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Dan O'Shea Windstream BOBs for Fixed Wireless Broadband
Dan O'Shea  
10/1/2014  
Independent telco Windstream Communications has taken another step in its conversion from rural residential telco to business services provider, announcing the acquisition of Business Only Broadband (BOB), a small fixed wireless broadband player based in the Chicago suburbs.
Jason Meyers GTT Acquires More Cloud Prowess
Jason Meyers  
10/1/2014  
Global network operator GTT Communications has deepened its cloud services focus with the $40 million acquisition of UNSi, which provides data services primarily to large US-based enterprises.
Ray Le Maistre OSS Is Key to SDN, NFV Strategies
Ray Le Maistre  
10/1/2014   3 comments
For any network operator planning to introduce SDN and NFV capabilities in an effort to become more efficient and agile, their starting point on the journey to a more virtualized working environment should be their staff and their OSS and BSS capabilities.
Mari Silbey Comcast Cloud DVR Takes Flight
Mari Silbey  
10/1/2014   3 comments
It's not just TV Everywhere. It's DVR Everywhere.
Sarah Reedy Nokia Joins Ericsson in Updating T-Mobile LTE
Sarah Reedy  
10/1/2014   3 comments
Longtime T-Mobile partner Nokia Networks will join Ericsson in helping the operator deploy LTE-Advanced infrastructure and services, the Finnish vendor confirmed on Wednesday.
Ray Le Maistre TeliaSonera Snaps Up Cloud Minnow
Ray Le Maistre  
10/1/2014   1 Comment
Scandinavian operator TeliaSonera has become the latest telco to acquire a cloud services specialist, albeit on a small scale.
Sarah Reedy Cisco Paints IoT Into the Big Data Picture
Sarah Reedy  
10/1/2014   5 comments
Network operators' interest in the Internet of Things (IoT) is less about the number of connections they can add to their network -- although those numbers are staggering -- and more about the data those connections bring with them.
Paul Rainford Eurobites: Alcatel-Lucent Closes Enterprise Unit Sale
Paul Rainford  
10/1/2014  
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefonica finally closes E-Plus acquisition; Ericsson buys smart grids specialist; Tieto layoffs in Finland and beyond.
Sterling Perrin Can India Take Fiber to the Masses?
Sterling Perrin  
10/1/2014  
India is a country with poor wireline broadband penetration, but an ambitious and controversial government program called the National Optical Fibre Network (NOFN) is aimed at dramatically boosting GPON-based fiber connectivity in rural areas throughout the country.
Mitch Wagner Pica8 Raises $12.5M, Strengthens Japan Ties
Mitch Wagner  
10/1/2014  
Bare-metal SDN vendor Pica8 said today it raised $12.5 million Series B funding, bringing its total funding to date to more than $20 million.
Alan Breznick Cable Preps for DOCSIS 3.1 Debut
Alan Breznick  
9/30/2014   1 Comment
As Gigabit Fever continues to sweep the land, CableLabs is scrambling to start certifying new DOCSIS 3.1 equipment for the cable industry's use as early as next spring.
Mari Silbey Is Redbox Instant Shutting Down?
Mari Silbey  
9/30/2014   19 comments
Redbox Instant by Verizon may be rapidly approaching its end.
Paul Rainford Eurobites: EU Gets Tough on Net Neutrality
Paul Rainford  
9/30/2014   5 comments
Also in today's EMEA roundup: Tele Columbus plans IPO; AlcaLu teams up with Accenture; data sonification -- can you dig it?
JOANNE TAAFFE What China Mobile Wants From 5G
JOANNE TAAFFE  
9/30/2014   3 comments
For the world's biggest mobile operator (by subscriber numbers), 4G still offers a lot of mileage.
Michelle Donegan Telco IT Can Unlock OTT Profits – AsiaInfo
Michelle Donegan  
9/30/2014   1 Comment
European network operators are missing a trick when it comes to partnering with over-the-top (OTT) service providers by not making the most of their back-office Service Provider Information Technology (SPIT), a missed opportunity that collectively could be worth hundreds of millions of euros in gross profits each year, according to Chinese software vendor AsiaInfo Inc.
Carol Wilson Open NFV Group Uncloaks Its Platform Plan
Carol Wilson  
9/30/2014   4 comments
The Linux Foundation today made its long-awaited formal announcement of the Open Platform for NFV Project (OPNFV), promising to deliver a carrier-grade, open source reference architecture as a means of speeding up NFV deployment. The group's initial focus will be on developing the NFV infrastructure and virtualized infrastructure management, two key pieces not already under development, and is promising its initial results in the first half of 2015. (See Linux Foundation Announces Open NFV Group, Exclusive: Leaked 'Inception' Document Fleshes Out Open-Source NFV Plans and Will Carriers Step Up to Open Challenge?)
Carol Wilson CenturyLink Opens Hosting Site in China
Carol Wilson  
9/29/2014   1 Comment
CenturyLink is taking its managed hosting portfolio into China, initially to serve its multinational business customers wanting to do business there, but ultimately looking for new customers in that region as well. (See CenturyLink Expands Managed Hosting into China.)
Iain Morris The Perennial Need for Speed
Iain Morris  
9/29/2014   2 comments
Connection speed has long been the marketing hook that operators have used when fishing for broadband customers, but is it now due for replacement?
Dan O'Shea Bit Parts: Google Invests in Chinese Transceiver Firm
Dan O'Shea  
9/29/2014   2 comments
Here's the latest news in Bit Parts, our semi-frequent, sometimes dramatic, always intriguing roundup of the optical components sector:
Sarah Reedy SoftBank Eyes a DreamWorks Buy – Report
Sarah Reedy  
9/29/2014   7 comments
Its dreams of acquiring T-Mobile dashed, SoftBank's latest acquisition target appears to be US-based movie studio DreamWorks.
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