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Sarah Reedy Affirmed & Elephant Talk Build a Virtual EPC
Sarah Reedy  
12/22/2014  
Managed SDN platform specialist Elephant Talk has added NFV capabilities from Affirmed Networks to its architecture, enabling the pair to offer virtualized evolved packet cores (EPCs) to mobile operators.
Mari Silbey Congress, FCC Prep Net Neutrality, OTT Action
Mari Silbey  
12/22/2014  
Congress and the FCC are squeezing in their last chess moves before the end of 2014. With net neutrality on the line, and decisions to be made about the future of TV, both legislators and regulators are maneuvering for position before 2015 rolls around.
Sarah Reedy LTE Small Cells Set To Be Big in 2015
Sarah Reedy  
12/22/2014  
Small cells have long been on operators' roadmaps but more as a "next year" scenario, taking a backseat to macro network improvements. With recent traction in both the indoor and outdoor markets, however, 2015 is poised to be the year that small cells -- particularly of the single-mode LTE variety -- actually go mainstream.
Ray Le Maistre Eurobites: EE Shows Off 3-Carrier Aggregation
Ray Le Maistre  
12/22/2014  
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Swedish M2M specialist being acquired by Sierra Wireless; BT takes its fiber to the basement; and Dutch FTTH operator reaches 2 million homes.
Denise Culver Testing of NFV Requires Industry to Mature
Denise Culver  
12/22/2014  
Telecommunications service providers are driving growth in NFV to enable them to meet specific requirements. In service provider environments, telecom and networking software is generally run on three types of platforms: standard servers running Linux or Windows, proprietary hardware appliances, and virtual appliances running over hypervisors on industry-standard hardware servers.
Jason Meyers Thread Connects With UL for IoT Testing
Jason Meyers  
12/22/2014   1 Comment
The industry group backing the Internet of Things (IoT) networking protocol Thread has enlisted product certification outfit UL to perform interoperability and security testing for products integrating the Thread protocol.
Dan O'Shea Verizon Reminds Us That 200G Exists
Dan O'Shea  
12/22/2014   2 comments
Verizon has made good on its previously stated plan to use 200G optical wavelengths in its network before the end of 2014.
Robert Clark Telstra Woos Pacnet
Robert Clark  
12/22/2014   1 Comment
Telstra has emerged as the latest potential saviour for Hong Kong-based regional network operator Pacnet, with Australian incumbent having confirmed a Bloomberg report that it is in talks with Pacnet's owners about a possible acquisition.
Sarah Reedy T-Mobile to Pay $90M for Cramming Crimes
Sarah Reedy  
12/19/2014   6 comments
T-Mobile has agreed to pay up at least $90 million to settle a lawsuit the FTC filed against it for cramming, or allowing third parties to charge its customers for unwanted services -- a practice for which many of the major operators have come under fire.
Dan Jones Google Steering Android Towards Cars – Report
Dan Jones  
12/19/2014   8 comments
Google reportedly wants to drive a forthcoming release of its Android operating system right into the heart of the connected car market.
Alan Breznick Cox Starts All-Digital Rollout
Alan Breznick  
12/19/2014   3 comments
Following in the footsteps of other major US cable operators, Cox Communications has started converting its first market over to all-digital service as part of a company-wide effort to clear more bandwidth for much higher broadband speeds and more advanced video offerings.
Jason Meyers Is Google Good for Gigabit?
Jason Meyers  
12/19/2014   2 comments
In the world of gigabit services, everybody name-checks Google.
Mari Silbey HDR: The Next Big Video Thing
Mari Silbey  
12/19/2014   1 Comment
Let the hype cycle begin. Even with 4K TV still in its earliest deployments, video technologists have already moved on to the next big thing: High-Dynamic Range (HDR).
Mitch Wagner OpenDaylight Establishes Security Team
Mitch Wagner  
12/19/2014   2 comments
The OpenDaylight Project Technical Steering Committee has set up an official security response team following disclosure of a serious vulnerability in the open source SDN controller that went unaddressed four months after it was initially disclosed.
Paul Rainford Eurobites: AlcaLu & Nokia Merger Talk Resurfaces
Paul Rainford  
12/19/2014  
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Russian operators join forces on LTE; Ob3 satellites lift off; Deutsche Telekom takes extra mobile security measures.
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes IoT: The Future Is Bright for Operators
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  
12/19/2014   3 comments
The Internet of Things (IoT) is something of an enigma. For many in telecoms, it is something happening to other industries: In reality, it has the potential to radically transform the telecom world.
Dan Jones Apple Global SIM Could Drive Connected Cars
Dan Jones  
12/18/2014   5 comments
With the furor this year about the consumer benefits of the Apple global SIM card arriving in the iPad, the implications for future connected car and Internet of Things (IoT) applications with the card haven't been so highlighted.
Alan Breznick Comcast Launches 4K Streaming Service
Alan Breznick  
12/18/2014   10 comments
Following closely in DirecTV's footsteps, Comcast has become the second major US pay-TV provider to start offering Ultra HD (UHD) programming to its subscribers.
Mitch Wagner US Carriers, You're Going to Cuba!
Mitch Wagner  
12/18/2014   8 comments
Hope you like mojitos and fine cigars, because you're on your way to Cuba.
Paul Rainford Eurobites: BT Preps Stock, Bonds Issue to Fund Mobile M&A
Paul Rainford  
12/18/2014  
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UK government gets commitment on mobile coverage; Monsieur Iliad agrees to buy Orange Switzerland; Nokia Networks does Danish VoLTE.
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