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Mari Silbey Amazon Acquires Elemental for AWS
Mari Silbey  
9/3/2015  
Elemental Technologies will start its next chapter as part of Amazon Web Services.
Mari Silbey 5 Signs OTT's Time Has Come
Mari Silbey  
9/3/2015  
Over-the-top (OTT) video has gone from being a fad to a must-have in the short time since Netflix started pushing its streaming service alongside the little red DVD envelopes. However, in the last year, OTT's really gone on a tear, and September kicked off with a rush of OTT news suggesting that more choice, flexibility and innovation are headed to the multi-screen.
Sarah Thomas T-Mobile Adds Video Calling to RCS Line Up
Sarah Thomas  
9/3/2015   1 Comment
Building on its launch of Rich Communications Services (RCS)-powered messaging in July, T-Mobile has now added video calling to the mix.
Iain Morris XG-PON Gets Asian Boost
Iain Morris  
9/3/2015  
It might be an exaggeration to say the XG-PON standard is suddenly thriving, but it has certainly gained some momentum in both Europe and Asia during the past few weeks.
Dan O'Shea Ciena Not Spooked by Q3 Revenue Miss
Dan O'Shea  
9/3/2015  
News of "short term" implementation delays by "three to four" North American Tier 1 customers put a damper on Ciena's fiscal third-quarter earnings, and left revenue for the quarter below estimates.
Mari Silbey Carolina Town Becomes First US 10-Gig City
Mari Silbey  
9/3/2015   7 comments
Move over, gigabit. America's first 10-Gig city is here.
Paul Rainford Eurobites: Things Get Hairy for Combes
Paul Rainford  
9/3/2015   3 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Free 1, Orange 0; Net Insight buys ScheduALL; du goes gigabit for gaming.
Iain Morris SeaChange Raves About OTT Business
Iain Morris  
9/3/2015  
Video software player SeaChange claims to have signed its first over-the-top agreement with a US provider of prepaid mobile services, and says it is witnessing growing interest in its offerings from mobile operators keen to launch premium video services.
Guy Zibi Amazon Web Services Makes Its Africa Push
Guy Zibi  
9/3/2015  
Amazon Web Services' latest moves in Africa suggest that the company may be entering a more aggressive phase in its push for cloud services adoption on the continent. In August, AWS announced a plan to open an office in Johannesburg and hire over "250 highly skilled engineers, network specialists, account managers and other technologists." In addition, AWS has been engaging in what is akin to a seduction effort in the South African market, accelerating customer outreach efforts and hosting an AWSome Day session in Johannesburg.
Sarah Thomas Framing the Low-Band Picture
Sarah Thomas  
9/2/2015   1 Comment
RootMetric's recent report on wireless in the US confirmed that T-Mobile was strong in the metro markets, while it struggled in the surrounding rural markets, areas where Verizon and Sprint had strong showings. In case you needed more details on why that is, Mosaik Solutions has released new maps Wednesday that illustrate the problem: low-band spectrum. (See RootMetrics Crowns Verizon Top-Performing LTE Again.)
Carol Wilson Verizon's New App Offers Easier Security
Carol Wilson  
9/2/2015  
Verizon is giving enterprises an easier way to fight known security threats by launching an application built on its annual Data Breach Investigation Report and Splunk's analytics platform. The new app, announced this week, is one outward sign of the strategic shift within Verizon toward more a more analytics-based approach to its managed security services. (See Verizon Creates Data Breach Prevention App.)
Steve Bell Narrowband Cellular IoT Offers Clean Slate
Steve Bell  
9/2/2015  
2016 looks to be a very exciting year in the low-power wide-area (LPWA) market, with a number of major players positioning to assist mobile operators to take advantage of the blossoming Internet of Things opportunities.
Sarah Thomas Network Slicing Key to Nokia's 5G Framework
Sarah Thomas  
9/2/2015   5 comments
Nokia Networks has unveiled its complete 5G framework, an architecture made up of the elements that will take wireless operators into the next generation. The announcement includes an agglomeration of radio and core network technologies, but network slicing is the key element.
Mari Silbey Comcast Puts a Price on Unlimited Data Plans
Mari Silbey  
9/2/2015   5 comments
Now that unlimited data plans have fallen out of favor in the wireless world, Comcast wants to give them a try.
Dan Joe Barry Assuring Performance in Hybrid Virtualized Networks
Dan Joe Barry  
9/2/2015   5 comments
Can network appliances be virtualized and still provide high performance at high speeds? That was one of the key questions left open at the end of the previous installment in my series of blogs, when we took a closer look at network appliances and how they can be used to provide real-time insight for management and security of SDN/NFV networks. (See Managing SDN & NFV With Real-Time Insight.)
Gagandeep Kaur Indian Telcos Warm to IoT
Gagandeep Kaur  
9/2/2015  
India's service providers have started work on the development of technologies that will satisfy the growing demand for Internet of Things (IoT) services.
Paul Rainford Eurobites: Nokia, TeliaSonera Rev Up LTE-A
Paul Rainford  
9/2/2015   1 Comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia's new 5G architecture; carrier billing in South Africa; Sigfox seeks more investment.
Iain Morris SmarTone Profits Soar on Smartphone Sales
Iain Morris  
9/2/2015   3 comments
Hong Kong mobile operator SmarTone has benefited from a huge increase in net profit in its recent financial year thanks largely to booming sales of smartphones and device accessories.
Mitch Wagner Open Source Router Makes Production Debut
Mitch Wagner  
9/2/2015   1 Comment
The CloudRouter Project released a production version of its software Wednesday, for network operators looking for a no-hassle DIY SDN platform.
Iain Morris ADB Revamps, Reveals Its Soft Side
Iain Morris  
9/1/2015   3 comments
Having kept something of a low profile over the last couple of years -- and especially since it delisted and became a privately held company in March -- Geneva-based ADB has been undergoing a radical behind-the-scenes transformation, quitting many of its hardware activities to focus more heavily on the sale of software and services.
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