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Alan Breznick Cable Gives Thanks for Business Services
Alan Breznick  
11/27/2015   1 Comment
If there's one thing that cable operators can be thankful for this holiday season, it's business services.
Iain Morris Facebook in Africa: Beauty or Beast?
Iain Morris  
11/27/2015   3 comments
"Facebook used to be either beauty or the beast, depending on whether you were looking at its market capitalization or its value proposition, but the beast is becoming more human," said Christian de Faria, the CEO of Airtel Africa, when appraising the social networking giant at this year's Mobile World Congress (MWC) in March. (See Facebook Faces Operator Doubts on Tie-Ups.)
Gagandeep Kaur 4G Drives Telco Capex in India
Gagandeep Kaur  
11/27/2015   1 Comment
Realizing the 4G market is going to be more about quality than basic coverage, India's telcos are committing much greater sums to 4G capital expenditure.
Iain Morris Eurobites: Telefónica, Huawei Team on Enterprise Cloud
Iain Morris  
11/27/2015   1 Comment
Also in today's 'Black Friday' EMEA regional roundup: Turkcell bids for TeliaSonera's stake in Fintur; Polkomtel trials voice-over-WiFi with Nokia; Cosmote achieves 500 Mbit/s LTE; Altice lands rights to English Premier League.
Alan Arolovitch Helping Streaming Video Steam Ahead
Alan Arolovitch  
11/27/2015   1 Comment
There's a reason, other than free WiFi, that people appreciate having coffee shops on virtually every corner. A local source for a dose of caffeine limits waiting. For the coffee shop owner, less waiting means happier customers -- who will return.
Ray Le Maistre How to 'Get Rich Slowly' the enet Way
Ray Le Maistre  
11/26/2015   1 Comment
It's not often that a communications industry CEO will boast of a "get rich slowly" strategy but that's exactly what Conal Henry, CEO of Irish alternative fiber network operator enet , proudly presented at the recent Broadband World Forum event in London.
Paul Rainford Eurobites: Glasgow Gets the Gigabit Treatment
Paul Rainford  
11/26/2015   1 Comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson opens its 5G Garage; OTE looks to raise euro 350 million on debt market; Israeli big data startup bags $15 million in Series A.
Mari Silbey Giving Thanks – Internet Returns to Aleppo
Mari Silbey  
11/26/2015   2 comments
There's a lot that network data can tell you if you know where to look.
Patricio Latini Making OTT Pay Off With Better QoE
Patricio Latini  
11/26/2015   1 Comment
Over the past few years, communication service providers (CSPs) have increasingly focused on how to deploy their own OTT video services successfully. At the same time, such popular OTT services as Netflix, YouTube and the "Go" platforms of the major content providers have seen significant growth, introducing a new group of major challengers to the incumbent CSPs.
Dan Jones Samsung: No Sale of Wireless Unit
Dan Jones  
11/25/2015   16 comments
Samsung says that it is not selling its wireless networking unit.
Carol Wilson What Are Telecom's Best Investment Bets?
Carol Wilson  
11/25/2015   1 Comment
If picking investment winners and losers in telecom is part of your Black Friday shopping agenda, then you might want to take heed of what two veteran financial industry analysts were saying at the Gen15 event last week. A word to the wise: Their thoughts might prompt Thanksgiving indigestion.
Mari Silbey TiVo's Future Looks Nothing Like Its Past
Mari Silbey  
11/25/2015   3 comments
Just a decade ago, TiVo had no cable operator customers. Today, its cable-generated subscribers vastly outnumber its retail subscriber base. And that's just the beginning of a story that paints TiVo's future as one diverging rapidly from its past.
Iain Morris DT Preps Fast Hybrid Routers Beyond Germany
Iain Morris  
11/25/2015   2 comments
Deutsche Telekom may be on the verge of launching its hybrid router in markets outside Germany, Light Reading has learned.
Steve Bell Backhaul Trends & Realities Surface in Bali
Steve Bell  
11/25/2015   2 comments
The recent Best Experience Mobile Backhaul Summit event in Bali, Indonesia, provided insights into how some of Asia-Pacific's operators are evolving their networks for the emerging challenges of LTE, LTE-Advanced and ultimately 5G.
Paul Rainford Eurobites: Orange Fine-Tunes IoT Vision
Paul Rainford  
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Virgin Media fears repercussions of BT/EE merger; French auction bid details; fiber-to-the-second-home?
Mitch Wagner Networking Shines in HP's Gloomy Final Earnings
Mitch Wagner  
11/25/2015   7 comments
In its final earnings report as a unified company, Hewlett-Packard on Tuesday reported net revenue of $103.4 billion in fiscal 2015, down 7% year-over-year. But networking was a bright spot, with net revenue of $2.8 billion, up 8% year-over-year.
Mitch Wagner Wind River, Huawei Join Hands on NFV
Mitch Wagner  
A recent interoperability validation between Wind River and Huawei is a step forward for both companies. Wind River scores Huawei as a big partnership win for its NFV platform, while Huawei further disaggregates its networking solutions.
Iain Morris Telefónica's Fiber Fix
Iain Morris  
Has Telefonica over-extended itself? The Spanish operator has indicated its fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) deployment plans are "under review" after the national regulator last week said Telefonica would have to provide wholesale services to rivals in most areas. Yet Telefonica has already passed 13.4 million homes, or about three quarters of the Spanish total, with its FTTH network. (See Eurobites: Telefonica Casts Doubt on Spanish Fiber Rollout.)
Brian Santo Skyworks Leaves PMC-Sierra to Microsemi
Brian Santo  
11/24/2015   2 comments
Microsemi is ending up with PMC-Sierra after Skyworks dropped out of a bidding battle for the maker of components widely used in data center equipment.
Mari Silbey Frontier Gives Telco TV a Boost
Mari Silbey  
11/24/2015   6 comments
After a dismal couple of quarters on the telco TV front in the US, Frontier is hoping to add some spark with the launch of its IP-based FrontierTV service in Durham, N.C.
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