Deutsche Telekom is looking to implement DSL vectoring as a cheaper alternative to full-on fiber in 2013, reports Bloomberg. According to Niek Jan van Damme, head of the carrier's German unit, implementation of the technology will be dependent on certain conditions being in place. "We need a facts-orientated discussion," he said. Yep, they're always good. (See BBWF 2012: Vectoring's Potential.)
Just as Deutsche Telekom plans an upgrade to its copper plant, a new report into FTTH (fiber-to-the-home) service availability in Europe suggests it might be another 92 years before every home in the European Union's 210 million households will have a fiber broadband connection. But bandwidth-hungry Europeans don't necessarily have to wait that long… (See Euro FTTH Switch Could Take 92 Years.)
Telenor ASA (Nasdaq: TELN) can relax after it was revealed that Russia's competition watchdog is to drop its case against the Nordic operator for raising its stake in VimpelCom Ltd. (NYSE: VIP), reports Reuters. The regulator had wanted the Russian operator to be free of foreign control, but withdrew its case once Altimo , another Russian company, overtook Telenor to be the main shareholder in VimpelCom. Got that? (See Antimonopoly Service Files Against Telenor.)
U.K. regulator Ofcom is beginning a consultation process on its proposals for how "white spaces" will be used for rural broadband access, machine-to-machine (M2M) applications and more. Ofcom is hoping that its "framework" will ensure that existing licensed users of the spectrum, which include digital TV and wireless microphone users, do not find that their signals suffer interference from these proposed white-space applications. (See TV White Space: Niche Play or the Next Big Thing?)
Zain Group has switched on its LTE network throughout Kuwait, becoming, it claims, the first operator to offer nationwide 4G coverage there. (See Zain Kuwait Launches 4G.)
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Anshul Sadana answers questions from Steve Saunders, Light Reading’s founder and CEO, about Arista’s CloudVision, a global cloud network controller for workload orchestration and workflow automation delivering a turnkey solution for cloud networking.
NetNumber Founder Doug Ranalli examines why SPs need a new network infrastructure for service agility. While NFV and SDN are the tools, the old ways of thinking about signaling control are inhibitors. Doug provides his recommendations.
Nirav Modi provides an overview of vCPE, the fastest-growing NFV use case, showing how Cyan's Blue Planet orchestrates vCPE services across a multivendor infrastructure to rapidly deliver new managed services for business customers.
As one of the leading global telecommunications providers, ZTE presented its cutting-edge technology at LTE World Summit 2015 in Amsterdam. On display at ZTE's booth were the latest R&D achievements in wireless, 5G development, HetNet, deep convergence of FDD and TDD, and RCS/IMD/iSDN/vCN.
Didi Dayton explores Symantec's emerging enterprise security strategies for service providers. Highlights include 'killing the password,' self-defense, advanced analytics and adaptive response in a service provider architecture.
In a move to enhance user experience, Denmark's TDC aims to become an early adopter of DOCSIS 3.1. In partnership with Huawei, TDC recently ran the world's first field tests on its coax network that reached speeds nearing 1 Gbit/s.
Cedrik Neike, SVP of Global Service Provider, Service Delivery, at Cisco, talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about solving service provider customer problems in a virtualized, DevOps world, including multivendor support and the future of network procurement.