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Key developments related to the evolution and deployment of policy control and charging platforms.
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 9/22/2014
Ericsson has invested in another cloud startup, taking a majority stake of undisclosed value in platform-as-a-service (PaaS) developer Apcera, similar to the move two ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 9/15/2014
Brocade has acquired the technology assets and team of Vistapointe, a network visibility and analytics firm whose technologies add depth to Brocade's pursuit of deals ...
By Sarah Reedy, Senior Editor, 9/10/2014
US operators are placing different bets on how consumers will want to pay for in-vehicle connectivity and the apps and services it powers.
By Gerri Kodres, 9/10/2014
Carrier billing contributed a significant amount of income to mobile operators during the feature phone era. Now that smartphones have taken over, mobile operators ...
By Sarah Reedy, Senior Editor, 9/9/2014
CHICAGO -- Insurance Telematics USA 2014 -- A conference for the insurance industry may sound like a snooze fest, but connectivity in vehicles is giving those in the ...
By Sarah Reedy, Senior Editor, 9/3/2014
Cisco has invested in Sprint OSS/BSS partner ItsOn, helping contribute to its recent $20 million in Series C funding, the company announced on Wednesday.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 9/2/2014
Nokia Networks is kick-starting the post-summer news binge with a series of portfolio enhancement and product innovation announcements, starting with an automated ...
By Sarah Reedy, Senior Editor, 8/21/2014
Sprint is now offering individuals unlimited data for only $60, lower than T-Mobile's $80 plan, and unlimited unlike AT&T and Verizon's offers. But before you get ...
By Sarah Reedy, Senior Editor, 8/20/2014
When I saw the report that Verizon is planning to launch its own app store, I figured it was an old article. It's gone down this path before… and not successfully either.
By Sarah Reedy, Senior Editor, 8/18/2014
Sprint introduced new pricing plans on Monday that give customers switching to a family -- not Framily -- plan twice the amount of data AT&T and Verizon offer at a ...
By Sarah Reedy, Senior Editor, 8/14/2014
Sprint's new CEO Marcelo Claure is amped up to make the struggling carrier the next disruptor in the US wireless market, and his plan to do so starts next week with ...
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New Wave of Subsea Builds Aids APAC's Expansion
Robert Clark, , 9/23/2014
China's needs and regional 4G data traffic growth drive fresh Asian capacity builds.
Exclusive: MEF to Rival ONF, OpenDaylight With SDN Strategy
Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 9/23/2014
The Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) is getting ready to take on OpenFlow, OpenDaylight ...
Eurobites: AlcaLu Adds to Small Cell Backhaul Mix
Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 9/23/2014
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: 1,700 jobs lost at Phones 4u; BT signs ...
Exclusive: MEF to Rival ONF, OpenDaylight With SDN Strategy
Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 9/23/2014
The Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) is getting ready to take on OpenFlow, OpenDaylight ...
New Wave of Subsea Builds Aids APAC's Expansion
Robert Clark, , 9/23/2014
China's needs and regional 4G data traffic growth drive fresh Asian capacity builds.
Microsoft Does About-Face, Debuts $25 Phone
Sarah Reedy, Senior Editor, 8/11/2014
Nokia's new parent is still figuring out its mobile story, as it launches a new ...
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C Spire Lets SPIT Percolate
Sarah Reedy , Senior Editor , 4/8/2014
C Spire's Percs reward program was a homegrown SPIT initiative, but the regional ...
Top 5 NFV Movers & Shakers
Carol Wilson , Editor-at-large , 1/8/2014
Network functions virtualization (NFV) is just about the hottest trend in the ...
AlcaLu Breathes New Life Into Bell Labs
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-chief , 12/27/2013
Bell Labs has a new president who plans to reinvigorate Alcatel-Lucent's R&D ...
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Sales Director of INIT on Plug & Play Switch Devices

9|19|14   |   3:21   |   (0) comments


INIT Italy uses both the Huawei S5700 and S7700 series switches for the campus LAN environment. Sales Director Andrea Curti says their company chose these Huawei devices over others because of their performance, flexible scalability and plug-and-play features.
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Saudi Arabia Upgrades Vocational Training System

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The Technical and Vocational Training Corporation (TVTC) has 100,000 students, 150 government-owned institutions and oversees 1000 private institutes. The CIO of TVTC explains that Huawei devices have allowed them to manage multiple datacenters using just one software program, scientifically tracking the progress of students and teachers, saving them millions.
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Huawei's Media Solutions Are Here to Stay

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The current media revolution requires rapid upgrades in technology. New formats (HD, 3D, 4K etc.) and the subsequent explosion of file sizes demand sophisticated network and storage architecture. Social media and the multiple distribution channels require a robust asset management system. Gartner analyst Venecia Liu speaks about the current technological trends in ...
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Microgenesis on Huawei's Switches

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Microgenesis is a solutions and system integrator company in the Philippines whose areas of expertise include data centers, networking and security products. In this video, Executive Director Jeffrey Choa talks to us about his customers needs and they benefit from using Huawei switches.
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Network Solutions Help the Philippines Jump Ahead

9|17|14   |   2:59   |   (0) comments


In the past, the Philippines has under-invested in technology. Now, the CEO of Softshell talks about how Huawei products help the Philippines jump ahead as the economy improves.
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VCS Observation for Safer Cities in the Netherlands

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Holland's VCS Observation has been operating for 22 years. Its main goal is to get cities safer. CEO Wim van Deijzen tells us some of the challenges his company faces and how Huawei is helping to overcome these challenges.
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A Conversation With Serbia's Ministry of Interior

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At HCC 2014, the Assistant Minister of the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Serbia talks to us about his projects and corporation with Huawei. Solutions like Safe City and E-Government and services like cloud computing are just some of the areas his department is interested in.
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IHS Analyst Discusses eLTE at CCW 2014

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Thomas Lynch, associate director of critical communications at IHS Technology, talks about broadband in critical communications.
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TCAA on Huawei eLTE: A Broadband Solution for Mission-Critical Communications

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At CCW2014 in Singapore, the TCCA's Phil Kidner talks about the importance of broadband data for critical communications.
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Spotlight on Cisco: SDN for Optical Networks

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Cisco's Greg Nehib talks OpenFlow and more on the 'Software-Defined Networking for Optical Networks' panel at the Big Telecom Event in June 2014.
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Cisco's Evolved Programmable Network (EPN)

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A look at the various demos Cisco showed at Light Reading's Big Telecom Event highlighting Cisco's EPN innovation and how SDN and NFV technologies are enabling a variety of new services.
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The Future of Ultra-Broadband, With Kevin Kelly (UBBF2014)

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If you think the technological changes we've seen up to now are astounding, just wait until you see what the future has in store. Discuss upcoming breakthroughs with Kevin Kelly, Founding Executive Editor of Wired Magazine, at the Huawei Ultra-Broadband Forum on September 24.
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Mosaik Solutions presents its 2014 maps of the wireless world in the US, including cable WiFi deployments, LTE network expansion and 600MHz auction boundaries.
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