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By Robert Clark, 12/17/2014
Telstra went to the NBN (national broadband network) renegotiation table with a strong hand -- and it shows.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 12/15/2014
Concerns about capex cuts by big telecom players such as AT&T and Verizon are already hurting hardware/software vendor stocks in the US, but a bigger issue is looming ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 12/10/2014
AT&T added Brocade, Ciena and Cisco to its list of Domain 2.0 partners on Wednesday, taking the total number of vendor partners it has chosen for its cloud program, ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 12/8/2014
REYKJAVIK, Iceland -- What do the next five or six years hold for the communications networking and services sector?
By Steve Koppman, 12/8/2014
As service providers see exploding network demand far outpacing growth in revenues and profits, they seek to reduce their cost "per bit" to support bottom lines, ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 12/2/2014
Connecting remote communities in rural areas in an affordable way has long been a tough challenge for all communications network operators, but UK mobile operator EE ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 12/2/2014
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Finland gets LTE in the 450MHz band; Sky prepares for possible M&A action; Millicom seeks new CEO.
By Dennis Mendyk, Vice President of Research, Heavy Reading, 11/21/2014
In a couple of weeks, Light Reading will be holding the first in a brand new series of executive summits, 2020 Vision, where telecom industry thought leaders will ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 11/20/2014
Optical circuit switch maker Calient Technologies is pushing further into the SDN realm, having announced this week an OpenDaylight-based controller that allows data ...
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 11/20/2014
Verizon is taking its SDN strategy to the next level with a major push towards the deployment of bare-metal switches in its next-generation networking architecture, ...
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 11/20/2014
Cisco-backed startup Altiostar has unveiled a virtualized Cloud-RAN system that it claims will be more scalable and much cheaper to deploy than alternative systems ...
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Data analytics, especially real-time data analytics, will inarguably play a ...
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Poll: Net Neutrality, Title II & The New IP
Elizabeth Miller Coyne , Editor , 12/18/2014
The regulatory quagmire and uncertainty of Net Neutrality and Title II has left ...
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Telstra Writes Latest NBN Chapter
Robert Clark, , 12/17/2014
There's a new plan for Australia's national broadband network (NBN) and it's good ...
Eurobites: Nokia's HERE in Maps Deal With Baidu
Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 12/15/2014
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia Networks speeds up Sonera; Tele2 ...
Eurobites: BT Preps Stock, Bonds Issue to Fund Mobile M&A
Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 12/18/2014
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Monsieur Iliad agrees to buy Orange ...
Eurobites: Apple Suspends Online Sales in Russia as Rouble Collapses
Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 12/17/2014
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT braced to battle regulator; Dixons ...
Hey US! Here Comes Tech Mahindra
Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 11/21/2014
Acquisition gives Indian network services and software giant a play in the North ...
Altiostar's C-RAN Steps Into the Light, Junks Dark Fiber
Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 11/20/2014
Altiostar emerges from stealth with a Cloud-RAN system that uses Ethernet rather ...
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Telco Data Centers: 7 Reasons Carriers Should Run Their Own Facilities
Mitch Wagner , West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading , 10/2/2014
For telecom operators, hosting their own data centers can be key to fending off ...
Colt Pulls the Trigger on Data Center Virtualization
Mitch Wagner , West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading , 8/7/2014
Colt was implementing SDN and NFV in its data centers before those terms had even ...
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Liberty Global Sees Business Goldmine

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Steen Sorensen, VP of business services for Liberty Global, explains where the giant international MSO sees growth potential.
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EE: The Road to 5G

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Andy Sutton, the principal network architect at UK mobile operator EE, explains how his company is using Wembley stadium as a wireless test bed and how that's helping EE to plan the evolution to 5G.
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Highlights of Huawei's NFV Open Cloud Forum 2014

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Huawei hosted its inaugural NFV Open Cloud Forum during the SDN & OpenFlow World Congress 2014 in Düsseldorf, Germany. The Forum brought together technology thought leaders, senior executives and telecom professionals from global carriers, industry associations, as well as other partner companies in the ecosystem, to exchange views on and collectively explore how ...
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Realizing Operators' Digital Vision

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Leveraging technology is fundamental to digital transformation but understanding customers and serving them really well is at the heart of digital businesses. TM Forum lists the following as the strategic pillars of the digital business: business agility and rapid innovation, operational agility and effectiveness, IT and data centricity, plus customer centricity. ...
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US Cellular Injects Analytics Into LTE

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US Cellular's Mario Vela explains how the operator uses analytics for network planning and what comes next as the carrier looks to eke more value out of its metrics.
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How Cox Biz Plans to Keep Growing

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Steve Rowley, SVP of Cox Business, details how the third-biggest US MSO intends to boost its revenues to $2 billion and beyond over the rest of the decade
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Interview With Bill Zhang, Director of SoftCOM Product Management, Huawei

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Bill Zhang elaborated on Huawei's open philosophy in NFV solution development and network architecture design at the SDN & OpenFlow World Congress 2014.
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Event Highlights: Huawei at SDN & OpenFlow World Congress 2014

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Huawei joined the 2014 SDN & OpenFlow Congress as one of the key sponsors and contributors. At the event, Huawei reinforced the openness and flexibility of its network infrastructure strategies, and provided updates on its SDN and NVF innovations. Through participations at the exhibitions, forums and speeches, Huawei encouraged the industry to "think bigger and ...
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How Cable Biz Services Hit $10B Mark

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Cable operators reached $10 billion in annual business services revenues by delving deeper into their vertical markets and expanding beyond the smallest firms.
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Mediacom Aims to Test Connected Tractors

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Cable business service provider is taking its services to the 'agribusiness' sector in partnership with farm equipment specialist John Deere and is getting involved in Gigabit Cities developments.
LRTV Interviews
TWC Business Looks Beyond $3B

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TWC Business Services chief Phil Meeks explains how his unit has reached $3 billion in annual revenues and what its plans are for next year.
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AT&T's New Security Strategy

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AT&T's Chief Security Officer Ed Amoroso explains how his company is wrapping virtual security layers around micro network domains.
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