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By Jason Meyers, Senior Editor, Utility Communications/IoT, 9/12/2014
LAS VEGAS -- Super Mobility Week -- The CTIA's sprawling new event made an effort to cram everything mobile into one place -- connected cars, mobile network ...
By Sarah Reedy, Senior Editor, 9/12/2014
Dr. Alan Law was one of the driving forces behind making Vodafone a leader in 3G femtocells. Now, as the new chairman of the Small Cell Forum, he'll be tasked with ...
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 9/10/2014
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- Small cells are a convenient way to extend wireless network coverage indoors, but they're a heck of a lot more than that, according to Marcus ...
By Sarah Reedy, Senior Editor, 9/9/2014
The race to build 4G LTE small cells with carrier aggregation is on. Ericsson entered its name in the race Tuesday, following announcements from both Alcatel-Lucent ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 9/8/2014
The network infrastructure planning teams at the world's mobile operators are set for information overload this week, with small cells kickstarting what is likely to ...
By Sarah Reedy, Senior Editor, 9/8/2014
Alcatel-Lucent says it is on track to launch its first commercial multimode enterprise small cells with partner Qualcomm in January of next year.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 8/26/2014
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: AT&T/Vodafone rumor returns; Swisscom offers WiFi option for mobile; Huawei's small cells in Iceland.
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 8/22/2014
Ever wonder why AT&T and Verizon are talking about small cells now, yet T-Mobile remains mostly quiet about its use of the tiny basestations that add network density ...
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 8/20/2014
Verizon needs to spend on small cells and network densification to support VoLTE and multicast video, according to its CFO.
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 8/18/2014
With its move to acquire the LSI Axxia networking chip unit from Avago late last week, Intel's Internet of Things (IoT) and data center strategies are clicking into ...
By Sarah Reedy, Senior Editor, 8/14/2014
When you install a Distributed Antenna System (DAS) in a cool place like Chicago's Shedd Aquarium, it's only natural that you have your customers, partners and ...
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Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 9/11/2014
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Qualcomm Paves Way for Sub-$100 4G Phones
Robert Clark, , 9/11/2014
Qualcomm sparks up low-end LTE market with new chipset.
Eurobites: Orange Agrees €3.4B Jazztel Buy
Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 9/16/2014
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Spirent buys Mobilethink; Nokia entrenches ...
Telefónica Pushes for Open NFV Agreement
Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/16/2014
Spanish network operator pushing telecom industry to agree on open NFV ...
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 ...
Google's Game for Another Subsea Project
Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 8/11/2014
Google gains another fiber investment as it's being counted among investors in ...
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Small Cell Forum Lays Down the Law
Sarah Reedy , Senior Editor , 9/11/2014
Vodafone's Dr. Alan Law shares his thoughts on rural areas, virtualization, ...
Carrier WiFi's Not Winning in Sports Arenas
Sarah Reedy , Senior Editor , 1/31/2014
Is the carriers' love affair with sports stadia connectivity on the wane?
Top 6 Small Cells Movers & Shakers
Sarah Reedy , Senior Editor , 12/3/2013
These are the big names to keep an eye on as small cells move from carrier labs ...
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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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The Inaugural Optical Innovation Forum in Nice

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More than 170 attendees from network operators, service providers, analyst firms, and component companies from around the world convened in Nice in June for the inaugural Optical Innovation Forum, co-produced by Huawei and Light Reading.
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Data Centers Drive Telcos Into the Future

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Data centers are at the heart of key trends driving telecom -- network virtualization, the drive for increased agility, and the need to compete with OTT providers.
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Why SPs Should Consider Cisco's EPN

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Sultan Dawood from Cisco discusses Cisco's EPN, which enables SPs to build agile and programmable networks delivering new network virtualized services using Cisco's Evolved Services Platform (ESP).
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Huawei’s Showcase @ Big Telecom Event 2014

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SoftCOM is Huawei's framework for telecom business and network transformation. Haofei Liu, Solution Marketing Manager, Carrier Business Group, Huawei, showcases Huawei's SoftCOM architecture in this video.
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Huawei @ BTE 2014: Director of Integrated Solutions on SoftCOM & NFV Monetization

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Libin Dai, Director of Integrated Solutions, Carrier Business Group, discusses Huawei's SoftCOM and NFV monetization. Huawei believes that NFV monetization should be service-driven rather than network-driven, and that operators should have network transformation, service transformation and a compatible and collaborative ecosystem in place in order to deploy NFV.
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Huawei @ BTE 2014: Director of US NFV Lab on CloudEdge & the Future of NFV

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Sean Chen, Director of US NFV Lab at Huawei, discusses Huawei's new approach to NFV in open collaboration. Huawei believes that through Proof of Concept tests, it could help operators learn and communicate with the industry more effectively. Sean believes that successful implementation of NFV should have its values reaching to end users and discusses how Huawei's ...
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Huawei's Highlights @ Big Telecom Event 2014

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At the Big Telecom Event in Chicago Huawei showcases its high-level strategy, the SoftCOM architecture, which helps operators reduce the cost of ownership of their network infrastructure and generate additional revenue in the ICT service environment. Huawei showcases over 30 pilot programs from across the globe, focusing on the industry-leading commercial ...
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