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Light Reading's coverage of mobile spectrum issues provides insight into the trends impacting the award and use of airwaves for mobile communications.
By Kelly Davis-Felner, Vice President of Marketing, Wi-Fi Alliance, 3/27/2015
The mobile experience is user-initiated. Whether it's searching for the closest bus station or making a call to see if friends are nearby, the experience relies on ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 3/26/2015
Having just agreed to sell its O2-branded UK business to Hutchison Whampoa for £10.25 billion ($15.2 billion), Spain's Telefónica has been all over the news this ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 3/26/2015
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica gets approval for GVT buy; Telecom Italia reconsiders Metroweb bid; Orange spectrum plans in Poland.
By Gagandeep Kaur, Contributing Editor, 3/25/2015
India's mega auction of spectrum has finally wrapped up, with bids reaching INR1.09 trillion ($17.5 billion) after 19 days and 115 rounds. (See India's Spectrum Sale ...
By Gagandeep Kaur, Contributing Editor, 3/25/2015
Idea Cellular continues to make bold strides in India's 3G market. Earlier this week, the mobile operator launched a 3G service in Delhi over 900MHz spectrum it ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 3/19/2015
Has your company had an outstanding past 12 months? Have you developed a product, service or strategy that deserves the very highest industry honor? Then you need to ...
By Gagandeep Kaur, Contributing Editor, 3/19/2015
Bidding in India's latest spectrum auction has now beaten the record set during the sale of 3G airwaves in 2010. By the end of business on March 18, authorities had ...
By Eryn Leavens, Copy Desk Editor, 3/16/2015
Small cells, those low-powered wireless access points you've been hearing about all month here on Light Reading, are all the rage right now.
By Gagandeep Kaur, Contributing Editor, 3/16/2015
India's operators have yet to launch 4G services, but they will attract little interest unless service providers can offer their customers a selection of affordable ...
By Gagandeep Kaur, Contributing Editor, 3/11/2015
Thanks to aggressive bidding for all of the spectrum on sale, India's government has already easily surpassed its target of garnering $10.3 billion from the latest ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 3/10/2015
China Mobile is reported to have applied for a license to operate FDD LTE technology out of concern it could face a spectrum crunch in its TDD LTE bands.
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 3/10/2015
It appears the US's two largest carriers have done a flip-flop on small cells as long-time small cells proponent AT&T is scaling back its focus on the technology, ...
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 3/10/2015
While Mobile World Congress watchers originally thought SDN and NFV would be the biggest topics of discussion at the show, 5G barely snuck by as the most ...
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Telefónica Aims High With Low-Band 4G Focus
Iain Morris , News Editor , 3/25/2015
When it comes to 4G, Telefónica is prioritizing coverage and quality over dazzle.
Q&A: The Castle in T-Mobile's LTE Network
Sarah Thomas , Editorial Operations Director , 3/2/2015
Grant Castle, T-Mobile VP of engineering services and QA, talks to Light Reading ...
pCell Promises to Fix Spectrum Crunch Now
Sarah Thomas , Editorial Operations Director , 2/3/2015
Startup says it's close to commercial deployments of a personal cell technology ...
Small Cell Movers & Shakers: Update
Sarah Thomas , Editorial Operations Director , 12/26/2014
It's been a year of major change for small cells and those championing them, so ...
BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
LR CEO and Founder Steve Saunders sits down with the head of Qosmos to talk about the changing state of the art in deep packet inspection technology, including its role in SDN and NFV architectures.
Chattanooga’s EPB publicly owned utility comms company has become a poster child for how to enable a local economy using next-gen networking technology. Steve Saunders, Founder of Light Reading, sits down with Harold DePriest, president and CEO of EPB, to learn how EPB is bringing big time tech to small town America.
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eLTE Rapid Meets the Need for Speed

3|26|15   |   4:45   |   (0) comments


Designed especially for emergency and dedicated ad hoc local mobile communications coverage, Huawei's eLTE Rapid solution can deliver trunked voice, video and data coverage for multiple users over a 6km range and be set up in just 15 minutes, explains Huawei's Norman Frisch.
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On Videos: Challenges & Opportunities

3|26|15   |   5:56   |   (0) comments


Most everything is now connected. And along with 4K and 4G technologies, everyone could be creating and broadcasting video contents. Users are expecting better video experience with any screen, anywhere and anytime. Operators will meet new challenges, but also see some big opportunities.
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JDSU: Delivering Dynamic Networks for a Personalized Experience

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Light Reading speaks to JDSU at Mobile World Congress 2015 about new solutions in the areas of HetNets, VoLTE, backhaul, virtualization, big data analytics, and real-time intelligence.
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Smarter Service Chaining & New Ways to Benefit From Qosmos Technology

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David Le Goff, director of strategic and product marketing at Qosmos, explains how the company has added application awareness to subscriber information to make service chaining more efficient and reduce costs for networking and infrastructure. In addition, Qosmos technology, which has been delivered as C libraries, is now also available as a virtual machine, ...
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Qosmos CEO: The Changing Face of DPI

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LR CEO and Founder Steve Saunders sits down with the head of Qosmos to talk about the changing state of the art in deep packet inspection technology, including its role in SDN and NFV architectures. Also, how the comms market is becoming more like the automotive industry.
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FC Schalke Scores With Its Agile Stadium

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Top German soccer club FC Schalke 04 has deployed a new, agile WiFi network from Huawei in its Veltins-Arena stadium and is reaping the benefits in terms of customer satisfaction and business opportunities, explains marketing chief Alexander Jobst.
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Huawei’s Insights on Mobile Video

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More people than ever are now watching videos on smartphones. Seventy percent of mobile traffic will be video traffic until 2018. In this video, Huawei's exports give their insights on mobile video in terms of business model, network planning and 4G network construction.
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The Rise of Industry 4.0

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Are you ready for the fourth industrial revolution? It's a big deal for influential operators such as Deutsche Telekom.
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Getting Connected With eLTE

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Trunked radio communications have entered the 4G LTE world, and with Huawei's eLTE solution, can now deliver a full range of data and video services as well as push-to-talk voice, explains Huawei's Norman Frisch.
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Funkwerk’s on Track With Huawei

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GSM-R technology specialist Funkwerk and Huawei have forged a partnership that is benefiting both parties, notes Funkwerk's Gottfried Winter.
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How EANTC Tested Cisco's Virtualization Solutions

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Carsten Rossenhövel, managing director of independent test lab EANTC, tells Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the innovative approach his team had to take when validating Cisco's service provider virtualization and cloud solutions.
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Converged Communications: Working Simply & Smartly

3|17|15   |   03.24   |   (0) comments


Edwin Diender, CTO of Huawei's Enterprise Switch & Communications division, outlines the four main pillars of Huawei's unified communications portfolio and explains how the addition of 4K video capabilities has helped Huawei develop a groundbreaking videoconferencing solution.
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