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By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 1/23/2015
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange nurtures startups; Austrian spectrum row; will anyone download the bride-valuation app?
By Sarah Thomas, Senior Editor, 1/16/2015
WorldVu Satellites is planning to launch the world's largest satellite constellation, to bring Internet to the unconnected, with help from the Virgin Group and ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 1/9/2015
Social networking giant Facebook announced late Thursday it had bought a video-compression specialist called QuickFire Networks.
By Sarah Thomas, Senior Editor, 1/8/2015
The fat lady has sung for Muve Music: The popular prepaid music service from AT&T-owned Cricket Wireless will officially shut down this month, to be replaced with ...
By The Editors, 12/31/2014
It's that time of year again -- when everyone resolves to be better than last year, rid themselves of destructive habits and embrace good ones.
By Sarah Thomas, Senior Editor, 12/26/2014
2015 is gearing up to be a big one for small cells: Operators are ready to move beyond the macro network, long-awaited vendor deployment announcements will begin to ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 12/8/2014
Only days after an important standards milestone, G.fast chip developer Sckipio has announced $17 million in new funding as it prepares to duke it out with some of ...
By Sarah Thomas, Senior Editor, 12/8/2014
REYKJAVIK, Iceland -- 2020 Vision -- Light Reading has touched down in Iceland: land of puffins, sunshine (for several hours a day!), plenty of natural beauty and ...
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 12/4/2014
Join Experience, a startup carrier out of Luxembourg, is looking to become what it calls the first European service provider built from the beginning to combine telco ...
By Robert Clark, 12/1/2014
For telcos, the cloud opens up a direct channel to sell software to the enterprise, but it's a new and complex field.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 11/28/2014
A company founded by a group of Stanford alumni with OpenFlow and SDN development experience has raised more than $11 million in funding from some significant investors.
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Huawei Expects 2015 Revenues of $56B
Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 1/22/2015
Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei says ...
Telecom Tops Other Sectors in Cisco Security Study
Iain Morris, News Editor, 1/21/2015
The telecom sector leads other industries when it comes to the sophistication of ...
Infinera Strategy Pays Off, Stock Soars
Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 1/23/2015
Optical vendor is adding sales, improving margins and growing a diversified ...
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Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 1/23/2015
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Iain Morris, News Editor, 1/21/2015
The telecom sector leads other industries when it comes to the sophistication of ...
India Targets $10.3B From Spectrum Auctions
Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 1/7/2015
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Thursday, January 8, 2015
CellTrust Raises $10.5M
Friday, December 12, 2014
Qualcomm to Invest $40M in Chinese Startups
Friday, December 12, 2014
Avi Raises $33M, Unveils Cloud ADC
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
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Tuesday, November 18, 2014
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Wednesday, September 24, 2014
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Sigfox Plans Global IoT Network
Joanne Taaffe , 11/24/2014
French firm is developing partnerships with mobile operators to extend its reach ...
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LRTV Documentaries
Optical Is Hot in 2015

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Optical comms technology underpins the whole communications sector and there are some really hot trends set for 2015.
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Policy Control in the Fast Lane

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What's making policy control strategic in 2015 and beyond? Amdocs talks with Graham Finnie from Heavy Reading about some of the key factors driving change in the data services landscape. Find out what his policy management research reveals about the road ahead for policy control.
LRTV Documentaries
Highlights From the 2020 Vision Executive Summit

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In December 2014, Light Reading brought together telecom executives in Reykjavik, Iceland to discuss their vision for high-capacity networks through the end of the decade. The intimate, interactive meeting was set against the backdrop of Iceland's spectacular natural beauty. As one of the event's founding sponsors, Cisco's Doug Webster shared his company's ...
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Huawei Pay-TV Partner Harmonic, Helping Carriers Accelerate 4K Video Deployment with Huawei

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At IBC, Peter Alexander, Senior Vice President & CMO at Harmonic, speaks about the growing interest in pay-TV service and its branching into multiple devices.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Sony Marketing Director Olivier Bovis Discusses the Outlook for 4K and Cooperation With Huawei at IBC 2014

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At IBC, Olivier Bovis, Marketing Director of Sony, speaks about the coming of the 4K era.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Huawei Pay-TV Partner Envivio, Helping Carriers Accelerate 4K Video Deployment

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At IBC, Olivier Bovis, Marketing Director of Sony, speaks about the coming of the 4K era.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Pay-TV's Networked Future

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At IBC, Jeff Heynen, Principal Analyst at Infonetics, speaks about the future of the pay-TV industry and its transition.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Jeff Heynen: Distributed Access Will Help MSOs Compete in the Future

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At IBC, Jeff Heynen, Principal Analyst at Infonetics, speaks about moving to distributed access and the future trend of cable business.
LRTV Interviews
Cisco Talks Transformation

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In December 2014, Steve Saunders sat down with Cisco VP of Products & Solutions Marketing Doug Webster at Light Reading's 2020 Vision executive summit in Reykjavik, Iceland. They spoke about Cisco's approach to network virtualization as well as how service providers can begin to monetize high-capacity networks through the end of the decade.
LRTV Interviews
Bob Wilson, Arsenal Legend: The Light Reading Interview

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Arsenal goalkeeping legend Bob Wilson was Light Reading's guest interviewee at the 2020 Vision Executive Summit in December. See what the former soccer star and sports broadcaster had to say when he took to the stage in Iceland.
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What MEF Third Network Initiative Means for SDN & NFV

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Vitesse Semiconductor CTO Martin Nuss discusses the importance of the MEF Third Network initiative and why it's good news for SDN/NFV industry initiatives.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Frank Miller: Distributed Solutions are the Best Build for the Future - Part II

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At SCTE, Frank Miller, Global CTO of MSO at Huawei, speaks about Cable 2.0 and its innovative future.
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December 1, 2015, The Westin Times Square, New York City
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