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Key developments affecting the networking and data services strategies of companies in the power, gas, and water sectors.
By Tim Kridel, 10/22/2014
If you don't own something, you don't really control it. This logic is a major reason why some utility companies want to own cellular networks rather than buying ...
By Barry D. Umansky, 10/3/2014
Several municipalities across the country have taken steps to deploy government-run broadband networks in their cities. Policymakers and local officials considering ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 10/1/2014
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Teléfonica finally closes E-Plus acquisition; Ericsson buys smart grids specialist; Tieto layoffs in Finland and beyond.
By Jason Meyers, Senior Editor, Gigabit Cities/IoT, 9/29/2014
Telecom co-op GVTC Communications has turned up its gigabit fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) network in the San Antonio area, making it first to market in a region coveted by ...
By Jason Meyers, Senior Editor, Gigabit Cities/IoT, 9/23/2014
It's early days for gigabit network deployments, but the Fiber to the Home Council Americas is asserting that it already has measured a positive economic impact in ...
By Jason Meyers, Senior Editor, Gigabit Cities/IoT, 9/19/2014
Minnesota co-op Paul Bunyan Communications has committed to one of the most geographically sprawling gigabit network deployments to date, vowing to cover a whopping ...
By Jason Meyers, Senior Editor, Gigabit Cities/IoT, 9/17/2014
Google Fiber has named a new boss with a telecom industry pedigree to take the helm as it continues to pursue its gigabit network expansion.
By Jason Meyers, Senior Editor, Gigabit Cities/IoT, 9/15/2014
Representatives of state and local government in Connecticut have formed an alliance designed to attract investment in gigabit networks throughout their state.
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 9/11/2014
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- Despite its continued losses, Alcatel-Lucent CEO Michel Combes says the company has come a long way in getting its financial house in order ...
By Robert Clark, 9/8/2014
Sparked by the arrival of major offshore cables, Africa is undergoing a mini-bandwidth boom.
By Mari Silbey, Independent Technology Editor, 9/2/2014
Verizon appears to be on the verge of launching its anticipated new home monitoring service.
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Tata's Sheds Light on IZO
Carol Wilson , Editor-at-large , 10/31/2014
Tata Communications talks about its hybrid networking strategy, dubbed IZO, and ...
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Joe Stanganelli , Principal, Beacon Hill Law , 10/31/2014
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CenturyLink, Chinese Carriers Choose AlcaLu Core Routers
Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/29/2014
Major upgrade to CenturyLink's IP backbone will be based on the XRS 7950, which ...
Tata Tackles Hybrid Cloud Connections
Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/29/2014
New IZO platform combines public and private connections for greater flexibility ...
Eurobites: Telefónica Eyes Slice of TIM Brazil?
Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 10/31/2014
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Hungary abandons data tax; KPN takes ...
Eurobites: AlcaLu Improves Margins, Cuts Losses in Q3
Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 10/30/2014
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom pushes 'European ...
Tata Tackles Hybrid Cloud Connections
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Adtran Doubles Down in Europe
Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 10/27/2014
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Interview With Rick Talbot, Principal Analyst, Current Analysis

10|31|14   |   2:12   |   (0) comments


At the NFV Open Cloud Forum 2014, Rick Talbot shared his positive feedback about the holistic and open approach that Huawei adopts for SDN and NFV. He also found the open sharing at the event valuable as it features different perspectives from Huawei experts, telecom operators, industry analysts as well as security experts.
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Interview With David Snow, Principal Analyst, Current Analysis

10|31|14   |   2:24   |   (0) comments


David Snow talked about his understanding of Huawei and its SoftCOM strategy at the NFV Open Cloud Forum 2014, saying that Huawei's wide approach combining IT and CT expertise, introducing big data and analytics into solutions and contributing to the OpenStack community particularly resonate with him and make the company stand out in the industry.
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Interview With Roz Roseboro, Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading

10|31|14   |   3:13   |   (0) comments


Roz Roseboro commented on Huawei's data center capabilities and NFV solutions at the NFV Open Cloud Forum 2014, saying that in addition to covering all three key domains of compute, storage and networking, the company also emphasizes the importance of management capabilities and professional services, which are essential in making NFV a reality.
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Interview With Michael Howard, Co-founder & Principal Analyst, Infonetics Research

10|31|14   |   5:25   |   (0) comments


Michael Howard talked about SDN, NFV, and OpenStack adoption at Huawei's NFV Open Cloud Forum 2014. Particularly, he pointed out that Virtual Enterprise CPE is the top NFV use case that operators plan to invest in over 2014 and 2015 to deliver new enterprise services through virtualized functions.
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Interview With Jerry Caron, Senior Vice President, Current Analysis

10|31|14   |   3:11   |   (0) comments


At Huawei's NFV Open Cloud Forum 2014, Jerry Caron from Current Analysis said that orchestration and management are key to realizing SDN and NFV for global carriers, and the approach that Huawei is taking, with its FusionSphere Cloud OS at the core, is in the right direction to address the challenges.
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Broadband Battles

10|31|14   |   01:39   |   (0) comments


This year's Broadband World Forum featured a number of show floor battles focused on access gear, components and coffee.
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Mobile Backhaul: Going to the Dark Side?

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Heavy Reading's Patrick Donegan shares his view on a dark trend that bubbled up at Light Reading's annual backhaul conference in NYC.
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2014 Huawei Electric Power Industry Summit: Interview With CEO of SwitchCom

10|30|14   |   4:13   |   (0) comments


SwitchCom, an IT company based in Angola, recommends a variety of Huawei solutions and hardware to their customers in the energy industry.
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2014 Huawei Electric Power Industry Summit: Interview With Ethiopia's Ministry of Water Irrigation & Energy

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Gosaye Mengistie of Ethiopia's Ministry of Water Irrigation & Energy discusses the collaboration with Huawei in that country.
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2014 Huawei Electric Power Industry Summit: Interview with Dongfang Electronics Corporation

10|30|14   |   5:46   |   (0) comments


Dongfang Electronics Corporation, headquartered in Chengdu, China, is one of China's largest manufacturers of power generators and contractors of power station projects.
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2014 Huawei Electric Power Industry Summit: Interview with Zimbabwe's Customers

10|30|14   |   3:31   |   (0) comments


Representatives of Zimbabwe's Ministry of Power and Development discuss the energy needs of their country as well as new areas of improvement due to enhanced ICT capabilities.
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2014 Huawei Electric Power Industry Summit: Interview With Colbún Chile

10|30|14   |   4:29   |   (0) comments


In Chile, an aging energy infrastructure was in dire need of a modern update. Claudio Valenzuela of Colbún discusses how Huawei's ICT solutions continue to provide crucial information to improve the grid and how an in-country engineer is a cricial asset.
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