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By Jason Meyers, Senior Editor, Utility Communications/IoT, 7/22/2014
My favorite recent headline about the ongoing legislative brouhaha over municipal networks is this one, from a publication called The Escapist: "Tenn. Congresswoman ...
By Jason Meyers, Senior Editor, Utility Communications/IoT, 7/22/2014
A municipal utility in Ft. Collins, Colo. is hoping a platform that provides mobile access to timely information about electricity, gas, and water consumption will ...
By Jason Meyers, Senior Editor, Utility Communications/IoT, 7/18/2014
A relatively small municipal network project in New Mexico has sparked some big local controversy, prompting cries of government favoritism, complaints about misuse ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 7/16/2014
Rural Broadband Services Corp. is shaping up to be one of the new enablers of the Gigabit Cities vision, but with an eye trained on rural markets.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 7/15/2014
This year is turning out to be a very significant one for Light Reading: Under the leadership of founder Steve Saunders, who has returned as CEO, Light Reading is ...
By Jason Meyers, Senior Editor, Utility Communications/IoT, 7/14/2014
A municipal utility based in northeast Washington state is leveraging one of its core assets as it builds a fiber-to-the-premises network. It is using an installation ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 7/14/2014
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's determination to add WiFi to the agency's E-Rate program that brings broadband connectivity to schools and libraries was the big news out ...
By Stephen Saunders, CEO and founder, Light Reading, 7/9/2014
It's been about six months since I re-acquired Light Reading from our insect overlords at the end of 2013. (See Stephen Saunders Acquires Light Reading From UBM.)
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By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 7/3/2014
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EC approval for Vodafone/ONO deal; Vodafone plugs into Irish electricity network; Tele2 in M2M tie-up.
By Jason Meyers, Senior Editor, Utility Communications/IoT, 7/3/2014
For Gainesville Regional Utilities, a municipally owned utility in north central Florida, an advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) project could mean not only more ...
By Mari Silbey, Independent Technology Editor, 7/2/2014
Is your census block being served by an unsubsidized broadband provider? That's the question the FCC is putting to the test with the start of the Connect America ...
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SK Telecom Trials 'Elastic Cell' With Ericsson
Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 7/21/2014
South Korean operator aims to take a stepping stone to 5G with the planned 2016 ...
Ericsson Leaps on Q2 Margin Boost
Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 7/18/2014
Share price leaps as further customer investments in mobile network capacity ...
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Respected Finnish analyst predicts further downsizing at the former Nokia devices ...
Eurobites: Netflix to Take Euro Hit in Q3
Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 7/22/2014
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica passes M2M milestone; Vodafone ...
Tata Eyes Subsea's 400G Future
Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 7/2/2014
Hon Kit Lam of Tata Communications discusses the subsea cable operator's recent ...
Eurobites: Vodafone Xones Out of Silicon Valley
Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 6/3/2014
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica closes pay-TV acquisition; ...
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Regardless of the network operator type (mobile, fixed-broadband, etc.), reducing costs is always a common factor. When it comes to test and measurement equipment infrastructure, cost reduction is not any different. This radio show will introduce VeEX’s cloud enabled service testing solution, emphasizing on how operators can minimize CAPEX and optimize OPEX. The show will outline how operators can significantly reduce heavy upfront capital expenditures with VeEX’s all-inclusive test platform, and how they can optimize their operational expenditures by managing their test equipment infrastructure on VeEX’s VeEspress cloud-based environment. VeExpress provides cost efficiency and service delivery agility to a network operators bottom line.
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Microsoft to Axe 12,500 Ex-Nokia Employees
Sarah Reedy, Senior Editor, 7/17/2014
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Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 7/18/2014
Have IBM & Apple Partnered Their Way to Cloud Leadership?
Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 7/18/2014
The Municipal Menace?
Jason Meyers, Senior Editor, Utility Communications/IoT, 7/22/2014
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LRTV Custom TV
Distributed NFV-Based Business Services by RAD

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With the ETSI-approved Distributed NFV PoC running in the background, RAD's CEO, Dror Bin, talks about why D-NFV makes compelling sense for service providers, and about the dollars and cents RAD is putting behind D-NFV.
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MRV – Accelerating Packet Optical Convergence

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Giving you network insight to make your network smarter.
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NFV-Enabled Ethernet for Generating New Revenues

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Cyan's Planet Orchestrate allows service providers and their end-customers to activate software-based capabilities such as firewalls and encryption on top of existing Ethernet services in just minutes.
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Symkloud NVF-Ready Video Transcoding, Big Data

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Kontron and ISV partner Vantrix demonstrate high-performance video transcoding and data analytic solutions on same 2U standard platform that is ready for SDN and NFV deployments made by mobile, cable and cloud operators.
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The Evolving Role of Hybrid Video for Competitive Success

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At Huawei's Global Analysts Summit in Shenzhen, China, Steven C. Hawley from TV Strategies speaks to us about the evolving role of hybrid video for competitive success.
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How CSPs Leverage Big Data in the Digital Economy

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Justin van der Lande from Analysys Mason shares with us his views on how telecom operators can leverage customer asset monetization with big data. His discusses the current status of big data applications and the challenges and opportunities for telecom operators in the digital economy era.
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Accelerator for Digital Business – Future Oriented BSS

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Mobile and internet are becoming intertwined; IT and CT are integrating; and leading CSPs have begun to transform to information service and entertainment providers. How should the BSS system evolve to enable this transformation? Karl Whitelock, an analyst at Frost & Sullivan, shares his views.
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Orange Tunisia Discusses Multi-Band Antenna With EasyRET Solution

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As new site acquisition becomes more difficult, Orange Tunisia has requested multi-band antenna to support UMTS and LTE innovation. Some things considered include reducing the cost of antenna maintenance and having high reliability antenna and EasyRET solution.
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How Telefonica Spain Considers Antenna Selection for LTE Network Deployment

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Tony Conlan, Global CTO of RAN, Telefonica, shares his opinion on antennas in LTE network deployment: Tower space is the premier requirement on antennas; reliability is important to reduce OPEX; and EasyRET solution will be helpful for antenna maintenance.
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dtac Thailand: Multi-band Antenna & Capacity Solution for a Better MBB Experience

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With the development of LTE, tower space and load are limited for new antenna, but users' capacity requirements are growing fast. To provide a better MBB experience, Panya Vechbanyongratana from dtac Thailand shared his experiences and antenna requirements.
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BTE Panel: Network of the Future

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Full-length video of the ATIS Panel Discussion: 'How Far Away Is the Network of the Future & What Does It Look Like?' from the Big Telecom Event (BTE) in Chicago.
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Redknee Supports BH Telecom With Redknee Unified

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Lucas Skoczkowski, CEO of Redknee, and Amir Orucevic, Director BH Mobile, discuss how the benefits of the Redknee Unified suite of products provide BH Telecom with innovation and leadership in the market, with the flexibility to launch services faster to the market, provide new and compelling promotions and pricing models, and combine services in order to drive ...
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Allot's latest MobileTrends Charging Report shows that value-based pricing plans are up from 35% in 2011 to 85% in 2014.
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