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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 3/2/2015
A group of self-proclaimed Internet "elders," including early pioneers of voice-over-IP services and proponents of Internet freedoms, is now warning that the FCC's ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 3/2/2015
If mobile data traffic was a car, it would be moving at 60,000 miles an hour right now -- and obviously the wheels would come off. That's the analogy Senior EVP of ...
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 3/2/2015
BARCELONA -- Mobile World Congress -- Unified communications (UC) provider Mitel has announced it is acquiring Mavenir in a deal worth $560 million, just days after ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 2/26/2015
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Google combines European subsidiaries; O2 launches browser version of Tu Go; speedy 5G.
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 2/26/2015
It doesn't have hundreds of millions of monthly users to brag about like some of its over-the-top (OTT) competitors, but Deutsche Telekom's rich communications ...
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 2/26/2015
Perhaps against the odds, RCS, or rich communications services, is still alive and kicking at many operators across the globe. If meaningful consumer traction and ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 2/23/2015
Telekom Austria has cemented its position as one of the world's most progressive network operators following the deployment of a multivendor 4G core system for VoLTE ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 2/19/2015
Deutsche Telekom and Colt have teamed up in the market for international voice services, announcing a five-year deal they say will allow them to protect margins in a ...
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 2/13/2015
WebRTC is a web protocol that promises to turn any browser into a voice and video calling platform without the need for a plugin, but at least one group thinks it ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 2/11/2015
When it came to proving the value of its new unified communication (UC) federation capabilities, AT&T didn't have to look far. Its own internal IT operation provided ...
By Michelle Donegan, 2/10/2015
Can big telcos really innovate? Ian Small thinks so. He's CEO of Communications Services and Product Innovation at Telefónica and his job is all about innovation.
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 1/29/2015
Radisys today introduced an "intelligent load balancer" designed to help carriers scale SDN networks for voice, video, 4G, 5G, Internet of Things and other ...
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What WebRTC Means for Telcos
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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.
Light Reading CEO Steve Saunders talks transformation and virtualization – including Light Reading's independent testing of the vendor's virtualization solutions – with Cisco CEO John Chambers at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
Check out Light Reading's interview with Jay Samit, the newly appointed CEO of publicly traded SeaChange International Inc. With a resume that includes Sony, EMI, and Universal, Samit brings a reputation as an entrepreneur and a disruptor to his new role at the video solutions company. Hear what he had to say about the opportunities in video, as well as the outlook for cable, telco, OTT and mobile service providers.
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Growth of the 5G Ecosystem

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Use cases and industry collaborations dominated 5G discussions during Mobile World Congress 2015. For what the road to 5G means for operators and their partners, head to the Building America's 5G Ecosystem event in New York on April 14.
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Sonus NaaS IQ Real-Time Demo

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Compass Networks Chairman and CEO Matt Bross and Ray Dolin, CEO of Sonus Networks, demonstrate their Sonus IQ SDN solution using a live video conference connection.
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LRTV Talks Carrier WiFi & WiFi Calling With Aptilo Networks

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We stopped by Aptilo Networks, a market leader in WiFi service management and offloading, to discuss the new possibilities with next-generation WiFi calling and why WiFi should be a natural part of any operator strategy.
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NGMN Chairman Outlines His 5G Vision

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Bruno Jacobfeuerborn, chairman of the NGMN Alliance and Deutsche Telekom CTO, shares his thoughts on the challenges, opportunities and costs of 5G.
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In the Cloud With Telecom Italia

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Light Reading CEO Steve Saunders sits down with Telecom Italia's Simone Battiferri at Mobile World Congress to discuss virtualization, agility and the economic advantages of the cloud.
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New Ways of Working

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At the ICT Leaders Roundtable, hosted jointly by Light Reading and Huawei at the Hotel Renaissance in Barcelona just prior to Mobile World Congress, Hong Kong Telecom's Michael Yue explains how the transformation in its business has changed its customer relationships.
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Bridging the Digital Gap

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At the ICT Leaders Roundtable, hosted jointly by Light Reading and Huawei at the Hotel Renaissance in Barcelona just prior to Mobile World Congress, Boingo's Dr. Derek Peterson explains how ICT can help telcos bring the physical and virtual worlds closer together.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Making the Internet of Things Affordable

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At the ICT Leaders Roundtable, hosted jointly by Light Reading and Huawei at the Hotel Renaissance in Barcelona just prior to Mobile World Congress, Telefonica's Dr. Mike Short explains how the Internet of Things demands a new low-cost approach to connectivity from telcos.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Evolution, Not Revolution

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At the ICT Leaders Roundtable, hosted jointly by Light Reading and Huawei at the Hotel Renaissance in Barcelona just prior to Mobile World Congress, Heavy Reading's Patrick Donegan explains why telcos can't be too hasty in their efforts to transform themselves.
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Management & Orchestration Enablement Strategies Required for NFV Commercial Success

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NFV commercial success rests on successful service orchestration strategies which can span heterogeneous physical, virtual, legacy and next-gen networks. Network data and security integrity are additional key aspects. Nakina provides a suite of orchestratable network integrity applications built on an open, scalable MANO enablement platform.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
The Power of Five Convergences in OceanStor OS

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OceanStor OS is Huawei's brand-new storage operating system. While inheriting the consistent high stability, reliability and performance from the company's previous storage products, OceanStor OS abounds in new converged storage features. Specifically, the new storage operating system achieves "five convergences" to lift storage convergence to a higher level.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
4K Brings Extreme Video Experience

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4K video is a hot topic in the video industry. It will certainly bring an extreme video experience to end users. At the same time, however, it will also pose a big challenge to operators. Check out this Huawei 4K experts' discussion about how operators can achieve success in 4K video service.
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