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By Gagandeep Kaur, Contributing Editor, 4/17/2015
Nokia's recently announced takeover of Alcatel-Lucent could have major repercussions in India, a significant market for both players, should the deal go ahead. (See ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 4/15/2015
Nokia claims it will become the second-largest provider of networking hardware, software and services to communications service providers globally if its acquisition ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 4/13/2015
As expected, the UK gained its first "integrated" WiFi calling service last week courtesy of mobile giant EE. The surprise was that it first became available on a ...
By Denise Culver, 4/13/2015
Service providers will have multiple entry points into network functions virtualization (NFV) over the next 24 months. One growth driver is voice-over-LTE (VoLTE), ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 4/7/2015
EE has become the first operator in the UK to launch a fully integrated WiFi calling service allowing customers to make calls and send texts using a building's WiFi ...
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 4/6/2015
AT&T is warning the FCC it may have to wait until it has voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) fully deployed to begin offering voice roaming to CDMA operators over its 700MHz spectrum.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 4/1/2015
Rogers Communications has joined the small but rapidly growing fraternity of operators providing commercial VoLTE services, becoming the first player in Canada to ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 3/30/2015
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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 Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 3/19/2015
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By Iain Morris, News Editor, 3/16/2015
Vodafone Germany claims to have beaten its rivals to the rollout of a VoLTE service and says it will soon begin selling VoLTE-compatible smartphones from device ...
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 Iain Morris, News Editor, 3/13/2015
UK mobile network operator 3 is planning to launch a VoLTE service between July and September, Light Reading has learned.
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Sprint Extends WiFi Calling to the iPhone
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
EE Launches WiFi Calling on Samsung S6
Friday, March 20, 2015
Vodafone UK to Launch VoLTE in Summer
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Mavenir Launches VoWiFi for Cable
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Dialogic Acquires NS-Technologies
Monday, February 23, 2015
Metaswitch NFV Customer -- Vip Mobile
Friday, February 20, 2015
ZTE Boasts China Mobile VoLTE Test Success
Monday, February 9, 2015
Alcatel-Lucent Reports Q4, Full-Year Results
Friday, February 6, 2015
Samsung Dials Up RCS for VoLTE
Friday, January 30, 2015
Voxbone Boasts Major Growth in 2014
Thursday, January 22, 2015
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Tuesday, January 13, 2015
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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 ...
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Michelle Donegan , 2/10/2015
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Sarah Thomas , Editorial Operations Director , 9/11/2014
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Data Center Interconnect, or DCI, is one of the hottest sectors in telecom currently. Since coming back to Light Reading last year, prodigal-son style, I've ...
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.
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LTE Paves the Way for the 5G Revolution

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Håkan Andersson, head of 5G product strategy of the Radio Business Unit at Ericsson, discusses the role of LTE, the US and other industry verticals in building a true 5G ecosystem.
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The 3GPP's Road to 5G Standardization

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Satoshi Nagata, chairman of the 3GPP's TSG-RAN group and a manager at NTT Docomo, explains the standardization process for 5G, as well as the biggest challenges and opportunities.
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AlcaLu CTO Makes the Case for a New 5G Air Interface

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Michael Peeters, CTO of wireless at Alcatel-Lucent, explains why 5G will require a new air interface to meet its diverse performance targets.
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AlcaLu + Nokia: The New Uber-Vendor

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Heavy Reading Senior Analyst Gabriel Brown discusses the technological and competitive opportunities and challenges if a merger between Alcatel-Lucent and Nokia comes to pass.
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Huawei's Data Center Power Play

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Huawei has developed industry-leading energy efficiency capabilities for its indoor and outdoor data center solutions, explains Dr. Fang Liangzhou, vice president of Huawei's Network Energy product Line.
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Huawei’s Routers, Switches Get the Green Mark

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TUV Rheinland's Frank Dudley explains how Huawei's routers and switches have been successfully tested by energy efficiency experts and have gained Green Mark Certification.
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A Finn, a Frenchman & a Guy From New Jersey Walk Into a Merger...

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Stop us if you've heard this one before... Light Reading CEO Founder & CEO Steve Saunders weighs in on the technical and cultural implications of a Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent merger.
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Accounting for Better Solutions

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Murad Yousuf, CTO at Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Finance (Dept. of Zakat & Income Tax), talks about the benefits of deploying router technology from Huawei.
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What's in Store for Huawei & DataCore?

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At the CeBIT trade show in Hannover, Germany, George Teixeira, CEO of software-defined storage (SDS) specialist DataCore Software, explains why he has just signed a partnership agreement with Huawei Technologies.
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Du Puts Its Faith in Huawei's Routers

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Adnan Masood, director of Enterprise MS Solutions Marketing at du, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) operator also known as Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company, explains why his company chose to use Huawei's multifunctional AR routers as part of its managed enterprise services.
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Huawei Gets Active in the Data Center

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With enterprise users looking to maximize the use of their data center assets, Huawei’s Chief Architect & Technical Director of IT Data Center Solutions, Bruce Su, explains how the company's six-layer active-active data center solution is eradicating the need to deploy passive, redundant data center assets.
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Blue Consult & Huawei for a Better Solution

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Martin Rott, CEO, and Marc Metzler, head of sales virtualization, from Germany's Blue Consult discuss their collaboration with Huawei and TrendMicro to develop a secure, scalable IT platform that can meet the needs of the most demanding enterprise users.
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