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By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 4/24/2015
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: 3 adds VoLTE; Telefónica gets all-clear on Canal+ buy; Virgin Media makes its workers stand up for six months!
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 4/23/2015
Ericsson's share price has tumbled in early-morning trading in Stockholm after the equipment vendor revealed it had been hit by a slowdown in North American business ...
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 ...
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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 ...
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CableLabs' Clarke Updates Cable Virtualization

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Former BT exec now leading CableLabs' NFV and SDN efforts explains key role of open source and updates efforts to virtualize the home network.
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Ericsson's CTO Talks Transformation: Pt. II

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In the second installment of an in-depth two-part interview, Ericsson's CTO Ulf Ewaldsson talks to Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders about cultural change, network slicing and technology advances.
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Ericsson's CTO Talks Transformation: Pt. I

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In the first installment of an in-depth two-part interview, Ericsson's CTO Ulf Ewaldsson talks to Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders about the incredible transformation underway in the communications networking industry.
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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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