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UK mobile operators Vodafone and 3 are eyeing the use of new fiber-network products to boost backhaul connections to mobile towers, with Vodafone also keen to bolster ...
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Interesting news of a UFO sighting in the UK... That is, the Ultra Fibre Optic trial being run by triple-play operator TalkTalk in the city of York.
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Level 3's stock jumped by 3.53% Wednesday following speculation that the company might be looking for a buyer.
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Google has taken a step closer to becoming a European MVNO (mobile virtual network operator) through a new partnership with Hong Kong's Hutchison, which will provide ...
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As it embarks on an ambitious expansion plan that involves the addition of data center and fiber network assets on multiple continents, French hosting and cloud ...
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Infrastructure player Communications Sales & Leasing (CS&L) has agreed to buy smaller rival Tower Cloud for $230 million in anticipation of growing demand for small ...
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Extensive European research and education network GÉANT has found a way to benefit from SDN capabilities by deploying packet-optical network technology from long-time ...
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Google has announced that US Cellular has joined Project Fi, its initiative to create a mobile network based on 4G and WiFi technologies throughout the US.
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Portland facility marks one of first deployments of Amazon Direct Connect outside major metro area, and one of first with Megaport SDN fabric.
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The annual Leading Lights awards dinner/party, held this year at the Hotel Ella in Austin, Texas, is always great fun and, of course, somewhat tense as the winners ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 6/1/2016
…and western Europe will lead the way. Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone and Huawei go to work on Madrid; telco grands fromages descend on Brussels; ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 5/23/2016
Telstra is making a major bet on a combination of unique subsea routes and overland fiber redundancy to build its case as the carrier-of-choice in the Asia Pacific ...
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The market for optical and Ethernet services continues to thrive, providing the catalyst for network operators to further innovate and provide customers with products ...
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CityFibre might be small but its efforts to create an infrastructure rival to BT ...
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Light Reading is proud to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights ...
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Many of the initial use case implementations are single-vendor and self-contained. The industry is still climbing the virtualization maturity curve, needing further clarity and stability in the NFV infrastructure (NFVi) and greater availability and choice of virtualized network functions (VNFs). Interoperability between NFVis and VNFs from different vendors ...
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In Silicon Valley, Steve Saunders sits down with Versa's Kumar Mehta for an interview focused on why service providers are building SD-WAN managed services, and how Versa's telco customers are innovating.
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Juniper Networks & The Evolution of NFV

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CenturyLink Goes Beyond Managed WiFi

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CenturyLink's managed WiFi allows enterprises, such as retailers and resorts, to track guest WiFi usage in order to help them better communicate with customers.
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AT&T Launches Network Functions on Demand

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Roman Pacewicz, Senior Vice President, Offer Management & Service Integration, AT&T Business Solutions, discusses the operator's launch of its Network Functions on Demand service.
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After seven months of near silence, Cisco and Ericsson executives publicly discussed details on their extensive partnership. Among the tidbits shared by Martin Zander, VP, group strategy programs, Ericsson, and Doug Webster, VP service provider marketing, Cisco: The partnership was initially launched to serve the service provider market, but is already gaining ...
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Facebook, Amazon and Google mostly don't buy branded technology for their networks – they build their own. That's a threat to Cisco – and its competitors too – which face potentially dwindling demand for their product. Is Cisco up to the challenge? Light Reading went to the annual Cisco Live conference to find out.
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Building a Better Connected Russia

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At UBBS World Tour 2016, Alla Shabelnikova of Ovum shares the findings of a white paper outlining the challenges and opportunities of broadband rollout in Russia.
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The Global Video Business

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At UBBS World Tour 2016, Roger Feng of Huawei shares insights on the future of video business.
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At UBBS World Tour 2016 at Moscow, Huawei showcases its outstanding progress in video technology.
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