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Content posted in August 2014
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Bolt Taps ETI for Software Platform
News Analysis  | 
8/5/2014  |  Post a comment
Bolt Fiber Optic Services will use ETI's Overture software suite for operations and customer care functions, and to turn its video headend into a multi-tenant platform.
Broadsoft Boosts Revenues 20% in Q2
News Analysis  | 
8/5/2014  |  1 comment
UC vendor is holding its own against big names like Cisco as operators move to VoLTE and start deploying WebRTC.
Cablevision Lands Ex-Yahooer as CTO
News Analysis  | 
8/5/2014  |  Post a comment
Fifth-largest US MSO hires former Yahoo exec David Dibble for its freshly created CTO position.
Mimosa's Backhaul Bubbles With Massive MIMO
News Analysis  | 
8/5/2014  |  6 comments
Startup Mimosa intros a 1-Gig backhaul radio and says it can get customer installation costs below $100 in the city.
Comverse Buys Some WebRTC Smarts
News Analysis  | 
8/5/2014  |  3 comments
SPIT giant acquires Spanish rich communications and WebRTC gateway specialist Solaiemes.
Verizon's Elby to Head Infinera's Cloud Team
News Analysis  | 
8/5/2014  |  7 comments
Top technologist will boost Infinera data center work, and is the second leading exec to leave Verizon for the vendor world in recent months.
Eurobites: Iliad Needs to Up Its T-Mobile Bid
News Analysis  | 
8/5/2014  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica bids for Vivendi's Brazilian broadband arm; EU wants more detail on Liberty/Ziggo deal; Ericsson scores in Egypt.
Tablets, Prepaid, Competition Shake Up Q2
News Analysis  | 
8/5/2014  |  2 comments
Subscriber dynamics were in flux in the second quarter as the four Tier 1 US wireless operators grappled with shifting pricing plans, increased competition and tablet growth.
Can Level 3 Execute the Perfect Merger?
Rewired  | 
8/5/2014  |  5 comments
One early indication of whether the tw telecom deal will bear the hoped-for fruit will be how its dynamic bandwidth capacity is handled.
China Fiber-Maker Preps IPO
News Analysis  | 
8/5/2014  |  2 comments
China's biggest fiber cable manufacturer has applied for a listing on the Hong Kong Exchange.
FCC Could Block Sprint/T-Mobile Spectrum JV
News Analysis  | 
8/4/2014  |  1 comment
FCC's Sherman says that smaller, innovative players should be able to work with larger providers to enter the US wireless market.
SDN's Progress Is Worth Debating
DOS Attack  | 
8/4/2014  |  12 comments
A Juniper Networks poll finds a little more than half the companies surveyed have SDN deployment plans, while the rest have none.
GVTC Eyes a Gigabit Future
News Analysis  | 
8/4/2014  |  Post a comment
A telco co-op in Texas readies a gigabit network in its region north of San Antonio to prep customers for all service eventualities.
Data Center Virtualization: Tough for Carriers, Tougher for Vendors
Wagner’s Ring  | 
8/4/2014  |  Post a comment
Carriers are taking the lead for data center virtualization, leaving vendors to catch up, say Heavy Reading analysts Roz Roseboro and Jim Hodges.
Where to Put Your VNFs
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
8/4/2014  |  6 comments
When it comes to virtual network functions (VNFs), Dell is convinced that the heavy lifting will need to be done in the 'cloud'.
FCC Boss 'Disturbed' By Verizon Throttling
News Analysis  | 
8/4/2014  |  10 comments
Chairman Wheeler says he's disturbed by Verizon's plans to throttle its top 5% of LTE data users, while the carrier reminds him how limited the policy's affect will be.
Eurobites: AT&T Linked to Irish Acquisition
News Analysis  | 
8/4/2014  |  3 comments
Also in today's regional roundup: BT enters the 4G fray with enterprise service offering; Etisalat unit mulls IPO; Arris gets some action in Poland.
Procera Offers RAN Management Via the SIM
News Analysis  | 
8/4/2014  |  1 comment
DPI vendor is tackling cell site and customer management with a RAN optimization app for SIM cards.
Anite Picks a Fight in the Packet Core
News Analysis  | 
8/1/2014  |  2 comments
Test system vendor extends its portfolio from the wireless handset and radio access network to the evolved packet core (EPC), taking on some entrenched incumbents in the process.
A Brief History of the Prank Phone Call
Wagner’s Ring  | 
8/1/2014  |  21 comments
More than a century ago, while the phone was still young, pranksters were already calling the morgue to ask for Mr. Stiff.
Eurobites: Iliad Slumps on T-Mobile Bidding Battle Fears
News Analysis  | 
8/1/2014  |  6 comments
Also in today's regional roundup: Belgacom holds steady and inks new deal with Vodafone; Turkcell ownership battle over.
Asian Carriers Court Takeover Bids
News Analysis  | 
8/1/2014  |  4 comments
Wholesale operators GCX and Pacnet are both being eyed up by the same Chinese-backed firm.
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