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Eurobites: Virgin Media Blesses 3/O2 Deal
News Analysis | 2/5/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom declared Europe's top telecom brand; new CEO at Telenor Serbia; latest on Google's UK tax sop.

AT&T Wants to Start 5G Tests in Austin
News Analysis | 2/4/2016

Ma Bell files with the FCC tp test pre-5G at 3GHz, 4Ghz, 15GHz and 28GHz.

Charter Plots Cloud Video, DOCSIS 3.1 Rollouts
News Analysis | 2/4/2016

As it anxiously awaits regulatory approval of its pending TWC and Bright House buyouts, Charter plots rollouts of cloud-based video guide and new broadband spec.

EdgeConneX Finds Its Sweet Spot
News Analysis | 2/4/2016

Data center operator built out network largely for MSOs but is now expanding to the cloud and positioning itself for NFV and IoT.

Orange Reshuffles Its Euro Exec Pack
News Analysis | 2/4/2016

French incumbent announces leadership changes in Europe.

Will Starry's Big Broadband Ambition Fall to Earth?
MariNation | 2/4/2016

Conquering millimeter wave isn't Starry's biggest challenge.

Cisco Looks to Jasper Acquisition to Transform Enterprises – & Itself
News Analysis | 2/4/2016

The $1.4 billion acquisition is designed to help enterprises move from selling products to services – and Cisco wants to make the same change.

Eurobites: Liberty Gets Green Light on BASE Deal
News Analysis | 2/4/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Mobistar turns Orange; Nokia does analytics and drones; Swisscom's difficult year.

Wanted by Ericsson: IoT Patent Pals
News Analysis | 2/4/2016

Ericsson executive to head up independent IoT patent licensing operation that will be open to all.

Vodafone CEO: I Want a Piece of Openreach
News Analysis | 2/4/2016

Vodafone is fretting over its network position in the fast-changing UK telecom market and wants the chance to take a stake in an independent Openreach, currently part of BT.

Rise of the (Industrial) Machine
Que Sera Sarah | 2/4/2016

Enterprises crawl, walk, run into the Industrial Internet of Things as US service providers look to secure their role in this market worth potentially trillions of dollars.

Hutchison Offers Major Concessions to Seal 3/O2 Deal
News Analysis | 2/4/2016

Hong Kong operator promises to increase investments, reduce prices and offer attractive terms to MVNOs if regulators bless the 3/O2 deal but not everyone believes it's a good offer.

Ericsson's 'Gigabit LTE' Will Benefit Current Smartphone Users Too
News Analysis | 2/3/2016

Regular old smartphone users will still get a performance boost from Ericsson's 'Gigabit LTE,' just not maximum speeds.

Activist Investor Latches On to Marvell
News Analysis | 2/3/2016

Starboard Value, a company that specializes in packaging distressed companies for resale, has taken a 6.7% position in the troubled semiconductor designer.

Cisco Buys IoT Cloud Provider Jasper for $1.4B
News Analysis | 2/3/2016

Jasper delivers a global, cloud-based IoT service platform for enterprises and service providers.

Startup NFWare Takes Aim at Cisco, Juniper
News Analysis | 2/3/2016

A ten-person, two-year-old NFV startup has found itself competing against the giants of Cisco, Huawei and Juniper for service provider business.

NIA's Latest NFV Test Program Opens for Business
News Analysis | 2/3/2016

The second phase of the New IP Agency's independent evaluation program, focused on VNF Management, is signing up participants.

Cisco: 40% of Mobile Users Will Be on 4G When 5G Hits
News Analysis | 2/3/2016

4G will account for 40.5% of all mobile connections by 2020, and WiFi usage will continue to surpass cellular, suggesting how important other access technologies will still be in a 5G world.

Comcast Earnings: A Study in Contradictions
News Analysis | 2/3/2016

The company Americans love to hate is happily taking more of their money.

Intel Closed the Gender Pay Gap in 2015
News Analysis | 2/3/2016

Women at Intel now make the same as their male counterparts, a step in the right direction as the company completes year one of a five-year diversity plan.

How Data Center Outsourcing Fuels AT&T NetBond Growth
News Analysis | 2/3/2016

Digital Realty is now providing data center capacity for AT&T to expand its NetBond services, just as it does for IBM, Facebook and others.

Eurobites: EU Preps for 5G With Spectrum Sort-Out
News Analysis | 2/3/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Privacy Shield replaces Safe Harbor; MTN hires former US attorney-general for legal battle; business-sector weakness hits KPN.

Orange Hails LoRa Breakthrough as Bouygues Ups IoT Game
News Analysis | 2/3/2016

Orange says LoRA is 15 times more energy-efficient than existing cellular technologies, opening up an immediate opportunity in the IoT market.

Qualcomm Looks to Tame Wireless Zoo
News Analysis | 2/3/2016

New IoT technologies will require new wireless connectivity, and Qualcomm wants to be the guy to sort it all out.

CEO Chat With Mike Aquino
Between the CEOs | 2/3/2016

The former CEO of Overture Networks, Mike Aquino, discusses why truly open virtualization solutions provide service providers with the greatest choice.

Marissa Mayer & the Terrible, Horrible Day
News Analysis | 2/3/2016

Yahoo CEO Mayer has been resisting a sale, but had to bow to the inevitable. The company finally said it will pursue a possible sale, as it announced a loss and a layoff.

ITC Judge Rules in Favor of Cisco Against Arista
News Analysis | 2/2/2016

Judge Shaw rules in favor of Cisco over Arista regarding several patents in initial decision, ITC judgement and Presidential review to follow over the next 120 days.

MWC: Buckle Up for 5G & the IIoT
Shades of Ray | 2/2/2016

This year's Mobile World Congress looks set to be a 5G land grab and a chance to get down and dirty with the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

Comcast Reveals First D3.1 Gigabit Cities
News Analysis | 2/2/2016

Atlanta and Nashville get first dibs on D3.1-powered gigabit service, followed by Chicago, Detroit and Miami.

Telefónica Steps Closer to Transport SDN
News Analysis | 2/2/2016

Spanish giant has conducted a field trial of a programmable packet-optical network with live traffic in Peru.

Vodafone & Liberty Go Dutch
News Analysis | 2/2/2016

Speculation that the operators might join forces has been doing the rounds for a few years and now they're in talks to combine forces in the Netherlands.

3.5GHz Startup Gets $22M for Small Cells
News Analysis | 2/2/2016

CEO tells Light Reading that 3.5GHz prototype small cells are available now.

Eurobites: TalkTalk Counts Cost of Cyber Attack
News Analysis | 2/2/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Safe Harbor turbulence continues; Deutsche Telekom plans new security unit; eagles attack!!!

Did Juniper Pay 'Peanuts' for BTI?
News Analysis | 2/2/2016

Sources say BTI's optical technology is unremarkable, which helped Juniper get a low price.

Aircel Implements Infobip's A2P Platform
News Analysis | 2/1/2016

Aircel is hoping a deal with Infobip will spur renewed interest in its messaging services.

Google Will Accelerate Fiber, Cloud in 2016
News Analysis | 2/1/2016

Google is devoting significant new capex to building out FTTH networks faster, in more cities, and is also challenging AWS in the cloud space.

DT Looks to XG.FAST as Ultra-Fast Option
News Analysis | 2/1/2016

German incumbent achieves speeds of 11 Gbit/s over short copper loops during trials with Nokia-owned Alcatel-Lucent.

Alphabet Is Serious About Google Fiber
News Analysis | 2/1/2016

Here are three signs that Alphabet means business in consumer telecom.

BT Restructures, Boasts Best Quarter in 7 Years
News Analysis | 2/1/2016

UK fixed-line incumbent will have six business lines from April, it says, after reporting strong growth at its domestic broadband operation.

Eurobites: Regulator Casts Doubt on O2/3 Deal
News Analysis | 2/1/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Sky speaks up for O2/3 deal; Nokia's patents settlement with Samsung doesn't impress investors; Telenor buys analytics firm.

Purpose Is Key to Bringing Women Into Tech
Mentor Monday | 2/1/2016

Technology for the sake of solving a problem or a purpose is what appeals to women, and that's key to bringing women into the comms industry, says Gargi Keeling of VMWare.

Equinix Looks to Future-Proof Network Through Open Computing
News Analysis | 2/1/2016

Equinix sees joining the fledgling OCP Telco Project as a way of ensuring vendor interoperability for emerging networking technologies.

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