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Content posted in July 2014
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Microsoft Joins Qualcomm & Friends in IoT Standards Group
News Analysis  | 
7/2/2014  |  3 comments
Microsoft has joined the AllSeen Alliance, which develops Qualcomm's AllJoyn connected device language.
New 25-Gig Ethernet Spec Targets Data Center
News Analysis  | 
7/2/2014  |  3 comments
Consortium says new specs for 25 Gbit/s and 50 Gbit/s are more cost effective than current 10 Gbit/s links.
July M&A Madness! Spirent, SPIT Vendors Lead the Way
News Analysis  | 
7/2/2014  |  2 comments
July is only 2 days old but has already witnessed multiple acquisition announcements, with the test and measurement, OSS, and mobile small cell sectors leading the way.
NFV 'Inception' Meeting Highlights Tectonic Shift in Telecom
Shades of Ray  | 
7/2/2014  |  7 comments
The open source NFV platform meeting in the Valley this week highlights some of the key shifts ongoing in telecom.
Nokia Buys SAC for Better Indoor Wireless in the US
News Analysis  | 
7/2/2014  |  2 comments
Acquisition of the DAS company will strengthen Nokia's infrastructure play – particularly in indoor enterprise environments – in the US.
BTE Panel: Network of the Future
LRTV Documentaries  | 
7/2/2014  |  Post a comment
Full-length video of the ATIS Panel Discussion: 'How Far Away Is the Network of the Future & What Does It Look Like?' from the Big Telecom Event (BTE) in Chicago.
FCC: Are You Being Served?
News Analysis  | 
7/2/2014  |  8 comments
With the start of Connect America Phase II, the FCC is accepting challenges on whether individual census blocks are being adequately served by existing broadband providers.
Spirent Spends $25M on Radvision VoLTE Unit
News Analysis  | 
7/2/2014  |  1 comment
Test and measurement vendor will use the acquisition to strengthen its VoLTE and VoIP testing products.
Connected Cars: Tether Today, Embed in 10
News Analysis  | 
7/2/2014  |  4 comments
Most connecting in the car today is done through smartphone tethering, Heavy Reading says, but Analysys Mason predicts 90% of cars will be connected in the next 10 years.
3 Barriers to SDN Adoption
Column  | 
7/2/2014  |  9 comments
Just because SDN is better doesn't mean adoption will be easy.
Eurobites: Orange Says 'Non' to Mergers
News Analysis  | 
7/2/2014  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica/E-Plus merger gets the EC green light; Anite profits nearly halved; Fon enters Romania.
Tata Eyes Subsea's 400G Future
News Analysis  | 
7/2/2014  |  Post a comment
Hon Kit Lam of Tata Communications discusses the subsea cable operator's recent 400G test with Huawei.
FTC Charges T-Mobile Made 'Hundreds of Millions of Dollars' in Bogus Charges
News Analysis  | 
7/1/2014  |  6 comments
T-Mobile CEO calls the case 'unfounded and without merit.'
Cisco's Friday Leaves to Lead Startup Mist
News Analysis  | 
7/1/2014  |  5 comments
Former Cisco VP and CTO of Mobility is now the CEO of indoor mobile startup, Mist Systems.
Exclusive: Leaked 'Inception' Document Fleshes Out Open-Source NFV Plans
News Analysis  | 
7/1/2014  |  4 comments
Leading carriers and vendors in the NFV movement were scheduled to hold an 'inception meeting' this week to get things rolling.
Google Adds Songza to Its M&A Playlist
News Analysis  | 
7/1/2014  |  3 comments
Google acquires human-curated music app Songza to add a radio component to its Google Play music services.
BTE Bits: A Packet-Optical Review
DOS Attack  | 
7/1/2014  |  Post a comment
Light Reading's Big Telecom Event featured plenty of packet-optical activity and discussion.
EZchip Strikes $130M Deal to Buy Tilera
News Analysis  | 
7/1/2014  |  Post a comment
Ethernet chip specialist consolidates its expansion strategy with the planned acquisition of fellow network processor vendor.
It Pays to Be a Cable Exec
News Analysis  | 
7/1/2014  |  Post a comment
Roberts' latest contract puts him in the top 10 of CEO salaries ever, while the TWC C-suite guys get fitted for golden parachutes.
DTE Energy Gets More Analytical
News Analysis  | 
7/1/2014  |  Post a comment
The Detroit-based energy provider installs Tollgrade sensors in an effort to predict and avoid outages on its power network.
AT&T, Verizon Mulling Managed Services With Ericsson
News Analysis  | 
7/1/2014  |  9 comments
The vendor's head of managed services tells Bloomberg it's in talks with both operators about managing their wireless infrastructure.
Can Texting Give New Life to Landlines?
News Analysis  | 
7/1/2014  |  33 comments
Frontier hopes to boost the productivity of businesses with a service that lets them send and reply to text messages through existing landline numbers.
Eurobites: Red-Letter Day for Roaming Charges
News Analysis  | 
7/1/2014  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson doubles up in Romania; Swisscom goes contactless; mHealth advances in Africa.
IoT: More Things, More Challenges
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
7/1/2014  |  2 comments
As M2M matures into the Internet of Things (IoT), the technology and network requirements are becoming much more complex.
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