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Eurobites: Nokia Sale Gets Chinese Green Light
News Analysis  | 
4/8/2014  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EU court declares Data Retention Directive invalid; OpenCloud scores in Egypt; Deutsche Telekom workers plan strike action.
EXFO Bolsters Brix With OSS Acquisition
News Analysis  | 
4/8/2014  |  4 comments
Canadian test vendor adds to its service assurance capabilities with the purchase of network performance management system specialist ByteSphere.
The Digital Lifestyle Goes Corporate
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
4/8/2014  |  2 comments
Service providers are being challenged to enable a digital lifestyle for their corporate clients as well as residential customers.
SoftBank Could Consider Euro Acquistions
News Analysis  | 
4/7/2014  |  3 comments
Softbank is now reportedly eyeing European operators as M&A targets.
Will Google Fight Fire With Android TV?
News Analysis  | 
4/7/2014  |  4 comments
On the heels of Amazon's Fire TV launch last week, Google appears to be preparing its own Android TV product.
100G Inside? Data Centers Will Get It
DOS Attack  | 
4/7/2014  |  3 comments
A new industry alliance is aiming to quickly produce a specification for 100G to be used inside data centers.
Has Intel Smelled the Coffee?
News Analysis  | 
4/7/2014  |  7 comments
Is it back to bananas and coffee for Costa Rica? Reports suggest a resource shift away from Central America to Asia-Pacific by the chip giant.
Frontier Buffaloes Social Media
Rewired  | 
4/7/2014  |  16 comments
Frank the Buffalo is the popular face of Frontier on Facebook and elsewhere, even if his no-BS promise left some customers cold.
Photos: Cable Next-Gen Technologies 2014
Slide Shows  | 
4/7/2014  |  7 comments
A record-breaking crowd flocked to Denver for our annual information-packed, tech networking schmoozeria in late March.
Frontier Pursues Broader Business Footprint
News Analysis  | 
4/7/2014  |  1 comment
Investment in upgrading Verizon properties starting to pay off for Frontier, as it prepares to add AT&T Connecticut footprint.
Verizon Buys Cincinnati Bell's Spectrum for $210M
News Analysis  | 
4/7/2014  |  6 comments
Regional operator will refocus on its fiber business, discontinuing its wireless operations after the deal closes.
Interop in Pics: Connecting Besiness Opportunition
Slide Shows  | 
4/7/2014  |  10 comments
Photos from the best of the Interop conference in Las Vegas. We don't know what the phrase in the headline means either.
Eurobites: Numericable Wins SFR M&A Tussle
News Analysis  | 
4/7/2014  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT's new TV sport chief; US disses Euro-Internet plan; Telecom Italia learns from AT&T.
Downloads Keep Highest-Value Customers Consuming
Column  | 
4/7/2014  |  6 comments
Those consumers who watch the most video on mobile devices may actually be willing to pay for it too.
Allot Builds Gateway to SDN
News Analysis  | 
4/7/2014  |  2 comments
Allot's new Service Gateway, built for a European mobile operator, promises faster service delivery and a migration path to SDN.
Cisco's Small Cell Boss Is Gone
News Analysis  | 
4/4/2014  |  14 comments
Cisco confirms that its small cell boss, the VP and GM of the service provider group, has left the company.
Bye Bye OCAP, Hello RDK
News Analysis  | 
4/4/2014  |  1 comment
Deciding that it's time to leave OCAP behind, the cable industry is increasingly turning to RDK to take its place.
Ciena Fans 100G Metro Flames
News Analysis  | 
4/4/2014  |  2 comments
Ciena suggests at an investor event that the 100G metro market is ramping up more quickly than expected.
Level 3 Puts Voice in Service
News Analysis  | 
4/4/2014  |  3 comments
Enterprise voice becoming a key part of expanding service strategy for national CLEC.
Canadian Operator Sends SOS Over OSS
Shades of Ray  | 
4/4/2014  |  8 comments
Independent Canadian operator Eeyou Communications Network needs some advice about OSS and BSS for a small fiber network operation.
Eurobites: Vodafone Has M&A Issues in Egypt
News Analysis  | 
4/4/2014  |  6 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Turkish PM bristles at un-banning of Twitter; Allot lands $5 million Tier 1 deal; BT Sport joins Chromecast line-up; Google upsets Italians.
Could Europe's Net Neutrality Legislation Cause a Comms Car Crash?
Shades of Ray  | 
4/4/2014  |  15 comments
The European Union parliament is one step away from introducing a set of mobile roaming and net neutrality rules that are contradictory and potentially disastrous, argues one seasoned industry analyst.
Dapper Embrane Exec Defends New CEO
News Analysis  | 
4/4/2014  |  10 comments
Bill Burns oversaw four years of revenue growth at his former employer before sales headed south, and that's a good enough track record for Embrane.
Comcast: Reshaping the Cable Network Architecture
LRTV Documentaries  | 
4/3/2014  |  8 comments
Shamim Akhtar, Comcast's architect and senior director of network strategy, explains why the cable company is moving to a more distributed network architecture.
Google's Andromeda Strain Is Spreading
News Analysis  | 
4/3/2014  |  6 comments
Google opens up internal SDN architecture to outside developers in its next big network virtualization step.
T-Mobile Not Stealing Customers… Yet
Que Sera Sarah  | 
4/3/2014  |  29 comments
The big four US operators managed to add 800,000 post-paid subscribers in the past three months, but the scales are tipping in T-Mobile's favor.
Amazon Joins Video Streaming Wars
News Analysis  | 
4/3/2014  |  9 comments
In a long-awaited move, Amazon launches media streaming set-top to take on Apple TV, Roku, and Google's Chromecast in growing media streaming market.
Xilinx: An 'All Programmable' Strategy
News Analysis  | 
4/3/2014  |  6 comments
Acquisition strategies don't work for everyone, but chipmaker Xilinx appears to have devised an M&A plan that has paid off.
Wheeler Writes Regulatory Rubric
News Analysis  | 
4/3/2014  |  6 comments
FCC chairman Tom Wheeler has a regulatory rubric for addressing telecom challenges in the 21st century.
Ericsson Commits to OpenStack With Mirantis
News Analysis  | 
4/3/2014  |  2 comments
A long-time supporter of OpenStack, Ericsson has struck a licensing deal to use commercial software from Mirantis in its Cloud System.
Qualcomm Advances WiFi With MIMO
News Analysis  | 
4/3/2014  |  4 comments
New 802.11ac WiFi chips will include multi-user MIMO to support more devices, faster speeds, and more efficient use of unlicensed spectrum.
Eurobites: Ex-Ericsson Staffer in Bribery Allegations
News Analysis  | 
4/3/2014  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EU roaming charges voted into dustbin of history; bailiffs knock on Vivendi's door; Vodafone creates new UK jobs.
Juniper Cuts Headcount by 6%, Axes ADC
News Analysis  | 
4/3/2014  |  2 comments
As part of its new operating plan, Juniper is cutting through its middle management ranks to reduce costs and ceasing application delivery controller R&D.
SDN Faces a Human Hurdle
News Analysis  | 
4/3/2014  |  6 comments
The biggest challenge for the SDN sector is the people, according to speakers on an Interop panel.
BlackBerry Kills T-Mobile Licensing Deal
News Analysis  | 
4/2/2014  |  10 comments
BlackBerry CEO John Chen says the device maker won't renew its licensing deal with T-Mobile on April 25 after the operator made an iPhone offer to BlackBerry users.
Rep. Rips Retrans 'Racket'
News Analysis  | 
4/2/2014  |  13 comments
Slamming broadcasters, Rep. Anna Eshoo calls retransmission-consent deals a 'racket' at the American Cable Association Summit in Washington.
Aryaka Spikes Unpredictable Enterprise WAN Traffic
News Analysis  | 
4/2/2014  |  2 comments
Aryaka's Network OnDemand service provides a capacity solution for rare enteprise WAN traffic spikes.
CSPs Catch Big Data Analytics Fever
Shades of Ray  | 
4/2/2014  |  6 comments
More cash is being spent on big data analytics systems and services as service providers come to realize they need to get smart and dig into their raw assets.
Verizon FiOS Seeks Gold in DVR Wars
News Analysis  | 
4/2/2014  |  18 comments
Bidding for DVR supremacy, Verizon rolls out FiOS Quantum TV service with the ability to record up to 12 shows at the same time, but there's a catch.
Successfully Managing the IP Transition Is a Tall Order
Column  | 
4/2/2014  |  1 comment
There are several things the FCC must do to make the IP transition successful for service providers and consumers alike.
Suppliers Gear Up for Big Data Gold Rush
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
4/2/2014  |  Post a comment
Big data analytics is creating a multi-billion-dollar revenue opportunity for service providers.
HP: Here's How We Can Cut WiFi Costs
News Analysis  | 
4/2/2014  |  3 comments
HP claims it can help convert enterprise networks from cost centers to profit sources – easier said than done.
Goin' South: Cisco Offers 'OpFlex' as Alternative to OpenFlow
News Analysis  | 
4/2/2014  |  Post a comment
Cisco and partners promote a new southbound protocol that fits into the router giant's vision of 'declarative control' of a software-defined network.
Eurobites: Infinera Delivers 500G in Africa
News Analysis  | 
4/2/2014  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: German regulator steps into Telefonica/E-Plus deal; mobile banking boost in UK; NSN's ping-pong diplomacy.
UFD Building Business on Diversity
News Analysis  | 
4/1/2014  |  Post a comment
By avoiding the I-95 corridor between NYC and northern Virginia, United Fiber & Data is courting customers seeking new and reliable fiber routes.
OpenSignal: T-Mobile's LTE Is Fastest
News Analysis  | 
4/1/2014  |  14 comments
New research from the network watcher suggests T-Mobile's LTE may be the fastest, but consumers are spending more time on Verizon's 4G network.
FCC Tackles Retrans Reforms
News Analysis  | 
4/1/2014  |  7 comments
In twin moves, FCC bans broadcaster 'collusion' in retransmission-consent negotiations and weighs further changes to rules after spate of battles between broadcasters and pay-TV providers.
Klout Scores $200M in Lithium Buy
Que Sera Sarah  | 
4/1/2014  |  9 comments
Social enterprise vendor Lithium snaps up Klout to add its social influence scoring system to its arsenal of customer experience management tools.
Embrane Taps Ex-Spirent Boss Bill Burns as CEO
News Analysis  | 
4/1/2014  |  2 comments
Cisco-backed Embrane hires Burns, who oversaw years of growth for Spirent, but was sacked in 2013 when sales flagged.
Eurobites: BT to Enter Quad-Play Fray?
News Analysis  | 
4/1/2014  |  5 comments
Also on today's EMEA news smorgasbord: Openreach offers nationwide 100G; Telecom Italia sells HQ; startup banks on super-slow broadband.
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