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Is Cisco's Chambers Retiring in the Fall?
News Analysis | 6/11/2014

Cisco CEO John Chambers may be planning to announce his retirement soon, effective in the fall.

Urban Jungle Is Still Too Wild for Small Cells
News Analysis | 6/11/2014

Operator CTOs remind the industry why they're not yet ready for the mass deployment of public access small cells.

Overture Adds Hardware to Its NFV Pitch
News Analysis | 6/11/2014

The 65 Virtual Service Edge is designed to combine the benefits of NFV with hardware located on the customer premises.

BT's Wireless Re-Entry Starts With Small Cells
News Analysis | 6/10/2014

The service provider's wireless plans include small cells in the home and enterprise, an MVNO relationship, and a new LTE core using recently acquired spectrum.

Verizon Worried About SDN, NFV Impacts
News Analysis | 6/10/2014

Verizon has plans to employ SDN and NFV in its network, but one exec says it is behind in working through some of the associated operational challenges.

Airvana Is Back With a 'Cloud RAN' 4G Biz Cell
News Analysis | 6/10/2014

Airvana has developed a distributed LTE controller and radio node system for enterprises that takes on SpiderCloud and Ericsson's Radio Dot.

Small Cell Forum Tackles Urban, Virtualization
News Analysis | 6/10/2014

Forum's latest release focuses on urban deployment challenges, but its members are focused on understanding virtualization's role in their small cell networks.

Comcast Tests Personal Media Sharing
News Analysis | 6/10/2014

Comcast is testing a new personal media sharing service for X1, which now uses the subscriber's cellphone number to unlock the beta features.

Ciena Stirs Up the Metro Market
News Analysis | 6/10/2014

Ciena unveils a new platform leveraging its skills in programmable optical networking to target inter-data center connectivity, but has it done enough to excite the market?

Google Exec: Internet of Things Requires 'Brand New Network'
News Analysis | 6/10/2014

The Internet is currently designed for expensive, high-bandwidth connections such as video. The Internet of Things doesn't need much bandwidth but needs to be inexpensive.

AT&T Turns to DOCSIS for Small Cell Backhaul
News Analysis | 6/10/2014

Carrier's AVP of small cells says it working with cable companies to lease their backhaul, and is already in deployment in some enterprise use cases.

Microsoft Planning 7-Day Phone Batteries
News Analysis | 6/10/2014

Software profiling and offloading computational processes can help devices last up to a week between charges – say hello to the software-defined battery.

Eurobites: Danish Snack on Alcatel-Lucent's Small Cells
News Analysis | 6/10/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Cinven acquires Spanish fiber unit; Telefónica teams up with Dolby; Dailymotion talks stall; yet more Sky sport.

HP Debuts SDN Management Software, Switches
News Analysis | 6/9/2014

The software is designed to manage physical and virtual networks.

Uber Drives Mobile App Bubble With $1.2B VC Round
News Analysis | 6/9/2014

Uber scores a $1.2 billion round and could close it out at $1.4 billion with more money from strategic investors.

Apigee: APIs Enable the Hybrid Cloud
News Analysis | 6/9/2014

The combination of APIs plus analytics is an important enabler of the hybrid cloud and is missing in today's networks, new Apigee exec says.

Five Key Takeaways From TM Forum Live!
Rewired | 6/9/2014

Of course they are all related to virtualization – what else would I write about in Nice?

Arris Signs Austrian CCAP Deal
News Analysis | 6/9/2014

Arris has announced a new CCAP customer win with Austrian cable operator Liwest Kabelmedien GmbH.

Netflix Takes Toll on Pay-TV
News Analysis | 6/9/2014

Nearly half of all non-pay-TV subscribers in the US now get Netflix, while the number of Netflix customers who also subscribe to pay-TV services is falling steadily.

Genband Starts NFV Push With Distributed SBC
News Analysis | 6/9/2014

Vendor says it's moving towards a full-blown NFV architecture, starting with distributed SBC trials in the third quarter.

OTN Innovation Boosts Metro 100G
News Analysis | 6/9/2014

Advances in OTN switching are helping carriers deploy flexible and viable 100G metro transport networks.

Yang's Magnetic Force
LRTV Interviews | 6/9/2014

The attraction to Netconf and Yang as tools for telco network management are growing stronger.

Eurobites: DT Next to Lift Lid on Surveillance Requests
News Analysis | 6/9/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Megafon buys big from Huawei; Europe gets tough on data privacy; EE may exit the Carphone Warehouse.

Ciena Hints at Big Product Announcement
News Analysis | 6/6/2014

Comments from company officials, one analyst's speculation, and other recent moves by Ciena suggest an imminent product announcement.

Arista up 32% on IPO
News Analysis | 6/6/2014

The pricing values the company at nearly $3B, and it's likely based on strong financials, despite a weird legal dispute with a co-founder.

Verizon Threatens to Sue Netflix
News Analysis | 6/6/2014

Verizon has sent a cease-and-desist letter to Netflix after the online streaming company laid the blame for service slowdowns directly at the telco's feet.

Sprint & T-Mobile: A Tale of Two Maps
News Analysis | 6/6/2014

Sprint and T-Mobile's coverage overlaps, while the spectrum doesn't, meaning there will be a lot of work to do if the acquisition does go through.

Cox Joins Carrier Ethernet 2.0 Club
News Analysis | 6/6/2014

Cox Business becomes the third major US MSO business services unit to receive Carrier Ethernet 2.0 certification from the Metro Ethernet Forum, joining Comcast and TWC.

TMF Live! Pics Pt II: Soft on the Inside
Slide Shows | 6/6/2014

More pictures from the TM Forum's event in Nice, France.

NFV Dominates in Nice
LRTV Documentaries | 6/6/2014

The management of networks that incorporate virtualized functions dominated discussion at this year's TM Forum event in Nice.

Ciena Soars on Strong Demand
News Analysis | 6/6/2014

Stock leaps more than 18% as vendor exceeds expectations and forecasts even better times ahead from a broadening customer base.

Eurobites: Vodafone Opens Window on Wire-tapping
News Analysis | 6/6/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BBC screens World Cup in 4K; STC joins Bridge Alliance; BA in Internet talks with Inmarsat… and donkey news!

How NFV Can Power the Digital Marketplace
News Analysis | 6/6/2014

Using a catalog-driven approach to pulling resources from multiple partners in an automated fashion will make it easier to sell virtualized functions.

Nokia Buys RF Smarts to Shrink Basestations
News Analysis | 6/5/2014

Nokia is buying RF filter specialist Mesaplexx to help reduce the size of its basestations.

Comcast Filings Show Merger Confidence
News Analysis | 6/5/2014

The merger of Comcast and Time Warner Cable is still under regulatory review, but that hasn't stopped Comcast from filing for license transfers with the FCC ahead of the deal's approval.

Sprint, T-Mobile Settle on $32B Price
News Analysis | 6/5/2014

News reports indicate that two carriers have agreed on broad terms of $32 billion acquisition of T-Mobile US by Sprint despite US regulatory concerns.

Eurobites: Orange Eyes Bouygues, EE IPO
News Analysis | 6/5/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Com Hem IPO takes off; PCCW launches LTE TDD broadband service in London; mobile subscriber numbers fall in Russia.

Is NetBoss About to Open Its Wallet?
News Analysis | 6/5/2014

Talk of an analytics acquisition fits in with the OSS firm's new strategy.

Ericsson Unveils Carrier-Grade Server Strategy
News Analysis | 6/5/2014

Swedish vendor is working on a carrier-grade server that could hit the market later this year.

No Need to Rush Into Virtualization – Orange
News Analysis | 6/5/2014

Service providers and vendors that don't commit to NFV right now won't miss out, says Orange executive.

Skype's Big Data Transformation
News Analysis | 6/5/2014

Director of engineering at Skype Business Operations, Patrick Hilt, has introduced a 'culture of data' at the multimedia services firm.

SoftBank Launches $2K Personal Robot That Feels Emotions, Evolves
News Analysis | 6/5/2014

The waist-high Pepper household robot will go on sale in February, but start working in stores in Japan Friday.

Cisco CCAP Gets NOS Nod
News Analysis | 6/4/2014

The Portuguese MSO NOS becomes the second European company to announce deployment of Cisco's modular CCAP solution as the next-gen CCAP market continues to heat up.

Liability Issues Increase in Virtual World
News Analysis | 6/4/2014

Who's responsible when something goes wrong in a world of virtual functions running on commercial hardware?

Verizon: Telematics Needs Software, Standards
News Analysis | 6/4/2014

Verizon Telematic's director of enterprise architecture says that the software industry is not keeping up with the M2M space, which is also in need of more standardization.

Samsung, Espial Team Up on RDK
News Analysis | 6/4/2014

Samsung and Espial have announced a joint cable solution combining Samsung's set-top and gateway products with Espial's RDK software.

Leading Lights Finalists 2014: Company of the Year (Private) – Part 2
News Analysis | 6/4/2014

Finalists in the Leading Lights category for Company of the Year (Private) show healthy growth.

Eurobites: BT's Gone With the Wind Power
News Analysis | 6/4/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica in German negotiations; Ericsson appoints regional heads; Vodafone partners with Rogers.

TMF Live! Pics: Have a Nice Day
Slide Shows | 6/4/2014

There's a telecom show in Nice, France, but the best pics are to be had away from the booths...

Can ZOOM See Daylight?
Rewired | 6/4/2014

The TM Forum is actively seeking industry input to its ZOOM project to enable NFV orchestration, but what if it went truly open source?

SpiderCloud Shipping LTE Biz Small Cells
News Analysis | 6/4/2014

Dual-band LTE trials coming later this summer.

NFV Not a Panacea, Carrier Execs Admit
News Analysis | 6/4/2014

Just virtualizing things doesn't solve the basic problem of getting services to market at Internet speeds.

Telcos 'Sample Their DNA' Around SDN
News Analysis | 6/4/2014

Network operators are taking a good look at their own operations and culture as they figure out how SDN and NFV will figure in their future, says ONF executive director and BTE keynote speaker Dan Pitt.

ONF, OIF Deep-Dive Into NFV, SDN
News Analysis | 6/4/2014

NFV, SDN and the changing role of standards will trigger the debate at two pre-BTE (Big Telecom Event) workshops.

Asia Takes On Android
News Analysis | 6/4/2014

Android's phenomenal market penetration has prompted alternative smartphone OS developments from Samsung and China.

Comcast, TWC Boost Business WiFi
News Analysis | 6/3/2014

Two largest US MSOs expand their commercial WiFi offerings in twin but separate moves to win more business customers and stimulate greater wireless use.

AT&T Investing in LTE Video Despite Capex 'Freeze'?
News Analysis | 6/3/2014

MKM Partners says that AT&T is working on a "Project Stream" broadcast LTE update for its network.

Apple Launches Evil Plan to Steal Carriers' Customers
News Analysis | 6/3/2014

Tighter integration across the Mac, iPhone, and iPad potentially makes carriers less important.

AetherPal's Device Diagnostics Spawn New Uses
News Analysis | 6/3/2014

Remote device diagnostics and support is sparking plans for other connected devices and use cases for the device data.

Apple Joins Home Automation Wars
News Analysis | 6/3/2014

With its new HomeKit home automation platform, Apple is ready to compete with both cable and telecom companies and retail smart home players.

Eurobites: Vodafone Xones Out of Silicon Valley
News Analysis | 6/3/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica closes pay-TV acquisition; Riedel hooks up to Viatel; Liquid Applications flow in Saudi.

Have You Made Your Customers Smile Today?
Que Sera Sarah | 6/3/2014

Is T-Mobile the master of smile moments? Two industry figures' tips on customer-centricity sound a lot like the Magenta carrier's recent 'uncarrier' moves.

Summer: Cloudy With a Chance of Tech IPOs
News Analysis | 6/3/2014

Arista Networks, MobileIron, and more could show whether the tech IPO market has got its mojo back this summer.

Google Plans Web of Satellites – Report
News Analysis | 6/3/2014

Google explores yet another method of getting Internet access into the hands of more of the world's population.

Telcos Pay Lip Service to Open Source
News Analysis | 6/3/2014

Operators agree on value of open source, but take different approaches to how it's going to be used.

Asia's Telcos Still Figuring Out Their Cloud Moves
News Analysis | 6/3/2014

Cloud services are in demand in Asia/Pacific, but the telcos are still finding their feet in the market.

Guavus Analytics Reverb in the RAN
News Analysis | 6/3/2014

Combining Reverb Network's centralized SON with Guavus' big data analytics platform gives operators deeper insights into the core of their network.

T-Mobile Jazzed With WiFi Calling on New Apple iOS
News Analysis | 6/2/2014

Carrier wastes no time in talking up WiFi calling on new Apple OS update.

Apple Launches Biggest Changes Since iPhone
News Analysis | 6/2/2014

Apple is diving into the Internet of Things, making another attempt to jump-start its cloud strategy, and tightening integration between Macs, iPads, and iPhones.

What's With AT&T's Capex Dip?
News Analysis | 6/2/2014

Analyst George Notter says that AT&T slowed its capital spending this spring.

ZTE Shows Off Its Soft Side
News Analysis | 6/2/2014

Chinese vendor has a sizeable OSS/BSS presence and has been bolstering its software platform in an effort to attract new standalone business.

Meet Tom Wheeler, Net Neutrality Procrastinator-in-Chief
Column | 6/2/2014

Even after all these years and all this talking, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler thinks this Net Neutrality thing hasn't been discussed enough.

ThinkAnalytics Nabs Nordic Win
News Analysis | 6/2/2014

Viaplay has deployed the ThinkAnalytics cloud-based content search and recommendation engine with customers in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and Finland.

Leading Lights Finalists 2014: Best New Cable Product
Breznick Unbound | 6/2/2014

Seven new cable products take the stage this year, covering a wide range of the technology spectrum.

BT’s NFV Guru Joins CableLabs
News Analysis | 6/2/2014

Don Clarke, one of the leading NFV figures at BT, has jumped ship to help develop next-gen technologies for cable operators.

Comcast Claims $100M Savings In Being 'Agile'
News Analysis | 6/2/2014

MSO says a one-year implementation of a 'lean and agile' framework is on its way to bringing in more than $100 million in savings.

T-Mobile Swaps Out Amdocs BSS for Ericsson
News Analysis | 6/2/2014

Ericsson will completely replace the carrier's legacy systems with its Service Agility suite for billing and IT.

MSOs Pumped About Business Services Growth
News Analysis | 6/2/2014

At the TM Forum Live! In Nice, cable operators see a real opportunity to generate more revenues from small and midsized business users.

Eurobites: ADVA Targets Inter-Data Center Connectivity
News Analysis | 6/2/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom closes GTS deal; AlcaLu offers €1 billion in bonds.

WebRTC in the Wild
Que Sera Sarah | 6/2/2014

Companies are starting to offer WebRTC-enabled services, and the network operators are – and should be – taking note.

Telcos Face 'Dramatic Disruption' – TMF Exec
News Analysis | 6/2/2014

The changes ahead will rip apart the current telecom operator culture and carriers need to be prepared.

Does SDN Mean 'Slowing Down Networking'?
News Analysis | 6/2/2014

Global service provider routers and switch revenue increased only 2% year-over-year, according to research from Infonetics, which attributes the slowdown to caution in the face of technology transformation.

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