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Ericsson Slumps on China, Russia Weakness
News Analysis  | 
10/23/2015  |  2 comments
The Swedish equipment maker has blamed economic difficulties in Russia and a 4G slowdown in China for sales setbacks, but says its restructuring remains on track.
Eurobites: TalkTalk Rocked by Cyber Attack
News Analysis  | 
10/23/2015  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: European Commission commits to competition in telecom; Disney goes OTT in UK; French 700MHz auction under starter's orders.
Winning Ways for WiFi
LRTV Interviews  | 
10/23/2015  |  1 comment
SCTE's Steve Harris discusses how cable operators can optimize and monetize their WiFi networks.
NFV Startup Versa Exiting Worst Stealth Ever
Wagner’s Ring  | 
10/23/2015  |  2 comments
Formally uncloaking in the coming weeks.
The AT&T Frankenstein Is Doing Fine, Thanks
News Analysis  | 
10/23/2015  |  2 comments
The new AT&T, now an experimental combination of wireline, wireless and satellite operations, had increased revenue in its third quarter, and reported signs indicating that things are only going to get better.
CloudNFV: Dell's Lost Opportunity?
Wagner’s Ring  | 
10/23/2015  |  8 comments
The industry group was an early attempt to unlock the full potential of NFV. Depending on who you talk to, it either fizzled out or achieved victory and went home.
China Unicom Still on 4G Back Foot
News Analysis  | 
10/22/2015  |  1 comment
China's second-biggest mobile operator has fallen a long way behind its biggest in the country's 4G market.
Liberty Global in M&A Talks With CWC
News Analysis  | 
10/22/2015  |  Post a comment
Liberty Global has confirmed it is in talks to acquire Cable & Wireless Communications (CWC), which has operations in the Caribbean and Latin America.
Mud-Slinging at the SDN Corral
Shades of Ray  | 
10/22/2015  |  6 comments
I was at the front line of the SDN/NFV Cold War last week – it was noisy.
YouTube Red Bundles Video, Music and Games
News Analysis  | 
10/22/2015  |  2 comments
The new YouTube Red service offers ad-free video for ten bucks a month with added access to YouTube Gaming and YouTube Music.
Who Should Buy Sckipio? My Money's on Intel
Shades of Ray  | 
10/22/2015  |  5 comments
The G.fast chip developer is hot property and looks ripe for acquisition – for me this is a 'no brainer' for Intel.
Incumbents: Do or Die
Column  | 
10/22/2015  |  5 comments
The communications industry is being turned on its head and not everyone will survive.
Verizon Tips Comcast Wireless Service
News Analysis  | 
10/22/2015  |  6 comments
Cable operators are eager to get a wireless play. A WiFi-first service backed by an MVNO agreement is something many MSOs have been contemplating.
Can Incompas Reach Its Lofty Goals?
Rewired  | 
10/22/2015  |  Post a comment
Group built on competitive carrier roots is trying to broaden its reach to represent a wider swatch of the competitive Internet.
Eurobites: Orange Q3 Boosts Share Price
News Analysis  | 
10/22/2015  |  7 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia ticks off final regulatory approval for AlcaLu deal; ADVA hits all-time high in Q3; hard times in Saudi Arabia.
VMware Tanks Over Cloud Concerns
News Analysis  | 
10/21/2015  |  1 comment
The company's stock slips more than 20% after announcing a new enterprise cloud joint venture with EMC, and "secular change" slowing cloud deployments.
TiVo Promises Free Set-Top Data in Q1 2016
News Analysis  | 
10/21/2015  |  6 comments
TiVo wants to give its set-top data away for free starting next year.
Global Capacity Fibers Up for Cloud Connections
News Analysis  | 
10/21/2015  |  Post a comment
Network operator finishes seventh fiber optic ring, targeting data center connectivity and looking toward intelligent app-driven edge.
UAE Aims to be First With Nationwide 5G in 2020
News Analysis  | 
10/21/2015  |  17 comments
Etisalat joins NTT DoCoMo, SKT and Verizon in trying to be among the lead group of carriers to deploy 5G.
NBN Looks to G.Fast to Reduce Fiber 'Hassle'
News Analysis  | 
10/21/2015  |  Post a comment
The state-backed Australian wholesale operator has been trialing G.fast and thinks the technology could play a big role in its fiber plans.
Long-Range, High-Speed Gfast Is Coming – BT
News Analysis  | 
10/21/2015  |  Post a comment
BT says the products it needs to provide Gfast from the street cabinet are firmly on the technology roadmaps of equipment vendors.
G.fast Banter at BBWF
LRTV Interviews  | 
10/21/2015  |  Post a comment
G.fast is the (only?) hot topic at this year's Broadband World Forum.
Speed, Agility, Virtualization – Is This Cable?
News Analysis  | 
10/21/2015  |  Post a comment
SCTE Cable-Tec Expo showed a new side of cable this year.
Eurobites: Sky Profits up 10% in Fiscal Q1
News Analysis  | 
10/21/2015  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EE revenue slips in Q3; Deutsche Telekom pondering Dutch sale; Swisscom brings mobile services to CERN.
Panel Advises FCC Access to Content Contracts
News Analysis  | 
10/21/2015  |  2 comments
Pay-TV providers complain about the cost of content but those costs are held in secret contracts, which should be open to the FCC, panel agrees.
VMware, EMC Launch Cloud Partnership Amid Dell Acquisition – Confused Yet?
News Analysis  | 
10/21/2015  |  2 comments
Virtustream, based on a cloud company of the same name recently acquired by EMC, will specialize in hybrid cloud.
The Three Cs of BBWF
Shades of Ray  | 
10/21/2015  |  Post a comment
That's connectivity, cloud and coffee.
Huawei Picks Core Router Fight With Cisco
News Analysis  | 
10/21/2015  |  1 comment
Chinese vendor boasts greater line card capacity and much improved opex performance compared with the core router on offer from market leader Cisco.
Telefónica: In Search of Virtual Simplicity
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase  | 
10/21/2015  |  Post a comment
The head of Telefónica's NFV initiative admits virtualization initially means greater complexity, but with the right abstraction layer, that can change.
FCC's Sohn: We're Still Fighting for Competition
News Analysis  | 
10/20/2015  |  3 comments
Wheeler aide sees no lame-duck status as agency tackles video market and competitive access issues over the next year.
FCC Probes TWC Programming Assets
News Analysis  | 
10/20/2015  |  Post a comment
In requesting data from Time Warner Cable, the FCC has made it clear that it's interested in the impact of media ownership as part of its review of the proposed merger with Charter.
Verizon to Start Deploying LTE-U in 2016
News Analysis  | 
10/20/2015  |  4 comments
The company's CFO also said that Verizon really needs more high-band spectrum instead of the low-band 600MHz spectrum being auctioned off next year.
TWC's Cerbone Explains WiFi Moves
LRTV Interviews  | 
10/20/2015  |  Post a comment
Time Warner Cable's Rob Cerbone spells out the MSO's WiFi strategy.
Level 3 Offers Secure Cellular Internet Access
News Analysis  | 
10/20/2015  |  Post a comment
New offering can be used as backup to landline VPN or as primary connection for distributed sites such as retailers.
Affirmed Networks Highlights NFV in Mobile Core
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase  | 
10/20/2015  |  Post a comment
Affirmed Networks describes how NFV in the Mobile Core delivered on Intel Architecture-based severs affords service providers cost savings, accelerated time-to-market and greater service agility.
Skinny Bundles Sock FiOS Video Revenues
News Analysis  | 
10/20/2015  |  9 comments
Consumers are 'right-sizing' their video bundles, and that's hurting Verizon's FiOS revenue.
Virgin Media Boss Attacks BT/EE Deal
News Analysis  | 
10/20/2015  |  2 comments
The boss of the UK cable operator wants BT and EE stripped of spectrum as a condition of their merger but thinks Openreach should remain a part of the BT Group.
CenturyLink Sees 100% Virtual IP Net by 2018
News Analysis  | 
10/20/2015  |  Post a comment
Operator outlines strategy to virtualize its edge routers and be 45% virtual in IP core by end of this year.
Incumbents: Do or Die
From the Founder  | 
10/20/2015  |  62 comments
The communications industry is being turned on its head and not everyone will survive.
Brocade Debuts Analytics Tools for the New IP
News Analysis  | 
10/20/2015  |  Post a comment
Brocade introduces a new Network Visibility line including hardware and virtual packet brokers, session directors, probes and APIs to help operators scale their networks.
Eurobites: TeliaSonera Revives Yoigo Sale
News Analysis  | 
10/20/2015  |  6 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telekom Austria's ropey third quarter; Facebook data privacy case continues; Deutsche Telekom hooks up with Wandera.
Regulator: Time to Fix Kids' 'Homework Gap'
News Analysis  | 
10/20/2015  |  3 comments
FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel says too many American families don't have broadband access and that's affecting their lives and their kids.
Is Intel Auditioning for the iPhone 7?
Brianiac  | 
10/20/2015  |  2 comments
Intel's Puma 7 cable modem chip demonstrates Intel's manufacturing prowess, which the company apparently hopes will earn it an audition for the iPhone 7.
RJio 4G Vision Starts 'Lyf'
News Analysis  | 
10/20/2015  |  2 comments
Details are starting to emerge about the forthcoming 4G service from India's RJio.
Microsemi Challenges Skyworks for PMC-Sierra
News Analysis  | 
10/19/2015  |  Post a comment
Microsemi is enriching Skyworks' bid by another $400,000.
Comptel Tranforms Into Incompas
News Analysis  | 
10/19/2015  |  1 comment
Competitive carrier association is changing its name to reflect its broader member base, including Internet players, OTT providers and more.
OpenStack Doubts Surface After BT Ultimatum
Morris Lore  | 
10/19/2015  |  2 comments
OpenStack is under pressure after a BT executive said the operator might drop the technology unless improvements are made.
Windstream Sells Data Centers for $575M
News Analysis  | 
10/19/2015  |  Post a comment
While admitting data center services are strategic, Windstream decides to offer them through a partnership.
Grace Hopper: Power to the Pipeline
Que Sera Sarah  | 
10/19/2015  |  7 comments
Speakers at the Grace Hopper Celebration shared practical ways to improve the hiring pipeline for women in tech. By changing how we recruit, we can also change who we recruit.
Huawei Sets Aside $1B for Developers
News Analysis  | 
10/19/2015  |  3 comments
Huawei woos developers with $1 billion fund and new platform.
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