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Introducing 'the New IP'
From the Founder | 9/11/2014

Is your network built on 'the Old IP,' or are you part of 'the New IP' revolution?

Eurobites: Spain's Jazztel Tunes In to Yoigo
News Analysis | 9/11/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Apple Pay heading for Europe; CEO investigated for insider trading; Huawei lands managed services deal with MTN.

AlcaLu's Combes: 'We Are Now Back on Track'
News Analysis | 9/11/2014

While continuing to focus on service providers, Alcatel-Lucent is also looking to expand into new markets.

IMS at the Heart of AT&T's Internet of Things
News Analysis | 9/11/2014

You remember IMS, right? Well it will help drive the connected car market and more.

Brighter Outlook For Dark Fiber in 4G Era
UBB Forum News | 9/11/2014

Backhaul capacity needs have fuelled the dark fiber market once more.

JDSU to Split in Two
News Analysis | 9/10/2014

JDSU will split into two different companies along the line of its current optical and network and service enablement groups.

T-Mobile Turns Up VoLTE-to-WiFi Handoff
News Analysis | 9/10/2014

T-Mobile's seventh 'Un-carrier' industry shakeup was all about WiFi – seamless handoff, a router to prioritize voice, and a partnership with Gogo for free in-flight WiFi texting.

Pics: Hot Wheels & Hot Sauce at SMW
Slide Shows | 9/10/2014

CTIA's Super Mobility Week steps on the gas for day 2.

Driving Miss 4G: Execs Talk LTE Cars at CTIA
News Analysis | 9/10/2014

Keynote panelists at Super Mobility Week agree that safety is the top priority in the fast-developing connected car sector.

SDN-Enabled IP and Optical Integration
UBB Forum News | 9/10/2014

Virtualization has breathed new life into the IP+optical integration movement.

Carriers Test-Drive Connected Car Biz Models
News Analysis | 9/10/2014

AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile are all taking different paths when it comes to billing for services in the connected car.

Adobe Extends DRM Across TVE Screens
News Analysis | 9/10/2014

Adobe Primetime expands its content security coverage to set-top boxes and major web browsers, as well as premium HD and 4K video and RDK deployments.

Rackspace Could Help CenturyLink's Cloud, NFV Efforts – Analyst
News Analysis | 9/10/2014

There are a number of ways Rackspace could be a useful addition to CenturyLink's portfolio, suggests Heavy Reading analyst.

Carriers Need to Rejoin Digital Value Chain
Column | 9/10/2014

Carriers are being left out of purchases made on mobile phones, but they have the opportunity to get back in the value chain for both physical and virtual buys.

Roku Pursues Pay-TV Providers
News Analysis | 9/10/2014

Roku is targeting the service provider market with a new 'Roku Powered' licensing solution.

Eurobites: AlcaLu Unveils Virtual CDN Platform
News Analysis | 9/10/2014

Also in today's regional roundup: Ericsson at IBC; Nokia Networks unveils telco cloud and OSS news; iPhone 6 heads for Europe; and more.

Small Cells Key to Network Capacity Expansion – Alcatel-Lucent CTO
News Analysis | 9/10/2014

Small cells aren't just for extending wireless networks indoors -- they're revolutionary, says Alcatel-Lucent CTO.

Pics: Super Mobility Week Begins!
Slide Shows | 9/9/2014

Can the CTIA re-boot with Super Mobility Week? Let's take a first look.

RacoWireless Opens App Store for the IoT
News Analysis | 9/9/2014

Company continues its expansion from connectivity provider to application enabler with the launch of its Application Marketplace.

AT&T's Rinne: Carriers Working on VoLTE Interoperability
News Analysis | 9/9/2014

Kris Rinne on AT&T's VoLTE upgrades, the future of multicast, and what she's hoping to do next.

Apple's New iPhones Have 20 LTE Bands, VoLTE
News Analysis | 9/9/2014

The new iPhone 6 and big-screen iPhone 6+ will include VoLTE, VoWiFi and NFC, as well as the most LTE bands of any smartphone on the market.

Verizon CEO: Self-Driving Cars Could Hit Road Soon
News Analysis | 9/9/2014

Lowell McAdam says at the Intelligent Transport Systems World Congress that autonomous cars could be on the roads in three to five years, with help from cities and the government.

ActiveVideo Advances Low-Cost Virtual Set-Top
News Analysis | 9/9/2014

Cloud-based video specialist teams with new Intel technology to offer proposed virtual STB framework for as low as $1 per subscriber in capex.

T-Mobile Accuses Huawei of Espionage
News Analysis | 9/9/2014

Carrier files suit alleging that the Chinese vendor and former T-Mobile supplier stole technology from smartphone testing robot in its headquarters.

Broadcom Debuts New HEVC SoCs
News Analysis | 9/9/2014

Broadcom is introducing hybrid chipsets with High Efficiency Video Codec (HEVC) compression technology and support for MoCA 2.0.

Pics: Insurance Telematics Goes to Chicago
Slide Shows | 9/9/2014

The show was more exciting than it sounds, with cars that can measure your aggression level and carrier battles for M2M dominance.

Is Rackspace the Best Next Move for CenturyLink?
Shades of Ray | 9/9/2014

Cloud asset M&A makes sense for telcos, but while it might make sense for Rackspace to be bought by an operator, does it have what CenturyLink really needs?

Cyan Punches Up Its Packet Optical Pitch
News Analysis | 9/9/2014

Vendor upgrades Z-Series platform and adds new SDN APIs in a bid for metro packet optical differentiation.

Eurobites: Dante Demos Terabit Super-Channel
News Analysis | 9/9/2014

Also in today's regional roundup: EC won't let Google off the hook; Nokia Networks adds to its news pile; the Amazon Fire smartphone heads to Europe; and more.

AT&T & Telefónica Extend Digital Life to Europe
News Analysis | 9/9/2014

Telefónica plots trial in either Madrid or London.

Google Takes Fiber Fight to AT&T
UBB Forum News | 9/9/2014

The arrival of Google Fiber has shaken up the US fixed broadband market and lit a fire under AT&T.

Ericsson Preps Multimode Small Cell Launch
News Analysis | 9/9/2014

Ericsson joins Alcatel-Lucent and Nokia Networks in announcing small cell plans, promising a multimode enterprise picocell with carrier aggregation shipping in Q1.

MegaPath Sells Networks to Focus on Services
News Analysis | 9/8/2014

Global Capacity's parent company Pivotal Group pays $300 million to acquire MegaPath's network assets and operations personnel.

Intel Xeon Zooms Into Data Center Era
News Analysis | 9/8/2014

The semiconductor giant makes a big move to position its processors for data center gear, including network equipment.

Q&A: Gainspeed's New CEO Rides IP Wave
News Analysis | 9/8/2014

Light Reading interviews new Gainspeed CEO Krishnan Padmanabhan on the company's success to date and where it's headed next.

Nokia Jumps Into 4G Small Cell Mosh Pit
News Analysis | 9/8/2014

It looks like there's a battle on for 4G small cell attention this week as Nokia Networks joins Alcatel-Lucent in the clamor for mobile operator attention.

AlcaLu, Qualcomm Prep Multimode Small Cells
News Analysis | 9/8/2014

Vendors have 3G, 4G and WiFi enterprise and residential small cells in trials, with plans to officially launch in January.

Pics: Inside Digital Realty's Data Centers
Slide Shows | 9/8/2014

Take a look at a couple of the company's Western US facilities.

Digital Realty Connects Data Centers
News Analysis | 9/8/2014

Digital Realty is connecting its data centers worldwide, part of an ongoing transition from providing buildings and power to delivering connectivity.

Eurobites: Dish Dials DT Over T-Mobile Bid
News Analysis | 9/8/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT under pressure over access to fiber assets; UK 'national roaming' plan pooh-poohed; Ericsson opens first Global ICT Centre.

Vodafone Sets High Speeds, 4K for Germany
News Analysis | 9/8/2014

Vodafone plans to double Kabel Deutschland's maximum broadband speeds to 200 Mbit/s this fall and introduce Ultra HD set-top boxes next year.

Offshore Bandwidth Sparks Africa Fiber Boom
News Analysis | 9/8/2014

Africa is starting to see the knock-on effects of having greater international connectivity via multiple subsea cables.

Verizon Creates a Mobile ZipCar
News Analysis | 9/8/2014

The carrier wants to provide everything from connectivity to cloud services to security in the connected car space, so it's trying its hand at mobile-centric car rentals.

Gigabit: What Is It Good For?
The Gigabot | 9/5/2014

The proliferation of gigabit networks has implications that extend far beyond high-speed home networks.

Retransmission Rising – No End in Sight?
News Analysis | 9/5/2014

Broadcast networks ask affiliates for money, and affiliates turn around and increase retransmission fees for pay-TV operators. Comcast sits on both sides of the table, and costs continue to rise.

Web Content Storms Ethernet Market
News Analysis | 9/5/2014

A new Heavy Reading report says the Web 2.0/content/media vertical market represents the most dynamic Ethernet segment.

Wheeler Urges More Broadband Competition
News Analysis | 9/5/2014

In his latest speech, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said US consumers need more broadband choices and spelled out four policy goals for achieving that aim.

Verizon Makes Integrated Services Push Around Cloud
News Analysis | 9/5/2014

Carrier's new head of cloud and connected solutions says key is integration of cloud with network, security and applications – especially IoT.

'You Will': 20th Century Telephony Predictions
Wagner’s Ring | 9/5/2014

Videoconferencing and phones-on-your-wrist are two of the predictions in videos promoting phone innovations from 1993 and 1955.

Eurobites: Could Netflix Crash Europe's Networks?
News Analysis | 9/5/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom launches hybrid DSL/LTE router; Swedes give finger sensor to Huawei; French broadband update.

Handset Vendors Battle for Limelight
Shades of Ray | 9/5/2014

With the shadow of Apple's upcoming announcement hanging over them, mobile device vendors such as Samsung, Microsoft, Huawei and Motorola have been unveiling new devices.

Eastern Europe's Flourishing Fiber Scene
UBB Forum News | 9/5/2014

Eastern Europe has some of the most advanced fiber broadband markets in the world. But why?

Motorola Mobility Revives Its Gadget Mojo
News Analysis | 9/5/2014

Motorola Mobility is very much back in the mobile devices fray with its latest launches, and the focus is consumer choice.

AT&T's Amoroso: To Battle New Threats, Mobilize Your People
News Analysis | 9/5/2014

New cyber threats are coming, but technology alone is not the answer.

Pics: Motorola's New Gadgets
Slide Shows | 9/5/2014

Motorola Mobility takes reporters behind the scenes as it launches two new smartphones, a Bluetooth and 'modern timepiece,' aka smart watch.

Cisco Pitches Vision for 'Internet of Everything'
News Analysis | 9/4/2014

Organizations will need "fast IT" to accommodate new business technology needs.

Ciena's Smith: Revenue Dip Short-Term
News Analysis | 9/4/2014

CEO remains convinced Ciena is well-positioned for the software-centric network transition -- now if only Wall Street would calm down.

Protest Group Preps Net Slowdown Day
News Analysis | 9/4/2014

On September 10, the nonprofit organization Fight for the Future is kicking off a day of online protest over net neutrality.

Eurobites: Orange Eyes Spanish Acquisitions
News Analysis | 9/4/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia's 5G test network; Switzerland's secure mobile login solution; towers joint venture for South Africa.

Calix Pushes Gigabit Further Indoors
News Analysis | 9/4/2014

The vendor's new GigaCenter platforms use advanced WiFi technology to help carriers better leverage and control gigabit speeds inside customers' homes.

Suddenlink Switches on Home Automation
News Analysis | 9/4/2014

Seventh-largest US MSO launches home automation service for broadband subscribers, three weeks after announcing gigabit network plans.

Ciena Ramps in Q3, Dampens Q4 Expectations
News Analysis | 9/4/2014

Fiscal third-quarter revenues of $603.6 million are up 12% from a year ago, but it warns of stickier Q4.

SDN: Secret Sauce to the Internet of Things
Column | 9/4/2014

The Internet of Things (IoT) will provide a major challenge for network operators, but SDN and NFV can help.

Taqua Acquires Kineto for VoWiFi Push
News Analysis | 9/4/2014

Taqua provides the mobile core while Kineto provides the device client for WiFi calling, making them well-suited to offer services to operators as one company.

Cisco Goes Hyper With New UCS Servers
News Analysis | 9/4/2014

New blade and modular servers are designed for an emerging category of apps that Cisco calls 'edge-scale computing.'

Nokia's NFV Strategy Starts With VoLTE
News Analysis | 9/4/2014

Nokia is making its first virtualized network function commercially available in the form of voice-over-LTE (VoLTE)

Isis Changes Name to Softcard
News Analysis | 9/3/2014

As it said it would in July, mobile wallet venture Isis has rebranded as Softcard.

Ciena Poised for Strong Quarter
News Analysis | 9/3/2014

Ciena is due to report fiscal third-quarter earnings before markets open Thursday.

Pics: Verizon Innovation Generator
Slide Shows | 9/3/2014

Smart cities, smart washers and a gratuitous pizza shot from Verizon's East Coast Innovation Center.

Poll: Vectoring to Play Major Role
UBB Forum News | 9/3/2014

Poll results suggest vectoring will play a significant role in some broadband markets in the coming years.

US Pay-TV Penetration Falls From Peak
News Analysis | 9/3/2014

In its latest report, Leichtman Research Group finds that US pay-TV penetration has slipped from its peak four years ago, slipping to 84% of households.

Cisco Chips In on ItsOn's $20M Funding Round
News Analysis | 9/3/2014

Networking vendor contributes an undisclosed sum in ItsOn's Series C funding as the OSS/BSS company updates its Smart Services platform.

Nokia, Intel Open Apps Innovation Hub
News Analysis | 9/3/2014

Partners open apps innovation center in UK, where EE will test the Liquid Apps platform.

Icontrol, Indiegogo Team to Boost IoT
News Analysis | 9/3/2014

The maker of software for home automation and security partners with a crowdfunding site to lend more credibility to startups creating connected apps and devices.

Hey, FCC: Cedexis Has That Peering Data You Need
News Analysis | 9/3/2014

As the FCC takes a closer look at net neutrality and peering relationships, Cedexis will present a data model to the agency later this month for monitoring how traffic is directed across the Internet.

Eurobites: Scotland Gets a Gigabit City
News Analysis | 9/3/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia Networks gets busy for the fall; chip vendors fined €138 million by European Commission for cartel; AlcaLu does 100G in Spain.

What's the Real Cost of Network Downtime?
Column | 9/3/2014

With the high cost of achieving carrier-grade networks, is high availability good enough?

Genband Builds Out Its Mobile Strategy
News Analysis | 9/3/2014

UC company ties together its cloud, OTT, WebRTC and network gateway offers in a bid to market itself as a mobile-centric vendor.

AT&T's Kris Rinne to Retire
News Analysis | 9/2/2014

Rinne will retire at the end of November, to be replaced by Tom Keathley.

C Spire Goes Gigabit in Jackson
News Analysis | 9/2/2014

The service provider adds Mississippi's capital to its statewide roster of cities targeted for service on its gigabit fiber-to-the-home network.

Ericsson Suffers IPTV Evolution Pains
News Analysis | 9/2/2014

Ericsson's evolution of the Mediaroom IPTV system it acquired from Microsoft has caused uncertainty in the market, and has already resulted in the defection of a major European operator customer.

Nokia Networks Boasts CEM Advance
News Analysis | 9/2/2014

Infrastructure vendor is set to announce a series of portfolio enhancements as it builds up to Super Mobility Week, starting with an automated customer experience management system.

Verizon Smart Home Service Inches Closer
News Analysis | 9/2/2014

The appearance of a new Verizon home automation gateway, developed with Greenwave Systems, signals the imminent launch of a new smart home service.

Eurobites: EC Probes Facebook/WhatsApp Deal
News Analysis | 9/2/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica prepares to exit Telecom Italia; Nokia's in collaborative mood; eircom IPO latest.

Eurobites: Telefónica Gets EC Green Light on E-Plus Deal
News Analysis | 9/1/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Iliad first-half revenues up, plus fresh T-Mobile bid speculation; Liberty Global sniffs around UK broadcaster; Vodafone protests net neutrality proposals.

Verizon, Cox Rank Tops With Business
News Analysis | 9/1/2014

Small and midsized firms both rate Verizon highest for overall service quality, while Cox takes the crown with large enterprises in the latest annual J.D. Power study.

AT&T Sues Cox for Infringing Patents
News Analysis | 9/1/2014

AT&T takes the cable operator to court over unlicensed use of eight IP voice and quality management patents.

G.fast: The Dawn of Gigabit Copper?
UBB Forum News | 9/1/2014

Beyond vectoring, there's yet further opportunity to squeeze more broadband life out of copper lines.

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