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Dish Wants FCC to Block Verizon's XO Buy Because of 5G Concerns
News Analysis  | 
5/4/2016  |  1 comment
Says that the $1.8B buy would give Verizon control over crucial future 5G spectrum in the US.
Huawei Puts Network Management in the Cloud
News Analysis  | 
5/4/2016  |  Post a comment
Huawei's Cloud Managed Network is designed to provide wireless and wired network planning and management for SMBs, midmarket and large enterprises with branch offices, as well as IoT.
AT&T Will Do More 5G Tests in N.J.
News Analysis  | 
5/4/2016  |  Post a comment
AT&T wants to carry out 28GHz and 39GHz tests at its lab in New Jersey.
Frontier: Nose to Grindstone After Q1 Declines
News Analysis  | 
5/4/2016  |  1 comment
Frontier reports its last quarterly earnings results without the new Verizon markets it acquired on April 1.
Atrinet's NetACE – Migration to NFV & SDN With NetOps-Driven LSO
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase  | 
5/4/2016  |  1 comment
At Atrinet's headquarters, Ray Le Maistre sits down with Roy Silon to get an in-depth look into the company's focus and the secret recipe for their success.
Why We're Working With NCTC
Breznick Unbound  | 
5/4/2016  |  Post a comment
Light Reading and NCTC are teaming up to create and market webinars, video interviews and other multimedia content for smaller and independent cable operators.
Upskill U Kicks Off IoT Lectures With Ericsson
Kelsey's Grammar  | 
5/4/2016  |  6 comments
Today at 1 p.m. ET, Martin Zander, Ericsson Group Function Strategy, tackles the toughest IoT questions during "IoT 101," an introductory course to IoT at Upskill U.
WiC Leading Lights Finalists: Female-Led Startup to Watch
Que Sera Sarah  | 
5/4/2016  |  1 comment
New companies with a focus on video graphics, smart grid predictive analytics and a quadcopter camera make up WiC's finalists for Female-Led Startup to Watch.
Salesforce Targets CSPs With New Cloud Framework
News Analysis  | 
5/4/2016  |  2 comments
The SaaS pioneer sees opportunities to play a bigger role in the communications market through a new cloud initiative.
Eurobites: Deutsche Telekom Profits Soar in Q1
News Analysis  | 
5/4/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BICS slump dents Proximus Q1 numbers; MVNOs want action on wholesale roaming; clearer charging for broadband.
BCE 2016: Vodafone to Make Waves With Its 'Ocean' Virtualization Strategy
News Analysis  | 
5/4/2016  |  4 comments
Vodafone's SDN and NFV group head David Amzallag is set to outline the operator's virtualization strategy, codenamed 'Ocean,' at the Big Communications Event (BCE) later this month.
Testing When There's No 'There' There
LRTV Interviews  | 
5/4/2016  |  1 comment
Light Reading was at NFV World Congress in Santa Clara, Calif., where we bumped into Mats Nordlund, CEO and co-founder of Netrounds, a Swedish company that was established to answer that very question.
Altice Clears Hurdle in Cablevision Buy, Wins FCC Approval
News Analysis  | 
5/4/2016  |  4 comments
Altice is still waiting on approval from the New York Public Service Commission.
Cavium Targets Intel With Multicore SoC Line
News Analysis  | 
5/4/2016  |  Post a comment
The company is adding four sets of families to its Octeon product portfolio. Cavium intends to be able to offer processors with anywhere from 1 to 96 cores, addressing the entire spectrum of applications.
ItsOn Scorns OSS/BSS Rivals as It Snags STC
News Analysis  | 
5/4/2016  |  4 comments
The Silicon Valley-based SaaS player has added STC to its customer list while having another dig at its longer-established rivals.
Sprint CEO: Our Spectrum Is for 5G
News Analysis  | 
5/3/2016  |  16 comments
CEO Claure declares that Sprint's 2.5GHz spectrum is the low-band spectrum for 5G; will the industry agree?
Showdown at the OpenStack Corral
Rewired  | 
5/3/2016  |  6 comments
AT&T and Verizon are vying for the status of biggest OpenStack champion, a stunning reversal for the open source software and a sign of things to come.
Ditching the Slash & the Orchestration Wars
LRTV Interviews  | 
5/3/2016  |  2 comments
Open Networking Foundation Executive Director Dan Pitt on the progression of hurdles in SDN/NFV, and why it makes sense to just call it 'SDNFV.'
What's Next for Rovi & TiVo?
News Analysis  | 
5/3/2016  |  5 comments
How to build a roadmap for 'new' TiVo.
EC to Stop Hutchison Buying Telefónica UK – Report
News Analysis  | 
5/3/2016  |  4 comments
Hutchison's plans to buy Telefónica's UK business and merge it with 3 will be kyboshed this week, according to a report.
Eurobites: Swisscom Stagnates in Q1
News Analysis  | 
5/3/2016  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia upgrades Qatar network; Kudeski buys US security firm; Zain Kuwait buys Sudanese operator.
Dissident Investor Takes Marvell Board Chair
News Analysis  | 
5/3/2016  |  2 comments
Dissident investor Starboard Value has placed Richard Hill as chairman of troubled Marvell.
Bell Canada Buys Manitoba Telecom in $3.1B Deal
News Analysis  | 
5/3/2016  |  1 comment
Takeover will give Bell Canada a dominant position in Canadian province home to about 1.3 million people.
Verizon Puts Gray Boxes in the Shade
LRTV Interviews  | 
5/2/2016  |  1 comment
When it comes to the white box trend, "gray" boxes, which have a slight proprietary twist, don't give service providers and end users the advantages they're seeking, according to Verizon's Vice President of Product and New Business Innovation Shawn Hakl.
CenturyLink Runner Automates Hybrid IT
News Analysis  | 
5/2/2016  |  Post a comment
Cloud-based orchestration service lets IT managers automate infrastructure operation in public clouds, private clouds and data centers.
Hulu Eyes Cable-Like Bundle – Report
News Analysis  | 
5/2/2016  |  1 comment
Hulu is reportedly planning to compete with cable TV.
Nokia's Motley: Confidence Paves Career Paths
Mentor Monday  | 
5/2/2016  |  5 comments
Have the confidence to take the next step whether you're fully prepared for it or not, advises Nokia's Sandy Motley, whose long and varied career path proves it works.
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