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Ciena Amps Up Software Play, Attacks VNF 'Agility Gap'
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12/3/2014  |  Post a comment
Ciena deepens its software strategy with offerings to help service providers sell VNFs on demand to enterprises.
Vendors Split Over New Ethernet Specs
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12/3/2014  |  7 comments
Industry attention on 2.5GBit/s and 5Gbit/s Ethernet is heating up, but the emergence of two vendor groups, one boasting Brocade and the other Cisco, threatens to slow down interoperability.
Eurobites: TeliaSonera, Telenor to Merge Danish Units
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12/3/2014  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Skype co-founder launches new multimedia-messaging app; Swisscom's network wins praise, and prize; Gulf contracts row.
China Approves Competitive Broadband Networks
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12/3/2014  |  2 comments
China commits to private broadband networks – but with limits.
CSPs Seek New World Order
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12/3/2014  |  1 comment
New Heavy Reading research shows that service providers still have work to do in improving order management for business services customers.
CenturyLink Aims Gigabit at Businesses
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12/3/2014  |  1 comment
When it comes to Gigabit broadband, CenturyLink means business.
Sprint Halves Rivals' Pricing Plans... Sorta
Que Sera Sarah  | 
12/3/2014  |  2 comments
Sprint's promotion to halve the service pricing plans of those switching from AT&T or Verizon isn't as good as it seems when you factor in the new device requirements.
TWC Rakes In $3B for Business Services
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12/2/2014  |  3 comments
Time Warner Cable has passed the $3 billion mark for business services revenue in 2014.
Cable Still Working on Biz Credibility
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12/2/2014  |  Post a comment
Commercial services revenues are flowing for cable operators, but VIP customers in segments such as healthcare still need convincing that MSOs can deliver the business services they need.
Has EE Solved the Rural Connectivity Challenge?
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12/2/2014  |  3 comments
UK mobile operator plans to reach connectivity-starved remote villages with wireless links that make use of its existing licensed spectrum assets.
Verizon Taps SpiderCloud for Dual-Band 4G Small Cells
News Analysis  | 
12/2/2014  |  2 comments
Vendor will provide its dual-mode LTE small cell system for Verizon's enterprise customers and public venue deployments.
NTT's 4G: Faster Than a Speeding Shrimp?
News Analysis  | 
12/2/2014  |  11 comments
NTT DoCoMo loads up the crustacean cannon for a really blazing 4G ad.
Interview: Alcatel-Lucent CEO Michel Combes
LRTV Interviews  | 
12/2/2014  |  Post a comment
'Networks are back!' is one of the key messages from Alcatel-Lucent CEO Michel Combes, who also talks about the vendor's financial rehabilitation.
Eurobites: Fitch Signals End of Euro Telecom Slump
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12/2/2014  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Finland gets LTE in the 450MHz band; Sky prepares for possible M&A action; Millicom seeks new CEO.
US Cable Nears $10B in Business Service Revenues
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12/2/2014  |  1 comment
Heavy Reading prediction kicks off annual New York event for cable business services sector that highlights continued market growth and success.
Layer3 TV Signs SeaChange, Signals RDK Plans
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Video startup Layer3 TV has signed a deal to implement SeaChange's Nucleus video gateway software, which is built on top of RDK.
AlcaLu Virtualizes Mobile Malware Security
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12/1/2014  |  Post a comment
Vendor's rebranded mobile malware software, Motive Security Guardian, is now being offered in the cloud.
The Big Spend on AWS Has Consequences
Jonestown  | 
12/1/2014  |  15 comments
The soaring bids for the FCC's AWS-3 auction will likely impact its planned Incentive auction and carrier capex plans, among other things.
Bell Labs Gains 2020 Vision
LRTV Interviews  | 
12/1/2014  |  1 comment
Bell Labs President Marcus Weldon, who is also Alcatel-Lucent CTO, talks about the network of 2020, the role of R&D and his recent brush with U2's Bono.
Alticast Software Powers New Videotron DVR
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12/1/2014  |  1 comment
Alticast provided much of the software and systems integration work behind Videotron's new X8 multi-room DVR.
Eurobites: Vodafone Chews Over Liberty Merger
News Analysis  | 
12/1/2014  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Altice confirms offer for Portugal Telecom; Orange tests three-carrier aggregation in Poland; AlcaLu's 400G job in Algeria.
Telcos Tap Into Cloud Platforms
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12/1/2014  |  2 comments
Fast-growing cloud service platform providers such as AppDirect bring telcos closer to their business customers.
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