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Leading Lights 2019 Finalists: Outstanding Test & Measurement Vendor
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5/5/2019  |  Post a comment
Six companies – Anritsu, Infovista, Kentik, Netrounds, Spirent and Viavi Solutions – made the cut in the Outstanding Test & Measurement Vendor category.
Leading Lights 2019: The Finalists
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4/10/2019  |  4 comments
Light Reading is delighted – nay, pumped – to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights Awards program, which is now in its 15th year.
Had a Great Year? Then Enter the Leading Lights Awards
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3/15/2019  |  1 comment
Not entered yet? Then get a move on… there are only days left to submit your entries.
Com Hem Mines & Analyzes Data to Boost Business Metrics
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3/14/2019  |  Post a comment
Combining and analyzing key network data with machine learning techniques has helped the Swedish operator improve churn and lift ARPU, exec says.
Powder Offering Powerful Wireless Testbed
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12/12/2018  |  Post a comment
New project jointly funded by NSF and industry consortium brings the power of profiles and fast instantiation to testing of massive software projects.
Comcast-Made Signal Meter Detects Signal Leak on Expo Floor
The Bauminator  | 
10/26/2018  |  Post a comment
Oh, and did you know that Comcast makes its own portable signal level meters, equipped with RDK-B, for its field techs?
Spirent CEO: Engineers Are Human, Too
CxO Spotlight  | 
10/4/2018  |  1 comment
In the second part of his CXO interview, Eric Hutchinson talks about AI, cybersecurity and the humanizing factor of the test company's strategic shift.
Spirent CEO Eric Hutchinson: Out of the Labs, Into the Boardroom
CxO Spotlight  | 
9/14/2018  |  Post a comment
New initiative at test system specialist aims at making company more of strategic partner, while promising to make 5G rollouts more cost-effective and faster.
Pedal to the Mobile: Verizon Completes 5G Drive Test With Nokia
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8/21/2018  |  Post a comment
But, beyond tests, will Nokia announce 5G deployment deals with Verizon, like Ericsson and Samsung have done?
The US May Yet Catch Its Global Peers in 4G Speeds
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8/17/2018  |  2 comments
The US could start a steady climb back up the global rankings if more cities practice intensive spectrum management and make new LTE-Advanced upgrades.
AT&T to Show Off Standards-Based 5G in Austin
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7/6/2018  |  Post a comment
More tests, using standards-based 5G this time, as commercial launches draw ever closer.
Leading Lights 2018 Finalists: Outstanding Test & Measurement Vendor
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5/9/2018  |  Post a comment
The shortlist for the Outstanding Test & Measurement Vendor category features nine outstanding contenders.
Verizon Preps Fixed 5G but Mobile Gigabit-Speed Downloads May Not Arrive Until 2019
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4/24/2018  |  5 comments
The Verizon CFO isn't sure a standards-based fixed 5G CPE will be ready until 2019.
2 Cities Put Future of Wireless to the Test
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4/12/2018  |  1 comment
'Most of all, it took a lot of crazy.' Major telecom players are lining up to build city-scale testbeds for next-generation wireless technologies.
Telefónica Tests Ambitious New Wireless Tech
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3/26/2018  |  Post a comment
Successful trial with Cohere Technologies could have an impact on 5G development.
Leading Lights: Only Days Left to Enter!
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3/19/2018  |  Post a comment
Never mind the days, there are only HOURS remaining before the door closes on this year's Leading Lights awards deadline...
Eurobites: Telenor Targets Smart Cities With Cisco
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2/28/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom introduces ten-year flat data rate for IoT; Ericsson and MTS open 5G test center in Russia; TIM cozies up to Qualcomm.
Facebook Expands Rural Efforts With TIP Team
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2/27/2018  |  1 comment
At the MWC Facebook press conference, Jay Parikh highlighted the Telecom Infra Project (TIP) initiatives to connect rural regions.
Verizon: We'll Be First With Fixed & Mobile 5G
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2/26/2018  |  Post a comment
Verizon takes 5G marketing fight to chilly Spain!
Nokia Makes 5G Waves With Its ReefShark Chip
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2/25/2018  |  Post a comment
An optimized in-house chip has resulted in strong 5G traction with major operators, boasts Nokia's CEO.
Viavi Splashes $455M on Cobham's T&M Unit
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2/6/2018  |  Post a comment
With the 5G test market in mind, Viavi has coughed up $455 million to acquire the test and measurement division of Cobham, a move that takes it into other verticals as well.
WOW: Full Steam Ahead on Virtualization
LRTV Interviews  | 
12/19/2017  |  Post a comment
In this interview, WOW Technology Integration VP Torryon Coleman explains the company's network virtualization and DAA strategy and goals.
Viavi Takes Big Step on Automation Path
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12/6/2017  |  1 comment
Real-time analytics across legacy and virtualized networks? Yes, please.
BT Heads to Bristol As It Weighs 5G Plans, Costs
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11/29/2017  |  Post a comment
UK's first 'live' 5G trial in March 2018 in the progressive and tech-savvy UK city of Bristol will provide the UK operator with key insights into how to plan, run and cost a 5G network, says chief architect Neil McRae.
Charter Plans In-Home Small Cell Gateway
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11/21/2017  |  2 comments
Where there's a gateway, Charter wants to put a small cell too.
Verizon Asks for Additional 6 Months for Fixed 5G Tests
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11/7/2017  |  1 comment
Request is in with the FCC now. Verizon recently said that it will launch fixed 5G in 2018.
Verizon Migrating From Homebrew 5G, Enlists Qualcomm for Trials
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10/17/2017  |  Post a comment
After issuing a homegrown 5G spec, Verizon is migrating to 3GPP-based 5G tests starting in 2018.
5G Volume Knob Cranked to 11
News Analysis  | 
9/13/2017  |  5 comments
That's one louder than ten, folks, as the likes of Telefónica, Nokia, Qualcomm, KDDI, Ericsson, LG U+, Huawei, Mavenir, Intel, Keysight, Cavium and more serve up a slew of 5G announcements.
Automating Field Tests to Boost Operational Efficiency
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
8/18/2017  |  Post a comment
Telecom operators need to move from complex, error-prone manual test processes to more automated, consistent and streamlined test procedures where admin is minimized.
India's Telcos Outraged by Plans for Local Gear Tests
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7/25/2017  |  Post a comment
Indian service providers say government plans for local equipment testing would drive up costs and disrupt business.
Leading Lights 2017 Finalists: Outstanding Test & Measurement Vendor
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5/13/2017  |  2 comments
Check out which companies made this year's Outstanding Test & Measurement Vendor shortlist and why.
Leading Lights 2017 Finalists: Most Innovative New Cable Product or Service
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5/12/2017  |  Post a comment
Benu Networks, Calix, Casa Systems, Exfo, Nokia and Verimatrix make this year's shortlist with standout cable products or services.
AT&T White Box a Disruptive Force
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4/4/2017  |  Post a comment
AT&T's new white box switches bring a new range of exciting services while also posing a threat to traditional OEMs. 
EXFO's Mixed Bag: Sales Up, a New CEO, Stock Slumps
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3/30/2017  |  Post a comment
Test vendor has plenty of positives to talk about but investors were expecting better, it seems.
FTTH No Slam Dunk for Cable
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3/23/2017  |  8 comments
Skills shortage just one of the gating factors making it likely cable selectively uses home-run fiber to combat competitive challenges.
Leading Lights Awards Deadline Looms
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3/16/2017  |  Post a comment
Time is running out to get your entries in for the industry's most prestigious awards.
$100M at Stake in US Wireless RFP
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3/13/2017  |  1 comment
The National Science Foundation has tasked US Ignite and Northeastern University with managing an estimated $100 million in funding set aside for advanced wireless networking research.
Verizon Fixed 5G Tests to Top 3Gbit/s?
News Analysis  | 
2/23/2017  |  10 comments
Verizon appears to be edging closer to its dream of delivering a wireless alternative to fiber.
Ericsson Plots Customer Tests of Verizon's 5G
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2/22/2017  |  1 comment
Trials set for multiple cities in the US in first half of 2017.
Intel Gets Serious About 5G Testing
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2/21/2017  |  Post a comment
Its 5G modem will arrive in the second half of 2017.
Data Boom Brings Fiber Monitoring Into Focus
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
2/9/2017  |  Post a comment
As the fiber network landscape grows increasingly complex, effective network monitoring is becoming more important than ever, and key to carrier competitiveness.
Fluke Debuts Cat 8 Tester
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1/31/2017  |  Post a comment
Having a tester available is a prerequisite for the use of the new cabling type, likely to be first used to support new 25G and 40G connectivity in data centers.
Keysight Unlocks Ixia Takeover Deal With $1.6B in Cash
News Analysis  | 
1/30/2017  |  2 comments
Keysight says the deal will enhance its test and measurement opportunities in 5G, IoT, security, application performance monitoring and network visibility.
Eurobites: DT Seeks Data Privacy's Little Helper
News Analysis  | 
1/27/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telia's Q4 benefits from Yoigo sale; Nokia offers a 'Siri' for telco engineers; Ericsson/ECI combo does for the Danes.
Keysight Brokers Takeover Talks With Ixia: Reuters
News Analysis  | 
1/26/2017  |  1 comment
The race to acquire test vendor Ixia is intensifying, with Keysight now engaged in M&A talks, according to Reuters.
Next Plugfest Gets G.fast Closer to Market
Brianiac  | 
1/13/2017  |  10 comments
The next G.fast plugfest will lead into the certification process for commercial products, which some service providers will start deploying shortly thereafter -- in just a few months' time.
M&A Prospects in T&M 2017
Brianiac  | 
1/5/2017  |  4 comments
Will test and measurement companies get infected with the M&A frenzy we've seen in other sectors?
AT&T Gets in the Gigabit LTE Race
News Analysis  | 
1/5/2017  |  1 comment
AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile are all promising some Gigabit LTE action in 2017, but how much will the upgrade really deliver?
Test & Measurement – A Niche No More
Shades of Ray  | 
12/15/2016  |  Post a comment
With more than 650 companies and industry organizations signed up to the Testapedia database, the test and measurement sector is clearly thriving.
Orange to Focus Polish ECOMP Trials on Residential vCPE
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12/2/2016  |  Post a comment
French service provider sheds light on ECOMP trials while AT&T cites evidence of growing service provider interest in the platform.
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