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CEO Chat With Axel Clauberg, Deutsche Telekom
Between the CEOs | 3/4/2015

Light Reading CEO Steve Saunders talks virtualization, cloudification and standards with Deutsche Telekom's Axel Clauberg at Mobile World Congress.

Mavenir, T-Mobile Confirm US RCS Launches
News Analysis | 3/4/2015

2015 will be a big year as Mavenir says all four US operators will launch RCS, backing up statements a T-Mobile VP made about its plans.

Eurobites: Italy to Invest €6B in Better Broadband
News Analysis | 3/4/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson and Telefonica's NFV coziness to continue; MTN profits rise on data growth; Deutsche Telekom to push Microsoft's Lumia.

Ericsson CEO Talks Telco Data Center Tech
LRTV Interviews | 3/4/2015

At Mobile World Congress, Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg discusses telco data center technology, business models, small cells and more.

Brocade Aims for Global Mobile Domination
News Analysis | 3/3/2015

Brocade got into the mobile business six months ago. With the acquisition of Connectem, announced this week, Brocade aims to dominate.

NTT Making Aggressive Data Center Push
News Analysis | 3/3/2015

Latest deal makes Japanese telecom giant third largest data center operator in Europe and extends reach of its one-stop global ICT strategy.

Orange Weighs Outsourcing of Africa Ops
News Analysis | 3/3/2015

After signing a major European outsourcing deal with Ericsson, Orange is now considering its options in Africa.

Wheeler: We'll Enforce Title II 'Case-By-Case'
News Analysis | 3/3/2015

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler didn't add too much clarity to how Title II would be enforced during his MWC keynote, noting only that it'd be on a case-by-case basis.

Report Sees Cable Capex Heading South
News Analysis | 3/3/2015

In its latest report, Infonetics Research predicts that DOCSIS channel shipments will slip 7% in the first quarter, largely because of Comcast's pending takeover of Time Warner Cable, after a stellar 2014.

5G Use Cases, Pre-Standards Groups Proliferate
News Analysis | 3/3/2015

Everyone wants to have a say in how 5G will develop, with many different groups outlining their visions of 5G and vowing to play nice with the other groups.

5G Visions Dazzle at MWC
News Analysis | 3/3/2015

5G promises to improve your life, not just speed your mobile Internet connection.

Pace Picks Up New Comcast Set-Top
News Analysis | 3/3/2015

Pace has filed documents with the FCC showing a new gateway device designed for Comcast's next-generation X1 IP video platform.

CL Cloud: Empowering Channel a Priority
News Analysis | 3/3/2015

CenturyLink Cloud is bringing a new open source estimator and other functionalities to its channel partners, which account for "a big chunk" of cloud sales.

CEO Chat With John Chambers, Cisco
Between the CEOs | 3/3/2015

Light Reading CEO Steve Saunders talks transformation and virtualization -- including Light Reading's independent testing of the vendor's virtualization solutions -- with Cisco CEO John Chambers at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

DT's Höttges Says Hybrid Is 'Not Answer to Cable'
News Analysis | 3/3/2015

Hybrid to address digital divide while German incumbent looks to 'super-vectoring' and G.fast for big bandwidth boost.

Ericsson: Monetizing the New IP
From the Founder | 3/3/2015

Siva Ananmalay, Ericsson, and Steve Saunders, Light Reading, discuss the importance of monetization, personalization and customer loyalty at The New IP event in San Jose, Calif.

Cisco CEO: Get Ready for New Digital World
Jonestown | 3/3/2015

Cisco CEO predicts the digitization of everything will change, like, everything!

Rural Rounds Out Small Cell Forum's Releases
News Analysis | 3/3/2015

With its use cases wrapped up, the Forum is tackling LTE-U, virtualization, 5G and other technology trends affecting the mini-RANs.

Eurobites: Ericsson Lands 5-Country Orange Services Deal
News Analysis | 3/3/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom begins move to New IP; CityFibre plans Edinburgh network; deadline set for Danish merger decision.

Cisco Lab Test Validates New IP World
Shades of Ray | 3/3/2015

The results from tests undertaken by EANTC of Cisco service provider virtualization software show that the New IP world is very much here.

Alcatel-Lucent, Huawei Pitch 5G Radio Technologies
News Analysis | 3/3/2015

Alcatel-Lucent and Huawei are squaring up to each other - in a polite way - with rival 5G radio access technologies.

MWC 2015: Virtual Reality Bites!
Slide Shows | 3/3/2015

The GSMA estimates 90,000 attendees for this year's packed show, and that makes for one big cab line!

Cisco Lands NFV Deals With DT, Telstra, Telecom Italia
News Analysis | 3/3/2015

All three service providers are looking to NFV to increase agility and penetrate the SMB market, Cisco says.

Telefónica Taps HP for Unica NFV
News Analysis | 3/3/2015

The service provider is looking to HP to provide hardware, software and services, combining the vendor's strengths in carrier and IT networks. Or at least that's what HP says.

Internet Pioneers Decry Title II Rules
News Analysis | 3/2/2015

VoIP pioneers Jeff Pulver, Bryan Martin and Daniel Berninger, and Telecosm author George Gilder say the FCC's move is bad for Internet innovation.

Facebook Faces Operator Doubts on Tie-Ups
News Analysis | 3/2/2015

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg plays down concern that Internet.org is benefiting consumers but not operators.

Brocade to Acquire Connectem for Virtual Mobile Networking
News Analysis | 3/2/2015

Brocade plans to broaden its software-based mobile networking portfolio with the acquisition of the privately held provider of virtual EPC technology.

More Chips Fall: NXP Buys Freescale
News Analysis | 3/2/2015

NXP's $11.8 billion acquisition of Freescale is the latest of many moves taming the wild semiconductor sector.

Google Confirms Scaled-Down MVNO Plans
News Analysis | 3/2/2015

Google SVP Sundar Pichai said at MWC that the software giant won't be a carrier at scale, but will work with its wireless partners to offer its service to innovate on communications.

Donovan Touts AT&T's Software Push
Rewired | 3/2/2015

Even the best specialized routers can't keep pace with the 100,000-plus % increase in mobile data traffic, Donovan tells MWC.

HP Sets Sail for Aruba
News Analysis | 3/2/2015

As predicted in news reports last week, HP will shell out up to $3 billion for WiFi networking specialist Aruba Networks to advance its enterprise networking ambitions.

FCC Demands Details on Cable Licensing Deals
News Analysis | 3/2/2015

The FCC wants to know from programmers if Comcast and Time Warner Cable have used cash incentives in negotiations to lock online video rivals out of content licensing deals.

Deutsche Telekom Turns On Pan-European IP
News Analysis | 3/2/2015

Germany's incumbent carrier has burnished its reputation as an IP leader with the simultaneous launch of cloud-based services in three European countries.

Carriers Debate Security, Privacy, Digital ID
News Analysis | 3/2/2015

GSMA's Mobile Connect digital identity service gets some love as operators call for better privacy and security rules.

AT&T Connects Cars & Trash Cans
News Analysis | 3/2/2015

AT&T isn't afraid of getting its hands dirty when it comes to the Internet of Things.

T-Mobile Plans Small Cells as Niche Play
News Analysis | 3/2/2015

VP says the carrier wants to take advantage of its spectrum with LTE-U, but doesn't have a real need for small cells outside of niche, congested urban areas.

Eurobites: Orange Hints at Italian Tie-Up
News Analysis | 3/2/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: VimpelCom sells controlling stake in towers firm; Ericsson directs the traffic; Bouygues CEO not dead.

Few in Number, Big in Data
Que Sera Sarah | 3/2/2015

JDSU's latest location report shows that 1% of LTE users are consuming 56% of mobile data, and it's happening in less than 1% of the area a mobile network covers.

Nokia Sees Off Non-Chinese Rivals for China Telecom 4G Work
News Analysis | 3/2/2015

The Finnish vendor claims to have secured a bigger LTE FDD contract with China Telecom than any other non-Chinese player.

The Three Cs of MWC15
LRTV Documentaries | 3/2/2015

My visit to this year's Mobile World Congress is going to dominated by three Cs – cloud, cells and coffee.

MWC15: Welcome to Barcelona!
Slide Shows | 3/2/2015

Light Reading has arrived in Barcelona in time for some sightseeing and cocktails with 100 of our closest friends ahead of the big show.

VMware Bows OpenStack/vCloud NFV
News Analysis | 3/2/2015

VMware vCloud for NFV lets carriers run clouds on OpenStack side-by-side with VMware's own vCloud.

Mitel to Acquire Mavenir for $560M
News Analysis | 3/2/2015

UC company will use the VoLTE and RCS enabler to expand its business with mobile operators, plus more M&A at MWC.

Cisco to Resell SpiderCloud's Small Cells
News Analysis | 3/2/2015

In a significant coup for the specialist startup, SpiderCloud's entire small cell portfolio will be rebadged and resold by Cisco.

Telefónica Plots 5G Route Via 375Mbit/s 4G
News Analysis | 3/2/2015

Spanish incumbent looks to carrier aggregation for performance improvements ahead of 5G deployment.

Equinix Unveils SDN Engine for Cloud
News Analysis | 3/2/2015

Outlines how its programmable network allows enterprises, network, and cloud providers to connect to each other rapidly.

Poll: NFV/SDN, 5G & IoT to Dominate MWC
Que Sera Sarah | 3/1/2015

According to Light Reading's poll of 900 readers, NFV and SDN, followed by 5G and the IoT, will dominate headlines at this year's mobile extravaganza in Barcelona.

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