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OpenDaylight's Jacques sounds off on the future of SDN, NFV

I talked to Neela Jacques, executive director of OpenDaylight, in FierceTelecom 's first Twitter chat on Friday, July 24, at 3:00 p.m. EDT. OpenDaylight is a group dedicated to developing open processes for business and technical issues related to the implementation of SDN and NFV, which are being embraced by a growing number of service providers in both the telco and cable community such as AT&T and Comcast. Check out the transcript of our chat.

Analysts: Sprint's network densification project will likely include 70K small cells

Sprint has not yet announced its final plans for its "Next Generation Network" (NGN) network densification, but elements of it are starting to take shape. According to financial analysts who follow the carrier, the NGN program will include around 70,000 small cells, some unknown number of additional macro cell sites and will likely involve wireless backhaul technology using the 2.5 GHz band.

TDS expands 1 Gbps network to southwestern Wisconsin

TDS continues to make progress with its 1 Gbps FTTH rollout, adding Bagley, Wis., and surrounding areas to its growing rural service footprint.

FirstNet developing base stations for police cars, but deployment still several years away

FirstNet, which has been tasked with building a nationwide LTE network for emergency workers, is working to create portable cellular base stations that can ride inside police cars and other vehicles, thereby allowing emergency workers to quickly and easily deploy wireless networks in remote areas. However, FirstNet said the technology likely won't be deployed for several more years.

Analysts: Verizon could run out of network capacity in 2-3 years

While Verizon's CFO touted the company's network densification plans during the company's second-quarter conference call, analysts are speculating the operator will face LTE network congestion issues over the next couple of years.

Cloud services to drive 50 percent of server shipments by 2017, says research firm

Cloud service adoption will provide benefits to server vendors. Beginning in 2015, a Dell'Oro Group report says, cloud data centers will become the key growth driver for server shipments while shipments into enterprise data centers will drop.

Global Capacity lights D.C. area metro fiber ring, expands One Marketplace network

Global Capacity has lit a new metro fiber ring in the Washington, D.C., area, a build that will expand the availability of its One Marketplace network over more of its own network facilities in key U.S. Internet markets.

Report: Western markets will focus on 5G as 'the brain' for autonomous driving

5G will be the driving force behind vehicle applications and will also facilitate wearable devices like smart glasses and smart watches and help make augmented reality and virtual reality mainstream features in cars.

Nokia, KT hook up for Internet of Things lab in Korea

South Korean operator KT is joining forces with Nokia Networks to set up the country's first Internet of Things (IoT) lab, an initiative that underscores the companies' commitment to foster a "programmable world" through the convergence of IT and telecom.

Mallinson: Why are there a lot of 'not-spots' in the UK despite mobile coverage obligations?

It seems regulators and governments prefer impressive-looking obligation targets that are actually rather easy to achieve, while taking as much money as they possibly can out of the mobile sector in spectrum fees. Instead, it would be better to find ways of keeping more money in the sector by reducing auction transfers so that investments in infrastructure and service quality on a more widespread basis can be increased.