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Athena Wireless sees role for its small cells in FirstNet blueprint

WESTMINSTER, Colo.--Small cells failed to take off in the commercial cellular arena as quickly or on as grand a scale as expected, but other sectors are starting to consider how they might employ the diminutive base stations. Athena Wireless Communications, for example, is targeting public safety and the military for its small cell products.

NFV will soon be pervasive, though standards issues loom

Network functions virtualization (NFV) is surrounded by hype, but the reality is that the move to virtualize certain elements of operator networks will be well underway in the 2016/2017 timeframe, according to speakers at this week's TM Forum Live conference in Nice, France.

Amazon, Netflix spend billions in content race, but competitors like YouTube are sneaking up

Today, I'm taking a stab at how much three major online video providers--Amazon, Netflix and Hulu--are spending to acquire existing content and produce original content. It's not as easy a task as some imagine, because only Netflix, to keep its investors happy, is really open about its specific content spending habits.

tw telecom tapped by Stein Mart to build 270-site IP VPN

tw telecom has been enlisted by national retailer Stein Mart to provide an IP VPN service connecting more than 270 stores and data centers.

NFV to be pervasive by 2016/2017, says panel

NICE, France--There may be plenty of hype around Network Functions Virtualisation (NFV), but in the view of an expert panel of operators and analysts the process to virtualise certain elements of operator networks will be well underway in the 2016/2017 timeframe.

Let's make the most of 4G before rushing to 5G, says GSMA's Bouverot

NICE, France--The dilemmas faced by mobile operators got a good airing during Wednesday's keynote sessions at the TM Forum Live conference here, with the GSMA's director general giving what could be interpreted as a gentle rebuke to vendors and "politicians" who are trying to rush ahead to 5G.

CenturyLink equips Marine Corps with managed VPN, point-to-point circuits

CenturyLink has strengthened its bond with the Marine Corps by winning a new contract with the military branch's Community Services (MCCS), where it will build a virtual private network (VPN).

Dutch service providers pass nearly 2M homes with FTTH

Dutch service providers continue to advance the fiber to the home (FTTH) market, passing nearly 2 million homes at the end of 2013.

MYCOM buys OSI to create OSS powerhouse

NICE, France--MYCOM Software Business revealed at TM Forum Live here on Tuesday that it has acquired OSI to create a new powerhouse in the OSS service assurance market, combining performance and fault management services targeted at communications services providers.

Ericsson predicts Europe will lag behind North American LTE penetration

Ericsson predicted there will be a huge divide in LTE penetration levels in North America and Europe by 2019, and that WDMA/HSPA will continue to dominate the global market during the period.