SKT and Kumu show off Full Duplex 5G tech

South Korean operator SK Telecom is demonstrating In Band Full Duplex (IBFD), which is being positioned as a potentially key 5G technology, at a tech show in Korea.

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Alcatel-Lucent launches major new SDN platform

French networking company Alcatel-Lucent has unveiled its Network Services Platform (NSP), a unified, SDN-based carrier solution designed to unify service automation and network optimization.

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China set to spend billions on national communications network

China’s central planning authority – the State Council – has unveiled a major new drive to strengthen the country’s position in manufacturing entitled ‘Made in China 2025′, which will include major state investment in communications infrastructure.

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Colt launches mega-fast European Supercore network

Wholesale and enterprise-services telco Colt has launched a new mega-fast, high capacity, pan-European network to satiate the bandwidth-intensive nature of tech and media industries across the continent.

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Huawei and Qualcomm test 600 Mbit/s LTE CAT11

Network company Huawei has joined forces with mobile chip player Qualcomm to complete tests using LTE CAT11, which achieves a peak data rate of 600 Mbit/s by aggregating three carriers, each using 256QAM (Quadrature Amplitude Modulation).

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OpenDaylight open source NFV/SDN project joined by Comcast and Lenovo

Comcast and Lenovo have thrown their hats into the OpenDaylight Project, an open source collaboration between many of the industry’s major networking incumbents on the core architectures enabling software defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualisation (NFV), writes Business Cloud News.

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Internet usage doubled since 2005, Ofcom says

Ofcom has released its annual summary of online activity, and revealed the average internet user now spends more than twice as much time online every week than those in 2005 did. Nearly 90% of all adults in the UK are now using the internet, the regulator said.

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Ciena in $400m Cyan acquisition to grow virtualization portfolio

Optical network infrastructure specialist Ciena has announced it has entered a definitive agreement to acquire Cyan Inc, a rival optical provider and software platform specialist. The terms of the agreement see an approximate $400 million value slapped on Cyan.

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Profits plummet at Nokia Networks

Finnish telco Nokia’s Q1 2015 earnings report revealed a dramatic decline in profits from its core networking operations. While Nokia Networks revenues were up 15% year-on-year, operating profit was down a massive 61%, with the Mobile Broadband division registering a loss of €3 million.

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Verizon announces SDN overhaul plans

Verizon has confirmed publicly its plans to develop and implement a software defined networking infrastructure, working alongside Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco, Ericsson and Nokia Networks, among others.

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TalkTalk joins BT in MVNO race to the bottom

UK telco TalkTalk has jumped on the low-cost bandwagon in the wake of BT’s move into the mobile market, offering aggressively low-priced 4G services to go along with its domestic broadband package.

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Huawei and HKT claim 440Mbps LTE-A live test

HKT, the mobile subsidiary of telco PCCW, has announced the successful live testing of LTE-A carrier aggregation (CA) alongside Huawei. The telco claims to have achieved peak download rate speeds of 440Mbps.

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Carphone Warehouse launches MVNO on Three network

Carphone Warehouse has formally unveiled its MVNO, which will use the Three mobile network. Named iD, the MVNO is positioning itself as addressing customer frustrations, which CPW considers itself in a strong position to understand.

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