Vodafone says decided against spinning off emerging markets unit

Operator says it meanwhile has started preparations to separately list its Vodafone India subsidiary


BARCELONA (Reuters) - Mobile networks operator Vodafone has looked at spinning off its entire emerging markets unit, which includes its interests in India, Africa, New Zealand, Qatar and Turkey, but decided the synergies it gives justified keeping the group together, Chief Executive Vittorio Colao said on Wednesday.

The size and scope of Vodafone's worldwide operations were in the spotlight this summer when it was in talks with European cable operator Liberty Global about an unspecified exchange of assets.

PCCW Global Selects CENX to Orchestrate Self-Serve On-Demand VPN and Cloud Services

Service Orchestrator accelerates end-to-end operations of advanced data services by automating workflow orchestration and service assurance

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18 November 2015— Dallas, USA —CENX, the global leader of orchestrated service management and assurance solutions for physical and virtualized networks, today announced that PCCW Global has selected CENX’s Cortx Service Orchestrator to enhance elements in its VPN and cloud offerings that will facilitate self-serve, on-demand connectivity. Using an on-line portal, integrated to PCCW Global’s OSS and BSS environments, customers can dynamically scale their bandwidth connectivity and cloud data center resources.

Looking ahead Towards the Anticipated Benefits of 5G

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Ten Times The Speed: MEF Unveils First Six 100G CE 2.0 Certified Vendors In The World

100G CE 2.0 Certified Solutions Enable Service Providers To Address Performance & Scalability Requirements Of Demanding Applications

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Dallas, 18 November 2015: Standards-based Carrier Ethernet 2.0-based networks are getting faster by an order of magnitude as the MEF today announced the first 6 vendors to offer 100G CE 2.0 certified products – supporting the future of high-speed interconnects in the Internet and in the Cloud. The vendors are Alcatel-Lucent, Ciena, Cisco, Coriant, Huawei, and Infinera.

AT&T Completes MEF CE 2.0 E-Access Certification and Sets Service Innovation Tone

AT&T's network now supports the industry standard Ethernet interconnection with other Ethernet operators

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DALLAS, Nov. 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The MEF is pleased to recognize AT&T as the Host Operator Sponsor for the GEN15 global networking event taking place this 17 – 19 November at the Omni Hotel in Dallas, Texas. Communications service, technology, and other industry professionals from nearly 300 organizations around the world have lined up to attend the conference, which is focused on the future of advanced networking solutions that underpin and power the global digital economy. <?xml:namespace prefix = o />

Verizon Plays Key Role In Supporting Expansion Of Wholesale Ethernet Services Market

Hosting Verizon Partner Conference, Keynoting At GEN15, Advancing Ethernet Interconnect Following Recent MEF CE 2.0 E-Access Certification

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DALLAS, Nov. 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The MEF launched this week's GEN15 global networking event at the Omni Hotel in Dallas, Texas, with the popular Verizon Partner Conference, the MEF Certified Professionals Convention, and other pre-conference activities.

Accedian Networks to support Cox Communications' small cells as a service roll out

'Plug & Go' technology ensures small cell backhaul can be installed within hours, without special training

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London, England - Accedian Networks, the end-to-end network performance experts, today announced that it has been selected by Cox Communications to support the installation of small cells. Cox Communications is the first operator in the US to provide small cells as a service (SCaaS) to major multi-system operators (MSO). This latest deal is an extension to Accedian's existing commercial relationship with Cox as it has been supplying carrier ethernet and performance management services to the operator for several years.

Wedge Networks Introduces Advanced Threat Intelligence for Assured Security LSO

WedgeIQ combines big data analytics, intuitive threat visualization, automated learning, and real-time threat intelligence distribution

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CALGARY, Alberta, Nov. 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Wedge Networks, the leading orchestrated threat management solutions company for cloud-connectivity, today announced the addition of WedgeIQ(TM), an integrated multi-technology threat intelligence engine, to its revolutionary Cloud Network Defense™ (CND) security platform.

RAD, Sandvine, and CenturyLink Conducting Application-Aware Networking with SLA Assurance Joint Proof of Concept

Form factor ideal for introducing innovative service offerings into existing networks without the need for forklift upgrades

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DALLAS, November 16, 2015 – RAD, the industry leader of Service Assured Access solutions and virtualization at the customer edge, in collaboration with Sandvine, (TSX: SVC) a leading provider of intelligent broadband network solutions for fixed and mobile operators and CenturyLink, a global communications, hosting, cloud and IT services company, announced that they are conducting a joint Proof of Concept (PoC) demonstration at the 2015 MEF Global Ethernet Networking (GEN15) conference and exposition here this week.

IntelePeer Partners with Global Capacity to Deliver CoreCloud(TM) SIP Trunking Service

Interconnection to One Marketplace(TM) Provides Reliability, Speed to Market and Extended Reach for SIP Trunking

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Chicago, IL, USA, November 16, 2015 - Global Capacity, the leading connectivity as a service company, today announces that it has been selected by IntelePeer, a leading provider of on-demand, cloud-based communications, to help extend the capacity and reach of its network and enable the efficient delivery of its CoreCloud(TM) SIP trunking service to end-user locations.

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