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EU Rules Will Trigger Worrying Data Tsunami, Says BICS
News Analysis  | 
2/26/2017  |  Post a comment
The EU's summer regulations on roaming have some nasty cost implications for telcos on the network side.
5G-Focused Telstra Hands Juicy Optical Deal to Ericsson, Ciena
News Analysis  | 
2/26/2017  |  Post a comment
Australian incumbent begins laying the foundations for a 5G network future.
Is Ruckus Right for Arris?
News Analysis  | 
2/24/2017  |  1 comment
The Ruckus acquisition is a big bet for Arris. Here's a look at some of the challenges ahead and what CEO Bruce McClelland thinks are the strategic opportunities.
Don't Count on 5G for a Capex Boost
Morris Lore  | 
2/24/2017  |  Post a comment
The much-hyped 5G standard seems unlikely to fuel a spending boom by telcos when it first appears.
Evolving the Mobile Security Architecture Toward 5G
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
2/24/2017  |  Post a comment
5G will be the first cellular technology to launch in an era when the Internet is routinely weaponized, which will require CSPs to radically rethink their security strategies.
Eurobites: DT Makes Big NB-IoT Push
News Analysis  | 
2/24/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Arqiva eyes 5G role in UK; more 5G partnerships; Cell C spurns Telkom's advances; Proximus gets earnings boost from cuts.
WiCipedia: The Case for Grit, Don't Call It Quits & Lawless Politics
WiCipedia  | 
2/24/2017  |  5 comments
This week in our WiC roundup: What does it take to be a woman in tech?; How much do you need to make in a top tech city?; Why should young women enter politics? We've got answers.
Cloud Rains on HPE Earnings
News Analysis  | 
2/24/2017  |  4 comments
Net revenue is down to $11.4 billion for the quarter, and cloud is part of the problem.
Huawei Completes First Commercial Use of Its Butterfly Site, a Rural Mobile Network Solution
News from Huawei  | 
2/24/2017  |  Post a comment
Cost-effective butterfly sites bring connections to unconnected rural areas.
Sigfox 'Only Option' Today, Says Telefónica
News Analysis  | 
2/24/2017  |  Post a comment
Spain's Telefónica says other LPWA technologies are currently unable to meet needs that Sigfox can.
Verizon's Exponent Exports Its Expertise
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2/23/2017  |  Post a comment
New platform makes use of existing technology and sells it to international carriers wanting to get into IoT, digital media and more.
Huawei X Labs, Born for Innovative Wireless Applications
News from Huawei  | 
2/23/2017  |  Post a comment
X Labs has been created to be a center for cooperation and innovation in the wireless applications community.
Lawyers Ring Amazon's Chimes – Lawsuit Charges Trademark Ripoff
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2/23/2017  |  2 comments
CafeX in New York says Amazon stole the name 'Chime' from its own videoconferencing product, introduced a year before Amazon's.
As Video Becomes a Basic Service, Telecom Carriers Must Redefine Their Networks
News from Huawei  | 
2/23/2017  |  Post a comment
Networks built for video deliver the best video experience, explains Ryan Ding, Executive Director of the Board and President of Products and Solutions at Huawei Technologies.
Ericsson Joins the New IP Agency (NIA)
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2/23/2017  |  Post a comment
Ericsson is the latest major name to join the NIA, an industry organization that's needed more than ever.
5G Put to the Test
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
2/23/2017  |  Post a comment
There's lots of pre-5G activity in the mobile market and it's highlighting the need for new test and measurement tools.
Verizon Fixed 5G Tests to Top 3Gbit/s?
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2/23/2017  |  Post a comment
Verizon appears to be edging closer to its dream of delivering a wireless alternative to fiber.
Airtel to Acquire Telenor in India
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2/23/2017  |  Post a comment
India's biggest service provider snaps up another struggling player just days after Vodafone and Idea, the number two and three players, begin merger talks.
Oracle, Tech Mahindra Deliver VoLTE-aaS
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2/23/2017  |  Post a comment
Turnkey managed services offering claims to get wireless network operators into the VoLTE business in three to six months.
MANO Marriage: ECOMP, Open-O Converge as ONAP
News Analysis  | 
2/23/2017  |  5 comments
Two open source MANO groups combine forces, simplifying both names with yet-another acronym, albeit one that is shorter and hyphen-free.
Eurobites: Telefónica Trims Its Capex
News Analysis  | 
2/23/2017  |  4 comments
Also in today's regional roundup: Orange benefits from broadband investments; ADVA knocks its sales out of the park; Nokia's in it for the anyhaul; and Aria's AI code heads to China.
Orange Hints at 2017 Capex Rise as Spain Buoys 2016 Sales
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2/23/2017  |  Post a comment
France's Orange had its Spanish business to thank for sales growth last year but remains confident that revenues will stabilize at home in 2017.
Arris Bags Ruckus Assets in $800M Deal
News Analysis  | 
2/23/2017  |  3 comments
For $800 million in cash, Arris plans to buy both Ruckus Wireless assets and the ICX Switch business from Brocade.
Tata Teleservices Explores Merger with RCom-Aircel-MTS
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2/23/2017  |  Post a comment
Consolidation is all the rage in India's mobile market, as smaller players struggle to survive.
Software Trends in the Telecom Sector
LRTV Interviews  | 
2/23/2017  |  Post a comment
Heavy Reading senior analyst James Crawshaw talks with Telecoms.com Editorial Director Scott Bicheno about trends and developments in the telecoms software sector and what to expect at MWC 2017.
IBM, Northern Trust Team on Blockchain Security
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2/22/2017  |  Post a comment
Northern Trust and IBM are looking to bring blockchain technology to the private equity market.
Ericsson Plots Customer Tests of Verizon's 5G
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2/22/2017  |  1 comment
Trials set for multiple cities in the US in first half of 2017.
Dish in 2016: ARPU Up, Video Subs Down
News Analysis  | 
2/22/2017  |  Post a comment
Riddle me this: How is Dish increasing ARPU even as its base of cheaper Sling TV subscribers grows?
Telecom Embraces AI's Potential
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
2/22/2017  |  Post a comment
The combination of cloud, artifical intelligence (AI) and applications development could be very powerful for communications service providers.
T-Mobile Promises LTE-U Services in the Spring
News Analysis  | 
2/22/2017  |  1 comment
The move follows a lengthy review process by the FCC.
Sprint to Go Gigabit Crazy at MWC!
News Analysis  | 
2/22/2017  |  6 comments
Sprint will have MIMO demos with both Ericsson and Nokia at MWC.
AT&T Lab Tests DirecTV Now Over 5G
News Analysis  | 
2/22/2017  |  1 comment
The telco's OTT video service gets its first 5G trial run.
Kore Knocks Nokia's 'World-First' IoT Network Claim
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2/22/2017  |  Post a comment
Long-standing IoT managed services provider says Nokia is just another addition to the party, and one that could drive further business Kore's way.
Ciena's DCI Targets Web-Scalers, Data Centers
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2/22/2017  |  Post a comment
New Waveserver Ai uses latest coherent optics for programmability in a compact platform that multi-tenant data centers and web-scalers need.
Qualcomm Completes 5G NR Spec Call
News Analysis  | 
2/22/2017  |  3 comments
Qualcomm to bang the sub-6GHz drum at MWC.
Verizon to Start Fixed 5G Customer Trials in April
News Analysis  | 
2/22/2017  |  16 comments
Verizon is working with Samsung to run customer tests on fixed 5G in the US.
Enterprise Cloud Requires Cloud-Like Carriers – Riverbed
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2/22/2017  |  Post a comment
Carriers need to be able do deliver services that cross geographic boundaries, at the network core or on the edge, the vendor says.
Eurobites: BT & Huawei Go Network Slicing
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2/22/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia and Intel open 5G labs in Finland and US; Swisscom's big bundle; ADVA gets certified; T-Systems' DHL contract extended.
Ericsson to Show Off mmWave at MWC
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2/22/2017  |  Post a comment
Ericsson is showing 28GHz with Intel at MWC.
Telefónica Opens IoT Door to Sigfox
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2/22/2017  |  Post a comment
Global deal could be transformative for Sigfox, helping the French IoT player to realize its ambition of holding an IPO next year.
Uber's HR Nightmare: Company Investigates Sexual Harassment Claims
News Analysis  | 
2/21/2017  |  26 comments
A former Uber engineer says she was sexually harassed at the company, but HR refused to handle the situation, instead punishing her and perpetuating a toxic culture.
My, Light Reading, How You've Grown!
Shades of Ray  | 
2/21/2017  |  5 comments
The Light Reading group is now much more than the mothership website and the Heavy Reading analyst group -- the family has grown to include the Telecoms.com news site, dedicated communities and wiki-style databases.
Verizon Using Ericsson Platform to Orchestrate Virtual Services
News Analysis  | 
2/21/2017  |  2 comments
Enterprise service arm admits end-to-end orchestration of virtual services still a challenge that requires a single platform.
Broadband Has a Problem on the Pole
News Analysis  | 
2/21/2017  |  21 comments
Competitive broadband providers want to take their pole attachment fight to the federal government.
If Anyone Mentions 6G to Me at MWC…
Shades of Ray  | 
2/21/2017  |  4 comments
I'm prepared for the worst that Barcelona can throw at me.
Intel Gets Serious About 5G Testing
News Analysis  | 
2/21/2017  |  Post a comment
Its 5G modem will arrive in the second half of 2017.
MWC17: 5G, Cloud RAN & More
LRTV Interviews  | 
2/21/2017  |  Post a comment
Ovum Senior Analyst Julian Bright talks to Scott Bicheno from Telecoms.com about all things MWC, including Cloud RAN, Huawei's pitch to the industry and the road to 5G.
Public Cloud Spending Will Hit $122B in 2017 – Report
News Analysis  | 
2/21/2017  |  1 comment
Public cloud spending will increase nearly 25% this year, IDC reports, with most of that money going toward SaaS.
Eurobites: Zain Trials 'Advanced' 4.5G Tech
News Analysis  | 
2/21/2017  |  3 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Teléfonica sells 40% of Telxius to investment group; OBS lands smart cities deal in Qatar; 3 enters the Matrixx; balloon goes up for EE.
Jio Piles Further Pressure Onto Indian Old Guard
News Analysis  | 
2/21/2017  |  Post a comment
The disruptive new entrant has announced details of new tariffs that have already had an impact on the share price of its biggest rival.
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4.5G Evolution: Peter Zhou on Advanced MIMO Technologies & 5G Business Prep

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In the process of service transformation, operators need to catch three major opportunities and start deploying in 4.5G networks, such as video, household broadband access and digital transformation of vertical industries. 5G is coming. Operators don't need to wait for it to happen but should progressively deploy 4.5G networks by introducing 5G-oriented ...
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Software Trends in the Telecom Sector

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Heavy Reading senior analyst James Crawshaw talks with Telecoms.com Editorial Director Scott Bicheno about trends and developments in the telecoms software sector and what to expect at MWC 2017.
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Huawei's Pre-MWC Analyst Briefing 2017 Highlights

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Huawei shares its vision for this year's MWC.
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MWC17: 5G, Cloud RAN & More

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Ovum Senior Analyst Julian Bright talks to Scott Bicheno from Telecoms.com about all things MWC, including Cloud RAN, Huawei's pitch to the industry and the road to 5G.
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MWC 2017's Key 2-Letter Terms

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5G, AI, VR... these are just some of the two-letter terms that will dominate show-floor chat at MWC 2017 in Barcelona, according to these two blow-hards (a.k.a. Scott Bicheno of Telecoms.com and Light Reading's Ray Le Maistre). And then there's PB...
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Key Trends for Mobile Operators in Developing Markets

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Ovum's Matthew Reed talks to Scott Bicheno from Telecoms.com about the challenges and opportunities facing mobile operators in the developing markets of Africa and the Middle East.
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YouTube Takes on Facebook Live-Streaming

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Open Source NFV/SDN Automation

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AT&T ECOMP (Enhanced Control, Orchestration, Management and Policy) code is transitioning into the Linux Foundation for placement into open source. In this video, Carol Wilson provides an update on the maturation of open source ECOMP and meets with industry leaders from AT&T, Bell Canada, Orange, Linux Foundation and Amdocs to discuss what this means for the ...
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Uber & NASA Collaborate on Flying Car Project

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Is Uber for real? Well, it's hired NASA engineer Mark Moore to lead the project, and he wouldn't come cheap.
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