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BT in Talks With Worldpay's Jansen About CEO Job – Reports
News Analysis  | 
9/24/2018  |  Post a comment
Worldpay's Philip Jansen could succeed Gavin Patterson to become the next CEO of the UK's phone incumbent.
Vodafone UK: We'll Be Ready to Launch 5G in Mid-2019
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9/20/2018  |  Post a comment
UK mobile operator plans a 5G launch in cities and rural areas next year and aims to have 1,000 5G sites in operation by 2020.
How Viasat Keeps Its Satellites Flying After Others Crashed
News Analysis  | 
9/20/2018  |  Post a comment
Now 32 years old, the satellite operator reckons it is poised for lift-off in markets where terrestrial technologies simply do not measure up.
5G in the USA: A Post-MWCA Update
News Analysis  | 
9/19/2018  |  1 comment
Distinct strategies amongst carriers are emerging as operators rush to roll out 5G in the US.
What's Next for European Cable?
Breznick Unbound  | 
9/18/2018  |  Post a comment
Light Reading will tackle the big technology and business changes buffeting the European cable industry at our inaugural Cable Next-Gen Europe conference in London on Nov. 6.
Eurobites: Incoming Vodafone CEO Considers Towers Sell-Off, Cuts Jobs
News Analysis  | 
9/17/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: MTS buys supersized data center; Colt gets frisky in Spain; VEON abandons tower sale.
So Long, & Good Luck With That
From the Founder  | 
9/14/2018  |  2 comments
After almost two decades at Light Reading, it's time for a different optical adventure.
Charter Chief Shrugs Off 5G Threat
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9/14/2018  |  Post a comment
Speaking at a Goldman Sachs media conference, Charter CEO Tom Rutledge says 5G fixed-wireless networks won't be able to match cable's planned 10-Gig symmetrical speeds or economics.
T-Mobile, Tele2 Merger in Netherlands Hits EC Opposition
News Analysis  | 
9/13/2018  |  Post a comment
Deutsche Telekom lashes out at regulatory objections to the proposed deal and says the combined entity would bring 5G to the Netherlands much faster.
Verizon's Stone Says Initial Fixed 5G Will Need Truck Rolls
News Analysis  | 
9/13/2018  |  Post a comment
Users initially won't be able to install fixed 5G services themselves, but despite the additional cost to Verizon of professional installation, the move makes sense.
Eurobites: Vodafone Goes Large on NB-IoT
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9/12/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone's 'Gigafast' broadband is switched on in Milton Keynes; Orange and Huawei trial 5G in Poland; Ofcom nabs BT boffin.
Verizon to Launch Fixed 5G Service on Oct. 1
News Analysis  | 
9/11/2018  |  Post a comment
'5G Home' will deliver fixed 300Mbit/s residential broadband service in parts of four markets this year, using Verizon's home-brewed 5G spec.
Altice USA Lights Up FTTH Service in Long Island 
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9/10/2018  |  Post a comment
Operator's uncapped, symmetrical residential Internet service launches in 'select' parts of Long Island, boosting competition with Verizon Fios.
AT&T Adds New 5G Cities, Names Infrastructure Vendors
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9/10/2018  |  Post a comment
AT&T names all 12 5G cities for 2018, reveals vendors, and plots 5G for 2019.
Eurobites: Sky Signs Up to BT Wholesale Discount Deal
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9/10/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom extends business-park FTTP network; Virgin launches dedicated 4K Ultra HD channel; Equinix helps out on London-Paris link; progress on EU-Japan data transfer pact.
Altice USA's 'Full' MVNO Puts It in SIM City
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9/7/2018  |  Post a comment
Operating the core network and owning the SIM card will lead to lower churn, pave the path to more control of the service and offer other benefits, CEO says.
Eutelsat Pitches New Content Platform to Customers
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9/6/2018  |  Post a comment
Cirrus will take the burden of heavy spending on platform technology off broadcasters and other customers, says European satellite operator at press conference in London.
Ericsson Links 5G Hands With Juniper & ECI, Snubs Cisco & Ciena
News Analysis  | 
9/5/2018  |  1 comment
Swedish equipment vendor prefers the alternatives to a couple of long-standing partners in a 5G setting, and adds new features to its '5G-ready' baseband platform.
Iliad 'Disappointed' by H1 Customer Losses
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9/4/2018  |  Post a comment
French operator turns its attention to more lucrative segments of the market as rivals fight back on low-cost deals.
Unlicensed CBRS 4G Service Coming Q4 2018
News Analysis  | 
8/29/2018  |  Post a comment
But don't hold your breath for a licensed 3.5GHz spectrum auction in 2019.
5G: The Pervasive Infrastructure
Partner Perspectives  | 
8/24/2018  |  Post a comment
5G will bring a new generation of radio and network architecture to the fore.
Jeff McElfresh Is New Face of 5G at AT&T
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8/23/2018  |  Post a comment
Succeeding Melissa Arnoldi in the role, the AT&T vet is the company's new president of technology and operations and will helm the company's mobile 5G rollout. 
AT&T's 5G Figurehead Arnoldi Shifts to Vrio, Ma Bell's LatAm Pay-TV Unit
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8/23/2018  |  2 comments
Melissa Arnoldi is no longer president of Technology and Operations at AT&T -- now she's head of the operator's Latin American entertainment unit, Vrio.
Will 5G Be a Cord-Cutter's Dream?
Jonestown  | 
8/22/2018  |  3 comments
Can 5G be the wireless platform that will spur a massive increase in cord cutting? Maybe so...
Australia's Optus to Cut 440 Jobs, Blames Automation – Reports
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8/22/2018  |  Post a comment
Australia's second-biggest telco has now announced 1,040 job cuts this year, a figure that equals about 12% of its entire workforce.
Eurobites: UK's Vodafone Eyes TPG Merger in Australia – Reports
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8/22/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Russia's MTS enjoys second-quarter growth; Welsh authorities take flak for broadband delays; Wind Tre makes progress on network overhaul; Cell C reports revenue growth in first half.
The World of Disney: StudioLAB Innovation, Cisco Collaboration & 5G Anticipation
The Philter  | 
8/21/2018  |  2 comments
With technology partners and an eye toward 5G networks, the StudioLAB is helping Disney-owned content studios solve technical production problems and reach consumers in novel ways.
Eurobites: DT Shutters Virtual Number Startup
News Analysis  | 
8/21/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Sigfox teams up with Africa's Liquid; Nokia reveals 5G device licensing rates; United Internet buys Austrian web-hosting company; India's Ola motors into Wales.
Pedal to the Mobile: Verizon Completes 5G Drive Test With Nokia
News Analysis  | 
8/21/2018  |  Post a comment
But, beyond tests, will Nokia announce 5G deployment deals with Verizon, like Ericsson and Samsung have done?
Airtel to Form New Fiber Firm in India
News Analysis  | 
8/20/2018  |  Post a comment
One of india's biggest mobile operators is said to have big fiber ambitions.
Eurobites: BT Shareholders Warm to Openreach Spin-Off – Report
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8/20/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT looks for TIP startups; UK rural broadband; Deutsche Telekom eyes cloud takeovers; Deutsche Bahn's fiber plan; MBNL extends Ericsson deal.
GigaMonster May Go on M&A Tear
News Analysis  | 
8/17/2018  |  Post a comment
Flush with $45M in new funding, MDU-focused broadband startup eyes expansion, more competition for incumbent cable ops and telcos.
Eurobites: Deutsche Telekom Pulls Out of Iran
News Analysis  | 
8/17/2018  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Turk Telekom and Vestel answer Erdogan's call; Swisscom bolsters broadband; MTN linked with Jumia sale; Rovio's revenues fall.
The Dawn of Mobile 5G: Deployment, Use Cases & Destinations
Jonestown  | 
8/16/2018  |  Post a comment
Join Heavy Reading & Light Reading for a breakfast briefing in Los Angeles to talk 5G strategies.
Cogent CEO Dave Schaeffer: The World on a Fiber
CxO Spotlight  | 
8/16/2018  |  Post a comment
One way to look at how much the industry is changing is to spend some time with an executive – and a company – that has stuck to the same formula and industry view for almost 20 years.
Telstra Profits Pummeled by NBN
News Analysis  | 
8/16/2018  |  Post a comment
Australia's largest retail service provider has blamed the government's NBN pricing for a sharp fall in profits.
DT Seeks Fiber Allies to Tackle Germany's Gigabit Lag
News Analysis  | 
8/15/2018  |  1 comment
Partnerships with local authorities and private sector investors could help Deutsche Telekom drag Germany into the gigabit age.
Eurobites: 'Get Carter!' Says BT's Board – Report
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8/15/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom in fiber collaboration talks with United Internet; Hi3G upgrades backhaul with Ericsson; Interxion widens access to Google Cloud Platform.
Should Orange Buy Vivendi?
Morris Lore  | 
8/14/2018  |  1 comment
As aggregators pile into the market, old-fashioned convergence runs out of steam and US firms eye European assets, a French move reminiscent of AT&T's Time Warner deal could be in the cards.
Eurobites: Telenor-Led AI Project Brings in Big Business
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8/14/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange completes Basefarm cloud services buy; EE wins UK coverage gong; Kudelski offloads SmarDTV business.

Eurobites: Ericsson Pumps Up Its US 5G R&D
News Analysis  | 
8/10/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Openreach reins in Gfast rollout; Fitch returns Nokia to investment-grade status; Huawei powers Fastweb's WiFi; UK smart meter program in crisis.
Deutsche Telekom Raises Outlook on US Growth
News Analysis  | 
8/9/2018  |  Post a comment
German operator's second-quarter results tell a familiar story of rampant growth in the US and an underwhelming performance in Germany and Europe.
CenturyLink: Faster Integration Driving Brighter Future
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8/9/2018  |  Post a comment
Execs upgrade the guidance for 2018 saying the integration of Level 3 is going well and will drive major new business opportunities.
NBN Finally Revs Up DOCSIS 3.1 Engine
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8/8/2018  |  Post a comment
More than two years later than originally planned, Australia's government-backed wholesale broadband operator says it has started deploying the multi-gigabit DOCSIS tech on its HFC network.
Vodafone Idea Is Born, but Can It Thrive?
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8/7/2018  |  Post a comment
Indian regulators have approved the country's biggest telecom merger, but the new operator will have to combine two very different businesses while competition remains fierce.
Altice USA: 'Wait Till Next Year!'
News Analysis  | 
8/3/2018  |  Post a comment
Fourth-biggest US MSO is laying the groundwork for a fresh wave of subscriber and revenue growth next year with FTTH buildout, uber set-top rollout, 1-Gig deployments and MVNO deal.
Eurobites: KPN Taps Ericsson for 5G Test Drive
News Analysis  | 
8/3/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Hyperoptic raises £250 million for fiber expansion; Arcep gets tough on 4G; new economics wonk at Ofcom; Amazon's little tax miracle.
T-Mobile: 5G Lets Us Take Broadband Across America
News Analysis  | 
8/1/2018  |  3 comments
T-Mobile plans to take on the cablecos and others with a massive 5G push to bring broadband and video to the home.
Charter Still Content With No Content
News Analysis  | 
7/31/2018  |  4 comments
Unlike such other US pay-TV giants as AT&T and Comcast, Charter still sees no reason to bulk up and diversify with major video programming assets.
Eurobites: Fastweb Buys Tiscali's Fixed-Wireless Biz, 5G Spectrum
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7/31/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telenor CEE sale gets EC approval; Vivendi reveals Telecom Italia write-down; Liberty Global completes Austrian sale.
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