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Has the 5G Upturn Begun?
News Analysis  | 
1/19/2018  |  1 comment
A flurry of 5G announcements and rivalries in the US could point to an improvement in mobile equipment markets.
Another Tough Year in Store for Indian Telcos – Research
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1/18/2018  |  Post a comment
Fresh price cuts by disruptive new entrant Reliance Jio will add to the pressure on the rest of India's operators.
Why Gfast Is About to Come of Age
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
1/18/2018  |  2 comments
The Gfast rollout, which has been stalled while network operators conduct trials and chipset vendors develop new Amendment 3 chipsets, is set to start in 2018 with a ramp-up in 2019.
AT&T Warned to Cut Ties With Huawei – Report
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1/17/2018  |  2 comments
US operator is reportedly told to sever ties with Chinese equipment supplier.
Ericsson Goes Dotty for 5G Small Cells
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1/17/2018  |  Post a comment
Swedish vendor gives its small cell offering a 5G makeover.
Eurobites: BT Puts Its Money Where Its Mouth Is on Fiber Broadband
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1/16/2018  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom updates on vectoring rollout; Iliad Italy goes for youth; Orange deputy CEO on the move?
ETSI's Zero Touch Group Gains Support, Kickstarts Its Automation Engine
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1/16/2018  |  Post a comment
The industry body's new automation group has more big-name members from the operator and vendor communities and, following its inaugural meeting, an early plan of action.
Choi Succeeds Jacobfeuerborn as DT Tech Boss
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1/16/2018  |  1 comment
Management shake-up leaves former SK Telecom executive in charge of technology strategy and Jacobfeuerborn leading the towers subsidiary.
Huawei, ZTE Face US Federal Ban
News Analysis  | 
1/15/2018  |  5 comments
Proposed legislation could deal a huge blow to Chinese vendors still trying to build a bigger presence in the US market.
SoftBank to Raise $18B in Telecom Unit IPO – Report
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1/15/2018  |  Post a comment
Japanese giant would reportedly use proceeds from a listing to make further investments in technology companies.
Eurobites: Ericsson Climbs Aboard Connected Car Trials in Japan
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1/12/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Duisburg smartens up with Huawei; ETNO makes a plea for cybersecurity collaboration; Nokia deep-dives under the duvet.
SK Telecom CTO: 'We Need New Business Models for 5G'
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1/12/2018  |  1 comment
CTO of South Korean telco says the investment requirements of 5G are forcing operators to come up with new business models.
Automation: Hot Topics & Groups to Watch
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1/12/2018  |  Post a comment
Automation is nothing new. So why is it such a big issue for telcos at the start of this year?
Chinese Telcos Deaf to Filipino President's Pitch
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1/10/2018  |  Post a comment
Chinese operators may have good reasons for steering clear of the Filipino market.
Clark Quite the Catch for Troubled Synchronoss
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1/10/2018  |  3 comments
Synchronoss has had something of a nightmare in the past 12 months but has still managed to hire an experienced and well connected CMO – that can only help during what could be a tricky 2018.
Sigfox Sheds More Senior Staff, Including North America CEO
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1/8/2018  |  2 comments
The exodus of senior managers from Sigfox continues, with the CEO of its North American business among the latest to leave.
With RCom Takeover, India's RJio Becomes Even Bigger Threat
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1/4/2018  |  Post a comment
Its takeover of RCom's assets will make RJio an even stronger force in India's 4G and fiber markets and brings a spate of Indian consolidation to an end.
Huawei Hits $92B in 2017 Sales
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1/2/2018  |  Post a comment
Annual New Year message pins 2017 revenues at $92.3 billion, up 15% on the previous year.
Top Stories: 7 Grand Obsessions of 2017
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12/30/2017  |  1 comment
5G, IoT, NFV – Light Reading's readers had acronyms on the mind in 2017, but their biggest obsession was an eight-letter word.
How CSPs Must Change
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12/29/2017  |  Post a comment
With the traditional operator business dying, CSPs must adopt new operating models to deliver digital services.
NTT's View of the Enterprise Multicloud
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12/27/2017  |  2 comments
NTT Communication's Len Padilla reflects on enterprise cloud trends and shares advice for enterprises in varying stages of their cloud migration.
Putting Machine Learning & AI to Work
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12/22/2017  |  Post a comment
PRAGUE, 12/6/2017 – Heavy Reading Senior Analyst Steve Bell provides some insights into the use of machine learning and AI by communications service providers.
5G Is Official: First 3GPP Specs Approved
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12/21/2017  |  1 comment
In what could herald an even more intense marketing land-grab, the first official 'early drop' non-standalone 5G NR specifications are approved at the 3GPP's RAN 78 meeting in Lisbon.
India's Long Road to 5G
News Analysis  | 
12/21/2017  |  1 comment
Financial problems and merger concerns mean India is unlikely to forge ahead quickly in 5G.
Cloud Offers Business-Smart Operators a New Lease of Life
Partner Perspectives  | 
12/21/2017  |  Post a comment
As enterprises increasingly move services to the cloud, providing smart, flexible leased-line bandwidth could be a growth opportunity for operators.
How Airtel Fought Back Against RJio
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12/20/2017  |  Post a comment
India's biggest operator has done a reasonable job of countering the challenge from the country's aggressive new entrant.
Broadcom Ups Its Game in Ethernet Switching
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12/19/2017  |  3 comments
The new Tomahawk 3 sports 128 100G ports, aiming to please hyperscale data center operators.
Kazakhtelecom Fires Starting Gun on Automation
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12/19/2017  |  Post a comment
Robotic process automation could be the next step on the digital transformation journey for Kazakhstan's telecom incumbent.
Epsilon Automates Provisioning, Killing Legacy
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12/18/2017  |  Post a comment
After three years developing an API initiative, wholesale provider Epsilon could be ready to drop its legacy provisioning system.
3GPP to Unveil First 5G Spec
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12/18/2017  |  Post a comment
The spec establishes the foundation for global 5G radio but holds off major features until Release 16.
WiCipedia: Cryptocurrency & a Sexism Code Word
WiCipedia  | 
12/15/2017  |  4 comments
This week in our WiC roundup: Where are the women in cryptocurrency?; female CEOs tell tales of being pushed out of tech; international telecom companies make big moves for women; and more.
ETSI's 'Zero Touch' Group Issues Telco Automation White Paper
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12/14/2017  |  Post a comment
ETSI gives birth to its Zero Touch Network and Service Management group and issues a telco-authored white paper on 'the necessity and benefit of automating network and service operation in next-generation networks.'
China Mobile Launches UK Mobile Business
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12/13/2017  |  Post a comment
China's biggest operator teams up with BT to launch a mobile service for Chinese consumers living in or traveling to the UK.
Cloudy With a Chance of Automation: Telecom in 2018
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12/12/2017  |  3 comments
What does 2018 hold in store for the telecom sector? We asked our own editors and analysts, and gathered up a few third-party forecasts as well.
Eurobites: Huawei Digs Deeper Into Ireland
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12/12/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Proximus seeks fiber experts; BT offers Symantec endpoint protection tech; Ericsson has seen the future, and it's wacky.
Cryptocurrency Startup Courts Telcos, Launches ICO
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12/12/2017  |  2 comments
Telcoin is hoping to raise funds from an initial coin offering as it seeks telco partners that will use its cryptocurrency as part of their mobile money services.
Fixed Wireless: Ready for NLoS Deployment?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
12/12/2017  |  Post a comment
(Sponsored.) Even in non-line-of-sight conditions, fixed wireless access can provide reliable high-speed broadband, as tests have now shown.
Eurobites: Nokia COO Leaves After Just 9 Months in Job
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12/11/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson trials LAA with SingTel; WiFi Internet boost in Lagos; VEON exec heads to Digicel; BT's new legal eagle.
B/OSS Transformation Defies IT Budget Cuts
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
12/7/2017  |  Post a comment
The most recent Thought Leadership Council survey finds that business/operations support system (B/OSS) transformation will be an important focus for service providers in the coming years.
TRAI (Again) Recommends in Favor of Net Neutrality
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12/5/2017  |  Post a comment
India's regulator has backed net neutrality just as US authorities turn away from it.
Eurobites: Nokia Lands Analytics Deal in Nigeria
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12/5/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson extends UK managed services deal; Vodafone cozies up to SoftBank, chooses Huawei's OpenStack offering; ETSI forms augmented reality group.
Orange Open Labs Invites Enterprise App Development
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12/4/2017  |  Post a comment
Orange Business Services is launching a new initiative to invite enterprise customers to develop customized Cisco Spark applications at Orange Labs.
Equinix Makes a Major Global Cloud Play
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12/4/2017  |  Post a comment
Expanded Equinix Cloud Exchange gives enterprises almost on-demand access to cloud players and interconnections that are part of its ecosystem.
So Who's Going to Buy Interoute?
Shades of Ray  | 
12/3/2017  |  1 comment
European fiber network operator and cloud service provider is up for sale, but who's got the money and the will for such a deal? You might want to look east...
Apple Will Ditch Dialog, Design Own Power Chips – Report
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12/1/2017  |  Post a comment
iPhone maker will stop using Dialog Semiconductor and start designing its own power management chips, says report.
China Mobile Achieves the First Goal of Its NovoNet2020 Vision
Partner Perspectives  | 
11/30/2017  |  3 comments
Huawei is a key partner in China Mobile's NovoNet trial network project, which is based on the Telecom Integrated Cloud (TIC) over the two-layer DC architecture, which enables services to be swiftly rolled out.
China Mobile Completes the Most Complex Interoperability Test for NFV Openness
Partner Perspectives  | 
11/29/2017  |  Post a comment
Huawei and its partners helped China Mobile efficiently finish the most complex NFV openness interoperability tests in China, and possibly in the world.
India's Telecom M&A: The Threat to Vendors
News Analysis  | 
11/29/2017  |  1 comment
Consolidation in India's telecom market over the last year is forcing equipment vendors to adapt.
The Challenges of Operationalizing NFV
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
11/29/2017  |  1 comment
While NFV provides an opportunity to reduce opex and improve customer experience, it also introduces additional layers of operational complexity.
Eurobites: Telefónica Tries RAN Slicing in Spain With Netsia
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11/27/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: T-Systems manages the cloud; Virgin targets remote workers; Nokia takes Gfast to Japan.
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