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Why Video Providers Should Adopt HEVC Now
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2/22/2018  |  Post a comment
Despite Apple's recent embrace of the new AVI video codec, service and content providers should still place their bets on HEVC now and worry about AVI later.
Broadcom Drops Offer for Qualcomm to $117B
News Analysis  | 
2/21/2018  |  Post a comment
The Broadcom/Qualcomm M&A slap fight rolls on.
Qualcomm Ups NXP Bid, Angers Broadcom
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2/21/2018  |  Post a comment
Qualcomm is now offering $44 billion for NXP.
Proxy Firm Wants Qualcomm to Continue Talks With Broadcom
News Analysis  | 
2/20/2018  |  Post a comment
ISS wants Qualcomm to take $121 billion Broadcom bid as starting point for talks.
Competition Heats Up for SDN/NFV Processing
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
2/16/2018  |  3 comments
The shift to application and network virtualization by operators and CSPs requires a new generation of multicore processors that are being introduced by many vendors.
5G: The Density Question
Jonestown  | 
2/15/2018  |  7 comments
Double the density, double the fun!
Eurobites: UK's 5G Auction Hurdle Cleared
News Analysis  | 
2/14/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia addresses virtualization risks; ARM targets machine learning; UK soccer rights auction suffers deflation.
Broadcom Keeps the Pressure On in Qualcomm Bid
News Analysis  | 
2/13/2018  |  Post a comment
The companies are also said to be meeting on Wednesday.
Orange's 5G Plan: Definitely, Maybe
News Analysis  | 
2/12/2018  |  2 comments
France's biggest service provider is preparing to roll out 5G networks despite the uncertainties it faces.
Qualcomm Rejects Latest Broadcom Bid
News Analysis  | 
2/9/2018  |  Post a comment
But Qualcomm is offering to meet with Broadcom to discuss the bid.
DT Ditches Nokia From Its German Radio Access Network
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2/9/2018  |  Post a comment
Ericsson confirmed as the replacement for Nokia in Deutsche Telekom's German radio access network.
It's Time to Enter the Leading Lights
Shades of Ray  | 
2/9/2018  |  Post a comment
If your company excelled during the past year, you need to be submitting your entry for this year's Leading Lights awards. Get the full details by clicking on this link.
Huawei's $800M 5G Budget Piles Pressure on Ericsson, Nokia
News Analysis  | 
2/8/2018  |  Post a comment
Chinese vendor will have put the frighteners on its European rivals with an update on its 5G and broader R&D plans.
Huawei Frozen Out of Orange's 5G Paris Party
News Analysis  | 
2/7/2018  |  Post a comment
Orange announces Ericsson, Nokia, Cisco and Samsung as key partners on 5G trials. Where does that leave Huawei?
Broadcom Raises Offer for Qualcomm to $121B
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2/5/2018  |  Post a comment
Broadcom says this is its final offer for Qualcomm.
ZTE Hails Return to Profitability, Ramps 5G Investment
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2/2/2018  |  Post a comment
Chinese vendor manages sales growth in 2017 despite challenging market conditions and plots a boost to its 5G R&D investments.
AT&T's Rice: White Box OS a Team Effort
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2/2/2018  |  Post a comment
New open source group may not be as dependent on AT&T-produced code, says top exec.
Qualcomm Sets Out Its 5G Stall for 2018
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2/1/2018  |  Post a comment
5G is big with Qualcomm on its latest earnings call.
Nokia Outperforms Ericsson in Mobile but Sees Margin Pressure
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2/1/2018  |  Post a comment
Finnish vendor ends 2017 on a relative high note but says conditions will remain tough in 2018 and that margins will be under pressure.
Ericsson Stuck in Loss-Making Rut, Offloads Majority Stake in Media Unit
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1/31/2018  |  Post a comment
Shares in Swedish vendor sink after results miss analyst estimates and amid disquiet about strategic backtracking and management changes.
Thanks for the Memory! Samsung Profits Still Driven by Chips
News Analysis  | 
1/31/2018  |  Post a comment
Samsung posts $14 billion profit for Q4 2017.
French Toast? Sigfox on Skid Row
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1/30/2018  |  4 comments
An exodus of senior executives, customer dissatisfaction, the postponement of IPO plans and allegations of 'unethical' dealings with network partners. What went wrong at the French technology champion?
Nokia Adds Extra Bite to Its 5G Pitch
News Analysis  | 
1/29/2018  |  Post a comment
Unveils ReefShark chipset as part of an end-to-end 5G network offering that covers the bases (geddit?) and preps for future demands on compute as well as network capacity.
Intel Shrugs Off Spectre Worries in Q4
News Analysis  | 
1/26/2018  |  1 comment
Revenue for Q4 2017 was up 4% at $17.05 billion.
Don't Expect 5G Deals, Orange Tells Usual Suppliers
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1/25/2018  |  Post a comment
French telecom incumbent says existing suppliers should not expect to land all of the 5G business and plays down any likelihood of rapid 5G rollout.
Time to Enter the 2018 Leading Lights Awards
News Analysis  | 
1/25/2018  |  Post a comment
Are you a winner? Then get cracking on your submission for Light Reading's annual awards – there's a category (or three) for everyone!
Qualcomm Lines Up Chinese Wave for 5G Smartphones
News Analysis  | 
1/25/2018  |  Post a comment
Multiple vendors sign up for '5G Pioneer' program, as Qualcomm gets agreements to sell components worth $2 billion over three years.
Broadcom Wants to Kill Qualcomm's Licensing Business – Report
News Analysis  | 
1/25/2018  |  Post a comment
Broadcom plans to kill Qualcomm's patent licensing model if it wins $103 billion bid for chipmaker.
Eurobites: Deutsche Telekom & IBM Team Up on IoT
News Analysis  | 
1/24/2018  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson's on the (autonomous) buses; Qualcomm fined $1.23 billion by EU; Vodafone strengthens its board.
Broadcom & Qualcomm: Let's Get Ready to Proxy!
News Analysis  | 
1/23/2018  |  Post a comment
Qualcomm shareholders get to vote on the board – and Broadcom's $103 billion bid – on March 6.
SKT Forms 5G Task Force in Race to Launch Services – Report
News Analysis  | 
1/23/2018  |  Post a comment
South Korean operator is forging ahead on 5G with the formation of a 200-person task force dedicated to the technology, according to a press report.
Has the 5G Upturn Begun?
News Analysis  | 
1/19/2018  |  4 comments
A flurry of 5G announcements and rivalries in the US could point to an improvement in mobile equipment markets.
Samsung Plots New 5G Modem – Report
News Analysis  | 
1/18/2018  |  7 comments
Exynos is expected to be commercially available in 2019.
Qualcomm Raises Profit Forecast for FY19, Citing 5G & More
News Analysis  | 
1/18/2018  |  Post a comment
Qualcomm raises profit expectations as it tries to fight off a $103 billion bid from Broadcom.
Why Gfast Is About to Come of Age
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
1/18/2018  |  3 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
News Analysis  | 
1/17/2018  |  5 comments
US operator is reportedly told to sever ties with Chinese equipment supplier.
Ericsson Lurches to $1.8B Write-Down
News Analysis  | 
1/16/2018  |  5 comments
Latest financial setback will chew into operating income and could have implications for profitability targets.
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
News Analysis  | 
1/15/2018  |  Post a comment
Japanese giant would reportedly use proceeds from a listing to make further investments in technology companies.
Don't Put a SIM Card in a Rodent Trap
News Analysis  | 
1/12/2018  |  Post a comment
LoRa lands at CES.
SK Telecom CTO: 'We Need New Business Models for 5G'
News Analysis  | 
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.
Starry Teams With Marvell, Unveils Fixed 5G Acceleration Plans
News Analysis  | 
1/8/2018  |  Post a comment
Starry storms into 2018 with a new partnership, new launch cities and a plan for spreading pre-standard 5G technology far and wide.
Edge Computing Heads to CES
News Analysis  | 
1/5/2018  |  Post a comment
NXP demos at CES promise to bring the early potential of edge computing to life.
The Future of the Wireless Access Networks
LRTV Interviews  | 
12/21/2017  |  Post a comment
PRAGUE, 12/7/2017 – At Light Reading's 2020 Vision Executive Summit in Prague, Boingo CTO Derek Peterson talks about the impact of NFV and IoT on the planning and management of all types of wireless access networks.
5G Is Official: First 3GPP Specs Approved
News Analysis  | 
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.
Optical White Box? Fuggedaboutit!
LRTV Interviews  | 
12/20/2017  |  Post a comment
If you're going to talk to Heavy Reading Senior Analyst Sterling Perrin about optical disaggregation, be sure to light his touch paper by throwing in a reference to the optical white box phenomenon.
AT&T Offers Up White Box Operating System
News Analysis  | 
12/19/2017  |  1 comment
Latest initiative aimed at speeding up white box deployment by creating an architecture that encompasses entire ecosystem.
Eurobites: Thales Outdoes Atos With $5.6B Bid for Gemalto
News Analysis  | 
12/18/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia offers cloud-friendly data processing; UK infrastructure czar slams mobile coverage; Deutsche Telekom invests in e-health startup.
Eurobites: Gemalto Spurns Atos Bid
News Analysis  | 
12/14/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: CityFibre expands in Aberdeen; Ericsson sees bright future for microwave in backhaul; broadband over... wet string?
Intel Capital Invests in Spectrum Efficiency Startup
News Analysis  | 
12/13/2017  |  1 comment
Intel Capital and others are investing $7 million in GenXComm, which says it has the 5G full duplex technology for, er, Gen Y.
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