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Ericsson's CEO on 5G, Trucks & More
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2/28/2017  |  Post a comment
At MWC 2017 Ericsson CEO Börje Ekholm talks about early 5G developments, the importance of partnerships and more.
AT&T Sees MWC Through Indigo Glasses
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2/27/2017  |  4 comments
Network operator touts progress of Network 3.0 Indigo toward bringing faster mobile speeds and greater virtualization to its operations.
Tier 1 Operators Back LTE-M
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2/27/2017  |  Post a comment
Key players confirm their support for the global deployment of LTE-M at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
Nokia & Sprint Demonstrate Massive MIMO at MWC
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2/27/2017  |  Post a comment
Joint demonstration is the first by a U.S. operator to use massive MIMO for TDD-LTE spectrum with 64T64R.
Sprint Gets Ready for Massive MIMO, Eyes 2.5GHz for 5G
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2/27/2017  |  Post a comment
As Light Reading first reported, Sprint will beat the rest to Massive MIMO in the US with Nokia.
Eurobites: Orange Bangs the Drum for LTE-M
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2/27/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's MWC-tinged EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom and SK Telecom form Quantum Alliance; BT heads for the TIP; Nokia re-brands Withings health devices; Vodafone rules in 4G roaming.
Ericsson's Ekholm Trumpets 5G Role But Still Lacks Plan
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2/27/2017  |  2 comments
Ericsson's new CEO had little to say about any specific plans to corner the 5G market, or dominate other parts of the equipment market, during an underwhelming press conference at MWC 2017.
Nokia Pitches Full 5G Suite but Shies Away From 5G Acceleration Push
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2/26/2017  |  1 comment
Nokia added to the vendor fanfare Sunday with a range of announcements, including an end-to-end pre-standards 5G solution, but it stepped away from a broader industry push to accelerate the 5G standards process.
EU Rules Will Trigger Worrying Data Tsunami, Says BICS
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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
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2/26/2017  |  Post a comment
Australian incumbent begins laying the foundations for a 5G network future.
Is Ruckus Right for Arris?
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2/24/2017  |  5 comments
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
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2/24/2017  |  Post a comment
The much-hyped 5G standard seems unlikely to fuel a spending boom by telcos when it first appears.
Sigfox 'Only Option' Today, Says Telefónica
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2/24/2017  |  Post a comment
Spain's Telefónica says other LPWA technologies are currently unable to meet needs that Sigfox can.
Ericsson Joins the New IP Agency (NIA)
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2/23/2017  |  Post a comment
Leading vendor joins industry effort to advance and accelerate the development and benefits of network virtualization.
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.
Casa Debuts Small Cell Tech at MWC
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2/23/2017  |  Post a comment
New products from Casa include expanded portfolio of small cells supporting WiFi and cellular connectivity, and a new small cell manager.
Eurobites: Telefónica Trims Its Capex
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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.
Oracle, Tech Mahindra Partner on Managed VoLTE Service
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2/23/2017  |  Post a comment
Techn Mahindra will use Oracle's virtualized IMS, other gear to deliver VoLTE-as-a-Service to wireless operators.
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.
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.
Nokia Enhances Its 'Anyhaul' Portfolio
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2/23/2017  |  Post a comment
Updates microwave, IP, optical, mobile and fixed access product lines to support next gen fronthaul and backhaul deployments.
T-Mobile Promises LTE-U Services in the Spring
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2/22/2017  |  1 comment
The move follows a lengthy review process by the FCC.
Sprint to Go Gigabit Crazy at MWC!
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2/22/2017  |  6 comments
Sprint will have MIMO demos with both Ericsson and Nokia 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.
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.
MWC17: 5G, Cloud RAN & More
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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.
Eurobites: Zain Trials 'Advanced' 4.5G Tech
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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.
T-Mobile & Huawei Develop Wireless HBB Services
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2/21/2017  |  Post a comment
T-Mobile Austria signs five-year strategic cooperation agreement with Huawei regarding 4.5G-based E2E network upgrades.
Jio Piles Further Pressure Onto Indian Old Guard
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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.
War of Words Escalates Between India's Jio & Airtel
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2/21/2017  |  Post a comment
India's biggest operator and its high-profile new entrant are battling fiercely for broadband market share.
Telefónica, Huawei Team Up on the Mobile Network Cloud
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2/20/2017  |  Post a comment
Telefónica and Huawei are working together to promote the development of mobile network cloud features that optimize the radio interface.
MWC 2017's Key 2-Letter Terms
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2/20/2017  |  1 comment
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...
Key Trends for Mobile Operators in Developing Markets
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2/20/2017  |  Post a comment
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.
Orange, Huawei Collaborate on 5G, Cloud
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2/20/2017  |  Post a comment
Teams of both companies will work together on these technologies.
China Unicom Uses Ericsson Tech to Boost iQiYi Video Experience
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2/20/2017  |  Post a comment
China's biggest video streaming app teams up with Ericsson and China Unicom to optimize mobile network conditions.
Is the Time Right for a Cisco/Ericsson Wedding?
Shades of Ray  | 
2/17/2017  |  19 comments
Ahead of MWC in Barcelona, talk has started to circulate that nuptials may be in line for Cisco and Ericsson.
Eurobites: Nokia Demos Drones for Instant LTE
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2/17/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's finely tuned EMEA regional roundup machine: Vodafone avoids corporation tax; will Trump dent the Privacy Shield?; think tank targets BT's dominance; ZTE in German tie-up.
ip.access Unveils New Small Cells
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2/17/2017  |  Post a comment
ip.access has increased support for Neutral Host Multi-Operator deployments with a range of new radio access point products.
AT&T Waltzes Towards Massive MIMO
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2/16/2017  |  Post a comment
And just what constitutes massive MIMO, eh?
US Cellular to Spend $327M on 600MHz Spectrum
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2/16/2017  |  Post a comment
The operator revealed it had won licenses in the auction in an SEC filing.
AT&T, Shentel Test Blue Danube MIMO
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2/16/2017  |  Post a comment
Vendor completed first commercial trials of its Massive multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) system in licensed FDD LTE spectrum.
Eurobites: Vodafone & Huawei Enter LAA Land
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2/16/2017  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Virgin adds RGUs; Deutsche Telekom hooks up with Amazon's Alexa; BT extends Asda MVNO contract.
Ericsson Boasts 5G Platform
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2/15/2017  |  Post a comment
Ericsson believes it is first to market with a combined core and radio for 5G use cases and covering all frequency ranges.
T-Mobile CEO: M&A Coming but Not Quite Yet
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2/14/2017  |  19 comments
T-Mobile is expecting telecoms acquisitions this year, as the content, cable, Internet and wireless industries collapse in on each other, but the operator said that it can continue to grow alone too.
Infinera, Nokia Chase 'Anyhaul' Dollars
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2/14/2017  |  1 comment
Ahead of MWC, Infinera and Nokia both launch products designed to be deployed in the mobile fronthaul and backhaul parts of mobile networks.
Is Magic Leap a Mirage of Misogyny & Deceit?
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2/14/2017  |  3 comments
A lawsuit, filed by the well-funded startup's former VP of marketing, suggests it created a hostile work environment for women and used misleading marketing.
T-Mobile to Spend Up to $5.1B on LTE in 2017
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2/14/2017  |  3 comments
T-Mobile rolls out more 700MHz LTE and plans thousands of small cells in 2017.
T-Mobile US Adds 8.2M Subscribers in 2016
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2/14/2017  |  Post a comment
T-Mobile reports Q4 revenue up 23% at $10.2 billion.
Eurobites: Telekom Austria Launches 'Digitalization' Unit
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2/14/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone wants EE to share mast info; BT brings Symantec on board for managed security services; Queen endures cybersecurity spiel.
5 Things We Love for Women in Comms Now
Que Sera Sarah  | 
2/14/2017  |  3 comments
In honor of Valentine's Day, WiC is highlighting five of the sites, companies, products, commercials and more related to women at work that we're digging this month.
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Six different communications service providers join to debate their visions of the future CSP, following a landmark presentation from AT&T on its massive virtualization efforts and a look back on where the telecom industry has been and where it's going from two industry veterans.
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Ericsson's CEO on 5G, Trucks & More

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At MWC 2017 Ericsson CEO Börje Ekholm talks about early 5G developments, the importance of partnerships and more.
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Introducing OrbTV: Netscout's MWC Day 1 Recap

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The executive team of Netscout reviews the first day of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Stay tuned for OrbTV -- Light Reading and Netscout's full coverage of the show. We'll have daily show recaps, service provider interviews and tours of the show floor.
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Innovation at MWC: Low-Power IoT for Scottish Sea Lions

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Light Reading's Liz Coyne tours the GSMA's Innovation City at Mobile World Congress 2017. A key theme of this year's event is how low-power or no-power IoT devices could become a part of our everyday lives. Imagine a world in which over 15 billion shipping pallets communicate with cellular networks down the entire supply chain. Or a parka that reveals your ...
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Huawei Will Accelerate the Spread of the Video Business

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What is the future of the booming video business? What changes will happen to the video industry chain in the future? Hunter Hu, VP of Huawei Video Product Line, shares his viewpoints and explains how Huawei can be an enabler and accelerate the spread of the video business.
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Frost & Sullivan's Jonas Zelba on Going Beyond Connectivity

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Telecom operators across the globe are trying to understand what can they offer beyond connectivity. Operators are already introducing new and innovative services but they are faced with challenges due to unclear business models. Jonas highlights that no one operator can offer all the services itself. Operators in the Middle East should look within their ecosystem ...
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IDC's Paul Black on Cloudification

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Paul Black from IDC shares his insights on how cloudification is expected to combile all aspects of digital transformation.
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Industry Expert Michael Howard Talks About Cloud Native

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Cloud Native is a really nice term and a lot of people are using it. But most of them have their own definition of what Cloud Native means. Michael Howard offers his take on the terminology.
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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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What WTTX Can Deliver

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Mohamed Madkour explains the benefits of WTTX while Dimitris Mavrakis discusses the challenges of delivering home broadband access.
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Huawei on Mobile Broadband

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Mohamed Madkour shares his vision on MBB for the next three years.
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Analysys Mason Talks About the Future of Digital Operations

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The future of digital operations has three key aspects: 1. Highly automated operations for both service and network; 2. Highly converged BSS/OSS for business and resources; 3. Highly merged management and control for real-time cloud native operations.
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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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