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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.
Charter Launches 5G Field Trials
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2/16/2017  |  6 comments
In a surprise move, Charter CEO Tom Rutledge used the company's Q4 earnings call to announce new 5G plans.
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.
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.
Nokia Pitches Its Broadband Gear at Mobile Operators
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2/14/2017  |  Post a comment
Nokia evolves its broadband access gear to encompass mobile front haul and backhaul transport as well as consumer and enterprise services.
Infinera Launches Mobile Transport Products
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2/14/2017  |  Post a comment
Infinera has added new products designed to deliver fronthaul and backhaul transport options for mobile operators.
Could Trump Give a Boost to German Broadband?
Morris Lore  | 
2/1/2017  |  1 comment
A deal involving T-Mobile could help Deutsche Telekom to fund broadband improvements in its heartlands.
Intelsat's 33e Enter Satellite Service
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1/30/2017  |  Post a comment
Intelsat 33e, the second of the Intelsat Epic high-throughput satellites, successfully completed all in-orbit testing and entered service on January 29.
Light Reading's BCE Takes the Telecom Revolution Back to Austin
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1/24/2017  |  1 comment
John Donovan, AT&T; Aamir Hussain, CenturyLink; and Ed Chan, Verizon, set to keynote at Light Reading's Big Communications Event, May 15-17.
Cable Has One Thing Verizon Needs
MariNation  | 
1/17/2017  |  7 comments
Verizon buying Comcast or Charter? Preposterous! Except...
Boingo: Prepping for Millions of Devices
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1/12/2017  |  2 comments
Boingo's CTO Derek Peterson discusses how wireless operators will address the needs of low-bandwidth and high-bandwidth apps at the same time.
Verizon Proves NG-PON2 Interoperability
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1/11/2017  |  Post a comment
An interop test conducted by Verizon demonstrates the possibility of using multiple vendors in concert for NG-PON2 deployments. It's an important step for NG-PON2's viability as an upgrade to current PON technology.
Welcome, Capex Disclosure Season
Shades of Ray  | 
1/5/2017  |  3 comments
We're about to find out what the major players are planning to spend on their networks in 2017.
Heavy Reading: 5G Disruption Details
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1/3/2017  |  Post a comment
Heavy Reading's Gabriel Brown details the 5G disruption expected for 2017 and beyond.
Huawei Upgrades MTN's Backhaul Network in Nigeria
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12/13/2016  |  Post a comment
Upgrade will enable MTN to provide 100Mbit/s mobile Internet access for users in Nigeria.
Eurobites: Over-the-Top Services Under the Cosh
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12/13/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telenor under suspicion; fund managers don't like BT/Ofcom separation; Mediaset shares soar on Vivendi rumors.
Verizon's Boston Smart Cities Pilot Begins
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12/9/2016  |  4 comments
With construction underway, Verizon expects to start collecting useful data from its Smart Cities pilot project in Boston before the end of the year.
5G on Track but Fragmentation Still a Concern
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12/8/2016  |  1 comment
Heavy Reading analyst highlights a few lingering worries about 5G fragmentation but says 5G standardization efforts remain on track.
Huawei Energy-Efficiency Standard Gets ITU Approval
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12/7/2016  |  Post a comment
After two years of debates and repeated demonstration, the ITU-T L.1350 standard has finally been established.
Telefónica Trials Nokia's XGS-PON With 5G in Mind
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12/1/2016  |  Post a comment
Telefónica prepares for 5G with successful test of Nokia's next-generation fiber technology XGS-PON.
FCC Prepares to Vote on Price Regulation
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11/16/2016  |  Post a comment
The FCC is set to vote this week on whether to impose new price controls on network connectivity for enterprise services, carrier backhaul and systems that include ATMs and credit card machines.
Arris CEO Hints at Wireless M&A – Could Ruckus Be a Target?
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11/3/2016  |  Post a comment
Arris may want to acquire wireless networking assets, and Ruckus just came up for sale.
Small Cell Connectivity Drives $1.5B Acquisition
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11/2/2016  |  Post a comment
Crown Castle's acquisition of FiberNet is all about getting additional fiber network assets that can hook up small cells.
Broadcom Bags Brocade for $5.9B
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11/2/2016  |  Post a comment
Broadcom to retain Brocade's Fibre Channel SAN Switching business and divest Brocade's IP Networking business, including recently acquired Ruckus Wireless.
Eurobites: Finns Put NB-IoT on Trial
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11/1/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: IoT in Ireland; KPN launches VoLTE service; UK pumps £1.9 billion into cybersecurity; did Trump ping Russia?
What Will Be The Most Expensive Element of 5G to Deploy?
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11/1/2016  |  Post a comment
There's no question that 5G networks will be both different from previous wireless networks, and challenging and expensive to deploy. But which element will cost the most to get done?
Is Brocade for Sale?
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10/31/2016  |  2 comments
Broadcom is a possible suitor in a deal that could close this week.
Uniti Has Massive Fiber Buildout Plans
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10/27/2016  |  1 comment
New networks feature parallel conduits with 288-count fiber strands each to satisfy need for 5G, cloud-RAN network of the future.
Next-Gen Calix OLT Gives Verizon an Edge
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10/26/2016  |  Post a comment
New Calix E9-2 product supports NG-PON2 and combines OLT with network aggregation and service edge functions.
Sprint: Revenue up 3%, Capex Will Rise Again
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10/25/2016  |  7 comments
Sprint execs explain why the operator's capex is so low right now, while CEO says AT&T-TW deal makes Sprint more 'strategic.'
Ericsson Swings to First Net Loss in 4 Years
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10/21/2016  |  Post a comment
Sales and earnings declines amid weak market conditions have taken a heavy toll on the Swedish vendor.
Mainly-Mobile VimpelCom Has Big Fixed Plans
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10/20/2016  |  1 comment
The emerging-markets operator is looking to a plethora of technologies to reinvigorate its business.
Broadband Aloft Can Connect 1 Billion
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10/19/2016  |  3 comments
Project Loon aims to connect 1 billion in rural areas using high altitude balloons, free space optics and tunable spectrum technology.
Comba Rides Virtualization Wave to the Edge
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10/14/2016  |  2 comments
A Hong Kong antenna specialist is making waves in the field of mobile edge computing.
Fixed Wireless Revival: Windstream Eyes New Multi-Megabit Markets in US
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10/11/2016  |  1 comment
Windstream to extend 39GHz last-mile fixed wireless broadband in up to 72 markets in the US.
The Impact of the Web-Scale Giants
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10/5/2016  |  2 comments
The web-scale Internet companies are having a significant influence on the telecom infrastructure equipment and services sector in a number of different ways, explains Heavy Reading Chief Analyst Patrick Donegan.
AT&T Claims 'Breakthrough' With New Power Line Delivery Tech for 4G, 5G
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9/20/2016  |  15 comments
The signal rises alongside power lines using tiny plastic antennas.
Sprint CEO: We'll Lease Spectrum as Soon as Possible
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9/20/2016  |  6 comments
Spectrum rules all, as Sprint CEO talks leasing, 5G and deploying tens of thousands of new radios on the network.
Comcast Will Go Wireless in 2017
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9/20/2016  |  7 comments
Comcast will take its first step toward becoming a wireless carrier in 2017 with a network that combines Verizon cellular assets and Comcast's own WiFi hotspots.
ETSI Gets Edgy About Mobile
Prime Reading  | 
9/19/2016  |  2 comments
Interest is growing in the potential of mobile edge computing. But will it live up to its promise?
Now for Something Completely Different: Interconnect Based on Quantum Dots
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9/16/2016  |  1 comment
A new 200Gbit/s optical transceiver from Ranovus is based on quantum dot lasers that can emit multiple wavelengths simultaneously.
Don't Put a Cap on Capex Just Yet
Prime Reading  | 
9/15/2016  |  5 comments
Vendor forecasts suggest capex spending in the telecom sector is still headed up, up and away.
DASAN, Zhone Merge for Ultra-Broadband Battle
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9/12/2016  |  4 comments
South Korea's DASAN Networks and Zhone have merged in an effort to take on the gigabit broadband equipment sector's big hitters, but the new company has its work cut out.
DASAN Networks, Zhone Complete Merger
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9/12/2016  |  Post a comment
DASAN Networks and Zhone have merged to form a new player in the broadband equipment market, DASAN Zhone Solutions Inc.
Sprint Ups the 4G Speed Ante to 230 Mbit/s
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8/30/2016  |  3 comments
Three carrier aggregation move is key building block on the road to 5G, says Sprint COO Technology Gunter Ottendorfer.
LR Poll: Will Backhaul Be 5G's Bogeyman?
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8/24/2016  |  4 comments
In our latest poll, backhaul was cited as the most likely cause of 5G bottlenecks.
InfoVista Bulks Up With $45M Acquisition of Ascom's Network Testing Unit
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8/22/2016  |  1 comment
French network performance assurance specialist is buying Ascom's TEMS unit in a $45 million deal that will nearly double its sales.
Adtran CEO: Broadband Boom Is Back
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8/9/2016  |  Post a comment
5G, IoT and virtualization all factor into another golden age ahead for faster broadband speeds.
Facebook Opens 'Area 404' Hardware Lab
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8/3/2016  |  2 comments
Consolidates multiple labs from around the world for easy collaboration on networking, connectivity, VR and other projects.
Waters Leaves Level 3 for Zayo
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8/1/2016  |  1 comment
CTO leaves after 18 years at Level 3 to report to Zayo CEO and Chairman Dan Caruso, a former Level 3 executive.
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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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YouTube Takes on Facebook Live-Streaming

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Popular 'YouTubers' will be the first to get the new service on their smartphones. You have been warned.
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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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Zuckerberg Tries Out the Oculus Rift VR Glove

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Facebook CEO shows off a new way to interact with the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset: an Oculus glove.
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Huawei Digital Transformation Forum 2017

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Here's a preview of the upcoming Huawei Digital Transformation Forum taking place in Barcelona with trending telecom topics like cloud, IoT, 5G and much more!
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Dan Sahar of Qwilt on Open Edge Cloud Platform

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Dan Sahar, Qwilt's co-founder, sits down with Steve Saunders of Light Reading for a conversation about Qwilt's Open Edge Cloud platform and the new role of service providers in application and content delivery.
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ZeroStack's 'Self-Driving Cloud'

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Its Z-Brain tech automates day-to-day management and long-term planning for hybrid clouds.
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Nominum's Craig Sprosts on DNS & Cybersecurity Trends

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Nominum's Craig Sprosts talks about the fast-changing landscape of cybersecurity with Steve Saunders of Light Reading. Sprosts touches on the trend of the rise of ransomwares, rivals of IoT base attacks, and mobile network security. He also discusses the realization of the importance of IoT security after a recent cyber attack that paralyzed several major ...
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China Moves Towards Mixed Ownership of Telcos

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Chinese authorities are promoting new ownership models in order to raise capital.
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What to Expect at MWC 2017

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5G is set to dominate as the key buzz term at this year's Mobile World Congress but there are other pressing 4G matters to address.
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Versa: A Lot More Than SD-WAN

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Kelly Ahuja, the new CEO of Versa Networks, speaks with Steve Saunders of Light Reading about how Versa offers much more than just SD-WAN, and its plan to grow market adoption in 2017.
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