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Has Europe Switched to a Fiber Diet? Not Yet...
Shades of Ray  | 
2/15/2018  |  8 comments
The European region, including Russia, has experienced two years of 20%+ growth in FTTH/B connections but many markets still haven't really woken up.
Altice Champions NG-PON2 for 5G Fronthaul
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2/14/2018  |  Post a comment
International operator believes the emerging fiber access broadband technology will be needed to support a disaggregated radio access network once 5G is deployed.
Orange's 5G Plan: Definitely, Maybe
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2/12/2018  |  2 comments
France's biggest service provider is preparing to roll out 5G networks despite the uncertainties it faces.
Huawei's $800M 5G Budget Piles Pressure on Ericsson, Nokia
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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.
Verizon, Calix Roll Out Commercial NG-PON 2
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1/30/2018  |  5 comments
First-scale deployment is happening in Tampa, Fla., using Calix gear and software.
T-Mobile Joins 100% Renewable Gang
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1/30/2018  |  Post a comment
US mobile operator pledges to buy 100% of its electricity from wind farms by 2021.
Nokia Adds Extra Bite to Its 5G Pitch
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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.
Nokia Unveils End-to-End 5G Architecture
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1/29/2018  |  Post a comment
Nokia unveils its Future X network architecture for 5G that, it claims, will boost performance and cut costs.
Light Reading's Leading Lights 2018 Awards Program Is Now Open for Submissions
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1/26/2018  |  Post a comment
It's time to enter Light Reading's Leading Lights awards.
Sprint, Cox Go From Patent Suit to Partnership
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1/18/2018  |  1 comment
Sprint ends patent suit and gains opportunity to densify its network with access to Cox's wireline broadband infrastructure.
Sprint Teams Up with Cox to Boost Spectrum With Fiber
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1/18/2018  |  Post a comment
New deal between Sprint and Cox will help the wireless carrier densify its network to support small cell deployments and increased demand for wireless services.
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.
Rural Broadband: Help or Hoax?
Rewired  | 
1/9/2018  |  1 comment
Better Internet access for rural areas is getting a lot of attention from the Trump administration but the plan of action seems less than solid.
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.
Intel Capital Invests in Spectrum Efficiency Startup
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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.
Russia's MegaFon, Rostelecom Plot 5G Networks JV
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11/29/2017  |  Post a comment
Two of Russia's biggest operators say they could form a joint infrastructure venture to reduce the cost of building a 5G network.
BT Heads to Bristol As It Weighs 5G Plans, Costs
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11/29/2017  |  Post a comment
UK's first 'live' 5G trial in March 2018 in the progressive and tech-savvy UK city of Bristol will provide the UK operator with key insights into how to plan, run and cost a 5G network, says chief architect Neil McRae.
Crown Castle Eyes Edge Computing in 2018
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11/27/2017  |  4 comments
First commercial edge data center deployments likely for Crown Castle in 2018.
Charter Plans In-Home Small Cell Gateway
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11/21/2017  |  2 comments
Where there's a gateway, Charter wants to put a small cell too.
Eurobites: Liberty Global Looks to Get In On UK IT Services Action
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11/21/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Slovak Telekom goes with Netcracker for billing; DT teams up with Fraunhofer for IoT; Intracom backhauls video in Warsaw.
SK Telecom Boasts 5G-PON Deployment
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11/20/2017  |  Post a comment
South Korean operator says it has deployed a single PON system to support the transport of data to and from 5G and 4G radio access network locations.
DT Is Not Going Radio Gaga About 5G
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11/16/2017  |  Post a comment
Deutsche Telekom executive says 5G progress so far is largely about radio – and it shouldn't be.
Sprint's McClendon – Building for the Future, Learning From the Past
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11/16/2017  |  Post a comment
Sprint's Ginger McClendon talks about how the future of network design will evolve with the advent of 5G.
Broadband Fee Fight Gets Messy at the FCC
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11/10/2017  |  6 comments
With fiber deployments ratcheting up and 5G on the horizon, what's the right model for charging fees to install telecom equipment in public rights-of-way? The FCC wants to figure it out fast.
Facebook's TIP Expands Its Influence, Except in the US
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11/9/2017  |  2 comments
The Telecom Infra Project is moving into areas such as AI and network slicing, as founder Facebook pushes universal connectivity.
Ciena Powers Up at the Edge
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11/9/2017  |  Post a comment
New edge access and aggregation boxes promise greater capacity and future-proof path to adding compute power.
Ducting Disruption Fuels Fiber for Smart Cities
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11/7/2017  |  3 comments
How microducts and pushable fiber could make a difference in smart city connectivity.
Altice & Sprint Ink MVNO Deal
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11/6/2017  |  Post a comment
After the end of talks with T-Mobile, Sprint is now teaming up with Altice USA.
Sprint, Altice USA Announce Strategic MVNO Agreement
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11/5/2017  |  Post a comment
Under the terms of the agreement Altice USA will utilize Sprint's network to provide mobile voice and data services to its customers throughout the US.
New Event Tackles Critically Important 5G Transport Network
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10/30/2017  |  1 comment
Join us next week in NYC as Heavy Reading tackles key issues regarding how to connect radios, cell sites, controllers and edge data centers to services, content and applications.
Ericsson Is Building a DOCSIS Small Cell
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10/25/2017  |  Post a comment
The era of cable small cells is about to arrive.
Building the 5G Transport Network
Heavy Reading Blog  | 
10/25/2017  |  Post a comment
Next-gen wireless will require next-gen wireline fronthaul and backhaul solutions that must be put in place within the next 2 years.
Adtran & CCS Advance mmWave Backhaul
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10/25/2017  |  Post a comment
Self-organizing mmWave technology targets very dense 5G networks over both wireless MESH/SON and fixed NG-PON2 technologies.
Orange Polska: Fiber Plan Supports 5G Strategy
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10/24/2017  |  Post a comment
Polish operator and other service providers highlight the need for more advanced fixed-line infrastructure as they start to plan for the launch of 5G services.
Verizon & Vodafone Challenge NG-PON2 Vendors on Price
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10/24/2017  |  2 comments
Some of the world's largest service providers have complained that equipment costs for the emerging NG-PON2 standard remain far too high.
Cisco: Cable Nets Can Backhaul Small Cells
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10/18/2017  |  1 comment
What if DOCSIS networks could provide the backhaul capacity necessary for 4G and future 5G wireless networks?
SoftBank Enters Tower-Leasing Business in US
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10/18/2017  |  Post a comment
Japanese operator partners with Lendlease on a joint towers venture that says it is targeting $5 billion in infrastructure assets in the medium term.
Muni Policies Stymie Edge Computing
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10/17/2017  |  11 comments
Companies building out fiber networks to support intelligence closer to the customer face daunting processes, not to mention high prices for permits and access.
What to Watch for at Cable-Tec Expo
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10/16/2017  |  Post a comment
Cable access will be a big topic again, with DAAs, virtualization and managed WiFi all on the Cable-Tec docket.
UK Govt Finds Another £25M for 5G
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10/16/2017  |  Post a comment
Authorities in the UK will make awards of up to £5 million to parties that win an upcoming 'testbeds and trials' competition.
AT&T Hits Milestone on Software-Defined Access
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10/5/2017  |  2 comments
Operator releases hardware abstraction framework for XGS-PON into Open Networking Foundation, supporting multivendor OLTs.
DOJ Blesses CenturyLink, Level 3 Merger... With Conditions
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10/3/2017  |  Post a comment
CenturyLink has approval from the US Department of Justice to acquire Level 3, but it will have to divest itself of some of Level 3's nationwide fiber assets.
Vodafone Portugal to Boost FTTH Footprint With NOS Deal
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10/2/2017  |  Post a comment
Latest network-sharing deal in Europe will boost Vodafone Portugal's FTTH footprint by nearly 50%.
Edge Inertia Grips Telcos as Rival Interests Jockey for Position
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9/28/2017  |  4 comments
Growing interest in the potential of edge computing has yet to be matched by commercial activity on the telco side. In the meantime, the Internet companies are coming.
US, Europe to Spend $272B on Edge Computing by 2026 – Analyst
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9/26/2017  |  3 comments
Spending on edge computing will exceed that on 5G across Europe and the US between now and 2026.
UK Backhaul Regulation Will Hinder 5G, Say Telcos
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9/18/2017  |  Post a comment
The UK regulator's failure to open up BT's networks could have damaging consequences for the 5G market.
Europe's Backhaul Black Hole Looms Above 5G
Prime Reading  | 
9/18/2017  |  Post a comment
The poor availability of fiber for mobile backhaul spells trouble for some of Europe's biggest markets.
Vodafone UK Boss Slams Openreach 'Stranglehold'
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9/13/2017  |  Post a comment
Openreach's grip on the market and aversion to fiber has left the UK lagging other European countries in the digital economy, says Vodafone UK chief.
5G Volume Knob Cranked to 11
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9/13/2017  |  5 comments
That's one louder than ten, folks, as the likes of Telefónica, Nokia, Qualcomm, KDDI, Ericsson, LG U+, Huawei, Mavenir, Intel, Keysight, Cavium and more serve up a slew of 5G announcements.
Vodafone to Pump €2B Into German Gigabit Networks
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9/11/2017  |  2 comments
Latest plans by Germany's biggest cable operator add to the broadband pressure on incumbent operator Deutsche Telekom.
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