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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
News Analysis  | 
11/27/2017  |  4 comments
First commercial edge data center deployments likely for Crown Castle in 2018.
Charter Plans In-Home Small Cell Gateway
News Analysis  | 
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
News Analysis  | 
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
News Analysis  | 
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
News Analysis  | 
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
News Analysis  | 
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
News Analysis  | 
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
News Analysis  | 
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
News Analysis  | 
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
News Analysis  | 
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
News Analysis  | 
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
News Analysis  | 
9/11/2017  |  2 comments
Latest plans by Germany's biggest cable operator add to the broadband pressure on incumbent operator Deutsche Telekom.
Radisys Launches MobilityEngine RAN Software
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9/7/2017  |  Post a comment
CellEngine product line is evolving into a portfolio of dis-aggregated RAN software solutions to support transition 5G.
CenturyLink, Vnomic Accelerate Enterprise Road to HANA
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9/7/2017  |  Post a comment
Telco is working with the application automation vendor to help enterprises upgrade to SAP HANA – and to convince them they need to do so sooner rather than later.
Eurobites: Juniper Lands NFV Gig at Liberty Global
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9/5/2017  |  Post a comment

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: TalkTalk considers withdrawal from mobile; BICS boosts French backhaul; Ericsson teams up with NexGuard for video watermarking.

Converging the Access Network
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
9/1/2017  |  1 comment
Fiber is making a comeback and converged access infrastructure is helping to push the market collectively towards 5G and other services.
Deutsche Telekom Touts Europe's First '5G' Connection
News Analysis  | 
9/1/2017  |  6 comments
German telecom incumbent uses pre-5G technology on a commercial network in a demonstration that hints at future plans.
Bouygues Boasts Biggest Mobile Gains in France
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8/31/2017  |  Post a comment
Telco division of French industrial group claims to have beaten its rivals on mobile customer growth over the most recent six quarters.
Intracom Telecom Targets US Market
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8/30/2017  |  Post a comment
Struts its stuff at MWC Americas.
Eurobites: DT Defends Vectoring, Slams Vodafone
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8/25/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telekom Austria buys Swiss cloud provider Exoscale; Russians warm to pricier devices; Telenor downbeat on 5G; Sequans makes AT&T inroads.
China Telecom Plans Commercial 5G Trials in 2019
News Analysis  | 
8/23/2017  |  Post a comment
Chinese operator says it will start commercial trials of 5G in 2019 as it reports growth in sales and profits for the first half of the year.
Eurobites: Vodafone, BT Eye Joint Fiber Rollout – Report
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8/23/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT to spend another £17.6 million on Cornish broadband; Nokia launches another 5G initiative; Sweden's Com Hem makes smart home move.
Eurobites: Zayo Lines Up New Euro Boss After Kane Quits
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8/22/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia lands managed services deal in Denmark; Avaaz hits out at Murdoch's bid for Sky; Orange aims to go greener in Africa.
Hot Air: UK 5G Spectrum Dispute
Morris Lore  | 
8/21/2017  |  2 comments
A spectrum dispute between BT and 3 seems unlikely to hinder the UK's digital competitiveness in the 5G era.
Huawei Unveils X-Haul
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8/14/2017  |  Post a comment
Huawei launches a 5G-oriented, multi-technology transport solution that covers next-generation fronthaul and backhaul requirements.
DT to Ramp Up FTTH Capex Starting in 2019
News Analysis  | 
8/3/2017  |  Post a comment
German incumbent will start to spend more heavily on an FTTH rollout in 2019, CFO tells analysts.
Arris Sees Ruckus Deal Slip to Q4
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8/3/2017  |  Post a comment
Arris now predicts it will close on its acquisition of Ruckus Wireless in early Q4, but the status of the related Broadcom/Brocade transaction keeps the deal in doubt.
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