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Oscilloquartz Tackles 5G Network Timing
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6/19/2018  |  Post a comment
The latest grandmaster flash from ADVA's Oscilloquartz.
Parallel Wireless Founder Reflects on Tech
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6/13/2018  |  Post a comment
Parallel Wireless is focused on making networks more flexible under the guidance of Co-Founder and VP of Development Kaitki Agarwal, who shares her thoughts on the industry's most game-changing technologies – past, present and future – as well as offering advice for other female founders with a great idea.
5G Is Just a New Lick of Paint, Say Euro Telcos
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6/13/2018  |  1 comment
Likening 5G to the latest coat of gloss for Scotland's Forth Bridge will not leave investors on a paint-fumes high, but the analogy seems apt.
Will Trump Make a Deal With Huawei?
Jonestown  | 
6/11/2018  |  1 comment
After ZTE, could the Trump admin cut a similar deal with the larger Chinese vendor, Huawei?
Vodafone Grills Authorities for UK's 5G Lag
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6/5/2018  |  Post a comment
Short mobile masts, inability to access fiber networks and BT's market dominance remain regulatory bugbears for Vodafone as it prepares to roll out 5G services.
CenturyLink May Jump Into Europe's Merger Mania
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6/5/2018  |  Post a comment
Consolidation may have run its course in CenturyLink's US markets, but not in Europe, says the operator's EMEA president.
CableLabs Targets Mobile Backhaul Bounty
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6/4/2018  |  Post a comment
Pursuing another use for cable's DOCSIS-based HFC networks, CableLabs launches R&D lab for cell backhaul applications.
Trump Denies ZTE Deal, Faces Senate Backlash
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5/22/2018  |  9 comments
Trump says there is no new deal for ZTE, as Senate blocks him from making a new deal anyway.
Leading Lights 2018 Finalists: Most Innovative Mobile/Wireless Product or Service
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5/12/2018  |  Post a comment
Gigabit LTE, faster fixed wireless, AI and more all shine in this mobile product shortlist.
BT Kicks Off 5G Campaign With Plans for 2019 Launch
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5/11/2018  |  Post a comment
UK incumbent says it plans a commercial launch of 5G in the next 18 months and will focus initially on enhanced mobile broadband offerings.
MacNeil Brings Wholesale Swagger Back to FiberLight
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5/8/2018  |  1 comment
Veteran telecom exec will 'rebalance' the company to give more emphasis to the market for content, mobile backhaul and DCI.
Leading Lights 2018 Finalists: Most Innovative Telecoms Product
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5/8/2018  |  Post a comment
The shortlist for the Most Innovative Telecoms Product (Optical/IP/Carrier Ethernet/FTTH) category features 12 impressive contenders.
DT Poised for 5G Launch as Huawei Antennas Go Up in Berlin
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5/3/2018  |  Post a comment
German operator puts up 5G antennas in Berlin and now looks all set for a commercial 5G launch in the German capital.
Sprint Posts Upside Surprise as It Swaps CEOs
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5/2/2018  |  Post a comment
As Michel Combes gets ready to take over as new CEO.
Eurobites: Three UK Preps for 5G With Backbone Deal
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5/1/2018  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Facebook uses delaying tactics in data privacy case; former Autonomy exec convicted of fraud; paper planes fly as Russians protest blocking of Telegram app.
Can the 'New' T-Mobile Make America's Networks Great Again?
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4/30/2018  |  Post a comment
A US 5G lead, more jobs and cheaper services all sound good, if not bigly, but is it all just promises right now?
ZenFi & Cross River Fiber Merge
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4/24/2018  |  Post a comment
Combination unites two premier communications infrastructure providers in New York and New Jersey metro areas.
Indian Telcos to Ramp Up Network Investment in Next 2 Years
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4/19/2018  |  Post a comment
India's telcos have announced plans for a dramatic expansion of basestation infrastructure, but the network expansion will not be without challenges.
2 Cities Put Future of Wireless to the Test
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4/12/2018  |  1 comment
'Most of all, it took a lot of crazy.' Major telecom players are lining up to build city-scale testbeds for next-generation wireless technologies.
Optical on the Up: OFC 2018
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4/2/2018  |  2 comments
The optical community was buzzing at this year's OFC event, fueled in part by 5G expectations and developments from the likes of Ciena, Coriant, Infinera, Nokia and NeoPhotonics.
Charter Names Danny Bowman Chief Mobile Officer
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3/19/2018  |  Post a comment
Bowman's resume include executive positions at Samsung, Sprint, Nextel and more.
Leading Lights: Only Days Left to Enter!
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3/19/2018  |  Post a comment
Never mind the days, there are only HOURS remaining before the door closes on this year's Leading Lights awards deadline...
Smart Cities Need Smarter Pipes
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3/16/2018  |  Post a comment
Join us for a special Light Reading event – speakers include the CIO of New Orleans, Spectrum Enterprise (part of Charter Communications), Crown Castle and more.
An Optical Transport Vision for the Cloud, 5G Era
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3/14/2018  |  Post a comment
Optical networking technologies and architectures need to evolve to support the cloud and 5G era and China Telecom has three key projects that together meet this challenge and form the CTNet2025 plan.
China Telecom Eyes 2M+ Basestations for 5G
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3/14/2018  |  1 comment
Chinese operator believes it will need to deploy more than 2 million basestations to provide its 5G coverage as it appeals to the optical community for more innovation that can help support the expected 5G and cloud traffic loads.
Infinera Shifts Up a Gear With Its Latest Optical Engine
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3/12/2018  |  Post a comment
Vendor unveils the latest iteration of its Infinite Capacity Engine (ICE) and ramps up its R&D cycle.
Rumor Mill: SoftBank Still Eyeing Charter
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3/12/2018  |  4 comments
Take this one with a healthy grain of salt.
Clearfield Debuts Fiber Distribution Hub for Smaller Deployments
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3/7/2018  |  Post a comment
New 144-port count fiber cabinet is designed for cross-connect applications and smaller PON serving areas.
Telecom Italia to Spin Off Fixed Lines, Increase Automation
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3/7/2018  |  1 comment
Italian incumbent approves plan to legally separate its fixed-line business and says it will spend €12 billion over the next three years.
Mobile Is No Passing Fad for US Cable
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3/5/2018  |  Post a comment
Hello, can you hear me now?
SM-Optics Unveils FLEXSET Chip
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2/26/2018  |  Post a comment
The FLEXSET chip embeds multiple processing functions and is designed for metro optical micro nodes suitable for 5G transport applications.
HCL Unveils 5G Backhaul Modem for OEMs
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2/23/2018  |  Post a comment
New high-throughput backhaul modem runs on Xilinx MPSoC devices.
The Telecoms.com Podcast: A Little Ray of Sunshine
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2/20/2018  |  Post a comment
Ain't no sunshine when he's gone, so Ray's back with Scott to talk about full-on fiber and Nokia's tactical withdrawal from the digital health market.
Has Europe Switched to a Fiber Diet? Not Yet...
Shades of Ray  | 
2/15/2018  |  11 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  |  3 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.
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