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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
News Analysis  | 
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  |  10 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
News Analysis  | 
10/16/2017  |  1 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
News Analysis  | 
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
News Analysis  | 
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
News Analysis  | 
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
News Analysis  | 
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'
News Analysis  | 
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
News Analysis  | 
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
News Analysis  | 
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
News Wire Feed  | 
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
News Analysis  | 
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
News Analysis  | 
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
News Wire Feed  | 
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
News Analysis  | 
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.
Automation, IP & the New Network Edge
MariNation  | 
8/2/2017  |  2 comments
A talk with Cisco opens questions about the future of the network edge: Who controls it? Who pays for it?
Charter Rebuffs Sprint, Still a SoftBank Target?
News Analysis  | 
7/31/2017  |  Post a comment
After cable giant rebuffs efforts by SoftBank's Son to be acquired and merged with Sprint, a direct acquisition is still rumored.
Edge Computing: AT&T's Next Big Play?
News Analysis  | 
7/24/2017  |  3 comments
CTO says mobile operators are uniquely positioned to deliver the distributed cloud computing power next-gen apps will require.
CBNL: 5G Backhaul Pain Can Be Microwave's Gain
News Analysis  | 
7/24/2017  |  Post a comment
The arrival of 5G services will add to the pressure on backhaul networks. Could the poor availability of low-cost fiber be an opportunity for a small UK microwave player?
Crown Castle Sticks to Fiber Diet With $7.1B Lightower Deal
News Analysis  | 
7/19/2017  |  Post a comment
Towers company doubles its fiber footprint with latest takeover as it looks to provide backhaul capabilities for its small cell platform.
Comcast Accelerates Into 15 IoT Markets
News Analysis  | 
7/18/2017  |  7 comments
From zero to 15 IoT markets in nine months.
DT: Fiber Regulation Could Hinder 5G Rollout
News Analysis  | 
7/14/2017  |  Post a comment
Germany's biggest operator warns government that regulation of new infrastructure could hinder investment just days after authorities say they expect telcos to increase fiber investments for 5G purposes.
Eurobites: We're Watching You, Ofcom Tells Openreach
News Analysis  | 
7/13/2017  |  5 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Openreach tests 25G/100G symmetric PON prototype with Huawei; Deutsche Telekom enters network-sharing agreement with EWE; Colt teams up with Equinix.
Germany Urges Telcos to Up Fiber Game for 5G
News Analysis  | 
7/13/2017  |  Post a comment
A new 5G strategy plan from Germany's government warns that massive investments will be needed to support 5G and urges telcos to step up to the challenge.
Eurobites: Nokia Teams With Telkom for G.fast Trial
News Analysis  | 
7/4/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telecom Italia opts for Cisco kit in metro upgrade; Net Insight disappoints in Q2; Paris Court of Appeal backs regulator in Free-Orange costs dispute.
Bright Lights, Smart City: A 'Street Furniture' Exploration
MariNation  | 
6/30/2017  |  8 comments
Street furniture is the new telephone pole.
Ethernity Raises £15M From London IPO
News Analysis  | 
6/29/2017  |  2 comments
With its eye on the SDN and NFV markets, FPGA-based processor specialist raises £15 million as it joins London's Alternative Investment Market (AIM).
Orange Gears Up for Gruelling Tour de France Test
News Analysis  | 
6/29/2017  |  2 comments
Covering the 21-stage Tour de France is no small undertaking for Orange.
AT&T Sets XGS-PON Trial for 2017
News Wire Feed  | 
6/28/2017  |  Post a comment
Move to test symmetrical 10-Gig XGS-PON is part of carrier's Open Access Strategy.
Vodafone UK Turns Mobile Network Guns on BT/EE
News Analysis  | 
6/28/2017  |  Post a comment
The UK mobile operator is trying to quash the perception that it lags BT/EE on mobile network performance.
Calix Gambles on a Software-Defined Reboot
Prime Reading  | 
6/28/2017  |  Post a comment
Having invested big bucks to become a software company, Calix seems poised for a major payday and a chance to box with the big boys in access networking.
Lightower Focusing on East Coast Cable Landings
News Wire Feed  | 
6/21/2017  |  Post a comment
Company pledging to increase fiber connectivity to cable landing stations on the US Eastern Coast.
Infinera's Metro Power Play
News Analysis  | 
6/13/2017  |  Post a comment
Optical vendor beefs up the metro platform it brought on board with the Transmode acquisition and says there are still plans to add PIC technology to the XTM system.
Telia Carrier Expands in Portland
News Wire Feed  | 
6/6/2017  |  Post a comment
Two new points of presence in Portland expand reach to reduce latency and add network diversity in key region.
Eurobites: Vivendi Chief Adds Top Job at Telecom Italia
News Analysis  | 
6/2/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica trumps The Donald on climate change commitment; MegaFon rides the rails; Elisa joins Tampere smart city project; Google fine imminent?
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