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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
News Analysis  | 
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  |  9 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
News Analysis  | 
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  |  3 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
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
News Analysis  | 
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
News Analysis  | 
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.
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