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By Iain Morris, International Editor, 9/21/2018
Demonstrated with gusto at Vodafone's headquarters this week, holographic calling might just be the killer application that 5G craves.
By Light Reading, 9/21/2018
Qualcomm, Panasonic and Ford recently demonstrated 'cellular vehicle-to-everything' or C-V2X, which allows vehicles to remain in real-time communication with their environment. Light Reading's younger, frumpier sister site, TU-Automotive, took a ride to see the technology up close. Some say this new tech has the potential to reduce motor vehicles accidents by 80%.
By Iain Morris, International Editor, 9/20/2018
UK mobile operator plans a 5G launch in cities and rural areas next year and aims to have 1,000 5G sites in operation by 2020.
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By Serge Melle, Contributing Author, 9/20/2018
Coherent DSPs for 400Gbit/s and beyond could be the catalyst for a re-shaping of the optical vendor landscape, believes Serge Melle.
By Iain Morris, International Editor, 9/17/2018
Chinese vendor fails to make 5G inroads with SK Telecom, but a reliable source plays down security concerns and points out that Huawei has not previously worked with the South Korean telco.
By Gagandeep Kaur, Contributing Editor, 9/17/2018
India's Department of Telecoms has reportedly excluded Chinese vendors from a list of companies invited to participate in the development of 5G use cases.
By Mitch Wagner, Executive Editor, Light Reading, 9/14/2018
Metamako deal brings FPGA networking technology and with founders who have backgrounds in ultra-low latency hardware, software and algorithmic trading.
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By Iain Morris, News Editor, 9/13/2018
The days of prying open the back of your phone and fiddling around with tweezers may be coming to an end. But what would the end of the physical SIM mean for the average telco?
By Iain Morris, International Editor, 9/11/2018
US service provider will now spend $7 billion with Europe's two main network equipment vendors on the rollout of 5G services.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 9/7/2018
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EU approves Apple's acquisition of Shazam; Deutsche Telekom's data fortress; streaming piracy plagues soccer World Cup.

By Simon Stanley, 9/7/2018
Respondents to Heavy Reading's Multicore Processor and Switch Survey consider programmability as the most important differentiator in switch functions.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 9/5/2018
While still unconfirmed, Chinese government plans to merge the country's number two and three mobile operators would be regrettable.
By Iain Morris, International Editor, 9/5/2018
Swedish equipment vendor prefers the alternatives to a couple of long-standing partners in a 5G setting, and adds new features to its '5G-ready' baseband platform.
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Cloudflare Looks to Take the Pain Out of DNSSEC Protocol Adoption
Larry Loeb, Author, 9/21/2018
Uptake of the newer DNSSEC protocol has been slow, but a new tool from Cloudflare ...
Xbash Malware: Dangerous Mix of Threats
Jeffrey Burt, Editor & Journalist, 9/21/2018
The Xbash malware includes ransomware and cryptomining functions as well as ...
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In-Home Broadband Is Key Selling Point in T-Mobile/Sprint Deal
Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 9/21/2018
Companies claim that the 5G network resulting from the proposed merger will ...
As Remote PHY Nears, No Time to Spare
Jim Walsh, Marketing Manager, Viavi Solutions, 9/20/2018
As MSOs add networking equipment to support the growing number of node counts, ...
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CEO Interview: Huawei's Eric Xu
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Light Reading spent face-to-face time with Huawei CEO Eric Xu at Mobile World ...
G.fast Could Use a Boost
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Technological progress will vastly improve the capability of G.fast technology ...
Leading Lights 2016: The Finalists
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-Chief , 4/20/2016
Light Reading is proud to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights ...
Vendor CEO Comp: Cashing In, Cashing Out
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Glenn Lurie, CEO of software platform provider Synchronoss Technologies, has his work cut out for him. He's helping carriers navigate several possible growth opportunities, like IoT, messaging and personal cloud services. Check out this interview where Lurie discusses the company's newest partnership with AT&T and new proof-of-concept with a blockchain-based mobile payments service.
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