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By Iain Morris, News Editor, 2/26/2017
BARCELONA -- Mobile World Congress 2017 -- Australia's Telstra has handed Ericsson a major optical network contract as part of a A$3 billion ($2.3 billion) network ...
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 2/22/2017
Ericsson will be showing off millimeter wave (mmWave) 5G technology designed to work in the 28GHz band at Mobile World Congress next week.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 2/16/2017
AT&T's new work with Broadcom is all about speed -- as in speeding up the process of hardware innovation to support the software innovation already underway. (See ...
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By Brian Santo, Senior editor, Test & Measurement / Components, Light Reading, 2/14/2017
Integrated Device Technology is acquiring GigPeak for approximately $250 million in cash, buying itself a position in the optical interconnect business.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 2/13/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia focuses on private mobile networks; exec changes at Telia; ARM sales up under SoftBank; Sparkle wins Czech research ...
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By Brian Santo, Senior editor, Test & Measurement / Components, Light Reading, 2/9/2017
IBM Research and Ericsson said they have created a compact, silicon-based millimeter wave (mmWave) phased array antenna operating at 28 GHz.
By Brian Santo, Senior editor, Test & Measurement / Components, Light Reading, 2/9/2017
Intel chief executive Brian Krzanich went to the White House Wednesday to announce that Intel will resume construction on Fab 42, the factory it began building in ...
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By Brian Santo, Senior editor, Test & Measurement / Components, Light Reading, 1/27/2017
Toshiba today said it is looking to somehow split off the memory portion of its semiconductor business. The company said it hasn't made any decisions on any of the ...
By Brian Santo, Senior editor, Test & Measurement / Components, Light Reading, 1/27/2017
Intel reported record revenue for both its fourth quarter and its fiscal 2016, which should ease the minds of its most pessimistic followers for perhaps a week or ...
By Brian Santo, Senior editor, Test & Measurement / Components, Light Reading, 1/26/2017
Ixia is proclaiming a 400 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) technology first, with the test system specialist claiming to have aggregated eight 56 Gbit/s channels using PAM-4 ...
By Brian Santo, Senior editor, Test & Measurement / Components, Light Reading, 1/26/2017
Qualcomm reported $5.9 billion in revenue in its first quarter ended December 31, 2016, up $224 million year-over-year. Of course, the deteriorating relationship with ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 1/24/2017
At most companies, a line-up of exploding products and a bribery scandal engulfing a senior executive would exact a heavy financial toll. But not at Samsung.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 1/23/2017
Vodafone has announced the launch of a commercial NB-IoT service in Spain as it races to close the gap with rival technologies Sigfox and LoRa.
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4.5G Evolution: Peter Zhou on Advanced MIMO Technologies & 5G Business Prep

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In the process of service transformation, operators need to catch three major opportunities and start deploying in 4.5G networks, such as video, household broadband access and digital transformation of vertical industries. 5G is coming. Operators don't need to wait for it to happen but should progressively deploy 4.5G networks by introducing 5G-oriented ...
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Software Trends in the Telecom Sector

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Heavy Reading senior analyst James Crawshaw talks with Telecoms.com Editorial Director Scott Bicheno about trends and developments in the telecoms software sector and what to expect at MWC 2017.
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Huawei's Pre-MWC Analyst Briefing 2017 Highlights

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MWC17: 5G, Cloud RAN & More

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Ovum Senior Analyst Julian Bright talks to Scott Bicheno from Telecoms.com about all things MWC, including Cloud RAN, Huawei's pitch to the industry and the road to 5G.
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5G, AI, VR... these are just some of the two-letter terms that will dominate show-floor chat at MWC 2017 in Barcelona, according to these two blow-hards (a.k.a. Scott Bicheno of Telecoms.com and Light Reading's Ray Le Maistre). And then there's PB...
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Key Trends for Mobile Operators in Developing Markets

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Ovum's Matthew Reed talks to Scott Bicheno from Telecoms.com about the challenges and opportunities facing mobile operators in the developing markets of Africa and the Middle East.
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AT&T ECOMP (Enhanced Control, Orchestration, Management and Policy) code is transitioning into the Linux Foundation for placement into open source. In this video, Carol Wilson provides an update on the maturation of open source ECOMP and meets with industry leaders from AT&T, Bell Canada, Orange, Linux Foundation and Amdocs to discuss what this means for the ...
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Uber & NASA Collaborate on Flying Car Project

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