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By Iain Morris, News Editor, 2/12/2018
"As we know, there are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 2/6/2018
Heavy Reading Principal Analyst Gabriel Brown believes this year's MWC in Barcelona will witness a deep dive into 'Phase II' 5G tech developments such as network slicing.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 2/5/2018
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT sanguine over Premier League soccer rights; new faces at MVNO Europe; another deal for Digpro.
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 1/30/2018
T-Mobile said today it will move to 100% renewable electricity by 2021 and became the first US telecom operator to join RE100, a global corporate collaborative of ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 1/29/2018
Nokia sounded the bell for round one of the pre-MWC 2018 media coverage joust with the unveiling of a new dedicated 5G infrastructure chipset, dubbed (thrillingly!) ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 1/16/2018
Verizon today joins the ONAP as a platinum member, giving that open source effort yet more credibility in its goal of creating a single telecom industry approach to ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 12/13/2017
PRAGUE, 12/13/2017 – Following his 5G-focused presentation at Light Reading's 2020 Vision Executive Summit in Prague, Heavy Reading analyst Gabriel Brown gives a down-to-earth overview on where the industry is right now in terms of bringing early 5G technology and services to market.
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By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 11/22/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson cuts jobs in Finland; Deutsche Telekom cozies up to Netflix; Swisscom addresses online customer security; the smart ...
By Craig Matsumoto, Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading, 10/27/2017
Ericsson reportedly has a second major carrier going live with cloud and NFV infrastructure, but the company snaring bragging rights out of the deal is SDN startup ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 10/5/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange trials LTE-M; Telenor creates cloud unit with Cisco; Ekinops completes OneAccess buy.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 9/13/2017
With MWC Americas now up and running, and seemingly buzzing, the 5G announcement floodgates have opened, with all manner of vendors and their operator friends ...
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 9/5/2017
Sprint has laid out its NFV strategy with a new virtualized core and new vendors Metaswitch and Mavenir, as the operator looks to scale and add services as its 4G ...
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 8/24/2017
Mobile core virtualization startup Affirmed believes that the lack of network automation in today's carrier networks is becoming a stifling impediment to the ...
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Amazon Launches Repository for Open Source Serverless Code
Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 2/22/2018
Users and developers can share code for machine learning, image processing, ...
Google Launches Global IoT Connectivity
Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 2/22/2018
Cloud IoT Core, a managed service to help enterprises connect up millions of ...
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Deutsche Telekom Demos 5G Interop in Germany
Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 2/22/2018
Along with partners Huawei and Intel, Deutsche Telekom has proven out 5G ...
Hey Watson: Vodafone Makes First 5G Call
Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 2/21/2018
Using Huawei's Radio Access Network equipment, Vodafone made the first 5G call in ...
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The hype surrounding 5G reached fever pitch at the recent Mobile World Congress, ...
Telefónica CTO: It's Time for Unica Phase II
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After a year of tough lessons, the Tier 1 operator is moving forward with its SDN ...
Validating Nokia's IP Routing & Mobile Gateway VNFs
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Two of Nokia's key virtual network functions (VNFs) have been put through their ...
EXCLUSIVE! NFV Interop Evaluation Results
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