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By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 5/24/2017
Apple is asking the FCC for a license to test high-band millimeter wave technology in devices ahead of the anticipated launch of 5G networks using such technology ...
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 5/23/2017
AUSTIN, Texas -- Big Communications Event -- Sure, we know millimeter wave (mmWave) wireless broadband is fast, but is it easy enough for users to install themselves ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 5/23/2017
Finnish equipment vendor Nokia claims to have more than doubled the number of unit shipments at its small cells business last year thanks to surging interest in Asia ...
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By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 5/23/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT faces tax trouble in Brazil; Irish providers grab 3.6GHz spectrum; Iskratel excites the cable guys.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 5/12/2017
Shares in Deutsche Telekom have risen following speculation the German operator has kicked off fresh talks about a merger of its T-Mobile US subsidiary with ...
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 5/11/2017
Sprint's CTO, John Saw, says that the operator will start deploying "Gigabit LTE" across "major markets" this year, starting with New Orleans.
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 5/11/2017
Verizon has acquired Straight Path for $3.1 billion, beating AT&T in a bidding war for spectrum that could be used to deploy future fixed 5G services in the US.
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By Iain Morris, News Editor, 5/11/2017
Deutsche Telekom heralded growth at its German business for the first three months of the year, but it was the T-Mobile US subsidiary that continued to flatter the ...
By Gagandeep Kaur, Contributing Editor, 5/10/2017
Social networking giant Facebook has formed a partnership with India's largest service provider Bharti Airtel to launch as many as 20,000 WiFi hotspots as part of its ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 5/10/2017
US mobile operator Sprint appears to be eyeing a launch of 5G services based on 2.5GHz spectrum in the second half of 2019.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 5/9/2017
European operators have previously taken umbrage at suggestions they are lagging their US peers in the 5G race. A 5G standard does not even exist, Vodafone scoffed at ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 5/8/2017
Less than two weeks after the conclusion of the FCC's mandated quiet period, Comcast and Charter have forged an alliance to pursue collaborative technology ...
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 5/8/2017
Straight Path said Monday that it has received a revised bid of $3.1 billion from an unnamed bidder -- widely believed to be Verizon -- and that AT&T has until ...
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Following a recent board meeting, the New IP Agency (NIA) has a new strategy to help accelerate the adoption of NFV capabilities, explains the Agency's Founder and Secretary, Steve Saunders.
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One of the nice bits of my job (other than the teeny tiny salary, obviously) is that I get to pick and choose who I interview for this slot on the Light Reading home ...
TEOCO Founder and CEO Atul Jain talks to Light Reading Founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the challenges around cost control and service monetization in the mobile and IoT sectors.
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BT's McRae Sheds Light on 4K Strategy

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At Light Reading's Big Communications Event 2017 in Austin, Texas, BT Group's Chief Network Architect Neil McRae talks about what it took for BT to broadcast live sports in 4K. Catch up with all our BCE coverage at http://www.lightreading.com/bce.asp.
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How the NIA Aims to Advance NFV

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Following a recent board meeting, the New IP Agency (NIA) has a new strategy to help accelerate the adoption of NFV capabilities, explains the Agency's Founder and Secretary, Steve Saunders.
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Better Solutions That Address Growing Scale

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For Comcast, the X1 rollout and 17-fold increases in broadband speeds in the past 16 years are among factors driving the need for Energy 2020 solutions that reduce cost and consumption, says Mark Hess.
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Ethernity Network Delivers Instant Offloading of Network Functions With All-Programmable Intelligent NIC

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David Levi, CEO of Ethernity Networks, explains that programmability of the hardware makes the company's All-Programmable Intelligent NIC uniquely beneficial for communications service providers that need advanced data appliances with agile support of virtualization. Utilizing the company's patented network processing technology, Ethernity offers data path ...
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BCE 2017: Vodafone Gets Obsessed With Cloud-Native

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Vodafone's Matt Beal updates us on Project Ocean and explains why simple virtualization isn't enough of a goal for network transformation. Catch up with other BCE 2017 keynotes and news at http://www.lightreading.com/bce.asp.
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BCE 2017: Intel's Take on Network Transformation

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In this BCE 2017 keynote, Lynn Comp discusses Intel's vision for areas such as analytics, automation and service assurance. For more videos and BCE coverage, see http://www.lightreading.com/bce.asp.
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Order From Chaos: The Steve Saunders BCE Keynote

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Kicking off BCE 2017, Light Reading founder Steve Saunders lays blame for NFV's slow ramp-up and urges telecom to return to old-fashioned standards building and interoperability testing.
Think of this as the video sequel to the recent columns he's written about NFV and the prospect of a telecom app store. (See

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Service Provider Panel: Partnering in the Digital Era

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Coopetition has always been part of telecom, but the ecosphere now includes data centers, vendors, apps developers, cloud service providers and Internet content providers. This BCE 2017 panel explores the new attitudes among network operators as to the value and variety of ...
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Site Demo: AT&T's IoT Flow Platform

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At AT&T's R&D center in Tel Aviv, Israel, project leader Eyal Segev talks about the operator's Flow platform and how it helps to prototype IoT applications.
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Agent of Change: A Q&A With AT&T's John Donovan

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Carol Wilson talks with the man leading AT&T's transformation efforts about the challenge of change.
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BCE Service Provider Panel: The New Business Realities

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For virtualization to happen, the telecom industry first has to grapple with key functional aspects of SDN and NFV that need to be universal, such as onboarding of virtualized network functions and federation of software-defined networks.
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BCE Service Provider Keynote: CenturyLink

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Aamir Hussain leads the Product Development and Technology organization at CenturyLink, which includes the company's information technology function. He is an experienced senior technology executive with more than 25 years of proven success in the implementation of global technology operations, operationalization of complex technology, infrastructures and business ...
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Charting the CSP's Future
Six different communications service providers join to debate their visions of the future CSP, following a landmark presentation from AT&T on its massive virtualization efforts and a look back on where the telecom industry has been and where it's going from two industry veterans.