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By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 6/17/2019
New unit, branded as OnTech Smart Services, provides pro installs for range of connected retail products and debuts about three years after its EchoStar division shut down a DIY smart home and security service.
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 6/17/2019
Apple will use Qualcomm modems for 5G initially, but it is expected to deliver its own 5G modem by 2022 or 2023, according to a financial analyst watching the space.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 6/17/2019
Expanding on its accessibility capabilities, Comcast has added a feature to its X1 video service that enables people with physical disabilities to navigate the service with only their eyes.
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By Robert Clark, 6/17/2019
Huawei's founder says revenues will be lower than previously expected in the short term, due to pressure exerted by the US, but that it will be ready to grow again from 2021.
By Mike Dano, Editorial Director, 5G & Mobile Strategies, 6/17/2019
Cisco's Jonathan Davidson is the chief executive of the company's service provider business. During the company's Cisco Live event, he offered some commentary on how Cisco is looking at the nascent but potentially explosive 5G opportunity, and how that might play into Cisco's business, including its SD-WAN activities.
By Mike Dano, Editorial Director, 5G & Mobile Strategies, 6/17/2019
Sure you could deliver 5G using regular stuff like macro cell towers and small cells. But if you're really cool, you'd use balloons, blimps or drones.
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By Iain Morris, International Editor, 6/17/2019
Nordic vendors scoop up a decent share of core network expansion in the first set of 5G-related core contracts awarded by China Mobile, with Huawei predictably emerging as the big winner from this round.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 6/17/2019
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Airtel Africa sets price for London IPO; Truespeed plans residential Ethernet 10Gbit/s service; Prysmian lands UK deal with CityFibre.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 6/17/2019
At the AI Summit in London, Tractica Principal Analyst Mark Beccue says the telecom vendor community is getting its story together on the use of artificial intelligence tools and the link to 5G network slicing.
By Phil Harvey, US Bureau Chief, 6/14/2019
Bill Walker, a senior-level executive working on the carrier's cloud, NFV and SDN efforts, has left. No word yet on his next move.
By Iain Morris, International Editor, 6/14/2019
The Chinese equipment vendor is redesigning optical systems to use 'second-best' components, says analyst at MKM Partners.
By Phil Harvey, US Bureau Chief, 6/14/2019
The way to defend against DDoS and other attacks is changing, says Nokia's Craig Labovitz. That's because the Internet is getting bigger and smaller at the same time.
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XENOTIME Threat Actor Laying the Groundwork to Disrupt Utilities
Larry Loeb, Author, 6/17/2019
Malware targets Schneider Electric's Triconex safety instrumented system.
Are US & UK Firms Keeping up With 'Best Practice' Password Management?
Larry Loeb, Author, 6/14/2019
Companies think that they are much safer than their actual password practices ...
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Better Broadband Gets Better Scores for USDA Funding
Alison Diana, Editor, Broadband World News, 6/17/2019
The US Department of Agriculture gives high points to those operators providing ...
BBWN Bites: Verizon Shoots, Scores With NBA Fiber Network Deal
Alison Diana, Editor, Broadband World News, 6/17/2019
Verizon will deploy a high-speed video network that connects 29 National ...
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By Simon Stanley, 1/2/2019
Developing an open architecture for domain-specific accelerators could empower service providers to accelerate edge computing and related applications.
CORD and VCO: Paths to the Next Generation Central Office
March 2019
The CORD AND VCO Report examines the NGCO phenomenon, prominently including the progress of CORD and the emergence of VCO as operator open-source reference designs
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An SD-WAN Overview: Issues and Prospects
February 2019
An SD-WAN Overview: Issues and Prospects provides an overview and reviews significant issues in relation to the emergence of SD-WAN. It looks at the meaning of SD-WAN, its major drivers and benefits, and the structure of the market and its participants – especially between software and hardware vendors and service providers (SPs).
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The Rise of PAM4 and 64QAM: A Competitive Analysis of Optical Modules & Components
February 2019
The Rise of PAM4 and 64QAM: A Competitive Analysis of Optical Modules & Components identifies key networking, optical module, and semiconductor technologies, and details their application to 25G, 100G, 200G, 400G, and 600G ports, identifying and analyzing the full spectrum of vendors developing optical modules and components.
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Prime Reading
Huawei Has Billions Riding on Claim to Be 5G Patents Powerhouse
Iain Morris , International Editor , 4/2/2019
As both a licensor and licensee of cellular technology, Huawei has more at stake ...
Europe's Big Telcos Are Getting Edgy About 5G
Iain Morris , International Editor , 3/13/2019
Virtual dodgeball will not happen unless operators cut mobile latency, but that ...
Open Conflict Over Open RAN
Iain Morris , International Editor , 2/14/2019
Accusations that big kit vendors tried to throttle developments show open RAN ...
Not Business as Usual: Open Source Changes IT Operations
Mitch Wagner , Executive Editor, Light Reading , 1/11/2019
Open source doesn't just change software: It changes how IT does its job.
CxO Spotlight - Executive Interviews
Google continues to make progress with its Android TV Operator tier, with a reported 140 service providers on board worldwide. Now it appears that Google's success in ...
Zone TV, a provider of digital, niche-oriented programming, is branching out.
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