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Cable 5G Transport Shows Promise & Complexity
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
12/14/2018  |  Post a comment
US cable providers are gearing up to play a crucial role by supporting transport of 5G communications, but their aspirations are clouded by the complexity of 5G itself.
Anti-Huawei Forces Focus on Sprint/T-Mobile Deal
The Philter  | 
12/14/2018  |  Post a comment
A new report suggests that the US is using its merger approval process to pressure Sprint and T-Mobile's parent companies to back away from Huawei.
Infinera Restructures as It Absorbs Coriant
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12/14/2018  |  1 comment
The optical networking vendor said in a filing with the SEC that it will take a charge against earnings related to severance and other related costs.
Full-Duplex DOCSIS Not One-Size-Fits-All
LRTV Interviews  | 
12/14/2018  |  Post a comment
Node+0 requirement of FDX is a deal-breaker for some MSOs, and could open the door to other, less-limiting alternatives, Daniel Etman, cable consultant at Switzerland-based Quickline, says.
CableLabs Open Source IoT Project Shoots for Scale
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12/14/2018  |  Post a comment
MSO-backed group sees no 'one clear winner' in LPWAN market.
Arista Extends Its Reach Into Containers
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12/14/2018  |  Post a comment
Networking containerized environments is tough; Arista wants to help.
WiCipedia: Hardwiring Sexism, Brogrammer Culture & Wall Street Fearmongering
WiCipedia  | 
12/14/2018  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: Brogrammers are still thriving; TPG puts the spotlight on a female hire; Wall Street's fear of women; and more.
Eurobites: Deutsche Telekom Joins Caravan of Concern Over Huawei
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12/14/2018  |  Post a comment
In the spirit of German Christmas markets, where supersized hot dogs are sold from souped-up garden sheds in snow-starved town squares across Europe, today's Eurobites is mainly about Deutsche Telekom. Oh, and there's a bit about UK broadband.
Migration Strategies for 5G Core Networks
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
12/14/2018  |  Post a comment
Many operators are expected to initially deploy 5G RANs in non-standalone mode on an LTE network, migrating later to standalone mode. But that migration is less than straightforward, and there are multiple options to consider.
5G Standard Hits Unexpected 3-Month Delay
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12/14/2018  |  1 comment
3GPP drops 'mini bombshell' at meeting in Italy this week, says an observer, with its announcement of unexpected delays to the 5G standardization process.
Apple to Build $1B Austin Campus & $10B Nationwide Data Center Expansion
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12/13/2018  |  Post a comment
Apple plans to spend $10 billion over five years on new data center facilities, as well as expanding its facilities in Austin, Seattle, San Diego and beyond.
Oracle: Legacy Customers Are Our Secret Weapon
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12/13/2018  |  Post a comment
Oracle debuts a hybrid platform as it looks to catch up from far behind in the cloud.
Ciena Signals Steady Growth & Smooth Sailing Ahead
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12/13/2018  |  Post a comment
The optical networking specialist is benefiting from 5G buildouts and webscale traffic monsters, and doing what it can to avoid sitting on a lead.
Cable One Gets Credit for Putting Pipes Ahead of Programming
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12/13/2018  |  Post a comment
Top analyst upgrades the stock as Cable One banks on high-margin broadband, de-emphasizes its declining pay-TV biz.
Robocall Fix Not a Silver Bullet
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12/13/2018  |  2 comments
Shaken/Stir holds promise to authenticate calls and improve blocking services, but there are challenges and complexities to consider.
Orange Rules Out Huawei for 5G in France
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French telecom incumbent deals the latest blow to China's biggest equipment vendor amid an international backlash.
The Long Goodbye Finally Ends
Rewired  | 
12/13/2018  |  27 comments
Two years after first announcing my retirement plans, I'm really doing it. No, really.
Private Line Transformation for Media and Broadcast Service, Operators' New Blue Ocean Market
Partner Perspectives  | 
12/13/2018  |  Post a comment
Forming the network infrastructure of the video industry, private lines for media and broadcast services have many potential high-value customers that represent an untapped revenue source for operators.
Vodafone Ireland's Kiss Kalló on Edge Computing's Potential
LRTV Interviews  | 
12/13/2018  |  1 comment
Can mobile operators take advantage of edge computing's potential? At Light Reading's 2020 Vision executive summit in Lisbon, Csaba Kiss Kalló, Vodafone Ireland's Head of Connectivity, Mobility and Security Portfolio, says they can.
Eurobites: Do Look a Huawei Gift Horse in the Mouth, UK Universities Told
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12/13/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Bouygues forms FTTH provider; Telia legs it from Kazakhstan; Ericsson demos 5G NR in South Korea; VEON gets new CEO.
Where Huawei Fears to Tread
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12/13/2018  |  1 comment
Growing restrictions on Huawei by governments and operators outside China could swiftly diminish its role in the global equipment market.
Telia Carrier's Evangelist on Internet Traffic Trends
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12/13/2018  |  Post a comment
On the sidelines of Light Reading's 2020 Vision Executive Summit, Mattias Fridström, chief evangelist at Telia Carrier, discusses the latest shifts in public Internet traffic trends and whether the likes of 4K/8K video, SD-WAN and 5G will impact international traffic patterns.
CableLabs Sues Buckeye Over Delinquent Dues
The Bauminator  | 
12/12/2018  |  1 comment
MSO notified CableLabs of intention to terminate its membership in January 2018, but CableLabs cites that it requires at least three years notice.
Unlocking the Secrets to Next-Generation Service Assurance
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12/12/2018  |  Post a comment
Service assurance will need to tackle three significant challenges to succeed in the future.
FCC Plans Major Spectrum Auction in 2019
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FCC wants an incentive auction to sell upper 37GHz, 39GHz and 47GHz bands in 2019, opening up more mmWave bands, as the global 5G 'race' gets real.
Djingo Unchained: Orange, DT Take AI Fight to US Tech Giants
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12/12/2018  |  Post a comment
Unveiling a new smart speaker in Paris today, the CEOs of Deutsche Telekom and Orange hope growing concern about data privacy will provide a spur to Europe's homegrown technology expertise.
Amdocs CTO: How 5G Will Enable Charging for Specific Services, Rather Than Just Data
LRTV Interviews  | 
12/12/2018  |  4 comments
Amdocs CTO on how the company will play a role in the move to 5G services.
European Commission Digs Into Vodafone-Liberty Global Deal
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12/12/2018  |  Post a comment
Regulatory group opens 'in-depth investigation' amid concerns that the deal could reduce competition and lead to higher prices in Germany and the Czech Republic.
Powder Offering Powerful Wireless Testbed
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12/12/2018  |  Post a comment
New project jointly funded by NSF and industry consortium brings the power of profiles and fast instantiation to testing of massive software projects.
Huawei CFO Posts Bail in Canada
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Huawei's CFO Meng Wanzhou is free on about $7.5 million in bail following a Canadian court ruling on Tuesday. President Trump offers to intervene if China will do a trade deal.
How 5G Microwave Can Fast-Track Mobile Broadband Growth in Emerging Markets
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12/12/2018  |  Post a comment
As emerging markets realize the social benefits brought by the information superhighway, many nations are developing broadband plans from a strategic perspective to speed up the deployment of fixed and mobile broadband infrastructure.
Verizon Gives Fios TV a Facelift
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12/12/2018  |  Post a comment
Upgraded, multi-room 'Fios TV One' platform adds support for 4K video, voice search & navigation, Netflix integration, WiFi-connected video clients.
Eurobites: Orange Preps 5G Launch in 17 European Cities
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In today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange unveils initial 5G plans; the latest boardroom shenanigans at TIM; Turkcell builds TV App Store with Metrological; ADVA unveils its Ensemble Controller.
Cisco: 5G Transforms Data Center Networks
LRTV Interviews  | 
12/12/2018  |  Post a comment
Communications networking developments, such as IoT, edge computing and now the introduction of 5G services, has a "profound impact on the data center," says Ishmael Limkakeng, Cisco SVP data center business, who talked with Light Reading's Mitch Wagner.
GSMA Loses Two Top Execs
News Analysis  | 
12/12/2018  |  1 comment
Long-time marketing chief Michael O'Hara and the head of LatAm Sebastian Caballo are out the door — GSMA head calls for calm as MWC approaches.
Open RAN, Open Innovation
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
12/12/2018  |  Post a comment
Next-generation networks need innovation in the radio access network and Open RAN developments are set to disrupt the market – in a good way.
Podcast: The Heat Is on Huawei
The Philter  | 
12/12/2018  |  1 comment
If Huawei catches a 5G cold, how many operators around the world will suddenly feel a little sick and stay in bed? 'Tis the (flu) season for rampant, worldwide speculation on the Light Reading podcast.
Survey Says: Midsized Businesses Hyped on Digital Transformation
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12/11/2018  |  Post a comment
Survey sponsored by CenturyLink shows they are enthusiastic about its benefits even if almost half of them have yet to start the process.
Roller Coaster Ride for Lumentum
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12/11/2018  |  Post a comment
Optical components vendor will never forget December 2018.
More Pain for SeaChange
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12/11/2018  |  Post a comment
Deal delays cause the video software company to slash revenue guidance for full-year 2018, and note that Liberty Global divestitures could put a 'dent' on future numbers.
Google Extending Managed Kubernetes With Istio Support
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12/11/2018  |  Post a comment
Google is launching beta support for Istio, the open source software for managing communications between Kubernetes containers, in its Google Kubernetes Engine.
Verizon Faces $6.7B in Q4 Charges on Oath Biz & Layoffs
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12/11/2018  |  Post a comment
Verizon says charges on its Oath business and severance charges will be reported in Q4.
Building a 5G-Ready Experience-Centric Converged Transport Network
Partner Perspectives  | 
12/11/2018  |  Post a comment
To compete with OTTs, operators must make the most of their advantages
Zodiac Names Former Comcast Exec as CEO
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12/11/2018  |  Post a comment
New boss for the set-top software specialist involved in Charter's Spectrum Guide and WorldBox efforts.
Japan Next in Line to Block Huawei, ZTE
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Japanese government has issued guidelines that effectively lock Huawei and ZTE out of the country's public networks and look set to influence 5G network decisions by the country's operators.
Eurobites: Tele2 & Telenor Extend 5G Collaboration, Bag 700MHz Spectrum
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12/11/2018  |  Post a comment
In today's EMEA regional roundup: Tele2 and Telenor go big on 5G in Sweden; Vodafone takes its 5G network to the street level; Liquid Telecom attracts $180 million investment; and more.
Cisco: Fast-Evolving Enterprise Networks Create 'Huge' Telco Opportunities
LRTV Interviews  | 
12/11/2018  |  Post a comment
Until recently, enterprise networks could remain static for years, but now new devices and the cloud require rapid evolution, creating service provider opportunities, says Scott Harrell, Cisco enterprise networking business lead.
The FCC's 5G Auction Rolls On
News Analysis  | 
12/10/2018  |  Post a comment
The FCC's first 5G millimeter wave auction is nearly a month into active rounds of bidding.
Verizon Buyout Offer Will Cull More Than 6% of Employees by July 2019
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12/10/2018  |  Post a comment
CEO Vestberg said the loss of more than 10,000 employees will be seamless to customers.
Qualcomm v. Apple: Court Ruling in China Could Block iPhone Sales
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12/10/2018  |  Post a comment
A court in China has told Apple to stop infringing on Qualcomm patents and, in doing so, it called for Apple's subsidiaries to halt sales of the iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X.
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