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Nokia, Bharti Airtel expand partnership to offer private LTE, 5G
News Analysis | 2/18/2020

Nokia and India's Bharti Airtel are teaming up to sell LTE and 5G-based private wireless networks to enterprise customers in the country.

Now you can buy a 5G private wireless network with just one click
News Analysis | 2/18/2020

Federated Wireless is selling private wireless networking options on the marketplace listings of both Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure. The goal is to simplify the sales process.

Eurobites: Iliad chooses Nokia for 5G rollout in France, Italy
News Analysis | 2/14/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Three struts its 5G stuff on London catwalks; Virgin Media's Q4; Telekom Slovenije and Iskratel target Industry 4.0.

5G, private networks fuel new enterprise service options
LRTV Interviews | 2/14/2020

In a video interview recorded before the cancellation of Mobile World Congress 2020, Omdia's enterprise services chief analyst, Camille Mendler, says 5G and private network opportunities are among the trends highlighting new business services opportunities for telcos.

Eurobites: Telekom Austria turns a corner
News Analysis | 2/12/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telenor Sweden gets industrial with Ericsson; OBS wants all of systems integrator B&D; Vodafone makes the case for in-car telematics.

MWC2020: AT&T, Cisco, Facebook and Sprint are latest to cancel
News Analysis | 2/11/2020

Find out about the latest companies to have announced they won't be at this year's Mobile World Congress.

Inseego working on CommScope partnership for private LTE networks
News Analysis | 2/11/2020

Inseego is working to partner with CommScope on 3.5GHz equipment for sale to enterprises. The situation yet again highlights interest in the market for private wireless LTE networks.

IT'S OVER: T-Mobile, Sprint merger approved – reports
News Analysis | 2/10/2020

The judge overseeing a lawsuit challenging the merger will side with the companies, according to the New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, removing the last major roadblock to the deal.

Ericsson pushes private wireless networking product toward AT&T
News Analysis | 2/10/2020

Ericsson's 'Industry Connect' product is targeted at the private wireless networking space, and the infrastructure giant appears keen to rope AT&T into the effort.

Nokia Sees Light at End of 5G Tunnel
News Analysis | 2/6/2020

The Finnish equipment maker hailed good progress on cost cutting and is slowly building up its stock of more profitable 5G products.

Eurobites: Proximus Floats Private 5G Network Concept at Port of Antwerp
News Analysis | 2/5/2020

Connected tugboats ahoy! Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson upgrades in Albania; Amdocs does the double in Spain; Liberty Global transfers staff to Infosys.

Life on the Edge: AT&T Customers Explore Use Cases for Edge Computing
News Analysis | 2/5/2020

A top AT&T exec dives into exactly how the operator is selling edge computing to enterprises, and what it means by premises-based and network edge compute.

Verizon's Network Strategy for the Super Bowl Includes 4G, 5G and... WiFi?
News Analysis | 1/31/2020

Verizon's customers at this weekend's Super Bowl will be automatically connected to the venue's WiFi network – noteworthy considering Verizon's emphasis on its 4G and 5G offerings.

Inside Samsung's 5G Factory for AT&T
News Analysis | 1/30/2020

Top Samsung and AT&T executives lay out the details of their efforts to showcase 5G technology in a factory setting.

Startup Artemis Still Pushing pCell, This Time Into CBRS Band
News Analysis | 1/28/2020

Artemis made a splash in 2015 with claims that its pCell technology would make 5G irrelevant. The company is repeating those claims as it pushes its technology into the newly freed CBRS band.

Eurobites: Ericsson & Capgemini Twin Up for Private Networks
News Analysis | 1/28/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UK government puts its cyberneck on the line; Czech telecom watchdog boss checks out; Airtel Africa sees growth; ants, antennas and 5G fear.

Eurobites: Swisscom Climbs Aboard Private Networks Bandwagon
News Analysis | 1/24/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Facebook faces €5 million fine in Italy; Telia selling location data; French hopeful of tech tax progress; Apple battles EU on phone ports.

Shipping Giant UPS to Test Private Wireless Network in Montana
News Analysis | 1/23/2020

UPS said it plans to conduct a substantial test of private wireless networking technology in Billings, Montana. Company officials acknowledged their interest in private LTE and 5G networks.

Meet the Biggest Private Wireless Network Operator You've Never Heard of
News Analysis | 1/20/2020

Infrastructure Networks covers 130,000 square miles of US territory with a high-speed 4G LTE network. But its services aren't designed for mobile phones.

Spectrum Shift: Anterix Says It's Not Another Ligado
News Analysis | 1/16/2020

Anterix is asking the FCC to issue new rules that would allow 4G in its spectrum holdings. In that respect Anterix is like Ligado -- except Ligado is reportedly nearing bankruptcy.

Anticipation Mounts for 3.5GHz Midband Spectrum Auction
News Analysis | 1/13/2020

The FCC's auction of 3.5GHz licenses represents the agency's first big midband spectrum offering. However, no one expects that auction to generate the kind of interest that a C-Band auction will produce.

Time to Enter the Leading Lights Awards 2020!
News Analysis | 1/13/2020

Never mind the Oscars! The awards season is now properly underway with the launch of the Leading Lights 2020 program, so get cracking on your submission for Light Reading's annual awards before you get swallowed up by MWC madness.

Nokia Lands Another 4G/5G Private Network Deal
News Analysis | 12/23/2019

Brussels airport is working with Nokia and Citymesh to build a cellular private network that will be based initially on 4G technology but will also be ready for 5G.

It's 5G vs. WiFi 6 for the Factory of the Future
News Analysis | 12/18/2019

Is WiFi 6 a workable alternative to 5G for the factory of the future?

Eurobites: Telefónica Plans Shift Away From Huawei for 5G Core – Report
News Analysis | 12/17/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange agrees towers deal for rural France coverage; Ofcom proposes "locked" phones ban; Ericsson claims breakthrough with VoNR trial; Deutsche Telekom acquires chunk of gaming company.

How Wireless Carriers Might Bring Private CBRS Networks Into the Fold
News Analysis | 12/13/2019

Private wireless networks in the 3.5GHz CBRS band are all the rage, but they also represent an opportunity for the likes of AT&T and Verizon to dramatically improve their coverage inside smaller buildings.

Eurobites: Huawei Loses Telenor to Ericsson
News Analysis | 12/13/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Labour defeat brings relief for BT; MTS goes all holographic; Orange Belgium launches 5G hub.

Vienna views: Pics from the 2020 Vision executive summit
Slide Shows | 12/11/2019

Senior executives gathered in the Austrian capital for the latest Light Reading 2020 Vision Executive Summit to discuss what's right, what's wrong and what's next for the telecom sector.

Hon Hai Plots Private Networks With Its Own 5G Kit
News Analysis | 12/11/2019

Taiwan's manufacturing giant has big plans for 5G, and they don't appear to include the traditional 5G players.

2019: The Year Telecom Went Doolally About 5G
Morris Lore | 12/10/2019

2019 will be remembered in telecom as the year when 5G arrived and industry hype went into overdrive.

NTIA Joins DoD Against Ligado's L-Band 5G Plan
News Analysis | 12/9/2019

The NTIA is teaming up with the Department of Defense to oppose a proposal from Ligado to release L-Band spectrum for 5G. That could come as a disappointment to the likes of Verizon and T-Mobile.

Energy Giant Shell Is Not Sold on Private Networks
News Analysis | 12/9/2019

One of the world's biggest energy companies is prioritizing 4G and public networks over 5G and private ones.

Ovum's Evan Kirchheimer: Enterprises & the 5G Market Opportunity
LRTV Interviews | 12/6/2019

What's the real opportunity for carriers selling 5G to enterprises? Ovum's enterprise services research director helps us sift through the areas where carriers can expect new revenue, and not just replace existing services.

AT&T Adds Blimps to FirstNet Arsenal, Passes 1M Connection Mark
News Analysis | 12/3/2019

AT&T said it now counts a whopping 1 million connections, just three years after scoring the FirstNet contract. And it's taking to the air with blimps to deliver connectivity.

SMBs Still Stoking Business Services Growth for US Cable
News Analysis | 12/3/2019

But cable ops are making progress with bigger, enterprise-sized deals and pursuing new types of commercial-class services to open up fresh revenue streams and inflict more pain on the telcos.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Private Networks, SI Competition & Huawei
LRTV Documentaries | 12/3/2019

Cub reporter Jamie is joined by two LR elder statesmen (it says here) to talk private networks, systems integrators and Huawei litigation.

China Mobile Just Isn't Into Private 5G
News Analysis | 12/2/2019

China Mobile boffin says public networks are more efficient than private.

How Three Private Networks Landed a Deal at Heathrow Airport
LRTV Interviews | 12/2/2019

At the 'Private Networks in a 5G World' event in London, Catherine Gull, head of Business Development at Three Private Networks, explains how the competitive UK operator landed deals with flagship customers such as Heathrow Airport and the Port of Felixstowe.

Ukkoverkot's CEO on Building Private Networks
LRTV Interviews | 11/29/2019

At the 'Private Networks in a 5G World' event in London, Mikko Uusitalo, chairman and CEO at Ukkoverkot, talks about the operating and partnership model that has helped the company deploy 26 private networks in the past 24 months.

The Role of Mobile Operators in the Private Networks Sector
LRTV Interviews | 11/27/2019

At the 'Private Networks in a 5G World' event in London, Heavy Reading's Gabriel Brown discusses the role that mobile operators could play in the burgeoning private networks market.

Air France Exec on Private Wireless Networks
LRTV Interviews | 11/27/2019

At the 'Private Networks in a 5G World' event in London, Christian Regnier, Enterprise Technical Architect for Critical LTE/5G/IoT at Air France, talks about the evolution of the airline's private networks strategy and how it's embracing 5G.

Vodafone Warns Governments Off Reserving Spectrum for Industries
News Analysis | 11/27/2019

The European service provider slams decisions to give spectrum to companies that have not traditionally operated networks as concern grows about the telco role in private 5G networks.

For Deutsche Telekom, Private Networks Offer Glimpse of 5G Growth
News Analysis | 11/26/2019

Germany's biggest operator is under pressure to show that private 5G remains a growth opportunity for the telco business.

Deutsche Telekom Eyes Private Wireless Networks Growth
LRTV Interviews | 11/26/2019

At the Private Networks in a 5G World event in London, Deutsche Telekom's senior VP of 5G Campus Networks, Antje Williams, explains how the German operator is seeking to develop new business opportunities by providing public and private wireless network services to enterprises in multiple verticals.

Ovum's Talmesio on 5G Private Networks
LRTV Interviews | 11/26/2019

At the 'Private Networks in a 5G World Event' in London, Ovum analyst Dario Talmesio discusses the business opportunity for mobile network operators in delivering 4G and 5G private networks to enterprises.

Telcos Need Enterprise Schooling to Seize Private Network Opportunity
News Analysis | 11/25/2019

To profit from the private network opportunity, operators need to become experts on the needs and business drivers of their enterprise customers.

Nokia: We Run 120+ Private Wireless Networks Around the World
News Analysis | 11/19/2019

Nokia is putting some numbers on its private wireless networks business, reflecting the hopes the company has for this emerging market.

TIP Gives Innovative Vendors a Shop Window
News Analysis | 11/14/2019

The Telecom Infra Project (TIP) has launched an online exchange that highlights which vendors have products that meet TIP requirements, a move that is looking increasingly relevant to operator network strategies.

5G Industrial Automation Isn't Right Around the Corner
News Analysis | 11/14/2019

With manufacturers like Audi and Bosch testing 5G in an industrial setting, the 5G Alliance for Connected Industries and Automation (5G-ACIA) is hoping to supercharge the space. But some are cautioning patience.

AT&T's FirstNet Buildout Includes Viaero, a Rural Huawei Customer
News Analysis | 11/6/2019

Viaero has stepped forward as another rural provider that will build AT&T's FirstNet network in rural parts of the US. The only problem is that Viaero currently uses a lot of equipment from China's Huawei.

Private LTE Networks Headed to the Slammer? GTL to Test CBRS
News Analysis | 11/5/2019

One of the biggest providers of telecommunications services to inmates in prisons is preparing to test a private LTE network in 3.5GHz CBRS spectrum. But for what?

Here's Why Seattle's Fire Department Is Using AT&T's FirstNet
News Analysis | 11/4/2019

Seattle Fire is one of 9,000 public safety agencies that have signed up to use FirstNet, the First Responder Network platform that AT&T is building.

FCC Could Move Soon on Ligado's Spectrum for 5G
News Analysis | 11/1/2019

A new report indicates that the FCC is preparing to take action on Ligado's spectrum, a move that could ultimately free up more spectrum for the likes of Verizon or Charter.

The MWC Los Angeles Recap 2019 Podcast
The Philter | 11/1/2019

What did our analyst colleagues and fellow editors think of all the big booths, meetings and crowded corridors?

Biggest Nuclear Disassembly Plant in US to Test Private LTE Network
News Analysis | 10/31/2019

The Pantex plant in Texas plans to test a private LTE network that can use drones for connectivity – the move underscores the growing opportunity around private wireless networks.

Eurobites: Eir Turns On 5G, With Ericsson Assist
News Analysis | 10/31/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Swisscom on the down-slope in Q3; T-Systems forges blockchain link with Malta; Telia bankrolls Finnish fiber rollout.

T-Mobile Joins AT&T, Verizon in Targeting First Responders
News Analysis | 10/28/2019

T-Mobile is offering new pricing plans specifically for first responders such as state and local law enforcement and firefighters. However, Sprint, AT&T and Verizon already offer discounts to those kinds of users.

Ericsson Looks to Clear Policy, Logistical Roadblocks to US 5G
News Analysis | 10/28/2019

Ericsson's Niklas Heuveldop said he's trying to shift the company's focus in the US from just selling equipment to removing obstacles for the company's customers in general.

MWC Los Angeles: When 5G Hits the Fan
LRTV Documentaries | 10/24/2019

Light Reading's Mike Dano and Phil Harvey recap MWC Los Angeles. The show touted big business as a 5G catalyst. So where were the enterprise heavy hitters?

The Rise & Rise of Private Networks
LRTV Interviews | 10/24/2019

Ahead of the upcoming 'Private Networks in a 5G World' event in London, Heavy Reading principal analyst Gabriel Brown explains why the arrival of 5G is lighting a fire under the private networks sector.