Nokia and India's Bharti Airtel are teaming up to sell LTE and 5G-based private wireless networks to enterprise customers in the country.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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'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.
The Finnish equipment maker hailed good progress on cost cutting and is slowly building up its stock of more profitable 5G products.
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.
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 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.
Top Samsung and AT&T executives lay out the details of their efforts to showcase 5G technology in a factory setting.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Labour defeat brings relief for BT; MTS goes all holographic; Orange Belgium launches 5G hub.
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.
Taiwan's manufacturing giant has big plans for 5G, and they don't appear to include the traditional 5G players.
2019 will be remembered in telecom as the year when 5G arrived and industry hype went into overdrive.
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.
One of the world's biggest energy companies is prioritizing 4G and public networks over 5G and private ones.
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 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.
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.
Cub reporter Jamie is joined by two LR elder statesmen (it says here) to talk private networks, systems integrators and Huawei litigation.
China Mobile boffin says public networks are more efficient than private.
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.
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.
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.
Germany's biggest operator is under pressure to show that private 5G remains a growth opportunity for the telco business.
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.
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.
To profit from the private network opportunity, operators need to become experts on the needs and business drivers of their enterprise customers.
Nokia is putting some numbers on its private wireless networks business, reflecting the hopes the company has for this emerging market.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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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.
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 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'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.
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?