VMware Pulse IoT Center provides edge infrastructure and lifecycle management, and partners can get in on the action later this year.
Verizon's CEO fought back against concerns that the operator's mmWave 5G buildout isn't meeting expectations, but said that 'we all need to remind ourselves, this is not a coverage spectrum.'
California – including cities like San Bernardino, Pomona and Salinas – appears to be causing T-Mobile some trouble in terms of network congestion, at least according to new findings from Tutela.
Three leading operators make the shortlist for telco cloud strategy for this year's Leading Lights.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia gets virtual with 5G testing; Forsway lands 5G contract with European Space Agency; telematics-based car insurance in the fast lane.
Founded by Jyoti Bansal, who previously co-founded AppDynamics and sold it to Cisco for $3.7 billion, Harness.io provides continuous application integration and deployment (CICD) as a service.
Our shortlist for this Leading Lights category features eight solid contenders.
Alef Edge, AT&T, Edgeworx, MobiledgeX, Qwilt, SK Telecom and Vapor IO are the Leading Lights 2019 Finalists for Most Innovative Edge Computing Strategy.
This time around, TiVo/Rovi accuses Comcast of infringing on six patents and technologies used in a variety of DVR and non-DVR video devices, as well as broadband gateways.
Makes 'steady progress' with new IP-based video service based on Comcast's cloud platform, but admits rollout has a way to go.
Apparently Samsung's new folding phone, the Galaxy Fold, isn't quite ready for prime time considering a number of reviewers found major problems with the device. It's like the Galaxy Note 7 all over again.
Aggressive competition has driven down customer spending in the Indian telecom market, but there are at last signs of a change.
US wireless network operators are reporting phone growth beyond any rational explanation. Where are these new 'customers' coming from? Hint: Look for unused phones in desk drawers.
A proposed deal, which still faces a final review, calls for Charter to expand broadband service in Upstate New York and pay an additional $12 million to reach other unserved and underserved areas.
The video software company is confident it can emerge from turmoil despite a shrinking business; a string of reorgs; and the recent, abrupt departure of its CEO stemming from a dispute with an 'activist' shareholder.
Millimeter-wave spectrum, core to the US government's 5G strategy, doesn't seem to be generating the expected demand among providers. That's probably because it isn't performing like some had promised, at least not yet.
This week in our WiC roundup: Diversity training is on the rise; algorithm bias will be a thing of the past; ageism is biggest hurdle in tech hiring; and more.
Clikia shuts down OTT-TV service, CEO departs, company changes control and pivots to enter the private jet charter operation business.
Some German companies want to build their own 5G networks instead of relying on telcos. Good luck with that, says France's Orange.
The FCC this week said it plans to do... something... with a tiny chunk of mid-band spectrum. Ligado, which rose from the ashes of Philip Falcone's failed LightSquared, is hoping to get that spectrum and eventually use it for 5G.
Express Logic's ThreadX realtime operating system will be Microsoft's choice in Internet of Things devices like light bulbs and temperature gauges that are highly constrained for power use and memory.
Just days after launching a TV service, T-Mobile announced nationwide banking. The developments come amid the operator's efforts to score approval for its proposed merger with Sprint.
Agency's Enforcement Bureau takes aim at the marketing and distribution of boxes deemed out-of-compliance with FCC's technical requirements and follows earlier efforts to clamp down on devices used for video piracy.
After focusing on pay-TV box partnerships, digital content specialist has entered hybrid mode with its first standalone OTT video service.
French industrial groups say 5G will boost productivity and urge Orange to get moving on network rollout during a conference hosted by the French operator in Paris today.
Nokia's kit has displayed some problems in interoperability testing and in carrying heavy traffic loads, says local press report.
The chances that Sprint and T-Mobile will receive approval for their merger proposal continue to dim. And that leads to the next obvious question: What will Sprint and T-Mobile do if they don't receive regulatory approval?
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Huawei promises 'no backdoors' to Germany; ADVA advances in Q1; EU lawmakers back WiFi standard for connected cars.
The FCC is heeding a recommendation by the Trump administration to prevent China Mobile from building interconnection facilities inside the US.
Israeli startup claims to be first to market with a disaggregated router that supports 400G-per-port throughput as it courts major telcos and takes on the router establishment.
Following Apple's new agreement with Qualcomm - and its rejection of Intel - the question now is whether Apple will develop its own 5G modem, and what Intel might do with its now-abandoned 5G modem business.
Netflix is akin to a 'Blockbuster store in the cloud' while Disney+ will cater to families and fans of The Mouse's well-branded, highly recognized fare, analyst says.
Germany's approach to the award of 5G spectrum could turn out badly for the Swedish equipment maker.
CloudGenix says it provides an alternative to NFV for telcos and communications service providers looking for a platform to deploy services over the cloud.
Wall Street analysts aren't seeing the kind of 5G spending they had expected in the US tower industry, an indication that US operators may not be racing to 5G as fast as the hype seems to indicate.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone ad bends the giga-truth; Nokia and Nordic Telecom get mission-critical with LTE; Orange teams up on cyberdefense; Amazon hits trouble in Italy.
Swedish equipment maker reports its strongest set of quarterly results under the current management but warns investors that a US investigation into corrupt practices will land it with 'material' penalties.
A few Trump hotel stays might not have been enough to help the UnCarrier, according to The Wall Street Journal. T-Mobile's boss puts down the story but offers no details.
OTT giant doesn't expect coming debuts of Disney+, Apple TV+ to have a material affect on Netflix's sub growth.
Apple and Qualcomm announced an end to their courtroom battles, as well as a new patent licensing agreement and a supply agreement that could provide Apple with Qualcomm's 5G modem.
Know your role. Take our poll. Help our editors finish arguing which set of executives, inventors and luminaries will be among this year's inductees into the Light Reading Hall of Fame.
The fifth-biggest US operator by sales is beating AT&T and Verizon in terms of how many jobs it cut last year, according to a recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Google Fiber ceased service on Monday following decision to exit the market because of technical issues discovered with shallow trenching techniques it used there.
This week: AI in networks and beyond; regulation conversation; and 5G spectrum.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: German auction latest; US takes 'softer' approach on Huawei front; how the Notre-Dame fire confused YouTube's algorithm.
Chinese equipment giant forecasts double-digit growth in revenues at its carrier business this year after a slight decline in 2018.
The cablecos and Verizon could be better suited with a revised deal centered on collaboration and network convergence - an agreement focused on small cell deployments that can fuel 5G networks.
The Swedish vendor's Beijing offices were raided on Friday after complaints were made about its licensing activities.
Disney tightens its grip on Hulu, sparking speculation on what Comcast/NBCU will do.
While Huawei is effectively barred in the US from doing business with nationwide wireless operators, it still has customers here - and is fighting to hang on to them.
Based on some testing from Tutela, five cities in Texas, California, Florida and Nebraska round out Sprint's five most congested markets, based on the difference between busy and idle network speeds.
Edge computing in a mobile environment promises to underpin a variety of new technologies and services. But what exactly does MEC even stand for? It depends on who you ask.
The long-term TV contract has no restrictions on geographic markets, nor delivery method, Omniverse tells court.
Two years after announcing the launch of its public cloud business, the Chinese equipment giant has yet to prove it can challenge the web giants on the global stage.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: CityFibre loses legal challenge; Video-streaming giants come under the UK regulatory microscope; new boss for Swisscom's blockchain unit.
Philo CTO Ben Chambers explains the vMVPD's hybrid subscription and ad-supported model and describes its new technology that lets OTT subs synchronize their viewing.
Networking startup Nyansa is adding Internet of Things security and management to its Voyance cloud-based application assurance service.
It's unclear if this is more than a brand change, but the new site notes that OmniGo.tv is a trademark of the embattled Omniverse One World Television.
President Trump hosted a 5G-themed press conference with the chairman of the FCC - but the event didn't cover many of the hot-button 5G issues that those in the industry are worried about.
Behold! Not everything that happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. Check out some pics and caps from this week's video tech-fest in Sin City.
Spending in Germany's 5G auction has now reached a point where it could hinder the rollout of next-generation mobile services.
This week in our WiC roundup: Microsoft employees out bad behavior over email; a new tool makes hiring diverse candidates a piece of cake; MacKenzie Bezos will be fourth-richest woman in world; and more.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Cisco milks 5G use case in deepest Somerset; KPN amalgamates security units; Dutch agency probes Apple over alleged apps bias.
Pricing on Disney+ will vastly undercut that of Netflix, feature a vault of TV shows, movies and new original fare from big brands that include Marvel, Fox, Star Wars and Pixar.
Starry launched its latest market - New York City - and also fanned speculation that its fixed wireless, in-home broadband service could be added to a smartphone offering.
As WiFi 6 technology gains steam with deployments and devices, WiFi proponents continue to argue that there is a role for WiFi in a 5G world.
Suppliers at NAB 2019 are pushing upgrades and enhancements to streaming video workflows that establish delay-parity between traditional broadcast TV feeds and TV signals delivered over-the-top.
The Linux Foundation's AI initiative could do with more telecom operator members if it is to make a real impact.
In a recap of Light Reading's 'Getting to OTT 2.0' panel at NAB 2019, Alan Breznick and Jeff Baumgartner note that the market is now focusing on profitability and containing piracy and password sharing.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: ETNO's vision of telecom loveliness; Three updates on core network upgrade; how Tele2 saved a ton of electricity.
The new subscription streaming service could outpace other well-heeled OTT services entering the market this year.
Data provided by South Korea's Samsung does not look good for its mobile infrastructure rivals.
A firm rules-based system could help to address concern that AI may confuse humans and even go off the rails.
Features in the latest radios could end a nasty form of vendor 'lock-in' that may prevent an operator from using different 4G and 5G suppliers.
Light Reading is delighted - nay, pumped - to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights Awards program, which is now in its 15th year.
Dish chairman Charlie Ergen says building a wireless network 'is harder than I thought it was going to be,' but reiterates plan to build a 5G offering that could enable dynamic pricing and fixed wireless services.
It's an early win for Google Cloud's new telecom and media business chief, and for Google Cloud's new focus on established vertical industries.
Colt reports mixed fortunes with four trials of AI technology and predicts that humans will be needed for a long time yet.
TV service launching April 14 in 8 markets integrating Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, will eventually work with third-party streaming devices.
Google launched several new services to connect enterprises with its cloud platform. The company says it's not competing with telcos, but it sure looks like they are.
AT&T switches on mobile 5G in parts of seven more US cities.
Mobile network operators like AT&T and Verizon might team with big cloud companies like Amazon or Microsoft to tackle edge computing.
AT&T, FirstNet and Sprint did not attend a recent 3GPP meeting in China. Some in the industry attribute their absence to relatively benign reasons, but others worry that increasingly sour US-China relations could affect the standards-setting process.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EU 1, Qualcomm 0; WiFi-versus-5G-in-cars tussle takes unexpected turn; Telefonica targets IoT security.
The usual suspects cast an eye over the first commercial 5G launches, political pressure on tech companies and the issue of 'notspots.'
Qualcomm is looking to capitalize on its expertise in mobile devices by building AI acceleration for the high-density, low-power constraints of modern data centers.
Like the saying goes: 'If you can't beat 'em, join 'em.'
Hardware support for AV1 isn't expected until 2020, but software-based implementations of it are taking hold, AV1-based content is on the way, and support for the royalty-free HEVC rival in smartphones and smart TVs could soon follow.
Sigfox technology is due to arrive in the Canadian market, and the boss of the local business is confident that low prices and small share of the market will translate into big profits.
Amid all the 5G noise, it's easy to forget that Alphabet acquired a fixed wireless provider called Webpass in 2016. Now, as commercial 5G networks come online and fixed wireless stands as an initial use case, what's happening at Webpass?
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telekom Srbija and Ericsson virtualize the core; Cisco scores in Italy and France; Vodafone Egypt goes with Red Hat for cloud-based customer service upgrade; Three UK calls on Callsign for fraud prevention.
Juniper extends into a crowded market, but claims greater scalability and breadth than its competitors.
Rollout of feature-packed, OTT-like next-gen signaling standard is critical to the survival of the broadcast TV industry, top Sinclair Broadcast Group exec says.
Virtual MVPD is developing a way to link more social interactivity to the live and on-demand streaming experience.
The specter of a 5G Chinese boogeyman loomed large over a recent gathering of US policymakers, service providers and vendors.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: German 5G auction latest; Huawei gear comes under further UK scrutiny; ETNO rubbishes connected-car WiFi (again); BT wins NATO deal.
Plans by German carmakers to build their own 5G networks would deal a blow to operators that believe 5G will speed them into the enterprise sector.
Mutable Founder & CEO Antonio Pellegrino explains how his New York startup aims to team with cable operators and other service providers to offer edge computing apps to customers.
Google looks likely to be first to commercial implementation of technology called space-division multiplexing (SDM) for significant bandwidth improvements.
Operators that mainly serve prepaid customers must figure out a strategy for tackling churn.
5G, AWS, telco cloud and Internet video have dominated the headlines in recent weeks and we're talking about all of it, live from NYC.
What's new with AV1, OTT and ATSC 3.0, and what does the video and TV industry really think of 5G? We'll find out next week in Sin City.
The US wireless industry trade group continues to use the specter of a 5G Chinese boogeyman to push policymakers to bend to its demands. And based on CTIA's 5G event this week, the association may be making headway in its efforts.
The 3GPP's RAN committee recently voted to approve the third and final bundle of initial 5G specifications. However, those in the industry are calling it a 'non event,' because few operators appear interested in the specs.
A panicky report from the UK's mobile network operators seems to overstate the impact of banning Huawei on the UK economy.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telia's Lithuanian arm axes jobs; Sunrise launches FWA for 5G early adopters; Ofcom probes BT over Irish fiber deal.
New lab backed by CSG to focus on how blockchain tech can streamline global roaming deals, inter-carrier agreements and possibly settlements between pay-TV and OTT services.
This week in our WiC roundup: Gen Z enters the workforce; pay gap inequality is not solved yet; harassment is the norm for women in tech, and more.
India's state-owned operator is planning on cutting about 54,000 jobs, according to press reports.
AT&T already has white box networking deployed in Toronto and London, with a lot more to come, says CTO Andre Fuetsch.
Following a minor prelude, South Korea will kick off its widespread 5G launch on April 5.
Says the P2P-focused agreement will help CenturyLink expand into hard-to-reach areas and augment, not replace, its global content delivery network.
T-Mobile has cited data from Ookla for years showing that its wireless network is the fastest in the country. Now Ookla's new numbers give the crown to AT&T and T-Mobile was fast with its excuses.
Strategic aim of the merger centers on prep for the 5G transition, network convergence and complementary wireless tech spanning both licensed and unlicensed spectrum.
Nicira co-founder Scott Shenker and other networking visionaries issue a manifesto for technology they say can jump-start development for network functions virtualization (NFV).
Germany's spectrum auction looks set to exceed the euro 3 billion ($3.4 billion) threshold because of keen interest in the 2GHz band.
Virtualization group retooling to support industry's new Flexible MAC Architecture amid recent departure of two execs focused on NFV and SDN, sources say.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: T-Systems teams up with Israel's Argus on automotive cybersecurity; AirTies completes Technicolor WiFi deal; BBC's iPlayer streams FA Cup in Ultra HD.
Verizon switched its mobile 5G network on in two cities a week earlier than expected, and set performance expectations: average 450Mbit/s downloads, peaks up to 1Gbit/s and latency of 30 milliseconds.
Raymond James ups CommScope to 'Strong Buy' on belief that Arris will boost earnings more than expected and that the combined company is poised to make hay on the 5G transition.
New agreement paves way for T-Mobile to offer live streams of Viacom networks, including MTV, Nickelodeon & Comedy Central, nationwide via its mobile network.
Verizon is embarking on a new corporate structure that unifies its wireless and wireline network operations. Here's a look at some of the operator's top executives, and their organizational relationships, in Verizon's new network division.
The vendor lavishes an unusual amount of love on telcos and other network operators as it unveils an assortment of new networking, compute, memory and storage components.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telia completes Fintur acquisition, faces threats over TV ad; Spirent swaps Erics; Europe wants to be in connected-car vanguard.
Ahead of a mass-market 5G launch on Friday, the South Korean operator said it had deployed 34,000 basestations and that its 5G service will cost less than 4G.
With streaming video still exploding, experts from across the video spectrum will discuss how to turn OTT into a compelling, secure and profitable platform to deliver content to multiple screens.
Using a blend of big movies, library content, off-network TV series and 'sizzle-worthy' originals, Disney+ is said to be in the best spot to take on Netflix and outpace other, new streaming rivals, analyst says.
T-Mobile has boasted that it will pose a major threat to the nation's cable companies if it is able to merge with Sprint. But the Wall Street analysts at New Street Research aren't buying that argument.
The core crew on Apple (see what we did there?), Huawei and the ongoing super-slow-mo car crash that is Brexit.
Germany's biggest operator has already rung the alarm bell over the country's ongoing 5G auction, but spending is still way off Italian levels.
Like Shaw Communications in the western half of the nation, the two big Canadian cablecos are now rolling out their own syndicated versions of Comcast's cloud-based video platform in their respective regions.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson and ABB make it official; Openet appoints new man in Asia-Pacific; ETSI issues standards for digital signatures on mobile devices.
SDN/NFV pioneer Tetsuya Nakamura, until recently at CableLabs, has jumped ship to Amazon Web Services. Meanwhile, another SDN/NFV pioneer from CableLabs, Don Clarke, is taking time off.
Two massive technology companies with deep ties to the US government have teamed on a proposal that could ultimately free 50MHz in the 1300MHz band for 5G or other commercial uses. But the idea faces big challenges.
Tibit Communications, one of the beneficiaries of Intel's investment, provides home, office and cell site broadband connectivity. Others relate to AI, IoT and other emerging applications driving network demand.
The startup, with Comcast and Charter in its corner, believes its AI and machine learning-driven analysis platform steers clear of data privacy concerns raised by those that rely on deep packet inspection tech.
24GHz 5G auction up to $1,710,903,965 as of Monday afternoon.
But it's not clear how Fidelity's app-based TV streaming offering in partnership with MobiTV will play long-term at broadband-focused Cable One.
Despite announcing diet plans in 2017, Huawei appears to have gained weight in the last couple of years.
Acquisition of the 18-year-old vendor, which provides application delivery controllers (ADCs) and load balancers, follows a much more spectacular deal where competitor F5 bought NGINX for $670 million.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson bags 5G deal in Bahrain; Nokia unwraps Factory in a Box 2.0; UK operators investigate mast-sharing.
Blitzz CEO Rama Sreenivasan explains how his startup uses AI and augmented reality to help cable technicians resolve customer service problems in the field.
Nortel's back! Investors show faith in one of the industry's biggest ever names, with 6G as the focus.