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China Finally Lights Its 5G Fire
News Analysis | 6/6/2019

China's government issued commercial 5G licenses to the nation's three main mobile operators as well as China Broadcasting Network Corp., paving the way for the country to engage in a massive buildout.

Ciena Keeps Its Foot on the Gas in Q2
News Analysis | 6/6/2019

For its fiscal quarter ended April 30, Ciena showed more growth and some customer diversification, while continuing to add to its software portfolio.

Huawei Router Prez Gets HiSilicon Job
News Analysis | 6/6/2019

Jeffrey Gao takes up new role as general manager of Huawei's in-house semiconductor business during a turbulent time for the company.

Eurobites: MegaFon Forms E-Commerce JV With Alibaba
News Analysis | 6/6/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Norway 5G spectrum auction results; Dutch told to get tough on Huawei; Deutsche Telekom turns on IoT network; Ofcom commits to universal broadband service.

Cable techies eye 25-Gig path
News Analysis | 6/6/2019

Even though cable's 10-Gig-enabling broadband spec, Full Duplex DOCSIS, hasn't hit the streets yet, some leading industry engineers are already laying the groundwork for a future DOCSIS spec that would support symmetrical speeds of up to 25 Gigs.

Telco staff face crisis as cuts claim 127K jobs at big CSPs since 2015
News Analysis | 6/6/2019

Communications service providers tracked by Light Reading have cut 7% of jobs since 2015, and reductions look set to continue.

RDK JV claims gains with service providers, device footprint
News Analysis | 6/5/2019

Open software venture also developing software to work with consumer premises equipment for DSL and PON networks alongside its traditional focus on DOCSIS/HFC.

There's a New Victor in the Battle Between Mobile Devices & TVs
News Analysis | 6/5/2019

Yes, we're in a new golden age of TV programming, but that still didn't stop mobile devices from winning the battle over Americans' time.

AT&T Still Hazy on 5G Pricing Strategy
News Analysis | 6/5/2019

We know what Verizon is charging for 5G services, and we know what Sprint is charging for 5G services. But AT&T – which claims to be a 'world leader' in 5G – still isn't saying how it might price 5G.

Another FCC Proceeding Pits 5G Industry Against Local Officials
News Analysis | 6/5/2019

The FCC is considering a new set of rules that would add some wireless network equipment to its existing OTARD regulations. However, some city officials are accusing the agency of overstepping its authority and trampling on local oversight.

Eurobites: Trump Changes Tune on UK's Use of Huawei (Maybe)
News Analysis | 6/5/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: big guns team up for LTE-M roaming; Cellnex buys rights to 220 BT towers; Macquarie emerges as front-runner for KCOM sale.

India Plans 5G Spectrum Auction, Trials by Year End
News Analysis | 6/5/2019

India's new administration is plotting an imminent spectrum auction and 5G trial despite industry concern about costs and vendors.

TiVo declares victory against Comcast following ITC ruling
News Analysis | 6/5/2019

But so did Comcast. TiVo shares spiked in after-hours trading Tuesday after International Trade Commission issued an initial determination that partially favors the video software company.

Telecom Italia Chips Away at Debt With Persidera Sale
News Analysis | 6/5/2019

The Italian phone company may need deal-making on a much grander scale, and an end to shareholder squabbles, if it is to seriously improve its fortunes.

Bulk of AT&T Fiber Sub Growth Coming From AT&T – Analyst
News Analysis | 6/4/2019

AT&T Fiber added 1.1 million subs in the past year, good for annual growth of 57%, but rather than stealing share from cable operators, most of those subs appear to be upgrades of existing AT&T broadband customers.

What's Next for Neophotonics?
Shades of Ray | 6/4/2019

The optical components specialist had its world turned upside down by the US ban on selling tech to Huawei. Can it regain its feet? Might it even get swallowed up in further components sector consolidation?

Amazon Set to Stream 'Channels' Into Canada
News Analysis | 6/4/2019

The new array of subscription offerings will include a 12-channel bundle called 'StackTV" that runs $12.99/month and features VoD and live TV networks such as Food Network, History and National Geographic.

Telstra's Chief Executioner Hones His Axe
News Analysis | 6/4/2019

The Australian operator is reportedly slashing 15,000 contractor jobs and 8,000 internal positions as part of its T22 plan to become a more streamlined, 'digital' business.

Verizon Slaking Mid-Band Spectrum Thirst With 3.5GHz CBRS Deployments
News Analysis | 6/4/2019

Verizon is embarking on a major deployment of CBRS 3.5GHz spectrum, even before the FCC is officially allowing operations in the band. That's likely because Verizon is thirsty for more mid-band spectrum like the CBRS band.

Podcast: Apple Makes Itself Right at Home
The Philter | 6/4/2019

In addition to big, expensive Macs and multiple OS updates, Apple's WWDC featured a Homekit improvement to make smart homes more secure and several tweaks to ease consumer worries about how it deals with their data.

CenturyLink's No Sweat Approach to AI
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 6/4/2019

US operator is moving toward a more proactive and predictive operational model as it uses AI tools to extract greater value from its data, but there are hurdles to overcome.

Eurobites: Nokia Exercises Its 5G Bragging Rights
News Analysis | 6/4/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Huawei launches ad campaign as Trump tightens the UK's security thumbscrews; Scottish QoE specialist Ciqual acquired; Kinnevik divests shareholding in Millicom.

Here Are the Big Winners in the FCC's 24GHz & 28GHz 5G Auctions
News Analysis | 6/3/2019

AT&T was the top spender in the FCC's 24GHz 5G auction with $982 million in total bids, while Verizon took the top spot in the 28GHz auction with $505 million in total bids.

Vodafone Puts Ex-Ericsson Exec in Charge of UK Networks
News Analysis | 6/3/2019

Ericsson's Andrea Donà has replaced Kye Prigg as head of Vodafone UK's networks division, with Prigg moving to Canada's Rogers.

RJio Lays Off 5K Employees – Report
News Analysis | 6/3/2019

India's youngest and most aggressive network operator had been the only service provider still recruiting employees. That has now changed.

Donald Darkens UK Outlook for Huawei as Brexit Nears
News Analysis | 6/3/2019

Candidates for the UK's top job are said to air doubts about Huawei as Trump arrives in town on an official state visit.

Eurobites: Germany's Infineon Agrees to Buy Cypress for €9B
News Analysis | 6/3/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Tele2 and Bite share networks in the Baltics; Telefónica tackles online fraud; BT opts for Juniper to power Network Cloud initiative.

Vodafone UK Cut 7% of Jobs Last Year
News Analysis | 6/3/2019

Operator's current focus on efficiency may have ramifications for staff across the entire business.

NTT Challenges Cloud Giants
News Analysis | 6/3/2019

NTT Communications needed additional flexibility and automation to compete with the likes of Amazon, Microsoft and Google.

CommScope Takes Aim at Cable Network Virtualization, Low-Latency DOCSIS
News Analysis | 6/3/2019

Following Arris acquisition, CommScope brings new wares and technologies to this week's Anga Com event in Germany.

Cloud Bursts: Another Fine Mesh From Microsoft
News Analysis | 6/2/2019

Also: Palo Alto Networks acquired Twistlock and PureSec, for container and serverless security, respectively; Google connects Australia and Southeast Asia with subsea cable; VMware and Dell report earnings.

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