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Podcast: The Big 5G Event & Big 5G Questions
LRTV Documentaries | 5/13/2019

Light Reading's Ray Le Maistre and Phil Harvey were joined by two guests -- Light Reading's Mike Dano and US Ignite's Mari Silbey -- to sum up the state of 5G, why US cities are closely watching 5G deployments and what we can look forward to as 2019 rolls on.

STEM Is Root of Success for Women in Comms
Kelsey's Grammar | 5/13/2019

STEM can help women self-correct the gender gap, but girls lose interest in STEM early on. That needs to change.

5G Opportunity Still Outweighs the Threat to Cable Ops
News Analysis | 5/13/2019

MSOs must remain wary of 5G-powered in-home broadband services, but the backhaul and fronthaul opportunities will abound for cable operators as 5G networks are deployed.

It's a Wrap: Big 5G Event Highlights
LRTV Documentaries | 5/13/2019

It's a wrap! Take a low-latency whistle-stop tour of who said what and why at Light Reading's Big 5G Event in Denver.

At Boingo, Network Cloudification Drives Business Transformation
News Analysis | 5/13/2019

Boingo is best known as the guys who get travelers online at airports, but that's just a small part of the business nowadays. Network virtualization has helped drive the transition.

Inside the 5G Small Cell Opportunity: Big & Messy
News Analysis | 5/13/2019

Everyone agrees that the small cell opportunity in a 5G world is big. However, what's unclear is how the market will play out, and whether it will be profitable for those involved.

Telenor Chopped 10K Jobs Last Year, & It's Not Done Yet
News Analysis | 5/13/2019

The Norwegian telco, whose operations span Europe and Asia, has taken a hefty axe to its workforce.

Eurobites: Telia's Bonnier Deal Comes Under EU Scrutiny
News Analysis | 5/13/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodacom revenue rises; EU's connected-car WiFi plan stalls; UK councils asked to prioritize mobile connectivity.

5G Man Suffers In-Building Meltdown
LRTV Documentaries | 5/13/2019

5G Man is on a mission to help his new buddy, but the conditions can sometimes limit his powers...

Subdued Cable Spending Hits Arris
News Analysis | 5/10/2019

Arris is off to a sluggish start, but hopeful that business will pick up as operators bulk up on DOCSIS 3.1 network capacity and start to snap up customer premises equipment.

Cable One Hits Broadband ARPU High
News Analysis | 5/10/2019

MSO thrives as 10% of its new broadband subs take its new $40 unlimited data option for power users and other data subs shift to higher-priced speed tiers.

Where Is the 5G Edge? Tomorrow's Apps Depend on the Answer
News Analysis | 5/10/2019

To build the edge computing capabilities that 5G applications need, carriers need to find out where more processing is needed – and that's not terribly clear at the moment.

Big 5G Event Keynote: Ibrahim Gedeon, Telus
LRTV Documentaries | 5/10/2019

Telus CTO Ibrahim Gedeon shared his views of the industry's progress at the Big 5G Event in Denver on May 8, 2019, and was one of the big hits of the week.

5G Potential Is All in the Timing
News Analysis | 5/10/2019

The move to 5G will also disrupt carriers' timing systems as 5G's timing and clock synchronization requirements are much more strict.

Cloud Bursts: F5 Closes NGINX Acquisition, IBM's Red Hat Buy Clears Hurdle
News Analysis | 5/10/2019

F5 and NGINX are one. Looks like the same will happen soon for IBM and Red Hat. And Docker gets a new posterior in the captain's chair.

Eurobites: UK's Public Safety Network Project Is a Car Crash, Says Govt Watchdog
News Analysis | 5/10/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica's Q1; DT, Ericsson claim microwave breakthrough; Orange invests in fintech company; Telia brings IoT to logistics.

WiCipedia: Coding From Prison, Greedy Work & Woman-Led Companies
WiCipedia | 5/10/2019

This week in our WiC roundup: Women in prison gain coding skills; small startups make the biggest impact; greedy workplaces hurt women; and more.

Public Safety Agencies Don't See a Clear Path to 5G
News Analysis | 5/10/2019

5G technology offers promise and potential to public safety agencies, but a long road ahead looms for implementation, according to panelists at the Big 5G Event.

BT's Workforce: It's Not Shrinking as Fast as You Might Think
News Analysis | 5/10/2019

The UK incumbent remains one of Europe's most bloated telecom operators, and that is unlikely to change under current cost-cutting plans.

How BT Is Applying AI to Support Its Programmable Network
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 5/10/2019

AI and machine learning are already key components in the closed-loop control of BT's programmable network.

TiVo to Hew Its Products & Licensing Businesses Into Two
News Analysis | 5/9/2019

But many big questions remain unanswered as company aims to complete the separation by mid-2020.

5G Was Rushed to Market – It Shows
DanoVision | 5/9/2019

The global wireless industry rushed a barebones version of the 5G standard out the door so it could get to market more quickly. Today's 5G certainly reflects that haste.

Sprint Eyes IoT Uses as 5G Launch Approaches
News Analysis | 5/9/2019

Ahead of its 5G launch, Sprint's Mishka Dehghan discussed the carrier's Curiosity IoT platform and highlights smart city applications that will take advantage of 5G's technical capabilities.

Disney Direct-to-Consumer Losses Mount in Q1
News Analysis | 5/9/2019

Deeper investments in ESPN+ and costs tied to the coming Disney+ OTT service attributed to a widening Q1 operating loss of $393 million at Disney's international and direct-to-consumer unit.

Eurobites: BT Maintains Dividend Despite Revenue Slip
News Analysis | 5/9/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom powers on in Q1; Sky invests in You.i.TV for cross-platform app development; back-of-the-net for BT Sport!

Data Center Firms, Mobile Operators Pour Cold Water on Edge Computing
News Analysis | 5/9/2019

Edge computing, particularly in the 5G world, faces a series of serious obstacles, according to several in the mobile network and data center industries.

Huawei Urges US to Adopt German Approach to Security
News Analysis | 5/8/2019

Under-fire Chinese vendor wants the US to introduce a regime for the testing of 5G products from all vendors as it fights efforts to have it banned from international markets.

Starry Subs Devour 350GB of Data Per Month, Gravitate to OTT Video
News Analysis | 5/8/2019

Millimeter wave-powered provider of fixed wireless broadband has been able to achieve 20% service penetration in apartment buildings within 60 to 90 days of launch, COO says.

Leading Lights Winners On Fire!
LRTV Documentaries | 5/8/2019

We invited our 2019 Leading Lights awards winners to share their thoughts with the Light Reading video crew. Here's what they had to say:

Zayo Acquired in $14.3B Cash Deal
News Analysis | 5/8/2019

Investment firms Digital Colony and the EQT Infrastructure IV fund buy network and fiber services firm, take it private.

Telus CTO: 5G is letting us down
News Analysis | 5/8/2019

Ibrahim Gedeon of Canada's Telus says there needs to be less focus on speed and more attention paid to real transformation.

CenturyLink CTO: Edge Compute & Fiber Will Supercharge 5G
News Analysis | 5/8/2019

Ample fiber infrastructure and edge computing resources will play a key role in getting 5G services ready to go, says CenturyLink CTO Andrew Dugan.

Comcast Ups Zelesko to CTO, Stirling to Group Chief Product Officer at Sky
News Analysis | 5/8/2019

Recent promotions are among other significant executive moves within Comcast's technology and product organizations.

Red Hat Sharpens OpenShift to Slash Kubernetes Hassles
News Analysis | 5/8/2019

Red Hat aims to reduce friction deploying containerized applications, the important building blocks of virtualized networks.

'Fractured' US 5G Market Thirsts for Mid-Band Spectrum
News Analysis | 5/8/2019

The country's 5G leadership position could be at risk unless mid-band spectrum is made available to its operators.

Customers Flee Ahead of Sprint's Imminent 5G Launch
News Analysis | 5/8/2019

Sprint said it will launch mobile 5G service in four major US cities in the next few weeks, but, in the meantime, tens of thousands of customers are discontinuing their Sprint service.

AT&T's Phillips: HOPE Hinders Tall Poppy Syndrome
Kelsey's Grammar | 5/8/2019

Shay Phillips says women can change misperception in the workplace by identifying a career advocate with an open-door policy.

Eurobites: Orange Buys SecureLink for €515M
News Analysis | 5/8/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: US consortium lands Ireland's National Broadband Plan gig; Telefónica sells 11 data centers; UK broadband speeds creep up.

CenturyLink's Bozich on the Small Cell Opportunity
LRTV Interviews | 5/8/2019

CenturyLink is one of the biggest wireline network operators in the country, but the company is also eyeing the wireless business, including through a small cell buildout operation.

T-Mobile's Ewaldsson: 5G Spectrum – the More Bands the Better
News Analysis | 5/7/2019

A broad range of spectrum bands is critical to helping T-Mobile deliver on a good 5G experience, and millimeter wave takes another knock.

Service Providers Look to Enterprises for 5G ROI
News Analysis | 5/7/2019

Network operators are looking for 5G to do what 4G can't for enterprise customers – and that will justify the investment.

Managing the 5G Hype Is Critical to Carriers
News Analysis | 5/7/2019

Preparing and educating customers about the true capabilities about 5G can help mobile service providers avoid unrealistic expectations, execs at Light Reading's Big 5G Event insist.

Verizon Eyes 80%+ Latency Reduction on Edge Platform
News Analysis | 5/7/2019

The US telco expects to support a sub-10-millisecond service on its edge platform by the end of this year.

AT&T & Bell Canada: Know What to Send to the Edge
News Analysis | 5/7/2019

Not every workload needs to go to the edge. Operators need to consider which workloads make the most sense to transition.

US Pay-TV Subs Erode at Record Pace in Q1
News Analysis | 5/7/2019

Traditional providers lost a record 1.42 million subs in Q1 while subscriber growth among OTT-TV providers slowed considerably, according to MoffettNathanson's latest 'Cord-Cutting Monitor.'

5G Man Saves the Day
LRTV Documentaries | 5/7/2019

Meet the next-gen mobile sector's very own superhero, 5G Man...

Red Hat Tackles Telco Cloud With Linux Upgrade
News Analysis | 5/7/2019

Updated tools for hands-free operations and modern applications are designed to help operators cloudify their networks.

Eurobites: Vodafone Strikes Wholesale Deal With Telefónica Deutschland
News Analysis | 5/7/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Liberty Global revenue down in Q1; Deutsche Telekom rebrands in Austria; France Télécom suicides trial underway.

Here Are Verizon's 5 Most Congested Markets
News Analysis | 5/7/2019

Here are the cities where Verizon's network speeds are showing the biggest slowdown during peak usage times.

Is Nokia losing the 5G race?
Morris Lore | 5/7/2019

The Finnish vendor's 5G-related difficulties and weak performance have unsettled investors, but Ericsson and Huawei also have questions to answer.

Leading Lights 2019: The Winners
News Analysis | 5/6/2019

Find out which companies have taken home the 2019 Leading Lights Awards trophies.

Light Reading Hall of Fame 2019
LRTV Documentaries | 5/6/2019

We've added four names to the Hall of Fame this year. Find out who they are...

Why Vodafone Idea Sought IBM's Help
News Analysis | 5/6/2019

The tie-up between the Indian operator and the US IT giant is designed to bolster customer experience and lower costs in the competitive Indian market.

Philo Charts OTT Course
LRTV Interviews | 5/6/2019

In a NAB Show fireside chat, Philo CTO Ben Chambers discusses the evolution, business model, technical platform and future plans of the popular streaming video services.

Telenor, Axiata in Merger Talks to Create $13B Asian Giant
News Analysis | 5/6/2019

Norwegian and Malaysian operators kick off discussions about merging their Asian assets to produce a company with around 300 million customers.

Your 5G Icon Is Virtually Meaningless
DanoVision | 5/6/2019

The GSMA recently recommended that phones show a 5G icon even when they can't find 5G NR coverage. Thus, it's clear that the relative simplicity of today's mostly ubiquitous '4G LTE' status icon is not going to carry over into the 5G future.

MobiTV's Bill Routt: Amazon to Stoke Pay-TV Partnerships With Fire TV
CxO Spotlight | 5/6/2019

MobiTV's president and COO says Amazon is 'really engaging' with plans to optimize and customize its streaming platform for the pay-TV operator market.

DOCSIS 3.1 Still Rules the Cable Roost
News Analysis | 5/6/2019

In our latest poll about cable's next-gen options, DOCSIS 3.1 barely nudged out DAA and FTTH as the industry's biggest tech priority for 2019.

Leading Lights 2019 Finalists: Company of the Year (Public)
News Analysis | 5/6/2019

Four companies have made the 2019 shortlist for this coveted award.

CenturyLink's Walker on Why 5G Demands Efficiency at the Edge
Kelsey's Grammar | 5/5/2019

CenturyLink's Bill Walker explains how edge computing can help service providers efficiently manage traffic and meet increasing bandwidth demands in the 5G era.

Leading Lights 2019 Finalists: Most Innovative Mobile/Wireless Product or Service
News Analysis | 5/5/2019

Amdocs, CommScope, Parallel Wireless, Quantenna Communications, Sprint and Verizon and Ericsson are this year's finalists.

Cloud Bursts: Arista Stumbles, Equinix Flies High, OpenStack Goes Ghostbusters
News Analysis | 5/5/2019

Also: VMware gets jiggy with Microsoft, Eric Schmidt and Diane Greene depart the Alphabet board, Mirantis gets 'Ultraviolent' and other recent telco cloud news you may have missed.

Leading Lights 2019 Finalists: Outstanding Test & Measurement Vendor
News Analysis | 5/5/2019

Six companies – Anritsu, Infovista, Kentik, Netrounds, Spirent and Viavi Solutions – made the cut in the Outstanding Test & Measurement Vendor category.

Leading Lights 2019 Finalists: Outstanding Digital Enablement Vendor
News Analysis | 5/5/2019

LotusFlare, MATRIXX Software, MYCOM OSI, Netcracker Technology, Openet and Synchronoss Technologies are the six shortlisted companies in this category.

Leading Lights 2019 Finalists: Most Innovative Telecoms Product
News Analysis | 5/4/2019

There are 11 (yes, count them!) shortlisted entries in this year's category for Most Innovative Telecoms Product (Optical/IP/Carrier Ethernet/FTTH).

Leading Lights 2019 Finalists: Company of the Year (Private)
The Philter | 5/4/2019

Several privately held companies – including Versa Networks, CUJO AI, Synamedia and Pluribus Networks – have grown their businesses and set themselves up for success in the last 12 months.

India's Vodafone Idea Taps IBM & Ericsson for Cloud
News Analysis | 5/3/2019

Vodafone Idea picked IBM to implement multi-cloud for customer engagement, in a five-year multi-million-dollar deal, and Ericsson for its cloud packet core.

Leading Lights 2019 Finalists: Most Innovative 5G Strategy
News Analysis | 5/3/2019

A10 Networks, Allot, Amdocs, Casa Systems, Cisco Systems, Ericsson, Lumina Networks, Ooredoo Qatar, Parallel Wireless and SK Telecom are the Light Reading finalists for the annual Leading Lights award for Most Innovative 5G Strategy.

Today's Mobile Networks Make Charlie Ergen Sick to His Stomach
News Analysis | 5/3/2019

'When I go to one of our towers, I want to throw up,' the Dish Chairman says, stressing that the architecture of wireless networks is in dire need of virtualization in the 5G era.

Mediacom Joins Cable's Wireless Rush via CBRS Tests With Samsung
News Analysis | 5/3/2019

Mediacom – the nation's fifth-largest cable company – has joined its cable peers in testing wireless operations in the 3.5GHz CBRS band. What the company might do with the spectrum remains an open question though.

T-Mobile Hopes Prepaid Restructuring Will Rekindle Growth
News Analysis | 5/3/2019

Speaking on a conference call with the company's prepaid dealers that was obtained by Light Reading, the chief executive of Metro by T-Mobile said he's leaving the business voluntarily, and that the move could help the operation's finances.

Three's Broadband 'Toy' Gets Set for 5G Push
News Analysis | 5/3/2019

A tiny broadband business that Three bought in 2017 is set to play a big part in the UK operator's 5G plans.

Leading Lights 2019 Finalists: Best Deal Maker
The Philter | 5/3/2019

Oracle, Momentum Telecom and Lumentum all made interesting, well-timed acquisitions, divestitures, partnerships and other deals in the past 12 months.

WiCipedia: Data Bias in Space, #MeToo Backlash & Childhood Conditioning
WiCipedia | 5/3/2019

This week in our WiC roundup: #MeToo backlash hits hard; stopping imposter syndrome before it starts; book recommendations galore!; and more.

Eurobites: Open Fiber, Fastweb Extend Fiber Network in Italy
News Analysis | 5/3/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Pompeo heads for London to sound the Huawei alarm (again); Proximus revenue down in Q1; big-buttoned phones still rockin' it for Doro.

Leading Lights 2019 Finalists: Most Innovative SD-WAN Product Strategy (Vendor)
News Analysis | 5/3/2019

Find out which vendors devised the most innovative SD-WAN product or platform during the past year.

Jeff Binder Exits T-Mobile, Robert Gary to Head Up Home & Entertainment Unit
News Analysis | 5/2/2019

Binder joined T-Mobile following company's acquisition of Denver-based pay-TV startup Layer3 TV.

Buying Wireless Spectrum 'Not in the Cards' for Altice USA, CEO Says
News Analysis | 5/2/2019

Altice USA laser-focused on planned launch of a mobile product, in partnership with Sprint this summer, CEO Dexter Goei says. Meanwhile, MSO sees video and broadband results improve in Q1.

Leading Lights 2019 Finalists: Outstanding Components Vendor
News Analysis | 5/2/2019

Acacia Communications, Finisar, ProLabs, Source Photonics and Xilinx all submitted standout entries for the Outstanding Components Vendor category in this year's Leading Lights contest.

Casa Systems Sees Bottom Fall Out in Q1
News Analysis | 5/2/2019

Cable and wireless network access vendor reports revenues sank by more than half in Q1 as broadband product and service contracts fell across the board.

Charter X1 Syndication Deal: A Remote Possibility?
The Bauminator | 5/2/2019

Industry sources say it's extremely unlikely that Charter would do a full syndication deal for X1, but that Charter could be interested in adopting some specific features and capabilities of Comcast's video platform.

Qualcomm Eager for a 5G Christmas This Year
News Analysis | 5/2/2019

Even a forecast of a summer smartphone slump can't dampen investors' enthusiasm for Qualcomm, which is on track to receive at least $4.5 billion from Apple as it rides into a 'material' 5G opportunity next year.

Ericsson Pain Is VEON Gain in Q1
News Analysis | 5/2/2019

Russia-focused operator pockets a profit-boosting compensation payment from Ericsson and hails a strong operational performance in major markets.

Eurobites: Huaweigate Triggers Political Earthquake in UK
News Analysis | 5/2/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: ONI Telecom does data center interconnect with Nokia; Síminn prepares for 5G with Ericsson; Swisscom Q1 revenue slips.

What Disney, Telcos & China's Social Credit System Have in Common
Morris Lore | 5/2/2019

Big data is guiding your everyday decisions and the decisions that affect your life. It's no wonder that governments and corporations want in.

Leading Lights 2019 Finalists: Most Innovative AI/Analytics Strategy
News Analysis | 5/2/2019

Accedian, Amdocs, ASSIA, Boingo, Cisco and Huawei make the shortlist for our Most Innovative AI/Analytics Strategy award.

As Launches Near, CBRS Industry Preps for Fixed Wireless, Private LTE
News Analysis | 5/1/2019

The NTIA has wrapped SAS testing in the CBRS band, one of the final steps in releasing the spectrum for commercial use. Midco and Landmark Dividend are among those planning to use the spectrum for services like fixed wireless and private LTE.

Comcast Business beefs up managed WiFi via Deep Blue buy
News Analysis | 5/1/2019

Deep Blue specializes in the planning, engineering and installation of managed WiFi networks for hotels and entertainment venues, and reportedly pulled down $38 million in revenues last year.

Orange Taps Dell for 5G Transformation
News Analysis | 5/1/2019

Orange and Dell will collaborate on a distributed cloud architecture for 5G cloud networking.

Leading Lights 2019 Finalists: Most Innovative 5G Technology
News Analysis | 5/1/2019

If 2019 is the year of 5G, Movandi, Pivotal Commware, Samsung Electronics, SK Telecom and Sprint are some of the companies to watch.

Caavo Cuts Pricing, Morphs Video Platform Into a Smart Home Hub
News Analysis | 5/1/2019

Startup hopes to dive deeper into the mainstream by adding IoT management capabilities to a Control Center platform that can also unify the management and navigation of up to four TV-connected devices.

5G4REAL: Rubik's Cube Is No Match for 5G
LRTV Documentaries | 5/1/2019

Verizon, AT&T and other network operators provided updates on the state of their 5G rollouts at the sixth annual Brooklyn 5G Summit, hosted by NYU Wireless and Nokia.

Eurobites: UK Proposes Laws for a Safer IoT
News Analysis | 5/1/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia goes farming; Inmarsat earnings slump in Q1; CityFibre breaks ground on Cambridge network expansion.

Aryaka Racks $50M Funding for Global SD-WAN Expansion
News Analysis | 5/1/2019

Aryaka's war chest now totals $184 million for its SD-WAN service, which runs on its own private network.

iPhone apathy bites Apple
News Analysis | 5/1/2019

Smartphone giant suffers a double-digit percentage fall in profit amid weak demand for the latest devices.

Hansen Acquires Sigma Systems in $117M Deal
News Analysis | 5/1/2019

Australian billing and customer care specialist Hansen Technologies expands international presence with US$117 million deal to acquire Sigma Systems.

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