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What Does Dish's Charlie Ergen Want?
News Analysis | 7/10/2019

Charlie Ergen has accumulated a treasure trove of spectrum licenses, and has now emerged as the linchpin in the government's review of the T-Mobile and Sprint merger. But what does he really want?

IBM: We Won't 'Bluewash' Red Hat
News Analysis | 7/10/2019

IBM executives say they'd be fools to compromise Red Hat's independence, following the $34 billion acquisition that closed this week.

Family Friction for 5G Man
LRTV Documentaries | 7/10/2019

5G Man doesn't always get along with his father... the irascible 4G Man.

Cisco Looks to Acacia for Optics & Flexibility
News Analysis | 7/10/2019

Acacia's pluggable optics help Cisco's routing business stay competitive and make its customer networks easier to operate, according to the head of Cisco's optical business.

Epsilon Revamps Its Back Office to Support Pivot to Enterprise Services
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 7/10/2019

International wholesale operator wants to play a bigger role with enterprise customers but adding services such as data center interconnect and SD-WAN requires additional operational and business support tools.

Talk – but No Greater Clarity – on Huawei Ban
Shades of Ray | 7/10/2019

Various reports suggest there has been a relaxation on the trade position being taken by the US authorities with regards to Huawei, but the situation for US vendors is no clearer.

Eurobites: Bulgaria's Vivacom Goes on Sale, Despite Ownership Row
News Analysis | 7/10/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Transatel expands mobile data offer for Jaguar Land Rover; ZTE opens cybersecurity lab in Brussels; Amazon's Alexa heals the UK.

MVNO Ting Dumps T-Mobile for Verizon, Blames Sprint/T-Mobile Merger
News Analysis | 7/9/2019

Ting, an MVNO of both Sprint and T-Mobile, in part blamed the ongoing uncertainty around the proposed merger of Sprint and T-Mobile for its decision to move from T-Mobile to Verizon.

ONAP 'Dublin' Lightens Network Orchestration
News Analysis | 7/9/2019

The latest release of the Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) sports enhancements designed to get the software up and running faster, so carriers can get on with sexy innovation.

Comcast Commits Millions to Harmonic's 'CableOS' Platform
News Analysis | 7/9/2019

Under the new enterprise license, Comcast will pay $175 million in software license fees over four years in a move that could help to fuel the cable op's access network virtualization efforts.

IBM Builds Telco Muscle With $34B Red Hat Acquisition
News Analysis | 7/9/2019

IBM sees its combination with Red Hat as enabling a full virtualization stack to service providers, from infrastructure to OSS and everything in between.

AT&T Names & Delays New SVoD Service, HBO Max, Till 2020
News Analysis | 7/9/2019

WarnerMedia's new direct-to-consumer OTT service to feature 10K hours of content, reportedly cost more than $14.99 per month.

Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk to compete for 5G backhaul business
News Analysis | 7/9/2019

Some of the world's most visible and wealthy entrepreneurs are preparing to compete against each other in offering satellite-based backhaul services to wireless network operators.

Nintendo Investigating 5G, but 'We Don't Chase Trends'
News Analysis | 7/9/2019

Wireless industry executives tout 5G as ideal for gaming and other high-speed services, but executives at video game company Nintendo are taking a wait-and-see approach.

Ericsson Warns of No-Deal Brexit Threat to UK and European Telecom
News Analysis | 7/9/2019

Swedish kit giant says a Brexit on no terms would leave the telecom industries in both the UK and Europe worse off.

Cisco to Buy Acacia for Pluggable Optical Goodness
News Analysis | 7/9/2019

Cisco said it would buy Acacia and the components vendor's current optical transport customers need not worry. The move is seen as positive overall, but one analyst explained why Arista should probably be more concerned than ADVA.

Video Sub Losses Now Part of US Cable's 'Bull Case' – Analyst
News Analysis | 7/9/2019

Investors are now more willing to ignore pay-TV declines as cable margins surge, thanks in part to ARPU-boosting broadband services, Craig Moffett says.

Yvette Kanouff Joins John Chambers-Led VC
News Analysis | 7/9/2019

Former Cisco exec and cable industry vet named partner and CTO of JC2 Ventures, a venture capital firm devoted to startups in areas such as AI, IoT and cybersecurity.

AT&T's '5G E' Strategy Is Paying Off – Misleading or Not
News Analysis | 7/9/2019

AT&T's decision to replace the 'LTE' icon on some of its phones with '5G E' earned the carrier widespread condemnation, but new findings show that AT&T's network is nonetheless seeing dramatic improvements.

Eurobites: The Future Looks Brighter for Orange's Richard
News Analysis | 7/9/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: ADVA lands Luxembourg deal; Orange completes SecureLink acquisition; Telefónica extends its Internet-access-for-resale service; a Spotify for Africa.

The Story Behind Verizon's 5G Secret Weapon
News Analysis | 7/9/2019

Verizon is spending billions on fiber to support its wireless 5G push.

Podcast: Parsing Data & Sharing Poles in Smart Cities
The Philter | 7/9/2019

US Ignite's Mari Silbey provides commentary on a few topics related to smart cities, including how research universities are helping cities slice up IoT and sensor data into bite-sized morsels.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Vodafone 5G, Xi vs Trump & Apple Innovation
LRTV Documentaries | 7/9/2019

This week: Vodafone goes for the controlled throttle on 5G tariffs; the US goes for the jugular with Huawei; and will an Ive-less Apple go down the pan?

Roku Retains the High Ground in US Streaming Battle
The Bauminator | 7/8/2019

Meanwhile, Android TV trails the pack at retail, but continues to make strides with cable ops and other service providers worldwide.

India's Tejas Targets Big Gains in US
News Analysis | 7/8/2019

The optical equipment maker spies international opportunity in Huawei's problems.

Attack of the smombies, dawn of the wombie
Morris Lore | 7/8/2019

Governments are trying to contain a global pandemic of the smartphone undead.

Eurobites: Vodafone Poaches Tata's Kumar to Head Up Business Unit
News Analysis | 7/8/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: KPN sells international assets; Telenet shares dented by wholesale access proposals; Huawei's position on Poland.

Telecom Italia cranks up 5G with three-city launch
News Analysis | 7/8/2019

Italian operator gets its 5G motor running and heads out on the highway. Just don't expect it to arrive in Calabria anytime soon.

5G Will Be 100x Faster Than LTE? More Like 2.7x Faster
News Analysis | 7/8/2019

T-Mobile boasts that 5G will support 10x faster speeds than 4G. CTIA crows that it will be be up to 100x faster. Well, the initial results are in, and the reality doesn't quite match up to the hype.

Colt CEO: US Customers Growing in the Cloud
CxO Spotlight | 7/8/2019

Colt CEO Carl Grivner said its business in the US – providing enterprise connectivity – is still growing thanks to continued enterprise cloud adoption.

Here Are All the 5G Devices Announced & Released So Far
News Analysis | 7/8/2019

5G is catching steam around the globe. As a result, device makers ranging from Oppo to Samsung are rushing to get 5G devices out into the market.

Churn Could Singe Comcast's Broadband & Video Q2 Results – Analyst
News Analysis | 7/5/2019

Meanwhile, Comcast's Xfinity Mobile business is expected to add 200K lines in the period, and reach a 'steady state,' Nomura analysts predict.

5G4REAL: These 3D-Printed 5G Antennas Are Cheap & Ready to Install
LRTV Documentaries | 7/5/2019

The expansion of 5G networks will require an unprecedented increase in the number of radio units, especially in urban environments.

Why Deutsche Telekom could exit Romania
Morris Lore | 7/5/2019

The German operator is rumored to be in talks about selling assets in Romania. Difficult as it may be to pull off, that move could make business sense and suit its strategic objectives.

Equinix Courts Cloud Titans With $1B+ European Partnership
News Analysis | 7/5/2019

Equinix and GIC, Singapore's sovereign wealth fund, launch a joint venture for more than $1 billion to develop and operate data centers in Europe for the likes of Amazon, Microsoft and other hypercloud providers.

WiCipedia: AI's Dark Side, Diversity's Baby Steps & the Power/Privilege Dynamic
WiCipedia | 7/5/2019

This week in our WiC roundup: Allies in privilege and power; automation gone awry; no pats on the back; and more.

Eurobites: Orange's Richard Braced for Fraud Case Verdict
News Analysis | 7/5/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ofcom looks to help out public service broadcasters; Ericsson demos wireless factory; Net Insight lands Swiss deal.

Samsung Looks to Multivendor, 5G RAN Future
News Analysis | 7/4/2019

Samsung is expecting O-RAN gear to arrive by 2020.

5G Back in Europe's Connected Cars Race After Latest Twist
News Analysis | 7/4/2019

Representatives of EU member states vote to scrap a scheme that would favor a WiFi-based standard over cellular technology in future connected cars.

Eurobites: Deutsche Telekom to Cut Jobs With Stores Cull
News Analysis | 7/4/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telenor toots 5G trumpet; InterDigital joins 5Growth project; Telefónica fights fraud; Orange saddles up for Tour de France.

Vodafone, Three Expect No Huawei Ban in UK
News Analysis | 7/4/2019

The chances of a complete 5G ban on the Chinese equipment giant look remote, as far as two of the UK's mobile network operators are concerned.

DT Rushes High-Priced 5G to Market for Samsung-Loving Urbanites
News Analysis | 7/4/2019

German incumbent becomes the first operator in the country to launch 5G services, but customers outside a few urban hotspots will have to wait.

Broadcom Set to Acquire Symantec – Reports
News Analysis | 7/4/2019

A $15 billion deal is in the works, according to market speculation.

Vodafone UK takes wrecking ball to 5G market
News Analysis | 7/3/2019

The UK mobile operator has started a race to the bottom with its launch of cut-price 5G services.

SVoD App Downloads Hot, Virtual MVPD Downloads Not
News Analysis | 7/3/2019

Downloads of apps such as DirecTV Now and other OTT-TV services declined in Q2 as prices for OTT-TV services ticked up, study finds.

5G Today Is Just a Glorified Add-On
DanoVision | 7/3/2019

Now that all of the major US wireless network operators have launched some type of commercial mobile 5G service, it's worth seeing exactly how they're pricing the offering. The results are anticlimactic, to say the least.

Ericsson's Lindgren on Vodafone's 5G Launch
LRTV Interviews | 7/3/2019

Marielle Lindgren, CEO for the UK and Ireland at Ericsson, talks to Light Reading's Iain Morris about Vodafone's launch of 5G services in the UK, what kind of applications 5G enables and Ericsson's role in the operator's 5G rollout.

Eurobites: Broadpeak Raises €10M From Eutelsat
News Analysis | 7/3/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone UK fires up 5G; Nokia's 5G factory lights the way ahead; BT to launch 5G in the fall; Google invests in Lisbon-Cape Town cable.

Why Telcos Are Going (Cloud) Native
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 7/2/2019

While there is a fair degree of hype around the term 'cloud native' and plenty of misuse by software marketeers, it is clearly an important topic among CSP CTOs and CIOs.

Satellite Giants Battered by New C-Band Proposals for 5G
News Analysis | 7/2/2019

Charter, Google and others are rallying around new proposals that would release midband spectrum for 5G. However, the government agency in charge of such matters – the FCC – might be a bit hesitant to engage in bold action.

Why Huawei's Addition to the Entity List Is the Pandora's Box of Telecoms
Shades of Ray | 7/2/2019

No matter what the US and China agree from now on, the dynamics of the global telecoms technology supply chain have changed forever.

The Top 4 US Carriers Have Mobile 5G
Jonestown | 7/2/2019

It's the summer of 5G in the US!

SD-WAN Update: 5G Impact Still to Come, as the Market Consolidates
Kelsey's Grammar | 7/2/2019

In addition to kicking around the idea of 5G's impact on SD-WAN, Heavy Reading's Sterling Perrin shares insights on how the SD-WAN market might evolve this year.

Three UK Eyes Standalone 5G for Coverage Boost
News Analysis | 7/2/2019

The UK's smallest mobile network operator is preparing for a shift from the non-standalone to the standalone version of 5G technology.

OTT-TV Succumbs to Pricing Pressures
The Bauminator | 7/2/2019

Price hike by PlayStation Vue and new packaging options from Sling TV are more indicators that virtual MVPDs need to adjust to become sustainable businesses.

Dish Divestiture Deal Might Save the T-Mobile, Sprint Merger
News Analysis | 7/2/2019

Dish Network has reportedly inked a tentative deal with T-Mobile that could save the operator's proposed merger with Sprint. That would likely be welcome news considering the transaction is now officially overdue.

Three UK Ditching Samsung for Huawei as It Rolls Out 5G
News Analysis | 7/2/2019

The UK mobile operator's decision to rely solely on Huawei as a 5G RAN vendor means Samsung's 4G kit must go.

Eurobites: Nokia's Suri Warns Against 5G Security Overload
News Analysis | 7/2/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telia acquires Fello AB; Tele2 audits its network following sequence of outages; Michael Joseph returns to Safaricom following death of Bob Collymore.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Trade Wars, 5G Wins & Phone Bills
LRTV Documentaries | 7/2/2019

It's a new studio but the same old faces this week tackling trade wars, 5G hyperbole and more.

BT Leverages Open Source for Fifth Generation of Network Monitoring
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 7/2/2019

Telcos need new ways to monitor their services and networks and some are turning to the open source community for inspiration.

5G iPhone Faces Chinese Question
News Analysis | 7/1/2019

Thanks to a new 5G push in China, analysts are raising their forecasts for the 5G phone market. However, it's unclear how that market will shake out given the ongoing geopolitical dance between China and the US.

CableLabs Seizes On Smarter WiFi
News Analysis | 7/1/2019

Teams with the Wi-Fi Alliance on new open source, standard way to collect and analyze WiFi network data and troubleshoot in-home WiFi issues that have been a drag on cable opex.

Ovum's Talmesio on 5G's Key Trends
LRTV Interviews | 7/1/2019

What are the three key trends in 5G right now? Dario Talmesio, principal analyst and practice leader for 5G Accelerator and European TMT Research at research house Ovum, tells all.

Huawei's IP Update Shows Why US Critics Are Scared
Morris Lore | 7/1/2019

A white paper from the Chinese vendor is supposed to show Huawei respects intellectual property. It seems likely to further unnerve Huawei's critics.

NTT Revamps to Form Single Giant Global Service Provider
News Analysis | 7/1/2019

Japanese operator pulls together multiple units to form a single international ICT service provider with annual revenues of $11 billion.

MobiTV Banks $50M More
News Analysis | 7/1/2019

App-focused video streaming tech and distribution company says fresh round of funds will fuel global growth, further tech development.

Huaweigate Latest: Trump's U-Turn & Weldon's Whoopsie
Morris Lore | 7/1/2019

Donald Trump's U-turn on Huawei proves this US president lacks any conviction and will not silence the Chinese vendor's critics.

Decision Time in 5G Transport
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 7/1/2019

What's the best way forward for operators when it comes 5G transport networks?

Eurobites: UK Mobile Operators to Get Dumped by Text
News Analysis | 7/1/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Safaricom boss Collymore dies; ETSI tweaks NFV for 5G; BT hires some job-cutting muscle.

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