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Can the 'New' T-Mobile Make America's Networks Great Again?
Jonestown  | 
4/30/2018  |  Post a comment
A US 5G lead, more jobs and cheaper services all sound good, if not bigly, but is it all just promises right now?
T-Mobile & Sprint: Marriage Made in Hell
Morris Lore  | 
4/30/2018  |  13 comments
Consumers, industry employees and equipment vendors must all hope that regulators block a T-Mobile merger with Sprint.
Eurobites: Telecom Italia's Genish Sets Record Straight Over Elliott
News Analysis  | 
4/30/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: German cable operators could face change in network access rules; Jan Frykhammar joins Openet board; Timotheus Höttges on that merger.
Connect & Compute – Balance at the Edge
MariNation  | 
4/30/2018  |  Post a comment
How much will it cost to add intelligence to the network edge?
Can AR/VR Make Real Money for SPs?
Breznick Unbound  | 
4/30/2018  |  Post a comment
In a Big Communications Event panel, AR and VR experts will examine whether immersive media experiences offer realistic new revenue opportunities for service providers.
T-Mobile to Buy Sprint for $26.5B to Create US 5G Powerhouse
News Analysis  | 
4/30/2018  |  21 comments
But the companies will need every ounce of spectrum to succeed.
What VR Video Needs to Be Real
LRTV Interviews  | 
4/30/2018  |  Post a comment
In this interview, SES's Thomas Wrede discusses what the satellite operator has learned from its trials of VR video with SP customers.
Leading Lights 2018 Finalists: Most Innovative NFV Deployment Strategy
News Analysis  | 
4/30/2018  |  Post a comment
Boingo Wireless and Comcast Business make the shortlist for our NFV deployment strategy award.
Where Charter's Chugging Along... & Where It's Not
News Analysis  | 
4/27/2018  |  Post a comment
Investors may be worried about the wrong things.
US Ban on Huawei Would Trigger Turmoil in Telecom Industry
Morris Lore  | 
4/27/2018  |  10 comments
US authorities were said this week to be investigating Huawei for violating sanctions against Iran. Treating it like ZTE would trigger turmoil.
WiCipedia: Female Founders Find Funding & Automotive Careers for Women
WiCipedia  | 
4/27/2018  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: The NY Times' first female CIO; female founders get funding; women are needed in connected car jobs; and more.
AT&T Eyes Higher DirecTV Now Margins
News Analysis  | 
4/26/2018  |  Post a comment
AT&T CFO John Stephens explains the company's plans to wring greater profits out of its OTT video service by launching new features and cutting capex and opex.
Comcast & the Set-Top Double Bind
MariNation  | 
4/26/2018  |  1 comment
The set-top is Comcast's primary consumer interface, but it's not the best tool for smart home control.
New Data on Pole Prices Power 5G Debate
News Analysis  | 
4/25/2018  |  Post a comment
The cost of 5G deployments depends in part on the cost of pole attachment fees.
Comcast Romps With Subs Gains, Sky Bid
News Analysis  | 
4/25/2018  |  Post a comment
Despite growing video subscriber losses, Comcast racks up big overall customer and revenue gains as it formalizes its $31 billion bid for Sky in the UK.
Vodafone-Liberty Merger Doubtful in Germany, Says Analyst
News Analysis  | 
4/25/2018  |  1 comment
For all the banker excitement about a possible tie-up between Vodafone and Liberty, any deal in Germany seems highly unlikely.
It's Miller Time: Light Reading's Hall of Fame Poll Is Now Open
The Philter  | 
4/25/2018  |  8 comments
The giants of cloud computing and the divergent minds of our regulatory body politic are well behind a PR entrepreneur who filled in her own nomination. How 2018 is that?
Eurobites: Comcast Formalizes £22B Sky Bid
News Analysis  | 
4/25/2018  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Apple starts paying Irish back-taxes; Nokia gets edgy; Atos hooks up with Google for AI; Elisa trumpets NB-IoT network.
Hollywood Producer Talks Cosby, Caution & Cable
Women in Comms Introduction Videos  | 
4/25/2018  |  Post a comment
Executive Producer Janet Leahy shares her story with WiC, offers advice for the cable industry to better support women and gives us a sneak preview of what she's working on next.
Verizon Targets OTT Video at 5G Markets
News Analysis  | 
4/24/2018  |  1 comment
Unlike AT&T and other major pay-TV providers, Verizon is holding off on introducing a full-fledged OTT video service until it launches residential 5G service later this year.
Eurobites: Investment Group Makes £538M Bid for CityFibre
News Analysis  | 
4/24/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Proximus strikes wholesale FTTB deal; Orange turns to Cisco for PoPs project; Ericsson's IoT findings.
How Do You Future-Proof the Last Mile?
MariNation  | 
4/23/2018  |  Post a comment
Time to gaze into the crystal ball.
Why Sky TV Digs Virtual Reality
LRTV Interviews  | 
4/23/2018  |  Post a comment
Sky TV's Richard Mills explains how the British satellite operator is scoring with VR sports, dramas, highlights shows and other short-form programming.
How to Unify Humans & Machines
Column  | 
4/23/2018  |  Post a comment
To survive and thrive in the future, CSPs must find ways to prepare their employees for the integration of AI, automation, machine-learning and advanced data analytics in their operations.
Eurobites: London Fiber Challenger Secures £25M for Expansion
News Analysis  | 
4/23/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone/Liberty chatter ratchets up a notch; Tele2's Q1 earnings up 7%; Sky sells stake in gaming business; 'Fitbit for cars' company wins funding.
Comcast, Charter Hint at New MVNO Deals
News Analysis  | 
4/20/2018  |  Post a comment
A new joint operating platform owned by Comcast and Charter will support multiple MNVO partners.
Ericsson Takes Giant Leap Toward Profitability
News Analysis  | 
4/20/2018  |  Post a comment
Swedish equipment vendor appears to turn a corner with its best set of quarterly results since the departure of former CEO Hans Vestberg.
In DOJ Trial, Where Are the Concerns Over AT&T Privacy Practices?
MariNation  | 
4/20/2018  |  Post a comment
AT&T isn't being scrutinized for privacy concerns in its ongoing trial with the DOJ. Given recent Facebook revelations, maybe it should be.
WiCipedia: A Female-Only Island, Gender Quotas & Twitter's Oprah
WiCipedia  | 
4/20/2018  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: Are quotas the answer to diversity?; women in tech on Twitter get an influx of new followers; is the tech gender gap akin to the lack of men in ballet?; and more.
I'm Back for the Future of Communications
The Philter  | 
4/20/2018  |  17 comments
Texas mop, KC smoke, Carolina vinegar – I like all styles of communications, really.
Eurobites: Telia Hooks Up With Microsoft for IoT
News Analysis  | 
4/20/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Tele2 flashes its green credentials; Nokia teams up with OSIsoft; media bigwig supports Fox/Sky deal.
AT&T Exec Dishes That He's Not So Hot on Rival-Partner Comcast
News Analysis  | 
4/19/2018  |  5 comments
The trial pitting the Department of Justice against AT&T is doing a fair job of airing the pay-TV industry's dirty laundry.
Eurobites: Facebook Backs Out of Ireland as GDPR Jeopardy Looms
News Analysis  | 
4/19/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Red Hat, Altran join Spanish 5G R&D initiative; Sky powers on; Orange pals up with Siemens for IoT; DT's Open Telekom goes hybrid.
Can Cable's IoT Dethrone Alexa?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
4/19/2018  |  1 comment
Cable is moving into the Internet of Things (IoT) market, specifically homing in on home automation, using its advantage of existing connectivity and customers.
Pay-for-Play Is a Sticking Point in Congress
News Analysis  | 
4/18/2018  |  4 comments
...in the net neutrality debate. Why, what were you thinking?
Pai Critic Clyburn Leaving FCC Early
News Analysis  | 
4/17/2018  |  1 comment
Democrat and Ajit Pai critic stepping down ahead of her term's end.
Could the AV1 Codec Crush HEVC?
News Analysis  | 
4/17/2018  |  Post a comment
There's a new codec on the video block and, with promises of at least 30% greater bit-rate efficiency, it might be more than just a contender to the still up-and-coming HEVC.
BDAC Blowback – Ex-Chair Arrested
News Analysis  | 
4/17/2018  |  11 comments
It doesn't help the optics when your former committee chair now faces jail time.
No Stopping Netflix
News Analysis  | 
4/17/2018  |  1 comment
The Netflix juggernaut keeps on chugging.
Eurobites: Google's Nest Eyes Nokia's Withings
News Analysis  | 
4/17/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Lycamobile strikes WiFi deal; French government trials home-grown WhatsApp; Com Hem profits down.
DirecTV Now Inches Toward Cloud DVR Debut
News Analysis  | 
4/16/2018  |  1 comment
Nine months and counting to birth this baby.
Cox Talks Smart City Co-Creation
News Analysis  | 
4/16/2018  |  1 comment
Because co-creation just sounds more exciting than collaboration.
Ovum: US Pay-TV Crashing but May Not Burn
News Analysis  | 
4/16/2018  |  2 comments
In a new study, LR's sister firm projects that US pay-TV providers will continue losing subscribers over the next four years but should cope by evolving their businesses.
CableLabs' Levensalor Levels on Automation & 5G
LRTV Documentaries  | 
4/13/2018  |  Post a comment
DALLAS – Automation Everywhere – Randy Levensalor, lead architect for CableLabs, explains how CableLabs is utilizing partnerships and open source to drive NFV interoperability in an effort to enable operators to spend more time focusing on their automation strategies.
Comcast, Netflix Cozy Up in New Deal
News Analysis  | 
4/13/2018  |  4 comments
Welcome to the newest bundle.
Eurobites: KPN to Test 5G With Drones, Cars, Boats & More
News Analysis  | 
4/13/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Fon buys XCellAir; Telegram app blocked in Russia; Deutsche Telekom upgrades "nearshore" areas.
Leading Lights 2018: A Bumper Crop of Finalists
News Analysis  | 
4/12/2018  |  Post a comment
Hundreds of entries were judged and now the shortlists for this year's Light Reading awards have been revealed.
Eurobites: Telefónica, Etisalat Form Security Alliance With Asian Giants
News Analysis  | 
4/12/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Google helps cut data use in Africa; Deutsche Telekom invests in Israeli IoT startup; Nokia and Telia put the 5G into Industry 4.0.
Congrats to 2018's WiC Leading Lights Finalists
Que Sera Sarah  | 
4/12/2018  |  Post a comment
Ten worthy women and two trailblazing startups made the shortlist this year for Women in Comms' Leading Lights awards. Winners will be unveiled soon at BCE.
Comcast Revs Up Smart Home Engine
News Analysis  | 
4/10/2018  |  3 comments
New updates are rolling out on Comcast's smart home platform.
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