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Acacia Ups the Coherent Ante
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9/13/2019  |  Post a comment
Optical module specialist makes a mark with its latest product that will give parent-to-be Cisco something to smile about.
Charter Is Preparing to Build a Wireless Network
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9/13/2019  |  Post a comment
Cable company Charter Communications is expected to begin building an LTE network in 3.5GHz spectrum in select locations where it counts a large number of Spectrum Mobile customers.
Add Sub-Prime 5G to the UK's Broadband Woes
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9/13/2019  |  Post a comment
A new ranking of maximum 5G speeds puts the UK right at the bottom, a familiar position for the Brexit-bound nation.
5G4Real: Singapore's Intense 5G Race
LRTV Interviews  | 
9/13/2019  |  1 comment
Dive deep into the infinity pool of telecom Singapore with Heavy Reading's James Crawshaw and Light Reading's Tien Fu. Featuring interviews with Caroline Chan of Intel and Rodrigo Beyer Fernandez of Ericsson.
Eurobites: Sunrise/Liberty Deal Catches More Flak
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9/13/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom taps VMware for SD-WANnery; Ericsson and Qualcomm claim standalone 5G breakthrough; UK government still dithering over Huawei.
WiCipedia: Tips for Female Conference Speakers & How Women Impact Product Dev
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9/13/2019  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: Female conference-goers can maximize experience with engagement; girls are the future of security tech; more women needed in health tech industry; and more.
AT&T Intros 'Safety Button' for US Hotel Workers
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9/12/2019  |  Post a comment
Hotel workers transmit their exact location to security when the 'safety button' is pushed.
AT&T on Track for 100% Core Network Virtualization Next Year
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9/12/2019  |  1 comment
AT&T hit a milestone virtualizing 75% of MPLS tunnel traffic on its core network, with 100% in its sights for 2020.
T-Mobile Poland's Sewera: Operators Need to Take Command
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9/12/2019  |  Post a comment
Greater control of network software brings heightened responsibility, according to an executive from the Eastern European operator.
Charter Seeks Buy-In for Piracy Plan
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9/12/2019  |  1 comment
In addition to working with Disney, Charter is urging other programmers and MSOs to get behind a common set of 'authentication principles' designed to clamp down on password sharing, CFO says.
Orby TV Links Up With Eutelsat for New Prepaid Satellite TV Service
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9/12/2019  |  1 comment
Launched earlier this year, Orby TV's prepaid offering is renting transponder space to power a prepaid offering that starts at $40 per month.
Altice USA Loves What Locast Does, CEO Says
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9/12/2019  |  Post a comment
A formal relationship has yet to materialize, but Altice USA's Dexter Goei confirms company has held talks with the embattled provider of OTT-delivered local broadcast TV.
Huawei Eyes Sale of 5G Assets to Western Rival – Economist
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9/12/2019  |  1 comment
Chinese vendor is prepared to sell its 5G knowhow, says the company's founder in his latest interview.
It's Time to Get Excited About 3.5GHz CBRS
DanoVision  | 
9/12/2019  |  1 comment
We're days away from initial commercial deployments in the 3.5GHz CBRS spectrum band, often called 'Goldilocks spectrum' because of its propagation characteristics. It certainly appears to be just right, given the diversity of initial commercial applications.
AT&T's Fuetsch: 'We Really Didn't Have a Choice' on Open Networking
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9/12/2019  |  Post a comment
Increased network demand since the dawn of the smartphone era – up an astounding 470,000% since 2007 – made network virtualization mandatory. Now, the carrier is deploying SDN-enabled broadband access as part of that transition.
Australia's TPG Had No 5G Plan. Does Anyone?
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9/12/2019  |  Post a comment
The legal battle over a proposed merger between two operators shines a bad light on Australia's telecom market.
Eurobites: Telia Appoints New CEO
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9/12/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Helios Towers reignites IPO; 5G lands at Gatwick Airport; OBS lands IP deployment gig; fiber-to-the-social-housing.
Apple's AR Headset Could Do for 5G What iPhone Did for 4G
DanoVision  | 
9/11/2019  |  3 comments
Apple is rumored to be working on some kind of AR-capable headset. If the gadget is released, it could create the kind of cultural zeitgeist that the original iPhone did.
Verizon Promises Overhauled Fixed Wireless 5G Service Later This Year
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9/11/2019  |  3 comments
The chief executive of Verizon's consumer business said more than 80% of the operator's 5G Home customers could install antenna receivers for the service themselves.
Why CenturyLink Bought Streamroot
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9/11/2019  |  Post a comment
Streamroot's peer-assisted CDN technology will help CenturyLink extend a video streaming bridge to hard-to-reach parts of the globe.
Trump's Trade War Has Cost the US 5G Industry $1.2B So Far, CTA Says
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9/11/2019  |  2 comments
President Trump's tariffs on products from China have cost the US a total of $12 billion so far, according to new figures from the Consumer Technology Association.
Telefónica to Spend €1.6B on Workforce Makeover
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9/11/2019  |  Post a comment
Spanish operator will retrain 6,000 employees and offload others in its latest effort to bolster financial performance.
5G Business Models Still Elude Asian Telcos
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Telcos have plenty of 5G use cases to show off but less idea when it comes to making money from the next-generation technology.
More Towers for Sale: Telefónica's Turn to Offload Assets
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9/11/2019  |  Post a comment
Following Vodafone, Spain's biggest operator puts its mobile sites up for review as it tries to cut debts and lower costs.
Eurobites: Orange & Ericsson Test 5G in Warsaw
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9/11/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone goes deeper in Kaltura's cloud; ADVA lands Russian data center contract; Deutsche Telekom revs up its blockchain scooters.
ECOC 2019 Preview: Beware of the Irish Goodbye
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9/11/2019  |  Post a comment
The optical networking industry has seen its fair share of customers show up to the party and then leave without warning. One analyst ponders what's going to be different in the next 12 months.
Podcast: Apple's iPhone 11 & TV+ Debut – the Telco Angle
Wagner’s Ring  | 
9/11/2019  |  Post a comment
Will Apple's new iPhone 11 grow telco profits? Will Apple TV+ compete in a crowded OTT market? And why does everybody have fabulous hair in an Apple TV+ series where civilization has collapsed because everybody in the world is blind?
Anatomy of an OSS RFI Process
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
9/11/2019  |  Post a comment
Heavy Reading recently managed a request for information (RFI) process for a network operator – here's what happened...
What to Expect From Altice Mobile
News Analysis  | 
9/10/2019  |  Post a comment
Analysts expect Altice USA to collect 1.7 million mobile customers by 2023, and pay Sprint around $2.50 for each GB those customers consume.
Comcast, Programmers Sue Maine Over Cable à la Carte Law
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9/10/2019  |  2 comments
They claim the new state law focused on cable operators is preempted by federal law, violates First Amendment.
Sprint, Peachtree Corners Et Al to Launch 5G IoT Lab in Georgia
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9/10/2019  |  Post a comment
Curiosity Labs relies on 5G for low-latency connectivity for automated vehicles, drones and more.
Another Tiny Wireless Operator Is Launching 5G
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9/10/2019  |  1 comment
Nex-Tech Wireless, which serves parts of Kansas and Colorado, will use equipment from Ericsson to launch 5G. The announcement again shines light on rural US operators that use Huawei equipment.
Apple TV+ to Debut November 1, Fetch $4.99 Per Month
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9/10/2019  |  Post a comment
Apple to offer a free year of the new subscription VoD service with purchase of any new iPhone, Mac or Apple TV.
Broadcom Tunes Up Video Play for RDK
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9/10/2019  |  Post a comment
Aiming to speed up service provider deployment cycles, Broadcom's new RDK-infused chips for video set-tops and gateways weave in new app framework and Metrological's App Store.
Taiwan Finalizes 5G Network Sharing Arrangements
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9/10/2019  |  Post a comment
Taiwanese authorities are mandating network sharing arrangements as they prepare for an upcoming spectrum auction.
From X to Zzzzz: Apple's iPhone 11 Faces an Uphill Struggle
Morris Lore  | 
9/10/2019  |  1 comment
The gadget company's latest device seems unlikely to reinvigorate iPhone sales amid consumer apathy and growing competition.
Everactive Offers Battery-Less Power for IIoT
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9/10/2019  |  Post a comment
Everactive is looking to solve what it claims is a major problem for industrial IoT – the need to replace batteries.
SES & Microsoft Ink Unearthly Cloud Partnership
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9/10/2019  |  Post a comment
Satellite networking provider SES will bring Microsoft Azure cloud connectivity to remote locations, as well as Azure media services to broadcasters.
Podcast: Ciena's CEO Sets Sail for Growth
CxO Spotlight  | 
9/10/2019  |  1 comment
Ciena CEO Gary Smith said that M&A is always a possibility as the company looks to build its software business while managing the growth of its optical platform sales to web-scale companies.
Masergy Puts a 'Virtual Engineer' in Enterprise Networks
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9/10/2019  |  1 comment
Masergy provides an AI boost for enterprise network management.
ONF Debuts Open Source 'Stratum' Switch OS
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9/10/2019  |  Post a comment
Stratum is the foundation for the ONF's next-generation SDN initiative.
Eurobites: Telefónica to Wield Jobs Ax Again – Report
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9/10/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Soros considers sale of Hyperoptic stake; BT unleashes its drone killer; Nevion 5G virtualization project bags EU grant.
China Spices Things Up With 2-Become-1 5G Plan
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9/10/2019  |  Post a comment
Two of China's operators will come together to build a single 5G network that could be a game changer for the global industry.
The Telecoms.com Podcast: Digital Services, Brexit... & Guinness
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9/10/2019  |  Post a comment
Shot on location in a Dublin pub, this week's podcast sees the regular crew joined by Openet's Niall Norton to talk digitalization, Brexit and more. Oh, and they drink some Guinness.
'Upswitching' From LTE Trips Up 5G Latency In South Korea
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9/10/2019  |  Post a comment
Yes, 5G provides blazing-fast speeds. But new research from IHS Markit's RootMetrics in South Korea found that some users are seeing latency hiccups due to the fact they need to first move from LTE to 5G in order to access those blazing-fast speeds.
AT&T, Verizon Inch Toward Open RAN
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9/9/2019  |  Post a comment
AT&T said it tested an eCPRI connection with equipment from Nokia and Samsung, while Verizon appears to have deployed Nokia's cloud RAN. The moves reflect growing operator interest in open RAN technologies.
ViacomCBS Won't Claw Back Content
The Bauminator  | 
9/9/2019  |  Post a comment
Unlike Disney, the newly formed ViacomCBS isn't expected to forgo lucrative licensing dollars just to pump fuel into its OTT, direct-to-consumer plans.
Trump Is Losing the European War Against Huawei
Morris Lore  | 
9/9/2019  |  1 comment
US efforts to have the controversial Chinese vendor banned from Europe's 5G networks are failing.
AT&T Could Win in 5G, but Needs an Overhaul First, Activist Investor Says
News Analysis  | 
9/9/2019  |  3 comments
Elliott Management, which now owns around 1.2% of AT&T's total market value value, argued the company must refocus on its core businesses. AT&T believes it has already set the right course for the company.
Altitude TV Exploring Streaming Pact With Amazon – Report
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9/9/2019  |  Post a comment
As its impasse with AT&T, Dish and Comcast drags on, the regional sports net is sizing up Amazon as a potential distribution partner.
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