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WiCipedia: Queen of Code, Leadership Sexism & Unicorns vs. Zebras
WiCipedia  | 
11/29/2019  |  3 comments
This week in our WiC roundup: Barbara Liskov reigns as queen of code; female leaders don't have support, even from women; zebras push unicorns aside; and more.
Eurobites: Telecom Italia Demos 5G-Powered Remote Surgery
News Analysis  | 
11/29/2019  |  3 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: 5G's Bastille day; T-Systems gets edgy; O2 does security deal with Sophos; Macron won't pick on Huawei.
Ukkoverkot's CEO on Building Private Networks
LRTV Interviews  | 
11/29/2019  |  Post a comment
At the 'Private Networks in a 5G World' event in London, Mikko Uusitalo, chairman and CEO at Ukkoverkot, talks about the operating and partnership model that has helped the company deploy 26 private networks in the past 24 months.
Chinese Operators Invest $427M in Number Portability Prep
News Analysis  | 
11/29/2019  |  Post a comment
China is finally about to get mobile number portability and millions of consumers are expected to take advantage.
Koley Quits as Juniper's CTO
News Analysis  | 
11/28/2019  |  4 comments
Bikash Koley has tendered his resignation and will leave at the start of 2020, with his seat reportedly set to be filled by another former Google technologist.
Telefónica's €2B Growth Plan Fails to Excite
Morris Lore  | 
11/28/2019  |  Post a comment
In its latest round of restructuring, the Spanish operator is setting up a Tech business with ambitious targets. Investors may feel they have been here before.
Lowband 5G Offers the Massive Coverage the US Needs
News Analysis  | 
11/28/2019  |  2 comments
What's the point of gigabit 5G speeds if you can't get connected anywhere?
Eurobites: Germany's Merkel Calls for European 5G Watchdog
News Analysis  | 
11/28/2019  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Proximus appoints new CEO; Salt takes earnings hit; Ericsson bags new deal with Orange.
Orange Pooh-Poohs Deutsche Telekom Merger Talk, Again
News Analysis  | 
11/28/2019  |  1 comment
French operator dismisses latest speculation about a merger with its German counterpart.
VMware Sees Green With Carbon Black Buy
News Analysis  | 
11/27/2019  |  1 comment
With Carbon Black now firmly in the fold, VMware says its aggregate security segment will represent about $1 billion of business this year.
Telefónica Unveils Major New Strategy, Identifies €2B in New Revenues
News Analysis  | 
11/27/2019  |  1 comment
Spanish giant has unveiled a new five-point plan that includes spinning off much of its Latin American assets and a go-to-market strategy that the operator believes can generate €2 billion in new revenues by 2022.
TDS Eyes Piece of Comcast's Turf
News Analysis  | 
11/27/2019  |  Post a comment
Boundaries between cable ops continue to blur as TDS Telecom makes a competitive move in Spokane, Wash.
The Role of Mobile Operators in the Private Networks Sector
LRTV Interviews  | 
11/27/2019  |  1 comment
At the 'Private Networks in a 5G World' event in London, Heavy Reading's Gabriel Brown discusses the role that mobile operators could play in the burgeoning private networks market.
Eurobites: Finland's Elisa Trials 'Human-Eye Quality' Virtual Reality Over 5G
News Analysis  | 
11/27/2019  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT's Openreach to issue FTTH equipment tender; Virgin Media raises the broadband bar in Reading; CityFibre reportedly seeks to revamp its Vodafone deal; the continuing European adventures of Huawei.
MEF19: Heavy Reading's Sterling Perrin on SD-WAN Adoption
LRTV Interviews  | 
11/27/2019  |  1 comment
Heavy Reading's Sterling Perrin discusses new SD-WAN research he presented at MEF19 in Los Angeles, and why it's significant that cloud providers aren't part of MEF (yet).
Air France Exec on Private Wireless Networks
LRTV Interviews  | 
11/27/2019  |  Post a comment
At the 'Private Networks in a 5G World' event in London, Christian Regnier, Enterprise Technical Architect for Critical LTE/5G/IoT at Air France, talks about the evolution of the airline's private networks strategy and how it's embracing 5G.
MediaTek Unveils 'Dimensity' 5G Chipset
News Analysis  | 
11/27/2019  |  Post a comment
MediaTek says its first 5G silicon will arrive in commercial smartphones by Q1 2020.
Vodafone Warns Governments Off Reserving Spectrum for Industries
News Analysis  | 
11/27/2019  |  1 comment
The European service provider slams decisions to give spectrum to companies that have not traditionally operated networks as concern grows about the telco role in private 5G networks.
Hon Hai Eyes 5G Prize as It Tips $328M Into APT
News Analysis  | 
11/27/2019  |  Post a comment
The manufacturing giant is diversifying into 5G in a bid to become a technology services company.
CableLabs Mothballs Its Startup Incubator
News Analysis  | 
11/26/2019  |  1 comment
After a three-year run, the R&D organization has halted its 'Fiterator' program for startups amid bigger changes underway at CableLabs's UpRamp unit.
For Deutsche Telekom, Private Networks Offer Glimpse of 5G Growth
News Analysis  | 
11/26/2019  |  Post a comment
Germany's biggest operator is under pressure to show that private 5G remains a growth opportunity for the telco business.
Netrounds Joins Rakuten's Vendor Roster
News Analysis  | 
11/26/2019  |  Post a comment
Swedish network assurance specialist selected by high-profile greenfield Japanese network operator Rakuten Mobile.
Deutsche Telekom Eyes Private Wireless Networks Growth
LRTV Interviews  | 
11/26/2019  |  Post a comment
At the Private Networks in a 5G World event in London, Deutsche Telekom's senior VP of 5G Campus Networks, Antje Williams, explains how the German operator is seeking to develop new business opportunities by providing public and private wireless network services to enterprises in multiple verticals.
Ovum's Talmesio on 5G Private Networks
LRTV Interviews  | 
11/26/2019  |  Post a comment
At the 'Private Networks in a 5G World Event' in London, Ovum analyst Dario Talmesio discusses the business opportunity for mobile network operators in delivering 4G and 5G private networks to enterprises.
Eurobites: Nokia Discontinues COO Role
News Analysis  | 
11/26/2019  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Tele2's Croatian deal comes under scrutiny; Orange takes its bank to Spain; TIM agrees €350 million EU loan to support 5G rollout.
MEF19: Heavy Reading's Jennifer Clark on SD-WAN & the Edge
LRTV Interviews  | 
11/26/2019  |  Post a comment
Edge computing, 5G and the cloud are drivers of and enablers of multivendor SD-WAN services, said Heavy Reading's Jennifer Clark, in a discussion about the progress of SD-WAN standardization.
Ericsson Hurls NB-IoT & Cat-M Into Spotlight & Lets Them Sweat
Morris Lore  | 
11/26/2019  |  Post a comment
Like any doting parent, the Swedish equipment giant is expecting a lot from the NB-IoT and Cat-M technologies it helped to spawn.
The Telecoms.com Podcast: AT&T, India & 5G Races
LRTV Documentaries  | 
11/26/2019  |  Post a comment
Hangover? What hangover? This week the below-par podders put late-night carousing behind them to talk AT&T, India and 5G deals.
Intel Partners With MediaTek for 5G PC Chips
News Analysis  | 
11/25/2019  |  1 comment
The pair expect to launch silicon, to be used by Dell and HP, in early 2021.
Starz Plots Global OTT Play as US Pay-TV Landscape Erodes
News Analysis  | 
11/25/2019  |  Post a comment
Premium programmer launches new direct-to-consumer service in Brazil, France, Germany, Mexico and the UK, with plans to expand into almost two dozen more countries in 2020.
Telcos Need Enterprise Schooling to Seize Private Network Opportunity
News Analysis  | 
11/25/2019  |  Post a comment
To profit from the private network opportunity, operators need to become experts on the needs and business drivers of their enterprise customers.
How Will Cable Business Services Keep Growing?
Breznick Unbound  | 
11/25/2019  |  1 comment
With the commercial services engine clearly slowing down, where will cable operators turn for new growth as new technologies like SD-WAN and 5G emerge?
'AT&T TV' Tunes In More Major US Markets
News Analysis  | 
11/25/2019  |  Post a comment
NYC, Miami, Minneapolis and Seattle join a list of US markets to trial AT&T's new OTT-delivered pay-TV service that uses a 4K-capable Android TV device.
Eurobites: SFR FTTH to Buy Covage for €1B
News Analysis  | 
11/25/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Enreach buys Masvoz for UC expansion; French government raises the floor on 5G auction; Orange sells its Niger subsidiary.
Russia's MTS Quits Ukraine With $734M Sale
News Analysis  | 
11/25/2019  |  Post a comment
The Russian operator is abandoning Ukraine to focus more keenly on digitalization efforts at home.
Indian Telcos Find Some Relief
News Analysis  | 
11/25/2019  |  Post a comment
Price rises and deferred spectrum payments should help operators that have been hit by a recent court ruling.
Vodafone Supports IoT Customers in the US With Cat M
News Analysis  | 
11/25/2019  |  Post a comment
Donaldson Company is an initial user for connected dust filtration systems.
Ericsson Makes Bold Growth Predictions for 5G, Cellular IoT
News Analysis  | 
11/25/2019  |  Post a comment
In its latest Mobility Report, Ericsson predicts 5G will account for 2.6 billion subscriptions and generate 45% of the world's total mobile data traffic by 2025.
AT&T Won't Charge Extra for 5G
News Analysis  | 
11/22/2019  |  1 comment
AT&T discloses lowband 5G plans, but warns speeds won't be much faster than 4G.
AT&T, T-Mobile Force 5G Customers to Choose Between Lowband & Highband
News Analysis  | 
11/22/2019  |  2 comments
AT&T and T-Mobile are both launching 5G this year. However, their customers will have to decide whether they want to buy phones that support lowband 5G or highband 5G. They can't buy ones that do both.
MediaKind CTO: Adding Agility Will Shorten 'Feedback Loop' With Customers
CxO Spotlight  | 
11/22/2019  |  Post a comment
Allen Broome says initiatives are underway to extend the Agile model and form a tighter integration bond with customers that, in turn, will accelerate the development and debut of new features and capabilities.
An Analyst's Thoughts on the TIP Summit 2019: What Works? And What Doesn't?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
11/22/2019  |  4 comments
Heavy Reading's Gabriel Brown takes stock of the recent TIP Summit, praising the progress made by the industry body but highlighting some blind spots.
Should SD-WAN Providers Let Enterprises Drive?
News Analysis  | 
11/22/2019  |  Post a comment
Many enterprise customers want to operate their own SD-WAN, but they risk driving into a ditch.
Ericsson the Unready Loses KPN to Huawei
News Analysis  | 
11/22/2019  |  Post a comment
The resurgent Swedish equipment vendor hits a speedbump in the Netherlands, whose largest operator preferred to go Chinese.
China Joins Global Satellite Broadband Party
News Analysis  | 
11/22/2019  |  Post a comment
A new fleet of Chinese satellites is expected to launch a pilot service in 2020.
Eurobites: Germany Cools on Huawei's 5G Future
News Analysis  | 
11/22/2019  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: KPN provides coverage to North Sea oil rigs; ITU identifies 5G spectrum; more Telia staff changes; Cobham goes deeper underground.
WiCipedia: Startup School Scholarships, Losing Lena & UK Pay Discrepancies
WiCipedia  | 
11/22/2019  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: A new startup school offers scholarships for women; the humble JPEG has a sordid past; UK pay is falling behind for minorities; and more.
Malone: HBO Max Will Struggle for Growth, Apple TV+ Set to Surprise
News Analysis  | 
11/22/2019  |  Post a comment
The Liberty Media exec and cable and media titan also believes that Discovery is positioned to win in the streaming game, thanks to its massive library of owned content and global distribution rights.
Google & Facebook's Wireless Networking Ambitions Meet in Peru
News Analysis  | 
11/22/2019  |  Post a comment
Internet para Todos (IpT) in Peru promises to sport wireless networking technologies backed by both Facebook and Google – the implications of this development for the global wireless industry are significant.
Sigfox Starts IoT Private Network Push
News Analysis  | 
11/22/2019  |  1 comment
The IoT startup will test its private area network tech in France in Q1 2020.
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