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Liberty Global Faces Hurdles in Swiss Sale
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2/28/2019  |  Post a comment
Continuing its retreat from the European continent, Liberty Global agrees to sell its Swiss cable operations to Sunrise for $6.3 billion, potentially reducing its presence outside its UK base to five markets.
Ericsson, Huawei, Nokia Flaunt 5G Deals on MWC Catwalk
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2/28/2019  |  Post a comment
Kit vendors strut their 5G stuff in Barcelona as they fight to attract the attention of the world's service providers.
Cable One 'Happy' to See Broadband Subs Go With OTT-TV
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2/28/2019  |  Post a comment
MSO pivoted to a data-centric model 5 years ago, but Cable One 'not trying to drive our video customers away,' CEO insists.
Airspan's 5G Magic Box Coming Soon
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2/28/2019  |  Post a comment
Airspan targets more operators with its forthcoming 5G Magic Box wireless small cell.
Ericsson, Huawei Kick Off 5G Robot Wars
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2/28/2019  |  Post a comment
As artificial intelligence moves into the field of network operations, telcos will face new cultural and technological challenges.
The Telecoms.com Podcast: Live From MWC19
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2/28/2019  |  Post a comment
It's the MWC special, of course, live (sort of) from amid the foliage of the Fira. Includes VIP guests, and Iain's new haircut.
Cox, Frontier Won't Bid in 24GHz 5G Auction
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2/28/2019  |  1 comment
Both are among service providers that applied for Auction 102 but did not qualify to bid, according to the FCC.
Eurobites: Nokia Wins on Two Fronts in Egypt
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2/28/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ooredoo seeks AI boost for 5G rollout; Sunrise-Liberty deal agreed; BT creates jobs; IoT and athletic performance.
'Large Number' of Verizon's 5G Home Subs Getting More Than 300 Mbit/s
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2/27/2019  |  Post a comment
Verizon CFO Matt Ellis also tries to shed more light on rollout targets for company's relatively new 5G-based in-home fixed wireless broadband service.
The Great Lanyard War of MWC19
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2/27/2019  |  1 comment
With China's Huawei swept up in a global geopolitical drama, the company's MWC19 lanyard sponsorship has suddenly taken on a new edge.
Affirmed CEO Wants to Own the Core... & More
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2/27/2019  |  3 comments
Affirmed Networks CEO Hassan Ahmed says the company's opportunities inside mobile networks will grow as 5G takes off; the vEPC vendor's most recent funding round suggests others share his optimism.
TiVo Preparing to Separate Its Products & Licensing Businesses
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2/27/2019  |  Post a comment
Nothing's settled yet, but CEO says such a move would reduce the complexities of TiVo's businesses and facilitate potential 'strategic transactions' as a review of company's fate continues.
VEON Dumped Ericsson for Amdocs in Russia
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2/27/2019  |  Post a comment
VEON has picked Amdocs over Ericsson as a provider of BSS technology in its biggest market.
KT Hedges 5G Bets With Innovation Splurge
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2/27/2019  |  Post a comment
Korea Telecom has no clear idea about which 5G services will prove popular, so is trialing several that might – just might – take off.
Eurobites: Sunrise Close to $6.3B UPC Deal
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2/27/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BritBox set to challenge Netflix in UK; TIM and Xiaomi target 5G devices; Ericsson and Telefónica strike AI deal.
Equinix Builds 'Network Edge' for Global NFV
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2/27/2019  |  Post a comment
Equinix is initially testing virtual router and firewall in the US and Europe, with plans to extend into Asia soon, to help make network connections more agile and responsive for enterprise customers.
Margins on Streaming TV Packages 'Nothing to Write Home About' – Charter CFO
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2/27/2019  |  Post a comment
But new, slimmer options enable Charter to focus on broadband-only customers that haven't responded to offers for traditional pay-TV service, Charter's Chris Winfrey says.
AT&T: Enterprise Transformation Builds on Network Foundation
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2/27/2019  |  Post a comment
While networks alone won't deliver enterprise transformation, robust, software-defined networks are needed for enterprises to transform, says Sorabh Saxena, president, business operations for AT&T business solutions.
Cisco CEO: WiFi 6 Shouldn't Be Ignored Amid 5G Hype
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2/27/2019  |  1 comment
Although most of the MWC noise is focused squarely on 5G, Cisco's CEO used his keynote appearance to talk about the opportunities for WiFi in the enterprise, and to call on providers to consider the technology in their planning.
Major Telcos Prep for US Components Ban on Huawei
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2/27/2019  |  1 comment
Service providers have drawn up contracts for the transfer of technology and know-how in the event the US bans component sales to Huawei and ZTE.
Orange, Vodafone to Unveil Common Approach to NFVi
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2/27/2019  |  1 comment
The two operators have been working to develop a number of NFV infrastructure (NFVi) configurations to meet the needs of different types of virtual network function (VNF) deployments.
T-Mobile's Latest C-Band Proposal Is Just a Delay Tactic, Intelsat CEO Says
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2/27/2019  |  1 comment
T-Mobile continues to push a counter-proposal for the C-Band, one that would involve an FCC auction of the spectrum. But one C-Band spectrum user argues that T-Mobile is just stalling while it tries to reach a conclusion with its Sprint merger.
VMware Debuts 'Biggest Release Ever of NSX'
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2/27/2019  |  1 comment
VMware says new NSX-T is 'completely decoupled from vSphere now,' with significantly improved automation, user interface, scalability and security.
Smaller Cablecos Fleeing Legacy Pay-TV
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2/26/2019  |  1 comment
Speaking at NCTC's Winter Education Conference in Atlanta, small and midsized cable operators say they're increasingly seeking other video options, such as streaming and app-based services.
T-Mobile Sees 500Mbit/s Speeds on Its 5G mmWave Spectrum
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2/26/2019  |  1 comment
Much of T-Mobile's 5G discussions have centered on the operator's 600MHz spectrum, but network executives confirmed T-Mobile is also in the midst of deploying equipment on its 28GHz and 39GHz spectrums.
AT&T & Microsoft Team at the Edge
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2/26/2019  |  Post a comment
By delivering Microsoft Azure cloud services closer to the edge, AT&T aims to reduce latency and improve user experience for enterprise sites.
Cable Broadband Will Keep Edge Over 5G – Comcast CEO
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2/26/2019  |  Post a comment
As 5G aims to become a viable alternative to in-home broadband, cable will continue to enjoy a significant cost, capacity and speed advantage, Brian Roberts says.
Appeals Court Upholds AT&T-Time Warner Deal
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2/26/2019  |  Post a comment
The US Department of Justice challenged the merger, also opposed by President Trump, after the deal closed last June.
Hands Off Our 5G Spectrum – Vodafone's Message for Verticals
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2/26/2019  |  Post a comment
Vodafone's chief engineer slams proposals in several countries to reserve spectrum for industrial use.
Telefónica Splashes €200M on Spanish Network
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2/26/2019  |  Post a comment
Telefónica turned to Juniper and Nokia to meet exploding demand in Spain. Upgrade raises network capacity to 10 Tbit/s, with room to grow.
China Says International Bodies Should Work Together on 5G Security
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2/26/2019  |  Post a comment
China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology wants 'fair and transparent' international cooperation on 5G security.
Eurobites: Ericsson Makes 5G Hay in Middle East
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2/26/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telenor runs 5G trials in Denmark with Nokia; Deutsche Telekom cozies up to SK Telecom; Orange joins ULE Alliance; Tele2 lands M2M gig with energy firm.
Cisco Pledges $5B Over Three Years to Finance 5G
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2/26/2019  |  5 comments
Cisco, via its Cisco Capital arm, is setting aside money to lend to service providers who need capital to speed up their network transformations to deliver 5G services. Of course, there's some debate about whether financing is the thing that makes deals move more quickly.
VMware Launches Essential PKS, for Kubernetes Purists
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2/26/2019  |  Post a comment
VMWare Essential PKS runs standard, unmodified Kubernetes, complementing VMware's existing Kubernetes on-premises platform and cloud service.
Ericsson on Hook for $350M Payment to VEON After BSS Cock-Up
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2/26/2019  |  Post a comment
Swedish vendor forced to cough up after scrapping an IT product that VEON had been using.
Telefónica's Brazil Biz Shows Off Slinky Aura Skills
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2/26/2019  |  Post a comment
Vivo's push on AI-powered customer management platform gains traction.
Turkcell CEO: US Fear of Chinese AI Fuels Anti-Huawei Campaign
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2/26/2019  |  Post a comment
Boss of Turkish mobile operator comes out in support of Huawei and blames a tech arms race between the US and China for the backlash.
AT&T, Verizon Expand Fixed Wireless (Both LTE & 5G) to Small Biz Market
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2/25/2019  |  2 comments
As they work to battle Comcast and Charter, AT&T and Verizon are planning to expand their respective fixed wireless Internet businesses into the market for small businesses. And AT&T isn't waiting for 5G.
Windstream Turns to Chapter 11 in Wake of Court Ruling
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2/25/2019  |  1 comment
Company, which has secured $1B in DIP financing, pins blame on the judge and hedge fund linked to ruling that Windstream violated conditions of its bonds by putting network assets into a REIT.
Sprint Dribbles Out 5G Updates, but Big Picture Still Cloudy
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2/25/2019  |  Post a comment
Sprint offered a number of updates on its 5G buildout – including plans to cover a total of 1,000 square miles with the technology – but the operator was conspicuously silent on how it would make back its 5G investment.
TIP Turns Three, Celebrates Production-Ready Mobile Network Technologies
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2/25/2019  |  Post a comment
TIP demonstrates mobile network technologies moving out of the research phase and into the production stage at MWC.
Casa Systems Seeks Wireless Gains Amid Wireline Pains
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2/25/2019  |  Post a comment
Vendor makes moves into wireless and mobile as pace of distributed access architecture deployments by cable operators goes slower than anticipated.
Telefónica, Microsoft Strengthen Their Tech R&D Bond
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2/25/2019  |  Post a comment
Already AI and cloud bedfellows, the Spanish telco and cloud giant are strengthening their relationship with a strategic partnership and joint developments around AI.
Deutsche Telekom Desperate to Impress in 5G
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2/25/2019  |  Post a comment
The German operator is keen to show the world at this year's MWC that Europe is not falling behind in the technology stakes.
NCTC Plots Plan to Help Cable Ops Work Together on Broadband
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2/25/2019  |  Post a comment
Cable industry co-op is heading up a new project to help its hundreds of tier 2/3 operator members get easier access to peering sites and reduce Internet transport costs, new VP of broadband solutions says.
Eurobites: Vodafone Hooks Up With ARM on IoT
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2/25/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Openet teams up with Samsung on 5G packet core; Ericsson loses revenue assurance element of VEON contract; former Gigaclear CEO launches Zzoomm network.
Vodafone CEO: Huawei Ban Equals Two-Year 5G Delay
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2/25/2019  |  Post a comment
Nick Read says banning Huawei would be 'hugely disruptive' to European service providers and consumers, holding up the launch of next-generation services.
Ericsson CEO Slams 5G Test Plans as 'Tax Burden,' Economic Threat
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2/25/2019  |  Post a comment
Börje Ekholm ramps up Ericsson's criticism of plans for a post-development 5G testing regime during a presentation at this year's Mobile World Congress.
Ericsson Wheels in Kathrein to Add 5G Antenna Fizz
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2/25/2019  |  Post a comment
Swedish vendor acquires Kathrein's antenna and filters division to 'complement' 5G portfolio.
Verizon, AT&T Push SD-WAN Into 5G
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2/25/2019  |  Post a comment
AT&T and Verizon, with success in their respective LTE-powered SD-WAN offerings, are both moving to add 5G connectivity options.
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