Antenna firm co-CEO sees a solid market for 4G LTE IoT tech.
Prajakta Joshi says 5G deployments will provide huge opportunities for women in comms.
The Pantex plant in Texas plans to test a private LTE network that can use drones for connectivity - the move underscores the growing opportunity around private wireless networks.
Apple's iPhone 11 is virtually indistinguishable from the iPhone XS, but CEO Tim Cook has been 'thrilled' by the response to it in the run-up to Halloween.
China Mobile is selling 5G at a 30% discount to 4G - and that's just one of the reasons that 5G in China could expand far more quickly than in the US and elsewhere.
For the Australian incumbent, reskilling an entire workforce is the route to a successful network and IT transformation.
The hemorrhaging of the US pay-TV industry isn't just bad. It's scary bad. Happy Halloween, everyone!
The UK telecom incumbent is on track to meet full-year targets but faces growing investment challenges and pricing concerns.
The impact of 5G in South Korea should offer some encouragement to operators that are just launching the technology.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Swisscom on the down-slope in Q3; T-Systems forges blockchain link with Malta; Telia bankrolls Finnish fiber rollout.
Videophone zombies. Disappearing phones. Moaning mobile services. Glass that makes your skin crawl. Don't be afraid. It's the Light Reading Podcast Halloween Special!
The companies say the nuSIM tech will reduce power and space requirements for IoT devices.
A group of US-based tech companies is accusing Ericsson and Huawei of trying to delay WiFi 6 by asking the FCC to include the 6GHz spectrum band in an ITU study.
Boingo, which manages WiFi and cellular networks inside large venues around the country, is preparing to enter the 5G world, CEO Mike Finley explains.
AT&T reduced the cost of its cheapest unlimited plan by $5/month, following a similar move by Verizon just three months ago.
Taking up a cause championed by new member Charter Communications, the studio- and distributor-backed legal consortium will now try to get a handle on unauthorized access to content.
A new report indicates that Apple could release three new iPhones next year that all support 5G across spectrum bands ranging from 700MHz to 28GHz.
Finnish vendor is under pressure to reduce 5G product costs after choosing expensive components and being let down by a supplier.
WarnerMedia has set a goal to sign up 75 million to 90 million HBO Max subs worldwide, including 50 million in the US, by 2025. A cheaper, ad-supported version will debut in 2021.
The cost of running new 5G networks in parallel with older systems could be huge, according to the latest research.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia goes cloud-native in Tunisia; European operators look at blockchain for roaming settlement; Masmovil enjoys soaraway third quarter.
AT&T reduced its capital expenditure from $23 billion this year to $20 billion next year, and Verizon also reported capex figures lower than some analysts expected. What does that mean for 5G? That's unclear.
Devices using the chipset will be running on the network by the end of year.
Rich messaging has come a long way since it was first introduced by the GSMA in 2008 as a replacement to legacy short messaging services.
Sony's OTT-TV service will close its doors on January 30, 2020, blaming rising programming costs, heated pay-TV competition and a general decision to 'focus on its core gaming business.'
Group involving ABC, NBCU, Fox and CBS urge the court to dismiss Locast's counterclaims and instead focus on what they view as a 'wholesale violation of the Copyright Act.'
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has a difficult decision to make about exactly how to auction C-Band spectrum for 5G. Hanging in the balance are potentially billions of dollars.
Telco is the first non-owner, non-cable operator to tap into Canoe's dynamic ad insertion platform for VoD.
China's telcos will be hoping 5G provides some uplift after reporting another set of weak results.
Scott and Iain from Light Reading are joined by returning special guest telecoms analyst William Webb this week.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UK poised to let Huawei remain; Telecom Italia plans digital renaissance; EE beats Vodafone in Birmingham.
Aided by its Comcast deal, Harmonic sees a 20% surge in the number of devices being served by its virtualized converged cable access platform.
Indian authorities say telcos owe them another $13.9 billion in various fees. The bill could drive one player out of business.
T-Mobile touts another solid quarter as company remains confident the Sprint merger will get done early next year.
The FCC moved forward on a proceeding that would ban some US telecom companies from purchasing equipment from Chinese suppliers. The agency also proposed ripping existing Chinese equipment out of US networks.
CEO says he won't leave in 2020, but AT&T is looking for new CEO candidates in the longer term.
T-Mobile is offering new pricing plans specifically for first responders such as state and local law enforcement and firefighters. However, Sprint, AT&T and Verizon already offer discounts to those kinds of users.
The Chinese vendor's profits have recovered after it was struck by fines and trade sanctions last year, but its sales remain smaller than in 2016.
Verizon's fiber-based broadband and video platform chalks up sluggish data sub gains with so-so video sub losses once again in its Q3 earnings report.
Company believes Q3 represented 'peak' video subscriber losses as company prepares to launch lower-cost AT&T TV platform and its new HBO Max subscription VoD streaming service.
Weak profitability at the Finnish vendor's fledgling 5G business leaves it vulnerable to a market share grab by its main European rival.
The South Korean companies have settled what was at times a bitter dispute with a share swap and promise to collaborate.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: ARM extends helping hand to Huawei; Kellner's empire grows; Ofcom plots next 5G auction.
Ericsson's Niklas Heuveldop said he's trying to shift the company's focus in the US from just selling equipment to removing obstacles for the company's customers in general.
That will help prime the pump for WarnerMedia's new streaming service when it launches next spring and works toward a less expensive, ad-supported iteration of the OTT service, Reuters said.
Verizon's Hans Vestberg says the company's remodeled '5G Home' product is poised for a resurgence in the second half of next year.
'It's a pretty valuable piece of spectrum' that's working well in trials, Charter CEO Tom Rutledge says.
Four key themes emerged from a recent HPE and Intel reception, 'From NFV to Cloud Native: Future Proofing Your 5G investment.'
Verizon and Sprint execs weigh in on what will change in mobile networks - and what's possible - when moving from a 4G to 5G network core.
Mile High Networks is one of a handful of cutting-edge firms that is using LTE over CBRS to deliver broadband services to rural residents.
Those discussions appear to stem from broader talks centered on licensing Comcast's X1 platform.
Pivotal will release its first commercial millimeter-wave 28GHz subscriber units in December this year.
Startup Aurora Insight said it raised $18 million in a Series A round of funding from the likes of Alsop Louie Partners, True Ventures, Tippet Venture Partners, Revolution's Rise of the Rest Seed Fund, Promus Ventures, Alumni Ventures Group, ValueStream Ventures and Intellectus Partners.
Finnish firm plans a 10,500km cable route crossing the Russian north coast to Asia, but is it viable?
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Allison Kirkby heads back over the bridge; ARM plans to continue doing business with Huawei; Q3 revenue falls at Proximus and KPN.
'This is the next big technology transformation in the communications world and I think it's going to completely upend some companies' business models.'
Sensational media coverage of AI can make people feel nervous about their employment prospects, so a more rational view of the relationship between AI and jobs is need, notes Tractica's Mark Beccue.
Sprint confirmed that its first 5G customers are consuming three to five times more data than its 4G customers. This certainly indicates demand, but it also raises questions about how operators will profit from 5G.
The ailing equipment vendor suffers its tenth consecutive quarter of decline in the service provider market and is losing market share, according to one analyst.
Light Reading's Mike Dano and Phil Harvey recap MWC Los Angeles. The show touted big business as a 5G catalyst. So where were the enterprise heavy hitters?
Putting PS Vue on the block could mark the start of a shakeout in an overcrowded market of virtual MVPDs that are struggling to gain and retain subs amid ongoing suffering in the broader US pay-TV sector.
Rogers' video subscriber losses continue to rise even as it moves ahead with its rollout of Ignite TV, a syndicated version of Comcast's cloud-based X1 video platform.
Among the still-cryptic components of Comcast's grander wireless plans, the cable op confirms it is testing dual-SIM technologies as it weighs ways to offload MVNO traffic and boost its mobile economics.
Indian authorities have promised a rescue package for the country's struggling state-backed operators.
Cable operator drops 222,000 video subs amid a gain of 359,000 residential broadband customers and 204,000 Xfinity Mobile lines.
John Isch says today enterprises are demanding improved application performance and user experience for their SD-WAN services.
China's broadband market has been in a funk, but improvements could be around the corner.
Squeezed out of business with rival Telia, the Chinese vendor could suffer another setback unless Telenor opts for a single-vendor 5G strategy.
Ahead of the upcoming 'Private Networks in a 5G World' event in London, Heavy Reading principal analyst Gabriel Brown explains why the arrival of 5G is lighting a fire under the private networks sector.
The Finnish vendor appears to have lost its way against Huawei and Ericsson in the 5G market and is under serious pressure to prove its doubters wrong.
Teridion can now offer its enterprise customers a 'compliant' cloud-based SD-WAN service in mainland China.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange promotes startups and more in Russia and Senegal; ADVA's Q3 hit by US trade policy; Deutsche Telekom defends its smart speaker set-up.
Finnish vendor was trading at its lowest point in at least five years this morning after a gloomy update and signs it is struggling against 5G rivals.
The US Department of Defense released its plans to test 5G technology for applications such as VR training and warehouse logistics.
Verizon and Corning plan to install 5G in Corning's fiber-making plant in Hickory, N.C., to test what the technology can do in a manufacturing environment.
While some companies have been loudly touting their reliance on US suppliers, it's unclear how far that trend might progress before causing concerns among international suppliers.
T-Mobile said it will launch 5G on its 600MHz spectrum to 200 million Americans by the end of this year, ahead of previous expectations.
With an initial focus on the Los Angeles area, Wander is pitching an uncapped, 50-meg broadband service that takes aim at incumbents such as Charter, Frontier and AT&T.
A blend of solid content and aggressive promotions and discounts could help the new streaming service rise to 18 million subs worldwide by the end of Disney's fiscal 2020.
5G business models are emerging – including some pleasant surprises – even though the technology is still in its infancy.
The boss of France's biggest operator warns the industry that fragmentation of the market could be a costly disaster for the global 5G standard.
European and US operators announce a new roaming agreement that could spark the interest of customers with transatlantic operations.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telenor earnings down in Q3; Deutsche Telekom unit goes large on blockchain; Nokia's new switches tweaked for 5G cloud RAN.
Huawei VP says the company has started discussing the licensing of its 5G technology to a couple of unnamed US companies.
After getting burned using equipment from China's ZTE for a 4G upgrade, Gogo will tap Cisco, Airspan and First RF for a 5G network that will beam Internet connections to airplanes.
Sprint is last of the big four mobile carriers to roll out an NB-IoT network in the US.
Sprint says its new 5G network is much faster than its 4G network, and bigger than any other 5G network in the country. But Sprint still argues that its merger with T-Mobile is necessary for a wider 5G network.
The Chinese equipment vendor has lost 20% of staff and is smaller than it was four years ago, but it keeps on going.
The US Department of Justice is reportedly looking into Comcast's decision to remove Starz from select Xfinity TV packages as tensions mount over pricing and the streaming options now available to premium programmers.
As the exclusive wireless partner for Disney+, Verizon will offer a free year of the OTT service to new and existing 4G and 5G unlimited subs, as well as to new Fios and 5G Home Internet customers.
The MEF 70 service attribute standard for the SD-WAN industry is good... but is it enough?
The Indian operator is trying out the BSS specialist's cloud-based charging system at its commercial operations in the Punjab as part of its back-office evolution strategy.
On this week's podcast: Earnings updates; Broadband World Forum thoughts; and Iain's new iPhone.
Ericsson and Nokia remain extras on the set of China's mobile infrastructure drama, and Huawei's starring role supports its overseas ambitions.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Three UK pilots LPWA network; Ericsson wants to accelerate 5G RAN with Nvidia; BICS extends European footprint.
After receiving new promises from both Dish Network and T-Mobile, Colorado joined Mississippi in reversing its position and supporting the proposed merger of Sprint and T-Mobile.
Verizon turns to self installations and the 5G NR specification for its refreshed 5G Home fixed wireless Internet service.
Fresh off a $9 million funding round, Sweepr aims to help its ISP partners offer customer care as a service to makers of smart home devices and appliances.
Will the introduction of mobile number portability threaten China Mobile's dominant position?
The German operator has a long list of vendors identified for its software-enabled broadband access project. What could possibly go wrong?
India's Vodafone Idea has selected a range of Red Hat software products, including its OpenStack, to build a 'Universal Cloud' spanning more than 100 data centers.
A new set of NFV challenges is emerging as operators plan the shift towards cloud-native applications and a container-based strategy.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: VEON trials 5G in Kazakhstan; T-Systems launches private cloud trial with VMware; Openet and Evergent combine on BSS.
T-Mobile is the only operator that has announced customers using NB-IoT so far.
EdgePresence is joining a number of other data center providers in looking to build mini data centers in locations around the country.
Smart cities are taking shape in small ways, as the technology develops and makes its way to market. Orange Silicon Valley's Will Barkis discusses some of the newer tech he's seeing, where it might be used and privacy concerns that come up.
CenturyLink's Anil Simlot discusses how the carrier is evolving its edge computing platform from housing virtualized network functions to hosting larger, more dynamic IT workloads.
Dish Network plans to release its third RFP for its planned 5G network, this one focusing on the physical work that will be required to install its antennas on top of cell towers.
The Indian operator continues to record dramatic increases in subscriber numbers, but customers are spending less.
Crown Castle's CEO said he doesn't see edge computing data centers 'playing a significant role in our long-term strategy.' Crown Castle's main rivals, American Tower and SBA Communications, are taking a different path.
Deal arrives ahead of Quibi's launch next spring, and adds a new wrinkle to T-Mobile's video game plan.
Verizon is looking to purchase a number of spectrum licenses across the AWS-3 and mmWave bands, moves that show the operator continues to look for more spectrum holdings.
Declaring that local US governments are in 'dire need of universal fiber plans,' the Electronic Frontier Foundation props up FTTP as the 'superior choice for the 21st century.'
The resurgent Swedish vendor is growing its market share and envisaging 5G success in China despite geopolitical concerns.
Singapore is pressing ahead with its rollout of 5G technology based on the newer, standalone variant.
This week in our WiC roundup: Gen Z is skeptical of the future of tech; growing the number of women in aviation; women don't leave tech industry because of the actual work; and more.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BBC disbands virtual reality team; Nokia powers 5G at Helsinki mega-mall; OBS adds IoT to greenskeepers' armory.
The Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions is probing how to shore up security for the supply chain for 5G, action that arrives amid concerns over Chinese suppliers like Huawei and ZTE.
Yes, wireless operators in the US and elsewhere are building 5G networks. But how exactly they're going to make money from those networks remains a bit unclear.
But platforms that bundle streaming video services, backed by single sign-on systems, could benefit both OTT and pay-TV players alike.
The US software company adds the Spanish telco to its impressive list of investors as operators scout for alternatives to the big kit vendors.
I've been in Amsterdam this week at the annual Broadband World Forum event - here's what sunk into my grey matter.
Two 3.5GHz CBRS equipment vendors, Connectivity Wireless and JMA Wireless, installed a private LTE network in the Angel Stadium ballpark in Anaheim, Calif., with the goal of showing how it might improve operations at the venue.
One of the industry's most well known and respected figures, analyst Michael Howard, has passed away.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Toob turns to Adtran for gigabit gubbins; revenue flat but earnings up at Tele2 in Q3; Huawei shares the love in Brussels.
Swedish equipment vendor expects 2020 sales to be at least 9% higher than last year's figure and has also raised guidance for profitability.
But IBM is still growing slowly compared with the cloud market overall and that's a turnoff for telcos as potential customers and partners.
Heavy Reading principal analyst Sterling Perrin gives the lowdown on 5G transport network trends and seems shocked that timing and sychronization are sexy topics for the anyhaul specialists.
If you like cage matches, AI-powered killer robots and 1980s sci-fi movies, you'll love the Spectrum Collaboration Challenge from the Pentagon's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).
Netflix's Q3 numbers were in-line, but OTT video giant warns of 'some modest headwind' to near-term growth as a batch of new, major streaming services such as Disney+ and Apple TV+ near launch.
Juniper's CTO hails from Google, and is now working to steer the vendor through topics ranging from 5G to edge computing.
For Royston, the path to becoming a more profitable telco starts by revitalizing the company's approach to billing, charging and business intelligence.
Comcast's business services unit teams with iTel Networks to serve Canadian branch locations for the MSO's big, US-based enterprise-level customers.
While edge computing in the mobile and 5G space remains a nascent area, companies such as Intel, EQT, SBA and EdgeConneX are all linked to deals or merger-and-acquisition chatter in this burgeoning sector.
Red Hat is building new automation tools for developers into its OpenShift Kubernetes platform.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UK skeptical on 5G; Brussels gets tough with Broadcom; giving small cells a makeover.
Chinese equipment giant posts dramatic growth in numbers despite US penalties.
Heavy Reading principal analyst Gabriel Brown discusses the latest trends in backhaul connectivity to support 5G strategies and the emerging importance of edge computing to mobile operators.
5G services could arrive quickly after an auction of important midband spectrum.
Telcos are worried that systems integrators and open source will replace giant equipment vendors as a form of lock-in.
It's early days, but uneven performance is among the key takeaways highlighted in the first public, comprehensive and independent tests of US 5G networks by IHS Markit's RootMetrics.
FCC regulations haven't yet caught up with startups' 5G plans.
All major US mobile operators will carry the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL.
Verizon is keen on a set of standard APIs for residential gateways that will enable new services to be offered to broadband customers and it wants other operators to support developments underway at the prpl Foundation.
Netflix, Amazon and Hulu have staked out their turf in the subscription VoD market, but will they be able to hold that coveted ground as Disney, Apple, WarnerMedia and NBCU enter the streaming fray?
The Spanish operator's ambitious OnLife project is now in field trials with residential and enterprise customers – and several use cases already look compelling.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: CityFibre wants to engage on UK's FTTH future; KKR buys majority stake in Hyperoptic; Eurofins targets media industry.
Quectel tests 5G IoT mmWave module, AsusTek slated to use it in next-gen laptops.
It's not just about mobile, you know...
Red Hat readies its Kubernetes platform, OpenShift, for network functions.
Celona, a startup stemming from CommScope's purchase of Ruckus, is targeting the market for enterprises building their own private 5G and LTE wireless networks, eschewing WiFi.
The technology giant teamed up with one of the world's fittest men to push cycling to new limits.
Apple is reportedly planning to release a 5G modem as early as 2022, possibly joining Samsung and Huawei in that select group and align with Apple's push to become a vertically integrated company.
Concerns about new direct-to-consumer competition alongside pressure on Netflix's pricing power is misunderstood or overblown, contends LightShed Partners analyst Richard Greenfield.
Japan's NTT is uniting 28 enterprise-focused brands in its bid to grow at twice the market rate and deliver a boost to profitability.
The service provider industry is being transformed by enterprise demand for cloud-based wide-area networking, a model Gartner calls Secure Access Service Edge, or SASE.
The Chinese equipment giant has a new plan for shaping the development of optical access technology.
Like old-fashioned rock and roll, 2G just refuses to die.
Authorities have allowed the controversial Chinese vendor to participate in demos at an industry event, suggesting it may be allowed into the country's 5G market.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: VodafoneZiggo virtualizes with Amdocs; Batelco analyzes with Ericsson; the Queen lays down the law on UK broadband.
It's like Mad Max in the optical networking space, with every group of participants – optical transceiver vendors, chip manufacturers, systems OEMs and even end customers – all fighting their own war.
ZenFi's CEO says that 1000s more small cells are waiting to be approved in the NYC area.
Says a preliminary injunction against Maine's new law sought by Comcast and programmers is based on 'purely hypothetical' allegations, as state towns have no present plan to act upon or enforce the new law.
Top Comcast execs discuss the benefits and capabilities of the company's new virtual access network and how Comcast is applying lessons from its cloud-based X1 platform.
This week in our WiC roundup: Lawsuits may be tech's 'wake-up call'; coming out as trans in tech; Melinda Gates dedicates cash for a cause; and more.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT launches 5G service; Amsterdam Internet Exchange upgrades with Pluribus; Ericsson helps fight diabetes in the UAE.
Equinix is looking to host data centers for hypercloud providers like Amazon Web Services and Microsoft, in a joint venture with a Singaporean investment fund.
What were some of the key takeaways from Light Reading's 5G Transport & the Edge event in New York City? Two sober (just) editors chew the fat...
In a small edge case that affected about 2,000 customers, Comcast says it fixed the technical issue and is crediting affected accounts for any erroneous charges and giving those subs an additional $50 credit.
Verizon plans to make use of a new technology that would allow the operator to deploy 5G transmitters into locations where fiber is not available.
T-Mobile recently inked two separate agreements with two state attorneys general to get support for its proposed merger with Sprint. How far will T-Mobile go to get the deal approved?
Private equity firm has pitched a restructuring that would spin off DirecTV and combine it with Dish under a new company that would be controlled by AT&T, Fox Business says.
Malaysia's fixed-line incumbent wants to be the country's only operator of a 5G network.
Recent deals signed by the likes of Telia, Three and Telecom Italia are under an uncomfortable spotlight after the publication of a new report about 5G security.
The open source vendor is giving up its OpenStack business to focus on application delivery.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: MVNO Effortel lands bank job; EU considers new 'security paradigm'; European lobby groups want more flexibility on privacy regulations.
The GSMA expects to attract roughly the same number of attendees to its Los Angeles event – between 22,000 and 23,000 – this year as it did in 2018, despite the introduction of 5G in the US market.
The 10G future is in sight, HFC has gas in the tank, Comcast is getting serious about network virtualization, DOCSIS's pioneers get recognized and more from last week's show in The Big Easy.
Altice Labs has introduced a family of broadband gateways for DOCSIS and FTTP networks that utilizes an open source software platform managed by a joint venture of Comcast, Liberty Global & Charter.
AT&T plans to deploy standalone 5G in 2020, which will boost enterprise applications for 5G.
Some of the nation's biggest telecom companies – including AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and Dish Network – appear to be planning to participate in the FCC's upcoming mmWave spectrum auction. But big cable companies are missing in action.
Fiber saturation has dampened demand this year, but the arrival of 5G means the downturn may be short-lived.
A push into bundles is not going to guarantee success for the ailing UK telco amid a blizzard of competitive and regulatory challenges.
Alan Breznick gives you a tour of New Orleans... from inside the convention center.
AT&T and Verizon have voiced support for the FCC's efforts to obtain accurate maps of broadband access in the US. But they argued 5G should not be included in those maps.
VMware says adding the endpoint security provider to its cloud stack will help network operators prevent attacks, rather than reacting to them.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nuage Networks finds SD-WAN love in Bahrain; Vodafone closes stores, but not in the UK; MegaFon sets up e-commerce JV with Alibaba and friends.
Antronix President Neil Tang looks at the company's continuing legacy of leading cable industry technology.
Finnish agricultural IoT startup Soil Scout works with DT on underground sensors, grabs an undisclosed round of funding.
Much of what's talked about as automation is actually mechanization, says AT&T's Amy Wheelus, and the distinction is key as telcos head into the 5G world.
Fixed broadband service provider developed its own OSS and BSS systems, a move that gives it cost efficiencies compared with traditional systems and advanced data analysis capabilities, according to its executives.
Exec late of Ireland's eir Group and AT&T named EVP and president of Spectrum Enterprise, succeeding the retiring Phil Meeks.
Startup is hoping to sell telcos new technology to peek into the operations of enterprise networks.
The global semiconductor industry is nearing the trough of a massive decline due to oversupply issues, but according to a new report from IHS Markit | Technology, 5G will help rectify the situation.
Distributed architectures and other common, underlying technologies and techniques are also starting to span across both wired and wireless networks, Morgan Kurk says.
The Norwegian operator will eventually have an all-Ericsson radio access network for all the different technologies, a senior executive tells Light Reading.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Netcracker lands OSS deal with Deutsche Telekom; Nokia hopes to make squillions from Quillion chipset; Telia Norway goes all in with Ericsson for 5G RAN.
Verizon says it could deploy the smart city traffic monitoring system nationwide in the future.
An analyst firm is at odds with industry execs on how quickly the market for LiDAR applications will take off. Several companies that supply the telco industry are making bets that LiDAR will pay off soon.
The Trump administration is also taking a close interest in open RAN technologies, and proponents such as Altiostar, as it looks to support alternatives to the Chinese equipment giant.
Through his family's private investment firm, billionaire Michael Dell is pushing the FCC to enact new rules that would allow 5G operations in the 12GHz spectrum band.
T-Mobile is the latest carrier to look for ways to encourage inventors and other entrepreneurs to develop new products and services for 5G.
Allen Broome comes on board as the video software company explores the development of a virtualized, software-as-a-service model for the OTT and pay-TV service provider market.
Strauss, a longtime Comcast exec, has been named chairman of Peacock, a streaming service set to launch in the spring of 2020.
One of the telecom's industry's top executives is backing trials of open RAN technology as a way of bringing more competition into the network market.
But the telcos are not displaying enough 5G ambition for some government authorities.
Among the many considerations facing network operators as they make the leap into the 5G world, service assurance is right up there with the toughest, as CSP executives will explain at the upcoming Software-Driven Operations summit in London.
The groups, representing service providers and enterprises, are teaming on SD-WAN specifications to help telcos satisfy enterprise needs – and make money doing it.
Mike Dano explains how Verizon and other service providers speaking at the 5G Transport & the Edge event are well positioned to talk about edge computing, transport and traffic routing.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UAE's du happy with Huawei; Vodafone trials OpenRAN in the UK; Ericsson upgrades in Madagascar.
Ossia is working to commercialize its Forever Tracker with T-Mobile and Xirgo.
Charter and a group of vendors are championing a node standardization initiative called the Generic Access Platform that's showing signs of promise, but the effort needs more buy-in from suppliers and MSOs.
Sanjay Srinivasan, Vonage VP and chief architect, talks with Light Reading's Mitch Wagner about the company's VoIP strategy and explains why SD-WAN is important to Vonage.
A new study from BearingPoint shows that CSPs have a lot of work ahead of them if they are to appeal to enterprise customers.
Most governments and operators have shown little inclination to heed US warnings about the consequences of using Chinese suppliers.
This week in our WiC roundup: Tech jobs at non-tech companies; speaking up at work; STEM jobs might not require tech-specific college degrees, and more.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: 5G arrives at London train stations; EBU wants 5G-Broadcast mode; UK doesn't want Facebook encryption.
The fifth-largest mobile carrier in the US will be one of the first in the country with lowband 5G.
Bigleaf provides cloud-based SD-WAN as a service for small businesses with big connectivity needs, inspired by a conversation with a church IT director.
Denver city officials acknowledge that 5G could dramatically improve residents' lives, but ongoing concerns over permitting for and radiation from 5G cell sites remain obstacles.
LMAO @ SCTE.
The Eurasian operator has flipped its digital strategy to give greater autonomy to its geographically diverse operating companies.
At 5G Asia, Accedian's founder and Executive Chairman Patrick Ostiguy explains the difference between 'observability' and visibility for monitoring and service assurance of 5G networks.
With hype around all things 'edge' on the rise, Heavy Reading launched a research study to gain a realistic understanding of how edge computing will affect the future of network connectivity.
Both sides declare victory in mixed court opinion centered on a TiVo video search patent.
DALLAS -- Scott Irwin, senior director of SD-WAN for Frontier Communications, explains how Frontier's customers are increasingly moving to a more centralized managed SD-WAN platform.
President Trump called out Nokia and its US operations during a press event with Finland's president. The CWA union wasted no time in calling out the situation.
When the time came to open a new R&D facility focused on radio technology, the US software company could find no better place than Stockholm.
Ciena's latest acquisition is another piece of a larger back office puzzle for carriers, but the vendor said it's not aiming to become the new OSS stack.
Australia's national broadband network faces rising costs while customers remain unhappy.
Three and a half years after its birth, the Telecom Infra Project is trying to be more collaborative than confrontational.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT lands Spanish government deal; Ericsson completes on Kathrein; Sparkle boosts its presence in Milan; French facial recognition.
Gunnar Peters from Spectrum Enterprise discusses how the company listens to customers and decides what services to offer next.
At the recent 5G Asia event in Singapore, MATRIXX Software CTO Marc Price talked about the importance of cloud-native functionality as service providers revamp their IT stacks as part of their 5G strategies.
Charter's Craig Cowden expands on the MSO's interests and intentions involving the CBRS band and provides updates on the company's recent set of fixed wireless, mobile-facing 'dual-SIM' market trials.
New specification group at ETSI is 'exceptionally important,' says industry analyst.
Company adds TiVo Edge models for cable customers and cord-cutters, tags content partners for soon-to-launch ad-based OTT service called TiVo+.
What has gone well and what has gone badly for South Korea's early 5G movers?
ZenKey is the new 'single sign-on' service from the nation's four big wireless network operators. If history is any indication, it won't last long.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone UK shares 4G spectrum to help bridge rural connectivity divide; Finnish president endures face-time with Trump to thrash out 5G options; smart lighting gets a bit smarter.
A deep dive into T-Mobile's fixed wireless service over LTE - complete with detailed commentary from a current customer - offers some interesting insights into what it means for Internet service in the future.
At the 5G Asia event in Singapore, Ericsson's Rodrigo Beyer Fernandez outlines the cultural changes needed in telco IT operations teams, and the importance of automation, as network operators embrace 5G.
States still have the option of enacting their own net neutrality regulations following today's DC Circuit Court of Appeals ruling upholding the FCC rollback of net neutrality rules.
MATRIXX's Founder Jennifer Kyriakakis says 5G will enable the creation of many new opportunities in the telecom industry, especially around microservices, networking, automation and security.
The cable industry, in partnership with CableLabs, is exploring how to deliver services at 6GHz and beyond, Cox exec says.
Japan's Rakuten isn't the only operator in the world building a new, greenfield wireless network with an open, software-powered architecture: OptimERA is working to do the same in a tiny part of Alaska.
This week: Dutch ructions at KPN; 5G core, baby; and some good news for Huawei!
Ovum Chief Analyst Ed Barton talks to Light Reading's Ray Le Maistre about the services and opportunities 5G unlocks for consumers – and what new capabilities are just around the corner.
Spain's fourth operator has upped its profit expectations after extending an agreement with Orange to cover the use of its 5G networks.
Faced with a copyright lawsuit led by major Hollywood studios, Omniverse accuses its erstwhile partner of breach of contract and negligent misrepresentation.
China's smallest 5G operator has begun 5G trials, but it remains a long way behind its bigger rivals.
The SD-WAN vendor is looking to increase sales through service providers, as enterprises turn to SPs to outsource networking needs.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Colt hires new marketing boss; ADVA trumpets its eco-commitments; Zain Jordan upgrades its billing systems.
Dutch incumbent says chief operating officer will become its permanent CEO a day after canceling the appointment of Proximus ex-boss Dominique Leroy.