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Netflix Pushes Past 158.3M Global Streaming Subs as New OTT Rivals Emerge
News Analysis  | 
10/16/2019  |  Post a comment
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 CTO Talks About the Company's 5G Aspirations
CxO Spotlight  | 
10/16/2019  |  1 comment
Juniper's CTO hails from Google, and is now working to steer the vendor through topics ranging from 5G to edge computing.
Optiva CEO Danielle Royston Uses the Cloud to Stand Out From the Crowd
CxO Spotlight  | 
10/16/2019  |  1 comment
For Royston, the path to becoming a more profitable telco starts by revitalizing the company's approach to billing, charging and business intelligence.
Comcast Business Invades Canada
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10/16/2019  |  Post a comment
Comcast's business services unit teams with iTel Networks to serve Canadian branch locations for the MSO's big, US-based enterprise-level customers.
M&A Creeps Up on Edge Computing Players
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10/16/2019  |  Post a comment
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 Flexes OpenShift Kubernetes Muscles
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10/16/2019  |  1 comment
Red Hat is building new automation tools for developers into its OpenShift Kubernetes platform.
Eurobites: AWS Cloud Is a Drug, Says French Minister
News Analysis  | 
10/16/2019  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UK skeptical on 5G; Brussels gets tough with Broadcom; giving small cells a makeover.
Huawei Brushes Aside US Blacklist as It Boosts Sales 24%
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10/16/2019  |  1 comment
Chinese equipment giant posts dramatic growth in numbers despite US penalties.
The Evolution of Mobile Backhaul, Edge Computing
LRTV Interviews  | 
10/16/2019  |  1 comment
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.
Hong Kong Set for 2020 5G Launch After $128M Auction
News Analysis  | 
10/16/2019  |  1 comment
5G services could arrive quickly after an auction of important midband spectrum.
Beware Systems Integrator Lock-In, Open Source Dependency
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10/16/2019  |  3 comments
Telcos are worried that systems integrators and open source will replace giant equipment vendors as a form of lock-in.
US 5G Networks Marked by Paltry Coverage, Unimpressive Speeds, Independent Tests Show
News Analysis  | 
10/16/2019  |  1 comment
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.
5G Signal Boosters Show Up Ahead of Regulations
News Analysis  | 
10/15/2019  |  3 comments
FCC regulations haven't yet caught up with startups' 5G plans.
Google Launches Pixel 4 Smartphone
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10/15/2019  |  1 comment
All major US mobile operators will carry the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL.
Verizon Wants a prpl Tinge to Its Residential Gateways
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10/15/2019  |  2 comments
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.
What's at Stake as the Streaming Battle Builds
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10/15/2019  |  Post a comment
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?
Telefónica's OnLife Is Growing Long in the Tooth
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10/15/2019  |  Post a comment
The Spanish operator's ambitious OnLife project is now in field trials with residential and enterprise customers – and several use cases already look compelling.
Eurobites: Our 5G Door Is Open, Germany Tells Huawei
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10/15/2019  |  Post a comment
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.
Next-Generation Fixed Networks: The Other 5G
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
10/15/2019  |  1 comment
It's not just about mobile, you know...
Quectel Claims 5G Data Call With Millimeter-Wave IoT Module
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10/15/2019  |  Post a comment
Quectel tests 5G IoT mmWave module, AsusTek slated to use it in next-gen laptops.
Red Hat Sprucing OpenShift for Network Functions on Kubernetes
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10/15/2019  |  Post a comment
Red Hat readies its Kubernetes platform, OpenShift, for network functions.
Startup Celona Targets Private LTE & 5G for Enterprise
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10/15/2019  |  Post a comment
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.
How NTT Started a Cycling Revolution
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10/15/2019  |  Post a comment
The technology giant teamed up with one of the world's fittest men to push cycling to new limits.
Apple's 5G Modem Pegged for a 2022 Introduction
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10/14/2019  |  Post a comment
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.
Chill Out! Netflix Is Fine, Analyst Says
The Bauminator  | 
10/14/2019  |  Post a comment
Concerns about new direct-to-consumer competition alongside pressure on Netflix's pricing power is misunderstood or overblown, contends LightShed Partners analyst Richard Greenfield.
NTT's Mega-Merger, Brand-Cutting Plan for Another $4B in Sales
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10/14/2019  |  Post a comment
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.
Gartner: NFV Is Dead – the Cloud Killed It
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10/14/2019  |  7 comments
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.
F5G: Huawei's Bid to Dominate Optical Access
News Analysis  | 
10/14/2019  |  1 comment
The Chinese equipment giant has a new plan for shaping the development of optical access technology.
Why Many Operators Just Can't Quit 2G
News Analysis  | 
10/14/2019  |  Post a comment
Like old-fashioned rock and roll, 2G just refuses to die.
India Opens 5G Door to Huawei at IMC
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10/14/2019  |  Post a comment
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.
Eurobites: Telenor Takes 5G to the Arctic
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10/14/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: VodafoneZiggo virtualizes with Amdocs; Batelco analyzes with Ericsson; the Queen lays down the law on UK broadband.
Post-ECOC 2019: Optical Networking Beyond the Thunderdome
Column  | 
10/14/2019  |  Post a comment
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 CEO: More Small Cells on the Way in NYC
News Analysis  | 
10/11/2019  |  1 comment
ZenFi's CEO says that 1000s more small cells are waiting to be approved in the NYC area.
Maine Returns Serve in Cable TV à la Carte Lawsuit
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10/11/2019  |  Post a comment
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.
WiCipedia: Tech's Litigation 'Wake-Up Call' & Gates Donates $1B for Gender Equality
WiCipedia  | 
10/11/2019  |  Post a comment
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.
Comcast's Virtual Access Network Rolls Into Multiple Markets, Spans 100K+ Customers
News Analysis  | 
10/11/2019  |  3 comments
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.
Eurobites: Openreach Talks Up the Fiber Effect
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10/11/2019  |  Post a comment
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 Debuts $1B+ Hypercloud Gambit
News Analysis  | 
10/11/2019  |  Post a comment
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.
Key Takeaways From 5G Transport & the Edge
LRTV Interviews  | 
10/11/2019  |  2 comments
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...
Comcast Blames Software Glitch for Broadband Data Meter Error
News Analysis  | 
10/10/2019  |  2 comments
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 to Use 'Integrated Access Backhaul' for Fiber-Less 5G
News Analysis  | 
10/10/2019  |  3 comments
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 Takes Sprint Merger Battle Down to State Level
News Analysis  | 
10/10/2019  |  1 comment
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?
Apollo Proposes DirecTV Spinout, Combo With Dish – Report
News Analysis  | 
10/10/2019  |  1 comment
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.
TM Pitches to Build Malaysia's National 5G Network
News Analysis  | 
10/10/2019  |  Post a comment
Malaysia's fixed-line incumbent wants to be the country's only operator of a 5G network.
Europe Sounds Alarm About 'Single Supplier' 5G Deals
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10/10/2019  |  Post a comment
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.
SUSE Dumps OpenStack
News Analysis  | 
10/10/2019  |  1 comment
The open source vendor is giving up its OpenStack business to focus on application delivery.
Eurobites: Sunrise, Huawei Claim 5G Speed Record
News Analysis  | 
10/10/2019  |  1 comment
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.
MWC Los Angeles Won't Get a 5G Bump
News Analysis  | 
10/10/2019  |  2 comments
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.
Seven Things We Learned at Cable-Tec Expo
The Bauminator  | 
10/10/2019  |  Post a comment
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 Cooks Up RDK-Powered Broadband Gateways
News Analysis  | 
10/10/2019  |  2 comments
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.
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