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AT&T Won't Charge Extra for 5G
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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
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11/22/2019  |  1 comment
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  |  Post a comment
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?
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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
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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
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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
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11/22/2019  |  Post a 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
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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
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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
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11/22/2019  |  Post a comment
The IoT startup will test its private area network tech in France in Q1 2020.
Podcast: Cable Gets the Urge to Converge
The Bauminator  | 
11/21/2019  |  Post a comment
Light Reading's Jeff Baumgartner and Alan Breznick discuss the key themes from Cable Congress and Cable Next-Gen Europe in Berlin, finding there's a renewed focus on 1-Gig speeds and the fixed mobile network.
Tubi's New Focus: What's 'Not on Netflix'
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11/21/2019  |  1 comment
Free, ad-supported streaming service boots up new awareness campaign amid a subscription VoD frenzy being dominated by Disney, Apple, WarnerMedia and NBCU.
AT&T, Verizon Begin Land Grabbing for Flashy 5G Partnerships
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11/21/2019  |  Post a comment
Verizon grabbed Snapchat this week, while AT&T grabbed Purdue University and The Washington Post. But does this make 5G innovation inevitable or is it a sign of a technology in search of an application?
TIP Takes Off in Amsterdam
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11/21/2019  |  Post a comment
A combination of factors have given mobile operators an alternative way to execute their network plans thanks to developments initiated by the likes of the Telecom Infra Project (TIP), but alternative options always bring new challenges.
CSPs Living in a Multicloud World
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase  | 
11/21/2019  |  Post a comment
Shekar Ayyar, GM Telco Edge Cloud, VMware, in conversation with Phil Harvey, US Bureau Chief, Light Reading on how CSPs can participate in the Cloud Economy from Core to Edge.
China Unicom Gets Cracking on 6G Terahertz
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11/21/2019  |  Post a comment
Heard enough about 5G already? Fear not, because one of China's biggest operators is turning its attention to what comes next.
MEF 2019: Vertical Systems Group's Erin Dunne on Standards & Managed Approach to SD-WAN
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11/21/2019  |  Post a comment
Dunne explains why enterprises are interested in utilizing managed SD-WAN services to simplify deployment and continued management of the service.
Japan's NTT Hires BearingPoint to Fix BSS Shortcomings
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11/21/2019  |  Post a comment
The operator says the European platform provider comes with several attractive qualities that could provide a spur in the enterprise sector.
Short on 5G Options, Vodafone Gets Set for 150K-Site Shake-Up
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11/21/2019  |  Post a comment
The European operator reveals the rationale behind its shock decision to put its entire European footprint up for tender.
How Is Telco Transformation Like Soylent Green?
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11/21/2019  |  Post a comment
It's all about the people.
MEF19 Day 2: Are Cloudy Times on the Horizon?
LRTV Documentaries  | 
11/21/2019  |  Post a comment
On Day 2 of MEF19, Heavy Reading's Sterling Perrin highlights how MEF's carrier members are early adopters in SD-WAN. Meanwhile, Perrin, along with Heavy Reading's Jennifer Clarke discuss the implications of bringing cloud computing providers into the MEF ecosystem.
Carriers Fly the Flag for SD-WAN Service Specs
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11/21/2019  |  Post a comment
But if the industry at large supports MEF specifications and commits to certified SD-WAN services, how will service providers and vendors differentiate in an already crowded market?
Eurobites: Telia Norway Brings in New Broom
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11/21/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Openet expands; Orange launches own-brand 5G smartphone; BT turns Purple for business WiFi; HERE signs up to 5G industry group.
Microsoft's Ortega: Office 365 Drives SD-WAN Demand
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11/21/2019  |  Post a comment
Microsoft honcho says Office 365 transformed enterprise networks. Bold claim – but partly true.
MVNO Altice Mobile Could Rack Up 1.7M Customers by 2021
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11/20/2019  |  Post a comment
But according to one investment firm, the cable company is struggling with network quality on its mobile offering, despite having deployed 19,000 small cells to help boost coverage.
MEF19: Frost & Sullivan's Roopa Honnachari on Hybrid Cloud & Security Trends for SD-WAN
LRTV Documentaries  | 
11/20/2019  |  Post a comment
The managed SD-WAN market is also predicted to exceed $6.5 billion by 2023 – a massive leap for such a new technology, says Honnachari.
FCC Proposes C-V2X Mandate for Connected Cars
News Analysis  | 
11/20/2019  |  1 comment
In a win for companies like Ford and Qualcomm, the FCC's chairman proposes C-V2X as the 'language' that cars should use to talk to each other.
Top 5G Takeaways From Verizon's Analyst Day
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11/20/2019  |  Post a comment
Verizon executives said they are pleased with the company's 5G progress, and promised Verizon would continue on the course it set earlier this year.
Comcast's Victor: SD-WAN Faces 'Baskin-Robbins Problem'
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11/20/2019  |  Post a comment
Enterprise customers struggle with too many SD-WAN choices, says Robert Victor, Comcast Business SVP of product management.
Senators Urge Trump to Name 5G Czar for US
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11/20/2019  |  Post a comment
A group of Senators is urging the Trump administration to take a cohesive approach to 5G, warning that not doing so will give China an edge in the global move to the new wireless technology.
Labour Expects Average British Broadband Worker to Live on $5K a Year
Morris Lore  | 
11/20/2019  |  Post a comment
UK Labour Party comrades Jeremy Corbyn and John McDonnell seem to have forgotten that telecom staff need paying.
CableLabs & Buckeye Bury the Hatchet
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11/20/2019  |  Post a comment
They quietly settle a lawsuit in which CableLabs alleged that the Ohio-based operator breached its contract after it stopped paying quarterly dues to CableLabs in early 2018.
Vodafone Puts Its Faith in Google Cloud for Big Data Analytics
News Analysis  | 
11/20/2019  |  1 comment
The web giant's AI, analytics and cloud deal with Vodafone continues a trend of operators turning to the major cloud platform players for scale and flexibility.
Eurobites: France Flags 5G Auction Delay
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11/20/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT disconnects Prince Andrew; Orange gets more network visibility with ThousandEyes; EE brings 5G to 14 more towns and cities.
MEF19 Day 1: Standards, Innovation & Skim Milk
LRTV Documentaries  | 
11/20/2019  |  Post a comment
Our MEF19 coverage simmers with more food analogies as Light Reading's Kelsey Ziser and Phil Harvey recap the show activity around LSO APIs and how carriers are using blockchain to speed up settlements.
Indian Telecom Industry Still in a Tough Spot
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11/20/2019  |  Post a comment
India's government is working on a rescue package for its beleaguered service providers. That cannot come soon enough.
Verizon's 5G Maps Have Arrived
News Analysis  | 
11/19/2019  |  1 comment
Verizon took the wraps off detailed, street-level 5G coverage maps, which helped to blunt criticisms from the likes of T-Mobile. However, the maps also highlight the scale of Verizon's massive 5G undertaking.
Changing the Game: Edge Computing Slashes Latency in 'Far Cry 5' Test
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11/19/2019  |  Post a comment
A new test from edge computing startup Edgegap helps highlight the potential of the technology to dramatically improve the multi-billion dollar video game space.
Inside the Hunt for New 5G Revenues (Hint: Forget Phones)
News Analysis  | 
11/19/2019  |  1 comment
Companies, analysts and associations continue to try to suss out the revenue opportunities in 5G beyond phones. There are plenty of ideas but not much cohesion.
Disney+ Targeted by Hackers
The Bauminator  | 
11/19/2019  |  Post a comment
Disney says there's 'no indication of a security breach on Disney+,' as it appears that some accounts have been compromised when consumers use the same credentials and passwords across multiple online accounts.
What Is the Biggest Threat to Today's Major Telecom Equipment Vendors?
Shades of Ray  | 
11/19/2019  |  5 comments
This is just one of the key questions the Light Reading team is pondering as we head into 2020.
AT&T Slapped With 'Sell' Downgrade
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11/19/2019  |  Post a comment
MoffettNathanson is skeptical that AT&T can hit financial guidance in 2020 and beyond and doubtful that AT&T's mobile business will be able to fully make up for struggles at its video and wireless business units.
MEF Heightens SD-WAN Frenzy
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11/19/2019  |  Post a comment
By defining and certifying services and service providers, MEF aims to build SD-WAN's market momentum.
Protecting the Mobile Network Core During Transition From 4G to 5G
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase  | 
11/19/2019  |  Post a comment
The core of the mobile network is fundamentally changing. The standard EPC framework is transforming into a virtualized EPC framework, with a move away from proprietary and standalone operating systems with single-vendor software stacks to open standards-based architectures that are dynamic and scalable.
SoftBank's New $30B Z Holdings Lacks X Factor
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11/19/2019  |  Post a comment
Japan's most famous billionaire is at it again with talk of artificial intelligence and global power, but his latest joint venture is no FAANG, despite what he says.
China Mobile Goes Big on 5G Cloud
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11/19/2019  |  Post a comment
The Chinese telco has revealed further details of its 5G enterprise strategy, and there is heavy emphasis on the cloud.
Aryaka Expands Its SD-WAN Arsenal
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11/19/2019  |  Post a comment
SD-WAN specialist launches suite of 'SmartServices' and introduces a regional connectivity option to complement its global network.
Eurobites: Nokia's 5G Juggernaut Rolls On
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11/19/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange turns to Fortinet for secure SD-WAN; ADVA interconnects in Austria; UK gets new 5G working group; BT combines with NHS on blood donation.
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