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Ericsson Ups 5G Forecast by 400M Subs
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6/11/2019  |  Post a comment
5G is on a roll, says Ericsson, forecasting nearly 2 billion subscriptions in the next five years.
Telco Staff Face Crisis as Cuts Claim 127K Jobs at Big CSPs Since 2015
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6/6/2019  |  Post a comment
Communications service providers tracked by Light Reading have cut 7% of jobs since 2015, and reductions look set to continue.
India Plans 5G Spectrum Auction, Trials by Year End
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6/5/2019  |  Post a comment
India's new administration is plotting an imminent spectrum auction and 5G trial despite industry concern about costs and vendors.
RJio Lays Off 5K Employees – Report
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6/3/2019  |  1 comment
India's youngest and most aggressive network operator had been the only service provider still recruiting employees. That has now changed.
Vodafone UK Cut 7% of Jobs Last Year
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6/3/2019  |  Post a comment
Operator's current focus on efficiency may have ramifications for staff across the entire business.
Eurobites: Airtel Africa Hopes for London Listing
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5/28/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia lands GPON gig in India; Ericsson supplies 5G to self-driving test track; Swisscom Beems up ad innovation.
India May Regulate OTT Platforms
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5/28/2019  |  Post a comment
Moves are afoot in India to treat web companies providing communications services more like the telcos.
Airtel Awards Pan-India Blockchain Deal to IBM – Reports
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5/28/2019  |  Post a comment
One of India's biggest telecom operators is using blockchain technology to cut down on nuisance calls.
Why Vodafone Idea Sought IBM's Help
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5/6/2019  |  Post a comment
The tie-up between the Indian operator and the US IT giant is designed to bolster customer experience and lower costs in the competitive Indian market.
India's Vodafone Idea Taps IBM & Ericsson for Cloud
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5/3/2019  |  Post a comment
Vodafone Idea picked IBM to implement multi-cloud for customer engagement, in a five-year multi-million-dollar deal, and Ericsson for its cloud packet core.
Leading Lights 2019 Finalists: Most Innovative Automation Strategy
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4/30/2019  |  Post a comment
India's Reliance Jio and Japan's Rakuten make this year's shortlist for Most Innovative Automation Strategy.
India's Telecom Sector Set for ARPU Recovery
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4/22/2019  |  Post a comment
Aggressive competition has driven down customer spending in the Indian telecom market, but there are at last signs of a change.
Netflix Still Poised for Global Growth Despite Disney Threat
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4/17/2019  |  Post a comment
Netflix is akin to a 'Blockbuster store in the cloud' while Disney+ will cater to families and fans of The Mouse's well-branded, highly recognized fare, analyst says.
Netflix Nears 150M Subs, Shrugs Off New Competition From Disney, Apple
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4/16/2019  |  Post a comment
OTT giant doesn't expect coming debuts of Disney+, Apple TV+ to have a material affect on Netflix's sub growth.
Disney+ to Debut November 12, Fetch $6.99 Per Month
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4/12/2019  |  Post a comment
Pricing on Disney+ will vastly undercut that of Netflix, feature a vault of TV shows, movies and new original fare from big brands that include Marvel, Fox, Star Wars and Pixar.
Leading Lights 2019: The Finalists
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4/10/2019  |  4 comments
Light Reading is delighted – nay, pumped – to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights Awards program, which is now in its 15th year.
ATSC 3.0 Declared 'Ready for Deployment'
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4/8/2019  |  Post a comment
Rollout of feature-packed, OTT-like next-gen signaling standard is critical to the survival of the broadcast TV industry, top Sinclair Broadcast Group exec says.
Avoiding the Prepaid Death Spiral
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4/8/2019  |  Post a comment
Operators that mainly serve prepaid customers must figure out a strategy for tackling churn.
WiCipedia: Gen Z Redefines Tech & Pay Gap Inequality Rages On
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4/5/2019  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: Gen Z enters the workforce; pay gap inequality is not solved yet; harassment is the norm for women in tech, and more.
India's BSNL May Lay Off 31% of Staff – Reports
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4/5/2019  |  1 comment
India's state-owned operator is planning on cutting about 54,000 jobs, according to press reports.
CenturyLink Taps Streamroot for P2P Assist
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4/4/2019  |  Post a comment
Says the P2P-focused agreement will help CenturyLink expand into hard-to-reach areas and augment, not replace, its global content delivery network.
India's Airtel, Dish Eye TV Merger to Cope With RJio
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3/20/2019  |  Post a comment
Reliance Jio's activities in India's TV market could spur the same consolidation that has already swept through the mobile sector.
Not Much Hope for India's BSNL
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3/18/2019  |  2 comments
The Indian operator is sliding further into the abyss amid ongoing financial problems.
Eurobites: UKCloud Draws £25M Investment From Cisco-Linked Digital Alpha
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3/18/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone invests in dodgy supplier-haircut fund; Openet CTO joins Matrixx; Vivendi wants probe into Elliott's governance at TIM.
Had a Great Year? Then Enter the Leading Lights Awards
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3/15/2019  |  1 comment
Not entered yet? Then get a move on… there are only days left to submit your entries.
Nearly 12% of Global Mobile Data to Ride 5G Networks by 2022 – Cisco Study
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2/19/2019  |  Post a comment
5G will also represent about 3.4% of global connections by 2022 as 4G continues to dominate but begins to taper off as 5G activity picks up.
LeoSat CEO Envisions a High-Capacity, Low-Latency Backbone... in Space!
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2/18/2019  |  Post a comment
But to get that global vision off the ground (literally), LeoSat must piece together a plan that spans technology, secures funding and cuts through a heap of regulatory red tape.
RCom to File for Insolvency
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2/4/2019  |  2 comments
RCom once challenged for market leadership in the Indian telecom sector. Now it is seeking bankruptcy protection.
RJio vs. Airtel – India's Changing Dynamics
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2/4/2019  |  Post a comment
The fortunes of India's telco giants are in marked contrast following one of the most turbulent periods in the country's telecom history.
Profitability Elusive for India's Telcos
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2/1/2019  |  Post a comment
Despite the optimism of one of India's richest men, the country's telecom operators will struggle to generate profits anytime soon.
India to Hold 5G Auction in June 2019
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1/31/2019  |  Post a comment
India's ambitions to launch 5G services in 2020 could be dealt a blow by market realities.
Telenor Won't Raise Capex as It Gets 5G-Ready
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1/30/2019  |  Post a comment
Norwegian incumbent plans to reduce capital expenditure as a percentage of sales during the first part of the 5G era as it remains focused on cost-cutting and digitalization.
Can LoRa Withstand the Cellular Stampede?
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1/22/2019  |  2 comments
Defying predictions it would be trampled by cellular IoT, LoRa technology has continued to secure business. But can it become a multi-billion-device technology?
Netflix Adds 8.8M Paid Streaming Subs in Q4, Expands to 139M Worldwide
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1/17/2019  |  Post a comment
'We compete with (and lose to) Fortnite more than HBO,' Netflix says in jab at its competition.
The Leading Lights Awards Are Back!
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1/11/2019  |  1 comment
Yes, it's that time of the year again already, folks! Get cracking on your submission for Light Reading's annual awards before you catch MWC fever – there's a category (or three) for everyone!
Why India Is Unlikely to Ban Huawei
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1/11/2019  |  Post a comment
While the Chinese vendors have been excluded from some other markets, India will probably not follow suit.
Eurobites: Sky Takes a Stake in Synamedia
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1/8/2019  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Infracapital acquires half of SSE Enterprise Telecoms; Amazon teams up with HERE for connected cars; BBC plays catch-up with its catch-up service; TIM hires new trio; Ericsson tests 5G with T-Mobile US and Intel.
Eurobites: Ericsson Seeks Jail for RCom Chairman Over Unpaid Debt
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1/7/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: landlines dying a slow death in the UK; ARM boss takes home £22 million; Israeli V2X specialist lands Samsung deal; Teleste upgrades Telenet's HFC.
Light Reading's 23 Most Popular TV Stories & Interviews of 2018
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12/28/2018  |  Post a comment
Light Reading's on-camera coverage during the year spanned a wide range of topics and technologies, from 5G and 4K to HDR, AI, automation, edge computing and more...
India's RCom in Distress as Jio Backs Away From Spectrum Deal
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12/20/2018  |  Post a comment
India's Reliance Communications is exposed and its prospects aren't good.
Analyst: AT&T Made 'Major Strategic Error' on SVoD Plan
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12/17/2018  |  2 comments
Decision to launch a trio of direct-to-consumer services and continue to license content is the wrong move, analyst says.
How RJio Changed the Rules of the Game
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12/17/2018  |  Post a comment
India's youngest operator has turned the industry upside down since it first launched mobile services just over two years ago.
Inside Secure Puts Up $143M for Verimatrix
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12/5/2018  |  Post a comment
Deal brings consolidation to the video and entertainment security market and a combined company that is eyeing opportunities in the IoT and connected cars.
RJio Builds Customer Base at Rivals' Cost
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12/4/2018  |  Post a comment
RJio's rivals are responding to its aggressive move into lower-income segments, but their strategy could backfire.
WiCipedia: 'Trusting One's Dopeness' & the Happiest Women in Tech
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11/30/2018  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: Fidelity re-evaluates its gender breakdown; women in India are happiest in tech roles; Apple starts new training program for women in tech; and more.
Vodafone Idea Awards $1.3B 4G Contracts – Reports
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11/28/2018  |  Post a comment
Chinese vendors have advanced in India at the expense of their European rivals.
Cisco: Connected Home Will Be Key Driver of IoT by 2022
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11/27/2018  |  Post a comment
Connected home applications, such as home automation, home security and video surveillance, connected white goods, and tracking applications, will represent 48% of the total M2M connections by 2022, Cisco says.
Terabyte Households Surge as Video Eats the Internet
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11/27/2018  |  3 comments
Broadband homes that consume 1 Terabyte-plus of data per month more than doubled, Cisco data shows. Will ISPs raise their data ceilings?
ZTE, Samsung Battle for Wireless Market Share
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11/19/2018  |  Post a comment
As operators start to invest in 5G networks, the Chinese and South Korean equipment vendors are eyeing a much bigger market presence.
Comcast's Industrial IoT Platform Has Global Potential
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11/16/2018  |  Post a comment
'We're effectively IoT over the top,' machineQ exec says.
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