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US Carriers Toy With 3-Year Phone Loans
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8/23/2019  |  1 comment
US wireless network operators are increasingly breaking up the cost of a new smartphone across three years, rather than two, to make the monthly payments easier for consumers to swallow.
Huawei Spending $1.5B Annually on AI Development
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8/23/2019  |  2 comments
The Chinese equipment giant is now ramping up its investments in artificial intelligence.
Comcast, Charter to Offer 5G Via Verizon MVNO
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8/23/2019  |  1 comment
Comcast's Xfinity Mobile and Charter's Spectrum Mobile MVNOs will offer Verizon's 5G service to their respective customers at some unspecified point in the future.
China's 5G Market Has Teething Trouble
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8/23/2019  |  Post a comment
China's operators are being driven toward network-sharing partnerships to pay for the rollout of 5G networks.
Spectrum for Private Mobile Networks
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8/23/2019  |  Post a comment
Enterprises and other organizations want to operate private mobile networks, but what are their options for getting the needed spectrum?
Fresh Trouble for Huawei in India
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8/23/2019  |  Post a comment
A right-wing organization wants India's government to ban Huawei and promote indigenous firms.
Verizon Brings Mobile 5G to Phoenix, Targets In-Building 5G With Boingo
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8/22/2019  |  Post a comment
Verizon strikes a 5G DAS deal with Boingo, starts outdoor mobile high-band 5G rollout in Phoenix.
Here's How T-Mobile Reduced LTE Congestion by 71%
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8/22/2019  |  Post a comment
T-Mobile's CTO Neville Ray built a traffic-forecasting tool in conjunction with Speedtest provider Ookla that the company said helped direct fully $10 billion in network spending over the past five years.
Apple's iPhone 7 Blasts RF Radiation Above Legal Limits in New Study
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8/22/2019  |  1 comment
Detailed RF exposure tests conducted by the Chicago Tribune found that a number of devices, including those from Motorola, Samsung and Apple, exceed some of the FCC's guidelines for radiation emissions.
China 4G Users Inflamed Over Throttling
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8/22/2019  |  Post a comment
China's mobile-phone customers are in a frenzy over reports that operators have deliberately slowed down 4G connections.
The Murky Status of Russian 5G
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8/22/2019  |  2 comments
Behind the shady goings-on in Putin's state may lie a plan for Russian control of 5G technology. That would be a scary development for the country's big mobile operators.
Storm Clouds Gather Over Sunrise's $6.4B Liberty Deal
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8/22/2019  |  Post a comment
A major bust-up between the Swiss telco and its biggest shareholder could sink the deal to acquire Liberty Global's Swiss cable business.
T-Mobile Resolves Video Throttling Issue Amid Another PR Dustup
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8/21/2019  |  Post a comment
T-Mobile acknowledged that it recently resolved an issue affecting its video-throttling practice, a situation that arises amid a renewed debate around wireless operators' network-management efforts.
5G Isn't Going Indoors Anytime Soon
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8/21/2019  |  9 comments
Around 80% of all mobile data traffic is consumed indoors and the fastest variety of 5G spectrum, millimeter-wave, won't get into your home or office in the near future.
Huawei Bans & Spectrum Delays Hit 5G Plans in Australia, New Zealand
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8/21/2019  |  1 comment
Operators in Australia and New Zealand have been forced to use existing spectrum and Western equipment vendors.
Russia's MTS Still in No Hurry on 5G
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8/21/2019  |  1 comment
Even if it had the spectrum, Russia's biggest operator says there is no demand for 5G and therefore no need for an aggressive expansion.
The Telecoms.com Podcast: Three, Samsung & Sprint/T-Mobile
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8/21/2019  |  Post a comment
Without Scott but with Dan Warren from Samsung, discussing Three's foray into 5G broadband, developments at Samsung, and much, much more. Well, a bit more.
When Is 5G Not 5G? When It's Not 100MHz, Says Three
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8/20/2019  |  1 comment
An advertising fracas over what counts as 5G draws attention to the industry's shortcomings.
Three CEO: We'd Rather Take Huawei Risk Than Miss 5G Rewards
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8/20/2019  |  2 comments
The smallest of the UK's four mobile operators is forging ahead with its rollout of a home broadband service powered by Huawei's 5G equipment, despite government concern about the Chinese vendor.
Eurobites: BT Considers Dutch Towers Sale
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8/20/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telia Denmark CEO leaves; EE irked by Three UK's 5G advertising; CK Hutchison billionaire fancies an Old Speckled Hen.
Huawei Slams US Blacklisting of Affiliates
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8/20/2019  |  Post a comment
Chinese vendor lashes out at latest US measures while insisting that its business has not been affected.
Russia Reserves 3.5GHz Band for the Military, Not 5G
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8/20/2019  |  1 comment
But Russia plots 5G millimeter wave in Moscow's Red Square with trials in the fall and a launch in 2020.
Light Reading Packs Double Wallop at Cable-Tec Expo
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8/19/2019  |  Post a comment
For the first time, Light Reading will offer two breakfast roundtables on key tech topics at this fall's SCTE|ISBE Cable-Tec Expo in New Orleans – the first on network virtualization and the second on cable and 5G.
Just 29,000 5G Devices Have Been Sold in the US (So Far)
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8/19/2019  |  2 comments
According to new figures from BayStreet Research, 5G phones aren't exactly flying off the shelves.
Crown Castle Hires Google Lobbyist to Boost DC Efforts
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8/19/2019  |  Post a comment
Tower and small cell company Crown Castle moved to bolster its Beltway firepower with the addition of a new chief lobbyist who hails from Google and Microsoft.
Eurobites: Three UK Plugs In 5G Home Broadband Service
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8/19/2019  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: KCOM acquisition finalized; Telia issues Russian spying disclaimer; France's digital tax feels the heat in Washington.

US Component Makers Should Plan for Life Without Huawei
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8/19/2019  |  Post a comment
Harsh weekend words from Trump and prolonged uncertainty will spur the Chinese equipment maker as it tries to become more self-reliant. Its US suppliers should plan accordingly.
Did Altice Change Its Tune on Buying Spectrum?
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8/16/2019  |  5 comments
Altice said it wants to buy C-Band spectrum, which appears to represent a bit of a change from the company's previous strategy.
Here's What Trump's Huawei Ban Cost US Firms in Q2
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8/16/2019  |  2 comments
Several US companies put a dollar amount on the losses they incurred from President Trump's Huawei ban. Here's the tally.
China Operators Woo Newcomer CBN for 5G Alliance
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8/16/2019  |  Post a comment
China's big mobile operators see the country's unlikely 5G new entrant as a prospective partner.
Automating Telstra Still Performs Like a Knackered Robot
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8/15/2019  |  2 comments
Australian operator is hacking away at its workforce like a murderous machine, but its 'turnaround' is questionable at this stage.
Italy's Mobile Melee Calls for Extreme Measures
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8/15/2019  |  Post a comment
With Fastweb poised to launch a fifth mobile network, Italian operators faced with shrinking sales are taking network sharing to a new level.
Eurobites: Huawei Commits to UK, Despite Everything
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8/15/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Swisscom revenue slides in H1; BT to delist from NYSE; more holograms; 5G ice-cream scoop.
Dell Flying to 5G Cloud on AT&T-Led 'Airship'
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8/15/2019  |  Post a comment
Dell is working with AT&T to bring hardware automation to the Airship open source cloud provisioning project.
Amid Criticism, FCC Chairman Moves to Approve Revised T-Mobile/Sprint Merger
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8/15/2019  |  Post a comment
However, there are a growing number of state attorneys general who oppose the merger.
Akamai Testing Edge Computing Scenarios With 5G Operators
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8/14/2019  |  2 comments
Akamai is hoping to parlay its efforts in the CDN arena into a role in the 5G and edge computing marketplace.
Verizon to Test Aggregation Across CBRS, 1900MHz, 700MHz & AWS Spectrum
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8/14/2019  |  1 comment
Verizon is planning to conduct tests that would combine transmissions across CBRS spectrum and its existing licensed spectrum bands, including 1900MHz, AWS and 700MHz.
How 5G & the Trade War Are Ringing the Changes for Ericsson
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8/14/2019  |  1 comment
The Swedish vendor is changing the way it delivers products and shifting production facilities.
China Unicom Seeks 5G Ally to Cope With Buildout
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8/14/2019  |  Post a comment
Revenues are down, spending is up, and 5G is on the horizon: A partner could ease the pressure for one of China's big players.
Eurobites: Vodafone Launches 5G in Ireland
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8/14/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Drei and ZTE fire up 5G in Austria; 5G mmWave network to be tested in Moscow; UK MVNO targets those with hearing loss.
Nokia Delays Sprint's 5G Rollout
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8/13/2019  |  3 comments
Sprint is using three vendors for 5G and two of them have already launched commercial service on their gear. Where's Nokia?
5G Report Card for August: 100 Announced Devices, 39 Operators Globally
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8/13/2019  |  1 comment
5G is gaining momentum, according to the latest numbers from the GSA.
5G Firms Still Face Trump Tariffs
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8/13/2019  |  Post a comment
President Trump will delay some tariffs on smartphones, in the latest development in his trade war with China.
5G: Too Big Even for China?
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8/13/2019  |  Post a comment
The vast costs of 5G rollout are weighing heavily on Chinese telcos.
RJio Vs Vodafone Idea: Who Will Rule India?
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8/13/2019  |  Post a comment
RJio has overtaken Bharti Airtel to become India's second-largest operator. Can it challenge Vodafone Idea for the top spot?
Huawei Decision to Show if BoJo Is Presidential Poodle or British Bulldog
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8/13/2019  |  Post a comment
The question of what to do about Huawei will show UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson why a no-deal Brexit is fraught with peril.
Eurobites: Hands-Free Heads for the UK Hard Shoulder
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8/13/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: French broadcasters receive approval for Netflix-challenging Salto service; tough Q2 for Denmark's TDC; EE rules the RootMetrics ratings roost.
Nokia, Ericsson, Cisco Pull US Operators Toward Standalone 5G
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8/12/2019  |  3 comments
T-Mobile, Verizon and other operators are working with a range of vendors to smooth out the move from 'non-standalone' to 'standalone' 5G.
China MVNOs Finally Hit Their Stride
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8/12/2019  |  Post a comment
Companies that use the mobile networks of the big three operators are finally becoming important in China.
Eurobites: Bolton Arrives in UK to Turn the Huawei Thumbscrews
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8/12/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: DT and friends go password-free with Mobile Connect; O2 complains about 5G auction terms; Telenor enables soufflé-defined networking.
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