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CBRS Players Begin to Fret Over Government Shutdown
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1/17/2019  |  Post a comment
The government shutdown is already the longest on record, and there's no end in sight. And that situation is starting to make some players in the wireless industry – particularly those in the 3.5GHz CBRS space – a little nervous.
IBM, Vodafone Strike $550M Cloud Deal
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1/17/2019  |  Post a comment
US tech giant and UK telco team up to provide cloud and networking services to European business customers.
Huawei Unveils Ground-Breaking Data Center Switch for AI Era
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1/17/2019  |  Post a comment
Huawei has developed the industry's first data center switch embedded with AI chips, the CloudEngine 16800.
Eurobites: Now Germany Gets the Huawei Heebie-Jeebies
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1/17/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: OTE sells stake in Telekom Albania; Orange cuts ribbon on Guiana-Martinique link; WorldRemit sets up shop in South Africa.
Nokia Targets 1,330 Job Cuts in Europe
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1/17/2019  |  1 comment
Having previously revealed that 350 jobs would go in Finland, Nokia has indicated that another 980 are on the line in France and Germany.
FCC 28GHz 5G Auction Is at $697.4M, but 5G Trial Problems Emerge
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1/16/2019  |  Post a comment
The FCC's experimental licensing system is out of action for the duration of the US government shutdown.
US Lawmakers Intro Bill Banning Sale of Tech to Huawei & ZTE
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1/16/2019  |  Post a comment
Proposed law arrives amid rising US government fears that the China-based telecom companies have violated sanctions and are a threat to national security.
Darkness Gathers Over T-Mobile/Sprint Merger
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1/16/2019  |  Post a comment
After months of mostly positive signs surrounding the proposed merger between T-Mobile and Sprint, problems are emerging.
Huawei Founder Fails to Put Minds at Rest
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1/16/2019  |  Post a comment
Ren Zhengfei's answers to questions during a rare meeting with reporters will not silence Huawei's critics.
A 5G Device Timeline for 2019
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1/16/2019  |  Post a comment
2019 is all about Android, as 5G smartphones begin to arrive.
Podcast: What in the 5G World Happened at CES?
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1/16/2019  |  Post a comment
There was a lot to see in Las Vegas last week, but was there anything said that we had never heard before? Phil Harvey and Mike Dano discuss the week's activities and parse each major carrier's 5G progress following CES 2019.
Eurobites: Deutsche Telekom Denies T-Systems Asset Sale
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1/16/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Turk Telekom tests Nokia's machine-learning technology for 5G; Orange and Groupama form home surveillance JV; reversal of fortune for Qualcomm in German court.
5G Stuck in Slow Lane Beyond Consumer Biz
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1/15/2019  |  3 comments
The next-generation mobile technology was supposed to be about new enterprise services opportunities. But where are they?
Nokia to Slash 350 Finnish Jobs in Savings Drive
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1/15/2019  |  Post a comment
Latest cuts form part of the Finnish vendor's plan to reduce annual operating costs by €700 million in the next two years.
5G in the USA: A Post-CES Update
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1/14/2019  |  Post a comment
The 5G train is up and running in the US.
T-Mobile Quietly Confirms 5G Network in 30 Cities
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1/14/2019  |  3 comments
T-Mobile promised to roll out 5G nationwide on its 600MHz spectrum by 2020, but it already has some 5G services in action. All it lacks are compatible smartphones.
New Household Formation Vital to Cable's Broadband Growth Story in US
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1/14/2019  |  1 comment
Penetration rates still matter, but new household formation trends play a significant role in determining how much runway lies ahead, analyst says.
5G4REAL: Dano's CES Round-Up
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1/14/2019  |  1 comment
Light Reading's new 5G hire, Mike Dano, discusses the key 5G takeaways from CES and sets the scene for MWC 2019.
Telecom Italia Chairman Blasts Vivendi as Shareholder Dispute Continues
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1/14/2019  |  Post a comment
The clash between Vivendi and Elliott over the management of Italy's biggest operator shows no sign of ending and remains a huge distraction from the company's operational challenges.
FCC 28GHz 5G Auction Bids Now at $695.04M
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1/11/2019  |  Post a comment
The 5G auction carries on, with bid increases slowing, as the FCC holds 138 licenses outstanding.
Sprint Gets Cozy With 5G Enterprise Testbeds
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1/11/2019  |  Post a comment
Jan Geldmacher, president of Sprint Business, gets his customers ready for 5G applications with testbeds that help businesses put low-latency and high-bandwidth network applications to the test, giving them a leg up on IoT and other business deployments.
CES 2019: 5G Under Glass
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1/11/2019  |  Post a comment
You could look at, but not touch, the (mostly) prototype 5G devices on the show floor at CES in Las Vegas.
The Leading Lights Awards Are Back!
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1/11/2019  |  Post a 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!
Eurobites: Norway Contemplates Huawei Freeze-Out
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1/11/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom and Ericsson achieve 40 Gbit/s over mmWave; rent stalemate threatens UK 5G rollout; Telenor Maritime welcomes new CEO aboard.
CES 2019: Wireless Networks Will (Someday) Need to Make a Quantum Leap
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1/11/2019  |  Post a comment
Need for a quantum-powered Internet isn't imminent or anything — it's far, far off — but let's go ahead and slap a '6G' label on it for now.
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.
CES Is Only a 5G Scene-Setter for MWC
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1/11/2019  |  Post a comment
As far as 5G goes, the main event will be in Barcelona.
AT&T Expands Edge Computing Testing to Enterprise Use Cases
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1/10/2019  |  2 comments
The carrier sees its 5G network technology and edge computing designs as useful to power everything from autonomous driving to video monitoring in smart cities.
CES 2019: The Phony 5G Wars
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1/10/2019  |  1 comment
Recapping the tech-fest in Vegas, Light Reading's Dan Jones, Mike Dano and Jeff Baumgartner discuss the clash between US mobile operators over what is – and isn't – true 5G, and cable's '10G' tilt.
Vodafone Spain to Cut up to 1,200 Jobs
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1/10/2019  |  Post a comment
Spanish part of the Vodafone empire launches a consultation with employee representatives, warning that up to a quarter of jobs could disappear as it struggles to boost profitability.
Ericsson Will Take $860M Hit to Prop Up Digital Services
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1/10/2019  |  1 comment
Shares in the Swedish equipment vendor fall sharply after it warns of write downs and further job losses at its troublesome digital services business.
AT&T's New Nationwide, Mobile 5G Timeline
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1/10/2019  |  2 comments
The carrier said it would offer nationwide 5G services by 2020 and its spectrum choice reveals some critical details about its coverage plans and its ability to compete with T-Mobile.
CES 2019: Cable's 10G Tech 'Will Work'
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1/10/2019  |  Post a comment
Early trials prove that Full Duplex DOCSIS tech is real and poised to help cable operators deliver symmetrical 10-Gig speeds on their widely deployed HFC networks, top industry execs say.
Podcast: Apple Warns Things Might Get Boring
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1/9/2019  |  Post a comment
Apple isn't selling as many iPhones as it previously expected, but is that a reason to think the company is in big trouble?
AT&T's Donovan Defends the Carrier's 5G Fibs
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1/9/2019  |  Post a comment
The exec said the dodgy label is all about indicating to subscribers that they are no longer connected to a 'traditional' 4G network.
Verizon's 5G CES Keynote: T-Shirts, But No Beef
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1/9/2019  |  Post a comment
Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg's keynote centered on the 'eight currencies' of 5G, but offered little in the way of new insight into Verizon's plans for network rollouts and 5G-powered devices.
T-Mobile Breaks Records Again With 2.4M New Connections
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1/9/2019  |  Post a comment
The fastest-growing operator in the US is still putting its smartphone rivals to shame. But with 5G and a potential Sprint merger on the horizon, how long can such growth last?
Huawei Controlled Firm That Sold to Iran – Reuters
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1/9/2019  |  4 comments
A Reuters report uncovers documents that establish close links between Huawei and companies that breached US sanctions through deals in the Middle East.
2019: Samsung Gets Busy With 5G in US
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1/9/2019  |  Post a comment
In 2019, Samsung will help AT&T with mobile 5G and break out its millimeter wave frequency box.
Verizon, AT&T Spar Over 5G Service Names, Marketing
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1/8/2019  |  1 comment
New ads call attention to the industry's longstanding practice of calling everything something that it's not, based on new tech specs that no one measures up to yet.
Samsung Issues Profit Warning
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1/8/2019  |  Post a comment
Apple's not the only one suffering a slowdown.
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.
LR Teams With SCTE on Webinar Series
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1/7/2019  |  Post a comment
In close partnership with SCTE|ISBE, Light Reading will host and produce 'Live Learnings for Professionals' seminars on cable tech topics each month, starting with a January 17 webcast on improving the home networking experience.
NCTA Trademarks '10G'
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1/7/2019  |  5 comments
Move over, 5G. CableLabs and Cable Europe also get behind the brand they'll use to identify the industry's push toward HFC networks that can deliver speeds of 10 Gbit/s.
8K TVs to Creep Into US Market in 2019
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1/7/2019  |  Post a comment
Just 200,000 8K sets expected to ship this year, compared to 22 million 4K TVs, according to the Consumer Technology Association (CTA).
5G Auction Carries On Despite US Government Shutdown
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1/4/2019  |  Post a comment
The 28GHz 5G auction rolls on as 'most operations' cease at FCC and Pai ducks out of CES again.
5G-Oriented Minimalist Core Network
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1/4/2019  |  Post a comment
Huawei's Minimalist Core Network leverages innovative new technologies to confront difficult challenges to 5G evolution.
T-Mobile US Lags Rivals in 5G, Finds T-Mobile Survey
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1/4/2019  |  4 comments
A survey sponsored by T-Mobile puts it behind 'Dumb and Dumber' in the 5G leadership stakes and points to some enthusiasm for the next-generation technology in the US market.
Cable to Tout '10G' at CES
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1/4/2019  |  2 comments
'The Future of the Broadband Network' panel to talk up industry's vision toward symmetrical 10Gbit/s broadband technologies, counter the 5G hype.
Dish Shares Fall Into an Upgrade
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1/3/2019  |  Post a comment
Industry analyst Craig Moffett bumps Dish from 'Sell' to 'Neutral' as stock price hits a point that reflects the upside of a spectrum sale and the risk of an expensive 5G network buildout.
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