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Google Puts a Price on CBRS SAS: $2.25/Month Per Home
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3/20/2019  |  Post a comment
One of the big mysteries in the CBRS 3.5GHz space is how much the SAS element of the system will cost. Google today provided a piece of this important financial puzzle.
An Extra Week to Enter the Leading Lights
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3/20/2019  |  Post a comment
You begged... we caved.
Verizon Faces 'Steep Climb' to Attain Attractive Return on 5G Home – Analyst
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3/20/2019  |  2 comments
Early on, 6% of residential addresses in parts of Sacramento are eligible for 5G Home, and just 3% of those eligible homes have signed up for service, MoffettNathanson finds in its analysis.
Europe Must Pray for Sobriety in German 5G Auction
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3/20/2019  |  Post a comment
A rerun of the Italian job in Germany could derail 5G plans and the country's long-term economic prospects.
Cellular Players Face Stiff Opposition to 5G Proposal in 6GHz
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3/20/2019  |  1 comment
Verizon, T-Mobile and others want the FCC to auction a portion of the 6GHz band for 5G. But a wide range of players, from cable companies like Charter to tech companies like Apple, strongly oppose that proposal, arguing 6GHz should be held for unlicensed services like WiFi.
FCC 24GHz 5G Auction Crosses $525M in Bids
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3/19/2019  |  Post a comment
Carriers continue bidding heavy on metropolitan areas in the US as part of the latest 24GHz 5G auction.
Government Testing Adds 5-Month Delay (& Counting) to CBRS
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3/19/2019  |  Post a comment
Government testing of the unique spectrum-sharing setup in the 3.5GHz CBRS band is lasting much longer than anyone expected. That's not a surprise considering CBRS problems could – in a worst case scenario – cause a US Navy shipwreck.
China Telecom's Bid for 'Leading' 5G Latency Should Unsettle US
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3/19/2019  |  8 comments
References to artificial intelligence, the edge and latency all make an appearance in the latest financial presentation from one of China's biggest telcos. That's a worry for the US.
Italian Stallion, French Flop: Iliad's Talk of Asset Sales Should Worry Europe
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3/19/2019  |  Post a comment
The one-time enfant terrible of French mobile market has become a victim of hyper-competitive market conditions.
What Will US Users Pay for 5G?
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3/19/2019  |  1 comment
Here's what we know about the early pricing of mobile 5G services in the US.
Eurobites: US Tries to Strong-Arm UK Over 5G (Again)
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3/19/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson brings home the Danish 5G bacon at TDC; Orange migrates long-distance network, with a Nokia assist; Salisbury fibers up.
OneWeb's Ambitions Blast Off With $1.25B From the Likes of Qualcomm, SoftBank
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3/18/2019  |  Post a comment
OneWeb scored another big round of funding to finance its big plan to launch hundreds of satellites into space and provide super-fast Internet services everywhere.
Telefónica Wrestles With OSM, SDN as Unica Passes Halfway Point
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3/18/2019  |  Post a comment
The Spanish operator's big virtualization project is over the halfway point and facing up to a new set of technical challenges.
It's Officially Time to Start Talking About 6G
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3/15/2019  |  1 comment
No, it's not because Trump tweeted about 6G. It's because the FCC voted to allow testing above 95GHz, and a bunch of people think that this is where the next generation of wireless will happen.
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.
Telstra US Plans to Bridge the Gap Between East & West
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3/15/2019  |  Post a comment
Australian carrier Telstra appointed Nicholas Collins as its first US CEO in September 2018. His mission is laser-focused: help US companies succeed in the Asian market. With more than six years of experience in Hong Kong and Singapore, Collins is well-suited to bridge the gap between East and West.
Qualcomm Told to Pay Apple $1B but Wins Case in Japan
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3/15/2019  |  Post a comment
A US judge orders the chipmaker to pay Apple $1 billion in fees as separate developments in Japan show how long proceedings can take in the world of the courtroom.
5G4REAL: Israel Prepped for 5G With Next-Gen Apps
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3/15/2019  |  Post a comment
As a country known for innovation, Israel exhibited several exciting applications for a 5G future at MWC 2019, including a communications protocol that uses soundwaves, a new type of IoT sensor and augmented reality glasses for cyclists.
Podcast: The 10G Hype Freezes Over at CNG2019
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3/15/2019  |  Post a comment
Light Reading's Kelsey Ziser, Alan Breznick and Jeff Baumgartner join Phil Harvey for a round of drinks and a chat after the opening day of CNG2019 in Denver. The "bomb cyclone" did its worst, but it couldn't stop us from debating 10G vs. 5G and the future of cable video services.
Eurobites: Maroc Telecom Relieves Millicom of Tigo Chad
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3/15/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Everynet does LoRaWAN in Spain; RTL says no to joint streaming service with ProSiebenSat.1; Spotify's legal move makes waves.
Fantastic BSS Beasts & How Openet Can Tame Them
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3/15/2019  |  Post a comment
After a turbulent 2018, the Irish BSS company is looking to challenge Amdocs, Ericsson and Huawei in their own backyard.
Securing 5G Networks – The Commercial & Technical Realities
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3/15/2019  |  Post a comment
The focus on business readiness at Mobile World Congress served to reinforce the importance of fully addressing the business of security requirements.
FCC Garners $284M in Initial Bids in New 24GHz 5G Auction
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3/14/2019  |  1 comment
24GHz 5G auction pulls in $284M in bids for licenses in NY, LA and other major metro areas in first round.
DIY 5G: In the Future, You Might Install Your Own Cell Tower
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3/14/2019  |  8 comments
Fixed wireless access has emerged as one of the first major use cases in the 5G landscape. There's also a debate raging in the space about whether customers are tech savvy enough to install their own equipment for the service.
AT&T's Pacewicz: 'We See the Cloud Fragmenting Again'
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3/14/2019  |  Post a comment
AT&T Business Chief Product Officer Roman Pacewicz describes how edge computing, 5G and network virtualization are required for next-generation applications that can deliver new business opportunities for the operator.
SKT Boasts 60% Cut in Latency With Edge Platform Move
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3/14/2019  |  Post a comment
Reduction in data request delays could lead to new service opportunities for companies in South Korea.
Eurobites: Spain Shines, UK Lags in Latest Fiber Figures
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3/14/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange spreads its fiber offer; GSMA attacks EU's connected-car technology roadmap; German Interior Minister urges caution on Huawei freeze-out.
Source Photonics CEO: Vertical Integration & Lean Models Key to Continuing Success
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3/13/2019  |  Post a comment
Exciting new applications such as IoT, virtual reality and cloud services all depend on world-class connectivity, and 5G's success will depend on a reliable, next-generation optical networking foundation.
Verizon Says Its Mobile 5G Service Is Really Unlimited
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3/13/2019  |  3 comments
Verizon says that its new mobile 5G service, coming in April, will be truly unlimited.
Huawei Stew Hits Boiling Point
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3/13/2019  |  1 comment
The dispute over the controversial Chinese equipment maker has reached a dangerous new stage.
Optical Networking Gets the Football Pulled Away Again
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3/13/2019  |  6 comments
Like Lucy always does to Charlie Brown, 5G is likely another new technology that teased optical networking vendors with massive, sustained spending, then quickly yanked back expectations.
Verizon Announces First Mobile 5G Cities & Mobile Moto Module
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3/13/2019  |  Post a comment
Verizon will launch mobile 5G on April 11 with the carrier charging a $10 5G premium, as an add-on for existing 4G unlimited contracts.
MWC19: ETSI's DG Drills Down Into 5G
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3/13/2019  |  Post a comment
At Mobile World Congress, Luis Jorge Romero, director general of ETSI, talks about the industry body's focus on key areas of 5G R&D, including edge computing, virtualization and automated network management, and provides an update on blockchain and AI efforts.
AT&T Hints at Possible Decline in Capex in 2020
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3/13/2019  |  1 comment
AT&T's CFO didn't directly respond to a question about whether the operator would lower capex in 2020, but he did list all the reasons why the operator might do exactly that.
Eurobites: Merkel & Huawei Hit Back at US Ambassador
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3/13/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UK sets out plan to curb online giants; Telia Carrier and Telxius combine on capacity; Deutsche Telekom tackles cybersecurity on connected cars.
AT&T Handset Sales Down by $50M Per Month – CFO
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3/13/2019  |  Post a comment
With users holding on to their smartphones for longer, AT&T's device sales are dipping to the tune of about $50 million per month compared with a year ago.
Vodafone & IBM Spurn 'Clunky Handoffs' for Enterprise Partnership
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3/13/2019  |  Post a comment
Cloud and connectivity are becoming two sides of the same business – a trend the telco and enterprise IT provider are looking to capitalize on.
European Parliament Calls for 5G Checks on Chinese Suppliers
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3/13/2019  |  Post a comment
The European Parliament has waded into the dispute over Huawei's role in 5G markets, calling for a new certification scheme to address concern about China.
Comcast Has 'Line of Sight' to $10B in Biz Service Revenues
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3/12/2019  |  Post a comment
Comcast Business is making some progress in reaching larger, enterprise business customers, cable unit CEO Dave Watson says.
5G Hotspot Maker Moves Manufacturing From China to Taiwan, Partly Because of Trump
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3/12/2019  |  Post a comment
Inseego, an early mover in the 5G device space, said it has completed its move out of China for manufacturing, setting up instead with Foxconn in Taiwan. At issue are Trump's Chinese tariffs, as well as ongoing security concerns.
No Italian Job for 1,130 Vodafone Workers
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3/12/2019  |  Post a comment
After blowing €2.4 billion ($2.7 billion) on 5G spectrum, Vodafone plans to send about 17% of its Italian employees packing.
MWC19: EY on 5G, AI & Understanding Customers
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3/12/2019  |  Post a comment
At MWC19, EY's Tom Loozen talks about how telcos can leverage key technologies and trends associated with 5G and AI to improve their service offerings and understand the needs of customers in different markets.
FCC Stops Sprint/T-Mobile Merger Review Clock Again
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3/12/2019  |  Post a comment
The latest pause to the review could mean the process will start again on April 4.
VMware Sets Sail as a Telco Cloud 'Great Power'
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3/12/2019  |  Post a comment
Following deals with AT&T and Vodafone and hardware partnerships, VMware is emerging as a leading telco cloud vendor.
Eurobites: Telia, Ericsson & Volvo Use 5G for Industrial Remote Control
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3/12/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Virgin touts "Intelligent WiFi"; the 5G possibilities of sports events; O2 says reggae is good for you.
Why Is 5G Different?
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3/11/2019  |  Post a comment
Yogen Patel, head of Amdocs open network marketing, describes how 5G will be different from the previous wireless technology advancements, and how operators should prepare for and execute the 5G-driven network transformation.
Charter CEO Hints at Smart Home Management Service
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3/11/2019  |  Post a comment
New offering is expected to debut this fall in Austin, Tom Rutledge says.
CBRS Inches Forward With Tests (AT&T, Charter) & Devices (Samsung)
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3/11/2019  |  Post a comment
Samsung's Galaxy S10 is among a growing number of devices that supports the 3.5GHz CBRS band. That, coupled with new tests from the likes of AT&T and Charter, is pushing the CBRS space forward. All that's missing now is sign off from the feds.
MWC19: Telecoms Is Back, Thanks to 5G
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3/11/2019  |  Post a comment
Alan Carlton, managing director and VP at InterDigital Europe, believes "Telecoms is back!" as 5G graduates from vision to real products and experiences and enterprises probe into what 5G and IoT will mean to them.
It's No Huawei or No Intelligence, US Warns Germany – Report
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3/11/2019  |  Post a comment
US warns Germany of consequences if it does not exclude Huawei from its 5G market.
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