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Ligado Presses FCC to Act on 5G Spectrum Plan
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6/25/2019  |  Post a comment
Claims it has bent over backwards to comply with government testing and process amid multi-year delay for approval for its plan to use 40MHz of lower mid-band spectrum for 5G-powered industrial IoT services.
Podcast: Why Telcos Are Challenged at the Edge
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6/25/2019  |  Post a comment
Building edge computing resources for advanced applications is going to be a big challenge to telcos in terms of how and where to invest, as well as when and where to partner with cloud providers, vendors and others.
Nokia Set for Recovery With 5G Update – Sources
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6/25/2019  |  3 comments
Finnish equipment vendor may be heading for a strong second half and a big improvement in its market share as 5G software issues are resolved.
Eurobites: BT Explores Sale of Spanish Unit
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6/25/2019  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: KPN boss to leave in September; Deutsche Telekom, SK Telecom form 5G joint venture; Glastonbury latest.
Ericsson, Nokia Prepared for Any US Ban on China-Made Gear
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6/24/2019  |  Post a comment
Europe's big equipment makers say they have diversified their supply chains to cope with possible risks such as US restrictions on China-made gear.
For UK 5G Users, the Only Way Is Huawei
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6/24/2019  |  1 comment
The UK's 5G lead owes everything to a Chinese equipment vendor that might eventually be banned from the market.
Eurobites: O2 Signs Up to the Connected Carpool
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6/24/2019  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson bigwig can't understand the UK's approach to Huawei; Huawei claims its smartphone sales are on the rise in western Europe; Telxius and DE-CIX cuddle up.
The US Wireless Market in 10 Charts
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6/24/2019  |  1 comment
The US wireless industry is a complicated place. Here are 10 charts to help you make more sense of it.
Sprint Poised for 'Huge Win' as FCC Frees Up 2.5GHz Spectrum
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6/21/2019  |  Post a comment
Thanks to its incumbent position in the 2.5GHz band, Sprint – along with marriage partner T-Mobile – could consolidate key mid-band spectrum without paying a king's ransom, BTIG Analyst Walter Piecyk says.
Average 5G Speeds in South Korea Fall Well Behind Maximums, Opensignal Finds
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6/21/2019  |  Post a comment
Opensignal says 'real world' average 5G speeds in South Korea reach 118.8 Mbit/s, a far cry from the near-gigabit downstream maximums.
T-Mobile/Sprint Merger Opposition Grows
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6/21/2019  |  Post a comment
Four more states join the original group of 10 state attorneys general opposing the Sprint and T-Mobile merger. The trial date is set for October 7 and could take two or three weeks.
Crunch Time for the Edge
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6/21/2019  |  1 comment
Edge computing looks to be an essential piece of the 5G puzzle but it's going to take a long time to slot into place, as MobiledgeX is finding out.
Eurobites: BT & Friends Demo Remote Ultrasound Scans Over 5G Network
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6/21/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange and Cisco combine on SD-LANs; Hungary has no beef with Huawei; Nokia claims battery breakthrough.
5G Could Usher in New Era of Mobile Cloud
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6/21/2019  |  1 comment
Telecom operators need to take control of the customer experience to really benefit from 5G.
T-Mobile Eyeing Other Options if $6B Dish Deal Doesn't Materialize – Report
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6/20/2019  |  Post a comment
T-Mobile is reportedly examining an auction off Sprint's Boost pre-paid unit if a proposed $6 billion Dish deal doesn't work out.
Nokia Boasts 5 'Live' 5G Networks as Huawei Hits 120K Shipments
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6/20/2019  |  1 comment
Finnish vendor hits back at criticism about the commercial readiness of its 5G technology, while China's Huawei flags three-fold growth in basestation shipments since February.
Eurobites: Ericsson, Vodafone Take a 5G Front Seat With eGO
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6/20/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Dixons Carphone hit by slump in demand for new handsets; new UK fiber contender; startups have faith in 5G.
Nokia CEO Finds Positive Spin in Long 5G Game
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6/20/2019  |  3 comments
Being more like Shane Warne than Ian Botham could serve Rajeev Suri well in the nascent 5G market.
BT & Vodafone Rally Around Huawei
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6/19/2019  |  Post a comment
Two of the UK's big mobile operators urge authorities not to ban Huawei after a government minister said US moves had complicated a final decision about the Chinese vendor's role.
Verizon Adds LG's V50 to 5G Phone List
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6/19/2019  |  Post a comment
Verizon adds a fourth 5G phone to a device lineup it is selling in the carrier's initial two US 5G mobile markets.
New 5G Network Security Threats
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6/19/2019  |  Post a comment
Yasir Liaqatullah, VP of Product at A10 Networks, joins Phil Harvey, Light Reading US Bureau Chief, to discuss the new 5G network security threats facing operators and mobile service providers.
FCC Closer to Opening Up 2.5GHz Band for 5G
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6/18/2019  |  Post a comment
Commission to vote on the plan to open up underused portions of the band at its July 10 meeting.
Still Much Easier to Slice Bread Than 5G Networks
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6/18/2019  |  2 comments
Network slicing was all the rage a couple of years ago, when 5G was just a twinkle in the operator's eye. Now that 5G networks are being deployed, just where is it?
Starry Says Spectrum Wins Widen Reach to 40M US Households
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6/18/2019  |  Post a comment
With a batch of 24GHz spectrum in hand, Starry is ready to embark on expansion plans in the US while hinting that its spectrum-agnostic approach has global potential.
Dish Deal for Sprint/T-Mobile Assets Seems Bit Crazy – Analyst
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6/18/2019  |  Post a comment
MoffettNathanson's Craig Moffett says a deal with Dish would erase purported benefits of the proposed T-Mobile/Sprint merger and makes little sense for either side to make.
Brexit-Bound Britain's Broadband Blues
Morris Lore  | 
6/18/2019  |  1 comment
The UK will desperately need better connectivity once it is outside the European Union, say technology leaders. Getting there is another matter.
5G Providers Hope to Solve 6GHz Spectrum-Sharing Concerns
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6/18/2019  |  Post a comment
An FCC proceeding looking at the 6GHz band could release a whopping 1200MHz for new commercial operations, including 5G. To push it ahead, some 5G providers are urging the FCC to implement sharing tech in 6GHz.
Eurobites: Altice's Drahi Brings Down Hammer on $3.7B Sotheby's Deal
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6/18/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Three begins 5G fixed-wireless broadband trials in London; Nordic systems integrators merge; Spyder Facilities snapped up; UK government homes in on service providers' rip-off ruses; and more.
Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins Answers All the Questions
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6/18/2019  |  Post a comment
During Cisco's recent corporate trade event, Cisco Live, the company's CEO Chuck Robbins devoted roughly half an hour to a Q&A session with reporters, covering everything from Cisco's position on the world's geopolitical stage to the company's latest networking products.
Apple Could Ship a 5G iPhone by 2020 – Report
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6/17/2019  |  Post a comment
Apple will use Qualcomm modems for 5G initially, but it is expected to deliver its own 5G modem by 2022 or 2023, according to a financial analyst watching the space.
Huawei Cuts Sales Forecast as US Blacklist Bites
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6/17/2019  |  Post a comment
Huawei's founder says revenues will be lower than previously expected in the short term, due to pressure exerted by the US, but that it will be ready to grow again from 2021.
Future Networking Survey Highlights Challenges & Opportunities for CSP Industry
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6/17/2019  |  Post a comment
What role will CSPs play as the Internet evolves to support new consumer applications?
Cisco's SP Chief Eyes the 5G Opportunity
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6/17/2019  |  Post a comment
Cisco's Jonathan Davidson is the chief executive of the company's service provider business. During the company's Cisco Live event, he offered some commentary on how Cisco is looking at the nascent but potentially explosive 5G opportunity, and how that might play into Cisco's business, including its SD-WAN activities.
5G's Future Could Literally Be Full of Hot Air... And Drones
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6/17/2019  |  Post a comment
Sure you could deliver 5G using regular stuff like macro cell towers and small cells. But if you're really cool, you'd use balloons, blimps or drones.
China Mobile Hands 5G Work to Ericsson, Nokia Amid Trade War Fears
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6/17/2019  |  Post a comment
Nordic vendors scoop up a decent share of core network expansion in the first set of 5G-related core contracts awarded by China Mobile, with Huawei predictably emerging as the big winner from this round.
Eurobites: Ericsson Intros Standalone NR Software & More in 5G Fusillade
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6/17/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Airtel Africa sets price for London IPO; Truespeed plans residential Ethernet 10Gbit/s service; Prysmian lands UK deal with CityFibre.
Huawei Exploiting Loophole to Buy Gear From US Suppliers – Analyst
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6/14/2019  |  Post a comment
The Chinese equipment vendor is redesigning optical systems to use 'second-best' components, says analyst at MKM Partners.
Telstra Already in Edge Battle With Web Giants
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6/14/2019  |  Post a comment
Comments by the Australian operator show the edge is now shaping up to be the next battleground between telcos and Internet companies.
Eurobites: Telefónica Hooks Up With Santander for 5G Banking
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6/14/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Broadcom fallout hits European chipmakers; O2 embraces the Apple Watch; Ericsson upgrades in Indonesia.
From 5G to Huawei to SD-WAN: A Tour of Cisco Live
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6/14/2019  |  Post a comment
Light Reading attended the recent Cisco Live event, where 28,000 people descended on San Diego's convention center to learn everything they could about Cisco's products and business strategy.
HR's Steve Bell on 5G Private Networks
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6/14/2019  |  Post a comment
At 5G World, Heavy Reading senior analyst Steve Bell discusses one of the hottest topics in the 4G and 5G markets – private networks.
How Orange Business Services Is Pursuing the SD-WAN/5G Intersection
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6/13/2019  |  Post a comment
John Isch of Orange Business Services said the company is talking about SD-WAN with virtually all of its multinational clientele. However, he said the 5G part of that conversation is still at a very early stage.
DT's Lautz on Edge Computing Trials
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6/13/2019  |  Post a comment
At the 5G World event in London, Deutsche Telekom Senior VP of 5G, Alexander Lautz, discusses the German operator's edge computing tests and trials.
UK May Get 'Thousands' of 5G New Entrants Under Proposed Shake-Up by Ofcom
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6/13/2019  |  Post a comment
Telecom regulator risks angering mobile industry with bold plans to reserve mid-band spectrum for companies that want to build local 5G networks.
CSPs Driving Transformation via the Distributed Cloud
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6/13/2019  |  Post a comment
The telco distributed cloud model is gaining support among service providers, even ahead of extensive 5G rollouts.
Podcast: What We Think We'll Pay for 5G
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6/13/2019  |  Post a comment
Light Reading's Mike Dano weighs in on how the major carriers are stacking up with the way they're handling pricing for 5G service (if you can find it).
KT Claims 400K of South Korea's 1M 5G Subs
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6/13/2019  |  Post a comment
South Korean telco claims a 40% share of the country's nascent 5G market, giving it 400,000 customers just a few months after launch.
Eurobites: UK Tucks £40M Into 5G Testbed
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6/13/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UK textiles giant chooses Aryaka for SD-WAN; Israel's Pelephone gets with the eSIM program; DSZ Keymile lands UK FTTx gig.

Germany Raids Telcos for €6.5B in Epic 5G Auction
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6/13/2019  |  3 comments
High licensing fees will eat into the budget for building 5G networks in Europe's largest economy.
AT&T Caps 5G Speeds at 2 Gbit/s… Huh?
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6/13/2019  |  Post a comment
AT&T said that '5G+ speeds, where available, will be capped at 2Gbps.' Why? Because "it helps provide a consistent experience" and "doesn't limit" its future options. Or something like that.
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