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MVNO Altice Mobile Could Rack Up 1.7M Customers by 2021
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11/20/2019  |  Post a comment
But according to one investment firm, the cable company is struggling with network quality on its mobile offering, despite having deployed 19,000 small cells to help boost coverage.
MEF19: Frost & Sullivan's Roopa Honnachari on Hybrid Cloud & Security Trends for SD-WAN
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11/20/2019  |  Post a comment
The managed SD-WAN market is also predicted to exceed $6.5 billion by 2023 – a massive leap for such a new technology, says Honnachari.
FCC Proposes C-V2X Mandate for Connected Cars
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11/20/2019  |  1 comment
In a win for companies like Ford and Qualcomm, the FCC's chairman proposes C-V2X as the 'language' that cars should use to talk to each other.
Top 5G Takeaways From Verizon's Analyst Day
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11/20/2019  |  Post a comment
Verizon executives said they are pleased with the company's 5G progress, and promised Verizon would continue on the course it set earlier this year.
Comcast's Victor: SD-WAN Faces 'Baskin-Robbins Problem'
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11/20/2019  |  Post a comment
Enterprise customers struggle with too many SD-WAN choices, says Robert Victor, Comcast Business SVP of product management.
Senators Urge Trump to Name 5G Czar for US
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11/20/2019  |  Post a comment
A group of Senators is urging the Trump administration to take a cohesive approach to 5G, warning that not doing so will give China an edge in the global move to the new wireless technology.
Labour Expects Average British Broadband Worker to Live on $5K a Year
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11/20/2019  |  Post a comment
UK Labour Party comrades Jeremy Corbyn and John McDonnell seem to have forgotten that telecom staff need paying.
CableLabs & Buckeye Bury the Hatchet
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11/20/2019  |  Post a comment
They quietly settle a lawsuit in which CableLabs alleged that the Ohio-based operator breached its contract after it stopped paying quarterly dues to CableLabs in early 2018.
Vodafone Puts Its Faith in Google Cloud for Big Data Analytics
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11/20/2019  |  1 comment
The web giant's AI, analytics and cloud deal with Vodafone continues a trend of operators turning to the major cloud platform players for scale and flexibility.
Eurobites: France Flags 5G Auction Delay
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11/20/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT disconnects Prince Andrew; Orange gets more network visibility with ThousandEyes; EE brings 5G to 14 more towns and cities.
MEF19 Day 1: Standards, Innovation & Skim Milk
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11/20/2019  |  Post a comment
Our MEF19 coverage simmers with more food analogies as Light Reading's Kelsey Ziser and Phil Harvey recap the show activity around LSO APIs and how carriers are using blockchain to speed up settlements.
Indian Telecom Industry Still in a Tough Spot
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11/20/2019  |  Post a comment
India's government is working on a rescue package for its beleaguered service providers. That cannot come soon enough.
Verizon's 5G Maps Have Arrived
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11/19/2019  |  1 comment
Verizon took the wraps off detailed, street-level 5G coverage maps, which helped to blunt criticisms from the likes of T-Mobile. However, the maps also highlight the scale of Verizon's massive 5G undertaking.
Changing the Game: Edge Computing Slashes Latency in 'Far Cry 5' Test
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11/19/2019  |  Post a comment
A new test from edge computing startup Edgegap helps highlight the potential of the technology to dramatically improve the multi-billion dollar video game space.
Inside the Hunt for New 5G Revenues (Hint: Forget Phones)
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11/19/2019  |  1 comment
Companies, analysts and associations continue to try to suss out the revenue opportunities in 5G beyond phones. There are plenty of ideas but not much cohesion.
Disney+ Targeted by Hackers
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11/19/2019  |  Post a comment
Disney says there's 'no indication of a security breach on Disney+,' as it appears that some accounts have been compromised when consumers use the same credentials and passwords across multiple online accounts.
What Is the Biggest Threat to Today's Major Telecom Equipment Vendors?
Shades of Ray  | 
11/19/2019  |  2 comments
This is just one of the key questions the Light Reading team is pondering as we head into 2020.
AT&T Slapped With 'Sell' Downgrade
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11/19/2019  |  Post a comment
MoffettNathanson is skeptical that AT&T can hit financial guidance in 2020 and beyond and doubtful that AT&T's mobile business will be able to fully make up for struggles at its video and wireless business units.
MEF Heightens SD-WAN Frenzy
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11/19/2019  |  Post a comment
By defining and certifying services and service providers, MEF aims to build SD-WAN's market momentum.
Protecting the Mobile Network Core During Transition From 4G to 5G
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11/19/2019  |  Post a comment
The core of the mobile network is fundamentally changing. The standard EPC framework is transforming into a virtualized EPC framework, with a move away from proprietary and standalone operating systems with single-vendor software stacks to open standards-based architectures that are dynamic and scalable.
SoftBank's New $30B Z Holdings Lacks X Factor
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11/19/2019  |  Post a comment
Japan's most famous billionaire is at it again with talk of artificial intelligence and global power, but his latest joint venture is no FAANG, despite what he says.
China Mobile Goes Big on 5G Cloud
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11/19/2019  |  Post a comment
The Chinese telco has revealed further details of its 5G enterprise strategy, and there is heavy emphasis on the cloud.
Aryaka Expands Its SD-WAN Arsenal
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11/19/2019  |  Post a comment
SD-WAN specialist launches suite of 'SmartServices' and introduces a regional connectivity option to complement its global network.
Eurobites: Nokia's 5G Juggernaut Rolls On
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11/19/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange turns to Fortinet for secure SD-WAN; ADVA interconnects in Austria; UK gets new 5G working group; BT combines with NHS on blood donation.
For Huawei, US Purgatory Is the New Norm
Shades of Ray  | 
11/19/2019  |  Post a comment
Authorities once again extend the temporary trading license for US companies doing business with Huawei, leaving the Chinese vendor and its suppliers mired in business uncertainty.
The Telecoms.com Podcast: 'Free' Broadband, AfricaCom & OpenRAN
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11/19/2019  |  Post a comment
This week: Labour's (would-be) broadband revolution in the UK; AfricaCom takeaways; and Vodafone's OpenRAN announcement at the TIP Summit.
Nokia: We Run 120+ Private Wireless Networks Around the World
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11/19/2019  |  Post a comment
Nokia is putting some numbers on its private wireless networks business, reflecting the hopes the company has for this emerging market.
Google Cloud Offers 'Intelligence' for Virtual Networks
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11/19/2019  |  Post a comment
Google rolls out Network Intelligence Center to help operators optimize virtual networks.
MEF19 Preview: SD-WAN – Defined & Certified
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11/18/2019  |  Post a comment
Is it a pizza or a pie? Light Reading's Mitch Wagner and Phil Harvey muse on fun food analogies, MEF's new SD-WAN certifications and why service providers need standards.
AT&T, Verizon Hope 5G & Edge Computing Save VR
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11/18/2019  |  1 comment
5G and edge computing could untether today's VR goggles and make them less bulky. Already AT&T and Verizon are making serious investments in this space.
America's Big Midband Auction for 5G to Start in 2020, But Big Questions Remain
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11/18/2019  |  Post a comment
The FCC said that the Commission – not the C-Band Alliance – will conduct an auction of C-Band spectrum for 5G. But how that's all going to happen is not clear.
Altitude TV Sues Comcast on Antitrust Grounds
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11/18/2019  |  Post a comment
Denver-based regional sports network claims Comcast is trying to drive Altitude out of business and seize control of the area's TV sports market, possibly with its own network.
Vivint Gets Ready to Give Fixed Wireless Another Go
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11/18/2019  |  Post a comment
Vivint Internet had some grand fixed wireless ambitions in 2015 that didn't pan out. Now, with a new strategy and management team, Vivint is preparing to take another run at it.
Podcast: Nuage CEO on the Market Impact of MEF's SD-WAN Standards
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11/18/2019  |  Post a comment
Light Reading's podcast features guest Sunil Khandekar, who examines where the SD-WAN market might be headed in 2020, as well as the potential impact of standards on the market.
HBO Max Set to Exceed US Sub Forecast, Struggle for Big Profits – Analyst
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11/18/2019  |  Post a comment
As AT&T pours billions into the HBO Max, the new streaming service is poised to net 51 million US-based subs by 2025, slightly ahead of the company's own forecast.
The Un-CEO: Legere to Leave T-Mobile
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11/18/2019  |  Post a comment
Mike Sievert to become new CEO on May 1, 2020.
Where Cable Stands With Fiber
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11/18/2019  |  Post a comment
In our latest survey conducted in partnership with SCTE-ISBE, Light Reading examines how cablecos are using fiber now and how they aim to use it in the future.
Eurobites: Nokia Puts Its Network Functions on Amazon's Cloud
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11/18/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: ETSI releases security specs; Virgin Media reacts to Labour's broadband plan; BT introduces the 5G ambulance.
Verizon Tackles Industrial Asset Tracking With 4G & IoT
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11/18/2019  |  1 comment
Verizon puts together a Cat M1-based system that can track assets, send that information to the cloud, and view the status info on a map.
Cambodia Set to Win 5G Bragging Rights in SE Asia
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11/18/2019  |  Post a comment
Cambodia and Vietnam are pursuing very different strategies in their 5G launches.
A DEEP Dive on Sunrise's Digital Transformation
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11/15/2019  |  Post a comment
Sunrise Communications, the second-largest telecom operator in Switzerland, reported third-quarter service revenue growth of 2.0%.
Ribbon Reels in ECI, Offloads CEO
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11/15/2019  |  4 comments
No wonder investors have panicked – Ribbon waves goodbye to its CEO as it announces an unexpected merger with transport network equipment specialist ECI Telecom. But why?
Labour's UK Broadband Plan Would Make Lenin Proud
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11/15/2019  |  Post a comment
Jeremy Corbyn and John McDonnell have cooked up a broadband scheme that could form a modern-day appendix to The Communist Manifesto.
Surging Asian Demand Driving Capacity 'Explosion'
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11/15/2019  |  Post a comment
Asian demand and OTT firms are driving a surge in cable investments.
Parallel Wireless Dishes the Dirt on Tech Mahindra
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11/15/2019  |  2 comments
Independence of systems integrators thrust into the spotlight as Indian SI is accused of favoring Altiostar, in which it owns a stake, despite its claims to be 'vendor-agnostic.'
WiCipedia: AI's Data Mining Bias & Small Conferences Take More Risks
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11/15/2019  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: Smaller conferences have edge; Hidden Figures ladies formally celebrated; AI is sexist; and more.
Eurobites: Orange Eyes Towers Spin-Off – Report
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11/15/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia expands with VMware; TalkTalk boost profits; BT lands sports rights.
Verizon Pitches Free Android TV Box to New 5G Home Subs
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11/15/2019  |  Post a comment
Synchronized with its new Disney+ promo, Verizon is also selling the 'Stream TV' device as a standalone to other customers for $69.99.
Labour Lobs Broadband Bomb Into UK Telecoms Market
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11/15/2019  |  Post a comment
They probably won't see the light of day in the real world, but the Labour Party's 'free fiber for all' plans have certainly raised a few eyebrows in the UK.
Following the Money in the C-Band for 5G
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11/15/2019  |  1 comment
Intelsat — one of the European satellite companies hoping to profit from the sale of C-Band spectrum for 5G — lost half its market value this week. But what will happen next is anyone's guess.
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