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Looking Beyond 5G Phones
News Analysis  | 
2/4/2019  |  1 comment
Although much of the wireless industry is focused on how 5G might be integrated into phones, some are looking beyond that opportunity to enterprise networks and autonomous cars.
Cable Next-Gen Is Calling
LRTV Documentaries  | 
2/4/2019  |  Post a comment
Could our Cable Next-Gen Tech event make your cable dreams come true? Or are we just being delusional? In his head, LR cable guy Alan Breznick is there already...
Who Won the Super Bowl Speed Game? It Depends on Who You Ask
News Analysis  | 
2/4/2019  |  Post a comment
Yes, the Patriots trounced the Rams last night at the Super Bowl, but two competing network performance reports don't offer nearly that kind of clarity about which wireless network operator offered the fastest network at the event.
RCom to File for Insolvency
News Analysis  | 
2/4/2019  |  2 comments
RCom once challenged for market leadership in the Indian telecom sector. Now it is seeking bankruptcy protection.
Eurobites: Altice Set to Sell Stake in Portuguese Cable Unit
News Analysis  | 
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Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Sunrise in talks to buy Liberty Global's Swiss unit; VEON's new strategy man; more UK trouble in store for Huawei; Nokia takes its Gfast to Japan.
RJio vs. Airtel – India's Changing Dynamics
News Analysis  | 
2/4/2019  |  Post a comment
The fortunes of India's telco giants are in marked contrast following one of the most turbulent periods in the country's telecom history.
T-Mobile Quietly Sweetens Sprint Merger With Philanthropic Pledge
News Analysis  | 
2/4/2019  |  1 comment
T-Mobile wooed regulators to approve the Sprint merger by vowing to continue to support Sprint's philanthropic 1Million Project.
Why Ericsson Is Joining the ORAN Alliance
News Analysis  | 
2/4/2019  |  Post a comment
The ORAN Alliance is supposed to be about ending the dominance of the big kit vendors in the radio access network. So why has the Swedish equipment giant just become a member?
Analyst Maps Verizon 5G in Sacramento, Finds 'Pretty Sparse' Coverage
News Analysis  | 
2/4/2019  |  Post a comment
Earl Lum of EJL Wireless Research braved 'dodgy' neighborhoods, dogs and other obstacles to map out what he believes are 99% of the cell sites for Verizon's 5G Home network in Sacramento. His most interesting finding? 10% coverage of the city.
FCC Sets Date for Next 5G Spectrum Auction
News Analysis  | 
2/1/2019  |  Post a comment
Get ready for another round of millimeter wave as FCC plans to start the second 5G-related auction, for spectrum in the 24GHz band, on March 14.
Comcast & Apple Don't Have a Deal (Yet) for the Apple TV
The Bauminator  | 
2/1/2019  |  1 comment
That seems to be among the few factual things coming out of a confusing story that conflates a bunch of things about Comcast's, Sky's & NBCU's streaming plans that aren't all totally interconnected.
Alphabet's Loon Debuts New Telecom Buzzword: 'Temporospatial SDN'
News Analysis  | 
2/1/2019  |  Post a comment
Google sister company Loon launches new industry jargon, driven by its recent deal with Telesat to power the company's LEO satellites.
The Chilly Fingers of 5G Reality Arrive
Jonestown  | 
2/1/2019  |  Post a comment
AT&T and Verizon start the year by pulling back on millimeter 5G promises.
CommScope-Arris Deal Races Ahead
News Analysis  | 
2/1/2019  |  Post a comment
Eyeing a closing by mid-year 2019, Arris shareholders have resoundingly approved the proposed $7.4 billion acquisition by CommScope.
Profitability Elusive for India's Telcos
News Analysis  | 
2/1/2019  |  Post a comment
Despite the optimism of one of India's richest men, the country's telecom operators will struggle to generate profits anytime soon.
WiCipedia: New Networking Rules, Canada's Pay Gap & Investing in Female Founders
WiCipedia  | 
2/1/2019  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: Girl Scouts tackle cybersecurity; women need to network differently than men; female-run companies are a smart investment; and more.
5G4REAL: A Tech Cold War?
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2/1/2019  |  Post a comment
The US charged Huawei with bank fraud, intellectual property theft and violation of sanctions against Iran. The buildout of 5G networks is a central player in this escalating tech (and economic) cold war between the US and China.
Nokia Plots Job Cuts Outside Europe
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Finnish equipment maker is trying to reduce annual costs to hit profitability targets for the 2020 fiscal year.
Eurobites: Orange Beefs Up Its Cybersecurity Offer With SecureData Acquisition
News Analysis  | 
2/1/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Canadian fund considers KPN bid; Allot lands European Tier 1 deal; TalkTalk profit warning sends share price south.
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