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MWC19: Telecoms Is Back, Thanks to 5G
LRTV Interviews | 3/11/2019

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
News Analysis | 3/11/2019

US warns Germany of consequences if it does not exclude Huawei from its 5G market.

VMware Service Assurance: Reducing Operational Complexity in the Modern Telco Cloud
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase | 3/11/2019

VMware Smart Assurance provides CSPs the operations intelligence and automation they need to manage both physical and virtual network environments as a single entity while supporting their journey to the modern telco cloud. Enabling CSPs in their quest for digital transformation, Phil Harvey talks with Gabriele Di Piazza about VMware's vision for end-to-end automated service assurance spanning NFV, SDN and legacy infrastructures.

WOW Won't Wax Wireless… for Now
News Analysis | 3/11/2019

The competitive cable operator is not at a disadvantage without mobile in its service bundle, CEO says.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Samsung, 5G, AI & Huawei
LRTV Documentaries | 3/11/2019

Samsung's Dan Warren joins the usual gang of deadbeats for some MWC reminiscences and more.

Nvidia Buying Mellanox for $6.9B
News Analysis | 3/11/2019

Intel and Xilinx had also been linked with bids for the Ethernet and InfiniBand switching components giant.

Juniper's Rami Rahim: Speed Is Everything
CxO Spotlight | 3/11/2019

The CEO of Juniper Networks said that getting companies to market quickly means sharpening the vendor's edge in open source software, cloud computing orchestration, and professional services.

Eurobites: Nokia Extends Jazz's 4G Network in Pakistan
News Analysis | 3/11/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Börse Group invests in Swisscom fintech startup; Russians protest against the unplugging of their Internet; Uzbek telecom turmoil takes another turn.

Microsoft: 5G's Killer App 'Is Staring Telcos in the Face'
News Analysis | 3/11/2019

Microsoft sees pervasive connectivity as the killer app for 5G – and Microsoft's golden ticket to becoming a major telco vendor.

Orange Exec on IoT's Key Verticals
LRTV Interviews | 3/11/2019

On the show floor at Mobile World Congress 2019, Emmanuel Routier from Orange Business Services talks about the key verticals for IoT application developments.

AT&T & Verizon's Battle Over Public Safety Spills Into 5G
News Analysis | 3/8/2019

The public safety market – totaling up to 20 million potential customers – is the setting for an increasingly heated battle between AT&T and Verizon. And 5G looks to be the latest weapon that Verizon plans to wield.

Altice USA Taps Goldman Sachs to Assess Lightpath Unit – Report
News Analysis | 3/8/2019

Discussions involving fiber-powered business services division could lead to a sale or bringing on an investor, Reuters says.

Vodafone UK Not Radio Gaga About Nokia
News Analysis | 3/8/2019

UK mobile operator is phasing the Finnish vendor out of its radio access network as it embarks on the rollout of 5G technology.

WiCipedia: Careers After Kids, Int'l Women's Day & Minority Founders
WiCipedia | 3/8/2019

This week in our WiC roundup: A new podcast addresses women in product tech; attendance at a conference for black women in STEM skyrockets; women leave work behind after having kids; and more.

Eurobites: Germany Lays Down the Law on Network Security
News Analysis | 3/8/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone UK extends 5G rollout; Czech Republic spectrum auction on track; Sky Mobile skirts data quotas.

Ericsson's Heuveldop: 5G & the IIoT Imperative
CxO Spotlight | 3/8/2019

The leader of Ericsson's business in North America explains that the opportunity for the industrial Internet of Things has been a long time in the making – and service providers are ready.

US 'Miles Behind' China & UK on 5G, Says Vodafone UK's CTO
Morris Lore | 3/8/2019

US claims to 5G leadership are nothing more than marketing flimflam, according to Vodafone UK's chief technology officer.

5G Transport, 400ZR Star at OFC19
LRTV Interviews | 3/8/2019

Heavy Reading's optical expert Sterling Perrin discusses some of the major trends in transport network technology at this year's OFC event in San Diego.

Satellite's Grip on C-Band Spectrum for 5G Could Be Slipping
News Analysis | 3/7/2019

Shares in Intelsat and SES have tumbled in recent days following what looks like growing opposition to the satellite companies' hopes to sell off spectrum ideal for 5G transmissions.

Huawei Wages Lawfare Against US
News Analysis | 3/7/2019

Does Huawei know what it's getting itself into by taking the US government to court? This could be a risky move.

T-Mobile Details Home Internet Service to Challenge 'Cableopoly'
News Analysis | 3/7/2019

T-Mobile released more details about plans to challenge Comcast and Charter with a fixed wireless Internet service. But the broader message was aimed at regulators reviewing its proposed merger with Sprint.

South Korean 5G Launch Expected to Be Delayed Until April – Report
News Analysis | 3/7/2019

Phone delays and pricing concerns are likely to put off the South Korean mobile 5G launch until April.

Eurobites: MTS Pays US Authorities $850M to Settle Uzbekistan Bribery Case
News Analysis | 3/7/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Zain and Nokia WING it for IoT; MTN raises revenue, plans assets sale; Austria's 5G auction results.

Vodafone UK Frets Over Huawei Swap-Out Costs, Urges Testing of All Vendors
News Analysis | 3/7/2019

Banning Huawei would cost 'hundreds of millions' and hold up the UK's 5G deployment, says the UK mobile operator, while backing the Chinese vendor's calls for industry-wide testing.

Securing 5G Networks: Do You Want Automation With That Slice?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 3/7/2019

The scope of 5G security changes is so broad that it is a tall order to address all the resulting challenges in lockstep.

AT&T Is Collecting Lots of 700MHz Spectrum Licenses, Possibly for 5G
News Analysis | 3/7/2019

AT&T recently asked the FCC for approval to snap up a range of spectrum licenses from C Spire. But that deal is just one of several that reveal AT&T's appetite for 700MHz spectrum – potentially for a 5G service.

Huawei Sues the US Government
News Analysis | 3/6/2019

The Chinese vendor is taking the US government to court over its National Defense Authorization Act, which the company describes as 'unconstitutional.'

Power Consumption: 5G Basestations Are Hungry, Hungry Hippos
News Analysis | 3/6/2019

5G basestations are pushing up power requirements by three times, as MIMO and more digital circuitry require more power.

Telco Cloud & 5G: Two Sides of the Same Coin
LRTV Interviews | 3/6/2019

Light Reading's Mitch Wagner and Kelsey Ziser discuss how the telco cloud will be impacted by 5G deployments and vice versa.

US Democrats Unleash Bill to Reinstate Net Neutrality Rules
News Analysis | 3/6/2019

NCTA, FCC among those that view 'Save the Internet Act' as partisan, heavy-handed legislation that would needlessly regulate the Internet as a Title II service.

Shentel Follows Sprint Into Massive MIMO & 5G
News Analysis | 3/6/2019

Shentel, a longtime Sprint affiliate, plans to begin testing 5G this year, though details on the move remain sparse. Nonetheless, Shentel becomes the latest regional wireless network operator headed toward the industry's next-gen technology.

Touring a Mini Data Center for Mobile Edge Computing
Slide Shows | 3/6/2019

Edge computing remains a hot topic in the wireless industry, but what does it actually look like? Startup EdgeMicro showed off its new mobile edge computing testing facility and explained how it is using the site.

Huawei Seeks European Allies for 'Long' Fight With US
News Analysis | 3/6/2019

The embattled Chinese equipment maker is gearing up for a major offensive against its US enemies and recruiting Europeans to its cause.

5G4REAL: 5G Arrives for Consumers, but What About Enterprises?
LRTV Documentaries | 3/6/2019

Although 5G basestations are transmitting and some consumers can already access 5G service, the promises of industrial applications seemed more conceptual at this year’s MWC.

Breaking Down the Barriers Between IT & Network
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 3/6/2019

Automation plays a critical role in the ongoing digital transformation of the telecom industry.

MWC19: Speaking the AI, 5G & IoT Language of Telcos
LRTV Documentaries | 3/6/2019

Light Reading editors Kelsey Ziser, Ray Le Maistre and Mike Dano discussed all the important 5G topics from the InterDigital booth on the show floor at MWC19 in Barcelona. They covered millimeter wave spectrum, the thrills and danger of flying taxis and what the hell we're going to do with all the data that IoT devices will be throwing off as they get connected to faster and faster networks.

Optical M&A: OFC 2019 Is a Couples Retreat, Not a Singles Cruise
Column | 3/6/2019

More acquisition activity in the optical space is inevitable, but it might not happen for a while until some newly coupled companies get to know each other just a little bit more.

'No Signs of Wireless Substitution' for In-Home Broadband in Q4 – Analyst
News Analysis | 3/6/2019

US cable ops again took the lion's share of broadband gains in Q4 2018 as new household formation remains the most critical contributor to penetration growth, Craig Moffett says.

Eurobites: Vodafone Plans to Raise $4.5B With Bond Issue for Liberty Global Deal
News Analysis | 3/6/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Romania's opposition opposes Huawei; Sky launches streaming service in Austria; Openreach invests in Scottish fiber academy.

Omniverse CEO: 'I'm Doing Everything Literally by the Book'
News Analysis | 3/6/2019

Jason DeMeo says Omniverse's approach, the subject of a lawsuit, stems from a JV with a private cable operator called Hovsat that purportedly has a 100-year contract with DirecTV.

Vonage Boosts Sales Productivity With AI Assist
News Analysis | 3/6/2019

Vonage focuses its salespeople on activities that matter, with assist from tools from Google, Salesforce, Prodoscore and Vonage's own cloud platform.

MWC19: A soft embrace for the public cloud
Shades of Ray | 3/5/2019

The big noise in Barcelona was, of course, anything and everything to do with 5G, but in the background there were signs that some companies are embracing the potential of the public cloud as they determine their next-generation technology and services strategies.

5G4REAL: The GSMA's Innovation City at MWC19
LRTV Documentaries | 3/5/2019

Light Reading takes a tour of MWC’s Innovation City, where you’ll see an IoT-connected beehive, take flight in a 5G skyship or order a café au lait from an AI robot barista.

Pivotal Commware: In Millimeter Wave, No One Can Hear You Stream!
News Analysis | 3/5/2019

Pivotal Commware gears up for adventures in 5G beamforming.

Dish Network Aspires to Be America's Rakuten in 5G
DanoVision | 3/5/2019

Despite analyst skepticism, Dish executives continue to argue that the company will be able to make a splash with a new, nationwide 5G network. And Japan's Rakuten appears to offer some evidence to support those claims.

Huawei Execs Butt Heads Over UK Limits
News Analysis | 3/5/2019

The Chinese vendor's European and cybersecurity chiefs have had a public disagreement over reports that the UK will restrict Huawei's access to its service providers.

As Sales Boom, Ciena Hits the 800G Transmission Mark
News Analysis | 3/5/2019

As it ramps its first quarter revenues by more than 20%, Ciena shows off its WaveLogic 5 programmable coherent modem, capable of up to 800 Gbit/s transmission, at OFC 2019.

MWC19 Recap: 8 Takeaways From Top Analysts
News Analysis | 3/5/2019

This year's MWC was chock full of developments, from 5G phones to edge computing to private LTE networks. So what were the key takeaways from the big Barcelona wireless event?

Huawei Calls for GDPR-Like Security Regime, Denies Spying (Again)
News Analysis | 3/5/2019

Chinese equipment giant wants European authorities to set up a GDPR-like security regime and has this week opened a transparency center in Brussels, where customers can access its source code.

AT&T, Verizon Perpetuate a 5G mmWave Mystery
News Analysis | 3/5/2019

Verizon and AT&T aren't giving out mmWave deployment details like site density and layout. But a careful analysis of their plans highlights both the opportunities and challenges each company faces in the mmWave game.

Eurobites: Nokia Notches Indosat Upgrade Deal
News Analysis | 3/5/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Austrian mobile advertising firm wins big with MTN; Huawei's Hu pleas for cybersecurity consistency; ADVA touts optical transport advance.

How A/B Testing Supports VNF CI/CD
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 3/5/2019

A new Heavy Reading white paper explores various approaches to Continuous Delivery/Deployment in the telecom domain.

Huawei Brings Legal Fight to the US – Report
News Analysis | 3/4/2019

The vendor is said to be getting ready to sue the US and challenge the government's ban of Huawei's gear in its federal networks.

Patriarchy Chicken & New Edge Services Take Flight at MWC19
LRTV Interviews | 3/4/2019

BARCELONA – MWC19 – Light Reading's Ray Le Maistre and Kelsey Ziser discuss AT&T and Microsoft Azure's partnership on network edge compute (NEC) services and Telefonica's collaboration with Azure on cloud partnerships to the edge.

Is Omniverse Sourcing Video Feeds From DirecTV?
The Bauminator | 3/4/2019

New evidence and observations shed light on where Omniverse, which is under legal attack by programmers, appears to be obtaining TV signals that are 'powering' several cheap OTT-TV options.

AT&T Wants to Test 24GHz Equipment as New 5G Auction Looms
News Analysis | 3/4/2019

AT&T plans to test 24GHz mmWave – and sub6 – frequencies ahead of the 24GHz 5G auction on March 14.

DT's Choi Rages Against the RAN Machine
News Analysis | 3/4/2019

The German operator's networks strategy boss says the attractions of an open RAN outweigh the cons.

Comcast Buys AI-Powered Cybersecurity Services Company
News Analysis | 3/4/2019

BluVector, a 2017 spin-off of Northrop Grumman, provides network security products and platforms to midsized and large organizations, including government agencies.

MWC19: 5G Gets Industrial, Musical & Far Out
Slide Shows | 3/4/2019

With a few snapshots and snappy captions, we've breezed through some of the big themes at MWC19, and tried to call attention to some of the more impressive displays of technology and showmanship in Barcelona.

Eurobites: UK Considers Huawei Halfway House
News Analysis | 3/4/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica and CK Hutchison hook up for the enterprise; Ericsson and Nokia stabilize their market share, report shows; BT lands "smart water" deal.

Trump Reelection Campaign Wobbles on Wholesale 5G Possibility
News Analysis | 3/4/2019

The Trump reelection campaign floats – and backs off from – an idea of leasing off 5G airwaves to US service providers.

Huawei's Meng Sues Canada as Extradition to US Looms – Report
News Analysis | 3/4/2019

Huawei's chief financial officer says Canada breached her civil rights just days after it agrees to start extradition proceedings for her transfer to the US, where she faces fraud charges.

Why Cable Operators Need DAA
Column | 3/4/2019

Cablecos must go beyond platform upgrades like DOCSIS 3.1 to stay truly competitive with the growing number of FTTH offerings from rival providers.

MWC19: Prepping Small Cells for 5G
LRTV Interviews | 3/3/2019

Light Reading's Dan Jones talks to Small Cell Forum chairman David Orloff about how the shift towards 5G is impacting the development of small cell technology.

Synchview Lobs DVR Patent Suits at Cox, Charter, Altice USA, Hulu
News Analysis | 3/1/2019

Patent troll has already gone after several US cable operators that use DVR devices powered by TiVo software.

Podcast: Let's Not Talk About 5G at MWC19
LRTV Documentaries | 3/1/2019

The Light Reading podcast, in video form, from the InterDigital booth at MWC19 in Barcelona. Phil 'Captain Jetlag' Harvey and Ray Le Maistre discuss telco business models and how the industry is changing, even without ubiquitous 5G.

U.S. Cellular to Launch 5G in the Second Half of 2019
News Analysis | 3/1/2019

U.S. Cellular – which counts 5 million US mobile customers – is planning to join the 5G game with vendor Ericsson. However, some of the details of U.S. Cellular's 5G launch plans remain unclear at best.

CableLabs CTO Ralph Brown sets his exit
News Analysis | 3/1/2019

In another CableLabs-related personnel move, Ike Elliott has succeeded Mitch Ashley as president of organization's for-profit Kyrio subsidiary.

Cox's 5G Ambitions May Have Shifted From mmWave to CBRS
News Analysis | 3/1/2019

Cox – America's third-largest cable TV company – isn't going to bid on mmWave spectrum, but it does apparently have interest in looking at the 3.5GHz CBRS band for wireless operations.

5G Is Here… Or It Was, Briefly, in Barca
Morris Lore | 3/1/2019

After much grunting and heaving, the industry gives birth to 5G at this year's MWC. It may be some time before it grows up.

Orange Business Services CEO Talks Cloud Trends, Security
LRTV Interviews | 3/1/2019

At MWC19, Orange Business Services CEO Helmut Reisinger discusses trends in cloud services, SD-WAN, security and more.

Huawei Ban Risk Is a Profit Worry for Telcos, Says BICS VP
News Analysis | 3/1/2019

Shutting Huawei out of Europe's 5G sector would add to the margin pressure on the region's mobile operators, warns company executive.

WiCipedia: 'You Are Either Sexually Objectified or the Housewife' – MWC19
WiCipedia | 3/1/2019

This week in our WiC roundup: Gamifying sexism; MWC19 leaves much to be desired for female attendees; a new Google policy for harassment; and more.

Eurobites: 'No Spy' Deal Could Clear Way for Huawei to Play Part in Germany's 5G Rollout
News Analysis | 3/1/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson, MTN extend mobile-money partnership; CityFibre appoints new chief operating officer; extra protection for UK broadband buyers.

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