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Huawei: US Wireless Network Business Remains Undimmed
News Analysis | 4/15/2019

While Huawei is effectively barred in the US from doing business with nationwide wireless operators, it still has customers here – and is fighting to hang on to them.

Here Are Sprint's 5 Most Congested Markets
News Analysis | 4/15/2019

Based on some testing from Tutela, five cities in Texas, California, Florida and Nebraska round out Sprint's five most congested markets, based on the difference between busy and idle network speeds.

MEC: The Definition Disparity
News Analysis | 4/15/2019

Edge computing in a mobile environment promises to underpin a variety of new technologies and services. But what exactly does MEC even stand for? It depends on who you ask.

Omniverse: Deal Between Hovsat & DirecTV Has 'No Limitations'
News Analysis | 4/15/2019

The long-term TV contract has no restrictions on geographic markets, nor delivery method, Omniverse tells court.

Is Huawei's Cloud Goal a Case of Castles in the Air?
News Analysis | 4/15/2019

Two years after announcing the launch of its public cloud business, the Chinese equipment giant has yet to prove it can challenge the web giants on the global stage.

Eurobites: Germany Holds Door Open for Huawei
News Analysis | 4/15/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: CityFibre loses legal challenge; Video-streaming giants come under the UK regulatory microscope; new boss for Swisscom's blockchain unit.

Philo Noodles Next OTT-TV Moves
LRTV Interviews | 4/15/2019

Philo CTO Ben Chambers explains the vMVPD's hybrid subscription and ad-supported model and describes its new technology that lets OTT subs synchronize their viewing.

Nyansa Takes AI-Driven IoT Security to the Cloud
News Analysis | 4/15/2019

Networking startup Nyansa is adding Internet of Things security and management to its Voyance cloud-based application assurance service.

A Service Called 'Omni Go' Quietly Replaces FlixonTV
The Bauminator | 4/12/2019

It's unclear if this is more than a brand change, but the new site notes that OmniGo.tv is a trademark of the embattled Omniverse One World Television.

Absence of Mid-Band Spectrum Clouds Trump's 5G Proclamations
News Analysis | 4/12/2019

President Trump hosted a 5G-themed press conference with the chairman of the FCC — but the event didn't cover many of the hot-button 5G issues that those in the industry are worried about.

Slideshow: NAB 2019
Slide Shows | 4/12/2019

Behold! Not everything that happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. Check out some pics and caps from this week's video tech-fest in Sin City.

Germany's 5G Auction Riches May Equal a Big Win for China
News Analysis | 4/12/2019

Spending in Germany's 5G auction has now reached a point where it could hinder the rollout of next-generation mobile services.

WiCipedia: Hiring Diverse Employees & Creating Glass-Shattering Companies
WiCipedia | 4/12/2019

This week in our WiC roundup: Microsoft employees out bad behavior over email; a new tool makes hiring diverse candidates a piece of cake; MacKenzie Bezos will be fourth-richest woman in world; and more.

Eurobites: O2 Supplies 5G Boost for Connected Car Trials
News Analysis | 4/12/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Cisco milks 5G use case in deepest Somerset; KPN amalgamates security units; Dutch agency probes Apple over alleged apps bias.

Disney+ to Debut November 12, Fetch $6.99 Per Month
News Analysis | 4/12/2019

Pricing on Disney+ will vastly undercut that of Netflix, feature a vault of TV shows, movies and new original fare from big brands that include Marvel, Fox, Star Wars and Pixar.

Following NYC Launch, Starry Considers Joining Smartphone Bundle
News Analysis | 4/11/2019

Starry launched its latest market – New York City – and also fanned speculation that its fixed wireless, in-home broadband service could be added to a smartphone offering.

WiFi 6 Gains Momentum Amid Calls for 5G 'Convergence'
News Analysis | 4/11/2019

As WiFi 6 technology gains steam with deployments and devices, WiFi proponents continue to argue that there is a role for WiFi in a 5G world.

OTT-TV Latency Gap Starting to Close
News Analysis | 4/11/2019

Suppliers at NAB 2019 are pushing upgrades and enhancements to streaming video workflows that establish delay-parity between traditional broadcast TV feeds and TV signals delivered over-the-top.

Help Data Scientists & Get Behind Acumos, Says Orange Exec
News Analysis | 4/11/2019

The Linux Foundation's AI initiative could do with more telecom operator members if it is to make a real impact.

Plotting the Path to OTT 2.0
LRTV Interviews | 4/11/2019

In a recap of Light Reading's 'Getting to OTT 2.0' panel at NAB 2019, Alan Breznick and Jeff Baumgartner note that the market is now focusing on profitability and containing piracy and password sharing.

Eurobites: Deutsche Telekom Can Hike Its Last-Mile Charges – Regulator
News Analysis | 4/11/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: ETNO's vision of telecom loveliness; Three updates on core network upgrade; how Tele2 saved a ton of electricity.

Disney+ Could Blow Away Subscriber Forecasts
News Analysis | 4/11/2019

The new subscription streaming service could outpace other well-heeled OTT services entering the market this year.

Samsung Pumps Up the Basestations in Korean 5G Market
News Analysis | 4/11/2019

Data provided by South Korea's Samsung does not look good for its mobile infrastructure rivals.

Snakes on a Control Plane Scare Telefónica
News Analysis | 4/11/2019

A firm rules-based system could help to address concern that AI may confuse humans and even go off the rails.

New Radios Could Slash Cost of Huawei 5G Ban
News Analysis | 4/10/2019

Features in the latest radios could end a nasty form of vendor 'lock-in' that may prevent an operator from using different 4G and 5G suppliers.

Leading Lights 2019: The Finalists
News Analysis | 4/10/2019

Light Reading is delighted – nay, pumped – to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights Awards program, which is now in its 15th year.

Dish's Ergen Teases Fixed Wireless, Dynamic Pricing for 5G Network
News Analysis | 4/10/2019

Dish chairman Charlie Ergen says building a wireless network 'is harder than I thought it was going to be,' but reiterates plan to build a 5G offering that could enable dynamic pricing and fixed wireless services.

Viacom Taps Google for Video Lifecycle
News Analysis | 4/10/2019

It's an early win for Google Cloud's new telecom and media business chief, and for Google Cloud's new focus on established vertical industries.

Colt's AI Trials Provide Good News for Humans
News Analysis | 4/10/2019

Colt reports mixed fortunes with four trials of AI technology and predicts that humans will be needed for a long time yet.

T-Mobile Launching 'TVision Home' Against Cable TV
News Analysis | 4/10/2019

TV service launching April 14 in 8 markets integrating Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, will eventually work with third-party streaming devices.

Google Steps Up Enterprise Networking – Get Ready to Panic
News Analysis | 4/10/2019

Google launched several new services to connect enterprises with its cloud platform. The company says it's not competing with telcos, but it sure looks like they are.

AT&T Launches Mobile 5G Service in 7 More Cities
News Analysis | 4/10/2019

AT&T switches on mobile 5G in parts of seven more US cities.

Why a Megadeal Between Mobile & Hypercloud Could Happen
DanoVision | 4/10/2019

Mobile network operators like AT&T and Verizon might team with big cloud companies like Amazon or Microsoft to tackle edge computing.

Souring US-China Relations Could Cast Shadow Over 5G Standards-Setting Process
News Analysis | 4/10/2019

AT&T, FirstNet and Sprint did not attend a recent 3GPP meeting in China. Some in the industry attribute their absence to relatively benign reasons, but others worry that increasingly sour US-China relations could affect the standards-setting process.

Eurobites: Swisscom Edges Closer to Europe's First Major 5G Launch
News Analysis | 4/10/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EU 1, Qualcomm 0; WiFi-versus-5G-in-cars tussle takes unexpected turn; Telefónica targets IoT security.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: 5G, Tech Politics & Notspots
LRTV Documentaries | 4/9/2019

The usual suspects cast an eye over the first commercial 5G launches, political pressure on tech companies and the issue of 'notspots.'

Qualcomm Challenges Nvidia, Intel With AI Chip for Data Centers
News Analysis | 4/9/2019

Qualcomm is looking to capitalize on its expertise in mobile devices by building AI acceleration for the high-density, low-power constraints of modern data centers.

Google Extends Support to AWS & Azure – Wait, What?
News Analysis | 4/9/2019

Like the saying goes: 'If you can't beat 'em, join 'em.'

Royalty-Free Video Codec AV1 Keeps Gaining Ground
News Analysis | 4/9/2019

Hardware support for AV1 isn't expected until 2020, but software-based implementations of it are taking hold, AV1-based content is on the way, and support for the royalty-free HEVC rival in smartphones and smart TVs could soon follow.

Putting a Sigfox in Canada's IoT Henhouse
News Analysis | 4/9/2019

Sigfox technology is due to arrive in the Canadian market, and the boss of the local business is confident that low prices and small share of the market will translate into big profits.

Yes, Google Is Still Selling Fixed Wireless, but No, It's Not Doing 5G
News Analysis | 4/9/2019

Amid all the 5G noise, it's easy to forget that Alphabet acquired a fixed wireless provider called Webpass in 2016. Now, as commercial 5G networks come online and fixed wireless stands as an initial use case, what's happening at Webpass?

Eurobites: Telenor Buys DNA for Finnish Foray
News Analysis | 4/9/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telekom Srbija and Ericsson virtualize the core; Cisco scores in Italy and France; Vodafone Egypt goes with Red Hat for cloud-based customer service upgrade; Three UK calls on Callsign for fraud prevention.

Juniper Bridges WAN, LAN & WiFi for Cloud SD-WAN
News Analysis | 4/9/2019

Juniper extends into a crowded market, but claims greater scalability and breadth than its competitors.

ATSC 3.0 Declared 'Ready for Deployment'
News Analysis | 4/8/2019

Rollout of feature-packed, OTT-like next-gen signaling standard is critical to the survival of the broadcast TV industry, top Sinclair Broadcast Group exec says.

Philo Trials Tech That Lets OTT-TV Subs Synchronize Their Viewing
News Analysis | 4/8/2019

Virtual MVPD is developing a way to link more social interactivity to the live and on-demand streaming experience.

5G4REAL: The 5G Chinese Boogeyman
LRTV Documentaries | 4/8/2019

The specter of a 5G Chinese boogeyman loomed large over a recent gathering of US policymakers, service providers and vendors.

Eurobites: Virgin Media Mulls Wholesale Access Offer as UK Fiber Market Heats Up
News Analysis | 4/8/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: German 5G auction latest; Huawei gear comes under further UK scrutiny; ETNO rubbishes connected-car WiFi (again); BT wins NATO deal.

Volkswagen Plan Is Latest 5G Car Wreck for German Telcos
News Analysis | 4/8/2019

Plans by German carmakers to build their own 5G networks would deal a blow to operators that believe 5G will speed them into the enterprise sector.

Startup Seeks Cable Edge in Edge Computing
LRTV Interviews | 4/8/2019

Mutable Founder & CEO Antonio Pellegrino explains how his New York startup aims to team with cable operators and other service providers to offer edge computing apps to customers.

Google Sets Sail for Bandwidth Breakthrough
News Analysis | 4/8/2019

Google looks likely to be first to commercial implementation of technology called space-division multiplexing (SDM) for significant bandwidth improvements.

Avoiding the Prepaid Death Spiral
Column | 4/8/2019

Operators that mainly serve prepaid customers must figure out a strategy for tackling churn.

Podcast: Mobile 5G Is Alive!
LRTV Documentaries | 4/5/2019

5G, AWS, telco cloud and Internet video have dominated the headlines in recent weeks and we're talking about all of it, live from NYC.

Four Trends We'll Be Tracking at NAB 2019
The Bauminator | 4/5/2019

What's new with AV1, OTT and ATSC 3.0, and what does the video and TV industry really think of 5G? We'll find out next week in Sin City.

5G 'Race' Continues to Dominate US Policy Discussions
News Analysis | 4/5/2019

The US wireless industry trade group continues to use the specter of a 5G Chinese boogeyman to push policymakers to bend to its demands. And based on CTIA's 5G event this week, the association may be making headway in its efforts.

Another set of 5G standards was just released, but no one really cares
News Analysis | 4/5/2019

The 3GPP's RAN committee recently voted to approve the third and final bundle of initial 5G specifications. However, those in the industry are calling it a 'non event,' because few operators appear interested in the specs.

Huawei 5G Ban May Cost UK £7B, Say Telcos in Panicky Report
News Analysis | 4/5/2019

A panicky report from the UK's mobile network operators seems to overstate the impact of banning Huawei on the UK economy.

Eurobites: 5G Arrives at UK's Birmingham New Street Station
News Analysis | 4/5/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telia's Lithuanian arm axes jobs; Sunrise launches FWA for 5G early adopters; Ofcom probes BT over Irish fiber deal.

Why CSG Is Betting on Blockchain
News Analysis | 4/5/2019

New lab backed by CSG to focus on how blockchain tech can streamline global roaming deals, inter-carrier agreements and possibly settlements between pay-TV and OTT services.

WiCipedia: Gen Z Redefines Tech & Pay Gap Inequality Rages On
WiCipedia | 4/5/2019

This week in our WiC roundup: Gen Z enters the workforce; pay gap inequality is not solved yet; harassment is the norm for women in tech, and more.

India's BSNL May Lay Off 31% of Staff – Reports
News Analysis | 4/5/2019

India's state-owned operator is planning on cutting about 54,000 jobs, according to press reports.

AT&T: White Boxes Online in Toronto & London – 76 Countries & 400G Planned
News Analysis | 4/4/2019

AT&T already has white box networking deployed in Toronto and London, with a lot more to come, says CTO Andre Fuetsch.

South Korea Stutters Towards a National 5G Launch on Friday
News Analysis | 4/4/2019

Following a minor prelude, South Korea will kick off its widespread 5G launch on April 5.

CenturyLink Taps Streamroot for P2P Assist
News Analysis | 4/4/2019

Says the P2P-focused agreement will help CenturyLink expand into hard-to-reach areas and augment, not replace, its global content delivery network.

T-Mobile: AT&T's '5G E' Label Helped Tilt Speed Tests
News Analysis | 4/4/2019

T-Mobile has cited data from Ookla for years showing that its wireless network is the fastest in the country. Now Ookla's new numbers give the crown to AT&T and T-Mobile was fast with its excuses.

CommScope Wraps $7.4B Deal for Arris
News Analysis | 4/4/2019

Strategic aim of the merger centers on prep for the 5G transition, network convergence and complementary wireless tech spanning both licensed and unlicensed spectrum.

'Lean NFV' Aims to Reignite Virtualization
News Analysis | 4/4/2019

Nicira co-founder Scott Shenker and other networking visionaries issue a manifesto for technology they say can jump-start development for network functions virtualization (NFV).

German 5G Auction Bids Near €3B
News Analysis | 4/4/2019

Germany's spectrum auction looks set to exceed the €3 billion ($3.4 billion) threshold because of keen interest in the 2GHz band.

CableLabs' virtualization efforts enter new realities
News Analysis | 4/4/2019

Virtualization group retooling to support industry's new Flexible MAC Architecture amid recent departure of two execs focused on NFV and SDN, sources say.

Eurobites: Swedish Govt Considers Sale of Telia Stake
News Analysis | 4/4/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: T-Systems teams up with Israel's Argus on automotive cybersecurity; AirTies completes Technicolor WiFi deal; BBC's iPlayer streams FA Cup in Ultra HD.

Verizon's Mobile 5G Network Goes Live in 2 Cities at 'Typical' 450Mbit/s Speeds
News Analysis | 4/3/2019

Verizon switched its mobile 5G network on in two cities a week earlier than expected, and set performance expectations: average 450Mbit/s downloads, peaks up to 1Gbit/s and latency of 30 milliseconds.

CommScope Upgraded on Arris Deal, 5G Potential
News Analysis | 4/3/2019

Raymond James ups CommScope to 'Strong Buy' on belief that Arris will boost earnings more than expected and that the combined company is poised to make hay on the 5G transition.

T-Mobile, Viacom Strike Deal for Mobile TV
News Analysis | 4/3/2019

New agreement paves way for T-Mobile to offer live streams of Viacom networks, including MTV, Nickelodeon & Comedy Central, nationwide via its mobile network.

Meet Verizon's New Network Team
News Analysis | 4/3/2019

Verizon is embarking on a new corporate structure that unifies its wireless and wireline network operations. Here's a look at some of the operator's top executives, and their organizational relationships, in Verizon's new network division.

Intel Doubles Down on 5G & NFV
News Analysis | 4/3/2019

The vendor lavishes an unusual amount of love on telcos and other network operators as it unveils an assortment of new networking, compute, memory and storage components.

Eurobites: Union Rejects BT's 'Restructuring' Plan
News Analysis | 4/3/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telia completes Fintur acquisition, faces threats over TV ad; Spirent swaps Erics; Europe wants to be in connected-car vanguard.

SKT Boasts 34K 5G Basestations, Undercuts 4G Pricing
News Analysis | 4/3/2019

Ahead of a mass-market 5G launch on Friday, the South Korean operator said it had deployed 34,000 basestations and that its 5G service will cost less than 4G.

Making the Most of OTT Video
Breznick Unbound | 4/2/2019

With streaming video still exploding, experts from across the video spectrum will discuss how to turn OTT into a compelling, secure and profitable platform to deliver content to multiple screens.

Disney+ Poised to Rake In 24M Subs by 2023 – Forecast
The Bauminator | 4/2/2019

Using a blend of big movies, library content, off-network TV series and 'sizzle-worthy' originals, Disney+ is said to be in the best spot to take on Netflix and outpace other, new streaming rivals, analyst says.

T-Mobile's Threats to Cable Are All Bark & No Bite, Says New Street
News Analysis | 4/2/2019

T-Mobile has boasted that it will pose a major threat to the nation's cable companies if it is able to merge with Sprint. But the Wall Street analysts at New Street Research aren't buying that argument.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Apple, Huawei & Europe
LRTV Documentaries | 4/2/2019

The core crew on Apple (see what we did there?), Huawei and the ongoing super-slow-mo car crash that is Brexit.

German 5G Bids Top €2B, But It's Too Soon to Panic
News Analysis | 4/2/2019

Germany's biggest operator has already rung the alarm bell over the country's ongoing 5G auction, but spending is still way off Italian levels.

Rogers, Videotron Angle for X1 Edge
News Analysis | 4/2/2019

Like Shaw Communications in the western half of the nation, the two big Canadian cablecos are now rolling out their own syndicated versions of Comcast's cloud-based video platform in their respective regions.

Eurobites: T-Systems, SAP Cozy Up in the Cloud
News Analysis | 4/2/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson and ABB make it official; Openet appoints new man in Asia-Pacific; ETSI issues standards for digital signatures on mobile devices.

AWS Hires SDN/NFV Pioneer
News Analysis | 4/2/2019

SDN/NFV pioneer Tetsuya Nakamura, until recently at CableLabs, has jumped ship to Amazon Web Services. Meanwhile, another SDN/NFV pioneer from CableLabs, Don Clarke, is taking time off.

Raytheon-Lockheed Martin Pact Could Free up to $19B in 5G Spectrum
News Analysis | 4/1/2019

Two massive technology companies with deep ties to the US government have teamed on a proposal that could ultimately free 50MHz in the 1300MHz band for 5G or other commercial uses. But the idea faces big challenges.

Intel Capital Splashes $117M on 14 Startups – Including a Telco Supplier
News Analysis | 4/1/2019

Tibit Communications, one of the beneficiaries of Intel's investment, provides home, office and cell site broadband connectivity. Others relate to AI, IoT and other emerging applications driving network demand.

Cujo AI's Peiro: Locked In on Home Network & IoT Security Market
CxO Spotlight | 4/1/2019

The startup, with Comcast and Charter in its corner, believes its AI and machine learning-driven analysis platform steers clear of data privacy concerns raised by those that rely on deep packet inspection tech.

24GHz 5G Auction Passes $1.7B
News Analysis | 4/1/2019

24GHz 5G auction up to $1,710,903,965 as of Monday afternoon.

Cable One Bulks Up With $525.9M Fidelity Buy
News Analysis | 4/1/2019

But it's not clear how Fidelity's app-based TV streaming offering in partnership with MobiTV will play long-term at broadband-focused Cable One.

So Much for the Diet: Huawei Gained 8K Workers Last Year, Report Shows
News Analysis | 4/1/2019

Despite announcing diet plans in 2017, Huawei appears to have gained weight in the last couple of years.

ADC Vendor Kemp Bought by Investor
News Analysis | 4/1/2019

Acquisition of the 18-year-old vendor, which provides application delivery controllers (ADCs) and load balancers, follows a much more spectacular deal where competitor F5 bought NGINX for $670 million.

Eurobites: Deutsche Telekom Pledges to Go Even Greener
News Analysis | 4/1/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson bags 5G deal in Bahrain; Nokia unwraps Factory in a Box 2.0; UK operators investigate mast-sharing.

Putting AI to Work With Hardhats
LRTV Interviews | 4/1/2019

Blitzz CEO Rama Sreenivasan explains how his startup uses AI and augmented reality to help cable technicians resolve customer service problems in the field.

Nortel Resurrected for 6G R&D
News Analysis | 4/1/2019

Nortel's back! Investors show faith in one of the industry's biggest ever names, with 6G as the focus.

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