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Microsoft, Huawei Fix Security Issue in Huawei Laptops
News Analysis | 3/29/2019

While Microsoft gives Huawei an attaboy for quick response to the security flaw, it's not a good look for Huawei.

Opponents Rally Against Trump's Possible 'Socialist' 5G Network
News Analysis | 3/29/2019

President Trump may well be moving closer toward a proposal – pushed by Rivada Networks and others – that would have the US government build a wholesale 5G network. Meantime, opponents to the idea are beginning to ramp up their own efforts.

With a Little Help From US, Huawei Is Morphing Into a Devices Business
News Analysis | 3/29/2019

The US backlash against Huawei has been good news for the company's smartphone business in the vast Chinese market.

Silicon Dust to Snuff OTT-TV Service Linked to Omniverse
News Analysis | 3/29/2019

Shutdown of HDHomerun Premium TV, an inexpensive OTT-TV service for cord-cutters, arrives in wake of copyright lawsuit lobbed at Omniverse One World Television.

Huawei's Hedge Against Supply Disruption Hits 2018 Cash Flow
News Analysis | 3/29/2019

Stockpiling of components, in the event of a US ban, tore into the Chinese vendor's operating cash flow last year, despite a bumper set of results.

Eurobites: Iliad Chairman On the Hook for Insider Trading
News Analysis | 3/29/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Altice France guides for growth; Ericsson's Ekholm has a dig over spectrum sales; CityFibre heads for the Highlands.

WiCipedia: The AI Diversity Struggle, Companies Aren't Prioritizing Equality & New-Mom Decisions
WiCipedia | 3/29/2019

This week in our WiC roundup: Hopperx1 brings the ladies of tech together once again; IBM tackles gender inequality and bias in AI; new moms have big decisions to make when it comes to taking time off work, and more.

Why Cable Automation Is Taking Off
LRTV Interviews | 3/29/2019

Broadband Success Partners' David Strauss shares highlights of his firm's fresh research about the cable industry's growing forays into network automation.

Why Android TV Is Catching On With Pay-TV Operators
The Bauminator | 3/29/2019

Enabling in-app upgrades and transactions without paying a tax to Google has made Android TV's 'Operator Tier' particularly attractive, industry sources say.

Podcast: Into the Omniverse
The Philter | 3/29/2019

Forget Apple. There's no wilder story in the world of pay-TV than the controversy surrounding Omniverse One World Television. In this podcast, we discuss how the company turned up on the cable industry's radar, scrapped with content owners and has what it said is a 100-year contract to distribute pay-TV channels.

Verizon to Merge Wireless, Wireline Customer Loyalty Programs
News Analysis | 3/28/2019

One of the first things that Verizon plans to do under its new consumer/business corporate structure that goes into effect next week is to merge its customer loyalty programs that are currently separated between wireless and wireline customers.

Cable's Performance in Mobile Fails to Impress Wall Street
News Analysis | 3/28/2019

Investors had hoped that Comcast and Charter might pose a significant threat to the likes of AT&T and Verizon in mobile. Newly reduced expectations from Wall Street indicate those hopes haven't panned out.

Taking a Pulse on Network Automation
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 3/28/2019

Automation offers the best hope for managing today's vastly complex networks – so what's the hold-up?

Memory Pricing Improvements Aid Arris-CommScope Deal
News Analysis | 3/28/2019

Softening pricing on key set-top box components could goose device margins and put a bit more financial luster on the proposed merger, analyst says.

BT Taking Cloud to 100 Locations in Edge Shake-Up
News Analysis | 3/28/2019

BT takes a big step toward a more distributed cloud as it prepares for the arrival of new edge services.

UK Security Report Piles Pressure on Huawei
News Analysis | 3/28/2019

The annual report from the UK's Huawei Cyber Security Evaluation Centre (HCSEC) will not make for happy reading in Shenzhen.

Eurobites: Orange Invests €3M in DevOps Startup
News Analysis | 3/28/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange tackles fake news; Liquid Telecom Kenya chooses Nokia for OTN/DWDM upgrade; Trondheim intends to be a 5G early adopter.

Will 5G Cure Juniper's Telco Flu?
News Analysis | 3/28/2019

Juniper hopes 5G capex investment will soothe its financial aches and pains.

Securing 5G Networks: Making Sense of Security Service Requirements
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 3/28/2019

The good news is that service providers understand which tools and capabilities they will need to not only successfully implement 5G security services, but also differentiate them.

Telstra Preps Service Catalog in Bid to Be Telco AWS
News Analysis | 3/28/2019

Telstra wants to reinvent itself as an AWS of the telco world, and is calling on vendors to be more supportive.

Automation Focus Shifts From Cost to Customer
News Analysis | 3/27/2019

Faced with new Internet and cost challenges, operators are increasingly presenting automation as a means of improving the customer experience.

EdgeConneX: We're Not for Sale & We're Doing Just Fine
News Analysis | 3/27/2019

EdgeConneX said it's seeing growing demand for edge computing from 5G and IoT. And the company isn't alone. Players ranging from Google to Equinix to Vapor IO are eyeing how best they will play at the edge.

Rumors of Major BT Job Cuts Should Not Be a Shock
News Analysis | 3/27/2019

Bloomberg reports talks to cut 25% of the UK operator's workforce – no one should be shocked.

ZTE Says It's Back in the Black
News Analysis | 3/27/2019

After an annus horribilis, Chinese vendor ZTE is expecting to report a net profit for the first quarter of 2019.

Cox Readies Cloud DVR Rollout
News Analysis | 3/27/2019

Cox, a Comcast X1 syndication partner, expects to deploy the new offering later this year.

Telefónica on Mission to Kill SDN as We Know It
News Analysis | 3/27/2019

Spanish operator wants to get rid of its domain-specific controllers and thinks standardization efforts will make that possible.

Eurobites: EU Sets Out Its 5G Security Stall
News Analysis | 3/27/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT and ADVA make quantum leap; Openet rings Canada's Bell; T-Mobile Austria activates 5G.

Delivering Apple's Promise: A Premium Streaming Service
The Philter | 3/27/2019

The launch of Apple TV+ assumes great broadband service, and that buzz may help savvy service providers connect with new customers.

Cisco Launches Decibel to Make Some Early-Stage Startup Noise
News Analysis | 3/27/2019

Decibel will invest in very young enterprise startups, to help 30-year-old Cisco stay fresh.

The Journey From 4G to 5G Will Begin With 1 Millisecond
News Analysis | 3/26/2019

The transition from 3G to 4G was challenging because operators had to block off chunks of spectrum specifically for the move. With 5G and the use of 'dynamic spectrum sharing,' the migration should happen much more fluidly.

OTT Has Become a Copycat League
The Bauminator | 3/26/2019

Lacking in the innovation or disruption departments, Apple's new video playbook looks like a carbon copy of everyone else's.

Oracle Swings the Layoffs Axe
News Analysis | 3/26/2019

Oracle is cutting up to 14,000 people, 10% of its staff, according to reports. While the company says the layoffs are part of the shift to the cloud, cloud staff are among those feeling the axe's edge.

US Military Plans 5G Tests, Likely With Nokia, Ericsson Equipment
News Analysis | 3/26/2019

Meanwhile, tensions ratchet up between the US and Europe over whether Huawei equipment poses security risk.

C Spire's Bye Says Farewell
News Analysis | 3/26/2019

C Spire president Stephen Bye is leaving to head a new company focused on in-building wireless networks. As a result, C Spire's longtime CEO Hu Meena in taking control of C Spire's wired and wireless offerings.

Enghouse Puts Up $42.1M for Video Tech Specialist Espial
News Analysis | 3/26/2019

Deal follows recent M&A wave in the tough global video and pay-TV market.

Apple Showtime Feels Like a Re-Run
News Analysis | 3/26/2019

Analysts are stumbling out of the auditorium after Apple's big TV reveal, and they are not overly impressed at what they have seen.

US 5G Auction Races Past $1B
News Analysis | 3/26/2019

Bids on the 24GHz 5G auction are now up to $1,409,902,875.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Cloud Gaming, UK Infrastructure & Huawei
LRTV Documentaries | 3/26/2019

This week: Jamie, Scott and Ray chew over Google's new cloud gaming venture, UK infrastructure developments and, yes, Huawei...

Eurobites: Nokia Lands Full-On 5G Deal With Austria's A1
News Analysis | 3/26/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson targets Industry 4.0; UK broadband's big beasts must do better; Tele2 restructures; Telia helps with smart-city planning.

Nokia 'Compliance' Issue Immaterial, Still Top 5G Pick – Analyst
News Analysis | 3/26/2019

An MKM partners analyst thinks the compliance issue Nokia flagged in its annual report will cost less than €125 million ($141 million) and still prefers Nokia to Ericsson in the 5G market.

Cloud Usage Drives Red Hat Revenue Growth
News Analysis | 3/25/2019

Red Hat reports fourth-quarter revenue $879 million, up 14% year-over-year, with fiscal 2019 revenue at $3.4 billion, up 15%, crediting growth to enterprise migration to hybrid cloud.

Apple Flips On 'Channels,' Teases Subscription Streaming Service
News Analysis | 3/25/2019

Alongside aggregation of on-demand and live TV services, premium Apple TV+ service will stream slate of ad-free original series.

Verizon Is 'First & Only' with 5G? Advertising Arbiter Says Nope
News Analysis | 3/25/2019

The Better Business Bureau's National Advertising Division got its first 5G-related case, and it ruled that Verizon can't claim to have the nation's first and only 5G network.

Verizon Taps NFL for Help With 5G Innovation
News Analysis | 3/25/2019

Verizon and the NFL launch a new 'innovation partnership' geared toward creating new 5G products and services for football fans. But the lack of details around the effort is telling.

Charter, US Ignite Spark Smart Cities Project
News Analysis | 3/25/2019

Spectrum Enterprise unit and non-profit group team on exploration and rollout of apps and services that use mix of wired and wireless connectivity options underpinned by a data management platform.

Vodafone UK Threatens Legal Challenge Over Next 5G Auction
News Analysis | 3/25/2019

A dispute over the UK's next auction of 5G spectrum could delay the rollout of 5G networks and turn ecosystem players off the UK market, according to Vodafone UK's technology boss.

Eurobites: Inmarsat Agrees to $3.4B Takeover Bid
News Analysis | 3/25/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: new UK FTTH player raises £75 million; EU encourages data sharing, says no to US-led Huawei gear ban; Abu Dhabi hub targets UK startups.

Wooing the Video Customers of Tomorrow
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 3/25/2019

Consumers are increasingly seeking simple, easily searchable and personalized viewing experiences anywhere, everywhere and all in one place.

Juniper's $405M Mist Buy: AI, WiFi, Management & More
News Analysis | 3/25/2019

Though Mist Systems provides managed WiFi, Juniper said the company stands out by delivering network simplification and automation to enterprises and service providers.

In Search of Optical Networking's 'Holy Grail'
Column | 3/25/2019

The optical networking industry is at another inflection point, writes James Kisner, and the chalice some companies drink from next could point the way to everlasting revenue growth.

Podcast: Building Smarter Cities
The Philter | 3/22/2019

In this podcast, Light Reading's Alan Breznick interviews US Ignite's Mari Silbey. Silbey, a former Light Reading editor, talks about bringing local governments and tech companies together to share smart city plans, infrastructure needs and new applications.

'Cable' Heading Toward Extinction?
The Bauminator | 3/22/2019

ACA has joined a growing list of industry companies and organizations that have dropped 'cable' from their names.

Cox Developing Version of Comcast's 'Flex' Streaming Product
News Analysis | 3/22/2019

Cox, an X1 syndication partner, says it expects to debut its new streaming product for broadband-only customers in the next couple of months.

These Carriers Are All Faster Than AT&T's 5G E
News Analysis | 3/22/2019

A field test shows that both Verizon and T-Mobile phones carrying the same technology are slightly faster than AT&T's '5G E' phones.

Eurobites: Have Nokia-Branded Phones Been Sending Personal Data to China?
News Analysis | 3/22/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: MEC and the connected car; Ericsson wants Poles to get their 5G act together; Deutsche Telekom teams up with EWE on €2 billion fiber rollout.

Nokia Unearths AlcaLu Compliance Timebomb
News Analysis | 3/22/2019

Annual report references 'compliance issues' at former Alcatel-Lucent business that could have criminal and financial implications.

Vodafone-Liberty Global Deal About to Catch More Heat – Report
News Analysis | 3/22/2019

Vodafone will likely offer concessions if European Union regulators trigger a warning about the possible anti-competitive effects of the proposed transaction.

WiCipedia: Theranos's Fall From Grace & Men Underpaid at Google
WiCipedia | 3/22/2019

This week in our WiC roundup: Google announces that it underpaid men, not women; female founders fall harder when dethroned; Saudi Arabia espouses equality and gender balance; and more.

Vermont's VTel Strips Out Huawei Gear, Swaps In Ericsson Equipment
News Analysis | 3/21/2019

Vermont's VTel said it's replacing some Huawei equipment in its wireless network with gear from Ericsson. But this raises the question: Should the US government pay for others to make the same switch?

TV White Space Supporters Have New Reasons to Cheer
News Analysis | 3/21/2019

Suppliers are making progress on new wireless applications in the TV White Spaces spectrum, but concerns remain about interference with hospital equipment.

Comcast Targets 'Xfinity Flex' at Broadband-Only Subs
News Analysis | 3/21/2019

In-footprint offering, at $5 per month, provides integrated access to a variety of free and subscription OTT services, offers an upgrade path to pay-TV, and runs on an X1-powered 4K/HDR-capable TV-connected device.

5G in the USA: Spring Fever
News Analysis | 3/21/2019

Chicago and Minneapolis are forthcoming mobile 5G cities for both AT&T and Verizon.

Ready Player Stadia: Google's Gaming Platform a Scary Prospect for Telcos
Morris Lore | 3/21/2019

Google's new gaming platform could usher in a new age of cloud gaming, with ramifications for parents and telcos worldwide.

Orange's Duriez: 5G Will Multiply Opportunities for SD-WAN
News Analysis | 3/21/2019

In addition to potentially increasing SD-WAN adoption, 5G could enable new use cases such as a network slice dedicated to SD-WAN.

T-Mobile is 8 Months Behind U.S. Cellular in Its Plans to Disrupt 'Big Cable'
News Analysis | 3/21/2019

T-Mobile said it will charge $50/month and reach 50,000 households this year with its LTE-powered fixed wireless service. The offering is virtually identical to the one launched by U.S. Cellular almost a year ago.

Cable Access Network Capex in for a Lumpy Ride
News Analysis | 3/21/2019

Spending expected to be sporadic as operators weigh when and how to migrate to distributed access architectures.

Apple Bid for TV Stardom Is Biggest Gamble Yet
News Analysis | 3/21/2019

It revolutionized the music and mobile-phone industries, but Apple will struggle to pull off the same feat in the TV market.

Eurobites: Openreach Seeks Feedback to Further Full-Fiber Plans
News Analysis | 3/21/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Google makes it a hat-trick of EU mega-fines; data-mad customers drive Three UK's growth; Ericsson wins role in South Korean 5G bonanza.

Google Puts a Price on CBRS SAS: $2.25/Month Per Home
News Analysis | 3/20/2019

One of the big mysteries in the CBRS 3.5GHz space is how much the SAS element of the system will cost. Google today provided a piece of this important financial puzzle.

An Extra Week to Enter the Leading Lights
News Analysis | 3/20/2019

You begged... we caved.

India's Airtel, Dish Eye TV Merger to Cope With RJio
News Analysis | 3/20/2019

Reliance Jio's activities in India's TV market could spur the same consolidation that has already swept through the mobile sector.

Verizon Faces 'Steep Climb' to Attain Attractive Return on 5G Home – Analyst
News Analysis | 3/20/2019

Early on, 6% of residential addresses in parts of Sacramento are eligible for 5G Home, and just 3% of those eligible homes have signed up for service, MoffettNathanson finds in its analysis.

Ciena Talks Converged Interconnect Networks at Cable Next-Gen
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase | 3/20/2019

At Cable Next-Gen Technologies and Strategies in Denver, Alan Breznick sat down with Ciena's Fernando Villarruel to talk about Converged Interconnect Network, DAA and the path to a more adaptive network.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux: A Secure Foundation for the Telecom Ecosystem
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase | 3/20/2019

Light Reading Editor-In-Chief Ray Le Maistre speaks with Red Hat Vice President and General Manager Stephanie Chiras about how Red Hat Enterprise Linux provides a secure, consistent and resilient foundation that extends beyond the traditional operating environment.

Europe Must Pray for Sobriety in German 5G Auction
News Analysis | 3/20/2019

A rerun of the Italian job in Germany could derail 5G plans and the country's long-term economic prospects.

Infovista Fights to Be Heard in SD-WAN Crowd
News Analysis | 3/20/2019

Infovista refreshes its Ipanema SD-WAN. But can the underdog defeat giant incumbents like VMware and Cisco?

Cellular Players Face Stiff Opposition to 5G Proposal in 6GHz
News Analysis | 3/20/2019

Verizon, T-Mobile and others want the FCC to auction a portion of the 6GHz band for 5G. But a wide range of players, from cable companies like Charter to tech companies like Apple, strongly oppose that proposal, arguing 6GHz should be held for unlicensed services like WiFi.

Eurobites: Google to Promote Android Search Rivals to Head Off Potential EU Action
News Analysis | 3/20/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Merkel stays strong over Huawei; CityFibre reaches UK's south coast; Inmarsat confirms $3.3 billion takeover bid.

F5 Targets the Telco Cloud With $670M NGINX Deal
News Analysis | 3/20/2019

The acquisition beefs up F5's support for containers, multi-cloud application delivery and open source software.

FCC 24GHz 5G Auction Crosses $525M in Bids
News Analysis | 3/19/2019

Carriers continue bidding heavy on metropolitan areas in the US as part of the latest 24GHz 5G auction.

Next Stop for Versa Networks – Europe
News Analysis | 3/19/2019

The SD-WAN specialist has a healthy bed of customers and partners but has yet to make a significant impact in Europe. It's looking to change that.

Government Testing Adds 5-Month Delay (& Counting) to CBRS
News Analysis | 3/19/2019

Government testing of the unique spectrum-sharing setup in the 3.5GHz CBRS band is lasting much longer than anyone expected. That's not a surprise considering CBRS problems could – in a worst case scenario – cause a US Navy shipwreck.

China Telecom's Bid for 'Leading' 5G Latency Should Unsettle US
News Analysis | 3/19/2019

References to artificial intelligence, the edge and latency all make an appearance in the latest financial presentation from one of China's biggest telcos. That's a worry for the US.

Netflix Won't Join Apple's New TV Party
News Analysis | 3/19/2019

Tensions continue to build between Apple and the OTT video giant.

Login With Facebook, Google or… AT&T? Thanks, but No Thanks
DanoVision | 3/19/2019

The nation's four big wireless operators want to offer single sign-on services like Facebook and Google. But their collective track record in the privacy and security department pretty much makes this a non-starter.

Italian Stallion, French Flop: Iliad's Talk of Asset Sales Should Worry Europe
News Analysis | 3/19/2019

The one-time enfant terrible of French mobile market has become a victim of hyper-competitive market conditions.

Eurobites: US Tries to Strong-Arm UK Over 5G (Again)
News Analysis | 3/19/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson brings home the Danish 5G bacon at TDC; Orange migrates long-distance network, with a Nokia assist; Salisbury fibers up.

What Will US Users Pay for 5G?
News Analysis | 3/19/2019

Here's what we know about the early pricing of mobile 5G services in the US.

Who 'Owns' Omniverse's OTT-TV Customers?
The Bauminator | 3/18/2019

Omniverse operates like the prepaid mobile market, and partners such as SkyStream, VivaLiveTV and SiliconDust make money off of commissions, CEO says.

OneWeb's Ambitions Blast Off With $1.25B From the Likes of Qualcomm, SoftBank
News Analysis | 3/18/2019

OneWeb scored another big round of funding to finance its big plan to launch hundreds of satellites into space and provide super-fast Internet services everywhere.

Optical Networks for the Next Decade
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 3/18/2019

The ON2020 group is looking to address the optical transport challenges presented by the predicted surge in user traffic on carrier networks.

Windstream Puts Broadband Back in the Black
News Analysis | 3/18/2019

Aided by speed upgrades, the troubled company added 14,000 broadband subs in 2018, reversing the 45,000 losses it absorbed in the previous year.

Not Much Hope for India's BSNL
News Analysis | 3/18/2019

The Indian operator is sliding further into the abyss amid ongoing financial problems.

Telefónica Wrestles With OSM, SDN as Unica Passes Halfway Point
News Analysis | 3/18/2019

The Spanish operator's big virtualization project is over the halfway point and facing up to a new set of technical challenges.

Carriers Shouldn't Panic About Facebook's Wholesale Fiber Service – Yet
News Analysis | 3/18/2019

Facebook's new Middle Mile Infrastructure, providing fiber bandwidth to local and regional telcos, could threaten incumbents. But it's still early days yet.

Pay-TV at a 'Crossroads' Threatening Faster Sub Losses – Analyst
News Analysis | 3/18/2019

It's increasingly plausible that more US telcos and cable ops will abandon or withdraw from pay-TV, unleashing a torrent of subscriber losses, according to Craig Moffett.

Eurobites: UKCloud Draws £25M Investment From Cisco-Linked Digital Alpha
News Analysis | 3/18/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone invests in dodgy supplier-haircut fund; Openet CTO joins Matrixx; Vivendi wants probe into Elliott's governance at TIM.

Viasat: Connecting the Unconnected
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase | 3/17/2019

Viasat has been an innovator in satellite communications for over 30 years. Now, the company is expanding to bring service to the most hard to connect places around the globe.

Comcast Brings X1 Video to SMBs
News Analysis | 3/15/2019

Operator's commercial services unit makes its cloud-powered video platform available to millions of SMBs across Comcast's footprint.

It's Officially Time to Start Talking About 6G
DanoVision | 3/15/2019

No, it's not because Trump tweeted about 6G. It's because the FCC voted to allow testing above 95GHz, and a bunch of people think that this is where the next generation of wireless will happen.

Had a Great Year? Then Enter the Leading Lights Awards
News Analysis | 3/15/2019

Not entered yet? Then get a move on… there are only days left to submit your entries.

LotusFlare: Awesome Digital Experiences to Drive Growth
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase | 3/15/2019

With a founding team coming from Facebook and other Internet companies, LotusFlare bridges telecom operators with best practices from the Internet domain: modern IT systems, better digital customer experiences, and increased margins. We are backed by Google Ventures, Social Capital and headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices all over the world. Our customers include Verizon Wireless, Singtel, Telenor, Ooredoo, SlingTV, LinkedIn, Skype and Supercell.

Telstra US Plans to Bridge the Gap Between East & West
LRTV Documentaries | 3/15/2019

Australian carrier Telstra appointed Nicholas Collins as its first US CEO in September 2018. His mission is laser-focused: help US companies succeed in the Asian market. With more than six years of experience in Hong Kong and Singapore, Collins is well-suited to bridge the gap between East and West.

Qualcomm Told to Pay Apple $1B but Wins Case in Japan
News Analysis | 3/15/2019

A US judge orders the chipmaker to pay Apple $1 billion in fees as separate developments in Japan show how long proceedings can take in the world of the courtroom.

5G4REAL: Israel Prepped for 5G With Next-Gen Apps
LRTV Documentaries | 3/15/2019

As a country known for innovation, Israel exhibited several exciting applications for a 5G future at MWC 2019, including a communications protocol that uses soundwaves, a new type of IoT sensor and augmented reality glasses for cyclists.

Podcast: The 10G Hype Freezes Over at CNG2019
LRTV Documentaries | 3/15/2019

Light Reading's Kelsey Ziser, Alan Breznick and Jeff Baumgartner join Phil Harvey for a round of drinks and a chat after the opening day of CNG2019 in Denver. The "bomb cyclone" did its worst, but it couldn't stop us from debating 10G vs. 5G and the future of cable video services.

WiCipedia: UN Calls for Women's Access to Tech & Men's Bad 'Tudes Halt Diversity
WiCipedia | 3/15/2019

This week in our WiC roundup: 'Race-based ticket pricing' fuels outrage; UN calls for tech access for women; negative men are a barrier to women in tech; and more.

Eurobites: Maroc Telecom Relieves Millicom of Tigo Chad
News Analysis | 3/15/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Everynet does LoRaWAN in Spain; RTL says no to joint streaming service with ProSiebenSat.1; Spotify's legal move makes waves.

Fantastic BSS Beasts & How Openet Can Tame Them
News Analysis | 3/15/2019

After a turbulent 2018, the Irish BSS company is looking to challenge Amdocs, Ericsson and Huawei in their own backyard.

Securing 5G Networks: The Commercial & Technical Realities
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 3/15/2019

The focus on business readiness at Mobile World Congress served to reinforce the importance of fully addressing the business of security requirements.

Pay-TV Model Must Be 'Blown Up'
News Analysis | 3/15/2019

In order to get a better return on video services, operators must make fundamental changes spanning programming packages, box costs and how services are managed on the network.

Com Hem Mines & Analyzes Data to Boost Business Metrics
News Analysis | 3/14/2019

Combining and analyzing key network data with machine learning techniques has helped the Swedish operator improve churn and lift ARPU, exec says.

FCC Garners $284M in Initial Bids in New 24GHz 5G Auction
News Analysis | 3/14/2019

24GHz 5G auction pulls in $284M in bids for licenses in NY, LA and other major metro areas in first round.

DIY 5G: In the Future, You Might Install Your Own Cell Tower
News Analysis | 3/14/2019

Fixed wireless access has emerged as one of the first major use cases in the 5G landscape. There's also a debate raging in the space about whether customers are tech savvy enough to install their own equipment for the service.

AT&T's Pacewicz: 'We See the Cloud Fragmenting Again'
News Analysis | 3/14/2019

AT&T Business Chief Product Officer Roman Pacewicz describes how edge computing, 5G and network virtualization are required for next-generation applications that can deliver new business opportunities for the operator.

SKT Boasts 60% Cut in Latency With Edge Platform Move
News Analysis | 3/14/2019

Reduction in data request delays could lead to new service opportunities for companies in South Korea.

Eurobites: Spain Shines, UK Lags in Latest Fiber Figures
News Analysis | 3/14/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange spreads its fiber offer; GSMA attacks EU's connected-car technology roadmap; German Interior Minister urges caution on Huawei freeze-out.

Source Photonics CEO: Vertical Integration & Lean Models Key to Continuing Success
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase | 3/13/2019

Exciting new applications such as IoT, virtual reality and cloud services all depend on world-class connectivity, and 5G's success will depend on a reliable, next-generation optical networking foundation.

Verizon Says Its Mobile 5G Service Is Really Unlimited
Jonestown | 3/13/2019

Verizon says that its new mobile 5G service, coming in April, will be truly unlimited.

CableLabs CEO: 10G a 'Collection of Technologies'
News Analysis | 3/13/2019

The industry's initiative to deliver symmetrical speeds of 10 Gbit/s isn't just about Full Duplex DOCSIS.

Huawei Stew Hits Boiling Point
Morris Lore | 3/13/2019

The dispute over the controversial Chinese equipment maker has reached a dangerous new stage.

Optical Networking Gets the Football Pulled Away Again
Column | 3/13/2019

Like Lucy always does to Charlie Brown, 5G is likely another new technology that teased optical networking vendors with massive, sustained spending, then quickly yanked back expectations.

MobiledgeX: Who Benefits From Edge Computing?
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase | 3/13/2019

Jason Hoffman explains how MobiledgeX is supporting the edge ecosystem where mobile operators, application developers, cloud providers and device makers can participate and leverage their existing assets and investments to generate new experiences and new revenue streams.

Verizon Announces First Mobile 5G Cities & Mobile Moto Module
News Analysis | 3/13/2019

Verizon will launch mobile 5G on April 11 with the carrier charging a $10 5G premium, as an add-on for existing 4G unlimited contracts.

MWC19: ETSI's DG Drills Down Into 5G
LRTV Interviews | 3/13/2019

At Mobile World Congress, Luis Jorge Romero, director general of ETSI, talks about the industry body's focus on key areas of 5G R&D, including edge computing, virtualization and automated network management, and provides an update on blockchain and AI efforts.

AT&T Hints at Possible Decline in Capex in 2020
News Analysis | 3/13/2019

AT&T's CFO didn't directly respond to a question about whether the operator would lower capex in 2020, but he did list all the reasons why the operator might do exactly that.

Charter CTO Jay Rolls to Depart This Spring
News Analysis | 3/13/2019

Exec expected to take a pause from the industry to complete his recovery from a ski accident that occurred last year and to spend more time with his family.

F5 Denies $670M NGINX Buy Was a Defensive Move
News Analysis | 3/13/2019

F5 scooped up NGINX to keep it out of competitor Citrix's hands, reckon Piper Jaffray analysts, but F5 says that just ain't so.

Apple Nears 'Show Time' for Long-Anticipated Streaming Service
The Bauminator | 3/13/2019

Some analysts aren't convinced that Apple's new video play can 'meaningfully reaccelerate' services growth for the company.

Can RingCentral Stay Ahead of the UCaaS Chasing Pack?
News Analysis | 3/13/2019

Its sales growth and stock market performance are an investor's dream, but new challenges are emerging in the fast-changing UCaaS market.

Eurobites: Merkel & Huawei Hit Back at US Ambassador
News Analysis | 3/13/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UK sets out plan to curb online giants; Telia Carrier and Telxius combine on capacity; Deutsche Telekom tackles cybersecurity on connected cars.

AT&T Handset Sales Down by $50M Per Month – CFO
News Analysis | 3/13/2019

With users holding on to their smartphones for longer, AT&T's device sales are dipping to the tune of about $50 million per month compared with a year ago.

Vodafone & IBM Spurn 'Clunky Handoffs' for Enterprise Partnership
News Analysis | 3/13/2019

Cloud and connectivity are becoming two sides of the same business – a trend the telco and enterprise IT provider are looking to capitalize on.

European Parliament Calls for 5G Checks on Chinese Suppliers
News Analysis | 3/13/2019

The European Parliament has waded into the dispute over Huawei's role in 5G markets, calling for a new certification scheme to address concern about China.

Comcast Has 'Line of Sight' to $10B in Biz Service Revenues
News Analysis | 3/12/2019

Comcast Business is making some progress in reaching larger, enterprise business customers, cable unit CEO Dave Watson says.

With Passpoint & WiFi 6, Boingo Shows That WiFi's 'Got Game'
LRTV Interviews | 3/12/2019

Yes 5G is everywhere and everything, but the message from Boingo's Derek Peterson is clear: Don't ignore WiFi.

5G Hotspot Maker Moves Manufacturing From China to Taiwan, Partly Because of Trump
News Analysis | 3/12/2019

Inseego, an early mover in the 5G device space, said it has completed its move out of China for manufacturing, setting up instead with Foxconn in Taiwan. At issue are Trump's Chinese tariffs, as well as ongoing security concerns.

No Italian Job for 1,130 Vodafone Workers
News Analysis | 3/12/2019

After blowing €2.4 billion ($2.7 billion) on 5G spectrum, Vodafone plans to send about 17% of its Italian employees packing.

MWC19: EY on 5G, AI & Understanding Customers
LRTV Interviews | 3/12/2019

At MWC19, EY's Tom Loozen talks about how telcos can leverage key technologies and trends associated with 5G and AI to improve their service offerings and understand the needs of customers in different markets.

Surf, Try, Then Buy: Verizon, Deloitte Connect Online & In-Store Shopping
LRTV Documentaries | 3/12/2019

As 5G and foldable phones come to market, browsing online and then trying stuff out in a store might become an even more critical way to buy new technology. Deloitte Consulting's Julie Miller and Verizon's John Walker explain why.

FCC Stops Sprint/T-Mobile Merger Review Clock Again
News Analysis | 3/12/2019

The latest pause to the review could mean the process will start again on April 4.

MediaKind Tries to Do More With Mediaroom
News Analysis | 3/12/2019

Telefonica Brazil becomes latest Mediaroom partner to integrate Netflix at the set-top box and extend a technology bridge to MediaKind's newer, cloud-powered MediaFirst platform.

VMware Sets Sail as a Telco Cloud 'Great Power'
News Analysis | 3/12/2019

Following deals with AT&T and Vodafone and hardware partnerships, VMware is emerging as a leading telco cloud vendor.

Eurobites: Telia, Ericsson & Volvo Use 5G for Industrial Remote Control
News Analysis | 3/12/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Virgin touts "Intelligent WiFi"; the 5G possibilities of sports events; O2 says reggae is good for you.

This Tiny Startup Could Connect Your Smartphone Directly to a Satellite
News Analysis | 3/12/2019

UbiquitiLink is looking to completely eliminate outdoor dead zones, and is testing its service with Vodafone, Telefonica and, in the US, Cellular One operator Smith Bagley.

Securing 5G Networks: Addressing Control Plane Challenges
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 3/12/2019

Without question, the additional requirements that the 5G control plane supports will inject additional complexity into security enforcement.

Why Is 5G Different?
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase | 3/11/2019

Yogen Patel, head of Amdocs open network marketing, describes how 5G will be different from the previous wireless technology advancements, and how operators should prepare for and execute the 5G-driven network transformation.

Charter CEO Hints at Smart Home Management Service
News Analysis | 3/11/2019

New offering is expected to debut this fall in Austin, Tom Rutledge says.

Verizon Eyes Opportunities for Smart Cities to 'Move a Metric'
LRTV Documentaries | 3/11/2019

Mrinalini 'Lani' Ingram, VP of Verizon's Smart Communities, has helped form public-private partnerships between the telco and cities like Boston, San Jose, and Sacramento. She said the opportunity for Verizon comes when cities want to "move a metric." That's when projects go from small-time testing to building technology and operations at scale.

CBRS Inches Forward With Tests (AT&T, Charter) & Devices (Samsung)
News Analysis | 3/11/2019

Samsung's Galaxy S10 is among a growing number of devices that supports the 3.5GHz CBRS band. That, coupled with new tests from the likes of AT&T and Charter, is pushing the CBRS space forward. All that's missing now is sign off from the feds.

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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