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Telefónica Deutschland makes risky 5G bet on Huawei
News Analysis | 12/11/2019

German operator will also use Finland's Nokia to build its 5G network and has cut dividends to help fund the project.

AT&T Targets Labor, Wireline Footprint in New Cost-Cutting Effort
News Analysis | 12/10/2019

'Everything is on the table,' AT&T exec John Stankey says, with former Clearwire CEO Bill Morrow hired as the hatchet man to lead its cost-cutting efforts.

T-Mobile execs talk up 5G prospects while merger trial proceeds
News Analysis | 12/10/2019

T-Mobile's management team is in NYC, talking lawsuits and 5G at a UBS event.

Surprise! With $637M in Auction Bids, Demand for mmWave Spectrum Continues
News Analysis | 12/10/2019

The FCC's third mmWave spectrum auction started today, and it's likely that AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile are driving a significant amount of bidding.

Disney+ is 'not that deep,' AT&T's Stankey says
News Analysis | 12/10/2019

Stressing that the streaming battle is 'not a zero-sum game,' exec says new HBO Max service will appeal across families and across various family-based wireless plans.

Comcast tests 2.5-Gig gateway
News Analysis | 12/10/2019

Technicolor has been tapped for the 'XB7,' a new, speedier DOCSIS 3.1 gateway with 802.11ax (WiFi 6), MoCA 2.0 and IoT radios that's a big leap over the current-gen XB6 D3.1 gateway.

2019: The year telecom went doolally about 5G
Morris Lore | 12/10/2019

2019 will be remembered in telecom as the year when 5G arrived and industry hype went into overdrive.

Silver Peak Touts SD-WAN on a Global Scale
News Analysis | 12/10/2019

New Silver Peak automation tools are designed to help enterprises – and the service providers working on their behalf – deploy networks to hundreds of thousands of locations worldwide.

Eurobites: London's Not Ready for 5G, Says Tech Lobby Group
News Analysis | 12/10/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telecom Italia beefs up TV sports offer; Bearing Point/Beyond scores at Altibox; Ericsson's crystal balls; Boris bites back at the BBC.

Comcast's X1 Platform Means Business
LRTV Interviews | 12/10/2019

Comcast Business's Christian Nascimento details how this fast-growing unit of the company has adapted Comcast's cloud-based video platform to service the commercial market, including restaurants, hotels and other hospitality venues.

Verizon CEO Says Dynamic Spectrum Sharing Will Arrive for Shared 4G & 5G in 2020
News Analysis | 12/10/2019

Verizon expects DSS to offer wider 5G services in 2020.

NTIA Joins DoD Against Ligado's L-Band 5G Plan
News Analysis | 12/9/2019

The NTIA is teaming up with the Department of Defense to oppose a proposal from Ligado to release L-Band spectrum for 5G. That could come as a disappointment to the likes of Verizon and T-Mobile.

Comcast/NBCU Earmarks $2B for 'Peacock'
News Analysis | 12/9/2019

NBCU's premium streaming service, which will support both advertising and subscription models, is expected to turn profitable in year five, CFO says.

Magic Leap's Reported Stumbles Cast Shadow Over 5G
News Analysis | 12/9/2019

A new report indicates Magic Leap sold just 6,000 of its AR glasses, well below expectations. That may not bode well for the wider 5G industry.

Charter 'Looking at All Angles' for Licensed Spectrum, CEO Says
News Analysis | 12/9/2019

Cable operator may not need to own spectrum to achieve its goals in mobile and wireless, Charter's Tom Rutledge says.

Energy Giant Shell Is Not Sold on Private Networks
News Analysis | 12/9/2019

One of the world's biggest energy companies is prioritizing 4G and public networks over 5G and private ones.

Video Streamers Step Up Password-Sharing Crackdown
News Analysis | 12/9/2019

As programmers and studios launch their own streaming services, password sharing is becoming a bigger concern.

Eurobites: Orange Secures €700M Loan for High-Speed Broadband Expansion in France
News Analysis | 12/9/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: KPN outlines FTTH plans for Amsterdam; Amazon's NHS data deal comes under scrutiny; IoT and blockchain combine for green energy.

Telcos Let FAANGs Into the Edge at Their Peril
Morris Lore | 12/9/2019

Given the relative loss of value in the telecom industry, the recent edge deals involving AWS are risky moves for the operators involved.

Ericsson Paid Out Millions in Bribes While CEO Ekholm Sat on Board
News Analysis | 12/9/2019

The details of Ericsson's corruption scandal, as documented by US authorities, raise awkward questions for the Swedish vendor.

Bernie Sanders Threatens to Break Up Broadband Market With 'High-Speed Internet for All' Plan
News Analysis | 12/6/2019

Presidential candidate claims wide-ranging plan will expand access, reduce pricing, eliminate data caps, codify net neutrality and move to 'break up Internet service provider and cable monopolies.'

Metro & Simple Mobile Launch Cheaper 5G Plans
News Analysis | 12/6/2019

Companies release pay-as-you-go plans on T-Mobile's 5G network.

RJio will gain most from India's tariff hike
News Analysis | 12/6/2019

India's youngest and most aggressive operator could be the main beneficiary of an increase in prices.

Cable Sizes Up New Business Verticals & Vectors
LRTV Interviews | 12/6/2019

Light Reading's Alan Breznick and Jeff Baumgartner look at the future and past of cable business services.

5G Is a Chance to Change the Telco Monoculture
News Analysis | 12/6/2019

Telecom operators have an opportunity with 5G to build diversity in their workforce.

Google Fiber dumps 100-Meg service
The Bauminator | 12/6/2019

Google is going 'All in on a Gig' and exclusively selling uncapped, symmetrical 1Gbit/s service starting at $70 a month, the same price as it's been since 2012.

WiCipedia: Cultivating Confidence for Speaking Gigs, 2020 Predictions & Too Many Marks
WiCipedia | 12/6/2019

This week in our WiC roundup: Harlem Capital raises cash for minority founders; female speakers claim their worth; more women will join tech in the new year; and more.

Ovum's Evan Kirchheimer: Enterprises & the 5G Market Opportunity
LRTV Interviews | 12/6/2019

What's the real opportunity for carriers selling 5G to enterprises? Ovum's enterprise services research director helps us sift through the areas where carriers can expect new revenue, and not just replace existing services.

Eurobites: Telefónica Awards 5G Core to Huawei – Report
News Analysis | 12/6/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT Ireland trials 1.2Tbit/s transmission with Huawei; TIM and Open Fiber are daggers drawn; Deutsche Telekom enables 'holographic annotation' for field service engineers.

T-Mobile Quietly Moves Its 5G Goalposts
News Analysis | 12/5/2019

Once upon a time, T-Mobile promised that 5G would be 10x faster than 4G. Today, the operator is promising a 20% speed boost.

Cable 'Starts to Matter' in US Wireless – Analyst
News Analysis | 12/5/2019

After capturing 495,000 mobile subs in Q3, pushing their cumulative total to 2.6 million, US cable has 'already reached a level of clear relevance in wireless,' analyst Craig Moffett concludes in a new report.

Juniper Touts Euro Telco Deals
News Analysis | 12/5/2019

Russia's Rostelecom and Orange Poland tap Juniper gear and software for network upgrades, in a busy week for the networking vendor.

Eurobites: Deutsche Telekom Orders 5G Freeze Until Heat Is off Huawei
News Analysis | 12/5/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: InterDigital files Huawei patents suit in UK; ADVA leads optical research program; 2Gbit/s 5G in Helsinki; Ericsson reassures on corruption costs.

Cable Infrastructure Spending Slogs Through Another Tough Quarter
News Analysis | 12/5/2019

Q3 spending on cable network tech improved but it's still well below historic levels, Dell'Oro says.

Access to Spectrum to Determine Starry's Network Deployment Speed
News Analysis | 12/5/2019

Starry, which provides fixed wireless broadband over millimeter wave spectrum, is exploring services for business customers to complement its core residential offerings.

CityFibre's David Tomalin: Building a Fab Fiber Future
LRTV Interviews | 12/5/2019

CityFibre's Group CTO David Tomalin discusses how an infrastructure provider, making long-term bets, is planning to enable service providers to reshape the UK tech landscape.

Podcast: Cisco's Chang Shares Collaboration Vision
Wagner’s Ring | 12/5/2019

Cisco's collaboration boss Amy Chang sits down with Light Reading's Mitch Wagner to share stories about videoconferencing facepalm moments and discuss Cisco's collaboration vision in this mini-episode of the Light Reading podcast.

Huawei Appeals FCC Decision to Declare It a National Security Risk
News Analysis | 12/5/2019

The Chinese vendor says that the FCC has no experience with national security matters, and highlights its relationship with small rural US carriers.

Huawei Ban in UK Still on the Table
News Analysis | 12/5/2019

UK leader Boris Johnson links the use of Huawei to security concerns, raising the prospect of a partial or full ban on the Chinese vendor.

Carriers' 4G Maps Are Rubbish, but FCC Chief Proposes $9B for 5G Anyway
News Analysis | 12/5/2019

A new FCC report found that Verizon, T-Mobile and U.S. Cellular provided inaccurate coverage maps, wildly overstating coverage, about 40% of the time. But the agency wants to dole out $9 billion to carriers for rural 5G anyway.

CBRS Finally Expected to Launch Commercially by Year's End
News Analysis | 12/5/2019

The midband technology is expected to be initially used by mobile operators for traffic offhaul and fixed wireless operators.

Koley Needs to Make Google Work Properly – No Pressure, Then
News Analysis | 12/5/2019

Bikash Koley, currently finishing his last few weeks as CTO of Juniper, will be responsible for everything networking at Google, from inter-cluster communications to campus to WAN to intercontinental subsea cables.

T-Mobile's Merger Prospects Look Grim Ahead of 'Trial of the Century'
News Analysis | 12/4/2019

A group of state attorneys general is suing to block the proposed merger between Sprint and T-Mobile, and the trial is scheduled to start Monday.

China Mobile to Operate National Blockchain Network
News Analysis | 12/4/2019

The Chinese operator has teamed up with a credit card firm and other agencies to run a new blockchain network.

Vodafone UK is emptying its NOCs
News Analysis | 12/4/2019

The UK service provider has cut hundreds of jobs in operations, with more to go as it rolls out more automated 5G networks.

Eurobites: Cellnex buys 1,500 tower sites from Orange Spain
News Analysis | 12/4/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: OBS connects Mars employees; broadcasting at the edge; Vodafone tunes into AWS Wavelength; more ETNO grumbling.

Comcast Business Testing 'GameOn' App in Philly
News Analysis | 12/4/2019

Developed by a startup linked to the Comcast/NBCU Lift Labs incubator, an app running on a verrsion of X1 tailored for bars and restaurants enables patrons to play an interactive game based on making sports predictions.

Orange targets €1B in savings and bigger enterprise role
News Analysis | 12/4/2019

The French operator has prioritized growth in enterprise, Africa and financial services under its latest five-year plan.

Google Names Juniper CTO Koley as Networking Boss
News Analysis | 12/4/2019

It's a homecoming for Bikash Koley, who joined Juniper in 2017 from Google. Ex-Googler Raj Yavatkar will join Juniper as CTO, taking Koley's job.

Verizon, Vodafone embrace Amazon's AWS for edge computing with 5G
News Analysis | 12/3/2019

Amazon announced its new AWS Wavelength 5G edge computing platform, with Verizon, Vodafone, SK Telecom and KDDI promising to support it. However, details on a US rollout remain foggy.

Intel Sizing Up Sale of Home Connectivity Unit – Report
News Analysis | 12/3/2019

Intel has hired a financial advisor to sell a unit that makes chips for gateways, cable modems and smart home equipment, according to Bloomberg.

AT&T Adds Blimps to FirstNet Arsenal, Passes 1M Connection Mark
News Analysis | 12/3/2019

AT&T said it now counts a whopping 1 million connections, just three years after scoring the FirstNet contract. And it's taking to the air with blimps to deliver connectivity.

Nokia Naming Former Networks Boss Sari Baldauf as Board Chair
News Analysis | 12/3/2019

Baldauf will succeed Risto Siilasmaa as Nokia's Board Chair at the company's annual meeting in April.

TiVo Plugs Amazon Prime Video Into Platform for Pay-TV Partners
News Analysis | 12/3/2019

'Select' TiVo-powered devices distributed by cable operators can now integrate the Amazon Prime Video app.

SMBs still stoking business services growth for US cable
News Analysis | 12/3/2019

But cable ops are making progress with bigger, enterprise-sized deals and pursuing new types of commercial-class services to open up fresh revenue streams and inflict more pain on the telcos.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Private Networks, SI Competition & Huawei
LRTV Documentaries | 12/3/2019

Cub reporter Jamie is joined by two LR elder statesmen (it says here) to talk private networks, systems integrators and Huawei litigation.

Eurobites: Putin Plans Russian App Revolution
News Analysis | 12/3/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Trump threatens cheese war with France over tech titans tax; Sky plans major new TV studio; Nokia lands smart grid gig in Finland.

Switching Wireless Carriers Might Soon Get a Lot Easier
News Analysis | 12/3/2019

The GSMA said it will create a new standards-setting process for eSIM technology, pushed by a Department of Justice antitrust investigation. The effort could have eSIM implications for everyone from Google to Charter.

NB-IoT System Set to Detect Leaks in Water Mains
News Analysis | 12/3/2019

Leak detection specialist Gutermann is starting an NB-IoT trial with Vodafone in the UK.

To MTS, Russia remains land of opportunity
News Analysis | 12/3/2019

The mainly Russian operator has quit Ukraine and is targeting a bigger share of revenues from outside the telecom sector in its home market.

T-Mobile Launches Lowband Near-Nationwide 5G Network
News Analysis | 12/2/2019

T-Mobile says it will cover more than 200 million people in the US with its 5G network

South Korea Minister Demands More From 5G Operators
News Analysis | 12/2/2019

South Korea's new ICT minister has urged the country's operators to do more on 5G development.

Corning Competes to Make In-Building 5G Affordable for Enterprises
News Analysis | 12/2/2019

With a new Intel deal, Corning continues to bulk up its in-building wireless business, but analysts warn it's facing pressure from the likes of Solid Technologies and JMA Wireless.

Huawei CFO paints rosy picture of Canadian house arrest
News Analysis | 12/2/2019

What does the financial chief of the world's biggest equipment maker do in Vancouver when international travel is no longer an option?

40% of US Pay-TV Biz Remains 'At Risk' – Analyst
News Analysis | 12/2/2019

Live sports remains the glue holding together the pay-TV bundle, but rising costs for sports programming is poised to apply even more pressure on both traditional and OTT-delivered pay-TV services.

Eurobites: Three Ireland Postpones 5G Launch
News Analysis | 12/2/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange Poland goes with Juniper; the incredible shrinking KPN; BT ends performance-related pay for top execs; Ericsson shares on spectrum sharing.

China Mobile Just Isn't Into Private 5G
News Analysis | 12/2/2019

China Mobile boffin says public networks are more efficient than private.

Huawei Ban in Australia Threatens 1,500 Jobs, Warns Chinese Vendor
News Analysis | 12/2/2019

Huawei's payments to Australian telecom contractors will dry up in the next couple of years unless the government reverses its 5G ban, says the Chinese equipment giant.

How Three Private Networks landed a deal at Heathrow Airport
LRTV Interviews | 12/2/2019

At the 'Private Networks in a 5G World' event in London, Catherine Gull, head of Business Development at Three Private Networks, explains how the competitive UK operator landed deals with flagship customers such as Heathrow Airport and the Port of Felixstowe.

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