An overlooked part of the Swedish vendor turned an important corner last year and has reason to feel optimistic about 2020.
Optical cross-connect (OXC) is coming back in vogue thanks to CDC ROADMs that add greater scale and automation to the photonic layer.
ICT giant builds on its telecom heritage and taps respected partners to take on the traditional mobile infrastructure suppliers in 5G's next big battlefield with an 'open' platform pitch.
As it nears the launch of its premium, short-form video service, Quibi seeks a declaratory judgement that its 'Turnstyle' technology does not infringe on a patent owned by a company called Eko.
The space race of the 21st century pits Lynk against SpaceMobile to see which startup will be able to connect their satellites to existing cellphones on the ground.
KT, SKT and LG Uplus agree to massive hike in 5G infrastructure capex after meeting with the country's Ministry of Science and ICT.
Scott and Jamie are joined by Paul Nolan from CC Group PR to reflect on a tough week for telecom industry CEOs.
Chipmaker says momentum is growing around the connected car technology, with commercial product launches now in sight following RED certification in Europe.
With public health concerns about the spread of COVID-19 mounting, Light Reading's Cable Next-Gen Technologies & Strategies event will be postponed until sometime in late August.
SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk said his company's satellite broadband project will serve hard-to-reach customers and 'be helpful' to telcos.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson pushes eSIM tech; Vodacom slashes price of data in South Africa; Orange invests in digital verification startup.
The Indonesian operator will carry out trials and open a TIP lab as it looks to provide a spur to local players.
Regional sports net is offering gift cards and regular season game tickets as its contract dispute with Comcast and Dish drags on.
The Wall Street analysts at Cowen found that the US wireless industry collectively lost 330,000 prepaid customers during the entirety of 2019, a first for the industry.
Telia Carrier launches its first SD-WAN service on Cisco's Viptela platform.
Smart city executives are leaving AT&T and Verizon. The reason? The FCC's new small cell rules eliminate the need for operators to push for smart city agreements.
Cable ops have become 'by far the most important' reseller in the US mobile market, analyst says.
New countries in the region are preparing to launch the high-speed mobile technology.
Suggestions the Chinese equipment vendor's 5G challengers are years behind do not hold up to scrutiny.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EE gets busy in Scotland; NGMN Alliance goes cloud-native; Disney does deal with Telefónica.
The much-maligned China-based vendor has won a 5G deal from Qatar-based Ooredoo covering Kuwait, Oman, Indonesia, Tunisia and the Maldives.
Brussels green-lights merger of Vodafone Italy's tower assets with Inwit, the passive tower infrastructure arm of Telecom Italia.
The work involved in ripping Huawei equipment out of US networks is extensive, setting up the potential for costs above the $1 billion Congress has already set aside for the effort.
Reason for denial is procedural, as court cannot determine if HovSat was properly served.
Deep-pocketed streaming startup focused on premium short-form fare is making some moves a month ahead of its April 6 launch of a service that will start at $4.99 per month for an ad-supported tier.
T-Mobile is expected to walk away with roughly $2 billion in millimeter wave spectrum licenses from Auction 103, which it appears poised to add to the spectrum it will acquire from Sprint.
David Goeckeler, who handled $34 billion of Cisco's $52 billion in annual sales, is taking the CEO job at Western Digital.
Charter enables Spectrum Mobile customers on unlimited plans to access Verizon's millimeter wave 5G network for no added cost. Customers on its 'By the Gig' plan remain 4G-only.
Having funded and hosted Vlocity's development, and been a go-to-market partner, Salesforce knows exactly what it's getting for its $1.33 billion acquisition.
This week in our WiC roundup: Get involved for International Women's Day; how digital assistants would differ if they were created by women; what keeps women in tech; and more.
Also in today's EMEA regional rights roundup: Vodafone/TIM towers venture 'set for EU approval'; Net Insight acquires Aperi's virtualized media production technology; Virgin Media admits data breach.
The Finnish 5G frontrunner is showcasing nine 5G solutions at its showroom in Helsinki, of which it claims three are new – one involves a tractor!
New Zealand incumbent underlines multivendor 5G RAN strategy by shaking hands on commercial deal with South Korean vendor.
New York's state-owned power utility is hoping to test a private LTE network that it wants to build for services ranging from energy metering to flying inspection drones.
Telco doubles the speeds of its two sub-Gigabit options – to 200 Mbit/s and 400 Mbit/s – without raising the price.
Two massive software vendors have decided to combine their cloud computing and IoT offerings in order to take advantage of the trend toward edge computing.
Culprits include slowdown in capacity purchases, next-gen network indecision and a lack of broadband competition. Meanwhile, DOCSIS 3.1 CPE shipments made a big jump.
Google Cloud fleshes out telco-focused strategy as it inks 5G edge services deal with AT&T, debuts telco-tailored version of Anthos apps platform and connects with Netcracker and Amdocs.
The Japanese service provider has responded to an aggressive mobile launch by Rakuten with its own 5G service.
Japanese operator chooses AI-based optimization tools from the Sweden-based vendor for its radio access network, with an eye to real-time diagnostics in 5G.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Google Cloud floats across Europe; Tele2 and Elisa cooperate on enterprise services; Ericsson goes with Sinch for 5G messaging.
The Finnish vendor is relying on Intel and Marvell as it tries to phase out the costly components that have been eroding its 5G profits.
T-Mobile's Karri Kuoppamaki tells Light Reading that one new element the operator might consider in its 5G buildout is open radio access network (RAN) technology.
Pilot of 'WOW! tv+' service in Columbus, Ohio, streams cable op's traditional pay-TV packages alongside a cloud DVR, integrations with Netflix and other OTT apps on an Android TV device with a voice remote.
Billions of dollars in US government money is being dangled in front of vendors that can provide secure 5G equipment.
Showrunner says 'overwhelming majority' of exhibitors looking forward to Las Vegas event while registrations continue on pace with normal patterns amid ongoing concerns about the spread of COVID-19.
The Finnish equipment maker hopes a new deal with the US chipmaker will help to restore its 5G competitiveness and boost profitability.
Multi-service offering developing after operator ended 2019 with more than 600,000 service-ready FTTP homes in its Optimum footprint in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.
Edge computing startup believes telco edge strategies need to start with a specific focus on dedicated vertical sectors, such as gaming, and is winning operator support from the likes of Telefónica.
The region's fledgling 5G market is not growing as fast as hoped, and not necessarily because of coronavirus.
The Japanese company prefers to shop locally for its 5G products, it made clear during a press conference this week. It is not alone.
However, CPE biz remains an important cash generator and a strategic piece of the portfolio that pulls through other products with different margin profiles, CFO says.
China Unicom, KT, Telefónica, and Telstra are collaborating on a new interoperable multi-access edge computing (MEC) initiative.
Speaking at the recent Future Vision event in London, Omdia's research and analysis executive director, Thomas Morrod, gives a long-term view of how 5G could boost GDP by enabling incremental business opportunities in specific vertical sectors.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia cuts jobs in Finland; British MP highlights Huawei 'slave labor'allegations; ECI acquired by Ribbon; 'Fitbit for cows.'
Huawei's new Liquid OTN solution is a small granularity technology that offers some significant benefits for organizations that need guaranteed bandwidth, low latency and resilient optical connections.
A successful 5G rollout is not just about upgrading existing basestations or deploying some new ones. Nor is it simply an upgrade of core network capabilities.
Comcast chairman and CEO Brian Roberts touts initiatives underway at Sky, the coming launch of the Peacock streaming service and new projects underway at NBCU's parks division.
Meanwhile, AT&T reportedly has halted online sales of U-verse TV as the new OTT-delivered AT&T TV service becomes company's pay-TV workhorse.
AT&T's John Stankey said the operator's cost-cutting program could generate 'double digits of billions [in savings] over a three-year planning cycle,' and cover areas ranging from power usage to call centers.
Verizon's Matt Ellis said the operator hasn't recorded any 'material' effects from the COVID-19 coronavirus so far, but he cautioned that could change 'if we see continued disruption.'
Despite concerns about the spread of COVID-19, Light Reading's Cable Next-Gen Technologies & Strategies event is still a go for Denver in two weeks.
Prices are just half what rivals charge, but Rakuten may have a long and arduous journey toward profitability.
Apple recorded a blockbuster quarter during the critical holiday shopping season, partly thanks to its $700 iPhone 11. But will the company maintain that $700 offer in an age of 5G?
The Norwegian operator has already shed thousands of employees and more are set to go under plans announced today.
The disruptive Indian operator is now looking to seize the 5G technology initiative from the traditional vendor community.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone invests in space-broadband venture; Nokia sets out fiber access stall; Telenor keeps tight grip on costs.
Fixed wireless broadband represents the 'most important threat' to cable broadband and new satellite-based options are also worth a wary eye, Craig Moffett concludes in a report sizing up the state of US broadband.
OBS CEO Helmut Reisinger weighs in on what it means to be network-native and how the service provider stands out from its competition.
The annual optical networking confab said that cancellation lists don't tell the full story of what's set to happen in San Diego next week.
The network test vendor, already included on an illustrious list of vendors supporting Rakuten Mobile, is claiming an industry first with the launch of an open RAN test suite.
Team Pod delves deep into Nokia and takes a look at the (largely) forgotten man of Chinese equipment vendors – ZTE.
Chinese operators have come in for heavy criticism over their response to the introduction of MNP.
The nation's top telecom operators spent a combined $67.36 million in 2019 on regulatory lobbying. That's a slight increase from 2018.
COMSovereign's CEO said VNC will help the company become one of the only US-based providers of 'connectivity solutions that span the entire data transmission spectrum.'
'The cable guys aren't going to wake up and find out what we're doing,' CEO David Zaslav says.
A 5G partnership between Verizon and Walmart could include everything from the installation of 5G antennas in Walmart stores to streaming video of doctor visits.
Following a string of market trials, AT&T has expanded the reach of a new streaming service delivered on an Android TV box that aims to revitalize AT&T's struggling pay-TV business.
A US campaign has failed to halt the Chinese companies, with major Western equipment makers ceding further ground.
The IT and integration side of Orange has been touting its credentials as an option for enterprises that need help managing multi-cloud environments. Reisinger weighs in on what it means to be network native, how OBS stands out from its competition and what a company that size does to prepare for the business impact of the new coronavirus and the reality that we're all suddenly a lot less mobile.
Feeling its companies do not get a fair deal in China, India's government has unveiled a new rule allowing it to restrict Chinese vendors.
China has scrapped hefty Internet data charges in a move that should help China Mobile but hinder the country's other two big operators.
Boss of Finnish network firm will be replaced by Pekka Lundmark, the CEO of Finnish energy firm Fortum, but not until much later this year.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Iliad closes fiber deal with InfraVia; Vivendi fights Italian court over Mediaset; Nokia loses market share.
Singapore-based operator flags trials with Finnish vendor with aim of providing customizable services to support different 5G use cases and applications.