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5G Is Safe, FCC Says
News Analysis | 8/8/2019

FCC officials said that 5G does not cause health concerns like cancer, nor do transmissions in millimeter-wave spectrum.

CenturyLink: We're Testing Edge Computing With Customers Now
News Analysis | 8/8/2019

CenturyLink is testing edge computing technologies with customers today, according to the company's CEO. And he promised additional announcements on the topic 'in the coming weeks.'

AT&T Outsources FirstNet Construction to ATN's Commnet for $167.5M in Southwest
News Analysis | 8/8/2019

AT&T said it will pay ATN's Commnet $167.5 million to build a wireless network for its commercial users and its FirstNet users in the Southwest.

CommScope Eliminates COO Slot as Arris Biz Struggles
News Analysis | 8/8/2019

Departure of long-time Arris exec Bruce McClelland comes about four months after acquisition and as the unit grapples with an expected temporary decline in cable operator capital spending.

DT Still Waiting for Spectrum to Launch 5G
News Analysis | 8/8/2019

The soft launch of 5G in early July was even softer than it appeared, but financial results look strong for the second quarter despite the absence of any German 5G activity.

Tough Times: SingTel, China Mobile, HKT Issue Weak Results
News Analysis | 8/8/2019

Some of Asia's biggest telcos have had a difficult start to 2019.

Eurobites: Liberty Global Shrivels in Q2
News Analysis | 8/8/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Europe's regulators slam network-sharing in 'Czechia'; Nokia heads to New Zealand in latest 5G deal; MTN defies market conditions with strong Q2.

Podcast: Dish Network's Spectrum of Innovation
The Philter | 8/8/2019

Light Reading's editors discuss Dish Network, its pioneering past, a few hilarious missteps and why the company seems just as likely as anyone to be the next big player in 5G networks.

Samsung's Note10+ 5G Launches on Verizon
News Analysis | 8/8/2019

Verizon will be the sole US provider for Samsung's Note10+ 5G device, but not for long. AT&T and T-Mobile expect to launch their versions of the same 5G handset by year's end.

VMware Looks to Startup Acquisitions for Telco Cloudification
Wagner’s Ring | 8/8/2019

VMware's been shopping this summer, buying three cloud and networking startups that will bolster its telco strategy.

Residential Broadband, Biz Services Drive Cable One Forward in Q2
News Analysis | 8/7/2019

Cable One lost another 30,277 video subs in Q2, a 9.4% drop. The cable op ended the period with a pay-TV penetration rate of just 14.5%

US Government Employees Get Green Light to Buy 5G Services & Gear
News Analysis | 8/7/2019

The US government's IT purchasing official said that the door is open for federal and state government agencies to begin purchasing 5G services and equipment.

Shentel to Get Bigger Using Mix of Fiber, Cable & LTE Fixed Wireless
News Analysis | 8/7/2019

Regional operator Shentel says it plans to expand Internet access in part using LTE fixed wireless technology.

Locast Needs More Than Luck to Beat the Broadcasters
The Bauminator | 8/7/2019

Connections to AT&T and Dish harm Locast's position as a non-profit, do-gooder and add fuel to the arguments being set against Locast by the Big 4 US broadcasters.

Disney preps a super streaming bundle
News Analysis | 8/7/2019

Entertainment giant will market combo of Disney+, ESPN+ and Hulu's ad-supported SVoD service for $12.99 per month, about $5 less than the à la carte cost.

Verizon Promises Cheaper 5G Phones, 'Tailored' 5G Service Plans
News Analysis | 8/7/2019

Verizon's Ronan Dunne offered a few more hints about how Verizon will move forward in 5G in terms of pricing, phones and coverage.

After Towers Sale, RJio Looks to Fiber Spinoff
News Analysis | 8/7/2019

India's youngest service provider is turning itself into a more asset-light company.

Bell Canada's Ely: Market Demands Scalable, Co-Managed SD-WAN
Kelsey's Grammar | 8/7/2019

As 5G takes off, service providers must plan ahead for its impact on SD-WAN. In addition, Ely says growing demand for 'co-managed' SD-WAN services creates challenges around scalability.

South Korean 5G: Desperately Seeking Profits
News Analysis | 8/7/2019

While the industry raves about 5G take-up in South Korea, investors are still wondering why they should give a damn.

After Dominating Broadband, HKBN Takes On Enterprise
News Analysis | 8/7/2019

The Hong Kong operator is taking aim at rival HKT as it looks to shake up the enterprise sector.

Eurobites: Brits Head Online for TV Fix
News Analysis | 8/7/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Magyar Telekom names new CTIO; Turkcell hits more than 2 Gbit/s in 5G speed test; Ericsson reaches 24 live 5G networks; mobile money in South Sudan.

Altice USA Adds Smart Speaker to Home Lineup
News Analysis | 8/7/2019

Operator to sell Devialet-made 'Altice Amplify' device to Optimum and Suddenlink customers at a discount and lease it to Altice One users for $10 per month.

Things Are Getting Desperate in the 5G Small Cell Sector
News Analysis | 8/7/2019

Pushed by federal and state legislation designed to speed up the small cell approval process, some cities are gearing up for an application explosion. And vendors are pushing things along with lawsuits.

Wireless Industry in Q2 in 9 Charts
News Analysis | 8/7/2019

As the Q2 reporting season comes to a close, it's time to look at how Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon and AT&T stack up against each other.

How Airtel Sri Lanka Revamped Its BSS
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 8/7/2019

For any operator, revamping an entire business support system (BSS) architecture in just six months and cutting IT opex by 80% as a result is a notable achievement.

AT&T Brings 5G to Businesses in Downtown Manhattan
News Analysis | 8/6/2019

NYC gets AT&T business 5G in downtown Manhattan. The carrier won't have 5G for consumers until next year.

Houston, We Have a Problem: Satellite Alliance Fractures Over 5G Spectrum Sale Profits
News Analysis | 8/6/2019

There appears to be dissension in the ranks of satellite companies hoping to cash in on the sale of 5G spectrum.

Comcast Expands Reach of 'Internet Essentials,' 15-Meg Remains Service's Sweet Spot
News Analysis | 8/6/2019

By including people with disabilities and seniors, Comcast says 3 million more homes are eligible for Internet service, subsidized PCs and digital literacy training targeted to low-income Americans.

Google uses wireless to expand fiber in Austin
News Analysis | 8/6/2019

Google plans to use both fiber and wireless technologies to deliver Internet services in Austin, a first for the company.

Cable MVNOs Are Beginning to Hurt U.S. Cellular
News Analysis | 8/6/2019

U.S. Cellular acknowledged that cable MVNOs from the likes of Comcast and Charter are now beginning to affect the company's mobile business.

CableLabs looks outward with '4Front' event
News Analysis | 8/6/2019

Organization hopes to draw 1,500 for 4Front, a cross-industry event set for June 23-24, 2020, in Denver that will span areas such as gaming, broadband, healthcare, AI, automotive and security.

Ericsson, Nokia at front of queue for Orange 5G contracts
News Analysis | 8/6/2019

The Nordic vendors built the French incumbent's domestic mobile network and that means they are likely to become its 5G suppliers too.

Chinese Fight Losing Battle With Fake Basestations
News Analysis | 8/6/2019

The curiously Chinese phenomenon of fake basestations is a long-running problem for the country's authorities.

We're Still Not Sure How Verizon Is Going to Provide Nationwide 5G
Jonestown | 8/6/2019

Verizon has led the way with early high-band, millimeter-wave 5G, but the carrier faces lots of questions about how it can deploy 5G on low- or mid-band frequencies nationwide next year.

SES Takes ONAP to the Final Frontier
News Analysis | 8/6/2019

SES Networks is using Amdocs to implement the Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) on Microsoft Azure, to allow its telco customers to seamlessly extend to SES's satellite service.

Eurobites: Vivendi may sell 10% stake in Universal Music to Tencent
News Analysis | 8/6/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Arqiva plotting break-up and sale; Ericsson, Elisa test private cellular; Italy's 5-star 5G hotel; Detecon gets new boss; Accenture snaps up Northstream.

CommScope Carves Migration Path to Remote PHY
News Analysis | 8/5/2019

CommScope says new remote PHY modules can be snapped into most of its deployed base of fiber nodes and allow for targeted rollouts in areas where cable operators need to add capacity.

BoJo's UK Broadband Plan Looks Barmy, but Don't Write It Off
News Analysis | 8/5/2019

The UK's new prime minister may be chasing perfection in the hope of catching excellence, but the country's operators are demanding action on numerous fronts.

Traditional Pay-TV Less Meaningful but Video Still Relevant, WOW CEO Says
News Analysis | 8/5/2019

'We absolutely do lead with broadband. That is our key product,' Teresa Elder says on WOW's Q2 call.

BICS Is Building a Global IoT Business
News Analysis | 8/5/2019

The international carrier division of Belgium's Proximus is using its roaming network to develop an IoT business.

For Arista, Service Providers Are #5
Wagner’s Ring | 8/5/2019

Service providers rank in fifth place for vertical markets served by the switch powerhouse. Number one? The hypercloud guys.

Eurobites: Telia CEO Dennelind to Quit in 2020
News Analysis | 8/5/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ooredoo Algeria gets new boss; Safaricom embarks on fiber expansion; Telecom Italia hiring and firing.

TM Forum on Telecom's AI Trends
LRTV Interviews | 8/5/2019

Aaron Boasman-Patel, the TM Forum's VP of AI, Customer Experience and Data, talks about the real-world uses of AI in the telecom sector.

Sprint Touts 5G Coverage as Merger Pressure Mounts
News Analysis | 8/2/2019

Sprint says it will cover 11 million people with 5G soon. Meanwhile, Texas joins the list of states opposing Sprint's merger with T-Mobile. The states' lawsuit blocking the merger has been postponed until December.

Verizon sneaks $10/month 5G fee into new unlimited plans
DanoVision | 8/2/2019

Verizon is taking a page out of Gillette's playbook by announcing five (5!!!) different unlimited plans. And as for 5G, it's definitely going to cost you extra – at some point.

Former Dish Wireless Exec to Take R&D Helm at CableLabs
News Analysis | 8/2/2019

Mariam Sorond was most recently chief wireless architect and VP of technology development at Dish.

Charter Sets Employee Tests for 'Spectrum Connectivity Platform'
News Analysis | 8/2/2019

Software for broadband devices, believed to support OpenWRT, designed to help customers manage and optimize in-home WiFi, tweak router settings and pause Internet connectivity.

Power Brokers: Utilities Explore Their Role in 4G & 5G
News Analysis | 8/2/2019

Utility companies like Duke and Xcel are already major players in the telecom market. Now they're looking at how they might participate in 4G and 5G.

CK Hutchison Joins the Mobile Towers Party
News Analysis | 8/2/2019

Hong Kong firm restructures by setting up a new tower business and lumping its telecom subsidiaries into a single unit.

WiCipedia: Smile to Get Ahead, Coding Ninjas & 'Women in Tech' Need a New Moniker
WiCipedia | 8/2/2019

This week in our WiC roundup: You better smile if you want to work in tech; job descriptions need an overhaul; is being called a 'woman in tech' offensive?; and more.

BT Decline Continues Despite 5G, Fiber Push
News Analysis | 8/2/2019

UK operator's latest trading update came as a further disappointment to investors, sending its share price down on the London Stock Exchange Friday morning.

Eurobites: Telecom Italia Shrinks Again
News Analysis | 8/2/2019

Also in today's regional roundup: German broadband operators on the block; Android to get extra search tool options in EU; Brits lag on IoT; and more.

A10 Networks Is in Trouble: Company for Sale, CEO Leaving
News Analysis | 8/1/2019

A10 Networks, which is struggling to develop a 5G, network security and analytics strategy, is now up for sale. And the founder and CEO is on his way out.

Set TV Is Now Really, Really Dead
The Bauminator | 8/1/2019

California court hits alleged OTT-TV pirate with $7.6 million fine and permanent injunction on the service and the operation and distribution of a device used to stream hundreds of TV channels for just $20/month.

For Equinix, Interconnect Outpaces Colo
News Analysis | 8/1/2019

Equinix racked up its 66th consecutive quarter of revenue growth, and saw its interconnect business grow significantly faster than colo.

Casa Sees Cable Spending Perk Up in Q2
News Analysis | 8/1/2019

After a rough and tumble Q1, cable operators opened the spending spigots on network capacity a bit in Q2 even as many continue to explore and develop their next-gen access network strategies.

5G Customers Use More Data Than 4G Customers
News Analysis | 8/1/2019

What effect might 5G services have on networks? Data out of South Korea certainly indicates that 5G customers, at least initially, will use more data than 4G customers.

Bell Canada Chows Down on High-Fiber Diet
News Analysis | 8/1/2019

Canada's biggest telecom reports robust broadband but slower IPTV subscriber gains as it continues its nationwide rollout of fiber lines.

Verizon CEO Proclaims Company on 'Good Path' With 5G Spectrum
News Analysis | 8/1/2019

Analysts on Q2 call worry about Verizon's millimeter wave-based 5G plan as competitors promise low-band nationwide 5G in 2020.

Verizon Fios Sheds 52K Video Subs, Tacks On 34K Broadband Subs
News Analysis | 8/1/2019

Meanwhile, 'win-share is really good' in handful of markets offering a proprietary version of Verizon's millimeter wave-powered 5G Home broadband service.

Vietnam Puts 5G on Fast Track
News Analysis | 8/1/2019

Vietnam wants to be among the front ranks of operators bringing 5G technology to market and plans to rely on some local designs in preference to international suppliers.

Juniper Debuts Security That Won't Slow You Down
News Analysis | 8/1/2019

Juniper is integrating security into its high-performance MX routers and cSRX containerized firewall, to fit 5G and edge applications.

Gloom persists for Europe's long-suffering telco investors
News Analysis | 8/1/2019

Shares in Europe's 'big six' telcos have fallen sharply in the last few years and 5G holds out little hope for sales growth.

Big Blue Turns Red for Multicloud
Wagner’s Ring | 8/1/2019

IBM reveals details of how it's using Red Hat software as the foundation for its multicloud strategy, following its $34 billion Red Hat acquisition.

TiVo 'On Track' to Split Its Product & Licensing Businesses
News Analysis | 8/1/2019

Work underway to reorganize and streamline its product unit as TiVo prepares to separate itself by the second half of 2020.

Eurobites: Altice Full of Joie de Vivre After French 'Turnaround'
News Analysis | 8/1/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Three UK takes earnings hit; Veon battered by currency headwinds; Vodafone bags Liberty assets.

Qualcomm Hangs Hope on 5G in 2020 as Sales Weaken in Q3
News Analysis | 8/1/2019

Qualcomm is expecting 2020 to be a year of 5G, as its sales falter in fiscal Q3 2019.

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