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AT&T Pegs 2019 Capex Guidance in $23B Range, Despite 5G Push
News Analysis  | 
11/30/2018  |  Post a comment
Think 5G is going to blow out 2019 capex? Uh-uh, says AT&T.
Broadband Incumbents Should Be 'a Little Bit Nervous' About Starry – Analyst
News Analysis  | 
11/30/2018  |  5 comments
Starry's millimeter wave-powered fixed wireless technology and biz economics 'appear to be working' as startup prepares to enter several more markets.
Cloud Dynamics Underpin MYCOM OSI's Acquisition
Shades of Ray  | 
11/30/2018  |  1 comment
Why would a private equity company buy a telecom network assurance and optimization company? Because the cloud is where the money is.
Eurobites: Altice Sells Off SFR Fiber Assets for $2.3B
News Analysis  | 
11/30/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica outlines transformation plan; Italy's League party supports state-backed broadband network; Germany scrutinizes Amazon.
WiCipedia: 'Trusting One's Dopeness' & the Happiest Women in Tech
WiCipedia  | 
11/30/2018  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: Fidelity re-evaluates its gender breakdown; women in India are happiest in tech roles; Apple starts new training program for women in tech; and more.
Cisco: We'll Partner With Service Providers on Collaboration
LRTV Interviews  | 
11/30/2018  |  Post a comment
The energetic Amy Chang, head of collaboration technology at Cisco, talks with a less energetic Mitch Wagner of Light Reading about the vendor's strategy to partner with service providers to take the stress out of videoconferencing.
Europe's Telcos Fret as Walls Close In On Huawei
Morris Lore  | 
11/30/2018  |  Post a comment
The tightening of restrictions on China's biggest network equipment maker could deal a major blow to its European customers.
AT&T Bets Big on OTT to 'Bend the Cost Curve' of TV & Video
News Analysis  | 
11/30/2018  |  1 comment
Also sets plan to launch a three-tiered SVoD product in Q4 2019.
AT&T: 5G by End of Year, but No Commercial Launch Date Yet
News Analysis  | 
11/29/2018  |  4 comments
5G has the 'most potential of any network and any technology that I've seen,' comments John Donovan, CEO of AT&T's Communications unit.
Bell Canada Makes 5G Progress
LRTV Interviews  | 
11/29/2018  |  Post a comment
In a wide-ranging interview, Jeremy Wubs, Bell Canada SVP of marketing, talks about how Canada's biggest telco deploys next-generation business services, including 5G, software-defined networking and NFV.
So What Is a Telco These Days?
Shades of Ray  | 
11/29/2018  |  2 comments
Should a telco be a bank? Should they own media companies?
T-Mobile Launches Mobile Banking Service in the US
News Analysis  | 
11/29/2018  |  1 comment
T-Mobile becomes first major mobile operator to offer a mobile banking service in the US.
Will Plume's Open Source Plan Pay Off?
News Analysis  | 
11/29/2018  |  3 comments
Comcast, Liberty Global, Bell Canada, Samsung and Sagemcom are on board with 'OpenSync,' as Plume seeks much more buy-in for its smart home software initiative.
FCC 5G Auction Is at $336.3M Thursday Morning
News Analysis  | 
11/29/2018  |  Post a comment
The 5G auction adds nearly $20 million in bids on Thursday morning.
ZTE's Future at Stake as Venezuela Deal Attracts US Scrutiny
News Analysis  | 
11/29/2018  |  Post a comment
Embattled Chinese equipment vendor is staring at trouble after US senators called for an investigation into possible sanctions breaches in Venezuela.
Eurobites: US Leans on Germany, UK to Give Huawei the Heave-Ho
News Analysis  | 
11/29/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson extends connected car deal with Volvo; ASN boosts oceanic research; Nokia's Gfast first Down Under.
Vertical Systems: SD-WAN Not Profitable Yet
LRTV Interviews  | 
11/29/2018  |  Post a comment
In this video interview, Vertical Systems' Erin Dunne dissects the emerging SD-WAN market and explains why service providers aren't making much money from it yet.
Qualcomm's $100M Plan to Seed AI in Devices
News Analysis  | 
11/29/2018  |  Post a comment
Chip giant's plans to support AI startups could help it to flog more expensive processors, but it faces a big challenge from China's Huawei.
Update – FCC 5G Auction Tops $316M Late Wednesday Evening
News Analysis  | 
11/28/2018  |  Post a comment
The FCC 28GHz 5G auction is over $316M as of Wednesday evening.
Windstream Underscores Need for Reach
News Analysis  | 
11/28/2018  |  Post a comment
Adding more Southwest US 'on-ramps' to its Cloud Connect platform underscores importance of fiber reach.
Sprint Unveils Another 5G Device
News Analysis  | 
11/28/2018  |  Post a comment
The HTC MiFi device – like AT&T's mobile puck – will distribute 5G signals, via WiFi, to other non-5G devices.
AWS Launches 'Outposts' On-Prem Cloud Hardware, With VMware Help
News Analysis  | 
11/28/2018  |  Post a comment
Outposts lets users run native AWS software, or VMWare Cloud on AWS, on AWS-built on-premises hardware.
IoT Boom Won't Pay Off for Mobile Operators
Morris Lore  | 
11/28/2018  |  3 comments
Ericsson's latest mobility report is a wake-up call for anyone who thinks cellular IoT connectivity will fuel sales growth for telcos.
Closing the Cybersecurity Talent Gap
Column  | 
11/28/2018  |  Post a comment
The security industry has an incredible opportunity to move forward and close the talent gap by thinking outside of the norm and taking a chance on technology-savvy women with translatable skills.
Operators Using PoCs to Drive APIs to Market Faster
LRTV Interviews  | 
11/28/2018  |  Post a comment
Real-world experience using live networks in MEF proofs-of-concept is allowing operator members to shape technical specs faster.
Eurobites: Wind Tre Socked by Iliad's Entry Into Italy
News Analysis  | 
11/28/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: TIM makes 5G connection; ADVA targets the network edge; Nokia boosts in-home WiFi, Ofcom tackles UK directory enquiries scam.

Spectrum Enterprise: Virtualized Services Virtually Here
LRTV Interviews  | 
11/28/2018  |  Post a comment
In this video interview, Charter Spectrum Enterprise's Gunnar Peters talks about the MSO's efforts to build an SDN/NFV framework for delivering virtualized services to commercial customers.
New Zealand Blocks Huawei From 5G Deal With Spark
News Analysis  | 
11/28/2018  |  Post a comment
New Zealand appears to join the US and Australia in excluding Huawei from parts of its telecom sector.
Smart Cities Are a Truly Different Kind of Telco Business
The Philter  | 
11/28/2018  |  2 comments
Smart cities could be a telco dream come true but for a long-term payoff, they'll need to keep investing in the space and be careful not to overreach.
Vodafone Idea Awards $1.3B 4G Contracts – Reports
News Analysis  | 
11/28/2018  |  Post a comment
Chinese vendors have advanced in India at the expense of their European rivals.
Exclusive: Early 5G Network Gear Won't 'Talk' to Device Chipsets
News Analysis  | 
11/28/2018  |  1 comment
Ericsson, Huawei and Nokia are under pressure to show their standards-based 5G basestations are on speaking terms with forthcoming devices... because currently they aren't.
AWS Takes Aim at Oracle & Microsoft – With Telco Assistance
News Analysis  | 
11/27/2018  |  Post a comment
AWS CEO Andy Jassy says enterprise are 'looking to flee' Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server – and the Philippines' Globe Telecom says they're one example of a company that moved off Oracle.
EC Signs Off Tele2, T-Mobile Merger in Netherlands
News Analysis  | 
11/27/2018  |  Post a comment
Tie-up secures 'unconditional' approval in a possible sign that regulators are giving up their opposition to merger activity.
Update: FCC 5G Bids up to $241.6M
News Analysis  | 
11/27/2018  |  Post a comment
UPDATED 5:35 PM – The 28GHz auction rolls on with bids at $241.6M on Tuesday afternoon.
Synamedia CEO Seeks New Video Service Tangents
CxO Spotlight  | 
11/27/2018  |  1 comment
In addition to helping pay-TV partners hit all screens, Synamedia is fleshing out its portfolio with cross-app search and discovery offerings and services that help distributors, OTT players and content owners crack down on video piracy and password sharing.
Cisco: Connected Home Will Be Key Driver of IoT by 2022
News Analysis  | 
11/27/2018  |  Post a comment
Connected home applications, such as home automation, home security and video surveillance, connected white goods, and tracking applications, will represent 48% of the total M2M connections by 2022, Cisco says.
Altice USA Exec: We're a 'Challenger Brand'
LRTV Interviews  | 
11/27/2018  |  Post a comment
Co-President and COO Hakim Boubazine says Altice USA's view as a 'challenger brand' extends to the company's technology strategy and how the operator will evolve the cable network, the advanced services it will deliver over that network, and with respect to its partnerships, including its MVNO deal with Sprint.
Terabyte Households Surge as Video Eats the Internet
The Bauminator  | 
11/27/2018  |  3 comments
Broadband homes that consume 1 Terabyte-plus of data per month more than doubled, Cisco data shows. Will ISPs raise their data ceilings?
Eurobites: Europe Will Remain a 5G Laggard, Says Ericsson Report
News Analysis  | 
11/27/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup, German spectrum auction process kicks off; BT lands UK police IT gig; has Deutsche Telekom's Dutch passed the EU's antitrust test?
Cisco: Get Ready for the Multi-Zettabyte Internet
News Analysis  | 
11/27/2018  |  Post a comment
Cisco's annual state-of-the-Internet report – a.k.a. the Cisco Visual Networking Index – projects 4.8 zettabytes of annual traffic by 2022, as networks are transformed by edge computing, IoT and the growing popularity of OTT-delivered video.
Verizon's Hakl on 5G Rollout & Company Reorganization
LRTV Interviews  | 
11/27/2018  |  1 comment
Verizon's Shawn Hakl, SVP of Business Products, talks with Light Reading's Mitch Wagner about the telco's 5G rollout and its recent, sweeping reorganization to focus on customer segments.
AWS Debuts Networking Services – Should Telcos Be Scared?
News Analysis  | 
11/27/2018  |  2 comments
Amazon Web Services launches Global Accelerator and other networking services. Is AWS going into competition with telcos?
Web-Scale Companies Pioneer Open Line Systems, but Will Network Operators Follow?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
11/26/2018  |  Post a comment
The optical line system is undergoing a revolution. Web-scale providers are bringing the concept of disaggregation to optical networking in the form of the open line system (OLS). But are operators buying it?
FCC Ups Auctions for 5G to 4 Rounds Daily, Bids at $164.3M
News Analysis  | 
11/26/2018  |  Post a comment
The FCC ups the tempo on the first millimeter wave 5G auction.
Sale of Arris Set-Top Box Biz 'On the Table' for CommScope – Analyst
News Analysis  | 
11/26/2018  |  Post a comment
CommScope could get $500 million for that unit 'in a distressed sale to a financial buyer,' Jefferies analyst George Notter suggests.
Architect Digital-Ready Infrastructures Using SDN & NFV
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase  | 
11/26/2018  |  Post a comment
Re-architect your IT infrastructure, using software-defined interconnection to innovate and transform your business. An Interconnection Oriented Architecture approach to IT empowers businesses to react in real time at the digital edge, adapt quickly to change and leverage digital ecosystems to create new business value and growth.
Cox Business: Riding the Next Wave of Growth
LRTV Interviews  | 
11/26/2018  |  Post a comment
Brian Rose of Cox Business sheds some light on new areas that the division is eyeing as it looks to expand its services arsenal and further differentiate its position in the market.
MEF CTO Sees Key Role in Automation
LRTV Interviews  | 
11/26/2018  |  Post a comment
Pascal Menezes says defining key APIs between carriers and setting SD-WAN standards is MEF's way of helping drive automation and digital transformation process.
Bill Shock: Orange, China Telecom Fret About 5G Energy Costs
News Analysis  | 
11/26/2018  |  Post a comment
Leading telcos are worried about the power inefficiency of forthcoming 5G networks and the impact this could have on profit margins.
Eurobites: Telefónica Rolls Out Network-Based Cybersecurity Service
News Analysis  | 
11/26/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Openreach extends UK Gfast reach; Deutsche Telekom signs SmartConnect deal with iPass; Telecom Egypt hits 200G with Nokia; Phones 4u aftershocks continue.
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