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Verizon Doubles Down on AR/VR With Jaunt Acquisition
News Analysis | 9/30/2019

Verizon purchased some of the assets of AR company Jaunt, a move that further reinforces Verizon's interest in AR and VR content and technology.

Amazon: From the Sensor to the Sidewalk
Jonestown | 9/30/2019

Amazon readies its low-power protocol Sidewalk for long-term IoT and smart home projects.

DOCSIS 4.0 Ends Cable Network Feud
News Analysis | 9/30/2019

DOCSIS 4.0 unifies previously feuding Full Duplex DOCSIS and Extended Spectrum DOCSIS proposals for boosting network bandwidth.

When Will Cable Need 10G?
News Analysis | 9/30/2019

No one knows exactly for sure, but one top industry network engineer believes cable operators will need access network capacities of 'at least' 10 Gbit/s by 2035.

Edge Cloud Deployments – Operator Proof Points
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 9/30/2019

There's early evidence that network operators are getting to grips with the opportunities associated with 5G edge cloud architectures.

Why AT&T's Latest Open Source Contribution Matters
News Analysis | 9/30/2019

AT&T has shared its distributed router specifications with the Open Compute Project and a leading disruptive data networking startup is flagging its support for the model.

Fiber Cheaper Than 5G for Broadband – XL Axiata
News Analysis | 9/30/2019

The Indonesian operator is making a counter-intuitive move with its deployment of broadband services in a mainly rural market.

Eurobites: Nokia Touts Its Terabit in UAE
News Analysis | 9/30/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UK government promises £5 billion for broadband and mobile rollout in the sticks; private equity firms vying for Vivacom; Telefónica agrees deal with Spanish labor unions.

Harmonic's 'CableOS' Adds More Fiber to Its Diet
News Analysis | 9/30/2019

Vendor extends capabilities of its access network virtualization platform as some MSOs deploy fiber-to-the-premises in targeted and greenfield scenarios.

Dutch Ditch Dominique: KPN Gives Leroy the Kiss-Off
News Analysis | 9/30/2019

'We wish her all the best,' says operator, as it puts the kibosh on Leroy appointment.

Tower Visionary Marc Ganzi on 5G, Small Cells & Edge Computing
CxO Spotlight | 9/30/2019

Marc Ganzi is described as a 'leading visionary and entrepreneur' in his company's biography, and given his recent investments its easy to see why. Here's what he has to say about hot topics like 5G, build to relocate, small cells and edge computing.

Infinera: Making Optical Interesting Again
The Philter | 9/30/2019

The vendor's new XR Optics technology could cut carrier opex and capex in service providers' metro networks. But can the company get everyone else to buy into coherent optical sub-carrier aggregation?

The Eye-Watering Cost of Multivendor Networks
News Analysis | 9/30/2019

Operators face tricky decisions as they try to get virtualized networks off the ground.

Locast: Broadcaster-Led Lawsuit 'Objectively Baseless' & 'an Unlawful Sham'
News Analysis | 9/27/2019

Locast, which has filed counterclaims, asserts RCN pulled back a $750,000 donation commitment 'as a result of intimidation from the broadcasters.'

Tower Firms Feeling Sting of T-Mobile's 5G Network Spending Slowdown – Report
News Analysis | 9/27/2019

Wall Street research firm Wells Fargo reported that T-Mobile's slowdown in spending on its network could impact major tower companies like SBA Communications and Crown Castle.

Wealth of Job Opportunities for Women in 5G Era Is 'Mind Boggling'
Kelsey's Grammar | 9/27/2019

During a Women in Comms breakfast workshop, panelists shifted focus from the hype around connected cars and drones to debating how 5G could impact job opportunities for women in comms and tech.

With ZTE Equipment, Pine Belt's 4G Upgrades Hit 'Complete Standstill'
News Analysis | 9/27/2019

Pine Belt, a tiny wireless network operator in rural Alabama, is considering getting out of the business entirely amid US concerns over the security of its ZTE-supplied LTE network.

Orange's John Isch: Crowded SD-WAN Market Challenges Telcos
News Analysis | 9/27/2019

Big vendors' acquisition of SD-WAN specialists mean service provider and vendor interests are often at odds, says Orange Business Services' John Isch.

5G Transport & the Edge: From Scarcity to Standalone
News Analysis | 9/27/2019

Light Reading's 5G Transport & the Edge event on October 10 in New York City will examine crucial aspects of constructing a 5G-capable network.

China Tower Moves Into Surveillance Business
News Analysis | 9/27/2019

Facing none of the privacy constraints that affect Western firms, China's towers company is diversifying into surveillance.

Looking Back: Comcast's Breakthrough X1 Video Service Turns 10
News Analysis | 9/27/2019

Whispers about Comcast's next-video platform began to spread a decade ago at Cable-Tec Expo in Denver. Here's a look back at its journey from a secretive project originally called 'Excalibur' to a widely deployed product under the X1 banner.

Eurobites: Telecom Italia Chairman Steps Down Following Pressure From Vivendi
News Analysis | 9/27/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Norway the latest to ignore US advice on Huawei; Telenor and Ericsson run 5G pilot in Elverum; CityFibre starts digging in Northampton.

Cable Access Revenues Plummet 40% in Q2 – Dell'Oro
News Analysis | 9/27/2019

Decline driven by excess capacity, particularly in the downstream, amplified by recent indecision about the path forward on the cable access network, analyst says.

Verizon CEO Hints Private 5G With Edge Computing Is Coming – Real Soon
News Analysis | 9/27/2019

Verizon's CEO said company campuses and manufacturing facilities should be among the first to deploy private 5G networks with edge computing capabilities.

Indian Telcos Want 5G Auction Postponed
News Analysis | 9/27/2019

India's debt-burdened operators are lobbying hard against plans for a 5G auction before the end of the year.

Verizon Brings 5G to Parts of NYC
News Analysis | 9/26/2019

The mobile carrier also launches 5G in Boise City, Idaho, and Panama City, Fla.

Shout It Out Loud: 'NEXTGEN TV' Is ATSC 3.0's Go-To-Market Brand
The Bauminator | 9/26/2019

New name and logo will adorn devices that conform to an emerging next-gen broadcast TV signaling standard designed to support 4K interactivity and aimed for widespread deployment in 2020.

Dan Whalen, Arris's Former Top Network Exec, Heads to Adtran
News Analysis | 9/26/2019

Hiring Whalen as chief product officer is another indicator that Adtran is accelerating its cable industry strategy as MSOs mull their next-gen access network moves.

Save Us 40% or Don't Bother, Hrvatski Telekom Tells NFV Vendors
News Analysis | 9/26/2019

The Croatian telecom incumbent has some tough messages for vendors developing virtualized network functions.

Ericsson Expects $1B US Fine for Corruption, Warns Non-US Investigations May Follow
News Analysis | 9/26/2019

The Swedish vendor could suffer reputational damage in connection with a global corruption scandal.

Huawei's 5G Licensing Offer Is Pitched at US Companies, Says Founder
News Analysis | 9/26/2019

The Chinese vendor would prefer a US company to buy its technology, says Ren Zhengfei, but has so far not had a US response.

SCTE-ISBE's Mark Dzuban: '10G' Set to Be the Star of Cable-Tec Expo
CxO Spotlight | 9/26/2019

CEO of cable's engineering and standards-setting organization says 10G will be 'foundational' to the industry's future and a major focus as Cable-Tec Expo has its Swan Song in The Big Easy.

WiFi 6 Is Here. Should Mobile Operators Worry?
News Analysis | 9/26/2019

A new, more powerful version of the WiFi standard is now available. How might this new technology impact mobile network operators heading toward a 5G future?

Eurobites: London Lags Other UK Cities in Mobile Network Quality
News Analysis | 9/26/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Sunrise gets antitrust approval for UPC deal; France may get tough on tech titans; Ofcom tackles broadband pricing shenanigans.

Amazon Intros 'Sidewalk' Protocol for Low-Power IoT Networks
News Analysis | 9/26/2019

Amazon is building a wireless dog tracker as a reference implementation of the protocol.

FCC Preps for What Could Be Biggest Spectrum Auction Ever
News Analysis | 9/25/2019

The Commission appears close to laying out the ground rules for a possibly record-breaking auction of C-Band spectrum for 5G that could generate as much as $50 billion in gross bids and surpass the AWS-3 auction of 2015.

MediaTek Readies 5G SoC for 2020
News Analysis | 9/25/2019

The 5G chip market is going to get more crowded in the first half of 2020.

US Takes Another Step Toward Ripping Huawei Equipment Out of Country
News Analysis | 9/25/2019

Legislation in the House is now joining a similar push in the Senate to pay US operators to rip Huawei equipment out of their networks.

CalAmp Rides on Sprint's Curiosity IoT Platform
News Analysis | 9/25/2019

Sprint signs long-term IoT partnership with telematics pioneer CalAmp.

GSMA Seeks Way to Boost RAN Vendor Options
News Analysis | 9/25/2019

The industry body is concerned at the small number of radio access network (RAN) system vendors and is looking at ways to address that scarcity, says executive.

As 3G Shutdown Looms, AT&T's Cricket Will Require VoLTE Phones
News Analysis | 9/25/2019

AT&T's Cricket Wireless prepaid brand is soon going to prevent customers from activating older phones that don't support VoLTE technology. The move is part of AT&T's efforts to shut down its 3G network.

Orange Spain Demands 5G Progress Ahead of 2020 Launch
News Analysis | 9/25/2019

The Spanish mobile operator says there are plenty of solid reasons for not joining Vodafone in this year's 5G market.

T-Mobile Relies on LTE for 5G Launch
DanoVision | 9/25/2019

New tests of T-Mobile's 5G network in New York City raise plenty of questions about how exactly it works. However, the operator is pushing aside those questions and instead is embarking on a 5G advertising campaign against Verizon.

Network Rising: DriveNets Adapts Hyperscaler Approach to Revolutionize Networking
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase | 9/25/2019

DriveNets is a fast-growing software company that is revolutionizing communications service provider (CSP) networks.

Eurobites: Deutsche Telekom Reaches Out to 'Smart Factory' Partners
News Analysis | 9/25/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: X marks the 5G spot for Nokia; Ofcom probes EE outage; Austrians are thrilled by WhatsApp.

SD-WAN Shines in a Dark Enterprise Market
News Analysis | 9/25/2019

As the enterprise market stagnates for telcos, SD-WAN promises revenue growth.

Telecom Italia Halves Software Costs in vRAN Trials
News Analysis | 9/25/2019

The Italian incumbent has seen encouraging results from its initial trials of vRAN technology, but a commercial deployment seems unlikely to happen fast.

China's Boffins Set Out Their 6G Vision
News Analysis | 9/25/2019

The 5G standard is only just appearing in commercial networks, but Chinese researchers are already thinking hard about what comes next.

AT&T's Stankey: No Plans to Sell DirecTV
News Analysis | 9/24/2019

AT&T exec tells the Wall Street Journal that the unit is critical to the company's streaming and advanced advertising future.

T-Mobile to Test Microsoft's 'Project xCloud' Game Streaming on Mobile in US
News Analysis | 9/24/2019

Microsoft is opening its Project xCloud game streaming service to commercial testing, and T-Mobile has signed on as a supporting mobile network partner. But it's unclear whether telecom networks are ready for video game streams.

Orange Issues Plea for Help With O-RAN Integration
News Analysis | 9/24/2019

The test process and integration efforts associated with Open RAN deployments are overwhelming, so the industry needs to engage in collaborative, joint test schemes that cut out duplicated effort, says Orange exec. The good news is, China Mobile's on the case…

Apple's First 5G iPhone Will Be a Hot Seller – Analyst Report
News Analysis | 9/24/2019

The analysts at Wall Street research firm Jefferies predict that Apple will sell 208 million 5G iPhones during fiscal 2021, not the 190 million that others have predicted.

After Pan-Net Blunders, DT Embarks on Journey to 5G Core
News Analysis | 9/24/2019

The German operator must be careful to avoid making a mess as it builds a 5G core network based heavily on microservices and open source technology.

CommScope Plots Progress With Low-Latency, Extended Spectrum DOCSIS
News Analysis | 9/24/2019

Vendor to demo its latest next-gen cable network and DOCSIS wares, including a new distributed access architecture aggregator, at next week's Cable-Tec Expo in New Orleans.

Podcast: 5G, Edge Computing Give SDN & NFV New Focus
The Philter | 9/24/2019

As the editors recap Light Reading's event series on network functions virtualization (NFV) and software-defined networking (SDN), technologies like 5G and edge computing arrive just in time to hurry the industry along its path to more modern networks and add plenty of drama.

How to Shrink the Bill for Your Chinese Takeout
News Analysis | 9/24/2019

Service providers forced or keen to replace Huawei in their 5G networks might now have several options for reducing the cost.

Comcast Restores Remote DVR Recording Function After TiVo Patents Expire
News Analysis | 9/24/2019

TiVo counters expiration of two patents have 'no impact' on the company's licensing deals and reinstatement of feature is 'implicit admission' of value of TiVo's tech.

Aryaka Learns to Love SD-WAN Over the Public Internet
News Analysis | 9/24/2019

Aryaka launches SD-WAN service over the public Internet for cases where 'best effort' is good enough for enterprise connectivity, complementing its existing global, private network that offers guaranteed SLAs.

Eurobites: ADVA Joins the Dots on Optical Transceivers
News Analysis | 9/24/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Cellcom Israel plans job cuts; Orange builds cloud for Chinese consumer goods company; CityFibre on target in Stirling.

Telefónica's Blanco Blackballs Single-Vendor 5G Core
News Analysis | 9/24/2019

The Spanish operator's top technology executive says the operator will definitely not be using a single vendor in its 5G core.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Automotive, Edge & Huawei Smartphones
LRTV Documentaries | 9/24/2019

Paul Myles, editor of TU-Automotive, joins the pod this week to talk connected cars, edge computing and de-Googled Huawei smartphones.

Another Cable Operator Gives Pay-TV the Heave-Ho
News Analysis | 9/24/2019

Massachusetts municipal cable operator Beld Internet said 'out-of-control' programming costs left it no choice but to dump its pay-TV service and direct broadband subs to OTT options.

China Telecom Plots New 5G-Cloud-AI Direction
News Analysis | 9/24/2019

The Chinese operator's strategy is based on a combination of several state-of-the-art technologies.

Airtel Plans NB-IoT Network in India
News Analysis | 9/24/2019

Airtel will follow rival Reliance Jio into the NB-IoT game.

Podcast: The NV & SDN Americas Recap
LRTV Documentaries | 9/24/2019

Light Reading editors Mitch Wagner, Kelsey Ziser and Phil Harvey gathered to empty their notebooks and recap the NV & SDN event at the Dallas Marriott Las Colinas.

Comcast Starts to Roll Free Speed Upgrades
News Analysis | 9/23/2019

Starting in its West division, Comcast has raised the downstream speeds on tiers that 85% of its customers in the region subscribe to.

Three Reasons Why T-Mobile Isn't Going to Sell the Galaxy Fold
News Analysis | 9/23/2019

AT&T and Best Buy will sell Samsung's first folding phone, so why is T-Mobile not following them into the Galaxy Fold fold?

LR Tackles 5G & the Cloud at Cable-Tec Expo
Breznick Unbound | 9/23/2019

In an industry first, Light Reading will stage two breakfast forums on hot tech topics at next week's Cable-Tec Expo in New Orleans, the first on cable network virtualization and the second on cable's role in 5G.

Migrating OSS/BSS to the Public Cloud
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 9/23/2019

As operational models evolve, telcos are turning to public cloud platforms to host their OSS and BSS systems, but there are still hurdles to overcome.

Locast to Viewers: Help!
The Bauminator | 9/23/2019

Under fire from US broadcasters, Locast is appealing for funds to help it mount a legal defense, a move that was attempted eight years ago by Ivi Inc., an OTT-TV company that was sued out of existence.

C-Spire Updates Its 4G, Readies for 5G
News Analysis | 9/23/2019

Regional carrier C-Spire updates 1,200-plus basestations in its network, ready for 5G and more.

Eurobites: Deutsche Telekom Appoints Professor of Blockchain
News Analysis | 9/23/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica forms content joint venture with Atresmedia; Nokia is on an emissions mission; Netflix isn't in pole position in Poland.

Operators May Move to Standalone 5G Faster Than Anticipated
News Analysis | 9/23/2019

Operators continue to test their initial 5G networks, and are finding a number of surprises that could hasten changes like a move from non-standalone 5G to standalone 5G.

ETSI's Reznik Updates on Edge Specs
LRTV Interviews | 9/23/2019

At the Edge Computing Congress in London, Alex Reznik, chair of the ETSI Multi-Access Edge Computing (MEC) Industry Specification Group (ISG), talks about how the group can help the telco edge market develop and the link to 5G.

Leveraging AI for Increased CSP Efficiency
LRTV Interviews | 9/22/2019

Jay Shah, chief AI officer at MyRepublic, explains how the service provider is leveraging AI to optimize its operations, control costs and manage churn.

TiVo Rolling Out Skippable Pre-Roll Ads for Retail DVRs
News Analysis | 9/20/2019

New ad inventory, to be inserted in front of DVR recordings, will be rolled out to eligible retail devices within 90 days, company says.

Telefónica Highlights Edge Vendor Shortcomings, Picks Holes in ETSI's Specs
News Analysis | 9/20/2019

The Spanish operator does not sound happy with the results of a request for information and says ETSI's edge group must improve its deliverables.

Comcast's Trojan Horse for Pay-TV
The Bauminator | 9/20/2019

Xfinity Flex, now offered for free to broadband-only subs, provides streaming apps and smart home capabilities – but it's also something else.

WiCipedia: WiC Hits the Road in Dallas & Apple Event Makes (Some) Diversity Headway
WiCipedia | 9/20/2019

This week in our WiC roundup: Board diversification demands go worldwide; Apple event makes some headway on diversity efforts; AnitaB.org moves the gender equality needle, and more.

Key Takeaways From the Edge Computing Congress
Shades of Ray | 9/20/2019

There was a lot to take away from the Edge Computing Congress in London this week – not least the encouraging signs associated with funding and deployments.

RJio Takes Baby Steps With Open Source for OSS/BSS
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 9/20/2019

Disruptive Indian operator is embracing open source as it evolves its back office strategy.

GSMA Warns Against Fragmentation of Digital Economy Rules
News Analysis | 9/20/2019

Telecom regulators are being forced to broaden their activities with the arrival of new digital technologies.

The Complexity of Edge Computing
LRTV Interviews | 9/20/2019

There are many tough questions for telcos looking to build out edge computing resources, including what they should deploy in terms of IT hardware from day one, notes Heavy Reading Analyst Simon Stanley.

Eurobites: Proximus Boss Reportedly Investigated for Insider Trading
News Analysis | 9/20/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Google to invest in Europe; Three pumps up the bandwidth; euNetworks adds fiber in Milan and Madrid.

DoD Begins Testing 5G With $52M Budget
News Analysis | 9/19/2019

The US Department of Defense recently hired a new 'technical director for 5G,' who will be responsible for installing 5G networks and applications in select US military bases.

O Canada: AT&T Touts 'Largest LTE-M Footprint in the World'
News Analysis | 9/19/2019

AT&T's claim based on LTE-M IoT roaming deal with three Canadian operators — Bell Canada, Rogers Communications and Telus.

Humans Will Kill You at the Edge
News Analysis | 9/19/2019

Make a mess of automation and telcos will destroy the business case for edge computing, says ETSI. But telcos desperately need standards to crystalize before they can move ahead.

5G Report Card for September: 1.4M Subscriptions, 129 Announced Devices
News Analysis | 9/19/2019

According to the Global mobile Suppliers Association, there were a total of 1.398 million 5G subscriptions globally at the end of Q2. That total is in part driven by a growing number of 5G phones: As of Sept. 10, the group counted 16 commercially available 5G phones.

Evaluating Democrats' Vow of 'Internet for All'
News Analysis | 9/19/2019

Most major Democratic contenders, including Senators Bernie Sanders and Amy Klobuchar, have issued 'Internet for All' promises, yet only a few have detailed plans. Would any of these recommendations actually work?

Verizon's Vestberg Sticks With mmWave for 5G
News Analysis | 9/19/2019

Verizon is the only US carrier sticking with a national, highband-only 5G plan heading into 2020, but CEO says the C-Band is 'interesting' to the carrier.

AT&T Exploring Sale or Spin-Off of DirecTV – Report
News Analysis | 9/19/2019

Despite potential regulatory hurdles, Dish viewed as a logical candidate to combine with the struggling satellite TV service provider.

5G: Game-Changer for Philippines Broadband?
News Analysis | 9/19/2019

Filipino operator Globe Telecom believes 5G could make a huge difference as a broadband technology in its home market.

Telcos Should Invest in Edge App Developers – Academic
LRTV Interviews | 9/19/2019

Creating an investment fund to fuel edge computing developments would be a good move for the telco community, argues Carnegie Mellon University's Professor Mahadev 'Satya' Satyanarayanan.

Eurobites: Is the UK Heading for a Big Copper Switch-Off?
News Analysis | 9/19/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom takes back control of enterprise telecom from T-Systems; ADVA lands Kuwaiti gig; TalkTalk cleans up its act; coffee gets connected.

Apple Gives Ultra Wideband a Spin
Jonestown | 9/19/2019

The iPhone 11 is carrying an ultra wideband (UWB) chip that has its supporters excited about new applications.

Tower Owner SBA Buys Data Center for Edge Computing Know-How
News Analysis | 9/18/2019

Following the lead of American Tower, SBA Communications has acquired a Chicago data center. CEO Jeffrey Stoops says the purchase will help SBA learn about edge computing.

AT&T Puts Intelligence in the Middle of the Edge
News Analysis | 9/18/2019

AT&T is focused on building virtualization and intelligence into the customer edge and network edge for 5G applications.

Cox Also Flexing Its Streaming Muscles
The Bauminator | 9/18/2019

Cable op has quietly launched the Contour Stream Player, Cox's twist on Comcast's Xfinity Flex video streaming product for broadband-only subs.

FUD Still Weighs on Telco Edge Computing
News Analysis | 9/18/2019

While some operators have embraced edge computing, it seems that fear, uncertainty and doubt still weigh heavy on the edge computing strategic thinking of many service providers.

Corning's Fiber Business Is Cratering, but What Does That Mean for 5G?
News Analysis | 9/18/2019

Corning has dramatically reduced its sales expectations for fiber this year as carriers reduce spending. Does that mean 5G (which needs fiber) is in trouble? Not necessarily.

Sprint Tears Up the Rulebook on the Edge
News Analysis | 9/18/2019

The US operator says it cannot approach the edge in the same way it has served the mainstream consumer market.

Many Operators Still Daunted by Edge Computing – Ovum
LRTV Interviews | 9/18/2019

Many network operators are still unsure about the role edge computing might play in their future strategies, says Julian Bright, senior analyst, Intelligent Networks at Ovum.

How Sprint's Edge Strategy Breaks With Tradition
LRTV Interviews | 9/18/2019

Sprint's edge strategy includes a progressive take (for a telco, at least) on opening up its platform for use by third parties, explains Light Reading's Iain Morris.

Of Patriots, Faith, Broadband & Huawei
DanoVision | 9/18/2019

A modern-day morality play is slowly developing around the US telecom providers that have been caught up in the hoopla surrounding China's Huawei.

Comcast Offers 'Xfinity Flex' for Free to Broadband-Only Subs
News Analysis | 9/18/2019

Video streaming platform features a video client, voice remote and integration with Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, Amazon Prime Video and, soon, an upgrade path to Comcast's full pay-TV service.

Huawei Positions Itself for Age of Big Computing
News Analysis | 9/18/2019

The Chinese vendor says it is ready to sate incredible demand for artificially intelligent computing with its line-up of processors.

Eurobites: Sky Targets New-Builds With Last-Mile Fiber Deal
News Analysis | 9/18/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange signs subsea deal; Telia falters in Latvia; Vodafone UK bucks the high street trend; Telefónica takes stake in alarms company.

Avaya Goes Global With IBM Cloud
News Analysis | 9/18/2019

Avaya is partnering with IBM for global expansion of its OneCloud ReadyNow cloud call center and unified-communications-as-a-service, beyond current availability in the US and central Europe.

Japan's NTT DoCoMo Goes for Gold With Multivendor 5G Plans
News Analysis | 9/18/2019

Japan's biggest operator will introduce 5G services based on O-RAN specifications in what it claims is a world first.

CenturyLink: Network Infrastructure Is the Real Final Frontier
News Analysis | 9/18/2019

NASA was trying to solve the same problems telcos now face when it launched the space shuttle Enterprise, 43 years ago Tuesday.

T-Mobile Execs Talk Merger & 5G
News Analysis | 9/17/2019

T-Mobile remains hopeful that Sprint deal get done this year, viewing the merger as a key pathway to 5G's promised land.

Charter Taps Stephanie Mitchko as CTO
News Analysis | 9/17/2019

Mitchko, a former Cadent exec and engineer who worked on Cablevision's pioneering remote-storage DVR service, succeeds the retired Jay Rolls.

NBCU Picks 'Peacock' as Brand for Premium Streaming Service
The Bauminator | 9/17/2019

The media giant has apparently passed on tacking on '+' to the end of the name of the OTT service that will launch next spring and feature more than 15,000 hours of content.

AT&T CEO: US Ahead in 5G
News Analysis | 9/17/2019

AT&T's Randall Stephenson talks up plans for nationwide 5G by mid-year 2020, claims US is still ahead in the 5G race.

HBO Max to Take Many Paths to the Consumer
News Analysis | 9/17/2019

WarnerMedia's new SVoD service will hold a key distribution advantage through AT&T's retail presence, pay-TV, broadband and mobility services.

Masergy's Watson: SD-WAN Is SDN's Killer App
News Analysis | 9/17/2019

Enterprises demand SD-WAN from telcos, and SD-WAN won't work without SDN, says Ray Watson, Masergy's innovation VP.

KDDI: 5G Is Good for Society
News Analysis | 9/17/2019

Japan's KDDI reveals details of its philanthropic intentions with 5G technology.

Made in China, by a Swedish Robot: Ericsson Gets Smart in Nanjing
News Analysis | 9/17/2019

The Swedish telecom equipment maker has been automating one of its Chinese factories as part of an ongoing efficiency drive and overhaul of its global supply chain.

Eurobites: Telia Teams Up With Datek for Smart Home Market
News Analysis | 9/17/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Belgacom unit under the EU microscope; German spooks can use iPhones; CityFibre appoints new chairman; Canal+ cozies up to Netflix.

AT&T Accused of Inflating DirecTV Now Numbers
News Analysis | 9/16/2019

AT&T calls the lawsuit claims 'baseless,' says it is prepared to fight it out in the courts.

More Than Just Code: Open Networking Early Adopters Share Lessons Learned
News Analysis | 9/16/2019

Deutsche Telekom, Telefónica and AT&T describe their experiences as open networking pioneers.

Verizon Eyes Intersection of Private Networks, CBRS, 5G & Edge Computing
News Analysis | 9/16/2019

As Verizon's initial 3.5GHz CBRS deployments get going, the operator is looking toward a future that would combine private networks, CBRS, 5G and edge computing.

Comcast Snares Set-Top App Specialist Metrological
News Analysis | 9/16/2019

Comcast pulls more engineering and software development expertise in-house for its X1 and Xfinity Flex video and smart home platforms.

Hungary Bars Digi From 5G Auction
News Analysis | 9/16/2019

Three operators will bid for spectrum in Hungary's upcoming 5G auction after broadband operator Digi had its application rejected without explanation.

5G Asia: Intel's Chan on Edge Opportunities
LRTV Interviews | 9/16/2019

At the 5G Asia event in Singapore, Intel's Caroline Chan talks to Heavy Reading's James Crawshaw about the link between edge computing and 5G, potential enterprise use cases, and the increasingly hot topic of private networks.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Apple, Network Sharing & AT&T
LRTV Documentaries | 9/16/2019

This week Scott and his podcast super-subs talk Apple launches, network-sharing maneuvers and AT&T intrigue.

5G Boosting Revenue but Proving Complex to Manage, Says SKT
News Analysis | 9/16/2019

5G has come with business benefits for the South Korean operator but also led to more operational complexity.

Eurobites: Dennelind Lands CEO Role at Du
News Analysis | 9/16/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: It's crunch time for Apple versus the EU; Infinera deployed for Greece-Italy link; TIM gets new multimedia boss; why Netflix should be worried.

Departing Proximus CEO Frogmarched Out to Chorus of Staff Boos
News Analysis | 9/16/2019

The head of Proximus is leaving earlier than planned amid staff protests.

Comcast Taps 'Trellis' Open Fabric for Distributed Access Architecture
News Analysis | 9/16/2019

The cable giant sees scalability, space and power efficiency as payoffs.

Podcast: Network Virtualization & Protein Bars
Wagner’s Ring | 9/16/2019

We're packing our bags for Dallas, for our cleverly named Network Virtualization and SDN Americas conference, but first we sat down to talk about NV, SDN and our favorite travel snack.

Shipments of Bluetooth-Enabled IoT Devices to Surpass Smartphones in 2024
News Analysis | 9/13/2019

The share of IoT devices will rise as smartphones fall, says ABI.

Amazon Shows More Interest in 3.5GHz Wireless Networks
News Analysis | 9/13/2019

Amazon is preparing to expand its tests of CBRS wireless networks to additional locations, though exactly what the company is hoping to learn from the tests remains a bit of a mystery.

AT&T, AMG's NextLink Fined by FCC for Talking During Auction
News Analysis | 9/13/2019

The FCC fined AT&T $75,000 and AMG $100,000 for holding prohibited communications during the agency's CAF II auction last year.

Acacia Ups the Coherent Ante
News Analysis | 9/13/2019

Optical module specialist makes a mark with its latest product that will give parent-to-be Cisco something to smile about.

Charter Is Preparing to Build a Wireless Network
News Analysis | 9/13/2019

Cable company Charter Communications is expected to begin building an LTE network in 3.5GHz spectrum in select locations where it counts a large number of Spectrum Mobile customers.

Add Sub-Prime 5G to the UK's Broadband Woes
News Analysis | 9/13/2019

A new ranking of maximum 5G speeds puts the UK right at the bottom, a familiar position for the Brexit-bound nation.

5G4Real: Singapore's Intense 5G Race
LRTV Interviews | 9/13/2019

Dive deep into the infinity pool of telecom Singapore with Heavy Reading's James Crawshaw and Light Reading's Tien Fu. Featuring interviews with Caroline Chan of Intel and Rodrigo Beyer Fernandez of Ericsson.

Eurobites: Sunrise/Liberty Deal Catches More Flak
News Analysis | 9/13/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom taps VMware for SD-WANnery; Ericsson and Qualcomm claim standalone 5G breakthrough; UK government still dithering over Huawei.

WiCipedia: Tips for Female Conference Speakers & How Women Impact Product Dev
WiCipedia | 9/13/2019

This week in our WiC roundup: Female conference-goers can maximize experience with engagement; girls are the future of security tech; more women needed in health tech industry; and more.

AT&T Intros 'Safety Button' for US Hotel Workers
News Analysis | 9/12/2019

Hotel workers transmit their exact location to security when the 'safety button' is pushed.

AT&T on Track for 100% Core Network Virtualization Next Year
News Analysis | 9/12/2019

AT&T hit a milestone virtualizing 75% of MPLS tunnel traffic on its core network, with 100% in its sights for 2020.

T-Mobile Poland's Sewera: Operators Need to Take Command
News Analysis | 9/12/2019

Greater control of network software brings heightened responsibility, according to an executive from the Eastern European operator.

Charter Seeks Buy-In for Piracy Plan
News Analysis | 9/12/2019

In addition to working with Disney, Charter is urging other programmers and MSOs to get behind a common set of 'authentication principles' designed to clamp down on password sharing, CFO says.

Orby TV Links Up With Eutelsat for New Prepaid Satellite TV Service
News Analysis | 9/12/2019

Launched earlier this year, Orby TV's prepaid offering is renting transponder space to power a prepaid offering that starts at $40 per month.

Altice USA Loves What Locast Does, CEO Says
News Analysis | 9/12/2019

A formal relationship has yet to materialize, but Altice USA's Dexter Goei confirms company has held talks with the embattled provider of OTT-delivered local broadcast TV.

Huawei Eyes Sale of 5G Assets to Western Rival – Economist
News Analysis | 9/12/2019

Chinese vendor is prepared to sell its 5G knowhow, says the company's founder in his latest interview.

It's Time to Get Excited About 3.5GHz CBRS
DanoVision | 9/12/2019

We're days away from initial commercial deployments in the 3.5GHz CBRS spectrum band, often called 'Goldilocks spectrum' because of its propagation characteristics. It certainly appears to be just right, given the diversity of initial commercial applications.

AT&T's Fuetsch: 'We Really Didn't Have a Choice' on Open Networking
News Analysis | 9/12/2019

Increased network demand since the dawn of the smartphone era – up an astounding 470,000% since 2007 – made network virtualization mandatory. Now, the carrier is deploying SDN-enabled broadband access as part of that transition.

China 5G Rollout Frustrated by Wary Tenants
News Analysis | 9/12/2019

City dwellers in China are worried 5G basestations could be unhealthy, and the concern is holding up deployment of the next-generation technology.

Australia's TPG Had No 5G Plan. Does Anyone?
News Analysis | 9/12/2019

The legal battle over a proposed merger between two operators shines a bad light on Australia's telecom market.

Eurobites: Telia Appoints New CEO
News Analysis | 9/12/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Helios Towers reignites IPO; 5G lands at Gatwick Airport; OBS lands IP deployment gig; fiber-to-the-social-housing.

Apple's AR Headset Could Do for 5G What iPhone Did for 4G
DanoVision | 9/11/2019

Apple is rumored to be working on some kind of AR-capable headset. If the gadget is released, it could create the kind of cultural zeitgeist that the original iPhone did.

Verizon Promises Overhauled Fixed Wireless 5G Service Later This Year
News Analysis | 9/11/2019

The chief executive of Verizon's consumer business said more than 80% of the operator's 5G Home customers could install antenna receivers for the service themselves.

Why CenturyLink Bought Streamroot
News Analysis | 9/11/2019

Streamroot's peer-assisted CDN technology will help CenturyLink extend a video streaming bridge to hard-to-reach parts of the globe.

Trump's Trade War Has Cost the US 5G Industry $1.2B So Far, CTA Says
News Analysis | 9/11/2019

President Trump's tariffs on products from China have cost the US a total of $12 billion so far, according to new figures from the Consumer Technology Association.

Telefónica to Spend €1.6B on Workforce Makeover
News Analysis | 9/11/2019

Spanish operator will retrain 6,000 employees and offload others in its latest effort to bolster financial performance.

5G Business Models Still Elude Asian Telcos
News Analysis | 9/11/2019

Telcos have plenty of 5G use cases to show off but less idea when it comes to making money from the next-generation technology.

More Towers for Sale: Telefónica's Turn to Offload Assets
News Analysis | 9/11/2019

Following Vodafone, Spain's biggest operator puts its mobile sites up for review as it tries to cut debts and lower costs.

Eurobites: Orange & Ericsson Test 5G in Warsaw
News Analysis | 9/11/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone goes deeper in Kaltura's cloud; ADVA lands Russian data center contract; Deutsche Telekom revs up its blockchain scooters.

ECOC 2019 Preview: Beware of the Irish Goodbye
Column | 9/11/2019

The optical networking industry has seen its fair share of customers show up to the party and then leave without warning. One analyst ponders what's going to be different in the next 12 months.

Podcast: Apple's iPhone 11 & TV+ Debut – the Telco Angle
Wagner’s Ring | 9/11/2019

Will Apple's new iPhone 11 grow telco profits? Will Apple TV+ compete in a crowded OTT market? And why does everybody have fabulous hair in an Apple TV+ series where civilization has collapsed because everybody in the world is blind?

Anatomy of an OSS RFI Process
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 9/11/2019

Heavy Reading recently managed a request for information (RFI) process for a network operator – here's what happened...

What to Expect From Altice Mobile
News Analysis | 9/10/2019

Analysts expect Altice USA to collect 1.7 million mobile customers by 2023, and pay Sprint around $2.50 for each GB those customers consume.

Comcast, Programmers Sue Maine Over Cable à la Carte Law
News Analysis | 9/10/2019

They claim the new state law focused on cable operators is preempted by federal law, violates First Amendment.

Sprint, Peachtree Corners Et Al to Launch 5G IoT Lab in Georgia
News Analysis | 9/10/2019

Curiosity Labs relies on 5G for low-latency connectivity for automated vehicles, drones and more.

Another Tiny Wireless Operator Is Launching 5G
News Analysis | 9/10/2019

Nex-Tech Wireless, which serves parts of Kansas and Colorado, will use equipment from Ericsson to launch 5G. The announcement again shines light on rural US operators that use Huawei equipment.

Apple TV+ to Debut November 1, Fetch $4.99 Per Month
News Analysis | 9/10/2019

Apple to offer a free year of the new subscription VoD service with purchase of any new iPhone, Mac or Apple TV.

Broadcom Tunes Up Video Play for RDK
News Analysis | 9/10/2019

Aiming to speed up service provider deployment cycles, Broadcom's new RDK-infused chips for video set-tops and gateways weave in new app framework and Metrological's App Store.

Taiwan Finalizes 5G Network Sharing Arrangements
News Analysis | 9/10/2019

Taiwanese authorities are mandating network sharing arrangements as they prepare for an upcoming spectrum auction.

From X to Zzzzz: Apple's iPhone 11 Faces an Uphill Struggle
Morris Lore | 9/10/2019

The gadget company's latest device seems unlikely to reinvigorate iPhone sales amid consumer apathy and growing competition.

Everactive Offers Battery-Less Power for IIoT
News Analysis | 9/10/2019

Everactive is looking to solve what it claims is a major problem for industrial IoT – the need to replace batteries.

SES & Microsoft Ink Unearthly Cloud Partnership
News Analysis | 9/10/2019

Satellite networking provider SES will bring Microsoft Azure cloud connectivity to remote locations, as well as Azure media services to broadcasters.

Podcast: Ciena's CEO Sets Sail for Growth
CxO Spotlight | 9/10/2019

Ciena CEO Gary Smith said that M&A is always a possibility as the company looks to build its software business while managing the growth of its optical platform sales to web-scale companies.

Masergy Puts a 'Virtual Engineer' in Enterprise Networks
News Analysis | 9/10/2019

Masergy provides an AI boost for enterprise network management.

ONF Debuts Open Source 'Stratum' Switch OS
News Analysis | 9/10/2019

Stratum is the foundation for the ONF's next-generation SDN initiative.

Eurobites: Telefónica to Wield Jobs Ax Again – Report
News Analysis | 9/10/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Soros considers sale of Hyperoptic stake; BT unleashes its drone killer; Nevion 5G virtualization project bags EU grant.

China Spices Things Up With 2-Become-1 5G Plan
News Analysis | 9/10/2019

Two of China's operators will come together to build a single 5G network that could be a game changer for the global industry.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Digital Services, Brexit... & Guinness
LRTV Documentaries | 9/10/2019

Shot on location in a Dublin pub, this week's podcast sees the regular crew joined by Openet's Niall Norton to talk digitalization, Brexit and more. Oh, and they drink some Guinness.

'Upswitching' From LTE Trips Up 5G Latency In South Korea
News Analysis | 9/10/2019

Yes, 5G provides blazing-fast speeds. But new research from IHS Markit's RootMetrics in South Korea found that some users are seeing latency hiccups due to the fact they need to first move from LTE to 5G in order to access those blazing-fast speeds.

AT&T, Verizon Inch Toward Open RAN
News Analysis | 9/9/2019

AT&T said it tested an eCPRI connection with equipment from Nokia and Samsung, while Verizon appears to have deployed Nokia's cloud RAN. The moves reflect growing operator interest in open RAN technologies.

ViacomCBS Won't Claw Back Content
The Bauminator | 9/9/2019

Unlike Disney, the newly formed ViacomCBS isn't expected to forgo lucrative licensing dollars just to pump fuel into its OTT, direct-to-consumer plans.

Trump Is Losing the European War Against Huawei
Morris Lore | 9/9/2019

US efforts to have the controversial Chinese vendor banned from Europe's 5G networks are failing.

AT&T Could Win in 5G, but Needs an Overhaul First, Activist Investor Says
News Analysis | 9/9/2019

Elliott Management, which now owns around 1.2% of AT&T's total market value value, argued the company must refocus on its core businesses. AT&T believes it has already set the right course for the company.

Altitude TV Exploring Streaming Pact With Amazon – Report
News Analysis | 9/9/2019

As its impasse with AT&T, Dish and Comcast drags on, the regional sports net is sizing up Amazon as a potential distribution partner.

China Mobile Eyes Network Slicing Market in 2020
News Analysis | 9/9/2019

China's biggest service provider is investing in edge computing and network slicing capabilities as it extends its 5G network reach.

Eurobites: Proximus Boss Protests Innocence Over Shares Sale
News Analysis | 9/9/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Roku targets UK market with Hisense; SES launches cloud service on Microsoft's Azure; Telekom Slovenije offers data gifting.

AT&T & Verizon: All Quiet on Narrowband IoT
News Analysis | 9/6/2019

AT&T is 'readying things' on NB-IoT, while Verizon remains silent on customer traction on the narrowband technology.

U.S. Cellular's New 'Fairness' Campaign to Include Rural 5G Component
News Analysis | 9/6/2019

U.S. Cellular is embarking on a new advertising campaign that will include how it plans to expand 5G into rural areas.

Samsung to Make 80% of 5G Smartphones in 2019
News Analysis | 9/6/2019

Samsung said it expects to ship fully 4 million 5G smartphones in 2019, which according to figures from Strategy Analytics would make it responsible for fully 80% of all 5G phones sold this year.

RJio Set to Disrupt India's Wired Broadband Market
News Analysis | 9/6/2019

The operator that wreaked havoc in India's mobile market has now launched its fixed-line broadband service.

Even AT&T Can't Fly Solo to the Cloud
News Analysis | 9/6/2019

This week's Tech Mahindra partnership shows that even a Tier 1 behemoth like AT&T needs help moving to the cloud.

Australia's Huawei Ban Is Hurting TPG & 5G
News Analysis | 9/6/2019

A decision to exclude Chinese vendors from the 5G market on grounds of security has taken a heavy toll on TPG and could put Australian 5G at risk.

Rakuten Delays Launch of Cloud-Native Network
News Analysis | 9/6/2019

The Japanese ecommerce giant is delaying the launch of services on its mobile network over performance concerns.

Smokey & the NFV Bandit
Column | 9/6/2019

NFV has many naysayers, but it's alive, kicking and thriving, with SD-WAN as a significant catalyst.

WiCipedia: The Whitest Black Candidates & Conferences Take a Political Stand
WiCipedia | 9/6/2019

This week in our WiCipedia roundup: Google is accused of whitewashing its diversity hires; tech conferences for women get political; the sponsor search continues; and more.

Eurobites: Ericsson's Ekholm Tells Employees He's Going Nowhere
News Analysis | 9/6/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Dominique Leroy leaves Proximus for KPN and massive pay rise; TIM and Ericsson test cloud-native 5G network; Telenor's merger with Axiata is off.

AT&T Hires Tech Mahindra for Cloud Move
News Analysis | 9/6/2019

Tech Mahindra will help AT&T migrate its back office applications to the cloud, building a business foundation for 5G.

Telenor, Axiata Scrap $13B Merger Over 'Complexities'
News Analysis | 9/6/2019

The failure of the merger deal could weigh heavily on the two operators.

LoRa, NB-IoT Tussle in the LPWAN IoT Arena
News Analysis | 9/5/2019

LoRa expected to be a de facto standard, according to Semtech, even as NB-IoT deployments grow.

Meet AT&T's New Communications Division Leadership
News Analysis | 9/5/2019

AT&T's biggest business unit now has a new leadership team. Here's a look at who is likely running the company's wired and wireless networks, and its overall mobile and wired Internet offerings.

Comcast Sparks Streaming App for LG TVs
News Analysis | 9/5/2019

Beta of Xfinity Stream app for LG supports Comcast's live TV, VoD and cloud DVR services and works on 4K and HD models from 2017 to 2019.

5G Is Not Among Trump's R&D Priorities
News Analysis | 9/5/2019

5G is no longer named as one of the nation's R&D priorities for federal spending. The White House last year specifically pointed to 5G as a technological priority.

Ciena CEO: Carriers No Longer Hooked on Huawei
News Analysis | 9/5/2019

International operators are set to ween themselves off Huawei, claims Ciena CEO Gary Smith.

Is There a Payoff for Free Wireless?
News Analysis | 9/5/2019

Several wireless providers, including Sprint, T-Mobile and FreedomPop, have toyed with 'free' service offerings. However, the freemium business model appears tricky to implement.

Altice Mobile Expects to Be in the Black Within 12 Months
News Analysis | 9/5/2019

'We wouldn't be in this business if we didn't think it would become a profitable standalone business,' Altice USA CEO Dexter Goei says.

AT&T, Verizon Perfect 5G Showboating With NFL Stadium Deployments
DanoVision | 9/5/2019

Both AT&T and Verizon said they will show off 5G services in NFL football stadiums. But the details of their announcements highlight the fact that it's still early days in the 5G space.

Web-Scale Business Fuels Ciena's Growth but Stock Takes a Hit
News Analysis | 9/5/2019

Transport gear and software vendor reports year-on-year revenue growth of more than 17% to $960.6 million, with a hefty chunk of revenues coming from web-scale customers, but investors reacted negatively to outlook.

Altice Mobile Debuts $20 Per Month 'Price for Life' to Optimum & Suddenlink Subs
News Analysis | 9/5/2019

Altice USA's new 'Unlimited Everything' offering, underpinned by its MVNO deal with Sprint, will be sold for $30 per line per month to non-Optimum and Suddenlink customers in or near its 21-state footprint.

Eurobites: MTS Gets 2.1 Gbit/s From Samsung Device in Trials With Nokia & Qualcomm
News Analysis | 9/5/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: MegaFon microwaves with Ericsson; Vodafone enters Oman with OFT; Gorgeous Gavin turns up at Salesforce.

Deutsche Telekom Finally Gets to Launch 5G
News Analysis | 9/5/2019

The German operator has been given the spectrum it needs to provide 5G services three months after the country's 5G auction wrapped up.

Eluvio Aims to Elude Video Transcoding & the CDN
News Analysis | 9/5/2019

Startup led by former Aspera CEO Michelle Munson enters the global OTT scene with a low-latency 'Content Fabric' designed to disrupt the streaming video market.

Amazon Stokes Up Fire TV Platform as Active Users Surpass 37M
News Analysis | 9/4/2019

Amazon introduces 15 smart TVs that run Fire TV, alongside a new 'Cube' device with 4K and Dolby Vision support.

Samsung Intros First Chipset With 5G Built-In
News Analysis | 9/4/2019

Samsung intros an integrated 5G processor as manufacturers prepare a new wave of 5G silicon.

America's First Big 5G Midband Spectrum Auction Will Be in June 2020
News Analysis | 9/4/2019

The FCC said it will auction 70MHz of 3.5GHz CBRS spectrum starting on June 25 of 2020. That's likely a relief to companies like AT&T and Verizon that have said they need more midband spectrum for 5G.

TiVo Hones 'Edge' DVR Ahead of Company Split
News Analysis | 9/4/2019

New family of connected devices for cable TV customers and cord-cutters will reportedly pack six tuners, 2 terabytes of storage and support 4K and Dolby Atmos.

Deconstructing the Telco Cloud
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 9/4/2019

The term 'telco cloud' is used often, but it can mean different things to different people.

Getting Ready for the Visual Cloud
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 9/4/2019

In a half-day conference at IBC in Amsterdam next week, Intel and partners will show off the visual cloud and demonstrate how it can deliver rich, immersive, interactive video experiences and graphics-based workloads.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: SVoD, Content Investment & Ericsson
LRTV Documentaries | 9/4/2019

Ovum's Ed Barton is the special guest this week, bringing SVoD insights and more. Also: What's going on at Ericsson?

New 5G Chips Put Huawei at the Forefront
News Analysis | 9/4/2019

China's biggest network equipment vendor is now emerging as a 5G chip powerhouse.

Altitude TV Says OTT Doesn't Make Enough Dollars or Sense
News Analysis | 9/4/2019

The embattled regional sports network claims that the economics of a direct-to-consumer subscription streaming model don't add up.

Fastweb, Wind Tre Take 5G Network Sharing to the Limit
News Analysis | 9/4/2019

A 5G network-sharing agreement between the Italian operators could help to validate network slicing and provide a new paradigm for Europe's ailing service providers.

Qualcomm Looks to a Multimode – & More Competitive – Future
News Analysis | 9/4/2019

Qualcomm is planning for a multimode 5G future as it faces up to more competition and reduced sales to Huawei.

Eurobites: EE Trumps Rivals in UK Network Test
News Analysis | 9/4/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: A1 replaces Vip brand in North Macedonia; MobileLinks increases capacity with Net Insight; Sky offers WiFi guarantee.

The Edge Is Coming but Are Networks Ready?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 9/4/2019

Edge computing brings high-performance storage, compute and network resources closer to users and devices than ever before.

Eutelsat Surprise Splits 5G Spectrum Alliance
News Analysis | 9/4/2019

European satellite operator Eutelsat said it is leaving the C-Band Alliance, but will still participate in the sale of C-Band spectrum for 5G – adding another layer of complexity atop an already complex situation.

AT&T's American Tower Deal Hints at Progress in Tower Play
News Analysis | 9/3/2019

AT&T inked a new, long-term deal with US tower giant American Tower. While the details of the deal remain unclear, it appears to signal some movement in AT&T's broader tower strategy.

Huawei: 'I Know What You Are, but What Am I?'
Wagner’s Ring | 9/3/2019

After years of defending itself against US spying accusations, Huawei claims the US government is spying on it.

OSTV Now Stalls on the Launchpad
The Bauminator | 9/3/2019

Countdown to the debut of a new video streaming service connected to Omniverse CEO Jason DeMeo featuring 50 'top' US TV channels starting at $50 leads to nothing... so far.

McElfresh Takes Over for Donovan at AT&T, Stankey Named COO
News Analysis | 9/3/2019

John Stankey and Jeff McElfresh are stepping up to take over leadership at AT&T in the wake of John Donovan's departure. McElfresh specifically will be in charge of AT&T's move into 5G.

US Broadband Subscriber Slowdown Could Spark ARPU Gains
News Analysis | 9/3/2019

A deceleration in broadband subscriber growth could amplify cable's focus on broadband with higher prices and even less emphasis on retaining less profitable pay-TV customers.

China's 5G Rollout to Reach 300 Cities in 2020
News Analysis | 9/3/2019

The ramp-up is set to accelerate next year as all three Chinese operators seek to sign up 5G customers.

Poland Gives Huawei, ZTE the 5G Cold Shoulder
News Analysis | 9/3/2019

Poland's prime minister and the US vice president have signed an agreement that effectively bars Chinese vendors from the European country's 5G market.

Eurobites: Iliad in Talks Over Fiber Joint Venture
News Analysis | 9/3/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telia seeks to smooth path to Bonnier acquisition; VEON sets out its long-term strategy; Deutsche Telekom connects the car to the smart home.

South Korea Closed July With Nearly 2M 5G Subs
News Analysis | 9/3/2019

Government data shows SK Telecom with more than 41% of 5G users at the end of July; country's 4G subscriber numbers start to decline.

Pressure on Huawei Shifts Closer to Home
News Analysis | 9/2/2019

The US campaign to pressure others into snubbing Huawei has had an impact in Vietnam and has now also moved underwater.

For VMware, It's All About the Edge
News Analysis | 9/2/2019

VMware is looking to the edge to seize its 5G opportunity.

Eurobites: Nokia Lands 5G Deal With Iliad
News Analysis | 9/2/2019

Also in today's EMEA round-up: Sky linked to Liberty Global hook-up on fiber; Pence talks 5G security in Poland; 4G in Ethiopia; TalkTalk lands schools' MPLS deal.

Podcast: Orange Silicon Valley CEO Helou on Tech as a Social, Economic Game-Changer
CxO Spotlight | 9/2/2019

Mireille Hellou recently took charge of an Orange business unit bringing together Californian innovation and the European telco. She talked with Light Reading editor Mitch Wagner about how that focus can be about more than profits.

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