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Trump Offers Hope to Huawei's US Suppliers
News Analysis  | 
6/29/2019  |  3 comments
Meeting with China's President Xi leads to Huawei statement as part of broader trade war truce, but caveats look likely.
Protecting Enterprises From State-Sponsored Hackers
Column  | 
6/28/2019  |  Post a comment
Cloud service providers and network operators have the scale and talent to help protect enterprises from state-sponsored hacking attempts.
GSMA to Bring Standardization to NFVi Wild West
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
6/28/2019  |  1 comment
A collaboration between the industry's largest trade group of mobile network operators and the preeminent open source consortium is aiming to simplify and harmonize dozens of NFVi efforts.
Edge Gravity Aims for Hyper-Scale
CxO Spotlight  | 
6/28/2019  |  Post a comment
Ericsson's distributed edge cloud unit is on a path to connect to 'multiple hundreds' of service provider partners in the coming months, new CEO Kyle Okamoto says.
Podcast Interview: IT & Telco Vet Bill Walker
The Philter  | 
6/28/2019  |  Post a comment
Business disruption, telco transformation and big-league bowling. Crack open a cold one and listen to our podcast chat with former CenturyLink explainer-of-things Bill Walker.
Ovum Analyst on the Enterprise Use Case for VR
LRTV Interviews  | 
6/28/2019  |  Post a comment
At the recent AR & VR World Summit, one of the colocated events at TechXLR8 2019 in London, Ovum Senior Analyst George Jijiashvili looks at the emerging enterprise use cases for virtual reality applications.
WiCipedia: Radical Dissidents, Code Like a Girl & Diversity Scorecards
WiCipedia  | 
6/28/2019  |  1 comment
This week in our WiC roundup: 'Concealed figures' in space; Gen Z women make more than men in certain roles; Salesforce uses data to examine equality; and more.
Eurobites: Summer Lovin' at Telcom Italia
News Analysis  | 
6/28/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's regional roundup: Orange offloads its BT stake; Nokia's CTO rebuked over Huawei comments; Ericsson helps bring 5G to Spain and Romania; Brit design star quits Apple.
AT&T Launches 5G for Business in Las Vegas
News Analysis  | 
6/27/2019  |  Post a comment
AT&T's latest millimeter wave 5G market is Las Vegas, where it will sell 5G services to its business customers on a $90 per month plan.
Verizon Has a Tough 5G Transition Ahead – Report
News Analysis  | 
6/27/2019  |  Post a comment
AT&T and T-Mobile have a better 5G transition story amid Verizon's commitment to coverage-limited millimeter wave spectrum, industry analyst Craig Moffett says.
Vast Broadband Keeps Its Pay-TV Hopes Alive
News Analysis  | 
6/27/2019  |  Post a comment
Indie cable op teams with Evolution Digital to upgrade, rather than de-emphasize or cut, the pay-TV cord with a new app-based video offering for retail devices and an MSO-managed Android TV box.
Verizon Lights Up Mobile 5G in Denver, Providence
News Analysis  | 
6/27/2019  |  Post a comment
Cities join Chicago and Minneapolis as first group of 30-plus markets tagged by Verizon for mobile 5G rollouts in 2019.
Vodafone CEO Read Desperately Needs Liberty Deal
News Analysis  | 
6/27/2019  |  Post a comment
In need of a break, Vodafone has promised concessions that have won over European regulators, say reports. But the deal's opponents may not be so easily silenced.
Eurobites: Ericsson, Telefónica Fire Up Private 5G Network for Mercedes-Benz
News Analysis  | 
6/27/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia lands 5G deal with Zain in Saudi Arabia; Interxion launches IPO; telcos miss out on enterprise opportunities; Vodafone sponsors the world's smallest soccer league.
Huawei Ban at Heart of US/China Trade Talk Pitch – WSJ
News Analysis  | 
6/27/2019  |  Post a comment
China's president will demand an end to the ban on US tech sales to Huawei as part of a broader trade agreement, reports the Wall Street Journal.
The Role of C-Suite Execs in IoT Strategies
LRTV Interviews  | 
6/27/2019  |  Post a comment
At the recent IoT World Europe Summit, part of the broader TechXLR8 event in London, Ovum Practice Head Alexandra Rehak discusses the important role of C-suite executives in making sure that IoT deployments are treated as more than just another IT deployment.
The Road to DOCSIS 4.0
The Bauminator  | 
6/26/2019  |  Post a comment
DOCSIS has taken a few twists and turns over the past 20 years as it heads toward a next-generation of specs that support Full Duplex DOCSIS, low-latency DOCSIS and Extended Spectrum DOCSIS capabilities.
Extreme to Buy Cloud WiFi Pioneer Aerohive for $210 Million
News Analysis  | 
6/26/2019  |  1 comment
Extreme grabs Aerohive for cloud WLAN and SD-Branch skills.
With US Firms Skirting Ban, Huawei Exec Sees Business as Usual
News Analysis  | 
6/26/2019  |  Post a comment
Top executive at the Chinese vendor plays down the impact of US trade restrictions but declines to share details of current chip supply partners.
Charter Shuffles the Top Deck
News Analysis  | 
6/26/2019  |  Post a comment
Among them, Rich DiGeronimo will add technology officer role as current EVP of IT & engineering as Jim Blackley prepares to retire in 2020.
US to Get New Ericsson Factory – but Not Many Jobs
News Analysis  | 
6/26/2019  |  Post a comment
As the trade war between the US and China continues to rage, the Swedish vendor is ramping up US production. But automation is the priority.
Ovum's Mike Roberts on Early 5G Launches
LRTV Documentaries  | 
6/26/2019  |  Post a comment
At the recent 5G World event in London, Ovum Research Director Mike Roberts looks at the early 5G service launches and what's coming next.
Eurobites: Fastweb & Wind Tre Join Forces on 5G in Italy
News Analysis  | 
6/26/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Sparkle begins work on photonic backbone; Openet nabs more Ericsson talent; EU probes Broadcom; Huawei hits the road.
Small Cell Future for Ex-BDAC Chair
News Analysis  | 
6/26/2019  |  1 comment
Former Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee chair Jacqueline Pierce has been jailed for five years for defrauding investors during her time as CEO of Alaska-based telecom company Quintillion.
T-Mobile to Launch 5G in 6 US Cities
News Analysis  | 
6/26/2019  |  Post a comment
T-Mobile will launch in 'city centers' initially with high-band millimeter wave 5G.
RJio May Make Stock Market Debut In 2020 – Reports
News Analysis  | 
6/26/2019  |  Post a comment
India's fastest-growing operator is preparing for an IPO, according to press reports.
Telcos & Enterprises: 5G Friends or Foes?
News Analysis  | 
6/26/2019  |  Post a comment
Organizations outside the telecom sector are starting to invest in their own 5G networks, with ramifications for operators and vendors alike.
'Spectrum Now' Act Takes Aim at Mid-Band Spectrum
News Analysis  | 
6/25/2019  |  Post a comment
Bill could repurpose and free up federally held spectrum in the 3450MHz-3550MHz band for 5G services.
Ligado Presses FCC to Act on 5G Spectrum Plan
News Analysis  | 
6/25/2019  |  Post a comment
Claims it has bent over backwards to comply with government testing and process amid multi-year delay for approval for its plan to use 40MHz of lower mid-band spectrum for 5G-powered industrial IoT services.
Cybereason Details Operation Soft Cell: A Telco Security Disaster
News Analysis  | 
6/25/2019  |  3 comments
Security firm reveals an ongoing global attack against telecommunications providers that has been active since at least 2017 and involves a group believed to be working on behalf of the Chinese government.
Telcos: Security Is Not In Your DNA
Column  | 
6/25/2019  |  Post a comment
Telcos are in denial if they think they are security experts, says outspoken industry analyst Patrick Donegan.
Podcast: Why Telcos Are Challenged at the Edge
The Philter  | 
6/25/2019  |  Post a comment
Building edge computing resources for advanced applications is going to be a big challenge to telcos in terms of how and where to invest, as well as when and where to partner with cloud providers, vendors and others.
Nokia Set for Recovery With 5G Update – Sources
News Analysis  | 
6/25/2019  |  3 comments
Finnish equipment vendor may be heading for a strong second half and a big improvement in its market share as 5G software issues are resolved.
Eurobites: BT Explores Sale of Spanish Unit
News Analysis  | 
6/25/2019  |  4 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: KPN boss to leave in September; Deutsche Telekom, SK Telecom form 5G joint venture; Glastonbury latest.
CableLabs Kicks Off Pursuit of DOCSIS 4.0
News Analysis  | 
6/24/2019  |  Post a comment
New specs will repackage recent annexes and enhancements to DOCSIS 3.1, such as Full Duplex DOCSIS and Low Latency DOCSIS, and add in new Extended Spectrum DOCSIS capabilities.
Acumos AI Project Adds Smarts With Boreas
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
6/24/2019  |  Post a comment
The latest release from The Linux Foundation's Acumos AI Project offers some interesting incremental improvements.
Netflix Faces Global ARPU Headwinds
News Analysis  | 
6/24/2019  |  Post a comment
A sizable and widening gap on domestic and international ARPU could negatively affect the premium value currently placed on Netflix's non-US subscription streaming business, analyst says.
Rare Win for China Telecom in Philippines
News Analysis  | 
6/24/2019  |  1 comment
In rare win abroad, China Telecom is awarded a mobile license in the Philippines.
Ericsson, Nokia Prepared for Any US Ban on China-Made Gear
News Analysis  | 
6/24/2019  |  Post a comment
Europe's big equipment makers say they have diversified their supply chains to cope with possible risks such as US restrictions on China-made gear.
For UK 5G Users, the Only Way Is Huawei
News Analysis  | 
6/24/2019  |  1 comment
The UK's 5G lead owes everything to a Chinese equipment vendor that might eventually be banned from the market.
Eurobites: O2 Signs Up to the Connected Carpool
News Analysis  | 
6/24/2019  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson bigwig can't understand the UK's approach to Huawei; Huawei claims its smartphone sales are on the rise in western Europe; Telxius and DE-CIX cuddle up.
The US Wireless Market in 10 Charts
News Analysis  | 
6/24/2019  |  1 comment
The US wireless industry is a complicated place. Here are 10 charts to help you make more sense of it.
Sprint Poised for 'Huge Win' as FCC Frees Up 2.5GHz Spectrum
News Analysis  | 
6/21/2019  |  Post a comment
Thanks to its incumbent position in the 2.5GHz band, Sprint – along with marriage partner T-Mobile – could consolidate key mid-band spectrum without paying a king's ransom, BTIG Analyst Walter Piecyk says.
Average 5G Speeds in South Korea Fall Well Behind Maximums, Opensignal Finds
News Analysis  | 
6/21/2019  |  Post a comment
Opensignal says 'real world' average 5G speeds in South Korea reach 118.8 Mbit/s, a far cry from the near-gigabit downstream maximums.
T-Mobile/Sprint Merger Opposition Grows
News Analysis  | 
6/21/2019  |  Post a comment
Four more states join the original group of 10 state attorneys general opposing the Sprint and T-Mobile merger. The trial date is set for October 7 and could take two or three weeks.
Former Verizon Exec Takes Helm of Ericsson's Edge Gravity
News Analysis  | 
6/21/2019  |  Post a comment
Kyle Okamoto starts as Edge Gravity's CEO on June 24, taking over a slot previously held by Marcus Bergström.
Crunch Time for the Edge
News Analysis  | 
6/21/2019  |  1 comment
Edge computing looks to be an essential piece of the 5G puzzle but it's going to take a long time to slot into place, as MobiledgeX is finding out.
Eurobites: BT & Friends Demo Remote Ultrasound Scans Over 5G Network
News Analysis  | 
6/21/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange and Cisco combine on SD-LANs; Hungary has no beef with Huawei; Nokia claims battery breakthrough.
WiCipedia: Tinkerbell Effect, Photoshop F-Ups & Discrimination Retribution
WiCipedia  | 
6/21/2019  |  1 comment
This week in our WiC roundup: The women-in-tech dictionary gets a new addition; tactics for discriminatory situations; new uses for Photoshop; and more.
Telecom Italia in Talks With Open Fiber to Create Broadband Giant
News Analysis  | 
6/21/2019  |  1 comment
Italy's biggest phone company is in talks with a government-backed broadband venture about tie-up options including a possible merger.
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