Is a 5G 'Puck' really mobile?
CEO says near-nationwide broadband is the big selling point for 5G.
'Tangible improvements' are expected during 2018 but Swedish giant is still battling significant financial, operational and competitive challenges.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telenor Q4 profits up; KPN hit by drop in international wholesale traffic; Mtel opts for Amdocs for the 'customer journey.'
Shares in Swedish vendor sink after results miss analyst estimates and amid disquiet about strategic backtracking and management changes.
Samsung posts $14 billion profit for Q4 2017.
AT&T will also pay $27 million to resolve the FCC's dispute with FiberTower.
Trump's 5G plan is an 'outdated' piece of government theorizing, say reports. But might he have stumbled onto something?
US mobile operator pledges to buy 100% of its electricity from wind farms by 2021.
So can we expect the FCC to push ahead with spectrum auction timetable for 5G?
As if the telecom industry would ever let that happen.
Unveils ReefShark chipset as part of an end-to-end 5G network offering that covers the bases (geddit?) and preps for future demands on compute as well as network capacity.
Dr. Alicia Abella, AT&T's vice president of Advanced Technology Realization, shares what technologies she thinks have been the most revolutionary and what she learned from one that wasn't.
Trump administration is reportedly looking at the rollout of a government-controlled 5G network to protect the country from Chinese cyber attacks.
The Starry Point Window gets an upgrade as the company plans for more fixed, pre-standard 5G wireless deployments.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange and Deutsche Telekom merger hopes dashed; Salt demos 5G with Nokia; Deutsche Telekom joins industrial IoT group; KPN invests in healthcare tech.
Revenue for Q4 2017 was up 4% at $17.05 billion.
French telecom incumbent says existing suppliers should not expect to land all of the 5G business and plays down any likelihood of rapid 5G rollout.
He who controls the poles, controls the world (of broadband).
Multiple vendors sign up for '5G Pioneer' program, as Qualcomm gets agreements to sell components worth $2 billion over three years.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom and friends claim 5G breakthrough; Vodafone in cellular-V2X tests; Nokia touts MulteFire small cell.
Broadcom plans to kill Qualcomm's patent licensing model if it wins $103 billion bid for chipmaker.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson's on the (autonomous) buses; Qualcomm fined $1.23 billion by EU; Vodafone strengthens its board.
Verizon says it is taking a disciplined approach to 5G capex.
Qualcomm shareholders get to vote on the board – and Broadcom's $103 billion bid – on March 6.
South Korean operator is forging ahead on 5G with the formation of a 200-person task force dedicated to the technology, according to a press report.
Apple's 5G hiring is no longer a trickle, but a flood.
Here are some predictions about what communication service providers face in the coming year.
European politicians proclaim their passion for net neutrality and urge the US to fall in love with it once again.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Facebook evangelizes in Europe; Telia Carrier lands Costa Rican contract; Deutsche Telekom takes IoT offer to Brazil.
A flurry of 5G announcements and rivalries in the US could point to an improvement in mobile equipment markets.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom considers splitting T-Systems; Arcep opens its 5G window; Tele Columbus goes with Netcracker for billing.
Exynos is expected to be commercially available in 2019.
Sprint ends patent suit and gains opportunity to densify its network with access to Cox's wireline broadband infrastructure.
Qualcomm raises profit expectations as it tries to fight off a $103 billion bid from Broadcom.
US operator is reportedly told to sever ties with Chinese equipment supplier.
Swedish vendor gives its small cell offering a 5G makeover.
New Street estimates it could cost Verizon $35B to deploy fixed wireless 5G to 32 million homes in the US over 7 years.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom updates on vectoring rollout; Iliad Italy goes for youth; Orange deputy CEO on the move?
The industry body's new automation group has more big-name members from the operator and vendor communities and, following its inaugural meeting, an early plan of action.
Latest financial setback will chew into operating income and could have implications for profitability targets.
Voice-driven smart speakers, social media censorship and 5G fury. Oh, and donuts.
Management shake-up leaves former SK Telecom executive in charge of technology strategy and Jacobfeuerborn leading the towers subsidiary.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Duisburg smartens up with Huawei; ETNO makes a plea for cybersecurity collaboration; Nokia deep-dives under the duvet.
Automation is nothing new. So why is it such a big issue for telcos at the start of this year?
CTO of South Korean telco says the investment requirements of 5G are forcing operators to come up with new business models.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: a new UK fiber challenger; Altice slides after revenue warning; Vodafone Italia wants some 5G action; MTN trials 5G tech with Ericsson.
It's a cost and spectrum availability question, y'see.
The converged fiber access market is set to grow again, especially as copper lines continue to deteriorate.
Let's hope that cloudification, network slicing and core network transformation top the agenda at MWC 2018, and not the dreary issue of 5G new radio.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Salt demos the gigabit; SVoD surges in the UK; Orange TV gets Pickled; Carphone Warehouse fined for data breach.
Better Internet access for rural areas is getting a lot of attention from the Trump administration but the plan of action seems less than solid.
Instead Verizon plans to cut $4B in costs over 4 years, says CTO Vestberg.
LONDON 01/09/2018: The Telecoms.com talking shop re-opens for the new year, and its patrons try to work out what they should care about in 2018.
Starry storms into 2018 with a new partnership, new launch cities and a plan for spreading pre-standard 5G technology far and wide.
The most recent Thought Leadership Council (TLC) survey finds that opportunities abound for 5G vendors as only 15% of TLC service providers have chosen their vendors for the 5G market.
It is time the industry faced up to the upheaval that automation will create.
For instance, what spectrum can AT&T even use for 5G?
US operator says it will launch 'mobile' 5G services in 12 cities in late 2018. But how, exactly?
Its takeover of RCom's assets will make RJio an even stronger force in India's 4G and fiber markets and brings a spate of Indian consolidation to an end.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ooredoo says it's not buying a stake in Turk Telekom; CityFibre connects up medics in Coventry; Idea seeks to raise funds ahead of Vodafone merger.
T-Mobile using Nokia and Intel to test 28GHz frequency that will become part of its 5G strategy.
Samsung will supply fixed 5G gear for Verizon's first gigabit wireless service in Sacramento, Calif.
CEO Legere suggests T-Mobile will 'leapfrog' AT&T and Verizon with mobile 5G in the US.
Also in today's Christmas-comedown EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson does Massive MIMO with Verizon and Qualcomm; UK talks tough on tech firm taxes; Atos completes CVC acquisition.
Annual New Year message pins 2017 revenues at $92.3 billion, up 15% on the previous year.
All 50 US states have now signed on for AT&T's nationwide emergency 4G LTE network.
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