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AT&T's 'Mobile' 5G: What the Puck?
Jonestown | 1/31/2018

Is a 5G 'Puck' really mobile?

AT&T to Spend Trump Tax Bump on Fiber, 5G 'Foundation'
News Analysis | 1/31/2018

CEO says near-nationwide broadband is the big selling point for 5G.

Ericsson: Desperately Seeking Profitability
News Analysis | 1/31/2018

'Tangible improvements' are expected during 2018 but Swedish giant is still battling significant financial, operational and competitive challenges.

Eurobites: EU Regulators Pooh-Pooh Trump's 5G Plan
News Analysis | 1/31/2018

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.'

Ericsson Stuck in Loss-Making Rut, Offloads Majority Stake in Media Unit
News Analysis | 1/31/2018

Shares in Swedish vendor sink after results miss analyst estimates and amid disquiet about strategic backtracking and management changes.

Thanks for the Memory! Samsung Profits Still Driven by Chips
News Analysis | 1/31/2018

Samsung posts $14 billion profit for Q4 2017.

AT&T's FiberTower Gives Up Many '5G' Spectrum Licenses
News Analysis | 1/30/2018

AT&T will also pay $27 million to resolve the FCC's dispute with FiberTower.

Trump's 5G Plan Is Not as Bonkers as They Say
Morris Lore | 1/30/2018

Trump's 5G plan is an 'outdated' piece of government theorizing, say reports. But might he have stumbled onto something?

T-Mobile Joins 100% Renewable Gang
News Analysis | 1/30/2018

US mobile operator pledges to buy 100% of its electricity from wind farms by 2021.

Trump on 5G: It's a 'Gamechanger'
Jonestown | 1/29/2018

So can we expect the FCC to push ahead with spectrum auction timetable for 5G?

Nationalize 5G in the US? LOL, WTF?!
MariNation | 1/29/2018

As if the telecom industry would ever let that happen.

Nokia Adds Extra Bite to Its 5G Pitch
News Analysis | 1/29/2018

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.

AT&T VP: LTE to 5G & One That Wasn't Meant to Be
Mentor Monday | 1/29/2018

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 Could Nationalize 5G – Report
News Analysis | 1/29/2018

Trump administration is reportedly looking at the rollout of a government-controlled 5G network to protect the country from Chinese cyber attacks.

Starry Trots Out New Fixed Wireless Hardware
News Analysis | 1/26/2018

The Starry Point Window gets an upgrade as the company plans for more fixed, pre-standard 5G wireless deployments.

Eurobites: TIM's Management Turmoil Continues
News Analysis | 1/26/2018

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.

Intel Shrugs Off Spectre Worries in Q4
News Analysis | 1/26/2018

Revenue for Q4 2017 was up 4% at $17.05 billion.

Don't Expect 5G Deals, Orange Tells Usual Suppliers
News Analysis | 1/25/2018

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.

Pole Control Fight Gets Net Neutrality Nasty
News Analysis | 1/25/2018

He who controls the poles, controls the world (of broadband).

Qualcomm Lines Up Chinese Wave for 5G Smartphones
News Analysis | 1/25/2018

Multiple vendors sign up for '5G Pioneer' program, as Qualcomm gets agreements to sell components worth $2 billion over three years.

Eurobites: Sky Hastens Death of the Dish
News Analysis | 1/25/2018

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 Wants to Kill Qualcomm's Licensing Business – Report
News Analysis | 1/25/2018

Broadcom plans to kill Qualcomm's patent licensing model if it wins $103 billion bid for chipmaker.

Eurobites: Deutsche Telekom & IBM Team Up on IoT
News Analysis | 1/24/2018

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 Capex to Stay Flat Despite Commercial 5G Launch in 2018
News Analysis | 1/23/2018

Verizon says it is taking a disciplined approach to 5G capex.

Broadcom & Qualcomm: Let's Get Ready to Proxy!
News Analysis | 1/23/2018

Qualcomm shareholders get to vote on the board – and Broadcom's $103 billion bid – on March 6.

SKT Forms 5G Task Force in Race to Launch Services – Report
News Analysis | 1/23/2018

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 in Hiring Frenzy for 5G Device Design
News Analysis | 1/22/2018

Apple's 5G hiring is no longer a trickle, but a flood.

What Lies Ahead for CSPs
Column | 1/22/2018

Here are some predictions about what communication service providers face in the coming year.

Europe Urges US to Block Trump on Net Neutrality
News Analysis | 1/22/2018

European politicians proclaim their passion for net neutrality and urge the US to fall in love with it once again.

Eurobites: Telefónica Sets Up 5G 'Living Labs'
News Analysis | 1/22/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Facebook evangelizes in Europe; Telia Carrier lands Costa Rican contract; Deutsche Telekom takes IoT offer to Brazil.

Has the 5G Upturn Begun?
News Analysis | 1/19/2018

A flurry of 5G announcements and rivalries in the US could point to an improvement in mobile equipment markets.

Eurobites: Will Telenor Bail Out of the Balkans?
News Analysis | 1/19/2018

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.

Samsung Plots New 5G Modem – Report
News Analysis | 1/18/2018

Exynos is expected to be commercially available in 2019.

Sprint, Cox Go From Patent Suit to Partnership
News Analysis | 1/18/2018

Sprint ends patent suit and gains opportunity to densify its network with access to Cox's wireline broadband infrastructure.

Qualcomm Raises Profit Forecast for FY19, Citing 5G & More
News Analysis | 1/18/2018

Qualcomm raises profit expectations as it tries to fight off a $103 billion bid from Broadcom.

AT&T Warned to Cut Ties With Huawei – Report
News Analysis | 1/17/2018

US operator is reportedly told to sever ties with Chinese equipment supplier.

Ericsson Goes Dotty for 5G Small Cells
News Analysis | 1/17/2018

Swedish vendor gives its small cell offering a 5G makeover.

Analyst: Verizon's Fixed 5G Is a Loss Leader for Mobile
News Analysis | 1/16/2018

New Street estimates it could cost Verizon $35B to deploy fixed wireless 5G to 32 million homes in the US over 7 years.

Eurobites: BT Puts Its Money Where Its Mouth Is on Fiber Broadband
News Analysis | 1/16/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom updates on vectoring rollout; Iliad Italy goes for youth; Orange deputy CEO on the move?

ETSI's Zero Touch Group Gains Support, Kickstarts Its Automation Engine
News Analysis | 1/16/2018

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.

Ericsson Lurches to $1.8B Write-Down
News Analysis | 1/16/2018

Latest financial setback will chew into operating income and could have implications for profitability targets.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Raising Your Voice
LRTV Documentaries | 1/16/2018

Voice-driven smart speakers, social media censorship and 5G fury. Oh, and donuts.

Choi Succeeds Jacobfeuerborn as DT Tech Boss
News Analysis | 1/16/2018

Management shake-up leaves former SK Telecom executive in charge of technology strategy and Jacobfeuerborn leading the towers subsidiary.

Eurobites: Ericsson Climbs Aboard Connected Car Trials in Japan
News Analysis | 1/12/2018

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: Hot Topics & Groups to Watch
News Analysis | 1/12/2018

Automation is nothing new. So why is it such a big issue for telcos at the start of this year?

SK Telecom CTO: 'We Need New Business Models for 5G'
News Analysis | 1/12/2018

CTO of South Korean telco says the investment requirements of 5G are forcing operators to come up with new business models.

Eurobites: Telefónica Takes a Step Towards Transport SDN
News Analysis | 1/11/2018

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.

Sprint Says No to mmWave, Yes to Mobile 5G
News Analysis | 1/11/2018

It's a cost and spectrum availability question, y'see.

The Coming Fiber Construction Boom
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 1/10/2018

The converged fiber access market is set to grow again, especially as copper lines continue to deteriorate.

MWC 2018 Threatens to Be 5G New Radio Bore
Morris Lore | 1/10/2018

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.

Eurobites: Nokia Stiffens Telenor's Backbone
News Analysis | 1/10/2018

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.

Rural Broadband: Help or Hoax?
Rewired | 1/9/2018

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.

Verizon Says 'Probably No' to Capex Increase After Tax Cut
News Analysis | 1/9/2018

Instead Verizon plans to cut $4B in costs over 4 years, says CTO Vestberg.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: We Care a Lot
LRTV Documentaries | 1/9/2018

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 Teams With Marvell, Unveils Fixed 5G Acceleration Plans
News Analysis | 1/8/2018

Starry storms into 2018 with a new partnership, new launch cities and a plan for spreading pre-standard 5G technology far and wide.

5G Experts Pit Reality Against Predictions
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 1/8/2018

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.

Automation's Advocates in Downsizing Denial
Morris Lore | 1/5/2018

It is time the industry faced up to the upheaval that automation will create.

AT&T's Mobile 5G Plan Leaves as Many Questions as Answers
Jonestown | 1/4/2018

For instance, what spectrum can AT&T even use for 5G?

AT&T Joins 5G Marketing War, Promising 'Mobile' Launch in 2018
News Analysis | 1/4/2018

US operator says it will launch 'mobile' 5G services in 12 cities in late 2018. But how, exactly?

With RCom Takeover, India's RJio Becomes Even Bigger Threat
News Analysis | 1/4/2018

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.

Eurobites: Telia Supplies New ETNO Chairman
News Analysis | 1/4/2018

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 Goes Live With mmWave Tests for 5G
News Analysis | 1/3/2018

T-Mobile using Nokia and Intel to test 28GHz frequency that will become part of its 5G strategy.

Samsung Supplying 5G for Verizon's First Market
News Analysis | 1/3/2018

Samsung will supply fixed 5G gear for Verizon's first gigabit wireless service in Sacramento, Calif.

T-Mobile CEO: We'll 'Leapfrog' AT&T & Verizon With Mobile 5G
News Analysis | 1/2/2018

CEO Legere suggests T-Mobile will 'leapfrog' AT&T and Verizon with mobile 5G in the US.

Eurobites: DT Reflects on a Vintage Year for Fiber
News Analysis | 1/2/2018

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.

Huawei Hits $92B in 2017 Sales
News Analysis | 1/2/2018

Annual New Year message pins 2017 revenues at $92.3 billion, up 15% on the previous year.

50 US States Sign on for Nationwide Safety Network
News Analysis | 1/2/2018

All 50 US states have now signed on for AT&T's nationwide emergency 4G LTE network.

5 Trends to Watch at CES 2018
MariNation | 1/1/2018

We go to CES so you don't have to.

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