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Sprint Plays the Waiting Game
News Analysis | 1/31/2019

Sprint's CEO waits for T-Mobile merger in order to compete with AT&T and Verizon at scale on 5G, but needs to bulk up Sprint's network at the same time.

Verizon Gets Serious About Edge Computing
News Analysis | 1/31/2019

Verizon's edge computing tests could signal that the nation's largest wireless network operator is serious about the possibilities around edge computing, and could well invest money into a commercial deployment of the technology.

Charter CEO: 'Spectrum Mobile Is Ramping Up'
News Analysis | 1/31/2019

Operator adds 113,000 mobile lines in Q4 as new product starts to take a bigger role in Charter's triple-play bundle.

Elliott Ups Telecom Italia Stake as It Battles Vivendi for Control
News Analysis | 1/31/2019

Activist investor raises stake in Italian phone incumbent in a move slammed by rival shareholder Vivendi as 'opportunistic.'

Eurobites: BT Investors Nervous as Post-Patterson Era Kicks In
News Analysis | 1/31/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EU could lock Huawei out of Europe; Nokia bolsters leadership team; France lines up 5G auction for the fall; Com Hem sets broadband record.

India to Hold 5G Auction in June 2019
News Analysis | 1/31/2019

India's ambitions to launch 5G services in 2020 could be dealt a blow by market realities.

Nokia CEO Warns of Sluggish 5G Growth in 2019
News Analysis | 1/31/2019

Nokia finishes the 2018 year on a high note but warns of a slow first quarter and a 'flattish' market this year among ongoing 5G challenges.

AT&T CEO: mmWave 5G Will Be Fixed Broadband Alternative in '3 to 5 Years'
News Analysis | 1/30/2019

AT&T will build 'mobile first' 5G over 2019-2020, but Randall Stephenson says mmWave 5G is poised to be 'true replacement opportunity' for wired broadband services in the future.

T-Mobile/Sprint Throw More Grease on Merger Wheels With New Call Center Promises
News Analysis | 1/30/2019

Likely in an attempt to garner more support for their proposed transaction, Sprint and T-Mobile announced that, if they are allowed to merge, the combined company will build five new call centers each creating 'an average of 1,000 new jobs.'

AT&T's Pay-TV Biz Takes Big Hit as Promotional Subs Flee
News Analysis | 1/30/2019

It shed 658K total video subs in Q4, including 403K satellite TV customers and 267K DirecTV Now OTT-TV subs as AT&T focuses on pay-TV profitability.

Apple Up as Markets Dwell on Bright Side
News Analysis | 1/30/2019

Shares in the iPhone maker rise as the company's investors applaud a strong services performance, but the devices business remains on shaky ground.

Telenor Won't Raise Capex as It Gets 5G-Ready
News Analysis | 1/30/2019

Norwegian incumbent plans to reduce capital expenditure as a percentage of sales during the first part of the 5G era as it remains focused on cost-cutting and digitalization.

Samsung's Top US Executive Is Leaving
News Analysis | 1/29/2019

Tim Baxter announced on social media he is retiring from the company and will be replaced by Young Hoon Eom.

This Hospital Is Installing 5G for One Big Reason: Getting Rid of Wires
News Analysis | 1/29/2019

While image processing, real-time patient monitoring and remote surgery are marquee 5G applications, Rush University Medical Center's needs are more basic.

Verizon CEO Expects Standard 5G Phones First, '5G Home' CPE to Follow in 2019
News Analysis | 1/29/2019

As Verizon ups its capex from the $17 billion to $18 billion range for 2019.

Huawei's Ills Don't Guarantee Good Times for Ericsson, Nokia
Morris Lore | 1/29/2019

A US-led campaign against the world's biggest equipment maker does not mean Ericsson and Nokia are destined for success.

Eurobites: EU Must Act as One on Huawei, Says French Minister
News Analysis | 1/29/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telenor extends its 5G pilot program; why Brexit could boost sales of Android phones in the UK; Telefónica's green bond.

Huawei Hits Out at DoJ Amid Global Backlash
News Analysis | 1/29/2019

Huawei again lashes out at the treatment of its CFO as Australia's TPG halts mobile rollout with the Chinese vendor and Germany's Deutsche Telekom frets about the cost of replacing it.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Ericsson, Huawei & Vodafone
LRTV Documentaries | 1/29/2019

This week: Ericsson and Vodafone's numbers examined, plus Huawei's continuing travails.

AT&T's Ad Spending Surges Amid 5G Marketing Efforts
News Analysis | 1/28/2019

AT&T has dramatically increased spending on TV advertising in recent weeks, in part to highlight its new '5G E' services, shelling out some $73 million on its 'Just OK Is Not Ok' campaign of late.

Huawei Controversy Pits Spooks Against CSPs
Morris Lore | 1/28/2019

Vodafone's CEO wants a more high-level debate about the security implications of using Huawei's equipment. In the current climate, he may have his work cut out for him.

Eurobites: Activist Investor Pushes for Telenor Towers Spin-Off
News Analysis | 1/28/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica, SEAT and friends form connected-car collective; Openreach expands its fiber army; Aria Network has new boss.

The Curious Case of Reddit's Bandwidth Hog
DanoVision | 1/28/2019

A few days ago I received some very interesting data: Reddit's Android app was consuming a crazy amount of cellular data each month. After a bit of research and legwork, I think I figured out what is going on.

Verizon Media Cuts Jobs, Has No Growth Plans to Share
The Philter | 1/28/2019

Verizon Media cuts jobs and leans on the 23-year-old Yahoo brand as the most stable thing in its portfolio. What's next as 5G networks start covering the US? VM is mum about its 'plans for growth and innovation.'

T-Mobile, Xumo Teaming on 'Snackable' Video App for Metro Prepaid Service
News Analysis | 1/25/2019

They clarify report that they are close to launching a much grander, free, ad-supported mobile TV service.

Ericsson Sees Light at End of Digital Services Tunnel
News Analysis | 1/25/2019

Despite a snafu at the BSS unit, Ericsson's digital services division has recorded its best sales performance since Ekholm took charge.

The FCC Closes First 5G Auction With $703M in Bids
News Analysis | 1/25/2019

THe FCC will announce the date of the 24GHz 5G auction next week, which is expected to follow the 28GHz auction in short order.

Eurobites: Vodafone Presses 'Pause' Button on Huawei Gear
News Analysis | 1/25/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Q3 revenue down at Vodafone; Poland also set to ban Huawei from 5G networks; Open Fiber turns to Nokia for Italian job.

Ericsson Hails First Annual Sales Growth Since 2013 as 5G Comes Calling
News Analysis | 1/25/2019

Despite ongoing problems at its digital services business, the Swedish equipment vendor managed a small operating profit for 2018 as customers in several markets began investing in 5G.

C Spire Adds Another 5G Service to Its Toolbox
News Analysis | 1/24/2019

C Spire is offering another fixed wireless internet technology, this time using 28GHz spectrum and Phazr equipment. But it doesn't adhere to the 3GPP 5G NR standard.

Huawei Looks to Make Its 5G Mark With Balong 5000 Modem & Phone at MWC
News Analysis | 1/24/2019

Huawei says the modem will support 2G, 3G, 4G and sub6 and millimeter wave flavors of 5G.

All Major Tower Companies Are Sniffing Around Edge Computing
News Analysis | 1/24/2019

The noise around edge computing appears to have built to a crescendo as virtually all of the nation's major cell tower companies are in various stages of testing out the technology.

Vodafone Meets IBM: 5G Dream Team or Culture Clash?
News Analysis | 1/24/2019

The telco and the IT giant could either give the 5G market a huge boost or demonstrate that partnerships between industry titans are not a good idea.

Nokia Poaches Fran Heeran From Vodafone
News Analysis | 1/24/2019

Vodafone's head of cloud and automation has jumped ship to rejoin Nokia's telco cloud team.

AT&T's Cloud Outlook Evolves Amid 5G Buildout
News Analysis | 1/24/2019

AT&T's new mobile 5G network 'is our first deployment where we can really say that 5G was born in the cloud,' explained AT&T's Alicia Abella.

Should Satellite Companies Be in Charge of Selling Their 5G Spectrum?
News Analysis | 1/23/2019

Satellite is sitting on a treasure trove of prime, mid-band spectrum that could be used for 5G, but it's stirring a big debate. What is the best way to move that spectrum from satellite providers to actual 5G users?

Verizon, Using AT&T's 5G Definition, Stakes a Bold Coverage Claim
News Analysis | 1/23/2019

Verizon said it has 5G, as defined by some, in 1,500 markets. But what are they really measuring? Also, what is a market, anyway?

Telefónica UK Gets a Tighter Grip on Automation
News Analysis | 1/23/2019

In line with the strategy of its parent, Telefónica's UK operation is looking for ways to introduce more automated processes and boost customer satisfaction, a combination that lead it to deploy Nokia's Service Operation Center (SOC) system.

Nokia at Risk of China Ban – Analyst
News Analysis | 1/23/2019

Finnish vendor could be locked out of Chinese market if Huawei continues to face restrictions in other parts of the world, says MKM Partners analyst.

Eurobites: Telefónica Confirms Talks to Offload Central American Operations
News Analysis | 1/23/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BICS reports on roaming trends; 5G will bring more enterprise opportunities, predicts Amdocs study; Liberty-Millicom deal on shaky ground.

Vodafone, O2 Hint at UK Towers Sale in 5G Update
News Analysis | 1/23/2019

The UK mobile operators are exploring a 'monetization' of their towers joint venture and will further unwind their active network-sharing deal with the rollout of 5G services.

Cable & Wireless: A Tale of Two Capex Scenarios in 2019
News Analysis | 1/22/2019

Wireless capex is poised to rise in 2019 while cable capital spending falls as MSOs wrap up some major projects and spend less on set-tops, according to a new forecast from MoffettNathanson.

Can LoRa Withstand the Cellular Stampede?
News Analysis | 1/22/2019

Defying predictions it would be trampled by cellular IoT, LoRa technology has continued to secure business. But can it become a multi-billion-device technology?

AT&T Promotes Its 3 Pillars for Business 5G
News Analysis | 1/22/2019

Mobile 5G, edge computing and fixed wireless are the special sauce for business 5G right now, according to AT&T.

Forget 28GHz, the 24GHz Auction Is the One to Watch
News Analysis | 1/22/2019

If 5G is the biggest thing since sliced bread, why is the nation's first 5G spectrum auction drawing so little interest among bidders?

Eurobites: Regulator Rejects TIM's Fixed-Line Spin-Off Proposal
News Analysis | 1/21/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Lorenzo oils TIM's revenue wheels; Iliad invests in sovereign service provider; Dutch tread carefully on the Huawei front.

Huawei Founder Warns of Job Cuts – Report
News Analysis | 1/21/2019

Ren Zhengfei says the Chinese vendor needs to prepare for a gloomier outlook because of the backlash it is facing outside China.

AT&T Low-Band 5G to Arrive With Samsung Phone in 2H19
News Analysis | 1/18/2019

Many of AT&T's low-band sites are 5G-ready now but will wait for a compatible phone before commercial service in 2H19.

T-Mobile Grabs Ericsson Exec to Lead 5G Strategy
News Analysis | 1/18/2019

T-Mobile took a page out of Verizon's playbook by hiring a former Ericsson executive to lead its 5G networking efforts.

Block Huawei at Your Peril, China Threatens Canada – Report
News Analysis | 1/18/2019

China's ambassador is reported to have said Canada will face 'repercussions' if it bows to US pressure to exclude Huawei from its 5G networks.

Tick-Tock, or Why 5G Must Happen Soon in the US
Column | 1/18/2019

The reason for timely deployment of 5G and new spectrum is perfectly simple – LTE is expected to start to hit a wall around 2022 or so.

Eurobites: Telecom Italia Issues Profits Warning
News Analysis | 1/18/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica plots asset sales in Central America; Oxford University says no to more Huawei cash; Telia board change; no-deal Brexit will curb BBC channel distribution.

CBRS Players Begin to Fret Over Government Shutdown
News Analysis | 1/17/2019

The government shutdown is already the longest on record, and there's no end in sight. And that situation is starting to make some players in the wireless industry – particularly those in the 3.5GHz CBRS space – a little nervous.

IBM, Vodafone Strike $550M Cloud Deal
News Analysis | 1/17/2019

US tech giant and UK telco team up to provide cloud and networking services to European business customers.

Eurobites: Now Germany Gets the Huawei Heebie-Jeebies
News Analysis | 1/17/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: OTE sells stake in Telekom Albania; Orange cuts ribbon on Guiana-Martinique link; WorldRemit sets up shop in South Africa.

Nokia Targets 1,330 Job Cuts in Europe
News Analysis | 1/17/2019

Having previously revealed that 350 jobs would go in Finland, Nokia has indicated that another 980 are on the line in France and Germany.

FCC 28GHz 5G Auction Is at $697.4M, but 5G Trial Problems Emerge
News Analysis | 1/16/2019

The FCC's experimental licensing system is out of action for the duration of the US government shutdown.

US Lawmakers Intro Bill Banning Sale of Tech to Huawei & ZTE
News Analysis | 1/16/2019

Proposed law arrives amid rising US government fears that the China-based telecom companies have violated sanctions and are a threat to national security.

Darkness Gathers Over T-Mobile/Sprint Merger
News Analysis | 1/16/2019

After months of mostly positive signs surrounding the proposed merger between T-Mobile and Sprint, problems are emerging.

Huawei Founder Fails to Put Minds at Rest
Morris Lore | 1/16/2019

Ren Zhengfei's answers to questions during a rare meeting with reporters will not silence Huawei's critics.

A 5G Device Timeline for 2019
News Analysis | 1/16/2019

2019 is all about Android, as 5G smartphones begin to arrive.

Podcast: What in the 5G World Happened at CES?
The Philter | 1/16/2019

There was a lot to see in Las Vegas last week, but was there anything said that we had never heard before? Phil Harvey and Mike Dano discuss the week's activities and parse each major carrier's 5G progress following CES 2019.

Eurobites: Deutsche Telekom Denies T-Systems Asset Sale
News Analysis | 1/16/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Turk Telekom tests Nokia's machine-learning technology for 5G; Orange and Groupama form home surveillance JV; reversal of fortune for Qualcomm in German court.

5G Stuck in Slow Lane Beyond Consumer Biz
Morris Lore | 1/15/2019

The next-generation mobile technology was supposed to be about new enterprise services opportunities. But where are they?

Nokia to Slash 350 Finnish Jobs in Savings Drive
News Analysis | 1/15/2019

Latest cuts form part of the Finnish vendor's plan to reduce annual operating costs by €700 million in the next two years.

5G in the USA: A Post-CES Update
News Analysis | 1/14/2019

The 5G train is up and running in the US.

T-Mobile Quietly Confirms 5G Network in 30 Cities
News Analysis | 1/14/2019

T-Mobile promised to roll out 5G nationwide on its 600MHz spectrum by 2020, but it already has some 5G services in action. All it lacks are compatible smartphones.

New Household Formation Vital to Cable's Broadband Growth Story in US
News Analysis | 1/14/2019

Penetration rates still matter, but new household formation trends play a significant role in determining how much runway lies ahead, analyst says.

5G4REAL: Dano's CES Round-Up
LRTV Documentaries | 1/14/2019

Light Reading's new 5G hire, Mike Dano, discusses the key 5G takeaways from CES and sets the scene for MWC 2019.

Telecom Italia Chairman Blasts Vivendi as Shareholder Dispute Continues
News Analysis | 1/14/2019

The clash between Vivendi and Elliott over the management of Italy's biggest operator shows no sign of ending and remains a huge distraction from the company's operational challenges.

FCC 28GHz 5G Auction Bids Now at $695.04M
News Analysis | 1/11/2019

The 5G auction carries on, with bid increases slowing, as the FCC holds 138 licenses outstanding.

Sprint Gets Cozy With 5G Enterprise Testbeds
LRTV Interviews | 1/11/2019

Jan Geldmacher, president of Sprint Business, gets his customers ready for 5G applications with testbeds that help businesses put low-latency and high-bandwidth network applications to the test, giving them a leg up on IoT and other business deployments.

CES 2019: 5G Under Glass
News Analysis | 1/11/2019

You could look at, but not touch, the (mostly) prototype 5G devices on the show floor at CES in Las Vegas.

The Leading Lights Awards Are Back!
News Analysis | 1/11/2019

Yes, it's that time of the year again already, folks! Get cracking on your submission for Light Reading's annual awards before you catch MWC fever – there's a category (or three) for everyone!

Eurobites: Norway Contemplates Huawei Freeze-Out
News Analysis | 1/11/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom and Ericsson achieve 40 Gbit/s over mmWave; rent stalemate threatens UK 5G rollout; Telenor Maritime welcomes new CEO aboard.

CES 2019: Wireless Networks Will (Someday) Need to Make a Quantum Leap
News Analysis | 1/11/2019

Need for a quantum-powered Internet isn't imminent or anything — it's far, far off — but let's go ahead and slap a '6G' label on it for now.

CES Is Only a 5G Scene-Setter for MWC
News Analysis | 1/11/2019

As far as 5G goes, the main event will be in Barcelona.

Why India Is Unlikely to Ban Huawei
News Analysis | 1/11/2019

While the Chinese vendors have been excluded from some other markets, India will probably not follow suit.

AT&T Expands Edge Computing Testing to Enterprise Use Cases
News Analysis | 1/10/2019

The carrier sees its 5G network technology and edge computing designs as useful to power everything from autonomous driving to video monitoring in smart cities.

CES 2019: The Phony 5G Wars
LRTV Interviews | 1/10/2019

Recapping the tech-fest in Vegas, Light Reading's Dan Jones, Mike Dano and Jeff Baumgartner discuss the clash between US mobile operators over what is – and isn't – true 5G, and cable's '10G' tilt.

Vodafone Spain to Cut up to 1,200 Jobs
News Analysis | 1/10/2019

Spanish part of the Vodafone empire launches a consultation with employee representatives, warning that up to a quarter of jobs could disappear as it struggles to boost profitability.

Ericsson Will Take $860M Hit to Prop Up Digital Services
News Analysis | 1/10/2019

Shares in the Swedish equipment vendor fall sharply after it warns of write downs and further job losses at its troublesome digital services business.

AT&T's New Nationwide, Mobile 5G Timeline
News Analysis | 1/10/2019

The carrier said it would offer nationwide 5G services by 2020 and its spectrum choice reveals some critical details about its coverage plans and its ability to compete with T-Mobile.

CES 2019: Cable's 10G Tech 'Will Work'
News Analysis | 1/10/2019

Early trials prove that Full Duplex DOCSIS tech is real and poised to help cable operators deliver symmetrical 10-Gig speeds on their widely deployed HFC networks, top industry execs say.

Podcast: Apple Warns Things Might Get Boring
The Philter | 1/9/2019

Apple isn't selling as many iPhones as it previously expected, but is that a reason to think the company is in big trouble?

AT&T's Donovan Defends the Carrier's 5G Fibs
News Analysis | 1/9/2019

The exec said the dodgy label is all about indicating to subscribers that they are no longer connected to a 'traditional' 4G network.

Verizon's 5G CES Keynote: T-Shirts, But No Beef
LRTV Documentaries | 1/9/2019

Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg's keynote centered on the 'eight currencies' of 5G, but offered little in the way of new insight into Verizon's plans for network rollouts and 5G-powered devices.

T-Mobile Breaks Records Again With 2.4M New Connections
News Analysis | 1/9/2019

The fastest-growing operator in the US is still putting its smartphone rivals to shame. But with 5G and a potential Sprint merger on the horizon, how long can such growth last?

Huawei Controlled Firm That Sold to Iran – Reuters
News Analysis | 1/9/2019

A Reuters report uncovers documents that establish close links between Huawei and companies that breached US sanctions through deals in the Middle East.

2019: Samsung Gets Busy With 5G in US
News Analysis | 1/9/2019

In 2019, Samsung will help AT&T with mobile 5G and break out its millimeter wave frequency box.

Verizon, AT&T Spar Over 5G Service Names, Marketing
News Analysis | 1/8/2019

New ads call attention to the industry's longstanding practice of calling everything something that it's not, based on new tech specs that no one measures up to yet.

Samsung Issues Profit Warning
News Analysis | 1/8/2019

Apple's not the only one suffering a slowdown.

Eurobites: Sky Takes a Stake in Synamedia
News Analysis | 1/8/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Infracapital acquires half of SSE Enterprise Telecoms; Amazon teams up with HERE for connected cars; BBC plays catch-up with its catch-up service; TIM hires new trio; Ericsson tests 5G with T-Mobile US and Intel.

LR Teams With SCTE on Webinar Series
Breznick Unbound | 1/7/2019

In close partnership with SCTE|ISBE, Light Reading will host and produce 'Live Learnings for Professionals' seminars on cable tech topics each month, starting with a January 17 webcast on improving the home networking experience.

NCTA Trademarks '10G'
News Analysis | 1/7/2019

Move over, 5G. CableLabs and Cable Europe also get behind the brand they'll use to identify the industry's push toward HFC networks that can deliver speeds of 10 Gbit/s.

8K TVs to Creep Into US Market in 2019
News Analysis | 1/7/2019

Just 200,000 8K sets expected to ship this year, compared to 22 million 4K TVs, according to the Consumer Technology Association (CTA).

5G Auction Carries On Despite US Government Shutdown
News Analysis | 1/4/2019

The 28GHz 5G auction rolls on as 'most operations' cease at FCC and Pai ducks out of CES again.

T-Mobile US Lags Rivals in 5G, Finds T-Mobile Survey
News Analysis | 1/4/2019

A survey sponsored by T-Mobile puts it behind 'Dumb and Dumber' in the 5G leadership stakes and points to some enthusiasm for the next-generation technology in the US market.

Cable to Tout '10G' at CES
The Bauminator | 1/4/2019

'The Future of the Broadband Network' panel to talk up industry's vision toward symmetrical 10Gbit/s broadband technologies, counter the 5G hype.

Dish Shares Fall Into an Upgrade
News Analysis | 1/3/2019

Industry analyst Craig Moffett bumps Dish from 'Sell' to 'Neutral' as stock price hits a point that reflects the upside of a spectrum sale and the risk of an expensive 5G network buildout.

Eurobites: Pressure Grows on German Govt to Sell Stake in Deutsche Telekom
News Analysis | 1/3/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Apple downgrade causes ripples in Europe; Accedo raises another $17 million; DZS completes Keymile buy.

Have Devices Overtaken Networks as Huawei's Biggest Unit?
Morris Lore | 1/2/2019

Figures released by the Chinese equipment giant suggest it is becoming increasingly reliant on its gadget-making consumer division for sales growth.

SKT Eyes Broadcasting Role for 5G
News Analysis | 1/2/2019

South Korea's biggest mobile operator continues to work on bringing 5G technology into markets outside the traditional consumer business.

Deutsche Telekom Sues Regulator Over 5G Rules – Report
News Analysis | 1/2/2019

Germany's biggest operator is unhappy about coverage obligations and rules that would force it to open its 5G network to asset-light rivals, according to local press reports.

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