Japanese operator provides a financial update for the next few years that may underwhelm those expecting more from 5G.
The need to deploy infrastructure to support 5G services is having an impact on just about every smart cities discussion and plan. Even when 5G isn't on the menu, some cities are asking for multi-decade public-partnerships, a chance for someone to influence the next major tech transition.
2.5GHz network capacity will be Sprint's 5G advantage, CEO Michel Combes said on company's fiscal Q2 call.
As the operator adds 1.6 million net customers for its Q3.
Exec says cable's spending levels on new mobile services isn't scalable and believes that most of their subs are coming from Verizon.
The usual suspects assemble once more in order to record their incoherent ramblings for your pleasure.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica's AI commandments; Colt cozies up to Oracle; BT's security boss quits; Elisa's clean air on a 5G string.
AT&T's 5G 'puck' is a Netgear mobile hotspot.
Heavy Reading's Alan Breznick and Light Reading's Jeff Baumgartner discuss the tech topics that resonated in Atlanta at SCTE's annual confab, including Full Duplex DOCSIS, expanded spectrum DOCSIS, distributed access architectures, AI, and what critical role cable might play in the 5G era.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telia achieves 600Gbit/s 'milestone' with Infinera; Turin's 5G remote-controlled car; MTN user numbers up in Q3.
Kristian Pullola, Nokia's chief financial officer, says enterprise activities are offsetting a decline at the mainstream telecom business as he prepares for a new round of cost cutting.
Short of removing broadband equipment from the proposed new tariffs, Arris seeks more time to make changes to its complex supply chain.
The 5G race between AT&T and Verizon heats up as we hit the last quarter of the year. But it's still mostly a war of words.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT down after Jansen appointment; Orange's data center plans; Proximus raises guidance.
The White House makes access to more spectrum a priority as 5G looms in the US.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone second to claim UK 5G first; cost savings boost Orange earnings; Airtel Africa attracts $1.25 billion investment; and ADVA swings to third-quarter profit.
Latest restructuring plan comes as the Finnish equipment vendor reports an improvement in margins at its networks business for the recent third quarter.
Verizon picks hurricane-buffetted Panama City in Florida as its fifth fixed 5G city.
In keynote talks at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo, NCTA CEO Michael Powell and Cox CTO Kevin Hart belittle 5G's promise and play up cable's 10 Gig broadband potential.
UK telecom regulator says beamforming could transform the fixed wireless business case as governments are accused of treating spectrum like a 'cash cow.'
AT&T sticks to $22 billion capex estimation as it continues 5G and 4G deployments.
Government-backed wholesale operator says there would be more 'effective outcomes' if operators shared 5G infrastructure.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: KPN slides in Q3 while Telenor holds steady; TIM tries out Amazon's Alexa; Huawei hopes new lab will win regulators' confidence.
Ericsson looks in better shape than it has been for years, but the good times might not last.
The Broadband Forum is handing over recommendations for a converged 5G core network that would address fixed as well as mobile network needs.
But 4G wireless bolsters Verizon's numbers, as Oath unit expected to miss 2020 targets.
Mobile operator thinks 5G technology could be used to provide high-speed connectivity for a quarter of German properties.
The chipset, however, won't start sampling until 2020, pushing 5G small cells further out commercially.
Ericsson's Group CTO Erik Ekudden discusses 5G partnerships, the growing importance of edge computing and the use of machine learning (ML) tools.
DT's edge computing startup MobiledgeX and SKT's quantum cryptography specialist ID Quantique to be the grateful recipients.
A proposed standard aims to allow upgrades to legacy technologies like DOCSIS, or new capabilities, such as 5G or PON, to be snapped into a generic (and modular) node housing.
Indicates MSO concern about limitations of millimeter wave spectrum versus mid-band for 5G, analyst says.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: WiFi in the driving seat; European Commission approves Microsoft's GitHub acquisition; Apelo finds a berth in the Balkans.
Dzuban discusses what topics will be buzzing as the cable industry goes down to Georgia next week for the annual Cable-Tec Expo, and how ongoing industry consolidation is causing SCTE to evolve as an organization.
Scandinavian telco is on track to realize cost-saving targets this year despite disappointment at its main Swedish operation.
T-Mobile wants ensure 'dual-connectivity' works, so that users can always remain connected on 4G or 5G, ahead of its 2019 5G launch.
Phazr gets FCC approval and the CE mark.
Revelations about a corruption scandal that could land Ericsson with a hefty fine overshadowed the Swedish vendor's return to quarterly net profits for the first time since 2016.
Facebook's Terragraph technology may have a hard time against 5G in the markets it hopes to address.
New initiatives bring IP onto the platform for end-to-end services up to Layer 3 but also support remaining base of TDM offerings better.
Italian incumbent looks outside the traditional vendor community to solve its latest mobile network challenge.
Swedish vendor confirms involvement with group that wants to end the dominance of the incumbent equipment suppliers in the radio access network.
The operator, however, is still planning to use fixed mmWave 5G basestations for its tests in Atlanta, Hawaii, and – most probably – Los Angeles.
Deutsche Telekom, Intel and MobiledgeX to lead a new Telecom Infra Project (TIP) group focused on APIs that will enable developers to write apps able to run on edge computing resources.
Broadband Success Partners Principal Jack Burton says 5G represents a great opportunity for cable MSOs to work with 5G network operators and provide not only backhaul, but facilities -- real estate on poles, towers in headends and central offices. Cable's proximity to the customer could provide them a revenue source tied to 5G and edge computing, as well as a long-term hedge against obsolescence.
Major European provider will lay out the strategy behind its new Vodafone TV streaming service at Light Reading's Cable Next-Gen Europe event in London next month.
Marco Rubio and Mark Warner have written to Canada's prime minister and urged him to stop Huawei from selling 5G products in Canada.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: KPN braces for cuts; eSIM pioneer raises £18 million; Eleven Sports challenges UK soccer taboo.
As actual 5G services are starting to arrive, what does 'commercial' 5G network actually mean right now?
The legislative environment now seems to have roadblocks up against fiber deployment, according to Brian Daniels, Zayo's senior VP of strategic networks. He said there's a need for standard fees and permanent processes to help multiple tenants use a city's light poles and other infrastructure so several carriers can efficiently provide competitive services in cities.
Verizon's director of optical transport network architecture, design and planning talks about why millimeter wave technology works so well to deliver a home broadband service, and how Verizon intends to reach more places with 5G even where adding new fiber isn't feasible.
FCC sought a middle-ground, but not everyone is thrilled with the decision to go with county-sized Priority Access Licenses.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom in augmented reality deal; Zayo expands in Europe; Dialog workers transfer to Apple.
Deutsche Telekom becomes the first European operator to make a firm 5G coverage commitment.
AT&T's VP of converged access and device technology discusses the 5G network buildout and how the carrier's focus on mobile experiences shapes its decisions on fiber use and edge networking as it races to deliver an 'immersive consumer experience.'
App will support four simultaneous video streams, is akin to 'live television without a television,' AT&T Communications CEO John Donovan says.
Deutsche Telekom claims 80% of its mobile network is 5G ready as it prepares for a 2020 commercial launch, but the transition to full-blown 5G will require a lot more effort.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: VEON terminates Jazz, Bangalink offer; MegaFon CEO steps down; San Marino revs its 5G engines; Sigfox strikes deal with Paessler.
AT&T will not use just mmWave for its mobile 5G.
In a new report published in partnership with SCTE/ISBE, Light Reading spells out what cable operators are doing with fiber now and what they plan to do with it in the future.
Accenture's Jeff Wang and Tejas Rao talk to Light Reading's Phil Harvey about how Accenture is helping clients make the most of the investments needed to evolve and deploy their 5G networks.
Japanese telco says investments in NFV have already led to cost reductions and better service reliability as it plots the next phase of investment.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: GDPR fines ahoy; Dasan Zhone acquires Germany's Keymile; Orange Bank gets new CEO; Vodafone ad banned.
Radcom slashes sales guidance for the current fiscal year, blaming delays to the rollout of NFV by service provider customers.
Chinese vendor is now expected to participate in 5G trials in two cities after it previously missed out on an invitation.
Through its work with vendors, Verizon is expecting to have 5G mmWave radio integrated with its baseband unit available sometime in 2019.
Telco also unleashes symmetrical 200 Mbit/s as its introductory residential speed tier.
This week: Chinese whispers; 5G flannel; and net neutrality noises off.
With one of its most important software updates coming up this month, Aqsacom CEO Gilles Blanc discusses his company's background, technology edge and why 5G is so challenging to cyber-intelligence firms.
Accenture's Jeff Wang and Tejas Rao talk to Light Reading's Phil Harvey about how Accenture is uniquely positioned to help clients in the journey to 5G.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EC approves Tele2-Com Hem merger; CityFibre/Vodafone rollout expands; Deutsche Telekom turns to AI for fiber rollout.
Further innovation is needed if optical transport networks are to support traffic growth and there was plenty of evidence at a recent ECOC workshop that key work is already underway.
T-Mobile's prepaid arm promises mobile 5G next year.
A report from Bloomberg, alleging China infiltrated servers used by the US government, could spell further trouble for Huawei and ZTE.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Is BT in talks with Apple over TV deal? Mobily punished for not employing enough Saudis; class action against Google blocked in UK.
In this last of a three-blog series, we will explore the potential for cable operators and other broadband providers to work with their OTT and access rivals.
That's one of the looming technology and business challenges that Light Reading will tackle on November 6 at our inaugural Cable Next-Gen Europe conference in London.
Chipmaker to show off 3GPP 5G at CES, as FCC looks over new rules for the CBRS band.
Cloud connections, not video or 5G, will be the global network operator's growth drive.
Strong sales of memory chips appear responsible for the big increase in operating profits at Samsung in the recent third quarter.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telia gets GET; Colt extends Dublin network; Net Insight reshapes top team; Deutsche Telekom smartens up facilities management.
The 5G market is set to take off soon, and vendors are racing to make their first 5G radio access network (RAN) offerings available.
Verizon's plan to cull $10 billion in costs from its operations is getting very real now. First, thin out the ranks of old, middle-manager types.
In the second part of his CXO interview, Eric Hutchinson talks about AI, cybersecurity and the humanizing factor of the test company's strategic shift.
The merger between 3 and Wind was supposed to create an Italian mobile heavyweight. But after Italy's 5G auction this week, that company is on the ropes.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange extends telematics deal; Telia goes smart metering; Ireland guns for Facebook.
Yves Bellego, director of network strategy at Orange, explains how the operator is approaching automation, how it has developed a data lake and the ongoing challenges associated with NFV.
An Italian auction of 5G spectrum raises $4.6 billion more than its government had budgeted. That's great news for the government, but not so good for Italy's operators.
Pai says 6GHz proposal will give WiFi wings, while a change in CBRS rules could encourage 5G networks.
Telecom operators need leaders with the visionary flair of Elon Musk, but attracting them is easier said than done.
'It's a standard, Jim, but not as we know it.' Orange pleads for operator consensus around NFV infrastructure, orchestration and automation requirements, but will that be enough to create scale and meet developer needs?
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telia commits to 5G launch in early 2019; Sigfox grows its network; KPN's new hire; Orange lands in-flight connectivity deal.
Finland's 5G auction has left each mobile operator with a sizable chunk of spectrum and not come at a crippling cost.
An Italian spectrum auction risks crippling telcos on the brink of 5G rollout and should serve as a warning to other European authorities.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Huawei helps Monaco go 'nationwide' with 5G; Vodafone brings gigabit broadband to Bavaria; Deutsche Telekom beefs up LTE coverage in Hesse.
It's here! Commercial 5G arrives in the US with the launch of Verizon's fixed wireless service, which is initially based on in-house tech specs.