Prajakta Joshi says 5G deployments will provide huge opportunities for women in comms.
Apple's iPhone 11 is virtually indistinguishable from the iPhone XS, but CEO Tim Cook has been 'thrilled' by the response to it in the run-up to Halloween.
China Mobile is selling 5G at a 30% discount to 4G – and that's just one of the reasons that 5G in China could expand far more quickly than in the US and elsewhere.
The UK telecom incumbent is on track to meet full-year targets but faces growing investment challenges and pricing concerns.
The impact of 5G in South Korea should offer some encouragement to operators that are just launching the technology.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Swisscom on the down-slope in Q3; T-Systems forges blockchain link with Malta; Telia bankrolls Finnish fiber rollout.
A group of US-based tech companies is accusing Ericsson and Huawei of trying to delay WiFi 6 by asking the FCC to include the 6GHz spectrum band in an ITU study.
Boingo, which manages WiFi and cellular networks inside large venues around the country, is preparing to enter the 5G world, CEO Mike Finley explains.
AT&T reduced the cost of its cheapest unlimited plan by $5/month, following a similar move by Verizon just three months ago.
A new report indicates that Apple could release three new iPhones next year that all support 5G across spectrum bands ranging from 700MHz to 28GHz.
Finnish vendor is under pressure to reduce 5G product costs after choosing expensive components and being let down by a supplier.
The cost of running new 5G networks in parallel with older systems could be huge, according to the latest research.
AT&T reduced its capital expenditure from $23 billion this year to $20 billion next year, and Verizon also reported capex figures lower than some analysts expected. What does that mean for 5G? That's unclear.
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has a difficult decision to make about exactly how to auction C-Band spectrum for 5G. Hanging in the balance are potentially billions of dollars.
China's telcos will be hoping 5G provides some uplift after reporting another set of weak results.
Scott and Iain from Light Reading are joined by returning special guest telecoms analyst William Webb this week.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UK poised to let Huawei remain; Telecom Italia plans digital renaissance; EE beats Vodafone in Birmingham.
Indian authorities say telcos owe them another $13.9 billion in various fees. The bill could drive one player out of business.
T-Mobile touts another solid quarter as company remains confident the Sprint merger will get done early next year.
The FCC moved forward on a proceeding that would ban some US telecom companies from purchasing equipment from Chinese suppliers. The agency also proposed ripping existing Chinese equipment out of US networks.
CEO says he won't leave in 2020, but AT&T is looking for new CEO candidates in the longer term.
The Chinese vendor's profits have recovered after it was struck by fines and trade sanctions last year, but its sales remain smaller than in 2016.
Verizon's fiber-based broadband and video platform chalks up sluggish data sub gains with so-so video sub losses once again in its Q3 earnings report.
Weak profitability at the Finnish vendor's fledgling 5G business leaves it vulnerable to a market share grab by its main European rival.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: ARM extends helping hand to Huawei; Kellner's empire grows; Ofcom plots next 5G auction.
Ericsson's Niklas Heuveldop said he's trying to shift the company's focus in the US from just selling equipment to removing obstacles for the company's customers in general.
Verizon's Hans Vestberg says the company's remodeled '5G Home' product is poised for a resurgence in the second half of next year.
Verizon and Sprint execs weigh in on what will change in mobile networks – and what's possible – when moving from a 4G to 5G network core.
Pivotal will release its first commercial millimeter-wave 28GHz subscriber units in December this year.
Startup Aurora Insight said it raised $18 million in a Series A round of funding from the likes of Alsop Louie Partners, True Ventures, Tippet Venture Partners, Revolution’s Rise of the Rest Seed Fund, Promus Ventures, Alumni Ventures Group, ValueStream Ventures and Intellectus Partners.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Allison Kirkby heads back over the bridge; ARM plans to continue doing business with Huawei; Q3 revenue falls at Proximus and KPN.
Sprint confirmed that its first 5G customers are consuming three to five times more data than its 4G customers. This certainly indicates demand, but it also raises questions about how operators will profit from 5G.
The ailing equipment vendor suffers its tenth consecutive quarter of decline in the service provider market and is losing market share, according to one analyst.
Light Reading's Mike Dano and Phil Harvey recap MWC Los Angeles. The show touted big business as a 5G catalyst. So where were the enterprise heavy hitters?
China's broadband market has been in a funk, but improvements could be around the corner.
Squeezed out of business with rival Telia, the Chinese vendor could suffer another setback unless Telenor opts for a single-vendor 5G strategy.
The Finnish vendor appears to have lost its way against Huawei and Ericsson in the 5G market and is under serious pressure to prove its doubters wrong.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange promotes startups and more in Russia and Senegal; ADVA's Q3 hit by US trade policy; Deutsche Telekom defends its smart speaker set-up.
Finnish vendor was trading at its lowest point in at least five years this morning after a gloomy update and signs it is struggling against 5G rivals.
The US Department of Defense released its plans to test 5G technology for applications such as VR training and warehouse logistics.
Verizon and Corning plan to install 5G in Corning's fiber-making plant in Hickory, N.C., to test what the technology can do in a manufacturing environment.
While some companies have been loudly touting their reliance on US suppliers, it's unclear how far that trend might progress before causing concerns among international suppliers.
T-Mobile said it will launch 5G on its 600MHz spectrum to 200 million Americans by the end of this year, ahead of previous expectations.
5G business models are emerging – including some pleasant surprises – even though the technology is still in its infancy.
The boss of France's biggest operator warns the industry that fragmentation of the market could be a costly disaster for the global 5G standard.
European and US operators announce a new roaming agreement that could spark the interest of customers with transatlantic operations.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telenor earnings down in Q3; Deutsche Telekom unit goes large on blockchain; Nokia's new switches tweaked for 5G cloud RAN.
Huawei VP says the company has started discussing the licensing of its 5G technology to a couple of unnamed US companies.
After getting burned using equipment from China's ZTE for a 4G upgrade, Gogo will tap Cisco, Airspan and First RF for a 5G network that will beam Internet connections to airplanes.
Sprint says its new 5G network is much faster than its 4G network, and bigger than any other 5G network in the country. But Sprint still argues that its merger with T-Mobile is necessary for a wider 5G network.
The Chinese equipment vendor has lost 20% of staff and is smaller than it was four years ago, but it keeps on going.
As the exclusive wireless partner for Disney+, Verizon will offer a free year of the OTT service to new and existing 4G and 5G unlimited subs, as well as to new Fios and 5G Home Internet customers.
Ericsson and Nokia remain extras on the set of China's mobile infrastructure drama, and Huawei's starring role supports its overseas ambitions.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Three UK pilots LPWA network; Ericsson wants to accelerate 5G RAN with Nvidia; BICS extends European footprint.
After receiving new promises from both Dish Network and T-Mobile, Colorado joined Mississippi in reversing its position and supporting the proposed merger of Sprint and T-Mobile.
Verizon turns to self installations and the 5G NR specification for its refreshed 5G Home fixed wireless Internet service.
Will the introduction of mobile number portability threaten China Mobile's dominant position?
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: VEON trials 5G in Kazakhstan; T-Systems launches private cloud trial with VMware; Openet and Evergent combine on BSS.
EdgePresence is joining a number of other data center providers in looking to build mini data centers in locations around the country.
Dish Network plans to release its third RFP for its planned 5G network, this one focusing on the physical work that will be required to install its antennas on top of cell towers.
The Indian operator continues to record dramatic increases in subscriber numbers, but customers are spending less.
Crown Castle's CEO said he doesn't see edge computing data centers 'playing a significant role in our long-term strategy.' Crown Castle's main rivals, American Tower and SBA Communications, are taking a different path.
Verizon is looking to purchase a number of spectrum licenses across the AWS-3 and mmWave bands, moves that show the operator continues to look for more spectrum holdings.
Declaring that local US governments are in 'dire need of universal fiber plans,' the Electronic Frontier Foundation props up FTTP as the 'superior choice for the 21st century.'
Singapore is pressing ahead with its rollout of 5G technology based on the newer, standalone variant.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BBC disbands virtual reality team; Nokia powers 5G at Helsinki mega-mall; OBS adds IoT to greenskeepers' armory.
The Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions is probing how to shore up security for the supply chain for 5G, action that arrives amid concerns over Chinese suppliers like Huawei and ZTE.
Yes, wireless operators in the US and elsewhere are building 5G networks. But how exactly they're going to make money from those networks remains a bit unclear.
The US software company adds the Spanish telco to its impressive list of investors as operators scout for alternatives to the big kit vendors.
Swedish equipment vendor expects 2020 sales to be at least 9% higher than last year's figure and has also raised guidance for profitability.
Heavy Reading principal analyst Sterling Perrin gives the lowdown on 5G transport network trends and seems shocked that timing and sychronization are sexy topics for the anyhaul specialists.
If you like cage matches, AI-powered killer robots and 1980s sci-fi movies, you'll love the Spectrum Collaboration Challenge from the Pentagon's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).
Juniper's CTO hails from Google, and is now working to steer the vendor through topics ranging from 5G to edge computing.
While edge computing in the mobile and 5G space remains a nascent area, companies such as Intel, EQT, SBA and EdgeConneX are all linked to deals or merger-and-acquisition chatter in this burgeoning sector.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UK skeptical on 5G; Brussels gets tough with Broadcom; giving small cells a makeover.
Chinese equipment giant posts dramatic growth in numbers despite US penalties.
Heavy Reading principal analyst Gabriel Brown discusses the latest trends in backhaul connectivity to support 5G strategies and the emerging importance of edge computing to mobile operators.
5G services could arrive quickly after an auction of important midband spectrum.
It's early days, but uneven performance is among the key takeaways highlighted in the first public, comprehensive and independent tests of US 5G networks by IHS Markit's RootMetrics.
FCC regulations haven't yet caught up with startups' 5G plans.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: CityFibre wants to engage on UK's FTTH future; KKR buys majority stake in Hyperoptic; Eurofins targets media industry.
Quectel tests 5G IoT mmWave module, AsusTek slated to use it in next-gen laptops.
It's not just about mobile, you know...
Celona, a startup stemming from CommScope's purchase of Ruckus, is targeting the market for enterprises building their own private 5G and LTE wireless networks, eschewing WiFi.
Apple is reportedly planning to release a 5G modem as early as 2022, possibly joining Samsung and Huawei in that select group and align with Apple's push to become a vertically integrated company.
Like old-fashioned rock and roll, 2G just refuses to die.
Authorities have allowed the controversial Chinese vendor to participate in demos at an industry event, suggesting it may be allowed into the country's 5G market.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: VodafoneZiggo virtualizes with Amdocs; Batelco analyzes with Ericsson; the Queen lays down the law on UK broadband.
ZenFi's CEO says that 1000s more small cells are waiting to be approved in the NYC area.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT launches 5G service; Amsterdam Internet Exchange upgrades with Pluribus; Ericsson helps fight diabetes in the UAE.
What were some of the key takeaways from Light Reading's 5G Transport & the Edge event in New York City? Two sober (just) editors chew the fat...
Verizon plans to make use of a new technology that would allow the operator to deploy 5G transmitters into locations where fiber is not available.
T-Mobile recently inked two separate agreements with two state attorneys general to get support for its proposed merger with Sprint. How far will T-Mobile go to get the deal approved?
Malaysia's fixed-line incumbent wants to be the country's only operator of a 5G network.
Recent deals signed by the likes of Telia, Three and Telecom Italia are under an uncomfortable spotlight after the publication of a new report about 5G security.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: MVNO Effortel lands bank job; EU considers new 'security paradigm'; European lobby groups want more flexibility on privacy regulations.
The GSMA expects to attract roughly the same number of attendees to its Los Angeles event – between 22,000 and 23,000 – this year as it did in 2018, despite the introduction of 5G in the US market.
AT&T plans to deploy standalone 5G in 2020, which will boost enterprise applications for 5G.
Some of the nation's biggest telecom companies – including AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and Dish Network – appear to be planning to participate in the FCC's upcoming mmWave spectrum auction. But big cable companies are missing in action.
Fiber saturation has dampened demand this year, but the arrival of 5G means the downturn may be short-lived.
A push into bundles is not going to guarantee success for the ailing UK telco amid a blizzard of competitive and regulatory challenges.
AT&T and Verizon have voiced support for the FCC's efforts to obtain accurate maps of broadband access in the US. But they argued 5G should not be included in those maps.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nuage Networks finds SD-WAN love in Bahrain; Vodafone closes stores, but not in the UK; MegaFon sets up e-commerce JV with Alibaba and friends.
Much of what's talked about as automation is actually mechanization, says AT&T's Amy Wheelus, and the distinction is key as telcos head into the 5G world.
The global semiconductor industry is nearing the trough of a massive decline due to oversupply issues, but according to a new report from IHS Markit | Technology, 5G will help rectify the situation.
The Norwegian operator will eventually have an all-Ericsson radio access network for all the different technologies, a senior executive tells Light Reading.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Netcracker lands OSS deal with Deutsche Telekom; Nokia hopes to make squillions from Quillion chipset; Telia Norway goes all in with Ericsson for 5G RAN.
The Trump administration is also taking a close interest in open RAN technologies, and proponents such as Altiostar, as it looks to support alternatives to the Chinese equipment giant.
Through his family's private investment firm, billionaire Michael Dell is pushing the FCC to enact new rules that would allow 5G operations in the 12GHz spectrum band.
T-Mobile is the latest carrier to look for ways to encourage inventors and other entrepreneurs to develop new products and services for 5G.
One of the telecom's industry's top executives is backing trials of open RAN technology as a way of bringing more competition into the network market.
But the telcos are not displaying enough 5G ambition for some government authorities.
Among the many considerations facing network operators as they make the leap into the 5G world, service assurance is right up there with the toughest, as CSP executives will explain at the upcoming Software-Driven Operations summit in London.
Mike Dano explains how Verizon and other service providers speaking at the 5G Transport & the Edge event are well positioned to talk about edge computing, transport and traffic routing.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UAE's du happy with Huawei; Vodafone trials OpenRAN in the UK; Ericsson upgrades in Madagascar.
A new study from BearingPoint shows that CSPs have a lot of work ahead of them if they are to appeal to enterprise customers.
Most governments and operators have shown little inclination to heed US warnings about the consequences of using Chinese suppliers.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: 5G arrives at London train stations; EBU wants 5G-Broadcast mode; UK doesn't want Facebook encryption.
The fifth-largest mobile carrier in the US will be one of the first in the country with lowband 5G.
Denver city officials acknowledge that 5G could dramatically improve residents' lives, but ongoing concerns over permitting for and radiation from 5G cell sites remain obstacles.
At 5G Asia, Accedian's founder and Executive Chairman Patrick Ostiguy explains the difference between 'observability' and visibility for monitoring and service assurance of 5G networks.
President Trump called out Nokia and its US operations during a press event with Finland's president. The CWA union wasted no time in calling out the situation.
When the time came to open a new R&D facility focused on radio technology, the US software company could find no better place than Stockholm.
Three and a half years after its birth, the Telecom Infra Project is trying to be more collaborative than confrontational.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT lands Spanish government deal; Ericsson completes on Kathrein; Sparkle boosts its presence in Milan; French facial recognition.
At the recent 5G Asia event in Singapore, MATRIXX Software CTO Marc Price talked about the importance of cloud-native functionality as service providers revamp their IT stacks as part of their 5G strategies.
Charter's Craig Cowden expands on the MSO's interests and intentions involving the CBRS band and provides updates on the company's recent set of fixed wireless, mobile-facing 'dual-SIM' market trials.
New specification group at ETSI is 'exceptionally important,' says industry analyst.
What has gone well and what has gone badly for South Korea's early 5G movers?
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone UK shares 4G spectrum to help bridge rural connectivity divide; Finnish president endures face-time with Trump to thrash out 5G options; smart lighting gets a bit smarter.
A deep dive into T-Mobile's fixed wireless service over LTE – complete with detailed commentary from a current customer – offers some interesting insights into what it means for Internet service in the future.
At the 5G Asia event in Singapore, Ericsson's Rodrigo Beyer Fernandez outlines the cultural changes needed in telco IT operations teams, and the importance of automation, as network operators embrace 5G.
MATRIXX's Founder Jennifer Kyriakakis says 5G will enable the creation of many new opportunities in the telecom industry, especially around microservices, networking, automation and security.
This week: Dutch ructions at KPN; 5G core, baby; and some good news for Huawei!
Ovum Chief Analyst Ed Barton talks to Light Reading's Ray Le Maistre about the services and opportunities 5G unlocks for consumers – and what new capabilities are just around the corner.
Spain's fourth operator has upped its profit expectations after extending an agreement with Orange to cover the use of its 5G networks.
China's smallest 5G operator has begun 5G trials, but it remains a long way behind its bigger rivals.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Colt hires new marketing boss; ADVA trumpets its eco-commitments; Zain Jordan upgrades its billing systems.