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Content tagged with 5G posted in November 2017
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Update: Nokia Denies Reports of Juniper Deal
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11/29/2017  |  12 comments
Less than two years after swallowing Alcatel-Lucent, Nokia is reportedly preparing a $16 billion bid to net Juniper.
Verizon Says 'Up to 5' Fixed 5G Markets Will Go Live in 2H18
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11/29/2017  |  7 comments
Sacramento, Calif. will be the first US city to get Verizon's fixed 5G service, in the second half of 2018.
India's Telecom M&A: The Threat to Vendors
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11/29/2017  |  1 comment
Consolidation in India's telecom market over the last year is forcing equipment vendors to adapt.
Eurobites: Liberty Global Considers Sale of Swiss, Austrian Units
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11/29/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Virgin Media promises higher speeds in Durham; Telefónica offers Facebook posts via SMS; Ericsson to test 5G in Belgium.
Russia's MegaFon, Rostelecom Plot 5G Networks JV
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11/29/2017  |  Post a comment
Two of Russia's biggest operators say they could form a joint infrastructure venture to reduce the cost of building a 5G network.
First xRAN Spec, Backed by AT&T & Verizon, Expected by Early 2018
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11/29/2017  |  1 comment
Will operators and vendors be able to see the future of software-extensible radio networks with the 1st xRAN spec?
BT Heads to Bristol As It Weighs 5G Plans, Costs
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11/29/2017  |  Post a comment
UK's first 'live' 5G trial in March 2018 in the progressive and tech-savvy UK city of Bristol will provide the UK operator with key insights into how to plan, run and cost a 5G network, says chief architect Neil McRae.
Ericsson Hypes 5G After Telcos Slam 5G Hype
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11/28/2017  |  11 comments
The latest mobility report from the Swedish equipment supplier predicts there will be 1 billion 5G connections by 2023 but does little to answer the burning telco questions.
Eurobites: Ex-MTS Man Resurfaces at Rival VEON
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11/28/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Arqiva upgrades in Glasgow; Ericsson's Hoffman departs for US; Telecom Italia's new boss reassures the unions.
Crown Castle Eyes Edge Computing in 2018
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11/27/2017  |  3 comments
First commercial edge data center deployments likely for Crown Castle in 2018.
Eurobites: Telefónica Tries RAN Slicing in Spain With Netsia
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11/27/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: T-Systems manages the cloud; Virgin targets remote workers; Nokia takes Gfast to Japan.
How 5G Could Digitally Divide in a Post Net Neutrality World
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11/27/2017  |  37 comments
5G innovations such as network slicing could be a good way for operators to test drive services in a world where net neutrality has been neutralized.
Eurobites: Altice to Flog Dominican Business – Report
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11/23/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom gets busy with fiber; Elisa and Nokia demo 5G in Espoo; Telecom Italia CEO emphasizes need for 'gigabit' networks.
5G Core & the Service-Based Architecture
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11/23/2017  |  4 comments
A new Heavy Reading white paper analyzes various aspects of the new 5G core network design known as Service-Based Architecture (SBA).
Top 5 Tech Turkeys 2017
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11/22/2017  |  22 comments
Some Thanksgiving turkeys that didn't get our pardon this year.
UK Govt Finds More Pocket Change for 5G
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11/22/2017  |  Post a comment
The UK government shows once again how clueless it is when it comes to the 21st century.
When Will 6G Arrive? Hopefully Never, Says BT's McRae
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11/21/2017  |  19 comments
If 5G lives up to its promise, there may be no need for a 6G technology, according to a senior technology executive from the UK's BT.
Curing Communications Policy Myopia
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11/21/2017  |  1 comment
Sensible regulations are needed as smaller radios get installed to facilitate 5G.
The Telecoms.com Podcast: 5G Special
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11/21/2017  |  Post a comment
Scott, Jamie and wireless industry consultant William Webb on hype and hopes surrounding 5G.
Charter Plans In-Home Small Cell Gateway
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11/21/2017  |  2 comments
Where there's a gateway, Charter wants to put a small cell too.
Let's Talk About 5G Efficiency, Not Wacky Services
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11/21/2017  |  20 comments
While vendors continue touting 5G as an opportunity to provide new revenue-generating services, operators are increasingly focused on it as an efficiency tool.
BCE Is Back in Austin in 2018!
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11/20/2017  |  Post a comment
The Big Communications Event will be bigger and better than ever!
Eurobites: Altice Calms Investors' Nerves
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11/20/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: FTTH tie-up in Ireland; UK government creates buzz around Budget measures; du works on 'loyalty platform.'
Sprint COO Ottendorfer Jumps Ship
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11/17/2017  |  2 comments
Yellow-sneakered COO of technology walks away from Sprint.
Amdocs Preps 'Carrier-Grade' Version of ONAP
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11/17/2017  |  1 comment
Amdocs Open Network's CTO talks ways to commercialize ONAP for carriers and enterprises, and how the open source project will evolve as we move to 5G and a software-based world.
India Poised for Transport Network Boom
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11/17/2017  |  1 comment
Soaring adoption of 4G services, and preparations for the launch of 5G, should create plenty of demand for optical networking gear over the next few years.
Eurobites: BT Attends University With Huawei to Study Photonics & More
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11/17/2017  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: DT's Bavarian brew; Kudelski makes some White Noise; EU set to approve Qualcomm/NXP deal soon?
China Mobile to Deploy 10,000 5G Basestations by 2020
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11/17/2017  |  1 comment
Chinese service provider expects to have a commercial 5G network comprising 10,000 basestations in the market in 2020.
FCC Wants to Open More High-Band Spectrum for 5G
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11/17/2017  |  2 comments
New FCC vote would open up 1.7GHz more of mmWave spectrum if the FCC sets auction dates for the 5G bandwidth anytime soon.
DT Is Not Going Radio Gaga About 5G
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11/16/2017  |  1 comment
Deutsche Telekom executive says 5G progress so far is largely about radio – and it shouldn't be.
Sprint's McClendon – Building for the Future, Learning From the Past
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11/16/2017  |  Post a comment
Sprint's Ginger McClendon talks about how the future of network design will evolve with the advent of 5G.
Eurobites: Ericsson Files Patent for '5G Foundations'
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11/16/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom open to Dutch tie-up with Tele2; EE hits 2.8 Gbit/s in 5G tests with Huawei; Bouygues Telecom profits up.
Tiny Antennas Bring Test Challenges for 5G
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11/15/2017  |  1 comment
Miniscule mmWave MIMO arrays break a typical testing technique for cellular hardware.
Bell Canada Is Binning Black Boxes Before 5G Buildout
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11/15/2017  |  Post a comment
Canadian operator is replacing traditional gear and turning central offices into data centers as it prepares for the introduction of 5G technology.
Vodafone CTO: 5G Is Overhyped & It's Mainly About Cost
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11/15/2017  |  1 comment
Vodafone CTO says the industry has not done enough to publicize the cost benefits of 5G and warns against overhyping the technology.
Eurobites: Telefónica Reckons Plastic Is Fantastic for FTTH
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11/15/2017  |  3 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: TalkTalk shares bomb after £75 million H1 loss; Peugeot et al hitch up to Huawei; more 5G fun with Ericsson; Swisscom targets SMEs.
Verizon's Fixed 5G: Are You Ready for the Wireless Gig Rush?
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11/15/2017  |  10 comments
As long as your valley isn't too green!
Sprint's McClendon – Trust Your Inner Voice
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11/14/2017  |  1 comment
NEW YORK -- Sprint's McClendon explains why listening to your inner voice makes all the difference in navigating the tech and comms industries.
Eurobites: SSE Scents Victory Over Openreach With Fiber-Through-the-Sewer Plan
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11/14/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: DT makes smart city moves; billing bulletin; 'roam like home' begins to bite; Telenor tests 5G.
Nokia Bell Labs & Verizon Stretch Fixed 5G to the Home
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11/13/2017  |  12 comments
Nokia Bell Labs is working with Verizon on a window-mounted radio to bring 5G to US homes, but it won't help in areas where foliage can block the 28GHz signal.
Iain Morris on the Challenges of Connecting Africa
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11/13/2017  |  1 comment
At AfricaCom 2017, LR News Editor Iain Morris learned about the continent's challenges in technology, regulations, automation and dealing with foreign vendors.
Time May Have Run Out for Dish Buyout
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11/13/2017  |  Post a comment
Even wireless spectrum is only worth so much.
Qualcomm Rejects $105B Bid From Broadcom
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11/13/2017  |  3 comments
Now get ready for a Broadcom/Qualcomm proxy battle!
AT&T to Tap External Developers for Edge Computing Test Zone
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11/13/2017  |  Post a comment
AT&T plans to launch an edge computing test zone in 2018 to test connected applications such as autonomous vehicles, augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) and drones.
Broadband Fee Fight Gets Messy at the FCC
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11/10/2017  |  6 comments
With fiber deployments ratcheting up and 5G on the horizon, what's the right model for charging fees to install telecom equipment in public rights-of-way? The FCC wants to figure it out fast.
Facebook's TIP Expands Its Influence, Except in the US
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11/9/2017  |  2 comments
The Telecom Infra Project is moving into areas such as AI and network slicing, as founder Facebook pushes universal connectivity.
Ciena Powers Up at the Edge
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11/9/2017  |  Post a comment
New edge access and aggregation boxes promise greater capacity and future-proof path to adding compute power.
CFO: Don't Expect Major M&A From Ericsson as It Rights Ship
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11/9/2017  |  Post a comment
CEO Ekholm says Ericsson's sum is worth more than its parts would be alone.
Eurobites: Vodafone Goes Hand in Glove With CityFibre, Lays Down the Gauntlet to BT
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11/9/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom raises full-year forecast on strength of Q3; TIM, Fastweb and Huawei tackle Italian 5G job; machine learning developments.
Cisco/Ericsson Partnership to Miss $1B Sales Target in 2018
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11/8/2017  |  Post a comment
Ericsson's CEO says the partnership still stands but won't return the promised $1B in 2018.
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