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AT&T Pegs 2019 Capex Guidance in $23B Range, Despite 5G Push
News Analysis | 11/30/2018

Think 5G is going to blow out 2019 capex? Uh-uh, says AT&T.

Broadband Incumbents Should Be 'a Little Bit Nervous' About Starry – Analyst
News Analysis | 11/30/2018

Starry's millimeter wave-powered fixed wireless technology and biz economics 'appear to be working' as startup prepares to enter several more markets.

Cloud Dynamics Underpin MYCOM OSI's Acquisition
Shades of Ray | 11/30/2018

Why would a private equity company buy a telecom network assurance and optimization company? Because the cloud is where the money is.

Eurobites: Altice Sells Off SFR Fiber Assets for $2.3B
News Analysis | 11/30/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica outlines transformation plan; Italy's League party supports state-backed broadband network; Germany scrutinizes Amazon.

Europe's Telcos Fret as Walls Close In On Huawei
Morris Lore | 11/30/2018

The tightening of restrictions on China's biggest network equipment maker could deal a major blow to its European customers.

AT&T: 5G by End of Year, but No Commercial Launch Date Yet
News Analysis | 11/29/2018

5G has the 'most potential of any network and any technology that I've seen,' comments John Donovan, CEO of AT&T's Communications unit.

Bell Canada Makes 5G Progress
LRTV Interviews | 11/29/2018

In a wide-ranging interview, Jeremy Wubs, Bell Canada SVP of marketing, talks about how Canada's biggest telco deploys next-generation business services, including 5G, software-defined networking and NFV.

So What Is a Telco These Days?
Shades of Ray | 11/29/2018

Should a telco be a bank? Should they own media companies?

FCC 5G Auction Is at $336.3M Thursday Morning
News Analysis | 11/29/2018

The 5G auction adds nearly $20 million in bids on Thursday morning.

ZTE's Future at Stake as Venezuela Deal Attracts US Scrutiny
News Analysis | 11/29/2018

Embattled Chinese equipment vendor is staring at trouble after US senators called for an investigation into possible sanctions breaches in Venezuela.

Eurobites: US Leans on Germany, UK to Give Huawei the Heave-Ho
News Analysis | 11/29/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson extends connected car deal with Volvo; ASN boosts oceanic research; Nokia's Gfast first Down Under.

Qualcomm's $100M Plan to Seed AI in Devices
News Analysis | 11/29/2018

Chip giant's plans to support AI startups could help it to flog more expensive processors, but it faces a big challenge from China's Huawei.

Update – FCC 5G Auction Tops $316M Late Wednesday Evening
News Analysis | 11/28/2018

The FCC 28GHz 5G auction is over $316M as of Wednesday evening.

Sprint Unveils Another 5G Device
News Analysis | 11/28/2018

The HTC MiFi device – like AT&T's mobile puck – will distribute 5G signals, via WiFi, to other non-5G devices.

IoT Boom Won't Pay Off for Mobile Operators
Morris Lore | 11/28/2018

Ericsson's latest mobility report is a wake-up call for anyone who thinks cellular IoT connectivity will fuel sales growth for telcos.

Eurobites: Wind Tre Socked by Iliad's Entry Into Italy
News Analysis | 11/28/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: TIM makes 5G connection; ADVA targets the network edge; Nokia boosts in-home WiFi, Ofcom tackles UK directory enquiries scam.

New Zealand blocks Huawei from 5G deal with Spark
News Analysis | 11/28/2018

New Zealand appears to join the US and Australia in excluding Huawei from parts of its telecom sector.

Vodafone Idea Awards $1.3B 4G Contracts – Reports
News Analysis | 11/28/2018

Chinese vendors have advanced in India at the expense of their European rivals.

Exclusive: Early 5G Network Gear Won't 'Talk' to Device Chipsets
News Analysis | 11/28/2018

Ericsson, Huawei and Nokia are under pressure to show their standards-based 5G basestations are on speaking terms with forthcoming devices... because currently they aren't.

EC Signs Off Tele2, T-Mobile Merger in Netherlands
News Analysis | 11/27/2018

Tie-up secures 'unconditional' approval in a possible sign that regulators are giving up their opposition to merger activity.

Update: FCC 5G Bids up to $241.6M
News Analysis | 11/27/2018

UPDATED 5:35 PM – The 28GHz auction rolls on with bids at $241.6M on Tuesday afternoon.

Cisco: Connected Home Will Be Key Driver of IoT by 2022
News Analysis | 11/27/2018

Connected home applications, such as home automation, home security and video surveillance, connected white goods, and tracking applications, will represent 48% of the total M2M connections by 2022, Cisco says.

Altice USA Exec: We're a 'Challenger Brand'
LRTV Interviews | 11/27/2018

Co-President and COO Hakim Boubazine says Altice USA's view as a 'challenger brand' extends to the company's technology strategy and how the operator will evolve the cable network, the advanced services it will deliver over that network, and with respect to its partnerships, including its MVNO deal with Sprint.

Eurobites: Europe Will Remain a 5G Laggard, Says Ericsson Report
News Analysis | 11/27/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup, German spectrum auction process kicks off; BT lands UK police IT gig; has Deutsche Telekom's Dutch passed the EU's antitrust test?

Cisco: Get Ready for the Multi-Zettabyte Internet
News Analysis | 11/27/2018

Cisco's annual state-of-the-Internet report – a.k.a. the Cisco Visual Networking Index – projects 4.8 zettabytes of annual traffic by 2022, as networks are transformed by edge computing, IoT and the growing popularity of OTT-delivered video.

Verizon's Hakl on 5G Rollout & Company Reorganization
LRTV Interviews | 11/27/2018

Verizon's Shawn Hakl, SVP of Business Products, talks with Light Reading's Mitch Wagner about the telco's 5G rollout and its recent, sweeping reorganization to focus on customer segments.

FCC Ups Auctions for 5G to 4 Rounds Daily, Bids at $164.3M
News Analysis | 11/26/2018

The FCC ups the tempo on the first millimeter wave 5G auction.

Sale of Arris Set-Top Box Biz 'On the Table' for CommScope – Analyst
News Analysis | 11/26/2018

CommScope could get $500 million for that unit 'in a distressed sale to a financial buyer,' Jefferies analyst George Notter suggests.

Bill Shock: Orange, China Telecom Fret About 5G Energy Costs
News Analysis | 11/26/2018

Leading telcos are worried about the power inefficiency of forthcoming 5G networks and the impact this could have on profit margins.

Eurobites: O2 Launches Massive MIMO Trials in London
News Analysis | 11/23/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone tracks drones; TIM's spin-off puts 20,000 jobs at risk, says trade union official; Orange and MTN join forces on mobile money.

Huawei Faces Further Heat From US Administration – Report
News Analysis | 11/23/2018

US government is seeking persuade friendly international countries to shun Huawei communications networking technology, according to a Wall Street Journal report.

Nokia Mobile Boss Rouanne Is Out in Latest Shake-Up
News Analysis | 11/22/2018

Finnish vendor is merging its mobile and fixed access divisions but has yet to say who will take charge of the new unit.

BT Hopes to Score With 5G Broadcasting Push
News Analysis | 11/22/2018

The UK's biggest telco is prioritizing 5G technology as way to film sports content in remote locations.

Airspan Buys Mimosa to Add More Next-Gen Wireless Chops
News Analysis | 11/22/2018

Magic Box small cell maker Airspan buys fixed wireless vendor Mimosa.

BT's McRae: Huawei Is 'the Only True 5G Supplier Right Now'
News Analysis | 11/21/2018

Huawei gets the BT man's praise as he urges the other main mobile network vendors to shake off their legacy telco thinking.

The Future Could Be Bright for 5G Operators – Northstream CEO
LRTV Interviews | 11/21/2018

Bengt Nordström, CEO and co-founder at industry consultancy Northstream, shares his views on the 5G business case for mobile operators but he warns that expectations need to be tempered.

Eurobites: Genish Versus Elliott Gets Personal
News Analysis | 11/21/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Alfa deploys Nokia's 4.5G tech; TalkTalk ups sticks, sets up fiber rollout arm; Deutsche Telekom and Ericsson provide campus network for Osram.

AT&T Says First 5G Sites Are Live in Texas
News Analysis | 11/21/2018

AT&T has its Dallas site live, but no device to sell to consumers yet.

When Will AT&T First Launch 5G?
Jonestown | 11/20/2018

Any day now, according to recent statements by the company's executives. Try not to get too excited!

Swiss Sunrise to Sunset Copper Broadband in Huawei-Led 5G Plan
News Analysis | 11/20/2018

Swiss telco led by Olaf Swantee plans to substitute 5G for copper-based broadband services in suburban and rural areas.

Update – FCC 5G Day 5, Bids Reach $145.1M
News Analysis | 11/20/2018

Auction rounds end at 5PM today, and will restart on Monday.

Huawei Has Shipped 10K 5G Basestations Outside China
News Analysis | 11/20/2018

Chinese equipment vendor is now selling 5G network equipment in Europe, the Middle East and South Korea, says its rotating chairman.

Is 5G Really 'Now' in Europe?
LRTV Interviews | 11/20/2018

If 'now' means it's almost with us, then yes.

MEF SVP Dan Pitt: We're Ready for 5G
LRTV Interviews | 11/20/2018

MEF is already at work on 5G transport and its service enablement capabilities will also help in both fixed and mobile environments, says Dan Pitt, MEF senior vice president.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Africa, Italia, UK & US
LRTV Documentaries | 11/20/2018

This week, it's an intimate telecom tête-à-tête for two. Let's listen in...

Eurobites: Orange Targets SMEs With XGS-PON in Poland
News Analysis | 11/20/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telia gets industrial with 5G in Oulu; Ovum and Three UK sing praises of 5G fixed wireless; Sky clinches second-tier soccer deal, but some clubs aren't happy.

LinkNYC Kiosks Could Become a Launch Pad for City 5G
News Analysis | 11/19/2018

Link's president gives an indication of a 5G future for the WiFi kiosk company.

FCC 5G Auction Day 4, Bids Approach $100M – Update
News Analysis | 11/19/2018

Updated 4:30PM -- Bids top $94.7M for the 28GHz 5G auction, as the US enters Thanksgiving week.

ZTE, Samsung Battle for Wireless Market Share
News Analysis | 11/19/2018

As operators start to invest in 5G networks, the Chinese and South Korean equipment vendors are eyeing a much bigger market presence.

Eurobites: Nokia, Telefónica Put 5G to Work on the Assembly Line
News Analysis | 11/19/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Eutelsat does deal with Airbus; Hagberg joins top team at Tele2; CityFibre does Stirling work; UK's cybersecurity strategy slammed.

Telecom Italia Caught in Clash of Clans While Rome Burns
News Analysis | 11/19/2018

The Italian incumbent's fifth boss in the past six years will have one of the hardest jobs in the global telecom industry.

FCC 5G Auction Day 3, Bids Close In on $70M
News Analysis | 11/16/2018

UPDATED 3:18 PM: First few days of 5G 28GHz bidding pulls in nearly $70M.

Italy's Struggling Wind Tre Eyes 5G Rollout in Late 2019
News Analysis | 11/16/2018

The Italian operator says it is halfway through its network modernization and hopes to bring 5G into parts of the country by late 2019.

Orange Pushing Multivendor SD-WAN
LRTV Interviews | 11/16/2018

Orange Business Services is working with several vendors to develop multivendor SD-WAN expertise and counting on MEF application programming interfaces and definitions for SD-WAN to enable a single portal for its SD-WAN offering, says Franck Morales, vice president of marketing of connectivity services for Orange Business Services. In addition, its SD-WAN service will be built on four other pillars: native cloud connectivity, best-of-breed security, global services and future-proof solution.

Eurobites: EE, Virgin Media Fined £13.3M for Early-Exit Excesses
News Analysis | 11/16/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: MTN, Ericsson carry out 5G trial in South Africa; Orange CFO hints at market consolidation in France; Telia buys IT services outfit.

Nokia Upgrades NFVi for Edge, Containers
News Analysis | 11/15/2018

Also, for the first time the vendor is directly sourcing OpenStack from its open source community instead of using RedHat's version.

FCC Auction Day 2, Bids Equal $47.8M
News Analysis | 11/15/2018

Morning bids in day 2 of the 5G auctions add about $6 million to the results.

Fixed 5G a 'Supplement' to Home Broadband, Altice USA Exec Says
News Analysis | 11/15/2018

But the next-gen technology will help service providers hit hot spots that require more capacity density.

Eurobites: Telefónica Hooks Up With Stratio to Bolster Big Data Offer
News Analysis | 11/15/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange smartens up electricity network; Ericsson's car pool wants some EU love for C-V2X; GSMA not happy at German 5G spectrum conditions.

FCC's 28GHz 5G Auction Kicks Off With $36M+ in Bids
News Analysis | 11/14/2018

The first 5G mmWave auction kicks off.

Verizon CFO Reiterates Plans to Pass 30 Million Homes With 5G
News Analysis | 11/14/2018

As Verizon, Motorola and Samsung test 5G mobile module.

Can 5G Spur Biz Where Tax Reform Failed?
News Analysis | 11/14/2018

Enterprises have more cash but still move cautiously on next-gen services, says Verizon CFO, but 5G holds great promises for businesses.

The Acumos AI Project Is On Track but Lacking 'Apps'
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 11/14/2018

The Linux Foundation's Acumos AI Project has issued its initial release on schedule but its 'app store' is still rather bare.

SES CEO Plugs Satellite's Role in Global Ecosystem
LRTV Interviews | 11/14/2018

Satellite access will play a key role going forward in reaching distant locations more quickly than fiber can, providing access and wireless backhaul, enabling disaster recovery and backup and connecting mobile sites including cruise and shipping vessels, airplanes and more, says SES CEO John-Paul Hemingway.

Eurobites: Telefónica & IBM Explore the Telco Potential of Blockchain
News Analysis | 11/14/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson upgrades Telenor's core network; Iliad thrives in Italy but struggles in France; semi-autonomous barges float Nokia's boat.

Mobile Broadband Is Main 5G Driver in India, Says Nokia
News Analysis | 11/14/2018

Nokia's Indian head of marketing and corporate affairs hopes India will be in a position to launch 5G services in 2020.

5G & the Factory of the Future
Jonestown | 11/13/2018

What's latency got to do with it? Quite a bit actually...

BT to Put 5G at 1,500 Sites in 2019, Beating Vodafone
News Analysis | 11/13/2018

Mobile subsidiary EE plans to launch 5G services across 16 major UK cities next year, promising devices from 'multiple smartphone partners' as well as a home broadband service.

Eurobites: Nokia Shuffles Its Execs to Sharpen Customer Focus
News Analysis | 11/13/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: KPN poaches MTN man for new tech role; TIM and Samsung join forces on 5G; Fastweb secures Tiscali's fixed wireless business; Virgin and Versa combine on SD-WAN services.

Vodafone Weighs Towers Sale, Swings to Net Loss for H1
News Analysis | 11/13/2018

UK-based operator has created a separate towers company in Europe and says it is now reviewing options for that business.

Intel Says Its 5G Chips Will Be in Commercial Devices in Early 2020
News Analysis | 11/12/2018

Intel trails Qualcomm by about a year for commercial 5G launches using its silicon.

AT&T's Goodell: MEF Moving Faster on API Solutions
LRTV Interviews | 11/12/2018

Josh Goodell, vice president of intelligent edge for AT&T, touts strong growth in SD-WAN deployment with 28,000 end points contracted thus far on a global basis.

Three UK to Go Big on 5G for Home Broadband
News Analysis | 11/12/2018

Three UK CEO Dave Dyson aims to hoover up a big chunk of the UK broadband market with his forthcoming 5G service.

Eurobites: TIM, Huawei Combine on SD-WAN Services
News Analysis | 11/12/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT Global Services plans customer cull; Ooredoo does the business on network upgrades; Orange's Richard to head up GSMA; EU digital tax deal edges nearer.

Podcast: Verizon Restructures, Telcos Chase Enterprise Business & Queen Still Rocks
The Philter | 11/12/2018

5G networks are blurring the lines between what can be done on fixed and mobile networks. And, of course, Verizon and all of the companies building these networks are changing, too. We look a Verizon's recent restructuring and speculate what it might mean for the telco as 5G fever kicks into high gear.

Why CommScope Wooed Arris
News Analysis | 11/9/2018

'We certainly weren't out trolling or looking' to be acquired, Arris CEO Bruce McClelland says.

Ericsson's CTO Talks Up 5G Opportunities
News Analysis | 11/9/2018

CTO says Erisson is already an early 5G leader, 'in technical terms.'

Eurobites: Swisscom Bangs Its 5G Cowbell
News Analysis | 11/9/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telenor tests 5G in Norway; former Orange man joins Vodafone board; China's Xiaomi enters UK; Telefónica offloads insurance arm.

Loss-Making Telecom Italia Casts Doubt Over Debt Target
News Analysis | 11/9/2018

Italian telecom incumbent swings to a net loss after conditions worsen in Italy and indicates that its debt-reduction targets look doubtful.

Is Arris the Answer to CommScope's Pain?
News Analysis | 11/8/2018

Arris deal presented 'best path' after CommScope analyzed how to rejuvenate its business and shore up its positioning for the 5G era, CEO says.

Entering the Era of Cloud TV
LRTV Interviews | 11/8/2018

Midia Research's Paolo Pescatore talks about the advent of cloud TV services and assesses the impact of 5G's arrival on the cable operator community. And drinks beer.

Faster Mobile Will Not Justify €2.4B 5G Spectrum Fee, Says Telecom Italia Exec
News Analysis | 11/8/2018

Despite his high-speed name, Telecom Italia's Giuseppe Ferraris is concerned about any 5G business case based entirely on providing faster mobile connectivity to consumers.

CommScope Puts Up $7.4B for Arris
News Analysis | 11/8/2018

They expect the merger, valuing Arris at $31.75 per share with an eye fixed on the 5G era, to produce annual cost synergies of more than $150 million within three years.

Eurobites: US Unit Continues to Power Deutsche Telekom Growth
News Analysis | 11/8/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: VEON blown off course by currency fluctuations; Orange launches LTE-M network in France; Virgin Media adds units; O2 goes driverless; smart speakers don't speak Finnish.

Emboldened Ericsson Lifts Sales Target
News Analysis | 11/8/2018

Swedish equipment vendor raises sales targets in expectation of market share gains, improved conditions in the networks industry and a push into non-telecom sectors.

Apple Isn't Talking Settlement Over Qualcomm Case – Report
News Analysis | 11/7/2018

The iPhone licensing battle between Apple and former modem supplier Qualcomm rolls on.

Public Safety Agencies Exhorted to Embrace Cloud
News Analysis | 11/7/2018

Public safety expert tells conference there's no reason agencies can't be 'mobile-first' and consume as-a-service apps immediately to save more lives.

BT's McRae: Vendors Need to Support Automation or They're Out
News Analysis | 11/7/2018

Vendors that want to get their technology deployed in BT's network will need to prove to the operator's chief architect that they can support his automation plans, he tells the Light Reading event audience.

Key Takeaways From Cable Next-Gen Europe
LRTV Interviews | 11/7/2018

Light Reading cable guru Jeff Baumgartner highlights some of the key takeaways from the inaugural Cable Next-Gen Europe, noting how the region's operators are taking different routes with their network strategies and digging into the impact that 5G will have on the sector.

Banning Huawei From UK Could Drive Up Consumer Prices, Warns Three CEO
News Analysis | 11/7/2018

Having chosen Huawei to supply its 5G radio access network, Three would be hard hit by a UK government ban on the Chinese vendor.

Eurobites: EU Makes Life Awkward for OTT Video Crew
News Analysis | 11/7/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EU approves Disney-Fox deal; Nokia helps create private LTE network for BMW in China, gets cozy with Infosys; Hyperoptic attracts Middle Eastern money; Three UK trumpets 5G progress.

Nokia Reveals Future X Network Project
News Analysis | 11/7/2018

Nokia and Bell Labs have big plans for the future of IoT.

Nokia Pockets €2B From China 5G Deals
News Analysis | 11/7/2018

Deals with China's big three operators should buoy investor spirits as the Finnish equipment vendor looks to end 2018 on a high.

Consumer Broadband Focus Shifts From Big Billboard Speeds to a Broader, Whole-Home Experience
News Analysis | 11/6/2018

Whole-home device and software setups have become a critical, new weapon in broadband service arsenals.

Will Hong Kong Make the 5G Deadline?
LRTV Documentaries | 11/6/2018

Tien Fu, senior creative video producer at Light Reading, travels to Hong Kong to talk about 5G, take stock of its awesome telecom achievements, ask whether Hong Kong is as 5G-ready as it could be, and take a look at the longest sea-crossing bridge in the world.

UK Govt Warns Telcos on Choice of 5G Vendors
News Analysis | 11/6/2018

UK government review and letter stoke concern about reliance on China's Huawei in the country's telecom networks, according to a Financial Times report.

Eurobites: KPN Lubricates Shell's Industrial Processes With a Squirt of 5G
News Analysis | 11/6/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telia clears out of Kazakhstan; Openreach brings fiber to Nottingham and Belfast; EU divided over digital services tax.

Altice USA Downplays Verizon's 5G Broadband Threat
News Analysis | 11/6/2018

Cable op doesn't view 5G as a credible substitution of its own fixed-line broadband product, CEO Dexter Goei says.

Verizon Restructures in Bid for 5G Growth
News Analysis | 11/5/2018

US telco giant has gone in for some organizational slicing as it tries to position itself for growth opportunities in the 5G market.

What's Cable's Tech Game Plan in Europe?
News Analysis | 11/5/2018

Bracing for 5G, network upgrades and enhancements, and pay-TV's next chapter will be among the themes and topics for Tuesday's Cable Next-Gen Europe event in London.

China Mobile Takes Global Broadband Crown
News Analysis | 11/5/2018

The world's biggest mobile operator is now also its biggest provider of broadband services.

Making Smart Cities Smarter
LRTV Documentaries | 11/5/2018

At SCTE Cable-Tec Expo in Atlanta last week, Arris and its partners demonstrated how fast broadband links can enable a growing array of smart-city applications.

Verizon Bundles Amazon Prime to Pump 1-Gig Fios
The Bauminator | 11/1/2018

OTT video-focused promotion enters fray as Verizon sees an increase in broadband-only subs in the Fios services mix.

You Suck, Ofcom CTO Tells WiFi Industry
Morris Lore | 11/1/2018

Mansoor Hanif turns up to one of the WiFi industry's big events and tells attendees why cellular is so much better.

Former Time Warner Cable Exec Joins T-Mobile's Home & Entertainment Unit
News Analysis | 11/1/2018

Chris Cholas, also late of Intel, named VP of hardware, firmware and special projects.

Eurobites: Ericsson Taps WNC for 5G Hotspot Devices
News Analysis | 11/1/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Three UK uses carrier aggregation; Swisscom struggles on home turf; Nordic bigwigs get serious about sustainability; US slams UK tax plan.

BT Cuts 2K Jobs to Boost Profits as Sales Dip
News Analysis | 11/1/2018

UK telecom incumbent says job cuts are starting to support growth in earnings, but its sales performance remains dire outside the consumer business.

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