Think 5G is going to blow out 2019 capex? Uh-uh, says AT&T.
Starry's millimeter wave-powered fixed wireless technology and biz economics 'appear to be working' as startup prepares to enter several more markets.
Why would a private equity company buy a telecom network assurance and optimization company? Because the cloud is where the money is.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica outlines transformation plan; Italy's League party supports state-backed broadband network; Germany scrutinizes Amazon.
The tightening of restrictions on China's biggest network equipment maker could deal a major blow to its European customers.
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.
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.
Should a telco be a bank? Should they own media companies?
The 5G auction adds nearly $20 million in bids on Thursday morning.
Embattled Chinese equipment vendor is staring at trouble after US senators called for an investigation into possible sanctions breaches in Venezuela.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson extends connected car deal with Volvo; ASN boosts oceanic research; Nokia's Gfast first Down Under.
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.
The FCC 28GHz 5G auction is over $316M as of Wednesday evening.
The HTC MiFi device – like AT&T's mobile puck – will distribute 5G signals, via WiFi, to other non-5G devices.
Ericsson's latest mobility report is a wake-up call for anyone who thinks cellular IoT connectivity will fuel sales growth for telcos.
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 appears to join the US and Australia in excluding Huawei from parts of its telecom sector.
Chinese vendors have advanced in India at the expense of their European rivals.
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.
Tie-up secures 'unconditional' approval in a possible sign that regulators are giving up their opposition to merger activity.
UPDATED 5:35 PM – The 28GHz auction rolls on with bids at $241.6M on Tuesday afternoon.
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.
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.
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'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 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.
The FCC ups the tempo on the first millimeter wave 5G auction.
CommScope could get $500 million for that unit 'in a distressed sale to a financial buyer,' Jefferies analyst George Notter suggests.
Leading telcos are worried about the power inefficiency of forthcoming 5G networks and the impact this could have on profit margins.
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.
US government is seeking persuade friendly international countries to shun Huawei communications networking technology, according to a Wall Street Journal report.
Finnish vendor is merging its mobile and fixed access divisions but has yet to say who will take charge of the new unit.
The UK's biggest telco is prioritizing 5G technology as way to film sports content in remote locations.
Magic Box small cell maker Airspan buys fixed wireless vendor Mimosa.
Huawei gets the BT man's praise as he urges the other main mobile network vendors to shake off their legacy telco thinking.
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.
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 has its Dallas site live, but no device to sell to consumers yet.
Any day now, according to recent statements by the company's executives. Try not to get too excited!
Swiss telco led by Olaf Swantee plans to substitute 5G for copper-based broadband services in suburban and rural areas.
Auction rounds end at 5PM today, and will restart on Monday.
Chinese equipment vendor is now selling 5G network equipment in Europe, the Middle East and South Korea, says its rotating chairman.
If 'now' means it's almost with us, then yes.
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.
This week, it's an intimate telecom tête-à-tête for two. Let's listen in...
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.
Link's president gives an indication of a 5G future for the WiFi kiosk company.
Updated 4:30PM -- Bids top $94.7M for the 28GHz 5G auction, as the US enters Thanksgiving week.
As operators start to invest in 5G networks, the Chinese and South Korean equipment vendors are eyeing a much bigger market presence.
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.
The Italian incumbent's fifth boss in the past six years will have one of the hardest jobs in the global telecom industry.
UPDATED 3:18 PM: First few days of 5G 28GHz bidding pulls in nearly $70M.
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 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.
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.
Also, for the first time the vendor is directly sourcing OpenStack from its open source community instead of using RedHat's version.
Morning bids in day 2 of the 5G auctions add about $6 million to the results.
But the next-gen technology will help service providers hit hot spots that require more capacity density.
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.
The first 5G mmWave auction kicks off.
As Verizon, Motorola and Samsung test 5G mobile module.
Enterprises have more cash but still move cautiously on next-gen services, says Verizon CFO, but 5G holds great promises for businesses.
The Linux Foundation's Acumos AI Project has issued its initial release on schedule but its 'app store' is still rather bare.
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.
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.
Nokia's Indian head of marketing and corporate affairs hopes India will be in a position to launch 5G services in 2020.
What's latency got to do with it? Quite a bit actually...
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.
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.
UK-based operator has created a separate towers company in Europe and says it is now reviewing options for that business.
Intel trails Qualcomm by about a year for commercial 5G launches using its silicon.
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 CEO Dave Dyson aims to hoover up a big chunk of the UK broadband market with his forthcoming 5G service.
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.
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.
'We certainly weren't out trolling or looking' to be acquired, Arris CEO Bruce McClelland says.
CTO says Erisson is already an early 5G leader, 'in technical terms.'
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.
Italian telecom incumbent swings to a net loss after conditions worsen in Italy and indicates that its debt-reduction targets look doubtful.
Arris deal presented 'best path' after CommScope analyzed how to rejuvenate its business and shore up its positioning for the 5G era, CEO says.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The iPhone licensing battle between Apple and former modem supplier Qualcomm rolls on.
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.
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.
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.
Having chosen Huawei to supply its 5G radio access network, Three would be hard hit by a UK government ban on the Chinese vendor.
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 and Bell Labs have big plans for the future of IoT.
Deals with China's big three operators should buoy investor spirits as the Finnish equipment vendor looks to end 2018 on a high.
Whole-home device and software setups have become a critical, new weapon in broadband service arsenals.
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 government review and letter stoke concern about reliance on China's Huawei in the country's telecom networks, according to a Financial Times report.
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.
Cable op doesn't view 5G as a credible substitution of its own fixed-line broadband product, CEO Dexter Goei says.
US telco giant has gone in for some organizational slicing as it tries to position itself for growth opportunities in the 5G market.
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.
The world's biggest mobile operator is now also its biggest provider of broadband services.
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.
OTT video-focused promotion enters fray as Verizon sees an increase in broadband-only subs in the Fios services mix.
Mansoor Hanif turns up to one of the WiFi industry's big events and tells attendees why cellular is so much better.
Chris Cholas, also late of Intel, named VP of hardware, firmware and special projects.
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.
UK telecom incumbent says job cuts are starting to support growth in earnings, but its sales performance remains dire outside the consumer business.