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T-Mobile: We'll Beat US Rivals to Gigabit LTE Launch
News Analysis | 12/30/2016

T-Mobile is pushing ahead with tests of three-carrier aggregation, 4x4 MIMO and 256 QAM technology as it aims to be the first US operator to offer Gigabit LTE services.

Qualcomm to Appeal $865M Fine by South Korea's Fair Trade Commission
News Analysis | 12/29/2016

Qualcomm says imposition of $865 million fine by the Korea Fair Trade Commission is an 'unprecedented and insupportable decision.'

Top 5 Tech Trump Expectations for 2017
Jonestown | 12/28/2016

Donald Trump's presidency could be the catalyst for significant changes in the US communications market, impacting the FCC, 5G strategies, M&A, autonomous cars and more.

Getting Hotter: Fog, LTE-A Pro, MANO, NB-IoT & SD-WAN
Shades of Ray | 12/23/2016

The first few months of 2017 are likely to feature significant developments around a number of key technologies and industry developments.

SKT Appoints Park Jung-ho as New CEO
News Analysis | 12/22/2016

Park replaces Dong-Hyun Jang as CEO, who started as SKT boss in March 2015.

US Cellular Tests Fixed 5G With Ericsson
News Analysis | 12/21/2016

Claims 9-Gbit/s peak speeds but at a distance of 787 feet.

Eurobites: Is Huawei About to Buy a Security Vendor?
News Analysis | 12/21/2016

Also in today's regional roundup: UK's Snooper's Charter shot down by Euro court; Altiostar's virtual RAN surfaces in Italy; and more.

Eurobites: MTS Claims LTE-A Pro World First
News Analysis | 12/20/2016

Also in today's roundup: Ericsson strikes 5G NR partnership; Vivendi gives Mediaset's stock a boost; ECI lands Dutch optical deal; and Reynolds joins eir's board.

Xura Bets High on 5G With Acquisitions: Is the Timing Right?
News Analysis | 12/19/2016

Xura is buying Mitel Mobility and Ranzure -- essentially reconstituting parts of Mavenir Systems -- in a bid to become a 5G player.

5G in US: Will Spectrum Be the Speed Bump?
Jonestown | 12/19/2016

A 5G rollout in 2020 still seems a ways away, but mmWave high-band spectrum needs to be available a long time before that to ensure a smooth transition to 5G.

Mitel to Offload Mobile Unit to Xura for $350M+
News Analysis | 12/19/2016

Less than two years after buying its mobile unit, Mitel is selling to Xura, the messaging and UC business owned by Siris Capital.

CableLabs Eyes Next-Gen Tech Moves
LRTV Interviews | 12/16/2016

CableLabs' Ike Elliott discusses the group's work on Full Duplex DOCSIS, distributed access architecture, low-power wireless networks, 5G and other projects.

WiC Radio & Intel: Betting Big on Your Career
Que Sera Sarah | 12/15/2016

Join Women in Comms and Intel 5G General Manager Caroline Chan tomorrow at noon EST for a live radio show chat on professional and technological risk taking.

Eurobites: EU to Free Up 700MHz Band by 2020
News Analysis | 12/15/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Sigfox rolls out in Hong Kong; UK data center tax dodge; connected fire engines; BT offers cloud route to SAP services; WiFi for France's high-speed trains.

Trump Promises Tech Execs 'Easier' Trade Conditions
News Analysis | 12/15/2016

Trump talks trade, innovation and the 'bounce' with tech titans in Manhattan.

5G Guru Predicts Rollout Disparity
News Analysis | 12/14/2016

Operator spending on 5G networks may come as a big disappointment to some government authorities, says mobile expert.

Eurobites: UK 5G Report Slams 4G Network
News Analysis | 12/14/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica turns to Cisco for mission-critical network upgrade; Enea completes Qosmos acquisition; Nokia and Ooredoo demo 4.5G Pro.

AT&T: Mining the MDU Market
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 12/14/2016

AT&T's Ed Balcerzak discusses his mission to provide the growing multi-family market with the best available broadband and video services using a range of technologies.

Sprint Lights Fire Under High-Band 4G, Builds for 5G
News Analysis | 12/14/2016

Sprint busts out a slew of 4G network upgrades for 2017 as it eyes a 5G future.

Nokia Boasts 4.5G Momentum With 110 Deals
News Analysis | 12/13/2016

Nokia is plotting its journey to 5G through a series of improvements to 4G mobile broadband technology.

Change Agent Orange? Tech to Talk to Trump
News Analysis | 12/13/2016

Major comms companies are becoming optimistic that business will be good under a Trump administration.

Patents Prizefight Pending: Clash of the Tech Titans
News Analysis | 12/13/2016

Cisco, Intel and Google are pushing for a reduction in royalty rates for standards-essential patents, while Ericsson, Nokia and Qualcomm are out to thwart them.

FCC on the Verge of 2-2 Split
News Analysis | 12/12/2016

A Senate recess gives Democratic Commissioner Jessica Rosensworcel virtually zero chance to be reconfirmed before she is scheduled to step down from the FCC at the end of this year.

Eurobites: Brussels Targets Europe's Broadband Not-Spots With Billion-Euro Fund
News Analysis | 12/12/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia and Vodafone trial cloud RAN; Ooredoo dabbles in 5G; new boss for Telefónica Deutschland.

Verizon's Boston Smart Cities Pilot Begins
News Analysis | 12/9/2016

With construction underway, Verizon expects to start collecting useful data from its Smart Cities pilot project in Boston before the end of the year.

Eurobites: Nokia Helps A1 Hit 500 Mbit/s With Triple CA
News Analysis | 12/9/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Colt upgrades with Cisco; Orange rebrands in Morocco; LinkedIn seeks to unblock itself in Russia; SoftBank's tech fund sets up in London; cybercrime versus old-school crime.

5G on Track but Fragmentation Still a Concern
News Analysis | 12/8/2016

Heavy Reading analyst highlights a few lingering worries about 5G fragmentation but says 5G standardization efforts remain on track.

Eurobites: BT & Huawei Join Forces on 5G
News Analysis | 12/8/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson job-cutting ahead of schedule; Fastweb plans to roll out gigabit service; BBC trials 4K HDR video.

Tiny Switch Has Big Implications for 5G
News Analysis | 12/8/2016

The basic switch hasn't changed in 50 years, but a spinout from GE has a new MEMS switch that is likely to make a lot of 5G infrastructure a lot less complex and probably less expensive.

Verizon Hails Boston Fios Launch but Eyes 5G
News Analysis | 12/7/2016

Verizon launches Fios in new Boston-area neighborhoods, but looks ahead to promoting 5G.

FCC's 600MHz Auction Flops Again
News Analysis | 12/6/2016

FCC pulls auction after just a round of bidding.

Nokia: A Global Network Operator for the Enterprise?
News Analysis | 12/6/2016

Vendor's new strategy of focusing on vertical markets besides telecom could redefine its role and trouble a few of its existing clients.

ETSI's CTO Talks NFV, 5G & NGP
LRTV Interviews | 12/5/2016

Adrian Scrase, CTO at standards body ETSI, talks about the various initiatives and specifications developments related to NFV, 5G and NGP (next-generation protocols) that will underpin next-gen networks.

IoT & the Cheshire Cat Syndrome: The New Face of Security Threats
News Analysis | 12/5/2016

Get ready for more IoT-fueled attacks, says panel at Light Reading security show in NYC.

5G Spectrum Sharing Brings Innovations
Column | 12/2/2016

Spectrum sharing is becoming a bigger issue as the 5G radio specification evolves.

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