News & Views
Content tagged with 5G posted in February 2016
CEO Chat With ZTE's Jane Chen
Between the CEOs  | 
2/29/2016  |  7 comments
Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders met up with ZTE's Jane Chen to talk about 5G, advanced cloud – and being a woman in comms.
Orange Sours on Cost Benefits of NFV
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2/29/2016  |  5 comments
French incumbent says SDN and NFV technologies will need to demonstrate new business use cases if they are to flourish.
China Mobile Shifts to Global Stage
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2/29/2016  |  2 comments
China Mobile, the world's biggest mobile operator, is looking outside its domestic borders.
The Impact of Virtual Reality
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
2/26/2016  |  20 comments
Growing demand for virtual reality (VR) products and applications will present some attractive opportunities for communications service providers, but CSPs need to understand their potential role in the emerging VR sector to avoid chasing the wrong options.
Telecom Needs New Net Neutrality Story
Rewired  | 
2/25/2016  |  19 comments
Virtualization is critical to telecom's future but it could open up a new can of net neutrality worms – the time to talk about that is now.
White Box Is the 'Big Prize' – AT&T's Donovan
Shades of Ray  | 
2/25/2016  |  6 comments
AT&T's John Donovan made it pretty clear this week that white box networking is going to play a massive role in the next-generation networks of telecom operators.
Casa Goes to the (Wireless) Edge
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2/24/2016  |  1 comment
Delving deeper into the wireless space, Casa Systems unveils two new edge products to help mobile providers deliver better service to customers and deploy small cells.
NFV Key to 5G Business Case, Says TeliaSonera
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2/24/2016  |  3 comments
Swedish telecom incumbent emphasizes the importance of virtualization to the 5G business case.
T-Mobile to Test 5G With Nokia, Ericsson
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2/24/2016  |  17 comments
Planning 28GHz trials in the US in 2H16.
Eurobites: Telefónica & Intel Team Up for 5G
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2/24/2016  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia upgrades Telefónica's IP core; European giants in startups push; Ericsson gets public safety gig in UK.
Net Neutrality Rules Threaten 5G, NFV – Telenor
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2/23/2016  |  11 comments
Norwegian incumbent is building a services strategy around two possible scenarios given its regulatory concerns.
Ericsson CEO on Amazon, Google Partnerships
Between the CEOs  | 
2/23/2016  |  1 comment
Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg talks to Light Reading's Ray Le Maistre about the Swedish vendor's relationships with Amazon and Google and gives an update on the partnership with Cisco.
Eurobites: EU Gets Serious on 5G
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2/23/2016  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EU revives Google ads probe; du and Huawei claim 'T-SDN' first; Deutsche Telekom makes Korean connection.
5G to Underpin the 'Industrial Internet'
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
2/23/2016  |  2 comments
5G will extend operators' business activities beyond standard mobile broadband and communications services, to encompass industrial control services.
Russia's MTS Knocks 5G as 'Vendor Game'
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2/23/2016  |  Post a comment
Russia's biggest mobile operator says rules and business practices will need firming up before 5G can fly.
Facebook TIPs Telcos Towards Open Source Networks
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2/22/2016  |  3 comments
Intel and Nokia will contribute reference designs around access, backhaul and core, and management for operators such as Deutsche Telekom and SK Telecom to deploy.
Vodafone CEO: Europe Needs Uniform 5G Rules
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2/22/2016  |  1 comment
Vittorio Colao says 5G 'will not work' in Europe without action on the standardization and regulatory fronts.
Let Business Reality Trump ICT Fantasies
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
2/22/2016  |  1 comment
We should be careful not to let our visions of the future Industrial Internet of Smart Things (or whatever) get too far ahead of our infrastructure reality.
Verizon Bags XO for $1.8B
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2/22/2016  |  11 comments
Acquisition immediately bulks up Verizon's fiber optic footprint both nationally and in major metro markets and will help densify its wireless network.
Telstra Sets Path to 5G Through 4G Upgrade
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2/22/2016  |  Post a comment
Telstra has set out its plans for both revamping 4G and developing 5G.
Ericsson, Amazon Web Services Get Jiggy
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2/22/2016  |  2 comments
Swedish vendor forms global alliance with cloud services giant, teams with Quanta to scale up its cloud hardware platform development and joins the Open Compute Project (OCP).
Cisco Struts Virtual Mobile, 5G & Ericsson Partnership at MWC
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2/22/2016  |  1 comment
The networking giant plans a volume of announcements at Mobile World Congress that would strain the carrying capacity of a battlecruiser.
Dish Mutating Into a Broadband Company
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2/18/2016  |  1 comment
The company signed up 2.7 million new accounts in the quarter, primarily subscribers to Sling TV, which represents a significant shift for the satellite broadcaster.
MWC's Millions: Hot-for-Profit in Barcelona
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2/18/2016  |  11 comments
The giant Mobile World Congress show is a real money-spinner for the GSMA, generating tens of millions in profits.
Valley Startup Luminate Adds Google, Qualcomm to Investor List
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2/18/2016  |  2 comments
Mobile cloud startup Luminate Wireless adds Google, Qualcomm, Hewlett Packard Ventures and others to its list of investors.
Eurobites: Nokia Burnishes Cloud Credentials
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2/18/2016  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: mo' better MU-MIMO 5G; think-tank weighs into BT/Openreach debate; new GPON kit.
Huawei Adds Chinese Five Spice to Digital Recipe
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2/18/2016  |  2 comments
The Chinese equipment vendor has a full menu of digital offerings, but can it address lingering concern about openness and interoperability?
T-Mobile CEO Slams Verizon's 5G Claims
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2/17/2016  |  25 comments
T-Mobile chief labels Verizon's commercial-5G-service-in-2017 claims as 'horse shit' because, he says, specifications won't be ready and handsets won't be around to meet that deadline.
AT&T: Virtualized Mobile Core Key to 5G
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2/17/2016  |  2 comments
Only by virtualizing and distributing mobile core can operator cost-effectively support the billions of connections needed for 5G and IoT.
Eurobites: Big Guns Take Aim at 5G
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2/17/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: ADVA's Ensemble tunes up; VimpelCom admits wrongdoing; Net Insight's Q4 investments take their toll; buffering is bad for blood pressure.
Huawei Hits 4.5G Highway, Plays Down 5G
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2/16/2016  |  1 comment
Chinese vendor takes wraps of new 4.5G products in advance of MWC and says 5G is still years away.
Brocade: 5G Is More Than Just an Air Interface
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2/16/2016  |  10 comments
The industry needs the agility promised by 5G now, in advance of the emergence of formal 5G standards, says Brocade Mobile Networks CTO Kevin Shatzkamer.
Ericsson Has Inked Nearly 20 5G Test Agreements
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2/16/2016  |  2 comments
Initial 5G radio testing starts this year with selected carriers.
Google to Skip 600MHz Auction – Report
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2/15/2016  |  6 comments
Web giant will not take part in the upcoming 'incentive' auction of 600MHz spectrum, according to Reuters.
FCC's Rosenworcel Urges US to 'Go It Alone' With 28GHz for 5G
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2/13/2016  |  3 comments
The FCC Commissioner is calling for a 28GHz framework to be ready by the end of 2016, as AT&T preps 5G tests on the band.
Comcast May Be Lone MSO Wireless Bidder
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2/12/2016  |  3 comments
TWC, Charter, Cablevision and Bright House will all likely pass on FCC's spectrum auction next month because of pending mergers.
LTE-Advanced Pro: Gigabit 4G, Anyone?
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2/12/2016  |  Post a comment
Netcom's demonstration of 1Gbit/s data rates using LTE-Advanced Pro is a major victory in the ramp-up to 5G.
AT&T Lights Fire Under 5G, Plans 2016 Trials
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2/12/2016  |  17 comments
AT&T is looking to grab a 5G lead over its international rivals, saying it will carry out field trials of 5G technologies in Texas this year.
Leading Lights Awards 2016 - Open for Business
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2/10/2016  |  1 comment
Was 2015 a standout year for your company? Then you should enter the industry's most prestigious awards program –- it really does have something for everyone!
Google's 5G Radio Ambitions Are Expanding
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2/5/2016  |  12 comments
Google is looking for more 5G experts as its interest in mmWave radio grows.
AT&T Wants to Start 5G Tests in Austin
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2/4/2016  |  2 comments
Ma Bell files with the FCC tp test pre-5G at 3GHz, 4Ghz, 15GHz and 28GHz.
Eurobites: Liberty Gets Green Light on BASE Deal
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2/4/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Mobistar turns Orange; Nokia does analytics and drones; Swisscom's difficult year.
Rise of the (Industrial) Machine
Que Sera Sarah  | 
2/4/2016  |  3 comments
Enterprises crawl, walk, run into the Industrial Internet of Things as US service providers look to secure their role in this market worth potentially trillions of dollars.
Cisco: 40% of Mobile Users Will Be on 4G When 5G Hits
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2/3/2016  |  Post a comment
4G will account for 40.5% of all mobile connections by 2020, and WiFi usage will continue to surpass cellular, suggesting how important other access technologies will still be in a 5G world.
Eurobites: EU Preps for 5G With Spectrum Sort-Out
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2/3/2016  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Privacy Shield replaces Safe Harbor; MTN hires former US attorney-general for legal battle; business-sector weakness hits KPN.
Orange Hails LoRa Breakthrough as Bouygues Ups IoT Game
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2/3/2016  |  Post a comment
Orange says LoRA is 15 times more energy-efficient than existing cellular technologies, opening up an immediate opportunity in the IoT market.
Qualcomm Looks to Tame Wireless Zoo
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2/3/2016  |  Post a comment
New IoT technologies will require new wireless connectivity, and Qualcomm wants to be the guy to sort it all out.
MWC: Buckle Up for 5G & the IIoT
Shades of Ray  | 
2/2/2016  |  Post a comment
This year's Mobile World Congress looks set to be a 5G land grab and a chance to get down and dirty with the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).