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.
French incumbent says SDN and NFV technologies will need to demonstrate new business use cases if they are to flourish.
China Mobile, the world's biggest mobile operator, is looking outside its domestic borders.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Swedish telecom incumbent emphasizes the importance of virtualization to the 5G business case.
Planning 28GHz trials in the US in 2H16.
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.
Norwegian incumbent is building a services strategy around two possible scenarios given its regulatory concerns.
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.
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 will extend operators' business activities beyond standard mobile broadband and communications services, to encompass industrial control services.
Russia's biggest mobile operator says rules and business practices will need firming up before 5G can fly.
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.
Vittorio Colao says 5G 'will not work' in Europe without action on the standardization and regulatory fronts.
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.
Acquisition immediately bulks up Verizon's fiber optic footprint both nationally and in major metro markets and will help densify its wireless network.
Telstra has set out its plans for both revamping 4G and developing 5G.
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).
The networking giant plans a volume of announcements at Mobile World Congress that would strain the carrying capacity of a battlecruiser.
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.
The giant Mobile World Congress show is a real money-spinner for the GSMA, generating tens of millions in profits.
Mobile cloud startup Luminate Wireless adds Google, Qualcomm, Hewlett Packard Ventures and others to its list of investors.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: mo' better MU-MIMO 5G; think-tank weighs into BT/Openreach debate; new GPON kit.
The Chinese equipment vendor has a full menu of digital offerings, but can it address lingering concern about openness and interoperability?
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.
Only by virtualizing and distributing mobile core can operator cost-effectively support the billions of connections needed for 5G and IoT.
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.
Chinese vendor takes wraps of new 4.5G products in advance of MWC and says 5G is still years away.
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.
Initial 5G radio testing starts this year with selected carriers.
Web giant will not take part in the upcoming 'incentive' auction of 600MHz spectrum, according to Reuters.
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.
TWC, Charter, Cablevision and Bright House will all likely pass on FCC's spectrum auction next month because of pending mergers.
Netcom's demonstration of 1Gbit/s data rates using LTE-Advanced Pro is a major victory in the ramp-up to 5G.
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.
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Google is looking for more 5G experts as its interest in mmWave radio grows.
Ma Bell files with the FCC tp test pre-5G at 3GHz, 4Ghz, 15GHz and 28GHz.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Mobistar turns Orange; Nokia does analytics and drones; Swisscom's difficult year.
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.
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.
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 says LoRA is 15 times more energy-efficient than existing cellular technologies, opening up an immediate opportunity in the IoT market.
New IoT technologies will require new wireless connectivity, and Qualcomm wants to be the guy to sort it all out.
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).