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Content tagged with 5G posted in February 2017
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AT&T Boasts 2-Year, $40B+ Spend
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2/28/2017  |  4 comments
AT&T highlights two-year, $40 billion-plus capex spend, with 40% going to expand portfolio of smart, agile, mobile and integrated business solutions.
Vodafone CTO 'Worried' About 5G mmWave Hype
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2/28/2017  |  6 comments
Due to concerns around cost and propagation characteristics, European operators are likely to focus their 5G efforts on sub-6GHz frequencies.
4.5G Evolution – Where Technology Meets Business Growth
News from Huawei  | 
2/28/2017  |  1 comment
More than 100 carriers have deployed 4.5G commercial or trial networks around the globe.
Cisco CEO: Trump Changes Won't Affect Our M&A Strategy
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2/28/2017  |  1 comment
But Cisco may be atypical in its M&A strategy compared to service providers and others.
Eurobites: Proximus Brings 4.5G to Belgium
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2/28/2017  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT could lose a bundle from the unbundled; Honda to launch connected car services in Europe; new face at CityFibre; TalkTalk revamps mobile TV offer.
Let's Get 5G Up & Running
News from Huawei  | 
2/28/2017  |  1 comment
Together, we need to actively embrace new technology, new business modes, and new applications to fully prepare for the arrival of the 5G era.
DT CTO: Costs Must Fall or 5G 'Won't Work'
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2/28/2017  |  1 comment
A senior executive at Deutsche Telekom says that 5G costs must fall significantly if rollout is to prove economical.
Ericsson's CEO on 5G, Trucks & More
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2/28/2017  |  Post a comment
At MWC 2017 Ericsson CEO Börje Ekholm talks about early 5G developments, the importance of partnerships and more.
Telefónica's Blanco: 5G NR 'Acceleration' Is 'Big Mistake'
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2/27/2017  |  7 comments
Telefónica's CTO says operators risk messing up the 5G business case if they close the radio specifications too soon.
AT&T Sees MWC Through Indigo Glasses
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2/27/2017  |  4 comments
Network operator touts progress of Network 3.0 Indigo toward bringing faster mobile speeds and greater virtualization to its operations.
Defining NG Core for 5G Networks
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
2/27/2017  |  Post a comment
5G services demand a new system architecture and core network.
DT Plots 5G Across Entire Footprint
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2/27/2017  |  3 comments
German telco outlines plans to make 5G available across '100%' of its network footprint but highlights some big cost hurdles.
Sprint Gets Ready for Massive MIMO, Eyes 2.5GHz for 5G
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2/27/2017  |  Post a comment
As Light Reading first reported, Sprint will beat the rest to Massive MIMO in the US with Nokia.
MWC 2017: Digesting Day 1
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2/27/2017  |  1 comment
Light Reading's Ray Le Maistre and Scott Bicheno from Telecoms.com discuss some of the key themes from the first day of MWC 2017.
Ericsson's Ekholm Trumpets 5G Role But Still Lacks Plan
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2/27/2017  |  2 comments
Ericsson's new CEO had little to say about any specific plans to corner the 5G market, or dominate other parts of the equipment market, during an underwhelming press conference at MWC 2017.
Nokia Pitches Full 5G Suite but Shies Away From 5G Acceleration Push
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2/26/2017  |  2 comments
Nokia added to the vendor fanfare Sunday with a range of announcements, including an end-to-end pre-standards 5G solution, but it stepped away from a broader industry push to accelerate the 5G standards process.
5G-Focused Telstra Hands Juicy Optical Deal to Ericsson, Ciena
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2/26/2017  |  Post a comment
Australian incumbent begins laying the foundations for a 5G network future.
Don't Count on 5G for a Capex Boost
Morris Lore  | 
2/24/2017  |  1 comment
The much-hyped 5G standard seems unlikely to fuel a spending boom by telcos when it first appears.
Evolving the Mobile Security Architecture Toward 5G
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2/24/2017  |  Post a comment
5G will be the first cellular technology to launch in an era when the Internet is routinely weaponized, which will require CSPs to radically rethink their security strategies.
Eurobites: DT Makes Big NB-IoT Push
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2/24/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Arqiva eyes 5G role in UK; more 5G partnerships; Cell C spurns Telkom's advances; Proximus gets earnings boost from cuts.
5G Put to the Test
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
2/23/2017  |  1 comment
There's lots of pre-5G activity in the mobile market and it's highlighting the need for new test and measurement tools.
Verizon Fixed 5G Tests to Top 3Gbit/s?
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2/23/2017  |  10 comments
Verizon appears to be edging closer to its dream of delivering a wireless alternative to fiber.
Eurobites: Telefónica Trims Its Capex
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2/23/2017  |  5 comments
Also in today's regional roundup: Orange benefits from broadband investments; ADVA knocks its sales out of the park; Nokia's in it for the anyhaul; and Aria's AI code heads to China.
Ericsson Plots Customer Tests of Verizon's 5G
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2/22/2017  |  1 comment
Trials set for multiple cities in the US in first half of 2017.
Dish in 2016: ARPU Up, Video Subs Down
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2/22/2017  |  1 comment
Riddle me this: How is Dish increasing ARPU even as its base of cheaper Sling TV subscribers grows?
Sprint to Go Gigabit Crazy at MWC!
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2/22/2017  |  6 comments
Sprint will have MIMO demos with both Ericsson and Nokia at MWC.
AT&T Lab Tests DirecTV Now Over 5G
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2/22/2017  |  1 comment
The telco's OTT video service gets its first 5G trial run.
Qualcomm Completes 5G NR Spec Call
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2/22/2017  |  3 comments
Qualcomm to bang the sub-6GHz drum at MWC.
Verizon to Start Fixed 5G Customer Trials in April
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2/22/2017  |  22 comments
Verizon is working with Samsung to run customer tests on fixed 5G in the US.
Eurobites: BT & Huawei Go Network Slicing
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2/22/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia and Intel open 5G labs in Finland and US; Swisscom's big bundle; ADVA gets certified; T-Systems' DHL contract extended.
Ericsson to Show Off mmWave at MWC
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2/22/2017  |  Post a comment
Ericsson is showing 28GHz with Intel at MWC.
If Anyone Mentions 6G to Me at MWC…
Shades of Ray  | 
2/21/2017  |  4 comments
I'm prepared for the worst that Barcelona can throw at me.
Intel Gets Serious About 5G Testing
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2/21/2017  |  Post a comment
Its 5G modem will arrive in the second half of 2017.
MWC17: 5G, Cloud RAN & More
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2/21/2017  |  Post a comment
Ovum Senior Analyst Julian Bright talks to Scott Bicheno from Telecoms.com about all things MWC, including Cloud RAN, Huawei's pitch to the industry and the road to 5G.
Eurobites: Zain Trials 'Advanced' 4.5G Tech
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2/21/2017  |  3 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Teléfonica sells 40% of Telxius to investment group; OBS lands smart cities deal in Qatar; 3 enters the Matrixx; balloon goes up for EE.
MWC 2017's Key 2-Letter Terms
LRTV Interviews  | 
2/20/2017  |  1 comment
5G, AI, VR... these are just some of the two-letter terms that will dominate show-floor chat at MWC 2017 in Barcelona, according to these two blow-hards (a.k.a. Scott Bicheno of Telecoms.com and Light Reading's Ray Le Maistre). And then there's PB...
The Global 5G Test Summit at MWC
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
2/20/2017  |  Post a comment
You'll probably hear a lot of 5G flannel in Barcelona this year – but the Global 5G Test Summit promises to get beyond the hype.
Eurobites: Deutsche Telekom Extends Smart Home Platform
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2/20/2017  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Amazon seeks drone dudes and more in the UK; BT lands Indian broadcast contract; Orange invests in Android-based transaction system; BlackBerry sues Nokia.
Is the Time Right for a Cisco/Ericsson Wedding?
Shades of Ray  | 
2/17/2017  |  14 comments
Ahead of MWC in Barcelona, talk has started to circulate that nuptials may be in line for Cisco and Ericsson.
HK Operators Slam Regulator Over 5G Spectrum Plans
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2/17/2017  |  Post a comment
Hong Kong's operators are worried they'll get left behind if the government sticks to its current spectrum allocation timetable.
Eurobites: Nokia Demos Drones for Instant LTE
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2/17/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's finely tuned EMEA regional roundup machine: Vodafone avoids corporation tax; will Trump dent the Privacy Shield?; think tank targets BT's dominance; ZTE in German tie-up.
AT&T Waltzes Towards Massive MIMO
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2/16/2017  |  Post a comment
And just what constitutes massive MIMO, eh?
Charter Launches 5G Field Trials
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2/16/2017  |  6 comments
In a surprise move, Charter CEO Tom Rutledge used the company's Q4 earnings call to announce new 5G plans.
Eurobites: Vodafone & Huawei Enter LAA Land
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2/16/2017  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Virgin adds RGUs; Deutsche Telekom hooks up with Amazon's Alexa; BT extends Asda MVNO contract.
Eurobites: DT, Ericsson Slice 5G With SK Telecom
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2/15/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Intelsat bird blasts off successfully; identity crisis at UK government; Proximus connects cars; Sky fills in notspots at new HQ.
Infinera, Nokia Chase 'Anyhaul' Dollars
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2/14/2017  |  Post a comment
Ahead of MWC, Infinera and Nokia both launch products designed to be deployed in the mobile fronthaul and backhaul parts of mobile networks.
T-Mobile to Spend Up to $5.1B on LTE in 2017
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2/14/2017  |  3 comments
T-Mobile rolls out more 700MHz LTE and plans thousands of small cells in 2017.
So What Is 4.9G Anyway?
Jonestown  | 
2/13/2017  |  3 comments
It's all about the Massive MIMO, folks!
Huawei Puts Cloud, Video at Top of Its MWC Agenda
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2/13/2017  |  Post a comment
Vendor is pushing video as a growth engine and launching multiple cloud-centric products at this year's MWC.
Nokia Tests Verizon 5G
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2/13/2017  |  Post a comment
Nokia says it is the first to test Verizon's 5G spec.
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