AT&T highlights two-year, $40 billion-plus capex spend, with 40% going to expand portfolio of smart, agile, mobile and integrated business solutions.
Due to concerns around cost and propagation characteristics, European operators are likely to focus their 5G efforts on sub-6GHz frequencies.
More than 100 carriers have deployed 4.5G commercial or trial networks around the globe.
But Cisco may be atypical in its M&A strategy compared to service providers and others.
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.
Together, we need to actively embrace new technology, new business modes, and new applications to fully prepare for the arrival of the 5G era.
A senior executive at Deutsche Telekom says that 5G costs must fall significantly if rollout is to prove economical.
At MWC 2017 Ericsson CEO Börje Ekholm talks about early 5G developments, the importance of partnerships and more.
Telefónica's CTO says operators risk messing up the 5G business case if they close the radio specifications too soon.
Network operator touts progress of Network 3.0 Indigo toward bringing faster mobile speeds and greater virtualization to its operations.
5G services demand a new system architecture and core network.
German telco outlines plans to make 5G available across '100%' of its network footprint but highlights some big cost hurdles.
As Light Reading first reported, Sprint will beat the rest to Massive MIMO in the US with Nokia.
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 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 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.
Australian incumbent begins laying the foundations for a 5G network future.
The much-hyped 5G standard seems unlikely to fuel a spending boom by telcos when it first appears.
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.
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.
There's lots of pre-5G activity in the mobile market and it's highlighting the need for new test and measurement tools.
Verizon appears to be edging closer to its dream of delivering a wireless alternative to fiber.
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.
Trials set for multiple cities in the US in first half of 2017.
Riddle me this: How is Dish increasing ARPU even as its base of cheaper Sling TV subscribers grows?
Sprint will have MIMO demos with both Ericsson and Nokia at MWC.
The telco's OTT video service gets its first 5G trial run.
Qualcomm to bang the sub-6GHz drum at MWC.
Verizon is working with Samsung to run customer tests on fixed 5G in the US.
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 is showing 28GHz with Intel at MWC.
I'm prepared for the worst that Barcelona can throw at me.
Its 5G modem will arrive in the second half of 2017.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
Ahead of MWC in Barcelona, talk has started to circulate that nuptials may be in line for Cisco and Ericsson.
Hong Kong's operators are worried they'll get left behind if the government sticks to its current spectrum allocation timetable.
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.
And just what constitutes massive MIMO, eh?
In a surprise move, Charter CEO Tom Rutledge used the company's Q4 earnings call to announce new 5G plans.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Virgin adds RGUs; Deutsche Telekom hooks up with Amazon's Alexa; BT extends Asda MVNO contract.
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.
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 rolls out more 700MHz LTE and plans thousands of small cells in 2017.
It's all about the Massive MIMO, folks!
Vendor is pushing video as a growth engine and launching multiple cloud-centric products at this year's MWC.
Nokia says it is the first to test Verizon's 5G spec.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia focuses on private mobile networks; ARM sales up under SoftBank; Sparkle wins Czech research deal; Proximus taps Neustar for analytics.
The executive responsible for much of Telia's digital transformation, as well as investment in next-generation technologies, is understood to have left the Swedish operator in November.
The new antenna, made with a silicon-based process, signifies progress toward gigabit base stations and gateways in a 5G band favored by AT&T and Verizon.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Italtel gets into analytics; Colt hooks up to Azure; Telefónica makes friends in Iceland; Nokia sells G.fast in Japan.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: New EU rules on online content access; Swisscom feels the heat; Inmarsat and Actility talk IoT; 5G and energy grids.
The trio unveil VR mobile streaming tests for CBRS tech at 180mph at Vegas speedway.
64x64 MIMO for 2.4GHz networks likely to arrive in 2017.
The takeover should help the smallest of the UK's four mobile network operators to address its spectrum shortcomings.
Researchers at the University of Hiroshima claim a transmitter system delivered 105 Gbit/s over a single 300GHz channel.
The South Korean operator is under pressure to show there is money to be made from technology diversification.
Qualcomm runs down some of the technologies that will evolve into the 5G radio standard.
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Operator says it will have 1Gbit/s downloads in some places in 2017.
A deal involving T-Mobile could help Deutsche Telekom to fund broadband improvements in its heartlands.
Ma Bell gets 39GHz spectrum that can be used for 5G tests and possible next-gen services in the future.
'Different' approach is built on being more open and engaging with customers, vendors and partners.
Verizon has completed its $1.8 billion purchase of XO's fiber business, setting the stage for 5G.
Utilities trials are coming for the sorta 5Gish powerline technology, AT&T says.