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Orange: Still No Clear Business Case for vRAN
News Analysis | 2/28/2018

Orange has been carrying out vRAN trials but has yet to be convinced that a commercial rollout would make sense.

Eurobites: Telenor Targets Smart Cities With Cisco
News Analysis | 2/28/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom introduces ten-year flat data rate for IoT; Ericsson and MTS open 5G test center in Russia; TIM cozies up to Qualcomm.

OrbTV: MWC 2018 Day 2 Wrap-Up
LRTV Interviews | 2/28/2018

Light Reading's Kelsey Ziser and Iain Morris wrap up Day 2 of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona with initial thoughts on service provider and product announcements.

T-Mobile to Roll Out 5G in 30 US Cities in 2018
News Analysis | 2/27/2018

The network deployment will be split 'roughly 50/50' between Ericsson and Nokia, according to T-Mobile's CEO.

NTT DoCoMo: Capex to Fall With 5G Rollout
News Analysis | 2/27/2018

Several of the world's biggest operators have said they do not expect capital expenditure to rise with the deployment of 5G technology.

OrbTV: Verizon's 5G & SD-WAN Capabilities
LRTV Interviews | 2/27/2018

Shawn Hakl, SVP Business Products, discusses Verizon's new strategies for IoT strategy including the impact of 5G on its approach to SD-WAN.

Digitalization: Key to 5G Indoor Success
News from Huawei | 2/27/2018

Boosting intensive indoor coverage in preparation for the 5G era has been and will continue to be a serious concern for many operators. What options are available for operators?

Eurobites: TIM, Ericsson Go vRAN in Turin
News Analysis | 2/27/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ooredoo makes 5G claims in Qatar, while Vodafone beats a retreat; network slicers come together; Bouygues trials 5G in Bordeaux.

China Mobile Claims First 3GPP Standard 5G CPE
News Analysis | 2/27/2018

The Huawei-built unit supports the 3GPP 5G NR spec at 3.5GHz.

Major Telcos Pool Efforts to Slash 5G RAN Costs
News Analysis | 2/27/2018

AT&T, China Mobile, Deutsche Telekom, NTT DoCoMo and Orange have clubbed together to form ORAN, which combines the XRAN and C-RAN groups that were previously active in this area.

SKT in Talks With DT to Join MobiledgeX
News Analysis | 2/27/2018

South Korean telco could team up with Deutsche Telekom on edge computing through an investment in its MobiledgeX business.

Ryan Ding: On 5G, Work With Huawei
News from Huawei | 2/27/2018

Ryan Ding, Huawei Executive Director and President of Carrier Business Group, shared his views and vision for 5G with the industry at the '5G is Now' Summit during Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018.

DT Will Start Commercial 5G Trials in 2018
News Analysis | 2/26/2018

German telco plots launch of 5G network services in 2020 following commercial trials in Germany and other European markets this year.

Cisco Lands One on Ericsson With Open vRAN Initiative
News Analysis | 2/26/2018

Ciscosson relationship is in tatters as Cisco spearheads radio access network initiative that competes against Ericsson.

Ruckus Reveals CBRS Home Gateway
News Analysis | 2/26/2018

Arris brings Ruckus to the home with new fixed wireless broadband gateway.

MWC 2018: Ericsson CEO Interview
LRTV Interviews | 2/26/2018

Ericsson's CEO Börje Ekholm talks to Light Reading about 5G investments, automation, business models and more at Mobile World Congress 2018.

Verizon: We'll Be First With Fixed & Mobile 5G
News Analysis | 2/26/2018

Verizon takes 5G marketing fight to chilly Spain!

Telenor: Containers Essential to 5G
News Analysis | 2/26/2018

New white paper, co-authored by Metaswitch, relates PoC and trial experience showing faster service turn-up, greater efficiencies.

First 5G Core Spec Coming in June
News Analysis | 2/26/2018

Open APIs are the order of the day.

Eurobites: Vodafone Enlists Samsung's Help for 'Smart Home' Service
News Analysis | 2/26/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone trials 5G in Milan with Nokia; TIM teams up with Cisco for cybersecurity and more; DT and SAP extend partnership.

Europe at Risk of 'Slow, Fragmented' 5G, Warns Vodafone Boss
News Analysis | 2/26/2018

If European authorities regulate 5G in the same way as 3G and 4G, they will deal a blow to the nascent technology, warns Vodafone boss.

Telstra Automates, Builds Out Distributed Cloud to Support 5G
News Analysis | 2/26/2018

Australian operator is converting local exchanges into mini data centers and introducing multiple automated processes as it prepares to introduce 5G services in 2019, say key executives.

Ericsson CEO: Net Neutrality Threatens 5G
News Analysis | 2/26/2018

Ericsson boss takes aim at regulatory authorities, arguing that net neutrality rules could impede the rollout of mission-critical 5G services.

Humans Beware: Ericsson Readies Machines to Run the Network
News Analysis | 2/26/2018

Swedish vendor is set to launch a handful of 'machine intelligence' products at this week's MWC and says 15 major operators are interested in its AI goodies.

DT-Owned MobiledgeX to Power German Telco's Edge Rollout
News Analysis | 2/26/2018

The German telecom incumbent plans to use software from its wholly owned Silicon Valley subsidiary to support its edge-computing deployment.

Nokia Makes 5G Waves With Its ReefShark Chip
News Analysis | 2/25/2018

An optimized in-house chip has resulted in strong 5G traction with major operators, boasts Nokia's CEO.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Pre-MWC Special
LRTV Documentaries | 2/23/2018

On your way to Barcelona for you-know-what? Eschew that tired old in-flight movie and listen instead to Telecoms.com's own Fun Boy Three, who bring you their unique take on what's likely to be hot – or not – at MWC.

India Steps Up Its 5G Efforts
News Analysis | 2/23/2018

Indian authorities and operators are keen to play a role in the development of 5G technology.

Eurobites: Telefónica Tiptoes Toward 5G With 4.5G Moves
News Analysis | 2/23/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange and KPN claim LoRa breakthrough; digital education in Africa; Nokia's 'Conscious Factory in a Box'; 5G fanfare from DT, Huawei and Intel.

How Long Before We Hit Peak MWC?
Morris Lore | 2/23/2018

Mobile World Congress remains the must-attend event in the telecom industry, even as concern grows about its sprawl and spin.

Eurobites: Italian Antitrust Watchdog Gets Its Teeth Into TIM
News Analysis | 2/22/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica profit up by a third, extends wholesale FTTH deal with Orange; more 5G action; Nokia memo confirms healthcare U-turn.

DT to Splurge €12.5B in 2018 Capex as It Preps for 5G
News Analysis | 2/22/2018

German telecom incumbent will increase spending in Germany this year as it starts to prepare for the launch of higher-speed 5G services.

Broadcom Drops Offer for Qualcomm to $117B
News Analysis | 2/21/2018

The Broadcom/Qualcomm M&A slap fight rolls on.

Who Puts Mobile Biz at Risk? It's You & Me
News Analysis | 2/21/2018

Verizon's first-ever Mobile Security Index shows global professionals managing mobile devices for businesses fear their employees the most.

Orange Rules Out M&A Moves in France, Returns to Growth
News Analysis | 2/21/2018

Orange will not initiate any takeover activity in France, says CEO, as company reports domestic sales growth for first time since 2009.

AT&T Reveals Initial 5G Cities
News Analysis | 2/21/2018

Atlanta, Dallas and Waco will be among the first US cities to get AT&T's mobile 5G in 2018.

Qualcomm Ups NXP Bid, Angers Broadcom
News Analysis | 2/21/2018

Qualcomm is now offering $44 billion for NXP.

AT&T Sharpens Edge With New Open Source Effort, Test Lab Launch
News Analysis | 2/20/2018

Company announces new group within Linux Foundation and launches its edge computing test zone in Palo Alto.

Eurobites: Vodafone Uses 4G to Track Drones
News Analysis | 2/20/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia targets the smart city; more 5G claims; BT sells cable-making business; new boss-in-waiting for Ireland's eir.

Proxy Firm Wants Qualcomm to Continue Talks With Broadcom
News Analysis | 2/20/2018

ISS wants Qualcomm to take $121 billion Broadcom bid as starting point for talks.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: A Little Ray of Sunshine
LRTV Documentaries | 2/20/2018

Ain't no sunshine when he's gone, so Ray's back with Scott to talk about full-on fiber and Nokia's tactical withdrawal from the digital health market.

Telefónica Expands Its Global Telco Cloud
News Analysis | 2/19/2018

Wholesale arm of Spanish giant has added seven new network functions hubs to enhance its virtualization capabilities.

Eurobites: Nokia & Tele2 Combine for IoT
News Analysis | 2/19/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: using church spires for mobile antennas in the UK; how du will book your vacation for you; Belgian watchdog bites back at Facebook; for DT, the only way is ethics.

PON, 5G & the Case for Convergence
News Analysis | 2/16/2018

5G may finally be driving the business case for fixed mobile convergence.

5G: The Density Question
Jonestown | 2/15/2018

Double the density, double the fun!

Has Europe Switched to a Fiber Diet? Not Yet...
Shades of Ray | 2/15/2018

The European region, including Russia, has experienced two years of 20%+ growth in FTTH/B connections but many markets still haven't really woken up.

Eurobites: UK's 5G Auction Hurdle Cleared
News Analysis | 2/14/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia addresses virtualization risks; ARM targets machine learning; UK soccer rights auction suffers deflation.

Altice Champions NG-PON2 for 5G Fronthaul
News Analysis | 2/14/2018

International operator believes the emerging fiber access broadband technology will be needed to support a disaggregated radio access network once 5G is deployed.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Let's Get Digital
LRTV Documentaries | 2/13/2018

Scott and Jamie are joined by special guest Paul Nolan from PR agency CC Group, who tells us about a bit of research his company commissioned into how operators are going about the macro trend that is digital transformation and what vendors are doing to help them. Spoiler alert – it's complicated.

Broadcom Keeps the Pressure On in Qualcomm Bid
News Analysis | 2/13/2018

The companies are also said to be meeting on Wednesday.

MWC 2018: Ovum IDs the IoT Hotspots
LRTV Interviews | 2/13/2018

Ovum's Head of IoT, Alexandra Rehak, uncovers the hot IoT topics for MWC, including LPWAN commercialization, use cases for 5G, the use of artificial intelligence in IoT deployments and more.

Federal Funds for Broadband? Unlikely
News Analysis | 2/12/2018

Trump's infrastructure bill promises little in the way of federal funding for broadband deployments.

Orange's 5G Plan: Definitely, Maybe
News Analysis | 2/12/2018

France's biggest service provider is preparing to roll out 5G networks despite the uncertainties it faces.

Monitoring the Mobile Cloud Is Essential for Digitalization
Column | 2/9/2018

Accurate real-time visibility into next-generation networks and clouds is essential for operators' digital transformation and 5G strategies.

Qualcomm Rejects Latest Broadcom Bid
News Analysis | 2/9/2018

But Qualcomm is offering to meet with Broadcom to discuss the bid.

Huawei: We're Still in Orange's 5G Plans
News Analysis | 2/9/2018

Head of Huawei's carrier division says the Chinese vendor is involved in Orange's 5G developments despite not being included in the French operator's 5G test plans announced this week.

Has China Really Opened Up a 5G Gap?
News Analysis | 2/9/2018

The notion that China has opened up a 5G gap with the US looks mistaken.

DT Ditches Nokia From Its German Radio Access Network
News Analysis | 2/9/2018

Ericsson confirmed as the replacement for Nokia in Deutsche Telekom's German radio access network.

It's Time to Enter the Leading Lights
Shades of Ray | 2/9/2018

If your company excelled during the past year, you need to be submitting your entry for this year's Leading Lights awards. Get the full details by clicking on this link.

Huawei Commits Up to $20B for Annual R&D, Fleshes Out AI Pitch
News Analysis | 2/8/2018

Chinese vendor commits to spend between $10 to 20 billion per year on R&D and prepares to launch its cross-portfolio AI-enabled platform.

T-Mobile Readies Mobile 5G for 2019, but Stresses 4G's Primacy
News Analysis | 2/8/2018

T-Mobile can switch on 5G in some urban areas as compatible smartphones become available in 2019.

MWC 2018: Has OpenRAN Come of Age?
LRTV Interviews | 2/8/2018

The disaggregation of the radio access network has been on operator agendas for some years, but will 'best of breed' mobile broadband access network models take off in 2018? Or is this just an R&D dream?

Huawei's $800M 5G Budget Piles Pressure on Ericsson, Nokia
News Analysis | 2/8/2018

Chinese vendor will have put the frighteners on its European rivals with an update on its 5G and broader R&D plans.

Eurobites: TalkTalk Forms JV for £1.5B Fiber Foray
News Analysis | 2/8/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: state investment firm sells off shares in Telia; TDC rejects takeover bid; Ericsson's on the 5G radio.

Huawei Frozen Out of Orange's 5G Paris Party
News Analysis | 2/7/2018

Orange announces Ericsson, Nokia, Cisco and Samsung as key partners on 5G trials. Where does that leave Huawei?

Eurobites: Nokia, Qualcomm Boast 5G Network-to-Device Interop Tests
News Analysis | 2/7/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Elisa tests virtual reality and more on pre-standard 5G; VodafoneZiggo upgrades core with Ericsson; Com Hem gets 1.2Gbit/s symmetrical over fiber coax.

5G in the USA: Where We At?
News Analysis | 2/7/2018

Hint: Don't expect much action before the final three months of this year.

MWC 2018: Facing the Millennial Challenge
LRTV Interviews | 2/7/2018

Ovum analyst Camille Mendler explains why the tech and mobile industries need to focus on delivering enterprise solutions that can be understood and used by anyone as the millennial generation begins to comprise the majority of the workforce.

Verizon Demos 50-Meg VR App Over 5G
News Analysis | 2/6/2018

Virtual Skybox VR demo imported 4K feeds and interactive extras into an app streamed live over Verizon's pre-5G test network.

MWC 2018: The Next Phase of 5G
LRTV Interviews | 2/6/2018

Heavy Reading Principal Analyst Gabriel Brown believes this year's MWC in Barcelona will witness a deep dive into 'Phase II' 5G tech developments such as network slicing.

Orange Spain CEO Puts 5G Squeeze on Ericsson, Nokia
News Analysis | 2/6/2018

The head of Orange Spain sees no short-term need to blanket his market with 5G networks and wants to 'break' the business model of Ericsson and Huawei.

Eurobites: Airline WiFi Scheme Set for Take-Off
News Analysis | 2/6/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica and Huawei test 5G-V2X; Nokia tries out LPWA tech for French power giant; Orange turns to Check Point for device protection.

Viavi Splashes $455M on Cobham's T&M Unit
News Analysis | 2/6/2018

With the 5G test market in mind, Viavi has coughed up $455 million to acquire the test and measurement division of Cobham, a move that takes it into other verticals as well.

Charter Sees High Capex Peaking
News Analysis | 2/5/2018

Second-biggest US cable and broadband provider says its heavy capital spending will start to ebb a bit this year even as it carries out more all-digital and DOCSIS 3.1 system upgrades.

Broadcom Raises Offer for Qualcomm to $121B
News Analysis | 2/5/2018

Broadcom says this is its final offer for Qualcomm.

MWC 2018: Time for a Reality Check
LRTV Interviews | 2/5/2018

Ovum analyst Dario Talmesio says MWC 2018 is a great opportunity for a reality check on key technology developments and potential business cases related to AI, IoT, 5G and more.

Sprint Promises Mobile 5G in H1 2019, Signals More Job Cuts
News Analysis | 2/2/2018

Sprint ups its capex as it gets into its 5G stride.

Don't Laugh, Charter Is Testing '6G' Wireless
News Analysis | 2/2/2018

Maybe cry instead.

Vodafone in Talks to Acquire Liberty Global Assets
News Analysis | 2/2/2018

Major merger not being discussed but the acquisition by Vodafone of European assets is being considered, the companies admit.

ZTE Hails Return to Profitability, Ramps 5G Investment
News Analysis | 2/2/2018

Chinese vendor manages sales growth in 2017 despite challenging market conditions and plots a boost to its 5G R&D investments.

Eurobites: DT, Nokia Put 5G to the Industrial Test
News Analysis | 2/2/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia and Deutsche Telekom get industrial with 5G in Hamburg; eir revenue falls in Q2; Tele2's busy year.

Qualcomm Sets Out Its 5G Stall for 2018
News Analysis | 2/1/2018

5G is big with Qualcomm on its latest earnings call.

Germany's 5G Auction & the Gigabit Dream
News Analysis | 2/1/2018

Proceeds from an auction of 5G spectrum are unlikely to go far in helping Germany to realize its gigabit ambitions.

Las Vegas Bets on a New Network Edge
News Analysis | 2/1/2018

Creating a smart city means redefining network infrastructure.

Eurobites: Openreach Finally Puts 'Fibre First'
News Analysis | 2/1/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone going steady; Nokia's reasons to be cheerful; eir pulls out of Ireland's National Broadband Plan.

Nokia Outperforms Ericsson in Mobile but Sees Margin Pressure
News Analysis | 2/1/2018

Finnish vendor ends 2017 on a relative high note but says conditions will remain tough in 2018 and that margins will be under pressure.

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