US operator says it will restructure its business along three lines and puts former Ericsson CEO in charge of networks and technology.
Upskill U launches a new four-part series on Analytics, beginning in April.
Global operator about to announce some major vendor deals, but it's still looking for better pricing models in the cloud era.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: IoT and VoIP bolster postal services; ETSI bitsy teeny weeny name change; exec changes at Virgin Media; Swisscom cuts roaming charges.
The startup is developing a system that supports both mmWave and low-band for 5G, for fast downloads and uplink coverage, with trials underway in US & Europe.
Uber has released its first-ever diversity report, outlining a number of ways it vows to improve its culture and diversity.
Ericsson's new CEO is trimming fat and focusing on core business activities, but does the new strategic plan pack any punch?
Swedish vendor hints at a likely sale of its media and cloud hardware assets and sets a target of doubling its profit margins.
Despite all the current hype surrounding 5G at the moment, it's cloud and security technologies that are fundamentally driving business growth opportunities for communications service providers.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson and SoftBank trial 28GHz 5G; Proximus rolls trucks on fiber program; EU treads carefully in Google case; Deutsche Telekom monkeys around with 4G and VR.
Cable companies are already wireless providers with in-home WiFi but they have the opportunity to partner with wireless operators to build an inside-out model of service.
Skills shortage just one of the gating factors making it likely cable selectively uses home-run fiber to combat competitive challenges.
Update from the country's biggest mobile operator confirms that total capex investment levels will dip this year.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EU scrutinizes Facebook's response to charges over WhatsApp deal; Dusseldorf trials digital health system with ZTE; Onecom boss cleared of manslaughter charges.
Although questions about how much 39GHz bandwidth it could muster in specific markets remain up in the air.
BT's Peter Willis says operators will have to start treating their network functions like expendable cattle, rather than much-loved pets, to benefit from container technology.
IMS hit the top of its hype curve a long time ago and now it's delivering on its promises – but it still needs sophisticated test tools to keep it honest.
Russia's biggest telco has nothing positive to say about 5G technology during an investor presentation in London.
There's one important thing still up in the air about 5G.
A wide body of 5G players, including operators, vendors and industry bodies, remain committed to developing a single, global 5G standard.
NetNumber CMO Kim Gibbons shares why diversity and being authentic is a do amidst all the don'ts women in comms often hear.
Government plans to auction new 5G spectrum this year are likely to meet resistance from the industry.
Despite growing hype, the rollout of the next-generation network technology is unlikely to happen quickly or have an immediate impact on telco business.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Interoute's container breakthrough; T-Systems peddles AI; ADVA's edge NFV device passes muster; consumer watchdogs bark at online giants.
Kathy Winter, Intel's autonomous cars GM, says regardless of who owns the data inside the cars, she wants it to be shared and licensable to increase safety.
Time is running out to get your entries in for the industry's most prestigious awards.
Listen to Dr. John Smee, Vice President of Engineering at Qualcomm, talk about the tremendous progress the industry is making towards making 5G NR – the global 5G standard – a reality. Hear about the latest demonstrations and technologies Qualcomm was showcasing at Mobile World Congress.
The acceleration of the 5G NR spec is bumping up AT&T's mobile 5G plans.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Megafon pushes smart home devices; ADVA supports Exaring network in Germany; UKTV rejigs YouView portal.
Sprint, Motorola & Qualcomm show off the dawn of 'Gigabit Class LTE' in the US at The Smoothie King Center in New Orleans.
New York City has filed suit against Verizon for failing to live up to its Fios promises.
Motorola CVP says the vendor could get to 5G through Moto Mods modules.
Don MacNeil, CTO, EdgeConneX, talks to Liz Coyne, managing editor, Light Reading, at Mobile World Congress about how edge data center operators are preparing for a future of 5G, IoT and more.
TEOCO Founder and CEO Atul Jain talks to Light Reading Founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the challenges around cost control and service monetization in the mobile and IoT sectors.
Listen to George Tsirtsis, Senior Director of Technology at Qualcomm, describe the critical role Cellular-V2X (C-V2X) will play in the autonomous car of the future. And hear about the outstanding momentum toward making C-V2X a reality.
LTE-Advanced Pro (LTE-A Pro) trials are underway, and vendors are gearing up to offer the next stepping stone before 5G.
The National Science Foundation has tasked US Ignite and Northeastern University with managing an estimated $100 million in funding set aside for advanced wireless networking research.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone creates UK call center jobs; TalkTalk hack fears; UHD content for Swisscom TV viewers; DT's cloud gets new features.
As the 3GPP agrees on plan to accelerate 5G NR -- the global 5G standard -- for 2019 deployments, a Qualcomm VP walks us through the reasons why.
Allison Kirkby, president and group CEO of Tele2, spoke with Ray Le Maistre, editor-in-chief of Light Reading, about the fourth Industrial Revolution, the impact it will have on businesses and society in general and the challenges it will bring for service providers.
Dish's spectrum could pair well with cable companies' fiber.
Tom Bennett, director of network services and devices for EE, talks to Ray Le Maistre, Light Reading's editor-in-chief, about the service provider's approach to emergency services and the move to 5G.
Standards body approves a New Radio (NR) acceleration plan that could see the first standardized 5G services launched in 2019.
There are compelling opportunities for shared spectrum in 5G, but the industry must seize the opportunity in the specification phase to realize them.
Luis Jorge Romero, director general of ETSI, sheds light on the organization's new AI group, and talks about the state of 5G standards.
Light Reading's News Editor, Iain Morris, sat down with Bruno Jacobfeuerborn, group CTO of Deutsche Telekom, at Mobile World Congress to discuss the company's newly announced strategy, commitment and timeline for 5G.
At MWC 2017, Qualcomm's CTO Matt Grob talks to Light Reading's CEO and Founder Steve Saunders about the progress being made in the development of the technologies and standards that will underpin 5G.
Light Reading's Ray Le Maistre and Enterprise Cloud News editor Scott Ferguson discuss some of the trends from this year's Mobile World Congress and attempt a spoof of the Oscars.
The UK government's budget commitment to 5G is unlikely to advance the technology in any meaningful way, but it ticks a few important-sounding boxes.
David Orloff, chairman of Small Cell Forum, talks to Liz Coyne of Light Reading about the work the organization is doing to enable hyper-dense, ultra-high capacity networks to support 5G and IoT.
Stephens tells investment conference AT&T didn't want an unlimited data battle but is uniquely positioned to win one.
Telcos are unlikely to have to spend as much on 5G licenses as they did on their 4G concessions, says a leading spectrum expert.
At MWC 2017, Reliance Jio's President of Network, Global Strategy and Service Development, Mathew Oommen, tells Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders how ruthless execution of its plans helped the Indian greenfield 4G operator attract more than 100 million subscribers in its first 170 days of commercial operation.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson secures $200 million investment in iconectiv subsidiary; BICS offers backhaul with Retelit; PoP life in Istanbul; Facebook caught out in Italy.
The standards body seems likely to approve plans to speed up the development of 5G new radio specifications, but does this spell trouble for the broader 5G standard?
Verizon moving fast with fixed – but not true mobile – 5G.
At MWC, Nokia staged a demo intended to showcase the difference between a 4G and 5G network. Light Reading stepped into the virtual cockpit to see how just a few milliseconds of latency can affect the control of a remote control car.
Comcast's Neil Smit says that independent evaluators have reviewed Comcast's network footprint and believe it's well suited for future 5G rollouts.
South Korean telco is keeping its spectrum options open as it looks at various ways of reducing the 5G spending bill.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Turkcell in joint research deal with ZTE; Google probed in Turkey; UK government to examine Fox's Sky bid.
Pay-TV providers are seeing new security threats and vulnerabilities every day, and are facing numerous challenges trying to tighten the security that protects organizations, as well as their customers.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson teams up with Telecom Italia on 5G, brings its virtual network function to Egypt; Telefónica goes Nano with LTE, chooses Teoco for spectrum refarming; French regulator gets new director-general.
Telefónica CTO Enrique Blanco says his company is pushing strongly towards 5G but wants to adapt the network to the customer, and not the other way around.
Technical strategy director at French incumbent says 5G is not just about new radio specifications.
At MWC 2017 Ericsson CTO Ulf Ewaldsson talks about the ongoing innovation in hardware and software that can enable Gigabit LTE as operators prepare for 5G.
Emerging markets player wants to be at the forefront of developments in SDN and NFV but dismisses 5G talk as 'hype.'