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Former Ericsson CEO Vestberg to Be Verizon's King of Networks
News Analysis | 3/31/2017

US operator says it will restructure its business along three lines and puts former Ericsson CEO in charge of networks and technology.

Upskill U on Analytics With Princeton & AT&T
Kelsey's Grammar | 3/31/2017

Upskill U launches a new four-part series on Analytics, beginning in April.

Vodafone: The Pricing Isn't Right
News Analysis | 3/30/2017

Global operator about to announce some major vendor deals, but it's still looking for better pricing models in the cloud era.

Eurobites: Telenor, Huawei Claim E-band Breakthrough
News Analysis | 3/30/2017

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.

Phazr Set to Stun With High- & Low-Band 5G RAN?
News Analysis | 3/29/2017

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 Employs 15% Women in Tech Roles
News Analysis | 3/28/2017

Uber has released its first-ever diversity report, outlining a number of ways it vows to improve its culture and diversity.

Ekholm's Vision of Slimmer Ericsson Lacks Detail & Dazzle
Morris Lore | 3/28/2017

Ericsson's new CEO is trimming fat and focusing on core business activities, but does the new strategic plan pack any punch?

Ericsson Tightens Focus, Warns of $1.7B Q1 Hit
News Analysis | 3/28/2017

Swedish vendor hints at a likely sale of its media and cloud hardware assets and sets a target of doubling its profit margins.

Security, Cloud & the SBC
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 3/27/2017

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.

Eurobites: Brits In Line for Cashback Over Fixed-Line Fails
News Analysis | 3/24/2017

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 Sees Wireless Opps in Partners, Smart Services
News Analysis | 3/24/2017

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.

FTTH No Slam Dunk for Cable
News Analysis | 3/23/2017

Skills shortage just one of the gating factors making it likely cable selectively uses home-run fiber to combat competitive challenges.

Chinese Telco Capex to Fall 13% This Year
News Analysis | 3/23/2017

Update from the country's biggest mobile operator confirms that total capex investment levels will dip this year.

Eurobites: 3 UK Threatens Lawsuit Over 5G Auction
News Analysis | 3/23/2017

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.

AT&T Could Cover 98% of US Pop. With FiberTower '5G' Spectrum
News Analysis | 3/22/2017

Although questions about how much 39GHz bandwidth it could muster in specific markets remain up in the air.

BT: Telco Mindset Could Negate Container Benefits
News Analysis | 3/22/2017

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: The Faithful Bedfellow of MNOs Everywhere
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 3/22/2017

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 MTS: There Is No 5G Business Case
News Analysis | 3/21/2017

Russia's biggest telco has nothing positive to say about 5G technology during an investor presentation in London.

High-Band 5G: Let's Address the Range Question, Shall We?
Jonestown | 3/21/2017

There's one important thing still up in the air about 5G.

A Global 5G Platform
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 3/21/2017

A wide body of 5G players, including operators, vendors and industry bodies, remain committed to developing a single, global 5G standard.

NetNumber's CMO Shares Her Diversity Do's
Women in Comms Introduction Videos | 3/21/2017

NetNumber CMO Kim Gibbons shares why diversity and being authentic is a do amidst all the don'ts women in comms often hear.

Indian Govt to Hold 5G Auction This Year
News Analysis | 3/17/2017

Government plans to auction new 5G spectrum this year are likely to meet resistance from the industry.

5G Faces a Marathon, Not a Sprint
Morris Lore | 3/17/2017

Despite growing hype, the rollout of the next-generation network technology is unlikely to happen quickly or have an immediate impact on telco business.

Eurobites: Italy First Pasta the Post for 5G
News Analysis | 3/17/2017

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.

Intel Brakes for Autonomous Car Data Sharing
News Analysis | 3/16/2017

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.

Leading Lights Awards Deadline Looms
News Analysis | 3/16/2017

Time is running out to get your entries in for the industry's most prestigious awards.

Making 5G New Radio (NR) a Reality
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase | 3/16/2017

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.

AT&T Expects Mobile 5G Services in 'Late 2018'
News Analysis | 3/15/2017

The acceleration of the 5G NR spec is bumping up AT&T's mobile 5G plans.

Eurobites: KPN Fears 5G Freeze-Out
News Analysis | 3/15/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Megafon pushes smart home devices; ADVA supports Exaring network in Germany; UKTV rejigs YouView portal.

Gigabit LTE: Sprint's MIMO Gras in New Orleans
Slide Shows | 3/15/2017

Sprint, Motorola & Qualcomm show off the dawn of 'Gigabit Class LTE' in the US at The Smoothie King Center in New Orleans.

NYC Charges Verizon With Fios Fraud
News Analysis | 3/14/2017

New York City has filed suit against Verizon for failing to live up to its Fios promises.

Moto Phones Could Get Modular With 5G in Future
Jonestown | 3/14/2017

Motorola CVP says the vendor could get to 5G through Moto Mods modules.

OrbTV: EdgeConneX CTO on Prepping for 5G, IoT
LRTV Interviews | 3/14/2017

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.

CEO Chat With TEOCO's Atul Jain
Between the CEOs | 3/14/2017

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.

Accelerating C-V2X Toward 5G for Autonomous Driving
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase | 3/14/2017

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: Creeping Into Networks Near You
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 3/13/2017

LTE-Advanced Pro (LTE-A Pro) trials are underway, and vendors are gearing up to offer the next stepping stone before 5G.

$100M at Stake in US Wireless RFP
News Analysis | 3/13/2017

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.

Eurobites: Turin to Be Shrouded in 5G
News Analysis | 3/13/2017

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.

The How, What & Why of Accelerating 5G NR
Column | 3/10/2017

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.

OrbTV: Tele2 CEO on Industry 4.0
LRTV Interviews | 3/10/2017

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 5G Plans Should Rouse Cablecos
News Analysis | 3/10/2017

Dish's spectrum could pair well with cable companies' fiber.

OrbTV: EE Talks Emergency Services & 5G
LRTV Interviews | 3/10/2017

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.

3GPP Approves Plans to Fast Track 5G NR
News Analysis | 3/10/2017

Standards body approves a New Radio (NR) acceleration plan that could see the first standardized 5G services launched in 2019.

Shared Spectrum for 5G New Radio
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 3/10/2017

There are compelling opportunities for shared spectrum in 5G, but the industry must seize the opportunity in the specification phase to realize them.

OrbTV: ETSI Goes Sci-Fi With AI
LRTV Interviews | 3/9/2017

Luis Jorge Romero, director general of ETSI, sheds light on the organization's new AI group, and talks about the state of 5G standards.

OrbTV: DT's CTO on 5G Strategy
LRTV Interviews | 3/9/2017

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.

Qualcomm's CTO on 5G Developments
Between the CEOs | 3/9/2017

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.

OrbTV: It's an MWC17 Wrap!
LRTV Interviews | 3/9/2017

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.

UK Govt to Spend Loose Change on 5G
Morris Lore | 3/8/2017

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.

OrbTV: Small Cell Forum on Road to 5G
LRTV Interviews | 3/8/2017

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.

AT&T CFO: We're the Capacity Kings
News Analysis | 3/8/2017

Stephens tells investment conference AT&T didn't want an unlimited data battle but is uniquely positioned to win one.

5G Spectrum to Cost Less Than 4G, Says Expert
News Analysis | 3/8/2017

Telcos are unlikely to have to spend as much on 5G licenses as they did on their 4G concessions, says a leading spectrum expert.

How RJio Tore Up the 4G Rule Book
Between the CEOs | 3/7/2017

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.

Eurobites: Saudis Oil Wheels of Nokia's 5G Machine
News Analysis | 3/7/2017

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.

3GPP Likely to Fast Track 5G NR Specs This Week
News Analysis | 3/7/2017

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 Says Its Fixed 5G Will Arrive in 2018, Mobile in 2020
News Analysis | 3/7/2017

Verizon moving fast with fixed – but not true mobile – 5G.

What Does 5G Feel Like?
LRTV Documentaries | 3/6/2017

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: Our Network's Ready for 5G
News Analysis | 3/6/2017

Comcast's Neil Smit says that independent evaluators have reviewed Comcast's network footprint and believe it's well suited for future 5G rollouts.

SKT Airs 28GHz Concerns, Eyes Mid-Band 5G
News Analysis | 3/6/2017

South Korean telco is keeping its spectrum options open as it looks at various ways of reducing the 5G spending bill.

Eurobites: Virgin Media Faces Multi-Million Retrans Bill From ITV
News Analysis | 3/6/2017

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 Security Gets 50 Shades Darker
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 3/2/2017

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.

Eurobites: Deutsche Telekom's Q4 Bottom Line Hit by BT Shares Slump
News Analysis | 3/2/2017

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 on the Path to 5G
LRTV Interviews | 3/2/2017

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.

Orange Also Objects to 5G NR Acceleration
News Analysis | 3/1/2017

Technical strategy director at French incumbent says 5G is not just about new radio specifications.

Ericsson's CTO on 4G Innovation
LRTV Interviews | 3/1/2017

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.

VimpelCom to Pioneer 'Multivendor' NFV; Downbeat on 5G
News Analysis | 3/1/2017

Emerging markets player wants to be at the forefront of developments in SDN and NFV but dismisses 5G talk as 'hype.'

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