Ma Bell wants to show off 5G tech at its SHAPE conference this year.
In a radical move, the world's biggest maker of Internet switches and routers will start selling its service provider software on a standalone basis.
But can Arris be sure that FCC will support localized spectrum plans yet?
Operator announces 60,000 white boxes will be deployed using DANOS, a new open source OS built on AT&T seed code.
Verizon is undertaking more fixed wireless 5G tests in Atlanta and Sacramento.
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Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom goes large on FTTH; Hrvatski Telekom gets symmetrical in Croatia; Facebook faces European flak.
Three German startups have been asked to join a new German facility backed by Deutsche Telekom, Facebook and TIP.
It's a bird, it's a plane...
This week: Cambridge Analytica, 5G and Vodafone. Oh, and Star Wars.
AT&T looks to expand its white box router approach to macro sites and small cells for 5G.
Successful trial with Cohere Technologies could have an impact on 5G development.
Initial mmWave auction is now on track for November.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Liberty Global abandons acquisition of Multimedia Polska; Telecom Italia does mobile money; BT downgraded by Moody's; EU still on Google's case.
Could an underused public safety band become a new 5G spectrum source?
The FCC vote Thursday went 3-2 in favor of streamlined rules.
Stress ye not… The deadline for Leading Lights submissions has been edged out another two working days to Tuesday, March 27.
FCC wants to strip away federal environmental and historical reviews for small cells to smooth 5G deployments.
The standards group is working on a function that could help operators to monitor network slicing and application performance.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Peterborough next on Vodafone/CityFibre's FTTP hitlist; Telecom Italia considers IPO for planned fixed-line unit; visualizing 5G.
Spanish operator outlines plans to ramp up investments in artificial intelligence while blasting vendors for continuing to develop 'closed' technologies.
The industry needs to work on persuading operators that virtualizing the radio access network is manageable and beneficial.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telecom Italia recruits new chief commercial officer; Sunrise said to be in talks with Liberty Global over potential JV; Net Insight seeks new CEO.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ofcom kicks off 5G spectrum auction; Salt shakes things up in Switzerland; EU WiFi scheme is go!
Never mind the days, there are only HOURS remaining before the door closes on this year's Leading Lights awards deadline...
Lab test shows how to optimize mobile video delivery with more intelligence at the network edge.
The good news is there are lots of interesting propositions.
Russia's biggest operator has flagged growth in revenues and profits despite a fall in customer numbers, as it focuses on selling data services to existing subscribers.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia takes AirScale to Lebanon; Telefónica's commercial break; industry goes wireless.
Qualcomm's board claps back after news of Paul Jacobs's possible bid for the company emerges.
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Paul Jacobs, son of Qualcomm founder Irwin Jacobs, is reportedly looking for funding to take the company private.
Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief at Light Reading, and News Editor Iain Morris review major news announcements from MWC 2018, as well as a few surprises. In addition to 5G, Le Maistre and Morris also discuss news and industry progress around analytics, machine learning and automated processes.
Boosted by investments from Alibaba and others, Chinese operator is bullish about profit and sales growth in the next three years.
Chinese operator believes it will need to deploy more than 2 million basestations to provide its 5G coverage as it appeals to the optical community for more innovation that can help support the expected 5G and cloud traffic loads.
Broadcom says it is 'disappointed' by the failure of its rocky four-month bid to buy Qualcomm for $117 billion.
For mobile operators, the struggle to provide adequate service indoors becomes a full-on battle as they ramp up 5G networks.
Reports in mainstream media suggest Trump may impose tariffs on up to $60 billion of Chinese imports, and will focus on technology and telecom products.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: 5G soups up AR; Stoke goes with VX Fiber; ADVA, Facebook combine on Greek science network.
As the industry moves to 5G, the need to support reliability, low-latency, high-speed mobility, extreme density and user-level radio resource control has taken center stage.
Gabriel Brown, Principal Analyst at Heavy Reading, discusses industry forecasts for the 5G rollout with Light Reading Mobile Editor Dan Jones. In addition, Brown addresses progress in 5G smartphone and device testing and development.
Late Monday, the White House blocked Broadcom's buyout of Qualcomm.
Vendor unveils the latest iteration of its Infinite Capacity Engine (ICE) and ramps up its R&D cycle.
Take this one with a healthy grain of salt.
Broadcom shunts up US HQ move to April 3.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia targets the enterprise with SBC; the state of OTT video in MEA.
Intel is considering a move for Broadcom out of concern that a merger between Broadcom and Qualcomm would be a major threat.
John Saw, CTO at Sprint, discusses Sprint's plan for deploying its 5G mobile network, and how the operator will utilize massive MIMO in deployments. We get an insider's scoop into their 5G strategy and how it differs from the approach of other carriers, key partnerships and where Sprint plans to first deploy 5G.
More cities and suppliers named as operators get ready for mobile 5G in 2019.
Shrikant Shenwai, CEO of Wireless Broadband Alliance, discusses the WBA's priorities this year around 5G, WiFi in the enterprise space, and in-home WiFi. Shenwai also explains how WiFi plays a role in 5G deployments and densification use cases.
Brian Deutsch, CEO of Pivotal Commware, explains how the startup is using Holographic Beam Forming Technology to develop software-defined antennas, and how the technology compares to MIMO antenna technology.
I now expect them to be initially available in the first quarter of 2019.
David Orloff, Chair at Small Cell Forum, discusses taking a uniform approach to 5G deployments and reducing industry fragmentation with partnerships. In addition, Orloff explains the Forum's collaboration with operators to identify and address challenges for 5G.
Howard Watson, CEO of BT Technology Service and Operations at BT, discusses new developments for 5G since 3GPP's Release 15, how to securely manage 5G deployments, and opportunities for network slicing and AI. Watson also examines how operators can apply automation in designing their 5G deployments.
South Korean operator likes the look of vRAN technology but frets about the operational implications of using it.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Fox bites back at Comcast over Sky offer; KPN sells iBasis; MTN revenue down, but profit up; UK's Cobham Wireless lands 5G gig in China.
Test vendor EXFO has completed the acquisition of French network monitoring and analytics specialist Astellia, giving it a foothold in the mobile operator market, especially in Europe.
Kishore Raja, Vice President of Engineering Strategic Programs at Boingo, addresses standards and security progress in Boingo's Passpoint service, updates on Boingo's activity in the MulteFire Alliance, and how 5G will impact end-to-end virtualization.
Broadcom pledges to spend on 5G R&D and complete return to the US in May.
Chris Giovanniello, Co-Founder & SVP Product Development for Menlo Micro, shares how startup Menlo Micro's digital microswitch technology addresses a range of applications including medical devices, aerospace and defense, power switching, IoT, autonomous vehicles and smart homes. In addition, the technology can be used in addressing challenges to meeting 5G spectrum requirements.
There are only a few weeks left to enter this year's Leading Lights awards, so don't delay!
Italian incumbent approves plan to legally separate its fixed-line business and says it will spend €12 billion over the next three years.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: activist hedge fund fights Vivendi control of Telecom Italia; Orange reorganizes its top table; Ericsson combines with Saudi's STC on 5G.
Adrian Scrase, CTO of ETSI, discusses standards efforts for edge computing, the benefits of edge computing to data-rich applications, and how edge computing supports 5G use cases that require low latency and high performance. Scrase also examines ETSI's plugtests and hackathons as a way to further industry goals for virtualization and address challenges such as interoperability.
Bharti Airtel claims to have carried out the first trials of 5G technology in India.
Now the US government is getting into the Broadcom/Qualcomm acquisition spat.
Yves Bellego, Director of Spectrum Strategy and Planning at Orange, discusses Orange's approach to deploying 5G including preparations such as live field testing and fiber expansions. Bellego also examines the need to apply more artificial intelligence and further automate the network.
Hello, can you hear me now?
Congress could open up millimeter wave spectrum for 5G tomorrow.
AT&T's Igal Elbaz explains the telco's goals for its new edge computing test zone, and AT&T's plans to deploy 5G to 12 cities in 2018.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson clusters NB-IoT in Greece; 5G developments in Italy and Switzerland; Tele2 plumps for Nokia analytics.
As multi-access edge computing becomes a reality, operators will need to consider how to gain visibility into their ever-expanding networks and why that's important.
Spring will focus its early Massive MIMO upgrades on the cities earmarked for early 5G service launches.
GSMA's giant show reports its first decline in attendee numbers in about nine years, but what does that tell us about the industry and the event?
China's biggest operator is set to begin a rollout of 5G based on standalone technology in 2020.
Do these podcast guys never rest? No!!! Here's one direct from the MWC show floor in Barcelona, totally bossing it on 5G, IoT and AI, amongst other near-acronyms. De nada!
The Norwegian telecom incumbent sheds further light on how automation and AI could help it to slash headcount and reduce costs.