News & Views
Content tagged with 5G posted in March 2018
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AT&T Wants a Mobile 5G Test in Burbank
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3/30/2018  |  4 comments
Ma Bell wants to show off 5G tech at its SHAPE conference this year.
Cisco Bows to Carrier Demand for Software Outside the Box
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3/29/2018  |  1 comment
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.
Arris Hangs Hat on CBRS
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3/29/2018  |  Post a comment
But can Arris be sure that FCC will support localized spectrum plans yet?
DANOS Fuels AT&T's White Box Binge
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3/27/2018  |  Post a comment
Operator announces 60,000 white boxes will be deployed using DANOS, a new open source OS built on AT&T seed code.
Is Atlanta the Next 5G Market for Verizon?
Jonestown  | 
3/27/2018  |  2 comments
Verizon is undertaking more fixed wireless 5G tests in Atlanta and Sacramento.
Why You Need to Join Me in Austin for BCE
Shades of Ray  | 
3/27/2018  |  Post a comment
Austin, Texas, is the place to be May 14-16 when Light Reading will host BCE 2018 and dig deep into automation, security, machine learning, the impact of open source, intent-based networking, 'the edge', SD-WAN, IoT and more... Join me at the Big Communications Event (BCE) -- for more information, click here.
Eurobites: Proximus Snaps Up Managed Security Specialist
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3/27/2018  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom goes large on FTTH; Hrvatski Telekom gets symmetrical in Croatia; Facebook faces European flak.
DT, Facebook Back German Startups to Disrupt Networks Biz
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3/27/2018  |  1 comment
Three German startups have been asked to join a new German facility backed by Deutsche Telekom, Facebook and TIP.
Kinetic Edge Powers Flying Robots
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3/27/2018  |  1 comment
It's a bird, it's a plane...
The Telecoms.com Podcast: Information Overload
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3/27/2018  |  Post a comment
This week: Cambridge Analytica, 5G and Vodafone. Oh, and Star Wars.
AT&T Preps White Box Routers for 5G
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3/27/2018  |  1 comment
AT&T looks to expand its white box router approach to macro sites and small cells for 5G.
Telefónica Tests Ambitious New Wireless Tech
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3/26/2018  |  Post a comment
Successful trial with Cohere Technologies could have an impact on 5G development.
Trump Bill Paves Way for US 5G Spectrum Auction Later in 2018
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3/26/2018  |  Post a comment
Initial mmWave auction is now on track for November.
Eurobites: Ericsson Seeks to Energize 5G 'Network Evolution'
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3/26/2018  |  Post a comment
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.
FCC Mulls Opening Up 4.9GHz for 5G, Robots & Drones
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3/23/2018  |  Post a comment
Could an underused public safety band become a new 5G spectrum source?
FCC Trims Small Cell Reviews, AT&T Cheers
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3/23/2018  |  Post a comment
The FCC vote Thursday went 3-2 in favor of streamlined rules.
You Need Another 48 Hours to Enter the Leading Lights Awards? OK Then...
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3/22/2018  |  Post a comment
Stress ye not… The deadline for Leading Lights submissions has been edged out another two working days to Tuesday, March 27.
FCC Vote Could Cut 5G Small Cell Deployment Costs for US Operators
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3/22/2018  |  8 comments
FCC wants to strip away federal environmental and historical reviews for small cells to smooth 5G deployments.
3GPP Preps Machine Learning in 5G Core
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3/22/2018  |  Post a comment
The standards group is working on a function that could help operators to monitor network slicing and application performance.
Eurobites: Proximus Sinks More Money Into Speed-Boosting Startup Tessares
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3/22/2018  |  Post a comment
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.
Telefónica to Hit Gas on Automation With 5G Rollout
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3/21/2018  |  Post a comment
Spanish operator outlines plans to ramp up investments in artificial intelligence while blasting vendors for continuing to develop 'closed' technologies.
Is vRAN Still Too Hot to Handle?
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3/21/2018  |  1 comment
The industry needs to work on persuading operators that virtualizing the radio access network is manageable and beneficial.
Eurobites: Telefónica, Huawei Team Up on Big Data
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3/21/2018  |  Post a comment
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.
Eurobites: Cambridge Analytica Feels the Heat
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3/20/2018  |  5 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ofcom kicks off 5G spectrum auction; Salt shakes things up in Switzerland; EU WiFi scheme is go!
Leading Lights: Only Days Left to Enter!
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3/19/2018  |  Post a comment
Never mind the days, there are only HOURS remaining before the door closes on this year's Leading Lights awards deadline...
Verizon, Cisco Lab Test 'Information-Centric Networking'
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3/19/2018  |  2 comments
Lab test shows how to optimize mobile video delivery with more intelligence at the network edge.
Wanted: New Approaches to Indoor 5G
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3/19/2018  |  2 comments
The good news is there are lots of interesting propositions.
Russia's MTS Boosts Sales, Profits in 2017
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3/19/2018  |  Post a comment
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.
Eurobites: Virgin Media Poaches TalkTalk's Fiber Guy
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3/19/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia takes AirScale to Lebanon; Telefónica's commercial break; industry goes wireless.
Qualcomm Drops Jacobs From Board After Bid Chatter
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3/16/2018  |  1 comment
Qualcomm's board claps back after news of Paul Jacobs's possible bid for the company emerges.
Smart Cities Need Smarter Pipes
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3/16/2018  |  Post a comment
Join us for a special Light Reading event – speakers include the CIO of New Orleans, Spectrum Enterprise (part of Charter Communications), Crown Castle and more.
Ex-Qualcomm CEO Jacobs Plots Bid for Company – Reports
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3/16/2018  |  4 comments
Paul Jacobs, son of Qualcomm founder Irwin Jacobs, is reportedly looking for funding to take the company private.
OrbTV: It’s a Wrap! Light Reading Recaps MWC 2018
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3/16/2018  |  Post a comment
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.
China Unicom Profits Boosted by Towers JV
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3/15/2018  |  Post a comment
Boosted by investments from Alibaba and others, Chinese operator is bullish about profit and sales growth in the next three years.
China Telecom Eyes 2M+ Basestations for 5G
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3/14/2018  |  1 comment
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 Formally Drops $117B Qualcomm Bid
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3/14/2018  |  Post a comment
Broadcom says it is 'disappointed' by the failure of its rocky four-month bid to buy Qualcomm for $117 billion.
An Indoor Battle Strategy for 5G
News from Huawei  | 
3/14/2018  |  Post a comment
For mobile operators, the struggle to provide adequate service indoors becomes a full-on battle as they ramp up 5G networks.
Trade Warmonger Trump May Slap Tariffs on Chinese Tech – Reuters
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3/14/2018  |  1 comment
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.
Eurobites: BT Hires Sherman as Strategy Tank
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3/14/2018  |  3 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: 5G soups up AR; Stoke goes with VX Fiber; ADVA, Facebook combine on Greek science network.
Densification & Next-Gen C-RAN
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3/13/2018  |  Post a comment
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.
OrbTV: Heavy Reading: On the Rolling Road to 5G
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3/13/2018  |  1 comment
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.
Trump Blocks Broadcom's Qualcomm Acquisition
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3/12/2018  |  14 comments
Late Monday, the White House blocked Broadcom's buyout of Qualcomm.
Infinera Shifts Up a Gear With Its Latest Optical Engine
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3/12/2018  |  1 comment
Vendor unveils the latest iteration of its Infinite Capacity Engine (ICE) and ramps up its R&D cycle.
Rumor Mill: SoftBank Still Eyeing Charter
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3/12/2018  |  4 comments
Take this one with a healthy grain of salt.
Broadcom Speeds US Return to Strengthen Qualcomm Bid
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3/12/2018  |  1 comment
Broadcom shunts up US HQ move to April 3.
Eurobites: UK Govt Sinks £25M Into 5G Testbeds
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3/12/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia targets the enterprise with SBC; the state of OTT video in MEA.
Intel Could Bid for Broadcom – WSJ Report
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3/12/2018  |  Post a comment
Intel is considering a move for Broadcom out of concern that a merger between Broadcom and Qualcomm would be a major threat.
OrbTV: Sprint's Saw on Mobile 5G Rollout
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3/9/2018  |  Post a comment
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.
5G in the USA: A Post-MWC Update
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3/9/2018  |  4 comments
More cities and suppliers named as operators get ready for mobile 5G in 2019.
OrbTV: Wireless Broadband Alliance and the Impact of 5G on WiFi
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3/8/2018  |  1 comment
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.
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