A US 5G lead, more jobs and cheaper services all sound good, if not bigly, but is it all just promises right now?
Consumers, industry employees and equipment vendors must all hope that regulators block a T-Mobile merger with Sprint.
But the companies will need every ounce of spectrum to succeed.
Boingo Wireless and Comcast Business make the shortlist for our NFV deployment strategy award.
Investors may be worried about the wrong things.
US mobile operators are close to reaching agreement on the terms of a deal, according to reports.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Comings and goings at Telecom Italia; Orange active in Africa; Proximus hits 2.94 Gbit/s in 5G trial; Facebook CTO gets a UK grilling.
FCC says agency is ready for 24GHz, 28GHz and 39GHz auctions in 2019, and has plans to open up the 3.7GHz to 4.2GHz band for 5G.
Qualcomm blames its legal battles with Apple and another licensee for a fall in profits but managed to grow sales thanks to its chips business.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica, Orange and KPN reveal Q1 earnings; Ericsson lands Italian virtualization job.
Finnish vendor insists the second half of 2018 will be much better than the first half as customers start to invest in long-awaited 5G networks.
Libelium and Movandi and their founders are pioneering new technologies that are already changing the game for IoT and 5G, respectively, making them startups you want to keep an eye on in 2018 and beyond.
LTE and future 5G networks are evolving in a way that overcomes previous barriers to the use of standardized public-network technologies for private applications, and there is better support for features needed in mission-critical use cases.
Market punishes AT&T for miss, but Ma Bell lauds 5G progress.
The cost of 5G deployments depends in part on the cost of pole attachment fees.
The WSJ reports that Huawei is in the Justice Department's crosshairs for its activities related to selling goods and services to Iran.
For all the banker excitement about a possible tie-up between Vodafone and Liberty, any deal in Germany seems highly unlikely.
Unlike AT&T and other major pay-TV providers, Verizon is holding off on introducing a full-fledged OTT video service until it launches residential 5G service later this year.
The Verizon CFO isn't sure a standards-based fixed 5G CPE will be ready until 2019.
With 5G on the horizon, major new innovations in smartphones and the expansion of IoT devices and services, the cloud is more critical than ever in ensuring operators remain relevant.
The '5G Evolution' upgrades will help provide faster 4G connections to backstop initially limited 5G deployments.
Is Facebook a monopoly? Sure it is. Just a 21st-century monopoly, where data is king.
Swedish equipment vendor appears to turn a corner with its best set of quarterly results since the departure of former CEO Hans Vestberg.
ZTE hits back at US Dept. of Commerce's 'denial order' that bans US component firms from selling to the Chinese vendor for seven years, raises prospect of 'judicial measures' and questions its own survival.
Qualcomm says 1,500 job losses are part of a cost-cutting plan announced in January.
A major re-architecting of the network will be needed to deliver future services, as we'll discuss during the upcoming BCE 2018.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Red Hat, Altran join Spanish 5G R&D initiative; Sky powers on; Orange pals up with Siemens for IoT; DT's Open Telekom goes hybrid.
India's telcos have announced plans for a dramatic expansion of basestation infrastructure, but the network expansion will not be without challenges.
Verizon executive Vickie Lonker thinks both vendors and network service providers can do a better job to move forward faster.
...in the net neutrality debate. Why, what were you thinking?
French service provider unveils details of AI research with Nokia and IBM as part of Europe's 5G-PPP initiative.
One of the biggest challenges AT&T's channel partners face in implementing new IoT services for their customers is an internal knowledge gap, said AT&T's Randall Porter.
Timed to arrive as the first domestic 5G networks come online.
Google continues on the 3.5GHz trail, as the FCC is expected to hand in a decision on the spectrum usage soon.
It doesn't help the optics when your former committee chair now faces jail time.
Chinese vendor's chairman downplays 5G technology, saying it is not materially different from 4G.
As part of an ongoing dispute, the US Department of Commerce bans component sales to ZTE.
DALLAS – Automation Everywhere – Randy Levensalor, lead architect for CableLabs, explains how CableLabs is utilizing partnerships and open source to drive NFV interoperability in an effort to enable operators to spend more time focusing on their automation strategies.
Light Reading founder Steve Saunders talks with VMware's Shekar Ayyar, who explains why cloud architectures are becoming more distributed, what that means for workloads, and why telcos can still be significant cloud services players.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Fon buys XCellAir; Telegram app blocked in Russia; Deutsche Telekom upgrades "nearshore" areas.
xRAN is for open source RAN hardware, ORAN is for CPRI, apparently...
5G as a sprint, not a long-distance proposition.
The Swedish vendor seems to have a bigger problem with openness than its Finnish rival.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Google helps cut data use in Africa; Deutsche Telekom invests in Israeli IoT startup; Nokia and Telia put the 5G into Industry 4.0.
'Most of all, it took a lot of crazy.' Major telecom players are lining up to build city-scale testbeds for next-generation wireless technologies.
The Chinese vendor says its automation tools and services will support major workforce reductions in network operations.
Never mind the coverage range, feel the gigabit speeds!
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EU officials raid Fox's London office; Nokia in talks with Google over airplane broadband sale; Orange Luxembourg goes with Comarch for BSS.
Just five months after merger talks were called off, the rumor mill grinds into action again.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telia Sweden CEO resigns; new boss at Liquid Telecom; Viavi displays the Cobham effect; smart city developments.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Brexit twist in Facebook data shenanigans; Telefónica chooses ASSIA for WiFi management; Nokia gets China Mobile gig; Deutsche Telekom rethinks media-buying operations.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Colt expands Inbound Voice Services; Deutsche Telekom rolls out fiber in Mansfeld-Südharz; Facebook faces flak.
Charter continues on its 5G fixed wireless test path in Los Angeles.
Smart cities are no walk in the park.
The results could leave operators short of cash to invest in 5G networks, warns a leading analyst, while the UK's spectrum imbalance persists.
What comes after blazing broadband for the 5G specification?
The anticipated 5G wave of new small cells is likely to kick off a new round of cellular 'Nimbyism' too.
Fiber to the home (FTTH) and mm-wave 5G fixed wireless access (5G-FWA) are not actual competitors, as they both have their strengths and places in the market
Another city leader has parted ways with the FCC's Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee.
Results from the Chinese equipment giant show how difficult it will be for Ericsson and Nokia to mount an effective challenge.
Boingo's Derek Peterson discusses use cases and opportunities for cable companies in preparing for 5G.
The optical community was buzzing at this year's OFC event, fueled in part by 5G expectations and developments from the likes of Ciena, Coriant, Infinera, Nokia and NeoPhotonics.