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Content tagged with 5G posted in May 2017
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Does Ericsson's 5G-for-Healthcare Biz Case Need Surgery?
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5/31/2017  |  1 comment
The Swedish vendor demos 5G in a healthcare setting, but the business case for telcos remains doubtful.
Google Taking 3.5GHz Tests to NASCAR
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5/30/2017  |  5 comments
Google now describes 3.5GHz CBRS wireless as part of a 'secret commercially valuable plan' for the company.
Orange Sees 'Peak' Capex in 2018/19, Ups 2017 Guidance
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5/30/2017  |  Post a comment
French telecom incumbent is looking at increasing investments where it says there is an opportunity for a quick return.
Making 5G NR a Reality With Qualcomm
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5/30/2017  |  Post a comment
Listen to Dr. John Smee, VP of Engineering at Qualcomm Technologies, describe how the industry is preparing to accelerate 5G NR -- the global 5G standard -- for commercial deployments starting as early as 2019.
Verizon's Ed Chan on the New World for Networks
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5/29/2017  |  1 comment
At BCE 2017, Verizon discusses the coming world of sensors and the smart edge, powered by new spectrum and faster fiber uploads.
Zayo's CTO: Respect the Infrastructure!
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5/29/2017  |  Post a comment
At BCE, Zayo's CTO Jack Waters talks about the critical role of infrastructure and the changing customer landscape for network providers.
How Wireless Aims to Trump Fiber
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5/29/2017  |  10 comments
In many cases, advocates say, wireless broadband service may make more sense and be more cost-effective than stringing fiber or cable all the way to the customer.
Optimizing the 4G Technology Cycle
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
5/26/2017  |  Post a comment
LTE-A Pro as not only valuable on its own terms, but also as part of a network strategy that will accelerate the commercial success of 5G.
Eurobites: Grow Some Cyberballs, UK Industry Warned
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5/26/2017  |  6 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: CEOs tell European Commission to hold its nerve on deregulation; Spotify hires four directors as it prepares for possible IPO; Apple's design guru stands up for diversity.
Intel's Lynn Comp on Building a Network Community
Kelsey's Grammar  | 
5/26/2017  |  1 comment
At BCE 2017, Intel's Lynn Comp addressed cross-industry collaboration as central to driving network transformation.
Oh, the Huge Manatee! Google's US Loon Tests Renewed Into 2020
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5/26/2017  |  26 comments
Google gets a major extension for testing its project to deliver wireless Internet from high-altitude balloons in Nevada and beyond.
Apple Looking to Cook 5G Test Devices
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5/24/2017  |  7 comments
An FCC request shows the vendor is interested in testing 5G on 28GHz and 39GHz, as Light Reading first reported in November 2016.
Verizon's View of NG-PON2 Channel Bonding
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5/23/2017  |  4 comments
Standards-based approach will enable network operator to increase bandwdith without replacing in-field OLTs.
Cities Clamor for More Clout at FCC
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5/23/2017  |  20 comments
Who governs broadband in the smart city?
Big Questions Remain on Fixed Millimeter Wave for 5G
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5/23/2017  |  6 comments
Is self-install feasible for 5G?
Calix Touts Channel Bonding for NG-PON2
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5/23/2017  |  Post a comment
Successful demo paves way for adding bandwidth more easily and combining business, backhaul and residential services on access fiber.
Nokia Sees Small Cells Make Big Impact – Outside Europe
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5/23/2017  |  Post a comment
Finnish vendor boasts momentum at its small cells business after years of hype but remains disappointed by take-up in Europe.
Can Cloud RAN Help Lessen the Spectrum Crunch?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
5/23/2017  |  Post a comment
With C-RAN, operators have more tools for shoehorning more customers into spectrum they already own.
How IoT, 5G & NFV Will Impact Data Center Infrastructure
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5/23/2017  |  Post a comment
To fully benefit from the opportunities of 5G, IoT and NFV, operators must assure their infrastructure, services and processes throughout each stage of their virtualization, automation and DevOps journey.
Ericsson & Verizon Take 5G to the Races
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5/23/2017  |  Post a comment
5G can help drive the connected car.
Eurobites: Telia Buys Into SME Cloud Services
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5/22/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ofcom proposes pain-free switching for mobile customers; French researchers find cure for WannaCry virus; Apple Pay on the march in UK; Ericsson monitors in Moscow.
Preparing the Transport Network for 5G: The Future Is Fiber
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
5/22/2017  |  2 comments
With the current industry consensus for deployment to commence broadly in 2020, now is the time to prepare transport networks for the coming of 5G.
Leading Lights 2017: Winners' Gallery
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5/19/2017  |  3 comments
Check out the pictures from this year's Leading Lights awards dinner.
AT&T's Donovan: Women Adapt Faster Than Men
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5/18/2017  |  12 comments
Donovan's organization leading AT&T's transformation has become more diverse recently because adaptation is critical, and he says women are better at it than men.
Verizon on M&A: Who Needs a Cableco?
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5/17/2017  |  11 comments
These are not the fiber strands you're looking for.
Intel GM: 5G Opens Up New Era for Women
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5/16/2017  |  1 comment
By blending IT and telco and tying in new industries, 5G will have more women and opportunities for women than telco ever did, Intel's Caroline Chan tells WiC attendees.
Congratulations to WiC's Newest Leading Lights
Que Sera Sarah  | 
5/16/2017  |  2 comments
Women in Comms extends congratulations to the most inspiring woman of the year, Heather Kirksey, and female tech pioneer of the year, Nithya Ramanathan.
Eurobites: Indian Write-Down Sends Vodafone to €6.1B Loss
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5/16/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: SFR has a pop at Orange; Sparkle adds providers to Sicily hub; cable M&A action in northern Spain; Nokia hired for Rwandan smart city project.
Most Innovative 5G Technology Strategy (Vendor)
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5/15/2017  |  Post a comment
Running down the vendors that made the new 5G strategy shortlist for Leading Lights.
Netcracker Unveils 2-Speed OSS/Orchestration
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5/12/2017  |  5 comments
Latest software release promises to advance digital services faster by decoupling them from legacy operations.
T-Mobile, Sprint Restart Merger Talks – Report
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5/12/2017  |  3 comments
Speculation about a tie-up triggers rise in share price of Deutsche Telekom, T-Mobile's German owner, during afternoon trading.
Eurobites: Velcom Brings NB-IoT to Belarus
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5/12/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UK virtual reality firm wins investment from SoftBank; Starman launches 10G network in Estonia; EU approves job-search aid for former Nokia workers.
Sprint CTO: Don't Forget About Gigabit LTE
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5/11/2017  |  3 comments
Gigabit LTE and more are coming to NOLA and major markets, starting this year, John Law promises.
Verizon Buys Straight Path for $3.1B, Beating AT&T to 5G Spectrum
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5/11/2017  |  2 comments
Verizon wins Straight Path's nationwide 5G spectrum for $3.1B.
Mobile Operators & Healthcare: A Short-Term or Long-Term Opportunity?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
5/11/2017  |  1 comment
Healthcare could be a goldmine for mobile operators, but they will need to do it right.
DT Gets Familiar Earnings Boost From US Biz
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5/11/2017  |  Post a comment
German operator sees healthy growth in sales and earnings thanks to the continued progress of T-Mobile US, but registers marginal improvements in Germany and Europe.
Sprint Plans 2.5GHz-Based 5G Launch in 2019
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5/10/2017  |  1 comment
US operator is collaborating with owner SoftBank and chipmaker Qualcomm on the development of 5G technologies based on the 2.5GHz band.
T-Mobile's 2020 Plan Piles Pressure on Europe's 5G Players
Morris Lore  | 
5/9/2017  |  1 comment
T-Mobile's ambitious scheme appears to extend America's 5G lead over Europe, but is it all just bluster?
Eurobites: Nokia Smartens Up Its Birthplace
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5/9/2017  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia soups up Jeddah sports stadium; smart meter deal in Norway; BT calls for IoT entries; Ericsson's orchestral maneuver.
Straight Path Gets $3.1B Revised Bid From Unnamed Buyer
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5/8/2017  |  10 comments
The spectrum holder says AT&T has three days to top the offer, widely believed to be from Verizon.
3GPP Starts Study on 5G NR Spectrum Sharing
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5/5/2017  |  4 comments
Unlicensed spectrum will help the 3GPP's 5G specification proliferate.
Sprint's Next Trick? They Call It a 'Magic Box'
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5/4/2017  |  1 comment
No, it won't saw your cellphone bill in half, but it could improve LTE coverage in your home and neighborhood.
T-Mobile 5G Plan Could Drive Capex to Record Highs
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5/4/2017  |  9 comments
The cost of rolling out a nationwide 5G network in less than two years could drive capital intensity to an all-time high.
Collaboration Is Critical for 5G Network Slicing
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
5/4/2017  |  3 comments
Here are three key areas where the industry needs to collaborate to make network slicing commercially viable.
Son & Sprint Talk Mergers, Trump & 5G
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5/3/2017  |  4 comments
Softbank's CEO Masa Son joined Sprint on its fiscal Q4 call as the operator posted a narrowed net loss.
Is T-Mobile's 5G Plan Just a Pipe Dream?
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5/3/2017  |  4 comments
Deploying a nationwide 5G network in less than two years, in a country as big as the US, is not for the faint-hearted. Enter T-Mobile's John Legere.
Aparna Launches Its Cloud-in-a-Box
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5/3/2017  |  Post a comment
The former CEO of Amber Networks and Matisse Networks is back with a cloud-like appliance that he insists is not the same as hyperconverged infrastructure.
Eurobites: Actility Buys Geolocation Firm to Boost IoT Offer
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5/3/2017  |  3 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: ETNO and GSMA call for more ambition from EU on 5G; Ericsson's credit rating cut; Swisscom stands still in Q1; 4G in the UK; Kudelski completes on DVnor acquisition.
Leading Lights 2017 Finalists: Outstanding Communications Technology Vision
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5/3/2017  |  Post a comment
Five companies have made the shortlist for an award that is all about the shape of things to come.
Verizon Ditches Enterprise Cloud in IBM Deal
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5/2/2017  |  4 comments
Verizon sees no blue skies ahead for its enterprise cloud business, sells the unit off to IBM.
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