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Content tagged with 5G posted in May 2018
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5G Will Change How Your Smartphone Is Designed
Jonestown  | 
5/31/2018  |  8 comments
5G smartphones using millimeter wave antennna arrays will be susceptible to so-called human blockage. Stupid humans!
Guavus CEO Faizel Lakhani: AI & Going Beyond the Pipe
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5/31/2018  |  1 comment
Faizel Lakhani has always said selling pipes is not the end game for service providers. With Guavus' AI technology and real-time analytics, he hopes to be the first to tell them what's next.
Eurobites: Nokia Offloads Digital Health Unit, Exec Departs
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5/31/2018  |  1 comment
In today's regional roundup: Nokia completes unit sale, ushers out senior exec; Ericsson lands 5G R&D loan; Orange and Google team up to co-invest in hot startups; and CityFibre wins government-funded fiber build deal.
Motorola Clips On 5G Phone Features
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5/30/2018  |  7 comments
A popular mobile developer blog is showing photos that claim Motorola could go modular with 5G.
Trump Admin Reboots $50B China Tech Tariffs
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5/29/2018  |  8 comments
Trump admin readies take two on Chinese tech tariffs, expected on June 15.
AT&T & Verizon Plot (Sort Of) Mobile 5G Demos & Trials
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5/29/2018  |  Post a comment
The big two ask FCC for fixed-to-mobile trials for 28GHz millimeter wave 5G.
Boingo's Raja on How Small Cells & Virtualization Will Enable 5G
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5/29/2018  |  Post a comment
Boingo's Kishore Raja discusses the role of small cell, virtualization and edge computing technologies in 5G deployments.
Telefónica Edges Closer to a Distributed Telco Cloud
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5/28/2018  |  1 comment
Spanish operator is moving ahead with its software-defined edge network plans that will ultimately see 1,000 central offices become mini data centers.
T-Mobile Hired Trump Associate's Lobbying Firm to Advise on Merger
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5/27/2018  |  4 comments
T-Mobile looks to Trump associate for help with Sprint merger.
Verizon's Fixed 5G: A Cable Alternative Is Coming!
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5/25/2018  |  8 comments
New video from the operator shows off millimeter wave performance.
FCC: Put a Price on Unlicensed Spectrum
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5/25/2018  |  1 comment
Spectrum means money. Even the unlicensed kind.
Samsung on Millimeter Wave 5G for Verizon & More
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5/25/2018  |  Post a comment
Samsung talks about the promise of millimeter wave 5G as it starts to move from trials into the commercial deployment phase.
Sprint Business: A Low-Latency Society & Big 5G Goals
CxO Spotlight  | 
5/25/2018  |  4 comments
At BCE, Sprint Business President Jan Geldmacher talked about why low-latency networks will be the standout feature in 5G services. Plus, he has some bold predictions about Sprint's 5G prowess.
Eurobites: Privacy Champion Slams Web Giants Over GDPR Tactics
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5/25/2018  |  4 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica teams up with Netflix; how Nokia lost its way on devices; French regulator issues first 'superfast' wireless license.
Sony Gets Ready to Move Into 5G
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5/24/2018  |  2 comments
Sony plots 5G Xperia, aiming for next-gen wireless fillip.
Eurobites: Italy to Hold 5G Auction in September
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5/24/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: 5G goes to the museum; MTS suffers drop in subscribers; KCOM virtualizes with Metaswitch; Swisscom's one-SIM offer.
DT Targets €1.5B in Automation Savings, Misses Former Target
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5/24/2018  |  2 comments
German incumbent misses targets for all-IP transformation and related cost savings but eyes another €1.5 billion in savings.
Is Dish Really Ready to Be a 5G Player?
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5/23/2018  |  1 comment
Charlie says he likes it!
Vanquished in Video, Verizon Admits OTT Defeat
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5/23/2018  |  4 comments
After several years of failing to launch an IPTV service, Verizon now says it will partner with another OTT provider.
Has Intent-Based Networking Moved Beyond Marketing Buzzword Purgatory?
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5/23/2018  |  2 comments
AT BCE, panelists from Verizon, Apstra and CableLabs examine if intent-based networking is marketing hype or can be leveraged to automate the data center, WAN and more.
Eurobites: UK Chancellor Sets Out Full-Fiber Vision
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5/23/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: MTN and Huawei share spectrum in South Africa; big 5G news for little San Marino; Telia Carrier PoPs into Serbia.
French Telcos Gain on M&A Signals From Policy Wonks
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5/23/2018  |  Post a comment
Shares in the country's network operators have risen after policy wonks suggested they would not continue to oppose merger activity.
5G in the USA: A Post-BCE Update
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5/23/2018  |  7 comments
Adding more markets and more details on 5G speeds.
How Will 5G Unlock the Potential of Autonomous Driving?
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5/23/2018  |  Post a comment
How Cellular Vehicle to Everything (C-V2X) technology will help 5G drive connected cars.
Trump Denies ZTE Deal, Faces Senate Backlash
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5/22/2018  |  9 comments
Trump says there is no new deal for ZTE, as Senate blocks him from making a new deal anyway.
Oh the Humanity! AT&T's Airship Open Infrastructure Project Takes Off
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5/21/2018  |  Post a comment
Working with Intel and SKT, AT&T has developed an open source project to make it easier to build, manage and update clouds.
Eurobites: Could BT Sell Its Mobile Masts to Fund FTTP?
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5/21/2018  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EE goes with Ericsson for subscriber analytics; EU measures digital progress; Sky opens innovation center for research into virtual reality and more.
Middle East Operators Battle for 5G Bragging Rights
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5/21/2018  |  Post a comment
Four operators in the Middle East say they have launched their 5G networks, but will anyone notice?
How RJio Built India's Most Automated Network
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5/21/2018  |  Post a comment
RJio's executives were likened to a music group in Nice last week, but they prefer smashing up telecom markets to hotel rooms.
Verizon Taps Samsung for Sacramento, Ericsson for LA 5G
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5/21/2018  |  2 comments
The 1-Gig fixed wireless 5G service is coming in the fourth quarter of this year.
AT&T's BCE Keynote: 5G & SDN Worlds Colliding
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5/17/2018  |  Post a comment
At the Big Communications Event (BCE) 2018 event in Austin, Melissa Arnoldi, president of Technology and Operations at AT&T, spoke about AT&T's path to 5G and the important role software plays.
From LTE-U/LAA to 5G Spectrum Sharing
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5/17/2018  |  1 comment
The evolution of spectrum sharing into the 5G era.
BT Revamps Consumer Offers, Adds Amazon to TV
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5/16/2018  |  Post a comment
UK incumbent makes a big push on convergence in a bid to reinvigorate its ailing consumer business.
Verizon CEO Says LA Is Second 5G City
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5/16/2018  |  4 comments
LA is next up for Verizon's fixed 5G.
Sprint Reveals 3 More 5G Cities, Promises 'Cool' 5G Phone & Small Cell
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5/15/2018  |  Post a comment
Sprint promises new design thinking for its first 5G handset.
The 5G Connectivity Challenge
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5/15/2018  |  Post a comment
5G promises to change the way we live our lives, with unprecedented services and unparalleled user experience. To facilitate the experience, mobile network operators (MNOs) need to build an underlying connectivity infrastructure that is capable of delivering on demands like massive machine connectivity, ultra-low latency and hyper-flexible bandwidth. Preparing for these changes will require a whole new way of thinking and working for many operators worldwide.
Leading Lights 2018: The Winners
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5/15/2018  |  31 comments
Find out which companies have landed the 2018 Leading Lights Awards.
Announcing...WiC's 2018 Leading Lights Winners
Que Sera Sarah  | 
5/15/2018  |  Post a comment
Congratulations to AT&T's Anne Chow, CableLab's Dr. Jennifer Andreoli-Fang and Movandi's Maryam Rofougaran, our 2018 WiC Leading Lights winners.
Trump Tweetplomacy Could Backfire
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5/14/2018  |  Post a comment
President Trump's peacemaking move over ZTE's survival could come at a price, while ZTE appears to be in hot water elsewhere.
AT&T, San Jose Sew Up Model Small Cell Deal
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5/14/2018  |  1 comment
Enemies no more.
Who's Doing What With VR
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5/14/2018  |  Post a comment
In a special NAB breakdast workshop, experts discuss what's happening in the emerging VR video market, what type of content works and what doesn't.
Leading Lights 2018 Finalists: Most Innovative 5G Technology
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5/13/2018  |  Post a comment
We pick out the cream of the crop in the ever-expanding world of 5G technology.
Trump Tweets on ZTE… & Gives the Chinese Vendor a Lifeline!
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5/13/2018  |  5 comments
US President cites loss of Chinese jobs as key reason for a reprieve... but US jobs were at risk too.
Leading Lights 2018 Finalists: Most Innovative Mobile/Wireless Product or Service
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5/12/2018  |  Post a comment
Gigabit LTE, faster fixed wireless, AI and more all shine in this mobile product shortlist.
AT&T CEO Apologizes for Cohen Kerfuffle
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5/11/2018  |  6 comments
AT&T calls the Cohen association a 'mistake' as its head lobbyist resigns.
AT&T's Arnoldi: 5G Does More Than Quench the Need for Speed
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5/11/2018  |  Post a comment
During her keynote at BCE next week, AT&T's Melissa Arnoldi will address how AT&T's SDN and virtualization strategy will be critical to delivering the capabilities businesses and consumers are anticipating with from 5G.
Eurobites: ADVA & Friends Claim Free-Space Optics Breakthrough
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5/11/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Amdocs reports fiscal Q2; BT to pay £120 million to Phones 4u administrators; ex-boss of Cambridge Analytica hauled before UK MPs.
BT Kicks Off 5G Campaign With Plans for 2019 Launch
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5/11/2018  |  Post a comment
UK incumbent says it plans a commercial launch of 5G in the next 18 months and will focus initially on enhanced mobile broadband offerings.
5G in the USA: A Post-M&A Update
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5/10/2018  |  Post a comment
Light Reading maps out 5G and what a T-Mobile and Sprint merger might mean in 5G terms.
BT's Patterson May Be Running Out of Time
Morris Lore  | 
5/10/2018  |  3 comments
Talk of digital transformation and investment in higher-speed networks fails to impress shareholders after the UK operator unveils plans for 13,000 job cuts.
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