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5G Will Change How Your Smartphone Is Designed
Jonestown | 5/31/2018

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
CxO Spotlight | 5/31/2018

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
News Analysis | 5/31/2018

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
News Analysis | 5/30/2018

A popular mobile developer blog is showing photos that claim Motorola could go modular with 5G.

Trump Admin Reboots $50B China Tech Tariffs
News Analysis | 5/29/2018

Trump admin readies take two on Chinese tech tariffs, expected on June 15.

AT&T & Verizon Plot (Sort Of) Mobile 5G Demos & Trials
News Analysis | 5/29/2018

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
LRTV Documentaries | 5/29/2018

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
News Analysis | 5/28/2018

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
News Analysis | 5/27/2018

T-Mobile looks to Trump associate for help with Sprint merger.

Verizon's Fixed 5G: A Cable Alternative Is Coming!
News Analysis | 5/25/2018

New video from the operator shows off millimeter wave performance.

FCC: Put a Price on Unlicensed Spectrum
News Analysis | 5/25/2018

Spectrum means money. Even the unlicensed kind.

Samsung on Millimeter Wave 5G for Verizon & More
LRTV Documentaries | 5/25/2018

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

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
News Analysis | 5/25/2018

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
News Analysis | 5/24/2018

Sony plots 5G Xperia, aiming for next-gen wireless fillip.

Eurobites: Italy to Hold 5G Auction in September
News Analysis | 5/24/2018

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
News Analysis | 5/24/2018

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?
News Analysis | 5/23/2018

Charlie says he likes it!

Vanquished in Video, Verizon Admits OTT Defeat
News Analysis | 5/23/2018

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?
News Analysis | 5/23/2018

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
News Analysis | 5/23/2018

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
News Analysis | 5/23/2018

Shares in the country's network operators have risen after policy wonks suggested they would not continue to oppose merger activity.

How Will 5G Unlock the Potential of Autonomous Driving?
Column | 5/23/2018

How Cellular Vehicle to Everything (C-V2X) technology will help 5G drive connected cars.

5G in the USA: A Post-BCE Update
News Analysis | 5/23/2018

Adding more markets and more details on 5G speeds.

Trump Denies ZTE Deal, Faces Senate Backlash
News Analysis | 5/22/2018

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
News Analysis | 5/21/2018

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?
News Analysis | 5/21/2018

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
News Analysis | 5/21/2018

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
News Analysis | 5/21/2018

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
News Analysis | 5/21/2018

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
LRTV Documentaries | 5/17/2018

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
Column | 5/17/2018

The evolution of spectrum sharing into the 5G era.

BT Revamps Consumer Offers, Adds Amazon to TV
News Analysis | 5/16/2018

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
News Analysis | 5/16/2018

LA is next up for Verizon's fixed 5G.

Sprint Reveals 3 More 5G Cities, Promises 'Cool' 5G Phone & Small Cell
News Analysis | 5/15/2018

Sprint promises new design thinking for its first 5G handset.

The 5G Connectivity Challenge
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase | 5/15/2018

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
News Analysis | 5/15/2018

Find out which companies have landed the 2018 Leading Lights Awards.

Announcing...WiC's 2018 Leading Lights Winners
Que Sera Sarah | 5/15/2018

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
News Analysis | 5/14/2018

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
News Analysis | 5/14/2018

Enemies no more.

Who's Doing What With VR
LRTV Documentaries | 5/14/2018

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
News Analysis | 5/13/2018

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!
News Analysis | 5/13/2018

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
News Analysis | 5/12/2018

Gigabit LTE, faster fixed wireless, AI and more all shine in this mobile product shortlist.

AT&T CEO Apologizes for Cohen Kerfuffle
News Analysis | 5/11/2018

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
News Analysis | 5/11/2018

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
News Analysis | 5/11/2018

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
News Analysis | 5/11/2018

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
News Analysis | 5/10/2018

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

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.

Eurobites: Western Europe Falls Out of Love With Smartphones
News Analysis | 5/10/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: TIM does deal with Mediaset; Iskratel helps with Tier 1 network upgrade; Apple abandons Irish data center project; Finnish gamers try out 5G.

Leading Lights 2018 Finalists: Most Innovative NFV Product Strategy
News Analysis | 5/9/2018

The shortlist for the Most Innovative NFV Product Strategy category features 12 impressive contenders.

DT CEO to Fight Vodafone-Liberty Deal
News Analysis | 5/9/2018

German operator's boss slams Vodafone's takeover deal with Liberty as anticompetitive and indicates he will put up a fight.

Why Telcos Need an Elastic Services Platform
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase | 5/9/2018

ECI's ELASTIC Services Platform takes networking solutions to the next level, allowing service providers to concentrate on launching new services and driving new revenue streams.

AT&T Confirms Payments to Trump Lawyer's Shell Company
News Analysis | 5/9/2018

AT&T says that it was looking for 'insights' into the then-new Trump administration.

WiC Leading Lights 2018 Finalists: Female Tech Pioneer of the Year
Que Sera Sarah | 5/9/2018

Heavy hitters in cable, open source and optical networking make up the five women who are shortlisted for the Hedy Lamarr-inspired Female Tech Pioneer of the Year category.

Vodafone Pounces on Liberty Cable Assets in €18.4B Deal
News Analysis | 5/9/2018

Takeover would threaten Deutsche Telekom's fixed-line dominance in Germany and make Vodafone a much stronger force in other eastern European markets.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Analyze This
LRTV Documentaries | 5/9/2018

Scott and Jamie are joined by Heavy Reading's Gabriel 'Microphone Abuser' Brown to discuss the T-Mobile/Sprint deal, 5G and more.

Leading Lights 2018 Finalists: Most Innovative Automation Strategy
News Analysis | 5/9/2018

The shortlist for most innovative automation strategy features six very strong entries from some of the world's biggest operators.

MacNeil Brings Wholesale Swagger Back to FiberLight
News Analysis | 5/8/2018

Veteran telecom exec will 'rebalance' the company to give more emphasis to the market for content, mobile backhaul and DCI.

Eurobites: MegaFon Forms Joint Venture for Blockchain & More
News Analysis | 5/8/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica automates the network; Nokia and SFR trumpet 5G New Radio breakthrough; Proximus launches NB-IoT network for smart meters.

Leading Lights 2018 Finalists: Most Innovative Telecoms Product
News Analysis | 5/8/2018

The shortlist for the Most Innovative Telecoms Product (Optical/IP/Carrier Ethernet/FTTH) category features 12 impressive contenders.

America: A Tale of at Least Two 5Gs
Jonestown | 5/7/2018

City kitty, country mouse or some other creature? The early 5G strategies in the US will either favor short-range speed or long-range coverage, but likely both on the same network.

Samsung Gets FCC Go-Ahead to Bring Verizon 5G to Sactown
News Analysis | 5/7/2018

Samsung says its 28GHz 5G system is ready for commercial use in the US.

Will Liberty & Vodafone Strike a Deal? What Will It Mean for Headcount?
News Analysis | 5/4/2018

The rumor mill is still hot with talk of a European M&A deal of some sort between Liberty Global and Vodafone, and the implications for employment can't be ignored.

DT Poised for 5G Launch as Huawei Antennas Go Up in Berlin
News Analysis | 5/3/2018

German operator puts up 5G antennas in Berlin and now looks all set for a commercial 5G launch in the German capital.

Sprint Posts Upside Surprise as It Swaps CEOs
News Analysis | 5/2/2018

As Michel Combes gets ready to take over as new CEO.

Combes in as Sprint CEO, Claure Gets Booted Upstairs
News Analysis | 5/2/2018

Major changes at the top at Sprint, as the company waits to see if it will be allowed to merge with T-Mobile.

The Future of 5G Fronthaul, Midhaul & Backhaul at BCE
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 5/2/2018

5G requires a huge change in how network operators build their networks to accommodate wireless data. At BCE, the use of CRANs and the challenges they present will take center stage.

Leading Lights 2018 Finalists: Most Innovative Edge Computing Strategy
News Analysis | 5/2/2018

The envelope please...

Virtualization Is Kicking Juniper in the Berries
News Analysis | 5/2/2018

The transition to white box networking could be especially painful for Juniper.

T-Mobile, Sprint Combo Could Threaten German Digitization
Morris Lore | 5/2/2018

If a merger between T-Mobile and Sprint falls short of its targets, it could add to the pressure on Deutsche Telekom in Germany.

Ground-Breaking Tech in Tel Aviv: LR's Israel Tour 2018
LRTV Documentaries | 5/2/2018

On Light Reading's annual trip to Tel Aviv, Editor-in-Chief Ray Le Maistre visited with companies preparing operators for the transformation from legacy to next-gen technologies like 5G, NFV and IoT.

T-Mobile Talks Up Its Quad Play Opportunity & Network Savings by Buying Sprint
News Analysis | 5/1/2018

The 'un-carrier' expects to make money with its Sprint roaming deal and the combined firm won't have to spend some $8 billion in capex because of complementary network coverage.

Leading Lights 2018 Finalists: Outstanding Transformation Strategy, Service Provider
News Analysis | 5/1/2018

Colt, Intelsat and Reliance Jio are the finalists for transformation strategy in 2018, for three very different efforts.

Leading Lights 2018 Finalists: Outstanding Communications Technology Vision
News Analysis | 5/1/2018

Apstra, Cohere and Juniper are the shortlisted candidates for the outstanding communications technology vision award.

Eurobites: Three UK Preps for 5G With Backbone Deal
News Analysis | 5/1/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Facebook uses delaying tactics in data privacy case; former Autonomy exec convicted of fraud; paper planes fly as Russians protest blocking of Telegram app.

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