5G smartphones using millimeter wave antennna arrays will be susceptible to so-called human blockage. Stupid humans!
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.
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.
A popular mobile developer blog is showing photos that claim Motorola could go modular with 5G.
Trump admin readies take two on Chinese tech tariffs, expected on June 15.
The big two ask FCC for fixed-to-mobile trials for 28GHz millimeter wave 5G.
Boingo's Kishore Raja discusses the role of small cell, virtualization and edge computing technologies in 5G deployments.
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 looks to Trump associate for help with Sprint merger.
New video from the operator shows off millimeter wave performance.
Spectrum means money. Even the unlicensed kind.
Samsung talks about the promise of millimeter wave 5G as it starts to move from trials into the commercial deployment phase.
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.
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 plots 5G Xperia, aiming for next-gen wireless fillip.
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.
German incumbent misses targets for all-IP transformation and related cost savings but eyes another €1.5 billion in savings.
Charlie says he likes it!
After several years of failing to launch an IPTV service, Verizon now says it will partner with another OTT provider.
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.
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.
Shares in the country's network operators have risen after policy wonks suggested they would not continue to oppose merger activity.
How Cellular Vehicle to Everything (C-V2X) technology will help 5G drive connected cars.
Adding more markets and more details on 5G speeds.
Trump says there is no new deal for ZTE, as Senate blocks him from making a new deal anyway.
Working with Intel and SKT, AT&T has developed an open source project to make it easier to build, manage and update clouds.
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.
Four operators in the Middle East say they have launched their 5G networks, but will anyone notice?
RJio's executives were likened to a music group in Nice last week, but they prefer smashing up telecom markets to hotel rooms.
The 1-Gig fixed wireless 5G service is coming in the fourth quarter of this year.
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.
The evolution of spectrum sharing into the 5G era.
UK incumbent makes a big push on convergence in a bid to reinvigorate its ailing consumer business.
LA is next up for Verizon's fixed 5G.
Sprint promises new design thinking for its first 5G handset.
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.
Find out which companies have landed the 2018 Leading Lights Awards.
Congratulations to AT&T's Anne Chow, CableLab's Dr. Jennifer Andreoli-Fang and Movandi's Maryam Rofougaran, our 2018 WiC Leading Lights winners.
President Trump's peacemaking move over ZTE's survival could come at a price, while ZTE appears to be in hot water elsewhere.
Enemies no more.
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.
We pick out the cream of the crop in the ever-expanding world of 5G technology.
US President cites loss of Chinese jobs as key reason for a reprieve... but US jobs were at risk too.
Gigabit LTE, faster fixed wireless, AI and more all shine in this mobile product shortlist.
AT&T calls the Cohen association a 'mistake' as its head lobbyist resigns.
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.
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.
UK incumbent says it plans a commercial launch of 5G in the next 18 months and will focus initially on enhanced mobile broadband offerings.
Light Reading maps out 5G and what a T-Mobile and Sprint merger might mean in 5G terms.
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.
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.
The shortlist for the Most Innovative NFV Product Strategy category features 12 impressive contenders.
German operator's boss slams Vodafone's takeover deal with Liberty as anticompetitive and indicates he will put up a fight.
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 says that it was looking for 'insights' into the then-new Trump administration.
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.
Takeover would threaten Deutsche Telekom's fixed-line dominance in Germany and make Vodafone a much stronger force in other eastern European markets.
Scott and Jamie are joined by Heavy Reading's Gabriel 'Microphone Abuser' Brown to discuss the T-Mobile/Sprint deal, 5G and more.
The shortlist for most innovative automation strategy features six very strong entries from some of the world's biggest operators.
Veteran telecom exec will 'rebalance' the company to give more emphasis to the market for content, mobile backhaul and DCI.
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.
The shortlist for the Most Innovative Telecoms Product (Optical/IP/Carrier Ethernet/FTTH) category features 12 impressive contenders.
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 says its 28GHz 5G system is ready for commercial use in the US.
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.
German operator puts up 5G antennas in Berlin and now looks all set for a commercial 5G launch in the German capital.
As Michel Combes gets ready to take over as new CEO.
Major changes at the top at Sprint, as the company waits to see if it will be allowed to merge with T-Mobile.
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.
The envelope please...
The transition to white box networking could be especially painful for Juniper.
If a merger between T-Mobile and Sprint falls short of its targets, it could add to the pressure on Deutsche Telekom in Germany.
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.
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.
Colt, Intelsat and Reliance Jio are the finalists for transformation strategy in 2018, for three very different efforts.
Apstra, Cohere and Juniper are the shortlisted candidates for the outstanding communications technology vision award.
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.