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Bright Lights, Smart City: A 'Street Furniture' Exploration
MariNation | 6/30/2017

Street furniture is the new telephone pole.

T-Mobile Calls on FCC to Open 3.5GHz for 5G
News Analysis | 6/30/2017

T-Mobile's CTO tells the Trump admin that it could be missing out on 'bilions' if it doesn't change the current shared spectrum plans for 3.5GHz.

SKT & Samsung Testing Mid-Band 5G
News Analysis | 6/29/2017

As expected, SKT is looking at 3.5GHz as a possible band for 'wide-area' 5G applications.

Vodafone UK Turns Mobile Network Guns on BT/EE
News Analysis | 6/28/2017

The UK mobile operator is trying to quash the perception that it lags BT/EE on mobile network performance.

Eurobites: Telefónica Is Still OK With UK
News Analysis | 6/28/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Swisscom gets its 5G freak on; Dixons Carphone profits up 10%; Telia gets smart with buses; Nokia demos 4.9G in Shanghai.

Intel Ushers in the Revolutionary 5G Era
Women in Comms Introduction Videos | 6/28/2017

5G will bring job opportunities for women in telco and IT, as well as a whole new era of communications for consumers and industries of all kinds, says Caroline Chan, vice president and general manager of the 5G Infrastructure Division at Intel.

AT&T & Ericsson Stream 5G in Austin
News Analysis | 6/27/2017

AT&T, Ericsson and Intel get busy in second 5G Austin test.

Ericsson Denies Ditching the Enterprise Market
News Analysis | 6/27/2017

Ericsson may have scaled back its ambitions for new opportunities outside the telecom market while it works on a turnaround at its main networks business, but it hasn't abandoned them altogether.

T-Mobile on 5G: Starting With 600MHz, Looking at mmWave Future
News Analysis | 6/26/2017

It's not feasible to deploy nationwide 5G with millimeter wave alone, T-Mobile exec suggests.

Eurobites: Telecom Italia to Offer 4.5G in 11 Cities
News Analysis | 6/26/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: SFR and Huawei test 4x4 MIMO; Drillisch wants to go upmarket; Sky takes stake in video compression outfit; ARM backs mmWave startup.

Ericsson Seals 4G, 5G Deal With Vodafone UK
News Analysis | 6/26/2017

Swedish vendor will upgrade Vodafone's 4G networks in southern England and provide 5G radio technology to the UK telco.

Beyond CPRI: Planning for 5G Fronthaul
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 6/23/2017

While there is little debate that fiber-based fronthaul is the future, there is concern that the CPRI protocol, as it stands, does not scale to the demands of 5G.

AT&T Expects 5G in Late 2018 or Early '19
News Analysis | 6/22/2017

AT&T is barreling towards a 5G network but still wants Gigabit LTE to backstop this new technology.

Verizon Takes 'One Fiber' to More Cities
News Analysis | 6/22/2017

Details on what Verizon gives and what it gains in a new agreement with the city of Sacramento.

Eurobites: UK UBB Providers Cry Foul Over 'Phony Fiber'
News Analysis | 6/22/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: du goes large with Massive MIMO; Free Mobile receives poor QoS review; Imagination Technologies puts itself up for sale.

BT Kicks Off TIP Startup Selection Process
News Analysis | 6/21/2017

With its TIP Ecosystem Acceleration Centres (TEAC) in place, BT is now evaluating the startups that will have access to funding and get an R&D seat at those centers.

DT Wants Majority Stake in T-Mobile-Sprint Merger – Report
News Analysis | 6/21/2017

Having previously tried to sell its T-Mobile US business, Deutsche Telekom is now pushing for a merger with Sprint in which it would be the controlling shareholder, according to press reports.

Orange-Backed Athonet Aims to Be Core Rival to Ericsson, Nokia
News Analysis | 6/20/2017

A startup backed by Orange and Facebook could pose a threat to Ericsson and Nokia in the mobile core.

BT Tech Chief Makes Plea to 5G Chip Vendors
News Analysis | 6/20/2017

BT's lead tech executive has issued a plea to the 5G chipset vendors to focus on global requirements and not go chasing after early but limited opportunities.

Eurobites: Nokia Demos 10G PON for Mobile Fronthaul
News Analysis | 6/20/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia's new medical devices go on sale; Italtel wins 5G funding; Celine Dion in cake form!

Ovum's Dario Talmesio on 5G in Europe
LRTV Interviews | 6/20/2017

At 5G World 2017, Dario Talmesio, principal analyst and practice leader on Ovum's fixed and mobile telecoms European team, explains the emerging trends amongst European operators as they prepare for 5G.

Ovum's Mike Roberts on 5G Uptake
LRTV Interviews | 6/19/2017

Mike Roberts, research director for Ovum's service provider markets group, explains why he has boosted his 5G subscriptions forecast.

Eurobites: Orange Pushes On With LoRa
News Analysis | 6/16/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: 3 fined for emergency services failing; Nokia wins Polish fiber deal; VR gets a call-up for Finnish soccer broadcast.

Ovum Ramps Up Its 5G Subs Forecast
News Analysis | 6/15/2017

Research firm now expects the number of 5G users to ramp significantly during 2022 to reach almost 390 million.

How Much Will 5G Cost? No One Has a Clue
Morris Lore | 6/15/2017

Operators want 5G and they want it now, but they don't know how much it will cost or whether it will make them any money.

T-Mobile CFO on Sprint: Interesting, but We Have Options
News Analysis | 6/14/2017

Braxton Carter discusses the inevitable chatter about Sprint.

DT: 5G Network Slicing Lacks Clear Definition
News Analysis | 6/14/2017

Uwe Janssen urges operators and their customers to address confusion surrounding the definition of network slicing and gives short shrift to equipment incumbents.

Parallel Wireless Founder Takes the Non-Traditional Path
Women in Comms Introduction Videos | 6/14/2017

And that's made all the difference for Kaitki Agaawal, who shares her story and advice, as well as her perspective on wireless network evolutions with WiC in Austin.

Facebook's TIP Seizes vRAN Initiative From 3GPP
News Analysis | 6/13/2017

Thanks largely to a startup called Phluido, a new working group within Facebook's TIP is looking to standardize the virtualization of the radio access network.

UK Needs Policy Overhaul to Be 5G Leader, Says EE Boss
News Analysis | 6/13/2017

EE CEO Marc Allera says UK policymakers will need to shape up if the country is not to fall behind others on the rollout of 5G networks.

Eurobites: BT Soups Up Its Superchannel
News Analysis | 6/13/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT trials SDN for broadcast networks; EE demos balloon-based 5G backhaul; Altice hopes to raise $1.4 billion from US IPO.

Ericsson Eyes Half a Billion 5G Users by 2022
News Analysis | 6/13/2017

Swedish vendor says recent plans to accelerate the development of 5G technology will spur rollouts from 2019 onward.

Nokia CTO 'Not Optimistic' About 5G in Europe
News Analysis | 6/12/2017

Hossein Moiin becomes the latest industry executive to air concern about Europe's 5G lag.

Startup Could Replace Ericsson, Says Orange
News Analysis | 6/9/2017

An 11-employee startup could displace Ericsson in the RAN, says France's biggest telco.

Smart Cities Could Be Gold Mine for Telcos
Column | 6/8/2017

But this story will take years to write.

Apple Looking for 5G Voice in Standards Body
News Analysis | 6/7/2017

Apple wants a candidate to work with 3GPP's RAN WG1.

Eurobites: Operators Slam EC's 'Timid' 5G Efforts
News Analysis | 6/7/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson heads up connected car project; Actility forges IoT alliance in Sweden; Nokia brings 'mixed reality' to neurosurgery live streaming.

SK Telecom Moves Closer to 1Gbit/s 4G
News Analysis | 6/5/2017

South Korean operator claims to launch a 900Mbit/s service and says gigabit-speed 4G connections are coming early next year.

Verizon Lays Out a Vision for Mobile, Fiber & Cloud
News Analysis | 6/5/2017

In his BCE 2017 keynote, Verizon's Ed Chan discusses what it will take to deliver on 5G and IoT – and how that changes the priorities for a service provider.

Eurobites: Vodafone Netherlands Finally Switches on NB-IoT Network
News Analysis | 6/5/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telkom revenues up 10%; MTS cozies up to Nokia on IoT and more; EU wants more from Qualcomm.

Nokia Gets in on Verizon 5G Tests
News Analysis | 6/1/2017

All of the tests, which are taking place in multiple US facilities, are focused on 28GHz millimeter wave (mmWave) radios.

Is Ciena in Breakaway Mode?
News Analysis | 6/1/2017

CEO sees today's positive financial results as proof its long-term investment strategy is paying off during an industry shakeout period.

Is Heterogeneous Coexistence a Requirement for Mobile IoT?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 6/1/2017

Learning from and building on the lessons of heterogeneous LPWA deployments makes a lot of sense.

Verizon Offered $100B+ for Charter – Report
News Analysis | 6/1/2017

Months after it was first mooted, a new report suggests Charter has spurned a takeover bid from Verizon worth more than $100 billion.

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