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Content tagged with 5G posted in June 2018
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Why 3GPP Contributions Do Not Indicate 5G Leadership
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6/30/2018  |  Post a comment
Leadership is not a math game. Contribution counting is a flawed practice that does not paint the complete picture of a company's 5G leadership. Here's why...
AT&T Fires Up More Fiber & 5G Pilots
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6/29/2018  |  1 comment
The operator launched full-fiber broadband and a fixed-mobile 5G trial in South Bend, Ind., bringing it up to 71 metro regions nationwide.
Eurobites: Ålcom & Ericsson Put 5G NR Standalone Through Its Paces
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6/29/2018  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica bags more soccer rights; fiber for Exeter; Colt chooses ADVA for NFV; Deutsche Telekom's World Cup AI.
Elisa Beats US, Asia to 5G Finnish Line
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6/28/2018  |  3 comments
Finland's Elisa fends off tough competition from US and Asian operators to launch the world's first 'commercial' 5G service. And it really is commercial. Honest.
Huawei's Eric Xu: Automation, 5G Will Reflate Telco Margins
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6/28/2018  |  1 comment
Huawei's Eric Xu fears industry fragmentation but believes new technology will restore profitability for service providers.
The Future's Bright, the Future's ORAN
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6/28/2018  |  1 comment
The ORAN Alliance, which aims to bring openness into the radio access network, has added new members and provided further details of its plans.
Eurobites: Sunrise Welcomes 5G Dawn
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6/28/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Elisa claims "commercial" 5G first; Fastweb gets faster; VAR contract in back of net for Net Insight.
T-Mobile & Sprint Tell Senate US Will Win Global 5G Race
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6/28/2018  |  3 comments
But CEO Legere says the combined operator will still be a 'proud disruptor.'
Ciena CTO: Next Optical Transport Leap Rides on Analytics & Network Intelligence
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6/27/2018  |  Post a comment
Ciena's Steve Alexander explains Ciena's strategy for injecting analytics and intelligence into the network, why the company acquired Packet Design and why Ciena is setting its sights on the Indian and Asian markets.
Huawei Boss Slams 'Ignorant' Rubio on Research Restrictions
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6/27/2018  |  2 comments
Huawei's top executive has lashed out at US lawmakers over restrictions in the academic sphere.
Why Resistance to the Open RAN May Crumble
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6/27/2018  |  1 comment
Ericsson's membership of the Open RAN Alliance would bring down walls inside the RAN prison.
ZTE Ban Gets Murkier as US Senators Seek Clarification
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6/26/2018  |  5 comments
Senators ask for clarification about whether US customers can rip and replace ZTE gear from their networks under the Denial Order.
Eurobites: Telefónica Bags Rights to La Liga Soccer
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6/26/2018  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telenor Sweden CEO moves on; Eutelsat flips on Inmarsat bid; TIM board backs Genish; Fastweb gets flexible with Huawei.
5G Transport: Question Time
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6/26/2018  |  Post a comment
There are very few concrete answers about how optical transport networks should be built out to support 5G, notes Heavy Reading's Sterling Perrin, but the one thing that's clear is that optics is at the heart of 5G planning activity right now.
Huawei Is Main Sponsor of Trips by Australian Politicians, Says Report
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6/26/2018  |  1 comment
Chinese company paid for more trips for Australian politicians than any other business between 2010 and 2018.
Telefónica, Vodafone Issue OpenRAN RFIs
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6/26/2018  |  1 comment
TIP Summit's OpenRAN project group produces first set of vendor requirements, looking to identify who's coming to the table.
Eurobites: VEON Trials NB-IoT With Ericsson in Moscow
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6/25/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Broadnet launches SD-WAN services with Huawei; Telefónica calls for a new digital deal; Openreach extends Gfast rollout.
In Search of 5G's Rationale
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6/22/2018  |  4 comments
Research lab is taking a different approach to 5G – it's focusing on specific use cases, not the enabling technology, and has a new partner to help tackle industrial IoT needs.
Eurobites: Ericsson, MTN Put the Skids Under 5G
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6/22/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: CityFibre goes private following acquisition; Orange offers Earth data; copyright rules may get tougher for FANG gang.
5G Transport – Where Do We Start?
Shades of Ray  | 
6/21/2018  |  9 comments
There's a helluva lot to talk about in terms of the key role that transport networks will play in a 5G world, says Heavy Reading's Sterling Perrin.
5G Still More Like Rocket Fuel Than a Mission to Mars
Morris Lore  | 
6/21/2018  |  3 comments
5G has been touted as the most transformative mobile 'G' ever. At the moment, it looks like more of the same.
Intel CEO Resigns After Employee Relationship Revealed
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6/21/2018  |  3 comments
Intel's CFO, Bob Swain, will take on the interim CEO role.
The Telecoms.com Podcast: Live* From 5G World
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6/21/2018  |  Post a comment
Live (*when they filmed it) from 5G World in London, this week's podcast gauges the 5G mood across industry. Once it's got the beers in.
Petty's Grievances: The 5G Hopes & Fears of Vodafone UK's CTO
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6/21/2018  |  Post a comment
The dark fiber stink, baseband software hold-ups and a virtualization impasse are just a few of the problems facing Vodafone UK as it prepares to launch 5G.
Xiaomi IPO Will Value Smartphone Firm at Up to $70B
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6/21/2018  |  1 comment
Chinese electronics manufacturer has big name anchor investors, including China Mobile and Qualcomm, as it aims to raise more than $6 billion from an IPO that could value the company at up to US$70 billion.
T-Mobile, Sprint Say 5G-Focused Merger Will Lead to 'Cord Cutting'
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6/19/2018  |  3 comments
The operators argue that the public will drop 'costly' wired broadband services in favor of one bill to stream it all.
South Korea's 5G Auction Raises $3.3B
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6/19/2018  |  5 comments
All three national operators win concessions during a sale of both mid-band and higher-range spectrum.
ONF Moves Aggressively on the Edge
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6/19/2018  |  Post a comment
New strategic realignment already generating reference designs for virtualization of key edge access and compute platforms.
Standalone or Non-Standalone? 5G Trials Will Help Orange Decide
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6/19/2018  |  Post a comment
French service provider is kicking off pan-European 5G trials to figure out whether NSA or SA makes sense.
Eurobites: Nokia, Orange Trial Cloud RAN in Poland
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6/19/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: AI and the creative industries; BT goes deeper into fintech; faster broadband for rural Nottinghamshire; Telenor reshuffles execs in Asia.
AT&T to Deploy Small Cells, Smart City Infrastructure in San Jose
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6/18/2018  |  Post a comment
AT&T initially announced a small cell deployment partnership with San Jose in April, and plans to start deploying 5G in San Jose in the first half of 2019.
Mavenir's Billion-Dollar Blueprint
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6/18/2018  |  3 comments
Ambitious software-only messaging and mobile core applications specialist targets major equipment vendors as it aims to become a billion-dollar business within four years.
Reliance Jio President Mathew Oommen on India's 4G Phenomenon
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6/18/2018  |  Post a comment
Reliance Jio's Mathew Oommen discusses the market reality and motivation behind one of India's most incredible mobile networks.
Even for Virtualized Networks, Hardware Vendor Choice Matters
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6/15/2018  |  Post a comment
Mobile operators moving to virtualized networking for 5G infrastructure need to carefully consider the motivations behind the move and make the right choices at every step along the way.
AT&T Closes $84B Time Warner Takeover
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6/15/2018  |  Post a comment
A media and telecom giant comes into being after US legal authorities said they had no objections earlier this week.
Ciena CTO Says No to Skynet, Advocates Adaptive Networks
CxO Spotlight  | 
6/14/2018  |  4 comments
Ciena CTO Steve Alexander explains why some operators are leery of fully autonomous networks, and how Ciena is collaborating with carriers to prepare for 5G deployments with platforms like the Adaptive Network.
Is the Sprint & T-Mobile Merger Too Risky?
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6/14/2018  |  4 comments
Cheenu Seshadri, the managing partner at Three Horizon Advisors, looks at the market concentration risks of letting T-Mobile and Sprint merge.
3GPP Done With 5G SA Specs. Now the Hard Work Begins
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6/14/2018  |  2 comments
Standards group locks down standalone specifications, but has it addressed all of the industry's 5G concerns?
Why 5G Needs a 3D Perspective – Ovum
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6/14/2018  |  Post a comment
At the 5G World Summit in London, Ovum's Daryl Schoolar explains why the migration from 4G to 5G requires a three-dimensional perspective.
Ericsson Beefs Up With Telefónica Argentina as Huawei Goes Hungry
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6/14/2018  |  2 comments
Ericsson lands networks deal with Spanish operator's Argentinean subsidiary at Huawei's expense.
BT Aims to Switch Off 3G by 2022
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6/14/2018  |  Post a comment
UK operator will make do with 2G, 4G and 5G technologies as it refarms spectrum originally awarded for use with 3G services.
Eurobites: Telefónica, Huawei Join the Quantum Party
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6/14/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson and Intel help China Mobile test standalone 5G; Italy's 5G auction will go ahead; Telia announces 5G partner program, and Volvo digs it.
5G May Replace Fixed Broadband in Parts of Norway, Says Telenor
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6/13/2018  |  Post a comment
Telenor Norway is exploring the use of 5G as a substitute for some fixed broadband technologies.
5G Is Just a New Lick of Paint, Say Euro Telcos
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6/13/2018  |  4 comments
Likening 5G to the latest coat of gloss for Scotland's Forth Bridge will not leave investors on a paint-fumes high, but the analogy seems apt.
AT&T Wins Big, Gets Bigger: Judge Approves AT&T-Time Warner Merger
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6/12/2018  |  24 comments
The new, new AT&T starts now. A federal judge approves the $84 billion merger between AT&T and Time Warner, creating a media, telecom and entertainment giant.
BT Left in 'Good State,' Says Outgoing CEO Patterson
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6/12/2018  |  1 comment
BT's outgoing CEO insists he is leaving the operator in a good position despite shareholder unhappiness.
Eurobites: BT Claims Quantum Leap in Internet Security
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6/12/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup, Telecom Italia negotiates layoffs agreement; Telefónica soft-launches O2 brand in Spain; more 5G fun from Nokia.
5G & Industrial Automation: Creating the Factory of the Future
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
6/11/2018  |  8 comments
Call it Industry 4.0, Industry-X, Industrial IoT, the Industrial Internet – by any name, it offers tremendous opportunities to transform productivity across many sectors of the economy.
BT's Next CEO: The Candidates
Morris Lore  | 
6/11/2018  |  3 comments
Who are the frontrunners to succeed Gavin Patterson as boss of the UK telecom incumbent?
Why Ubiquitous Connectivity Matters
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6/11/2018  |  Post a comment
Here's how CSPs can inject ubiquitous connectivity to achieve growth in the enterprise space.
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