Operators want to prepare to rapidly launch 5G as soon as the spectrum, standards and technology are ready. How can they prepare today?
Light Reading today starts a new voyage as part of a larger Enterprise.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone trials '4.5G'; ARM Q2 revenues up; 5G time in Greenwich; the connected bikini.
FCC approves leasing agreement that will allow Verizon to move ahead with larger 5G tests and deployments.
While his IP and M&A strategy may have been flawed, the track record of the now former Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg was in many ways tied to market trends and he may well have laid the foundations for growth, says Heavy Reading analyst.
Sprint plans 3CA LTE upgrade in the next few months.
Former Ericsson staffer and current industry consultant believes Ericsson's board and management team need to be more proactive than reactive if the vendor is to turn around its fortunes.
Pressure tells as Ericsson's board ousts Hans Vestberg following the latest financial disappointments.
Forthcoming regulations and growing competition could provide the UK's mobile operators with snazzier alternatives to BT's traditional wholesale offerings.
AT&T pushes ahead with LTE, even as it eyes 5G and turns off 2G.
On its fiscal Q3 call, Qualcomm says 5G promises a strong decade for the chipmaker.
In a blow to Nokia, Verizon has tapped Adtran and Ericsson/Calix for its upcoming NG-PON2 lab trial, which is expected to lead to commercial deployments with Fios business customers early next year.
The Swedish vendor may be on the defensive but there's no suggestion that its partnership with Cisco will develop into a full merger, says CEO Hans Vestberg.
SK Telecom will build on its pioneering tests with a new 5G pilot this year and pre-commercial deployment in 2017.
Vodafone has conducted a 5G field test in the UK that achieved data rates of more than 20 Gbit/s and provided downstream connectivity at 10 Gbit/s for multiple users.
NSF will lead $400M R&D program for 5G in the US over the next seven years.
Fixed wireless access is back in fashion as a fast and efficient way to hook up customers in hard-to-reach places.
But will bidders hit the $86B target the broadcasters want?
Infineon builds on its purchase last year of International Rectifier with the acquisition of Cree's Wolfspeed division, which also specializes in compound semiconductors.
FCC has unanimously voted to open up four bands of high-band spectrum for 5G use.
Light Reading's Steve Saunders sits down with Dr. Wen Tong, Wireless CTO at Huawei, to hear his views on the state of the 5G project – and what may lie beyond...
New Comcast mobile business unit formalizes the cableco's wireless ambitions.
Pokémon Go has taken the US by storm in a week, but it will look quaint in a few years' time as virtual reality games and apps arrive on 5G.
The 5G spectrum vote: what it means and why it matters.
The notion of 5G most commonly conjures up a vision of incredibly high-speed wireless/mobile broadband connectivity, but right now it's fixed line broadband that is key to operators' 5G plans.
It wasn't much of a contest really!
After seven mostly quiet months, Cisco and Ericsson discussed details of their partnership this week, while Cisco also took Ericsson around to meet enterprise customers.
Working with Cisco, Ericsson, Intel, LG, Nokia and Samsung, Verizon has defined a 5G radio interface ahead of its fixed broadband pilot in 2017.
European operators have reportedly ganged up to demand less intrusive regulations in the 5G era. Officials should take them seriously.
Who boasts the largest number of cable WiFi hotspots? Bet you can guess.
Flex's Caroline Dowling shares how the fourth industrial revolution can improve the lives of women, which -- in turn -- improves the world for everyone.
Samsung is shrinking down 28GHz '5G-Ready' components for smaller user devices and small cells.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: upping the uplink ante in Ireland; Milton Keynes gets the gigabit treatment; Iliad's Italian job.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Dutch claim world's first nationwide LoRa network; Telecom Italia adds a touch of CloudRAN in Sicily; better connectivity for sub-Saharan Africa.
A sweep of the show floor at Mobile World Congress Shanghai made it quite clear which technologies are at the top of the agenda for operators in the world's largest single market.
Santa Cruz lit up gigabit wireless service this week with help from Cruzio and Siklu.
Upskill U and Cisco explore OpenStack solutions for video delivery at 1PM ET on 7/1.