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What Does It Mean to Be '5G Ready'?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 7/29/2016

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 Beyond
From the Founder | 7/28/2016

Light Reading today starts a new voyage as part of a larger Enterprise.

Eurobites: T Italia, Fastweb Form FTTH JV
News Analysis | 7/27/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone trials '4.5G'; ARM Q2 revenues up; 5G time in Greenwich; the connected bikini.

Verizon Cleared for Take-Off on Fixed 5G
News Analysis | 7/27/2016

FCC approves leasing agreement that will allow Verizon to move ahead with larger 5G tests and deployments.

Vestberg's Seeds May Yet Bear Fruit for Next Ericsson CEO – Analyst
News Analysis | 7/26/2016

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 Plots Ramped-Up LTE
News Analysis | 7/26/2016

Sprint plans 3CA LTE upgrade in the next few months.

Ericsson Board Has Been Asleep at the Wheel – Consultant
News Analysis | 7/25/2016

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.

Ericsson Ejects CEO Vestberg
News Analysis | 7/25/2016

Pressure tells as Ericsson's board ousts Hans Vestberg following the latest financial disappointments.

Vodafone, 3 Plot UK Fiber Moves Amid Rules Shake-Up
News Analysis | 7/22/2016

Forthcoming regulations and growing competition could provide the UK's mobile operators with snazzier alternatives to BT's traditional wholesale offerings.

AT&T Covers 380M People With LTE in Q2
News Analysis | 7/22/2016

AT&T pushes ahead with LTE, even as it eyes 5G and turns off 2G.

Qualcomm Eyes Early Arrival for 5G Networks
News Analysis | 7/21/2016

On its fiscal Q3 call, Qualcomm says 5G promises a strong decade for the chipmaker.

Verizon Readies Landmark NG-PON2 Trial
News Analysis | 7/20/2016

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.

Ericsson CEO: Cisco Merger Not On the Cards
News Analysis | 7/20/2016

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 Targets Pre-Commercial 5G Deployment In 2017
News Analysis | 7/19/2016

SK Telecom will build on its pioneering tests with a new 5G pilot this year and pre-commercial deployment in 2017.

Vodafone Boasts 23Gbit/s 5G Speeds in Tests With Huawei
News Analysis | 7/19/2016

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.

US Govt. Pumps $400M Into 5G Research Program
News Analysis | 7/19/2016

NSF will lead $400M R&D program for 5G in the US over the next seven years.

The Return of Fixed Wireless Access
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 7/18/2016

Fixed wireless access is back in fashion as a fast and efficient way to hook up customers in hard-to-reach places.

Next Phase of FCC 600MHz Auction Starts August 16
News Analysis | 7/18/2016

But will bidders hit the $86B target the broadcasters want?

SiC 'Em? GaN Bling? Infineon Drops $850M on Wolfspeed
News Analysis | 7/14/2016

Infineon builds on its purchase last year of International Rectifier with the acquisition of Cree's Wolfspeed division, which also specializes in compound semiconductors.

Ready, Set, Go! FCC Votes for First 5G Spectrum
News Analysis | 7/14/2016

FCC has unanimously voted to open up four bands of high-band spectrum for 5G use.

CEO Chat With Huawei's Dr. Wen Tong
Between the CEOs | 7/14/2016

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...

Comcast Could Be Your Next Mobile Provider
News Analysis | 7/14/2016

New Comcast mobile business unit formalizes the cableco's wireless ambitions.

Pokémon Go Is Just the Beginning: Wait Until VR's on 5G!
Jonestown | 7/14/2016

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.

5G in the Air: Crucial FCC Spectrum Vote Coming Thursday
News Analysis | 7/13/2016

The 5G spectrum vote: what it means and why it matters.

Beware the Bottleneck! Why 5G Is Driving an Ultra-Broadband Boom
Shades of Ray | 7/13/2016

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.

Reader Poll: Readers Expect 5G in South Korea First
Jonestown | 7/13/2016

It wasn't much of a contest really!

Cisco Takes Ericsson Home to Meet the Family
News Analysis | 7/13/2016

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.

Verizon Issues First 5G Radio Spec
News Analysis | 7/11/2016

Working with Cisco, Ericsson, Intel, LG, Nokia and Samsung, Verizon has defined a 5G radio interface ahead of its fixed broadband pilot in 2017.

5G Calls for EU Rethink on Net Neutrality
Morris Lore | 7/7/2016

European operators have reportedly ganged up to demand less intrusive regulations in the 5G era. Officials should take them seriously.

US Cable WiFi Hotspots Near 17 Million
News Analysis | 7/6/2016

Who boasts the largest number of cable WiFi hotspots? Bet you can guess.

Flex Shapes the Fourth Industrial Revolution
Women in Comms Introduction Videos | 7/6/2016

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 Gets Ready to Shrink 5G Antennas & Chipsets
News Analysis | 7/5/2016

Samsung is shrinking down 28GHz '5G-Ready' components for smaller user devices and small cells.

Eurobites: EU Sinks €450M Into Cybersecurity
News Analysis | 7/5/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: upping the uplink ante in Ireland; Milton Keynes gets the gigabit treatment; Iliad's Italian job.

Eurobites: Germany Finds Another €1.3B for Broadband
News Analysis | 7/4/2016

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.

Pics: 5G, VR Storm MWC Shanghai
Slide Shows | 7/4/2016

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.

Gigabites: Santa Cruz Revs Up Wireless Gig
News Analysis | 7/1/2016

Santa Cruz lit up gigabit wireless service this week with help from Cruzio and Siklu.

Upskill U: Cisco on OpenStack's Approach to Video Delivery
Kelsey's Grammar | 7/1/2016

Upskill U and Cisco explore OpenStack solutions for video delivery at 1PM ET on 7/1.

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