News & Views
Content tagged with 5G posted in August 2017
T-Mobile Says Its 600MHz LTE Sites Will Be 5G-Ready
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8/31/2017  |  4 comments
T-Mobile could go 5G in rural areas in the US first.
Stay Tuned for MWC Americas!
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8/31/2017  |  1 comment
Join us for our coverage on MWC Americas in San Francisco.
Eurobites: EXFO Makes Move on Astellia
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8/31/2017  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Germany's Festo goes network slicing with Huawei; Telefónica looks to raise capital in Colombia; T-Systems take public cloud to Asia.
AT&T Adds 3 New 5G Test Cities
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8/31/2017  |  1 comment
AT&T fixed tests coming to Waco, Kalamazoo and South Bend by year's end.
Analysts Predict $1B Revenue From Fixed 5G in 2019
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8/30/2017  |  3 comments
The fixed wireless uptick is expected to be largely US-focused.
Eurobites: KPN Teams Up With China Unicom on IoT
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8/30/2017  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange Business Services lands wearables deal; Ericsson's small cell splurge; Swisscom turns off 1.0 TV service; MegaFon profits down in Q2.
ETSI: AI Will Minimize Network Over-Engineering
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8/30/2017  |  2 comments
Automation is still a few years out for most operators who are in the early days of using AI to manage their networks more efficiently.
Cradlepoint Sees SD-WAN Opening
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8/29/2017  |  1 comment
Company's combined wireline-wireless networking for businesses turns out to be smack in the SD-WAN sweet spot.
Eurobites: EU Crunch Time for Google
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8/29/2017  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: MTS boosts operating profit in Q2; Elisa paves the way for 5G in Tampere; UK's health service hit by another bout of ransomware.
Is Open Source Software the Future of VR?
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8/28/2017  |  4 comments
Clearly, in order to increase VR consumption and creation, open standards like WebVR are necessary.
Samsung Boss Gets 5 Years in Scandal Trial
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8/25/2017  |  2 comments
South Korean prosecutors were seeking up to 12 years for Lee Jae-yong.
Eurobites: DT Defends Vectoring, Slams Vodafone
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8/25/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telekom Austria buys Swiss cloud provider Exoscale; Russians warm to pricier devices; Telenor downbeat on 5G; Sequans makes AT&T inroads.
Ericsson CTO Prioritizes Non-Consumer 5G
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8/24/2017  |  Post a comment
Ericsson's new chief technology officer wants to take 5G in a different direction from previous network technologies.
Affirmed: Lack of Automation Will Kill Innovation
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8/24/2017  |  2 comments
The NFV startup discusses how network process automation creates disruption and how the lack of it can kill innovation.
China Telecom Plans Commercial 5G Trials in 2019
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8/23/2017  |  Post a comment
Chinese operator says it will start commercial trials of 5G in 2019 as it reports growth in sales and profits for the first half of the year.
Eurobites: Vodafone, BT Eye Joint Fiber Rollout – Report
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8/23/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT to spend another £17.6 million on Cornish broadband; Nokia launches another 5G initiative; Sweden's Com Hem makes smart home move.
Qualcomm Lays Out AI Vision of the Future
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8/22/2017  |  1 comment
With the help of recently acquired startup Scyfer, Qualcomm plans to embed AI in all manner of devices, including cars.
Phone Review: Moto Z2 Play
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8/22/2017  |  Post a comment
Light Reading Mobile Editor Dan Jones reviews the Moto Z2 Play, which he calls 'a nice modern Android phone with good battery life and one of the nicest cameras' he's seen. The Moto Z2 Play is a Gigabit LTE-ready phone, but we were not able to test speeds that fast in the US.
Hot Air: UK 5G Spectrum Dispute
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8/21/2017  |  2 comments
A spectrum dispute between BT and 3 seems unlikely to hinder the UK's digital competitiveness in the 5G era.
Still Time to Enter's Glotel Awards
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8/18/2017  |  Post a comment
With a deadline extension until September 1, there's still time to enter the annual Global Telecoms Awards run by our sister site,
Ericsson Plans 25,000 Job Cuts – Report
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8/17/2017  |  3 comments
Ericsson's headcount could be reduced by up to 25,000 as part of the Swedish vendor's new cost-cutting measures, according to sources cited by Svenska Dagbladet.
China Unicom to Raise $11.7B, Plans 5G Investments
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8/17/2017  |  Post a comment
Proceeds to be used for 4G and 5G developments as Tencent and Alibaba are named among the private companies lined up for a stake in China's third-largest operator.
1.4B 5G Connections by 2025? Analysts Say Yes
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8/16/2017  |  4 comments
Juniper Research is expecting over 1 billion 5G connections by 2025, up 232% from the expected launch in 2019. Many of these will be IoT devices.
T-Mobile Turns On First 600MHz 4G Sites
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8/16/2017  |  4 comments
Using spectrum it won at auction, T-Mobile has turned on its first 600MHz 4G sites, which will also be important to its 5G future.
5G Spectrum Wars – The Recap
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8/15/2017  |  Post a comment
Service provider 3 has filed a lawsuit against Ofcom over 5G spectrum auction in the UK.
Intel CEO Leaves Trump Biz Advisory Board
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8/15/2017  |  17 comments
Intel CEO Brian Krzanich had stood with Trump on high-profile initiatives, but left an executive board of business advisors after the President's slow response to the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville.
Demystifying the 3GPP
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8/14/2017  |  Post a comment
An insider's perspective on how 4G and 5G standards get created.
SK Telecom Plans to Extend 5G Range With Repeater
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8/10/2017  |  1 comment
SKT has tested out a new repeater on its 5G trial network in Seoul.
ATIS: Connected Car Security an Industry-Wide Issue
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8/10/2017  |  6 comments
New white paper signals movement forward in telecom standards group's collaboration with auto industry.
Eurobites: Telit's CEO Probe Not Cool for Cats
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8/10/2017  |  3 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Omantel takes a near 10% stake in Zain; Interoute improves its margins; Ericsson lands role in smart meter project.
Eurobites: Nokia Spearheads Cloud-Native 5G Platform Initiative
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8/9/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's regional roundup: Cloud services player OVH continues its expansion; MegaFon boasts near-Gigabit LTE capabilities; and Ireland's Imagine dreams of fixed wireless broadband success.
Gigabit LTE Takes to the Air
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
8/8/2017  |  2 comments
Just a few years ago, Gigabit mobile broadband was almost unthinkable. In 2017 it will be a reality.
Will Messaging Market Leave Telecom Behind?
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8/8/2017  |  8 comments
Chatbot and messaging platform entrepreneur warns that telecom network operators are about to be left behind if they don't move quickly on RCS.
AT&T/TW Ruling Could Be Delayed – Report
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8/8/2017  |  3 comments
A final DOJ vote will likely now happen in the fall.
DT to Ramp Up FTTH Capex Starting in 2019
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8/3/2017  |  Post a comment
German incumbent will start to spend more heavily on an FTTH rollout in 2019, CFO tells analysts.
AT&T Mobility CEO Lurie to Retire
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8/3/2017  |  2 comments
AT&T Mobility CEO Glenn Lurie is set to retire September 1.
Automation, IP & the New Network Edge
MariNation  | 
8/2/2017  |  2 comments
A talk with Cisco opens questions about the future of the network edge: Who controls it? Who pays for it?
Eurobites: Nokia Gives 5G a Shove
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8/1/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UK government targets online terrorism; Telsis takes M-net's emergency call; Ofcom consults on ducts and poles; O2 adds WiFi to the London Eye.