City joins AT&T's rollout plans for Dallas, Atlanta, Waco, Charlotte, Oklahoma City and Raleigh.
During his keynote at Light Reading's NFV & Carrier SDN event in Denver next month, CenturyLink's Kevin McBride plans to address real-world challenges for service providers in monetizing and scaling the deployment of SDN/NFV and cloud technologies.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: DT gets into smart-speaker game; Vodafone's Indian merger completes; MTN's Ghanaian IPO falls short.
5G's combined threat of reach and speed presents risk to cable's dominant position in the US in-home broadband market.
Jaunt adds volumetric capture capabilities to platform as content category starts to surface as a 'new media type' for mobile devices that will need fast speeds, low latencies, CEO says.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone's Aussie merger confirmed; Qatar's 'first 5G customer'; Bouygues on the up; UK releases more full-fiber cash.
Once a brick, always a brick? In preparation for disasters, users around the world are turning to technologies that use smartphones to create a resilient mesh network layer that underlies the current cellular network.
SD-WAN is driving deals where VMware partners with telcos to sell to enterprise customers.
To help its parent company connect with consumers as a new kind of service provider, The Walt Disney Studios is creating new entertainment experiences, solving tech problems and getting ready for 5G networks.
But the road ahead looks steep, despite domestic support and opportunities.
Or are we into FUD territory?
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Proximus invests in transport network upgrade; Vodacom boasts Africa's first 5G service; KPN tweaks its management team; and CyrusOne buys into Europe.
As the market continues to push toward 5G, test and measurement (T&M) will expand, offering many more opportunities for T&M vendors.
New 'MicroPlug' expected to tie into cable's move toward virtualization, distributed access architectures.
Carrier hosted two-day developer summmit for open source edge software project, after it released key seed code for major use case.
Succeeding Melissa Arnoldi in the role, the AT&T vet is the company's new president of technology and operations and will helm the company's mobile 5G rollout.
Antonio Elizondo says his keynote at Light Reading's event next month will focus on how Telefónica is using UNICA, its network virtualization program launched in 2014, to automate network services.
Australian government 'undermines 5G future' as it rules out Chinese vendor involvement in the country's 5G plans.
Melissa Arnoldi is no longer president of Technology and Operations at AT&T -- now she's head of the operator's Latin American entertainment unit, Vrio.
Zayo looking forward to landing bigger deals and to advancing its REIT plans.
OpenVault CEO says some MSOs with broadband data policies are considering plans to 'zero-rate' traffic from select video streaming services to differentiate their broadband services in a way that goes beyond speeds and pricing.
Can 5G be the wireless platform that will spur a massive increase in cord cutting? Maybe so...
Dr. Ron Marquardt, VP of technology for Sprint, will kick off Light Reading's annual breakfast workshop at Mobile World Congress America next month with a keynote focused on Sprint's strategy for deploying 5G.
With technology partners and an eye toward 5G networks, the StudioLAB is helping Disney-owned content studios solve technical production problems and reach consumers in novel ways.
Twenty-three attorneys general, representing 22 states and the District of Columbia, are suing to block the FCC's rollback of net neutrality regulations, again bringing up the agency's tendency to preempt state and local laws.
Disney is using tech from Cisco and other partners to reach consumers in new ways. We take you behind-the-scenes at the StudioLAB, where Disney execs explain how 5G networks will unlock new opportunities in storytelling and content distribution.
But, beyond tests, will Nokia announce 5G deployment deals with Verizon, like Ericsson and Samsung have done?
China Telecom says it is outperforming China Mobile in the mobile market, but it falls well behind on intelligibility.
The US could start a steady climb back up the global rankings if more cities practice intensive spectrum management and make new LTE-Advanced upgrades.
Australia's telcos may be allowed to use Huawei's equipment after all – with caveats.
Join Heavy Reading & Light Reading for a breakfast briefing in Los Angeles to talk 5G strategies.
This year's NFV & Carrier SDN event will examine the industry's progress in monetizing virtualization efforts, but will also consider the impact of process automation, which is now positioned as a ubiquitous add-on to any technology.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Swisscom's fixed-line challenge; MegaFon on the march in Q2; O2 sees the light; Virgin's fiber-to-the-crater.
Australia's largest retail service provider has blamed the government's NBN pricing for a sharp fall in profits.
Disappointing shortage of bad news in Cisco's quarterly earnings, with revenues up across the board.
Industry veteran Ihab Tarazi helps lead company in providing IaaS at the edge of the network, offering bare metal compute as part of a larger edge computing ecosystem.
Operators will need full control over network and application performance if 5G services are to thrive.
Verizon will package Apple TV boxes and YouTube TV service in its residential 5G bundles.
Cable operator is working with FCC and suppliers such as Nokia, Ericsson and Arris to tee up trials that could ultimately help Altice USA keep its MVNO costs in check.
Pivotal Commware is currently applying for an FCC license to show and test its 28GHz Echo with carriers and equipment makers over the next year.
The crud on top has been skimmed off to reveal a heady brew, bubbling with insights into Ericsson, Cisco, Samsung, AI and more (it says here...)
Agency recommends keeping the 25 Mbit/s downstream definition for 'advanced telecommunications capability,' but one Commissioner asserts that it should be raised to 100 Mbit/s.
Top industry analyst downgrades Dish shares to 'sell' and cuts the target price on the stock over concerns about company's network buildout strategy.
German service provider says it may bid to become a fourth mobile network operator despite opposition from Deutsche Telekom.
Shared infrastructure play now includes delivering fiber services, lit and unlit, to enterprises in large urban areas across US.
The Norwegian telco wants to base more of its decisions on hard data and not intuition. Investment in AI-based systems could hold the key.
Vendor set to hire at least 380 new tech staff and start manufacturing locally to better support its important US customers, but where will these experts come from?
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Openreach reins in Gfast rollout; Fitch returns Nokia to investment-grade status; Huawei powers Fastweb's WiFi; UK smart meter program in crisis.
AR startup's pricey 'Creator Edition' goes on sale, but Magic Leap still needs to jump a much larger hurdle if it's to forge a connection to the consumer mainstream.
Mountainous debts, a surplus of spectrum and the weak business case for 5G could all compel India's telcos to skip a forthcoming auction.
Ma Bell gets 39GHz mmwave infrastructure and devices tested ahead of its planned mobile 5G commercial launch at the end of the year.
China's NB-IoT push has led to a dramatic increase in IoT connections on the network of the country's biggest mobile operator.
German operator's second-quarter results tell a familiar story of rampant growth in the US and an underwhelming performance in Germany and Europe.
To deliver the new services promised by 5G, your existing 4G core will not be enough.
Verizon Wireless' president starts to unveil a three-year plan for 5G, starting early in 2019.
South Korean equipment maker aims to address shareholder concerns about its future competitiveness with an ambitious new investment plan.
AT&T will bring more mid-band spectrum into the 5G picture through next year.
Italy's 5G auction could exceed a government target of raising €2.5 billion ($2.9 billion) after attracting interest from companies outside the mobile market.
Cell towers represent a logical location for edge computing and their owners see major opportunity, once they figure out the business model. Two major operators are already on the move.
While US operators are good at talking about 5G, the Chinese are doing are much better job of preparing their country for the potentially game-changing technology, according to compelling new research.
We're now on the runway for a mobile 5G device take-off. Fasten your seatbelts!
Operators are rattled about the payments they make for spectrum, but telco spending on frequency licenses has continued to fall.
The concept of digital twins could be taken to a much higher level in areas like network planning and design, programmable networks and field service management.
Says it's 'on track' to complete the first phase of a 5G-capable network by March 2020.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Hyperoptic raises £250 million for fiber expansion; Arcep gets tough on 4G; new economics wonk at Ofcom; Amazon's little tax miracle.
Finnish equipment vendor says India's optical networking market is booming thanks to soaring usage of mobile broadband services.
Verizon says Moto's 5G module will support its gigabit-speed mobile 5G, which is coming in 2019.
Three UK has picked Huawei over existing radio access network suppliers Nokia and Samsung to build its 5G network.
But company remains vague on how it intends to change the pay-TV game almost eight months after acquiring Layer3 TV.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Three makes progress in Q2; Brits love smartphones, but not for talking into; telcos and e-sports.
Veteran test and measurement firm seeks more strategic role in service assurance, 5G rollouts and cybersecurity.
T-Mobile plans to take on the cablecos and others with a massive 5G push to bring broadband and video to the home.
Sprint says it has a few massive MIMO arrays live in market, which is key to Sprint's mid-band mobile 5G push in 2019.
Market reaction suggests Ericsson is now racing ahead of Nokia, but the contest between them is finely balanced.