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University Researchers Develop Low-Cost, Low-Power mmWave IoT Network
News Analysis | 8/30/2019

Researchers at the University of Waterloo have developed a low-cost, low-power variant of a network tapping into frequencies that have become key, early building blocks of 5G.

Eurobites: Vodafone UK Challenges Ofcom Over Openreach Ruling
News Analysis | 8/30/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson invests in Polish plant; Sparkle launches Italy-UAE roaming link; Telia takes on the Baltic's poisonous algae.

Another CDN Company Jumps Into Edge Computing Market
News Analysis | 8/30/2019

CDNetworks joined the likes of Akamai and Limelight in hoping to translate its CDN efforts into a broader edge computing strategy.

What Might the Demand Be for 5G in Manufacturing?
Column | 8/29/2019

Industrial IoT is often cited as a demand driver for 5G, but, asks William Webb, will many companies actually need 5G to meet their needs?

Huawei's Share of the Global Telecom Market Keeps Growing
News Analysis | 8/29/2019

Although Huawei remains enmeshed in the US-China trade war, the company's telecom networking business continues to pick up market share.

Analyst Firms Are Raising Their Global 5G Forecasts
News Analysis | 8/29/2019

Analyst firms like Gartner, IDC and Nomura are raising their forecasts for 5G device sales globally thanks to a concerted push by operators and phone vendors.

Low-Band Will Take 5G Indoors, Just Not Quite Yet
Jonestown | 8/28/2019

The real impact of low-band 5G? It will work better indoors!

Handset Slump Stymies ZTE Recovery
News Analysis | 8/28/2019

ZTE may be back in the black but its handset sales have fallen off a cliff.

US MVNOs: We'll Offer 5G Too
News Analysis | 8/28/2019

Consumer Cellular, Ting and Red Pocket are among the US MVNOs that are promising to offer 5G.

T-Mobile Pauses 5G Network Construction Due to Sprint Merger Delays – Report
News Analysis | 8/28/2019

A new report indicates that the delays dragging at T-Mobile's attempts to merge with Sprint have caused the operator to suspend some of its network upgrade efforts.

Eurobites: Is Ericsson Engineering Ekholm's Exit?
News Analysis | 8/28/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Siri eavesdroppers get the push; Deutsche Telekom develops new small cells; Maroc Telecom strikes $1 billion government investment deal.

FCC to Free 300MHz of C-Band for 5G in November, Analysts Say
News Analysis | 8/27/2019

The FCC could well side with the wireless industry by reallocating fully 300MHz of the C-Band for 5G and other commercial uses.

Taiwan Accelerates 5G Plans
News Analysis | 8/27/2019

Taiwan has brought forward its planned spectrum auction in order to join the Asian 5G race.

Game of Thrones: Who Will Replace John Donovan at AT&T?
News Analysis | 8/27/2019

John Stankey, Jeff McElfresh, Lori Lee and Susan Johnson may be in the running to ascend to John Donovan's iron throne at AT&T.

Despite Delays, Sprint Launches 5G in NYC
News Analysis | 8/27/2019

Sprint launches Nokia 5G equipment in NYC, Los Angeles, Washington, DC and Phoenix after delays.

VMware Takes On Radio Networks
News Analysis | 8/27/2019

VMware is launching tools for radio network optimization, based on its Uhana acquisition, and also upgrading its OpenStack infrastructure support.

ZTE H1 Profits Up, but Sales Stuck in a Rut
News Analysis | 8/27/2019

As it focuses more on developing its own components, cost-cutting is helping ZTE report improving profits but its revenues are not as impressive.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Huawei, China & Three
LRTV Documentaries | 8/27/2019

This week the pod's a pre-ping-pong verbal ding-dong. Fact.

Eurobites: UK Mulls Supersize Mobile Masts
News Analysis | 8/27/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom and Ericsson combine on campus networks; UK's decision on Huawei due in the fall; it's a Nuuday for Agama Technologies.

China Unicom, Telecom On Course for 5G Network Sharing
News Analysis | 8/27/2019

Two of China's major network operators have been discussing how they can share 5G infrastructure.

U.S. Cellular Joins Verizon, AT&T in Eyeing 3.5 GHz CBRS Operations
News Analysis | 8/26/2019

U.S. Cellular is joining AT&T and Verizon in expressing interest in using the soon-to-be-available 3.5GHz CBRS spectrum band.

John Donovan Out at AT&T
News Analysis | 8/26/2019

The top telecom executive at AT&T is leaving the company to spend time with his family. AT&T hasn't named a replacement.

US Carriers Toy With 3-Year Phone Loans
News Analysis | 8/23/2019

US wireless network operators are increasingly breaking up the cost of a new smartphone across three years, rather than two, to make the monthly payments easier for consumers to swallow.

Huawei Spending $1.5B Annually on AI Development
News Analysis | 8/23/2019

The Chinese equipment giant is now ramping up its investments in artificial intelligence.

Comcast, Charter to Offer 5G Via Verizon MVNO
News Analysis | 8/23/2019

Comcast's Xfinity Mobile and Charter's Spectrum Mobile MVNOs will offer Verizon's 5G service to their respective customers at some unspecified point in the future.

China's 5G Market Has Teething Trouble
News Analysis | 8/23/2019

China's operators are being driven toward network-sharing partnerships to pay for the rollout of 5G networks.

Spectrum for Private Mobile Networks
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 8/23/2019

Enterprises and other organizations want to operate private mobile networks, but what are their options for getting the needed spectrum?

Fresh Trouble for Huawei in India
News Analysis | 8/23/2019

A right-wing organization wants India's government to ban Huawei and promote indigenous firms.

Verizon Brings Mobile 5G to Phoenix, Targets In-Building 5G With Boingo
News Analysis | 8/22/2019

Verizon strikes a 5G DAS deal with Boingo, starts outdoor mobile high-band 5G rollout in Phoenix.

Here's How T-Mobile Reduced LTE Congestion by 71%
News Analysis | 8/22/2019

T-Mobile's CTO Neville Ray built a traffic-forecasting tool in conjunction with Speedtest provider Ookla that the company said helped direct fully $10 billion in network spending over the past five years.

Apple's iPhone 7 Blasts RF Radiation Above Legal Limits in New Study
News Analysis | 8/22/2019

Detailed RF exposure tests conducted by the Chicago Tribune found that a number of devices, including those from Motorola, Samsung and Apple, exceed some of the FCC's guidelines for radiation emissions.

China 4G Users Inflamed Over Throttling
News Analysis | 8/22/2019

China's mobile-phone customers are in a frenzy over reports that operators have deliberately slowed down 4G connections.

The Murky Status of Russian 5G
News Analysis | 8/22/2019

Behind the shady goings-on in Putin's state may lie a plan for Russian control of 5G technology. That would be a scary development for the country's big mobile operators.

Storm Clouds Gather Over Sunrise's $6.4B Liberty Deal
News Analysis | 8/22/2019

A major bust-up between the Swiss telco and its biggest shareholder could sink the deal to acquire Liberty Global's Swiss cable business.

T-Mobile Resolves Video Throttling Issue Amid Another PR Dustup
News Analysis | 8/21/2019

T-Mobile acknowledged that it recently resolved an issue affecting its video-throttling practice, a situation that arises amid a renewed debate around wireless operators' network-management efforts.

5G Isn't Going Indoors Anytime Soon
News Analysis | 8/21/2019

Around 80% of all mobile data traffic is consumed indoors and the fastest variety of 5G spectrum, millimeter-wave, won't get into your home or office in the near future.

Huawei bans and spectrum delays hit 5G plans in Australia, New Zealand
News Analysis | 8/21/2019

Operators in Australia and New Zealand have been forced to use existing spectrum and Western equipment vendors.

Russia's MTS Still in No Hurry on 5G
News Analysis | 8/21/2019

Even if it had the spectrum, Russia's biggest operator says there is no demand for 5G and therefore no need for an aggressive expansion.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Three, Samsung & Sprint/T-Mobile
LRTV Documentaries | 8/21/2019

Without Scott but with Dan Warren from Samsung, discussing Three's foray into 5G broadband, developments at Samsung, and much, much more. Well, a bit more.

When Is 5G Not 5G? When It's Not 100MHz, Says Three
Morris Lore | 8/20/2019

An advertising fracas over what counts as 5G draws attention to the industry's shortcomings.

Three CEO: We'd Rather Take Huawei Risk Than Miss 5G Rewards
CxO Spotlight | 8/20/2019

The smallest of the UK's four mobile operators is forging ahead with its rollout of a home broadband service powered by Huawei's 5G equipment, despite government concern about the Chinese vendor.

Eurobites: BT Considers Dutch Towers Sale
News Analysis | 8/20/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telia Denmark CEO leaves; EE irked by Three UK's 5G advertising; CK Hutchison billionaire fancies an Old Speckled Hen.

Huawei Slams US Blacklisting of Affiliates
News Analysis | 8/20/2019

Chinese vendor lashes out at latest US measures while insisting that its business has not been affected.

Russia Reserves 3.5GHz Band for the Military, Not 5G
News Analysis | 8/20/2019

But Russia plots 5G millimeter wave in Moscow's Red Square with trials in the fall and a launch in 2020.

Light Reading Packs Double Wallop at Cable-Tec Expo
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 8/19/2019

For the first time, Light Reading will offer two breakfast roundtables on key tech topics at this fall's SCTE|ISBE Cable-Tec Expo in New Orleans – the first on network virtualization and the second on cable and 5G.

Just 29,000 5G Devices Have Been Sold in the US (So Far)
DanoVision | 8/19/2019

According to new figures from BayStreet Research, 5G phones aren't exactly flying off the shelves.

Crown Castle Hires Google Lobbyist to Boost DC Efforts
News Analysis | 8/19/2019

Tower and small cell company Crown Castle moved to bolster its Beltway firepower with the addition of a new chief lobbyist who hails from Google and Microsoft.

Eurobites: Three UK Plugs In 5G Home Broadband Service
News Analysis | 8/19/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: KCOM acquisition finalized; Telia issues Russian spying disclaimer; France's digital tax feels the heat in Washington.

US Component Makers Should Plan for Life Without Huawei
Morris Lore | 8/19/2019

Harsh weekend words from Trump and prolonged uncertainty will spur the Chinese equipment maker as it tries to become more self-reliant. Its US suppliers should plan accordingly.

Did Altice Change Its Tune on Buying Spectrum?
News Analysis | 8/16/2019

Altice said it wants to buy C-Band spectrum, which appears to represent a bit of a change from the company's previous strategy.

Here's What Trump's Huawei Ban Cost US Firms in Q2
News Analysis | 8/16/2019

Several US companies put a dollar amount on the losses they incurred from President Trump's Huawei ban. Here's the tally.

China Operators Woo Newcomer CBN for 5G Alliance
News Analysis | 8/16/2019

China's big mobile operators see the country's unlikely 5G new entrant as a prospective partner.

Automating Telstra Still Performs Like a Knackered Robot
News Analysis | 8/15/2019

Australian operator is hacking away at its workforce like a murderous machine, but its 'turnaround' is questionable at this stage.

Italy's mobile melee calls for extreme measures
News Analysis | 8/15/2019

With Fastweb poised to launch a fifth mobile network, Italian operators faced with shrinking sales are taking network sharing to a new level.

Eurobites: Huawei Commits to UK, Despite Everything
News Analysis | 8/15/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Swisscom revenue slides in H1; BT to delist from NYSE; more holograms; 5G ice-cream scoop.

Dell Flying to 5G Cloud on AT&T-Led 'Airship'
News Analysis | 8/15/2019

Dell is working with AT&T to bring hardware automation to the Airship open source cloud provisioning project.

Amid Criticism, FCC Chairman Moves to Approve Revised T-Mobile/Sprint Merger
News Analysis | 8/15/2019

However, there are a growing number of state attorneys general who oppose the merger.

Akamai Testing Edge Computing Scenarios With 5G Operators
News Analysis | 8/14/2019

Akamai is hoping to parlay its efforts in the CDN arena into a role in the 5G and edge computing marketplace.

Verizon to Test Aggregation Across CBRS, 1900MHz, 700MHz & AWS Spectrum
News Analysis | 8/14/2019

Verizon is planning to conduct tests that would combine transmissions across CBRS spectrum and its existing licensed spectrum bands, including 1900MHz, AWS and 700MHz.

How 5G & the Trade War Are Ringing the Changes for Ericsson
News Analysis | 8/14/2019

The Swedish vendor is changing the way it delivers products and shifting production facilities.

China Unicom Seeks 5G Ally to Cope With Buildout
News Analysis | 8/14/2019

Revenues are down, spending is up, and 5G is on the horizon: A partner could ease the pressure for one of China's big players.

Eurobites: Vodafone Launches 5G in Ireland
News Analysis | 8/14/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Drei and ZTE fire up 5G in Austria; 5G mmWave network to be tested in Moscow; UK MVNO targets those with hearing loss.

Nokia Delays Sprint's 5G Rollout
News Analysis | 8/13/2019

Sprint is using three vendors for 5G and two of them have already launched commercial service on their gear. Where's Nokia?

5G Report Card for August: 100 Announced Devices, 39 Operators Globally
News Analysis | 8/13/2019

5G is gaining momentum, according to the latest numbers from the GSA.

5G Firms Still Face Trump Tariffs
News Analysis | 8/13/2019

President Trump will delay some tariffs on smartphones, in the latest development in his trade war with China.

5G: Too Big Even for China?
News Analysis | 8/13/2019

The vast costs of 5G rollout are weighing heavily on Chinese telcos.

RJio Vs Vodafone Idea: Who Will Rule India?
News Analysis | 8/13/2019

RJio has overtaken Bharti Airtel to become India's second-largest operator. Can it challenge Vodafone Idea for the top spot?

Huawei Decision to Show if BoJo Is Presidential Poodle or British Bulldog
Morris Lore | 8/13/2019

The question of what to do about Huawei will show UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson why a no-deal Brexit is fraught with peril.

Eurobites: Hands-Free Heads for the UK Hard Shoulder
News Analysis | 8/13/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: French broadcasters receive approval for Netflix-challenging Salto service; tough Q2 for Denmark's TDC; EE rules the RootMetrics ratings roost.

Nokia, Ericsson, Cisco Pull US Operators Toward Standalone 5G
News Analysis | 8/12/2019

T-Mobile, Verizon and other operators are working with a range of vendors to smooth out the move from 'non-standalone' to 'standalone' 5G.

China MVNOs Finally Hit Their Stride
News Analysis | 8/12/2019

Companies that use the mobile networks of the big three operators are finally becoming important in China.

Eurobites: Bolton Arrives in UK to Turn the Huawei Thumbscrews
News Analysis | 8/12/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: DT and friends go password-free with Mobile Connect; O2 complains about 5G auction terms; Telenor enables soufflé-defined networking.

U.S. Cellular's CTO Opens Up About 5G
News Analysis | 8/9/2019

U.S. Cellular CTO Michael Irizarry offered a few more details about the operator's 5G plans ahead of the provider's 2020 launch.

American 5G Vendors Getting More Time in the Spotlight
DanoVision | 8/9/2019

President Trump's personal aversion to globalization and trade, and his promotion of US-based manufacturing, appears to be pushing some 5G providers toward American vendors.

Japan's Rakuten Mobile to avoid grand entrance in October
News Analysis | 8/9/2019

It has made a noise about its revolutionary network approach, but the Japanese company will make a low-key entry into the mobile market in October.

Eurobites: DT Has No Plans to Sell BT Shares
News Analysis | 8/9/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: MegaFon sales grow; Austrians fret about 5G health effects; Freenet sticks to guidance.

5G Is Safe, FCC Says
News Analysis | 8/8/2019

FCC officials said that 5G does not cause health concerns like cancer, nor do transmissions in millimeter-wave spectrum.

AT&T Outsources FirstNet Construction to ATN's Commnet for $167.5M in Southwest
News Analysis | 8/8/2019

AT&T said it will pay ATN's Commnet $167.5 million to build a wireless network for its commercial users and its FirstNet users in the Southwest.

CommScope Eliminates COO Slot as Arris Biz Struggles
News Analysis | 8/8/2019

Departure of long-time Arris exec Bruce McClelland comes about four months after acquisition and as the unit grapples with an expected temporary decline in cable operator capital spending.

DT Still Waiting for Spectrum to Launch 5G
News Analysis | 8/8/2019

The soft launch of 5G in early July was even softer than it appeared, but financial results look strong for the second quarter despite the absence of any German 5G activity.

Eurobites: Liberty Global Shrivels in Q2
News Analysis | 8/8/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Europe's regulators slam network-sharing in 'Czechia'; Nokia heads to New Zealand in latest 5G deal; MTN defies market conditions with strong Q2.

Samsung's Note10+ 5G Launches on Verizon
News Analysis | 8/8/2019

Verizon will be the sole US provider for Samsung's Note10+ 5G device, but not for long. AT&T and T-Mobile expect to launch their versions of the same 5G handset by year's end.

US Government Employees Get Green Light to Buy 5G Services & Gear
News Analysis | 8/7/2019

The US government's IT purchasing official said that the door is open for federal and state government agencies to begin purchasing 5G services and equipment.

Verizon Promises Cheaper 5G Phones, 'Tailored' 5G Service Plans
News Analysis | 8/7/2019

Verizon's Ronan Dunne offered a few more hints about how Verizon will move forward in 5G in terms of pricing, phones and coverage.

After Towers Sale, RJio Looks to Fiber Spinoff
News Analysis | 8/7/2019

India's youngest service provider is turning itself into a more asset-light company.

Bell Canada's Ely: Market Demands Scalable, Co-Managed SD-WAN
Kelsey's Grammar | 8/7/2019

As 5G takes off, service providers must plan ahead for its impact on SD-WAN. In addition, Ely says growing demand for 'co-managed' SD-WAN services creates challenges around scalability.

South Korean 5G: Desperately Seeking Profits
News Analysis | 8/7/2019

While the industry raves about 5G take-up in South Korea, investors are still wondering why they should give a damn.

Eurobites: Brits Head Online for TV Fix
News Analysis | 8/7/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Magyar Telekom names new CTIO; Turkcell hits more than 2 Gbit/s in 5G speed test; Ericsson reaches 24 live 5G networks; mobile money in South Sudan.

Things Are Getting Desperate in the 5G Small Cell Sector
News Analysis | 8/7/2019

Pushed by federal and state legislation designed to speed up the small cell approval process, some cities are gearing up for an application explosion. And vendors are pushing things along with lawsuits.

AT&T Brings 5G to Businesses in Downtown Manhattan
News Analysis | 8/6/2019

NYC gets AT&T business 5G in downtown Manhattan. The carrier won't have 5G for consumers until next year.

Houston, We Have a Problem: Satellite Alliance Fractures Over 5G Spectrum Sale Profits
News Analysis | 8/6/2019

There appears to be dissension in the ranks of satellite companies hoping to cash in on the sale of 5G spectrum.

Ericsson, Nokia at front of queue for Orange 5G contracts
News Analysis | 8/6/2019

The Nordic vendors built the French incumbent's domestic mobile network and that means they are likely to become its 5G suppliers too.

We're Still Not Sure How Verizon Is Going to Provide Nationwide 5G
Jonestown | 8/6/2019

Verizon has led the way with early high-band, millimeter-wave 5G, but the carrier faces lots of questions about how it can deploy 5G on low- or mid-band frequencies nationwide next year.

Eurobites: Vivendi May Sell 10% Stake in Universal Music to Tencent
News Analysis | 8/6/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Arqiva plotting break-up and sale; Ericsson, Elisa test private cellular; Italy's 5-star 5G hotel; Detecon gets new boss; Accenture snaps up Northstream.

BoJo's UK Broadband Plan Looks Barmy, but Don't Write It Off
News Analysis | 8/5/2019

The UK's new prime minister may be chasing perfection in the hope of catching excellence, but the country's operators are demanding action on numerous fronts.

Sprint Touts 5G Coverage as Merger Pressure Mounts
News Analysis | 8/2/2019

Sprint says it will cover 11 million people with 5G soon. Meanwhile, Texas joins the list of states opposing Sprint's merger with T-Mobile. The states' lawsuit blocking the merger has been postponed until December.

Verizon sneaks $10/month 5G fee into new unlimited plans
DanoVision | 8/2/2019

Verizon is taking a page out of Gillette's playbook by announcing five (5!!!) different unlimited plans. And as for 5G, it's definitely going to cost you extra – at some point.

Former Dish Wireless Exec to Take R&D Helm at CableLabs
News Analysis | 8/2/2019

Mariam Sorond was most recently chief wireless architect and VP of technology development at Dish.

Power Brokers: Utilities Explore Their Role in 4G & 5G
News Analysis | 8/2/2019

Utility companies like Duke and Xcel are already major players in the telecom market. Now they're looking at how they might participate in 4G and 5G.

CK Hutchison Joins the Mobile Towers Party
News Analysis | 8/2/2019

Hong Kong firm restructures by setting up a new tower business and lumping its telecom subsidiaries into a single unit.

BT Decline Continues Despite 5G, Fiber Push
News Analysis | 8/2/2019

UK operator's latest trading update came as a further disappointment to investors, sending its share price down on the London Stock Exchange Friday morning.

5G Customers Use More Data Than 4G Customers
News Analysis | 8/1/2019

What effect might 5G services have on networks? Data out of South Korea certainly indicates that 5G customers, at least initially, will use more data than 4G customers.

Bell Canada Chows Down on High-Fiber Diet
News Analysis | 8/1/2019

Canada's biggest telecom reports robust broadband but slower IPTV subscriber gains as it continues its nationwide rollout of fiber lines.

Verizon CEO Proclaims Company on 'Good Path' With 5G Spectrum
News Analysis | 8/1/2019

Analysts on Q2 call worry about Verizon's millimeter wave-based 5G plan as competitors promise low-band nationwide 5G in 2020.

Verizon Fios Sheds 52K Video Subs, Tacks On 34K Broadband Subs
News Analysis | 8/1/2019

Meanwhile, 'win-share is really good' in handful of markets offering a proprietary version of Verizon's millimeter wave-powered 5G Home broadband service.

Vietnam Puts 5G on Fast Track
News Analysis | 8/1/2019

Vietnam wants to be among the front ranks of operators bringing 5G technology to market and plans to rely on some local designs in preference to international suppliers.

Gloom Persists for Europe's Long-Suffering Telco Investors
News Analysis | 8/1/2019

Shares in Europe's 'big six' telcos have fallen sharply in the last few years and 5G holds out little hope for sales growth.

Eurobites: Altice Full of Joie de Vivre After French 'Turnaround'
News Analysis | 8/1/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Three UK takes earnings hit; Veon battered by currency headwinds; Vodafone bags Liberty assets.

Qualcomm Hangs Hope on 5G in 2020 as Sales Weaken in Q3
News Analysis | 8/1/2019

Qualcomm is expecting 2020 to be a year of 5G, as its sales falter in fiscal Q3 2019.

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