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.
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.
CDNetworks joined the likes of Akamai and Limelight in hoping to translate its CDN efforts into a broader edge computing strategy.
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?
Although Huawei remains enmeshed in the US-China trade war, the company's telecom networking business continues to pick up market share.
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.
The real impact of low-band 5G? It will work better indoors!
ZTE may be back in the black but its handset sales have fallen off a cliff.
Consumer Cellular, Ting and Red Pocket are among the US MVNOs that are promising to offer 5G.
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.
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.
The FCC could well side with the wireless industry by reallocating fully 300MHz of the C-Band for 5G and other commercial uses.
Taiwan has brought forward its planned spectrum auction in order to join the Asian 5G race.
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.
Sprint launches Nokia 5G equipment in NYC, Los Angeles, Washington, DC and Phoenix after delays.
VMware is launching tools for radio network optimization, based on its Uhana acquisition, and also upgrading its OpenStack infrastructure support.
As it focuses more on developing its own components, cost-cutting is helping ZTE report improving profits but its revenues are not as impressive.
This week the pod's a pre-ping-pong verbal ding-dong. Fact.
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.
Two of China's major network operators have been discussing how they can share 5G infrastructure.
U.S. Cellular is joining AT&T and Verizon in expressing interest in using the soon-to-be-available 3.5GHz CBRS spectrum band.
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 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.
The Chinese equipment giant is now ramping up its investments in artificial intelligence.
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 operators are being driven toward network-sharing partnerships to pay for the rollout of 5G networks.
Enterprises and other organizations want to operate private mobile networks, but what are their options for getting the needed spectrum?
A right-wing organization wants India's government to ban Huawei and promote indigenous firms.
Verizon strikes a 5G DAS deal with Boingo, starts outdoor mobile high-band 5G rollout in Phoenix.
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.
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's mobile-phone customers are in a frenzy over reports that operators have deliberately slowed down 4G connections.
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.
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 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.
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.
Operators in Australia and New Zealand have been forced to use existing spectrum and Western equipment vendors.
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.
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.
An advertising fracas over what counts as 5G draws attention to the industry's shortcomings.
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.
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.
Chinese vendor lashes out at latest US measures while insisting that its business has not been affected.
But Russia plots 5G millimeter wave in Moscow's Red Square with trials in the fall and a launch in 2020.
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.
According to new figures from BayStreet Research, 5G phones aren't exactly flying off the shelves.
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.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: KCOM acquisition finalized; Telia issues Russian spying disclaimer; France's digital tax feels the heat in Washington.
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.
Altice said it wants to buy C-Band spectrum, which appears to represent a bit of a change from the company's previous strategy.
Several US companies put a dollar amount on the losses they incurred from President Trump's Huawei ban. Here's the tally.
China's big mobile operators see the country's unlikely 5G new entrant as a prospective partner.
Australian operator is hacking away at its workforce like a murderous machine, but its 'turnaround' is questionable at this stage.
With Fastweb poised to launch a fifth mobile network, Italian operators faced with shrinking sales are taking network sharing to a new level.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Swisscom revenue slides in H1; BT to delist from NYSE; more holograms; 5G ice-cream scoop.
Dell is working with AT&T to bring hardware automation to the Airship open source cloud provisioning project.
However, there are a growing number of state attorneys general who oppose the merger.
Akamai is hoping to parlay its efforts in the CDN arena into a role in the 5G and edge computing marketplace.
Verizon is planning to conduct tests that would combine transmissions across CBRS spectrum and its existing licensed spectrum bands, including 1900MHz, AWS and 700MHz.
The Swedish vendor is changing the way it delivers products and shifting production facilities.
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.
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.
Sprint is using three vendors for 5G and two of them have already launched commercial service on their gear. Where's Nokia?
5G is gaining momentum, according to the latest numbers from the GSA.
President Trump will delay some tariffs on smartphones, in the latest development in his trade war with China.
The vast costs of 5G rollout are weighing heavily on Chinese telcos.
RJio has overtaken Bharti Airtel to become India's second-largest operator. Can it challenge Vodafone Idea for the top spot?
The question of what to do about Huawei will show UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson why a no-deal Brexit is fraught with peril.
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.
T-Mobile, Verizon and other operators are working with a range of vendors to smooth out the move from 'non-standalone' to 'standalone' 5G.
Companies that use the mobile networks of the big three operators are finally becoming important in China.
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 CTO Michael Irizarry offered a few more details about the operator's 5G plans ahead of the provider's 2020 launch.
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.
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.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: MegaFon sales grow; Austrians fret about 5G health effects; Freenet sticks to guidance.
FCC officials said that 5G does not cause health concerns like cancer, nor do transmissions in millimeter-wave spectrum.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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's Ronan Dunne offered a few more hints about how Verizon will move forward in 5G in terms of pricing, phones and coverage.
India's youngest service provider is turning itself into a more asset-light company.
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.
While the industry raves about 5G take-up in South Korea, investors are still wondering why they should give a damn.
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.
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.
NYC gets AT&T business 5G in downtown Manhattan. The carrier won't have 5G for consumers until next year.
There appears to be dissension in the ranks of satellite companies hoping to cash in on the sale of 5G spectrum.
The Nordic vendors built the French incumbent's domestic mobile network and that means they are likely to become its 5G suppliers too.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
Mariam Sorond was most recently chief wireless architect and VP of technology development at Dish.
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.
Hong Kong firm restructures by setting up a new tower business and lumping its telecom subsidiaries into a single unit.
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.
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.
Canada's biggest telecom reports robust broadband but slower IPTV subscriber gains as it continues its nationwide rollout of fiber lines.
Analysts on Q2 call worry about Verizon's millimeter wave-based 5G plan as competitors promise low-band nationwide 5G in 2020.
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 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.
Shares in Europe's 'big six' telcos have fallen sharply in the last few years and 5G holds out little hope for sales growth.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Three UK takes earnings hit; Veon battered by currency headwinds; Vodafone bags Liberty assets.
Qualcomm is expecting 2020 to be a year of 5G, as its sales falter in fiscal Q3 2019.