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Eurobites: Ericsson Gets Shipshape on Pre-5G
News Analysis | 9/29/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: MTS forced to suspend service in Turkmenistan; Vonage has new base in UK; Huawei helps Viva Bahrain on hybrid core.

Photo Review: Operations Transformation Forum 2017
Slide Shows | 9/28/2017

The significant shift towards becoming a lean, digital operator was the focus of the recent Operations Transformation Forum in Hong Kong.

Edge Inertia Grips Telcos as Rival Interests Jockey for Position
News Analysis | 9/28/2017

Growing interest in the potential of edge computing has yet to be matched by commercial activity on the telco side. In the meantime, the Internet companies are coming.

Edge Funds: Show Me the Money!
News Analysis | 9/28/2017

At the MEC Congress in Berlin there was plenty of evidence that edge computing is more than just a hot topic, but still too few signs of concrete business cases or investment plans.

ARM Champions Fog, Not Just Edge Computing, for 5G
News Analysis | 9/26/2017

UK chipmaker believes the distributed cloud, or fog, model will address 5G requirements in a way that edge computing alone cannot.

The 'New' Sandvine Has Automation in Its Sights
Shades of Ray | 9/26/2017

Following the C$562 million nuptials of Procera and Sandvine, the resulting packet inspection, analytics and policy management specialist is pitching itself to service providers as a key enabler in the shift to automated processes.

Eurobites: BT Climbs Aboard the SD-WAN Bandwagon
News Analysis | 9/26/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: ARM hovers over Imagination deal; Sparkle banks on SMS growth; Ericsson teams up with Intel on 5G.

US, Europe to Spend $272B on Edge Computing by 2026 – Analyst
News Analysis | 9/26/2017

Spending on edge computing will exceed that on 5G across Europe and the US between now and 2026.

Edging Closer: ETSI & OpenFog Team on Edge Computing APIs
News Analysis | 9/25/2017

Having flirted for some time, the distributed cloud industry groups have agreed to coordinate on the APIs that will connect computing assets at the edge of the wide area network to the applications that need those distributed resources.

Can Fixed Wireless Fix Rural Broadband?
News Analysis | 9/25/2017

There are true believers who think it can.

Pics: Berzerkeley Bots & Grounded Clouds at MWCA
Slide Shows | 9/22/2017

The inaugural Mobile World Congress Americas drew 21,000 attendees, focused on strategies for 5G, and showcased the latest innovations around IoT, smart cities, connected cars and more.

The Importance of BBU Emulation
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 9/22/2017

Whether building out distributed RANs or new centralized RANs, BBU emulation is a critical step of the process to help mobile operators avoid lengthy and costly delays.

Penn Paints Portrait of Telstra Transformation
News Analysis | 9/22/2017

Telstra's CEO is bringing all of his skills to bear in guiding the Australian telco through its digital transformation.

LTE-A the Key to Sprint's Path to 5G
News Analysis | 9/21/2017

During Light Reading's MWC Americas breakfast event, speakers from Sprint, AT&T and elsewhere examined how the evolution of LTE-Advanced Pro and Gigabit LTE will prepare the ground for commercial 5G services.

Eurobites: Orange Seeks Boost From IoT Modules
News Analysis | 9/21/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT teams up with Hitachi on industrial IoT; Deutsche Telekom touts SD-WAN offering; Swisscom puts its faith in blockchain.

Could 5G Have Found Its Glass Ceiling?
News Analysis | 9/20/2017

High-band 5G signals can be blocked by the energy- and light-efficient windows used in modern building, Light Reading hears.

Eurobites: Ericsson, BT Make the Case for Automation & Network Slicing
News Analysis | 9/20/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EU proposes new rules on non-personal data; Vodafone studies cybersecurity; Huawei joins Euro 5G project.

UK Backhaul Regulation Will Hinder 5G, Say Telcos
News Analysis | 9/18/2017

The UK regulator's failure to open up BT's networks could have damaging consequences for the 5G market.

Eurobites: Nordic Firms Team Up to Make the Business Case for 5G & More
News Analysis | 9/18/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: court rules in Nokia's favor in patents dispute with LG; Arcep revamps mobile coverage mapping; Privacy Shield comes up for review.

Cities Slam FCC on Broadband Proceedings
News Analysis | 9/15/2017

City CIOs and CTOs think the FCC is putting future broadband and smart city investment at risk.

Could the Connected Car Help Prevent Terrorism?
News Analysis | 9/15/2017

Future 'intelligent' vehicles could come with a software 'ethics' switch that would prevent them being driven into crowds and used for other nefarious activities.

5G Pushes Carriers Toward Cloud-Native NFV
Column | 9/14/2017

Mobile edge computing (MEC) and a cloud-native core are necessary ingredients for the future 5G NFV network, argues Ian Maclean of Metaswitch.

MWC Americas – Day 2 Recap
LRTV Documentaries | 9/14/2017

It's Day 2 and we are still at our janky San Fran hotel and reporting to you everything you'd want to know about MWC Americas!

Smarter Thinking for the Digital Economy
LRTV Interviews | 9/14/2017

Informa CEO Stephen Carter, who has extensive experience in the communications sector, discusses some of the key takeaways from the recent Ovum Digital Futures conference, where he chaired a panel session titled 'Investing in the Age of the Smarter Customer.'

India's Airtel Calls on SKT for Tech Help
News Analysis | 9/14/2017

India's biggest service provider is looking to South Korean technology expertise to cope with the challenge from Reliance Jio.

Sprint COO on Massive MIMO Deployment: 'You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet'
LRTV Documentaries | 9/13/2017

Sprint COO of Technology Guenther Ottendorfer and Ericsson Head of Network Infrastructure Nishant Batra share details of the first US trial of massive MIMO in downtown Seattle.

AT&T's CTO on Edge Compute & the Power of Low Latency
LRTV Documentaries | 9/13/2017

The power of latency will be 'the next new thing' to change the landscape of mobility, according to AT&T CTO Andre Fuetsch.

Eurobites: DT Turns Its TIP Attention to mmWave
News Analysis | 9/13/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia and Telefónica get it on for 5G; BT opts for Amdocs unit for billing overhaul; eir profits up 4% year-on-year; bump in the road for Fox/Sky deal.

5G Volume Knob Cranked to 11
News Analysis | 9/13/2017

That's one louder than ten, folks, as the likes of Telefónica, Nokia, Qualcomm, KDDI, Ericsson, LG U+, Huawei, Mavenir, Intel, Keysight, Cavium and more serve up a slew of 5G announcements.

MWC Americas Day 1 Recap
LRTV Documentaries | 9/13/2017

San Francisco in the storm, mobile technology, telecom warriors and the shiny New iPhone X!

Sprint Says Massive MIMO, Coming in 2018, Is the Bridge to 5G
News Analysis | 9/12/2017

Sprint says more capacity is coming to its network with new antenna arrays.

Charter Reveals New Details on 4G/5G Trials
News Analysis | 9/12/2017

Samsung is a key partner for Charter not only in its 5G trials, but also in tests of 4G small cell equipment that could play a role in the cable company's launch of a new mobile service in 2018.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Dirty Data
LRTV Documentaries | 9/11/2017

Scott and Jamie are joined by Ray from Light Reading. The team starts by reflecting on the amount of moaning the impending UK 5G auctions have caused. They then ponder how little control we have over our digital lives and ask whether there should be a limit on the power of the dominant digital utilities. Lastly, Ray derides dirty data, prompting one of Scott's paranoid AI tangents.

T-Mobile Claims Over 1.1 Gbit/s in Latest Gigabit LTE Tests
News Analysis | 9/8/2017

US operators battle for pole Gigabit LTE position, but mostly in the lab, not the real world, so far.

CenturyLink, Vnomic Accelerate Enterprise Road to HANA
News Analysis | 9/7/2017

Telco is working with the application automation vendor to help enterprises upgrade to SAP HANA – and to convince them they need to do so sooner rather than later.

Samsung & KDDI: Driving Miss 5G
News Analysis | 9/7/2017

Samsung takes 5G over the ton in new drive tests.

5G & Millimeter Wave Band Challenges
Column | 9/6/2017

5G will require a fresh look at RF characteristics as operators deploy next-gen tech on very high-band frequencies.

Eurobites: Safaricom Looks Beyond Kenya
News Analysis | 9/6/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone Egypt opts for Openwave Mobility video knowhow; Nokia's 5G riposte to Ericsson; Intel sees chance of EU fine reprieve.

Sprint Builds Out Virtualization Plans
News Analysis | 9/5/2017

COO says operator is building towards 5G, adds Metaswitch and Mavenir as virtualization vendors.

The Telecoms.com Podcast
LRTV Documentaries | 9/5/2017

Scott and Jamie put the band back together with the help of Iain from Light Reading. The overgrown enfants terribles of telecoms pick up where they left off by arguing the toss over net neutrality, Europe's 5G progress and some new gadgetry for IFA. In classic journalistic tradition they end up debating whether any of it actually matters and completely fail to come to a unanimous conclusion on anything.

Ericsson Cranks Out 5G NR Gear in Race for Telco Customers
News Analysis | 9/5/2017

Swedish vendor adds FDD products to its growing 5G portfolio several months before new radio specifications are due to be frozen.

MWC Americas: Gigabit LTE's Debutante Ball
Jonestown | 9/4/2017

Forget 5G! For early adopters, Gigabit LTE will be coming of age in the US at Mobile World Congress in San Francisco this month.

SKT Tests Put 4G in Touching Distance of 5G
News Analysis | 9/4/2017

South Korean mobile operator claims to have cut latency on 4G networks to just two milliseconds, raising questions about the need for 5G.

Deutsche Telekom Touts Europe's First '5G' Connection
News Analysis | 9/1/2017

German telecom incumbent uses pre-5G technology on a commercial network in a demonstration that hints at future plans.

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