News & Views
Content tagged with 5G posted in September 2018
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The Network's Edge Is Being Redefined
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9/28/2018  |  Post a comment
Maintaining visibility into the network is among the challenges faced as processing and compute creeps toward smaller and more numerous facilities and out to the CPE.
Eurobites: Telenor Takes NB-IoT Nationwide in Norway
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9/28/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: the smell of 5G; augmenting the grim reality of Michael Bublé; Ericsson and Qualcomm claim 28GHz band breakthrough.
Ciena's CTO on Optical Success in India
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9/28/2018  |  1 comment
Ciena has been riding high in India's optical equipment market, but a wave of consolidation and government steps to bring manufacturing back home could make life difficult in the months ahead.
AT&T's Zeto on Smart Cities: Let There Be Light
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9/27/2018  |  1 comment
Updated LED street lighting will be a harbinger of smart cities in the US, says AT&T GM Zeto.
Cisco's Jonathan Davidson: 5G's Software & Enterprise Networking Opportunity
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9/27/2018  |  Post a comment
5G is bringing the industry a new mechanism for delivering services, said Jonathan Davidson, Cisco's new service provider boss. In the run-up to 5G, Davidson said Cisco is helping enterprises partner with service providers to deliver application services with just the right level of policy and security. He also updates us on Cisco's role in building out T-Mobile's virtual packet core in preparation for 5G.
Lifecycle Test, Assurance of 5G Vital to Its Success
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9/27/2018  |  2 comments
To really get the benefits of the applications that are possible in a 5G world, the industry first needs to transition to software-defined testing and assurance solutions that are flexible and efficient.
Eurobites: Ooredoo Takes 5G for a Ride in Self-Flying Car. Seriously.
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9/27/2018  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson takes NB-IoT to the max in Oz; cybersecurity laggards get left behind; is Gavin's potential BT successor gorgeous enough?
Vodafone Brings NB-IoT to UK, Starts Trial With Scottish Power
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9/27/2018  |  Post a comment
Vodafone has finally launched an NB-IoT network in the UK and is carrying out trials with energy provider Scottish Power.
NFV & SDN Event Wines Down in Denver
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9/26/2018  |  2 comments
Light Reading's dynamic trio wind down from the NFV & Carrier SDN event by answering the question: Which wines pair with telecom acronyms?
Telefónica: OSM Paves the Way for Network Slicing
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9/26/2018  |  Post a comment
Telefónica's Antonio Elizondo says its common information model and orchestration layer will enable network slicing for 5G.
NFV 1.0 Is Passé; Cloud Native Is Coming
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9/26/2018  |  1 comment
Telcos are referencing NFV less these days and are talking more about cloud-native functions. But what's the difference, and why are cloud-native applications any better?
Ericsson's 5G Success Started by 'Doubling Down' on R&D
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9/26/2018  |  Post a comment
At MWCA earlier this month, Ericsson North America CEO Niklas Heuveldop discussed Ericsson's market advantage in securing 5G wins in North America and said the industrial IoT space could open up new opportunities in the enterprise in the coming months.
MWCA 2018: Ericsson Booth Tour
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9/26/2018  |  Post a comment
Ericsson's Keith Shank gives us a quick tour of the vendor's sprawling stand at Mobile World Congress Americas, including a look at new medical device applications, city infrastructure and a holographic 'phone' call.
Eurobites: Italy's 5G Auction Crosses €5B Mark
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9/26/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Mobolize gets mobilized in Europe; Tele2 trumpets new IoT platform; Deutsche Telekom shares cybersecurity know-how with Germany army.
Is Nokia Ready for 5G in North America?
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9/25/2018  |  Post a comment
Nokia's head of North America, Rick Corker, gives us an update on the vendor's technical achievements in 5G, its announced wins with carriers and why the North American market is going to be so challenging and competitive as these networks roll out.
Nokia, Samsung Are Beating Ericsson in 5G Sales to AT&T, Says Analyst
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9/25/2018  |  2 comments
AT&T is replacing Ericsson with Nokia and Samsung as it rolls out a 5G network, according to Michael Genovese of MKM Partners.
Vodafone's Heeran: Defining the Telco Cloud
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9/25/2018  |  1 comment
Vodafone's head of cloud and automation wants to define the telco cloud so that everyone's singing from the same hymn sheet.
MWCA 2018: Nokia Booth Tour
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9/25/2018  |  Post a comment
We took a quick walk around the Nokia stand at Mobile World Congress Americas earlier this month and enjoyed some virtual reality pitches, lessons in network demand forecasting and a discussion of decomposing network functions (I think).
Eurobites: TIM, Fastweb Fire Up 5G With Help From Huawei
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9/25/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telia tees up 5G test network in Estonia; Vodafone brings Juniper into its SD-WAN fold; new blood for Ofcom.
Orchestration & Open Source for 5G
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9/25/2018  |  Post a comment
Issues relating to services orchestration have still not entirely been resolved.
Future State for MSOs: Ready or Not?
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9/25/2018  |  Post a comment
OTT has changed everything and now 5G is on the way. How can cable operators stay ahead?
T-Mobile Rebrands MetroPCS
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9/24/2018  |  Post a comment
MetroPCS will become 'Metro by T-Mobile' in October.
Italy 5G Auction Bids Top €4.4B in Worrying Sign for Telcos
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9/24/2018  |  1 comment
Italy's ongoing 5G auction has already raised €2 billion more than its government was expecting. For telcos that had flagged concern about license costs, that is a troubling development.
5G Transport Gets a Reboot in NY
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9/24/2018  |  Post a comment
The 5G Transport event will examine how packet/optical networking, edge data centers and distributed cloud platforms can combine to support the new 5G RAN and core architecture, and the many new service types associated with 5G.
Eurobites: WIG Raises £220M for Fiber, Small Cells Expansion
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9/24/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telit seeks new CEO; DT embraces robots; new book sheds light on Nokia woes.
Battling Startup Video Buffering
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9/24/2018  |  Post a comment
How to solve mobile video's worst problem.
The Many Faces of Digital Transformation
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9/24/2018  |  Post a comment
Digital transformation is a complex challenge but one that will help service providers revitalize their businesses, as we found out at this year's Operations Transformation Forum (OTF) in Munich.
Vodafone's Holo Demo Dazzles Crowd, But Is It a Viable 5G Use Case?
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9/21/2018  |  2 comments
Demonstrated with gusto at Vodafone's headquarters this week, holographic calling might just be the killer application that 5G craves.
Synchronoss CEO Glenn Lurie: Delivering the New Mobile OS
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9/21/2018  |  Post a comment
Glenn Lurie, CEO of software platform provider Synchronoss Technologies, has his work cut out for him. He's helping carriers navigate several possible growth opportunities, like IoT, messaging and personal cloud services. Check out this interview where Lurie discusses the company's newest partnership with AT&T and new proof-of-concept with a blockchain-based mobile payments service.
T-Mobile, Sprint Vow Deal Will Spur Competition, Sharpen Nation's 5G Edge
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9/20/2018  |  Post a comment
In response to the merger opposition, they claim that the sum of a combined 5G network will be greater than their individual parts.
Vodafone UK: We'll Be Ready to Launch 5G in Mid-2019
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9/20/2018  |  Post a comment
UK mobile operator plans a 5G launch in cities and rural areas next year and aims to have 1,000 5G sites in operation by 2020.
Sprint's Ron Marquardt: Massive MIMO & Sprint's 5G Advantage
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9/20/2018  |  Post a comment
As Sprint upgrades its network to handle more capacity for LTE, it is deploying massive MIMO antennas that provide the carrier a software-upgradable path to 5G services. Sprint's VP of Technology Ron Marquardt fills us in on the very latest, including a bit about why Sprint can use normal form-factor handsets for its network when 5G arrives.
How Viasat Keeps Its Satellites Flying After Others Crashed
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9/20/2018  |  Post a comment
Now 32 years old, the satellite operator reckons it is poised for lift-off in markets where terrestrial technologies simply do not measure up.
Boingo Wireless CTO: Better Capacity Leads to Better Services
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9/19/2018  |  1 comment
Heavy Reading's Gabe Brown and Boingo Wireless CTO Derek Peterson discuss Boingo's view of CBRS spectrum and why the opportunities are great because a whole ecosystem of companies can participate in shared spectrum offerings.
5G in the USA: A Post-MWCA Update
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9/19/2018  |  1 comment
Distinct strategies amongst carriers are emerging as operators rush to roll out 5G in the US.
As Hulu Live Tops 1M Subs, Who Leads the OTT-TV Race?
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9/19/2018  |  Post a comment
Virtual MVPD market is booming, taking industry watchers by surprise.
The Telecoms.com Podcast: 5G, IoT & Apple iPhone
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9/18/2018  |  Post a comment
It's buzzword bingo on the pod this week, so pencils at the ready...
Eurobites: Nationwide 5G Too Costly, Says German Regulator
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9/18/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: OBS majors in multicloud; TE Connectivity sells subsea unit; Telefónica goes 200GigE roaming.
Slideshow: Behind the Scenes at Sprint's 5G 'Split'
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9/18/2018  |  16 comments
LR checks out Sprint's 5G deployment plans in LA.
ZenFi Not Done Expanding Yet
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9/17/2018  |  Post a comment
Today's close of its merger with Cross River Fiber marks entry into new markets, but that growth is expected to continue, both in buildout and buy scenarios, says the CEO.
No 5G Deal: Huawei Misses Out at SKT
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9/17/2018  |  Post a comment
Chinese vendor fails to make 5G inroads with SK Telecom, but a reliable source plays down security concerns and points out that Huawei has not previously worked with the South Korean telco.
Juniper Unveils Major Edge Cloud Push
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9/17/2018  |  Post a comment
Vendor launches Contrail Edge Cloud, bringing a multicloud platform to the network's edge for 5G and much more and claiming a performance advantage in a small package.
India Joins US & Australia to Give Huawei, ZTE 5G Cold Shoulder – Reports
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9/17/2018  |  Post a comment
India's Department of Telecoms has reportedly excluded Chinese vendors from a list of companies invited to participate in the development of 5G use cases.
MWCA Day 2 Recap: '5G' Rolls Out & We Roll On
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9/14/2018  |  5 comments
Still weary from walking in LA, Light Reading's Phil Harvey and Dan Jones look straight into 5G and offer an artistic interpretation of carrier deployment strategies.
Who's Doing What in the CBRS Band?
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9/14/2018  |  Post a comment
FCC filings shed light on mix of initial deployment proposals targeting the emerging, shared 3.5GHz band.
Italy Wraps Up Sale of 700MHz Spectrum for 5G, Raises €2B
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9/14/2018  |  7 comments
Italy's auction of 700MHz spectrum has raised €2 billion, with Telecom Italia, Vodafone and Iliad picking up the valuable concessions.
Charter Chief Shrugs Off 5G Threat
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9/14/2018  |  Post a comment
Speaking at a Goldman Sachs media conference, Charter CEO Tom Rutledge says 5G fixed-wireless networks won't be able to match cable's planned 10-Gig symmetrical speeds or economics.
Spirent CEO Eric Hutchinson: Out of the Labs, Into the Boardroom
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9/14/2018  |  Post a comment
New initiative at test system specialist aims at making company more of strategic partner, while promising to make 5G rollouts more cost-effective and faster.
Arista Acquires Metamako to Boost Low-Latency Networking
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9/14/2018  |  Post a comment
Metamako deal brings FPGA networking technology and with founders who have backgrounds in ultra-low latency hardware, software and algorithmic trading.
T-Mobile, Tele2 Merger in Netherlands Hits EC Opposition
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9/13/2018  |  Post a comment
Deutsche Telekom lashes out at regulatory objections to the proposed deal and says the combined entity would bring 5G to the Netherlands much faster.
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