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MWCA Day 1 Recap: 5G Is Here…?
LRTV Documentaries | 9/13/2018

Phil Harvey, Gabriel Brown and Mitch Wagner bring you the truth about 5G from downtown LA.

Verizon's Stone Says Initial Fixed 5G Will Need Truck Rolls
News Analysis | 9/13/2018

Users initially won't be able to install fixed 5G services themselves, but despite the additional cost to Verizon of professional installation, the move makes sense.

Eurobites: UK Vows to Keep EU Roaming Free Post Brexit
News Analysis | 9/13/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia shows off 8K UHD streaming over 5G; BT gives container port added backbone; 5G goes into the woods.

Verizon's Bill Stone: 5G Is Really Coming Home
LRTV Interviews | 9/12/2018

Bill Stone, Verizon's VP of Technology Development & Planning, said the carrier's 5G Home launch is a huge step forward for the industry as it shows 5G's potential – and Verizon's advantage in having fiber, wireless and mass market service experience.

Hmmm, Where Have We Heard the Term 'Ultra Wideband' Before?
Jonestown | 9/12/2018

UWB has a long history as a wireless term.

Sprint's Claure: US 5G Leadership Depends on T-Mobile Merger
News Analysis | 9/12/2018

The US will lose 5G leadership if the Sprint-T-Mobile merger fails, says Sprint executive chairman Marcelo Claure. Everybody panic!

Congress Must Act on Network Neutrality, AT&T CEO Says
News Analysis | 9/12/2018

Need for federal rules is 'pressing,' particularly around privacy laws, as individual states continue to plow ahead with their own rules, Randall Stephenson says.

Going Solo Won't Cut It in 5G
Shades of Ray | 9/12/2018

The challenge facing network operators with long-term 5G ambitions is enormous from a technology, skills and financial perspective – sharing the load will be essential.

Video Playing 'Supporting Role' as Comcast Focuses on Connectivity
News Analysis | 9/12/2018

Comcast CEO talks up 'Broadband 2.0' initiative that focuses on capacity, coverage and service management.

Eurobites: Vodafone Goes Large on NB-IoT
News Analysis | 9/12/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone's 'Gigafast' broadband is switched on in Milton Keynes; Orange and Huawei trial 5G in Poland; Ofcom nabs BT boffin.

5G – Don’t Put It Off Till Tomorrow
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 9/12/2018

When it comes to mobile technology generations, telecom operators are highly procrastinational.

FCC Halts Sprint/T-Mobile M&A Review
News Analysis | 9/11/2018

FCC says it needs more time to check the pair's updated networking plans.

Verizon to Launch Fixed 5G Service on Oct. 1
News Analysis | 9/11/2018

'5G Home' will deliver fixed 300Mbit/s residential broadband service in parts of four markets this year, using Verizon's home-brewed 5G spec.

Ericsson Lands $3.5B 5G Deal With T-Mobile Weeks After Nokia Did Same
News Analysis | 9/11/2018

US service provider will now spend $7 billion with Europe's two main network equipment vendors on the rollout of 5G services.

Italian Operators Bid €2.5B in 5G Spectrum Auction
News Analysis | 9/11/2018

The initial round of bidding hits the government target for auction proceeds, with operators able to increase their offers on September 13.

Eurobites: EE Preps for 5G With Spectrum Conversion
News Analysis | 9/11/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: France-IX partners up for cybersecurity; Sky invests in content management startup; Nokia demos 5G NR with Sprint.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Puzzling Times
LRTV Documentaries | 9/11/2018

This week: M&A action; the 5G jigsaw puzzle; and Huaweiphobia.

Packet Lands $25M 'B' Round Funding
News Analysis | 9/11/2018

Round led by new investor, Third Point Ventures, includes other newbies such as Battery Ventures and Samsung NEXT, and existing funders Softbank and Dell Technologies Capital

Upgrades & Upheaval at the Service Provider Edge
The Philter | 9/11/2018

Cisco announces a stronger, better, faster version of its edge routing platform, the ASR 9000 series and, in doing so, reminds us that there's a lot at stake with the arrival of 5G networks.

AT&T Adds New 5G Cities, Names Infrastructure Vendors
News Analysis | 9/10/2018

AT&T names all 12 5G cities for 2018, reveals vendors, and plots 5G for 2019.

Acumos Much More Than a Telcom-Focused AI Project
News Analysis | 9/10/2018

As part of Linux Foundation's new Deep Learning Foundation, it's casting a broader net and has greater ambitions to create an AI platform and a distributed marketplace of apps.

Armstrong Quits Verizon as It Breaks Oath ⎼ Report
News Analysis | 9/10/2018

Boss of Verizon's Oath division is quitting after the operator decides to integrate it with the telecom business instead of running it as a standalone unit, according to reports.

5G Networks Will Change Computing, Processing for AI
The Philter | 9/10/2018

Tractica forecasts a multi-billion-dollar opportunity for edge computing that supports AI applications. But will all that go away when 5G networks arrive?

AT&T's Gilbert: AI Critical to 5G Infrastructure
News Analysis | 9/7/2018

AI and machine learning are essential to scaling the deployment and configuration of the exploding numbers of cellsites needed for 5G, says Mazin Gilbert in the first of a two-part series.

The Operational Challenges of 5G
LRTV Interviews | 9/7/2018

Heavy Reading senior analyst James Crawshaw talks about some of the challenges, such as power management, that will arise as 5G networks are deployed, and suggests that AI and analytics tools will be needed to help automate an increasing number of operational processes in a 5G world.

Eurobites: Vendors Vie for 5G Laurels Ahead of MWC Americas
News Analysis | 9/7/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EU approves Apple's acquisition of Shazam; Deutsche Telekom's data fortress; streaming piracy plagues soccer World Cup.

5G Speeds Can't Match DOCSIS 3.1, Charter CFO Says
News Analysis | 9/6/2018

But exec sees some 'edge use cases' where 5G will make more sense than wired connections.

5G Is Shifting the Packet/Optical Tectonic Plates
Shades of Ray | 9/6/2018

Ericsson's 5G transport partnership picks are telling.

Could 5G Revitalize the Thin Client Market?
Jonestown | 9/6/2018

Boring ol' terminals are ready to make the leap into the next generation.

Eurobites: Telia Fires Up 5G in Helsinki
News Analysis | 9/6/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vivendi slams Elliott's management of Telecom Italia; CityFibre goes with Calix for SDN bells and whistles; Deutsche Telekom gets biometric.

Unicom, Telecom Merger: A 5G Bull in a China Shop
Morris Lore | 9/5/2018

While still unconfirmed, Chinese government plans to merge the country's number two and three mobile operators would be regrettable.

5G – Gee Whiz or G-Force?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 9/5/2018

5G looks to be much more than just a way to deliver faster wireless access… it could lead to a new way of designing, deploying and operating communication networks.

Turkcell Boss Sets Out Winning Digital Playbook
News Analysis | 9/5/2018

Do not fear the data flood, was the message from Turkcell boss Kaan Terzioglu at Huawei's Operations Transformation Forum in Munich this week.

Ericsson Links 5G Hands With Juniper & ECI, Snubs Cisco & Ciena
News Analysis | 9/5/2018

Swedish equipment vendor prefers the alternatives to a couple of long-standing partners in a 5G setting, and adds new features to its '5G-ready' baseband platform.

Sprint & Ericsson to Develop Global IoT Core, OS Platform
News Analysis | 9/5/2018

Ambitious project promises global core and operating system that will support IoT on 2G, 3G, 4G and 5G.

T-Mobile Forming 'Wireless First' TV Strategy
The Bauminator | 9/4/2018

Claims its 5G network, aided by Sprint merger, will also enable T-Mobile to pitch an in-home TV/broadband bundle.

Feger: F5 Seeks a Bigger Service Provider Play
News Analysis | 9/4/2018

Returning to its roots as a software company, F5 aims to aid service providers with virtualization and delivering enterprise applications anywhere.

Ericsson Adds Automation Smarts With CENX Acquisition
News Analysis | 9/4/2018

Ericsson acquired a minority stake in automation expert CENX in 2012 and now will add the vendor-neutral service assurance specialist's technology to its own network automation and orchestration efforts.

Orange Plans '5G Plus Automation' RFP This Year
News Analysis | 9/4/2018

French telco will issue a request for proposal for 5G equipment before the year is through, and says ONAP support and automation will be key requirements.

Operations at the Edge: More Locations, More Problems
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 9/4/2018

While more locations – perhaps orders of magnitude more – presumably mean better service performance, it also means more devices that someone needs to install, monitor, maintain and troubleshoot.

Iliad 'Disappointed' by H1 Customer Losses
News Analysis | 9/4/2018

French operator turns its attention to more lucrative segments of the market as rivals fight back on low-cost deals.

Eurobites: Svendsen Quits Telenor Norway, Prompts Reshuffle
News Analysis | 9/4/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: 5G fever sweeps Switzerland, Italy and the UK; Elisa spies Chinese TV opportunity; Agama targets OTT providers.

Verizon Shows the Shape of 5G to Come
News Analysis | 9/3/2018

Verizon gives Light Reading a taste of some upcoming 5G apps.

Huawei's OTF 2018: Time to Go Digital
Slide Shows | 9/3/2018

At the Operations Transformation Forum 2018, operators and industry experts explained how the shift to digital platforms and new operations processes are essential for 5G.

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