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Verizon Doubles Down on AR/VR With Jaunt Acquisition
News Analysis | 9/30/2019

Verizon purchased some of the assets of AR company Jaunt, a move that further reinforces Verizon's interest in AR and VR content and technology.

Why AT&T's Latest Open Source Contribution Matters
News Analysis | 9/30/2019

AT&T has shared its distributed router specifications with the Open Compute Project and a leading disruptive data networking startup is flagging its support for the model.

Fiber Cheaper Than 5G for Broadband – XL Axiata
News Analysis | 9/30/2019

The Indonesian operator is making a counter-intuitive move with its deployment of broadband services in a mainly rural market.

Tower Visionary Marc Ganzi on 5G, Small Cells & Edge Computing
CxO Spotlight | 9/30/2019

Marc Ganzi is described as a 'leading visionary and entrepreneur' in his company's biography, and given his recent investments its easy to see why. Here's what he has to say about hot topics like 5G, build to relocate, small cells and edge computing.

Infinera: Making Optical Interesting Again
The Philter | 9/30/2019

The vendor's new XR Optics technology could cut carrier opex and capex in service providers' metro networks. But can the company get everyone else to buy into coherent optical sub-carrier aggregation?

The Eye-Watering Cost of Multivendor Networks
News Analysis | 9/30/2019

Operators face tricky decisions as they try to get virtualized networks off the ground.

Tower Firms Feeling Sting of T-Mobile's 5G Network Spending Slowdown – Report
News Analysis | 9/27/2019

Wall Street research firm Wells Fargo reported that T-Mobile's slowdown in spending on its network could impact major tower companies like SBA Communications and Crown Castle.

Wealth of Job Opportunities for Women in 5G Era Is 'Mind Boggling'
Kelsey's Grammar | 9/27/2019

During a Women in Comms breakfast workshop, panelists shifted focus from the hype around connected cars and drones to debating how 5G could impact job opportunities for women in comms and tech.

5G Transport & the Edge: From Scarcity to Standalone
News Analysis | 9/27/2019

Light Reading's 5G Transport & the Edge event on October 10 in New York City will examine crucial aspects of constructing a 5G-capable network.

Eurobites: Telecom Italia chairman steps down following pressure from Vivendi
News Analysis | 9/27/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Norway the latest to ignore US advice on Huawei; Telenor and Ericsson run 5G pilot in Elverum; CityFibre starts digging in Northampton.

Verizon CEO Hints Private 5G With Edge Computing Is Coming – Real Soon
News Analysis | 9/27/2019

Verizon's CEO said company campuses and manufacturing facilities should be among the first to deploy private 5G networks with edge computing capabilities.

Indian Telcos Want 5G Auction Postponed
News Analysis | 9/27/2019

India's debt-burdened operators are lobbying hard against plans for a 5G auction before the end of the year.

Verizon Brings 5G to Parts of NYC
News Analysis | 9/26/2019

The mobile carrier also launches 5G in Boise City, Idaho, and Panama City, Fla.

Save Us 40% or Don't Bother, Hrvatski Telekom Tells NFV Vendors
News Analysis | 9/26/2019

The Croatian telecom incumbent has some tough messages for vendors developing virtualized network functions.

Ericsson Expects $1B US Fine for Corruption, Warns Non-US Investigations May Follow
News Analysis | 9/26/2019

The Swedish vendor could suffer reputational damage in connection with a global corruption scandal.

Huawei's 5G Licensing Offer Is Pitched at US Companies, Says Founder
News Analysis | 9/26/2019

The Chinese vendor would prefer a US company to buy its technology, says Ren Zhengfei, but has so far not had a US response.

WiFi 6 Is Here. Should Mobile Operators Worry?
News Analysis | 9/26/2019

A new, more powerful version of the WiFi standard is now available. How might this new technology impact mobile network operators heading toward a 5G future?

FCC Preps for What Could Be Biggest Spectrum Auction Ever
News Analysis | 9/25/2019

The Commission appears close to laying out the ground rules for a possibly record-breaking auction of C-Band spectrum for 5G that could generate as much as $50 billion in gross bids and surpass the AWS-3 auction of 2015.

MediaTek Readies 5G SoC for 2020
News Analysis | 9/25/2019

The 5G chip market is going to get more crowded in the first half of 2020.

US Takes Another Step Toward Ripping Huawei Equipment Out of Country
News Analysis | 9/25/2019

Legislation in the House is now joining a similar push in the Senate to pay US operators to rip Huawei equipment out of their networks.

GSMA Seeks Way to Boost RAN Vendor Options
News Analysis | 9/25/2019

The industry body is concerned at the small number of radio access network (RAN) system vendors and is looking at ways to address that scarcity, says executive.

As 3G Shutdown Looms, AT&T's Cricket Will Require VoLTE Phones
News Analysis | 9/25/2019

AT&T's Cricket Wireless prepaid brand is soon going to prevent customers from activating older phones that don't support VoLTE technology. The move is part of AT&T's efforts to shut down its 3G network.

Orange Spain Demands 5G Progress Ahead of 2020 Launch
News Analysis | 9/25/2019

The Spanish mobile operator says there are plenty of solid reasons for not joining Vodafone in this year's 5G market.

T-Mobile Relies on LTE for 5G Launch
DanoVision | 9/25/2019

New tests of T-Mobile's 5G network in New York City raise plenty of questions about how exactly it works. However, the operator is pushing aside those questions and instead is embarking on a 5G advertising campaign against Verizon.

Eurobites: Deutsche Telekom Reaches Out to 'Smart Factory' Partners
News Analysis | 9/25/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: X marks the 5G spot for Nokia; Ofcom probes EE outage; Austrians are thrilled by WhatsApp.

Telecom Italia Halves Software Costs in vRAN Trials
News Analysis | 9/25/2019

The Italian incumbent has seen encouraging results from its initial trials of vRAN technology, but a commercial deployment seems unlikely to happen fast.

China's Boffins Set Out Their 6G Vision
News Analysis | 9/25/2019

The 5G standard is only just appearing in commercial networks, but Chinese researchers are already thinking hard about what comes next.

T-Mobile to Test Microsoft's 'Project xCloud' Game Streaming on Mobile in US
News Analysis | 9/24/2019

Microsoft is opening its Project xCloud game streaming service to commercial testing, and T-Mobile has signed on as a supporting mobile network partner. But it's unclear whether telecom networks are ready for video game streams.

Orange Issues Plea for Help With O-RAN Integration
News Analysis | 9/24/2019

The test process and integration efforts associated with Open RAN deployments are overwhelming, so the industry needs to engage in collaborative, joint test schemes that cut out duplicated effort, says Orange exec. The good news is, China Mobile's on the case…

Apple's First 5G iPhone Will Be a Hot Seller – Analyst Report
News Analysis | 9/24/2019

The analysts at Wall Street research firm Jefferies predict that Apple will sell 208 million 5G iPhones during fiscal 2021, not the 190 million that others have predicted.

After Pan-Net Blunders, DT Embarks on Journey to 5G Core
News Analysis | 9/24/2019

The German operator must be careful to avoid making a mess as it builds a 5G core network based heavily on microservices and open source technology.

CommScope Plots Progress With Low-Latency, Extended Spectrum DOCSIS
News Analysis | 9/24/2019

Vendor to demo its latest next-gen cable network and DOCSIS wares, including a new distributed access architecture aggregator, at next week's Cable-Tec Expo in New Orleans.

How to Shrink the Bill for Your Chinese Takeout
News Analysis | 9/24/2019

Service providers forced or keen to replace Huawei in their 5G networks might now have several options for reducing the cost.

Telefónica's Blanco blackballs single-vendor 5G core
News Analysis | 9/24/2019

The Spanish operator's top technology executive says the operator will definitely not be using a single vendor in its 5G core.

China Telecom Plots New 5G-Cloud-AI Direction
News Analysis | 9/24/2019

The Chinese operator's strategy is based on a combination of several state-of-the-art technologies.

LR Tackles 5G & the Cloud at Cable-Tec Expo
Breznick Unbound | 9/23/2019

In an industry first, Light Reading will stage two breakfast forums on hot tech topics at next week's Cable-Tec Expo in New Orleans, the first on cable network virtualization and the second on cable's role in 5G.

C-Spire Updates Its 4G, Readies for 5G
News Analysis | 9/23/2019

Regional carrier C-Spire updates 1,200-plus basestations in its network, ready for 5G and more.

Eurobites: Deutsche Telekom Appoints Professor of Blockchain
News Analysis | 9/23/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica forms content joint venture with Atresmedia; Nokia is on an emissions mission; Netflix isn't in pole position in Poland.

Operators May Move to Standalone 5G Faster Than Anticipated
News Analysis | 9/23/2019

Operators continue to test their initial 5G networks, and are finding a number of surprises that could hasten changes like a move from non-standalone 5G to standalone 5G.

The Complexity of Edge Computing
LRTV Interviews | 9/20/2019

There are many tough questions for telcos looking to build out edge computing resources, including what they should deploy in terms of IT hardware from day one, notes Heavy Reading Analyst Simon Stanley.

DoD Begins Testing 5G With $52M Budget
News Analysis | 9/19/2019

The US Department of Defense recently hired a new 'technical director for 5G,' who will be responsible for installing 5G networks and applications in select US military bases.

Humans Will Kill You at the Edge
News Analysis | 9/19/2019

Make a mess of automation and telcos will destroy the business case for edge computing, says ETSI. But telcos desperately need standards to crystalize before they can move ahead.

5G Report Card for September: 1.4M Subscriptions, 129 Announced Devices
News Analysis | 9/19/2019

According to the Global mobile Suppliers Association, there were a total of 1.398 million 5G subscriptions globally at the end of Q2. That total is in part driven by a growing number of 5G phones: As of Sept. 10, the group counted 16 commercially available 5G phones.

Verizon's Vestberg Sticks With mmWave for 5G
News Analysis | 9/19/2019

Verizon is the only US carrier sticking with a national, highband-only 5G plan heading into 2020, but CEO says the C-Band is 'interesting' to the carrier.

5G: Game-Changer for Philippines Broadband?
News Analysis | 9/19/2019

Filipino operator Globe Telecom believes 5G could make a huge difference as a broadband technology in its home market.

Telcos Should Invest in Edge App Developers – Academic
LRTV Interviews | 9/19/2019

Creating an investment fund to fuel edge computing developments would be a good move for the telco community, argues Carnegie Mellon University's Professor Mahadev 'Satya' Satyanarayanan.

Tower Owner SBA Buys Data Center for Edge Computing Know-How
News Analysis | 9/18/2019

Following the lead of American Tower, SBA Communications has acquired a Chicago data center. CEO Jeffrey Stoops says the purchase will help SBA learn about edge computing.

AT&T Puts Intelligence in the Middle of the Edge
News Analysis | 9/18/2019

AT&T is focused on building virtualization and intelligence into the customer edge and network edge for 5G applications.

FUD Still Weighs on Telco Edge Computing
News Analysis | 9/18/2019

While some operators have embraced edge computing, it seems that fear, uncertainty and doubt still weigh heavy on the edge computing strategic thinking of many service providers.

Corning's Fiber Business Is Cratering, but What Does That Mean for 5G?
News Analysis | 9/18/2019

Corning has dramatically reduced its sales expectations for fiber this year as carriers reduce spending. Does that mean 5G (which needs fiber) is in trouble? Not necessarily.

Sprint Tears Up the Rulebook on the Edge
News Analysis | 9/18/2019

The US operator says it cannot approach the edge in the same way it has served the mainstream consumer market.

Many Operators Still Daunted by Edge Computing – Ovum
LRTV Interviews | 9/18/2019

Many network operators are still unsure about the role edge computing might play in their future strategies, says Julian Bright, senior analyst, Intelligent Networks at Ovum.

Of Patriots, Faith, Broadband & Huawei
DanoVision | 9/18/2019

A modern-day morality play is slowly developing around the US telecom providers that have been caught up in the hoopla surrounding China's Huawei.

Eurobites: Sky Targets New-Builds With Last-Mile Fiber Deal
News Analysis | 9/18/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange signs subsea deal; Telia falters in Latvia; Vodafone UK bucks the high street trend; Telefónica takes stake in alarms company.

Japan's NTT DoCoMo Goes for Gold With Multivendor 5G Plans
News Analysis | 9/18/2019

Japan's biggest operator will introduce 5G services based on O-RAN specifications in what it claims is a world first.

T-Mobile Execs Talk Merger & 5G
News Analysis | 9/17/2019

T-Mobile remains hopeful that Sprint deal get done this year, viewing the merger as a key pathway to 5G's promised land.

AT&T CEO: US Ahead in 5G
News Analysis | 9/17/2019

AT&T's Randall Stephenson talks up plans for nationwide 5G by mid-year 2020, claims US is still ahead in the 5G race.

KDDI: 5G is good for society
News Analysis | 9/17/2019

Japan's KDDI reveals details of its philanthropic intentions with 5G technology.

Made in China, by a Swedish Robot: Ericsson Gets Smart in Nanjing
News Analysis | 9/17/2019

The Swedish telecom equipment maker has been automating one of its Chinese factories as part of an ongoing efficiency drive and overhaul of its global supply chain.

Eurobites: Telia Teams Up With Datek for Smart Home Market
News Analysis | 9/17/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Belgacom unit under the EU microscope; German spooks can use iPhones; CityFibre appoints new chairman; Canal+ cozies up to Netflix.

Verizon Eyes Intersection of Private Networks, CBRS, 5G & Edge Computing
News Analysis | 9/16/2019

As Verizon's initial 3.5GHz CBRS deployments get going, the operator is looking toward a future that would combine private networks, CBRS, 5G and edge computing.

Hungary Bars Digi From 5G Auction
News Analysis | 9/16/2019

Three operators will bid for spectrum in Hungary's upcoming 5G auction after broadband operator Digi had its application rejected without explanation.

5G Asia: Intel's Chan on Edge Opportunities
LRTV Interviews | 9/16/2019

At the 5G Asia event in Singapore, Intel's Caroline Chan talks to Heavy Reading's James Crawshaw about the link between edge computing and 5G, potential enterprise use cases, and the increasingly hot topic of private networks.

5G Boosting Revenue but Proving Complex to Manage, Says SKT
News Analysis | 9/16/2019

5G has come with business benefits for the South Korean operator but also led to more operational complexity.

Podcast: Network Virtualization & Protein Bars
Wagner’s Ring | 9/16/2019

We're packing our bags for Dallas, for our cleverly named Network Virtualization and SDN Americas conference, but first we sat down to talk about NV, SDN and our favorite travel snack.

Add Sub-Prime 5G to the UK's Broadband Woes
News Analysis | 9/13/2019

A new ranking of maximum 5G speeds puts the UK right at the bottom, a familiar position for the Brexit-bound nation.

5G4Real: Singapore's Intense 5G Race
LRTV Interviews | 9/13/2019

Dive deep into the infinity pool of telecom Singapore with Heavy Reading's James Crawshaw and Light Reading's Tien Fu. Featuring interviews with Caroline Chan of Intel and Rodrigo Beyer Fernandez of Ericsson.

Eurobites: Sunrise/Liberty Deal Catches More Flak
News Analysis | 9/13/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom taps VMware for SD-WANnery; Ericsson and Qualcomm claim standalone 5G breakthrough; UK government still dithering over Huawei.

Huawei Eyes Sale of 5G Assets to Western Rival – Economist
News Analysis | 9/12/2019

Chinese vendor is prepared to sell its 5G knowhow, says the company's founder in his latest interview.

It's Time to Get Excited About 3.5GHz CBRS
DanoVision | 9/12/2019

We're days away from initial commercial deployments in the 3.5GHz CBRS spectrum band, often called 'Goldilocks spectrum' because of its propagation characteristics. It certainly appears to be just right, given the diversity of initial commercial applications.

China 5G Rollout Frustrated by Wary Tenants
News Analysis | 9/12/2019

City dwellers in China are worried 5G basestations could be unhealthy, and the concern is holding up deployment of the next-generation technology.

Australia's TPG Had No 5G Plan. Does Anyone?
News Analysis | 9/12/2019

The legal battle over a proposed merger between two operators shines a bad light on Australia's telecom market.

Eurobites: Telia Appoints New CEO
News Analysis | 9/12/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Helios Towers reignites IPO; 5G lands at Gatwick Airport; OBS lands IP deployment gig; fiber-to-the-social-housing.

Apple's AR Headset Could Do for 5G What iPhone Did for 4G
DanoVision | 9/11/2019

Apple is rumored to be working on some kind of AR-capable headset. If the gadget is released, it could create the kind of cultural zeitgeist that the original iPhone did.

Verizon Promises Overhauled Fixed Wireless 5G Service Later This Year
News Analysis | 9/11/2019

The chief executive of Verizon's consumer business said more than 80% of the operator's 5G Home customers could install antenna receivers for the service themselves.

Trump's Trade War Has Cost the US 5G Industry $1.2B So Far, CTA Says
News Analysis | 9/11/2019

President Trump's tariffs on products from China have cost the US a total of $12 billion so far, according to new figures from the Consumer Technology Association.

5G Business Models Still Elude Asian Telcos
News Analysis | 9/11/2019

Telcos have plenty of 5G use cases to show off but less idea when it comes to making money from the next-generation technology.

More Towers for Sale: Telefónica's Turn to Offload Assets
News Analysis | 9/11/2019

Following Vodafone, Spain's biggest operator puts its mobile sites up for review as it tries to cut debts and lower costs.

Eurobites: Orange & Ericsson Test 5G in Warsaw
News Analysis | 9/11/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone goes deeper in Kaltura's cloud; ADVA lands Russian data center contract; Deutsche Telekom revs up its blockchain scooters.

ECOC 2019 Preview: Beware of the Irish Goodbye
Column | 9/11/2019

The optical networking industry has seen its fair share of customers show up to the party and then leave without warning. One analyst ponders what's going to be different in the next 12 months.

Sprint, Peachtree Corners Et Al to Launch 5G IoT Lab in Georgia
News Analysis | 9/10/2019

Curiosity Labs relies on 5G for low-latency connectivity for automated vehicles, drones and more.

Another Tiny Wireless Operator Is Launching 5G
News Analysis | 9/10/2019

Nex-Tech Wireless, which serves parts of Kansas and Colorado, will use equipment from Ericsson to launch 5G. The announcement again shines light on rural US operators that use Huawei equipment.

Taiwan Finalizes 5G Network Sharing Arrangements
News Analysis | 9/10/2019

Taiwanese authorities are mandating network sharing arrangements as they prepare for an upcoming spectrum auction.

From X to Zzzzz: Apple's iPhone 11 faces an uphill struggle
Morris Lore | 9/10/2019

The gadget company's latest device seems unlikely to reinvigorate iPhone sales amid consumer apathy and growing competition.

Eurobites: Telefónica to Wield Jobs Ax Again – Report
News Analysis | 9/10/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Soros considers sale of Hyperoptic stake; BT unleashes its drone killer; Nevion 5G virtualization project bags EU grant.

China Spices Things Up With 2-Become-1 5G Plan
News Analysis | 9/10/2019

Two of China's operators will come together to build a single 5G network that could be a game changer for the global industry.

'Upswitching' From LTE Trips Up 5G Latency In South Korea
News Analysis | 9/10/2019

Yes, 5G provides blazing-fast speeds. But new research from IHS Markit's RootMetrics in South Korea found that some users are seeing latency hiccups due to the fact they need to first move from LTE to 5G in order to access those blazing-fast speeds.

AT&T, Verizon Inch Toward Open RAN
News Analysis | 9/9/2019

AT&T said it tested an eCPRI connection with equipment from Nokia and Samsung, while Verizon appears to have deployed Nokia's cloud RAN. The moves reflect growing operator interest in open RAN technologies.

Trump is losing the European war against Huawei
Morris Lore | 9/9/2019

US efforts to have the controversial Chinese vendor banned from Europe's 5G networks are failing.

AT&T Could Win in 5G, but Needs an Overhaul First, Activist Investor Says
News Analysis | 9/9/2019

Elliott Management, which now owns around 1.2% of AT&T's total market value value, argued the company must refocus on its core businesses. AT&T believes it has already set the right course for the company.

China Mobile Eyes Network Slicing Market in 2020
News Analysis | 9/9/2019

China's biggest service provider is investing in edge computing and network slicing capabilities as it extends its 5G network reach.

U.S. Cellular's New 'Fairness' Campaign to Include Rural 5G Component
News Analysis | 9/6/2019

U.S. Cellular is embarking on a new advertising campaign that will include how it plans to expand 5G into rural areas.

Samsung to Make 80% of 5G Smartphones in 2019
News Analysis | 9/6/2019

Samsung said it expects to ship fully 4 million 5G smartphones in 2019, which according to figures from Strategy Analytics would make it responsible for fully 80% of all 5G phones sold this year.

Australia's Huawei Ban Is Hurting TPG & 5G
News Analysis | 9/6/2019

A decision to exclude Chinese vendors from the 5G market on grounds of security has taken a heavy toll on TPG and could put Australian 5G at risk.

Rakuten Delays Launch of Cloud-Native Network
News Analysis | 9/6/2019

The Japanese ecommerce giant is delaying the launch of services on its mobile network over performance concerns.

Eurobites: Ericsson's Ekholm Tells Employees He's Going Nowhere
News Analysis | 9/6/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Dominique Leroy leaves Proximus for KPN and massive pay rise; TIM and Ericsson test cloud-native 5G network; Telenor's merger with Axiata is off.

Meet AT&T's New Communications Division Leadership
News Analysis | 9/5/2019

AT&T's biggest business unit now has a new leadership team. Here's a look at who is likely running the company's wired and wireless networks, and its overall mobile and wired Internet offerings.

5G Is Not Among Trump's R&D Priorities
News Analysis | 9/5/2019

5G is no longer named as one of the nation's R&D priorities for federal spending. The White House last year specifically pointed to 5G as a technological priority.

AT&T, Verizon Perfect 5G Showboating With NFL Stadium Deployments
DanoVision | 9/5/2019

Both AT&T and Verizon said they will show off 5G services in NFL football stadiums. But the details of their announcements highlight the fact that it's still early days in the 5G space.

Web-Scale Business Fuels Ciena's Growth but Stock Takes a Hit
News Analysis | 9/5/2019

Transport gear and software vendor reports year-on-year revenue growth of more than 17% to $960.6 million, with a hefty chunk of revenues coming from web-scale customers, but investors reacted negatively to outlook.

Altice Mobile debuts $20 per month 'price for life' to Optimum and Suddenlink subs
News Analysis | 9/5/2019

Altice USA's new 'Unlimited Everything' offering, underpinned by its MVNO deal with Sprint, will be sold for $30 per line per month to non-Optimum and Suddenlink customers in or near its 21-state footprint.

Eurobites: MTS Gets 2.1 Gbit/s From Samsung Device in Trials With Nokia & Qualcomm
News Analysis | 9/5/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: MegaFon microwaves with Ericsson; Vodafone enters Oman with OFT; Gorgeous Gavin turns up at Salesforce.

Deutsche Telekom finally gets to launch 5G
News Analysis | 9/5/2019

The German operator has been given the spectrum it needs to provide 5G services three months after the country's 5G auction wrapped up.

Samsung Intros First Chipset With 5G Built-In
News Analysis | 9/4/2019

Samsung intros an integrated 5G processor as manufacturers prepare a new wave of 5G silicon.

America's First Big 5G Midband Spectrum Auction Will Be in June 2020
News Analysis | 9/4/2019

The FCC said it will auction 70MHz of 3.5GHz CBRS spectrum starting on June 25 of 2020. That's likely a relief to companies like AT&T and Verizon that have said they need more midband spectrum for 5G.

New 5G Chips Put Huawei at the Forefront
News Analysis | 9/4/2019

China's biggest network equipment vendor is now emerging as a 5G chip powerhouse.

Fastweb, Wind Tre Take 5G Network Sharing to the Limit
News Analysis | 9/4/2019

A 5G network-sharing agreement between the Italian operators could help to validate network slicing and provide a new paradigm for Europe's ailing service providers.

Qualcomm Looks to a Multimode – & More Competitive – Future
News Analysis | 9/4/2019

Qualcomm is planning for a multimode 5G future as it faces up to more competition and reduced sales to Huawei.

Eutelsat Surprise Splits 5G Spectrum Alliance
News Analysis | 9/4/2019

European satellite operator Eutelsat said it is leaving the C-Band Alliance, but will still participate in the sale of C-Band spectrum for 5G – adding another layer of complexity atop an already complex situation.

AT&T's American Tower Deal Hints at Progress in Tower Play
News Analysis | 9/3/2019

AT&T inked a new, long-term deal with US tower giant American Tower. While the details of the deal remain unclear, it appears to signal some movement in AT&T's broader tower strategy.

Huawei: 'I Know What You Are, but What Am I?'
Wagner’s Ring | 9/3/2019

After years of defending itself against US spying accusations, Huawei claims the US government is spying on it.

McElfresh Takes Over for Donovan at AT&T, Stankey Named COO
News Analysis | 9/3/2019

John Stankey and Jeff McElfresh are stepping up to take over leadership at AT&T in the wake of John Donovan's departure. McElfresh specifically will be in charge of AT&T's move into 5G.

US Broadband Subscriber Slowdown Could Spark ARPU Gains
News Analysis | 9/3/2019

A deceleration in broadband subscriber growth could amplify cable's focus on broadband with higher prices and even less emphasis on retaining less profitable pay-TV customers.

China's 5G Rollout to Reach 300 Cities in 2020
News Analysis | 9/3/2019

The ramp-up is set to accelerate next year as all three Chinese operators seek to sign up 5G customers.

Poland Gives Huawei, ZTE the 5G Cold Shoulder
News Analysis | 9/3/2019

Poland's prime minister and the US vice president have signed an agreement that effectively bars Chinese vendors from the European country's 5G market.

South Korea Closed July With Nearly 2M 5G Subs
News Analysis | 9/3/2019

Government data shows SK Telecom with more than 41% of 5G users at the end of July; country's 4G subscriber numbers start to decline.

Pressure on Huawei Shifts Closer to Home
News Analysis | 9/2/2019

The US campaign to pressure others into snubbing Huawei has had an impact in Vietnam and has now also moved underwater.

For VMware, It's All About the Edge
News Analysis | 9/2/2019

VMware is looking to the edge to seize its 5G opportunity.

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