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.
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.
The Indonesian operator is making a counter-intuitive move with its deployment of broadband services in a mainly rural market.
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.
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?
Operators face tricky decisions as they try to get virtualized networks off the ground.
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.
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.
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.
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's CEO said company campuses and manufacturing facilities should be among the first to deploy private 5G networks with edge computing capabilities.
India's debt-burdened operators are lobbying hard against plans for a 5G auction before the end of the year.
The mobile carrier also launches 5G in Boise City, Idaho, and Panama City, Fla.
The Croatian telecom incumbent has some tough messages for vendors developing virtualized network functions.
The Swedish vendor could suffer reputational damage in connection with a global corruption scandal.
The Chinese vendor would prefer a US company to buy its technology, says Ren Zhengfei, but has so far not had a US response.
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?
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.
The 5G chip market is going to get more crowded in the first half of 2020.
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.
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.
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.
The Spanish mobile operator says there are plenty of solid reasons for not joining Vodafone in this year's 5G market.
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.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: X marks the 5G spot for Nokia; Ofcom probes EE outage; Austrians are thrilled by WhatsApp.
The Italian incumbent has seen encouraging results from its initial trials of vRAN technology, but a commercial deployment seems unlikely to happen fast.
The 5G standard is only just appearing in commercial networks, but Chinese researchers are already thinking hard about what comes next.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
Service providers forced or keen to replace Huawei in their 5G networks might now have several options for reducing the cost.
The Spanish operator's top technology executive says the operator will definitely not be using a single vendor in its 5G core.
The Chinese operator's strategy is based on a combination of several state-of-the-art technologies.
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.
Regional carrier C-Spire updates 1,200-plus basestations in its network, ready for 5G and more.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Filipino operator Globe Telecom believes 5G could make a huge difference as a broadband technology in its home market.
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.
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 is focused on building virtualization and intelligence into the customer edge and network edge for 5G applications.
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 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.
The US operator says it cannot approach the edge in the same way it has served the mainstream consumer market.
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.
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.
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 biggest operator will introduce 5G services based on O-RAN specifications in what it claims is a world first.
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's Randall Stephenson talks up plans for nationwide 5G by mid-year 2020, claims US is still ahead in the 5G race.
Japan's KDDI reveals details of its philanthropic intentions with 5G technology.
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.
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.
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.
Three operators will bid for spectrum in Hungary's upcoming 5G auction after broadband operator Digi had its application rejected without explanation.
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 has come with business benefits for the South Korean operator but also led to more operational complexity.
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.
A new ranking of maximum 5G speeds puts the UK right at the bottom, a familiar position for the Brexit-bound nation.
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.
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.
Chinese vendor is prepared to sell its 5G knowhow, says the company's founder in his latest interview.
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.
City dwellers in China are worried 5G basestations could be unhealthy, and the concern is holding up deployment of the next-generation technology.
The legal battle over a proposed merger between two operators shines a bad light on Australia's telecom market.
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 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.
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.
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.
Telcos have plenty of 5G use cases to show off but less idea when it comes to making money from the next-generation technology.
Following Vodafone, Spain's biggest operator puts its mobile sites up for review as it tries to cut debts and lower costs.
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.
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.
Curiosity Labs relies on 5G for low-latency connectivity for automated vehicles, drones and more.
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.
Taiwanese authorities are mandating network sharing arrangements as they prepare for an upcoming spectrum auction.
The gadget company's latest device seems unlikely to reinvigorate iPhone sales amid consumer apathy and growing competition.
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.
Two of China's operators will come together to build a single 5G network that could be a game changer for the global industry.
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 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.
US efforts to have the controversial Chinese vendor banned from Europe's 5G networks are failing.
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's biggest service provider is investing in edge computing and network slicing capabilities as it extends its 5G network reach.
U.S. Cellular is embarking on a new advertising campaign that will include how it plans to expand 5G into rural areas.
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.
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.
The Japanese ecommerce giant is delaying the launch of services on its mobile network over performance concerns.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: MegaFon microwaves with Ericsson; Vodafone enters Oman with OFT; Gorgeous Gavin turns up at Salesforce.
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 an integrated 5G processor as manufacturers prepare a new wave of 5G silicon.
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.
China's biggest network equipment vendor is now emerging as a 5G chip powerhouse.
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 is planning for a multimode 5G future as it faces up to more competition and reduced sales to Huawei.
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 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.
After years of defending itself against US spying accusations, Huawei claims the US government is spying on it.
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.
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.
The ramp-up is set to accelerate next year as all three Chinese operators seek to sign up 5G customers.
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.
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.
The US campaign to pressure others into snubbing Huawei has had an impact in Vietnam and has now also moved underwater.
VMware is looking to the edge to seize its 5G opportunity.