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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.

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.

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.

Power Brokers: Utilities Explore Their Role in 4G & 5G
News Analysis | 8/2/2019

Utility companies like Duke and Xcel are already major players in the telecom market. Now they're looking at how they might participate in 4G and 5G.

This Is Dish's 6-Step Plan for 5G
DanoVision | 7/31/2019

Dish Network is hoping to enter the wireless industry as a disruptive MVNO while it builds a 5G network. But what exactly are the company's plans?

Q&A With Dish's Charlie Ergen About His New 5G Strategy
CxO Spotlight | 7/26/2019

Dish's chief executive spoke with Light Reading about the company's 5G future, just hours after Dish announced a $5 billion agreement to purchase customers, spectrum and wholesale access from the combined Sprint and T-Mobile.

T-Mobile/Sprint Merger Gets DoJ Approval Thanks to Dish's $5B Deal
News Analysis | 7/26/2019

The DoJ signed off on a transaction that would merge Sprint and T-Mobile and position Dish Network to build a nationwide 5G network. It's a complex deal.

5G in Laptops, Watches, Tablets & More? Analysts Are Divided
News Analysis | 7/19/2019

5G operators are keen to see consumer electronics companies install 5G capabilities into all kinds of devices. However, analysts are divided about whether that will actually happen.

5G's Future Could Literally Be Full of Hot Air... And Drones
News Analysis | 6/17/2019

Sure you could deliver 5G using regular stuff like macro cell towers and small cells. But if you're really cool, you'd use balloons, blimps or drones.

Verizon Exec Taps the Brakes on 5G for Driverless Cars
News Analysis | 5/14/2019

5G-powered drones and AR/VR services? Sure. But Verizon's Adam Koeppe said that driverless cars running on 5G isn't something that's going to happen anytime soon.

SoftBank Plows Big Bucks Into Drones & Balloons for 5G, IoT
News Analysis | 4/25/2019

SoftBank is embarking on a new business that involves building massive drones to provide Internet services in remote areas. Tied in, SoftBank is also plowing $125 million into Alphabet's Loon project.

AT&T's Pacewicz: 'We See the Cloud Fragmenting Again'
News Analysis | 3/14/2019

AT&T Business Chief Product Officer Roman Pacewicz describes how edge computing, 5G and network virtualization are required for next-generation applications that can deliver new business opportunities for the operator.

MWC19: 5G Gets Industrial, Musical & Far Out
Slide Shows | 3/4/2019

With a few snapshots and snappy captions, we've breezed through some of the big themes at MWC19, and tried to call attention to some of the more impressive displays of technology and showmanship in Barcelona.

Light Reading's 41 Most Popular Stories in 2018
The Philter | 12/31/2018

Everything from enterprise strategies to 5G devices caught our audiences' attention during 2018. At a time when so many changes are bearing down on the telecom world, it's clear that a lot of us still have our heads in the cloud.

WiCipedia: Diversity in Product Dev & Israeli Entrepreneurs Protest Sexism
WiCipedia | 10/19/2018

This week in our WiC roundup: Keeping smart home products safe for all; Merkel finds sexism in Israeli tech community; girls have limited access to mobile phones worldwide; and more.

The World of Disney: StudioLAB Innovation, Cisco Collaboration & 5G Anticipation
The Philter | 8/21/2018

With technology partners and an eye toward 5G networks, the StudioLAB is helping Disney-owned content studios solve technical production problems and reach consumers in novel ways.

Behind the Scenes at Disney's StudioLAB
LRTV Documentaries | 8/21/2018

Disney is using tech from Cisco and other partners to reach consumers in new ways. We take you behind-the-scenes at the StudioLAB, where Disney execs explain how 5G networks will unlock new opportunities in storytelling and content distribution.

Eurobites: ARM Eyes $600M Data Analytics Deal – Report
News Analysis | 7/30/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom begins second phase of 'supervectoring' rollout; BT beefs up cybersecurity in India, loses more TV sports content.

Eurobites: UK Fine-Tunes Its Full-Fiber Future
News Analysis | 7/23/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Proximus secures digital rollout agreement with Flemish government; Ericsson runs 5G pilot in Singapore; Elisa hosts AI contest.

Eurobites: Google's Balloon Goes Up Over Kenya
News Analysis | 7/19/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange extends 5G testing in France; Cisco invests in UK innovation; ADVA revenues down in Q2.

Eurobites: Telefónica Told to Play Nice With Transatel
News Analysis | 6/27/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nuage Networks sells SD-WAN with e-Qual; UK jobs lost as Facebook downs its drone project; Uber gets a second chance in London.

Eurobites: MegaFon Forms Joint Venture for Blockchain & More
News Analysis | 5/8/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefonica automates the network; Nokia and SFR trumpet 5G New Radio breakthrough; Proximus launches NB-IoT network for smart meters.

Facebook Hearings Were the TIP of the Data Iceberg
Jonestown | 4/20/2018

Is Facebook a monopoly? Sure it is. Just a 21st-century monopoly, where data is king.

Eurobites: KPN to Test 5G With Drones, Cars, Boats & More
News Analysis | 4/13/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Fon buys XCellAir; Telegram app blocked in Russia; Deutsche Telekom upgrades "nearshore" areas.

Kinetic Edge Powers Flying Robots
News Analysis | 3/27/2018

It's a bird, it's a plane...

FCC Mulls Opening Up 4.9GHz for 5G, Robots & Drones
News Analysis | 3/23/2018

Could an underused public safety band become a new 5G spectrum source?

Leading Lights: Only Days Left to Enter!
News Analysis | 3/19/2018

Never mind the days, there are only HOURS remaining before the door closes on this year's Leading Lights awards deadline...

Eurobites: Vodafone Uses 4G to Track Drones
News Analysis | 2/20/2018

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia targets the smart city; more 5G claims; BT sells cable-making business; new boss-in-waiting for Ireland's eir.

Time to Enter the 2018 Leading Lights Awards
News Analysis | 1/25/2018

Are you a winner? Then get cracking on your submission for Light Reading's annual awards – there's a category (or three) for everyone!

Eurobites: Brits Sue Google for iPhone Snooping
News Analysis | 11/30/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EU pronounces on patents; standardizing drones; TIM tests Adtran's Mosaic; Vodafone wins big in telematics.

AT&T to Tap External Developers for Edge Computing Test Zone
News Analysis | 11/13/2017

AT&T plans to launch an edge computing test zone in 2018 to test connected applications such as autonomous vehicles, augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) and drones.

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.

AT&T: Is It a Bird? A Plane? No, It's a COW!
News Analysis | 9/27/2017

... It's a COW. Sprint isn't the only carrier with airborne cellsites.

Sprint's 'Magic' Small Cell Takes to the Air
News Analysis | 9/27/2017

Flying small cells could provide coverage from the air after emergencies like hurricanes, Sprint suggests.

The Hidden (Human) Cost of Automation
From the Founder | 7/26/2017

NFV's promises of automation and virtualization are intriguing, but what really excites service providers is the massive amount of money they could save.

SoftBank Suffers Satellite Strategy Setback
News Analysis | 6/2/2017

A proposed merger of SoftBank-backed satellite operator OneWeb and Intelsat has fallen through – now SoftBank is expected to look elsewhere for a tie-up.

Doughnuts From the Sky? Oh My!
Jonestown | 6/1/2017

Doughnuts get the delivery drone treatment in Denver, because... of course they do.

Oh, the Huge Manatee! Google's US Loon Tests Renewed Into 2020
News Analysis | 5/26/2017

Google gets a major extension for testing its project to deliver wireless Internet from high-altitude balloons in Nevada and beyond.

Facebook 'Committed' to UK Jobs Pledge
News Analysis | 5/23/2017

Social networking giant says it is continuing to invest in its UK business and on track to add another 500 employees by the end of this year.

Ericsson & Verizon Take 5G to the Races
News Analysis | 5/23/2017

5G can help drive the connected car.

The Future of Tech Is Coming: Are You Ready?
Que Sera Sarah | 5/1/2017

Join Women in Comms on May 15 in Austin to discuss the future of tech, how to plan your career for it and much more with some of the industry's top female executives.

Mobile Industry Spies Opportunity in Drones
News Analysis | 4/6/2017

The mobile industry's ambitions are taking flight with unmanned aerial vehicles.

Drones Drive New Revenue Streams for Mobile Ecosystem
Column | 3/27/2017

The use of drone technology is changing the game for wireless operators, argues AUVSI's Brian Wynne.

Why Analytics Is the Tech World's Digital Glue
Shades of Ray | 3/27/2017

It was obvious at the massive annual CeBIT enterprise tech trade show that the foundation for tech innovation right now is real-time analytics.

Leading Lights Awards Deadline Looms
News Analysis | 3/16/2017

Time is running out to get your entries in for the industry's most prestigious awards.

OrbTV: EE Talks Emergency Services & 5G
LRTV Interviews | 3/10/2017

Tom Bennett, director of network services and devices for EE, talks to Ray Le Maistre, Light Reading's editor-in-chief, about the service provider's approach to emergency services and the move to 5G.

AT&T Sees MWC Through Indigo Glasses
News Analysis | 2/27/2017

Network operator touts progress of Network 3.0 Indigo toward bringing faster mobile speeds and greater virtualization to its operations.

Eurobites: Zain Trials 'Advanced' 4.5G Tech
News Analysis | 2/21/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefonica sells 40% of Telxius to investment group; OBS lands smart cities deal in Qatar; 3 enters the Matrixx; balloon goes up for EE.

Eurobites: Deutsche Telekom Extends Smart Home Platform
News Analysis | 2/20/2017

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Amazon seeks drone dudes and more in the UK; BT lands Indian broadcast contract; Orange invests in Android-based transaction system; BlackBerry sues Nokia.

Eurobites: Nokia Demos Drones for Instant LTE
News Analysis | 2/17/2017

Also in today's finely tuned EMEA regional roundup machine: Vodafone avoids corporation tax; will Trump dent the Privacy Shield?; think tank targets BT's dominance; ZTE in German tie-up.

Verizon Adds Drone Management Platform
News Analysis | 2/16/2017

Acquisition of Skyward lets network operator integrate key drone management functions into its IoT and wireless operations.

Time to Enter the Leading Lights 2017
News Analysis | 2/2/2017

Did you have an incredible 2016? Then you need to enter the industry's most prestigious awards program, the Leading Lights, now in its 13th year – it really does have something for everyone!

A Photo Tour of CES 2017
Slide Shows | 1/9/2017

Virtual reality, drones and power rangers: the big reveals at CES 2017.

WiCipedia: Male Allies, Co-Working Spaces & Automation
WiCipedia | 1/6/2017

This week in our WiC roundup: how men can become allies; automation may steal your job; women hotly recruited to tech boards; and more.

Intel Readies Multi-Use 5G Modems to Compete With Qualcomm
News Analysis | 1/5/2017

Intel to take on Qualcomm and Samsung in emerging 5G modem fray.

Eurobites: Vodafone Vies for Drone Dollars
News Analysis | 12/19/2016

Also in today's regional roundup: ZTE in line for euro 1 billion-plus Italian job?; TIM decides to produce its own premium content for broadband customers; Europe's cable market grows 5.7%.

WiCipedia: Diversity Awareness & Schooling Brogrammers
WiCipedia | 12/9/2016

This week in our WiC roundup: Lack of diversity awareness widespread in tech; brogrammers get schooled; Afghan girls learn to code; and more.

Eurobites: BT Frozen Out of UK's 2.3GHz Spectrum Auction
News Analysis | 11/21/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Facebook hiring in the UK; Nokia manages drones in UAE; bringing SIM cards back to life in Ghana.

WiCipedia: Election Aftermath, Telecom Advances & Wunderkinds
WiCipedia | 11/18/2016

This week in our WiC roundup: Women in tech deal with the aftermath of a Trump election; Samsung, Vodafone and Zayo advocate for women; a celebratory list of young innovators; and more.

Eurobites: BT Deploys Nuage for SD-WAN
News Analysis | 11/7/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: the cost of a gigabit society; Telia acquires Phonero; Wind/3 Italia deal signed and sealed; Deutsche Telekom on drone alert.

Amazon Unlimited, Alexa, AI & How to Cut Off Google at Its Knees
Brianiac | 10/14/2016

You might think Amazon's Unlimited is just another me-too streaming music service. You'd be wrong. If successful, it will be a critical tool to help slice off a fat, juicy chunk of Google's $75 billion ad business.

Eurobites: Telefónica Taps Juniper for Network Security
News Analysis | 9/26/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: CityFibre buys more duct and fiber assets; Aussie broadband challenge to BT; Nokia's traffic-busting drones; HERE services hit the road.

Eurobites: Telecom Italia Shrugs Off Gallic Threat
News Analysis | 9/14/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: CityFibre does Reading; fiber-to-the-mountain-hut; UK government cybersecurity not that secure; Sky drones on.

Intel, Microsoft Set to Make Virtual Reality Real
News Analysis | 8/16/2016

Intel CEO Brian Kzranich opened the Intel Developer Forum '16 with announcements designed to drive VR adoption.

Eurobites: French Cloud Firm Raises $279M
News Analysis | 8/15/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EC preps new OTT rules; Tele Columbus ramps in Q2; drone action in Scotland; and hybrid power in Gabon.

Light Reading Beyond
From the Founder | 7/28/2016

Light Reading today starts a new voyage as part of a larger Enterprise.

Eurobites: Probe Uncovers Nokia Pay Discrimination
News Analysis | 7/26/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange reports flat first-half revenues, but fiber progress; O2 data for sale on dark net; Sky buys Chinese soccer, launches Ultra HD in Germany.

Facebook Gets Its Drone On
Shades of Ray | 7/22/2016

The social media giant's solar-powered Aquila drone, designed to provide Internet access to remote locations, has taken to the skies – but why?

Facebook Lauds Terragraph Cost Savings
News Analysis | 5/24/2016

Social networking giant claims its 60GHz technology will make alternative connectivity solutions look uneconomical.

WiC Leading Lights Finalists: Female-Led Startup to Watch
Que Sera Sarah | 5/4/2016

New companies with a focus on video graphics, smart grid predictive analytics and a quadcopter camera make up WiC's finalists for Female-Led Startup to Watch.

NAB Day 1: Embracing IP, OTT & 4K
News Analysis | 4/19/2016

At their annual show, broadcasters and vendors are scrambling to keep up with the rapidly changing video market.

Facebook Snatches Ex-DARPA Head From Google
News Analysis | 4/15/2016

Regina Dugan will develop breakthrough hardware as part of the company's ten-year plan for growth.

Facebook Debuts Terragraph & ARIES to Extend Wireless
News Analysis | 4/13/2016

Project Terragraph brings small cells and WiFi to urban downtowns, while the ARIES Massive MIMO radio extends wireless to rural areas. They join the Aquila drone in Facebook's drive to extend data access to 4 billion more people.

Drones a Growing Threat to Network Security
News Analysis | 2/19/2016

There are already drones on the market that can find unsecured networks, and it's easy to set up an unauthorized WiFi access point nearly anywhere.

Honoring Women in Comms' Leading Lights
Que Sera Sarah | 2/16/2016

Cast your vote for the year's most inspiring woman in comms, female tech pioneer and female-led startup to watch, to be awarded at BCE's Leading Lights gala.

Eurobites: Liberty Gets Green Light on BASE Deal
News Analysis | 2/4/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Mobistar turns Orange; Nokia does analytics and drones; Swisscom's difficult year.

Qualcomm Looks to Tame Wireless Zoo
News Analysis | 2/3/2016

New IoT technologies will require new wireless connectivity, and Qualcomm wants to be the guy to sort it all out.

Eurobites: TalkTalk Counts Cost of Cyber Attack
News Analysis | 2/2/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Safe Harbor turbulence continues; Deutsche Telekom plans new security unit; eagles attack!!!

Why Did Light Reading Go to CES?
LRTV Documentaries | 1/12/2016

Gambling? Booth babes? 24-hour buffets? It must be time for CES, when the entire tech industry descends on Las Vegas. Although this show is known for consumer product launches and gadgets, Light Reading went to speak with industry luminaries about how a future of connected cars, smart homes, virtual reality and 4K TV will impact on the networks they help to build.

Eurobites: Orange Confirms Bouygues Talks
News Analysis | 1/5/2016

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: O2 to use AT&T's smart home platform in UK; Intel buys German drone company; TDC and Huawei open technology showcase.

Google's Internet Balloon Project Takes Flight
News Analysis | 10/30/2015

Project Loon is getting off the ground in Indonesia.

NBN's $1.3B Satellite Program Lifts Off
News Analysis | 10/1/2015

The launch of its first broadband satellite gives Australia's NBN something positive to focus on amid ongoing financing and technology problems.

Read All of 'Silence Like Diamonds,' Our Original Sci-Fi Story
Wagner’s Ring | 8/28/2015

An unusual story in an unusual place.

Fact-Checking the Future of 'Silence Like Diamonds'
Wagner’s Ring | 8/21/2015

Everything is well researched, well thought out and almost certain to be wrong.

Keeping Secrets Is Hard in the Year 2030
Wagner’s Ring | 8/18/2015

In Light Reading's original science fiction serial, 'Silence Like Diamonds,' encryption is broken, and security pros find lots of work.

Eurobites: Amazon Drones Could Launch First in UK
News Analysis | 8/17/2015

Also in today's regional roundup: Zegona buys Telecable; PT Inovacao lands role in multiple 5G projects; Zen Internet joins BT G.fast trials; Virgin Media plans WiFi rollout; NEC lands critical infrastructure job in Kuwait; Ooredoo nabs ISP license in Maldives; Metrological launches software tools for pay-TV providers.

Happy Birthday, [email protected]
Column | 8/14/2015

Reflecting on the pivotal role this technology played in the history of computing on its 10th birthday.

How Science Fiction Got the Communications Future Wrong
Wagner’s Ring | 8/4/2015

Captain Kirk never checked Facebook.

Predictions Are Hard, Especially About the Future
Wagner’s Ring | 7/31/2015

In the latest installment of Light Reading's science fiction story 'Silence Like Diamonds,' Yaz assess the vast scope of the forces arrayed against them.

Facebook: 2015 Is an Infrastructure Spend Year
News Analysis | 7/30/2015

Company's CFO promises a lot of investment on servers, data centers and networks.

How We Got Into the Science Fiction Game
Wagner’s Ring | 7/28/2015

It all started with Leonard Nimoy.

Light Reading Goes Faster Than Light
Wagner’s Ring | 7/24/2015

"Silence Like Diamonds" is a 10-part science fiction story about the cloud, drones, network security and cats, here on Light Reading, starting Friday.

Eurobites: Nokia & Du Send in the Drones
News Analysis | 7/7/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: KPN acquires IS Group; MTN CEO resigns; Deutsche Telekom wants women on its boards.

OneWeb's Satellite Plans Attract $500M From Big Names
News Analysis | 6/26/2015

Qualcomm, Virgin, Intelsat, Bharti, Coca-Cola and more have all put funds behind ambitious low-earth-orbit satellite network.

Calling All Women Startups! Intel Wants to Give You Money
Que Sera Sarah | 6/10/2015

And Light Reading wants to help! We're proud to partner with Intel to identify and profile female and minority-led communications startups competing for the funding.

Facebook Joins TM Forum in Connectivity Push
News Analysis | 6/2/2015

Social networking giant signs up to TM Forum to expand Internet access in emerging markets.

DroneComm 2015: Pics Above the Clouds
Slide Shows | 5/12/2015

A slide show from Light Reading's first ever commercial drone event in Atlanta.

Why Drones Won't Be Putting You Out of a Job… Yet
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 4/22/2015

Interest in the commercial drone industry is growing and technology is developing quickly. This is laying the foundation for a range of future drone-based applications, including the use of drones in communications networks.

Huawei Plots Public Cloud Service
News Analysis | 4/21/2015

The Chinese equipment giant has unveiled plans for a public cloud service that could put it in competition with some of its customers.

Google Ready to Release Thousands of Loons
News Analysis | 4/20/2015

Google's project lead for Loon, its plan to use LTE-powered balloons to bring connectivity to underserved regions, says it's ready to start launching thousands of balloons.

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