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Trump to attend White House's planned 5G conference
News Analysis | 2/21/2020

President Trump will be among the attendees for a White House conference on 5G. They'll have much to discuss about the future direction of mobile and wireless tech and policy.

AT&T to stay away from RSA – Verizon too?
News Analysis | 2/21/2020

AT&T has decided to withdraw from the giant security event, becoming the second big name after IBM to stay away due to concerns about the coronavirus – now there's talk that Verizon could become the third.

Eurobites: Safaricom CEO has no beef with Huawei
News Analysis | 2/21/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Proximus cuts jobs as revenue falls; Sky combines with BT on TV sport; why European Fitbit wearers should be worried.

The role of wireless tech in fighting the new coronavirus
News Analysis | 2/20/2020

As the most recent coronavirus spreads, wireless technology is playing a role in efforts to fight the illness.

Sprint lawsuit claims top Charter execs stole trade secrets
News Analysis | 2/19/2020

Sprint claims that two former employees — Paul Woelk and Craig Cowden — stole its VoIP technology and gave the tech to what is now Charter Communications.

Orange expands uCPE suite with Dell and Ekinops
News Analysis | 2/19/2020

Orange's Laurent Perrin says the uCPE is part of Orange's strategy to 'move in a new direction of merging the network and IT world.'

Telcos add intelligence sharing to cybersecurity alliance
News Analysis | 2/19/2020

AT&T, Singtel and Telefónica trumpet new capabilities of the Telco Security Alliance to detect and eliminate threats.

Deutsche Telekom CEO warns coronavirus is hitting networks supply chain
News Analysis | 2/19/2020

The German operator's boss warns of possible disruption caused by the disease while pushing for tougher penalties in Germany if foreign vendors breach security rules.

US weighs tighter export controls to check Huawei – report
News Analysis | 2/18/2020

The Trump administration is planning new rules to prevent the Chinese vendor from accessing critical components.

Ericsson counts cost of coronavirus
News Analysis | 2/17/2020

Swedish equipment vendor ramped up production in Europe to cope with Chinese factory closures but is still assessing impact of canceling MWC.

SD-WAN security: The impact of orchestrated services multiplicity
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 2/17/2020

Providing open solutions that minimize vendor lock-in are keys to the continued growth of SD-WAN services, writes Heavy Reading's Jim Hodges.

IBM pulls out of RSA Conference citing virus outbreak concerns
News Analysis | 2/14/2020

The coronavirus outbreak continues to wreck tech conferences as another big company pulls its participation from another major industry show.

Pentagon drops opposition to Huawei sales restrictions – reports
News Analysis | 2/14/2020

Multiple media reports have said that the Defense Department has dropped its opposition to stricter export rules that would make it tougher to sell to Huawei.

Huawei accused of 'racketeering' in latest US attack
News Analysis | 2/14/2020

Chinese vendor stole intellectual property from six US technology companies and used this for commercial advantage, alleges the Department of Justice.

Eurobites: Ericsson Claims mmWave 5G Data Transfer Record
News Analysis | 2/13/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Africa & Middle East gives Orange a lift in Q4; Deutsche Telekom and Vodafone share networks in gray spots; new faces at Ofcom.

Cisco CEO says customers are waiting but the catalysts are there
News Analysis | 2/12/2020

The waiting is the hardest part. Cisco CEO highlights the opportunities ahead while the networking vendor guides revenue down for next quarter.

Adtran takes aim at SMBs with new SD-WAN service
News Analysis | 2/12/2020

The new cloud-based edge router, built on Intel's x86 architecture, is targeted at small and midsized businesses and distributed enterprises that want to migrate to SD-WAN on an open, virtualized platform.

MWC2020: The show won't go on
News Analysis | 2/12/2020

The GSMA, organizer of the annual Mobile World Congress, has canceled this year's Barcelona show because of 'the global concern regarding the coronavirus outbreak.'

MWC2020: Omdia Analyst Highlights Hot IoT Trends
LRTV Interviews | 2/12/2020

Omdia analyst Alexandra Rehak identifies the key trends that will dominate IoT discussions during Mobile World Congress, including enabling technologies such as 5G and LPWAN, adjacent technologies such as blockchain, data enablement tools such as analytics and AI and verticalization.

MWC2020: AT&T, Cisco, Facebook and Sprint are latest to cancel
News Analysis | 2/11/2020

Find out about the latest companies to have announced they won't be at this year's Mobile World Congress.

Inseego working on CommScope partnership for private LTE networks
News Analysis | 2/11/2020

Inseego is working to partner with CommScope on 3.5GHz equipment for sale to enterprises. The situation yet again highlights interest in the market for private wireless LTE networks.

MWC2020: Why 5G and live sports is a winning combination
LRTV Interviews | 2/11/2020

Ahead of Mobile World Congress, Omdia analyst Maria Rua Aguete discusses the key trends in the media and entertainment market, including the potential for mobile operators to generate new revenues from 5G-based live sports services and partnerships between the media giants and the telcos.

IT'S OVER: T-Mobile, Sprint merger approved – reports
News Analysis | 2/10/2020

The judge overseeing a lawsuit challenging the merger will side with the companies, according to the New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, removing the last major roadblock to the deal.

AT&T CEO says US government investment into Nokia, Ericsson is a bad idea
News Analysis | 2/7/2020

AT&T's CEO rejected suggestions from the US attorney general that the US purchases a controlling interest in Nokia or Ericsson. Instead, the executive said software innovation could blunt the rise of China's Huawei.

Meet My Small Cell
DanoVision | 2/7/2020

Small cells are rolling out in neighborhoods all over the US. I decided to go find mine.

Attorney General Barr: The US, Allies Should Take Nokia or Ericsson Stake for 5G
News Analysis | 2/6/2020

White House officials have reportedly discussed incentives for US private equity firms to buy stakes in Ericsson or Nokia for 5G. But there appears to be discord among Trump's appointees.

Telefónica, Deutsche Telekom, Others Put $13M Into Blockchain Startup Clear
News Analysis | 2/6/2020

The venture money for Israel-based startup Clear underscores not only the opportunity surrounding blockchain in the telecom space but also operators' interest in the technology.

Podcast: Windstream's managed services moves
Kelsey's Grammar | 2/6/2020

This podcast examines how service providers are revamping their managed services and how Windstream is evolving from a traditional telco to a true managed services provider.

Vodafone Ditches Huawei's Core Products in Europe at €200M Cost
News Analysis | 2/5/2020

Service provider took the decision to replace the Chinese vendor after regulators warned operators off using 'high-risk vendors' in sensitive parts of the network.

AT&T, Microsoft, Others Get Behind Trump's Anti-Huawei Agenda
News Analysis | 2/4/2020

The Trump administration said it has a plan to foster the development of US-based software for 5G, and that AT&T, Microsoft and Dell are supporting the effort.

Eurobites: Three Loses Two as Execs Depart
News Analysis | 2/4/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UK government knocks heads together on shared rural network; network performance surveys ahoy; Ericsson and Nokia expose themselves.

A 6G Arms Race May Define the 2020s
Morris Lore | 2/4/2020

With the telecom industry facing balkanization, the development of a global 6G standard might never happen.

US Wireless Carriers Violated Federal Law in Sale of Location Data, FCC Says
News Analysis | 2/3/2020

The FCC has concluded its investigation into US wireless carriers' sale of their customers' location data, and found that 'one or more wireless carriers apparently violated federal law.'

Verizon's Network Strategy for the Super Bowl Includes 4G, 5G and... WiFi?
News Analysis | 1/31/2020

Verizon's customers at this weekend's Super Bowl will be automatically connected to the venue's WiFi network – noteworthy considering Verizon's emphasis on its 4G and 5G offerings.

UK Opportunity Knocks for Ericsson & Nokia
Morris Lore | 1/31/2020

The Nordic equipment makers look poised to win additional business in the UK after the government imposed tough new restrictions on Chinese vendors.

Open RAN Won't Stop China, Dotards
Morris Lore | 1/30/2020

US policymakers see open RAN as a way of defeating China in 5G. There's just one problem…

No Vendor Bans in EU's 5G Guidelines
News Analysis | 1/30/2020

In the face of growing pressure from the US government to ban Huawei, new guidelines allow each EU member state to make its own decisions on which equipment vendors can be part of the 5G supply chain.

Only One Clear Winner From UK's Huawei Ruling – China
Shades of Ray | 1/29/2020

The UK's decision to allow Huawei a restricted role in the country's 5G rollouts leaves only China with the upper hand.

Finding an Exit From Huawei Hell
News Analysis | 1/29/2020

The telecom industry's big problem is that a debate about 5G suppliers is being driven by security agencies and politicians.

Can 128T & SoftBank Spark a Sea Change for SD-WAN?
News Analysis | 1/28/2020

128 Technology, a startup founded by the founders and former officers of Acme Packet, aims to separate from the herd with a novel approach to SD-WAN by utilizing session-based routing.

Tough UK Limits on Huawei's Role in 5G Threaten Telco Plans
News Analysis | 1/28/2020

The Johnson government has imposed tough restrictions on the Chinese vendor that could force BT and Three into expensive and drawn-out swaps.

Podcast: MNJ Technologies EVP Ben Niernberg
The Philter | 1/28/2020

A managed service provider offers thoughts on workplace collaboration and SD-WAN, two hot markets where enterprise spending is up, and the number and type of competitors is proliferating.

BT, NCSC, Huawei Take Lead Roles at ETSI's AI Security Specs Group
News Analysis | 1/28/2020

'Extremely important' security specifications group gets some top-notch leaders, says analyst.

Pompeo Goads UK on Eve of Big Huawei Decision
Morris Lore | 1/27/2020

A decision about Huawei's involvement in the UK's market could be the most difficult its prime minister has ever had to make.

Orange Belgium CEO: Open RAN No Substitute for Huawei
News Analysis | 1/27/2020

Touted as an alternative to the big kit vendors, open RAN technologies are too immature to replace them in the short term, says senior Orange executive.

Pentagon Objects to New Huawei Sales Restrictions – WSJ Report
News Analysis | 1/24/2020

The WSJ details how a recently withdrawn regulation highlights the interagency disagreements on what the US should do about Huawei's 5G dominance.

Ericsson Shares Hit by US Merger Uncertainty, Cost Challenges
News Analysis | 1/24/2020

Swedish kit vendor says business fundamentals remain strong but warns costs will rise this year.

Big Questions Ducked in Huawei CFO Extradition Case
Morris Lore | 1/22/2020

Meng Wanzhou's defense rests mainly on the fact that Canada is on relatively good terms with Iran.

Germany Keeps World Guessing on Huawei
News Analysis | 1/20/2020

Policymakers in Europe's biggest economy are struggling to arrive at a decision about the controversial Chinese vendor.

Vietnam Makes Big Bet on Homegrown 5G
News Analysis | 1/20/2020

The country's biggest telecom operator is set to launch a 5G network based on technology it developed internally.

CenturyLink Inks $1.6B Networking Deal With US Interior Department
News Analysis | 1/20/2020

SD-WAN, multicloud connectivity and security services are among the technologies CenturyLink will bring to bear for the agency's more than 65,000 employees, 280,000 volunteers and 2,400 operating locations.

Spectrum Shift: Anterix Says It's Not Another Ligado
News Analysis | 1/16/2020

Anterix is asking the FCC to issue new rules that would allow 4G in its spectrum holdings. In that respect Anterix is like Ligado -- except Ligado is reportedly nearing bankruptcy.

US Senators Propose More Than $1B for Open RAN to Fight Huawei
News Analysis | 1/15/2020

US politicians from across the political divide want to spend hundreds of millions to shore up US alternatives to the controversial Chinese vendor.

UK PM Is Right: Where Is Huawei Alternative?
Morris Lore | 1/15/2020

Boris Johnson raises an important question about the structure of the telecom industry as the UK comes under Chinese and US pressure over its imminent decision on whether to ban Huawei from Britain's 5G market.

Foreign Providers Play China Card in US 5G Gambit
News Analysis | 1/14/2020

The 'race to 5G' between the US and China is now at the heart of a renewed effort by a group of European and Canadian satellite companies to get money from the sale of C-Band spectrum for 5G in the US.

Masergy Shines a Light on Shadow IT Security Threats
News Analysis | 1/14/2020

Masergy's Shadow IT Discovery service tracks 4,300 SaaS applications and provides insight into the risk level these applications present to customers' network security.

Letting Huawei Into 5G Is 'Madness,' US Warns UK – Reports
News Analysis | 1/14/2020

A delegation of US officials is said to have presented the UK government with new evidence about the risks the Chinese vendor poses.

New SIM Swap Hacks Highlight Carriers' Wobbly Security
News Analysis | 1/13/2020

A new study highlights just how easy it is for hackers to gain access into consumers' wireless accounts. It's called 'SIM swapping,' and it's a potentially dire security issue for the wireless industry.

Time to Enter the Leading Lights Awards 2020!
News Analysis | 1/13/2020

Never mind the Oscars! The awards season is now properly underway with the launch of the Leading Lights 2020 program, so get cracking on your submission for Light Reading's annual awards before you get swallowed up by MWC madness.

Sprint Sold Phone With Chinese Malware, Cybersecurity Firm Claims
News Analysis | 1/9/2020

According to cybersecurity firm Malwarebytes, one of Sprint's prepaid brands sold a phone that contained pre-installed malware from China. Sprint disputes those allegations.

CES 2020: Building Smart Home 2.0
News Analysis | 1/8/2020

Strategies centered on common platforms and creating smart home 'experiences' alongside a curated blend smart home equipment and services has superseded the market for siloed, one-off IoT products, execs say.

Broadcom Flogs Symantec Unit to Accenture
News Analysis | 1/7/2020

The semiconductor maker offloads some of the security assets it acquired last year to Accenture, which gains valuable new capabilities.

NFV Deployments Still on the Rise – Ovum Survey
Column | 1/7/2020

Communications service providers are accelerating the adoption of NFV and virtual networking in 2020-21, according to the results of an Ovum survey.

CES 2020: Comcast Pitches Free Cybersecurity to 18M Broadband Subs
News Analysis | 1/6/2020

Cable op also details a new multi-Gig-capable 'XB7' gateway that is equipped with WiFi 6 and low-latency features tailored for online gamers.

China's UK Ambassador Sounds Warning on Huawei
News Analysis | 1/6/2020

Liu Xiaoming says a 5G ban on the controversial Chinese vendor could damage relations between China and the UK.

Meet Trump's New 5G Czar
News Analysis | 12/24/2019

President Trump named Robert Blair to lead his administration's 5G efforts. Blair has a background in national security issues, and just weeks ago defied a Congressional subpoena to testify about Trump's dealings with Ukraine.

F5's $1B Shape Security Acquisition: What It Means for SPs
News Analysis | 12/23/2019

Shape has multiple service provider customers who rely on the service for fraud and abuse detection, and the deal also provides potential for managed services opportunities.

Service Providers Start to Lock In on IoT Security
News Analysis | 12/20/2019

Service providers are partnering up and developing new IoT-focused cybersecurity tools and services as the smart home emerges as a soft, increasingly attractive target for hackers and pirates.

Report Blows Holes in Anonymized Location Privacy Claims
DanoVision | 12/19/2019

Companies dealing with users' cellphone location data promise that it's kept securely and anonymously. A new report from the NYT again serves to cast serious doubts on those claims.

Podcast: Orange's Samir El Rashidy on the MSI Difference
Kelsey's Grammar | 12/17/2019

Samir El Rashidy explains Multisourcing Service Integration (MSI) – Orange's approach to helping companies select and manage the right network services and technology suppliers.

How Cable Will Broaden Its Horizons for Biz Services
LRTV Interviews | 12/13/2019

David Strauss of Broadband Success Partners dives into new research that explores which new verticals, such as e-gaming and hospitality, will keep cable's business services engine humming in the years to come.

Podcast: The Big Cisco Silicon One Recap
The Philter | 12/13/2019

Mitch Wagner brings us coverage of the Cisco Silicon One announcement from San Francisco, where the company announced a single technology platform to serve all its networking customers.

Eurobites: Huawei Loses Telenor to Ericsson
News Analysis | 12/13/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Labour defeat brings relief for BT; MTS goes all holographic; Orange Belgium launches 5G hub.

Cisco: Service Providers Are Getting Squeezed & We've Got the Cure
News Analysis | 12/12/2019

Cisco claims it can help service providers break the trap of increasing bandwidth demands and declining revenue per user. Cisco's solution: a new networking architecture spanning silicon to software and services.

Telecom Industry Rift Widens Over Key 5G Security Issue
News Analysis | 12/12/2019

Some of Europe's biggest operators are distinguishing between the core and the RAN as they build their 5G networks, but the region's biggest 5G vendor says the boundary is disappearing.

Vienna views: Pics from the 2020 Vision executive summit
Slide Shows | 12/11/2019

Senior executives gathered in the Austrian capital for the latest Light Reading 2020 Vision Executive Summit to discuss what's right, what's wrong and what's next for the telecom sector.

Silver Peak Touts SD-WAN on a Global Scale
News Analysis | 12/10/2019

New Silver Peak automation tools are designed to help enterprises – and the service providers working on their behalf – deploy networks to hundreds of thousands of locations worldwide.

Huawei Ban in UK Still on the Table
News Analysis | 12/5/2019

UK leader Boris Johnson links the use of Huawei to security concerns, raising the prospect of a partial or full ban on the Chinese vendor.

Comcast Business Testing 'GameOn' App in Philly
News Analysis | 12/4/2019

Developed by a startup linked to the Comcast/NBCU Lift Labs incubator, an app running on a verrsion of X1 tailored for bars and restaurants enables patrons to play an interactive game based on making sports predictions.

AT&T Adds Blimps to FirstNet Arsenal, Passes 1M Connection Mark
News Analysis | 12/3/2019

AT&T said it now counts a whopping 1 million connections, just three years after scoring the FirstNet contract. And it's taking to the air with blimps to deliver connectivity.

SMBs Still Stoking Business Services Growth for US Cable
News Analysis | 12/3/2019

But cable ops are making progress with bigger, enterprise-sized deals and pursuing new types of commercial-class services to open up fresh revenue streams and inflict more pain on the telcos.

Switching Wireless Carriers Might Soon Get a Lot Easier
News Analysis | 12/3/2019

The GSMA said it will create a new standards-setting process for eSIM technology, pushed by a Department of Justice antitrust investigation. The effort could have eSIM implications for everyone from Google to Charter.

Koley Quits as Juniper's CTO
News Analysis | 11/28/2019

Bikash Koley has tendered his resignation and will leave at the start of 2020, with his seat reportedly set to be filled by another former Google technologist.

Telefónica's €2B Growth Plan Fails to Excite
Morris Lore | 11/28/2019

In its latest round of restructuring, the Spanish operator is setting up a Tech business with ambitious targets. Investors may feel they have been here before.

Eurobites: Germany's Merkel Calls for European 5G Watchdog
News Analysis | 11/28/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Proximus appoints new CEO; Salt takes earnings hit; Ericsson bags new deal with Orange.

VMware Sees Green With Carbon Black Buy
News Analysis | 11/27/2019

With Carbon Black now firmly in the fold, VMware says its aggregate security segment will represent about $1 billion of business this year.

CableLabs Mothballs Its Startup Incubator
News Analysis | 11/26/2019

After a three-year run, the R&D organization has halted its 'Fiterator' program for startups amid bigger changes underway at CableLabs's UpRamp unit.

MEF19: Frost & Sullivan's Roopa Honnachari on Hybrid Cloud & Security Trends for SD-WAN
LRTV Documentaries | 11/20/2019

The managed SD-WAN market is also predicted to exceed $6.5 billion by 2023 – a massive leap for such a new technology, says Honnachari.

Comcast's Victor: SD-WAN Faces 'Baskin-Robbins Problem'
News Analysis | 11/20/2019

Enterprise customers struggle with too many SD-WAN choices, says Robert Victor, Comcast Business SVP of product management.

Senators Urge Trump to Name 5G Czar for US
News Analysis | 11/20/2019

A group of Senators is urging the Trump administration to take a cohesive approach to 5G, warning that not doing so will give China an edge in the global move to the new wireless technology.

Vodafone Puts Its Faith in Google Cloud for Big Data Analytics
News Analysis | 11/20/2019

The web giant's AI, analytics and cloud deal with Vodafone continues a trend of operators turning to the major cloud platform players for scale and flexibility.

MEF19 Day 1: Standards, Innovation & Skim Milk
LRTV Documentaries | 11/20/2019

Our MEF19 coverage simmers with more food analogies as Light Reading's Kelsey Ziser and Phil Harvey recap the show activity around LSO APIs and how carriers are using blockchain to speed up settlements.

Disney+ Targeted by Hackers
The Bauminator | 11/19/2019

Disney says there's 'no indication of a security breach on Disney+,' as it appears that some accounts have been compromised when consumers use the same credentials and passwords across multiple online accounts.

What Is the Biggest Threat to Today's Major Telecom Equipment Vendors?
Shades of Ray | 11/19/2019

This is just one of the key questions the Light Reading team is pondering as we head into 2020.

Aryaka Expands Its SD-WAN Arsenal
News Analysis | 11/19/2019

SD-WAN specialist launches suite of 'SmartServices' and introduces a regional connectivity option to complement its global network.

MEF19 Preview: SD-WAN – Defined & Certified
LRTV Documentaries | 11/18/2019

Is it a pizza or a pie? Light Reading's Mitch Wagner and Phil Harvey muse on fun food analogies, MEF's new SD-WAN certifications and why service providers need standards.

America's Big Midband Auction for 5G to Start in 2020, But Big Questions Remain
News Analysis | 11/18/2019

The FCC said that the Commission – not the C-Band Alliance – will conduct an auction of C-Band spectrum for 5G. But how that's all going to happen is not clear.

Podcast: Nuage CEO on the Market Impact of MEF's SD-WAN Standards
Kelsey's Grammar | 11/18/2019

Light Reading's podcast features guest Sunil Khandekar, who examines where the SD-WAN market might be headed in 2020, as well as the potential impact of standards on the market.

5G Security Warnings Pile Up
News Analysis | 11/13/2019

5G could eventually connect everyone and everything. But a growing number of researchers are highlighting potential security holes in the standard.

Union Wireless: We'll Need a Whole New Network to Get Rid of Huawei
News Analysis | 11/12/2019

Union Wireless said it will cost up to $110 million to get Huawei equipment out of its network. And that's not the only problem.

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