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Gartner: NFV Is Dead – the Cloud Killed It
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10/14/2019  |  Post a comment
The service provider industry is being transformed by enterprise demand for cloud-based wide-area networking, a model Gartner calls Secure Access Service Edge, or SASE.
F5G: Huawei's Bid to Dominate Optical Access
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10/14/2019  |  Post a comment
The Chinese equipment giant has a new plan for shaping the development of optical access technology.
Why Many Operators Just Can't Quit 2G
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10/14/2019  |  Post a comment
Like old-fashioned rock and roll, 2G just refuses to die.
India Opens 5G Door to Huawei at IMC
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10/14/2019  |  Post a comment
Authorities have allowed the controversial Chinese vendor to participate in demos at an industry event, suggesting it may be allowed into the country's 5G market.
Eurobites: Telenor Takes 5G to the Arctic
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10/14/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: VodafoneZiggo virtualizes with Amdocs; Batelco analyzes with Ericsson; the Queen lays down the law on UK broadband.
Post-ECOC 2019: Optical Networking Beyond the Thunderdome
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10/14/2019  |  Post a comment
It's like Mad Max in the optical networking space, with every group of participants – optical transceiver vendors, chip manufacturers, systems OEMs and even end customers – all fighting their own war.
ZenFi CEO: More Small Cells on the Way in NYC
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10/11/2019  |  1 comment
ZenFi's CEO says that 1000s more small cells are waiting to be approved in the NYC area.
Maine Returns Serve in Cable TV à la Carte Lawsuit
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10/11/2019  |  Post a comment
Says a preliminary injunction against Maine's new law sought by Comcast and programmers is based on 'purely hypothetical' allegations, as state towns have no present plan to act upon or enforce the new law.
WiCipedia: Tech's Litigation 'Wake-Up Call' & Gates Donates $1B for Gender Equality
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10/11/2019  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: Lawsuits may be tech's 'wake-up call'; coming out as trans in tech; Melinda Gates dedicates cash for a cause; and more.
Comcast's Virtual Access Network Rolls Into Multiple Markets, Spans 100K+ Customers
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10/11/2019  |  3 comments
Top Comcast execs discuss the benefits and capabilities of the company's new virtual access network and how Comcast is applying lessons from its cloud-based X1 platform.
Eurobites: Openreach Talks Up the Fiber Effect
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10/11/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT launches 5G service; Amsterdam Internet Exchange upgrades with Pluribus; Ericsson helps fight diabetes in the UAE.
Equinix Debuts $1B+ Hypercloud Gambit
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10/11/2019  |  Post a comment
Equinix is looking to host data centers for hypercloud providers like Amazon Web Services and Microsoft, in a joint venture with a Singaporean investment fund.
Key Takeaways From 5G Transport & the Edge
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10/11/2019  |  1 comment
What were some of the key takeaways from Light Reading's 5G Transport & the Edge event in New York City? Two sober (just) editors chew the fat...
Comcast Blames Software Glitch for Broadband Data Meter Error
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10/10/2019  |  2 comments
In a small edge case that affected about 2,000 customers, Comcast says it fixed the technical issue and is crediting affected accounts for any erroneous charges and giving those subs an additional $50 credit.
Verizon to Use 'Integrated Access Backhaul' for Fiber-Less 5G
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10/10/2019  |  2 comments
Verizon plans to make use of a new technology that would allow the operator to deploy 5G transmitters into locations where fiber is not available.
T-Mobile Takes Sprint Merger Battle Down to State Level
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10/10/2019  |  1 comment
T-Mobile recently inked two separate agreements with two state attorneys general to get support for its proposed merger with Sprint. How far will T-Mobile go to get the deal approved?
Apollo Proposes DirecTV Spinout, Combo With Dish – Report
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10/10/2019  |  1 comment
Private equity firm has pitched a restructuring that would spin off DirecTV and combine it with Dish under a new company that would be controlled by AT&T, Fox Business says.
TM Pitches to Build Malaysia's National 5G Network
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10/10/2019  |  Post a comment
Malaysia's fixed-line incumbent wants to be the country's only operator of a 5G network.
Europe Sounds Alarm About 'Single Supplier' 5G Deals
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10/10/2019  |  Post a comment
Recent deals signed by the likes of Telia, Three and Telecom Italia are under an uncomfortable spotlight after the publication of a new report about 5G security.
SUSE Dumps OpenStack
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10/10/2019  |  1 comment
The open source vendor is giving up its OpenStack business to focus on application delivery.
Eurobites: Sunrise, Huawei Claim 5G Speed Record
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10/10/2019  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: MVNO Effortel lands bank job; EU considers new 'security paradigm'; European lobby groups want more flexibility on privacy regulations.
MWC Los Angeles Won't Get a 5G Bump
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10/10/2019  |  2 comments
The GSMA expects to attract roughly the same number of attendees to its Los Angeles event – between 22,000 and 23,000 – this year as it did in 2018, despite the introduction of 5G in the US market.
Seven Things We Learned at Cable-Tec Expo
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10/10/2019  |  Post a comment
The 10G future is in sight, HFC has gas in the tank, Comcast is getting serious about network virtualization, DOCSIS's pioneers get recognized and more from last week's show in The Big Easy.
Altice Cooks Up RDK-Powered Broadband Gateways
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10/10/2019  |  2 comments
Altice Labs has introduced a family of broadband gateways for DOCSIS and FTTP networks that utilizes an open source software platform managed by a joint venture of Comcast, Liberty Global & Charter.
AT&T to Begin Standalone 5G Rollout Next Year
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10/9/2019  |  1 comment
AT&T plans to deploy standalone 5G in 2020, which will boost enterprise applications for 5G.
AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon Stand Up for mmWave Auction, but Cable Is MIA Again
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10/9/2019  |  2 comments
Some of the nation's biggest telecom companies – including AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and Dish Network – appear to be planning to participate in the FCC's upcoming mmWave spectrum auction. But big cable companies are missing in action.
China Optical Vendors Take a Hit From Fiber Glut
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10/9/2019  |  Post a comment
Fiber saturation has dampened demand this year, but the arrival of 5G means the downturn may be short-lived.
BT Gives Convergence Another Bash, but 'Halo' Looks Far From Heavenly
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10/9/2019  |  Post a comment
A push into bundles is not going to guarantee success for the ailing UK telco amid a blizzard of competitive and regulatory challenges.
SCTE 2019: Music, Food & Cable Tech
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10/9/2019  |  Post a comment
Alan Breznick gives you a tour of New Orleans… from inside the convention center.
AT&T, Verizon Cheer Broadband Maps – Except for 5G
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10/9/2019  |  Post a comment
AT&T and Verizon have voiced support for the FCC's efforts to obtain accurate maps of broadband access in the US. But they argued 5G should not be included in those maps.
VMware Wraps $2.1B Carbon Black Acquisition
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10/9/2019  |  Post a comment
VMware says adding the endpoint security provider to its cloud stack will help network operators prevent attacks, rather than reacting to them.
Eurobites: Telia & Nokia Launch 5G FWA in Finland
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10/9/2019  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nuage Networks finds SD-WAN love in Bahrain; Vodafone closes stores, but not in the UK; MegaFon sets up e-commerce JV with Alibaba and friends.

Finnish Startup Goes Underground to Measure Soil Conditions
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10/9/2019  |  Post a comment
Finnish agricultural IoT startup Soil Scout works with DT on underground sensors, grabs an undisclosed round of funding.
AT&T's Wheelus: From Mechanization to Automation
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10/9/2019  |  Post a comment
Much of what's talked about as automation is actually mechanization, says AT&T's Amy Wheelus, and the distinction is key as telcos head into the 5G world.
MyRepublic: 'Redefining the Economics of Telco'
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10/8/2019  |  Post a comment
Fixed broadband service provider developed its own OSS and BSS systems, a move that gives it cost efficiencies compared with traditional systems and advanced data analysis capabilities, according to its executives.
Charter Hopes to Hit Business Services Bullseye With Bill Archer Hire
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10/8/2019  |  Post a comment
Exec late of Ireland's eir Group and AT&T named EVP and president of Spectrum Enterprise, succeeding the retiring Phil Meeks.
Forward Networks Raises $35M to Help Operators Check On Enterprise Networks
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10/8/2019  |  2 comments
Startup is hoping to sell telcos new technology to peek into the operations of enterprise networks.
5G Will Save Semiconductor Industry, IHS Predicts
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10/8/2019  |  Post a comment
The global semiconductor industry is nearing the trough of a massive decline due to oversupply issues, but according to a new report from IHS Markit | Technology, 5G will help rectify the situation.
Network Convergence Revolution to Drive Speed & Efficiency, CommScope CTO Says
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10/8/2019  |  Post a comment
Distributed architectures and other common, underlying technologies and techniques are also starting to span across both wired and wireless networks, Morgan Kurk says.
Telia Norway Goes All Ericsson on 5G & Dumps Huawei
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10/8/2019  |  1 comment
The Norwegian operator will eventually have an all-Ericsson radio access network for all the different technologies, a senior executive tells Light Reading.
Eurobites: Cellnex Buys Arqiva's Towers Unit for £2B
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10/8/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Netcracker lands OSS deal with Deutsche Telekom; Nokia hopes to make squillions from Quillion chipset; Telia Norway goes all in with Ericsson for 5G RAN.
Verizon & NEC Pioneer Traffic Sensing on Existing Fiber
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10/8/2019  |  Post a comment
Verizon says it could deploy the smart city traffic monitoring system nationwide in the future.
The LiDAR at the End of the Tunnel
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10/8/2019  |  Post a comment
An analyst firm is at odds with industry execs on how quickly the market for LiDAR applications will take off. Several companies that supply the telco industry are making bets that LiDAR will pay off soon.
US May Fund Ericsson, Nokia in Huawei Fight – Report
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10/8/2019  |  2 comments
The Trump administration is also taking a close interest in open RAN technologies, and proponents such as Altiostar, as it looks to support alternatives to the Chinese equipment giant.
Billionaire Michael Dell Backs New Call for 5G in 12GHz Spectrum
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10/8/2019  |  Post a comment
Through his family's private investment firm, billionaire Michael Dell is pushing the FCC to enact new rules that would allow 5G operations in the 12GHz spectrum band.
Wireless Carriers Seed Inventors to Spur 5G Growth
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10/7/2019  |  Post a comment
T-Mobile is the latest carrier to look for ways to encourage inventors and other entrepreneurs to develop new products and services for 5G.
Former Comcast Exec Named CTO of MediaKind
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10/7/2019  |  1 comment
Allen Broome comes on board as the video software company explores the development of a virtualized, software-as-a-service model for the OTT and pay-TV service provider market.
Matt Strauss to Head NBCU's New OTT Service
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10/7/2019  |  Post a comment
Strauss, a longtime Comcast exec, has been named chairman of Peacock, a streaming service set to launch in the spring of 2020.
Vodafone CEO 'Fast Tracks' OpenRAN in Challenge to Ericsson, Huawei, Nokia
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10/7/2019  |  1 comment
One of the telecom's industry's top executives is backing trials of open RAN technology as a way of bringing more competition into the network market.
China Telcos Rack Up 9M 5G Advance Subs
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10/7/2019  |  Post a comment
But the telcos are not displaying enough 5G ambition for some government authorities.
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