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AT&T TV Streaming Service Going National in February
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12/12/2019  |  2 comments
Acquisition costs for new OTT-delivered pay-TV service, which runs on an Android TV box, are expected to be half of AT&T's legacy satellite TV product.
Cisco Bets Its Business on 'Internet for the Future' Strategy
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12/12/2019  |  Post a comment
Cisco's audacious new "Internet for the Future" strategy, which comprises completely new silicon, operating system software and a new business model, is either going to drive Cisco's domination of Internet infrastructure for a generation to come -- or flop spectacularly. With a strategy as ambitious as Cisco's, there's no middle ground, says Light Reading's Mitch Wagner.
Cisco: Service Providers Are Getting Squeezed & We've Got the Cure
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12/12/2019  |  Post a comment
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.
AT&T Exec Hints That '5G Evolution' Is Faster Than T-Mobile's 5G
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12/12/2019  |  Post a comment
An AT&T executive hinted that forthcoming speed tests will find that AT&T's '5G E' branded connections are faster than T-Mobile's recently launched 5G service in its 600MHz spectrum.
Liberty Global Taps Teltoo's P2P Tech to Blunt OTT Video Spikes
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12/12/2019  |  Post a comment
Cable op taps startup's P2P-assisted CDN platform to manage bandwidth and optimize OTT video quality amid streaming surges and unpredictable events that cause demands on the network to rise.
Ciena Soars on Bullish Outlook as Sales Top $3.5B
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12/12/2019  |  Post a comment
Ciena stock rocketed as it reported year-over-year sales growth of more than 15% and predicted further market share gains and sales hikes.
Ray Mota on Cisco's Network Vision
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12/12/2019  |  Post a comment
Ray Mota, CEO and principal analyst for ACG Research, dives into Cisco's 'Internet for the Future' strategy, noting that the key focus is on helping service providers boost capacity as they roll out 5G and other new services while keeping costs in line. That's important because customers are using more bandwidth but aren't paying more for it, notes Mota.
'Small Disruptions' Have Totally Changed Fixed Network Biz, Says Nokia CTO
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12/12/2019  |  Post a comment
The arrival of new technologies and growing interest in WiFi have spurred activity in the fixed broadband market, says the Finnish vendor's technology chief.
Telecom Industry Rift Widens Over Key 5G Security Issue
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12/12/2019  |  1 comment
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.
CBRS Rising, & the Wait for Private 5G Networks
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12/12/2019  |  1 comment
Midband LTE will start to arrive at the end of 2019, for private networks and more.
Eurobites: Russia's MTS Does TIP Run
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12/12/2019  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Keymile lands FTTB deal with Wobcom; BT Sport offers OTT monthly pass; KPN sells consulting arm; Deutsche Telekom nurtures 5G startups.
Cisco's SP Chief on 'Silicon One'
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12/12/2019  |  2 comments
Jonathan Davidson, SVP and general manager of Cisco's Service Provider Business, outlines the key takeaways from the company's major new networking portfolio announcements, including the Silicon One chip launch, new router platforms, enhanced operating software and optical plans.
Nokia to Test 5G for Driverless Trains With Germany's Deutsche Bahn
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Finnish vendor lands a role with Germany's railway operator to begin testing a 5G standard designed specifically for trains.
Making Virtual Business Services Real
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12/11/2019  |  Post a comment
Charter Spectrum Enterprise's Satya Parimi discusses the cableco's rollout of SD-WAN and virtualized security services, the lessons learned and the challenges still ahead.
Comcast Teams With NuEyes to Optimize TV for the Visually Impaired
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12/11/2019  |  2 comments
Cable operator is first to integrate a streaming TV app for specialized VR glasses outfitted with electronic magnification tech that enhances an individual's 'usable vision.'
T-Mobile/Sprint Trial Serves Up Healthy Dose of Courtroom Drama
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12/11/2019  |  Post a comment
The first few days of the trial to block the proposed Sprint/T-Mobile merger delivered more courtroom twists and turns than most Law & Order episodes.
Focus on Mobile Margins, Profits Trump Need to Pump Big Volumes at Altice USA
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12/11/2019  |  Post a comment
Ahead of ramp-up, Altice USA is working on enhancements and new features for its recently launched mobile product as company keeps initial marketing and other operating costs in check, Dexter Goei says.
Cisco Wants to 'Build a New Internet' for 5G
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12/11/2019  |  2 comments
Cisco unveiled new silicon, optics and network operating system software that it says will carry the Internet through the next decade – with its products forming the backbone.
Vienna Views: Pics From the 2020 Vision Executive Summit
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12/11/2019  |  Post a comment
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.
The Telecoms.com Podcast: Media, Edge & Cunning Plans
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12/11/2019  |  Post a comment
From a very brown room in Vienna, the podders take time out from some top-drawer telco schmoozing at Light Reading's 2020 Vision event to talk mobile edge and more. Contains adult themes.
Eurobites: Orange Suffers Existential Crisis, Does Other Stuff
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Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: KPN invests in smart alarms; Telefónica vows to go carbon-neutral by 2050; Amazon bags Champion League rights in Germany.
Hon Hai Plots Private Networks With Its Own 5G Kit
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12/11/2019  |  1 comment
Taiwan's manufacturing giant has big plans for 5G, and they don't appear to include the traditional 5G players.
Telefónica Deutschland Makes Risky 5G Bet on Huawei
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12/11/2019  |  Post a comment
German operator will also use Finland's Nokia to build its 5G network and has cut dividends to help fund the project.
AT&T Targets Labor, Wireline Footprint in New Cost-Cutting Effort
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12/10/2019  |  3 comments
'Everything is on the table,' AT&T exec John Stankey says, with former Clearwire CEO Bill Morrow hired as the hatchet man to lead its cost-cutting efforts.
T-Mobile Execs Talk Up 5G Prospects While Merger Trial Proceeds
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12/10/2019  |  Post a comment
T-Mobile's management team is in NYC, talking lawsuits and 5G at a UBS event.
Surprise! With $637M in Auction Bids, Demand for mmWave Spectrum Continues
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12/10/2019  |  1 comment
The FCC's third mmWave spectrum auction started today, and it's likely that AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile are driving a significant amount of bidding.
Disney+ Is 'Not That Deep,' AT&T's Stankey Says
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12/10/2019  |  1 comment
Stressing that the streaming battle is 'not a zero-sum game,' exec says new HBO Max service will appeal across families and across various family-based wireless plans.
Comcast Tests 2.5-Gig Gateway
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12/10/2019  |  Post a comment
Technicolor has been tapped for the 'XB7,' a new, speedier DOCSIS 3.1 gateway with 802.11ax (WiFi 6), MoCA 2.0 and IoT radios that's a big leap over the current-gen XB6 D3.1 gateway.
2019: The Year Telecom Went Doolally About 5G
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12/10/2019  |  3 comments
2019 will be remembered in telecom as the year when 5G arrived and industry hype went into overdrive.
Silver Peak Touts SD-WAN on a Global Scale
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12/10/2019  |  Post a comment
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.
Eurobites: London's Not Ready for 5G, Says Tech Lobby Group
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12/10/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telecom Italia beefs up TV sports offer; Bearing Point/Beyond scores at Altibox; Ericsson's crystal balls; Boris bites back at the BBC.
Comcast's X1 Platform Means Business
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12/10/2019  |  Post a comment
Comcast Business's Christian Nascimento details how this fast-growing unit of the company has adapted Comcast's cloud-based video platform to service the commercial market, including restaurants, hotels and other hospitality venues.
Verizon CEO Says Dynamic Spectrum Sharing Will Arrive for Shared 4G & 5G in 2020
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12/10/2019  |  Post a comment
Verizon expects DSS to offer wider 5G services in 2020.
NTIA Joins DoD Against Ligado's L-Band 5G Plan
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12/9/2019  |  Post a comment
The NTIA is teaming up with the Department of Defense to oppose a proposal from Ligado to release L-Band spectrum for 5G. That could come as a disappointment to the likes of Verizon and T-Mobile.
Comcast/NBCU Earmarks $2B for 'Peacock'
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12/9/2019  |  1 comment
NBCU's premium streaming service, which will support both advertising and subscription models, is expected to turn profitable in year five, CFO says.
Magic Leap's Reported Stumbles Cast Shadow Over 5G
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12/9/2019  |  Post a comment
A new report indicates Magic Leap sold just 6,000 of its AR glasses, well below expectations. That may not bode well for the wider 5G industry.
Charter 'Looking at All Angles' for Licensed Spectrum, CEO Says
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12/9/2019  |  Post a comment
Cable operator may not need to own spectrum to achieve its goals in mobile and wireless, Charter's Tom Rutledge says.
Energy Giant Shell Is Not Sold on Private Networks
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12/9/2019  |  Post a comment
One of the world's biggest energy companies is prioritizing 4G and public networks over 5G and private ones.
Video Streamers Step Up Password-Sharing Crackdown
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12/9/2019  |  Post a comment
As programmers and studios launch their own streaming services, password sharing is becoming a bigger concern.
Eurobites: Orange Secures €700M Loan for High-Speed Broadband Expansion in France
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12/9/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: KPN outlines FTTH plans for Amsterdam; Amazon's NHS data deal comes under scrutiny; IoT and blockchain combine for green energy.
Telcos Let FAANGs Into the Edge at Their Peril
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12/9/2019  |  1 comment
Given the relative loss of value in the telecom industry, the recent edge deals involving AWS are risky moves for the operators involved.
Ericsson Paid Out Millions in Bribes While CEO Ekholm Sat on Board
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12/9/2019  |  3 comments
The details of Ericsson's corruption scandal, as documented by US authorities, raise awkward questions for the Swedish vendor.
Bernie Sanders Threatens to Break Up Broadband Market With 'High-Speed Internet for All' Plan
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12/6/2019  |  Post a comment
Presidential candidate claims wide-ranging plan will expand access, reduce pricing, eliminate data caps, codify net neutrality and move to 'break up Internet service provider and cable monopolies.'
Metro & Simple Mobile Launch Cheaper 5G Plans
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12/6/2019  |  Post a comment
Companies release pay-as-you-go plans on T-Mobile's 5G network.
RJio Will Gain Most From India's Tariff Hike
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12/6/2019  |  Post a comment
India's youngest and most aggressive operator could be the main beneficiary of an increase in prices.
Cable Sizes Up New Business Verticals & Vectors
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12/6/2019  |  Post a comment
Light Reading's Alan Breznick and Jeff Baumgartner look at the future and past of cable business services.
5G Is a Chance to Change the Telco Monoculture
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12/6/2019  |  Post a comment
Telecom operators have an opportunity with 5G to build diversity in their workforce.
WiCipedia: Cultivating Confidence for Speaking Gigs, 2020 Predictions & Too Many Marks
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12/6/2019  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: Harlem Capital raises cash for minority founders; female speakers claim their worth; more women will join tech in the new year; and more.
Google Fiber Dumps 100-Meg Service
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12/6/2019  |  Post a comment
Google is going 'All in on a Gig' and exclusively selling uncapped, symmetrical 1Gbit/s service starting at $70 a month, the same price as it's been since 2012.
Ovum's Evan Kirchheimer: Enterprises & the 5G Market Opportunity
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12/6/2019  |  1 comment
What's the real opportunity for carriers selling 5G to enterprises? Ovum's enterprise services research director helps us sift through the areas where carriers can expect new revenue, and not just replace existing services.
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