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Omniverse to Shutter Operations, Cut Ties to HovSat
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6/19/2019  |  Post a comment
Omniverse tells court that any infringement was done 'without malice or bad intent,' and was caused or contributed to by third parties such as HovSat.
BT & Vodafone Rally Around Huawei
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6/19/2019  |  Post a comment
Two of the UK's big mobile operators urge authorities not to ban Huawei after a government minister said US moves had complicated a final decision about the Chinese vendor's role.
Verizon Adds LG's V50 to 5G Phone List
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6/19/2019  |  Post a comment
Verizon adds a fourth 5G phone to a device lineup it is selling in the carrier's initial two US 5G mobile markets.
Power Shift in Cable Access Network Market Underway
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6/19/2019  |  Post a comment
Harmonic riding high on stock upgrade as 'big bet' on the virtual CCAP shows signs of paying off, and as CommScope get downgraded amid tough start for recently acquired Arris.
BoJo & Brexit Bother BT's Broadband Boss
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6/19/2019  |  1 comment
UK plans to provide universal fiber coverage by 2025 would be challenging, says Clive Selley, not least because the Brexit decision has made recruitment a lot harder.
Eurobites: Kudelski, Sequans Chip In on IoT Security
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6/19/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT opens SOC in Paris; HMD Global sends user data to Google's cloud; Nokia beefs up leadership team, negotiates eco-loan.
New 5G Network Security Threats
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase  | 
6/19/2019  |  Post a comment
Yasir Liaqatullah, VP of Product at A10 Networks, joins Phil Harvey, Light Reading US Bureau Chief, to discuss the new 5G network security threats facing operators and mobile service providers.
FCC Closer to Opening Up 2.5GHz Band for 5G
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6/18/2019  |  Post a comment
Commission to vote on the plan to open up underused portions of the band at its July 10 meeting.
Still Much Easier to Slice Bread Than 5G Networks
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6/18/2019  |  2 comments
Network slicing was all the rage a couple of years ago, when 5G was just a twinkle in the operator's eye. Now that 5G networks are being deployed, just where is it?
Starry Says Spectrum Wins Widen Reach to 40M US Households
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6/18/2019  |  Post a comment
With a batch of 24GHz spectrum in hand, Starry is ready to embark on expansion plans in the US while hinting that its spectrum-agnostic approach has global potential.
Dish Deal for Sprint/T-Mobile Assets Seems Bit Crazy – Analyst
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6/18/2019  |  Post a comment
MoffettNathanson's Craig Moffett says a deal with Dish would erase purported benefits of the proposed T-Mobile/Sprint merger and makes little sense for either side to make.
Ovum Analyst on AI & Consumer Apps
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6/18/2019  |  Post a comment
At the TechXLR8 event in London, Ronan de Renesse, Ovum's Practice Leader for Consumer Technology and Media & Entertainment, talks to Informa Tech Chief Research Officer Clint Wheelock about the impact of AI on consumer applications and services.
Brexit-Bound Britain's Broadband Blues
Morris Lore  | 
6/18/2019  |  1 comment
The UK will desperately need better connectivity once it is outside the European Union, say technology leaders. Getting there is another matter.
5G Providers Hope to Solve 6GHz Spectrum-Sharing Concerns
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6/18/2019  |  Post a comment
An FCC proceeding looking at the 6GHz band could release a whopping 1200MHz for new commercial operations, including 5G. To push it ahead, some 5G providers are urging the FCC to implement sharing tech in 6GHz.
Eurobites: Altice's Drahi Brings Down Hammer on $3.7B Sotheby's Deal
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6/18/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Three begins 5G fixed-wireless broadband trials in London; Nordic systems integrators merge; Spyder Facilities snapped up; UK government homes in on service providers' rip-off ruses; and more.
Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins Answers All the Questions
CxO Spotlight  | 
6/18/2019  |  Post a comment
During Cisco's recent corporate trade event, Cisco Live, the company's CEO Chuck Robbins devoted roughly half an hour to a Q&A session with reporters, covering everything from Cisco's position on the world's geopolitical stage to the company's latest networking products.
Dish Takes Another Swing at the Smart Home
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6/17/2019  |  1 comment
New unit, branded as OnTech Smart Services, provides pro installs for range of connected retail products and debuts about three years after its EchoStar division shut down a DIY smart home and security service.
Apple Could Ship a 5G iPhone by 2020 – Report
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6/17/2019  |  Post a comment
Apple will use Qualcomm modems for 5G initially, but it is expected to deliver its own 5G modem by 2022 or 2023, according to a financial analyst watching the space.
Comcast Brings Eye Control to X1
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6/17/2019  |  Post a comment
Expanding on its accessibility capabilities, Comcast has added a feature to its X1 video service that enables people with physical disabilities to navigate the service with only their eyes.
Huawei Cuts Sales Forecast as US Blacklist Bites
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6/17/2019  |  Post a comment
Huawei's founder says revenues will be lower than previously expected in the short term, due to pressure exerted by the US, but that it will be ready to grow again from 2021.
Cisco's SP Chief Eyes the 5G Opportunity
LRTV Interviews  | 
6/17/2019  |  Post a comment
Cisco's Jonathan Davidson is the chief executive of the company's service provider business. During the company's Cisco Live event, he offered some commentary on how Cisco is looking at the nascent but potentially explosive 5G opportunity, and how that might play into Cisco's business, including its SD-WAN activities.
Future Networking Survey Highlights Challenges & Opportunities for CSP Industry
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
6/17/2019  |  Post a comment
What role will CSPs play as the Internet evolves to support new consumer applications?
5G's Future Could Literally Be Full of Hot Air... And Drones
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6/17/2019  |  Post a comment
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.
China Mobile Hands 5G Work to Ericsson, Nokia Amid Trade War Fears
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6/17/2019  |  Post a comment
Nordic vendors scoop up a decent share of core network expansion in the first set of 5G-related core contracts awarded by China Mobile, with Huawei predictably emerging as the big winner from this round.
Eurobites: Ericsson Intros Standalone NR Software & More in 5G Fusillade
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6/17/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Airtel Africa sets price for London IPO; Truespeed plans residential Ethernet 10Gbit/s service; Prysmian lands UK deal with CityFibre.
The Evolution of AI for Telecoms
LRTV Interviews  | 
6/17/2019  |  Post a comment
At the AI Summit in London, Tractica Principal Analyst Mark Beccue says the telecom vendor community is getting its story together on the use of artificial intelligence tools and the link to 5G network slicing.
Walker Walks From CenturyLink
The Philter  | 
6/14/2019  |  1 comment
Bill Walker, a senior-level executive working on the carrier's cloud, NFV and SDN efforts, has left. No word yet on his next move.
Huawei Exploiting Loophole to Buy Gear From US Suppliers – Analyst
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6/14/2019  |  Post a comment
The Chinese equipment vendor is redesigning optical systems to use 'second-best' components, says analyst at MKM Partners.
Cybersecurity Expert Sees Opportunity in Internet Growth, Consolidation
The Philter  | 
6/14/2019  |  2 comments
The way to defend against DDoS and other attacks is changing, says Nokia's Craig Labovitz. That's because the Internet is getting bigger and smaller at the same time.
Comcast & Charter Have Bad Apple Deals – Report
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6/14/2019  |  1 comment
Apple has leverage in its mobile-facing deals with Comcast and Charter, requiring both to sell large numbers of other Apple devices, including iPads and Apple TVs, CNBC reported.
Telstra Already in Edge Battle With Web Giants
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6/14/2019  |  Post a comment
Comments by the Australian operator show the edge is now shaping up to be the next battleground between telcos and Internet companies.
WiCipedia: How Disruption Will Affect Women & Int'l Tech Liberation Has Issues
WiCipedia  | 
6/14/2019  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: Girls in Tech makes biggest fundraising effort yet; Microsoft takes its Women in Cloud initiative on the road; women in developing countries pay the price for tech; and more.
Eurobites: Telefónica Hooks Up With Santander for 5G Banking
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6/14/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Broadcom fallout hits European chipmakers; O2 embraces the Apple Watch; Ericsson upgrades in Indonesia.
From 5G to Huawei to SD-WAN: A Tour of Cisco Live
LRTV Documentaries  | 
6/14/2019  |  Post a comment
Light Reading attended the recent Cisco Live event, where 28,000 people descended on San Diego's convention center to learn everything they could about Cisco's products and business strategy.
The Rise of Network-as-a-Service
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
6/14/2019  |  Post a comment
NaaS growth stems from the belief that by leveraging the programmability of the cloud, CSPs can create customizable VNF-based services for anybody who requires a full scope of services and does not want to deploy their own infrastructure.
HR's Steve Bell on 5G Private Networks
LRTV Interviews  | 
6/14/2019  |  Post a comment
At 5G World, Heavy Reading senior analyst Steve Bell discusses one of the hottest topics in the 4G and 5G markets – private networks.
VMware Banks on Data Center Agility With Avi Networks Buy
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6/13/2019  |  Post a comment
VMware and Avi share multiple customers and they don't expect the combo and subsequent integration to cause much disruption as VMware aims to bring a public cloud experience to the data center.
Helium Starts Selling IoT Hotspots in US
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6/13/2019  |  1 comment
Helium launches its P2P IoT hotspot, grabs another $15M in funding, aims to start a non-telco, low-bandwidth network in the US and beyond.
Cisco Aims to Quell Quantum Security Queasiness
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6/13/2019  |  Post a comment
Quantum computing presents as many challenges as it does opportunities. Cisco is working on a solution that could address some of the challenges presented when quantum computing affects network security.
Vimeo Streams in Support for AV1
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6/13/2019  |  Post a comment
IAC-owned streaming platform joins Google, Facebook, Mozilla, Apple, Amazon and other big names that have put weight behind the new, royalty-free, bandwidth-efficient video codec.
How Orange Business Services Is Pursuing the SD-WAN/5G Intersection
LRTV Interviews  | 
6/13/2019  |  Post a comment
John Isch of Orange Business Services said the company is talking about SD-WAN with virtually all of its multinational clientele. However, he said the 5G part of that conversation is still at a very early stage.
Facebook Teams With CommScope to Join the 3.5GHz CBRS Party
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6/13/2019  |  Post a comment
Facebook is looking to conduct unspecified tests in the 3.5GHz CBRS band. Given Facebook's wide-ranging proclivities in the wireless arena, it's unclear what the social networking giant is hoping to learn.
DT's Lautz on Edge Computing Trials
LRTV Interviews  | 
6/13/2019  |  Post a comment
At the 5G World event in London, Deutsche Telekom Senior VP of 5G, Alexander Lautz, discusses the German operator's edge computing tests and trials.
UK May Get 'Thousands' of 5G New Entrants Under Proposed Shake-Up by Ofcom
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6/13/2019  |  Post a comment
Telecom regulator risks angering mobile industry with bold plans to reserve mid-band spectrum for companies that want to build local 5G networks.
CSPs Driving Transformation via the Distributed Cloud
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
6/13/2019  |  Post a comment
The telco distributed cloud model is gaining support among service providers, even ahead of extensive 5G rollouts.
Not Ready for Prime Time: Omniverse Distributors Pick Up the Pieces After Pay-TV Deals Fall Apart
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6/13/2019  |  Post a comment
Flixon Media's CEO thought his deal with Omniverse One World Television would be the foundation of a profitable, innovative TV service. Instead, he said he's left with financial losses and a damaged reputation.
Podcast: What We Think We'll Pay for 5G
The Philter  | 
6/13/2019  |  Post a comment
Light Reading's Mike Dano weighs in on how the major carriers are stacking up with the way they're handling pricing for 5G service (if you can find it).
KT Claims 400K of South Korea's 1M 5G Subs
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6/13/2019  |  Post a comment
South Korean telco claims a 40% share of the country's nascent 5G market, giving it 400,000 customers just a few months after launch.
Eurobites: UK Tucks £40M Into 5G Testbed
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6/13/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UK textiles giant chooses Aryaka for SD-WAN; Israel's Pelephone gets with the eSIM program; DSZ Keymile lands UK FTTx gig.

Germany Raids Telcos for €6.5B in Epic 5G Auction
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6/13/2019  |  3 comments
High licensing fees will eat into the budget for building 5G networks in Europe's largest economy.
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