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Nokia, Altibox Give Cable Network Virtualization a Dose of Reality
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6/10/2019  |  Post a comment
Deployments of cable distributed access architectures and network virtualization aren't going gangbusters yet, but recent activities in Europe also show that it's not at a standstill, either.
Ericsson Blames Pricey Mobile Auctions for Crippling Europe's Tech Sector
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6/10/2019  |  Post a comment
The boss of Ericsson's European business says greedy regulators are partly responsible for the region's lack of digital champions to rival US and Chinese tech giants.
Dell Technologies Has a New CTO
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6/10/2019  |  Post a comment
Ihab Tarazi has left Packet to become CTO of Networking and Solutions at Dell Technologies.
Eurobites: Three UK Promises 5G Services in 25 Locations This Year
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6/10/2019  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson settles with patents firm; Telefónica commits to fiber for everywhere in Spain by 2024; Finland's Elisa in analytics tie-up.
Tower Trouble: AT&T Keeps Pushing Cell Tower Landlords to Reduce Rent
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6/10/2019  |  Post a comment
AT&T for years has been threatening tower companies to lower rental rates or potentially face competition from a new, nearby tower. New data indicates AT&T might be mostly bluffing. Is it?
Putting a Price on Latency: Startup Network Next Aims to Fix Internet Routing
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6/9/2019  |  3 comments
With things like Google Stadia and 5G putting a new focus on real-time connections, startup Network Next hopes its AdWords-inspired approach to Internet routing will catch on.
Comcast Takes First Shot at Live 4K TV
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6/7/2019  |  Post a comment
Cable op will deliver live streams of Women's World Cup over its managed IP network using HEVC at 18 Mbit/s.
Will AT&T Take DirecTV for a Spin[Out]?
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6/7/2019  |  1 comment
The time is right for divestiture of DirecTV, 'the weakest piece in the AT&T puzzle,' and Dish could be the right partner in a deal that would bring much-needed consolidation to the US satellite TV market, UBS says.
Why Cable DAA Is DOA This Year
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6/7/2019  |  3 comments
Cable technologists say DAA rollouts have not ramped up as expected this year because of a variety of factors but still express optimism about 2020 prospects.
Eurobites: Chinese Ban Could Cost Europe €55B, Warns GSMA
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6/7/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: fiber takes a hold in France; Sharon White to step down from Ofcom; Channel 4 readies new ad data platform.
China's Early 5G Move Doesn't Erase Huawei Doubts
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6/7/2019  |  Post a comment
An acceleration of 5G plans looks partly designed to prop up China's homegrown equipment maker, but analysts remain worried.
Cisco to Buy Sentryo for Industrial IoT
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6/6/2019  |  Post a comment
Cisco is acquiring Sentryo to bolster it position in IoT networks serving markets such as oil and gas and transportation.
Hollywood: Don't Let 5G Madness Screw Up TV
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6/6/2019  |  1 comment
Disney, CBS and other content companies are worried that a new 5G proposal could impact TV services for up to 300 million Americans.
AT&T Exec Said Telco's Ideas Will 'Radically Reshape' TV
The Bauminator  | 
6/6/2019  |  1 comment
The OTT-delivered 'thin-client' version of DirecTV will debut in Q3, but AT&T's John Donovan side-stepped questions on how the new offering will disrupt a market full of streaming competitors.
Vodafone UK Gears Up for 5G, SD-WAN Push
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6/6/2019  |  Post a comment
A visit to Vodafone UK's headquarters in Newbury reveals what's on the operator's mind – and it's not keen on the prospect of 6G...
China Finally Lights Its 5G Fire
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6/6/2019  |  Post a comment
China's government issued commercial 5G licenses to the nation's three main mobile operators as well as China Broadcasting Network Corp., paving the way for the country to engage in a massive buildout.
Ciena Keeps Its Foot on the Gas in Q2
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6/6/2019  |  Post a comment
For its fiscal quarter ended April 30, Ciena showed more growth and some customer diversification, while continuing to add to its software portfolio.
Huawei Router Prez Gets HiSilicon Job
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6/6/2019  |  Post a comment
Jeffrey Gao takes up new role as general manager of Huawei's in-house semiconductor business during a turbulent time for the company.
Eurobites: MegaFon Forms E-Commerce JV With Alibaba
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Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Norway 5G spectrum auction results; Dutch told to get tough on Huawei; Deutsche Telekom turns on IoT network; Ofcom commits to universal broadband service.
Cable Techies Eye 25-Gig Path
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6/6/2019  |  Post a comment
Even though cable's 10-Gig-enabling broadband spec, Full Duplex DOCSIS, hasn't hit the streets yet, some leading industry engineers are already laying the groundwork for a future DOCSIS spec that would support symmetrical speeds of up to 25 Gigs.
Telco Staff Face Crisis as Cuts Claim 127K Jobs at Big CSPs Since 2015
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Communications service providers tracked by Light Reading have cut 7% of jobs since 2015, and reductions look set to continue.
RDK JV Claims Gains With Service Providers, Device Footprint
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6/5/2019  |  Post a comment
Open software venture also developing software to work with consumer premises equipment for DSL and PON networks alongside its traditional focus on DOCSIS/HFC.
There's a New Victor in the Battle Between Mobile Devices & TVs
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6/5/2019  |  Post a comment
Yes, we're in a new golden age of TV programming, but that still didn't stop mobile devices from winning the battle over Americans' time.
AT&T Still Hazy on 5G Pricing Strategy
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6/5/2019  |  Post a comment
We know what Verizon is charging for 5G services, and we know what Sprint is charging for 5G services. But AT&T – which claims to be a 'world leader' in 5G – still isn't saying how it might price 5G.
Another FCC Proceeding Pits 5G Industry Against Local Officials
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6/5/2019  |  Post a comment
The FCC is considering a new set of rules that would add some wireless network equipment to its existing OTARD regulations. However, some city officials are accusing the agency of overstepping its authority and trampling on local oversight.
Eurobites: Trump Changes Tune on UK's Use of Huawei (Maybe)
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6/5/2019  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: big guns team up for LTE-M roaming; Cellnex buys rights to 220 BT towers; Macquarie emerges as front-runner for KCOM sale.
India Plans 5G Spectrum Auction, Trials by Year End
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6/5/2019  |  Post a comment
India's new administration is plotting an imminent spectrum auction and 5G trial despite industry concern about costs and vendors.
TiVo Declares Victory Against Comcast Following ITC Ruling
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6/5/2019  |  Post a comment
But so did Comcast. TiVo shares spiked in after-hours trading Tuesday after International Trade Commission issued an initial determination that partially favors the video software company.
Telecom Italia Chips Away at Debt With Persidera Sale
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6/5/2019  |  Post a comment
The Italian phone company may need deal-making on a much grander scale, and an end to shareholder squabbles, if it is to seriously improve its fortunes.
Bulk of AT&T Fiber Sub Growth Coming From AT&T – Analyst
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6/4/2019  |  Post a comment
AT&T Fiber added 1.1 million subs in the past year, good for annual growth of 57%, but rather than stealing share from cable operators, most of those subs appear to be upgrades of existing AT&T broadband customers.
What's Next for Neophotonics?
Shades of Ray  | 
6/4/2019  |  Post a comment
The optical components specialist had its world turned upside down by the US ban on selling tech to Huawei. Can it regain its feet? Might it even get swallowed up in further components sector consolidation?
Amazon Set to Stream 'Channels' Into Canada
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6/4/2019  |  Post a comment
The new array of subscription offerings will include a 12-channel bundle called 'StackTV" that runs $12.99/month and features VoD and live TV networks such as Food Network, History and National Geographic.
Telstra's Chief Executioner Hones His Axe
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6/4/2019  |  Post a comment
The Australian operator is reportedly slashing 15,000 contractor jobs and 8,000 internal positions as part of its T22 plan to become a more streamlined, 'digital' business.
Verizon Slaking Mid-Band Spectrum Thirst With 3.5GHz CBRS Deployments
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6/4/2019  |  Post a comment
Verizon is embarking on a major deployment of CBRS 3.5GHz spectrum, even before the FCC is officially allowing operations in the band. That's likely because Verizon is thirsty for more mid-band spectrum like the CBRS band.
Podcast: Apple Makes Itself Right at Home
The Philter  | 
6/4/2019  |  Post a comment
In addition to big, expensive Macs and multiple OS updates, Apple's WWDC featured a Homekit improvement to make smart homes more secure and several tweaks to ease consumer worries about how it deals with their data.
CenturyLink's No Sweat Approach to AI
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
6/4/2019  |  1 comment
US operator is moving toward a more proactive and predictive operational model as it uses AI tools to extract greater value from its data, but there are hurdles to overcome.
Eurobites: Nokia Exercises Its 5G Bragging Rights
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6/4/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Huawei launches ad campaign as Trump tightens the UK's security thumbscrews; Scottish QoE specialist Ciqual acquired; Kinnevik divests shareholding in Millicom.
Here Are the Big Winners in the FCC's 24GHz & 28GHz 5G Auctions
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6/3/2019  |  5 comments
AT&T was the top spender in the FCC's 24GHz 5G auction with $982 million in total bids, while Verizon took the top spot in the 28GHz auction with $505 million in total bids.
Vodafone Puts Ex-Ericsson Exec in Charge of UK Networks
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6/3/2019  |  Post a comment
Ericsson's Andrea Donà has replaced Kye Prigg as head of Vodafone UK's networks division, with Prigg moving to Canada's Rogers.
RJio Lays Off 5K Employees – Report
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6/3/2019  |  1 comment
India's youngest and most aggressive network operator had been the only service provider still recruiting employees. That has now changed.
Donald Darkens UK Outlook for Huawei as Brexit Nears
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6/3/2019  |  Post a comment
Candidates for the UK's top job are said to air doubts about Huawei as Trump arrives in town on an official state visit.
Eurobites: Germany's Infineon Agrees to Buy Cypress for €9B
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6/3/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Tele2 and Bite share networks in the Baltics; Telefónica tackles online fraud; BT opts for Juniper to power Network Cloud initiative.
Vodafone UK Cut 7% of Jobs Last Year
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6/3/2019  |  Post a comment
Operator's current focus on efficiency may have ramifications for staff across the entire business.
NTT Challenges Cloud Giants
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6/3/2019  |  Post a comment
NTT Communications needed additional flexibility and automation to compete with the likes of Amazon, Microsoft and Google.
CommScope Takes Aim at Cable Network Virtualization, Low-Latency DOCSIS
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6/3/2019  |  Post a comment
Following Arris acquisition, CommScope brings new wares and technologies to this week's Anga Com event in Germany.
Cloud Bursts: Another Fine Mesh From Microsoft
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6/2/2019  |  Post a comment
Also: Palo Alto Networks acquired Twistlock and PureSec, for container and serverless security, respectively; Google connects Australia and Southeast Asia with subsea cable; VMware and Dell report earnings.
What Would Amazon Want With Assets From the 'New' T-Mobile?
DanoVision  | 
5/31/2019  |  Post a comment
Amazon is reportedly interested in purchasing the assets that might be divested from the merger of Sprint and T-Mobile. But what exactly does the Internet giant want to do with those assets?
Omniverse Drops Live OTT-TV Service for 'Single-Dwelling' Residential Subs
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5/31/2019  |  1 comment
Following review of the controversial Hovsat contract, Omniverse said it will now focus on live TV services for operators of multi-dwelling units and apartment buildings.
Could Cable MSOs Buy Some of T-Mobile's Spectrum?
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5/31/2019  |  2 comments
T-Mobile and Sprint are open to divesting some spectrum to get their merger stamped at the DoJ, and a report in Bloomberg said Comcast and Charter are interested buyers. Comcast, however, disagrees.
WiCipedia: Fembots Create Gender Divide & Snap Tackles Culture Issues
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5/31/2019  |  5 comments
This week in our WiC roundup: Nokia commits to pay equality; female AI assistants promote sexism; Snap's culture gets put in its place; and more.
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