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A DEEP Dive on Sunrise's Digital Transformation
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
11/15/2019  |  1 comment
Sunrise Communications, the second-largest telecom operator in Switzerland, reported third-quarter service revenue growth of 2.0%.
Ribbon Reels in ECI, Offloads CEO
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11/15/2019  |  4 comments
No wonder investors have panicked – Ribbon waves goodbye to its CEO as it announces an unexpected merger with transport network equipment specialist ECI Telecom. But why?
Labour's UK Broadband Plan Would Make Lenin Proud
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11/15/2019  |  Post a comment
Jeremy Corbyn and John McDonnell have cooked up a broadband scheme that could form a modern-day appendix to The Communist Manifesto.
Surging Asian Demand Driving Capacity 'Explosion'
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11/15/2019  |  Post a comment
Asian demand and OTT firms are driving a surge in cable investments.
Parallel Wireless Dishes the Dirt on Tech Mahindra
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11/15/2019  |  2 comments
Independence of systems integrators thrust into the spotlight as Indian SI is accused of favoring Altiostar, in which it owns a stake, despite its claims to be 'vendor-agnostic.'
WiCipedia: AI's Data Mining Bias & Small Conferences Take More Risks
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11/15/2019  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: Smaller conferences have edge; Hidden Figures ladies formally celebrated; AI is sexist; and more.
Eurobites: Orange Eyes Towers Spin-Off – Report
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11/15/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia expands with VMware; TalkTalk boost profits; BT lands sports rights.
Verizon Pitches Free Android TV Box to New 5G Home Subs
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11/15/2019  |  Post a comment
Synchronized with its new Disney+ promo, Verizon is also selling the 'Stream TV' device as a standalone to other customers for $69.99.
Labour Lobs Broadband Bomb Into UK Telecoms Market
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11/15/2019  |  Post a comment
They probably won't see the light of day in the real world, but the Labour Party's 'free fiber for all' plans have certainly raised a few eyebrows in the UK.
Following the Money in the C-Band for 5G
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11/15/2019  |  1 comment
Intelsat — one of the European satellite companies hoping to profit from the sale of C-Band spectrum for 5G — lost half its market value this week. But what will happen next is anyone's guess.
Verizon's Indoor 5G Goes the Distance in NFL Stadium Test
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11/15/2019  |  Post a comment
A new test of Verizon's 5G network in U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis showed plenty of horsepower, but more importantly it also showed impressive coverage.
Russian Carrier Megafon Tests Second-Gen NB-IoT Devices
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11/15/2019  |  Post a comment
A new version of the NB-IoT standard supports faster speeds and 'push-to-talk' services, among other things.
Axiata Calls On TIP to Fix Telco Cost Problem
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11/14/2019  |  1 comment
One of the developing world's biggest operators runs up data service losses in Malaysia and is looking to the Facebook-led initiative for help.
Sprint Opens Up About 5G's Secret 4G Love
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11/14/2019  |  Post a comment
'EN-DC' is the technology that allows 5G connections to run simultaneously with 4G connections. The results help highlight why the industry is moving to a new generation of wireless.
1-Gig a Hot Seller for Vodafone Germany
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11/14/2019  |  1 comment
40% of new broadband customers opt for the company's DOCSIS 3.1-powered gigabit broadband service, according to company CTO Gerhard Mack.
Eurobites: MTN Gets 5G-Ready With Ericsson
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11/14/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica COO supports consolidation; Nokia and AT&T collaborate on IoT in Germany; smart speakers in smart homes.
TIP Gives Innovative Vendors a Shop Window
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11/14/2019  |  Post a comment
The Telecom Infra Project (TIP) has launched an online exchange that highlights which vendors have products that meet TIP requirements, a move that is looking increasingly relevant to operator network strategies.
5G Industrial Automation Isn't Right Around the Corner
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11/14/2019  |  Post a comment
With manufacturers like Audi and Bosch testing 5G in an industrial setting, the 5G Alliance for Connected Industries and Automation (5G-ACIA) is hoping to supercharge the space. But some are cautioning patience.
Despite Early Glitch, Disney+ Streams Past 10M Subs
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11/14/2019  |  1 comment
Initial demand for new direct-to-consumer streaming service has already surpassed some analyst expectations.
China Mobile Exec Calls for 5G Power Subsidies
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11/14/2019  |  Post a comment
The industry is not making progress on reducing the cost of 5G power supply, says a top executive at the Chinese operator.
Cisco CEO Robbins: Global Jitters Drive Down Tech Spending
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11/13/2019  |  Post a comment
Service providers' declines were matched by a global spending pause as Cisco reported disappointing results for its most recent quarter.
5G Security Warnings Pile Up
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11/13/2019  |  Post a comment
5G could eventually connect everyone and everything. But a growing number of researchers are highlighting potential security holes in the standard.
AT&T Reiterates Plans to Challenge T-Mobile in Lowband 5G This Year
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11/13/2019  |  Post a comment
AT&T and T-Mobile are both going to launch lowband 5G sometime this year. But the similarities between their strategies mostly stop there.
US Pay-TV Loses Another 1.2M Subs in Q3
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11/13/2019  |  1 comment
Losses were even worse, at about 1.8 million, when OTT-TV service providers were removed from the subscriber equation.
Cable Europe Charts Course to Become 'GIGAEurope' in 2020
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11/13/2019  |  Post a comment
Name and structure change coming to industry organization reflects the move to gigabit-class speeds over converged fixed mobile networks and the need to provide a unified voice to Europe's policymakers.
Vodafone Eyes Open RAN Overhaul at 100K Sites, May Swap Existing Suppliers for 5G
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11/13/2019  |  1 comment
The UK-based operator stunned onlookers in Amsterdam today with news it is issuing a tender for a possible redesign of its entire European network.
Eurobites: Orange Plans New West African Backbone
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11/13/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone Germany tones up with Amdocs; all change at Telecom Italia; Telia/Bonnier deal gets EU approval.
Hollywood Studios Score $50M Judgement Against Omniverse
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11/13/2019  |  Post a comment
In addition to financial damages, consent judgement also hits Omniverse with a permanent injunction.
DOCSIS 3.1 Takes Hold in Europe
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11/13/2019  |  Post a comment
Cable's competitive and complementary relationship with 5G, the industry's progress with distributed access networks and its flirtation with a 10-Gig future will also be hot topics at this week's Cable Next-Gen Europe event in Berlin.
TIP Advances Give Router Vendors Another Wake-Up Call
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11/13/2019  |  Post a comment
As Telefónica moves towards the deployment of TIP mobile transport network routers in Europe and Latin America, widescale white box efforts signal a significant step towards greater carrier-class options for network operators.
Facebook, Telefónica Take OpenRAN 'Live' in Peru, Boast 450K Subs
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11/13/2019  |  Post a comment
The new-look network already has 450,000 subscribers and costs far less than traditional infrastructure, says Telefónica.
Union Wireless: We'll Need a Whole New Network to Get Rid of Huawei
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11/12/2019  |  1 comment
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.
The Telecoms.com Podcast: LIVE, Latin Fiber & Telco AI
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11/12/2019  |  Post a comment
This week on the pod: events, dear boy, events. Oh, and fiber innovation in Latin America.
Rural Carrier MobileNation Apparently Shutting Down in January
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11/12/2019  |  Post a comment
MobileNation offers wireless service in parts of Tennessee and Kentucky, and may be close to shutting down. The company isn't answering questions.
Frequent Telco Buyer GTT: It's All About Networking, Not Infrastructure
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11/12/2019  |  Post a comment
After buying several telcos, GTT looks to offload 'non-strategic' assets as it aims to provide networking services to large and multinational clients.
Eurobites: Germany's Big 3 Enter Network-Sharing Agreement to Tackle 'Dead Spots'
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11/12/2019  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson, Swisscom and Qualcomm team up on spectrum sharing; Telkom SA announcement prompts takeover talk; Telecom Italia's edge cloud takes flight.
Charter Syncs Up With Plume for Smart Home Management
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11/12/2019  |  Post a comment
MSO is powering a new Advanced In-Home WiFi with OpenSync as it pushes ahead with a plan to develop a broader smart home product and ecosystem.
Vodafone Registers Slight Sales Growth as Debts & Losses Pile Up
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11/12/2019  |  1 comment
Takeover activity, 5G investments and unfriendly Indians are weighing heavily on the UK-based operator's financial performance, but at least revenues inched up.
Podcast: Juniper CEO Rami Rahim on 400G, AI & Being a Market Challenger
The Philter  | 
11/12/2019  |  1 comment
Phil Harvey and Kelsey Ziser interview Juniper CEO Rami Rahim about his thoughts on 400G, where AI will matter in the enterprise and what it will mean for service providers.
Ovum's Ed Barton on the Disney+ Launch
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11/12/2019  |  Post a comment
Disney is going all out on its new direct-to-consumer streaming channel, which has just launched in the US. Will all the company's dreams come true?
Here Are the 25 Cities Where Dish Will Probably Build 5G First
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11/12/2019  |  1 comment
Dish promises to build a 5G network covering at least 70% of the US population by 2023. Based on new data from Tutela, here are the cities where Dish will probably start.
Could T-Mobile's Legere Clean Up the WeWork Mess?
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11/12/2019  |  Post a comment
WeWork may be looking at Legere as a clean-up CEO candidate for the troubled startup.
Big Overseas Bets Skewer Japanese Telcos
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11/12/2019  |  Post a comment
SoftBank and Rakuten report losses on investments in US firms, but one is a far more troubling prospect than the other.
Democrats Press FCC on Carriers' Sale of User Location Data
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11/11/2019  |  1 comment
A group of representatives in the House Energy and Commerce Committee reiterate request for a report from the FCC on wireless network operators' sale of customers' location information.
Helium Already Has Over 1,000 Hotspots in Its User-Made US IoT Network
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11/11/2019  |  2 comments
Helium users spend $495 on a hotspot to create a low-power, wide-area IoT network in the US that now is in 425 cities in the country.
Telcos Need 5G Innovation, but Who will Pay?
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11/11/2019  |  7 comments
The telecom ecosystem is failing just as 5G swings into view.
Eurobites: Vodafone Strikes Deal With Openreach to Widen Fiber Offer in UK
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Also in today's EMEA roundup: Zain chooses Ericsson for 5G buildout in Bahrain; Sky and the BBC get cozy; Vodacom profits up; Africa's broadband future.
Nokia in Line for 5G Contracts Worth up to $2.2B With Chinese Telcos
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11/11/2019  |  Post a comment
Finnish equipment vendor signs frame agreements with Chinese operators that could lead to lucrative contracts next year.
Meet the Execs Tapped to Build & Sell Dish's 5G Network
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11/11/2019  |  1 comment
Dish Network hired Marc Rouanne (of Nokia) and Stephen Bye (of Sprint) to build and sell its planned 5G network. Here's what they have to say about that.
Discovery Sizing Up Its Own OTT Play
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11/11/2019  |  Post a comment
Programmer looking at direct-to-consumer streaming service that would aggregate Discovery's programming and target US consumers who don't subscribe to pay-TV.
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