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Telcos & Enterprises: 5G Friends or Foes?
News Analysis  | 
6/26/2019  |  Post a comment
Organizations outside the telecom sector are starting to invest in their own 5G networks, with ramifications for operators and vendors alike.
'Spectrum Now' Act Takes Aim at Mid-Band Spectrum
News Analysis  | 
6/25/2019  |  Post a comment
Bill could repurpose and free up federally held spectrum in the 3450MHz-3550MHz band for 5G services.
Ligado Presses FCC to Act on 5G Spectrum Plan
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6/25/2019  |  Post a comment
Claims it has bent over backwards to comply with government testing and process amid multi-year delay for approval for its plan to use 40MHz of lower mid-band spectrum for 5G-powered industrial IoT services.
Cybereason Details Operation Soft Cell: A Telco Security Disaster
News Analysis  | 
6/25/2019  |  1 comment
Security firm reveals an ongoing global attack against telecommunications providers that has been active since at least 2017 and involves a group believed to be working on behalf of the Chinese government.
Telcos: Security Is Not In Your DNA
Column  | 
6/25/2019  |  Post a comment
Telcos are in denial if they think they are security experts, says outspoken industry analyst Patrick Donegan.
Podcast: Why Telcos Are Challenged at the Edge
The Philter  | 
6/25/2019  |  Post a comment
Building edge computing resources for advanced applications is going to be a big challenge to telcos in terms of how and where to invest, as well as when and where to partner with cloud providers, vendors and others.
Nokia Set for Recovery With 5G Update – Sources
News Analysis  | 
6/25/2019  |  3 comments
Finnish equipment vendor may be heading for a strong second half and a big improvement in its market share as 5G software issues are resolved.
Eurobites: BT Explores Sale of Spanish Unit
News Analysis  | 
6/25/2019  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: KPN boss to leave in September; Deutsche Telekom, SK Telecom form 5G joint venture; Glastonbury latest.
CableLabs Kicks Off Pursuit of DOCSIS 4.0
News Analysis  | 
6/24/2019  |  Post a comment
New specs will repackage recent annexes and enhancements to DOCSIS 3.1, such as Full Duplex DOCSIS and Low Latency DOCSIS, and add in new Extended Spectrum DOCSIS capabilities.
Acumos AI Project Adds Smarts With Boreas
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
6/24/2019  |  Post a comment
The latest release from The Linux Foundation's Acumos AI Project offers some interesting incremental improvements.
Netflix Faces Global ARPU Headwinds
News Analysis  | 
6/24/2019  |  1 comment
A sizable and widening gap on domestic and international ARPU could negatively affect the premium value currently placed on Netflix's non-US subscription streaming business, analyst says.
Rare Win for China Telecom in Philippines
News Analysis  | 
6/24/2019  |  1 comment
In rare win abroad, China Telecom is awarded a mobile license in the Philippines.
Ericsson, Nokia Prepared for Any US Ban on China-Made Gear
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6/24/2019  |  Post a comment
Europe's big equipment makers say they have diversified their supply chains to cope with possible risks such as US restrictions on China-made gear.
For UK 5G Users, the Only Way Is Huawei
News Analysis  | 
6/24/2019  |  1 comment
The UK's 5G lead owes everything to a Chinese equipment vendor that might eventually be banned from the market.
Eurobites: O2 Signs Up to the Connected Carpool
News Analysis  | 
6/24/2019  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson bigwig can't understand the UK's approach to Huawei; Huawei claims its smartphone sales are on the rise in western Europe; Telxius and DE-CIX cuddle up.
The US Wireless Market in 10 Charts
News Analysis  | 
6/24/2019  |  1 comment
The US wireless industry is a complicated place. Here are 10 charts to help you make more sense of it.
Sprint Poised for 'Huge Win' as FCC Frees Up 2.5GHz Spectrum
News Analysis  | 
6/21/2019  |  Post a comment
Thanks to its incumbent position in the 2.5GHz band, Sprint – along with marriage partner T-Mobile – could consolidate key mid-band spectrum without paying a king's ransom, BTIG Analyst Walter Piecyk says.
Average 5G Speeds in South Korea Fall Well Behind Maximums, Opensignal Finds
News Analysis  | 
6/21/2019  |  Post a comment
Opensignal says 'real world' average 5G speeds in South Korea reach 118.8 Mbit/s, a far cry from the near-gigabit downstream maximums.
T-Mobile/Sprint Merger Opposition Grows
News Analysis  | 
6/21/2019  |  Post a comment
Four more states join the original group of 10 state attorneys general opposing the Sprint and T-Mobile merger. The trial date is set for October 7 and could take two or three weeks.
Former Verizon Exec Takes Helm of Ericsson's Edge Gravity
News Analysis  | 
6/21/2019  |  Post a comment
Kyle Okamoto starts as Edge Gravity's CEO on June 24, taking over a slot previously held by Marcus Bergström.
Crunch Time for the Edge
News Analysis  | 
6/21/2019  |  1 comment
Edge computing looks to be an essential piece of the 5G puzzle but it's going to take a long time to slot into place, as MobiledgeX is finding out.
WiCipedia: Tinkerbell Effect, Photoshop F-Ups & Discrimination Retribution
WiCipedia  | 
6/21/2019  |  1 comment
This week in our WiC roundup: The women-in-tech dictionary gets a new addition; tactics for discriminatory situations; new uses for Photoshop; and more.
Eurobites: BT & Friends Demo Remote Ultrasound Scans Over 5G Network
News Analysis  | 
6/21/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange and Cisco combine on SD-LANs; Hungary has no beef with Huawei; Nokia claims battery breakthrough.
Telecom Italia in Talks With Open Fiber to Create Broadband Giant
News Analysis  | 
6/21/2019  |  1 comment
Italy's biggest phone company is in talks with a government-backed broadband venture about tie-up options including a possible merger.
5G Could Usher in New Era of Mobile Cloud
Column  | 
6/21/2019  |  1 comment
Telecom operators need to take control of the customer experience to really benefit from 5G.
CableLabs Unleashes Specs for Low-Latency DOCSIS
News Analysis  | 
6/20/2019  |  5 comments
A component of cable's '10G' initiative, the new spec targets sub-1 millisecond latencies that can be enabled with software upgrades to existing DOCSIS 3.1 equipment and used for online gaming, VR apps.
T-Mobile Eyeing Other Options if $6B Dish Deal Doesn't Materialize – Report
News Analysis  | 
6/20/2019  |  Post a comment
T-Mobile is reportedly examining an auction off Sprint's Boost pre-paid unit if a proposed $6 billion Dish deal doesn't work out.
Locast's Scorecard: 250,000+ People Registered, 0 Lawsuits
The Bauminator  | 
6/20/2019  |  1 comment
Unlike Aereo, Locast has found a way to stream local TV channels without raising the legal hackles of powerful broadcasters. But can it drive enough donation dollars to survive for the long haul?
Nokia Boasts 5 'Live' 5G Networks as Huawei Hits 120K Shipments
News Analysis  | 
6/20/2019  |  1 comment
Finnish vendor hits back at criticism about the commercial readiness of its 5G technology, while China's Huawei flags three-fold growth in basestation shipments since February.
Tech Specs Groups to US Commerce Dept: 'Give Us Clarity on Huawei'
News Analysis  | 
6/20/2019  |  Post a comment
Twenty-six technical specs and standards bodies, including the Ethernet Alliance and the Broadband Forum, have written to the US Dept. of Commerce seeking clarity on whether they can still engage with Huawei whilst the 'Entity List' ruling is in place.
Eurobites: Ericsson, Vodafone Take a 5G Front Seat With eGO
News Analysis  | 
6/20/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Dixons Carphone hit by slump in demand for new handsets; new UK fiber contender; startups have faith in 5G.
How Blockchain Will Be Used in Telecoms
LRTV Interviews  | 
6/20/2019  |  Post a comment
At the TechXLR8 event in London, Heavy Reading senior analyst James Crawshaw talks about how blockchain can be used to make, and save, money in the telecoms sector and identifies some of the innovative startups in the sector.
Nokia CEO Finds Positive Spin in Long 5G Game
CxO Spotlight  | 
6/20/2019  |  3 comments
Being more like Shane Warne than Ian Botham could serve Rajeev Suri well in the nascent 5G market.
Omniverse to Shutter Operations, Cut Ties to HovSat
News Analysis  | 
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
News Analysis  | 
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
News Analysis  | 
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
News Analysis  | 
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
News Analysis  | 
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
News Analysis  | 
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
News Analysis  | 
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
News Analysis  | 
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
News Analysis  | 
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
News Analysis  | 
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
LRTV Interviews  | 
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
News Analysis  | 
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
News Analysis  | 
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
News Analysis  | 
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.
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