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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  |  1 comment
'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  |  Post a 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.
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
Morris Lore  | 
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  |  1 comment
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  |  Post a 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.
Eurobites: Telefónica Awards 5G Core to Huawei – Report
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12/6/2019  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT Ireland trials 1.2Tbit/s transmission with Huawei; TIM and Open Fiber are daggers drawn; Deutsche Telekom enables 'holographic annotation' for field service engineers.
T-Mobile Quietly Moves Its 5G Goalposts
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12/5/2019  |  Post a comment
Once upon a time, T-Mobile promised that 5G would be 10x faster than 4G. Today, the operator is promising a 20% speed boost.
Cable 'Starts to Matter' in US Wireless – Analyst
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12/5/2019  |  Post a comment
After capturing 495,000 mobile subs in Q3, pushing their cumulative total to 2.6 million, US cable has 'already reached a level of clear relevance in wireless,' analyst Craig Moffett concludes in a new report.
Juniper Touts Euro Telco Deals
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12/5/2019  |  Post a comment
Russia's Rostelecom and Orange Poland tap Juniper gear and software for network upgrades, in a busy week for the networking vendor.
Eurobites: Deutsche Telekom Orders 5G Freeze Until Heat Is off Huawei
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12/5/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: InterDigital files Huawei patents suit in UK; ADVA leads optical research program; 2Gbit/s 5G in Helsinki; Ericsson reassures on corruption costs.
Cable Infrastructure Spending Slogs Through Another Tough Quarter
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12/5/2019  |  Post a comment
Q3 spending on cable network tech improved but it's still well below historic levels, Dell'Oro says.
Access to Spectrum to Determine Starry's Network Deployment Speed
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12/5/2019  |  Post a comment
Starry, which provides fixed wireless broadband over millimeter wave spectrum, is exploring services for business customers to complement its core residential offerings.
CityFibre's David Tomalin: Building a Fab Fiber Future
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12/5/2019  |  Post a comment
CityFibre's Group CTO David Tomalin discusses how an infrastructure provider, making long-term bets, is planning to enable service providers to reshape the UK tech landscape.
Podcast: Cisco's Chang Shares Collaboration Vision
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12/5/2019  |  Post a comment
Cisco's collaboration boss Amy Chang sits down with Light Reading's Mitch Wagner to share stories about videoconferencing facepalm moments and discuss Cisco's collaboration vision in this mini-episode of the Light Reading podcast.
Huawei Appeals FCC Decision to Declare It a National Security Risk
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12/5/2019  |  Post a comment
The Chinese vendor says that the FCC has no experience with national security matters, and highlights its relationship with small rural US carriers.
Huawei Ban in UK Still on the Table
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12/5/2019  |  Post a comment
UK leader Boris Johnson links the use of Huawei to security concerns, raising the prospect of a partial or full ban on the Chinese vendor.
Carriers' 4G Maps Are Rubbish, but FCC Chief Proposes $9B for 5G Anyway
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12/5/2019  |  1 comment
A new FCC report found that Verizon, T-Mobile and U.S. Cellular provided inaccurate coverage maps, wildly overstating coverage, about 40% of the time. But the agency wants to dole out $9 billion to carriers for rural 5G anyway.
CBRS Finally Expected to Launch Commercially by Year's End
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12/5/2019  |  Post a comment
The midband technology is expected to be initially used by mobile operators for traffic offhaul and fixed wireless operators.
Koley Needs to Make Google Work Properly – No Pressure, Then
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12/5/2019  |  Post a comment
Bikash Koley, currently finishing his last few weeks as CTO of Juniper, will be responsible for everything networking at Google, from inter-cluster communications to campus to WAN to intercontinental subsea cables.
T-Mobile's Merger Prospects Look Grim Ahead of 'Trial of the Century'
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12/4/2019  |  Post a comment
A group of state attorneys general is suing to block the proposed merger between Sprint and T-Mobile, and the trial is scheduled to start Monday.
China Mobile to Operate National Blockchain Network
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12/4/2019  |  Post a comment
The Chinese operator has teamed up with a credit card firm and other agencies to run a new blockchain network.
Vodafone UK Is Emptying Its NOCs
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12/4/2019  |  Post a comment
The UK service provider has cut hundreds of jobs in operations, with more to go as it rolls out more automated 5G networks.
Eurobites: Cellnex Buys 1,500 Tower Sites From Orange Spain
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12/4/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: OBS connects Mars employees; broadcasting at the edge; Vodafone tunes into AWS Wavelength; more ETNO grumbling.
Comcast Business Testing 'GameOn' App in Philly
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12/4/2019  |  1 comment
Developed by a startup linked to the Comcast/NBCU Lift Labs incubator, an app running on a verrsion of X1 tailored for bars and restaurants enables patrons to play an interactive game based on making sports predictions.
Orange Targets €1B in Savings & Bigger Enterprise Role
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12/4/2019  |  Post a comment
The French operator has prioritized growth in enterprise, Africa and financial services under its latest five-year plan.
Google Names Juniper CTO Koley as Networking Boss
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12/4/2019  |  1 comment
It's a homecoming for Bikash Koley, who joined Juniper in 2017 from Google. Ex-Googler Raj Yavatkar will join Juniper as CTO, taking Koley's job.
Verizon, Vodafone Embrace Amazon's AWS for Edge Computing With 5G
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12/3/2019  |  Post a comment
Amazon announced its new AWS Wavelength 5G edge computing platform, with Verizon, Vodafone, SK Telecom and KDDI promising to support it. However, details on a US rollout remain foggy.
Intel Sizing Up Sale of Home Connectivity Unit – Report
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12/3/2019  |  Post a comment
Intel has hired a financial advisor to sell a unit that makes chips for gateways, cable modems and smart home equipment, according to Bloomberg.
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