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Walker Walks From CenturyLink
The Philter  | 
6/14/2019  |  2 comments
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.
AT&T Caps 5G Speeds at 2 Gbit/s… Huh?
DanoVision  | 
6/13/2019  |  Post a comment
AT&T said that '5G+ speeds, where available, will be capped at 2Gbps.' Why? Because "it helps provide a consistent experience" and "doesn't limit" its future options. Or something like that.
Huawei Slaps Verizon With $1B+ Patents Bill – Reports
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6/13/2019  |  1 comment
Chinese vendor ups the ante in battle with the US by reportedly demanding more than $1 billion in patent payments from the US carrier for the use of technology it has in its networks, reports the Wall Street Journal.
TV White Spaces Eyed as Ideal Bridge Over US Digital Divide
News Analysis  | 
6/12/2019  |  1 comment
The FCC is considering rule changes to aid fixed wireless deployments in TV White Space spectrum. Microsoft and others are hoping the changes could supercharge the construction of a bridge over the US digital divide.
Apple in Talks to Buy Intel's German Modem Assets – Report
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6/12/2019  |  Post a comment
Apple is reportedly considering buying Intel's German modem operations – first bought from Infineon in 2011.
Huawei: We're Not a Threat to Our Customers
News Analysis  | 
6/12/2019  |  12 comments
The US government is as close as anyone to sabotaging rural networks, according to a new ex parte filing from Huawei at the FCC. The company goes to bat for its US customers, arguing that individual vendor bans do guarantee national security.
T-Mobile/Sprint Merger Sinks Into the Political Mud
DanoVision  | 
6/12/2019  |  Post a comment
The arguments around the merger of Sprint and T-Mobile are increasingly plunging into the political morass – but that might be part of John Legere's ultimate plan.
Uber Partners With AT&T for 4G & 5G Connectivity for Air Taxis & Cargo Drones
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6/12/2019  |  4 comments
AT&T enters into a multi-stage deal with Uber on air taxi and drone testing with 4G and 5G.
3 Rivers Cuts the TV Cord
The Bauminator  | 
6/12/2019  |  1 comment
Small service provider in Montana is dumping its pay-TV product to instead focus on broadband services that can pipe in OTT video services.
Verizon: 5G Easier to Justify in US Than Europe
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6/12/2019  |  Post a comment
The 5G investment case stacks up a lot better in the US market than it does in Europe, says a man who has worked in both parts of the world, and not just because of spectrum availability.
Huawei Ban Decision in UK 'More Difficult' After US Moves, Says Minister
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6/12/2019  |  Post a comment
UK government minister Jeremy Wright warns telcos that a decision over the use of Huawei might not come soon.
Key Takeaways From 5G World
LRTV Interviews  | 
6/12/2019  |  Post a comment
Light Reading's Iain Morris and Ray Le Maistre discuss some of the key issues – spectrum allocation, Verizon's progress, the impending UK ruling on Huawei, uptake in South Korea – from the first morning of the 5G World event in London.
Eurobites: Telefónica Hops on Google's Cloud
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6/12/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica and Fortinet combine on Virtual Firewall service; Telia offers comfort to Swedish bus passengers; Orange connects Russian shipping fleet.
Charting the Timeline for 5G Transport
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
6/12/2019  |  2 comments
To gain a realistic understanding of operators' views and plans for transport, Heavy Reading launched its first-ever 5G Transport Market Leadership Study with support from Ericsson, Fujitsu, Juniper and VIAVI Solutions.
5G Standards Group Struggles to Balance Tech With Politics
News Analysis  | 
6/12/2019  |  3 comments
As China and the US grapple over geopolitical concerns in security and trade, the world's main 5G standards organization is working on Release 17 while addressing the Trump administration's ban on US business with Huawei.
World's Biggest Wireless Carrier Awards First 5G Equipment Contracts
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6/11/2019  |  Post a comment
China Mobile awarded its first batch of 5G equipment contracts to the likes of Huawei and ZTE, though it did include Ericsson and Nokia in the process.
Cable Access Network Spending Falls 38% in Q1
News Analysis  | 
6/11/2019  |  Post a comment
'Strong slowdown' on capacity purchases alongside ongoing delay in distributed access architecture deployments combine for a dreary quarter, according to Dell'Oro.
5G Rush Has Tripped Up the Industry
Morris Lore  | 
6/11/2019  |  Post a comment
After approving plans to fast-track 5G, the industry has faced interoperability problems, spectrum constraints and 5G apathy. What was it all for?
Intel Bolsters Data Center Portfolio With Barefoot Acquisition
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6/11/2019  |  Post a comment
Nick McKeown does it again – his data center switching startup is snapped up by Intel.
States Aim to Block Sprint/T-Mobile Merger: 'This Is Bad News'
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6/11/2019  |  Post a comment
The latest development in the soap opera that is the merger of Sprint and T-Mobile is an imminent lawsuit against the transaction by ten state attorneys general. "This is bad news," write the analysts at New Street Research.
Cisco's CEO: We Shouldn't Take Advantage of Huawei
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6/11/2019  |  Post a comment
Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins said that he has warned the company's sales team not to use Huawei's ongoing troubles as leverage in their sales efforts.
Ericsson Ups 5G Forecast by 400M Subs
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6/11/2019  |  Post a comment
5G is on a roll, says Ericsson, forecasting nearly 2 billion subscriptions in the next five years.
Eurobites: UK Operators Seek Clarity From Government on Huawei
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6/11/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Huawei exec maintains there are Chinese walls; Tele2 bags AT&T's Lensch for its IoT arm; Intracom opens Italian subsidiary.
AT&T Signs European LTE-M Roaming Deal
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6/11/2019  |  Post a comment
AT&T inks a European LTE-M roaming deal for IoT with KPN, Orange & Swisscom.
Ericsson, Nokia Boast 5G Wins Against Each Other, but Fail to Stop Huawei
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6/11/2019  |  Post a comment
Europe's biggest telecom equipment vendors have turned up the heat in the 5G marketing battle as they struggle to capitalize on Huawei's misfortunes.
Would a 5G Delay Really Be So Terrible for CSPs?
Column  | 
6/11/2019  |  Post a comment
A delay to the launch of 5G networks might be just what telcos need.
Podcast: Mentors, Sponsors & Tall Poppies
The Philter  | 
6/10/2019  |  Post a comment
Kelsey Ziser joins the podcast to discuss some of her recent work in the Women in Comms content series. We also have a quick curator's catch-up on all things related to the 5G Exchange.
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