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A Coherent Take on NGON & DCI World
LRTV Interviews  | 
5/23/2019  |  Post a comment
Heavy Reading's optical guru Sterling Perrin highlights some key trends from the NGON & DCI World event in Nice, including 'Beyond Coherent,' what 400ZR really means for the market, the latest on 5G transport and the FUDfest that is Huawei.
Eurobites: Telia Norway Sheds Tenth of Workforce
News Analysis  | 
5/23/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: TalkTalk walks the walk; ex-BT boss Patterson forgoes half his bonus; Tele2 agrees Kazakhstan exit terms.
Verizon's Dennis Ong: Vehicle Autonomy to Arrive in Phases
LRTV Interviews  | 
5/23/2019  |  Post a comment
Personal autonomous vehicles is a long-term promise 5G, but the nearer-term reality is more likely involve autonomous shuttles in smart cities, assisted assisted by AI-empowered cameras, Verizon's Dr. Dennis Ong predicts.
Podcast: Taking Aim at Huawei's Smartphone Business
The Philter  | 
5/23/2019  |  Post a comment
In this podcast, find out what other Chinese vendors might emerge and profit from Huawei's troubles with the US. Also, Ovum's Daniel Gleeson talks about the device-related concerns service providers have when they go to launch 5G networks.
Sprint's Campbell: 5G Is Getting Real – Now What?
LRTV Interviews  | 
5/23/2019  |  Post a comment
Sprint's mobile 5G launch could happen in the next few days. But the real question is what the industry will do with 5G once it launches.
Terabyte Broadband Homes Continue to Climb
The Bauminator  | 
5/22/2019  |  Post a comment
OpenVault report finds that consumers in that 'power user' group doubled in Q1 2019, a growth rate that could cause some cable operators and other ISPs to consider upping their monthly data ceilings.
Mentor Spotlight: Glo Gordon Shines a Light on Boardroom Diversity
Kelsey's Grammar  | 
5/22/2019  |  Post a comment
Matrixx Software board member Glo Gordon addresses initiatives and legislation that will support more diversity in corporate boardrooms.
Comcast Sizing Up Plan to Syndicate a Virtual CMTS – Sources
News Analysis  | 
5/22/2019  |  Post a comment
Comcast says it's premature to talk about how its network virtualization strategies will take shape, but industry sources say Comcast has discussed the idea of licensing its new tech to other MSOs.
ARM Suspends Dealings With Huawei – Report
News Analysis  | 
5/22/2019  |  1 comment
The chip designer joins US technology giants in freezing out China's biggest maker of network equipment.
Judge Rules Against Qualcomm in Antitrust Case
News Analysis  | 
5/22/2019  |  Post a comment
A federal judge has ruled in favor of the FTC in its case claiming that Qualcomm harmed competition in two markets for modem chips through a combination of high royalty fees and predatory licensing practices.
CenturyLink Sharpens Up Its Ethernet Portfolio
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5/22/2019  |  Post a comment
CenturyLink broadens its Ethernet service portfolio as it tidies up loose ends from its Level 3 acquisition.
Follow the Money: Optical Trends From NGON 2019
News Analysis  | 
5/22/2019  |  Post a comment
The opening sessions of this year's NGON & DCI World event in Nice focused on money matters and automation but there was little appetite to discuss the impact of global trade tensions and the US clampdown on Huawei's supply line.
BT Lines Up Western Vendors to Replace Huawei as 5G Goes Live
News Analysis  | 
5/22/2019  |  Post a comment
BT is now in core network trials with Cisco, Ericsson and Nokia, its CTO tells Light Reading, and may need to introduce a new RAN vendor.
Eurobites: EE Gets to 5G First, Drops Huawei 5G Phones
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5/22/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom's honeypots highlight hacker horrorshow; Ericsson sets up 5G hub in Moscow.
Big 5G Event Panel: Maximizing 5G ROI – The Business Case for 5G
LRTV Documentaries  | 
5/22/2019  |  Post a comment
Verizon's Nicki Palmer, AT&T's Igor Glubochansky, C Spire's Craig Sparks, Cincinnati Bell's Tom Simpson and CTIA's Tom Sawanobori join Light Reading's Mike Dano to discuss how 5G will really pay off for carriers.
Podcast: 5G & Hollywood Are the New SVoD Couple
The Philter  | 
5/22/2019  |  Post a comment
In this podcast, Disney takes full control of Hulu and that could pose a bigger threat to traditional pay-TV providers. Also, nearly every single mobile network operator has a different angle on providing video services to consumers.
Sprint MVNO Altice May Continue to Oppose T-Mobile Merger
News Analysis  | 
5/22/2019  |  Post a comment
Cable company Altice – a Sprint MVNO – has been a staunch opponent of the proposed merger of Sprint and T-Mobile. And the company may continue to oppose the merger despite new conditions that specifically favor Altice and its MVNO deal with Sprint.
AT&T Proposes Amped-Up Power Levels for CBRS-Based 5G
News Analysis  | 
5/21/2019  |  Post a comment
The newly proposed power levels for CBRS spectrum are not as strong as 4G, but are more powerful than millimeter wave 5G.
Optical's Shifting Sands
Shades of Ray  | 
5/21/2019  |  Post a comment
The global optical networking market has been worth in the region of $15 billion for the past year, but while that number has varied only slightly year to year, what has changed is the nature of the investments and who's splashing the cash.
CenturyLink Dives Into Services Deployed at the Deep Edge
LRTV Documentaries  | 
5/21/2019  |  Post a comment
CenturyLink's Kevin McBride explains why it's a 'great time to be wireline.'
CableLabs Seeks to Supercharge WiFi
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5/21/2019  |  Post a comment
New open source project from CableLabs focuses on 'Dual Channel WiFi' technology that can set up dedicated channels for specific apps and traffic types such as streaming video and online gaming.
Big Data Is Slowly Paying Off for Axiata
News Analysis  | 
5/21/2019  |  Post a comment
The Malaysian operator uses analytics to axe capital expenditure and is eyeing further benefits from the combination of network and external data.
Supersizing the C-Band
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
5/21/2019  |  Post a comment
The Super C-band development from Huawei adds an additional 50% to a standard C-band implementation.
Eurobites: Investment Up but Revenues Down for French Operators in 2018
News Analysis  | 
5/21/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: ZTE opens cybersecurity lab in Rome; coaxial startup lands Vodafone Germany deal; payback time for UK mobile operators?
Ailing Telecom Italia Gets Serious About Cuts
News Analysis  | 
5/21/2019  |  Post a comment
The Italian phone incumbent is now so ruthlessly focused on efficiency it has started referring to employees as units.
Sprint Goes Loco for 'Low Code'
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5/21/2019  |  Post a comment
Sprint is using a 'low code' development platform to streamline business processes, including getting wireline customers online faster.
MetTel's Silber: 5G Transforms Business Models
LRTV Interviews  | 
5/21/2019  |  Post a comment
MetTel's Max Silber, the carrier's vice president of mobility, says 5G transforms business for both MetTel and its enterprise customers.
Big 5G Event Keynote: Sprint's Mishka Dehghan
LRTV Documentaries  | 
5/21/2019  |  Post a comment
Mishka Dehghan is vice president of 5G development for Sprint Business, and she talked about the future that we can enable with 5G at the Big 5G Event in Denver on May 8, 2019.
Why Telcos Need AI & Automation in 5G Networks
LRTV Interviews  | 
5/21/2019  |  Post a comment
Heavy Reading's James Crawshaw gives an overview of a session he chaired at the Big 5G Event on automation, AI and the immediate uses for telcos as their networks evolve.
Who Will Buy Sprint's Boost? And Will It Even Matter?
DanoVision  | 
5/21/2019  |  Post a comment
The proposed merger of Sprint and T-Mobile took a big step forward with support from the chairman of the FCC, but plenty of questions remain, including whether a Boost divestiture would create competition in the US market and whether anyone would buy it.
DoJ 'Leans Against' T-Mobile/Sprint Merger – Report
News Analysis  | 
5/21/2019  |  Post a comment
The Justice Department is inclined to block the merger, even after the FCC chairman's approval, according to Bloomberg.
Marvell Goes Shopping to Sweeten 5G Story
The Philter  | 
5/20/2019  |  Post a comment
A couple of years removed from its $6B deal to buy Cavium, Marvell suddenly agrees to buy two companies so far this month. There's still 11 days left in May, folks.
Securing 5G Networks: Control Plane Evolution
LRTV Interviews  | 
5/20/2019  |  Post a comment
NetNumber's Jee Alkebsi and Heavy Reading's Jim Hodges discuss the recent 5G Security Market Leadership Study (MLS) and what network operators are doing to offer managed security services.
Can Huawei Survive Trump?
Morris Lore  | 
5/20/2019  |  Post a comment
The Chinese vendor's survival as an international force is now at stake following the latest moves by the US administration and tech companies.
Former Cisco Exec Takes Helm of EditShare
News Analysis  | 
5/20/2019  |  Post a comment
Conrad Clemson named CEO as EditShare takes on a majority investment from ParkerGale and plots plan to scale up its business and migrate its media asset collaboration and management platform to the cloud.
5G Man Goes OTT
LRTV Documentaries  | 
5/20/2019  |  Post a comment
5G man is always desperate to help... but his help isn't always needed.
Sprint/T-Mobile Merger Gets FCC Chairman's Approval, Albeit With Conditions
News Analysis  | 
5/20/2019  |  Post a comment
The chairman of the FCC said he will support the merger of Sprint and T-Mobile if they meet certain network-buildout targets and sell Sprint's Boost prepaid business. The odds that the merger will be approved are now much better than before.
ACE, Omniverse Slug It Out as Court Date Looms
News Analysis  | 
5/20/2019  |  Post a comment
ACE claims it's struggling to get its mitts on a long-term contract between Hovsat & DirecTV that is key to Omniverse's streaming TV offering.
MetTel's Fox: Enterprises Need to Find Business Case for 5G
LRTV Interviews  | 
5/20/2019  |  Post a comment
Many initial 5G deployments will be private networks on enterprise premises, and service providers will need to accommodate those needs, says MetTel CTO Ed Fox in conversation with Light Reading's Mitch Wagner. Also, Fox talks about how MetTel is going big on network functions virtualization (NFV).
Google & Tech Giants Cut Huawei Adrift
News Analysis  | 
5/20/2019  |  Post a comment
The Chinese equipment giant is sent packing by a host of the world's biggest technology companies and faces a huge threat to its consumer business after Google holds back some Android goodies.
Eurobites: US Huawei Ban Hits European Chipmakers
News Analysis  | 
5/20/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: France resists US pressure to play hardball with Huawei; lampposts row threatens UK's 5G rollout; ADVA lands Openreach cell site gateway gig.
The Importance of Hardware to 5G
LRTV Interviews  | 
5/20/2019  |  Post a comment
At the Big 5G Event in Denver, Gilles Garcia, EMEA comms business lead director at chip specialist Xilinx, suggests the hardware platforms needed to underpin 5G rollouts are being overshadowed by excitement over software developments.
Here's How One Tiny Wireless Carrier Is Prepping for 5G
News Analysis  | 
5/20/2019  |  Post a comment
Carolina West Wireless counts 300 towers and roughly 90,000 customers, and is still using a circuit-switched core network. But that's not stopping the operator from preparing for 5G.
Android App Developers Get '5G Mode'
News Analysis  | 
5/17/2019  |  2 comments
A new API from Qualcomm promises to give Android Q app developers information about how fast users' 5G phones will go. But don't expect a 5G 'killer app' anytime soon.
Big 5G Event Keynote Panel: We Need to Talk About Edge Computing
LRTV Documentaries  | 
5/17/2019  |  Post a comment
Ibrahim Gedeon from Telus, Jim Poole from Equinix and Tom Tofigh from QCT discuss edge computing as part of the telco cloud at the Big 5G Event in Denver on May 8, 2019.
Huawei vs. Trump & the Casualties of War
News Analysis  | 
5/17/2019  |  3 comments
Putting Huawei on the trade blacklist would have dire consequences for the global supply chain and the operators that use its equipment.
Service Providers Can Take Control of IoT Security
Column  | 
5/17/2019  |  Post a comment
As 5G networks begin to roll out, it is worth looking at how service providers can deliver high-value, high-margin security services in a way that no one else in the IoT ecosystem can match.
Cloud Bursts: Oracle Touts Telco Triumphs, Microsoft Proclaims Partnerships & More
News Analysis  | 
5/17/2019  |  Post a comment
Oracle sells to Asian telco Circles.Life; Microsoft partners with Sony on gaming; VMware acquires Bitnami for multicloud, and more telco cloud news this week.
WiCipedia: Egg Freezing, Hormone Lunches & Back to Work With Babies... Oh My!
WiCipedia  | 
5/17/2019  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: Women in Comms steals the show in Denver; moms in tech hog the headlines; women are talked over in meetings (duh); and more!
Eurobites: EU Must Pull Its 5G Finger Out, Says Ericsson's Ekholm
News Analysis  | 
5/17/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT launches employee share scheme, unveils underwhelming new logo; German trade group distances itself from US stance on Huawei.
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