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For Huawei, US Purgatory Is the New Norm
Shades of Ray  | 
11/19/2019  |  Post a comment
Authorities once again extend the temporary trading license for US companies doing business with Huawei, leaving the Chinese vendor and its suppliers mired in business uncertainty.
The Telecoms.com Podcast: 'Free' Broadband, AfricaCom & OpenRAN
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11/19/2019  |  Post a comment
This week: Labour's (would-be) broadband revolution in the UK; AfricaCom takeaways; and Vodafone's OpenRAN announcement at the TIP Summit.
Nokia: We Run 120+ Private Wireless Networks Around the World
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11/19/2019  |  Post a comment
Nokia is putting some numbers on its private wireless networks business, reflecting the hopes the company has for this emerging market.
Google Cloud Offers 'Intelligence' for Virtual Networks
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11/19/2019  |  Post a comment
Google rolls out Network Intelligence Center to help operators optimize virtual networks.
MEF19 Preview: SD-WAN – Defined & Certified
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11/18/2019  |  Post a comment
Is it a pizza or a pie? Light Reading's Mitch Wagner and Phil Harvey muse on fun food analogies, MEF's new SD-WAN certifications and why service providers need standards.
AT&T, Verizon Hope 5G & Edge Computing Save VR
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11/18/2019  |  1 comment
5G and edge computing could untether today's VR goggles and make them less bulky. Already AT&T and Verizon are making serious investments in this space.
America's Big Midband Auction for 5G to Start in 2020, But Big Questions Remain
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11/18/2019  |  Post a comment
The FCC said that the Commission – not the C-Band Alliance – will conduct an auction of C-Band spectrum for 5G. But how that's all going to happen is not clear.
Altitude TV Sues Comcast on Antitrust Grounds
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11/18/2019  |  Post a comment
Denver-based regional sports network claims Comcast is trying to drive Altitude out of business and seize control of the area's TV sports market, possibly with its own network.
Vivint Gets Ready to Give Fixed Wireless Another Go
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11/18/2019  |  Post a comment
Vivint Internet had some grand fixed wireless ambitions in 2015 that didn't pan out. Now, with a new strategy and management team, Vivint is preparing to take another run at it.
Podcast: Nuage CEO on the Market Impact of MEF's SD-WAN Standards
Kelsey's Grammar  | 
11/18/2019  |  Post a comment
Light Reading's podcast features guest Sunil Khandekar, who examines where the SD-WAN market might be headed in 2020, as well as the potential impact of standards on the market.
HBO Max Set to Exceed US Sub Forecast, Struggle for Big Profits – Analyst
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11/18/2019  |  Post a comment
As AT&T pours billions into the HBO Max, the new streaming service is poised to net 51 million US-based subs by 2025, slightly ahead of the company's own forecast.
The Un-CEO: Legere to Leave T-Mobile
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11/18/2019  |  Post a comment
Mike Sievert to become new CEO on May 1, 2020.
Where Cable Stands With Fiber
Breznick Unbound  | 
11/18/2019  |  Post a comment
In our latest survey conducted in partnership with SCTE-ISBE, Light Reading examines how cablecos are using fiber now and how they aim to use it in the future.
Eurobites: Nokia Puts Its Network Functions on Amazon's Cloud
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11/18/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: ETSI releases security specs; Virgin Media reacts to Labour's broadband plan; BT introduces the 5G ambulance.
Verizon Tackles Industrial Asset Tracking With 4G & IoT
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11/18/2019  |  1 comment
Verizon puts together a Cat M1-based system that can track assets, send that information to the cloud, and view the status info on a map.
Cambodia Set to Win 5G Bragging Rights in SE Asia
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11/18/2019  |  Post a comment
Cambodia and Vietnam are pursuing very different strategies in their 5G launches.
A DEEP Dive on Sunrise's Digital Transformation
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
11/15/2019  |  Post a 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
Morris Lore  | 
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.
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