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Crown Castle: No Plans for Edge Data Centers
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10/18/2019  |  Post a comment
Crown Castle's CEO said he doesn't see edge computing data centers 'playing a significant role in our long-term strategy.' Crown Castle's main rivals, American Tower and SBA Communications, are taking a different path.
T-Mobile Strikes Exclusive Mobile Video Pact With Katzenberg's Quibi
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10/18/2019  |  Post a comment
Deal arrives ahead of Quibi's launch next spring, and adds a new wrinkle to T-Mobile's video game plan.
Verizon to Acquire More AWS-3, mmWave Spectrum
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10/18/2019  |  Post a comment
Verizon is looking to purchase a number of spectrum licenses across the AWS-3 and mmWave bands, moves that show the operator continues to look for more spectrum holdings.
Fiber Will Trump HFC & 5G From Here to Kingdom Come, EFF Says
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10/18/2019  |  Post a comment
Declaring that local US governments are in 'dire need of universal fiber plans,' the Electronic Frontier Foundation props up FTTP as the 'superior choice for the 21st century.'
Ericsson Plots China Invasion as Viking Raids Bring Booty
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10/18/2019  |  Post a comment
The resurgent Swedish vendor is growing its market share and envisaging 5G success in China despite geopolitical concerns.
Singapore Sets Aggressive Standalone Target as It Launches 5G Race
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10/18/2019  |  Post a comment
Singapore is pressing ahead with its rollout of 5G technology based on the newer, standalone variant.
WiCipedia: Why Women Leave Tech, Gen Z Wants to Disconnect & Aviation Equality
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10/18/2019  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: Gen Z is skeptical of the future of tech; growing the number of women in aviation; women don't leave tech industry because of the actual work; and more.
Eurobites: BT Helps Steer Belfast Harbor Into Smarter Waters
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10/18/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BBC disbands virtual reality team; Nokia powers 5G at Helsinki mega-mall; OBS adds IoT to greenskeepers' armory.
US 5G Industry to Investigate Supply Chain Security
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10/17/2019  |  2 comments
The Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions is probing how to shore up security for the supply chain for 5G, action that arrives amid concerns over Chinese suppliers like Huawei and ZTE.
Chickens & Eggs Frustrate Operators' Quest for 5G Revenues
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10/17/2019  |  6 comments
Yes, wireless operators in the US and elsewhere are building 5G networks. But how exactly they're going to make money from those networks remains a bit unclear.
Surge of Streaming Options Triggers 'Subscription Overload' – Study
The Bauminator  | 
10/17/2019  |  Post a comment
But platforms that bundle streaming video services, backed by single sign-on systems, could benefit both OTT and pay-TV players alike.
Altiostar Gets Telefónica Investment in Latest Open RAN Boost
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10/17/2019  |  Post a comment
The US software company adds the Spanish telco to its impressive list of investors as operators scout for alternatives to the big kit vendors.
Broadband World Forum: What's Beyond the Fiber?
Shades of Ray  | 
10/17/2019  |  Post a comment
I've been in Amsterdam this week at the annual Broadband World Forum event – here's what sunk into my grey matter.
CBRS Vendors Finance Private LTE Networks to Prove Use Cases
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10/17/2019  |  Post a comment
Two 3.5GHz CBRS equipment vendors, Connectivity Wireless and JMA Wireless, installed a private LTE network in the Angel Stadium ballpark in Anaheim, Calif., with the goal of showing how it might improve operations at the venue.
Remembering Analyst Michael Howard
Shades of Ray  | 
10/17/2019  |  15 comments
One of the industry's most well known and respected figures, analyst Michael Howard, has passed away.
Eurobites: O2 UK Flips the 5G Switch
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10/17/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Toob turns to Adtran for gigabit gubbins; revenue flat but earnings up at Tele2 in Q3; Huawei shares the love in Brussels.
Ericsson Lifts Outlook as It Targets a Bigger Role in China
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10/17/2019  |  Post a comment
Swedish equipment vendor expects 2020 sales to be at least 9% higher than last year's figure and has also raised guidance for profitability.
IBM Touts Cloud & Red Hat Growth
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10/17/2019  |  Post a comment
But IBM is still growing slowly compared with the cloud market overall and that's a turnoff for telcos as potential customers and partners.
'Transport for 5G Is Hot'
LRTV Interviews  | 
10/17/2019  |  Post a comment
Heavy Reading principal analyst Sterling Perrin gives the lowdown on 5G transport network trends and seems shocked that timing and sychronization are sexy topics for the anyhaul specialists.
Forget 5G, Soon Skynet Will Rule Our Airwaves
DanoVision  | 
10/17/2019  |  Post a comment
If you like cage matches, AI-powered killer robots and 1980s sci-fi movies, you'll love the Spectrum Collaboration Challenge from the Pentagon's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).
Netflix Pushes Past 158.3M Global Streaming Subs as New OTT Rivals Emerge
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10/16/2019  |  Post a comment
Netflix's Q3 numbers were in-line, but OTT video giant warns of 'some modest headwind' to near-term growth as a batch of new, major streaming services such as Disney+ and Apple TV+ near launch.
Juniper CTO Talks About the Company's 5G Aspirations
CxO Spotlight  | 
10/16/2019  |  Post a comment
Juniper's CTO hails from Google, and is now working to steer the vendor through topics ranging from 5G to edge computing.
Optiva CEO Danielle Royston Uses the Cloud to Stand Out From the Crowd
CxO Spotlight  | 
10/16/2019  |  Post a comment
For Royston, the path to becoming a more profitable telco starts by revitalizing the company's approach to billing, charging and business intelligence.
Comcast Business Invades Canada
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10/16/2019  |  Post a comment
Comcast's business services unit teams with iTel Networks to serve Canadian branch locations for the MSO's big, US-based enterprise-level customers.
M&A Creeps Up on Edge Computing Players
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10/16/2019  |  Post a comment
While edge computing in the mobile and 5G space remains a nascent area, companies such as Intel, EQT, SBA and EdgeConneX are all linked to deals or merger-and-acquisition chatter in this burgeoning sector.
Red Hat Flexes OpenShift Kubernetes Muscles
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10/16/2019  |  Post a comment
Red Hat is building new automation tools for developers into its OpenShift Kubernetes platform.
Eurobites: AWS Cloud Is a Drug, Says French Minister
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10/16/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UK skeptical on 5G; Brussels gets tough with Broadcom; giving small cells a makeover.
Huawei Brushes Aside US Blacklist as It Boosts Sales 24%
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10/16/2019  |  Post a comment
Chinese equipment giant posts dramatic growth in numbers despite US penalties.
The Evolution of Mobile Backhaul, Edge Computing
LRTV Interviews  | 
10/16/2019  |  2 comments
Heavy Reading principal analyst Gabriel Brown discusses the latest trends in backhaul connectivity to support 5G strategies and the emerging importance of edge computing to mobile operators.
Hong Kong Set for 2020 5G Launch After $128M Auction
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10/16/2019  |  Post a comment
5G services could arrive quickly after an auction of important midband spectrum.
Beware Systems Integrator Lock-In, Open Source Dependency
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10/16/2019  |  2 comments
Telcos are worried that systems integrators and open source will replace giant equipment vendors as a form of lock-in.
US 5G Networks Marked by Paltry Coverage, Unimpressive Speeds, Independent Tests Show
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10/16/2019  |  Post a comment
It's early days, but uneven performance is among the key takeaways highlighted in the first public, comprehensive and independent tests of US 5G networks by IHS Markit's RootMetrics.
5G Signal Boosters Show Up Ahead of Regulations
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10/15/2019  |  2 comments
FCC regulations haven't yet caught up with startups' 5G plans.
Google Launches Pixel 4 Smartphone
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10/15/2019  |  Post a comment
All major US mobile operators will carry the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL.
Verizon Wants a prpl Tinge to Its Residential Gateways
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10/15/2019  |  1 comment
Verizon is keen on a set of standard APIs for residential gateways that will enable new services to be offered to broadband customers and it wants other operators to support developments underway at the prpl Foundation.
What's at Stake as the Streaming Battle Builds
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10/15/2019  |  Post a comment
Netflix, Amazon and Hulu have staked out their turf in the subscription VoD market, but will they be able to hold that coveted ground as Disney, Apple, WarnerMedia and NBCU enter the streaming fray?
Telefónica's OnLife Is Growing Long in the Tooth
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10/15/2019  |  Post a comment
The Spanish operator's ambitious OnLife project is now in field trials with residential and enterprise customers – and several use cases already look compelling.
Eurobites: Our 5G Door Is Open, Germany Tells Huawei
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10/15/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: CityFibre wants to engage on UK's FTTH future; KKR buys majority stake in Hyperoptic; Eurofins targets media industry.
Next-Generation Fixed Networks: The Other 5G
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
10/15/2019  |  1 comment
It's not just about mobile, you know...
Quectel Claims 5G Data Call With Millimeter-Wave IoT Module
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10/15/2019  |  Post a comment
Quectel tests 5G IoT mmWave module, AsusTek slated to use it in next-gen laptops.
Red Hat Sprucing OpenShift for Network Functions on Kubernetes
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10/15/2019  |  Post a comment
Red Hat readies its Kubernetes platform, OpenShift, for network functions.
Startup Celona Targets Private LTE & 5G for Enterprise
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10/15/2019  |  Post a comment
Celona, a startup stemming from CommScope's purchase of Ruckus, is targeting the market for enterprises building their own private 5G and LTE wireless networks, eschewing WiFi.
How NTT Started a Cycling Revolution
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10/15/2019  |  1 comment
The technology giant teamed up with one of the world's fittest men to push cycling to new limits.
Apple's 5G Modem Pegged for a 2022 Introduction
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10/14/2019  |  Post a comment
Apple is reportedly planning to release a 5G modem as early as 2022, possibly joining Samsung and Huawei in that select group and align with Apple's push to become a vertically integrated company.
Chill Out! Netflix Is Fine, Analyst Says
The Bauminator  | 
10/14/2019  |  Post a comment
Concerns about new direct-to-consumer competition alongside pressure on Netflix's pricing power is misunderstood or overblown, contends LightShed Partners analyst Richard Greenfield.
NTT's Mega-Merger, Brand-Cutting Plan for Another $4B in Sales
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10/14/2019  |  Post a comment
Japan's NTT is uniting 28 enterprise-focused brands in its bid to grow at twice the market rate and deliver a boost to profitability.
Gartner: NFV Is Dead – the Cloud Killed It
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10/14/2019  |  7 comments
The service provider industry is being transformed by enterprise demand for cloud-based wide-area networking, a model Gartner calls Secure Access Service Edge, or SASE.
F5G: Huawei's Bid to Dominate Optical Access
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10/14/2019  |  1 comment
The Chinese equipment giant has a new plan for shaping the development of optical access technology.
Why Many Operators Just Can't Quit 2G
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10/14/2019  |  Post a comment
Like old-fashioned rock and roll, 2G just refuses to die.
India Opens 5G Door to Huawei at IMC
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10/14/2019  |  Post a comment
Authorities have allowed the controversial Chinese vendor to participate in demos at an industry event, suggesting it may be allowed into the country's 5G market.
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