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Biden's telecom platform hardens around net neutrality, universal broadband, 5G funding
News Analysis | 7/14/2020

Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee for president, supports universal broadband, funding for 5G research and net neutrality, based on his latest position statements.

Huawei ban risks turning UK into Nordic duopoly
Morris Lore | 7/14/2020

A ban on buying Huawei's 5G products starting in 2021 may have come too soon for open RAN or other non-Nordic alternatives.

Verizon to halt 5G ads mentioning coverage
News Analysis | 7/14/2020

The National Advertising Division took issue with Verizon's statement that 'people from midtown Manhattan to downtown Denver can experience what your 5G can deliver.'

Facebook's latest status update: A robot that can spin fiber across power lines
News Analysis | 7/14/2020

A new silkworm-like robot from Facebook Connectivity that can deploy fiber across medium-voltage power lines emerges at an opportune time as policymakers and utilities elevate their focus on rural broadband.

Quibi wins round in quarrel targeting its 'Turnstyle' technology
News Analysis | 7/14/2020

A California court has denied Eko's motion for a preliminary injunction against Quibi, the premium, mobile-focused streaming service that launched on April 6.

Huawei banned from UK's 5G market
News Analysis | 7/14/2020

Operators will not be allowed to buy 5G products beyond the end of this year and will have to remove Huawei's products by 2027.

Eurobites: Is it a farewell to Arm for SoftBank?
News Analysis | 7/14/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telia Carrier lands Norway interconnect gig; Vodafone Ireland uses Enea for mobile video; another fine mesh from Wyld Networks.

Ericsson rubbishes UK warnings of Huawei ban disruption
Morris Lore | 7/14/2020

Swedish vendor says it currently swaps about 100,000 mobile sites a year, more than twice the UK's installed base.

Nokia claims it can migrate 4G radio to 5G in the wink of an eye
News Analysis | 7/14/2020

Finnish vendor says that by 2021, it will be able to instantly migrate more than 5 million 4G radio units to 5G.

T-Mobile's top video content exec is departing
News Analysis | 7/13/2020

Lindsay Gardner, a pay-TV industry vet who joined T-Mobile via the Layer3 TV deal, is exiting the company later this month as T-Mobile pushes ahead with a retooled version of its 'TVision Home' service.

Buttering up broadband: Farmers, ranchers lobby for rural networks
News Analysis | 7/13/2020

The new American Connection Project Broadband Coalition – fronted by butter maker Land O'Lakes and comprising almost 50 tech, Internet and food companies – is the latest to seek rural broadband money.

Huawei books $1B growth in H1 profit despite US-led backlash
News Analysis | 7/13/2020

The Chinese vendor reports growth across all three business divisions as it fights a US-led campaign against it.

Samsung in battle to be seen as European 5G contender
News Analysis | 7/13/2020

The South Korean equipment giant is highly regarded on the technology front, but will legacy shortcomings and interoperability challenges block its progress?

HPE adds SD-WAN to edge strategy with $925M Silver Peak purchase
News Analysis | 7/13/2020

HPE said it will purchase Silver Peak, a leading SD-WAN vendor, with an eye toward supporting its edge-to-cloud strategy. Silver Peak will live inside HPE's Aruba unit.

Writing on UK wall for Huawei
News Analysis | 7/13/2020

Government expected to announce decision on Huawei this week; UK officials reportedly cozying up to 'Five Eyes' security alliance to explore alternatives to Chinese supplier.

China's 5G question: Why are so few using it?
News Analysis | 7/13/2020

Numbers aside, China has yet to prove that consumers see a value in upgrading to 5G.

Eurobites: Ericsson lands private network gig at Paris airports
News Analysis | 7/13/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: STC postpones purchase of Vodafone Egypt stake; TIM and Enel told to get a move on; Virgin Media brings fiber to Warsop.

Ericsson still seeks networking edge
News Analysis | 7/10/2020

Even without Edge Gravity, Ericsson is still pursuing an edge strategy focused on software and integration under a DIY model that extends a technical bridge between service provider networks and hyperscalers.

Get ready for a Q2 like no other
DanoVision | 7/10/2020

As companies like Ericsson, AT&T and Comcast prepare to report their second-quarter results, the industry will be listening intently for comments on the recession, network capex and what the future holds.

AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon prep for standalone 5G
News Analysis | 7/10/2020

Verizon and T-Mobile are racing to launch the standalone version of 5G in the coming months, but AT&T is avoiding putting any specifics to its own standalone 5G launch plans.

Bulked-up TPG set to take on Australian 5G market
News Analysis | 7/10/2020

Merged TPG is set to formally start operations on July 13 with a focus on 5G buildout as it takes on an Australian telco duopoly.

UK bill for Huawei takeaway does not add up
Morris Lore | 7/10/2020

Service providers in the UK have this week raised lots of unanswered questions about the cost of a Huawei ban.

Trump steps up a gear against Huawei and ZTE
News Analysis | 7/10/2020

New regulations set to bar US government from buying products with Huawei and ZTE components.

Eurobites: Huawei frozen out of Italian 5G job – report
News Analysis | 7/10/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Swisscom lands banking contracts; Vodafone helps out with drone delivery of medical supplies; Google may escape EU probe over Fitbit buy.

TIA promises to end the Huawei security debate, once and for all
News Analysis | 7/9/2020

TIA is building a global standard and benchmarking tool that can measure the risks present in each vendor's supply chain in real time.

Battle of the billionaires: Ergen and Dell face off against Musk over 12GHz
News Analysis | 7/9/2020

Companies backed by Charlie Ergen (No. 304 on Forbes' billionaire list) and Michael Dell (No. 33) are bickering with companies backed by Elon Musk (No. 31) over 5G in 12GHz.

Government rules are slowing down 5G phone launches, tech association warns
News Analysis | 7/9/2020

The Consumer Technology Association is pushing the FCC to relax rules around pre-orders and imports for 5G phones, arguing the move would improve the US marketplace for the next-gen network technology.

Small-cell newcomers means market growth – report
News Analysis | 7/9/2020

Small Cell Forum forecasts a growing number of new entrants as the business case surrounding private enterprise networks gathers strength.

'Long way to go' to commercial network slicing, says China expert
News Analysis | 7/9/2020

The industry is still far from turning slicing into a seamless and monetizable service.

Samsung: Huawei pricing not viable for profit-seeking company
News Analysis | 7/9/2020

Senior executive at South Korean vendor tells UK politicians that no company trying to satisfy shareholders would be able to price equipment at Huawei's levels.

BT, Vodafone warn of blackouts if not given five years to be Huawei-free
News Analysis | 7/9/2020

UK mobile operators say a rapid swap-out of the Chinese vendor's equipment would lead to major disruption and cost billions in rip-and-replace costs.

Eurobites: KCOM calls on ADVA to help it reach 10 Gbit/s in Hull
News Analysis | 7/9/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom helps digitalize air traffic control; Orange gets the IoT call from McConnell Dowell; Dundee in line for larger slice of BT cake.

Verizon, Vodafone flesh out edge computing opportunity with AWS
News Analysis | 7/8/2020

Verizon and Vodafone announced their edge computing partnerships with Amazon AWS late last year. Now, they're offering further insights into what they hope to achieve from those partnerships.

AT&T, Accenture test private LTE network in Louisiana oil refinery
News Analysis | 7/8/2020

Phillips 66, one of the nation's biggest oil refiners, built a private wireless network across a third of its refinery in Belle Chasse, Louisiana, using AT&T's 700MHz and 1900MHz spectrum licenses.

Podcast: What's the story with Dish Network?
LRTV Interviews | 7/8/2020

On this episode of 'What's the Story?' – a new series from the Light Reading Podcast – Mike Dano talks with pod host Nicole Ferraro about Dish Network entering the wireless space: the latest news, why it matters and what's likely to happen next.

Meet Dish's 5G network team
News Analysis | 7/8/2020

Stephen Bye, Tom Cullen, Dave Mayo, Jeff McSchooler and Marc Rouanne are the five men charged with building a cloud-native, open RAN 5G network for Dish Network for $10 billion.

Huawei still has no fix to being cut off from TSMC
News Analysis | 7/8/2020

Chinese vendor says it can meet current demand in the UK but fails to reassure the market that a long-term solution to US trade restrictions is in view.

Asian telcos grapple with 2G closures
News Analysis | 7/8/2020

With 5G on board, Asian telcos are now moving to shut down their 2G networks.

Eurobites: Loon's balloons go up over Kenya
News Analysis | 7/8/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Iliad founder worried over 5G scare stories; Sunrise chooses Comarch for IoT expansion; Proximus parts merge.

Verizon reiterates support for Nokia amid rumors of a Samsung swapout
News Analysis | 7/7/2020

Rosenblatt analyst Ryan Koontz said Verizon is close to replacing Nokia with Samsung as its major 5G supplier. But the company said Nokia 'continues to be an important partner.'

5G iPhone could get a big boost from US wireless carriers
News Analysis | 7/7/2020

A Wall Street analyst firm is expecting the big American wireless network operators to heavily promote the 5G iPhone this fall. But they're warning against inflated sales expectations for the gadget.

Huawei's possible demise is grounds for a UK U-turn
Morris Lore | 7/7/2020

Threatening language by China's UK ambassador is inappropriate and overlooks the perilous nature of Huawei's current predicament.

With a record number of bidders, CBRS auction estimates rise to $10B
News Analysis | 7/7/2020

The FCC's upcoming 3.5GHz CBRS spectrum auction is generating plenty of bidding interest, causing industry analysts to boost their financial forecasts for the event.

US wireless carriers hide behind masks (and that's a good thing)
DanoVision | 7/7/2020

Masks are becoming de rigueur among retail stores operated by the nation's biggest wireless network operators. But that doesn't mean every store that sells cell phones requires a mask.

Nokia and Samsung O-RAN moves put pressure on Ericsson
News Analysis | 7/7/2020

The Swedish equipment vendor is conspicuous by its absence from the recent O-RAN marketing activity.

Samsung: Our 5G RAN is now open and virtualized
News Analysis | 7/7/2020

Samsung is joining Nokia in the move to sell fully open and virtualized 5G radio access network products. Those initiatives could put pressure on Ericsson to do the same.

Australia spots a Chinese Panda in Ericsson
News Analysis | 7/7/2020

Reports in the Australian press have drawn attention to a joint venture between the Swedish vendor and a Chinese company blacklisted by the Pentagon.

Eurobites: Telefónica beefs up cybersecurity offer with Nozomi investment
News Analysis | 7/7/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: eSIM company claims 5G first; Swisscom tops eco-rankings; Openreach spreads fiber across Edinburgh.

Orange unveils new CEOs for Belgium and Poland
News Analysis | 7/7/2020

More musical chairs at the France-based group as it implements a wide-ranging reshuffle of top management at its European operations.

Dish Network's Ergen has a big appetite for 5G spectrum
News Analysis | 7/6/2020

Tucked away in Dish Network's announcement last week that it would enter the wireless industry was a promise to follow through with the $3.6 billion purchase of 800MHz spectrum from T-Mobile in 2023.

Crown Castle's small cell strategy challenged by activist investor
News Analysis | 7/6/2020

Activist hedge-fund Elliot Management – the same company that pressured AT&T – is now urging Crown Castle to make changes that would pull the company away from small cells.

Huawei now a surrogate for China threat as US gains some ground
News Analysis | 7/6/2020

The Chinese equipment vendor is being driven out of telco networks in the West as the US stays on the offensive.

Huawei alert system raised from amber to red in UK
Morris Lore | 7/6/2020

The Chinese equipment maker faces a UK ban, according to press reports, because new US sanctions make it an even bigger risk.

Eurobites: Ericsson trumpets standalone 5G NR software
News Analysis | 7/6/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Colt appoints new CCO; using drones to fix cell towers; smart home devices losing their luster in MEA.

France unlikely to ban Huawei, but will encourage operators to steer clear
News Analysis | 7/6/2020

ANSII indicates that it will limit authorizations to use Huawei equipment to between three and eight years.

Here are nine new things that 5G can do now
DanoVision | 7/3/2020

The 3GPP is expected to issue 'Release 16' of the 5G standard Friday. It will support fancy new technologies like network slicing, Integrated Access Backhaul and vehicle platooning.

Geoverse offers private LTE with its CBRS/licensed spectrum combo
News Analysis | 7/3/2020

Geoverse is looking to sell private wireless LTE offerings using a unique combination of its licensed 600MHz and 700MHz spectrum licenses and CBRS spectrum.

5G still too costly, inflexible for private network – Tencent
News Analysis | 7/3/2020

Tencent GM Wang Yachen warned an online conference audience this week that 5G needs to be more cost-effective in order to compete in B2B.

Vodafone UK readies for standalone 5G future
News Analysis | 7/3/2020

UK operator lines up Ericsson, MediaTek, Oppo and Qualcomm to help with its standalone 5G network and installs trial network at Coventry University.

Huawei ban in UK is surely just a matter of time
Morris Lore | 7/3/2020

If the Chinese vendor were not so technically gifted, it would probably have been sent packing already.

5G mmWave silence from AT&T, T-Mobile becomes deafening
DanoVision | 7/2/2020

Verizon has loudly touted its plans to expand its mmWave 5G network. But AT&T and T-Mobile have remained conspicuously silent on the topic.

Profits and power propel the open RAN security debate
DanoVision | 7/2/2020

While dozens of companies debate the US government's role in open RAN, the almighty dollar is driving the discussion.

KT chief warns of slow 5G adoption
News Analysis | 7/2/2020

KT CEO Hyeon-Mo Ku warns that slow 5G takeup means operators must switch to focusing on the enterprise.

Eurobites: Vodafone wheels 5G into West Midlands transport initiative
News Analysis | 7/2/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: T-Systems focuses on its Brot und Butter; Israel to track COVID-19 victims; Huawei provides Massive MIMO in Johannesburg.

Indian backlash against China spells opportunity for homegrown vendors
News Analysis | 7/2/2020

The Chinese are increasingly out of favor in the huge Indian market, creating opportunities for domestic and other foreign vendors.

CBRS auction creates challenges, opportunities for utility companies
News Analysis | 7/1/2020

Some utility companies may need to update their existing WiMax networks due to the CBRS auction. But they might also bid for CBRS spectrum licenses for private wireless LTE networks.

5G's future includes a cloud-native architecture complete with containers
News Analysis | 7/1/2020

Many mobile operators want 5G to be built on a cloud-native stack from the RAN to the network core.

The US won't get its Independence Day from Chinese tech
Morris Lore | 7/1/2020

US officials are promoting open RAN as an answer to China, but the technology specifications are based partly on Chinese IP.

Dish Network's Boost pricing plans show it's in a marathon, not a Sprint
News Analysis | 7/1/2020

Dish Network officially entered the wireless industry with the purchase of Sprint's Boost brand from T-Mobile. However, Dish's new Boost service plans aren't very exciting.

Dish's Marc Rouanne: Building an open RAN, greenfield 5G network
CxO Spotlight | 7/1/2020

Light Reading spoke with Marc Rouanne, who was hired late last year to construct Dish's 5G network, about the company's vendor choices so far, and how Dish is designing its planned network.

BT reports on 100 days of lockdown solitude
News Analysis | 7/1/2020

People more tech-savvy and data usage on the up, as UK lockdown reaches 100-day milestone.

Eurobites: UK hints at Huawei volte-face
News Analysis | 7/1/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom throws more cash at gaming; Three UK targets enterprise with Amdocs; EU adopts small cell rules.

Modernizing China Unicom network operations with TianShu
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 7/1/2020

TianShu enables stronger collaboration between marketing, sales, planning, network planning, procurement, network construction and ongoing operations.

Rural carriers 'stunned' by the FCC's ban on Huawei, ZTE
News Analysis | 6/30/2020

Rural wireless network operators represented by the Rural Wireless Association are taking issue with an FCC move against purchases of Huawei and ZTE equipment.

Rakuten plots global 5G landgrab as Japanese tech strikes back
News Analysis | 6/30/2020

The Japanese e-commerce company's real goal is not to become another mobile operator in Japan but to lead a global revolution.

Dish's 5G radios to come from Japan's Fujitsu
News Analysis | 6/30/2020

Dish said it will use 5G radios from Japan's Fujitsu. That's noteworthy considering radios account for a large percentage of the cost of a 5G network, and Dish had indicated its preference for US suppliers.

Light Reading virtualizing Cable Next-Gen event
Breznick Unbound | 6/30/2020

Instead of staging our usual in-person conference in Denver, we will now conduct a free, digital event over two full days in late August.

Verizon: The fastest 5G in the world – report
News Analysis | 6/30/2020

Thanks to its mmWave network, Verizon offers average 5G download speeds of roughly 500 Mbit/s, which Opensignal calculates is the fastest in the world.

Missouri farm makes hay with edge computing, private LTE
News Analysis | 6/30/2020

Trilogy Networks and its new Rural Cloud Initiative (RCI) is aiming to bring technologies like private wireless LTE networks and edge computing to rural parts of the US.

Asia cloud slowdown 'not a positive' for economic recovery
News Analysis | 6/30/2020

A new report from the ACCA shows cloud adoption across Asia is slowing down, but the reason for the slump is unclear.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Core network, Huawei and Facebook boycott
LRTV Documentaries | 6/30/2020

It's all getting a bit heated on this week's pod as the usual crew sweats the big stuff.

Eurobites: Dutch 5G auction cranks into gear
News Analysis | 6/30/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson comes up for AIR; Nokia boosts backhaul for Djezzy in Algeria; Telia goes 5G roaming.

BICS pens IoT deal with Avnet Silica
News Analysis | 6/30/2020

Industry middleman combines 'largest cellular connectivity' with IoT 'hardware expertise.'

Europe's dependence on Huawei laid bare in new study
News Analysis | 6/30/2020

A report by Strand Consult shows that some of Europe's largest operators and national incumbents have become heavily reliant on the Chinese vendor.

Microsoft locks down more IoT security with latest acquisition
News Analysis | 6/29/2020

The software giant is focusing on smart manufacturing.

US wireless carrier capex projected to grow 11% in 2021 to $35B
News Analysis | 6/29/2020

Increased spending on 5G by T-Mobile, Dish Network and others could create more opportunities for cell tower companies and wireless network equipment vendors.

Vodafone silent on Huawei as it values 5G at £158B to UK economy
Morris Lore | 6/29/2020

Greater support from government authorities will be needed if the UK is to realize the full benefits of 5G, says a new report from the UK operator.

IoT security prioritization creeps to the forefront
News Analysis | 6/29/2020

Comcast, Google, Amazon and T-Mobile are among the big names behind the Internet of Secure Things Alliance. But will driving a global standard of IoT security be enough to thwart the threat?

Eurobites: UK government faces fresh lawmakers' mutiny over Huawei
News Analysis | 6/29/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson's aboard the 5G train; Lebara chooses Openet for charging; BT fast-tracks ethnic minority employees.

Ericsson trumpets mobile core network win from Liberty Latin America
News Analysis | 6/29/2020

Sweden-based vendor says the three-year deal will focus on implementing virtualized and cloud-based mobile core network solutions to prepare the operator for new technologies.

India to test telecom gear as tension rises with China
News Analysis | 6/29/2020

Indian authorities will require some equipment to undergo mandatory tests starting in October in a move that could hold up network deployment.

Nokia lands $450M 5G contract with Taiwan Mobile
News Analysis | 6/29/2020

Finnish vendor lands a significant 5G contract with an existing customer.

5G protest movement keeps marching on
Morris Lore | 6/26/2020

The campaign against the new mobile technology flared up in Ireland this week, and it's not just about the coronavirus.

Eurobites: Ericsson tells UK it can fill void left by Huawei ban
News Analysis | 6/26/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom integrates e-SIM onto Qualcomm chipset; Telia takes control of rail signaling in Oslo; Bouygyes Telecom buys Credit Mutuel subsidiary.

Mavenir flags standalone 5G core trial with Deutsche Telekom
News Analysis | 6/26/2020

Emerging open RAN player reveals collaboration with German operator to validate what it describes as 'web-scale technologies' for the 5G standalone core.

What will Jio do with its recent windfall?
News Analysis | 6/26/2020

The Indian operator has attracted billions of dollars from a range of investments. Debt reduction might not be the only option.

Verizon's 'enhanced' 5G Home lands in Houston
News Analysis | 6/25/2020

The company also touts a repeater technology trial with Pivotal Commware designed to enhance and boost Verizon's millimeter wave 5G signals.

Singapore ties up 5G loose ends
News Analysis | 6/25/2020

Provisional 5G license winners given all-clear after doing necessary paperwork. (Oh, and Huawei is given a wide berth.)

Huawei to build new £1B UK R&D center after local council gives blessing
News Analysis | 6/25/2020

The go-ahead by authorities in Cambridgeshire will anger US officials and put further pressure on the government as it considers Huawei's future role in the UK.

How NB-IoT bombed: An IoT tale of hubris and no-show
Morris Lore | 6/25/2020

Last year, there were hardly any NB-IoT connections outside China. Just what happened to the technology that was hailed as such a revolutionary thing?

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