Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee for president, supports universal broadband, funding for 5G research and net neutrality, based on his latest position statements.
A ban on buying Huawei's 5G products starting in 2021 may have come too soon for open RAN or other non-Nordic alternatives.
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.'
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.
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.
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.
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.
Swedish vendor says it currently swaps about 100,000 mobile sites a year, more than twice the UK's installed base.
Finnish vendor says that by 2021, it will be able to instantly migrate more than 5 million 4G radio units to 5G.
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.
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.
The Chinese vendor reports growth across all three business divisions as it fights a US-led campaign against it.
The South Korean equipment giant is highly regarded on the technology front, but will legacy shortcomings and interoperability challenges block its progress?
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.
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.
Numbers aside, China has yet to prove that consumers see a value in upgrading to 5G.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Service providers in the UK have this week raised lots of unanswered questions about the cost of a Huawei ban.
New regulations set to bar US government from buying products with Huawei and ZTE components.
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 is building a global standard and benchmarking tool that can measure the risks present in each vendor's supply chain in real time.
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.
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 Forum forecasts a growing number of new entrants as the business case surrounding private enterprise networks gathers strength.
The industry is still far from turning slicing into a seamless and monetizable service.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
With 5G on board, Asian telcos are now moving to shut down their 2G networks.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Iliad founder worried over 5G scare stories; Sunrise chooses Comarch for IoT expansion; Proximus parts merge.
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.'
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.
Threatening language by China's UK ambassador is inappropriate and overlooks the perilous nature of Huawei's current predicament.
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.
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.
The Swedish equipment vendor is conspicuous by its absence from the recent O-RAN marketing activity.
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.
Reports in the Australian press have drawn attention to a joint venture between the Swedish vendor and a Chinese company blacklisted by the Pentagon.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: eSIM company claims 5G first; Swisscom tops eco-rankings; Openreach spreads fiber across Edinburgh.
More musical chairs at the France-based group as it implements a wide-ranging reshuffle of top management at its European operations.
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.
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.
The Chinese equipment vendor is being driven out of telco networks in the West as the US stays on the offensive.
The Chinese equipment maker faces a UK ban, according to press reports, because new US sanctions make it an even bigger risk.
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.
ANSII indicates that it will limit authorizations to use Huawei equipment to between three and eight years.
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 is looking to sell private wireless LTE offerings using a unique combination of its licensed 600MHz and 700MHz spectrum licenses and CBRS spectrum.
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.
UK operator lines up Ericsson, MediaTek, Oppo and Qualcomm to help with its standalone 5G network and installs trial network at Coventry University.
If the Chinese vendor were not so technically gifted, it would probably have been sent packing already.
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.
While dozens of companies debate the US government's role in open RAN, the almighty dollar is driving the discussion.
KT CEO Hyeon-Mo Ku warns that slow 5G takeup means operators must switch to focusing on the enterprise.
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.
The Chinese are increasingly out of favor in the huge Indian market, creating opportunities for domestic and other foreign vendors.
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.
Many mobile operators want 5G to be built on a cloud-native stack from the RAN to the network core.
US officials are promoting open RAN as an answer to China, but the technology specifications are based partly on Chinese IP.
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.
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.
People more tech-savvy and data usage on the up, as UK lockdown reaches 100-day milestone.
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.
TianShu enables stronger collaboration between marketing, sales, planning, network planning, procurement, network construction and ongoing operations.
Rural wireless network operators represented by the Rural Wireless Association are taking issue with an FCC move against purchases of Huawei and ZTE equipment.
The Japanese e-commerce company's real goal is not to become another mobile operator in Japan but to lead a global revolution.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A new report from the ACCA shows cloud adoption across Asia is slowing down, but the reason for the slump is unclear.
It's all getting a bit heated on this week's pod as the usual crew sweats the big stuff.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson comes up for AIR; Nokia boosts backhaul for Djezzy in Algeria; Telia goes 5G roaming.
Industry middleman combines 'largest cellular connectivity' with IoT 'hardware expertise.'
A report by Strand Consult shows that some of Europe's largest operators and national incumbents have become heavily reliant on the Chinese vendor.
The software giant is focusing on smart manufacturing.
Increased spending on 5G by T-Mobile, Dish Network and others could create more opportunities for cell tower companies and wireless network equipment vendors.
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.
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?
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson's aboard the 5G train; Lebara chooses Openet for charging; BT fast-tracks ethnic minority employees.
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.
Indian authorities will require some equipment to undergo mandatory tests starting in October in a move that could hold up network deployment.
Finnish vendor lands a significant 5G contract with an existing customer.
The campaign against the new mobile technology flared up in Ireland this week, and it's not just about the coronavirus.
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.
Emerging open RAN player reveals collaboration with German operator to validate what it describes as 'web-scale technologies' for the 5G standalone core.
The Indian operator has attracted billions of dollars from a range of investments. Debt reduction might not be the only option.
The company also touts a repeater technology trial with Pivotal Commware designed to enhance and boost Verizon's millimeter wave 5G signals.
Provisional 5G license winners given all-clear after doing necessary paperwork. (Oh, and Huawei is given a wide berth.)
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.
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?