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Charter in Talks to Use Comcast's 'Flex' Streaming Platform
News Analysis | 10/25/2019

Those discussions appear to stem from broader talks centered on licensing Comcast's X1 platform.

Pivotal Tackles FWA 'Shadowing' as It Readies 5G Products
News Analysis | 10/25/2019

Pivotal will release its first commercial millimeter-wave 28GHz subscriber units in December this year.

Aurora Insight Nets $18M in VC Funding for Spectrum Mapping Tool
News Analysis | 10/25/2019

Startup Aurora Insight said it raised $18 million in a Series A round of funding from the likes of Alsop Louie Partners, True Ventures, Tippet Venture Partners, Revolution's Rise of the Rest Seed Fund, Promus Ventures, Alumni Ventures Group, ValueStream Ventures and Intellectus Partners.

Cinia Seeks Partners for Arctic Rollout
News Analysis | 10/25/2019

Finnish firm plans a 10,500km cable route crossing the Russian north coast to Asia, but is it viable?

Eurobites: UK govt offers £500M carrot to sort out mobile's rural 'not-spots'
News Analysis | 10/25/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Allison Kirkby heads back over the bridge; ARM plans to continue doing business with Huawei; Q3 revenue falls at Proximus and KPN.

Podcast: Windstream's Layne Levine, SD-WAN Machine
The Philter | 10/25/2019

'This is the next big technology transformation in the communications world and I think it's going to completely upend some companies' business models.'

The Impact of AI on Jobs: Some Non-Linear Thinking
Shades of Ray | 10/25/2019

Sensational media coverage of AI can make people feel nervous about their employment prospects, so a more rational view of the relationship between AI and jobs is need, notes Tractica's Mark Beccue.

Early Usage of 5G Off the Charts, but Profits May Not Be
DanoVision | 10/25/2019

Sprint confirmed that its first 5G customers are consuming three to five times more data than its 4G customers. This certainly indicates demand, but it also raises questions about how operators will profit from 5G.

Squashed Juniper Could Use Some Tonic
News Analysis | 10/25/2019

The ailing equipment vendor suffers its tenth consecutive quarter of decline in the service provider market and is losing market share, according to one analyst.

MWC Los Angeles: When 5G Hits the Fan
LRTV Documentaries | 10/24/2019

Light Reading's Mike Dano and Phil Harvey recap MWC Los Angeles. The show touted big business as a 5G catalyst. So where were the enterprise heavy hitters?

Sony Seeking to Sell PlayStation Vue – Report
News Analysis | 10/24/2019

Putting PS Vue on the block could mark the start of a shakeout in an overcrowded market of virtual MVPDs that are struggling to gain and retain subs amid ongoing suffering in the broader US pay-TV sector.

Rogers still not igniting video sub growth
News Analysis | 10/24/2019

Rogers' video subscriber losses continue to rise even as it moves ahead with its rollout of Ignite TV, a syndicated version of Comcast's cloud-based X1 video platform.

Comcast Exploring Spectrum Options
News Analysis | 10/24/2019

Among the still-cryptic components of Comcast's grander wireless plans, the cable op confirms it is testing dual-SIM technologies as it weighs ways to offload MVNO traffic and boost its mobile economics.

India's Ailing BSNL & MTNL Get Revival Package
News Analysis | 10/24/2019

Indian authorities have promised a rescue package for the country's struggling state-backed operators.

Comcast's Video Business Hit as Broadband Soars in Q3
News Analysis | 10/24/2019

Cable operator drops 222,000 video subs amid a gain of 359,000 residential broadband customers and 204,000 Xfinity Mobile lines.

Orange's Isch on New Enterprise Customer Demands for SD-WAN
LRTV Interviews | 10/24/2019

John Isch says today enterprises are demanding improved application performance and user experience for their SD-WAN services.

China Broadband Seeks Path Back to Profit
News Analysis | 10/24/2019

China's broadband market has been in a funk, but improvements could be around the corner.

Huawei has everything to lose with Telenor Norway
News Analysis | 10/24/2019

Squeezed out of business with rival Telia, the Chinese vendor could suffer another setback unless Telenor opts for a single-vendor 5G strategy.

The Rise & Rise of Private Networks
LRTV Interviews | 10/24/2019

Ahead of the upcoming 'Private Networks in a 5G World' event in London, Heavy Reading principal analyst Gabriel Brown explains why the arrival of 5G is lighting a fire under the private networks sector.

Nokia Aims for Better 5G Days as Investors Panic
News Analysis | 10/24/2019

The Finnish vendor appears to have lost its way against Huawei and Ericsson in the 5G market and is under serious pressure to prove its doubters wrong.

Teridion Takes Its SD-WAN Service to China
News Analysis | 10/24/2019

Teridion can now offer its enterprise customers a 'compliant' cloud-based SD-WAN service in mainland China.

Eurobites: GSMA Wants Europe to Catch the Millimeter Wave
News Analysis | 10/24/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange promotes startups and more in Russia and Senegal; ADVA's Q3 hit by US trade policy; Deutsche Telekom defends its smart speaker set-up.

Nokia shares nosedive 23% on 5G woes
News Analysis | 10/24/2019

Finnish vendor was trading at its lowest point in at least five years this morning after a gloomy update and signs it is struggling against 5G rivals.

Here Are the US Military's Plans for 5G
News Analysis | 10/23/2019

The US Department of Defense released its plans to test 5G technology for applications such as VR training and warehouse logistics.

Verizon, Corning Team for 5G in Factories
News Analysis | 10/23/2019

Verizon and Corning plan to install 5G in Corning's fiber-making plant in Hickory, N.C., to test what the technology can do in a manufacturing environment.

5G Discourse Veering Ever So Slightly Toward Xenophobia
DanoVision | 10/23/2019

While some companies have been loudly touting their reliance on US suppliers, it's unclear how far that trend might progress before causing concerns among international suppliers.

T-Mobile to Launch Lowband 5G Earlier Than Previously Scheduled
News Analysis | 10/23/2019

T-Mobile said it will launch 5G on its 600MHz spectrum to 200 million Americans by the end of this year, ahead of previous expectations.

Wander rides millimeter waves for $25 broadband
News Analysis | 10/23/2019

With an initial focus on the Los Angeles area, Wander is pitching an uncapped, 50-meg broadband service that takes aim at incumbents such as Charter, Frontier and AT&T.

Disney+ to Rake in 8M Subs 'Out of the Gate' – Analyst
The Bauminator | 10/23/2019

A blend of solid content and aggressive promotions and discounts could help the new streaming service rise to 18 million subs worldwide by the end of Disney's fiscal 2020.

Making the Case for 5G
News Analysis | 10/23/2019

5G business models are emerging – including some pleasant surprises – even though the technology is still in its infancy.

Orange CEO: Telecom Supply Chain at Risk
News Analysis | 10/23/2019

The boss of France's biggest operator warns the industry that fragmentation of the market could be a costly disaster for the global 5G standard.

AT&T, Vodafone team up to make NB-IoT less dull
News Analysis | 10/23/2019

European and US operators announce a new roaming agreement that could spark the interest of customers with transatlantic operations.

Eurobites: Bonnier Acquisition Still on Track, Says Telia
News Analysis | 10/23/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telenor earnings down in Q3; Deutsche Telekom unit goes large on blockchain; Nokia's new switches tweaked for 5G cloud RAN.

Huawei in 'Early' Talks to License Its 5G Tech to a 'Couple' of US Companies
News Analysis | 10/23/2019

Huawei VP says the company has started discussing the licensing of its 5G technology to a couple of unnamed US companies.

Gogo Goes All-American for 5G Network
News Analysis | 10/23/2019

After getting burned using equipment from China's ZTE for a 4G upgrade, Gogo will tap Cisco, Airspan and First RF for a 5G network that will beam Internet connections to airplanes.

Sprint (Finally) Enters the NB-IoT Business
News Analysis | 10/23/2019

Sprint is last of the big four mobile carriers to roll out an NB-IoT network in the US.

Sprint Boasts of 5G Expansion… but Not Too Much
News Analysis | 10/22/2019

Sprint says its new 5G network is much faster than its 4G network, and bigger than any other 5G network in the country. But Sprint still argues that its merger with T-Mobile is necessary for a wider 5G network.

Like Deadpool, ZTE is hideously disfigured but alive
Morris Lore | 10/22/2019

The Chinese equipment vendor has lost 20% of staff and is smaller than it was four years ago, but it keeps on going.

DoJ Sizing Up Comcast's Starz-Epix Swapout – Report
News Analysis | 10/22/2019

The US Department of Justice is reportedly looking into Comcast's decision to remove Starz from select Xfinity TV packages as tensions mount over pricing and the streaming options now available to premium programmers.

Verizon to give away Disney+ to mobile, home broadband subs
News Analysis | 10/22/2019

As the exclusive wireless partner for Disney+, Verizon will offer a free year of the OTT service to new and existing 4G and 5G unlimited subs, as well as to new Fios and 5G Home Internet customers.

Are MEF's SD-WAN Specs Enough?
Column | 10/22/2019

The MEF 70 service attribute standard for the SD-WAN industry is good... but is it enough?

Vodafone Idea plots cloud BSS future with Optiva
News Analysis | 10/22/2019

The Indian operator is trying out the BSS specialist's cloud-based charging system at its commercial operations in the Punjab as part of its back-office evolution strategy.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Q3 Numbers, BBWF & New iPhone
LRTV Documentaries | 10/22/2019

On this week's podcast: Earnings updates; Broadband World Forum thoughts; and Iain's new iPhone.

China's Rigged Telecom Market Keeps Nordic Firms in Huawei's Shadow
Morris Lore | 10/22/2019

Ericsson and Nokia remain extras on the set of China's mobile infrastructure drama, and Huawei's starring role supports its overseas ambitions.

Eurobites: Scrapping of Rights Issue Casts More Doubt on Swiss Sunrise-UPC Deal
News Analysis | 10/22/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Three UK pilots LPWA network; Ericsson wants to accelerate 5G RAN with Nvidia; BICS extends European footprint.

T-Mobile Flips Colorado in Pursuit of Sprint Merger
News Analysis | 10/21/2019

After receiving new promises from both Dish Network and T-Mobile, Colorado joined Mississippi in reversing its position and supporting the proposed merger of Sprint and T-Mobile.

Verizon Relaunches Fixed Wireless Service With 5G NR, DIY Installs
News Analysis | 10/21/2019

Verizon turns to self installations and the 5G NR specification for its refreshed 5G Home fixed wireless Internet service.

Startup Wants to Help ISPs Turn Smart Home Customer Care Into a Profit Center
News Analysis | 10/21/2019

Fresh off a $9 million funding round, Sweepr aims to help its ISP partners offer customer care as a service to makers of smart home devices and appliances.

China Operators Brace for Portability
News Analysis | 10/21/2019

Will the introduction of mobile number portability threaten China Mobile's dominant position?

DT's Access 4.0 Team Loses Its Cherry & Hits the Eggnog
News Analysis | 10/21/2019

The German operator has a long list of vendors identified for its software-enabled broadband access project. What could possibly go wrong?

Vodafone Idea Hires Red Hat for 5G 'Universal Cloud'
News Analysis | 10/21/2019

India's Vodafone Idea has selected a range of Red Hat software products, including its OpenStack, to build a 'Universal Cloud' spanning more than 100 data centers.

From Virtualization to Containerization
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 10/21/2019

A new set of NFV challenges is emerging as operators plan the shift towards cloud-native applications and a container-based strategy.

Eurobites: Ericsson Adds Brain-Power to Its RAN Technology
News Analysis | 10/21/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: VEON trials 5G in Kazakhstan; T-Systems launches private cloud trial with VMware; Openet and Evergent combine on BSS.

The Wait for NB-IoT in the US
News Analysis | 10/21/2019

T-Mobile is the only operator that has announced customers using NB-IoT so far.

EdgePresence Joins Rush to Build Mini Data Centers for Tower Companies
News Analysis | 10/21/2019

EdgePresence is joining a number of other data center providers in looking to build mini data centers in locations around the country.

Podcast: Orange Silicon Valley's Will Barkis on Smart Cities
The Philter | 10/21/2019

Smart cities are taking shape in small ways, as the technology develops and makes its way to market. Orange Silicon Valley's Will Barkis discusses some of the newer tech he's seeing, where it might be used and privacy concerns that come up.

CenturyLink's Anil Simlot: Evolving the Service Provider Edge
LRTV Interviews | 10/21/2019

CenturyLink's Anil Simlot discusses how the carrier is evolving its edge computing platform from housing virtualized network functions to hosting larger, more dynamic IT workloads.

Dish Network Seeks Companies to Build Its 5G Network
News Analysis | 10/21/2019

Dish Network plans to release its third RFP for its planned 5G network, this one focusing on the physical work that will be required to install its antennas on top of cell towers.

India's RJio Is Still Adding 10M Customers a Month
News Analysis | 10/21/2019

The Indian operator continues to record dramatic increases in subscriber numbers, but customers are spending less.

Crown Castle: No Plans for Edge Data Centers
News Analysis | 10/18/2019

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
News Analysis | 10/18/2019

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
News Analysis | 10/18/2019

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
News Analysis | 10/18/2019

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
News Analysis | 10/18/2019

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
News Analysis | 10/18/2019

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
WiCipedia | 10/18/2019

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
News Analysis | 10/18/2019

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
News Analysis | 10/17/2019

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
News Analysis | 10/17/2019

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

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
News Analysis | 10/17/2019

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

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
News Analysis | 10/17/2019

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

One of the industry's most well known and respected figures, analyst Michael Howard, has passed away.

Eurobites: O2 UK Flips the 5G Switch
News Analysis | 10/17/2019

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
News Analysis | 10/17/2019

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
News Analysis | 10/17/2019

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

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

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
News Analysis | 10/16/2019

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

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

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
News Analysis | 10/16/2019

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
News Analysis | 10/16/2019

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
News Analysis | 10/16/2019

Red Hat is building new automation tools for developers into its OpenShift Kubernetes platform.

Eurobites: AWS Cloud Is a Drug, Says French Minister
News Analysis | 10/16/2019

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%
News Analysis | 10/16/2019

Chinese equipment giant posts dramatic growth in numbers despite US penalties.

The Evolution of Mobile Backhaul, Edge Computing
LRTV Interviews | 10/16/2019

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
News Analysis | 10/16/2019

5G services could arrive quickly after an auction of important midband spectrum.

Beware Systems Integrator Lock-In, Open Source Dependency
News Analysis | 10/16/2019

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
News Analysis | 10/16/2019

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
News Analysis | 10/15/2019

FCC regulations haven't yet caught up with startups' 5G plans.

Google Launches Pixel 4 Smartphone
News Analysis | 10/15/2019

All major US mobile operators will carry the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL.

Verizon Wants a prpl Tinge to Its Residential Gateways
News Analysis | 10/15/2019

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
News Analysis | 10/15/2019

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
News Analysis | 10/15/2019

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
News Analysis | 10/15/2019

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.

Quectel Claims 5G Data Call With Millimeter-Wave IoT Module
News Analysis | 10/15/2019

Quectel tests 5G IoT mmWave module, AsusTek slated to use it in next-gen laptops.

Next-Generation Fixed Networks: The Other 5G
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 10/15/2019

It's not just about mobile, you know...

Red Hat Sprucing OpenShift for Network Functions on Kubernetes
News Analysis | 10/15/2019

Red Hat readies its Kubernetes platform, OpenShift, for network functions.

Startup Celona Targets Private LTE & 5G for Enterprise
News Analysis | 10/15/2019

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
News Analysis | 10/15/2019

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
News Analysis | 10/14/2019

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

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
News Analysis | 10/14/2019

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
News Analysis | 10/14/2019

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
News Analysis | 10/14/2019

The Chinese equipment giant has a new plan for shaping the development of optical access technology.

Why Many Operators Just Can't Quit 2G
News Analysis | 10/14/2019

Like old-fashioned rock and roll, 2G just refuses to die.

India Opens 5G Door to Huawei at IMC
News Analysis | 10/14/2019

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.

Eurobites: Telenor Takes 5G to the Arctic
News Analysis | 10/14/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: VodafoneZiggo virtualizes with Amdocs; Batelco analyzes with Ericsson; the Queen lays down the law on UK broadband.

Post-ECOC 2019: Optical Networking Beyond the Thunderdome
Column | 10/14/2019

It's like Mad Max in the optical networking space, with every group of participants – optical transceiver vendors, chip manufacturers, systems OEMs and even end customers – all fighting their own war.

ZenFi CEO: More Small Cells on the Way in NYC
News Analysis | 10/11/2019

ZenFi's CEO says that 1000s more small cells are waiting to be approved in the NYC area.

Maine Returns Serve in Cable TV à la Carte Lawsuit
News Analysis | 10/11/2019

Says a preliminary injunction against Maine's new law sought by Comcast and programmers is based on 'purely hypothetical' allegations, as state towns have no present plan to act upon or enforce the new law.

Comcast's Virtual Access Network Rolls Into Multiple Markets, Spans 100K+ Customers
News Analysis | 10/11/2019

Top Comcast execs discuss the benefits and capabilities of the company's new virtual access network and how Comcast is applying lessons from its cloud-based X1 platform.

WiCipedia: Tech's Litigation 'Wake-Up Call' & Gates Donates $1B for Gender Equality
WiCipedia | 10/11/2019

This week in our WiC roundup: Lawsuits may be tech's 'wake-up call'; coming out as trans in tech; Melinda Gates dedicates cash for a cause; and more.

Eurobites: Openreach Talks Up the Fiber Effect
News Analysis | 10/11/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT launches 5G service; Amsterdam Internet Exchange upgrades with Pluribus; Ericsson helps fight diabetes in the UAE.

Equinix Debuts $1B+ Hypercloud Gambit
News Analysis | 10/11/2019

Equinix is looking to host data centers for hypercloud providers like Amazon Web Services and Microsoft, in a joint venture with a Singaporean investment fund.

Key Takeaways From 5G Transport & the Edge
LRTV Interviews | 10/11/2019

What were some of the key takeaways from Light Reading's 5G Transport & the Edge event in New York City? Two sober (just) editors chew the fat...

Comcast Blames Software Glitch for Broadband Data Meter Error
News Analysis | 10/10/2019

In a small edge case that affected about 2,000 customers, Comcast says it fixed the technical issue and is crediting affected accounts for any erroneous charges and giving those subs an additional $50 credit.

Verizon to Use 'Integrated Access Backhaul' for Fiber-Less 5G
News Analysis | 10/10/2019

Verizon plans to make use of a new technology that would allow the operator to deploy 5G transmitters into locations where fiber is not available.

T-Mobile Takes Sprint Merger Battle Down to State Level
News Analysis | 10/10/2019

T-Mobile recently inked two separate agreements with two state attorneys general to get support for its proposed merger with Sprint. How far will T-Mobile go to get the deal approved?

Apollo Proposes DirecTV Spinout, Combo With Dish – Report
News Analysis | 10/10/2019

Private equity firm has pitched a restructuring that would spin off DirecTV and combine it with Dish under a new company that would be controlled by AT&T, Fox Business says.

TM Pitches to Build Malaysia's National 5G Network
News Analysis | 10/10/2019

Malaysia's fixed-line incumbent wants to be the country's only operator of a 5G network.

Europe Sounds Alarm About 'Single Supplier' 5G Deals
News Analysis | 10/10/2019

Recent deals signed by the likes of Telia, Three and Telecom Italia are under an uncomfortable spotlight after the publication of a new report about 5G security.

SUSE Dumps OpenStack
News Analysis | 10/10/2019

The open source vendor is giving up its OpenStack business to focus on application delivery.

Eurobites: Sunrise, Huawei Claim 5G Speed Record
News Analysis | 10/10/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: MVNO Effortel lands bank job; EU considers new 'security paradigm'; European lobby groups want more flexibility on privacy regulations.

MWC Los Angeles Won't Get a 5G Bump
News Analysis | 10/10/2019

The GSMA expects to attract roughly the same number of attendees to its Los Angeles event – between 22,000 and 23,000 – this year as it did in 2018, despite the introduction of 5G in the US market.

Seven Things We Learned at Cable-Tec Expo
The Bauminator | 10/10/2019

The 10G future is in sight, HFC has gas in the tank, Comcast is getting serious about network virtualization, DOCSIS's pioneers get recognized and more from last week's show in The Big Easy.

Altice cooks up RDK-powered broadband gateways
News Analysis | 10/10/2019

Altice Labs has introduced a family of broadband gateways for DOCSIS and FTTP networks that utilizes an open source software platform managed by a joint venture of Comcast, Liberty Global & Charter.

AT&T to Begin Standalone 5G Rollout Next Year
News Analysis | 10/9/2019

AT&T plans to deploy standalone 5G in 2020, which will boost enterprise applications for 5G.

AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon Stand Up for mmWave Auction, but Cable Is MIA Again
News Analysis | 10/9/2019

Some of the nation's biggest telecom companies – including AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and Dish Network – appear to be planning to participate in the FCC's upcoming mmWave spectrum auction. But big cable companies are missing in action.

China Optical Vendors Take a Hit From Fiber Glut
News Analysis | 10/9/2019

Fiber saturation has dampened demand this year, but the arrival of 5G means the downturn may be short-lived.

BT gives convergence another bash, but 'Halo' looks far from heavenly
News Analysis | 10/9/2019

A push into bundles is not going to guarantee success for the ailing UK telco amid a blizzard of competitive and regulatory challenges.

SCTE 2019: Music, Food & Cable Tech
LRTV Documentaries | 10/9/2019

Alan Breznick gives you a tour of New Orleans... from inside the convention center.

AT&T, Verizon Cheer Broadband Maps – Except for 5G
News Analysis | 10/9/2019

AT&T and Verizon have voiced support for the FCC's efforts to obtain accurate maps of broadband access in the US. But they argued 5G should not be included in those maps.

VMware Wraps $2.1B Carbon Black Acquisition
News Analysis | 10/9/2019

VMware says adding the endpoint security provider to its cloud stack will help network operators prevent attacks, rather than reacting to them.

Eurobites: Telia & Nokia Launch 5G FWA in Finland
News Analysis | 10/9/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nuage Networks finds SD-WAN love in Bahrain; Vodafone closes stores, but not in the UK; MegaFon sets up e-commerce JV with Alibaba and friends.

Antronix: Industry Leader for 40 Years & Counting
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase | 10/9/2019

Antronix President Neil Tang looks at the company's continuing legacy of leading cable industry technology.

Finnish Startup Goes Underground to Measure Soil Conditions
News Analysis | 10/9/2019

Finnish agricultural IoT startup Soil Scout works with DT on underground sensors, grabs an undisclosed round of funding.

AT&T's Wheelus: From Mechanization to Automation
News Analysis | 10/9/2019

Much of what's talked about as automation is actually mechanization, says AT&T's Amy Wheelus, and the distinction is key as telcos head into the 5G world.

MyRepublic: 'Redefining the Economics of Telco'
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 10/8/2019

Fixed broadband service provider developed its own OSS and BSS systems, a move that gives it cost efficiencies compared with traditional systems and advanced data analysis capabilities, according to its executives.

Charter Hopes to Hit Business Services Bullseye With Bill Archer Hire
News Analysis | 10/8/2019

Exec late of Ireland's eir Group and AT&T named EVP and president of Spectrum Enterprise, succeeding the retiring Phil Meeks.

Forward Networks Raises $35M to Help Operators Check On Enterprise Networks
News Analysis | 10/8/2019

Startup is hoping to sell telcos new technology to peek into the operations of enterprise networks.

5G Will Save Semiconductor Industry, IHS Predicts
News Analysis | 10/8/2019

The global semiconductor industry is nearing the trough of a massive decline due to oversupply issues, but according to a new report from IHS Markit | Technology, 5G will help rectify the situation.

Network Convergence Revolution to Drive Speed & Efficiency, CommScope CTO Says
CxO Spotlight | 10/8/2019

Distributed architectures and other common, underlying technologies and techniques are also starting to span across both wired and wireless networks, Morgan Kurk says.

Telia Norway goes all Ericsson on 5G and dumps Huawei
News Analysis | 10/8/2019

The Norwegian operator will eventually have an all-Ericsson radio access network for all the different technologies, a senior executive tells Light Reading.

Eurobites: Cellnex buys Arqiva's towers unit for £2B
News Analysis | 10/8/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Netcracker lands OSS deal with Deutsche Telekom; Nokia hopes to make squillions from Quillion chipset; Telia Norway goes all in with Ericsson for 5G RAN.

Verizon & NEC Pioneer Traffic Sensing on Existing Fiber
News Analysis | 10/8/2019

Verizon says it could deploy the smart city traffic monitoring system nationwide in the future.

The LiDAR at the End of the Tunnel
Column | 10/8/2019

An analyst firm is at odds with industry execs on how quickly the market for LiDAR applications will take off. Several companies that supply the telco industry are making bets that LiDAR will pay off soon.

US May Fund Ericsson, Nokia in Huawei Fight – Report
News Analysis | 10/8/2019

The Trump administration is also taking a close interest in open RAN technologies, and proponents such as Altiostar, as it looks to support alternatives to the Chinese equipment giant.

Billionaire Michael Dell Backs New Call for 5G in 12GHz Spectrum
News Analysis | 10/8/2019

Through his family's private investment firm, billionaire Michael Dell is pushing the FCC to enact new rules that would allow 5G operations in the 12GHz spectrum band.

Wireless Carriers Seed Inventors to Spur 5G Growth
News Analysis | 10/7/2019

T-Mobile is the latest carrier to look for ways to encourage inventors and other entrepreneurs to develop new products and services for 5G.

Former Comcast Exec Named CTO of MediaKind
News Analysis | 10/7/2019

Allen Broome comes on board as the video software company explores the development of a virtualized, software-as-a-service model for the OTT and pay-TV service provider market.

Matt Strauss to Head NBCU's New OTT Service
News Analysis | 10/7/2019

Strauss, a longtime Comcast exec, has been named chairman of Peacock, a streaming service set to launch in the spring of 2020.

Vodafone CEO 'Fast Tracks' OpenRAN in Challenge to Ericsson, Huawei, Nokia
News Analysis | 10/7/2019

One of the telecom's industry's top executives is backing trials of open RAN technology as a way of bringing more competition into the network market.

China Telcos Rack Up 9M 5G Advance Subs
News Analysis | 10/7/2019

But the telcos are not displaying enough 5G ambition for some government authorities.

Evolving Service Assurance to Support 5G
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 10/7/2019

Among the many considerations facing network operators as they make the leap into the 5G world, service assurance is right up there with the toughest, as CSP executives will explain at the upcoming Software-Driven Operations summit in London.

MEF, ONUG Join Hands on Enterprise SD-WAN
News Analysis | 10/7/2019

The groups, representing service providers and enterprises, are teaming on SD-WAN specifications to help telcos satisfy enterprise needs – and make money doing it.

Podcast: Pizza & the Potential of 5G & Edge Computing
Kelsey's Grammar | 10/7/2019

Mike Dano explains how Verizon and other service providers speaking at the 5G Transport & the Edge event are well positioned to talk about edge computing, transport and traffic routing.

Eurobites: Openreach Trials New Approaches to FTTP
News Analysis | 10/7/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UAE's du happy with Huawei; Vodafone trials OpenRAN in the UK; Ericsson upgrades in Madagascar.

Ossia Readies Wireless Power for IoT Asset Tracking at Walmart
News Analysis | 10/4/2019

Ossia is working to commercialize its Forever Tracker with T-Mobile and Xirgo.

Can cable bridge the 'GAP'?
News Analysis | 10/4/2019

Charter and a group of vendors are championing a node standardization initiative called the Generic Access Platform that's showing signs of promise, but the effort needs more buy-in from suppliers and MSOs.

At Vonage, It's Not Just About Technology
LRTV Interviews | 10/4/2019

Sanjay Srinivasan, Vonage VP and chief architect, talks with Light Reading's Mitch Wagner about the company's VoIP strategy and explains why SD-WAN is important to Vonage.

Telcos Must Get More Enterprising in 5G
Column | 10/4/2019

A new study from BearingPoint shows that CSPs have a lot of work ahead of them if they are to appeal to enterprise customers.

For Trump's Attack Dogs, There's No Stopping Huawei
News Analysis | 10/4/2019

Most governments and operators have shown little inclination to heed US warnings about the consequences of using Chinese suppliers.

WiCipedia: Tech's Tipping Point, Speaking Up & Surging STEM Job Applicants
WiCipedia | 10/4/2019

This week in our WiC roundup: Tech jobs at non-tech companies; speaking up at work; STEM jobs might not require tech-specific college degrees, and more.

Eurobites: Telefónica Wheels 5G Into the Operating Theater
News Analysis | 10/4/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: 5G arrives at London train stations; EBU wants 5G-Broadcast mode; UK doesn't want Facebook encryption.

US Cellular Plots 600MHz 5G in Iowa & Wisconson in Early 2020
News Analysis | 10/4/2019

The fifth-largest mobile carrier in the US will be one of the first in the country with lowband 5G.

Bigleaf Receives Divine Inspiration for SMB SD-WAN
News Analysis | 10/4/2019

Bigleaf provides cloud-based SD-WAN as a service for small businesses with big connectivity needs, inspired by a conversation with a church IT director.

Like Politics, All 5G Is Local
News Analysis | 10/4/2019

Denver city officials acknowledge that 5G could dramatically improve residents' lives, but ongoing concerns over permitting for and radiation from 5G cell sites remain obstacles.

Telecom Acronyms Going OTT (TAGO)
LRTV Documentaries | 10/4/2019


VEON Digs Into Digital Diversity
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 10/4/2019

The Eurasian operator has flipped its digital strategy to give greater autonomy to its geographically diverse operating companies.

The 'Ostiguide' to Observability
LRTV Interviews | 10/4/2019

At 5G Asia, Accedian's founder and Executive Chairman Patrick Ostiguy explains the difference between 'observability' and visibility for monitoring and service assurance of 5G networks.

Edge Technology Options & Deployment Models
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 10/3/2019

With hype around all things 'edge' on the rise, Heavy Reading launched a research study to gain a realistic understanding of how edge computing will affect the future of network connectivity.

Latest TiVo-Comcast Patent Scrum Ends in Draw
News Analysis | 10/3/2019

Both sides declare victory in mixed court opinion centered on a TiVo video search patent.

Frontier's Irwin on the Security Benefits of Managed SD-WAN
LRTV Documentaries | 10/3/2019

DALLAS -- Scott Irwin, senior director of SD-WAN for Frontier Communications, explains how Frontier's customers are increasingly moving to a more centralized managed SD-WAN platform.

Trump Praises Finland's Nokia While Touting US 5G Leadership
News Analysis | 10/3/2019

President Trump called out Nokia and its US operations during a press event with Finland's president. The CWA union wasted no time in calling out the situation.

Mavenir opens radio R&D unit in Ericsson's backyard
News Analysis | 10/3/2019

When the time came to open a new R&D facility focused on radio technology, the US software company could find no better place than Stockholm.

Ciena Agrees to Buy Centina, Keeps Kicking OSS
The Philter | 10/3/2019

Ciena's latest acquisition is another piece of a larger back office puzzle for carriers, but the vendor said it's not aiming to become the new OSS stack.

NBN faces penalties but deeper issues can't be fixed
News Analysis | 10/3/2019

Australia's national broadband network faces rising costs while customers remain unhappy.

Facebook's TIP Is Desperate to Add Friends
News Analysis | 10/3/2019

Three and a half years after its birth, the Telecom Infra Project is trying to be more collaborative than confrontational.

Eurobites: Deutsche Telekom & Audi Seek Vorsprung Durch 5G
News Analysis | 10/3/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT lands Spanish government deal; Ericsson completes on Kathrein; Sparkle boosts its presence in Milan; French facial recognition.

Spectrum Enterprise's Gunnar Peters Looks Ahead
LRTV Interviews | 10/3/2019

Gunnar Peters from Spectrum Enterprise discusses how the company listens to customers and decides what services to offer next.

Revamping the IT Stack for 5G
LRTV Interviews | 10/3/2019

At the recent 5G Asia event in Singapore, MATRIXX Software CTO Marc Price talked about the importance of cloud-native functionality as service providers revamp their IT stacks as part of their 5G strategies.

Charter Envisions a Fixed Wireless Triple-Play With CBRS
News Analysis | 10/2/2019

Charter's Craig Cowden expands on the MSO's interests and intentions involving the CBRS band and provides updates on the company's recent set of fixed wireless, mobile-facing 'dual-SIM' market trials.

ETSI Tackles AI Security
News Analysis | 10/2/2019

New specification group at ETSI is 'exceptionally important,' says industry analyst.

TiVo Debuts Pricey Connected DVR Lineup, Ad-Supported Streaming Service
News Analysis | 10/2/2019

Company adds TiVo Edge models for cable customers and cord-cutters, tags content partners for soon-to-launch ad-based OTT service called TiVo+.

Six Months of 5G: What We've Learned From South Korea
News Analysis | 10/2/2019

What has gone well and what has gone badly for South Korea's early 5G movers?

Meet ZenKey: Telcos' Doomed Single Sign-On Service
DanoVision | 10/2/2019

ZenKey is the new 'single sign-on' service from the nation's four big wireless network operators. If history is any indication, it won't last long.

Eurobites: Openreach Looks Further Down the Fiber Road
News Analysis | 10/2/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone UK shares 4G spectrum to help bridge rural connectivity divide; Finnish president endures face-time with Trump to thrash out 5G options; smart lighting gets a bit smarter.

Inside T-Mobile's new 'Home Internet' business
DanoVision | 10/2/2019

A deep dive into T-Mobile's fixed wireless service over LTE - complete with detailed commentary from a current customer - offers some interesting insights into what it means for Internet service in the future.

The Importance of Culture Management in a 5G World
LRTV Interviews | 10/2/2019

At the 5G Asia event in Singapore, Ericsson's Rodrigo Beyer Fernandez outlines the cultural changes needed in telco IT operations teams, and the importance of automation, as network operators embrace 5G.

Net Neutrality Is Dead Yet Again
The Philter | 10/1/2019

States still have the option of enacting their own net neutrality regulations following today's DC Circuit Court of Appeals ruling upholding the FCC rollback of net neutrality rules.

Mentor Spotlight: MATRIXX's Founder on 5G's 'Tremendous' Impact for Women in Comms
Kelsey's Grammar | 10/1/2019

MATRIXX's Founder Jennifer Kyriakakis says 5G will enable the creation of many new opportunities in the telecom industry, especially around microservices, networking, automation and security.

HFC may never die
News Analysis | 10/1/2019

The cable industry, in partnership with CableLabs, is exploring how to deliver services at 6GHz and beyond, Cox exec says.

Alaska's Rakuten Preps for 4G Launch
News Analysis | 10/1/2019

Japan's Rakuten isn't the only operator in the world building a new, greenfield wireless network with an open, software-powered architecture: OptimERA is working to do the same in a tiny part of Alaska.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: KPN, 5G Core Summit & Huawei
LRTV Documentaries | 10/1/2019

This week: Dutch ructions at KPN; 5G core, baby; and some good news for Huawei!

Podcast: Where 5G May Be in 5 Years
The Philter | 10/1/2019

Ovum Chief Analyst Ed Barton talks to Light Reading's Ray Le Maistre about the services and opportunities 5G unlocks for consumers – and what new capabilities are just around the corner.

Másmóvil Investors Bullish on Orange 5G Deal
News Analysis | 10/1/2019

Spain's fourth operator has upped its profit expectations after extending an agreement with Orange to cover the use of its 5G networks.

Omniverse: It's All HovSat's Fault
News Analysis | 10/1/2019

Faced with a copyright lawsuit led by major Hollywood studios, Omniverse accuses its erstwhile partner of breach of contract and negligent misrepresentation.

China's CBN starts 5G trials amid doubts
News Analysis | 10/1/2019

China's smallest 5G operator has begun 5G trials, but it remains a long way behind its bigger rivals.

Silver Peak Heats Up SD-WAN Telco Romance
News Analysis | 10/1/2019

The SD-WAN vendor is looking to increase sales through service providers, as enterprises turn to SPs to outsource networking needs.

Eurobites: Ericsson's Latest Smart Factory Nears Completion
News Analysis | 10/1/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Colt hires new marketing boss; ADVA trumpets its eco-commitments; Zain Jordan upgrades its billing systems.

Joost-in-time replacement: KPN names new boss after Leroy turmoil
News Analysis | 10/1/2019

Dutch incumbent says chief operating officer will become its permanent CEO a day after canceling the appointment of Proximus ex-boss Dominique Leroy.

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