Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Q3 revenue down at Vodafone; Poland also set to ban Huawei from 5G networks; Open Fiber turns to Nokia for Italian job.
This week in our WiC roundup: Imposter syndrome knows no gender; risk taking has many caveats; Oracle accused of 'systematic discrimination'; and more.
Sports stadiums are demanding WiFi environments, and equipment built for their needs can be useful in education, retail, healthcare and more.
Despite ongoing problems at its digital services business, the Swedish equipment vendor managed a small operating profit for 2018 as customers in several markets began investing in 5G.
C Spire is offering another fixed wireless internet technology, this time using 28GHz spectrum and Phazr equipment. But it doesn't adhere to the 3GPP 5G NR standard.
Citus Data provides open source software and cloud service for scaling the PostgreSQL open source database.
Huawei says the modem will support 2G, 3G, 4G and sub6 and millimeter wave flavors of 5G.
The noise around edge computing appears to have built to a crescendo as virtually all of the nation's major cell tower companies are in various stages of testing out the technology.
Along with partners such as Viacom and Charter, the Blockgraph initiative brings a critical layer of protection and privacy to data sets used for targeted TV ad campaigns across a multitude of devices.
A new Tractica report looks at how cable providers are mining their big data and using data-based methods to boost network performance, resolve service issues and manage customer care.
The telco and the IT giant could either give the 5G market a huge boost or demonstrate that partnerships between industry titans are not a good idea.
Vodafone's head of cloud and automation has jumped ship to rejoin Nokia's telco cloud team.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: VEON's tribulations with GTH continue; my brand's bigger than yours; EdgeConnex expands in Europe; Telia wants slice of enterprise SD-WAN action.
AT&T's new mobile 5G network 'is our first deployment where we can really say that 5G was born in the cloud,' explained AT&T's Alicia Abella.
Advancing its direct-to-consumer strategy, Viacom's $340 million move for Pluto TV centers on free, ad-based streaming, complementing its investment in OTT-TV service Philo.
Satellite is sitting on a treasure trove of prime, mid-band spectrum that could be used for 5G, but it's stirring a big debate. What is the best way to move that spectrum from satellite providers to actual 5G users?
The deal extends a two-week run of good news for IBM, a break from a couple of difficult years.
Xfinity Mobile 'on track' to stand alone economically as unit is set to report out of Comcast's cable business starting in Q1 2019.
Confluent's event-streaming platform is based on Apache Kafka; the funding round brings the company's war chest to $2.5 billion.
Verizon said it has 5G, as defined by some, in 1,500 markets. But what are they really measuring? Also, what is a market, anyway?
In line with the strategy of its parent, Telefonica's UK operation is looking for ways to introduce more automated processes and boost customer satisfaction, a combination that lead it to deploy Nokia's Service Operation Center (SOC) system.
Finnish vendor could be locked out of Chinese market if Huawei continues to face restrictions in other parts of the world, says MKM Partners analyst.
US IoT player moves its chief operating officer into the role of president several months after embarking on a radical new strategy.
Arrcus unveils support for 400Gbit/s switch speeds – an industry first.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BICS reports on roaming trends; 5G will bring more enterprise opportunities, predicts Amdocs study; Liberty-Millicom deal on shaky ground.
Cisco's AppD joins the pack of vendors offering AI for IT management, but the vendor says it's got a couple of tricks that make it special.
In a comprehensive new study conducted for Incognito Software Systems, Heavy Reading finds that communications service providers must implement new OSS strategies to support their next-generation fiber-based services.
The UK mobile operators are exploring a 'monetization' of their towers joint venture and will further unwind their active network-sharing deal with the rollout of 5G services.
Wall Street is happy with IBM's business turnaround.
'Content fatigue' is starting to set in as the myriad direct-to-consumer video services become increasingly diverse and fragmented.
Wireless capex is poised to rise in 2019 while cable capital spending falls as MSOs wrap up some major projects and spend less on set-tops, according to a new forecast from MoffettNathanson.
IBM is building cloud momentum following partnerships with Vodafone and Juniper Networks last week.
Defying predictions it would be trampled by cellular IoT, LoRa technology has continued to secure business. But can it become a multi-billion-device technology?
Mobile 5G, edge computing and fixed wireless are the special sauce for business 5G right now, according to AT&T.
If 5G is the biggest thing since sliced bread, why is the nation's first 5G spectrum auction drawing so little interest among bidders?
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Com Hem launches mobile offer; TomTom sells Telematics unit to Bridgestone; more Huawei heebie-jeebies.
The French IoT specialist parts company with its US boss after just a year and shuts offices in Boston and San Francisco.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Lorenzo oils TIM's revenue wheels; Iliad invests in sovereign service provider; Dutch tread carefully on the Huawei front.
Ren Zhengfei says the Chinese vendor needs to prepare for a gloomier outlook because of the backlash it is facing outside China.
Join us for a look inside Comcast's new tower in Philly, and the hub for the company's engineering and software development organization.
Many of AT&T's low-band sites are 5G-ready now but will wait for a compatible phone before commercial service in 2H19.
T-Mobile took a page out of Verizon's playbook by hiring a former Ericsson executive to lead its 5G networking efforts.
China's ambassador is reported to have said Canada will face 'repercussions' if it bows to US pressure to exclude Huawei from its 5G networks.
Casa stock gets walloped as Q4 results come in well below estimates.
The reason for timely deployment of 5G and new spectrum is perfectly simple – LTE is expected to start to hit a wall around 2022 or so.
This week in our WiC roundup: There's a new richest woman in tech; CES ups its gender equality; The Wing reassesses membership requirements; and more.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefonica plots asset sales in Central America; Oxford University says no to more Huawei cash; Telia board change; no-deal Brexit will curb BBC channel distribution.
The Russia-focused operator is jettisoning its high-profile digital platform in a move that will hit employees in Amsterdam and London.
'We compete with (and lose to) Fortnite more than HBO,' Netflix says in jab at its competition.
The government shutdown is already the longest on record, and there's no end in sight. And that situation is starting to make some players in the wireless industry - particularly those in the 3.5GHz CBRS space - a little nervous.
As 4K enters the consumer mainstream, a trade group has begun work on developing best practices and standards required for the leap to 8K video resolution.
Verizon offers its managers a playbook on how to prevent employees from unionizing, according to a new report.
It's a big jump, but Google says it's the first time it has raised prices in G Suite's ten-year history.
US tech giant and UK telco team up to provide cloud and networking services to European business customers.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: OTE sells stake in Telekom Albania; Orange cuts ribbon on Guiana-Martinique link; WorldRemit sets up shop in South Africa.
Having previously revealed that 350 jobs would go in Finland, Nokia has indicated that another 980 are on the line in France and Germany.
The Microsoft-Walgreens tie-up will help Walgreens improve patient outcomes while Microsoft gains vertical penetration. And both companies fend off attacks from Amazon.
The FCC's experimental licensing system is out of action for the duration of the US government shutdown.
Proposed law arrives amid rising US government fears that the China-based telecom companies have violated sanctions and are a threat to national security.
Approval was nearly unanimous, as the deal moves toward expected completion in the second half of 2019.
After months of mostly positive signs surrounding the proposed merger between T-Mobile and Sprint, problems are emerging.
Ren Zhengfei's answers to questions during a rare meeting with reporters will not silence Huawei's critics.
2019 is all about Android, as 5G smartphones begin to arrive.
There was a lot to see in Las Vegas last week, but was there anything said that we had never heard before? Phil Harvey and Mike Dano discuss the week's activities and parse each major carrier's 5G progress following CES 2019.
New and existing US subscribers will take on the brunt of the price hike to help Netflix feed its subscription streaming beast.
The French IoT company has lost another two senior executives in recent months, according to sources, following a wave of departures in the past two years.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Turk Telekom tests Nokia's machine-learning technology for 5G; Orange and Groupama form home surveillance JV; reversal of fortune for Qualcomm in German court.
IPV6, security, DNS evolution and automation were all on the agenda at the UK Network Operators' Forum gathering in London.
2020 streaming play will support subscription and free, ad-based models as NBCU attempts to feed consumer demand for direct-to-consumer OTT without maiming its traditional distribution and ad business model.
Craig McCaw, Ian Small and Marni Walden said they will act as advisers to Alphabet's Loon. Those kinds of high-profile executives could help Loon's balloons get off the ground.
Microsoft and Walgreens Boots Alliance partner to transform healthcare delivery, as well as migrate most of WBA's IT infrastructure to Azure.
Press reports from Shenzen say that Huawei CEO Ren Zhengfei has denied that his company has standing orders to install 'back doors' into its gear to allow the Chinese government to spy on Huawei customers.
TiVo takes aim at Comcast's X1 platform with suit alleging that cable operator is infringing on eight more patents.
The next-generation mobile technology was supposed to be about new enterprise services opportunities. But where are they?
Latest cuts form part of the Finnish vendor's plan to reduce annual operating costs by euro 700 million in the next two years.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia's Nuage Networks powers sports data analysis; BT Global Services turns to SevOne; Helios enters South African market.
The IT part of Germany's Deutsche Telekom is selling its mainframes business to IBM, with 400 of its employees set to join the US tech giant as part of the deal, according to press reports.
A merger between the two companies would create one of the region's biggest telcos, giving it the muscle it needs to compete against other big players.
The 5G train is up and running in the US.
T-Mobile promised to roll out 5G nationwide on its 600MHz spectrum by 2020, but it already has some 5G services in action. All it lacks are compatible smartphones.
'The right perspective is going public,' says company Chairman Abe Peled.
In this Mentor Monday, Cistola explains how identifying coaches both outside and within her workplace has made a huge impact on her career path.
Penetration rates still matter, but new household formation trends play a significant role in determining how much runway lies ahead, analyst says.
Light Reading's new 5G hire, Mike Dano, discusses the key 5G takeaways from CES and sets the scene for MWC 2019.
The clash between Vivendi and Elliott over the management of Italy's biggest operator shows no sign of ending and remains a huge distraction from the company's operational challenges.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefonica chooses Wind River for UNICA NFV program; TIM shows interest in BT's Italian unit; Germany tightens the screw on Facebook.
Huawei's new CloudEngine 16800 feeds the bandwidth needs of data-hungry AI.
IBM hit a milestone with the first integrated, commercial quantum computer. But don't expect to be running quantum apps in your business anytime soon.
The 5G auction carries on, with bid increases slowing, as the FCC holds 138 licenses outstanding.
Jan Geldmacher, president of Sprint Business, gets his customers ready for 5G applications with testbeds that help businesses put low-latency and high-bandwidth network applications to the test, giving them a leg up on IoT and other business deployments.
'IMDb Freedive' will aid Amazon's streaming platform strategy, but did the new AVoD service miss a big opportunity?
You could look at, but not touch, the (mostly) prototype 5G devices on the show floor at CES in Las Vegas.
An employee for French telecom operator Orange was arrested at the same time. Curiously, one report said the actions of the accused didn't have anything to do with Huawei at all.
Yes, it's that time of the year again already, folks! Get cracking on your submission for Light Reading's annual awards before you catch MWC fever – there's a category (or three) for everyone!
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom and Ericsson achieve 40 Gbit/s over mmWave; rent stalemate threatens UK 5G rollout; Telenor Maritime welcomes new CEO aboard.
Need for a quantum-powered Internet isn't imminent or anything - it's far, far off - but let's go ahead and slap a '6G' label on it for now.
Amazon declares war with launch of DocumentDB, a MongoDB-compatible document database that doesn't use MongoDB code.
As far as 5G goes, the main event will be in Barcelona.
While the Chinese vendors have been excluded from some other markets, India will probably not follow suit.
Appenzeller says he's probably leaving the networking industry.
The carrier sees its 5G network technology and edge computing designs as useful to power everything from autonomous driving to video monitoring in smart cities.
Recapping the tech-fest in Vegas, Light Reading's Dan Jones, Mike Dano and Jeff Baumgartner discuss the clash between US mobile operators over what is - and isn't - true 5G, and cable's '10G' tilt.
Spanish part of the Vodafone empire launches a consultation with employee representatives, warning that up to a quarter of jobs could disappear as it struggles to boost profitability.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Colt targets the enterprise; Deutsche Telekom trials NB-IoT in apartment blocks; changes at the top of Eurofiber; Telenor settles Thai trouble.
Tidelift looks to provide support for a broad range of open source projects that don't already have corporate sponsors, as well as provide 'meaningful' income to open source developers.
Shares in the Swedish equipment vendor fall sharply after it warns of write downs and further job losses at its troublesome digital services business.
CenturyLink's President and CEO Jeff Storey, in a meeting with investors this week, said his company's December 2018 network event was minimized, in part, because of the carrier's network architecture and how it integrates acquisitions.
The carrier said it would offer nationwide 5G services by 2020 and its spectrum choice reveals some critical details about its coverage plans and its ability to compete with T-Mobile.
Early trials prove that Full Duplex DOCSIS tech is real and poised to help cable operators deliver symmetrical 10-Gig speeds on their widely deployed HFC networks, top industry execs say.
Apple isn't selling as many iPhones as it previously expected, but is that a reason to think the company is in big trouble?
The exec said the dodgy label is all about indicating to subscribers that they are no longer connected to a 'traditional' 4G network.
A decline in legacy services prompts more cuts at AT&T, though the carrier said it is hiring in growth areas of the company.
Canonical's head of NFV is bullish about the shift towards cloud-native functions and the appetite for containers among network operators, but others are waiting to gain from that development too.
Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg's keynote centered on the 'eight currencies' of 5G, but offered little in the way of new insight into Verizon's plans for network rollouts and 5G-powered devices.
The fastest-growing operator in the US is still putting its smartphone rivals to shame. But with 5G and a potential Sprint merger on the horizon, how long can such growth last?
Deep data, AI playing bigger role in creating more accurate weather forecasts worldwide.
A Reuters report uncovers documents that establish close links between Huawei and companies that breached US sanctions through deals in the Middle East.
The pioneer of intent-based networking is trumpeting a new deal that shows its technology has a role to play outside the data center.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Swedes are well connected; Nagra wins big at Telefonica; Deutsche Telekom ignores Christmas, presses on with network upgrade; Mobileye sees China's potential.
In 2019, Samsung will help AT&T with mobile 5G and break out its millimeter wave frequency box.
Fraser Stirling, Comcast's SVP of digital home, devices & AI, explains how the new xFi Advanced Security service gets a fix on potential cyber threats that could pose a danger to home networks.
New ads call attention to the industry's longstanding practice of calling everything something that it's not, based on new tech specs that no one measures up to yet.
Despite announcing plans for 13,000 layoffs last May, the UK operator is now bigger than ever, and it generates far less in per-employee revenues than most of its regional peers.
New Xfinity xFi Advanced Security service, which uses AI and machine learning techniques to identify and lock down threats on the in-home WiFi network, fetches $5.99 per month.
Charter also in discussions with Arlo, Nest as cable operator looks to develop an integrated, white-label offering that will emphasize a self-installation model, sources say.
The hosts with the most are beefing up support for managed cloud services in five countries across three continents.
Apple's not the only one suffering a slowdown.
James Parker steps in with a mandate to triple the company's managed services revenue, even as competition in the space grows.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Infracapital acquires half of SSE Enterprise Telecoms; Amazon teams up with HERE for connected cars; BBC plays catch-up with its catch-up service; TIM hires new trio; Ericsson tests 5G with T-Mobile US and Intel.
In close partnership with SCTE|ISBE, Light Reading will host and produce 'Live Learnings for Professionals' seminars on cable tech topics each month, starting with a January 17 webcast on improving the home networking experience.
Move over, 5G. CableLabs and Cable Europe also get behind the brand they'll use to identify the industry's push toward HFC networks that can deliver speeds of 10 Gbit/s.
The Chinese equipment giant has announced its biggest collaboration yet with UK-based ARM as it targets growth in the cloud and data services market.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: landlines dying a slow death in the UK; ARM boss takes home GB pound 22 million; Israeli V2X specialist lands Samsung deal; Teleste upgrades Telenet's HFC.
Just 200,000 8K sets expected to ship this year, compared to 22 million 4K TVs, according to the Consumer Technology Association (CTA).
A TV alliance between the iPhone maker and the South Korean tech giant points to a weakening of Apple's position as a hardware and software giant.
Strategic review of TiVo's options taking longer than anticipated.
One of Trump's swamp creatures pledges to help ZTE repair its image problem in the US.
The 28GHz 5G auction rolls on as 'most operations' cease at FCC and Pai ducks out of CES again.
Apple haters have been sounding the alarm for a decade, but this time the bad news is real.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: German politicians hacked; Amazon's spot of Spanish trouble; thank god it's Fat Cat Friday!
A survey sponsored by T-Mobile puts it behind 'Dumb and Dumber' in the 5G leadership stakes and points to some enthusiasm for the next-generation technology in the US market.
'The Future of the Broadband Network' panel to talk up industry's vision toward symmetrical 10Gbit/s broadband technologies, counter the 5G hype.
The bulked-up company hopes to be better equipped to fend off competition from Amazon, Microsoft and others.
Industry analyst Craig Moffett bumps Dish from 'Sell' to 'Neutral' as stock price hits a point that reflects the upside of a spectrum sale and the risk of an expensive 5G network buildout.
Mix exorbitant prices with underwhelming gadgets and a dose of Chinese nationalism, and then sit back and watch a trillion-dollar company tank.
The US operator cut about 4% of roles across its main telecom business and Time Warner combined, while other telcos in the US and Europe have continued to shed jobs.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Apple downgrade causes ripples in Europe; Accedo raises another $17 million; DZS completes Keymile buy.
Congress adjourns without House approval to overturn FCC rollback of 2015 order.
The company cites weak China iPhone sales and other factors for failure to meet its quarterly expectations.
A 'bonkers' network management card had too much eggnog and caused a wave of service outages, including 9-1-1 service, in several states for several days during the last week of 2018.
Figures released by the Chinese equipment giant suggest it is becoming increasingly reliant on its gadget-making consumer division for sales growth.
Expansion to the Roku Channel will enable users to buy subscriptions directly to more than two dozen video services, including Showtime & Starz... but not HBO.
South Korea's biggest mobile operator continues to work on bringing 5G technology into markets outside the traditional consumer business.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia completes sale of IP video unit; merger of T-Mobile and Tele2 in the Netherlands signed and sealed; Sigfox helps save the rhino.
Germany's biggest operator is unhappy about coverage obligations and rules that would force it to open its 5G network to asset-light rivals, according to local press reports.
Developing an open architecture for domain-specific accelerators could empower service providers to accelerate edge computing and related applications.
Developing an open architecture for domain-specific accelerators could empower service providers to accelerate edge computing and related applications.
MSO-on-MSO competition, lawsuits, diverging network strategies, out-of-footprint OTT video threats... this is not your father's cable industry.