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Eurobites: Vodafone Presses 'Pause' Button on Huawei Gear
News Analysis | 1/25/2019

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.

WiCipedia: Risk Taking, Imposter Syndrome & CES Double Standards
WiCipedia | 1/25/2019

This week in our WiC roundup: Imposter syndrome knows no gender; risk taking has many caveats; Oracle accused of 'systematic discrimination'; and more.

Extreme Launches 'Stadium-Caliber' WiFi 6
Column | 1/25/2019

Sports stadiums are demanding WiFi environments, and equipment built for their needs can be useful in education, retail, healthcare and more.

Ericsson Hails First Annual Sales Growth Since 2013 as 5G Comes Calling
News Analysis | 1/25/2019

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 Adds Another 5G Service to Its Toolbox
News Analysis | 1/24/2019

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.

Microsoft Acquires Citus to Embiggen Data
News Analysis | 1/24/2019

Citus Data provides open source software and cloud service for scaling the PostgreSQL open source database.

Huawei Looks to Make Its 5G Mark With Balong 5000 Modem & Phone at MWC
News Analysis | 1/24/2019

Huawei says the modem will support 2G, 3G, 4G and sub6 and millimeter wave flavors of 5G.

All Major Tower Companies Are Sniffing Around Edge Computing
News Analysis | 1/24/2019

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.

How Comcast Will Use Blockchain Tech for Targeted Ads
News Analysis | 1/24/2019

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.

Using AI for Smarter Cable CX
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 1/24/2019

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.

Vodafone Meets IBM: 5G Dream Team or Culture Clash?
News Analysis | 1/24/2019

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.

Nokia Poaches Fran Heeran From Vodafone
News Analysis | 1/24/2019

Vodafone's head of cloud and automation has jumped ship to rejoin Nokia's telco cloud team.

Eurobites: Vodacom Service Revenues Slide on Home Soil
News Analysis | 1/24/2019

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 Cloud Outlook Evolves Amid 5G Buildout
News Analysis | 1/24/2019

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.

Viacom Bets Big on Free Streaming
The Bauminator | 1/23/2019

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.

Should Satellite Companies Be in Charge of Selling Their 5G Spectrum?
News Analysis | 1/23/2019

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?

IBM Inks $260M Digital Transformation Deal With Philippine Bank
News Analysis | 1/23/2019

The deal extends a two-week run of good news for IBM, a break from a couple of difficult years.

Comcast Pushes Past 1.2M Mobile Subscriber Lines
News Analysis | 1/23/2019

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 Raises $125M for Cloud Data Streaming
News Analysis | 1/23/2019

Confluent's event-streaming platform is based on Apache Kafka; the funding round brings the company's war chest to $2.5 billion.

Verizon, Using AT&T's 5G Definition, Stakes a Bold Coverage Claim
News Analysis | 1/23/2019

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?

Telefónica UK Gets a Tighter Grip on Automation
News Analysis | 1/23/2019

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.

Nokia at Risk of China Ban – Analyst
News Analysis | 1/23/2019

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.

Ingenu Has New Boss in Alvaro Gazzolo
News Analysis | 1/23/2019

US IoT player moves its chief operating officer into the role of president several months after embarking on a radical new strategy.

Arrcus Takes White Box Switches to 400G
News Analysis | 1/23/2019

Arrcus unveils support for 400Gbit/s switch speeds – an industry first.

Eurobites: Telefónica Confirms Talks to Offload Central American Operations
News Analysis | 1/23/2019

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.

AppDynamics Promises a Twist on AI-Enabled Application Management
News Analysis | 1/23/2019

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.

Navigating the Fiber Gold Rush
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 1/23/2019

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.

Vodafone, O2 Hint at UK Towers Sale in 5G Update
News Analysis | 1/23/2019

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.

IBM Had a Very Good Day in the Cloud
News Analysis | 1/22/2019

Wall Street is happy with IBM's business turnaround.

Consumer Interest in à la Carte Declining – TiVo Study
The Bauminator | 1/22/2019

'Content fatigue' is starting to set in as the myriad direct-to-consumer video services become increasingly diverse and fragmented.

Cable & Wireless: A Tale of Two Capex Scenarios in 2019
News Analysis | 1/22/2019

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 Inks 8-Year Cloud Deal With BNP Paribas, France's Biggest Bank
News Analysis | 1/22/2019

IBM is building cloud momentum following partnerships with Vodafone and Juniper Networks last week.

Can LoRa Withstand the Cellular Stampede?
News Analysis | 1/22/2019

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?

AT&T Promotes Its 3 Pillars for Business 5G
News Analysis | 1/22/2019

Mobile 5G, edge computing and fixed wireless are the special sauce for business 5G right now, according to AT&T.

Forget 28GHz, the 24GHz Auction Is the One to Watch
News Analysis | 1/22/2019

If 5G is the biggest thing since sliced bread, why is the nation's first 5G spectrum auction drawing so little interest among bidders?

Eurobites: French Regulator Fines Google €50M for Overstepping the GDPR Mark
News Analysis | 1/22/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Com Hem launches mobile offer; TomTom sells Telematics unit to Bridgestone; more Huawei heebie-jeebies.

Sigfox US Boss Is Out as Offices Close in Boston, San Francisco
News Analysis | 1/21/2019

The French IoT specialist parts company with its US boss after just a year and shuts offices in Boston and San Francisco.

Eurobites: Regulator Rejects TIM's Fixed-Line Spin-Off Proposal
News Analysis | 1/21/2019

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.

Huawei Founder Warns of Job Cuts – Report
News Analysis | 1/21/2019

Ren Zhengfei says the Chinese vendor needs to prepare for a gloomier outlook because of the backlash it is facing outside China.

Slideshow: The New Comcast Technology Center
News Analysis | 1/18/2019

Join us for a look inside Comcast's new tower in Philly, and the hub for the company's engineering and software development organization.

AT&T Low-Band 5G to Arrive With Samsung Phone in 2H19
News Analysis | 1/18/2019

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 Grabs Ericsson Exec to Lead 5G Strategy
News Analysis | 1/18/2019

T-Mobile took a page out of Verizon's playbook by hiring a former Ericsson executive to lead its 5G networking efforts.

Block Huawei at Your Peril, China Threatens Canada – Report
News Analysis | 1/18/2019

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's Q4 Sales Come in Light Amid MSO Spending Delays
News Analysis | 1/18/2019

Casa stock gets walloped as Q4 results come in well below estimates.

Tick-Tock, or Why 5G Must Happen Soon in the US
Column | 1/18/2019

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.

WiCipedia: Private Groups Tackle Membership Guidelines & the New Richest Woman in Tech
WiCipedia | 1/18/2019

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.

Eurobites: Telecom Italia Issues Profits Warning
News Analysis | 1/18/2019

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.

VEON to Close London Office, Cut Jobs After Digital Disaster
News Analysis | 1/18/2019

The Russia-focused operator is jettisoning its high-profile digital platform in a move that will hit employees in Amsterdam and London.

Netflix Adds 8.8M Paid Streaming Subs in Q4, Expands to 139M Worldwide
News Analysis | 1/17/2019

'We compete with (and lose to) Fortnite more than HBO,' Netflix says in jab at its competition.

CBRS Players Begin to Fret Over Government Shutdown
News Analysis | 1/17/2019

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.

8K Association Formed to Spark Tech Ecosystem
News Analysis | 1/17/2019

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 Anti-Union Script to Managers, Leaked Documents Show
News Analysis | 1/17/2019

Verizon offers its managers a playbook on how to prevent employees from unionizing, according to a new report.

Google Hikes Prices 20% on Low-End, Midrange G Suite Plans
News Analysis | 1/17/2019

It's a big jump, but Google says it's the first time it has raised prices in G Suite's ten-year history.

IBM, Vodafone Strike $550M Cloud Deal
News Analysis | 1/17/2019

US tech giant and UK telco team up to provide cloud and networking services to European business customers.

Eurobites: Now Germany Gets the Huawei Heebie-Jeebies
News Analysis | 1/17/2019

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.

Nokia Targets 1,330 Job Cuts in Europe
News Analysis | 1/17/2019

Having previously revealed that 350 jobs would go in Finland, Nokia has indicated that another 980 are on the line in France and Germany.

Microsoft-Walgreens Partnership: Just What the Doctor Ordered
News Analysis | 1/17/2019

The Microsoft-Walgreens tie-up will help Walgreens improve patient outcomes while Microsoft gains vertical penetration. And both companies fend off attacks from Amazon.

FCC 28GHz 5G Auction Is at $697.4M, but 5G Trial Problems Emerge
News Analysis | 1/16/2019

The FCC's experimental licensing system is out of action for the duration of the US government shutdown.

US Lawmakers Intro Bill Banning Sale of Tech to Huawei & ZTE
News Analysis | 1/16/2019

Proposed law arrives amid rising US government fears that the China-based telecom companies have violated sanctions and are a threat to national security.

Red Hat Shareholders Greenlight $34B IBM Acquisition
News Analysis | 1/16/2019

Approval was nearly unanimous, as the deal moves toward expected completion in the second half of 2019.

Darkness Gathers Over T-Mobile/Sprint Merger
News Analysis | 1/16/2019

After months of mostly positive signs surrounding the proposed merger between T-Mobile and Sprint, problems are emerging.

Huawei Founder Fails to Put Minds at Rest
Morris Lore | 1/16/2019

Ren Zhengfei's answers to questions during a rare meeting with reporters will not silence Huawei's critics.

A 5G Device Timeline for 2019
News Analysis | 1/16/2019

2019 is all about Android, as 5G smartphones begin to arrive.

Podcast: What in the 5G World Happened at CES?
The Philter | 1/16/2019

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.

Netflix Raises Prices as Content Spending, OTT Competition Heat Up
News Analysis | 1/16/2019

New and existing US subscribers will take on the brunt of the price hike to help Netflix feed its subscription streaming beast.

Sigfox Still Shedding Top Execs, Including CTO – Sources
News Analysis | 1/16/2019

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.

Eurobites: Deutsche Telekom Denies T-Systems Asset Sale
News Analysis | 1/16/2019

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.

Key Takeaways From the UK Network Operators' Forum
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 1/16/2019

IPV6, security, DNS evolution and automation were all on the agenda at the UK Network Operators' Forum gathering in London.

Can NBCU Crack the Economics of OTT?
The Bauminator | 1/15/2019

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.

With New Advisors, Loon Tries to Get Serious
News Analysis | 1/15/2019

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 & Walgreens Fend Off Amazon With 7-Year Healthcare Partnership
News Analysis | 1/15/2019

Microsoft and Walgreens Boots Alliance partner to transform healthcare delivery, as well as migrate most of WBA's IT infrastructure to Azure.

Huawei's CEO Denies Back Door Theory – Reports
News Analysis | 1/15/2019

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-Comcast Legal Fight Has No End in Sight
News Analysis | 1/15/2019

TiVo takes aim at Comcast's X1 platform with suit alleging that cable operator is infringing on eight more patents.

5G Stuck in Slow Lane Beyond Consumer Biz
Morris Lore | 1/15/2019

The next-generation mobile technology was supposed to be about new enterprise services opportunities. But where are they?

Nokia to Slash 350 Finnish Jobs in Savings Drive
News Analysis | 1/15/2019

Latest cuts form part of the Finnish vendor's plan to reduce annual operating costs by euro 700 million in the next two years.

Eurobites: UKCloud Seeks to Make Hay From Post-Brexit Mayhem
News Analysis | 1/15/2019

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.

T-Systems Offloads Mainframes to IBM in €860M Deal – Report
News Analysis | 1/15/2019

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.

Liberty Latin America in Talks to Buy Millicom
News Analysis | 1/15/2019

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.

5G in the USA: A Post-CES Update
News Analysis | 1/14/2019

The 5G train is up and running in the US.

T-Mobile Quietly Confirms 5G Network in 30 Cities
News Analysis | 1/14/2019

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.

What Is Synamedia's Exit Plan?
News Analysis | 1/14/2019

'The right perspective is going public,' says company Chairman Abe Peled.

ICT's Jen Cistola: 'Swagger Matters' for Women in Comms
Mentor Monday | 1/14/2019

In this Mentor Monday, Cistola explains how identifying coaches both outside and within her workplace has made a huge impact on her career path.

New Household Formation Vital to Cable's Broadband Growth Story in US
News Analysis | 1/14/2019

Penetration rates still matter, but new household formation trends play a significant role in determining how much runway lies ahead, analyst says.

5G4REAL: Dano's CES Round-Up
LRTV Documentaries | 1/14/2019

Light Reading's new 5G hire, Mike Dano, discusses the key 5G takeaways from CES and sets the scene for MWC 2019.

Telecom Italia chairman blasts Vivendi as shareholder dispute continues
News Analysis | 1/14/2019

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.

Eurobites: Huawei Washes Its Hands of Arrested Exec in Poland
News Analysis | 1/14/2019

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 Debuts AI-Powered Data Center Switch for AI Applications
Column | 1/14/2019

Huawei's new CloudEngine 16800 feeds the bandwidth needs of data-hungry AI.

IBM Makes a Long Bet on Quantum Computing
News Analysis | 1/14/2019

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.

FCC 28GHz 5G Auction Bids Now at $695.04M
News Analysis | 1/11/2019

The 5G auction carries on, with bid increases slowing, as the FCC holds 138 licenses outstanding.

Sprint Gets Cozy With 5G Enterprise Testbeds
LRTV Interviews | 1/11/2019

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.

Amazon Joins OTT's Big Free-for-All
The Bauminator | 1/11/2019

'IMDb Freedive' will aid Amazon's streaming platform strategy, but did the new AVoD service miss a big opportunity?

CES 2019: 5G Under Glass
News Analysis | 1/11/2019

You could look at, but not touch, the (mostly) prototype 5G devices on the show floor at CES in Las Vegas.

Huawei's Head of Sales in Poland Arrested
News Analysis | 1/11/2019

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.

The Leading Lights Awards Are Back!
News Analysis | 1/11/2019

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!

Eurobites: Norway Contemplates Huawei Freeze-Out
News Analysis | 1/11/2019

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.

CES 2019: Wireless Networks Will (Someday) Need to Make a Quantum Leap
News Analysis | 1/11/2019

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.

AWS's DocumentDB Takes Aim at MongoDB
News Analysis | 1/11/2019

Amazon declares war with launch of DocumentDB, a MongoDB-compatible document database that doesn't use MongoDB code.

CES Is Only a 5G Scene-Setter for MWC
News Analysis | 1/11/2019

As far as 5G goes, the main event will be in Barcelona.

Why India Is Unlikely to Ban Huawei
News Analysis | 1/11/2019

While the Chinese vendors have been excluded from some other markets, India will probably not follow suit.

Network Virtualization Pioneer Guido Appenzeller Exits VMware
News Analysis | 1/10/2019

Appenzeller says he's probably leaving the networking industry.

AT&T Expands Edge Computing Testing to Enterprise Use Cases
News Analysis | 1/10/2019

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.

CES 2019: The Phony 5G Wars
LRTV Interviews | 1/10/2019

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.

Vodafone Spain to Cut up to 1,200 Jobs
News Analysis | 1/10/2019

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.

Eurobites: Proximus slims down for its svelte digital future
News Analysis | 1/10/2019

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: We Support the Long Tail of Open Source Projects
News Analysis | 1/10/2019

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.

Ericsson Will Take $860M Hit to Prop Up Digital Services
News Analysis | 1/10/2019

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 CEO: Outage Could Have Been Bigger
News Analysis | 1/10/2019

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.

AT&T's New Nationwide, Mobile 5G Timeline
News Analysis | 1/10/2019

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.

CES 2019: Cable's 10G Tech 'Will Work'
News Analysis | 1/10/2019

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.

Podcast: Apple Warns Things Might Get Boring
The Philter | 1/9/2019

Apple isn't selling as many iPhones as it previously expected, but is that a reason to think the company is in big trouble?

AT&T's Donovan Defends the Carrier's 5G Fibs
News Analysis | 1/9/2019

The exec said the dodgy label is all about indicating to subscribers that they are no longer connected to a 'traditional' 4G network.

AT&T's 5G Exec Outlines a New Round of Layoffs – Report
News Analysis | 1/9/2019

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 Girds Its Cloud-Native Loins as Containers Gain Traction
News Analysis | 1/9/2019

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's 5G CES Keynote: T-Shirts, But No Beef
LRTV Documentaries | 1/9/2019

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.

T-Mobile Breaks Records Again With 2.4M New Connections
News Analysis | 1/9/2019

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?

CES 2019: IBM CEO Touts 'What's Next' for Data, Computing
News Analysis | 1/9/2019

Deep data, AI playing bigger role in creating more accurate weather forecasts worldwide.

Huawei Controlled Firm That Sold to Iran – Reuters
News Analysis | 1/9/2019

A Reuters report uncovers documents that establish close links between Huawei and companies that breached US sanctions through deals in the Middle East.

Apstra Bags Bloomberg in Its First Campus Deal
News Analysis | 1/9/2019

The pioneer of intent-based networking is trumpeting a new deal that shows its technology has a role to play outside the data center.

Eurobites: Landlines Are Finished in Finland, Says Telia
News Analysis | 1/9/2019

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.

2019: Samsung Gets Busy With 5G in US
News Analysis | 1/9/2019

In 2019, Samsung will help AT&T with mobile 5G and break out its millimeter wave frequency box.

CES 2019: Comcast Secures the Smart Home
LRTV Interviews | 1/8/2019

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.

Verizon, AT&T Spar Over 5G Service Names, Marketing
News Analysis | 1/8/2019

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.

BT looks more bloated than ever
Morris Lore | 1/8/2019

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.

Comcast Uses AI to Clamp Down on Cyber Threats
News Analysis | 1/8/2019

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 in Talks With Ring, Others, About New Smart Home Product
News Analysis | 1/8/2019

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.

Hostway & Hosting Merge for More Managed Cloud Muscle
News Analysis | 1/8/2019

The hosts with the most are beefing up support for managed cloud services in five countries across three continents.

Samsung Issues Profit Warning
News Analysis | 1/8/2019

Apple's not the only one suffering a slowdown.

Masergy CEO: How We'll Get to $1BN
CxO Spotlight | 1/8/2019

James Parker steps in with a mandate to triple the company's managed services revenue, even as competition in the space grows.

Eurobites: Sky Takes a Stake in Synamedia
News Analysis | 1/8/2019

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.

LR Teams With SCTE on Webinar Series
Alantown | 1/7/2019

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.

NCTA Trademarks '10G'
News Analysis | 1/7/2019

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.

Huawei Kicks Off 2019 With New ARM Chipset & Server
News Analysis | 1/7/2019

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.

Eurobites: Ericsson Seeks Jail for RCom Chairman Over Unpaid Debt
News Analysis | 1/7/2019

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.

8K TVs to Creep Into US Market in 2019
News Analysis | 1/7/2019

Just 200,000 8K sets expected to ship this year, compared to 22 million 4K TVs, according to the Consumer Technology Association (CTA).

Apple's Walls Come Tumbling Down With Samsung TV Tie-Up
News Analysis | 1/7/2019

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.

TiVo Tweaks Interim CEO Package as Future Remains in Flux
News Analysis | 1/4/2019

Strategic review of TiVo's options taking longer than anticipated.

ZTE's New Hire Doesn't Inspire
The Philter | 1/4/2019

One of Trump's swamp creatures pledges to help ZTE repair its image problem in the US.

5G Auction Carries On Despite US Government Shutdown
News Analysis | 1/4/2019

The 28GHz 5G auction rolls on as 'most operations' cease at FCC and Pai ducks out of CES again.

Apple Really Is in Trouble This Time
Wagner’s Ring | 1/4/2019

Apple haters have been sounding the alarm for a decade, but this time the bad news is real.

Eurobites: Qualcomm Twists the Knife Into Apple With German Ban Move
News Analysis | 1/4/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: German politicians hacked; Amazon's spot of Spanish trouble; thank god it's Fat Cat Friday!

T-Mobile US Lags Rivals in 5G, Finds T-Mobile Survey
News Analysis | 1/4/2019

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.

Cable to Tout '10G' at CES
The Bauminator | 1/4/2019

'The Future of the Broadband Network' panel to talk up industry's vision toward symmetrical 10Gbit/s broadband technologies, counter the 5G hype.

Cloudera & Hortonworks Close Merger, Aim to Build Cloud Analytics Muscle
News Analysis | 1/3/2019

The bulked-up company hopes to be better equipped to fend off competition from Amazon, Microsoft and others.

Dish Shares Fall Into an Upgrade
News Analysis | 1/3/2019

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.

iPhone Upset Leads to Apple Crumble
Morris Lore | 1/3/2019

Mix exorbitant prices with underwhelming gadgets and a dose of Chinese nationalism, and then sit back and watch a trillion-dollar company tank.

AT&T, Time Warner Shed 11K Workers in First 9 Months of 2018
News Analysis | 1/3/2019

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.

Eurobites: Pressure Grows on German Govt to Sell Stake in Deutsche Telekom
News Analysis | 1/3/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Apple downgrade causes ripples in Europe; Accedo raises another $17 million; DZS completes Keymile buy.

FCC Chairman Cheers as Congress Fails to Bring Back Net Neutrality Rules
News Analysis | 1/3/2019

Congress adjourns without House approval to overturn FCC rollback of 2015 order.

Apple Delivers Post-Holiday Turkey, Lowers Revenue Guidance
News Analysis | 1/2/2019

The company cites weak China iPhone sales and other factors for failure to meet its quarterly expectations.

Why CenturyLink's Network Suffered a Christmas Hangover
News Analysis | 1/2/2019

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.

Have Devices Overtaken Networks as Huawei's Biggest Unit?
Morris Lore | 1/2/2019

Figures released by the Chinese equipment giant suggest it is becoming increasingly reliant on its gadget-making consumer division for sales growth.

Roku Targets Amazon With 'Premium Subscriptions'
News Analysis | 1/2/2019

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.

SKT Eyes Broadcasting Role for 5G
News Analysis | 1/2/2019

South Korea's biggest mobile operator continues to work on bringing 5G technology into markets outside the traditional consumer business.

Eurobites: Nokia Appoints New Fixed Networks Supremo
News Analysis | 1/2/2019

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.

Deutsche Telekom Sues Regulator Over 5G Rules – Report
News Analysis | 1/2/2019

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.

New Open Workgroup to Accelerate Edge Computing
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 1/2/2019

Developing an open architecture for domain-specific accelerators could empower service providers to accelerate edge computing and related applications.

New Open Workgroup to Accelerate Edge Computing
Heavy Reading Blog | 1/2/2019

Developing an open architecture for domain-specific accelerators could empower service providers to accelerate edge computing and related applications.

Five Signs That the US Cable Industry Is Fracturing
The Bauminator | 1/1/2019

MSO-on-MSO competition, lawsuits, diverging network strategies, out-of-footprint OTT video threats... this is not your father's cable industry.

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