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Edge Computing Set for Big Role in 5G Vehicle Automation
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12/10/2019  |  3 comments
If the cars of the future are self-driving, they'll most likely reach autonomy by using 5G networks and nearly ubiquitous edge computing.
For Self-Driving Cars, Exotic 5G Tech Will Run on Familiar Frequencies
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11/28/2019  |  1 comment
Despite the hype, it looks like cellular bands below 6GHz will be the spectrum of choice for most automated driving applications.
5G & Autonomous Cars: Flashy Promise Meets Complicated Reality
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11/25/2019  |  Post a comment
5G networks could advance autonomous driving, but mobile operators, automakers and app providers have lots of issues to address along the way.
A Kodak Moment May Await Ericsson, Huawei & Nokia
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10/31/2019  |  6 comments
There is a sudden urgency in service provider calls for more open and virtualized networks, and it could spell trouble for the big kit vendors.
Vodafone's 5G Network in London: A User Review
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9/5/2019  |  13 comments
Never mind the hype, how does this next-generation network actually perform in the UK capital's cluttered cityscape?
Is NFV Headed for a Cliff?
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8/7/2019  |  8 comments
Are telcos solving NFVs big problems or making them worse? Critics say a GSMA-hosted effort to simplify NFV fails to address what's really wrong with the virtualization technology.
A User Review of EE's 5G Network in London
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8/1/2019  |  2 comments
Everyone's talking about 5G services, but do they measure up to the hype? We tested EE's early 5G mobile broadband service in London to find out.
Ericsson, Huawei & Nokia Are Facing an 'Oil Crisis' Upheaval
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7/31/2019  |  9 comments
Years of consolidation have left the global mobile network market largely in the hands of three giant equipment makers that may have the power to make or break 5G-based economies. The backlash has started.
Europe's Long Walk to 5G
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7/11/2019  |  3 comments
Europe's path to 5G is littered with regulatory and financial obstacles. But falling far behind China and the US in the 5G race could have dire consequences.
Huawei Has Billions Riding on Claim to Be 5G Patents Powerhouse
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4/2/2019  |  3 comments
As both a licensor and licensee of cellular technology, Huawei has more at stake in the patents business than its main rivals.
Europe's Big Telcos Are Getting Edgy About 5G
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3/13/2019  |  24 comments
Virtual dodgeball will not happen unless operators cut mobile latency, but that could require an unprecedented overhaul of the entire network. Does it make sense?
Open Conflict Over Open RAN
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2/14/2019  |  Post a comment
Accusations that big kit vendors tried to throttle developments show open RAN technologies will have to overcome a variety of competing interests to thrive.
Not Business as Usual: Open Source Changes IT Operations
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1/11/2019  |  Post a comment
Open source doesn't just change software: It changes how IT does its job.
Taking It Slow: Enterprises Use Open Source, but Are Cautious About Contributing
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1/9/2019  |  Post a comment
Enterprises are still mostly open source consumers rather than contributors to the community.
How Open Source Has Turned the Software Industry Upside-Down
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1/7/2019  |  Post a comment
Without open source, you don't get the cloud.
Growing Pains: For Organizations Moving to Open Source, It's a Tough Transition
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1/3/2019  |  Post a comment
Organizations transitioning to open source need to learn both self-sufficiency and how to work with open source communities. And to grow a thick skin against criticism.
Amid the Rubble of L'Aquila, ZTE Tries to Rebuild
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11/16/2018  |  Post a comment
China's ZTE is working hard to patch up its customer relationships after US sanctions nearly drove it out of business. But its future still hangs in the balance.
DT's Terastream: A Bigger Splash?
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9/13/2018  |  5 comments
Deutsche Telekom's once-ballyhooed Terastream initiative, which turned seven this year, has changed the IP and optical game for the German telco. It has yet to do the same for cloud services and automation.
Piecing Together the 5G Big Picture
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9/10/2018  |  3 comments
For network operators, the evolution to a 5G architecture requires a strategy that focuses on so much more than just a souped-up radio access network and the availability of whizzy new devices – there's a broad range of technologies and processes that need to be addressed and missing just one could be disastrous.
NFV Is Down but Not Out
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5/22/2018  |  33 comments
NFV has failed to live up to the original expectations five years after it was first conceived. How can the industry ward off further technology disappointment?
Leading Lights 2018: The Finalists
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4/11/2018  |  Post a comment
Light Reading is thrilled to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights Awards program, which is now in its 14th year.
Robot Wars: Telecom's Looming AI Tussle
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3/14/2018  |  6 comments
Telcos performing routine chores will be ripe for AI-based automation. But whose AI will triumph?
Atrinet Pivots, Tackles Hybrid Network Headaches
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2/13/2018  |  Post a comment
Network management vendor revamps its strategy to promote itself as a telco cloud transformation project partner that can help operators make the transition from legacy to virtual architectures and manage hybrid networks on the way.
How Radcom's Pricing Model Is Set to Disrupt the Market
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2/7/2018  |  5 comments
Radcom's VNF pricing model looks set to excite network operators and drain the blood from traditional vendor faces.
TCS Pivots to Products, Plans M&A
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2/6/2018  |  Post a comment
Systems integration giant Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) is transforming itself into a 'New SI' and becoming a vendor, a strategic shift that requires some M&A activity.
Light Reading's 2017 Survey of Women in Comms
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9/18/2017  |  1 comment
The results are in from Light Reading's first-of-its-kind survey, taking the pulse of the good, the bad and the ugly of being a woman in today's next-gen comms industry.
Europe's Backhaul Black Hole Looms Above 5G
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9/18/2017  |  Post a comment
The poor availability of fiber for mobile backhaul spells trouble for some of Europe's biggest markets.
How the Connected Car Experience Is Transforming Telia
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9/5/2017  |  Post a comment
Nordic carrier is undergoing a business and cultural transformation as it grows its connected car services unit and prepares to launch in a third market, says executive.
Why BT's Security Chief Is Attacking His Own Network
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7/17/2017  |  Post a comment
With the cybersecurity threat landscape shifting quickly and continuously, BT's security chief reckons the best form of defense is attack – that is, to attack his own defense…
TIP Players Voice Open Source Misgivings
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7/11/2017  |  5 comments
TIP members big and small are assessing what open source technology means for them.
Calix Gambles on a Software-Defined Reboot
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6/28/2017  |  Post a comment
Having invested big bucks to become a software company, Calix seems poised for a major payday and a chance to box with the big boys in access networking.
Open Sores: Are Telcos on a Collision Course With Vendors?
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5/25/2017  |  17 comments
Now seen as an unstoppable force across much of the telecom industry, open source still has high-profile detractors as it up-ends traditional roles.
NFV's Major Movements
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5/9/2017  |  4 comments
Network operators need guidance on what to do about the MANO (management and orchestration) and NFV infrastructure (NFVi) segments of the overall NFV architecture – but where should they turn?
Leading Lights 2017: The Finalists
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4/10/2017  |  1 comment
Light Reading is proud to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights Awards program, which is now in its 13th year.
Russia's MTS to 'Sacrifice' Connectivity in Software Rebirth
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4/10/2017  |  Post a comment
Can Russia's biggest operator turn its connectivity eggs into service omelets?
The Growing Pains of 5G
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3/15/2017  |  5 comments
The hype surrounding 5G reached fever pitch at the recent Mobile World Congress, but the rollout of the next-generation network technology looks set to be drawn-out and painful.
CEO Interview: Huawei's Eric Xu
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3/13/2017  |  2 comments
Light Reading spent face-to-face time with Huawei CEO Eric Xu at Mobile World Congress to discuss the company's growth, the challenges that brings, its evolving role in communications industry and more.
Trump & Tech: Round 1
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2/8/2017  |  1 comment
Just a few weeks into power, Donald Trump already seems to have had a big impact on the US technology sector.
Mentors Among Us: 65 Inspiring Women in Comms
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12/26/2016  |  1 comment
WiC has been profiling female movers and shakers in the next-gen comms industry for over a year now. Here are the first 65 to inspire, educate and encourage you.
G.fast Could Use a Boost
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10/13/2016  |  3 comments
Technological progress will vastly improve the capability of G.fast technology during the next 12 months, but will that be enough?
Will ETSI Lose Its Edge as Fog Rolls In?
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9/28/2016  |  Post a comment
ETSI's mobile edge computing (MEC) specifications group wants to be the 'center of gravity' as fog computing spreads across the communications sector, but it could get sidelined.
ETSI Gets Edgy About Mobile
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9/19/2016  |  2 comments
Interest is growing in the potential of mobile edge computing. But will it live up to its promise?
Don't Put a Cap on Capex Just Yet
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9/15/2016  |  4 comments
Vendor forecasts suggest capex spending in the telecom sector is still headed up, up and away.
Amoroso Shares His Security Obsession
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9/8/2016  |  5 comments
Retired AT&T Chief Security Officer Ed Amoroso is publishing a free three-volume guide to enterprise cybersecurity, hoping to ward off the next big attack.
BT, Ofcom & the Battle of Britain
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8/18/2016  |  2 comments
The structural separation of BT would not have propelled the UK up international broadband charts: To achieve that, regulators need to look at fresh ways of bolstering infrastructure-based competition.
10 Myths About NFV (Mostly) Dispelled
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7/12/2016  |  2 comments
A number of assumptions and myths have sprung up around NFV during the past few years, all of which are worth unpicking.
Evaluating Juniper's Cloud CPE Solution
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6/29/2016  |  1 comment
Light Reading commissioned independent test lab EANTC to evaluate Juniper's Cloud CPE solution and found it to be ready for commercial NFV deployment.
DT's Pan-Net Picks Up the Pace
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6/6/2016  |  Post a comment
Deutsche Telekom is preparing to open the first of three data centers that will support services across all of its European markets in future.
CityFibre Aims High in BT Battle
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5/23/2016  |  1 comment
CityFibre might be small but its efforts to create an infrastructure rival to BT are beginning to bear fruit.
Ingenu Revs Up IoT Rhetoric
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5/18/2016  |  5 comments
Ingenu is making a bold case for its RPMA technology in an increasingly competitive LPWA networks market.
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