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Key developments from the mobile backhaul sector, including synchronization.
By Phil Harvey, US News Editor, 10/15/2018
Broadband Success Partners Principal Jack Burton says 5G represents a great opportunity for cable MSOs to work with 5G network operators and provide not only backhaul, but facilities -- real estate on poles, towers in headends and central offices. Cable's proximity to the customer could provide them a revenue source tied to 5G and edge computing, as well as a long-term hedge against obsolescence.
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 10/12/2018
As actual 5G services are starting to arrive, what does 'commercial' 5G network actually mean right now?
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By Phil Harvey, US News Editor, 10/12/2018
The legislative environment now seems to have roadblocks up against fiber deployment, according to Brian Daniels, Zayo's senior VP of strategic networks. He said there's a need for standard fees and permanent processes to help multiple tenants use a city's light poles and other infrastructure so several carriers can efficiently provide competitive services in cities.
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By Phil Harvey, US News Editor, 10/12/2018
Verizon's director of optical transport network architecture, design and planning talks about why millimeter wave technology works so well to deliver a home broadband service, and how Verizon intends to reach more places with 5G even where adding new fiber isn't feasible.
By Phil Harvey, US News Editor, 10/11/2018
AT&T's VP of converged access and device technology discusses the 5G network buildout and how the carrier's focus on mobile experiences shapes its decisions on fiber use and edge networking as it races to deliver an 'immersive consumer experience.'
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 10/10/2018
In a new report published in partnership with SCTE/ISBE, Light Reading spells out what cable operators are doing with fiber now and what they plan to do with it in the future.
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By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 10/8/2018
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Is BT in talks with Apple over TV deal? Mobily punished for not employing enough Saudis; class action against Google blocked in UK.
By Jack S. Burton, Principal, Broadband Success Partners, 10/8/2018
In this last of a three-blog series, we will explore the potential for cable operators and other broadband providers to work with their OTT and access rivals.
By Phil Harvey, US News Editor, 9/25/2018
We took a quick walk around the Nokia stand at Mobile World Congress Americas earlier this month and enjoyed some virtual reality pitches, lessons in network demand forecasting and a discussion of decomposing network functions (I think).
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 9/24/2018
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telit seeks new CEO; DT embraces robots; new book sheds light on Nokia woes.
By Phil Harvey, US News Editor, 9/20/2018
As Sprint upgrades its network to handle more capacity for LTE, it is deploying massive MIMO antennas that provide the carrier a software-upgradable path to 5G services. Sprint's VP of Technology Ron Marquardt fills us in on the very latest, including a bit about why Sprint can use normal form-factor handsets for its network when 5G arrives.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 9/7/2018
Operating the core network and owning the SIM card will lead to lower churn, pave the path to more control of the service and offer other benefits, CEO says.
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