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SAN DIEGO -- OFC 2018 -- China Telecom believes it will need to deploy more than 2 million 5G-enabled basestations across China to provide its current and anticipated ...
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SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- OFC 2018 -- Following a tough couple of years, Infinera appears to be back in the optical transport saddle and ready to ride into town (well, San ...
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The media merger environment is a lot like middle school: both rely on he-said/she-said gossip that's difficult to ignore.
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Bowing to political pressure, Telecom Italia has approved plans to spin off its fixed-line business and run it as a wholly owned but legally separate entity.
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Ain't no sunshine when he's gone, so Ray's back with Scott to talk about full-on fiber and Nokia's tactical withdrawal from the digital health market.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 2/15/2018
VALENCIA -- FTTH Conference 2018 -- As you'd expect at an event organized by an industry body that lives and breathes to promote fiber-to-the-home/building (FTTH/B), ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 2/14/2018
VALENCIA, Spain -- FTTH Conference 2018 -- International operator Altice has highlighted emerging fiber broadband access technology NG-PON2 as a critical element in ...
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Smartphones Remain the Most Vulnerable of Endpoints
Simon Marshall, Technology Journalist, 4/24/2018
The nature of mobile devices, especially smartphones, continues to make them the ...
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Europe's Backhaul Black Hole Looms Above 5G
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