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US Ignite's Silbey: Wireless testbed research can help smash tech silos

US Ignite's Mari Silbey discusses how public-private partnerships can help with some big 5G issues, like resolving the technical challenges in open RAN networks and feeding better network data sets to AI and machine learning engines.

The private wireless networking opportunity shouldn't stay too private

Private wireless players need to start showing off actual wins, allowing sunlight to help generate momentum. Otherwise the industry risks falling into navel-gazing apathy.

Big 5G Event: 'Major hopes' for private wireless networks

The editors feel the light and heat from the industry's private wireless market optimism. They weigh in on how customers are using these networks and why consolidation among private wireless players is likely.

NSC's Joe Kochan: Unlocking new tech possibilities with spectrum

Joe Kochan, a telecom veteran and former CEO of US Ignite, talks to Light Reading about his new role as the executive director at the National Spectrum Consortium (NSC), where he aims to promote stronger tech partnerships between government, academia and industry.

NTT's Rika Nakazawa on managing rubrics for private 5G networks

Nakazawa discusses how the operator manages private networks for customers both on-campus and while roaming, and shares future use cases for the private network market.

Big 5G Event: T-Mobile expands and Dish sets growth plans

The editors discuss T-Mobile's geographic expansion of 5G coverage, Dish Network's ambitious growth plans, and provide a recap of the Women in Telecom workshop.

Dish is not wedded to AWS after all

The company building America's newest mobile network wants a hybrid cloud deployment and not AWS lock-in, it says.

Verizon's Miguel Carames: 5G and edge computing could make telecom cool again

Carames says telcos experienced a bit of a missed opportunity to participate in the over-the-top economy with 4G, but 5G and edge computing open the door to deliver new services and business value to end users out of the gate.

AT&T testing open RAN, but CTO won't offer deployment timelines

AT&T's Andre Fuetsch expects to first deploy open RAN equipment in small cells and private wireless networking scenarios before moving it into its broader, macro network.

T-Mobile US throws down 5G gauntlet to slow-moving rivals

Neville Ray, the operator's chief technology officer, boasts a leadership position following the takeover of Sprint.

6G has every chance of screwing the carriers

Another big investment round will net billions for governments and equipment vendors, while forcing operators to dig deep.

Wham, bam, Rakuten

Rakuten Mobile CMO Geoff Hollingworth talks to Iain Morris about how the Japanese operator is making its presence felt.

Here are 10 big 5G moments from the last 12 months

Here it is: The biggest 5G moments from the past year, as compiled by Light Reading's editorial staff.

Omdia's Pablo Tomasi: A cautionary tale about private 5G networks

Tomasi shares where service providers and enterprises are finding success in the private network market, and why private network players should be careful about the partners they choose.

Verizon SVP Debika Bhattacharya on the credibility conundrum for women in comms

Light Reading recently caught up with Bhattacharya during a fireside chat at Light Reading's Big 5G Event in Denver to discuss the role mentors and sponsor have played in her career, and what she sees as the current biggest barriers for women in the industry.

MixComm CEO talks advancements in beamforming and mmWave for 5G

MixComm's CEO explains the company's approach to beamforming and mmWave, and how partnerships are key to furthering updates to those 5G technologies.

Verizon's Shah on private networks, now and later

While AR, VR and robotics applications generate the most buzz, Anand Shah says many of those private network use cases are several years out. Currently, computer vision is one of the most widely used private network use cases.

Matrixx CTO: How modern charging, billing unlocks new mobile services

Marc Price, CTO of Matrixx, talks about the possibilities that exist for network operators when they can more creatively charge for services and what new infrastructure unlocks those opportunities.

Big 5G Recap: Going hybrid in the mile-high city

Light Reading's Jeff Baumgartner and Mike Dano join Phil Harvey to recap the Big 5G Event and discuss what has happened lately with in-person events.

Verizon's Peselli on enterprises' evolving network consumption model

Massimo Peselli explains how customers can utilize Verizon's cloud to reduce the hardware needed to support their network operations, and how 5G is advancing the network-as-a-service approach.

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