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AT&T Puts Intelligence in the Middle of the Edge

AT&T is focused on building virtualization and intelligence into the customer edge and network edge for 5G applications.

It's Time to Get Excited About 3.5GHz CBRS

We're days away from initial commercial deployments in the 3.5GHz CBRS spectrum band, often called 'Goldilocks spectrum' because of its propagation characteristics. It certainly appears to be just right, given the diversity of initial commercial applications.

Eurobites: Telefónica to Wield Jobs Ax Again – Report

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Soros considers sale of Hyperoptic stake; BT unleashes its drone killer; Nevion 5G virtualization project bags EU grant.

Power Brokers: Utilities Explore Their Role in 4G & 5G

Utility companies like Duke and Xcel are already major players in the telecom market. Now they're looking at how they might participate in 4G and 5G.

This Is Dish's 6-Step Plan for 5G

Dish Network is hoping to enter the wireless industry as a disruptive MVNO while it builds a 5G network. But what exactly are the company's plans?

Q&A With Dish's Charlie Ergen About His New 5G Strategy

Dish's chief executive spoke with Light Reading about the company's 5G future, just hours after Dish announced a $5 billion agreement to purchase customers, spectrum and wholesale access from the combined Sprint and T-Mobile.

T-Mobile/Sprint Merger Gets DoJ Approval Thanks to Dish's $5B Deal

The DoJ signed off on a transaction that would merge Sprint and T-Mobile and position Dish Network to build a nationwide 5G network. It's a complex deal.

5G in Laptops, Watches, Tablets & More? Analysts Are Divided

5G operators are keen to see consumer electronics companies install 5G capabilities into all kinds of devices. However, analysts are divided about whether that will actually happen.

5G's Future Could Literally Be Full of Hot Air... And Drones

Sure you could deliver 5G using regular stuff like macro cell towers and small cells. But if you're really cool, you'd use balloons, blimps or drones.

Verizon Exec Taps the Brakes on 5G for Driverless Cars

5G-powered drones and AR/VR services? Sure. But Verizon's Adam Koeppe said that driverless cars running on 5G isn't something that's going to happen anytime soon.

SoftBank Plows Big Bucks Into Drones & Balloons for 5G, IoT

SoftBank is embarking on a new business that involves building massive drones to provide Internet services in remote areas. Tied in, SoftBank is also plowing $125 million into Alphabet's Loon project.

AT&T's Pacewicz: 'We See the Cloud Fragmenting Again'

AT&T Business Chief Product Officer Roman Pacewicz describes how edge computing, 5G and network virtualization are required for next-generation applications that can deliver new business opportunities for the operator.

MWC19: 5G Gets Industrial, Musical & Far Out

With a few snapshots and snappy captions, we've breezed through some of the big themes at MWC19, and tried to call attention to some of the more impressive displays of technology and showmanship in Barcelona.

Light Reading's 41 Most Popular Stories in 2018

Everything from enterprise strategies to 5G devices caught our audiences' attention during 2018. At a time when so many changes are bearing down on the telecom world, it's clear that a lot of us still have our heads in the cloud.

WiCipedia: Diversity in Product Dev & Israeli Entrepreneurs Protest Sexism

This week in our WiC roundup: Keeping smart home products safe for all; Merkel finds sexism in Israeli tech community; girls have limited access to mobile phones worldwide; and more.

The World of Disney: StudioLAB Innovation, Cisco Collaboration & 5G Anticipation

With technology partners and an eye toward 5G networks, the StudioLAB is helping Disney-owned content studios solve technical production problems and reach consumers in novel ways.

Behind the Scenes at Disney's StudioLAB

Disney is using tech from Cisco and other partners to reach consumers in new ways. We take you behind-the-scenes at the StudioLAB, where Disney execs explain how 5G networks will unlock new opportunities in storytelling and content distribution.

Eurobites: ARM Eyes $600M Data Analytics Deal – Report

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom begins second phase of 'supervectoring' rollout; BT beefs up cybersecurity in India, loses more TV sports content.

Eurobites: UK Fine-Tunes Its Full-Fiber Future

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Proximus secures digital rollout agreement with Flemish government; Ericsson runs 5G pilot in Singapore; Elisa hosts AI contest.

Eurobites: Google's Balloon Goes Up Over Kenya

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange extends 5G testing in France; Cisco invests in UK innovation; ADVA revenues down in Q2.

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