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Key developments related to fronthaul and cloud/centralized radio access network (C-RAN) technologies and strategies.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/15/2018
Also, for the first time the vendor is directly sourcing OpenStack from its open source community instead of using RedHat's version.
By Iain Morris, International Editor, 10/26/2018
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT down after Jansen appointment; Orange's data center plans; Proximus raises guidance.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 10/24/2018
Ericsson looks in better shape than it has been for years, but the good times might not last.
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By Iain Morris, International Editor, 10/17/2018
Italian incumbent looks outside the traditional vendor community to solve its latest mobile network challenge.
By Iain Morris, International Editor, 10/17/2018
Swedish vendor confirms involvement with group that wants to end the dominance of the incumbent equipment suppliers in the radio access network.
By Iain Morris, International Editor, 10/16/2018
Two and a half years into its mission, the Facebook-led TIP claims to have made networks exciting for the first time in 20 years. But as it enters the procurement phase, its task may get even harder.
By Iain Morris, International Editor, 10/16/2018
Two of the leading industry groups trying to break the stranglehold of big vendors on the radio access network look set to combine their efforts.
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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 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.
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 Iain Morris, International Editor, 10/11/2018
Deutsche Telekom claims 80% of its mobile network is 5G ready as it prepares for a 2020 commercial launch, but the transition to full-blown 5G will require a lot more effort.
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 10/9/2018
Through its work with vendors, Verizon is expecting to have 5G mmWave radio integrated with its baseband unit available sometime in 2019.
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