Dumping Huawei gear could be the key to getting the Sprint and T-Mobile merger approved, according to
a Reuters report on Friday afternoon. (See T-Mobile, Sprint Vow Deal Will Spur Competition, Sharpen Nation's 5G Edge and Sprint's Claure: US 5G Leadership Depends on T-Mobile Merger.)
The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) has been conducting a national security review of the T-Mobile and Sprint merger. (See
Sprint + T-Mobile = Security Risk?)
Reuters sources told the news agency that Sprint's parent, SoftBank Group Corp, and T-Mobile's parent, Deutsche Telekom, could make the deal approval easy if they both agreed to curb their use of Huawei gear. (See
Eurobites: Deutsche Telekom Joins Caravan of Concern Over Huawei, Where Huawei Fears to Tread and Orange Rules Out Huawei for 5G in France.)
— Phil Harvey, US News Editor,
Ciena's latest acquisition is another piece of a larger back office puzzle for carriers, but the vendor said it's not aiming to become the new OSS stack.
States still have the option of enacting their own net neutrality regulations following today's DC Circuit Court of Appeals ruling upholding the FCC rollback of net neutrality rules.
Ovum Chief Analyst Ed Barton talks to Light Reading's Ray Le Maistre about the services and opportunities 5G unlocks for consumers – and what new capabilities are just around the corner.
The vendor's new XR Optics technology could cut carrier opex and capex in service providers' metro networks. But can the company get everyone else to buy into coherent optical sub-carrier aggregation?
As the editors recap Light Reading's event series on network functions virtualization (NFV) and software-defined networking (SDN), technologies like 5G and edge computing arrive just in time to hurry the industry along its path to more modern networks and add plenty of drama.
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