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Dan Jones Shipments of Bluetooth-Enabled IoT Devices to Surpass Smartphones in 2024
Dan Jones  
9/13/2019  
Forget Bluetooth in your phone. Your next Bluetooth device could well be a luggage tracker or a wireless security camera, as shipments of Bluetooth-enabled IoT devices will exceed smartphones within five years.
Mike Dano Amazon Shows More Interest in 3.5GHz Wireless Networks
Mike Dano  
9/13/2019  
Amazon said it plans to expand testing in the 3.5GHz CBRS spectrum band, but the company continues to keep the details of those tests under the cloak of secrecy. However, many of the new locations where Amazon is testing networks in the band are near its corporate offices.
Mike Dano AT&T, AMG's NextLink Fined by FCC for Talking During Auction
Mike Dano  
9/13/2019  
The FCC fined AT&T $75,000 and AMG Technology Investment Group $100,000 for holding prohibited communications during the agency's CAF II auction last year.
Ray Le Maistre Acacia Ups the Coherent Ante
Ray Le Maistre  
9/13/2019  
At a time when the communications networking market's attention has been drawn toward the bright light of software enablement, it's important to remember that hardware developments are still of critical importance: That was a point well made by Gilles Garcia from Xilinx during a video conversation at this year's Big 5G Event in Denver.
Mike Dano Charter Is Preparing to Build a Wireless Network
Mike Dano  
9/13/2019  
Cable company Charter Communications is widely expected to begin construction on a wireless network in select locations in its cable footprint, a move that would reflect the company's desire to expand its reach into the mobile industry.
Iain Morris Add Sub-Prime 5G to the UK's Broadband Woes
Iain Morris  
9/13/2019  
Britain just can't catch a break. As Brexit enthusiasts in government work on disemboweling the constitution, and hastening the break-up of the United Kingdom, telecom experts have been weighing in with chastening assessments of its 21st century communications infrastructure.
Paul Rainford Eurobites: Sunrise/Liberty Deal Catches More Flak
Paul Rainford  
9/13/2019  
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom taps VMware for SD-WANnery; Ericsson and Qualcomm claim standalone 5G breakthrough; UK government still dithering over Huawei.
Eryn Leavens WiCipedia: Tips for Female Conference Speakers & How Women Impact Product Dev
Eryn Leavens  
9/13/2019  
This week in our WiCipedia roundup: Female conference-goers can maximize experience with engagement; girls are the future of security tech; more women needed in health tech industry; and more.
Tang Wei, Vice President, ZTE Corporation Innovations in Home Media Terminals for the Upcoming 5G Era
Tang Wei, Vice President, ZTE Corporation  
9/13/2019  
2019 is the first year for commercial 5G networks. By August, 5G services have already been officially launched in US, South Korea, Switzerland and several other countries. 5G networks, featuring high bandwidth, ultra-reliable low latency and massive concurrent connectivity, have immediately attracted a large number of early adopters. For example, 5G users in South Korea have exceeded one million within only two months, with a penetration rate faster than that of 4G. In addition, the development of 5G-empowered services, including industrial control, drone, Internet of vehicles, and AR/VR, brings revolution in business models for various vertical industries and inspires our imagination.
Dan Jones AT&T Intros 'Safety Button' for US Hotel Workers
Dan Jones  
9/12/2019  
AT&T has developed an alert button for hotel staff that uses IoT technology to transmit their exact location to hotel security when the button is pushed.
Mitch Wagner AT&T on Track for 100% Core Network Virtualization Next Year
Mitch Wagner  
9/12/2019   1 Comment
AT&T has achieved a network virtualization milestone, with 75% of MPLS tunnel traffic on its core network now controlled by SDN, and is on track to hit 100% next year.
Stephen Lawson T-Mobile Poland's Sewera: Operators Need to Take Command
Stephen Lawson  
9/12/2019  
SANTA CLARA, CALIF. -- To successfully implement SDN, network operators need to significantly change their mindset and start taking on responsibilities they handed off to vendors, an executive of a leading-edge carrier says.
Jeff Baumgartner Charter Seeks Buy-In for Piracy Plan
Jeff Baumgartner  
9/12/2019  
Piracy mitigation is a key component of a new distribution deal between Charter Communications and The Walt Disney Co., but Charter has even grander ambitions as it attempts to squelch content piracy and password sharing.
Jeff Baumgartner Orby TV Links Up With Eutelsat for New Prepaid Satellite TV Service
Jeff Baumgartner  
9/12/2019   1 Comment
Revealing a few more technical details behind a recently launched prepaid satellite TV service, Orby TV has hooked up with Eutelsat Americas to supply critical capacity for a multichannel offering that starts at $40 per month.
Jeff Baumgartner Altice USA Loves What Locast Does, CEO Says
Jeff Baumgartner  
9/12/2019  
As retransmission negotiations with local broadcasters remain a sticky area for pay-TV providers, Altice USA confirmed it has talked turkey with Locast, a relatively new service that provides free streaming access to local broadcast TV channels in several major markets and has drawn fire from ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox.
Iain Morris Huawei Eyes Sale of 5G Assets to Western Rival Economist
Iain Morris  
9/12/2019   1 Comment
Every few weeks, Huawei Founder Ren Zhengfei is dusted off and sat like some latter-day Chinese royal before one of the world's most prestigious media titles. And whether he is meeting with the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times or the BBC, his message is nearly always the same: Huawei is being treated unfairly, it has never spied for China's government, US sanctions will fail and so on.
Mike Dano It's Time to Get Excited About 3.5GHz CBRS
Mike Dano  
9/12/2019   1 Comment
After almost a decade of work and roughly a year of delays, we're just days away from seeing real, live commercial operations in the 3.5GHz CBRS band.
Stephen Lawson AT&T's Fuetsch: 'We Really Didn't Have a Choice' on Open Networking
Stephen Lawson  
9/12/2019  
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- ONF Connect -- AT&T has nearly reached its goal of virtualizing 75% of its network by 2020 and is now gearing up for trials of open networking platforms that could make operators more agile and efficient.
Iain Morris Australia's TPG Had No 5G Plan. Does Anyone?
Iain Morris  
9/12/2019  
TPG boss David Teoh is being grilled by Australian authorities about his controversial mobile plans, and the spectacle has turned into Australia's grisliest horror show since Wolf Creek.
Paul Rainford Eurobites: Telia Appoints New CEO
Paul Rainford  
9/12/2019  
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Helios Towers reignites IPO; 5G lands at Gatwick Airport; OBS lands IP deployment gig; fiber-to-the-social-housing.
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