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Dan Jones Sprint COO Ottendorfer Jumps Ship
Dan Jones  
11/17/2017   1 Comment
Sprint's flamboyant COO of technology, Gunther Ottendorfer, has left the company, the operator announced on Friday evening.
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Dan Jones AT&T's Lurie Leaps to Synchronoss as New CEO
Dan Jones  
11/17/2017   1 Comment
Former AT&T Mobility CEO Glenn Lurie didn't stay retired very long! He has signed on as the new CEO for messsaging company Synchronoss, replacing current CEO Stephen Waldis.
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Dan Jones Amdocs Preps 'Carrier-Grade' Version of ONAP
Dan Jones  
11/17/2017   1 Comment
Amdocs is getting ready to launch a version of ONAP aimed at the carrier grade and enterprise markets.
Mari Silbey Broadcom Deal Is Done for Brocade
Mari Silbey  
11/17/2017   1 Comment
It's hardly the biggest deal Broadcom's pursuing today, but the chipmaker has announced that it's now completed its $5.9 billion acquisition of Brocade.
Aditya Kishore Hollywood's ACE Sinks Kodi Pirates
Aditya Kishore  
11/17/2017  
Hollywood has had it with piracy. With Kodi boxes enabling a host of pirated services through add-ons, a host of major film studios and online streaming providers have come together to force a number of popular pirated streaming tools to shut down in a coordinated crackdown.
Carol Wilson AT&T Intelligent Edge Blurs Lines Between Cloud, CPE
Carol Wilson  
11/17/2017  
ORLANDO -- MEF 17 -- The edge of the network is definitely where it's happening right now, as operators push out intelligence and compute power closer to the customer. But how that edge is defined is also changing, blurring the lines between the customer premises and the cloud and even redefining what constitutes a "premises," says Josh Goodell, vice president of intelligent edge for AT&T.
Gagandeep Kaur India Poised for Transport Network Boom
Gagandeep Kaur  
11/17/2017   1 Comment
Driven by a staggering increase in mobile broadband traffic in the last year, India has emerged as the best-performing optical networking market in 2017, according to a recent report from Ovum. The market research firm reckons that optical networking sales in India are up 11.8% this year.
Paul Rainford Eurobites: BT Attends University With Huawei to Study Photonics & More
Paul Rainford  
11/17/2017  
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: DT's Bavarian brew; Kudelski makes some White Noise; EU set to approve Qualcomm/NXP deal soon?
Eryn Leavens WiCipedia: Herstory, Apple Diversity Stagnates & Queen Bees
Eryn Leavens  
11/17/2017  
This week in our WiCipedia roundup: Apple's diversity efforts fall flat; Uber under fire again for not protecting passengers; women in tech in China break glass ceiling; and more.
Iain Morris China Mobile to Deploy 10,000 5G Basestations by 2020
Iain Morris  
11/17/2017  
LONDON -- Global Mobile Broadband Forum 2017 -- China Mobile is confident it will have 10,000 5G basestations in commercial deployment in 2020 and has said it needs the next-generation technology to cope with soaring volumes of data traffic on its mobile networks.
Ray Le Maistre IoT Specialist Wellness Telecom Banks Series A
Ray Le Maistre  
11/17/2017  
Spanish smart city technology specialist Wellness Telecom has landed a Series A investment round from Enzen Group, an international professional services group based in India that is focused on energy efficiency and environmentally-friendly processes in the utility sector.
Dan Jones FCC Wants to Open More High-Band Spectrum for 5G
Dan Jones  
11/17/2017   1 Comment
The FCC said Thursday that it would like to add to the total amount of millimeter wave spectrum that it would auction off for future 5G usage, proposing to open up another 1.7GHz of the high-band spectrum for terrestrial use.
Iain Morris DT Is Not Going Radio Gaga About 5G
Iain Morris  
11/16/2017  
LONDON -- Global Mobile Broadband Forum 2017 -- Teutonic spoilsport Deutsche Telekom has marched into the orgy of backslapping over progress on 5G standardization and told its peers to get a grip.
Mari Silbey Senet Virtualizes Worldwide IoT Network
Mari Silbey  
11/16/2017  
Senet has successfully deployed the largest low-power wide-area network (LoRaWAN) in North America, and with its coverage of 225 markets, about 100,000 square miles and 50 million people, that's no small feat. Yet CEO Bruce Chatterley calls what Senet's created to date "a good starter network." And that's because the company's ambitions extend much, much farther.
Iain Morris Cisco Boosted by Rosier Outlook
Iain Morris  
11/16/2017   1 Comment
Cisco shares received a boost during after-hours trading on the Nasdaq on Wednesday after the vendor giant predicted that its long sales decline would come to an end in the next fiscal quarter.
Paul Rainford Eurobites: Ericsson Files Patent for '5G Foundations'
Paul Rainford  
11/16/2017  
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom open to Dutch tie-up with Tele2; EE hits 2.8 Gbit/s in 5G tests with Huawei; Bouygues profits up.
Dan Jones Tiny Antennas Bring Test Challenges for 5G
Dan Jones  
11/15/2017   1 Comment
The tiny multiple antenna arrays used in the prototype high-band devices starting to arrive in operator and OEM labs present a new wrinkle for device testing: The tiny antennas are too small to performance test in the normal way. (See Azimuth Ties LTE Lab Testing to the Field.)
Craig Matsumoto Juniper's New Contrail VP Hails From Google
Craig Matsumoto  
11/15/2017   3 comments
Juniper CTO Bikash Koley has dipped back into Google's ranks to find a new leader for the Contrail business unit.
Iain Morris Bell Canada Is Binning Black Boxes Before 5G Buildout
Iain Morris  
11/15/2017  
LONDON -- Global Mobile Broadband Forum 2017 -- Bell Canada is ripping out the customized hardware it uses in its core network systems as it prepares for the launch of 5G technology in the next few years.
Ray Le Maistre Huawei Set for 'Intensive' AI Investment
Ray Le Maistre  
11/15/2017  
LONDON -- Global Mobile Broadband Forum 2017 - In its efforts to provide telcos with the "intelligent" systems they will need to build fully automated networks, Huawei is set to make "intensive investments in AI" in the coming years, according to the vendor's deputy chairman and rotating CEO, Ken Hu.
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