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Key developments related to evolved packet core technologies.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 6/13/2019
Chinese vendor ups the ante in battle with the US by reportedly demanding more than $1 billion in patent payments from the US carrier for the use of technology it has in its networks, reports the Wall Street Journal.
By Mike Dano, Editorial Director, 5G & Mobile Strategies, 6/11/2019
China Mobile awarded its first batch of 5G equipment contracts to the likes of Huawei and ZTE, though it did include Ericsson and Nokia in the process.
By Mike Dano, Editorial Director, 5G & Mobile Strategies, 5/30/2019
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By Light Reading, 5/27/2019
Ovum's Michael Roberts discusses what pieces of the 5G puzzle are still needed with NSIGHT's Patrick Riordan, Mavenir's John Baker, Western Digital's Oded Sagee, Sprint's Mishka Dehghan and Cisco's Ian Campbell at the Big 5G Event in Denver, Colo. on May 7, 2019.
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Carolina West Wireless counts 300 towers and roughly 90,000 customers, and is still using a circuit-switched core network. But that's not stopping the operator from preparing for 5G.
By Mike Dano, Editorial Director, 5G & Mobile Strategies, 5/9/2019
The global wireless industry rushed a barebones version of the 5G standard out the door so it could get to market more quickly. Today's 5G certainly reflects that haste.
By Mitch Wagner, Executive Editor, Light Reading, 5/3/2019
Vodafone Idea picked IBM to implement multi-cloud for customer engagement, in a five-year multi-million-dollar deal, and Ericsson for its cloud packet core.
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By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 4/26/2019
Dutch national operator will use a 'Western' supplier for the 'sensitive' 5G core platform.
By Mitch Wagner, Executive Editor, Light Reading, 4/24/2019
Thirteen vendors, from Altiostar to ZTE, are helping operators apply SDN and NFV technologies to transform their networks from the core to the edge.
By Iain Morris, International Editor, 4/10/2019
Features in the latest radios could end a nasty form of vendor 'lock-in' that may prevent an operator from using different 4G and 5G suppliers.
By Mike Dano, Editorial Director, 5G & Mobile Strategies, 4/10/2019
Dish chairman Charlie Ergen says building a wireless network 'is harder than I thought it was going to be,' but reiterates plan to build a 5G offering that could enable dynamic pricing and fixed wireless services.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 3/5/2019
The big noise in Barcelona was, of course, anything and everything to do with 5G, but in the background there were signs that some companies are embracing the potential of the public cloud as they determine their next-generation technology and services strategies.
By Mike Dano, Editorial Director, 5G & Mobile Strategies, 3/5/2019
Despite analyst skepticism, Dish executives continue to argue that the company will be able to make a splash with a new, nationwide 5G network. And Japan's Rakuten appears to offer some evidence to support those claims.
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