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Post-ECOC 2019: Optical Networking Beyond the Thunderdome

It's like Mad Max in the optical networking space, with every group of participants – optical transceiver vendors, chip manufacturers, systems OEMs and even end customers – all fighting their own war.

AT&T, Verizon Cheer Broadband Maps – Except for 5G

AT&T and Verizon have voiced support for the FCC's efforts to obtain accurate maps of broadband access in the US. But they argued 5G should not be included in those maps.

The 'Ostiguide' to Observability

At 5G Asia, Accedian's founder and Executive Chairman Patrick Ostiguy explains the difference between 'observability' and visibility for monitoring and service assurance of 5G networks.

Orange Issues Plea for Help With O-RAN Integration

The test process and integration efforts associated with Open RAN deployments are overwhelming, so the industry needs to engage in collaborative, joint test schemes that cut out duplicated effort, says Orange exec. The good news is, China Mobile's on the case…

Operators May Move to Standalone 5G Faster Than Anticipated

Operators continue to test their initial 5G networks, and are finding a number of surprises that could hasten changes like a move from non-standalone 5G to standalone 5G.

Here's How T-Mobile Reduced LTE Congestion by 71%

T-Mobile's CTO Neville Ray built a traffic-forecasting tool in conjunction with Speedtest provider Ookla that the company said helped direct fully $10 billion in network spending over the past five years.

Apple's iPhone 7 Blasts RF Radiation Above Legal Limits in New Study

Detailed RF exposure tests conducted by the Chicago Tribune found that a number of devices, including those from Motorola, Samsung and Apple, exceed some of the FCC's guidelines for radiation emissions.

Charter Sets Employee Tests for 'Spectrum Connectivity Platform'

Software for broadband devices, believed to support OpenWRT, designed to help customers manage and optimize in-home WiFi, tweak router settings and pause Internet connectivity.

Get Ready for the 5G Retail Robots!

AT&T has hooked up with Badger Technologies to test retail robots powered by millimeter wave 5G and edge computing.

Is Light Communications a Solution in Search of a Problem?

LiFi is the latest effort to bring optical wireless communications into the commercial communications networking fold.

Eurobites: Nokia's Suri Warns Against 5G Security Overload

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telia acquires Fello AB; Tele2 audits its network following sequence of outages; Michael Joseph returns to Safaricom following death of Bob Collymore.

BT Leverages Open Source for Fifth Generation of Network Monitoring

Telcos need new ways to monitor their services and networks and some are turning to the open source community for inspiration.

CableLabs Seizes On Smarter WiFi

Teams with the Wi-Fi Alliance on new open source, standard way to collect and analyze WiFi network data and troubleshoot in-home WiFi issues that have been a drag on cable opex.

Crunch Time for the Edge

Edge computing looks to be an essential piece of the 5G puzzle but it's going to take a long time to slot into place, as MobiledgeX is finding out.

Tech Specs Groups to US Commerce Dept: 'Give Us Clarity on Huawei'

Twenty-six technical specs and standards bodies, including the Ethernet Alliance and the Broadband Forum, have written to the US Dept. of Commerce seeking clarity on whether they can still engage with Huawei whilst the 'Entity List' ruling is in place.

CenturyLink's No Sweat Approach to AI

US operator is moving toward a more proactive and predictive operational model as it uses AI tools to extract greater value from its data, but there are hurdles to overcome.

Follow the Money: Optical Trends From NGON 2019

The opening sessions of this year's NGON & DCI World event in Nice focused on money matters and automation but there was little appetite to discuss the impact of global trade tensions and the US clampdown on Huawei's supply line.

Leading Lights Winners On Fire!

We invited our 2019 Leading Lights awards winners to share their thoughts with the Light Reading video crew. Here's what they had to say:

Leading Lights 2019: The Winners

Find out which companies have taken home the 2019 Leading Lights Awards trophies.

Leading Lights 2019 Finalists: Outstanding Test & Measurement Vendor

Six companies – Anritsu, Infovista, Kentik, Netrounds, Spirent and Viavi Solutions – made the cut in the Outstanding Test & Measurement Vendor category.

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