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By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 10/16/2018
Deutsche Telekom, Intel and MobiledgeX to lead a new Telecom Infra Project (TIP) group focused on APIs that will enable developers to write apps able to run on edge computing resources.
By Iain Morris, International Editor, 10/16/2018
Two and a half years into its mission, the Facebook-led TIP claims to have made networks exciting for the first time in 20 years. But as it enters the procurement phase, its task may get even harder.
By Iain Morris, International Editor, 10/16/2018
Two of the leading industry groups trying to break the stranglehold of big vendors on the radio access network look set to combine their efforts.
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By Phil Harvey, US News Editor, 10/15/2018
Broadband Success Partners Principal Jack Burton says 5G represents a great opportunity for cable MSOs to work with 5G network operators and provide not only backhaul, but facilities -- real estate on poles, towers in headends and central offices. Cable's proximity to the customer could provide them a revenue source tied to 5G and edge computing, as well as a long-term hedge against obsolescence.
By Phil Harvey, US News Editor, 10/12/2018
The legislative environment now seems to have roadblocks up against fiber deployment, according to Brian Daniels, Zayo's senior VP of strategic networks. He said there's a need for standard fees and permanent processes to help multiple tenants use a city's light poles and other infrastructure so several carriers can efficiently provide competitive services in cities.
By Phil Harvey, US News Editor, 10/12/2018
Verizon's director of optical transport network architecture, design and planning talks about why millimeter wave technology works so well to deliver a home broadband service, and how Verizon intends to reach more places with 5G even where adding new fiber isn't feasible.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 10/12/2018
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom in augmented reality deal; Zayo expands in Europe; Dialog workers transfer to Apple.
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By Iain Morris, International Editor, 10/12/2018
Deutsche Telekom becomes the first European operator to make a firm 5G coverage commitment.
By Phil Harvey, US News Editor, 10/11/2018
AT&T's VP of converged access and device technology discusses the 5G network buildout and how the carrier's focus on mobile experiences shapes its decisions on fiber use and edge networking as it races to deliver an 'immersive consumer experience.'
By Iain Morris, International Editor, 10/11/2018
Deutsche Telekom claims 80% of its mobile network is 5G ready as it prepares for a 2020 commercial launch, but the transition to full-blown 5G will require a lot more effort.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 10/10/2018
CableLabs is developing a cloud, edge and virtualization framework that MSOs can use to provide a consistent message to the vendor community.
By Phil Harvey, US News Editor, 10/9/2018
CenturyLink has more than 100,000 on-net, "lit" buildings in its network. That's a massive advantage in a world where new services require the distribution of virtualized network functions as close to customers as possible, according to Kevin McBride, CenturyLink's principal architect of SDN & NVF technologies.
By Mitch Wagner, Executive Editor, Light Reading, 10/8/2018
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