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By Iain Morris, News Editor, 6/22/2018
These are worrying times for many ordinary telecom workers. In the last few weeks, five of the world's biggest service providers have collectively announced plans to ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 6/21/2018
Altice Europe is selling stakes in its towers businesses for the sum of €2.5 billion (US$2.9 billion) in an effort to reduce debts and open up new revenue streams in ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 6/21/2018
Switch on your smartphone and tiny letters at the top of the screen handily indicate whether you are using a 3G or 4G data network. How soon 5G pops up could depend ...
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By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 6/19/2018
Colt has extended its international network into the US, launching connectivity services up to 100G (and a range of wholesale services) to cement relationships with ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 6/18/2018
An independent analysis of the $98 billion wireline US business telecom market confirms several ongoing trends, including the cable industry's encroachment onto telco ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 6/18/2018
Immigration, a looming trade war, the impact of global warming… there are many issues that could rile today's world leaders. But what's really upset Malcolm Turnbull, ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 6/15/2018
AT&T has closed its $84 billion takeover of Time Warner after a US judge approved the deal with no restrictions earlier this week. (See AT&T Wins Big, Gets Bigger: ...
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By Iain Morris, News Editor, 6/14/2018
LONDON -- 5G World Summit 2018 -- BT plans to switch off its UK 3G network by 2022, relying on a mixture of 2G, 4G and 5G technologies to serve mobile customers, and ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 6/12/2018
Soon-to-quit BT CEO Gavin Patterson says he is passing the UK telco onto his successor in a "good state" following the 2016 takeover of EE and the development of ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 6/11/2018
For nearly 600 days in 2010 and 2011, Belgium had no elected government, amid a constitutional crisis in the small European country, and nobody really noticed. If ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 6/11/2018
More than 107,000 jobs have been cut during the past two fiscal years across 20 major telcos tracked by Light Reading, a figure that equals 6% of total jobs at those ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 6/8/2018
Did anyone see this coming? Former Ericsson CEO and current Verizon CTO Hans Vestberg is to replace Lowell McAdam as the operator's CEO starting August 1.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 6/8/2018
He looks like a Hollywood hero, and he is evidently so disconnected from reality that he might as well be one.
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Tesla Lawsuit Claims Insider Breached Company Security
Scott Ferguson, Managing Editor, Light Reading, 6/22/2018
Tesla has filed a lawsuit against a former employee, claiming he violated company ...
Google, Roku, Sonus Rush Out Patches for DNS Vulnerability
Larry Loeb, Author, 6/22/2018
DNS rebinding might be ancient in security terms, but it's scary enough that ...
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Google in 'The Case of the Minimal Microtrenching'
Alison Diana, Editor, Broadband World News, 6/22/2018
Savings money on micro trenching doesn't count if you have to come back and pay ...
Frontier CFO Resigns, Stock Price Drops
Alison Diana, Editor, Broadband World News, 6/21/2018
With the resignation of R. Perley McBride, Frontier stock drops to lowest point ...
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Europe's Backhaul Black Hole Looms Above 5G
Iain Morris , News Editor , 9/18/2017
The poor availability of fiber for mobile backhaul spells trouble for some of ...
Leading Lights 2017: The Finalists
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-Chief , 4/10/2017
Light Reading is proud to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights ...
G.fast Could Use a Boost
Iain Morris , News Editor , 10/13/2016
Technological progress will vastly improve the capability of G.fast technology ...
BT, Ofcom & the Battle of Britain
Iain Morris , News Editor , 8/18/2016
The structural separation of BT would not have propelled the UK up international ...
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