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By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 2/22/2019
As the effects of cord-cutting hit distributors and programmers alike, it 'may not be an overstatement to say that the Pay TV business as we know it is beginning to unravel,' analyst Craig Moffett concludes.
By Mike Dano, Editorial Director, 5G & Mobile Strategies, 2/22/2019
Fixed wireless still viewed as a great opportunity for Verizon, but execs don't appear to be standing behind an earlier stated goal to bring its 5G Home service to 30 million homes.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 2/22/2019
CEO Dexter Goei says an internal review is underway for that asset, noting later that Lightpath has become 'less core to the overall business today.'
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By Iain Morris, News Editor, 2/22/2019
The interventions by Donald Trump and Newt Gingrich in recent days show just how much will be at stake in Barcelona next week.
By Light Reading, 2/22/2019
Grizzled MWC veteran Paul Nolan joins the usual crew this week to help them mentally prepare for the Barcelona behemoth.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 2/22/2019
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: 5G fun in Bavaria; 6G fun in Finland; IPCom's patents poke at Xiaomi; Ericsson notches up analytics win in Mexico.
By Eryn Leavens, Special Features & Copy Editor, 2/22/2019
This week in our WiC roundup: Girl Scouts as 'digital leaders;' a hilarious new TV show about women in tech; how scandals affect the tech landscape; and more.
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By Iain Morris, International Editor, 2/22/2019
The Italian phone incumbent has announced a mobile partnership with Vodafone and is seeking a fixed-line tie-up with Open Fiber as it tries to slash costs while building a next-generation network.
By Mike Dano, Editorial Director, 5G & Mobile Strategies, 2/21/2019
Casa is purchasing NetComm, a big equipment supplier to both NBN in Australia and AT&T in the US. The move likely signals both progress in the fixed wireless market and Casa's desire to cash in on it.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 2/21/2019
Such an integration announcement could occur in the coming months as operator eyes potential revenue-sharing models with virtual MVPDs, CEO Dexter Goei says.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 2/21/2019
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says risk posed by use of Huawei in critical IT systems could cause US to curtail the colocation of American resources, including embassies and military outposts.
By Mike Dano, Editorial Director, 5G & Mobile Strategies, 2/21/2019
WiFi remains a top technology for networks using unlicensed spectrum. But a new proposal from Qualcomm would create a version of 5G for deployments in unlicensed spectrum that could give WiFi a run for its money.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 2/21/2019
CommScope's Eddie Edwards also sees 'more material 5G spend' to start in 2020.
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Here it Comes – Internet Privacy Regulation
Larry Loeb, Author, 2/22/2019
A new report by the US Government Accountability Office could be the catalyst for ...
Supply Chain Attacks Increase 78%
2/21/2019
The kinds of threats an organization encounters are changing as the defenses that ...
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5G Isn't Just for Mobile Operators: Ericsson
Alison Diana, Editor, Broadband World News, 2/22/2019
Whether they enter the wireless arena, focus on fiber for backhaul, form an IoT ...
Verizon's NGPON2 Investment Starts to Pay Off
Alison Diana, Editor, Broadband World News, 2/21/2019
With its multi-year investment in next-generation PON beginning to show a return, ...
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By Simon Stanley, 1/2/2019
Developing an open architecture for domain-specific accelerators could empower service providers to accelerate edge computing and related applications.
The Rise of PAM4 and 64QAM: A Competitive Analysis of Optical Modules & Components
February 2019
The Rise of PAM4 and 64QAM: A Competitive Analysis of Optical Modules & Components identifies key networking, optical module, and semiconductor technologies, and details their application to 25G, 100G, 200G, 400G, and 600G ports, identifying and analyzing the full spectrum of vendors developing optical modules and components.
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Mobile Operator 5G Capex Forecasts: 2018-2023
December 2018
This paper estimates and forecasts 5G capex by mobile operators, including investments in the fixed transport infrastructure to serve those networks. It includes estimates for capex split by region and network segment.
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Cable's 5G Transport Role: Promise Meets Complexity
December 2018
The cable industry is poised to benefit in many ways from 5G, but it must be careful to avoid getting stuck in a quagmire of complexity. This report analyzes the prospects for cable to provide 5G mobile transport services and examines the recent technologies and strategies that are being explored.
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Prime Reading
Open Conflict Over Open RAN
Iain Morris , International Editor , 2/14/2019
Accusations that big kit vendors tried to throttle developments show open RAN ...
Not Business as Usual: Open Source Changes IT Operations
Mitch Wagner , Executive Editor, Light Reading , 1/11/2019
Open source doesn't just change software: It changes how IT does its job.
Taking It Slow: Enterprises Use Open Source, but Are Cautious About Contributing
Mitch Wagner , Executive Editor, Light Reading , 1/9/2019
Enterprises are still mostly open source consumers rather than contributors to ...
How Open Source Has Turned the Software Industry Upside-Down
Mitch Wagner , Executive Editor, Light Reading , 1/7/2019
Without open source, you don't get the cloud.
CxO Spotlight - Executive Interviews
In the coming years, thousands of low-Earth orbit (LEO) satellites could be circling the nearby heavens, providing broadband connectivity to consumers and businesses ...
Jim Whitehurst had a nice job as chief operating officer of Delta Airlines in 2008, when he switched career tracks to take a position as CEO of Red Hat. Since then, ...
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