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Can NBCU Crack the Economics of OTT?
The Bauminator  | 
1/15/2019  |  Post a comment
2020 streaming play will support subscription and free, ad-based models as NBCU attempts to feed consumer demand for direct-to-consumer OTT without maiming its traditional distribution and ad business model.
With New Advisors, Loon Tries to Get Serious
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1/15/2019  |  Post a comment
Craig McCaw, Ian Small and Marni Walden said they will act as advisers to Alphabet's Loon. Those kinds of high-profile executives could help Loon's balloons get off the ground.
Microsoft & Walgreens Fend Off Amazon With 7-Year Healthcare Partnership
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1/15/2019  |  Post a comment
Microsoft and Walgreens Boots Alliance partner to transform healthcare delivery, as well as migrate most of WBA's IT infrastructure to Azure.
Huawei's CEO Denies Back Door Theory – Reports
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1/15/2019  |  1 comment
Press reports from Shenzen say that Huawei CEO Ren Zhengfei has denied that his company has standing orders to install 'back doors' into its gear to allow the Chinese government to spy on Huawei customers.
TiVo-Comcast Legal Fight Has No End in Sight
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1/15/2019  |  Post a comment
TiVo takes aim at Comcast's X1 platform with suit alleging that cable operator is infringing on eight more patents.
5G Stuck in Slow Lane Beyond Consumer Biz
Morris Lore  | 
1/15/2019  |  1 comment
The next-generation mobile technology was supposed to be about new enterprise services opportunities. But where are they?
Nokia to Slash 350 Finnish Jobs in Savings Drive
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Latest cuts form part of the Finnish vendor's plan to reduce annual operating costs by €700 million in the next two years.
Eurobites: UKCloud Seeks to Make Hay From Post-Brexit Mayhem
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1/15/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia's Nuage Networks powers sports data analysis; BT Global Services turns to SevOne; Helios enters South African market.
T-Systems Offloads Mainframes to IBM in €860M Deal – Report
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1/15/2019  |  Post a comment
The IT part of Germany's Deutsche Telekom is selling its mainframes business to IBM, with 400 of its employees set to join the US tech giant as part of the deal, according to press reports.
Liberty Latin America in Talks to Buy Millicom
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1/15/2019  |  Post a comment
A merger between the two companies would create one of the region's biggest telcos, giving it the muscle it needs to compete against other big players.
5G in the USA: A Post-CES Update
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1/14/2019  |  Post a comment
The 5G train is up and running in the US.
T-Mobile Quietly Confirms 5G Network in 30 Cities
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1/14/2019  |  3 comments
T-Mobile promised to roll out 5G nationwide on its 600MHz spectrum by 2020, but it already has some 5G services in action. All it lacks are compatible smartphones.
What Is Synamedia's Exit Plan?
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1/14/2019  |  5 comments
'The right perspective is going public,' says company Chairman Abe Peled.
ICT's Jen Cistola: 'Swagger Matters' for Women in Comms
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1/14/2019  |  Post a comment
In this Mentor Monday, Cistola explains how identifying coaches both outside and within her workplace has made a huge impact on her career path.
New Household Formation Vital to Cable's Broadband Growth Story in US
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1/14/2019  |  Post a comment
Penetration rates still matter, but new household formation trends play a significant role in determining how much runway lies ahead, analyst says.
5G4REAL: Dano's CES Round-Up
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1/14/2019  |  1 comment
Light Reading's new 5G hire, Mike Dano, discusses the key 5G takeaways from CES and sets the scene for MWC 2019.
Telecom Italia Chairman Blasts Vivendi as Shareholder Dispute Continues
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The clash between Vivendi and Elliott over the management of Italy's biggest operator shows no sign of ending and remains a huge distraction from the company's operational challenges.
Eurobites: Huawei Washes Its Hands of Arrested Exec in Poland
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1/14/2019  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica chooses Wind River for UNICA NFV program; TIM shows interest in BT's Italian unit; Germany tightens the screw on Facebook.
Huawei Debuts AI-Powered Data Center Switch for AI Applications
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Huawei's new CloudEngine 16800 feeds the bandwidth needs of data-hungry AI.
IBM Makes a Long Bet on Quantum Computing
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IBM hit a milestone with the first integrated, commercial quantum computer. But don't expect to be running quantum apps in your business anytime soon.
FCC 28GHz 5G Auction Bids Now at $695.04M
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1/11/2019  |  Post a comment
The 5G auction carries on, with bid increases slowing, as the FCC holds 138 licenses outstanding.
Sprint Gets Cozy With 5G Enterprise Testbeds
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Jan Geldmacher, president of Sprint Business, gets his customers ready for 5G applications with testbeds that help businesses put low-latency and high-bandwidth network applications to the test, giving them a leg up on IoT and other business deployments.
Amazon Joins OTT's Big Free-for-All
The Bauminator  | 
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'IMDb Freedive' will aid Amazon's streaming platform strategy, but did the new AVoD service miss a big opportunity?
CES 2019: 5G Under Glass
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You could look at, but not touch, the (mostly) prototype 5G devices on the show floor at CES in Las Vegas.
Huawei's Head of Sales in Poland Arrested
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1/11/2019  |  3 comments
An employee for French telecom operator Orange was arrested at the same time. Curiously, one report said the actions of the accused didn't have anything to do with Huawei at all.
The Leading Lights Awards Are Back!
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1/11/2019  |  Post a comment
Yes, it's that time of the year again already, folks! Get cracking on your submission for Light Reading's annual awards before you catch MWC fever – there's a category (or three) for everyone!
Eurobites: Norway Contemplates Huawei Freeze-Out
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Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom and Ericsson achieve 40 Gbit/s over mmWave; rent stalemate threatens UK 5G rollout; Telenor Maritime welcomes new CEO aboard.
CES 2019: Wireless Networks Will (Someday) Need to Make a Quantum Leap
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1/11/2019  |  Post a comment
Need for a quantum-powered Internet isn't imminent or anything — it's far, far off — but let's go ahead and slap a '6G' label on it for now.
AWS's DocumentDB Takes Aim at MongoDB
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Amazon declares war with launch of DocumentDB, a MongoDB-compatible document database that doesn't use MongoDB code.
CES Is Only a 5G Scene-Setter for MWC
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1/11/2019  |  Post a comment
As far as 5G goes, the main event will be in Barcelona.
Why India Is Unlikely to Ban Huawei
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1/11/2019  |  Post a comment
While the Chinese vendors have been excluded from some other markets, India will probably not follow suit.
Network Virtualization Pioneer Guido Appenzeller Exits VMware
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1/10/2019  |  1 comment
Appenzeller says he's probably leaving the networking industry.
AT&T Expands Edge Computing Testing to Enterprise Use Cases
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1/10/2019  |  2 comments
The carrier sees its 5G network technology and edge computing designs as useful to power everything from autonomous driving to video monitoring in smart cities.
CES 2019: The Phony 5G Wars
LRTV Interviews  | 
1/10/2019  |  1 comment
Recapping the tech-fest in Vegas, Light Reading's Dan Jones, Mike Dano and Jeff Baumgartner discuss the clash between US mobile operators over what is – and isn't – true 5G, and cable's '10G' tilt.
Vodafone Spain to Cut up to 1,200 Jobs
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1/10/2019  |  Post a comment
Spanish part of the Vodafone empire launches a consultation with employee representatives, warning that up to a quarter of jobs could disappear as it struggles to boost profitability.
Eurobites: Proximus Slims Down for Its Svelte Digital Future
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1/10/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Colt targets the enterprise; Deutsche Telekom trials NB-IoT in apartment blocks; changes at the top of Eurofiber; Telenor settles Thai trouble.
Tidelift: We Support the Long Tail of Open Source Projects
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1/10/2019  |  Post a comment
Tidelift looks to provide support for a broad range of open source projects that don't already have corporate sponsors, as well as provide 'meaningful' income to open source developers.
Ericsson Will Take $860M Hit to Prop Up Digital Services
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1/10/2019  |  1 comment
Shares in the Swedish equipment vendor fall sharply after it warns of write downs and further job losses at its troublesome digital services business.
CenturyLink CEO: Outage Could Have Been Bigger
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1/10/2019  |  6 comments
CenturyLink's President and CEO Jeff Storey, in a meeting with investors this week, said his company's December 2018 network event was minimized, in part, because of the carrier's network architecture and how it integrates acquisitions.
AT&T's New Nationwide, Mobile 5G Timeline
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1/10/2019  |  2 comments
The carrier said it would offer nationwide 5G services by 2020 and its spectrum choice reveals some critical details about its coverage plans and its ability to compete with T-Mobile.
CES 2019: Cable's 10G Tech 'Will Work'
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1/10/2019  |  Post a comment
Early trials prove that Full Duplex DOCSIS tech is real and poised to help cable operators deliver symmetrical 10-Gig speeds on their widely deployed HFC networks, top industry execs say.
Podcast: Apple Warns Things Might Get Boring
The Philter  | 
1/9/2019  |  Post a comment
Apple isn't selling as many iPhones as it previously expected, but is that a reason to think the company is in big trouble?
AT&T's Donovan Defends the Carrier's 5G Fibs
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1/9/2019  |  Post a comment
The exec said the dodgy label is all about indicating to subscribers that they are no longer connected to a 'traditional' 4G network.
AT&T's 5G Exec Outlines a New Round of Layoffs – Report
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1/9/2019  |  Post a comment
A decline in legacy services prompts more cuts at AT&T, though the carrier said it is hiring in growth areas of the company.
Verizon's 5G CES Keynote: T-Shirts, But No Beef
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1/9/2019  |  Post a comment
Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg's keynote centered on the 'eight currencies' of 5G, but offered little in the way of new insight into Verizon's plans for network rollouts and 5G-powered devices.
Canonical Girds Its Cloud-Native Loins as Containers Gain Traction
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1/9/2019  |  Post a comment
Canonical's head of NFV is bullish about the shift towards cloud-native functions and the appetite for containers among network operators, but others are waiting to gain from that development too.
T-Mobile Breaks Records Again With 2.4M New Connections
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1/9/2019  |  Post a comment
The fastest-growing operator in the US is still putting its smartphone rivals to shame. But with 5G and a potential Sprint merger on the horizon, how long can such growth last?
CES 2019: IBM CEO Touts 'What's Next' for Data, Computing
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1/9/2019  |  1 comment
Deep data, AI playing bigger role in creating more accurate weather forecasts worldwide.
Huawei Controlled Firm That Sold to Iran – Reuters
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1/9/2019  |  4 comments
A Reuters report uncovers documents that establish close links between Huawei and companies that breached US sanctions through deals in the Middle East.
Apstra Bags Bloomberg in Its First Campus Deal
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1/9/2019  |  Post a comment
The pioneer of intent-based networking is trumpeting a new deal that shows its technology has a role to play outside the data center.
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