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IBC2018: What MediaKind Did Next
News Analysis  | 
9/14/2018  |  Post a comment
The (nearly) former Ericsson media business is doubling down on platform innovation, including the use of blockchain, as it preps for independence. But will that be enough?
Italy Wraps Up Sale of 700MHz Spectrum for 5G, Raises €2B
News Analysis  | 
9/14/2018  |  1 comment
Italy's auction of 700MHz spectrum has raised €2 billion, with Telecom Italia, Vodafone and Iliad picking up the valuable concessions.
Charter Chief Shrugs Off 5G Threat
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9/14/2018  |  Post a comment
Speaking at a Goldman Sachs media conference, Charter CEO Tom Rutledge says 5G fixed-wireless networks won't be able to match cable's planned 10-Gig symmetrical speeds or economics.
Spirent CEO Eric Hutchinson: Out of the Labs, Into the Boardroom
CxO Spotlight  | 
9/14/2018  |  Post a comment
New initiative at test system specialist aims at making company more of strategic partner, while promising to make 5G rollouts more cost-effective and faster.
Arista Acquires Metamako to Boost Low-Latency Networking
News Analysis  | 
9/14/2018  |  Post a comment
Metamako deal brings FPGA networking technology and with founders who have backgrounds in ultra-low latency hardware, software and algorithmic trading.
Microsoft Buys AI Startup Lobe, to Feed Human Brains to Machines
News Analysis  | 
9/14/2018  |  Post a comment
Lobe makes drag-and-drop AI development tools to fill dire shortage of trained AI engineers.
T-Mobile, Tele2 Merger in Netherlands Hits EC Opposition
News Analysis  | 
9/13/2018  |  Post a comment
Deutsche Telekom lashes out at regulatory objections to the proposed deal and says the combined entity would bring 5G to the Netherlands much faster.
Apple: It's the End of the SIM as We Know It
Morris Lore  | 
9/13/2018  |  6 comments
The days of prying open the back of your phone and fiddling around with tweezers may be coming to an end. But what would the end of the physical SIM mean for the average telco?
MWCA Day 1 Recap: 5G Is Here…?
LRTV Documentaries  | 
9/13/2018  |  3 comments
Phil Harvey, Gabriel Brown and Mitch Wagner bring you the truth about 5G from downtown LA.
IBM Defies Data Gravity
News Analysis  | 
9/13/2018  |  2 comments
IBM is looking to beat network bandwidth constraints by bringing analytics to the data, rather than vice-versa.
Verizon's Stone Says Initial Fixed 5G Will Need Truck Rolls
News Analysis  | 
9/13/2018  |  Post a comment
Users initially won't be able to install fixed 5G services themselves, but despite the additional cost to Verizon of professional installation, the move makes sense.
Eurobites: UK Vows to Keep EU Roaming Free Post Brexit
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9/13/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia shows off 8K UHD streaming over 5G; BT gives container port added backbone; 5G goes into the woods.
Just Like Ericsson, Nokia Flogs Majority Stake in Its Video Biz
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9/13/2018  |  Post a comment
Finnish vendor will retain a minority stake in the video business as it follows in the wake of Ericsson and Cisco to become the third big network vendor this year to sell video assets.
A Phased Approach to AI Adoption in Network Operations & Maintenance
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
9/13/2018  |  Post a comment
To meet the goals of network quality, customer experience and cost containment, operators will need to embrace even more intelligent forms of network maintenance.
Verizon's Bill Stone: 5G Is Really Coming Home
LRTV Interviews  | 
9/12/2018  |  1 comment
Bill Stone, Verizon's VP of Technology Development & Planning, said the carrier's 5G Home launch is a huge step forward for the industry as it shows 5G's potential – and Verizon's advantage in having fiber, wireless and mass market service experience.
Hmmm, Where Have We Heard the Term 'Ultra Wideband' Before?
Jonestown  | 
9/12/2018  |  2 comments
UWB has a long history as a wireless term.
Apple Adds Dual SIM Support to Select New iPhones
News Analysis  | 
9/12/2018  |  1 comment
The iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max to handle physical SIM and eSIM.
Sprint's Claure: US 5G Leadership Depends on T-Mobile Merger
News Analysis  | 
9/12/2018  |  Post a comment
The US will lose 5G leadership if the Sprint-T-Mobile merger fails, says Sprint executive chairman Marcelo Claure. Everybody panic!
Congress Must Act on Network Neutrality, AT&T CEO Says
News Analysis  | 
9/12/2018  |  1 comment
Need for federal rules is 'pressing,' particularly around privacy laws, as individual states continue to plow ahead with their own rules, Randall Stephenson says.
Going Solo Won't Cut It in 5G
Shades of Ray  | 
9/12/2018  |  Post a comment
The challenge facing network operators with long-term 5G ambitions is enormous from a technology, skills and financial perspective – sharing the load will be essential.
Video Playing 'Supporting Role' as Comcast Focuses on Connectivity
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9/12/2018  |  Post a comment
Comcast CEO talks up 'Broadband 2.0' initiative that focuses on capacity, coverage and service management.
Eurobites: Vodafone Goes Large on NB-IoT
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9/12/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone's 'Gigafast' broadband is switched on in Milton Keynes; Orange and Huawei trial 5G in Poland; Ofcom nabs BT boffin.
Security, Network Capacity Issues Drive Need for IoT Automation
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
9/12/2018  |  Post a comment
Communications service providers (CSPs) are slowly adopting automated processes for their Internet of Things (IoT) network architecture, with more than 80% of CSPs who participated in this month's panel citing automation as critical to their IoT networks.
5G – Don’t Put It Off Till Tomorrow
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
9/12/2018  |  Post a comment
When it comes to mobile technology generations, telecom operators are highly procrastinational.
Moving Towards Autonomous Driving Networks
UBB Forum News  | 
9/12/2018  |  Post a comment
In a fully connected and intelligent era, autonomous driving is becoming a reality.
Prepare Now for the 5G Monetization Opportunity
Partner Perspectives  | 
9/11/2018  |  Post a comment
Leading operators such as AT&T, Verizon, China Mobile and SK Telecom are working with infrastructure partners to deploy 5G ready equipment and smartphones by the end of 2018.
FCC Halts Sprint/T-Mobile M&A Review
News Analysis  | 
9/11/2018  |  1 comment
FCC says it needs more time to check the pair's updated networking plans.
Verizon to Launch Fixed 5G Service on Oct. 1
News Analysis  | 
9/11/2018  |  Post a comment
'5G Home' will deliver fixed 300Mbit/s residential broadband service in parts of four markets this year, using Verizon's home-brewed 5G spec.
TickBox to Pay $25M to Settle Video Piracy Lawsuit
News Analysis  | 
9/11/2018  |  Post a comment
Georgia-based company was accused of selling so-called 'fully loaded' Kodi boxes that connected consumers to live TV channels, movies, TV shows and other copyrighted content illegally.
CenturyLink, AWS Forge a Video Connection
News Analysis  | 
9/11/2018  |  Post a comment
Agreement adds a critical node to CenturyLink's Vyvx platform to help it keep pace with the rise of video streaming from traditional broadcasters and pure OTT players.
Ericsson Lands $3.5B 5G Deal With T-Mobile Weeks After Nokia Did Same
News Analysis  | 
9/11/2018  |  Post a comment
US service provider will now spend $7 billion with Europe's two main network equipment vendors on the rollout of 5G services.
Huawei Mobile Money: Improving Lives and Accelerating Economic Growth
Partner Perspectives  | 
9/11/2018  |  Post a comment
The worldwide digital economy opens new era of payment methods. Most banked individuals can access and pay for services via smartphones conveniently. However, there are still a large amount of unbanked people have no access to e-money due to the lack of a national finance infrastructure. Huawei Mobile Money have deployed in 19 countries, and help improve lives and accelerate economic growth for people.
Dealer Agent Cloud – Empower Your Dealer & Agent to Excel
Partner Perspectives  | 
9/11/2018  |  Post a comment
Due to shifting market needs, Huawei has developed a solution which makes it both simple and fast to register customers and activate pre-paid and post-paid subscriptions within the space of a few minutes.
China Unicom Henan's Smart TV: Bringing You the World on Demand
Partner Perspectives  | 
9/11/2018  |  Post a comment
On April 28, 2018, Henan Radio and Television Station, China Unicom Henan, and Huawei held a strategic partnership signing ceremony for the Big Video project in Zhengzhou and launched the smart TV.
Italian Operators Bid €2.5B in 5G Spectrum Auction
News Analysis  | 
9/11/2018  |  Post a comment
The initial round of bidding hits the government target for auction proceeds, with operators able to increase their offers on September 13.
Eurobites: EE Preps for 5G With Spectrum Conversion
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9/11/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: France-IX partners up for cybersecurity; Sky invests in content management startup; Nokia demos 5G NR with Sprint.
The Telecoms.com Podcast: Puzzling Times
LRTV Documentaries  | 
9/11/2018  |  Post a comment
This week: M&A action; the 5G jigsaw puzzle; and Huaweiphobia.
Upgrades & Upheaval at the Service Provider Edge
The Philter  | 
9/11/2018  |  Post a comment
Cisco announces a stronger, better, faster version of its edge routing platform, the ASR 9000 series and, in doing so, reminds us that there's a lot at stake with the arrival of 5G networks.
Packet Lands $25M 'B' Round Funding
News Analysis  | 
9/11/2018  |  Post a comment
Round led by new investor, Third Point Ventures, includes other newbies such as Battery Ventures and Samsung NEXT, and existing funders Softbank and Dell Technologies Capital
Why Euro Regs Threaten Internet 'Extinction'
Wagner’s Ring  | 
9/11/2018  |  Post a comment
In a misguided attempt to protect content creators, the EU's Article 11 and Article 13 would have the opposite effect, preserving Facebook, Google and other hypercloud platforms' monopolies – forever.
Altice USA Lights Up FTTH Service in Long Island 
News Analysis  | 
9/10/2018  |  Post a comment
Operator's uncapped, symmetrical residential Internet service launches in 'select' parts of Long Island, boosting competition with Verizon Fios.
Digital Realty Ramps Up Salesforce
News Analysis  | 
9/10/2018  |  Post a comment
Direct access to most popular SaaS offering now available from its data centers globally.
AT&T Adds New 5G Cities, Names Infrastructure Vendors
News Analysis  | 
9/10/2018  |  Post a comment
AT&T names all 12 5G cities for 2018, reveals vendors, and plots 5G for 2019.
Vewd Helps Old IPTV Boxes Live On in the OTT World
The Bauminator  | 
9/10/2018  |  Post a comment
CEO believes new 'Atom' client/cloud approach could find a foothold in emerging markets and help service providers sidestep expensive set-top upgrades.
Acumos Much More Than a Telcom-Focused AI Project
News Analysis  | 
9/10/2018  |  Post a comment
As part of Linux Foundation's new Deep Learning Foundation, it's casting a broader net and has greater ambitions to create an AI platform and a distributed marketplace of apps.
Sprint's Nolan on Why Workplace Sponsors Won't Settle for Less
Mentor Monday  | 
9/10/2018  |  Post a comment
Tracy Nolan explains the difference between mentorship and sponsorship and the benefits of both. She shares how her career was shaped by an influential sponsor, and provides insight on how women in comms and tech can identify and foster relationships with mentors and sponsors.
DT's T-Systems Agrees Plan to Cut 5,600 Jobs ⎼ Report
News Analysis  | 
9/10/2018  |  Post a comment
IT services division of Germany's telecom incumbent has agreed a plan with trade unions to cut up to 5,600 jobs over the next few years as it strives to boost profits.
Mohave Community College Does Disaster Recovery on a Shoestring
News Analysis  | 
9/10/2018  |  Post a comment
Six months into taking a job as CIO at Mohave Community College, Mark Van Pelt watched the campuses' entire network go out for 72 hours. He knew that couldn't happen again.
Eurobites: Sky Signs Up to BT Wholesale Discount Deal
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9/10/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom extends business-park FTTP network; Virgin launches dedicated 4K Ultra HD channel; Equinix helps out on London-Paris link; progress on EU-Japan data transfer pact.
Federated Wireless Sets Plan for Massive CBRS Band Deployment
News Analysis  | 
9/10/2018  |  1 comment
FCC application outlines proposal that would include participation from multiple wireless and cable operators, tower companies, wireless ISPs and more than 80 rural carriers across nearly 16,000 deployment sites.
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