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Australia's 5G Auction Nets More Than $600M for Govt.
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12/10/2018  |  Post a comment
Spending values mid-band airwaves at a higher level than in any country bar Italy, with the three existing operators and a new entrant picking up 5G licenses.
How the West Can Hurt Huawei
News Analysis  | 
12/10/2018  |  2 comments
The arrest of Huawei's CFO on charges of fraud dominates headlines, but US hawks could seek to cripple Huawei in several ways.
5G Field Trials Show the Power of Applications
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12/10/2018  |  Post a comment
In partnership with Huawei, China Telecom Shenzhen is running one of the first six 5G field trials for China Telecom.
VMware Climbs On the Istio Train for Kubernetes Management
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12/10/2018  |  Post a comment
Updates NSX to manage and secure containerized, microservices native cloud apps anywhere.
Eurobites: Telefónica Seeks Outage Compensation from Ericsson
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Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia and friends deploy liquid-based basestation cooling in Helsinki; Liquid Telecom invests in Egypt; Deutsche Telekom launches 5G in Warsaw.
PCCW Global on the Need to Monetize the Edge
LRTV Interviews  | 
12/10/2018  |  Post a comment
On the sidelines of Light Reading's 2020 Vision executive summit in Lisbon, PCCW Global's Shahar Steiff talks about the key challenges facing network operators as they figure out their edge computing strategies.
Open RAN, Open Interfaces
LRTV Documentaries  | 
12/10/2018  |  Post a comment
We spoke with leading global operators to find out how Open RAN initiatives can accelerate deployment of innovative radio technology in mobile networks.
Cisco: Here's How 5G Accelerates Service Provider Opportunities
LRTV Interviews  | 
12/10/2018  |  Post a comment
Michael Glickman, SVP of Cisco's service provider business, talks with Light Reading's Mitch Wagner about the range of opportunities for service providers -- and Cisco -- to reinvent their business.
FCC 5G mmWave Auction Hits $677.4M
News Analysis  | 
12/7/2018  |  2 comments
Interest heats up as remaining available 28GHz licenses dwindle.
Huawei CFO Committed Sanctions Fraud, US Alleges – Reports
News Analysis  | 
12/7/2018  |  1 comment
Huawei, with Meng Wanzhou's involvement, allegedly used an 'unofficial' Hong Kong-based subsidiary called Skycom to trick US banks into clearing transactions for Huawei linked to companies in Iran.
CommScope Still Hazy on Arris's CPE Biz
The Bauminator  | 
12/7/2018  |  Post a comment
CFO Alex Pease says broadband CPE is viewed as a 'strategic differentiator,' and struggles in the video set-top sector can be cost-managed.
The Telecoms.com Podcast: Cloud, Huawei, 5G Phones & Orange
LRTV Documentaries  | 
12/7/2018  |  Post a comment
Live from a shiny hotel in Lisbon, the podders hint at what's been discussed at LR's hush-hush 2020 Vision event, before moving on to Huawei's horrorshow, 5G smartphones and Iain's lunch.
Comcast Finds More Work for X1
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12/7/2018  |  Post a comment
Cloud-powered video platform is in 'extended trial period' with hotels, with more business- and sports-venue deployment models in the works.
Nokia Sitting Pretty After Week of Turmoil for Huawei, Ericsson
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12/7/2018  |  Post a comment
A backlash against China's biggest vendor and problems with Ericsson's software could translate into a glorious opportunity for the Finnish firm.
Can Telecom Ward Off Robocall Regs?
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12/7/2018  |  10 comments
As the volume of annoying robocalls continues to rise, an industry-wide effort to authenticate calls across carriers hopes to satisfy regulators.
WiCipedia: 'Bull in a China Closet' Spirit & Unconscious Bias Is No Excuse
WiCipedia  | 
12/7/2018  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: Girl Scouts make STEM their mission; Forbes' list of 50 women in tech; unconscious bias is no excuse; and more.
Eurobites: Nokia & China Mobile Seek 'More Open' 5G Ecosystem
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12/7/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Montreal startup wins Nokia's IoT challenge; Tele2 and Deutsche Telekom strike roaming agreement; Ericsson fixes Telefónica's extended outage.
Red Hat Simplifies Kubernetes on AWS, Cuts Prices
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12/7/2018  |  Post a comment
Users can bring their own AWS accounts to reduce hassles deploying OpenShift Direct in the public clouds, and enjoy price cuts starting at 25%.
Huawei: The Signs Were There
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12/7/2018  |  1 comment
The US is ratcheting up the pressure on China with the arrest of one of its most senior technology executives.
IBM Sells Off Notes & Other Software You Barely Remember for $1.8B
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12/6/2018  |  Post a comment
IBM bought Lotus Notes to help turn around its company culture; now it's looking to Red Hat for the same.
Ciena Positioned to Profit From Huawei Backlash – Analyst
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12/6/2018  |  Post a comment
NeoPhotonics' exposure to China and Huawei is at 50%-plus of sales, Raymond James analyst says.
5G Demos Show the Tech's Spectrum Achilles Heel
Jonestown  | 
12/6/2018  |  Post a comment
For 5G, the bigger the bandwith the better!
Adtran Buy Adds On-Prem Visibility
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12/6/2018  |  Post a comment
New end-to-end view of customer network, including in-home WiFi, will speed troubleshooting and offer proactive service and sales potential, vendor says.
How AI Is Being Put to Work at Vodafone
LRTV Interviews  | 
12/6/2018  |  Post a comment
Jayshree Kottapalli, group head of Analytics CoE (AI, Automation and Analytics) at Vodafone, talks about how Vodafone is using AI tools to mine the enormous volumes of data the operator collects.
Comcast Is First Major Pay-TV Player to Support 'Movies Anywhere'
News Analysis  | 
12/6/2018  |  2 comments
Move puts Comcast on platform that's also supported by major digital distributors that include Apple iTunes, Microsoft, Vudu, FandangoNOW, Google Play and Amazon Prime Video.
Ericsson Problem Leaves Millions Without Smartphone Services
News Analysis  | 
12/6/2018  |  1 comment
Swedish vendor says it is working with customers to identify root causes and solve the problem.
Eurobites: Swisscom Rolls Into Private Blockchain
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12/6/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Huawei finds solace in Portugal; French fiber pushes on; Colt expands in central and eastern Europe; VEON's new man in Ukraine; Nokia gets busy in China and Brazil.
China Slams Huawei CFO's Arrest, Huawei 'Not Aware of Any Wrongdoing'
News Analysis  | 
12/6/2018  |  3 comments
China and Huawei respond with anger and denials after one of the Chinese company's most senior executives, the daughter of Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei, is arrested on North American soil.
Here's How CenturyLink Is Cutting Capex
News Analysis  | 
12/6/2018  |  1 comment
'Robust' spending scrutiny combined with synergies from its Level 3 merger is helping CenturyLink significantly reduce capital expenditure, its CFO says.
Cisco, Open RAN & Multivendor 5G Networks
LRTV Interviews  | 
12/6/2018  |  Post a comment
Heavy Reading's Gabriel Brown discusses multivendor interoperability, x-haul transport and xRAN management interfaces for 5G with Cisco's global director of mobility.
Inside Secure Puts Up $143M for Verimatrix
News Analysis  | 
12/5/2018  |  Post a comment
Deal brings consolidation to the video and entertainment security market and a combined company that is eyeing opportunities in the IoT and connected cars.
Canada Arrests Huawei CFO – Report
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Wanzhou Meng faces extradition to the US on suspicion of violating US trade sanctions against Iran.
5G Phone Designers Coping With 'Human Blockage'
Jonestown  | 
12/5/2018  |  2 comments
Fingers can block signals from the phone antenna, so phone designers will have to work around that.
Charter Unit Checks In With Up-Market Video Move
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12/5/2018  |  Post a comment
Spectrum Enterprise teams with Moviebeam to beef up video offering for hotels.
European Cable Has Reached 'Inflection Point,' Liberty Global CEO Says
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12/5/2018  |  Post a comment
Divestitures will enable Liberty Global to be a 'national challenger' in parts of Europe where it has scale.
Sprint CFO: No Rationing on Capex as Merger Looms
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12/5/2018  |  Post a comment
Sprint's spend will benefit a combined network with T-Mobile, Sprint's Andrew Davies says.
ADVA Moves In on Small Cell Backhaul
News Analysis  | 
12/5/2018  |  Post a comment
New tinier gateway is hardened for deployment on street furniture to provide backhaul for small cells, WiFi hotspots that will blossom with 5G densification, smart cities and more.
Eurobites: Smart Homes Making Botnets Feel Welcome – Nokia Report
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12/5/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson and Telia test 5G in Stockholm; ADVA makes itself small; Safaricom trials tubular basestations; Yandex has a smartphone.
Huawei Cut Out of BT's Mobile Core, Optical & Edge Plans
News Analysis  | 
12/5/2018  |  Post a comment
Following a Financial Times report this morning, the UK telecom incumbent has confirmed it will not use Huawei in multiple parts of its network.
Kubernetes Security Flaw Is a 'Really Big Deal' – Patch Now
News Analysis  | 
12/5/2018  |  Post a comment
Attackers can take over any node running vulnerable Kubernetes version, turning it into a 'zombie sock puppet.'
Altice USA's Mobile Service to Be 'BYOD-Heavy'
News Analysis  | 
12/5/2018  |  Post a comment
But cable operator is still evaluating its pricing and business model for mobile as it prepares to launch service in 1H 2019.
BT Is Stripping Huawei From its Mobile Core Network – FT Report
News Analysis  | 
12/5/2018  |  1 comment
The UK telecom incumbent is tearing out Huawei equipment in apparent response to growing security concerns about the Chinese vendor.
Now AT&T Promises Samsung 5G Phone in Spring 2019, Too
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12/4/2018  |  Post a comment
AT&T horns in on the 5G smartphone game with Samsung too!
Verizon's Vestberg Mum on 2019 Capex but Ebullient on 5G Prospects
News Analysis  | 
12/4/2018  |  1 comment
Verizon CEO doesn't want to name a 'killer app' for 5G, but he has a few ideas.
AT&T CEO: Our SVoD Service Won't Be 'Another Netflix'
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12/4/2018  |  Post a comment
Trio of direct-to-consumer services launching next year will center on HBO, not become a content 'warehouse.'
ONAP's Casablanca Focuses on Deployability
News Analysis  | 
12/4/2018  |  Post a comment
No romance here, just a software release with practical features to put this automated orchestration platform into use globally.
We Need to Talk About Prepaid
Column  | 
12/4/2018  |  Post a comment
The emergence of the eSIM will make it easier for customers to change operators and force the industry to have a proper conversation about the largely overlooked prepaid side of the business.
Internal Culture Key to Transformation: Huawei GTS
Partner Perspectives  | 
12/4/2018  |  Post a comment
Internal culture is the most important factor in digital transformation, according to Bill Tang, president of Huawei's Global Technical Services business unit.
Comcast CFO: 5G No Threat to Our Broadband Business
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12/4/2018  |  Post a comment
'We're staying tuned' to the potential danger, and Comcast itself might use 5G technologies in some instances, CFO says.
How BT Delivers Services at Scale
LRTV Interviews  | 
12/4/2018  |  Post a comment
Rich Oliver, BT's head of IT and managed services, talks with Light Reading's Mitch Wagner about delivering services at scale by leveraging repeatable use cases and complete packages, rather than individual technology.
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