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MWC 2018 Threatens to Be 5G New Radio Bore
Morris Lore  | 
1/10/2018  |  16 comments
Let's hope that cloudification, network slicing and core network transformation top the agenda at MWC 2018, and not the dreary issue of 5G new radio.
Eurobites: Nokia Stiffens Telenor's Backbone
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1/10/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Salt demos the gigabit; SVoD surges in the UK; Orange TV gets Pickled; Carphone Warehouse fined for data breach.
Sweden's Tele2 to Swallow Com Hem in $3.3B Deal
News Analysis  | 
1/10/2018  |  1 comment
Tie-up will increase Tele2's focus on Sweden and add to the pressure on Telia, creating a strong number two player in fixed and mobile markets.
T-Mobile Execs Downplay Merger Deals in 2018
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1/10/2018  |  1 comment
T-Mobile execs don't see much in the way of merger prospects in 2018 after Sprint talks fail.
Clark Quite the Catch for Troubled Synchronoss
News Analysis  | 
1/10/2018  |  3 comments
Synchronoss has had something of a nightmare in the past 12 months but has still managed to hire an experienced and well connected CMO – that can only help during what could be a tricky 2018.
Rural Broadband: Help or Hoax?
Rewired  | 
1/9/2018  |  1 comment
Better Internet access for rural areas is getting a lot of attention from the Trump administration but the plan of action seems less than solid.
Altice Shifts From M&A to European Recovery
Morris Lore  | 
1/9/2018  |  Post a comment
Altice hopes a just-announced US spin-off will help it double down on its underperforming core European operations.
Verizon Says 'Probably No' to Capex Increase After Tax Cut
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1/9/2018  |  7 comments
Instead Verizon plans to cut $4B in costs over 4 years, says CTO Vestberg.
CloudPassage Ensuring Next-Level Container Security
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase  | 
1/9/2018  |  Post a comment
CloudPassage's new technology 'Container Secure' involves a five-step process to insure seamless security in container deployments from the beginning till the end. A few features include being able to detect vulnerabilities, image assurance and an integrated DevOps ecosystem.
Huawei Still Knocking on US Door – but AT&T Deal Thwarted
Shades of Ray  | 
1/9/2018  |  6 comments
Chinese giant was hoping to seal a smartphone distribution deal with AT&T but higher powers are still wary of Huawei, it seems.
Eurobites: France Takes Aim at 'Planned Obsolescence' of iPhones
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1/9/2018  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Altice hooks up with Amdocs; Arcep probes Orange's wholesale business; new proposals on 'white space' networks.
Altice Spins Off US Biz, Rejigs in Europe
News Analysis  | 
1/9/2018  |  1 comment
Restructuring marks a new chapter in Altice's story as the network operator turns its attention from M&A activity to operational improvements.
The Telecoms.com Podcast: We Care a Lot
LRTV Documentaries  | 
1/9/2018  |  Post a comment
LONDON 01/09/2018: The Telecoms.com talking shop re-opens for the new year, and its patrons try to work out what they should care about in 2018.
T-Mobile Rolls Out $6-a-Year NB-IoT Plan
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1/9/2018  |  1 comment
The Un-Carrier comes out swinging against Verizon and Cat M, promising NB-IoT at a low, low price (for a limited time!).
GTT Buys Global Connectivity Company
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1/8/2018  |  Post a comment
Service provider continues its acquisitive ways, buying company with 150 multinational customers to expand its cloud connectivity reach.
Sigfox Sheds More Senior Staff, Including North America CEO
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1/8/2018  |  2 comments
The exodus of senior managers from Sigfox continues, with the CEO of its North American business among the latest to leave.
Eurobites: Ericsson to Direct Dallas Traffic
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1/8/2018  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UPC Switzerland throws Salt over, goes with Swisscom for mobile; pay-TV market set to soar in sub-Saharan Africa; Nvidia to bring AI to VW; key Spotify exec departs.
Starry Teams With Marvell, Unveils Fixed 5G Acceleration Plans
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1/8/2018  |  Post a comment
Starry storms into 2018 with a new partnership, new launch cities and a plan for spreading pre-standard 5G technology far and wide.
5G Experts Pit Reality Against Predictions
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
1/8/2018  |  Post a comment
The most recent Thought Leadership Council (TLC) survey finds that opportunities abound for 5G vendors as only 15% of TLC service providers have chosen their vendors for the 5G market.
Edge Computing Heads to CES
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1/5/2018  |  Post a comment
NXP demos at CES promise to bring the early potential of edge computing to life.
Comcast Also Cuts Jobs, AT&T Faces Lawsuit
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1/5/2018  |  Post a comment
Philadelphia press reports Comcast cut 500 sales jobs in what companies calls a reorganization, as CWA sues AT&T over its job cuts.
Automation's Advocates in Downsizing Denial
Morris Lore  | 
1/5/2018  |  Post a comment
It is time the industry faced up to the upheaval that automation will create.
CTA Bullish on AR/VR, but Challenges Remain
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1/5/2018  |  Post a comment
Immersive Media Experiences, such as augmented reality and virtual reality are set for rapid growth as adoption of headsets and eyewear 'accelerates considerably' in 2018, according to the CTA.
Making a Resolution for Resiliency in the Shifting Landscape of Cloud & IoT
Column  | 
1/5/2018  |  Post a comment
Riverbed's Phil Harris explains how service providers are well positioned to help enterprises discover new business opportunities in IoT and throughout their cloud migration.
Eurobites: Telco Oligarch Has His Assets Frozen
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1/5/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Amazon enters the fray for English TV soccer rights; Norway's comms minister defends government record on broadband funding.
WiCipedia: Brotopia Shocks, Revolar Protects & CES Disappoints
WiCipedia  | 
1/5/2018  |  2 comments
This week in our WiC roundup: A forthcoming book about Silicon Valley life is more than a bit shocking; CES is lacking in female keynoters; a new gadget keeps women safe on the go; and more.
Sprint Appoints Ex-AlcaLu Boss Combes as CFO
News Analysis  | 
1/4/2018  |  2 comments
The man who orchestrated the sale of AlcaLu to Nokia finds a new role at Sprint.
AT&T's Mobile 5G Plan Leaves as Many Questions as Answers
Jonestown  | 
1/4/2018  |  1 comment
For instance, what spectrum can AT&T even use for 5G?
#MobileOnly Movement Targets FCC's Broadband Plans
News Analysis  | 
1/4/2018  |  6 comments
Grassroots effort trying to combat proposed changes in definition of broadband to include slower cellular data service.
Welcome to Broadband World News!
News Analysis  | 
1/4/2018  |  Post a comment
Our UBB2020 community has been renamed Broadband World News and will be the hub for coverage of wireline access networking in the Light Reading universe.
AT&T Joins 5G Marketing War, Promising 'Mobile' Launch in 2018
News Analysis  | 
1/4/2018  |  6 comments
US operator says it will launch 'mobile' 5G services in 12 cities in late 2018. But how, exactly?
With RCom Takeover, India's RJio Becomes Even Bigger Threat
News Analysis  | 
1/4/2018  |  Post a comment
Its takeover of RCom's assets will make RJio an even stronger force in India's 4G and fiber markets and brings a spate of Indian consolidation to an end.
Eurobites: Telia Supplies New ETNO Chairman
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1/4/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ooredoo says it's not buying a stake in Turk Telekom; CityFibre connects up medics in Coventry; Idea seeks to raise funds ahead of Vodafone merger.
WiC Radio: Sigma CTO Talks Transformations
Que Sera Sarah  | 
1/4/2018  |  1 comment
Join Sigma Systems CTO Catherine Michel on January 11 for an inside look at transforming your network, operations and company culture to compete in the digital era.
Yes, We CAN: Microsoft-Led Coalition Targets White Spaces for Rural Broadband
News Analysis  | 
1/4/2018  |  Post a comment
A new Microsoft-led Connect Americans Now (CAN) coalition aims to provide broadband to rural areas using unlicensed broadcast spectrum.
Cable's Open Source Flirtation Heats Up
News Analysis  | 
1/4/2018  |  Post a comment
It's an entirely new direction for the cable industry.
Guarded Optimism Over AI for Automation of Telco Security
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
1/3/2018  |  Post a comment
The ability of artificial intelligence (AI) to carry out complex analysis on high volumes of data very quickly could help automate many telco security activities. But is it smart to cut humans out of the loop?
T-Mobile Goes Live With mmWave Tests for 5G
News Analysis  | 
1/3/2018  |  1 comment
T-Mobile using Nokia and Intel to test 28GHz frequency that will become part of its 5G strategy.
Analyst Nolle: Open Source More Likely to Solve Telecom's Problems
Rewired  | 
1/3/2018  |  9 comments
Assuming they can get the software architecture right, open source projects represent a faster way to consensus on big issues, he says.
Samsung Supplying 5G for Verizon's First Market
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1/3/2018  |  Post a comment
Samsung will supply fixed 5G gear for Verizon's first gigabit wireless service in Sacramento, Calif.
Eurobites: Kenyan Regulator Drops Safaricom Break-Up Plans
News Analysis  | 
1/3/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Google's massive Dutch Sandwich; Spotify faces lawsuit as streaming takes over.
Blueface & Star2Star Seal $500M Unified Comms Merger
News Analysis  | 
1/3/2018  |  Post a comment
Tie-up between Irish and US players will create a top five company in the unified communications market, the companies say.
AT&T Doles Out End-of-Year Pink Slips
News Analysis  | 
1/2/2018  |  10 comments
The story about year-end bonuses was a better one.
Why the Tivo Buyout Rumor Rings True
News Analysis  | 
1/2/2018  |  Post a comment
Tivo could be back on the block again.
Sigfox CIO Said to Be Latest Senior Exec to Depart
News Analysis  | 
1/2/2018  |  3 comments
Sigfox is believed to have parted ways with CIO Jerome Burriez in the latest sign of senior management upheaval at the French company.
T-Mobile CEO: We'll 'Leapfrog' AT&T & Verizon With Mobile 5G
News Analysis  | 
1/2/2018  |  2 comments
CEO Legere suggests T-Mobile will 'leapfrog' AT&T and Verizon with mobile 5G in the US.
Eurobites: DT Reflects on a Vintage Year for Fiber
News Analysis  | 
1/2/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's Christmas-comedown EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson does Massive MIMO with Verizon and Qualcomm; UK talks tough on tech firm taxes; Atos completes CVC acquisition.
Video in 2018: Key Predictions
News Analysis  | 
1/2/2018  |  Post a comment
What's going to happen in the video industry in the coming year?
Huawei Hits $92B in 2017 Sales
News Analysis  | 
1/2/2018  |  Post a comment
Annual New Year message pins 2017 revenues at $92.3 billion, up 15% on the previous year.
50 US States Sign on for Nationwide Safety Network
News Analysis  | 
1/2/2018  |  2 comments
All 50 US states have now signed on for AT&T's nationwide emergency 4G LTE network.
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