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Comcast Wades Into 4K Winter Olympics
News Analysis  | 
1/17/2018  |  Post a comment
For the first time, X1 subscribers will get access to 4K HDR coverage of the Olympic Games on something other than a Samsung smart TV app. But it won't be live, and it won't be everything.
Windstream: SD-WAN a Retail Smash
News Analysis  | 
1/17/2018  |  Post a comment
Operator's legacy of serving retail market combined with virtualization technology is sparking significant service growth.
NFL & Amazon Team for Streaming Gains
News Analysis  | 
1/17/2018  |  1 comment
In its first year of streaming NFL Thursday night games, Amazon said its Prime Video unit drew 17% higher game viewership than Twitter's similar offering last season.
Congress, Courts Ready to Rumble With FCC
News Analysis  | 
1/17/2018  |  Post a comment
Five things you need to know.
Eurobites: Telia Takes Its Packet Core to the Cloud With Nokia
News Analysis  | 
1/17/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Sigfox confirms what LR knew; TIM re-starts talks over Canal+ JV; Italy's Enter offers SD-WAN services.
AT&T Warned to Cut Ties With Huawei – Report
News Analysis  | 
1/17/2018  |  1 comment
US operator is reportedly told to sever ties with Chinese equipment supplier.
Ericsson Goes Dotty About 5G Small Cells
News Analysis  | 
1/17/2018  |  Post a comment
Swedish vendor gives its small cell offering a 5G makeover.
The Cumulus Networks Success Story
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase  | 
1/17/2018  |  Post a comment
Cumulus Networks helps organizations of all sizes and across all verticals to adopt web-scale networking technologies simply and affordably.
CORD: Calling All Systems Integrators
News Analysis  | 
1/16/2018  |  Post a comment
The open source project finds telcos eager for deployment as part of their edge compute strategies, but systems integration help is lacking.
Analyst: Verizon's Fixed 5G Is a Loss Leader for Mobile
News Analysis  | 
1/16/2018  |  4 comments
New Street estimates it could cost Verizon $35B to deploy fixed wireless 5G to 32 million homes in the US over 7 years.
ONAP Adds Verizon, Claims De Facto Title
News Analysis  | 
1/16/2018  |  2 comments
Verizon joins ONAP as a platinum member, expecting to influence its direction and possibly other operators and vendors.
Comcast to AWS: I Dub Thee Preferred Cloud
News Analysis  | 
1/16/2018  |  1 comment
Comcast and AWS are going steady, but not exclusive.
Cisco at CES: Creating the Self-Managing Network
LRTV Documentaries  | 
1/16/2018  |  Post a comment
At CES, Cisco SVP and GM of the service provider business Yvette Kanouff talks about how operators can transition toward more automated operations.
Eurobites: BT Puts Its Money Where Its Mouth Is on Fiber Broadband
News Analysis  | 
1/16/2018  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom updates on vectoring rollout; Iliad Italy goes for youth; Orange deputy CEO on the move?
ETSI's Zero Touch Group Gains Support, Kickstarts Its Automation Engine
News Analysis  | 
1/16/2018  |  Post a comment
The industry body's new automation group has more big-name members from the operator and vendor communities and, following its inaugural meeting, an early plan of action.
Ciena CEO Gary Smith on Software's Brave New World
CxO Spotlight  | 
1/16/2018  |  Post a comment
The DWDM company has grown into Ethernet networking and now open software architectures. We sat down with CEO Gary Smith to get a fix on Ciena's current identity.
Ericsson Lurches to $1.8B Write-Down
News Analysis  | 
1/16/2018  |  3 comments
Latest financial setback will chew into operating income and could have implications for profitability targets.
The Telecoms.com Podcast: Raising Your Voice
LRTV Documentaries  | 
1/16/2018  |  Post a comment
Voice-driven smart speakers, social media censorship and 5G fury. Oh, and donuts.
Dish Serves Up New Broadband Plan
News Analysis  | 
1/16/2018  |  Post a comment
Because standalone TV is a difficult business.
Choi Succeeds Jacobfeuerborn as DT Tech Boss
News Analysis  | 
1/16/2018  |  1 comment
Management shake-up leaves former SK Telecom executive in charge of technology strategy and Jacobfeuerborn leading the towers subsidiary.
Huawei, ZTE Face US Federal Ban
News Analysis  | 
1/15/2018  |  5 comments
Proposed legislation could deal a huge blow to Chinese vendors still trying to build a bigger presence in the US market.
Eurobites: France Leans On Telcos to Extend 4G Coverage With €3B Capex Injection
News Analysis  | 
1/15/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson troubleshoots with AR; Swisscom reaches agreement on employment conditions; Telenor says 'hey you! Upskill!'
Trump Says Foxconn Will Make iPhones in US
News Analysis  | 
1/15/2018  |  7 comments
President Trump says that Foxconn will bring iPhone manufacturing to Wisconsin.
SoftBank to Raise $18B in Telecom Unit IPO – Report
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1/15/2018  |  Post a comment
Japanese giant would reportedly use proceeds from a listing to make further investments in technology companies.
NFV Service Assurance – In Need of Big Data, Small Data or Both?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
1/12/2018  |  Post a comment
NFV is shifting from a technology focus to operations, as CSPs say too much effort has been spent on VNF onboarding and too little on the reality of operations.
Don't Put a SIM Card in a Rodent Trap
News Analysis  | 
1/12/2018  |  Post a comment
LoRa lands at CES.
CES 2018: Inside Comcast’s Smart Home
LRTV Documentaries  | 
1/12/2018  |  Post a comment
A year after Comcast unveiled its operating system for the connected home, now branded xFi, the cable company introduced a vastly expanded set of features for the platform and announced plans to make home automation services available to more than 15 million customers with compatible WiFi gateways.
WiCipedia: Bots Gone Wild at CES & Another Google Lawsuit
WiCipedia  | 
1/12/2018  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: CES makes waves with keynote additions and scandalous bots; former Google engineer James Damore strikes back; how to buck the brogrammers; and more.
Eurobites: Ericsson Climbs Aboard Connected Car Trials in Japan
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1/12/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Duisburg smartens up with Huawei; ETNO makes a plea for cybersecurity collaboration; Nokia deep-dives under the duvet.
SK Telecom CTO: 'We Need New Business Models for 5G'
News Analysis  | 
1/12/2018  |  1 comment
CTO of South Korean telco says the investment requirements of 5G are forcing operators to come up with new business models.
Automation: Hot Topics & Groups to Watch
News Analysis  | 
1/12/2018  |  Post a comment
Automation is nothing new. So why is it such a big issue for telcos at the start of this year?
CES 2018: Tomorrow's Gadgets at Showstoppers
LRTV Documentaries  | 
1/12/2018  |  1 comment
From the future of laundry to solo cars, Light Reading presents an array of wireless, wonderful and wacky gadgets from CES in Las Vegas.
Altice USA Embraces Home-Alone Strategy
News Analysis  | 
1/11/2018  |  8 comments
With its planned spin off from Altice NV, Altice USA aims to insulate itself from the debt problems plaguing its European parent and ease investors' concerns about its own finances.
Aryaka CMO Sets Sights on IPO in 2019
News Analysis  | 
1/11/2018  |  Post a comment
Aryaka CMO Gary Sevounts says the SD-WAN supplier is gearing up for an IPO in 2019, and tells Light Reading his predictions for the SD-WAN market in 2018.
Eurobites: Telefónica Takes a Step Towards Transport SDN
News Analysis  | 
1/11/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: a new UK fiber challenger; Altice slides after revenue warning; Vodafone Italia wants some 5G action; MTN trials 5G tech with Ericsson.
Sprint Says No to mmWave, Yes to Mobile 5G
News Analysis  | 
1/11/2018  |  15 comments
It's a cost and spectrum availability question, y'see.
Cisco Slashes Storage for Cloud DVR
News Analysis  | 
1/11/2018  |  2 comments
Smart streaming saves storage, as much as 40%.
Linux Tackles Vendor Open Source Issues
News Analysis  | 
1/10/2018  |  Post a comment
Planned white paper will innumerate and quantify the benefits of open source for vendors as well as network operators, in time to market and cost.
DT Forms New Edge Computing Unit, Appoints Ex-Ericsson Cloud Guru as CEO
News Analysis  | 
1/10/2018  |  1 comment
Deutsche Telekom has formed a new offshoot called MobiledgeX and appointed former Ericsson cloud platform guru Jason Hoffman as its CEO.
The Coming Fiber Construction Boom
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
1/10/2018  |  2 comments
The converged fiber access market is set to grow again, especially as copper lines continue to deteriorate.
Cox Hits Gas on Gigabit Rollout
News Analysis  | 
1/10/2018  |  1 comment
At CES, Cox announces that it now offers gigabit broadband service to 40% of its customers in its footprint as its DOCIS 3.1 rollout starts to take off.
Comcast Unlocks xFi-Powered Smart Home
News Analysis  | 
1/10/2018  |  Post a comment
Comcast is separating out home automation functions from its home security service and making these smart home features available at no extra charge to anyone with an xFi gateway.
Chinese Telcos Deaf to Filipino President's Pitch
News Analysis  | 
1/10/2018  |  Post a comment
Chinese operators may have good reasons for steering clear of the Filipino market.
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
News Analysis  | 
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
News Analysis  | 
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.
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