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Even for Virtualized Networks, Hardware Vendor Choice Matters
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6/15/2018  |  Post a comment
Mobile operators moving to virtualized networking for 5G infrastructure need to carefully consider the motivations behind the move and make the right choices at every step along the way.
AT&T Closes $84B Time Warner Takeover
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6/15/2018  |  Post a comment
A media and telecom giant comes into being after US legal authorities said they had no objections earlier this week.
Ciena CTO Says No to Skynet, Advocates Adaptive Networks
CxO Spotlight  | 
6/14/2018  |  3 comments
Ciena CTO Steve Alexander explains why some operators are leery of fully autonomous networks, and how Ciena is collaborating with carriers to prepare for 5G deployments with platforms like the Adaptive Network.
Is the Sprint & T-Mobile Merger Too Risky?
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6/14/2018  |  1 comment
Cheenu Seshadri, the managing partner at Three Horizon Advisors, looks at the market concentration risks of letting T-Mobile and Sprint merge.
3GPP Done With 5G SA Specs. Now the Hard Work Begins
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6/14/2018  |  1 comment
Standards group locks down standalone specifications, but has it addressed all of the industry's 5G concerns?
Why 5G Needs a 3D Perspective – Ovum
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6/14/2018  |  Post a comment
At the 5G World Summit in London, Ovum's Daryl Schoolar explains why the migration from 4G to 5G requires a three-dimensional perspective.
Ericsson Beefs Up With Telefónica Argentina as Huawei Goes Hungry
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6/14/2018  |  2 comments
Ericsson lands networks deal with Spanish operator's Argentinean subsidiary at Huawei's expense.
BT Aims to Switch Off 3G by 2022
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6/14/2018  |  Post a comment
UK operator will make do with 2G, 4G and 5G technologies as it refarms spectrum originally awarded for use with 3G services.
Eurobites: Telefónica, Huawei Join the Quantum Party
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6/14/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson and Intel help China Mobile test standalone 5G; Italy's 5G auction will go ahead; Telia announces 5G partner program, and Volvo digs it.
5G May Replace Fixed Broadband in Parts of Norway, Says Telenor
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6/13/2018  |  Post a comment
Telenor Norway is exploring the use of 5G as a substitute for some fixed broadband technologies.
5G Is Just a New Lick of Paint, Say Euro Telcos
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6/13/2018  |  1 comment
Likening 5G to the latest coat of gloss for Scotland's Forth Bridge will not leave investors on a paint-fumes high, but the analogy seems apt.
AT&T Wins Big, Gets Bigger: Judge Approves AT&T-Time Warner Merger
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6/12/2018  |  23 comments
The new, new AT&T starts now. A federal judge approves the $84 billion merger between AT&T and Time Warner, creating a media, telecom and entertainment giant.
BT Left in 'Good State,' Says Outgoing CEO Patterson
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6/12/2018  |  1 comment
BT's outgoing CEO insists he is leaving the operator in a good position despite shareholder unhappiness.
Eurobites: BT Claims Quantum Leap in Internet Security
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6/12/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup, Telecom Italia negotiates layoffs agreement; Telefónica soft-launches O2 brand in Spain; more 5G fun from Nokia.
5G & Industrial Automation: Creating the Factory of the Future
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
6/11/2018  |  7 comments
Call it Industry 4.0, Industry-X, Industrial IoT, the Industrial Internet – by any name, it offers tremendous opportunities to transform productivity across many sectors of the economy.
BT's Next CEO: The Candidates
Morris Lore  | 
6/11/2018  |  3 comments
Who are the frontrunners to succeed Gavin Patterson as boss of the UK telecom incumbent?
Why Ubiquitous Connectivity Matters
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6/11/2018  |  Post a comment
Here's how CSPs can inject ubiquitous connectivity to achieve growth in the enterprise space.
Will Trump Make a Deal With Huawei?
Jonestown  | 
6/11/2018  |  1 comment
After ZTE, could the Trump admin cut a similar deal with the larger Chinese vendor, Huawei?
Verizon Names Vestberg as New CEO
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6/8/2018  |  11 comments
Holy fandango! Former head of Ericsson and the operator's current CTO will replace Lowell McAdam on August 1 and lead the operator into the 5G era.
Eurobites: Ericsson & MTS Deploy Massive MIMO Assist for Soccer's World Cup
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6/8/2018  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Google faces another EU mega-fine; Ikea and Sonos team up for smart speaker; Yahoo told to improve on data privacy.
Canadian Carriers Want 5G Spectrum Now
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6/8/2018  |  Post a comment
Canada's leading wireless carriers urge federal government to release 3.5GHz spectrum.
BT Waves Goodbye to Gorgeous Gavin
Morris Lore  | 
6/8/2018  |  2 comments
The UK's biggest operator realizes its CEO is not the right man for the job days after it was revealed it have given him a £1.3 billion bonus last year.
Google's Investment in India's Public WiFi Infrastructure: A Waste of Time & Money?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
6/8/2018  |  1 comment
Just like 3G, 4G and Long Term Evolution (LTE), 5G isn't kicking WiFi to the curb. Mixing WiFi with LTE and 5G networks offers mobile operators numerous market opportunities.
DOJ Examing How T-Mobile & Sprint Merger Would Affect Pre-Paid Pricing – Report
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6/7/2018  |  Post a comment
DOJ worries that the merger could lead to higher prices for pay-as-go phone users.
Former Qualcomm Execs Start 5G-Focused Startup
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6/7/2018  |  2 comments
Former CEO Paul Jacobs and other Qualcomm executives are creating a 5G-focused startup.
Telefónica Joins the MobiledgeX Fan Club
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6/7/2018  |  Post a comment
Spanish operator is latest to team up with Deutsche Telekom's edge computing offshoot.
Congress Examines Google OS Deal With Huawei
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6/7/2018  |  1 comment
After Facebook, Google comes under congressional spotlight for a recent Android deal with Huawei.
ETSI's Zero-Touch Group Launches First PoC, Focused on 5G Slicing
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6/6/2018  |  1 comment
Ambitious effort tackles what's needed to automate service delivery across domains, including multivendor gear.
Eurobites: Industry Slams New EU Telecom Rules
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6/6/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Broadband progress too slow, say EU auditors; Telefónica names the date for all-IP migration; EE announces 5G trial in east London.
Vodafone, Telefónica End Network Sharing in London
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6/6/2018  |  Post a comment
Vodafone and Telefónica are unwinding parts of their network-sharing deal in response to soaring usage of mobile data services.
Intel Promises 5G Laptops With Sprint in 2019
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6/5/2018  |  Post a comment
5G PCs from Acer, Dell, HP and more are expected in 2019.
Vodafone Grills Authorities for UK's 5G Lag
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6/5/2018  |  Post a comment
Short mobile masts, inability to access fiber networks and BT's market dominance remain regulatory bugbears for Vodafone as it prepares to roll out 5G services.
CenturyLink May Jump Into Europe's Merger Mania
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6/5/2018  |  Post a comment
Consolidation may have run its course in CenturyLink's US markets, but not in Europe, says the operator's EMEA president.
Eurobites: Telia & Ericsson Snuggle Up on Stockholm 5G Testbed
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6/5/2018  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Qualcomm appeals against antitrust fine; meet the new Martin Dawes; Iskratel and Teleste join forces on GPON/DOCSIS hybrid.
CableLabs Targets Mobile Backhaul Bounty
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6/4/2018  |  Post a comment
Pursuing another use for cable's DOCSIS-based HFC networks, CableLabs launches R&D lab for cell backhaul applications.
Huawei Faces Security Backlash in Australia
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6/4/2018  |  Post a comment
The Chinese equipment vendor is deemed a security threat by some Australian politicians.
Verizon Says T-Mobile's 5G Brag Is 'Baloney'
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6/1/2018  |  5 comments
Both have completed data calls using the 3GPP 5G NR standards.
BCE 2018 Keynote: Sprint Business President Jan Geldmacher on 5G
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6/1/2018  |  Post a comment
Jan Geldmacher, President at Sprint Business, looks at how science fiction is becoming science fact and explains why 5G is so important to Sprint.
5G Will Change How Your Smartphone Is Designed
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5/31/2018  |  6 comments
5G smartphones using millimeter wave antennna arrays will be susceptible to so-called human blockage. Stupid humans!
Guavus CEO Faizel Lakhani: AI & Going Beyond the Pipe
CxO Spotlight  | 
5/31/2018  |  Post a comment
Faizel Lakhani has always said selling pipes is not the end game for service providers. With Guavus' AI technology and real-time analytics, he hopes to be the first to tell them what's next.
Eurobites: Nokia Offloads Digital Health Unit, Exec Departs
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5/31/2018  |  Post a comment
In today's regional roundup: Nokia completes unit sale, ushers out senior exec; Ericsson lands 5G R&D loan; Orange and Google team up to co-invest in hot startups; and CityFibre wins government-funded fiber build deal.
Motorola Clips On 5G Phone Features
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5/30/2018  |  7 comments
A popular mobile developer blog is showing photos that claim Motorola could go modular with 5G.
Trump Admin Reboots $50B China Tech Tariffs
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5/29/2018  |  8 comments
Trump admin readies take two on Chinese tech tariffs, expected on June 15.
AT&T & Verizon Plot (Sort Of) Mobile 5G Demos & Trials
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5/29/2018  |  Post a comment
The big two ask FCC for fixed-to-mobile trials for 28GHz millimeter wave 5G.
Boingo's Raja on How Small Cells & Virtualization Will Enable 5G
LRTV Documentaries  | 
5/29/2018  |  Post a comment
Boingo's Kishore Raja discusses the role of small cell, virtualization and edge computing technologies in 5G deployments.
Telefónica Edges Closer to a Distributed Telco Cloud
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5/28/2018  |  Post a comment
Spanish operator is moving ahead with its software-defined edge network plans that will ultimately see 1,000 central offices become mini data centers.
T-Mobile Hired Trump Associate's Lobbying Firm to Advise on Merger
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5/27/2018  |  4 comments
T-Mobile looks to Trump associate for help with Sprint merger.
Verizon's Fixed 5G: A Cable Alternative Is Coming!
News Analysis  | 
5/25/2018  |  8 comments
New video from the operator shows off millimeter wave performance.
FCC: Put a Price on Unlicensed Spectrum
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5/25/2018  |  1 comment
Spectrum means money. Even the unlicensed kind.
Samsung on Millimeter Wave 5G for Verizon & More
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5/25/2018  |  Post a comment
Samsung talks about the promise of millimeter wave 5G as it starts to move from trials into the commercial deployment phase.
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