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Deutsche Telekom to Swap Startup Investments With SK Telecom
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10/22/2018  |  Post a comment
DT's edge computing startup MobiledgeX and SKT's quantum cryptography specialist ID Quantique to be the grateful recipients.
Using a Lego Approach to Cable Node Upgrades
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10/22/2018  |  Post a comment
A proposed standard aims to allow upgrades to legacy technologies like DOCSIS, or new capabilities, such as 5G or PON, to be snapped into a generic (and modular) node housing.
Cable Nearly a No-Show in mmWave Auction
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10/22/2018  |  Post a comment
Indicates MSO concern about limitations of millimeter wave spectrum versus mid-band for 5G, analyst says.
Eurobites: We Need 'British Netflix' Now, Says UK Broadcast Boss
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10/22/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: WiFi in the driving seat; European Commission approves Microsoft's GitHub acquisition; Apelo finds a berth in the Balkans.

Q&A: SCTE CEO Mark Dzuban on Cable-Tec Expo & the Road Ahead
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10/19/2018  |  Post a comment
Dzuban discusses what topics will be buzzing as the cable industry goes down to Georgia next week for the annual Cable-Tec Expo, and how ongoing industry consolidation is causing SCTE to evolve as an organization.
Telia Steps Up Savings Effort on Swedish Gloom
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10/19/2018  |  Post a comment
Scandinavian telco is on track to realize cost-saving targets this year despite disappointment at its main Swedish operation.
T-Mobile to Test 5G 'Dual-Connectivity' With Vendors
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10/18/2018  |  Post a comment
T-Mobile wants ensure 'dual-connectivity' works, so that users can always remain connected on 4G or 5G, ahead of its 2019 5G launch.
Phazr Readies 3GPP-Compliant 5G Gear for US & Europe
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10/18/2018  |  Post a comment
Phazr gets FCC approval and the CE mark.
Ericsson Corruption Scandal Sullies Strong Q3
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10/18/2018  |  2 comments
Revelations about a corruption scandal that could land Ericsson with a hefty fine overshadowed the Swedish vendor's return to quarterly net profits for the first time since 2016.
Terragraph: A WiMax in Facebook Clothing?
Morris Lore  | 
10/18/2018  |  1 comment
Facebook's Terragraph technology may have a hard time against 5G in the markets it hopes to address.
Ciena: Scale for the Future, Support the Legacy
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10/17/2018  |  Post a comment
New initiatives bring IP onto the platform for end-to-end services up to Layer 3 but also support remaining base of TDM offerings better.
Telecom Italia Building vRAN Tech, but Not With Ericsson
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10/17/2018  |  2 comments
Italian incumbent looks outside the traditional vendor community to solve its latest mobile network challenge.
Ericsson Weighs ORAN Alliance Membership
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10/17/2018  |  Post a comment
Swedish vendor confirms involvement with group that wants to end the dominance of the incumbent equipment suppliers in the radio access network.
AT&T Readies More High-Band 5G Tests as Mobile Launch Nears
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10/16/2018  |  1 comment
The operator, however, is still planning to use fixed mmWave 5G basestations for its tests in Atlanta, Hawaii, and – most probably – Los Angeles.
TIP Forms New Edge Computing Unit
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10/16/2018  |  2 comments
Deutsche Telekom, Intel and MobiledgeX to lead a new Telecom Infra Project (TIP) group focused on APIs that will enable developers to write apps able to run on edge computing resources.
Jack Burton: Cable's 5G Network Opportunity
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10/15/2018  |  Post a comment
Broadband Success Partners Principal Jack Burton says 5G represents a great opportunity for cable MSOs to work with 5G network operators and provide not only backhaul, but facilities -- real estate on poles, towers in headends and central offices. Cable's proximity to the customer could provide them a revenue source tied to 5G and edge computing, as well as a long-term hedge against obsolescence.
Why Vodafone Is Betting on Cloud Video
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10/15/2018  |  Post a comment
Major European provider will lay out the strategy behind its new Vodafone TV streaming service at Light Reading's Cable Next-Gen Europe event in London next month.
US Senators Urge Canada to Ban Huawei – Report
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10/15/2018  |  1 comment
Marco Rubio and Mark Warner have written to Canada's prime minister and urged him to stop Huawei from selling 5G products in Canada.
Eurobites: Telco Big Guns Gather to Train Fire on EU Policymakers
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10/15/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: KPN braces for cuts; eSIM pioneer raises £18 million; Eleven Sports challenges UK soccer taboo.
What Constitutes a Commercial 5G Network, Anyway?
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10/12/2018  |  9 comments
As actual 5G services are starting to arrive, what does 'commercial' 5G network actually mean right now?
Zayo's Brian Daniels: Getting Fiber in Place to Feed 5G Services
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10/12/2018  |  Post a comment
The legislative environment now seems to have roadblocks up against fiber deployment, according to Brian Daniels, Zayo's senior VP of strategic networks. He said there's a need for standard fees and permanent processes to help multiple tenants use a city's light poles and other infrastructure so several carriers can efficiently provide competitive services in cities.
Verizon's Glenn Wellbrock: 5G Becomes the New Home Broadband
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10/12/2018  |  Post a comment
Verizon's director of optical transport network architecture, design and planning talks about why millimeter wave technology works so well to deliver a home broadband service, and how Verizon intends to reach more places with 5G even where adding new fiber isn't feasible.
Proposed CBRS Rules Suit Cable's Cause
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10/12/2018  |  Post a comment
FCC sought a middle-ground, but not everyone is thrilled with the decision to go with county-sized Priority Access Licenses.
Eurobites: Orange Goes Subsea With Google
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10/12/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom in augmented reality deal; Zayo expands in Europe; Dialog workers transfer to Apple.
Deutsche Telekom Targets 99% 5G Coverage in Germany by 2025
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10/12/2018  |  Post a comment
Deutsche Telekom becomes the first European operator to make a firm 5G coverage commitment.
AT&T's Gordon Mansfield: Focusing on Mobile 5G
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10/11/2018  |  Post a comment
AT&T's VP of converged access and device technology discusses the 5G network buildout and how the carrier's focus on mobile experiences shapes its decisions on fiber use and edge networking as it races to deliver an 'immersive consumer experience.'
AT&T Developing DirecTV Now App for Magic Leap AR Headsets
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10/11/2018  |  Post a comment
App will support four simultaneous video streams, is akin to 'live television without a television,' AT&T Communications CEO John Donovan says.
DT CEO: 80% of Our Network Is '5G Ready'
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10/11/2018  |  Post a comment
Deutsche Telekom claims 80% of its mobile network is 5G ready as it prepares for a 2020 commercial launch, but the transition to full-blown 5G will require a lot more effort.
Eurobites: Italy's 5G Auction Costs Put Regulator on Back Foot
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10/11/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: VEON terminates Jazz, Bangalink offer; MegaFon CEO steps down; San Marino revs its 5G engines; Sigfox strikes deal with Paessler.
AT&T: We're Not Only Focused on mmWave for 5G
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10/11/2018  |  1 comment
AT&T will not use just mmWave for its mobile 5G.
Why Cable Keeps Feasting on Fiber
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10/10/2018  |  Post a comment
In a new report published in partnership with SCTE/ISBE, Light Reading spells out what cable operators are doing with fiber now and what they plan to do with it in the future.
Accenture 5G Acceleration Services at Mobile World Congress Americas 2018 – Part 2
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10/10/2018  |  Post a comment
Accenture's Jeff Wang and Tejas Rao talk to Light Reading's Phil Harvey about how Accenture is helping clients make the most of the investments needed to evolve and deploy their 5G networks.
DoCoMo Capex Down 10% Thanks to NFV, Says Exec
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10/10/2018  |  Post a comment
Japanese telco says investments in NFV have already led to cost reductions and better service reliability as it plots the next phase of investment.
Eurobites: Nokia Goes Network Slicing
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10/10/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: GDPR fines ahoy; Dasan Zhone acquires Germany's Keymile; Orange Bank gets new CEO; Vodafone ad banned.
Radcom Plummets 9% After Slashing 2018 Outlook on NFV Gloom
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10/10/2018  |  Post a comment
Radcom slashes sales guidance for the current fiscal year, blaming delays to the rollout of NFV by service provider customers.
Huawei (Finally!) Gets 5G Invite From India
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10/10/2018  |  Post a comment
Chinese vendor is now expected to participate in 5G trials in two cities after it previously missed out on an invitation.
Verizon Working to Integrate mmWave With Baseband Unit Infrastructure for 5G
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10/9/2018  |  2 comments
Through its work with vendors, Verizon is expecting to have 5G mmWave radio integrated with its baseband unit available sometime in 2019.
Frontier Goes Gigabit in Its Fios & Vantage Fiber Footprint
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10/9/2018  |  1 comment
Telco also unleashes symmetrical 200 Mbit/s as its introductory residential speed tier.
The Telecoms.com Podcast: Cheeky China, Real 5G & Net Neutrality
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10/9/2018  |  Post a comment
This week: Chinese whispers; 5G flannel; and net neutrality noises off.
Aqsacom's Telecom Cyber-Intelligence Focus Turns to 5G, NFV
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10/9/2018  |  Post a comment
With one of its most important software updates coming up this month, Aqsacom CEO Gilles Blanc discusses his company's background, technology edge and why 5G is so challenging to cyber-intelligence firms.
Accenture 5G Acceleration Services at Mobile World Congress Americas 2018
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10/9/2018  |  Post a comment
Accenture's Jeff Wang and Tejas Rao talk to Light Reading's Phil Harvey about how Accenture is uniquely positioned to help clients in the journey to 5G.
Eurobites: Kirkby Leaves Tele2 for Denmark's TDC (And Not BT)
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10/9/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EC approves Tele2-Com Hem merger; CityFibre/Vodafone rollout expands; Deutsche Telekom turns to AI for fiber rollout.
ECOC 2018 Optical Workshop Delivers Compelling Vision
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10/9/2018  |  Post a comment
Further innovation is needed if optical transport networks are to support traffic growth and there was plenty of evidence at a recent ECOC workshop that key work is already underway.
T-Mobile's Metro to Offer Prepaid 5G in 2019
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10/8/2018  |  1 comment
T-Mobile's prepaid arm promises mobile 5G next year.
Huawei, ZTE Charm Offensive Just Got Harder
Morris Lore  | 
10/8/2018  |  Post a comment
A report from Bloomberg, alleging China infiltrated servers used by the US government, could spell further trouble for Huawei and ZTE.
How Cablecos Can Turn From Victims to Victors
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10/8/2018  |  1 comment
In this last of a three-blog series, we will explore the potential for cable operators and other broadband providers to work with their OTT and access rivals.
Eurobites: Telefónica, Deutsche Telekom Extend Backhaul Deal in Germany
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10/8/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Is BT in talks with Apple over TV deal? Mobily punished for not employing enough Saudis; class action against Google blocked in UK.
5G: Friend or Foe for European Cable?
Breznick Unbound  | 
10/8/2018  |  Post a comment
That's one of the looming technology and business challenges that Light Reading will tackle on November 6 at our inaugural Cable Next-Gen Europe conference in London.
Qualcomm to Demo 5G on 3.5GHz at CES
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10/8/2018  |  Post a comment
Chipmaker to show off 3GPP 5G at CES, as FCC looks over new rules for the CBRS band.
Telia Carrier Vies to Be Prime Cloud Connector
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10/5/2018  |  Post a comment
Cloud connections, not video or 5G, will be the global network operator's growth drive.
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