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The Telecoms.com Podcast: Raising Your Voice
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1/16/2018  |  Post a comment
Voice-driven smart speakers, social media censorship and 5G fury. Oh, and donuts.
Choi Succeeds Jacobfeuerborn as DT Tech Boss
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1/16/2018  |  Post a comment
Management shake-up leaves former SK Telecom executive in charge of technology strategy and Jacobfeuerborn leading the towers subsidiary.
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'
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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
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1/12/2018  |  1 comment
Automation is nothing new. So why is it such a big issue for telcos at the start of this year?
Eurobites: Telefónica Takes a Step Towards Transport SDN
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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
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1/11/2018  |  12 comments
It's a cost and spectrum availability question, y'see.
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.
MWC 2018 Threatens to Be 5G New Radio Bore
Morris Lore  | 
1/10/2018  |  15 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.
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.
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.
The Telecoms.com Podcast: We Care a Lot
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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.
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
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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.
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.
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?
AT&T Joins 5G Marketing War, Promising 'Mobile' Launch in 2018
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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
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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.
T-Mobile Goes Live With mmWave Tests for 5G
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1/3/2018  |  1 comment
T-Mobile using Nokia and Intel to test 28GHz frequency that will become part of its 5G strategy.
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.
T-Mobile CEO: We'll 'Leapfrog' AT&T & Verizon With Mobile 5G
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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
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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.
Huawei Hits $92B in 2017 Sales
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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
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1/2/2018  |  1 comment
All 50 US states have now signed on for AT&T's nationwide emergency 4G LTE network.
5 Trends to Watch at CES 2018
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1/1/2018  |  Post a comment
We go to CES so you don't have to.
Top Stories: 7 Grand Obsessions of 2017
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12/30/2017  |  1 comment
5G, IoT, NFV – Light Reading's readers had acronyms on the mind in 2017, but their biggest obsession was an eight-letter word.
Five 5G Milestones for 2018
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12/22/2017  |  1 comment
2018 will be a year when crucial groundwork is laid for 5G.
Eurobites: DT to Buy Liberty Global's Austrian Unit in €1.9B Deal
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12/22/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson raises $272 million for 5G research; KPN rolls out LTE-M; O2 UK authenticates with Danal.
The Future of the Wireless Access Networks
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12/21/2017  |  Post a comment
PRAGUE, 12/7/2017 – At Light Reading's 2020 Vision Executive Summit in Prague, Boingo CTO Derek Peterson talks about the impact of NFV and IoT on the planning and management of all types of wireless access networks.
5G Is Official: First 3GPP Specs Approved
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12/21/2017  |  1 comment
In what could herald an even more intense marketing land-grab, the first official 'early drop' non-standalone 5G NR specifications are approved at the 3GPP's RAN 78 meeting in Lisbon.
India's Long Road to 5G
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12/21/2017  |  1 comment
Financial problems and merger concerns mean India is unlikely to forge ahead quickly in 5G.
Another First on the Path to 5G NR Commercialization
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12/21/2017  |  Post a comment
Achieving the world's first interoperable 5G New Radio (NR) data connections at 3.5GHz and 28GHz.
Eurobites: BT's Rural Broadband Offer Spurned
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12/20/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone tests standalone 5G with Ericsson; Iliad's owner invests in eir; Uber is a transport company; Swisscom's gigabit rollout rolls on.
3GPP to Unveil First 5G Spec
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12/18/2017  |  Post a comment
The spec establishes the foundation for global 5G radio but holds off major features until Release 16.
Eurobites: Ericsson & Telecom Italia Top 20 Gbit/s Over 28GHz in 5G Demo
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12/15/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Sky and BT exchange TV channels; UK military chief warns of Russian subsea skullduggery; Sunrise demos 5G with Huawei.
Ericsson Replaces Major Rival as DT Supplier in 5G Deal
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12/14/2017  |  2 comments
Ericsson has dislodged either Huawei or Nokia as one of Deutsche Telekom's two main RAN vendors in Germany.
ETSI's 'Zero Touch' Group Issues Telco Automation White Paper
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12/14/2017  |  Post a comment
ETSI gives birth to its Zero Touch Network and Service Management group and issues a telco-authored white paper on 'the necessity and benefit of automating network and service operation in next-generation networks.'
Eurobites: Gemalto Spurns Atos Bid
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12/14/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: CityFibre expands in Aberdeen; Ericsson sees bright future for microwave in backhaul; broadband over... wet string?
Project AirGig Goes Down to Georgia
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12/13/2017  |  20 comments
The gigabit powerline-riding tech gets a rural workout.
A 5G Reality Check
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12/13/2017  |  Post a comment
PRAGUE, 12/13/2017 – Following his 5G-focused presentation at Light Reading's 2020 Vision Executive Summit in Prague, Heavy Reading analyst Gabriel Brown gives a down-to-earth overview on where the industry is right now in terms of bringing early 5G technology and services to market.
Intel Capital Invests in Spectrum Efficiency Startup
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12/13/2017  |  1 comment
Intel Capital and others are investing $7 million in GenXComm, which says it has the 5G full duplex technology for, er, Gen Y.
Cloudy With a Chance of Automation: Telecom in 2018
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12/12/2017  |  3 comments
What does 2018 hold in store for the telecom sector? We asked our own editors and analysts, and gathered up a few third-party forecasts as well.
Fixed Wireless: Ready for NLoS Deployment?
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12/12/2017  |  Post a comment
(Sponsored.) Even in non-line-of-sight conditions, fixed wireless access can provide reliable high-speed broadband, as tests have now shown.
Ericsson & Samsung to Supply Verizon With Fixed 5G Gear
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12/11/2017  |  5 comments
Verizon has been testing with Ericsson and Samsung for months now.
C-V2X: A Turbo Boost for Connected Cars?
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12/8/2017  |  3 comments
An emerging cellular technology could speed the autonomous vehicle toward reality.
Eurobites: ETNO Spreads Gloom on Investment & the Race to 5G
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12/7/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange bullish on fiber rollout; O2 takes 4G to the Highlands; Vodafone starts analog switch-off in Germany.
Orange Capex to Peak at €7.4B in 2018
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12/7/2017  |  1 comment
French telecom incumbent says capital expenditure will reach a peak next year before starting to decline in 2019.
Telecom Industry Falling Short on 5G Architecture Challenges – HR Analyst
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12/6/2017  |  2 comments
Operators may have to look beyond traditional standards bodies and vendors for answers to questions about 5G system architecture.
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