Heavy Reading principal analyst Gabriel Brown discusses the latest trends in backhaul connectivity to support 5G strategies and the emerging importance of edge computing to mobile operators.
What were some of the key takeaways from Light Reading's 5G Transport & the Edge event in New York City? Two sober (just) editors chew the fat...
Verizon plans to make use of a new technology that would allow the operator to deploy 5G transmitters into locations where fiber is not available.
Denver city officials acknowledge that 5G could dramatically improve residents' lives, but ongoing concerns over permitting for and radiation from 5G cell sites remain obstacles.
Charter's Craig Cowden expands on the MSO's interests and intentions involving the CBRS band and provides updates on the company's recent set of fixed wireless, mobile-facing 'dual-SIM' market trials.
A deep dive into T-Mobile's fixed wireless service over LTE – complete with detailed commentary from a current customer – offers some interesting insights into what it means for Internet service in the future.
The vendor's new XR Optics technology could cut carrier opex and capex in service providers' metro networks. But can the company get everyone else to buy into coherent optical sub-carrier aggregation?
Wall Street research firm Wells Fargo reported that T-Mobile's slowdown in spending on its network could impact major tower companies like SBA Communications and Crown Castle.
Microsoft is opening its Project xCloud game streaming service to commercial testing, and T-Mobile has signed on as a supporting mobile network partner. But it's unclear whether telecom networks are ready for video game streams.
Vendor to demo its latest next-gen cable network and DOCSIS wares, including a new distributed access architecture aggregator, at next week's Cable-Tec Expo in New Orleans.
Corning has dramatically reduced its sales expectations for fiber this year as carriers reduce spending. Does that mean 5G (which needs fiber) is in trouble? Not necessarily.
The optical networking industry has seen its fair share of customers show up to the party and then leave without warning. One analyst ponders what's going to be different in the next 12 months.
AT&T said it tested an eCPRI connection with equipment from Nokia and Samsung, while Verizon appears to have deployed Nokia's cloud RAN. The moves reflect growing operator interest in open RAN technologies.
'We wouldn't be in this business if we didn't think it would become a profitable standalone business,' Altice USA CEO Dexter Goei says.
Transport gear and software vendor reports year-on-year revenue growth of more than 17% to $960.6 million, with a hefty chunk of revenues coming from web-scale customers, but investors reacted negatively to outlook.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: MegaFon microwaves with Ericsson; Vodafone enters Oman with OFT; Gorgeous Gavin turns up at Salesforce.
T-Mobile acknowledged that it recently resolved an issue affecting its video-throttling practice, a situation that arises amid a renewed debate around wireless operators' network-management efforts.
Tower and small cell company Crown Castle moved to bolster its Beltway firepower with the addition of a new chief lobbyist who hails from Google and Microsoft.
Revenues are down, spending is up, and 5G is on the horizon: A partner could ease the pressure for one of China's big players.
Utility companies like Duke and Xcel are already major players in the telecom market. Now they're looking at how they might participate in 4G and 5G.