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AT&T, Verizon Cheer Broadband Maps – Except for 5G

AT&T and Verizon have voiced support for the FCC's efforts to obtain accurate maps of broadband access in the US. But they argued 5G should not be included in those maps.

Eurobites: Openreach Trials New Approaches to FTTP

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UAE's du happy with Huawei; Vodafone trials OpenRAN in the UK; Ericsson upgrades in Madagascar.

T-Mobile Relies on LTE for 5G Launch

New tests of T-Mobile's 5G network in New York City raise plenty of questions about how exactly it works. However, the operator is pushing aside those questions and instead is embarking on a 5G advertising campaign against Verizon.

It's Time to Get Excited About 3.5GHz CBRS

We're days away from initial commercial deployments in the 3.5GHz CBRS spectrum band, often called 'Goldilocks spectrum' because of its propagation characteristics. It certainly appears to be just right, given the diversity of initial commercial applications.

Charter Sets Employee Tests for 'Spectrum Connectivity Platform'

Software for broadband devices, believed to support OpenWRT, designed to help customers manage and optimize in-home WiFi, tweak router settings and pause Internet connectivity.

CONFIRMED: Altice Mobile MVNO Priced at $25/Line for Employees

Altice confirmed that its mobile offering is currently available to employees at $25 per line. That price is below what Comcast, Charter and Sprint charge for unlimited services.

Leading Lights 2019 Finalists: Outstanding Test & Measurement Vendor

Six companies – Anritsu, Infovista, Kentik, Netrounds, Spirent and Viavi Solutions – made the cut in the Outstanding Test & Measurement Vendor category.

Leading Lights 2019: The Finalists

Light Reading is delighted – nay, pumped – to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights Awards program, which is now in its 15th year.

Had a Great Year? Then Enter the Leading Lights Awards

Not entered yet? Then get a move on… there are only days left to submit your entries.

Com Hem Mines & Analyzes Data to Boost Business Metrics

Combining and analyzing key network data with machine learning techniques has helped the Swedish operator improve churn and lift ARPU, exec says.

Powder Offering Powerful Wireless Testbed

New project jointly funded by NSF and industry consortium brings the power of profiles and fast instantiation to testing of massive software projects.

Comcast-Made Signal Meter Detects Signal Leak on Expo Floor

Oh, and did you know that Comcast makes its own portable signal level meters, equipped with RDK-B, for its field techs?

Spirent CEO: Engineers Are Human, Too

In the second part of his CXO interview, Eric Hutchinson talks about AI, cybersecurity and the humanizing factor of the test company's strategic shift.

Spirent CEO Eric Hutchinson: Out of the Labs, Into the Boardroom

New initiative at test system specialist aims at making company more of strategic partner, while promising to make 5G rollouts more cost-effective and faster.

Pedal to the Mobile: Verizon Completes 5G Drive Test With Nokia

But, beyond tests, will Nokia announce 5G deployment deals with Verizon, like Ericsson and Samsung have done?

The US May Yet Catch Its Global Peers in 4G Speeds

The US could start a steady climb back up the global rankings if more cities practice intensive spectrum management and make new LTE-Advanced upgrades.

AT&T to Show Off Standards-Based 5G in Austin

More tests, using standards-based 5G this time, as commercial launches draw ever closer.

Leading Lights 2018 Finalists: Outstanding Test & Measurement Vendor

The shortlist for the Outstanding Test & Measurement Vendor category features nine outstanding contenders.

Verizon Preps Fixed 5G but Mobile Gigabit-Speed Downloads May Not Arrive Until 2019

The Verizon CFO isn't sure a standards-based fixed 5G CPE will be ready until 2019.

2 Cities Put Future of Wireless to the Test

'Most of all, it took a lot of crazy.' Major telecom players are lining up to build city-scale testbeds for next-generation wireless technologies.

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