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Meet My Small Cell

Small cells are rolling out in neighborhoods all over the US. I decided to go find mine.

Is It Finally Time for Free-Space Optics to Shine?

Free space optics is currently being touted as a backhaul solution for 5G. But this isn't the first time it's been positioned as a backhaul savior.

CBRS Goes Live, as NTIA Considers Adjacent Spectrum for Commercial Use

Verizon, Charter, Boingo and others alight on CBRS for wireless network densification, private networks and more.

NYC OKs 9 Providers to Expand 5G Coverage

Deal will allow providers to install more 5G equipment on street lamps and traffic lights.

Utilities, Telcos in 5G Street Light Fight

A battle is brewing between wireless carriers and utilities over whether 5G small cells can be installed on top of street lights. One problem? The street lights might fall over.

Eurobites: Russia's MTS Does TIP Run

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Keymile lands FTTB deal with Wobcom; BT Sport offers OTT monthly pass; KPN sells consulting arm; Deutsche Telekom nurtures 5G startups.

Ribbon Reels in ECI, Offloads CEO

No wonder investors have panicked – Ribbon waves goodbye to its CEO as it announces an unexpected merger with transport network equipment specialist ECI Telecom. But why?

Parallel Wireless Dishes the Dirt on Tech Mahindra

Independence of systems integrators thrust into the spotlight as Indian SI is accused of favoring Altiostar, in which it owns a stake, despite its claims to be 'vendor-agnostic.'

Axiata Calls On TIP to Fix Telco Cost Problem

One of the developing world's biggest operators runs up data service losses in Malaysia and is looking to the Facebook-led initiative for help.

The Evolution of Mobile Backhaul, Edge Computing

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.

Key Takeaways From 5G Transport & the Edge

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...

Mavenir Opens Radio R&D Unit in Ericsson's Backyard

When the time came to open a new R&D facility focused on radio technology, the US software company could find no better place than Stockholm.

Tower Visionary Marc Ganzi on 5G, Small Cells & Edge Computing

Marc Ganzi is described as a 'leading visionary and entrepreneur' in his company's biography, and given his recent investments its easy to see why. Here's what he has to say about hot topics like 5G, build to relocate, small cells and edge computing.

5G Transport & the Edge: From Scarcity to Standalone

Light Reading's 5G Transport & the Edge event on October 10 in New York City will examine crucial aspects of constructing a 5G-capable network.

GSMA Seeks Way to Boost RAN Vendor Options

The industry body is concerned at the small number of radio access network (RAN) system vendors and is looking at ways to address that scarcity, says executive.

Orange Issues Plea for Help With O-RAN Integration

The test process and integration efforts associated with Open RAN deployments are overwhelming, so the industry needs to engage in collaborative, joint test schemes that cut out duplicated effort, says Orange exec. The good news is, China Mobile's on the case…

AT&T, Verizon Inch Toward Open RAN

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.

Samsung Looks to Multivendor, 5G RAN Future

Samsung is expecting O-RAN gear to arrive by 2020.

Decision Time in 5G Transport

What's the best way forward for operators when it comes 5G transport networks?

Podcast: Why Telcos Are Challenged at the Edge

Building edge computing resources for advanced applications is going to be a big challenge to telcos in terms of how and where to invest, as well as when and where to partner with cloud providers, vendors and others.

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