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Key developments related to fronthaul and cloud/centralized radio access network (C-RAN) technologies and strategies.
By Sterling Perrin, Principal Analyst, Heavy Reading, 9/22/2017
Lately, we've focused on steps needed for operators to get their RAN ready for their next mobile technology evolutions -- including advanced 4G standards and, ...
By Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, 9/13/2017
With MWC Americas now up and running, and seemingly buzzing, the 5G announcement floodgates have opened, with all manner of vendors and their operator friends ...
By Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes, 9/1/2017
Most of the hot trends in telecom transformation are software-based -- software-defined networking (SDN), network functions virtualization (NFV), orchestration, ...
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By Iain Morris, News Editor, 8/30/2017
VEON has confirmed that it will sell its Pakistani towers business to a subsidiary of Malaysian telco giant Axiata for US$940 million following an earlier Bloomberg ...
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 8/24/2017
Mobile core virtualization startup Affirmed believes that the lack of network automation in today's carrier networks is becoming a stifling impediment to the ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 8/3/2017
Of all the telco virtualization projects underway, Telefónica's Unica initiative is arguably the most ambitious. Even after the sale of some assets, the Spanish ...
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 7/31/2017
Reconstituted telecoms software company Mavenir has bought Brocade's virtual EPC business, putting it in competition with Affirmed, as well as other major radio ...
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 7/24/2017
Network operators are "uniquely positioned" to convert their central offices and cell towers into distributed computing facilities to support a wide range of ...
By James Crawshaw, Senior Analyst – OSS/BSS Transformation, Heavy Reading, 7/10/2017
The great thing about the telecom industry is that people keep inventing new acronyms. Sometimes we lose track of what the acronym actually stands for and sometimes ...
By Sterling Perrin, Principal Analyst, Heavy Reading, 6/23/2017
My last blog focused on physical layer network planning in preparation for 5G. This blog looks above the physical layer at mobile fronthaul protocols. Here the ...
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 6/22/2017
An AT&T executive said Thursday morning that he expects that the operator will be able to start deploying a standards-based 5G network late in 2018 or 2019.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 6/20/2017
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By Iain Morris, News Editor, 6/15/2017
LONDON -- 5G World -- Uncertainty hovers above 5G like a swarm of fleas over a mangy dog, and perhaps the greatest uncertainty of all is how much the whole thing will ...
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Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 9/22/2017
The Mail app on iOS 11 is incompatible with Office 365, as well as Exchange ...
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Scott Ferguson, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 9/22/2017
Database developer MongoDB is ready to the test the stock market with an IPO.
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Orange's Isch: NFV Needs to Include Moving From Global to Local Networks
John Isch, Practice Director, Network & Voice, Orange Business Services, 9/22/2017
NFV's full potential is realized when global networks inter-operate with local ...
ETSI's Triay: NFV Success Is Built With Foresight, Understanding, Automation
Joan Triay, ETSI NFV Technical Steering Committee Chair, 9/21/2017
ETSI Research Specialist Joan Triay talks about NFV best practices and the close ...
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Iain Morris , News Editor , 7/11/2017
TIP members big and small are assessing what open source technology means for them.
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