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By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 7/17/2018
The three major mobile operators in South Korea have banded together to say they will launch initial 5G services on the peninsula in March 2019, likely making the ...
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By Iain Morris, News Editor, 7/5/2018
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By Iain Morris, News Editor, 7/3/2018
Orange reckons forthcoming 5G technology could be used to provide broadband services for about 10% of Romanian households after customer trials in the country ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 6/28/2018
An industry group that aims to bring more open technologies into the radio access network to help reduce costs and spur innovation has added another seven operators ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 6/27/2018
What a disaster it would be for the mobile industry if a certain vendor's network gear were compatible with only a certain type of handset. Imagine having to use the ...
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By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 6/26/2018
There are very few concrete answers about how optical transport networks should be built out to support 5G, notes Heavy Reading's Sterling Perrin, but the one thing that's clear is that optics is at the heart of 5G planning activity right now.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 6/26/2018
The Telecom Infra Project's OpenRAN Project Group is marking a major milestone with efforts from two of its operator members to bring vendors to the table, making ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 6/21/2018
With initial 5G launches looming ever nearer, network operators are running out of time to make critical decisions about the transport network infrastructure that ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 6/19/2018
Orange is planning pan-European trials of 5G as it considers a decision about using the "non-standalone" (NSA) or "standalone" (SA) variants of the next-generation ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 6/18/2018
LONDON -- 5G World Summit -- With a hefty portion of the communications sector's messaging system market already under its belt, Mavenir is seeking to build its ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 6/14/2018
Ericsson has tucked into a bigger helping of networks business with Telefónica Argentina, leaving Huawei's plate much emptier, Light Reading has learned.
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Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 7/18/2018
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Scott Ferguson, Managing Editor, Light Reading, 7/18/2018
At the AWS New York Summit, CTO Werner Vogels detailed how security is a much ...
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NFV has failed to live up to the original expectations five years after it was ...
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TIP members big and small are assessing what open source technology means for them.
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