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By Light Reading, 3/15/2019
As a country known for innovation, Israel exhibited several exciting applications for a 5G future at MWC 2019, including a communications protocol that uses soundwaves, a new type of IoT sensor and augmented reality glasses for cyclists.
By Iain Morris, International Editor, 3/15/2019
Niall Norton, the CEO of Ireland's Openet, shivers at recollections of last year's Mobile World Congress. As the "beast from the east" swept into western Europe, flinging snow and ice ...
By Mitch Wagner, Executive Editor, Light Reading, 3/14/2019
As AT&T nears the end of its long march to network virtualization, it's gearing up to exploit its telco cloud platform to enable new edge and 5G applications for enterprises and new ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 3/13/2019
At Mobile World Congress, Luis Jorge Romero, director general of ETSI, talks about the industry body's focus on key areas of 5G R&D, including edge computing, virtualization and automated network management, and provides an update on blockchain and AI efforts.
By Mike Dano, Editorial Director, 5G & Mobile Strategies, 3/12/2019
Yes 5G is everywhere and everything, but the message from Boingo's Derek Peterson is clear: Don't ignore WiFi.
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 3/12/2019
At MWC19, EY's Tom Loozen talks about how telcos can leverage key technologies and trends associated with 5G and AI to improve their service offerings and understand the needs of customers in different markets.
By Phil Harvey, US News Editor, 3/12/2019
As 5G and foldable phones come to market, browsing online and then trying stuff out in a store might become an even more critical way to buy new technology. Deloitte Consulting's Julie Miller and Verizon's John Walker explain why.
By Mitch Wagner, Executive Editor, Light Reading, 3/12/2019
US President Theodore Roosevelt transformed the US from a regional power whose dominance ended in the Americas, to a Great Power, able to project its will anywhere in the world. He built ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 3/11/2019
Alan Carlton, managing director and VP at InterDigital Europe, believes "Telecoms is back!" as 5G graduates from vision to real products and experiences and enterprises probe into what 5G and IoT will mean to them.
By Light Reading, 3/11/2019
Samsung's Dan Warren joins the usual gang of deadbeats for some MWC reminiscences and more.
By Mitch Wagner, Executive Editor, Light Reading, 3/11/2019
Microsoft sees the primary business benefit of 5G for telcos as obvious -- so obvious, it's often overlooked, says Rick Lievano, Microsoft worldwide director of industry technology ...
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Cloud AR/VR, Enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB) Among Early Use Cases for 5G

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The GSMA's Peter Jarich discusses what we're going to see people doing in the next 24 months as 5G services really get going. He touches on consumer applications like AR, VR and eMBB, to name a few early use cases. Down the road, Jarich says that AI and other technologies will help 5G become a secure, foundational infrastructure on which to build more complex and ...
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5G Arrives Faster Thanks to New Chipsets & Smartphones

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GSA President Joe Barrett discusses how the spectrum needs of 5G are being met worldwide and then discusses the availability of 5G smartphones and other devices. The availability of new chipsets is spurring the advancement of 5G smartphones and that will mean that 5G's adoption will happen a lot more quickly than 4G.
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How to Differentiate & Protect OTT Services?

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Alok Gera, CTO at Synamedia, presents two main areas of opportunity for OTT providers: content aggregation and a comprehensive content security strategy.
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BT & Casa Systems Demonstrate 5G Convergence of Wireless & Wireline Networks at MWC 2019

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5G core is not just for wireless. It supports fixed broadband networks as well. Maria Cuevas, principal manager of mobile research technology at BT, and Phil Harvey at Light Reading discuss Casa Systems' 5G convergence proof of concept at MWC 2019 and how it demonstrates 5G convergence of wireless and wireline networks that will provide subscribers with a seamless ...
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The Telecoms.com Podcast: AI, Regulation & 5G Spectrum

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Super-sub Ray plays a blinder off the bench once more as he crosses the topic of AI for Scott and Jamie to nod in. The guys kick off by exploring the use of AI in networks but also in the wider world and mull over the ethical implications of letting machines make decisions for us. Scott forces a pass to Jamie on the topic of regulation and the team makes full use ...
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Turning People's Eyes Into Probes

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Understanding the end-viewer's experience is the only true way to measure perceptual quality. With that understanding, broadcasters can make confident technology decisions throughout their processing and distribution workflows to satisfy 'TV everywhere' subscribers.
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Open Source Opportunities for OTT 2.0

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Rob Wilmoth, Chief Architect for the Red Hat North America Service Provider team, provides perspectives on the role of open source technology in the streaming video market. Learn about the role of innovation for upstream automation, orchestration and management components. Topics include OTT streaming services, media function virtualization (MFV) and media ...
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IHS Markit: Huawei Is No.1 in Global 5G Market

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Stephane Teral, Technology Fellow from IHS Markit, spoke to Light Reading group's Jamie Davies about the global 5G market: 'If you look at the dynamics of the 5G market, Huawei is in the driver's seat and is No. 1.'
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Philo Noodles Next OTT-TV Moves

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Philo CTO Ben Chambers explains the vMVPD's hybrid subscription and ad-supported model and describes its new technology that lets OTT subs synchronize their viewing. The platform is gaining traction despite the lack of news or sports content from its skinny bundle.
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Plotting the Path to OTT 2.0

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In a recap of Light Reading's 'Getting to OTT 2.0' session at NAB 2019, Alan Breznick and Jeff Baumgartner note that making OTT video profitable remains a major challenge and that containing – rather than stopping – piracy and password sharing has become a major focus for studios, programmers and their OTT distributors.
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The Telecoms.com Podcast: 5G, Tech Politics & Notspots

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The usual suspects kick off with a look at some of the first commercial 5G launches, with South Korea leading the way. While Scott is a bit confused by the tariffs, they nonetheless weigh up the pros and cons of paying for 5G. The conversation moves onto the political pressure tech companies are increasingly under, both internally and externally. They conclude ...
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5G4REAL: The 5G Chinese Boogeyman

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The specter of a 5G Chinese boogeyman loomed large over a recent gathering of US policymakers, service providers and vendors.