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Big 5G Event Keynote Panel: We Need to Talk About Edge Computing
LRTV Documentaries  | 
5/17/2019  |  Post a comment
Ibrahim Gedeon from Telus, Jim Poole from Equinix and Tom Tofigh from QCT discuss edge computing as part of the telco cloud at the Big 5G Event in Denver on May 8, 2019.
Huawei vs. Trump & the Casualties of War
News Analysis  | 
5/17/2019  |  4 comments
Putting Huawei on the trade blacklist would have dire consequences for the global supply chain and the operators that use its equipment.
Service Providers Can Take Control of IoT Security
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5/17/2019  |  Post a comment
As 5G networks begin to roll out, it is worth looking at how service providers can deliver high-value, high-margin security services in a way that no one else in the IoT ecosystem can match.
Cloud Bursts: Oracle Touts Telco Triumphs, Microsoft Proclaims Partnerships & More
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5/17/2019  |  Post a comment
Oracle sells to Asian telco Circles.Life; Microsoft partners with Sony on gaming; VMware acquires Bitnami for multicloud, and more telco cloud news this week.
WiCipedia: Egg Freezing, Hormone Lunches & Back to Work With Babies... Oh My!
WiCipedia  | 
5/17/2019  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: Women in Comms steals the show in Denver; moms in tech hog the headlines; women are talked over in meetings (duh); and more!
Eurobites: EU Must Pull Its 5G Finger Out, Says Ericsson's Ekholm
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5/17/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT launches employee share scheme, unveils underwhelming new logo; German trade group distances itself from US stance on Huawei.
Comcast's MachineQ Shifts Gears
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5/16/2019  |  Post a comment
Under its new OTT-like, bring-your-own broadband model, the industrial IoT company aims to scale up more rapidly and set the stage for a global services strategy.
In Chasing AT&T, Verizon & T-Mobile Diverge in 5G Video Strategies
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5/16/2019  |  Post a comment
As AT&T digests DirecTV and Time Warner, Verizon and T-Mobile are working on refining their video strategies ahead of broad 5G rollouts.
Big 5G Event Keynote: Fireside Chat – Andrew Dugan, CenturyLink
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5/16/2019  |  Post a comment
CenturyLink CTO Andrew Dugan shares his views on 5G transport technology at the Big 5G Event in Denver on May 8, 2019.
US Wireless Operators Have (Mostly) Stopped Selling Customer Location Data
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5/16/2019  |  Post a comment
US operators have been selling customer location information to third parties, including location aggregators. However, that's mostly over, according to new carrier correspondence with the FCC.
Sprint's First 5G Devices Available May 31
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5/16/2019  |  Post a comment
Sprint will kick off preorders for the LG V50 ThinQ and the HTC 5G Hub on May 17.
Charter Using Mobile to Dislodge 'Inert' DSL Customers
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5/16/2019  |  1 comment
Company CFO Chris Winfrey expands on Charter's strategy to use Spectrum Mobile as a growth driver for its home broadband service.
Verizon Ramps Up 5G Advertising Alongside Galaxy S10 5G Launch
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5/16/2019  |  Post a comment
Verizon launched the nation's first device with integrated 5G capability, the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G, and the company's CEO highlighted the operator's open approach to 5G partnerships.
5G Car Crash Looms for Telecom Industry
Morris Lore  | 
5/16/2019  |  3 comments
Failure to transform their businesses, highlighted at this week's Digital Transformation World event in Nice, is fast catching up with the telcos.
CenturyLink's Walker: More Edges, More Efficiency
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5/16/2019  |  Post a comment
Bill Walker explains how edge computing has allowed operators to decompose applications and distribute them on the network.
Eurobites: UK Security Report Says Huawei Can't Be Trusted
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Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Bouygues gets off to a flier; Sunrise raises its earnings guidance; Vodafone/INWIT towers deal set for the summer.
AT&T's SVoD Services Will Be Pay-TV Friendly
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5/16/2019  |  Post a comment
AT&T Chairman and CEO Randall Stephenson said the expectation is that distributors like Comcast will be 'important partners' for WarnerMedia's upcoming set of OTT-delivered subscription VoD services.
HR's Steve Bell on FUD in a 5G World
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5/16/2019  |  Post a comment
Heavy Reading Senior Analyst Steve Bell highlights some of the fear, uncertainty and doubt related to 5G's return-on-investment cases and regulatory environments.
5G Scores a US Win & an EU Loss in Connected Cars
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5/15/2019  |  Post a comment
Should cars talk to each other using WiFi or 5G? That's a question that appears to have caused a rift between Europe and the US – and one that could potentially redefine the world's transportation industry.
Cisco's Happy, Despite Service Provider Decline
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5/15/2019  |  Post a comment
Cisco's service provider business declined 13% in the third fiscal quarter, but overall revenue was up, so it was (metaphorical) high fives for everyone on Cisco's quarterly earnings call.
Trump Clears the Way for a Huawei Ban
The Philter  | 
5/15/2019  |  5 comments
A new executive order from President Trump allows the US to ban telecom gear from China – and anywhere else it wants.
Comcast Still Has Big Streaming Dreams
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5/15/2019  |  Post a comment
Even as it hands over operational control of Hulu to Disney and paves the way to sell its Hulu stake, Comcast sees loads of opportunity in the OTT video market as it revs up plans for both Sky's Now TV streaming service in Europe and NBC's forthcoming OTT service.
The Big 5G Event: Photos
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5/15/2019  |  Post a comment
20 select shots from the week that was in Denver, Colo.
WOW & Philo Bundle Up
The Bauminator  | 
5/15/2019  |  Post a comment
Continuing a growing trend, WOW has become the latest cable operator to combine its broadband service with a skinny bundle OTT-TV offering.
Ericsson Boasts of Progress in CDN-to-Edge Pivot
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5/15/2019  |  Post a comment
Ericsson's Edge Gravity essentially represents a pivot by the company from selling CDN services to selling edge computing services. And though the process hasn't been completely smooth, Ericsson is boasting of progress.
Verizon Launches Near-Nationwide NB-IoT Network
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5/15/2019  |  Post a comment
Verizon finally gets on the nationwide NB-IoT trail.
Leadership Change Afoot at Arris's Network & Cloud Unit
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5/15/2019  |  Post a comment
Following CommScope merger, Dan Whalen has left the company and been succeeded by another industry vet, Kevin Keefe, who takes the reins of the unit during a critical time for the company.
Volta Bigs Up Its Cloud Router, Claims 90% Savings vs Legacy
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5/15/2019  |  Post a comment
Volta claims that moving routing intelligence to the cloud and running white boxes can slash costs compared with legacy equipment.
Nice Work If You Can Get It...
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5/15/2019  |  Post a comment
It's a tough job talking about telco transformation on the French Riviera in May, but someone's got to do it... so what are the big talking points from the TM Forum's Digital Transformation World event in Nice, France?
Rakuten CTO: We're Stronger, Faster & Cheaper Than You
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5/15/2019  |  Post a comment
Japan's Rakuten is building what it says will be the first truly cloud-native mobile network, and its existing operators should be worried.
Nibbles From Nice: Don't Mention the 'T' Word
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5/15/2019  |  Post a comment
DT's CIO doesn't dig 'transformation,' Enghouse keeps its toes warm and the TM Forum snacks on Danish… plus more from the Riviera.
Verizon's Wellbrock: RAN Is Fancy Radio That Rides on Fiber
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5/15/2019  |  Post a comment
The radio access network receives plenty of attention in 5G discussions, but Verizon's Glenn Wellbrock says those "fancy radios" require a strong fiber backbone.
Tracking Telco Progress in Open Networking
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
5/15/2019  |  Post a comment
My musings and observations on OpenStack, the open source community, what's working and what could work better.
Eurobites: Ofcom Calls Time on Customer 'Loyalty Penalty'
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5/15/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: 3SS adds AI to the video mix; Insight TV pushes into MENA; the changing face of content consumption.
Ovum's Mike Roberts on 5G's Milestone
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5/15/2019  |  Post a comment
At the Big 5G Event in Denver, Mike Roberts, research director for Ovum's Service Provider Markets group, gives his take on the current state of the 5G market.
Verizon Exec Taps the Brakes on 5G for Driverless Cars
News Analysis  | 
5/14/2019  |  Post a comment
5G-powered drones and AR/VR services? Sure. But Verizon's Adam Koeppe said that driverless cars running on 5G isn't something that's going to happen anytime soon.
Direct-to-Consumer a Key but Not Exclusive Play for Programmers
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5/14/2019  |  Post a comment
Premium networks like Showtime must spread their bets and lock in distribution on both legacy and newer OTT platforms, COO Tom Christie says.
Nice Turns Nasty as Vendors Face Fire Over Cloud-Native Claims
News Analysis  | 
5/14/2019  |  2 comments
The messages emerging from this week's Digital Transformation World sound depressingly familiar.
5G in the USA: More Mobile Steps
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5/14/2019  |  Post a comment
Sprint perks up with first 5G launches and Verizon picks up another 20 5G mobile cities.
AT&T Taking Broadband Nationwide in 3-5 Years via Fiber & 5G
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5/14/2019  |  2 comments
AT&T's CEO said the operator will be able to offer a 'true, high-speed Internet network throughout the United States' in the next three to five years via fiber and 5G.
Arista Ships Smarter 400G Routers
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5/14/2019  |  Post a comment
Arista's second-generation 400G routers support built-in security, automation and telemetry for reduced capex and opex.
AT&T's Igor Glubochansky: Businesses Need Lower Latency Networks
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5/14/2019  |  Post a comment
AT&T sees big promise in manufacturing, healthcare and retail, even before mobile 5G becomes available everywhere.
Disney Takes Full Operational Control of Hulu
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5/14/2019  |  Post a comment
Under 'put/call' agreement, Comcast can require Disney to buy NBCU's 33% stake in Hulu as early as January 2024; Comcast also inks deal to offer Hulu via its X1 video platform.
Ciena: We'll Stop 95% of Network Outages
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5/14/2019  |  Post a comment
Ciena's Proactive Network Operations is a closed-loop automation platform that service providers can use to predict and prevent service disruptions.
Here Are All the 5G Networks & Devices Around the World – Today
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5/14/2019  |  Post a comment
As the 5G market gains momentum, new figures from the GSA and Ookla help highlight exactly where the global industry sits in terms of network rollouts and devices launched.
Eurobites: Vodafone UK Names the 5G Day
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5/14/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone cuts dividend following €7.6 billion loss; Openet lands US Tier 1 gig; KPN invests in IoT startup Wirepas.
5G Tests Aim to Disrupt the Economics of On-Location TV Production
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5/14/2019  |  Post a comment
In tests with AT&T, LiveU will equip its portable video production backpacks with 5G, believing that the capabilities of the new network will drive down the costs of on-location news and sporting event coverage.
RFP Process No Longer Fit for Purpose – Report
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5/14/2019  |  Post a comment
Outdated telco IT procurement processes cost industry more than $1 billion per year, according to findings of a report from industry body TM Forum, which asks if it's time to kill the RFP.
Liberty Global Grapples With Revenue Slump
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5/13/2019  |  Post a comment
Even as it carries out its phased retreat from the European continent, Liberty Global is trying to stem video sub losses and spur fresh revenue growth with a slate of new product and service offerings.
Podcast: The Big 5G Event & Big 5G Questions
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5/13/2019  |  Post a comment
Light Reading's Ray Le Maistre and Phil Harvey were joined by two guests -- Light Reading's Mike Dano and US Ignite's Mari Silbey -- to sum up the state of 5G, why US cities are closely watching 5G deployments and what we can look forward to as 2019 rolls on.
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