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Will Trump Fan the Flames as Huawei Is Burned at the Stake?
Shades of Ray  | 
2/8/2019  |  14 comments
An 'executive order' banning Chinese networking technology from US communications networks is imminent, according to Politico – such a posturing move would be bad for everyone.
Apple Could Poach 5G Modem Experts From Qualcomm, Intel in San Diego
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2/8/2019  |  Post a comment
Apple is reportedly planning to build its own cellular modems, including for 5G, and that effort might include hiring engineers from the likes of Qualcomm and Intel.
WiCipedia: Valley Diversity Stats, a New Social Outlet for WiT & No Fangirls Here
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2/8/2019  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: Foreign-born women dominate the Valley; the government shutdown has long-lasting effects for workers; a new startup network for women; and more.
Eurobites: Germany Offers Hope to Huawei
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2/8/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Exponential-e offers transformation help; KPN offloads iBasis; Deutsche Telekom's upgrade rolls on; Sparkle brings connectivity for motorsports coverage.
Swiss 5G Auction Bags $380M Amid Radiation Law Gripes
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2/8/2019  |  Post a comment
Swiss operators cough up for new 5G spectrum amid concern that harsh laws on radiation limits could impede 5G network deployment.
T-Mobile Won't Charge a Premium for 5G
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2/7/2019  |  Post a comment
T-Mobile says it won't charge more for 5G plans than it does for 4G. The UnCarrier also expects its multi-mode handsets and service to arrive in the second half of 2019.
Nokia Replacing Huawei in Vodafone's German Core
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2/7/2019  |  1 comment
Vodafone has turned to Nokia instead of Huawei for some components used in the core of its German network, but insists the decision dates back two years and is unrelated to security issues.
T-Mobile to Test Fixed Wireless Broadband Using LTE by This Summer
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2/7/2019  |  Post a comment
Despite initially criticizing the fixed wireless opportunity, T-Mobile now says it will test an in-home broadband service using LTE in the coming months in order to prepare for 5G and its merger with Sprint.
AT&T Inks '8-Figure' Kubernetes & OpenStack 5G Deal With Mirantis
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2/7/2019  |  1 comment
The deal is a vindication for network functions virtualization (NFV), OpenStack and Mirantis, all of which have been taking reputation hits recently.
T-Mobile's New Home TV Service to Launch in First Half of 2019
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2/7/2019  |  Post a comment
Rebranded, 'reimagined' pay-TV offering, originally expected to debut by year-end 2018, will tie into T-Mobile's home broadband plans.
Charter Might Paint Its Home Gateways & Devices 'Prpl'
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2/7/2019  |  Post a comment
MSO said to be giving serious consideration to open source software stack amid discussions on how to establish a degree of coexistence between Prpl and RDK-B.
Podcast: Tacos, Telcos & Trouble
The Philter  | 
2/7/2019  |  Post a comment
T-Mobile is giving its customers a free taco every week. Should it also give them a roll of toilet paper? Also, and completely unrelated, what if Huawei does invent a must-have device for 5G networks – and we can't buy it in the US?
Can 5G Backhaul Itself?
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2/7/2019  |  3 comments
5G is only as fast as the backhaul from the tower that it's broadcasted from. But can 5G also replace the fiber backhaul connections that service those towers?
Ahead of 5G, or a RAZR Reboot, Motorola Unveils New Low-Cost 4G Phones
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2/7/2019  |  Post a comment
Motorola launches its new G7 family of LTE phones, priced between $199 to $299.
Eurobites: Italian Govt Denies Reports of Planned Huawei, ZTE 5G Ban
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2/7/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: 'No-deal' Brexit and the right to roam like at home; more 5G testing from Vodafone, Deutsche Telekom; Ericsson targets critical communications.
Swisscom Capex to Dip as Radiation Laws Delay 5G Rollout
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2/7/2019  |  Post a comment
Switzerland risks falling behind other countries in 5G because of restrictive laws about radiation limits, the Swiss incumbent's annual report shows.
MWC 2019: Ovum's Key IoT Trends
LRTV Interviews  | 
2/7/2019  |  Post a comment
As the IoT market shifts further from proofs of concept to real deployments, Ovum's IoT expert Alexandra Rehak talks about the key IoT trends, such as new business models and data management, that she'll be discussing in Barcelona.
Verizon Doubles Down on Mobile 5G in Millimeter Wave Spectrum
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2/7/2019  |  3 comments
While other operators are planning widescale coverage with mobile 5G using spectrum below 6GHz, Verizon appears to be placing a big bet on spectrum much higher than that.
NCTA CEO: Time to Break Net Neutrality's 'Infinite Loop'
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2/6/2019  |  3 comments
Michael Powell to testify that it's high time for Congress to step in with long-term, enforceable rules that put a stop to the pendulum swings of each new FCC.
And the 5G Winners Are… the Telcos – LR Poll
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2/6/2019  |  Post a comment
Network service providers come out on top of a Light Reading poll that asked respondents who stands to profit most from the rollout of 5G technology.
T-Mobile's Legere Calls Dish a Spectrum Hoarder
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2/6/2019  |  Post a comment
Dish has aims to build a national, stand-alone 5G network, but T-Mobile isn't buying it. But some analysts believe T-Mobile's attacks on Dish might tie to concerns over its ability to close its merger with Sprint.
Masergy Extends LAN Invasion With Managed WiFi Incursion
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2/6/2019  |  Post a comment
Masergy is launching a managed WiFi service to help enterprises unify and secure WAN and LAN from a single console.
Huawei Pledges $2B to Address Security Concerns, Appease the Brits
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2/6/2019  |  1 comment
Addressing security concerns, including those of the UK establishment, will take up to five years and a few billion, says the president of Huawei's carrier business group, as the company fights against a Brit backlash.
Windstream Winds Up New TV Streaming Service
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2/6/2019  |  Post a comment
Starts to roll upgraded, app-based 'Kinetic TV' offering with MobiTV as Windstream prepares to distance itself from legacy platform powered by Mediaroom.
Analyst on Why CES Left a 'Bad Taste'
LRTV Interviews  | 
2/6/2019  |  Post a comment
Aditya Kaul, research director focused on artificial intelligence and robotics at Tractica, returned from CES with a 'bad taste' left by an overload of gimmicks and lack of substance.
Eurobites: Germany Holds 'Huaweigate' Summit
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2/6/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: MLL Telecom and CityFibre make WAN hay in Constable Country; Colt appoints new exec to pitch connectivity services to mobile operators; Spotify's Q4 figures sound better than Maroon 5.
TalkTalk's OSS Rationalization
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
2/6/2019  |  Post a comment
Heavy Reading's James Crawshaw talks to the team at UK operator TalkTalk about their efforts to revamp their all-important support systems.
Turkcell Leaps to Huawei's Defense
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2/6/2019  |  Post a comment
Turkish mobile operator describes claims against Huawei as 'uncorroborated' and says it will continue its relationship with the Chinese vendor.
VMware Buys AetherPal for Remote Device Support
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2/6/2019  |  Post a comment
VMware is looking to AetherPal to help telcos and enterprises manage proliferating end-devices, including PCs, mobile and ruggedized equipment in warehouses, manufacturing facilities, retail and other locations.
Turkcell Races to Network Virtualization Deadline
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2/6/2019  |  Post a comment
Turkcell had bold plans to virtualize 40% of its network by 2019. How's it doing?
Disney's Direct-to-Consumer Effort Isn't Coming Cheap
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2/5/2019  |  1 comment
Disney's DTC and international efforts see losses widen in fiscal Q1, but CEO Bob Iger calls investment a 'bet on the future of our business.'
Virgin Media, Arris Test 8-Gig Symmetrical Speeds
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2/5/2019  |  1 comment
Trial to involve about 50 homes will use Arris E6000 chassis outfitted with 10-Gig EPON line card and DOCSIS-based provisioning.
Super Bowl LIII Streams Draw Average Audience of 2.6M
The Bauminator  | 
2/5/2019  |  Post a comment
There were some hiccups, but CBS's streams of the big game, underpinned by a multi-CDN strategy, seemed to hold up well.
Ericsson Opens Largest Training Center in US for – You Guessed It – 5G
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2/5/2019  |  1 comment
Ericsson, the largest supplier of wireless networking equipment in the US, just opened its largest training center in the country to make sure there are enough people who know how to install its 5G equipment.
CPU Selection for uCPE Is About More Than Architecture
Column  | 
2/5/2019  |  1 comment
ADVA's Prayson Pate looks at the key considerations when selecting the compute foundations for universal CPE.
Re-Ingenu: An IoT Startup Is Born Yet Again
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2/5/2019  |  2 comments
Can a new management team touting a bold new business plan persuade investors to give the IoT startup another chance?
The Right Insight to the Right Person at the Right Time
Partner Perspectives  | 
2/5/2019  |  Post a comment
Accurate, dependable data is at the heart of successful digital transformation programs, writes SevOne's VP of Strategic Allianc Tom Griffin.
Google Signals Telecom & Media Ambitions, Taps Discovery CTO to VP Spot
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2/5/2019  |  Post a comment
Honeycutt is a 15-year veteran at Discovery; his role at Google is VP Telecom, Media & Entertainment but the specifics are mysterious.
Eurobites: Beeline Beefs Up BSS With Amdocs in Russia
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2/5/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: VEON to buy remaining shares in GTH subsidiary; Zain taps Nokia's massive MIMO; Danes expel Huawei pair.
Google Doubles Capex to $25.46B, Mostly on Data Centers & Offices
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2/5/2019  |  Post a comment
In quarterly earnings, Alphabet says Google Cloud is doing great, but it won't provide specifics. And revenue-wise, Google is still an ad company.
MWC 2019: Ovum on the 5G Device Buzz
LRTV Interviews  | 
2/5/2019  |  Post a comment
Smartphone expert and Ovum senior analyst Daniel Gleeson says 5G devices, and foldable displays, will take center stage on device stands in Barcelona, but it will likely be 2020 at the earliest before Apple joins the 5G device fray.
The Telecoms.com Podcast: Huawei, Nokia & GDPR
LRTV Documentaries  | 
2/5/2019  |  Post a comment
Huaweigate, Nokia numbers, GDPR and much, much more. (Well, a bit more.)
Harmonic Touts Progress With Virtualized & Distributed Cable Network Deployments
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2/4/2019  |  2 comments
First wave of virtualized CCAP deployments centered on small and midsized MSOs as larger cable ops begin to turn hard on distributed access architectures, CEO says.
Looking Beyond 5G Phones
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2/4/2019  |  1 comment
Although much of the wireless industry is focused on how 5G might be integrated into phones, some are looking beyond that opportunity to enterprise networks and autonomous cars.
Cable Next-Gen Is Calling
LRTV Documentaries  | 
2/4/2019  |  Post a comment
Could our Cable Next-Gen Tech event make your cable dreams come true? Or are we just being delusional? In his head, LR cable guy Alan Breznick is there already...
Who Won the Super Bowl Speed Game? It Depends on Who You Ask
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2/4/2019  |  Post a comment
Yes, the Patriots trounced the Rams last night at the Super Bowl, but two competing network performance reports don't offer nearly that kind of clarity about which wireless network operator offered the fastest network at the event.
RCom to File for Insolvency
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2/4/2019  |  Post a comment
RCom once challenged for market leadership in the Indian telecom sector. Now it is seeking bankruptcy protection.
Eurobites: Altice Set to Sell Stake in Portuguese Cable Unit
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2/4/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Sunrise in talks to buy Liberty Global's Swiss unit; VEON's new strategy man; more UK trouble in store for Huawei; Nokia takes its Gfast to Japan.
RJio vs. Airtel – India's Changing Dynamics
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2/4/2019  |  Post a comment
The fortunes of India's telco giants are in marked contrast following one of the most turbulent periods in the country's telecom history.
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