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Cable Makes Play for 5.9 GHz Band
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10/19/2018  |  Post a comment
NCTA urges FCC to take a 'fresh look' at the band and reassign a substantial portion of it for WiFi, arguing that the spectrum is grossly underutilized today as a connected car safety technology.
Facebook Picks Nick Clegg to Clean Up Its Image – Sad Face
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10/19/2018  |  Post a comment
The UK's former deputy prime minister is ditching his Westminster suit and heading for the chinos-and-sneakers culture of Silicon Valley.
RJio Snaps Up Broadband Assets in Spending Spree
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10/19/2018  |  Post a comment
RJio's latest acquisitions point to big ambitions in the broadband and transportation sectors.
BT Offers CEO Job to Worldpay's Boss – Report
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10/19/2018  |  Post a comment
An offer has been made, according to Bloomberg, but BT is still waiting to hear if Philip Jansen wants the job.
Q&A: SCTE CEO Mark Dzuban on Cable-Tec Expo & the Road Ahead
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10/19/2018  |  Post a comment
Dzuban discusses what topics will be buzzing as the cable industry goes down to Georgia next week for the annual Cable-Tec Expo, and how ongoing industry consolidation is causing SCTE to evolve as an organization.
WiCipedia: Diversity in Product Dev & Israeli Entrepreneurs Protest Sexism
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10/19/2018  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: Keeping smart home products safe for all; Merkel finds sexism in Israeli tech community; girls have limited access to mobile phones worldwide; and more.
Telia Steps Up Savings Effort on Swedish Gloom
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10/19/2018  |  1 comment
Scandinavian telco is on track to realize cost-saving targets this year despite disappointment at its main Swedish operation.
Eurobites: Sky Gets Jitters Over 'No Deal' Brexit
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Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson strikes CDN deal at the edge; Bouygues Telecom holds steady as parent wobbles; Deutsche Telekom builds out basestations.
Zen & the Art of OSS/BSS Transformation
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
10/19/2018  |  Post a comment
Zen Internet, an alternative ISP in the UK, has ambitious growth plans and is looking to a refresh of its back office software, including the introduction of SDN capabilities, to help achieve its goals.
CSPs Prove Eager to Embrace Edge Computing
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
10/18/2018  |  Post a comment
Almost 70% of service providers in this month's Thought Leadership Council (TLC) survey say they either already have or will move compute and application execution to the edge by 2020.
Comcast Wraps Up DOCSIS 3.1 Rollout
News Analysis  | 
10/18/2018  |  1 comment
Comcast says speed is still key, but emphasis is shifting to whole-home connectivity, control and the broader consumer experience.
Have Cable Business Services Topped Out?
Breznick Unbound  | 
10/18/2018  |  Post a comment
The US cable industry is now pulling in close to $18 billion in annual revenues from commercial services, but the growth rate is falling. How much lift is left for cable?
CSPs Still Puzzling Over NFV Business Case
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10/18/2018  |  Post a comment
TM Forum Digital Transformation Tracker shows diversity of views on virtualization, with larger operators moving forward much faster, and many smaller companies struggling to make it pay.
T-Mobile to Test 5G 'Dual-Connectivity' With Vendors
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10/18/2018  |  Post a comment
T-Mobile wants ensure 'dual-connectivity' works, so that users can always remain connected on 4G or 5G, ahead of its 2019 5G launch.
Eurobites: Kirkby Signs Off on a High at Tele2
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Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Com Hem socked by Boxer under-performance; Samsung buys Spanish AI startup; KPN invests in CUJO; Colt tunes in to blockchain for LSO Sonata.
Phazr Readies 3GPP-Compliant 5G Gear for US & Europe
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10/18/2018  |  Post a comment
Phazr gets FCC approval and the CE mark.
Ericsson Corruption Scandal Sullies Strong Q3
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10/18/2018  |  2 comments
Revelations about a corruption scandal that could land Ericsson with a hefty fine overshadowed the Swedish vendor's return to quarterly net profits for the first time since 2016.
A Deep Dive Into CenturyLink's Operations Transformation & Roadmap
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
10/18/2018  |  Post a comment
For CenturyLink, transformation is about enhancing its business in terms of effectiveness, cost efficiency and customer experience. So how is it trying to achieve that?
Terragraph: A WiMax in Facebook Clothing?
Morris Lore  | 
10/18/2018  |  1 comment
Facebook's Terragraph technology may have a hard time against 5G in the markets it hopes to address.
AirTies Hikes Hardware-Agnostic Path as Whole-Home WiFi Takes Off
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10/18/2018  |  Post a comment
Hooks WiFi mesh software into cable-backed RDK-B open source software stack for gateways and extenders, claims tier-1 operator has given the greenlight.
Zoom Taps Former Cisco/SA Exec to Target Service Providers
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10/17/2018  |  Post a comment
Incoming president & CEO Joseph Wytanis vows that Zoom, equipped with the Motorola brand, will avoid being a 'me-too' player as it chases after a market segment dominated by Arris and Technicolor.
Ciena: Scale for the Future, Support the Legacy
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10/17/2018  |  Post a comment
New initiatives bring IP onto the platform for end-to-end services up to Layer 3 but also support remaining base of TDM offerings better.
Telecom Italia Building vRAN Tech, but Not With Ericsson
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10/17/2018  |  2 comments
Italian incumbent looks outside the traditional vendor community to solve its latest mobile network challenge.
Arris: We're Tackling the Tariffs
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10/17/2018  |  2 comments
Cable modem and broadband networking company has struck deals with customers to absorb most of the current tariffs costs along with plans to shift more production and its supply chain for devices outside of China by the first half of 2019.
Eurobites: Orange Tops French QoS Survey
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10/17/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Google begins charging smartphone makers for app store access; TDC snaps up broadband provider; Swisscom's digital signature service makes the EU grade.
Ericsson Weighs ORAN Alliance Membership
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10/17/2018  |  Post a comment
Swedish vendor confirms involvement with group that wants to end the dominance of the incumbent equipment suppliers in the radio access network.
Dell to Icahn: Buzz Off
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10/16/2018  |  Post a comment
Dell is continuing forward with its planned return to public markets, as investor Carl Icahn threatens to go to the mattresses to fight the proposal.
IBM Is Losing the Cloud Race
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10/16/2018  |  2 comments
Twenty percent growth looks great, but not when the market is growing at 50%.
Netflix Tops 130M Paid Subscribers Worldwide
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Internet video provider Netflix is still having troubles forecasting its subscriber growth, but the company doesn't seem to have problems attracting new customers as it adds more exclusive programming and benefits from increased traction outside the US.
Service Providers Should Adapt to Open Source World
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10/16/2018  |  Post a comment
Four operator executives say open source solves more problems than it causes, and that CSPs need to get with the program.
AT&T Readies More High-Band 5G Tests as Mobile Launch Nears
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10/16/2018  |  1 comment
The operator, however, is still planning to use fixed mmWave 5G basestations for its tests in Atlanta, Hawaii, and – most probably – Los Angeles.
Automation's Double-Edged Sword Demands Sharpening of Skillsets
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10/16/2018  |  1 comment
At the NFV & Carrier SDN event in Denver, Women in Comms panelists examined the impact of automation on women in the tech and communications industries.
The Telecoms.com Podcast: Innovation, OTTs & the Smart Home
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10/16/2018  |  Post a comment
This week Jamie and Scott are joined by Mary Clark or, as her friends like to call her, "Madame Syn."
Arista Challenges Cisco on Campus Networks
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10/16/2018  |  Post a comment
Arista is extending its Cognitive Campus strategy with networking technology gained from its recent Mojo Networks purchase. Arista says: No more BMOC for CSCO.
Eurobites: Orange Targets Enterprise With LoRa-Based IoT Offering
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10/16/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: ARM and Intel kiss and make up; Nokia adds new chipsets to FTTX offerings; Saudi consulate outrage hits SoftBank.
TIP Forms New Edge Computing Unit
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10/16/2018  |  3 comments
Deutsche Telekom, Intel and MobiledgeX to lead a new Telecom Infra Project (TIP) group focused on APIs that will enable developers to write apps able to run on edge computing resources.
Has TIP Made Networks Sexy to VCs?
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10/16/2018  |  2 comments
Two and a half years into its mission, the Facebook-led TIP claims to have made networks exciting for the first time in 20 years. But as it enters the procurement phase, its task may get even harder.
TIP, ORAN Alliance Poised to Join Forces on Open RAN
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10/16/2018  |  Post a comment
Two of the leading industry groups trying to break the stranglehold of big vendors on the radio access network look set to combine their efforts.
Open Source MANO Needs a Reality Check
Shades of Ray  | 
10/16/2018  |  3 comments
There's friction and a fair amount of hot air in the open source NFV MANO world and it's not doing anyone any favors.
Paul Allen Dies at 65
News Analysis  | 
10/15/2018  |  Post a comment
Microsoft co-founder also had strong ties to the cable industry going back to earlier wave of operator consolidations and pioneering work with Internet-connected set-top boxes and advanced video user interfaces.
Icahn Declares War on Dell's Planned Return to Public Markets
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10/15/2018  |  Post a comment
‘... I still enjoy a good fight for the right reasons,’ Icahn warns. Let's make popcorn and watch the show.
Making TV Set-Tops as Agile as Smartphones
The Bauminator  | 
10/15/2018  |  Post a comment
WOW is among a recent wave of service providers to elevate video services to the cloud and focus on the apps-based model using Espial's software-as-a-service platform.
Jack Burton: Cable's 5G Network Opportunity
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10/15/2018  |  Post a comment
Broadband Success Partners Principal Jack Burton says 5G represents a great opportunity for cable MSOs to work with 5G network operators and provide not only backhaul, but facilities -- real estate on poles, towers in headends and central offices. Cable's proximity to the customer could provide them a revenue source tied to 5G and edge computing, as well as a long-term hedge against obsolescence.
Why Vodafone Is Betting on Cloud Video
Breznick Unbound  | 
10/15/2018  |  Post a comment
Major European provider will lay out the strategy behind its new Vodafone TV streaming service at Light Reading's Cable Next-Gen Europe event in London next month.
Arris Downgraded on Cable Modem Tariff Worries
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10/15/2018  |  Post a comment
Analyst expects that Arris will absorb 'at least a portion' of new US tariffs as operators intend to hold vendor to modem price agreements struck prior to tariff introduction.
Aryaka's New CEO: We Need to Be More Than a Face in the SD-WAN Crowd
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10/15/2018  |  Post a comment
IPO plans are on hold as Aryaka builds its business.
US Senators Urge Canada to Ban Huawei – Report
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10/15/2018  |  1 comment
Marco Rubio and Mark Warner have written to Canada's prime minister and urged him to stop Huawei from selling 5G products in Canada.
Eurobites: Telco Big Guns Gather to Train Fire on EU Policymakers
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Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: KPN braces for cuts; eSIM pioneer raises £18 million; Eleven Sports challenges UK soccer taboo.
VNFs: The Good, the Bad & the Ugly
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10/15/2018  |  Post a comment
Just like banks, some virtual network functions have become 'too big to fail,' says an executive at Deutsche Telekom's pan-net subsidiary, casting a shadow over efforts to cloudify the telco network.
Is Open Source the Right Approach for NFV Orchestration?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
10/15/2018  |  Post a comment
Open source MANO (management and orchestration) developments are providing network operators with something of a conundrum.
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