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Why 3GPP Contributions Do Not Indicate 5G Leadership
Column  | 
6/30/2018  |  Post a comment
Leadership is not a math game. Contribution counting is a flawed practice that does not paint the complete picture of a company's 5G leadership. Here's why...
Comcast Service Down – Just Start the Weekend Now
News Analysis  | 
6/29/2018  |  5 comments
A fiber cut by a backbone network partner took out service for business and residential customers of Xfinity Internet, video and voice, according to Comcast.
AT&T Fires Up More Fiber & 5G Pilots
News Analysis  | 
6/29/2018  |  1 comment
The operator launched full-fiber broadband and a fixed-mobile 5G trial in South Bend, Ind., bringing it up to 71 metro regions nationwide.
BT, Vodafone Still Fretting Over Brexit Costs, Uncertainty
News Analysis  | 
6/29/2018  |  1 comment
Amid rising concern among business leaders about the impact of Brexit, BT and Vodafone are still facing considerable uncertainty.
Eurobites: Ålcom & Ericsson Put 5G NR Standalone Through Its Paces
News Analysis  | 
6/29/2018  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica bags more soccer rights; fiber for Exeter; Colt chooses ADVA for NFV; Deutsche Telekom's World Cup AI.
WiCipedia: Crypto, Cannabis & Change
WiCipedia  | 
6/29/2018  |  1 comment
This week in our WiC roundup: STEM students experience sexual harassment; a 14-year-old CEO; crypto and cannabis; and more.
Elisa Beats US, Asia to 5G Finnish Line
News Analysis  | 
6/28/2018  |  3 comments
Finland's Elisa fends off tough competition from US and Asian operators to launch the world's first 'commercial' 5G service. And it really is commercial. Honest.
CenturyLink: Security Sales All in the Timing
News Analysis  | 
6/28/2018  |  Post a comment
Enterprises want better security at a lower cost but they aren't going to give up what they've already invested in to get it.
Huawei's Eric Xu: Automation, 5G Will Reflate Telco Margins
News Analysis  | 
6/28/2018  |  1 comment
Huawei's Eric Xu fears industry fragmentation but believes new technology will restore profitability for service providers.
Fat Cats Get Fatter as Jobs Go to the Dogs
Morris Lore  | 
6/28/2018  |  1 comment
In pampering their leaders, while ordinary workers face unemployment or pay stagnation, telcos are fueling concern about the growing wealth gap and emergence of an economic elite.
The Future's Bright, the Future's ORAN
News Analysis  | 
6/28/2018  |  1 comment
The ORAN Alliance, which aims to bring openness into the radio access network, has added new members and provided further details of its plans.
Eurobites: Sunrise Welcomes 5G Dawn
News Analysis  | 
6/28/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Elisa claims "commercial" 5G first; Fastweb gets faster; VAR contract in back of net for Net Insight.
Investors Open Wallets for Software Agility
News Analysis  | 
6/28/2018  |  Post a comment
CloudBees gets $63 million funding and Codefresh rakes in $8 million to advance the case of rapid software development and deployment.
T-Mobile & Sprint Tell Senate US Will Win Global 5G Race
News Analysis  | 
6/28/2018  |  3 comments
But CEO Legere says the combined operator will still be a 'proud disruptor.'
Rubio Responds to Huawei 'Attack'
News Analysis  | 
6/28/2018  |  12 comments
US Senator Marco Rubio has taken to Twitter to respond to the 'attack' on him by Huawei rotating chairman Eric Xu.
Telia Carrier Embraces Automation
News Analysis  | 
6/27/2018  |  Post a comment
Automation may be a hot topic, but which manual processes are actually being handed over to the machines? At Telia Carrier, the optical service management team is set to automate a performance management task.
Remote PHY Moves Needle in Europe
News Analysis  | 
6/27/2018  |  2 comments
The most popular of the Distributed Access Architecture options that cable operators are now exploring, Remote PHY notched several advances at the recent ANGA COM show in Germany.
Ciena CTO: Next Optical Transport Leap Rides on Analytics & Network Intelligence
CxO Spotlight  | 
6/27/2018  |  Post a comment
Ciena's Steve Alexander explains Ciena's strategy for injecting analytics and intelligence into the network, why the company acquired Packet Design and why Ciena is setting its sights on the Indian and Asian markets.
Masergy Pumps Up UCaaS With Mobile App
News Analysis  | 
6/27/2018  |  Post a comment
Managed service provider seeks to make noise in crowded market with mobile app that can add context to conversations.
Huawei Boss Slams 'Ignorant' Rubio on Research Restrictions
News Analysis  | 
6/27/2018  |  2 comments
Huawei's top executive has lashed out at US lawmakers over restrictions in the academic sphere.
Eurobites: Telefónica Told to Play Nice With Transatel
News Analysis  | 
6/27/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nuage Networks sells SD-WAN with e-Qual; UK jobs lost as Facebook downs its drone project; Uber gets a second chance in London.
Why Resistance to the Open RAN May Crumble
News Analysis  | 
6/27/2018  |  1 comment
Ericsson's membership of the Open RAN Alliance would bring down walls inside the RAN prison.
GitLab Says Bye-Bye Microsoft, Moves to Google Cloud
News Analysis  | 
6/27/2018  |  4 comments
GitLab's announcement follows Microsoft buying GitHub, GitLab's major competitor. But that's just a coincidence. Yup.
ZTE Ban Gets Murkier as US Senators Seek Clarification
News Analysis  | 
6/26/2018  |  5 comments
Senators ask for clarification about whether US customers can rip and replace ZTE gear from their networks under the Denial Order.
The Telecoms.com Podcast: Social Skills
LRTV Documentaries  | 
6/26/2018  |  Post a comment
This week: chicken feet for breakfast; snacking on social media; and jobs to go.
Eurobites: Telefónica Bags Rights to La Liga Soccer
News Analysis  | 
6/26/2018  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telenor Sweden CEO moves on; Eutelsat flips on Inmarsat bid; TIM board backs Genish; Fastweb gets flexible with Huawei.
5G Transport: Question Time
LRTV Interviews  | 
6/26/2018  |  Post a comment
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.
VMware Launches Kubernetes-as-a-Service
News Analysis  | 
6/26/2018  |  Post a comment
VMware is launching a platform to run containerized applications on Kubernetes on public clouds: Amazon Web Services at first, with more to come.
Silver Peak Scores $90M Funding as SD-WAN Heats Up
News Analysis  | 
6/26/2018  |  Post a comment
Broadband and hybrid WAN provider more than doubles its funding as it goes up against Cisco, VMware and other formidable foes.
Huawei: Master Ecosystem-Builder in IoT
Partner Perspectives  | 
6/26/2018  |  Post a comment
With a complete portfolio of IoT technology, deployment know-how and more than 1,300 partners in its IoT ecosystem, Huawei is helping to enable the hyper-connected world.
Huawei Is Main Sponsor of Trips by Australian Politicians, Says Report
News Analysis  | 
6/26/2018  |  1 comment
Chinese company paid for more trips for Australian politicians than any other business between 2010 and 2018.
Telefónica, Vodafone Issue OpenRAN RFIs
News Analysis  | 
6/26/2018  |  1 comment
TIP Summit's OpenRAN project group produces first set of vendor requirements, looking to identify who's coming to the table.
AT&T Buys AppNexus, Charts Ad Strategy
News Analysis  | 
6/25/2018  |  Post a comment
Smarter advertising will leverage the telecom giant's content and wireless operators to 're-invent' how ads are done, says exec.
How Netflix May Finally Meet Its Waterloo
News Analysis  | 
6/25/2018  |  27 comments
In a fresh forecast, Ovum's Tony Gunnarsson predicts that Netflix will see its subscriber growth plateau early next decade and then start experiencing sub losses as OTT skinny bundles take root.
IoT Security Is Next Chapter for Syniverse
News Analysis  | 
6/25/2018  |  Post a comment
Can a new security offering help to restore profitability at Syniverse?
Eurobites: VEON Trials NB-IoT With Ericsson in Moscow
News Analysis  | 
6/25/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Broadnet launches SD-WAN services with Huawei; Telefónica calls for a new digital deal; Openreach extends Gfast rollout.
Why Pay-TV Needs OTT Video Now
Breznick Unbound  | 
6/22/2018  |  1 comment
In new studies and reports, it's clear that pay-TV operators must incorporate OTT video services into their offerings if they wish to survive and thrive.
Why SD-WAN Is Taking Off Now
Column  | 
6/22/2018  |  Post a comment
It's clear that SD-WAN is now seen as the enterprise networking architecture of the future, which is why this market will reach billions of dollars.
Telco Job Prospects Go From Bad to Worse
News Analysis  | 
6/22/2018  |  12 comments
Having already made workforce cuts last year, some of the world's biggest service providers are preparing to shed thousands of employees.
In Search of 5G's Rationale
News Analysis  | 
6/22/2018  |  4 comments
Research lab is taking a different approach to 5G – it's focusing on specific use cases, not the enabling technology, and has a new partner to help tackle industrial IoT needs.
Eurobites: Ericsson, MTN Put the Skids Under 5G
News Analysis  | 
6/22/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: CityFibre goes private following acquisition; Orange offers Earth data; copyright rules may get tougher for FANG gang.
WiCipedia: Are Fembots a Boon or Bane for WiT?
WiCipedia  | 
6/22/2018  |  5 comments
This week in our WiC roundup: Fembots 2.0; Google's diversity battles; women's voices aren't heard; and more.
ThousandEyes Scans Multi-Cloud Performance
News Analysis  | 
6/22/2018  |  Post a comment
ThousandEyes Network Intelligence helps enterprises pick the best cloud provider and region for network performance.
DT Will Cut 10k Jobs at T-Systems – Report
News Analysis  | 
6/21/2018  |  Post a comment
German incumbent is reportedly seeking to cut about 25% of jobs at its struggling IT services business.
5G Transport – Where Do We Start?
Shades of Ray  | 
6/21/2018  |  9 comments
There's a helluva lot to talk about in terms of the key role that transport networks will play in a 5G world, says Heavy Reading's Sterling Perrin.
5G Still More Like Rocket Fuel Than a Mission to Mars
Morris Lore  | 
6/21/2018  |  3 comments
5G has been touted as the most transformative mobile 'G' ever. At the moment, it looks like more of the same.
Intel CEO Resigns After Employee Relationship Revealed
News Analysis  | 
6/21/2018  |  3 comments
Intel's CFO, Bob Swain, will take on the interim CEO role.
The Telecoms.com Podcast: Live* From 5G World
LRTV Documentaries  | 
6/21/2018  |  Post a comment
Live (*when they filmed it) from 5G World in London, this week's podcast gauges the 5G mood across industry. Once it's got the beers in.
Eurobites: Telenor Fined $96.5M for Freezing Out Rivals
News Analysis  | 
6/21/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Dixons Carphone profits slide; Telecom Italia considers fiber tie-up; Nokia outsources to India's HCL.
Altice to Sell French, Portuguese Towers for €2.5B
News Analysis  | 
6/21/2018  |  2 comments
European service provider enters agreements for the sale of stakes in its French and Portuguese tower companies.
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