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Saturday, April 29, 2017

5G Update: Standards, Challenges, and the Role of SDN


5G seems to have made the transition from purely theoretical to something at least partially tangible that mobile network operators (MNOs) are beginning to say they'll be launching early rolls-out of—in some form or another—in the next few years.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Telecom Market Update: Spectrum, 5G, and 4G Competition


What's new in the mobile telecom market? Here is a rundown of some recent news from the likes of Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and operators in China, related to spectrum acquisitions, 5G plans, and 4G competition.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Cable MSO Market: Strategies and Business Models


What's new in the cable MSO market? Strategies and business-model moves include using software-defined networking (SDN) to integrate OSS and BSS, continued investment in DOCSIS, finding a path toward an all-IP future, competing in a shrinking pay-TV market, figuring out how to realistically move forward with "deep fiber," and teaming up with partners to become full-fledged wireless providers. 

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Telecom Market Update: First Responder Network, Drones, Mobile Wi-Fi


Early steps toward a national U.S. first responders telecom network. Drones as 4G LTE cell sites. A Wi-Fi mobile service that's not totally wi-fi based. This telecom market includes all of these, and more. 

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Cable MSO Market, U.S.: Comcast Goes Skinny, CenturyLink Spins its Own CORD


What's new in the U.S. cable MSO market? Here's a look at the latest news from a few of the major players in this market: Comcast's 'skinny' bundle and rumored all-IP ambitions, CenturyLink's take on the open source CORD project, Dish's plans to jump straight into 5G, and more.