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Ericsson, Huawei & Nokia Are Facing an 'Oil Crisis' Upheaval

31 July 2019 by LightReading
The "software-ization" of the industry may help address skepticism that sub-scale vendors can weaken the equipment triumvirate. Technology executives at major telcos have accused equipment giants of…

Telcos & Enterprises: 5G Friends or Foes?

26 June 2019 by LightReading
The possibility of a clash between Communications Service Providers (CSPs) and vendors over the enterprise market is real. Ericsson, Telefónica's equipment partner on a Mercedes-Benz project, has…

TIP Turns Three, Celebrates Production-Ready Mobile Network Technologies

25 February 2019 by LightReading
On the Telecom Infra Project's third birthday, Deutsche Telekom's Axel Clauberg says the collaborative group is celebrating the move of mobile network technologies out of the research phase and into…

Life After Huawei: What BT Does Next In Its Network Core

24 February 2019 by LightReading
Even before the current security backlash against the Chinese vendor, BT had decided it did not want the company's technology anywhere near its "core," the central part of the network where all the…

Open Conflict Over OpenRAN

14 February 2019 by LightReading
Strange as it might seem, Huawei's international tribulations may bear some responsibility for the growing interest in a more open radio access network (RAN). As security hysteria drives countries…

Verizon Quietly Builds a Completely Cloud-Based Wireless Service

28 January 2019 by LightReading
So, after around six months of engineering, Belihomji and his team developed a completely cloud-based mobile offering -- one that didn't require any hardware elements, and one that was more nimble…

TIP, ORAN Alliance Poised to Join Forces on OpenRAN

16 October 2018 by LightReading
Vodafone and Telefónica have today announced the selection of vendors as "leading candidates" to produce these interoperable RAN solutions. The companies in question are Altiostar, Mavenir…

Why Resistance to the OpenRAN May Crumble

11 July 2018 by LightReading
In the last couple of months, the xRAN Forum has come up with an alternative to CPRI that promises the freedom and efficiency operators crave. "The specification exists and is fully defined in terms…

Mavenir's Billion-Dollar Blueprint

18 June 2018 by LightReading
LONDON -- 5G World Summit -- With a hefty portion of the communications sector's messaging system market already under its belt, Mavenir is seeking to build its business with the world's mobile…

First xRAN Spec, Backed by AT&T & Verizon, Expected by Early 2018

29 November 2017 by LightReading
The xRAN.org -- an open source radio access network (RAN) project backed by major operators and vendors -- is getting ready to deliver its first specification late this year or early in 2018.