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Fixed-mobile convergence sizzles as one of the hottest trends in European telecoms

By Anne Morris Deutsche Telekom revealed its new "quadruple-play" strategy earlier this month at the recent IFA trade show in Berlin, as the German incumbent firmly placed its bet on...

AMS-IX USA takes aim at California's Bay Area data center market

AMS-IX has taken another step forward in its goal to become a larger competitor in the U.S. data center market by establishing a Point of Presence (PoP) in Digital Realty's 365 Main Street facility in San Francisco.

Pay-TV providers see opportunities in integrated OTT/set-top box devices

During this week's IBC Show in Amsterdam, TV Everywhere will be one of the hot topics of conversation on the trade show floor, but a number of smaller cable operators are now looking at converged devices that combine the functions of a set-top box/OTT streaming device.

DoCoMo 5G white paper details phantom cell, NOMA and massive MIMO

Japanese telco NTT DoCoMo released a white paper regarding the 5G network it intends to commercially launch during 2020 in time for the opening of the Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo.

Qualcomm Technologies VP: Coverage is crucial for VoLTE rollout

HONG KONG--Qualcomm's VP of product management said coverage is now the only barrier to large scale deployments of voice over LTE (VoLTE) in a meeting with journalists on the sidelines of the company's 3G and LTE Summit, here, today.

Rice University claims multiuser MIMO breakthrough for TV white space

Researchers from the wireless network group at Rice University have crafted a multiuser MIMO transmission scheme for TV white- space (TVWS) spectrum in the UHF band.

5G should not be a technology dumping ground, says Alcatel-Lucent exec

LAS VEGAS--Michael Peeters, wireless CTO at Alcatel-Lucent, is getting frustrated with the industry's approach to 5G, which he contends is getting everything but the kitchen sink dumped into it.

Feud over? Verizon FiOS climbs Netflix speed chart

Now that interconnection agreements with the four top U.S. Internet service providers are in place and with no new spats grabbing the public's attention, Netflix and Verizon may have entered a period of détente. Average streaming speeds for subscribers on the FiOS network rose two places on the SVOD provider's August Speed Index, to 2.41 Mbps.

5G is coming but don't forget LTE-Advanced, says 4G Americas

LAS VEGAS--There are 321 LTE networks deployed worldwide, but only 20 that are upgraded to offer LTE-Advanced capabilities such as carrier aggregation. So while the hype around 5G continues to grow, 4G Americas wants to get the message out that there is still "a huge runway for LTE Advanced in the future," said Chris Pearson, president of trade group 4G Americas.

Verizon testing LTE over unlicensed frequencies, exec says

LAS VEGAS--Verizon Wireless is testing LTE delivered over unlicensed spectrum as a complement to LTE over its licensed spectrum, said Mike Haberman, the operator's vice president of network support, during FierceWireless breakfast panel on "The 5G Roadmap: How do we plan for tomorrow's wireless networks?"