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Ericsson grows profits despite marginal revenue decline in Q1 2016

Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg blamed weak development of the vendor's European business for a year-on-year drop in sales during the opening quarter of 2016.

Driven by 5G technologies, global wireline capex may pass $144B by 2019

The winds of change continue blowing for the global wireline telecom industry: An International Telecommunications Union (ITU) report sees continued capital expenditures for fiber infrastructure, reaching $144.2 billion between 2014 and 2019, as next-generation technologies and particularly 5G make demands on the wireline network.

SoftBank, others join MulteFire Alliance

The MulteFire Alliance is getting even more traction with the addition of Japan's SoftBank Corp. as a new member.

Zayo's small cell, backhaul investments poised to pay off as 5G, IoT come to the fore

Zayo Group is getting increased attention from investment analysts thanks to its ongoing buildout of fiber to the tower and dark fiber, which positions it to benefit from pending deployments of 5G by major operators like AT&T and Verizon.

Swisscom plans LTE-A Pro launch in 2017 after hitting 1 Gbps in tests with Ericsson

Swisscom claimed it is the first operator in Europe to successfully transfer data at 1 Gbps over its commercial mobile broadband network, following tests of LTE-Advanced Pro (LTE-A Pro) conducted this week in conjunction with Ericsson.

UK operators show a half-hearted approach to 4G

Last week I commented on the problems that business users out in the field often face in the UK because of poor or non-existent 4G and even 3G coverage. This is far more than just a perception: a new report from Which? and OpenSignal said UK mobile users are only able to connect to 4G half of the time.

Grabbing the OTT lightning: traditional media drives the latest online video trends at NAB 2016

This year marked my third time covering the over-the-top goings-on at the NAB Show in Las Vegas, and the annual tradeshow, as usual, did not fail to catch the attention of the broadcast industry and the myriad vendors that support media and entertainment. Each year is different when it comes to the conversation around OTT and the technologies that are drawing the most focus and excitement, and 2016 was no exception.

U.S. carriers mum on 60 Minutes report on vulnerability in SS7

CBS's 60 Minutes created something of a stir over the weekend when it reported on a vulnerability in the worldwide mobile exchange system that continues to allow hackers to access others' wireless data using nothing but a phone number. But if U.S. operators are terrified about any dangers the flaw may represent to their customers, they don't seem to be showing it.

Evercore: Carriers' tower spending 'could remain muted' though incentive auction

U.S. tower companies could be in for a slow summer if carriers cut back their spending during the upcoming incentive auction, according to analysts at Evercore ISI.

Akamai takes proactive approach with new OTT monitoring center headed by NBCU veteran Azzarto

LAS VEGAS-- Akamai, best known for its globe-spanning content delivery network (CDN) operation, is upping the service ante with broadcasters that also plan to stream linear video over the top. The provider added a live-stream monitoring component to its operations with the unveiling of its new Broadcast Operations Control Center (BOCC) at its headquarters in Cambridge, Mass.