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SDN, NFV take center stage at this year's SCTE show

Cable operators are turning to software-defined networking and network functions virtualization to virtualize more parts of their networks, a trend that will be on display during this year's SCTE event in New Orleans. I'll be hosting a FierceTelecom and FierceCable   breakfast panel during the event.

Ericsson CTO: Spectrum and security will be big challenges for 5G

Comparing spectrum to oil in terms of important to the future of wireless connectivity, Ericsson EVP and CTO Ulf Ewaldsson said that because spectrum is in such limited supply vendors like Ericsson and others need to turn their focus to technologies like massive MIMO and beamforming that promise to make better use of existing spectrum.

Ericsson: Microwave will provide 65% of backhaul by 2020

Ericsson predicts that microwave will become the dominant backhaul technology by 2020 with 65 percent of cell sites using microwave to backhaul traffic. The company, which just released it Microwave 2020 report, said that microwave will dominate not only because of the capacity it can offer but also because of the economics and the lack of fiber in certain areas.

Ericsson demos LTE-U with Qualcomm, plans commercial availability in Q4

Ericsson said a joint demonstration of LTE-Unlicensed (LTE-U) conducted with Qualcomm Technologies is another step along the path towards commercialising 5G technology.

Ericsson, China Mobile demo LTE TDD three carrier aggregation

Ericsson and China Mobile are claiming an industry first in Beijing with the live demonstration of LTE TDD three carrier aggregation, including 256 QAM modulation scheme to increase speeds even more.

New LTE standard for Internet of Things gets push from 3GPP

The 3GPP took a big step forward last week in defining a new LTE standard designed for the low-power and low-bandwidth nature of the Internet of Things.

Ericsson, LG Uplus agree 5G and IoT research collaboration

Ericsson agreed to collaborate with South Korea-based telecoms operator LG Uplus on the development of 5G and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies.

Ericsson CTO Laxdal dishes on virtualization, network slicing and 600 MHz

Glenn Laxdal, CTO and head of strategy for Ericsson in North America, explains how networks are becoming more programmable, the prospects for 600 MHz radios after next year's auction and how the U.S. can lead in 5G by rallying behind a standards-based approach.

Ericsson extends Wi-Fi calling capability to non-cellular devices

Ericsson said it is opening a new front in the battle being fought by operators against over-the-top (OTT) voice services by expanding its Wi-Fi calling service to include non-cellular devices including tablet and desktop PCs.

Ericsson partners with HP's Aruba to offer LTE and Wi-Fi solutions to enterprises

Ericsson and Hewlett-Packard are teaming up to take advantage of HP's $3 billion acquisition of Aruba Networks, a key player in the enterprise WLAN and Wi-Fi market. Ericsson and HP will resell each other's gear, especially in the enterprise market, and also integrate their technologies as they seek to go after the enterprise.