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Vestberg tears down walls between wireline and wireless at Verizon

Improving the 5G business case, and accelerating revenues, are among the goals of a major reorganization at Verizon, announced by new CEO Hans Vestberg. Clearly not deterred by the failure of his shake-up efforts as CEO of Ericsson, the Swede has torn down the barriers between wired and wireless networks, and split sales activities between consumer and enterprise. Both have wider implications than just 5G, but are very pertinent to the 5G effort. As we have often discussed, 5G is almost as much a fiber network as a wireless one, given its requirement for backhaul and fronthaul, and the potential for converged access when all connectivity is run from a single virtualized core. And increasing the focus of the enterprise…

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