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What's next for T-Mobile's TVision?

T-Mobile didn't reveal any new plans for its home TV service after locking up Sprint, but a source says the company is working with MobiTV on an updated platform that will succeed the one it acquired from Layer3 TV.

5G proponents win some, lose some in latest FCC proposals

The FCC's chairman is proposing a 5G Fund that would total $9 billion. However, he's also suggesting that the 6GHz band be used only by unlicensed operations.

The eight new things we learned about New T-Mobile

John Legere will leave the company early. The Sprint brand isn't going anywhere, at least not yet. And T-Mobile has already started work on its post-merger 5G network.

Former Hulu CEO Jason Kilar to take helm of WarnerMedia

Kilar, who also led a short-lived YouTube competitor called Vessel, will start on May 1 and succeed John Stankey as WarnerMedia nears the launch of HBO Max.

Podcast: Gluware's Haugh on advancing network automation

On this Light Reading podcast, Haugh provides an update on the evolution of enterprise network automation and how Gluware uses software-defined networking concepts to 'treat the underlying network infrastructure as code and then interact with it programmatically.'

Leading Lights awards deadline moves

We're moving the entry deadline for this year's Leading Lights awards to Friday, May 1.

The New T-Mobile is here

Sprint and T-Mobile finalize a merger that the new company says will unleash a $40 billion investment in its network and business over the next three years.

India's operators respond to COVID-19

Service providers are offering free talk time and an extension of service validity during the COVID-19 lockdown.

Dish Network mostly mum on T-Mobile's big day

Thanks to the close of the T-Mobile and Sprint merger, Dish Network is now on the hook to be an MVNO while starting construction on a 5G network. But the company isn't saying much about its plans just yet.

COVID-19 will destroy jobs, and many won't return

The pandemic will spur layoffs within the telecom sector, driving companies to automate activities where employees pose a risk.

Xiaomi rides COVID-19 storm in China

Chinese smartphone and IoT manufacturer optimistic about domestic market, but less sure of near-term prospects abroad.

5G auctions delayed across Europe due to COVID-19

European operators impatiently waiting to get their hands on 5G-enabling spectrum will have to wait a bit longer as auctions are postponed in multiple markets.

'New IP' is an actual Huawei threat to networks

A new system for the Internet is a far greater threat to the West than Huawei's role in 5G networks.

Eurobites: Boffins join forces to develop COVID-19 tracking apps

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telia given green light for Finnish fiber JV; who's up and who's down in European telco brands; Sequans revises guidance down for first quarter.

New 'Dashboard' illustrates how US cable networks are coping during COVID-19 crisis

Based on data from cross-section of US cable operators, downstream demand is up 20.1% and upstream demand has risen 27% since March 1, according to the NCTA.

Set your alarms: Wednesday promises plenty of 5G fireworks

T-Mobile and Sprint are expected to announce the official close of their long-gestating merger, and the FCC's chairman is expected to outline his plan to release the 6GHz spectrum band for unlicensed use.

Palo Alto to acquire CloudGenix in $420M cash deal

Palo Alto Networks will integrate CloudGenix's cloud-managed SD-WAN products to speed up onboarding of remote branches and retail stores utilizing Palo Alto's Prisma Access SASE platform.

AlefEdge to use Microsoft Azure for real-time advertising with edge computing

Microsoft is leveraging its new Azure Edge Zones with edge computing startup AlefEdge for real-time advertising services.

COVID-19 will help China to extend its 5G lead

Operators in virus-stricken countries are starting to tighten their belts, and 5G rollout may no longer seem like a spending priority.

NTT DoCoMo quits NB-IoT

Japan's DoCoMo said it would discontinue its NB-IoT service, which likely indicates the expense of running the IoT offering was not enough to warrant the revenues the operator derived from it.

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