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WOW widens Android TV-powered service

Even as it continues to deemphasize its own pay-TV offerings, the mid-sized US cable operator has unleashed its new WOW! tv+ IPTV service in Chicago, Evansville and Detroit.

Operator-led security group records 2,000% increase in threats amid pandemic

The Telco Security Alliance (TSA) was formed in 2018 by AT&T, Etisalat, Singtel, SoftBank and Telefónica. In March the group recorded a massive spike in global hacking.

Peacock launch intensifies the tensions brewing with Roku and Amazon

NBCU's new streaming service launched nationally on July 15, but, in a replay of the HBO Max situation, a stalemate is preventing Peacock from taking flight on the top two streaming video platforms.

Herding cats: The quest for 'standard' NFVi

Network operators require a single common infrastructure to simplify operations and cut costs. But is there a single right answer to that problem?

Huawei: China's complaints about fairness ring hollow

Fairness is a handy China talking point, but in reality it has made little effort to keep its promises on market access.

Verizon, IBM team up on 5G and edge computing

Although the companies remain vague on exactly what they plan to offer, Verizon and IBM said they will team up to create offerings that leverage both edge computing and 5G.

Coronavirus sharpens Telenor's focus on cuts

Having already hacked into headcount in the last few years, Telenor looks set to emerge from the pandemic with even fewer employees.

Eurobites: BT says au revoir to French operations

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone calls for 5G auction be scrapped after UK's U-turn on Huawei; Privacy Shield trashed by EU's top court; O2 injects 5G into the fight against COVID-19 in care homes.

Zain sees sharp drop in Q2 profit but highlights resiliency amid COVID-19

The Middle Eastern operator reports mixed results for the first six months but hails measures undertaken to counter the effects of the health crisis.

Comcast, Charter expected to get better MVNO deals

New financial results from América Móvil's TracFone indicate the company managed to get a new, cheaper MVNO deal. Some analysts expect Comcast and Charter to score similar, sweeter agreements.

Jio gets $4.4B Google investment and touts in-house 5G products

The Indian service provider has received another injection of funding and made a bold claim on 5G.

SES makes a grab for some of Intelsat's C-band money

SES and Intelsat were once partners under the auspices of the C-band Alliance. Now they're locked in a $1.8 billion legal battle over revenues from the upcoming C-band spectrum auction.

Podcast: What's the story with SD-WAN?

On this episode of 'What's the Story?' – a new series from the Light Reading Podcast – Kelsey Ziser talks with pod host Nicole Ferraro about SD-WAN: the latest news, why it matters and what's likely to happen next.

Apple TV+ usage still in the doldrums – study

At just 7%, usage of Apple's SVoD service still lags far behind its rivals, and could force the company to reconsider its strategy before facing a possible mass exodus as subs start to roll off free trials.

Tele2 cost-cutting cushions Q2

Underlying earnings up, extraordinary dividend back on the table.

Eurobites: Apple gives EU the €13B finger

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Belgium fines Google for failing to forget; Ericsson helps out at Omantel; China's ambassador slams UK's U-turn on Huawei.

HPE fashionably late to SD-WAN party with Silver Peak acquisition

The addition of Silver Peak to HPE's Aruba will assist enterprises in their edge-to-cloud transformations – the ease of which they can access cloud applications, support remote workers, and put data closer to the user.

Google to invest $10B in India's digital future

The Internet giant sees an opportunity to play in India's technology sector as coronavirus quickens the pace of digital transformation.

América Móvil reports 40% rise in Q2 net profit despite customer losses

Latin American giant loses 5 million wireless customers in Q2 2020 as COVID-19 lockdown measures bite.

BT says Huawei ban is not so bad after all

Warnings of a swap-out bill in the 'billions' are looking wide of the mark now authorities have allowed seven years for Huawei's removal.

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