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Dish reportedly begins leasing towers for 5G

The Wall Street analysts at Wells Fargo reported that one contact said Dish has already inked leases for hundreds of cell towers to hold its 5G equipment.

AT&T takes DSS commercial on 5G, albeit very carefully

Dynamic Spectrum Sharing (DSS) is going live on AT&T's network, but only for customers in parts of Texas across three different phones. And don't expect faster speeds either.

Oh, Ciena... analysts impressed by Q2 beats

Network supplier surpasses expectations. Strong order-book impresses.

Rakuten's 4G core will not survive NEC shift

Japanese e-commerce giant says the move will address some of the shortcomings of the non-standalone system it has built.

The only 5G health risk is the mast-burning vandal

'Experts' who depict 5G as the ultimate evil could provide the vindication that others seek for their criminal behavior.

WiCipedia: How companies can align values with profits

This week in our WiC roundup: The pandemic could negatively affect diversity efforts; companies like Cisco are aligning money with ethics; queer women and nonbinary people in tech get their own who's who list; and more.

Broadcom signals delay to new Apple iPhone launch

Chipmaker points to delays at 'large North American mobile phone' customer that will push its usual annual revenue uptick into the current, third fiscal quarter.

Eurobites: France, Germany suit up for cloud 'moonshot'

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Switzerland ahead in Europe's 5G race, says Omdia; Telecom Italia cuts more jobs; COVID-19 app confusion in the UK.

How Amazon, Microsoft and Google are courting – and challenging – telcos

The pairings between telecom operators and public cloud providers for edge computing and 5G are growing, a trend that's expected to pick up steam in the months and years ahead.

AT&T catches heat for HBO Max data cap exemption

Citing potential net neutrality concerns, a set of Democratic US senators has criticized AT&T's sponsored data policy for the new SVoD service, arguing it could harm consumers and stifle competition.

Amazon wants to buy stake worth $2B in India's Airtel – reports

Web giant is the latest foreign investor linked with the Indian telecom sector after recent moves by Facebook and various private equity firms.

US cell tower techs warned of 5G attacks

A trade association for US cell tower technicians is warning its members of possible attacks this weekend. Ericsson will reportedly discontinue work on US cell towers due to the situation.

Comcast teases 'interactive livestreams' for X1

Cable op is developing enhanced television applications for its pay-TV platform that will be powered by tech from Watchwith, the deep metadata company Comcast acquired in 2017.

UK in search of Huawei 5G replacements – report

Prime Minister Johnson shows signs of backtracking on the Chinese supplier.

US military expands 5G testing to include AR, spectrum sharing and open RAN

The US military said it will test 5G networks across a total of 12 bases, and will look at technologies ranging from spectrum sharing to 'Open Radio Access Networks.'

Midco nears debut of new IP-based video service

Eyeing improved pay-TV economics, the new offering, called 'Midco TV,' will run on mobile devices and Android TV boxes, use TiVo's UI and be underpinned by Vecima's CDN and video processing/transcoding platforms.

HKT weighing sale of international unit PCCW Global – report

The company is in the early stages of considering a number of options, including sale.

Eurobites: Iliad, Open Fiber 'close to deal'

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: O2 rides the rails in the UK; Brit academic slams COVID-19 app strategy; Com Hem upgrades TV service.

Telecom equipment market gets off to weak start in Q1 2020 – Dell'Oro

Revenue shares of Cisco, Huawei and Nokia declined in the first quarter of 2020 compared to the same period of 2019.

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