AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon have already denied they are in mobile discussions with Amazon, but analysts have weighed in to explain why such a deal doesn't add up for all sides.
Charter will use Nokia's 'AirScale' gear, including strand-mounted CBRS radios, for the operator's targeted 5G network deployment. Nokia says it marks its first 'large-scale' wireless 5G deal in the cable sector.
Over 6 million eSIM and iSIM devices will be shipped in the next five years as Counterpoint says the market has reached a high-growth phase.
This week: IEEE Senior Member David Witkowski on developments and challenges in the low-Earth orbit (LEO) satellite space and what role LEO connectivity can play in closing broadband gaps.
One expert calls for strategic investment in OneWeb as lower-risk option for remote broadband.
The chipmaker's two-for-one AI and virtual RAN deal is unlikely to make sense to operators outside the most densely populated and fiber-rich cities.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: WHO adopts EU's digital approach to health threats; Deutsche Telekom does more on blockchain; FAST forward for video streaming.
Portugal's cybersecurity council puts forward a resolution that could exclude Huawei et al from 5G networks. China isn't happy.
Montana's Mid-Rivers Communications is joining a small but growing group of operators that is dropping its own pay-TV services and ceding it all to streaming.
Light Reading's Tereza Krásová joins the podcast to discuss TXO System's role in the 'circular economy.' We discuss the economic and environmental reverberations an increased demand for repaired and refurbished equipment in the telecom industry could create.
Dish shares spiked Friday following a Bloomberg report that Dish is among the mobile operators negotiating with Amazon. Update: AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon deny they are in such discussions.
This week in broadband builds: Charter wins $14.4 million in Florida; Treasury Department approves $151.5 million for Mississippi broadband; Ziply announces service launches – and more.
Docomo is hoping to build a global open RAN business with pre-tested 5G gear under its new Orex brand.
Telcos fanatical about virtualization and the avoidance of lock-in are ultimately facing disappointment.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson and DT implement network slicing; Telefonica chairman takes over as Virgin Media O2 chair; Inmarsat Maritime launches satellite internet for coastal areas.
Wireless 20/20 Senior Analyst Berge Ayvazian urges carriers to look at the ROI of fiber deployments when determining how to best connect underserved customers.
Nokia's Peter Vetter joins the podcast to discuss challenges to deploying and reaping the benefits of 6G. He explains progress toward developing 6G standards and how 6G will fuse digital and physical environments.
Google Fiber is in expansion mode, but the unit apparently won't chase after funds set aside for BEAD and other rural-focused government subsidy programs. Or at least it won't pursue those dollars on its own.
The French Senate has just adopted a bill that aims to eliminate home fiber installation 'malfunctions' that 'poison the daily life of many French people.'
SoftBank's high-profile new partnership with Nvidia can be traced to its early enthusiasm over GPU role in vRAN.