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After C-band loss, Dish refreshes midband strategy for 5G

Dish is urging the FCC to make substantial changes to its rules governing the 3.5GHz CBRS band. The effort likely portends Dish's interest in the upcoming 3.45GHz midband spectrum auction.

Video vendors poised to pounce on MobiTV opportunity

'There's blood in the water,' says an exec with a video tech supplier that's considering opportunities with operators should MobiTV fail to emerge from a bankruptcy restructuring unscathed.

Intelsat and SES: C-band calm hides a brutal legal storm

Executives from SES and Intelsat jointly met with FCC officials last week to boast of their C-band progress. At the same time, lawyers from the companies are engaged in a bruising legal battle.

UK and EU take an antitrust bite out of Apple

It's pile-on Apple Friday, as Brussels and London make new antitrust moves against the App Store while Biden appoints a prominent Big Tech critic.

Broadcom sees strong demand as customers order early

US chipmaker said 90% of its 2021 supply has already been ordered by customers, but its CEO says there is no reason to panic.

China eyes the 700MHz band to speed 5G to the countryside

China weighs expanding network sharing to speed rural 5G rollout in a paper issued jointly by the State Council and the Communist party central committee.

Perception wars: AT&T slowly slides into third place

After T-Mobile boasted of surpassing AT&T in terms of customer numbers, new survey results show that T-Mobile is also poised to pass AT&T in terms of brand perception.

WiCipedia: Women find opportunities for entrepreneurship in pandemic

This week in our WiC roundup: Amazon fails minority employees; BT works with Code First Girls to provide upskill courses; pandemic creates founder boom; and more.

Eurobites: Fiber flourishes in France

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Spotify complaint could spell EU trouble for Apple; Equinix opens data center in Bordeaux; Ericsson's Ekholm sounds off on 5G.

Nokia has cut 11,000 jobs in effort to boost profit

The Finnish equipment vendor's just-published annual report reveals the full human cost of its most recent cost-saving initiative.

Heavy Reading's Gabriel Brown on 5G's next wave

The symposium will be moderated by Brown, along with Jim Hodges, chief analyst, Heavy Reading, and it will feature speakers from Swisscom, Anritsu, Red Hat, 5G Americas, Telus and more.

Adara pitches MobiTV alternative

Claims its new 'myCatapulTVe' platform can deliver IP- and app-based video services to a wide range of streaming devices using a business model tailored for smaller, independent cable operators.

DZS adds cloud clout with RIFT buy

Acquisition, which forms the basis of a new 'DZS Cloud' unit, represents a 'big missing ingredient' for DZS as mobile and fixed networks become more disaggregated and distributed, CEO Charlie Vogt says.

T-Mobile to use 5G capacity to pry enterprise customers from AT&T, Verizon

T-Mobile's newest 5G services and pricing 'message that T-Mobile has ample network capacity, and is the place to go to actually use 5G,' wrote the financial analysts at Evercore.

Podcast: MNJ's COO on SD-WAN and MPLS market trends

Tune in to the podcast to hear from MNJ's COO Ben Niernberg on how the SD-WAN market is evolving, and how COVID-19 is impacting customer demand for unified communications services.

Cookies crumble: Google renounces ad tracking

Google said its Chrome browser will stop using cookies or alternative tools to track individual users' browsing, though it's not quite that simple.

5G will account for a third of Asia connections in 2025 – Omdia

And the new mobile service is already showing it can boost operator bottom line, says the analyst firm.

BT sale of Openreach stake likelier after Sunak's budget – bank

The UK telecom incumbent benefits from a tax 'super-deduction' that should make it look more attractive to investors.

FiberLight to use open RAN and 5G for RDOF deployment

FiberLight, a fiber provider across parts of Texas and elsewhere, plans to use its $1.7 million in RDOF cash to deploy a wireless network leveraging 5G and open RAN.

Going direct-to-consumer with a global reach critical to HBO Max's future

'By any measure, we have to start with that,' WarnerMedia CEO Jason Kilar says.

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