'Verizon continues to hold a solid lead over its peers' when it comes to 5G network perception, according to Cowen analysts. Whether T-Mobile can cut into that lead remains to be seen.
More live sports could head to the NBCU's fledgling streaming service and help to fulfill its vision as a 'next-generation broadcast network' following the coming shutdown of the NBCSN sports net.
The Biden White House is aiming to build a 'comprehensive strategy' that pushes back on China's global economic influence, a stance that will keep Huawei sidelined in US 5G buildouts.
'We had thought that the launch of a 5G iPhone could be a catalyst,' wrote the analysts at Evercore. 'As it turned out, churn and upgrade activity has remained modest.'
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Facing US sanctions and chip shortages, Huawei reportedly enters talks to sell its upmarket smartphone brands, soon after exiting the budget market.
The private sector seems unconvinced by the case for open RAN investment. Europe's service providers think taxpayers should fill the void.
Analysts at Evercore ISI expect US service providers to tack on another 1.1 million broadband subs and shed 748,000 more pay-TV subs in the quarter.
GPS-enabled tractors outfitted with LTE currently help farmers plant more seeds. But 5G could offer even more tools, making it possible to increase food production around the world.
China's accelerated 5G rollout has propelled ZTE to its best result in years – preliminary full-year profit of 4.37 billion yuan on 11.7% higher sales.
French operator to sell 50% of newly created Orange Concessions fiber unit to three investors.
'I have already spoken to at least a dozen CEOs of telecoms companies. I think they are all excited to work with us,' said Sunil Bharti Mittal, an executive involved with OneWeb.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange teams up to create digital health ecosystem; Telecom Italia targets cloud through Noovle; Telia and Ericsson develop drones service.
The US government's Lifeline program collects fees from telecom companies in order to help poor Americans pay for connectivity. AT&T and Verizon are proposing sweeping changes to that setup.
TPG recently teamed with Patriot Media on the $8.1 billion sale of Astound Broadband.
The chipmaker's stock fell sharply after its outgoing and incoming bosses failed to reassure analysts that manufacturing problems are entirely in the past.
Google owner Alphabet pulls the plug on its balloon Internet project Loon, citing high costs and a longer-than-expected road to commercial viability.
The merger of two Indian state-owned service providers, BSNL and MTNL, has started with BSNL taking over the latter's network in Mumbai and Delhi.
Smartphone maker wastes little time in striking new chipset deals now that US-imposed cuffs on its supply chain have been removed. CEO Zhao reiterates strategy to expand into mid- and high-tier markets.
China reports 30 5G factories as it eyes rapid growth in industrial Internet.