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Verizon, T-Mobile battle for US 5G mindshare

'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.

Peacock gets into a sporting mood

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.

White House vows 'multilateral' approach to dealing with Huawei, China

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.

Don't expect a 5G bump from Apple in Q4 – analysts

'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.'

New SD-WAN managed services survey: Key service differentiators and challenges have a lot in common

SPONSORED: The findings from Heavy Reading's "The Carriers Speak" report show that both the key differentiators and challenges for SD-WAN managed services focus on how to meet enterprise business needs.

Huawei denies it's exiting the smartphone business

Facing US sanctions and chip shortages, Huawei reportedly enters talks to sell its upmarket smartphone brands, soon after exiting the budget market.

Taxpayers on hook for open RAN tab that must stink to investors

The private sector seems unconvinced by the case for open RAN investment. Europe's service providers think taxpayers should fill the void.

Broadband gains more ground in Q4 as pay-TV takes another hit

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.

John Deere wants to help feed the world using 5G, cloud computing

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 5G powers ZTE to strong result

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.

Orange brings in investors to boost rural FTTH

French operator to sell 50% of newly created Orange Concessions fiber unit to three investors.

OneWeb exec: Telco deals are imminent

'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.

Eurobites: Virgin Media launches 5G services with Vodafone

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.

Verizon, AT&T want to reshape Lifeline

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.

AT&T nears sale of DirecTV stake to TPG – report

TPG recently teamed with Patriot Media on the $8.1 billion sale of Astound Broadband.

Intel's incoming boss is already fighting fires

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 pops the Loon balloon

Google owner Alphabet pulls the plug on its balloon Internet project Loon, citing high costs and a longer-than-expected road to commercial viability.

India's BSNL to soon start offering services in MTNL areas

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.

Honor cashes in chips post-Huawei

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 sets new industrial Internet targets

China reports 30 5G factories as it eyes rapid growth in industrial Internet.

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