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Verizon, AT&T want to kill 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.

Cable tech chiefs aim to accelerate industry advances

CableLabs president and CEO Phil McKinney and SCTE/ISBE president and CEO Mark Dzuban say the recent merger of their organizations will spur cable's progress on 10G, DOCSIS 4.0, mobile, 4K/8K and more.

'Streaming wars' a battle of addition, not attrition – analyst

As streaming penetration soars to record levels, consumers are expanding the number of OTT services they pay for rather than fleeing Netflix and other top incumbent services, MoffettNathanson study finds.

Altice Europe set to delist next week

Drahi moves closer to his goal of buying out minority shareholders and taking Altice Europe private.

WiCipedia: How to create a diverse board

This week in our WiC roundup: Board diversification goal setters; Netflix releases first inclusion report; CES 2021 focuses on women in tech; and more.

Eurobites: Tele2 upgrades to 'real 5G'

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Virgin/O2 merger under scrutiny; Beeline extends 4G coverage in Moscow; UK telcos' COVID-19 assistance measured.

Vodafone UK CTO Petty to lead group digital in new tech strategy

Scott Petty will direct digital and IT as Alberto Ripepi takes charge of all things network-related in the latest shake-up.

For Rakuten Mobile, a 'crunch point' is coming

Rakuten hoped to upend the market with cutting-edge technology and cheap services. But its customer numbers and expenses are driving speculation that the company might exit the mobile industry entirely.

CBS expands streaming options for Super Bowl LV

Free stream of the big game to reach several online platforms, plus delivery via the paid CBS All Access service. There's no 4K stream this year, but also no dust-ups with Roku in sight ahead of Super Bowl LV.

Verizon to cover 2M households with 5G Home by end of 2021 – analysts

Based on new findings from Bernstein, 4% of Chicagoans can subscribe to Verizon's 5G Home. That, they said, indicates the service poses a 'significant competitive risk to cable's broadband hegemony.'

Don't hold your breath for a 5G Hail Mary from Apple

Apple is reportedly preparing to unveil a virtual reality headset as early as next year. But the gadget shouldn't excite 5G operators just yet.

Open or closed, RAN vendors face a 2020s squeeze

Generating profits in a busier, shrinking market for radio access network products will be difficult.

Podcast – The Divide: Pew's Anna Read on state efforts to close the gap

This week: Anna Read, research officer with the broadband research initiative at The Pew Charitable Trusts, discusses ongoing challenges to broadband access and how state programs and public-private partnerships are making a difference.

Professor calls for 5G moratorium over health fears; Omdia begs to differ

Professor John William Frank at University of Edinburgh says more investigation is needed into what he sees as 5G's "suspected adverse health effects." Omdia's James Crawshaw rides to 5G's defense.

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