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T-Mobile is dragging its feet with 5G buildout, tower cos warn

Two of the nation's three big tower companies have begun fretting over T-Mobile's slower-than-expected 5G buildouts. Analysts are divided over whether it's time to worry.

Casa's grasp extends beyond its cable core

Once a shop focused primarily on the cable access network, Casa's Q2 results indicate that the vendor is starting to find its groove in the wireless and fixed telecom markets.

Amazon's LEO ambitions include 5G and $10B price tag

Amazon joins SpaceX, OneWeb and others with plans to launch thousands of satellites to provide rural Internet connections, 5G backhaul and other services. The space remains full of unknowns.

Charter rakes in subs across the board in Q2

Cable op adds 842,000 broadband, 102,00 video and 325,000 mobile lines. However, the 'secular trends for video hasn't changed,' Charter's CEO warns.

Proximus in COVID 'containment' mode

Cost-cutting measures cushion Q2 pandemic impact.

Facebook shows hypocritical boycotters cannot hold it to ransom

The social media giant can be hard to like, but its stance on free speech is right, as the latest set of numbers shows.

KDDI feels crisis over low 5G adoption

Japan's KDDI enjoys profit, ARPU boost thanks to COVID-19 – but feels a sense of 'crisis' over 5G.

Eurobites: Inwit hits the heights in H1

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom and SAP join forces on COVID-19 app; T-Systems gets robotic; BT converges on micro-businesses; meet TIM Green.

Dish chooses VMware's cloud for 5G

Dish Network said it will run its network functions inside of the VMware Telco Cloud, and that the companies will work together to certify and install other vendors' software into the platform.

WiCipedia: Female leaders bring higher profit margins

This week in our WiC roundup: Free online summit for trans people in tech; speaking up as the only Black person in the room; COVID-19's job insecurity woes; and more.

BT revenue and earnings dive 7% in fiscal Q1 as COVID-19 bites

Slump largely blamed on reduced revenue from BT Sport, the closure of retail stores and a reduction in business activity at its enterprise units.

Nokia stock soars as profits recover after China 5G exit

Finnish equipment vendor counts the sales cost of coronavirus and Chinese setbacks but makes unexpectedly good progress on profitability.

Toward cloud-native 5G core

5G core must be part of a wider industry transition to 5G networks that incorporates massive investment in RAN, transport and cloud infrastructure.

Leading Lights 2020 Finalists: Company of the Year (Public)

Five companies – Amdocs, Ciena, CommScope, Fortinet and Vonage – made the cut in the Company of the Year (Public) category.

1-Gig sell-ins gather steam at Altice USA

Using a mix of FTTP and DOCSIS 3.1, MSO has 1-Gig available to 75% of its footprint, with 24% of new broadband subs in those areas opting for gigabit service.

Akamai CEO: We dominate edge computing

Akamai said its edge computing platform now covers 300,000 servers in over 4,000 locations, with roughly 1,500 network partners – a $2B revenue business.

Podcast: AT&T Business EVP on using AI to keep customers happy

Sorabh Saxena, AT&T Business's EVP of customer service and operations, discusses how AT&T has handled customer service during a pandemic, and how it can help other companies adapt to change.

Verizon fashionably late to the LTE fixed wireless party

Verizon joins T-Mobile, AT&T and other telecom operators in selling LTE fixed wireless services. Verizon's second go at such a product allows for customer self-installs.

Telefónica to build new fiber network in Germany

The Spanish telecom giant is looking for equity partners for a new fiber project in Germany as assets go up for sale in Latin America.

Comcast rides broadband wave as pay-TV takes on more water

Cable op's Xfinity Mobile business climbs to 2.39 million lines as rate of growth slows due to pandemic-fueled store closures.

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