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ATSC 3.0 reaches the smartphone

One Media 3.0, a unit of Sinclair Broadcasting, has its mitts on the first batch of phones that can use the broadcast signaling standard. One Media is also in talks with a couple of US MVNOs.

Open RAN might not be ready for America's big 5G push

Some have been pushing open RAN as a lever to pull in the 'race to 5G' between the US and China. But the technology might not be ready for America's big midband spectrum rollout.

Facebook looks to AR to build beyond ads

Facebook's Q3 revenue soared 22% to $21.47 billion, 98.7% from advertisements. It hopes AR will help eventually build some non-ad revenue, too.

Charter's mobile biz crosses a key economic milestone

Spectrum Mobile enters EBITA-positive territory after surpassing 2 million lines in Q3. Meanwhile, Charter's broadband and video subs surged in the period.

China's operators see slight growth, 5G users up

Three Chinese operators steer a steady course in the first three quarters of the year with moderate revenue growth.

During the pandemic, Alphabet spells advertising success

Companies shifting their advertising online boosted YouTube's ad revenue by 32%, and Alphabet's overall revenue by 14%.

Dell prioritizes 5G future

The transition of carrier networks to standard hardware is opening doors for Dell, but the company is making it clear from the outset that it will be much more than a hardware vendor.

Toyota increases KDDI stake in $500M connected car alliance

Toyota is to invest another 52.2 billion yen (US$500 million) in KDDI as part of a deal to collaborate on connected car technologies.

Eurobites: Proximus turns a corner in Q3, ups full-year guidance

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: MTN adds 12 million subscribers in Q3; signs of recovery at Millicom; no pause-button for Spotify.

Apple shows it is a COVID-19 winner despite iPhone dip

The services and Mac divisions are flying high in the pandemic, and the iPhone looks set for a 5G rebound.

WiCipedia: Breaking through barriers and smashing inequality

This week in our WiC roundup: Female founders raise initial capital faster; wage gap politics; new campaign urges women to dismiss boundaries; and more.

60% of Altice USA's new FTTP subs go for a Gig

Across its HFC and FTTP networks, 29% of broadband gross additions are taking Altice USA's 1-Gig product.

AT&T IoT exec Chris Penrose legs it to FogHorn

Chris Penrose has represented AT&T's IoT business for years at various industry trade shows and events. He's being replaced by Sarita Rao, a longtime AT&T executive.

Satellite providers jostle for 5G Fund money

The FCC's 5G Fund requires the delivery of services to an 'off-the-shelf' smartphone. That has piqued the interest of two satellite startups: SpaceMobile and Lynk.

Loss-making Telefónica bucks COVID-19 to lift revenues in Q3

Despite making a loss, Spanish telco giant saw net income grow by 5%, with 1.2% uplift in revenues, announces a FTTH alliance with Allianz.

US military goes all-in on spectrum sharing

The US Department of Defense issued a new spectrum strategy that contemplates sharing its spectrum with 5G operators instead of providing it for commercial auctions.

BT's fiscal H1 promises better times ahead (maybe)

UK incumbent raises annual earnings guidance on the back of improved operational performance, but profits not expected to hit pre-coronavirus levels until FY 2022-23.

Comcast sees record broadband growth in Q3 as video falls again

Comcast highlights a three-pronged strategy focused on broadband, content aggregation and streaming, along with development of a unified 'global tech stack.'

Fiber, mobile money, pull Orange back to black in Q3, just

Less roaming pinched Orange's profits, but fiber, Orange Money, and Africa and the Middle East pushed Stéphane Richard's telco back to revenue growth.

NTT DoCoMo prepares mobile price cuts to follow SoftBank, KDDI

But few customers are likely to feel the benefit of forthcoming reductions, according to analysts.

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Verizon expands 5G Home to more cities Thursday, October 29, 2020
T-Mobile boasts of midband 5G expansion Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Ligado raises $4B for 5G plan Friday, October 23, 2020
Verizon revenues drop 4.1% in Q3 2020 Wednesday, October 21, 2020
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