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DT Cuts Dividend on Spectrum Splurge but Lifts Outlook
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11/7/2019  |  Post a comment
The German operator recorded sales growth at all its operating units bar the ailing T-Systems business but blamed Germany's spectrum auction for its decision to cut dividends.
AT&T's FirstNet Buildout Includes Viaero, a Rural Huawei Customer
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11/6/2019  |  2 comments
Viaero has stepped forward as another rural provider that will build AT&T's FirstNet network in rural parts of the US. The only problem is that Viaero currently uses a lot of equipment from China's Huawei.
Roku Q3 Revenues Top Expectations but Losses Widen
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11/6/2019  |  Post a comment
Stock drops as losses accelerate, streaming player revenues dip versus Q2 and Roku sees a $5 million 'headwind' coming from expenses linked to its acquisition of ad-tech company dataxu.
Comcast Extends 'Flex' to Customer-Purchased Modems & Gateways
News Analysis  | 
11/6/2019  |  1 comment
Move allows Xfinity Flex customers to connect to the operator's new streaming service with retail-bought devices and sidestep additional fees for Comcast-supplied gateways.
Sprint's Roaming Fight With Shentel Heads to Arbitration
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11/6/2019  |  Post a comment
Shentel, a Sprint affiliate, said it can't agree to new roaming terms with the operator, so they're heading into arbitration instead. According to analysts, $5 million hangs in the balance.
'Real AI' & Racist Robots Preoccupy Telco Tech Heads
News Analysis  | 
11/6/2019  |  2 comments
Operators need to tread carefully amid widespread suspicion and warnings that more advanced AI systems will trigger upheaval.
What Europe's Top Telcos Are Doing with AI
LRTV Interviews  | 
11/6/2019  |  1 comment
At the Telco AI Summit Europe event in London, Tractica Principal Analyst Mark Beccue talks about how some of Europe's largest telecom operators, including BT, Orange and Telecom Italia, are using AI tools to optimize network processes – and how it isn't all tied to 5G.
Huawei Denies Holding 5G Licensing Talks
News Analysis  | 
11/6/2019  |  1 comment
The Chinese equipment giant has not held direct talks with any US company about the licensing of its 5G technology, says the company's founder.
Eurobites: Virgin Gives BT the Heave-Ho, Goes With Vodafone for Mobile
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11/6/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Germany wavers on Huawei; Ofcom appoints interim boss; Jurassic Fibre lumbers into action; Zen gets £20 million to take on the big boys.
Meet SARA, the AI That May Be a Big Deal for Austria's Main Telco
News Analysis  | 
11/6/2019  |  Post a comment
A1 has developed an AI tool that could reduce the bill for 5G network deployment, ease planning and even lead to commercial opportunities with other service providers.
BT's Domingos on the Evolution of Network Monitoring
LRTV Interviews  | 
11/6/2019  |  Post a comment
At the Software-Driven Operations event in London, BT's OSS Senior Solution Architect Manager José Domingos talks to Heavy Reading's James Crawshaw about the use of open source code to develop the UK operator's latest network monitoring tools.
Altice USA Adds a Mere 14K Mobile Lines in Q3
News Analysis  | 
11/6/2019  |  1 comment
Company expects mobile sales volumes to ramp up as it extends sales of its new mobile product beyond brick-and-mortar stores to online and digital distribution channels.
Sprint/T-Mobile Merger a Step Closer to Early 2020 Completion
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11/5/2019  |  Post a comment
The deal, now approved by the FCC, commits the duo to covering 97% of US citizens with 5G within three years.
AT&T Slapped With $60M Fine Over 'Unlimited' Practices
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11/5/2019  |  Post a comment
AT&T agreed to pay $60 million for throttling its unlimited data customers in 2014 without telling them about it.
Private LTE Networks Headed to the Slammer? GTL to Test CBRS
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11/5/2019  |  Post a comment
One of the biggest providers of telecommunications services to inmates in prisons is preparing to test a private LTE network in 3.5GHz CBRS spectrum. But for what?
Vodafone Idea Readies NB-IoT Services in India
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11/5/2019  |  Post a comment
Vodafone Idea is the third major carrier in India to plan an NB-IoT network.
For BT Bosses, AI Brings Good News & Bad
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11/5/2019  |  Post a comment
Artificial intelligence has helped BT to speed up its fiber deployment and spot cyber attacks. Just don't expect too much.
China Tariffs Take Toll on Zoom in Q3
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11/5/2019  |  Post a comment
But cable modem and router supplier sees brighter days ahead as manufacturing shifts to Vietnam and as Zoom prepares to refresh its product lineup in 2020 and open up direct sales channels with MSOs.
Verizon's Cantor on Multi-Tenant uCPE
LRTV Interviews  | 
11/5/2019  |  Post a comment
Verizon's Oliver Cantor says enterprise customers are looking to run their own applications on the universal CPE servers that house the operator's virtual network functions.
After Past Blunders, VEON Bets Big on Network and Digital Reset
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11/5/2019  |  Post a comment
The Frankenstein's monster of the telco world hopes fresh investments and an overhaul of its digitalization strategy will make it more attractive to investors.
VMware Unveils 'Project Maestro' to Speed Network Virtualization
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11/5/2019  |  1 comment
VMware wants to help telcos launch services faster in multi-cloud environments.
Amdocs: Redefining & Accelerating 5G Rollouts
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase  | 
11/5/2019  |  Post a comment
Amdocs' 5G Fast portfolio accelerates efficient and scalable 5G deployments with software-driven automation, innovative analytics tools, and cross-equipment-vendor solutions for planning, design, integration, acceptance and optimization. We provide solutions that redefine how service providers approach 5G rollouts.
China Mobile Hits Pause on Silicon Valley Data Center
News Analysis  | 
11/5/2019  |  1 comment
The Chinese operator has encountered new roadblocks in the US market.
Eurobites: Telefónica's Transformation Costs Tarnish Its Q3
News Analysis  | 
11/5/2019  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange launches commercial 5G in Romania; Colt extends relationship with Microsoft; Hungary has no beef with Huawei.
CenturyLink, West Safety Agree to Pay Up for 911 Outage
News Analysis  | 
11/5/2019  |  1 comment
The $575,000 in total fees levied for a single August 2018 outage that lasted more than an hour and affected six states is aimed at CenturyLink and a contractor, West Safety Services
Arista Tackles Cloud Networking
News Analysis  | 
11/5/2019  |  Post a comment
Arista takes its turn trying to make deploying networks as fast and easy as rolling out cloud applications.
The Telecoms.com Podcast: Smartphone Numbers, India & Fitbit
LRTV Documentaries  | 
11/5/2019  |  Post a comment
Under the pod spotlight this week: smartphone numbers; the Indian telecom soap opera; and Google's decision to buy Fitbit.
Verizon Projected to Lose a Brewing 5G Pricing Battle
News Analysis  | 
11/4/2019  |  1 comment
A price war in the wireless industry could be brewing, and some analysts think that Verizon could suffer the most.
CEO McCollum: SVoD Surge Could Be Boon for Philo
CxO Spotlight  | 
11/4/2019  |  1 comment
Philo's low-cost, entertainment-focused OTT-TV offering should fit well with consumers who are creating their own video streaming bundles that don't rely on traditional pay-TV, Andrew McCollum says.
This Year's 5G Phones Will Be Next Year's 5G Orphans
DanoVision  | 
11/4/2019  |  1 comment
Today's 5G customers can boast of having the latest and greatest, but next year their phones are going to be rendered obsolete by the launch of 5G in lowband spectrum.
Huawei Bosses Slap Down 'Immature' Staff Whining About Café Food
News Analysis  | 
11/4/2019  |  1 comment
Under attack by US authorities and facing supply chain constraints, the Chinese equipment giant is worried about kitchen affairs.
Here's Why Seattle's Fire Department Is Using AT&T's FirstNet
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11/4/2019  |  1 comment
Seattle Fire is one of 9,000 public safety agencies that have signed up to use FirstNet, the First Responder Network platform that AT&T is building.
Sprint Posts Net Loss of $274M, Expects Merger to Close in Early 2020
News Analysis  | 
11/4/2019  |  1 comment
Sprint touts 16 million people covered by its 5G network, as it hopes T-Mobile merger will close early in fiscal 2020.
CenturyLink's McBride on Developing Edge Computing Service Alongside Customers
LRTV Interviews  | 
11/4/2019  |  Post a comment
Kevin McBride explains advancements the service provider has made in its automation, back office and orchestration systems.
WOW's Network 'Edge-Outs' Spur Sub Growth in Q3
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11/4/2019  |  Post a comment
Led by broadband adds, WideOpenWest sees best sub growth in six quarters. Competitive cabler also getting some operational benefits from its whole-home WiFi offering with eero.
Startup Volterra Takes On VMware, Red Hat With Its Multi-Cloud Pitch
News Analysis  | 
11/4/2019  |  1 comment
Volterra has $50 million funding in its pocket and a platform designed to enable operators and enterprises to deploy applications and network services across multi-cloud environments.
Keeping the Fiber Lines Running Smoothly
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
11/4/2019  |  Post a comment
With service providers installing so much fiber in their plant right now and seemingly no end in sight, the need for automated test solutions will only keep growing.
Eurobites: Vodafone Names Its Towers Boss
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11/4/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Sky creates 1,000 new jobs in UK; Europe lags North America in smart-home race; UK delays decision on Huawei until after general election.
VEON Comes Unstuck in Russia
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11/4/2019  |  Post a comment
The long-suffering emerging-markets giant has warned investors that a turnaround at its ailing Russian business will take some time.
Google Buys Fitbit for $2.1B to Increase Wearables Presence
News Analysis  | 
11/1/2019  |  Post a comment
The acquisition is expected to close in May 2020, according to MKM Partners.
US Operator Viaero Apparently Using More Huawei Equipment
News Analysis  | 
11/1/2019  |  Post a comment
Amid a global firestorm around Chinese vendor Huawei, a small US wireless network operator called Viaero is asking the FCC for permission to test more equipment from the Chinese supplier.
NeoPhotonics Performs to Rave Reviews as Huawei Maintains Rhythm
News Analysis  | 
11/1/2019  |  Post a comment
The US maker of optical components has had a remarkable turnaround in the last few months.
When It Comes to Licensing Huawei, US Vendors Uniformly Say 'Not It'
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11/1/2019  |  Post a comment
US equipment vendors ranging from Samsung to Airspan to Ericsson offered a firm 'no' or 'no comment' when it comes to whether they would license Huawei's 5G equipment.
Arista Falls & Suggests Facebook Dropped the Banana Peel
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11/1/2019  |  Post a comment
Arista's stock was down 25% Friday as it warned of a spending hiatus by a 'cloud titan' – apparently Facebook.
Particle Scores $40M to Scale IoT Production Plans
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11/1/2019  |  Post a comment
The startup will build up its enterprise IoT suite and add to its enterprise and product teams with the money.
FCC Could Move Soon on Ligado's Spectrum for 5G
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11/1/2019  |  Post a comment
A new report indicates that the FCC is preparing to take action on Ligado's spectrum, a move that could ultimately free up more spectrum for the likes of Verizon or Charter.
For Casa Systems, the Hits Keep Coming
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11/1/2019  |  Post a comment
Stock plunges 34% after lackluster Q3 lowlighted by Casa's struggling cable business as MSOs slash or delay spending. Plus, an analyst covering Casa is agitated by management's 'reduced communication.'
HBO Max Might Rankle Pay-TV Distributors
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11/1/2019  |  Post a comment
AT&T's plan to convert legacy HBO subs to its new SVoD service could accelerate cord-cutting and create friction with pay-TV providers that remain key distributors for HBO and other WarnerMedia-owned channels.
WiCipedia: Waffles for Brains, MWC Female Keynoters & Tech Decision Makers
WiCipedia  | 
11/1/2019  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: Mobile World Congress LA releases stats on female speakers; Ernst & Young reveals blast-from-the-past training program; women are feeling less uncomfortable at work; and more.
The MWC Los Angeles Recap 2019 Podcast
The Philter  | 
11/1/2019  |  Post a comment
What did our analyst colleagues and fellow editors think of all the big booths, meetings and crowded corridors?
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