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Netflix Nears 150M Subs, Shrugs Off New Competition From Disney, Apple
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4/16/2019  |  Post a comment
OTT giant doesn't expect coming debuts of Disney+, Apple TV+ to have a material affect on Netflix's sub growth.
Apple, Qualcomm Truce May Pave the Way for 5G iPhone
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4/16/2019  |  2 comments
Apple and Qualcomm announced an end to their courtroom battles, as well as a new patent licensing agreement and a supply agreement that could provide Apple with Qualcomm's 5G modem.
Who Else Should Be in the Light Reading Hall of Fame?
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4/16/2019  |  Post a comment
Know your role. Take our poll. Help our editors finish arguing which set of executives, inventors and luminaries will be among this year's inductees into the Light Reading Hall of Fame.
CenturyLink Shed 6K Workers During Crash Course Diet Last Year
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4/16/2019  |  1 comment
The fifth-biggest US operator by sales is beating AT&T and Verizon in terms of how many jobs it cut last year, according to a recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Google Fiber to Pay $3.84M to Clean Up Mess It Left in Louisville
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4/16/2019  |  1 comment
Google Fiber ceased service on Monday following decision to exit the market because of technical issues discovered with shallow trenching techniques it used there.
The Telecoms.com Podcast: AI, Regulation & 5G Spectrum
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4/16/2019  |  Post a comment
This week: AI in networks and beyond; regulation conversation; and 5G spectrum.
Eurobites: Deutsche Telekom, BMW Try to Steer German Govt Away From Connected-Car WiFi
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4/16/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: German auction latest; US takes 'softer' approach on Huawei front; how the Notre-Dame fire confused YouTube's algorithm.
Huawei Tips Carrier Kit Sales to Rebound
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4/16/2019  |  Post a comment
Chinese equipment giant forecasts double-digit growth in revenues at its carrier business this year after a slight decline in 2018.
Comcast, Charter MVNO Deals Are Bad for Everyone – Analyst
The Bauminator  | 
4/16/2019  |  1 comment
The cablecos and Verizon could be better suited with a revised deal centered on collaboration and network convergence – an agreement focused on small cell deployments that can fuel 5G networks.
China Probes Ericsson Over Licensing Complaints
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4/16/2019  |  Post a comment
The Swedish vendor's Beijing offices were raided on Friday after complaints were made about its licensing activities.
Service Management Modernization – Benefits & Challenges
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4/15/2019  |  Post a comment
AT&T Sells 9.5% Stake in Hulu for $1.43B
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4/15/2019  |  2 comments
Disney tightens its grip on Hulu, sparking speculation on what Comcast/NBCU will do.
Huawei: US Wireless Network Business Remains Undimmed
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4/15/2019  |  Post a comment
While Huawei is effectively barred in the US from doing business with nationwide wireless operators, it still has customers here – and is fighting to hang on to them.
Here Are Sprint's 5 Most Congested Markets
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4/15/2019  |  Post a comment
Based on some testing from Tutela, five cities in Texas, California, Florida and Nebraska round out Sprint's five most congested markets, based on the difference between busy and idle network speeds.
MEC: The Definition Disparity
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4/15/2019  |  4 comments
Edge computing in a mobile environment promises to underpin a variety of new technologies and services. But what exactly does MEC even stand for? It depends on who you ask.
Omniverse: Deal Between Hovsat & DirecTV Has 'No Limitations'
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4/15/2019  |  Post a comment
The long-term TV contract has no restrictions on geographic markets, nor delivery method, Omniverse tells court.
Is Huawei's Cloud Goal a Case of Castles in the Air?
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4/15/2019  |  Post a comment
Two years after announcing the launch of its public cloud business, the Chinese equipment giant has yet to prove it can challenge the web giants on the global stage.
Eurobites: Germany Holds Door Open for Huawei
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Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: CityFibre loses legal challenge; Video-streaming giants come under the UK regulatory microscope; new boss for Swisscom's blockchain unit.
Philo Noodles Next OTT-TV Moves
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4/15/2019  |  Post a comment
Philo CTO Ben Chambers explains the vMVPD's hybrid subscription and ad-supported model and describes its new technology that lets OTT subs synchronize their viewing.
Nyansa Takes AI-Driven IoT Security to the Cloud
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4/15/2019  |  Post a comment
Networking startup Nyansa is adding Internet of Things security and management to its Voyance cloud-based application assurance service.
A Service Called 'Omni Go' Quietly Replaces FlixonTV
The Bauminator  | 
4/12/2019  |  3 comments
It's unclear if this is more than a brand change, but the new site notes that OmniGo.tv is a trademark of the embattled Omniverse One World Television.
Absence of Mid-Band Spectrum Clouds Trump's 5G Proclamations
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4/12/2019  |  Post a comment
President Trump hosted a 5G-themed press conference with the chairman of the FCC — but the event didn't cover many of the hot-button 5G issues that those in the industry are worried about.
Slideshow: NAB 2019
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4/12/2019  |  2 comments
Behold! Not everything that happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. Check out some pics and caps from this week's video tech-fest in Sin City.
Germany's 5G Auction Riches May Equal a Big Win for China
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4/12/2019  |  Post a comment
Spending in Germany's 5G auction has now reached a point where it could hinder the rollout of next-generation mobile services.
WiCipedia: Hiring Diverse Employees & Creating Glass-Shattering Companies
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4/12/2019  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: Microsoft employees out bad behavior over email; a new tool makes hiring diverse candidates a piece of cake; MacKenzie Bezos will be fourth-richest woman in world; and more.
Eurobites: O2 Supplies 5G Boost for Connected Car Trials
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4/12/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Cisco milks 5G use case in deepest Somerset; KPN amalgamates security units; Dutch agency probes Apple over alleged apps bias.
Disney+ to Debut November 12, Fetch $6.99 Per Month
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4/12/2019  |  Post a comment
Pricing on Disney+ will vastly undercut that of Netflix, feature a vault of TV shows, movies and new original fare from big brands that include Marvel, Fox, Star Wars and Pixar.
Following NYC Launch, Starry Considers Joining Smartphone Bundle
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4/11/2019  |  1 comment
Starry launched its latest market – New York City – and also fanned speculation that its fixed wireless, in-home broadband service could be added to a smartphone offering.
WiFi 6 Gains Momentum Amid Calls for 5G 'Convergence'
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4/11/2019  |  1 comment
As WiFi 6 technology gains steam with deployments and devices, WiFi proponents continue to argue that there is a role for WiFi in a 5G world.
OTT-TV Latency Gap Starting to Close
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4/11/2019  |  Post a comment
Suppliers at NAB 2019 are pushing upgrades and enhancements to streaming video workflows that establish delay-parity between traditional broadcast TV feeds and TV signals delivered over-the-top.
Help Data Scientists & Get Behind Acumos, Says Orange Exec
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4/11/2019  |  Post a comment
The Linux Foundation's AI initiative could do with more telecom operator members if it is to make a real impact.
Plotting the Path to OTT 2.0
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4/11/2019  |  Post a comment
In a recap of Light Reading's 'Getting to OTT 2.0' panel at NAB 2019, Alan Breznick and Jeff Baumgartner note that the market is now focusing on profitability and containing piracy and password sharing.
Eurobites: Deutsche Telekom Can Hike Its Last-Mile Charges – Regulator
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4/11/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: ETNO's vision of telecom loveliness; Three updates on core network upgrade; how Tele2 saved a ton of electricity.
Disney+ Could Blow Away Subscriber Forecasts
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4/11/2019  |  Post a comment
The new subscription streaming service could outpace other well-heeled OTT services entering the market this year.
Samsung Pumps Up the Basestations in Korean 5G Market
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4/11/2019  |  Post a comment
Data provided by South Korea's Samsung does not look good for its mobile infrastructure rivals.
Snakes on a Control Plane Scare Telefónica
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4/11/2019  |  Post a comment
A firm rules-based system could help to address concern that AI may confuse humans and even go off the rails.
New Radios Could Slash Cost of Huawei 5G Ban
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4/10/2019  |  1 comment
Features in the latest radios could end a nasty form of vendor 'lock-in' that may prevent an operator from using different 4G and 5G suppliers.
Leading Lights 2019: The Finalists
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4/10/2019  |  4 comments
Light Reading is delighted – nay, pumped – to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights Awards program, which is now in its 15th year.
Dish's Ergen Teases Fixed Wireless, Dynamic Pricing for 5G Network
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4/10/2019  |  Post a comment
Dish chairman Charlie Ergen says building a wireless network 'is harder than I thought it was going to be,' but reiterates plan to build a 5G offering that could enable dynamic pricing and fixed wireless services.
Viacom Taps Google for Video Lifecycle
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4/10/2019  |  Post a comment
It's an early win for Google Cloud's new telecom and media business chief, and for Google Cloud's new focus on established vertical industries.
Colt's AI Trials Provide Good News for Humans
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4/10/2019  |  Post a comment
Colt reports mixed fortunes with four trials of AI technology and predicts that humans will be needed for a long time yet.
T-Mobile Launching 'TVision Home' Against Cable TV
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4/10/2019  |  2 comments
TV service launching April 14 in 8 markets integrating Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, will eventually work with third-party streaming devices.
Google Steps Up Enterprise Networking – Get Ready to Panic
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4/10/2019  |  Post a comment
Google launched several new services to connect enterprises with its cloud platform. The company says it's not competing with telcos, but it sure looks like they are.
AT&T Launches Mobile 5G Service in 7 More Cities
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4/10/2019  |  Post a comment
AT&T switches on mobile 5G in parts of seven more US cities.
Why a Megadeal Between Mobile & Hypercloud Could Happen
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4/10/2019  |  Post a comment
Mobile network operators like AT&T and Verizon might team with big cloud companies like Amazon or Microsoft to tackle edge computing.
Souring US-China Relations Could Cast Shadow Over 5G Standards-Setting Process
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4/10/2019  |  Post a comment
AT&T, FirstNet and Sprint did not attend a recent 3GPP meeting in China. Some in the industry attribute their absence to relatively benign reasons, but others worry that increasingly sour US-China relations could affect the standards-setting process.
Eurobites: Swisscom Edges Closer to Europe's First Major 5G Launch
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4/10/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EU 1, Qualcomm 0; WiFi-versus-5G-in-cars tussle takes unexpected turn; Telefónica targets IoT security.
The Telecoms.com Podcast: 5G, Tech Politics & Notspots
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4/9/2019  |  Post a comment
The usual suspects cast an eye over the first commercial 5G launches, political pressure on tech companies and the issue of 'notspots.'
Qualcomm Challenges Nvidia, Intel With AI Chip for Data Centers
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4/9/2019  |  Post a comment
Qualcomm is looking to capitalize on its expertise in mobile devices by building AI acceleration for the high-density, low-power constraints of modern data centers.
Google Extends Support to AWS & Azure – Wait, What?
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4/9/2019  |  Post a comment
Like the saying goes: 'If you can't beat 'em, join 'em.'
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