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Taoglas Co-CEO Predicts Bright Future for Cellular 4G IoT Devices
News Analysis  | 
10/31/2019  |  Post a comment
Antenna firm co-CEO sees a solid market for 4G LTE IoT tech.
Google's Joshi: 5G Opportunities Will Be Huge for Women in Comms
LRTV Interviews  | 
10/31/2019  |  Post a comment
Prajakta Joshi says 5G deployments will provide huge opportunities for women in comms.
Biggest Nuclear Disassembly Plant in US to Test Private LTE Network
News Analysis  | 
10/31/2019  |  Post a comment
The Pantex plant in Texas plans to test a private LTE network that can use drones for connectivity – the move underscores the growing opportunity around private wireless networks.
The Mysterious Case of the Improving iPhone
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10/31/2019  |  Post a comment
Apple's iPhone 11 is virtually indistinguishable from the iPhone XS, but CEO Tim Cook has been 'thrilled' by the response to it in the run-up to Halloween.
Chinese Operators Start Selling 5G at a Big Discount
News Analysis  | 
10/31/2019  |  Post a comment
China Mobile is selling 5G at a 30% discount to 4G – and that's just one of the reasons that 5G in China could expand far more quickly than in the US and elsewhere.
Telstra's Network & IT Transformation – Becoming a Software-Centric Organization
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
10/31/2019  |  Post a comment
For the Australian incumbent, reskilling an entire workforce is the route to a successful network and IT transformation.
Cord-Cutting Bloodshed Worsens in Q3
The Bauminator  | 
10/31/2019  |  Post a comment
The hemorrhaging of the US pay-TV industry isn't just bad. It's scary bad. Happy Halloween, everyone!
BT Takes Cash Flow Hit With 5G Launch
News Analysis  | 
10/31/2019  |  Post a comment
The UK telecom incumbent is on track to meet full-year targets but faces growing investment challenges and pricing concerns.
SK Telecom Gets a Slight 5G Bump
News Analysis  | 
10/31/2019  |  Post a comment
The impact of 5G in South Korea should offer some encouragement to operators that are just launching the technology.
Podcast: Gadget Zombies & Ghoulish Tech Flops
The Philter  | 
10/31/2019  |  Post a comment
Videophone zombies. Disappearing phones. Moaning mobile services. Glass that makes your skin crawl. Don't be afraid. It's the Light Reading Podcast Halloween Special!
Eurobites: Eir Turns On 5G, With Ericsson Assist
News Analysis  | 
10/31/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Swisscom on the down-slope in Q3; T-Systems forges blockchain link with Malta; Telia bankrolls Finnish fiber rollout.
Qualcomm Adopts DT's nuSIM Tech for Its 9205 IoT Modem
News Analysis  | 
10/31/2019  |  Post a comment
The companies say the nuSIM tech will reduce power and space requirements for IoT devices.
Apple-Led Coalition Takes Pro-US Stance in 6GHz Battle Against Ericsson, Huawei
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10/31/2019  |  Post a comment
A group of US-based tech companies is accusing Ericsson and Huawei of trying to delay WiFi 6 by asking the FCC to include the 6GHz spectrum band in an ITU study.
Boingo's CEO Eyes the In-Building Opportunity for 5G
LRTV Interviews  | 
10/30/2019  |  Post a comment
Boingo, which manages WiFi and cellular networks inside large venues around the country, is preparing to enter the 5G world, CEO Mike Finley explains.
AT&T Lowers Unlimited Pricing, Promises 5G Details Later This Year
News Analysis  | 
10/30/2019  |  1 comment
AT&T reduced the cost of its cheapest unlimited plan by $5/month, following a similar move by Verizon just three months ago.
ACE to Crack Down on Password Sharing
News Analysis  | 
10/30/2019  |  Post a comment
Taking up a cause championed by new member Charter Communications, the studio- and distributor-backed legal consortium will now try to get a handle on unauthorized access to content.
Apple's 5G iPhone Plans May Be Getting Clearer
News Analysis  | 
10/30/2019  |  1 comment
A new report indicates that Apple could release three new iPhones next year that all support 5G across spectrum bands ranging from 700MHz to 28GHz.
Nokia Hires 350 R&D Experts to Fix 5G Problems
News Analysis  | 
10/30/2019  |  Post a comment
Finnish vendor is under pressure to reduce 5G product costs after choosing expensive components and being let down by a supplier.
HBO Max to Launch in May 2020, Start at $14.99/Month
News Analysis  | 
10/30/2019  |  1 comment
WarnerMedia has set a goal to sign up 75 million to 90 million HBO Max subs worldwide, including 50 million in the US, by 2025. A cheaper, ad-supported version will debut in 2021.
Operators Starting to Face Up to 5G Power Cost
News Analysis  | 
10/30/2019  |  Post a comment
The cost of running new 5G networks in parallel with older systems could be huge, according to the latest research.
Eurobites: Digital Realty Digests Interxion for $7.15B
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10/30/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia goes cloud-native in Tunisia; European operators look at blockchain for roaming settlement; Masmovil enjoys soaraway third quarter.
AT&T & Verizon Are Stingy on Capex, Despite 5G Deployments
News Analysis  | 
10/30/2019  |  1 comment
AT&T reduced its capital expenditure from $23 billion this year to $20 billion next year, and Verizon also reported capex figures lower than some analysts expected. What does that mean for 5G? That's unclear.
Verizon Certifies Nordic Semicon IoT Module on Its LTE Network & Developer Program
News Analysis  | 
10/30/2019  |  Post a comment
Devices using the chipset will be running on the network by the end of year.
How US Operators Could Use RCS to Try & Take Back Messaging
News Analysis  | 
10/29/2019  |  1 comment
Rich messaging has come a long way since it was first introduced by the GSMA in 2008 as a replacement to legacy short messaging services.
PlayStation Vue to Shut Down
News Analysis  | 
10/29/2019  |  1 comment
Sony's OTT-TV service will close its doors on January 30, 2020, blaming rising programming costs, heated pay-TV competition and a general decision to 'focus on its core gaming business.'
US Broadcasters Move to Squash Locast's Counterclaims
News Analysis  | 
10/29/2019  |  1 comment
Group involving ABC, NBCU, Fox and CBS urge the court to dismiss Locast's counterclaims and instead focus on what they view as a 'wholesale violation of the Copyright Act.'
Can Ajit Pai Split the C-Band Baby for 5G Victory?
DanoVision  | 
10/29/2019  |  Post a comment
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has a difficult decision to make about exactly how to auction C-Band spectrum for 5G. Hanging in the balance are potentially billions of dollars.
Frontier Hops Into Cable's Ad Canoe
The Bauminator  | 
10/29/2019  |  Post a comment
Telco is the first non-owner, non-cable operator to tap into Canoe's dynamic ad insertion platform for VoD.
China Operators Head Into 5G With Lackluster Results
News Analysis  | 
10/29/2019  |  Post a comment
China's telcos will be hoping 5G provides some uplift after reporting another set of weak results.
The Telecoms.com Podcast: UK Coverage, Monetizing 5G & Nokia
LRTV Documentaries  | 
10/29/2019  |  1 comment
Scott and Iain from Light Reading are joined by returning special guest telecoms analyst William Webb this week.
Eurobites: Orange Bruised in Spain as Africa Delivers
News Analysis  | 
10/29/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UK poised to let Huawei remain; Telecom Italia plans digital renaissance; EE beats Vodafone in Birmingham.
Harmonic's 'Cable OS' Deployment Nears the 1M Modem Mark
News Analysis  | 
10/29/2019  |  Post a comment
Aided by its Comcast deal, Harmonic sees a 20% surge in the number of devices being served by its virtualized converged cable access platform.
India Court Decision a Massive Blow for Telcos
News Analysis  | 
10/29/2019  |  Post a comment
Indian authorities say telcos owe them another $13.9 billion in various fees. The bill could drive one player out of business.
T-Mobile Preps 600MHz 5G Launch, Expects Sprint Deal to Close in Early 2020
News Analysis  | 
10/28/2019  |  Post a comment
T-Mobile touts another solid quarter as company remains confident the Sprint merger will get done early next year.
FCC Moves Toward Ripping Huawei, ZTE Equipment Out of US Networks
News Analysis  | 
10/28/2019  |  Post a comment
The FCC moved forward on a proceeding that would ban some US telecom companies from purchasing equipment from Chinese suppliers. The agency also proposed ripping existing Chinese equipment out of US networks.
AT&T Bows to Some Elliot Management Demands
News Analysis  | 
10/28/2019  |  Post a comment
CEO says he won't leave in 2020, but AT&T is looking for new CEO candidates in the longer term.
T-Mobile Joins AT&T, Verizon in Targeting First Responders
News Analysis  | 
10/28/2019  |  Post a comment
T-Mobile is offering new pricing plans specifically for first responders such as state and local law enforcement and firefighters. However, Sprint, AT&T and Verizon already offer discounts to those kinds of users.
China's ZTE Regenerating, but Still Smaller Than It Was
News Analysis  | 
10/28/2019  |  Post a comment
The Chinese vendor's profits have recovered after it was struck by fines and trade sanctions last year, but its sales remain smaller than in 2016.
Ho Hum! Another Blah Quarter for Fios
Breznick Unbound  | 
10/28/2019  |  4 comments
Verizon's fiber-based broadband and video platform chalks up sluggish data sub gains with so-so video sub losses once again in its Q3 earnings report.
AT&T Loses 1.3M Video Subs in Q3
News Analysis  | 
10/28/2019  |  Post a comment
Company believes Q3 represented 'peak' video subscriber losses as company prepares to launch lower-cost AT&T TV platform and its new HBO Max subscription VoD streaming service.
Nokia's 5G Chip Choice Leaves It Exposed
News Analysis  | 
10/28/2019  |  1 comment
Weak profitability at the Finnish vendor's fledgling 5G business leaves it vulnerable to a market share grab by its main European rival.
SKT, Kakao Settle Rivalry in $260M Share Swap
News Analysis  | 
10/28/2019  |  Post a comment
The South Korean companies have settled what was at times a bitter dispute with a share swap and promise to collaborate.
Eurobites: VEON Lands Digital Dynamic Duo
News Analysis  | 
10/28/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: ARM extends helping hand to Huawei; Kellner's empire grows; Ofcom plots next 5G auction.
Ericsson Looks to Clear Policy, Logistical Roadblocks to US 5G
News Analysis  | 
10/28/2019  |  1 comment
Ericsson's Niklas Heuveldop said he's trying to shift the company's focus in the US from just selling equipment to removing obstacles for the company's customers in general.
AT&T to Pitch HBO Max to Its 10M HBO Subs for No Extra Charge – Report
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10/28/2019  |  Post a comment
That will help prime the pump for WarnerMedia's new streaming service when it launches next spring and works toward a less expensive, ad-supported iteration of the OTT service, Reuters said.
Verizon CEO Says Fixed 5G Will Grow in 2020
News Analysis  | 
10/25/2019  |  3 comments
Verizon's Hans Vestberg says the company's remodeled '5G Home' product is poised for a resurgence in the second half of next year.
Charter Evaluating CBRS Spectrum Auction
News Analysis  | 
10/25/2019  |  Post a comment
'It's a pretty valuable piece of spectrum' that's working well in trials, Charter CEO Tom Rutledge says.
From NFV to Cloud Native – 4 Key Themes
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
10/25/2019  |  1 comment
Four key themes emerged from a recent HPE and Intel reception, 'From NFV to Cloud Native: Future Proofing Your 5G investment.'
Unlocking the 5G Core
LRTV Documentaries  | 
10/25/2019  |  Post a comment
Verizon and Sprint execs weigh in on what will change in mobile networks – and what's possible – when moving from a 4G to 5G network core.
Arizona WISP Plans LTE Expansion Using 3.5GHz CBRS Spectrum
News Analysis  | 
10/25/2019  |  Post a comment
Mile High Networks is one of a handful of cutting-edge firms that is using LTE over CBRS to deliver broadband services to rural residents.
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