The US Justice Department sues Google in its biggest antitrust action in 22 years, accusing it and Apple of a multi-billion-dollar secret deal.
Fueled by a return to field installations, Fios Internet sub adds of 144,000 in Q3 smashed expectations even as Verizon continued to shed Fios video subs. Meanwhile, the telco remains pumped about 5G Home.
China's largest mobile operator adds 44 million '5G package customers' during Q3, but not enough to prevent ARPU slippage.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telenor wields axe; Sky comes to UK high street's rescue; NGMN gets excitable about 6G.
Nokia to deploy standalone 5G core in Ericsson's backyard, while the Swedish vendor wins RAN deals in Sweden and Estonia.
A new report from Opensignal shows that 5G users in the US consumed an average of 16.5GB in September, far more than 4G users.
Performance and profitability metrics seem to vindicate a decision to compete aggressively for Chinese 5G business.
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Qualcomm to challenge Marvell, Broadcom, Intel and Xilinx in bid to build chipsets for macro cell towers, and possibly expand silicon options for open RAN equipment vendors.
But the subscription streaming giant expects to add 6 million subscribers in Q4 and finish 2020 by eclipsing 201 million subs worldwide.
According to some, 6G will support a wide range of science fiction-type services. But others are warning against getting sidetracked by 'shiny objects syndrome.'
Cisco has given its ISR and ASR routers a refresh with the Catalyst 8000 series to provide connectivity and security features in the data center, branch and edge.
John Stankey wonders if streaming platforms wield too much power as HBO Max struggles to gain entry onto Roku and Amazon Fire TV devices.
US operator and Finnish vendor will make joint pitches to Asian and European firms developing their own local networks.
Transforma Insights forecasts that over 150 million cellular devices will be connected to on-premises private networks by the end of 2030.
Ryan, the head of Pluto TV, takes the reins of new group as ViacomCBS reorganizes its streaming activities ahead of the early 2021 launch of Paramount+, the successor to CBS All Access.
US chip giant will use transaction proceeds to invest in AI, 5G and edge networks.
Sweden has taken a firm line against Huawei and ZTE in its 5G spectrum auctions starting in November.
Today's hardline approach has been a long time coming.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: ITV sets up streaming unit; VEON invests in ShopUp; Arm takes wraps of latest design.
Now that COVID-19 has prompted a broad, probably long-term shift to more remote working, it's time to upgrade residential broadband networks with business-class management platforms.
A number of big names are stepping up to bid in the FCC's upcoming C-band auction, an auction that some expect to raise an astounding $51 billion in bids.
The 3GPP's Release 17 – expected to collect the next big batch of 5G technologies – might not hit the market until 2022, almost a year behind schedule.
India's only pure-play 4G service provider, Reliance Jio is planning to introduce a 5G smartphone below INR5,000 ($68) within a year, according to media reports.
Verizon will acquire 17 Bluegrass Cellular retail stores, the operator's network assets – including cell towers, cell site equipment, switch equipment and spectrum – and 210,000 customers.
Latest deal comes after moves for Mist Systems and Netrounds and is aimed largely at strengthening Juniper's presence in the SD-WAN market.
NASA has given Nokia Bell Labs and Houston-based Intuitive Machines $14.1B to prepare to set up a 4G network on the moon.
Comcast intros new offering in response to a pandemic that has forced big businesses to ensure their expanding group of teleworkers can securely connect to corporate networks.
Light Reading's Iain Morris and Kelsey Ziser discuss highlights from last week's BBWF event, including Telefonica's approach to fiber buildouts.
The German operator has put its considerable muscle behind what could be Europe's answer to Facebook's Aquila and Google's Loon projects.
Europe's biggest economies are not among the signatories to a letter urging EU bigwigs to tackle 5G 'disinformation' on health risks.
The operator is taking advantage of the iPhone 12 launch to undercut its big rivals.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Covage reaches 1 million homes with fiber in France; Vodafone tries open RAN in the Netherlands; Nokia lauded for managed services ability.
A new report from Juniper Research sees 5G accounting for 44% of operator revenue by 2025.
Gestion Audem, the family-owned company with majority voting rights in the Canada-based operator, said it has unanimously rejected Altice USA's revised, unsolicited bid for Cogeco.
Edge computing promises to reduce users' latency speeds. And now, some operators are not only addressing the space but seeking revenues from the sale of low-latency services.
European trade association 'denounces' bans on Chinese suppliers based on geopolitical reasons.
How are AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile faring in terms of market share? And what should the market expect from them in the third quarter? Some analysts break it down.
The Light Reading podcast welcomes Mike Zeto, SVP of Boingo's global strategy and emerging businesses, to discuss private networks as an opportunity for both service providers and enterprises.
Adding a streaming option for broadband-only customers, RCN, Grande and Wave are offering the TiVo Stream 4K to customers who take speeds of at least 100 Mbit/s paired with a price cut on Sling TV.
China's top legislature is set to pass an Export Control Law expanding government controls over tech exports, copying a similar US measure in May.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EE offers immersive soccer coverage; France and the Netherlands want to tame tech titans; Telia goes climate neutral.
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Uber to invest a total of $150m in the new joint venture, which will incorporate SKT's existing mobility business.
Build rates need to increase four-fold to meet a 2025 gigabit target and there is still no detailed plan for covering hard-to-reach areas.
T-Mobile is on its way toward covering 100 million people with speedy midband 5G this year. And its 5G services are up to 25% cheaper than those from AT&T and Verizon.
A new artificial intelligence platform from chipmaker Nvidia promises to reduce bandwidth usage in video conferencing down to one tenth of the H.264 standard.
The idea of using small, distributed booster amplifiers to overcome the power issues presented by 1.8GHz upgrades is gaining traction, but remains a topic that's ripe for debate.
Thumbing its nose at Washington's 'Clean Network' campaign, Seoul says it's up to private companies which suppliers they choose.
State secretaries Cédric O and Mona Keijzer join forces to propose ways of reducing the power of 'gatekeeper' platforms.
Zoom announced all its users can access end-to-end encryption from next week, and unveiled 'Zapp' apps in an attempt to grow into a platform.
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Ryan Ding, head of Huawei's carrier business, has criticised China's 5G, saying the world's biggest rollout lags behind others – in particular South Korea.
Open source has yet to have a noticeable impact on telecom, and it is increasingly mixed up with anything that claims to be open.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange cozies up to OPPO, provides connectivity for seniors' devices; Nokia draws on analytics for COVID-19 temperature testing; come friendly fiber, fall on Slough.
COVID-19 delaying the 5G spectrum sale in India till 2021 may benefit Indian service providers looking for time to get their houses and networks in order.
Overall streaming penetration has flattened out, but relatively new services such as Disney+ and Apple TV+ could see momentum slow as year-long, free promotions near the finish line.
AT&T's promotions around the new iPhone are far more aggressive than those from Verizon and T-Mobile. Indeed, one analyst warned that it's the most aggressive promotion ever.
Indian operator hopes partnership will slash costs and open up new revenue opportunities.
Yogesh Malik joins a growing list of senior executives who have left the emerging-markets operator since 2018.
Huawei unveils AI-powered connectivity to untangle network complexity for carriers and enterprise.
Broadband World Forum panelists say it's important to get the types of network efficiencies that hyperscale companies like Google, Facebook and Amazon have.
Fixed wireless providers in locations ranging from LA to Arkansas are rolling out new services in order to connect students and others to the Internet amid a pandemic.
The National Advertising Division retracts original decision stemming from a challenge by AT&T. Comcast was set to appeal decision focused on claim that it provides the 'best in-home Wi-Fi experience.'
Battling US sanctions, Huawei is selling its low-budget Honor unit in a $3 billion deal, giving up on being the world's biggest smartphone maker.
Orange launches international arbitration proceedings against Iraq after a regulator seized its $400 million stake in Kurdish mobile operator Korek Telecom.
Finnish equipment giant will run its IT systems from the public cloud as it looks for ways back to profitability.
'Today's cable operators are becoming tomorrow's mobile operators,' Cisco's John Chapman says.
The iPhone maker dangles another overpriced trinket in front of the worshipful, and this one may genuinely disappoint.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica reshapes roaming unit; Swiss detects endpoints; Brits turn to video-streaming services to ease pandemic pain.
According to iPod and iPhone luminary Tony Fadell, Menlo Micro's new product 'is already triggering massive cross-industry upheaval.' It's initially targeted at the 5G sector.
Apple's newest iPhones will support nationwide 5G connections on Verizon's network, but 'the experience [between 4G and nationwide 5G] is similar,' warned Verizon's Bill Stone.
Masergy and VMware have launched new secure remote access services under the umbrella of their SASE platforms.
From its pricing plans to its support of Verizon's millimeter wave 5G strategy, Apple had plenty to say during its iPhone 12 unveiling.
Metrics suggest Airtel and Vodafone Idea are not going to respond to Jio's latest tariff move.
Commscope cuts off a piece of Comcast's next-gen network biz while Vecima and Technetix connect on a product/sales deal focused on distributed access architectures.
Lumen Technologies' Mike Benjamin joins the Light Reading Podcast to discuss the state of cybersecurity, threats such as ransomware, and attacks on IoT devices.
Taiwan proving something of a 5G stamping ground for the Finnish vendor.
Enrique Blanco says a fiber investment program will set his business up for the next 30 to 50 years.
Citing the 'rapid success' of Disney+, company says the reset of media and entertainment unit is designed to accelerate The Mouse's direct-to-consumer strategy.
National approaches to spectrum distribution regarded as a key obstacle to 5G development at European level.
China's CBN joins the game, but will the new mobile entrant survive?
China will have 170 million 5G smartphones by year's end, pushing the world's total to a higher-than-expected 260 million.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EE rolls out more 5G in; UK buyers of new iPhone may live to regret their purchase; Ericsson demos spectrum-sharing innovation with China Telecom.
The new 'Next G Alliance' will focus on the 'full lifecycle' of 6G, including research and development, manufacturing, standardization and market readiness.
Keith Cowan, formerly of Sprint and BellSouth, joins Rivada as its new chief development officer amid Congressional investigations into the company's focus area.
Show demo provides a glimpse of how emerging bandwidth-eating apps will take advantage of the multi-gig network.
Verizon and its partner Amazon Web Services currently have 5G edge compute centers in five cities with plans to expand that to ten locations by year-end.
Mid-split and high-split upgrades will beef up HFC's upstream, but fiber competition is pushing the MSO to give a closer look at DOCSIS 4.0 and the industry's broader '10G' initiative.
Reports from Japan's NGB Corporation and Germany's IPlytics indicate China's Huawei and Qualcomm and Intel in the US contribute the most technologies to Wi-Fi 6.
Japan's disruptive mobile network operator takes the Rakuten Communications Platform on the road to Saudi Arabia.
Light Reading's Alan Breznick and Jeff Baumgartner recap the highlights from last week's Cable Next-Gen Digital Symposium.
Supplier joins ATX Networks in pursuing a cable amplifier business that Cisco is leaving up for grabs as cable operators mull 1.2GHz and 1.8GHz spectrum upgrades.
It's no surprise that the Finnish vendor of network equipment thinks 5G will be a very big deal.
Operators and consumers are waiting on Apple to release its first 5G-compatible device.
Cloud platform Twilio, hot on the heels of acquiring SendGrid, now is buying the customer data platform Segment too.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: new CEO for MTN's Liberian unit; telecom engineers honored for pandemic efforts; Vodafone brings Wix on board for SMEs.
Swedish investor EQT is said to be in early talks on a possible deal, but obstacles to a takeover may prove tough to overcome.
Facebook confirmed that it launched an 'experimental satellite designed to test ways to improve broadband connectivity,' but said it has no desire to provide services.
According to new findings from Tutela, Rakuten's 4G network in Japan supports 16.16Mbit/s download speeds, which is around 9 Mbit/s slower than the company's competitors.
Futuristic demonstration at virtual Cable-Tec Expo will represent 'a next generation of science' and provide a 'real statement for the industry,' says Mark Dzuban.
The Spanish giant's new openness to infrastructure-investment partnerships, announced as part of a Group reorganization late last year, seems close to bearing fruit in Germany.
A combination of AMD and Xilinx would position AMD to more directly challenge Intel in the telecommunications market, including 5G.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Swisscom claims world first with 50Gbit/s demo; Vodacom Lesotho appeals against fine and license withdrawal; MTN in TIP run.
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The latest numbers are also a concern for Jio, even though it was the only operator to report subscriber growth.
French operator is putting a firm 'premium' stamp on its 5G offer with large inclusive mobile data bundles, one of which is an unlimited plan.
Orange and Proximus will replace Huawei by 2023 in a further setback for the embattled Chinese vendor.
'Thousands' of jobs at risk as AT&T looks to cut costs by up 20% as the pandemic continues to ravage the entertainment biz, according to The Wall Street Journal.
The US Defense Dept. is awarding a huge sum to more than a dozen companies to help create 'the largest full-scale 5G tests for dual-use applications in the world.'
Cisco's previously announced restructuring appears to be getting underway, and 5G isn't expected to be affected. Other areas may not be so lucky.
President Trump was required to submit 'an implementation plan to the 5G national strategy' by Sept. 23. However, NTIA officials now say it won't be ready until the end of October 2020.
DOCSIS 3.1 and upstream spectrum upgrades will provide plenty of capacity runway to cable ops, but 'we cannot take our foot off the gas,' Cox's Jeff Finkelstein says.
Samsung said it recorded significant jumps in its overall operating profit and sales, which many attributed to gains in 5G and share from Huawei.
Crossing milestones on the path to '10G,' Comcast says the trial is running on a live production, 'all digital' HFC network in Jacksonville using remote PHY digital nodes and a virtualized CMTS.
The new mobile technology is at last starting to have a positive impact on results for some operators.
As European telcos' share prices tank, London hedge fund Toscafund makes a £1.1 billion ($1.42 billion) buyout offer for TalkTalk.
One of the shining lights in the nascent open RAN space opts to file for an IPO.
UK-based operator says it saved 100 gigawatt hours (GWh) of energy in three years.
CommScope's new 'migratable' distributed access device can operate in both remote PHY and remote MACPHY configurations as cable operators continue to explore what path their future HFC networks will take.
Broadcom, Intel, MediaTek, Murata, Qorvo and Samsung are teaming to make it easier to develop 5G products. But Qualcomm is conspicuous in its absence.
Stephane Richard nips into his home office to warn the industry about growing technical debt and urge closer collaboration.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson modernizes Airtel's Kenyan network; Arm exec promises 'firewalls' to protect customers' interests after Nvidia takeover; hydrogen fuel cell provides backup for European tower site.
Defence Committee report says Chinese government threats would justify tougher action against the vendor.
A disagreement among Trump appointees over 5G has engulfed everyone from the FCC to the DoD. 'Our government is a mess,' concludes one financial analyst firm.
While the pandemic appeared to slow the growth of cable business services in the second quarter, industry experts forecast expansion for business services in the third quarter.
ExxonMobil wants to open up its supply chain, and edge compute solutions are key to the strategy.
The pandemic may have slowed the overall rate of growth of cable business services, but it has also presented opportunities to ramp up new products and services, says Comcast Business exec Bob Victor.
Spending on major architectural overhauls has declined this year because of the pandemic as many cablecos have defaulted to performing quick network upgrades and meeting urgent bandwidth capacity demands.
Dell'Oro Group's Mauricio Sanchez says security is still an emerging business area for Juniper but that the company is well positioned there and looking to expand.
US lawmakers released a scathing report calling for the government to curb the market power of Big Tech 'monopolies' after a 16-month investigation.
Dito CTO says the company built 859 basestations by mid-September and aims to complete at least 2,000 by year-end.
Two prominent standards bodies have come together to prevent a technical divergence that might have been costly.
Deutsche Telekom and Telefónica Deutschland add fiber to their long-running wholesale fixed access agreement.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EU weighs in on telco data retention; Ericsson still well in at Bharti Airtel; Orange's IoT tech keeps tabs on gas tanks.
But AT&T is reportedly still pushing forward with a plan to unload its struggling satellite TV division despite opening round bids of less than $20 billion, well below the $49 billion paid in 2015.
Ericsson's top researcher painted a 6G picture that involves a 'full sense experience' complete with sights, sounds and haptics that would create multisensory experiences.
Sales of 5G subscriptions spiked during August in South Korea, which some analysts said helps to support 'our positive view on the industry.'
With a 5G auction already postponed until next year, the question is whether India decides to run both a 4G and a 5G sale at the same time.
Whole-home Wi-Fi specialist introduces new offering tailored for service providers that features Wi-Fi 6 hardware and a mix of network analytics and security features.
Operator's networks strategy boss names a batch of radio vendors with products that are ready to be used.
Proceeds from sale of Telia Carrier to Polhem Infra will be used to help strengthen the operator's balance sheet.
Taiwan Mobile has become the latest Asian operator to double down on its 5G network investment.
As network operators increasingly compete in mobile gaming, EE and Vodafone now offer users the UK's top mobile gaming experiences, says a new study.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: new boss for Imagination Technologies; Vodafone supplies 5G for UK connected-cars trial; Facebook versus Belgium.
The 'year of 5G' has come and gone a few times now, but it's clear that 4G continues to play the role of workhorse while 5G stands only as the showhorse.
The open RAN software developer can justify the hype and the Rakuten investment, says its head of strategy.
US District Court Judge orders tech giant to cough up in cybersecurity patent dispute with Centripetal. Cisco says it will appeal.
Internet giant is facing a backlash in one of the world's largest communities of startups over app store rules.
The radio access network is nothing like lasagne or spaghetti but exactly like the sandwich business. Obviously.
Rakuten's mobile losses are 'proving much higher than we anticipated,' according to some financial analysts. What that means for Dish Network's 5G ambitions is unclear.
Dish's Ergen is forming a SPAC called CONX to raise $1 billion for deals in telecom, tech or media, 'including the wireless communications industry.'
Yuen Kuan Moon, head of consumer business and chief digital officer, has been named successor.
Light Reading Cable/Video Practice Leader Alan Breznick and Light Reading Senior Editor Jeff Baumgartner preview two cable-related symposiums happening this week, on Tuesday, October 6 and Thursday, October 8. They're all digital this year, as we've had to say goodbye to Broadway while staying safe during the pandemic. Tuesday's program will focus on cable business services and Thursday's program's focus shifts to emerging cable network architectures.
Along with an ongoing de-emphasis of other older technologies, AT&T's DSL sale stoppage enters the picture as AT&T amplifies its focus on fiber-fed and wireless broadband services.
China's cloud business is growing quickly, but its biggest player remains in the shadow of US rivals.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Three ponders masts sale; TIM, Ardian finalize terms of Inwit deal; MTN Zambia bolsters backbone with ZTE.
TalkTalk CEO says next three to six months 'are critical' as operator continues to seek long-term fiber deal with Openreach.
In this blog post, Broadband Success Partners' Davis Strauss discusses how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the commercial market and how businesses can cope.
The US Postal Service Office of Inspector General argued that the agency's 31,000 facilities nationwide could play a major role in 5G and edge computing.
Shentel is looking to cover up to 15,000 households this year with fixed wireless Internet equipment from Nokia that can be upgraded to 5G.
Bharti Airtel launched the Security Intelligence Center with an investment of INR1000 million, and Airtel Secure, cybersecurity for enterprise customers.
As a part of Rakuten, the US software company has been thrust into the open RAN limelight.
Demand for broadband Internet is at an all-time high. And some providers like AT&T, Windstream, Verizon and Frontier appear to be responding as a result.
Annual Huawei security report again highlights Huawei's ongoing software engineering shortcomings.
Seventy-eight percent of businesses adopting IoT say it was key to their lockdown continuity, with 67% increasing the pace of IoT due to the pandemic, says a new study.
New Flexible MAC architecture specs will give cable operators options as they disaggregate elements of next-gen networks that will pump out multi-gig speeds and support low latencies and enhanced security.
If you thought smartphone patent wars were already messy then it could be a whole lot worse now that a pile of different industries are looking to harness 5G and other technologies.
At least the French sale of 5G spectrum avoids the excesses seen in Italy and Germany.
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Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia cleared of profit-warning perfidiousness; BT clears out of Latin America; ETNO wheels out survey findings to prompt more 5G evangelism by governments.
T-Mobile is offering Vivint smart home services in some markets, according to Wave7 Research, while Verizon is bundling Amazon smart home offerings into 5G Home.
New, faster Wi-Fi extenders are also being made available to the cable operator's technology and product syndication partners.
Multinational conglomerate Honeywell is joining the likes of Ford, Microsoft and Hitachi in the pursuit of private wireless network tests using 5G technologies.
Charles 'Chuck' Treadway succeeds the retiring Eddie Edwards and takes the helm following the integration of Arris, a company-wide focus on 5G and the need to get a grip on CommScope's struggling CPE business.
The Telstra move has sparked discussion about whether 5G is a direct competitor to NBN.
A shareholder in Altice Europe said Drahi's buyout offer significantly undervalues the company.
AWS claims new serverless system is 1,000 times faster than relational databases and one tenth the cost.
The Centre for Policy Studies has weighed into the 5G debate with some highly questionable findings.
Technologies never roll out as quickly as expected. Barriers to implementation arise, exuberance turns to pragmatism and numbers are restated. Not so with 5G.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Elisa goes with Nokia for 5G RAN; Colt chooses SSE for 100G action; Proximus fires up eSIMs; Enea acquires Aptilo.