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TV retrans battles heat up for the holidays
News Analysis | 11/30/2020

AT&T, Dish are duking it out with broadcasters as carriage contracts near their end and potential TV blackouts loom.

Dish puts fiber into its 5G diet
News Analysis | 11/30/2020

Dish inked fiber agreements with Everstream, Segra, Uniti and Zayo in order to connect its planned 5G cell towers with the country's wider Internet backbone.

Pai preps to say bye-bye to FCC
News Analysis | 11/30/2020

Ajit Pai will step down from the FCC on January 20, paving the way for an incoming Biden administration to rework the US government agency in charge of the telecom industry.

Ericsson cranks up 5G forecast (again)
News Analysis | 11/30/2020

Due to higher-than-expected 5G take-up in China, Ericsson raises its global 5G subscription forecast from 190 million to 220 million by the end of the year.

Three UK hits reset on IT and 5G overhaul
News Analysis | 11/30/2020

COVID-19, an IT overhaul and the swap-out of Huawei equipment are all consuming the attention of Susan Buttsworth, Three's chief operating officer.

Comcast: Cybersecurity system has blocked 6 billion threats in 2020
News Analysis | 11/30/2020

Cable op started offering its xFi Advanced Security product as a free add-on to millions of customers using eligible gateways back in January.

Japan and India join forces over 5G to combat China
News Analysis | 11/30/2020

Japan and India are set to sign a memorandum of understanding to offset the growing influence of China in the country, according to media reports.

China Mobile set to launch 5G messaging by year-end
News Analysis | 11/30/2020

RCS-based platform 5G messaging, developed by the three big Chinese operators, looks set to make its commercial debut.

Trump moves to blacklist Chinese chipmaker SMIC
News Analysis | 11/30/2020

The Trump administration appears poised to add Shanghai's Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp to a list of companies linked to China's military.

Open RAN's a winner, UK decides, as it closes door on Huawei
News Analysis | 11/30/2020

The UK government is intervening in its telecom sector to a dangerous degree as it backs specific firms and technologies.

Drahi faces opposition over Altice buyout offer
News Analysis | 11/30/2020

Lucerne Capital Management outlines its objections in a hard-hitting letter to the Altice Europe board.

Eurobites: Nokia doubles down in Africa
News Analysis | 11/30/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UK explores satellite/5G combo; Apple fined by Italian regulator over iPhone claims; Saudi Telecom's CEO to step down.

Managed Wi-Fi: The Tier 2-3 MSO story
Guest Perspectives | 11/30/2020

To gain a deeper understanding of the managed Wi-Fi actions and attitudes of small and mid-sized cable operators, we interviewed 11 cable executives during Q4 2020.

Comcast preps higher rates, hidden fees for New Year's Day
News Analysis | 11/27/2020

No. 1 US cable operator plans to raise monthly rates for both cable TV and Internet service on January 1, along with its 'hidden' broadcast TV and regional sports network fees.

UK launches new regulator to go after tech titans
News Analysis | 11/27/2020

From April, the UK's new Digital Markets Unit will go after the biggest tech firms and enforce a new code about how they deal with rivals and users.

Albany Marine base to sport 'made in the USA' 5G network
News Analysis | 11/27/2020

The US Department of Defense's test network is part of a $600 million project that is intended to strengthen the US in its 5G competitiveness.

Will IIC technology save America's 5G?
News Analysis | 11/27/2020

NTIA has floated a technology called IIC that would allow US military commanders to tell operators like AT&T and Verizon when they can - and can't - use government spectrum for 5G.

India’s Airtel gets its mojo back in 2020
News Analysis | 11/27/2020

India's Bharti Airtel has significantly consolidated its position as it puts up an intense fight against Jio for market leadership.

It’s a fair FiberCop, says Europe’s competition watchdog
News Analysis | 11/27/2020

European Commission sees no problem in FiberCop's ownership structure and its absorption of Telecom Italia's last-mile network assets.

WiCipedia: Is Singapore the land of opportunity for women in tech?
WiCipedia | 11/27/2020

This week in our WiC roundup: Sometimes jobs in the White House can actually lead to good; is Singapore Silicon Valley 2.0?; validation and recognition for LGBTQ tech workers; and more.

Axiata rebounds but warns of COVID-19 pressures
News Analysis | 11/27/2020

Southeast Asian telco group Axiata has bounced back from its mid-year pandemic slump, doubling Q3 earnings on revenue growth and stronger cost management.

Huawei founder says Honor sale sets it free
News Analysis | 11/27/2020

Ren Zhengfei urges Honor employees to turn the budget brand into Huawei's biggest rival.

Eurobites: Proximus seals JV for Flanders fiber rollout
News Analysis | 11/27/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Plymouth hosts 5G marine testbed; Ericsson upgrades Mozambique's TMCEL; Swisscom spotlights 5G startups.

Orange names date for 5G launch
News Analysis | 11/26/2020

Commercial rollout slated to start December 3. Without additional 5G capacity, said Orange, current networks will reach saturation point by 2022.

ByteDance's TikTok sale gets yet another extra week
News Analysis | 11/26/2020

ByteDance has received a short extension to sell TikTok's US operations, but its real strategy appears to be to wait for the Biden administration.

Telstra A$50M fine for 'unconscionable' sales to indigenous customers
News Analysis | 11/26/2020

...and China Mobile's in trouble too.

Lumen opens edge computing center for test drives
News Analysis | 11/26/2020

As the company transitions from old-school telco to cloud edge provider, it is deploying cloud edge nodes across the US and overseas.

Swiss Salt steers steady course in Q3
News Analysis | 11/26/2020

Iliad-owned operator expresses confidence about the future thanks to 'healthy core business momentum.'

Eurobites: UK rows back on gigabit ambitions
News Analysis | 11/26/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefonica edges towards Andalusia; Nokia helps Graz cut it as a smart city; Tele2 beefs up IoT offer with Cisco.

Nokia's new CEO may face leadership brain drain
News Analysis | 11/25/2020

Several top Nokia executives are heading for the door, creating a challenge for Nokia's new CEO, Pekka Lundmark, as he works to assert control.

SK Telecom unveils next-gen AI chip, and ambitions
News Analysis | 11/25/2020

South Korea's SK Telecom has data center and AI-as-a-service ambitions for its new AI chip, 1.5 times faster than a GPU but half the price.

Going the virtual CMTS route
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 11/25/2020

New Light Reading e-book sponsored by Harmonic highlights some of the early advances made by cable operators and vendors in virtualizing the industry's access networks and expanding their capacity.

Vodafone, Másmovil tie-up speculation resurfaces
News Analysis | 11/25/2020

A Spanish joint venture is on the cards, says El Economista, but Masmovil flatly denies it's negotiating anything with Vodafone.

Huawei pivots to China's smart car market
News Analysis | 11/25/2020

A week after disposing of its low-tier handset unit, Huawei has reshaped its consumer business to target the fast-growing smart car market in the world.

Drahi forges ahead with Altice Europe offer
News Analysis | 11/25/2020

Offer for the owner of France's SFR and Portugal's MEO to run until January 21.

More Americans bundle streaming services
News Analysis | 11/25/2020

In the latest study by Parks Associates, more than three fifths (61%) of US consumers subscribe to at least two OTT services and nearly half (45%) subscribe to three or more.

Podcast: Cogent's Dave Schaeffer on building a better backbone
CxO Spotlight | 11/25/2020

Cogent, one of the world's largest ISPs, offers customers and competitors the ability to create their own global network, across its entire footprint, while paying on a per-usage basis.

Eurobites: Vodafone, Ericsson trial safe-skies tech for drones
News Analysis | 11/25/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia and A1 switch on private network for Siemens; BT and Transatel renew MVNOs partnership; TIM and Google combine on 'Voice Smart' calling.

Two Parallel Wireless founders exit to start A5G Networks
News Analysis | 11/24/2020

Rajesh Mishra, Parallel Wireless' CTO, and Kaitki Agarwal, Parallel's chief product officer, are leaving the company to start A5G Networks, which will focus on open RAN orchestration.

Startup Xcom looks to test advanced MIMO using open RAN
News Analysis | 11/24/2020

A startup backed by some of Qualcomm's former top executives is looking to test advanced MIMO technology running on open RAN specifications.

Mavenir's mobile core business hits the big time
News Analysis | 11/24/2020

Mavenir is now one of the world's five largest suppliers of mobile core networking technology, which is essentially the brain of a wireless network.

Small Quebec operator boosts bandwidth, broadband speeds
News Analysis | 11/24/2020

Cooperative de Cablodistribution de L'Arriere Pays (CCAP) has increased its top broadband speeds by 10X and HD and 4K channels by 34% after adopting Adara's bandwidth reclamation solution.

Hefty fines for UK operators flouting Huawei restrictions
News Analysis | 11/24/2020

Telecommunications Bill advocates fines of up to 10% of turnover for failure to phase out 'high-risk vendors' – and $133,000 per day for repeat offenders.

Airtel wants a new regulator to speed up fiber deployment
News Analysis | 11/24/2020

Indian service provider suggests setting up new Optic Fiber Regulatory Authority for the 'faster, transparent and economic rollout of fiber' in the country.

COVID-19 led to global mobile malware outbreak – report
News Analysis | 11/24/2020

Mobile malware saw a significant increase in the third quarter, with people spending more time on their mobiles, and Asia at the center of the outbreak.

Eurobites: Orange cozies up to AWS cloud
News Analysis | 11/24/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: KPN maps out the way ahead; Vodafone suffers German outage; MTS, Ericsson combine on private network for Russian mine.

Vodafone UK builds up IoT offering with IoT.nxt
News Analysis | 11/24/2020

The UK-based operator signals progress with ambition to take South African startup's IoT solutions global.

Tiscali gets ready to enter the FiberCop tangle
News Analysis | 11/24/2020

Broadband player prepares to activate customers on assets held by FiberCop, part of Italy's plan to create a single national network.

T-Mobile tweaks TVision for the holidays
The Bauminator | 11/23/2020

The promo that combines T-Mobile's TVision Live and Vibe packages has no specified end date and arrives amid complaints from programmers.

Dish has clear path to AWS-3 victory – analysts
News Analysis | 11/23/2020

'The market should understand that Dish and the DEs have a good chance of prevailing in court,' according to some financial analysts. At issue is billions in AWS-3 spectrum.

What's next for CSPs?
Guest Perspectives | 11/23/2020

Now that communications service providers have re-asserted their relevance, they have an unparalleled opportunity to boost their influence and involvement in the post-COVID world.

Comcast to bring broadband data plan to Fios territory
News Analysis | 11/23/2020

Operator confirms it will extend usage-based data policy and unlimited data option to its northeast division starting next year, matching up with policies already in place in the MSO's central and west divisions.

Unicom preps for Winter Olympics with mmWave trials
News Analysis | 11/23/2020

5G lacks clear business models and its performance falls short in uplink, latency, security and energy efficiency, according to China Unicom's Chi Yongsheng.

India's state-owned telco BSNL 4G tender under a cloud
News Analysis | 11/23/2020

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has told India's Department of Telecommunications that domestic vendors' bids for its 4G tender are unviable as they come in at 90% more than those from global vendors.

DataBank primps for 5G operators' edge needs
News Analysis | 11/23/2020

Following millions of dollars in investments in 2020, DataBank is planning for more than a dozen data center buildouts next year.

Eurobites: OneWeb emerges from Chapter 11, hires new CEO
News Analysis | 11/23/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: why the UK needs a Brexit data deal; Nokia lands China Mobile IoT contract; Vodafone targets net zero carbon by 2040.

Juniper and 128 Technology: WAN big happy family?
Kelsey's Grammar | 11/23/2020

Once the process of bringing 128 into Juniper amps up next year, it will be clearer how this acquisition repositions Juniper in the WAN space, and whether this move can improve Juniper's service provider business.

UEI has buyers for new Apple TV remote tailored for pay-TV
News Analysis | 11/20/2020

Charter and Altice USA among the logical candidates for a new Apple TV remote from Universal Electronics optimized for pay-TV service providers.

Congruex builds through organics – and lots of M&A
CxO Spotlight | 11/20/2020

The fiber network construction specialist, which counts Level 3 exec Kevin O'Hara as a founder, has been on a buying spree to help meet rising buildout demands among large, midsized and rural players.

Apple's key partners join India's PLI scheme
News Analysis | 11/20/2020

Apple's plans to move production of devices away from China received a boost with partners entering India through the government's Production-Linked Scheme.

T-Mobile sues San Francisco to make 5G upgrade go faster
News Analysis | 11/20/2020

T-Mobile claims San Francisco officials are not moving fast enough to approve its 5G cell site upgrades. The company's lawsuit again highlights the tensions between industry and city regulators.

Accenture snaps up Spain's Arca to boost 5G know-how
News Analysis | 11/20/2020

Addition of engineering services company aimed at enhancing Accenture's 5G network design and management pitch to enterprise clients in Spain, Portugal.

Japan's operators accused of bait-and-switch with customers
News Analysis | 11/20/2020

Japan's communications minister attacked the three largest carriers' tariffs, saying despite recent moves 'they're promising mutton but selling dog.'

Altice Europe steers steady course in Q3 2020
News Analysis | 11/20/2020

French operations see return to EBITDA growth in the third quarter after Q2 decline.

NEC jumps into UK's open RAN void
News Analysis | 11/20/2020

Buoyed by its experiences with Rakuten, the Japanese manufacturer is entering a market with few homegrown options.

WiCipedia: From military life to startup founder
WiCipedia | 11/20/2020

This week in our WiC roundup: Non-profit Girls in Tech launches a job board; making the transition from situation room to board room; ushering in a new tech agenda in the White House; and more.

Eurobites: Cellnex eyes Telefónica's towers – report
News Analysis | 11/20/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: More 5G delays in Belgium; little hope for mobile consolidation in Sweden; Virgin Media, O2 merger to be investigated by UK; Presidio buys Arkphire.

Altice, Globalstar and Viasat forsake C-band auction
News Analysis | 11/19/2020

Cable company Altice and satellite companies Globalstar and Viasat were among the 74 entities that registered interest in the C-band auction, but they are not among the final 57 qualified bidders.

Viasat seizes control of destiny in Europe
News Analysis | 11/19/2020

By snapping up the remaining 51% stake of a wholesale broadband venture with Eutelsat, Viasat will ramp up its business in EMEA amid plans to launch a high-capacity ViaSat-3 satellite for the region.

NB-IoT is still traveling nowhere fast
News Analysis | 11/19/2020

With patchy coverage, high costs and a roaming headache, the ailing IoT standard desperately needs resuscitation.

Policymakers oblige 5G satellite aspirants
News Analysis | 11/19/2020

Internet companies ranging from SpaceMobile to Lynk to Telesat are touting newly eased government positions in their quest to launch thousands of satellites into orbit.

US pay-TV gains 31K subs in Q3, thanks to OTT rebound
News Analysis | 11/19/2020

YouTube TV, Hulu and other virtual MVPDs raked in 1.5 million subs in Q3, but a top industry analyst wonders if OTT-TV providers will be exposed to sports-related, seasonal churn trends.

How and why FedEx is getting into edge computing, 5G
DanoVision | 11/19/2020

FedEx is working with Dell and Switch to build mini data centers in its facilities for edge computing. What the company might do with those resources could have implications for 5G.

Nvidia posts bumper Q3, but there may be trouble ahead
News Analysis | 11/19/2020

Buoyed by demand for gaming chips and data center tech, US chipmaker sees record revenue of $4.73bn – yet shares slide 3% on supply chain worries and Mellanox.

Indonesia vows to speed up 5G spectrum release
News Analysis | 11/19/2020

Indonesia wants to speed up its journey to 5G, but lack of spectrum is again the biggest obstacle – so far 1310MHz of a promised 2047MHz for 5G is available.

EU slow to counter market abuse by big tech – auditors
News Analysis | 11/19/2020

The EU's auditor says Brussels has been slow to tackle anticompetitive behavior by big tech firms, as Brussels and Washington pursue investigations.

Eurobites: Proximus gets in on the drones act
News Analysis | 11/19/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson upgrades CETIN's Czech network; Nokia touts 25G PON; Arcep lays down the law on FTTP line rental.

Russia's long 5G wait goes on
News Analysis | 11/19/2020

Government agencies and the military still occupy the spectrum bands that are the most economical for a 5G rollout.

Bouygues Telecom to fire up 5G on December 1
News Analysis | 11/19/2020

France-based operator raises 2020 sales guidance after reporting growth in Q3 and first nine months of the year.

Vodafone to launch open RAN in Ireland next month
News Analysis | 11/19/2020

The UK-based operator is to launch a 4G service in Ireland using open RAN products provided by Parallel Wireless and hardware partners.

New report highlights MEC drivers and how carriers will build out the edge
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 11/18/2020

SPONSORED: The findings from Heavy Reading's 'Edge Computing in Telco Networks' report show that in this early stage of the MEC market, service providers are relying on a lot of DIY with assists from vendors and platform providers.

Altice USA gives up on Cogeco
News Analysis | 11/18/2020

Operator says it won't extend a new offer after the deadline on its latest, greatest offer expires.

T-Mobile shuttering former Layer3 TV service
The Bauminator | 11/18/2020

TVision Home, the predecessor to the company's revamped, small-bundle TVision streaming service, will be shut down on December 30.

How telcos installed a RAN triumvirate they now want toppled
Morris Lore | 11/18/2020

In 2016, operators and governments waved through a merger between Alcatel-Lucent and Nokia. Now they complain there are too few suppliers.

Disney gets behind open cache tech for streaming
News Analysis | 11/18/2020

Envisioning scale that will require video streaming in the hundreds of terabits, Disney is exploring a distribution mesh that ties together CDNs, its own appliances and open caches deployed at network edges.

Ericsson CEO takes Sweden to task over Huawei ban
News Analysis | 11/18/2020

Borje Ekholm says Swedish authorities went too far in barring Chinese suppliers from 5G, but it's also in Ericsson's interests to keep China sweet.

Apple halves small business App Store fees
News Analysis | 11/18/2020

Facing lawsuits and regulatory pressure in Washington and Brussels, Apple is halving small businesses' commission on the App Store.

Purse strings loosen for 5G startups
News Analysis | 11/18/2020

EdgeQ raised $51 million. Celona banked $30 million. And they're not alone. 'Yes, there is more funding available for 5G startups than in the past,' said Amar Kapadai of startup Aarna Networks.

Dish facing $3.3B in spectrum troubles – reports
News Analysis | 11/18/2020

According to new reports, Dish Network may not get access to discounted AWS-3 spectrum licenses for its 5G efforts, following an FCC ruling on the matter.

Comcast debuts 'Watchwith' interactive livestreams on X1 and Flex
News Analysis | 11/18/2020

In partnership with Bravo's 'The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City,' Watchwith will enable viewers to interact with cast members and participate in polls that unlock exclusive clips from the reality TV series.

Eurobites: Telecom Italia Konnects with Eutelsat for 'ultrabroadband' boost
News Analysis | 11/18/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT seeks quantum 5G leap, taps Ciena's Blue Planet; Deutsche Telekom tackles 5G-powered soccer-streaming trial; MTS sees revenue rise, despite everything.

SpaceX asks India for regulatory changes for Starlink
News Analysis | 11/18/2020

Elon Musk's SpaceX wants satellite broadband approved as part of a consultation on broadband penetration, with a view to launching Starlink in India in 2021.

John Deere to use CBRS for private 5G networks in its factories
News Analysis | 11/18/2020

The company, which paid $545,999 for five CBRS priority access licenses in Iowa and Illinois, plans to roll out the technology in its factories in 2022.

Elisa, Nokia and Qualcomm trumpet 8Gbit/s 5G speeds
News Analysis | 11/18/2020

Latest milestone was achieved in Finland using mmWave spectrum in the 26GHz band.

Sponsored Podcast: Nokia's Steve Vogelsang on the service provider network evolution
Podcast | 11/17/2020

The Light Reading podcast welcomes Steve Vogelsang, the CTO of IP and optical networks at Nokia.

Why full duplex technology is suddenly hot in 5G
News Analysis | 11/17/2020

By simultaneously sending and receiving wireless signals over the same spectrum frequency, full duplex technology may dramatically improve spectral efficiency.

Podcast: Frost & Sullivan's rosy outlook for SD-WAN market
LRTV Interviews | 11/17/2020

Frost & Sullivan's Roopa Honnachari explains how COVID-19 has impacted growth in the SD-WAN and cloud services markets, plus her forecasts for growth over the next few years.

T-Mobile's network chief pours cool, but not cold, water on O-RAN
News Analysis | 11/17/2020

'O-RAN for me is interesting at this point in time, but there's a host of unanswered questions around IP, around R&D, around system integration,' said T-Mobile's Neville Ray.

Verizon does more with Android TV
News Analysis | 11/17/2020

Fetching $69.99, telco's upgraded 'Stream TV' device features Verizon's user interface and connects users to a multitude of apps, including Disney+, Netflix, YouTube TV and Hulu.

Podcast: What's the story with satellite broadband?
LRTV Interviews | 11/17/2020

This week: Jeff Baumgartner on the state of satellite broadband and what differentiates existing competitors.

Vantage Towers talks up prospects ahead of IPO
News Analysis | 11/17/2020

Vodafone's tower business spin-off sees a clear path for growth; sets aside $1.2 billion of leverage capacity 'to fund larger opportunities.'

Cato Captures $130M in VC funding
News Analysis | 11/17/2020

This brings total funding to $332 million for the Israel-based secure access service edge (SASE) provider. In addition, Cato claims the company is valued at $1 billion.

5G revenue to reach $31 trillion by 2030 – report
News Analysis | 11/17/2020

5G's global consumer market will be worth $31 trillion in cumulative revenue by 2030, $3.7 trillion to providers, predict Ericsson and Omdia.

T-Mobile's TVision competitive, not disruptive – analysts
News Analysis | 11/17/2020

Pay-TV packages from T-Mobile's new streaming service, which have caught some heat from programmers, generate a gross profit margin of about 30%, according to an economic analysis by Evercore ISI.

Big telcos speed up pace of job cuts in pandemic
News Analysis | 11/17/2020

Lockdowns are helping the world's biggest telcos to lighten the workforce load as they try to safeguard profits.

Eurobites: Huawei urges UK to rethink 5G ban now that Trump is toast
News Analysis | 11/17/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telecom Italia and Google launch AI Academy; Nokia deploys Internet gateway in Iraq; Wifinity acquires PCCW Global Networks.

Huawei offloads Honor handset unit
News Analysis | 11/17/2020

The Chinese equipment maker has confirmed the sale of its mid- to low-end device unit.

Iliad in bullish mood after Q3 revenue growth
News Analysis | 11/17/2020

Group maintains a fast pace of rollouts in France and Italy, with a corresponding impact on EBITDAal minus capex.

Bouygues Telecom taps IBM to boost enterprise 5G biz
News Analysis | 11/17/2020

Partnership to create Open 5G Lab to support the development of 5G use cases for different vertical sectors.

Broadband everywhere, for everyone? Tom Wheeler on President-elect Biden's telecom ambitions
News Analysis | 11/16/2020

Former FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler points out a few things that the Trump administration has ignored and holds out hope that the next president will get serious about broadband.

Podcast: MNJ VP on pushing UCaaS past the plateau
LRTV Interviews | 11/16/2020

In addition to examining the evolution of UCaaS, Niernberg explains how a managed approach to SASE assists enterprises in navigating the crowded market of so many security and SD-WAN vendors.

Regulators say Apple tracking code breaks EU law
News Analysis | 11/16/2020

Apple faces new complaints before German and Spanish regulators that its online tracking code in iOS devices breaks European Union data privacy law.

Masergy beefs up SD-WAN security with Fortinet cloud firewalls
News Analysis | 11/16/2020

In addition to the firewalls protecting network traffic at a packet level, Masergy is providing customers with Fortinet's secure web gateway (SWG) service for IP traffic protection at the application level in the cloud and on-premises.

Europe's Breton threatens big tech with bans, fines
News Analysis | 11/16/2020

EU's internal market commissioner talks tough ahead of releasing draft 'ex-ante' rules designed to keep large online platform providers in check.

Dish's 5G gets real: Company inks massive Crown Castle tower deal
News Analysis | 11/16/2020

The work of physically installing radios on top of cell towers is often the most expensive part of any wireless network buildout. Dish Network said it will use 20,000 Crown Castle towers for 5G.

Cisco announces intent to acquire Hungary's Banzai Cloud
Guest Perspectives | 11/16/2020

The company's second cloud-native acquisition in as many months shows it is looking to add to its development resources for cloud applications and programming.

HBO Max gains access to Amazon Fire TV devices
News Analysis | 11/16/2020

WarnerMedia is still in discussions to get the new supersized streaming service distributed on Roku players and Roku TVs.

China Telecom gets cracking on 5G standalone
News Analysis | 11/16/2020

One of China's big three service providers hits the SA milestone on its path to a cloud-network revamp.

Vodafone cutbacks lift outlook as virus hurts
News Analysis | 11/16/2020

The European telco giant is restructuring amid the pandemic as it tries to protect profitability in a low-growth market.

Minim to combine with Zoom Telephonics, rebrand
News Analysis | 11/16/2020

Minim, a Wi-Fi and security software company run by former Dyn execs, is pairing with Zoom Telephonics, a supplier of cable modems, gateways and other CPE products sold under the Motorola brand.

Eurobites: Telecom Italia builds cloud platform with Atos
News Analysis | 11/16/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange gets its tax back; OBS digitizes Tricolor's contact center; Virgin Media launches basic broadband plan for UK welfare claimants.

Vecima scooped up Nokia's cable access assets for just $4.87M
News Analysis | 11/13/2020

That acquisition, which includes products for new remote MACPHY architectures, is expected to represent an incremental revenue boost of 10% to 15% for Vecima in fiscal 2021.

AT&T: 3G shutdown won't stall connected car biz
News Analysis | 11/13/2020

AT&T plans to shutter its 3G network in the early part of 2022. But the company, and some top analysts, don't expect the action to affect many of the 40.5 million cars connected to AT&T.

Podcast: Analyst Erin Dunne's forecasts for fiber and SD-WAN markets
LRTV Interviews | 11/13/2020

Vertical Systems Group's Erin Dunne explains how organizations such as MEF are impacting the standardization of SD-WAN, and shares predictions on how the SD-WAN market might fare in 2021.

CK Hutchison to sell almost 25,000 towers to Cellnex
News Analysis | 11/13/2020

Six-country deal to push towerco's assets to over 100,000 sites, while Hong Kong group plans share buyback program.

Trump fires parting shot at China
News Analysis | 11/13/2020

US investors barred from Chinese firms deemed to have links with the country's military. China Mobile and China Telecom among the 31 blacklisted companies.

Latency 'not a major deal' for satellite broadband – HughesNet CEO
News Analysis | 11/13/2020

HughesNet's Pradman Kaul notes that 80% of traffic is for latency-insensitive video services and believes that HughesNet's economic model holds an advantage over Starlink's.

US-ByteDance dispute TikToks to an appeal
News Analysis | 11/13/2020

The Commerce Department appeals its dispute with ByteDance, day after the original deadline for the Chinese company to divest TikTok's US operations.

ServiceNow: Keeping service experience as the focus of digital transformation
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase | 11/13/2020

As communications service providers continue to wrestle with the speed and the shape of their digital transformation, Light Reading's editor in chief, Phil Harvey, and ServiceNow's GM and AVP for global telecom, media and technology, Chris Bauschka, sit down for a brief chat on the progress of digital transformation initiatives across the global telecom landscape.

WiCipedia: AR-enabled murals meld science and art
WiCipedia | 11/13/2020

This week in our WiC roundup: AR-enabled murals celebrate women in STEM; tech unicorns are lacking in female leaders; how to excel in engineering; and more.

Eurobites: Telecom Italia pushes forward on fiber
News Analysis | 11/13/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Three Ireland chooses Viavi for 5G testing; Three UK leaves stranded customers high and dry; Telia goes underground; Telenor brainstorms AI.

US telcos engage with Indian vendors for low-end devices
News Analysis | 11/13/2020

US operators like Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile are exploring replacing China's cheap handset manufacturers with Indian companies, as the trade war continues.

Huawei sets out its stall for 5.5G
News Analysis | 11/13/2020

AI, drones and fast uplinks are among the technologies that could feature in what comes next.

Rakuten prioritizes private over public cloud in RCP push
News Analysis | 11/13/2020

The Japanese company is pitching its tools and applications to other service providers and says it can satisfy demands for ownership and data privacy.

Disney+ subs soar to 73M
News Analysis | 11/13/2020

Hulu ends period with 32.5 million SVoD subs and 4.1 million customers on Hulu's pay-TV streaming service as The Mouse continues its pivot toward streaming and direct-to-consumer video services.

Cisco CEO sees positive signs ahead as the company powers through the pandemic
News Analysis | 11/12/2020

Chuck Robbins talks up a 'solid start' to the fiscal year as Cisco gains more visibility into its business. Overall revenues slipped in Q1, Cisco expects revenues to be flat or rise 2% in fiscal Q2.

Verizon explains exactly how it will make money from 5G
News Analysis | 11/12/2020

Verizon officials outlined the company's 5G buildout efforts, as well as 5G revenue opportunities spanning 5G smartphones, 5G fixed wireless services and edge computing.

Podcast: Everstream CEO on fueling fiber expansion
CxO Spotlight | 11/12/2020

CEO Brett Lindsey joins the podcast to discuss the company's strategy around building fiber networks in the Midwest.

Charter invests in CTI, takes aim at federal government market
News Analysis | 11/12/2020

Spectrum Enterprise now serves as a subcontractor for connectivity and other services to Core Technologies (CTI), one of a small group of players bidding for Enterprise Infrastructure Services government projects.

Deutsche Telekom shrugs off virus and lifts outlook
News Analysis | 11/12/2020

The German operator seems to be outperforming its European rivals and can still count on the US market for growth.

US-TikTok clock ticks as Trump forgets deadline
News Analysis | 11/12/2020

The Trump administration appears to have forgotten about its November 12 deadline for ByteDance to divest US operations of the TikTok app.

India launches PLI scheme to boost local manufacturing
News Analysis | 11/12/2020

The government has cleared the Production Linked Incentive scheme supporting 4G, 5G, next-generation RAN, IoT access, enterprise and wireless equipment.

Podcast: What's the story with Orange and TRC?
LRTV Interviews | 11/12/2020

This week: Iain Morris breaks down a deal for France's Orange to acquire a controlling stake in Telekom Romania Communications (TRC).

Apple, Google start working on 6G
News Analysis | 11/12/2020

The first 5G phones from Apple and Google are barely out of the box, yet both companies have joined the Next G Alliance to 'advance North American mobile technology leadership in 6G.'

Rakuten plots capex splurge with subs at just 1.6M
News Analysis | 11/12/2020

The e-commerce giant's telecom revolution has yet to attract many followers. That may be about to change.

Telstra restructures into service, tower and fixed businesses
News Analysis | 11/12/2020

With eye to NBN sell-off, Telstra embarks on sweeping restructure, breaking into three entities including a tower business, and reveals energy reseller ambitions.

Singtel underlying profit down 36% as COVID-19 still bites
News Analysis | 11/12/2020

Singapore-based operator continues to feel the effects of the pandemic in H1 FY21, but sees signs of 'modest recovery.'

Eurobites: Deutsche Telekom builds 5G-ready IP network with Nokia
News Analysis | 11/12/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Tele2 launches LTE-M network; BT goes large on SD-WAN; Sky chooses Amdocs for charging.

Verizon inks 'expanded and extended' MVNO deals with Comcast, Charter
News Analysis | 11/11/2020

Verizon's Ronan Dunne said the operator's new cable MVNO deals ensure that 'we're their primary provider of connectivity for the foreseeable future.'

Openet acquisition, customer cloud migrations boost revenue for Amdocs
Column | 11/11/2020

Predictably solid results are sweetened by an AWS deal expansion, making the cloud giant the preferred provider for Amdocs' internal IT transformation.

Comcast adds trimmed-down, DIY-focused video security service
News Analysis | 11/11/2020

New 'Self Protection' service features connected HD cameras along with 24/7 video recording for Comcast broadband customers with gateways outfitted with company's 'xFi' home network management platform.

128 Technology's Sue Graham Johnston: Creating a session-aware network
CxO Spotlight | 11/11/2020

128 Technology's President Sue Graham Johnston joins the podcast to explain the company's approach to improving user experience of the network with session-aware routers, and how enterprises can develop security strategies to protect their assets.

After Comcast: TiVo on the hunt for new game
News Analysis | 11/11/2020

TiVo/Xperi will turn its patent licensing focus to international markets, starting with Canada, along with a renewed focus on the growing and evolving OTT and video streaming market, exec says.

Google faces antitrust investigation in India over Google Pay
News Analysis | 11/11/2020

The Internet giant is in hot water over allegations it abused its position in the huge Asian market.

C Spire opens up about its 5G rollout
News Analysis | 11/11/2020

C Spire is using equipment from Nokia to deploy non-standalone 5G across its PCS, 700MHz and 600MHz spectrum holdings, with plans to add 28GHz in the future.

Mavenir parades 'multi-G' open RAN, cloud-native credentials
News Analysis | 11/11/2020

US supplier adds 2G/3G capabilities to its cloud-native 4G/5G converged packet core and open RAN solution; sets up 'Center of Innovation' in the UK.

5G still a technology looking for a purpose
News Analysis | 11/11/2020

There are still no consumer applications that need the higher-speed technology, and the enterprise sector could take years to develop.

Amazon abuses its market position, says EU
News Analysis | 11/11/2020

Amazon has broken EU rules by using small vendors' data to compete unfairly with them, says the European Commission following a two-year investigation.

Telecom Italia keeps shrinking
News Analysis | 11/11/2020

Europe's most dilapidated national incumbent has cut 20% of staff numbers in the last five years and is now divesting stakes in its prized assets.

Eurobites: Telia, Ericsson flick the 5G switch in Estonia
News Analysis | 11/11/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: masts still under attack, says Three CEO; Orange connects West Africa; Telefonica virtualizes the factory with 5G.

Nokia brings AI to the edge for 5G
News Analysis | 11/11/2020

Finnish vendor unveils service that allows machine learning to be deployed at the edge for automated network fixes.

Cable shifts from 'irrelevant' to 'aggressive' in mobile
News Analysis | 11/10/2020

The companies once labeled 'irrelevant' by T-Mobile's former CEO are now accounting for roughly 8% of the industry's new mobile subscribers. And they're not stopping there.

FuboTV set to bet on online wagering as subs spike to 455K
News Analysis | 11/10/2020

OTT-TV service says Q3 2020 was its strongest quarter yet amid the return of live televised sports.

New ATX CEO ready to ride cable's next wave
CxO Spotlight | 11/10/2020

Dan Whalen joins cable network-focused supplier as operators begin to beef up the upstream and embark on significant HFC network upgrades.

Huawei sells Honor for $15.1B – report
News Analysis | 11/10/2020

Consortium of buyers, including tech investment firms backed by the government of Shenzhen, agree on a deal for the Chinese supplier's budget smartphone business.

6G sounds a lot like 5G, but it could spell upheaval
Morris Lore | 11/10/2020

What should customers and the telecom industry expect as the industry starts preparing for its next generation?

Microsoft's Airband initiative shifting focus amid leadership change
News Analysis | 11/10/2020

Paul Garnett is no longer heading up Microsoft's Airband initiative, a move that coincides with the company's shift in focus to expand broadband in urban as well as rural areas.

COVID-19 has driven international traffic 47% higher – TeleGeography
News Analysis | 11/10/2020

The Internet 'bent but did not break,' research firm concludes.

Asia's Uber Grab leads $100M funding round in LinkAja
News Analysis | 11/10/2020

Asia's ride-hailing unicorn continues move into payments and banking, becoming minority investor in the Indonesia-based e-wallet and mobile money provider.

Eurobites: Swedish court allows Huawei back in the 5G game
News Analysis | 11/10/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson announcement prompts shares plunge; Telia launches FWA 5G in Norway; France's OVH strikes cloud deal with Google.

CableLabs, SCTE/ISBE ink letter of intent to combine
News Analysis | 11/9/2020

Proposed agreement, which would make SCTE a subsidiary of CableLabs, will be voted on by SCTE/ISBE members on December 10.

Comcast, TiVo bury the hatchet
News Analysis | 11/9/2020

Companies ink a long-term patent license deal that puts an end to years of nasty litigation.

T-Mobile, Verizon, U.S. Cellular laud 5G fixed wireless
News Analysis | 11/9/2020

T-Mobile plans to launch its 5G fixed wireless Internet service next year. And the operator isn't the only one with high hopes for the technology.

The Slingbox era nears its end
The Bauminator | 11/9/2020

Word that the pioneering video 'place-shifting' device is being discontinued, with plans to render all Slingboxes interoperable in two years, comes many months after the manufacturing of Slingboxes was halted.

DoD's 5G ambitions face steep, but not impossible, odds
News Analysis | 11/9/2020

President Trump fired the Secretary of Defense who signed off on a 5G spectrum-sharing project. What that means, alongside a likely President Biden, remains unclear.

Heavy Reading's Sterling Perrin on network slicing, edge needs for 5G applications
LRTV Interviews | 11/9/2020

Heavy Reading's Sterling Perrin and Light Reading's Phil Harvey recap the recent 5G Transport & Networking Strategies symposium, and they discuss network slicing in transport networks, how Verizon is handling its 5G traffic and how the increasing importance of edge computing is shaping optical networking technologies and spending.

DT and SKT to open 5G tech shop in challenge to vendors
News Analysis | 11/9/2020

German and South Korean service providers spot an opportunity to pioneer the development of 5G repeaters.

A1 Austria hands private 5G role to Nokia
News Analysis | 11/9/2020

New services deal for campus networks underlines the close relationship between the two companies.

Intel deal gives MaxLinear a big boost
News Analysis | 11/9/2020

More than half of the chipmaker's record $156.6 million in Q3 revenues came from the acquisition of Intel's home connectivity unit that develops silicon for Wi-Fi and DOCSIS modems and gateways.

SoftBank, the Nasdaq whale, swims back to profits
News Analysis | 11/9/2020

Despite losing $1.3 billion in a tech stock buying spree, Masayoshi Son's conglomerate profits after big tech stakes and a Chinese startup's IPO.

Zoom settles with FTC for fibbing over encryption
News Analysis | 11/9/2020

Zoom agreed a settlement with the US Federal Trade Commission over complaints it misrepresented the security of its videoconferencing platform to users.

Apple puts Taiwanese supplier on the naughty step
News Analysis | 11/9/2020

Petragon on probation until it has corrected violations of Apple's supplier code of conduct.

Where Dish Network is going in 5G, and how it will get there
News Analysis | 11/9/2020

Dish Network is set to join AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile in operating a 5G network. Here are the executives, vendors and government-mandated timeline it's using.

Dish execs wary of T-Mobile's TVision threat
News Analysis | 11/9/2020

As fresh OTT-TV competition enters the picture, Dish added 116,000 total pay-TV subs in Q3 as Sling TV bounced back with 203,000 additions, offsetting a loss of 74,000 satellite TV customers.

Orange vamps up as DT's Romanian fixed assets change hands
News Analysis | 11/9/2020

French operator pays euro 268 million ($318 million) for a business that will support its regional 'convergence' strategy.

Eurobites: Deutsche Telekom zeros in on homeworkers
News Analysis | 11/9/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ucell opts for Nexign on billing; Proximus does deal with Citymesh; Telecom Italia joins government broadband voucher scheme.

New report demonstrates the role of the edge in the data-driven network
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 11/9/2020

SPONSORED: The findings from Heavy Reading's 'Edge Computing in Telco Networks' report show that security, latency and the move to vRAN are key drivers for edge computing factors in the telco environment.

NTT CMO: How to 'adjust and be agile' during a rebranding
Kelsey's Grammar | 11/6/2020

In part two of this series, Ruth Rowan emphasizes the importance of keeping the 'why' for a rebranding front and center, as well as how to minimize confusion and improve the employee and customer experience.

Dish pushes first live 5G network to Q1 2021
News Analysis | 11/6/2020

Dish now expects to have some small, preliminary markets deployed in Q1 2021, and a major market up and running by Q3 2021, and remains 'on track' to meet its FCC buildout obligations.

Angry investors sue Apple over earnings call
News Analysis | 11/6/2020

Apple faces a federal class action suit arguing it hid shrinking Chinese iPhone demand, costing pensions funds and other investors billions.

Nokia breaks the French connection as CMO quits
News Analysis | 11/6/2020

Barry French will leave his job as chief marketing officer at the end of the year, he reveals in a LinkedIn update.

AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile exceed expectations amid pandemic
News Analysis | 11/6/2020

T-Mobile reported 689,000 postpaid phone net customer additions during the third quarter, while AT&T notched 452,000 and Verizon posted 283,000.

Infinera in optimistic mood after solid Q3
News Analysis | 11/6/2020

Optical/IP technology specialist beats analyst estimates with Q3 results.

If elected, Biden should keep net neutrality in its coffin
Morris Lore | 11/6/2020

An attempt to resurrect the issue would be fantastic for lawyers and rule makers but an expensive distraction for everyone else.

KT sees operating profit fall on flat revenue, higher costs
News Analysis | 11/6/2020

South Korean telco KT Corp has recorded a sharp fall in operating profit in a quarterly result salvaged only by an accounting change.

Viavi fiscal Q1 delivers 'all-time record' in OSP segment
News Analysis | 11/6/2020

Optical security and performance products buoyed by strong 3D sensing demand star performer, field instrument recovery anticipated as 5G rollout accelerates.

Locast has achieved operational sustainability, chairman says
CxO Spotlight | 11/6/2020

The non-profit broadcast TV streaming service has reached 1.7 million users nationwide, with enough donors on board to pay the bills, pay down debt and to help fund expansion, David Goodfriend says.

WiCipedia: How to be a better ally
WiCipedia | 11/6/2020

This week in our WiC roundup: Black and Latina women create pipelines to break into tech; trans workers flock to the tech industry; how to level up your allyship practice; and more.

Eurobites: Huawei cranks up European propaganda push
News Analysis | 11/6/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: MTS chooses Canonical's Charmed OpenStack; ETNO doesn't like German proposals on metadata use; Swisscom's eSIM tech makes damn fine cups of coffee.

T-Mobile eyed as 'the next big thing'
News Analysis | 11/5/2020

T-Mobile's financial results exceeded Wall Street expectations 'by a mile,' according to some financial analysts. The situation may position T-Mobile to take a commanding lead in 5G.

Cable One targets AT&T's DSL pullback
News Analysis | 11/5/2020

Cable op also notes that CBRS spectrum won at auction is for Wisper Internet, a Cable One-backed fixed wireless ISP.

Comcast to test mobile, fixed operations in C-band ahead of auction
News Analysis | 11/5/2020

Comcast said it wants to 'evaluate coverage, throughput and mobility of equipment and facilities' in C-band spectrum ahead of the FCC's December auction of licenses in the band.

IBM assembles telco gang to go after 5G cloud biz
News Analysis | 11/5/2020

IBM assembled 35 companies, ranging from Nokia to Cisco, to underpin its new 'Cloud for Telecommunications' offering for 5G network operators.

Discovery CEO gives TVision some static
The Bauminator | 11/5/2020

David Zaslav questions whether T-Mobile's new service has the right to package Discovery's top channels in TVision's $10 per month 'Vibe' streaming service.

American Tower's $3.5B InSite purchase highlights sky-high tower values
News Analysis | 11/5/2020

American Tower's new deal comes with 'high sticker shock,' but it reflects the long-term value investors see in the ownership of towers amid a 5G rollout.

Three eyes €10B towers sale to Cellnex in risky move
News Analysis | 11/5/2020

The full divestment of its infrastructure assets would turn the service provider from landlord into tenant.

Blank-check company circles AT&T's struggling DirecTV – report
News Analysis | 11/5/2020

A special purpose acquisition company run by former Citigroup banker Michael Klein is reportedly interested in buying a stake in AT&T's satellite TV business.

NTT CMO: Rebranding a telco requires cultural sensitivity
Kelsey's Grammar | 11/5/2020

In this Women in Comms mentor spotlight, CMO Ruth Rowan shares the challenges and lessons learned as she led the charge in rebranding dozens of tech companies across multiple countries.

New CommScope CEO gets loads of time to formulate a 'reset'
News Analysis | 11/5/2020

Chuck Treadway, who took the reins last month, has until Q3 2021 to assess and present his long-term plan for the company, board chairman says.

SKT earnings soar 44% on back of media, security businesses
News Analysis | 11/5/2020

South Korea mobile leader SK Telecom has posted a 44% spike in third-quarter earnings, driven once again by non-core businesses.

Heavy Reading's Gabriel Brown on open RAN and network slicing
LRTV Interviews | 11/5/2020

Light Reading's Mike Dano and Heavy Reading's Gabriel Brown recap the first day of the 5G Transport & Networking Strategies symposium and discuss topics including network slicing and open RAN.

A closer look at Verizon's curious CBRS spectrum purchases
News Analysis | 11/5/2020

Verizon's CBRS spectrum purchases stretch across a variety of US markets. But the operator did not purchase spectrum in its most congested markets, according to Tutela.

India's Jio attracts $1B investment in its fiber assets
News Analysis | 11/5/2020

The attention may be shifting from mobile to fixed broadband in India's telecom sector.

Gunslinging Liberty Global counts on takeovers for revival
News Analysis | 11/5/2020

Saddled with debt, the cable company is still losing customers in two markets and faces mounting infrastructure rivalry in the UK.

Eurobites: TIM, Inwit combine on small cells for 5G boost
News Analysis | 11/5/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: CityFibre announces GB pound 1.5 billion investment; Telefonica spins out digital mental healthcare provider; Arcep's 5G observatory.

Apple wrestles with pre-Christmas iPhone chip shortage
News Analysis | 11/5/2020

With Christmas stockings to fill with iPhone 12s, Apple wrestles with coronavirus-disrupted supply chains, plus Huawei hoarding, in the scarce chip market.

Qualcomm surges on 5G hopes
News Analysis | 11/5/2020

Chipset manufacturer said its investments in 5G 'are coming to fruition.'

VEON extends decentralized strategy to CTO role
News Analysis | 11/5/2020

Emerging-markets operator has appointed CTOs at individual country level to drive market-specific digital strategies.

Stressing out about the network
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 11/4/2020

SPONSORED: How are the carriers adapting to address the network stressors brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic? They are simplifying, automating and aiming for the fully virtualized, cloud-native network.

Race update: For every ten US 5G customers, there's one Chinese 5G basestation
DanoVision | 11/4/2020

China's telecoms regulator counts fully 600,000 5G basestations in the country. Meantime, one analyst firm has recorded sales of just 6 million 5G phones in the US this year.

Rakuten Mobile tries to woo customers with more price cuts
News Analysis | 11/4/2020

Virtualized network operator scraps fees for contract sign-up and number portability in a bid to stimulate demand.

SoftBank chief warns of industry resistance over DoCoMo merger
News Analysis | 11/4/2020

The company is heavily reliant on NTT's optical fiber network and worried competition may be distorted.

Eurobites: O2 fortifies London's 4G network
News Analysis | 11/4/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Enea touts network data layer breakthrough; Inmarsat moves billing to the cloud with CSG; Cambridge Consultants takes to the skies.

Kuwait's telco Zain sees Iraq and Sudan fortunes improve
News Analysis | 11/4/2020

Middle Eastern telco giant Zain expands its Kuwait and Saudi Arabia 5G coverage and unveils a data park to build cloud business.

Cellnex towers over European telecom as net loss widens
News Analysis | 11/4/2020

The Spanish company's footprint has grown tenfold since 2014 and its buying spree goes on, but investors look happy.

Jio faces Airtel battle as Vodafone Idea struggles
News Analysis | 11/4/2020

Two of India's operators are scrapping over customers while its third private-sector player remains in the doldrums.

Is open RAN a protectionist scam?
News Analysis | 11/4/2020

A pick-the-winners approach seems to be taking shape in several big markets. That and some questionable operator interventions could work out badly.

Standalone security: MEC and DDoS implications
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 11/3/2020

SPONSORED: Successful investment and execution strategies in this distributed world will hinge on the ability to integrate a flexible mix of fixed, virtualized and containerized multi-interface solutions at the edge.

SpaceMobile's 5G from space touted as 'a game changer'
News Analysis | 11/3/2020

NASA, T-Mobile and Verizon are among the companies fretting over SpaceMobile's plans to beam 5G from satellites. But AT&T thinks the whole thing could be 'a game changer.'

Comcast, Walmart in smart TV talks – report
The Bauminator | 11/3/2020

Per the terms being discussed, Walmart would promote smart TVs running Comcast software and get a cut of recurring revenue, the WSJ says.

Charter to hike fees for broadband-only and broadband/streaming subs
News Analysis | 11/3/2020

Increase of $5 per month won't apply to Charter customers who bundle broadband with the operator's traditional pay-TV service.

AT&T mulls selling big stake of its entire pay-TV biz – report
News Analysis | 11/3/2020

Following recent reports of low-ball bids for its satellite TV unit, AT&T is looking to sell off a sizable minority stake of its DirecTV, U-verse and streaming pay-TV operations.

Hopes fade for a cell tower boom
News Analysis | 11/3/2020

Companies like Crown Castle and SBA Communications still expect to derive growth from catalysts like Dish Network's 5G plans and the C-band auction. But the timing remains somewhat unclear.

Podcast: Vonage on unified communications in a 'contactless world'
LRTV Interviews | 11/3/2020

Vonage's Jay Patel shares UC customer use cases where Domino's Pizza and Siemens are utilizing capabilities such as Vonage's Voice and Video APIs.

Huawei says Romania and Poland bans violate EU law
News Analysis | 11/3/2020

Huawei argues moves by Romania and Poland to exclude it from their 5G infrastructures breach EU guidelines, hinting at a possible legal challenge.

Casa Systems charges into uncharted territory
News Analysis | 11/3/2020

Network vendor reached a 'major turning point' in Q3 2020 as revenues from Casa's fixed telco and wireless business overtook its core cable business for the first time, CEO Jerry Guo says.

China aims to drive down 5G power cost
News Analysis | 11/3/2020

Tighter price controls, energy reforms and supplying basestations directly from the grid could help to lower expenses.

KKR wades into Filipino telecoms tower market
News Analysis | 11/3/2020

Global investment group plans to exploit the newly liberalized telecoms tower market in the Philippines.

Eurobites: Ericsson gets Telia RAN gig in Lithuania
News Analysis | 11/3/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson completes Cradlepoint acquisition; BT takes 5G to university; Nokia faces knock-back in patents battle with Lenovo.

TVision is a slick platform, but content mix will need to evolve
The Bauminator | 11/2/2020

T-Mobile's new OTT-TV service is a good start, but will likely need to morph and change if it's to generate mass appeal.

Dish Networks turns on first 5G test site, taps Intel for silicon
News Analysis | 11/2/2020

Dish Network said it will use Intel's Xeon Scalable Processor, Ethernet 800 Series network adapter, vRAN Dedicated Accelerator ACC100 and FlexRAN software reference architecture.

Optus devours MVNO partner Amaysim for $176M
News Analysis | 11/2/2020

The MVNO acquisition, plus the launch of digital brand Gomo, marks a concerted Optus push into 'budget-friendly' markets.

Mavenir gets reality check as IPO is delayed
News Analysis | 11/2/2020

One of the open RAN frontrunners has blamed 'market volatility' for the postponement of its IPO plans.

Dan Whalen snares top spot at ATX Networks
News Analysis | 11/2/2020

Whalen, an exec late of Adtran and CommScope, succeeds Charlie Vogt as CEO. Whalen takes over as ATX looks to elevate its role in HFC network upgrades.

Dish Network signs up for US military's 5G plans
News Analysis | 11/2/2020

Dish Network is offering the US Department of Defense a dedicated slice of its planned 5G network, as well as ways for the DoD to deploy services in its own spectrum holdings.

Open RAN will be mostly rural until 2023 – Comba
News Analysis | 11/2/2020

The emerging technology lacks the feature set of traditional gear, says one of its developers.

Britain invented the web but lags adopting tech
News Analysis | 11/2/2020

UK businesses are lagging badly in adopting new tech ranging from 5G to IoT, viewing it as a cost and not an investment, a YouGov and BT survey says.

Ooredoo recovers slightly in Q3; CEO to retire
News Analysis | 11/2/2020

Operator sees improved performance in most markets during Q3, and announces the appointment of a new group MD.

Vodafone UK to swap big part of Huawei for open RAN
News Analysis | 11/2/2020

A pledge to use open RAN at 2,600 UK sites will present various technical challenges but marks the biggest commitment yet by a brownfield player in a developed market.

Private equity firm snaps up Astound Broadband for $8.1B
News Analysis | 11/2/2020

Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners is teaming with Patriot Media to nab Astound, a service provider conglomerate includes RCN, Grande Communications, Wave Broadband and enTouch.

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