The data center specialist expects total revenues for 2021 to range between $6.6 and $6.7 billion, a 10% to 11% increase since 2020.
The auction made roughly 200MHz of spectrum available, but 50MHz was reserved for smaller bidders. Rogers doled out the largest amount of cash, with total bids of around $2.6 billion.
Gary Bolton, president and CEO of the Fiber Broadband Association, discusses the newly launched Optical Telecom Installation Certification (OpTIC) program, a new training and certification curriculum for fiber techs in North America.
Not all of that action showed up in the Q2 numbers, but Casa is seeing operator interest head toward next-gen projects such as distributed access architectures, virtual CCAPs and 'high-split' upstream upgrades.
Amazon's rocketing growth has come down to earth as people leave home, but its AWS and ads businesses are climbing sky-high.
Huawei's new smartphones won't have 5G. Instead, they will use Qualcomm chips to connect to 4G networks. It's a shocking turnabout for a company that was just last year the world's biggest smartphone vendor.
Strides made in revenue and adjusted EBITDA. Iliad submits a non-binding offer for UPC Poland.
French billionaire pursues his goal of becoming a leading telecoms player in Europe with a euro 3.1 billion offer.
Overall cable sales activity decelerated in Q2 2021, but Charter still managed to deliver another 400,000 broadband subs and tack on another 265,000 mobile lines in the period.
Telefonica sees net debt dip 30% between tower sales and O2-Virgin. Latin America suggests it can actually earn money, not just sell family silver.
This week in our WiC roundup: Nearly half of women feel they are overlooked for promotions; there's a new CEO in robot-land; and what it's like being the only girl in class.
Albert Lew, director of product line management from Juniper Networks, joins Light Reading Editor Phil Harvey to discuss some of the key strategy considerations when it comes to 5G security.
AT&T outpaced T-Mobile in postpaid customer additions, and Dish Network plans to shift its business away from T-Mobile. But in response, T-Mobile raised its customer and financial growth expectations.
To realize this pursuit, operators must explore and understand the benefits of streaming, optimize their backends for streaming and pursue low-latency techniques and capabilities.
Samsung Electronics has ridden the chip shortage to deliver boost earnings and revenue despite a fall in handset sales.
The UK incumbent nonetheless continues to make quiet progress in trimming costs.
Facebook recorded its fastest growth in five years, but iOS has yet to bite, and politicians increasingly blame it for vaccine misinformation.
Under a plan crafted by Nokia's former CEO, satellite provider Inmarsat plans to come down to Earth and build terrestrial, private 5G networks in places like ports, straits and airports.
The Kaseya ransomware attack is the latest in a trend of bad actors working together to target the supply chain.
Comcast and NBCU execs insist that the relatively new streaming service can scale up and succeed without M&A, but left the door open to partnerships that can push global distribution.
Spain remains the group's problem child in Q2, as group revenue growth accelerates and core profits stabilize further.
The draft of the broadband section of the new infrastructure bill seems to show that Congress is gently moving the goalposts on what qualifies as an adequately served broadband community.
Broadband gains also fueled the addition of 280,000 mobile lines in Q2, a quarterly record that sent Xfinity Mobile's grand total past 3.38 million lines.
The UK operator is likely to have jettisoned its cable network by the late 2020s as it embarks on a big full-fiber rollout.
Learn about key considerations and success factors for O-RAN Service Management and Orchestration (SMO) and RAN Intelligent Controller (RIC) implementation, and how Juniper is addressing the problem of network slicing in 5G networks.
The Finnish equipment maker's share price soars in Helsinki after it lifts guidance on a strong set of results.
Qualcomm has begun touting its IoT business, which posted $1.4 billion in revenues during Qualcomm's most recent quarter, a figure that's up 83% from the same quarter a year ago.
On the mobile side, Altice USA remains happy with its T-Mobile deal, but is keeping an eye on the MVNO market amid the new Dish-AT&T deal and revised agreements Comcast and Charter have cut with Verizon.
T-Mobile's prepaid brand is offering a free 5G phone and unlimited 5G data services for $25 per month, or roughly half of what Dish's Boost Mobile charges.
Demand for the high-speed technology is fueling take-up of its latest iPhone, according to CEO Tim Cook.
Juniper experienced growth of 8% year-over-year, but the pandemic's impact on manufacturing and availability of hardware components such as silicon chips continues to ripple throughout the telecom industry.
CEO hails record half-year growth for German operator since E-Plus merger in 2015.
Little not to like for shareholders as tech behemoth surpasses analyst expectations again and bags $16.5 billion net profit.
Fiber-fed telcos and ISPs anticipate funds for big broadband buildouts, but they'll be challenged by competing technologies, incumbent dominance and an ever-widening digital divide.
Based on publicly available data from edge computing companies ranging from Verizon to Amazon to Google to EdgeConneX, there aren't more than a few dozen computing locations across the entire US.
Though government-backed broadband programs tend to be larger than many expect, they also 'take longer than you think,' says Carl Russo, who has just added the title of chairman.
The Italian phone incumbent is still losing mobile customers despite its launch of 5G services, and it is running low on assets to sell.
Su Jing clears desk, gets sent for further 'training,' after suggesting autonomous cars will inevitably cause road deaths.
Colt says Remote Access provides users with secure access to their business data and applications, based on their role or profile, from any location.
A newly reported settlement between the state and telecom trade associations likely puts to rest an effort to require broadband providers in New York to offer a $15 tier of service.
MediaTek, which is locked in an increasingly contentious battle with rival Qualcomm, this week raised its 2021 annual revenue growth target from around 40% to above 45%.
The US chips giant has named Qualcomm as the first customer of its new foundry business, raising questions about a conflict of interest.
Driven by rising programming costs, the move follows a price increase for new Sling TV customers introduced in January and the expiration of a one-year price guarantee that took hold last July.
China's tech crackdown continues to roll on, this time targeting edutech and anti-competitive behavior by Internet firms.
The Dutch incumbent manages to beat earnings estimates yet again and maintains its 2021 forecast amid rising fiber costs.
The industry is aflutter about the souped-up version of 5G, but everyone else should curb their enthusiasm.
BT's 'multi million pound' investment in cyber risk specialist will allow it a much more proactive role within organizations, says Omdia analyst Adam Etherington.
Lumen's Mike Benjamin joins the podcast to provide insight into a new remote access trojan, and explain who and what the bad actors were targeting.
That clean up includes letters to almost 200 RDOF auction winners, including Elon Musk's Starlink, that could result in withdrawals of funding for areas already served with broadband.
Dish upgrade from MoffettNathanson's Craig Moffett holds that a new long-term network service agreement with AT&T reduces the risk of a Dish bankruptcy while also giving Dish critical time to build its 5G network.
Some lobbyists have urged policymakers to define broadband as at least 100 Mbit/s upstream and downstream. But there are indications those requirements might be loosened - paving the way for wireless.
Reports say Correos is on the verge of launching an MVNO and also plans to offer fiber and local cloud storage services.
Private equity company Stonepeak agreed to buy Lumen's Latin American business for $2.7 billion. Whether that deal will pave the way for Lumen to sell its US-based DSL business to Apollo remains to be seen.
Snapchat and Twitter both smash Q2 expectations, as Twitter's ad shakeup finds its sweet spot and both platforms concoct new plans for e-commerce.
Last week's telecom news highlights included some spectrum auction and siesta news from Spain, an update on how Verizon moved forward with a fabulous, free 5G phone promotion, and you'll find out what US city took a gamble on building a network that covered 65 square miles with broadband in just 45 days.
While the government worries about RAN diversity, UK operators have become heavily reliant on Ericsson for their 5G cores.
Components makers are in the design phase, but ATX plans to reveal its 1.8GHz product roadmap this fall with a mix of line extenders, multi-port amplifiers and, possibly, a booster-type amp, CTO Jay Lee says.
Nick Read underlines shareholder value message on presentation of Q1 results, exploring options to make African money transfer platform a separate legal entity and allowing 'inorganic opportunities' going forward.
'I think I've only been on three major service provider calls this week,' said Intel's Pat Gelsinger. 'They are really starting to look at those deployments at scale.'
As the dust settles on the new Dish Network deal with AT&T, it's clear that some Dish customers will still need new phones, and that Dish's erstwhile partner T-Mobile stands to lose billions of dollars.
India's Supreme Court rejected the appeal by telcos, including Vodafone Idea, to rectify the 'errors' in the Adjusted Gross Revenue calculations.
With an increased focus on broadband, Consolidated now touts AT&T TV, FuboTV and Philo among its featured streaming TV partners, and hinted at more streaming partnerships to come.
Low interest rates have fueled a flurry of telco deals and listings in Australia and New Zealand.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: how phone signals help sell houses; Proximus joins 25GS-PON MSA massive; Sky adds HDRUHD to sports coverage.
China sets 5GC pace, but overall mobile core network is expected to grow at a much slower rate over the next five years.
A small number of companies, most of them based in America, now play host to critical systems used globally.
Crown Castle said it plans to construct just 5,000 small cells during 2021 and another 5,000 during 2022. That's half what it had previously planned to do.
Low-key low-band auction over in a day. Sum raised barely up above reserve price.
This week: Paul Gaske, EVP and GM of North America at Hughes, on how the company is meeting demand for faster broadband with a new $600 million satellite, why he disagrees that fiber is "future proofed" and more.
Venk Mutalik, a Comcast engineer, developed 'XMF,' a monitoring system powered by spectrum analyzer chips used in ROADMs. XFM reduces the time to pinpoint fiber cuts from two hours to about 90 seconds, Comcast says.
According to EXFO, Viavi has been chasing a merger between the two since November, when Viavi offered to acquire EXFO at $4.75 per share. EXFO just rejected Viavi's latest offer of $8 per share.
Ericsson reckons the in-vogue technology concept will be a 'fundamental' part of 6G, opening another Pandora's box for the mobile industry.
AT&T added a massive number of new mobile customers to its network in the second quarter, just as the ink dried on its new MVNO agreement with Dish Network and its core network agreement with Microsoft.
New subscribers to Hulu's SVOD/pay-TV combo will soon be able to sign up directly from Flex, a streaming platform that Comcast tailors to its base of broadband-only customers.
Company claims nearly 80% of new fiber broadband adds are new AT&T broadband customers. Meanwhile, AT&T's pay-TV losses have slowed as company nears the spin-out of DirecTV.
Vodafone's former tower owner Vantage Towers, which spun off in March, met Q1 revenue targets as more European telcos look to do the same with theirs.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Private 5G? Ericsson and Three are milking it; Sterlite buys Clearcomm; EE gets an A* from RootMetrics.
Baicells, CommScope, Ubicquia and Terranet Communications built an LTE network covering 65 square miles of the city of Las Vegas, offering speeds up to 35 Mbit/s.
CommScope has developed a multi-component, low-latency platform based on the CableLabs specs designed to work with its own modems, gateways and network gear, as well as with DOCSIS products from other suppliers.
Big Toronto-based cable, wireless and media company saw overall revenues and net income rise in Q2 for the second straight quarter as COVID-19 restrictions gradually ease across Canada.
Slumbering in the afternoon, Spaniards can rest assured they will not be called by their operators.
'Verizon had waited as long as they could, but when it was clear that AT&T was hell-bent on continuing the promotion regardless of the cost, Verizon had no choice but to match them,' wrote MoffettNathanson.
The US government has charged a DigitalBridge board member for allegedly obstructing justice, making multiple false statements and acting as an unregistered foreign agent for the United Arab Emirates.
Orange Silicon Valley COO Gabriel Sidhom examines how the dynamic between hyperscalers and traditional service providers is changing.
Verizon shed another 62,000 Fios TV subs in Q1, but those losses were offset by a gain of 92,000 Fios Internet customers and a boost in adoption of 1-Gig speed tiers.
The Scandi operator plans to reduce the number of IT suppliers from 29 to just four as part of its latest transformation program.
Streaming giant views gaming as a new content category and an area similar to its expansion into original films, animation and unscripted TV.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson and MediaTek upgrade the uplink; Three UK overstates its 5G case; Prysmian is back to court.
The patent-pending Performance Edge service is aimed at assisting home workers, SD-WAN, SASE and MPLS customers in improving their broadband performance by reducing packet loss.
Regardless of the assessment by UK cyber experts, the Chinese vendor's nationality is sufficient to condemn it.
Surprise departure of CTO and company broadband segment leader Morgan Kurk arrives as CommScope pushes ahead with a review of the company's full business.
Despite multi-billion-dollar losses, military coups and spats with aggressive shareholders, the Norwegian operator is still enthused by markets to the east.
China's march to semiconductor independence hits another hurdle: bankruptcy of one of the biggest state-backed chip companies, Tsinghua Unigroup.
Comcast Business Mobile currently allows small and midsized businesses to add up to ten lines to their account, but plans are in motion to expand that to 20 lines in Q1 2022.
Operator also offering its 4K-capable Android TV 'Stream' player to broadband-only subs on other speed tiers for an additional $5 per month.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone expands NB-IoT network in the UK; post-flood recovery in Germany; latest on Max Schrems versus Facebook.
The Swedish vendor loses out in the 5G contract just awarded by China Mobile, but there is good news for its Finnish rival.
New network services agreement, worth at least $5 billion to AT&T over a span of ten years, also sparks chatter that the deal could be a precursor to a possible Dish-DirecTV combo.
Fiona Graham and PacketFabric CEO Dave Ward discuss the innovation that network-as-a-service (NaaS) is bringing to the telecom landscape, why telco providers are embracing it and how NaaS will play a key role in 5G.
Launched out of stealth in 2019, ECSite is a software-as-a-service (SaaS) business disrupting the telecom infrastructure industry through automation.
As consumers drive the demand for more high-quality content without delay, service providers must keep moving 'the edge' of their content delivery networks closer to consumers.
Highly regarded for the success of his digital strategy at Turkcell, Kaan Terzioglu is trying to repeat the same feat across one of the world's largest telco groups.
Group revises 2022-23 revenue and EBITDA guidance upwards on back of Serie A distribution deal with streaming provider. Downgrades 2021 EBITDA forecast due to 'overall market impact' of delayed public funding measures to support digitalization.
Another front has opened up in the Pacific telecom cold war, with the Australian government to fund Telstra's acquisition of debt-laden Digicel Pacific.
Ahead of Q2 earnings report this week, AT&T released numbers Friday showing DirecTV's subscriber losses abating as AT&T seeks to line up financing for its spinoff deal with TPG Capital.
The market is booming on the back of ever-growing data consumption and legal data localization requirements - as Google announces a cluster of data centers.
Zoom buys cloud call center business Five9 for $15 billion, eyeing a new market for its Zoom Phones and Rooms.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: GSMA, UN call on central African governments to help with e-commerce; Telefonica does short-form video deal; ADVA advances in Q2.
Bell Canada says it's 'shifting critical workloads' to Google Cloud, which has also nabbed the UK's Vodafone and Spain's Telefonica.
Following its merger with Zoom Telephonics, a rebranding and an uplisting to the Nasdaq, Minim has set its sights on adding customers worldwide and pursuing new markets, President and CMO Nicole Zheng says.
AT&T offers two lines of business in the edge computing space: AT&T Network Edge (ANE) and AT&T Multi-access Edge Compute (MEC). Google and Microsoft play prominent roles in the offerings.
'The Executive Branch fully supports industry's development of open RAN while recognizing the importance of maintaining a full suite of solutions offered by incumbent vendors,' the NTIA explained.
Next-gen boxes integrate Google Assistant far-field voice technology, enabling Sky Brasil subscribers to navigate entertainment content on their TVs hands-free.
South Korean and Japanese operators sign MoU to explore new business applications for 5G and strengthen collaboration on 6G tech.
This week in our WiC roundup: Women work harder to get fewer promotions; female AI leaders gather and GSD; Instacart gets a Facebook alum; and more.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: how to break through the '5G noise' in Europe; Revolut now worth GB pound 24 billion; Alexa to the rescue?
Intel's reported move for GlobalFoundries is the latest sign of realignment in the global semiconductor business.
What could be Intel's largest ever acquisition would put the company higher up the food chain among chip producers, but it would still lack the tech edge held by Taiwan's TSMC.
The Swedish equipment vendor has told investors to plan for a significant reduction in its Chinese market share.
The Finnish operator says the pandemic has had a limited impact on its business.
Verizon said it would buy Ericsson's 5G MIMO C-band, lowband and millimeter wave (mmWave) solutions as it works to expand its speedy 5G network across the US.
JMA Wireless has so far pumped $52 million into its new 5G manufacturing facility that's scheduled to open in December. It represents 'a perfect storm of competitive opportunity,' says JMA's Bill Plummer.
In yet another nod to the video streaming era, Charter and ViacomCBS signed a multi-year deal covering carriage of the conglomerate's broadcast TV stations, cable networks and streaming services.
Congress allocated roughly $2 billion for US operators to rip out equipment from Huawei and ZTE from their networks. Once the gear is removed, it's hammer time.
A bid to diversify the market for suppliers could leave Europe's 5G sector with fewer networks.
The telecom industry may need to change the way it thinks and talks about 5G.
This week: Dominic Marcellino, director of strategy and business development at Kajeet, on the company's new connectivity pilot program in Williamsburg, Virginia, and the ins and outs of providing wireless services to students and communities.
Taiwanese chip manufacturer eyes production expansion in US, Japan to meet growing demand. Signals automotive chip shortages will ease.
NTT's Tim Wade explains the process of creating a digital twin of the Tour de France, and how NTT's approach to data capture and analytics has changed since the service provider started digitizing the race in 2015.
What if we looked at the recent telco cloud deals through Roseboro-tinted glasses?
Kuwait-based group sees signs of improvement with growth in most of its operations during Q2.
Exec John Caezza expects many initial upstream upgrades to center on 'mid-splits' as the industry grapples with some of the technical and operational challenges associated with more significant 'high-split' moves.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: ETNO uses climate-change hook for regulatory plea; music-streaming economics still suck for musicians; Allot lands central European deal.
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AT&T said its lowband 5G network now covers 250 million people. Meantime, the operator said it plans to expand its mmWave 5G network to new indoor locations.
The number of US mobile customers planning to switch to a new provider is reaching record levels. And the purchase of a new iPhone might just be the catalyst for them to make a change.
Amid an open RAN 'showcase' designed to highlight US companies in the space, the FCC's acting chairwoman proposed naming new testing facilities in Boston and Raleigh.
Mexico's America Movil sees Q2 profits double, as it addresses lumbering debts by spinning off its towers and selling its US operations to Verizon.
Broadband access vendor says more than 100 service providers globally have now adopted its Combo PON technology for fiber networks since the product's June 2020 launch.
The UK telecom incumbent does not expect to provide a near-nationwide 5G service until 2028, and yet it seems to be moving faster than the competition.
High demand for mobile Wi-Fi routers, a near 7% jump in mobile contract subscribers, and much stronger handset sales give cause for optimism. Roaming, too, is creeping back.
Says latest acquisition will shore up customer orchestration and analytic capabilities and enable CSG to strengthen its presence in areas such as retail, financial services and healthcare.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telia et al tout battery-saving 5G advance; Swisscom faces outage flak, loses appeal; Nokia boosts cybersecurity in Estonia.
Sweden-based operator feels confident enough to raise its guidance for 2021.
Analyst Mike Thelander of Signals Research Group expects Dish Network to allocate around 30MHz of its spectrum holdings for downlink connections. That will probably support 5G speeds of around 100 Mbit/s.
It's time to blow out the mmWave candle following an OpenSignal report showing that the average time most users spend on mmWave 5G is less than 1%, three years into the rollout of the technology.
The fax is still a thing after 175 years. What can the world learn from that?
Beyond the tangible advantages, moving to the public cloud has to be embraced as a company-changing event. You can't just retrofit your business model - it requires the reeducation of your people, updating processes and a fresh overarching focus. From a cultural perspective, it allows you to constantly invest back into your people. By creating an environment that features a people-first mentality, companies can foster and accelerate innovation.
Kindroid, a signed-up member of the O-RAN Alliance, is trying to pilfer US technology for the Chinese military, says the US government.
Japanese supplier will also migrate 11,000 employees worldwide onto the Azure platform.
Finnish vendor said its expectations have improved after a strong second quarter as it continues on its upward trajectory.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone Spain and Ericsson work on 5G SA core; O2 offers retailers spatial awareness; Orange, Nokia extend 5G foray with SNCF.
T-Mobile's Magenta Max plan, launched in February, does not include any usage-based data limits. Now, AT&T is offering a similar plan. Verizon, however, is so far keeping quiet on the topic.
Verizon and Huawei both said they are satisfied with their patent-infringement settlement, but neither offered any insight into the parameters of that settlement.
The president's resurrection of vague open Internet policies risks undermining 5G investment and defacing the industry's technology roadmap.
An initial 12 front-line workers from the Philadelphia area successfully completed the six-month 'Grows to Code' program, and another 31 are currently part of the program's second cohort.
Last week's telecom news highlights included some revealing numbers about the annual MWC Barcelona event, the US government walking back an unprecedented cloud computing contract for its defense systems, and a whimsical story about 5G-connected, remote controlled cars in Las Vegas, where the high temperature on July 12 will be 113 Fahrenheit.
European Consumer Organisation complains that WhatsApp has been pressuring users to accept new terms that are far from transparent.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: potential delay on EU digital levy details; Deutsche Telekom uses IoT for vaccine safety; Swisscom trumpets IoT award.
A new report from Beyond by BearingPoint and Omdia finds that CSPs' share of enterprise 5G deals as project lead is declining.
Judge rules that documents previously held by HSBC and sought by Huawei will be not be allowed as evidence in the courtroom.
Nokia sues China's smartphone maker Oppo for patent infringement in four countries after talks about updating a licensing agreement for 5G break down.
Anxious about listings on US stock exchanges, the Chinese government is trying to rein in its technology companies.
Latest proposal aims to restore Net Neutrality rules and revive a Broadband Nutrition Label program that was initially pursued during the Obama-Biden administration.
The GSMA reveals that 75% of visitors to its big trade show this year came from within Spain.
Broadcom is pursuing restrictive DOCSIS 4.0 joint development deals along with demands for volume commitments from cable ops. Meanwhile, MaxLinear appears to be taking a less controversial path focused on 'collaboration.'
The company has transitioned 100% of its MVNO customers from Sprint's network to T-Mobile's network.
This week in our WiC roundup: Children look up to male role models in STEM; The Generation Equality Forum tackles inequality on a worldwide scale; tech accessories designed for women; and more.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Cellnex completes Polish acquisition; Deutsche Telekom and Shell head to net zero together; why you won't find CDs at Sainsbury's.
Concerns expressed that Motorola Solutions could be 'cashing in on its position' as a dual supplier of Airwave and the ESN.
Lumen says customers of both companies will be able to run Microsoft Azure services closer to the data source by utilizing Lumen's edge computing services.
A startup called Halo is using T-Mobile's speedy 5G network to connect its drivers to remote-controlled cars. The result is a service that can quickly connect prospective motorists with rental cars, on demand.
Verizon hopes it can supercharge its entry into the video conferencing space with new, edge computing-powered services.
Promotions and discounts paired with revenue-extracting distribution partnerships can drive in streaming subs, but they also threaten to undercut the economics of some premium OTT services, a new study finds.
Huawei, not giving up without a fight, is pivoting into car tech, with a massive licensing deal to let Volkswagen cars use its 4G IP.
Bharti Airtel chairman Sunil Mittal says India's telecom industry's movement towards a duopoly is 'tragic,' and the country needs at least three players.
The vendor is still finding it difficult to make headway against SD-WAN incumbents such as Cisco and VMware.
Huawei and Verizon square off in the first of two big summer telco patent trials in Texas, the 'rocket docket' of IP cases.
Canada's courts are to rule on the admissibility of documents that in Huawei's view prove HSBC was not misled by Meng.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telenor offloads Myanmar unit to M1; Vodafone and Mavenir combine on open RAN; Virgin Media prepares for 'staycation summer.'
Open networks are the answer to ever-increasing bandwidth needs.
Vendor's new cloud-native streaming platform, developed in-house, is focused on both service providers and content owners, and ties into a broader restructuring of SeaChange's product line.
Companies like AT&T and Dish Network are putting their core network operations into the Big Tech cloud at the same time that Republicans and Democrats are uniting in their anger at FAANG.
Over 90% of NCTC members that were using MobiTV's platform prior to its bankruptcy have struck new deals following TiVo's acquisition - via auction - of MobiTV's assets.
A longtime market watcher reacts to the new AT&T and Microsoft cloud arrangement with a measure of surprise and a few more questions.
The tiny resort town of Sun Valley, Idaho, hosts an annual gathering of America's super rich. Verizon's Hans Vestberg is there this week, in part to look for more content deals.
A statement issued by the Pentagon points to concern about reliance on a single supplier as well as the shortage of cloud options.
Indian service providers will be able to use satellite capacity from VSAT license holders, like Hughes, Nelco and BSNL, to connect sites.
Unnamed sources cited by business daily Cinco Dias say Spanish giant is looking to raise around $590 million.
Swedish vendor unveils 'virtualized data scheme' for its Stratum Network Data Layer to help operators take back control of data and networks.
A new analysis from research and consulting firm Altman Solon found that, in 2019 and 2020, suburban areas saw the highest growth in small cell deployments.
But any attempt at a long-term benefit will face hurdles in a Congress that has already shaved $35 billion off President Biden's universal broadband proposal.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UK government blathers on about red tape and innovation; Sky issues broadband guarantee; Henkel digitalizes with Deutsche Telekom.
The big tradeshow in Barcelona normally plays host to more than 100,000 visitors. This year, more than 80,000 did not make the trip.
The automotive industry is asking lawmakers to set aside funds specifically for their chipset needs. But one telecom group called that request 'plainly inappropriate.'
MoffettNathanson's Craig Moffett has also lowered his forecast for T-Mobile, but expects AT&T and Verizon to 'bear the brunt of the impact' of cable's wireless momentum and slower overall industry growth.
Nokia and Australia's TPG Telecom turn on the first standalone 5G on the 700MHz band. It's aimed at helping TPG catch rivals but may herald a trend.
A project that may cost as much as $30 billion and appeal to a tiny percentage of the world's population seems unlikely to make anyone rich.
It's been reported the company is now looking to sell its data center business, optical fiber unit and fixed-line broadband subsidiary.
Report says the Indonesian tower company's two major shareholders have approached banks.
US tech heavyweights have warned planned anti-doxxing laws in Hong Kong may drive them from the city because of 'disproportionate and unnecessary' penalties.
Verizon's latest promotion – a free 5G smartphone to new and existing customers who subscribe to the carrier's more expensive unlimited plans – likely pushed the operator into customer growth mode.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EE helps customers stay just about connected; Nokia touts new iSIM software; more changes at TIM.
Last week's telecom news highlights included a look back at the big speeches at Mobile World Congress, Orange's new fully automated, AI-powered network and AT&T's big move to Microsoft's cloud.
Federico Guillen says the 50G PON rival, backed mainly by China's Huawei, will be too expensive for years to come.
Huawei has placed bets of dozens of China chip startups and plans to open its first fab in 2021 as it tries to rebuild its supply chain.
Commissioner Margrethe Vestager says EU digital levy would apply to hundreds of companies, the majority of them European.
Myanmar turns up pressure on telcos to install spyware, with a July 5 deadline. Norway's Telenor looks to exit; Qatar's Ooredoo is a possible buyer.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Sky extends partnership with Channel 4; Arm boss defends Nvidia deal; Sweden's Coops hit by Kaseya cyberattack.
Complaint alleges that Broadcom has exerted that power over original equipment manufacturers as well as 'major' service providers, and that its monopoly position has hindered competitors.
MEF says certifications are up 75% since May 2020 among service providers - of the 60 certifications, 42 are service providers.
Light Reading's editors are premium targets for PR firms and marketing experts all across the media landscape. But not all story ideas make it from the inbox to the front page.
The GSMA deserves credit for putting on its show in such difficult circumstances, but this was an MWC the industry will want to forget.
Qualcomm's new CEO, Cristiano Amon, said he's now turning the company's focus toward the laptop market in order to expand beyond Qualcomm's main business of selling silicon for phones.
Malaysia's unusual path to 5G has taken another twist, with Ericsson unexpectedly winning the contract to build the national wholesale network.
Emerging-markets operator continues to streamline its footprint with this latest disposal.
'5G connectivity is going to transform that as well, because you just get a high-quality connection anywhere you go in your car,' said Daniel Rausch, head of Amazon's entertainment and devices business.
Sat comms company boosts coverage with 36-satellite launch from Russia.
A government with protectionist instincts seems to think open RAN could restore a local supply chain for 5G equipment.
Hot off its deal for three WOW markets, Astound is on the cusp of closing a deal with Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners that will provide the 'dry powder' needed to pursue even more strategic moves, CEO Jim Holanda says.
This week in our WiC roundup: Mobile World Congress boasts only 20% female keynoters; will women in tech be left behind?; podcast recs; and more.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Magyar Telekom goes with Amdocs for billing upgrade; Nokia takes GPON to Armenia; Three UK rebrands.
Startup FloLive promises to offer private wireless networking customers a core 5G network and the capability to manage devices across both private and public networks.
China Broadcast Network (CBN), China's newest mobile operator, has issued a tender for the radio access portion of its national 5G network.
Latest forecast report from SCF says a slight blip in 2020 to 2022, caused by lockdown, can't hold back overall growth for 2019 to 2026.
Dish Network debuted a customer loyalty program shortly after it acquired Boost Mobile from T-Mobile. But the company is no longer offering that '$hrink-It' program.
Tower company completes deal to buy CK Hutchison's assets in Italy, leaving only the UK transaction in six-country deal still outstanding.
This week, Matt Dunne, executive director of the Center on Rural Innovation (CORI), joins the podcast to discuss how a nonprofit action tank is helping communities expand broadband services and close the rural opportunity gap.
AT&T and Verizon are both pivoting away from media and content to focus more carefully on their connectivity businesses. Meantime, Comcast is enjoying an upswing across both content and connectivity.
Extricating itself from a single-supplier deal to run its core network in the public cloud could be a challenge if the relationship turns sour.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: TIM completes BT Italia acquisitions; Openreach makes price promise to wholesale customers; Deutsche Telekom and the GSMA look to the skies.
Following test of open caching platform based on Streaming Video Alliance specs on its Fios network, Verizon plans to extend trials to its mobile network.