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Trump Is Losing the European War Against Huawei
Morris Lore  | 
9/9/2019  |  1 comment
US efforts to have the controversial Chinese vendor banned from Europe's 5G networks are failing.
AT&T Could Win in 5G, but Needs an Overhaul First, Activist Investor Says
News Analysis  | 
9/9/2019  |  3 comments
Elliott Management, which now owns around 1.2% of AT&T's total market value value, argued the company must refocus on its core businesses. AT&T believes it has already set the right course for the company.
Altitude TV Exploring Streaming Pact With Amazon – Report
News Analysis  | 
9/9/2019  |  Post a comment
As its impasse with AT&T, Dish and Comcast drags on, the regional sports net is sizing up Amazon as a potential distribution partner.
China Mobile Eyes Network Slicing Market in 2020
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9/9/2019  |  Post a comment
China's biggest service provider is investing in edge computing and network slicing capabilities as it extends its 5G network reach.
Eurobites: Proximus Boss Protests Innocence Over Shares Sale
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9/9/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Roku targets UK market with Hisense; SES launches cloud service on Microsoft's Azure; Telekom Slovenije offers data gifting.
AT&T & Verizon: All Quiet on Narrowband IoT
News Analysis  | 
9/6/2019  |  1 comment
AT&T is 'readying things' on NB-IoT, while Verizon remains silent on customer traction on the narrowband technology.
U.S. Cellular's New 'Fairness' Campaign to Include Rural 5G Component
News Analysis  | 
9/6/2019  |  1 comment
U.S. Cellular is embarking on a new advertising campaign that will include how it plans to expand 5G into rural areas.
Samsung to Make 80% of 5G Smartphones in 2019
News Analysis  | 
9/6/2019  |  3 comments
Samsung said it expects to ship fully 4 million 5G smartphones in 2019, which according to figures from Strategy Analytics would make it responsible for fully 80% of all 5G phones sold this year.
Even AT&T Can't Fly Solo to the Cloud
News Analysis  | 
9/6/2019  |  Post a comment
This week's Tech Mahindra partnership shows that even a Tier 1 behemoth like AT&T needs help moving to the cloud.
RJio Set to Disrupt India's Wired Broadband Market
News Analysis  | 
9/6/2019  |  2 comments
The operator that wreaked havoc in India's mobile market has now launched its fixed-line broadband service.
Australia's Huawei Ban Is Hurting TPG & 5G
News Analysis  | 
9/6/2019  |  2 comments
A decision to exclude Chinese vendors from the 5G market on grounds of security has taken a heavy toll on TPG and could put Australian 5G at risk.
Rakuten Delays Launch of Cloud-Native Network
News Analysis  | 
9/6/2019  |  2 comments
The Japanese ecommerce giant is delaying the launch of services on its mobile network over performance concerns.
Smokey & the NFV Bandit
Column  | 
9/6/2019  |  Post a comment
NFV has many naysayers, but it's alive, kicking and thriving, with SD-WAN as a significant catalyst.
WiCipedia: The Whitest Black Candidates & Conferences Take a Political Stand
WiCipedia  | 
9/6/2019  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiCipedia roundup: Google is accused of whitewashing its diversity hires; tech conferences for women get political; the sponsor search continues; and more.
Eurobites: Ericsson's Ekholm Tells Employees He's Going Nowhere
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9/6/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Dominique Leroy leaves Proximus for KPN and massive pay rise; TIM and Ericsson test cloud-native 5G network; Telenor's merger with Axiata is off.
AT&T Hires Tech Mahindra for Cloud Move
News Analysis  | 
9/6/2019  |  Post a comment
Tech Mahindra will help AT&T migrate its back office applications to the cloud, building a business foundation for 5G.
Telenor, Axiata Scrap $13B Merger Over 'Complexities'
News Analysis  | 
9/6/2019  |  Post a comment
The failure of the merger deal could weigh heavily on the two operators.
LoRa, NB-IoT Tussle in the LPWAN IoT Arena
News Analysis  | 
9/5/2019  |  1 comment
LoRa expected to be a de facto standard, according to Semtech, even as NB-IoT deployments grow.
Meet AT&T's New Communications Division Leadership
News Analysis  | 
9/5/2019  |  Post a comment
AT&T's biggest business unit now has a new leadership team. Here's a look at who is likely running the company's wired and wireless networks, and its overall mobile and wired Internet offerings.
Comcast Sparks Streaming App for LG TVs
News Analysis  | 
9/5/2019  |  Post a comment
Beta of Xfinity Stream app for LG supports Comcast's live TV, VoD and cloud DVR services and works on 4K and HD models from 2017 to 2019.
5G Is Not Among Trump's R&D Priorities
News Analysis  | 
9/5/2019  |  Post a comment
5G is no longer named as one of the nation's R&D priorities for federal spending. The White House last year specifically pointed to 5G as a technological priority.
Ciena CEO: Carriers No Longer Hooked on Huawei
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9/5/2019  |  Post a comment
International operators are set to ween themselves off Huawei, claims Ciena CEO Gary Smith.
Is There a Payoff for Free Wireless?
News Analysis  | 
9/5/2019  |  2 comments
Several wireless providers, including Sprint, T-Mobile and FreedomPop, have toyed with 'free' service offerings. However, the freemium business model appears tricky to implement.
Altice Mobile Expects to Be in the Black Within 12 Months
News Analysis  | 
9/5/2019  |  1 comment
'We wouldn't be in this business if we didn't think it would become a profitable standalone business,' Altice USA CEO Dexter Goei says.
AT&T, Verizon Perfect 5G Showboating With NFL Stadium Deployments
DanoVision  | 
9/5/2019  |  Post a comment
Both AT&T and Verizon said they will show off 5G services in NFL football stadiums. But the details of their announcements highlight the fact that it's still early days in the 5G space.
Web-Scale Business Fuels Ciena's Growth but Stock Takes a Hit
News Analysis  | 
9/5/2019  |  Post a comment
Transport gear and software vendor reports year-on-year revenue growth of more than 17% to $960.6 million, with a hefty chunk of revenues coming from web-scale customers, but investors reacted negatively to outlook.
Altice Mobile Debuts $20 Per Month 'Price for Life' to Optimum & Suddenlink Subs
News Analysis  | 
9/5/2019  |  1 comment
Altice USA's new 'Unlimited Everything' offering, underpinned by its MVNO deal with Sprint, will be sold for $30 per line per month to non-Optimum and Suddenlink customers in or near its 21-state footprint.
Eurobites: MTS Gets 2.1 Gbit/s From Samsung Device in Trials With Nokia & Qualcomm
News Analysis  | 
9/5/2019  |  9 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: MegaFon microwaves with Ericsson; Vodafone enters Oman with OFT; Gorgeous Gavin turns up at Salesforce.
Deutsche Telekom Finally Gets to Launch 5G
News Analysis  | 
9/5/2019  |  Post a comment
The German operator has been given the spectrum it needs to provide 5G services three months after the country's 5G auction wrapped up.
Eluvio Aims to Elude Video Transcoding & the CDN
News Analysis  | 
9/5/2019  |  Post a comment
Startup led by former Aspera CEO Michelle Munson enters the global OTT scene with a low-latency 'Content Fabric' designed to disrupt the streaming video market.
Amazon Stokes Up Fire TV Platform as Active Users Surpass 37M
News Analysis  | 
9/4/2019  |  1 comment
Amazon introduces 15 smart TVs that run Fire TV, alongside a new 'Cube' device with 4K and Dolby Vision support.
Samsung Intros First Chipset With 5G Built-In
News Analysis  | 
9/4/2019  |  1 comment
Samsung intros an integrated 5G processor as manufacturers prepare a new wave of 5G silicon.
America's First Big 5G Midband Spectrum Auction Will Be in June 2020
News Analysis  | 
9/4/2019  |  Post a comment
The FCC said it will auction 70MHz of 3.5GHz CBRS spectrum starting on June 25 of 2020. That's likely a relief to companies like AT&T and Verizon that have said they need more midband spectrum for 5G.
TiVo Hones 'Edge' DVR Ahead of Company Split
News Analysis  | 
9/4/2019  |  Post a comment
New family of connected devices for cable TV customers and cord-cutters will reportedly pack six tuners, 2 terabytes of storage and support 4K and Dolby Atmos.
Deconstructing the Telco Cloud
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
9/4/2019  |  1 comment
The term 'telco cloud' is used often, but it can mean different things to different people.
Getting Ready for the Visual Cloud
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
9/4/2019  |  Post a comment
In a half-day conference at IBC in Amsterdam next week, Intel and partners will show off the visual cloud and demonstrate how it can deliver rich, immersive, interactive video experiences and graphics-based workloads.
The Telecoms.com Podcast: SVoD, Content Investment & Ericsson
LRTV Documentaries  | 
9/4/2019  |  Post a comment
Ovum's Ed Barton is the special guest this week, bringing SVoD insights and more. Also: What's going on at Ericsson?
New 5G Chips Put Huawei at the Forefront
News Analysis  | 
9/4/2019  |  7 comments
China's biggest network equipment vendor is now emerging as a 5G chip powerhouse.
Altitude TV Says OTT Doesn't Make Enough Dollars or Sense
News Analysis  | 
9/4/2019  |  3 comments
The embattled regional sports network claims that the economics of a direct-to-consumer subscription streaming model don't add up.
Fastweb, Wind Tre Take 5G Network Sharing to the Limit
News Analysis  | 
9/4/2019  |  Post a comment
A 5G network-sharing agreement between the Italian operators could help to validate network slicing and provide a new paradigm for Europe's ailing service providers.
Qualcomm Looks to a Multimode – & More Competitive – Future
News Analysis  | 
9/4/2019  |  Post a comment
Qualcomm is planning for a multimode 5G future as it faces up to more competition and reduced sales to Huawei.
Eurobites: EE Trumps Rivals in UK Network Test
News Analysis  | 
9/4/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: A1 replaces Vip brand in North Macedonia; MobileLinks increases capacity with Net Insight; Sky offers WiFi guarantee.
The Edge Is Coming but Are Networks Ready?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
9/4/2019  |  Post a comment
Edge computing brings high-performance storage, compute and network resources closer to users and devices than ever before.
Eutelsat Surprise Splits 5G Spectrum Alliance
News Analysis  | 
9/4/2019  |  Post a comment
European satellite operator Eutelsat said it is leaving the C-Band Alliance, but will still participate in the sale of C-Band spectrum for 5G – adding another layer of complexity atop an already complex situation.
AT&T's American Tower Deal Hints at Progress in Tower Play
News Analysis  | 
9/3/2019  |  Post a comment
AT&T inked a new, long-term deal with US tower giant American Tower. While the details of the deal remain unclear, it appears to signal some movement in AT&T's broader tower strategy.
Huawei: 'I Know What You Are, but What Am I?'
Wagner’s Ring  | 
9/3/2019  |  1 comment
After years of defending itself against US spying accusations, Huawei claims the US government is spying on it.
OSTV Now Stalls on the Launchpad
The Bauminator  | 
9/3/2019  |  Post a comment
Countdown to the debut of a new video streaming service connected to Omniverse CEO Jason DeMeo featuring 50 'top' US TV channels starting at $50 leads to nothing... so far.
McElfresh Takes Over for Donovan at AT&T, Stankey Named COO
News Analysis  | 
9/3/2019  |  Post a comment
John Stankey and Jeff McElfresh are stepping up to take over leadership at AT&T in the wake of John Donovan's departure. McElfresh specifically will be in charge of AT&T's move into 5G.
US Broadband Subscriber Slowdown Could Spark ARPU Gains
News Analysis  | 
9/3/2019  |  Post a comment
A deceleration in broadband subscriber growth could amplify cable's focus on broadband with higher prices and even less emphasis on retaining less profitable pay-TV customers.
China's 5G Rollout to Reach 300 Cities in 2020
News Analysis  | 
9/3/2019  |  1 comment
The ramp-up is set to accelerate next year as all three Chinese operators seek to sign up 5G customers.
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