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Eurobites: Telefónica's Transformation Costs Tarnish Its Q3
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11/5/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange launches commercial 5G in Romania; Colt extends relationship with Microsoft; Hungary has no beef with Huawei.
CenturyLink, West Safety Agree to Pay Up for 911 Outage
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11/5/2019  |  Post a comment
The $575,000 in total fees levied for a single August 2018 outage that lasted more than an hour and affected six states is aimed at CenturyLink and a contractor, West Safety Services
Arista Tackles Cloud Networking
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11/5/2019  |  Post a comment
Arista takes its turn trying to make deploying networks as fast and easy as rolling out cloud applications.
The Telecoms.com Podcast: Smartphone Numbers, India & Fitbit
LRTV Documentaries  | 
11/5/2019  |  Post a comment
Under the pod spotlight this week: smartphone numbers; the Indian telecom soap opera; and Google's decision to buy Fitbit.
Verizon Projected to Lose a Brewing 5G Pricing Battle
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11/4/2019  |  Post a comment
A price war in the wireless industry could be brewing, and some analysts think that Verizon could suffer the most.
CEO McCollum: SVoD Surge Could Be Boon for Philo
CxO Spotlight  | 
11/4/2019  |  1 comment
Philo's low-cost, entertainment-focused OTT-TV offering should fit well with consumers who are creating their own video streaming bundles that don't rely on traditional pay-TV, Andrew McCollum says.
This Year's 5G Phones Will Be Next Year's 5G Orphans
DanoVision  | 
11/4/2019  |  1 comment
Today's 5G customers can boast of having the latest and greatest, but next year their phones are going to be rendered obsolete by the launch of 5G in lowband spectrum.
Huawei Bosses Slap Down 'Immature' Staff Whining About Café Food
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11/4/2019  |  Post a comment
Under attack by US authorities and facing supply chain constraints, the Chinese equipment giant is worried about kitchen affairs.
Here's Why Seattle's Fire Department Is Using AT&T's FirstNet
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11/4/2019  |  Post a comment
Seattle Fire is one of 9,000 public safety agencies that have signed up to use FirstNet, the First Responder Network platform that AT&T is building.
Sprint Posts Net Loss of $274M, Expects Merger to Close in Early 2020
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11/4/2019  |  Post a comment
Sprint touts 16 million people covered by its 5G network, as it hopes T-Mobile merger will close early in fiscal 2020.
CenturyLink's McBride on Developing Edge Computing Service Alongside Customers
LRTV Interviews  | 
11/4/2019  |  Post a comment
Kevin McBride explains advancements the service provider has made in its automation, back office and orchestration systems.
WOW's Network 'Edge-Outs' Spur Sub Growth in Q3
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11/4/2019  |  Post a comment
Led by broadband adds, WideOpenWest sees best sub growth in six quarters. Competitive cabler also getting some operational benefits from its whole-home WiFi offering with eero.
Startup Volterra Takes On VMware, Red Hat With Its Multi-Cloud Pitch
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11/4/2019  |  Post a comment
Volterra has $50 million funding in its pocket and a platform designed to enable operators and enterprises to deploy applications and network services across multi-cloud environments.
Keeping the Fiber Lines Running Smoothly
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
11/4/2019  |  Post a comment
With service providers installing so much fiber in their plant right now and seemingly no end in sight, the need for automated test solutions will only keep growing.
Eurobites: Vodafone Names Its Towers Boss
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11/4/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Sky creates 1,000 new jobs in UK; Europe lags North America in smart-home race; UK delays decision on Huawei until after general election.
VEON Comes Unstuck in Russia
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11/4/2019  |  Post a comment
The long-suffering emerging-markets giant has warned investors that a turnaround at its ailing Russian business will take some time.
Google Buys Fitbit for $2.1B to Increase Wearables Presence
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11/1/2019  |  Post a comment
The acquisition is expected to close in May 2020, according to MKM Partners.
US Operator Viaero Apparently Using More Huawei Equipment
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11/1/2019  |  Post a comment
Amid a global firestorm around Chinese vendor Huawei, a small US wireless network operator called Viaero is asking the FCC for permission to test more equipment from the Chinese supplier.
NeoPhotonics Performs to Rave Reviews as Huawei Maintains Rhythm
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11/1/2019  |  Post a comment
The US maker of optical components has had a remarkable turnaround in the last few months.
When It Comes to Licensing Huawei, US Vendors Uniformly Say 'Not It'
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11/1/2019  |  Post a comment
US equipment vendors ranging from Samsung to Airspan to Ericsson offered a firm 'no' or 'no comment' when it comes to whether they would license Huawei's 5G equipment.
Arista Falls & Suggests Facebook Dropped the Banana Peel
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11/1/2019  |  Post a comment
Arista's stock was down 25% Friday as it warned of a spending hiatus by a 'cloud titan' – apparently Facebook.
Particle Scores $40M to Scale IoT Production Plans
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11/1/2019  |  Post a comment
The startup will build up its enterprise IoT suite and add to its enterprise and product teams with the money.
FCC Could Move Soon on Ligado's Spectrum for 5G
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11/1/2019  |  Post a comment
A new report indicates that the FCC is preparing to take action on Ligado's spectrum, a move that could ultimately free up more spectrum for the likes of Verizon or Charter.
For Casa Systems, the Hits Keep Coming
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11/1/2019  |  Post a comment
Stock plunges 34% after lackluster Q3 lowlighted by Casa's struggling cable business as MSOs slash or delay spending. Plus, an analyst covering Casa is agitated by management's 'reduced communication.'
HBO Max Might Rankle Pay-TV Distributors
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11/1/2019  |  Post a comment
AT&T's plan to convert legacy HBO subs to its new SVoD service could accelerate cord-cutting and create friction with pay-TV providers that remain key distributors for HBO and other WarnerMedia-owned channels.
WiCipedia: Waffles for Brains, MWC Female Keynoters & Tech Decision Makers
WiCipedia  | 
11/1/2019  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: Mobile World Congress LA releases stats on female speakers; Ernst & Young reveals blast-from-the-past training program; women are feeling less uncomfortable at work; and more.
The MWC Los Angeles Recap 2019 Podcast
The Philter  | 
11/1/2019  |  Post a comment
What did our analyst colleagues and fellow editors think of all the big booths, meetings and crowded corridors?
Vodafone Denies Plan to Exit India
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11/1/2019  |  Post a comment
One of India's biggest operators has played down speculation it wants to quit the Indian market after service providers were hit with huge penalty payments by government authorities.
Eurobites: Liberty Global Soups Up Electric Vehicles Via Virgin Media's UK Network
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11/1/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Blue Label Telecoms unimpressed with Cell C; Vodafone plans to sell 'ethical' phones in Europe; Safaricom has a good half-year.
Taoglas Co-CEO Predicts Bright Future for Cellular 4G IoT Devices
News Analysis  | 
10/31/2019  |  Post a comment
Antenna firm co-CEO sees a solid market for 4G LTE IoT tech.
Google's Joshi: 5G Opportunities Will Be Huge for Women in Comms
LRTV Interviews  | 
10/31/2019  |  Post a comment
Prajakta Joshi says 5G deployments will provide huge opportunities for women in comms.
Biggest Nuclear Disassembly Plant in US to Test Private LTE Network
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10/31/2019  |  Post a comment
The Pantex plant in Texas plans to test a private LTE network that can use drones for connectivity – the move underscores the growing opportunity around private wireless networks.
The Mysterious Case of the Improving iPhone
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10/31/2019  |  Post a comment
Apple's iPhone 11 is virtually indistinguishable from the iPhone XS, but CEO Tim Cook has been 'thrilled' by the response to it in the run-up to Halloween.
Chinese Operators Start Selling 5G at a Big Discount
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10/31/2019  |  Post a comment
China Mobile is selling 5G at a 30% discount to 4G – and that's just one of the reasons that 5G in China could expand far more quickly than in the US and elsewhere.
Telstra's Network & IT Transformation – Becoming a Software-Centric Organization
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
10/31/2019  |  Post a comment
For the Australian incumbent, reskilling an entire workforce is the route to a successful network and IT transformation.
Cord-Cutting Bloodshed Worsens in Q3
The Bauminator  | 
10/31/2019  |  Post a comment
The hemorrhaging of the US pay-TV industry isn't just bad. It's scary bad. Happy Halloween, everyone!
BT Takes Cash Flow Hit With 5G Launch
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10/31/2019  |  Post a comment
The UK telecom incumbent is on track to meet full-year targets but faces growing investment challenges and pricing concerns.
SK Telecom Gets a Slight 5G Bump
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10/31/2019  |  Post a comment
The impact of 5G in South Korea should offer some encouragement to operators that are just launching the technology.
Podcast: Gadget Zombies & Ghoulish Tech Flops
The Philter  | 
10/31/2019  |  Post a comment
Videophone zombies. Disappearing phones. Moaning mobile services. Glass that makes your skin crawl. Don't be afraid. It's the Light Reading Podcast Halloween Special!
Eurobites: Eir Turns On 5G, With Ericsson Assist
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10/31/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Swisscom on the down-slope in Q3; T-Systems forges blockchain link with Malta; Telia bankrolls Finnish fiber rollout.
Qualcomm Adopts DT's nuSIM Tech for Its 9205 IoT Modem
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10/31/2019  |  Post a comment
The companies say the nuSIM tech will reduce power and space requirements for IoT devices.
Apple-Led Coalition Takes Pro-US Stance in 6GHz Battle Against Ericsson, Huawei
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10/31/2019  |  Post a comment
A group of US-based tech companies is accusing Ericsson and Huawei of trying to delay WiFi 6 by asking the FCC to include the 6GHz spectrum band in an ITU study.
Boingo's CEO Eyes the In-Building Opportunity for 5G
LRTV Interviews  | 
10/30/2019  |  Post a comment
Boingo, which manages WiFi and cellular networks inside large venues around the country, is preparing to enter the 5G world, CEO Mike Finley explains.
AT&T Lowers Unlimited Pricing, Promises 5G Details Later This Year
News Analysis  | 
10/30/2019  |  1 comment
AT&T reduced the cost of its cheapest unlimited plan by $5/month, following a similar move by Verizon just three months ago.
ACE to Crack Down on Password Sharing
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10/30/2019  |  Post a comment
Taking up a cause championed by new member Charter Communications, the studio- and distributor-backed legal consortium will now try to get a handle on unauthorized access to content.
Apple's 5G iPhone Plans May Be Getting Clearer
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10/30/2019  |  Post a comment
A new report indicates that Apple could release three new iPhones next year that all support 5G across spectrum bands ranging from 700MHz to 28GHz.
Nokia Hires 350 R&D Experts to Fix 5G Problems
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10/30/2019  |  Post a comment
Finnish vendor is under pressure to reduce 5G product costs after choosing expensive components and being let down by a supplier.
HBO Max to Launch in May 2020, Start at $14.99/Month
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10/30/2019  |  Post a comment
WarnerMedia has set a goal to sign up 75 million to 90 million HBO Max subs worldwide, including 50 million in the US, by 2025. A cheaper, ad-supported version will debut in 2021.
Operators Starting to Face Up to 5G Power Cost
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10/30/2019  |  Post a comment
The cost of running new 5G networks in parallel with older systems could be huge, according to the latest research.
Eurobites: Digital Realty Digests Interxion for $7.15B
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10/30/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia goes cloud-native in Tunisia; European operators look at blockchain for roaming settlement; Masmovil enjoys soaraway third quarter.
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