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Altice USA Signs AT&T to Nationwide Roaming Deal
News Analysis  | 
7/31/2019  |  3 comments
Says complementary agreement will ensure aggregate 99% nationwide coverage as Altice USA nears debut of a full MVNO mobile service developed via its Sprint partnership.
This Is Dish's 6-Step Plan for 5G
DanoVision  | 
7/31/2019  |  2 comments
Dish Network is hoping to enter the wireless industry as a disruptive MVNO while it builds a 5G network. But what exactly are the company's plans?
US Broadcasters Attack Locast
News Analysis  | 
7/31/2019  |  Post a comment
Lawsuit from major US broadcasters claims the AT&T-backed non-profit is retransmitting their local TV signals without authorization and violating copyright law.
Verizon Delays 3G Network Shutdown
News Analysis  | 
7/31/2019  |  Post a comment
Verizon previously planned to shut down its 3G CDMA network at the end of this year, but now says it will shutter that network at the end of 2020.
Casa Hit by Downgrade as Virtualization Threatens Its Core Cable Biz
News Analysis  | 
7/31/2019  |  Post a comment
But Raymond James analyst says Casa's recent acquisition of NetComm could help the vendor gain traction in wireless and diversify its business.
Is This the End for 5G Man?
LRTV Documentaries  | 
7/31/2019  |  1 comment
'I thought the grocery store was this way...'
China Finally Gets Around to Mobile Number Portability
News Analysis  | 
7/31/2019  |  Post a comment
After a decade of trying, China gets ready to introduce number portability.
Apple: No Word on 5G Devices Yet
News Analysis  | 
7/31/2019  |  2 comments
Apple CEO won't comment on a 5G iPhone yet, as sales of the smartphone decline in Q3 2019.
Eurobites: Vodafone Pockets $2.3B From New Zealand Sale
News Analysis  | 
7/31/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Openreach plays along with BoJo's broadband dream; Fastweb gets fifth Italian mobile license; Digital Realty to build new Frankfurt facility.
The iPhone Is Going the Way of the iPod
Morris Lore  | 
7/31/2019  |  Post a comment
For the first time in a long time, most of Apple's revenues did not come from the sale of smartphones.
Get Ready for the 5G Retail Robots!
News Analysis  | 
7/31/2019  |  Post a comment
AT&T has hooked up with Badger Technologies to test retail robots powered by millimeter wave 5G and edge computing.
Comcast's Xfinity Mobile to Tweak By-the-Gig Pricing
News Analysis  | 
7/30/2019  |  1 comment
Two years after launching its Xfinity Mobile MVNO, Comcast is tweaking its By-the-Gig pricing by adding two new options: 3GB for $30/month and 10GB for $60/month.
Private 5G Mobile Networks for Industrial IoT
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
7/30/2019  |  Post a comment
Dedicated 5G campus networks, designed to meet the coverage, performance and security requirements of industrial users, are one of the most exciting – and tangible – advanced 5G use-cases under development.
AT&T Scuttling 'DirecTV Now' Brand, Confusion Ensues
News Analysis  | 
7/30/2019  |  6 comments
OTT-TV service to be recast as 'AT&T TV Now' amid plans to launch a new, high-end streaming service called 'AT&T TV' that will serve as the 'workhorse' for the company's pay-TV biz.
T-Mobile's Jobs Pledge Smells Fishy
Morris Lore  | 
7/30/2019  |  1 comment
Deutsche Telekom's promise that a T-Mobile and Sprint merger will create jobs has attracted plenty of scepticism, but not cutting jobs could raise difficult questions.
Dish Bucks Trend as Pay-TV Numbers Improve in Q2
News Analysis  | 
7/30/2019  |  1 comment
The pay-TV situation still isn't pretty, but Dish shed just 31,000 video subs in Q2, compared to a loss of 259,000 in Q1 2019 and a loss of 151,000 video subs in the year-ago period.
Huawei Defies US Ban With 23% Lift in H1 Revenue
News Analysis  | 
7/30/2019  |  Post a comment
Smartphones power the Chinese vendor's first-half results, but doubts about its operating system cloud the future.
Podcast: The Fast-Moving World of SD-WAN
The Philter  | 
7/30/2019  |  12 comments
Light Reading's Kelsey Ziser discusses the world of SD-WAN, why there are so many vendors and whether enterprise 'white glove' services are handled by butlers.
Harmonic Sheds More Light on Big 'CableOS' Deal With Comcast
News Analysis  | 
7/30/2019  |  1 comment
Four-year $175 million enterprise licensing deal covers headend software, with potential to reduce those fees should Comcast opt to buy other products, including nodes and other network hardware, from Harmonic.
AT&T Runs More Low-Band Tests in the US
News Analysis  | 
7/30/2019  |  1 comment
AT&T has been granted a three-month test license (covering June to September) by the FCC to use the 4400MHz-5000MHz band with 5G.
Eurobites: GSMA Blasts Space Industry for Hogging 5G Spectrum
News Analysis  | 
7/30/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Proximus guides for 'nearly stable' results; Ooredoo sees revenues shrink; Giffgaff fined; MTS gets new board members; and more.
Is Light Communications a Solution in Search of a Problem?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
7/30/2019  |  1 comment
LiFi is the latest effort to bring optical wireless communications into the commercial communications networking fold.
VMware Expands to Google Cloud
News Analysis  | 
7/30/2019  |  Post a comment
VMware scores a hybrid cloud trifecta, bringing its workloads to Google Cloud, following previous deals with Microsoft and Amazon Web Services.
AT&T's $984M Justice Department Deal Heats Up Rivalry
News Analysis  | 
7/30/2019  |  Post a comment
AT&T nabs multi-year expansive agreement to modernize Justice Department networks, giving CenturyLink and Verizon black eyes.
Ovum's Barton on 5G's Consumer Appeal
LRTV Interviews  | 
7/30/2019  |  Post a comment
Ovum Chief Analyst Ed Barton talks about some of key findings from his new report, '5G: Key Opportunities and Challenges in Consumer and Entertainment,' which looks at what 5G promises, and what it will deliver, during the next five years.
Dish/T-Mobile/Sprint: Winners, Losers & What's Next
News Analysis  | 
7/30/2019  |  Post a comment
The merger of Sprint and T-Mobile would have a major impact on virtually every player in the telecommunications market. But it first must overcome a major legal challenge.
Comcast Looks Skyward for Success
News Analysis  | 
7/29/2019  |  Post a comment
Comcast sees streaming video opportunities on both sides of the Atlantic, with both its Sky and NBCUniversal units now cooking up content for OTT video.
The Cord Cutters Are Right
The Philter  | 
7/29/2019  |  14 comments
The pay-TV feature set has finally met its match and, even if you don't cut the cord for budget reasons, you should give some other options a try.
Cord-Cutting Rate Set to Reach Record High in Q2
News Analysis  | 
7/29/2019  |  1 comment
Growing pay-TV losses at Comcast, AT&T and Charter indicate that traditional cord-cutting has gotten 'freaking ugly,' analyst says.
AT&T's Chokshi: Why Carriers Need Disaggregation at the Edge
Kelsey's Grammar  | 
7/29/2019  |  Post a comment
AT&T's Rupesh Chokshi says the case for disaggregated routers at the edge goes beyond the usual examples of increased business agility, network visibility and performance.
Altice USA Nearing Sale of Lightpath Stake – Report
News Analysis  | 
7/29/2019  |  Post a comment
Potential deal with Stonepeak would involve a minority piece of fiber-fueled business services unit and value the Lightpath division at about $3 billion, Bloomberg says.
The Long Road to 5G IoT Reality
News Analysis  | 
7/29/2019  |  Post a comment
5G 'massive IoT' will arrive in March 2020 with the 5G 'Phase 2,' specs but don't expect the hardware support to follow right behind.
How Mobile 5G Could Affect In-Home Broadband
DanoVision  | 
7/29/2019  |  3 comments
Mobile 5G services are popping up around the country. However, there are plenty of reasons that such services won't replace customers' wired, in-home Internet connections.
Fiber, 5G or Cable? The Battle for the Enterprise Branch Office
Column  | 
7/29/2019  |  2 comments
Fresh survey results show that the distributed enterprise market is up for grabs as cable operators, traditional telcos and wireless providers vie for advantage.
Singapore Telcos Demand Rethink of 5G Standalone Plan
News Analysis  | 
7/29/2019  |  Post a comment
SingTel and StarHub have lashed out at government plans to mandate the rollout of 5G networks based on the standalone version of the technology.
Eurobites: Virgin Media Ponders Mobile Bid – Report
News Analysis  | 
7/29/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Management changes at Vodafone Romania and Euskaltel results.
Vodafone, TIM Strike Network-Sharing Deal
News Analysis  | 
7/29/2019  |  Post a comment
Italian tower assets, including active equipment, to be pooled in a joint venture as operators seek ways to reduce costs ahead of further 5G-related investments.
Q&A With Dish's Charlie Ergen About His New 5G Strategy
CxO Spotlight  | 
7/26/2019  |  Post a comment
Dish's chief executive spoke with Light Reading about the company's 5G future, just hours after Dish announced a $5 billion agreement to purchase customers, spectrum and wholesale access from the combined Sprint and T-Mobile.
VMware Snags Uhana for AI-Driven Mobile Network Optimization
News Analysis  | 
7/26/2019  |  Post a comment
Uhana uses deep learning and real-time AI to optimize carrier mobile networks and applications.
Dish Could Unseat T-Mobile as the Uncarrier
DanoVision  | 
7/26/2019  |  1 comment
Yes, Dish Network faces an uphill climb in its plan to build a 5G network covering 70% of the US population by 2023. But don't count it out completely.
Charter Shifts Mobile Into Higher Gear
News Analysis  | 
7/26/2019  |  Post a comment
No. 2 US MSO signs up 208,000 wireless customers in the second quarter as it ramps up its Spectrum Mobile sales efforts to full throttle and extends its reach to nearly every type of wireless handset.
T-Mobile/Sprint Merger Gets DoJ Approval Thanks to Dish's $5B Deal
News Analysis  | 
7/26/2019  |  1 comment
The DoJ signed off on a transaction that would merge Sprint and T-Mobile and position Dish Network to build a nationwide 5G network. It's a complex deal.
Son Strikes Back With $108B Vision Fund 2
News Analysis  | 
7/26/2019  |  Post a comment
Japanese billionaire sets up another multi-billion-dollar technology fund as he looks to be the driving force behind artificial intelligence.
Rakuten Mobile Preps for Shift From MVNO to 5G Network Operator
News Analysis  | 
7/26/2019  |  1 comment
After winning the MVNO game in Japan, Rakuten is poised to disrupt the small club of network operators.
Vodafone Shares Soar as It Values Towers Spin-Off at $20B
News Analysis  | 
7/26/2019  |  2 comments
The UK operator is setting up a European towers company that could attract third-party investment and help to speed up 5G deployment.
WiCipedia: Rad Projects, Femtech Entering Heyday & CES Confirms Diversity Changes
WiCipedia  | 
7/26/2019  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: Bumble gets mixed up with the wrong crowd; a new coding book for young girls makes tech fun; femtech gets its day in the sun; and more.
Eurobites: Three Joins UK's 5G Price War
News Analysis  | 
7/26/2019  |  1 comment
Also in today's regional roundup: France takes a step closer to passing the 'Huawei law'; Sky Mobile joins the UK's 5G club; Telefónica's second quarter financials; and ECI unveils its first 5G-tailored product.
Juniper's Still in a Hole, but Climbing Out
News Analysis  | 
7/26/2019  |  3 comments
Juniper saw quarterly revenues down again year-over-year, but says it remains on track to return to annual growth by the December quarter, just like it's been saying it would all year.
Google's Cloud Business Hits $8B Annually
News Analysis  | 
7/26/2019  |  Post a comment
Google's still got a long way to go to catch up with Amazon Web Services, which brings in more than $8 billion quarterly.
Apple Buys Intel's 5G Modem Biz for $1B
News Analysis  | 
7/25/2019  |  1 comment
As expected, Apple will pay $1 billion for Intel's 5G smartphone modem business. The real question is when Apple might replace Qualcomm's chips with its own.
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