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Rogers' Ignite TV Not Yet Taking Off
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7/23/2019  |  Post a comment
Despite its accelerating rollout of Ignite TV, a syndicated version of Comcast's cloud-based X1 video platform, Rogers is still seeing video subscriber losses mount.
Sprint/T-Mobile Could Reportedly Get Final Approval This Week
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7/23/2019  |  Post a comment
DT and T-Mobile are reportedly ready to go ahead with a Dish buyout of Boost, in order to get DOJ final approval of the Sprint/T-Mobile merger this week.
CONFIRMED: Altice Mobile MVNO Priced at $25/Line for Employees
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7/23/2019  |  1 comment
Altice confirmed that its mobile offering is currently available to employees at $25 per line. That price is below what Comcast, Charter and Sprint charge for unlimited services.
The Telecoms.com Podcast: The Robots Are Coming!
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7/23/2019  |  Post a comment
This week's podcast is all about AI as Scott and Iain are joined by Aaron Boasman-Patel of the TM Forum.
Huawei Breached US Sanctions by Selling Gear to North Korea – Report
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7/23/2019  |  Post a comment
Latest charges against the Chinese equipment giant will be hard for the Trump administration to ignore.
Arrcus Scores $30M & Takes Network 'Democratization' to the Edge
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7/23/2019  |  Post a comment
Arrcus is extending its architecture from the data center to the edge, using high-density 100G/400G white box networking hardware based on Broadcom Jericho2 processors.
Huawei Culls US R&D Workforce, Blames Trade Restrictions
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7/23/2019  |  Post a comment
Around 70% of Futurewei's employees will lose their jobs, the Chinese equipment giant has confirmed, with US trade restrictions to blame.
CenturyLink Adds Fiber to Fuel Datacenter, Cloud Growth
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7/23/2019  |  Post a comment
Why more fiber? Cloud data center demand from webscale service providers, says CenturyLink's CTO.
Eurobites: UK Government Gets Jumpy Over Inmarsat Sale
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7/23/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Intracom Telecom lands Italian FWA job with Open Fiber; Openreach reduces wholesale FTTP prices; Ericsson and Swisscom join the 5G Dots.
Apple Could Pay $1B for Intel's Smartphone Assets – WSJ
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7/23/2019  |  1 comment
iPhone maker in 'advanced' discussions to acquire modem chip assets from Intel as it looks to become more self-reliant.
An Inside Look at Cable's MVNO Business Model
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7/22/2019  |  Post a comment
Comcast and Charter have successfully pushed some of their mobile customers' traffic from Verizon's network and onto WiFi networks, according to new findings from Tutela.
OneWeb's LEO Strategy Shows More Progress, but Questions Remain
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7/22/2019  |  Post a comment
OneWeb is building a constellation of low-Earth orbit satellites for global Internet services, but key elements of the offering remain cloudy.
Huawei Gets Brexit Treatment as UK Delays Decision
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7/22/2019  |  1 comment
UK politicians do what they do best – and put off making a decision about the Chinese vendor's role in the country's 5G networks.
Virgin Media Places Amazon Prime Order
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7/22/2019  |  Post a comment
Seeking to spark growth in its pay-TV business, Liberty Global's UK unit launches Amazon Prime Video as an integrated app on its V6 set-tops.
Huawei's Fate Up for Debate in a Possible US-China Trade Deal
The Philter  | 
7/22/2019  |  Post a comment
The US has given mixed signals with regards to Huawei and the US-China trade war in general, policy experts say. Huawei, meanwhile, said it would favor any trade deal that gets the US talking again.
Explainability Is the Key to Trust in AI
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7/22/2019  |  Post a comment
If AI is to play a role in communications network operations, a high degree of trust will be required. Explainable AI might be the route to gaining that trust.
Verizon Paves Fast Lane to Equinix Data Centers
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7/22/2019  |  Post a comment
Verizon is looking to build shortcuts between enterprises and their assets located in Equinix data centers.
QOS Networks Secures SD-WAN Contract With the Golden State
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7/22/2019  |  Post a comment
QOS Networks' contract with the State of California is its first foray into the government space for SD-WAN.
Deutsche Telekom Cuts Adtran Spending After 5G Spectrum Splurge
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7/22/2019  |  Post a comment
German spectrum auction blamed by analysts for a broadband spending slowdown at Deutsche Telekom.
Hong Kong Telcos Upset by 5G 'Exclusion Zone'
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7/22/2019  |  Post a comment
Regulatory efforts to protect satellite services have angered mobile operators investing in 5G technology.
Eurobites: Europe 'Risk Assesses' Its 5G
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7/22/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Liberty Global to form JV to expand Virgin Media fiber network; Telefónica lands cybersecurity deal with Havas; Ofcom looks to protect mobile users, kicks off search for new boss.
3 Big Themes to Watch for in Wireless Q2 Earnings
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7/22/2019  |  Post a comment
From cable's wireless growth to Sprint's expected losses, here's what to expect from the next few weeks.
Netflix Thinking Inside the Box
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7/22/2019  |  Post a comment
Netflix is increasingly focused on getting its OTT app integrated into pay-TV set-tops and mobile devices as it seeks to maintain its rapid growth pace around the world.
Meeting Cable's 10G Challenge Without Lots More Fiber
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
7/22/2019  |  Post a comment
Cable operators may not not need to go all-fiber or adopt the new Full Duplex DOCSIS spec to deliver symmetrical 10Gbit/s speeds to broadband subscribers.
5G mmWave Phones Can't Stand the Heat
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7/19/2019  |  Post a comment
Tests show that hot days can cause the Samsung S10 5G phone to drop from a 5G connection to a 4G signal from overheating.
In #5G Social Media Advertising, AT&T Goes Old While Verizon Goes Male
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7/19/2019  |  1 comment
In social media advertising for 5G, AT&T is targeting older Americans while Verizon is targeting mostly men.
Eurobites: Ireland's Cubic Gets €23.5M Funding Boost
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7/19/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: CityFibre takes fiber gig into 14 more cities; Millicom boosted by M&A; Hungary kicks off 5G auction process; Qualcomm fined.
5G in Laptops, Watches, Tablets & More? Analysts Are Divided
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7/19/2019  |  1 comment
5G operators are keen to see consumer electronics companies install 5G capabilities into all kinds of devices. However, analysts are divided about whether that will actually happen.
Huawei Ban Would Hurt 5G Security, Say UK MPs
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7/19/2019  |  Post a comment
UK politicians say the country's next prime minister will have to make a quick decision about Huawei and that restrictions would have an impact on security.
The Right Strategy for Modernizing Cable
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7/19/2019  |  Post a comment
Operators are challenged with finding a tech-agnostic approach and a data-driven upgrade strategy that will stand the test of time.
3.5GHz CBRS Band Deployments Face Yet Another Delay
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7/18/2019  |  3 comments
The NTIA is still testing spectrum sharing in the 3.5GHz CBRS band. Such testing has delayed commercial operations in the band for almost a year.
T-Mobile Reportedly Worried That Dish Is Actually a Trojan Horse for Cable
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7/18/2019  |  Post a comment
T-Mobile and its parent company are worried that a cable company like Charter or Comcast might acquire Dish in order to gain MVNO access into T-Mobile's network.
Verizon Launches Fifth Mobile 5G City, First MiFi Device
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7/18/2019  |  Post a comment
Verizon launches fifth mobile 5G city.
DT Considers Legal Action Over Vodafone-Liberty Merger
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7/18/2019  |  Post a comment
German incumbent lashes out at European authorities after they approve Vodafone's takeover of Unitymedia, and says it may request a judicial review.
Podcast: Here Are 3 Big Trends in 5G
The Philter  | 
7/18/2019  |  Post a comment
This mini episode of the Light Reading podcast features Ray Le Maistre and Dario Talmesio discussing the big trends shaping the 5G market worldwide, now that so many major operators have launched 5G services.
Eurobites: Telia Starts to Turn the Tanker Around in Q2
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7/18/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT sells historic HQ; Virgin and Sky extend content deal; Telefónica taps smart-metering tech.
Vodafone Gets Blessing for €18.4B Liberty Takeover
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7/18/2019  |  Post a comment
The deal should take the pressure off Vodafone CEO Nick Read but comes as a big blow to German incumbent Deutsche Telekom.
AT&T & Microsoft Ink 'Extensive' Deal for Cloud, 5G, AI & Edge
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7/17/2019  |  Post a comment
In an 'extensive, multiyear alliance,' AT&T is moving its non-network applications to Microsoft Azure and its employees to Microsoft 365, while Microsoft gets access to AT&T's network for emerging 5G, AI and edge applications.
AMG's NextLink: The FCC's Poster Child for Crossing the Digital Divide
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7/17/2019  |  Post a comment
Bill Baker, CEO of AMG Technology Investment Group's NextLink, is getting ready to put millions from the FCC's Connect America Fund to use covering rural America with fixed wireless. He may soon bid for billions more.
Stranger Things: Netflix Falls Short on Subs
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7/17/2019  |  Post a comment
Despite passing the 150-million subscriber mark globally, Netflix disappoints investors by falling well short of its second-quarter target of adding 5 million paid subscribers worldwide.
Report: Netflix Doesn't Need Friends
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7/17/2019  |  1 comment
In its latest take on the SVoD space, MoffettNathanson says Netflix will still dominate the OTT video market despite the impending loss of Friends and The Office to new streaming services from WarnerMedia & NBCUniversal.
NB-IoT Gains Early Commercial Traction in the US
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7/17/2019  |  2 comments
Early NB-IoT services from T-Mobile, and more action from AT&T and Verizon as narrowband IoT starts its initial growth in the US.
D3.1 Finally (Really) Debuts Down Under
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7/17/2019  |  Post a comment
Australian government-backed wholesale broadband provider concludes successful D3.1 field trial on a retail operator's HFC network in Victoria, achieving download speeds of nearly 1 Gig.
5G Man Meets His Nemesis
LRTV Documentaries  | 
7/17/2019  |  1 comment
5G Man finds an unwelcome guest in his apartment...
Eurobites: S&P Puts Vodafone on Creditwatch
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7/17/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Tele2's earnings up 3% in Q2; Openet goes cloud-native for 5G; Inmarsat takeover comes under scrutiny.
5G Momentum Props Up Ericsson's Q2
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7/17/2019  |  Post a comment
The Networks division is helping the Swedish operator improve its top line numbers but 'strategic contracts' hit margins and other divisions are still in turnaround mode, dragging the vendor's share price down.
You.i TV Cashing in on Multiscreen Migration
The Bauminator  | 
7/17/2019  |  Post a comment
As the traditional pay-TV biz suffers and the direct-to-consumer OTT video market rises, You.i TV has found its niche as companies on all sides seek ways to simplify the path to a wide array of screens.
Pirates Poised to Pluck More From Pay-TV, OTT
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7/17/2019  |  Post a comment
Piracy and account-sharing are taking a sizable bite from operators' content revenue, with incumbents and OTT startups feeling the financial hurt.
5G May Drive Carriers to Share Networks – Like It or Not
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7/17/2019  |  Post a comment
Operators around the world are eyeing network-sharing deals to deploy 5G. US operators remain decidedly against such a proposition, but they may back into more sharing scenarios in the coming years nonetheless.
Cord-Cutting Could Clip Other Video Players
Breznick Unbound  | 
7/16/2019  |  Post a comment
Back-to-back studies by InMyArea Research indicate major TV programmers and streaming services like HBO and Netflix could also face a mass exodus by subscribers soon.
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