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ATSC 3.0 reaches the smartphone
News Analysis | 10/30/2020

One Media 3.0, a unit of Sinclair Broadcasting, has its mitts on the first batch of phones that can use the broadcast signaling standard. One Media is also in talks with a couple of US MVNOs.

Podcast: Infinera's Tim Doiron on TIP, open networking and how vendors adapt
LRTV Interviews | 10/30/2020

Infinera's Tim Doiron discusses open networking and Infinera's role in a recent Telecom Infra Project deployment.

Facebook looks to AR to build beyond ads
News Analysis | 10/30/2020

Facebook's Q3 revenue soared 22% to $21.47 billion, 98.7% from advertisements. It hopes AR will help eventually build some non-ad revenue, too.

Charter's mobile biz crosses a key economic milestone
News Analysis | 10/30/2020

Spectrum Mobile enters EBITA-positive territory after surpassing 2 million lines in Q3. Meanwhile, Charter's broadband and video subs surged in the period.

During the pandemic, Alphabet spells advertising success
News Analysis | 10/30/2020

Companies shifting their advertising online boosted YouTube's ad revenue by 32%, and Alphabet's overall revenue by 14%.

Eurobites: Proximus turns a corner in Q3, ups full-year guidance
News Analysis | 10/30/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: MTN adds 12 million subscribers in Q3; signs of recovery at Millicom; no pause-button for Spotify.

60% of Altice USA's new FTTP subs go for a Gig
News Analysis | 10/30/2020

Across its HFC and FTTP networks, 29% of broadband gross additions are taking Altice USA's 1-Gig product.

Satellite providers jostle for 5G Fund money
News Analysis | 10/29/2020

The FCC's 5G Fund requires the delivery of services to an 'off-the-shelf' smartphone. That has piqued the interest of two satellite startups: SpaceMobile and Lynk.

Podcast: Pandemic's pull on network traffic patterns
LRTV Interviews | 10/29/2020

Telia Carrier's Mattias Fridstrom discusses how the company's approach to fiber expansion varies in different regions, and how network traffic patterns are changing due to COVID-19.

Loss-making Telefónica bucks COVID-19 to lift revenues in Q3
News Analysis | 10/29/2020

Despite making a loss, Spanish telco giant saw net income grow by 5%, with 1.2% uplift in revenues, announces a FTTH alliance with Allianz.

BT's fiscal H1 promises better times ahead (maybe)
News Analysis | 10/29/2020

UK incumbent raises annual earnings guidance on the back of improved operational performance, but profits not expected to hit pre-coronavirus levels until FY 2022-23.

Comcast sees record broadband growth in Q3 as video falls again
News Analysis | 10/29/2020

Comcast highlights a three-pronged strategy focused on broadband, content aggregation and streaming, along with development of a unified 'global tech stack.'

VEON recovers slightly from terrible Q2, sells Armenia biz
News Analysis | 10/29/2020

Emerging-markets operator regains some confidence in the third quarter, and unveils plan to flog Armenian operations for $51 million.

Fiber, mobile money, pull Orange back to black in Q3, just
News Analysis | 10/29/2020

Less roaming pinched Orange's profits, but fiber, Orange Money, and Africa and the Middle East pushed Stéphane Richard's telco back to revenue growth.

BT cuts 3,600 jobs as virus pain worsens
News Analysis | 10/29/2020

The UK service provider is now slashing jobs as it tries to reduce annual costs by £2 billion in the next few years.

Nokia CEO lays out 5G turnaround plan as shares tank
News Analysis | 10/29/2020

Pekka Lundmark makes a clean break with the Suri regime and promises to do 'whatever it takes' to lead in 5G.

ZTE ends Q3 with 55 5G commercial contracts
News Analysis | 10/28/2020

Chinese supplier boasts solid top-line performance, but operating costs rocket, thanks to wounds incurred in the battle with the US.

Facebook seeks more telecom co-investments
News Analysis | 10/28/2020

Moving away from the single lane, Facebook sees co-investment and partnership as a solution to the digital divide.

What's next for Kyrio?
CxO Spotlight | 10/28/2020

Ike Elliott, the new CEO of Kyrio, says the CableLabs subsidiary is taking a network-agnostic approach to device testing and expanding into software services that benefit cable operators and their suppliers.

Microsoft's lockdown cloud revenues soar
News Analysis | 10/28/2020

Microsoft sees its cloud services revenue rise 31% year-on-year, to $15.2 billion, as Verizon chooses Azure for private business 5G.

AMD muscles up with Xilinx in fight against Intel
News Analysis | 10/27/2020

Fast-growing semiconductor firm ups the data center ante with biggest-ever acquisition, a $35 billion all-stock deal, expected to close by end of 2021.

Starlink's beta arrives at $99/month for speeds up to 150 Mbit/s – report
News Analysis | 10/27/2020

Starlink, the satellite Internet provider from Elon Musk's SpaceX, isn't confirming any details, but emails touting its 'Better Than Nothing Beta program' offer some insights.

Harmonic's 'CableOS' rollout spans 2.1M modems, 38 operators
News Analysis | 10/27/2020

Supplier also sees video revenues perk back up in Q3 as projects resume and company sizes up opportunities to participate in C-band reclamation initiatives.

Eurobites: More regulation? No way, says Telefónica's José
News Analysis | 10/27/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia clinches fixed access deal with POST Luxembourg; Sparkle and Mobileum team up on roaming security; Tele2 Russia calls on Anam for SMS smarts.

T-Mobile overshadows Verizon, AT&T in LTE fixed wireless coverage
News Analysis | 10/26/2020

T-Mobile touts 20 million households covered, while AT&T said it will cover 1.1 million locations this year. And a new report on Verizon found the operator covers just 2 million homes.

India's Airtel launches cloud comms platform Airtel IQ
News Analysis | 10/26/2020

Bharti Airtel hopes its cloud-based omnichannel communications platform IQ, aimed at enterprise and SMEs, will grab India's lucrative cloud comms market.

Tech asks EU for hate-speech moderation protection
News Analysis | 10/26/2020

As the EU rewrites its digital policy, tech companies ask for legal protections to moderate hate speech and illegal content more aggressively.

Eurobites: Nokia gets the nod for Finnish JV's 5G network
News Analysis | 10/26/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom and Orange join forces on smart-glasses tech; Telefónica connects Europcar; Bulgaria is clean, says the US.

Italy vetoes Fastweb’s Huawei 5G deal – report
News Analysis | 10/26/2020

Report suggests the government is caving into US pressure to prevent operators from deploying 5G kit from Chinese vendors.

Intel's data-centric biz takes a Q3 hammering
News Analysis | 10/23/2020

After an April bounce driven by more homeworking thanks to COVID-19, the US chip giant has finally been hit by customers' cost-cutting, despite cloud growth.

Facebook in the crosshairs of possible FTC lawsuit
News Analysis | 10/23/2020

Days after Google found itself in court, the FTC is deciding whether to pursue antitrust claims against Facebook over buying WhatsApp and Instagram.

Eurobites: Portugal's Vodafone and NOS seal network-sharing pact
News Analysis | 10/23/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Shell wants Post Office's broadband biz; Nokia sells G.fast in Germany; new 5G apps, courtesy of Orange; Telecom Italia picks vendors.

AT&T sheds 627K pay-TV subs as HBO Max activations double in Q3
News Analysis | 10/22/2020

Led by solid fiber service growth, AT&T added 158,000 total broadband customers in the quarter.

Viavi loses CFO to Rackspace, upgrades fiscal Q1 guidance
News Analysis | 10/22/2020

Test and measurement specialist appoints Pam Avent as its interim CFO following resignation of Amar Maletira.

US Justice Dept: Google paid handset makers for search dominance
News Analysis | 10/21/2020

The US Justice Department sues Google in its biggest antitrust action in 22 years, accusing it and Apple of a multi-billion-dollar secret deal.

Pent-up demand drives Fios Internet sub growth to five-year high
News Analysis | 10/21/2020

Fueled by a return to field installations, Fios Internet sub adds of 144,000 in Q3 smashed expectations even as Verizon continued to shed Fios video subs. Meanwhile, the telco remains pumped about 5G Home.

Cisco carves away at enterprise WAN complexity with new routers
News Analysis | 10/20/2020

Cisco has given its ISR and ASR routers a refresh with the Catalyst 8000 series to provide connectivity and security features in the data center, branch and edge.

Private networks to play growing role in IoT – report
News Analysis | 10/20/2020

Transforma Insights forecasts that over 150 million cellular devices will be connected to on-premises private networks by the end of 2030.

Eurobites: Tele2 cutbacks fatten profit margins
News Analysis | 10/20/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: ITV sets up streaming unit; VEON invests in ShopUp; Arm takes wraps of latest design.

Juniper splashes $450M on AI hotshot 128 Technology
News Analysis | 10/19/2020

Latest deal comes after moves for Mist Systems and Netrounds and is aimed largely at strengthening Juniper's presence in the SD-WAN market.

Podcast: Telefonica targets fiber expansion
LRTV Interviews | 10/19/2020

Light Reading's Iain Morris and Kelsey Ziser discuss highlights from last week's BBWF event, including Telefonica's approach to fiber buildouts.

Eurobites: Telefónica targets 2M German homes with new fiber network – report
News Analysis | 10/19/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Covage reaches 1 million homes with fiber in France; Vodafone tries open RAN in the Netherlands; Nokia lauded for managed services ability.

Operators edge toward revenues from low-latency services
DanoVision | 10/16/2020

Edge computing promises to reduce users' latency speeds. And now, some operators are not only addressing the space but seeking revenues from the sale of low-latency services.

Eurobites: EU member states map out their cloud future
News Analysis | 10/16/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EE offers immersive soccer coverage; France and the Netherlands want to tame tech titans; Telia goes climate neutral.

Boris broadband plan is way off pace, says UK spending watchdog
News Analysis | 10/16/2020

Build rates need to increase four-fold to meet a 2025 gigabit target and there is still no detailed plan for covering hard-to-reach areas.

T-Mobile's 5G lead begins to widen
DanoVision | 10/15/2020

T-Mobile is on its way toward covering 100 million people with speedy midband 5G this year. And its 5G services are up to 25% cheaper than those from AT&T and Verizon.

How AI could cut bandwidth in video conferences by 90%
News Analysis | 10/15/2020

A new artificial intelligence platform from chipmaker Nvidia promises to reduce bandwidth usage in video conferencing down to one tenth of the H.264 standard.

Upgrade to 1.8GHz presents power challenge for cable ops
News Analysis | 10/15/2020

The idea of using small, distributed booster amplifiers to overcome the power issues presented by 1.8GHz upgrades is gaining traction, but remains a topic that's ripe for debate.

France and Netherlands take aim at US tech giants
News Analysis | 10/15/2020

State secretaries Cédric O and Mona Keijzer join forces to propose ways of reducing the power of 'gatekeeper' platforms.

Zoom rolls out end-to-end encryption and 'Zapps'
News Analysis | 10/15/2020

Zoom announced all its users can access end-to-end encryption from next week, and unveiled 'Zapp' apps in an attempt to grow into a platform.

Eurobites: Also-RAN Ericsson bags KPN's core
News Analysis | 10/15/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange cozies up to OPPO, provides connectivity for seniors' devices; Nokia draws on analytics for COVID-19 temperature testing; come friendly fiber, fall on Slough.

Malik out as VEON CTO
News Analysis | 10/14/2020

Yogesh Malik joins a growing list of senior executives who have left the emerging-markets operator since 2018.

Huawei, China Mobile pitch network smarts together
News Analysis | 10/14/2020

Huawei unveils AI-powered connectivity to untangle network complexity for carriers and enterprise.

Operators call for more vendor support in open source projects
News Analysis | 10/14/2020

Broadband World Forum panelists say it's important to get the types of network efficiencies that hyperscale companies like Google, Facebook and Amazon have.

COVID-19 sparks fixed wireless rollouts
News Analysis | 10/14/2020

Fixed wireless providers in locations ranging from LA to Arkansas are rolling out new services in order to connect students and others to the Internet amid a pandemic.

Cable's evolutionary path leads to mobile, convergence
News Analysis | 10/14/2020

'Today's cable operators are becoming tomorrow's mobile operators,' Cisco's John Chapman says.

Menlo Micro's 'Ideal Switch' touted as major upgrade to 5G
News Analysis | 10/14/2020

According to iPod and iPhone luminary Tony Fadell, Menlo Micro's new product 'is already triggering massive cross-industry upheaval.' It's initially targeted at the 5G sector.

Cable DAA activity perks up
News Analysis | 10/13/2020

Commscope cuts off a piece of Comcast's next-gen network biz while Vecima and Technetix connect on a product/sales deal focused on distributed access architectures.

Telefónica CTO hints at less capital-intensive future
News Analysis | 10/13/2020

Enrique Blanco says a fiber investment program will set his business up for the next 30 to 50 years.

China's newest telco starts up
News Analysis | 10/13/2020

China's CBN joins the game, but will the new mobile entrant survive?

Eurobites: Nokia adds vim to Bulgaria's Vivacom
News Analysis | 10/13/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EE rolls out more 5G in; UK buyers of new iPhone may live to regret their purchase; Ericsson demos spectrum-sharing innovation with China Telecom.

An inside look at Verizon's first 5G MEC customers
News Analysis | 10/12/2020

Verizon and its partner Amazon Web Services currently have 5G edge compute centers in five cities with plans to expand that to ten locations by year-end.

DOCSIS 3.1's runway is shorter in Europe, Liberty Global's CEO says
News Analysis | 10/12/2020

Mid-split and high-split upgrades will beef up HFC's upstream, but fiber competition is pushing the MSO to give a closer look at DOCSIS 4.0 and the industry's broader '10G' initiative.

Technetix jumps in to bridge Cisco's 'GainMaker' gap
News Analysis | 10/12/2020

Supplier joins ATX Networks in pursuing a cable amplifier business that Cisco is leaving up for grabs as cable operators mull 1.2GHz and 1.8GHz spectrum upgrades.

KPN faces new takeover rumors
News Analysis | 10/12/2020

Swedish investor EQT is said to be in early talks on a possible deal, but obstacles to a takeover may prove tough to overcome.

SCTE CEO: Secretive show demo to tout the promise of '10G'
CxO Spotlight | 10/9/2020

Futuristic demonstration at virtual Cable-Tec Expo will represent 'a next generation of science' and provide a 'real statement for the industry,' says Mark Dzuban.

Telefónica nears $5.9B FTTH deal in Germany – report
News Analysis | 10/9/2020

The Spanish giant's new openness to infrastructure-investment partnerships, announced as part of a Group reorganization late last year, seems close to bearing fruit in Germany.

Cable ops urged to stoke investment in the network
News Analysis | 10/8/2020

DOCSIS 3.1 and upstream spectrum upgrades will provide plenty of capacity runway to cable ops, but 'we cannot take our foot off the gas,' Cox's Jeff Finkelstein says.

Comcast tests symmetrical 1.25-Gig on HFC
News Analysis | 10/8/2020

Crossing milestones on the path to '10G,' Comcast says the trial is running on a live production, 'all digital' HFC network in Jacksonville using remote PHY digital nodes and a virtualized CMTS.

CommScope takes aim at HFC's flexible future
News Analysis | 10/8/2020

CommScope's new 'migratable' distributed access device can operate in both remote PHY and remote MACPHY configurations as cable operators continue to explore what path their future HFC networks will take.

Vodafone UK trumpets its green credentials
News Analysis | 10/8/2020

UK-based operator says it saved 100 gigawatt hours (GWh) of energy in three years.

Eurobites: Three UK backs Colt as its preferred provider of backhaul
News Analysis | 10/8/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson modernizes Airtel's Kenyan network; Arm exec promises 'firewalls' to protect customers' interests after Nvidia takeover; hydrogen fuel cell provides backup for European tower site.

ExxonMobil heads to the edge with Intel
News Analysis | 10/7/2020

ExxonMobil wants to open up its supply chain, and edge compute solutions are key to the strategy.

Comcast Business sizes up symmetrical speed options, home SD-WAN play
News Analysis | 10/7/2020

The pandemic may have slowed the overall rate of growth of cable business services, but it has also presented opportunities to ramp up new products and services, says Comcast Business exec Bob Victor.

Juniper jockeys for position in security space
News Analysis | 10/7/2020

Dell'Oro Group's Mauricio Sanchez says security is still an emerging business area for Juniper but that the company is well positioned there and looking to expand.

Dito says it's on track to break Philippines duopoly in March
News Analysis | 10/7/2020

Dito CTO says the company built 859 basestations by mid-September and aims to complete at least 2,000 by year-end.

German rivals buddy up for first time on fiber
News Analysis | 10/7/2020

Deutsche Telekom and Telefónica Deutschland add fiber to their long-running wholesale fixed access agreement.

Eurobites: UK think-tank casts doubt on government's 2025 fiber deadline
News Analysis | 10/7/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EU weighs in on telco data retention; Ericsson still well in at Bharti Airtel; Orange's IoT tech keeps tabs on gas tanks.

Telia flogs international carrier business for $1.1B
News Analysis | 10/6/2020

Proceeds from sale of Telia Carrier to Polhem Infra will be used to help strengthen the operator's balance sheet.

In the US, 4G continues to outshine 5G
DanoVision | 10/6/2020

The 'year of 5G' has come and gone a few times now, but it's clear that 4G continues to play the role of workhorse while 5G stands only as the showhorse.

Cable Next-Gen Preview: From Broadway to your basement
LRTV Documentaries | 10/5/2020

Light Reading Cable/Video Practice Leader Alan Breznick and Light Reading Senior Editor Jeff Baumgartner preview two cable-related symposiums happening this week, on Tuesday, October 6 and Thursday, October 8. They're all digital this year, as we've had to say goodbye to Broadway while staying safe during the pandemic. Tuesday's program will focus on cable business services and Thursday's program's focus shifts to emerging cable network architectures.

AT&T stops DSL sales
News Analysis | 10/5/2020

Along with an ongoing de-emphasis of other older technologies, AT&T's DSL sale stoppage enters the picture as AT&T amplifies its focus on fiber-fed and wireless broadband services.

Eurobites: Cellnex, Everynet combine on IoT network rollouts
News Analysis | 10/5/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Three ponders masts sale; TIM, Ardian finalize terms of Inwit deal; MTN Zambia bolsters backbone with ZTE.

TalkTalk and BT squabble over discount FTTP deal – report
News Analysis | 10/5/2020

TalkTalk CEO says next three to six months 'are critical' as operator continues to seek long-term fiber deal with Openreach.

Coping with COVID-19: What businesses can do
Column | 10/5/2020

In this blog post, Broadband Success Partners' Davis Strauss discusses how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the commercial market and how businesses can cope.

Shentel launches 5G-ready fixed wireless with Nokia
News Analysis | 10/2/2020

Shentel is looking to cover up to 15,000 households this year with fixed wireless Internet equipment from Nokia that can be upgraded to 5G.

India's Airtel puts $13M in Security Intelligence Center
News Analysis | 10/2/2020

Bharti Airtel launched the Security Intelligence Center with an investment of INR1000 million, and Airtel Secure, cybersecurity for enterprise customers.

How rising broadband demands might reshape US telecom
News Analysis | 10/2/2020

Demand for broadband Internet is at an all-time high. And some providers like AT&T, Windstream, Verizon and Frontier appear to be responding as a result.

Coronavirus speeds up IoT adoption, businesses say
News Analysis | 10/2/2020

Seventy-eight percent of businesses adopting IoT say it was key to their lockdown continuity, with 67% increasing the pace of IoT due to the pandemic, says a new study.

CableLabs reaches key milestone on path to '10G'
News Analysis | 10/2/2020

New Flexible MAC architecture specs will give cable operators options as they disaggregate elements of next-gen networks that will pump out multi-gig speeds and support low latencies and enhanced security.

5G patent storm brewing – report
News Analysis | 10/2/2020

If you thought smartphone patent wars were already messy then it could be a whole lot worse now that a pile of different industries are looking to harness 5G and other technologies.

Eurobites: Nokia celebrates its 5G century
News Analysis | 10/2/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia cleared of profit-warning perfidiousness; BT clears out of Latin America; ETNO wheels out survey findings to prompt more 5G evangelism by governments.

CommScope swaps CEOs
News Analysis | 10/1/2020

Charles 'Chuck' Treadway succeeds the retiring Eddie Edwards and takes the helm following the integration of Arris, a company-wide focus on 5G and the need to get a grip on CommScope's struggling CPE business.

Drahi's Altice takeover plan hits a road bump
News Analysis | 10/1/2020

A shareholder in Altice Europe said Drahi's buyout offer significantly undervalues the company.

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