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Altice USA touts broadband sub surge in Q1
News Analysis | 4/30/2020

Video losses also climbed during the pandemic, and the company expects mobile sub volumes to slow as most retail stores remain closed.

Microsoft's 5G, edge computing and private wireless ambitions come into focus
News Analysis | 4/30/2020

Microsoft spent a reported $1.35 billion to buy Affirmed Networks. Now, its plans for the company, Azure, edge computing, 5G and private wireless networks are becoming clearer.

Comcast sees broadband and mobile gains but greater video pain in Q1
News Analysis | 4/30/2020

As the pandemic set in during Q1, Comcast pulled in a record 477,000 broadband subs and 216,000 mobile customers, but saw pay-TV losses widen greatly to 409,000.

Nokia gives up on 5G radio business in China
News Analysis | 4/30/2020

The Finnish vendor has thrown in the towel after losing out in a recent round of 5G contract awards.

Orange reports slight Q1 revenue growth amid COVID-19 uncertainty
News Analysis | 4/30/2020

The France-based group reports a mixed bag of results for the quarter, with revenue up strongly in Africa and the Middle East but down in Spain.

Nokia takes €200M hit from COVID-19 but manages wafer-thin profit
News Analysis | 4/30/2020

Finnish equipment maker reckons sales would have grown in the absence of the virus and makes good progress on cost-cutting activities.

The COVID-19 traffic surge is over, now it's time to find the new baseline
DanoVision | 4/30/2020

Is global Internet traffic going to return to normal as the pandemic subsides? Or will it remain where it is? Corning's Wendell Weeks might have some insight here.

NextWave's Allen Salmasi returns with edge computing startup Veea
News Analysis | 4/29/2020

One of the pioneers of the wireless industry has turned his attention to the network edge, with the goal of combining connectivity and compute capability in a single box.

Cable upstream growth went 'bonkers' during early stages of pandemic – CommScope
News Analysis | 4/29/2020

MSOs have tools that free up more upstream capacity in the near-term, but the recent spikes in peak usage have accelerated discussions about bigger upgrades that will beef up cable's upstream, CommScope exec says.

Juniper is heading for another sales dip this year
News Analysis | 4/29/2020

Supply chain constraints and weaker demand from enterprise customers will make the equipment maker increasingly reliant on its cloud business in 2020.

Eurofiber signals delays to fiber build in Belgium, France
News Analysis | 4/29/2020

Some government authorities have imposed restrictions on the delivery of new projects during the COVID-19 pandemic, with repercussions for fiber rollout targets.

NTT DoCoMo earnings fall on tougher competition and virus impact
News Analysis | 4/28/2020

Coronavirus, tougher competition drive down NTT DoCoMo earnings.

Eurobites: UK's NHS goes its own way on COVID-19 app
News Analysis | 4/28/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: trouble brews over French coronavirus app; Virgin Media suffers major outage; CityFibre breaks ground in Bury.

Automation champ Telenor slashes spending on COVID-19 impact
News Analysis | 4/28/2020

It's bad news for equipment vendors and employees but good for automated networks and their investors.

Harmonic's CableOS momentum slowed by COVID-19
News Analysis | 4/27/2020

Harmonic ends Q1 with 27 commercial deployments covering 1.3 million modems for its software-powered, virtualized cable access platform, but rollout pace has decelerated during the pandemic.

Ramping traffic from COVID-19 caused 'small amount of anxiety,' CenturyLink CTO says
News Analysis | 4/27/2020

Parts of CenturyLink's infrastructure 'ran hot,' but the overall network, already built to withstand failure, was able to normalize traffic surges and deal with those initial spikes, Andrew Dugan says.

As Ericsson advances, Nokia's 5G business may be finished in China
Morris Lore | 4/27/2020

Where does China's recent award of major 5G contracts leave the Nordic equipment makers?

Britain needs to get its gigabit act together – report
News Analysis | 4/27/2020

Research firm Assembly warns the UK economy could miss out big time if measures are not in place to promote gigabit-capable broadband.

Rust Belt ISP touts gigabit speeds with 5G fixed wireless
News Analysis | 4/27/2020

The FCC wants rural Americans to have access to both gigabit Internet and 5G. One ISP in America's heartland believes fixed wireless can deliver both.

FCC: China covered up COVID-19, so we'll ban Chinese telcos
News Analysis | 4/27/2020

Blaming China for the spread of the deadly virus, US authorities are moving to ban Chinese service providers from the US market.

India's new FDI rules are another headache for Chinese vendors
News Analysis | 4/27/2020

Rules mean that any foreign investments by countries that share land borders with India will be heavily scrutinized.

Limelight sees 'tremendous' interest in edge computing launch
News Analysis | 4/24/2020

Limelight's CFO said the company's total addressable market in edge computing is likely bigger than its current content delivery network business.

Cable-Tec Expo 2020 still a go
News Analysis | 4/24/2020

Event team is 'moving ahead to ensure everything is ready' for this year's show, set for October 13-16 in Denver, SCTE/ISBE CEO says.

ZTE hits buffers as sales and profits slide
News Analysis | 4/24/2020

Chinese equipment vendor's recovery stalls in the first quarter, but the company's involvement in domestic 5G projects could provide a boost later this year.

Stankey set to take the helm at AT&T as Stephenson steps down
News Analysis | 4/24/2020

John Stankey will rise to CEO effective July 1 and take over during a turbulent time. Current CEO Randall Stephenson is retiring but will stay on as exec chairman until January 2021.

Verizon sheds 84K Fios video subs, adds 59K Fios broadband customers in Q1
News Analysis | 4/24/2020

Verizon expanding use of new 'Fios in a Box' model to keep new installs afloat without requiring technicians to enter customer homes.

Belgium steams ahead with over 300% increase in full-fiber coverage
News Analysis | 4/24/2020

FTTH Council Europe and IDATE data ranks the small Benelux state as the fastest-growing market in Europe in terms of homes passed by FTTH/B networks.

Eurobites: Germany at odds with Apple over coronavirus-tracing app
News Analysis | 4/24/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Tony Blair's think-tank thinks greater digital surveillance is a price worth paying; Proximus boosts upload speeds in Belgium; Ekinops brings 100G to local provider in France.

The UK's fiber gap is not closing fast enough
News Analysis | 4/23/2020

The UK's superfast broadband lag could leave it in a nasty situation on the other side of the COVID-19 crisis.

ATX opens next chapter in its cable network story
News Analysis | 4/23/2020

After taking over an important piece of Cisco's cable network hardware business, ATX has introduced a new line of outside plant products that takes aim at DOCSIS 4.0 and, eventually, cable's 3GHz future.

Eurobites: TIM, Vodafone tackle debt with Inwit stake sale
News Analysis | 4/23/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: ADVA hit by Wuhan lockdown; Ericsson powers ABB; UK mobile churn down in COVID-19 time; fiber fun in Ukraine.

Euskaltel gears up for national expansion under Virgin brand
News Analysis | 4/23/2020

The operator in Spain's Basque region plans for the next stage of its growth after reporting a solid Q1.

Introducing TikTok, the latest headache for mobile network engineers
News Analysis | 4/23/2020

Verizon's top networking executive said that TikTok is now the fourth most popular application on the operator's network, in terms of the traffic it generates.

CableLabs cancels 4Front event due to COVID-19
News Analysis | 4/22/2020

Cross-industry event focused on areas such as gaming, AI, security and healthcare was originally set for June 23-25 in Denver. CableLabs plans to give it another shot in 2021.

AT&T CEO warns of 'downward proclivity' in network spending
News Analysis | 4/22/2020

AT&T may be waffling on its lowband 5G buildout timeline as well as its plan to spend roughly $20 billion on capital expenses this year. The pandemic, executives said, has thrown everything into doubt.

AT&T loses 1.03M pay-TV subs in Q1
News Analysis | 4/22/2020

But initial sales volumes for the new AT&T TV streaming service are in line with expectations following the recent national launch, says company President and COO John Stankey.

AT&T starts $6B cost-cutting program
News Analysis | 4/22/2020

AT&T executives said the operator will cut costs across ten broad areas. The operator has already started $1 billion worth of work in its retail and field operations.

Big Tech's 'hiring spree' will leave many behind
Morris Lore | 4/21/2020

As a few major technology firms continue to recruit thousands of employees, more will be considering layoffs.

Tele2 suspends 2020 financial guidance amid COVID-19 uncertainty
News Analysis | 4/21/2020

Sweden-based operator remains cautiously optimistic for the long term, but scraps 2020 financial guidance and postpones extraordinary dividend.

Huawei's hardest year starts with profit down $160M but sales up
News Analysis | 4/21/2020

COVID-19 and US sanctions have led to a slowdown at the Chinese vendor, but its engine is still running.

GCI begins rolling out 5G in Alaska with Ericsson
News Analysis | 4/20/2020

GCI said it is upgrading to 5G in a project that also involves increasing its network in Anchorage from just 15MHz to fully 60MHz.

The curious case of the COVID-19 cellular traffic spike
News Analysis | 4/20/2020

Despite an overall rise in traffic, there are indications that wireless networks aren't seeing much additional use. And that, according to some analysts, could slow wireless operators' investments.

Eurobites: Altice teams up with Morgan Stanley for new fiber JV in Portugal
News Analysis | 4/20/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UK boosts support for tech startups; Imagination Technologies' HQ can stay in the UK, says Canyon Bridge; O2 CTO sticks up for his engineers; Arcep joins GSA.

What Elauwit's founders built after Boingo
News Analysis | 4/17/2020

Barry Rubens and Dan McDonough sold Elauwit Networks in 2018 to Boingo for $28M. Today they're back with a new company: Elauwit Connection.

Utility giant Ameren moving forward with private LTE network
News Analysis | 4/17/2020

Ameren has been testing a private LTE network with equipment from Nokia and CommScope and spectrum from AT&T and Anterix. Now the company has indicated interest in moving forward.

China blesses Nvidia-Mellanox marriage
News Analysis | 4/17/2020

GPU specialist reckons its $6.9 billion diversification play will now see closure this month.

Nokia shares surge on rumors of hostile takeover
News Analysis | 4/16/2020

Nokia declined to comment on a report that it is working to defend itself against a hostile takeover.

Ericsson shows unease as corona crisis continues
News Analysis | 4/16/2020

The Swedish equipment maker will have to contend with the postponement of spectrum auctions and delays to 5G projects during its second quarter.

OTE embarks on economy drive, delays 5G, but no job cuts
News Analysis | 4/16/2020

Operator seems determined to keep shareholders onside by slashing expenses to meet free cash-flow target.

Telefónica sees big spike in Internet traffic due to COVID-19
News Analysis | 4/16/2020

Spain-based operator said the increase in Internet traffic in one month exceeded the entire growth registered in 2019.

Used-parts broker TXO is on a roll as telcos adapt to COVID-19 crisis
News Analysis | 4/16/2020

As operators face dwindling sales, a surge in network traffic and supply chain disruption, circumstances look auspicious for dealers in used parts.

Telecom revenue to be hit by COVID-19 fallout in 2020, report says
News Analysis | 4/16/2020

Analysys Mason predicts that telecom revenue in developed markets will fall by 3.4% in 2020, compared to pre-crisis forecast of a 0.7% increase.

Charter sees broadband sub lift during pandemic
News Analysis | 4/15/2020

Charter generated 119,000 new Internet accounts in March via a 60-day free service offer to students and educators, but noted that total new broadband connects were also up that month compared to year-ago totals.

A major TV sports upset is on the cards
Morris Lore | 4/15/2020

Sport is something you do, but no longer something you watch. That has nasty implications for service providers.

Frontier files for Chapter 11 with plan to cut debt by more than $10B
News Analysis | 4/15/2020

Struggling telco says it embarks on restructuring plan with approval from more than 75% of its bondholders and $1.1 billion in liquidity.

Amid COVID-19, China dependence no longer seems such a good idea
Morris Lore | 4/14/2020

Suspicion about Chinese motives during the pandemic will drive European governments and companies to reconsider their affairs with the Asian superpower.

If the US is going to ban China Telecom, do it for a solid reason
News Analysis | 4/14/2020

There may be valid reasons for banning the Chinese operator from the US, but they aren't detailed in the latest government report.

COMSovereign wants to be the American Huawei
News Analysis | 4/13/2020

Dan Hodges describes US-based COMSovereign as the 'nightmare scenario' for foreign 5G suppliers like Nokia and Ericsson, because 'anybody that says the US is way behind, technically, is smoking crack.'

COVID-19: Operators could boost capex, but security threats also rise
News Analysis | 4/10/2020

As the growth of coronavirus Internet traffic begins to taper off, network operators are now looking at what that growth might mean in terms of both threats and investments.

US agencies take aim at China Telecom
News Analysis | 4/9/2020

Several government agencies ask the FCC to 'revoke and terminate' China Telecom's licenses in the US, citing foreign ownership and imminent security threats.

Charter built to withstand the COVID-19 storm – analyst
News Analysis | 4/9/2020

But even as a 'pure play' cable operator, Charter won't come out of this crisis completely unscathed as broadband subscriber growth slows and cord-cutting likely goes from bad to worse.

US decision a 'blow' to HK's status as telecom hub, says legislator
News Analysis | 4/9/2020

Excluding Hong Kong from a trans-Pacific cable is bad news for the city, according to a key industry figure.

Telecom Italia warns of steeper revenue decline amid COVID-19
News Analysis | 4/9/2020

Italian operator's CEO said revenue will suffer even as demand for communication and entertainment services booms.

Non-IP squares up to New IP in battle for Internet's future
News Analysis | 4/8/2020

Without a better system than IP, future 5G applications may simply not be feasible. But the industry is torn over the answer.

Eurobites: Vodafone and friends take on COVID-19 – with your smartphone
News Analysis | 4/8/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Synamedia lands Vodafone TV gig; the march of the altnets; Deutsche Telekom gets on board with Azure.

Indian market woes trigger job cuts by Huawei, ZTE
News Analysis | 4/8/2020

The Chinese vendors have cut hundreds of jobs, Light Reading has learned, in the troubled Indian market.

Intel deal adds vital Wi-Fi piece to MaxLinear's broadband puzzle
News Analysis | 4/7/2020

Wi-Fi has long been a 'critical missing strategic element in our portfolio,' MaxLinear CEO says. On the cable end, the deal will ensure that cable operators still have a critical second source for DOCSIS silicon.

Podcast: NTT Research President and CEO Kazu Gomi
CxO Spotlight | 4/7/2020

Kazu Gomi discusses why NTT Research was formed, what it's working on and the ambitious goals of its IOWN initiative with Intel and Sony.

Cutting Huawei off from TSMC would be end-of-days move
Morris Lore | 4/7/2020

Moves to cut Huawei off from one of its largest suppliers could result in 'catastrophic destruction' on a global scale.

Australia's NBN under spotlight amid COVID-19 usage spikes
News Analysis | 4/7/2020

Australia's NBN claims it is meeting increased demand during the pandemic, but some are calling on the network to cut wholesale prices.

How home connectivity has been a lifeline during COVID-19
Column | 4/6/2020

As the world moves to contain the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, home containment has been our biggest weapon to 'flatten the curve.'

Eurobites: BT CEO Jansen waives pay for six months to help fund COVID-19 fight
News Analysis | 4/6/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Open Fiber resumes work on FTTH network in Italian coronavirus hotspot; Orange/Free Mobile roaming agreement extended; Deutsche Telekom's security unit teams up with Palo Alto Networks.

Frontier inches toward bankruptcy
News Analysis | 4/3/2020

Says 'significant under-investment' in fiber has played role in putting Frontier in this tenuous position as company outlines plan to reorg, invest in fiber and manage the decline of 'non-core' products and customers.

Nokia cuts nearly 5K jobs as Huawei bulks up
News Analysis | 4/3/2020

The Nordic firm has been cutting its workforce as it tries to protect margins, while its Chinese rival just keeps getting bigger.

Podcast: Carrier voice traffic stays over-the-top
The Philter | 4/3/2020

TeleGeography's Paul Brodsky joins Light Reading's Phil Harvey to talk about international voice traffic and how the mix of traffic on carrier networks has changed over the years.

TIM, Infratel step up fiber switch-on in response to COVID-19
News Analysis | 4/3/2020

Italian operator signals acceleration of agreement to light up dark fiber installed by Infratel Italia in 600 municipalities.

800G rollout imminent following live trials
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 4/2/2020

800G single wavelength coherent is a significant development that will help meet demand for higher bandwidths from users working from home and businesses delivering services remotely.

COVID-19-driven network traffic shows signs of stabilizing
News Analysis | 4/2/2020

According to Nokia, COVID-19 Internet traffic is beginning to plateau. Meantime, CenturyLink reported 35% growth in its traffic. And vendors including Ciena and Juniper could eventually benefit.

Tofane Global snaps up NOS carrier services unit
News Analysis | 4/2/2020

Communications group continues its acquisition drive with acquisition of NOS International Carrier Services from the Portuguese operator.

'Evoca,' a new pay-TV service, will be delivered over ATSC 3.0
News Analysis | 4/2/2020

New offering from startup Edge Networks will launch in Boise this summer on the next-gen broadcast standard and feature more than 80 channels for less than $50 per month.

Eurobites: Bouygues Telecom scraps guidance amid COVID-19 uncertainty
News Analysis | 4/2/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Slovakia presses on with 5G auction plans; O2 cuts ties with Dixons Carphone; Telecom Italia sets up new supervisory body; optical equipment makers to feel Europe's 5G pain.

Leading Lights awards deadline moves
News Analysis | 4/1/2020

We're moving the entry deadline for this year's Leading Lights awards to Friday, May 1.

'New IP' is an actual Huawei threat to networks
News Analysis | 4/1/2020

A new system for the Internet is a far greater threat to the West than Huawei's role in 5G networks.

Eurobites: Boffins join forces to develop COVID-19 tracking apps
News Analysis | 4/1/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telia given green light for Finnish fiber JV; who's up and who's down in European telco brands; Sequans revises guidance down for first quarter.

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