Video losses also climbed during the pandemic, and the company expects mobile sub volumes to slow as most retail stores remain closed.
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.
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.
The Finnish vendor has thrown in the towel after losing out in a recent round of 5G contract awards.
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.
Finnish equipment maker reckons sales would have grown in the absence of the virus and makes good progress on cost-cutting activities.
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.
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.
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.
Supply chain constraints and weaker demand from enterprise customers will make the equipment maker increasingly reliant on its cloud business in 2020.
Some government authorities have imposed restrictions on the delivery of new projects during the COVID-19 pandemic, with repercussions for fiber rollout targets.
Coronavirus, tougher competition drive down NTT DoCoMo earnings.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: trouble brews over French coronavirus app; Virgin Media suffers major outage; CityFibre breaks ground in Bury.
It's bad news for equipment vendors and employees but good for automated networks and their investors.
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.
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.
Where does China's recent award of major 5G contracts leave the Nordic equipment makers?
Research firm Assembly warns the UK economy could miss out big time if measures are not in place to promote gigabit-capable broadband.
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.
Blaming China for the spread of the deadly virus, US authorities are moving to ban Chinese service providers from the US market.
Rules mean that any foreign investments by countries that share land borders with India will be heavily scrutinized.
Limelight's CFO said the company's total addressable market in edge computing is likely bigger than its current content delivery network business.
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.
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.
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 expanding use of new 'Fios in a Box' model to keep new installs afloat without requiring technicians to enter customer homes.
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.
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 superfast broadband lag could leave it in a nasty situation on the other side of the COVID-19 crisis.
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.
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.
The operator in Spain's Basque region plans for the next stage of its growth after reporting a solid Q1.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
As a few major technology firms continue to recruit thousands of employees, more will be considering layoffs.
Sweden-based operator remains cautiously optimistic for the long term, but scraps 2020 financial guidance and postpones extraordinary dividend.
COVID-19 and US sanctions have led to a slowdown at the Chinese vendor, but its engine is still running.
GCI said it is upgrading to 5G in a project that also involves increasing its network in Anchorage from just 15MHz to fully 60MHz.
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.
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.
Barry Rubens and Dan McDonough sold Elauwit Networks in 2018 to Boingo for $28M. Today they're back with a new company: Elauwit Connection.
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.
GPU specialist reckons its $6.9 billion diversification play will now see closure this month.
Nokia declined to comment on a report that it is working to defend itself against a hostile takeover.
The Swedish equipment maker will have to contend with the postponement of spectrum auctions and delays to 5G projects during its second quarter.
Operator seems determined to keep shareholders onside by slashing expenses to meet free cash-flow target.
Spain-based operator said the increase in Internet traffic in one month exceeded the entire growth registered in 2019.
As operators face dwindling sales, a surge in network traffic and supply chain disruption, circumstances look auspicious for dealers in used parts.
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 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.
Sport is something you do, but no longer something you watch. That has nasty implications for service providers.
Struggling telco says it embarks on restructuring plan with approval from more than 75% of its bondholders and $1.1 billion in liquidity.
Suspicion about Chinese motives during the pandemic will drive European governments and companies to reconsider their affairs with the Asian superpower.
There may be valid reasons for banning the Chinese operator from the US, but they aren't detailed in the latest government report.
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.'
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.
Several government agencies ask the FCC to 'revoke and terminate' China Telecom's licenses in the US, citing foreign ownership and imminent security threats.
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.
Excluding Hong Kong from a trans-Pacific cable is bad news for the city, according to a key industry figure.
Italian operator's CEO said revenue will suffer even as demand for communication and entertainment services booms.
Without a better system than IP, future 5G applications may simply not be feasible. But the industry is torn over the answer.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Synamedia lands Vodafone TV gig; the march of the altnets; Deutsche Telekom gets on board with Azure.
The Chinese vendors have cut hundreds of jobs, Light Reading has learned, in the troubled Indian market.
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.
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.
Moves to cut Huawei off from one of its largest suppliers could result in 'catastrophic destruction' on a global scale.
Australia's NBN claims it is meeting increased demand during the pandemic, but some are calling on the network to cut wholesale prices.
As the world moves to contain the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, home containment has been our biggest weapon to 'flatten the curve.'
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.
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.
The Nordic firm has been cutting its workforce as it tries to protect margins, while its Chinese rival just keeps getting bigger.
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.
Italian operator signals acceleration of agreement to light up dark fiber installed by Infratel Italia in 600 municipalities.
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.
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.
Communications group continues its acquisition drive with acquisition of NOS International Carrier Services from the Portuguese operator.
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.
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.
We're moving the entry deadline for this year's Leading Lights awards to Friday, May 1.
A new system for the Internet is a far greater threat to the West than Huawei's role in 5G networks.
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.