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T-Mobile is dragging its feet with 5G buildout, tower cos warn
News Analysis | 7/31/2020

Two of the nation's three big tower companies have begun fretting over T-Mobile's slower-than-expected 5G buildouts. Analysts are divided over whether it's time to worry.

Casa's grasp extends beyond its cable core
News Analysis | 7/31/2020

Once a shop focused primarily on the cable access network, Casa's Q2 results indicate that the vendor is starting to find its groove in the wireless and fixed telecom markets.

Charter rakes in subs across the board in Q2
News Analysis | 7/31/2020

Cable op adds 842,000 broadband, 102,00 video and 325,000 mobile lines. However, the 'secular trends for video hasn't changed,' Charter's CEO warns.

Proximus in COVID 'containment' mode
News Analysis | 7/31/2020

Cost-cutting measures cushion Q2 pandemic impact.

BT revenue and earnings dive 7% in fiscal Q1 as COVID-19 bites
News Analysis | 7/31/2020

Slump largely blamed on reduced revenue from BT Sport, the closure of retail stores and a reduction in business activity at its enterprise units.

Nokia stock soars as profits recover after China 5G exit
News Analysis | 7/31/2020

Finnish equipment vendor counts the sales cost of coronavirus and Chinese setbacks but makes unexpectedly good progress on profitability.

Leading Lights 2020 Finalists: Company of the Year (Public)
News Analysis | 7/30/2020

Five companies – Amdocs, Ciena, CommScope, Fortinet and Vonage – made the cut in the Company of the Year (Public) category.

1-Gig sell-ins gather steam at Altice USA
News Analysis | 7/30/2020

Using a mix of FTTP and DOCSIS 3.1, MSO has 1-Gig available to 75% of its footprint, with 24% of new broadband subs in those areas opting for gigabit service.

Verizon fashionably late to the LTE fixed wireless party
News Analysis | 7/30/2020

Verizon joins T-Mobile, AT&T and other telecom operators in selling LTE fixed wireless services. Verizon's second go at such a product allows for customer self-installs.

Telefónica to build new fiber network in Germany
News Analysis | 7/30/2020

The Spanish telecom giant is looking for equity partners for a new fiber project in Germany as assets go up for sale in Latin America.

Samsung looks chipper in Q2 as the world works from home
News Analysis | 7/30/2020

Strong semiconductor performance makes up for drop in smartphone sales. South Korean behemoth expects Q3 uptick at its mobile communications business unit.

Telefónica turns frugal as COVID-19 bites
News Analysis | 7/30/2020

The Spanish operator is selling assets, cutting jobs and reducing investments as its main subsidiaries are laid low by the pandemic.

Eurobites: KKR offers €1.8B for stake in TIM's 'last mile' – report
News Analysis | 7/30/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: TIM teams up on tech VC fund; UKCloud unveils new services; Ericsson scores in Indonesia.

'Shaw Mobile' banks on network convergence
News Analysis | 7/30/2020

Canada's Shaw's mobile offering has unlimited and by-the-Gig options, initially focused on residential broadband subs in Alberta and British Columbia.

Harmonic adds Vodafone to its 'CableOS' win list
News Analysis | 7/29/2020

Vodafone is using Harmonic's virtualization software, remote PHY devices and cloud-based management system for its DOCSIS 3.1 gigabit rollout in Germany.

Vecima deals for Nokia's cable access portfolio
News Analysis | 7/29/2020

Vecima is poised to raise its profile and accelerate its next-gen cable network roadmap by acquiring Nokia's DOCSIS distributed access product line and its EPON and DOCSIS provisioning over EPON portfolios.

Eurobites: Openreach pushes fiber into 'final third' of UK
News Analysis | 7/29/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: MTS bags 5G license; Ooredoo strengthens its core with Nokia; Arm UK wrestles Arm China.

Is edge computing the cure to videoconferencing's latency woes?
DanoVision | 7/29/2020

Executives at companies ranging from EdgeMicro to Deutsche Telekom have suggested that videoconferencing could be improved by edge computing. But others offer a decidedly less rosy view of the notion.

Ooredoo counts negative impact of COVID-19 in H1 results
News Analysis | 7/29/2020

Qatari operator says EBITDA dropped 5% in the first six months of 2020, in part because of actions introduced to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

Altice USA to sell a big piece of Lightpath
News Analysis | 7/28/2020

Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners has agreed to acquire 49.99% of the fiber-fueled Lightpath business services unit in a deal carrying an implied enterprise value of $3.2 billion.

Hughes to plow $50M into OneWeb
News Analysis | 7/28/2020

Hughes, a unit of EchoStar, will keep its hand in the low-Earth orbit satellite game by joining a consortium that's acquiring OneWeb out of bankruptcy.

Másmóvil, más clientes
News Analysis | 7/28/2020

Spain's high-flying challenger keeps racking up double-digit net customer adds.

Eurobites: Italy considers independent 'broadband champion'
News Analysis | 7/28/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Google hooks up to UK and Spain; Eir EXFOliates; Prysmian files cable patent lawsuit.

Verizon nabs AWS exec to oversee sales to feds
News Analysis | 7/28/2020

Jennifer Chronis will lead Verizon's 'Federal' business, having left Amazon Web Services' (AWS) after that company failed to win the US Department of Defense's massive JEDI contract.

Eurobites: DT gung-ho on 5G – but is trouble in store?
News Analysis | 7/27/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: European Commission wants 5G-supplier diversification; Ooredoo tests 200MHz spectrum; Virgin Media extends fiber network.

Verizon navigates through stormy Q2 waters
News Analysis | 7/24/2020

Wireless and media businesses take hits to the top-line, but Group revenue and earnings still exceed analyst expectations.

Verizon Fios, media units hit COVID-19 headwinds
News Analysis | 7/24/2020

Big US telco's fiber-based broadband and video platform and media operations see fewer new customers in second quarter because of the spread of the coronavirus.

Leading Lights 2020 Finalists: Outstanding Components Vendor
News Analysis | 7/24/2020

Four companies – Acacia Communications, LotusFlare, Precision OT and Xilinx – made the cut in the Outstanding Components Vendor category.

Leading Lights 2020 Finalists: Company of the Year (Private)
The Philter | 7/23/2020

Six companies – Altiostar Networks, Arrcus, Cohere Technologies, DriveNets, World Wide Technology and ZenFi Networks – made the cut in the Company of the Year (Private) category.

COVID-19 stings AT&T despite 5G, HBO Max rollouts
News Analysis | 7/23/2020

AT&T reports $2.8B impact on overall revenues from novel coronavirus as it loses wireless, broadband and pay-TV subscribers.

Eurobites: Nvidia makes advances on Arm – report
News Analysis | 7/23/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange hooks up with Eutelsat, demos network slicing with HPE and Casa Systems; will UK government live to regret its OneWeb investment?

Eurobites: TalkTalk feeling chipper after June-July recovery
News Analysis | 7/21/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: France goes easy on Huawei; Ericsson and Nokia could bear brunt of Beijing backlash; A1 Austria goes a-slicing.

Comcast's AI action extends to the network core
News Analysis | 7/20/2020

Cable op says a relatively new AI- and machine learning-assisted platform that orchestrates data from across the core network has helped Comcast maintain performance and rapidly pinpoint problems during the pandemic.

SpaceX's Starlink isn't a threat – at least not yet
DanoVision | 7/20/2020

Starlink has promised to offer 100Mbit/s downloads nationwide, with latency of roughly 30mn. But given the number of unknowns surrounding the LEO provider, ISPs probably don't need to worry just yet.

Eurobites: UK told Huawei the 5G ban is partly political – report
News Analysis | 7/20/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: South Africa's Rain taps Huawei for 5G SA; Ericsson lands more 5G SA work at SoftBank; is time up for the rush hour?

Verizon outlines 800G fiber intentions
News Analysis | 7/17/2020

Verizon said it successfully tested an 800Gbit/s connection with vendor Infinera. However, economics will continue to govern whether operators deploy 800G or 400G.

Satellite broadband's future to be formed by multi-orbit constellations, SES CEO says
CxO Spotlight | 7/17/2020

That future will be complemented by orchestration and new cloud capabilities that bring cohesiveness to multi-orbit satellite constellations that can also coexist with terrestrial networks, Steve Collar says.

Dish begins staffing up in wireless
News Analysis | 7/17/2020

Dish Network's wireless business is headquartered in Littleton, Colorado, where it has said it will employ at least 2,000 people. The company is in the midst of staffing up to meet that goal.

Telia sees $110M impact on Q2 revenue from COVID-19
News Analysis | 7/17/2020

Swedish operator reports net loss for both the Q2 and six-month period due to impairment costs on Turkcell stake.

Eurobites: Orange in a huff over 'half done' fiber rollout jibe
News Analysis | 7/17/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: European Commission scrutinizes Alexa and friends; Telia makes some changes; MTS launches 5G phone with Motorola and Qualcomm.

Amazon Web Services answers the question: Friend or foe to telcos?
News Analysis | 7/16/2020

Glenn Gore, director of solutions architecture for Amazon Web Services, spoke with Light Reading about the company's efforts in the telecom industry, and what role AWS might play in the future.

Coronavirus sharpens Telenor's focus on cuts
News Analysis | 7/16/2020

Having already hacked into headcount in the last few years, Telenor looks set to emerge from the pandemic with even fewer employees.

Zain sees sharp drop in Q2 profit but highlights resiliency amid COVID-19
News Analysis | 7/16/2020

The Middle Eastern operator reports mixed results for the first six months but hails measures undertaken to counter the effects of the health crisis.

Google to invest $10B in India's digital future
News Analysis | 7/15/2020

The Internet giant sees an opportunity to play in India's technology sector as coronavirus quickens the pace of digital transformation.

América Móvil reports 40% rise in Q2 net profit despite customer losses
News Analysis | 7/15/2020

Latin American giant loses 5 million wireless customers in Q2 2020 as COVID-19 lockdown measures bite.

Google Fiber expands in Utah
News Analysis | 7/14/2020

New agreement with city of Millcreek arrives as Google Fiber nears the completion of its network buildout in nearby Salt Lake City.

Facebook's latest status update: A robot that can spin fiber across power lines
News Analysis | 7/14/2020

A new silkworm-like robot from Facebook Connectivity that can deploy fiber across medium-voltage power lines emerges at an opportune time as policymakers and utilities elevate their focus on rural broadband.

Huawei banned from UK's 5G market
News Analysis | 7/14/2020

Operators will not be allowed to buy 5G products beyond the end of this year and will have to remove Huawei's products by 2027.

Eurobites: Is it a farewell to Arm for SoftBank?
News Analysis | 7/14/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telia Carrier lands Norway interconnect gig; Vodafone Ireland uses Enea for mobile video; another fine mesh from Wyld Networks.

Buttering up broadband: Farmers, ranchers lobby for rural networks
News Analysis | 7/13/2020

The new American Connection Project Broadband Coalition – fronted by butter maker Land O'Lakes and comprising almost 50 tech, Internet and food companies – is the latest to seek rural broadband money.

Charter will enter RDOF bonanza, put pressure on CenturyLink and Frontier
News Analysis | 7/13/2020

Charter's play for Rural Digital Opportunity Fund subsidies could target about 2.5 million homes and focus on states where it already has a 'material presence,' analysts believe.

Huawei books $1B growth in H1 profit despite US-led backlash
News Analysis | 7/13/2020

The Chinese vendor reports growth across all three business divisions as it fights a US-led campaign against it.

Eurobites: Ericsson lands private network gig at Paris airports
News Analysis | 7/13/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: STC postpones purchase of Vodafone Egypt stake; TIM and Enel told to get a move on; Virgin Media brings fiber to Warsop.

Frontier dinged $900K over hidden fees, Internet speed claims
News Analysis | 7/10/2020

Resolution with Washington Attorney General's office ends an investigation started in 2018 stemming from more than 600 complaints lodged by Frontier customers.

UK bill for Huawei takeaway does not add up
Morris Lore | 7/10/2020

Service providers in the UK have this week raised lots of unanswered questions about the cost of a Huawei ban.

TIA promises to end the Huawei security debate, once and for all
News Analysis | 7/9/2020

TIA is building a global standard and benchmarking tool that can measure the risks present in each vendor's supply chain in real time.

Eyeing $12B market, Nokia lands Apple deal for new data center switch
News Analysis | 7/9/2020

The Finnish vendor has today added a new switching line to its portfolio of optical and routing products, promising features that have not previously been available.

Eurobites: KCOM calls on ADVA to help it reach 10 Gbit/s in Hull
News Analysis | 7/9/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom helps digitalize air traffic control; Orange gets the IoT call from McConnell Dowell; Dundee in line for larger slice of BT cake.

Huawei still has no fix to being cut off from TSMC
News Analysis | 7/8/2020

Chinese vendor says it can meet current demand in the UK but fails to reassure the market that a long-term solution to US trade restrictions is in view.

Google Fiber returns to expansion mode through city pact
News Analysis | 7/7/2020

After a four-year pause on market expansion, Google Fiber is gearing up to start network deployments in West Des Moines, Iowa, via a new public/private partnership with the city.

Promptlink tries to rise above the cable network noise
CxO Spotlight | 7/7/2020

New AI-assisted tool is helping cable operators identify and pinpoint the source of upstream network noise during a pandemic that has caused peak usage to surge, CEO says.

Iliad ups fixed-line ante in Italy; TIM suffers
News Analysis | 7/7/2020

Open Fiber deal gives French telecoms Group an Italian route into broadband. Telecom Italia investors take fright.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Huawei, broadband and ad boycotts
LRTV Documentaries | 7/7/2020

This could be the last time you get to see Scott's pile of overdue filing, so make the most of it.

Eurobites: Telefónica beefs up cybersecurity offer with Nozomi investment
News Analysis | 7/7/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: eSIM company claims 5G first; Swisscom tops eco-rankings; Openreach spreads fiber across Edinburgh.

BT plans BAME 'baseline' for senior management roles
News Analysis | 7/6/2020

Following a data-gathering exercise to gauge the ethnic makeup of its workforce, the UK operator will set targets.

Huawei ban in UK is surely just a matter of time
Morris Lore | 7/3/2020

If the Chinese vendor were not so technically gifted, it would probably have been sent packing already.

Virgin Media makes DOCSIS 3.1 upgrade splurge
News Analysis | 7/2/2020

Target of passing 15 million homes with 'gigabit-capable' networks by end of 2021 apparently on track.

Podcast: What's the story with mobile data in Africa?
LRTV Interviews | 7/1/2020

On this episode of 'What's the Story?' – a new series from the Light Reading Podcast – Paula Gilbert, editor of LR's sister site Connecting Africa, talks with pod host Nicole Ferraro about mobile data growth in Africa: the latest news, why it matters and what's likely to happen next.

Comcast raises monthly Internet data ceiling to 1.2 terabytes
News Analysis | 7/1/2020

Comcast's usage-based plan offers only one courtesy month with no data cap, but its unlimited data plans are now less expensive than they were before the pandemic.

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