Orange's Laurent Perrin says the uCPE is part of Orange's strategy to 'move in a new direction of merging the network and IT world.'
Most of that cash will be spent on RF planning and site permitting. 'There's not a lot to build this year,' Dish Chairman Charlie Ergen says.
Cambium Networks, which sells hardware for cellular and WiFi networks, said it will expand the restructuring it first began in November, in order to reduce costs.
AT&T, Singtel and Telefónica trumpet new capabilities of the Telco Security Alliance to detect and eliminate threats.
Pay-TV losses have reached a record rate of decline as major cable operators and other distributors begin to encourage or embrace cord-cutting, MoffettNathanson says.
Nokia is buying Elenion Technologies in a move to leverage silicon photonics technology into new markets.
The German operator's boss warns of possible disruption caused by the disease while pushing for tougher penalties in Germany if foreign vendors breach security rules.
As the German operator turns 25, its performance under current management is something peers will envy.
OTT service expected to deliver strong subscriber growth in emerging, 'mobile first' markets, with the catch of much lower average revenues per user.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia to buy silicon photonics firm; Vodafone gets into smart surveillance; Orange teams up with Ekinops and Dell for uCPE.
Qualcomm and MediaTek have also held talks about the Intel unit, which makes DOCSIS silicon and chips for WiFi and smart home products, industry sources said.
Initiative with the National Cable Television Cooperative provides discounted rates on Fire TV sticks and streaming players to small and midsized service providers.
Nokia and India's Bharti Airtel are teaming up to sell LTE and 5G-based private wireless networks to enterprise customers in the country.
The New York attorney general said she would no longer oppose the Sprint and T-Mobile merger in court. The deal is likely to close on April 1.
Wireless ISP says its new Peregrine-branded rooftop hardware, equipped with 802.11ay technology, will enable it to deliver faster speeds over 60GHz links.
The operator's latest attempt to influence the development of the 5G standard appears to have failed, and there remains little sign of enthusiasm for open RAN among traditional vendors.
US-based open RAN cheerleader trumpets new deal to trial its software solution in the Middle East, Asia and Africa.
Concerns about health, climate change and business value raise stark questions about the future of the giant trade show.
Federated Wireless is selling private wireless networking options on the marketplace listings of both Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure. The goal is to simplify the sales process.
Vodafone Group's head of network strategy and architecture takes over as chairman of the Telecom Infra Project (TIP) from former Deutsche Telekom exec Axel Clauberg.
The Trump administration is planning new rules to prevent the Chinese vendor from accessing critical components.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange collaborates with Telxius on Google's subsea project; Ericsson and Audi test URLLC; BT gets flexible on TV.
The iPhone maker says Chinese production has been affected by the outbreak of the disease.
In a video interview recorded before the cancellation of Mobile World Congress 2020, Omdia associate director Liz Cruz talks about the challenge of delivering IoT data from the edge to the cloud.
India's telecom market could revert to the duopoly that used to exist back in the 1990s.
Dell Technologies unveiled a range of new edge computing products for telco operators, a move that could pit Dell against against Nokia, Ericsson and others that sell edge computing hardware.
Swedish equipment vendor ramped up production in Europe to cope with Chinese factory closures but is still assessing impact of canceling MWC.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange Egypt dons Red Hat for NFV; cable wars in Germany; ETSI launches fixed 5G group.
The 5G bidding frenzy is starting in some important Asian markets.
With 5G deployments now well underway in dozens of markets, Viavi and Rohde & Schwarz have some new 5G test tools for operator field technicians.
Providing open solutions that minimize vendor lock-in are keys to the continued growth of SD-WAN services, writes Heavy Reading's Jim Hodges.
In a video interview recorded before the cancellation of Mobile World Congress 2020, Omdia principal analyst Tom Hackenberg takes a look at smartphone subsystems and the introduction of artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities to system-on-chip (SoC) products.
The coronavirus outbreak continues to wreck tech conferences as another big company pulls its participation from another major industry show.
Cable op is 'examining all options,' including financial and network partners, as UK-based Virgin Media looks to extend its network to an additional 7 million to 10 million more homes.
Multiple media reports have said that the Defense Department has dropped its opposition to stricter export rules that would make it tougher to sell to Huawei.
Thanks to new LTE technologies, small cells and other efforts, Verizon says it has managed to increase the amount of excess capacity on its network.
Sprint is now including 5G access across all three of its unlimited plans. The offering had previously been restricted to Sprint's most expensive unlimited plan.
Australia's top court has overruled its regulator and cleared the way for a merger between the mobile and cable operators.
The startup aims to resolve a growing app fragmentation problem and said it can assist service providers that are backing away from pay-TV.
A new survey indicates a willingness among Americans to pay more for 5G connections.
This week in our WiC roundup: The best cities for women in tech in 2020 are revealed; women share their salaries to compare where they stand; a new 'unconscious bias educational tour experience' educates on the move; and more.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Three struts its 5G stuff on London catwalks; Virgin Media's Q4; Telekom Slovenije and Iskratel target Industry 4.0.
Chinese vendor stole intellectual property from six US technology companies and used this for commercial advantage, alleges the Department of Justice.
Emerging-markets operator also said the CEO of its business in Russia will quit after a disappointing performance in the past year.
In a video interview recorded before the cancellation of Mobile World Congress 2020, Omdia's enterprise services chief analyst, Camille Mendler, says 5G and private network opportunities are among the trends highlighting new business services opportunities for telcos.
Streaming hours on Roku's platform jumped 60%, to 11.7 billion, in Q4 2019.
Verizon plans to double the number of cities where it operates an mmWave 5G network, countering concerns that the operator might back away from the daunting task of building a widespread mmWave 5G offering.
If you're still going to Barcelona this year, please let me know.
Fourth-largest US cable op enjoys first big wireless quarter and swings deal for smaller New Jersey cableco while rolling out 1-Gig service and reports otherwise mixed Q4 results.
Verizon uses certified Sequans modules to get LTE-M IoT devices onto its 4G network.
Disney's shift to a more personalized, direct-to-consumer model isn't just about hauling in more video revenues as the traditional pay-TV industry struggles: it's about supercharging the rest of Disney's business.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Africa & Middle East gives Orange a lift in Q4; Deutsche Telekom and Vodafone share networks in gray spots; new faces at Ofcom.
German parent of T-Mobile is reportedly pushing for a lower price because of the deterioration in Sprint's performance since the deal was first mooted.
Losses at the Japanese billionaire's Vision Fund raise questions about his entire investment strategy.
The waiting is the hardest part. Cisco CEO highlights the opportunities ahead while the networking vendor guides revenue down for next quarter.
The new cloud-based edge router, built on Intel's x86 architecture, is targeted at small and midsized businesses and distributed enterprises that want to migrate to SD-WAN on an open, virtualized platform.
The GSMA, organizer of the annual Mobile World Congress, has canceled this year's Barcelona show because of 'the global concern regarding the coronavirus outbreak.'
Omdia analyst Alexandra Rehak identifies the key trends that will dominate IoT discussions during Mobile World Congress, including enabling technologies such as 5G and LPWAN, adjacent technologies such as blockchain, data enablement tools such as analytics and AI and verticalization.
The outbreak of coronavirus looks set to have an impact on 5G and fiber rollout in China.
They think it's all over...
If it goes ahead, this year's MWC will now lack two of the world's three biggest mobile equipment vendors, while another major operator also decides not to attend.
It will be easier and more efficient to report on the industry's developments without traveling to Barcelona.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telenor Sweden gets industrial with Ericsson; OBS wants all of systems integrator B&D; Vodafone makes the case for in-car telematics.
Japanese e-commerce giant and emerging mobile operator is only the fourth high-profile service provider to announce its withdrawal from MWC due to coronavirus concerns.
Samsung unveiled its S20 brand, which will be released on March 6.
A judge's decision this week cleared the way for Sprint and T-Mobile to close their merger by April. But what needs to happen between now and then for the companies to consummate their transaction?
Charter and Comcast plan to join Verizon, their MVNO partner, in offering 5G phones. However, it's unclear whether the cable companies will join Verizon in charging extra for the service.
ExteNet teams with LightRiver for faster metro core network, in part for 5G.
A judge's approval of the proposed merger of Sprint and T-Mobile elicited plenty of discussion among supporters, opponents and analysts about how the transaction might affect the wider market.
FCC Commissioner Michael O'Rielly believes satellite firms are happy with the proposed relocation payments and will clear the C-Band quickly.
With the proposed all-stock transaction, two companies aim to create a leading global player in SaaS-based collaboration software for enterprises.
Find out about the latest companies to have announced they won't be at this year's Mobile World Congress.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Liberty Global rolls out Plume's 'intelligent WiFi;' EE offers free BritBox trial; German lawmakers aren't ruling out Huawei.
'Project Adrenaline' initiative takes a cable-first approach, but broader aim is to develop a general purpose edge computing platform that can be applied to multiple industries and network types.
Inseego is working to partner with CommScope on 3.5GHz equipment for sale to enterprises. The situation yet again highlights interest in the market for private wireless LTE networks.
The outbreak of the deadly disease has led to calls for the cancellation of this year's MWC as major exhibitors continue to withdraw.
Ahead of Mobile World Congress, Omdia analyst Maria Rua Aguete discusses the key trends in the media and entertainment market, including the potential for mobile operators to generate new revenues from 5G-based live sports services and partnerships between the media giants and the telcos.
The judge overseeing a lawsuit challenging the merger will side with the companies, according to the New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, removing the last major roadblock to the deal.
Hopkins, a TV exec also late of Sony and Fox, helmed Hulu when the OTT service launched a live TV service that now has 3.2 million subscribers.
The carrier says it is also exploring deploying NB-IoT.
Ericsson's 'Industry Connect' product is targeted at the private wireless networking space, and the infrastructure giant appears keen to rope AT&T into the effort.
Signals Research Group conducted extensive tests of the lowband 5G from AT&T and T-Mobile finding that 'LTE network performance was at least as good as if not better than 5G NR.'
Parallel Wireless and Robin.io are expanding their existing partnership to help operators automate network functions.
New offering will combine the assets of the recently merged company, including movies from Paramount, shows from various Viacom cable channels and the CBS All Access streaming service.
Satellite technology is making a comeback, with major investors backing competing projects.
Japanese operator is the first Tier 1 operator to officially cancel its exhibition at this year's show because of concern about coronavirus.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia lands Orange Slovenkso gig; UK's Premier League mulls 'route one' approach to soccer streaming; big week in EU-versus-Google saga.
Pablo Tomasi, senior analyst at Omdia, outlines the hot trends in telco IoT that he expects to talk about at MWC, including industrial IoT, private networks and more.
New service assurance AI/ML capability designed to make use of public cloud, big data processing technology and advanced machine learning modeling systems.
World's biggest telecom trade show is in peril as more exhibitors pull out and organizers impose restrictions on visitors from China.
Ahead of Mobile World Congress, Omdia's associate director, Liz Cruz, says the smart city of Barcelona is an apt location for a show that's about 5G, IoT, AI and edge computing.
T-Mobile CTO Ray noted that the technology eats away at the capacity of shared radio.
Cable giant Charter filed a complaint with the National Advertising Division (NAD) over T-Mobile's advertisements for its TVision, which the mobile operator claims is better than cable TV.
AT&T's CEO rejected suggestions from the US attorney general that the US purchases a controlling interest in Nokia or Ericsson. Instead, the executive said software innovation could blunt the rise of China's Huawei.
To celebrate, the Dish-owned OTT-TV service provider is declaring February 9 as 'National Cut the Cord Day' and promoting a batch of deals for new and existing subscribers.
Nordic equipment makers receive a boost during Friday-afternoon trading after a US official proposes buying one of the companies.
Jamie's gone to watch the rugby so it's down to Scott, Iain and super-sub Wei to tackle this week's big telecom topics.
KT and SKT have witnessed declines in profitability after pumping money into their new 5G businesses this year.
Japan is finalizing an action plan to support submarine cable projects, with the likes of NEC, NTT Communications and KDDI in line to benefit.
As companies wait to see what others are doing before deciding whether to still attend MWC 2020, Ericsson's bold decision to withdraw looks like it will tip many towards following suit.
Dozens of cities and city representatives are challenging FCC regulations intended to speed up the rollout of small cells for 5G. They argue such rules are unfair to taxpayers.
This week in our WiC roundup: When women don't apply to jobs; the new social media scene spreading the tech word (for better or for worse); the skills women need to get hired; and more.
Swedish equipment maker said it would not be able to ensure the health and safety of its employees and customers.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom tells Nokia to shape up; Orange to spend €1.5 billion on retraining exercise; Cellnex boosts coverage at Etihad Stadium.
Small cells are rolling out in neighborhoods all over the US. I decided to go find mine.
But execs don't have much new to say about the proposed Sprint merger.
Several Canadian and European satellite companies aren't yet sure if they want to accept $9.7 billion to quickly free up valuable midband spectrum for 5G.
White House officials have reportedly discussed incentives for US private equity firms to buy stakes in Ericsson or Nokia for 5G. But there appears to be discord among Trump's appointees.
Industry analyst Craig Moffett still has concerns about 'secular headwinds' faced by NBCU and Sky, but sees enough strength in Comcast's cable business to warrant an upgrade of what he views as an undervalued stock.
fuboTV is the first virtual MVPD to lock in a distribution deal for in-flight services and tap into new open caching specs developed by the Streaming Video Alliance.
The venture money for Israel-based startup Clear underscores not only the opportunity surrounding blockchain in the telecom space but also operators' interest in the technology.
Results for 2019 show impact of South Korean telco's commitment to 5G, as the number of its 5G subscribers reaches 1.4 million.
George Jijiashvili, senior analyst at Omdia, explains why cloud gaming and esports will be hot topics in Barcelona.
This podcast examines how service providers are revamping their managed services and how Windstream is evolving from a traditional telco to a true managed services provider.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange challenges boldly in Belgium; Swisscom's uphill struggle; Deutsche Telekom's love pants.
The Finnish equipment maker hailed good progress on cost cutting and is slowly building up its stock of more profitable 5G products.
Light Reading/Heavy Reading and MEF have teamed up once again to launch a global SD-WAN Strategies Survey focused specifically on the opportunities for managed SD-WAN services offered by network operators to enterprise customers.
The Chinese vendor has gone on the attack against Verizon, claiming the US service provider violated its intellectual property.
We don't need no bifurcation…
Xilinx sells chips for 5G basestations, and had grand ambitions for its sales in the space. But last week the company announced layoffs and a 'pause' in 5G buildouts.
Startup makes progress on user-installed rival to cellular IoT.
C-Band incumbents reportedly want at least $12 billion to release the band for 5G, but the FCC's chairman is only expected to give them up to $9 billion. How will Ajit Pai split that difference?
The German operators are in discussions about a new scheme that could help them to meet some tough coverage obligations.
The defunct OTT-TV service provider has filed a motion for its erstwhile partner, HovSat, to be held responsible for a $50 million judgement stemming from a copyright suit involving several major US studios.
Orange Spain expands support for public cloud by opting to deploy Amdocs' cloud-native offering on Amazon Web Services.
Dario Talmesio, principal analyst and practice leader at Omdia, expects to be hearing a lot about 5G core developments and 'the platform' during this year's Mobile World Congress.
With exhibitors pulling out and cities under lockdown, this year's MWC could see a fall in attendee numbers, despite what its organizer says.
Connected tugboats ahoy! Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson upgrades in Albania; Amdocs does the double in Spain; Liberty Global transfers staff to Infosys.
Jamie and Scott are joined by super-sub Ray in a pod recorded on Brexit day. Party poppers were not provided.
Service provider took the decision to replace the Chinese vendor after regulators warned operators off using 'high-risk vendors' in sensitive parts of the network.
A top AT&T exec dives into exactly how the operator is selling edge computing to enterprises, and what it means by premises-based and network edge compute.
With a major Apple supplier buying a UWB chipmaker, and possible new location tags from Apple itself, the vendor might be moving deeper into UWB location tech.
Meanwhile, Hulu ended fiscal Q1 with 3.2 million live TV subs and 27.2 million customers on its subscription VoD service.
The Trump administration said it has a plan to foster the development of US-based software for 5G, and that AT&T, Microsoft and Dell are supporting the effort.
YouTube TV's rise in the OTT-TV rankings comes amid a growing cord-cutting trend that, according to analysts, also gave Hulu a healthy boost in Q4 2019.
Dell'Oro Group suggests telecoms and cloud operators will spend more than $75 billion on IP gear in the next five years.
Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk weighed in on the debate around spectrum for 5G. But his position is likely linked to his view as chief executive for both Tesla and SpaceX.
The Chinese authorities are seeking to use communications technology to counter the spread of, and threat from, the coronavirus.
But the vast majority of the US audience still watched the Big Game on regular TV.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UK government knocks heads together on shared rural network; network performance surveys ahoy; Ericsson and Nokia expose themselves.
With the telecom industry facing balkanization, the development of a global 6G standard might never happen.
Federated Wireless CEO Iyad Tarazi fills us in on the future for CBRS now that the spectrum has reached the commercial deployment phase.
The vendor said it struck deals with two more international tier 1 cable operators for its virtualized cable access platform, and has commercial deployments of CableOS underway with 23 operators in all.
The FCC has concluded its investigation into US wireless carriers' sale of their customers' location data, and found that 'one or more wireless carriers apparently violated federal law.'
Sector set to see a 2% drop in revenues through 2024 amid a decline in revenues for a broader broadband access equipment market that includes DSL and FTTP, Dell'Oro predicts.
Verizon and T-Mobile took their 5G squabble to the Super Bowl this weekend, with each attempting to out-snark the other.
Streaming service focused on factual programming has more than 13 million subs, and is targeting 'hundreds of millions' as it pursues distribution deals around the globe, Clint Stinchcomb says.
Operator says it has successfully tested dynamic spectrum sharing, a technique that can help bring 5G services to market quicker through improved coverage.
Asian governments are plotting different paths to solve the problem of rural broadband funding.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Altice makes moves in Israel; Italy fines operators for billing collusion; Belgian regulator proposes temporary spectrum licenses.
The man behind the telecom sector's biggest-ever accounting fraud died at the weekend just weeks after he was released from prison.
Finnish vendor dishes up cloud-native network operations software designed to help automate 5G network management processes.
Swedish operator plans another $100 million in cost reductions and says it will remove legacy IT systems and 'double functions' after its Com Hem takeover.
The deal ensures that Roku users will have access to Fox's free 4K stream of the 49ers-Chiefs championship matchup.