Telematics and cloud-based analytics can give shippers and pharmaceutical companies vital information.
Japan's innovative mobile network play has made solid progress on its open RAN journey, but more industry work is needed to silence the doubters.
5G expected to account for more than half of all RAN investments in 2021, according to Omdia.
Omdia's Chris Nicoll provides an overview of how changes in the core of the mobile network will help 5G networks advance and new services emerge.
The Light Reading podcast welcomes Dr. Femi Adeyemi, the head of the wireless business at Fujitsu Network Communications, to talk about the business of open RAN.
Federated Wireless' partnership with AWS made it easier and faster for Carnegie's IT team to deploy a private wireless network.
2020 broke all the records for mobile game downloads, but 5G, new players, and more app stores will make 2021 exciting to watch, too.
As we climb back out of the pandemic, expect to see lower latency broadband in cable networks, open RAN-fueled 5G rolling out around the globe and AI guiding the systems in smart buildings to peak efficiency.
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Reliance Jio, India's largest service provider, is facing an existential crisis in 2022 - it's losing subscribers and average revenue per user is plummeting.
A new report from Omdia says lockdown measures have underlined the importance of business continuity over disaster recovery and shunted unified communications and collaboration (UCC) to the fore of industry thinking.
Report notes that CSPs' goal is to capture a true percentage of digital revenue.
It was the year of the pandemic, but it was also the year 5G landed, Huawei lost its US chip supply and industry began turning to open RAN.
Wireless network operators are already moving to cloud-native applications, but experts say the industry will see more automation and re-architecting of services in the coming year.
Smart home gadgets as a sector will grow 32.3% in revenue in 2021, as shared standards feed interoperability and adoption, says Omdia.
CommScope's CTO is ready to make some predictions for 2021. But first, he needs to atone for his misses in 2020.
Analyst firm says telcos are investing more in AI as they strive for greater automation in service fulfillment and assurance.
Next year will bring little relief from the need to reduce costs as the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic continues.
This past year saw record investment in Indian telcos, as well as two operators choosing to develop their own 5G solution.
For Huawei, 2020 was an even more bruising year than 2019 - so what's coming in 2021? It could all depend on President Biden, the cloud, AI and smart cars.
A new report indicates that making money from 5G could well be network operators' biggest challenge as they move into 2021.
Huawei went from a Q2 briefly as the world's largest smartphone maker, to ending the year cobbling together chips. But don't count Shenzhen out yet.
Omdia envisages the next-gen PON market to heat up next year due to greater demand for capacity and ROI attractions of GPON infrastructure reuse.
Speed may be of the essence, but quality of service is even more important for consumers, points out Omdia.
5G made its mass entrance in 2021, with around 135 networks deployed. 2021 is when 5G will start to show commercial chops and evolve networks to standalone.
The C-band auction is now projected to reach around $80 billion in total bids. And Verizon, Comcast and Charter are expected to account for the lion's share of that total.
Recent examples offered by Verizon and T-Mobile show a wide and growing variety of network automation, with some AI use, as 5G arrives.
Thanks in part to the COVID-19 pandemic, sales of new TVs are up 19% in the US this year and screens just keep getting bigger, according to new research from NPD Group.
Ciena CEO Gary Smith discusses his photography practice and what life is like in the square frame.
Discount war? Softbank has met NTT DoCoMo's move with its own low-cost tariff.
The industry is moving toward containerized network functions (CNFs), but Omdia says operators are 'not done with VNFs yet.'
COVID-19, rising data consumption, tensions with China and the practical departure of Huawei and ZTE means 2021 will a challenge for operators.
Curbs for China's tech giants have finally landed: They are targets in an antitrust campaign officials call 'preventing the disorderly expansion of capital.'
The Indian government has approved the National Security Directive, which will contain a list of trusted sources and products for telecom networks.
Sky-high prices for 3G spectrum licenses helped to ruin many European operators after auctions in the 2000s. With $70 billion in current bids, the C-band auction could do the same to US operators.
Are the Huawei bans working? What will the US do next year to keep China's champion from 5G world domination? Phil Harvey returns to the podcast to give us the latest on Huawei's turbulent year.
Finnish vendor confirms Sandra Motley will remain on the payroll, but the roles of Gabriela Styf Sjoman and Bhaskar Gorti remain in doubt.
And plenty of misses, too. Here's a look back at the many missteps and wrenching moments that occurred during the lengthy FCC ban on integrated security set-top boxes.
Gather 'round, everyone! It's time for the annual jaunt down the World Wide Web of yesteryear to see how the webmasters of CableLabs, Cisco and Netflix rolled back in the day.
Vodafone Group has made an offer worth euro 2.1 billion ($2.6 billion) to minority shareholders in Kabel Deutschland, seven years after acquiring the German operator.
Italy's inching toward a national broadband operator in a flurry of joint ventures, but its AGCM regulator said it'll have a look at that, thank you.
Large US cable provider says it has now rolled out its WOW! tv+ video offering to nearly 95% of the homes in its sprawling footprint across the country.
China has cruised past the 200 million mark in official 5G subscribers, with China Mobile adding nearly 19 million last month.
The big AT&T media unit clinched its purchase of the growing Canadian tech firm, which specializes in software that powers apps and user interfaces for mobile and connected TV devices.
The proprietary wireless network used by the Drone Racing League supports latency of 5 ms. Top 5G companies are looking to eventually match that.
While most companies understand there are infinite ways to improve security, here are the top ways that every organization should be exploring as they seek to secure their newly remote workforce.
With $46.5 billion in gross bids, the C-band spectrum auction has surpassed the AWS-3 spectrum auction in 2015 as America's biggest ever auction of spectrum.
Verizon's CTO Kyle Malady said that the operator is working to enhance 5G, and that he currently sees no reason to begin focusing on what's next.
US lawmakers are devoting $1.9 billion to replace Huawei and ZTE equipment, part of a bill which also helps minority and low-income groups get online.
In a new report, Strategy Analytics predicts that global sales of connected TV devices will hit a record high of more than 111 million units in Q4.
The new-fangled network technology has arrived too late to be a part of 5G plans for many operators, says Robert Finnegan.
The latest addition to the Commerce Department's Entity List is the same firm that Huawei was looking to turn to after it lost a key smartphone components supplier earlier this year.
The fact that bidders have so far put up $25 billion in total bids appears to reflect a widespread belief that 5G will ultimately be worth it.
Enel agreed to sell Macquarie a 40% to 50% stake in Open Fiber, getting Italy closer to mashing together a single national fast broadband operator.
Penalty levied by the regulator shows that every second counts when it comes to fulfilling universal service obligations.
Auction of 3.5GHz and 2.3GHz frequencies to start on January 19 after court of appeal overrules injunction granted to Huawei.
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The US military is working to build its own IoT platform to 'increase lethality.' According to a wide range of top Pentagon officials, 5G is at the center of the effort.
SPONSORED: Heavy Reading's research confirms that effective 5G security strategies will encompass multiple standards and single key management.
Cable operator's pay-TV app hits another major streaming platform, building on tie-ins with Roku, Samsung, LG Electronics and Google's Chromecast adapters.
John Chapman's focus has extended to PON, 5G and fixed wireless, but he'll 'always be a cable guy at heart.'
Ten US states have sued Google for unlawful efforts to quash competition in ad auctions, including a secret agreement with Facebook.
Authorities are selling a huge amount of spectrum for the first time since market consolidation left India with just three big players.
Head honchos at UK broadband provider agree non-binding deal with Toscafund Asset Management, Penta Capital that will see it delist from the London Stock Exchange.
Certain older X1 models currently don't work with recently integrated streaming apps such as CBS All Access and HBO Max, but Comcast is giving subs a quick, no-cost upgrade path as it works to bridge the gap.
The involvement of so many Chinese firms in the O-RAN Alliance raises some awkward questions for policymakers.
China is taking advantage of vulnerabilities in 3G and 4G networks to track US mobile users, according to research.
The wholesale carrier said it will use routing platforms that support 400G pluggable optics to build a faster, more manageable network.
Also in today's epoch-closing EMEA regional roundup: Swisscom's fiber rollout under investigation; ADVA plays a part in German open RAN trial; Prysmian touts teeny-weeny fiber.
Silver Peak has a number of other features that Verizon hopes will appeal to customers including improved management and access to cloud applications.
After years of wrangling, ministers agree on a bill that will not ban specific vendors but will make it much harder for them to meet security standards.
WarnerMedia's premium streaming service will launch on Roku devices on December 17 and support the OTT platform's 'Roku Pay' system.
Based on third-quarter 2020 data collected by Speedtest provider Ookla and provided to Light Reading, this is an apples-to-apples look at how China and the US stack up in 5G.
The pandemic has helped tell the upstream story for a key FTTP advantage as people continue to work and school from home, Google Fiber's Melani Griffith said at the 2020 Virtual Fiber Connect event.
Startup SpaceMobile said it now has the $500 million it needs for 'Phase 1' of its launch. Likely as a result, Vodafone and AT&T are SpaceMobile's two official customers.
High-speed subscriber growth surged again in Q3, but 'pull-forward' growth fueled by the pandemic will likely mean the rate of customer additions among US cable operators will ramp down in 2021.
MTN strikes 2,000-site deal with local NaaS provider Hotspot Network; Parallel Wireless in supplier mix.
The EU is readying drafts of sweeping new legislation to crack down on anti-competitive behavior by big tech, but expect two years of wrangling.
Fixed networks boss Sandra Motley and software head Bhaskar Gorti may be next in line for the exit as Lundmark cuts the size of his management team.
Under the deal, Telstra will become one of Uniti's retail service providers.
The Finnish equipment vendor is prioritizing a largely unproven technology as part of its latest turnaround strategy.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom and Vodafone extend wholesale agreement; Slovak Telekom switches on 5G with Ericsson; Orange migrates Siemens to SD-WAN.
A row over recent farming legislation is hitting Jio where it hurts.
Minority shareholders to withdraw legal action after Drahi's Next Private vehicle increases offer price to euro 5.35 per share.
Merging of the units follows Cisco's recent exit from the cable amplifier business and the slow migration by operators toward network and service convergence.
Verizon initially will provide services including Wi-Fi and SD-WAN, but company officials said the deal sets the stage for other, more advanced products like edge computing.
As discussed at Light Reading's 5G Transport & Networking Strategies event, operators are looking at practical approaches to converged fronthaul transport, but they need to act quickly.
Following his launch of standalone 5G, T-Mobile's Neville Ray hopes to push the envelope further by launching carrier aggregation and VoNR technology in 2021.
Amid reshuffling leadership across the US government, the NTIA said it is now working on technology that would 'standardize the spectrum sharing model' across a range of bands.
After property damage and looting, other manufacturers may have second thoughts about moving to India.
The 3GPP confirmed concerns that it might delay the release of its next big batch of 5G technologies. Now 'Release 17' won't be finalized until 2022.
Trial in Portland, Oregon will focus on the transmission of ATSC 3.0 signals over the HFC network, starting with 4K and HDR video.
One of the UK telecom sector's most highly respected bosses has been lured to the US.
The small Asian country notches up 1 million 5G subscribers as Chunghwa strikes industry partnerships.
The managed service integrates with Aryaka's SASE and SD-WAN services, with the goal of providing teleworkers with reliable, high-performance access to their enterprise applications.
App launch on Comcast X1 and Flex devices comes ahead of the December 25 premiere of Wonder Woman 1984 on WarnerMedia's new supersized SVoD service and in movie theaters.
Public cloud systems promise cost savings and convenience, but the wider risks cannot be ignored.
Altnet plans to pass more than 1.4 million premises in the city over the next five years.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Free says 'oui' to 5G; Ericsson makes UK jobs pledge; Telefonica turns to NEC for its German open RAN pilot.
SPONSORED: Cox has built a team dedicated to driving network automation across the organization and is already seeing early successes.
Luxembourg operator Tango to use Nokia equipment in its 5G network.
Rob Mello, head of strategy and transformation in the Americas for Orange Business Services, joins the podcast to discuss the carrier's use of the cloud when deploying security services to enterprise customers.
A Republican Senator from West Virginia is arguing that Frontier won't be able to deliver 1Gbit/s services in her state through the FCC's RDOF auction.
'We believe a major acceleration in nodes on air is more likely to happen later than 2021 or 2022,' predict the financial analysts at Raymond James.
The free, ad-supported version of Peacock will limit access to seasons 1 and 2 of The Office, while the premium, paid versions of NBCU's new service will supply all nine seasons, plus some exclusive, bonus fare.
Roku has blocked access to the cable op's Spectrum TV app after the two sides failed to cut a new deal. They are also arguing at the FCC as Charter tries to end a ban on data caps and paid peering deals.
Plans for a nationwide system of Wi-Fi hotspots come late in the day considering that low-cost 4G services are now widely available.
A Russia-linked hacker group, APT29, has used a vulnerability in frequently used network software to carry out a major hack into US government computers.
The completion of Australia's wholesale broadband network does not banish its financial woes.
The new technology risks infringing patents owned by companies that are not a part of its club.
Japanese supplier establishes 'technical verification' open RAN lab in India, seen as 'complementary' to Center of Excellence in the UK.
Plume CEO Fahri Diner digs into the drivers of the vendor's global deployment totals, and discusses Plume's recent acquisition of Walleye Networks and why scale is critical in this hotly contested market.
Belgian operator expects the deal to acquire the MVNO from DPG Media to complete in 2021.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Giffgaff goes with AWS; Telefonica teams up for robotic cybersecurity; BT fined for procurement sneakiness.
SPONSORED: Heavy Reading's research confirms there is no shortage of 5GC SA-related security concerns to be addressed before commercial launch and that the right mix of security strategy attributes will be vital to minimizing apprehension.
Looking ahead to 2021, Ciena's CEO talks about its 800G systems, network automation and webscale supplier status as the company looks beyond the pandemic.
Many of the big winners in the FCC's RDOF program - including LTD Broadband, SpaceX and Starry - are relatively new and untested telecom providers. And that's causing some concerns.
Premium streaming service has rocketed past 86 million subs in its first year, setting the stage for a lot more content - along with a price increase - in 2021.
Just a year after Uber underwhelmed and WeWork fizzled, Airbnb's sky-high IPO caps the busiest year for US public offerings since 1999.
Following Thursday's vote by hundreds of SCTE/ISBE members, the cable industry's standards-setting organization is set to become a wholly owned subsidiary of CableLabs on January 1, 2021.
The likes of David Icke and Amanda Holden are urged not to spread false reports about 5G this yuletide season.
China's chip plans are dealt another blow after one of its chip champions runs into financial problems.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Bucharest chosen for new EU cybersecurity center; Slovakia welcomes 5G; mast misery in Southampton.
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Some of AT&T's top networking executives are touting the benefits of open RAN technology, but caution that commercial deployments aren't imminent.
Swedish supplier's share price tumbles on news that possible delayed royalty payments from Samsung, along with potential legal costs, could wipe out nearly $180 million in quarterly operating income.
Management expresses confidence the optical giant can outperform the market and says long-term financial goals remain unchanged.
New agreement with Disney will pave way for integration of two major streaming services on Comcast's pay-TV platform and streaming product for broadband-only customers in Q1 2021.
The FCC said its Huawei and ZTE 'rip and replace' program should allow for the use of open RAN equipment. But the agency didn't name any approved open RAN vendors.
Meanwhile, Frontier and AT&T lag the field, according to a PCMag study of the best gaming ISPs.
'5G Ultra Wideband,' 'Extended Range 5G,' '5G+,' '5Ge,' '5GTF,' '5G Nationwide' and plain-old '5G' are just some of the labels Americans will have to navigate. Good luck with that.
UK incumbent agrees preliminary deal with TIM to sell its public administration and SME business units.
German operator is the latest to move its IT systems into the public cloud, but at what long-term risk?
The standalone variant will support innovation and makes sense for technology reasons, says Singapore's regulator.
AT&T receives three offers for troubled satellite division DirectTV, as new CEO John Stankey unwinds his predecessor's less successful acquisitions.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EE fills in Scotland's 4G notspots; Ekinops and LiveAction combine on analytics; Sequans makes LTE-M life easier.
The Japanese operator has been trialing cloud-native 5G core technology from Ericsson and Nokia.
UK operator is going after critical national infrastructure providers and other businesses demanding much higher levels of security.
Dual lawsuits seek to unwind Facebook's past acquisitions of Instagram and WhatsApp over claims the social media giant engaged in crushing anticompetitive behavior.
In 2018, AT&T loudly boasted that it was the first operator in the US to launch mobile 5G in mmWave spectrum. Now, two years later, the operator has little to show for its efforts.
A small UK developer of RF technology is attracting fresh interest as the UK seeks to cultivate local talent while it phases out the Chinese.
In 2021, cloud spending will grow seven times faster than overall IT spending, while 5% of doctor visits worldwide will be virtual, says Deloitte.
The Comcast-owned media giant has not said how many signups are for Peacock's completely free option, but advertising is Peacock's primary revenue stream, according to NBCU CEO Jeff Shell.
AT&T VP Rita Marty joins the podcast to discuss how the service provider is addressing 5G security, and what that means for its enterprise customers.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia goes zoom! with Zain; Elisa brings its SD-WAN knowhow to paper giant; Benetel unveils open RAN radio unit.
UK mobile operator pilots network platform that was co-developed with Mavenir.
T-Mobile expects to close much of Sprint's network starting in 2022, but steps toward that goal are already underway.
Executives from Verizon, Vodafone and other operators are calling for unity in a push to create an open RAN ecosystem. Meantime, survivors of vendor consolidation are catching up.
The cloud computing giant plans to substitute routers developed in-house for equipment it currently buys from Juniper, according to MKM Partners.
TikTok owners ByteDance won a further injunction against a Trump order shutting down its US operations, as it waits out the clock until Biden.
US supplier involved in 5G sub-6GHz carrier aggregation with NTT Docomo, and 5G mmWave campus deployment with LG U+.
Dito Telecom, the 40% China Telecom-invested Philippines operator, faces a battle to renew its license, with the Senate skeptical it can meet commitments.
MTI will join Fujitsu in providing triband and dualband radios for Dish Network's planned 5G network. The radios will support open RAN interfaces.
'Who 'wins' the C-band auction will shape the competitive dynamics of 5G for a decade,' wrote the financial analysts at MoffettNathanson. 'Yes, the stakes really are that high.'
John Stankey says decision to release new movies simultaneously at theaters and on streaming will accelerate the scale and growth of HBO Max, which now grown to about 12.6 million activations.
India's largest service provider, Reliance Jio, will roll out 5G technology in the second half of 2021, says Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani.
The Finnish equipment vendor is likely to help build an 'open RAN town' for the German operator next year, which would bode well for a future relationship.
Google Cloud brings 200 partner applications at the edge as it continues its strategy to, in part, help service providers make money from 5G.
Hundreds of partner apps can now run at the edge with Google Cloud and Anthos, writes Google's Amol Phadke.
Verana scored a batch of VC funding that the company said will help it begin selling 5G basestations by 2022.
But Tom Rutledge does believe programmers and media companies should consider adopting 'dual content strategy' that can be tailored to the pay-TV distributor and direct-to-consumer streaming markets.
The Japanese telco has already picked rival Ericsson's cloud-native 5G core.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Finland approves 'no Huawei' law; Iskratel brews up 10G broadband in Belgium; Ofcom says public service broadcasting needs to adapt to survive.
CEO Gray Chynoweth talks product and service provider strategy after closing the acquisition of Zoom Telephonics and rebranding the company under the Minim moniker.
Service providers have written to the Indian government calling for the removal of vendor-based restrictions in 5G trials.
Some companies have suggested that Huawei is no longer supporting its existing US customers amid government actions against the Chinese vendor. But others say that's not true.
Charter was the winning bidder across more than 1 million locations, alongside smaller wins for Cox, Atlantic Broadband, Midco and Altice USA, among others.
Here is the full list of RDOF winners organized by the amount of money each bidding entity won. For the top 10, Light Reading also listed the identity of the winner and the technology it will use.
On an acquisition spree in recent months, the maker of routers and switches has just bagged a company whose big selling point was vendor neutrality. Er...
Iain Morris joins the show to give an update on open RAN's progress and hurdles, and what's in store for the technology next year.
Integration of the premium streaming service comes ahead of the early 2021 debut of Paramount+, the successor to CBS All Access.
Even the most advanced 5G cities elsewhere struggle to compete with availability and performance found in South Korea.
The Singaporean operator's bank license underlines the telco opportunity in the finance sector.
Michael Trabbia says 5G efficiencies will allow his company to provide a nationwide service without the need for additional sites.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: OMG it's an FWA record; where we are with open RAN; Ethiopia's telecom privatization going ahead.
Vendor takes on 6G role, just as Finland looks set to pass a new 5G security law that could lock out certain vendors.
Omdia's Julie Kunstler outlines why the broadband equipment market uptick will keep on going in 2021.
Mavenir is pinning its hopes on an open RAN trend separating hardware from software. At the same time, the company is working to tightly integrate its own hardware and software.
Who's bidding? When will the auction end? And what will the winners get? Some expect the C-band auction to be America's biggest-ever spectrum sale.
Decision to distribute Warner Bros movies simultaneously in theaters and HBO Max is risky even if it accelerates growth for WarnerMedia's new premium SVoD service, analyst says.
Delivered on XGS-PON gear from Calix, MLGC's speedy new offering sells for $199 per month.
Facebook releases first results for its prototype SuperCell, a tech to provide mobile network coverage from existing towers to rural communities.
A tile for HBO Max and other HBO Max branding have surfaced on X1. However, when the tile is launched, it directs viewers to the regular HBO network page rather than the fuller, OTT-delivered HBO Max app.
Forecast is raised as service providers commit to both greenfield and brownfield deployments worldwide.
IDATE forecasts a near tripling of FTTH/B subscribers in EU member states (plus UK) between 2020 and 2026. UK and Germany no longer full-fiber laggards.
CBN has a mountain to climb as it tries to establish broadcast technology as a 5G challenger.
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Move by regulator signals support for BT's FTTP rollout, but TalkTalk challenges 'multibillion-pound giveaway' to the former incumbent.
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'We see a very high likelihood of NeoPhotonics being acquired by a larger optical component supplier or even by Ciena or Cisco,' wrote the financial analysts at MKM Partners.
Docomo in Japan is now selling 5G for around half of what its fellow incumbents charge. If Dish enters the 5G market in the US, AT&T and Verizon might be forced into a similar position.
New video monitoring tool is designed to help service providers auto-detect and diagnose the root cause of video streaming issues and impairments.
But industry watchers expect the new, premium streaming service to face challenges as it will likely face a harder sell in the US compared to Europe and other international markets.
New findings from OpenSignal show a surprising parity in 5G download speeds among AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile. But, as always, the devil is in the details.
As opinion swings against China, Huawei's regional difficulties could mount when Joe Biden enters the White House.
Dell'Oro Group finds the two Chinese suppliers making revenue-share inroads in the worldwide telecoms equipment market, thanks to heavy domestic spending.
Acquisition of Canada-based You.i TV will bring key technologies in-house that enable AT&T and its WarnerMedia unit to build apps for an array of mobile and TV-based streaming devices from a single codebase.
Nvidia's $40 billion purchase of UK chipmaker Arm may not be a done deal, with Arm's CEO saying he expects regulators 'to take a good look.'
Following a summer of stability, upstream and downstream traffic has been rising steadily in recent weeks. Cable operator network spending in Q3 indicates that MSOs were preparing for this latest surge.
5G has found a hit with fixed wireless access, which is taking off in some regions.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone hopes for AR specs appeal; Nokia knocks up more private networks; Slovenian winemaker toasts 10G XGS-PON.
SPONSORED: Many enterprise customers expect that 5G security slices will be fully hardened and automated as 5G cores (5GC) are commercialized.
France-based operator considers buying out majority shareholders in Orange Belgium.
Programmer's new premium streaming service will try to accelerate subscriber growth through a partnership with Verizon focused on the carrier's mobile, 5G Home and Fios customer base.
Environmental Sensing Capability (ESC) networks are a cornerstone of spectrum sharing in the 3.5GHz band. But there's a growing debate about whether they are effective.
A testing request from wireless network operator Viaero hints at fixed wireless services in the C-band using equipment from Airspan and BEC Technologies.
US cable operators ended the period with 4.8 million mobile lines and remain a significant source of share growth even as all industry players continue to chase after T-Mobile.
Japan's SoftBank Group grabs a tenth of Sinch, as Facebook and Salesforce also make acquisitions in the booming customer engagement industry.
Viettel launches country's first commercial 5G trial using a mixture of imported and homegrown kit.
Alkira's goal is that CBaaS will assist enterprises in connecting their business applications wherever they're housed - connecting sites together such as data centers or branches on a global scale.
The decision looks risky in a market where market leader Reliance Jio still offers rock-bottom rates.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: no more copper in Salisbury; Orange builds new cable repair ship; Enea gets it on with Matrixx.
5G may be more energy efficient in terms of watts per bit, but rising data traffic and hardware power consumption remain a challenge.
Forthcoming soft launch will deliver sub-10-millisecond connections from a center in London, say the companies.
Omdia expects uCPE revenues to more than triple to reach $93.5 million in 2021 and then $1.78 billion by 2024. Enterprise SD-WAN is a key driver of all that growth.
Signals Research Group used high-end testing equipment to check out Verizon's new Dynamic Spectrum Sharing (DSS) technology. 'We can't help but be disappointed,' the firm concluded.
Timing of launch hasn't been announced, but FuboTV said last month that new sports wagering service would complement its 'sports-first' focus by driving higher subscriber engagement and improving churn.
The hyped technology is unlikely to make a huge difference in what telcos invest and even threatens to run up a bigger opex bill.
The free, ad-based streaming service debuts Showtime Selects, a digital channel featuring Showtime originals. ViacomCBS's move expands Pluto TV's lineup and provides upgrade opportunities for Showtime.
Qualcomm released a new top-tier Snapdragon applications processor for smartphones, a move that could help the company solidify its leading position in 5G silicon.
Jill Szuchmacher, an exec late of Google Fiber, is Ting Internet's new chief strategy officer. One of her key aims is to accelerate the company's ability to deploy FTTP networks.
Light Reading's Phil Harvey and Omdia's Pablo Tomasi recap the latest Informa Tech event, Private Networks in a 5G World.
Zoom sees 367% year-on-year revenue growth in the third quarter, but a jump in free user numbers causes profit margins to dip 14.7%.
Nationwide coverage targeted for the end of next year, but Huawei replacement strategy still unclear.
Geopolitics is having a major impact on the vendor landscape in telecom.
Dell'Oro's Mauricio Sanchez joins the podcast to explain how SASE brings together networking and security technologies, and what this new trend means for service providers and enterprises.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ziggo adds probes to boost network performance; Colt upgrades its SD-WAN offering; Iskratel touts new OLT for easier virtualization.
Mobile operator has already signed up Ericsson as its network partner for 5G.
The TM Forum's much-publicized Open Digital Architecture could enjoy a boost from the latest move.