News & Views Latest Content View Content By Month
Loon nabs partnership with AT&T, but not necessarily revenues
News Analysis | 5/6/2020

Loon – the balloon-based Internet services company that spun out of Google's R&D division roughly two years ago – now has an agreement with AT&T. That might pave the way to revenues later.

Finnegan's wake-up call to coronavirus yobs
News Analysis | 5/6/2020

Three's CEO gives update on vandalism, network usage trends and employees as UK lockdown enters seventh week.

Openreach still has a Huawei problem
Morris Lore | 5/6/2020

Too much Chinese equipment in the UK's biggest full-fiber network will force Openreach to make changes at a difficult time.

Eurobites: Iskratel gets busy with 10Gbit/s broadband in Slovenia and Croatia
News Analysis | 5/6/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Scottish broadband buildouts; France lambasts Apple over iPhone intransigence; Vodafone invites itself to latest open RAN party.

Telefónica Deutschland confirms 2020 outlook after Q1 growth
News Analysis | 5/6/2020

The German operator said revenue and earnings growth outperformed previous quarters.

Disney+ subs climb to 54.5M; Hulu has 32.1M total subs
News Analysis | 5/5/2020

Hulu's live TV/SVoD combo ended the quarter with 3.3 million subs, up 65%. However, Disney has sidelined investments in Hulu's international expansion during this phase of the pandemic.

US providers remain mostly optimistic on 5G rollouts
News Analysis | 5/5/2020

Officials from T-Mobile, Crown Castle and Verizon are among those looking at a mostly untarnished landscape for 5G network rollouts. The same is not true in other countries around the world.

AT&T narrowly beats Verizon, T-Mobile in 5G cloud gaming tests
News Analysis | 5/5/2020

RootMetrics tested cloud gaming services across 4G and 5G networks in Los Angeles. The results show 5G was almost up to the task.

What's next for MoCA?
News Analysis | 5/5/2020

Multimedia over Coax Alliance has a new man in charge as org seeks commitments for a new 10-Gig-capable MoCA 3.0 spec and fights for relevancy as Wi-Fi starts to encroach on pieces of MoCA's turf.

NTT's Santos on cybersecurity defense for COVID-19 responders
Kelsey's Grammar | 5/5/2020

In this Mentor Spotlight, Edith Santos explains how NTT is addressing the cybersecurity threat landscape in light of COVID-19 and why enterprises need buy-in at the top to implement a successful cybersecurity strategy.

US sets up new open RAN group amid telecom slugfest with China
News Analysis | 5/5/2020

Led by a former official at the US Department of Commerce, the Open RAN Policy Coalition looks about as political as telecom gets.

Huawei new VC arm set for windfall from chip firm listing
News Analysis | 5/5/2020

3Peak, one of the first investments of Huawei's venture arm Hubble Technologies, is aiming to raise 850 million yuan (US$120 million) on the Shanghai science and technology board.

Podcast: University of Chicago's Nick Feamster on staying connected in a pandemic
Kelsey's Grammar | 5/5/2020

Feamster joins the podcast to discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting Internet traffic.

Eurobites: Nokia bigwig Buvac makes tracks
News Analysis | 5/5/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional rounup: Openreach boss wants business rates cut; Virgin Media scores backhaul deal; Vodacom launches 5G in South Africa.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Nokia, China and quarterlies
LRTV Documentaries | 5/5/2020

Week six of the great coronavirus lockdown and the podcast crew's morale is flagging. But wait, here's the earnings season to cheer everyone up!

Nvidia's diversification trail reaches Cumulus
News Analysis | 5/5/2020

GPU powerhouse makes further inroads into the data center.

Telcos are making a mess of enterprise 5G, says new research
News Analysis | 5/5/2020

A new report from Omdia and BearingPoint/Beyond says operators have taken the lead on just a fifth of 5G projects so far.

Elliott splashes cash on Eko's quarrel with Quibi – report
News Analysis | 5/5/2020

Eko alleges that Quibi is infringing on technology that powers the new, premium short-form streaming service's 'Turnstyle' feature for mobile phones.

Intel snaps up MaaS specialist Moovit for $900M
News Analysis | 5/5/2020

Tech giant buys Israel-based urban mobility platform to enhance its Mobileye service.

T-Mobile's revamped TV service deemed 'tech-ready' – sources
News Analysis | 5/4/2020

But T-Mobile expected to push the national launch of its new streaming service to sometime this summer while many of its retail stores remained closed in response to the pandemic.

After Facebook, Silver Lake invests $747M in India's Jio
News Analysis | 5/4/2020

The investment firm quickly follows Facebook into the Indian telecom market.

Disney's streaming strategy gains strength as the rest of its business suffers
News Analysis | 5/4/2020

Hulu and Disney+ are points of light amid dim times being cast across Disney's theme parks, movie studio and traditional TV businesses during the COVID-19 crisis.

As Nokia bolsters 5G spend, other R&D is suffering
Morris Lore | 5/4/2020

The Finnish vendor's efforts to restore the all-important 5G business have put a squeeze on other investment activity.

Iconectiv's number might be up at Ericsson
News Analysis | 5/4/2020

Sale of the Swedish manufacturer's US call-routing unit is reportedly on the cards.

Conversational AI means better bots, not just call center job cuts – CSG
News Analysis | 5/4/2020

Conversational AI has been a goal of carriers for several years but chatbots, dumb-bots and IVR systems have provided only artificial experiences without the intelligence.

O2 realizes the future isn't mobile
News Analysis | 5/4/2020

Telefónica confirms it is in talks about a merger between its O2 business and Virgin Media that would bring an end to the mobile-only strategy.

Eurobites: Vodafone's IoT tech to play role in employee-scanning system for post-coronavirus return to work
News Analysis | 5/4/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: O2 UK set to challenge Ofcom over auction rules; Christian Luiga steps down at Telia; the Isle of Wight's COVID-19 time to shine has come.

Millicom backs out of deal to buy Telefónica's Costa Rica unit
News Analysis | 5/4/2020

Millicom said Spain-based operator failed to gain regulatory approvals in time.

Casa Systems gets a lift from cable network capacity bumps
News Analysis | 5/1/2020

CEO says cable revenues rose in Q1 as operators upgraded software licenses and also bought a greater mix of network hardware.

11,000 Californians stand in the way of Dish's entry into wireless
News Analysis | 5/1/2020

Dish Network appears poised to close the purchase of roughly 9.2 million prepaid customers from T-Mobile. But there are 11,000 Californians that must be dealt with first.

Telefónica, Liberty Global in talks to combine UK ops – report
News Analysis | 5/1/2020

Proposed deal would combine Liberty Global's Virgin Media business with Telefónica's O2 mobile unit, Bloomberg says.

Sprint goes out with a bang
News Analysis | 5/1/2020

In its last period as a standalone operation, Sprint reported postpaid and prepaid figures far above most Wall Street analyst expectations. And that could portend an imminent divestiture to Dish Network.

T-Mobile confirms store closings
News Analysis | 5/1/2020

T-Mobile is closing some of its Metro by T-Mobile stores, but the move is happening amid its merger with Sprint and a possible economic slowdown.

Charter nets big broadband gains in Q1 as self-installs accelerate
News Analysis | 5/1/2020

Charter also tacked on 290,000 mobile lines, pushing that total past 1.4 million lines. Residential video losses improved to 70,000.

The operator opportunity for private mobile networks
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 5/1/2020

Are mobile operators central to the private mobile network opportunity? Or, with new enterprise spectrum allocations, are they destined to be usurped by vendors, systems integrators and enterprises themselves?

Apple can count on services as COVID-19 bites into iPhone sales
News Analysis | 5/1/2020

Famous for iPhones and other expensive gadgets, Apple could become increasingly dependent on its fast-growing services business while the pandemic lasts.

Taiwan operators post mixed results as they brace for 5G disruption
News Analysis | 5/1/2020

Taiwan telcos report Q1 earnings and raise 5G warnings.

SoftBank takes $6.6B hit on WeWork
News Analysis | 5/1/2020

Revised guidance heaps more misery on shareholders.

Millicom signals cost cutting ahead due to COVID-19 impact
News Analysis | 5/1/2020

Operator enters phase two of its COVID-19 response strategy, with plans to focus capex on improving capacity rather than building new networks and other cost cuts.

WiCipedia: Healthtech lacks diversity, just like the rest of tech
WiCipedia | 5/1/2020

This week in our WiC roundup: Coronavirus research needs to be diverse; a new tech memoir to add to your quarantine reading list; how to get to the top; and more.

Eurobites: Telecom Italia's offices reopen, but most will work remotely
News Analysis | 5/1/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ursula Burns steps down at VEON; Swiss soldiers test coronavirus app; Three UK zero-rates video consultations with the NHS.

Jio-Facebook deal bodes ill for Airtel and Vodafone Idea
News Analysis | 5/1/2020

The tie-up between the social network and the Indian telco is a further nightmare for other service providers in the country.

Sign In