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After R&D slog, Nokia's software biz is targeting juicier profits
News Analysis | 5/29/2020

The standalone software business of the Finnish vendor was a high-flyer in the first quarter. Despite coronavirus, it is confident of earnings growth this year.

How Attabotics and Microsoft use private LTE to monitor robots
News Analysis | 5/29/2020

A Canadian startup that thinks it can someday do supply chain logistics better than Amazon has partnered with Microsoft for a private LTE network with edge compute for IoT applications.

VMware keeps its vim
News Analysis | 5/29/2020

Pandemic hardly lays a glove on Q1.

Will Broadcom step up for DOCSIS 4.0?
News Analysis | 5/29/2020

Industry sources say Broadcom has halted investment in next-gen DOCSIS technology until it gets financial support from cable operators, including help footing the bill on product development.

WiCipedia: A post-pandemic restructuring opportunity for WiT
WiCipedia | 5/29/2020

This week in our WiC roundup: A free coding bootcamp for African American women in the UK; Google's diversity initiative conundrum; a 'new normal' for women in tech; and more.

O-RAN meets GSMA: The start of a beautiful friendship?
News Analysis | 5/29/2020

The disruptive wild child of the networks sector meets the established order represented by the GSMA as the two groups announce a partnership.

Eurobites: Virgin Media set to vanish from UK high street
News Analysis | 5/29/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: TalkTalk Business makes changes at the top; COVID-19 brings a new CEO to Beyond.pl; more data consumption doesn't spell environmental disaster, finds GSMA.

O2-Three UK merger probably should have been allowed
News Analysis | 5/29/2020

EU court ruling to annul EC decision to block O2-Three UK merger comes a little late for Hutchison, but could have implications for future mergers.

AT&T on track to cover 1.1M rural locations with fixed wireless LTE this year
News Analysis | 5/28/2020

AT&T is meeting its CAF-II obligations with LTE fixed wireless technology. Further, AT&T's Igal Elbaz said a broader fixed wireless buildout is 'on the roadmap.' But he wouldn't provide details.

DoD gives $2.7M to fund a 5G spectrum-sharing initiative in Salt Lake City
News Analysis | 5/28/2020

Zylinium Research will develop an AI-based spectrum sharing system alongside the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research (PAWR) Project in Salt Lake City.

Emerging Verizon-Walmart 5G deal covers edge computing too
DanoVision | 5/28/2020

Growing evidence points to a major new agreement between Verizon and Walmart that involves the retailer using Verizon's 5G and edge computing services for a variety of retail offerings.

Shaw joins the gigabit club
News Analysis | 5/28/2020

Canadian operator has launched 'Fibre+ Gig,' a DOCSIS 3.1-powered residential broadband product that has ties to Shaw's syndication deal with Comcast.

Google explores 5% stake in Vodafone Idea – report
News Analysis | 5/28/2020

The search engine company could be the latest tech giant to enter the Indian telecom sector.

China could be leaning toward 5G in mmWave spectrum
News Analysis | 5/28/2020

There are growing indications that Chinese mobile network operators are looking to expand their 5G offerings into mmWave spectrum, a development that could supercharge the mmWave 5G industry.

Ob-la-di, OIBDA, life goes on for MegaFon
News Analysis | 5/28/2020

Russia's second-largest mobile operator claims greater operational efficiency helped it weather the COVID-19 storm during Q1.

The death of Huawei won't stop the rise of China
News Analysis | 5/28/2020

The latest US sanctions have brought China's biggest equipment maker to its knees. Even if it collapses, China will be hard to impede.

Singtel underlying profit down 13% as virus, competition bite
News Analysis | 5/28/2020

The group posted income of S$1.08 billion (US$760 million) on 5% lower revenue of S$16.54 billion ($11.66 billion).

Eurobites: Nokia makes industry vet Baldauf its new chair
News Analysis | 5/28/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telenor has a Hub; Sparkle extends its reach in Brazil; French COVID-19 app gets the green light.

Swiss Salt improves earnings in Q1 2020
News Analysis | 5/28/2020

Iliad-owned operator in bullish mood following a positive performance in the first quarter of 2020.

Vodafone Idea continues its Indian journey, for now
News Analysis | 5/28/2020

Despite its warnings about a departure from the Indian market, Vodafone Idea looks set to remain in the country.

Healthcare giant Kaiser Permanente considering private wireless LTE network
News Analysis | 5/27/2020

Kaiser Permanente wants to trial a private wireless LTE network working in 3.5GHz CBRS spectrum for patient monitoring and critical communications.

Cable-Tec Expo 2020 in Denver is a no-go
News Analysis | 5/27/2020

SCTE/ISBE is considering alternative arrangements after receiving notification that the designation of the Colorado Convention Center as a temporary medical facility has been extended through the rest of the year.

Huawei's CFO doesn't get her way in Canadian court
The Philter | 5/27/2020

Canada's Supreme Court will allow its government to proceed with extradition hearings against Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou, who is accused by US authorities of fraud and sanctions violations.

HBO Max lands Comcast deal on launch day
News Analysis | 5/27/2020

Existing Comcast HBO subs can get HBO Max for no added cost via the HBO Max app and website. Plans are underway to bring the HBO Max app to Comcast X1 and Flex boxes.

US cable accelerates broadband gains in Q1
News Analysis | 5/27/2020

And new proprietary data from Comlinkdata shows how much runway some individual US cable ops still have against DSL and FTTN broadband competition and the exposure they face from FTTP.

T-Mobile reportedly close to hiring a new CFO
News Analysis | 5/27/2020

The employment contract for T-Mobile's longtime CFO Braxton Carter ends in July. According to a new report, CEO Mike Sievert is close to hiring a replacement.

America's big midband spectrum auction for 5G clears another obstacle
News Analysis | 5/27/2020

SES and Intelsat have agreed to the FCC's C-Band plans, a development that brings critical midband spectrum for 5G one step closer to US wireless network operators.

Airtel promoters sell 2.75% stake worth $1B to clear debt
News Analysis | 5/27/2020

The Indian operator has improved its balance sheet position with the sale of a stake in its business.

Russia's MTS looks to digital upside in pandemic
News Analysis | 5/27/2020

The Russian service provider has lowered guidance for the fiscal year but hopes the coronavirus pandemic could spur the transition to digital services.

5G wacky races
News Analysis | 5/27/2020

Different spectrum vehicles partly explain why 5G operators are traveling at varying speeds (but there's more to 5G race-performance than a nifty acceleration pedal).

South Korean telcos make a play for another pay-TV asset
News Analysis | 5/27/2020

All three South Korean telcos – SK Telecom, KT and LG Uplus – are making a play for HCN, a unit of Hyundai Department Store.

Ericsson is not following Nokia into the unChinese Open RAN Policy Coalition
News Analysis | 5/27/2020

The Swedish equipment maker remains on the outside of a group promoting a technology that forms part of the US attack on China's Huawei.

Packet staffing up network edge as part of Equinix
News Analysis | 5/27/2020

Bare metal automation specialist Packet, now part of Equinix, says software talent will add value to the network edge.

Eurobites: KKR plows $1B into European data center venture
News Analysis | 5/27/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ekinops lands 10G deal; ARM launches new chip to boost Android processing power; COVID-19 strikes Nokia plant in Tamil Nadu.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: 5G race, semiconductors and Joe Rogan
LRTV Documentaries | 5/27/2020

This week the newly Spotifyed podders ponder the politics of 5G and 6G, among other hot topics.

UK's EE sees 45% rise in chat app traffic amid COVID-19 lockdown
News Analysis | 5/27/2020

BT-owned mobile operator tracks changing usage habits of communications services during the UK lockdown.

GTT CEO Calder sets his exit
News Analysis | 5/27/2020

The exec wraps up a 13-year stint at a surging upstart carrier that very rarely sat still.

Big advertisers want to defer payments, tweak deals with Quibi – report
News Analysis | 5/26/2020

Quibi's initial numbers are not hitting the mark for some major advertisers that reportedly are seeking to change their terms with the mobile-focused, short-form premium video service.

Things get tense between Dish and T-Mobile
News Analysis | 5/26/2020

Dish Network said it loaned T-Mobile 600MHz spectrum to increase network capacity during the COVID-19 crisis. Instead, Dish claims T-Mobile used the spectrum to attempt to gain more customers.

Broadcasters place 'NextGen TV' bet in Las Vegas
News Analysis | 5/26/2020

Sinclair, Nexstar and Scripps have lit up ATSC 3.0 signals for four stations, creating the foundation for a wave of new apps and services that could include 4K video, targeted ads, VoD and immersive audio.

Operators hope for a VR catalyst to 5G
News Analysis | 5/26/2020

Verizon, China Mobile and Deutsche Telekom are among the 5G operators rallying around a new batch of virtual and augmented reality devices that could eventually boost their service revenues.

Nokia plays catch-up in 400G Ethernet gear
News Analysis | 5/26/2020

Nokia is touting new 400G products following its acquisition of Elenion Technologies, but some argue competitors including Infinera, Ciena, Cisco and Juniper Networks beat it to the party.

Cable broadband access equipment market will rebound, eventually
Column | 5/26/2020

But, thanks partly to the current COVID-19 hit, the market won't approach its previous heights until at least the middle of the decade when next-gen access technologies finally kick in.

SmarTone joins Hong Kong's 5G party, promising full coverage in a year
News Analysis | 5/26/2020

SmarTone has unveiled its 5G service in Hong Kong, eight weeks behind competitors, claiming to offer the 'widest' indoor and outdoor coverage.

Eurobites: Telecom Italia cozies up to Google via Noovle acquisition
News Analysis | 5/26/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: 5G fanfare in the Nordics; Orange Money adds channels; AWS gives its blessing to Telefónica's cybersecurity arm.

Telia, Tele2 and Three trumpet Swedish 5G launches
News Analysis | 5/26/2020

Three of Sweden's four mobile network operators vie for market leadership as they signal commercial 5G networks launches.

Podcast: Colt CEO Keri Gilder on new opportunities and global expansion
CxO Spotlight | 5/26/2020

After 18 months as its chief commercial officer, Keri Gilder has taken the top job at Colt Technology Services and, in this podcast, she speaks with Light Reading's Phil Harvey about how Colt's network is different and how she'll tackle leading a carrier during a pandemic.

Huawei moves to guarantee chip supply
News Analysis | 5/25/2020

China's biggest maker of network equipment and smartphones is seeking new chip suppliers as the latest US sanctions loom.

Huawei befuddled by reports of total 5G ban in UK
News Analysis | 5/23/2020

The Chinese equipment vendor faces a complete exclusion from the UK's 5G market, according to mainstream press reports.

AT&T faces more pressure to jettison DirecTV – report
News Analysis | 5/22/2020

Bankers reportedly are set to put the heat on AT&T to spin out its struggling DirecTV unit as AT&T company grapples with a big debt load and critical 5G commitments.

SeaChange's video biz takes hit as COVID-19-caused delays mount
News Analysis | 5/22/2020

Says the video delivery sector has been 'meaningfully impacted' by the pandemic, slowing deployment decisions on the vendor's new Framework platform for cloud and on-prem services.

Netflix gives its subscriber list a good scrub
The Bauminator | 5/22/2020

In a display of goodwill and confidence in its underlying business, Netflix has begun to auto-cancel subscriptions that have been inactive for a year, estimating that it pertains to a small sliver of its base.

Cable travels tech-agnostic road to smart cities
News Analysis | 5/22/2020

There's no silver bullet solution for smart cities projects, so cable ops are utilizing a variety of technologies, including LoRaWAN, cellular, Wi-Fi and narrowband-IoT, to support those efforts.

Vodafone taps beer chief for chairman role
News Analysis | 5/22/2020

Heineken CEO Jean-Francois Van Boxmeer to replace Gerard Kleisterlee in November 2020.

Mixed Q1 messages from Axiata
News Analysis | 5/22/2020

Things are going well in Sri Lanka and Indonesia, but not so good in Malaysia and Nepal.

Eurobites: Vodacom South Africa 'decouples' from parent company
News Analysis | 5/22/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Northern Ireland turns away from the UK's COVID-19 app; 5G fails to capture the imagination; Openreach tweaks product terms as office lock-out continues.

HPE to make bigger 'aaS' of itself with $800M cost-cutting plan
News Analysis | 5/22/2020

The IT giant looks set to announce thousands of layoffs and speed up its services transition after a disappointing set of results.

WiCipedia: Women in tech roles hit hard by pandemic
WiCipedia | 5/22/2020

This week in our WiC roundup: The N95 mask's origin story; women in tech concerned about job loss; Intel announces new diversity goals; and more.

China's 5G subs may be overstated by 40%
News Analysis | 5/22/2020

The huge gap between subscriber totals and number of devices sold shows that, for all the hype, China's 5G is still a game of giveaways.

Top ten takeaways from the tower industry's terrific teleconference
DanoVision | 5/21/2020

Also, it happened on a Tuesday (which would reinforce the alliteration in the headline) but I decided that thing was totally tiring.

Podcast: 5G Americas President Chris Pearson on momentum for standalone 5G
Kelsey's Grammar | 5/21/2020

Pearson shares his forecast for when standalone 5G will emerge and the potential barriers to commercial deployment.

India postpones 5G spectrum sale to 2021
News Analysis | 5/21/2020

India will auction spectrum later this year, but it is not including 5G airwaves in the sale.

Masa Son (of God) and the valley of coronavirus
Morris Lore | 5/21/2020

He's misunderstood like Jesus was, and he needs all the help from heavenly forces he can get.

T-Mobile offers free service to first responders, but rivals shouldn't fret just yet
News Analysis | 5/21/2020

T-Mobile's 'Connecting Heroes' offers free service to all US public and nonprofit state and local fire, police and EMS departments. But there are plenty of caveats.

Comcast: We're 'fully committed' to Full Duplex DOCSIS
News Analysis | 5/21/2020

Comcast's affirmation of that commitment comes amid chatter that the cable op has reassessed its near-term engineering priorities during the pandemic. Still, that decision could impact suppliers involved in the project.

China Mobile, CBN strike long-awaited network-sharing deal
News Analysis | 5/21/2020

New partnership with China Broadcasting Network Corporation (CBN) for joint 5G build gives China Mobile access to valuable 700MHz band.

Openreach's fiber splurge is a boon for non-Chinese vendors
News Analysis | 5/21/2020

Nokia and Adtran look set to profit as the UK incumbent ups rollout targets and works to limit its reliance on Huawei.

Samsung raves about fab six
News Analysis | 5/21/2020

South Korean behemoth starts work on sixth domestic foundry to bolster chip-manufacturing capacity using advanced sub-5nm process technology.

Altice Europe maintains 2020 outlook despite 'challenging backdrop'
News Analysis | 5/21/2020

Telecoms group reports 3.6% revenue growth in the first quarter of 2020, with a slight rise in EBITDA.

Eurobites: Euskatel goes nationwide under Virgin brand
News Analysis | 5/21/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: top BT execs do the decent thing; TIM, Google collaborate on cloud services; Colt appoints new CEO.

US prepares for a 6G fight
DanoVision | 5/21/2020

One of the premier US telecom standards organizations is now pushing for a new public-private partnership to ensure the US 'will be at the forefront of 6G development and deployment.'

Airtel's latest results are a pleasant surprise
News Analysis | 5/20/2020

The Indian operator has been under pressure ever since archrival Jio entered the market, but its latest figures are cause for some optimism.

T-Mobile's 5G reaches 1 Gbit/s, and that's just the beginning
News Analysis | 5/20/2020

T-Mobile said it scored a 1Gbit/s speed test on its 5G network in New York City – and that transmission didn't even use two of the three 'layers' in T-Mobile's promised 5G 'layer cake.'

AT&T to halt '5G Evolution' advertising, but the icon will remain
DanoVision | 5/20/2020

AT&T said it will comply with the National Advertising Review Board and will discontinue its '5G Evolution' adverting. But its '5GE' icon will stay.

HBO Max adds distribution partners as launch nears
News Analysis | 5/20/2020

Altice USA, Cox, NCTC and Verizon are among the latest to agree to offer the new supersized SVoD service, but Comcast and Dish are still absent from that list.

China's 6G grandstanding will ruffle US feathers
News Analysis | 5/20/2020

As ZTE parades its 6G colors, Huawei's defense of global standards may serve only to hasten their demise.

FCC vote positions ATSC 3.0 as a new broadband pipe
News Analysis | 5/20/2020

Commissioner Brendan Carr says proposal to remove the 'overhang of legacy media regulations' sets stage for 'Broadcast Internet' services that ride on ATSC 3.0 to deliver 25 Mbit/s data streams.

Tele Columbus navigates through COVID-19
News Analysis | 5/20/2020

German cable operator boasts 'solid' Q1. Confirms full-year guidance.

All roads lead to Rome DOCSIS 4.0
Column | 5/20/2020

Those roads will be strewn with signal power challenges as spectrum is raised to 1.8GHz, but DOCSIS 4.0 provides a prime opportunity to rethink the design of HFC networks and introduce a new Distributed Gain Architecture.

Digicel is on life support in its Caribbean hideout
News Analysis | 5/20/2020

Owned by Irish billionaire Denis O'Brien, the Caribbean operator is asking bondholders to write off money they are owed.

Eurobites: Liberty's electric vehicle plans get UK blessing
News Analysis | 5/20/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia boasts 5G world record; Etisalat loses CEO; Altice pays off debts; Angola awards fourth license.

Ireland's eir maintains network investment momentum after 'solid' Q3
News Analysis | 5/20/2020

Irish operator reports 1% dip in Q3 revenue but EBITDA rises by 5% in the same period.

FCC on 1 Gbit/s in rural areas using 5G: Good luck with that
News Analysis | 5/20/2020

The FCC reversed course and now will allow fixed wireless providers, including those using 5G, to get government money for 1Gbit/s services. But the agency clearly has doubts that's possible.

Australian cities, states start rolling out fiber alternatives to NBN
News Analysis | 5/20/2020

With Australia making a poor showing in global broadband rankings, state and regional governments are beginning to deploy their own fiber networks as alternatives to the underwhelming NBN.

Apple nabs NextVR as details about AR glasses leak out
The Bauminator | 5/19/2020

Apple's deal for NextVR, a company that produces live and on-demand VR content, emerges amid a report that the company is nearing the introduction of augmented reality specs under the Apple Glass brand.

Ligado promises to move forward on 5G despite Pentagon opposition
News Analysis | 5/19/2020

Ligado promises to 'create a new kind of network,' but the company still faces political and vocal opposition from the likes of Defense Secretary Mark Esper and 'Miracle on the Hudson' pilot 'Sully' Sullenberger.

Aryaka's Ginsburg on COVID-19's impact on enterprise traffic
Slide Shows | 5/19/2020

Aryaka's David Ginsburg examined several of the operator's enterprise customers' network traffic patterns and identified a few surprising trends.

UPS hints at drone ambitions
News Analysis | 5/19/2020

UPS has been testing drone operations, but the company's appearance at the Wireless Infrastructure Association's Connect (X) trade show could indicate the company's interest in 4G and 5G connections.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: BT, Rakuten and spectrum auctions
LRTV Documentaries | 5/19/2020

Download the audio on Soundcloud here and subscribe on all podcast platforms!

Telecom Italia crumbles like a Roman ruin
News Analysis | 5/19/2020

Shares in Italy's biggest phone company have tumbled after another round of customer losses and more divestment activity.

Podcast: US moves to block chips, 5G tech from Huawei
The Philter | 5/19/2020

Light Reading's Iain Morris and Phil Harvey discuss this latest move in the US vs. Huawei, and Morris reports on Huawei's initial reaction, what we should expect next and how this could ricochet and affect Apple and others.

Huawei struggles with guidance after latest US ban
News Analysis | 5/19/2020

Huawei offered an incomplete Q1 picture and declined to give revenue guidance as it reels from the COVID-19 crisis and new US restrictions.

Security report warns of increased dangers with workers at home
News Analysis | 5/19/2020

Verizon's latest Data Breach Investigations Report sheds light on lockdown dangers and debunks data-breach myths.

Here's why T-Mobile is avoiding the open RAN policy debate
News Analysis | 5/19/2020

Although both AT&T and Verizon are part of the Open RAN Policy Coalition, T-Mobile is not. That's noteworthy considering T-Mobile is embarking on a major new 5G network buildout effort.

Eurobites: Openreach sale talks baseless, says Jefferies
News Analysis | 5/19/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange gets into AI; Telia sells TV rights; Iliad seeks damages from Telecom Italia.

Sunrise and Salt team for $3.1B Swiss fiber push
News Analysis | 5/19/2020

The two Swiss operators plan to build a fiber-to-the-home network covering up to 1.5M households over the next five to seven years.

Putting the squeeze on 8K
News Analysis | 5/19/2020

Content in the 8K format remains sparse, but industry leaders in the video tech arena are sizing up new AI-assisted encoding techniques to deliver 8K in a bandwidth-efficient manner.

Michigan university wants $15M to scrap new Huawei LTE network
News Analysis | 5/18/2020

Demand for Northern Michigan University's LTE network, which currently serves 15,000 families and students, has skyrocketed during the pandemic. Is the network, built with Huawei equipment, a real security threat?

Podcast: Decoding Microsoft's M&A moves
The Philter | 5/18/2020

Light Reading's Mike Dano says that Microsoft's recent acquisitions of Affirmed Networks and Metaswitch signal that the company has bigger plans than just finding more stuff to sell to telcos.

Verizon outlines 'phase 3' of its COVID-19 response
News Analysis | 5/18/2020

Fully 115,000 of Verizon's employees worked from home during nationwide quarantine orders. Now, the operator is charting a course for some – but not all – of those employees to return to the office.

US law enforcement warned of 5G/coronavirus conspiracy threats
News Analysis | 5/18/2020

A report from the US Department of Homeland Security warns that the myth tying 5G with the coronavirus has already prompted arson and physical attacks against cell towers in several US states.

Huawei is running short of friends, but it still has options
Morris Lore | 5/18/2020

The latest US attack follows efforts by several European operators to cut their dependence on Huawei and poses the biggest threat so far to the Chinese vendor.

Comcast seeks to one-up Charter in 5G
News Analysis | 5/18/2020

Comcast said its 5G will be available for no extra charge on its $45 unlimited and 'by the gig' plans. Charter, meantime, only offers 5G on its unlimited plan.

IBC 2020 canceled due to COVID-19
News Analysis | 5/18/2020

Show organizers determine that 'a return to (a new) normal is unlikely to be achieved by September' and will instead pursue digital alternatives.

Eurobites: Deutsche Telekom in talks over SoftBank's T-Mobile US stake – report
News Analysis | 5/18/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Net Insight makes hay in the Middle East; Ericsson's China deals confirmed; bad 5G karma down Glastonbury way.

SoftBank's bleedin' (and Ma's not alright)
News Analysis | 5/18/2020

Record losses. No dividend guidance. Jack Ma ups sticks.

Cable and edge computing: The rest of the story
Column | 5/18/2020

In this followup blog, Broadband Success Partners' David Strauss reveals more about cable operators' plans to leverage edge compute technology.

Vodafone teams up with a China-based smartphone vendor not called Huawei
News Analysis | 5/18/2020

Operator provides route for Oppo to sell 4G and 5G smartphones in seven Vodafone markets in the initial phase.

Huawei seeking survival after US escalates offensive
News Analysis | 5/18/2020

We're a plane riddled with bullet holes, says senior executive, after US authorities prepared to slap new restrictions on the company.

Say hello to India's first digital service provider
News Analysis | 5/18/2020

Facebook's investment in Jio could trigger a new wave of digital disruption in one of the world's biggest markets.

5G gives RAN market a Q1 boost – Dell'Oro
News Analysis | 5/15/2020

Research firm maintains overall RAN growth outlook for 2020, despite COVID-19 uncertainty.

HBO Max might have Friends, but Amazon and Roku aren't yet among them
News Analysis | 5/15/2020

Roku and Amazon – two of the biggest video providers in the market – do not have agreements to distribute AT&T's HBO Max, a situation that clearly casts a shadow over the operator's video ambitions.

Could 2020 be cable's break-out year in mobile?
DanoVision | 5/15/2020

Cable providers like Comcast and Charter have already outstripped AT&T and Verizon in terms of quarterly postpaid mobile customer additions. What they do next could cement their mobile ambitions.

US broadcasters plow ahead with 'NextGen TV'
News Analysis | 5/15/2020

Despite some launch delays caused by COVID-19, broadcasters intend to light up ATSC 3.0 signals in several markets this year as new 3.0-capable TV sets arrive on the scene.

Virus-linked cell tower attacks threaten NZ services
News Analysis | 5/15/2020

Arsonists in New Zealand have carried out 14 attacks on cell towers in the past six weeks alone, causing damage and disruption at a time when people are relying on connectivity the most.

Openreach may soon practice social distancing from BT
News Analysis | 5/15/2020

UK telecom giant BT is in talks about a partial divestment of Openreach that would value the network's business at £20 billion (US$24.4 billion), according to a Financial Times report.

TSMC to build second US-based chip plant in Arizona
News Analysis | 5/15/2020

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. is to begin construction of new $12B facility in 2021, with production slated to start in 2024.

WiCipedia: Making diversity a priority in job searches
WiCipedia | 5/15/2020

This week in our WiC roundup: How to tell if your future employer is focused on diversity; YouTube's policies leave room for error; women take the lead in cybersecurity practices; and more.

Eurobites: French regulator reconnoitres multi-network mobile market
News Analysis | 5/15/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telia does remote healthcare monitoring with Capio; media network home run for Net Insight; 5G not imminent in Africa.

Rakuten delays 5G launch by three months on COVID-19 disruption
News Analysis | 5/15/2020

Japanese disruptor's plans are dealt a blow by the virus, but a spokesperson insists there will be minimal impact on business performance.

Intelsat's bankruptcy could throw wrench into Verizon's 5G plans
News Analysis | 5/14/2020

Intelsat is one of the primary users of C-Band spectrum, which the FCC wants to auction for 5G. Now the company's future is in the hands of a bankruptcy judge.

Microsoft gets serious about telecom with Metaswitch purchase
News Analysis | 5/14/2020

Although Metaswitch reported revenues of just $180 million in 2019, the company is viewed as a knowledgeable vendor of deep networking services, which signals Microsoft's ambitions in the space.

Deutsche Telekom job cuts hit 20K since 2015 as pace ratchets up
News Analysis | 5/14/2020

The German telecom incumbent has cut about 4,000 jobs from its payroll this year so far as it continues to pursue greater efficiency.

Cisco takes a coronavirus beating as profits fall
News Analysis | 5/14/2020

The Internet equipment giant is suffering as supply chains are disrupted and business customers cancel projects.

Gogo guards 5G plan despite downturn
News Analysis | 5/14/2020

COVID-19 sent Gogo's business into a tailspin, but the company still plans to build its planned 5G network – for the moment at least.

China's 5G fever triggers 6G delirium as experts channel Dr. Dolittle
News Analysis | 5/14/2020

China's 5G dominance is causing some experts to blather about the possibilities for 6G, but the country's leadership in this space is brittle.

South Korea, Japan top 5G speed chart – report
News Analysis | 5/14/2020

But speed is not king when it comes to video experience.

Eurobites: BT's Openreach adds Adtran to its fiber force
News Analysis | 5/14/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange announces new subsea project; Bouygues' first quarter dinged by COVID-19; Germany's approach to coronavirus contact tracing.

Charter CFO: The 5G threat to wired home broadband has 'subsided'
News Analysis | 5/14/2020

But cable operator remains bullish on how 5G can be applied to other applications and portions of the market.

Deutsche Telekom shrugs off virus, flexes pecs as sales, profits rise
News Analysis | 5/14/2020

Teutonic giant maintains outlook for €800 million in earnings growth this year, describing itself as an 'anchor of stability.'

Sunrise lowers 2020 revenue guidance over COVID-19
News Analysis | 5/14/2020

Swiss operator reports revenue growth for the first quarter of 2020 and said business remains robust, but coronavirus effects were evident in March and the outlook is less certain than before.

Trump extends Huawei ban to May 2021
News Analysis | 5/13/2020

Invoking the International Emergency Economic Powers Act, President Trump is moving to extend a block on US business with China's Huawei until next year.

ISPs ask Congress for a COVID-19 bailout
News Analysis | 5/13/2020

In what some analysts describe as a 'fatal flaw,' an FCC extension of a program designed to prevent network operators from canceling customers' service during the pandemic is driving certain ISPs to seek money from Congress.

FCC activity has sped up during the pandemic, Chairman says
News Analysis | 5/13/2020

In addition to 'bread-and-butter' activity, the pandemic has likewise 'generated a huge amount of effort' at the Commission, Ajit Pai says during NAB Digital Express keynote.

Light Reading sets digital Cable Next-Gen Europe event
Breznick Unbound | 5/13/2020

Instead of staging a live conference in London next month as previously planned, Light Reading will now run a free, digital event over two afternoons in mid-June because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Harmonic takes aim at cable network capacity upgrades
News Analysis | 5/13/2020

New remote PHY 'shelf' running Harmonic's CableOS software enables MSOs to quickly add upstream and downstream capacity without the troubles typically associated with traditional node splits, company claims.

AT&T's HBO Max is coming, but not via Amazon Fire app store
News Analysis | 5/13/2020

AT&T's CEO said HBO Max will be available across distributors like Charter Communications, Apple and Google. But Amazon will likely be missing from that mix.

Rakuten Mobile launches assault on global telecom market
News Analysis | 5/13/2020

The world's most exciting network operator wants service providers in other markets to buy its cloud.

COVID-19 traffic spikes haven't scared T-Mobile, Verizon away from fixed wireless
News Analysis | 5/13/2020

Verizon plans to eventually expand its 5G Home service to 30 million US households, while T-Mobile is targeting 10 million households by 2024. And neither company is changing those plans due to the pandemic.

KT profit slides 13% as it looks to B2B for growth
News Analysis | 5/13/2020

KT reports weak Q1 2020 results, with a 12.8% fall in net profit, a 4.7% decline in operating income and flat revenue.

United Internet sees 5G costs begin to mount despite COVID-19 delay
News Analysis | 5/13/2020

The parent company of 1&1 Drillisch reports only moderate growth in operating profits, although it hails the first quarter of 2020 as a good start to the year.

Intel looks chipper with new tech investments
News Analysis | 5/13/2020

US tech giant ploughs $132M into 11 'disruptive' tech startups, two of which are Chinese semiconductor companies.

Eurobites: Orange reopens phone stores in France
News Analysis | 5/13/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telia Norway switches on 5G in Oslo; Nokia teams up with Microsoft on data center OS; UK broadband networks standing up to COVID-19, says Ofcom.

Zoom Telephonics CEO sets his exit
News Analysis | 5/12/2020

Joe Wytanis, an exec late of Cisco and Scientific-Atlanta, came on board in 2018 to help the cable modem vendor, which sells products under the Motorola brand, make some headway in the service provider market.

T-Mobile lays out $60B, five-year buildout plan for 5G
News Analysis | 5/12/2020

T-Mobile is working to build a 5G network spanning roughly 85,000 macro cell sites, and is already upgrading some sites at the rate of 1,000 towers a month.

Here's why Verizon's CEO lowered the bar for nationwide 5G
DanoVision | 5/12/2020

Verizon's Hans Vestberg wants to take 5G nationwide, just in time for a 5G iPhone in the fall. But he's working to lower expectations for nationwide 5G working in lowband spectrum.

Altice USA CEO defends FTTP game plan
News Analysis | 5/12/2020

Cutting opex and goosing performance are driving forces for FTTP upgrades, but Altice USA believes the move will also enable it to lean more heavily on its HFC network to backhaul wireless traffic.

India's Airtel looks to IBM for cloud help
News Analysis | 5/12/2020

The ailing Indian operator hopes a deal with IBM and its Red Hat subsidiary will reduce costs and boost competitiveness.

Cable One splashes some cash on fixed wireless
News Analysis | 5/12/2020

Cable op has made 'small' investments in two yet-unnamed wireless ISPs to help the operator reach into adjacent areas and has signaled its interest in participating in upcoming spectrum auctions.

COVID-19 rages on, but service provider networks are still holding up well
News Analysis | 5/12/2020

Even though traffic patterns changed, new apps became necessities, and a year's worth of network growth happened in less than a week, the Nokia Deepfield team said the world's service providers were ready.

Synchronoss cuts 10% of workforce
News Analysis | 5/12/2020

CEO Glenn Lurie explained that the COVID-19 pandemic was the catalyst for the cost-cutting effort, but not necessarily the driving reason for it.

COVID-19 crashes into Canada's 5G launch plans
News Analysis | 5/12/2020

Although Rogers launched 5G in a few select locations earlier this year, BCE said that its planned 5G launch has been postponed while Canadians deal with the pandemic.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: O2-Virgin, Huawei UK and contact tracing
LRTV Documentaries | 5/12/2020

This week the beer-soaked Brits have a rummage around in their own backyard.

Vodafone CEO sees no need for UK M&A after O2, Virgin unite
News Analysis | 5/12/2020

Nick Read says his company has the 'right formula' for success in a market where broadband wholesale partners are available and TV is heading online.

Iliad appears unfazed by COVID-19
News Analysis | 5/12/2020

Guidance unchanged, although Q2 promises to be a bumpier ride.

Eurobites: Telekom Austria helps shoppers keep their distance
News Analysis | 5/12/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: KCOM owner looks to break up the business; Ekinops secures first customer for OTN switch; ADVA braces for quantum attacks.

ETSI joins COVID-19 contact tracing app party
News Analysis | 5/12/2020

European standards body throws its hat into the ring with new specs group to build standardization framework.

COVID-19 crisis is winning consumers over to 5G, says Ericsson
News Analysis | 5/12/2020

Despite a retail slowdown, Ericsson says that COVID-19 has accelerated the growth of 5G and that the company will eclipse its previous target of 100 million 5G subs this year.

Vodafone seeks another €1B in cuts as it maintains dividend
News Analysis | 5/12/2020

UK-based operator is looking to protect margins and profitability with sales under pressure in the new normal of COVID-19.

Royston resigns as Optiva CEO
News Analysis | 5/11/2020

Optiva said the board couldn't meet Ms. Royston's compensation requests.

FirstNet, AT&T begin edging toward 5G
News Analysis | 5/11/2020

FirstNet, with partner AT&T, is looking at 5G technologies like Device to Device (D2D) and enhanced Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Services (MBMS). But it has no 5G launch date yet.

Comcast 'Flex' device deployments hit 1M, cable CEO says
News Analysis | 5/11/2020

The main focus for Flex is on broadband service and improving broadband churn, but Comcast hopes to further monetize the platform with advanced advertising and by reaping app sales revenues.

Wall Street traders fight over milliseconds in mmWave transmission battle
News Analysis | 5/11/2020

A new cell tower transmitting in millimeter wave (mmWave) spectrum has sparked a disagreement among Wall Street traders looking to shave a few extra milliseconds off their transactions.

Equinix eyes purchase of BCE's data centers – report
News Analysis | 5/11/2020

BCE may follow Verizon's move to sell its data centers to Equinix. But how this could affect the wider move toward edge computing remains to be seen.

The outlook for 5G open vRAN
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 5/11/2020

With around 7 million macro cell sites deployed worldwide, the radio access network (RAN) is critical global infrastructure.

BT still stands for bloated telecom
Morris Lore | 5/11/2020

Two years after announcing plans for 13,000 job cuts, the UK telecom operator looks as flabby and legacy-burdened as ever.

Technetix sees demand for supplies surge as cable ops bulk up self-install kits
CxO Spotlight | 5/11/2020

Along with a focus on near-term network and service needs, the pandemic is 'making every cable operator relook at their network,' says Technetix exec Sandy Howe.

Eurobites: Iliad's Niel opens his wallet for InfraVia security fund
News Analysis | 5/11/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Sparkle enters SD-WAN partnership; call for new UK tech regulator; Isle of Wight app latest.

SoftBank's telco and e-commerce unit doing OK (pity about the parent company)
News Analysis | 5/11/2020

SoftBank Corp claims COVID-19 has had 'immaterial impact' on fixed and mobile operations.

Intel and TSMC reportedly in government talks over US-based chip plants
News Analysis | 5/11/2020

Reports over the weekend claim that Trump administration is seeking to reduce reliance on Asian factories.

India's Jio welcomes Vista as latest investor
News Analysis | 5/11/2020

US private equity firm follows Facebook and Silver Lake into the Indian telecom market.

US pay-TV losses rocket to 2.15M subs in Q1 as virtual MVPD market unraveled
News Analysis | 5/8/2020

Fueled by the pandemic, subscriber losses among traditional pay-TV service providers fell to a record 1.8 million and OTT-TV players lost 341,000, according to new analysis from MoffettNathanson.

Podcast: How broadband traffic patterns change as the world works from home
The Philter | 5/8/2020

Some states are opening up and that means we're seeing a shift in broadband traffic patterns (again). To get a handle on what's happening, we follow up with Plume CMO Todd Grantham.

Building Huawei alternatives will take time, collaboration and cash
News Analysis | 5/8/2020

With the US rushing to create alternatives to Huawei, it's important to examine why and how the Chinese firm rose to success in the first place.

Why telcos need open core surgery
Column | 5/8/2020

Industry analyst Patrick Lopez on why telcos and their suppliers need to adopt processes that will help increase competition and allow a more flexible sourcing strategy.

WiCipedia: Is Oracle out of the frying pan on equal pay?
WiCipedia | 5/8/2020

This week in our WiC roundup: Women are more likely to be promoted, kindof; Oracle faces a potentially major payout to female plaintiffs; universities keep pushing for STEM diversity even with classes moved online; and more.

Canada's TeraGo embraces 5G in mmWave spectrum for fixed wireless
News Analysis | 5/8/2020

TeraGo in Canada has long offered fixed wireless services in millimeter wave spectrum. Now, though, it's planning to upgrade its network to 5G with Nokia.

Roku: Streaming spiked in Q1 but lack of sports tempered growth for OTT-TV services
News Analysis | 5/7/2020

Led by ad- and subscription-based apps and services, total streaming hours on Roku's platform jumped 49% to 13.2 billion while 'active' accounts neared 40 million.

Pandemic just one of big problems plaguing pay-TV, Dish's Ergen says
News Analysis | 5/7/2020

Dish's video sub losses ballooned to 413,000 in Q1 2020, including 281,000 sub losses at Sling TV.

Cellular-capable smartwatch shipments grow to 3M in Q1
News Analysis | 5/7/2020

Research and consulting firm Strategy Analytics reported that roughly 22% of all smartwatches shipped worldwide contained cellular connectivity (mostly 4G) in the first quarter of 2020.

Dish sizes up launch of a 5G network core in at least one market in 2020
News Analysis | 5/7/2020

Dish is in hurry-up-and-wait mode as it prepares to close the acquisition of the Boost business, but Chairman Charlie Ergen predicts the company will be in the postpaid wireless business a year from now.

COVID-19 stings Liberty Global financials
News Analysis | 5/7/2020

Europe's largest cable operator reports lower operating cash flow, slightly lower revenues and higher customer losses as the novel coronavirus spreads, but company maintains financial guidance for year.

What did the world do during quarantine? Watch more YouTube
News Analysis | 5/7/2020

A new report from Sandvine offers a cohesive look at how global lockdowns affected Internet traffic, essentially funneling it through fixed consumer broadband networks.

Record funds for Indian telcos could signal revival
News Analysis | 5/7/2020

India's long-suffering telecom sector is managing to attract investors thinking about the country's long-term potential.

Cable ops backburner DAA, virtualization projects during pandemic, CommScope says
News Analysis | 5/7/2020

Vendor has seen an uptick in CCAP software licenses and node splits that help MSOs add capacity to keep up with traffic demands. However, the impact of COVID-19 has caused sales to slump across the board.

SKT reports 5G revenue boost despite virus impact
News Analysis | 5/7/2020

SK Telecom said 5G helped drive up Q1 revenue – despite gaining fewer subscribers than projected and seeing a 6.4% fall in overall operating income.

Telefónica weathers COVID-19 storm (so far at least)
News Analysis | 5/7/2020

CEO sees 'limited impact' on Q1 results and shareholders escape dividend cut.

Eurobites: TDC in need of TLC after Nuuday dents Q1
News Analysis | 5/7/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: COVID-19 clobbers Nexans' earnings; 5G wipes the floor with Wi-Fi, says Opensignal; ADVA gets in sync.

BT stock plumbs new depths on dividend cut, lack of visibility
News Analysis | 5/7/2020

The UK incumbent is now trading at its lowest level in more than a decade and its job is not about to get easier.

O2 and Virgin Media to merge in £31.4B deal
News Analysis | 5/7/2020

Mobile and cable giants come together to present a stronger challenge to BT, promising £10 billion of investment in the UK over the next five years.

VEON backs off from giving 2020 guidance due to COVID-19
News Analysis | 5/7/2020

Amsterdam-based group describes first-quarter performance as 'balanced,' although a decline in roaming revenue offset greater demand for broadband services.

T-Mobile CEO: COVID-19 might help us gain market share
News Analysis | 5/6/2020

T-Mobile officials suggested that the economic upheaval from the pandemic could push more customers to seek its cheaper plans, backed by its growing 5G network.

Altice USA lays off 'small percentage' of workforce
News Analysis | 5/6/2020

Cable operator also confirms it is seeking voluntary layoffs among some workers with the Altice Technical Services unit.

The political hijacking of open RAN
Morris Lore | 5/6/2020

Open RAN was supposed to be about cost savings and innovation, but it is increasingly – and misguidedly – about shutting out the Chinese.

Synamedia extends bridge to ATSC 3.0 for cable ops
News Analysis | 5/6/2020

Video specialist says new receiver will enable cable operators to test next-gen broadcast signals on a small scale and allow them to tack on some of ATSC 3.0's more advanced features at their own pace.

US officials may avert 5G standards fragmentation
News Analysis | 5/6/2020

A new Reuters report indicates that US officials are working on rules that would allow US companies to work with Huawei on 5G standards. That effort could forestall a US-China split in the standard.

Verizon to reopen half its retail stores by June
News Analysis | 5/6/2020

Verizon's new 'touchless retail' strategy will be in full effect.

Liberty Latin America preps for COVID-19 storm
News Analysis | 5/6/2020

Although it hasn't seen a big revenue hit yet, the big Latin American MSO is preparing for the worst by cutting capex and opex and withdrawing its financial guidance for the year.

TiVo unleashes the Stream 4K at retail for $49.99
News Analysis | 5/6/2020

TiVo enters the crowded and competitive streaming platform market with an Android TV-powered streaming dongle that delivers 4K and HDR video and supports the new TiVo+ service and a multitude of apps from Google Play.

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.

China takes aim at foreign vendors with new security rules
News Analysis | 5/6/2020

The new measures will give the Chinese government additional tools to wield against foreign suppliers.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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