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Fixed wireless access is 5G's first killer app
News Analysis | 12/3/2020

5G has found a hit with fixed wireless access, which is taking off in some regions.

Eurobites: Eutelsat beams Konnect broadband to Brits
News Analysis | 12/3/2020

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.

Standalone security: The impact of slicing and total cost of ownership
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 12/3/2020

SPONSORED: Many enterprise customers expect that 5G security slices will be fully hardened and automated as 5G cores (5GC) are commercialized.

Orange plans spending splurge after tax bonanza
News Analysis | 12/3/2020

France-based operator considers buying out majority shareholders in Orange Belgium.

Discovery+ preps for January 4 US debut, starting at $4.99
News Analysis | 12/2/2020

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.

Sharing is hard: Debate builds over ESC in 3.5GHz spectrum
News Analysis | 12/2/2020

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.

Viaero, Airspan hint at fixed wireless C-band ambitions
News Analysis | 12/2/2020

A testing request from wireless network operator Viaero hints at fixed wireless services in the C-band using equipment from Airspan and BEC Technologies.

Cable drove 33% of US mobile subscriber growth in Q3 analyst
News Analysis | 12/2/2020

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.

SoftBank's $690M Sinch stake a customer service bet
News Analysis | 12/2/2020

Japan's SoftBank Group grabs a tenth of Sinch, as Facebook and Salesforce also make acquisitions in the booming customer engagement industry.

Vietnam says good morning to 5G
News Analysis | 12/2/2020

Viettel launches country's first commercial 5G trial using a mixture of imported and homegrown kit.

Will Alkira's CBaaS shine in a sea of SASE suppliers?
News Analysis | 12/2/2020

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.

India's Vodafone Idea goes for a tariff hike
News Analysis | 12/2/2020

The decision looks risky in a market where market leader Reliance Jio still offers rock-bottom rates.

Eurobites: Openreach goes after TalkTalk for missing millions
News Analysis | 12/2/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: no more copper in Salisbury; Orange builds new cable repair ship; Enea gets it on with Matrixx.

Nokia hails 'native' green credentials of 5G networks
News Analysis | 12/2/2020

5G may be more energy efficient in terms of watts per bit, but rising data traffic and hardware power consumption remain a challenge.

Vodafone touts UK's first 5G 'edge' service with AWS
News Analysis | 12/2/2020

Forthcoming soft launch will deliver sub-10-millisecond connections from a center in London, say the companies.

Why 2021 should be the year uCPE (finally) makes its mark
Column | 12/2/2020

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.

Verizon's DSS comes up short in new 5G tests
News Analysis | 12/1/2020

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.

FuboTV buys Balto Sports for move into online sports wagering
News Analysis | 12/1/2020

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.

Open RAN might not save you much after all
Morris Lore | 12/1/2020

The hyped technology is unlikely to make a huge difference in what telcos invest and even threatens to run up a bigger opex bill.

Pluto TV tunes in free Showtime channel
News Analysis | 12/1/2020

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 hopes Snapdragon 888 will widen its 5G lead
News Analysis | 12/1/2020

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.

Ting Internet's top priority: Boost 'build velocity'
CxO Spotlight | 12/1/2020

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.

Omdia's Pablo Tomasi on the 2021 outlook for private networks
LRTV Interviews | 12/1/2020

Light Reading's Phil Harvey and Omdia's Pablo Tomasi recap the latest Informa Tech event, Private Networks in a 5G World.

Zoom booms, but share price gloom looms
News Analysis | 12/1/2020

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%.

Bouygues Telecom gets the 5G ball rolling
News Analysis | 12/1/2020

Nationwide coverage targeted for the end of next year, but Huawei replacement strategy still unclear.

The vendor business suddenly looks very different
News Analysis | 12/1/2020

Geopolitics is having a major impact on the vendor landscape in telecom.

Podcast: SASE glues together security and networking
LRTV Interviews | 12/1/2020

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.

Eurobites: Ericsson's 5G blows into Greece with WIND Hellas
News Analysis | 12/1/2020

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.

Telia Lithuania adds to Huawei's European pain
News Analysis | 12/1/2020

Mobile operator has already signed up Ericsson as its network partner for 5G.

Telcos, vendors back new TMF test platform for interoperable IT
News Analysis | 12/1/2020

The TM Forum's much-publicized Open Digital Architecture could enjoy a boost from the latest move.

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