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Podcast: Apple's iPhone 11 & TV+ Debut – the Telco Angle
Wagner’s Ring  | 
9/11/2019  |  Post a comment
Will Apple's new iPhone 11 grow telco profits? Will Apple TV+ compete in a crowded OTT market? And why does everybody have fabulous hair in an Apple TV+ series where civilization has collapsed because everybody in the world is blind?
Anatomy of an OSS RFI Process
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
9/11/2019  |  Post a comment
Heavy Reading recently managed a request for information (RFI) process for a network operator – here's what happened...
What to Expect From Altice Mobile
News Analysis  | 
9/10/2019  |  Post a comment
Analysts expect Altice USA to collect 1.7 million mobile customers by 2023, and pay Sprint around $2.50 for each GB those customers consume.
Comcast, Programmers Sue Maine Over Cable à la Carte Law
News Analysis  | 
9/10/2019  |  2 comments
They claim the new state law focused on cable operators is preempted by federal law, violates First Amendment.
Sprint, Peachtree Corners Et Al to Launch 5G IoT Lab in Georgia
News Analysis  | 
9/10/2019  |  Post a comment
Curiosity Labs relies on 5G for low-latency connectivity for automated vehicles, drones and more.
Another Tiny Wireless Operator Is Launching 5G
News Analysis  | 
9/10/2019  |  1 comment
Nex-Tech Wireless, which serves parts of Kansas and Colorado, will use equipment from Ericsson to launch 5G. The announcement again shines light on rural US operators that use Huawei equipment.
Apple TV+ to Debut November 1, Fetch $4.99 Per Month
News Analysis  | 
9/10/2019  |  Post a comment
Apple to offer a free year of the new subscription VoD service with purchase of any new iPhone, Mac or Apple TV.
Broadcom Tunes Up Video Play for RDK
News Analysis  | 
9/10/2019  |  Post a comment
Aiming to speed up service provider deployment cycles, Broadcom's new RDK-infused chips for video set-tops and gateways weave in new app framework and Metrological's App Store.
Taiwan Finalizes 5G Network Sharing Arrangements
News Analysis  | 
9/10/2019  |  Post a comment
Taiwanese authorities are mandating network sharing arrangements as they prepare for an upcoming spectrum auction.
From X to Zzzzz: Apple's iPhone 11 Faces an Uphill Struggle
Morris Lore  | 
9/10/2019  |  1 comment
The gadget company's latest device seems unlikely to reinvigorate iPhone sales amid consumer apathy and growing competition.
Everactive Offers Battery-Less Power for IIoT
News Analysis  | 
9/10/2019  |  Post a comment
Everactive is looking to solve what it claims is a major problem for industrial IoT – the need to replace batteries.
SES & Microsoft Ink Unearthly Cloud Partnership
News Analysis  | 
9/10/2019  |  Post a comment
Satellite networking provider SES will bring Microsoft Azure cloud connectivity to remote locations, as well as Azure media services to broadcasters.
Podcast: Ciena's CEO Sets Sail for Growth
CxO Spotlight  | 
9/10/2019  |  1 comment
Ciena CEO Gary Smith said that M&A is always a possibility as the company looks to build its software business while managing the growth of its optical platform sales to web-scale companies.
Masergy Puts a 'Virtual Engineer' in Enterprise Networks
News Analysis  | 
9/10/2019  |  1 comment
Masergy provides an AI boost for enterprise network management.
ONF Debuts Open Source 'Stratum' Switch OS
News Analysis  | 
9/10/2019  |  Post a comment
Stratum is the foundation for the ONF's next-generation SDN initiative.
Eurobites: Telefónica to Wield Jobs Ax Again – Report
News Analysis  | 
9/10/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Soros considers sale of Hyperoptic stake; BT unleashes its drone killer; Nevion 5G virtualization project bags EU grant.
China Spices Things Up With 2-Become-1 5G Plan
News Analysis  | 
9/10/2019  |  Post a comment
Two of China's operators will come together to build a single 5G network that could be a game changer for the global industry.
The Telecoms.com Podcast: Digital Services, Brexit... & Guinness
LRTV Documentaries  | 
9/10/2019  |  Post a comment
Shot on location in a Dublin pub, this week's podcast sees the regular crew joined by Openet's Niall Norton to talk digitalization, Brexit and more. Oh, and they drink some Guinness.
'Upswitching' From LTE Trips Up 5G Latency In South Korea
News Analysis  | 
9/10/2019  |  Post a comment
Yes, 5G provides blazing-fast speeds. But new research from IHS Markit's RootMetrics in South Korea found that some users are seeing latency hiccups due to the fact they need to first move from LTE to 5G in order to access those blazing-fast speeds.
AT&T, Verizon Inch Toward Open RAN
News Analysis  | 
9/9/2019  |  Post a comment
AT&T said it tested an eCPRI connection with equipment from Nokia and Samsung, while Verizon appears to have deployed Nokia's cloud RAN. The moves reflect growing operator interest in open RAN technologies.
ViacomCBS Won't Claw Back Content
The Bauminator  | 
9/9/2019  |  Post a comment
Unlike Disney, the newly formed ViacomCBS isn't expected to forgo lucrative licensing dollars just to pump fuel into its OTT, direct-to-consumer plans.
Trump Is Losing the European War Against Huawei
Morris Lore  | 
9/9/2019  |  1 comment
US efforts to have the controversial Chinese vendor banned from Europe's 5G networks are failing.
AT&T Could Win in 5G, but Needs an Overhaul First, Activist Investor Says
News Analysis  | 
9/9/2019  |  3 comments
Elliott Management, which now owns around 1.2% of AT&T's total market value value, argued the company must refocus on its core businesses. AT&T believes it has already set the right course for the company.
Altitude TV Exploring Streaming Pact With Amazon – Report
News Analysis  | 
9/9/2019  |  Post a comment
As its impasse with AT&T, Dish and Comcast drags on, the regional sports net is sizing up Amazon as a potential distribution partner.
China Mobile Eyes Network Slicing Market in 2020
News Analysis  | 
9/9/2019  |  Post a comment
China's biggest service provider is investing in edge computing and network slicing capabilities as it extends its 5G network reach.
Eurobites: Proximus Boss Protests Innocence Over Shares Sale
News Analysis  | 
9/9/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Roku targets UK market with Hisense; SES launches cloud service on Microsoft's Azure; Telekom Slovenije offers data gifting.
AT&T & Verizon: All Quiet on Narrowband IoT
News Analysis  | 
9/6/2019  |  1 comment
AT&T is 'readying things' on NB-IoT, while Verizon remains silent on customer traction on the narrowband technology.
U.S. Cellular's New 'Fairness' Campaign to Include Rural 5G Component
News Analysis  | 
9/6/2019  |  1 comment
U.S. Cellular is embarking on a new advertising campaign that will include how it plans to expand 5G into rural areas.
Samsung to Make 80% of 5G Smartphones in 2019
News Analysis  | 
9/6/2019  |  3 comments
Samsung said it expects to ship fully 4 million 5G smartphones in 2019, which according to figures from Strategy Analytics would make it responsible for fully 80% of all 5G phones sold this year.
Even AT&T Can't Fly Solo to the Cloud
News Analysis  | 
9/6/2019  |  Post a comment
This week's Tech Mahindra partnership shows that even a Tier 1 behemoth like AT&T needs help moving to the cloud.
RJio Set to Disrupt India's Wired Broadband Market
News Analysis  | 
9/6/2019  |  2 comments
The operator that wreaked havoc in India's mobile market has now launched its fixed-line broadband service.
Australia's Huawei Ban Is Hurting TPG & 5G
News Analysis  | 
9/6/2019  |  2 comments
A decision to exclude Chinese vendors from the 5G market on grounds of security has taken a heavy toll on TPG and could put Australian 5G at risk.
Rakuten Delays Launch of Cloud-Native Network
News Analysis  | 
9/6/2019  |  2 comments
The Japanese ecommerce giant is delaying the launch of services on its mobile network over performance concerns.
Smokey & the NFV Bandit
Column  | 
9/6/2019  |  Post a comment
NFV has many naysayers, but it's alive, kicking and thriving, with SD-WAN as a significant catalyst.
WiCipedia: The Whitest Black Candidates & Conferences Take a Political Stand
WiCipedia  | 
9/6/2019  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiCipedia roundup: Google is accused of whitewashing its diversity hires; tech conferences for women get political; the sponsor search continues; and more.
Eurobites: Ericsson's Ekholm Tells Employees He's Going Nowhere
News Analysis  | 
9/6/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Dominique Leroy leaves Proximus for KPN and massive pay rise; TIM and Ericsson test cloud-native 5G network; Telenor's merger with Axiata is off.
AT&T Hires Tech Mahindra for Cloud Move
News Analysis  | 
9/6/2019  |  Post a comment
Tech Mahindra will help AT&T migrate its back office applications to the cloud, building a business foundation for 5G.
Telenor, Axiata Scrap $13B Merger Over 'Complexities'
News Analysis  | 
9/6/2019  |  Post a comment
The failure of the merger deal could weigh heavily on the two operators.
LoRa, NB-IoT Tussle in the LPWAN IoT Arena
News Analysis  | 
9/5/2019  |  1 comment
LoRa expected to be a de facto standard, according to Semtech, even as NB-IoT deployments grow.
Meet AT&T's New Communications Division Leadership
News Analysis  | 
9/5/2019  |  Post a comment
AT&T's biggest business unit now has a new leadership team. Here's a look at who is likely running the company's wired and wireless networks, and its overall mobile and wired Internet offerings.
Comcast Sparks Streaming App for LG TVs
News Analysis  | 
9/5/2019  |  Post a comment
Beta of Xfinity Stream app for LG supports Comcast's live TV, VoD and cloud DVR services and works on 4K and HD models from 2017 to 2019.
5G Is Not Among Trump's R&D Priorities
News Analysis  | 
9/5/2019  |  Post a comment
5G is no longer named as one of the nation's R&D priorities for federal spending. The White House last year specifically pointed to 5G as a technological priority.
Ciena CEO: Carriers No Longer Hooked on Huawei
News Analysis  | 
9/5/2019  |  Post a comment
International operators are set to ween themselves off Huawei, claims Ciena CEO Gary Smith.
Is There a Payoff for Free Wireless?
News Analysis  | 
9/5/2019  |  2 comments
Several wireless providers, including Sprint, T-Mobile and FreedomPop, have toyed with 'free' service offerings. However, the freemium business model appears tricky to implement.
Altice Mobile Expects to Be in the Black Within 12 Months
News Analysis  | 
9/5/2019  |  1 comment
'We wouldn't be in this business if we didn't think it would become a profitable standalone business,' Altice USA CEO Dexter Goei says.
AT&T, Verizon Perfect 5G Showboating With NFL Stadium Deployments
DanoVision  | 
9/5/2019  |  Post a comment
Both AT&T and Verizon said they will show off 5G services in NFL football stadiums. But the details of their announcements highlight the fact that it's still early days in the 5G space.
Web-Scale Business Fuels Ciena's Growth but Stock Takes a Hit
News Analysis  | 
9/5/2019  |  Post a comment
Transport gear and software vendor reports year-on-year revenue growth of more than 17% to $960.6 million, with a hefty chunk of revenues coming from web-scale customers, but investors reacted negatively to outlook.
Altice Mobile Debuts $20 Per Month 'Price for Life' to Optimum & Suddenlink Subs
News Analysis  | 
9/5/2019  |  1 comment
Altice USA's new 'Unlimited Everything' offering, underpinned by its MVNO deal with Sprint, will be sold for $30 per line per month to non-Optimum and Suddenlink customers in or near its 21-state footprint.
Eurobites: MTS Gets 2.1 Gbit/s From Samsung Device in Trials With Nokia & Qualcomm
News Analysis  | 
9/5/2019  |  9 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: MegaFon microwaves with Ericsson; Vodafone enters Oman with OFT; Gorgeous Gavin turns up at Salesforce.
Deutsche Telekom Finally Gets to Launch 5G
News Analysis  | 
9/5/2019  |  Post a comment
The German operator has been given the spectrum it needs to provide 5G services three months after the country's 5G auction wrapped up.
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