Decision to move forward with an ad-aided form of the premium service, due to launch sometime in June, has rankled some pay-TV distributors, according to CNBC.
'We are actively working in this direction,' AT&T told the FCC of its plans to introduce open RAN equipment into its network 'within the next year.'
Through what it called 'continued disciplined cost control,' Dutch incumbent's underlying profit is (slightly) better than analysts predicted.
A group of top telecom providers are filing a lawsuit to block New York state legislation requiring 15Mbit/s broadband services starting at $15 per month.
Charter ended Q1 with 2.67 million mobile lines, and is ready to grab many more. 'We have owner's economics in many ways,' CEO Tom Rutledge says in reference to its Wi-Fi network and use of CBRS spectrum.
Apple's App Store breaches EU competition law, says EU antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager. But will it just start charging for downloads instead?
Counterpoint reported that the percentage of 5G phones in quarterly sales among Americans rose from 0% in the second quarter of 2019 to 57% in the fourth quarter of last year.
Charter's average non-video customers used about 700 gigabytes per month in the first part of Q1 2020, CEO says.
Chinese police have just broken up a ring that involved retailers, MVNOs, telco employees and more than 300 criminal gangs.
Chinese operators report growth, but they're also struggling to contain the costs of their emerging digital revenue streams.
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The components maker worst affected by US sanctions against Huawei is proving how important its technology is to other big players.
Belgian operator is not yet out of the woods as revenue and core earnings fall in the first three months of 2021.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Swisscom gets into digital signage; gamers take to smartphones during lockdown; Boris is ready to take your call.
With the nexus of 5G, cloud and edge, the foundation is being laid to enable a wide range of innovative services. But getting these launched quickly and managed effectively requires service providers to evolve how they approach service automation and orchestration.
'We intend to explore global joint ventures or partnerships to effectively leverage these inherent opportunities,' said American Tower's CEO.
Dish's total pay-TV base shrunk to 11.06 million in the period as satellite TV losses improved but losses at Sling TV returned.
'Flight attendants will soon have up to the minute digital catering inventory and be able to quickly locate items without opening a single door, using the camera on iPhone 12 and augmented reality,' Delta said.
Dish Network plans to run its 5G network in Amazon's public cloud, but the details surrounding the companies' partnership remain somewhat fuzzy.
The UK telecom incumbent confirms it is in talks about selling a stake in its big-spending sports division.
Xfinity Mobile reaches break-even for the first time as service pulls in a record 278,000 mobile lines in Q1 2021. Company hopes to keep mobile in the black despite the recent launch of aggressive unlimited pricing plans.
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Led by a gain of 461,000 total broadband subscribers, Comcast added a first quarter record 380,000 total customer relationships in Q1 2021.
Omdia reports 28.1% year-on-year increase in smartphone shipments in Q1, but Huawei's market share tanks to 4%.
Emerging-markets operator upgrades its outlook for full year 2021 after a more positive start compared to last year.
China's National Intellectual Property Administration has calculated that of 38,000 6G-related patent applications, more than 13,000 are from China.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Swisscom's Q1; Tele2 execs in departure lounge; Ericsson gets its kicks with Radio 6626.
Facebook's Q1 revenue soared 22% to $21.47 billion, 98.7% of it from advertisements, but the social media giant hopes AR will help eventually build some non-ad revenue, too.
The Finnish equipment maker's revival under Pekka Lundmark is underway, as the company reports its strongest quarter since 2015.
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The troubles at Huawei are poised to become 'one of the largest growth drivers for our mobile business,' Qualcomm CEO Cristiano Amon said during the company's quarterly call.
Company says it's on track to pass another 500,000 homes with FTTP this year in its Optimum footprint covering parts of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.
'We are ready to launch 5G in many countries,' said company CEO Daniel Hajj after America Movil said it added 6 million new wireless subscribers during its most recent quarter.
Organization will seek participation from outside the traditional industry as operators continue pursuit of a blended network that will support HFC, PON and wireless.
It should cost up to $76,000 to rent a helicopter to lift a 5G radio on top of a cell tower. (That's the price for up to 3,200 pounds of equipment and the 6-hour day rate plus the hourly rate.)
ZTE has long been dwarfed by Huawei, but it is easily beating its local rival on sales growth this year.
Frontier execs also set to provide more detail this week on the vision for the company as it embarks on a modernization plan centered on FTTP upgrades of its sizable copper plant.
Telecom Italia wants European governments to fund local open RAN players while it plumps for American and Taiwanese ones.
By analyzing interconnection data for two large ISPs in the US, Professor Nick Feamster and his colleagues identified a 30-60% increase in peak traffic rates in Q1 of 2020.
Software giant on a roll as cloud and PC revenue stay on upward curve.
The Chinese equipment maker's days of sales growth seem finally to have come to an end as US sanctions take effect.
Eutelsat to gain a 24% stake in the LEO satellite operator as 36 more satellites are sent into orbit.
Google rides lockdown to huge revenues of $55.3 billion. But faces challenges in Washington, London and Brussels for how it's used its market dominance.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia goes underground; Openreach predicts full-fiber jobs bonanza; Borje Ekholm turns the volume up to 11.
The UK telecom incumbent had nearly 6 million 4G customers two years after that service was launched but its 5G follow-up has fallen short.
Corning CEO said that 5G network densification will be 'driving a lot more glass into the wireless network.'
Companies ranging from XCOM-Labs to DeepSig to Airspan Networks cheered open RAN opportunities during a virtual event hosted by the Open RAN Policy Coalition.
UScellular blamed 'unforeseen delays relating to equipment vendor software updates' in an FCC request that seeks more time to conduct C-band testing.
EQT Infrastructure will retain ownership of Segra's fiber-to-the-premises residential and SMB unit serving parts of Virginia and North Carolina.
BCE matched Rogers' offer, but was unwilling to tweak proposal to address regulatory issues raised by Shaw.
The FCC said it will allow SpaceX's Starlink to make changes to its low Earth orbit satellite constellation. The development could make it harder for 5G to expand into the 12GHz band.
Small satellites got a bit bigger as an industry, as Max Polyakov buys South African sat makers Dragonfly to pair with his rocket builders Firefly.
Eight German media and advertising associations take action as Apple's App Tracking Transparency plan comes into effect.
The Shenzhen government is tipping the scale for Huawei and ZTE with a 5 billion yuan research fund, and 10 billion in private investment.
Federal government makes more municipalities eligible for 'digital infrastructure' fund.
O2 emerges as the clear winner after trading spectrum with Vodafone, but the UK incumbent could struggle to make a similar deal.
SpaceX will need to share details with India's Department of Telecommunications (DoT) to get approval to provide services.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Com Hem brand disappears into Tele2; Ericsson sets up private network for Airbus; Telia uses data center heat to warm up homes in Helsinki.
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Rumored deal, which could have Cox tie the unit into its own business services division, reportedly could be valued at more than $3 billion.
LTD Broadband won $1.3 billion in the FCC's Rural Digital Opportunity Fund auction. Now, the company is working to convince regulators it will meet its buildout obligations.
Analysts at Cowen say interest in an active/shared RAN solution between tower operators and carriers is on the rise. 'This is exactly in line with the way we're thinking,' says Dish Network's Marc Rouanne.
The world's most valuable company also says it will recruit another 20,000 employees in the next five years.
The Carmel Group predicted fixed wireless Internet providers will generate around $10.9 billion in revenues from their customers by the end of 2025.
Roku is balking at proposed terms from Google that, Roku claims, are 'anti-competitive and discriminatory.'
Another deal has emerged from the 2014 telematics partnership between Telefonica and Geotab.
Britain's OneWeb launches 36 more satellites, aiming to switch on a northern-latitudes satellite broadband system by year's end.
New estimates indicate up to $44 billion could be spent on fiber networks in the US over the next five years. But will there be enough technicians and components for all that spending?
A recent Analysys Mason edge computing survey of global operators found that 87% said that edge computing was a top strategic priority.
Japan's NTT Advanced Technologies and Telecommunications Consultants of India Limited have formed a two-year alliance to work on new technologies.
Michael Trabbia, the French operator's CTO, insists his open RAN shift is not an attack on Ericsson and Nokia.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UK iPhone users could be in line for privacy payout; Europe addresses chip crunch; Telefonica's transcendental new logo.
Crown Castle has faced criticism over its strategies around macro cell towers, fiber and small cells. But the company's latest results provide some validation.
Snapchat's daily users soar to 280 million, as the messaging app hoovers up Android users in India. But Snap still loses $287 million in the first quarter.
Telstra was the biggest buyer, spending A$276.6 million to acquire the maximum of 1000MHz, covering major cities and key regional areas.
51-year-old He Xuemei found guilty of illegally fundraising a mind-boggling $385 million.
The FCC is preparing to auction the 3.45GHz-3.55GHz spectrum band for 5G. But operators are worried that the US military might hang on to more of that spectrum than it initially indicated.
The chipmaking giant's latest numbers reveal a big sales drop at its second-largest division.
New CommScope data provides a fresh view into the traffic demands driven by the pandemic, particularly in the upstream. But the pandemic will also alter the way cable ops plan to stay ahead of the capacity curve.
CEO Jason Cohen examines drivers behind the cord-cutting trend, and shares why many viewers are still holding out with traditional pay-TV services.
Also in today's EMEA regional rollout: Ericsson, ATU tackle spectrum issues in Africa; UK's mobile minnows put big fish to shame; Proximus' 5G innovation platform is up and running.
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Sweden-based group said it returned to EBITDA growth in Q1 2021, but the pandemic remains an ongoing threat.
The company building America's fourth mobile network does not appear to share policymakers' concerns about the dominance of the public clouds.
President Biden wants to spend up to $100 billion to cross the digital divide. Some members of his opposition are proposing an alternative that's not too far off.
Tareq Amin, group chief technology officer at Rakuten Mobile, discusses his company's open RAN deployments and the evolution of a new kind of mobile network.
Rising operating costs have been chipping away at the Chinese operator's profits, its latest report shows.
AT&T added 595,000 postpaid phone customers during the first quarter, far ahead of Verizon. However, AT&T's promotional efforts in the industry 'can only go so long,' according to analysts.
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Meanwhile, AT&T tacked on another 235,000 fiber broadband customers, extending that total to 5.18 million.
Powered by a new Full Duplex DOCSIS chipset from Broadcom, the successful lab trial puts Comcast, and possibly other cable operators, on the road to DOCSIS 4.0 and '10G.'
'Baltic Sea challenger' navigates choppy pandemic waters with continued cost cutting.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson wins Slovakian 5G deal; ADVA has 'best ever' Q1; Proximus turns to Velocix for content delivery.
According to open RAN proponents, the technology can improve everything from cybersecurity to the digital divide – as long as lawmakers cough up a little funding.
The new Congress gets stuck into tech giants, with Senator Amy Klobuchar launching hearings about anti-competitive practices by Apple and Google.
Japan's newest operator can expect a surge of interest in its service after adding the country's most popular mobile gadget to its catalog.
France-based telco is able to report modest group revenue growth in Q1 2021, but the pandemic continues to make its mark.
Rogers will apply credits to customer bills after tracing the problem to a software issue that impacted a piece of equipment central to the wireless network, which led to intermittent congestion and service outages.
Verizon said it can remain competitive even if its rivals ratchet up their game. But some analysts aren't so sure: 'Verizon's network will still be 'very good.' But will that be 'good enough?'
Dish Network's Marc Rouanne said the public cloud run by Amazon Web Services will be 'the foundation of our [network] architecture.'
Other fresh fare will also be part of future originals programming as the streaming giant continues to shore up the strategy of The Roku Channel.
The world's biggest operator says cuts may be needed to cope with soaring electricity fees and other charges.
The UK government will intervene in Nvidia's $40B purchase of UK chipmaker Arm. SoftBank may find itself considering an IPO instead.
Aided by Verizon's broadband-led 'Mix & Match' plans, Fios revenues climbed in Q1 2021 as the company added 98,000 Fios Internet subs against a loss of 82,000 Fios TV customers.
Hong Kong's HKBN says it has weathered the pandemic storm, posting a 12% rise in first-half earnings and achieving advances in its transition to a broad ICT provider.
Anand Shah, Verizon's director of technology strategy and architecture, joins the podcast to talk all about private networks.
The Swedish equipment vendor delivers another strong set of results for its first quarter as geopolitics continues to affect its business.
Reports say the messaging platform rejected the software giant's $12 billion bid and plans to go it alone.
It's been reported the EU hopes to collaborate with India on 5G rollout and security standards, as part of discussions at the India-EU summit on May 8.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Etisalat and Nokia launch 5G services in UAE; A1 Bulgaria wins main 5G spectrum license; TalkTalk piggybacks on Openreach network in Ipswich.
Amazon has made the first rocket alliance for its own satellite broadband effort to chase Starlink and OneWeb, but big questions remain.
Strategy Analytics reports 24% year-on-year surge in smartphone shipments, and Huawei gets pushed out of top-five vendors by market share.
The leaders of the US and Japan have agreed on a $4.5 billion 5G and 6G collaboration, but details of the plan are vague.
Verizon said it will purchase 5G equipment from Samsung and Ericsson for its C-band 5G buildout. Nokia, a longtime Verizon vendor, was not named in the announcement.
The question of who should pay the AGR dues of bankrupt service providers has resurfaced thanks to a ruling by India's National Company Law Appellate Tribunal.
The test and integration lab at its Newbury headquarters will be a catalyst for the new-look technology, the UK operator hopes.
The addition of 4 million subs was below guidance of 6 million – and down from a whopping 16 million net sub adds a year earlier – as Netflix dealt with a big 'pull through' from 2020 paired with a slowdown of fresh content.
Apple's new streaming box, starting at $179, is still a pricey gadget when compared to many other 4K-capable devices. But support for Dolby Vision and high-frame rate HDR make it a target for higher-end home theaters.
MediaTek recently passed Qualcomm as the world's biggest smartphone chipset supplier. And the company doesn't see the global chipset shortage affecting the smartphone industry anytime soon.
Dish-owned OTT-TV service is pitching first month of Sling TV for $10 along with a premium DVR service that provides 200 hours of storage.
Verizon is offering a free streaming TV device and a free Samsung Chromebook, as well as up to $500 in early termination fees, in order to sell its 5G Home service.
The British government is pushing through an 'open' agenda that will restrict operators' freedom of choice.
German operator said to be the first telco to join the mobile-first Celo Alliance for Prosperity and buys native token CELO.
Vendor says it has already scored purchase agreements as the new IoT gateway places Adtran into a new market, and in position to help service providers build overlay networks for enterprise IoT apps.
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Dish is fretting over T-Mobile's CDMA shutdown plans. But some financial analysts believe the whole issue is just 'an attempt to reduce Dish's burden to provide GSM-compatible devices.'
A massive service outage arrives as Rogers Communications and fellow Canadian service provider Shaw Communications pursue a merger that touts mobile and 5G as a major driver.
President Biden has hinted that the federal government might step in to 'reduce Internet prices for all Americans.' But some analysts aren't expecting that kind of heavy-handed regulation.
'We wouldn't call Frontier a diamond in the rough. Instead, it's more of a semi-precious stone in the rough,' analysts say in a report that sizes up Frontier's fiber-focused, post-bankruptcy future.
China's second-biggest network equipment maker is allowed to buy US technology and supply that to Chinese mobile operators, raising awkward questions for America's new president.
In this article, Mike Murphy CTO, Nokia North America, outlines key areas that need to be developed to enable true Open RAN deployments at scale.
The operator could lose some share in Fios territories on the east coast, but its underpenetrated, less competitive (and underappreciated) rural markets have 'unusually high potential,' new study finds.
Korean operator takes steps to improve indoor 5G connectivity following complaints over patchy coverage.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia combines with Edzcom on private 5G network; Lycamobile has a new boss; Ericsson bags design prize.
Amid noisy international 6G saber-rattling from Chinese, European and North American groups, the NGMN is warning that 'fragmentation is not forward looking or sustainable.'
By reimagining metro networks, operators can start overcoming their most pressing business and technical challenges and reinvent their role in the digital ecosystem.
Partnering with a tier 1 service provider is a new move for Cato, which historically competed with telcos on the SD-WAN front and dubbed itself the 'un-carrier' of managed SD-WAN services.
CableLabs is spearheading two initiatives - a group made of up execs from service providers and an advisory council comprised of vendors - focused on driving collaboration and scale around network and service convergence.
Australian telco Telstra has been making a play for HKT's international unit PCCW Global.
Verizon is now applying discounts to phones with cracked screens. That's just one indication among several of how the US wireless landscape could soon get a lot more competitive.
Big Tech faced a hot summer of $3.7B royalty fines in Texas courts, but now one judge says 'hang on there, cowboy' and vacates a $0.5B ruling.
Move comes as three MNOs are set to face more competition from MVNOs in the area of 5G data plans.
Dell bought cloud virtualization star VMware in 2016, and it's booming. But the company is spinning it off to write down a $49 billion debt.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Romania bans Huawei; VEON co-CEO steps down; Nokia claims mmWave breakthrough; hologram pizzas.
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The big three US carriers continue to tout new networks, but they remain relatively indifferent about helping customers connect without traditional telco frustrations.
A government-appointed taskforce wants to interfere in the decisions that operators make about their suppliers, according to a report.
Extending a theme that has taken hold at the Canadian company in recent quarters, Shaw's cable pay-TV and broadband business continued to shed subscribers in fiscal Q2 as its mobile business gained more ground.
Wi-Fi 6E will eventually reach the masses, but cable operators will likely use the technology early on targeted, app-driven situations for wireless set-tops, cloud gaming services and in Wi-Fi-constrained MDU environments.
Verizon's new hyper-sensitive location service relies on several dozen Real Time Kinematics (RTK) reference stations the operator has constructed across the US.
SK Telecom is to spin off its non-core businesses to maximize the value of its chip and digital services investments.
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The acceleration program has so far helped nurture 800 startups of which 250 have worked directly with the Spanish telco.
The Taiwanese foundry is struggling to keep up with demand for chips, partly because there are so few alternatives for its customers.
Vendor Ubiquiti reportedly suffered a 'catastrophic' security breach. 'Their security aligns with the overall nature of their equipment, relatively cheap and flimsy,' said a former Ubiquiti customer.
India's second-largest service provider by subscribers, Bharti Airtel, has announced a new organizational structure to focus on the digital business.
Subs can reduce the price on Xfinity Mobile unlimited plans as they add lines, down to as low as $30/month in four-line packages. Comcast's previous, more static unlimited plan fetched $45 per month per line.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Cosmote to shut down 3G services; MTS switches on 5G in Moscow with Huawei; Liberty Global trials Teleste's DAA in UK.
Meituan, ByteDance, and JD.com promise to behave, as China's market watchdog, fresh from fining Alibaba $2.8 billion, now calls in 34 other tech giants.
New testing shows T-Mobile provided the best 5G availability in a number of US cities, while AT&T provided superior 5G download speeds and reliability.
Providing a clear picture of network and application performance and the ability to make real-time changes is particularly useful to SMBs that often face budget constraints and have less in-house IT and cybersecurity staff than larger enterprises.
5G players ranging from American Tower to T-Mobile are investing in edge computing sites. However, a new report 'informed by the speed of light' raises questions about the parameters of the opportunity.
Proposed bill that earmarks $100 billion for rural broadband could help merger clear the DoJ, but it would also eliminate a 'critical backstop' for the satellite TV industry, MoffettNathanson's Craig Moffett says.
Italy's new government diverts an extra $3 billion from the EU COVID-19 recovery fund to ultrafast infrastructure.
All of the big US network operators are working to get customers to subscribe to their expensive service plans, but the details of their 5G pricing strategies highlight their divergent network positions.
If there's one thing we've learned from Huawei's annual analyst event this week it is that it's definitely not building its own car - right?
With a mission to become a 'one-stop shop' for streaming media and plans to tie in a bigger mix of major streaming services, new chairman views Plex as 'the cable company of the future.'
The DoT says global vendors including Ericsson and Nokia have applied via the Production Linked Incentive Scheme to expand their manufacturing base in India.
Letter calls for EU Parliament to stand up for user privacy rights in reform of ePrivacy directive, and not defend the interests of tech giants.
Competition authorities have few worries about the UK tie-up, but customers and employees may feel differently.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vector Photonics bag equity funding; German data protection regulator clamps down on Facebook; Spotify suffers branding car-crash moment.
The Chinese equipment giant questions the need for 6G and even 5G technology as protectionism looms and US sanctions force a strategic shift.
Satellites to date have been viewed as a last-resort option for 5G backhaul. But players ranging from OneWeb to AST SpaceMobile to Inmarsat are hoping to provide far more than that.
Agreement with Scopia Capital Management leads to some wild speculation about what it all means, but it appears that the motivations behind it are much more straightforward.
The biggest wireless network operators in the US announced in 2019 that they would jointly launch RCS messaging services sometime in 2020. But it was not to be.
The evolution to 5.5G will require on-demand frequency allocation and much greater network intelligence, Huawei says.
German operator teams with Ericsson, Nokia, Oppo and Qualcomm to cast 5G adrift from LTE.
MachineQ says rollouts of LoRaWAN gateways and traffic loads are on the rise amid a deployment streamlining effort, investments in sales and marketing and a stronger link to Comcast Business.
UK battery manufacturer looks to 5G VR digital twin solution to boost productivity.
Triangle Telephone Cooperative (TTC) is based in Central Montana and counts around 17,000 subscribers. It's considering ripping out Huawei's core and replacing it with open RAN equipment.
The companies promise a 64T64R radio unit competitive with the best from traditional players by late 2021.
Roku is rolling out a new entry-level, $39.99 4K player, a premium voice remote and new soundbar/streaming combo, along with a mix of new features in updated OS for streaming players and Roku TVs.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson drives private network for automotive testbed; Openreach invests GB pound 100 million in Northern Ireland; Three UK hires new CTO.
AXON Networks says it delivers an AI-driven, analytics-based orchestration platform, the AXON AnyNet Orchestrator, in addition to high-speed routers utilizing the latest Wi-Fi technologies.
Verizon inked cell tower deals with Crown Castle and SBA Communications, but some analysts believe Verizon will need to add more towers to its network to meet its coverage goals.
Dish Network has said T-Mobile's CDMA shutdown plans raise 'significant competition and public interest concerns.' But T-Mobile issued a blistering retort to Dish: 'Go do your job.'
Two projects originally created by Comcast engineers - Kuberhealthy and Trickster - are the first from the operator to be accepted as 'Sandbox' projects by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF).
Microsoft sees cloud services boost its net income by a yearly 33%, up to $15.5 billion, as the Redmond tech giant now cocks an eye at telcos.
Big telecom has driven the industry, with light-touch regulation - not just in the US but across the OECD and much of the developing world. Until now.
A number of tech companies, including those in the telecom industry, are scheduled to meet with the Biden administration Monday to discuss the effects of the global chipset shortage.
Product integrations alongside a broader refresh would be an obvious catch-up move against the likes of Amazon, Google and even Roku.
Elon Musk's brain-machine interface tech firm shows a macaque monkey playing 'mind-pong' with the aid of an implanted wireless chip.
The Chinese equipment giant hopes investment in software will make it less reliant on state-of-the-art chips.
Orange Poland teams with Dutch pension fund APG to create 50:50 venture with aim of driving fiber network rollout.
The story is not done playing out, but the road leading to CommScope's decision to spin out its Home Networks division has taken many twists and turns, crossing the paths of Digeo, Motorola and Google along the way.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Fastweb taps Amdocs for network inventory upgrade; MTN seeks $5 billion valuation of mobile money unit ahead of stake sale; A1 Telekom Austria brings your package inside.
The 5G equipment giant seems to be one of the only telecom companies in China that is not crazy about open RAN.
Fresh off its deal with Lockheed Martin, Omnispace appears to be busy. The company has hinted at potential discussions with players ranging from Dish Network to Verizon to the US Space Force.
The White House has requested $39 million in 2022 for the NTIA to research 'innovative approaches to spectrum sharing.' That could pave the way for IIC technology to go live for 5G.
Following warnings from the likes of T-Mobile, Gogo and Infinera, Verizon said that it does not expect the global chip shortage to affect its C-band buildout plans.
NCTC, which represents dozens of operators that use MobiTV, has asked members to put up at least $1 million toward potential MobiTV buyers.
New president signals that he, too, plans to take a tough line over technologies regarded as a potential threat.
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The Internet of Things (IoT) seems to be the flavor of the month as far as Indian service providers' enterprise offerings are concerned.
Beijing's 14th five-year plan calls for building on China's 5G advantage to maintain its status as the world's factory floor, but it's less ambitious than previous plans.
Companies put their patent‑infringement battles behind them, but only after Lenovo agrees to make a net balancing payment to Nokia.
Some of the companies that won money in the FCC's RDOF program are facing a growing, noisy chorus of critics that argue they won't be able to meet their obligations.
After spending around $500 million on CBRS spectrum licenses, Charter is now asking the FCC for permission to conduct drive tests of transmissions in the band in around a dozen cities.
Discovery's new premium streaming service has launched on Flex, and will be rolled out to Comcast's X1 pay-TV platform in the coming weeks.
Dish Network is now promising 'a cloud-native solution that integrates network security from the foundation up.' Nokia, Allot and Palo Alto Networks are providing the details.
The past year has taught us many lessons. Among them is the critical role of the cable network in our homes and our daily lives.
Board would consider other options if they created value that extends beyond the current plan to spin off a Home Business unit that will be led by cable and telecom industry veteran Joe Chow.
When private 5G meets factories it brings cybercriminals to the yard. Fujitsu partners up with Trend Micro to eyeball if they can cook up a solution.
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In a first-of-its-kind deal in India, Reliance Jio will buy 800MHz spectrum from arch-rival Bharti Airtel.
For B2B success, CSPs should be open to more collaboration and double down on building an agile network infrastructure that scales, according to CSG.
Company expects to complete the spin-off of a unit that makes set-tops and other consumer premises equipment by the end of Q1 2022. It represents one move of several aimed at cutting operating costs.
Axiata and Telenor are close to agreeing a merger of their Malaysian operations, the two companies have announced.
Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners is said to have teamed up with EQT on a possible takeover bid valuing the Dutch telco at over $15bn.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telenor considers Malaysia merger; Nokia expands Wavence microwave range; EE makes progress on 5G rollout.
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But the form of such a transaction remains hazy, as it could involve an outright sale or the formation of a joint venture designed to improve product margins and get the CPE business off of CommScope's books.
T-Mobile plans to sell 100Mbit/s connections to up to 30 million US households for $60 per month. However, there remain a number of questions surrounding the effort.
The satellite broadband service, still in beta, has seen median speeds fluctuate in recent months even as users report a rise in burst speeds, according to new Ookla Speedtest data.
T-Mobile is now offering a free 5G phone alongside promises of cheaper 5G services than the competition. The operator's announcement may represent the final piece of its 5G puzzle.
Open RAN comes to Afghanistan, as Etisalat partners with Parallel Wireless - and operators eye the developing world as prime networks to open up.
Philippines' newest operator, Dito Telecom, has stumbled at the first hurdle in its mission to break the local duopoly.
Bharti Enterprises and Dixon Technologies have agreed to form a joint venture to produce telecom and networking products.
After making a similar complaint against Apple, the noyb pressure group has now launched action against the Android Advertising Identifier.
Yousef Khalidi discusses the economic benefits operators can experience by partnering with a cloud provider.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Lutz Schuler named as boss of post-merger Virgin Media/O2 entity; Ericsson does 5G in Malta; UK sets up new regulatory unit to tame tech titans.
Improving the customer experience while achieving the full promise of Wi-Fi 6.
Our short, informal survey revealed that nearly one in every five people who went to MWC Barcelona in 2019 are still not sure about whether they'll attend #MWC21.
The FCC plans to auction off 100MHz of prime midband spectrum between 3.45GHz and 3.55GHz in October. It could be just the event that Dish Network's Charlie Ergen has been waiting for.
If multiple qualified bids are received, May 12 has been set for an auction, according to revised bid procedures that tie into MobiTV's voluntary Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding.
Shentel is cutting roughly 340 employees from its payroll as it moves ahead with the sale of its wireless business to T-Mobile.
The Motorola MG8725 gateway is also the first in an anticipated lineup of Minim products to be outfitted with Wi-Fi 6 technology.
LG's departure is a loss of sorely-needed device innovation - it may not be a big deal for the handset business, but it is something of a blow to operators.
US Supreme Court ruled that the use of Oracle software code to build the Android operating system did not violate federal copyright law.
WOW's new policy, which includes a $30 unlimited option for 1-Gig customers, arrives amid a 'broadband-first' posture and a steering of high-speed Internet customers to OTT-TV options such as YouTube TV and Philo.
Prosimo's AXI service addresses several challenges enterprises face in cloud application delivery, including managing operating costs, meeting application SLAs and 'fragmented security.'
Like we did last August, Light Reading will stage our Cable Next-Gen Technologies & Strategies conference as a free digital event over two half days in late April.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia puts charging system on AWS cloud; fiber discussions in the UK; A1 cracks cloud gaming with Blacknut.
Federal and provincial governments plan to spend C$826.3 million to extend broadband to nearly 150,000 unserved Quebec households by September 2022.
Who will benefit from Biden's broadband plan? Should broadband be considered a utility? And what even is broadband? The answers to these questions could have major implications.
But SpaceX's satellite broadband service is poised to be a 'game-changer' for rural US coverage and in position to pursue a much larger global market, according to MoffettNathanson's Craig Moffett.
Fully half of LG's phone business was based in the US. As the company walks away from its 10% share in the US market, analysts expect Samsung, Motorola and TCL to capture that business.
Discover how new innovations can fundamentally change the economics of the Internet and help close the digital divide.
The global chip war is framed usually as a rivalry between the US and China, but in reality the two superpowers are not even in the race.
SPONSORED: The new routed optical network is not your father's IP over DWDM, writes Heavy Reading's Sterling Perrin.
Alan Breznick and Tien Fu trade their absolutely worst puns about cable as Light Reading gears up for our 14th edition of Cable Next-Gen Technologies & Strategies later this month.
The service provider is launching the new teleworker SD-WAN service to address a growing hybrid workforce that is accessing business applications both on-premises and in the home.
Upstream traffic surged 63% in 2020 during a pandemic-marked year that forced people to work and study from home and altered the period of the day that saw peak network usage.
Dish claims it's 'simply not possible' to accelerate the migration of Boost Mobile subs in time for the January 2022 3G CDMA shutdown. T-Mobile counters that its plan fits inside the parameters of its deal with Dish.
Heavy Reading analyst Gabriel Brown offers up a preview of the upcoming two-day Open RAN World Digital Conference.
Startup plans to pair the new ATSC 3.0 signaling standard with spectrum from hundreds of low-power TV station partners to underpin a national IP multicast network and edge caching system.
KPN sues Ericsson for patent-infringement in a district court in Texas, only weeks after the Swedish supplier did the same to Samsung.
This week, Gary Bolton, CEO, Fiber Broadband Association, joins the show to discuss why the US needs to put fiber first, why satellite broadband could be a 'disaster' for communities and more.
In the first two months of 2021, combined sales of mobile and fixed-line data services contracted by 1.2%, official figures show.
Operators want authorities to block SpaceX's launch of commercial services during a testing phase, saying it has not obtained licenses.
The big cloud companies won't be at #MWC2021, but a cloud evangelist will. What about you? Take our survey and let us know.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Swiss cheesemakers kick up a 6G stink; BT extends Enjoy partnership; Deutsche Telekom tweaks climate-change targets.
Telecom Italia completes FiberCop agreements with two shareholders, but many obstacles remain on route to create the ultimate 'AccessCo.'
Even after coronavirus, Deliveroo's IPO flops, wiping GB pound 2 billion from a GB pound 7.6 billion opening market cap. How much will the indigestion affect tech IPOs?
The Department of Telecommunications may add more bands to the planned auction, according to media reports, following telcos' demands for more 5G spectrum.
US technology giants backs out citing safety concerns, and Google also confirms its withdrawal from this year's event.
Chinese smartphone maker unveils ambitious plans for a 'Xiaomi electric vehicle.'
Indonesian operator of offload third and final tranche of towers to Digital Colony unit Edgepoint.
Ericsson launches an open lab to work on virtualized 5G RAN, part of its campaign to head off virtualization and cloud RAN moves by Samsung and Nokia.