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Aryaka and Alibaba Cloud amp up SD-WAN in APAC
News Analysis | 6/30/2020

Alibaba's customers approached Aryaka about the need for a partnership between the companies to expand SD-WAN availability and access to public clouds in the APAC region.

Rural carriers 'stunned' by the FCC's ban on Huawei, ZTE
News Analysis | 6/30/2020

Rural wireless network operators represented by the Rural Wireless Association are taking issue with an FCC move against purchases of Huawei and ZTE equipment.

Podcast: US Ignite's Mari Silbey on hybrid networks and new broadband business models
The Philter | 6/30/2020

US Ignite's Mari Silbey joins Light Reading's Kelsey Ziser and Phil Harvey for a discussion about what changes are ahead in how cities and companies can provide broadband to residents in underserved areas.

YouTube TV hikes price by $15 per month
News Analysis | 6/30/2020

Illustrating again that OTT-TV service providers aren't immune to rising content prices, YouTube TV has jacked the rate of its baseline package by 30% - from $49.99 to $64.99 per month - as it adds fare from ViacomCBS.

Rakuten plots global 5G landgrab as Japanese tech strikes back
News Analysis | 6/30/2020

The Japanese e-commerce company's real goal is not to become another mobile operator in Japan but to lead a global revolution.

Dish's 5G radios to come from Japan's Fujitsu
News Analysis | 6/30/2020

Dish said it will use 5G radios from Japan's Fujitsu. That's noteworthy considering radios account for a large percentage of the cost of a 5G network, and Dish had indicated its preference for US suppliers.

Light Reading virtualizing Cable Next-Gen event
Alantown | 6/30/2020

Instead of staging our usual in-person conference in Denver, we will now conduct a free, digital event over two full days in late August.

Synacor and Qumu call off the marriage
News Analysis | 6/30/2020

Before scuttling the merger, the companies foresaw an opportunity to take a bigger run at the enterprise services market.

Verizon: The fastest 5G in the world – report
News Analysis | 6/30/2020

Thanks to its mmWave network, Verizon offers average 5G download speeds of roughly 500 Mbit/s, which Opensignal calculates is the fastest in the world.

Missouri farm makes hay with edge computing, private LTE
News Analysis | 6/30/2020

Trilogy Networks and its new Rural Cloud Initiative (RCI) is aiming to bring technologies like private wireless LTE networks and edge computing to rural parts of the US.

Asia cloud slowdown 'not a positive' for economic recovery
News Analysis | 6/30/2020

A new report from the ACCA shows cloud adoption across Asia is slowing down, but the reason for the slump is unclear.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Core network, Huawei and Facebook boycott
LRTV Documentaries | 6/30/2020

It's all getting a bit heated on this week's pod as the usual crew sweats the big stuff.

Bharti said to be key player in UK's OneWeb bid
News Analysis | 6/30/2020

The Indian operator is reportedly one of several investors in a UK government-backed consortium that aims to secure control over the low-Earth orbit satellite system.

Eurobites: Dutch 5G auction cranks into gear
News Analysis | 6/30/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson comes up for AIR; Nokia boosts backhaul for Djezzy in Algeria; Telia goes 5G roaming.

BICS pens IoT deal with Avnet Silica
News Analysis | 6/30/2020

Industry middleman combines 'largest cellular connectivity' with IoT 'hardware expertise.'

Europe's dependence on Huawei laid bare in new study
News Analysis | 6/30/2020

A report by Strand Consult shows that some of Europe's largest operators and national incumbents have become heavily reliant on the Chinese vendor.

Microsoft locks down more IoT security with latest acquisition
News Analysis | 6/29/2020

The software giant is focusing on smart manufacturing.

US wireless carrier capex projected to grow 11% in 2021 to $35B
News Analysis | 6/29/2020

Increased spending on 5G by T-Mobile, Dish Network and others could create more opportunities for cell tower companies and wireless network equipment vendors.

Comcast beefs up network capacity, uses AI to keep data demands in check
News Analysis | 6/29/2020

As usage spiked during the early parts of the pandemic, Comcast has accelerated the pace of capacity upgrades and sped up the use of an AI system called 'Octave' to boost the efficiency of its access networks.

Vodafone silent on Huawei as it values 5G at £158B to UK economy
Morris Lore | 6/29/2020

Greater support from government authorities will be needed if the UK is to realize the full benefits of 5G, says a new report from the UK operator.

IoT security prioritization creeps to the forefront
News Analysis | 6/29/2020

Comcast, Google, Amazon and T-Mobile are among the big names behind the Internet of Secure Things Alliance. But will driving a global standard of IoT security be enough to thwart the threat?

Eurobites: UK government faces fresh lawmakers' mutiny over Huawei
News Analysis | 6/29/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson's aboard the 5G train; Lebara chooses Openet for charging; BT fast-tracks ethnic minority employees.

Ericsson trumpets mobile core network win from Liberty Latin America
News Analysis | 6/29/2020

Sweden-based vendor says the three-year deal will focus on implementing virtualized and cloud-based mobile core network solutions to prepare the operator for new technologies.

India to test telecom gear as tension rises with China
News Analysis | 6/29/2020

Indian authorities will require some equipment to undergo mandatory tests starting in October in a move that could hold up network deployment.

Nokia lands $450M 5G contract with Taiwan Mobile
News Analysis | 6/29/2020

Finnish vendor lands a significant 5G contract with an existing customer.

Clearing up my view of the telco cloud
The Wizard of Roz | 6/26/2020

A former cloud insider returns, with an outside-in, peek-behind-the-curtain look at the telco industry's road to becoming more cloud native.

5G protest movement keeps marching on
Morris Lore | 6/26/2020

The campaign against the new mobile technology flared up in Ireland this week, and it's not just about the coronavirus.

Eurobites: Ericsson tells UK it can fill void left by Huawei ban
News Analysis | 6/26/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom integrates e-SIM onto Qualcomm chipset; Telia takes control of rail signaling in Oslo; Bouygyes Telecom buys Credit Mutuel subsidiary.

WiCipedia: How tech can evolve beyond performative activism
WiCipedia | 6/26/2020

This week in our WiC roundup: How companies can get past performative activism; steps to support women at work; Melinda Gates does it again; and more.

Mavenir flags standalone 5G core trial with Deutsche Telekom
News Analysis | 6/26/2020

Emerging open RAN player reveals collaboration with German operator to validate what it describes as 'web-scale technologies' for the 5G standalone core.

What will Jio do with its recent windfall?
News Analysis | 6/26/2020

The Indian operator has attracted billions of dollars from a range of investments. Debt reduction might not be the only option.

Verizon's 'enhanced' 5G Home lands in Houston
News Analysis | 6/25/2020

The company also touts a repeater technology trial with Pivotal Commware designed to enhance and boost Verizon's millimeter wave 5G signals.

VMware jumps on the SASE train with zero-trust access service
News Analysis | 6/25/2020

VMware is integrating its SD-WAN service and Workspace ONE to provide the zero-trust service, and will deploy the service in over 100 locations.

Consumers culling SVoD services, TiVo study finds
News Analysis | 6/25/2020

Some 21% of pay-TV subs and 11% of broadband-only customers have removed a subscription VoD service within the last six months. Meanwhile, adoption of ad-based streaming services remains strong.

Cable One will boost data plans, but not scrap its cap
News Analysis | 6/25/2020

Cable operator will permanently increase most residential data plans by up to 300 gigabytes starting July 1 and extend other pandemic-related relief measures through the end of 2020.

Singapore ties up 5G loose ends
News Analysis | 6/25/2020

Provisional 5G license winners given all-clear after doing necessary paperwork. (Oh, and Huawei is given a wide berth.)

Huawei to build new £1B UK R&D center after local council gives blessing
News Analysis | 6/25/2020

The go-ahead by authorities in Cambridgeshire will anger US officials and put further pressure on the government as it considers Huawei's future role in the UK.

How NB-IoT bombed: An IoT tale of hubris and no-show
Morris Lore | 6/25/2020

Last year, there were hardly any NB-IoT connections outside China. Just what happened to the technology that was hailed as such a revolutionary thing?

Eurobites: Ericsson offers 'try before you buy' 5G SA kits to enterprises
News Analysis | 6/25/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telecom Italia sells Inwit stakes; Colt goes multicloud; Becks plows dough into esports.

NTT takes $560M stake in NEC to forge 5G, optical alliance
News Analysis | 6/25/2020

The companies said in a statement that they will develop and sell 'ICT products utilizing innovative optical and wireless technologies.'

Vodafone partners with Ford to deploy private 5G network in UK
News Analysis | 6/25/2020

Ford becomes first carmaker to deploy a private mobile network based on 5G in the UK, with the aim of supporting the future production of electric vehicles.

Security a key part of Nokia's new Digital Operations Center for 5G
News Analysis | 6/25/2020

Nokia's new Digital Operations Center supports network slicing for 5G, among other offerings, but also provides a focus on network security.

Technicolor sets restructuring plan, expects 'good year' for Connected Home unit
News Analysis | 6/24/2020

The key supplier of gateways and set-tops plans to obtain euro 420 million in new financing under the restructuring plan as the company continues to grapple with the financial impact of the pandemic.

Light Reading's Leading Lights 2020: The Finalists
News Analysis | 6/24/2020

Light Reading is delighted to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights Awards program, which is now in its 16th year.

Why Amazon is sizing up a 'live' video play for Prime Video
The Bauminator | 6/24/2020

Adding a curated, linear-style streaming component to its video platform will help Amazon promote its broader on-demand fare, according to analysts and industry experts.

Could COVID-19 finally make broadband universal in the US?
DanoVision | 6/24/2020

Microsoft's CEO sees a future of 'remote everything.' As a result, there's a growing consensus among lawmakers that Internet access is no longer a 'nice to have' but a 'need to have.'

Was T-Mobile California dreamin'?
News Analysis | 6/24/2020

Pledge to create 1,000 full-time new jobs in the sunshine state goes out the window.

The labors of Lundmark: Herculean turnaround faces new Nokia boss
Morris Lore | 6/24/2020

Pekka Lundmark will join Nokia as CEO in August, returning to a company he previously worked for 20 years ago. The task ahead of him looks immense.

China 5G numbers soar as prices sink
News Analysis | 6/24/2020

Chinese telcos are slashing prices in a short-term, unsustainable effort to drive up 5G subscribers.

Eurobites: Ericsson nudges 5G rivals aside in Croatia
News Analysis | 6/24/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefonica boss spies the sunlit M&A uplands; Telia turns to Motorola for push-to-talk; Elisa goes streaming with NENT Group.

Verizon begins pushing prepaid as recession dawns
News Analysis | 6/24/2020

Verizon is reducing the cost of its unlimited prepaid option, a move that coincides with a wider emphasis by the company on prepaid amid the beginnings of a recession in the US.

Podcast: What's the story with HBO Max?
LRTV Interviews | 6/24/2020

On this episode of 'What's the Story?' - a new series from the Light Reading Podcast - Jeff Baumgartner talks with pod host Nicole Ferraro about HBO Max: the latest news, why it matters and what's likely to happen next.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Nokia, Huawei and social media censorship
LRTV Documentaries | 6/24/2020

Parental advisory: Includes tub-thumping and eye-rolling.

Dell said to be considering 'options' for VMware stake
News Analysis | 6/24/2020

Report says Dell is looking at options including a spinoff of its $50 billion stake in the enterprise software specialist.

After three years of development, US operators' password app languishes
News Analysis | 6/23/2020

More than six months after launching, the ZenKey 'single sign-on' app from AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon shows just a handful of downloads and no named supporting companies.

Verizon expected to go big in CBRS 3.5GHz auction
News Analysis | 6/23/2020

Verizon is widely anticipated to spend heavily in the upcoming CBRS spectrum auction. But factors including spectrum sharing and power output levels could temper its bidding enthusiasm.

NBCU's Peacock cuts streaming deal with Google
News Analysis | 6/23/2020

Agreement covers entry on Android, Chromecast and Android TV devices ahead of Peacock's national debut on July 15.

What went wrong at Edge Gravity?
News Analysis | 6/23/2020

Edge Gravity, Ericsson's internal startup focused on the development of a global edge computing cloud, is said to have suffered from an 'innovator's dilemma' that hinders large companies from changing their ways.

Optical network automation gets real
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 6/23/2020

The needle is moving firmly toward an automated optical future, writes Heavy Reading's Sterling Perrin.

Big telcos have cut headcount by 9% since 2015
News Analysis | 6/23/2020

Telco staff are reeling as operators announce pandemic-era layoffs after years of cutbacks by many of the world's biggest companies.

SD-WAN market to exceed $4B by 2023 – report
News Analysis | 6/23/2020

While the COVID-19 pandemic slowed SD-WAN market momentum in the first half of 2020, Futuriom forecasts a pickup in the second half of 2020 and into 2021 as more enterprise employees work from home and require secure, remote access services.

ITIF says WTF on Huawei, ZTE
News Analysis | 6/23/2020

US think tank accuses China of artificially beefing up its telecom equipment suppliers and holding back 5G innovation.

China edges forward on 5G private networks
News Analysis | 6/23/2020

Local government and industry experts in China push back against a 5G private network monopoly.

Supreme Court shoots down Comcast's request to review TiVo patent case
News Analysis | 6/23/2020

The US High Court shoots down Comcast petition centering on an earlier Federal Circuit court decision involving two TiVo patents that describe remote DVR recording functionality.

Eurobites: Nokia gets the nod for Ireland's national broadband plan
News Analysis | 6/23/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Irish coronavirus app poised for deployment; Sky Germany looks ahead; InCoax lands US MoCa deal.

SoftBank to offload most of T-Mobile US stake
News Analysis | 6/23/2020

Former Sprint parent company to give Deutsche Telekom the option to buy a further 101 million shares in T-Mobile US by June 2024.

Nokia is first big kit vendor to unveil O-RAN suite
News Analysis | 6/23/2020

Finnish kit vendor says a full set of O-RAN-compliant products will be ready in 2021, putting pressure on Ericsson and other traditional rivals.

COVID-19: What's next for the communications industry
Column | 6/23/2020

CSPs must start planning for what comes next and the role they can play in helping societies and economies recover in the pandemic's aftermath.

Charter asks FCC to drop restrictions on data caps, network peering deals
News Analysis | 6/22/2020

Citing the surge of OTT video and the need to create network efficiencies, Charter asks the FCC to sunset its prohibition on data caps and paid peering deals five years after its Time Warner Cable deal closed.

T-Mobile pulls in Sprint exec to oversee IoT
News Analysis | 6/22/2020

Ivo Rook is now SVP of IoT for T-Mobile, reporting to Dow Draper, T-Mobile's EVP of emerging products. Previously Rook was SVP of IoT and product development for Sprint.

Discovery resets streaming team amid exit of top direct-to-consumer exec
News Analysis | 6/22/2020

Discovery said three execs will expand their roles amid the departure of Peter Faricy, a move that comes as the programmer looks to expand its streaming and direct-to-consumer efforts.

Verizon will likely launch 5G in Baltimore next
News Analysis | 6/22/2020

Startup Aurora Insight, which operates mobile sensors that can geolocate transmitters in a specific area, picked up an unannounced mmWave 5G network from Verizon while scanning in Baltimore.

Nokia, Samsung, Ericsson start salivating over 5G sales for C-band
News Analysis | 6/22/2020

Nokia, Samsung and Ericsson are beginning to preen and posture for operators' attention ahead of a C-band auction poised to generate billions of dollars in equipment sales.

ZTE seeks another $6.8B in state bank credits
News Analysis | 6/22/2020

ZTE is applying for more state bank credits as it attempts to revive its business.

Should India go for Wi-Fi 6 till 5G comes of age?
News Analysis | 6/22/2020

With India's 5G spectrum auction postponed till 2021, the commercial availability of the technology is at least 18-20 months away. Is the unlicensed 6GHz band for Wi-Fi the answer for the retail and enterprise markets?

Nokia confirms plan to slash 1,233 jobs in France
News Analysis | 6/22/2020

Latest cuts in France come after the Finnish firm's annual report shows that 5,000 jobs disappeared across the entire business in 2019.

Eurobites: Deutsche Telekom offers glimpse of 'world's first open IoT network'
News Analysis | 6/22/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UK government states the bleedin' obvious; telco capex in a time of COVID-19; Proximus offer Apple TV 4K.

Telia new broom makes sweeping management changes
News Analysis | 6/22/2020

After barely two months as CEO, Allison Kirkby overhauls the boardroom.

India's Jio wants to test in-house 5G
News Analysis | 6/22/2020

The Indian service provider seems eager to construct 5G networks that are based at least partly on its own technical expertise.

Germany's United Internet goes down Rakuten route with plan to build 5G network based on open RAN
News Analysis | 6/22/2020

Germany's new entrant aims to follow Rakuten's example, and indicates it is in advanced negotiations with three vendors.

CenturyLink and Cisco take aim at the moving target of secure remote access
News Analysis | 6/19/2020

Cisco and CenturyLink are just two among examples of vendors and service providers rethinking their remote access services to address new capacity and security concerns as more employees access private company documents from home.

FCC chairman seeks help to keep the broadband flowing
News Analysis | 6/19/2020

Ajit Pai asks Congress to create legislation that helps consumers and small businesses stay connected as his Keeping Americans Connected Pledge nears its expiration date.

Haystack News moves streaming needle as consumers flock to local news
CxO Spotlight | 6/19/2020

Usage of the hyper-local streaming news service was climbing before the pandemic, but the recent surge of big news events has 'propelled us forward,' CEO Daniel Barreto says.

Höttges prepares to pull T-Mobile's strings in the US
News Analysis | 6/19/2020

Deutsche Telekom is expected to raise its stake in T-Mobile US from 43% to above 50% using a reported $20 billion. But what the company does with that controlling share is noteworthy.

With its shiftiness on jobs, T-Mobile's 'Uncarrier' image is wearing thin
Morris Lore | 6/19/2020

T-Mobile should have fessed up this week and said how many jobs were at risk after its merger with Sprint.

Indonesia 5G: Too many operators, not enough spectrum
News Analysis | 6/19/2020

A combination of too many operators, not enough spectrum and physical challenges have put Indonesia far behind the rest of the region in 5G.

Eurobites: Deutsche Telekom sets out world-domination plan
News Analysis | 6/19/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UK COVID-19 app bites the dust; Amazon creates virtual jobs in South Africa; UKCloud goes carbon-negative.

Telus launches 5G and picks Samsung as third vendor
News Analysis | 6/19/2020

Canadian operator rolls out 'first wave' of 5G and adds the South Korean vendor to its existing 5G lineup of Ericsson and Nokia.

WiCipedia: Facial recognition tech's heyday is over
WiCipedia | 6/19/2020

This week in our WiC roundup: New resources for women of color in tech; facial recognition software gets put on hold; the 'pipeline' excuse is getting old; and more.

The People's Front of Open RAN vs. the Open RAN People's Front
Morris Lore | 6/18/2020

One industry faction thinks radio is the main problem for the open RAN protest movement. Another says it's all about the baseband.

Verizon's Virtual Network Services taps Cisco for new white box
Kelsey's Grammar | 6/18/2020

In lieu of using purpose-built devices such as routers, firewalls and switches, Verizon's enterprise customers can access the VNS portfolio to deploy, manage and orchestrate VNFs from a central location.

T-Mobile network chief on building lots of small cells: It's 'nightmarish'
News Analysis | 6/18/2020

Although small cells can add more capacity to a network, they can be time consuming and expensive to deploy due to the need to obtain construction permits and equipment for the devices.

Charter won't become a full-scale, facilities-based mobile operator
News Analysis | 6/18/2020

'We've not found any economic case that would suggest we need to go down that path,' CFO says.

AT&T's CTO floats post-pandemic use case for 5G, edge computing
News Analysis | 6/18/2020

The combination of computer vision, 5G and edge computing could allow retailers to determine whether employees are wiping down counters in order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

Telia gets out of Turkcell
News Analysis | 6/18/2020

Nordic operator takes $320M hit to exit Turkish nightmare.

NTT's Chaplin on instilling inclusivity in diverse teams
Kelsey's Grammar | 6/18/2020

Marilyn Chaplin tells WiC how to lead diverse and inclusive teams, NTT's initiatives to support women in leadership roles, and the challenges of managing a global - and increasingly mobile - workforce.

US officials reject subsea connection to Hong Kong over security worries
News Analysis | 6/18/2020

Team Telecom - a government committed formed by President Trump in April - recommended against forging a direct Internet connection between the US and Hong Kong.

Subsea cables following Huawei's fate
News Analysis | 6/18/2020

US efforts to ban Chinese subsea links will only boost regional players.

Eurobites: Lights, cameras, action for Telefónica's content joint venture
News Analysis | 6/18/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Sky piggybacks on Open Fiber for broadband in Italy; Nokia throws some probabilistic constellation shapes for STC; BT enters into military satcoms alliance.

Giant vendors get with TMF program for Lego-like IT
News Analysis | 6/18/2020

Amdocs, Netcracker, Nokia and Oracle are persuaded to join the Open Digital Architecture initiative as operators continue to push for more swappable IT systems.

India may bar state-owned telcos from using Chinese gear
News Analysis | 6/18/2020

The death of 20 Indian troops on the disputed border with China has sparked moves to ban state-owned telcos from using Chinese equipment.

Deutsche Telekom trumpets 5G launch in Germany
News Analysis | 6/18/2020

German operator continues to rely on Huawei and Ericsson to upgrade the radio access network from 4G to 5G.

Dish said it will buy T-Mobile's Boost on July 1
News Analysis | 6/17/2020

While Dish Network agreed to purchase T-Mobile's prepaid Boost business on July 1, the company did not release any other details about the deal, including the possible purchase price.

Trump's 5G stimulus plan flush with cash... and questions
DanoVision | 6/17/2020

President Trump is reportedly preparing a $1 trillion stimulus proposal that would include a 5G element. But how the president doles out money for 5G remains a mystery.

Comcast sees more runway for broadband growth as pay-TV losses mount
News Analysis | 6/17/2020

Comcast expects to see steeper video losses continue in Q2 alongside an opportunity to grow its broadband base and a core 'connectivity' business that also features Xfinity Flex and Xfinity Mobile, CFO says.

Podcast: What's the story with Rakuten and 5G?
LRTV Interviews | 6/17/2020

On the first episode of 'What's the Story?' - a new series from the Light Reading Podcast - Iain Morris talks with pod host Nicole Ferraro about Rakuten's 5G launch: the latest news, why it matters and what's likely to happen next.

FirstNet allocates $218M for 5G core, coverage improvements
News Analysis | 6/17/2020

As a wide range of vendors tout their core wares, FirstNet's board has approved $218 million to upgrade the agency's two-year-old LTE core with a fancy new one that can support 5G.

Infinera's latest 800G test gets carrier buy-in
News Analysis | 6/17/2020

Windstream cosigns on Infinera's latest ICE6 technology test, which sustained an 800G transmission from Phoenix to San Diego.

MaxLinear hit by 'Maze' ransomware attack
News Analysis | 6/17/2020

Chipmaker, which is about to acquire Intel's home connectivity biz, said the digital assault penetrated some of its IT systems but stressed it has no plans to meet the attacker's monetary demands.

5G coverage extension with NR carrier aggregation
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 6/17/2020

5G NR carrier aggregation with coverage extension is a game changer for 5G network economics.

Telia wants out of Turkcell
News Analysis | 6/17/2020

Nordic operator confirms talks with Turkey Wealth Fund to sell indirect stake in Turkey's largest mobile operator.

Virgin Media broadband subs have downloaded an extra 325GB during pandemic
News Analysis | 6/17/2020

UK's largest cable operator said April was the busiest month on record on the network, with usage in May running close behind.

Deutsche Telekom overplays Huawei ban as 'Armageddon' in leaked paper
Morris Lore | 6/17/2020

Deutsche Telekom's euro 3 billion Armageddon remake stars Huawei on a collision course with German authorities.

NBN nears finish line, but remains mired in controversy and red ink
News Analysis | 6/17/2020

Australia's NBN is close to completion but years away from profitability.

Eurobites: EE, Nokia join forces for air-to-ground emergency network
News Analysis | 6/17/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ekinops upgrades in Turkey; UK's Shared Rural Network clicks into action; Telia confirms Turkcell stake-sale talks.

AT&T to shed 4,700 jobs as part of $6B savings plan, says labor union
News Analysis | 6/17/2020

The US operator had cut tens of thousands of jobs before the pandemic and more roles now look set to vanish.

T-Mobile US blames network outage on circuit failure
News Analysis | 6/17/2020

CEO of Deutsche Telekom's US operator said failure of redundancy measures resulted in 'IP traffic storm' that overloaded network. The FCC is planning an investigation.

T-Mobile confirms layoffs but won't discuss numbers
The Philter | 6/17/2020

T-Mobile 'evolves' its workforce to include fewer people.

T-Mobile's 'significant capacity issues' led to network outage
The Philter | 6/16/2020

While misinformation rocketed around the Internet, T-Mobile said an issue in its network core was to blame for a multi-hour outage on Monday.

Peak usage on US cable networks falls back to Earth
News Analysis | 6/16/2020

On a national basis, peak downstream usage is up just 6.6% since March 1, while the pressure on cable's upstream continues as peak usage is up 25.1% during the period, according to the latest batch of NCTA data.

CBRS private networks are attracting investor attention
News Analysis | 6/16/2020

Private equity investors are looking at CBRS networks as a recurring revenue opportunity. Here's how one firm sizes up the costs to hypothetically blanket a stadium in high-bandwidth connectivity.

Network virtualization poised to seize a bigger role in cable's post-pandemic era
News Analysis | 6/16/2020

More 'light touch' automation techniques will be implemented as cable operators determine new ways to add and adjust capacity to address rising and fluctuating demands on the network.

Huawei is in even bigger trouble after US standards move
Morris Lore | 6/16/2020

Far from easing tension with the Chinese equipment giant, a government decision to let US firms participate in standards bodies will add to Huawei's problems.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Huawei UK, China and facial recognition
LRTV Documentaries | 6/16/2020

This week, China looms large for the lockdown crew.

South Korean telcos face stiff fine for subsidies
News Analysis | 6/16/2020

Asian telcos are facing heat (and fines) for their illegal 5G subsidies and complaints about poor service.

Nokia snaps up two DCI deals in China
News Analysis | 6/16/2020

Finnish vendor continues to build up alternative routes to growth in China and signs new deals with Tencent and Baidu.

Eurobites: Fiber effect fortifies network investment levels in France
News Analysis | 6/16/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: It's all about the baseband for Ericsson; Telefonica extends tie-up with Fortinet; O2 boss channels Churchill.

HPE plays matchmaker at the edge between telcos and their clients
News Analysis | 6/16/2020

The IT giant has waded into the increasingly competitive market for edge networking services, but will customers bite?

Ericsson ups 5G forecast
News Analysis | 6/16/2020

Faster-than-expected uptake in China helps explains a revised global estimate of 190 million 5G subs by the end of the year.

Is the worst over for the Indian telecom industry?
News Analysis | 6/16/2020

India's telecom sector had been having a torrid time until just a few months ago, but there are some important signs of improvement.

Can DAA upgrades get the right bang for the buck?
News Analysis | 6/15/2020

For Denmark's Stofa, a move to DOCSIS 3.1 and a distributed access architecture have produced operational benefits but have not yet translated into a big boost in customer satisfaction.

T-Mobile reports 'voice and data issue' affecting several states
News Analysis | 6/15/2020

Team Magenta is a little red-faced right now as it admits to an outage affecting customers around the country.

Dish in no position to redo its T-Mobile deal – analyst
News Analysis | 6/15/2020

Dish's Charlie Ergen needs the deal more than T-Mobile does and 'can't walk away,' Craig Moffett says.

Nokia scrapes a sliver of China Unicom's 5G core
News Analysis | 6/15/2020

The small amount of work awarded to the Finnish vendor is ammunition for critics who say China's telecom market is rigged.

UK going underground for broadband
News Analysis | 6/15/2020

Government exploring ways to give broadband firms easier access to utilities' underground duct infrastructure.

WarnerMedia to sunset HBO Go as HBO Max rises
The Bauminator | 6/15/2020

WarnerMedia is also rebranding HBO Now as 'HBO' as AT&T-owned giant attempts to simplify its premium streaming offerings. Got that now?

A £1.5B bill should not stop a UK ban on Huawei
Morris Lore | 6/15/2020

The cost of a swap-out is a far smaller concern than the impact of a ban on 5G rollout and competition in the equipment sector.

Eurobites: Ruling clears way for major mergers, says top Brussels lawyer
News Analysis | 6/15/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom, Orange collaborate on IPX research; mobile phone shops reopen in England; Germany's COVID-19 app ready to go.

Nokia adds Broadcom to 5G chip supplier roster
News Analysis | 6/15/2020

Finnish vendor lines up Broadcom along with Marvell and Intel as chipset partners to bring 5G products back on track.

Ciena's webscale sales show cloud growth, consistency
The Philter | 6/12/2020

The optical networking firm has nine consecutive quarters with more than $100 million in direct sales to its webscale customers.

Philippines' unlikely saviors make $5B network bet
News Analysis | 6/12/2020

China Telecom and businessman Dennis Uy step in to save the Philippines from its failing digital infrastructure.

WiCipedia: Black female founders take on VC discrimination
WiCipedia | 6/12/2020

This week in our WiC roundup: Black female founders fight for a bigger slice of VC funds; can tech be less racist before society at large is?; COVID-19's impact on women of color; and more.

Eurobites: BT taps into pandemic broadband paranoia with second-line offering
News Analysis | 6/12/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange revamps executive committee; Enea signs cloud contract with German Tier 1 operator; Proximus cozies up to local bank.

France's Arcep outlines plan to hold 5G auction in September 2020
News Analysis | 6/12/2020

French regulator Arcep was forced to delay the auction of 5G-enabling spectrum due to the COVID-19 crisis, but is now tentatively outlining a new schedule.

Cable One snaps up ValueNet Fiber
News Analysis | 6/11/2020

Emporia, Kansas-based service provider delivers a mix of broadband and video services over its fiber-based network.

WideOpenWest stops promoting its own pay-TV services online
The Bauminator | 6/11/2020

Cable op still sells its new IPTV and legacy pay-TV products, but is suppressing their promotion as most of WOW's new customers opt for standalone broadband service.

Huawei avoidance strategy is paying off for UK's O2
News Analysis | 6/11/2020

A decision to rely on Nordic vendors could translate into a huge 5G opportunity for O2 if the UK decides to ban Huawei.

Verizon's 5G Home rolls into the Motor City, with perks in tow
News Analysis | 6/11/2020

New signups to the fixed wireless broadband service get some free access to YouTube TV, Disney+, Google Stadia and Verizon's relatively new Android TV-powered Stream TV box.

HPE piles pressure onto UK over Huawei ban
News Analysis | 6/11/2020

European boss writes to Boris Johnson urging him to consider 'open' 5G technologies as an alternative to 'potentially unsafe' vendors.

CityFibre plans jobs splurge to boost UK fiber build
News Analysis | 6/11/2020

UK alternative fiber network provider plans to offer up to 10,000 new jobs, including to those without previous experience.

TalkTalk on the up, up
News Analysis | 6/11/2020

Looks like the UK broadband provider had a good fiscal 2020 (helped by Openreach discounts).

Broadcom backs out of MoCA
News Analysis | 6/11/2020

As Intel nears the sale of its home connectivity unit to MaxLinear, the coax-focused organization could find itself with a sole chipmaker left on its membership rolls along with more questions about its long-term fate.

Power struggle at Arm might mean giving China the elbow
News Analysis | 6/11/2020

Rumpus at UK chip company Arm could threaten its China business.

Google heads into Telefónica's edge: Alliance or landgrab?
News Analysis | 6/11/2020

A new 5G tie-up between the Internet giant and the telco raises further questions about the shifting balance of power in telecom.

India considers sweeteners to attract telecom gear manufacturers
News Analysis | 6/11/2020

Authorities are trying to persuade manufacturers to set up shop in India, and offering some juicy incentives to lure them.

Eurobites: Pullola steps down at Nokia after 21 years
News Analysis | 6/11/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Arun Bansal becomes an Ericsson EVP; Russia's MTS puts Ericsson in the microwave; more coronavirus app confusion in the UK.

Cable sets the stage for DOCSIS 4.0
News Analysis | 6/10/2020

There's no imminent need for DOCSIS 4.0, but operators are already exploring early, incremental moves to prepare their networks as new technologies and products based on the new CableLabs specs develop.

Fortinet lights up SD-WAN service for Spark NZ
News Analysis | 6/10/2020

Spark has a long-standing partnership with Fortinet for its security services and will now offer Fortinet Secure SD-WAN to corporate, enterprise and government customers.

The full list: Here are the actual bidders in the CBRS auction
News Analysis | 6/10/2020

Brian Goemmer, founder of spectrum-tracking company AllNet Insights & Analytics, offers a complete look at the entities bidding in the FCC's 3.5GHz CBRS auction.

Here's why Mike Pompeo wants a watered-down open RAN
DanoVision | 6/10/2020

The US State Department is proposing an 'Integrated and Open Networks' (ION) approach to 5G and Huawei, but the effort doesn't seem to have much support beyond US Attorney General William Barr.

Open RAN is vulnerable to an Ericsson, Nokia takeover
News Analysis | 6/10/2020

The big vendors could be to open RAN what Facebook was to Instagram and WhatsApp.

US vs. Huawei: Be careful what you wish for
News Analysis | 6/10/2020

The new sanctions leave Huawei's 5G contracts with operators up in the air, and could mean long-term harm to the US chip industry.

Ericsson bags more 5G RAN work with O2 UK
News Analysis | 6/10/2020

Nokia's still in the mix, though.

Cox readies a re-entry into mobile
News Analysis | 6/10/2020

Cable provider Cox is positioning itself to join Comcast, Charter and Altice USA in selling mobile service and cellphones to its broadband customers.

Eurobites: NATO boss approves of UK's Huawei (re)review
News Analysis | 6/10/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone warns on rip-and-replace costs; FTTH Council Europe formulates to-do list; virtual healthcare app needs treatment.

Liberty Global: No need to alter network upgrade plans in the face of COVID-19
News Analysis | 6/10/2020

'The impact on the network has not been extreme at all' during the pandemic, though Liberty Global might look into minor changes in areas that are seeing some upstream congestion, a top engineering exec says.

Nokia pins down FWA and video apps as biggest 5G drivers
News Analysis | 6/10/2020

Finnish vendor conducted research into which services will likely drive 5G takeup, with consumers citing fixed wireless access and enterprises pointing to video applications.

Cable network undergoing a 'radical transformation,' CableLabs CTO says
News Analysis | 6/9/2020

HFC is evolving into a connectivity and compute platform woven together with virtualization as cable ops prepare to support a more diverse mix of apps and services, CableLabs' Belal Hamzeh says.

Comcast's 'Stream' app adds Chromecast support
News Analysis | 6/9/2020

After initially rolling out a Chromecast extension to its browser-based streaming app, Comcast is now expanding Chromecast support to its Stream app for iOS and Android mobile devices.

SCTE/ISBE sets free, virtual version of Cable-Tec Expo
News Analysis | 6/9/2020

After canceling the on-site event in Denver, the cable engineering and standards-setting organization will push ahead with a completely digital format for the event, which will take place October 12-16.

Verizon, AT&T, Charter, Cox, Dish among CBRS auction bidders
News Analysis | 6/9/2020

The FCC released documents showing the companies that may bid in its upcoming CBRS 3.5GHz spectrum auction.

Huawei's patents won't save it, says leading analyst
Morris Lore | 6/9/2020

The Chinese company's importance to the 5G standard has probably been overstated, says Richard Windsor of Radio Free Mobile.

Telcos need to up their edge game – report
News Analysis | 6/9/2020

WWT warns carriers that enterprises think cloud service providers and tech companies are the 'edge experts.' The good news is that they can do something about it.

5G to start in Taiwan on July 1
News Analysis | 6/9/2020

The debut of 5G in Taiwan will set off a new round of competition in one of the world's most fiercely contested markets.

Finland's high-speed, low-cost 5G auctions send message to Europe
Morris Lore | 6/9/2020

When it comes to awarding spectrum for telecom services, countries should try to be more like Finland and less like Italy.

US telcos asked to rip out Huawei and replace it with a quandary
DanoVision | 6/9/2020

The FCC has been tasked with ripping Huawei's equipment out of US wireless networks. Now it has to figure out what goes in its place.

Global broadband access equipment revenues dip 15% in Q1 – Dell'Oro
News Analysis | 6/9/2020

Meanwhile, cable access revenues declined 22% even as shipments of DOCSIS 3.1 CPE accelerated.

Eurobites: Telia goes with Google for call center AI assistance
News Analysis | 6/9/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: DNA enhances TV offer with StreamBuilder; Ghana hopes to cut MTN down to size; Sky Italia gets hyper-personal.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: NEC, Balkanization and India
LRTV Documentaries | 6/9/2020

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson makes a brief guest appearance on this week's pod. Sort of.

How customer care is transforming amid the new normal
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 6/9/2020

With many telecom retail outlets now facing permanent closure, digital care channels supplemented by self-service functions are becoming increasingly important for customers.

Telefónica Deutschland to sell 10,100 sites to Telxius
News Analysis | 6/9/2020

Germany operator confirms plan to sell mobile sites to Telefonica-owned tower unit for euro 1.5 billion.

Who's invested what (and why) in India's Jio Platforms?
News Analysis | 6/9/2020

Investors including Facebook have piled into the Indian firm in search of growth opportunities during the coronavirus pandemic.

Just which 5G race are they talking about?
News Analysis | 6/9/2020

Don't be fooled into thinking that China is a long way ahead of the US in 5G.

No attacks reported in US for 5G Protest Day
News Analysis | 6/8/2020

Despite a warning of possible attacks on infrastructure or technicians during '5G Global Protest Day' last week, most US officials reported a quiet weekend.

Android TV set to make a run at the smart TV market
The Bauminator | 6/8/2020

Deal to integrate Android TV in a line of TCL-made TVs amps up retail competition in the smart TV market and emerges as HBO Max runs into trouble getting distributed on the Roku and Amazon Fire TV platforms.

Fiber remains plentiful as Akamai builds private network backbone
News Analysis | 6/8/2020

Akamai began construction of a private fiber backbone three years ago. Today the effort stretches across North America, Europe and parts of Asia.

On-demand TV: From also-ran to number one
Column | 6/8/2020

The COVID-19 pandemic may have changed how Americans define television and what they think of as their primary source of entertainment.

US cable's 'disproportionate' mobile share gains to extend into Q2 – analyst
News Analysis | 6/8/2020

Like the incumbent carriers, cable's wireless activity has been stunted by the pandemic, but MSOs are expected to keep the pressure on and seek ways to drive in new customers.

Huawei's UK marketing campaign is doomed
Morris Lore | 6/8/2020

Huawei's role in the UK's 4G and fixed broadband history does not justify its involvement in the country's rollout of 5G networks.

French government itching for 5G action
News Analysis | 6/8/2020

Targets auction in September and launch by December.

Survey: Chinese want 5G, but that might be bad for operators
News Analysis | 6/8/2020

A new survey found that 50% of Chinese respondents plan to purchase 5G in the next 12 months. But the analysts behind the survey don't believe Chinese operators will have much to cheer about.

German regulator defends 5G industrial plan after Orange attack
News Analysis | 6/8/2020

Numerous German companies want to build their own networks and avoid public systems operated by telecom service providers, say German authorities.

Eurobites: Finland fires up second 5G spectrum auction
News Analysis | 6/8/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: England's mobile phone stores prepare to reopen; Openreach encourages Scotland to spend big on digital infrastructure; Sky plans canned noise for supporter-less soccer matches.

Ericsson plays the long game with Chinese 5G contracts
News Analysis | 6/8/2020

Swedish vendor sees negative impact from 5G business in China in Q2 but expects 'healthy profitability' ahead.

Dish reportedly begins leasing towers for 5G
News Analysis | 6/5/2020

The Wall Street analysts at Wells Fargo reported that one contact said Dish has already inked leases for hundreds of cell towers to hold its 5G equipment.

AT&T takes DSS commercial on 5G, albeit very carefully
News Analysis | 6/5/2020

Dynamic spectrum sharing (DSS) is going live on AT&T's network, but only for customers in parts of Texas across three different phones. And don't expect faster speeds either.

Oh, Ciena... analysts impressed by Q2 beats
News Analysis | 6/5/2020

Network supplier surpasses expectations. Strong order-book impresses.

Rakuten's 4G core will not survive NEC shift
News Analysis | 6/5/2020

Japanese e-commerce giant says the move will address some of the shortcomings of the non-standalone system it has built.

The only 5G health risk is the mast-burning vandal
Morris Lore | 6/5/2020

'Experts' who depict 5G as the ultimate evil could provide the vindication that others seek for their criminal behavior.

WiCipedia: How companies can align values with profits
WiCipedia | 6/5/2020

This week in our WiC roundup: The pandemic could negatively affect diversity efforts; companies like Cisco are aligning money with ethics; queer women and nonbinary people in tech get their own who's who list; and more.

Broadcom signals delay to new Apple iPhone launch
News Analysis | 6/5/2020

Chipmaker points to delays at 'large North American mobile phone' customer that will push its usual annual revenue uptick into the current, third fiscal quarter.

Eurobites: France, Germany suit up for cloud 'moonshot'
News Analysis | 6/5/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Switzerland ahead in Europe's 5G race, says Omdia; Telecom Italia cuts more jobs; COVID-19 app confusion in the UK.

How Amazon, Microsoft and Google are courting – and challenging – telcos
News Analysis | 6/4/2020

The pairings between telecom operators and public cloud providers for edge computing and 5G are growing, a trend that's expected to pick up steam in the months and years ahead.

AT&T catches heat for HBO Max data cap exemption
News Analysis | 6/4/2020

Citing potential net neutrality concerns, a set of Democratic US senators has criticized AT&T's sponsored data policy for the new SVoD service, arguing it could harm consumers and stifle competition.

Amazon wants to buy stake worth $2B in India's Airtel – reports
News Analysis | 6/4/2020

Web giant is the latest foreign investor linked with the Indian telecom sector after recent moves by Facebook and various private equity firms.

US cell tower techs warned of 5G attacks
News Analysis | 6/4/2020

A trade association for US cell tower technicians is warning its members of possible attacks this weekend. Ericsson will reportedly discontinue work on US cell towers due to the situation.

Comcast teases 'interactive livestreams' for X1
The Bauminator | 6/4/2020

Cable op is developing enhanced television applications for its pay-TV platform that will be powered by tech from Watchwith, the deep metadata company Comcast acquired in 2017.

UK in search of Huawei 5G replacements – report
News Analysis | 6/4/2020

Prime Minister Johnson shows signs of backtracking on the Chinese supplier.

US military expands 5G testing to include AR, spectrum sharing and open RAN
News Analysis | 6/4/2020

The US military said it will test 5G networks across a total of 12 bases, and will look at technologies ranging from spectrum sharing to 'Open Radio Access Networks.'

Midco nears debut of new IP-based video service
News Analysis | 6/4/2020

Eyeing improved pay-TV economics, the new offering, called 'Midco TV,' will run on mobile devices and Android TV boxes, use TiVo's UI and be underpinned by Vecima's CDN and video processing/transcoding platforms.

HKT weighing sale of international unit PCCW Global – report
News Analysis | 6/4/2020

The company is in the early stages of considering a number of options, including sale.

Eurobites: Iliad, Open Fiber 'close to deal'
News Analysis | 6/4/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: O2 rides the rails in the UK; Brit academic slams COVID-19 app strategy; Com Hem upgrades TV service.

Telecom equipment market gets off to weak start in Q1 2020 – Dell'Oro
News Analysis | 6/4/2020

Revenue shares of Cisco, Huawei and Nokia declined in the first quarter of 2020 compared to the same period of 2019.

Making open RAN happen
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 6/3/2020

Open RAN is a new way to build mobile access networks with many benefits.

AT&T: We moved hundreds of tower sites in 2019 to get better deals
News Analysis | 6/3/2020

As it works to reduce the cash outlay for renting space on cell towers, AT&T is threatening to move off of towers it deems too expensive.

CenturyLink touts early edge computing customer wins
News Analysis | 6/3/2020

Following its announcement last year of an investment into edge computing, CenturyLink said it's seeing interest from customers deploying private networks and IoT offerings.

Quibi cuts back – report
News Analysis | 6/3/2020

The struggling mobile-focused streaming service confirmed internally that some senior execs are taking a voluntary 10% pay cut, but shot down rumors that the company is mulling a broader 10% staff layoff.

New Netcracker suite lures 15 customers to the show
News Analysis | 6/3/2020

The 2020 update from the NEC subsidiary looks well timed, with 5G, the cloud and a microservices architecture all in mind.

Comcast beefs up cloud DVR storage
News Analysis | 6/3/2020

Cable op has quietly more than doubled its cloud DVR storage hours - from 60 to 150 per sub - but how does it compare to the streaming competition?

Huawei tried to cover up its control of Iran's Skycom – Reuters
News Analysis | 6/3/2020

The Chinese equipment vendor tried to bury details of its relationship with Skycom, a company that sold equipment to Iran in breach of US sanctions, according to new documents unearthed by Reuters.

T-Mobile moving NYC's midband 5G signal from Nokia to Ericsson
News Analysis | 6/3/2020

T-Mobile is shutting off the 2.5GHz 5G signal on Nokia's equipment in New York City. Instead, the operator is using Ericsson equipment to broadcast that midband transmission.

CCS Insight more bullish on 5G than GSMA
News Analysis | 6/3/2020

Research firm says a quarter of mobile connections will be 5G by 2025.

Goodbye Huawei, hello Ericsson: Swap-out gathers pace
Morris Lore | 6/3/2020

The Swedish equipment vendor is in pole position as the US-led campaign against Huawei gathers momentum.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: M&A, retail and social media
LRTV Documentaries | 6/3/2020

'Just the two of us,' crooned the late, great Bill Withers. He probably had this podcast in mind.

Eurobites: Fastweb boosts its enterprise appeal with Cutaway acquisition
News Analysis | 6/3/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Iskratel tackles CPE; work begins on Channel Islands network upgrade; Telefonica offers its servers for research into diseases.

Nokia trumpets green credentials with 5G liquid cooling tech
News Analysis | 6/3/2020

Finnish vendor said it helped mobile operator Elisa to reduce energy costs and CO2 emissions of its 5G basestation.

Rakuten unwraps NEC's 5G core
News Analysis | 6/2/2020

NEC will supply Rakuten's 5G core. That's noteworthy considering Rakuten has emerged as a leading player in the global wireless industry's move to open, cloud-based network technology.

Zoom blooms and another boom looms soon
The Philter | 6/2/2020

After attracting 265,400 customers with more than 10 employees and a whole host of weird cocktail parties, the video conference star predicts another killer quarter ahead.

Small US cable op scraps its data cap
The Bauminator | 6/2/2020

Antietam Broadband has eliminated its data usage plans and data caps permanently after relaxing those policies temporarily during the pandemic. Antietam's move could pressure other cable ops to follow suit.

US continues push to keep China out of its telecom networks
News Analysis | 6/2/2020

Telecom companies including Huawei, Pacific Networks and ComNet are among those in heated legal disputes with US officials, who are aiming to turn the world against China.

Vodafone bosses boost their pay as jobs are culled
Morris Lore | 6/2/2020

Times are good for the top brass at the UK operator, but less rosy for the service provider's European workforce.

AT&T's Sponsored Data rises again for HBO Max
News Analysis | 6/2/2020

AT&T's smartphone customers won't incur data-usage fees when they watch content from HBO Max. That's likely an indication of AT&T's efforts to ensure the success of the offering.

Cisco donates $5M to anti-discrimination organizations, postpones Cisco Live
News Analysis | 6/2/2020

The event was originally scheduled to run today and Wednesday - which would have marked the first fully virtual Cisco Live US.

Starry's base growing by 10% per month, nearing 100K sub mark – analyst
News Analysis | 6/2/2020

Fixed wireless broadband startup is succeeding in a slow, targeted way against rivals in markets such as Boston, but Starry's greater impact on the national US broadband market is still a drop in the bucket.

Digicel embarks on Iliad odyssey
News Analysis | 6/2/2020

Beleaguered Caribbean operator sets sail on mobile network JV with French telecoms group.

Telefónica Deutschland opts for Ericsson as 5G core partner
News Analysis | 6/2/2020

German operator prefers to rely on a European supplier for the 'security-relevant' 5G core.

Malaysia minister sidelines regulator with shock 5G directive
News Analysis | 6/2/2020

Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah has ordered the regulator to issue 700MHz spectrum to five individual operators.

Viasat cuts staff, sizes up LEO satellite opportunity for rural broadband
News Analysis | 6/2/2020

Satellite broadband company has laid off about 300 employees and paused hiring to ease the financial impact of an in-flight business that's been hit hard by a major cut back in air travel during the pandemic.

German 5G industrial plan will punish smaller firms, says Orange exec
News Analysis | 6/2/2020

The industry is still riven over plans to reserve spectrum for companies outside the telecom sector.

Eurobites: Tele2 Sweden goes 5G roaming in Latvia
News Analysis | 6/2/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UK operators to be 'compensated' for Huawei strip-out; Italy pilots decentralized COVID-19 app; CityFibre poaches some of Ofcom's legal firepower.

Schlichting out, Schwimmer in as Sling TV's top boss
News Analysis | 6/1/2020

Warren Schlichting's exit comes amid steepening losses at the Dish-owned OTT-TV service provider.

Dish adds former T-Mobile exec Mayo to 5G buildout recipe
News Analysis | 6/1/2020

Dish Network said it hired Dave Mayo, a former T-Mobile network executive, to head up its 'wireless buildout strategy and execution of the company's deployment of the nation's first standalone 5G network.'

Testing giant Rohde & Schwarz kicks off 6G marketing efforts
News Analysis | 6/1/2020

Complete with a website, hashtag and possible testing rig, Rohde & Schwarz is looking to take an early lead in the discussion around 6G.

Equinix to buy BCE's data centers for $750M
News Analysis | 6/1/2020

As expected, Canada's BCE said it will sell its data centers to Equinix. The operator joins Verizon, AT&T and others in exiting the data center business.

Podcast: Light Reading's Iain Morris on Huawei's future and what it means for China
LRTV Interviews | 6/1/2020

In this podcast, Light Reading International Editor Iain Morris and Editor-in-Chief Phil Harvey discuss whether stopping Huawei in the US and Europe will do much of anything to slow down China from becoming the world's dominant technology superpower in the next decade. They also examine the most recent court ruling against Huawei's CFO, and what it means as she fights extradition to the US.

Comcast Business tailors new offering for home workers
News Analysis | 6/1/2020

In response to the pandemic, Comcast has accelerated the introduction of a new 'At Home' product that provides a dedicated, commercial-grade service paired with a simplified, company-paid billing structure.

BT 5G turns one year old with not much to celebrate
Morris Lore | 6/1/2020

The UK's 5G service does not look like it is off to the flying start that 4G had several years ago.

The biggest 5G challenge for telcos? Learning to collaborate
News Analysis | 6/1/2020

For 5G to succeed, operators and telcos must learn how to forge partnerships and build new businesses across numerous verticals - something they've never done.

SKT kick-starts new TEAC Wave
News Analysis | 6/1/2020

South Korea's largest mobile operator sets in motion a third 'Wave' at its TIP Ecosystem Acceleration Centre (TEAC) - this time to try and spur 5G edge innovation in a 'post-COVID-19 world.'

Eurobites: Is a Huawei handbrake-turn ahead for UK?
News Analysis | 6/1/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: investment firms launch bid for MasMovil; Kenyan government proposes new digital levy; management maneuverings at Net Insight.

BT sets out green ambitions post COVID-19
News Analysis | 6/1/2020

UK-based operator launches two new initiatives to help tackle climate change.

Oracle looking to sell 5G core to network operators
News Analysis | 6/1/2020

Sensing a sizable opportunity, Oracle is joining the likes of Ericsson, Huawei, Microsoft, HPE and others in selling 5G core services to mobile network operators.

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