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US firms confident they can bring radio manufacturing home
News Analysis | 4/2/2020

Mavenir and Parallel Wireless are optimistic that radios can be made in the US at a competitive cost.

California regulators to T-Mobile: Now wait just a minute
News Analysis | 4/2/2020

T-Mobile's lawyers may not be done quite yet. California's telecom agency said the company can't begin merging with Sprint until officials there sign off on the transaction.

800G rollout imminent following live trials
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 4/2/2020

800G single wavelength coherent is a significant development that will help meet demand for higher bandwidths from users working from home and businesses delivering services remotely.

COVID-19-driven network traffic shows signs of stabilizing
News Analysis | 4/2/2020

According to Nokia, COVID-19 Internet traffic is beginning to plateau. Meantime, CenturyLink reported 35% growth in its traffic. And vendors including Ciena and Juniper could eventually benefit.

Tofane Global snaps up NOS carrier services unit
News Analysis | 4/2/2020

Communications group continues its acquisition drive with acquisition of NOS International Carrier Services from the Portuguese operator.

KDDI, Softbank form network sharing JV
News Analysis | 4/2/2020

Japanese operators team up as operators in other markets have already done to build a joint 5G network in rural areas.

'Evoca,' a new pay-TV service, will be delivered over ATSC 3.0
News Analysis | 4/2/2020

New offering from startup Edge Networks will launch in Boise this summer on the next-gen broadcast standard and feature more than 80 channels for less than $50 per month.

Tarana plotting pivot from small cell backhaul to fixed wireless
News Analysis | 4/2/2020

With investors that include Charlie Ergen and Greg Wyler, Tarana Wireless is hoping to break into the fixed wireless industry with technology that can support up to 1Gbit/s connections.

Eurobites: Bouygues Telecom scraps guidance amid COVID-19 uncertainty
News Analysis | 4/2/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Slovakia presses on with 5G auction plans; O2 cuts ties with Dixons Carphone; Telecom Italia sets up new supervisory body; optical equipment makers to feel Europe's 5G pain.

What's next for T-Mobile's TVision?
News Analysis | 4/1/2020

T-Mobile didn't reveal any new plans for its home TV service after locking up Sprint, but a source says the company is working with MobiTV on an updated platform that will succeed the one it acquired from Layer3 TV.

5G proponents win some, lose some in latest FCC proposals
News Analysis | 4/1/2020

The FCC's chairman is proposing a 5G Fund that would total $9 billion. However, he's also suggesting that the 6GHz band be used only by unlicensed operations.

The eight new things we learned about New T-Mobile
News Analysis | 4/1/2020

John Legere will leave the company early. The Sprint brand isn't going anywhere, at least not yet. And T-Mobile has already started work on its post-merger 5G network.

Former Hulu CEO Jason Kilar to take helm of WarnerMedia
News Analysis | 4/1/2020

Kilar, who also led a short-lived YouTube competitor called Vessel, will start on May 1 and succeed John Stankey as WarnerMedia nears the launch of HBO Max.

Podcast: Gluware's Haugh on advancing network automation
Kelsey's Grammar | 4/1/2020

On this Light Reading podcast, Haugh provides an update on the evolution of enterprise network automation and how Gluware uses software-defined networking concepts to 'treat the underlying network infrastructure as code and then interact with it programmatically.'

Leading Lights awards deadline moves
News Analysis | 4/1/2020

We're moving the entry deadline for this year's Leading Lights awards to Friday, May 1.

The New T-Mobile is here
The Philter | 4/1/2020

Sprint and T-Mobile finalize a merger that the new company says will unleash a $40 billion investment in its network and business over the next three years.

Dish Network mostly mum on T-Mobile's big day
News Analysis | 4/1/2020

Thanks to the close of the T-Mobile and Sprint merger, Dish Network is now on the hook to be an MVNO while starting construction on a 5G network. But the company isn't saying much about its plans just yet.

India's operators respond to COVID-19
News Analysis | 4/1/2020

Service providers are offering free talk time and an extension of service validity during the COVID-19 lockdown.

COVID-19 will destroy jobs, and many won't return
Morris Lore | 4/1/2020

The pandemic will spur layoffs within the telecom sector, driving companies to automate activities where employees pose a risk.

Xiaomi rides COVID-19 storm in China
News Analysis | 4/1/2020

Chinese smartphone and IoT manufacturer optimistic about domestic market, but less sure of near-term prospects abroad.

5G auctions delayed across Europe due to COVID-19
News Analysis | 4/1/2020

European operators impatiently waiting to get their hands on 5G-enabling spectrum will have to wait a bit longer as auctions are postponed in multiple markets.

'New IP' is an actual Huawei threat to networks
News Analysis | 4/1/2020

A new system for the Internet is a far greater threat to the West than Huawei's role in 5G networks.

Eurobites: Boffins join forces to develop COVID-19 tracking apps
News Analysis | 4/1/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telia given green light for Finnish fiber JV; who's up and who's down in European telco brands; Sequans revises guidance down for first quarter.

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