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University Researchers Develop Low-Cost, Low-Power mmWave IoT Network
News Analysis  | 
8/30/2019  |  Post a comment
Researchers at the University of Waterloo have developed a low-cost, low-power variant of a network tapping into frequencies that have become key, early building blocks of 5G.
Amazon Scores Stake in the YES Network
News Analysis  | 
8/30/2019  |  Post a comment
Group including Amazon and Sinclair notch $3.47 billion deal for the regional sports network that ties into conditions of Disney's acquisition of Fox.
Axiata Denies $13B Telenor Merger Is Faltering
News Analysis  | 
8/30/2019  |  Post a comment
Merger to create major network operator in Asia is still on track to close in November, says Axiata CEO.
Tide Turns for SeaChange in Q2
News Analysis  | 
8/30/2019  |  Post a comment
Revenues rise on video software company's new 'Framework' offering, but is this improvement a blip or a sign of a sustained comeback?
Eurobites: Vodafone UK Challenges Ofcom Over Openreach Ruling
News Analysis  | 
8/30/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson invests in Polish plant; Sparkle launches Italy-UAE roaming link; Telia takes on the Baltic's poisonous algae.

Another CDN Company Jumps Into Edge Computing Market
News Analysis  | 
8/30/2019  |  Post a comment
CDNetworks joined the likes of Akamai and Limelight in hoping to translate its CDN efforts into a broader edge computing strategy.
WiCipedia: Podcast Recs, Interview No-Nos & Creating a Majority Female Tech Company
WiCipedia  | 
8/30/2019  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: The podcasts that made our workweek; internship interviews are rife with inappropriateness for young women; how to create a majority female company; and more.
FCC: 100-Meg Connections Surged... in 2017
News Analysis  | 
8/29/2019  |  Post a comment
Commission's latest broadband report, based on data that's almost two years old, found that connections delivering at least 100 Mbit/s downstream jumped to 40.6 million by the end of 2017.
Sigfox Partners With Alps Alpine for IoT Components
News Analysis  | 
8/29/2019  |  Post a comment
The partners will build IoT devices like luggage-tracking 'bubbles' and roll cages fitted with trackers.
Hong Kong ISPs Warn Internet Crackdown Would Backfire
News Analysis  | 
8/29/2019  |  Post a comment
Hong Kong's ISPs are warning strongly against the imposition of any state-imposed emergency powers that would block access to the Internet or certain mobile apps.
What Might the Demand Be for 5G in Manufacturing?
Column  | 
8/29/2019  |  1 comment
Industrial IoT is often cited as a demand driver for 5G, but, asks William Webb, will many companies actually need 5G to meet their needs?
Huawei's Share of the Global Telecom Market Keeps Growing
News Analysis  | 
8/29/2019  |  1 comment
Although Huawei remains enmeshed in the US-China trade war, the company's telecom networking business continues to pick up market share.
Cox Has a Prepaid Broadband Service
News Analysis  | 
8/29/2019  |  Post a comment
Pay-as-you-go offering, called 'StraightUp Internet,' costs $50 a month, includes a DOCSIS WiFi gateway, and delivers up to 25 Mbit/s downstream.
Eurobites: Colt Harnesses Google's Cloud
News Analysis  | 
8/29/2019  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone and IBM cloud JV climbs aboard the National Express; InterDigital files patent action against Lenovo; Ericsson and Nokia up the 5G R&D stakes.

Analyst Firms Are Raising Their Global 5G Forecasts
News Analysis  | 
8/29/2019  |  1 comment
Analyst firms like Gartner, IDC and Nomura are raising their forecasts for 5G device sales globally thanks to a concerted push by operators and phone vendors.
Low-Band Will Take 5G Indoors, Just Not Quite Yet
Jonestown  | 
8/28/2019  |  2 comments
The real impact of low-band 5G? It will work better indoors!
Videotron Pulls Out Comcast's Playbook
News Analysis  | 
8/28/2019  |  1 comment
Canadian MSO debuts 'Helix' platform featuring broadband gateways, IP video clients, WiFi extenders and home networking management software originating from Videotron's X1 syndication deal with Comcast.
Handset Slump Stymies ZTE Recovery
News Analysis  | 
8/28/2019  |  Post a comment
ZTE may be back in the black but its handset sales have fallen off a cliff.
US MVNOs: We'll Offer 5G Too
News Analysis  | 
8/28/2019  |  Post a comment
Consumer Cellular, Ting and Red Pocket are among the US MVNOs that are promising to offer 5G.
T-Mobile Pauses 5G Network Construction Due to Sprint Merger Delays – Report
News Analysis  | 
8/28/2019  |  Post a comment
A new report indicates that the delays dragging at T-Mobile's attempts to merge with Sprint have caused the operator to suspend some of its network upgrade efforts.
Liberty Global Holds Firm on Sunrise Deal
News Analysis  | 
8/28/2019  |  Post a comment
Says it is 'fully committed' to completing the $6.5 billion deal despite the objections of Freenet, which has an almost 25% stake in Sunrise.
Wurl CEO: Free OTT Opens New Outlet for Traditional TV Players
CxO Spotlight  | 
8/28/2019  |  Post a comment
The rise of ad-supported, free streaming services is helping broadcasters and cable networks find new audiences in the OTT world.
Eurobites: Is Ericsson Engineering Ekholm's Exit?
News Analysis  | 
8/28/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Siri eavesdroppers get the push; Deutsche Telekom develops new small cells; Maroc Telecom strikes $1 billion government investment deal.
FCC to Free 300MHz of C-Band for 5G in November, Analysts Say
News Analysis  | 
8/27/2019  |  Post a comment
The FCC could well side with the wireless industry by reallocating fully 300MHz of the C-Band for 5G and other commercial uses.
Taiwan Accelerates 5G Plans
News Analysis  | 
8/27/2019  |  Post a comment
Taiwan has brought forward its planned spectrum auction in order to join the Asian 5G race.
Game of Thrones: Who Will Replace John Donovan at AT&T?
News Analysis  | 
8/27/2019  |  Post a comment
John Stankey, Jeff McElfresh, Lori Lee and Susan Johnson may be in the running to ascend to John Donovan's iron throne at AT&T.
Despite Delays, Sprint Launches 5G in NYC
News Analysis  | 
8/27/2019  |  Post a comment
Sprint launches Nokia 5G equipment in NYC, Los Angeles, Washington, DC and Phoenix after delays.
VMware Takes On Radio Networks
News Analysis  | 
8/27/2019  |  Post a comment
VMware is launching tools for radio network optimization, based on its Uhana acquisition, and also upgrading its OpenStack infrastructure support.
ZTE H1 Profits Up, but Sales Stuck in a Rut
News Analysis  | 
8/27/2019  |  Post a comment
As it focuses more on developing its own components, cost-cutting is helping ZTE report improving profits but its revenues are not as impressive.
Comcast's New X1 TV Navigation App Means Business
News Analysis  | 
8/27/2019  |  Post a comment
Following the recent launch of X1 tailored for SMBs, Comcast Business debuts version of a TV app that enables bar and restaurant owners to control up to 16 TVs.
The Telecoms.com Podcast: Huawei, China & Three
LRTV Documentaries  | 
8/27/2019  |  Post a comment
This week the pod's a pre-ping-pong verbal ding-dong. Fact.
Eurobites: UK Mulls Supersize Mobile Masts
News Analysis  | 
8/27/2019  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom and Ericsson combine on campus networks; UK's decision on Huawei due in the fall; it's a Nuuday for Agama Technologies.
VMware Rejects False Choice of Kubernetes vs. Virtual Machines
News Analysis  | 
8/27/2019  |  Post a comment
VMware plans to embed Kubernetes support into its vSphere virtual server software, part of VMware Tanzu, a Kubernetes portfolio.
China Unicom, Telecom On Course for 5G Network Sharing
News Analysis  | 
8/27/2019  |  1 comment
Two of China's major network operators have been discussing how they can share 5G infrastructure.
U.S. Cellular Joins Verizon, AT&T in Eyeing 3.5 GHz CBRS Operations
News Analysis  | 
8/26/2019  |  Post a comment
U.S. Cellular is joining AT&T and Verizon in expressing interest in using the soon-to-be-available 3.5GHz CBRS spectrum band.
Judge Denies Omniverse Mediation Request
The Bauminator  | 
8/26/2019  |  Post a comment
California court to order 'mandatory settlement proceedings' in the video streaming copyright case brought against Omniverse by Paramount, Universal, 20th Century Fox, Columbia and Warner Bros.
John Donovan Out at AT&T
News Analysis  | 
8/26/2019  |  2 comments
The top telecom executive at AT&T is leaving the company to spend time with his family. AT&T hasn't named a replacement.
Cable's Access Network Market Descends Into Disruption & Chaos
News Analysis  | 
8/26/2019  |  1 comment
As cable operators assess their next moves while DOCSIS 4.0 is developed, traditional top suppliers like Arris, Cisco and Casa are struggling, opening the door to Harmonic and others.
Charter Unloads Navisite Unit
News Analysis  | 
8/26/2019  |  4 comments
RDX to acquire the managed cloud services company that Time Warner Cable acquired in 2011 for $230 million.
Podcast: What's Changing in the Competitive World of SD-WAN
The Philter  | 
8/26/2019  |  Post a comment
Our series on the state of the SD-WAN market continues with a discussion on what's holding back some companies in the space and how standards and new technologies are advancing the cause of SD-WAN.
Disney+ to Bake 4K, High Dynamic Range Into Baseline Service
News Analysis  | 
8/26/2019  |  Post a comment
Disney details more bells and whistles, device support for Disney+ ahead of the streaming service's November 12 debut.
US Carriers Toy With 3-Year Phone Loans
News Analysis  | 
8/23/2019  |  2 comments
US wireless network operators are increasingly breaking up the cost of a new smartphone across three years, rather than two, to make the monthly payments easier for consumers to swallow.
Huawei Spending $1.5B Annually on AI Development
News Analysis  | 
8/23/2019  |  1 comment
The Chinese equipment giant is now ramping up its investments in artificial intelligence.
Frndly TV Seeks Subs in an Unfriendly Pay-TV World
News Analysis  | 
8/23/2019  |  4 comments
Former Sling TV exec starts up family-friendly OTT service that aims to pull a batch of consumers back into the pay-TV fold.
Comcast, Charter to Offer 5G Via Verizon MVNO
News Analysis  | 
8/23/2019  |  3 comments
Comcast's Xfinity Mobile and Charter's Spectrum Mobile MVNOs will offer Verizon's 5G service to their respective customers at some unspecified point in the future.
VMware Powers Up Cloud Provider Tools
News Analysis  | 
8/23/2019  |  Post a comment
VMware adds additional automation and management for its toolset to allow service providers to offer multicloud services to enterprise customers.
China's 5G Market Has Teething Trouble
News Analysis  | 
8/23/2019  |  Post a comment
China's operators are being driven toward network-sharing partnerships to pay for the rollout of 5G networks.
Spectrum for Private Mobile Networks
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
8/23/2019  |  Post a comment
Enterprises and other organizations want to operate private mobile networks, but what are their options for getting the needed spectrum?
WiCipedia: Diverse Boards Are the Future & UK Gov't Deals With Online Abuse
WiCipedia  | 
8/23/2019  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: Silicon Valley is out of touch; board diversity makes headway; how to be heard in meetings; and more.
Hollywood Studios Fire Back at Omniverse
News Analysis  | 
8/23/2019  |  Post a comment
Studios urge the court to deny Omniverse's request for a forced mediation and a halt on discovery on a case centered on allegations that Omniverse distributed streaming TV services without authorization.
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