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Airties CEO makes the case for managed, monitored Wi-Fi
CxO Spotlight | 1/10/2023

Wi-Fi management systems that monitor and optimize individual access points and extenders 'is not enough,' says Airties CEO and CTO Metin Taskin. 'We are going all the way to the application experience.'

5G expected to cool off in 2023
News Analysis | 1/10/2023

The wireless industry won't attract quite as many new customers as it did during 2021 and 2022, and some operators are also preparing to tighten capex purse strings.

Europe's telcos want to sell your data to advertisers
News Analysis | 1/10/2023

Joint venture plans announced by Deutsche Telekom, Orange, Telefonica and Vodafone take aim at Apple's dominance, says one expert, but need EU sign-off.

Eurobites: Telia lands comms, data gig with construction firm NCC
News Analysis | 1/10/2023

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Breton to issue privacy reminder to TikTok; Virgin Orbit misfires; Brits do the (side) hustle.

Spectrum intelligence using IoT data as a service
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 1/10/2023

A real-time distributed IoT-based monitoring solution can deliver competitive RF insights. #sponsored

EY: Pricing missteps biggest risk facing telcos in 2023
News Analysis | 1/10/2023

Consultancy finds a 'fear factor' among telco execs of not being able to respond sufficiently to customers' pricing needs in era of high inflation and cost-of-living crisis.

ChatGPT prompts excitement and fear about the AI future
Morris Lore | 1/9/2023

The arrival of a new and supremely articulate chatbot is a worry for anyone whose job involves the written word, including many in the telecom sector.

Xperi: New smart TVs with TiVo OS to have ‘unbiased’ recommendations
News Analysis | 1/9/2023

Google, Amazon and Apple content agendas won't interfere with Xperi's mission to bring relevant content to smart TV users.

New measures to prevent 5G from crashing planes due in February 2024
News Analysis | 1/9/2023

A new directive from the FAA would require airline operators to update aircraft by February 2024 in a bid to prevent potential interference with C-band 5G networks.

5G players could finally see action on 12GHz debate
News Analysis | 1/9/2023

If the Senate approves Gigi Sohn to the FCC, the agency could potentially move forward on some controversial topics. Chief among those in the wireless industry is the 12GHz situation.

Quickplay explores the intersection between sports and streaming
LRTV Interviews | 1/9/2023

Quickplay's Paul Pastor and Juan Martin join the podcast from CES to discuss the streaming market, including the potential for regional sports networks to pursue new models that sell individual games or team-specific packages.

Ligado may have gotten another breather
News Analysis | 1/9/2023

Inmarsat appears to have dropped its lawsuit against Ligado Networks, potentially due to Ligado's efforts to raise more money. But the company's ultimate fate remains unclear.

USAC issues RFP for help with FCC's affordable broadband programs
News Analysis | 1/9/2023

The USAC published an RFP and RFI seeking contractor and software services to help review applications to Lifeline and ACP, as well as identify and weed out fraud.

Orange quits content with sale of video assets to Vivendi
News Analysis | 1/9/2023

The French operator is the latest to give up on content production, citing tough competition from the likes of Netflix.

Eurobites: Vodafone bows out of Hungary
News Analysis | 1/9/2023

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UK pushes for London role in Arm IPO; more OneWeb birds take flight; meek get shafted on broadband, mobile deals.

I went looking for 5G at CES, and here's what I found
DanoVision | 1/6/2023

There were all kinds of weird and interesting things on this year's CES show floor. But it wasn't easy to find gadgets sporting a 5G connection. So I went looking for some.

Maxar Technologies buys Aurora Insight
News Analysis | 1/6/2023

Aurora Insight has been acquired by Maxar Technologies after Maxar announced a strategic investment into the company roughly a year ago.

Samsung eyes wider gadget ecosystem
News Analysis | 1/6/2023

Samsung's Jong-Hee Han is pledging a strategy to 'deliver on the promise of the connected experience across the key touchpoints in our lives – in our homes, cars and at work.'

YouTube needs 4.5M subs to break even on NFL Sunday Ticket – analyst
The Bauminator | 1/6/2023

Analyst Michael Nathanson is skeptical that YouTube's new deal with the NFL will be a money-maker amid challenges to drive in enough advertising and a wave of new subscribers.

Samsung suffers amid chips glut and gadgets downturn
News Analysis | 1/6/2023

The South Korean electronics giant has issued some of its most downbeat profit expectations in years.

The Buildout: Comcast awarded $67M in Georgia; NY builds its first muni network
News Analysis | 1/6/2023

This week in broadband builds: Comcast, Spectrum, Windstream and electric co-ops win millions in Georgia; New York completes first leg of municipal network; Bluepeak goes live in Sheridan, Wyoming - and more.

NCTC making 'significant progress' on MVNO deals, CEO says
News Analysis | 1/6/2023

NCTC, an organization that represents hundreds of small and midsized cable operators, hopes to execute agreements by the end of January, according to CEO Lou Borrelli.

Eurobites: Get on Deutsche Telekom's public cloud, says EU
News Analysis | 1/6/2023

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange announces its first European solar farm; HERE gets brand-specific; Virgin Media puts on its legwarmers.

Comcast-Charter streaming JV tunes in Element Electronics as smart TV partner
News Analysis | 1/5/2023

Xumo, the new brand for the JV, says Element will build a line of 4K TVs powered by Comcast's software platform in 2023. TV maker Hisense is already on board with Xumo.

Qualcomm to add Iridium satellite to phones, other gadgets
News Analysis | 1/5/2023

Qualcomm will support device-to-satellite communications on its Snapdragon chipsets via a new deal with satellite operator Iridium.

Cox Mobile sparks national launch, confirms Verizon as MVNO partner
News Analysis | 1/5/2023

Following soft launch in three markets, Cox Mobile is now available in parts of 18 states where it offers cable service. Cox Mobile is set to ramp up marketing activity around next month's Super Bowl.

FCC extends deadline for further comments on broadband labels
News Analysis | 1/5/2023

Responding to advocacy groups, the FCC extended the comment deadline on its further notice of proposed rulemaking for broadband labels until March.

China to dump $140B chip funding scheme
News Analysis | 1/5/2023

Government likely to walk away from new state funding scheme as financial issues and US sanctions take toll.

Amdocs has quietly torn up its Mycom OSI takeover plans
News Analysis | 1/5/2023

The OSS powerhouse announced a $188 million takeover of the UK service assurance company last May, but the deal is now off.

Amazon won't restore profitability with only 18,000 layoffs
Morris Lore | 1/5/2023

The e-commerce giant is reckoned to employ about 1.5 million people worldwide and would be loss-making without its cloud business.

Eurobites: Nokia appoints new head of Europe
News Analysis | 1/5/2023

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson exits something; Meta and Apple fined for personalized ads shenanigans; Olivetti feels the Benefit.

Smart TVs powered by TiVo OS to ship in the spring
News Analysis | 1/4/2023

With an initial focus on Europe, the lineup of TVs will be offered under multiple brands, including Vestel, Daewoo, Regal, Hitachi, Telefunken and JVC.

A closer look at how cable can profit in mobile
News Analysis | 1/4/2023

New Street Research analysts estimated that Charter's mobile customers generated earnings of just $3 per customer. However, they explained how that figure can be manipulated by strategies like offloading.

The oxymoron of single-vendor open RAN is on the rise
Morris Lore | 1/4/2023

With a legion of vendors now advertising themselves as 'end-to-end' providers, this year is likely to see more open RAN washing.

Global fixed broadband speeds increasing faster than mobile – Ookla
News Analysis | 1/4/2023

Ookla speedtest data from the past year shows download and upload speeds for fixed broadband increased by 28% and 30%, respectively, compared to 17% and 9% for mobile.

Roku starts to design and make its own smart TVs
News Analysis | 1/4/2023

In a move that could create tension with its existing TV manufacturing partners, Roku is taking more control of its product roadmap with the coming launch of a lineup of smart TVs designed and made by Roku.

China Broadnet's uphill battle to carve out presence
News Analysis | 1/4/2023

In its first six months of commercial service, China's fourth operator barely makes a dent despite rock-bottom prices.

AT&T's new fiber JV is smaller than expected, but still noteworthy
News Analysis | 1/4/2023

With 1.5 million planned fiber locations, the Gigapower joint venture from AT&T and BlackRock is smaller than some analysts had expected. But it's still worth watching.

US tech retail sales to dip in 2023 in wake of pandemic-fueled surge – forecast
News Analysis | 1/4/2023

Amid a 'looming recession' and ongoing inflation, US tech retail revenues will drop to $485 billion in 2023, a decline that follows a three-year surge that peaked at $512 billion in 2021, predicts the CTA.

FCC seeks more input on digital discrimination rules
News Analysis | 1/4/2023

After an initial round of public comments last year, the FCC is soliciting 'focused comment on the rules we should adopt' to end digital discrimination.

Eurobites: Vodafone trials 2-Gig broadband in York with CityFibre
News Analysis | 1/4/2023

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT invests in drone management technology; Euro-IX slams EU 'traffic tax' proposals; O2 offers inducements.

Vodafone under pressure to reveal next CEO
News Analysis | 1/4/2023

Olaf Swantee, Vivek Badrinath, Stephen Carter: the list of potential CEOs seems to grow with each passing week amid continuing speculation over Nick Read's successor.

Following Senate victory, Biden looks to double down on net neutrality
News Analysis | 1/3/2023

President Biden is reportedly poised to renominate Gigi Sohn to the FCC. The move would appear to signal his intention to move forward with net neutrality guidelines.

3G in the US rides into the sunset
News Analysis | 1/3/2023

Verizon confirmed that it shut down its 3G network on December 31, 2022. That means all three of the nation's big wireless network operators have now discontinued 3G.

Germany's 1&1 is way behind its open RAN targets
News Analysis | 1/3/2023

Germany's newest operator announced its network launch this week after suffering delays blamed on Vantage Towers last year.

More than 100K expected to attend CES 2023
LRTV Interviews | 1/3/2023

'It's gonna be a big event,' says Steve Koenig, VP of research, Consumer Technology Association. Digital services and elements and components of the so-called metaverse are among areas to be highlighted, he says.

iPhone cold turkey for Christmas
Morris Lore | 1/3/2023

Smartphone addiction is now a global menace, but cooking your device alongside the roast veg is not recommended as a way out.

Eurobites: KPN acquires Itzos for healthcare data boost
News Analysis | 1/3/2023

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Enea bags signaling security contract; Swantee takes a swipe at telco incumbents; T-Mobile Polska in advertising trouble.

Huawei back to business as usual, says co-chair
News Analysis | 1/3/2023

Huawei halts revenue decline and says the future is green and digital.

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