AT&T, Dish are duking it out with broadcasters as carriage contracts near their end and potential TV blackouts loom.
Dish inked fiber agreements with Everstream, Segra, Uniti and Zayo in order to connect its planned 5G cell towers with the country's wider Internet backbone.
Ajit Pai will step down from the FCC on January 20, paving the way for an incoming Biden administration to rework the US government agency in charge of the telecom industry.
Due to higher-than-expected 5G take-up in China, Ericsson raises its global 5G subscription forecast from 190 million to 220 million by the end of the year.
COVID-19, an IT overhaul and the swap-out of Huawei equipment are all consuming the attention of Susan Buttsworth, Three's chief operating officer.
Cable op started offering its xFi Advanced Security product as a free add-on to millions of customers using eligible gateways back in January.
Japan and India are set to sign a memorandum of understanding to offset the growing influence of China in the country, according to media reports.
RCS-based platform 5G messaging, developed by the three big Chinese operators, looks set to make its commercial debut.
The Trump administration appears poised to add Shanghai's Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp to a list of companies linked to China's military.
The UK government is intervening in its telecom sector to a dangerous degree as it backs specific firms and technologies.
Lucerne Capital Management outlines its objections in a hard-hitting letter to the Altice Europe board.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UK explores satellite/5G combo; Apple fined by Italian regulator over iPhone claims; Saudi Telecom's CEO to step down.
To gain a deeper understanding of the managed Wi-Fi actions and attitudes of small and mid-sized cable operators, we interviewed 11 cable executives during Q4 2020.
No. 1 US cable operator plans to raise monthly rates for both cable TV and Internet service on January 1, along with its 'hidden' broadcast TV and regional sports network fees.
From April, the UK's new Digital Markets Unit will go after the biggest tech firms and enforce a new code about how they deal with rivals and users.
The US Department of Defense's test network is part of a $600 million project that is intended to strengthen the US in its 5G competitiveness.
NTIA has floated a technology called IIC that would allow US military commanders to tell operators like AT&T and Verizon when they can – and can't – use government spectrum for 5G.
India's Bharti Airtel has significantly consolidated its position as it puts up an intense fight against Jio for market leadership.
European Commission sees no problem in FiberCop's ownership structure and its absorption of Telecom Italia's last-mile network assets.
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Southeast Asian telco group Axiata has bounced back from its mid-year pandemic slump, doubling Q3 earnings on revenue growth and stronger cost management.
Ren Zhengfei urges Honor employees to turn the budget brand into Huawei's biggest rival.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Plymouth hosts 5G marine testbed; Ericsson upgrades Mozambique's TMCEL; Swisscom spotlights 5G startups.
Commercial rollout slated to start December 3. Without additional 5G capacity, said Orange, current networks will reach saturation point by 2022.
ByteDance has received a short extension to sell TikTok's US operations, but its real strategy appears to be to wait for the Biden administration.
...and China Mobile's in trouble too.
As the company transitions from old-school telco to cloud edge provider, it is deploying cloud edge nodes across the US and overseas.
Iliad-owned operator expresses confidence about the future thanks to 'healthy core business momentum.'
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica edges towards Andalusia; Nokia helps Graz cut it as a smart city; Tele2 beefs up IoT offer with Cisco.
Several top Nokia executives are heading for the door, creating a challenge for Nokia's new CEO, Pekka Lundmark, as he works to assert control.
South Korea's SK Telecom has data center and AI-as-a-service ambitions for its new AI chip, 1.5 times faster than a GPU but half the price.
New Light Reading e-book sponsored by Harmonic highlights some of the early advances made by cable operators and vendors in virtualizing the industry's access networks and expanding their capacity.
A Spanish joint venture is on the cards, says El Economista, but Másmovíl flatly denies it's negotiating anything with Vodafone.
A week after disposing of its low-tier handset unit, Huawei has reshaped its consumer business to target the fast-growing smart car market in the world.
Offer for the owner of France's SFR and Portugal's MEO to run until January 21.
In the latest study by Parks Associates, more than three fifths (61%) of US consumers subscribe to at least two OTT services and nearly half (45%) subscribe to three or more.
Cogent, one of the world's largest ISPs, offers customers and competitors the ability to create their own global network, across its entire footprint, while paying on a per-usage basis.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia and A1 switch on private network for Siemens; BT and Transatel renew MVNOs partnership; TIM and Google combine on 'Voice Smart' calling.
Rajesh Mishra, Parallel Wireless' CTO, and Kaitki Agarwal, Parallel's chief product officer, are leaving the company to start A5G Networks, which will focus on open RAN orchestration.
A startup backed by some of Qualcomm's former top executives is looking to test advanced MIMO technology running on open RAN specifications.
Mavenir is now one of the world's five largest suppliers of mobile core networking technology, which is essentially the brain of a wireless network.
Coopérative de Câblodistribution de L'Arrière Pays (CCAP) has increased its top broadband speeds by 10X and HD and 4K channels by 34% after adopting Adara's bandwidth reclamation solution.
Telecommunications Bill advocates fines of up to 10% of turnover for failure to phase out 'high-risk vendors' – and $133,000 per day for repeat offenders.
Indian service provider suggests setting up new Optic Fiber Regulatory Authority for the 'faster, transparent and economic rollout of fiber' in the country.
Mobile malware saw a significant increase in the third quarter, with people spending more time on their mobiles, and Asia at the center of the outbreak.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: KPN maps out the way ahead; Vodafone suffers German outage; MTS, Ericsson combine on private network for Russian mine.
The UK-based operator signals progress with ambition to take South African startup's IoT solutions global.
Broadband player prepares to activate customers on assets held by FiberCop, part of Italy's plan to create a single national network.
The promo that combines T-Mobile's TVision Live and Vibe packages has no specified end date and arrives amid complaints from programmers.
'The market should understand that Dish and the DEs have a good chance of prevailing in court,' according to some financial analysts. At issue is billions in AWS-3 spectrum.
Now that communications service providers have re-asserted their relevance, they have an unparalleled opportunity to boost their influence and involvement in the post-COVID world.
Operator confirms it will extend usage-based data policy and unlimited data option to its northeast division starting next year, matching up with policies already in place in the MSO's central and west divisions.
5G lacks clear business models and its performance falls short in uplink, latency, security and energy efficiency, according to China Unicom's Chi Yongsheng.
Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has told India's Department of Telecommunications that domestic vendors' bids for its 4G tender are unviable as they come in at 90% more than those from global vendors.
Following millions of dollars in investments in 2020, DataBank is planning for more than a dozen data center buildouts next year.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: why the UK needs a Brexit data deal; Nokia lands China Mobile IoT contract; Vodafone targets net zero carbon by 2040.
Once the process of bringing 128 into Juniper amps up next year, it will be clearer how this acquisition repositions Juniper in the WAN space, and whether this move can improve Juniper's service provider business.
Charter and Altice USA among the logical candidates for a new Apple TV remote from Universal Electronics optimized for pay-TV service providers.
The fiber network construction specialist, which counts Level 3 exec Kevin O'Hara as a founder, has been on a buying spree to help meet rising buildout demands among large, midsized and rural players.
Apple's plans to move production of devices away from China received a boost with partners entering India through the government's Production-Linked Scheme.
T-Mobile claims San Francisco officials are not moving fast enough to approve its 5G cell site upgrades. The company's lawsuit again highlights the tensions between industry and city regulators.
Addition of engineering services company aimed at enhancing Accenture's 5G network design and management pitch to enterprise clients in Spain, Portugal.
Japan's communications minister attacked the three largest carriers' tariffs, saying despite recent moves 'they're promising mutton but selling dog.'
French operations see return to EBITDA growth in the third quarter after Q2 decline.
Buoyed by its experiences with Rakuten, the Japanese manufacturer is entering a market with few homegrown options.
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Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: More 5G delays in Belgium; little hope for mobile consolidation in Sweden; Virgin Media, O2 merger to be investigated by UK; Presidio buys Arkphire.
Cable company Altice and satellite companies Globalstar and Viasat were among the 74 entities that registered interest in the C-band auction, but they are not among the final 57 qualified bidders.
By snapping up the remaining 51% stake of a wholesale broadband venture with Eutelsat, Viasat will ramp up its business in EMEA amid plans to launch a high-capacity ViaSat-3 satellite for the region.
With patchy coverage, high costs and a roaming headache, the ailing IoT standard desperately needs resuscitation.
Internet companies ranging from SpaceMobile to Lynk to Telesat are touting newly eased government positions in their quest to launch thousands of satellites into orbit.
YouTube TV, Hulu and other virtual MVPDs raked in 1.5 million subs in Q3, but a top industry analyst wonders if OTT-TV providers will be exposed to sports-related, seasonal churn trends.
FedEx is working with Dell and Switch to build mini data centers in its facilities for edge computing. What the company might do with those resources could have implications for 5G.
Buoyed by demand for gaming chips and data center tech, US chipmaker sees record revenue of $4.73bn – yet shares slide 3% on supply chain worries and Mellanox.
Indonesia wants to speed up its journey to 5G, but lack of spectrum is again the biggest obstacle – so far 1310MHz of a promised 2047MHz for 5G is available.
The EU's auditor says Brussels has been slow to tackle anticompetitive behavior by big tech firms, as Brussels and Washington pursue investigations.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson upgrades CETIN's Czech network; Nokia touts 25G PON; Arcep lays down the law on FTTP line rental.
Government agencies and the military still occupy the spectrum bands that are the most economical for a 5G rollout.
France-based operator raises 2020 sales guidance after reporting growth in Q3 and first nine months of the year.
The UK-based operator is to launch a 4G service in Ireland using open RAN products provided by Parallel Wireless and hardware partners.
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Operator says it won't extend a new offer after the deadline on its latest, greatest offer expires.
TVision Home, the predecessor to the company's revamped, small-bundle TVision streaming service, will be shut down on December 30.
In 2016, operators and governments waved through a merger between Alcatel-Lucent and Nokia. Now they complain there are too few suppliers.
Envisioning scale that will require video streaming in the hundreds of terabits, Disney is exploring a distribution mesh that ties together CDNs, its own appliances and open caches deployed at network edges.
Borje Ekholm says Swedish authorities went too far in barring Chinese suppliers from 5G, but it's also in Ericsson's interests to keep China sweet.
Facing lawsuits and regulatory pressure in Washington and Brussels, Apple is halving small businesses' commission on the App Store.
EdgeQ raised $51 million. Celona banked $30 million. And they're not alone. 'Yes, there is more funding available for 5G startups than in the past,' said Amar Kapadai of startup Aarna Networks.
According to new reports, Dish Network may not get access to discounted AWS-3 spectrum licenses for its 5G efforts, following an FCC ruling on the matter.
In partnership with Bravo's 'The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City,' Watchwith will enable viewers to interact with cast members and participate in polls that unlock exclusive clips from the reality TV series.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT seeks quantum 5G leap, taps Ciena's Blue Planet; Deutsche Telekom tackles 5G-powered soccer-streaming trial; MTS sees revenue rise, despite everything.
Elon Musk's SpaceX wants satellite broadband approved as part of a consultation on broadband penetration, with a view to launching Starlink in India in 2021.
Latest milestone was achieved in Finland using mmWave spectrum in the 26GHz band.
The company, which paid $545,999 for five CBRS priority access licenses in Iowa and Illinois, plans to roll out the technology in its factories in 2022.
The Light Reading podcast welcomes Steve Vogelsang, the CTO of IP and optical networks at Nokia.
By simultaneously sending and receiving wireless signals over the same spectrum frequency, full duplex technology may dramatically improve spectral efficiency.
Frost & Sullivan's Roopa Honnachari explains how COVID-19 has impacted growth in the SD-WAN and cloud services markets, plus her forecasts for growth over the next few years.
'O-RAN for me is interesting at this point in time, but there's a host of unanswered questions around IP, around R&D, around system integration,' said T-Mobile's Neville Ray.
Fetching $69.99, telco's upgraded 'Stream TV' device features Verizon's user interface and connects users to a multitude of apps, including Disney+, Netflix, YouTube TV and Hulu.
This week: Jeff Baumgartner on the state of satellite broadband and what differentiates existing competitors.
Vodafone's tower business spin-off sees a clear path for growth; sets aside $1.2 billion of leverage capacity 'to fund larger opportunities.'
This brings total funding to $332 million for the Israel-based secure access service edge (SASE) provider. In addition, Cato claims the company is valued at $1 billion.
5G's global consumer market will be worth $31 trillion in cumulative revenue by 2030, $3.7 trillion to providers, predict Ericsson and Omdia.
Pay-TV packages from T-Mobile's new streaming service, which have caught some heat from programmers, generate a gross profit margin of about 30%, according to an economic analysis by Evercore ISI.
Lockdowns are helping the world's biggest telcos to lighten the workforce load as they try to safeguard profits.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telecom Italia and Google launch AI Academy; Nokia deploys Internet gateway in Iraq; Wifinity acquires PCCW Global Networks.
The Chinese equipment maker has confirmed the sale of its mid- to low-end device unit.
Group maintains a fast pace of rollouts in France and Italy, with a corresponding impact on EBITDAal minus capex.
Partnership to create Open 5G Lab to support the development of 5G use cases for different vertical sectors.
Former FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler points out a few things that the Trump administration has ignored and holds out hope that the next president will get serious about broadband.
In addition to examining the evolution of UCaaS, Niernberg explains how a managed approach to SASE assists enterprises in navigating the crowded market of so many security and SD-WAN vendors.
Apple faces new complaints before German and Spanish regulators that its online tracking code in iOS devices breaks European Union data privacy law.
In addition to the firewalls protecting network traffic at a packet level, Masergy is providing customers with Fortinet's secure web gateway (SWG) service for IP traffic protection at the application level in the cloud and on-premises.
EU's internal market commissioner talks tough ahead of releasing draft 'ex-ante' rules designed to keep large online platform providers in check.
The work of physically installing radios on top of cell towers is often the most expensive part of any wireless network buildout. Dish Network said it will use 20,000 Crown Castle towers for 5G.
The company's second cloud-native acquisition in as many months shows it is looking to add to its development resources for cloud applications and programming.
WarnerMedia is still in discussions to get the new supersized streaming service distributed on Roku players and Roku TVs.
One of China's big three service providers hits the SA milestone on its path to a cloud-network revamp.
The European telco giant is restructuring amid the pandemic as it tries to protect profitability in a low-growth market.
Minim, a Wi-Fi and security software company run by former Dyn execs, is pairing with Zoom Telephonics, a supplier of cable modems, gateways and other CPE products sold under the Motorola brand.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange gets its tax back; OBS digitizes Tricolor's contact center; Virgin Media launches basic broadband plan for UK welfare claimants.
That acquisition, which includes products for new remote MACPHY architectures, is expected to represent an incremental revenue boost of 10% to 15% for Vecima in fiscal 2021.
AT&T plans to shutter its 3G network in the early part of 2022. But the company, and some top analysts, don't expect the action to affect many of the 40.5 million cars connected to AT&T.
Vertical Systems Group's Erin Dunne explains how organizations such as MEF are impacting the standardization of SD-WAN, and shares predictions on how the SD-WAN market might fare in 2021.
Six-country deal to push towerco's assets to over 100,000 sites, while Hong Kong group plans share buyback program.
US investors barred from Chinese firms deemed to have links with the country's military. China Mobile and China Telecom among the 31 blacklisted companies.
HughesNet's Pradman Kaul notes that 80% of traffic is for latency-insensitive video services and believes that HughesNet's economic model holds an advantage over Starlink's.
The Commerce Department appeals its dispute with ByteDance, day after the original deadline for the Chinese company to divest TikTok's US operations.
As communications service providers continue to wrestle with the speed and the shape of their digital transformation, Light Reading's editor in chief, Phil Harvey, and ServiceNow's GM and AVP for global telecom, media and technology, Chris Bauschka, sit down for a brief chat on the progress of digital transformation initiatives across the global telecom landscape.
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Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Three Ireland chooses Viavi for 5G testing; Three UK leaves stranded customers high and dry; Telia goes underground; Telenor brainstorms AI.
US operators like Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile are exploring replacing China's cheap handset manufacturers with Indian companies, as the trade war continues.
AI, drones and fast uplinks are among the technologies that could feature in what comes next.
The Japanese company is pitching its tools and applications to other service providers and says it can satisfy demands for ownership and data privacy.
Hulu ends period with 32.5 million SVoD subs and 4.1 million customers on Hulu's pay-TV streaming service as The Mouse continues its pivot toward streaming and direct-to-consumer video services.
Chuck Robbins talks up a 'solid start' to the fiscal year as Cisco gains more visibility into its business. Overall revenues slipped in Q1, Cisco expects revenues to be flat or rise 2% in fiscal Q2.
Verizon officials outlined the company's 5G buildout efforts, as well as 5G revenue opportunities spanning 5G smartphones, 5G fixed wireless services and edge computing.
CEO Brett Lindsey joins the podcast to discuss the company's strategy around building fiber networks in the Midwest.
Spectrum Enterprise now serves as a subcontractor for connectivity and other services to Core Technologies (CTI), one of a small group of players bidding for Enterprise Infrastructure Services government projects.
The German operator seems to be outperforming its European rivals and can still count on the US market for growth.
The Trump administration appears to have forgotten about its November 12 deadline for ByteDance to divest US operations of the TikTok app.
The government has cleared the Production Linked Incentive scheme supporting 4G, 5G, next-generation RAN, IoT access, enterprise and wireless equipment.
This week: Iain Morris breaks down a deal for France's Orange to acquire a controlling stake in Telekom Romania Communications (TRC).
The first 5G phones from Apple and Google are barely out of the box, yet both companies have joined the Next G Alliance to 'advance North American mobile technology leadership in 6G.'
The e-commerce giant's telecom revolution has yet to attract many followers. That may be about to change.
With eye to NBN sell-off, Telstra embarks on sweeping restructure, breaking into three entities including a tower business, and reveals energy reseller ambitions.
Singapore-based operator continues to feel the effects of the pandemic in H1 FY21, but sees signs of 'modest recovery.'
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Tele2 launches LTE-M network; BT goes large on SD-WAN; Sky chooses Amdocs for charging.
Verizon's Ronan Dunne said the operator's new cable MVNO deals ensure that 'we're their primary provider of connectivity for the foreseeable future.'
Predictably solid results are sweetened by an AWS deal expansion, making the cloud giant the preferred provider for Amdocs' internal IT transformation.
New 'Self Protection' service features connected HD cameras along with 24/7 video recording for Comcast broadband customers with gateways outfitted with company's 'xFi' home network management platform.
128 Technology's President Sue Graham Johnston joins the podcast to explain the company's approach to improving user experience of the network with session-aware routers, and how enterprises can develop security strategies to protect their assets.
TiVo/Xperi will turn its patent licensing focus to international markets, starting with Canada, along with a renewed focus on the growing and evolving OTT and video streaming market, exec says.
The Internet giant is in hot water over allegations it abused its position in the huge Asian market.
C Spire is using equipment from Nokia to deploy non-standalone 5G across its PCS, 700MHz and 600MHz spectrum holdings, with plans to add 28GHz in the future.
US supplier adds 2G/3G capabilities to its cloud-native 4G/5G converged packet core and open RAN solution; sets up 'Center of Innovation' in the UK.
There are still no consumer applications that need the higher-speed technology, and the enterprise sector could take years to develop.
Amazon has broken EU rules by using small vendors' data to compete unfairly with them, says the European Commission following a two-year investigation.
Europe's most dilapidated national incumbent has cut 20% of staff numbers in the last five years and is now divesting stakes in its prized assets.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: masts still under attack, says Three CEO; Orange connects West Africa; Telefónica virtualizes the factory with 5G.
Finnish vendor unveils service that allows machine learning to be deployed at the edge for automated network fixes.
The companies once labeled 'irrelevant' by T-Mobile's former CEO are now accounting for roughly 8% of the industry's new mobile subscribers. And they're not stopping there.
OTT-TV service says Q3 2020 was its strongest quarter yet amid the return of live televised sports.
Dan Whalen joins cable network-focused supplier as operators begin to beef up the upstream and embark on significant HFC network upgrades.
Consortium of buyers, including tech investment firms backed by the government of Shenzhen, agree on a deal for the Chinese supplier's budget smartphone business.
What should customers and the telecom industry expect as the industry starts preparing for its next generation?
Paul Garnett is no longer heading up Microsoft's Airband initiative, a move that coincides with the company's shift in focus to expand broadband in urban as well as rural areas.
The Internet 'bent but did not break,' research firm concludes.
Asia's ride-hailing unicorn continues move into payments and banking, becoming minority investor in the Indonesia-based e-wallet and mobile money provider.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson announcement prompts shares plunge; Telia launches FWA 5G in Norway; France's OVH strikes cloud deal with Google.
Proposed agreement, which would make SCTE a subsidiary of CableLabs, will be voted on by SCTE/ISBE members on December 10.
Companies ink a long-term patent license deal that puts an end to years of nasty litigation.
T-Mobile plans to launch its 5G fixed wireless Internet service next year. And the operator isn't the only one with high hopes for the technology.
Word that the pioneering video 'place-shifting' device is being discontinued, with plans to render all Slingboxes interoperable in two years, comes many months after the manufacturing of Slingboxes was halted.
President Trump fired the Secretary of Defense who signed off on a 5G spectrum-sharing project. What that means, alongside a likely President Biden, remains unclear.
Heavy Reading's Sterling Perrin and Light Reading's Phil Harvey recap the recent 5G Transport & Networking Strategies symposium, and they discuss network slicing in transport networks, how Verizon is handling its 5G traffic and how the increasing importance of edge computing is shaping optical networking technologies and spending.
German and South Korean service providers spot an opportunity to pioneer the development of 5G repeaters.
New services deal for campus networks underlines the close relationship between the two companies.
More than half of the chipmaker's record $156.6 million in Q3 revenues came from the acquisition of Intel's home connectivity unit that develops silicon for Wi-Fi and DOCSIS modems and gateways.
Despite losing $1.3 billion in a tech stock buying spree, Masayoshi Son's conglomerate profits after big tech stakes and a Chinese startup's IPO.
Zoom agreed a settlement with the US Federal Trade Commission over complaints it misrepresented the security of its videoconferencing platform to users.
Petragon on probation until it has corrected violations of Apple's supplier code of conduct.
Dish Network is set to join AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile in operating a 5G network. Here are the executives, vendors and government-mandated timeline it's using.
As fresh OTT-TV competition enters the picture, Dish added 116,000 total pay-TV subs in Q3 as Sling TV bounced back with 203,000 additions, offsetting a loss of 74,000 satellite TV customers.
French operator pays €268 million ($318 million) for a business that will support its regional 'convergence' strategy.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ucell opts for Nexign on billing; Proximus does deal with Citymesh; Telecom Italia joins government broadband voucher scheme.
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In part two of this series, Ruth Rowan emphasizes the importance of keeping the 'why' for a rebranding front and center, as well as how to minimize confusion and improve the employee and customer experience.
Dish now expects to have some small, preliminary markets deployed in Q1 2021, and a major market up and running by Q3 2021, and remains 'on track' to meet its FCC buildout obligations.
Apple faces a federal class action suit arguing it hid shrinking Chinese iPhone demand, costing pensions funds and other investors billions.
Barry French will leave his job as chief marketing officer at the end of the year, he reveals in a LinkedIn update.
T-Mobile reported 689,000 postpaid phone net customer additions during the third quarter, while AT&T notched 452,000 and Verizon posted 283,000.
Optical/IP technology specialist beats analyst estimates with Q3 results.
An attempt to resurrect the issue would be fantastic for lawyers and rule makers but an expensive distraction for everyone else.
Optical security and performance products buoyed by strong 3D sensing demand star performer, field instrument recovery anticipated as 5G rollout accelerates.
South Korean telco KT Corp has recorded a sharp fall in operating profit in a quarterly result salvaged only by an accounting change.
The non-profit broadcast TV streaming service has reached 1.7 million users nationwide, with enough donors on board to pay the bills, pay down debt and to help fund expansion, David Goodfriend says.
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Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: MTS chooses Canonical's Charmed OpenStack; ETNO doesn't like German proposals on metadata use; Swisscom's eSIM tech makes damn fine cups of coffee.
T-Mobile's financial results exceeded Wall Street expectations 'by a mile,' according to some financial analysts. The situation may position T-Mobile to take a commanding lead in 5G.
Cable op also notes that CBRS spectrum won at auction is for Wisper Internet, a Cable One-backed fixed wireless ISP.
Comcast said it wants to 'evaluate coverage, throughput and mobility of equipment and facilities' in C-band spectrum ahead of the FCC's December auction of licenses in the band.
IBM assembled 35 companies, ranging from Nokia to Cisco, to underpin its new 'Cloud for Telecommunications' offering for 5G network operators.
David Zaslav questions whether T-Mobile's new service has the right to package Discovery's top channels in TVision's $10 per month 'Vibe' streaming service.
American Tower's new deal comes with 'high sticker shock,' but it reflects the long-term value investors see in the ownership of towers amid a 5G rollout.
The full divestment of its infrastructure assets would turn the service provider from landlord into tenant.
A special purpose acquisition company run by former Citigroup banker Michael Klein is reportedly interested in buying a stake in AT&T's satellite TV business.
In this Women in Comms mentor spotlight, CMO Ruth Rowan shares the challenges and lessons learned as she led the charge in rebranding dozens of tech companies across multiple countries.
Chuck Treadway, who took the reins last month, has until Q3 2021 to assess and present his long-term plan for the company, board chairman says.
South Korea mobile leader SK Telecom has posted a 44% spike in third-quarter earnings, driven once again by non-core businesses.
Light Reading's Mike Dano and Heavy Reading's Gabriel Brown recap the first day of the 5G Transport & Networking Strategies symposium and discuss topics including network slicing and open RAN.
Verizon's CBRS spectrum purchases stretch across a variety of US markets. But the operator did not purchase spectrum in its most congested markets, according to Tutela.
The attention may be shifting from mobile to fixed broadband in India's telecom sector.
Saddled with debt, the cable company is still losing customers in two markets and faces mounting infrastructure rivalry in the UK.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: CityFibre announces £1.5 billion investment; Telefónica spins out digital mental healthcare provider; Arcep's 5G observatory.
With Christmas stockings to fill with iPhone 12s, Apple wrestles with coronavirus-disrupted supply chains, plus Huawei hoarding, in the scarce chip market.
Chipset manufacturer said its investments in 5G 'are coming to fruition.'
Emerging-markets operator has appointed CTOs at individual country level to drive market-specific digital strategies.
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China's telecoms regulator counts fully 600,000 5G basestations in the country. Meantime, one analyst firm has recorded sales of just 6 million 5G phones in the US this year.
Virtualized network operator scraps fees for contract sign-up and number portability in a bid to stimulate demand.
The company is heavily reliant on NTT's optical fiber network and worried competition may be distorted.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Enea touts network data layer breakthrough; Inmarsat moves billing to the cloud with CSG; Cambridge Consultants takes to the skies.
Middle Eastern telco giant Zain expands its Kuwait and Saudi Arabia 5G coverage and unveils a data park to build cloud business.
The Spanish company's footprint has grown tenfold since 2014 and its buying spree goes on, but investors look happy.
Two of India's operators are scrapping over customers while its third private-sector player remains in the doldrums.
A pick-the-winners approach seems to be taking shape in several big markets. That and some questionable operator interventions could work out badly.
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NASA, T-Mobile and Verizon are among the companies fretting over SpaceMobile's plans to beam 5G from satellites. But AT&T thinks the whole thing could be 'a game changer.'
Per the terms being discussed, Walmart would promote smart TVs running Comcast software and get a cut of recurring revenue, the WSJ says.
Increase of $5 per month won't apply to Charter customers who bundle broadband with the operator's traditional pay-TV service.
Following recent reports of low-ball bids for its satellite TV unit, AT&T is looking to sell off a sizable minority stake of its DirecTV, U-verse and streaming pay-TV operations.
Companies like Crown Castle and SBA Communications still expect to derive growth from catalysts like Dish Network's 5G plans and the C-band auction. But the timing remains somewhat unclear.
Vonage's Jay Patel shares UC customer use cases where Domino's Pizza and Siemens are utilizing capabilities such as Vonage's Voice and Video APIs.
Huawei argues moves by Romania and Poland to exclude it from their 5G infrastructures breach EU guidelines, hinting at a possible legal challenge.
Network vendor reached a 'major turning point' in Q3 2020 as revenues from Casa's fixed telco and wireless business overtook its core cable business for the first time, CEO Jerry Guo says.
Tighter price controls, energy reforms and supplying basestations directly from the grid could help to lower expenses.
Global investment group plans to exploit the newly liberalized telecoms tower market in the Philippines.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson completes Cradlepoint acquisition; BT takes 5G to university; Nokia faces knock-back in patents battle with Lenovo.
T-Mobile's new OTT-TV service is a good start, but will likely need to morph and change if it's to generate mass appeal.
Dish Network said it will use Intel's Xeon Scalable Processor, Ethernet 800 Series network adapter, vRAN Dedicated Accelerator ACC100 and FlexRAN software reference architecture.
The MVNO acquisition, plus the launch of digital brand Gomo, marks a concerted Optus push into 'budget-friendly' markets.
One of the open RAN frontrunners has blamed 'market volatility' for the postponement of its IPO plans.
Whalen, an exec late of Adtran and CommScope, succeeds Charlie Vogt as CEO. Whalen takes over as ATX looks to elevate its role in HFC network upgrades.
Dish Network is offering the US Department of Defense a dedicated slice of its planned 5G network, as well as ways for the DoD to deploy services in its own spectrum holdings.
The emerging technology lacks the feature set of traditional gear, says one of its developers.
UK businesses are lagging badly in adopting new tech ranging from 5G to IoT, viewing it as a cost and not an investment, a YouGov and BT survey says.
Operator sees improved performance in most markets during Q3, and announces the appointment of a new group MD.
A pledge to use open RAN at 2,600 UK sites will present various technical challenges but marks the biggest commitment yet by a brownfield player in a developed market.
Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners is teaming with Patriot Media to nab Astound, a service provider conglomerate includes RCN, Grande Communications, Wave Broadband and enTouch.