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Equinix scores $1.7 billion in Q2 revenue plus Fortune 500 status
News Analysis | 7/30/2021

The data center specialist expects total revenues for 2021 to range between $6.6 and $6.7 billion, a 10% to 11% increase since 2020.

Bell, Rogers and Telus nab Canada's midband 5G spectrum
News Analysis | 7/30/2021

The auction made roughly 200MHz of spectrum available, but 50MHz was reserved for smaller bidders. Rogers doled out the largest amount of cash, with total bids of around $2.6 billion.

Podcast: Gary Bolton on training the next wave of fiber techs
LRTV Interviews | 7/30/2021

Gary Bolton, president and CEO of the Fiber Broadband Association, discusses the newly launched Optical Telecom Installation Certification (OpTIC) program, a new training and certification curriculum for fiber techs in North America.

Casa Systems says cable network upgrade activity is heating up
News Analysis | 7/30/2021

Not all of that action showed up in the Q2 numbers, but Casa is seeing operator interest head toward next-gen projects such as distributed access architectures, virtual CCAPs and 'high-split' upstream upgrades.

Amazon's cloud and ads rocket even as growth slows
News Analysis | 7/30/2021

Amazon's rocketing growth has come down to earth as people leave home, but its AWS and ads businesses are climbing sky-high.

Huawei, once a 5G leader, can't offer 5G in its newest phones
News Analysis | 7/30/2021

Huawei's new smartphones won't have 5G. Instead, they will use Qualcomm chips to connect to 4G networks. It's a shocking turnabout for a company that was just last year the world's biggest smartphone vendor.

Liberty Global Q2 slowdown in customer net add
News Analysis | 7/30/2021

Strides made in revenue and adjusted EBITDA. Iliad submits a non-binding offer for UPC Poland.

Xavier Niel launches bid to take Iliad private
News Analysis | 7/30/2021

French billionaire pursues his goal of becoming a leading telecoms player in Europe with a €3.1 billion offer.

Broadband pace slows at Charter year-over-year, but still beats estimates
News Analysis | 7/30/2021

Overall cable sales activity decelerated in Q2 2021, but Charter still managed to deliver another 400,000 broadband subs and tack on another 265,000 mobile lines in the period.

Telefónica back to black between firesales, fiber
News Analysis | 7/30/2021

Telefónica sees net debt dip 30% between tower sales and O2-Virgin. Latin America suggests it can actually earn money, not just sell family silver.

WiCipedia: What's it like being the only girl in STEM class?
WiCipedia | 7/30/2021

This week in our WiC roundup: Nearly half of women feel they are overlooked for promotions; there's a new CEO in robot-land; and what it's like being the only girl in class.

Exploring 5G security strategy considerations
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase | 7/30/2021

Albert Lew, director of product line management from Juniper Networks, joins Light Reading Editor Phil Harvey to discuss some of the key strategy considerations when it comes to 5G security.

T-Mobile execs won't sweat losses to AT&T, Dish
News Analysis | 7/29/2021

AT&T outpaced T-Mobile in postpaid customer additions, and Dish Network plans to shift its business away from T-Mobile. But in response, T-Mobile raised its customer and financial growth expectations.

The keys to unlocking the operator's path to super-aggregation
Guest Perspectives | 7/29/2021

To realize this pursuit, operators must explore and understand the benefits of streaming, optimize their backends for streaming and pursue low-latency techniques and capabilities.

Samsung boosts income 73% on higher chip prices, demand
News Analysis | 7/29/2021

Samsung Electronics has ridden the chip shortage to deliver boost earnings and revenue despite a fall in handset sales.

BT shares slide on Q1 dip, heated broadband rivalry
News Analysis | 7/29/2021

The UK incumbent nonetheless continues to make quiet progress in trimming costs.

Facebook sees 56% growth but fears regulators, iOS
News Analysis | 7/29/2021

Facebook recorded its fastest growth in five years, but iOS has yet to bite, and politicians increasingly blame it for vaccine misinformation.

Could Inmarsat offer the world's best private 5G network?
News Analysis | 7/29/2021

Under a plan crafted by Nokia's former CEO, satellite provider Inmarsat plans to come down to Earth and build terrestrial, private 5G networks in places like ports, straits and airports.

Podcast: NTT tracks Kaseya ransomware attack
LRTV Interviews | 7/29/2021

The Kaseya ransomware attack is the latest in a trend of bad actors working together to target the supply chain.

Peacock's global streaming strategy takes flight with Sky
News Analysis | 7/29/2021

Comcast and NBCU execs insist that the relatively new streaming service can scale up and succeed without M&A, but left the door open to partnerships that can push global distribution.

Orange hails stronger Q2 amid fiber splurge
News Analysis | 7/29/2021

Spain remains the group's problem child in Q2, as group revenue growth accelerates and core profits stabilize further.

Congress may ask for 100Mbit/s download speeds in 'underserved' areas
News Analysis | 7/29/2021

The draft of the broadband section of the new infrastructure bill seems to show that Congress is gently moving the goalposts on what qualifies as an adequately served broadband community.

Comcast hints at accelerated DOCSIS 4.0 rollout as it rakes in more broadband subs in Q2
News Analysis | 7/29/2021

Broadband gains also fueled the addition of 280,000 mobile lines in Q2, a quarterly record that sent Xfinity Mobile's grand total past 3.38 million lines.

Virgin dooms DOCSIS in UK with fiber-for-all plan
News Analysis | 7/29/2021

The UK operator is likely to have jettisoned its cable network by the late 2020s as it embarks on a big full-fiber rollout.

Service management and orchestration unlocking the true potential of open RAN
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase | 7/29/2021

Learn about key considerations and success factors for O-RAN Service Management and Orchestration (SMO) and RAN Intelligent Controller (RIC) implementation, and how Juniper is addressing the problem of network slicing in 5G networks.

Nokia, firing on most cylinders, expects an extra €1B in sales
News Analysis | 7/29/2021

The Finnish equipment maker's share price soars in Helsinki after it lifts guidance on a strong set of results.

Qualcomm sings a song of diversification
News Analysis | 7/29/2021

Qualcomm has begun touting its IoT business, which posted $1.4 billion in revenues during Qualcomm's most recent quarter, a figure that's up 83% from the same quarter a year ago.

'Accelerated move churn' halts Altice USA's broadband momentum in Q2
News Analysis | 7/28/2021

On the mobile side, Altice USA remains happy with its T-Mobile deal, but is keeping an eye on the MVNO market amid the new Dish-AT&T deal and revised agreements Comcast and Charter have cut with Verizon.

T-Mobile thumbs nose at Dish with new prepaid promotion
News Analysis | 7/28/2021

T-Mobile's prepaid brand is offering a free 5G phone and unlimited 5G data services for $25 per month, or roughly half of what Dish's Boost Mobile charges.

Apple takes pole position in the 5G race
News Analysis | 7/28/2021

Demand for the high-speed technology is fueling take-up of its latest iPhone, according to CEO Tim Cook.

Juniper nets $1.2 billion for Q2 despite supply chain struggles
News Analysis | 7/28/2021

Juniper experienced growth of 8% year-over-year, but the pandemic's impact on manufacturing and availability of hardware components such as silicon chips continues to ripple throughout the telecom industry.

O2 Germany raises outlook after strong Q2
News Analysis | 7/28/2021

CEO hails record half-year growth for German operator since E-Plus merger in 2015.

Microsoft posts cloud-fueled Q4 blockbuster
News Analysis | 7/28/2021

Little not to like for shareholders as tech behemoth surpasses analyst expectations again and bags $16.5 billion net profit.

The great fiber buildout awaits
News Analysis | 7/28/2021

Fiber-fed telcos and ISPs anticipate funds for big broadband buildouts, but they'll be challenged by competing technologies, incumbent dominance and an ever-widening digital divide.

Mapping out edge computing: How dense is it?
News Analysis | 7/28/2021

Based on publicly available data from edge computing companies ranging from Verizon to Amazon to Google to EdgeConneX, there aren't more than a few dozen computing locations across the entire US.

National broadband programs set to provide an 'uplift of our entire model,' Calix CEO says
Broadband World News | 7/28/2021

Though government-backed broadband programs tend to be larger than many expect, they also 'take longer than you think,' says Carl Russo, who has just added the title of chairman.

TIM struggles as countrymen refuse to lend it their ears
News Analysis | 7/28/2021

The Italian phone incumbent is still losing mobile customers despite its launch of 5G services, and it is running low on assets to sell.

Huawei demotes AV chief over Tesla 'killing' comments
News Analysis | 7/28/2021

Su Jing clears desk, gets sent for further 'training,' after suggesting autonomous cars will inevitably cause road deaths.

Colt cooks up remote access SD-WAN service
News Analysis | 7/27/2021

Colt says Remote Access provides users with secure access to their business data and applications, based on their role or profile, from any location.

New York backs off $15/month broadband
News Analysis | 7/27/2021

A newly reported settlement between the state and telecom trade associations likely puts to rest an effort to require broadband providers in New York to offer a $15 tier of service.

MediaTek: We will not be deterred
News Analysis | 7/27/2021

MediaTek, which is locked in an increasingly contentious battle with rival Qualcomm, this week raised its 2021 annual revenue growth target from around 40% to above 45%.

Intel turns chipmaker for Qualcomm in odd couple tie-up
News Analysis | 7/27/2021

The US chips giant has named Qualcomm as the first customer of its new foundry business, raising questions about a conflict of interest.

Sling TV extends price hike to existing subs
News Analysis | 7/27/2021

Driven by rising programming costs, the move follows a price increase for new Sling TV customers introduced in January and the expiration of a one-year price guarantee that took hold last July.

China tech clampdown now targets edutech and market abuses
News Analysis | 7/27/2021

China's tech crackdown continues to roll on, this time targeting edutech and anti-competitive behavior by Internet firms.

Confident KPN plans share buyback after a pleasing Q2
News Analysis | 7/27/2021

The Dutch incumbent manages to beat earnings estimates yet again and maintains its 2021 forecast amid rising fiber costs.

Standalone shaping up to be 5G's next big flop
Morris Lore | 7/27/2021

The industry is aflutter about the souped-up version of 5G, but everyone else should curb their enthusiasm.

BT makes Safe bet on security – Omdia
News Analysis | 7/27/2021

BT's 'multi million pound' investment in cyber risk specialist will allow it a much more proactive role within organizations, says Omdia analyst Adam Etherington.

Podcast: Lumen security VP on how to catch a RAT
LRTV Interviews | 7/27/2021

Lumen's Mike Benjamin joins the podcast to provide insight into a new remote access trojan, and explain who and what the bad actors were targeting.

FCC OKs $311M in RDOF payments, pledges to 'clean up' program
News Analysis | 7/26/2021

That clean up includes letters to almost 200 RDOF auction winners, including Elon Musk's Starlink, that could result in withdrawals of funding for areas already served with broadband.

AT&T deal grants Dish 'a new lease on life' – analyst
News Analysis | 7/26/2021

Dish upgrade from MoffettNathanson's Craig Moffett holds that a new long-term network service agreement with AT&T reduces the risk of a Dish bankruptcy while also giving Dish critical time to build its 5G network.

Did wireless win the battle over broadband symmetry?
News Analysis | 7/26/2021

Some lobbyists have urged policymakers to define broadband as at least 100 Mbit/s upstream and downstream. But there are indications those requirements might be loosened – paving the way for wireless.

Spain's post office set to enter crowded telecoms market
News Analysis | 7/26/2021

Reports say Correos is on the verge of launching an MVNO and also plans to offer fiber and local cloud storage services.

Lumen finds the right price for its Latin American business
News Analysis | 7/26/2021

Private equity company Stonepeak agreed to buy Lumen's Latin American business for $2.7 billion. Whether that deal will pave the way for Lumen to sell its US-based DSL business to Apollo remains to be seen.

Q2 earnings: Snap and Twitter not just Corona kids
News Analysis | 7/26/2021

Snapchat and Twitter both smash Q2 expectations, as Twitter's ad shakeup finds its sweet spot and both platforms concoct new plans for e-commerce.

Light Reading Recap: Week ending July 23
LRTV Documentaries | 7/26/2021

Last week's telecom news highlights included some spectrum auction and siesta news from Spain, an update on how Verizon moved forward with a fabulous, free 5G phone promotion, and you'll find out what US city took a gamble on building a network that covered 65 square miles with broadband in just 45 days.

Ericsson 5G deal with O2 cements its core dominance in UK
News Analysis | 7/26/2021

While the government worries about RAN diversity, UK operators have become heavily reliant on Ericsson for their 5G cores.

ATX plots path to DOCSIS 4.0
CxO Spotlight | 7/23/2021

Components makers are in the design phase, but ATX plans to reveal its 1.8GHz product roadmap this fall with a mix of line extenders, multi-port amplifiers and, possibly, a booster-type amp, CTO Jay Lee says.

Vodafone CEO teases M-Pesa IPO
News Analysis | 7/23/2021

Nick Read underlines shareholder value message on presentation of Q1 results, exploring options to make African money transfer platform a separate legal entity and allowing 'inorganic opportunities' going forward.

Intel warns of shortages, but trumpets open RAN
News Analysis | 7/23/2021

'I think I've only been on three major service provider calls this week,' said Intel's Pat Gelsinger. 'They are really starting to look at those deployments at scale.'

Five things we learned about the Dish/AT&T deal
News Analysis | 7/23/2021

As the dust settles on the new Dish Network deal with AT&T, it's clear that some Dish customers will still need new phones, and that Dish's erstwhile partner T-Mobile stands to lose billions of dollars.

Another AGR blow to India telcos – especially Vodafone Idea
News Analysis | 7/23/2021

India's Supreme Court rejected the appeal by telcos, including Vodafone Idea, to rectify the 'errors' in the Adjusted Gross Revenue calculations.

Consolidated caps sales of MobiTV-powered 'CCiTV' service
News Analysis | 7/23/2021

With an increased focus on broadband, Consolidated now touts AT&T TV, FuboTV and Philo among its featured streaming TV partners, and hinted at more streaming partnerships to come.

Vocus goes private for $2.6B in frothy Australian market
News Analysis | 7/23/2021

Low interest rates have fueled a flurry of telco deals and listings in Australia and New Zealand.

Eurobites: Macron changes phone in bid to thwart Pegasus
News Analysis | 7/23/2021

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: how phone signals help sell houses; Proximus joins 25GS-PON MSA massive; Sky adds HDRUHD to sports coverage.

5G core spend is on a roll, says Dell'Oro
News Analysis | 7/23/2021

China sets 5GC pace, but overall mobile core network is expected to grow at a much slower rate over the next five years.

Akamai outage is latest warning about Internet dependency
News Analysis | 7/23/2021

A small number of companies, most of them based in America, now play host to critical systems used globally.

Crown Castle delays small cell buildout
News Analysis | 7/22/2021

Crown Castle said it plans to construct just 5,000 small cells during 2021 and another 5,000 during 2022. That's half what it had previously planned to do.

Spain doles out 700MHz spectrum for $1.1B
News Analysis | 7/22/2021

Low-key low-band auction over in a day. Sum raised barely up above reserve price.

Podcast: The Divide – Hughes' Paul Gaske on upping speeds with a 'massive new satellite'
LRTV Interviews | 7/22/2021

This week: Paul Gaske, EVP and GM of North America at Hughes, on how the company is meeting demand for faster broadband with a new $600 million satellite, why he disagrees that fiber is "future proofed" and more.

Comcast taps long-haul tech to monitor expanding fiber access network
News Analysis | 7/22/2021

Venk Mutalik, a Comcast engineer, developed 'XMF,' a monitoring system powered by spectrum analyzer chips used in ROADMs. XFM reduces the time to pinpoint fiber cuts from two hours to about 90 seconds, Comcast says.

EXFO rejects Viavi's latest offer
News Analysis | 7/22/2021

According to EXFO, Viavi has been chasing a merger between the two since November, when Viavi offered to acquire EXFO at $4.75 per share. EXFO just rejected Viavi's latest offer of $8 per share.

Open RAN adds to 6G dilemma
News Analysis | 7/22/2021

Ericsson reckons the in-vogue technology concept will be a 'fundamental' part of 6G, opening another Pandora's box for the mobile industry.

AT&T clarifies Dish, Microsoft deals – and that free phone promotion
News Analysis | 7/22/2021

AT&T added a massive number of new mobile customers to its network in the second quarter, just as the ink dried on its new MVNO agreement with Dish Network and its core network agreement with Microsoft.

Hulu's live TV service streams to Comcast's Flex platform
News Analysis | 7/22/2021

New subscribers to Hulu's SVOD/pay-TV combo will soon be able to sign up directly from Flex, a streaming platform that Comcast tailors to its base of broadband-only customers.

AT&T adds 246K fiber subs in Q2, expects to 'step up' pace later in year
News Analysis | 7/22/2021

Company claims nearly 80% of new fiber broadband adds are new AT&T broadband customers. Meanwhile, AT&T's pay-TV losses have slowed as company nears the spin-out of DirecTV.

Vantage point: Vodafone spinoff nets 200 tenancies
News Analysis | 7/22/2021

Vodafone's former tower owner Vantage Towers, which spun off in March, met Q1 revenue targets as more European telcos look to do the same with theirs.

Eurobites: Too many in UK still struggling to afford connectivity – Ofcom
News Analysis | 7/22/2021

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Private 5G? Ericsson and Three are milking it; Sterlite buys Clearcomm; EE gets an A* from RootMetrics.

How Vegas built an LTE network in 45 days, and what it might do next
News Analysis | 7/21/2021

Baicells, CommScope, Ubicquia and Terranet Communications built an LTE network covering 65 square miles of the city of Las Vegas, offering speeds up to 35 Mbit/s.

CommScope says its Low Latency DOCSIS platform is tech-ready
News Analysis | 7/21/2021

CommScope has developed a multi-component, low-latency platform based on the CableLabs specs designed to work with its own modems, gateways and network gear, as well as with DOCSIS products from other suppliers.

Rogers continues COVID recovery
News Analysis | 7/21/2021

Big Toronto-based cable, wireless and media company saw overall revenues and net income rise in Q2 for the second straight quarter as COVID-19 restrictions gradually ease across Canada.

Spain's telcos uphold ceasefire in the siesta
Morris Lore | 7/21/2021

Slumbering in the afternoon, Spaniards can rest assured they will not be called by their operators.

Verizon's 5G promotion does the job in Q2
News Analysis | 7/21/2021

'Verizon had waited as long as they could, but when it was clear that AT&T was hell-bent on continuing the promotion regardless of the cost, Verizon had no choice but to match them,' wrote MoffettNathanson.

DigitalBridge's Tom Barrack resigns board seat
News Analysis | 7/21/2021

The US government has charged a DigitalBridge board member for allegedly obstructing justice, making multiple false statements and acting as an unregistered foreign agent for the United Arab Emirates.

Podcast: Is the hyperscaler and telco relationship parasitic or symbiotic?
LRTV Interviews | 7/21/2021

Orange Silicon Valley COO Gabriel Sidhom examines how the dynamic between hyperscalers and traditional service providers is changing.

Verizon Fios revenues hit new high even as pay-TV subs shrink
News Analysis | 7/21/2021

Verizon shed another 62,000 Fios TV subs in Q1, but those losses were offset by a gain of 92,000 Fios Internet customers and a boost in adoption of 1-Gig speed tiers.

Telia is culling IT suppliers in latest hunt for savings
News Analysis | 7/21/2021

The Scandi operator plans to reduce the number of IT suppliers from 29 to just four as part of its latest transformation program.

Netflix gears up for gaming, with initial focus on mobile
News Analysis | 7/21/2021

Streaming giant views gaming as a new content category and an area similar to its expansion into original films, animation and unscripted TV.

Eurobites: Vodafone turns to Nokia's machine learning for network mending
News Analysis | 7/21/2021

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson and MediaTek upgrade the uplink; Three UK overstates its 5G case; Prysmian is back to court.

Masergy unveils broadband performance feature for last-mile access
News Analysis | 7/20/2021

The patent-pending Performance Edge service is aimed at assisting home workers, SD-WAN, SASE and MPLS customers in improving their broadband performance by reducing packet loss.

Huawei fails latest (pointless) UK security check-up
News Analysis | 7/20/2021

Regardless of the assessment by UK cyber experts, the Chinese vendor's nationality is sufficient to condemn it.

CTO shift at CommScope foreshadows bigger changes ahead
News Analysis | 7/20/2021

Surprise departure of CTO and company broadband segment leader Morgan Kurk arrives as CommScope pushes ahead with a review of the company's full business.

Hellish ride is not enough to put Telenor off Asia
Morris Lore | 7/20/2021

Despite multi-billion-dollar losses, military coups and spats with aggressive shareholders, the Norwegian operator is still enthused by markets to the east.

Debt-laden China chip champion Unigroup faces fire sale
News Analysis | 7/20/2021

China's march to semiconductor independence hits another hurdle: bankruptcy of one of the biggest state-backed chip companies, Tsinghua Unigroup.

Comcast revs up mobile play for SMBs
News Analysis | 7/20/2021

Comcast Business Mobile currently allows small and midsized businesses to add up to ten lines to their account, but plans are in motion to expand that to 20 lines in Q1 2022.

Altice USA pitches free 'Stream' device to 1-Gig broadband-only subs
News Analysis | 7/20/2021

Operator also offering its 4K-capable Android TV 'Stream' player to broadband-only subs on other speed tiers for an additional $5 per month.

Eurobites: Nokia in UK fiber push with Xantaro
News Analysis | 7/20/2021

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone expands NB-IoT network in the UK; post-flood recovery in Germany; latest on Max Schrems versus Facebook.

Ericsson pain is Nokia gain in China 5G latest
News Analysis | 7/19/2021

The Swedish vendor loses out in the 5G contract just awarded by China Mobile, but there is good news for its Finnish rival.

Dish, AT&T deal pushes T-Mobile toward the sidelines
News Analysis | 7/19/2021

New network services agreement, worth at least $5 billion to AT&T over a span of ten years, also sparks chatter that the deal could be a precursor to a possible Dish-DirecTV combo.

How network-as-a-service is turning the WAN into cloud
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase | 7/19/2021

Fiona Graham and PacketFabric CEO Dave Ward discuss the innovation that network-as-a-service (NaaS) is bringing to the telecom landscape, why telco providers are embracing it and how NaaS will play a key role in 5G.

ECSite on being a 'born in the cloud' SaaS company
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase | 7/19/2021

Launched out of stealth in 2019, ECSite is a software-as-a-service (SaaS) business disrupting the telecom infrastructure industry through automation.

The impact of the ever-shifting edge
Guest Perspectives | 7/19/2021

As consumers drive the demand for more high-quality content without delay, service providers must keep moving 'the edge' of their content delivery networks closer to consumers.

VEON CEO to boldly go where few telcos have won before
News Analysis | 7/19/2021

Highly regarded for the success of his digital strategy at Turkcell, Kaan Terzioglu is trying to repeat the same feat across one of the world's largest telco groups.

TIM scores with DAZN in revised guidance, but sees EBITDA wall breached
News Analysis | 7/19/2021

Group revises 2022-23 revenue and EBITDA guidance upwards on back of Serie A distribution deal with streaming provider. Downgrades 2021 EBITDA forecast due to 'overall market impact' of delayed public funding measures to support digitalization.

Australian govt. ready to tip $1B into Digicel Pacific to head off China
News Analysis | 7/19/2021

Another front has opened up in the Pacific telecom cold war, with the Australian government to fund Telstra's acquisition of debt-laden Digicel Pacific.

DirecTV subscriber losses slowing down
News Analysis | 7/19/2021

Ahead of Q2 earnings report this week, AT&T released numbers Friday showing DirecTV's subscriber losses abating as AT&T seeks to line up financing for its spinoff deal with TPG Capital.

India is in the midst of a data center boom
News Analysis | 7/19/2021

The market is booming on the back of ever-growing data consumption and legal data localization requirements – as Google announces a cluster of data centers.

With $15B purchase, Yuan Zooms into call centers
News Analysis | 7/19/2021

Zoom buys cloud call center business Five9 for $15 billion, eyeing a new market for its Zoom Phones and Rooms.

Eurobites: A1 Telekom Austria finds short cut to Turkey
News Analysis | 7/19/2021

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: GSMA, UN call on central African governments to help with e-commerce; Telefónica does short-form video deal; ADVA advances in Q2.

The telco-cloud trend continues as Bell Canada, Google wed
News Analysis | 7/19/2021

Bell Canada says it's 'shifting critical workloads' to Google Cloud, which has also nabbed the UK's Vodafone and Spain's Telefónica.

Minim opens new chapter, gears up for expansion
CxO Spotlight | 7/18/2021

Following its merger with Zoom Telephonics, a rebranding and an uplisting to the Nasdaq, Minim has set its sights on adding customers worldwide and pursuing new markets, President and CMO Nicole Zheng says.

AT&T's edge computing strategy takes shape with Google, Microsoft
News Analysis | 7/16/2021

AT&T offers two lines of business in the edge computing space: AT&T Network Edge (ANE) and AT&T Multi-access Edge Compute (MEC). Google and Microsoft play prominent roles in the offerings.

Biden administration offers practical, collaborative outlook on open RAN
News Analysis | 7/16/2021

'The Executive Branch fully supports industry's development of open RAN while recognizing the importance of maintaining a full suite of solutions offered by incumbent vendors,' the NTIA explained.

Sky Brasil deploys Technicolor's voice-control set-tops
News Analysis | 7/16/2021

Next-gen boxes integrate Google Assistant far-field voice technology, enabling Sky Brasil subscribers to navigate entertainment content on their TVs hands-free.

LG U+ and KDDI club together on 5G, 6G
News Analysis | 7/16/2021

South Korean and Japanese operators sign MoU to explore new business applications for 5G and strengthen collaboration on 6G tech.

WiCipedia: Working more to earn less
WiCipedia | 7/16/2021

This week in our WiC roundup: Women work harder to get fewer promotions; female AI leaders gather and GSD; Instacart gets a Facebook alum; and more.

Eurobites: Nokia and Openreach test 25G PON broadband tech
News Analysis | 7/16/2021

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: how to break through the '5G noise' in Europe; Revolut now worth £24 billion; Alexa to the rescue?

The global chip industry is realigning
News Analysis | 7/16/2021

Intel's reported move for GlobalFoundries is the latest sign of realignment in the global semiconductor business.

Intel makes a $30B play for GlobalFoundries – report
News Analysis | 7/16/2021

What could be Intel's largest ever acquisition would put the company higher up the food chain among chip producers, but it would still lack the tech edge held by Taiwan's TSMC.

Ericsson is on the ropes in China but thriving elsewhere
News Analysis | 7/16/2021

The Swedish equipment vendor has told investors to plan for a significant reduction in its Chinese market share.

Elisa steers steady course in 2021
News Analysis | 7/16/2021

The Finnish operator says the pandemic has had a limited impact on its business.

Ericsson grabs $8.3B 5G deal from Verizon
News Analysis | 7/16/2021

Verizon said it would buy Ericsson's 5G MIMO C-band, lowband and millimeter wave (mmWave) solutions as it works to expand its speedy 5G network across the US.

JMA gets ready to offer 'Made in the USA' 5G equipment
News Analysis | 7/15/2021

JMA Wireless has so far pumped $52 million into its new 5G manufacturing facility that's scheduled to open in December. It represents 'a perfect storm of competitive opportunity,' says JMA's Bill Plummer.

Charter, ViacomCBS teaming on streaming
News Analysis | 7/15/2021

In yet another nod to the video streaming era, Charter and ViacomCBS signed a multi-year deal covering carriage of the conglomerate's broadcast TV stations, cable networks and streaming services.

Here's how the US government plans to destroy Huawei's equipment
News Analysis | 7/15/2021

Congress allocated roughly $2 billion for US operators to rip out equipment from Huawei and ZTE from their networks. Once the gear is removed, it's hammer time.

Open RAN and the dangers of the neutral host
Morris Lore | 7/15/2021

A bid to diversify the market for suppliers could leave Europe's 5G sector with fewer networks.

5G offers little value for the traditional telco
News Analysis | 7/15/2021

The telecom industry may need to change the way it thinks and talks about 5G.

Podcast: The Divide – How Kajeet keeps kids and communities connected
LRTV Interviews | 7/15/2021

This week: Dominic Marcellino, director of strategy and business development at Kajeet, on the company's new connectivity pilot program in Williamsburg, Virginia, and the ins and outs of providing wireless services to students and communities.

TSMC still looks fab after Q2 update
News Analysis | 7/15/2021

Taiwanese chip manufacturer eyes production expansion in US, Japan to meet growing demand. Signals automotive chip shortages will ease.

Podcast: Digital twinning the Tour de France
LRTV Interviews | 7/15/2021

NTT's Tim Wade explains the process of creating a digital twin of the Tour de France, and how NTT's approach to data capture and analytics has changed since the service provider started digitizing the race in 2015.

Don't crown Big Tech the global comms kings just yet
The Wizard of Roz | 7/15/2021

What if we looked at the recent telco cloud deals through Roseboro-tinted glasses?

Zain net profit zooms up 17% in Q2 2021
News Analysis | 7/15/2021

Kuwait-based group sees signs of improvement with growth in most of its operations during Q2.

Cable ops are zeroing in on upstream upgrades, CommScope exec says
News Analysis | 7/15/2021

Exec John Caezza expects many initial upstream upgrades to center on 'mid-splits' as the industry grapples with some of the technical and operational challenges associated with more significant 'high-split' moves.

Eurobites: Irish data privacy unit asked to find what's up with WhatsApp
News Analysis | 7/15/2021

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: ETNO uses climate-change hook for regulatory plea; music-streaming economics still suck for musicians; Allot lands central European deal.

Most mobile operators looking for help with open RAN adoption
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 7/14/2021

SPONSORED: A recent Heavy Reading survey indicates that the majority of carriers with mobile network businesses are looking for external guidance to help them accelerate their open RAN adoption.

AT&T expands lowband, mmWave 5G network
News Analysis | 7/14/2021

AT&T said its lowband 5G network now covers 250 million people. Meantime, the operator said it plans to expand its mmWave 5G network to new indoor locations.

What the iPhone's super cycle means for 5G operators
News Analysis | 7/14/2021

The number of US mobile customers planning to switch to a new provider is reaching record levels. And the purchase of a new iPhone might just be the catalyst for them to make a change.

Open RAN vendors get another helping hand from US regulators
News Analysis | 7/14/2021

Amid an open RAN 'showcase' designed to highlight US companies in the space, the FCC's acting chairwoman proposed naming new testing facilities in Boston and Raleigh.

América Móvil profits soar as Mexico's peso flexes
News Analysis | 7/14/2021

Mexico's América Móvil sees Q2 profits double, as it addresses lumbering debts by spinning off its towers and selling its US operations to Verizon.

Adtran confirms Combo PON progress
News Analysis | 7/14/2021

Broadband access vendor says more than 100 service providers globally have now adopted its Combo PON technology for fiber networks since the product's June 2020 launch.

BT's 5G rollout is slow-going, but it seems ahead of its rivals
News Analysis | 7/14/2021

The UK telecom incumbent does not expect to provide a near-nationwide 5G service until 2028, and yet it seems to be moving faster than the competition.

A1 Telekom Austria ups full-year outlook on back of strong Q2
News Analysis | 7/14/2021

High demand for mobile Wi-Fi routers, a near 7% jump in mobile contract subscribers, and much stronger handset sales give cause for optimism. Roaming, too, is creeping back.

CSG deals for Kitewheel
News Analysis | 7/14/2021

Says latest acquisition will shore up customer orchestration and analytic capabilities and enable CSG to strengthen its presence in areas such as retail, financial services and healthcare.

Eurobites: UK's competition watchdog gets its teeth into Cellnex-Three deal
News Analysis | 7/14/2021

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telia et al tout battery-saving 5G advance; Swisscom faces outage flak, loses appeal; Nokia boosts cybersecurity in Estonia.

Tele2 looks to a post-pandemic world after solid Q2
News Analysis | 7/14/2021

Sweden-based operator feels confident enough to raise its guidance for 2021.

It's time to lower your expectations for Dish's 5G
News Analysis | 7/13/2021

Analyst Mike Thelander of Signals Research Group expects Dish Network to allocate around 30MHz of its spectrum holdings for downlink connections. That will probably support 5G speeds of around 100 Mbit/s.

The age of mmWave 5G sputters to a dusty death
DanoVision | 7/13/2021

It's time to blow out the mmWave candle following an OpenSignal report showing that the average time most users spend on mmWave 5G is less than 1%, three years into the rollout of the technology.

Lessons from the afterlife of the fax
News Analysis | 7/13/2021

The fax is still a thing after 175 years. What can the world learn from that?

Why the cloud is not just another data center
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase | 7/13/2021

Beyond the tangible advantages, moving to the public cloud has to be embraced as a company-changing event. You can't just retrofit your business model – it requires the reeducation of your people, updating processes and a fresh overarching focus. From a cultural perspective, it allows you to constantly invest back into your people. By creating an environment that features a people-first mentality, companies can foster and accelerate innovation.

Biden spots yet another Chinese stinker in open RAN
News Analysis | 7/13/2021

Kindroid, a signed-up member of the O-RAN Alliance, is trying to pilfer US technology for the Chinese military, says the US government.

NEC sends 5G to the cloud with Microsoft
News Analysis | 7/13/2021

Japanese supplier will also migrate 11,000 employees worldwide onto the Azure platform.

Nokia plans to raise guidance after strong Q2
News Analysis | 7/13/2021

Finnish vendor said its expectations have improved after a strong second quarter as it continues on its upward trajectory.

Eurobites: Italy's big four escape antitrust fines, for now
News Analysis | 7/13/2021

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone Spain and Ericsson work on 5G SA core; O2 offers retailers spatial awareness; Orange, Nokia extend 5G foray with SNCF.

AT&T joins T-Mobile in removing usage caps, leaving Verizon in the spotlight
News Analysis | 7/12/2021

T-Mobile's Magenta Max plan, launched in February, does not include any usage-based data limits. Now, AT&T is offering a similar plan. Verizon, however, is so far keeping quiet on the topic.

Verizon, Huawei settle patent dispute
News Analysis | 7/12/2021

Verizon and Huawei both said they are satisfied with their patent-infringement settlement, but neither offered any insight into the parameters of that settlement.

Joe Biden's net neutrality threat to 5G
Morris Lore | 7/12/2021

The president's resurrection of vague open Internet policies risks undermining 5G investment and defacing the industry's technology roadmap.

Comcast career path program turns front-line employees into software developers
News Analysis | 7/12/2021

An initial 12 front-line workers from the Philadelphia area successfully completed the six-month 'Grows to Code' program, and another 31 are currently part of the program's second cohort.

Light Reading Recap: Week ending July 9
LRTV Documentaries | 7/12/2021

Last week's telecom news highlights included some revealing numbers about the annual MWC Barcelona event, the US government walking back an unprecedented cloud computing contract for its defense systems, and a whimsical story about 5G-connected, remote controlled cars in Las Vegas, where the high temperature on July 12 will be 113 Fahrenheit.

WhatsApp under fire in EU over consumer rights
News Analysis | 7/12/2021

European Consumer Organisation complains that WhatsApp has been pressuring users to accept new terms that are far from transparent.

Eurobites: Tele2's loss is Telia's gain in exec reshuffle
News Analysis | 7/12/2021

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: potential delay on EU digital levy details; Deutsche Telekom uses IoT for vaccine safety; Swisscom trumpets IoT award.

CSPs dragging their heels on enterprise 5G – report
News Analysis | 7/12/2021

A new report from Beyond by BearingPoint and Omdia finds that CSPs' share of enterprise 5G deals as project lead is declining.

Canada deals major blow to Huawei CFO in US extradition battle
News Analysis | 7/12/2021

Judge rules that documents previously held by HSBC and sought by Huawei will be not be allowed as evidence in the courtroom.

Nokia sues China's Oppo over patents, 5G licenses
News Analysis | 7/9/2021

Nokia sues China's smartphone maker Oppo for patent infringement in four countries after talks about updating a licensing agreement for 5G break down.

After Didi, China tightens control of data
News Analysis | 7/9/2021

Anxious about listings on US stock exchanges, the Chinese government is trying to rein in its technology companies.

Biden order targets broadband pricing, net neutrality and Big Tech
News Analysis | 7/9/2021

Latest proposal aims to restore Net Neutrality rules and revive a Broadband Nutrition Label program that was initially pursued during the Obama-Biden administration.

MWC 2021 had only 5K visitors from outside Spain
News Analysis | 7/9/2021

The GSMA reveals that 75% of visitors to its big trade show this year came from within Spain.

Chipmakers seeking assurances for DOCSIS 4.0
News Analysis | 7/9/2021

Broadcom is pursuing restrictive DOCSIS 4.0 joint development deals along with demands for volume commitments from cable ops. Meanwhile, MaxLinear appears to be taking a less controversial path focused on 'collaboration.'

Altice Mobile is ready to ramp up its MVNO biz
News Analysis | 7/9/2021

The company has transitioned 100% of its MVNO customers from Sprint's network to T-Mobile's network.

WiCipedia: You can't become what you don't see
WiCipedia | 7/9/2021

This week in our WiC roundup: Children look up to male role models in STEM; The Generation Equality Forum tackles inequality on a worldwide scale; tech accessories designed for women; and more.

Eurobites: Nokia brings 5G to Kuka's robots
News Analysis | 7/9/2021

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Cellnex completes Polish acquisition; Deutsche Telekom and Shell head to net zero together; why you won't find CDs at Sainsbury's.

UK could force Motorola to sell Airwave following competition probe
News Analysis | 7/9/2021

Concerns expressed that Motorola Solutions could be 'cashing in on its position' as a dual supplier of Airwave and the ESN.

Lumen takes Microsoft Azure partnership to the edge
News Analysis | 7/8/2021

Lumen says customers of both companies will be able to run Microsoft Azure services closer to the data source by utilizing Lumen's edge computing services.

T-Mobile's 5G to connect drivers with remote-controlled cars in Vegas
News Analysis | 7/8/2021

A startup called Halo is using T-Mobile's speedy 5G network to connect its drivers to remote-controlled cars. The result is a service that can quickly connect prospective motorists with rental cars, on demand.

Verizon hints at edge computing upgrades to BlueJeans
News Analysis | 7/8/2021

Verizon hopes it can supercharge its entry into the video conferencing space with new, edge computing-powered services.

Variances in per-user revenues muddy the economics of streaming services – study
News Analysis | 7/8/2021

Promotions and discounts paired with revenue-extracting distribution partnerships can drive in streaming subs, but they also threaten to undercut the economics of some premium OTT services, a new study finds.

Huawei and Volkswagen tie the knot over 4G tech
News Analysis | 7/8/2021

Huawei, not giving up without a fight, is pivoting into car tech, with a massive licensing deal to let Volkswagen cars use its 4G IP.

Is India moving towards a duopoly?
News Analysis | 7/8/2021

Bharti Airtel chairman Sunil Mittal says India's telecom industry's movement towards a duopoly is 'tragic,' and the country needs at least three players.

US tech (and Samsung) club together on 6G
News Analysis | 7/8/2021

University of Texas launches [email protected], a research project in collaboration with AT&T, InterDigital, Nvidia, Qualcomm and Samsung.

Infovista takes Ipanema SD-WAN cloud native
News Analysis | 7/8/2021

The vendor is still finding it difficult to make headway against SD-WAN incumbents such as Cisco and VMware.

Huawei, Verizon go to battle in a Texas courtroom
News Analysis | 7/8/2021

Huawei and Verizon square off in the first of two big summer telco patent trials in Texas, the 'rocket docket' of IP cases.

US case against Huawei CFO may be wobbling
News Analysis | 7/8/2021

Canada's courts are to rule on the admissibility of documents that in Huawei's view prove HSBC was not misled by Meng.

Eurobites: BT reaches deal on redundancies, 'modernization'
News Analysis | 7/8/2021

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telenor offloads Myanmar unit to M1; Vodafone and Mavenir combine on open RAN; Virgin Media prepares for 'staycation summer.'

The future of open networking and open RAN in the digital networking era
Guest Perspectives | 7/8/2021

Open networks are the answer to ever-increasing bandwidth needs.

SeaChange zeroes in on the shift to streaming
News Analysis | 7/7/2021

Vendor's new cloud-native streaming platform, developed in-house, is focused on both service providers and content owners, and ties into a broader restructuring of SeaChange's product line.

Telecom embraces Big Tech as political winds shift
DanoVision | 7/7/2021

Companies like AT&T and Dish Network are putting their core network operations into the Big Tech cloud at the same time that Republicans and Democrats are uniting in their anger at FAANG.

Most NCTC members stick with MobiTV platform
News Analysis | 7/7/2021

Over 90% of NCTC members that were using MobiTV's platform prior to its bankruptcy have struck new deals following TiVo's acquisition – via auction – of MobiTV's assets.

Four big questions about the AT&T, Microsoft cloud deal
The Wizard of Roz | 7/7/2021

A longtime market watcher reacts to the new AT&T and Microsoft cloud arrangement with a measure of surprise and a few more questions.

Verizon's Vestberg still on the hunt for content
News Analysis | 7/7/2021

The tiny resort town of Sun Valley, Idaho, hosts an annual gathering of America's super rich. Verizon's Hans Vestberg is there this week, in part to look for more content deals.

Force no longer with Microsoft as DoD scraps $10B JEDI contract
News Analysis | 7/7/2021

A statement issued by the Pentagon points to concern about reliance on a single supplier as well as the shortage of cloud options.

India lets VSAT offer satellite backhaul connectivity to CSPs
News Analysis | 7/7/2021

Indian service providers will be able to use satellite capacity from VSAT license holders, like Hughes, Nelco and BSNL, to connect sites.

Telefónica looks to sell 49% stake in Tech unit – report
News Analysis | 7/7/2021

Unnamed sources cited by business daily Cinco Días say Spanish giant is looking to raise around $590 million.

Sweden's Enea tackles 4G/5G vendor lock-in
News Analysis | 7/7/2021

Swedish vendor unveils 'virtualized data scheme' for its Stratum Network Data Layer to help operators take back control of data and networks.

Small cells head to the 'burbs – report
News Analysis | 7/7/2021

A new analysis from research and consulting firm Altman Solon found that, in 2019 and 2020, suburban areas saw the highest growth in small cell deployments.

FCC: 3M+ emergency broadband sign ups prove need for long-term benefit
Broadband World News | 7/7/2021

But any attempt at a long-term benefit will face hurdles in a Congress that has already shaved $35 billion off President Biden's universal broadband proposal.

Eurobites: Telefónica hooks up with TikTok
News Analysis | 7/7/2021

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UK government blathers on about red tape and innovation; Sky issues broadband guarantee; Henkel digitalizes with Deutsche Telekom.

GSMA misses MWC target with 20K visitors
News Analysis | 7/7/2021

The big tradeshow in Barcelona normally plays host to more than 100,000 visitors. This year, more than 80,000 did not make the trip.

Telecom, automotive industries quarrel over chip supplies
News Analysis | 7/6/2021

The automotive industry is asking lawmakers to set aside funds specifically for their chipset needs. But one telecom group called that request 'plainly inappropriate.'

AT&T, Verizon set to suffer the most from US cable's mobile gains – analyst
News Analysis | 7/6/2021

MoffettNathanson's Craig Moffett has also lowered his forecast for T-Mobile, but expects AT&T and Verizon to 'bear the brunt of the impact' of cable's wireless momentum and slower overall industry growth.

Nokia, TPG switch on world's first 700MHz band 5G
News Analysis | 7/6/2021

Nokia and Australia's TPG Telecom turn on the first standalone 5G on the 700MHz band. It's aimed at helping TPG catch rivals but may herald a trend.

Elon Musk's Starlink risks being another satellite flop
News Analysis | 7/6/2021

A project that may cost as much as $30 billion and appeal to a tiny percentage of the world's population seems unlikely to make anyone rich.

Vodafone Idea gasping for financial relief in India
News Analysis | 7/6/2021

It's been reported the company is now looking to sell its data center business, optical fiber unit and fixed-line broadband subsidiary.

Tower Bersama could be up for grabs – report
News Analysis | 7/6/2021

Report says the Indonesian tower company's two major shareholders have approached banks.

Doxxer rebellion: US tech firms threaten Hong Kong exit
News Analysis | 7/6/2021

US tech heavyweights have warned planned anti-doxxing laws in Hong Kong may drive them from the city because of 'disproportionate and unnecessary' penalties.

Verizon may sacrifice margins for customer growth in Q2
News Analysis | 7/6/2021

Verizon's latest promotion – a free 5G smartphone to new and existing customers who subscribe to the carrier's more expensive unlimited plans – likely pushed the operator into customer growth mode.

Eurobites: Telia, Ericsson claim Swedish 5G speed record
News Analysis | 7/6/2021

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EE helps customers stay just about connected; Nokia touts new iSIM software; more changes at TIM.

Light Reading Recap: Week ending July 2
LRTV Documentaries | 7/5/2021

Last week's telecom news highlights included a look back at the big speeches at Mobile World Congress, Orange's new fully automated, AI-powered network and AT&T's big move to Microsoft's cloud.

Nokia networks boss defends bet on 25G PON
News Analysis | 7/5/2021

Federico Guillén says the 50G PON rival, backed mainly by China's Huawei, will be too expensive for years to come.

Huawei bets on chip startups to rebuild supply chain
News Analysis | 7/5/2021

Huawei has placed bets of dozens of China chip startups and plans to open its first fab in 2021 as it tries to rebuild its supply chain.

EU to press ahead with digital levy plan
News Analysis | 7/5/2021

Commissioner Margrethe Vestager says EU digital levy would apply to hundreds of companies, the majority of them European.

Myanmar bans telco execs from leaving country
News Analysis | 7/5/2021

Myanmar turns up pressure on telcos to install spyware, with a July 5 deadline. Norway's Telenor looks to exit; Qatar's Ooredoo is a possible buyer.

Eurobites: BT trials IoT tech at Port of Ipswich
News Analysis | 7/5/2021

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Sky extends partnership with Channel 4; Arm boss defends Nvidia deal; Sweden's Coops hit by Kaseya cyberattack.

FTC targets Broadcom's 'monopoly power' over video and broadband silicon
News Analysis | 7/4/2021

Complaint alleges that Broadcom has exerted that power over original equipment manufacturers as well as 'major' service providers, and that its monopoly position has hindered competitors.

Sixty operators and vendors achieve MEF 3.0 certification
News Analysis | 7/2/2021

MEF says certifications are up 75% since May 2020 among service providers – of the 60 certifications, 42 are service providers.

Podcast: More pitches be crazy!
LRTV Interviews | 7/2/2021

Light Reading's editors are premium targets for PR firms and marketing experts all across the media landscape. But not all story ideas make it from the inbox to the front page.

The verdict from afar on MWC 2021
Morris Lore | 7/2/2021

The GSMA deserves credit for putting on its show in such difficult circumstances, but this was an MWC the industry will want to forget.

Qualcomm wants to get its 5G into laptops
News Analysis | 7/2/2021

Qualcomm's new CEO, Cristiano Amon, said he's now turning the company's focus toward the laptop market in order to expand beyond Qualcomm's main business of selling silicon for phones.

Ericsson beats out Huawei to win Malaysia 5G contract
News Analysis | 7/2/2021

Malaysia's unusual path to 5G has taken another twist, with Ericsson unexpectedly winning the contract to build the national wholesale network.

After Armenia, VEON offloads Djezzy in Algeria
News Analysis | 7/2/2021

Emerging-markets operator continues to streamline its footprint with this latest disposal.

Amazon hopes to send video to cars thanks to 5G
News Analysis | 7/2/2021

'5G connectivity is going to transform that as well, because you just get a high-quality connection anywhere you go in your car,' said Daniel Rausch, head of Amazon's entertainment and devices business.

OneWeb new chapter with northern hemisphere push
News Analysis | 7/2/2021

Sat comms company boosts coverage with 36-satellite launch from Russia.

Britain's got open RAN talent, hopes clueless govt.
Morris Lore | 7/2/2021

A government with protectionist instincts seems to think open RAN could restore a local supply chain for 5G equipment.

Astound Broadband CEO sets sights on more M&A, fiber footprint expansion
CxO Spotlight | 7/2/2021

Hot off its deal for three WOW markets, Astound is on the cusp of closing a deal with Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners that will provide the 'dry powder' needed to pursue even more strategic moves, CEO Jim Holanda says.

WiCipedia: MWC lacks 'all-inclusive panel' due to pandemic
WiCipedia | 7/2/2021

This week in our WiC roundup: Mobile World Congress boasts only 20% female keynoters; will women in tech be left behind?; podcast recs; and more.

Eurobites: Are smart homes a dumb idea?
News Analysis | 7/2/2021

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Magyar Telekom goes with Amdocs for billing upgrade; Nokia takes GPON to Armenia; Three UK rebrands.

FloLive raises $15.5M amid private 5G push
News Analysis | 7/1/2021

Startup FloLive promises to offer private wireless networking customers a core 5G network and the capability to manage devices across both private and public networks.

CBN issues massive 5G basestation tender
News Analysis | 7/1/2021

China Broadcast Network (CBN), China's newest mobile operator, has issued a tender for the radio access portion of its national 5G network.

Small Cell Forum sees 5G-powered growth after 2022
News Analysis | 7/1/2021

Latest forecast report from SCF says a slight blip in 2020 to 2022, caused by lockdown, can't hold back overall growth for 2019 to 2026.

Dish's Boost Mobile isn't 'shrinking it' anymore
News Analysis | 7/1/2021

Dish Network debuted a customer loyalty program shortly after it acquired Boost Mobile from T-Mobile. But the company is no longer offering that '$hrink-It' program.

Cellnex adds more Italian towers to burgeoning portfolio
News Analysis | 7/1/2021

Tower company completes deal to buy CK Hutchison's assets in Italy, leaving only the UK transaction in six-country deal still outstanding.

Podcast: The Divide – CORI's Matt Dunne on closing the rural opportunity gap
LRTV Interviews | 7/1/2021

This week, Matt Dunne, executive director of the Center on Rural Innovation (CORI), joins the podcast to discuss how a nonprofit action tank is helping communities expand broadband services and close the rural opportunity gap.

Where AT&T and Verizon failed, Comcast is now quietly poised to win
DanoVision | 7/1/2021

AT&T and Verizon are both pivoting away from media and content to focus more carefully on their connectivity businesses. Meantime, Comcast is enjoying an upswing across both content and connectivity.

AT&T has locked itself into a risky affair with Microsoft
Morris Lore | 7/1/2021

Extricating itself from a single-supplier deal to run its core network in the public cloud could be a challenge if the relationship turns sour.

Eurobites: Nokia's XGS-PON kit brings 10G broadband to eastern England
News Analysis | 7/1/2021

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: TIM completes BT Italia acquisitions; Openreach makes price promise to wholesale customers; Deutsche Telekom and the GSMA look to the skies.

Verizon, Disney+ declare open season on streaming
News Analysis | 7/1/2021

Following test of open caching platform based on Streaming Video Alliance specs on its Fios network, Verizon plans to extend trials to its mobile network.

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