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Vodafone preps silicon implants to lift Europe's open RAN
News Analysis | 1/31/2022

The operator's Spanish unit is investing in an open RAN facility in Malaga that it hopes will spur local development.

Comcast, customer service contractor targeted in civil suit
News Analysis | 1/31/2022

The suit, filed by Washington, DC, Attorney General Karl Racine, alleges that Arise Virtual Solutions and Comcast failed to pay service agents legally due wages.

New report explores how CSPs are leveraging (or not) open APIs in their journey to cloud native infrastructure
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 1/31/2022

SPONSORED: The findings from Heavy Reading's The Journey to Cloud Native report indicate that CSPs and their partners are in the early stages of designing and deploying scalable cloud native applications through the use of open APIs.

China Mobile's broadband business pivots to profit
News Analysis | 1/31/2022

After years pummelling its smaller rivals with aggressive pricing to drive its growth, China Mobile is pivoting away from low-priced home broadband.

Sandvine's CSO warns of terabyte 'power' users
CxO Spotlight | 1/31/2022

The amount of data and applications consumed by 'power users' and tech company giants is skyrocketing, according to a Sandvine report on Internet data usage.

India's Airtel gets $1B deal boost from Google
News Analysis | 1/31/2022

Google will spend $700 million acquiring a 1.28% stake in Airtel, and will spend another $300 million over the next five years on commercial agreements.

Buoyant KPN plots another share buyback
News Analysis | 1/31/2022

Dutch incumbent plans to return more than euro 850M to shareholders this year.

ZTE profit soars on diet of US chips tech and China 5G sales
News Analysis | 1/31/2022

The understudy to Huawei is in healthy shape while China's operators continue to buy its 5G network products.

Eurobites: Virgin Media O2 in fiber joint venture talks – report
News Analysis | 1/31/2022

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Cevian makes its presence felt at Vodafone; Telefonica boss to chair GSMA board; Spotify in damage limitation mode.

How to take security automation to the next level in 5G networks
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase | 1/31/2022

This panel interview will focus on how Palo Alto Networks and IBM are working together to automate delivery of secure 5G network slices designed to protect organizations' business critical 5G applications - with high operational efficiency.

Orange flags fiber progress as new era dawns
News Analysis | 1/31/2022

The arrival of a new CEO signals changes ahead at the France-based operator following the departure of its former long-serving boss.

Olympic athletes should be worried about data security
News Analysis | 1/31/2022

The official app, My2022, sent unencrypted information in breach of China's own data laws.

Court upholds California's net neutrality law
News Analysis | 1/28/2022

Appeals court agrees that FCC decision to reclassify the Internet as a Title I information service means the Commission no longer has the authority to regulate the Internet when it was once viewed as Title II telecommunications service.

Russian subsea cable caper, optical networking news and notes
Eye on Optical | 1/28/2022

This digest of recent optical networking news and notes covers AT&T's gigabit broadband boosts, Nokia's network wins in Portugal, rural fiber builds in Texas and Louisiana and Internet2's new backbone.

Amid 5G capex spike, tower cos diverge on strategy
News Analysis | 1/28/2022

'When we break down annual US wireless capex by carrier, it becomes clear that 2022 should be a record year (or close to it) for telecom providers,' wrote the financial analysts at Credit Suisse.

Charter to ratchet up DOCSIS upstream upgrades, rural fiber buildouts in 2022
News Analysis | 1/28/2022

Charter earmarks $1 billion to fund 2022 rural construction initiatives, including projects tied to the Rural Opportunity Digital Fund (RDOF). That figure could rise as Charter explores more broadband network subsidy programs.

iPhone 13 helps Apple hit blockbuster earnings
News Analysis | 1/28/2022

iPhone 13s in Christmas stockings rocket Tim Cook's company to an unexpected revenue record (and briefly $3 trillion valuation) though iPad sales trail off.

'We don't have to do CBRS to make mobile work,' says Charter CEO
News Analysis | 1/28/2022

Targeted CBRS deployments reduce offload costs and beef up margins, but they are not critical to achieving the grander business goals of Charter's mobile business, which raked in a record 380,000 mobile lines in Q4 2021.

Juniper closes Q4 with $1.3B in revenue, up 6%
News Analysis | 1/28/2022

CEO Rami Rahim said he remains optimistic for growth in 2022 despite supply chain challenges.

As growth slows, 5G operators encourage 'step ups'
News Analysis | 1/28/2022

'All of the carriers see unlimited uptake and plan buy-ups within unlimited as key drivers of ARPA [average revenue per account] and service revenue growth,' wrote financial analysts at Cowen.

The Divide: How FibreONE is helping bring broadband infrastructure to rural Canada
LRTV Interviews | 1/28/2022

This week, Tim Emoff, vice president of the telecom division at Sales Outsource Solutions, joins to discuss FibreONE: a coalition of telecom companies that have partnered to help deliver fiber infrastructure across rural Canada.

Cable's 'stable,' but could do better, new Rogers CEO says
News Analysis | 1/28/2022

Network expansion, upgrades and expanded use of fixed wireless access tech among initiatives underway as Rogers prepares to wrap merger with Shaw Communications.

Altice Europe drops Portugal selloff plan – report
News Analysis | 1/28/2022

Could failure to sell MEO in Portugal affect chances of buying more of BT?

China Unicom finally falls to the FCC with US market ban
News Analysis | 1/28/2022

Following rivals China Mobile and China Telecom, China's third-largest operator has fallen afoul of the FCC, banned from the US due to security concerns.

Intel Q4 is revenue record-breaker, but gross margins squeezed
News Analysis | 1/28/2022

CEO Gelsinger talks about 'unprecedented demand,' but continuing supply chain constraints and a trimmed EPS outlook are causes for concern.

Eurobites: Orange names new boss
News Analysis | 1/28/2022

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telia makes more of its tower assets; Eir forms new fiber entity with InfraVia; Nokia goes for AMD processors.

NEC waltzes off with Blue Danube to bolster 5G unit
News Analysis | 1/28/2022

Japanese tech giant buys US developer of beamforming technology that previously worked on 5G trials with AT&T.

CBRS isn't living up to expectations – Dell'Oro Group
News Analysis | 1/27/2022

Dell'Oro Group previously expected sales of CBRS-capable RAN equipment to hit 5% of the North American market by 2026. Now the firm believes it will account for less than 5% by 2026.

Peacock to double content spend to $3B in 2022, absorb steeper losses
News Analysis | 1/27/2022

Spending boost comes as NBCU looks to emphasize paid subscriber growth at Peacock. The premium streaming service ended the year with 24.5 million monthly active accounts and more than 9 million paid subs.

Calix reports continued growth amid supply chain struggles
Broadband World News | 1/27/2022

In a letter to investors, CEO Carl Russo warned that supply chain constraints in 2022 will 'challenge our ability to grow as fast as we have the past two years.'

Comcast to boost footprint expansion as broadband growth slows
News Analysis | 1/27/2022

Meanwhile, Comcast's Xfinity Mobile business pulled in a record 312,000 mobile lines in Q4, expanding that total to almost 4 million.

10G, FARMSIS and the future of cable broadband
CxO Spotlight | 1/27/2022

Phil McKinney, president and CEO of CableLabs, joins the Light Reading podcast to discuss where the cable industry is on the path to 10G and how CableLabs is stoking interest and innovation with its 10G Challenge.

Sigfox looks over and out with insolvency filing
News Analysis | 1/27/2022

The French startup has been mired in problems documented by Light Reading for years, and the pandemic seems to have finished it off.

Price tag to shutter AT&T's 3G network $380M
News Analysis | 1/27/2022

AT&T said it would be able to continue to support some 3G calls even after its network shutdown, thanks to a new deal with vendor Syniverse.

Samsung rides smartphone, chip sales to record Q4
News Analysis | 1/27/2022

South Korean tech giant increased operating profit by 53% and net income by 64% on the back of record sales of 76.57 trillion won ($63.7 billion).

AT&T has let go of 77,400 employees in just four years
News Analysis | 1/27/2022

A ruthless pursuit of $6 billion in cost savings and the divestment of underperforming media assets are rapidly shrinking the US telco.

Eurobites: Telia explores 'smart battery' technology for network efficiency
News Analysis | 1/27/2022

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: new TIM boss sets out his stall; Telefonica Tech checks its credentials; BT signs London Underground data center deal.

Japan's $440M plan to ensure subsea cable, data center diversity
News Analysis | 1/27/2022

The government will spend about 50 billion yen ($440 million) on subsea cable and data center decentralization for security and economic development reasons.

Airwaive Project nabs $3M for blockchain-powered network deployments
News Analysis | 1/26/2022

In its new funding announcement, Airwaive focused exclusively on the FWA applications of its technology.

Verizon's Nicki Palmer isn't afraid to fail
Kelsey's Grammar | 1/26/2022

As women in the telecom industry work toward parity in representation, particularly in technical roles, they can't let fear get in the way of their career goals, said Palmer.

AT&T's 5G buildout gets more ambitious
News Analysis | 1/26/2022

AT&T expects to cover 200 million people with a total of 80MHz of midband spectrum - across both the C-band and the 3.45GHz-3.55GHz band - by the end of next year.

Locast on the hook for just $700,000 – report
News Analysis | 1/26/2022

Terms of the secret financial settlement, which reportedly clears individuals from liability in Locast's case with US broadcasters, might also help clear the way for Gigi Sohn's nomination to the FCC.

AT&T expects fiber sub growth to surge in 2022
News Analysis | 1/26/2022

CEO John Stankey said fiber sub growth will ramp up after AT&T ended 2021 with a bunch of new inventory. AT&T added 271,000 fiber subs in Q4 2021, about the same it added in the year-ago period.

BT puts open RAN RIC through its paces with Nokia
News Analysis | 1/26/2022

The UK incumbent also plans to unveil a dedicated 'open RAN innovation center' this year, although chief architect still seems to prefer 'major global vendors.'

Iliad plots low-cost mayhem for Italy's fixed market
News Analysis | 1/26/2022

Iliad Italia launches a new fiber plan with incentives for its existing mobile subscribers.

Microsoft's power won't dim when the pandemic ends
Morris Lore | 1/26/2022

Shares in Big Tech are down since the beginning of the year as investors fret about a return to the old normal. They shouldn't.

Inango takes a run at low latency on DOCSIS
News Analysis | 1/26/2022

Company claims its software, when tightly integrated with the modem or gateway, provides a fresh way to support app-targeted, low-latency capabilities on DOCSIS networks while still being compatible with the CableLabs specs.

Microsoft's continued cloud growth keeps a target on telcos
News Analysis | 1/26/2022

As Microsoft's sprawling cloud creates a desperate dependency among businesses, the company said its cloud and 5G can forge new business models for network operators.

Vodafone UK to start 3G shutdown in 2023
News Analysis | 1/26/2022

The UK operator needs 3G out of the way before it can rely on open RAN.

Eurobites: Nokia trials 600G with GlobalConnect
News Analysis | 1/26/2022

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: private networks a-go-go; UK smart devices safety bill gets second reading; ageing rocker gives Spotify an ultimatum.

Rosenworcel wants to broaden broadband choice in multi-tenant buildings
Broadband World News | 1/25/2022

The FCC said the new rules are in response to ISPs engaging in 'a pattern of new practices that inhibit competition' in apartment buildings and other multi-tenant environments.

Nvidia preparing to drop purchase of Arm – report
News Analysis | 1/25/2022

Nvidia would owe SoftBank $1.25 billion if its purchase of Arm fails.

Verizon: 2022 will be different
News Analysis | 1/25/2022

'2022 is positioned to be our best year yet,' Verizon CFO Matt Ellis declared. But some analysts aren't so sure. 'We struggle to buy into a longer-term growth story,' argued the MoffettNathanson analysts.

NTT Security's Greg Garten on cleaning up 'dirty networks'
News Analysis | 1/25/2022

Garten says there's a misconception in the industry that traditional approaches to security can be applied easily to the cloud.

Verizon adds 78K fixed wireless subs in Q4 as Fios broadband growth slows
News Analysis | 1/25/2022

Verizon's FWA subscriber result, which includes both business and residential customers, outpaced the growth of Fios Internet in Q4 2021.

Ericsson sets course for the enterprise in latest profit mission
News Analysis | 1/25/2022

Swedish equipment vendor is guiding for a sharp increase in profitability as it aims to grow its market share and corner the enterprise sector.

Here's how Cox blew its mobile launch
News Analysis | 1/25/2022

Cable company Cox inked an MVNO deal with Verizon in January 2021 and planned to launch mobile services by October 2021. The company spent roughly $99 million on the effort. But then T-Mobile got in the way.

Investigating open RU costs for open RAN
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 1/25/2022

SPONSORED: Heavy Reading's Open RAN Operator Survey examines the cost and performance trade-offs for O-RUs.

Charter picks El Paso as first RDOF launch market
News Analysis | 1/25/2022

Charter, which is still grappling with pole access issues in some areas, has launched gigabit broadband, mobile, TV and voice services via FTTP to more than 1,230 homes and small businesses in rural El Paso.

Eurobites: 9M UK broadband users unaware of impending price hike – study
News Analysis | 1/25/2022

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Transsion chooses HERE for location services upgrade; Helios eyes African fintech; 5G for cycling, sausages.

Can Vodafone Idea avoid government control?
News Analysis | 1/25/2022

With the administration now holding 35.8% of the company, the Indian operator must clear pending dues in four years to limit the government's involvement.

TelcoDR to go strictly virtual at MWC 2022 as Ericsson returns
News Analysis | 1/25/2022

The one-woman consulting firm made a big splash last year when it took over the Swedish vendor's stand, but this year its 'Cloud City' will be an online experience only.

Will Dish move into 'phase 2' of its 5G buildout?
News Analysis | 1/24/2022

Dish Network is estimated to have around 1,000 cell towers up and running today. That figure could increase to around 15,000 by this summer. It would need to reach at least 40,000 for nationwide coverage.

MWC Barcelona 2022 to be 'not far from' pre-pandemic attendance – GSMA chief
News Analysis | 1/24/2022

The GSMA reported 109,000 attendees at its show in Barcelona, Spain, in 2019. GSMA Director General Mats Granryd expects a similar turnout in 2022.

AT&T lights up multi-gig fiber speeds in dozens of US markets
News Analysis | 1/24/2022

Launch of 2-Gig and 5-Gig FTTP tiers in 70-plus markets puts more pressure on cable ops to enhance their existing DOCSIS 3.1 network or accelerate their upgrade activity centered on the new DOCSIS 4.0 specs.

How Didja is accelerating its local TV streaming expansion
CxO Spotlight | 1/24/2022

CEO Jim Long says the startup is using digital 'beachheads' to gain initial footholds in various US markets, with plans to follow with deployments of antenna sites that can stream out larger channel lineups.

Shamsunder, longtime Verizon 5G exec, departs company
News Analysis | 1/24/2022

'I will forever be one of Verizon's biggest fans, and will be rooting for the team for years to come,' Sanyogita Shamsunder wrote on LinkedIn of her departure from Verizon.

Inside the messy world of T-Mobile's midband 5G spectrum licenses
News Analysis | 1/24/2022

T-Mobile offered the Christian College of Georgia $1 million to buy its 2.5GHz spectrum license, which the carrier has been leasng. The company also told the college it could not sell the license to anyone else, even if it could get a better price.

Telecom Italia confirms Pietro Labriola as CEO
News Analysis | 1/24/2022

Former TIM Brasil CEO takes over all powers of ex-CEO Luigi Gubitosi.

Ciena's Gina Nienaber on IP/optical convergence
News Analysis | 1/24/2022

Gina Nienaber explains service providers' priorities for IP/optical convergence, and she shares insights from a recent Heavy Reading survey on the topic.

Open RAN moving faster than expected – Dell'Oro
News Analysis | 1/24/2022

Research firm estimates nascent tech will account for around 15% of the overall 2G-5G RAN market by 2026.

Jio Estonia partners with University of Oulu on 6G research
News Analysis | 1/24/2022

They will work on aerial and space communication, holographic beamforming, 3D-connected intelligence in cybersecurity, microelectronics and photonics.

Eurobites: Is Netflix set for a UK slump?
News Analysis | 1/24/2022

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: some Brits ditch their smartphones; trade bodies sign up to EU green scheme; is 5G really good for the environment?

Vodafone, Iliad merger could revive Italian mobile – if allowed
News Analysis | 1/24/2022

Europe remains awash with four-player mobile markets, despite the best efforts of the region's investors.

China operators make a play for the metaverse
News Analysis | 1/24/2022

Investment last year totaled 25.9 billion yuan ($4.1 billion) across 209 projects.

Intel promises massive new chip-making plant in Ohio
News Analysis | 1/21/2022

'Today's investment marks another significant way Intel is leading the effort to restore US semiconductor manufacturing leadership,' Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger said in a statement.

Open RAN: Steady as she goes
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 1/21/2022

SPONSORED: Heavy Reading's Open RAN Operator Survey identifies steady, not spectacular, progress.

Evoca gives Altitude TV a new (and cheaper) pathway into Denver
News Analysis | 1/21/2022

The regional sports network, still blacked out on Comcast or Dish, is now available in the Mile High City on Evoca's expanding hybrid over-the-air/over-the-top pay-TV service.

Telenor Myanmar sale back on as M1 finds local partner – report
News Analysis | 1/21/2022

Lebanon's M1 Group is said to be partnering with Shwe Byain Phyu Group to buy Telenor Myanmar.

Tata Comms net profit up by 28% on the back of data business
News Analysis | 1/21/2022

Data contributed 77.3% of Tata Communications' revenue in the December 2021 quarter, while voice services contributed just 13.2%.

Omdia's Andreas Olah on IoT and edge services for 5G
News Analysis | 1/21/2022

Andreas Olah explains how service providers can deliver AR/VR, edge computing, IoT and intelligent automation capabilities as-a-service to enterprise customers, and how both parties can benefit from the as-a-service delivery model.

Comcast Business enters the private wireless game
News Analysis | 1/21/2022

Comcast and Nokia are building a private 4G/5G private network at Philadelphia's Wells Fargo Center. In addition to supporting a range of use cases, Comcast will also use the deployment to showcase its private wireless prowess.

Lumen gets ready to rip out Huawei gear
News Analysis | 1/21/2022

'It's layer one equipment that cannot be used to route or redirect customer traffic,' the company wrote in response to questions from Light Reading.

Eurobites: BT bills to rise by 9.3% from April
News Analysis | 1/21/2022

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: who's up and who's down in the Fiber Development Index; European Commission probes consumer IoT market; Telefonica Tech becomes Teams player.

The Netflix outlook is turning blurry
Morris Lore | 1/21/2022

The video-streaming firm often grouped with the Internet giants remains a one-trick pony while competition is rising.

5G SA adoption not living up to hype – Dell'Oro
News Analysis | 1/21/2022

Research firm finds most network operators currently content with 5G NSA and DSS to deliver next-gen connectivity.

The 5G debacle in the C-band isn't over yet
DanoVision | 1/20/2022

International flights have resumed after a day of 5G-related cancellations. But worries over C-band interference continue, and the situation could ultimately cost years and billions of dollars.

Netflix stock price tumbles on subscriber miss
News Analysis | 1/20/2022

Netflix shares dropped almost 19% after the streaming giant announced it added 8.28 million subs in Q4 2021, missing an expected 8.5 million. Netflix ended the period with 221.84 million paid streaming subs worldwide.

Telia Carrier applies celestial inspiration to new brand Arelion
News Analysis | 1/20/2022

Since divesting from Telia Company in June 2021, Telia Carrier has been developing a new brand, name and look with inspiration from the stars.

Chinese officials won't fix security flaws in Olympic app
News Analysis | 1/20/2022

Citizen Lab said it advised the Beijing Olympic Committee of the security flaw on December 3 but since have had no response from either the committee or the app developer.

Mediacom-West Des Moines deal clears the way for Google Fiber
News Analysis | 1/20/2022

Mediacom says settlement will also provide access to conduit and the ability to overlash aerial network in a way that fast-tracks the operator's own '10G' upgrades.

India takes crucial steps to develop chip ecosystem
News Analysis | 1/20/2022

India's Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology is seeking applications from 100 companies as part of its Design Linked Incentive (DLI) scheme.

Gigabit for all should be last of the UK's concerns
Morris Lore | 1/20/2022

Authorities in the UK should drop their obsession with ensuring luxury broadband services are brought to remote communities.

Apple hits back in Ericsson patent spat
News Analysis | 1/20/2022

The iPhone maker has filed a suit with the US ITC and is seeking a US import ban of Ericsson mobile infrastructure products.

How the launch of 'real' 5G turned into an unmitigated PR disaster
DanoVision | 1/20/2022

'There's a term for what the FAA and the aviation industry is doing: blackmail. It is a criminal offense,' wrote research firm Strand Consult of the troubled launch of 5G in C-band spectrum.

Eurobites: Telenor and AWS get serious on cloud services
News Analysis | 1/20/2022

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT signs with Rackspace; UK government doubles down on cybersecurity; Red Cross hacked.

Comcast unit pitches 'VideoAI' service
News Analysis | 1/20/2022

New service from Comcast Technology Solutions enables programmers and streaming services to analyze video, audio and captioning data to deliver targeted ads, support TV binge-viewing and auto-generate sports highlight reels.

Ziply Fiber goes wide with 2-Gig and 5-Gig broadband tiers
News Analysis | 1/20/2022

Ziply Fiber, an operator that tangles with Comcast and Charter, has launched two multi-gigabit tiers in 60 urban areas, aiming for all markets by Q2 2022.

Open RAN for private 5G and venue networks
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 1/19/2022

SPONSORED: Heavy Reading's Open RAN Operator Survey gauges industry interest in open RAN for smaller-scale private and venue networks.

5G spectrum auction maps, winners and big spenders: Auction 110 of 3.45-3.55GHz
News Analysis | 1/19/2022

AT&T, Dish Network and T-Mobile were among the big winners of the FCC's Andromeda midband spectrum auction for 5G. Here are the details of what they paid for and what they're getting.

Verizon Frontline and THOR tap 5G for disaster response
LRTV Interviews | 1/19/2022

Verizon Frontline tackles first responder challenges with a prototype response vehicle that operates on a 5G network.

Comcast closer to facing broadband competition in Alexandria
News Analysis | 1/19/2022

Lumos Networks, North American Tower, Shentel and Ting Internet have reportedly been shortlisted to provide broadband service in the politically charged market.

Eurobites: Nokia readies Go Malta for 5G rollout
News Analysis | 1/19/2022

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Turk Telekom trials Wi-Fi 6E; World Mobile connectivity boost for Zanzibar; Orange hits the 6 million mark on fiber.

5G devices exceed 1,200 threshold – report
News Analysis | 1/19/2022

5G SA devices are also increasing, but reports indicate that slow take-up of 5G SA networks is hampering mobile core network growth.

A metaverse-loving Microsoft brings a dystopia for telcos
Morris Lore | 1/19/2022

A $68.7 billion takeover of Activision Blizzard by the software giant promises a future deluge of network traffic.

Tonga faces a month without Internet in wake of eruption
News Analysis | 1/19/2022

Pacific island state Tonga will be without Internet services for at least a month after a massive volcanic eruption cut the sole international cable link.

China's telcos join race for computing supremacy
News Analysis | 1/19/2022

China Mobile, China Telecom and China Unicom are stepping up to support the national crusade to boost China's computing power.

Vodafone's first 5G open RAN site goes live – minus antennas
News Analysis | 1/19/2022

The UK operator's launch of open RAN technology is a brave step as doubts linger about the path ahead.

Juniper adds security features, hardware to SD-WAN portfolio
News Analysis | 1/18/2022

Juniper has updated its Session Smart Router (SSR) SD-WAN platform with intrusion detection and prevention systems (IDS/IPS), URL filtering capabilities and Juniper-branded hardware.

Starlink's daunting deployment plan 'leaves no margin for error' – analyst
News Analysis | 1/18/2022

Elon Musk's nascent broadband will need to radically accelerate the rate of satellite launches - and navigate tricky supply chain logistics - if it's going to come close to fulfilling its global ambition.

Ericsson's newest lawsuit increases pressure on Apple's lawyers
News Analysis | 1/18/2022

Apple is facing new patent-infringement allegations from Ericsson, which ultimately wants Apple to license Ericsson's 5G patents. Specifically, Ericsson wants $5 for every iPhone that Apple sells.

After airlines again warn of 'chaos,' AT&T, Verizon tweak 5G launch plans
News Analysis | 1/18/2022

AT&T agreed to temporarily defer turning on a limited number of towers' due to concerns from the US airlines industry. Verizon said it would do the same.

China embraces 5G as smartphone shipments soar
News Analysis | 1/18/2022

New data shows that 5G phone shipments in China reached over 266 million units in 2021.

What's the story? Astound and Atlantic Broadband rebrand
News Analysis | 1/18/2022

Jeff Baumgartner explains what the rebranding of two cable companies means for the customers and markets they serve.

Telefónica sees the smaller open RAN picture in Germany
News Analysis | 1/18/2022

O2 Germany activates 4G open RAN small cells in Munich; 5G SA minicells to follow later this year.

Pay-TV's problems aren't cable's alone
The Bauminator | 1/18/2022

If misery loves company, there's plenty to go around in pay-TV. Cable operators, satellite players and the telcos have all pivoted their businesses to adapt to a pay-TV market that's crumbling beneath their feet.

Warehouse automation company Symbotic starts deploying 5G
News Analysis | 1/18/2022

Symbotic's interest in 5G is noteworthy considering a wide range of companies in the global wireless industry are hoping that 5G becomes a necessity in the warehouse of the future.

Eurobites: Vodafone, Qualcomm combine on iSIM
News Analysis | 1/18/2022

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: counting the cost of GDPR transgressions; shareholders back Vodacom's Egyptian deal; Proximus in poles position.

New report highlights cloud-native migration challenges
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 1/17/2022

SPONSORED: The migration to cloud native brings large-scale shifts for the communications service providers.

The great 5G trade-off: competition vs. viability
News Analysis | 1/17/2022

The latest is between New Zealand's 2degrees and Orcon, who aim to combine into a new company worth around $2.3B.

Italy wants to fling €3.7B of taxpayer funds at fiber
News Analysis | 1/17/2022

The government scheme may look wasteful to critics when Italy already looks on track for nationwide fiber coverage.

Telenor inches towards Myanmar exit with Wave Money deal
News Analysis | 1/17/2022

Norwegian telco agrees to sell 51% stake in mobile money venture to local player Yoma.

Eurobites: Telefónica Tech and Grupo Álava team up on 5G-fueled predictive maintenance
News Analysis | 1/17/2022

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Portugal's IP Telecom upgrades with Nokia; Orange turns to solar power in Cote d'Ivoire; Intracom Telecom expands mmWave range for FWA.

Why does 5G only pose a problem for US airplanes?
News Analysis | 1/17/2022

US worries about 5G having negative effects on aircraft safety systems don't seem to spread internationally, as other countries take a relaxed view.

Zayo's acquisition of QOS could signal more M&A to come
News Analysis | 1/14/2022

Zayo's CTO says the team-up with QOS will provide customers with more options for managed and co-managed SD-WAN services.

AT&T, Dish win big in Andromeda auction, Verizon gets nothing
News Analysis | 1/14/2022

The results of the FCC's auction of midband spectrum between 3.45GHz and 3.55GHz are in: AT&T spent $9 billion, Dish spent $7.3 billion, T-Mobile spent $2.9 billion. And Verizon spent nothing.

Dish probably won't get AWS-3 cash, spectrum from FCC – analysts
News Analysis | 1/14/2022

During a debate in front of the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit Friday, New Street Research analysts believe Dish Network lawyers faced difficult questioning.

Comcast makes big changes to product and tech exec team
News Analysis | 1/14/2022

Fraser Stirling upped to global chief product officer; Elad Nafshi rises to EVP and chief network officer; Rick Rioboli named chief technology and information officer; and Noam Raffaelli named SVP, wireless engineering, emerging technologies and business.

CableLabs targets rural broadband with new 'FARMSIS' fixed wireless specs
News Analysis | 1/14/2022

The specs, which define a set of wireless adapters for network nodes and cable modems, aim to reduce deployment costs and tap into various spectrum bands, including CBRS, ISM and even TV white spaces.

Ericsson plans return in cheery news for MWC, but Sony may be out
Morris Lore | 1/14/2022

An intended comeback by the Swedish equipment vendor bodes well for the Barcelona-based trade show.

Telia gets 5G ball rolling in Lithuania with DSS
News Analysis | 1/14/2022

Telia activates commercial 5G services in Vilnius using its existing 2.1GHz frequencies and dynamic spectrum sharing technology.

Eurobites: Lebanon's telcos in 'crisis management mode'
News Analysis | 1/14/2022

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: TIM rides the rails; BT chairman in line for regulator role; Ukraine suffers massive cyberattack.

TSMC massively ups capex on advanced chips
News Analysis | 1/14/2022

Taiwanese semiconductor firm looks to capture future growth in 5G and high-performance computing with a planned capex splurge of between $40 billion and $44 billion during 2022.

Huawei builds out chip portfolio with dozens of investments
News Analysis | 1/14/2022

The Chinese equipment vendor is investing in dozens of companies across various parts of the semiconductor supply chain.

Looks like no respite for Huawei from Biden
DanoVision | 1/13/2022

Trump's State Department launched a 'Clean Networks' initiative that rallied US allies against Huawei. Biden's new 'Alliance for the Future of the Internet' likely will do the same.

'Succession' star records colorful commentary on Rogers drama
The Bauminator | 1/13/2022

Brian Cox, who plays the grumpy, foul-mouthed patriarch Logan Roy in the hit HBO series, sprinkles in some F-bombs to congratulate Rogers Chairman Edward Rogers for his role in ousting former CEO Joe Natale.

FAA begins issuing warnings over 5G interference
News Analysis | 1/13/2022

The FAA has so far issued a total of 1,462 Notice to Air Missions (NOTAMs) at 50 airports around the country. Each NOTAM is directed at a particular location or type of aircraft or pilot.

Growth tops the agenda for Segra's new CEO
CxO Spotlight | 1/13/2022

Kevin Hart, Cox's former CTO, said fiber-focused Segra will pursue growth by expanding into adjacent areas, broadening its product slate and seeking opportunities in unserved and underserved markets.

Asian operators plunge into chip market
News Analysis | 1/13/2022

Led by Korea's SKT and KT, this is seen as a strategic move that will lift growth and innovation.

MobiledgeX ponders new biz model as it bets on multicloud role
News Analysis | 1/13/2022

Telco resistance to all-in deals with public cloud vendors could suit the edge middleware startup, but it might need a different approach.

Comcast tests 4-Gig speeds on DOCSIS 4.0 modem prototype
News Analysis | 1/13/2022

Stepping beyond recent network-side trials, Comcast's latest DOCSIS 4.0 trial featured a prototype modem powered by Broadcom silicon.

Eurobites: Nokia gives Italy's Wind Tre added backbone
News Analysis | 1/13/2022

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange Slovakia has a new boss; BT's new X-man; Vodafone thwarts the SMS scammers.

BT nears deal to flog sport unit to DAZN for $800M – report
News Analysis | 1/13/2022

DAZN is now said to have edged ahead of Discovery as favorite to buy BT Sport.

Keysight to start 6G tests in California, Washington
News Analysis | 1/12/2022

Keysight told the FCC it will design, develop, test and demonstrate 6G electronic test and measurement technologies at its indoor facilities. Keysight's tests will focus on spectrum bands between 275GHz and 330GHz.

Astound Broadband brand takes top billing at RCN, Grande and Wave
News Analysis | 1/12/2022

Rebrand, which will reach all parts of Astound's portfolio, including EnTouch, Harris Broadband and some recently acquired WOW systems, has been more than a year in the making, says CEO Jim Holanda.

Dish and DirecTV are talking turkey, again – report
News Analysis | 1/12/2022

But Dish's Charlie Ergen, who has repeatedly called a merger of the companies 'inevitable,' appears to be dragging his feet and 'demanding significant voting shares,' according to the New York Post.

A decade on, RCS remains a topic of discussion in the US
News Analysis | 1/12/2022

A top Google executive this week publicly begged Apple to support the RCS standard in its iMessage service. Meanwhile, Verizon appears poised to launch RCS services this year with vendors Google and Synchronoss.

Vodafone Germany hits 50% 5G milestone
News Analysis | 1/12/2022

German MNOs are making rapid progress on the deployment of 5G, with Vodafone saying its network now covers 45 million people.

Eurobites: Nokia joins renewables supergroup
News Analysis | 1/12/2022

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Zain Jordan picks Infovista; BT upgrades ABB's communications infrastructure; OVHcloud revenues rise in Q1.

India probes finances of Chinese device makers
News Analysis | 1/12/2022

Authorities are reportedly investigating whether companies such as Xiaomi and Oppo evaded duties and abused their market position.

T-Mobile and Verizon's fixed wireless aggression doesn't add up – analyst
The Bauminator | 1/11/2022

MoffettNathanson questions whether mobile operators will have the network capacity and the right business metrics to back their aggressive stance and forecasts for fixed wireless home broadband.

Aptiv acquires Wind River for $4.3B
News Analysis | 1/11/2022

Aptiv says it will finance the transaction through a combination of cash and debt, and the acquisition is expected to close by mid-year.

Omdia's Pablo Tomasi: Why 2022 won't be the year of 5G private networks
LRTV Interviews | 1/11/2022

The industry will have to resolve itself to the idea that 2022 isn't the year of 5G for private networks, says Omdia Analyst Pablo Tomasi.

Diane Christman takes helm of The Cable Center
CxO Spotlight | 1/11/2022

Christman, who joined The Cable Center in 2006, said her top priority in the new role is spearheading the next phase of the organization's five-year strategic transformation plan.

Katibeh, in charge of AT&T's 5G and fiber buildout, leaves company
News Analysis | 1/11/2022

Last year, Mo Katibeh was put in charge of AT&T's massive fiber and 5G network expansion efforts. This week, he announced he would leave the company to become RingCentral's new chief operating officer.

Fastweb wants to move faster; unveils $3.4B infrastructure plan
News Analysis | 1/11/2022

Swisscom subsidiary embarks on 'accelerated' expansion of 5G, FTTH and FWA networks in Italy over next four years.

Spectrum-starved Rakuten will be loss-making until 2026 – analysts
News Analysis | 1/11/2022

The Japanese operator is hobbled by its lack of 4G airwaves, costly roaming deal with KDDI and 5G lag, but its cost arguments stack up, according to the latest research.

France 5G generated €2B in 2020 – report
News Analysis | 1/11/2022

The sale of 5G terminals alone accounted for euro 1B in 2020, according to a new report by Arthur D. Little.

China rails at foreign 6G partnerships
News Analysis | 1/11/2022

Authorities in China have denounced a US 'clique' as battle lines form over the next generation of mobile technology.

Is 2022 the year FWA actually starts to threaten cable?
DanoVision | 1/11/2022

'Verizon and T-Mobile will add 1.8 million wireless home broadband customers in 2022,' predicted LightShed Partners. They said that's close to the total wired broadband customers Comcast, Charter and Altice might gain in 2022.

India becomes biggest shareholder in Vodafone Idea
News Analysis | 1/11/2022

The government is now the largest single shareholder in the ailing telco after it chose to convert outstanding regulatory charges into equity.

Eurobites: Canal+ turns to Ateme for low-latency streaming
News Analysis | 1/11/2022

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: watch out, adware's about; Telefonica boss on digital slavery; pay-TV predictions for Africa.

Nokia takes confident stance with updated guidance
News Analysis | 1/11/2022

Finnish vendor is now expecting a comparable operating margin of 12.4% to 12.6% for 2021.

Windstream's Mike Frane forecasts enterprise networking and security trends for 2022
News Analysis | 1/10/2022

Returning guest Mike Frane discusses the top-of-mind trends for enterprises this year around securely connecting the distributed workforce.

MWC, WISPA, NAB, IWCE still plan in-person events, but others cancel
News Analysis | 1/10/2022

'Although this decision ... will cost the organization a great deal of money, that was secondary to our primary concern, which is to put the welfare of our members first,' wrote NATPE CEO JP Bommel.

T-Mobile buys ad network for ride sharing
News Analysis | 1/10/2022

T-Mobile's journey into advertising technology began in 2019 when the company quietly acquired mobile marketing startup PushSpring. It expanded Monday with T-Mobile's purchase of Octopus Interactive.

Goodbye, Atlantic Broadband. Hello, Breezeline
News Analysis | 1/10/2022

Newly branded Breezeline emerges after the company expanded its footprint by acquiring WOW's Cleveland and Columbus systems. The new name will soon be paired with a soon-to-be-launched streaming service.

FuboTV crosses 1.1M paid subs, just ahead of guidance
News Analysis | 1/10/2022

Prelim results show the sports-oriented OTT-TV service added 155,395 subs in Q4 2021, outpacing the 92,800 subs it added in the year-ago quarter, but well below the 262,884 it signed on in Q3 2021.

Utopia Fiber adds two more cities to its open access network
Broadband World News | 1/10/2022

Cedar Hills and Santa Clara are the latest cities in Utah to join Utopia's municipal open access fiber network, despite pushback from incumbents.

Huawei takes the wheel in auto partnership after first car flops
News Analysis | 1/10/2022

The Chinese vendor's excursion into the car business is not going as planned, according to industry reports.

Open RAN vendors cautious on Alium patent pool
News Analysis | 1/10/2022

'For this patent pool to work, Alium would have to persuade large RAN equipment vendors that own most of the 3GPP SEPs [standard essential patents] to participate,' argued one open RAN executive.

BAI, Mavenir club together on 5G open RAN neutral host network
News Analysis | 1/10/2022

Collaboration to support smart city initiative from Sunderland city council.

DT moves open RAN head into CTO role as Choi steps aside
News Analysis | 1/10/2022

German incumbent names Abdu Mudesir as its chief technology officer, with Alex Choi taking charge of research.

Eurobites: TIM under pressure to name new CEO – report
News Analysis | 1/10/2022

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson's Cloud RAN passes the audition; AccelerComm joins Small Cell Forum; TalkTalk rejigs wholesale team.

Virgin Media O2 'blows UK roaming door wide open'
News Analysis | 1/10/2022

The MNO is the only one of the four mobile network operators in the UK to refrain from imposing post-Brexit roaming fees - so far.

Amazon edges further into operator territory with latest Sidewalk product
News Analysis | 1/7/2022

Amazon's new Sidewalk Bridge Pro by Ring is a targeted at businesses, municipalities, universities and public services and can connect sunlight sensors, air quality indicators and moisture sensors.

Robust apps could help carriers find a path to 5G profits
News Analysis | 1/7/2022

After running several 5G smartphone promotions over the holidays, telcos are looking to cash-in on their 5G networks by offering advanced apps such as AR and cloud gaming.

Why Samsung's 8Gbit/s 5G tests are noteworthy
News Analysis | 1/7/2022

In order to achieve its new speed record, Samsung said it used its own virtualized radio access network (RAN) and core products, its Massive MIMO radio and Qualcomm's Snapdragon X65 5G chips.

Head of Roku's fast-growing Platform business sets his exit
News Analysis | 1/7/2022

In a surprise move, Scott Rosenberg, an exec who handles a critical piece of Roku's advertising and content business, will be departing this spring.

Meta leads VR race, but 2022 is AR's year to shine
News Analysis | 1/7/2022

Meta's loss-leader approach is rewarding it with a huge lead in headsets; in 2022, non-gaming apps will surpass gaming apps' revenue for the first time.

Orange puts three on shortlist for future CEO – report
News Analysis | 1/7/2022

Reports suggest Stephane Richard could remain at the helm of Orange beyond the end of January.

Samsung chip shop is cooking on gas, but it probably won't last
News Analysis | 1/7/2022

The South Korean firm is guiding for a surge in fourth-quarter profits as chip demand outweighs supply.

Eurobites: Vodafone, EE delay reintroduction of EU roaming charges
News Analysis | 1/7/2022

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Openreach counts the petabytes; Kenyans get T-kash in pocket; The Posh find a fiber upgrade.

T-Mobile increases 2022 capex to maintain 5G position against rivals
News Analysis | 1/6/2022

'I believe capex will likely be higher, year over year [in 2022], as we race to implement this network even faster than we planned,' T-Mobile CFO Peter Osvaldik told an investor event Thursday.

Hisense joins the ATSC 3.0 TV party
News Analysis | 1/6/2022

Additionally, Tablo has launched an over-the-air DVR that receives both ATSC 1.0 and ATSC 3.0 signals. Those product developments emerge as US broadcasters push ahead with the next-gen, IP-based signaling standard.

Microsoft opens up about AT&T's 5G core
News Analysis | 1/6/2022

Microsoft is taking AT&T's core and cloud technology, 'building it into Microsoft's standard hybrid cloud product, and then delivering a carrier-grade hybrid cloud solution,' wrote the company's Shawn Hakl.

Frontier adds record 45K fiber subs in Q4
News Analysis | 1/6/2022

In the midst of an aggressive FTTP buildout plan, Frontier's fiber subscriber customer additions in the period were a 50% improvement over the prior record of 29,000 net adds in Q3 2021.

What's the story? 5G networks on C-band spectrum stalled
News Analysis | 1/6/2022

Mike Dano discusses the latest developments in Verizon and AT&T's efforts to deploy 5G networks on the C-band spectrum, and why those efforts have been mired in delays.

European telco VC arms have shown minimal interest in open RAN
News Analysis | 1/6/2022

The region's telecom giants have been calling for investment in open RAN startups, but their own funding arms have done little to aid development.

Taiwan regulator prepares to rule on long-running spectrum dispute
News Analysis | 1/6/2022

NCC to formally review Taiwan Mobile's acquisition of rival Taiwan Star, with most analysts expecting it to force the operator to divest the excess spectrum.

China Mobile hits its target in tepid Shanghai IPO
News Analysis | 1/6/2022

China Mobile can claim its return to the Shanghai main board a success, achieving its initial 48.7 billion yuan ($7.6 billion) target.

Verizon's Visible uses eSIM for free network test drive
News Analysis | 1/6/2022

Visible's offering, which provides two weeks of free service, represents an important step forward in the eSIM market because Verizon is Visible's parent company.

In 2022, will telcos get the RCS message at last?
News Analysis | 1/6/2022

Between holding off business messaging apps and 5G, 2022 could finally be the year telcos embrace RCS, says Omdia's Charlotte Palfrey.

What's ahead for Asia in 2022
News Analysis | 1/6/2022

Chips, human rights, 6G: What's ahead for Asia this year?

5G networks will help make the metaverse real
The Philter | 1/6/2022

The Consumer Technology Association's Sayon Deb said that 5G networks are a critical component of a set of new technologies that help blend our reality with virtual worlds.

Verana gears up for mmWave tests
News Analysis | 1/5/2022

Verana's Amit Jain confirmed the company has applied for an experimental license for a test network in 27GHz spectrum. According to AllNet Insights & Analytics, Verizon is the primary owner of that spectrum.

Cox's Kevin Hart takes helm of fiber-focused Segra
News Analysis | 1/5/2022

Kevin Hart, the former chief product and technology officer of Cox, is named CEO of Segra two months after Cox acquired the enterprise-focused fiber services company. Len Barlik succeeds Hart as CTO of Cox.

AT&T CEO touts 'unified connectivity approach' with wired and wireless
News Analysis | 1/5/2022

John Stankey reiterates that AT&T will take a targeted approach with fixed wireless broadband, identifying potential use cases for both residential and rural situations and certain business services scenarios.

Charter tests DOCSIS 4.0 at 1.8GHz, hits multi-gigabit symmetrical speeds
News Analysis | 1/5/2022

Lab trials with Vecima and an undisclosed silicon provider generated north of 8.5Gbit/s downstream and 6Gbit/s upstream on HFC plant upgraded to 1.8GHz.

Verizon doubles down on fixed wireless bet
News Analysis | 1/5/2022

Verizon will soon begin selling fixed wireless access (FWA) services across 20 million US households at dramatically reduced prices. 'The product quality is there now,' explained Verizon's Manon Brouillette.

Telecom in 2030: Openness with no guarantee of diversity
Morris Lore | 1/5/2022

Open interfaces will be baked into future generations of mobile technology, but that does not mean the market will be more competitive.

Swisscom buys majority stake in Innovative Web Group
News Analysis | 1/5/2022

Takeover of web specialist aimed at strengthening Swiss incumbent's 'communities and associations' business area.

Consumer tech revenues to exceed $500B in 2022 – CTA study
News Analysis | 1/5/2022

Led by strong demand for smartphones, automotive tech, connected health devices and streaming services, that expected new high-water mark for 2022 would be a 2.8% rise from 2021's total, says the Consumer Technology Association.

Eurobites: Airtel Africa sells Tanzanian towers
News Analysis | 1/5/2022

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Agcom gives green light to FiberCop co-investment program; Telkom SA's spectrum auction gripes; UK security law kicks in.

Telia to sell Latvian B2B business to Tet
News Analysis | 1/5/2022

Telia Company will retain an interest in Telia Latvia through its minority stake in buyer Tet and also retains 60.3% of mobile operator LMT.

India’s Airtel withdraws corporate restructuring plan
News Analysis | 1/5/2022

The board of India's second-largest service provider believes its existing structure will best leverage telecom reforms announced by the government in September 2021.

SaaS-based network security scores $1.2B in revenue for Q3 2021 – report
News Analysis | 1/4/2022

Citing an 'uncommon alignment between enterprise IT teams asking for more security investment and business leadership willing to do so,' SaaS-based network security revenues rose 26% in the quarter, Dell'Oro says.

Verizon releases C-band launch timeline, speeds and prices
News Analysis | 1/4/2022

Verizon said it will launch 5G services on its midband C-band spectrum licenses sometime this month, and that customers can expect 'typical download speeds' of 90 Mbit/s to 170 Mbit/s.

It's time for the Biden administration to get it together in 5G
DanoVision | 1/4/2022

A year into the Biden administration, 'there is no spectrum plan, there are no big auctions planned, at a time when everyone was all about 'we've got to beat China on the race to 5G,' said a former FCC chief.

US pay-TV drops another 637,000 subs in Q3 2021
News Analysis | 1/4/2022

Despite gains among virtual MVPDs in Q3 2021, the 5.2% rate of decline in the period for the full pay-TV industry was among the worst on record, according to a fresh analysis from MoffettNathanson.

BlackBerry says thumbs down on its iconic handsets
News Analysis | 1/4/2022

Canadian firm calls time on OS support for old-style keyboard devices; long running class-action lawsuit proving harder to shut down, however.

Dish's 5G remains MIA, but company debuts new tagline
News Analysis | 1/4/2022

Dish Network's new 5G tagline, 'America's First Smart Network,' was trademarked in October and is now being used in a number of social media posts. But the company has not yet launched commercial 5G services.

Cable One and partners team up to form fiber-fueled JV
News Analysis | 1/4/2022

A new firm involving Cable One, GTCR, Stephens Capital Partners and The Pritzker Organization aims to accelerate the growth of a unit comprising Cable One's Clearwave and Hargray fiber businesses.

Tele2 picks Nokia for 5G RAN in Baltics
News Analysis | 1/4/2022

Nokia takes a leading role in building 5G networks for Tele2 in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

Taiwan Mobile chief calls for speedy approval of merger
News Analysis | 1/4/2022

Taiwan Mobile boss Jamie Lin has called on regulators to expedite approval of its merger with smaller operator Taiwan Star.

Huawei 2021 sales decimated by US sanctions
News Analysis | 1/4/2022

Chinese vendor reports a 30% drop in revenues as the US campaign finally catches up with it.

Eurobites: Orange invests in Europe's 'technological sovereignty'
News Analysis | 1/4/2022

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Springo joins the FiberCop fold; Telefonica, Microsoft hawk hybrid cloud; Telia sells Latvian unit.

North American service providers take on the cloud, fast fiber and edge investments
News Analysis | 1/4/2022

Service providers in 2022 expect to deploy more midband 5G spectrum deployments, add more fiber to their networks and ramp up the battle for broadband subscribers.

5G private networks: Seven years beyond Reykjavik
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 1/4/2022

Heavy Reading's survey data indicates that the notion of 5G private networks driving commercial service innovation is rapidly becoming a reality.

AT&T, Verizon agree to another C-band delay
News Analysis | 1/4/2022

Late last year, AT&T and Verizon agreed to delay their 5G launches in C-band spectrum by one month, to January 5. On Monday, they agreed to extend that delay another two weeks, to January 19.

Samsung to support NFTs in new smart TVs
News Analysis | 1/3/2022

TV maker's NFT Platform will be available in a set of 2022 models, including its MicroLED, Neo QLED and The Frame products.

Apple, Ericsson square off over 5G patents
News Analysis | 1/3/2022

Ericsson wants up to $5 for every iPhone Apple sells. But according to Apple, it now holds 'a share of declared 5G patent families that is comparable to Ericsson's share.'

Comcast debuts Wi-Fi 6E gateway as it preps for faster speeds on HFC
News Analysis | 1/3/2022

New gateway, which adds support for Wi-Fi's fresh 6GHz band, will initially be offered to broadband subs on Comcast's 1.2-Gig service or its 'xFi Complete' package, which bundles in unlimited data.

Verizon, AT&T reject federal request to delay 5G on C-band
News Analysis | 1/3/2022

'If US airlines are permitted to operate flights every day in France, then the same operating conditions should allow them to do so in the United States,' the CEOs of AT&T and Verizon insist.

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