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Eurobites: Nokia offers 'end-to-end' 5G training
News Analysis | 9/2/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EE goes large on Apple goodies; Netflix sets up Russian partnership; Ericsson updates on coronavirus impact.

AT&T exploring sale of its Xandr advanced ad unit – report
The Bauminator | 9/1/2020

Interest in selling the ad-tech specialist could be another clear signal that AT&T is also exploring a plan to sell off its struggling DirecTV satellite TV unit.

Verizon, ViacomCBS execs cheer 5G options
News Analysis | 9/1/2020

It's showtime for 5G as next-generation networks start to enable more immersive media experiences. Network and media executives alike are hoping consumers will flock to the new services.

T-Mobile plans widespread C-band tests for 5G
News Analysis | 9/1/2020

T-Mobile wants to test 5G in the C-band in Houston, Phoenix and elsewhere. But some analysts have lowered their expectations for T-Mobile's spectrum spending.

First 'GAP' nodes could surface in 2022
News Analysis | 9/1/2020

Standards for Generic Access Platform nodes are inching toward finalization, setting up 2021 as a time for vendors to ramp up development of the physical hardware and software.

Verizon, SpaceX, CenturyLink, Charter among FCC's RDOF bidders
News Analysis | 9/1/2020

Dozens of companies and other bidding entities have registered their interest in participating in the FCC's $20.4 billion Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF).

Exiting bankruptcy, Frontier looks to challenge cable
News Analysis | 9/1/2020

John Stratton, a former Verizon executive, will work with Frontier CEO Bernard Han to lead the telco out of bankruptcy, in part by challenging cable operators.

TPG shopping RCN, Grande and Wave Broadband for $8B – report
News Analysis | 9/1/2020

Private equity firm is reportedly exploring a sale of its 'Astound' conglomerate of service providers for more than $8 billion.

Virtually unstoppable: Zoom revenues quadruple thanks to COVID-19
News Analysis | 9/1/2020

Videoconferencing platform Zoom announces runaway second-quarter earnings, with revenue up 355%, though tech's biggest firms aim to chase its success.

Podcast: What's the story with TikTok?
LRTV Interviews | 9/1/2020

This week: Phil Harvey, Light Reading's editor-in-chief, on what's going on with TikTok and why it matters for telcos.

India's top court gives telcos ten years to clear AGR dues
News Analysis | 9/1/2020

India's supreme court rules that telcos have ten years to pay their Adjusted Gross Revenue (AGR) dues, a move that comes as a blow to Vodafone Idea in particular.

Eurobites: Ericsson and Elisa claim Nordic first with 5G SA pilot
News Analysis | 9/1/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica turns on 5G; Swisscom can't resist Azure's allure; Orange's IoT keeps De Beers' marine operation ship-shape; A1 Telekom Austria fires up the smart boiler.

India's Jio looks to acquire firms to fire its 5G ambitions
News Analysis | 9/1/2020

India's Jio Platforms seeks to acquire or partner with domestic firms to develop competencies in building and manufacturing 5G products.

Telecom Italia on track to create single fiber network
News Analysis | 9/1/2020

Former Italian incumbent's board approves sale of 37.5% stake in new FiberCop entity to KKR, while merger deal with Open Fiber is finally given the green light.

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