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VMware Splashes $4.8B on Strategic Acquisitions
News Analysis | 8/23/2019

VMware is bolstering its developer support and security capabilities with the acquisitions of Pivotal Software and Carbon Black.

Fresh Trouble for Huawei in India
News Analysis | 8/23/2019

A right-wing organization wants India's government to ban Huawei and promote indigenous firms.

Eurobites: A1 pilots cryptocurrency payments
News Analysis | 8/23/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Salt's second quarter is no great shakes; Serbia Broadband extends gigabit service; Safaricom's bad apples.

Verizon Brings Mobile 5G to Phoenix, Targets In-Building 5G With Boingo
News Analysis | 8/22/2019

Verizon strikes a 5G DAS deal with Boingo, starts outdoor mobile high-band 5G rollout in Phoenix.

Here's How T-Mobile Reduced LTE Congestion by 71%
News Analysis | 8/22/2019

T-Mobile's CTO Neville Ray built a traffic-forecasting tool in conjunction with Speedtest provider Ookla that the company said helped direct fully $10 billion in network spending over the past five years.

Apple's iPhone 7 Blasts RF Radiation Above Legal Limits in New Study
News Analysis | 8/22/2019

Detailed RF exposure tests conducted by the Chicago Tribune found that a number of devices, including those from Motorola, Samsung and Apple, exceed some of the FCC's guidelines for radiation emissions.

Consumers Overpay for Broadband – Study
The Bauminator | 8/22/2019

Findings from university researchers and the WSJ could crash broadband's ARPU party as a growing number of subscribers upgrade to faster, more expensive high-speed Internet tiers.

China 4G Users Inflamed Over Throttling
News Analysis | 8/22/2019

China's mobile-phone customers are in a frenzy over reports that operators have deliberately slowed down 4G connections.

The murky status of Russian 5G
News Analysis | 8/22/2019

Behind the shady goings-on in Putin's state may lie a plan for Russian control of 5G technology. That would be a scary development for the country's big mobile operators.

Storm Clouds Gather Over Sunrise's $6.4B Liberty Deal
News Analysis | 8/22/2019

A major bust-up between the Swiss telco and its biggest shareholder could sink the deal to acquire Liberty Global's Swiss cable business.

Eurobites: Nokia Hires Ericsson Insider
News Analysis | 8/22/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson tweaks top table; silly job titles just got sillier; Drei Austria schutz the Internet.

Guavus Takes Jio's Big Data Challenge
The Philter | 8/22/2019

Jio's competitive market, fast growth and expanding customer base present some interesting machine learning and analytics challenges for Guavus, its newly announced analytics partner.

Startup uBeam Uses Ultrasound for Over-the-Air Power
News Analysis | 8/21/2019

Californian startup claims ultrasound is the best method for wireless power transmission.

T-Mobile Resolves Video Throttling Issue Amid Another PR Dustup
News Analysis | 8/21/2019

T-Mobile acknowledged that it recently resolved an issue affecting its video-throttling practice, a situation that arises amid a renewed debate around wireless operators' network-management efforts.

Apple Eyes $9.99 Price for Apple TV+ – Report
News Analysis | 8/21/2019

Apple's subscription VoD service is expected to join a crowded field in November and lead with a free trial, Bloomberg says.

5G Isn't Going Indoors Anytime Soon
News Analysis | 8/21/2019

Around 80% of all mobile data traffic is consumed indoors and the fastest variety of 5G spectrum, millimeter-wave, won't get into your home or office in the near future.

MEF Seeks to End SD-WAN Confusion
News Analysis | 8/21/2019

The MEF 70 standard looks to clarify the definition of SD-WAN and pave the way for carrier interoperability, certification and faster deployment times for SD-WAN services.

Huawei bans and spectrum delays hit 5G plans in Australia, New Zealand
News Analysis | 8/21/2019

Operators in Australia and New Zealand have been forced to use existing spectrum and Western equipment vendors.

Eurobites: Phone-Paid Services Hit Prime Time in UK
News Analysis | 8/21/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom digs into the IoT market; Kudelski Group revenues slump in H1; Porsche teams up with Apple Music; Telenor completes DNA deal.

Russia's MTS still in no hurry on 5G
News Analysis | 8/21/2019

Even if it had the spectrum, Russia's biggest operator says there is no demand for 5G and therefore no need for an aggressive expansion.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Three, Samsung & Sprint/T-Mobile
LRTV Documentaries | 8/21/2019

Without Scott but with Dan Warren from Samsung, discussing Three's foray into 5G broadband, developments at Samsung, and much, much more. Well, a bit more.

Omniverse Begs for the Court's Help
News Analysis | 8/20/2019

Implores a California court to step in and 'compel mediation' with ACE to work toward a settlement, because 'there is literally nothing left for litigation' after Omniverse shut down its TV streaming service in June.

Cable's Canoe Paddles Into Rough Waters
The Bauminator | 8/20/2019

The ad-driven video joint venture is attempting to carve out new deals around the world as impressions flatten out thanks to finite inventory and the rise of streaming competitors.

When Is 5G Not 5G? When It's Not 100MHz, Says Three
Morris Lore | 8/20/2019

An advertising fracas over what counts as 5G draws attention to the industry's shortcomings.

Podcast: SES Networks Takes ONAP Sky-High
Wagner’s Ring | 8/20/2019

The satellite network operator is looking to the Open Networking Automaton Platform (ONAP) to automate connecting its space-based network with terrestrial operators.

Three CEO: We'd Rather Take Huawei Risk Than Miss 5G Rewards
CxO Spotlight | 8/20/2019

The smallest of the UK's four mobile operators is forging ahead with its rollout of a home broadband service powered by Huawei's 5G equipment, despite government concern about the Chinese vendor.

Common Networks tangles with Comcast in California
News Analysis | 8/20/2019

Taps into 60GHz millimeter wave spectrum to deliver new 300-Meg, uncapped symmetrical service for $49 per month to parts of the Bay Area.

Huawei Threatens Lawsuit Over WSJ Story
News Analysis | 8/20/2019

Huawei denies reports that it worked with local Ugandan police to hack into the phone of an opposition activist.

Eurobites: BT Considers Dutch Towers Sale
News Analysis | 8/20/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telia Denmark CEO leaves; EE irked by Three UK's 5G advertising; CK Hutchison billionaire fancies an Old Speckled Hen.

Vodafone Idea Swaps CEO Amid Reports of 'Turf War'
News Analysis | 8/20/2019

Indian operator speedily finds a replacement for Balesh Sharma, who has presided over a massive fall in the company's share price and the loss of millions of subscribers.

Huawei Slams US Blacklisting of Affiliates
News Analysis | 8/20/2019

Chinese vendor lashes out at latest US measures while insisting that its business has not been affected.

Russia Reserves 3.5GHz Band for the Military, Not 5G
News Analysis | 8/20/2019

But Russia plots 5G millimeter wave in Moscow's Red Square with trials in the fall and a launch in 2020.

Light Reading Packs Double Wallop at Cable-Tec Expo
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 8/19/2019

For the first time, Light Reading will offer two breakfast roundtables on key tech topics at this fall's SCTE|ISBE Cable-Tec Expo in New Orleans – the first on network virtualization and the second on cable and 5G.

Just 29,000 5G Devices Have Been Sold in the US (So Far)
DanoVision | 8/19/2019

According to new figures from BayStreet Research, 5G phones aren't exactly flying off the shelves.

Crown Castle Hires Google Lobbyist to Boost DC Efforts
News Analysis | 8/19/2019

Tower and small cell company Crown Castle moved to bolster its Beltway firepower with the addition of a new chief lobbyist who hails from Google and Microsoft.

Australian telcos demand cuts in 'unsustainable' NBN prices
News Analysis | 8/19/2019

Australia's state-backed national wholesale network charges too much and provides shoddy service, say critics.

Dish Fiber Leads With Managed WiFi
News Analysis | 8/19/2019

Dish has accelerated its pursuit of apartment service deals with a new offering that matches raw connectivity with a managed, property-wide WiFi network, IPTV services and, later, IoT capabilities.

'AT&T TV' Streams Into 10 Test Markets
News Analysis | 8/19/2019

Billed as a 'Televisionary' offering, AT&T's new pay-TV streaming service features five tiers, paired with a 500-hour cloud DVR and access to a large VoD library.

Eurobites: Three UK Plugs In 5G Home Broadband Service
News Analysis | 8/19/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: KCOM acquisition finalized; Telia issues Russian spying disclaimer; France's digital tax feels the heat in Washington.

US Component Makers Should Plan for Life Without Huawei
Morris Lore | 8/19/2019

Harsh weekend words from Trump and prolonged uncertainty will spur the Chinese equipment maker as it tries to become more self-reliant. Its US suppliers should plan accordingly.

Did Altice Change Its Tune on Buying Spectrum?
News Analysis | 8/16/2019

Altice said it wants to buy C-Band spectrum, which appears to represent a bit of a change from the company's previous strategy.

Podcast: Where Does OTT TV Go Now?
The Philter | 8/16/2019

It's going to take some televisionary moves for pay-TV providers and big studio owners like AT&T to sort out what consumers want, how to package it and what to call it.

Dish's CEO to Boost Dealers: 'We Want to Change the Way the World Communicates'
News Analysis | 8/16/2019

The CEO of Dish Network is urging Sprint's Boost dealers to stick around with the brand while Dish works to acquire the business from Sprint.

Mobileum Parachutes Into 'New Ballgame' With $70M WeDo Takeover
News Analysis | 8/16/2019

Private equity-backed roaming and security specialist has a new line-up of senior executives to manage a business that has just doubled in size.

Eurobites: The Lost Towers of Nigeria
News Analysis | 8/16/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ireland takes a closer look at Verizon Media's cookies; EU and Apple prepare for September showdown over tax bill; Sky trumpets addressable TV.

Here's What Trump's Huawei Ban Cost US Firms in Q2
News Analysis | 8/16/2019

Several US companies put a dollar amount on the losses they incurred from President Trump's Huawei ban. Here's the tally.

WiCipedia: Using Tech for Good, the Scully Effect & Google's Clock Is Ticking
WiCipedia | 8/16/2019

This week in our WiC roundup: Coding school teaches kids to help others with tech; '90s TV reigns supreme even in the everything-automated age; computer science programs may have more accountability soon; and more.

VMware to Acquire Veriflow for Network Monitoring
News Analysis | 8/16/2019

Another acquisition in a summer of deals to beef up VMware's networking toolkit.

China Operators Woo Newcomer CBN for 5G Alliance
News Analysis | 8/16/2019

China's big mobile operators see the country's unlikely 5G new entrant as a prospective partner.

Cisco Lays Off 488
News Analysis | 8/16/2019

The company seems to be making adjustments in the face of a disappointing quarterly projection; in addition to the layoffs it's also hiring, and shut down development in an emerging cable data networking technology.

Is the Worst Over for US Pay-TV?
News Analysis | 8/15/2019

As the rate of US video subscriber losses accelerated to a record high in Q2, a top analyst wonders if those losses are about to slow down and stabilize.

Orange's Isch on Keeping SD-WAN Secure & Simple
Kelsey's Grammar | 8/15/2019

In a recent podcast with Light Reading, John Isch discusses how Orange 'co-innovates' with SD-WAN customers, and shares several case studies on what this process looks like by describing collaborations with its SD-WAN customers Siemens and Sony.

Reliance Jio Plans Major NB-IoT Launch in India in Jan. 2020
News Analysis | 8/15/2019

The operator plans to have at least a billion IoT devices operating on the network within 2 years.

Another Huawei Scandal, Another Denial
News Analysis | 8/15/2019

China's controversial equipment giant denies hacking into phones in Africa at the behest of political strongmen.

Automating Telstra Still Performs Like a Knackered Robot
News Analysis | 8/15/2019

Australian operator is hacking away at its workforce like a murderous machine, but its 'turnaround' is questionable at this stage.

CommScope Swaps Leadership of Its CPE Biz
News Analysis | 8/15/2019

Former Scientific-Atlanta and Cisco exec Joe Chow to succeed Larry Robinson, a move that will spark more speculation about the future of the set-top and modem business that CommScope acquired from Arris.

Italy's mobile melee calls for extreme measures
News Analysis | 8/15/2019

With Fastweb poised to launch a fifth mobile network, Italian operators faced with shrinking sales are taking network sharing to a new level.

Eurobites: Huawei Commits to UK, Despite Everything
News Analysis | 8/15/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Swisscom revenue slides in H1; BT to delist from NYSE; more holograms; 5G ice-cream scoop.

Dell Flying to 5G Cloud on AT&T-Led 'Airship'
News Analysis | 8/15/2019

Dell is working with AT&T to bring hardware automation to the Airship open source cloud provisioning project.

Amid Criticism, FCC Chairman Moves to Approve Revised T-Mobile/Sprint Merger
News Analysis | 8/15/2019

However, there are a growing number of state attorneys general who oppose the merger.

Cisco Sees 'Major Point of Weakness' in Service Provider Business
News Analysis | 8/14/2019

Cisco's service provider business declined steeply in its most recent quarter. And Cisco isn't expecting a comeback soon, as 5G profits aren't in the near term for telcos, CEO Chuck Robbins says.

Akamai Testing Edge Computing Scenarios With 5G Operators
News Analysis | 8/14/2019

Akamai is hoping to parlay its efforts in the CDN arena into a role in the 5G and edge computing marketplace.

New Disney Pact Paves Way for Charter to Offer Hulu, ESPN+, Disney+
News Analysis | 8/14/2019

Distribution of premium subscription streaming services are contemplated in new, wide-ranging deal between The Mouse and Charter.

Deal Pushes ViacomCBS Past Netflix in Programming Spend
The Bauminator | 8/14/2019

Combined company only will trail Disney, Comcast/NBCU and AT&T/WarnerMedia in that category as streaming battle intensifies.

Verizon to Test Aggregation Across CBRS, 1900MHz, 700MHz & AWS Spectrum
News Analysis | 8/14/2019

Verizon is planning to conduct tests that would combine transmissions across CBRS spectrum and its existing licensed spectrum bands, including 1900MHz, AWS and 700MHz.

How 5G & the Trade War Are Ringing the Changes for Ericsson
News Analysis | 8/14/2019

The Swedish vendor is changing the way it delivers products and shifting production facilities.

Huawei Cuts Back on Cable
News Analysis | 8/14/2019

Chinese vendor is backing away from the cable network business amid pressures from the US-China trade war and the loss of critical business with cable operators in portions of Europe, industry sources said.

China Unicom Seeks 5G Ally to Cope With Buildout
News Analysis | 8/14/2019

Revenues are down, spending is up, and 5G is on the horizon: A partner could ease the pressure for one of China's big players.

Eurobites: Vodafone Launches 5G in Ireland
News Analysis | 8/14/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Drei and ZTE fire up 5G in Austria; 5G mmWave network to be tested in Moscow; UK MVNO targets those with hearing loss.

Wi-Charge Readies Infrared Wireless Power System for IoT Devices
News Analysis | 8/13/2019

Wi-Charge preps a wireless power system for IoT devices.

CBS, Viacom Strike Deal to Combine
News Analysis | 8/13/2019

The combined company, to be called ViacomCBS, said it would become a global powerhouse that can pump out premium content at grander scale and use OTT and other direct-to-consumer channels to stoke growth.

Nokia Delays Sprint's 5G Rollout
News Analysis | 8/13/2019

Sprint is using three vendors for 5G and two of them have already launched commercial service on their gear. Where's Nokia?

5G Report Card for August: 100 Announced Devices, 39 Operators Globally
News Analysis | 8/13/2019

5G is gaining momentum, according to the latest numbers from the GSA.

Podcast: Prof. Nick Feamster Explains Machine Learning for Telcos
The Philter | 8/13/2019

Machine learning is primed to help service providers run more efficient and effective networks, but first the good ideas have to make their way from the lab to the real world – and that's a big challenge, according to the University of Chicago's Nick Feamster.

Consolidated Streams Into the Future With 'CCiTV'
News Analysis | 8/13/2019

Joins OTT-TV and satellite TV options in northern New England with a new streaming video service, running on Android TV boxes and a range of retail devices.

5G Firms Still Face Trump Tariffs
News Analysis | 8/13/2019

President Trump will delay some tariffs on smartphones, in the latest development in his trade war with China.

5G: Too Big Even for China?
News Analysis | 8/13/2019

The vast costs of 5G rollout are weighing heavily on Chinese telcos.

RJio Vs Vodafone Idea: Who Will Rule India?
News Analysis | 8/13/2019

RJio has overtaken Bharti Airtel to become India's second-largest operator. Can it challenge Vodafone Idea for the top spot?

Huawei Decision to Show if BoJo Is Presidential Poodle or British Bulldog
Morris Lore | 8/13/2019

The question of what to do about Huawei will show UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson why a no-deal Brexit is fraught with peril.

CenturyLink Bids to Bring 5 Msec Latency to 98% of US Enterprises
News Analysis | 8/13/2019

With a relatively small investment of 'several hundred million' dollars, CenturyLink plans to bring a fiber network with 5 msec latency to 98% of US enterprises – ideal for emerging categories of edge workloads.

Eurobites: Hands-Free Heads for the UK Hard Shoulder
News Analysis | 8/13/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: French broadcasters receive approval for Netflix-challenging Salto service; tough Q2 for Denmark's TDC; EE rules the RootMetrics ratings roost.

CommScope Seeking New Leader for Ruckus Unit
News Analysis | 8/13/2019

CommScope CTO Morgan Kurk is running Ruckus on interim basis following recent departure of unit's former president, Ian Whiting.

Reliance Jio & Microsoft Launch 'Comprehensive' 10-Year Cloud Team-Up
News Analysis | 8/13/2019

The telco giant and Microsoft are joining forces to bring cloud services to India, and Reliance Jio will also build data centers for Microsoft on that subcontinent.

OSTV Now: Omniverse Exec Offers One-Stop Shop for TV
The Bauminator | 8/12/2019

Slated for launch in early September, the new offering will include a package of more than 50 US television channels, including 'faith-based,' premium and international channels.

Nokia, Ericsson, Cisco Pull US Operators Toward Standalone 5G
News Analysis | 8/12/2019

T-Mobile, Verizon and other operators are working with a range of vendors to smooth out the move from 'non-standalone' to 'standalone' 5G.

Top US Pay-TV Providers Dump Record 1.53M Subs in Q2
News Analysis | 8/12/2019

Gains by OTT-TV services don't make up for the bloodshed in typically tough period for service providers.

Vodafone's German Gigabit Plan Piles Broadband Misery Onto DT
News Analysis | 8/12/2019

Germany's telecom incumbent has already witnessed ten years of broadband decline at the hands of cable operators. Are things about to get worse?

China MVNOs Finally Hit Their Stride
News Analysis | 8/12/2019

Companies that use the mobile networks of the big three operators are finally becoming important in China.

CenturyLink Drops 'Several Hundred Million' Dollars on Edge
News Analysis | 8/12/2019

CenturyLink is building out more than 100 initial edge compute locations across the US and providing hybrid cloud and managed services.

Eurobites: Bolton Arrives in UK to Turn the Huawei Thumbscrews
News Analysis | 8/12/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: DT and friends go password-free with Mobile Connect; O2 complains about 5G auction terms; Telenor enables soufflé-defined networking.

U.S. Cellular's CTO Opens Up About 5G
News Analysis | 8/9/2019

U.S. Cellular CTO Michael Irizarry offered a few more details about the operator's 5G plans ahead of the provider's 2020 launch.

Cisco halts investment in Full Duplex DOCSIS
News Analysis | 8/9/2019

Says it's suspending spending on FDX until market timing, ecosystem development and size of the market opportunity can be quantified.

Powercast's Power-Over-Air System Takes Off
News Analysis | 8/9/2019

Powercast recieves FCC approval for retail applications for its wireless power transmission system for IoT and more.

American 5G Vendors Getting More Time in the Spotlight
DanoVision | 8/9/2019

President Trump's personal aversion to globalization and trade, and his promotion of US-based manufacturing, appears to be pushing some 5G providers toward American vendors.

Roku Rocks in Q2, Sizes Up Global Expansion
News Analysis | 8/9/2019

Blowout quarter sees revenues rise 59%, 'active' accounts eclipse 30 million as Roku keeps streaming platform lead over Amazon, Apple and Google.

OSS/BSS Market Snapshot: Half-Time Scores & Long-Term Outlook
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 8/9/2019

As a keen OSS-BSS observer, I like to parse financial disclosures to gauge the health of the market.

Huawei Unveils Harmony, a Potential Android Substitute
News Analysis | 8/9/2019

China's equipment giant has taken the wraps off its new operating system.

Japan's Rakuten Mobile to avoid grand entrance in October
News Analysis | 8/9/2019

It has made a noise about its revolutionary network approach, but the Japanese company will make a low-key entry into the mobile market in October.

Eurobites: DT Has No Plans to Sell BT Shares
News Analysis | 8/9/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: MegaFon sales grow; Austrians fret about 5G health effects; Freenet sticks to guidance.

WiCipedia: NASA's Beauty Queen & Coding for a Cause in OKC
WiCipedia | 8/9/2019

This week in our WiC roundup: A coding school with heart; brains and beauty win the crown; diversity efforts are not enough; and more.

5G Is Safe, FCC Says
News Analysis | 8/8/2019

FCC officials said that 5G does not cause health concerns like cancer, nor do transmissions in millimeter-wave spectrum.

CenturyLink: We're Testing Edge Computing With Customers Now
News Analysis | 8/8/2019

CenturyLink is testing edge computing technologies with customers today, according to the company's CEO. And he promised additional announcements on the topic 'in the coming weeks.'

AT&T Outsources FirstNet Construction to ATN's Commnet for $167.5M in Southwest
News Analysis | 8/8/2019

AT&T said it will pay ATN's Commnet $167.5 million to build a wireless network for its commercial users and its FirstNet users in the Southwest.

CommScope Eliminates COO Slot as Arris Biz Struggles
News Analysis | 8/8/2019

Departure of long-time Arris exec Bruce McClelland comes about four months after acquisition and as the unit grapples with an expected temporary decline in cable operator capital spending.

DT Still Waiting for Spectrum to Launch 5G
News Analysis | 8/8/2019

The soft launch of 5G in early July was even softer than it appeared, but financial results look strong for the second quarter despite the absence of any German 5G activity.

Tough Times: SingTel, China Mobile, HKT Issue Weak Results
News Analysis | 8/8/2019

Some of Asia's biggest telcos have had a difficult start to 2019.

Eurobites: Liberty Global Shrivels in Q2
News Analysis | 8/8/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Europe's regulators slam network-sharing in 'Czechia'; Nokia heads to New Zealand in latest 5G deal; MTN defies market conditions with strong Q2.

Podcast: Dish Network's Spectrum of Innovation
The Philter | 8/8/2019

Light Reading's editors discuss Dish Network, its pioneering past, a few hilarious missteps and why the company seems just as likely as anyone to be the next big player in 5G networks.

Samsung's Note10+ 5G Launches on Verizon
News Analysis | 8/8/2019

Verizon will be the sole US provider for Samsung's Note10+ 5G device, but not for long. AT&T and T-Mobile expect to launch their versions of the same 5G handset by year's end.

VMware Looks to Startup Acquisitions for Telco Cloudification
Wagner’s Ring | 8/8/2019

VMware's been shopping this summer, buying three cloud and networking startups that will bolster its telco strategy.

Residential Broadband, Biz Services Drive Cable One Forward in Q2
News Analysis | 8/7/2019

Cable One lost another 30,277 video subs in Q2, a 9.4% drop. The cable op ended the period with a pay-TV penetration rate of just 14.5%

US Government Employees Get Green Light to Buy 5G Services & Gear
News Analysis | 8/7/2019

The US government's IT purchasing official said that the door is open for federal and state government agencies to begin purchasing 5G services and equipment.

Shentel to Get Bigger Using Mix of Fiber, Cable & LTE Fixed Wireless
News Analysis | 8/7/2019

Regional operator Shentel says it plans to expand Internet access in part using LTE fixed wireless technology.

Locast Needs More Than Luck to Beat the Broadcasters
The Bauminator | 8/7/2019

Connections to AT&T and Dish harm Locast's position as a non-profit, do-gooder and add fuel to the arguments being set against Locast by the Big 4 US broadcasters.

Disney preps a super streaming bundle
News Analysis | 8/7/2019

Entertainment giant will market combo of Disney+, ESPN+ and Hulu's ad-supported SVoD service for $12.99 per month, about $5 less than the à la carte cost.

Verizon Promises Cheaper 5G Phones, 'Tailored' 5G Service Plans
News Analysis | 8/7/2019

Verizon's Ronan Dunne offered a few more hints about how Verizon will move forward in 5G in terms of pricing, phones and coverage.

After Towers Sale, RJio Looks to Fiber Spinoff
News Analysis | 8/7/2019

India's youngest service provider is turning itself into a more asset-light company.

Bell Canada's Ely: Market Demands Scalable, Co-Managed SD-WAN
Kelsey's Grammar | 8/7/2019

As 5G takes off, service providers must plan ahead for its impact on SD-WAN. In addition, Ely says growing demand for 'co-managed' SD-WAN services creates challenges around scalability.

South Korean 5G: Desperately Seeking Profits
News Analysis | 8/7/2019

While the industry raves about 5G take-up in South Korea, investors are still wondering why they should give a damn.

After Dominating Broadband, HKBN Takes On Enterprise
News Analysis | 8/7/2019

The Hong Kong operator is taking aim at rival HKT as it looks to shake up the enterprise sector.

Eurobites: Brits Head Online for TV Fix
News Analysis | 8/7/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Magyar Telekom names new CTIO; Turkcell hits more than 2 Gbit/s in 5G speed test; Ericsson reaches 24 live 5G networks; mobile money in South Sudan.

Altice USA Adds Smart Speaker to Home Lineup
News Analysis | 8/7/2019

Operator to sell Devialet-made 'Altice Amplify' device to Optimum and Suddenlink customers at a discount and lease it to Altice One users for $10 per month.

Things Are Getting Desperate in the 5G Small Cell Sector
News Analysis | 8/7/2019

Pushed by federal and state legislation designed to speed up the small cell approval process, some cities are gearing up for an application explosion. And vendors are pushing things along with lawsuits.

Wireless Industry in Q2 in 9 Charts
News Analysis | 8/7/2019

As the Q2 reporting season comes to a close, it's time to look at how Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon and AT&T stack up against each other.

How Airtel Sri Lanka Revamped Its BSS
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 8/7/2019

For any operator, revamping an entire business support system (BSS) architecture in just six months and cutting IT opex by 80% as a result is a notable achievement.

AT&T Brings 5G to Businesses in Downtown Manhattan
News Analysis | 8/6/2019

NYC gets AT&T business 5G in downtown Manhattan. The carrier won't have 5G for consumers until next year.

Houston, We Have a Problem: Satellite Alliance Fractures Over 5G Spectrum Sale Profits
News Analysis | 8/6/2019

There appears to be dissension in the ranks of satellite companies hoping to cash in on the sale of 5G spectrum.

Comcast Expands Reach of 'Internet Essentials,' 15-Meg Remains Service's Sweet Spot
News Analysis | 8/6/2019

By including people with disabilities and seniors, Comcast says 3 million more homes are eligible for Internet service, subsidized PCs and digital literacy training targeted to low-income Americans.

Google uses wireless to expand fiber in Austin
News Analysis | 8/6/2019

Google plans to use both fiber and wireless technologies to deliver Internet services in Austin, a first for the company.

Cable MVNOs Are Beginning to Hurt U.S. Cellular
News Analysis | 8/6/2019

U.S. Cellular acknowledged that cable MVNOs from the likes of Comcast and Charter are now beginning to affect the company's mobile business.

CableLabs looks outward with '4Front' event
News Analysis | 8/6/2019

Organization hopes to draw 1,500 for 4Front, a cross-industry event set for June 23-24, 2020, in Denver that will span areas such as gaming, broadband, healthcare, AI, automotive and security.

Ericsson, Nokia at front of queue for Orange 5G contracts
News Analysis | 8/6/2019

The Nordic vendors built the French incumbent's domestic mobile network and that means they are likely to become its 5G suppliers too.

Chinese Fight Losing Battle With Fake Basestations
News Analysis | 8/6/2019

The curiously Chinese phenomenon of fake basestations is a long-running problem for the country's authorities.

We're Still Not Sure How Verizon Is Going to Provide Nationwide 5G
Jonestown | 8/6/2019

Verizon has led the way with early high-band, millimeter-wave 5G, but the carrier faces lots of questions about how it can deploy 5G on low- or mid-band frequencies nationwide next year.

SES Takes ONAP to the Final Frontier
News Analysis | 8/6/2019

SES Networks is using Amdocs to implement the Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) on Microsoft Azure, to allow its telco customers to seamlessly extend to SES's satellite service.

Eurobites: Vivendi may sell 10% stake in Universal Music to Tencent
News Analysis | 8/6/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Arqiva plotting break-up and sale; Ericsson, Elisa test private cellular; Italy's 5-star 5G hotel; Detecon gets new boss; Accenture snaps up Northstream.

CommScope Carves Migration Path to Remote PHY
News Analysis | 8/5/2019

CommScope says new remote PHY modules can be snapped into most of its deployed base of fiber nodes and allow for targeted rollouts in areas where cable operators need to add capacity.

BoJo's UK Broadband Plan Looks Barmy, but Don't Write It Off
News Analysis | 8/5/2019

The UK's new prime minister may be chasing perfection in the hope of catching excellence, but the country's operators are demanding action on numerous fronts.

Traditional Pay-TV Less Meaningful but Video Still Relevant, WOW CEO Says
News Analysis | 8/5/2019

'We absolutely do lead with broadband. That is our key product,' Teresa Elder says on WOW's Q2 call.

BICS Is Building a Global IoT Business
News Analysis | 8/5/2019

The international carrier division of Belgium's Proximus is using its roaming network to develop an IoT business.

For Arista, Service Providers Are #5
Wagner’s Ring | 8/5/2019

Service providers rank in fifth place for vertical markets served by the switch powerhouse. Number one? The hypercloud guys.

Eurobites: Telia CEO Dennelind to Quit in 2020
News Analysis | 8/5/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ooredoo Algeria gets new boss; Safaricom embarks on fiber expansion; Telecom Italia hiring and firing.

TM Forum on Telecom's AI Trends
LRTV Interviews | 8/5/2019

Aaron Boasman-Patel, the TM Forum's VP of AI, Customer Experience and Data, talks about the real-world uses of AI in the telecom sector.

Sprint Touts 5G Coverage as Merger Pressure Mounts
News Analysis | 8/2/2019

Sprint says it will cover 11 million people with 5G soon. Meanwhile, Texas joins the list of states opposing Sprint's merger with T-Mobile. The states' lawsuit blocking the merger has been postponed until December.

Verizon sneaks $10/month 5G fee into new unlimited plans
DanoVision | 8/2/2019

Verizon is taking a page out of Gillette's playbook by announcing five (5!!!) different unlimited plans. And as for 5G, it's definitely going to cost you extra – at some point.

Former Dish Wireless Exec to Take R&D Helm at CableLabs
News Analysis | 8/2/2019

Mariam Sorond was most recently chief wireless architect and VP of technology development at Dish.

Charter Sets Employee Tests for 'Spectrum Connectivity Platform'
News Analysis | 8/2/2019

Software for broadband devices, believed to support OpenWRT, designed to help customers manage and optimize in-home WiFi, tweak router settings and pause Internet connectivity.

Power Brokers: Utilities Explore Their Role in 4G & 5G
News Analysis | 8/2/2019

Utility companies like Duke and Xcel are already major players in the telecom market. Now they're looking at how they might participate in 4G and 5G.

CK Hutchison Joins the Mobile Towers Party
News Analysis | 8/2/2019

Hong Kong firm restructures by setting up a new tower business and lumping its telecom subsidiaries into a single unit.

WiCipedia: Smile to Get Ahead, Coding Ninjas & 'Women in Tech' Need a New Moniker
WiCipedia | 8/2/2019

This week in our WiC roundup: You better smile if you want to work in tech; job descriptions need an overhaul; is being called a 'woman in tech' offensive?; and more.

BT Decline Continues Despite 5G, Fiber Push
News Analysis | 8/2/2019

UK operator's latest trading update came as a further disappointment to investors, sending its share price down on the London Stock Exchange Friday morning.

Eurobites: Telecom Italia Shrinks Again
News Analysis | 8/2/2019

Also in today's regional roundup: German broadband operators on the block; Android to get extra search tool options in EU; Brits lag on IoT; and more.

A10 Networks Is in Trouble: Company for Sale, CEO Leaving
News Analysis | 8/1/2019

A10 Networks, which is struggling to develop a 5G, network security and analytics strategy, is now up for sale. And the founder and CEO is on his way out.

Set TV Is Now Really, Really Dead
The Bauminator | 8/1/2019

California court hits alleged OTT-TV pirate with $7.6 million fine and permanent injunction on the service and the operation and distribution of a device used to stream hundreds of TV channels for just $20/month.

For Equinix, Interconnect Outpaces Colo
News Analysis | 8/1/2019

Equinix racked up its 66th consecutive quarter of revenue growth, and saw its interconnect business grow significantly faster than colo.

Casa Sees Cable Spending Perk Up in Q2
News Analysis | 8/1/2019

After a rough and tumble Q1, cable operators opened the spending spigots on network capacity a bit in Q2 even as many continue to explore and develop their next-gen access network strategies.

5G Customers Use More Data Than 4G Customers
News Analysis | 8/1/2019

What effect might 5G services have on networks? Data out of South Korea certainly indicates that 5G customers, at least initially, will use more data than 4G customers.

Bell Canada Chows Down on High-Fiber Diet
News Analysis | 8/1/2019

Canada's biggest telecom reports robust broadband but slower IPTV subscriber gains as it continues its nationwide rollout of fiber lines.

Verizon CEO Proclaims Company on 'Good Path' With 5G Spectrum
News Analysis | 8/1/2019

Analysts on Q2 call worry about Verizon's millimeter wave-based 5G plan as competitors promise low-band nationwide 5G in 2020.

Verizon Fios Sheds 52K Video Subs, Tacks On 34K Broadband Subs
News Analysis | 8/1/2019

Meanwhile, 'win-share is really good' in handful of markets offering a proprietary version of Verizon's millimeter wave-powered 5G Home broadband service.

Vietnam Puts 5G on Fast Track
News Analysis | 8/1/2019

Vietnam wants to be among the front ranks of operators bringing 5G technology to market and plans to rely on some local designs in preference to international suppliers.

Juniper Debuts Security That Won't Slow You Down
News Analysis | 8/1/2019

Juniper is integrating security into its high-performance MX routers and cSRX containerized firewall, to fit 5G and edge applications.

Gloom persists for Europe's long-suffering telco investors
News Analysis | 8/1/2019

Shares in Europe's 'big six' telcos have fallen sharply in the last few years and 5G holds out little hope for sales growth.

Big Blue Turns Red for Multicloud
Wagner’s Ring | 8/1/2019

IBM reveals details of how it's using Red Hat software as the foundation for its multicloud strategy, following its $34 billion Red Hat acquisition.

TiVo 'On Track' to Split Its Product & Licensing Businesses
News Analysis | 8/1/2019

Work underway to reorganize and streamline its product unit as TiVo prepares to separate itself by the second half of 2020.

Eurobites: Altice Full of Joie de Vivre After French 'Turnaround'
News Analysis | 8/1/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Three UK takes earnings hit; Veon battered by currency headwinds; Vodafone bags Liberty assets.

Qualcomm Hangs Hope on 5G in 2020 as Sales Weaken in Q3
News Analysis | 8/1/2019

Qualcomm is expecting 2020 to be a year of 5G, as its sales falter in fiscal Q3 2019.

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