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Google's MVNO to test Wi-Fi offloading with Boingo
News Analysis | 8/5/2020

Google's Fi MVNO is testing Passpoint technology with Boingo that will allow its customers to automatically connect to Boingo's Wi-Fi hotspots. The impetus for the action is unclear.

Huawei's inventory buildup may have peaked
News Analysis | 8/5/2020

NeoPhotonics expects revenues from Huawei to decline from 50% of its total to much lower levels, a development the company said indicates that the Chinese vendor has met its inventory stockpile goal.

SoftBank Corp. gets to work on mixed bag in fiscal Q1
News Analysis | 8/5/2020

SoftBank's telco and e-commerce unit benefits from a surge in teleworking demand amid the coronavirus pandemic, despite a drop in mobile sales.

Ofcom: UK adults spent 40% of lockdown in front of a screen
News Analysis | 8/5/2020

During the COVID-19 lockdown, UK adults spent a staggering 40% of waking hours watching TV and streaming services, according to a report by Ofcom.

Philo tops 750,000 subs
News Analysis | 8/5/2020

The low-cost, entertainment-focused OTT-TV service provider says subscriber growth has rocketed 300% in the past year.

Telecom Italia desperate to control Italy's only fiber network
News Analysis | 8/5/2020

If the Italian phone incumbent cannot negotiate a majority stake, its outlook will suffer.

Podcast: What's the story with open RAN?
LRTV Interviews | 8/5/2020

On this episode of 'What's the Story?' – a new series from the Light Reading Podcast – Iain Morris talks with pod host Nicole Ferraro about open RAN: the latest news, why it matters and what's likely to happen next.

SK Telecom and Microsoft to launch Xbox 5G cloud gaming
News Analysis | 8/5/2020

SK Telecom and Microsoft will launch the Xbox cloud gaming streaming service in South Korea in September, the only Asian country joining the global launch.

Disney+ smashes subscriber targets in fiscal Q3
News Analysis | 8/5/2020

Disney's streaming service proves a hit amid an otherwise challenging period, thanks in part to the COVID-19 pandemic and standout shows like The Mandalorian.

Telstra speeds up 5G rollout and raises prices
News Analysis | 8/5/2020

Australian operator Telstra is speeding up 5G rollout – and raising prices – while in New Zealand, the platform has only just arrived via local telco Spark.

Eurobites: EU steps up probe into Google's Fitbit deal
News Analysis | 8/5/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone and Ericsson build private network for Centrica; uCPE testing calls on Arm technology; Salt tastes success in Swiss broadband comparison.

5G could make wireless time-sensitive networking a possibility
News Analysis | 8/4/2020

Companies including Intel, Keysight Technologies, General Electric and Extreme Networks have teamed in the Avnu Alliance to make time-sensitive networking (TSN) in 5G a reality.

SBA, American Tower double down on edge computing opportunity
News Analysis | 8/4/2020

SBA Communications and American Tower are investing millions of dollars into open datacenters around the country, both big and small. Their goal is to compete with the likes of Amazon and Akamai.

Broadband-only signups surge at WOW in Q2
News Analysis | 8/4/2020

Now a 'broadband first' company, WOW is migrating subs off its legacy pay-TV platform and encouraging them to explore OTT options or its new Android TV-based IPTV offering.

Hands off Arm, Nvidia
Morris Lore | 8/4/2020

The sale of the UK's only major technology player in the open RAN ecosystem would hardly support efforts to rekindle the domestic telecom supply chain.

Wrong and stupid: Trump's Twitter tiff ends O'Rielly's wireless run
DanoVision | 8/4/2020

FCC Commissioner Michael O'Rielly has worked to free up critical midband spectrum for 5G. Now he doesn't have a job, reportedly because he disagreed with Trump's campaign against Twitter.

Jio's dream of a 2G-free India is a nightmare for telcos
News Analysis | 8/4/2020

Reliance Jio Infocomm wants to move India's 2G subscribers to 4G – causing headaches for rival operators like Vodafone Idea and Airtel, and industrial IoT.

T-Mobile promises faster speeds, lower latency with standalone 5G launch
News Analysis | 8/4/2020

T-Mobile says benefits of standalone 5G include a 40% improvement to latency, a 20-30% boost in download speeds and a 30% increase in its nationwide 5G coverage area.

Podcast: Omdia on HPE's $925M acquisition of Silver Peak
Kelsey's Grammar | 8/4/2020

Omdia's Cliff Grossner explains how this acquisition may impact the industry at large and shares his predictions for the SD-WAN market in the coming months.

UK's 5G auction sequel is a £1.1B farce
Morris Lore | 8/4/2020

Ofcom says no to operators calling for an administrative award of spectrum instead of a competitive auction. Its logic makes little sense.

Liberty Global boasts biggest net customer adds in over two years
News Analysis | 8/4/2020

CEO Fries upbeat on Q2 results. Claims to be making 'great progress' on the proposed merger of Virgin Media and Telefónica UK.

Harmonic set to cash in on process to reclaim C-band spectrum
News Analysis | 8/4/2020

Video vendor says work stemming from SES partnership focused on reclaiming C-band spectrum for 5G will drive material revenues as early as Q4.

Leading Lights 2020 Finalists: Most Innovative Mobile/Wireless Product or Service
News Analysis | 8/4/2020

Amdocs; Cohere Technologies; Rakuten, Intel and Altiostar Networks are in the running for the 'Most Innovative Mobile/Wireless Product or Service' award.

Eurobites: Arm co-founder warns against Nvidia sale
News Analysis | 8/4/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ukrtelecom rolls out broadband to rural notspots; Seacom boosts capacity on African subsea cable; UK politicians sounds TikTok alarm.

Nokia bags 5G deal with Taiwan's Asia Pacific Telecom
News Analysis | 8/4/2020

Finnish telecoms vendor to provide Taiwan operator APT with non-standalone and standalone 5G RAN and core in latest Taiwanese network deal.

Leading Lights 2020 Finalists: Most Innovative Cable/Video Product or Service
News Analysis | 8/4/2020

Five companies – Amdocs, CommScope, Promptlink, Synamedia and ZTE – made the cut in the Most Innovative Cable/Video Product or Service category.

California school district builds its own LTE network for online learning
News Analysis | 8/3/2020

The Patterson (Calif.) Unified School District has built a small, private wireless LTE network in the unlicensed 3.5GHz CBRS spectrum band. The pandemic-inspired project could become a trend around the US.

Charlie Vogt heads back to the future
CxO Spotlight | 8/3/2020

As the new CEO of Dasan Zhone, Vogt returns to his telecom roots as the supplier seeks to expand in North America.

Dish buys Ting, scores mobile management deal with Tucows
News Analysis | 8/3/2020

Dish Network said it will purchase Ting's retail business. But hiding behind that transaction is the bigger move by Dish to offload the management of its MVNO business to Ting's owner, Tucows.

Has Nokia stopped the 5G rot?
News Analysis | 8/3/2020

The Finnish equipment vendor may have turned an important corner at a very opportune geopolitical moment.

Huawei, Apple buck Q2 smartphone trends – report
News Analysis | 8/3/2020

Both OEMs have reason to cheer, despite overall smartphone shipment volumes decreasing 16% year-on-year. Samsung? Look away now.

ATX fills a gap as it takes over Cisco's cable amp biz
News Analysis | 8/3/2020

Digicomm deal provides continuity as ATX prepares to sell GainMaker-compatible products along with a mix of its own next-gen cable access network products.

NTT DoCoMo's non-telecom services rescue Q2 result
News Analysis | 8/3/2020

NTT DoCoMo's Smart Life services save Q2 bottom line.

Trump call reboots Microsoft's TikTok buyout talks
News Analysis | 8/3/2020

US software giant continues talks with parent company ByteDance over TikTok in the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand after White House intervention.

Huawei customer working on AT&T's FirstNet buildout
News Analysis | 8/3/2020

AT&T confirmed it will partner with Union Wireless to construct a FirstNet network across rural Wyoming. Union is one of the many small wireless network operators that uses Huawei equipment.

Eurobites: Does Drahi have his eye on Openreach?
News Analysis | 8/3/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Stirling work from CityFibre; Telia sells Afghan stake; new boss at Olivetti; 5G – The Movie.

Leading Lights 2020 Finalists: Most Innovative Telco Cloud Strategy
News Analysis | 8/3/2020

Three companies – Colt Technology Services, HGC and PCCW Global – made the cut in the Most Innovative Telco Cloud Strategy.

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