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.
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.
The operator plans to have at least a billion IoT devices operating on the network within 2 years.
China's controversial equipment giant denies hacking into phones in Africa at the behest of political strongmen.
Australian operator is hacking away at its workforce like a murderous machine, but its 'turnaround' is questionable at this stage.
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.
With Fastweb poised to launch a fifth mobile network, Italian operators faced with shrinking sales are taking network sharing to a new level.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Swisscom revenue slides in H1; BT to delist from NYSE; more holograms; 5G ice-cream scoop.
Dell is working with AT&T to bring hardware automation to the Airship open source cloud provisioning project.
However, there are a growing number of state attorneys general who oppose the merger.
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 is hoping to parlay its efforts in the CDN arena into a role in the 5G and edge computing marketplace.
Distribution of premium subscription streaming services are contemplated in new, wide-ranging deal between The Mouse and Charter.
Combined company only will trail Disney, Comcast/NBCU and AT&T/WarnerMedia in that category as streaming battle intensifies.
Verizon is planning to conduct tests that would combine transmissions across CBRS spectrum and its existing licensed spectrum bands, including 1900MHz, AWS and 700MHz.
The Swedish vendor is changing the way it delivers products and shifting production facilities.
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.
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.
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 preps a wireless power system for IoT devices.
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.
Sprint is using three vendors for 5G and two of them have already launched commercial service on their gear. Where's Nokia?
5G is gaining momentum, according to the latest numbers from the GSA.
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.
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.
President Trump will delay some tariffs on smartphones, in the latest development in his trade war with China.
The vast costs of 5G rollout are weighing heavily on Chinese telcos.
RJio has overtaken Bharti Airtel to become India's second-largest operator. Can it challenge Vodafone Idea for the top spot?
The question of what to do about Huawei will show UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson why a no-deal Brexit is fraught with peril.
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.
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 CTO Morgan Kurk is running Ruckus on interim basis following recent departure of unit's former president, Ian Whiting.
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.
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.
T-Mobile, Verizon and other operators are working with a range of vendors to smooth out the move from 'non-standalone' to 'standalone' 5G.
Gains by OTT-TV services don't make up for the bloodshed in typically tough period for service providers.
Germany's telecom incumbent has already witnessed ten years of broadband decline at the hands of cable operators. Are things about to get worse?
Companies that use the mobile networks of the big three operators are finally becoming important in China.
CenturyLink is building out more than 100 initial edge compute locations across the US and providing hybrid cloud and managed services.
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 CTO Michael Irizarry offered a few more details about the operator's 5G plans ahead of the provider's 2020 launch.
Says it's suspending spending on FDX until market timing, ecosystem development and size of the market opportunity can be quantified.
Powercast recieves FCC approval for retail applications for its wireless power transmission system for IoT and more.
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.
Blowout quarter sees revenues rise 59%, 'active' accounts eclipse 30 million as Roku keeps streaming platform lead over Amazon, Apple and Google.
As a keen OSS-BSS observer, I like to parse financial disclosures to gauge the health of the market.
China's equipment giant has taken the wraps off its new operating system.
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.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: MegaFon sales grow; Austrians fret about 5G health effects; Freenet sticks to guidance.
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FCC officials said that 5G does not cause health concerns like cancer, nor do transmissions in millimeter-wave spectrum.
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 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.
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.
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.
Some of Asia's biggest telcos have had a difficult start to 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.
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.
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's been shopping this summer, buying three cloud and networking startups that will bolster its telco strategy.
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%
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.
Regional operator Shentel says it plans to expand Internet access in part using LTE fixed wireless technology.
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.
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's Ronan Dunne offered a few more hints about how Verizon will move forward in 5G in terms of pricing, phones and coverage.
India's youngest service provider is turning itself into a more asset-light company.
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.
While the industry raves about 5G take-up in South Korea, investors are still wondering why they should give a damn.
The Hong Kong operator is taking aim at rival HKT as it looks to shake up the enterprise sector.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
NYC gets AT&T business 5G in downtown Manhattan. The carrier won't have 5G for consumers until next year.
There appears to be dissension in the ranks of satellite companies hoping to cash in on the sale of 5G spectrum.
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 plans to use both fiber and wireless technologies to deliver Internet services in Austin, a first for the company.
U.S. Cellular acknowledged that cable MVNOs from the likes of Comcast and Charter are now beginning to affect the company's mobile business.
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.
The Nordic vendors built the French incumbent's domestic mobile network and that means they are likely to become its 5G suppliers too.
The curiously Chinese phenomenon of fake basestations is a long-running problem for the country's authorities.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
'We absolutely do lead with broadband. That is our key product,' Teresa Elder says on WOW's Q2 call.
The international carrier division of Belgium's Proximus is using its roaming network to develop an IoT business.
Service providers rank in fifth place for vertical markets served by the switch powerhouse. Number one? The hypercloud guys.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ooredoo Algeria gets new boss; Safaricom embarks on fiber expansion; Telecom Italia hiring and firing.
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 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 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.
Mariam Sorond was most recently chief wireless architect and VP of technology development at Dish.
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.
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.
Hong Kong firm restructures by setting up a new tower business and lumping its telecom subsidiaries into a single unit.
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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.
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, 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.
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.
Equinix racked up its 66th consecutive quarter of revenue growth, and saw its interconnect business grow significantly faster than colo.
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.
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.
Canada's biggest telecom reports robust broadband but slower IPTV subscriber gains as it continues its nationwide rollout of fiber lines.
Analysts on Q2 call worry about Verizon's millimeter wave-based 5G plan as competitors promise low-band nationwide 5G in 2020.
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 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 is integrating security into its high-performance MX routers and cSRX containerized firewall, to fit 5G and edge applications.
Shares in Europe's 'big six' telcos have fallen sharply in the last few years and 5G holds out little hope for sales growth.
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.
Work underway to reorganize and streamline its product unit as TiVo prepares to separate itself by the second half of 2020.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Three UK takes earnings hit; Veon battered by currency headwinds; Vodafone bags Liberty assets.
Qualcomm is expecting 2020 to be a year of 5G, as its sales falter in fiscal Q3 2019.