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Openreach turns to EXFO for a full-fiber boost
News Analysis | 1/7/2021

BT's networks business is under pressure to build its full-fiber network as efficiently as possible. Monitoring tools from EXFO could make a difference.

WeLink nabs $185M investment for fixed wireless expansion
News Analysis | 1/7/2021

WeLink described its financial agreement with Digital Alpha Advisors, which is tied to Cisco, as a 'template for the network operator of tomorrow.'

UK watchdog growls at Nvidia's Arm deal
News Analysis | 1/7/2021

Opponents of the takeover say Nvidia would have little incentive to sell Arm's designs to its competitors.

China 5G still immature, says think tank
News Analysis | 1/7/2021

A new white paper warns that 5G is far from complete in China and that a cross-industry ecosystem has yet to be established.

NYSE once again delists Chinese telecom titans
News Analysis | 1/7/2021

After Trump administration pressure, the New York Stock Exchange again delists telecom giants China Mobile, China Telecom and China Unicom Hong Kong.

Eurobites: Ericsson hires BT's Ainely to beef up UK/Ireland unit
News Analysis | 1/7/2021

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telia gets ready to Ramboll; Netflix increases its prices in UK; CityFibre breaks ground in Nottingham.

Vodafone UK offers free broadband to small businesses
News Analysis | 1/7/2021

Latest offer to support businesses comes with the requirement to sign up to a 36-month contract.

T-Mobile manages to tame Sprint's churn
News Analysis | 1/7/2021

T-Mobile reported that its postpaid phone churn was 1.03% in the fourth quarter of 2020, which the financial analysts at New Street Research said was 'down dramatically year-over-year.'

India's BSNL blocks foreign vendors from 4G core
News Analysis | 1/7/2021

Only Indian suppliers have been invited to provide a core network for India's state-owned telco.

Viasat presses FCC to review environmental impact of Starlink's satellites
News Analysis | 1/6/2021

Viasat, a Starlink competitor, argues that Starlink's mega-constellation will harm the Earth's atmosphere, increase orbital debris and worsen light pollution.

T-Mobile begins putting 5G into its fixed wireless Internet service
News Analysis | 1/6/2021

After testing the service in 4G LTE during 2020, T-Mobile confirmed it is now offering 5G devices and services through its Home Internet fixed wireless offering.

Omdia's Dario Talmesio: What's ahead for CSPs in 2021
LRTV Interviews | 1/6/2021

Light Reading's Phil Harvey and Omdia's Dario Talmesio discuss some big topics that will shape the year ahead for communications service providers (CSPs).

Comcast shuffles Sky leadership
News Analysis | 1/6/2021

Dana Strong succeeds Jeremy Darroch as Sky Group CEO. Comcast has yet to announce a replacement for Strong, who has been heading up the cable operator's consumer services.

How Télécoms San Frontières helped reconnect blast-hit Beirut
News Analysis | 1/6/2021

With victims of last year's explosion needing urgent support, a software bot developed by the non-governmental organization proved critical.

Trump bans transactions with Alipay and WeChat Pay
News Analysis | 1/6/2021

Trying to bind his successor's hands, Donald Trump bans US transactions with Alipay, WeChat Pay and other Chinese payment apps.

Huawei looks for 6G bounce-back in Australia
News Analysis | 1/6/2021

Chinese supplier reportedly wants to start a 6G conversation with the government. Like it or not, claimed Huawei's corporate affairs guy in Australia, China will lead in 6G and – wait for it – 7G.

Eurobites: Orange takes Anytime to the bank
News Analysis | 1/6/2021

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UK mobile operators help out with home schooling; Iskratel is high in fiber; Kenya imposes Digital Services Tax.

Zain Saudi Arabia taps Nokia for 5G FWA
News Analysis | 1/6/2021

Saudi operator to deploy 60,000 Nokia Fastmile 5G FWA gateways in next 12 months.

Verizon could deploy C-band spectrum on both small cells and macro sites
News Analysis | 1/5/2021

Verizon has focused much of its recent energy on small cells for its millimeter wave spectrum. That could change as it eyes CBRS and, potentially, C-band deployments.

Cable One sets launch of IP-powered pay-TV service
News Analysis | 1/5/2021

New 'Sparklight TV' service will launch in early 2021 and support apps for Android TV, Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV devices.

Verizon indefinitely delays 3G network shutdown
News Analysis | 1/5/2021

First Verizon planned to shutter its 3G network at the end of 2019. Then it delayed that plan to the end of 2020. Now, Verizon says 'we don't have a plan to shut it down at this time.'

6G could be the world's first teleportation tech
News Analysis | 1/5/2021

Fire up your 6G console and leap from the dreary surroundings of your London flat to the foodie heaven of Barcelona.

Tata Communications snaps up eSIM tech firm Oasis
News Analysis | 1/5/2021

India-based group to integrate French specialist's eSIM technology with its MOVE mobility and IoT platform.

FuboTV beats Q4 subscriber, revenue estimates
News Analysis | 1/5/2021

OTT-TV company says sub base has blown past 545,000 subs, but analysts still believe the business model for virtual multichannel video programming distributors is 'broken.'

NYSE now won't delist Chinese telecoms giants
News Analysis | 1/5/2021

In big U-turn the New York Stock Exchange reverses its decision to delist telecoms giants China Mobile, China Telecom and China Unicom Hong Kong.

China regulators target Alibaba as Jack Ma goes missing
News Analysis | 1/5/2021

Five days in and already 2021 is getting weird – with Jack Ma's turn in the barrel as regulators close in on Alibaba.

CableLabs forges agnostic wireless connection for operators
News Analysis | 1/5/2021

Intelligent Wireless Network Steering (IWiNS) technology is designed to help mobile users optimize their connections across Wi-Fi, LTE and CBRS networks on an application-by-application basis.

Podcast: US Ignite on PAWRing up rural broadband
LRTV Interviews | 1/5/2021

US Ignite's Mari Silbey shares how her organization is partnering across the industry to address broadband access in underserved areas.

Eurobites: Ericsson elbows its way into Ooredoo's 5G RAN
News Analysis | 1/5/2021

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Italtel board accepts bid from PSC Partecipazioni; A1 Telekom Austria joins HERE's data exchange; Vodafone does deal with Discovery.

Is T-Mobile overcalling Verizon in the C-band auction?
News Analysis | 1/4/2021

T-Mobile has 'succeeded in forcing competitors to pay far more than originally anticipated,' speculated the financial analysts at MoffettNathanson.

Nokia replaces Ricky Corker with Ed Cholerton as US chief
News Analysis | 1/4/2021

Following troubles with a large, unnamed North American customer that may be Verizon, Nokia named Ed Cholerton as its new North American chief.

Roku sizing up deal for Quibi's content – report
The Bauminator | 1/4/2021

Roku in 'advanced talks' to acquire a catalog of short-form premium fare could bring a batch of exclusive content to The Roku Channel, the WSJ said.

T-Mobile hacked again
News Analysis | 1/4/2021

T-Mobile warned that hackers accessed 'phone number, number of lines subscribed to on your account and, in some cases, call-related information' of some customers.

Massachusetts lawmakers blast Comcast's data cap
News Analysis | 1/4/2021

They urge Comcast to yank back introduction of usage-based broadband policies in the cable operator's northeastern US region.

What won't happen in telecom in 2021
Morris Lore | 1/4/2021

Predictions stories are rampant around this time of year. Here's what not to expect in 2021.

In 2021, as you work from home hackers eye your IoT
News Analysis | 1/4/2021

More homeworking and virtual doctor visits mean more hacking threats on your IoT devices in 2021, as installed devices double to 45.9 billion by 2025.

Chinese operators struck off New York exchange
News Analysis | 1/4/2021

In the latest US blow to the China tech sector, the NYSE has announced the three state-owned operators are being delisted, and will cease trading by January 11.

Eurobites: TIM, Google get even cozier in the cloud
News Analysis | 1/4/2021

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: STC tests open RAN; Inflexion takes stake in Daisy Group; Ericsson fuels 5G for DTAC in Thailand.

Dish Network: The year in review
News Analysis | 1/4/2021

Dish has gathered together technology partners and experts to help with its launch of a cloud-native open RAN 5G network in 2021.

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