According to figures from South Korea's telecoms regulator, 5G in the country is taking off. But there are some unique reasons for that, and South Korea's 5G efforts may soon be eclipsed.
Verizon's customers at this weekend's Super Bowl will be automatically connected to the venue's WiFi network – noteworthy considering Verizon's emphasis on its 4G and 5G offerings.
Charter hauls in 288,000 Spectrum Mobile lines in Q4, extending its total past 1 million. Cable op also lost 101,000 video subs and added 339,000 broadband customers in the period.
A new report from the European telco body asks regulators to provide a more supportive investment environment, while telcos are praised for improving their green credentials.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Italy's cool with Huawei, but former Aussie spy isn't; Telefónica launches new unit for smoother sales processes; Tele2 gets nod for Croatian sale.
The Nordic equipment makers look poised to win additional business in the UK after the government imposed tough new restrictions on Chinese vendors.
The Philippines telco status quo is set for upheaval as a new entrant backed by China Telecoms prepares to break a long-established duopoly with a July launch.
And it's becoming increasingly clear that the C-Band's incumbent users won't get nearly the amount of money they believe they deserve as the FCC moves to clear midband spectrum for 5G use.
Top Samsung and AT&T executives lay out the details of their efforts to showcase 5G technology in a factory setting.
The FCC's latest – and biggest – millimeter wave spectrum auction has generated almost twice as much money as some industry observers had expected.
5G is going to play a big role during this year's Super Bowl. But each of the top US wireless network operators is taking a slightly different tack when it comes to the big game.
Aided by Disney+ promotion, operator reports 790,000 phone net adds in Q4 2019.
Reflecting the ho-hum state of this segment of Verizon's business, total Q4 revenues for Fios were flat, at $2.82 billion.
US policymakers see open RAN as a way of defeating China in 5G. There's just one problem…
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson gets jiggy with Ziggo for 5G; EU wants a firmer grip on its data; public sector wary of the public cloud.
UK national operator will have to rip and replace existing infrastructure to meet limitations on Huawei's role in its 5G radio access network rollout and that will set it back £500 million.
In the face of growing pressure from the US government to ban Huawei, new guidelines allow each EU member state to make its own decisions on which equipment vendors can be part of the 5G supply chain.
On the back of a better-than-expected quarter, Apple's Tim Cook said that the company is carefully watching the 5G space. But he didn't offer any indication about what Apple might do in 5G.
The UK's decision to allow Huawei a restricted role in the country's 5G rollouts leaves only China with the upper hand.
AT&T execs expect a 5G phone upgrade 'uptick' in the second half of 2020.
The Chinese vendor shipped the most 5G smartphones last year, but Samsung is snapping at its heels and 5G iPhones could reshape the market later in 2020.
The telecom industry's big problem is that a debate about 5G suppliers is being driven by security agencies and politicians.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: ETNO wants to see investment encouraged; Q4 fun at KPN, Telia and Telenor; broadband wars in Bristol.
Price rises and government help might not be enough to save the company.
The divestment will raise cash for debt relief and allow Vodafone to concentrate on more important markets, says its chief executive.
Top executives from Mavenir met with US government officials in order to push for government support for US-based suppliers of 5G equipment (like Mavenir).
Verizon, Charter, Boingo and others alight on CBRS for wireless network densification, private networks and more.
Artemis made a splash in 2015 with claims that its pCell technology would make 5G irrelevant. The company is repeating those claims as it pushes its technology into the newly freed CBRS band.
Chinese vendor paints positive picture as it faces supply restrictions in 5G and fiber access network rollout plans, but this is bad news for the tech firm.
A deadly disease in China is having an impact on the telecom sector.
Will the growth of 5G networks coupled with ever-cheaper 5G phones conspire to produce a 'super cycle' in the industry? Carrier executives aren't sure, but billions of dollars hang in the balance.
The Johnson government has imposed tough restrictions on the Chinese vendor that could force BT and Three into expensive and drawn-out swaps.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UK government puts its cyberneck on the line; Czech telecom watchdog boss checks out; Airtel Africa sees growth; ants, antennas and 5G fear.
4G will become 5G, at least for NB-IoT.
The service provider business is 'challenged,' but declines 'began to moderate,' says CEO Rami Rahim. So, um, yay?
A new study from RootMetrics found that Verizon's 4G network clocked faster speeds than T-Mobile's lowband 5G network. But that situation could change in the months and years to come.
Sprint's quarterly results weren't as bad as some feared – and it expanded its 5G network – but ultimately the company's still-pending merger with T-Mobile overshadows everything.
The Linux Foundation is looking to close the gap between conversation and action to make it easier for carriers and vendors to deploy network functions in the cloud.
A decision about Huawei's involvement in the UK's market could be the most difficult its prime minister has ever had to make.
5G costs are driving telco consolidation in Malaysia and Singapore.
Touted as an alternative to the big kit vendors, open RAN technologies are too immature to replace them in the short term, says senior Orange executive.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Wind Tre job cuts on the horizon, says union official; Proximus CEO's resume under the spotlight; will UK put cap on Huawei's 5G market share?
The WSJ details how a recently withdrawn regulation highlights the interagency disagreements on what the US should do about Huawei's 5G dominance.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Facebook faces €5 million fine in Italy; Telia selling location data; French hopeful of tech tax progress; Apple battles EU on phone ports.
Swedish kit vendor says business fundamentals remain strong but warns costs will rise this year.
Dish says it is looking at a multitude of choices as it starts to prepare to build its greenfield 5G transport network in the US.
Activity around 5G is set to occupy the attention of China's telecom executives this year. And research into 6G is already underway.
InterDigital's 'transparency' move highlights battle for 5G bragging rights as China's IPR claims get louder.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Sunrise teams up with Vodafone for enterprise market; Swisscom joins FreeMove Alliance; UK holds firm on digital services tax.
Ahead of MWC2020 in Barcelona, Heavy Reading Principal Analyst Gabriel Brown examines the state of the 5G market and talks about what to expect next from the mobile broadband market.
UPS said it plans to conduct a substantial test of private wireless networking technology in Billings, Montana. Company officials acknowledged their interest in private LTE and 5G networks.
CEOs at Ericsson and Verizon talk 5G realities amidst a mass of marketing talk and techno-babble about the next-gen communications standard at The World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
Rogers' video sub losses moderated in Q4, but the big Canadian MSO continues to shed TV customers at a steady clip after completing its rollout of Ignite TV, a syndicated version of Comcast's X1 video platform.
Partnership bundles 1-Gig Fios with the Stadia Premiere Edition package, with a focus on 4K resolution and plans for Verizon to pitch similar perks to new Verizon 5G Home customers.
Meng Wanzhou's defense rests mainly on the fact that Canada is on relatively good terms with Iran.
Funding from Berkshire Partners and Crown Castle will go to build mini data centers for edge computing around the US.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Portugal's MEO opts for Allot security; Vodafone pulls out of Libra digital currency project; robots in Davos.
Momentum around C-V2X is growing as automakers such as Ford promise to equip all new cars with the technology by 2022.
Heavy Reading senior analyst James Crawshaw is heading to MWC and expects to be chatting about smart business models, Industry X.0, edge and more in Barcelona.
The Hong Kong operator is mainly excited about the enterprise opportunity as it rolls out its 5G network.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: A1 flips 5G switch in Austria; ADVA connects trains over 5G in Spain; handset sales slump at Dixons Carphone.
The US government's push to invest in open radio access networks is part of a broader effort – and multiple $1B proposals – to beat the Chinese telecom industrial complex.
Open RAN, Europe and Verizon feel the pod-love this week.
Policymakers in Europe's biggest economy are struggling to arrive at a decision about the controversial Chinese vendor.
Despite Australian ambitions to build a world-leading broadband network, the state-funded project has left the country trailing in broadband rankings.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EU bigwig plays down the Huawei-shaped hole in 5G rollout; Ericsson researches 5G in France; Telefónica's flexibility impresses rubber giant.
The country's biggest telecom operator is set to launch a 5G network based on technology it developed internally.
Infrastructure Networks covers 130,000 square miles of US territory with a high-speed 4G LTE network. But its services aren't designed for mobile phones.
NTT shows off a new window that millimeter wave 5G signals can be transmitted through.
Charter is looking to test big mobile networks in New York City and Los Angeles, a further indication of the company's interest in 'owner's economics' in the mobile industry.
Some of the world's biggest tech companies are jumping on the green bandwagon, but their efforts are unlikely to be enough.
Taiwan's regulator has put its 5G spectrum auction on hold following the withdrawal of one bidder.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: South Africa's broadband slowed by subsea cable faults; BT boss says PM's fiber plan won't happen unless rollout rules change; mental health experts demand social media data from tech giants.
Anterix is asking the FCC to issue new rules that would allow 4G in its spectrum holdings. In that respect Anterix is like Ligado -- except Ligado is reportedly nearing bankruptcy.
Chinese vendor looks to issue new shares to ten institutional investors to raise funds for 5G research and development and general 'working capital.'
As the wireless industry gears up to deploy hundreds of thousands of small cells in the US over the coming years, a cottage industry is developing around the need to hide all this equipment.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Sky Mobile sets out its 5G stall; Ericsson pushes eSIM offering; SFR's mission-critical push-to-talk service rides the rails.
Deal will allow providers to install more 5G equipment on street lamps and traffic lights.
US politicians from across the political divide want to spend hundreds of millions to shore up US alternatives to the controversial Chinese vendor.
América Móvil, KT, Rogers, Telstra, Verizon and Vodafone announced the formation of the new 5G Future Forum to 'collaborate to develop interoperable 5G specifications.' Details, though, are scarce.
Boris Johnson raises an important question about the structure of the telecom industry as the UK comes under Chinese and US pressure over its imminent decision on whether to ban Huawei from Britain's 5G market.
Packet will enable Equinix to go beyond its traditional data center footprint to put compute in central offices, tower basestations and other edge locations.
Samsung's purchase of TeleWorld Solutions this week likely reflects the company's desire to both sell to additional North American operators while re-igniting its growth in the region.
Pivotal claims it can shoot 5G signals into a living room with its Echo unit.
The 'race to 5G' between the US and China is now at the heart of a renewed effort by a group of European and Canadian satellite companies to get money from the sale of C-Band spectrum for 5G in the US.
We asked the industry about the biggest threats to the major vendors and the answer was loud and clear – open source.
Packet provides Equinix with beefed up multicloud and edge services for enterprise customers.
The giant equipment vendor is cutting 3% of jobs in Finland this year as it tries to restore profitability.
There are patents and then there are standards-essential patents…
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodacom in talks with Cell C over prepaid customers; Openreach lowers free FTTP threshold for housebuilders; Boris Johnson talks Huawei.
ROI with 5G capex is poor for at least two years until business models develop, says Jefferies.
A delegation of US officials is said to have presented the UK government with new evidence about the risks the Chinese vendor poses.
The FCC's auction of 3.5GHz licenses represents the agency's first big midband spectrum offering. However, no one expects that auction to generate the kind of interest that a C-Band auction will produce.
Never mind the Oscars! The awards season is now properly underway with the launch of the Leading Lights 2020 program, so get cracking on your submission for Light Reading's annual awards before you get swallowed up by MWC madness.
The world's biggest operator has an ambitious goal for its 5G business and plans to have a fully standalone 5G network in place before year end.
UK operator becomes the first to roll out 5G radio access network equipment that can be used by more than one service provider as it continues to work on slashing costs.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: MTN Nigeria breathes a sigh of tax relief; BT bets on e-esports; Proximus-Orange tie-up put on hold.
Following a successful inaugural year, Light Reading and SCTE•ISBE will team up again in 2020 to produce monthly 'LiveLearnings for Professionals' webinars on cable tech topics, starting with a Jan. 16 session on cable's fiber progress.
After investing $500 million in better high-speed broadband Internet access for the state, New York now needs to prioritize quality cellular service statewide, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in his annual State of the State address.
New survey results indicate Verizon enjoys a commanding lead when it comes to which 5G network Americans think is best.
Jeff Baumgartner checks in with Danielle Cassagnol of the Consumer Technology Association to discuss common threads at #CES2020, what new technologies and products are moving the sales needle and what to expect from the massive annual tech-fest next year.
A new year is upon us, but neither Verizon nor AT&T has shared concrete, quantifiable plans for 5G in millimeter-wave spectrum in 2020. Is this cause for concern?
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: TIM beats 2 Gbit/s on live 5G commercial network; UK altnet ITS bags £45 million in funding; T-Mobile Poland heads out into the open source.
Verizon won't embark on a wider deployment of its 5G Home service until the second half of this year, when high-powered equipment will be available.
5G is on track but we won't answer the key questions in 2020.
Verizon is ready for 4G and 5G drone flights, as the FAA looks to change the rules for the unmanned aircraft again.
The South Korean electronics giant expects operating profits to fall, but not as much as some analysts had feared.
It's time for the industry to walk the 5G walk.
Also in today's EMEA regional rollout: US applies the Huawei thumbscrews on the UK again; French CEO questions Trump's motives over Huawei freeze-out; Orange tests 5G drones in Poland.
T-Mobile executives continue to remain hopeful that the company will ultimately consummate its proposed merger with Sprint. But they also have some ideas for a Plan B.
The Un-carrier gains nearly 2 million customers in the final quarter of 2019, but can it maintain its performance under new management and as the battlefield shifts to 5G?
New 5G spectrum allocation sparks partnership speculation in the world's biggest mobile market.
Apple is reportedly working on ways to connect its devices directly to satellites, a move that would bypass terrestrial 5G networks. But Apple is still expected to move forward with 5G iPhones this year too.
Dialogic’s software business expands Enghouse’s already sprawling product portfolio, beefing up its position in the enterprise video and unified communications market.
A battle is brewing between wireless carriers and utilities over whether 5G small cells can be installed on top of street lights. One problem? The street lights might fall over.
Liu Xiaoming says a 5G ban on the controversial Chinese vendor could damage relations between China and the UK.
Spanish firm's €6.4 billion M&A spree gives it tens of thousands of mobile tower assets in eight European countries.
Middle Eastern operator names Altiostar, Cisco and NEC as open RAN suppliers, but details of deployment remain thin.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Saudi Arabia's Mobily opts for Ericsson; Ireland's data center dilemma; Sunrise appoints post-Swantee CFO.
And DOCSIS 4.0 specifications are expected to be completed in early 2020, CableLabs exec says.
Dell said its new Latitude 9510 laptop will support 5G. But 5G providers shouldn't expect a boost to their revenues just yet.
Taiwan's operators are seeking government assurances as 5G spectrum auction bids near $3 billion.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Iliad completes towers sale; Portuguese spectrum auction coming soon; O2 spreads the 5G love in the UK.
The Indian government has given the Chinese vendors a new year's gift.