Says complementary agreement will ensure aggregate 99% nationwide coverage as Altice USA nears debut of a full MVNO mobile service developed via its Sprint partnership.
Dish Network is hoping to enter the wireless industry as a disruptive MVNO while it builds a 5G network. But what exactly are the company's plans?
Verizon previously planned to shut down its 3G CDMA network at the end of this year, but now says it will shutter that network at the end of 2020.
'I thought the grocery store was this way...'
Apple CEO won't comment on a 5G iPhone yet, as sales of the smartphone decline in Q3 2019.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Openreach plays along with BoJo's broadband dream; Fastweb gets fifth Italian mobile license; Digital Realty to build new Frankfurt facility.
For the first time in a long time, most of Apple's revenues did not come from the sale of smartphones.
AT&T has hooked up with Badger Technologies to test retail robots powered by millimeter wave 5G and edge computing.
Dedicated 5G campus networks, designed to meet the coverage, performance and security requirements of industrial users, are one of the most exciting – and tangible – advanced 5G use-cases under development.
Deutsche Telekom's promise that a T-Mobile and Sprint merger will create jobs has attracted plenty of scepticism, but not cutting jobs could raise difficult questions.
The pay-TV situation still isn't pretty, but Dish shed just 31,000 video subs in Q2, compared to a loss of 259,000 in Q1 2019 and a loss of 151,000 video subs in the year-ago period.
Smartphones power the Chinese vendor's first-half results, but doubts about its operating system cloud the future.
AT&T has been granted a three-month test license (covering June to September) by the FCC to use the 4400MHz-5000MHz band with 5G.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Proximus guides for 'nearly stable' results; Ooredoo sees revenues shrink; Giffgaff fined; MTS gets new board members; and more.
AT&T nabs multi-year expansive agreement to modernize Justice Department networks, giving CenturyLink and Verizon black eyes.
Ovum Chief Analyst Ed Barton talks about some of key findings from his new report, '5G: Key Opportunities and Challenges in Consumer and Entertainment,' which looks at what 5G promises, and what it will deliver, during the next five years.
The merger of Sprint and T-Mobile would have a major impact on virtually every player in the telecommunications market. But it first must overcome a major legal challenge.
AT&T's Rupesh Chokshi says the case for disaggregated routers at the edge goes beyond the usual examples of increased business agility, network visibility and performance.
5G 'massive IoT' will arrive in March 2020 with the 5G 'Phase 2,' specs but don't expect the hardware support to follow right behind.
Mobile 5G services are popping up around the country. However, there are plenty of reasons that such services won't replace customers' wired, in-home Internet connections.
Fresh survey results show that the distributed enterprise market is up for grabs as cable operators, traditional telcos and wireless providers vie for advantage.
SingTel and StarHub have lashed out at government plans to mandate the rollout of 5G networks based on the standalone version of the technology.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Management changes at Vodafone Romania and Euskaltel results.
Italian tower assets, including active equipment, to be pooled in a joint venture as operators seek ways to reduce costs ahead of further 5G-related investments.
Dish's chief executive spoke with Light Reading about the company's 5G future, just hours after Dish announced a $5 billion agreement to purchase customers, spectrum and wholesale access from the combined Sprint and T-Mobile.
Yes, Dish Network faces an uphill climb in its plan to build a 5G network covering 70% of the US population by 2023. But don't count it out completely.
The DoJ signed off on a transaction that would merge Sprint and T-Mobile and position Dish Network to build a nationwide 5G network. It's a complex deal.
Japanese billionaire sets up another multi-billion-dollar technology fund as he looks to be the driving force behind artificial intelligence.
After winning the MVNO game in Japan, Rakuten is poised to disrupt the small club of network operators.
The UK operator is setting up a European towers company that could attract third-party investment and help to speed up 5G deployment.
Also in today's regional roundup: France takes a step closer to passing the 'Huawei law'; Sky Mobile joins the UK's 5G club; Telefónica's second quarter financials; and ECI unveils its first 5G-tailored product.
As expected, Apple will pay $1 billion for Intel's 5G smartphone modem business. The real question is when Apple might replace Qualcomm's chips with its own.
South Korea's pioneering 5G operators are looking at a fall in profit after racing 5G to market. But fear not – 'immersive' apps are on the way.
Finnish vendor is assessing its China strategy as local operators turn increasingly to Huawei and ZTE.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: CityFibre sucks up to BoJo; O2 confirms 5G launch; Telefónica's net income slips in Q2, though its revenues rise.
Ford plans to build a private wireless network on its Dearborn campus using LTE/5G technologies. The news bisects two key trends in the automotive and mobile industries: connected cars and private wireless networks.
Excitement surrounds the world's biggest towers company as China gets to work on 5G rollout.
AT&T says 'nationwide' 5G will happen in first half of next year, while mmWave 5G will be 'business-driven' for now.
UK mobile operators firm up their plans for the sharing of 5G equipment and begin exploring 'monetization' options for their Cornerstone business.
The mischievous Boris Johnson, who becomes the UK's prime minister today, is a dilemma for the country's telecom chiefs.
The optical equipment maker has a new Indian boss with an eye on growth opportunities.
The annual Tour de France is not just the world's most challenging bike race; it's also a feat of endurance for the service provider at the heart of the technical action.
DT and T-Mobile are reportedly ready to go ahead with a Dish buyout of Boost, in order to get DOJ final approval of the Sprint/T-Mobile merger this week.
This week's podcast is all about AI as Scott and Iain are joined by Aaron Boasman-Patel of the TM Forum.
Around 70% of Futurewei's employees will lose their jobs, the Chinese equipment giant has confirmed, with US trade restrictions to blame.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Intracom Telecom lands Italian FWA job with Open Fiber; Openreach reduces wholesale FTTP prices; Ericsson and Swisscom join the 5G Dots.
iPhone maker in 'advanced' discussions to acquire modem chip assets from Intel as it looks to become more self-reliant.
Comcast and Charter have successfully pushed some of their mobile customers' traffic from Verizon's network and onto WiFi networks, according to new findings from Tutela.
OneWeb is building a constellation of low-Earth orbit satellites for global Internet services, but key elements of the offering remain cloudy.
UK politicians do what they do best – and put off making a decision about the Chinese vendor's role in the country's 5G networks.
The US has given mixed signals with regards to Huawei and the US-China trade war in general, policy experts say. Huawei, meanwhile, said it would favor any trade deal that gets the US talking again.
German spectrum auction blamed by analysts for a broadband spending slowdown at Deutsche Telekom.
Regulatory efforts to protect satellite services have angered mobile operators investing in 5G technology.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Liberty Global to form JV to expand Virgin Media fiber network; Telefónica lands cybersecurity deal with Havas; Ofcom looks to protect mobile users, kicks off search for new boss.
From cable's wireless growth to Sprint's expected losses, here's what to expect from the next few weeks.
Tests show that hot days can cause the Samsung S10 5G phone to drop from a 5G connection to a 4G signal from overheating.
In social media advertising for 5G, AT&T is targeting older Americans while Verizon is targeting mostly men.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: CityFibre takes fiber gig into 14 more cities; Millicom boosted by M&A; Hungary kicks off 5G auction process; Qualcomm fined.
5G operators are keen to see consumer electronics companies install 5G capabilities into all kinds of devices. However, analysts are divided about whether that will actually happen.
UK politicians say the country's next prime minister will have to make a quick decision about Huawei and that restrictions would have an impact on security.
The NTIA is still testing spectrum sharing in the 3.5GHz CBRS band. Such testing has delayed commercial operations in the band for almost a year.
T-Mobile and its parent company are worried that a cable company like Charter or Comcast might acquire Dish in order to gain MVNO access into T-Mobile's network.
Verizon launches fifth mobile 5G city.
This mini episode of the Light Reading podcast features Ray Le Maistre and Dario Talmesio discussing the big trends shaping the 5G market worldwide, now that so many major operators have launched 5G services.
In an 'extensive, multiyear alliance,' AT&T is moving its non-network applications to Microsoft Azure and its employees to Microsoft 365, while Microsoft gets access to AT&T's network for emerging 5G, AI and edge applications.
Bill Baker, CEO of AMG Technology Investment Group's NextLink, is getting ready to put millions from the FCC's Connect America Fund to use covering rural America with fixed wireless. He may soon bid for billions more.
5G Man finds an unwelcome guest in his apartment...
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Tele2's earnings up 3% in Q2; Openet goes cloud-native for 5G; Inmarsat takeover comes under scrutiny.
The Networks division is helping the Swedish operator improve its top line numbers but 'strategic contracts' hit margins and other divisions are still in turnaround mode, dragging the vendor's share price down.
Operators around the world are eyeing network-sharing deals to deploy 5G. US operators remain decidedly against such a proposition, but they may back into more sharing scenarios in the coming years nonetheless.
The Norwegian incumbent has revised down this year's outlook and lacks a decent growth story to excite investors.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Arcep sets out its ground rules for 5G spectrum allocation; Facebook exec moves to VEON; Eurofins lands smart-home testing deal.
US mobile users don't show much interest in buying new phones these days, a situation that could create challenges for operators looking to replace the 4G phones among customers with more efficient 5G gadgets.
With the Chinese vendor now developing alternatives to US suppliers, and Ericsson moving production closer to its customers, the telecom world order is under serious threat.
Chinese equipment giant confirms it is developing alternatives to US suppliers and limiting the amount of US technology in its products.
The 5G industry is hoping that the technology will play a role in the 'factory of the future.' AT&T specifically has embarked on a few efforts to make this happen.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Huawei requests level laying field in Italy; ADVA adds a dash of AI to satellite signaling analytics; Galileo crashes and burns; Telenor's Q2 dented by Bangladeshi 'errors.'
A proposal with cable industry backing to free up at least 370MHz of C-Band spectrum for 5G should make fiber providers and data center operators salivate.
Sprint and Verizon have launched 5G services in parts of just a handful of cities. But the operators confirmed that they will sell their 5G phones in all of their retail stores nationwide.
Operators desperately need 5G's 'spectral efficiency' to cope with a data tsunami. Just don't expect it to boost profits.
From 5G to WiFi 6, Boingo's new CEO sees opportunities everywhere. Moreover, those opportunities now stretch into the 3.5GHz CBRS band.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: SWAN, ZTE claim 5G first in Slovakia; Sparkle moves African hub; France Telecom suicides trial reaches conclusion.
Cell tower owners including SBA, American Tower and Crown Castle have been enjoying lots of love on Wall Street. But the good times might be over, according to some analysts.
Philip Jansen and Nick Read are not off to a dream start at the UK operators, and turnarounds could be a long time coming.
India's government has proposed a rescue deal for its state-backed operators, but their survival remains in doubt.
The FCC said it's moving to release valuable midband spectrum for 5G with its new 2.5GHz action, but opponents argue American students will suffer as a result. The truth is that Sprint already owns most of the nation's 2.5GHz holdings.
Charlie Ergen has accumulated a treasure trove of spectrum licenses, and has now emerged as the linchpin in the government's review of the T-Mobile and Sprint merger. But what does he really want?
5G Man doesn't always get along with his father... the irascible 4G Man.
The latest release of the Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) sports enhancements designed to get the software up and running faster, so carriers can get on with sexy innovation.
Some of the world's most visible and wealthy entrepreneurs are preparing to compete against each other in offering satellite-based backhaul services to wireless network operators.
Wireless industry executives tout 5G as ideal for gaming and other high-speed services, but executives at video game company Nintendo are taking a wait-and-see approach.
Swedish kit giant says a Brexit on no terms would leave the telecom industries in both the UK and Europe worse off.
Former Cisco exec and cable industry vet named partner and CTO of JC2 Ventures, a venture capital firm devoted to startups in areas such as AI, IoT and cybersecurity.
AT&T's decision to replace the 'LTE' icon on some of its phones with '5G E' earned the carrier widespread condemnation, but new findings show that AT&T's network is nonetheless seeing dramatic improvements.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: ADVA lands Luxembourg deal; Orange completes SecureLink acquisition; Telefónica extends its Internet-access-for-resale service; a Spotify for Africa.
Verizon is spending billions on fiber to support its wireless 5G push.
US Ignite's Mari Silbey provides commentary on a few topics related to smart cities, including how research universities are helping cities slice up IoT and sensor data into bite-sized morsels.
This week: Vodafone goes for the controlled throttle on 5G tariffs; the US goes for the jugular with Huawei; and will an Ive-less Apple go down the pan?
The optical equipment maker spies international opportunity in Huawei's problems.
Governments are trying to contain a global pandemic of the smartphone undead.
Italian operator gets its 5G motor running and heads out on the highway. Just don't expect it to arrive in Calabria anytime soon.
T-Mobile boasts that 5G will support 10x faster speeds than 4G. CTIA crows that it will be be up to 100x faster. Well, the initial results are in, and the reality doesn't quite match up to the hype.
5G is catching steam around the globe. As a result, device makers ranging from Oppo to Samsung are rushing to get 5G devices out into the market.
The expansion of 5G networks will require an unprecedented increase in the number of radio units, especially in urban environments.
The German operator is rumored to be in talks about selling assets in Romania. Difficult as it may be to pull off, that move could make business sense and suit its strategic objectives.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ofcom looks to help out public service broadcasters; Ericsson demos wireless factory; Net Insight lands Swiss deal.
Samsung is expecting O-RAN gear to arrive by 2020.
Representatives of EU member states vote to scrap a scheme that would favor a WiFi-based standard over cellular technology in future connected cars.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telenor toots 5G trumpet; InterDigital joins 5Growth project; Telefónica fights fraud; Orange saddles up for Tour de France.
The chances of a complete 5G ban on the Chinese equipment giant look remote, as far as two of the UK's mobile network operators are concerned.
German incumbent becomes the first operator in the country to launch 5G services, but customers outside a few urban hotspots will have to wait.
The UK mobile operator has started a race to the bottom with its launch of cut-price 5G services.
Now that all of the major US wireless network operators have launched some type of commercial mobile 5G service, it's worth seeing exactly how they're pricing the offering. The results are anticlimactic, to say the least.
Marielle Lindgren, CEO for the UK and Ireland at Ericsson, talks to Light Reading's Iain Morris about Vodafone's launch of 5G services in the UK, what kind of applications 5G enables and Ericsson's role in the operator's 5G rollout.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone UK fires up 5G; Nokia's 5G factory lights the way ahead; BT to launch 5G in the fall; Google invests in Lisbon-Cape Town cable.
Charter, Google and others are rallying around new proposals that would release midband spectrum for 5G. However, the government agency in charge of such matters – the FCC – might be a bit hesitant to engage in bold action.
No matter what the US and China agree from now on, the dynamics of the global telecoms technology supply chain have changed forever.
It's the summer of 5G in the US!
In addition to kicking around the idea of 5G's impact on SD-WAN, Heavy Reading's Sterling Perrin shares insights on how the SD-WAN market might evolve this year.
The UK's smallest mobile network operator is preparing for a shift from the non-standalone to the standalone version of 5G technology.
Dish Network has reportedly inked a tentative deal with T-Mobile that could save the operator's proposed merger with Sprint. That would likely be welcome news considering the transaction is now officially overdue.
The UK mobile operator's decision to rely solely on Huawei as a 5G RAN vendor means Samsung's 4G kit must go.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telia acquires Fello AB; Tele2 audits its network following sequence of outages; Michael Joseph returns to Safaricom following death of Bob Collymore.
It's a new studio but the same old faces this week tackling trade wars, 5G hyperbole and more.
Telcos need new ways to monitor their services and networks and some are turning to the open source community for inspiration.
Thanks to a new 5G push in China, analysts are raising their forecasts for the 5G phone market. However, it's unclear how that market will shake out given the ongoing geopolitical dance between China and the US.
What are the three key trends in 5G right now? Dario Talmesio, principal analyst and practice leader for 5G Accelerator and European TMT Research at research house Ovum, tells all.
A white paper from the Chinese vendor is supposed to show Huawei respects intellectual property. It seems likely to further unnerve Huawei's critics.
Donald Trump's U-turn on Huawei proves this US president lacks any conviction and will not silence the Chinese vendor's critics.
What's the best way forward for operators when it comes 5G transport networks?
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Safaricom boss Collymore dies; ETSI tweaks NFV for 5G; BT hires some job-cutting muscle.