According to Omdia, the global smartphone market fell 15.4% in the fourth quarter compared to the previous year. However, some are expecting demand to pick back up by the end of this year.
China operators are recording good topline growth out of their IoT deployments, but underlying costs are still unknown.
The software vendor has sniffed out the main culprits when it comes to cyber threats.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange France has new CEO; KPN, Tele2 earnings; Vodafone and Ericsson trial VoNR over 5G SA in Oman.
A Walmart representative confirmed that the company's drone fleet can be upgraded to 5G, and that the company's drone vendor, DroneUp, uses technology from Elsight to connect to multiple cellular networks.
The editors cover cable earnings updates, 5G wins and woes, battles over BEAD funding and the rise of the robot dogs in the Notebook Dump for the week ending January 27.
AT&T is reviving its 'Connected Solutions' unit to navigate the intersection between 5G and IoT. Cameron Coursey, a longtime AT&T IoT exec, will lead it.
The IoT use cases where robotic dogs will be deployed include 'disaster response and recovery, facilities surveillance and security operations,' said AT&T's Lance Spencer.
Mike Dano joins the podcast to explain why Apple paused development on its augmented reality glasses and shifted focus to mixed reality headsets.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Tele2 builds wireless network for Axfood; Nokia helps tackle the digital divide in Senegal; UK toughens up online safety legislation.
Salvador Gala and Mahesh Ramakrishnan run Escape Velocity Ventures, which has raised $20 million to invest in the nascent but potentially disruptive decentralized wireless (DeWi) market.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Cellnex brings Vapor IO's Kinetic Grid to Europe; manufacturers failing on smart-device support; TikTok fined in France.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: new chairman proposed for Ericsson board; Telecom Egypt and Huawei go green; Porsche ponders Google future.
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Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UK pushes for London role in Arm IPO; more OneWeb birds take flight; meek get shafted on broadband, mobile deals.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson exits something; Meta and Apple fined for personalized ads shenanigans; Olivetti feels the Benefit.
Amid a 'looming recession' and ongoing inflation, US tech retail revenues will drop to $485 billion in 2023, a decline that follows a three-year surge that peaked at $512 billion in 2021, predicts the CTA.
'It's gonna be a big event,' says Steve Koenig, VP of research, Consumer Technology Association. Digital services and elements and components of the so-called metaverse are among areas to be highlighted, he says.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Enea bags signaling security contract; Swantee takes a swipe at telco incumbents; T-Mobile Polska in advertising trouble.
SVP Anand Oswal explains why a zero trust approach to securing medical IoT devices can provide more visibility into the network and reduce the attack surface.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ukraine gets more Starlink antennas; TIM tests smart mobility on Google's cloud; small cells in the City of London.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT trials C-RAN in Leeds; Nokia, A1 Austria test 3CC CA; KPN doubles down on wind power.
Peak3 is working with US broadcasters to create a national IoT network underpinned by IP-based ATSC 3.0 over-the-air broadcast signals that they claim will prevent 5G bottlenecks.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EU revises rules for broadband state aid; EXA adds a northern transport route in Spain; MTN lands 2Africa cable in Western Cape.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EU scrutinizes Broadcom/VMware deal; Orange helps Medusa land subsea cables in France; Openreach announces more rollout locations.
IoT Accelerator and Connected Vehicle Cloud are the latest units the Swedish vendor is offloading.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Israel wants more 5G for smarter cities; Vodafone appoints head for healthcare hub; Turkcell vs. MTN rumbles on.
PoLTE raised an initial $6 million in funding in 2017 and another $12.5 million in 2019. The company reportedly discontinued services in September.
The latest Ericsson Mobility Report has upgraded growth forecasts for FWA based in part on deployment in populous markets such as India.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Proximus schedules 3G switch-off; Ericsson and Thales liberate eSIMs; Cellnex taps the power of aluminum.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone gets edgy in Salford; Somalia issues first licensed spectrum; Norway bolsters subsea cable security.
In a muddy corner of England, the UK's telecom incumbent is plotting its future in a world of drone-filled skies and farming robots.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Du virtualizes with Nokia; JSC Ingenium opts for Enea's DPI software; Microsoft goes green for Irish data centers.
US operator T-Mobile is launching IoT developer kits which is described as "its next step to unleash developers to innovate for wireless."
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: CityFibre and Toob strike network-sharing deal; Nokia upgrades Balitower network; Prysmian settles patents dispute with FiberHome.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia senses a 6G opportunity; Hyperoptic boss gets angry about mid-contract price rises; Saudis increase stake in Meta and Google.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ofcom heads into space; Nokia plugs on-demand core network software; Twitter's Ghanaian employees left high and dry.
The Italian phone incumbent is carving off more bits to sell as the domestic sales decline continues.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telecom Italia sticks to Plan A; Three's Q3 revenues rise, but so does capex; Orange teams up with towerco Vanu for Cote d'Ivoire coverage.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Renault throws in its lot with Google Cloud; OneWeb boosts broadband coverage in Oman; UK users unhappy about mid-contract price rises.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefonica boss to chair GSMA; Telia optimizes household heating systems; HERE tech finds BMW berth.
Light Reading content partner Kurrant Insights presents an in-depth look at Comcast's smart cities business, focusing on the technology trail in its home city of Philadelphia.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Brazil bolsters Telefonica's Q3; Huawei's Hertz antenna platform pops up in Portugal; Virgin Media O2 on the recruitment trail.
The regulatory agency said it is bulking up to handle the surge of interest and investment in satellite broadband, space tourism and new services we can't yet imagine.
Qualcomm said it expects to supply most of the core chipsets for Apple's iPhone in 2023, up from its prior expectations of just 20%. But the company's outlook spooked investors.
From Meta to Ford, proponents of autonomous driving and the metaverse have been struggling lately. That's noteworthy considering 5G players often point to those services as future revenue drivers.
Light Reading's Jeff Baumgartner and Nicole Ferraro talk about the Leading Lights Awards categories they judged, the finalists they selected and trends they noticed in the submissions.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: ETNO on the EU Data Act; Nokia lands 400G upgrade gig in Azerbaijan; IoT applications a-go-go.
Fresh off a mobile services deal with WideOpenWest, Reach Mobile's Harjot Saluja says his company's approach enables partners to develop and launch customizable services, including premium offerings and even 'flanker brands.'
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT helps robots pick strawberries; A1 Telekom Austria, Elisa battle on in Q3; MTN walks away from Telkom takeover talks.
The Dutch maker of semiconductor fab equipment risks being cut off from the lucrative Chinese market by Joe Biden's latest moves.
Light Reading is delighted to announce the dozens of finalists in the 24 categories that make up this year's Leading Lights Awards program.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia touts apps for network automation; TIM/Open Fiber latest; Ericsson on enterprise resilience.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Etisalat UAE turns to ADVA for uCPE; UK elected to ITU governing council; Nokia gets SaaSy.
In this private 5G demo, Umajin and NTT show how the technology can monitor worker safety in areas such as mines and ports.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EU approves common charger law; Ericsson on connectivity's role in future energy markets; Orange reduces its energy bills.
Vodafone's planned acquisition of Nowo will not dramatically change its market position initially, but questions over 5G licenses and new market entrants remain.
Light Reading editors Kelsey Ziser, Mike Dano and Phil Harvey sign off from MWC with a ten-minute informal recap of the work week ended September 30.
This marks Ericsson's first entry into the US IoT market.
T-Mobile for Business SVP Mishka Dehghan intros the carrier's move to package 5G solutions for businesses.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT opens new lab, hires customer experience boffins; Vodafone sets up software apprenticeships; T-Systems wants a slice of the EV charging action.
The smartphone chipset giant sets its sights on the automotive market, touting support by a wide range of car manufacturers for its Snapdragon Digital Chassis.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: European telcos bang on about Big Tech, again; CityFibre likes UK government's Growth Plan; Ericsson clarifies Russia business.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: more holograms ahoy; FiberCop partners with BrainBox; Ericsson touts AI apps for network troubleshooting.
A new startup promises to give wireless network operators complete control over their eSIM ecosystem, a strategy that stands as an alternative to existing SIM providers like Giesecke & Devrient.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone monitors smart cities progress; Ericsson plugs IoT for buildings; Virgin Media O2 highlights vacation roaming savings.
Nova Labs plans to offer mobile smartphone services under the Helium Mobile brand starting in the first quarter of next year. Customers will be able to access the T-Mobile network and the Helium network.
From spectrum to branding to phones, here are some of the key public details that T-Mobile, AT&T and Verizon have released about their ongoing upgrades to the midband version of 5G.
Kyrio's new 'ARC Hotspot' platform automatically shifts all of a home's Wi-Fi connected devices to a mobile hotspot when the primary broadband link goes down.
Federated Wireless CTO offers his views on how Wi-Fi 6E proliferation can lead to better performing Wi-Fi networks.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefonica fined for takeover transgressions; Cellnex goes tech talent-spotting; Nokia wins one in Brazil.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Wi-Fi 6E trial in Portugal; Arm serves up new chip design; Liquid rents space on Eutelsat Konnect satellite.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom integrates mobile network with Teams; Telecom Italia digitizes truckers; OneWeb delivers connectivity to Kazakhstan.
The international carrier part of Belgium's Proximus is pushing into cloud communications even as it enjoys a post-COVID-19 revival.
Amid major consolidation, and rumors of more, a wide range of satellite players including SpaceX, Rivada and Sateliot are looking for ways to raise more funds or push their strategy forward.
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine found that Ligado's planned 5G network will not interfere with 'most commercially produced' devices. But is that good enough?
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: OneWeb teams up with Telstra; Arqiva, MediaKind tackle headend operations; French fiber latest.
European trials start soon but Vodafone exec warns it could take years before service becomes a mass market proposition.
Cyber Resilience Act could impose fines of up to euro 15 million ($14.9 million) for serious violations of new rules.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom sounds a warning; OneWeb steers a course for autonomous shipping; more boxes from Nokia, ADVA.
Apple announced its new iPhone 14, which will have support for Globalstar satellite connections, more eSIM usability, and support for Dish Network's Band 70 spectrum.
The community behind the operator-backed open-source stack for video set-tops, broadband gateways and connected cameras, is also exploring use cases for connected TVs and 5G fixed wireless gateways.
Althea, Nova Labs (Helium), Pollen Mobile and Hexagon Wireless are among the players in the burgeoning DeWi (decentralized wireless) sector. But the odds may be stacked against them.
A recent presentation at a Black Hat information-security conference highlighted the security risks around application programming interfaces in the Internet of Things industry.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: self-driving cars have a lot to live up to; Three UK appoints new chief network officer; EE deploys anti-scam technology.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Enea lands $5.9 million messaging security deal; Telkom turmoil in South Africa; TDC Group sees mixed bag of results.
The crypto-powered IoT network aims to fill in 5G and IoT gaps for better connectivity. Does the story make sense?
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefonica promotes disability in the workplace; Jurassic Fibre extends into Cornwall; Deutsche Telekom's smart home offering wins independent approval.
AT&T network executive Chris Sambar lists the many reasons why AT&T is expanding its fiber network and what markets benefit from fresh fiber.
The cable operator beat earnings and revenue estimates and talked up its mobile potential while its broadband numbers failed to impress.
The chipmaker reports a sharp drop in sales and swings to a net loss, blaming an economic downturn while admitting to poor execution.
Qualcomm now expects its smartphone sales to fall 5% this year, compared with its prior expectations of flat growth. That forecast dovetails with similar warnings from Gartner and IDC.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson swallows Vonage; Deutsche Telekom and Commerzbank combine for supply-chain slickness; the Internet of Sheds.
Nick Feamster, director of research for the Data Science Institute at the University of Chicago, recently joined the Light Reading Podcast to discuss his team's research based on the Internet Equity Initiative data portal, which uses Ookla Speedtest data to map out Internet inequities.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodacom revenue rises; Proximus bags spectrum in the 1400MHz band; Vodafone helps explore links between food and COVID-19.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson says private networks are good for airlines; Altice's FTTH infrastructure gets Arcep approval; London's Google Cloud data center suffers heatwave meltdown.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Polish pair join forces on cloud infrastructure; Ericsson's Possible Perspectives; Openreach opts for ADVA, expands on the Isle of Wight.
Plume's Bill McFarland on how home network data shows how IoT brands perform and why IoT support and management is a critical to broadband service strategies.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: ETNO bangs on about Big Tech again; CityFibre loses competition appeal; Zain earnings up.
Huawei's handset business might be getting crushed by sanctions, but the big vendor is not giving up on consumers.