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Brazil backtracks on banning Huawei from 5G – report
News Analysis | 1/18/2021

Trump's exit may force Bolsonaro to bow to local industry demand to allow Huawei to participate in 5G.

Exiting Trump nixes Intel license to supply Huawei
News Analysis | 1/18/2021

With hours left in the White House, Donald Trump waves one last fist at China's Huawei, revoking licenses for Intel and other suppliers to sell to it.

Utilities shift from tests to deployments with private LTE
News Analysis | 1/13/2021

Xcel Energy and San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) both announced plans to deploy private wireless networks running on the 4G LTE standard.

Microsoft president urges industries, governments to address cyber threats
News Analysis | 1/13/2021

Brad Smith says lessons from the fictions of 'Wargames' and the realities of the recent SolarWinds cyberattack serve as an important wakeup call that must be heeded.

DoD eyes 'challenge' designed to promote open source 5G
News Analysis | 1/11/2021

The US military is looking for ways to 'accelerate the development of an open source 5G,' which comes as no surprise given the Pentagon's wide and growing interest in the technology.

Ajit Pai kicks Section 230 can down the road
News Analysis | 1/11/2021

FCC chair won't pursue a rulemaking clarifying protections for social media outlets, but also declined to second-guess decisions by Twitter and Facebook to boot President Trump from their respective platforms.

'Black Sky' fears help drive interest in private wireless networks
News Analysis | 1/8/2021

A Black Sky hazard 'is a catastrophic event that severely disrupts the normal functioning of our critical infrastructures.' Worries over such events are helping to drive interest in private wireless networks.

US military eyes expanding deployment to 3GPP for 5G
News Analysis | 1/8/2021

The Pentagon is planning to increase its work within the world's leading 5G standards organization. Some analysts aren't surprised, but warn that the military may need to move carefully.

Trump may add Tencent to Chinese telco delisting
News Analysis | 1/8/2021

China Mobile, China Telecom and China Unicom Hong Kong dropped $5.6B market cap after Trump made NYSE delist them, eyeing Alibaba and Tencent next.

Europe not getting grip on 5G security – report
News Analysis | 1/8/2021

A year-long investigation by the European Court of Auditors reveals different EU nations moving at different speeds on tightening up 5G security.

China tried to punish EU nations for Huawei bans – report
News Analysis | 1/8/2021

In another sign that 2021 may not be so different from 2020, Huawei is already dominating the news cycle.

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.

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.

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.

To Huawei, 2020 gave a brief crown and a trade war
News Analysis | 12/28/2020

Huawei went from a Q2 briefly as the world's largest smartphone maker, to ending the year cobbling together chips. But don't count Shenzhen out yet.

China's harder line on Big Tech
News Analysis | 12/23/2020

Curbs for China's tech giants have finally landed: They are targets in an antitrust campaign officials call 'preventing the disorderly expansion of capital.'

India announces new rules for telecom gear sourcing
News Analysis | 12/23/2020

The Indian government has approved the National Security Directive, which will contain a list of trusted sources and products for telecom networks.

Podcast: What's the story with Huawei?
LRTV Interviews | 12/23/2020

Are the Huawei bans working? What will the US do next year to keep China's champion from 5G world domination? Phil Harvey returns to the podcast to give us the latest on Huawei's turbulent year.

The top five ways to secure a remote workforce
Guest Perspectives | 12/22/2020

While most companies understand there are infinite ways to improve security, here are the top ways that every organization should be exploring as they seek to secure their newly remote workforce.

Congress allots $2B to replace Huawei equipment
News Analysis | 12/21/2020

US lawmakers are devoting $1.9 billion to replace Huawei and ZTE equipment, part of a bill which also helps minority and low-income groups get online.

US smacks SMIC and keeps the heat on Huawei
News Analysis | 12/18/2020

The latest addition to the Commerce Department's Entity List is the same firm that Huawei was looking to turn to after it lost a key smartphone components supplier earlier this year.

Sweden's 5G auction back on
News Analysis | 12/18/2020

Auction of 3.5GHz and 2.3GHz frequencies to start on January 19 after court of appeal overrules injunction granted to Huawei.

Pentagon puts 5G at center of US military's communications future
News Analysis | 12/18/2020

The US military is working to build its own IoT platform to 'increase lethality.' According to a wide range of top Pentagon officials, 5G is at the center of the effort.

China targeting US users through mobile network security flaws
News Analysis | 12/17/2020

China is taking advantage of vulnerabilities in 3G and 4G networks to track US mobile users, according to research.

Verizon Business mixes Silver Peak into SD-WAN flavor profile
News Analysis | 12/17/2020

Silver Peak has a number of other features that Verizon hopes will appeal to customers including improved management and access to cloud applications.

Germany sets high barriers for Huawei with new security bill
News Analysis | 12/17/2020

After years of wrangling, ministers agree on a bill that will not ban specific vendors but will make it much harder for them to meet security standards.

A direct comparison: Tabulating 5G in the USA and China
News Analysis | 12/16/2020

Based on third-quarter 2020 data collected by Speedtest provider Ookla and provided to Light Reading, this is an apples-to-apples look at how China and the US stack up in 5G.

US government officially begins work on IIC for 5G
News Analysis | 12/15/2020

Amid reshuffling leadership across the US government, the NTIA said it is now working on technology that would 'standardize the spectrum sharing model' across a range of bands.

Aryaka launches new VPN for 'hybrid workplace'
News Analysis | 12/15/2020

The managed service integrates with Aryaka's SASE and SD-WAN services, with the goal of providing teleworkers with reliable, high-performance access to their enterprise applications.

After Google outage, telcos should think twice about public cloud
Morris Lore | 12/15/2020

Public cloud systems promise cost savings and convenience, but the wider risks cannot be ignored.

Podcast: Orange Business Services gets SASE
LRTV Interviews | 12/14/2020

Rob Mello, head of strategy and transformation in the Americas for Orange Business Services, joins the podcast to discuss the carrier's use of the cloud when deploying security services to enterprise customers.

Russia-linked cyber group hacks US government agencies
News Analysis | 12/14/2020

A Russia-linked hacker group, APT29, has used a vulnerability in frequently used network software to carry out a major hack into US government computers.

Plume CEO on deployment milestones, M&A and rising competition
LRTV Interviews | 12/14/2020

Plume CEO Fahri Diner digs into the drivers of the vendor's global deployment totals, and discusses Plume's recent acquisition of Walleye Networks and why scale is critical in this hotly contested market.

Standalone security: Strategic attributes and implementation concerns
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 12/11/2020

SPONSORED: Heavy Reading's research confirms there is no shortage of 5GC SA-related security concerns to be addressed before commercial launch and that the right mix of security strategy attributes will be vital to minimizing apprehension.

FCC pays lip service to open RAN in 'rip and replace' program
News Analysis | 12/10/2020

The FCC said its Huawei and ZTE 'rip and replace' program should allow for the use of open RAN equipment. But the agency didn't name any approved open RAN vendors.

Eurobites: Orange unpicks cybersecurity trends
News Analysis | 12/10/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EE fills in Scotland's 4G notspots; Ekinops and LiveAction combine on analytics; Sequans makes LTE-M life easier.

Vodafone targets £1B UK market for 'military-grade' security
News Analysis | 12/10/2020

UK operator is going after critical national infrastructure providers and other businesses demanding much higher levels of security.

FTC, US states sue to break up Facebook
News Analysis | 12/9/2020

Dual lawsuits seek to unwind Facebook's past acquisitions of Instagram and WhatsApp over claims the social media giant engaged in crushing anticompetitive behavior.

Opportunity knocks for Filtronic in UK telecom shake-up
News Analysis | 12/9/2020

A small UK developer of RF technology is attracting fresh interest as the UK seeks to cultivate local talent while it phases out the Chinese.

Podcast: AT&T VP on security for 5G
LRTV Interviews | 12/9/2020

AT&T VP Rita Marty joins the podcast to discuss how the service provider is addressing 5G security, and what that means for its enterprise customers.

O2 UK flags open RAN tests with Vilicom
News Analysis | 12/9/2020

UK mobile operator pilots network platform that was co-developed with Mavenir.

TikTok clocks up another court victory vs Trump
News Analysis | 12/8/2020

TikTok owners ByteDance won a further injunction against a Trump order shutting down its US operations, as it waits out the clock until Biden.

On the eve of launch, Dito battles to renew license
News Analysis | 12/8/2020

Dito Telecom, the 40% China Telecom-invested Philippines operator, faces a battle to renew its license, with the Senate skeptical it can meet commitments.

Deutsche Telekom cozies up to Nokia for open RAN
News Analysis | 12/8/2020

The Finnish equipment vendor is likely to help build an 'open RAN town' for the German operator next year, which would bode well for a future relationship.

Indian telcos push for Huawei, ZTE inclusion in 5G trials
News Analysis | 12/8/2020

Service providers have written to the Indian government calling for the removal of vendor-based restrictions in 5G trials.

Is Huawei leaving its US customers high and dry?
News Analysis | 12/7/2020

Some companies have suggested that Huawei is no longer supporting its existing US customers amid government actions against the Chinese vendor. But others say that's not true.

What to expect from the C-band auction for 5G spectrum
News Analysis | 12/4/2020

Who's bidding? When will the auction end? And what will the winners get? Some expect the C-band auction to be America's biggest-ever spectrum sale.

Huawei can expect more European hardship in the Biden era
Morris Lore | 12/3/2020

As opinion swings against China, Huawei's regional difficulties could mount when Joe Biden enters the White House.

Standalone security: The impact of slicing and total cost of ownership
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 12/3/2020

SPONSORED: Many enterprise customers expect that 5G security slices will be fully hardened and automated as 5G cores (5GC) are commercialized.

Will Alkira's CBaaS shine in a sea of SASE suppliers?
News Analysis | 12/2/2020

Alkira's goal is that CBaaS will assist enterprises in connecting their business applications wherever they're housed – connecting sites together such as data centers or branches on a global scale.

Podcast: SASE glues together security and networking
LRTV Interviews | 12/1/2020

Dell'Oro's Mauricio Sanchez joins the podcast to explain how SASE brings together networking and security technologies, and what this new trend means for service providers and enterprises.

Telia Lithuania adds to Huawei's European pain
News Analysis | 12/1/2020

Mobile operator has already signed up Ericsson as its network partner for 5G.

Pai preps to say bye-bye to FCC
News Analysis | 11/30/2020

Ajit Pai will step down from the FCC on January 20, paving the way for an incoming Biden administration to rework the US government agency in charge of the telecom industry.

Three UK hits reset on IT and 5G overhaul
News Analysis | 11/30/2020

COVID-19, an IT overhaul and the swap-out of Huawei equipment are all consuming the attention of Susan Buttsworth, Three's chief operating officer.

Comcast: Cybersecurity system has blocked 6 billion threats in 2020
News Analysis | 11/30/2020

Cable op started offering its xFi Advanced Security product as a free add-on to millions of customers using eligible gateways back in January.

Trump moves to blacklist Chinese chipmaker SMIC
News Analysis | 11/30/2020

The Trump administration appears poised to add Shanghai's Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp to a list of companies linked to China's military.

Open RAN's a winner, UK decides, as it closes door on Huawei
News Analysis | 11/30/2020

The UK government is intervening in its telecom sector to a dangerous degree as it backs specific firms and technologies.

UK launches new regulator to go after tech titans
News Analysis | 11/27/2020

From April, the UK's new Digital Markets Unit will go after the biggest tech firms and enforce a new code about how they deal with rivals and users.

Albany Marine base to sport 'made in the USA' 5G network
News Analysis | 11/27/2020

The US Department of Defense's test network is part of a $600 million project that is intended to strengthen the US in its 5G competitiveness.

Will IIC technology save America's 5G?
News Analysis | 11/27/2020

NTIA has floated a technology called IIC that would allow US military commanders to tell operators like AT&T and Verizon when they can – and can't – use government spectrum for 5G.

ByteDance's TikTok sale gets yet another extra week
News Analysis | 11/26/2020

ByteDance has received a short extension to sell TikTok's US operations, but its real strategy appears to be to wait for the Biden administration.

Eurobites: Vodafone, Ericsson trial safe-skies tech for drones
News Analysis | 11/25/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia and A1 switch on private network for Siemens; BT and Transatel renew MVNOs partnership; TIM and Google combine on 'Voice Smart' calling.

Hefty fines for UK operators flouting Huawei restrictions
News Analysis | 11/24/2020

Telecommunications Bill advocates fines of up to 10% of turnover for failure to phase out 'high-risk vendors' – and $133,000 per day for repeat offenders.

COVID-19 led to global mobile malware outbreak – report
News Analysis | 11/24/2020

Mobile malware saw a significant increase in the third quarter, with people spending more time on their mobiles, and Asia at the center of the outbreak.

How and why FedEx is getting into edge computing, 5G
DanoVision | 11/19/2020

FedEx is working with Dell and Switch to build mini data centers in its facilities for edge computing. What the company might do with those resources could have implications for 5G.

EU slow to counter market abuse by big tech – auditors
News Analysis | 11/19/2020

The EU's auditor says Brussels has been slow to tackle anticompetitive behavior by big tech firms, as Brussels and Washington pursue investigations.

Vodafone to launch open RAN in Ireland next month
News Analysis | 11/19/2020

The UK-based operator is to launch a 4G service in Ireland using open RAN products provided by Parallel Wireless and hardware partners.

Ericsson CEO takes Sweden to task over Huawei ban
News Analysis | 11/18/2020

Borje Ekholm says Swedish authorities went too far in barring Chinese suppliers from 5G, but it's also in Ericsson's interests to keep China sweet.

Purse strings loosen for 5G startups
News Analysis | 11/18/2020

EdgeQ raised $51 million. Celona banked $30 million. And they're not alone. 'Yes, there is more funding available for 5G startups than in the past,' said Amar Kapadai of startup Aarna Networks.

Podcast: Frost & Sullivan's rosy outlook for SD-WAN market
LRTV Interviews | 11/17/2020

Frost & Sullivan's Roopa Honnachari explains how COVID-19 has impacted growth in the SD-WAN and cloud services markets, plus her forecasts for growth over the next few years.

Cato Captures $130M in VC funding
News Analysis | 11/17/2020

This brings total funding to $332 million for the Israel-based secure access service edge (SASE) provider. In addition, Cato claims the company is valued at $1 billion.

Eurobites: Huawei urges UK to rethink 5G ban now that Trump is toast
News Analysis | 11/17/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telecom Italia and Google launch AI Academy; Nokia deploys Internet gateway in Iraq; Wifinity acquires PCCW Global Networks.

Broadband everywhere, for everyone? Tom Wheeler on President-elect Biden's telecom ambitions
News Analysis | 11/16/2020

Former FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler points out a few things that the Trump administration has ignored and holds out hope that the next president will get serious about broadband.

Podcast: MNJ VP on pushing UCaaS past the plateau
LRTV Interviews | 11/16/2020

In addition to examining the evolution of UCaaS, Niernberg explains how a managed approach to SASE assists enterprises in navigating the crowded market of so many security and SD-WAN vendors.

Regulators say Apple tracking code breaks EU law
News Analysis | 11/16/2020

Apple faces new complaints before German and Spanish regulators that its online tracking code in iOS devices breaks European Union data privacy law.

Masergy beefs up SD-WAN security with Fortinet cloud firewalls
News Analysis | 11/16/2020

In addition to the firewalls protecting network traffic at a packet level, Masergy is providing customers with Fortinet's secure web gateway (SWG) service for IP traffic protection at the application level in the cloud and on-premises.

Dish's 5G gets real: Company inks massive Crown Castle tower deal
News Analysis | 11/16/2020

The work of physically installing radios on top of cell towers is often the most expensive part of any wireless network buildout. Dish Network said it will use 20,000 Crown Castle towers for 5G.

Minim to combine with Zoom Telephonics, rebrand
News Analysis | 11/16/2020

Minim, a Wi-Fi and security software company run by former Dyn execs, is pairing with Zoom Telephonics, a supplier of cable modems, gateways and other CPE products sold under the Motorola brand.

Eurobites: Telecom Italia builds cloud platform with Atos
News Analysis | 11/16/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange gets its tax back; OBS digitizes Tricolor's contact center; Virgin Media launches basic broadband plan for UK welfare claimants.

AT&T: 3G shutdown won't stall connected car biz
News Analysis | 11/13/2020

AT&T plans to shutter its 3G network in the early part of 2022. But the company, and some top analysts, don't expect the action to affect many of the 40.5 million cars connected to AT&T.

Podcast: Analyst Erin Dunne's forecasts for fiber and SD-WAN markets
LRTV Interviews | 11/13/2020

Vertical Systems Group's Erin Dunne explains how organizations such as MEF are impacting the standardization of SD-WAN, and shares predictions on how the SD-WAN market might fare in 2021.

Trump fires parting shot at China
News Analysis | 11/13/2020

US investors barred from Chinese firms deemed to have links with the country's military. China Mobile and China Telecom among the 31 blacklisted companies.

US-ByteDance dispute TikToks to an appeal
News Analysis | 11/13/2020

The Commerce Department appeals its dispute with ByteDance, day after the original deadline for the Chinese company to divest TikTok's US operations.

US telcos engage with Indian vendors for low-end devices
News Analysis | 11/13/2020

US operators like Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile are exploring replacing China's cheap handset manufacturers with Indian companies, as the trade war continues.

Cisco CEO sees positive signs ahead as the company powers through the pandemic
News Analysis | 11/12/2020

Chuck Robbins talks up a 'solid start' to the fiscal year as Cisco gains more visibility into its business. Overall revenues slipped in Q1, Cisco expects revenues to be flat or rise 2% in fiscal Q2.

India launches PLI scheme to boost local manufacturing
News Analysis | 11/12/2020

The government has cleared the Production Linked Incentive scheme supporting 4G, 5G, next-generation RAN, IoT access, enterprise and wireless equipment.

US-TikTok clock ticks as Trump forgets deadline
News Analysis | 11/12/2020

The Trump administration appears to have forgotten about its November 12 deadline for ByteDance to divest US operations of the TikTok app.

Apple, Google start working on 6G
News Analysis | 11/12/2020

The first 5G phones from Apple and Google are barely out of the box, yet both companies have joined the Next G Alliance to 'advance North American mobile technology leadership in 6G.'

Telstra restructures into service, tower and fixed businesses
News Analysis | 11/12/2020

With eye to NBN sell-off, Telstra embarks on sweeping restructure, breaking into three entities including a tower business, and reveals energy reseller ambitions.

Singtel underlying profit down 36% as COVID-19 still bites
News Analysis | 11/12/2020

Singapore-based operator continues to feel the effects of the pandemic in H1 FY21, but sees signs of 'modest recovery.'

Comcast adds trimmed-down, DIY-focused video security service
News Analysis | 11/11/2020

New 'Self Protection' service features connected HD cameras along with 24/7 video recording for Comcast broadband customers with gateways outfitted with company's 'xFi' home network management platform.

Microsoft's Airband initiative shifting focus amid leadership change
News Analysis | 11/10/2020

Paul Garnett is no longer heading up Microsoft's Airband initiative, a move that coincides with the company's shift in focus to expand broadband in urban as well as rural areas.

Asia's Uber Grab leads $100M funding round in LinkAja
News Analysis | 11/10/2020

Asia's ride-hailing unicorn continues move into payments and banking, becoming minority investor in the Indonesia-based e-wallet and mobile money provider.

CableLabs, SCTE/ISBE ink letter of intent to combine
News Analysis | 11/9/2020

Proposed agreement, which would make SCTE a subsidiary of CableLabs, will be voted on by SCTE/ISBE members on December 10.

DoD's 5G ambitions face steep, but not impossible, odds
News Analysis | 11/9/2020

President Trump fired the Secretary of Defense who signed off on a 5G spectrum-sharing project. What that means, alongside a likely President Biden, remains unclear.

A1 Austria hands private 5G role to Nokia
News Analysis | 11/9/2020

New services deal for campus networks underlines the close relationship between the two companies.

SoftBank, the Nasdaq whale, swims back to profits
News Analysis | 11/9/2020

Despite losing $1.3 billion in a tech stock buying spree, Masayoshi Son's conglomerate profits after big tech stakes and a Chinese startup's IPO.

Zoom settles with FTC for fibbing over encryption
News Analysis | 11/9/2020

Zoom agreed a settlement with the US Federal Trade Commission over complaints it misrepresented the security of its videoconferencing platform to users.

Where Dish Network is going in 5G, and how it will get there
News Analysis | 11/9/2020

Dish Network is set to join AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile in operating a 5G network. Here are the executives, vendors and government-mandated timeline it's using.

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