Bharti Airtel hopes its cloud-based omnichannel communications platform IQ, aimed at enterprise and SMEs, will grab India's lucrative cloud comms market.
As the EU rewrites its digital policy, tech companies ask for legal protections to moderate hate speech and illegal content more aggressively.
Just give it time, says the man from the ministry.
Report suggests the government is caving into US pressure to prevent operators from deploying 5G kit from Chinese vendors.
Light Reading's Phil Harvey and Heavy Reading's Gabriel Brown recap the 5G Ecosystem Digital Symposium and discuss the state of the industry when it comes to telecom 5G deployments, and what is likely to happen next.
Limelight said its revenues from edge computing are nearing 20 million so far this year, and that it charges for such services via per-minute CPU usage.
James Taiclet served as a pilot in the Gulf War under the callsign 'Cheetah23.' Now, as CEO of the Pentagon's largest weapons supplier, he wants to use 5G to control military vehicles.
After an April bounce driven by more homeworking thanks to COVID-19, the US chip giant has finally been hit by customers' cost-cutting, despite cloud growth.
Enterprises with coding capabilities are starting to create open source LTE networks with help from a startup called FreedomFi.
Days after Google found itself in court, the FTC is deciding whether to pursue antitrust claims against Facebook over buying WhatsApp and Instagram.
Juniper CTO Raj Yavatkar joins the Light Reading podcast to discuss Juniper's strategy to help build AI-driven enterprises.
US sanctions are starting to slow Huawei down, with the Chinese vendor reporting a slide in growth and profit margin.
Europe's enfant terrible sets up a deal to sell off Play's mobile towers even before completing the purchase of the Polish operator.
Tesla, the world's most valuable auto maker, plans to charge $10,000 for its new self-driving service. Meanwhile, 5G remains free to users on most top-tier mobile plans.
India's second-largest service provider, Bharti Airtel, will develop its own technology across 5G, home broadband and IoT working with local and international firms.
T-Mobile is upgrading its 5G network at the rate of 1,000 cell sites a month, including in rural areas. But the operator's rural efforts face plenty of issues.
The US Justice Department sues Google in its biggest antitrust action in 22 years, accusing it and Apple of a multi-billion-dollar secret deal.
Nokia to deploy standalone 5G core in Ericsson's backyard, while the Swedish vendor wins RAN deals in Sweden and Estonia.
As COVID-19 speeds up operator need to support a shift in how and where customers access network services, automation and development are key for success.
Qualcomm to challenge Marvell, Broadcom, Intel and Xilinx in bid to build chipsets for macro cell towers, and possibly expand silicon options for open RAN equipment vendors.
According to some, 6G will support a wide range of science fiction-type services. But others are warning against getting sidetracked by 'shiny objects syndrome.'
Cisco has given its ISR and ASR routers a refresh with the Catalyst 8000 series to provide connectivity and security features in the data center, branch and edge.
Transforma Insights forecasts that over 150 million cellular devices will be connected to on-premises private networks by the end of 2030.
Sweden has taken a firm line against Huawei and ZTE in its 5G spectrum auctions starting in November.
A number of big names are stepping up to bid in the FCC's upcoming C-band auction, an auction that some expect to raise an astounding $51 billion in bids.
The 3GPP's Release 17 – expected to collect the next big batch of 5G technologies – might not hit the market until 2022, almost a year behind schedule.
Latest deal comes after moves for Mist Systems and Netrounds and is aimed largely at strengthening Juniper's presence in the SD-WAN market.
A new report from Juniper Research sees 5G accounting for 44% of operator revenue by 2025.
Edge computing promises to reduce users' latency speeds. And now, some operators are not only addressing the space but seeking revenues from the sale of low-latency services.
European trade association 'denounces' bans on Chinese suppliers based on geopolitical reasons.
China's top legislature is set to pass an Export Control Law expanding government controls over tech exports, copying a similar US measure in May.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EE offers immersive soccer coverage; France and the Netherlands want to tame tech titans; Telia goes climate neutral.
Uber to invest a total of $150m in the new joint venture, which will incorporate SKT's existing mobility business.
T-Mobile is on its way toward covering 100 million people with speedy midband 5G this year. And its 5G services are up to 25% cheaper than those from AT&T and Verizon.
A new artificial intelligence platform from chipmaker Nvidia promises to reduce bandwidth usage in video conferencing down to one tenth of the H.264 standard.
Thumbing its nose at Washington's 'Clean Network' campaign, Seoul says it's up to private companies which suppliers they choose.
State secretaries Cédric O and Mona Keijzer join forces to propose ways of reducing the power of 'gatekeeper' platforms.
Zoom announced all its users can access end-to-end encryption from next week, and unveiled 'Zapp' apps in an attempt to grow into a platform.
Open source has yet to have a noticeable impact on telecom, and it is increasingly mixed up with anything that claims to be open.
COVID-19 delaying the 5G spectrum sale in India till 2021 may benefit Indian service providers looking for time to get their houses and networks in order.
Indian operator hopes partnership will slash costs and open up new revenue opportunities.
Huawei unveils AI-powered connectivity to untangle network complexity for carriers and enterprise.
Broadband World Forum panelists say it's important to get the types of network efficiencies that hyperscale companies like Google, Facebook and Amazon have.
'Today's cable operators are becoming tomorrow's mobile operators,' Cisco's John Chapman says.
Finnish equipment giant will run its IT systems from the public cloud as it looks for ways back to profitability.
According to iPod and iPhone luminary Tony Fadell, Menlo Micro's new product 'is already triggering massive cross-industry upheaval.' It's initially targeted at the 5G sector.
Commscope cuts off a piece of Comcast's next-gen network biz while Vecima and Technetix connect on a product/sales deal focused on distributed access architectures.
Taiwan proving something of a 5G stamping ground for the Finnish vendor.
Verizon and its partner Amazon Web Services currently have 5G edge compute centers in five cities with plans to expand that to ten locations by year-end.
Japan's disruptive mobile network operator takes the Rakuten Communications Platform on the road to Saudi Arabia.
Light Reading's Alan Breznick and Jeff Baumgartner recap the highlights from last week's Cable Next-Gen Digital Symposium.
Cloud platform Twilio, hot on the heels of acquiring SendGrid, now is buying the customer data platform Segment too.
According to new findings from Tutela, Rakuten's 4G network in Japan supports 16.16Mbit/s download speeds, which is around 9 Mbit/s slower than the company's competitors.
The US Defense Dept. is awarding a huge sum to more than a dozen companies to help create 'the largest full-scale 5G tests for dual-use applications in the world.'
Cisco's previously announced restructuring appears to be getting underway, and 5G isn't expected to be affected. Other areas may not be so lucky.
DOCSIS 3.1 and upstream spectrum upgrades will provide plenty of capacity runway to cable ops, but 'we cannot take our foot off the gas,' Cox's Jeff Finkelstein says.
One of the shining lights in the nascent open RAN space opts to file for an IPO.
CommScope's new 'migratable' distributed access device can operate in both remote PHY and remote MACPHY configurations as cable operators continue to explore what path their future HFC networks will take.
Broadcom, Intel, MediaTek, Murata, Qorvo and Samsung are teaming to make it easier to develop 5G products. But Qualcomm is conspicuous in its absence.
Stephane Richard nips into his home office to warn the industry about growing technical debt and urge closer collaboration.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson modernizes Airtel's Kenyan network; Arm exec promises 'firewalls' to protect customers' interests after Nvidia takeover; hydrogen fuel cell provides backup for European tower site.
ExxonMobil wants to open up its supply chain, and edge compute solutions are key to the strategy.
The pandemic may have slowed the overall rate of growth of cable business services, but it has also presented opportunities to ramp up new products and services, says Comcast Business exec Bob Victor.
Dell'Oro Group's Mauricio Sanchez says security is still an emerging business area for Juniper but that the company is well positioned there and looking to expand.
US lawmakers released a scathing report calling for the government to curb the market power of Big Tech 'monopolies' after a 16-month investigation.
Two prominent standards bodies have come together to prevent a technical divergence that might have been costly.
Ericsson's top researcher painted a 6G picture that involves a 'full sense experience' complete with sights, sounds and haptics that would create multisensory experiences.
The open RAN software developer can justify the hype and the Rakuten investment, says its head of strategy.
Rakuten's mobile losses are 'proving much higher than we anticipated,' according to some financial analysts. What that means for Dish Network's 5G ambitions is unclear.
Dish's Ergen is forming a SPAC called CONX to raise $1 billion for deals in telecom, tech or media, 'including the wireless communications industry.'
China's cloud business is growing quickly, but its biggest player remains in the shadow of US rivals.
The US Postal Service Office of Inspector General argued that the agency's 31,000 facilities nationwide could play a major role in 5G and edge computing.
Bharti Airtel launched the Security Intelligence Center with an investment of INR1000 million, and Airtel Secure, cybersecurity for enterprise customers.
Demand for broadband Internet is at an all-time high. And some providers like AT&T, Windstream, Verizon and Frontier appear to be responding as a result.
Annual Huawei security report again highlights Huawei's ongoing software engineering shortcomings.
Seventy-eight percent of businesses adopting IoT say it was key to their lockdown continuity, with 67% increasing the pace of IoT due to the pandemic, says a new study.
If you thought smartphone patent wars were already messy then it could be a whole lot worse now that a pile of different industries are looking to harness 5G and other technologies.
A shareholder in Altice Europe said Drahi's buyout offer significantly undervalues the company.
AWS claims new serverless system is 1,000 times faster than relational databases and one tenth the cost.
Dish Network's Marc Rouanne said the company is working to design its coming 5G network so that customers can run network services wherever they wish.
Japanese operator demos 'multi-vendor' trial, using O-RAN fronthaul specs, with Fujitsu and NEC.
Germany looks set to strangle the China-based supplier in red tape as scrutiny is extended to the 5G RAN.
The service announced today looks slower than many had hoped, will not be widely available and brings little in the way of device choice or new features.
The software giant must persuade operators to entrust some of their most valuable systems to its public cloud.
But they'll have to wait. If a listing does happen it won't be for at least 'several years.'
Chinese vendor's Habo Investment arm is said to have acquired stakes in 17 local chip companies in the past year.
The name Azure of Operators doesn't sound exciting, but it represents a way for carriers to partner with a cloud provider that has been quite serious about putting communications and the cloud together.
AT&T confirms it deployed its disaggregated core routing platform with technology from Broadcom, DriveNets and UfiSpace.
Acquisition of Swedish network testing and monitoring company will strengthen its line-up of automated WAN products, it says.
Despite the Permanent Court of Arbitration ruling retrospective tax laws unfairly penalized the telecoms giant, the Indian government may still appeal.
Zoom, Cisco Webex, Microsoft Teams and more are all benefiting from the enforced need to stay at home.
Although the Prague 5G Security Conference was mostly held behind closed doors, officials from the UK and the US discussed topics including open RAN.
Light Reading's Mike Dano and Phil Harvey recount some of the highlights of a busy, busy event discussing all things 5G. Standalone 5G stood alone as the big thing to watch in the coming months.
A recent announcement from SKT prompts a few questions about how committed telcos are to radical network transformations.
At Huawei Connect 2020, held virtually this year, the company emphasized its focus on connectivity, computing, cloud and AI.
David Aviv, CTO, and Mike O'Malley, vice president of strategy for Radware, join the podcast to discuss security concerns that companies have in light of 5G deployments and multi-access edge computing.
The financial analysts at Cowen calculated that, in 2026, Starlink will be able to support just 485,000 simultaneous users at 100Mbit/s across the entire US.
Orange Business Services becomes the latest operator to join the Azure partner program established in 2019.
Indian systems integrator becomes the latest partner for the Rakuten Communications Platform. But is it just another closed ecosystem?
Following its acquisition of Sprint, T-Mobile has double AT&T's 5G spectrum holding and the first nationwide standalone 5G network, says its tech president, Neville Ray.