A wide range of companies – from mobile network operators to cloud computing companies to startups – are colliding in their pursuit of the private wireless networking opportunity.
'Selling to enterprises is very difficult, and we don't know why anyone would work with Dish, which has no experience in building networks or working with enterprises,' argued the financial analysts at J.P. Morgan.
The social media giant has sought more time from the government to comply with the new IT rules, possibly marking an end to the standoff.
Performance on the Internet middle mile, once the network service provider's problem in the MPLS network, is now a concern for the enterprise, writes TeleGeography's Greg Bryan.
An unprofitable minnow temporarily paralyzes a few major organizations and knocks out a whole government website.
Microsoft gets US regulatory approval to buy Nuance, the company behind Dragon voice-recognition software and the voice-rec engine for Siri.
Dish Network recently hired a longtime AT&T veteran, Abid Khan, as its new director of in-building systems. The move likely signals Dish's interest in supporting enterprise customers.
Social networking giant unveils tools that will enable businesses to message customers on Instagram, Messenger and WhatsApp.
This isn't your typical telco-cloud partnership, but it might be the most interesting of all, given Dish's greenfield status and a handful of unanswered questions, writes contributing analyst Roz Roseboro.
Zoom sees its Q1 revenues jump 191% as it seeks to now do hybrid working and cement its lead by starting a venture capital fund to create Zoom apps.
Although Ericsson has been playing in the space for years, the company took the wraps off its new 'Private 5G' offering in part to refine its message to enterprises.
Xi shocked the world saying China will reach net zero by 2060, but in 2035 its huge 5G and data center sectors will emit more CO2 than France today.
Google recently hired a telecom executive from Wind River, while AWS recently nabbed executives from Zayo and Nokia. The developments shine a light on the cloud providers' telecom ambitions.
Former Cisco CEO John Chambers is an investor in the startup and chairman of Pensando's board of directors. The company was created by a group of ex-Cisco executives.
Vivo confirms Mavenir, Nokia and Oracle as network partners for standalone 5G, and is also trialing AWS Outposts.
The social media platform is concerned about the 'intimidation tactics' used by the police and the 'potential threat to freedom of expression.'
Operator teams up with Capgemini to establish a new 'French hyperscale cloud' based on Microsoft Azure.
5G is complex and there are many moving pieces. Getting the distributed cloud right from the beginning will be critical for long-term success.
Joshua Broder, the CEO of tower construction company Tilson, recently tweeted a picture of a Dish 5G tower the company is building in Pennsylvania. He's not alone.
Version 4.0 of Apstra's software includes additional multivendor capabilities to now support VMware NSX-T 3.0 and Broadcom's Enterprise SONiC.
The Israeli software giant snapped up Openet in August last year after failing to swat it in the law courts. Here's what happened next.
In an unprecedented move, messaging giant WhatsApp has filed a case against the government in the Delhi High Court to block new social media rules now in force.
Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg declined to directly discuss the company's rivals like AT&T and Dish Network. But he was clear on monetizing 5G: 'We're already doing it,' he said.
Betacom has been building wireless networks in stadiums and elsewhere for decades. Now, the company is expanding into the market for private wireless 4G and 5G networks for enterprises.
Open RAN now has 'a reasonable chance to actually overtake the performance of the incumbent architecture,' according to Vodafone's Santiago Tenorio.
Light Reading's Alan Breznick and Jeff Baumgartner weigh in on the burning questions surrounding the recently announced media moves by AT&T.
Twitter has seen big brands pull their advertising, even as Facebook and Google cash in big from micro-targeting. But will iOS 14.5 be the big equalizer?
Startup hopes to support enterprises looking to transition to private wireless 5G networks on CBRS spectrum.
Telecom operators sound like they have given up resisting AWS, Google Cloud and Microsoft Azure. They are risking a lot.
Our unscientific reader poll shows that nearly 7 in 10 folks who attended #MWC19 will not likely turn up for #MWC21.
Messaging giant WhatsApp's controversial policy, which allows user data to be shared with parent company Facebook and others, is in the spotlight again.
Chen, who works for Qualcomm, was named the chairman of the 3GPP RAN Plenary in March and oversees the development of 5G standards for the physical layer of the radio interface.
Spanish giant claims full-year 'stabilization' target on track as COVID-19 impact diminishes; continues to chip away at huge debt pile.
Facebook's newest midband spectrum tests hint at its desire for 'self-organizing network (SON) features in a 5G over-the-air setup operating in a small cell configuration.'
Bouncing back from a 2019 loss and splash as the Nasdaq Whale, SoftBank Group rides IPOs to profits that are a Japanese record. But can it continue?
Stanford University's Nick McKeown, recipient of the 2021 IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medal, joins the podcast to discuss a career milestone and a very forward-looking 5G project that involves (hopefully not) crashing drones on purpose.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica sells off four more data centers; A1 Digital offers container orchestration; Dixons Carphone pays 'living wage.'
We're still getting mixed messages about #MWC2021. The pandemic's grip is loosening in several places, but is it enough to bring the telecom world to Barcelona? Take our survey and let us know.
China has fallen out of love with tech giants and is seeking new ways to punish them.
The social network's business communication product hits 7 million paid subscribers, but it is still a minnow compared to Teams.
A cloud-in-a-box – perhaps more commonly referred to as 'Business in a Box' or 'Infrastructure In a Box' – takes everything to the edge, and dramatically reduces the possibility of business disruptions due to the misfunctioning or end-of-life application servers or network devices at each location.
Microsoft's $12 billion takeover offer for the popular video game chat service Discord has been denied.
Expected short-term issue is driving up costs and lowering margins for cable access gear, but not enough to alter Harmonic's revenue forecast for 2021.
Our entry page is live and we're now accepting your nominations for outstanding achievements in communications across 26 categories, including the Light Reading Hall of Fame.
'Open RAN is not ready for full commercial deployment for several reasons,' T-Mobile argued. 'For example, methods must be developed for implementing regulatory mandates, like 911.'
Apple's App Store breaches EU competition law, says EU antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager. But will it just start charging for downloads instead?
'We intend to explore global joint ventures or partnerships to effectively leverage these inherent opportunities,' said American Tower's CEO.
Dish Network plans to run its 5G network in Amazon's public cloud, but the details surrounding the companies' partnership remain somewhat fuzzy.
Facebook's Q1 revenue soared 22% to $21.47 billion, 98.7% of it from advertisements, but the social media giant hopes AR will help eventually build some non-ad revenue, too.
Light Reading's flagship awards program has more categories and more chances to celebrate – online and in person. We're accepting entries beginning May 3.
Software giant on a roll as cloud and PC revenue stay on upward curve.
Google rides lockdown to huge revenues of $55.3 billion. But faces challenges in Washington, London and Brussels for how it's used its market dominance.
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Analysts at Cowen say interest in an active/shared RAN solution between tower operators and carriers is on the rise. 'This is exactly in line with the way we're thinking,' says Dish Network's Marc Rouanne.
Snapchat's daily users soar to 280 million, as the messaging app hoovers up Android users in India. But Snap still loses $287 million in the first quarter.
Dish Network's Marc Rouanne said the public cloud run by Amazon Web Services will be 'the foundation of our [network] architecture.'
Reports say the messaging platform rejected the software giant's $12 billion bid and plans to go it alone.
By reimagining metro networks, operators can start overcoming their most pressing business and technical challenges and reinvent their role in the digital ecosystem.
CableLabs is spearheading two initiatives – a group made of up execs from service providers and an advisory council comprised of vendors – focused on driving collaboration and scale around network and service convergence.
Dell bought cloud virtualization star VMware in 2016, and it's booming. But the company is spinning it off to write down a $49 billion debt.
Two projects originally created by Comcast engineers – Kuberhealthy and Trickster – are the first from the operator to be accepted as 'Sandbox' projects by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF).
Yousef Khalidi discusses the economic benefits operators can experience by partnering with a cloud provider.
Improving the customer experience while achieving the full promise of Wi-Fi 6.
Prosimo's AXI service addresses several challenges enterprises face in cloud application delivery, including managing operating costs, meeting application SLAs and 'fragmented security.'
As the Cisco Live event kicks off today, the networking giant looks beyond the lockdowns and urges service providers to build the network they're going to need when the world gets moving again.
MetTel CTO Ed Fox discusses how the service providers' customers are balancing the use of collaboration applications, SD-WAN, VPNs and SASE to support their employees working on-premises and remotely.
Intel plans to increase the number of its manufacturing facilities in Arizona from four to six, and to sell its chipmaking capabilities under a new business unit.
Microsoft considers paying $10 billion for Discord as it hunts for an Xbox stablemate, while Abu Dhabi sinks $150 million into 'privacy-first' app Telegram.
Apple warns Chinese tech that it will kick apps off the App Store that try to circumvent its new privacy features. But is it brave enough to annoy China?
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Finnish vendor announces partnerships with AWS, Azure and Google with an initial focus on private mobile networks for enterprises.
Following Ericsson's withdrawal, Danielle Royston, the former CEO of Optiva, is plotting a public cloud takeover of the world's largest telecom tradeshow.
Asia's incumbent satellite operators are confident they can survive the onslaught of low-Earth orbit players, although their approaches vary.
Airspan Networks said it will gain roughly $166 million in net proceeds via its new transaction, money the company will use in its pursuit of the open RAN and 5G space.
Acquisition, which forms the basis of a new 'DZS Cloud' unit, represents a 'big missing ingredient' for DZS as mobile and fixed networks become more disaggregated and distributed, CEO Charlie Vogt says.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: SFR plans job cuts; device maker OPPO sees Europe as land of opportunity; Slovenia's BeeIN eyes M2M.
Comcast's work tied to network virtualization and its use of AI and machine learning kept pace in a pandemic-fueled year that saw peak Internet traffic surge more than 50% in some markets.
Elon Musk moves SpaceX's Starlink and deep-space rocket factories to Texas, and wants to rename Boca Chica (pop. 26) as Starbase.
The IT company needs to slash costs and fatten its aaS offerings if it is to keep investors as happy as they are right now.
Rakuten counts around 3,000 edge computing sites in Japan. Akamai counts around 4,000 sites worldwide. Dish, meantime, is mapping out its own sites. This is how edge computing is maturing.
Operator Connect function to allow calls to be placed over the PSTN, part of a raft of Teams updates announced for Microsoft Ignite.
Zoom's run of good luck isn't over, with $882 million of Q4 revenues beating expectations, amid new bets on call centers and Zoom Phone.
Ligado's Doug Smith addresses questions on how the company's L-band spectrum might aid C-band auction winners, and whether he has fielded any purchase inquiries.
Digital Colony will take Boingo private in a transaction valued at around $854 million. It's Marc Ganzi's latest step toward 'digital infrastructure' convergence.
'We're pretty optimistic about open RAN and its ability to do a number of things,' says Dave Mayo, who recently assembled the leadership team for Dish's four network regions.
Indian government issues new regulations for digital media, including Internet firms, OTT platforms and online news.
Elon Musk says Internet-from-orbit serve Starlink will double its speeds this year to 300 Mbit/s, and reach all the earth's services by 2022.
Intel is Google's latest partner for its Anthos for Telecom effort. The companies are targeting both network operators as well as enterprises building their own networks.
Cloud business Twilio, with its SMS API platform, sees fourth-quarter revenue up 65% as it sells $1 billion of fresh shares.
Casa Systems, HPE, Mavenir, Microsoft, Athonet and Parallel Wireless are just some of the 5G core network vendors challenging established heavyweights like Huawei and Cisco.
UCaaS specialist adds Vodafone Business to partner roster and targets Zoom market with Glip and RingCentral Video.
The German operator has urged Europe to stand up to US tech, but its own business appears to have backed down.
Also included in our late afternoon summary of news and comment: stats from the Super Bowl of Wi-Fi and Dell'Oro projects growth for the CBRS RAN market.
Ligado Networks inked a memorandum of understanding to use the Rakuten Communications Platform, but Rakuten officials wouldn't describe Ligado as an RCP customer.
Nearly 61% of organizations are currently using or piloting hybrid clouds, according to a new report by NTT.
Also included in our late afternoon summary of news and comment: Calix improves its cloud, Oracle recharges charging, Viasat offers in-flight Wi-Fi over Russia and Charter uses apps to make entertainment more accessible.
IoT specialist was seeking a 'scalable, long-term solution' to process 'billions of messages each month.'
From connected cars to fleet management, US operators have built IoT arsenals to address a variety of vertical markets. But today they aren't making much noise about their progress.
'These are not small customers. Some of them are very, very massive,' Rakuten's mobile networking chief Tareq Amin says of the buyers of the Rakuten Communications Platform (RCP).