Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EU wants to extend roaming regulation for another 10 years; Tele2 and Equinix cozy up for secure IoT; Sparkle to supply cloud services to GÉANT.
Paramount+'s ad-free 'premium' service, to launch March 4, will cost $9.99 per month. Paramount+'s 'base' offering, coming in June, will fetch $4.99 per month.
Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile walked away with the vast majority of the C-band licenses for 5G. Dish Network spent just $2.5 million, while Comcast and Charter spent nothing.
Vendor Infinera expects up to $340 million in revenue in its upcoming quarter, but that figure includes a $10 million risk due to 'semiconductor shortages that are not unique to our industry.'
Windstream Enterprise is backing the new customer commitment with contract flexibility, free upgrades and guaranteed 100% uptime for customers of both its OfficeSuite UC and SD-WAN Concierge services.
Dish and its OnTech unit will market and sell ADT services in an agreement that comes a few years after EchoStar shut down its DIY-focused SAGE by Hughes smart home/security offering.
Siden, a startup backed by Columbia Capital, obtained T-Mobile's permission to test LTE Broadcast technologies in the operator's spectrum in Washington, DC.
The IT giant has spruced up its portfolio of communications products and launched a new open RAN server, but will the industry bite?
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.
Telecoms optical computing firm Infinera cut its Q4 losses to $9.9M, down from $66.6M a year before, even as its North American market slowed down.
Vodafone formally announces intention to float European towerco spinout on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange by the end of March.
Thirst for data is driving industry into the arms of 5G mmWave in 2021 – and a GSMA Intelligence report concludes mmWave can cut costs by as much as a third.
Judge's ruling in California could clear way for other states to follow suit ahead of expectations that the FCC will pursue new rules that were rolled back during the Trump administration.
The Italian operator's latest strategic plan is probably not going to be a major restorative for a company that seems in perpetual decline.
BT-owned operator aims to complete 579 4G site upgrades by the end of 2021.
The Light Reading podcast welcomes Dan Kurin, tech coordinator at Factory Two, and Brandon Corder, CEO of Beats x Beers, to discuss an upcoming experiment with low-latency broadband in Flint, Michigan.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Zain revenue down; real-estate companies warned on digital failings; more bad ads from UK mobile operators.
Börje Ekholm nonetheless thinks large-scale open RAN is years away.
Late last year, T-Mobile told Dish it would shut down its 3G CDMA network for Boost customers by January 1, 2022. That's a full year earlier than Dish had expected.
TPG closing in on agreement to acquire 'large minority' stake in DirecTV, U-verse and AT&T TV in deal valuing AT&T's video business at about $15 billion, CNBC reports.
The city's network spans 44 square miles and provides speeds up to 50Mbit/s. Existing telecom providers Lumen Technologies and Cox have 'spent a significant amount of time pushing back on this project.'
AT&T's primary OTT-TV service will soon support up to 20 simultaneous streams in the home, and shift its premium, 500-hour cloud DVR storage tier to unlimited storage.
'It'll pick up at some point,' Alex Gellman, CEO of cell tower company Vertical Bridge, predicted. In the meantime, though, financial analysts are bracing for a 5G spending lull.
Spanning all flavors of Wi-Fi, new Wi-Fi Alliance certification program brings standardized approach to traffic prioritization, with focus on apps such as AR/VR, videoconferencing and online gaming.
The world's biggest vendors had enterprise on their mind as Mobile World Congress returned Tuesday after a year's hiatus.
One study's winner is another's laggard, possibly because researchers cannot agree on what constitutes an essential patent.
On this episode, Mike Dano gets into the significance of the FCC's $81 billion C-band spectrum auction and what the forthcoming results will mean for operators' 5G plans.
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.
Days after the prepaid satellite TV service halted new service activations, Orby TV's website is active again, promoting a cut rate on one-room installs.
Malaysia also plans to establish a 5G Cybersecurity Lab with the Chinese vendor.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom and Ericsson explore solar power at mobile sites; Swisscom goes with Teoco for 5G network planning; RootMetrics offers UK 5G snapshot.
Bharti Airtel has partnered with global chip-maker Qualcomm to roll out virtualized and open RAN-based 5G networks, after Airtel's successful live 5G test.
T-Mobile is hoping to encourage customers to sign up for new, more expensive Magenta MAX service by removing monthly usage limits.
Meanwhile, a potentially costly wrinkle emerges in Dish's retail mobile biz as T-Mobile warns it plans to shut down its 3G CDMA network on or around January 1, 2022.
'We should have more market share there,' Dish's chairman says, noting that Sling TV 'stumbled' on the quality of the user experience.
But the Singaporean operator's cost reduction program continues to make good progress.
Foxconn says the silicon drought will have 'limited impact' on it and customers like Apple, as freak Arctic weather shuts down Texas chip plants.
The mega spectrum auction takes place in March, with top three telcos Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea bidding on a total of 2310MHz spectrum.
After initially agreeing to postpone new data policies in its Northeast division until July 2021, the cable operator said it will now hold off implementing them until 2022.
One of the benefits of AI is that it can be used to look at coverage data in different ways, incorporating factors such as economics and population density into the maps.
Revenue from RAN equipment reached record-breaking heights in 2020, driven by stronger than expected 5G NR investments in North America and China toward the end of the year.
Swedish vendor claims to have the smallest and lightest massive MIMO radios in the world.
iPhone maker regains number one position for first time since Q4 2016, says latest report, although Samsung retains the top spot for the year.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: French village says 'non' to Starlink ground station; KPN buffs up green credentials; MVNO specialist returns to Three UK.
Verizon Business is expanding its SD-WAN services by providing customers with the options of co-managed Cisco SD-WAN by Viptela, managed SD-WAN by Viptela for the Cisco ISR1100 Series platform, and new managed service tiers for Cisco Meraki.
Cryptic message that Orby TV is 'not activating customer accounts' has left customers in the dark about the fate of a prepaid satellite TV service that got off the ground in early 2019.
JiNan Glasgow George said her crystal ball, powered by a mixture of experience, artificial intelligence and patent filings, indicates Cisco and Intel will pursue M&A opportunities in edge computing.
Some 42% of Q4 revenues came from Casa's wireless business, outpacing its legacy cable business and its budding telco wireline business.
Cloud business Twilio, with its SMS API platform, sees fourth-quarter revenue up 65% as it sells $1 billion of fresh shares.
MobiTV, a company that helps to underpin T-Mobile's TVision service as well as pay-TV streaming services for several US cable operators, is in need of more capital or a buyer to keep operations afloat.
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.
Authorities plan to build a state-owned mobile network that would be open to all operators.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Eir launches VoLTE; TalkTalk dangles Amazon Prime; UK Supreme Court rules that Uber drivers aren't self-employed.
In the latest setback for Meng Wanzhou, the UK's high court has rejected her application to peek into HSBC's files.
This week in our WiC roundup: There's a new billionaire in town; Clubhouse excludes minorities; the gaming industry makes ghosts of female developers; and more.
China-based equipment provider is said to have warned suppliers it will need 60% fewer components this year as US sanctions bite.
Telecom operators are outraged that Internet companies are not subject to the same tough obligations.
Roku ends 2020 with 51.2 million active accounts, maintaining a small edge over Amazon's Fire TV platform.
A more efficient modulation scheme, OFDMA, is expected to play a bigger role as cable operators start to embark on upgrades that dedicate more spectrum to the upstream.
New SAS providers are hoping to compete against CommScope, Google, Sony, Federated Wireless, Key Bridge and Amdocs to manage CBRS spectrum sharing.
A new report reveals that comprehensive network performance management across legacy and SD-WAN deployments will be key to driving successful managed services.
Improved latency is one of the 'great goals of the designers of 5G,' OpenSignal noted, and it's only available to operators that switch on the 'standalone' version of 5G.
Apple's 6G hires would 'research and design next generation (6G) wireless communication systems' and 'participate in industry/academic forums passionate about 6G.'
Despite concern about the impact of US sanctions, the Chinese equipment giant's networks business is still going strong.
Big investments in AI and cloud send Baidu's non-advertising revenues soaring 52%.
Light Reading's Jeff Baumgartner discusses new streaming services such as Paramount+, whether live sports can keep pay-TV alive, and what other features are keeping pay-TV subscribers from cutting the cord.
The streaming video service is preparing a yet-to-be priced add-on that will provide access to shows in 4K, allow subs to download shows, and provide unlimited streams at home.
This week: Judge JD Clark of Wise County, Texas and Councilmember Craig Rice of Montgomery County, Maryland – co-chairs of the National Association of Counties (NACo) Broadband Task Force – on local connectivity challenges, problems with FCC mapping and more.
Group returns to local currency growth in Q4 2020 and outlines ongoing efforts to improve its results, portfolio and capital structure in 2021.
News of a fully independent masts company fails to prevent share-price dip as markets react to steep profit downturn in Spain.
In response to a plan to charge the platform for news content, Facebook announced it would eliminate all news links from its Australian site.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Bouygues remains buoyant; CityFibre extends in Brighton; BT resells Illumio's micro-segmentation tech.
US trade body launches investigation following patent-infringement complaint made by the Swedish supplier against the South Korean behemoth.
US wireless industry representatives have long complained of networking technician shortages. But the head of the massive CWA union warned that lawmakers should be 'skeptical of these claims.'
Jessica Rosenworcel, the acting chairwoman of the FCC, says the agency will need to 'get creative about the policies we put in place' for spectrum management.
Evaluation ties into 'CommScope Next,' a broader initiative kicked off in January under new CEO Chuck Treadway.
The many variants of open RAN and the apparent shortcomings of the standardization process will frustrate efforts to challenge Ericsson, Huawei and Nokia.
The pandemic has accelerated progress in the broadband market and sharpened the focus on the critical role that connectivity plays in our everyday lives.
Elon Musk's SpaceX sees its valuation jump 60% in a funding round, with Starlink benefiting from the crash of Alphabet's Loon and Facebook's Aquila.
UCaaS specialist adds Vodafone Business to partner roster and targets Zoom market with Glip and RingCentral Video.
Taiwan's Chunghwa Telecom is boosting capex this year to NT$43.1 billion ($1.5 billion) as its 5G rollout reaches its peak.
Startup Lynk plans to light up commercial services by 2022 – that's one year earlier than its rival, SpaceMobile. Both companies promise to connect standard cellphones to satellites.
The recently declared quarterly results of the top three Indian service providers indicate that the industry seems to be on the road to recovery.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: TIM crosses the digital divide; Swisscom joins the Azure gang; Deutsche Telekom shields the machines.
Job listing indicates the streamer is exploring a plan to build its own slate of original TV shows and movies and building on its recent deal to acquire the rights to Quibi's content catalog.
Dish Network has inked deals with more tower companies and hired more execs to manage its 5G buildout. Meanwhile, Qualcomm has released silicon supporting some of Dish's spectrum.
San Diego Gas & Electric bought Anterix's 900MHz spectrum for around $2.31 per MHz-POP, a price that reflects the growing value around the private wireless sector.
Telcos are chasing the enterprise that doesn't really like them and ignoring the smaller businesses that do, say Omdia and BearingPoint//Beyond.
The 'sports-first' virtual MVPD has about 545,000 subscribers and is preparing to enter the online sports betting market in a big way.
Reportlinker.com projects 44.3% CAGR between 2020 and 2026, with DDoS the fastest-growing 5G protection solution through the forecast period.
Erik Brenneis, head of IoT for Vodafone Business , joins the podcast to discuss growth in the IoT market, and explains how Vodafone Business' customers are using IoT in their sustainability strategies.
The world semiconductor market will stay tight through the first half of 2021 as carmakers fight smartphone makers for supplies.
India's third-largest service provider plans to shut down its 3G network later this year in a bid to enhance revenue, while keeping the 2G network running.
Eye-watering debts, catch-up mergers and network projects that are way off target – welcome to Liberty Global.
Deal to acquire rest of Hargray comes roughly four months after Cable One grabbed a 15% stake. Also, Cable One recently snapped up a big piece of Mega Broadband Investments and invested in two wireless ISPs.
Australian broadband wholesaler NBN Co is reviewing prices – but won't make structural changes for at least two years, disappointing retail service providers.
Operator expects to lower costs through a new national roaming agreement with Telia.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Salt claims fixed-line Internet record; T-Systems offers cloud migration program; MTN teams up with Mastercard for mobile money.
The German operator has urged Europe to stand up to US tech, but its own business appears to have backed down.
Pandemic continues to take an unhealthy toll on revenue, while Iraqi dinar devaluation adds to net profit pain.