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During the pandemic, Alphabet spells advertising success
News Analysis | 10/30/2020

Companies shifting their advertising online boosted YouTube's ad revenue by 32%, and Alphabet's overall revenue by 14%.

AWS star performer (again) in Amazon's bumper Q3
News Analysis | 10/30/2020

Cloud, e-commerce and video-streaming behemoth beats analyst estimates; AWS still on soaring upward trajectory.

Dell prioritizes 5G future
News Analysis | 10/30/2020

The transition of carrier networks to standard hardware is opening doors for Dell, but the company is making it clear from the outset that it will be much more than a hardware vendor.

Toyota increases KDDI stake in $500M connected car alliance
News Analysis | 10/30/2020

Toyota is to invest another 52.2 billion yen (US$500 million) in KDDI as part of a deal to collaborate on connected car technologies.

Eurobites: Proximus turns a corner in Q3, ups full-year guidance
News Analysis | 10/30/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: MTN adds 12 million subscribers in Q3; signs of recovery at Millicom; no pause-button for Spotify.

Apple shows it is a COVID-19 winner despite iPhone dip
News Analysis | 10/30/2020

The services and Mac divisions are flying high in the pandemic, and the iPhone looks set for a 5G rebound.

WiCipedia: Breaking through barriers and smashing inequality
WiCipedia | 10/30/2020

This week in our WiC roundup: Female founders raise initial capital faster; wage gap politics; new campaign urges women to dismiss boundaries; and more.

60% of Altice USA's new FTTP subs go for a Gig
News Analysis | 10/30/2020

Across its HFC and FTTP networks, 29% of broadband gross additions are taking Altice USA's 1-Gig product.

AT&T IoT exec Chris Penrose legs it to FogHorn
News Analysis | 10/29/2020

Chris Penrose has represented AT&T's IoT business for years at various industry trade shows and events. He's being replaced by Sarita Rao, a longtime AT&T executive.

Satellite providers jostle for 5G Fund money
News Analysis | 10/29/2020

The FCC's 5G Fund requires the delivery of services to an 'off-the-shelf' smartphone. That has piqued the interest of two satellite startups: SpaceMobile and Lynk.

Podcast: Pandemic's pull on network traffic patterns
LRTV Interviews | 10/29/2020

Telia Carrier's Mattias Fridstrom discusses how the company's approach to fiber expansion varies in different regions, and how network traffic patterns are changing due to COVID-19.

Loss-making Telefónica bucks COVID-19 to lift revenues in Q3
News Analysis | 10/29/2020

Despite making a loss, Spanish telco giant saw net income grow by 5%, with 1.2% uplift in revenues, announces a FTTH alliance with Allianz.

US military goes all-in on spectrum sharing
News Analysis | 10/29/2020

The US Department of Defense issued a new spectrum strategy that contemplates sharing its spectrum with 5G operators instead of providing it for commercial auctions.

BT's fiscal H1 promises better times ahead (maybe)
News Analysis | 10/29/2020

UK incumbent raises annual earnings guidance on the back of improved operational performance, but profits not expected to hit pre-coronavirus levels until FY 2022-23.

Comcast sees record broadband growth in Q3 as video falls again
News Analysis | 10/29/2020

Comcast highlights a three-pronged strategy focused on broadband, content aggregation and streaming, along with development of a unified 'global tech stack.'

VEON recovers slightly from terrible Q2, sells Armenia biz
News Analysis | 10/29/2020

Emerging-markets operator regains some confidence in the third quarter, and unveils plan to flog Armenian operations for $51 million.

Fiber, mobile money, pull Orange back to black in Q3, just
News Analysis | 10/29/2020

Less roaming pinched Orange's profits, but fiber, Orange Money, and Africa and the Middle East pushed Stéphane Richard's telco back to revenue growth.

NTT DoCoMo prepares mobile price cuts to follow SoftBank, KDDI
News Analysis | 10/29/2020

But few customers are likely to feel the benefit of forthcoming reductions, according to analysts.

BT cuts 3,600 jobs as virus pain worsens
News Analysis | 10/29/2020

The UK service provider is now slashing jobs as it tries to reduce annual costs by £2 billion in the next few years.

Eurobites: STC moves into second phase of 5G rollout
News Analysis | 10/29/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: a Q3 results frenzy, wherein operators battle against the headwinds of the coronavirus pandemic, and other stuff.

AT&T, IBM team for edge computing and 5G
News Analysis | 10/29/2020

IBM's Cloud Satellite customers now have the option to use AT&T's 5G network for their communications, as well as AT&T's new Multi-Access Edge Computing (MEC) offerings.

Nokia CEO lays out 5G turnaround plan as shares tank
News Analysis | 10/29/2020

Pekka Lundmark makes a clean break with the Suri regime and promises to do 'whatever it takes' to lead in 5G.

Discussion with Saankhya Labs on development of truly virtualized open RAN
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase | 10/29/2020

Parag Naik, CEO, Saankhya Labs spoke with Phil Harvey, Editor of Light Reading on the development of truly virtualized open RAN solutions and the evolution of network beyond 5G.

5G skirmishes at 12GHz may escalate into all-out spectrum war
News Analysis | 10/28/2020

AT&T and SpaceX are among the companies that oppose 5G operations in the 12GHz band. But companies backed by the likes of Charlie Ergen and Michael Dell are disputing that notion.

Cogeco set to let Altice USA's deal deadline die
News Analysis | 10/28/2020

Having already rejected Altice USA's sweetened offer, 'there is nothing to add on this matter' as a November 18 deadline approaches, Cogeco's CEO says.

New TVision brings 'more of the same' to pay-TV, Philo CEO says
News Analysis | 10/28/2020

Andrew McCollum also wonders if TVision's aggressive pricing and packaging model can be sustained as it eventually expands beyond an initial focus on T-Mobile's postpaid mobile base.

ZTE ends Q3 with 55 5G commercial contracts
News Analysis | 10/28/2020

Chinese supplier boasts solid top-line performance, but operating costs rocket, thanks to wounds incurred in the battle with the US.

Juniper takes a hit on cloud, slides ahead with service providers
News Analysis | 10/28/2020

Juniper's struggling service provider business turned a corner, growing 5% year-over-year. However, Juniper's cloud business, which experienced consistent growth in 2019 into early 2020, dipped 7% year-over-year.

BT inks deal to ditch Huawei, use Ericsson RAN
News Analysis | 10/28/2020

Ditching Huawei, BT will use Ericsson's RAN equipment alongside Nokia's in its 5G rollout.

No news is good news: CBRS players report no interference
News Analysis | 10/28/2020

New spectrum-sharing technology in the 3.5GHz CBRS spectrum band doesn't appear to have caused any interference.

Facebook seeks more telecom co-investments
News Analysis | 10/28/2020

Moving away from the single lane, Facebook sees co-investment and partnership as a solution to the digital divide.

FCC confirms plan to divvy up 5.9GHz band
News Analysis | 10/28/2020

Regulator presses ahead with controversial plan to allocate 45MHz for unlicensed uses such as Wi-Fi as it tackles rural coverage.

Eurobites: Deutsche Telekom looks to offload navigation patents
News Analysis | 10/28/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: KPN holds steady course in face of pandemic; Iliad gets EU green light on Play acquisition; Vodacom turns to Nokia for 5G toolkit.

What's next for Kyrio?
CxO Spotlight | 10/28/2020

Ike Elliott, the new CEO of Kyrio, says the CableLabs subsidiary is taking a network-agnostic approach to device testing and expanding into software services that benefit cable operators and their suppliers.

Managed Wi-Fi: Why it's never been more important
Column | 10/28/2020

With many more people working from home because of COVID-19 and Wi-Fi 6 rolling out, service providers need a good managed Wi-Fi solution to keep customers satisfied.

Microsoft's lockdown cloud revenues soar
News Analysis | 10/28/2020

Microsoft sees its cloud services revenue rise 31% year-on-year, to $15.2 billion, as Verizon chooses Azure for private business 5G.

Consumer Cellular sold to private equity firm for around $2.3B
News Analysis | 10/27/2020

Chicago private equity company GTCR has agreed to purchase Consumer Cellular, one of the nation's largest MVNOs with around 4 million customers.

IBM amplifies sales pitch for operators' cloud biz
News Analysis | 10/27/2020

A top IBM executive used a major fall virtual trade show to make his pitch for the cloud business of major telecom operators. Whether IBM will find traction remains to be seen.

Podcast: What's the story with DoD & 5G?
LRTV Interviews | 10/27/2020

This week: Light Reading's Mike Dano on a puzzling RFI from DoD, the possibility of nationalized 5G, and where the telco Rivada comes in.

Trump's economic adviser reiterates 'free market approach' to 5G
News Analysis | 10/27/2020

'The Trump administration is going to keep its free market approach,' according to Larry Kudlow, an adviser to the president. At issue is a 5G network operated by the US military.

Singtel and Grab closer to starting a digital bank
News Analysis | 10/27/2020

Singapore's mobile operator Singtel and ridesharing app Grab look to combine their users and set up a digital bank, if they can snag a license.

Ofcom imposes locked phones ban in the UK
News Analysis | 10/27/2020

Latest move forms part of a package of measures to make life a bit fairer and easier for telecom customers in the UK.

AMD muscles up with Xilinx in fight against Intel
News Analysis | 10/27/2020

Fast-growing semiconductor firm ups the data center ante with biggest-ever acquisition, a $35 billion all-stock deal, expected to close by end of 2021.

Telcos, ISPs, tech fight for India E and V band spectrum
News Analysis | 10/27/2020

India's service providers want an auction – tech giants like Google, Facebook and ISPs want 5G E-band (71-76 GHz) and V-band (57-64 GHz) spectrum delicensed.

T-Mobile tries to disrupt pay-TV – starting at $10/month
News Analysis | 10/27/2020

The new TVision service – arriving almost three years after the acquisition of Layer3 TV – features a mix of slimmed-down channel packages for multiple devices, including T-Mobile's own Android TV-powered 'Hub.'

Starlink's beta arrives at $99/month for speeds up to 150 Mbit/s – report
News Analysis | 10/27/2020

Starlink, the satellite Internet provider from Elon Musk's SpaceX, isn't confirming any details, but emails touting its 'Better Than Nothing Beta program' offer some insights.

Harmonic's 'CableOS' rollout spans 2.1M modems, 38 operators
News Analysis | 10/27/2020

Supplier also sees video revenues perk back up in Q3 as projects resume and company sizes up opportunities to participate in C-band reclamation initiatives.

Eurobites: More regulation? No way, says Telefónica's José
News Analysis | 10/27/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia clinches fixed access deal with POST Luxembourg; Sparkle and Mobileum team up on roaming security; Tele2 Russia calls on Anam for SMS smarts.

Japan government launches crusade to cut mobile charges
News Analysis | 10/27/2020

The Japanese government has begun a push to drive down mobile prices, estimated to cost up to three times more than other leading markets.

Ericsson bows to customer demand for cloud RAN
News Analysis | 10/27/2020

The Swedish vendor takes a big disaggregation step and dangles the prospect of an open RAN product set in future.

T-Mobile overshadows Verizon, AT&T in LTE fixed wireless coverage
News Analysis | 10/26/2020

T-Mobile touts 20 million households covered, while AT&T said it will cover 1.1 million locations this year. And a new report on Verizon found the operator covers just 2 million homes.

Verizon, AT&T pounce on private networking opportunity
News Analysis | 10/26/2020

Operator deals with enterprises will likely resemble managed services contracts.

Foxconn a-shovin' against Luxshare in Apple supply chain – report
News Analysis | 10/26/2020

Taiwanese firm on maneuvers to try and protect iPhone business from China's 'little Foxconn.'

Cable One stays hot in Q3
News Analysis | 10/26/2020

High-speed Internet subscriber adds blow-out expectations in the third quarter. Cable One is also poised to make more M&A moves as it tees up a $500 million offering.

India's Airtel launches cloud comms platform Airtel IQ
News Analysis | 10/26/2020

Bharti Airtel hopes its cloud-based omnichannel communications platform IQ, aimed at enterprise and SMEs, will grab India's lucrative cloud comms market.

Tech asks EU for hate-speech moderation protection
News Analysis | 10/26/2020

As the EU rewrites its digital policy, tech companies ask for legal protections to moderate hate speech and illegal content more aggressively.

An investor's view of 5G and edge computing
CxO Spotlight | 10/26/2020

Omar Jaffrey is focusing Melody Investment Advisors squarely at the digital communications infrastructure market. Here's what he has to say about trends like 5G and edge computing.

Eurobites: Nokia gets the nod for Finnish JV's 5G network
News Analysis | 10/26/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom and Orange join forces on smart-glasses tech; Telefónica connects Europcar; Bulgaria is clean, says the US.

Top China telecom official defends 5G rollout
News Analysis | 10/26/2020

Just give it time, says the man from the ministry.

Italy vetoes Fastweb’s Huawei 5G deal – report
News Analysis | 10/26/2020

Report suggests the government is caving into US pressure to prevent operators from deploying 5G kit from Chinese vendors.

Investors validate Celona's private wireless ambitions with $30M in funding
News Analysis | 10/26/2020

Startup believes CBRS is set to make private wireless much more accessible to enterprise customers.

Heavy Reading's Gabriel Brown: 5G evolution, private networks and the iPhone 12
LRTV Interviews | 10/23/2020

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 opens up about edge computing revenues, business models
News Analysis | 10/23/2020

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.

Why Apple put 5G skin in the game
Column | 10/23/2020

Why would Apple, a company famously focused on the user experience, make such a big deal about what's going on in the cellular network?

Lockheed Martin CEO envisions 5G remote-controlling US military
News Analysis | 10/23/2020

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.

Intel's data-centric biz takes a Q3 hammering
News Analysis | 10/23/2020

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.

FreedomFi wants private wireless to be as easy as launching a website
News Analysis | 10/23/2020

Enterprises with coding capabilities are starting to create open source LTE networks with help from a startup called FreedomFi.

Facebook in the crosshairs of possible FTC lawsuit
News Analysis | 10/23/2020

Days after Google found itself in court, the FTC is deciding whether to pursue antitrust claims against Facebook over buying WhatsApp and Instagram.

Podcast: Juniper CTO on creating an AI-driven enterprise
CxO Spotlight | 10/23/2020

Juniper CTO Raj Yavatkar joins the Light Reading podcast to discuss Juniper's strategy to help build AI-driven enterprises.

Huawei growth slows as US sanctions bite
News Analysis | 10/23/2020

US sanctions are starting to slow Huawei down, with the Chinese vendor reporting a slide in growth and profit margin.

AT&T ratchets up pace of cuts as 9K jobs vanish
News Analysis | 10/23/2020

The US operator slashed thousands of positions in its last fiscal quarter, its results show, and it is still wielding the axe.

WiCipedia: Exclusive networking club affected by racism and pandemic cocktail
WiCipedia | 10/23/2020

This week in our WiC roundup: The Wing's co-founder issues a too-little-too-late apology to workers; incarcerated women struggle with tech access; the Israeli Army has questionable definitions of 'women in tech'; and more.

UK stakes further claim in small-satellite launch business
News Analysis | 10/23/2020

Government approves plans for Lockheed Martin to develop UK satellite launch operations from Shetland Space Centre.

Iliad forms cunning plan to sell Polish towers to Cellnex
News Analysis | 10/23/2020

Europe's enfant terrible sets up a deal to sell off Play's mobile towers even before completing the purchase of the Polish operator.

Eurobites: Portugal's Vodafone and NOS seal network-sharing pact
News Analysis | 10/23/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Shell wants Post Office's broadband biz; Nokia sells G.fast in Germany; new 5G apps, courtesy of Orange; Telecom Italia picks vendors.

Lumen sheds light on growing DDoS threats
News Analysis | 10/22/2020

The service provider has seen a 1,200% increase in distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks since around the May timeframe.

Technicolor tunes into Google TV's broadcast stack
News Analysis | 10/22/2020

Device maker says the new extension to Android TV will help speed up and simplify the integration of pay-TV services from cable, telco and satellite providers with OTT-delivered services and apps.

Verizon covers 0.5% of Americans with mmWave 5G – analysts
News Analysis | 10/22/2020

Verizon officials have refused to discuss the number of people covered by the operators mmWave network. A new report fills this gap with a rough calculation: 1.8 million.

Tesla's 5G stop sign: Self-driving needs 'no connectivity whatsoever'
DanoVision | 10/22/2020

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.

Rogers recovers financial footing in Q3
News Analysis | 10/22/2020

Big Toronto-based cable and wireless provider saw revenues, net income and sub counts rebound in the summer quarter as the Canadian economy reopened after the mass COVID-19 lockdowns of the spring.

Open RAN and the Everest of inflated expectations
Morris Lore | 10/22/2020

Some jaw-dropping forecasts have been made about open RAN's sales trajectory. Is the industry getting carried away?

AT&T sheds 627K pay-TV subs as HBO Max activations double in Q3
News Analysis | 10/22/2020

Led by solid fiber service growth, AT&T added 158,000 total broadband customers in the quarter.

Avanti and ST iDirect link satellite and land 5G
News Analysis | 10/22/2020

Avanti Communications and ST Engineering iDirect successfully link satellite with land 5G, which they call an SaT5G milestone.

After Jio, Airtel wants to develop its own gear
News Analysis | 10/22/2020

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.

Viavi loses CFO to Rackspace, upgrades fiscal Q1 guidance
News Analysis | 10/22/2020

Test and measurement specialist appoints Pam Avent as its interim CFO following resignation of Amar Maletira.

Eurobites: Huawei-less O2 closes 5G gap on BT
News Analysis | 10/22/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional round-up: Three finishes VoLTE rollout; Telefónica turns cybersecurity investor; earnings joy for ADVA; Nokia does more private wireless.

Transforming the RAN: Engaging the benefits of the cloud
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase | 10/22/2020

hat does cloudification of the RAN mean? What are the benefits of virtualizing and opening the RAN? What is the difference between the telco cloud and a public cloud and what does that mean for the RAN? Mr. Katti and Mr. Harvey dive into these software-centric RAN topics, and more

T-Mobile touts rural bona fides
News Analysis | 10/21/2020

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.

Verizon's Q3 shows 'phenomenal job with a difficult hand'
News Analysis | 10/21/2020

Verizon raised its earnings per share guidance and its fourth quarter wireless service revenue expectations, which some analysts cheered amid an ongoing pandemic.

The full list: Here are the actual bidders in the C-band auction
News Analysis | 10/21/2020

There are a total of 74 entities that have registered their interest to bid in the FCC's upcoming C-band auction. Here's the list.

Quibi calls it quits
News Analysis | 10/21/2020

Update: Quibi founder Jeffrey Katzenberg and CEO Meg Whitman announced Wednesday that the premium, short-form streaming service is shutting down and looking to sell its content and technologies.

Ericsson still beating 'non-Chinese rivals,' says CEO
Morris Lore | 10/21/2020

The Swedish vendor says its 5G R&D investments have made it a more cost-competitive player than its rivals.

US Justice Dept: Google paid handset makers for search dominance
News Analysis | 10/21/2020

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.

Pent-up demand drives Fios Internet sub growth to five-year high
News Analysis | 10/21/2020

Fueled by a return to field installations, Fios Internet sub adds of 144,000 in Q3 smashed expectations even as Verizon continued to shed Fios video subs. Meanwhile, the telco remains pumped about 5G Home.

China Mobile 5G subs top 114M in Q3
News Analysis | 10/21/2020

China's largest mobile operator adds 44 million '5G package customers' during Q3, but not enough to prevent ARPU slippage.

Eurobites: China threatens Sweden after Huawei ban – report
News Analysis | 10/21/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telenor wields axe; Sky comes to UK high street's rescue; NGMN gets excitable about 6G.

Telia picks Nokia for standalone 5G core in six markets
News Analysis | 10/21/2020

Nokia to deploy standalone 5G core in Ericsson's backyard, while the Swedish vendor wins RAN deals in Sweden and Estonia.

5G users in US consume 1.9x more data than 4G users – report
News Analysis | 10/21/2020

A new report from Opensignal shows that 5G users in the US consumed an average of 16.5GB in September, far more than 4G users.

Ericsson rides high on China 5G boom
News Analysis | 10/21/2020

Performance and profitability metrics seem to vindicate a decision to compete aggressively for Chinese 5G business.

Carrier networks must integrate and automate to chase innovation
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 10/20/2020

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.

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