As usage spiked during the early parts of the pandemic, Comcast has accelerated the pace of capacity upgrades and sped up the use of an AI system called 'Octave' to boost the efficiency of its access networks.
Greater support from government authorities will be needed if the UK is to realize the full benefits of 5G, says a new report from the UK operator.
Comcast, Google, Amazon and T-Mobile are among the big names behind the Internet of Secure Things Alliance. But will driving a global standard of IoT security be enough to thwart the threat?
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson's aboard the 5G train; Lebara chooses Openet for charging; BT fast-tracks ethnic minority employees.
Sweden-based vendor says the three-year deal will focus on implementing virtualized and cloud-based mobile core network solutions to prepare the operator for new technologies.
Indian authorities will require some equipment to undergo mandatory tests starting in October in a move that could hold up network deployment.
Finnish vendor lands a significant 5G contract with an existing customer.
A former cloud insider returns, with an outside-in, peek-behind-the-curtain look at the telco industry's road to becoming more cloud native.
The campaign against the new mobile technology flared up in Ireland this week, and it's not just about the coronavirus.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom integrates e-SIM onto Qualcomm chipset; Telia takes control of rail signaling in Oslo; Bouygyes Telecom buys Credit Mutuel subsidiary.
This week in our WiC roundup: How companies can get past performative activism; steps to support women at work; Melinda Gates does it again; and more.
Emerging open RAN player reveals collaboration with German operator to validate what it describes as 'web-scale technologies' for the 5G standalone core.
The Indian operator has attracted billions of dollars from a range of investments. Debt reduction might not be the only option.
The company also touts a repeater technology trial with Pivotal Commware designed to enhance and boost Verizon's millimeter wave 5G signals.
VMware is integrating its SD-WAN service and Workspace ONE to provide the zero-trust service, and will deploy the service in over 100 locations.
Some 21% of pay-TV subs and 11% of broadband-only customers have removed a subscription VoD service within the last six months. Meanwhile, adoption of ad-based streaming services remains strong.
Cable operator will permanently increase most residential data plans by up to 300 gigabytes starting July 1 and extend other pandemic-related relief measures through the end of 2020.
Provisional 5G license winners given all-clear after doing necessary paperwork. (Oh, and Huawei is given a wide berth.)
The go-ahead by authorities in Cambridgeshire will anger US officials and put further pressure on the government as it considers Huawei's future role in the UK.
Last year, there were hardly any NB-IoT connections outside China. Just what happened to the technology that was hailed as such a revolutionary thing?
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telecom Italia sells Inwit stakes; Colt goes multicloud; Becks plows dough into esports.
The companies said in a statement that they will develop and sell 'ICT products utilizing innovative optical and wireless technologies.'
Ford becomes first carmaker to deploy a private mobile network based on 5G in the UK, with the aim of supporting the future production of electric vehicles.
Nokia's new Digital Operations Center supports network slicing for 5G, among other offerings, but also provides a focus on network security.
The key supplier of gateways and set-tops plans to obtain €420 million in new financing under the restructuring plan as the company continues to grapple with the financial impact of the pandemic.
Light Reading is delighted to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights Awards program, which is now in its 16th year.
Adding a curated, linear-style streaming component to its video platform will help Amazon promote its broader on-demand fare, according to analysts and industry experts.
Microsoft's CEO sees a future of 'remote everything.' As a result, there's a growing consensus among lawmakers that Internet access is no longer a 'nice to have' but a 'need to have.'
Pledge to create 1,000 full-time new jobs in the sunshine state goes out the window.
Pekka Lundmark will join Nokia as CEO in August, returning to a company he previously worked for 20 years ago. The task ahead of him looks immense.
Chinese telcos are slashing prices in a short-term, unsustainable effort to drive up 5G subscribers.
Verizon is reducing the cost of its unlimited prepaid option, a move that coincides with a wider emphasis by the company on prepaid amid the beginnings of a recession in the US.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica boss spies the sunlit M&A uplands; Telia turns to Motorola for push-to-talk; Elisa goes streaming with NENT Group.
On this episode of 'What's the Story?' – a new series from the Light Reading Podcast – Jeff Baumgartner talks with pod host Nicole Ferraro about HBO Max: the latest news, why it matters and what's likely to happen next.
Parental advisory: Includes tub-thumping and eye-rolling.
Report says Dell is looking at options including a spinoff of its $50 billion stake in the enterprise software specialist.
More than six months after launching, the ZenKey 'single sign-on' app from AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon shows just a handful of downloads and no named supporting companies.
Verizon is widely anticipated to spend heavily in the upcoming CBRS spectrum auction. But factors including spectrum sharing and power output levels could temper its bidding enthusiasm.
Agreement covers entry on Android, Chromecast and Android TV devices ahead of Peacock's national debut on July 15.
Edge Gravity, Ericsson's internal startup focused on the development of a global edge computing cloud, is said to have suffered from an 'innovator's dilemma' that hinders large companies from changing their ways.
The needle is moving firmly toward an automated optical future, writes Heavy Reading's Sterling Perrin.
Telco staff are reeling as operators announce pandemic-era layoffs after years of cutbacks by many of the world's biggest companies.
While the COVID-19 pandemic slowed SD-WAN market momentum in the first half of 2020, Futuriom forecasts a pickup in the second half of 2020 and into 2021 as more enterprise employees work from home and require secure, remote access services.
US think tank accuses China of artificially beefing up its telecom equipment suppliers and holding back 5G innovation.
The US High Court shoots down Comcast petition centering on an earlier Federal Circuit court decision involving two TiVo patents that describe remote DVR recording functionality.
Local government and industry experts in China push back against a 5G private network monopoly.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Irish coronavirus app poised for deployment; Sky Germany looks ahead; InCoax lands US MoCa deal.
Former Sprint parent company to give Deutsche Telekom the option to buy a further 101 million shares in T-Mobile US by June 2024.
Finnish kit vendor says a full set of O-RAN-compliant products will be ready in 2021, putting pressure on Ericsson and other traditional rivals.
CSPs must start planning for what comes next and the role they can play in helping societies and economies recover in the pandemic's aftermath.