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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.

Qualcomm targets macro cell towers with new chipsets
News Analysis | 10/20/2020

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.

Netflix growth slows in Q3 as global paid subs pass 195 million
News Analysis | 10/20/2020

But the subscription streaming giant expects to add 6 million subscribers in Q4 and finish 2020 by eclipsing 201 million subs worldwide.

AT&T, T-Mobile take different views on 6G
News Analysis | 10/20/2020

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 carves away at enterprise WAN complexity with new routers
News Analysis | 10/20/2020

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.

Top OTT platforms bottlenecking the streaming market – AT&T CEO
The Bauminator | 10/20/2020

John Stankey wonders if streaming platforms wield too much power as HBO Max struggles to gain entry onto Roku and Amazon Fire TV devices.

Verizon and Nokia snuggle up in private 5G
News Analysis | 10/20/2020

US operator and Finnish vendor will make joint pitches to Asian and European firms developing their own local networks.

Private networks to play growing role in IoT – report
News Analysis | 10/20/2020

Transforma Insights forecasts that over 150 million cellular devices will be connected to on-premises private networks by the end of 2030.

Tom Ryan helms ViacomCBS's new global streaming group
News Analysis | 10/20/2020

Ryan, the head of Pluto TV, takes the reins of new group as ViacomCBS reorganizes its streaming activities ahead of the early 2021 launch of Paramount+, the successor to CBS All Access.

Intel agrees to $9B sale of NAND biz to SK Hynix
News Analysis | 10/20/2020

US chip giant will use transaction proceeds to invest in AI, 5G and edge networks.

No Huawei for bidders in Sweden's 5G auctions
News Analysis | 10/20/2020

Sweden has taken a firm line against Huawei and ZTE in its 5G spectrum auctions starting in November.

US-China telecom war is here to stay
News Analysis | 10/20/2020

Today's hardline approach has been a long time coming.

Eurobites: Tele2 cutbacks fatten profit margins
News Analysis | 10/20/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: ITV sets up streaming unit; VEON invests in ShopUp; Arm takes wraps of latest design.

Making working from home really work
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 10/19/2020

Now that COVID-19 has prompted a broad, probably long-term shift to more remote working, it's time to upgrade residential broadband networks with business-class management platforms.

Verizon, AT&T, Charter, Cox, Dish among C-band bidders
News Analysis | 10/19/2020

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 next version of 5G expected to be delayed to 2022
News Analysis | 10/19/2020

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.

India's Jio all set to launch $70 5G smartphone soon
News Analysis | 10/19/2020

India's only pure-play 4G service provider, Reliance Jio is planning to introduce a 5G smartphone below INR5,000 ($68) within a year, according to media reports.

Verizon to buy Bluegrass Cellular in ongoing rural push
News Analysis | 10/19/2020

Verizon will acquire 17 Bluegrass Cellular retail stores, the operator's network assets – including cell towers, cell site equipment, switch equipment and spectrum – and 210,000 customers.

Juniper splashes $450M on AI hotshot 128 Technology
News Analysis | 10/19/2020

Latest deal comes after moves for Mist Systems and Netrounds and is aimed largely at strengthening Juniper's presence in the SD-WAN market.

Nokia Bell Labs, Intuitive Machines to launch 4G on the moon
News Analysis | 10/19/2020

NASA has given Nokia Bell Labs and Houston-based Intuitive Machines $14.1B to prepare to set up a 4G network on the moon.

Comcast, Aruba connect on enterprise-focused VPN service
News Analysis | 10/19/2020

Comcast intros new offering in response to a pandemic that has forced big businesses to ensure their expanding group of teleworkers can securely connect to corporate networks.

Podcast: Telefonica targets fiber expansion
LRTV Interviews | 10/19/2020

Light Reading's Iain Morris and Kelsey Ziser discuss highlights from last week's BBWF event, including Telefonica's approach to fiber buildouts.

Deutsche Telekom bets on giant flying antenna
News Analysis | 10/19/2020

The German operator has put its considerable muscle behind what could be Europe's answer to Facebook's Aquila and Google's Loon projects.

EU countries call for plan to combat 5G 'fake news' – report
News Analysis | 10/19/2020

Europe's biggest economies are not among the signatories to a letter urging EU bigwigs to tackle 5G 'disinformation' on health risks.

Hutchison HK jump-starts market with 5G price cuts
News Analysis | 10/19/2020

The operator is taking advantage of the iPhone 12 launch to undercut its big rivals.

Eurobites: Telefónica targets 2M German homes with new fiber network – report
News Analysis | 10/19/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Covage reaches 1 million homes with fiber in France; Vodafone tries open RAN in the Netherlands; Nokia lauded for managed services ability.

COVID-19 fails to put brakes on 5G rollout – report
News Analysis | 10/19/2020

A new report from Juniper Research sees 5G accounting for 44% of operator revenue by 2025.

Altice USA's sweetened bid for Cogeco is swiftly rejected
News Analysis | 10/18/2020

Gestion Audem, the family-owned company with majority voting rights in the Canada-based operator, said it has unanimously rejected Altice USA's revised, unsolicited bid for Cogeco.

Operators edge toward revenues from low-latency services
DanoVision | 10/16/2020

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.

ECTA fights Huawei's corner
News Analysis | 10/16/2020

European trade association 'denounces' bans on Chinese suppliers based on geopolitical reasons.

US wireless snapshot: Subscribers, market share and Q3 estimates
News Analysis | 10/16/2020

How are AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile faring in terms of market share? And what should the market expect from them in the third quarter? Some analysts break it down.

Podcast: Boingo's Mike Zeto on private networks and enterprise opportunities
LRTV Interviews | 10/16/2020

The Light Reading podcast welcomes Mike Zeto, SVP of Boingo's global strategy and emerging businesses, to discuss private networks as an opportunity for both service providers and enterprises.

TiVo scores broadband bundling deals for new Android TV streamer
News Analysis | 10/16/2020

Adding a streaming option for broadband-only customers, RCN, Grande and Wave are offering the TiVo Stream 4K to customers who take speeds of at least 100 Mbit/s paired with a price cut on Sling TV.

In tit for tat, China to pass law restricting tech exports
News Analysis | 10/16/2020

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.

Eurobites: EU member states map out their cloud future
News Analysis | 10/16/2020

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.

WiCipedia: Coming back stronger post-COVID
WiCipedia | 10/16/2020

This week in our WiC roundup: Ada Lovelace Day reminds us of the power of coming back stronger than before; tone-deaf ads can't stop won't stop; all the ways to learn how to code from home; and more.

SK Telecom to spin off mobility biz and form JV with Uber
News Analysis | 10/16/2020

Uber to invest a total of $150m in the new joint venture, which will incorporate SKT's existing mobility business.

Boris broadband plan is way off pace, says UK spending watchdog
News Analysis | 10/16/2020

Build rates need to increase four-fold to meet a 2025 gigabit target and there is still no detailed plan for covering hard-to-reach areas.

T-Mobile's 5G lead begins to widen
DanoVision | 10/15/2020

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.

How AI could cut bandwidth in video conferences by 90%
News Analysis | 10/15/2020

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.

Upgrade to 1.8GHz presents power challenge for cable ops
News Analysis | 10/15/2020

The idea of using small, distributed booster amplifiers to overcome the power issues presented by 1.8GHz upgrades is gaining traction, but remains a topic that's ripe for debate.

South Korea pushes back against US pressure on Huawei – report
News Analysis | 10/15/2020

Thumbing its nose at Washington's 'Clean Network' campaign, Seoul says it's up to private companies which suppliers they choose.

France and Netherlands take aim at US tech giants
News Analysis | 10/15/2020

State secretaries Cédric O and Mona Keijzer join forces to propose ways of reducing the power of 'gatekeeper' platforms.

Zoom rolls out end-to-end encryption and 'Zapps'
News Analysis | 10/15/2020

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.

Podcast: What's the story with SD-WAN security?
LRTV Interviews | 10/15/2020

This week: Light Reading's Kelsey Ziser on SD-WAN security updates in the age of remote work.

'Fake, dumb, and poor' – Huawei exec unloads on China 5G
News Analysis | 10/15/2020

Ryan Ding, head of Huawei's carrier business, has criticised China's 5G, saying the world's biggest rollout lags behind others – in particular South Korea.

Telcos cannot scratch the open source itch
Morris Lore | 10/15/2020

Open source has yet to have a noticeable impact on telecom, and it is increasingly mixed up with anything that claims to be open.

Eurobites: Also-RAN Ericsson bags KPN's core
News Analysis | 10/15/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange cozies up to OPPO, provides connectivity for seniors' devices; Nokia draws on analytics for COVID-19 temperature testing; come friendly fiber, fall on Slough.

Is 5G auction delay an advantage for Indian telcos?
News Analysis | 10/15/2020

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.

Disney, Apple streaming services face promo pressure
News Analysis | 10/14/2020

Overall streaming penetration has flattened out, but relatively new services such as Disney+ and Apple TV+ could see momentum slow as year-long, free promotions near the finish line.

AT&T's 'free iPhone 12' promotion smacks of desperation
DanoVision | 10/14/2020

AT&T's promotions around the new iPhone are far more aggressive than those from Verizon and T-Mobile. Indeed, one analyst warned that it's the most aggressive promotion ever.

Vodafone Idea hires IBM for big data push
News Analysis | 10/14/2020

Indian operator hopes partnership will slash costs and open up new revenue opportunities.

Malik out as VEON CTO
News Analysis | 10/14/2020

Yogesh Malik joins a growing list of senior executives who have left the emerging-markets operator since 2018.

Huawei, China Mobile pitch network smarts together
News Analysis | 10/14/2020

Huawei unveils AI-powered connectivity to untangle network complexity for carriers and enterprise.

Operators call for more vendor support in open source projects
News Analysis | 10/14/2020

Broadband World Forum panelists say it's important to get the types of network efficiencies that hyperscale companies like Google, Facebook and Amazon have.

COVID-19 sparks fixed wireless rollouts
News Analysis | 10/14/2020

Fixed wireless providers in locations ranging from LA to Arkansas are rolling out new services in order to connect students and others to the Internet amid a pandemic.

Call for Comcast to halt or tweak Wi-Fi claim in limbo
News Analysis | 10/14/2020

The National Advertising Division retracts original decision stemming from a challenge by AT&T. Comcast was set to appeal decision focused on claim that it provides the 'best in-home Wi-Fi experience.'

Huawei to sell its budget Honor unit, focus on flagships – report
News Analysis | 10/14/2020

Battling US sanctions, Huawei is selling its low-budget Honor unit in a $3 billion deal, giving up on being the world's biggest smartphone maker.

Orange takes Iraq to arbitration over its Korek stake
News Analysis | 10/14/2020

Orange launches international arbitration proceedings against Iraq after a regulator seized its $400 million stake in Kurdish mobile operator Korek Telecom.

Cable's evolutionary path leads to mobile, convergence
News Analysis | 10/14/2020

'Today's cable operators are becoming tomorrow's mobile operators,' Cisco's John Chapman says.

Loss-making Nokia turns to Google Cloud in latest savings move
News Analysis | 10/14/2020

Finnish equipment giant will run its IT systems from the public cloud as it looks for ways back to profitability.

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