The coronavirus outbreak continues to wreck tech conferences as another big company pulls its participation from another major industry show.
Cable op is 'examining all options,' including financial and network partners, as UK-based Virgin Media looks to extend its network to an additional 7 million to 10 million more homes.
Multiple media reports have said that the Defense Department has dropped its opposition to stricter export rules that would make it tougher to sell to Huawei.
Thanks to new LTE technologies, small cells and other efforts, Verizon says it has managed to increase the amount of excess capacity on its network.
Sprint is now including 5G access across all three of its unlimited plans. The offering had previously been restricted to Sprint's most expensive unlimited plan.
Australia's top court has overruled its regulator and cleared the way for a merger between the mobile and cable operators.
The startup aims to resolve a growing app fragmentation problem and said it can assist service providers that are backing away from pay-TV.
This week in our WiC roundup: The best cities for women in tech in 2020 are revealed; women share their salaries to compare where they stand; a new 'unconscious bias educational tour experience' educates on the move; and more.
A new survey indicates a willingness among Americans to pay more for 5G connections.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Three struts its 5G stuff on London catwalks; Virgin Media's Q4; Telekom Slovenije and Iskratel target Industry 4.0.
Chinese vendor stole intellectual property from six US technology companies and used this for commercial advantage, alleges the Department of Justice.
Emerging-markets operator also said the CEO of its business in Russia will quit after a disappointing performance in the past year.
In a video interview recorded before the cancellation of Mobile World Congress 2020, Omdia's enterprise services chief analyst, Camille Mendler, says 5G and private network opportunities are among the trends highlighting new business services opportunities for telcos.
Streaming hours on Roku's platform jumped 60%, to 11.7 billion, in Q4 2019.
Verizon plans to double the number of cities where it operates an mmWave 5G network, countering concerns that the operator might back away from the daunting task of building a widespread mmWave 5G offering.
If you're still going to Barcelona this year, please let me know.
Fourth-largest US cable op enjoys first big wireless quarter and swings deal for smaller New Jersey cableco while rolling out 1-Gig service and reports otherwise mixed Q4 results.
Disney's shift to a more personalized, direct-to-consumer model isn't just about hauling in more video revenues as the traditional pay-TV industry struggles: it's about supercharging the rest of Disney's business.
Verizon uses certified Sequans modules to get LTE-M IoT devices onto its 4G network.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Africa & Middle East gives Orange a lift in Q4; Deutsche Telekom and Vodafone share networks in gray spots; new faces at Ofcom.
German parent of T-Mobile is reportedly pushing for a lower price because of the deterioration in Sprint's performance since the deal was first mooted.
Losses at the Japanese billionaire's Vision Fund raise questions about his entire investment strategy.
The waiting is the hardest part. Cisco CEO highlights the opportunities ahead while the networking vendor guides revenue down for next quarter.
The new cloud-based edge router, built on Intel's x86 architecture, is targeted at small and midsized businesses and distributed enterprises that want to migrate to SD-WAN on an open, virtualized platform.
The GSMA, organizer of the annual Mobile World Congress, has canceled this year's Barcelona show because of 'the global concern regarding the coronavirus outbreak.'
Omdia analyst Alexandra Rehak identifies the key trends that will dominate IoT discussions during Mobile World Congress, including enabling technologies such as 5G and LPWAN, adjacent technologies such as blockchain, data enablement tools such as analytics and AI and verticalization.
The outbreak of coronavirus looks set to have an impact on 5G and fiber rollout in China.
They think it's all over...
If it goes ahead, this year's MWC will now lack two of the world's three biggest mobile equipment vendors, while another major operator also decides not to attend.
It will be easier and more efficient to report on the industry's developments without traveling to Barcelona.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telenor Sweden gets industrial with Ericsson; OBS wants all of systems integrator B&D; Vodafone makes the case for in-car telematics.
Japanese e-commerce giant and emerging mobile operator is only the fourth high-profile service provider to announce its withdrawal from MWC due to coronavirus concerns.
Samsung unveiled its S20 brand, which will be released on March 6.
A judge's decision this week cleared the way for Sprint and T-Mobile to close their merger by April. But what needs to happen between now and then for the companies to consummate their transaction?
Charter and Comcast plan to join Verizon, their MVNO partner, in offering 5G phones. However, it's unclear whether the cable companies will join Verizon in charging extra for the service.
ExteNet teams with LightRiver for faster metro core network, in part for 5G.
A judge's approval of the proposed merger of Sprint and T-Mobile elicited plenty of discussion among supporters, opponents and analysts about how the transaction might affect the wider market.
FCC Commissioner Michael O'Rielly believes satellite firms are happy with the proposed relocation payments and will clear the C-Band quickly.
With the proposed all-stock transaction, two companies aim to create a leading global player in SaaS-based collaboration software for enterprises.
Find out about the latest companies to have announced they won't be at this year's Mobile World Congress.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Liberty Global rolls out Plume's 'intelligent WiFi;' EE offers free BritBox trial; German lawmakers aren't ruling out Huawei.
'Project Adrenaline' initiative takes a cable-first approach, but broader aim is to develop a general purpose edge computing platform that can be applied to multiple industries and network types.
Inseego is working to partner with CommScope on 3.5GHz equipment for sale to enterprises. The situation yet again highlights interest in the market for private wireless LTE networks.
The outbreak of the deadly disease has led to calls for the cancellation of this year's MWC as major exhibitors continue to withdraw.
Ahead of Mobile World Congress, Omdia analyst Maria Rua Aguete discusses the key trends in the media and entertainment market, including the potential for mobile operators to generate new revenues from 5G-based live sports services and partnerships between the media giants and the telcos.
The judge overseeing a lawsuit challenging the merger will side with the companies, according to the New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, removing the last major roadblock to the deal.
Hopkins, a TV exec also late of Sony and Fox, helmed Hulu when the OTT service launched a live TV service that now has 3.2 million subscribers.
The carrier says it is also exploring deploying NB-IoT.
Ericsson's 'Industry Connect' product is targeted at the private wireless networking space, and the infrastructure giant appears keen to rope AT&T into the effort.
Signals Research Group conducted extensive tests of the lowband 5G from AT&T and T-Mobile finding that 'LTE network performance was at least as good as if not better than 5G NR.'
Parallel Wireless and Robin.io are expanding their existing partnership to help operators automate network functions.
New offering will combine the assets of the recently merged company, including movies from Paramount, shows from various Viacom cable channels and the CBS All Access streaming service.
Satellite technology is making a comeback, with major investors backing competing projects.
Japanese operator is the first Tier 1 operator to officially cancel its exhibition at this year's show because of concern about coronavirus.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia lands Orange Slovenkso gig; UK's Premier League mulls 'route one' approach to soccer streaming; big week in EU-versus-Google saga.
Pablo Tomasi, senior analyst at Omdia, outlines the hot trends in telco IoT that he expects to talk about at MWC, including industrial IoT, private networks and more.
World's biggest telecom trade show is in peril as more exhibitors pull out and organizers impose restrictions on visitors from China.
New service assurance AI/ML capability designed to make use of public cloud, big data processing technology and advanced machine learning modeling systems.
Ahead of Mobile World Congress, Omdia's associate director, Liz Cruz, says the smart city of Barcelona is an apt location for a show that's about 5G, IoT, AI and edge computing.
T-Mobile CTO Ray noted that the technology eats away at the capacity of shared radio.
Cable giant Charter filed a complaint with the National Advertising Division (NAD) over T-Mobile's advertisements for its TVision, which the mobile operator claims is better than cable TV.
AT&T's CEO rejected suggestions from the US attorney general that the US purchases a controlling interest in Nokia or Ericsson. Instead, the executive said software innovation could blunt the rise of China's Huawei.
To celebrate, the Dish-owned OTT-TV service provider is declaring February 9 as 'National Cut the Cord Day' and promoting a batch of deals for new and existing subscribers.
Nordic equipment makers receive a boost during Friday-afternoon trading after a US official proposes buying one of the companies.
Jamie's gone to watch the rugby so it's down to Scott, Iain and super-sub Wei to tackle this week's big telecom topics.
KT and SKT have witnessed declines in profitability after pumping money into their new 5G businesses this year.
Japan is finalizing an action plan to support submarine cable projects, with the likes of NEC, NTT Communications and KDDI in line to benefit.
As companies wait to see what others are doing before deciding whether to still attend MWC 2020, Ericsson's bold decision to withdraw looks like it will tip many towards following suit.
This week in our WiC roundup: When women don't apply to jobs; the new social media scene spreading the tech word (for better or for worse); the skills women need to get hired; and more.
Dozens of cities and city representatives are challenging FCC regulations intended to speed up the rollout of small cells for 5G. They argue such rules are unfair to taxpayers.
Swedish equipment maker said it would not be able to ensure the health and safety of its employees and customers.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom tells Nokia to shape up; Orange to spend €1.5 billion on retraining exercise; Cellnex boosts coverage at Etihad Stadium.
Small cells are rolling out in neighborhoods all over the US. I decided to go find mine.
But execs don't have much new to say about the proposed Sprint merger.
Several Canadian and European satellite companies aren't yet sure if they want to accept $9.7 billion to quickly free up valuable midband spectrum for 5G.
White House officials have reportedly discussed incentives for US private equity firms to buy stakes in Ericsson or Nokia for 5G. But there appears to be discord among Trump's appointees.
Industry analyst Craig Moffett still has concerns about 'secular headwinds' faced by NBCU and Sky, but sees enough strength in Comcast's cable business to warrant an upgrade of what he views as an undervalued stock.
fuboTV is the first virtual MVPD to lock in a distribution deal for in-flight services and tap into new open caching specs developed by the Streaming Video Alliance.
The venture money for Israel-based startup Clear underscores not only the opportunity surrounding blockchain in the telecom space but also operators' interest in the technology.
Results for 2019 show impact of South Korean telco's commitment to 5G, as the number of its 5G subscribers reaches 1.4 million.
George Jijiashvili, senior analyst at Omdia, explains why cloud gaming and esports will be hot topics in Barcelona.
This podcast examines how service providers are revamping their managed services and how Windstream is evolving from a traditional telco to a true managed services provider.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange challenges boldly in Belgium; Swisscom's uphill struggle; Deutsche Telekom's love pants.
The Finnish equipment maker hailed good progress on cost cutting and is slowly building up its stock of more profitable 5G products.
Light Reading/Heavy Reading and MEF have teamed up once again to launch a global SD-WAN Strategies Survey focused specifically on the opportunities for managed SD-WAN services offered by network operators to enterprise customers.
The Chinese vendor has gone on the attack against Verizon, claiming the US service provider violated its intellectual property.
We don't need no bifurcation…
Xilinx sells chips for 5G basestations, and had grand ambitions for its sales in the space. But last week the company announced layoffs and a 'pause' in 5G buildouts.
Startup makes progress on user-installed rival to cellular IoT.
C-Band incumbents reportedly want at least $12 billion to release the band for 5G, but the FCC's chairman is only expected to give them up to $9 billion. How will Ajit Pai split that difference?
The German operators are in discussions about a new scheme that could help them to meet some tough coverage obligations.
The defunct OTT-TV service provider has filed a motion for its erstwhile partner, HovSat, to be held responsible for a $50 million judgement stemming from a copyright suit involving several major US studios.
Orange Spain expands support for public cloud by opting to deploy Amdocs' cloud-native offering on Amazon Web Services.
Dario Talmesio, principal analyst and practice leader at Omdia, expects to be hearing a lot about 5G core developments and 'the platform' during this year's Mobile World Congress.
With exhibitors pulling out and cities under lockdown, this year's MWC could see a fall in attendee numbers, despite what its organizer says.
Connected tugboats ahoy! Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson upgrades in Albania; Amdocs does the double in Spain; Liberty Global transfers staff to Infosys.
Jamie and Scott are joined by super-sub Ray in a pod recorded on Brexit day. Party poppers were not provided.
Service provider took the decision to replace the Chinese vendor after regulators warned operators off using 'high-risk vendors' in sensitive parts of the network.
A top AT&T exec dives into exactly how the operator is selling edge computing to enterprises, and what it means by premises-based and network edge compute.
With a major Apple supplier buying a UWB chipmaker, and possible new location tags from Apple itself, the vendor might be moving deeper into UWB location tech.