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.
Report suggests the government is caving into US pressure to prevent operators from deploying 5G kit from Chinese vendors.
Startup believes CBRS is set to make private wireless much more accessible to enterprise customers.
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 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 would Apple, a company famously focused on the user experience, make such a big deal about what's going on in the cellular network?
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.
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.
Enterprises with coding capabilities are starting to create open source LTE networks with help from a startup called FreedomFi.
Days after Google found itself in court, the FTC is deciding whether to pursue antitrust claims against Facebook over buying WhatsApp and Instagram.
Juniper CTO Raj Yavatkar joins the Light Reading podcast to discuss Juniper's strategy to help build AI-driven enterprises.
US sanctions are starting to slow Huawei down, with the Chinese vendor reporting a slide in growth and profit margin.
The US operator slashed thousands of positions in its last fiscal quarter, its results show, and it is still wielding the axe.
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.
Government approves plans for Lockheed Martin to develop UK satellite launch operations from Shetland Space Centre.
Europe's enfant terrible sets up a deal to sell off Play's mobile towers even before completing the purchase of the Polish operator.
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.
The service provider has seen a 1,200% increase in distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks since around the May timeframe.
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 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, 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.
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.
Some jaw-dropping forecasts have been made about open RAN's sales trajectory. Is the industry getting carried away?
Led by solid fiber service growth, AT&T added 158,000 total broadband customers in the quarter.
Avanti Communications and ST Engineering iDirect successfully link satellite with land 5G, which they call an SaT5G milestone.
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.
Test and measurement specialist appoints Pam Avent as its interim CFO following resignation of Amar Maletira.
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.
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 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 raised its earnings per share guidance and its fourth quarter wireless service revenue expectations, which some analysts cheered amid an ongoing pandemic.
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.
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.
The Swedish vendor says its 5G R&D investments have made it a more cost-competitive player than its rivals.
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.
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's largest mobile operator adds 44 million '5G package customers' during Q3, but not enough to prevent ARPU slippage.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telenor wields axe; Sky comes to UK high street's rescue; NGMN gets excitable about 6G.
Nokia to deploy standalone 5G core in Ericsson's backyard, while the Swedish vendor wins RAN deals in Sweden and Estonia.
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.
Performance and profitability metrics seem to vindicate a decision to compete aggressively for Chinese 5G business.
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 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.
But the subscription streaming giant expects to add 6 million subscribers in Q4 and finish 2020 by eclipsing 201 million subs worldwide.
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 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.
John Stankey wonders if streaming platforms wield too much power as HBO Max struggles to gain entry onto Roku and Amazon Fire TV devices.
US operator and Finnish vendor will make joint pitches to Asian and European firms developing their own local networks.
Transforma Insights forecasts that over 150 million cellular devices will be connected to on-premises private networks by the end of 2030.
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.
US chip giant will use transaction proceeds to invest in AI, 5G and edge networks.
Sweden has taken a firm line against Huawei and ZTE in its 5G spectrum auctions starting in November.
Today's hardline approach has been a long time coming.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: ITV sets up streaming unit; VEON invests in ShopUp; Arm takes wraps of latest design.
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.
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 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 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 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.
Latest deal comes after moves for Mist Systems and Netrounds and is aimed largely at strengthening Juniper's presence in the SD-WAN market.
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 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.
Light Reading's Iain Morris and Kelsey Ziser discuss highlights from last week's BBWF event, including Telefonica's approach to fiber buildouts.
The German operator has put its considerable muscle behind what could be Europe's answer to Facebook's Aquila and Google's Loon projects.
Europe's biggest economies are not among the signatories to a letter urging EU bigwigs to tackle 5G 'disinformation' on health risks.
The operator is taking advantage of the iPhone 12 launch to undercut its big rivals.
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.
A new report from Juniper Research sees 5G accounting for 44% of operator revenue by 2025.
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.
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.
European trade association 'denounces' bans on Chinese suppliers based on geopolitical reasons.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Uber to invest a total of $150m in the new joint venture, which will incorporate SKT's existing mobility business.
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 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.
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.
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.
Thumbing its nose at Washington's 'Clean Network' campaign, Seoul says it's up to private companies which suppliers they choose.
State secretaries Cédric O and Mona Keijzer join forces to propose ways of reducing the power of 'gatekeeper' platforms.
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.
This week: Light Reading's Kelsey Ziser on SD-WAN security updates in the age of remote work.
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.
Open source has yet to have a noticeable impact on telecom, and it is increasingly mixed up with anything that claims to be open.
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.
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.
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 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.
Indian operator hopes partnership will slash costs and open up new revenue opportunities.
Yogesh Malik joins a growing list of senior executives who have left the emerging-markets operator since 2018.
Huawei unveils AI-powered connectivity to untangle network complexity for carriers and enterprise.
Broadband World Forum panelists say it's important to get the types of network efficiencies that hyperscale companies like Google, Facebook and Amazon have.
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.
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.'
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 launches international arbitration proceedings against Iraq after a regulator seized its $400 million stake in Kurdish mobile operator Korek Telecom.