Snapchat's daily users soar to 280 million, as the messaging app hoovers up Android users in India. But Snap still loses $287 million in the first quarter.
Telstra was the biggest buyer, spending A$276.6 million to acquire the maximum of 1000MHz, covering major cities and key regional areas.
The FCC is preparing to auction the 3.45GHz-3.55GHz spectrum band for 5G. But operators are worried that the US military might hang on to more of that spectrum than it initially indicated.
51-year-old He Xuemei found guilty of illegally fundraising a mind-boggling $385 million.
The chipmaking giant's latest numbers reveal a big sales drop at its second-largest division.
CEO Jason Cohen examines drivers behind the cord-cutting trend, and shares why many viewers are still holding out with traditional pay-TV services.
New CommScope data provides a fresh view into the traffic demands driven by the pandemic, particularly in the upstream. But the pandemic will also alter the way cable ops plan to stay ahead of the capacity curve.
Also in today's EMEA regional rollout: Ericsson, ATU tackle spectrum issues in Africa; UK's mobile minnows put big fish to shame; Proximus' 5G innovation platform is up and running.
This week in our WiC roundup: Women's role in climate tech; how Black women are affected by AI; Women in Tech's monumental pandemic growth; and more.
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Sweden-based group said it returned to EBITDA growth in Q1 2021, but the pandemic remains an ongoing threat.
The company building America's fourth mobile network does not appear to share policymakers' concerns about the dominance of the public clouds.
President Biden wants to spend up to $100 billion to cross the digital divide. Some members of his opposition are proposing an alternative that's not too far off.
Tareq Amin, group chief technology officer at Rakuten Mobile, discusses his company's open RAN deployments and the evolution of a new kind of mobile network.
Rising operating costs have been chipping away at the Chinese operator's profits, its latest report shows.
AT&T added 595,000 postpaid phone customers during the first quarter, far ahead of Verizon. However, AT&T's promotional efforts in the industry 'can only go so long,' according to analysts.
This week: Peggy Schaffer, executive director, ConnectMaine, on the state of broadband in Maine and why she says we need to stop giving money to the FCC.
Meanwhile, AT&T tacked on another 235,000 fiber broadband customers, extending that total to 5.18 million.
Powered by a new Full Duplex DOCSIS chipset from Broadcom, the successful lab trial puts Comcast, and possibly other cable operators, on the road to DOCSIS 4.0 and '10G.'
‘Baltic Sea challenger' navigates choppy pandemic waters with continued cost cutting.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson wins Slovakian 5G deal; ADVA has 'best ever' Q1; Proximus turns to Velocix for content delivery.
According to open RAN proponents, the technology can improve everything from cybersecurity to the digital divide – as long as lawmakers cough up a little funding.
The new Congress gets stuck into tech giants, with Senator Amy Klobuchar launching hearings about anti-competitive practices by Apple and Google.
Japan's newest operator can expect a surge of interest in its service after adding the country's most popular mobile gadget to its catalog.
France-based telco is able to report modest group revenue growth in Q1 2021, but the pandemic continues to make its mark.
Rogers will apply credits to customer bills after tracing the problem to a software issue that impacted a piece of equipment central to the wireless network, which led to intermittent congestion and service outages.
Verizon said it can remain competitive even if its rivals ratchet up their game. But some analysts aren't so sure: 'Verizon's network will still be 'very good.' But will that be 'good enough?'
Dish Network's Marc Rouanne said the public cloud run by Amazon Web Services will be 'the foundation of our [network] architecture.'
Other fresh fare will also be part of future originals programming as the streaming giant continues to shore up the strategy of The Roku Channel.
The world's biggest operator says cuts may be needed to cope with soaring electricity fees and other charges.
The UK government will intervene in Nvidia's $40B purchase of UK chipmaker Arm. SoftBank may find itself considering an IPO instead.
Aided by Verizon's broadband-led 'Mix & Match' plans, Fios revenues climbed in Q1 2021 as the company added 98,000 Fios Internet subs against a loss of 82,000 Fios TV customers.
Hong Kong's HKBN says it has weathered the pandemic storm, posting a 12% rise in first-half earnings and achieving advances in its transition to a broad ICT provider.
Anand Shah, Verizon's director of technology strategy and architecture, joins the podcast to talk all about private networks.
The Swedish equipment vendor delivers another strong set of results for its first quarter as geopolitics continues to affect its business.
Reports say the messaging platform rejected the software giant's $12 billion bid and plans to go it alone.
It's been reported the EU hopes to collaborate with India on 5G rollout and security standards, as part of discussions at the India-EU summit on May 8.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Etisalat and Nokia launch 5G services in UAE; A1 Bulgaria wins main 5G spectrum license; TalkTalk piggybacks on Openreach network in Ipswich.
Amazon has made the first rocket alliance for its own satellite broadband effort to chase Starlink and OneWeb, but big questions remain.
Strategy Analytics reports 24% year-on-year surge in smartphone shipments, and Huawei gets pushed out of top-five vendors by market share.
The leaders of the US and Japan have agreed on a $4.5 billion 5G and 6G collaboration, but details of the plan are vague.
The question of who should pay the AGR dues of bankrupt service providers has resurfaced thanks to a ruling by India's National Company Law Appellate Tribunal.
Verizon said it will purchase 5G equipment from Samsung and Ericsson for its C-band 5G buildout. Nokia, a longtime Verizon vendor, was not named in the announcement.
The test and integration lab at its Newbury headquarters will be a catalyst for the new-look technology, the UK operator hopes.
The addition of 4 million subs was below guidance of 6 million – and down from a whopping 16 million net sub adds a year earlier – as Netflix dealt with a big 'pull through' from 2020 paired with a slowdown of fresh content.
Apple's new streaming box, starting at $179, is still a pricey gadget when compared to many other 4K-capable devices. But support for Dolby Vision and high-frame rate HDR make it a target for higher-end home theaters.
MediaTek recently passed Qualcomm as the world's biggest smartphone chipset supplier. And the company doesn't see the global chipset shortage affecting the smartphone industry anytime soon.
Dish-owned OTT-TV service is pitching first month of Sling TV for $10 along with a premium DVR service that provides 200 hours of storage.
Verizon is offering a free streaming TV device and a free Samsung Chromebook, as well as up to $500 in early termination fees, in order to sell its 5G Home service.
The British government is pushing through an 'open' agenda that will restrict operators' freedom of choice.
German operator said to be the first telco to join the mobile-first Celo Alliance for Prosperity and buys native token CELO.
Vendor says it has already scored purchase agreements as the new IoT gateway places Adtran into a new market, and in position to help service providers build overlay networks for enterprise IoT apps.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup:; Virgin Media touts DOCSIS-based speeds; Telenor combines with Oracle and more on 5G SA offering; UK government probes Nvidia-Arm deal.
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Dish is fretting over T-Mobile's CDMA shutdown plans. But some financial analysts believe the whole issue is just 'an attempt to reduce Dish's burden to provide GSM-compatible devices.'
A massive service outage arrives as Rogers Communications and fellow Canadian service provider Shaw Communications pursue a merger that touts mobile and 5G as a major driver.
President Biden has hinted that the federal government might step in to 'reduce Internet prices for all Americans.' But some analysts aren't expecting that kind of heavy-handed regulation.
'We wouldn't call Frontier a diamond in the rough. Instead, it's more of a semi-precious stone in the rough,' analysts say in a report that sizes up Frontier's fiber-focused, post-bankruptcy future.
China's second-biggest network equipment maker is allowed to buy US technology and supply that to Chinese mobile operators, raising awkward questions for America's new president.
In this article, Mike Murphy CTO, Nokia North America, outlines key areas that need to be developed to enable true Open RAN deployments at scale.
The operator could lose some share in Fios territories on the east coast, but its underpenetrated, less competitive (and underappreciated) rural markets have 'unusually high potential,' new study finds.
Korean operator takes steps to improve indoor 5G connectivity following complaints over patchy coverage.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia combines with Edzcom on private 5G network; Lycamobile has a new boss; Ericsson bags design prize.
Amid noisy international 6G saber-rattling from Chinese, European and North American groups, the NGMN is warning that 'fragmentation is not forward looking or sustainable.'
By reimagining metro networks, operators can start overcoming their most pressing business and technical challenges and reinvent their role in the digital ecosystem.
Partnering with a tier 1 service provider is a new move for Cato, which historically competed with telcos on the SD-WAN front and dubbed itself the 'un-carrier' of managed SD-WAN services.
CableLabs is spearheading two initiatives – a group made of up execs from service providers and an advisory council comprised of vendors – focused on driving collaboration and scale around network and service convergence.
Australian telco Telstra has been making a play for HKT's international unit PCCW Global.
Verizon is now applying discounts to phones with cracked screens. That's just one indication among several of how the US wireless landscape could soon get a lot more competitive.
Big Tech faced a hot summer of $3.7B royalty fines in Texas courts, but now one judge says 'hang on there, cowboy' and vacates a $0.5B ruling.
Dell bought cloud virtualization star VMware in 2016, and it's booming. But the company is spinning it off to write down a $49 billion debt.
Move comes as three MNOs are set to face more competition from MVNOs in the area of 5G data plans.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Romania bans Huawei; VEON co-CEO steps down; Nokia claims mmWave breakthrough; hologram pizzas.
This week in our WiC roundup: A cybersecurity PR blunder; Amazon makes commitment to hire minority employees into senior roles; the evolution of diversity in space travel; and more.
The big three US carriers continue to tout new networks, but they remain relatively indifferent about helping customers connect without traditional telco frustrations.
A government-appointed taskforce wants to interfere in the decisions that operators make about their suppliers, according to a report.
Extending a theme that has taken hold at the Canadian company in recent quarters, Shaw's cable pay-TV and broadband business continued to shed subscribers in fiscal Q2 as its mobile business gained more ground.
Wi-Fi 6E will eventually reach the masses, but cable operators will likely use the technology early on targeted, app-driven situations for wireless set-tops, cloud gaming services and in Wi-Fi-constrained MDU environments.
Verizon's new hyper-sensitive location service relies on several dozen Real Time Kinematics (RTK) reference stations the operator has constructed across the US.
SK Telecom is to spin off its non-core businesses to maximize the value of its chip and digital services investments.
This week, David Gilford, co-founder of the Broadband Equity Partnership, on what local government and nonprofit broadband leaders need from a national broadband stimulus.
The acceleration program has so far helped nurture 800 startups of which 250 have worked directly with the Spanish telco.
The Taiwanese foundry is struggling to keep up with demand for chips, partly because there are so few alternatives for its customers.
Vendor Ubiquiti reportedly suffered a 'catastrophic' security breach. 'Their security aligns with the overall nature of their equipment, relatively cheap and flimsy,' said a former Ubiquiti customer.
India's second-largest service provider by subscribers, Bharti Airtel, has announced a new organizational structure to focus on the digital business.
Subs can reduce the price on Xfinity Mobile unlimited plans as they add lines, down to as low as $30/month in four-line packages. Comcast's previous, more static unlimited plan fetched $45 per month per line.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Cosmote to shut down 3G services; MTS switches on 5G in Moscow with Huawei; Liberty Global trials Teleste's DAA in UK.
Meituan, ByteDance, and JD.com promise to behave, as China's market watchdog, fresh from fining Alibaba $2.8 billion, now calls in 34 other tech giants.
New testing shows T-Mobile provided the best 5G availability in a number of US cities, while AT&T provided superior 5G download speeds and reliability.
Providing a clear picture of network and application performance and the ability to make real-time changes is particularly useful to SMBs that often face budget constraints and have less in-house IT and cybersecurity staff than larger enterprises.
5G players ranging from American Tower to T-Mobile are investing in edge computing sites. However, a new report 'informed by the speed of light' raises questions about the parameters of the opportunity.
Proposed bill that earmarks $100 billion for rural broadband could help merger clear the DoJ, but it would also eliminate a 'critical backstop' for the satellite TV industry, MoffettNathanson's Craig Moffett says.
Italy's new government diverts an extra $3 billion from the EU COVID-19 recovery fund to ultrafast infrastructure.
All of the big US network operators are working to get customers to subscribe to their expensive service plans, but the details of their 5G pricing strategies highlight their divergent network positions.
If there's one thing we've learned from Huawei's annual analyst event this week it is that it's definitely not building its own car – right?
With a mission to become a 'one-stop shop' for streaming media and plans to tie in a bigger mix of major streaming services, new chairman views Plex as 'the cable company of the future.'
The DoT says global vendors including Ericsson and Nokia have applied via the Production Linked Incentive Scheme to expand their manufacturing base in India.
Letter calls for EU Parliament to stand up for user privacy rights in reform of ePrivacy directive, and not defend the interests of tech giants.
Competition authorities have few worries about the UK tie-up, but customers and employees may feel differently.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vector Photonics bag equity funding; German data protection regulator clamps down on Facebook; Spotify suffers branding car-crash moment.