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Charter aims to stoke mobile growth after adding 300K lines in Q1
News Analysis | 4/30/2021

Charter ended Q1 with 2.67 million mobile lines, and is ready to grab many more. 'We have owner's economics in many ways,' CEO Tom Rutledge says in reference to its Wi-Fi network and use of CBRS spectrum.

EU regulator Vestager: Apple's App Store is anticompetitive
News Analysis | 4/30/2021

Apple's App Store breaches EU competition law, says EU antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager. But will it just start charging for downloads instead?

5G sales in the US reach the halfway point
News Analysis | 4/30/2021

Counterpoint reported that the percentage of 5G phones in quarterly sales among Americans rose from 0% in the second quarter of 2019 to 57% in the fourth quarter of last year.

Nearly 20% of Charter's non-video subs consume at least 1TB per month
News Analysis | 4/30/2021

Charter's average non-video customers used about 700 gigabytes per month in the first part of Q1 2020, CEO says.

Chinese police recover 70 million tons of fake SIMs
News Analysis | 4/30/2021

Chinese police have just broken up a ring that involved retailers, MVNOs, telco employees and more than 300 criminal gangs.

China operators return to growth but battle costs
News Analysis | 4/30/2021

Chinese operators report growth, but they're also struggling to contain the costs of their emerging digital revenue streams.

WiCipedia: 'Gender is embedded in the job'
WiCipedia | 4/30/2021

This week in our WiC roundup: Conferences go virtual this year; the tech industry's fundamental flaw; getting girls access to the Internet; and more.

Podcast: These pitches be crazy!
LRTV Interviews | 4/30/2021

In this Light Reading podcast "pitch session," editors Phil Harvey, Mike Dano, Jeff Baumgartner and I share some story pitches that are about as useful as a Shake Weight.

The NeoPhotonics show goes on without Huawei, for now
News Analysis | 4/30/2021

The components maker worst affected by US sanctions against Huawei is proving how important its technology is to other big players.

Proximus continues to count COVID-19 cost in Q1
News Analysis | 4/30/2021

Belgian operator is not yet out of the woods as revenue and core earnings fall in the first three months of 2021.

Eurobites: Nokia lands GSM-R gig with ProRail
News Analysis | 4/30/2021

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Swisscom gets into digital signage; gamers take to smartphones during lockdown; Boris is ready to take your call.

End-to-end service orchestration in the 5G and cloud era
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase | 4/30/2021

With the nexus of 5G, cloud and edge, the foundation is being laid to enable a wide range of innovative services. But getting these launched quickly and managed effectively requires service providers to evolve how they approach service automation and orchestration.

American Tower: Edge computing worth 'billions of dollars annually'
News Analysis | 4/29/2021

'We intend to explore global joint ventures or partnerships to effectively leverage these inherent opportunities,' said American Tower's CEO.

Dish drops 230K pay-TV subs in Q1
News Analysis | 4/29/2021

Dish's total pay-TV base shrunk to 11.06 million in the period as satellite TV losses improved but losses at Sling TV returned.

Delta flight attendants help highlight a 5G future
DanoVision | 4/29/2021

'Flight attendants will soon have up to the minute digital catering inventory and be able to quickly locate items without opening a single door, using the camera on iPhone 12 and augmented reality,' Delta said.

Ergen hazy on Dish-AWS deal financials, 5G buildout costs
News Analysis | 4/29/2021

Dish Network plans to run its 5G network in Amazon's public cloud, but the details surrounding the companies' partnership remain somewhat fuzzy.

BT Sport sale would aid fiber rather than football focus
News Analysis | 4/29/2021

The UK telecom incumbent confirms it is in talks about selling a stake in its big-spending sports division.

Podcast – The Divide: Stealth's Shrihari Pandit on bringing fiber to underserved business communities
CxO Spotlight | 4/29/2021

This week: Shrihari Pandit, president and CEO, Stealth Communications, on what it takes to get fiber to businesses in underserved areas and why traditional funding methods for ending the digital divide aren't working.

Comcast's wireless biz turns the corner
News Analysis | 4/29/2021

Xfinity Mobile reaches break-even for the first time as service pulls in a record 278,000 mobile lines in Q1 2021. Company hopes to keep mobile in the black despite the recent launch of aggressive unlimited pricing plans.

Comcast's broadband, wireless gains offset mounting pay-TV losses
News Analysis | 4/29/2021

Led by a gain of 461,000 total broadband subscribers, Comcast added a first quarter record 380,000 total customer relationships in Q1 2021.

Huawei down, LG out, but smartphone market on the up
News Analysis | 4/29/2021

Omdia reports 28.1% year-on-year increase in smartphone shipments in Q1, but Huawei's market share tanks to 4%.

VEON gains confidence as growth accelerates
News Analysis | 4/29/2021

Emerging-markets operator upgrades its outlook for full year 2021 after a more positive start compared to last year.

China racks up 6G patent filings but foreign firms dominate
News Analysis | 4/29/2021

China's National Intellectual Property Administration has calculated that of 38,000 6G-related patent applications, more than 13,000 are from China.

Eurobites: Swisscom and Salt come together on fiber
News Analysis | 4/29/2021

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Swisscom's Q1; Tele2 execs in departure lounge; Ericsson gets its kicks with Radio 6626.

Facebook's revenue up 48%, but will iOS 14.5 bite?
News Analysis | 4/29/2021

Facebook's Q1 revenue soared 22% to $21.47 billion, 98.7% of it from advertisements, but the social media giant hopes AR will help eventually build some non-ad revenue, too.

Nokia soars on best sales performance for six years
News Analysis | 4/29/2021

The Finnish equipment maker's revival under Pekka Lundmark is underway, as the company reports its strongest quarter since 2015.

The Leading Lights returns in 2021
The Philter | 4/29/2021

Light Reading's flagship awards program has more categories and more chances to celebrate – online and in person. We're accepting entries beginning May 3.

Qualcomm updates on chip shortages, Huawei upswing
News Analysis | 4/28/2021

The troubles at Huawei are poised to become 'one of the largest growth drivers for our mobile business,' Qualcomm CEO Cristiano Amon said during the company's quarterly call.

Altice USA's FTTP rollout eclipses 1M homes passed
News Analysis | 4/28/2021

Company says it's on track to pass another 500,000 homes with FTTP this year in its Optimum footprint covering parts of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

América Móvil: 5G deployment, TracFone sale on track
News Analysis | 4/28/2021

'We are ready to launch 5G in many countries,' said company CEO Daniel Hajj after América Móvil said it added 6 million new wireless subscribers during its most recent quarter.

CableLabs sparks 100-Gig PON project
News Analysis | 4/28/2021

Organization will seek participation from outside the traditional industry as operators continue pursuit of a blended network that will support HFC, PON and wireless.

Here's how much a 5G wireless network really costs
News Analysis | 4/28/2021

It should cost up to $76,000 to rent a helicopter to lift a 5G radio on top of a cell tower. (That's the price for up to 3,200 pounds of equipment and the 6-hour day rate plus the hourly rate.)

As Huawei struggles, ZTE is on a roll
News Analysis | 4/28/2021

ZTE has long been dwarfed by Huawei, but it is easily beating its local rival on sales growth this year.

Frontier set to exit Chapter 11 on April 30
Broadband World News | 4/28/2021

Frontier execs also set to provide more detail this week on the vision for the company as it embarks on a modernization plan centered on FTTP upgrades of its sizable copper plant.

What, no Europeans? TIM goes Asian, US in first open RAN move
News Analysis | 4/28/2021

Telecom Italia wants European governments to fund local open RAN players while it plumps for American and Taiwanese ones.

Podcast: Nick Feamster on how the pandemic highlighted our biggest network needs
LRTV Interviews | 4/28/2021

By analyzing interconnection data for two large ISPs in the US, Professor Nick Feamster and his colleagues identified a 30-60% increase in peak traffic rates in Q1 of 2020.

Microsoft Q3 enjoying lockdown
News Analysis | 4/28/2021

Software giant on a roll as cloud and PC revenue stay on upward curve.

Huawei wheels come off as sales drop 17%
News Analysis | 4/28/2021

The Chinese equipment maker's days of sales growth seem finally to have come to an end as US sanctions take effect.

OneWeb hails funding boost from Eutelsat
News Analysis | 4/28/2021

Eutelsat to gain a 24% stake in the LEO satellite operator as 36 more satellites are sent into orbit.

People clicking at home raises Google revenues 34%
News Analysis | 4/28/2021

Google rides lockdown to huge revenues of $55.3 billion. But faces challenges in Washington, London and Brussels for how it's used its market dominance.

Eurobites: Nokia upgrades Telefónica Spain's IP network
News Analysis | 4/28/2021

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia goes underground; Openreach predicts full-fiber jobs bonanza; Börje Ekholm turns the volume up to 11.

BT fails to hit 4G heights with just 1M 5G customers
News Analysis | 4/28/2021

The UK telecom incumbent had nearly 6 million 4G customers two years after that service was launched but its 5G follow-up has fallen short.

Corning anticipates more 5G-fueled fiber growth ahead
News Analysis | 4/28/2021

Corning CEO said that 5G network densification will be 'driving a lot more glass into the wireless network.'

Startups cheer open RAN for opening the door
News Analysis | 4/27/2021

Companies ranging from XCOM-Labs to DeepSig to Airspan Networks cheered open RAN opportunities during a virtual event hosted by the Open RAN Policy Coalition.

UScellular's C-band testing tripped up by vendor's delays
News Analysis | 4/27/2021

UScellular blamed 'unforeseen delays relating to equipment vendor software updates' in an FCC request that seeks more time to conduct C-band testing.

Cox swings deal for Segra's enterprise and carrier biz
News Analysis | 4/27/2021

EQT Infrastructure will retain ownership of Segra's fiber-to-the-premises residential and SMB unit serving parts of Virginia and North Carolina.

BCE also took a run at Shaw
News Analysis | 4/27/2021

BCE matched Rogers' offer, but was unwilling to tweak proposal to address regulatory issues raised by Shaw.

Rocket maker Polyakov nabs smallsat firm Dragonfly
News Analysis | 4/27/2021

Small satellites got a bit bigger as an industry, as Max Polyakov buys South African sat makers Dragonfly to pair with his rocket builders Firefly.

Dish's 5G ambitions for 12GHz face a setback
News Analysis | 4/27/2021

The FCC said it will allow SpaceX's Starlink to make changes to its low Earth orbit satellite constellation. The development could make it harder for 5G to expand into the 12GHz band.

Apple launches iOS privacy change, sparks antitrust issue
News Analysis | 4/27/2021

Eight German media and advertising associations take action as Apple's App Tracking Transparency plan comes into effect.

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