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Ericsson, Huawei and Nokia chase 5G royalties beyond smartphones
News Analysis | 1/23/2023

The world's biggest holders of 5G patents are targeting other companies using mobile technologies and not paying for the privilege.

What to expect from MWC Barcelona 2023
News Analysis | 1/23/2023

The GSMA said it expects 80,000 people to turn out for its MWC trade show in Barcelona, Spain, this year, alongside around 2,000 exhibitors. That's up from the 61,000 who attended MWC Barcelona last year.

Don't worry about the government?
Guest Perspectives | 1/23/2023

Former Heavy Reading analyst Patrick Donegan looks at the year ahead in telecom security and how regulatory moves can push telcos to safety.

Cox on losing end of broadband ad spat
News Analysis | 1/23/2023

In the wake of a complaint lodged by AT&T, Cox has been urged to drop an 'implied superior reliability claim' in Internet ads.

Eurobites: Telia flags up impairment charges as headwinds bite
News Analysis | 1/23/2023

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: VMO2 upgrades its IP core with Juniper; Proximus addresses fiber rollout 'abuses'; job cuts at Spotify.

The Notebook Dump: DeWi pushes forward, ACP needs funds, Netflix with ads is 'meh'
LRTV Interviews | 1/20/2023

The editors contemplate the state of decentralized wireless, the future of the Affordable Connectivity Program and why Netflix with ads is irritating.

T-Mobile failed to secure API in latest hack
News Analysis | 1/20/2023

Starting in November, T-Mobile said, hackers were able to get customers' billing addresses, emails, phone numbers and dates of birth via an insecure interface.

US aid agency backs fourth Philippines 5G network
News Analysis | 1/20/2023

USTDA signs deal to back 5G trials with the country's smallest telco - but can it find commercial backers?

What's the Story? Apple scraps AR glasses… for now
LRTV Interviews | 1/20/2023

Mike Dano joins the podcast to explain why Apple paused development on its augmented reality glasses and shifted focus to mixed reality headsets.

Brands get burned by tech’s annus horribilis
News Analysis | 1/20/2023

Verizon and Deutsche Telekom are ranked as most valuable telco brands in 2023 report.

Starry cuts another 100 jobs, scraps funding deal
News Analysis | 1/20/2023

The FWA specialist's latest layoff will reduce its workforce by about 24%. Starry has also axed a stock agreement poised to raise up to $100 million.

Utility provider PGE takes an 'omnicarrier' approach to networking
News Analysis | 1/20/2023

Portland General Electric inked a new deal with startup Expeto that company executives said will give the utility the ability to use the best connection for each of its applications.

The Buildout: Spectrum scoops up $24.1M in Indiana broadband grants
News Analysis | 1/20/2023

This week in broadband builds: Spectrum, Comcast, electric co-ops win in Indiana; Cox, AT&T win in Kansas; Kinetic connects 9K in Kentucky; GoNetspeed expands in Maine - and more.

Eurobites: Deutsche Telekom and Ericsson focus on 5G uplink
News Analysis | 1/20/2023

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EU explores 5G's role in defense; TIM makes progress in ultrabroadband and 5G backhaul; UK public-sector cloud spend surges.

Ericsson feels the squeeze as big customers slash 5G spending
News Analysis | 1/20/2023

Profitability weakened at the Swedish equipment vendor in the final quarter of 2022 and the outlook is bleak.

Netflix now counts 231M global subscribers, names co-CEOs
News Analysis | 1/19/2023

Netflix offered little color on how its new ad-supported tier performed in Q4 2023. Meanwhile, Ted Sarandos and Greg Peters are now co-CEOs, with Reed Hastings shifting to executive chairman.

Unpacking the math behind AT&T's 5G and fiber spending
News Analysis | 1/19/2023

AT&T hopes to cover 130 million people with midband 5G by the end of this year, and 30 million locations with fiber by the end of 2025. However, the details of that buildout are somewhat fuzzy.

FWA's growth curve 'beginning to bend' – forecast
News Analysis | 1/19/2023

A small quarter-over-quarter subscriber growth decline indicates that FWA's 'adoption curve is shifting from accelerating to linear,' the analysts at ISI Evercore said.

Microsoft CEO gushes about AI as he prepares to ax 10,000 jobs
News Analysis | 1/19/2023

The software giant rumored to be planning a major AI investment will cut 5% of its workforce by March, said Satya Nadella.

Transforming the BSS: A Prerequisite for CSPs’ Growth
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase | 1/19/2023

Discover how Accenture is helping CSPs reinvent by updating tech and operating models, adopting new growth models and driving hyper-personalization here. #sponsored

Telcos don't look very brutally automated
Morris Lore | 1/19/2023

After several years of talk about the rise of the robots, the industry still seems to be a long way from having a self-driving network.

DeWi players hope to shift projects from pilots to payments
News Analysis | 1/19/2023

Officials in Shreveport, Louisiana, are running an extensive test of decentralized wireless technology with vendors Pollen Mobile and Spread Networks.

Infinera doubles US-Japan subsea cable capacity with 800G upgrade
News Analysis | 1/19/2023

The optical networking vendor also upgraded Louisiana State University's research and education network.

Ex-CEO defends Orange ‘burdens’ as next strategy makeover nears
News Analysis | 1/19/2023

Current CEO Christel Heydemann will reveal Orange's next strategic plan on February 16, with suggestions she will focus on more traditional offerings.

Eurobites: BT seeks to justify 14.4% price rise
News Analysis | 1/19/2023

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UK government warns providers not to hike prices; Deutsche Telekom rated Europe's top brand; Spotify and friends are no friends of Apple.

India may be heading toward a duopoly after all
News Analysis | 1/19/2023

As well as mounting debt, Vodafone Idea is also facing troubles on workforce and subscriber fronts.

O2 Germany CEO gears up for 600MHz battle
News Analysis | 1/19/2023

Markus Haas has been pushing the MNO case for 600MHz spectrum ahead of WRC-23 later this year.

Why AT&T is relinquishing spectrum in Mexico
News Analysis | 1/18/2023

According to AT&T, 'Mexico has one of the most expensive spectrum costs, which causes fewer people to be connected, putting investments at risk and creating barriers to competition.'

Harmonic open to opening up 'CableOS' to outside developers
News Analysis | 1/18/2023

Harmonic has had 'a couple of conversations' about expanding the scope of the company's cloud-powered CableOS platform, said Harmonic CEO Patrick Harshman.

Sandvine maps out ongoing shifts in Internet traffic patterns
News Analysis | 1/18/2023

In its latest report, software vendor Sandvine shows video and overall Internet traffic went up in H1 2022. It also sides with telcos in the debate on net neutrality and fair contributions.

Bridging the Digital Divide: Part 3
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 1/18/2023

In the third installment of this four-part sponsored series, we look at some more key highlights from a new Heavy Reading study about the broadband industry's plans for closing the Digital Divide.

KT prepping GPT3-style AI tool for commercial launch
News Analysis | 1/18/2023

Korean telco in talks with financial services companies to offer powerful new AI as SaaS or PaaS later this year.

'Greatest challenge' to closing digital divide is uncertainty about ACP, advocates warn
News Analysis | 1/18/2023

The National Urban League, in response to an inquiry from Sen. Thune, said the 'greatest challenge' to closing the digital divide is uncertainty about the Affordable Connectivity Program.

Standalone 5G progress remains 'a disappointment'
News Analysis | 1/18/2023

According to Dell'Oro Group, there are over 900 networks that could be implementing 5G SA technology. But so far only 39 operators have deployed it.

Eurobites: Telia wields the jobs ax again – report
News Analysis | 1/18/2023

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Tele2 builds wireless network for Axfood; Nokia helps tackle the digital divide in Senegal; UK toughens up online safety legislation.

Huawei remains a 5G force in the UK after govt backpedaling
News Analysis | 1/18/2023

The controversial Chinese vendor continues to serve thousands of 5G sites and is likely to be around for many years.

GTT adds PoP, new logo and exits Chapter 11 cases
News Analysis | 1/17/2023

The managed service provider is launching a new point of presence in Portland and has emerged from nearly $3 billion in debt plus Chapter 11 cases.

Mobi in Hawaii to go nationwide with new cloud-based mobile core
News Analysis | 1/17/2023

Mobi will use a cloud-native mobile core from startup WG2 - hosted in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud - to launch a nationwide MVNO service on T-Mobile's network. And it's building a CBRS network too.

Dish breaks more ground on 5G as pay-TV and mobile bases shrink
News Analysis | 1/17/2023

Dish lost another batch of pay-TV subs and saw mobile losses improve in prelim Q4 results. Meanwhile, Dish said it has started construction on more than 15,000 5G sites.

Wave7 Research's Jeff Moore on the keys to cable's mobile success
LRTV Interviews | 1/17/2023

Scale, simplicity, affordability and an under-appreciated local retail presence are among the reasons cable is having a moment in mobile, Moore says.

The Divide: How Kwikbit is bringing broadband to mobile homes
LRTV Interviews | 1/17/2023

This week: Joe Costello, CEO of Kwikbit, joins the show to discuss the company's work delivering wireless broadband to mobile homes across the US.

Eurobites: Vivendi boss resigns seat on TIM board
News Analysis | 1/17/2023

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia and Telefonica trial 25G PON; Vodafone extends in-store deal with Currys; UK's National Grid chooses EXFO for network monitoring.

Chinese government confirms focus on 6G development
News Analysis | 1/17/2023

Beijing has highlighted 6G among its tech priorities for 2023 and issued a call for proposals for key technologies, while its telecom giants continue preparations.

After Ukraine, Taiwan seeks its own LEOsats
News Analysis | 1/17/2023

We're now learning of the steep cost of rebuilding Ukraine's networks - but the war has been a lesson in the power of satellite.

Proximus guides for earnings squeeze in 'bold' three-year plan
News Analysis | 1/16/2023

The Belgian telecom incumbent is selling real estate and slashing costs as it battles inflationary pressure this year.

Germany achieves 100 Mbit/s (mostly) everywhere all the time
News Analysis | 1/16/2023

Germany's federal network agency will spend the next few months testing operator claims that they met key coverage obligations by the end of 2022.

Meet the investors betting $20M on DeWi
News Analysis | 1/16/2023

Salvador Gala​ and Mahesh Ramakrishnan run Escape Velocity Ventures, which has raised $20 million to invest in the nascent but potentially disruptive decentralized wireless (DeWi) market.

Eurobites: Hyperoptic hires former Vodafone exec to keep the customer satisfied
News Analysis | 1/16/2023

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telia appoints new comms boss; Prysmian extends cable range; relax, guys - strict time schedules are so 2022.

What 2023 holds in store for telecom in India
News Analysis | 1/16/2023

The growing 5G ecosystem and the launch of satellite services is likely to dominate 2023 in India even as Vodafone Idea struggles to survive.

Cloud roundup: Microsoft acquires startup Fungible
News Analysis | 1/13/2023

In this cloud roundup, IDC predicts enterprise application growth to reach $385 billion in 2026, Microsoft acquires Fungible, GCX and Nordic team on data center growth, and Windstream updates a unified communications platform with AWS.

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