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Orange names date for 5G launch
News Analysis | 11/26/2020

Commercial rollout slated to start December 3. Without additional 5G capacity, said Orange, current networks will reach saturation point by 2022.

ByteDance's TikTok sale gets yet another extra week
News Analysis | 11/26/2020

ByteDance has received a short extension to sell TikTok's US operations, but its real strategy appears to be to wait for the Biden administration.

Telstra A$50M fine for 'unconscionable' sales to indigenous customers
News Analysis | 11/26/2020

...and China Mobile's in trouble too.

Lumen opens edge computing center for test drives
News Analysis | 11/26/2020

As the company transitions from old-school telco to cloud edge provider, it is deploying cloud edge nodes across the US and overseas.

Swiss Salt steers steady course in Q3
News Analysis | 11/26/2020

Iliad-owned operator expresses confidence about the future thanks to 'healthy core business momentum.'

Eurobites: UK rows back on gigabit ambitions
News Analysis | 11/26/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica edges towards Andalusia; Nokia helps Graz cut it as a smart city; Tele2 beefs up IoT offer with Cisco.

Nokia's new CEO may face leadership brain drain
News Analysis | 11/25/2020

Several top Nokia executives are heading for the door, creating a challenge for Nokia's new CEO, Pekka Lundmark, as he works to assert control.

SK Telecom unveils next-gen AI chip, and ambitions
News Analysis | 11/25/2020

South Korea's SK Telecom has data center and AI-as-a-service ambitions for its new AI chip, 1.5 times faster than a GPU but half the price.

Going the virtual CMTS route
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 11/25/2020

New Light Reading e-book sponsored by Harmonic highlights some of the early advances made by cable operators and vendors in virtualizing the industry's access networks and expanding their capacity.

Vodafone, Másmovil tie-up speculation resurfaces
News Analysis | 11/25/2020

A Spanish joint venture is on the cards, says El Economista, but Másmovíl flatly denies it's negotiating anything with Vodafone.

Huawei pivots to China's smart car market
News Analysis | 11/25/2020

A week after disposing of its low-tier handset unit, Huawei has reshaped its consumer business to target the fast-growing smart car market in the world.

Drahi forges ahead with Altice Europe offer
News Analysis | 11/25/2020

Offer for the owner of France's SFR and Portugal's MEO to run until January 21.

More Americans bundle streaming services
News Analysis | 11/25/2020

In the latest study by Parks Associates, more than three fifths (61%) of US consumers subscribe to at least two OTT services and nearly half (45%) subscribe to three or more.

Podcast: Cogent's Dave Schaeffer on building a better backbone
CxO Spotlight | 11/25/2020

Cogent, one of the world's largest ISPs, offers customers and competitors the ability to create their own global network, across its entire footprint, while paying on a per-usage basis.

Eurobites: Vodafone, Ericsson trial safe-skies tech for drones
News Analysis | 11/25/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia and A1 switch on private network for Siemens; BT and Transatel renew MVNOs partnership; TIM and Google combine on 'Voice Smart' calling.

Two Parallel Wireless founders exit to start A5G Networks
News Analysis | 11/24/2020

Rajesh Mishra, Parallel Wireless' CTO, and Kaitki Agarwal, Parallel's chief product officer, are leaving the company to start A5G Networks, which will focus on open RAN orchestration.

Startup Xcom looks to test advanced MIMO using open RAN
News Analysis | 11/24/2020

A startup backed by some of Qualcomm's former top executives is looking to test advanced MIMO technology running on open RAN specifications.

Mavenir's mobile core business hits the big time
News Analysis | 11/24/2020

Mavenir is now one of the world's five largest suppliers of mobile core networking technology, which is essentially the brain of a wireless network.

Small Quebec operator boosts bandwidth, broadband speeds
News Analysis | 11/24/2020

Coopérative de Câblodistribution de L'Arrière Pays (CCAP) has increased its top broadband speeds by 10X and HD and 4K channels by 34% after adopting Adara's bandwidth reclamation solution.

Hefty fines for UK operators flouting Huawei restrictions
News Analysis | 11/24/2020

Telecommunications Bill advocates fines of up to 10% of turnover for failure to phase out 'high-risk vendors' – and $133,000 per day for repeat offenders.

Airtel wants a new regulator to speed up fiber deployment
News Analysis | 11/24/2020

Indian service provider suggests setting up new Optic Fiber Regulatory Authority for the 'faster, transparent and economic rollout of fiber' in the country.

COVID-19 led to global mobile malware outbreak – report
News Analysis | 11/24/2020

Mobile malware saw a significant increase in the third quarter, with people spending more time on their mobiles, and Asia at the center of the outbreak.

Eurobites: Orange cozies up to AWS cloud
News Analysis | 11/24/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: KPN maps out the way ahead; Vodafone suffers German outage; MTS, Ericsson combine on private network for Russian mine.

Vodafone UK builds up IoT offering with IoT.nxt
News Analysis | 11/24/2020

The UK-based operator signals progress with ambition to take South African startup's IoT solutions global.

Tiscali gets ready to enter the FiberCop tangle
News Analysis | 11/24/2020

Broadband player prepares to activate customers on assets held by FiberCop, part of Italy's plan to create a single national network.

T-Mobile tweaks TVision for the holidays
The Bauminator | 11/23/2020

The promo that combines T-Mobile's TVision Live and Vibe packages has no specified end date and arrives amid complaints from programmers.

Dish has clear path to AWS-3 victory – analysts
News Analysis | 11/23/2020

'The market should understand that Dish and the DEs have a good chance of prevailing in court,' according to some financial analysts. At issue is billions in AWS-3 spectrum.

What's next for CSPs?
Guest Perspectives | 11/23/2020

Now that communications service providers have re-asserted their relevance, they have an unparalleled opportunity to boost their influence and involvement in the post-COVID world.

Comcast to bring broadband data plan to Fios territory
News Analysis | 11/23/2020

Operator confirms it will extend usage-based data policy and unlimited data option to its northeast division starting next year, matching up with policies already in place in the MSO's central and west divisions.

Unicom preps for Winter Olympics with mmWave trials
News Analysis | 11/23/2020

5G lacks clear business models and its performance falls short in uplink, latency, security and energy efficiency, according to China Unicom's Chi Yongsheng.

India's state-owned telco BSNL 4G tender under a cloud
News Analysis | 11/23/2020

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has told India's Department of Telecommunications that domestic vendors' bids for its 4G tender are unviable as they come in at 90% more than those from global vendors.

DataBank primps for 5G operators' edge needs
News Analysis | 11/23/2020

Following millions of dollars in investments in 2020, DataBank is planning for more than a dozen data center buildouts next year.

Eurobites: OneWeb emerges from Chapter 11, hires new CEO
News Analysis | 11/23/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: why the UK needs a Brexit data deal; Nokia lands China Mobile IoT contract; Vodafone targets net zero carbon by 2040.

Juniper and 128 Technology: WAN big happy family?
Kelsey's Grammar | 11/23/2020

Once the process of bringing 128 into Juniper amps up next year, it will be clearer how this acquisition repositions Juniper in the WAN space, and whether this move can improve Juniper's service provider business.

UEI has buyers for new Apple TV remote tailored for pay-TV
News Analysis | 11/20/2020

Charter and Altice USA among the logical candidates for a new Apple TV remote from Universal Electronics optimized for pay-TV service providers.

Congruex builds through organics – and lots of M&A
CxO Spotlight | 11/20/2020

The fiber network construction specialist, which counts Level 3 exec Kevin O'Hara as a founder, has been on a buying spree to help meet rising buildout demands among large, midsized and rural players.

Apple's key partners join India's PLI scheme
News Analysis | 11/20/2020

Apple's plans to move production of devices away from China received a boost with partners entering India through the government's Production-Linked Scheme.

T-Mobile sues San Francisco to make 5G upgrade go faster
News Analysis | 11/20/2020

T-Mobile claims San Francisco officials are not moving fast enough to approve its 5G cell site upgrades. The company's lawsuit again highlights the tensions between industry and city regulators.

Accenture snaps up Spain's Arca to boost 5G know-how
News Analysis | 11/20/2020

Addition of engineering services company aimed at enhancing Accenture's 5G network design and management pitch to enterprise clients in Spain, Portugal.

Japan's operators accused of bait-and-switch with customers
News Analysis | 11/20/2020

Japan's communications minister attacked the three largest carriers' tariffs, saying despite recent moves 'they're promising mutton but selling dog.'

Altice Europe steers steady course in Q3 2020
News Analysis | 11/20/2020

French operations see return to EBITDA growth in the third quarter after Q2 decline.

NEC jumps into UK's open RAN void
News Analysis | 11/20/2020

Buoyed by its experiences with Rakuten, the Japanese manufacturer is entering a market with few homegrown options.

WiCipedia: From military life to startup founder
WiCipedia | 11/20/2020

This week in our WiC roundup: Non-profit Girls in Tech launches a job board; making the transition from situation room to board room; ushering in a new tech agenda in the White House; and more.

Eurobites: Cellnex eyes Telefónica's towers – report
News Analysis | 11/20/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: More 5G delays in Belgium; little hope for mobile consolidation in Sweden; Virgin Media, O2 merger to be investigated by UK; Presidio buys Arkphire.

Altice, Globalstar and Viasat forsake C-band auction
News Analysis | 11/19/2020

Cable company Altice and satellite companies Globalstar and Viasat were among the 74 entities that registered interest in the C-band auction, but they are not among the final 57 qualified bidders.

Viasat seizes control of destiny in Europe
News Analysis | 11/19/2020

By snapping up the remaining 51% stake of a wholesale broadband venture with Eutelsat, Viasat will ramp up its business in EMEA amid plans to launch a high-capacity ViaSat-3 satellite for the region.

NB-IoT is still traveling nowhere fast
News Analysis | 11/19/2020

With patchy coverage, high costs and a roaming headache, the ailing IoT standard desperately needs resuscitation.

Policymakers oblige 5G satellite aspirants
News Analysis | 11/19/2020

Internet companies ranging from SpaceMobile to Lynk to Telesat are touting newly eased government positions in their quest to launch thousands of satellites into orbit.

US pay-TV gains 31K subs in Q3, thanks to OTT rebound
News Analysis | 11/19/2020

YouTube TV, Hulu and other virtual MVPDs raked in 1.5 million subs in Q3, but a top industry analyst wonders if OTT-TV providers will be exposed to sports-related, seasonal churn trends.

How and why FedEx is getting into edge computing, 5G
DanoVision | 11/19/2020

FedEx is working with Dell and Switch to build mini data centers in its facilities for edge computing. What the company might do with those resources could have implications for 5G.

Nvidia posts bumper Q3, but there may be trouble ahead
News Analysis | 11/19/2020

Buoyed by demand for gaming chips and data center tech, US chipmaker sees record revenue of $4.73bn – yet shares slide 3% on supply chain worries and Mellanox.

Indonesia vows to speed up 5G spectrum release
News Analysis | 11/19/2020

Indonesia wants to speed up its journey to 5G, but lack of spectrum is again the biggest obstacle – so far 1310MHz of a promised 2047MHz for 5G is available.

EU slow to counter market abuse by big tech – auditors
News Analysis | 11/19/2020

The EU's auditor says Brussels has been slow to tackle anticompetitive behavior by big tech firms, as Brussels and Washington pursue investigations.

Eurobites: Proximus gets in on the drones act
News Analysis | 11/19/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson upgrades CETIN's Czech network; Nokia touts 25G PON; Arcep lays down the law on FTTP line rental.

Russia's long 5G wait goes on
News Analysis | 11/19/2020

Government agencies and the military still occupy the spectrum bands that are the most economical for a 5G rollout.

Bouygues Telecom to fire up 5G on December 1
News Analysis | 11/19/2020

France-based operator raises 2020 sales guidance after reporting growth in Q3 and first nine months of the year.

Vodafone to launch open RAN in Ireland next month
News Analysis | 11/19/2020

The UK-based operator is to launch a 4G service in Ireland using open RAN products provided by Parallel Wireless and hardware partners.

New report highlights MEC drivers and how carriers will build out the edge
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 11/18/2020

SPONSORED: The findings from Heavy Reading's 'Edge Computing in Telco Networks' report show that in this early stage of the MEC market, service providers are relying on a lot of DIY with assists from vendors and platform providers.

Altice USA gives up on Cogeco
News Analysis | 11/18/2020

Operator says it won't extend a new offer after the deadline on its latest, greatest offer expires.

T-Mobile shuttering former Layer3 TV service
The Bauminator | 11/18/2020

TVision Home, the predecessor to the company's revamped, small-bundle TVision streaming service, will be shut down on December 30.

How telcos installed a RAN triumvirate they now want toppled
Morris Lore | 11/18/2020

In 2016, operators and governments waved through a merger between Alcatel-Lucent and Nokia. Now they complain there are too few suppliers.

Disney gets behind open cache tech for streaming
News Analysis | 11/18/2020

Envisioning scale that will require video streaming in the hundreds of terabits, Disney is exploring a distribution mesh that ties together CDNs, its own appliances and open caches deployed at network edges.

Ericsson CEO takes Sweden to task over Huawei ban
News Analysis | 11/18/2020

Borje Ekholm says Swedish authorities went too far in barring Chinese suppliers from 5G, but it's also in Ericsson's interests to keep China sweet.

Apple halves small business App Store fees
News Analysis | 11/18/2020

Facing lawsuits and regulatory pressure in Washington and Brussels, Apple is halving small businesses' commission on the App Store.

Purse strings loosen for 5G startups
News Analysis | 11/18/2020

EdgeQ raised $51 million. Celona banked $30 million. And they're not alone. 'Yes, there is more funding available for 5G startups than in the past,' said Amar Kapadai of startup Aarna Networks.

Dish facing $3.3B in spectrum troubles – reports
News Analysis | 11/18/2020

According to new reports, Dish Network may not get access to discounted AWS-3 spectrum licenses for its 5G efforts, following an FCC ruling on the matter.

Comcast debuts 'Watchwith' interactive livestreams on X1 and Flex
News Analysis | 11/18/2020

In partnership with Bravo's 'The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City,' Watchwith will enable viewers to interact with cast members and participate in polls that unlock exclusive clips from the reality TV series.

Eurobites: Telecom Italia Konnects with Eutelsat for 'ultrabroadband' boost
News Analysis | 11/18/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT seeks quantum 5G leap, taps Ciena's Blue Planet; Deutsche Telekom tackles 5G-powered soccer-streaming trial; MTS sees revenue rise, despite everything.

SpaceX asks India for regulatory changes for Starlink
News Analysis | 11/18/2020

Elon Musk's SpaceX wants satellite broadband approved as part of a consultation on broadband penetration, with a view to launching Starlink in India in 2021.

John Deere to use CBRS for private 5G networks in its factories
News Analysis | 11/18/2020

The company, which paid $545,999 for five CBRS priority access licenses in Iowa and Illinois, plans to roll out the technology in its factories in 2022.

Elisa, Nokia and Qualcomm trumpet 8Gbit/s 5G speeds
News Analysis | 11/18/2020

Latest milestone was achieved in Finland using mmWave spectrum in the 26GHz band.

Why full duplex technology is suddenly hot in 5G
News Analysis | 11/17/2020

By simultaneously sending and receiving wireless signals over the same spectrum frequency, full duplex technology may dramatically improve spectral efficiency.

Podcast: Frost & Sullivan's rosy outlook for SD-WAN market
LRTV Interviews | 11/17/2020

Frost & Sullivan's Roopa Honnachari explains how COVID-19 has impacted growth in the SD-WAN and cloud services markets, plus her forecasts for growth over the next few years.

T-Mobile's network chief pours cool, but not cold, water on O-RAN
News Analysis | 11/17/2020

'O-RAN for me is interesting at this point in time, but there's a host of unanswered questions around IP, around R&D, around system integration,' said T-Mobile's Neville Ray.

Verizon does more with Android TV
News Analysis | 11/17/2020

Fetching $69.99, telco's upgraded 'Stream TV' device features Verizon's user interface and connects users to a multitude of apps, including Disney+, Netflix, YouTube TV and Hulu.

Podcast: What's the story with satellite broadband?
LRTV Interviews | 11/17/2020

This week: Jeff Baumgartner on the state of satellite broadband and what differentiates existing competitors.

Vantage Towers talks up prospects ahead of IPO
News Analysis | 11/17/2020

Vodafone's tower business spin-off sees a clear path for growth; sets aside $1.2 billion of leverage capacity 'to fund larger opportunities.'

Cato Captures $130M in VC funding
News Analysis | 11/17/2020

This brings total funding to $332 million for the Israel-based secure access service edge (SASE) provider. In addition, Cato claims the company is valued at $1 billion.

5G revenue to reach $31 trillion by 2030 – report
News Analysis | 11/17/2020

5G's global consumer market will be worth $31 trillion in cumulative revenue by 2030, $3.7 trillion to providers, predict Ericsson and Omdia.

T-Mobile's TVision competitive, not disruptive – analysts
News Analysis | 11/17/2020

Pay-TV packages from T-Mobile's new streaming service, which have caught some heat from programmers, generate a gross profit margin of about 30%, according to an economic analysis by Evercore ISI.

Big telcos speed up pace of job cuts in pandemic
News Analysis | 11/17/2020

Lockdowns are helping the world's biggest telcos to lighten the workforce load as they try to safeguard profits.

Eurobites: Huawei urges UK to rethink 5G ban now that Trump is toast
News Analysis | 11/17/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telecom Italia and Google launch AI Academy; Nokia deploys Internet gateway in Iraq; Wifinity acquires PCCW Global Networks.

Huawei offloads Honor handset unit
News Analysis | 11/17/2020

The Chinese equipment maker has confirmed the sale of its mid- to low-end device unit.

Iliad in bullish mood after Q3 revenue growth
News Analysis | 11/17/2020

Group maintains a fast pace of rollouts in France and Italy, with a corresponding impact on EBITDAal minus capex.

Bouygues Telecom taps IBM to boost enterprise 5G biz
News Analysis | 11/17/2020

Partnership to create Open 5G Lab to support the development of 5G use cases for different vertical sectors.

Broadband everywhere, for everyone? Tom Wheeler on President-elect Biden's telecom ambitions
News Analysis | 11/16/2020

Former FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler points out a few things that the Trump administration has ignored and holds out hope that the next president will get serious about broadband.

Podcast: MNJ VP on pushing UCaaS past the plateau
LRTV Interviews | 11/16/2020

In addition to examining the evolution of UCaaS, Niernberg explains how a managed approach to SASE assists enterprises in navigating the crowded market of so many security and SD-WAN vendors.

Regulators say Apple tracking code breaks EU law
News Analysis | 11/16/2020

Apple faces new complaints before German and Spanish regulators that its online tracking code in iOS devices breaks European Union data privacy law.

Masergy beefs up SD-WAN security with Fortinet cloud firewalls
News Analysis | 11/16/2020

In addition to the firewalls protecting network traffic at a packet level, Masergy is providing customers with Fortinet's secure web gateway (SWG) service for IP traffic protection at the application level in the cloud and on-premises.

Europe's Breton threatens big tech with bans, fines
News Analysis | 11/16/2020

EU's internal market commissioner talks tough ahead of releasing draft 'ex-ante' rules designed to keep large online platform providers in check.

Dish's 5G gets real: Company inks massive Crown Castle tower deal
News Analysis | 11/16/2020

The work of physically installing radios on top of cell towers is often the most expensive part of any wireless network buildout. Dish Network said it will use 20,000 Crown Castle towers for 5G.

Cisco announces intent to acquire Hungary's Banzai Cloud
Guest Perspectives | 11/16/2020

The company's second cloud-native acquisition in as many months shows it is looking to add to its development resources for cloud applications and programming.

HBO Max gains access to Amazon Fire TV devices
News Analysis | 11/16/2020

WarnerMedia is still in discussions to get the new supersized streaming service distributed on Roku players and Roku TVs.

China Telecom gets cracking on 5G standalone
News Analysis | 11/16/2020

One of China's big three service providers hits the SA milestone on its path to a cloud-network revamp.

Vodafone cutbacks lift outlook as virus hurts
News Analysis | 11/16/2020

The European telco giant is restructuring amid the pandemic as it tries to protect profitability in a low-growth market.

Minim to combine with Zoom Telephonics, rebrand
News Analysis | 11/16/2020

Minim, a Wi-Fi and security software company run by former Dyn execs, is pairing with Zoom Telephonics, a supplier of cable modems, gateways and other CPE products sold under the Motorola brand.

Eurobites: Telecom Italia builds cloud platform with Atos
News Analysis | 11/16/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange gets its tax back; OBS digitizes Tricolor's contact center; Virgin Media launches basic broadband plan for UK welfare claimants.

Vecima scooped up Nokia's cable access assets for just $4.87M
News Analysis | 11/13/2020

That acquisition, which includes products for new remote MACPHY architectures, is expected to represent an incremental revenue boost of 10% to 15% for Vecima in fiscal 2021.

AT&T: 3G shutdown won't stall connected car biz
News Analysis | 11/13/2020

AT&T plans to shutter its 3G network in the early part of 2022. But the company, and some top analysts, don't expect the action to affect many of the 40.5 million cars connected to AT&T.

Podcast: Analyst Erin Dunne's forecasts for fiber and SD-WAN markets
LRTV Interviews | 11/13/2020

Vertical Systems Group's Erin Dunne explains how organizations such as MEF are impacting the standardization of SD-WAN, and shares predictions on how the SD-WAN market might fare in 2021.

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