Also in today's EMEA regional round: ancient telly wipes out Welsh broadband; Telefónica's connectivity fires up 'digitalized shopping center' in Spain; Swisscom turns blue.
Software giant to buy ZeniMax Media, the parent company of the game developer and publisher.
India will not auction 5G spectrum until next year but its operators are preparing for the technology in other ways.
Trian Fund Management said it believes Comcast's stock is undervalued and has recently begun 'constructive discussions' with Comcast's management team.
The Pentagon is considering using DSS technology to share the 3100-3550MHz spectrum band with commercial users. The issue again raises the potential for a wholesale 5G network.
The struggling short-form premium streaming service is pursuing strategic options, says The Wall Street Journal.
The French operator continues to prefer other technologies to the cellular standard that generated so much excitement just a few years ago.
Operator curiously claims 3G is headed toward a 'well-earned retirement.'
After shuttering its WiMAX effort, utility provider Xcel Energy is now testing a private wireless LTE network with spectrum from Anterix and equipment from Motorola Solutions.
South Korea is becoming a mobile edge testbed, with each of its three telcos forging an alliance with different global partners.
Beefing up capacity to 1.2GHz and up to 1.8GHz is a primary driver for the new CableLabs specs. Meanwhile, SCTE has already kicked off standards focused on a future move to 3GHz.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Enet facilitates Brodynt's entry into Ireland; CityFibre bolsters buildout with Bechtel; Saudi Arabia pins hopes on digital transformation.
The European Commission recommends the adoption of a common approach to the deployment of 5G networks.
The most advanced 5G features anticipated by network operators, like network slicing, will require OSS systems to be modernized and expanded, says Omdia Principal Analyst James Crawshaw.
The enfant terrible of the French telecom market is looking further east for its next growth opportunity.
New deal will bring NBCU's Peacock service to Roku's platform and pave the way for NBCU content to be offered on the ad-supported The Roku Channel.
AT&T and Verizon are mobilizing against a spectrum-leasing deal between T-Mobile and Columbia Capital. But the upcoming C-band auction is at the heart of the issue.
Omdia Senior Analyst Pablo Tomasi says 5G won't be the main technology in private networks for a few years, but the 5G discussions in some verticals are moving the needle on planning and purchasing.
Versa CMO Mike Wood says the entire Latin American region is the 'next major growth area' for SD-WAN.
Tensions are mounting as NBCU and Roku as Peacock remains a no-show on Roku's platform. Update: The two sides are said to be 'very close' to a new deal.
In this overview of what's happening in the 5G market, Omdia Principal Analyst & Practice Leader Dario Talmesio discusses the 5G deployments to date, the biggest enterprise vertical opportunities and how Apple's products will kickstart 5G consumer acceptance.
After the sale of Brightstar, announced today, the Japanese firm has control of no telecom assets.
Overwhelming majority of shareholders in Spain's fourth-largest network operator gives thumbs-up to private equity takeover bid.
Michael Dell is one of the richest people in the world, and is firmly in the open RAN camp: 'These new technologies like open RAN are going to allow for faster deployment,' he says.
Ahead of France's September 29 5G spectrum auction, Orange SA faces internal staff dissent about 5G's profitability and environmental impact.
Deadline looms large for TikTok and social messaging platform WeChat as White House says app store ban will take effect on Sunday.
Three key questions about US sanctions and their impact on Huawei and the global market at large.
Japan-based technology firm aims to improve trust in facial recognition software by making it easier to block fraud.
For the last few years, the Swedish equipment vendor says it has refused to serve enterprise customers directly. That now looks set to change.
Max Silber, vice president of mobility and IoT for MetTel, discusses the service provider's IoT strategy for assisting the City of Phoenix in meeting its goal of becoming a zero-waste city by 2050.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: remote-controlled tractors; Microsoft creates jobs in Tampere; 5G-powered studio lighting.
Dish is looking for cloud providers to host its network functions, and expects to begin receiving custom radios from Fujitsu in the second quarter of 2021.
T-Mobile has more than double the low- and midband 5G spectrum of Verizon. But what will CEO Mike Sievert do when Apple launches the 5G iPhone?
The demo in Ames, Iowa, features an enhanced DOCSIS 3.1 network feeding 8K video and more than 70 connected devices, along with an eye-popping show of emerging bandwidth-eating light field display technology.
Report by Synergy finds easier pickings for US players elsewhere in the APAC region, as Alibaba leads the pack of homegrown cloud services providers.
Fixed wireless Internet provider Starry has delayed its market expansion plans, but it's now targeting a new class of customers: single-family homes.
Big operators investing in open RAN may be wary of buying products from another telco.
US sanctions on Huawei's chip providers have caused its smartphone prices to skyrocket in China, while chipmakers like Qualcomm and TSMC closely watch November's election.
EU competition officials are said to be questioning the plan for Telecom Italia to keep control of a single fiber network company.
IDC researcher says telcos need to rethink business models and architectures to prepare for the enterprise rush to the network edge.
A war of words is emerging as Altice USA and Rogers continue to pursue a hostile bid to divvy up the US and Canadian assets of Cogeco, which has dismissed the offer as a 'futile exercise.'
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telecom Italia touts diversity credentials; IoT developments; remote working is working, says TalkTalk study.
Bruce McClelland joined Ribbon weeks before the pandemic struck. His remit at the company? Do what he did for 20 years at Arris – grow it.
According to the Rural Wireless Association, an unnamed service provider is no longer able to offer 911 services due to the FCC's actions against Huawei and ZTE.
Comments from Charter CEO Tom Rutledge indicate that the cable operator will pursue streaming opportunities on its own set-tops and via other third-party platforms.
The Finnish equipment vendor is adding new features to one of its most important enterprise services.
This week: James Crawshaw, Omdia principal analyst, on what's going on with OSS and growth projections for 2021.
Edge computing has still to make an impact on the traditional colocation market.
E-commerce giant and telco consider 3 billion yuan investment in Dahua, a blacklisted surveillance company whose tech monitors Uyghurs in Xinjiang province.
Taking Cogeco 'out of the equation' for mobile is probably a driver for a hostile bid that involves Rogers, a fellow Canadian service provider and stakeholder, says Cogeco CFO Patrice Ouimet.
AT&T CEO John Stankey suggests the subsidized cell phone plans could be introduced in 2021.
Philippines operators and officials speed up cellsite moves in the wake of the president's ultimatum.
The two operators announce a wide-ranging partnership to lower equipment costs, but does it threaten standards?
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EU court backs net neutrality, zaps zero-rating; Virgin Media offers 4G backup for fixed-line failure; let's get digital, says Nokia.
Altán Redes is building a wholesale wireless network for the Mexican government. But its operations have forced T-Mobile to shut or power down hundreds of sites.
ViacomCBS reasons that the Paramount brand has higher recognition worldwide amid plans to take the OTT service international, but the Twitterverse still had fun mocking the decision.
Verizon's CEO said negotiations for TracFone began last year, and some financial analysts argued that America Movil has long wanted to exit the US wireless industry.
T-Mobile's new cell tower rental agreement with American Tower paves the way for the operator to strike similar agreements with the likes of Crown Castle and SBA Communications.
Self-installation model, video service bundle options and broadband service mobility will open up opportunities with residential and business customers, Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg says.
Bringing company's tech stack to smart TVs fits into a broader plan to build a global IP video platform that relies on a common tech stack and standardized hardware, Brian Roberts says.
The political hijacking of open RAN looks partly to blame for some of the misconceptions about the immature technology.
US risk advisor CISA has accused hacking groups linked to the Chinese Ministry of State Security of targeting US government agencies and private sector companies.
The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) finds no need to regulate OTT platforms for now but suggests that could change in the future.
New report expects Dutch mobile revenue to fall 4.3% in 2020, but the three operators show a slightly mixed picture in Q2.
Xilinx's new 'T1 Telco Accelerator card' is designed for wireless network operators, which are not the network equipment vendors the company traditionally works with.
Platforms like Facebook aren't using technology they possess to stop bots committing advertising fraud, costing tens of billions of dollars a year.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Openreach rolls out more fiber; here comes the Nokia SON; Facebook given some breathing space in data-transfer rumpus.
In a move that could accelerate cable upstream upgrades and DOCSIS 4.0 development, Google Fiber will soon launch 2-Gig service in Nashville and Huntsville for $100 per month, and expand it to most markets by early 2021.
The event attracted speakers ranging from Rakuten's Tareq Amin to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. That's because open RAN today is everything to everyone.
Beer costs the same in the Netherlands as it does in Austria. So why is Dutch spectrum about four times as expensive?
Building on its original unlimited data plan, Altice USA's mobile service has added 1GB and 3GB plans paired with reduced rates for its own Optimum and Suddenlink broadband and video customers.
Consolidation in Sweden's broadband market in the offing as A3 committee recommends takeover bid by smaller rival.
Light Reading podcast veteran Prof. Nick Feamster from the University of Chicago shares an update on his research of network usage and performance during the pandemic.
Verizon stands to gain around 21 million prepaid customers across brands including Straight Talk and Simple Mobile. The move comes amid a recession in the US.
US software giant Oracle has won the bidding war to buy TikTok's US operations from ByteDance, but the deal will face grueling political hurdles.
The alliance is the first 5G spectrum sharing deal since the NCC announced it would allow sharing in the 3.5GHz band.
New report shows that 'ardent gamers' would be willing to pay a lot more for a high-quality cloud gaming service on low-latency 5G networks.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EE ditches Dixons Carphone; former BT bigwig heads up UK's post-Huawei task force; Telecom Italia grows connectivity for agribusinesses.
Finnish equipment vendor wins important strategic deal with one of the planet's most exciting greenfield players.
The takeover of the UK-based technology champion by the US chipmaker would be a disaster for Arm's ecosystem, warn industry observers.
Bharti Airtel is in talks with domestic smartphone vendors including Karbonn, Lava and Micromax to develop an affordable 4G device aimed at 2G subscribers.
Broadband Success Partners' Jack Burton argues that 5G is not the competitive threat to cable that many once thought it would be.
Network operators are seeking a wider ecosystem of vendors to increase choice and acceleration innovation.
Analysts have derided early FWA services in 5G as relatively small-scale operations. But new products, technologies and spectrum resources could change the calculation.
As other countries look to national technology providers, the UK's lack of homegrown alternatives to Huawei is a concern.
Telcos report much less roaming for summer 2020, as consultation closes on renewing EU roaming regulations after 2022.
Set-top juggernaut Skyworth and chipmaker Amlogic combine on IP-powered 'accelerator' box underpinned by Reference Design Kit software.
China has a long way to go in providing a fair and equitable domestic cybersecurity environment.
Patrick Drahi makes €2.5B ($3B) offer to buy out smaller shareholders in the telecoms company.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Czech operators unhappy at 5G auction conditions; Vodafone's spare processing power helps in coronavirus fight; Google adds a Finnish data center.
Radio hardware is an expensive and difficult proposition, but one way to address this barrier to market competition and bring the benefits of scale to more vendors is through open RU reference designs.
PacketFabric's Anna Claiborne explains the formula for successfully leading a diverse team, the top cybersecurity concerns facing the telecom industry, and her professional advice for other women in comms.
Stephen Wilkus of Spectrum Financial Partners, Moise Advisory and JMA Wireless provide detailed Auction 105 results in terms of spectrum and location.
EarthLink, which has tried to renew an expiring wholesale deal with Charter, alleges that the cable operator is duping subs into switching providers and tarnishing the EarthLink brand.
Collaboration aimed at easing pain of multi-vendor NFV integration and to speed up time to market for 5G-based services.
Ericsson said that 'with any nascent technology, including O-RAN, security cannot be an afterthought.' The move comes amid a rise in open RAN interest.
Cable operators have raked in broadband subs during the pandemic, but the reasons behind the surge run far and deep, according to a top industry analyst.
The Chinese equipment giant is facing eviction from networks in some of Europe's biggest markets.
Ireland's data regulator says Facebook has to stop transferring data to the US about EU users, after the EU's top court struck down Privacy Shield.
Heavy Reading's Gabriel Brown discusses how O-RAN is gathering momentum in 5G networks and why that matters. He also weighs in on operator moves to embrace standalone 5G, and what's holding some of them back.