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Skylo Ready to Launch Global NB-IoT Satellite-Based Network in Summer 2020
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1/21/2020  |  Post a comment
Startup Skylo says it is ready to bring NB-IoT to the world, using satellites and inexpensive hubs.
SmarTone Preps 5G Enterprise Apps as It Targets Mid-Year Launch
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1/21/2020  |  Post a comment
The Hong Kong operator is mainly excited about the enterprise opportunity as it rolls out its 5G network.
Disney+ Accelerates Its European Invasion
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1/21/2020  |  Post a comment
Disney's subscription VoD service sets March 24 debut in the UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Austria and Switzerland, a week earlier than expected.
Frontier Preps for New Chapter
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1/21/2020  |  Post a comment
Unfortunately, that new chapter looks likely to be Chapter 11.
Eurobites: Vodafone Tweaks Wholesale Terms With CityFibre to Speed 'Gigafast' Rollout
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1/21/2020  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: A1 flips 5G switch in Austria; ADVA connects trains over 5G in Spain; handset sales slump at Dixons Carphone.
Podcast: The US Government's $1B Plans to Beat Huawei
The Philter  | 
1/21/2020  |  Post a comment
The US government's push to invest in open radio access networks is part of a broader effort – and multiple $1B proposals – to beat the Chinese telecom industrial complex.
The Telecoms.com Podcast: Open RAN, Europe & US Convergence
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1/21/2020  |  Post a comment
Open RAN, Europe and Verizon feel the pod-love this week.
CityFibre Expands UK Empire With £200M Acquisition
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1/21/2020  |  Post a comment
Snaps up TalkTalk's FibreNation unit, a move that puts even greater pressure on national fixed access operator Openreach.
Germany Keeps World Guessing on Huawei
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1/20/2020  |  Post a comment
Policymakers in Europe's biggest economy are struggling to arrive at a decision about the controversial Chinese vendor.
After 10 Years and $34B, Australia's NBN Falls Short
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1/20/2020  |  2 comments
Despite Australian ambitions to build a world-leading broadband network, the state-funded project has left the country trailing in broadband rankings.
Eurobites: Huawei Takes TomTom Route to Plug Google Navigation Gap
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1/20/2020  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EU bigwig plays down the Huawei-shaped hole in 5G rollout; Ericsson researches 5G in France; Telefónica's flexibility impresses rubber giant.
Vietnam Makes Big Bet on Homegrown 5G
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1/20/2020  |  2 comments
The country's biggest telecom operator is set to launch a 5G network based on technology it developed internally.
CenturyLink Inks $1.6B Networking Deal With US Interior Department
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1/20/2020  |  3 comments
SD-WAN, multicloud connectivity and security services are among the technologies CenturyLink will bring to bear for the agency's more than 65,000 employees, 280,000 volunteers and 2,400 operating locations.
Meet the Biggest Private Wireless Network Operator You've Never Heard of
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1/20/2020  |  1 comment
Infrastructure Networks covers 130,000 square miles of US territory with a high-speed 4G LTE network. But its services aren't designed for mobile phones.
DoCoMo Claims It Can Smash the 5G Glass Barrier
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1/17/2020  |  Post a comment
NTT shows off a new window that millimeter wave 5G signals can be transmitted through.
Charter Gets Noisy About Owning Spectrum for 4G, 5G
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1/17/2020  |  6 comments
Charter is looking to test big mobile networks in New York City and Los Angeles, a further indication of the company's interest in 'owner's economics' in the mobile industry.
Data Tsunami Is Environmental Disaster in the Making
Morris Lore  | 
1/17/2020  |  1 comment
Some of the world's biggest tech companies are jumping on the green bandwagon, but their efforts are unlikely to be enough.
'Streaming Wars' Haven't Seized Much Ground From Netflix & Amazon – Study
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1/17/2020  |  6 comments
Recent debuts by Disney+ and Apple TV+ have attracted subs, but they have not inflicted many wounds upon top incumbent OTTs, serving more as a complement than a direct competitor, new research finds.
WiCipedia: CES Recap, Salary Reveals & Outdated Advertising
WiCipedia  | 
1/17/2020  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: Ivanka's CES keynote goes off 'without a hitch'; sharing salary info is the new talking about sex; advertisers keep tripping over their own shoelaces; and more.
Taiwan Calls Temporary Halt on $4.6B Auction
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1/17/2020  |  Post a comment
Taiwan's regulator has put its 5G spectrum auction on hold following the withdrawal of one bidder.
Australia Ponders Fire-Proof Networks
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1/17/2020  |  Post a comment
As the fires rage, Australia's telcos consider the nature of their future networks.
Eurobites: Trump's Huawei Threats Are Nothing but Bluster, Says EU Bigwig
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1/17/2020  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: South Africa's broadband slowed by subsea cable faults; BT boss says PM's fiber plan won't happen unless rollout rules change; mental health experts demand social media data from tech giants.
NBCU's Peacock to Stream Free Tier, 2 Premium Tiers
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1/16/2020  |  9 comments
Service set to launch on April 15 to Comcast X1 and Flex customers, roll out nationally on July 15. Peacock expects to have 30-35 million domestic accounts and $2.5 billion in annual revenues by end of 2024.
Spectrum Shift: Anterix Says It's Not Another Ligado
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1/16/2020  |  Post a comment
Anterix is asking the FCC to issue new rules that would allow 4G in its spectrum holdings. In that respect Anterix is like Ligado -- except Ligado is reportedly nearing bankruptcy.
Podcast: NTT CTO Ettienne Reinecke on the Edge Evolution
CxO Spotlight  | 
1/16/2020  |  Post a comment
NTT's CTO Ettienne Reinecke joins the podcast to shine a light on the most disruptive tech trends he sees for enterprises in the coming year. Many of them are closely linked to a surge in computing capacity and tech development at the network's edge.
Sensors Move to the Fore in the Internet of Bins
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1/16/2020  |  Post a comment
Berg Insight says 1.5 million smart waste sensors will be installed worldwide by 2023, as NB-IoT and LoRa start to come to the fore in the smart waste sensor market.
ZTE Aims to Raise $1.66B to Fund 5G R&D
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1/16/2020  |  Post a comment
Chinese vendor looks to issue new shares to ten institutional investors to raise funds for 5G research and development and general 'working capital.'
Comcast to Pay Out $1.14M in Settlement With Minnesota AG
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1/16/2020  |  Post a comment
Settlement includes refunds and debt relief for more than 30,000 Comcast customers stemming from complaint focused on overcharging, hidden fees and early termination fees.
Introducing the Latest 5G Trend: Hiding It
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1/16/2020  |  2 comments
As the wireless industry gears up to deploy hundreds of thousands of small cells in the US over the coming years, a cottage industry is developing around the need to hide all this equipment.
Eurobites: O2 Turns to Open RAN to Boost UK Coverage
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1/16/2020  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Sky Mobile sets out its 5G stall; Ericsson pushes eSIM offering; SFR's mission-critical push-to-talk service rides the rails.
NYC OKs 9 Providers to Expand 5G Coverage
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1/15/2020  |  2 comments
Deal will allow providers to install more 5G equipment on street lamps and traffic lights.
Comcast Tries to Squash Altitude TV's Antitrust Lawsuit
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1/15/2020  |  Post a comment
Calls regional sport net's suit a 'transparent maneuver to gain negotiating leverage,' and says complaint falls well short of a valid antitrust claim.
US Senators Propose More Than $1B for Open RAN to Fight Huawei
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1/15/2020  |  1 comment
US politicians from across the political divide want to spend hundreds of millions to shore up US alternatives to the controversial Chinese vendor.
Verizon, Vodafone, Others Team Up for 'Interoperable' 5G Specs
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1/15/2020  |  1 comment
América Móvil, KT, Rogers, Telstra, Verizon and Vodafone announced the formation of the new 5G Future Forum to 'collaborate to develop interoperable 5G specifications.' Details, though, are scarce.
US Pay-TV Losses to Improve Slightly in 2020, Remain Ugly – Analyst
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1/15/2020  |  Post a comment
Decline of traditional pay-TV will continue this year as virtual MVPDs raise prices and as viewing continues to shift away from live TV amid the rise of OTT-delivered on-demand services.
Eurobites: France to Force VoD Giants to Fund Local Productions
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1/15/2020  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom forms fiber joint venture; Belgian fraud detection startup raises €1.5 million; Liberty Global reshuffles in Europe.
Quibi Faces Struggle Against Free Social Media
The Bauminator  | 
1/15/2020  |  Post a comment
Quibi's stated purpose – filling in short gaps in the day – means the new phone-focused short video service won't necessarily compete with the likes of Netflix, Hulu and other OTTs, analyst says.
UK PM Is Right: Where Is Huawei Alternative?
Morris Lore  | 
1/15/2020  |  4 comments
Boris Johnson raises an important question about the structure of the telecom industry as the UK comes under Chinese and US pressure over its imminent decision on whether to ban Huawei from Britain's 5G market.
Huawei Sets Up New Cloud & AI Unit
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1/15/2020  |  Post a comment
The Chinese equipment giant has set up a new business unit that it says marks a big shift in its ICT strategy.
Equinix Expands to 'Emerging True Edge' With Packet Acquisition
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1/15/2020  |  Post a comment
Packet will enable Equinix to go beyond its traditional data center footprint to put compute in central offices, tower basestations and other edge locations.
Samsung's TeleWorld Acquisition Signals Broader US Ambitions
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1/14/2020  |  Post a comment
Samsung's purchase of TeleWorld Solutions this week likely reflects the company's desire to both sell to additional North American operators while re-igniting its growth in the region.
Pivotal Starts Shipping 5G Repeater to Verizon
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1/14/2020  |  Post a comment
Pivotal claims it can shoot 5G signals into a living room with its Echo unit.
TiVo Seeks 'Win' in the Streaming Wars With New OTT Device
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1/14/2020  |  Post a comment
But embedding TiVo's software, interface and recommendations engines inside smart TVs will play a critical role in TiVo's post-merger future with Xperi, CEO David Shull says.
Foreign Providers Play China Card in US 5G Gambit
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1/14/2020  |  1 comment
The 'race to 5G' between the US and China is now at the heart of a renewed effort by a group of European and Canadian satellite companies to get money from the sale of C-Band spectrum for 5G in the US.
What Are the Biggest Threats to Today's Major Telecom Vendors?
News Analysis  | 
1/14/2020  |  2 comments
We asked the industry about the biggest threats to the major vendors and the answer was loud and clear – open source.
Equinix Acquires Packet for Bare Metal Edge Automation
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1/14/2020  |  Post a comment
Packet provides Equinix with beefed up multicloud and edge services for enterprise customers.
The Telecoms.com Podcast: CES, Huawei & Farmers
LRTV Documentaries  | 
1/14/2020  |  Post a comment
The core podding crew returns from festive sloth to talk CES, Huawei and, erm, Northern Irish farmers.
Kaltura's Nuno Sanches: TV Undergoing a 'Generational Transformation'
CxO Spotlight  | 
1/14/2020  |  Post a comment
Former Vodafone exec aims to broaden Kaltura's technology and influence around the globe as new and legacy video and TV services head into the cloud.
Nokia to Cut 180 Finnish Jobs in 2020
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1/14/2020  |  Post a comment
The giant equipment vendor is cutting 3% of jobs in Finland this year as it tries to restore profitability.
flexiWAN Offers Escape From SD-WAN Black Box
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1/14/2020  |  Post a comment
Startup flexiWAN debuts customizable, open source SD-WAN software, to give service providers an alternative to reselling the same SD-WAN services as everybody else.
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