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Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile are neck and neck in 5G speeds – report
News Analysis | 12/3/2020

New findings from OpenSignal show a surprising parity in 5G download speeds among AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile. But, as always, the devil is in the details.

Huawei can expect more European hardship in the Biden era
Morris Lore | 12/3/2020

As opinion swings against China, Huawei's regional difficulties could mount when Joe Biden enters the White House.

Huawei, ZTE cushioned by China
News Analysis | 12/3/2020

Dell'Oro Group finds the two Chinese suppliers making revenue-share inroads in the worldwide telecoms equipment market, thanks to heavy domestic spending.

AT&T nears deal for You.i TV
News Analysis | 12/3/2020

Acquisition of Canada-based You.i TV will bring key technologies in-house that enable AT&T and its WarnerMedia unit to build apps for an array of mobile and TV-based streaming devices from a single codebase.

Arm: Regulators to take 'good look' at Nvidia sale
News Analysis | 12/3/2020

Nvidia's $40 billion purchase of UK chipmaker Arm may not be a done deal, with Arm's CEO saying he expects regulators 'to take a good look.'

US cable network peak usage is surging again
News Analysis | 12/3/2020

Following a summer of stability, upstream and downstream traffic has been rising steadily in recent weeks. Cable operator network spending in Q3 indicates that MSOs were preparing for this latest surge.

Fixed wireless access is 5G's first killer app
News Analysis | 12/3/2020

5G has found a hit with fixed wireless access, which is taking off in some regions.

Eurobites: Eutelsat beams Konnect broadband to Brits
News Analysis | 12/3/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone hopes for AR specs appeal; Nokia knocks up more private networks; Slovenian winemaker toasts 10G XGS-PON.

Standalone security: The impact of slicing and total cost of ownership
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 12/3/2020

SPONSORED: Many enterprise customers expect that 5G security slices will be fully hardened and automated as 5G cores (5GC) are commercialized.

Orange plans spending splurge after tax bonanza
News Analysis | 12/3/2020

France-based operator considers buying out majority shareholders in Orange Belgium.

Discovery+ preps for January 4 US debut, starting at $4.99
News Analysis | 12/2/2020

Programmer's new premium streaming service will try to accelerate subscriber growth through a partnership with Verizon focused on the carrier's mobile, 5G Home and Fios customer base.

Sharing is hard: Debate builds over ESC in 3.5GHz spectrum
News Analysis | 12/2/2020

Environmental Sensing Capability (ESC) networks are a cornerstone of spectrum sharing in the 3.5GHz band. But there's a growing debate about whether they are effective.

Viaero, Airspan hint at fixed wireless C-band ambitions
News Analysis | 12/2/2020

A testing request from wireless network operator Viaero hints at fixed wireless services in the C-band using equipment from Airspan and BEC Technologies.

Cable drove 33% of US mobile subscriber growth in Q3 – analyst
News Analysis | 12/2/2020

US cable operators ended the period with 4.8 million mobile lines and remain a significant source of share growth even as all industry players continue to chase after T-Mobile.

SoftBank's $690M Sinch stake a customer service bet
News Analysis | 12/2/2020

Japan's SoftBank Group grabs a tenth of Sinch, as Facebook and Salesforce also make acquisitions in the booming customer engagement industry.

Vietnam says good morning to 5G
News Analysis | 12/2/2020

Viettel launches country's first commercial 5G trial using a mixture of imported and homegrown kit.

Will Alkira's CBaaS shine in a sea of SASE suppliers?
News Analysis | 12/2/2020

Alkira's goal is that CBaaS will assist enterprises in connecting their business applications wherever they're housed – connecting sites together such as data centers or branches on a global scale.

India's Vodafone Idea goes for a tariff hike
News Analysis | 12/2/2020

The decision looks risky in a market where market leader Reliance Jio still offers rock-bottom rates.

Eurobites: Openreach goes after TalkTalk for missing millions
News Analysis | 12/2/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: no more copper in Salisbury; Orange builds new cable repair ship; Enea gets it on with Matrixx.

Nokia hails 'native' green credentials of 5G networks
News Analysis | 12/2/2020

5G may be more energy efficient in terms of watts per bit, but rising data traffic and hardware power consumption remain a challenge.

Vodafone touts UK's first 5G 'edge' service with AWS
News Analysis | 12/2/2020

Forthcoming soft launch will deliver sub-10-millisecond connections from a center in London, say the companies.

Why 2021 should be the year uCPE (finally) makes its mark
Column | 12/2/2020

Omdia expects uCPE revenues to more than triple to reach $93.5 million in 2021 and then $1.78 billion by 2024. Enterprise SD-WAN is a key driver of all that growth.

Verizon's DSS comes up short in new 5G tests
News Analysis | 12/1/2020

Signals Research Group used high-end testing equipment to check out Verizon's new Dynamic Spectrum Sharing (DSS) technology. 'We can't help but be disappointed,' the firm concluded.

FuboTV buys Balto Sports for move into online sports wagering
News Analysis | 12/1/2020

Timing of launch hasn't been announced, but FuboTV said last month that new sports wagering service would complement its 'sports-first' focus by driving higher subscriber engagement and improving churn.

Open RAN might not save you much after all
Morris Lore | 12/1/2020

The hyped technology is unlikely to make a huge difference in what telcos invest and even threatens to run up a bigger opex bill.

Pluto TV tunes in free Showtime channel
News Analysis | 12/1/2020

The free, ad-based streaming service debuts Showtime Selects, a digital channel featuring Showtime originals. ViacomCBS's move expands Pluto TV's lineup and provides upgrade opportunities for Showtime.

Qualcomm hopes Snapdragon 888 will widen its 5G lead
News Analysis | 12/1/2020

Qualcomm released a new top-tier Snapdragon applications processor for smartphones, a move that could help the company solidify its leading position in 5G silicon.

Ting Internet's top priority: Boost 'build velocity'
CxO Spotlight | 12/1/2020

Jill Szuchmacher, an exec late of Google Fiber, is Ting Internet's new chief strategy officer. One of her key aims is to accelerate the company's ability to deploy FTTP networks.

Omdia's Pablo Tomasi on the 2021 outlook for private networks
LRTV Interviews | 12/1/2020

Light Reading's Phil Harvey and Omdia's Pablo Tomasi recap the latest Informa Tech event, Private Networks in a 5G World.

Zoom booms, but share price gloom looms
News Analysis | 12/1/2020

Zoom sees 367% year-on-year revenue growth in the third quarter, but a jump in free user numbers causes profit margins to dip 14.7%.

Bouygues Telecom gets the 5G ball rolling
News Analysis | 12/1/2020

Nationwide coverage targeted for the end of next year, but Huawei replacement strategy still unclear.

The vendor business suddenly looks very different
News Analysis | 12/1/2020

Geopolitics is having a major impact on the vendor landscape in telecom.

Podcast: SASE glues together security and networking
LRTV Interviews | 12/1/2020

Dell'Oro's Mauricio Sanchez joins the podcast to explain how SASE brings together networking and security technologies, and what this new trend means for service providers and enterprises.

Eurobites: Ericsson's 5G blows into Greece with WIND Hellas
News Analysis | 12/1/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ziggo adds probes to boost network performance; Colt upgrades its SD-WAN offering; Iskratel touts new OLT for easier virtualization.

Telia Lithuania adds to Huawei's European pain
News Analysis | 12/1/2020

Mobile operator has already signed up Ericsson as its network partner for 5G.

Telcos, vendors back new TMF test platform for interoperable IT
News Analysis | 12/1/2020

The TM Forum's much-publicized Open Digital Architecture could enjoy a boost from the latest move.

TV retrans battles heat up for the holidays
News Analysis | 11/30/2020

AT&T, Dish are duking it out with broadcasters as carriage contracts near their end and potential TV blackouts loom.

Dish puts fiber into its 5G diet
News Analysis | 11/30/2020

Dish inked fiber agreements with Everstream, Segra, Uniti and Zayo in order to connect its planned 5G cell towers with the country's wider Internet backbone.

Pai preps to say bye-bye to FCC
News Analysis | 11/30/2020

Ajit Pai will step down from the FCC on January 20, paving the way for an incoming Biden administration to rework the US government agency in charge of the telecom industry.

Ericsson cranks up 5G forecast (again)
News Analysis | 11/30/2020

Due to higher-than-expected 5G take-up in China, Ericsson raises its global 5G subscription forecast from 190 million to 220 million by the end of the year.

Three UK hits reset on IT and 5G overhaul
News Analysis | 11/30/2020

COVID-19, an IT overhaul and the swap-out of Huawei equipment are all consuming the attention of Susan Buttsworth, Three's chief operating officer.

Comcast: Cybersecurity system has blocked 6 billion threats in 2020
News Analysis | 11/30/2020

Cable op started offering its xFi Advanced Security product as a free add-on to millions of customers using eligible gateways back in January.

Japan and India join forces over 5G to combat China
News Analysis | 11/30/2020

Japan and India are set to sign a memorandum of understanding to offset the growing influence of China in the country, according to media reports.

China Mobile set to launch 5G messaging by year-end
News Analysis | 11/30/2020

RCS-based platform 5G messaging, developed by the three big Chinese operators, looks set to make its commercial debut.

Trump moves to blacklist Chinese chipmaker SMIC
News Analysis | 11/30/2020

The Trump administration appears poised to add Shanghai's Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp to a list of companies linked to China's military.

Open RAN's a winner, UK decides, as it closes door on Huawei
News Analysis | 11/30/2020

The UK government is intervening in its telecom sector to a dangerous degree as it backs specific firms and technologies.

Drahi faces opposition over Altice buyout offer
News Analysis | 11/30/2020

Lucerne Capital Management outlines its objections in a hard-hitting letter to the Altice Europe board.

Eurobites: Nokia doubles down in Africa
News Analysis | 11/30/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UK explores satellite/5G combo; Apple fined by Italian regulator over iPhone claims; Saudi Telecom's CEO to step down.

Managed Wi-Fi: The Tier 2-3 MSO story
Guest Perspectives | 11/30/2020

To gain a deeper understanding of the managed Wi-Fi actions and attitudes of small and mid-sized cable operators, we interviewed 11 cable executives during Q4 2020.

Comcast preps higher rates, hidden fees for New Year's Day
News Analysis | 11/27/2020

No. 1 US cable operator plans to raise monthly rates for both cable TV and Internet service on January 1, along with its 'hidden' broadcast TV and regional sports network fees.

UK launches new regulator to go after tech titans
News Analysis | 11/27/2020

From April, the UK's new Digital Markets Unit will go after the biggest tech firms and enforce a new code about how they deal with rivals and users.

Albany Marine base to sport 'made in the USA' 5G network
News Analysis | 11/27/2020

The US Department of Defense's test network is part of a $600 million project that is intended to strengthen the US in its 5G competitiveness.

Will IIC technology save America's 5G?
News Analysis | 11/27/2020

NTIA has floated a technology called IIC that would allow US military commanders to tell operators like AT&T and Verizon when they can – and can't – use government spectrum for 5G.

India’s Airtel gets its mojo back in 2020
News Analysis | 11/27/2020

India's Bharti Airtel has significantly consolidated its position as it puts up an intense fight against Jio for market leadership.

It’s a fair FiberCop, says Europe’s competition watchdog
News Analysis | 11/27/2020

European Commission sees no problem in FiberCop's ownership structure and its absorption of Telecom Italia's last-mile network assets.

WiCipedia: Is Singapore the land of opportunity for women in tech?
WiCipedia | 11/27/2020

This week in our WiC roundup: Sometimes jobs in the White House can actually lead to good; is Singapore Silicon Valley 2.0?; validation and recognition for LGBTQ tech workers; and more.

Axiata rebounds but warns of COVID-19 pressures
News Analysis | 11/27/2020

Southeast Asian telco group Axiata has bounced back from its mid-year pandemic slump, doubling Q3 earnings on revenue growth and stronger cost management.

Huawei founder says Honor sale sets it free
News Analysis | 11/27/2020

Ren Zhengfei urges Honor employees to turn the budget brand into Huawei's biggest rival.

Eurobites: Proximus seals JV for Flanders fiber rollout
News Analysis | 11/27/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Plymouth hosts 5G marine testbed; Ericsson upgrades Mozambique's TMCEL; Swisscom spotlights 5G startups.

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.

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