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The Telecoms.com Podcast: Live, Latin Fiber & Telco AI
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11/12/2019  |  Post a comment
This week on the pod: events, dear boy, events. Oh, and fiber innovation in Latin America.
Rural Carrier MobileNation Apparently Shutting Down in January
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11/12/2019  |  Post a comment
MobileNation offers wireless service in parts of Tennessee and Kentucky, and may be close to shutting down. The company isn't answering questions.
Frequent Telco Buyer GTT: It's All About Networking, Not Infrastructure
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11/12/2019  |  Post a comment
After buying several telcos, GTT looks to offload 'non-strategic' assets as it aims to provide networking services to large and multinational clients.
Eurobites: Germany's Big 3 Enter Network-Sharing Agreement to Tackle 'Dead Spots'
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11/12/2019  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson, Swisscom and Qualcomm team up on spectrum sharing; Telkom SA announcement prompts takeover talk; Telecom Italia's edge cloud takes flight.
Charter Syncs Up With Plume for Smart Home Management
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11/12/2019  |  Post a comment
MSO is powering a new Advanced In-Home WiFi with OpenSync as it pushes ahead with a plan to develop a broader smart home product and ecosystem.
Vodafone Registers Slight Sales Growth as Debts & Losses Pile Up
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11/12/2019  |  Post a comment
Takeover activity, 5G investments and unfriendly Indians are weighing heavily on the UK-based operator's financial performance, but at least revenues inched up.
Podcast: Juniper CEO Rami Rahim on 400G, AI & Being a Market Challenger
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11/12/2019  |  Post a comment
Phil Harvey and Kelsey Ziser interview Juniper CEO Rami Rahim about his thoughts on 400G, where AI will matter in the enterprise and what it will mean for service providers.
Ovum's Ed Barton on the Disney+ Launch
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11/12/2019  |  Post a comment
Disney is going all out on its new direct-to-consumer streaming channel, which has just launched in the US. Will all the company's dreams come true?
Here Are the 25 Cities Where Dish Will Probably Build 5G First
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11/12/2019  |  Post a comment
Dish promises to build a 5G network covering at least 70% of the US population by 2023. Based on new data from Tutela, here are the cities where Dish will probably start.
Could T-Mobile's Legere Clean Up the WeWork Mess?
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11/12/2019  |  Post a comment
WeWork may be looking at Legere as a clean-up CEO candidate for the troubled startup.
Big Overseas Bets Skewer Japanese Telcos
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11/12/2019  |  Post a comment
SoftBank and Rakuten report losses on investments in US firms, but one is a far more troubling prospect than the other.
Democrats Press FCC on Carriers' Sale of User Location Data
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11/11/2019  |  1 comment
A group of representatives in the House Energy and Commerce Committee reiterate request for a report from the FCC on wireless network operators' sale of customers' location information.
Helium Already Has Over 1,000 Hotspots in Its User-Made US IoT Network
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11/11/2019  |  2 comments
Helium users spend $495 on a hotspot to create a low-power, wide-area IoT network in the US that now is in 425 cities in the country.
Telcos Need 5G Innovation, but Who will Pay?
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11/11/2019  |  5 comments
The telecom ecosystem is failing just as 5G swings into view.
Eurobites: Vodafone Strikes Deal With Openreach to Widen Fiber Offer in UK
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Also in today's EMEA roundup: Zain chooses Ericsson for 5G buildout in Bahrain; Sky and the BBC get cozy; Vodacom profits up; Africa's broadband future.
Nokia in Line for 5G Contracts Worth up to $2.2B With Chinese Telcos
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11/11/2019  |  Post a comment
Finnish equipment vendor signs frame agreements with Chinese operators that could lead to lucrative contracts next year.
Meet the Execs Tapped to Build & Sell Dish's 5G Network
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11/11/2019  |  1 comment
Dish Network hired Marc Rouanne (of Nokia) and Stephen Bye (of Sprint) to build and sell its planned 5G network. Here's what they have to say about that.
Discovery Sizing Up Its Own OTT Play
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11/11/2019  |  Post a comment
Programmer looking at direct-to-consumer streaming service that would aggregate Discovery's programming and target US consumers who don't subscribe to pay-TV.
Telecom Italia Targets €1B in Cloud Sales With Google Tie-Up
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11/11/2019  |  1 comment
Can the ageing Italian operator and young American Internet giant find success at the edge of the network?
Analysts: T-Mobile's 'Uncarrier' News Didn't Sway Sprint Merger Critics
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11/8/2019  |  1 comment
T-Mobile's 'Uncarrier' announcements didn't sway Sprint merger opponents, according to Wall Street analysts.
Cable One Racks Up Record Margins Again
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11/8/2019  |  Post a comment
US cableco reports industry-best profit margins again after wrapping up its $526 million acquisition of Fidelity Communications last month.
Disney+ Gets Ready for Its Close-Up
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11/8/2019  |  Post a comment
The new OTT service, set to debut on November 12, represents a key piece of the puzzle as Disney plows ahead with a plan to transform itself into a direct-to-consumer streaming giant.
WiCipedia: Tech Falls High in Happiness Index & the Blue Collar-AI Struggle
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11/8/2019  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: Techies are pretty dang happy at work; AI's effect on female blue-collar workers; college students are majority female though tech workforce lags; and more.
ZTE Says Its China Experience Makes It a 5G Leader
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11/8/2019  |  Post a comment
Slamming Nokia's 5G lag, the Chinese vendor is in a bullish mood about its own 5G opportunity.
Telecom Italia Strikes Edge Alliance With Google as Sales Slide
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11/8/2019  |  Post a comment
The Italian phone incumbent announced a strategic alliance with Google on the development of edge computing services as it reported a further dip in sales.
Eurobites: United Group Agrees to Buy Bulgaria's Vivacom for €1.2B
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11/8/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Netnod pushes 400GE ports; EU Google-taming isn't working; C-V2X Plugtest revs up in Malaga.
Edge Computing Mini Data Centers Are Rolling Out for Real. What's Next?
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11/8/2019  |  Post a comment
Companies including EdgeMicro and Vapor IO have are building real, live, commercial mini data centers for edge computing. But what happens next is anyone's guess.
TiVo Predicts Spring 2020 Split
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11/7/2019  |  Post a comment
Ahead of plan to separate its products and intellectual property/licensing business by April 2020, TiVo expects to announce some leadership slots post-split in the coming weeks.
T-Mobile Makes Moves to Help Get Sprint Merger Done
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11/7/2019  |  Post a comment
A $15 phone plan and free 5G access for first responders are among T-Mobile's latest sweeteners to help get its Sprint merger closed.
Dish's Charlie Ergen: We Have No 'Plan B'
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11/7/2019  |  Post a comment
Dish makes key hires and proposes a $1 billion capital raise as company looks to push ahead on a wireless and mobile future that hinges on the T-Mobile/Sprint merger.
Dish's Pay-TV Biz Returns From the Dead
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11/7/2019  |  Post a comment
Led by gains at Sling TV, Dish added 148,000 net video subs in Q3, the first time the company has posted a positive pay-TV number in almost two years.
Liberty Global Revenue Slump Deepens
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11/7/2019  |  Post a comment
Europe's largest cable operator suffers continued revenue declines, largely due to steep video subscriber losses in its UK home market and Belgium.
T-Mobile Sets 5G Launch Date for Dec. 6
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11/7/2019  |  1 comment
The 600MHz 5G launch will cover 200 million people in the US.
Survey: Security Tops Benefits of SD-WAN Managed Services
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11/7/2019  |  Post a comment
Over 60% of 121 survey respondents listed 'better security' as a primary driver for managed SD-WAN services.
CommScope's Virtual CCAP Creeps Toward Reality
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11/7/2019  |  Post a comment
As it continues to play catch-up with Harmonic, CommScope says its virtual CCAP is in trials with cable ops and is slated for a commercial launch by the end of the year.
Digital Realty Defies Data Gravity
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11/7/2019  |  Post a comment
Digital Realty is launching a global data center architecture to help enterprises move data anywhere in the world.
Eurobites: Virgin Media Gets Picky, Loses 53,000 RGUs in Q3
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11/7/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BritBox launches in the UK; Intracom lands last-mile connectivity deal in South Africa; ARM still plans growth, despite quarterly loss.
How AI Will Impact Employment
LRTV Interviews  | 
11/7/2019  |  1 comment
Should people be worried about the impact that artificial intelligence deployments will have on the jobs market? Tractica Principal Analyst Mark Beccue shares his views.
DT Cuts Dividend on Spectrum Splurge but Lifts Outlook
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11/7/2019  |  Post a comment
The German operator recorded sales growth at all its operating units bar the ailing T-Systems business but blamed Germany's spectrum auction for its decision to cut dividends.
AT&T's FirstNet Buildout Includes Viaero, a Rural Huawei Customer
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11/6/2019  |  2 comments
Viaero has stepped forward as another rural provider that will build AT&T's FirstNet network in rural parts of the US. The only problem is that Viaero currently uses a lot of equipment from China's Huawei.
Roku Q3 Revenues Top Expectations but Losses Widen
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11/6/2019  |  Post a comment
Stock drops as losses accelerate, streaming player revenues dip versus Q2 and Roku sees a $5 million 'headwind' coming from expenses linked to its acquisition of ad-tech company dataxu.
Comcast Extends 'Flex' to Customer-Purchased Modems & Gateways
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11/6/2019  |  1 comment
Move allows Xfinity Flex customers to connect to the operator's new streaming service with retail-bought devices and sidestep additional fees for Comcast-supplied gateways.
Sprint's Roaming Fight With Shentel Heads to Arbitration
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11/6/2019  |  Post a comment
Shentel, a Sprint affiliate, said it can't agree to new roaming terms with the operator, so they're heading into arbitration instead. According to analysts, $5 million hangs in the balance.
'Real AI' & Racist Robots Preoccupy Telco Tech Heads
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11/6/2019  |  2 comments
Operators need to tread carefully amid widespread suspicion and warnings that more advanced AI systems will trigger upheaval.
What Europe's Top Telcos Are Doing with AI
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11/6/2019  |  1 comment
At the Telco AI Summit Europe event in London, Tractica Principal Analyst Mark Beccue talks about how some of Europe's largest telecom operators, including BT, Orange and Telecom Italia, are using AI tools to optimize network processes – and how it isn't all tied to 5G.
Huawei Denies Holding 5G Licensing Talks
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11/6/2019  |  1 comment
The Chinese equipment giant has not held direct talks with any US company about the licensing of its 5G technology, says the company's founder.
Eurobites: Virgin Gives BT the Heave-Ho, Goes With Vodafone for Mobile
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11/6/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Germany wavers on Huawei; Ofcom appoints interim boss; Jurassic Fibre lumbers into action; Zen gets £20 million to take on the big boys.
Meet SARA, the AI That May Be a Big Deal for Austria's Main Telco
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11/6/2019  |  Post a comment
A1 has developed an AI tool that could reduce the bill for 5G network deployment, ease planning and even lead to commercial opportunities with other service providers.
BT's Domingos on the Evolution of Network Monitoring
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11/6/2019  |  Post a comment
At the Software-Driven Operations event in London, BT's OSS Senior Solution Architect Manager José Domingos talks to Heavy Reading's James Crawshaw about the use of open source code to develop the UK operator's latest network monitoring tools.
Altice USA Adds a Mere 14K Mobile Lines in Q3
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11/6/2019  |  1 comment
Company expects mobile sales volumes to ramp up as it extends sales of its new mobile product beyond brick-and-mortar stores to online and digital distribution channels.
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