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5G on the Menu at Davos
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1/22/2020  |  Post a comment
CEOs at Ericsson and Verizon talk 5G realities amidst a mass of marketing talk and techno-babble about the next-gen communications standard at The World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
Rogers Still Seeking Ignite TV Spark
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1/22/2020  |  Post a comment
Rogers' video sub losses moderated in Q4, but the big Canadian MSO continues to shed TV customers at a steady clip after completing its rollout of Ignite TV, a syndicated version of Comcast's X1 video platform.
Verizon Teams With Google Stadia to Pump 1-Gig Fios
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1/22/2020  |  1 comment
Partnership bundles 1-Gig Fios with the Stadia Premiere Edition package, with a focus on 4K resolution and plans for Verizon to pitch similar perks to new Verizon 5G Home customers.
Big Questions Ducked in Huawei CFO Extradition Case
Morris Lore  | 
1/22/2020  |  1 comment
Meng Wanzhou's defense rests mainly on the fact that Canada is on relatively good terms with Iran.
Vapor IO Nets $90M for Edge Computing Buildout
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1/22/2020  |  Post a comment
Funding from Berkshire Partners and Crown Castle will go to build mini data centers for edge computing around the US.
VMware Extends Its SD-WAN Tentacles With Nyansa Acquisition
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1/22/2020  |  Post a comment
VMware will acquire networking startup to extend SD-WAN optimization to the LAN, helping service providers build enterprise business.
Eurobites: Deutsche Telekom Piggybacks Glasfaser's Fiber in Germany
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1/22/2020  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Portugal's MEO opts for Allot security; Vodafone pulls out of Libra digital currency project; robots in Davos.
Connected Car Industry Struggles With C-V2X vs. DSRC Questions
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1/22/2020  |  Post a comment
Momentum around C-V2X is growing as automakers such as Ford promise to equip all new cars with the technology by 2022.
MWC2020: Smart Biz Models & Edge in the Spotlight
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1/22/2020  |  Post a comment
Heavy Reading senior analyst James Crawshaw is heading to MWC and expects to be chatting about smart business models, Industry X.0, edge and more in Barcelona.
Telcos Might Get Payment Breather in AGR Case in India
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1/22/2020  |  Post a comment
India's government seems prepared to listen to the country's ailing service providers, but the future remains bleak for one of them.
Netflix Adds 8.76M Subs Worldwide in Q4
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1/21/2020  |  2 comments
Streaming giant sees subs slow in the US and Canada but remains confident of its 'big headstart' on new streaming rivals such as Disney+ and Apple TV+.
Startup Intros NB-IoT Cow Capsule, Inks Deal With TDC
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1/21/2020  |  Post a comment
South Korean startup intros digestible NB-IoT capsule for cows, links up with TDC, as carriers and startups look to agribusiness for more IoT revenue.
Verizon Notches Connected Car Win Against AT&T
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1/21/2020  |  Post a comment
Verizon snatched some Audi business away from AT&T, partly thanks to its support of eSIM technology in connected cars. But it might be more of a moral victory for Verizon than a major shift.
Skylo Ready to Launch Global NB-IoT Satellite-Based Network in Summer 2020
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1/21/2020  |  3 comments
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  |  2 comments
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  |  2 comments
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  |  1 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  |  1 comment
Policymakers in Europe's biggest economy are struggling to arrive at a decision about the controversial Chinese vendor.
After 10 Years & $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  |  3 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  |  Post a comment
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  |  7 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
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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.
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