Asia-Pacific operators are leading the world in the transition to next-generation PON, experts told the Light Reading Next-Gen Broadband APAC event.
Flex, a streaming product for Comcast's broadband-only customers, represents the 'new television,' company chairman and CEO Brian Roberts says.
India's mega spectrum auction ended in two days, raising INR778 billion (US$10.6 billion). As anticipated, service providers went for spectrum up for renewal.
Operator Connect function to allow calls to be placed over the PSTN, part of a raft of Teams updates announced for Microsoft Ignite.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Tesco Mobile boss slams sneaky price increases during a time of pandemic; EU antitrust boss issues recovery reminder; a data center for DRC.
'Traditional' pay-TV providers lost 1.35 million subs in the period, offset by a gain of almost 500,000 among virtual multichannel video programming distributors, according to Craig Moffett's latest 'Cord-Cutting Monitor.'
Zoom's run of good luck isn't over, with $882 million of Q4 revenues beating expectations, amid new bets on call centers and Zoom Phone.
Broadband operators can expect higher upstream traffic post-COVID, even as downstream returns to previous levels.
Consumers are being priced out of the pay-TV market, but Charter has a role to play in selling streaming packages as a 'storefront and an aggregator,' CEO Tom Rutledge says.
Reliance on Ericsson in the core and Nokia as a fixed broadband vendor gives the Dutch incumbent a multivendor network, says its chief technology officer.
The GSMA expects up to 50,000 attendees at its MWC show in Barcelona. Ericsson, Huawei, Telefónica, Parallel Wireless and AT&T confirmed they will be there. Others are still deciding.
Ligado's Doug Smith addresses questions on how the company's L-band spectrum might aid C-band auction winners, and whether he has fielded any purchase inquiries.
TVN Ventures, a unit of T-Mobile, has agreed to provide MobiTV with $15.5 million in DIP financing to avoid an asset 'fire sale.' T-Mobile, which launched its new TVision service in late 2020, is MobiTV's top customer.
In a bid for rivals' 2G subscribers, India's pure-play 4G telco Reliance Jio has come up with two bundled offers for its 4G low-price handset, JioPhone.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom teams up on urban data; Openreach goes with Viavi for network management; Proximus in Bruges.
So-called 'loi anti-Huawei' poses a challenge for two of France's four mobile operators that have relied on the China-based vendor in the past.
Fewer eyeballs are fixed on pay-TV and the economics of a linear cable TV service are getting 'worse and worse every year,' CEO Dexter Goei tells CNBC.
Verizon's customer support implied that 5G will drain customers' phone batteries. What they really meant is that 5G is not yet worth using.
Digital Colony will take Boingo private in a transaction valued at around $854 million. It's Marc Ganzi's latest step toward 'digital infrastructure' convergence.
Lumen is partnering with Zoom to launch the Zoom Phone, a cloud phone system that provides customers with the ability to migrate on-premises calling systems to a cloud platform which also includes Zoom Meetings, Chat, Rooms and Webinar capabilities.
The German incumbent is weighing options for its infrastructure while the region's powerbrokers continue to advance.
Orby TV has shut down and now steers affected customers to a promo with Dish Network that includes one 'Wally' HD receiver and an option to switch over for as low as $100 when activation fees are factored in.
MobiTV, a pay-TV tech partner to T-Mobile and several MSOs, could end up selling most of its assets. Its list of creditors include Rackspace, Silicon Valley Bank, MPEG LA, Comcast and several programmers.
German owner Deutsche Telekom promised a combo would employ more staff, but 6% of jobs have disappeared.
The Biden administration will put into force sweeping Trump-era measures against importing Chinese technology into the US, to IBM and Amazon's horror.
Government seeks to better regulate its sprawling mobile apps market.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone's European integration plan trundles into action; MTN Syria fights judicial guardianship ruling; Hyperoptic does its bit for the digital divide.
Spectrum woes, high taxes and more combine to make life difficult.
Juniper says that by now bringing telemetry data from Session Smart Routers into the Mist AI engine, customers can better manage service levels across the WAN, and proactively detect anomalies to improve user experience.
The discussion is no longer about offering a low-margin OTT-TV service out of Comcast's footprint, but about generating scale for a broader platform supported by a much more diverse economic ecosystem.
MSO needs to buy more smaller operators and apply a model that de-emphasizes video and pushes broadband penetration if Cable One is to 'sustain its stratospheric value,' MoffettNathanson's Craig Moffett says.
According to Reuters, Huawei – in collaboration with Chinese automakers – is gearing up to make electric vehicles under its own brand.
TikTok and Kuaishou rival Lomotif is bought for $125 million by a consortium led by Ted Farnsworth, as the short video industry gets a little more crowded.
As demand for connectivity increases, it's time to begin defining the 6G standard, and understanding the benefits and challenges that 6G will present.
'We're pretty optimistic about open RAN and its ability to do a number of things,' says Dave Mayo, who recently assembled the leadership team for Dish's four network regions.
Requirement to move straight to standalone version of 5G causes some ructions.
5G has delivered a boost to the bottom line for SmarTone and Taiwan Mobile, financial filings reveal, in one of the first signs of 5G uplift outside Korea.
Europe's biggest operator had its most successful year ever in 2020, but investors do not seem to have noticed.
This week in our WiC roundup: New study reports gender equality in tech stats; Google seeks to improve image; the best cities for women in tech in 2021; and more.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Cellnex grows revenues 55% in 2020; Three UK updates on network upgrades; Brexit threatens UK's fintech future, says government-led report.
Indian government issues new regulations for digital media, including Internet firms, OTT platforms and online news.
'New DirecTV,' consisting of the DirecTV satellite service, U-verse TV and AT&T TV, will operate as AT&T's US video unit. The transaction values the entity at about $16.25 billion.
And that's just fine and dandy. Amid its pursuit of a 'broadband-first' strategy, WOW, which has about 308,000 video subs, expects its pay-TV base to dip below the 100,000 mark within three years, CFO says.
Launch of Xfinity Stream app on Flex enables broadband-only subscribers to add contract-free pay-TV services, starting with a baseline 'Choice TV' package that includes major local broadcast channels.
UScellular dropped out when prices reached $76 million. Dish Network dropped out after prices reached $218 million. And, finally, T-Mobile tapped out after round 30, when prices hit $240 million.
Turn off Abba's 'Dancing Queen' and stopper the aquavit – the Chinese hit back at Ericsson with an even lighter product.
CFO hails 2020 as one of the most successful financial years in the company's history.
Aim is to accelerate the development of the Generic Access Platform, an emerging node standard for HFC networks that can slot in service modules for DOCSIS, PON, mobile/wireless and, potentially, edge compute.
Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile are collectively spending almost $90 billion on C-band spectrum licenses. These seven charts show exactly what they're buying.
Artificial intelligence has brought efficiency for operators but little in the way of additional revenues.