India's Reliance Jio Infocomm is planning to relaunch its low-cost 4G feature phone, JioPhone, in the first half of 2021, according to media reports.
Trump's exit may force Bolsonaro to bow to local industry demand to allow Huawei to participate in 5G.
Chen Zhongyue was previously executive vice president and deputy party secretary at China Telecom.
With hours left in the White House, Donald Trump waves one last fist at China's Huawei, revoking licenses for Intel and other suppliers to sell to it.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone gets in on the drones act; BT faces class action over landline charges; Deutsche Telekom eggheads investigate quantum-assisted artificial intelligence.
In part two of this series, Navisite COO Gina Murphy shares how the company is working with customers to assist their move to the cloud and help automate their operations.
Record-setting result for coveted mid-band spectrum comes as operators around the US prepare to shore up capacity for their 5G network deployments.
Developed by former Disney and Discovery execs, Struum is set to launch a credit-based offering that will aggregate and promote dozens of smaller, more niche-focused streaming services.
British authorities are infatuated with a technology they barely understand from either a technology or market perspective.
Supreme Administrative Court calls time on Chinese supplier's 5G hopes. Spectrum auction to start next Tuesday.
Vivint Internet announced plans to shut down service to 8,500 customers just two weeks before COVID-19 rampaged across the US. This is the story of the company's collapse.
In an eleventh-hour move, the Trump administration bans US investors from owning shares in Xiaomi and other Chinese tech companies.
Operators still leaning on price to drive 5G, waiting for new apps and use cases to drive usage even in northeast Asia, with 216 million subscribers.
Lawsuit brought by Spanish firm Top Optimized Technologies (TOT) against Vodafone and Huawei began in 2016.
This week in our WiC roundup: The argument for why jobs in tech shouldn't require a diploma; a new online community for women in UX; how language in job descriptions affects applicants; and more.
Some offer predictions and prognostications. Our former cloud analyst steps in with her reactions and reminds us that moving critical telco systems to the public cloud for telcos is a considerable challenge.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom's Access 4.0 platform goes live; everyone loves Tim Höttges; CityFibre rolls into Sunderland; EE extends unlimited mobile data offer for NHS workers.
Paul Chapple is in charge of procuring phones and other devices for Dish Network's planned 5G network. 'It's really familiar territory for me,' said the former Vodafone executive.
Samsung, the world's largest smartphone vendor, released new flagship Galaxy S21 phones. The gadgets have significant implications for the 5G industry.
Canadian operator's new bundle leads to wireless net adds of 101,000 in fiscal Q1, but Shaw still lost 15,100 residential broadband subs as it continues to wrestle with the pandemic and competition from Telus.
On the first episode of 'The Divide' – a new series from the Light Reading Podcast – Ernesto Falcon, senior legislative counsel at the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) talks with pod host Nicole Ferraro about the need for a commitment to fiber in the US and what's holding that up.
US supplier signs exclusive IP global licensing agreement with Netsia, giving it access to RIC technology and open RAN expertise.
Under amended deal, Cisco is set to acquire Acacia for $115 per share, or roughly $4.5 billion, a sweetened deal that handily beats an original offer of $2.6 billion.
The Indian operators are no longer loss-making, but that has come at a heavy cost for employees.
The blocking of websites by the country's service providers represents an unfortunate milestone.
The use of AI tools and techniques have helped cable ops improve and enhance their ability to monitor and optimize networks during a pandemic that's still driving usage upward.
The Internet company and the Finnish equipment vendor are teaming up to provide a range of 5G products to service providers.
Intel sacks Bob Swan as CEO after investor discontent over failed acquisitions and lost customers, tapping Pat Gelsinger for the top job.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: O2 toots 5G trumpet; BNP Paribas goes with Orange for SD-WAN; small cells help big ships.
The 'uncarrier' agrees new five-year deals to further the rollout of 5G across its spectrum assets.
Yossi Aloni has left the video software specialist to 'pursue other interests.' Robert Pons has been named executive chairman and will assume Aloni's duties as SeaChange seeks a new CEO.
Xcel Energy and San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) both announced plans to deploy private wireless networks running on the 4G LTE standard.
This year is likely to bring the launch of 5G, more tie-ups between operators and startups and growing interest in satellite technology, among other developments.
Qualcomm could be eying the data center market, or leverage against Nvidia's Arm, via its Nuvia purchase. One thing is clear: There's turmoil in the silicon industry.
Brad Smith says lessons from the fictions of 'Wargames' and the realities of the recent SolarWinds cyberattack serve as an important wakeup call that must be heeded.
European Commission urgently presses for new satellite constellation to fill broadband gaps and support advanced services, such as self-driving cars.
The Spanish operator becomes the first major European telecom operator to cede control of its mobile sites.
With markets seemingly craving tech IPOs, Zoom announces a $1.5 billion secondary share sale, to take advantage of shares now 10x the platform's IPO level.
How can 5G network operators and public cloud providers work better together to improve the service experience for customers?
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia connects trains in Austria; Three UK installs private network at Port of Felixstowe; Amdocs helps enforce London's clean-air zone.
eero's CEO discusses Wi-Fi 6, pandemic connectivity and how the company is courting service provider broadband partners.
CEO presents a refreshed management team as the Swedish operator enters a critical period of its transformation phase.
Andrew McCollum not overly concerned that Discovery's new premium streaming service will undercut Philo, but instead views the new entry as a complement to his entertainment-focused OTT-TV service.
Although the company declined to elaborate, Intelsat is asking the FCC for permission to transmit LTE signals from an unnamed, solar-powered aircraft operated by Airbus.
Verizon CTO Kyle Malady tells Light Reading: 'I don't see any reason why the technology can't work, but there will be things carriers need to work out if they do adopt it.'
GeoLinks' new GIGA-AIR platform, built with vendor Globtel, will use the DOCSIS 3.1 spec and the 60GHz band, and will be sold to other providers, including cable operators.
The UK incumbent is setting up a discrete unit that will be charged with making it look more fit for purpose in a hi-tech world.
Decision for the no-contract, skinny-bundle OTT-TV service follows AT&T's attempts to slow pace of pay-TV sub losses and amplify focus on AT&T TV, its new OTT-TV service, and HBO Max.
Unmoderated social network Parler, popular with Trump supporters, is suing AWS after the cloud provider said the platform's posts incited violence.
'Sports-first' OTT-TV service acquires interactive gaming company Vigtory just weeks after snapping up Balto Sports, a fantasy sports tech company.
Former employee is accused of having accessed a SoftBank server and emailed technical data to himself on his last day at the company.
France-based operator injects €350 million into new entity called Orange Ventures.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia helps Kalmar with cargo handling; Virgin Media touts whole-home Wi-Fi offering; Colt targets Microsoft Teams with cloud-based voice offering.
The social media firm has made changes that allow it to share more user data with parent company Facebook, provoking a backlash.
Verizon's CEO dispensed with the speeds and feeds that often dominate 5G discussions. Instead, he showed off some real-world 5G services, alongside a tacit nod toward the wider American zeitgeist.
The components vendor said its business is growing thanks to bandwidth demands and it stands by its desire to call off its pending acquisition by Cisco.
Total US TV shipments will drop 8% this year, but 8K sets are expected to rise 300%, to 1.7 million units, according to the Consumer Technology Association.
Lawmakers like Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., who voted against the certification of President-elect Joe Biden's election victory, won't get money from the likes of AT&T, Verizon and Comcast.
The Indian operators say the government has overestimated the amount they owe in licensing fees and related penalties.
The US military is looking for ways to 'accelerate the development of an open source 5G,' which comes as no surprise given the Pentagon's wide and growing interest in the technology.
Also in this CES news snapshot: CommScope expands Wi-Fi 6 lineup; Netgear takes flight with Wi-Fi 6E; the CBRS Alliance rebrands.
Activity in the C-band auction is slowing with $80.7 billion in gross proceeds. Already T-Mobile is looking to raise $2 billion, likely to help pay for its purchases.
German incumbent reportedly in talks with private equity investors in a deal that could be worth in excess of $6 billion.
Towers companies may struggle to justify their lofty valuations as competition grows and the telecom sector remains under pressure.
FCC chair won't pursue a rulemaking clarifying protections for social media outlets, but also declined to second-guess decisions by Twitter and Facebook to boot President Trump from their respective platforms.
The supply chain could struggle to keep pace with surging demand this year.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom, Nextcloud launch collaboration platform; Orange Ventures strikes out on its own; Airspan eyes Huawei-shaped hole in UK.
Latency is a key part of the user experience, which is why it is one of the pillars of the cable industry's 10G strategy.
In this mentor spotlight, Gina Murphy discusses the key to completing a successful acquisition, and the importance of building a company culture that supports new ideas, new technology and diverse teams.
Finnish vendor to deploy 5G standalone core network in Sweden, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia.
Elon Musk's Starlink has launched its satellite Internet network service in rural Britain, where it will compete with the recently bankrupt OneWeb.
A Black Sky hazard 'is a catastrophic event that severely disrupts the normal functioning of our critical infrastructures.' Worries over such events are helping to drive interest in private wireless networks.
New wide-ranging distribution deal with NBCUniversal will allow Charter to offer the ad-supported 'premium' Peacock service to video and broadband subs for no added cost... for a while.
The Pentagon is planning to increase its work within the world's leading 5G standards organization. Some analysts aren't surprised, but warn that the military may need to move carefully.
Deal for global content distribution rights to Quibi's short-form premium fare paves way for Roku to serve it up on The Roku Channel, its ad-supported content aggregation platform.
China Mobile, China Telecom and China Unicom Hong Kong dropped $5.6B market cap after Trump made NYSE delist them, eyeing Alibaba and Tencent next.
The UK spending watchdog slams the government's gigabit record, but does anything really need to be fixed?
A year-long investigation by the European Court of Auditors reveals different EU nations moving at different speeds on tightening up 5G security.
Acacia says China's State Administration for Market Regulation didn't approve the deal, but Cisco claims the agency has provided signoff for its purchase of Acacia.
In another sign that 2021 may not be so different from 2020, Huawei is already dominating the news cycle.
Korean car maker said to back down from an earlier statement that it was in talks with the iPhone maker over Apple car.
Ed Cholerton has been tasked with overseeing Nokia's business across the US and Canada. Here's how he's looking at topics ranging from the C-band auction to open RAN to small cells.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UK's Public Accounts Committee fears the worst for rural broadband notspots; BT 'snubbed' over pandemic broadband offer; Nokia steers private network at Port of Seattle.
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India is moving ahead with plans for a massive auction of airwaves even though two of its three big operators are in financial difficulty.
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BitRouter's $249 ZapperBox M1 is scheduled to start shipping in Q2, supporting a next-gen standard that will pave the way for over-the-air 4K/HDR video, interactive apps and other advanced features.
It is little wonder the Swedish equipment vendor has leapt to Huawei's defense in Sweden, whatever it really thinks about its Chinese rival.
Bidding in the C-band has topped $80 billion. Operators priced out of the C-band auction could turn their attention to the 6GHz band, a possibility that has Wi-Fi advocates concerned.
CSG is the top 'challenger brand' in wireless revenue management and will back that up with big deals and potential M&A opportunities aimed at bulking up the company's product portfolio, CEO Brian Shepherd says.
BT's networks business is under pressure to build its full-fiber network as efficiently as possible. Monitoring tools from EXFO could make a difference.
WeLink described its financial agreement with Digital Alpha Advisors, which is tied to Cisco, as a 'template for the network operator of tomorrow.'
Opponents of the takeover say Nvidia would have little incentive to sell Arm's designs to its competitors.
A new white paper warns that 5G is far from complete in China and that a cross-industry ecosystem has yet to be established.
After Trump administration pressure, the New York Stock Exchange again delists telecom giants China Mobile, China Telecom and China Unicom Hong Kong.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telia gets ready to Ramboll; Netflix increases its prices in UK; CityFibre breaks ground in Nottingham.
Latest offer to support businesses comes with the requirement to sign up to a 36-month contract.
T-Mobile reported that its postpaid phone churn was 1.03% in the fourth quarter of 2020, which the financial analysts at New Street Research said was 'down dramatically year-over-year.'
Only Indian suppliers have been invited to provide a core network for India's state-owned telco.
Viasat, a Starlink competitor, argues that Starlink's mega-constellation will harm the Earth's atmosphere, increase orbital debris and worsen light pollution.