T-Mobile is offering Vivint smart home services in some markets, according to Wave7 Research, while Verizon is bundling Amazon smart home offerings into 5G Home.
New, faster Wi-Fi extenders are also being made available to the cable operator's technology and product syndication partners.
Multinational conglomerate Honeywell is joining the likes of Ford, Microsoft and Hitachi in the pursuit of private wireless network tests using 5G technologies.
Charles 'Chuck' Treadway succeeds the retiring Eddie Edwards and takes the helm following the integration of Arris, a company-wide focus on 5G and the need to get a grip on CommScope's struggling CPE business.
The Telstra move has sparked discussion about whether 5G is a direct competitor to NBN.
A shareholder in Altice Europe said Drahi's buyout offer significantly undervalues the company.
AWS claims new serverless system is 1,000 times faster than relational databases and one tenth the cost.
The Centre for Policy Studies has weighed into the 5G debate with some highly questionable findings.
Technologies never roll out as quickly as expected. Barriers to implementation arise, exuberance turns to pragmatism and numbers are restated. Not so with 5G.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Elisa goes with Nokia for 5G RAN; Colt chooses SSE for 100G action; Proximus fires up eSIMs; Enea acquires Aptilo.
Dish Network's Marc Rouanne said the company is working to design its coming 5G network so that customers can run network services wherever they wish.
An obscure Request For Information from the US Department of Defense has again set off alarms that President Trump is considering a nationalized 5G network.
Prices are high just two days into the country's 5G auction, and France already falls way behind other major European economies on 5G readiness.
Google Store bundle teams the new TV-connected streaming device with six months of Netflix for $89.99. New device sells for $49.99 per month on a standalone basis.
This week: Light Reading's Mike Dano on what's going on with SpaceX's Starlink.
Japanese operator demos 'multi-vendor' trial, using O-RAN fronthaul specs, with Fujitsu and NEC.
Some still see video as an important piece, while others are extracting themselves from the business to leave the mess of rocketing programming rates to OTT-TV providers.
Germany looks set to strangle the China-based supplier in red tape as scrutiny is extended to the 5G RAN.
The US wireless industry is rallying around the C-V2X standard for car-to-car communications, and is warning that China could dominate the market if action isn't taken.
A new precision agriculture program in North Dakota promises to use edge computing, AI and a private LTE network in CBRS spectrum to automatically eliminate weeds.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson uses 5G for remote coronavirus testing; EU could make tech titans share customer data with smaller rivals; Switzerland, UK lead European 5G charge.
The service announced today looks slower than many had hoped, will not be widely available and brings little in the way of device choice or new features.
Bernard Bureau, VP of network and architecture strategy at Telus, talks about why Telus is keen to support open RAN and what it expects from vendors.
Igal Elbaz, AT&T's SVP of wireless and access technology, said AT&T would work on 'scaling' the standalone 5G technology throughout 2021.
The software giant must persuade operators to entrust some of their most valuable systems to its public cloud.
Cable One also has the option to acquire all of MBI, formed by the purchases of Vyve Broadband, Northland Communications and part of Eagle Communications, starting in 2023.
But they'll have to wait. If a listing does happen it won't be for at least 'several years.'
NTT will pay 4.3 trillion yen ($38B), a 41% premium, to bring DoCoMo back in-house, the largest such deal in Japan.
Chinese vendor's Habo Investment arm is said to have acquired stakes in 17 local chip companies in the past year.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange trials private network with Schneider Electric, launches $30 smartphone in Africa; Proximus reaches Ostend with its fiber rollout; Google still dominates the price-comparison market in Europe.
The Finnish vendor scores one of its most important European deals yet with the UK's biggest operator.
The name Azure of Operators doesn't sound exciting, but it represents a way for carriers to partner with a cloud provider that has been quite serious about putting communications and the cloud together.
Google's membership in the Linux Foundation Network and Microsoft's launch of Azure for Operators both underscore the importance cloud providers see in working with telcos.
AT&T confirms it deployed its disaggregated core routing platform with technology from Broadcom, DriveNets and UfiSpace.
Acquisition of Swedish network testing and monitoring company will strengthen its line-up of automated WAN products, it says.
US firm's plan to ditch customer 'incentives' to buy its chips appears to find favor with the European Commission.
Proposed five-year financial plan includes accelerated 5G coverage and $1.5 billion in network investments. Rogers has also promised to keep Cogeco's headquarters in Montreal.
US export restrictions have sparked a semiconductor mini-boom for China as it seeks to reduce dependence on imports – but the chip rush has some observers worried.
Late Sunday night, TikTok received a reprieve when a federal judge blocked a Trump order for Apple and Google to remove it from their US app stores.
Roku unveils two new streaming devices, an operating system update and support for the AV1 codec as the OTT retail platform market heats up for the holidays.
The US open RAN specialist has decided it is time to get with the 2G and 3G program.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Three Ireland switches on 5G; Oaktree buys majority stake in Zzoomm; Arm jobs under threat, says UK politician.
Despite the Permanent Court of Arbitration ruling retrospective tax laws unfairly penalized the telecoms giant, the Indian government may still appeal.
Zoom, Cisco Webex, Microsoft Teams and more are all benefiting from the enforced need to stay at home.
Here's why local broadcasters could emerge as major players in the video streaming content market, thanks to the new ATSC 3.0 broadcast TV standard now being rolled out throughout the US.
Although the Prague 5G Security Conference was mostly held behind closed doors, officials from the UK and the US discussed topics including open RAN.
Light Reading's Mike Dano and Phil Harvey recount some of the highlights of a busy, busy event discussing all things 5G. Standalone 5G stood alone as the big thing to watch in the coming months.
If they don't solve mobile stream abandonment, AVoDs may blow their big market opportunity during the COVID-19 pandemic.
A new standard developed by India's government has provoked concern about fragmentation and interoperability.
A lawsuit filed by Jeffrey Smith alleges that AT&T, Verizon and other wireless network operators overcharged government customers across California and Nevada.
UK-based group said to be in talks to buy Spanish rival, although analysts are skeptical about such a deal.
The new technology has not led to gains for service providers in a huge market that is reaching saturation.
A recent announcement from SKT prompts a few questions about how committed telcos are to radical network transformations.
The Chinese vendor has secured a license to operate a local network at its Munich lab, regulatory documents show.
'Gridmetrics,' an early-stage project, is a data platform that measures and monitors the distribution portion of the power grid and helps utilities track performance and be alerted to outages and potential outages.
'The stakes on this are high, and 5g will determine whether the next Google, Apple, Amazon and Uber in the world is created here in the US or abroad.' – Neville Ray
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: all aboard the 5G bus; Orange wants more phone recycling; Italy frets over network safety.
Tesla court filing describes tariffs imposed on components imported from China as 'arbitrary, capricious, and an abuse of discretion.'
Huawei still in the RAN picture, but its years are numbered.
Growing Canadian cable and video equipment vendor racks up big revenue and income gains in its fiscal Q4, after closing deal to buy the bulk of Nokia's cable access product portfolio early last month.
Ford's CTO said the company already counts 5 million connected cars, and is looking toward future technologies like 5G and C-V2X.
Canada's Telus said it will support open RAN technology, but networking chief Bernard Bureau hinted that the implementation of the technology may be complex.
At Huawei Connect 2020, held virtually this year, the company emphasized its focus on connectivity, computing, cloud and AI.
David Aviv, CTO, and Mike O'Malley, vice president of strategy for Radware, join the podcast to discuss security concerns that companies have in light of 5G deployments and multi-access edge computing.
John Batter, a former exec of Gracenote and Dreamworks Animation, dives into the drivers behind MarketCast's acquisition of big data specialist Deductive.
The government and NBN Co will upgrade the state-funded wholesale network to deliver up to 1 Gbit/s to another 6 million premises.
Juniper's MX router product line is one of the networking industry's top franchise product lines, providing customers with the highest level of innovation, performance, commonality of user experience and true investment protection leadership.
Frontera Consulting worked with Cambium Networks and Federated Wireless to get the network up and running in just 60 days.
Juniper's Wen Temitim, vice president of technology and edge architectures, discusses cloud-neutral telco clouds and monetizing the edge while developing a healthy public cloud ecosystem under the operator's control.
UK authorities have named the elite troops whose mission (impossible?) will be to find and nurture alternatives to the big three.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: snuffling out 5G startups; SEE Enterprise doubles its network, signs connectivity deal with Three UK; Vodafone develops IoT-fueled product recall system.
US chipmaker confirms receipt of license to continue supplying 'certain products' to Chinese network equipment giant.
The financial analysts at Cowen calculated that, in 2026, Starlink will be able to support just 485,000 simultaneous users at 100Mbit/s across the entire US.
Palo Alto aims to deliver an SD-WAN service that provides application layer visibility and automates operations with artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities.
But the question on everyone's lips is whether next year's show will eventually be canceled.
Ting has dropped a previous plan to develop its own IPTV service after discovering that managing a traditional service created a greater burden than originally anticipated.
Orange Business Services becomes the latest operator to join the Azure partner program established in 2019.
This week: Jeff Baumgartner on Altice's momentum in the US, complications with its efforts to buy Cogeco, and what's likely to happen next.
Indian systems integrator becomes the latest partner for the Rakuten Communications Platform. But is it just another closed ecosystem?
Speaking at a virtual industry event, telco leaders expressed growing interest in open RAN but said the technology ecosystem must mature.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: AMP Capital to acquire VX Fiber; Vodafone vets its suppliers for diversity credentials and more; Swisscom's Herren to leave at end of the year.
Dish Network this week hired Stephen Stokols, founder of FreedomPop, to lead its Boost Mobile business. Stokols discussed his views on pricing, advertising and retail strategy.
Says it has chopped its debt by more than $4B and has secured access to $2B in new capital.
Microsoft said it plans to operate a 'private wireless mobile network' in locations in Bellevue and Redmond, Washington, using spectrum owned by T-Mobile, AT&T and Verizon.
Following its acquisition of Sprint, T-Mobile has double AT&T's 5G spectrum holding and the first nationwide standalone 5G network, says its tech president, Neville Ray.
Hermann Hauser advises UK government to be 'cornerstone investor' in a public listing of Arm on the London Stock Exchange.
Trump's 'great deal for America' over TikTok ownership is already unraveling, as Oracle, Walmart, ByteDance and the White House tell different stories.
A report suggests Intel has secured a license to continue serving the controversial Chinese equipment maker.
AT&T's Igal Elbaz said the operator would work on 'scaling' standalone 5G throughout 2021. However, he did not name the operator's vendors.
Also in today's EMEA regional round: ancient telly wipes out Welsh broadband; Telefónica's connectivity fires up 'digitalized shopping center' in Spain; Swisscom turns blue.
The UK cable operator has already promised a gigabit-speed connection across its entire network by the end of next year. It is now eyeing a service that is twice as fast.
Software giant to buy ZeniMax Media, the parent company of the game developer and publisher.
India will not auction 5G spectrum until next year but its operators are preparing for the technology in other ways.
Trian Fund Management said it believes Comcast's stock is undervalued and has recently begun 'constructive discussions' with Comcast's management team.
The Pentagon is considering using DSS technology to share the 3100-3550MHz spectrum band with commercial users. The issue again raises the potential for a wholesale 5G network.
The struggling short-form premium streaming service is pursuing strategic options, says The Wall Street Journal.
The French operator continues to prefer other technologies to the cellular standard that generated so much excitement just a few years ago.
Operator curiously claims 3G is headed toward a 'well-earned retirement.'
After shuttering its WiMAX effort, utility provider Xcel Energy is now testing a private wireless LTE network with spectrum from Anterix and equipment from Motorola Solutions.
South Korea is becoming a mobile edge testbed, with each of its three telcos forging an alliance with different global partners.