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Verizon, T-Mobile knock on smart home door
News Analysis | 10/1/2020

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.

Comcast plugs in upgraded Wi-Fi 'Pods'
News Analysis | 10/1/2020

New, faster Wi-Fi extenders are also being made available to the cable operator's technology and product syndication partners.

Honeywell to test private 5G network
News Analysis | 10/1/2020

Multinational conglomerate Honeywell is joining the likes of Ford, Microsoft and Hitachi in the pursuit of private wireless network tests using 5G technologies.

CommScope swaps CEOs
News Analysis | 10/1/2020

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.

Telstra launches 5G fixed wireless
News Analysis | 10/1/2020

The Telstra move has sparked discussion about whether 5G is a direct competitor to NBN.

Drahi's Altice takeover plan hits a road bump
News Analysis | 10/1/2020

A shareholder in Altice Europe said Drahi's buyout offer significantly undervalues the company.

Amazon Timestream turbocharges IoT database performance
News Analysis | 10/1/2020

AWS claims new serverless system is 1,000 times faster than relational databases and one tenth the cost.

The UK gets another scaremongering report on 5G delays
Morris Lore | 10/1/2020

The Centre for Policy Studies has weighed into the 5G debate with some highly questionable findings.

New report reveals how an expanding network is driving carriers to the edge
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 10/1/2020

Technologies never roll out as quickly as expected. Barriers to implementation arise, exuberance turns to pragmatism and numbers are restated. Not so with 5G.

Eurobites: O2 road-tests satellite 5G for connected cars
News Analysis | 10/1/2020

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: The edge is 'everywhere'
News Analysis | 9/30/2020

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.

GOP to Trump: Please don't nationalize 5G
News Analysis | 9/30/2020

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.

France emerges as Europe's 5G laggard
News Analysis | 9/30/2020

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.

Chromecast with Google TV combo primes pump with Netflix bundle
News Analysis | 9/30/2020

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.

Podcast: What's the story with Starlink?
LRTV Interviews | 9/30/2020

This week: Light Reading's Mike Dano on what's going on with SpaceX's Starlink.

NTT Docomo cracks open 5G fronthaul for carrier aggregation
News Analysis | 9/30/2020

Japanese operator demos 'multi-vendor' trial, using O-RAN fronthaul specs, with Fujitsu and NEC.

Video strategies vary widely among indie operators
News Analysis | 9/30/2020

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 stops short of Huawei ban, but raises bar to entry
News Analysis | 9/30/2020

Germany looks set to strangle the China-based supplier in red tape as scrutiny is extended to the 5G RAN.

In race to V2X, wireless industry resurrects Chinese boogeyman
DanoVision | 9/30/2020

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.

Trilogy plants 4G seeds in North Dakota farm
News Analysis | 9/30/2020

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.

Eurobites: French 5G auction hits €2.4B
News Analysis | 9/30/2020

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.

Rakuten is off to a slow 5G start
News Analysis | 9/30/2020

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.

Telus VP Bernard Bureau: Embracing open RAN
LRTV Documentaries | 9/30/2020

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.

AT&T's Igal Elbaz: The advantages of a standalone 5G core
LRTV Documentaries | 9/30/2020

Igal Elbaz, AT&T's SVP of wireless and access technology, said AT&T would work on 'scaling' the standalone 5G technology throughout 2021.

Microsoft raises the stakes in telecom fight against AWS and Google
News Analysis | 9/29/2020

The software giant must persuade operators to entrust some of their most valuable systems to its public cloud.

Cable One swings deal for big piece of Mega Broadband
News Analysis | 9/29/2020

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.

Musk makes Starlink IPO guarantee to small investors
News Analysis | 9/29/2020

But they'll have to wait. If a listing does happen it won't be for at least 'several years.'

NTT to reacquire DoCoMo for hefty $38B
News Analysis | 9/29/2020

NTT will pay 4.3 trillion yen ($38B), a 41% premium, to bring DoCoMo back in-house, the largest such deal in Japan.

Huawei mopping up stakes in domestic chip suppliers – report
News Analysis | 9/29/2020

Chinese vendor's Habo Investment arm is said to have acquired stakes in 17 local chip companies in the past year.

Eurobites: Finland's Elisa extends 5G partnership with Ericsson
News Analysis | 9/29/2020

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.

Nokia lands 5G deal with BT to start replacing Huawei
News Analysis | 9/29/2020

The Finnish vendor scores one of its most important European deals yet with the UK's biggest operator.

Microsoft's pitch to telcos for 5G and beyond
News Analysis | 9/28/2020

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.

Public cloud providers seek closer collaboration with telcos
News Analysis | 9/28/2020

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.

DriveNets confirmed by AT&T for cloud-native core routing project
News Analysis | 9/28/2020

AT&T confirms it deployed its disaggregated core routing platform with technology from Broadcom, DriveNets and UfiSpace.

Juniper buys Netrounds to hammer networks into shape
News Analysis | 9/28/2020

Acquisition of Swedish network testing and monitoring company will strengthen its line-up of automated WAN products, it says.

Broadcom looks set to avoid monster fine in Europe – report
News Analysis | 9/28/2020

US firm's plan to ditch customer 'incentives' to buy its chips appears to find favor with the European Commission.

Rogers pledges to plow $3B into Quebec, retain Cogeco brand
News Analysis | 9/28/2020

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.

SMIC added to entity list as China sees chip mini-boom
News Analysis | 9/28/2020

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.

Courtroom drama keeps TikTok in Apple and Google app stores
News Analysis | 9/28/2020

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 speaks Apple's language, rolls new products
News Analysis | 9/28/2020

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.

Mavenir buys ip.access to plug its 2G, 3G deficit
News Analysis | 9/28/2020

The US open RAN specialist has decided it is time to get with the 2G and 3G program.

Eurobites: Go easy on us or we'll miss the fiber deadline, BT tells UK government
News Analysis | 9/28/2020

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.

India considers appealing Hague order in Vodafone tax row
News Analysis | 9/28/2020

Despite the Permanent Court of Arbitration ruling retrospective tax laws unfairly penalized the telecoms giant, the Indian government may still appeal.

COVID-19 accelerates race to the cloud – report
News Analysis | 9/28/2020

Zoom, Cisco Webex, Microsoft Teams and more are all benefiting from the enforced need to stay at home.

Local broadcast: The underdog of the streaming wars
Column | 9/28/2020

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.

Prague 5G security debates center on China, open RAN
News Analysis | 9/25/2020

Although the Prague 5G Security Conference was mostly held behind closed doors, officials from the UK and the US discussed topics including open RAN.

The Big 5G Event Recap: 5G stands alone
LRTV Documentaries | 9/25/2020

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.

Why AVoDs could lose the video streaming wars
Column | 9/25/2020

If they don't solve mobile stream abandonment, AVoDs may blow their big market opportunity during the COVID-19 pandemic.

India's homegrown 5G plans worry its telcos
News Analysis | 9/25/2020

A new standard developed by India's government has provoked concern about fragmentation and interoperability.

AT&T, Verizon settle $116M lawsuit for overcharging government customers
News Analysis | 9/25/2020

A lawsuit filed by Jeffrey Smith alleges that AT&T, Verizon and other wireless network operators overcharged government customers across California and Nevada.

Vodafone mulling Másmóvil takeover – report
News Analysis | 9/25/2020

UK-based group said to be in talks to buy Spanish rival, although analysts are skeptical about such a deal.

China's 110M 5G subs can't overcome industry headwinds
News Analysis | 9/25/2020

The new technology has not led to gains for service providers in a huge market that is reaching saturation.

NFV is still making headlines. Should it?
The Wizard of Roz | 9/25/2020

A recent announcement from SKT prompts a few questions about how committed telcos are to radical network transformations.

Huawei's 5G license win in Germany may rile opponents
News Analysis | 9/25/2020

The Chinese vendor has secured a license to operate a local network at its Munich lab, regulatory documents show.

New CableLabs platform aims to bring vision to the power grid
News Analysis | 9/25/2020

'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.

T-Mobile's Neville Ray on what's at stake with 5G
LRTV Documentaries | 9/25/2020

'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

Eurobites: EU probes China's fiber 'dumping'
News Analysis | 9/25/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: all aboard the 5G bus; Orange wants more phone recycling; Italy frets over network safety.

Tesla, TikTok push back over Trump's hard line on China
News Analysis | 9/25/2020

Tesla court filing describes tariffs imposed on components imported from China as 'arbitrary, capricious, and an abuse of discretion.'

Ericsson swings into 5G RAN action at Three UK
News Analysis | 9/25/2020

Huawei still in the RAN picture, but its years are numbered.

Vecima sees bright days ahead after Nokia deal
News Analysis | 9/24/2020

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 CTO hypes 5G in autonomous vehicle future
News Analysis | 9/24/2020

Ford's CTO said the company already counts 5 million connected cars, and is looking toward future technologies like 5G and C-V2X.

Telus will require vendors to support open RAN
News Analysis | 9/24/2020

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.

Huawei sets out its stall for the digital economy
News Analysis | 9/24/2020

At Huawei Connect 2020, held virtually this year, the company emphasized its focus on connectivity, computing, cloud and AI.

Podcast: Radware execs on security threats for 5G and edge computing
LRTV Interviews | 9/24/2020

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.

Data science can simplify a fragmented video market – MarketCast CEO
CxO Spotlight | 9/24/2020

John Batter, a former exec of Gracenote and Dreamworks Animation, dives into the drivers behind MarketCast's acquisition of big data specialist Deductive.

After seven years of copper, Australian NBN pivots to fiber
News Analysis | 9/24/2020

The government and NBN Co will upgrade the state-funded wholesale network to deliver up to 1 Gbit/s to another 6 million premises.

Agility for the Unknown – The Juniper Edge
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase | 9/24/2020

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.

Texas town uses CBRS spectrum to deliver free Wi-Fi to students
News Analysis | 9/24/2020

Frontera Consulting worked with Cambium Networks and Federated Wireless to get the network up and running in just 60 days.

Monetizing Telco Clouds Under Your Control
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase | 9/24/2020

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.

Brits unleash crack squad to save telecom from Huawei, Ericsson and Nokia
News Analysis | 9/24/2020

UK authorities have named the elite troops whose mission (impossible?) will be to find and nurture alternatives to the big three.

Eurobites: UK manufacturing hopes 5G can help break the mold
News Analysis | 9/24/2020

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.

Intel licensed to serve Huawei
News Analysis | 9/24/2020

US chipmaker confirms receipt of license to continue supplying 'certain products' to Chinese network equipment giant.

Starlink's network faces significant limitations, analysts find
News Analysis | 9/23/2020

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 spruces up SD-WAN services with CloudGenix devices
News Analysis | 9/23/2020

Palo Alto aims to deliver an SD-WAN service that provides application layer visibility and automates operations with artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities.

GSMA drops bombshell with MWC 2021 postponement
News Analysis | 9/23/2020

But the question on everyone's lips is whether next year's show will eventually be canceled.

Ting's pay-TV play: Recommending YouTube TV and Sling TV
News Analysis | 9/23/2020

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 says yes to Microsoft Azure MSP party
News Analysis | 9/23/2020

Orange Business Services becomes the latest operator to join the Azure partner program established in 2019.

Podcast: What's the story with Altice USA?
LRTV Interviews | 9/23/2020

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.

Rakuten adds Tech Mahindra to 'unvendor' dream team
News Analysis | 9/23/2020

Indian systems integrator becomes the latest partner for the Rakuten Communications Platform. But is it just another closed ecosystem?

Indian telcos warm up to open RAN
News Analysis | 9/23/2020

Speaking at a virtual industry event, telco leaders expressed growing interest in open RAN but said the technology ecosystem must mature.

Eurobites: Ericsson hops into the record books
News Analysis | 9/23/2020

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.

A Q&A with Dish Network's new Boost chief
News Analysis | 9/22/2020

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.

Windstream sails out of Chapter 11
News Analysis | 9/22/2020

Says it has chopped its debt by more than $4B and has secured access to $2B in new capital.

Microsoft to test private mmWave network with spectrum from Big 3
News Analysis | 9/22/2020

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.

T-Mobile's Neville Ray: 5G will decide if next Apple is from US or China
News Analysis | 9/22/2020

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.

Arm sale to Nvidia a disaster for UK, warns co-founder
News Analysis | 9/22/2020

Hermann Hauser advises UK government to be 'cornerstone investor' in a public listing of Arm on the London Stock Exchange.

TikTok's unholy trinity unraveling despite Trump blessing
News Analysis | 9/22/2020

Trump's 'great deal for America' over TikTok ownership is already unraveling, as Oracle, Walmart, ByteDance and the White House tell different stories.

Intel still on the Huawei inside?
Morris Lore | 9/22/2020

A report suggests Intel has secured a license to continue serving the controversial Chinese equipment maker.

AT&T to launch standalone 5G later this year
News Analysis | 9/22/2020

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.

Eurobites: Ericsson, BT and Telia join new climate-change club
News Analysis | 9/22/2020

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.

With 'Gig 2,' Virgin Media sees way to double broadband speeds
News Analysis | 9/22/2020

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.

Microsoft snaps up Bethesda Softworks for $7.5B
News Analysis | 9/22/2020

Software giant to buy ZeniMax Media, the parent company of the game developer and publisher.

Here's how Indian telcos are preparing for 5G
News Analysis | 9/22/2020

India will not auction 5G spectrum until next year but its operators are preparing for the technology in other ways.

Activist investor nabs 20M shares of Comcast
News Analysis | 9/21/2020

Trian Fund Management said it believes Comcast's stock is undervalued and has recently begun 'constructive discussions' with Comcast's management team.

US military looks to use DSS for 5G spectrum sharing
News Analysis | 9/21/2020

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.

Quibi exploring possible sale – report
The Bauminator | 9/21/2020

The struggling short-form premium streaming service is pursuing strategic options, says The Wall Street Journal.

Orange still has little use for NB-IoT
News Analysis | 9/21/2020

The French operator continues to prefer other technologies to the cellular standard that generated so much excitement just a few years ago.

Telekom Deutschland plans 3G sunset in summer 2021
News Analysis | 9/21/2020

Operator curiously claims 3G is headed toward a 'well-earned retirement.'

Utility giant Xcel to test private LTE network with Motorola Solutions
News Analysis | 9/21/2020

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 Korean operators team up with AWS, Google for MEC
News Analysis | 9/21/2020

South Korea is becoming a mobile edge testbed, with each of its three telcos forging an alliance with different global partners.

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