Charter ended Q1 with 2.67 million mobile lines, and is ready to grab many more. 'We have owner's economics in many ways,' CEO Tom Rutledge says in reference to its Wi-Fi network and use of CBRS spectrum.
Apple's App Store breaches EU competition law, says EU antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager. But will it just start charging for downloads instead?
Counterpoint reported that the percentage of 5G phones in quarterly sales among Americans rose from 0% in the second quarter of 2019 to 57% in the fourth quarter of last year.
Charter's average non-video customers used about 700 gigabytes per month in the first part of Q1 2020, CEO says.
Chinese police have just broken up a ring that involved retailers, MVNOs, telco employees and more than 300 criminal gangs.
Chinese operators report growth, but they're also struggling to contain the costs of their emerging digital revenue streams.
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The components maker worst affected by US sanctions against Huawei is proving how important its technology is to other big players.
Belgian operator is not yet out of the woods as revenue and core earnings fall in the first three months of 2021.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Swisscom gets into digital signage; gamers take to smartphones during lockdown; Boris is ready to take your call.
With the nexus of 5G, cloud and edge, the foundation is being laid to enable a wide range of innovative services. But getting these launched quickly and managed effectively requires service providers to evolve how they approach service automation and orchestration.
'We intend to explore global joint ventures or partnerships to effectively leverage these inherent opportunities,' said American Tower's CEO.
Dish's total pay-TV base shrunk to 11.06 million in the period as satellite TV losses improved but losses at Sling TV returned.
'Flight attendants will soon have up to the minute digital catering inventory and be able to quickly locate items without opening a single door, using the camera on iPhone 12 and augmented reality,' Delta said.
Dish Network plans to run its 5G network in Amazon's public cloud, but the details surrounding the companies' partnership remain somewhat fuzzy.
The UK telecom incumbent confirms it is in talks about selling a stake in its big-spending sports division.
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Xfinity Mobile reaches break-even for the first time as service pulls in a record 278,000 mobile lines in Q1 2021. Company hopes to keep mobile in the black despite the recent launch of aggressive unlimited pricing plans.
Led by a gain of 461,000 total broadband subscribers, Comcast added a first quarter record 380,000 total customer relationships in Q1 2021.
Omdia reports 28.1% year-on-year increase in smartphone shipments in Q1, but Huawei's market share tanks to 4%.
Emerging-markets operator upgrades its outlook for full year 2021 after a more positive start compared to last year.
China's National Intellectual Property Administration has calculated that of 38,000 6G-related patent applications, more than 13,000 are from China.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Swisscom's Q1; Tele2 execs in departure lounge; Ericsson gets its kicks with Radio 6626.
Facebook's Q1 revenue soared 22% to $21.47 billion, 98.7% of it from advertisements, but the social media giant hopes AR will help eventually build some non-ad revenue, too.
The Finnish equipment maker's revival under Pekka Lundmark is underway, as the company reports its strongest quarter since 2015.
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The troubles at Huawei are poised to become 'one of the largest growth drivers for our mobile business,' Qualcomm CEO Cristiano Amon said during the company's quarterly call.
Company says it's on track to pass another 500,000 homes with FTTP this year in its Optimum footprint covering parts of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.
'We are ready to launch 5G in many countries,' said company CEO Daniel Hajj after América Móvil said it added 6 million new wireless subscribers during its most recent quarter.
Organization will seek participation from outside the traditional industry as operators continue pursuit of a blended network that will support HFC, PON and wireless.
It should cost up to $76,000 to rent a helicopter to lift a 5G radio on top of a cell tower. (That's the price for up to 3,200 pounds of equipment and the 6-hour day rate plus the hourly rate.)
ZTE has long been dwarfed by Huawei, but it is easily beating its local rival on sales growth this year.
Frontier execs also set to provide more detail this week on the vision for the company as it embarks on a modernization plan centered on FTTP upgrades of its sizable copper plant.
Telecom Italia wants European governments to fund local open RAN players while it plumps for American and Taiwanese ones.
By analyzing interconnection data for two large ISPs in the US, Professor Nick Feamster and his colleagues identified a 30-60% increase in peak traffic rates in Q1 of 2020.
Software giant on a roll as cloud and PC revenue stay on upward curve.
The Chinese equipment maker's days of sales growth seem finally to have come to an end as US sanctions take effect.
Eutelsat to gain a 24% stake in the LEO satellite operator as 36 more satellites are sent into orbit.
Google rides lockdown to huge revenues of $55.3 billion. But faces challenges in Washington, London and Brussels for how it's used its market dominance.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia goes underground; Openreach predicts full-fiber jobs bonanza; Börje Ekholm turns the volume up to 11.
The UK telecom incumbent had nearly 6 million 4G customers two years after that service was launched but its 5G follow-up has fallen short.
Corning CEO said that 5G network densification will be 'driving a lot more glass into the wireless network.'
Companies ranging from XCOM-Labs to DeepSig to Airspan Networks cheered open RAN opportunities during a virtual event hosted by the Open RAN Policy Coalition.
UScellular blamed 'unforeseen delays relating to equipment vendor software updates' in an FCC request that seeks more time to conduct C-band testing.
EQT Infrastructure will retain ownership of Segra's fiber-to-the-premises residential and SMB unit serving parts of Virginia and North Carolina.
BCE matched Rogers' offer, but was unwilling to tweak proposal to address regulatory issues raised by Shaw.
Small satellites got a bit bigger as an industry, as Max Polyakov buys South African sat makers Dragonfly to pair with his rocket builders Firefly.
The FCC said it will allow SpaceX's Starlink to make changes to its low Earth orbit satellite constellation. The development could make it harder for 5G to expand into the 12GHz band.
Eight German media and advertising associations take action as Apple's App Tracking Transparency plan comes into effect.