The Internet platform's audience has been growing just as major advertisers decide to practice social distancing.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: T-Systems focuses on its Brot und Butter; Israel to track COVID-19 victims; Huawei provides Massive MIMO in Johannesburg.
The Chinese are increasingly out of favor in the huge Indian market, creating opportunities for domestic and other foreign vendors.
fuboTV is raising prices in the wake of its Disney deal while AT&T is boosting first-year pricing on its contract-based DirecTV and new AT&T TV services.
Some utility companies may need to update their existing WiMax networks due to the CBRS auction. But they might also bid for CBRS spectrum licenses for private wireless LTE networks.
Many mobile operators want 5G to be built on a cloud-native stack from the RAN to the network core.
US officials are promoting open RAN as an answer to China, but the technology specifications are based partly on Chinese IP.
Dish Network officially entered the wireless industry with the purchase of Sprint's Boost brand from T-Mobile. However, Dish's new Boost service plans aren't very exciting.
Licensing deal will deepen Peacock's streaming library as the service nears its national launch on July 15.
On this episode of 'What's the Story?' – a new series from the Light Reading Podcast – Paula Gilbert, editor of LR's sister site Connecting Africa, talks with pod host Nicole Ferraro about mobile data growth in Africa: the latest news, why it matters and what's likely to happen next.
Light Reading spoke with Marc Rouanne, who was hired late last year to construct Dish's 5G network, about the company's vendor choices so far, and how Dish is designing its planned network.
Comcast's usage-based plan offers only one courtesy month with no data cap, but its unlimited data plans are now less expensive than they were before the pandemic.
People more tech-savvy and data usage on the up, as UK lockdown reaches 100-day milestone.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom throws more cash at gaming; Three UK targets enterprise with Amdocs; EU adopts small cell rules.
Ireland-based BSS provider to implement real-time charging services for EE's mobile operations.
TianShu enables stronger collaboration between marketing, sales, planning, network planning, procurement, network construction and ongoing operations.
Alibaba's customers approached Aryaka about the need for a partnership between the companies to expand SD-WAN availability and access to public clouds in the APAC region.
Rural wireless network operators represented by the Rural Wireless Association are taking issue with an FCC move against purchases of Huawei and ZTE equipment.
US Ignite's Mari Silbey joins Light Reading's Kelsey Ziser and Phil Harvey for a discussion about what changes are ahead in how cities and companies can provide broadband to residents in underserved areas.
Illustrating again that OTT-TV service providers aren't immune to rising content prices, YouTube TV has jacked the rate of its baseline package by 30% – from $49.99 to $64.99 per month – as it adds fare from ViacomCBS.
The Japanese e-commerce company's real goal is not to become another mobile operator in Japan but to lead a global revolution.
Dish said it will use 5G radios from Japan's Fujitsu. That's noteworthy considering radios account for a large percentage of the cost of a 5G network, and Dish had indicated its preference for US suppliers.
Instead of staging our usual in-person conference in Denver, we will now conduct a free, digital event over two full days in late August.
Before scuttling the merger, the companies foresaw an opportunity to take a bigger run at the enterprise services market.
Thanks to its mmWave network, Verizon offers average 5G download speeds of roughly 500 Mbit/s, which Opensignal calculates is the fastest in the world.
Trilogy Networks and its new Rural Cloud Initiative (RCI) is aiming to bring technologies like private wireless LTE networks and edge computing to rural parts of the US.
A new report from the ACCA shows cloud adoption across Asia is slowing down, but the reason for the slump is unclear.
It's all getting a bit heated on this week's pod as the usual crew sweats the big stuff.
The Indian operator is reportedly one of several investors in a UK government-backed consortium that aims to secure control over the low-Earth orbit satellite system.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson comes up for AIR; Nokia boosts backhaul for Djezzy in Algeria; Telia goes 5G roaming.
Industry middleman combines 'largest cellular connectivity' with IoT 'hardware expertise.'
A report by Strand Consult shows that some of Europe's largest operators and national incumbents have become heavily reliant on the Chinese vendor.
The software giant is focusing on smart manufacturing.
Increased spending on 5G by T-Mobile, Dish Network and others could create more opportunities for cell tower companies and wireless network equipment vendors.
As usage spiked during the early parts of the pandemic, Comcast has accelerated the pace of capacity upgrades and sped up the use of an AI system called 'Octave' to boost the efficiency of its access networks.
Greater support from government authorities will be needed if the UK is to realize the full benefits of 5G, says a new report from the UK operator.
Comcast, Google, Amazon and T-Mobile are among the big names behind the Internet of Secure Things Alliance. But will driving a global standard of IoT security be enough to thwart the threat?
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson's aboard the 5G train; Lebara chooses Openet for charging; BT fast-tracks ethnic minority employees.
Sweden-based vendor says the three-year deal will focus on implementing virtualized and cloud-based mobile core network solutions to prepare the operator for new technologies.
Indian authorities will require some equipment to undergo mandatory tests starting in October in a move that could hold up network deployment.
Finnish vendor lands a significant 5G contract with an existing customer.
A former cloud insider returns, with an outside-in, peek-behind-the-curtain look at the telco industry's road to becoming more cloud native.
The campaign against the new mobile technology flared up in Ireland this week, and it's not just about the coronavirus.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom integrates e-SIM onto Qualcomm chipset; Telia takes control of rail signaling in Oslo; Bouygyes Telecom buys Credit Mutuel subsidiary.
This week in our WiC roundup: How companies can get past performative activism; steps to support women at work; Melinda Gates does it again; and more.
Emerging open RAN player reveals collaboration with German operator to validate what it describes as 'web-scale technologies' for the 5G standalone core.
The Indian operator has attracted billions of dollars from a range of investments. Debt reduction might not be the only option.
The company also touts a repeater technology trial with Pivotal Commware designed to enhance and boost Verizon's millimeter wave 5G signals.
VMware is integrating its SD-WAN service and Workspace ONE to provide the zero-trust service, and will deploy the service in over 100 locations.
Some 21% of pay-TV subs and 11% of broadband-only customers have removed a subscription VoD service within the last six months. Meanwhile, adoption of ad-based streaming services remains strong.
Cable operator will permanently increase most residential data plans by up to 300 gigabytes starting July 1 and extend other pandemic-related relief measures through the end of 2020.
Provisional 5G license winners given all-clear after doing necessary paperwork. (Oh, and Huawei is given a wide berth.)
The go-ahead by authorities in Cambridgeshire will anger US officials and put further pressure on the government as it considers Huawei's future role in the UK.
Last year, there were hardly any NB-IoT connections outside China. Just what happened to the technology that was hailed as such a revolutionary thing?
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telecom Italia sells Inwit stakes; Colt goes multicloud; Becks plows dough into esports.
The companies said in a statement that they will develop and sell 'ICT products utilizing innovative optical and wireless technologies.'
Ford becomes first carmaker to deploy a private mobile network based on 5G in the UK, with the aim of supporting the future production of electric vehicles.
Nokia's new Digital Operations Center supports network slicing for 5G, among other offerings, but also provides a focus on network security.
The key supplier of gateways and set-tops plans to obtain €420 million in new financing under the restructuring plan as the company continues to grapple with the financial impact of the pandemic.
Light Reading is delighted to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights Awards program, which is now in its 16th year.
Adding a curated, linear-style streaming component to its video platform will help Amazon promote its broader on-demand fare, according to analysts and industry experts.
Microsoft's CEO sees a future of 'remote everything.' As a result, there's a growing consensus among lawmakers that Internet access is no longer a 'nice to have' but a 'need to have.'
Pledge to create 1,000 full-time new jobs in the sunshine state goes out the window.
Pekka Lundmark will join Nokia as CEO in August, returning to a company he previously worked for 20 years ago. The task ahead of him looks immense.
Chinese telcos are slashing prices in a short-term, unsustainable effort to drive up 5G subscribers.
Verizon is reducing the cost of its unlimited prepaid option, a move that coincides with a wider emphasis by the company on prepaid amid the beginnings of a recession in the US.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica boss spies the sunlit M&A uplands; Telia turns to Motorola for push-to-talk; Elisa goes streaming with NENT Group.
On this episode of 'What's the Story?' – a new series from the Light Reading Podcast – Jeff Baumgartner talks with pod host Nicole Ferraro about HBO Max: the latest news, why it matters and what's likely to happen next.
Parental advisory: Includes tub-thumping and eye-rolling.
Report says Dell is looking at options including a spinoff of its $50 billion stake in the enterprise software specialist.
More than six months after launching, the ZenKey 'single sign-on' app from AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon shows just a handful of downloads and no named supporting companies.
Verizon is widely anticipated to spend heavily in the upcoming CBRS spectrum auction. But factors including spectrum sharing and power output levels could temper its bidding enthusiasm.
Agreement covers entry on Android, Chromecast and Android TV devices ahead of Peacock's national debut on July 15.
Edge Gravity, Ericsson's internal startup focused on the development of a global edge computing cloud, is said to have suffered from an 'innovator's dilemma' that hinders large companies from changing their ways.
The needle is moving firmly toward an automated optical future, writes Heavy Reading's Sterling Perrin.
Telco staff are reeling as operators announce pandemic-era layoffs after years of cutbacks by many of the world's biggest companies.
While the COVID-19 pandemic slowed SD-WAN market momentum in the first half of 2020, Futuriom forecasts a pickup in the second half of 2020 and into 2021 as more enterprise employees work from home and require secure, remote access services.
US think tank accuses China of artificially beefing up its telecom equipment suppliers and holding back 5G innovation.
The US High Court shoots down Comcast petition centering on an earlier Federal Circuit court decision involving two TiVo patents that describe remote DVR recording functionality.
Local government and industry experts in China push back against a 5G private network monopoly.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Irish coronavirus app poised for deployment; Sky Germany looks ahead; InCoax lands US MoCa deal.
Former Sprint parent company to give Deutsche Telekom the option to buy a further 101 million shares in T-Mobile US by June 2024.
Finnish kit vendor says a full set of O-RAN-compliant products will be ready in 2021, putting pressure on Ericsson and other traditional rivals.
CSPs must start planning for what comes next and the role they can play in helping societies and economies recover in the pandemic's aftermath.
Citing the surge of OTT video and the need to create network efficiencies, Charter asks the FCC to sunset its prohibition on data caps and paid peering deals five years after its Time Warner Cable deal closed.
Ivo Rook is now SVP of IoT for T-Mobile, reporting to Dow Draper, T-Mobile's EVP of emerging products. Previously Rook was SVP of IoT and product development for Sprint.
Discovery said three execs will expand their roles amid the departure of Peter Faricy, a move that comes as the programmer looks to expand its streaming and direct-to-consumer efforts.
Startup Aurora Insight, which operates mobile sensors that can geolocate transmitters in a specific area, picked up an unannounced mmWave 5G network from Verizon while scanning in Baltimore.
Nokia, Samsung and Ericsson are beginning to preen and posture for operators' attention ahead of a C-band auction poised to generate billions of dollars in equipment sales.
ZTE is applying for more state bank credits as it attempts to revive its business.
With India's 5G spectrum auction postponed till 2021, the commercial availability of the technology is at least 18-20 months away. Is the unlicensed 6GHz band for Wi-Fi the answer for the retail and enterprise markets?
Latest cuts in France come after the Finnish firm's annual report shows that 5,000 jobs disappeared across the entire business in 2019.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UK government states the bleedin' obvious; telco capex in a time of COVID-19; Proximus offer Apple TV 4K.
After barely two months as CEO, Allison Kirkby overhauls the boardroom.
The Indian service provider seems eager to construct 5G networks that are based at least partly on its own technical expertise.
Germany's new entrant aims to follow Rakuten's example, and indicates it is in advanced negotiations with three vendors.
Cisco and CenturyLink are just two among examples of vendors and service providers rethinking their remote access services to address new capacity and security concerns as more employees access private company documents from home.
Ajit Pai asks Congress to create legislation that helps consumers and small businesses stay connected as his Keeping Americans Connected Pledge nears its expiration date.
Usage of the hyper-local streaming news service was climbing before the pandemic, but the recent surge of big news events has 'propelled us forward,' CEO Daniel Barreto says.
Deutsche Telekom is expected to raise its stake in T-Mobile US from 43% to above 50% using a reported $20 billion. But what the company does with that controlling share is noteworthy.