The coronavirus has cut significantly into some organization's event revenues. Now, some members of the CCA have pledged to reject refunds on their trade show expenses in order to keep the association up and running.
Peak usage is up as much as 60% in some markets that were hit early by COVID-19 and stay-at-home orders, but usage there is starting to plateau, according to Comcast's Tony Werner.
With Americans forced to stay home, the value of a reliable Internet connection has soared. What might that mean for the financial position of telecom operators and policy makers' perception of the industry?
Can a company known as a roaming middleman survive a pandemic that has all but ended international travel?
Hutchison is all set for its 5G debut but is still resisting legislation on exclusion zones.
South Korean operator reports back on 5G usage patterns one year on from launch. Talks again about 'hyper collaboration' to squeeze more from the next-gen tech.
In 5G, transport must be in sync with the radio access network or it will be a bottleneck.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UK operators warn of delayed line repairs; BEREC reports no signs of network congestion; the ethics of data tracking at a time of crisis.
Amid the spread of COVID-19, the operator in Spain's Basque region intends to pursue its national network expansion strategy, including the launch of Virgin-branded services.
Bill Case, WOW's chief information officer, serving as acting CEO as Elder recovers.
OneWeb filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, an action that casts a cloud over rival Starlink, the satellite broadband initiative backed by Elon Musk's SpaceX.
Microsoft could use the technology it is acquiring from Affirmed Networks for a number of different offerings. But the company isn't providing much insight into its strategy.
The Chinese equipment vendor is back in profit for a full year after recovering from US fines and sanctions, and its business is mainly growing.
Women in Comms caught up with Giuhat to discuss how 5G may impact career opportunities for women in the industry, new developments in Metaswitch's UC platforms and the impact of mentors on her own career path.
Usage of Disney+, Hulu and Netflix is unsurprisingly up, but so is cable and broadcast TV viewing and the desire among some consumers to add a pay-TV subscription, Hub Entertainment Research finds.
Dell'Oro anticipates uptick in cloud demand as enterprises cut IT spend.
… and three other things we've learnt from the telecom reporting season in China.
After 18 years, it's time for a new adventure.
The rollout of 5G core systems will herald a distributed architecture, but that brings data management challenges, suggests NetNumber's COO.
This week in our WiC roundup: Women in tech work from home and manage just about everything else; former and current employees of The Wing tell all; networking apps for professional women are flourishing; and more.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: CityFibre completes FibreNation acquisition; Ericsson provides reassurance; operators do their bit in a time of crisis.
CEO Danielle Royston has an aggressive new plan for the cloud-based BSS vendor and growing customer support, but it involves extra investment and ongoing losses that might not suit all of the company's investors.
Manufacturer claims a first in Japan as it gears up to launch its own private 5G network in Kawasaki City, with more to come.
The Nordic operator's profit warning could be the first of many issued by telecom operators in the coming weeks.
JR Shaw, a cable Hall of Famer and industry pioneer, stepped down as CEO of the Canadian service provider in 1998 but had remained active with the company, serving as executive chairman.
As cable ops size up their next move, CableLabs is pulling together a group to focus on test plans for products based on new specs that will pump up the capacity of cable's widely deployed HFC networks.
The $2 trillion coronavirus economic stimulus package could funnel money to AT&T, Verizon and other mobile operators as schools work to connect students with Wi-Fi routers and mobile hotspots.
Ren Zhengfei pops up to inform the Western world that his company has recovered swiftly from the virus and is ready for European business.
The FCC's chairman has urged Congress to earmark $2 billion in the coronavirus relief package to pay US telecom operators to swap out Huawei and ZTE equipment with products from 'trusted' suppliers.
The purchase of Affirmed Networks will allow Microsoft to sell software-powered, virtualized functions to mobile network operators, challenging the likes of Ericsson, Cisco and others.
Altran's key relationships in 5G software and edge initiatives have helped make it a $4.1 billion takeover target for Capgemini.
TeleGeography's latest report on voice traffic estimates that OTT voice traffic was more than double international carrier voice traffic in 2019.
The new specs will add capacity, tack on new advanced capabilities and, more generally, extend the life of the cable network for years, but the DOCSIS 4.0 era will likely take several years to fully unfold.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Inwit deal completes; Elliott cuts stake in TIM; GSMA looking at virus-related data sharing?
Akamai, Sony and Microsoft are among the online video gaming companies that have pledged to reduce the amount of network traffic that their services generate.
Swapping broadband for cheeseburgers? HKBN will barter.
New figures show that about 13% of jobs were cut last year as the Swedish operator worked on boosting profitability in the absence of sales growth.
Cable and wireless tech supplier says manufacturing is fully operational and seeing increased customer demand. Meanwhile, CommScope says it's also seeing cable operator spending tick up.
Juniper Networks subsidiary Mist Systems is ramping up its ability to provide enterprises with analytics capabilities.
Verizon, AT&T and Comcast are among the service providers with employees who reportedly have the coronavirus. Now, those operators and others are mobilizing in unprecedented ways to fight the spread of COVID-19.
The FCC said it will hold its 3.5GHz CBRS spectrum auction in July. That could affect a range of companies, including Verizon, AT&T and Charter Communications.
The wireline commercial units of AT&T, Verizon and CenturyLink will be impacted by COVID-19, but the effects also will be felt by US cable and its disproportionate exposure to the SMB market, industry analyst Craig Moffett warns.
We now plan to hold our Cable Next-Gen Technologies & Strategies event in Denver on August 25-27 after postponing it earlier this month because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The telecom giant and the carmaker are teaming up in the expectation that smart cities will be a major business opportunity.
Weeks after this year's show was canceled, the trade association has offered credits against the costs of future shows and, for those companies that didn't cancel, a partial cash refund.
Social media giant willing to spend billions to get minority stake in India's aggressive newcomer.
Facebook is one of the most highly automated and digital businesses on the planet, but its fortunes are partly built on brick-and-mortar foundations.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia completes Elenion acquisition; Virgin Media sees changing data patterns; Disney+ launch is semi-frozen in the UK.
Specifications developed by TIP's Phoenix project, which is focused on optical transponders for disaggregated systems, are to be included in an RFI from major operators.
Standards body pushes back Release 16 and Release 17 timelines amid the global spread of COVID-19.
India's operators are quickly responding to the outbreak of the virus as the country goes under lockdown.
The usual crew adjusts seamlessly to the new reality by recording this week's pod remotely.
Operators – including Verizon, T-Mobile, AT&T and Sprint – are reporting significant rises in their customers' calling and texting. But it appears that much of the bulk of Americans' Internet traffic is headed over wired networks.
The social networking site is abuzz with chatter about the deadly virus and less worrying issues, but advertising revenues have slumped.
Video streaming giant will temporarily default to standard-def globally, but will still allow users to manually adjust YouTube streams to HD quality.
In the past few years, T-Mobile has reinvigorated its business under the 'Uncarrier' brand. Now, as it nears the completion of its merger with Sprint, it's preparing for its next act.
Global operator adopts 'suck it and see' approach to open line system efficiencies.
Cites closure of theme parks, delays of movie releases, suspension of content production, postponement of Olympic Games and effects on the TV ad market and other parts of its cable business.
UK incumbent wants to focus on multinational businesses and security solutions.
French operator to form JV to develop 4,000 towers to meet mobile network coverage requirements and prepare for 5G.
Telecom operators and technology firms are handing over location data to governments fighting the outbreak of COVID-19, but at what long-term cost?
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: ETSI unveils augmented reality spec; Cosmote goes with Ericsson for 5G RAN; Belgian operators granted temporary 5G licenses.
The sum the Chinese mobile operator is tipping into its 5G rollout represents a fivefold increase on what it spent last year.
The Japanese equipment maker has a central role in the world's most keenly anticipated launch of mobile network services.
Court grants Comcast's motion to stay discovery citing impacts of COVID-19 crisis and an expectation that Comcast's move to dismiss the suit will be resolved in a 'very timely fashion.'
US operators aren't charging extra for 5G, but other operators around the world are taking a much different approach to 5G service plans.
Executives ranging from outgoing IBM chairman and CEO Ginni Rometty to incoming Colony Capital CEO Marc Ganzi are speculating on the future of networking technologies amid the coronavirus crisis.
Mobile traffic volumes have increased 40% and Wi-Fi calling has surged 100%, Randall Stephenson, AT&T's top exec, says.
Ericsson's CEO says 'the short-term impact of the coronavirus on our supply chain has been limited to none,' but acknowledges that an unspecified number of company employees have contracted the new virus.
Each of the country's big three operators take a hit on subscriber numbers in the wake of COVID-19.
Japanese operator is set to launch its 5G service one day after NTT DoCoMo and one day before SoftBank, and will put AWS Wavelength to work to support edge-enabled services.
Combined company to be named FuboTV Inc. and be led by current fuboTV CEO David Gandler.
Network sharing has led to savings for the Chinese operator as it ramps up its deployment of 5G services.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: the COVID-19 fight goes on; OneWeb sends up more satellites; connected tractors; throttling Walt.
The CEOs of Wurl and Zone TV believe the free streaming market is in its early days and has plenty of room to accommodate independents even as media giants go on a rampage to acquire Tubi, Xumo and Pluto TV.
No other mobile provider in the US has joined Verizon in charging extra for 5G. Verizon, for its part, argues it can levy that fee because its 5G is 'differentiated.'
Nokia Deepfield research shows that networks are coping so far, although growth in traffic is reaching unprecedented levels.
Exposure to underperforming companies and a mountain of debt makes SoftBank look more vulnerable to the deadly virus than many other firms.
OK, enough about COVID-19. We can't handle the truth. Let's talk about what kind of movies we like to watch while practicing social distancing. Light Reading's Ray Le Maistre weighs in.
Networks are performing well, but some operators could also become a victim of the deadly virus sweeping the planet.
National Association of Broadcasters also developing an enhanced and expanded version of its fall New York event.
Faced with surge in NBN loads, Australian govt asks content companies to impose limits.
Verizon said ten of its employees have the new coronavirus, that so far it has shuttered 500 corporate-owned retail stores and that around 100,000 of its employees are now working from home.
UN Agency urges national telecommunications authorities to test effectiveness of disaster response plans.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT updates further on network resilience; YouTube follows Netflix lead to save EU bandwidth; UK telecom staff are 'key workers' – official.
This week in our WiC roundup: While the world around us is consumed by COVID-19 news, women in tech are still pushing forward without delay. There's no time to pause when there's so much change to make.
Legal authorities in India say operators must pay what the government demands and not what the companies believe they owe – and they must do it soon.
UK incumbent operator plans to sell assets in 16 countries to CIH Telecommunications Americas for an undisclosed sum.
Charter has been reviewing the situation daily amid the COVID-19 crisis, but the change follows an uproar over an employee who quit over an earlier policy that discouraged employees from working from home.
Although just 1% of phones in the US sported 5G last year, that figure could rise to 25% this year.
Streaming giant says the temporary move will reduce Netflix traffic on European networks by about 25% and lessen the strain amid a COVID-19 outbreak that's forcing millions to stay at home.
The world's most ambitious operator and its daring technology chief are determined to show the industry that 5G networks do not have to be developed in the same old way.
Some Wall Street analysts see the spread of the new coronavirus as hastening society's embrace of online life. And that could motivate network operators to invest in their networks.
Light Reading's Mike Dano, Kelsey Ziser and Phil Harvey discuss COVID-19, how it is affecting the telecom industry now and what might happen next as stores close, stocks drop and everyone works from home.
Device integration paves way for Hulu's subscription VoD service (but not its live TV offering) to become available on Flex streaming devices as well as Comcast's full-fledged X1 platform.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Three revenue up but users down; Virgin Media brings the gig to UK's West Midlands; Telefónica gets Aldi connected.
US Ignite's Mari Silbey returns to discuss smart cities, O-RAN testing and what some recent carrier moves might really mean.
Open source platform for set-tops and gateways and other connected devices is seeing competition in the service provider field from Android TV and, increasingly, Amazon's Fire TV.
China's biggest operator has racked up an impressive number of subscribers to the new technology in just a few months.
The new agreement among Northstar Wireless LLC and SNR Wireless LicenseCo and Verizon could lay the groundwork for a deeper relationship between Verizon and Dish.