Several top Nokia executives are heading for the door, creating a challenge for Nokia's new CEO, Pekka Lundmark, as he works to assert control.
South Korea's SK Telecom has data center and AI-as-a-service ambitions for its new AI chip, 1.5 times faster than a GPU but half the price.
New Light Reading e-book sponsored by Harmonic highlights some of the early advances made by cable operators and vendors in virtualizing the industry's access networks and expanding their capacity.
A Spanish joint venture is on the cards, says El Economista, but Másmovíl flatly denies it's negotiating anything with Vodafone.
A week after disposing of its low-tier handset unit, Huawei has reshaped its consumer business to target the fast-growing smart car market in the world.
Offer for the owner of France's SFR and Portugal's MEO to run until January 21.
In the latest study by Parks Associates, more than three fifths (61%) of US consumers subscribe to at least two OTT services and nearly half (45%) subscribe to three or more.
Cogent, one of the world's largest ISPs, offers customers and competitors the ability to create their own global network, across its entire footprint, while paying on a per-usage basis.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia and A1 switch on private network for Siemens; BT and Transatel renew MVNOs partnership; TIM and Google combine on 'Voice Smart' calling.
Rajesh Mishra, Parallel Wireless' CTO, and Kaitki Agarwal, Parallel's chief product officer, are leaving the company to start A5G Networks, which will focus on open RAN orchestration.
A startup backed by some of Qualcomm's former top executives is looking to test advanced MIMO technology running on open RAN specifications.
Mavenir is now one of the world's five largest suppliers of mobile core networking technology, which is essentially the brain of a wireless network.
Coopérative de Câblodistribution de L'Arrière Pays (CCAP) has increased its top broadband speeds by 10X and HD and 4K channels by 34% after adopting Adara's bandwidth reclamation solution.
Telecommunications Bill advocates fines of up to 10% of turnover for failure to phase out 'high-risk vendors' – and $133,000 per day for repeat offenders.
Indian service provider suggests setting up new Optic Fiber Regulatory Authority for the 'faster, transparent and economic rollout of fiber' in the country.
Mobile malware saw a significant increase in the third quarter, with people spending more time on their mobiles, and Asia at the center of the outbreak.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: KPN maps out the way ahead; Vodafone suffers German outage; MTS, Ericsson combine on private network for Russian mine.
The UK-based operator signals progress with ambition to take South African startup's IoT solutions global.
Broadband player prepares to activate customers on assets held by FiberCop, part of Italy's plan to create a single national network.
The promo that combines T-Mobile's TVision Live and Vibe packages has no specified end date and arrives amid complaints from programmers.
'The market should understand that Dish and the DEs have a good chance of prevailing in court,' according to some financial analysts. At issue is billions in AWS-3 spectrum.
Now that communications service providers have re-asserted their relevance, they have an unparalleled opportunity to boost their influence and involvement in the post-COVID world.
Operator confirms it will extend usage-based data policy and unlimited data option to its northeast division starting next year, matching up with policies already in place in the MSO's central and west divisions.
5G lacks clear business models and its performance falls short in uplink, latency, security and energy efficiency, according to China Unicom's Chi Yongsheng.
Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has told India's Department of Telecommunications that domestic vendors' bids for its 4G tender are unviable as they come in at 90% more than those from global vendors.
Following millions of dollars in investments in 2020, DataBank is planning for more than a dozen data center buildouts next year.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: why the UK needs a Brexit data deal; Nokia lands China Mobile IoT contract; Vodafone targets net zero carbon by 2040.
Once the process of bringing 128 into Juniper amps up next year, it will be clearer how this acquisition repositions Juniper in the WAN space, and whether this move can improve Juniper's service provider business.
Charter and Altice USA among the logical candidates for a new Apple TV remote from Universal Electronics optimized for pay-TV service providers.
The fiber network construction specialist, which counts Level 3 exec Kevin O'Hara as a founder, has been on a buying spree to help meet rising buildout demands among large, midsized and rural players.
Apple's plans to move production of devices away from China received a boost with partners entering India through the government's Production-Linked Scheme.
T-Mobile claims San Francisco officials are not moving fast enough to approve its 5G cell site upgrades. The company's lawsuit again highlights the tensions between industry and city regulators.
Addition of engineering services company aimed at enhancing Accenture's 5G network design and management pitch to enterprise clients in Spain, Portugal.
Japan's communications minister attacked the three largest carriers' tariffs, saying despite recent moves 'they're promising mutton but selling dog.'
French operations see return to EBITDA growth in the third quarter after Q2 decline.
Buoyed by its experiences with Rakuten, the Japanese manufacturer is entering a market with few homegrown options.
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Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: More 5G delays in Belgium; little hope for mobile consolidation in Sweden; Virgin Media, O2 merger to be investigated by UK; Presidio buys Arkphire.
Cable company Altice and satellite companies Globalstar and Viasat were among the 74 entities that registered interest in the C-band auction, but they are not among the final 57 qualified bidders.
By snapping up the remaining 51% stake of a wholesale broadband venture with Eutelsat, Viasat will ramp up its business in EMEA amid plans to launch a high-capacity ViaSat-3 satellite for the region.
With patchy coverage, high costs and a roaming headache, the ailing IoT standard desperately needs resuscitation.
Internet companies ranging from SpaceMobile to Lynk to Telesat are touting newly eased government positions in their quest to launch thousands of satellites into orbit.
YouTube TV, Hulu and other virtual MVPDs raked in 1.5 million subs in Q3, but a top industry analyst wonders if OTT-TV providers will be exposed to sports-related, seasonal churn trends.
FedEx is working with Dell and Switch to build mini data centers in its facilities for edge computing. What the company might do with those resources could have implications for 5G.
Buoyed by demand for gaming chips and data center tech, US chipmaker sees record revenue of $4.73bn – yet shares slide 3% on supply chain worries and Mellanox.
Indonesia wants to speed up its journey to 5G, but lack of spectrum is again the biggest obstacle – so far 1310MHz of a promised 2047MHz for 5G is available.
The EU's auditor says Brussels has been slow to tackle anticompetitive behavior by big tech firms, as Brussels and Washington pursue investigations.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson upgrades CETIN's Czech network; Nokia touts 25G PON; Arcep lays down the law on FTTP line rental.
Government agencies and the military still occupy the spectrum bands that are the most economical for a 5G rollout.
France-based operator raises 2020 sales guidance after reporting growth in Q3 and first nine months of the year.
The UK-based operator is to launch a 4G service in Ireland using open RAN products provided by Parallel Wireless and hardware partners.
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Operator says it won't extend a new offer after the deadline on its latest, greatest offer expires.
TVision Home, the predecessor to the company's revamped, small-bundle TVision streaming service, will be shut down on December 30.
In 2016, operators and governments waved through a merger between Alcatel-Lucent and Nokia. Now they complain there are too few suppliers.
Envisioning scale that will require video streaming in the hundreds of terabits, Disney is exploring a distribution mesh that ties together CDNs, its own appliances and open caches deployed at network edges.
Borje Ekholm says Swedish authorities went too far in barring Chinese suppliers from 5G, but it's also in Ericsson's interests to keep China sweet.
Facing lawsuits and regulatory pressure in Washington and Brussels, Apple is halving small businesses' commission on the App Store.
EdgeQ raised $51 million. Celona banked $30 million. And they're not alone. 'Yes, there is more funding available for 5G startups than in the past,' said Amar Kapadai of startup Aarna Networks.
According to new reports, Dish Network may not get access to discounted AWS-3 spectrum licenses for its 5G efforts, following an FCC ruling on the matter.
In partnership with Bravo's 'The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City,' Watchwith will enable viewers to interact with cast members and participate in polls that unlock exclusive clips from the reality TV series.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT seeks quantum 5G leap, taps Ciena's Blue Planet; Deutsche Telekom tackles 5G-powered soccer-streaming trial; MTS sees revenue rise, despite everything.
Elon Musk's SpaceX wants satellite broadband approved as part of a consultation on broadband penetration, with a view to launching Starlink in India in 2021.
The company, which paid $545,999 for five CBRS priority access licenses in Iowa and Illinois, plans to roll out the technology in its factories in 2022.
Latest milestone was achieved in Finland using mmWave spectrum in the 26GHz band.
By simultaneously sending and receiving wireless signals over the same spectrum frequency, full duplex technology may dramatically improve spectral efficiency.
Frost & Sullivan's Roopa Honnachari explains how COVID-19 has impacted growth in the SD-WAN and cloud services markets, plus her forecasts for growth over the next few years.
'O-RAN for me is interesting at this point in time, but there's a host of unanswered questions around IP, around R&D, around system integration,' said T-Mobile's Neville Ray.
Fetching $69.99, telco's upgraded 'Stream TV' device features Verizon's user interface and connects users to a multitude of apps, including Disney+, Netflix, YouTube TV and Hulu.
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Vodafone's tower business spin-off sees a clear path for growth; sets aside $1.2 billion of leverage capacity 'to fund larger opportunities.'
This brings total funding to $332 million for the Israel-based secure access service edge (SASE) provider. In addition, Cato claims the company is valued at $1 billion.
5G's global consumer market will be worth $31 trillion in cumulative revenue by 2030, $3.7 trillion to providers, predict Ericsson and Omdia.
Pay-TV packages from T-Mobile's new streaming service, which have caught some heat from programmers, generate a gross profit margin of about 30%, according to an economic analysis by Evercore ISI.
Lockdowns are helping the world's biggest telcos to lighten the workforce load as they try to safeguard profits.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telecom Italia and Google launch AI Academy; Nokia deploys Internet gateway in Iraq; Wifinity acquires PCCW Global Networks.
The Chinese equipment maker has confirmed the sale of its mid- to low-end device unit.
Group maintains a fast pace of rollouts in France and Italy, with a corresponding impact on EBITDAal minus capex.
Partnership to create Open 5G Lab to support the development of 5G use cases for different vertical sectors.
Former FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler points out a few things that the Trump administration has ignored and holds out hope that the next president will get serious about broadband.
In addition to examining the evolution of UCaaS, Niernberg explains how a managed approach to SASE assists enterprises in navigating the crowded market of so many security and SD-WAN vendors.
Apple faces new complaints before German and Spanish regulators that its online tracking code in iOS devices breaks European Union data privacy law.
In addition to the firewalls protecting network traffic at a packet level, Masergy is providing customers with Fortinet's secure web gateway (SWG) service for IP traffic protection at the application level in the cloud and on-premises.
EU's internal market commissioner talks tough ahead of releasing draft 'ex-ante' rules designed to keep large online platform providers in check.
The work of physically installing radios on top of cell towers is often the most expensive part of any wireless network buildout. Dish Network said it will use 20,000 Crown Castle towers for 5G.
The company's second cloud-native acquisition in as many months shows it is looking to add to its development resources for cloud applications and programming.
WarnerMedia is still in discussions to get the new supersized streaming service distributed on Roku players and Roku TVs.
One of China's big three service providers hits the SA milestone on its path to a cloud-network revamp.
The European telco giant is restructuring amid the pandemic as it tries to protect profitability in a low-growth market.
Minim, a Wi-Fi and security software company run by former Dyn execs, is pairing with Zoom Telephonics, a supplier of cable modems, gateways and other CPE products sold under the Motorola brand.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange gets its tax back; OBS digitizes Tricolor's contact center; Virgin Media launches basic broadband plan for UK welfare claimants.
That acquisition, which includes products for new remote MACPHY architectures, is expected to represent an incremental revenue boost of 10% to 15% for Vecima in fiscal 2021.
AT&T plans to shutter its 3G network in the early part of 2022. But the company, and some top analysts, don't expect the action to affect many of the 40.5 million cars connected to AT&T.
Vertical Systems Group's Erin Dunne explains how organizations such as MEF are impacting the standardization of SD-WAN, and shares predictions on how the SD-WAN market might fare in 2021.
Six-country deal to push towerco's assets to over 100,000 sites, while Hong Kong group plans share buyback program.
US investors barred from Chinese firms deemed to have links with the country's military. China Mobile and China Telecom among the 31 blacklisted companies.
HughesNet's Pradman Kaul notes that 80% of traffic is for latency-insensitive video services and believes that HughesNet's economic model holds an advantage over Starlink's.
The Commerce Department appeals its dispute with ByteDance, day after the original deadline for the Chinese company to divest TikTok's US operations.
As communications service providers continue to wrestle with the speed and the shape of their digital transformation, Light Reading's editor in chief, Phil Harvey, and ServiceNow's GM and AVP for global telecom, media and technology, Chris Bauschka, sit down for a brief chat on the progress of digital transformation initiatives across the global telecom landscape.
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