T-Mobile said it now plans to shutter its 3G CDMA network by March 31, 2022, but complained that 'partners haven't followed through on their responsibility to help their customers.'
In response, the NCTA called the report 'a highly distorted view' of ISP data collection policies that inappropriately attempts to lump broadband providers into the same category as the Big Tech platforms.
The O-RAN Alliance's new specs cover complex technologies, including non-real-time RAN Intelligent Controller architecture, RAN control, xhaul transport testing and open RAN security.
Swedish vendor told it was slow to provide information relating to the US$1B payment agreement from 2019.
Allison Kirkby's Telia sees its net income drop by 36% in the third quarter, as it sells towers and struggles through a restructuring.
Cable and mobile technologists view telco rollouts of 5G millimeter wave technology as potentially strong competition to cable broadband service, particularly in unserved and underserved areas.
Optical networking supplier puts the blame of slimmer profit margins firmly at the door of the 'semiconductor crisis.'
AT&T again signaled its interest in cloud gaming, and cloud computing in general, by offering a Batman game for free to its customers using Google's Stadia infrastructure.
Chinese operators are the latest to report a healthy bump in earnings and revenue.
Access to the core YouTube app on 'new' Roku streaming devices is in jeopardy as a battle between Roku and Google nears the six month mark.
Intel sees shares fall as its PC chip business and margins shrink, but Gelsinger is betting big on spending its way to being a major-player foundry.
The US operator is still slashing thousands of jobs as it tries to cut about $6 billion off its expenses.
The project has the potential to support 5G networks anywhere they're needed, 'all while outside the range of existing cellular networks,' according to the DoD.
Light Reading recently caught up with Bhattacharya during a fireside chat at Light Reading's Big 5G Event in Denver to discuss the role mentors and sponsor have played in her career, and what she sees as the current biggest barriers for women in the industry.
Meanwhile, WarnerMedia's HBO and HBO Max base nears 70M, thanks to international expansions, helping to offset a subscriber hit resulting from the media giant's decision to halt distribution of HBO content via the Amazon Channels platform.
This week: Ryan Meche, director of LUS Fiber, a municipal fiber provider in Lafayette, Louisiana, on why the city chose a municipal broadband model, how it's funded and how it works and the company's plans for a potential NTIA grant.
Not many open RAN vendors can support 2G, and that technology seems likely to be around for years.
At the exact same time that AT&T executives were boasting that their 'aggressive acquisition and retention efforts continue to bear fruit,' T-Mobile launched a new $1,000 competitive attack.
CommScope and a pair of partners are developing chipsets and a network architecture for DOCSIS 4.0 that aims to expand the ecosystem for vendors and MSOs. It should also prevent Broadcom from cornering the market.
Liberty Global-owned Belgian operator appears to have fully pivoted away from Chinese supplier ZTE.
New report from trade association Mobile UK says government can burnish their green credentials by doing more to promote 5G.
The operator is to add another 7,000 software experts to its team by 2025 as it aims for more technology independence.
A group of investors – including Zayo and its parent company DigitalBridge, and fronted by Marc Ganzi – are reportedly exploring to acquire broadband network owner Uniti Group and its Windstream business.
Big US cable operator aims to start high-split spectrum upgrade trials and accelerate rollouts of mid-split upgrades as it seeks to create more upstream capacity in its HFC plant.
With more than $15 billion in winning bids, the FCC's 3.45GHz-3.55GHz spectrum auction officially passed its reserve price. Now, though, auction winners will need to buy more radios.
'Despite a relatively healthy third quarter report – albeit against relatively easy year ago comps – there are reasons for disquiet,' wrote the financial analysts at MoffettNathanson.
In its first disclosure of fixed wireless access subscriber figures, Verizon said it added 55,000 FWA subs in Q3 2021, representing about 42% of the 129,000 net broadband subscribers it added in the period.
San Antonio is the latest Google Fiber market to get access to a relatively new service tier that pumps out 2Gbit/s downstream and 1Gbit/s upstream for $100 per month.
Tsinghua Unigroup, one of the biggest chip-makers, was forced into bankruptcy after accumulating debts of at least 100 billion yuan ($15.3 billion).
Tower company enters into agreement with Altice-owned Outremer Telecom to buy 203 towers and new towers over 10 years.
The streaming service is more popular than ever and its share price has soared, but its public-cloud arrangements carry enormous risk.
Netflix, which expects to add another 8.5 million subs in Q4, says it will soon measure engagement of titles on an hours-viewed basis rather than the current one based on viewership among subscriber households.
'It's been a profitable business,' said Elisa's Kimmo Pentikäinen of the operator's 5G launch. In its most recent financial report, the operator reported a gain of $3.50 per month per customer from 5G.
Big Blue has made Volta a part of its takeover strategy and can already cite customers for its technology, including Dish and Telefónica.
The cybersecurity research firm said hackers were able to access subscriber information and call record details. However, the firm did not disclose the mobile network operators that were hacked.
Cato's largest funding round so far brings the SASE provider's total financing to $532 million.
The South Korean vendor, short on legacy technologies, is shouting about 4G and 5G trials with Virgin Media O2.
A pair of 4K-capable Hisense TVs powered by Comcast's streaming platform will be sold nationwide via Walmart.com and Walmart stores. Pay-TV apps from Comcast and Charter will launch on XClass TVs in the coming months.
China's Xiaomi, eyeing a burgeoning Chinese electric vehicle market, says it is joining the fray and making its own cars from the first half of 2024.
Biggest iPhone assembler Foxconn, which has long eyed making the Apple Car too, has unveiled concept electric vehicles to bolster its carmaking chops.
The supply chain crisis is certainly making a dent on smartphone shipments but the 5G outlook is unchanged.
After throwing resources at thousands of industry use cases in the past two years, the China 5G industry has abandoned most of them to narrow its focus.
Swedish operator sees continuing good momentum but remains on the post-pandemic recovery path in the consumer market.
Boingo's private LTE network in CBRS spectrum for the San Diego Padres will help move the team's payments and ticketing systems off congested public networks and onto a dedicated network.
Swedish equipment maker reports component problems and the loss of China business, but its gross margin is at record levels.
Lisa Plaggemier with the National Cybersecurity Alliance says the attack on Sinclair is another wake-up call for the industry, and another reason for media companies to treat cybersecurity like any other risk to the business.
During VMworld, VMware launched several initiatives to assist its cloud provider partners in delivering managed security services and simplified app management to end users.
Ting Internet, from Tucows, announced it will acquire fixed wireless operator Simply Bits. 'We recognize the value of fixed wireless as an additional tool in our connectivity toolkit,' explained an executive.
Starting in Europe with a partnership with Vestel, Vewd intends to take its 'Operator TV' program to other regions around the globe, CEO Aneesh Rajaram says.
Verizon stopped offering its most aggressive smartphone promotion to its existing customers, but continues to offer it to new customers. Meantime, AT&T reduced its smartphone discount from $1,000 to $800.
Free to buy American technology, the smaller of China's two equipment vendors is still on a roll.
UK operator launches its first fixed-mobile convergence offering, but PP Foresight analyst warns of low consumer appetite for buying numerous services from one provider.
Spanish competition regulator CNMC approves changes that give telco greater freedom to compete on fiber throughout the nation.
The UK-based firm is opening a new 5G lab focused on open RAN technology as it continues to battle America's biggest chipmaker.
Made famous by this year's MWC, public cloud evangelist Danielle Royston now has $1 billion at her disposal to buy and develop telecom software.
SD-WAN product revenues reached $844 million in Q2, an increase of more than 30% year-over-year. This shows, overall, that the pandemic hasn't negatively impacted the SD-WAN market, says Omdia's Dominika Koncewicz.
Kyrio's new software-powered Adaptive Route Control (ARC) system enables fixed and mobile operators to route customer traffic to the best available network on an application-by-application basis.
'Although our revenue growth and profitability in the near-term are impacted by the supply chain issues, our long-term outlook continues to strengthen,' says Adtran CEO Tom Stanton.
Telefónica finally manages to offload its El Salvadoran mobile business, after a scotched 2019 deal, but gets less than half last time's sale price.
Sivers CEO Anders Storm proclaims that 'most of the world is going to start rolling out' mmWave 5G.
GlobalData Principal Analyst Emir Halilovic discusses the changes in enterprise PON connectivity that have been unlocked by SD-WAN.
Parliamentary committee wants lower caps than ones proposed by the European Council and European Commission.
The supplier said the Entra EN9000, a node based on SCTE standards for the Generic Access Platform (GAP), will be available for lab tests in the first half of 2022. Expect Charter to be among the first in line.
Without a permanent chair or adequate staff, and at risk of losing its Democratic majority, the FCC will fail to make meaningful progress on crucial broadband programs, a former agency official warns.
The rise of this new class of product will put Comcast in position to deploy upstream-boosting Full Duplex DOCSIS technology to a large portion of its HFC network.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange opens two more digital centers in Africa; Telia TV hosts HBO Max; smart-home wars.
This week in our WiC roundup: Women get short shrift when it comes to promotions; workplace harassment is as pervasive as ever; telecom steps into the 21st century; and more.
Internet companies have done operators a massive favor by serving up the apps that consumers demand, but operators still think the app developers should pay.
Julie Kunstler discusses developments in passive optical networks and why operators are turning to PON to reduce 5G small cell transport costs, and to support their own 'green' initiatives.
Microsoft said it has built a 'well-managed, reliable, and performant' transport and routing network for its Azure cloud computing service. Now it's selling that network to 5G operators.
'Prices have increased slower than we projected,' wrote the financial analysts at Credit Suisse. Bidding so far is nowhere near the auction's reserve price.
SmartSky, Aeronet, Gogo and HAPSMobile are just some of the companies that are hoping to eke profits from stratospheric communications. But others, like Loon and Qualcomm, have moved on.
Jaimie Lenderman discusses the growth of altnets, the entrance of new vendors, the evolution of PON and why the industry is poised for 'exponential' growth.
South Korean telcos are about to enjoy a Q3 earnings spike thanks to 5G, analysts have forecast.
Australian government and Telstra reportedly on brink of deal with debt-laden Digicel Group; widely seen as political manoeuvre to stymie China's influence in the region.
UK telco launches new cybersecurity platform based on recent investment in Safe Security.
Tim Cook's company slashes iPhone 13 targets due to chip shortages, showing not even Cupertino is immune from the chip dip.
Cable op claims another '10G' milestone with Full Duplex DOCSIS (FDX) live lab trial that linked its virtual cable modem termination system to DOCSIS cable modems configured to operate in the FDX spectrum band.
Vodafone Group and Aditya Birla Group may infuse $400 million in Vodafone Idea to support the company clearing off dues and growth, it's been reported.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Rootmetrics finds EE is still ahead of the 5G pack; how 5G can help anticipate landslides; blockchain for tower management.
Omdia's Dario Talmesio talks about how fiber infrastructure is attracting more investors these days, and why they see value in something other than retail telecoms services.
The Dutch incumbent has seen a fall in maintenance costs and improvement in customer spending in areas where fiber has been deployed.
Ronan Kelly, Adtran's CTO for its EMEA & APAC regions, discusses the future of GPON as so many other PON variants are battling for the hearts, minds and wallets of network operators around the world.
While 64% of companies say they are using AIOps, ZK Research's Zeus Kerravala says many AIOps services are missing a key component – artificial intelligence.
Research Director Michael Philpott explains why fiber is a critical component to the success of 5G networks, and why every region needs access to gigabit speeds.
Huawei is drilling down further into enterprise with the formation of four new business teams to target emerging segments.
'Our investigation indicates that threat actors were able to access username/passwords from outside sources, and exploit that information to login to Visible accounts,' the company reported.
On its website, Ericsson published a graphic that it said was 'the 3GPP's 5G evolution time plan.' It shows the global standards group potentially releasing '6G Basic' in 2027.
The UK telecom incumbent says it has been talking with the government about earning the full return on its investment in Huawei products.
Howard Watson explains how BT plans to phase out Huawei equipment, and why it's banking on the benefits of a 5G converged core.
Customers are looking to combine telco and tech elements into solutions, coupled AI, edge computing and IoT, Shuter said.
Some companies are offering generous sign-up bonuses. Others are cutting store hours. Whatever the result, it's clear that workforce shortages are beginning to affect the retail sector of the wireless industry.
MixComm's CEO explains the company's approach to beamforming and mmWave, and how partnerships are key to furthering updates to those 5G technologies.
Suppliers are making rapid process with network and CPE elements that will support the Extended Spectrum DOCSIS flavor of DOCSIS 4.0, Cox's Jeff Finkelstein says.
With its new Spectrum Exchange, Federated hopes to provide spectrum licenses on-demand, just as Google scales its cloud computing services up and down based on customer demand.
Reports suggest that the 3,000 towers used by Telenet could be flogged off for up to €600m.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia ships application containers; Arcep vindicated in French 5G spectrum rumpus; Vodafone comes up short on advertising standards.
Armed with a $300 million from an 'F' round led by Japan's SoftBank Vision Fund 2, Plume intends to target companies that can broaden the smart home software specialist's cloud, data and AI capabilities, Plume CEO Fahri Diner says.
After 5G, AI and space exploration, China has elbowed its way to the front of the pack in another key technology – quantum communications.
Nanos Research finds 76% of Canadians want the Chinese supplier banned from 5G networks; prime minister Trudeau due to make a decision within the 'coming weeks.'