Although the Prague 5G Security Conference was mostly held behind closed doors, officials from the UK and the US discussed topics including open RAN.
Light Reading's Mike Dano and Phil Harvey recount some of the highlights of a busy, busy event discussing all things 5G. Standalone 5G stood alone as the big thing to watch in the coming months.
If they don't solve mobile stream abandonment, AVoDs may blow their big market opportunity during the COVID-19 pandemic.
A new standard developed by India's government has provoked concern about fragmentation and interoperability.
A lawsuit filed by Jeffrey Smith alleges that AT&T, Verizon and other wireless network operators overcharged government customers across California and Nevada.
UK-based group said to be in talks to buy Spanish rival, although analysts are skeptical about such a deal.
The new technology has not led to gains for service providers in a huge market that is reaching saturation.
A recent announcement from SKT prompts a few questions about how committed telcos are to radical network transformations.
The Chinese vendor has secured a license to operate a local network at its Munich lab, regulatory documents show.
'Gridmetrics,' an early-stage project, is a data platform that measures and monitors the distribution portion of the power grid and helps utilities track performance and be alerted to outages and potential outages.
'The stakes on this are high, and 5g will determine whether the next Google, Apple, Amazon and Uber in the world is created here in the US or abroad.' – Neville Ray
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: all aboard the 5G bus; Orange wants more phone recycling; Italy frets over network safety.
Tesla court filing describes tariffs imposed on components imported from China as 'arbitrary, capricious, and an abuse of discretion.'
Huawei still in the RAN picture, but its years are numbered.
Growing Canadian cable and video equipment vendor racks up big revenue and income gains in its fiscal Q4, after closing deal to buy the bulk of Nokia's cable access product portfolio early last month.
Ford's CTO said the company already counts 5 million connected cars, and is looking toward future technologies like 5G and C-V2X.
Canada's Telus said it will support open RAN technology, but networking chief Bernard Bureau hinted that the implementation of the technology may be complex.
At Huawei Connect 2020, held virtually this year, the company emphasized its focus on connectivity, computing, cloud and AI.
David Aviv, CTO, and Mike O'Malley, vice president of strategy for Radware, join the podcast to discuss security concerns that companies have in light of 5G deployments and multi-access edge computing.
John Batter, a former exec of Gracenote and Dreamworks Animation, dives into the drivers behind MarketCast's acquisition of big data specialist Deductive.
The government and NBN Co will upgrade the state-funded wholesale network to deliver up to 1 Gbit/s to another 6 million premises.
Juniper's MX router product line is one of the networking industry's top franchise product lines, providing customers with the highest level of innovation, performance, commonality of user experience and true investment protection leadership.
Frontera Consulting worked with Cambium Networks and Federated Wireless to get the network up and running in just 60 days.
Juniper's Wen Temitim, vice president of technology and edge architectures, discusses cloud-neutral telco clouds and monetizing the edge while developing a healthy public cloud ecosystem under the operator's control.
UK authorities have named the elite troops whose mission (impossible?) will be to find and nurture alternatives to the big three.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: snuffling out 5G startups; SEE Enterprise doubles its network, signs connectivity deal with Three UK; Vodafone develops IoT-fueled product recall system.
US chipmaker confirms receipt of license to continue supplying 'certain products' to Chinese network equipment giant.
The financial analysts at Cowen calculated that, in 2026, Starlink will be able to support just 485,000 simultaneous users at 100Mbit/s across the entire US.
Palo Alto aims to deliver an SD-WAN service that provides application layer visibility and automates operations with artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities.
But the question on everyone's lips is whether next year's show will eventually be canceled.
Ting has dropped a previous plan to develop its own IPTV service after discovering that managing a traditional service created a greater burden than originally anticipated.
Orange Business Services becomes the latest operator to join the Azure partner program established in 2019.
This week: Jeff Baumgartner on Altice's momentum in the US, complications with its efforts to buy Cogeco, and what's likely to happen next.
Indian systems integrator becomes the latest partner for the Rakuten Communications Platform. But is it just another closed ecosystem?
Speaking at a virtual industry event, telco leaders expressed growing interest in open RAN but said the technology ecosystem must mature.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: AMP Capital to acquire VX Fiber; Vodafone vets its suppliers for diversity credentials and more; Swisscom's Herren to leave at end of the year.
Dish Network this week hired Stephen Stokols, founder of FreedomPop, to lead its Boost Mobile business. Stokols discussed his views on pricing, advertising and retail strategy.
Says it has chopped its debt by more than $4B and has secured access to $2B in new capital.
Microsoft said it plans to operate a 'private wireless mobile network' in locations in Bellevue and Redmond, Washington, using spectrum owned by T-Mobile, AT&T and Verizon.
Following its acquisition of Sprint, T-Mobile has double AT&T's 5G spectrum holding and the first nationwide standalone 5G network, says its tech president, Neville Ray.
Hermann Hauser advises UK government to be 'cornerstone investor' in a public listing of Arm on the London Stock Exchange.
Trump's 'great deal for America' over TikTok ownership is already unraveling, as Oracle, Walmart, ByteDance and the White House tell different stories.
A report suggests Intel has secured a license to continue serving the controversial Chinese equipment maker.
AT&T's Igal Elbaz said the operator would work on 'scaling' standalone 5G throughout 2021. However, he did not name the operator's vendors.
Also in today's EMEA regional round: ancient telly wipes out Welsh broadband; Telefónica's connectivity fires up 'digitalized shopping center' in Spain; Swisscom turns blue.
The UK cable operator has already promised a gigabit-speed connection across its entire network by the end of next year. It is now eyeing a service that is twice as fast.
Software giant to buy ZeniMax Media, the parent company of the game developer and publisher.
India will not auction 5G spectrum until next year but its operators are preparing for the technology in other ways.
Trian Fund Management said it believes Comcast's stock is undervalued and has recently begun 'constructive discussions' with Comcast's management team.
The Pentagon is considering using DSS technology to share the 3100-3550MHz spectrum band with commercial users. The issue again raises the potential for a wholesale 5G network.
The struggling short-form premium streaming service is pursuing strategic options, says The Wall Street Journal.
The French operator continues to prefer other technologies to the cellular standard that generated so much excitement just a few years ago.
Operator curiously claims 3G is headed toward a 'well-earned retirement.'
After shuttering its WiMAX effort, utility provider Xcel Energy is now testing a private wireless LTE network with spectrum from Anterix and equipment from Motorola Solutions.
South Korea is becoming a mobile edge testbed, with each of its three telcos forging an alliance with different global partners.
Beefing up capacity to 1.2GHz and up to 1.8GHz is a primary driver for the new CableLabs specs. Meanwhile, SCTE has already kicked off standards focused on a future move to 3GHz.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Enet facilitates Brodynt's entry into Ireland; CityFibre bolsters buildout with Bechtel; Saudi Arabia pins hopes on digital transformation.
The European Commission recommends the adoption of a common approach to the deployment of 5G networks.
The most advanced 5G features anticipated by network operators, like network slicing, will require OSS systems to be modernized and expanded, says Omdia Principal Analyst James Crawshaw.
The enfant terrible of the French telecom market is looking further east for its next growth opportunity.
New deal will bring NBCU's Peacock service to Roku's platform and pave the way for NBCU content to be offered on the ad-supported The Roku Channel.
AT&T and Verizon are mobilizing against a spectrum-leasing deal between T-Mobile and Columbia Capital. But the upcoming C-band auction is at the heart of the issue.
Omdia Senior Analyst Pablo Tomasi says 5G won't be the main technology in private networks for a few years, but the 5G discussions in some verticals are moving the needle on planning and purchasing.
Versa CMO Mike Wood says the entire Latin American region is the 'next major growth area' for SD-WAN.
Tensions are mounting as NBCU and Roku as Peacock remains a no-show on Roku's platform. Update: The two sides are said to be 'very close' to a new deal.
In this overview of what's happening in the 5G market, Omdia Principal Analyst & Practice Leader Dario Talmesio discusses the 5G deployments to date, the biggest enterprise vertical opportunities and how Apple's products will kickstart 5G consumer acceptance.
After the sale of Brightstar, announced today, the Japanese firm has control of no telecom assets.
Overwhelming majority of shareholders in Spain's fourth-largest network operator gives thumbs-up to private equity takeover bid.
Michael Dell is one of the richest people in the world, and is firmly in the open RAN camp: 'These new technologies like open RAN are going to allow for faster deployment,' he says.
Ahead of France's September 29 5G spectrum auction, Orange SA faces internal staff dissent about 5G's profitability and environmental impact.
Deadline looms large for TikTok and social messaging platform WeChat as White House says app store ban will take effect on Sunday.
Three key questions about US sanctions and their impact on Huawei and the global market at large.
Japan-based technology firm aims to improve trust in facial recognition software by making it easier to block fraud.
For the last few years, the Swedish equipment vendor says it has refused to serve enterprise customers directly. That now looks set to change.
Max Silber, vice president of mobility and IoT for MetTel, discusses the service provider's IoT strategy for assisting the City of Phoenix in meeting its goal of becoming a zero-waste city by 2050.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: remote-controlled tractors; Microsoft creates jobs in Tampere; 5G-powered studio lighting.
Dish is looking for cloud providers to host its network functions, and expects to begin receiving custom radios from Fujitsu in the second quarter of 2021.
T-Mobile has more than double the low- and midband 5G spectrum of Verizon. But what will CEO Mike Sievert do when Apple launches the 5G iPhone?
The demo in Ames, Iowa, features an enhanced DOCSIS 3.1 network feeding 8K video and more than 70 connected devices, along with an eye-popping show of emerging bandwidth-eating light field display technology.
Report by Synergy finds easier pickings for US players elsewhere in the APAC region, as Alibaba leads the pack of homegrown cloud services providers.
Fixed wireless Internet provider Starry has delayed its market expansion plans, but it's now targeting a new class of customers: single-family homes.
Big operators investing in open RAN may be wary of buying products from another telco.
US sanctions on Huawei's chip providers have caused its smartphone prices to skyrocket in China, while chipmakers like Qualcomm and TSMC closely watch November's election.
EU competition officials are said to be questioning the plan for Telecom Italia to keep control of a single fiber network company.
IDC researcher says telcos need to rethink business models and architectures to prepare for the enterprise rush to the network edge.
A war of words is emerging as Altice USA and Rogers continue to pursue a hostile bid to divvy up the US and Canadian assets of Cogeco, which has dismissed the offer as a 'futile exercise.'
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telecom Italia touts diversity credentials; IoT developments; remote working is working, says TalkTalk study.
Bruce McClelland joined Ribbon weeks before the pandemic struck. His remit at the company? Do what he did for 20 years at Arris – grow it.
According to the Rural Wireless Association, an unnamed service provider is no longer able to offer 911 services due to the FCC's actions against Huawei and ZTE.
Comments from Charter CEO Tom Rutledge indicate that the cable operator will pursue streaming opportunities on its own set-tops and via other third-party platforms.
The Finnish equipment vendor is adding new features to one of its most important enterprise services.
This week: James Crawshaw, Omdia principal analyst, on what's going on with OSS and growth projections for 2021.
Edge computing has still to make an impact on the traditional colocation market.
E-commerce giant and telco consider 3 billion yuan investment in Dahua, a blacklisted surveillance company whose tech monitors Uyghurs in Xinjiang province.
Taking Cogeco 'out of the equation' for mobile is probably a driver for a hostile bid that involves Rogers, a fellow Canadian service provider and stakeholder, says Cogeco CFO Patrice Ouimet.
AT&T CEO John Stankey suggests the subsidized cell phone plans could be introduced in 2021.
Philippines operators and officials speed up cellsite moves in the wake of the president's ultimatum.
The two operators announce a wide-ranging partnership to lower equipment costs, but does it threaten standards?
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EU court backs net neutrality, zaps zero-rating; Virgin Media offers 4G backup for fixed-line failure; let's get digital, says Nokia.
Altán Redes is building a wholesale wireless network for the Mexican government. But its operations have forced T-Mobile to shut or power down hundreds of sites.