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Windstream CEO: We're the largest SD-WAN provider in the country
News Analysis | 2/20/2020

Windstream said it now has 3,200 SD-WAN customers representing over 27,000 endpoint locations.

Coronavirus concerns carve into CommScope's Q1 guidance
News Analysis | 2/20/2020

The impact on supply chains and manufacturing in China causes CommScope to brace for $60 million reduction in profits in Q1, equating to more than $100 million in revenues.

Imagine snags NCTC deal for IPTV ad insertion
News Analysis | 2/20/2020

Tech vendor will offer cloud-based service supporting ad insertion on all IP-based video streams to small and independent operators, starting with pilot deployments this summer.

T-Mobile's DSS warnings all hot air, claim AT&T and Verizon
News Analysis | 2/20/2020

T-Mobile says a key piece of 5G tech – Dynamic Spectrum Sharing (DSS) – isn't ready for prime time. AT&T and Verizon disagree.

The role of wireless tech in fighting the new coronavirus
News Analysis | 2/20/2020

As the most recent coronavirus spreads, wireless technology is playing a role in efforts to fight the illness.

5G spectrum auction imperiled by satellite operators' hunger for money
News Analysis | 2/20/2020

Two big C-Band Alliance members – SES and Intelsat – had a falling out. That could create trouble for telcos that want C-Band spectrum for 5G.

ViacomCBS preps launch of 'broad pay' streaming service
News Analysis | 2/20/2020

Expanded version of CBS All Access to 'soft launch' later this year, feature content from a wider range of ViacomCBS content properties, and complement the company's free Pluto TV and premium Showtime streaming services.

Cisco shifts next-gen cable amp business to ATX Networks
News Analysis | 2/20/2020

ATX is set to build Cisco GainMaker-compatible amps and take over a key piece of the cable access market as Cisco puts more focus on software and remote PHY devices for cable's pivot to distributed and virtualized networks.

Huawei's Ding gets emotional about 5G, boasts 91 deals
News Analysis | 2/20/2020

Chinese vendor's president of carrier networks says it now has 91 commercial 5G deals and gives a unique perspective on the potential of the new-generation mobile broadband technology.

Eurobites: You don't need Huawei for 5G, US diplomat tells Europe
News Analysis | 2/20/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ooredoo improves the customer experience with Nokia; BICS connects up exoskeletons; ADVA hints at coronavirus-linked trouble ahead.

Telefónica fails to stop rot after axing 4,500 jobs last year
News Analysis | 2/20/2020

Shares in Spanish telecom giant fall in Madrid after it reports a disappointing set of results weighed down by restructuring costs.

Bruce McClelland resurfaces as CEO of Ribbon Communications
News Analysis | 2/19/2020

Former Arris and CommScope exec comes aboard following recent departure of former Ribbon CEO Fritz Hobbs and Ribbon's merger with ECI.

Coronavirus cuts into 5G standards work
News Analysis | 2/19/2020

The 3GPP – the association charged with developing 5G technology standards – has canceled its face-to-face meetings in the first quarter due to coronavirus concerns.

Sprint lawsuit claims top Charter execs stole trade secrets
News Analysis | 2/19/2020

Sprint claims that two former employees — Paul Woelk and Craig Cowden — stole its VoIP technology and gave the tech to what is now Charter Communications.

Sling TV swings to first-ever subscriber loss in Q4
News Analysis | 2/19/2020

Internet streaming service sheds 94,000 subs as Dish's satellite TV business shows signs of stabilization and narrows its losses to 100,000.

Cable op Midco hints at interest in CBRS spectrum auction
News Analysis | 2/19/2020

Cable company Midco is testing fixed wireless LTE technology in the CBRS spectrum band in North Dakota and Minnesota, an effort that's partly to prepare for possible spectrum purchases, the company said.

Orange expands uCPE suite with Dell and Ekinops
News Analysis | 2/19/2020

Orange's Laurent Perrin says the uCPE is part of Orange's strategy to 'move in a new direction of merging the network and IT world.'

Dish to spend up to $500M on 5G network build in 2020
News Analysis | 2/19/2020

Most of that cash will be spent on RF planning and site permitting. 'There's not a lot to build this year,' Dish Chairman Charlie Ergen says.

Cambium deepens cost cutting amid promises of a recovery
News Analysis | 2/19/2020

Cambium Networks, which sells hardware for cellular and WiFi networks, said it will expand the restructuring it first began in November, in order to reduce costs.

Telcos add intelligence sharing to cybersecurity alliance
News Analysis | 2/19/2020

AT&T, Singtel and Telefónica trumpet new capabilities of the Telco Security Alliance to detect and eliminate threats.

US pay-TV losses widen to 864K in Q4
News Analysis | 2/19/2020

Pay-TV losses have reached a record rate of decline as major cable operators and other distributors begin to encourage or embrace cord-cutting, MoffettNathanson says.

Nokia buys Elenion to target new markets with optical tech
News Analysis | 2/19/2020

Nokia is buying Elenion Technologies in a move to leverage silicon photonics technology into new markets.

Deutsche Telekom CEO warns coronavirus is hitting networks supply chain
News Analysis | 2/19/2020

The German operator's boss warns of possible disruption caused by the disease while pushing for tougher penalties in Germany if foreign vendors breach security rules.

Deutsche Telekom hails best year ever as hopes soar for US merger
News Analysis | 2/19/2020

As the German operator turns 25, its performance under current management is something peers will envy.

Netflix's global sub base to expand to 325M by 2025 – analyst
News Analysis | 2/19/2020

OTT service expected to deliver strong subscriber growth in emerging, 'mobile first' markets, with the catch of much lower average revenues per user.

Eurobites: Italy's Inwit offers rivals access to towers to allay antitrust concerns
News Analysis | 2/19/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia to buy silicon photonics firm; Vodafone gets into smart surveillance; Orange teams up with Ekinops and Dell for uCPE.

Intel in talks to sell home connectivity unit to MaxLinear
News Analysis | 2/18/2020

Qualcomm and MediaTek have also held talks about the Intel unit, which makes DOCSIS silicon and chips for WiFi and smart home products, industry sources said.

Amazon stokes cable operator opportunity with Fire TV discounts
News Analysis | 2/18/2020

Initiative with the National Cable Television Cooperative provides discounted rates on Fire TV sticks and streaming players to small and midsized service providers.

Nokia, Bharti Airtel expand partnership to offer private LTE, 5G
News Analysis | 2/18/2020

Nokia and India's Bharti Airtel are teaming up to sell LTE and 5G-based private wireless networks to enterprise customers in the country.

Opposition to Sprint, T-Mobile merger begins to evaporate
News Analysis | 2/18/2020

The New York attorney general said she would no longer oppose the Sprint and T-Mobile merger in court. The deal is likely to close on April 1.

Common Networks guns for a gig
News Analysis | 2/18/2020

Wireless ISP says its new Peregrine-branded rooftop hardware, equipped with 802.11ay technology, will enable it to deliver faster speeds over 60GHz links.

Vodafone thwarted in bid to influence 5G roadmap
News Analysis | 2/18/2020

The operator's latest attempt to influence the development of the 5G standard appears to have failed, and there remains little sign of enthusiasm for open RAN among traditional vendors.

Etisalat ramps up open RAN with Parallel Wireless
News Analysis | 2/18/2020

US-based open RAN cheerleader trumpets new deal to trial its software solution in the Middle East, Asia and Africa.

Will MWC ever be the same again?
Morris Lore | 2/18/2020

Concerns about health, climate change and business value raise stark questions about the future of the giant trade show.

Now you can buy a 5G private wireless network with just one click
News Analysis | 2/18/2020

Federated Wireless is selling private wireless networking options on the marketplace listings of both Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure. The goal is to simplify the sales process.

Vodafone's Tenorio takes top seat at TIP
News Analysis | 2/18/2020

Vodafone Group's head of network strategy and architecture takes over as chairman of the Telecom Infra Project (TIP) from former Deutsche Telekom exec Axel Clauberg.

US weighs tighter export controls to check Huawei – report
News Analysis | 2/18/2020

The Trump administration is planning new rules to prevent the Chinese vendor from accessing critical components.

Eurobites: Three chooses CityFibre for backhaul beyond London
News Analysis | 2/18/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange collaborates with Telxius on Google's subsea project; Ericsson and Audi test URLLC; BT gets flexible on TV.

Apple is latest coronavirus casualty
News Analysis | 2/18/2020

The iPhone maker says Chinese production has been affected by the outbreak of the disease.

How to manage IoT data
LRTV Interviews | 2/18/2020

In a video interview recorded before the cancellation of Mobile World Congress 2020, Omdia associate director Liz Cruz talks about the challenge of delivering IoT data from the edge to the cloud.

Vodafone's never-ending Indian agony
News Analysis | 2/18/2020

India's telecom market could revert to the duopoly that used to exist back in the 1990s.

Dell expands edge computing ambitions in telco space
News Analysis | 2/18/2020

Dell Technologies unveiled a range of new edge computing products for telco operators, a move that could pit Dell against against Nokia, Ericsson and others that sell edge computing hardware.

Ericsson counts cost of coronavirus
News Analysis | 2/17/2020

Swedish equipment vendor ramped up production in Europe to cope with Chinese factory closures but is still assessing impact of canceling MWC.

Eurobites: Nancy Pelosi warns Europe off Huawei
News Analysis | 2/17/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange Egypt dons Red Hat for NFV; cable wars in Germany; ETSI launches fixed 5G group.

Thai 5G auction raises $3B as Singapore bids close
News Analysis | 2/17/2020

The 5G bidding frenzy is starting in some important Asian markets.

Test vendors unveil 5G tools for telcos
News Analysis | 2/17/2020

With 5G deployments now well underway in dozens of markets, Viavi and Rohde & Schwarz have some new 5G test tools for operator field technicians.

SD-WAN security: The impact of orchestrated services multiplicity
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 2/17/2020

Providing open solutions that minimize vendor lock-in are keys to the continued growth of SD-WAN services, writes Heavy Reading's Jim Hodges.

Under the smartphone hood
LRTV Interviews | 2/17/2020

In a video interview recorded before the cancellation of Mobile World Congress 2020, Omdia principal analyst Tom Hackenberg takes a look at smartphone subsystems and the introduction of artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities to system-on-chip (SoC) products.

IBM pulls out of RSA Conference citing virus outbreak concerns
News Analysis | 2/14/2020

The coronavirus outbreak continues to wreck tech conferences as another big company pulls its participation from another major industry show.

Liberty Global sizing up partnerships to expand reach of Virgin Media's network
News Analysis | 2/14/2020

Cable op is 'examining all options,' including financial and network partners, as UK-based Virgin Media looks to extend its network to an additional 7 million to 10 million more homes.

Pentagon drops opposition to Huawei sales restrictions – reports
News Analysis | 2/14/2020

Multiple media reports have said that the Defense Department has dropped its opposition to stricter export rules that would make it tougher to sell to Huawei.

Verizon: We have more unused network capacity today than five years ago
News Analysis | 2/14/2020

Thanks to new LTE technologies, small cells and other efforts, Verizon says it has managed to increase the amount of excess capacity on its network.

Sprint cuts the price of 5G
News Analysis | 2/14/2020

Sprint is now including 5G access across all three of its unlimited plans. The offering had previously been restricted to Sprint's most expensive unlimited plan.

Australian court clears way for $10B Vodafone-TPG merger
News Analysis | 2/14/2020

Australia's top court has overruled its regulator and cleared the way for a merger between the mobile and cable operators.

Dabby pitches OTT aggregation platform to cable operators
News Analysis | 2/14/2020

The startup aims to resolve a growing app fragmentation problem and said it can assist service providers that are backing away from pay-TV.

WiCipedia: 2020's best cities for women in tech
WiCipedia | 2/14/2020

This week in our WiC roundup: The best cities for women in tech in 2020 are revealed; women share their salaries to compare where they stand; a new 'unconscious bias educational tour experience' educates on the move; and more.

Most Americans know about 5G and some might pay extra for it
News Analysis | 2/14/2020

A new survey indicates a willingness among Americans to pay more for 5G connections.

Eurobites: Iliad chooses Nokia for 5G rollout in France, Italy
News Analysis | 2/14/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Three struts its 5G stuff on London catwalks; Virgin Media's Q4; Telekom Slovenije and Iskratel target Industry 4.0.

Huawei accused of 'racketeering' in latest US attack
News Analysis | 2/14/2020

Chinese vendor stole intellectual property from six US technology companies and used this for commercial advantage, alleges the Department of Justice.

VEON names new bosses as CEO Burns steps aside
News Analysis | 2/14/2020

Emerging-markets operator also said the CEO of its business in Russia will quit after a disappointing performance in the past year.

5G, private networks fuel new enterprise service options
LRTV Interviews | 2/14/2020

In a video interview recorded before the cancellation of Mobile World Congress 2020, Omdia's enterprise services chief analyst, Camille Mendler, says 5G and private network opportunities are among the trends highlighting new business services opportunities for telcos.

Roku ends 2019 with 36.9M 'active' accounts, still can't catch Amazon Fire TV
News Analysis | 2/13/2020

Streaming hours on Roku's platform jumped 60%, to 11.7 billion, in Q4 2019.

Verizon doubles down on mmWave 5G with new 60-city deployment goal
News Analysis | 2/13/2020

Verizon plans to double the number of cities where it operates an mmWave 5G network, countering concerns that the operator might back away from the daunting task of building a widespread mmWave 5G offering.

Roll call: Who's still going to Barcelona?
DanoVision | 2/13/2020

If you're still going to Barcelona this year, please let me know.

Altice USA makes mobile, gigabit, M&A waves
News Analysis | 2/13/2020

Fourth-largest US cable op enjoys first big wireless quarter and swings deal for smaller New Jersey cableco while rolling out 1-Gig service and reports otherwise mixed Q4 results.

Why all the fuss about Disney+?
Column | 2/13/2020

Disney's shift to a more personalized, direct-to-consumer model isn't just about hauling in more video revenues as the traditional pay-TV industry struggles: it's about supercharging the rest of Disney's business.

Verizon intros LTE-M modules for fast IoT onboarding
News Analysis | 2/13/2020

Verizon uses certified Sequans modules to get LTE-M IoT devices onto its 4G network.

Eurobites: Ericsson Claims mmWave 5G Data Transfer Record
News Analysis | 2/13/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Africa & Middle East gives Orange a lift in Q4; Deutsche Telekom and Vodafone share networks in gray spots; new faces at Ofcom.

DT wants to renegotiate T-Mobile, Sprint deal – report
News Analysis | 2/13/2020

German parent of T-Mobile is reportedly pushing for a lower price because of the deterioration in Sprint's performance since the deal was first mooted.

SoftBank's Son is losing his shine
News Analysis | 2/12/2020

Losses at the Japanese billionaire's Vision Fund raise questions about his entire investment strategy.

Cisco CEO says customers are waiting but the catalysts are there
News Analysis | 2/12/2020

The waiting is the hardest part. Cisco CEO highlights the opportunities ahead while the networking vendor guides revenue down for next quarter.

Adtran takes aim at SMBs with new SD-WAN service
News Analysis | 2/12/2020

The new cloud-based edge router, built on Intel's x86 architecture, is targeted at small and midsized businesses and distributed enterprises that want to migrate to SD-WAN on an open, virtualized platform.

MWC2020: The show won't go on
News Analysis | 2/12/2020

The GSMA, organizer of the annual Mobile World Congress, has canceled this year's Barcelona show because of 'the global concern regarding the coronavirus outbreak.'

MWC2020: Omdia Analyst Highlights Hot IoT Trends
LRTV Interviews | 2/12/2020

Omdia analyst Alexandra Rehak identifies the key trends that will dominate IoT discussions during Mobile World Congress, including enabling technologies such as 5G and LPWAN, adjacent technologies such as blockchain, data enablement tools such as analytics and AI and verticalization.

Coronavirus to hit China 5G rollout, fiber supply
News Analysis | 2/12/2020

The outbreak of coronavirus looks set to have an impact on 5G and fiber rollout in China.

Now Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone quit this year's MWC
News Analysis | 2/12/2020

They think it's all over...

Nokia, VEON and BT quit MWC, odds shorten on event's cancellation
News Analysis | 2/12/2020

If it goes ahead, this year's MWC will now lack two of the world's three biggest mobile equipment vendors, while another major operator also decides not to attend.

Light Reading's editors join MWC exodus
News Analysis | 2/12/2020

It will be easier and more efficient to report on the industry's developments without traveling to Barcelona.

Eurobites: Telekom Austria turns a corner
News Analysis | 2/12/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telenor Sweden gets industrial with Ericsson; OBS wants all of systems integrator B&D; Vodafone makes the case for in-car telematics.

Rakuten joins AT&T, DoCoMo and Sprint in quitting MWC
News Analysis | 2/12/2020

Japanese e-commerce giant and emerging mobile operator is only the fourth high-profile service provider to announce its withdrawal from MWC due to coronavirus concerns.

Samsung intros first phones that will support all flavors of 5G
News Analysis | 2/11/2020

Samsung unveiled its S20 brand, which will be released on March 6.

Sprint/T-Mobile merger: The six big things that should happen next
News Analysis | 2/11/2020

A judge's decision this week cleared the way for Sprint and T-Mobile to close their merger by April. But what needs to happen between now and then for the companies to consummate their transaction?

Comcast, Charter promise 5G services, but remain silent on pricing
News Analysis | 2/11/2020

Charter and Comcast plan to join Verizon, their MVNO partner, in offering 5G phones. However, it's unclear whether the cable companies will join Verizon in charging extra for the service.

ExteNet adds speed, automation to optical network
News Analysis | 2/11/2020

ExteNet teams with LightRiver for faster metro core network, in part for 5G.

What they're saying: Reactions to T-Mobile/Sprint merger
News Analysis | 2/11/2020

A judge's approval of the proposed merger of Sprint and T-Mobile elicited plenty of discussion among supporters, opponents and analysts about how the transaction might affect the wider market.

C-Band plan good for both wireless firms and satellite operators, says FCC's O'Rielly
News Analysis | 2/11/2020

FCC Commissioner Michael O'Rielly believes satellite firms are happy with the proposed relocation payments and will clear the C-Band quickly.

Synacor, Qumu strike merger to pursue enterprises
News Analysis | 2/11/2020

With the proposed all-stock transaction, two companies aim to create a leading global player in SaaS-based collaboration software for enterprises.

MWC2020: AT&T, Cisco, Facebook and Sprint are latest to cancel
News Analysis | 2/11/2020

Find out about the latest companies to have announced they won't be at this year's Mobile World Congress.

Eurobites: KKR sells Deutsche Glasfaser for €2.8B
News Analysis | 2/11/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Liberty Global rolls out Plume's 'intelligent WiFi;' EE offers free BritBox trial; German lawmakers aren't ruling out Huawei.

CableLabs, Altran team to take open source to the edge
News Analysis | 2/11/2020

'Project Adrenaline' initiative takes a cable-first approach, but broader aim is to develop a general purpose edge computing platform that can be applied to multiple industries and network types.

Inseego working on CommScope partnership for private LTE networks
News Analysis | 2/11/2020

Inseego is working to partner with CommScope on 3.5GHz equipment for sale to enterprises. The situation yet again highlights interest in the market for private wireless LTE networks.

Coronavirus has left the GSMA reeling
Morris Lore | 2/11/2020

The outbreak of the deadly disease has led to calls for the cancellation of this year's MWC as major exhibitors continue to withdraw.

MWC2020: Why 5G and live sports is a winning combination
LRTV Interviews | 2/11/2020

Ahead of Mobile World Congress, Omdia analyst Maria Rua Aguete discusses the key trends in the media and entertainment market, including the potential for mobile operators to generate new revenues from 5G-based live sports services and partnerships between the media giants and the telcos.

IT'S OVER: T-Mobile, Sprint merger approved – reports
News Analysis | 2/10/2020

The judge overseeing a lawsuit challenging the merger will side with the companies, according to the New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, removing the last major roadblock to the deal.

Amazon Prime snags former Hulu CEO Mike Hopkins
News Analysis | 2/10/2020

Hopkins, a TV exec also late of Sony and Fox, helmed Hulu when the OTT service launched a live TV service that now has 3.2 million subscribers.

U.S. Cellular gets on the IoT path with LTE-M
News Analysis | 2/10/2020

The carrier says it is also exploring deploying NB-IoT.

Ericsson pushes private wireless networking product toward AT&T
News Analysis | 2/10/2020

Ericsson's 'Industry Connect' product is targeted at the private wireless networking space, and the infrastructure giant appears keen to rope AT&T into the effort.

Sluggish lowband 5G from AT&T, T-Mobile raises the question: Why bother?
News Analysis | 2/10/2020

Signals Research Group conducted extensive tests of the lowband 5G from AT&T and T-Mobile finding that 'LTE network performance was at least as good as if not better than 5G NR.'

Parallel Wireless extends partnership with Robin.io to automate next gen networks
News Analysis | 2/10/2020

Parallel Wireless and Robin.io are expanding their existing partnership to help operators automate network functions.

ViacomCBS preparing a supersized streaming service – report
News Analysis | 2/10/2020

New offering will combine the assets of the recently merged company, including movies from Paramount, shows from various Viacom cable channels and the CBS All Access streaming service.

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