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California school district builds its own LTE network for online learning
News Analysis | 8/3/2020

The Patterson (Calif.) Unified School District has built a small, private wireless LTE network in the unlicensed 3.5GHz CBRS spectrum band. The pandemic-inspired project could become a trend around the US.

Charlie Vogt heads back to the future
CxO Spotlight | 8/3/2020

As the new CEO of Dasan Zhone, Vogt returns to his telecom roots as the supplier seeks to expand in North America.

Dish buys Ting, scores mobile management deal with Tucows
News Analysis | 8/3/2020

Dish Network said it will purchase Ting's retail business. But hiding behind that transaction is the bigger move by Dish to offload the management of its MVNO business to Ting's owner, Tucows.

Has Nokia stopped the 5G rot?
News Analysis | 8/3/2020

The Finnish equipment vendor may have turned an important corner at a very opportune geopolitical moment.

Huawei, Apple buck Q2 smartphone trends – report
News Analysis | 8/3/2020

Both OEMs have reason to cheer, despite overall smartphone shipment volumes decreasing 16% year-on-year. Samsung? Look away now.

ATX fills a gap as it takes over Cisco's cable amp biz
News Analysis | 8/3/2020

Digicomm deal provides continuity as ATX prepares to sell GainMaker-compatible products along with a mix of its own next-gen cable access network products.

NTT DoCoMo's non-telecom services rescue Q2 result
News Analysis | 8/3/2020

NTT DoCoMo's Smart Life services save Q2 bottom line.

Trump call reboots Microsoft's TikTok buyout talks
News Analysis | 8/3/2020

US software giant continues talks with parent company ByteDance over TikTok in the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand after White House intervention.

Huawei customer working on AT&T's FirstNet buildout
News Analysis | 8/3/2020

AT&T confirmed it will partner with Union Wireless to construct a FirstNet network across rural Wyoming. Union is one of the many small wireless network operators that uses Huawei equipment.

Eurobites: Does Drahi have his eye on Openreach?
News Analysis | 8/3/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Stirling work from CityFibre; Telia sells Afghan stake; new boss at Olivetti; 5G – The Movie.

Leading Lights 2020 Finalists: Most Innovative Telco Cloud Strategy
News Analysis | 8/3/2020

Three companies – Colt Technology Services, HGC and PCCW Global – made the cut in the Most Innovative Telco Cloud Strategy.

T-Mobile is dragging its feet with 5G buildout, tower cos warn
News Analysis | 7/31/2020

Two of the nation's three big tower companies have begun fretting over T-Mobile's slower-than-expected 5G buildouts. Analysts are divided over whether it's time to worry.

Casa's grasp extends beyond its cable core
News Analysis | 7/31/2020

Once a shop focused primarily on the cable access network, Casa's Q2 results indicate that the vendor is starting to find its groove in the wireless and fixed telecom markets.

Amazon's LEO ambitions include 5G and $10B price tag
News Analysis | 7/31/2020

Amazon joins SpaceX, OneWeb and others with plans to launch thousands of satellites to provide rural Internet connections, 5G backhaul and other services. The space remains full of unknowns.

Charter rakes in subs across the board in Q2
News Analysis | 7/31/2020

Cable op adds 842,000 broadband, 102,00 video and 325,000 mobile lines. However, the 'secular trends for video hasn't changed,' Charter's CEO warns.

Proximus in COVID 'containment' mode
News Analysis | 7/31/2020

Cost-cutting measures cushion Q2 pandemic impact.

KDDI feels crisis over low 5G adoption
News Analysis | 7/31/2020

Japan's KDDI enjoys profit, ARPU boost thanks to COVID-19 – but feels a sense of 'crisis' over 5G.

Facebook shows hypocritical boycotters cannot hold it to ransom
Morris Lore | 7/31/2020

The social media giant can be hard to like, but its stance on free speech is right, as the latest set of numbers shows.

Eurobites: Inwit hits the heights in H1
News Analysis | 7/31/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom and SAP join forces on COVID-19 app; T-Systems gets robotic; BT converges on micro-businesses; meet TIM Green.

Dish chooses VMware's cloud for 5G
News Analysis | 7/31/2020

Dish Network said it will run its network functions inside of the VMware Telco Cloud, and that the companies will work together to certify and install other vendors' software into the platform.

WiCipedia: Female leaders bring higher profit margins
WiCipedia | 7/31/2020

This week in our WiC roundup: Free online summit for trans people in tech; speaking up as the only Black person in the room; COVID-19's job insecurity woes; and more.

BT revenue and earnings dive 7% in fiscal Q1 as COVID-19 bites
News Analysis | 7/31/2020

Slump largely blamed on reduced revenue from BT Sport, the closure of retail stores and a reduction in business activity at its enterprise units.

Nokia stock soars as profits recover after China 5G exit
News Analysis | 7/31/2020

Finnish equipment vendor counts the sales cost of coronavirus and Chinese setbacks but makes unexpectedly good progress on profitability.

Toward cloud-native 5G core
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 7/31/2020

5G core must be part of a wider industry transition to 5G networks that incorporates massive investment in RAN, transport and cloud infrastructure.

Leading Lights 2020 Finalists: Company of the Year (Public)
News Analysis | 7/30/2020

Five companies – Amdocs, Ciena, CommScope, Fortinet and Vonage – made the cut in the Company of the Year (Public) category.

1-Gig sell-ins gather steam at Altice USA
News Analysis | 7/30/2020

Using a mix of FTTP and DOCSIS 3.1, MSO has 1-Gig available to 75% of its footprint, with 24% of new broadband subs in those areas opting for gigabit service.

Akamai CEO: We dominate edge computing
News Analysis | 7/30/2020

Akamai said its edge computing platform now covers 300,000 servers in over 4,000 locations, with roughly 1,500 network partners – a $2B revenue business.

Podcast: AT&T Business EVP on using AI to keep customers happy
Kelsey's Grammar | 7/30/2020

Sorabh Saxena, AT&T Business's EVP of customer service and operations, discusses how AT&T has handled customer service during a pandemic, and how it can help other companies adapt to change.

Verizon fashionably late to the LTE fixed wireless party
News Analysis | 7/30/2020

Verizon joins T-Mobile, AT&T and other telecom operators in selling LTE fixed wireless services. Verizon's second go at such a product allows for customer self-installs.

Telefónica to build new fiber network in Germany
News Analysis | 7/30/2020

The Spanish telecom giant is looking for equity partners for a new fiber project in Germany as assets go up for sale in Latin America.

Comcast rides broadband wave as pay-TV takes on more water
News Analysis | 7/30/2020

Cable op's Xfinity Mobile business climbs to 2.39 million lines as rate of growth slows due to pandemic-fueled store closures.

As industry races to 5G, Telstra and Optus row over 4G coverage
News Analysis | 7/30/2020

Telstra takes Optus to court over allegedly misleading ads.

Samsung looks chipper in Q2 as the world works from home
News Analysis | 7/30/2020

Strong semiconductor performance makes up for drop in smartphone sales. South Korean behemoth expects Q3 uptick at its mobile communications business unit.

Telefónica turns frugal as COVID-19 bites
News Analysis | 7/30/2020

The Spanish operator is selling assets, cutting jobs and reducing investments as its main subsidiaries are laid low by the pandemic.

Eurobites: KKR offers €1.8B for stake in TIM's 'last mile' – report
News Analysis | 7/30/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: TIM teams up on tech VC fund; UKCloud unveils new services; Ericsson scores in Indonesia.

'Shaw Mobile' banks on network convergence
News Analysis | 7/30/2020

Canada's Shaw's mobile offering has unlimited and by-the-Gig options, initially focused on residential broadband subs in Alberta and British Columbia.

Orange sticks to guidance despite COVID-19 squeeze in Q2
News Analysis | 7/30/2020

French telecoms group reports lower Q2 revenue and earnings due to coronavirus lockdown and a reduction in roaming, but keeps guidance for the full year.

Qualcomm nabs Huawei deal, hints at 5G iPhone delay
News Analysis | 7/29/2020

Qualcomm said it inked a patent-licensing agreement with China's Huawei, removing a major cloud over the company. But it also warned of a 'flagship' 5G phone delay, likely referencing Apple.

Six big questions about the FCC's $9B 5G fund
News Analysis | 7/29/2020

The FCC's 5G fund is supposed to bring advanced wireless services to rural areas. But there are big questions that need to be addressed before carriers take their place at the government trough.

Juniper's Mist AI navigates fog in the WAN
News Analysis | 7/29/2020

The fourth generation of Juniper's Mist platform aims to utilize artificial intelligence to automate anomaly detection and take proactive actions in enterprises' WANs.

SpaceMobile deal could kill all of AT&T's dead zones
News Analysis | 7/29/2020

SpaceMobile, the go-to-market brand from Midland, Texas-based startup AST & Science, said it is 'finalizing' a deal with AT&T that could give the carrier unprecedented cellular coverage in the US.

Dickens, masks, meatballs and Cable Next-Gen
LRTV Interviews | 7/29/2020

As Light Reading prepares for the digital version of Cable Next-Gen next month, Tien Fu and Alan Breznick discuss how they are coping with COVID-19... and without each other.

Harmonic adds Vodafone to its 'CableOS' win list
News Analysis | 7/29/2020

Vodafone is using Harmonic's virtualization software, remote PHY devices and cloud-based management system for its DOCSIS 3.1 gigabit rollout in Germany.

Vecima deals for Nokia's cable access portfolio
News Analysis | 7/29/2020

Vecima is poised to raise its profile and accelerate its next-gen cable network roadmap by acquiring Nokia's DOCSIS distributed access product line and its EPON and DOCSIS provisioning over EPON portfolios.

Huawei preps for UK vanishing act with no-show at govt. hearing
News Analysis | 7/29/2020

The Chinese vendor seemingly didn't fancy another session in front of Trump-aligned UK politicians.

Leading Lights 2020 Finalists: Most Innovative Telco Cloud Product Strategy
News Analysis | 7/29/2020

Seven companies – Affirmed Networks, Altiostar, DriveNets, Enea Openwave, Netcracker, Optiva and Volta – made the cut in the Most Innovative Telco Cloud Product Strategy.

Podcast: What's the story with cablecos?
LRTV Interviews | 7/29/2020

On this episode of 'What's the Story?' – a new series from the Light Reading Podcast – Alan Breznick talks with pod host Nicole Ferraro about cable companies' moves into wireless: the latest news, why it matters and what's likely to happen next.

Eurobites: Openreach pushes fiber into 'final third' of UK
News Analysis | 7/29/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: MTS bags 5G license; Ooredoo strengthens its core with Nokia; Arm UK wrestles Arm China.

Telefónica Deutschland takes COVID Q2 hit on core profits
News Analysis | 7/29/2020

The German arm's full-year outlook remains unchanged despite COVID. CEO insists 5G RAN contingency plans are in place should Huawei get the heave-ho.

Is edge computing the cure to videoconferencing's latency woes?
DanoVision | 7/29/2020

Executives at companies ranging from EdgeMicro to Deutsche Telekom have suggested that videoconferencing could be improved by edge computing. But others offer a decidedly less rosy view of the notion.

Ooredoo counts negative impact of COVID-19 in H1 results
News Analysis | 7/29/2020

Qatari operator says EBITDA dropped 5% in the first six months of 2020, in part because of actions introduced to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

5G transport: Upgrade motivations and the move to white box
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 7/29/2020

Heavy Reading's Operator Strategies for 5G Transport Market Leadership Study explores how transport networks will evolve to support 5G services.

BT closer to 5G deal with Ericsson and lukewarm on open RAN
News Analysis | 7/29/2020

The odds shorten on a 5G deal between BT and Ericsson after comments by the UK incumbent's chief technology officer this week.

Altice USA to sell a big piece of Lightpath
News Analysis | 7/28/2020

Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners has agreed to acquire 49.99% of the fiber-fueled Lightpath business services unit in a deal carrying an implied enterprise value of $3.2 billion.

Hughes to plow $50M into OneWeb
News Analysis | 7/28/2020

Hughes, a unit of EchoStar, will keep its hand in the low-Earth orbit satellite game by joining a consortium that's acquiring OneWeb out of bankruptcy.

Demand outstrips supply in first US midband spectrum auction
News Analysis | 7/28/2020

Amid sustained demand for CBRS spectrum licenses, some industry watchers expect up to $10B in total bids. Others are predicting far lower proceeds.

Axiata and Telefónica form enterprise services tie up
News Analysis | 7/28/2020

The Telefónica/Axiata partnership will focus on sales of cybersecurity, cloud and IoT/Big Data services and cooperation in strategic projects.

Leading Lights 2020 Finalists: Most Innovative Business Cloud Service
News Analysis | 7/28/2020

Four companies – Comcast Business, Orange, Vonage and Unified Office – made the cut in the Most Innovative Business Cloud Service category.

Google adds Orange to its expanding European edge empire
News Analysis | 7/28/2020

Following agreements with Telecom Italia, Telefónica, Vodafone and now Orange, the search engine giant looks set for a major role in the region's future market for edge-based 5G services.

Másmóvil, más clientes
News Analysis | 7/28/2020

Spain's high-flying challenger keeps racking up double-digit net customer adds.

CES 2021 to go all-digital in January
News Analysis | 7/28/2020

The annual consumer electronics event, which drew more than 171,000 to this year's show, will pivot to an all-digital format in 2021 due to the pandemic.

Philippines' Duterte threatens PLDT, Globe with expropriation
News Analysis | 7/28/2020

Philippines' Duterte warns of 'expropriation' if telcos don't improve services.

Trio revises offer for Oi mobile biz after Highline bid
News Analysis | 7/28/2020

TIM Brasil, Telefônica Brasil and Claro revise binding offer for mobile assets after bankrupt operator Oi starts exclusive talks with Highline.

Eurobites: Italy considers independent 'broadband champion'
News Analysis | 7/28/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Google hooks up to UK and Spain; Eir EXFOliates; Prysmian files cable patent lawsuit.

Verizon nabs AWS exec to oversee sales to feds
News Analysis | 7/28/2020

Jennifer Chronis will lead Verizon's 'Federal' business, having left Amazon Web Services' (AWS) after that company failed to win the US Department of Defense's massive JEDI contract.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Huawei in Europe, towers and India
LRTV Documentaries | 7/28/2020

All the latest news, plus babygrows and repressed British emotion. What's not to like?

Vodafone CEO Read targets 'urban' open RAN in 2022
News Analysis | 7/28/2020

The European service provider plans to launch a rural open RAN network in 2021 and to follow up with an urban deployment the following year.

Cable data 'tailwinds' set to carry MaxLinear to strong Q3
News Analysis | 7/27/2020

Maker of DOCSIS and MoCA silicon is also confident it will close the $150 million acquisition of Intel's home gateway business in the third quarter.

Anterix wants to be a private LTE network powerhouse
News Analysis | 7/27/2020

An FCC ruling paves the way for startup Anterix to begin leasing its spectrum for private wireless networks. A number of utilities are jumping at the prospect.

U.S. Cellular firms up mmWave, CBRS deployment plans
News Analysis | 7/27/2020

U.S. Cellular intends to deploy 5G in millimeter wave spectrum for both fixed and mobile applications, and will use CBRS spectrum to improve its 4G network.

T-Mobile sizes up streaming dongle for 'TVision' service
The Bauminator | 7/27/2020

More evidence about T-Mobile's plans for a new Android TV-powered device has surfaced at the FCC.

Leading Lights 2020 Finalists: Outstanding Digital Enablement Vendor
News Analysis | 7/27/2020

Six companies – Amdocs, Matrixx Software, MDS Global, Netcracker Technology, Openet and Whale Cloud – made the cut in the Outstanding Digital Enablement Vendor category.

Jio winning great game of monopoly with India economy
News Analysis | 7/27/2020

Over $20 billion of investment by global tech giants like Google and Facebook fuel fears Jio's march to monopolize India's telecoms industry is unstoppable.

Huawei takes charm offensive online
News Analysis | 7/27/2020

Huawei will host an online summit on the potential to tackle coronavirus and the climate crisis through its 5G and mobile tech.

KPN sticks to 2020 guidance despite impact of COVID-19
News Analysis | 7/27/2020

Dutch operator sees full impact of the coronavirus pandemic in Q2, but says business has proved to be resilient despite a fall in revenue.

As EU dithers, Vodafone prepares for Huawei removal
News Analysis | 7/27/2020

With or without a Europe-wide ban, one of Europe's biggest service providers looks far too reliant on the Chinese vendor.

Eurobites: DT gung-ho on 5G – but is trouble in store?
News Analysis | 7/27/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: European Commission wants 5G-supplier diversification; Ooredoo tests 200MHz spectrum; Virgin Media extends fiber network.

Verizon navigates through stormy Q2 waters
News Analysis | 7/24/2020

Wireless and media businesses take hits to the top-line, but Group revenue and earnings still exceed analyst expectations.

Verizon Fios, media units hit COVID-19 headwinds
News Analysis | 7/24/2020

Big US telco's fiber-based broadband and video platform and media operations see fewer new customers in second quarter because of the spread of the coronavirus.

China telcos show off smart grid, new private network services
News Analysis | 7/24/2020

China confirms 66 million real 5G subs as operators unveil private network schemes.

Leading Lights 2020 Finalists: Outstanding Components Vendor
News Analysis | 7/24/2020

Four companies – Acacia Communications, LotusFlare, Precision OT and Xilinx – made the cut in the Outstanding Components Vendor category.

WiCipedia: AI needs a diversity intervention
WiCipedia | 7/24/2020

This week in our WiC roundup: Female CEOs are on the rise; the stats on LGBTQ entrepreneurs; AI needs to check itself; and more.

Eurobites: KPN unclogs its 4G network, launches 5G
News Analysis | 7/24/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telekom Slovenije fires up 5G; Orange takes its bank to Africa; Euskaltel shows growth.

Disadvantage Towers? Vodafone plays game of risk
News Analysis | 7/24/2020

Spinning off the infrastructure business seems like a good way to raise capital, but it threatens a loss of control.

Openet opts to dance with the 'dinosaur'
News Analysis | 7/23/2020

Openet, the policy and (hard) charging specialist, is being snapped up by Amdocs, its bigger rival in the BSS space.

Leading Lights 2020 Finalists: Company of the Year (Private)
The Philter | 7/23/2020

Six companies – Altiostar Networks, Arrcus, Cohere Technologies, DriveNets, World Wide Technology and ZenFi Networks – made the cut in the Company of the Year (Private) category.

Podcast: Remote access rundown with Omdia's Rik Turner
Kelsey's Grammar | 7/23/2020

Omdia Principal Analyst Rik Turner discusses whether SASE is the next evolution of SD-WAN and security, why ZTA is front of mind during COVID-19 and more.

Ofcom warns UK operators to stop threatening vulnerable customers
News Analysis | 7/23/2020

The UK's communications regulator is pushing operators to improve support for at-risk consumers and victims of crime during the coronavirus pandemic.

Cellnex builds €11B war chest for towers landgrab
News Analysis | 7/23/2020

Backed by major investment firms, the infrastructure business could become one of the power brokers in Europe's future 5G market.

COVID-19 stings AT&T despite 5G, HBO Max rollouts
News Analysis | 7/23/2020

AT&T reports $2.8B impact on overall revenues from novel coronavirus as it loses wireless, broadband and pay-TV subscribers.

COVID-19 lends silver lining to Microsoft's cloud business in Q4
News Analysis | 7/23/2020

Software giant continues to benefit from increased cloud demand, as more customers sit out COVID‑19 at home.

Hong Kong consults on assigning more 4.9GHz spectrum
News Analysis | 7/23/2020

Following last year's spectrum auction, Hong Kong has begun an industry consultation on releasing a further slice of 4.9GHz for 5G.

Huawei Belle Époque in France to end in 2028
News Analysis | 7/23/2020

French authorities are reportedly about to follow the British example and start phasing the Chinese vendor out of the country.

Eurobites: Nvidia makes advances on Arm – report
News Analysis | 7/23/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange hooks up with Eutelsat, demos network slicing with HPE and Casa Systems; will UK government live to regret its OneWeb investment?

5G transport: Operators focus on fronthaul
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 7/23/2020

Heavy Reading's Operator Strategies for 5G Transport Market Leadership Study explores how transport networks will evolve to support 5G services.

Leading Lights 2020 Finalists: Most Innovative Security Strategy
News Analysis | 7/22/2020

Seven companies – A10 Networks, Axis Security, Keysight Technologies, NetNumber, Plume, Sprint and Synamedia – made the cut in the Most Innovative Security Strategy category.

Fifth-generation fixed network initiative hits the ground running
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 7/22/2020

The right investment in full fiber solutions using the latest technology will enable fixed line networks to continue supporting higher bandwidths and greater availability than mobile networks.

Deutsche Telekom is in a 5G mess if Huawei is banned
News Analysis | 7/22/2020

News of a 5G deal with Ericsson shows just how reliant on Huawei the German operator has been.

COVID-19 infects Rogers Q2 earnings
News Analysis | 7/22/2020

Big Canadian telecom provider suffers big drops in revenues and net income in second quarter as both its wireless and media units post markedly weaker results.

Podcast: What's the story with Huawei bans?
LRTV Interviews | 7/22/2020

On this episode of 'What's the Story?' – a new series from the Light Reading Podcast – Phil Harvey talks with pod host Nicole Ferraro about bans on Huawei: the latest news, why it matters and what's likely to happen next.

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