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One Media 3.0, a unit of Sinclair Broadcasting, has its mitts on the first batch of phones that can use the broadcast signaling standard. One Media is also in talks with a couple of US MVNOs.
Infinera's Tim Doiron discusses open networking and Infinera's role in a recent Telecom Infra Project deployment.
While the big Canadian operator reported flat overall revenues and higher net income for its fiscal fourth quarter, its wireless sub growth sagged and its cable and satellite TV units shed more subs.
Some have been pushing open RAN as a lever to pull in the 'race to 5G' between the US and China. But the technology might not be ready for America's big midband spectrum rollout.
Facebook's Q3 revenue soared 22% to $21.47 billion, 98.7% from advertisements. It hopes AR will help eventually build some non-ad revenue, too.
Spectrum Mobile enters EBITA-positive territory after surpassing 2 million lines in Q3. Meanwhile, Charter's broadband and video subs surged in the period.
Companies shifting their advertising online boosted YouTube's ad revenue by 32%, and Alphabet's overall revenue by 14%.
Three Chinese operators steer a steady course in the first three quarters of the year with moderate revenue growth.
Cloud, e-commerce and video-streaming behemoth beats analyst estimates; AWS still on soaring upward trajectory.
The transition of carrier networks to standard hardware is opening doors for Dell, but the company is making it clear from the outset that it will be much more than a hardware vendor.
Toyota is to invest another 52.2 billion yen (US$500 million) in KDDI as part of a deal to collaborate on connected car technologies.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: MTN adds 12 million subscribers in Q3; signs of recovery at Millicom; no pause-button for Spotify.
The services and Mac divisions are flying high in the pandemic, and the iPhone looks set for a 5G rebound.
This week in our WiC roundup: Female founders raise initial capital faster; wage gap politics; new campaign urges women to dismiss boundaries; and more.
Across its HFC and FTTP networks, 29% of broadband gross additions are taking Altice USA's 1-Gig product.
Chris Penrose has represented AT&T's IoT business for years at various industry trade shows and events. He's being replaced by Sarita Rao, a longtime AT&T executive.
The FCC's 5G Fund requires the delivery of services to an 'off-the-shelf' smartphone. That has piqued the interest of two satellite startups: SpaceMobile and Lynk.
Telia Carrier's Mattias Fridstrom discusses how the company's approach to fiber expansion varies in different regions, and how network traffic patterns are changing due to COVID-19.
Despite making a loss, Spanish telco giant saw net income grow by 5%, with 1.2% uplift in revenues, announces a FTTH alliance with Allianz.
The US Department of Defense issued a new spectrum strategy that contemplates sharing its spectrum with 5G operators instead of providing it for commercial auctions.
UK incumbent raises annual earnings guidance on the back of improved operational performance, but profits not expected to hit pre-coronavirus levels until FY 2022-23.
Comcast highlights a three-pronged strategy focused on broadband, content aggregation and streaming, along with development of a unified 'global tech stack.'
Emerging-markets operator regains some confidence in the third quarter, and unveils plan to flog Armenian operations for $51 million.
Less roaming pinched Orange's profits, but fiber, Orange Money, and Africa and the Middle East pushed Stéphane Richard's telco back to revenue growth.
But few customers are likely to feel the benefit of forthcoming reductions, according to analysts.
The UK service provider is now slashing jobs as it tries to reduce annual costs by £2 billion in the next few years.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: a Q3 results frenzy, wherein operators battle against the headwinds of the coronavirus pandemic, and other stuff.
IBM's Cloud Satellite customers now have the option to use AT&T's 5G network for their communications, as well as AT&T's new Multi-Access Edge Computing (MEC) offerings.
Pekka Lundmark makes a clean break with the Suri regime and promises to do 'whatever it takes' to lead in 5G.
Parag Naik, CEO, Saankhya Labs spoke with Phil Harvey, Editor of Light Reading on the development of truly virtualized open RAN solutions and the evolution of network beyond 5G.
AT&T and SpaceX are among the companies that oppose 5G operations in the 12GHz band. But companies backed by the likes of Charlie Ergen and Michael Dell are disputing that notion.
Having already rejected Altice USA's sweetened offer, 'there is nothing to add on this matter' as a November 18 deadline approaches, Cogeco's CEO says.
Andrew McCollum also wonders if TVision's aggressive pricing and packaging model can be sustained as it eventually expands beyond an initial focus on T-Mobile's postpaid mobile base.
Chinese supplier boasts solid top-line performance, but operating costs rocket, thanks to wounds incurred in the battle with the US.
Juniper's struggling service provider business turned a corner, growing 5% year-over-year. However, Juniper's cloud business, which experienced consistent growth in 2019 into early 2020, dipped 7% year-over-year.
Ditching Huawei, BT will use Ericsson's RAN equipment alongside Nokia's in its 5G rollout.
New spectrum-sharing technology in the 3.5GHz CBRS spectrum band doesn't appear to have caused any interference.
Moving away from the single lane, Facebook sees co-investment and partnership as a solution to the digital divide.
Regulator presses ahead with controversial plan to allocate 45MHz for unlicensed uses such as Wi-Fi as it tackles rural coverage.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: KPN holds steady course in face of pandemic; Iliad gets EU green light on Play acquisition; Vodacom turns to Nokia for 5G toolkit.
Ike Elliott, the new CEO of Kyrio, says the CableLabs subsidiary is taking a network-agnostic approach to device testing and expanding into software services that benefit cable operators and their suppliers.
With many more people working from home because of COVID-19 and Wi-Fi 6 rolling out, service providers need a good managed Wi-Fi solution to keep customers satisfied.
Microsoft sees its cloud services revenue rise 31% year-on-year, to $15.2 billion, as Verizon chooses Azure for private business 5G.
Chicago private equity company GTCR has agreed to purchase Consumer Cellular, one of the nation's largest MVNOs with around 4 million customers.
A top IBM executive used a major fall virtual trade show to make his pitch for the cloud business of major telecom operators. Whether IBM will find traction remains to be seen.
This week: Light Reading's Mike Dano on a puzzling RFI from DoD, the possibility of nationalized 5G, and where the telco Rivada comes in.
'The Trump administration is going to keep its free market approach,' according to Larry Kudlow, an adviser to the president. At issue is a 5G network operated by the US military.
Singapore's mobile operator Singtel and ridesharing app Grab look to combine their users and set up a digital bank, if they can snag a license.
Latest move forms part of a package of measures to make life a bit fairer and easier for telecom customers in the UK.
Fast-growing semiconductor firm ups the data center ante with biggest-ever acquisition, a $35 billion all-stock deal, expected to close by end of 2021.
India's service providers want an auction – tech giants like Google, Facebook and ISPs want 5G E-band (71-76 GHz) and V-band (57-64 GHz) spectrum delicensed.
The new TVision service – arriving almost three years after the acquisition of Layer3 TV – features a mix of slimmed-down channel packages for multiple devices, including T-Mobile's own Android TV-powered 'Hub.'
Starlink, the satellite Internet provider from Elon Musk's SpaceX, isn't confirming any details, but emails touting its 'Better Than Nothing Beta program' offer some insights.
Supplier also sees video revenues perk back up in Q3 as projects resume and company sizes up opportunities to participate in C-band reclamation initiatives.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia clinches fixed access deal with POST Luxembourg; Sparkle and Mobileum team up on roaming security; Tele2 Russia calls on Anam for SMS smarts.
The Japanese government has begun a push to drive down mobile prices, estimated to cost up to three times more than other leading markets.
The Swedish vendor takes a big disaggregation step and dangles the prospect of an open RAN product set in future.
T-Mobile touts 20 million households covered, while AT&T said it will cover 1.1 million locations this year. And a new report on Verizon found the operator covers just 2 million homes.
Operator deals with enterprises will likely resemble managed services contracts.
Taiwanese firm on maneuvers to try and protect iPhone business from China's 'little Foxconn.'
High-speed Internet subscriber adds blow-out expectations in the third quarter. Cable One is also poised to make more M&A moves as it tees up a $500 million offering.
Bharti Airtel hopes its cloud-based omnichannel communications platform IQ, aimed at enterprise and SMEs, will grab India's lucrative cloud comms market.
As the EU rewrites its digital policy, tech companies ask for legal protections to moderate hate speech and illegal content more aggressively.
Omar Jaffrey is focusing Melody Investment Advisors squarely at the digital communications infrastructure market. Here's what he has to say about trends like 5G and edge computing.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom and Orange join forces on smart-glasses tech; Telefónica connects Europcar; Bulgaria is clean, says the US.
Just give it time, says the man from the ministry.
Report suggests the government is caving into US pressure to prevent operators from deploying 5G kit from Chinese vendors.
Startup believes CBRS is set to make private wireless much more accessible to enterprise customers.
Light Reading's Phil Harvey and Heavy Reading's Gabriel Brown recap the 5G Ecosystem Digital Symposium and discuss the state of the industry when it comes to telecom 5G deployments, and what is likely to happen next.
Limelight said its revenues from edge computing are nearing 20 million so far this year, and that it charges for such services via per-minute CPU usage.
Why would Apple, a company famously focused on the user experience, make such a big deal about what's going on in the cellular network?
James Taiclet served as a pilot in the Gulf War under the callsign 'Cheetah23.' Now, as CEO of the Pentagon's largest weapons supplier, he wants to use 5G to control military vehicles.
After an April bounce driven by more homeworking thanks to COVID-19, the US chip giant has finally been hit by customers' cost-cutting, despite cloud growth.
Enterprises with coding capabilities are starting to create open source LTE networks with help from a startup called FreedomFi.
Days after Google found itself in court, the FTC is deciding whether to pursue antitrust claims against Facebook over buying WhatsApp and Instagram.
Juniper CTO Raj Yavatkar joins the Light Reading podcast to discuss Juniper's strategy to help build AI-driven enterprises.
US sanctions are starting to slow Huawei down, with the Chinese vendor reporting a slide in growth and profit margin.
The US operator slashed thousands of positions in its last fiscal quarter, its results show, and it is still wielding the axe.
This week in our WiC roundup: The Wing's co-founder issues a too-little-too-late apology to workers; incarcerated women struggle with tech access; the Israeli Army has questionable definitions of 'women in tech'; and more.
Government approves plans for Lockheed Martin to develop UK satellite launch operations from Shetland Space Centre.
Europe's enfant terrible sets up a deal to sell off Play's mobile towers even before completing the purchase of the Polish operator.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Shell wants Post Office's broadband biz; Nokia sells G.fast in Germany; new 5G apps, courtesy of Orange; Telecom Italia picks vendors.
The service provider has seen a 1,200% increase in distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks since around the May timeframe.
Device maker says the new extension to Android TV will help speed up and simplify the integration of pay-TV services from cable, telco and satellite providers with OTT-delivered services and apps.
Verizon officials have refused to discuss the number of people covered by the operators mmWave network. A new report fills this gap with a rough calculation: 1.8 million.
Tesla, the world's most valuable auto maker, plans to charge $10,000 for its new self-driving service. Meanwhile, 5G remains free to users on most top-tier mobile plans.
Big Toronto-based cable and wireless provider saw revenues, net income and sub counts rebound in the summer quarter as the Canadian economy reopened after the mass COVID-19 lockdowns of the spring.
Some jaw-dropping forecasts have been made about open RAN's sales trajectory. Is the industry getting carried away?
Led by solid fiber service growth, AT&T added 158,000 total broadband customers in the quarter.
Avanti Communications and ST Engineering iDirect successfully link satellite with land 5G, which they call an SaT5G milestone.
India's second-largest service provider, Bharti Airtel, will develop its own technology across 5G, home broadband and IoT working with local and international firms.
Test and measurement specialist appoints Pam Avent as its interim CFO following resignation of Amar Maletira.
Also in today's EMEA regional round-up: Three finishes VoLTE rollout; Telefónica turns cybersecurity investor; earnings joy for ADVA; Nokia does more private wireless.
hat does cloudification of the RAN mean? What are the benefits of virtualizing and opening the RAN? What is the difference between the telco cloud and a public cloud and what does that mean for the RAN? Mr. Katti and Mr. Harvey dive into these software-centric RAN topics, and more
T-Mobile is upgrading its 5G network at the rate of 1,000 cell sites a month, including in rural areas. But the operator's rural efforts face plenty of issues.
Verizon raised its earnings per share guidance and its fourth quarter wireless service revenue expectations, which some analysts cheered amid an ongoing pandemic.
There are a total of 74 entities that have registered their interest to bid in the FCC's upcoming C-band auction. Here's the list.
Update: Quibi founder Jeffrey Katzenberg and CEO Meg Whitman announced Wednesday that the premium, short-form streaming service is shutting down and looking to sell its content and technologies.
The Swedish vendor says its 5G R&D investments have made it a more cost-competitive player than its rivals.