NEC will supply Rakuten's 5G core. That's noteworthy considering Rakuten has emerged as a leading player in the global wireless industry's move to open, cloud-based network technology.
After attracting 265,400 customers with more than 10 employees and a whole host of weird cocktail parties, the video conference star predicts another killer quarter ahead.
Antietam Broadband has eliminated its data usage plans and data caps permanently after relaxing those policies temporarily during the pandemic. Antietam's move could pressure other cable ops to follow suit.
Telecom companies including Huawei, Pacific Networks and ComNet are among those in heated legal disputes with US officials, who are aiming to turn the world against China.
Times are good for the top brass at the UK operator, but less rosy for the service provider's European workforce.
AT&T's smartphone customers won't incur data-usage fees when they watch content from HBO Max. That's likely an indication of AT&T's efforts to ensure the success of the offering.
The event was originally scheduled to run today and Wednesday – which would have marked the first fully virtual Cisco Live US.
Fixed wireless broadband startup is succeeding in a slow, targeted way against rivals in markets such as Boston, but Starry's greater impact on the national US broadband market is still a drop in the bucket.
Beleaguered Caribbean operator sets sail on mobile network JV with French telecoms group.
German operator prefers to rely on a European supplier for the 'security-relevant' 5G core.
Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah has ordered the regulator to issue 700MHz spectrum to five individual operators.
Satellite broadband company has laid off about 300 employees and paused hiring to ease the financial impact of an in-flight business that's been hit hard by a major cut back in air travel during the pandemic.
The industry is still riven over plans to reserve spectrum for companies outside the telecom sector.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UK operators to be 'compensated' for Huawei strip-out; Italy pilots decentralized COVID-19 app; CityFibre poaches some of Ofcom's legal firepower.
Warren Schlichting's exit comes amid steepening losses at the Dish-owned OTT-TV service provider.
Dish Network said it hired Dave Mayo, a former T-Mobile network executive, to head up its 'wireless buildout strategy and execution of the company's deployment of the nation's first standalone 5G network.'
Complete with a website, hashtag and possible testing rig, Rohde & Schwarz is looking to take an early lead in the discussion around 6G.
As expected, Canada's BCE said it will sell its data centers to Equinix. The operator joins Verizon, AT&T and others in exiting the data center business.
In this podcast, Light Reading International Editor Iain Morris and Editor-in-Chief Phil Harvey discuss whether stopping Huawei in the US and Europe will do much of anything to slow down China from becoming the world's dominant technology superpower in the next decade. They also examine the most recent court ruling against Huawei's CFO, and what it means as she fights extradition to the US.
In response to the pandemic, Comcast has accelerated the introduction of a new 'At Home' product that provides a dedicated, commercial-grade service paired with a simplified, company-paid billing structure.
The UK's 5G service does not look like it is off to the flying start that 4G had several years ago.
For 5G to succeed, operators and telcos must learn how to forge partnerships and build new businesses across numerous verticals – something they've never done.
South Korea's largest mobile operator sets in motion a third 'Wave' at its TIP Ecosystem Acceleration Centre (TEAC) – this time to try and spur 5G edge innovation in a 'post-COVID-19 world.'
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: investment firms launch bid for MasMovil; Kenyan government proposes new digital levy; management maneuverings at Net Insight.
UK-based operator launches two new initiatives to help tackle climate change.
Sensing a sizable opportunity, Oracle is joining the likes of Ericsson, Huawei, Microsoft, HPE and others in selling 5G core services to mobile network operators.
The standalone software business of the Finnish vendor was a high-flyer in the first quarter. Despite coronavirus, it is confident of earnings growth this year.
A Canadian startup that thinks it can someday do supply chain logistics better than Amazon has partnered with Microsoft for a private LTE network with edge compute for IoT applications.
Pandemic hardly lays a glove on Q1.
Industry sources say Broadcom has halted investment in next-gen DOCSIS technology until it gets financial support from cable operators, including help footing the bill on product development.
This week in our WiC roundup: A free coding bootcamp for African American women in the UK; Google's diversity initiative conundrum; a 'new normal' for women in tech; and more.
The disruptive wild child of the networks sector meets the established order represented by the GSMA as the two groups announce a partnership.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: TalkTalk Business makes changes at the top; COVID-19 brings a new CEO to Beyond.pl; more data consumption doesn't spell environmental disaster, finds GSMA.
EU court ruling to annul EC decision to block O2-Three UK merger comes a little late for Hutchison, but could have implications for future mergers.
AT&T is meeting its CAF-II obligations with LTE fixed wireless technology. Further, AT&T's Igal Elbaz said a broader fixed wireless buildout is 'on the roadmap.' But he wouldn't provide details.
Zylinium Research will develop an AI-based spectrum sharing system alongside the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research (PAWR) Project in Salt Lake City.
Growing evidence points to a major new agreement between Verizon and Walmart that involves the retailer using Verizon's 5G and edge computing services for a variety of retail offerings.
Canadian operator has launched 'Fibre+ Gig,' a DOCSIS 3.1-powered residential broadband product that has ties to Shaw's syndication deal with Comcast.
The search engine company could be the latest tech giant to enter the Indian telecom sector.
There are growing indications that Chinese mobile network operators are looking to expand their 5G offerings into mmWave spectrum, a development that could supercharge the mmWave 5G industry.
Russia's second-largest mobile operator claims greater operational efficiency helped it weather the COVID-19 storm during Q1.
The latest US sanctions have brought China's biggest equipment maker to its knees. Even if it collapses, China will be hard to impede.
The group posted income of S$1.08 billion (US$760 million) on 5% lower revenue of S$16.54 billion ($11.66 billion).
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telenor has a Hub; Sparkle extends its reach in Brazil; French COVID-19 app gets the green light.
Iliad-owned operator in bullish mood following a positive performance in the first quarter of 2020.
Despite its warnings about a departure from the Indian market, Vodafone Idea looks set to remain in the country.
Kaiser Permanente wants to trial a private wireless LTE network working in 3.5GHz CBRS spectrum for patient monitoring and critical communications.
SCTE/ISBE is considering alternative arrangements after receiving notification that the designation of the Colorado Convention Center as a temporary medical facility has been extended through the rest of the year.
Canada's Supreme Court will allow its government to proceed with extradition hearings against Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou, who is accused by US authorities of fraud and sanctions violations.
Existing Comcast HBO subs can get HBO Max for no added cost via the HBO Max app and website. Plans are underway to bring the HBO Max app to Comcast X1 and Flex boxes.
And new proprietary data from Comlinkdata shows how much runway some individual US cable ops still have against DSL and FTTN broadband competition and the exposure they face from FTTP.
The employment contract for T-Mobile's longtime CFO Braxton Carter ends in July. According to a new report, CEO Mike Sievert is close to hiring a replacement.
SES and Intelsat have agreed to the FCC's C-Band plans, a development that brings critical midband spectrum for 5G one step closer to US wireless network operators.
The Indian operator has improved its balance sheet position with the sale of a stake in its business.
The Russian service provider has lowered guidance for the fiscal year but hopes the coronavirus pandemic could spur the transition to digital services.
Different spectrum vehicles partly explain why 5G operators are traveling at varying speeds (but there's more to 5G race-performance than a nifty acceleration pedal).
All three South Korean telcos – SK Telecom, KT and LG Uplus – are making a play for HCN, a unit of Hyundai Department Store.
Bare metal automation specialist Packet, now part of Equinix, says software talent will add value to the network edge.
The Swedish equipment maker remains on the outside of a group promoting a technology that forms part of the US attack on China's Huawei.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ekinops lands 10G deal; ARM launches new chip to boost Android processing power; COVID-19 strikes Nokia plant in Tamil Nadu.
This week the newly Spotifyed podders ponder the politics of 5G and 6G, among other hot topics.
BT-owned mobile operator tracks changing usage habits of communications services during the UK lockdown.
The exec wraps up a 13-year stint at a surging upstart carrier that very rarely sat still.
Quibi's initial numbers are not hitting the mark for some major advertisers that reportedly are seeking to change their terms with the mobile-focused, short-form premium video service.
Dish Network said it loaned T-Mobile 600MHz spectrum to increase network capacity during the COVID-19 crisis. Instead, Dish claims T-Mobile used the spectrum to attempt to gain more customers.
Sinclair, Nexstar and Scripps have lit up ATSC 3.0 signals for four stations, creating the foundation for a wave of new apps and services that could include 4K video, targeted ads, VoD and immersive audio.
Verizon, China Mobile and Deutsche Telekom are among the 5G operators rallying around a new batch of virtual and augmented reality devices that could eventually boost their service revenues.
Nokia is touting new 400G products following its acquisition of Elenion Technologies, but some argue competitors including Infinera, Ciena, Cisco and Juniper Networks beat it to the party.
But, thanks partly to the current COVID-19 hit, the market won't approach its previous heights until at least the middle of the decade when next-gen access technologies finally kick in.
SmarTone has unveiled its 5G service in Hong Kong, eight weeks behind competitors, claiming to offer the 'widest' indoor and outdoor coverage.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: 5G fanfare in the Nordics; Orange Money adds channels; AWS gives its blessing to Telefónica's cybersecurity arm.
Three of Sweden's four mobile network operators vie for market leadership as they signal commercial 5G networks launches.
After 18 months as its chief commercial officer, Keri Gilder has taken the top job at Colt Technology Services and, in this podcast, she speaks with Light Reading's Phil Harvey about how Colt's network is different and how she'll tackle leading a carrier during a pandemic.
China's biggest maker of network equipment and smartphones is seeking new chip suppliers as the latest US sanctions loom.
The Chinese equipment vendor faces a complete exclusion from the UK's 5G market, according to mainstream press reports.
Bankers reportedly are set to put the heat on AT&T to spin out its struggling DirecTV unit as AT&T company grapples with a big debt load and critical 5G commitments.
Says the video delivery sector has been 'meaningfully impacted' by the pandemic, slowing deployment decisions on the vendor's new Framework platform for cloud and on-prem services.
In a display of goodwill and confidence in its underlying business, Netflix has begun to auto-cancel subscriptions that have been inactive for a year, estimating that it pertains to a small sliver of its base.
There's no silver bullet solution for smart cities projects, so cable ops are utilizing a variety of technologies, including LoRaWAN, cellular, Wi-Fi and narrowband-IoT, to support those efforts.
Heineken CEO Jean-Francois Van Boxmeer to replace Gerard Kleisterlee in November 2020.
Things are going well in Sri Lanka and Indonesia, but not so good in Malaysia and Nepal.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Northern Ireland turns away from the UK's COVID-19 app; 5G fails to capture the imagination; Openreach tweaks product terms as office lock-out continues.
The IT giant looks set to announce thousands of layoffs and speed up its services transition after a disappointing set of results.
This week in our WiC roundup: The N95 mask's origin story; women in tech concerned about job loss; Intel announces new diversity goals; and more.
The huge gap between subscriber totals and number of devices sold shows that, for all the hype, China's 5G is still a game of giveaways.
Also, it happened on a Tuesday (which would reinforce the alliteration in the headline) but I decided that thing was totally tiring.
Pearson shares his forecast for when standalone 5G will emerge and the potential barriers to commercial deployment.
India will auction spectrum later this year, but it is not including 5G airwaves in the sale.
He's misunderstood like Jesus was, and he needs all the help from heavenly forces he can get.
T-Mobile's 'Connecting Heroes' offers free service to all US public and nonprofit state and local fire, police and EMS departments. But there are plenty of caveats.
Comcast's affirmation of that commitment comes amid chatter that the cable op has reassessed its near-term engineering priorities during the pandemic. Still, that decision could impact suppliers involved in the project.
New partnership with China Broadcasting Network Corporation (CBN) for joint 5G build gives China Mobile access to valuable 700MHz band.
Nokia and Adtran look set to profit as the UK incumbent ups rollout targets and works to limit its reliance on Huawei.
South Korean behemoth starts work on sixth domestic foundry to bolster chip-manufacturing capacity using advanced sub-5nm process technology.
Telecoms group reports 3.6% revenue growth in the first quarter of 2020, with a slight rise in EBITDA.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: top BT execs do the decent thing; TIM, Google collaborate on cloud services; Colt appoints new CEO.
One of the premier US telecom standards organizations is now pushing for a new public-private partnership to ensure the US 'will be at the forefront of 6G development and deployment.'
The Indian operator has been under pressure ever since archrival Jio entered the market, but its latest figures are cause for some optimism.
T-Mobile said it scored a 1Gbit/s speed test on its 5G network in New York City – and that transmission didn't even use two of the three 'layers' in T-Mobile's promised 5G 'layer cake.'
AT&T said it will comply with the National Advertising Review Board and will discontinue its '5G Evolution' adverting. But its '5GE' icon will stay.