More musical chairs at the France-based group as it implements a wide-ranging reshuffle of top management at its European operations.
Tucked away in Dish Network's announcement last week that it would enter the wireless industry was a promise to follow through with the $3.6 billion purchase of 800MHz spectrum from T-Mobile in 2023.
Following a data-gathering exercise to gauge the ethnic makeup of its workforce, the UK operator will set targets.
Activist hedge-fund Elliot Management – the same company that pressured AT&T – is now urging Crown Castle to make changes that would pull the company away from small cells.
CEO Anders Nilsson sails away. Telco operations veteran Kjell Morten Johnsen takes his place.
The Chinese equipment vendor is being driven out of telco networks in the West as the US stays on the offensive.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Colt appoints new CCO; using drones to fix cell towers; smart home devices losing their luster in MEA.
The Chinese equipment maker faces a UK ban, according to press reports, because new US sanctions make it an even bigger risk.
ANSII indicates that it will limit authorizations to use Huawei equipment to between three and eight years.
The Indian conglomerate will become a major shareholder in the UK-backed alternative to the EU's Galileo initiative.
The 3GPP is expected to issue 'Release 16' of the 5G standard Friday. It will support fancy new technologies like network slicing, Integrated Access Backhaul and vehicle platooning.
Geoverse is looking to sell private wireless LTE offerings using a unique combination of its licensed 600MHz and 700MHz spectrum licenses and CBRS spectrum.
The Cloud Native World program last week offered evidence of progressive telco thinking and the same old barriers to faster adoption of cloud-native architectures.
Tencent GM Wang Yachen warned an online conference audience this week that 5G needs to be more cost-effective in order to compete in B2B.
More than half of consumers can't fix their own technical issues, a number that surges to 73% among those who don't consider themselves tech-savvy, Sweepr finds in survey of 600+ people in the US and UK.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UK wants to pronounce on O2/Virgin Media merger; Ericsson takes TDC to the water; beaucoup de connectivity en vacances, promises Orange.
Private equity firm splits retail and infrastructure operations of former Telenor CEE assets, just like it did with O2 Czech Republic a few years ago.
UK operator lines up Ericsson, MediaTek, Oppo and Qualcomm to help with its standalone 5G network and installs trial network at Coventry University.
The data center business of one of India's biggest telcos has attracted investment amid surging demand for cloud services.
If the Chinese vendor were not so technically gifted, it would probably have been sent packing already.
Verizon has loudly touted its plans to expand its mmWave 5G network. But AT&T and T-Mobile have remained conspicuously silent on the topic.
Integration builds on new SVoD's tie-ins with Android TV devices and gives TiVo's new streaming device a point of differentiation against two platforms that currently don't support HBO Max – Roku and Fire TV.
Target of passing 15 million homes with 'gigabit-capable' networks by end of 2021 apparently on track.
While dozens of companies debate the US government's role in open RAN, the almighty dollar is driving the discussion.
KT CEO Hyeon-Mo Ku warns that slow 5G takeup means operators must switch to focusing on the enterprise.
The open radio access network (RAN) specification group now has 26 operator members.
The Internet platform's audience has been growing just as major advertisers decide to practice social distancing.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: T-Systems focuses on its Brot und Butter; Israel to track COVID-19 victims; Huawei provides Massive MIMO in Johannesburg.
The Chinese are increasingly out of favor in the huge Indian market, creating opportunities for domestic and other foreign vendors.
fuboTV is raising prices in the wake of its Disney deal while AT&T is boosting first-year pricing on its contract-based DirecTV and new AT&T TV services.
Some utility companies may need to update their existing WiMax networks due to the CBRS auction. But they might also bid for CBRS spectrum licenses for private wireless LTE networks.
Many mobile operators want 5G to be built on a cloud-native stack from the RAN to the network core.
US officials are promoting open RAN as an answer to China, but the technology specifications are based partly on Chinese IP.
Dish Network officially entered the wireless industry with the purchase of Sprint's Boost brand from T-Mobile. However, Dish's new Boost service plans aren't very exciting.
Licensing deal will deepen Peacock's streaming library as the service nears its national launch on July 15.
On this episode of 'What's the Story?' – a new series from the Light Reading Podcast – Paula Gilbert, editor of LR's sister site Connecting Africa, talks with pod host Nicole Ferraro about mobile data growth in Africa: the latest news, why it matters and what's likely to happen next.
Light Reading spoke with Marc Rouanne, who was hired late last year to construct Dish's 5G network, about the company's vendor choices so far, and how Dish is designing its planned network.
Comcast's usage-based plan offers only one courtesy month with no data cap, but its unlimited data plans are now less expensive than they were before the pandemic.
People more tech-savvy and data usage on the up, as UK lockdown reaches 100-day milestone.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom throws more cash at gaming; Three UK targets enterprise with Amdocs; EU adopts small cell rules.
Ireland-based BSS provider to implement real-time charging services for EE's mobile operations.
TianShu enables stronger collaboration between marketing, sales, planning, network planning, procurement, network construction and ongoing operations.
Alibaba's customers approached Aryaka about the need for a partnership between the companies to expand SD-WAN availability and access to public clouds in the APAC region.
Rural wireless network operators represented by the Rural Wireless Association are taking issue with an FCC move against purchases of Huawei and ZTE equipment.
US Ignite's Mari Silbey joins Light Reading's Kelsey Ziser and Phil Harvey for a discussion about what changes are ahead in how cities and companies can provide broadband to residents in underserved areas.
Illustrating again that OTT-TV service providers aren't immune to rising content prices, YouTube TV has jacked the rate of its baseline package by 30% – from $49.99 to $64.99 per month – as it adds fare from ViacomCBS.
The Japanese e-commerce company's real goal is not to become another mobile operator in Japan but to lead a global revolution.
Dish said it will use 5G radios from Japan's Fujitsu. That's noteworthy considering radios account for a large percentage of the cost of a 5G network, and Dish had indicated its preference for US suppliers.
Instead of staging our usual in-person conference in Denver, we will now conduct a free, digital event over two full days in late August.
Before scuttling the merger, the companies foresaw an opportunity to take a bigger run at the enterprise services market.