Avanti Communications and ST Engineering iDirect successfully link satellite with land 5G, which they call an SaT5G milestone.
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.
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.
The US Justice Department sues Google in its biggest antitrust action in 22 years, accusing it and Apple of a multi-billion-dollar secret deal.
Fueled by a return to field installations, Fios Internet sub adds of 144,000 in Q3 smashed expectations even as Verizon continued to shed Fios video subs. Meanwhile, the telco remains pumped about 5G Home.
China's largest mobile operator adds 44 million '5G package customers' during Q3, but not enough to prevent ARPU slippage.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telenor wields axe; Sky comes to UK high street's rescue; NGMN gets excitable about 6G.
Nokia to deploy standalone 5G core in Ericsson's backyard, while the Swedish vendor wins RAN deals in Sweden and Estonia.
A new report from Opensignal shows that 5G users in the US consumed an average of 16.5GB in September, far more than 4G users.
Performance and profitability metrics seem to vindicate a decision to compete aggressively for Chinese 5G business.
As COVID-19 speeds up operator need to support a shift in how and where customers access network services, automation and development are key for success.
Qualcomm to challenge Marvell, Broadcom, Intel and Xilinx in bid to build chipsets for macro cell towers, and possibly expand silicon options for open RAN equipment vendors.
But the subscription streaming giant expects to add 6 million subscribers in Q4 and finish 2020 by eclipsing 201 million subs worldwide.
According to some, 6G will support a wide range of science fiction-type services. But others are warning against getting sidetracked by 'shiny objects syndrome.'
Cisco has given its ISR and ASR routers a refresh with the Catalyst 8000 series to provide connectivity and security features in the data center, branch and edge.
John Stankey wonders if streaming platforms wield too much power as HBO Max struggles to gain entry onto Roku and Amazon Fire TV devices.
US operator and Finnish vendor will make joint pitches to Asian and European firms developing their own local networks.
Transforma Insights forecasts that over 150 million cellular devices will be connected to on-premises private networks by the end of 2030.
Ryan, the head of Pluto TV, takes the reins of new group as ViacomCBS reorganizes its streaming activities ahead of the early 2021 launch of Paramount+, the successor to CBS All Access.
US chip giant will use transaction proceeds to invest in AI, 5G and edge networks.
Sweden has taken a firm line against Huawei and ZTE in its 5G spectrum auctions starting in November.
Today's hardline approach has been a long time coming.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: ITV sets up streaming unit; VEON invests in ShopUp; Arm takes wraps of latest design.
Now that COVID-19 has prompted a broad, probably long-term shift to more remote working, it's time to upgrade residential broadband networks with business-class management platforms.
A number of big names are stepping up to bid in the FCC's upcoming C-band auction, an auction that some expect to raise an astounding $51 billion in bids.
The 3GPP's Release 17 – expected to collect the next big batch of 5G technologies – might not hit the market until 2022, almost a year behind schedule.
India's only pure-play 4G service provider, Reliance Jio is planning to introduce a 5G smartphone below INR5,000 ($68) within a year, according to media reports.
Verizon will acquire 17 Bluegrass Cellular retail stores, the operator's network assets – including cell towers, cell site equipment, switch equipment and spectrum – and 210,000 customers.
Latest deal comes after moves for Mist Systems and Netrounds and is aimed largely at strengthening Juniper's presence in the SD-WAN market.
NASA has given Nokia Bell Labs and Houston-based Intuitive Machines $14.1B to prepare to set up a 4G network on the moon.
Comcast intros new offering in response to a pandemic that has forced big businesses to ensure their expanding group of teleworkers can securely connect to corporate networks.
Light Reading's Iain Morris and Kelsey Ziser discuss highlights from last week's BBWF event, including Telefonica's approach to fiber buildouts.
The German operator has put its considerable muscle behind what could be Europe's answer to Facebook's Aquila and Google's Loon projects.
Europe's biggest economies are not among the signatories to a letter urging EU bigwigs to tackle 5G 'disinformation' on health risks.
The operator is taking advantage of the iPhone 12 launch to undercut its big rivals.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Covage reaches 1 million homes with fiber in France; Vodafone tries open RAN in the Netherlands; Nokia lauded for managed services ability.
A new report from Juniper Research sees 5G accounting for 44% of operator revenue by 2025.
Gestion Audem, the family-owned company with majority voting rights in the Canada-based operator, said it has unanimously rejected Altice USA's revised, unsolicited bid for Cogeco.
Edge computing promises to reduce users' latency speeds. And now, some operators are not only addressing the space but seeking revenues from the sale of low-latency services.
European trade association 'denounces' bans on Chinese suppliers based on geopolitical reasons.
How are AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile faring in terms of market share? And what should the market expect from them in the third quarter? Some analysts break it down.
The Light Reading podcast welcomes Mike Zeto, SVP of Boingo's global strategy and emerging businesses, to discuss private networks as an opportunity for both service providers and enterprises.
Adding a streaming option for broadband-only customers, RCN, Grande and Wave are offering the TiVo Stream 4K to customers who take speeds of at least 100 Mbit/s paired with a price cut on Sling TV.
China's top legislature is set to pass an Export Control Law expanding government controls over tech exports, copying a similar US measure in May.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EE offers immersive soccer coverage; France and the Netherlands want to tame tech titans; Telia goes climate neutral.
This week in our WiC roundup: Ada Lovelace Day reminds us of the power of coming back stronger than before; tone-deaf ads can't stop won't stop; all the ways to learn how to code from home; and more.
Uber to invest a total of $150m in the new joint venture, which will incorporate SKT's existing mobility business.
Build rates need to increase four-fold to meet a 2025 gigabit target and there is still no detailed plan for covering hard-to-reach areas.
T-Mobile is on its way toward covering 100 million people with speedy midband 5G this year. And its 5G services are up to 25% cheaper than those from AT&T and Verizon.
A new artificial intelligence platform from chipmaker Nvidia promises to reduce bandwidth usage in video conferencing down to one tenth of the H.264 standard.
The idea of using small, distributed booster amplifiers to overcome the power issues presented by 1.8GHz upgrades is gaining traction, but remains a topic that's ripe for debate.
Thumbing its nose at Washington's 'Clean Network' campaign, Seoul says it's up to private companies which suppliers they choose.
State secretaries Cédric O and Mona Keijzer join forces to propose ways of reducing the power of 'gatekeeper' platforms.
Zoom announced all its users can access end-to-end encryption from next week, and unveiled 'Zapp' apps in an attempt to grow into a platform.
This week: Light Reading's Kelsey Ziser on SD-WAN security updates in the age of remote work.
Ryan Ding, head of Huawei's carrier business, has criticised China's 5G, saying the world's biggest rollout lags behind others – in particular South Korea.
Open source has yet to have a noticeable impact on telecom, and it is increasingly mixed up with anything that claims to be open.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange cozies up to OPPO, provides connectivity for seniors' devices; Nokia draws on analytics for COVID-19 temperature testing; come friendly fiber, fall on Slough.
COVID-19 delaying the 5G spectrum sale in India till 2021 may benefit Indian service providers looking for time to get their houses and networks in order.
Overall streaming penetration has flattened out, but relatively new services such as Disney+ and Apple TV+ could see momentum slow as year-long, free promotions near the finish line.
AT&T's promotions around the new iPhone are far more aggressive than those from Verizon and T-Mobile. Indeed, one analyst warned that it's the most aggressive promotion ever.
Indian operator hopes partnership will slash costs and open up new revenue opportunities.
Yogesh Malik joins a growing list of senior executives who have left the emerging-markets operator since 2018.
Huawei unveils AI-powered connectivity to untangle network complexity for carriers and enterprise.
Broadband World Forum panelists say it's important to get the types of network efficiencies that hyperscale companies like Google, Facebook and Amazon have.
Fixed wireless providers in locations ranging from LA to Arkansas are rolling out new services in order to connect students and others to the Internet amid a pandemic.
The National Advertising Division retracts original decision stemming from a challenge by AT&T. Comcast was set to appeal decision focused on claim that it provides the 'best in-home Wi-Fi experience.'
Battling US sanctions, Huawei is selling its low-budget Honor unit in a $3 billion deal, giving up on being the world's biggest smartphone maker.
Orange launches international arbitration proceedings against Iraq after a regulator seized its $400 million stake in Kurdish mobile operator Korek Telecom.
'Today's cable operators are becoming tomorrow's mobile operators,' Cisco's John Chapman says.
Finnish equipment giant will run its IT systems from the public cloud as it looks for ways back to profitability.
The iPhone maker dangles another overpriced trinket in front of the worshipful, and this one may genuinely disappoint.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica reshapes roaming unit; Swiss detects endpoints; Brits turn to video-streaming services to ease pandemic pain.
According to iPod and iPhone luminary Tony Fadell, Menlo Micro's new product 'is already triggering massive cross-industry upheaval.' It's initially targeted at the 5G sector.
Apple's newest iPhones will support nationwide 5G connections on Verizon's network, but 'the experience [between 4G and nationwide 5G] is similar,' warned Verizon's Bill Stone.
Masergy and VMware have launched new secure remote access services under the umbrella of their SASE platforms.
From its pricing plans to its support of Verizon's millimeter wave 5G strategy, Apple had plenty to say during its iPhone 12 unveiling.
Metrics suggest Airtel and Vodafone Idea are not going to respond to Jio's latest tariff move.
Commscope cuts off a piece of Comcast's next-gen network biz while Vecima and Technetix connect on a product/sales deal focused on distributed access architectures.
Lumen Technologies' Mike Benjamin joins the Light Reading Podcast to discuss the state of cybersecurity, threats such as ransomware, and attacks on IoT devices.
Taiwan proving something of a 5G stamping ground for the Finnish vendor.
Enrique Blanco says a fiber investment program will set his business up for the next 30 to 50 years.
Citing the 'rapid success' of Disney+, company says the reset of media and entertainment unit is designed to accelerate The Mouse's direct-to-consumer strategy.
National approaches to spectrum distribution regarded as a key obstacle to 5G development at European level.
China's CBN joins the game, but will the new mobile entrant survive?
China will have 170 million 5G smartphones by year's end, pushing the world's total to a higher-than-expected 260 million.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EE rolls out more 5G in; UK buyers of new iPhone may live to regret their purchase; Ericsson demos spectrum-sharing innovation with China Telecom.
The new 'Next G Alliance' will focus on the 'full lifecycle' of 6G, including research and development, manufacturing, standardization and market readiness.
Keith Cowan, formerly of Sprint and BellSouth, joins Rivada as its new chief development officer amid Congressional investigations into the company's focus area.
Show demo provides a glimpse of how emerging bandwidth-eating apps will take advantage of the multi-gig network.
Verizon and its partner Amazon Web Services currently have 5G edge compute centers in five cities with plans to expand that to ten locations by year-end.
Mid-split and high-split upgrades will beef up HFC's upstream, but fiber competition is pushing the MSO to give a closer look at DOCSIS 4.0 and the industry's broader '10G' initiative.
Reports from Japan's NGB Corporation and Germany's IPlytics indicate China's Huawei and Qualcomm and Intel in the US contribute the most technologies to Wi-Fi 6.
Japan's disruptive mobile network operator takes the Rakuten Communications Platform on the road to Saudi Arabia.
Light Reading's Alan Breznick and Jeff Baumgartner recap the highlights from last week's Cable Next-Gen Digital Symposium.