Components makers are in the design phase, but ATX plans to reveal its 1.8GHz product roadmap this fall with a mix of line extenders, multi-port amplifiers and, possibly, a booster-type amp, CTO Jay Lee says.
Nick Read underlines shareholder value message on presentation of Q1 results, exploring options to make African money transfer platform a separate legal entity and allowing 'inorganic opportunities' going forward.
'I think I've only been on three major service provider calls this week,' said Intel's Pat Gelsinger. 'They are really starting to look at those deployments at scale.'
As the dust settles on the new Dish Network deal with AT&T, it's clear that some Dish customers will still need new phones, and that Dish's erstwhile partner T-Mobile stands to lose billions of dollars.
India's Supreme Court rejected the appeal by telcos, including Vodafone Idea, to rectify the 'errors' in the Adjusted Gross Revenue calculations.
With an increased focus on broadband, Consolidated now touts AT&T TV, FuboTV and Philo among its featured streaming TV partners, and hinted at more streaming partnerships to come.
Low interest rates have fueled a flurry of telco deals and listings in Australia and New Zealand.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: how phone signals help sell houses; Proximus joins 25GS-PON MSA massive; Sky adds HDRUHD to sports coverage.
China sets 5GC pace, but overall mobile core network is expected to grow at a much slower rate over the next five years.
A small number of companies, most of them based in America, now play host to critical systems used globally.
Crown Castle said it plans to construct just 5,000 small cells during 2021 and another 5,000 during 2022. That's half what it had previously planned to do.
Low-key low-band auction over in a day. Sum raised barely up above reserve price.
This week: Paul Gaske, EVP and GM of North America at Hughes, on how the company is meeting demand for faster broadband with a new $600 million satellite, why he disagrees that fiber is "future proofed" and more.
Venk Mutalik, a Comcast engineer, developed 'XMF,' a monitoring system powered by spectrum analyzer chips used in ROADMs. XFM reduces the time to pinpoint fiber cuts from two hours to about 90 seconds, Comcast says.
According to EXFO, Viavi has been chasing a merger between the two since November, when Viavi offered to acquire EXFO at $4.75 per share. EXFO just rejected Viavi's latest offer of $8 per share.
Ericsson reckons the in-vogue technology concept will be a 'fundamental' part of 6G, opening another Pandora's box for the mobile industry.
AT&T added a massive number of new mobile customers to its network in the second quarter, just as the ink dried on its new MVNO agreement with Dish Network and its core network agreement with Microsoft.
New subscribers to Hulu's SVOD/pay-TV combo will soon be able to sign up directly from Flex, a streaming platform that Comcast tailors to its base of broadband-only customers.
Company claims nearly 80% of new fiber broadband adds are new AT&T broadband customers. Meanwhile, AT&T's pay-TV losses have slowed as company nears the spin-out of DirecTV.
Vodafone's former tower owner Vantage Towers, which spun off in March, met Q1 revenue targets as more European telcos look to do the same with theirs.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Private 5G? Ericsson and Three are milking it; Sterlite buys Clearcomm; EE gets an A* from RootMetrics.
Baicells, CommScope, Ubicquia and Terranet Communications built an LTE network covering 65 square miles of the city of Las Vegas, offering speeds up to 35 Mbit/s.
CommScope has developed a multi-component, low-latency platform based on the CableLabs specs designed to work with its own modems, gateways and network gear, as well as with DOCSIS products from other suppliers.
Big Toronto-based cable, wireless and media company saw overall revenues and net income rise in Q2 for the second straight quarter as COVID-19 restrictions gradually ease across Canada.
Slumbering in the afternoon, Spaniards can rest assured they will not be called by their operators.
'Verizon had waited as long as they could, but when it was clear that AT&T was hell-bent on continuing the promotion regardless of the cost, Verizon had no choice but to match them,' wrote MoffettNathanson.
The US government has charged a DigitalBridge board member for allegedly obstructing justice, making multiple false statements and acting as an unregistered foreign agent for the United Arab Emirates.
Orange Silicon Valley COO Gabriel Sidhom examines how the dynamic between hyperscalers and traditional service providers is changing.
Verizon shed another 62,000 Fios TV subs in Q1, but those losses were offset by a gain of 92,000 Fios Internet customers and a boost in adoption of 1-Gig speed tiers.
The Scandi operator plans to reduce the number of IT suppliers from 29 to just four as part of its latest transformation program.
Streaming giant views gaming as a new content category and an area similar to its expansion into original films, animation and unscripted TV.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson and MediaTek upgrade the uplink; Three UK overstates its 5G case; Prysmian is back to court.
The patent-pending Performance Edge service is aimed at assisting home workers, SD-WAN, SASE and MPLS customers in improving their broadband performance by reducing packet loss.
Regardless of the assessment by UK cyber experts, the Chinese vendor's nationality is sufficient to condemn it.
Surprise departure of CTO and company broadband segment leader Morgan Kurk arrives as CommScope pushes ahead with a review of the company's full business.
Despite multi-billion-dollar losses, military coups and spats with aggressive shareholders, the Norwegian operator is still enthused by markets to the east.
China's march to semiconductor independence hits another hurdle: bankruptcy of one of the biggest state-backed chip companies, Tsinghua Unigroup.
Comcast Business Mobile currently allows small and midsized businesses to add up to ten lines to their account, but plans are in motion to expand that to 20 lines in Q1 2022.
Operator also offering its 4K-capable Android TV 'Stream' player to broadband-only subs on other speed tiers for an additional $5 per month.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone expands NB-IoT network in the UK; post-flood recovery in Germany; latest on Max Schrems versus Facebook.
The Swedish vendor loses out in the 5G contract just awarded by China Mobile, but there is good news for its Finnish rival.
New network services agreement, worth at least $5 billion to AT&T over a span of ten years, also sparks chatter that the deal could be a precursor to a possible Dish-DirecTV combo.
Fiona Graham and PacketFabric CEO Dave Ward discuss the innovation that network-as-a-service (NaaS) is bringing to the telecom landscape, why telco providers are embracing it and how NaaS will play a key role in 5G.
Launched out of stealth in 2019, ECSite is a software-as-a-service (SaaS) business disrupting the telecom infrastructure industry through automation.
As consumers drive the demand for more high-quality content without delay, service providers must keep moving 'the edge' of their content delivery networks closer to consumers.
Highly regarded for the success of his digital strategy at Turkcell, Kaan Terzioglu is trying to repeat the same feat across one of the world's largest telco groups.
Group revises 2022-23 revenue and EBITDA guidance upwards on back of Serie A distribution deal with streaming provider. Downgrades 2021 EBITDA forecast due to 'overall market impact' of delayed public funding measures to support digitalization.
Another front has opened up in the Pacific telecom cold war, with the Australian government to fund Telstra's acquisition of debt-laden Digicel Pacific.
Ahead of Q2 earnings report this week, AT&T released numbers Friday showing DirecTV's subscriber losses abating as AT&T seeks to line up financing for its spinoff deal with TPG Capital.
The market is booming on the back of ever-growing data consumption and legal data localization requirements – as Google announces a cluster of data centers.
Zoom buys cloud call center business Five9 for $15 billion, eyeing a new market for its Zoom Phones and Rooms.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: GSMA, UN call on central African governments to help with e-commerce; Telefónica does short-form video deal; ADVA advances in Q2.
Bell Canada says it's 'shifting critical workloads' to Google Cloud, which has also nabbed the UK's Vodafone and Spain's Telefónica.
Following its merger with Zoom Telephonics, a rebranding and an uplisting to the Nasdaq, Minim has set its sights on adding customers worldwide and pursuing new markets, President and CMO Nicole Zheng says.
AT&T offers two lines of business in the edge computing space: AT&T Network Edge (ANE) and AT&T Multi-access Edge Compute (MEC). Google and Microsoft play prominent roles in the offerings.
'The Executive Branch fully supports industry's development of open RAN while recognizing the importance of maintaining a full suite of solutions offered by incumbent vendors,' the NTIA explained.
Next-gen boxes integrate Google Assistant far-field voice technology, enabling Sky Brasil subscribers to navigate entertainment content on their TVs hands-free.
South Korean and Japanese operators sign MoU to explore new business applications for 5G and strengthen collaboration on 6G tech.
This week in our WiC roundup: Women work harder to get fewer promotions; female AI leaders gather and GSD; Instacart gets a Facebook alum; and more.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: how to break through the '5G noise' in Europe; Revolut now worth £24 billion; Alexa to the rescue?
Intel's reported move for GlobalFoundries is the latest sign of realignment in the global semiconductor business.
What could be Intel's largest ever acquisition would put the company higher up the food chain among chip producers, but it would still lack the tech edge held by Taiwan's TSMC.
The Swedish equipment vendor has told investors to plan for a significant reduction in its Chinese market share.
The Finnish operator says the pandemic has had a limited impact on its business.
Verizon said it would buy Ericsson's 5G MIMO C-band, lowband and millimeter wave (mmWave) solutions as it works to expand its speedy 5G network across the US.
JMA Wireless has so far pumped $52 million into its new 5G manufacturing facility that's scheduled to open in December. It represents 'a perfect storm of competitive opportunity,' says JMA's Bill Plummer.
In yet another nod to the video streaming era, Charter and ViacomCBS signed a multi-year deal covering carriage of the conglomerate's broadcast TV stations, cable networks and streaming services.
Congress allocated roughly $2 billion for US operators to rip out equipment from Huawei and ZTE from their networks. Once the gear is removed, it's hammer time.
A bid to diversify the market for suppliers could leave Europe's 5G sector with fewer networks.
The telecom industry may need to change the way it thinks and talks about 5G.
This week: Dominic Marcellino, director of strategy and business development at Kajeet, on the company's new connectivity pilot program in Williamsburg, Virginia, and the ins and outs of providing wireless services to students and communities.
Taiwanese chip manufacturer eyes production expansion in US, Japan to meet growing demand. Signals automotive chip shortages will ease.
NTT's Tim Wade explains the process of creating a digital twin of the Tour de France, and how NTT's approach to data capture and analytics has changed since the service provider started digitizing the race in 2015.
What if we looked at the recent telco cloud deals through Roseboro-tinted glasses?
Kuwait-based group sees signs of improvement with growth in most of its operations during Q2.
Exec John Caezza expects many initial upstream upgrades to center on 'mid-splits' as the industry grapples with some of the technical and operational challenges associated with more significant 'high-split' moves.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: ETNO uses climate-change hook for regulatory plea; music-streaming economics still suck for musicians; Allot lands central European deal.
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AT&T said its lowband 5G network now covers 250 million people. Meantime, the operator said it plans to expand its mmWave 5G network to new indoor locations.
The number of US mobile customers planning to switch to a new provider is reaching record levels. And the purchase of a new iPhone might just be the catalyst for them to make a change.
Amid an open RAN 'showcase' designed to highlight US companies in the space, the FCC's acting chairwoman proposed naming new testing facilities in Boston and Raleigh.
Mexico's América Móvil sees Q2 profits double, as it addresses lumbering debts by spinning off its towers and selling its US operations to Verizon.
Broadband access vendor says more than 100 service providers globally have now adopted its Combo PON technology for fiber networks since the product's June 2020 launch.
The UK telecom incumbent does not expect to provide a near-nationwide 5G service until 2028, and yet it seems to be moving faster than the competition.
High demand for mobile Wi-Fi routers, a near 7% jump in mobile contract subscribers, and much stronger handset sales give cause for optimism. Roaming, too, is creeping back.
Says latest acquisition will shore up customer orchestration and analytic capabilities and enable CSG to strengthen its presence in areas such as retail, financial services and healthcare.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telia et al tout battery-saving 5G advance; Swisscom faces outage flak, loses appeal; Nokia boosts cybersecurity in Estonia.
Sweden-based operator feels confident enough to raise its guidance for 2021.
Analyst Mike Thelander of Signals Research Group expects Dish Network to allocate around 30MHz of its spectrum holdings for downlink connections. That will probably support 5G speeds of around 100 Mbit/s.
It's time to blow out the mmWave candle following an OpenSignal report showing that the average time most users spend on mmWave 5G is less than 1%, three years into the rollout of the technology.
The fax is still a thing after 175 years. What can the world learn from that?
Beyond the tangible advantages, moving to the public cloud has to be embraced as a company-changing event. You can't just retrofit your business model – it requires the reeducation of your people, updating processes and a fresh overarching focus. From a cultural perspective, it allows you to constantly invest back into your people. By creating an environment that features a people-first mentality, companies can foster and accelerate innovation.
Kindroid, a signed-up member of the O-RAN Alliance, is trying to pilfer US technology for the Chinese military, says the US government.
Japanese supplier will also migrate 11,000 employees worldwide onto the Azure platform.
Finnish vendor said its expectations have improved after a strong second quarter as it continues on its upward trajectory.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone Spain and Ericsson work on 5G SA core; O2 offers retailers spatial awareness; Orange, Nokia extend 5G foray with SNCF.
T-Mobile's Magenta Max plan, launched in February, does not include any usage-based data limits. Now, AT&T is offering a similar plan. Verizon, however, is so far keeping quiet on the topic.
Verizon and Huawei both said they are satisfied with their patent-infringement settlement, but neither offered any insight into the parameters of that settlement.
The president's resurrection of vague open Internet policies risks undermining 5G investment and defacing the industry's technology roadmap.
An initial 12 front-line workers from the Philadelphia area successfully completed the six-month 'Grows to Code' program, and another 31 are currently part of the program's second cohort.