Evoca, a pay-TV provider that uses ATSC 3.0 and Internet connectivity, to deliver a blend of live TV and VoD services, has dropped a big hint about its next market launch.
Swiss IPTV software and infrastructure services player is yet another vendor that hopes to benefit from the financial demise of MobiTV even as it seeks to expand its reach in Europe.
Our unscientific reader poll shows that nearly 7 in 10 folks who attended #MWC19 will not likely turn up for #MWC21.
After Colonial Pipeline payday expect a surge in ransomware attacks – starting with Toshiba.
Messaging giant WhatsApp's controversial policy, which allows user data to be shared with parent company Facebook and others, is in the spotlight again.
CEO Charlie Vogt identifies set of 'mega trends' poised to drive the business forward, including the shift to 5G, new and emerging broadband competition, and an acceleration of fiber upgrade cycles.
Swiss private equity fund Partners Group is reportedly in talks to acquire Atria Convergence Technologies, India's largest non-telco ISP.
Chen, who works for Qualcomm, was named the chairman of the 3GPP RAN Plenary in March and oversees the development of 5G standards for the physical layer of the radio interface.
This week in our WiC roundup: Returnships could offer post-pandemic option for women who left jobs; blind interviews create hiring solutions; how work culture should change to accommodate employees; and more.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telecom Italia signs renewables deal; Rostelecom surges ahead in Q1; UK homeworkers dread returning to their office broadband.
Singapore operator to review Amobee and Trustwave businesses and expects to report full-year net exceptional loss of $907 million.
A wish-list of technical requirements arrives in vendor offices, but the chances of a mass-market deployment in the next few years are remote.
The interest in deploying private 5G networks is at an all-time high, writes West Gate Networks President Andrew Froehlich. Service providers need to make sure their customers understand how to stay connected when most devices are WiFi-only.
Disney's premium streaming service ended fiscal Q2 with 103.6 million subs, short of an expected 110 million. Meanwhile, operating losses at Disney's direct-to-consumer business have narrowed significantly.
Sonim, a maker of rugged mobile phones, warned that 'substantial doubt exists regarding Sonim's ability to continue as a going concern.' As a result, the company is considering strategic alternatives.
As the Biden administration pushes $100 billion toward the broadband industry, T-Mobile positions its 5G Home Internet service as a potential recipient of that spending.
More than half of houses across Europe have fiber-optic connections, 10 million more than in 2019.
Profits are increasingly being held up by the Japanese service provider's digital businesses.
The Japanese e-commerce firm is already a long way behind its bigger rivals in the country's 5G market.
Following a big bet on 5G, MediaTek is now positioned to challenge smartphone chipset heavyweight Qualcomm in the US market. MediaTek is predicting 40% growth in 2021.
UK operator to consider external funding for FTTP rollout for the first time as it looks to brighter times ahead.
Spanish giant claims full-year 'stabilization' target on track as COVID-19 impact diminishes; continues to chip away at huge debt pile.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UK soccer rights rolled over; Safaricom pinched by pandemic; BT makes progress in carbon-cutting.
Fourth-largest US cable operator aims to be '10-gig-ready' in the next 18 months, thanks to its aggressive FTTP upgrade strategy.
In an auction process that took a day-and-a-half to complete, TiVo beat out a rival bid of $18 million from a group that included UK-based Amino Technologies and a joint venture of Roku and RPX.
'We know where to put the CBRS radios to get the maximum offload capacity,' says Charter President and CEO Tom Rutledge.
Threat of litigation by Chinese smartphone maker appears to have forced a rethink.
T-Mobile disclosed in a recent letter that 'active 2G/3G devices accounted for less than 1% of traffic on the T-Mobile network as of the week of April 11, 2021.'
Facebook's newest midband spectrum tests hint at its desire for 'self-organizing network (SON) features in a 5G over-the-air setup operating in a small cell configuration.'
The US Internet equipment maker snaps up an Israeli startup highly regarded for its automation expertise and agnosticism.
Bouncing back from a 2019 loss and splash as the Nasdaq Whale, SoftBank Group rides IPOs to profits that are a Japanese record. But can it continue?
Comcast Cable CEO Dave Watson says 'it's absolutely doable' to deploy the company's software stack for Flex and X1 in smart TVs.
India's DoT tries to nip 5G COVID-19 conspiracy theories in the bud by reasonably pointing out there's currently no 5G in India.
Learn how new Cisco Webex innovations ensure secure, inclusive collaboration so everyone's voice is heard – regardless of geography, language, tech savvy or personality type and more.
Europe's biggest operator today generates most of its profits and invests most of its cash in the US. What does that mean for Europe?
The settlement relates to events that were subject to a $1 billion settlement with the DoJ and SEC in 2019.
On this episode, Gagandeep Kaur discusses the state of telecom in India and the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the industry at large.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: how 5G is changing the way folk use their phones; Orange brings 5G to Slovakia; the Queen promises to sort out UK broadband.
Mo Katibeh is now in charge of AT&T's capital budget 'including AT&T's aggressive fiber build expansion and nationwide 5G deployment,' the company confirmed to Light Reading.
Verizon, T-Mobile and others are building 5G in midband spectrum. That work is initially focused on macro cell towers. Small cells, on the other hand, might come into play later.
'Sports-first' OTT-TV service provider intends to kick off a beta of its free-to-play gaming within weeks, and its interactive sportsbook in Q4. FuboTV now expects to end 2021 with as many as 850,000 subscribers.
Although President Biden has hinted at a broadband future with 1Gbit/s speeds, new rules from his administration suggest speeds of 100 Mbit/s. And they acknowledge speeds of just 25 Mbit/s.
Verizon report on mobile device security reveals phishing attempts are on the rise; malware threats have slightly decreased.
Update: TiVo wins the MobiTV auction with a bid of $18.5 million, beating a last gasp bid of $18 million from a group that included Amino Technologies and a joint venture of Roku and RPX.
China has established a new state-owned satellite company that looks set to drive its national LEO broadband efforts.
With Japan's mobile market maturing, SoftBank Corp looks to pan-Asian data analytics, chat and driverless cars for other bets to boost its numbers.
The equipment maker could be turfed out of China's second 5G tender if Sweden's government does not reinstate Huawei and ZTE, according to a Chinese news report.
Korea's two biggest operators have both reported a double digit spike in Q1 operating profit, with signs their 5G investments may be starting to pay off.
The Finnish vendor adds another deal to its list of 5G contracts in the Americas.
Using and analyzing real-time and industry-specific data along with the formation of adaptive roadmaps are critical as video service providers work their way out of the pandemic and towards business growth.
Stanford University's Nick McKeown, recipient of the 2021 IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medal, joins the podcast to discuss a career milestone and a very forward-looking 5G project that involves (hopefully not) crashing drones on purpose.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica teams up with Microsoft on 5G private networks; Samsung isn't going to Barcelona; Ericsson boosts indoor 5G.
Buckeye Cablevision is worried about what might happen if MobiTV's assets, which include software code that Buckeye licenses to deliver video services, were to change hands.
The US wireless industry collected a total of more than 7 million new postpaid phone customers during the past 12 months. Where are all these new customers coming from?
T-Mobile is urging the FCC to take Dish Network's 12GHz spectrum licenses away from the company and auction them for 5G. Billions of dollars could be at stake.
Dish Network is looking to cover portions of the Central and Western US via its new cell tower Master Lease Agreement (MLA) with UScellular.
Dissatisfied with NBN pricing, Australian telcos are making an end-run around the wholesale network with 5G fixed wireless.
China Mobile, China Telecom and China Unicom lose their appeal against delisting.
Virtual auction for MobiTV, a bankrupt provider of IP video services to a wide range of cable operators and telcos, is set for the morning of Tuesday, May 11.
The Finnish vendor is to modernize the Swiss operator's transport network to enable faster service delivery through increased automation.
The network needs to be set up to prioritize types of traffic – and anything else that employees need – both for the rest of 2021, and to ensure we're ready for what the future might hold.
A Polish startup says it can go one better than the usual American software options for open RAN technology.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica sells off four more data centers; A1 Digital offers container orchestration; Dixons Carphone pays 'living wage.'
New feature nests YouTube TV inside the YouTube app, and arrives after Roku removed the YouTube TV app. Update: Roku calls Google's action the 'clear conduct of an unchecked monopolist.'
Roku's Platforms business, which is fueled in part by advertising and inventory on The Roku Channel, grew 101% in the first quarter of 2021.
Cost and scaling and a lack of business value for many video applications remain key issues for ultra-low latency streaming.
RDK-based 'Gravity' offering will support managed Wi-Fi, cybersecurity and advanced routing services and also try to provide capabilities similar to those of Google's Android TV Operator Tier in the video world.
We're still getting mixed messages about #MWC2021. The pandemic's grip is loosening in several places, but is it enough to bring the telecom world to Barcelona? Take our survey and let us know.
Cable One, like WideOpenWest, continues to see solid results from a broadband-focused strategy that gives short shrift to pay-TV.
The startup connects operators with hosts that will manage small cells in exchange for a monthly fee. Its first deployment is planned for this summer.
Verizon's 5G tests in the 3.5GHz CBRS band will also include 'intra-band and inter-band carrier aggregation between 3.5GHz and licensed (and/or unlicensed) bands.'
The two vendors sign a multi-year agreement and settle their dispute in under five months, although not without inflicting some pain on Ericsson.
This week in our WiC roundup: How to overcome implicit bias; Snapchat shares diversity report findings; sports tech nonprofit lobbies for women to join industry; and more.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: LoRaWAN for water control in Poland; Orange Business Services lands SD-WAN gig; Telecom Italia confuses with story rebuttal.
Cellnex has gone from renting out space on towers to buying 5G equipment in a move that has major ramifications for service providers, equipment makers and authorities.
In the early days of the Trump administration, a group of senior broadband industry executives hatched a plan to overturn the FCC's net neutrality guidelines, according to the New York Attorney General.
Supply chain constraints, particularly with semiconductors, are hitting Home Networks, the unit that CommScope intends to spin out in the first quarter of 2022.
Italian operator's share price falls sharply after Italy's prime minister is reported to have shot down its plans to merge with Open Fiber.
'If we find transactions that are positive to shareholders, we won't hesitate to move forward,' said CEO Jeff Storey. But some analysts aren't so sure that's going to actually happen.
Colombia's fourth mobile operator is said to be aiming for a 25% market share in five years.
Malaysia gets cracking on its ambitious plan to build a single national 5G wholesale network – but government officials haven't explained who will pay.
This week: Francella Ochillo, executive director of Next Century Cities, on the challenges local communities face in having their voices represented in broadband policy making and deployment.
India's 5G spectrum (3.3-3.6GHz) auction may be pushed to the first quarter of 2022 due to the devastating second wave of COVID-19, according to reports.
Paid subscriber gains led by Paramount+, the super-sized streaming service that debuted on March 4 and succeeded CBS All Access.
Having sold off so much of its European estate, the cable company needs a forthcoming UK marriage to work out.
Nokia North America CTO Mike Murphy examines the standards and parity challenges open RAN has to overcome to become a fully fledged technology.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Airspan to open lab in Slough; Three's revenue rises in Q1; Openreach trials digital migration in Suffolk.
Extending beyond the need for raw speeds and feeds, reducing latencies could set up a 'revolutionary change' to the user's broadband experience, says CableLabs exec Matt Schmitt.
Infinera, Apple, National Instruments and Viavi are among the companies that have reported financial troubles due to the ongoing global chipset shortage.
T-Mobile counts around 900,000 Dish Network customers that will be affected by its CDMA plans. Dish puts that number closer to 4 million. The truth may lie elsewhere.
US towerco sells a stake in its European business and announces a public offering to raise funds for its takeover of Telxius.
Supplier says a new, flexible distributed access architecture (DAA) product, which could play a role in future DOCSIS 4.0 networks, is ready for field deployments.
China has fallen out of love with tech giants and is seeking new ways to punish them.
Elon Musk announces the Starlink satellite Internet service has 500,000 pre-orders, rocketing up from 10,000 in February.
The UK mobile operator believes the overhaul of its transport infrastructure will lead to cost savings and a competitive edge.
The social network's business communication product hits 7 million paid subscribers, but it is still a minnow compared to Teams.
A cloud-in-a-box – perhaps more commonly referred to as 'Business in a Box' or 'Infrastructure In a Box' – takes everything to the edge, and dramatically reduces the possibility of business disruptions due to the misfunctioning or end-of-life application servers or network devices at each location.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Echostar teams up with Semtech for satellite-based services; Slovak Telekom increases its capacity with Intelsat; BICS simplifies SIMs.
RDK Management, an organization now led by Jason Briggs following the recent departure of Steve Heeb, hits device deployment milestone as Google continues to drive service provider scale with Android TV.
T-Mobile's CEO said that the operator's new Magenta Max 5G customers consume 40% more data than its other 5G customers, and fully 70% more data than T-Mobile's average 4G LTE customers.