News & Views Latest Content View Content By Month
India postpones 5G spectrum sale to 2021
News Analysis | 5/21/2020

India will auction spectrum later this year, but it is not including 5G airwaves in the sale.

Masa Son (of God) and the valley of coronavirus
Morris Lore | 5/21/2020

He's misunderstood like Jesus was, and he needs all the help from heavenly forces he can get.

T-Mobile offers free service to first responders, but rivals shouldn't fret just yet
News Analysis | 5/21/2020

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: We're 'fully committed' to Full Duplex DOCSIS
News Analysis | 5/21/2020

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.

China Mobile, CBN strike long-awaited network-sharing deal
News Analysis | 5/21/2020

New partnership with China Broadcasting Network Corporation (CBN) for joint 5G build gives China Mobile access to valuable 700MHz band.

Openreach's fiber splurge is a boon for non-Chinese vendors
News Analysis | 5/21/2020

Nokia and Adtran look set to profit as the UK incumbent ups rollout targets and works to limit its reliance on Huawei.

Samsung raves about fab six
News Analysis | 5/21/2020

South Korean behemoth starts work on sixth domestic foundry to bolster chip-manufacturing capacity using advanced sub-5nm process technology.

Altice Europe maintains 2020 outlook despite 'challenging backdrop'
News Analysis | 5/21/2020

Telecoms group reports 3.6% revenue growth in the first quarter of 2020, with a slight rise in EBITDA.

Eurobites: Euskatel goes nationwide under Virgin brand
News Analysis | 5/21/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: top BT execs do the decent thing; TIM, Google collaborate on cloud services; Colt appoints new CEO.

US prepares for a 6G fight
DanoVision | 5/21/2020

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.'

Airtel's latest results are a pleasant surprise
News Analysis | 5/20/2020

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's 5G reaches 1 Gbit/s, and that's just the beginning
News Analysis | 5/20/2020

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 to halt '5G Evolution' advertising, but the icon will remain
DanoVision | 5/20/2020

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.

HBO Max adds distribution partners as launch nears
News Analysis | 5/20/2020

Altice USA, Cox, NCTC and Verizon are among the latest to agree to offer the new supersized SVoD service, but Comcast and Dish are still absent from that list.

China's 6G grandstanding will ruffle US feathers
News Analysis | 5/20/2020

As ZTE parades its 6G colors, Huawei's defense of global standards may serve only to hasten their demise.

FCC vote positions ATSC 3.0 as a new broadband pipe
News Analysis | 5/20/2020

Commissioner Brendan Carr says proposal to remove the 'overhang of legacy media regulations' sets stage for 'Broadcast Internet' services that ride on ATSC 3.0 to deliver 25 Mbit/s data streams.

Tele Columbus navigates through COVID-19
News Analysis | 5/20/2020

German cable operator boasts 'solid' Q1. Confirms full-year guidance.

Digicel is on life support in its Caribbean hideout
News Analysis | 5/20/2020

Owned by Irish billionaire Denis O'Brien, the Caribbean operator is asking bondholders to write off money they are owed.

All roads lead to Rome DOCSIS 4.0
Column | 5/20/2020

Those roads will be strewn with signal power challenges as spectrum is raised to 1.8GHz, but DOCSIS 4.0 provides a prime opportunity to rethink the design of HFC networks and introduce a new Distributed Gain Architecture.

Eurobites: Liberty's electric vehicle plans get UK blessing
News Analysis | 5/20/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia boasts 5G world record; Etisalat loses CEO; Altice pays off debts; Angola awards fourth license.

Ireland's eir maintains network investment momentum after 'solid' Q3
News Analysis | 5/20/2020

Irish operator reports 1% dip in Q3 revenue but EBITDA rises by 5% in the same period.

FCC on 1 Gbit/s in rural areas using 5G: Good luck with that
News Analysis | 5/20/2020

The FCC reversed course and now will allow fixed wireless providers, including those using 5G, to get government money for 1Gbit/s services. But the agency clearly has doubts that's possible.

Australian cities, states start rolling out fiber alternatives to NBN
News Analysis | 5/20/2020

With Australia making a poor showing in global broadband rankings, state and regional governments are beginning to deploy their own fiber networks as alternatives to the underwhelming NBN.

Apple nabs NextVR as details about AR glasses leak out
The Bauminator | 5/19/2020

Apple's deal for NextVR, a company that produces live and on-demand VR content, emerges amid a report that the company is nearing the introduction of augmented reality specs under the Apple Glass brand.

Ligado promises to move forward on 5G despite Pentagon opposition
News Analysis | 5/19/2020

Ligado promises to 'create a new kind of network,' but the company still faces political and vocal opposition from the likes of Defense Secretary Mark Esper and 'Miracle on the Hudson' pilot 'Sully' Sullenberger.

Aryaka's Ginsburg on COVID-19's impact on enterprise traffic
Slide Shows | 5/19/2020

Aryaka's David Ginsburg examined several of the operator's enterprise customers' network traffic patterns and identified a few surprising trends.

UPS hints at drone ambitions
News Analysis | 5/19/2020

UPS has been testing drone operations, but the company's appearance at the Wireless Infrastructure Association's Connect (X) trade show could indicate the company's interest in 4G and 5G connections.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: BT, Rakuten and spectrum auctions
LRTV Documentaries | 5/19/2020

Download the audio on Soundcloud here and subscribe on all podcast platforms!

Telecom Italia crumbles like a Roman ruin
News Analysis | 5/19/2020

Shares in Italy's biggest phone company have tumbled after another round of customer losses and more divestment activity.

Podcast: US moves to block chips, 5G tech from Huawei
The Philter | 5/19/2020

Light Reading's Iain Morris and Phil Harvey discuss this latest move in the US vs. Huawei, and Morris reports on Huawei's initial reaction, what we should expect next and how this could ricochet and affect Apple and others.

Huawei struggles with guidance after latest US ban
News Analysis | 5/19/2020

Huawei offered an incomplete Q1 picture and declined to give revenue guidance as it reels from the COVID-19 crisis and new US restrictions.

Security report warns of increased dangers with workers at home
News Analysis | 5/19/2020

Verizon's latest Data Breach Investigations Report sheds light on lockdown dangers and debunks data-breach myths.

Here's why T-Mobile is avoiding the open RAN policy debate
News Analysis | 5/19/2020

Although both AT&T and Verizon are part of the Open RAN Policy Coalition, T-Mobile is not. That's noteworthy considering T-Mobile is embarking on a major new 5G network buildout effort.

Eurobites: Openreach sale talks baseless, says Jefferies
News Analysis | 5/19/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange gets into AI; Telia sells TV rights; Iliad seeks damages from Telecom Italia.

Sunrise and Salt team for $3.1B Swiss fiber push
News Analysis | 5/19/2020

The two Swiss operators plan to build a fiber-to-the-home network covering up to 1.5M households over the next five to seven years.

Putting the squeeze on 8K
News Analysis | 5/19/2020

Content in the 8K format remains sparse, but industry leaders in the video tech arena are sizing up new AI-assisted encoding techniques to deliver 8K in a bandwidth-efficient manner.

Michigan university wants $15M to scrap new Huawei LTE network
News Analysis | 5/18/2020

Demand for Northern Michigan University's LTE network, which currently serves 15,000 families and students, has skyrocketed during the pandemic. Is the network, built with Huawei equipment, a real security threat?

Podcast: Decoding Microsoft's M&A moves
The Philter | 5/18/2020

Light Reading's Mike Dano says that Microsoft's recent acquisitions of Affirmed Networks and Metaswitch signal that the company has bigger plans than just finding more stuff to sell to telcos.

Verizon outlines 'phase 3' of its COVID-19 response
News Analysis | 5/18/2020

Fully 115,000 of Verizon's employees worked from home during nationwide quarantine orders. Now, the operator is charting a course for some – but not all – of those employees to return to the office.

US law enforcement warned of 5G/coronavirus conspiracy threats
News Analysis | 5/18/2020

A report from the US Department of Homeland Security warns that the myth tying 5G with the coronavirus has already prompted arson and physical attacks against cell towers in several US states.

Huawei is running short of friends, but it still has options
Morris Lore | 5/18/2020

The latest US attack follows efforts by several European operators to cut their dependence on Huawei and poses the biggest threat so far to the Chinese vendor.

Comcast seeks to one-up Charter in 5G
News Analysis | 5/18/2020

Comcast said its 5G will be available for no extra charge on its $45 unlimited and 'by the gig' plans. Charter, meantime, only offers 5G on its unlimited plan.

IBC 2020 canceled due to COVID-19
News Analysis | 5/18/2020

Show organizers determine that 'a return to (a new) normal is unlikely to be achieved by September' and will instead pursue digital alternatives.

Eurobites: Deutsche Telekom in talks over SoftBank's T-Mobile US stake – report
News Analysis | 5/18/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Net Insight makes hay in the Middle East; Ericsson's China deals confirmed; bad 5G karma down Glastonbury way.

SoftBank's bleedin' (and Ma's not alright)
News Analysis | 5/18/2020

Record losses. No dividend guidance. Jack Ma ups sticks.

Cable and edge computing: The rest of the story
Column | 5/18/2020

In this followup blog, Broadband Success Partners' David Strauss reveals more about cable operators' plans to leverage edge compute technology.

Vodafone teams up with a China-based smartphone vendor not called Huawei
News Analysis | 5/18/2020

Operator provides route for Oppo to sell 4G and 5G smartphones in seven Vodafone markets in the initial phase.

Huawei seeking survival after US escalates offensive
News Analysis | 5/18/2020

We're a plane riddled with bullet holes, says senior executive, after US authorities prepared to slap new restrictions on the company.

Say hello to India's first digital service provider
News Analysis | 5/18/2020

Facebook's investment in Jio could trigger a new wave of digital disruption in one of the world's biggest markets.

5G gives RAN market a Q1 boost – Dell'Oro
News Analysis | 5/15/2020

Research firm maintains overall RAN growth outlook for 2020, despite COVID-19 uncertainty.

Sign In