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Verizon, Google, others form Edison Alliance to tackle digital divide
News Analysis | 1/29/2021

Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg will chair the new Edison Alliance, which seeks to eliminate 'connectivity deserts' that hamper access to health, education and economic inclusion.

How AT&T's utility dreams crashed and burned
News Analysis | 1/29/2021

In 2016, AT&T announced ambitious plans to build private wireless LTE networks for utilities. But things did not go as planned. 'Changes to the market dashed these expectations,' AT&T admitted.

It's complicated: Apple, Facebook heat up ad brawl
News Analysis | 1/29/2021

Apple's Tim Cook lays into Facebook for its role in the US riots, as Zuckerberg admits iOS14 and regulatory scrutiny will weigh on FB's 2021 fortunes.

Charter's CBRS network could offload one third of MVNO traffic, CEO predicts
News Analysis | 1/29/2021

It's a long-term guess, of course, but Charter's Tom Rutledge believes a targeted deployment of CBRS in high-density areas will improve the cable operator's wireless economics.

Rakuten: Our spectrum's the problem, not our network
News Analysis | 1/29/2021

The Japanese operator takes umbrage at recent analyst criticism of its network performance and says open RAN is not at fault.

Charter could target its 'Worldbox' to broadband-only subs
News Analysis | 1/29/2021

Potential to broaden the use of Charter's IP-capable device, which continues to integrate streaming services, further reduces likeliness that Charter will license Comcast's 'Flex' product.

Juniper Q4 gets boost from enterprise biz
News Analysis | 1/29/2021

Overall net revenue is nonetheless flat, but exceeds (slightly) analysts' expectations.

Did the US small cell market finally break open?
DanoVision | 1/29/2021

In the same quarter that Verizon ordered 15,000 small cells from Crown Castle, T-Mobile canceled an order for 5,700. On balance though, analysts remain positive about the small cell market.

Rakuten ratchets up pressure in Japan price war
News Analysis | 1/29/2021

Japan telcos risk race to bottom after Rakuten price cuts.

WiCipedia: New administration brings changes for minorities in tech
WiCipedia | 1/29/2021

This week in our WiC roundup: Politics gets a bit more politically correct; breaking the hiring mold; how companies can actually create change; and more.

Telia sets out new roadmap after a tough 2020
News Analysis | 1/29/2021

Sweden-based group aims to trim opex and attract outside investment via a new asset management unit.

Ericsson warns of China risks but shares and profits soar
News Analysis | 1/29/2021

The equipment maker sounds a warning about Chinese retaliation to Sweden's Huawei ban but turns in a cheery set of results.

Eurobites: We're falling behind on 5G, says ETNO
News Analysis | 1/29/2021

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange ends network-sharing talks with Free; fiber's greener than copper, say its backers; STC, Huawei combine on 5G for the oil and gas industry.

It looks like Verizon rescued its cable MVNO business
DanoVision | 1/28/2021

Comcast plans to resume stock buybacks, an indication it did not bid heavily on C-band licenses. That, combined with the company's new MVNO deal, likely indicates Verizon will keep its cable strategy intact.

Rogers posts cable gains but mobile declines in Q4
News Analysis | 1/28/2021

Big Toronto-based cable and wireless provider saw overall revenues and net income fall again in the fall quarter, due largely to renewed COVID-19 lockdowns across Canada.

5G cloud gaming proponent Hatch throws in the towel
News Analysis | 1/28/2021

Hatch made a splash in 2019 with promotional offerings that tied 5G to its new cloud gaming service. The company shut down its services at the end of 2020.

India's govt. advised to make 5G spectrum more affordable
News Analysis | 1/28/2021

The country's competition authority has said high prices will hand an advantage to the strongest operators.

Apple's 5G iPhone cooks up a blowout quarter
News Analysis | 1/28/2021

Apple's 5G-packing iPhone 12 revs Cupertino to a record $111.4 billion quarter.

AT&T and Verizon have cut 95K jobs in five years
News Analysis | 1/28/2021

About a fifth of jobs at the US operators have vanished in the last five years and the layoffs will probably continue.

Comcast hints at out-of-footprint plans for Flex
News Analysis | 1/28/2021

Meanwhile, the cable op racked up more broadband and wireless subs amid another batch of pay-TV losses in Q4 2020. NBCU's Peacock streaming service has climbed to 33 million signups.

Samsung Q4 hit by lower memory chip prices
News Analysis | 1/28/2021

Tough smartphone competition didn't help either, but South Korean behemoth has a positive take on H1 2021.

DistroTV CEO streams into the 'FAST' lane
CxO Spotlight | 1/28/2021

Wielding its own free, ad-supported streaming TV service and a platform to help partners build and monetize their own streaming channels, Navdeep Saini is trying to make a mark in a crowded market.

Podcast – The Divide: NDIA's Angela Siefer on digital redlining
LRTV Interviews | 1/28/2021

This week: Angela Siefer, executive director of the National Digital Inclusion Alliance (NDIA), on how digital redlining is holding communities back.

Eurobites: Vantage Towers beams up its board
News Analysis | 1/28/2021

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange boosts LTE network with iPasolink; Colt's new veep; Telia Carrier makes its presence felt in Bilbao.

Smartphone market ends 2020 on a high note – Omdia
News Analysis | 1/28/2021

Global smartphone shipments increased year-on-year in Q4 2020 after a punishing first half, but Huawei falls out of top five in the final quarter.

Podcast: Detlef Nauck on how BT uses AI, data science
LRTV Interviews | 1/27/2021

Detlef Nauck, Head of AI & Data Science Research for BT's Applied Research Division, discusses how telcos use AI.

Nokia's shares dragged into Wall Street hullabaloo
News Analysis | 1/27/2021

Nokia's shares doubled in value amid massive trading. However, the situation likely has nothing to do with Nokia's recent restructuring or embrace of open RAN.

Open RAN lobbying goes global
DanoVision | 1/27/2021

BSA, CableLabs, GSMA and the Telecom Infra Project (TIP) are teaming up with the Open RAN Policy Coalition for 'responsible policy action in support of open RAN.'

Sling TV raises rates for new subs
News Analysis | 1/27/2021

Dish-owned OTT-TV service provider tries to soften the blow by expanding the amount of free cloud DVR storage from ten hours to 50 hours.

AT&T's new wireless strategy: Growth at all costs
News Analysis | 1/27/2021

Analysts thought AT&T would report 400,000 new mobile customers in the fourth quarter. Instead, the operator netted 800,000. The figure reflects AT&T's new 'growth' mantra.

Akamai-Plume deal locks in on home-mobile security convergence
News Analysis | 1/27/2021

Under new deal, companies have forged a co-selling agreement for security and management products for inside and out of the home, with plans to develop a more integrated product.

Automation turns job killer at KPN
News Analysis | 1/27/2021

The Dutch telecom incumbent has taken a heavy axe to its workforce in the last year.

HBO Max base expands as AT&T's pay-TV totals fall again
News Analysis | 1/27/2021

Meanwhile, AT&T will stay aggressive with FTTP expansions in 2021 even as CEO John Stankey expects network neutrality rules to return under the Biden administration.

Pandemic drives streaming 'subscription hopping' – study
The Bauminator | 1/27/2021

A deluge of new premium OTT video services paired with consumers staying at home during the pandemic have caused streaming subs to bounce around, TiVo finds in its latest Video Trends Report.

China Mobile, CBN set out 5G partnership terms
News Analysis | 1/27/2021

CBN clinches China Mobile partnership – but now the hard work begins

Microsoft goes cloudbusting in Q2
News Analysis | 1/27/2021

Microsoft sees cloud services boost its net income by a yearly 33%, up to $15.5 billion, as the Redmond tech giant now cocks an eye at telcos.

Eurobites: Nokia shifts Ooredoo's Algerian core to the cloud
News Analysis | 1/27/2021

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: terabit interfaces trialed; BT's recruitment drive continues; Wind Tre goes with Amdocs for 5G billing.

DriveNets, a unicorn, finds more funding among the network clouds
News Analysis | 1/27/2021

The startup looking to bring new cloud-like efficiency to service provider networking has raised another $208 million and is eager to grow up fast.

UK's O2, Three and Vodafone team to build 222 masts
News Analysis | 1/27/2021

Three mobile network operators outline their plan to reduce 'partial not-spots' under the UK's Shared Rural Network program.

Biden's stance on Huawei, 5G and Section 230 still fuzzy
DanoVision | 1/26/2021

Officials in the Biden administration offered little specificity when it came to China and Huawei, but they voiced support for a cohesive 5G spectrum strategy and changes to social media oversight.

SpaceX, Amazon spar over Starlink's modified satellite plan
News Analysis | 1/26/2021

SpaceX's Elon Musk and Amazon are trading jabs at the FCC and on Twitter over Starlink's proposal to lower the orbits of a portion of its broadband satellite fleet.

Clearfield CEO: Pandemic reinforces broadband demand
Kelsey's Grammar | 1/26/2021

Light Reading's Women in Comms caught up with Clearfield President and CEO Cheri Beranek to discuss how the pandemic has impacted broadband demand, fiber infrastructure and the industry's efforts to close the digital divide.

Verizon lays out mmWave 5G expansion plans for 2021
News Analysis | 1/26/2021

Verizon said it will double the number of its mmWave transmission sites this year. But the operator reported fewer new customers in 2020 than expected, and its 2021 capex is also below projections.

Pandemic sparks subsea bandwidth spike, but tide will turn – report
News Analysis | 1/26/2021

TeleGeography finds average international Internet traffic increased 48% in 2020 but expects a return to more typical rates of growth.

SpaceX branches out into satellite 'rideshare'
News Analysis | 1/26/2021

Elon Musk's aerospace company stokes further the red-hot small satellite market by ferrying government and commercial spacecraft into orbit.

Spot Noovle, Telecom Italia's tasty, Google-powered cloud
News Analysis | 1/26/2021

The new unit is potentially worth more than Telecom Italia and on course for a doubling in sales by 2024.

Verizon not ready to bail on Fios TV
News Analysis | 1/26/2021

CEO Hans Vestberg says Verizon's Fios pay-TV product will stay in the mix even as the company continues to steer customers to streaming options with third-party partners.

How one stranded Oregon community built its own wireless Internet network
News Analysis | 1/26/2021

The DIY wireless Internet service is giving some residents the fastest connections they've ever had.

Hitron brings mobile backhaul over DOCSIS into focus
News Analysis | 1/26/2021

Designed to support 4G and 5G small cells, new device from Hitron billed as the first to bake in the DOCSIS Time Protocol.

Eurobites: UK housebuilder Barratt lays foundations for full-fiber future
News Analysis | 1/26/2021

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BICS replaces CEO; Ericsson follows REINDEER; Telefónica enters Cloud Garden 2.0 with IBM and Red Hat.

Ericsson looks to RAN slicing for a 5G boost
News Analysis | 1/26/2021

The new product offering from the Swedish equipment vendor could help service providers cater to enterprise needs.

Verizon, T-Mobile battle for US 5G mindshare
News Analysis | 1/25/2021

'Verizon continues to hold a solid lead over its peers' when it comes to 5G network perception, according to Cowen analysts. Whether T-Mobile can cut into that lead remains to be seen.

Peacock gets into a sporting mood
The Bauminator | 1/25/2021

More live sports could head to the NBCU's fledgling streaming service and help to fulfill its vision as a 'next-generation broadcast network' following the coming shutdown of the NBCSN sports net.

White House vows 'multilateral' approach to dealing with Huawei, China
News Analysis | 1/25/2021

The Biden White House is aiming to build a 'comprehensive strategy' that pushes back on China's global economic influence, a stance that will keep Huawei sidelined in US 5G buildouts.

Don't expect a 5G bump from Apple in Q4 – analysts
News Analysis | 1/25/2021

'We had thought that the launch of a 5G iPhone could be a catalyst,' wrote the analysts at Evercore. 'As it turned out, churn and upgrade activity has remained modest.'

New SD-WAN managed services survey: Key service differentiators and challenges have a lot in common
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 1/25/2021

SPONSORED: The findings from Heavy Reading's "The Carriers Speak" report show that both the key differentiators and challenges for SD-WAN managed services focus on how to meet enterprise business needs.

Huawei denies it's exiting the smartphone business
News Analysis | 1/25/2021

Facing US sanctions and chip shortages, Huawei reportedly enters talks to sell its upmarket smartphone brands, soon after exiting the budget market.

Taxpayers on hook for open RAN tab that must stink to investors
Morris Lore | 1/25/2021

The private sector seems unconvinced by the case for open RAN investment. Europe's service providers think taxpayers should fill the void.

Broadband gains more ground in Q4 as pay-TV takes another hit
News Analysis | 1/25/2021

Analysts at Evercore ISI expect US service providers to tack on another 1.1 million broadband subs and shed 748,000 more pay-TV subs in the quarter.

John Deere wants to help feed the world using 5G, cloud computing
News Analysis | 1/25/2021

GPS-enabled tractors outfitted with LTE currently help farmers plant more seeds. But 5G could offer even more tools, making it possible to increase food production around the world.

China 5G powers ZTE to strong result
News Analysis | 1/25/2021

China's accelerated 5G rollout has propelled ZTE to its best result in years – preliminary full-year profit of 4.37 billion yuan on 11.7% higher sales.

Orange brings in investors to boost rural FTTH
News Analysis | 1/25/2021

French operator to sell 50% of newly created Orange Concessions fiber unit to three investors.

OneWeb exec: Telco deals are imminent
News Analysis | 1/25/2021

'I have already spoken to at least a dozen CEOs of telecoms companies. I think they are all excited to work with us,' said Sunil Bharti Mittal, an executive involved with OneWeb.

Eurobites: Virgin Media launches 5G services with Vodafone
News Analysis | 1/25/2021

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange teams up to create digital health ecosystem; Telecom Italia targets cloud through Noovle; Telia and Ericsson develop drones service.

A translation guide to marketing speak
Guest Perspectives | 1/25/2021

What we have here is a failure to communicate.

Verizon, AT&T want to reshape Lifeline
DanoVision | 1/22/2021

The US government's Lifeline program collects fees from telecom companies in order to help poor Americans pay for connectivity. AT&T and Verizon are proposing sweeping changes to that setup.

AT&T nears sale of DirecTV stake to TPG – report
News Analysis | 1/22/2021

TPG recently teamed with Patriot Media on the $8.1 billion sale of Astound Broadband.

Reimagining telecoms: Four ways businesses can be bolder in 2021
Guest Perspectives | 1/22/2021

In 2020, telcos rose to the challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic as a force for societal good.

Intel's incoming boss is already fighting fires
News Analysis | 1/22/2021

The chipmaker's stock fell sharply after its outgoing and incoming bosses failed to reassure analysts that manufacturing problems are entirely in the past.

Google pops the Loon balloon
News Analysis | 1/22/2021

Google owner Alphabet pulls the plug on its balloon Internet project Loon, citing high costs and a longer-than-expected road to commercial viability.

India's BSNL to soon start offering services in MTNL areas
News Analysis | 1/22/2021

The merger of two Indian state-owned service providers, BSNL and MTNL, has started with BSNL taking over the latter's network in Mumbai and Delhi.

Honor cashes in chips post-Huawei
News Analysis | 1/22/2021

Smartphone maker wastes little time in striking new chipset deals now that US-imposed cuffs on its supply chain have been removed. CEO Zhao reiterates strategy to expand into mid- and high-tier markets.

China sets new industrial Internet targets
News Analysis | 1/22/2021

China reports 30 5G factories as it eyes rapid growth in industrial Internet.

Cable tech chiefs aim to accelerate industry advances
News Analysis | 1/22/2021

CableLabs president and CEO Phil McKinney and SCTE/ISBE president and CEO Mark Dzuban say the recent merger of their organizations will spur cable's progress on 10G, DOCSIS 4.0, mobile, 4K/8K and more.

'Streaming wars' a battle of addition, not attrition – analyst
News Analysis | 1/22/2021

As streaming penetration soars to record levels, consumers are expanding the number of OTT services they pay for rather than fleeing Netflix and other top incumbent services, MoffettNathanson study finds.

Altice Europe set to delist next week
News Analysis | 1/22/2021

Drahi moves closer to his goal of buying out minority shareholders and taking Altice Europe private.

WiCipedia: How to create a diverse board
WiCipedia | 1/22/2021

This week in our WiC roundup: Board diversification goal setters; Netflix releases first inclusion report; CES 2021 focuses on women in tech; and more.

Eurobites: Tele2 upgrades to 'real 5G'
News Analysis | 1/22/2021

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Virgin/O2 merger under scrutiny; Beeline extends 4G coverage in Moscow; UK telcos' COVID-19 assistance measured.

Vodafone UK CTO Petty to lead group digital in new tech strategy
News Analysis | 1/22/2021

Scott Petty will direct digital and IT as Alberto Ripepi takes charge of all things network-related in the latest shake-up.

For Rakuten Mobile, a 'crunch point' is coming
News Analysis | 1/21/2021

Rakuten hoped to upend the market with cutting-edge technology and cheap services. But its customer numbers and expenses are driving speculation that the company might exit the mobile industry entirely.

CBS expands streaming options for Super Bowl LV
The Bauminator | 1/21/2021

Free stream of the big game to reach several online platforms, plus delivery via the paid CBS All Access service. There's no 4K stream this year, but also no dust-ups with Roku in sight ahead of Super Bowl LV.

Verizon to cover 2M households with 5G Home by end of 2021 – analysts
News Analysis | 1/21/2021

Based on new findings from Bernstein, 4% of Chicagoans can subscribe to Verizon's 5G Home. That, they said, indicates the service poses a 'significant competitive risk to cable's broadband hegemony.'

Don't hold your breath for a 5G Hail Mary from Apple
DanoVision | 1/21/2021

Apple is reportedly preparing to unveil a virtual reality headset as early as next year. But the gadget shouldn't excite 5G operators just yet.

Open or closed, RAN vendors face a 2020s squeeze
Morris Lore | 1/21/2021

Generating profits in a busier, shrinking market for radio access network products will be difficult.

Podcast – The Divide: Pew's Anna Read on state efforts to close the gap
LRTV Interviews | 1/21/2021

This week: Anna Read, research officer with the broadband research initiative at The Pew Charitable Trusts, discusses ongoing challenges to broadband access and how state programs and public-private partnerships are making a difference.

Professor calls for 5G moratorium over health fears; Omdia begs to differ
News Analysis | 1/21/2021

Professor John William Frank at University of Edinburgh says more investigation is needed into what he sees as 5G's "suspected adverse health effects." Omdia's James Crawshaw rides to 5G's defense.

Cellnex forms Dutch tower venture with DT
News Analysis | 1/21/2021

Creation of the new DIV fund also paves way for further investments in Europe's digital infrastructure.

C-band bidding ends, but quarrels continue
News Analysis | 1/21/2021

The record $81 billion raised by the FCC's C-band auction has eased tensions between SES and Intelsat. But the aviation industry has warned of potential troubles 'leading to multiple fatalities.'

Taiwan govt preps $555M war chest to speed 5G rollout
News Analysis | 1/21/2021

The Taiwan government is ready to tip up to NT$15.5 billion ($554.5 million) into 5G to accelerate network rollout.

India asks WhatsApp to withdraw the new service terms
News Analysis | 1/21/2021

The Indian Government has asked the Facebook-owned messaging service WhatsApp to withdraw its yet-to-be-implemented privacy policy.

Eurobites: Youfone enters Belgium, on Proximus' network
News Analysis | 1/21/2021

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BICS expands NB-IoT with France's SFR; Telefónica seeks 5G/edge innovation; BT connects Dutch embassies.

DZS beefs up mobile transport play with Optelian deal
News Analysis | 1/20/2021

Deal for Optelian, the first acquisition under new DZS CEO Charlie Vogt, will add coherent optics technology to DZS's portfolio and provide it with a path to 200-Gig and 400-Gig transport capabilities.

Incoming FCC chief could inherit RDOF boondoggle
News Analysis | 1/20/2021

The FCC's recent Rural Digital Opportunity Fund Phase I auction came in below expectations and will provide money to fresh faces. President Biden will need to decide whether that's good or bad.

Huawei swap-out starts after Sweden's 5G auction
News Analysis | 1/20/2021

Telia spends $91 million on a 120MHz chunk of highly prized mid-band spectrum, while Net4Mobility says it has already got Huawei replacements lined up.

Orange issues 2025 O-RAN appeal to big kit vendors
News Analysis | 1/20/2021

France's biggest operator has made a bold commitment to open RAN and predicted 'parity' with traditional kit in the next four years.

LG mulls options for troubled smartphone unit
News Analysis | 1/20/2021

South Korean vendor could close down its smartphone unit, reports suggest.

Eurobites: EU looks forward to post-Trump tech era
News Analysis | 1/20/2021

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone and MTS stay friendly; Nokia slices FWA for Saudi Arabia's Mobily; mobile sales slump at Dixons Carphone.

Europe's telco giants come together over open RAN
News Analysis | 1/20/2021

Deutsche Telekom, Orange, Telefónica and Vodafone have made a joint commitment they hope will accelerate ecosystem development.

Charter pulls request seeking early end of ban on data caps, paid peering
News Analysis | 1/19/2021

Decision to drop petition at the FCC comes on eve of inauguration of President-Elect Joe Biden and recent pressure from lawmakers centered on usage-based broadband policies.

2021 is the fifth 'year of 5G,' and possibly the most interesting
DanoVision | 1/19/2021

This year promises to include everything from C-band deployments to a possible reset in US-China relations by President Biden. The future of the 5G industry is at stake.

Netflix blows by 200 million subs worldwide
News Analysis | 1/19/2021

OTT giant added 8.5 million subs in Q4 2020, handily beating the 6 million adds expected in the period.

Locast's user base streams past 2.3M
The Bauminator | 1/19/2021

Nonprofit streamer of local TV channels continues to expand markets amid ongoing legal brawl with major broadcasters.

GSMA spectrum chief heads to SpaceX
News Analysis | 1/19/2021

Brett Tarnutzer was in charge of all of the GSMA's spectrum-related regulatory activities, but is now leaving London for Washington, DC, to join SpaceX.

Telstra weaponizes 5G against NBN
News Analysis | 1/19/2021

Telstra has thrown down the gauntlet on 5G – and NBN Co has picked it up. The operator unveiled its first 5G home service three months ago, promising to expand availability.

Telefónica Deutschland wants Europe's COVID-19 funds for open RAN
News Analysis | 1/19/2021

The German operator says European recovery funds are needed to help foster the development of a local ecosystem for the in-vogue technology.

Paramount+ to launch in US and Latin America on March 4
News Analysis | 1/19/2021

New streaming service from ViacomCBS is also coming to the Nordics and Australia later in the year. CBS All Access in Canada to be rebranded as Paramount+ on March 4.

Eurobites: Deutsche Telekom, O2 to tackle 'gray spots' through network sharing
News Analysis | 1/19/2021

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson helps manage Voi e-scooters; Orange's new subsea routes; Salt offers FWA in Switzerland; Telenor Norway turns to Hiya for scam-call protection.

Cisco gets China nod for Acacia deal
News Analysis | 1/19/2021

Drawn-out $4.5 billion merger overcomes the final hurdle as China's antitrust regulator, the SAMR, approves merger on condition fair competition is protected.

Don't expect a less disruptive T-Mobile in 2021
News Analysis | 1/19/2021

CEO Mike Sievert may be less abrasive than his predecessor John Legere, but there's no sign that T-Mobile's 'Un-carrier' strategy will run out of steam this year.

Banning Trump and Parler is not for big tech to decide
Morris Lore | 1/19/2021

Facebook, Twitter and Amazon should not be the arbiters of free speech. And that means a repeal of telecom legislation should be a priority.

Jio resurrects 4G feature phone, hopes to take 5G lead in 2021
News Analysis | 1/18/2021

India's Reliance Jio Infocomm is planning to relaunch its low-cost 4G feature phone, JioPhone, in the first half of 2021, according to media reports.

Brazil backtracks on banning Huawei from 5G – report
News Analysis | 1/18/2021

Trump's exit may force Bolsonaro to bow to local industry demand to allow Huawei to participate in 5G.

China Unicom appoints new president after ten-month gap
News Analysis | 1/18/2021

Chen Zhongyue was previously executive vice president and deputy party secretary at China Telecom.

Exiting Trump nixes Intel license to supply Huawei
News Analysis | 1/18/2021

With hours left in the White House, Donald Trump waves one last fist at China's Huawei, revoking licenses for Intel and other suppliers to sell to it.

Eurobites: Three UK turns to Tata for 5G core configuration
News Analysis | 1/18/2021

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone gets in on the drones act; BT faces class action over landline charges; Deutsche Telekom eggheads investigate quantum-assisted artificial intelligence.

Is COVID-19 a catalyst for enterprise cloud growth?
Kelsey's Grammar | 1/15/2021

In part two of this series, Navisite COO Gina Murphy shares how the company is working with customers to assist their move to the cloud and help automate their operations.

C-band bidding wraps at $80.91B
News Analysis | 1/15/2021

Record-setting result for coveted mid-band spectrum comes as operators around the US prepare to shore up capacity for their 5G network deployments.

Struum brings 'ClassPass' model to the world of streaming
CxO Spotlight | 1/15/2021

Developed by former Disney and Discovery execs, Struum is set to launch a credit-based offering that will aggregate and promote dozens of smaller, more niche-focused streaming services.

UK love affair with open RAN goes on despite telco reservations
Morris Lore | 1/15/2021

British authorities are infatuated with a technology they barely understand from either a technology or market perspective.

Huawei booted out of Sweden's last chance 5G saloon
News Analysis | 1/15/2021

Supreme Administrative Court calls time on Chinese supplier's 5G hopes. Spectrum auction to start next Tuesday.

The last days of Vivint Internet
News Analysis | 1/15/2021

Vivint Internet announced plans to shut down service to 8,500 customers just two weeks before COVID-19 rampaged across the US. This is the story of the company's collapse.

A Trump who can't tweet blacklists Xiaomi
News Analysis | 1/15/2021

In an eleventh-hour move, the Trump administration bans US investors from owning shares in Xiaomi and other Chinese tech companies.

5G is still a race to sell data
News Analysis | 1/15/2021

Operators still leaning on price to drive 5G, waiting for new apps and use cases to drive usage even in northeast Asia, with 216 million subscribers.

Vodafone fails to pause €508M 3G patent lawsuit in UK
News Analysis | 1/15/2021

Lawsuit brought by Spanish firm Top Optimized Technologies (TOT) against Vodafone and Huawei began in 2016.

Breaking down the 2021 cloud, automation and virtualization predictions
The Wizard of Roz | 1/15/2021

Some offer predictions and prognostications. Our former cloud analyst steps in with her reactions and reminds us that moving critical telco systems to the public cloud for telcos is a considerable challenge.

WiCipedia: Should tech jobs require college degrees?
WiCipedia | 1/15/2021

This week in our WiC roundup: The argument for why jobs in tech shouldn't require a diploma; a new online community for women in UX; how language in job descriptions affects applicants; and more.

Eurobites: OneWeb bags more funding from SoftBank, Hughes Network Systems
News Analysis | 1/15/2021

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom's Access 4.0 platform goes live; everyone loves Tim Höttges; CityFibre rolls into Sunderland; EE extends unlimited mobile data offer for NHS workers.

Dish Network's new device chief sees opportunities, not challenges
News Analysis | 1/14/2021

Paul Chapple is in charge of procuring phones and other devices for Dish Network's planned 5G network. 'It's really familiar territory for me,' said the former Vodafone executive.

Five 5G takeaways from Samsung's new phones
DanoVision | 1/14/2021

Samsung, the world's largest smartphone vendor, released new flagship Galaxy S21 phones. The gadgets have significant implications for the 5G industry.

Shaw Mobile drives wireless gains, but broadband subs slide again
News Analysis | 1/14/2021

Canadian operator's new bundle leads to wireless net adds of 101,000 in fiscal Q1, but Shaw still lost 15,100 residential broadband subs as it continues to wrestle with the pandemic and competition from Telus.

Podcast – The Divide: EFF's Ernesto Falcon on 'building back better' broadband
LRTV Interviews | 1/14/2021

On the first episode of 'The Divide' – a new series from the Light Reading Podcast – Ernesto Falcon, senior legislative counsel at the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) talks with pod host Nicole Ferraro about the need for a commitment to fiber in the US and what's holding that up.

Juniper bulks up on RIC, open RAN with Türk Telekom affiliate
News Analysis | 1/14/2021

US supplier signs exclusive IP global licensing agreement with Netsia, giving it access to RIC technology and open RAN expertise.

Cisco-Acacia deal is back on
News Analysis | 1/14/2021

Under amended deal, Cisco is set to acquire Acacia for $115 per share, or roughly $4.5 billion, a sweetened deal that handily beats an original offer of $2.6 billion.

India's BSNL and MTNL turn profitable
News Analysis | 1/14/2021

The Indian operators are no longer loss-making, but that has come at a heavy cost for employees.

In a first, Hong Kong telcos cut off website under new security law
News Analysis | 1/14/2021

The blocking of websites by the country's service providers represents an unfortunate milestone.

AI becomes a critical network tool for cable ops
News Analysis | 1/14/2021

The use of AI tools and techniques have helped cable ops improve and enhance their ability to monitor and optimize networks during a pandemic that's still driving usage upward.

Google, Nokia tie-up makes it likelier web firms will rule edge
News Analysis | 1/14/2021

The Internet company and the Finnish equipment vendor are teaming up to provide a range of 5G products to service providers.

Intel outside: CEO sacked as Gelsinger takes over
News Analysis | 1/14/2021

Intel sacks Bob Swan as CEO after investor discontent over failed acquisitions and lost customers, tapping Pat Gelsinger for the top job.

Eurobites: EE spreads the 5G love, wins at gaming
News Analysis | 1/14/2021

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: O2 toots 5G trumpet; BNP Paribas goes with Orange for SD-WAN; small cells help big ships.

T-Mobile US signs 5G deals with Ericsson and Nokia
News Analysis | 1/14/2021

The 'uncarrier' agrees new five-year deals to further the rollout of 5G across its spectrum assets.

SeaChange CEO quits
News Analysis | 1/13/2021

Yossi Aloni has left the video software specialist to 'pursue other interests.' Robert Pons has been named executive chairman and will assume Aloni's duties as SeaChange seeks a new CEO.

Utilities shift from tests to deployments with private LTE
News Analysis | 1/13/2021

Xcel Energy and San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) both announced plans to deploy private wireless networks running on the 4G LTE standard.

Looking ahead in India: 5G, open RAN and fiberization
News Analysis | 1/13/2021

This year is likely to bring the launch of 5G, more tie-ups between operators and startups and growing interest in satellite technology, among other developments.

Qualcomm buys Nuvia for $1.4B amid silicon industry upheaval
News Analysis | 1/13/2021

Qualcomm could be eying the data center market, or leverage against Nvidia's Arm, via its Nuvia purchase. One thing is clear: There's turmoil in the silicon industry.

Microsoft president urges industries, governments to address cyber threats
News Analysis | 1/13/2021

Brad Smith says lessons from the fictions of 'Wargames' and the realities of the recent SolarWinds cyberattack serve as an important wakeup call that must be heeded.

Europe plots mega sat comms project
News Analysis | 1/13/2021

European Commission urgently presses for new satellite constellation to fill broadband gaps and support advanced services, such as self-driving cars.

Telefónica goes towerless with €7.7B sale to ATC
News Analysis | 1/13/2021

The Spanish operator becomes the first major European telecom operator to cede control of its mobile sites.

For Zoom, $1.5B second IPO looms
News Analysis | 1/13/2021

With markets seemingly craving tech IPOs, Zoom announces a $1.5 billion secondary share sale, to take advantage of shares now 10x the platform's IPO level.

5G networks and the public cloud
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 1/13/2021

How can 5G network operators and public cloud providers work better together to improve the service experience for customers?

Eurobites: Zain KSA taps Infovista for 5G radio planning
News Analysis | 1/13/2021

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia connects trains in Austria; Three UK installs private network at Port of Felixstowe; Amdocs helps enforce London's clean-air zone.

Podcast: eero CEO Nick Weaver takes Wi-Fi management for the win
CxO Spotlight | 1/13/2021

eero's CEO discusses Wi-Fi 6, pandemic connectivity and how the company is courting service provider broadband partners.

Tele2 snaps up former VEON CTO Yogesh Malik
News Analysis | 1/13/2021

CEO presents a refreshed management team as the Swedish operator enters a critical period of its transformation phase.

Philo CEO not sweating rise of Discovery+
News Analysis | 1/12/2021

Andrew McCollum not overly concerned that Discovery's new premium streaming service will undercut Philo, but instead views the new entry as a complement to his entertainment-focused OTT-TV service.

Intelsat to test 4G connections to iPhones from stratosphere
News Analysis | 1/12/2021

Although the company declined to elaborate, Intelsat is asking the FCC for permission to transmit LTE signals from an unnamed, solar-powered aircraft operated by Airbus.

Verizon CTO on open RAN: 'We're 100% behind the idea'
News Analysis | 1/12/2021

Verizon CTO Kyle Malady tells Light Reading: 'I don't see any reason why the technology can't work, but there will be things carriers need to work out if they do adopt it.'

GeoLinks to shift from 5GHz to 60GHz for fixed wireless
News Analysis | 1/12/2021

GeoLinks' new GIGA-AIR platform, built with vendor Globtel, will use the DOCSIS 3.1 spec and the 60GHz band, and will be sold to other providers, including cable operators.

BT has yet another crack at digital transformation
News Analysis | 1/12/2021

The UK incumbent is setting up a discrete unit that will be charged with making it look more fit for purpose in a hi-tech world.

AT&T scuttles sales of AT&T TV Now
News Analysis | 1/12/2021

Decision for the no-contract, skinny-bundle OTT-TV service follows AT&T's attempts to slow pace of pay-TV sub losses and amplify focus on AT&T TV, its new OTT-TV service, and HBO Max.

Parler, kicked offline, sues Amazon Web Services
News Analysis | 1/12/2021

Unmoderated social network Parler, popular with Trump supporters, is suing AWS after the cloud provider said the platform's posts incited violence.

FuboTV's latest buy to underpin new online sportsbook
News Analysis | 1/12/2021

'Sports-first' OTT-TV service acquires interactive gaming company Vigtory just weeks after snapping up Balto Sports, a fantasy sports tech company.

Rakuten employee arrested over alleged theft of SoftBank 5G secrets
News Analysis | 1/12/2021

Former employee is accused of having accessed a SoftBank server and emailed technical data to himself on his last day at the company.

Orange gives more power to VC unit
News Analysis | 1/12/2021

France-based operator injects €350 million into new entity called Orange Ventures.

Eurobites: Elisa acquires CamLine for smart-manufacturing push
News Analysis | 1/12/2021

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia helps Kalmar with cargo handling; Virgin Media touts whole-home Wi-Fi offering; Colt targets Microsoft Teams with cloud-based voice offering.

WhatsApp's new service terms annoy users in India
News Analysis | 1/12/2021

The social media firm has made changes that allow it to share more user data with parent company Facebook, provoking a backlash.

Verizon CEO Vestberg uses CES to push 5G into a new phase
DanoVision | 1/11/2021

Verizon's CEO dispensed with the speeds and feeds that often dominate 5G discussions. Instead, he showed off some real-world 5G services, alongside a tacit nod toward the wider American zeitgeist.

Acacia reports revenue, profit growth as it scraps with Cisco
News Analysis | 1/11/2021

The components vendor said its business is growing thanks to bandwidth demands and it stands by its desire to call off its pending acquisition by Cisco.

TV shipments to dip in 2021 despite 8K surge – CTA
News Analysis | 1/11/2021

Total US TV shipments will drop 8% this year, but 8K sets are expected to rise 300%, to 1.7 million units, according to the Consumer Technology Association.

AT&T, Verizon, Comcast halt donations to lawmakers who opposed Biden's election
News Analysis | 1/11/2021

Lawmakers like Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., who voted against the certification of President-elect Joe Biden's election victory, won't get money from the likes of AT&T, Verizon and Comcast.

Airtel, Vodafone Idea allege 'miscalculation' of AGR dues
News Analysis | 1/11/2021

The Indian operators say the government has overestimated the amount they owe in licensing fees and related penalties.

DoD eyes 'challenge' designed to promote open source 5G
News Analysis | 1/11/2021

The US military is looking for ways to 'accelerate the development of an open source 5G,' which comes as no surprise given the Pentagon's wide and growing interest in the technology.

CES 2021: DOCSIS 3.1 shipments soar, TV makers gravitate to Google TV
News Analysis | 1/11/2021

Also in this CES news snapshot: CommScope expands Wi-Fi 6 lineup; Netgear takes flight with Wi-Fi 6E; the CBRS Alliance rebrands.

As C-band bidding slows, telco debt expected to skyrocket
News Analysis | 1/11/2021

Activity in the C-band auction is slowing with $80.7 billion in gross proceeds. Already T-Mobile is looking to raise $2 billion, likely to help pay for its purchases.

Deutsche Telekom looks for Dutch exit door (again)
News Analysis | 1/11/2021

German incumbent reportedly in talks with private equity investors in a deal that could be worth in excess of $6 billion.

Europe's towercos are building on shaky ground
Morris Lore | 1/11/2021

Towers companies may struggle to justify their lofty valuations as competition grows and the telecom sector remains under pressure.

Ajit Pai kicks Section 230 can down the road
News Analysis | 1/11/2021

FCC chair won't pursue a rulemaking clarifying protections for social media outlets, but also declined to second-guess decisions by Twitter and Facebook to boot President Trump from their respective platforms.

Tight chip supply chain threatens smartphone recovery
News Analysis | 1/11/2021

The supply chain could struggle to keep pace with surging demand this year.

Eurobites: Vodafone, O2 look to monetize tower assets
News Analysis | 1/11/2021

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom, Nextcloud launch collaboration platform; Orange Ventures strikes out on its own; Airspan eyes Huawei-shaped hole in UK.

Navisite COO on creating a successful M&A playbook
Kelsey's Grammar | 1/11/2021

In this mentor spotlight, Gina Murphy discusses the key to completing a successful acquisition, and the importance of building a company culture that supports new ideas, new technology and diverse teams.

Making sense of the latency alphabet soup
Guest Perspectives | 1/11/2021

Latency is a key part of the user experience, which is why it is one of the pillars of the cable industry's 10G strategy.

Tele2 taps Nokia for 5G core in Sweden and Baltics
News Analysis | 1/11/2021

Finnish vendor to deploy 5G standalone core network in Sweden, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia.

Starlink launches satellite Internet in rural UK
News Analysis | 1/11/2021

Elon Musk's Starlink has launched its satellite Internet network service in rural Britain, where it will compete with the recently bankrupt OneWeb.

'Black Sky' fears help drive interest in private wireless networks
News Analysis | 1/8/2021

A Black Sky hazard 'is a catastrophic event that severely disrupts the normal functioning of our critical infrastructures.' Worries over such events are helping to drive interest in private wireless networks.

Charter-NBCU deal adds lift to Peacock
News Analysis | 1/8/2021

New wide-ranging distribution deal with NBCUniversal will allow Charter to offer the ad-supported 'premium' Peacock service to video and broadband subs for no added cost... for a while.

US military eyes expanding deployment to 3GPP for 5G
News Analysis | 1/8/2021

The Pentagon is planning to increase its work within the world's leading 5G standards organization. Some analysts aren't surprised, but warn that the military may need to move carefully.

Roku deals for Quibi's content
News Analysis | 1/8/2021

Deal for global content distribution rights to Quibi's short-form premium fare paves way for Roku to serve it up on The Roku Channel, its ad-supported content aggregation platform.

Trump may add Tencent to Chinese telco delisting
News Analysis | 1/8/2021

China Mobile, China Telecom and China Unicom Hong Kong dropped $5.6B market cap after Trump made NYSE delist them, eyeing Alibaba and Tencent next.

Gigabit subsidies are a waste of taxpayer dosh
Morris Lore | 1/8/2021

The UK spending watchdog slams the government's gigabit record, but does anything really need to be fixed?

Europe not getting grip on 5G security – report
News Analysis | 1/8/2021

A year-long investigation by the European Court of Auditors reveals different EU nations moving at different speeds on tightening up 5G security.

China uncertainty imperils Cisco's $2.6B Acacia acquisition
News Analysis | 1/8/2021

Acacia says China's State Administration for Market Regulation didn't approve the deal, but Cisco claims the agency has provided signoff for its purchase of Acacia.

China tried to punish EU nations for Huawei bans – report
News Analysis | 1/8/2021

In another sign that 2021 may not be so different from 2020, Huawei is already dominating the news cycle.

Hyundai upsets Apple-cart over self-driving car talks
News Analysis | 1/8/2021

Korean car maker said to back down from an earlier statement that it was in talks with the iPhone maker over Apple car.

Meet Nokia's new North American boss
News Analysis | 1/8/2021

Ed Cholerton has been tasked with overseeing Nokia's business across the US and Canada. Here's how he's looking at topics ranging from the C-band auction to open RAN to small cells.

Eurobites: KPN adds three fiber networks
News Analysis | 1/8/2021

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UK's Public Accounts Committee fears the worst for rural broadband notspots; BT 'snubbed' over pandemic broadband offer; Nokia steers private network at Port of Seattle.

WiCipedia: Google employees protest and unionize
WiCipedia | 1/8/2021

This week in our WiC roundup: Google workers start to unionize; female keynoters take over a virtual CES; 2021 tech events for women; and more.

India's $53.5B spectrum auction to start in March
News Analysis | 1/8/2021

India is moving ahead with plans for a massive auction of airwaves even though two of its three big operators are in financial difficulty.

New report highlights SD-WAN management challenges and key role of automation
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 1/7/2021

SPONSORED: Findings from Heavy Reading's 'The Carriers Speak: The Future of Managed SD-WAN Services' report suggest that SD-WAN SPs are focused on automating processes to accelerate growth of the service and monetize it more effectively.

ATSC 3.0 receivers near commercial debut
News Analysis | 1/7/2021

BitRouter's $249 ZapperBox M1 is scheduled to start shipping in Q2, supporting a next-gen standard that will pave the way for over-the-air 4K/HDR video, interactive apps and other advanced features.

Ericsson turns Huawei lobbyist with China biz at stake
Morris Lore | 1/7/2021

It is little wonder the Swedish equipment vendor has leapt to Huawei's defense in Sweden, whatever it really thinks about its Chinese rival.

Amid C-band demand, 5G proponents could turn to 6GHz next
News Analysis | 1/7/2021

Bidding in the C-band has topped $80 billion. Operators priced out of the C-band auction could turn their attention to the 6GHz band, a possibility that has Wi-Fi advocates concerned.

CSG's new CEO sizes up growth in mobile, business diversification
CxO Spotlight | 1/7/2021

CSG is the top 'challenger brand' in wireless revenue management and will back that up with big deals and potential M&A opportunities aimed at bulking up the company's product portfolio, CEO Brian Shepherd says.

Openreach turns to EXFO for a full-fiber boost
News Analysis | 1/7/2021

BT's networks business is under pressure to build its full-fiber network as efficiently as possible. Monitoring tools from EXFO could make a difference.

WeLink nabs $185M investment for fixed wireless expansion
News Analysis | 1/7/2021

WeLink described its financial agreement with Digital Alpha Advisors, which is tied to Cisco, as a 'template for the network operator of tomorrow.'

UK watchdog growls at Nvidia's Arm deal
News Analysis | 1/7/2021

Opponents of the takeover say Nvidia would have little incentive to sell Arm's designs to its competitors.

China 5G still immature, says think tank
News Analysis | 1/7/2021

A new white paper warns that 5G is far from complete in China and that a cross-industry ecosystem has yet to be established.

NYSE once again delists Chinese telecom titans
News Analysis | 1/7/2021

After Trump administration pressure, the New York Stock Exchange again delists telecom giants China Mobile, China Telecom and China Unicom Hong Kong.

Eurobites: Ericsson hires BT's Ainely to beef up UK/Ireland unit
News Analysis | 1/7/2021

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telia gets ready to Ramboll; Netflix increases its prices in UK; CityFibre breaks ground in Nottingham.

Vodafone UK offers free broadband to small businesses
News Analysis | 1/7/2021

Latest offer to support businesses comes with the requirement to sign up to a 36-month contract.

T-Mobile manages to tame Sprint's churn
News Analysis | 1/7/2021

T-Mobile reported that its postpaid phone churn was 1.03% in the fourth quarter of 2020, which the financial analysts at New Street Research said was 'down dramatically year-over-year.'

India's BSNL blocks foreign vendors from 4G core
News Analysis | 1/7/2021

Only Indian suppliers have been invited to provide a core network for India's state-owned telco.

Viasat presses FCC to review environmental impact of Starlink's satellites
News Analysis | 1/6/2021

Viasat, a Starlink competitor, argues that Starlink's mega-constellation will harm the Earth's atmosphere, increase orbital debris and worsen light pollution.

T-Mobile begins putting 5G into its fixed wireless Internet service
News Analysis | 1/6/2021

After testing the service in 4G LTE during 2020, T-Mobile confirmed it is now offering 5G devices and services through its Home Internet fixed wireless offering.

Omdia's Dario Talmesio: What's ahead for CSPs in 2021
LRTV Interviews | 1/6/2021

Light Reading's Phil Harvey and Omdia's Dario Talmesio discuss some big topics that will shape the year ahead for communications service providers (CSPs).

Comcast shuffles Sky leadership
News Analysis | 1/6/2021

Dana Strong succeeds Jeremy Darroch as Sky Group CEO. Comcast has yet to announce a replacement for Strong, who has been heading up the cable operator's consumer services.

How Télécoms San Frontières helped reconnect blast-hit Beirut
News Analysis | 1/6/2021

With victims of last year's explosion needing urgent support, a software bot developed by the non-governmental organization proved critical.

Trump bans transactions with Alipay and WeChat Pay
News Analysis | 1/6/2021

Trying to bind his successor's hands, Donald Trump bans US transactions with Alipay, WeChat Pay and other Chinese payment apps.

Huawei looks for 6G bounce-back in Australia
News Analysis | 1/6/2021

Chinese supplier reportedly wants to start a 6G conversation with the government. Like it or not, claimed Huawei's corporate affairs guy in Australia, China will lead in 6G and – wait for it – 7G.

Eurobites: Orange takes Anytime to the bank
News Analysis | 1/6/2021

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UK mobile operators help out with home schooling; Iskratel is high in fiber; Kenya imposes Digital Services Tax.

Zain Saudi Arabia taps Nokia for 5G FWA
News Analysis | 1/6/2021

Saudi operator to deploy 60,000 Nokia Fastmile 5G FWA gateways in next 12 months.

Verizon could deploy C-band spectrum on both small cells and macro sites
News Analysis | 1/5/2021

Verizon has focused much of its recent energy on small cells for its millimeter wave spectrum. That could change as it eyes CBRS and, potentially, C-band deployments.

Cable One sets launch of IP-powered pay-TV service
News Analysis | 1/5/2021

New 'Sparklight TV' service will launch in early 2021 and support apps for Android TV, Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV devices.

Verizon indefinitely delays 3G network shutdown
News Analysis | 1/5/2021

First Verizon planned to shutter its 3G network at the end of 2019. Then it delayed that plan to the end of 2020. Now, Verizon says 'we don't have a plan to shut it down at this time.'

6G could be the world's first teleportation tech
News Analysis | 1/5/2021

Fire up your 6G console and leap from the dreary surroundings of your London flat to the foodie heaven of Barcelona.

Tata Communications snaps up eSIM tech firm Oasis
News Analysis | 1/5/2021

India-based group to integrate French specialist's eSIM technology with its MOVE mobility and IoT platform.

FuboTV beats Q4 subscriber, revenue estimates
News Analysis | 1/5/2021

OTT-TV company says sub base has blown past 545,000 subs, but analysts still believe the business model for virtual multichannel video programming distributors is 'broken.'

NYSE now won't delist Chinese telecoms giants
News Analysis | 1/5/2021

In big U-turn the New York Stock Exchange reverses its decision to delist telecoms giants China Mobile, China Telecom and China Unicom Hong Kong.

China regulators target Alibaba as Jack Ma goes missing
News Analysis | 1/5/2021

Five days in and already 2021 is getting weird – with Jack Ma's turn in the barrel as regulators close in on Alibaba.

CableLabs forges agnostic wireless connection for operators
News Analysis | 1/5/2021

Intelligent Wireless Network Steering (IWiNS) technology is designed to help mobile users optimize their connections across Wi-Fi, LTE and CBRS networks on an application-by-application basis.

Podcast: US Ignite on PAWRing up rural broadband
LRTV Interviews | 1/5/2021

US Ignite's Mari Silbey shares how her organization is partnering across the industry to address broadband access in underserved areas.

Eurobites: Ericsson elbows its way into Ooredoo's 5G RAN
News Analysis | 1/5/2021

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Italtel board accepts bid from PSC Partecipazioni; A1 Telekom Austria joins HERE's data exchange; Vodafone does deal with Discovery.

Is T-Mobile overcalling Verizon in the C-band auction?
News Analysis | 1/4/2021

T-Mobile has 'succeeded in forcing competitors to pay far more than originally anticipated,' speculated the financial analysts at MoffettNathanson.

Nokia replaces Ricky Corker with Ed Cholerton as US chief
News Analysis | 1/4/2021

Following troubles with a large, unnamed North American customer that may be Verizon, Nokia named Ed Cholerton as its new North American chief.

Roku sizing up deal for Quibi's content – report
The Bauminator | 1/4/2021

Roku in 'advanced talks' to acquire a catalog of short-form premium fare could bring a batch of exclusive content to The Roku Channel, the WSJ said.

T-Mobile hacked again
News Analysis | 1/4/2021

T-Mobile warned that hackers accessed 'phone number, number of lines subscribed to on your account and, in some cases, call-related information' of some customers.

Massachusetts lawmakers blast Comcast's data cap
News Analysis | 1/4/2021

They urge Comcast to yank back introduction of usage-based broadband policies in the cable operator's northeastern US region.

What won't happen in telecom in 2021
Morris Lore | 1/4/2021

Predictions stories are rampant around this time of year. Here's what not to expect in 2021.

In 2021, as you work from home hackers eye your IoT
News Analysis | 1/4/2021

More homeworking and virtual doctor visits mean more hacking threats on your IoT devices in 2021, as installed devices double to 45.9 billion by 2025.

Chinese operators struck off New York exchange
News Analysis | 1/4/2021

In the latest US blow to the China tech sector, the NYSE has announced the three state-owned operators are being delisted, and will cease trading by January 11.

Eurobites: TIM, Google get even cozier in the cloud
News Analysis | 1/4/2021

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: STC tests open RAN; Inflexion takes stake in Daisy Group; Ericsson fuels 5G for DTAC in Thailand.

Dish Network: The year in review
News Analysis | 1/4/2021

Dish has gathered together technology partners and experts to help with its launch of a cloud-native open RAN 5G network in 2021.

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