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Accelerating the edge
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 10/30/2020

SPONSORED: 5G is rolling out quickly and bringing mobile edge computing with it. Carriers need cost-effective edge solutions that can scale in terms of performance and ease of deployment and management. Leveraging FPGAs in COTS platforms may be the answer.

ATSC 3.0 reaches the smartphone
News Analysis | 10/30/2020

One Media 3.0, a unit of Sinclair Broadcasting, has its mitts on the first batch of phones that can use the broadcast signaling standard. One Media is also in talks with a couple of US MVNOs.

Podcast: Infinera's Tim Doiron on TIP, open networking and how vendors adapt
LRTV Interviews | 10/30/2020

Infinera's Tim Doiron discusses open networking and Infinera's role in a recent Telecom Infra Project deployment.

COVID-19 drags down Shaw's quarterly sub totals
News Analysis | 10/30/2020

While the big Canadian operator reported flat overall revenues and higher net income for its fiscal fourth quarter, its wireless sub growth sagged and its cable and satellite TV units shed more subs.

Open RAN might not be ready for America's big 5G push
News Analysis | 10/30/2020

Some have been pushing open RAN as a lever to pull in the 'race to 5G' between the US and China. But the technology might not be ready for America's big midband spectrum rollout.

Facebook looks to AR to build beyond ads
News Analysis | 10/30/2020

Facebook's Q3 revenue soared 22% to $21.47 billion, 98.7% from advertisements. It hopes AR will help eventually build some non-ad revenue, too.

Charter's mobile biz crosses a key economic milestone
News Analysis | 10/30/2020

Spectrum Mobile enters EBITA-positive territory after surpassing 2 million lines in Q3. Meanwhile, Charter's broadband and video subs surged in the period.

During the pandemic, Alphabet spells advertising success
News Analysis | 10/30/2020

Companies shifting their advertising online boosted YouTube's ad revenue by 32%, and Alphabet's overall revenue by 14%.

China's operators see slight growth, 5G users up
News Analysis | 10/30/2020

Three Chinese operators steer a steady course in the first three quarters of the year with moderate revenue growth.

AWS star performer (again) in Amazon's bumper Q3
News Analysis | 10/30/2020

Cloud, e-commerce and video-streaming behemoth beats analyst estimates; AWS still on soaring upward trajectory.

Dell prioritizes 5G future
News Analysis | 10/30/2020

The transition of carrier networks to standard hardware is opening doors for Dell, but the company is making it clear from the outset that it will be much more than a hardware vendor.

Toyota increases KDDI stake in $500M connected car alliance
News Analysis | 10/30/2020

Toyota is to invest another 52.2 billion yen (US$500 million) in KDDI as part of a deal to collaborate on connected car technologies.

Eurobites: Proximus turns a corner in Q3, ups full-year guidance
News Analysis | 10/30/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: MTN adds 12 million subscribers in Q3; signs of recovery at Millicom; no pause-button for Spotify.

Apple shows it is a COVID-19 winner despite iPhone dip
News Analysis | 10/30/2020

The services and Mac divisions are flying high in the pandemic, and the iPhone looks set for a 5G rebound.

WiCipedia: Breaking through barriers and smashing inequality
WiCipedia | 10/30/2020

This week in our WiC roundup: Female founders raise initial capital faster; wage gap politics; new campaign urges women to dismiss boundaries; and more.

60% of Altice USA's new FTTP subs go for a Gig
News Analysis | 10/30/2020

Across its HFC and FTTP networks, 29% of broadband gross additions are taking Altice USA's 1-Gig product.

AT&T IoT exec Chris Penrose legs it to FogHorn
News Analysis | 10/29/2020

Chris Penrose has represented AT&T's IoT business for years at various industry trade shows and events. He's being replaced by Sarita Rao, a longtime AT&T executive.

Satellite providers jostle for 5G Fund money
News Analysis | 10/29/2020

The FCC's 5G Fund requires the delivery of services to an 'off-the-shelf' smartphone. That has piqued the interest of two satellite startups: SpaceMobile and Lynk.

Podcast: Pandemic's pull on network traffic patterns
LRTV Interviews | 10/29/2020

Telia Carrier's Mattias Fridstrom discusses how the company's approach to fiber expansion varies in different regions, and how network traffic patterns are changing due to COVID-19.

Loss-making Telefónica bucks COVID-19 to lift revenues in Q3
News Analysis | 10/29/2020

Despite making a loss, Spanish telco giant saw net income grow by 5%, with 1.2% uplift in revenues, announces a FTTH alliance with Allianz.

US military goes all-in on spectrum sharing
News Analysis | 10/29/2020

The US Department of Defense issued a new spectrum strategy that contemplates sharing its spectrum with 5G operators instead of providing it for commercial auctions.

BT's fiscal H1 promises better times ahead (maybe)
News Analysis | 10/29/2020

UK incumbent raises annual earnings guidance on the back of improved operational performance, but profits not expected to hit pre-coronavirus levels until FY 2022-23.

Comcast sees record broadband growth in Q3 as video falls again
News Analysis | 10/29/2020

Comcast highlights a three-pronged strategy focused on broadband, content aggregation and streaming, along with development of a unified 'global tech stack.'

VEON recovers slightly from terrible Q2, sells Armenia biz
News Analysis | 10/29/2020

Emerging-markets operator regains some confidence in the third quarter, and unveils plan to flog Armenian operations for $51 million.

Fiber, mobile money, pull Orange back to black in Q3, just
News Analysis | 10/29/2020

Less roaming pinched Orange's profits, but fiber, Orange Money, and Africa and the Middle East pushed Stephane Richard's telco back to revenue growth.

NTT DoCoMo prepares mobile price cuts to follow SoftBank, KDDI
News Analysis | 10/29/2020

But few customers are likely to feel the benefit of forthcoming reductions, according to analysts.

BT cuts 3,600 jobs as virus pain worsens
News Analysis | 10/29/2020

The UK service provider is now slashing jobs as it tries to reduce annual costs by GB pound 2 billion in the next few years.

Eurobites: STC moves into second phase of 5G rollout
News Analysis | 10/29/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: a Q3 results frenzy, wherein operators battle against the headwinds of the coronavirus pandemic, and other stuff.

AT&T, IBM team for edge computing and 5G
News Analysis | 10/29/2020

IBM's Cloud Satellite customers now have the option to use AT&T's 5G network for their communications, as well as AT&T's new Multi-Access Edge Computing (MEC) offerings.

Nokia CEO lays out 5G turnaround plan as shares tank
News Analysis | 10/29/2020

Pekka Lundmark makes a clean break with the Suri regime and promises to do 'whatever it takes' to lead in 5G.

Discussion with Saankhya Labs on development of truly virtualized open RAN
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase | 10/29/2020

Parag Naik, CEO, Saankhya Labs spoke with Phil Harvey, Editor of Light Reading on the development of truly virtualized open RAN solutions and the evolution of network beyond 5G.

5G skirmishes at 12GHz may escalate into all-out spectrum war
News Analysis | 10/28/2020

AT&T and SpaceX are among the companies that oppose 5G operations in the 12GHz band. But companies backed by the likes of Charlie Ergen and Michael Dell are disputing that notion.

Cogeco set to let Altice USA's deal deadline die
News Analysis | 10/28/2020

Having already rejected Altice USA's sweetened offer, 'there is nothing to add on this matter' as a November 18 deadline approaches, Cogeco's CEO says.

New TVision brings 'more of the same' to pay-TV, Philo CEO says
News Analysis | 10/28/2020

Andrew McCollum also wonders if TVision's aggressive pricing and packaging model can be sustained as it eventually expands beyond an initial focus on T-Mobile's postpaid mobile base.

ZTE ends Q3 with 55 5G commercial contracts
News Analysis | 10/28/2020

Chinese supplier boasts solid top-line performance, but operating costs rocket, thanks to wounds incurred in the battle with the US.

Juniper takes a hit on cloud, slides ahead with service providers
News Analysis | 10/28/2020

Juniper's struggling service provider business turned a corner, growing 5% year-over-year. However, Juniper's cloud business, which experienced consistent growth in 2019 into early 2020, dipped 7% year-over-year.

BT inks deal to ditch Huawei, use Ericsson RAN
News Analysis | 10/28/2020

Ditching Huawei, BT will use Ericsson's RAN equipment alongside Nokia's in its 5G rollout.

No news is good news: CBRS players report no interference
News Analysis | 10/28/2020

New spectrum-sharing technology in the 3.5GHz CBRS spectrum band doesn't appear to have caused any interference.

Facebook seeks more telecom co-investments
News Analysis | 10/28/2020

Moving away from the single lane, Facebook sees co-investment and partnership as a solution to the digital divide.

FCC confirms plan to divvy up 5.9GHz band
News Analysis | 10/28/2020

Regulator presses ahead with controversial plan to allocate 45MHz for unlicensed uses such as Wi-Fi as it tackles rural coverage.

Eurobites: Deutsche Telekom looks to offload navigation patents
News Analysis | 10/28/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: KPN holds steady course in face of pandemic; Iliad gets EU green light on Play acquisition; Vodacom turns to Nokia for 5G toolkit.

What's next for Kyrio?
CxO Spotlight | 10/28/2020

Ike Elliott, the new CEO of Kyrio, says the CableLabs subsidiary is taking a network-agnostic approach to device testing and expanding into software services that benefit cable operators and their suppliers.

Managed Wi-Fi: Why it's never been more important
Column | 10/28/2020

With many more people working from home because of COVID-19 and Wi-Fi 6 rolling out, service providers need a good managed Wi-Fi solution to keep customers satisfied.

Microsoft's lockdown cloud revenues soar
News Analysis | 10/28/2020

Microsoft sees its cloud services revenue rise 31% year-on-year, to $15.2 billion, as Verizon chooses Azure for private business 5G.

Consumer Cellular sold to private equity firm for around $2.3B
News Analysis | 10/27/2020

Chicago private equity company GTCR has agreed to purchase Consumer Cellular, one of the nation's largest MVNOs with around 4 million customers.

IBM amplifies sales pitch for operators' cloud biz
News Analysis | 10/27/2020

A top IBM executive used a major fall virtual trade show to make his pitch for the cloud business of major telecom operators. Whether IBM will find traction remains to be seen.

Podcast: What's the story with DoD & 5G?
LRTV Interviews | 10/27/2020

This week: Light Reading's Mike Dano on a puzzling RFI from DoD, the possibility of nationalized 5G, and where the telco Rivada comes in.

Trump's economic adviser reiterates 'free market approach' to 5G
News Analysis | 10/27/2020

'The Trump administration is going to keep its free market approach,' according to Larry Kudlow, an adviser to the president. At issue is a 5G network operated by the US military.

Singtel and Grab closer to starting a digital bank
News Analysis | 10/27/2020

Singapore's mobile operator Singtel and ridesharing app Grab look to combine their users and set up a digital bank, if they can snag a license.

Ofcom imposes locked phones ban in the UK
News Analysis | 10/27/2020

Latest move forms part of a package of measures to make life a bit fairer and easier for telecom customers in the UK.

AMD muscles up with Xilinx in fight against Intel
News Analysis | 10/27/2020

Fast-growing semiconductor firm ups the data center ante with biggest-ever acquisition, a $35 billion all-stock deal, expected to close by end of 2021.

Telcos, ISPs, tech fight for India E and V band spectrum
News Analysis | 10/27/2020

India's service providers want an auction – tech giants like Google, Facebook and ISPs want 5G E-band (71-76 GHz) and V-band (57-64 GHz) spectrum delicensed.

T-Mobile tries to disrupt pay-TV – starting at $10/month
News Analysis | 10/27/2020

The new TVision service - arriving almost three years after the acquisition of Layer3 TV - features a mix of slimmed-down channel packages for multiple devices, including T-Mobile's own Android TV-powered 'Hub.'

Starlink's beta arrives at $99/month for speeds up to 150 Mbit/s – report
News Analysis | 10/27/2020

Starlink, the satellite Internet provider from Elon Musk's SpaceX, isn't confirming any details, but emails touting its 'Better Than Nothing Beta program' offer some insights.

Harmonic's 'CableOS' rollout spans 2.1M modems, 38 operators
News Analysis | 10/27/2020

Supplier also sees video revenues perk back up in Q3 as projects resume and company sizes up opportunities to participate in C-band reclamation initiatives.

Eurobites: More regulation? No way, says Telefónica's José
News Analysis | 10/27/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia clinches fixed access deal with POST Luxembourg; Sparkle and Mobileum team up on roaming security; Tele2 Russia calls on Anam for SMS smarts.

Japan government launches crusade to cut mobile charges
News Analysis | 10/27/2020

The Japanese government has begun a push to drive down mobile prices, estimated to cost up to three times more than other leading markets.

Ericsson bows to customer demand for cloud RAN
News Analysis | 10/27/2020

The Swedish vendor takes a big disaggregation step and dangles the prospect of an open RAN product set in future.

T-Mobile overshadows Verizon, AT&T in LTE fixed wireless coverage
News Analysis | 10/26/2020

T-Mobile touts 20 million households covered, while AT&T said it will cover 1.1 million locations this year. And a new report on Verizon found the operator covers just 2 million homes.

Verizon, AT&T pounce on private networking opportunity
News Analysis | 10/26/2020

Operator deals with enterprises will likely resemble managed services contracts.

Foxconn a-shovin' against Luxshare in Apple supply chain – report
News Analysis | 10/26/2020

Taiwanese firm on maneuvers to try and protect iPhone business from China's 'little Foxconn.'

Cable One stays hot in Q3
News Analysis | 10/26/2020

High-speed Internet subscriber adds blow-out expectations in the third quarter. Cable One is also poised to make more M&A moves as it tees up a $500 million offering.

India's Airtel launches cloud comms platform Airtel IQ
News Analysis | 10/26/2020

Bharti Airtel hopes its cloud-based omnichannel communications platform IQ, aimed at enterprise and SMEs, will grab India's lucrative cloud comms market.

Tech asks EU for hate-speech moderation protection
News Analysis | 10/26/2020

As the EU rewrites its digital policy, tech companies ask for legal protections to moderate hate speech and illegal content more aggressively.

An investor's view of 5G and edge computing
CxO Spotlight | 10/26/2020

Omar Jaffrey is focusing Melody Investment Advisors squarely at the digital communications infrastructure market. Here's what he has to say about trends like 5G and edge computing.

Top China telecom official defends 5G rollout
News Analysis | 10/26/2020

Just give it time, says the man from the ministry.

Eurobites: Nokia gets the nod for Finnish JV's 5G network
News Analysis | 10/26/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom and Orange join forces on smart-glasses tech; Telefonica connects Europcar; Bulgaria is clean, says the US.

Italy vetoes Fastweb’s Huawei 5G deal – report
News Analysis | 10/26/2020

Report suggests the government is caving into US pressure to prevent operators from deploying 5G kit from Chinese vendors.

Investors validate Celona's private wireless ambitions with $30M in funding
News Analysis | 10/26/2020

Startup believes CBRS is set to make private wireless much more accessible to enterprise customers.

Heavy Reading's Gabriel Brown: 5G evolution, private networks and the iPhone 12
LRTV Interviews | 10/23/2020

Light Reading's Phil Harvey and Heavy Reading's Gabriel Brown recap the 5G Ecosystem Digital Symposium and discuss the state of the industry when it comes to telecom 5G deployments, and what is likely to happen next.

Limelight opens up about edge computing revenues, business models
News Analysis | 10/23/2020

Limelight said its revenues from edge computing are nearing 20 million so far this year, and that it charges for such services via per-minute CPU usage.

Why Apple put 5G skin in the game
Column | 10/23/2020

Why would Apple, a company famously focused on the user experience, make such a big deal about what's going on in the cellular network?

Lockheed Martin CEO envisions 5G remote-controlling US military
News Analysis | 10/23/2020

James Taiclet served as a pilot in the Gulf War under the callsign 'Cheetah23.' Now, as CEO of the Pentagon's largest weapons supplier, he wants to use 5G to control military vehicles.

Intel's data-centric biz takes a Q3 hammering
News Analysis | 10/23/2020

After an April bounce driven by more homeworking thanks to COVID-19, the US chip giant has finally been hit by customers' cost-cutting, despite cloud growth.

FreedomFi wants private wireless to be as easy as launching a website
News Analysis | 10/23/2020

Enterprises with coding capabilities are starting to create open source LTE networks with help from a startup called FreedomFi.

Facebook in the crosshairs of possible FTC lawsuit
News Analysis | 10/23/2020

Days after Google found itself in court, the FTC is deciding whether to pursue antitrust claims against Facebook over buying WhatsApp and Instagram.

Podcast: Juniper CTO on creating an AI-driven enterprise
CxO Spotlight | 10/23/2020

Juniper CTO Raj Yavatkar joins the Light Reading podcast to discuss Juniper's strategy to help build AI-driven enterprises.

Huawei growth slows as US sanctions bite
News Analysis | 10/23/2020

US sanctions are starting to slow Huawei down, with the Chinese vendor reporting a slide in growth and profit margin.

AT&T ratchets up pace of cuts as 9K jobs vanish
News Analysis | 10/23/2020

The US operator slashed thousands of positions in its last fiscal quarter, its results show, and it is still wielding the axe.

WiCipedia: Exclusive networking club affected by racism and pandemic cocktail
WiCipedia | 10/23/2020

This week in our WiC roundup: The Wing's co-founder issues a too-little-too-late apology to workers; incarcerated women struggle with tech access; the Israeli Army has questionable definitions of 'women in tech'; and more.

UK stakes further claim in small-satellite launch business
News Analysis | 10/23/2020

Government approves plans for Lockheed Martin to develop UK satellite launch operations from Shetland Space Centre.

Iliad forms cunning plan to sell Polish towers to Cellnex
News Analysis | 10/23/2020

Europe's enfant terrible sets up a deal to sell off Play's mobile towers even before completing the purchase of the Polish operator.

Eurobites: Portugal's Vodafone and NOS seal network-sharing pact
News Analysis | 10/23/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Shell wants Post Office's broadband biz; Nokia sells G.fast in Germany; new 5G apps, courtesy of Orange; Telecom Italia picks vendors.

Lumen sheds light on growing DDoS threats
News Analysis | 10/22/2020

The service provider has seen a 1,200% increase in distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks since around the May timeframe.

Technicolor tunes into Google TV's broadcast stack
News Analysis | 10/22/2020

Device maker says the new extension to Android TV will help speed up and simplify the integration of pay-TV services from cable, telco and satellite providers with OTT-delivered services and apps.

Verizon covers 0.5% of Americans with mmWave 5G – analysts
News Analysis | 10/22/2020

Verizon officials have refused to discuss the number of people covered by the operators mmWave network. A new report fills this gap with a rough calculation: 1.8 million.

Tesla's 5G stop sign: Self-driving needs 'no connectivity whatsoever'
DanoVision | 10/22/2020

Tesla, the world's most valuable auto maker, plans to charge $10,000 for its new self-driving service. Meanwhile, 5G remains free to users on most top-tier mobile plans.

Rogers recovers financial footing in Q3
News Analysis | 10/22/2020

Big Toronto-based cable and wireless provider saw revenues, net income and sub counts rebound in the summer quarter as the Canadian economy reopened after the mass COVID-19 lockdowns of the spring.

Open RAN and the Everest of inflated expectations
Morris Lore | 10/22/2020

Some jaw-dropping forecasts have been made about open RAN's sales trajectory. Is the industry getting carried away?

AT&T sheds 627K pay-TV subs as HBO Max activations double in Q3
News Analysis | 10/22/2020

Led by solid fiber service growth, AT&T added 158,000 total broadband customers in the quarter.

Avanti and ST iDirect link satellite and land 5G
News Analysis | 10/22/2020

Avanti Communications and ST Engineering iDirect successfully link satellite with land 5G, which they call an SaT5G milestone.

After Jio, Airtel wants to develop its own gear
News Analysis | 10/22/2020

India's second-largest service provider, Bharti Airtel, will develop its own technology across 5G, home broadband and IoT working with local and international firms.

Viavi loses CFO to Rackspace, upgrades fiscal Q1 guidance
News Analysis | 10/22/2020

Test and measurement specialist appoints Pam Avent as its interim CFO following resignation of Amar Maletira.

Eurobites: Huawei-less O2 closes 5G gap on BT
News Analysis | 10/22/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional round-up: Three finishes VoLTE rollout; Telefonica turns cybersecurity investor; earnings joy for ADVA; Nokia does more private wireless.

Transforming the RAN: Engaging the benefits of the cloud
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase | 10/22/2020

What does cloudification of the RAN mean? What are the benefits of virtualizing and opening the RAN? What is the difference between the telco cloud and a public cloud and what does that mean for the RAN? Mr. Katti and Mr. Harvey dive into these software-centric RAN topics, and more

T-Mobile touts rural bona fides
News Analysis | 10/21/2020

T-Mobile is upgrading its 5G network at the rate of 1,000 cell sites a month, including in rural areas. But the operator's rural efforts face plenty of issues.

Verizon's Q3 shows 'phenomenal job with a difficult hand'
News Analysis | 10/21/2020

Verizon raised its earnings per share guidance and its fourth quarter wireless service revenue expectations, which some analysts cheered amid an ongoing pandemic.

The full list: Here are the actual bidders in the C-band auction
News Analysis | 10/21/2020

There are a total of 74 entities that have registered their interest to bid in the FCC's upcoming C-band auction. Here's the list.

Quibi calls it quits
News Analysis | 10/21/2020

Update: Quibi founder Jeffrey Katzenberg and CEO Meg Whitman announced Wednesday that the premium, short-form streaming service is shutting down and looking to sell its content and technologies.

Ericsson still beating 'non-Chinese rivals,' says CEO
Morris Lore | 10/21/2020

The Swedish vendor says its 5G R&D investments have made it a more cost-competitive player than its rivals.

US Justice Dept: Google paid handset makers for search dominance
News Analysis | 10/21/2020

The US Justice Department sues Google in its biggest antitrust action in 22 years, accusing it and Apple of a multi-billion-dollar secret deal.

Pent-up demand drives Fios Internet sub growth to five-year high
News Analysis | 10/21/2020

Fueled by a return to field installations, Fios Internet sub adds of 144,000 in Q3 smashed expectations even as Verizon continued to shed Fios video subs. Meanwhile, the telco remains pumped about 5G Home.

China Mobile 5G subs top 114M in Q3
News Analysis | 10/21/2020

China's largest mobile operator adds 44 million '5G package customers' during Q3, but not enough to prevent ARPU slippage.

Eurobites: China threatens Sweden after Huawei ban – report
News Analysis | 10/21/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telenor wields axe; Sky comes to UK high street's rescue; NGMN gets excitable about 6G.

Facebook plots a cheeky name change
News Analysis | 10/21/2020

Facebook prepares for a name change, ostensibly to showcase its 'metaverse' ambitions - though also a concession that it has a damaged brand.

Telia picks Nokia for standalone 5G core in six markets
News Analysis | 10/21/2020

Nokia to deploy standalone 5G core in Ericsson's backyard, while the Swedish vendor wins RAN deals in Sweden and Estonia.

5G users in US consume 1.9x more data than 4G users – report
News Analysis | 10/21/2020

A new report from Opensignal shows that 5G users in the US consumed an average of 16.5GB in September, far more than 4G users.

Ericsson rides high on China 5G boom
News Analysis | 10/21/2020

Performance and profitability metrics seem to vindicate a decision to compete aggressively for Chinese 5G business.

Carrier networks must integrate and automate to chase innovation
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 10/20/2020

SPONSORED: As COVID-19 speeds up operator need to support a shift in how and where customers access network services, automation and development are key for success.

Qualcomm targets macro cell towers with new chipsets
News Analysis | 10/20/2020

Qualcomm to challenge Marvell, Broadcom, Intel and Xilinx in bid to build chipsets for macro cell towers, and possibly expand silicon options for open RAN equipment vendors.

Netflix growth slows in Q3 as global paid subs pass 195 million
News Analysis | 10/20/2020

But the subscription streaming giant expects to add 6 million subscribers in Q4 and finish 2020 by eclipsing 201 million subs worldwide.

AT&T, T-Mobile take different views on 6G
News Analysis | 10/20/2020

According to some, 6G will support a wide range of science fiction-type services. But others are warning against getting sidetracked by 'shiny objects syndrome.'

Cisco carves away at enterprise WAN complexity with new routers
News Analysis | 10/20/2020

Cisco has given its ISR and ASR routers a refresh with the Catalyst 8000 series to provide connectivity and security features in the data center, branch and edge.

Top OTT platforms bottlenecking the streaming market – AT&T CEO
The Bauminator | 10/20/2020

John Stankey wonders if streaming platforms wield too much power as HBO Max struggles to gain entry onto Roku and Amazon Fire TV devices.

Verizon and Nokia snuggle up in private 5G
News Analysis | 10/20/2020

US operator and Finnish vendor will make joint pitches to Asian and European firms developing their own local networks.

Private networks to play growing role in IoT – report
News Analysis | 10/20/2020

Transforma Insights forecasts that over 150 million cellular devices will be connected to on-premises private networks by the end of 2030.

Tom Ryan helms ViacomCBS's new global streaming group
News Analysis | 10/20/2020

Ryan, the head of Pluto TV, takes the reins of new group as ViacomCBS reorganizes its streaming activities ahead of the early 2021 launch of Paramount+, the successor to CBS All Access.

Intel agrees to $9B sale of NAND biz to SK Hynix
News Analysis | 10/20/2020

US chip giant will use transaction proceeds to invest in AI, 5G and edge networks.

No Huawei for bidders in Sweden's 5G auctions
News Analysis | 10/20/2020

Sweden has taken a firm line against Huawei and ZTE in its 5G spectrum auctions starting in November.

US-China telecom war is here to stay
News Analysis | 10/20/2020

Today's hardline approach has been a long time coming.

Eurobites: Tele2 cutbacks fatten profit margins
News Analysis | 10/20/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: ITV sets up streaming unit; VEON invests in ShopUp; Arm takes wraps of latest design.

Making working from home really work
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 10/19/2020

Now that COVID-19 has prompted a broad, probably long-term shift to more remote working, it's time to upgrade residential broadband networks with business-class management platforms.

Verizon, AT&T, Charter, Cox, Dish among C-band bidders
News Analysis | 10/19/2020

A number of big names are stepping up to bid in the FCC's upcoming C-band auction, an auction that some expect to raise an astounding $51 billion in bids.

The next version of 5G expected to be delayed to 2022
News Analysis | 10/19/2020

The 3GPP's Release 17 - expected to collect the next big batch of 5G technologies - might not hit the market until 2022, almost a year behind schedule.

India's Jio all set to launch $70 5G smartphone soon
News Analysis | 10/19/2020

India's only pure-play 4G service provider, Reliance Jio is planning to introduce a 5G smartphone below INR5,000 ($68) within a year, according to media reports.

Verizon to buy Bluegrass Cellular in ongoing rural push
News Analysis | 10/19/2020

Verizon will acquire 17 Bluegrass Cellular retail stores, the operator's network assets – including cell towers, cell site equipment, switch equipment and spectrum – and 210,000 customers.

Juniper splashes $450M on AI hotshot 128 Technology
News Analysis | 10/19/2020

Latest deal comes after moves for Mist Systems and Netrounds and is aimed largely at strengthening Juniper's presence in the SD-WAN market.

Nokia Bell Labs, Intuitive Machines to launch 4G on the moon
News Analysis | 10/19/2020

NASA has given Nokia Bell Labs and Houston-based Intuitive Machines $14.1B to prepare to set up a 4G network on the moon.

Comcast, Aruba connect on enterprise-focused VPN service
News Analysis | 10/19/2020

Comcast intros new offering in response to a pandemic that has forced big businesses to ensure their expanding group of teleworkers can securely connect to corporate networks.

Podcast: Telefonica targets fiber expansion
LRTV Interviews | 10/19/2020

Light Reading's Iain Morris and Kelsey Ziser discuss highlights from last week's BBWF event, including Telefonica's approach to fiber buildouts.

Deutsche Telekom bets on giant flying antenna
News Analysis | 10/19/2020

The German operator has put its considerable muscle behind what could be Europe's answer to Facebook's Aquila and Google's Loon projects.

EU countries call for plan to combat 5G 'fake news' – report
News Analysis | 10/19/2020

Europe's biggest economies are not among the signatories to a letter urging EU bigwigs to tackle 5G 'disinformation' on health risks.

Hutchison HK jump-starts market with 5G price cuts
News Analysis | 10/19/2020

The operator is taking advantage of the iPhone 12 launch to undercut its big rivals.

Eurobites: Telefónica targets 2M German homes with new fiber network – report
News Analysis | 10/19/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Covage reaches 1 million homes with fiber in France; Vodafone tries open RAN in the Netherlands; Nokia lauded for managed services ability.

COVID-19 fails to put brakes on 5G rollout – report
News Analysis | 10/19/2020

A new report from Juniper Research sees 5G accounting for 44% of operator revenue by 2025.

Altice USA's sweetened bid for Cogeco is swiftly rejected
News Analysis | 10/18/2020

Gestion Audem, the family-owned company with majority voting rights in the Canada-based operator, said it has unanimously rejected Altice USA's revised, unsolicited bid for Cogeco.

Operators edge toward revenues from low-latency services
DanoVision | 10/16/2020

Edge computing promises to reduce users' latency speeds. And now, some operators are not only addressing the space but seeking revenues from the sale of low-latency services.

ECTA fights Huawei's corner
News Analysis | 10/16/2020

European trade association 'denounces' bans on Chinese suppliers based on geopolitical reasons.

US wireless snapshot: Subscribers, market share and Q3 estimates
News Analysis | 10/16/2020

How are AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile faring in terms of market share? And what should the market expect from them in the third quarter? Some analysts break it down.

Podcast: Boingo's Mike Zeto on private networks and enterprise opportunities
LRTV Interviews | 10/16/2020

The Light Reading podcast welcomes Mike Zeto, SVP of Boingo's global strategy and emerging businesses, to discuss private networks as an opportunity for both service providers and enterprises.

TiVo scores broadband bundling deals for new Android TV streamer
News Analysis | 10/16/2020

Adding a streaming option for broadband-only customers, RCN, Grande and Wave are offering the TiVo Stream 4K to customers who take speeds of at least 100 Mbit/s paired with a price cut on Sling TV.

In tit for tat, China to pass law restricting tech exports
News Analysis | 10/16/2020

China's top legislature is set to pass an Export Control Law expanding government controls over tech exports, copying a similar US measure in May.

Eurobites: EU member states map out their cloud future
News Analysis | 10/16/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EE offers immersive soccer coverage; France and the Netherlands want to tame tech titans; Telia goes climate neutral.

WiCipedia: Coming back stronger post-COVID
WiCipedia | 10/16/2020

This week in our WiC roundup: Ada Lovelace Day reminds us of the power of coming back stronger than before; tone-deaf ads can't stop won't stop; all the ways to learn how to code from home; and more.

SK Telecom to spin off mobility biz and form JV with Uber
News Analysis | 10/16/2020

Uber to invest a total of $150m in the new joint venture, which will incorporate SKT's existing mobility business.

Boris broadband plan is way off pace, says UK spending watchdog
News Analysis | 10/16/2020

Build rates need to increase four-fold to meet a 2025 gigabit target and there is still no detailed plan for covering hard-to-reach areas.

T-Mobile's 5G lead begins to widen
DanoVision | 10/15/2020

T-Mobile is on its way toward covering 100 million people with speedy midband 5G this year. And its 5G services are up to 25% cheaper than those from AT&T and Verizon.

How AI could cut bandwidth in video conferences by 90%
News Analysis | 10/15/2020

A new artificial intelligence platform from chipmaker Nvidia promises to reduce bandwidth usage in video conferencing down to one tenth of the H.264 standard.

Upgrade to 1.8GHz presents power challenge for cable ops
News Analysis | 10/15/2020

The idea of using small, distributed booster amplifiers to overcome the power issues presented by 1.8GHz upgrades is gaining traction, but remains a topic that's ripe for debate.

South Korea pushes back against US pressure on Huawei – report
News Analysis | 10/15/2020

Thumbing its nose at Washington's 'Clean Network' campaign, Seoul says it's up to private companies which suppliers they choose.

France and Netherlands take aim at US tech giants
News Analysis | 10/15/2020

State secretaries Cedric O and Mona Keijzer join forces to propose ways of reducing the power of 'gatekeeper' platforms.

Zoom rolls out end-to-end encryption and 'Zapps'
News Analysis | 10/15/2020

Zoom announced all its users can access end-to-end encryption from next week, and unveiled 'Zapp' apps in an attempt to grow into a platform.

Podcast: What's the story with SD-WAN security?
LRTV Interviews | 10/15/2020

This week: Light Reading's Kelsey Ziser on SD-WAN security updates in the age of remote work.

'Fake, dumb, and poor' – Huawei exec unloads on China 5G
News Analysis | 10/15/2020

Ryan Ding, head of Huawei's carrier business, has criticised China's 5G, saying the world's biggest rollout lags behind others - in particular South Korea.

Telcos cannot scratch the open source itch
Morris Lore | 10/15/2020

Open source has yet to have a noticeable impact on telecom, and it is increasingly mixed up with anything that claims to be open.

Eurobites: Also-RAN Ericsson bags KPN's core
News Analysis | 10/15/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange cozies up to OPPO, provides connectivity for seniors' devices; Nokia draws on analytics for COVID-19 temperature testing; come friendly fiber, fall on Slough.

Is 5G auction delay an advantage for Indian telcos?
News Analysis | 10/15/2020

COVID-19 delaying the 5G spectrum sale in India till 2021 may benefit Indian service providers looking for time to get their houses and networks in order.

Disney, Apple streaming services face promo pressure
News Analysis | 10/14/2020

Overall streaming penetration has flattened out, but relatively new services such as Disney+ and Apple TV+ could see momentum slow as year-long, free promotions near the finish line.

AT&T's 'free iPhone 12' promotion smacks of desperation
DanoVision | 10/14/2020

AT&T's promotions around the new iPhone are far more aggressive than those from Verizon and T-Mobile. Indeed, one analyst warned that it's the most aggressive promotion ever.

Vodafone Idea hires IBM for big data push
News Analysis | 10/14/2020

Indian operator hopes partnership will slash costs and open up new revenue opportunities.

Malik out as VEON CTO
News Analysis | 10/14/2020

Yogesh Malik joins a growing list of senior executives who have left the emerging-markets operator since 2018.

Huawei, China Mobile pitch network smarts together
News Analysis | 10/14/2020

Huawei unveils AI-powered connectivity to untangle network complexity for carriers and enterprise.

Operators call for more vendor support in open source projects
News Analysis | 10/14/2020

Broadband World Forum panelists say it's important to get the types of network efficiencies that hyperscale companies like Google, Facebook and Amazon have.

COVID-19 sparks fixed wireless rollouts
News Analysis | 10/14/2020

Fixed wireless providers in locations ranging from LA to Arkansas are rolling out new services in order to connect students and others to the Internet amid a pandemic.

Call for Comcast to halt or tweak Wi-Fi claim in limbo
News Analysis | 10/14/2020

The National Advertising Division retracts original decision stemming from a challenge by AT&T. Comcast was set to appeal decision focused on claim that it provides the 'best in-home Wi-Fi experience.'

Huawei to sell its budget Honor unit, focus on flagships – report
News Analysis | 10/14/2020

Battling US sanctions, Huawei is selling its low-budget Honor unit in a $3 billion deal, giving up on being the world's biggest smartphone maker.

Orange takes Iraq to arbitration over its Korek stake
News Analysis | 10/14/2020

Orange launches international arbitration proceedings against Iraq after a regulator seized its $400 million stake in Kurdish mobile operator Korek Telecom.

Loss-making Nokia turns to Google Cloud in latest savings move
News Analysis | 10/14/2020

Finnish equipment giant will run its IT systems from the public cloud as it looks for ways back to profitability.

Cable's evolutionary path leads to mobile, convergence
News Analysis | 10/14/2020

'Today's cable operators are becoming tomorrow's mobile operators,' Cisco's John Chapman says.

Apple succumbs to 5G fever
Morris Lore | 10/14/2020

The iPhone maker dangles another overpriced trinket in front of the worshipful, and this one may genuinely disappoint.

Eurobites: Orange, KDDI connect Toyotas and Mazdas in Europe
News Analysis | 10/14/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefonica reshapes roaming unit; Swiss detects endpoints; Brits turn to video-streaming services to ease pandemic pain.

Menlo Micro's 'Ideal Switch' touted as major upgrade to 5G
News Analysis | 10/14/2020

According to iPod and iPhone luminary Tony Fadell, Menlo Micro's new product 'is already triggering massive cross-industry upheaval.' It's initially targeted at the 5G sector.

Verizon: Nationwide 5G speeds will be 'similar' to 4G speeds
News Analysis | 10/13/2020

Apple's newest iPhones will support nationwide 5G connections on Verizon's network, but 'the experience [between 4G and nationwide 5G] is similar,' warned Verizon's Bill Stone.

Masergy, VMware spruce up SD-WAN with secure remote access
News Analysis | 10/13/2020

Masergy and VMware have launched new secure remote access services under the umbrella of their SASE platforms.

Four big takeaways from Apple's 5G iPhone launch
DanoVision | 10/13/2020

From its pricing plans to its support of Verizon's millimeter wave 5G strategy, Apple had plenty to say during its iPhone 12 unveiling.

Are India telcos finally about to raise prices?
News Analysis | 10/13/2020

Metrics suggest Airtel and Vodafone Idea are not going to respond to Jio's latest tariff move.

Cable DAA activity perks up
News Analysis | 10/13/2020

Commscope cuts off a piece of Comcast's next-gen network biz while Vecima and Technetix connect on a product/sales deal focused on distributed access architectures.

Podcast: Lumen Technologies battles bad actors in cybersecurity
LRTV Interviews | 10/13/2020

Lumen Technologies' Mike Benjamin joins the Light Reading Podcast to discuss the state of cybersecurity, threats such as ransomware, and attacks on IoT devices.

Nokia bags 5G small-cell deal with Chunghwa Telecom
News Analysis | 10/13/2020

Taiwan proving something of a 5G stamping ground for the Finnish vendor.

Telefónica CTO hints at less capital-intensive future
News Analysis | 10/13/2020

Enrique Blanco says a fiber investment program will set his business up for the next 30 to 50 years.

Disney reorg shifts focus to streaming
News Analysis | 10/13/2020

Citing the 'rapid success' of Disney+, company says the reset of media and entertainment unit is designed to accelerate The Mouse's direct-to-consumer strategy.

Spectrum auctions slowing Europe's 5G progress
News Analysis | 10/13/2020

National approaches to spectrum distribution regarded as a key obstacle to 5G development at European level.

China's newest telco starts up
News Analysis | 10/13/2020

China's CBN joins the game, but will the new mobile entrant survive?

China and COVID-19 speed up worldwide 5G adoption
News Analysis | 10/13/2020

China will have 170 million 5G smartphones by year's end, pushing the world's total to a higher-than-expected 260 million.

Eurobites: Nokia adds vim to Bulgaria's Vivacom
News Analysis | 10/13/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EE rolls out more 5G in; UK buyers of new iPhone may live to regret their purchase; Ericsson demos spectrum-sharing innovation with China Telecom.

Verizon, T-Mobile, AT&T, others form North American 6G alliance
News Analysis | 10/13/2020

The new 'Next G Alliance' will focus on the 'full lifecycle' of 6G, including research and development, manufacturing, standardization and market readiness.

Rivada hires former Sprint, BellSouth exec for wholesale ambitions
News Analysis | 10/12/2020

Keith Cowan, formerly of Sprint and BellSouth, joins Rivada as its new chief development officer amid Congressional investigations into the company's focus area.

Cable-Tec Expo: 10G-compatible network delivers holographic stream
The Bauminator | 10/12/2020

Show demo provides a glimpse of how emerging bandwidth-eating apps will take advantage of the multi-gig network.

An inside look at Verizon's first 5G MEC customers
News Analysis | 10/12/2020

Verizon and its partner Amazon Web Services currently have 5G edge compute centers in five cities with plans to expand that to ten locations by year-end.

DOCSIS 3.1's runway is shorter in Europe, Liberty Global's CEO says
News Analysis | 10/12/2020

Mid-split and high-split upgrades will beef up HFC's upstream, but fiber competition is pushing the MSO to give a closer look at DOCSIS 4.0 and the industry's broader '10G' initiative.

Qualcomm, Intel, Huawei seen leading in Wi-Fi 6 patents
News Analysis | 10/12/2020

Reports from Japan's NGB Corporation and Germany's IPlytics indicate China's Huawei and Qualcomm and Intel in the US contribute the most technologies to Wi-Fi 6.

STC hops on board the Rakuten Mobile bandwagon
News Analysis | 10/12/2020

Japan's disruptive mobile network operator takes the Rakuten Communications Platform on the road to Saudi Arabia.

No rest stops on the road to DOCSIS 4.0
LRTV Interviews | 10/12/2020

Light Reading's Alan Breznick and Jeff Baumgartner recap the highlights from last week's Cable Next-Gen Digital Symposium.

Technetix jumps in to bridge Cisco's 'GainMaker' gap
News Analysis | 10/12/2020

Supplier joins ATX Networks in pursuing a cable amplifier business that Cisco is leaving up for grabs as cable operators mull 1.2GHz and 1.8GHz spectrum upgrades.

Nokia adds to 5G hype with $8T forecast
Morris Lore | 10/12/2020

It's no surprise that the Finnish vendor of network equipment thinks 5G will be a very big deal.

Will the iPhone be the spark that 5G needs?
News Analysis | 10/12/2020

Operators and consumers are waiting on Apple to release its first 5G-compatible device.

Twilio pays $3.2B for data platform Segment
News Analysis | 10/12/2020

Cloud platform Twilio, hot on the heels of acquiring SendGrid, now is buying the customer data platform Segment too.

Eurobites: UK personal data at risk post-Brexit, warns privacy activist
News Analysis | 10/12/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: new CEO for MTN's Liberian unit; telecom engineers honored for pandemic efforts; Vodafone brings Wix on board for SMEs.

KPN faces new takeover rumors
News Analysis | 10/12/2020

Swedish investor EQT is said to be in early talks on a possible deal, but obstacles to a takeover may prove tough to overcome.

Facebook goes to space
News Analysis | 10/9/2020

Facebook confirmed that it launched an 'experimental satellite designed to test ways to improve broadband connectivity,' but said it has no desire to provide services.

Rakuten's 4G network is still the slowest in Japan
News Analysis | 10/9/2020

According to new findings from Tutela, Rakuten's 4G network in Japan supports 16.16Mbit/s download speeds, which is around 9 Mbit/s slower than the company's competitors.

SCTE CEO: Secretive show demo to tout the promise of '10G'
CxO Spotlight | 10/9/2020

Futuristic demonstration at virtual Cable-Tec Expo will represent 'a next generation of science' and provide a 'real statement for the industry,' says Mark Dzuban.

Telefónica nears $5.9B FTTH deal in Germany – report
News Analysis | 10/9/2020

The Spanish giant's new openness to infrastructure-investment partnerships, announced as part of a Group reorganization late last year, seems close to bearing fruit in Germany.

AMD poised to acquire Xilinx for $30B – report
News Analysis | 10/9/2020

A combination of AMD and Xilinx would position AMD to more directly challenge Intel in the telecommunications market, including 5G.

Eurobites: BT makes room for Zoom
News Analysis | 10/9/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Swisscom claims world first with 50Gbit/s demo; Vodacom Lesotho appeals against fine and license withdrawal; MTN in TIP run.

WiCipedia: Black Tech Fest 20 is the place to be
WiCipedia | 10/9/2020

This week in our WiC roundup: Black Tech Fest 20 is right around the corner; ADP is named the top large company for women in tech; women lack confidence, not skill; and more.

India loses 3M mobile customers in June
News Analysis | 10/9/2020

The latest numbers are also a concern for Jio, even though it was the only operator to report subscriber growth.

Orange to lure 5G customers with data bonanza
News Analysis | 10/9/2020

French operator is putting a firm 'premium' stamp on its 5G offer with large inclusive mobile data bundles, one of which is an unlimited plan.

Belgian telcos drop Huawei for Nokia
News Analysis | 10/9/2020

Orange and Proximus will replace Huawei by 2023 in a further setback for the embattled Chinese vendor.

Big layoffs coming soon at WarnerMedia – report
News Analysis | 10/8/2020

'Thousands' of jobs at risk as AT&T looks to cut costs by up 20% as the pandemic continues to ravage the entertainment biz, according to The Wall Street Journal.

DoD awards $600M to AT&T, Ericsson, Nokia, others, for 5G testing
News Analysis | 10/8/2020

The US Defense Dept. is awarding a huge sum to more than a dozen companies to help create 'the largest full-scale 5G tests for dual-use applications in the world.'

Cisco's layoffs won't affect 5G focus
News Analysis | 10/8/2020

Cisco's previously announced restructuring appears to be getting underway, and 5G isn't expected to be affected. Other areas may not be so lucky.

Trump's big 5G plan still MIA
News Analysis | 10/8/2020

President Trump was required to submit 'an implementation plan to the 5G national strategy' by Sept. 23. However, NTIA officials now say it won't be ready until the end of October 2020.

Cable ops urged to stoke investment in the network
News Analysis | 10/8/2020

DOCSIS 3.1 and upstream spectrum upgrades will provide plenty of capacity runway to cable ops, but 'we cannot take our foot off the gas,' Cox's Jeff Finkelstein says.

Samsung on the upswing thanks to 5G, Huawei
News Analysis | 10/8/2020

Samsung said it recorded significant jumps in its overall operating profit and sales, which many attributed to gains in 5G and share from Huawei.

Comcast tests symmetrical 1.25-Gig on HFC
News Analysis | 10/8/2020

Crossing milestones on the path to '10G,' Comcast says the trial is running on a live production, 'all digital' HFC network in Jacksonville using remote PHY digital nodes and a virtualized CMTS.

5G: The end of the beginning
News Analysis | 10/8/2020

The new mobile technology is at last starting to have a positive impact on results for some operators.

TalkTalk on the block, as Toscafund makes a bid
News Analysis | 10/8/2020

As European telcos' share prices tank, London hedge fund Toscafund makes a GB pound 1.1 billion ($1.42 billion) buyout offer for TalkTalk.

Confident Mavenir preps for the public market
News Analysis | 10/8/2020

One of the shining lights in the nascent open RAN space opts to file for an IPO.

Vodafone UK trumpets its green credentials
News Analysis | 10/8/2020

UK-based operator says it saved 100 gigawatt hours (GWh) of energy in three years.

CommScope takes aim at HFC's flexible future
News Analysis | 10/8/2020

CommScope's new 'migratable' distributed access device can operate in both remote PHY and remote MACPHY configurations as cable operators continue to explore what path their future HFC networks will take.

OpenRF association hopes to kickstart 5G device sales
News Analysis | 10/8/2020

Broadcom, Intel, MediaTek, Murata, Qorvo and Samsung are teaming to make it easier to develop 5G products. But Qualcomm is conspicuous in its absence.

Orange CEO says something is rotten in the state of telecom
Morris Lore | 10/8/2020

Stephane Richard nips into his home office to warn the industry about growing technical debt and urge closer collaboration.

Eurobites: Three UK backs Colt as its preferred provider of backhaul
News Analysis | 10/8/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson modernizes Airtel's Kenyan network; Arm exec promises 'firewalls' to protect customers' interests after Nvidia takeover; hydrogen fuel cell provides backup for European tower site.

Huawei should face earlier UK ban if China threats grow, say officials
News Analysis | 10/8/2020

Defence Committee report says Chinese government threats would justify tougher action against the vendor.

Trump's chaos spills into 5G
DanoVision | 10/8/2020

A disagreement among Trump appointees over 5G has engulfed everyone from the FCC to the DoD. 'Our government is a mess,' concludes one financial analyst firm.

Clearer skies ahead for cable business services
LRTV Interviews | 10/7/2020

While the pandemic appeared to slow the growth of cable business services in the second quarter, industry experts forecast expansion for business services in the third quarter.

ExxonMobil heads to the edge with Intel
News Analysis | 10/7/2020

ExxonMobil wants to open up its supply chain, and edge compute solutions are key to the strategy.

Comcast Business sizes up symmetrical speed options, home SD-WAN play
News Analysis | 10/7/2020

The pandemic may have slowed the overall rate of growth of cable business services, but it has also presented opportunities to ramp up new products and services, says Comcast Business exec Bob Victor.

COVID-19 slams cable next-gen network upgrades
Column | 10/7/2020

Spending on major architectural overhauls has declined this year because of the pandemic as many cablecos have defaulted to performing quick network upgrades and meeting urgent bandwidth capacity demands.

Juniper jockeys for position in security space
News Analysis | 10/7/2020

Dell'Oro Group's Mauricio Sanchez says security is still an emerging business area for Juniper but that the company is well positioned there and looking to expand.

Congress suggests reining in Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google
News Analysis | 10/7/2020

US lawmakers released a scathing report calling for the government to curb the market power of Big Tech 'monopolies' after a 16-month investigation.

Dito says it's on track to break Philippines duopoly in March
News Analysis | 10/7/2020

Dito CTO says the company built 859 basestations by mid-September and aims to complete at least 2,000 by year-end.

TMF and MEF tie-up avoids nasty API fork
News Analysis | 10/7/2020

Two prominent standards bodies have come together to prevent a technical divergence that might have been costly.

German rivals buddy up for first time on fiber
News Analysis | 10/7/2020

Deutsche Telekom and Telefonica Deutschland add fiber to their long-running wholesale fixed access agreement.

Eurobites: UK think-tank casts doubt on government's 2025 fiber deadline
News Analysis | 10/7/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EU weighs in on telco data retention; Ericsson still well in at Bharti Airtel; Orange's IoT tech keeps tabs on gas tanks.

AT&T fielding 'lowball bids' for DirecTV – report
News Analysis | 10/6/2020

But AT&T is reportedly still pushing forward with a plan to unload its struggling satellite TV division despite opening round bids of less than $20 billion, well below the $49 billion paid in 2015.

Ericsson's 6G story centers on 'Internet of senses'
News Analysis | 10/6/2020

Ericsson's top researcher painted a 6G picture that involves a 'full sense experience' complete with sights, sounds and haptics that would create multisensory experiences.

South Korea sees 'sharp acceleration' in 5G demand
News Analysis | 10/6/2020

Sales of 5G subscriptions spiked during August in South Korea, which some analysts said helps to support 'our positive view on the industry.'

India's 4G spectrum auction likely to be delayed again
News Analysis | 10/6/2020

With a 5G auction already postponed until next year, the question is whether India decides to run both a 4G and a 5G sale at the same time.

Amazon's Eero takes aim at ISPs
News Analysis | 10/6/2020

Whole-home Wi-Fi specialist introduces new offering tailored for service providers that features Wi-Fi 6 hardware and a mix of network analytics and security features.

Vodafone calls out open RAN 'frontrunners'
News Analysis | 10/6/2020

Operator's networks strategy boss names a batch of radio vendors with products that are ready to be used.

Telia flogs international carrier business for $1.1B
News Analysis | 10/6/2020

Proceeds from sale of Telia Carrier to Polhem Infra will be used to help strengthen the operator's balance sheet.

Taiwan Mobile ups 5G investment by 75%
News Analysis | 10/6/2020

Taiwan Mobile has become the latest Asian operator to double down on its 5G network investment.

EE, Vodafone have the best UK mobile game networks – study
News Analysis | 10/6/2020

As network operators increasingly compete in mobile gaming, EE and Vodafone now offer users the UK's top mobile gaming experiences, says a new study.

Eurobites: Nokia sets up SoC university to boost ReefShark chips
News Analysis | 10/6/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: new boss for Imagination Technologies; Vodafone supplies 5G for UK connected-cars trial; Facebook versus Belgium.

Altiostar eyes big future under Rakuten wing
News Analysis | 10/6/2020

The open RAN software developer can justify the hype and the Rakuten investment, says its head of strategy.

In the US, 4G continues to outshine 5G
DanoVision | 10/6/2020

The 'year of 5G' has come and gone a few times now, but it's clear that 4G continues to play the role of workhorse while 5G stands only as the showhorse.

Cisco clobbered with $1.9B patent bill
News Analysis | 10/6/2020

US District Court Judge orders tech giant to cough up in cybersecurity patent dispute with Centripetal. Cisco says it will appeal.

Google in clash with Indian software startups
News Analysis | 10/6/2020

Internet giant is facing a backlash in one of the world's largest communities of startups over app store rules.

Pret a open RAN
Morris Lore | 10/6/2020

The radio access network is nothing like lasagne or spaghetti but exactly like the sandwich business. Obviously.

If Dish is America's Rakuten, it might be in trouble – analysts
News Analysis | 10/5/2020

Rakuten's mobile losses are 'proving much higher than we anticipated,' according to some financial analysts. What that means for Dish Network's 5G ambitions is unclear.

Dish Network's Chairman Ergen seeks $1B for possible M&A
News Analysis | 10/5/2020

Dish's Ergen is forming a SPAC called CONX to raise $1 billion for deals in telecom, tech or media, 'including the wireless communications industry.'

Singtel CEO exits after 13 years
News Analysis | 10/5/2020

Yuen Kuan Moon, head of consumer business and chief digital officer, has been named successor.

Cable Next-Gen Preview: From Broadway to your basement
LRTV Documentaries | 10/5/2020

Light Reading Cable/Video Practice Leader Alan Breznick and Light Reading Senior Editor Jeff Baumgartner preview two cable-related symposiums happening this week, on Tuesday, October 6 and Thursday, October 8. They're all digital this year, as we've had to say goodbye to Broadway while staying safe during the pandemic. Tuesday's program will focus on cable business services and Thursday's program's focus shifts to emerging cable network architectures.

AT&T stops DSL sales
News Analysis | 10/5/2020

Along with an ongoing de-emphasis of other older technologies, AT&T's DSL sale stoppage enters the picture as AT&T amplifies its focus on fiber-fed and wireless broadband services.

Alibaba eyes profit as China cloud gathers head of steam
News Analysis | 10/5/2020

China's cloud business is growing quickly, but its biggest player remains in the shadow of US rivals.

Eurobites: Cellnex, Everynet combine on IoT network rollouts
News Analysis | 10/5/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Three ponders masts sale; TIM, Ardian finalize terms of Inwit deal; MTN Zambia bolsters backbone with ZTE.

TalkTalk and BT squabble over discount FTTP deal – report
News Analysis | 10/5/2020

TalkTalk CEO says next three to six months 'are critical' as operator continues to seek long-term fiber deal with Openreach.

Coping with COVID-19: What businesses can do
Column | 10/5/2020

In this blog post, Broadband Success Partners' Davis Strauss discusses how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the commercial market and how businesses can cope.

Post offices could be the new edge of 5G networks – report
News Analysis | 10/2/2020

The US Postal Service Office of Inspector General argued that the agency's 31,000 facilities nationwide could play a major role in 5G and edge computing.

Shentel launches 5G-ready fixed wireless with Nokia
News Analysis | 10/2/2020

Shentel is looking to cover up to 15,000 households this year with fixed wireless Internet equipment from Nokia that can be upgraded to 5G.

India's Airtel puts $13M in Security Intelligence Center
News Analysis | 10/2/2020

Bharti Airtel launched the Security Intelligence Center with an investment of INR1000 million, and Airtel Secure, cybersecurity for enterprise customers.

Is Altiostar really worth $250M?
News Analysis | 10/2/2020

As a part of Rakuten, the US software company has been thrust into the open RAN limelight.

How rising broadband demands might reshape US telecom
News Analysis | 10/2/2020

Demand for broadband Internet is at an all-time high. And some providers like AT&T, Windstream, Verizon and Frontier appear to be responding as a result.

UK report cites flaw of 'national significance' in Huawei kit
News Analysis | 10/2/2020

Annual Huawei security report again highlights Huawei's ongoing software engineering shortcomings.

Coronavirus speeds up IoT adoption, businesses say
News Analysis | 10/2/2020

Seventy-eight percent of businesses adopting IoT say it was key to their lockdown continuity, with 67% increasing the pace of IoT due to the pandemic, says a new study.

CableLabs reaches key milestone on path to '10G'
News Analysis | 10/2/2020

New Flexible MAC architecture specs will give cable operators options as they disaggregate elements of next-gen networks that will pump out multi-gig speeds and support low latencies and enhanced security.

5G patent storm brewing – report
News Analysis | 10/2/2020

If you thought smartphone patent wars were already messy then it could be a whole lot worse now that a pile of different industries are looking to harness 5G and other technologies.

French Closed: France's €2.8B 5G auction farce
News Analysis | 10/2/2020

At least the French sale of 5G spectrum avoids the excesses seen in Italy and Germany.

WiCipedia: Is Trump going to end diversity training in tech?
WiCipedia | 10/2/2020

This week in our WiC roundup: Harassment numbers in tech aren't improving; working moms of color find scholarship opportunity with The Mom Project; tech conferences aren't structured for women; and more.

Eurobites: Nokia celebrates its 5G century
News Analysis | 10/2/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia cleared of profit-warning perfidiousness; BT clears out of Latin America; ETNO wheels out survey findings to prompt more 5G evangelism by governments.

Verizon, T-Mobile knock on smart home door
News Analysis | 10/1/2020

T-Mobile is offering Vivint smart home services in some markets, according to Wave7 Research, while Verizon is bundling Amazon smart home offerings into 5G Home.

Comcast plugs in upgraded Wi-Fi 'Pods'
News Analysis | 10/1/2020

New, faster Wi-Fi extenders are also being made available to the cable operator's technology and product syndication partners.

Honeywell to test private 5G network
News Analysis | 10/1/2020

Multinational conglomerate Honeywell is joining the likes of Ford, Microsoft and Hitachi in the pursuit of private wireless network tests using 5G technologies.

CommScope swaps CEOs
News Analysis | 10/1/2020

Charles 'Chuck' Treadway succeeds the retiring Eddie Edwards and takes the helm following the integration of Arris, a company-wide focus on 5G and the need to get a grip on CommScope's struggling CPE business.

Telstra launches 5G fixed wireless
News Analysis | 10/1/2020

The Telstra move has sparked discussion about whether 5G is a direct competitor to NBN.

Drahi's Altice takeover plan hits a road bump
News Analysis | 10/1/2020

A shareholder in Altice Europe said Drahi's buyout offer significantly undervalues the company.

Amazon Timestream turbocharges IoT database performance
News Analysis | 10/1/2020

AWS claims new serverless system is 1,000 times faster than relational databases and one tenth the cost.

The UK gets another scaremongering report on 5G delays
Morris Lore | 10/1/2020

The Centre for Policy Studies has weighed into the 5G debate with some highly questionable findings.

New report reveals how an expanding network is driving carriers to the edge
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 10/1/2020

Technologies never roll out as quickly as expected. Barriers to implementation arise, exuberance turns to pragmatism and numbers are restated. Not so with 5G.

Eurobites: O2 road-tests satellite 5G for connected cars
News Analysis | 10/1/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Elisa goes with Nokia for 5G RAN; Colt chooses SSE for 100G action; Proximus fires up eSIMs; Enea acquires Aptilo.

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