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Open RAN might actually be working
DanoVision | 8/31/2020

Dish Network's work with smaller vendors and Rakuten's turn away from Cisco and Nokia are early indicators that Open RAN may well be having an effect on the market.

Comcast wants to bring X1 to smart TVs
The Bauminator | 8/31/2020

Licensing X1 or its 'Flex' variant to smart TVs helps Comcast add critical scale to its video platform and extend its experience beyond the MSO's borders and those of its syndication partners.

China export rules aim to slow down TikTok sale
News Analysis | 8/31/2020

The dance between the US and China over bits, bytes and ByteDance's video-sharing social network begins anew this week with more bureaucratic posturing in response to Trump's forthcoming US TikTok ban.

Dish's wireless retail strategy competitive, not disruptive – analyst
News Analysis | 8/31/2020

Dish Network executives last year promised to storm the US wireless industry. But Dish's Boost is 'slightly less competitive than before,' according to an industry analyst.

AT&T sizes up its pay-TV legacy
The Philter | 8/28/2020

Reports that AT&T wants to shed DirecTV are not new, but now is an excellent time for AT&T to simplify and clean up its stable of video distribution services.

Google Fiber adds Philo to its streaming mix
News Analysis | 8/28/2020

Gig-focused broadband service provider is now promoting the low-cost, sports-free OTT-TV alongside broader-focused pay-TV streaming services from fuboTV and corporate cousin YouTube TV.

Rise Broadband vaults 'rip and replace' program's Catch-22
News Analysis | 8/28/2020

Rise Broadband is caught between two FCC mandates, one involving Chinese equipment and another involving CBRS spectrum. The company is opening its checkbook as a result.

China Telecom boffin warns of 'capacity crunch'
News Analysis | 8/28/2020

Wei Leping, director of China Telecom's science and technology committee, warned that networks need to go all-optical to avoid 'capacity crunch.'

Cable Next-Gen: The Recap
LRTV Documentaries | 8/28/2020

Light Reading's Glimmer Twins of cable, Alan Breznick and Jeff Baumgartner, look back on this week's virtualized edition of the Cable Next-Gen Technologies and Strategies event.

Facebook takes aim at Apple over '50% dip' in ad revenues
News Analysis | 8/28/2020

Social media company accuses Apple of potentially devastating effect on ad revenues with iOS14, forcing apps to give users option to opt out of tracking.

Salt gets legal over Switzerland's Sunrise-UPC tie-up
News Analysis | 8/28/2020

Salt Mobile says it is considering a court fight against Liberty-owned UPC's acquisition of Sunrise, saying it rides roughshod over a joint venture.

Eurobites: WTF? says Which? over UK mobile ops' 'rip-off' practices
News Analysis | 8/28/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson and Qualcomm test carrier aggregation tech; Deutsche Telekom and friends cut the ribbon on 5G lab.

WiCipedia: When tech and politics collide
WiCipedia | 8/28/2020

This week in our WiC roundup: Female keynoters battle harassment; data bias gets a fine-toothed comb-over; Congress may meet its first female founder; and more.

Walmart enters the fray to buy TikTok in the US
News Analysis | 8/28/2020

US retail giant Walmart is the latest unexpected suitor in the race to buy the US business of video-sharing network TikTok, in a joint bid with Microsoft.

DOCSIS 4.0 prototypes could be here in less than a year
News Analysis | 8/28/2020

Specific product timelines are up to vendors, but CableLabs is preparing to be in position to start certification testing in early 2022, exec says.

Google Cloud staffs up for telecom push
News Analysis | 8/27/2020

George Nazi, Shailesh Shukla and Kyle Forster (founder of Big Switch Networks) are just a few of the new faces in Google Cloud's push into the telecom space.

Oracle's telco strategy: 5G wins, RAN partnerships
News Analysis | 8/27/2020

Oracle says carrier customers are licensing its 5G network functions. In the near term, the company looks similar to other vendors but its longer-term story is unique.

Verizon expands C-band tests with Samsung, Ericsson
News Analysis | 8/27/2020

Verizon is using equipment from Ericsson and Samsung in its latest C-band tests in California. Analysts expect the company to spend billions of dollars on C-band spectrum.

Liberty Global gets down to business with Switzerland's Sunrise
News Analysis | 8/27/2020

Publishes offer prospectus. US cable giant, if all goes to plan, will fully own Switzerland's Sunrise by October.

T-Mobile to buy Shentel's wireless biz, but the price isn't set
News Analysis | 8/27/2020

T-Mobile wants to acquire Shentel's wireless business, including its 1.1 million mobile customers, but the deal is mired in a dispute over the value of the business.

TikTok CEO Kevin Mayer quits amid US-China crossfire
News Analysis | 8/27/2020

Video-sharing network's boss resigns as his company is increasingly drawn into crossfire between Washington and Beijing.

Eurobites: Italian government likes bank's plan for single broadband network
News Analysis | 8/27/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Bouygues toughs it out in H1; BT picks security partners; Ericsson joins club 450MHz.

China's CBN gets Alibaba backing in $14.7B restructure
News Analysis | 8/27/2020

The state-owned player has been recapitalized with 101 billion yuan (US$14.7 billion) from investors including Alibaba and State Grid.

DT launches cloud gaming, no thanks to MobiledgeX
News Analysis | 8/26/2020

DT has launched a new cloud-based video game streaming service, but a startup tailored by the company to support this kind of offering is not yet playing a part because of 'technology compatibility issues.'

It's go time for DOCSIS 4.0
News Analysis | 8/26/2020

Cable ops won't need the full capabilities of DOCSIS 4.0 for years, but the time is nigh for them to start prepping the network with certain elements as the full product ecosystem is developed.

CableLabs starts to connect on network convergence
News Analysis | 8/26/2020

The process will be evolutionary, but CableLabs and its members are working to define a cohesive framework for converged, wireless/wireline networks underpinned by virtualization, CableLabs' Mariam Sorond says.

CBRS spectrum bidders get territorial
News Analysis | 8/26/2020

The FCC's CBRS auction ended with gross proceeds of $4.6 billion, with bidders interested in locations ranging from Los Angeles to Loving, Texas.

Podcast: What's the story with mobile money?
LRTV Interviews | 8/26/2020

This week: Paula Gilbert, editor of Connecting Africa, on mobile money and more.

Huawei loses groundbreaking global patents case in London
News Analysis | 8/26/2020

English courts can set licensing rates for global standard essential patents, says Unwired Planet v Huawei, a decision that positions London as a patent hub.

Dan Whalen exits Adtran
News Analysis | 8/26/2020

After a stint as chief product officer at Adtran, the cable and telecom industry vet is taking a hiatus for family reasons and to spend some time weighing his next industry move.

Swisscom hauled back before Swiss Competition Commission
News Analysis | 8/26/2020

Switzerland's Competition Commission is again investigating Swisscom for abusing its broadband market position in a way that prevents its rivals from operating profitably.

Rakuten Mobile claims 5G open RAN breakthrough
News Analysis | 8/26/2020

Brand new shiny 32T/32R RRH to be unveiled next month; smarter procurement drives down capex.

Eurobites: Ultraleap jumps into bed with Qualcomm for 5G-supported 'XR'
News Analysis | 8/26/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Virgin Media offers cheaper broadband to welfare recipients; Deutsche Telekom trumpets new cloud tool; management pay freeze at Telenor.

India unofficially bans Chinese vendors – reports
News Analysis | 8/26/2020

Media reports indicate that Indian government officials have directed the country's service providers to avoid using Chinese equipment.

US cable could mount a comeback in biz services – analysts
News Analysis | 8/25/2020

The commercial wireline units of big telcos have fared well during the pandemic, but cable ops are poised to benefit as SMBs evaluate their needs, which could stimulate switching providers and the adoption of new services.

What the Trump?! President calls for a 'national' 5G network
DanoVision | 8/25/2020

President Trump's mention of a 'national' 5G network raises questions around Newt Gingrich and Rivada Networks, but lacks information, substance, detail and logic.

Arm halts IoT spinoff to SoftBank
News Analysis | 8/25/2020

Arm planned to sell two of its IoT businesses to parent SoftBank a mere month ago. Arm now says it will keep those operations separate but in-house.

TikTok vs. Trump: ByteDance takes US government to court
News Analysis | 8/25/2020

The parent company of video-sharing network TikTok files suit over president's emergency order to close or sell its US operations, in WeChat users group's wake.

4G has years of growth ahead in emerging markets
News Analysis | 8/25/2020

Despite the onward march of 5G, LTE's share of global subs is expected to rise to 56% by 2025 with 4G still growing in emerging markets.

Open RAN gets even more convoluted with ONF's arrival
News Analysis | 8/25/2020

The Open Networking Foundation (ONF) hopes to do to open RAN what it did to packet switching and passive optical networking. But the stakes might be higher this time.

Eurobites: Deutsche Telekom makes cloud gaming play
News Analysis | 8/25/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone offers fiber broadband in three more UK cities; GDPR fines, and who's getting them; ElevenPaths acquires Govertis.

Liberty Global shrinks the box
The Bauminator | 8/25/2020

The 4K-capable Mini TV Box, the operator's first all-IP video device, will initially be rolled out by UPC Poland and help to support its relatively new FTTH product.

HPE positions itself as 5G arms dealer
News Analysis | 8/24/2020

HPE said it now counts two unnamed 5G customers, and that it is also helping one of the hyperscale cloud companies build a private 5G offer.

Podcast: Omdia's Jaimie Lenderman on cable's latest DAA efforts
LRTV Interviews | 8/24/2020

Omdia Analyst Jaimie Lenderman discusses cable operator efforts to reimagine their networks as less centralized and with more intelligence at the edge.

Xcel ditches WiMAX, eyes public and private LTE
News Analysis | 8/24/2020

Utility provider Xcel in 2016 thought WiMAX was 'the most viable solution for current needs and those of the foreseeable future.' Today? Not so much.

Denmark's TDC names date for 5G launch
News Analysis | 8/24/2020

Commercial services slated to start September 7. Beats rivals to 5G punch.

BT shares up as Goldman Sachs arrives to fend off takeover
News Analysis | 8/24/2020

Stock sees 7% surge from decade low, as bankers help telco shore up defences against possible GB pound 15 billion takeover bid reported over the weekend.

Telefónica plans 'thousands' of O-RAN nodes in core markets
News Analysis | 8/24/2020

The Spanish service provider could spend half its RAN budget on O-RAN technologies in the mid-2020s, says Enrique Blanco, its chief technology and information officer.

Evoca nears debut of ATSC 3.0-powered pay-TV service
News Analysis | 8/24/2020

'Early access' trial of the hybrid over-the-air/over-the-top service in Boise will feature dozens of channels, including local broadcast nets, and a mix of VoD offerings starting at $20 per month.

Does Huawei have a future?
News Analysis | 8/24/2020

The US has tightened restrictions on the Chinese vendor, effectively ensuring no company can use US equipment or software to supply Huawei.

Vuzix, Verizon look to pair 5G smart glasses with first responders
News Analysis | 8/24/2020

COVID-19 is accelerating the demand for smart glasses for use in telemedicine, remote work and more.

Eurobites: Is UK wavering over 'Facebook tax'?
News Analysis | 8/24/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Facebook France coughs up back taxes; Ericsson's RAN gets security seal of approval; Russia ready to do business with Huawei.

Huawei cut London finance team in 2019 seeing storm ahead
News Analysis | 8/24/2020

Annual filings revealed China's telecoms giant cut department by 20%, as UK government increased scrutiny, according to the Daily Telegraph.

Security is top concern for enterprises deploying SD-WAN – report
News Analysis | 8/24/2020

Security was the top consideration for companies considering purchasing SD-WAN services, with 70% reporting this as a key concern.

Telefónica CTIO: 5G will rely on open networks
Column | 8/24/2020

5G networks will be built upon many different software components by multiple vendors. The whole industry must work together to make it a reality.

Altitude TV scores streaming breakthrough
News Analysis | 8/21/2020

Altitude TV has notched carriage on AT&T TV and AT&T TV Now even as the regional sport net's tiff with Comcast and Dish drags on.

Crown Castle won't sell fiber biz to appease Elliott – analysts
News Analysis | 8/21/2020

Elliott Management wants Crown Castle to ditch its fiber operation, which underpins its small cell strategy. Wall Street analysts don't think that will happen.

T-Mobile, AT&T push 5G into prepaid, but Verizon holds back
News Analysis | 8/21/2020

AT&T said it will offer 5G on its prepaid Cricket Wireless brand. T-Mobile already does that. But Verizon said it will continue to withhold 5G from its prepaid customers.

How Comcast overhauled its ops during the pandemic
News Analysis | 8/21/2020

Comcast made swift changes in how it handled service installs, customer interactions and network maintenance as business-as-usual was turned on its head during the pandemic.

Vodafone Spain falls foul of GDPR regs (again)
News Analysis | 8/21/2020

Spanish operator incurs once more the wrath of Spain's data protection agency for mishandling personal data.

Leading Lights 2020: The Winners
News Analysis | 8/21/2020

Find out which companies our editors have selected as winners in the 2020 Leading Lights awards.

Light Reading Hall of Fame 2020
LRTV Documentaries | 8/21/2020

The Hall of Fame welcomes FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, Dish Network Chairman Charlie Ergen, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki and Infonetics Research Co-Founder and Analyst Michael Howard.

Leading Lights 2020: The Awards
LRTV Documentaries | 8/21/2020

Light Reading's editors congratulate the finalists and announce the winners of the 2020 Leading Lights awards.

China's CBN still short of 5G cash and answers
News Analysis | 8/21/2020

China Broadcasting Network (CBN) is far behind 5G rivals, stymied largely by funding challenges, and time is running out.

News outlets ask Apple how to land lower fees
News Analysis | 8/21/2020

Trade group Digital Content Next is the latest to query App Store fee structure, demanding to know how to lock in the same low rate as Amazon's Prime Video.

Podcast: BT Security's Kevin Brown on remote working and human firewalls
LRTV Interviews | 8/21/2020

BT Security's Kevin Brown joins the podcast to discuss remote working in a pandemic, including all the risks, changes and advantages the 'new normal' has for service providers. We'll also cover BT's concept of a 'human firewall' and how companies can prioritize their security approach based on people, not technology.

WiCipedia: Networking helps get women on boards
WiCipedia | 8/21/2020

This week in our WiC roundup: Pinterest's discrimination story is far from over; diversity on boards; tackling bias head-on; and more.

Axiata Group sells stake in India’s Vodafone Idea
News Analysis | 8/21/2020

Uncertainty surrounding Vodafone Idea's future in the country seems to be the main reason for Axiata to exit the Indian market.

Eurobites: Minister deals blow to TIM's network-control hopes
News Analysis | 8/21/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ofcom measures mobile and broadband satisfaction in UK; developer targets online bullying; analyst giant swallows smaller rival.

MTS steers a steady course and maintains 2020 guidance
News Analysis | 8/21/2020

Russian mobile operator experiences headwinds from the pandemic but is confident enough to confirm previous guidance for the full year.

NTT revs up Indy 500 with AI and IoT
News Analysis | 8/20/2020

NTT's Accelerate Smart initiative aims to strengthen safety measures and improve data analytics for Indycar.

Goodbye 3G: Here's when T-Mobile, AT&T and Verizon will shut it off
News Analysis | 8/20/2020

3G ushered in the iPhone, and the smartphone era in general, but now AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile are making initial moves toward shuttering the technology in the next few years.

Cable's 'GAP' initiative feeds urge-to-converge network
News Analysis | 8/20/2020

Emerging standard for interoperable, modular nodes will help cable operators bring unity to a multitude of access network technologies, including PON, LTE, Wi-Fi and future 5G deployments.

Trump now forcing global carriers to pick a side
News Analysis | 8/20/2020

The US State Department is now issuing 'Clean Telco' stickers to SoftBank, Telstra and others. The implication is that operators without the sticker are dirty.

Why do telco software companies have such lame valuation multiples?
Column | 8/20/2020

Many cloud software companies in the telecom sector look more like services companies than developers of products.

MediaTek, Inmarsat take 5G NB-IoT to the skies
News Analysis | 8/20/2020

Successful trial of NB-IoT bi-directional link between Fucino Space Center in Italy and Alphasat GEO satellite.

Vodafone buddies up with Aurrigo for autonomous shuttle
News Analysis | 8/20/2020

UK operator uses Welsh golf tournament ISPS Handa Wales Open to showcase autonomous driving, using vehicles to transport golfers while social distancing.

Singapore gets taste of 5G as Malaysia dithers
News Analysis | 8/20/2020

Singapore is now getting its first taste of 5G, while neighbor Malaysia is still stuck at the starting line.

Eurobites: Sunrise tries on Red Hat for size
News Analysis | 8/20/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Kudelski H1 whacked by pandemic; CityFibre rolls along M4 corridor; Spotify goes quiet.

Losing the 5G 'race' might not matter
Morris Lore | 8/20/2020

A year after its commercial launch in parts of Asia, the mobile technology still looks like an improvement over 4G rather than an economic game-changer.

Verizon, T-Mobile, AT&T balk at drive testing their networks
News Analysis | 8/19/2020

Verizon's 'Can you hear me now?' ad campaign focused heavily on network testing, but the company told the FCC it would be 'prohibitively expensive' to conduct extensive drive testing.

Cable must cut costs to mount a serious mobile threat – analyst
News Analysis | 8/19/2020

CBRS spectrum will be critical to Comcast and Charter if they are to chop costs and not be limited to competing with entry-level, 'no frills' unlimited plans from major mobile players.

AT&T lights up open RAN design with Samsung and Ericsson
News Analysis | 8/19/2020

A Samsung radio connecting to an Ericsson baseband unit at several AT&T cell sites in Dallas is a major step forward in open RAN, Signals Research Group says.

Podcast: What's the story with 5G spectrum?
LRTV Interviews | 8/19/2020

On this episode of 'What's the Story?' - a new series from the Light Reading Podcast - Mike Dano talks with pod host Nicole Ferraro about the FCC's CBRS auction, and the forthcoming C-band spectrum auction: the latest news, why it matters and what's likely to happen next.

SpaceX lands $1.9B, Starlink launch hits 650 satellites
News Analysis | 8/19/2020

Reuse of Falcon 9 boosters fire up business case for Musk's satellite broadband project, as 75 investors close SpaceX funding round on valuation of $46 billion.

EQT to acquire EdgeConneX
News Analysis | 8/19/2020

Acquisition enters the picture nearly a year after reports surfaced that EQT was in talks to snap up the cloud and edge network specialist for at least $2.5 billion.

Telefónica called out over 75% loss of value over ten years – report
News Analysis | 8/19/2020

El Economista claims Telefonica lost euro 60 billion market value, risking EuroStoxx slot, as operator moves close to sale of El Salvador operation to America Movil.

India's PLI scheme interests device makers – including Samsung
News Analysis | 8/19/2020

Indian government initiative to attract foreign firms sees 22 mobile device makers pledge $1.5 billion to set up in India, with Samsung mulling Vietnam switch.

COVID-19 hasn't infected operators' capex plans
News Analysis | 8/19/2020

Operators typically buy around 20% to 30% additional capacity per year to keep pace with traffic growth. Due to the pandemic, that rose to between 30% and 50%.

Eurobites: Nokia patent injunction stops Daimler in its tracks
News Analysis | 8/19/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: du, Software AG collaborate on IoT; Deutsche Telekom researches drones; Merthyr Tydfil gets a gig.

Four things we've learned from China operator results
News Analysis | 8/18/2020

China Telecom has rounded out results season with a flat first-half result. China Mobile and MIIT results are also already out. Here's what we've learned.

Leading Lights 2020 Finalists: Outstanding Test & Measurement Vendor
News Analysis | 8/18/2020

EXFO, Infovista, Keysight Technologies, Netrounds, Sandvine, Spirent Communications, Tutela Technologies and Viavi Solutions stand out as the eight final contenders for outstanding test and measurement vendor this year.

Pluto TV alters its orbit
News Analysis | 8/18/2020

ViacomCBS's free, ad-based streaming service intends to optimize viewing and discovery of more than 100,000 hours of programming via a revamp featuring new 'channels' and an updated slate of genres.

Mobile network operators face app tsunami
News Analysis | 8/18/2020

App Annie highlights app-spending frenzy in H1 (and greater strain on mobile networks).

Five questions we need to answer about the edge
The Wizard of Roz | 8/18/2020

Latency is a big reason for application performance issues, but there are several varied factors that could make or break a telco business case for edge computing.

John Deere wants 5G to cover 'every ear of corn and stalk of soybean'
News Analysis | 8/18/2020

The tractor company says 5G is critical to sustaining America's agriculture industry and food supply.

Apple TV+ bulks up by bundling
News Analysis | 8/18/2020

The a la carte model is alive and well in the OTT era, but Apple TV+'s tie-in with CBS All Access and Showtime shows that discounted bundling isn't dead despite the decline of pay-TV.

IoT, cloud ride to rescue as Telit doubles profit in H1
News Analysis | 8/18/2020

M2M company Telit saw revenues hit by the COVID-19 pandemic – however adjusted EBITDA and profit in cash figures rose in H1.

Oracle latest TikTok suitor, as video app defends virtue
News Analysis | 8/18/2020

Oracle joins the race for ByteDance's TikTok social video app - as the company launches a site dedicated to rebutting President Trump's security allegations.

Facebook faces heat over hate speech in India
News Analysis | 8/18/2020

Facebook is in a tough spot in India following a report claiming it allowed hate speech on the platform from members of the ruling BJP.

Dish Network promises dynamic 5G pricing with Matrixx
News Analysis | 8/18/2020

Dish joins the likes of Verizon and Vodafone in partnering with Matrixx for billing, and will use the company to start 'dynamically changing prices throughout the day.'

Norway's Ice Group claims 10% market share
News Analysis | 8/18/2020

Third mobile operator in Norway is aiming for a 20% market share in the medium term as it seeks to break up the Telia/Telenor party.

Eurobites: Ericsson prepares Tele2 Russia for full-on 5G
News Analysis | 8/18/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Sunrise opts for Nokia's charging software; ElevenPaths uses AI for malware detection; Proximus makes amends in the Congo.

CBRS spectrum auction heads for the home stretch
News Analysis | 8/17/2020

Bidding is beginning to cool off in the FCC's auction of 3.5GHz CBRS spectrum licenses. But the event has already exceeded some expectations.

US adds 38 more Huawei-related firms to its naughty list
News Analysis | 8/17/2020

The US Commerce Dept. closes loopholes in its trade restrictions involving Huawei and puts more Huawei affiliates on the Entity List.

TIM says 65% of rural families can access ultra-broadband
News Analysis | 8/17/2020

Italy's biggest operator says accelerating fiber-optic rollout means almost two thirds of families in 'white areas' now have access to FTTC ultra-broadband.

Verizon kills plan to charge $10/month for 5G
News Analysis | 8/17/2020

When Verizon first launched commercial mobile 5G in March 2019, the operator said it was worth an extra $10 a month. But the operator doesn't seem to believe that anymore.

Verizon ties streaming to new 'Mix & Match' 5G plans
News Analysis | 8/17/2020

Among Verizon's batch of new, unlimited wireless plans, 5G subs can tie in Disney+, ESPN+, Apple Music and Hulu's ad-supported SVoD service starting at $55 per line.

Facebook launches paid live events, profit-shames Apple
News Analysis | 8/17/2020

COVID-19 spurs Facebook to launch paid events for businesses, free for the first year (unless you're on iOS) while Telegram launches video calling.

Bouygues scores Mediapro deal to showcase top-flight soccer
News Analysis | 8/17/2020

French operator teams up with Spanish media group's new Telefoot subscription service to broadcast domestic and European games.

Time for some actual rules on China tech trade
News Analysis | 8/17/2020

President Trump told a weekend press conference that after banning TikTok he would turn his attention to e-commerce giant Alibaba and other Chinese companies.

Qualcomm claims another 5G data call first over 700MHz
News Analysis | 8/17/2020

Silicon designer completes demonstration of 5G data call using China Broadcasting Network's 700MHz spectrum, hitting over 300 Mbit/s on a Snapdragon X55 device.

Eurobites: Vodafone UK hops aboard dedicated-broadband bandwagon
News Analysis | 8/17/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Cellcom Israel dinged by COVID-19; HEVC Advance files lawsuit in Germany; Amazon faces German antitrust probe.

Why 5G needs better fixed broadband
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 8/17/2020

As the telecom industry focuses on rolling out 5G mobile broadband technology across the globe, the real key to success lies in improving fixed broadband networks and smoothing the network evolution path.

Cisco plans hefty cuts as virus pain deepens
News Analysis | 8/14/2020

As sales fall, the equipment giant is trying to juggle a desire to invest in growth areas with the need to cut costs.

Starlink speed tests surface
The Bauminator | 8/14/2020

Starlink remains mum on pricing and packaging, but beta tests show speeds exceeding 60 Mbit/s down and more than 17 Mbit/s up, paired with latencies as low as 31 milliseconds.

TV blurs Q2 picture for Denmark’s TDC
News Analysis | 8/14/2020

Nuuday unit takes much of the blame (again) for falls in revenue and gross profit, with subscriber drop blamed on linear TV decline and COVID-19.

NTT Data and Mavenir team for 5G campus networks
News Analysis | 8/14/2020

Partners will focus on German-speaking countries first with products for private 5G and 4G networks, including open RAN, cloud core and enterprise analytics.

Leading Lights 2020 Finalists: Most Innovative 5G Technology
News Analysis | 8/14/2020

Altiostar Networks, Arrcus, Enea, Etiya, Kaloom, Mavenir, Wind River and ZTE are among the companies shortlisted for the 'Most Innovative 5G Technology' category.

WiCipedia: 'Damaging myths' about differences persist
WiCipedia | 8/14/2020

This week in our WiC roundup: Women Who Tech runs grant program for COVID startups; Black Girls Code plans to reach 1 million girls; celebrating a tech legend's impact; and more.

Eurobites: Turkcell powers through pandemic
News Analysis | 8/14/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Everyone wants a piece of Cellnex; Romania's Digi has strong second quarter; Israel wraps up 5G tender.

5G transport: Don't underestimate microwave
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 8/14/2020

Heavy Reading's Operator Strategies for 5G Transport Market Leadership Study explores how transport networks will evolve to support 5G services.

fuboTV sub growth flattens in Q2, but sees stronger Q3
News Analysis | 8/13/2020

Coming off of its a recent deal for Disney programming, the virtual MVPD expects sub base to expand in Q3 as televised sports resume during the ongoing pandemic.

T-Mobile jobs cull may have begun as it aims to beat Verizon
Morris Lore | 8/13/2020

Germany's Deutsche Telekom pledge not to cut US jobs is looking shaky, and the carnage continues outside the US.

Zodiac set to seize global 'video transformation' opportunities
CxO Spotlight | 8/13/2020

Zodiac Systems, recently acquired by Orion Innovation, is ready to scale up and help service providers around the world make the leap to next-gen IP video platforms, CEO Derek Harrar says.

Steady as she goes for Swisscom in H1
News Analysis | 8/13/2020

Swisscom holds firm on full-year guidance (although revenue is trimmed a smidgen).

Telstra stock slides after 14% profit fall
News Analysis | 8/13/2020

Australian telco Telstra stock slides after reporting 14% profit drop in full-year earnings, amid concerns over mobile and broadband businesses.

India's Reliance wants to buy Bytedance’s TikTok – report
News Analysis | 8/13/2020

China's Bytedance and Reliance Industries are in talks over a possible buyout of Bytedance's TikTok app in India, according to media reports.

China Mobile reports more than 70M 5G users
News Analysis | 8/13/2020

China Mobile said it has deployed 188,000 5G basestations - including Mount Everest - while China Unicom hit 210,000 to date, according to results.

Deutsche Telekom bets on no Huawei ban but wants O-RAN rules
News Analysis | 8/13/2020

A German government mandate about the use of O-RAN technology could provide a suitable Huawei exit strategy for Deutsche Telekom.

Will MEF's definition give SASE its groove back?
News Analysis | 8/13/2020

MEF hopes to clear the air by fleshing out a definition for Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) services - dubbed MEF W117 - and deliver a framework to standardize SASE services based on MEF's current standardization work on SD-WAN, security and automation.

Leading Lights 2020 Finalists: Most Innovative 5G Strategy
News Analysis | 8/13/2020

AT&T, Cradlepoint, Linux Foundation Networking, Parallel Wireless and Comba Telecom, Radisys, SK Telecom and ZTE are on the shortlist for the 'Most Innovative 5G Strategy' award.

Operators need to prepare for the game-streaming tsunami
DanoVision | 8/13/2020

Whether it's from Amazon or Microsoft or Google, the perfect storm of online game streaming is coming, and those operators that are unprepared will soon stand out.

Eurobites: 3 Denmark spins off masts
News Analysis | 8/13/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Italy's Fastweb thrives during pandemic; United Internet reports sales growth in Germany; Finland's Teleste stumbles badly.

Leading Lights 2020 Finalists: Most Innovative Edge Computing Strategy
News Analysis | 8/12/2020

Accedian, AlefEdge, Altran, Mutable, Red Hat, SK Telecom, Vapor IO, Volterra and ZTE all make the cut for crafting compelling edge computing strategies for an exploding market.

MaxLinear, Broadcom set to bring silicon stability to DOCSIS 4.0
News Analysis | 8/12/2020

MaxLinear has accelerated product development after closing its Intel deal, and Broadcom, sources said, has secured the financial backing it desired to proceed with D4.0.

Podcast: What's the story with Peacock?
LRTV Interviews | 8/12/2020

On this episode of 'What's the Story?' - a new series from the Light Reading Podcast - Jeff Baumgartner talks with pod host Nicole Ferraro about NBC Universal's new streaming service, Peacock: the latest news, why it matters and what's likely to happen next.

Industry cheers FCC's legal victory in small cell battle
News Analysis | 8/12/2020

A group of local officials saw FCC rules around small cells as dramatic federal overreach. But a federal appeals court ruling casts those concerns aside.

How Amdocs swallowed Openet and paid so little
Morris Lore | 8/12/2020

The small Irish software company disappeared last month when it was acquired by Israel's Amdocs for just $180 million.

Ericsson bats off a century of commercial 5G wins
News Analysis | 8/12/2020

Milestone reached after Telekom Slovenije signs on the dotted line.

Pay-TV losses hit 1.55M in Q2 as cord-cutting's 'second wave' looms
News Analysis | 8/12/2020

The redirection of content to direct-to-consumer streaming services by major media companies is 'strip-mining' the US pay-TV market and accelerating its demise, analyst Craig Moffett warns.

SoftBank stages Q1 comeback swearing off risky startups
News Analysis | 8/12/2020

Better Vision Fund performance, and near-completion of enormous asset monetization program, help make up for the Q4 2019 disaster show.

Huawei running out of chips, but not out of options
News Analysis | 8/12/2020

China tech giant Huawei is in a race to find a new source of high-end chips, after the US chip manufacture ban takes effect from September 15.

Qualcomm wins appeal in long-running FTC antitrust case
News Analysis | 8/12/2020

US 9th Circuit Court of Appeals overturns 2019 ruling wireless technology company Qualcomm broke antitrust law with "unreasonably high" royalties for IP.

Eurobites: Ericsson's latest 5G conquest comes in Slovenia
News Analysis | 8/12/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Germany's Freenet boosts profitability; UKWISPA shouts about Terragraph; Zain extends 5G footprint.

Liberty Global makes $7.4B bid for Swiss Sunrise
News Analysis | 8/12/2020

Sunrise was trying to buy UPC last year. Now UPC's owner is chasing Sunrise in a surprising turnaround.

Altice USA, AirTies connect on 'Smart WiFi' service
News Analysis | 8/11/2020

Vendor is supplying extenders and software for the operator's premium Wi-Fi platform as the whole-home connectivity market continues to heat up at broadband service providers.

Leading Lights 2020 Finalists: Most Innovative SD-WAN Product Strategy
News Analysis | 8/11/2020

Six companies - Amdocs, Fortinet, Sprient Communications, Ekinops, VMware and Versa Networks (in partnership with Netcracker) - made the cut in the Most Innovative SD-WAN Product Strategy category.

Verizon takes commanding lead in 5G phone sales: report
News Analysis | 8/11/2020

According to figures from M Science, Verizon has sold a total of roughly 2.2 million 5G phones since first introducing the service in the middle of last year.

CuriosityStream to go public, push global growth
News Analysis | 8/11/2020

Factual-focused SVoD service started by Discovery founder John Hendricks sees a path to 'hundreds of millions of subscribers' worldwide, CEO Clint Stinchcomb says.

Consumer Cellular fielding interest from buyers – sources
News Analysis | 8/11/2020

With almost 4 million customers, Consumer Cellular is one of the largest MVNOs in the US. And according to sources, the company is now fielding interest from buyers.

Synchronoss syncs Q2 with new Verizon deal
News Analysis | 8/11/2020

The SaaS and PaaS specialist reports a solid set of figures for its fiscal second quarter.

Gogo to sell commercial business amid 'devastating' pandemic
News Analysis | 8/11/2020

Gogo is planning to refocus exclusively around its business division, but said its 5G upgrade plans remain on track despite its withdrawal from the commercial space.

Eurobites: HMD raises $230M for Nokia-branded phones push
News Analysis | 8/11/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: United Internet lifts guidance; Deutsche Telekom and Telefonica dodge German fines; BEREC warns about government interference.

China Tower net up 17%, NBN halves EBITDA loss
News Analysis | 8/11/2020

Two state-owned infrastructure specialists results - China Tower and Australia's NBN Co are - reaping the benefit of 5G rollout.

Rakuten is still defying the open RAN critics
News Analysis | 8/11/2020

The latest update, including details of a plan to speed up network rollout, may silence some of the Japanese firm's naysayers.

India to approve 5G trials without Chinese vendors – report
News Analysis | 8/11/2020

India's department of telecommunications will reportedly approve 5G trial applications by service providers soon - but only with non-Chinese vendors.

Leading Lights 2020 Finalists: Most Innovative AI/Analytics Strategy
News Analysis | 8/11/2020

Nine companies - A1 Telekom Austria, Altran, B-Yond, Cujo AI, EXFO, Huawei, Jio/Guavus, Netcracker and TNS - made the cut in the Most Innovative AI/Analytics Strategy category.

US opens up 100MHz of mid-band spectrum for 5G
News Analysis | 8/11/2020

US government said a total 530MHz of contiguous mid-band spectrum from 3450MHz-3980MHz previously owned by the Pentagon is now being made available for 5G.

5G absent from VW's big manufacturing plant upgrade
News Analysis | 8/10/2020

Volkswagen is embarking on a major manufacturing plant update that appears tailor-made for 5G. Except that the company said it's using Wi-Fi and wired networks.

Leading Lights 2020 Finalists: Most Innovative SD-WAN Service
News Analysis | 8/10/2020

Five companies - Colt Technology Services, Comcast Business, Masergy, Verizon and CenturyLink - made the cut in the Most Innovative SD-WAN Service category.

U.S. Cellular has high hopes for fixed wireless using mmWave 5G
News Analysis | 8/10/2020

U.S. Cellular hopes to gain more phone customers and use excess network capacity with fixed wireless in 5G mmWave spectrum. It will join Verizon in doing so.

Vodafone Idea risks entering India's graveyard of telcos
News Analysis | 8/10/2020

Years of consolidation have left India with just three private-sector telcos. An unfavorable court ruling could finish another one off.

With $2.7B in proceeds, CBRS auction showing 'unusual' activity
News Analysis | 8/10/2020

'With excess demand lingering, particularly in large urban areas, it seems likely aggregate bids will move higher,' wrote New Street Research of the auction.

Roku rails against Charter's push to end ban on data caps
News Analysis | 8/10/2020

Despite a surging OTT video market, Roku contends that data caps 'remain an avenue for anti-competitive conduct by broadband providers' while ISP competition remains insufficient.

Sweeping China bans could mean heavy costs for US firms
News Analysis | 8/10/2020

Apple and Qualcomm face soaring costs as Trump's war on China ratchets up bans on social platforms TikTok and WeChat, as part of the Clean Network strategy.

Windstream's new optical network runs on Ciena
News Analysis | 8/10/2020

A national network upgrade for Windstream will include photonics, coherent optical tech and software platforms from Ciena.

Undersea cable brings optical fiber to India's Andaman and Nicobar Islands
News Analysis | 8/10/2020

Indian PM Narendra Modi inaugurates 2,313km optical cable deployment by state-owned telco BSNL, bringing better connectivity to remote islands.

Twitter steps forward as TikTok suitor, reports say
News Analysis | 8/10/2020

Microsoft is still said to be the frontrunner to buy the short-form video social media platform, as TikTok threatens legal action over Trump's US ban.

LG Uplus defies gloom to hike earnings 53%
News Analysis | 8/10/2020

Subs growth and lower costs lift South Korean operator LG Uplus net 53%, while larger rival KT saw lower revenues and a mixed bag thanks to coronavirus.

Eurobites: BT may sell part of network to pensioners – report
News Analysis | 8/10/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EE extends emergency services network; Austria moves ahead with 5G auction plans; Telecom Italia, Telefonica consortium nearer to Oi deal.

Dish pivots Boost biz to focus on profitability, not big sub counts
News Analysis | 8/7/2020

Meanwhile, chairman Charlie Ergen says the 5G buildout is making 'steady progress' and that Dish hasn't given up on wanting to launch a 5G network core in one market in 2020.

Verizon keeps snapping up spectrum and small carriers
News Analysis | 8/7/2020

Verizon is expected to spend big money in the FCC's spectrum auctions. But it is also acquiring spectrum from a variety of smaller license holders around the country.

Crisis? What Crisis? PLDT steers solid H1 course
News Analysis | 8/7/2020

Unlike many operators in other parts of the world, the Philippine telco has not been derailed by COVID-19.

Rural focus keeps Dish satellite TV losses in check
News Analysis | 8/7/2020

But Dish's advantage in some areas could be fleeting as rural broadband funding initiatives gain steam. Meanwhile, Sling TV, Dish's OTT-TV option, sheds another 56,000 subs in Q2.

StarHub reveals cost of COVID-19 lockdown in Q2 results
News Analysis | 8/7/2020

Singapore-based operator sees pandemic hit business operations with 15% slump in Q2 service revenue and expects dip to persist while continuing transformation.

Wind Tre: The merger that went rotten
Morris Lore | 8/7/2020

The Italian phone operator eyed a leading role in the market on its creation but since then it has lost millions of customers and seen revenues plummet.

WiCipedia: Diversity is about more than checking boxes
WiCipedia | 8/7/2020

This week in our WiC roundup: Snap announces hiring goals; diversity isn't just checking boxes; COVID-19 affects salary negotiations; and more.

India's Airtel and AWS tie-up to take on Jio's cloud behemoth
News Analysis | 8/7/2020

Together, Airtel and AWS will sell a range of AWS products as part of Airtel Cloud, to enterprises large and small.

Eurobites: UK is (almost) totally wired, finds ONS Internet study
News Analysis | 8/7/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telkom/Airtel merger in Kenya is off; Sparkle's shiny new CEO; Call of Duty update puts strain on UK networks.

5G transport: Putting networks to the test
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 8/7/2020

Heavy Reading's Operator Strategies for 5G Transport Market Leadership Study explores how transport networks will evolve to support 5G services.

Cable One invests in two fixed wireless ISPs
News Analysis | 8/6/2020

Cable One has acquired stakes in Wisper and NextLink as it aims to reach more homes and businesses in areas near its wireline footprint.

T-Mobile CEO blasts towercos' 'disinformation' on 5G buildout
News Analysis | 8/6/2020

Executives from American Tower, Crown Castle and SBA Communications all suggested T-Mobile is dragging its feet in its 5G buildout. Not so, says T-Mobile's Mike Sievert. 'We're going like crazy.'

Leading Lights 2020 Finalists: Most Innovative Telecom Product (Optical/IP/Carrier Ethernet/FTTH)
The Philter | 8/6/2020

Seven companies, with six offerings - AT&T and Colt Technology Services; Cisco, Ericsson, Infinera, Microchip and RtBrick - made the cut in a highly competitive category.

ViacomCBS's 'super' streaming service set for early 2021 debut
News Analysis | 8/6/2020

To keep churn in check and keep pace with the competition, ViacomCBS's new deluxe-sized OTT offering will need to up the tempo on new original content, analyst says.

It looks like Trump is beating Huawei
DanoVision | 8/6/2020

Infinera's outgoing CEO described the situation as a 'once-in-a-lifetime opportunity' for companies that compete against the Chinese vendor.

Cable spending sparks broadband network sales at CommScope
News Analysis | 8/6/2020

CommScope's CPE business continued to struggle in Q2, but vendor says sales at T-Mobile are 'ramping' in the wake of the recently completed Sprint merger.

Three UK serves up a first-half shocker
News Analysis | 8/6/2020

Customer losses and rising costs blight financials for the first six months of the year amid questions about IT transformation and Huawei replacement.

Are telcos and hyperscalers destined to be frenemies?
The Wizard of Roz | 8/6/2020

Telcos and cloud providers are both customers and competitors. The move to 5G commercialization and private networks could deepen all sides of these complicated relationships.

SKT grows operating income 11% thanks to media, commerce units
News Analysis | 8/6/2020

Forget 5G: media and commerce are making the gains for Asian operators right now.

Amdocs boasts record managed services revenue in fiscal Q3
News Analysis | 8/6/2020

BSS specialist also shows off strong order book and ups fiscal-year revenue guidance.

Windstream soups up security for SD-WAN
News Analysis | 8/6/2020

The VNF Firewall will be hosted on the existing devices Windstream's customers use for the SD-WAN service, which is VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud hardware.

Eurobites: Vodafone launches first live open RAN site in UK
News Analysis | 8/6/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: TikTok plans data center in Ireland; MTN has a decent first half; Ericsson takes 5G to Latin America.

Cloudy outlook as Rackspace shares plunge on first day of trading
News Analysis | 8/6/2020

The cloud and server technology company raised $704 million from initial public offering, but investors seem unimpressed with the 'disappointing' IPO.

Sickly VEON laid low by coronavirus
News Analysis | 8/6/2020

Perceptions it lags rivals in the important Russian market had already led to a loss of market share. Then the pandemic struck.

Trump lays out 'Clean Network' agenda against China
News Analysis | 8/6/2020

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo outlined the government's new 'Clean Network' effort that targets everything from Chinese apps to undersea cables.

T-Mobile's standalone 5G proves sporadic in initial tests
News Analysis | 8/5/2020

Mike Thelander of Signals Research Group bought a Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra to test T-Mobile's new standalone 5G network. However, 'the phone is not staying in standalone mode.'

Roku revenues, active accounts climb in COVID-marked Q2
News Analysis | 8/5/2020

Streaming hours jumped to 14.6 billion amid pandemic-fueled stay-at-home orders, but Roku warns that the performance of its ad biz will be murky through the rest of 2020.

Leading Lights 2020 Finalists: Private Wireless Networks Strategy
News Analysis | 8/5/2020

Five companies - Boingo Wireless, Celona, Federated Wireless, Mavenir and Nokia - made the cut in the Most Innovative Private Wireless Networks Strategy.

Discovery puts 'finishing touches' on new OTT service
News Analysis | 8/5/2020

New SVoD streaming service will help Discovery build on its base by reaching broadband-only customers and viewers who remain outside the traditional video ecosystem, CEO says.

Google's MVNO to test Wi-Fi offloading with Boingo
News Analysis | 8/5/2020

Google's Fi MVNO is testing Passpoint technology with Boingo that will allow its customers to automatically connect to Boingo's Wi-Fi hotspots. The impetus for the action is unclear.

Huawei's inventory buildup may have peaked
News Analysis | 8/5/2020

NeoPhotonics expects revenues from Huawei to decline from 50% of its total to much lower levels, a development the company said indicates that the Chinese vendor has met its inventory stockpile goal.

SoftBank Corp. gets to work on mixed bag in fiscal Q1
News Analysis | 8/5/2020

SoftBank's telco and e-commerce unit benefits from a surge in teleworking demand amid the coronavirus pandemic, despite a drop in mobile sales.

Ofcom: UK adults spent 40% of lockdown in front of a screen
News Analysis | 8/5/2020

During the COVID-19 lockdown, UK adults spent a staggering 40% of waking hours watching TV and streaming services, according to a report by Ofcom.

Philo tops 750,000 subs
News Analysis | 8/5/2020

The low-cost, entertainment-focused OTT-TV service provider says subscriber growth has rocketed 300% in the past year.

Telecom Italia desperate to control Italy's only fiber network
News Analysis | 8/5/2020

If the Italian phone incumbent cannot negotiate a majority stake, its outlook will suffer.

Podcast: What's the story with open RAN?
LRTV Interviews | 8/5/2020

On this episode of 'What's the Story?' - a new series from the Light Reading Podcast - Iain Morris talks with pod host Nicole Ferraro about open RAN: the latest news, why it matters and what's likely to happen next.

SK Telecom and Microsoft to launch Xbox 5G cloud gaming
News Analysis | 8/5/2020

SK Telecom and Microsoft will launch the Xbox cloud gaming streaming service in South Korea in September, the only Asian country joining the global launch.

Disney+ smashes subscriber targets in fiscal Q3
News Analysis | 8/5/2020

Disney's streaming service proves a hit amid an otherwise challenging period, thanks in part to the COVID-19 pandemic and standout shows like The Mandalorian.

Telstra speeds up 5G rollout and raises prices
News Analysis | 8/5/2020

Australian operator Telstra is speeding up 5G rollout – and raising prices – while in New Zealand, the platform has only just arrived via local telco Spark.

Eurobites: EU steps up probe into Google's Fitbit deal
News Analysis | 8/5/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone and Ericsson build private network for Centrica; uCPE testing calls on Arm technology; Salt tastes success in Swiss broadband comparison.

5G could make wireless time-sensitive networking a possibility
News Analysis | 8/4/2020

Companies including Intel, Keysight Technologies, General Electric and Extreme Networks have teamed in the Avnu Alliance to make time-sensitive networking (TSN) in 5G a reality.

SBA, American Tower double down on edge computing opportunity
News Analysis | 8/4/2020

SBA Communications and American Tower are investing millions of dollars into open datacenters around the country, both big and small. Their goal is to compete with the likes of Amazon and Akamai.

Broadband-only signups surge at WOW in Q2
News Analysis | 8/4/2020

Now a 'broadband first' company, WOW is migrating subs off its legacy pay-TV platform and encouraging them to explore OTT options or its new Android TV-based IPTV offering.

Hands off Arm, Nvidia
Morris Lore | 8/4/2020

The sale of the UK's only major technology player in the open RAN ecosystem would hardly support efforts to rekindle the domestic telecom supply chain.

Wrong and stupid: Trump's Twitter tiff ends O'Rielly's wireless run
DanoVision | 8/4/2020

FCC Commissioner Michael O'Rielly has worked to free up critical midband spectrum for 5G. Now he doesn't have a job, reportedly because he disagreed with Trump's campaign against Twitter.

Jio's dream of a 2G-free India is a nightmare for telcos
News Analysis | 8/4/2020

Reliance Jio Infocomm wants to move India's 2G subscribers to 4G - causing headaches for rival operators like Vodafone Idea and Airtel, and industrial IoT.

T-Mobile promises faster speeds, lower latency with standalone 5G launch
News Analysis | 8/4/2020

T-Mobile says benefits of standalone 5G include a 40% improvement to latency, a 20-30% boost in download speeds and a 30% increase in its nationwide 5G coverage area.

Podcast: Omdia on HPE's $925M acquisition of Silver Peak
Kelsey's Grammar | 8/4/2020

Omdia's Cliff Grossner explains how this acquisition may impact the industry at large and shares his predictions for the SD-WAN market in the coming months.

UK's 5G auction sequel is a £1.1B farce
Morris Lore | 8/4/2020

Ofcom says no to operators calling for an administrative award of spectrum instead of a competitive auction. Its logic makes little sense.

Liberty Global boasts biggest net customer adds in over two years
News Analysis | 8/4/2020

CEO Fries upbeat on Q2 results. Claims to be making 'great progress' on the proposed merger of Virgin Media and Telefonica UK.

Leading Lights 2020 Finalists: Most Innovative Mobile/Wireless Product or Service
News Analysis | 8/4/2020

Amdocs; Cohere Technologies; Rakuten, Intel and Altiostar Networks are in the running for the 'Most Innovative Mobile/Wireless Product or Service' award.

Harmonic set to cash in on process to reclaim C-band spectrum
News Analysis | 8/4/2020

Video vendor says work stemming from SES partnership focused on reclaiming C-band spectrum for 5G will drive material revenues as early as Q4.

Eurobites: Arm co-founder warns against Nvidia sale
News Analysis | 8/4/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ukrtelecom rolls out broadband to rural notspots; Seacom boosts capacity on African subsea cable; UK politicians sounds TikTok alarm.

Nokia bags 5G deal with Taiwan's Asia Pacific Telecom
News Analysis | 8/4/2020

Finnish telecoms vendor to provide Taiwan operator APT with non-standalone and standalone 5G RAN and core in latest Taiwanese network deal.

Leading Lights 2020 Finalists: Most Innovative Cable/Video Product or Service
News Analysis | 8/4/2020

Five companies - Amdocs, CommScope, Promptlink, Synamedia and ZTE - made the cut in the Most Innovative Cable/Video Product or Service category.

California school district builds its own LTE network for online learning
News Analysis | 8/3/2020

The Patterson (Calif.) Unified School District has built a small, private wireless LTE network in the unlicensed 3.5GHz CBRS spectrum band. The pandemic-inspired project could become a trend around the US.

Charlie Vogt heads back to the future
CxO Spotlight | 8/3/2020

As the new CEO of Dasan Zhone, Vogt returns to his telecom roots as the supplier seeks to expand in North America.

Dish buys Ting, scores mobile management deal with Tucows
News Analysis | 8/3/2020

Dish Network said it will purchase Ting's retail business. But hiding behind that transaction is the bigger move by Dish to offload the management of its MVNO business to Ting's owner, Tucows.

Has Nokia stopped the 5G rot?
News Analysis | 8/3/2020

The Finnish equipment vendor may have turned an important corner at a very opportune geopolitical moment.

Huawei, Apple buck Q2 smartphone trends – report
News Analysis | 8/3/2020

Both OEMs have reason to cheer, despite overall smartphone shipment volumes decreasing 16% year-on-year. Samsung? Look away now.

ATX fills a gap as it takes over Cisco's cable amp biz
News Analysis | 8/3/2020

Digicomm deal provides continuity as ATX prepares to sell GainMaker-compatible products along with a mix of its own next-gen cable access network products.

NTT DoCoMo's non-telecom services rescue Q2 result
News Analysis | 8/3/2020

NTT DoCoMo's Smart Life services save Q2 bottom line.

Trump call reboots Microsoft's TikTok buyout talks
News Analysis | 8/3/2020

US software giant continues talks with parent company ByteDance over TikTok in the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand after White House intervention.

Huawei customer working on AT&T's FirstNet buildout
News Analysis | 8/3/2020

AT&T confirmed it will partner with Union Wireless to construct a FirstNet network across rural Wyoming. Union is one of the many small wireless network operators that uses Huawei equipment.

Eurobites: Does Drahi have his eye on Openreach?
News Analysis | 8/3/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Stirling work from CityFibre; Telia sells Afghan stake; new boss at Olivetti; 5G - The Movie.

Leading Lights 2020 Finalists: Most Innovative Telco Cloud Strategy
News Analysis | 8/3/2020

Three companies - Colt Technology Services, HGC and PCCW Global - made the cut in the Most Innovative Telco Cloud Strategy.

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