Verizon is reducing the cost of its unlimited prepaid option, a move that coincides with a wider emphasis by the company on prepaid amid the beginnings of a recession in the US.
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 HBO Max: the latest news, why it matters and what's likely to happen next.
Parental advisory: Includes tub-thumping and eye-rolling.
Report says Dell is looking at options including a spinoff of its $50 billion stake in the enterprise software specialist.
More than six months after launching, the ZenKey 'single sign-on' app from AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon shows just a handful of downloads and no named supporting companies.
Verizon is widely anticipated to spend heavily in the upcoming CBRS spectrum auction. But factors including spectrum sharing and power output levels could temper its bidding enthusiasm.
Agreement covers entry on Android, Chromecast and Android TV devices ahead of Peacock's national debut on July 15.
Edge Gravity, Ericsson's internal startup focused on the development of a global edge computing cloud, is said to have suffered from an 'innovator's dilemma' that hinders large companies from changing their ways.
The needle is moving firmly toward an automated optical future, writes Heavy Reading's Sterling Perrin.
Telco staff are reeling as operators announce pandemic-era layoffs after years of cutbacks by many of the world's biggest companies.
While the COVID-19 pandemic slowed SD-WAN market momentum in the first half of 2020, Futuriom forecasts a pickup in the second half of 2020 and into 2021 as more enterprise employees work from home and require secure, remote access services.
US think tank accuses China of artificially beefing up its telecom equipment suppliers and holding back 5G innovation.
Local government and industry experts in China push back against a 5G private network monopoly.
The US High Court shoots down Comcast petition centering on an earlier Federal Circuit court decision involving two TiVo patents that describe remote DVR recording functionality.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Irish coronavirus app poised for deployment; Sky Germany looks ahead; InCoax lands US MoCa deal.
Former Sprint parent company to give Deutsche Telekom the option to buy a further 101 million shares in T-Mobile US by June 2024.
Finnish kit vendor says a full set of O-RAN-compliant products will be ready in 2021, putting pressure on Ericsson and other traditional rivals.
CSPs must start planning for what comes next and the role they can play in helping societies and economies recover in the pandemic's aftermath.
Citing the surge of OTT video and the need to create network efficiencies, Charter asks the FCC to sunset its prohibition on data caps and paid peering deals five years after its Time Warner Cable deal closed.
Ivo Rook is now SVP of IoT for T-Mobile, reporting to Dow Draper, T-Mobile's EVP of emerging products. Previously Rook was SVP of IoT and product development for Sprint.
Discovery said three execs will expand their roles amid the departure of Peter Faricy, a move that comes as the programmer looks to expand its streaming and direct-to-consumer efforts.
Startup Aurora Insight, which operates mobile sensors that can geolocate transmitters in a specific area, picked up an unannounced mmWave 5G network from Verizon while scanning in Baltimore.
Nokia, Samsung and Ericsson are beginning to preen and posture for operators' attention ahead of a C-band auction poised to generate billions of dollars in equipment sales.
ZTE is applying for more state bank credits as it attempts to revive its business.
With India's 5G spectrum auction postponed till 2021, the commercial availability of the technology is at least 18-20 months away. Is the unlicensed 6GHz band for Wi-Fi the answer for the retail and enterprise markets?
Latest cuts in France come after the Finnish firm's annual report shows that 5,000 jobs disappeared across the entire business in 2019.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UK government states the bleedin' obvious; telco capex in a time of COVID-19; Proximus offer Apple TV 4K.
After barely two months as CEO, Allison Kirkby overhauls the boardroom.
The Indian service provider seems eager to construct 5G networks that are based at least partly on its own technical expertise.
Germany's new entrant aims to follow Rakuten's example, and indicates it is in advanced negotiations with three vendors.
Cisco and CenturyLink are just two among examples of vendors and service providers rethinking their remote access services to address new capacity and security concerns as more employees access private company documents from home.
Ajit Pai asks Congress to create legislation that helps consumers and small businesses stay connected as his Keeping Americans Connected Pledge nears its expiration date.
Usage of the hyper-local streaming news service was climbing before the pandemic, but the recent surge of big news events has 'propelled us forward,' CEO Daniel Barreto says.
Deutsche Telekom is expected to raise its stake in T-Mobile US from 43% to above 50% using a reported $20 billion. But what the company does with that controlling share is noteworthy.
T-Mobile should have fessed up this week and said how many jobs were at risk after its merger with Sprint.
A combination of too many operators, not enough spectrum and physical challenges have put Indonesia far behind the rest of the region in 5G.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UK COVID-19 app bites the dust; Amazon creates virtual jobs in South Africa; UKCloud goes carbon-negative.
Canadian operator rolls out 'first wave' of 5G and adds the South Korean vendor to its existing 5G lineup of Ericsson and Nokia.
This week in our WiC roundup: New resources for women of color in tech; facial recognition software gets put on hold; the 'pipeline' excuse is getting old; and more.
One industry faction thinks radio is the main problem for the open RAN protest movement. Another says it's all about the baseband.
In lieu of using purpose-built devices such as routers, firewalls and switches, Verizon's enterprise customers can access the VNS portfolio to deploy, manage and orchestrate VNFs from a central location.
Although small cells can add more capacity to a network, they can be time consuming and expensive to deploy due to the need to obtain construction permits and equipment for the devices.
'We've not found any economic case that would suggest we need to go down that path,' CFO says.
The combination of computer vision, 5G and edge computing could allow retailers to determine whether employees are wiping down counters in order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
Nordic operator takes $320M hit to exit Turkish nightmare.
Marilyn Chaplin tells WiC how to lead diverse and inclusive teams, NTT's initiatives to support women in leadership roles, and the challenges of managing a global – and increasingly mobile – workforce.
Team Telecom – a government committed formed by President Trump in April – recommended against forging a direct Internet connection between the US and Hong Kong.
US efforts to ban Chinese subsea links will only boost regional players.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Sky piggybacks on Open Fiber for broadband in Italy; Nokia throws some probabilistic constellation shapes for STC; BT enters into military satcoms alliance.
Amdocs, Netcracker, Nokia and Oracle are persuaded to join the Open Digital Architecture initiative as operators continue to push for more swappable IT systems.
The death of 20 Indian troops on the disputed border with China has sparked moves to ban state-owned telcos from using Chinese equipment.
German operator continues to rely on Huawei and Ericsson to upgrade the radio access network from 4G to 5G.
While Dish Network agreed to purchase T-Mobile's prepaid Boost business on July 1, the company did not release any other details about the deal, including the possible purchase price.
President Trump is reportedly preparing a $1 trillion stimulus proposal that would include a 5G element. But how the president doles out money for 5G remains a mystery.
Comcast expects to see steeper video losses continue in Q2 alongside an opportunity to grow its broadband base and a core 'connectivity' business that also features Xfinity Flex and Xfinity Mobile, CFO says.
On the first episode of 'What’s the Story?' – a new series from the Light Reading Podcast – Iain Morris talks with pod host Nicole Ferraro about Rakuten's 5G launch: the latest news, why it matters and what's likely to happen next.
As a wide range of vendors tout their core wares, FirstNet's board has approved $218 million to upgrade the agency's two-year-old LTE core with a fancy new one that can support 5G.
Windstream cosigns on Infinera's latest ICE6 technology test, which sustained an 800G transmission from Phoenix to San Diego.
Chipmaker, which is about to acquire Intel's home connectivity biz, said the digital assault penetrated some of its IT systems but stressed it has no plans to meet the attacker's monetary demands.
5G NR carrier aggregation with coverage extension is a game changer for 5G network economics.
Nordic operator confirms talks with Turkey Wealth Fund to sell indirect stake in Turkey's largest mobile operator.
UK's largest cable operator said April was the busiest month on record on the network, with usage in May running close behind.
Deutsche Telekom's €3 billion Armageddon remake stars Huawei on a collision course with German authorities.
Australia's NBN is close to completion but years away from profitability.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ekinops upgrades in Turkey; UK's Shared Rural Network clicks into action; Telia confirms Turkcell stake-sale talks.
The US operator had cut tens of thousands of jobs before the pandemic and more roles now look set to vanish.
CEO of Deutsche Telekom's US operator said failure of redundancy measures resulted in 'IP traffic storm' that overloaded network. The FCC is planning an investigation.
T-Mobile 'evolves' its workforce to include fewer people.
While misinformation rocketed around the Internet, T-Mobile said an issue in its network core was to blame for a multi-hour outage on Monday.
On a national basis, peak downstream usage is up just 6.6% since March 1, while the pressure on cable's upstream continues as peak usage is up 25.1% during the period, according to the latest batch of NCTA data.
Private equity investors are looking at CBRS networks as a recurring revenue opportunity. Here's how one firm sizes up the costs to hypothetically blanket a stadium in high-bandwidth connectivity.
More 'light touch' automation techniques will be implemented as cable operators determine new ways to add and adjust capacity to address rising and fluctuating demands on the network.
Far from easing tension with the Chinese equipment giant, a government decision to let US firms participate in standards bodies will add to Huawei's problems.
This week, China looms large for the lockdown crew.
Asian telcos are facing heat (and fines) for their illegal 5G subsidies and complaints about poor service.
Finnish vendor continues to build up alternative routes to growth in China and signs new deals with Tencent and Baidu.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: It's all about the baseband for Ericsson; Telefónica extends tie-up with Fortinet; O2 boss channels Churchill.
The IT giant has waded into the increasingly competitive market for edge networking services, but will customers bite?
Faster-than-expected uptake in China helps explains a revised global estimate of 190 million 5G subs by the end of the year.
India's telecom sector had been having a torrid time until just a few months ago, but there are some important signs of improvement.
For Denmark's Stofa, a move to DOCSIS 3.1 and a distributed access architecture have produced operational benefits but have not yet translated into a big boost in customer satisfaction.
Team Magenta is a little red-faced right now as it admits to an outage affecting customers around the country.
Dish's Charlie Ergen needs the deal more than T-Mobile does and 'can't walk away,' Craig Moffett says.
The small amount of work awarded to the Finnish vendor is ammunition for critics who say China's telecom market is rigged.
Government exploring ways to give broadband firms easier access to utilities' underground duct infrastructure.
WarnerMedia is also rebranding HBO Now as 'HBO' as AT&T-owned giant attempts to simplify its premium streaming offerings. Got that now?
The cost of a swap-out is a far smaller concern than the impact of a ban on 5G rollout and competition in the equipment sector.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom, Orange collaborate on IPX research; mobile phone shops reopen in England; Germany's COVID-19 app ready to go.
Finnish vendor lines up Broadcom along with Marvell and Intel as chipset partners to bring 5G products back on track.
The optical networking firm has nine consecutive quarters with more than $100 million in direct sales to its webscale customers.
China Telecom and businessman Dennis Uy step in to save the Philippines from its failing digital infrastructure.
This week in our WiC roundup: Black female founders fight for a bigger slice of VC funds; can tech be less racist before society at large is?; COVID-19's impact on women of color; and more.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange revamps executive committee; Enea signs cloud contract with German Tier 1 operator; Proximus cozies up to local bank.
French regulator Arcep was forced to delay the auction of 5G-enabling spectrum due to the COVID-19 crisis, but is now tentatively outlining a new schedule.
Emporia, Kansas-based service provider delivers a mix of broadband and video services over its fiber-based network.
Cable op still sells its new IPTV and legacy pay-TV products, but is suppressing their promotion as most of WOW's new customers opt for standalone broadband service.
A decision to rely on Nordic vendors could translate into a huge 5G opportunity for O2 if the UK decides to ban Huawei.
New signups to the fixed wireless broadband service get some free access to YouTube TV, Disney+, Google Stadia and Verizon's relatively new Android TV-powered Stream TV box.
European boss writes to Boris Johnson urging him to consider 'open' 5G technologies as an alternative to 'potentially unsafe' vendors.
UK alternative fiber network provider plans to offer up to 10,000 new jobs, including to those without previous experience.
Looks like the UK broadband provider had a good fiscal 2020 (helped by Openreach discounts).
As Intel nears the sale of its home connectivity unit to MaxLinear, the coax-focused organization could find itself with a sole chipmaker left on its membership rolls along with more questions about its long-term fate.
Rumpus at UK chip company Arm could threaten its China business.
A new 5G tie-up between the Internet giant and the telco raises further questions about the shifting balance of power in telecom.
Authorities are trying to persuade manufacturers to set up shop in India, and offering some juicy incentives to lure them.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Arun Bansal becomes an Ericsson EVP; Russia's MTS puts Ericsson in the microwave; more coronavirus app confusion in the UK.
There's no imminent need for DOCSIS 4.0, but operators are already exploring early, incremental moves to prepare their networks as new technologies and products based on the new CableLabs specs develop.
Spark has a long-standing partnership with Fortinet for its security services and will now offer Fortinet Secure SD-WAN to corporate, enterprise and government customers.
Brian Goemmer, founder of spectrum-tracking company AllNet Insights & Analytics, offers a complete look at the entities bidding in the FCC's 3.5GHz CBRS auction.
The US State Department is proposing an 'Integrated and Open Networks' (ION) approach to 5G and Huawei, but the effort doesn't seem to have much support beyond US Attorney General William Barr.
The big vendors could be to open RAN what Facebook was to Instagram and WhatsApp.
The new sanctions leave Huawei's 5G contracts with operators up in the air, and could mean long-term harm to the US chip industry.
Nokia's still in the mix, though.
Cable provider Cox is positioning itself to join Comcast, Charter and Altice USA in selling mobile service and cellphones to its broadband customers.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone warns on rip-and-replace costs; FTTH Council Europe formulates to-do list; virtual healthcare app needs treatment.
'The impact on the network has not been extreme at all' during the pandemic, though Liberty Global might look into minor changes in areas that are seeing some upstream congestion, a top engineering exec says.
Finnish vendor conducted research into which services will likely drive 5G takeup, with consumers citing fixed wireless access and enterprises pointing to video applications.
HFC is evolving into a connectivity and compute platform woven together with virtualization as cable ops prepare to support a more diverse mix of apps and services, CableLabs' Belal Hamzeh says.
After initially rolling out a Chromecast extension to its browser-based streaming app, Comcast is now expanding Chromecast support to its Stream app for iOS and Android mobile devices.
After canceling the on-site event in Denver, the cable engineering and standards-setting organization will push ahead with a completely digital format for the event, which will take place October 12-16.
The FCC released documents showing the companies that may bid in its upcoming CBRS 3.5GHz spectrum auction.
The Chinese company's importance to the 5G standard has probably been overstated, says Richard Windsor of Radio Free Mobile.
WWT warns carriers that enterprises think cloud service providers and tech companies are the 'edge experts.' The good news is that they can do something about it.
The debut of 5G in Taiwan will set off a new round of competition in one of the world's most fiercely contested markets.
When it comes to awarding spectrum for telecom services, countries should try to be more like Finland and less like Italy.
Meanwhile, cable access revenues declined 22% even as shipments of DOCSIS 3.1 CPE accelerated.
The FCC has been tasked with ripping Huawei's equipment out of US wireless networks. Now it has to figure out what goes in its place.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: DNA enhances TV offer with StreamBuilder; Ghana hopes to cut MTN down to size; Sky Italia gets hyper-personal.
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson makes a brief guest appearance on this week's pod. Sort of.
With many telecom retail outlets now facing permanent closure, digital care channels supplemented by self-service functions are becoming increasingly important for customers.
Germany operator confirms plan to sell mobile sites to Telefónica-owned tower unit for €1.5 billion.
Don't be fooled into thinking that China is a long way ahead of the US in 5G.
Investors including Facebook have piled into the Indian firm in search of growth opportunities during the coronavirus pandemic.
Despite a warning of possible attacks on infrastructure or technicians during '5G Global Protest Day' last week, most US officials reported a quiet weekend.
Deal to integrate Android TV in a line of TCL-made TVs amps up retail competition in the smart TV market and emerges as HBO Max runs into trouble getting distributed on the Roku and Amazon Fire TV platforms.
Akamai began construction of a private fiber backbone three years ago. Today the effort stretches across North America, Europe and parts of Asia.
The COVID-19 pandemic may have changed how Americans define television and what they think of as their primary source of entertainment.
Like the incumbent carriers, cable's wireless activity has been stunted by the pandemic, but MSOs are expected to keep the pressure on and seek ways to drive in new customers.
Huawei's role in the UK's 4G and fixed broadband history does not justify its involvement in the country's rollout of 5G networks.
A new survey found that 50% of Chinese respondents plan to purchase 5G in the next 12 months. But the analysts behind the survey don't believe Chinese operators will have much to cheer about.
Targets auction in September and launch by December.
Numerous German companies want to build their own networks and avoid public systems operated by telecom service providers, say German authorities.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: England's mobile phone stores prepare to reopen; Openreach encourages Scotland to spend big on digital infrastructure; Sky plans canned noise for supporter-less soccer matches.
Swedish vendor sees negative impact from 5G business in China in Q2 but expects 'healthy profitability' ahead.
The Wall Street analysts at Wells Fargo reported that one contact said Dish has already inked leases for hundreds of cell towers to hold its 5G equipment.
Dynamic spectrum sharing (DSS) is going live on AT&T's network, but only for customers in parts of Texas across three different phones. And don't expect faster speeds either.
Network supplier surpasses expectations. Strong order-book impresses.
Japanese e-commerce giant says the move will address some of the shortcomings of the non-standalone system it has built.
'Experts' who depict 5G as the ultimate evil could provide the vindication that others seek for their criminal behavior.
This week in our WiC roundup: The pandemic could negatively affect diversity efforts; companies like Cisco are aligning money with ethics; queer women and nonbinary people in tech get their own who's who list; and more.
Chipmaker points to delays at 'large North American mobile phone' customer that will push its usual annual revenue uptick into the current, third fiscal quarter.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Switzerland ahead in Europe's 5G race, says Omdia; Telecom Italia cuts more jobs; COVID-19 app confusion in the UK.
The pairings between telecom operators and public cloud providers for edge computing and 5G are growing, a trend that's expected to pick up steam in the months and years ahead.
Citing potential net neutrality concerns, a set of Democratic US senators has criticized AT&T's sponsored data policy for the new SVoD service, arguing it could harm consumers and stifle competition.
Web giant is the latest foreign investor linked with the Indian telecom sector after recent moves by Facebook and various private equity firms.
A trade association for US cell tower technicians is warning its members of possible attacks this weekend. Ericsson will reportedly discontinue work on US cell towers due to the situation.
Cable op is developing enhanced television applications for its pay-TV platform that will be powered by tech from Watchwith, the deep metadata company Comcast acquired in 2017.
Prime Minister Johnson shows signs of backtracking on the Chinese supplier.
The US military said it will test 5G networks across a total of 12 bases, and will look at technologies ranging from spectrum sharing to 'Open Radio Access Networks.'
Eyeing improved pay-TV economics, the new offering, called 'Midco TV,' will run on mobile devices and Android TV boxes, use TiVo's UI and be underpinned by Vecima's CDN and video processing/transcoding platforms.
The company is in the early stages of considering a number of options, including sale.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: O2 rides the rails in the UK; Brit academic slams COVID-19 app strategy; Com Hem upgrades TV service.
Revenue shares of Cisco, Huawei and Nokia declined in the first quarter of 2020 compared to the same period of 2019.
Open RAN is a new way to build mobile access networks with many benefits.
As it works to reduce the cash outlay for renting space on cell towers, AT&T is threatening to move off of towers it deems too expensive.
Following its announcement last year of an investment into edge computing, CenturyLink said it's seeing interest from customers deploying private networks and IoT offerings.
The struggling mobile-focused streaming service confirmed internally that some senior execs are taking a voluntary 10% pay cut, but shot down rumors that the company is mulling a broader 10% staff layoff.
The 2020 update from the NEC subsidiary looks well timed, with 5G, the cloud and a microservices architecture all in mind.
Cable op has quietly more than doubled its cloud DVR storage hours – from 60 to 150 per sub – but how does it compare to the streaming competition?
The Chinese equipment vendor tried to bury details of its relationship with Skycom, a company that sold equipment to Iran in breach of US sanctions, according to new documents unearthed by Reuters.
T-Mobile is shutting off the 2.5GHz 5G signal on Nokia's equipment in New York City. Instead, the operator is using Ericsson equipment to broadcast that midband transmission.
Research firm says a quarter of mobile connections will be 5G by 2025.
The Swedish equipment vendor is in pole position as the US-led campaign against Huawei gathers momentum.
'Just the two of us,' crooned the late, great Bill Withers. He probably had this podcast in mind.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Iskratel tackles CPE; work begins on Channel Islands network upgrade; Telefónica offers its servers for research into diseases.
Finnish vendor said it helped mobile operator Elisa to reduce energy costs and CO2 emissions of its 5G basestation.
NEC will supply Rakuten's 5G core. That's noteworthy considering Rakuten has emerged as a leading player in the global wireless industry's move to open, cloud-based network technology.
After attracting 265,400 customers with more than 10 employees and a whole host of weird cocktail parties, the video conference star predicts another killer quarter ahead.
Antietam Broadband has eliminated its data usage plans and data caps permanently after relaxing those policies temporarily during the pandemic. Antietam's move could pressure other cable ops to follow suit.
Telecom companies including Huawei, Pacific Networks and ComNet are among those in heated legal disputes with US officials, who are aiming to turn the world against China.
Times are good for the top brass at the UK operator, but less rosy for the service provider's European workforce.
AT&T's smartphone customers won't incur data-usage fees when they watch content from HBO Max. That's likely an indication of AT&T's efforts to ensure the success of the offering.
The event was originally scheduled to run today and Wednesday – which would have marked the first fully virtual Cisco Live US.
Fixed wireless broadband startup is succeeding in a slow, targeted way against rivals in markets such as Boston, but Starry's greater impact on the national US broadband market is still a drop in the bucket.
Beleaguered Caribbean operator sets sail on mobile network JV with French telecoms group.
German operator prefers to rely on a European supplier for the 'security-relevant' 5G core.
Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah has ordered the regulator to issue 700MHz spectrum to five individual operators.
Satellite broadband company has laid off about 300 employees and paused hiring to ease the financial impact of an in-flight business that's been hit hard by a major cut back in air travel during the pandemic.
The industry is still riven over plans to reserve spectrum for companies outside the telecom sector.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UK operators to be 'compensated' for Huawei strip-out; Italy pilots decentralized COVID-19 app; CityFibre poaches some of Ofcom's legal firepower.
Warren Schlichting's exit comes amid steepening losses at the Dish-owned OTT-TV service provider.
Dish Network said it hired Dave Mayo, a former T-Mobile network executive, to head up its 'wireless buildout strategy and execution of the company's deployment of the nation's first standalone 5G network.'
Complete with a website, hashtag and possible testing rig, Rohde & Schwarz is looking to take an early lead in the discussion around 6G.
As expected, Canada's BCE said it will sell its data centers to Equinix. The operator joins Verizon, AT&T and others in exiting the data center business.
In this podcast, Light Reading International Editor Iain Morris and Editor-in-Chief Phil Harvey discuss whether stopping Huawei in the US and Europe will do much of anything to slow down China from becoming the world's dominant technology superpower in the next decade. They also examine the most recent court ruling against Huawei's CFO, and what it means as she fights extradition to the US.
In response to the pandemic, Comcast has accelerated the introduction of a new 'At Home' product that provides a dedicated, commercial-grade service paired with a simplified, company-paid billing structure.
The UK's 5G service does not look like it is off to the flying start that 4G had several years ago.
For 5G to succeed, operators and telcos must learn how to forge partnerships and build new businesses across numerous verticals – something they've never done.
South Korea's largest mobile operator sets in motion a third 'Wave' at its TIP Ecosystem Acceleration Centre (TEAC) – this time to try and spur 5G edge innovation in a 'post-COVID-19 world.'
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: investment firms launch bid for MasMovil; Kenyan government proposes new digital levy; management maneuverings at Net Insight.
UK-based operator launches two new initiatives to help tackle climate change.
Sensing a sizable opportunity, Oracle is joining the likes of Ericsson, Huawei, Microsoft, HPE and others in selling 5G core services to mobile network operators.