We discuss HBO Max, Peacock and more as the week of #CES2020 gets under way and service providers continue to stake their claims in the consumer subscription video business.
Communications service providers are accelerating the adoption of NFV and virtual networking in 2020-21, according to the results of an Ovum survey.
New operator-tailored version of Fire TV will bring competition to Google's Android TV Operator Tier as well as the cable industry-backed RDK platform.
Nesten is the latest company to try and create a user-made IoT network with its $3,600 G1 node.
Cable op also details a new multi-Gig-capable 'XB7' gateway that is equipped with WiFi 6 and low-latency features tailored for online gamers.
Apple is reportedly working on ways to connect its devices directly to satellites, a move that would bypass terrestrial 5G networks. But Apple is still expected to move forward with 5G iPhones this year too.
Dialogic's software business expands Enghouse's already sprawling product portfolio, beefing up its position in the enterprise video and unified communications market.
A battle is brewing between wireless carriers and utilities over whether 5G small cells can be installed on top of street lights. One problem? The street lights might fall over.
Liu Xiaoming says a 5G ban on the controversial Chinese vendor could damage relations between China and the UK.
Spanish firm's euro 6.4 billion M&A spree gives it tens of thousands of mobile tower assets in eight European countries.
Middle Eastern operator names Altiostar, Cisco and NEC as open RAN suppliers, but details of deployment remain thin.
Roku aims to wrest more control of the home entertainment ecosystem with certification program that tightly ties its software for smart TVs with third-party connected audio products.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Saudi Arabia's Mobily opts for Ericsson; Ireland's data center dilemma; Sunrise appoints post-Swantee CFO.
And DOCSIS 4.0 specifications are expected to be completed in early 2020, CableLabs exec says.
The MTA has issued an RFP for companies that want to install cell service in the L train tunnel under the East River, building on existing service in underground subway stations.
Many telcos want to be major players in the IoT services market, but do they have what it takes? We asked the industry and our survey results show increasing faith in the telcos' ability to deliver.
TikiLive, a former Omniverse streaming partner, also claims it had a $40 million deal on the table before the Omniverse situation went south.
The acquisition is a big step in VMware's march from virtual machines to containers.
Devices still needed to connect major industrial equipment, buses and more, to 4G cellular networks.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Net Insight sells consumer streaming unit to Amazon; Cellnex continues shopping spree; Europe ahead in smart street lighting.
Dell said its new Latitude 9510 laptop will support 5G. But 5G providers shouldn't expect a boost to their revenues just yet.
A Wall Street analyst firm sat through the antitrust 'trial of the century' last month, and reached a firm conclusion: The judge in the case will probably block the merger of Sprint and T-Mobile.
Taiwan's operators are seeking government assurances as 5G spectrum auction bids near $3 billion.
Orange has leaped into banking – should other telcos follow? Industry leaders respond in a Light Reading survey.
Xumo's free, ad-supported video streaming service has already been integrated with Comcast's X1 video platform.
Prominent next-generation networking executive leaves Deutsche Telekom to join Amazon Web Services (AWS).
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Iliad completes towers sale; Portuguese spectrum auction coming soon; O2 spreads the 5G love in the UK.
The Indian government has given the Chinese vendors a new year's gift.