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Rakuten thanks Nokia for 4G but says NEC is 'our future'
News Analysis | 3/4/2020

The Japanese company prefers to shop locally for its 5G products, it made clear during a press conference this week. It is not alone.

CommScope to reassess R&D spending in areas such as set-top boxes
News Analysis | 3/4/2020

However, CPE biz remains an important cash generator and a strategic piece of the portfolio that pulls through other products with different margin profiles, CFO says.

Telco giants team on interoperable edge computing
News Analysis | 3/4/2020

China Unicom, KT, Telefónica, and Telstra are collaborating on a new interoperable multi-access edge computing (MEC) initiative.

Omdia's Thomas Morrod on how 5G can impact GDP
LRTV Interviews | 3/4/2020

Speaking at the recent Future Vision event in London, Omdia's research and analysis executive director, Thomas Morrod, gives a long-term view of how 5G could boost GDP by enabling incremental business opportunities in specific vertical sectors.

Eurobites: Nokia, Telenor and Telia trial MOCN-based network-sharing in Denmark
News Analysis | 3/4/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia cuts jobs in Finland; British MP highlights Huawei 'slave labor'allegations; ECI acquired by Ribbon; 'Fitbit for cows.'

A new approach to upgrading optical networking at the edge
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 3/3/2020

Huawei's new Liquid OTN solution is a small granularity technology that offers some significant benefits for organizations that need guaranteed bandwidth, low latency and resilient optical connections.

Laying the foundation for long-term 5G success
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 3/3/2020

A successful 5G rollout is not just about upgrading existing basestations or deploying some new ones. Nor is it simply an upgrade of core network capabilities.

2020 set up as 'an investment year' for Comcast, CEO says
News Analysis | 3/3/2020

Comcast chairman and CEO Brian Roberts touts initiatives underway at Sky, the coming launch of the Peacock streaming service and new projects underway at NBCU's parks division.

AT&T aims to keep selling DirecTV 'where it has a rightful place'
News Analysis | 3/3/2020

Meanwhile, AT&T reportedly has halted online sales of U-verse TV as the new OTT-delivered AT&T TV service becomes company's pay-TV workhorse.

AT&T preparing to unveil massive, three-year cost-cutting plan
News Analysis | 3/3/2020

AT&T's John Stankey said the operator's cost-cutting program could generate 'double digits of billions [in savings] over a three-year planning cycle,' and cover areas ranging from power usage to call centers.

Verizon CFO: COVID-19 hasn't affected us... yet
News Analysis | 3/3/2020

Verizon's Matt Ellis said the operator hasn't recorded any 'material' effects from the COVID-19 coronavirus so far, but he cautioned that could change 'if we see continued disruption.'

Our Cable Next-Gen event is going ahead as planned
Breznick Unbound | 3/3/2020

Despite concerns about the spread of COVID-19, Light Reading's Cable Next-Gen Technologies & Strategies event is still a go for Denver in two weeks.

Japan's Rakuten gives new meaning to 'bill shock'
News Analysis | 3/3/2020

Prices are just half what rivals charge, but Rakuten may have a long and arduous journey toward profitability.

Finding the sweet spot for 5G iPhones
News Analysis | 3/3/2020

Apple recorded a blockbuster quarter during the critical holiday shopping season, partly thanks to its $700 iPhone 11. But will the company maintain that $700 offer in an age of 5G?

Telenor takes step closer to zero-humans business
News Analysis | 3/3/2020

The Norwegian operator has already shed thousands of employees and more are set to go under plans announced today.

India's RJio wants to develop its own 5G
News Analysis | 3/3/2020

The disruptive Indian operator is now looking to seize the 5G technology initiative from the traditional vendor community.

Eurobites: Virgin Media rejigs partner contracts, brings field visits back in-house
News Analysis | 3/3/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone invests in space-broadband venture; Nokia sets out fiber access stall; Telenor keeps tight grip on costs.

Cable must fight 'creeping complacency' about emerging broadband threats – analyst
News Analysis | 3/3/2020

Fixed wireless broadband represents the 'most important threat' to cable broadband and new satellite-based options are also worth a wary eye, Craig Moffett concludes in a report sizing up the state of US broadband.

Podcast: Orange Business Services CEO on becoming a network-native, digital service provider
Kelsey's Grammar | 3/3/2020

OBS CEO Helmut Reisinger weighs in on what it means to be network-native and how the service provider stands out from its competition.

OFC management: 500 sponsors and exhibitors are planning to attend
News Analysis | 3/3/2020

The annual optical networking confab said that cancellation lists don't tell the full story of what's set to happen in San Diego next week.

Viavi trumpets 'first' test tools for open RAN specs
News Analysis | 3/3/2020

The network test vendor, already included on an illustrious list of vendors supporting Rakuten Mobile, is claiming an industry first with the launch of an open RAN test suite.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Nokia, ZTE and telecoms investment
LRTV Documentaries | 3/3/2020

Team Pod delves deep into Nokia and takes a look at the (largely) forgotten man of Chinese equipment vendors – ZTE.

China goverment inspectors flay operators over number portability
News Analysis | 3/3/2020

Chinese operators have come in for heavy criticism over their response to the introduction of MNP.

Comcast, AT&T, Verizon lead $67M in telecom lobbying in 2019
News Analysis | 3/2/2020

The nation's top telecom operators spent a combined $67.36 million in 2019 on regulatory lobbying. That's a slight increase from 2018.

COMSovereign buys VNC for LTE equipment play
News Analysis | 3/2/2020

COMSovereign's CEO said VNC will help the company become one of the only US-based providers of 'connectivity solutions that span the entire data transmission spectrum.'

Discovery's streaming service will play nice with pay-TV partners
The Bauminator | 3/2/2020

'The cable guys aren't going to wake up and find out what we're doing,' CEO David Zaslav says.

Walmart, Verizon in 5G partnership talks – report
News Analysis | 3/2/2020

A 5G partnership between Verizon and Walmart could include everything from the installation of 5G antennas in Walmart stores to streaming video of doctor visits.

AT&T TV streams nationwide
News Analysis | 3/2/2020

Following a string of market trials, AT&T has expanded the reach of a new streaming service delivered on an Android TV box that aims to revitalize AT&T's struggling pay-TV business.

Huawei, ZTE continue their advance under US fire – Dell'Oro
News Analysis | 3/2/2020

A US campaign has failed to halt the Chinese companies, with major Western equipment makers ceding further ground.

Podcast: Helmut Reisinger, CEO of Orange Business Services
CxO Spotlight | 3/2/2020

The IT and integration side of Orange has been touting its credentials as an option for enterprises that need help managing multi-cloud environments. Reisinger weighs in on what it means to be network native, how OBS stands out from its competition and what a company that size does to prepare for the business impact of the new coronavirus and the reality that we're all suddenly a lot less mobile.

Huawei, ZTE may face India exclusions after government move
News Analysis | 3/2/2020

Feeling its companies do not get a fair deal in China, India's government has unveiled a new rule allowing it to restrict Chinese vendors.

China finally embraces full Internet peering
News Analysis | 3/2/2020

China has scrapped hefty Internet data charges in a move that should help China Mobile but hinder the country's other two big operators.

Nokia CEO Suri quits after 5G setbacks
News Analysis | 3/2/2020

Boss of Finnish network firm will be replaced by Pekka Lundmark, the CEO of Finnish energy firm Fortum, but not until much later this year.

Eurobites: Spain's MásMóvil to buy Lycamobile for €372M
News Analysis | 3/2/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Iliad closes fiber deal with InfraVia; Vivendi fights Italian court over Mediaset; Nokia loses market share.

Singtel tackles 5G network slicing with Nokia
News Analysis | 3/2/2020

Singapore-based operator flags trials with Finnish vendor with aim of providing customizable services to support different 5G use cases and applications.

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