Says the video delivery sector has been 'meaningfully impacted' by the pandemic, slowing deployment decisions on the vendor's new Framework platform for cloud and on-prem services.
In a display of goodwill and confidence in its underlying business, Netflix has begun to auto-cancel subscriptions that have been inactive for a year, estimating that it pertains to a small sliver of its base.
Heineken CEO Jean-Francois Van Boxmeer to replace Gerard Kleisterlee in November 2020.
There's no silver bullet solution for smart cities projects, so cable ops are utilizing a variety of technologies, including LoRaWAN, cellular, Wi-Fi and narrowband-IoT, to support those efforts.
Things are going well in Sri Lanka and Indonesia, but not so good in Malaysia and Nepal.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Northern Ireland turns away from the UK's COVID-19 app; 5G fails to capture the imagination; Openreach tweaks product terms as office lock-out continues.
The IT giant looks set to announce thousands of layoffs and speed up its services transition after a disappointing set of results.
This week in our WiC roundup: The N95 mask's origin story; women in tech concerned about job loss; Intel announces new diversity goals; and more.
The huge gap between subscriber totals and number of devices sold shows that, for all the hype, China's 5G is still a game of giveaways.
Also, it happened on a Tuesday (which would reinforce the alliteration in the headline) but I decided that thing was totally tiring.
Pearson shares his forecast for when standalone 5G will emerge and the potential barriers to commercial deployment.
India will auction spectrum later this year, but it is not including 5G airwaves in the sale.
He's misunderstood like Jesus was, and he needs all the help from heavenly forces he can get.
T-Mobile's 'Connecting Heroes' offers free service to all US public and nonprofit state and local fire, police and EMS departments. But there are plenty of caveats.
Comcast's affirmation of that commitment comes amid chatter that the cable op has reassessed its near-term engineering priorities during the pandemic. Still, that decision could impact suppliers involved in the project.
New partnership with China Broadcasting Network Corporation (CBN) for joint 5G build gives China Mobile access to valuable 700MHz band.
Nokia and Adtran look set to profit as the UK incumbent ups rollout targets and works to limit its reliance on Huawei.
South Korean behemoth starts work on sixth domestic foundry to bolster chip-manufacturing capacity using advanced sub-5nm process technology.
Telecoms group reports 3.6% revenue growth in the first quarter of 2020, with a slight rise in EBITDA.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: top BT execs do the decent thing; TIM, Google collaborate on cloud services; Colt appoints new CEO.
One of the premier US telecom standards organizations is now pushing for a new public-private partnership to ensure the US 'will be at the forefront of 6G development and deployment.'
The Indian operator has been under pressure ever since archrival Jio entered the market, but its latest figures are cause for some optimism.
T-Mobile said it scored a 1Gbit/s speed test on its 5G network in New York City – and that transmission didn't even use two of the three 'layers' in T-Mobile's promised 5G 'layer cake.'
AT&T said it will comply with the National Advertising Review Board and will discontinue its '5G Evolution' adverting. But its '5GE' icon will stay.
Altice USA, Cox, NCTC and Verizon are among the latest to agree to offer the new supersized SVoD service, but Comcast and Dish are still absent from that list.
As ZTE parades its 6G colors, Huawei's defense of global standards may serve only to hasten their demise.
Commissioner Brendan Carr says proposal to remove the 'overhang of legacy media regulations' sets stage for 'Broadcast Internet' services that ride on ATSC 3.0 to deliver 25 Mbit/s data streams.
German cable operator boasts 'solid' Q1. Confirms full-year guidance.
Owned by Irish billionaire Denis O'Brien, the Caribbean operator is asking bondholders to write off money they are owed.
Those roads will be strewn with signal power challenges as spectrum is raised to 1.8GHz, but DOCSIS 4.0 provides a prime opportunity to rethink the design of HFC networks and introduce a new Distributed Gain Architecture.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia boasts 5G world record; Etisalat loses CEO; Altice pays off debts; Angola awards fourth license.
Irish operator reports 1% dip in Q3 revenue but EBITDA rises by 5% in the same period.
The FCC reversed course and now will allow fixed wireless providers, including those using 5G, to get government money for 1Gbit/s services. But the agency clearly has doubts that's possible.
With Australia making a poor showing in global broadband rankings, state and regional governments are beginning to deploy their own fiber networks as alternatives to the underwhelming NBN.
Apple's deal for NextVR, a company that produces live and on-demand VR content, emerges amid a report that the company is nearing the introduction of augmented reality specs under the Apple Glass brand.
Ligado promises to 'create a new kind of network,' but the company still faces political and vocal opposition from the likes of Defense Secretary Mark Esper and 'Miracle on the Hudson' pilot 'Sully' Sullenberger.
Aryaka's David Ginsburg examined several of the operator's enterprise customers' network traffic patterns and identified a few surprising trends.
UPS has been testing drone operations, but the company's appearance at the Wireless Infrastructure Association's Connect (X) trade show could indicate the company's interest in 4G and 5G connections.
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Shares in Italy's biggest phone company have tumbled after another round of customer losses and more divestment activity.
Light Reading's Iain Morris and Phil Harvey discuss this latest move in the US vs. Huawei, and Morris reports on Huawei's initial reaction, what we should expect next and how this could ricochet and affect Apple and others.
Huawei offered an incomplete Q1 picture and declined to give revenue guidance as it reels from the COVID-19 crisis and new US restrictions.
Verizon's latest Data Breach Investigations Report sheds light on lockdown dangers and debunks data-breach myths.
Although both AT&T and Verizon are part of the Open RAN Policy Coalition, T-Mobile is not. That's noteworthy considering T-Mobile is embarking on a major new 5G network buildout effort.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange gets into AI; Telia sells TV rights; Iliad seeks damages from Telecom Italia.
The two Swiss operators plan to build a fiber-to-the-home network covering up to 1.5M households over the next five to seven years.
Content in the 8K format remains sparse, but industry leaders in the video tech arena are sizing up new AI-assisted encoding techniques to deliver 8K in a bandwidth-efficient manner.
Demand for Northern Michigan University's LTE network, which currently serves 15,000 families and students, has skyrocketed during the pandemic. Is the network, built with Huawei equipment, a real security threat?
Light Reading's Mike Dano says that Microsoft's recent acquisitions of Affirmed Networks and Metaswitch signal that the company has bigger plans than just finding more stuff to sell to telcos.
Fully 115,000 of Verizon's employees worked from home during nationwide quarantine orders. Now, the operator is charting a course for some – but not all – of those employees to return to the office.
A report from the US Department of Homeland Security warns that the myth tying 5G with the coronavirus has already prompted arson and physical attacks against cell towers in several US states.
The latest US attack follows efforts by several European operators to cut their dependence on Huawei and poses the biggest threat so far to the Chinese vendor.
Comcast said its 5G will be available for no extra charge on its $45 unlimited and 'by the gig' plans. Charter, meantime, only offers 5G on its unlimited plan.
Show organizers determine that 'a return to (a new) normal is unlikely to be achieved by September' and will instead pursue digital alternatives.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Net Insight makes hay in the Middle East; Ericsson's China deals confirmed; bad 5G karma down Glastonbury way.
Record losses. No dividend guidance. Jack Ma ups sticks.
In this followup blog, Broadband Success Partners' David Strauss reveals more about cable operators' plans to leverage edge compute technology.
Operator provides route for Oppo to sell 4G and 5G smartphones in seven Vodafone markets in the initial phase.
We're a plane riddled with bullet holes, says senior executive, after US authorities prepared to slap new restrictions on the company.
Facebook's investment in Jio could trigger a new wave of digital disruption in one of the world's biggest markets.
Research firm maintains overall RAN growth outlook for 2020, despite COVID-19 uncertainty.
Roku and Amazon – two of the biggest video providers in the market – do not have agreements to distribute AT&T's HBO Max, a situation that clearly casts a shadow over the operator's video ambitions.
Cable providers like Comcast and Charter have already outstripped AT&T and Verizon in terms of quarterly postpaid mobile customer additions. What they do next could cement their mobile ambitions.
Arsonists in New Zealand have carried out 14 attacks on cell towers in the past six weeks alone, causing damage and disruption at a time when people are relying on connectivity the most.
Despite some launch delays caused by COVID-19, broadcasters intend to light up ATSC 3.0 signals in several markets this year as new 3.0-capable TV sets arrive on the scene.
UK telecom giant BT is in talks about a partial divestment of Openreach that would value the network's business at £20 billion (US$24.4 billion), according to a Financial Times report.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. is to begin construction of new $12B facility in 2021, with production slated to start in 2024.
This week in our WiC roundup: How to tell if your future employer is focused on diversity; YouTube's policies leave room for error; women take the lead in cybersecurity practices; and more.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telia does remote healthcare monitoring with Capio; media network home run for Net Insight; 5G not imminent in Africa.
Japanese disruptor's plans are dealt a blow by the virus, but a spokesperson insists there will be minimal impact on business performance.
Intelsat is one of the primary users of C-Band spectrum, which the FCC wants to auction for 5G. Now the company's future is in the hands of a bankruptcy judge.
Although Metaswitch reported revenues of just $180 million in 2019, the company is viewed as a knowledgeable vendor of deep networking services, which signals Microsoft's ambitions in the space.
The German telecom incumbent has cut about 4,000 jobs from its payroll this year so far as it continues to pursue greater efficiency.
The Internet equipment giant is suffering as supply chains are disrupted and business customers cancel projects.
COVID-19 sent Gogo's business into a tailspin, but the company still plans to build its planned 5G network – for the moment at least.
China's 5G dominance is causing some experts to blather about the possibilities for 6G, but the country's leadership in this space is brittle.
But speed is not king when it comes to video experience.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange announces new subsea project; Bouygues' first quarter dinged by COVID-19; Germany's approach to coronavirus contact tracing.
But cable operator remains bullish on how 5G can be applied to other applications and portions of the market.
Teutonic giant maintains outlook for €800 million in earnings growth this year, describing itself as an 'anchor of stability.'
Swiss operator reports revenue growth for the first quarter of 2020 and said business remains robust, but coronavirus effects were evident in March and the outlook is less certain than before.
Invoking the International Emergency Economic Powers Act, President Trump is moving to extend a block on US business with China's Huawei until next year.
In what some analysts describe as a 'fatal flaw,' an FCC extension of a program designed to prevent network operators from canceling customers' service during the pandemic is driving certain ISPs to seek money from Congress.
In addition to 'bread-and-butter' activity, the pandemic has likewise 'generated a huge amount of effort' at the Commission, Ajit Pai says during NAB Digital Express keynote.
Instead of staging a live conference in London next month as previously planned, Light Reading will now run a free, digital event over two afternoons in mid-June because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
New remote PHY 'shelf' running Harmonic's CableOS software enables MSOs to quickly add upstream and downstream capacity without the troubles typically associated with traditional node splits, company claims.
AT&T's CEO said HBO Max will be available across distributors like Charter Communications, Apple and Google. But Amazon will likely be missing from that mix.
The world's most exciting network operator wants service providers in other markets to buy its cloud.
Verizon plans to eventually expand its 5G Home service to 30 million US households, while T-Mobile is targeting 10 million households by 2024. And neither company is changing those plans due to the pandemic.
KT reports weak Q1 2020 results, with a 12.8% fall in net profit, a 4.7% decline in operating income and flat revenue.
The parent company of 1&1 Drillisch reports only moderate growth in operating profits, although it hails the first quarter of 2020 as a good start to the year.
US tech giant ploughs $132M into 11 'disruptive' tech startups, two of which are Chinese semiconductor companies.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telia Norway switches on 5G in Oslo; Nokia teams up with Microsoft on data center OS; UK broadband networks standing up to COVID-19, says Ofcom.
Joe Wytanis, an exec late of Cisco and Scientific-Atlanta, came on board in 2018 to help the cable modem vendor, which sells products under the Motorola brand, make some headway in the service provider market.
T-Mobile is working to build a 5G network spanning roughly 85,000 macro cell sites, and is already upgrading some sites at the rate of 1,000 towers a month.
Verizon's Hans Vestberg wants to take 5G nationwide, just in time for a 5G iPhone in the fall. But he's working to lower expectations for nationwide 5G working in lowband spectrum.
Cutting opex and goosing performance are driving forces for FTTP upgrades, but Altice USA believes the move will also enable it to lean more heavily on its HFC network to backhaul wireless traffic.
The ailing Indian operator hopes a deal with IBM and its Red Hat subsidiary will reduce costs and boost competitiveness.
Cable op has made 'small' investments in two yet-unnamed wireless ISPs to help the operator reach into adjacent areas and has signaled its interest in participating in upcoming spectrum auctions.
Even though traffic patterns changed, new apps became necessities, and a year's worth of network growth happened in less than a week, the Nokia Deepfield team said the world's service providers were ready.
CEO Glenn Lurie explained that the COVID-19 pandemic was the catalyst for the cost-cutting effort, but not necessarily the driving reason for it.
Although Rogers launched 5G in a few select locations earlier this year, BCE said that its planned 5G launch has been postponed while Canadians deal with the pandemic.
This week the beer-soaked Brits have a rummage around in their own backyard.
Nick Read says his company has the 'right formula' for success in a market where broadband wholesale partners are available and TV is heading online.
Guidance unchanged, although Q2 promises to be a bumpier ride.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: KCOM owner looks to break up the business; Ekinops secures first customer for OTN switch; ADVA braces for quantum attacks.
European standards body throws its hat into the ring with new specs group to build standardization framework.
Despite a retail slowdown, Ericsson says that COVID-19 has accelerated the growth of 5G and that the company will eclipse its previous target of 100 million 5G subs this year.
UK-based operator is looking to protect margins and profitability with sales under pressure in the new normal of COVID-19.
Optiva said the board couldn't meet Ms. Royston's compensation requests.
FirstNet, with partner AT&T, is looking at 5G technologies like Device to Device (D2D) and enhanced Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Services (MBMS). But it has no 5G launch date yet.
The main focus for Flex is on broadband service and improving broadband churn, but Comcast hopes to further monetize the platform with advanced advertising and by reaping app sales revenues.
A new cell tower transmitting in millimeter wave (mmWave) spectrum has sparked a disagreement among Wall Street traders looking to shave a few extra milliseconds off their transactions.
BCE may follow Verizon's move to sell its data centers to Equinix. But how this could affect the wider move toward edge computing remains to be seen.
With around 7 million macro cell sites deployed worldwide, the radio access network (RAN) is critical global infrastructure.
Two years after announcing plans for 13,000 job cuts, the UK telecom operator looks as flabby and legacy-burdened as ever.
Along with a focus on near-term network and service needs, the pandemic is 'making every cable operator relook at their network,' says Technetix exec Sandy Howe.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Sparkle enters SD-WAN partnership; call for new UK tech regulator; Isle of Wight app latest.
SoftBank Corp claims COVID-19 has had 'immaterial impact' on fixed and mobile operations.
Reports over the weekend claim that Trump administration is seeking to reduce reliance on Asian factories.
US private equity firm follows Facebook and Silver Lake into the Indian telecom market.
Fueled by the pandemic, subscriber losses among traditional pay-TV service providers fell to a record 1.8 million and OTT-TV players lost 341,000, according to new analysis from MoffettNathanson.
Some states are opening up and that means we're seeing a shift in broadband traffic patterns (again). To get a handle on what's happening, we follow up with Plume CMO Todd Grantham.
With the US rushing to create alternatives to Huawei, it's important to examine why and how the Chinese firm rose to success in the first place.
Industry analyst Patrick Lopez on why telcos and their suppliers need to adopt processes that will help increase competition and allow a more flexible sourcing strategy.
This week in our WiC roundup: Women are more likely to be promoted, kindof; Oracle faces a potentially major payout to female plaintiffs; universities keep pushing for STEM diversity even with classes moved online; and more.
TeraGo in Canada has long offered fixed wireless services in millimeter wave spectrum. Now, though, it's planning to upgrade its network to 5G with Nokia.
Led by ad- and subscription-based apps and services, total streaming hours on Roku's platform jumped 49% to 13.2 billion while 'active' accounts neared 40 million.
Dish's video sub losses ballooned to 413,000 in Q1 2020, including 281,000 sub losses at Sling TV.
Research and consulting firm Strategy Analytics reported that roughly 22% of all smartwatches shipped worldwide contained cellular connectivity (mostly 4G) in the first quarter of 2020.
Dish is in hurry-up-and-wait mode as it prepares to close the acquisition of the Boost business, but Chairman Charlie Ergen predicts the company will be in the postpaid wireless business a year from now.
Europe's largest cable operator reports lower operating cash flow, slightly lower revenues and higher customer losses as the novel coronavirus spreads, but company maintains financial guidance for year.
A new report from Sandvine offers a cohesive look at how global lockdowns affected Internet traffic, essentially funneling it through fixed consumer broadband networks.
India's long-suffering telecom sector is managing to attract investors thinking about the country's long-term potential.
Vendor has seen an uptick in CCAP software licenses and node splits that help MSOs add capacity to keep up with traffic demands. However, the impact of COVID-19 has caused sales to slump across the board.
SK Telecom said 5G helped drive up Q1 revenue – despite gaining fewer subscribers than projected and seeing a 6.4% fall in overall operating income.
CEO sees 'limited impact' on Q1 results and shareholders escape dividend cut.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: COVID-19 clobbers Nexans' earnings; 5G wipes the floor with Wi-Fi, says Opensignal; ADVA gets in sync.
The UK incumbent is now trading at its lowest level in more than a decade and its job is not about to get easier.
Mobile and cable giants come together to present a stronger challenge to BT, promising £10 billion of investment in the UK over the next five years.
Amsterdam-based group describes first-quarter performance as 'balanced,' although a decline in roaming revenue offset greater demand for broadband services.
T-Mobile officials suggested that the economic upheaval from the pandemic could push more customers to seek its cheaper plans, backed by its growing 5G network.
Cable operator also confirms it is seeking voluntary layoffs among some workers with the Altice Technical Services unit.
Open RAN was supposed to be about cost savings and innovation, but it is increasingly – and misguidedly – about shutting out the Chinese.
Video specialist says new receiver will enable cable operators to test next-gen broadcast signals on a small scale and allow them to tack on some of ATSC 3.0's more advanced features at their own pace.
A new Reuters report indicates that US officials are working on rules that would allow US companies to work with Huawei on 5G standards. That effort could forestall a US-China split in the standard.
Verizon's new 'touchless retail' strategy will be in full effect.
Although it hasn't seen a big revenue hit yet, the big Latin American MSO is preparing for the worst by cutting capex and opex and withdrawing its financial guidance for the year.
TiVo enters the crowded and competitive streaming platform market with an Android TV-powered streaming dongle that delivers 4K and HDR video and supports the new TiVo+ service and a multitude of apps from Google Play.
The new measures will give the Chinese government additional tools to wield against foreign suppliers.
Loon – the balloon-based Internet services company that spun out of Google's R&D division roughly two years ago – now has an agreement with AT&T. That might pave the way to revenues later.
Three's CEO gives update on vandalism, network usage trends and employees as UK lockdown enters seventh week.
Too much Chinese equipment in the UK's biggest full-fiber network will force Openreach to make changes at a difficult time.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Scottish broadband buildouts; France lambasts Apple over iPhone intransigence; Vodafone invites itself to latest open RAN party.
The German operator said revenue and earnings growth outperformed previous quarters.
Hulu's live TV/SVoD combo ended the quarter with 3.3 million subs, up 65%. However, Disney has sidelined investments in Hulu's international expansion during this phase of the pandemic.
Officials from T-Mobile, Crown Castle and Verizon are among those looking at a mostly untarnished landscape for 5G network rollouts. The same is not true in other countries around the world.
RootMetrics tested cloud gaming services across 4G and 5G networks in Los Angeles. The results show 5G was almost up to the task.
Multimedia over Coax Alliance has a new man in charge as org seeks commitments for a new 10-Gig-capable MoCA 3.0 spec and fights for relevancy as Wi-Fi starts to encroach on pieces of MoCA's turf.
In this Mentor Spotlight, Edith Santos explains how NTT is addressing the cybersecurity threat landscape in light of COVID-19 and why enterprises need buy-in at the top to implement a successful cybersecurity strategy.
Led by a former official at the US Department of Commerce, the Open RAN Policy Coalition looks about as political as telecom gets.
3Peak, one of the first investments of Huawei's venture arm Hubble Technologies, is aiming to raise 850 million yuan (US$120 million) on the Shanghai science and technology board.
Feamster joins the podcast to discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting Internet traffic.
Also in today's EMEA regional rounup: Openreach boss wants business rates cut; Virgin Media scores backhaul deal; Vodacom launches 5G in South Africa.
Week six of the great coronavirus lockdown and the podcast crew's morale is flagging. But wait, here's the earnings season to cheer everyone up!
GPU powerhouse makes further inroads into the data center.
A new report from Omdia and BearingPoint/Beyond says operators have taken the lead on just a fifth of 5G projects so far.
Eko alleges that Quibi is infringing on technology that powers the new, premium short-form streaming service's 'Turnstyle' feature for mobile phones.
Tech giant buys Israel-based urban mobility platform to enhance its Mobileye service.
But T-Mobile expected to push the national launch of its new streaming service to sometime this summer while many of its retail stores remained closed in response to the pandemic.
The investment firm quickly follows Facebook into the Indian telecom market.
Hulu and Disney+ are points of light amid dim times being cast across Disney's theme parks, movie studio and traditional TV businesses during the COVID-19 crisis.
The Finnish vendor's efforts to restore the all-important 5G business have put a squeeze on other investment activity.
Sale of the Swedish manufacturer's US call-routing unit is reportedly on the cards.
Conversational AI has been a goal of carriers for several years but chatbots, dumb-bots and IVR systems have provided only artificial experiences without the intelligence.
Telefónica confirms it is in talks about a merger between its O2 business and Virgin Media that would bring an end to the mobile-only strategy.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: O2 UK set to challenge Ofcom over auction rules; Christian Luiga steps down at Telia; the Isle of Wight's COVID-19 time to shine has come.
Millicom said Spain-based operator failed to gain regulatory approvals in time.
CEO says cable revenues rose in Q1 as operators upgraded software licenses and also bought a greater mix of network hardware.
Dish Network appears poised to close the purchase of roughly 9.2 million prepaid customers from T-Mobile. But there are 11,000 Californians that must be dealt with first.
Proposed deal would combine Liberty Global's Virgin Media business with Telefónica's O2 mobile unit, Bloomberg says.
In its last period as a standalone operation, Sprint reported postpaid and prepaid figures far above most Wall Street analyst expectations. And that could portend an imminent divestiture to Dish Network.
T-Mobile is closing some of its Metro by T-Mobile stores, but the move is happening amid its merger with Sprint and a possible economic slowdown.
Charter also tacked on 290,000 mobile lines, pushing that total past 1.4 million lines. Residential video losses improved to 70,000.
Are mobile operators central to the private mobile network opportunity? Or, with new enterprise spectrum allocations, are they destined to be usurped by vendors, systems integrators and enterprises themselves?
Famous for iPhones and other expensive gadgets, Apple could become increasingly dependent on its fast-growing services business while the pandemic lasts.
Taiwan telcos report Q1 earnings and raise 5G warnings.
Revised guidance heaps more misery on shareholders.
Operator enters phase two of its COVID-19 response strategy, with plans to focus capex on improving capacity rather than building new networks and other cost cuts.
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Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ursula Burns steps down at VEON; Swiss soldiers test coronavirus app; Three UK zero-rates video consultations with the NHS.
The tie-up between the social network and the Indian telco is a further nightmare for other service providers in the country.