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Broadcom signals delay to new Apple iPhone launch
News Analysis | 6/5/2020

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.

Eurobites: France, Germany suit up for cloud 'moonshot'
News Analysis | 6/5/2020

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.

How Amazon, Microsoft and Google are courting – and challenging – telcos
News Analysis | 6/4/2020

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.

AT&T catches heat for HBO Max data cap exemption
News Analysis | 6/4/2020

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.

Amazon wants to buy stake worth $2B in India's Airtel – reports
News Analysis | 6/4/2020

Web giant is the latest foreign investor linked with the Indian telecom sector after recent moves by Facebook and various private equity firms.

US cell tower techs warned of 5G attacks
News Analysis | 6/4/2020

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.

Comcast teases 'interactive livestreams' for X1
The Bauminator | 6/4/2020

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.

UK in search of Huawei 5G replacements – report
News Analysis | 6/4/2020

Prime Minister Johnson shows signs of backtracking on the Chinese supplier.

US military expands 5G testing to include AR, spectrum sharing and open RAN
News Analysis | 6/4/2020

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.'

Midco nears debut of new IP-based video service
News Analysis | 6/4/2020

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.

HKT weighing sale of international unit PCCW Global – report
News Analysis | 6/4/2020

The company is in the early stages of considering a number of options, including sale.

Eurobites: Iliad, Open Fiber 'close to deal'
News Analysis | 6/4/2020

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.

Telecom equipment market gets off to weak start in Q1 2020 – Dell'Oro
News Analysis | 6/4/2020

Revenue shares of Cisco, Huawei and Nokia declined in the first quarter of 2020 compared to the same period of 2019.

Making open RAN happen
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 6/3/2020

Open RAN is a new way to build mobile access networks with many benefits.

AT&T: We moved hundreds of tower sites in 2019 to get better deals
News Analysis | 6/3/2020

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.

CenturyLink touts early edge computing customer wins
News Analysis | 6/3/2020

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.

Quibi cuts back – report
News Analysis | 6/3/2020

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.

New Netcracker suite lures 15 customers to the show
News Analysis | 6/3/2020

The 2020 update from the NEC subsidiary looks well timed, with 5G, the cloud and a microservices architecture all in mind.

Comcast beefs up cloud DVR storage
News Analysis | 6/3/2020

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?

Huawei tried to cover up its control of Iran's Skycom – Reuters
News Analysis | 6/3/2020

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 moving NYC's midband 5G signal from Nokia to Ericsson
News Analysis | 6/3/2020

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.

CCS Insight more bullish on 5G than GSMA
News Analysis | 6/3/2020

Research firm says a quarter of mobile connections will be 5G by 2025.

Goodbye Huawei, hello Ericsson: Swap-out gathers pace
Morris Lore | 6/3/2020

The Swedish equipment vendor is in pole position as the US-led campaign against Huawei gathers momentum.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: M&A, retail and social media
LRTV Documentaries | 6/3/2020

'Just the two of us,' crooned the late, great Bill Withers. He probably had this podcast in mind.

Eurobites: Fastweb boosts its enterprise appeal with Cutaway acquisition
News Analysis | 6/3/2020

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.

Nokia trumpets green credentials with 5G liquid cooling tech
News Analysis | 6/3/2020

Finnish vendor said it helped mobile operator Elisa to reduce energy costs and CO2 emissions of its 5G basestation.

Rakuten unwraps NEC's 5G core
News Analysis | 6/2/2020

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.

Zoom blooms and another boom looms soon
The Philter | 6/2/2020

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.

Small US cable op scraps its data cap
The Bauminator | 6/2/2020

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.

US continues push to keep China out of its telecom networks
News Analysis | 6/2/2020

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.

Vodafone bosses boost their pay as jobs are culled
Morris Lore | 6/2/2020

Times are good for the top brass at the UK operator, but less rosy for the service provider's European workforce.

AT&T's Sponsored Data rises again for HBO Max
News Analysis | 6/2/2020

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.

Cisco donates $5M to anti-discrimination organizations, postpones Cisco Live
News Analysis | 6/2/2020

The event was originally scheduled to run today and Wednesday – which would have marked the first fully virtual Cisco Live US.

Starry's base growing by 10% per month, nearing 100K sub mark – analyst
News Analysis | 6/2/2020

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.

Digicel embarks on Iliad odyssey
News Analysis | 6/2/2020

Beleaguered Caribbean operator sets sail on mobile network JV with French telecoms group.

Telefónica Deutschland opts for Ericsson as 5G core partner
News Analysis | 6/2/2020

German operator prefers to rely on a European supplier for the 'security-relevant' 5G core.

Malaysia minister sidelines regulator with shock 5G directive
News Analysis | 6/2/2020

Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah has ordered the regulator to issue 700MHz spectrum to five individual operators.

Viasat cuts staff, sizes up LEO satellite opportunity for rural broadband
News Analysis | 6/2/2020

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.

German 5G industrial plan will punish smaller firms, says Orange exec
News Analysis | 6/2/2020

The industry is still riven over plans to reserve spectrum for companies outside the telecom sector.

Eurobites: Tele2 Sweden goes 5G roaming in Latvia
News Analysis | 6/2/2020

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.

Schlichting out, Schwimmer in as Sling TV's top boss
News Analysis | 6/1/2020

Warren Schlichting's exit comes amid steepening losses at the Dish-owned OTT-TV service provider.

Dish adds former T-Mobile exec Mayo to 5G buildout recipe
News Analysis | 6/1/2020

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.'

Testing giant Rohde & Schwarz kicks off 6G marketing efforts
News Analysis | 6/1/2020

Complete with a website, hashtag and possible testing rig, Rohde & Schwarz is looking to take an early lead in the discussion around 6G.

Equinix to buy BCE's data centers for $750M
News Analysis | 6/1/2020

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.

Podcast: Light Reading's Iain Morris on Huawei's future and what it means for China
LRTV Interviews | 6/1/2020

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.

Comcast Business tailors new offering for home workers
News Analysis | 6/1/2020

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.

BT 5G turns one year old with not much to celebrate
Morris Lore | 6/1/2020

The UK's 5G service does not look like it is off to the flying start that 4G had several years ago.

The biggest 5G challenge for telcos? Learning to collaborate
News Analysis | 6/1/2020

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.

SKT kick-starts new TEAC Wave
News Analysis | 6/1/2020

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.'

Eurobites: Is a Huawei handbrake-turn ahead for UK?
News Analysis | 6/1/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: investment firms launch bid for MasMovil; Kenyan government proposes new digital levy; management maneuverings at Net Insight.

BT sets out green ambitions post COVID-19
News Analysis | 6/1/2020

UK-based operator launches two new initiatives to help tackle climate change.

Oracle looking to sell 5G core to network operators
News Analysis | 6/1/2020

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.

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