Dish joins the likes of Verizon and Vodafone in partnering with Matrixx for billing, and will use the company to start 'dynamically changing prices throughout the day.'
Third mobile operator in Norway is aiming for a 20% market share in the medium term as it seeks to break up the Telia/Telenor party.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Sunrise opts for Nokia's charging software; ElevenPaths uses AI for malware detection; Proximus makes amends in the Congo.
Bidding is beginning to cool off in the FCC's auction of 3.5GHz CBRS spectrum licenses. But the event has already exceeded some expectations.
The US Commerce Dept. closes loopholes in its trade restrictions involving Huawei and puts more Huawei affiliates on the Entity List.
Italy's biggest operator says accelerating fiber-optic rollout means almost two thirds of families in 'white areas' now have access to FTTC ultra-broadband.
When Verizon first launched commercial mobile 5G in March 2019, the operator said it was worth an extra $10 a month. But the operator doesn't seem to believe that anymore.
Among Verizon's batch of new, unlimited wireless plans, 5G subs can tie in Disney+, ESPN+, Apple Music and Hulu's ad-supported SVoD service starting at $55 per line.
COVID-19 spurs Facebook to launch paid events for businesses, free for the first year (unless you're on iOS) while Telegram launches video calling.
French operator teams up with Spanish media group's new Téléfoot subscription service to broadcast domestic and European games.
President Trump told a weekend press conference that after banning TikTok he would turn his attention to e-commerce giant Alibaba and other Chinese companies.
Silicon designer completes demonstration of 5G data call using China Broadcasting Network's 700MHz spectrum, hitting over 300 Mbit/s on a Snapdragon X55 device.
As the telecom industry focuses on rolling out 5G mobile broadband technology across the globe, the real key to success lies in improving fixed broadband networks and smoothing the network evolution path.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Cellcom Israel dinged by COVID-19; HEVC Advance files lawsuit in Germany; Amazon faces German antitrust probe.
As sales fall, the equipment giant is trying to juggle a desire to invest in growth areas with the need to cut costs.
Starlink remains mum on pricing and packaging, but beta tests show speeds exceeding 60 Mbit/s down and more than 17 Mbit/s up, paired with latencies as low as 31 milliseconds.
Nuuday unit takes much of the blame (again) for falls in revenue and gross profit, with subscriber drop blamed on linear TV decline and COVID-19.
Partners will focus on German-speaking countries first with products for private 5G and 4G networks, including open RAN, cloud core and enterprise analytics.
This week in our WiC roundup: Women Who Tech runs grant program for COVID startups; Black Girls Code plans to reach 1 million girls; celebrating a tech legend's impact; and more.
Altiostar Networks, Arrcus, Enea, Etiya, Kaloom, Mavenir, Wind River and ZTE are among the companies shortlisted for the 'Most Innovative 5G Technology' category.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Everyone wants a piece of Cellnex; Romania's Digi has strong second quarter; Israel wraps up 5G tender.
Heavy Reading's Operator Strategies for 5G Transport Market Leadership Study explores how transport networks will evolve to support 5G services.
Coming off of its a recent deal for Disney programming, the virtual MVPD expects sub base to expand in Q3 as televised sports resume during the ongoing pandemic.
Germany's Deutsche Telekom pledge not to cut US jobs is looking shaky, and the carnage continues outside the US.
Zodiac Systems, recently acquired by Orion Innovation, is ready to scale up and help service providers around the world make the leap to next-gen IP video platforms, CEO Derek Harrar says.
Swisscom holds firm on full-year guidance (although revenue is trimmed a smidgen).
Australian telco Telstra stock slides after reporting 14% profit drop in full-year earnings, amid concerns over mobile and broadband businesses.
China's Bytedance and Reliance Industries are in talks over a possible buyout of Bytedance's TikTok app in India, according to media reports.
China Mobile said it has deployed 188,000 5G basestations - including Mount Everest - while China Unicom hit 210,000 to date, according to results.
A German government mandate about the use of O-RAN technology could provide a suitable Huawei exit strategy for Deutsche Telekom.
MEF hopes to clear the air by fleshing out a definition for Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) services – dubbed MEF W117 – and deliver a framework to standardize SASE services based on MEF's current standardization work on SD-WAN, security and automation.
Whether it's from Amazon or Microsoft or Google, the perfect storm of online game streaming is coming, and those operators that are unprepared will soon stand out.
AT&T, Cradlepoint, Linux Foundation Networking, Parallel Wireless and Comba Telecom, Radisys, SK Telecom and ZTE are on the shortlist for the 'Most Innovative 5G Strategy' award.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Italy's Fastweb thrives during pandemic; United Internet reports sales growth in Germany; Finland's Teleste stumbles badly.
Accedian, AlefEdge, Altran, Mutable, Red Hat, SK Telecom, Vapor IO, Volterra and ZTE all make the cut for crafting compelling edge computing strategies for an exploding market.
MaxLinear has accelerated product development after closing its Intel deal, and Broadcom, sources said, has secured the financial backing it desired to proceed with D4.0.
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 NBC Universal's new streaming service, Peacock: the latest news, why it matters and what's likely to happen next.
A group of local officials saw FCC rules around small cells as dramatic federal overreach. But a federal appeals court ruling casts those concerns aside.
The small Irish software company disappeared last month when it was acquired by Israel's Amdocs for just $180 million.
Milestone reached after Telekom Slovenije signs on the dotted line.
The redirection of content to direct-to-consumer streaming services by major media companies is 'strip-mining' the US pay-TV market and accelerating its demise, analyst Craig Moffett warns.
Better Vision Fund performance, and near-completion of enormous asset monetization program, help make up for the Q4 2019 disaster show.
China tech giant Huawei is in a race to find a new source of high-end chips, after the US chip manufacture ban takes effect from September 15.
US 9th Circuit Court of Appeals overturns 2019 ruling wireless technology company Qualcomm broke antitrust law with "unreasonably high" royalties for IP.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Germany's Freenet boosts profitability; UKWISPA shouts about Terragraph; Zain extends 5G footprint.
Sunrise was trying to buy UPC last year. Now UPC's owner is chasing Sunrise in a surprising turnaround.
Vendor is supplying extenders and software for the operator's premium Wi-Fi platform as the whole-home connectivity market continues to heat up at broadband service providers.
Six companies – Amdocs, Fortinet, Sprient Communications, Ekinops, VMware and Versa Networks (in partnership with Netcracker) – made the cut in the Most Innovative SD-WAN Product Strategy category.
According to figures from M Science, Verizon has sold a total of roughly 2.2 million 5G phones since first introducing the service in the middle of last year.
Factual-focused SVoD service started by Discovery founder John Hendricks sees a path to 'hundreds of millions of subscribers' worldwide, CEO Clint Stinchcomb says.
With almost 4 million customers, Consumer Cellular is one of the largest MVNOs in the US. And according to sources, the company is now fielding interest from buyers.
The SaaS and PaaS specialist reports a solid set of figures for its fiscal second quarter.
Gogo is planning to refocus exclusively around its business division, but said its 5G upgrade plans remain on track despite its withdrawal from the commercial space.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: United Internet lifts guidance; Deutsche Telekom and Telefónica dodge German fines; BEREC warns about government interference.
Two state-owned infrastructure specialists results – China Tower and Australia’s NBN Co are – reaping the benefit of 5G rollout.
The latest update, including details of a plan to speed up network rollout, may silence some of the Japanese firm's naysayers.
India's department of telecommunications will reportedly approve 5G trial applications by service providers soon - but only with non-Chinese vendors.
Nine companies – A1 Telekom Austria, Altran, B-Yond, Cujo AI, EXFO, Huawei, Jio/Guavus, Netcracker and TNS – made the cut in the Most Innovative AI/Analytics Strategy category.
US government said a total 530MHz of contiguous mid-band spectrum from 3450MHz-3980MHz previously owned by the Pentagon is now being made available for 5G.
Volkswagen is embarking on a major manufacturing plant update that appears tailor-made for 5G. Except that the company said it's using Wi-Fi and wired networks.
Five companies – Colt Technology Services, Comcast Business, Masergy, Verizon and CenturyLink – made the cut in the Most Innovative SD-WAN Service category.
U.S. Cellular hopes to gain more phone customers and use excess network capacity with fixed wireless in 5G mmWave spectrum. It will join Verizon in doing so.
Years of consolidation have left India with just three private-sector telcos. An unfavorable court ruling could finish another one off.
'With excess demand lingering, particularly in large urban areas, it seems likely aggregate bids will move higher,' wrote New Street Research of the auction.
Despite a surging OTT video market, Roku contends that data caps 'remain an avenue for anti-competitive conduct by broadband providers' while ISP competition remains insufficient.
Apple and Qualcomm face soaring costs as Trump's war on China ratchets up bans on social platforms TikTok and WeChat, as part of the Clean Network strategy.
A national network upgrade for Windstream will include photonics, coherent optical tech and software platforms from Ciena.
Indian PM Narendra Modi inaugurates 2,313km optical cable deployment by state-owned telco BSNL, bringing better connectivity to remote islands.
Microsoft is still said to be the frontrunner to buy the short-form video social media platform, as TikTok threatens legal action over Trump's US ban.
Subs growth and lower costs lift South Korean operator LG Uplus net 53%, while larger rival KT saw lower revenues and a mixed bag thanks to coronavirus.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EE extends emergency services network; Austria moves ahead with 5G auction plans; Telecom Italia, Telefónica consortium nearer to Oi deal.
Meanwhile, chairman Charlie Ergen says the 5G buildout is making 'steady progress' and that Dish hasn't given up on wanting to launch a 5G network core in one market in 2020.
Verizon is expected to spend big money in the FCC's spectrum auctions. But it is also acquiring spectrum from a variety of smaller license holders around the country.
Unlike many operators in other parts of the world, the Philippine telco has not been derailed by COVID-19.
But Dish's advantage in some areas could be fleeting as rural broadband funding initiatives gain steam. Meanwhile, Sling TV, Dish's OTT-TV option, sheds another 56,000 subs in Q2.
Singapore-based operator sees pandemic hit business operations with 15% slump in Q2 service revenue and expects dip to persist while continuing transformation.
The Italian phone operator eyed a leading role in the market on its creation but since then it has lost millions of customers and seen revenues plummet.
Together, Airtel and AWS will sell a range of AWS products as part of Airtel Cloud, to enterprises large and small.
This week in our WiC roundup: Snap announces hiring goals; diversity isn't just checking boxes; COVID-19 affects salary negotiations; and more.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telkom/Airtel merger in Kenya is off; Sparkle's shiny new CEO; Call of Duty update puts strain on UK networks.
Heavy Reading's Operator Strategies for 5G Transport Market Leadership Study explores how transport networks will evolve to support 5G services.
Cable One has acquired stakes in Wisper and NextLink as it aims to reach more homes and businesses in areas near its wireline footprint.
Executives from American Tower, Crown Castle and SBA Communications all suggested T-Mobile is dragging its feet in its 5G buildout. Not so, says T-Mobile's Mike Sievert. 'We're going like crazy.'
Seven companies, with six offerings – AT&T and Colt Technology Services; Cisco, Ericsson, Infinera, Microchip and RtBrick – made the cut in a highly competitive category.
To keep churn in check and keep pace with the competition, ViacomCBS's new deluxe-sized OTT offering will need to up the tempo on new original content, analyst says.
Infinera's outgoing CEO described the situation as a 'once-in-a-lifetime opportunity' for companies that compete against the Chinese vendor.
CommScope's CPE business continued to struggle in Q2, but vendor says sales at T-Mobile are 'ramping' in the wake of the recently completed Sprint merger.
Customer losses and rising costs blight financials for the first six months of the year amid questions about IT transformation and Huawei replacement.
Telcos and cloud providers are both customers and competitors. The move to 5G commercialization and private networks could deepen all sides of these complicated relationships.
Forget 5G: media and commerce are making the gains for Asian operators right now.
BSS specialist also shows off strong order book and ups fiscal-year revenue guidance.
The VNF Firewall will be hosted on the existing devices Windstream's customers use for the SD-WAN service, which is VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud hardware.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: TikTok plans data center in Ireland; MTN has a decent first half; Ericsson takes 5G to Latin America.
The cloud and server technology company raised $704 million from initial public offering, but investors seem unimpressed with the 'disappointing' IPO.
Perceptions it lags rivals in the important Russian market had already led to a loss of market share. Then the pandemic struck.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo outlined the government's new 'Clean Network' effort that targets everything from Chinese apps to undersea cables.
Mike Thelander of Signals Research Group bought a Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra to test T-Mobile's new standalone 5G network. However, 'the phone is not staying in standalone mode.'
Streaming hours jumped to 14.6 billion amid pandemic-fueled stay-at-home orders, but Roku warns that the performance of its ad biz will be murky through the rest of 2020.
Five companies – Boingo Wireless, Celona, Federated Wireless, Mavenir and Nokia – made the cut in the Most Innovative Private Wireless Networks Strategy.
New SVoD streaming service will help Discovery build on its base by reaching broadband-only customers and viewers who remain outside the traditional video ecosystem, CEO says.
Google's Fi MVNO is testing Passpoint technology with Boingo that will allow its customers to automatically connect to Boingo's Wi-Fi hotspots. The impetus for the action is unclear.
NeoPhotonics expects revenues from Huawei to decline from 50% of its total to much lower levels, a development the company said indicates that the Chinese vendor has met its inventory stockpile goal.
SoftBank's telco and e-commerce unit benefits from a surge in teleworking demand amid the coronavirus pandemic, despite a drop in mobile sales.
During the COVID-19 lockdown, UK adults spent a staggering 40% of waking hours watching TV and streaming services, according to a report by Ofcom.
The low-cost, entertainment-focused OTT-TV service provider says subscriber growth has rocketed 300% in the past year.
If the Italian phone incumbent cannot negotiate a majority stake, its outlook will suffer.
On this episode of 'What's the Story?' – a new series from the Light Reading Podcast – Iain Morris talks with pod host Nicole Ferraro about open RAN: the latest news, why it matters and what's likely to happen next.
SK Telecom and Microsoft will launch the Xbox cloud gaming streaming service in South Korea in September, the only Asian country joining the global launch.
Disney's streaming service proves a hit amid an otherwise challenging period, thanks in part to the COVID-19 pandemic and standout shows like The Mandalorian.
Australian operator Telstra is speeding up 5G rollout – and raising prices – while in New Zealand, the platform has only just arrived via local telco Spark.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone and Ericsson build private network for Centrica; uCPE testing calls on Arm technology; Salt tastes success in Swiss broadband comparison.
Companies including Intel, Keysight Technologies, General Electric and Extreme Networks have teamed in the Avnu Alliance to make time-sensitive networking (TSN) in 5G a reality.
SBA Communications and American Tower are investing millions of dollars into open datacenters around the country, both big and small. Their goal is to compete with the likes of Amazon and Akamai.
Now a 'broadband first' company, WOW is migrating subs off its legacy pay-TV platform and encouraging them to explore OTT options or its new Android TV-based IPTV offering.
The sale of the UK's only major technology player in the open RAN ecosystem would hardly support efforts to rekindle the domestic telecom supply chain.
FCC Commissioner Michael O'Rielly has worked to free up critical midband spectrum for 5G. Now he doesn't have a job, reportedly because he disagreed with Trump's campaign against Twitter.
Reliance Jio Infocomm wants to move India's 2G subscribers to 4G – causing headaches for rival operators like Vodafone Idea and Airtel, and industrial IoT.
T-Mobile says benefits of standalone 5G include a 40% improvement to latency, a 20-30% boost in download speeds and a 30% increase in its nationwide 5G coverage area.
Omdia's Cliff Grossner explains how this acquisition may impact the industry at large and shares his predictions for the SD-WAN market in the coming months.
Ofcom says no to operators calling for an administrative award of spectrum instead of a competitive auction. Its logic makes little sense.
CEO Fries upbeat on Q2 results. Claims to be making 'great progress' on the proposed merger of Virgin Media and Telefónica UK.
Video vendor says work stemming from SES partnership focused on reclaiming C-band spectrum for 5G will drive material revenues as early as Q4.
Amdocs; Cohere Technologies; Rakuten, Intel and Altiostar Networks are in the running for the 'Most Innovative Mobile/Wireless Product or Service' award.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ukrtelecom rolls out broadband to rural notspots; Seacom boosts capacity on African subsea cable; UK politicians sounds TikTok alarm.
Finnish telecoms vendor to provide Taiwan operator APT with non-standalone and standalone 5G RAN and core in latest Taiwanese network deal.
Five companies – Amdocs, CommScope, Promptlink, Synamedia and ZTE – made the cut in the Most Innovative Cable/Video Product or Service category.
The Patterson (Calif.) Unified School District has built a small, private wireless LTE network in the unlicensed 3.5GHz CBRS spectrum band. The pandemic-inspired project could become a trend around the US.
As the new CEO of Dasan Zhone, Vogt returns to his telecom roots as the supplier seeks to expand in North America.
Dish Network said it will purchase Ting's retail business. But hiding behind that transaction is the bigger move by Dish to offload the management of its MVNO business to Ting's owner, Tucows.
The Finnish equipment vendor may have turned an important corner at a very opportune geopolitical moment.
Both OEMs have reason to cheer, despite overall smartphone shipment volumes decreasing 16% year-on-year. Samsung? Look away now.
Digicomm deal provides continuity as ATX prepares to sell GainMaker-compatible products along with a mix of its own next-gen cable access network products.
NTT DoCoMo's Smart Life services save Q2 bottom line.
US software giant continues talks with parent company ByteDance over TikTok in the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand after White House intervention.
AT&T confirmed it will partner with Union Wireless to construct a FirstNet network across rural Wyoming. Union is one of the many small wireless network operators that uses Huawei equipment.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Stirling work from CityFibre; Telia sells Afghan stake; new boss at Olivetti; 5G – The Movie.
Three companies – Colt Technology Services, HGC and PCCW Global – made the cut in the Most Innovative Telco Cloud Strategy.