The Finnish equipment maker takes the wraps off its first 5G standalone service for enterprise customers as data shows continued momentum at its private wireless business.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: France goes easy on Huawei; Ericsson and Nokia could bear brunt of Beijing backlash; A1 Austria goes a-slicing.
In a dramatic move, the Indian service provider is building its own 5G technology that it plans to sell internationally.
CSG, Jio Platforms, PCCW Global and Whale Cloud make the shortlist for this year's Leading Lights award on blockchain strategy.
US sanctions leave the company with few options for high-quality components. A loss of competitiveness will be hard to avoid.
Despite setbacks, Huawei is positioned to dominate as 5G launches in Southeast Asian markets.
Cable op says a relatively new AI- and machine learning-assisted platform that orchestrates data from across the core network has helped Comcast maintain performance and rapidly pinpoint problems during the pandemic.
América Móvil, Telecom Italia and Telefônica get serious about the mobile assets of bankrupt Oi Group.
Starlink has promised to offer 100Mbit/s downloads nationwide, with latency of roughly 30mn. But given the number of unknowns surrounding the LEO provider, ISPs probably don't need to worry just yet.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: South Africa's Rain taps Huawei for 5G SA; Ericsson lands more 5G SA work at SoftBank; is time up for the rush hour?
The right BSS will help telecom operators ensure they have monetization systems that enable the flexibility, agility and innovation to create new 5G revenue opportunities.
Android TV also happens to be among the platforms supported by MobiTV, said to be one of the partners on board to get T-Mobile's revamped pay-TV product out the door.
Verizon said it successfully tested an 800Gbit/s connection with vendor Infinera. However, economics will continue to govern whether operators deploy 800G or 400G.
That future will be complemented by orchestration and new cloud capabilities that bring cohesiveness to multi-orbit satellite constellations that can also coexist with terrestrial networks, Steve Collar says.
Between swigs, Light Reading has been carrying out an in-depth investigation into the general public's reaction.
Dish Network's wireless business is headquartered in Littleton, Colorado, where it has said it will employ at least 2,000 people. The company is in the midst of staffing up to meet that goal.
Swedish vendor says it can swap equipment 'a lot faster' than the timeframe operators have been given, despite their own warnings of disruption.
Tech firms are reconsidering their futures as the Great Firewall is imposed on Hong Kong.
Swedish vendor says it has the capacity to handle swap-outs in Europe as shares are boosted by an encouraging set of results.
This week in our WiC roundup: The stats on LGBTQ inclusivity at work; how to self-advocate; caste systems follow Indian workers to the US; and more.
Swedish operator reports net loss for both the Q2 and six-month period due to impairment costs on Turkcell stake.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: European Commission scrutinizes Alexa and friends; Telia makes some changes; MTS launches 5G phone with Motorola and Qualcomm.
Fueled by a pandemic causing people to stay home, the SVoD giant tacked on another 10.1 million subs in Q2 2020, but expects the rate of sub growth to slow during the second half of the year.
Glenn Gore, director of solutions architecture for Amazon Web Services, spoke with Light Reading about the company's efforts in the telecom industry, and what role AWS might play in the future.
Parallel Wireless and i engineering are in the supplier mix.
T-Mobile said it will no longer charge extra for some robocall-blocking services, including caller ID. But the company's new 'Scam Shield Premium' app will cost $4 per month for some customers.
Even as it continues to deemphasize its own pay-TV offerings, the mid-sized US cable operator has unleashed its new WOW! tv+ IPTV service in Chicago, Evansville and Detroit.
The Telco Security Alliance (TSA) was formed in 2018 by AT&T, Etisalat, Singtel, SoftBank and Telefónica. In March the group recorded a massive spike in global hacking.
NBCU's new streaming service launched nationally on July 15, but, in a replay of the HBO Max situation, a stalemate is preventing Peacock from taking flight on the top two streaming video platforms.
Network operators require a single common infrastructure to simplify operations and cut costs. But is there a single right answer to that problem?
Although the companies remain vague on exactly what they plan to offer, Verizon and IBM said they will team up to create offerings that leverage both edge computing and 5G.
Fairness is a handy China talking point, but in reality it has made little effort to keep its promises on market access.
Having already hacked into headcount in the last few years, Telenor looks set to emerge from the pandemic with even fewer employees.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone calls for 5G auction be scrapped after UK's U-turn on Huawei; Privacy Shield trashed by EU's top court; O2 injects 5G into the fight against COVID-19 in care homes.
The Middle Eastern operator reports mixed results for the first six months but hails measures undertaken to counter the effects of the health crisis.
New financial results from América Móvil's TracFone indicate the company managed to get a new, cheaper MVNO deal. Some analysts expect Comcast and Charter to score similar, sweeter agreements.
The Indian service provider has received another injection of funding and made a bold claim on 5G.
SES and Intelsat were once partners under the auspices of the C-band Alliance. Now they're locked in a $1.8 billion legal battle over revenues from the upcoming C-band spectrum auction.
On this episode of 'What's the Story?' – a new series from the Light Reading Podcast – Kelsey Ziser talks with pod host Nicole Ferraro about SD-WAN: the latest news, why it matters and what's likely to happen next.
At just 7%, usage of Apple's SVoD service still lags far behind its rivals, and could force the company to reconsider its strategy before facing a possible mass exodus as subs start to roll off free trials.
Underlying earnings up, extraordinary dividend back on the table.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Belgium fines Google for failing to forget; Ericsson helps out at Omantel; China's ambassador slams UK's U-turn on Huawei.
The addition of Silver Peak to HPE's Aruba will assist enterprises in their edge-to-cloud transformations – the ease of which they can access cloud applications, support remote workers, and put data closer to the user.
The Internet giant sees an opportunity to play in India's technology sector as coronavirus quickens the pace of digital transformation.
Latin American giant loses 5 million wireless customers in Q2 2020 as COVID-19 lockdown measures bite.
Warnings of a swap-out bill in the 'billions' are looking wide of the mark now authorities have allowed seven years for Huawei's removal.
Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee for president, supports universal broadband, funding for 5G research and net neutrality, based on his latest position statements.
New agreement with city of Millcreek arrives as Google Fiber nears the completion of its network buildout in nearby Salt Lake City.
A ban on buying Huawei's 5G products starting in 2021 may have come too soon for open RAN or other non-Nordic alternatives.
The National Advertising Division took issue with Verizon's statement that 'people from midtown Manhattan to downtown Denver can experience what your 5G can deliver.'
Aaand they're back! Four months and 15 pods since the last in-person recording, the team is finally reunited in the studio.
A new silkworm-like robot from Facebook Connectivity that can deploy fiber across medium-voltage power lines emerges at an opportune time as policymakers and utilities elevate their focus on rural broadband.
Analog semiconductor consolidation doesn't get much bigger than this.
The South Korean electronics giant has released a new white paper on the '6G arms race' and its vision for likely applications.
A California court has denied Eko's motion for a preliminary injunction against Quibi, the premium, mobile-focused streaming service that launched on April 6.
Operators will not be allowed to buy 5G products beyond the end of this year and will have to remove Huawei's products by 2027.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telia Carrier lands Norway interconnect gig; Vodafone Ireland uses Enea for mobile video; another fine mesh from Wyld Networks.
Swedish vendor says it currently swaps about 100,000 mobile sites a year, more than twice the UK's installed base.
Finnish vendor says that by 2021, it will be able to instantly migrate more than 5 million 4G radio units to 5G.
Telcos can provide the networks and services that businesses need to re-invent themselves and adapt to life in a pandemic. But can they be socially responsible too?
Lindsay Gardner, a pay-TV industry vet who joined T-Mobile via the Layer3 TV deal, is exiting the company later this month as T-Mobile pushes ahead with a retooled version of its 'TVision Home' service.
The new American Connection Project Broadband Coalition – fronted by butter maker Land O'Lakes and comprising almost 50 tech, Internet and food companies – is the latest to seek rural broadband money.
Big Canadian cable and wireless operator reports revenue and profit declines for its fiscal third quarter but fares better than analysts projected as it shows signs of recovery.
A backlash against China has given Indian producers an opportunity on home turf.
Charter's play for Rural Digital Opportunity Fund subsidies could target about 2.5 million homes and focus on states where it already has a 'material presence,' analysts believe.
The Chinese vendor reports growth across all three business divisions as it fights a US-led campaign against it.
Escalating prices and the re-creation of big TV channel bundles will hinder consumer adoption of OTT-TV packages and not adequately stem traditional pay-TV cord-cutting, analyst says.
The South Korean equipment giant is highly regarded on the technology front, but will legacy shortcomings and interoperability challenges block its progress?
HPE said it will purchase Silver Peak, a leading SD-WAN vendor, with an eye toward supporting its edge-to-cloud strategy. Silver Peak will live inside HPE's Aruba unit.
Government expected to announce decision on Huawei this week; UK officials reportedly cozying up to 'Five Eyes' security alliance to explore alternatives to Chinese supplier.
Numbers aside, China has yet to prove that consumers see a value in upgrading to 5G.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: STC postpones purchase of Vodafone Egypt stake; TIM and Enel told to get a move on; Virgin Media brings fiber to Warsop.
Cloud services provider signals return to public market with second IPO in 12 years.
Even without Edge Gravity, Ericsson is still pursuing an edge strategy focused on software and integration under a DIY model that extends a technical bridge between service provider networks and hyperscalers.
As companies like Ericsson, AT&T and Comcast prepare to report their second-quarter results, the industry will be listening intently for comments on the recession, network capex and what the future holds.
Resolution with Washington Attorney General's office ends an investigation started in 2018 stemming from more than 600 complaints lodged by Frontier customers.
Verizon and T-Mobile are racing to launch the standalone version of 5G in the coming months, but AT&T is avoiding putting any specifics to its own standalone 5G launch plans.
Merged TPG is set to formally start operations on July 13 with a focus on 5G buildout as it takes on an Australian telco duopoly.
This week in our WiC roundup: Traditional funding enters the 21st century; unpaid labor at work; Pinterest is not the good guy of social media; and more.
Service providers in the UK have this week raised lots of unanswered questions about the cost of a Huawei ban.
New regulations set to bar US government from buying products with Huawei and ZTE components.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Swisscom lands banking contracts; Vodafone helps out with drone delivery of medical supplies; Google may escape EU probe over Fitbit buy.
TIA is building a global standard and benchmarking tool that can measure the risks present in each vendor's supply chain in real time.
Among them, will many customers who signed up for a lengthy, 90-day free trial stick around and actually pay for the premium, short-form video service? A new study says no.
Companies backed by Charlie Ergen (No. 304 on Forbes' billionaire list) and Michael Dell (No. 33) are bickering with companies backed by Elon Musk (No. 31) over 5G in 12GHz.
The Consumer Technology Association is pushing the FCC to relax rules around pre-orders and imports for 5G phones, arguing the move would improve the US marketplace for the next-gen network technology.
The Finnish vendor has today added a new switching line to its portfolio of optical and routing products, promising features that have not previously been available.
Small Cell Forum forecasts a growing number of new entrants as the business case surrounding private enterprise networks gathers strength.
The industry is still far from turning slicing into a seamless and monetizable service.
NTT Americas CEO Simon Walsh tells Light Reading's Kelsey Ziser and Phil Harvey about his company's challenge to help enterprise customers 'painlessly' connect to multiple clouds, multiple network operators and data sets in a secure, distributed workplace.
Matt McConnell, an exec late of Comcast Technology Solutions, takes over as MediaKind's CEO, succeeding Angel Ruiz, who has been named chairman.
Senior executive at South Korean vendor tells UK politicians that no company trying to satisfy shareholders would be able to price equipment at Huawei's levels.
Haivision says Teltoo, a Spain-based company with ties to the cable industry, will help continue its expansion into the video delivery product marketplace.
UK mobile operators say a rapid swap-out of the Chinese vendor's equipment would lead to major disruption and cost billions in rip-and-replace costs.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom helps digitalize air traffic control; Orange gets the IoT call from McConnell Dowell; Dundee in line for larger slice of BT cake.
A new report from Sophos found that 70% of organizations experienced a 'public cloud security incident' in the last year.
Verizon and Vodafone announced their edge computing partnerships with Amazon AWS late last year. Now, they're offering further insights into what they hope to achieve from those partnerships.
Phillips 66, one of the nation's biggest oil refiners, built a private wireless network across a third of its refinery in Belle Chasse, Louisiana, using AT&T's 700MHz and 1900MHz spectrum licenses.
The latest figures don't reflect the fuller, more recent impact of the pandemic, but the virtual MVPD is confident that consumers will turn to streaming services when live televised sports return.
New integration supports Sling TV's various pay-TV packages, including its Orange and Blue offerings, on Comcast's new platform targeted to broadband-only customers.
On this episode of 'What's the Story?' – a new series from the Light Reading Podcast – Mike Dano talks with pod host Nicole Ferraro about Dish Network entering the wireless space: the latest news, why it matters and what's likely to happen next.
In addition to Cisco Secure SD-WAN Technology, AT&T has an existing partnership with VMware for SD-WAN services.
UK chip designer gets backs to its roots and possible relisting.
Stephen Bye, Tom Cullen, Dave Mayo, Jeff McSchooler and Marc Rouanne are the five men charged with building a cloud-native, open RAN 5G network for Dish Network for $10 billion.
Chinese vendor says it can meet current demand in the UK but fails to reassure the market that a long-term solution to US trade restrictions is in view.
With 5G on board, Asian telcos are now moving to shut down their 2G networks.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Iliad founder worried over 5G scare stories; Sunrise chooses Comarch for IoT expansion; Proximus parts merge.
'Human interface' technology specialist to pay $250 million for wireless IoT rights and assets in an all-cash transaction.
Rosenblatt analyst Ryan Koontz said Verizon is close to replacing Nokia with Samsung as its major 5G supplier. But the company said Nokia 'continues to be an important partner.'
A Wall Street analyst firm is expecting the big American wireless network operators to heavily promote the 5G iPhone this fall. But they're warning against inflated sales expectations for the gadget.
Threatening language by China's UK ambassador is inappropriate and overlooks the perilous nature of Huawei's current predicament.
After a four-year pause on market expansion, Google Fiber is gearing up to start network deployments in West Des Moines, Iowa, via a new public/private partnership with the city.
The FCC's upcoming 3.5GHz CBRS spectrum auction is generating plenty of bidding interest, causing industry analysts to boost their financial forecasts for the event.
Automation is vital for raising confidence levels that 5G services and networks can be fully secured in the post-pandemic world, writes Heavy Reading's Jim Hodges.
Masks are becoming de rigueur among retail stores operated by the nation's biggest wireless network operators. But that doesn't mean every store that sells cell phones requires a mask.
A deal with BSNL would mark the arrival of Tech Mahindra as a 4G supplier to the Indian market.
New AI-assisted tool is helping cable operators identify and pinpoint the source of upstream network noise during a pandemic that has caused peak usage to surge, CEO says.
The Swedish equipment vendor is conspicuous by its absence from the recent O-RAN marketing activity.
Samsung is joining Nokia in the move to sell fully open and virtualized 5G radio access network products. Those initiatives could put pressure on Ericsson to do the same.
Open Fiber deal gives French telecoms Group an Italian route into broadband. Telecom Italia investors take fright.
Reports in the Australian press have drawn attention to a joint venture between the Swedish vendor and a Chinese company blacklisted by the Pentagon.
This could be the last time you get to see Scott's pile of overdue filing, so make the most of it.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: eSIM company claims 5G first; Swisscom tops eco-rankings; Openreach spreads fiber across Edinburgh.
More musical chairs at the France-based group as it implements a wide-ranging reshuffle of top management at its European operations.
Tucked away in Dish Network's announcement last week that it would enter the wireless industry was a promise to follow through with the $3.6 billion purchase of 800MHz spectrum from T-Mobile in 2023.
Following a data-gathering exercise to gauge the ethnic makeup of its workforce, the UK operator will set targets.
Activist hedge-fund Elliot Management – the same company that pressured AT&T – is now urging Crown Castle to make changes that would pull the company away from small cells.
CEO Anders Nilsson sails away. Telco operations veteran Kjell Morten Johnsen takes his place.
The Chinese equipment vendor is being driven out of telco networks in the West as the US stays on the offensive.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Colt appoints new CCO; using drones to fix cell towers; smart home devices losing their luster in MEA.
The Chinese equipment maker faces a UK ban, according to press reports, because new US sanctions make it an even bigger risk.
ANSII indicates that it will limit authorizations to use Huawei equipment to between three and eight years.
The Indian conglomerate will become a major shareholder in the UK-backed alternative to the EU's Galileo initiative.
The 3GPP is expected to issue 'Release 16' of the 5G standard Friday. It will support fancy new technologies like network slicing, Integrated Access Backhaul and vehicle platooning.
Geoverse is looking to sell private wireless LTE offerings using a unique combination of its licensed 600MHz and 700MHz spectrum licenses and CBRS spectrum.
The Cloud Native World program last week offered evidence of progressive telco thinking and the same old barriers to faster adoption of cloud-native architectures.
Tencent GM Wang Yachen warned an online conference audience this week that 5G needs to be more cost-effective in order to compete in B2B.
More than half of consumers can't fix their own technical issues, a number that surges to 73% among those who don't consider themselves tech-savvy, Sweepr finds in survey of 600+ people in the US and UK.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UK wants to pronounce on O2/Virgin Media merger; Ericsson takes TDC to the water; beaucoup de connectivity en vacances, promises Orange.
Private equity firm splits retail and infrastructure operations of former Telenor CEE assets, just like it did with O2 Czech Republic a few years ago.
UK operator lines up Ericsson, MediaTek, Oppo and Qualcomm to help with its standalone 5G network and installs trial network at Coventry University.
The data center business of one of India's biggest telcos has attracted investment amid surging demand for cloud services.
If the Chinese vendor were not so technically gifted, it would probably have been sent packing already.
Verizon has loudly touted its plans to expand its mmWave 5G network. But AT&T and T-Mobile have remained conspicuously silent on the topic.
Integration builds on new SVoD's tie-ins with Android TV devices and gives TiVo's new streaming device a point of differentiation against two platforms that currently don't support HBO Max – Roku and Fire TV.
Target of passing 15 million homes with 'gigabit-capable' networks by end of 2021 apparently on track.
While dozens of companies debate the US government's role in open RAN, the almighty dollar is driving the discussion.
KT CEO Hyeon-Mo Ku warns that slow 5G takeup means operators must switch to focusing on the enterprise.
The open radio access network (RAN) specification group now has 26 operator members.
The Internet platform's audience has been growing just as major advertisers decide to practice social distancing.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: T-Systems focuses on its Brot und Butter; Israel to track COVID-19 victims; Huawei provides Massive MIMO in Johannesburg.
The Chinese are increasingly out of favor in the huge Indian market, creating opportunities for domestic and other foreign vendors.
fuboTV is raising prices in the wake of its Disney deal while AT&T is boosting first-year pricing on its contract-based DirecTV and new AT&T TV services.
Some utility companies may need to update their existing WiMax networks due to the CBRS auction. But they might also bid for CBRS spectrum licenses for private wireless LTE networks.
Many mobile operators want 5G to be built on a cloud-native stack from the RAN to the network core.
US officials are promoting open RAN as an answer to China, but the technology specifications are based partly on Chinese IP.
Dish Network officially entered the wireless industry with the purchase of Sprint's Boost brand from T-Mobile. However, Dish's new Boost service plans aren't very exciting.
Licensing deal will deepen Peacock's streaming library as the service nears its national launch on July 15.
On this episode of 'What's the Story?' – a new series from the Light Reading Podcast – Paula Gilbert, editor of LR's sister site Connecting Africa, talks with pod host Nicole Ferraro about mobile data growth in Africa: the latest news, why it matters and what's likely to happen next.
Light Reading spoke with Marc Rouanne, who was hired late last year to construct Dish's 5G network, about the company's vendor choices so far, and how Dish is designing its planned network.
Comcast's usage-based plan offers only one courtesy month with no data cap, but its unlimited data plans are now less expensive than they were before the pandemic.
People more tech-savvy and data usage on the up, as UK lockdown reaches 100-day milestone.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom throws more cash at gaming; Three UK targets enterprise with Amdocs; EU adopts small cell rules.
Ireland-based BSS provider to implement real-time charging services for EE's mobile operations.
TianShu enables stronger collaboration between marketing, sales, planning, network planning, procurement, network construction and ongoing operations.