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Dish's 5G construction chief talks network speeds, public clouds and more
News Analysis | 2/26/2021

'We're pretty optimistic about open RAN and its ability to do a number of things,' says Dave Mayo, who recently assembled the leadership team for Dish's four network regions.

India gets new social media, OTT rules
News Analysis | 2/26/2021

Indian government issues new regulations for digital media, including Internet firms, OTT platforms and online news.

Elon Musk says Starlink speed doubling to 300 Mbit/s
News Analysis | 2/24/2021

Elon Musk says Internet-from-orbit serve Starlink will double its speeds this year to 300 Mbit/s, and reach all the earth's services by 2022.

Google Cloud puts Intel inside Anthos in 5G push
News Analysis | 2/23/2021

Intel is Google's latest partner for its Anthos for Telecom effort. The companies are targeting both network operators as well as enterprises building their own networks.

Twilio Q4 revenue surges 65% on back of SMS revival
News Analysis | 2/19/2021

Cloud business Twilio, with its SMS API platform, sees fourth-quarter revenue up 65% as it sells $1 billion of fresh shares.

How a new crop of vendors is breaking into the 5G core
News Analysis | 2/19/2021

Casa Systems, HPE, Mavenir, Microsoft, Athonet and Parallel Wireless are just some of the 5G core network vendors challenging established heavyweights like Huawei and Cisco.

RingCentral rings in 'outstanding' Q4, but investors want more
News Analysis | 2/17/2021

UCaaS specialist adds Vodafone Business to partner roster and targets Zoom market with Glip and RingCentral Video.

Deutsche Telekom shows Europe has lost the public cloud fight
News Analysis | 2/15/2021

The German operator has urged Europe to stand up to US tech, but its own business appears to have backed down.

News bites: Coherent's third suitor ups the ante
News Analysis | 2/12/2021

Also included in our late afternoon summary of news and comment: stats from the Super Bowl of Wi-Fi and Dell'Oro projects growth for the CBRS RAN market.

Ligado to use Rakuten's platform for private 5G
News Analysis | 2/12/2021

Ligado Networks inked a memorandum of understanding to use the Rakuten Communications Platform, but Rakuten officials wouldn't describe Ligado as an RCP customer.

Pandemic pushes enterprises to hybrid cloud adoption
News Analysis | 2/11/2021

Nearly 61% of organizations are currently using or piloting hybrid clouds, according to a new report by NTT.

News bites: Unicorns are everywhere
News Analysis | 2/10/2021

Also included in our late afternoon summary of news and comment: Calix improves its cloud, Oracle recharges charging, Viasat offers in-flight Wi-Fi over Russia and Charter uses apps to make entertainment more accessible.

Sigfox brings in Google Cloud for next stage of IoT journey
News Analysis | 2/10/2021

IoT specialist was seeking a 'scalable, long-term solution' to process 'billions of messages each month.'

5G overshadows wireless operators' IoT businesses
News Analysis | 2/8/2021

From connected cars to fleet management, US operators have built IoT arsenals to address a variety of vertical markets. But today they aren't making much noise about their progress.

Rakuten counts 15 international customers for communications platform
News Analysis | 2/5/2021

'These are not small customers. Some of them are very, very massive,' Rakuten's mobile networking chief Tareq Amin says of the buyers of the Rakuten Communications Platform (RCP).

Ads spell strongest quarter in years for Alphabet
News Analysis | 2/3/2021

Christmas shopping boosted Google's ad revenues by 23%, its best quarter in years, but it still has a way to go to turn a profit out of the cloud.

AWS chief Jassy to succeed Bezos as Amazon CEO
News Analysis | 2/2/2021

Bezos says move will let him pour more energy into projects such as the Day 1 Fund, The Washington Post and the space-faring Blue Origin program.

Cohere CEO: New product, customer names coming this year
News Analysis | 2/2/2021

Startup Cohere Technologies was founded in 2011. Today, the company's CEO said it is 'very well funded into the future' and should begin naming operator customers this year.

Harmonic 'CableOS' rollouts rise to 44 customers, 2.6M cable modems
News Analysis | 2/1/2021

Vendor says pace of rollouts is picking up, but current deployments represent just 5% of the cable modems served by its initial customers.

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