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Open RAN might actually be working
DanoVision | 8/31/2020

Dish Network's work with smaller vendors and Rakuten's turn away from Cisco and Nokia are early indicators that Open RAN may well be having an effect on the market.

Facebook takes aim at Apple over '50% dip' in ad revenues
News Analysis | 8/28/2020

Social media company accuses Apple of potentially devastating effect on ad revenues with iOS14, forcing apps to give users option to opt out of tracking.

Walmart enters the fray to buy TikTok in the US
News Analysis | 8/28/2020

US retail giant Walmart is the latest unexpected suitor in the race to buy the US business of video-sharing network TikTok, in a joint bid with Microsoft.

Google Cloud staffs up for telecom push
News Analysis | 8/27/2020

George Nazi, Shailesh Shukla and Kyle Forster (founder of Big Switch Networks) are just a few of the new faces in Google Cloud's push into the telecom space.

Oracle's telco strategy: 5G wins, RAN partnerships
News Analysis | 8/27/2020

Oracle says carrier customers are licensing its 5G network functions. In the near term, the company looks similar to other vendors but its longer-term story is unique.

DT launches cloud gaming, no thanks to MobiledgeX
News Analysis | 8/26/2020

DT has launched a new cloud-based video game streaming service, but a startup tailored by the company to support this kind of offering is not yet playing a part because of 'technology compatibility issues.'

CableLabs starts to connect on network convergence
News Analysis | 8/26/2020

The process will be evolutionary, but CableLabs and its members are working to define a cohesive framework for converged, wireless/wireline networks underpinned by virtualization, CableLabs' Mariam Sorond says.

Huawei loses groundbreaking global patents case in London
News Analysis | 8/26/2020

English courts can set licensing rates for global standard essential patents, says Unwired Planet v Huawei, a decision that positions London as a patent hub.

Eurobites: Deutsche Telekom makes cloud gaming play
News Analysis | 8/25/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone offers fiber broadband in three more UK cities; GDPR fines, and who's getting them; ElevenPaths acquires Govertis.

HPE positions itself as 5G arms dealer
News Analysis | 8/24/2020

HPE said it now counts two unnamed 5G customers, and that it is also helping one of the hyperscale cloud companies build a private 5G offer.

Security is top concern for enterprises deploying SD-WAN – report
News Analysis | 8/24/2020

Security was the top consideration for companies considering purchasing SD-WAN services, with 70% reporting this as a key concern.

Telefónica CTIO: 5G will rely on open networks
Column | 8/24/2020

5G networks will be built upon many different software components by multiple vendors. The whole industry must work together to make it a reality.

Light Reading Hall of Fame 2020
LRTV Documentaries | 8/21/2020

The Hall of Fame welcomes FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, Dish Network Chairman Charlie Ergen, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki and Infonetics Research Co-Founder and Analyst Michael Howard.

News outlets ask Apple how to land lower fees
News Analysis | 8/21/2020

Trade group Digital Content Next is the latest to query App Store fee structure, demanding to know how to lock in the same low rate as Amazon's Prime Video.

NTT revs up Indy 500 with AI and IoT
News Analysis | 8/20/2020

NTT's Accelerate Smart initiative aims to strengthen safety measures and improve data analytics for Indycar.

Eurobites: Sunrise tries on Red Hat for size
News Analysis | 8/20/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Kudelski H1 whacked by pandemic; CityFibre rolls along M4 corridor; Spotify goes quiet.

SpaceX lands $1.9B, Starlink launch hits 650 satellites
News Analysis | 8/19/2020

Reuse of Falcon 9 boosters fire up business case for Musk's satellite broadband project, as 75 investors close SpaceX funding round on valuation of $46 billion.

Telefónica called out over 75% loss of value over ten years – report
News Analysis | 8/19/2020

El Economista claims Telefónica lost €60 billion market value, risking EuroStoxx slot, as operator moves close to sale of El Salvador operation to America Movil.

Four things we've learned from China operator results
News Analysis | 8/18/2020

China Telecom has rounded out results season with a flat first-half result. China Mobile and MIIT results are also already out. Here's what we've learned.

Mobile network operators face app tsunami
News Analysis | 8/18/2020

App Annie highlights app-spending frenzy in H1 (and greater strain on mobile networks).

Five questions we need to answer about the edge
The Wizard of Roz | 8/18/2020

Latency is a big reason for application performance issues, but there are several varied factors that could make or break a telco business case for edge computing.

IoT, cloud ride to rescue as Telit doubles profit in H1
News Analysis | 8/18/2020

M2M company Telit saw revenues hit by the COVID-19 pandemic – however adjusted EBITDA and profit in cash figures rose in H1.

Oracle latest TikTok suitor, as video app defends virtue
News Analysis | 8/18/2020

Oracle joins the race for ByteDance's TikTok social video app – as the company launches a site dedicated to rebutting President Trump's security allegations.

Dish Network promises dynamic 5G pricing with Matrixx
News Analysis | 8/18/2020

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.'

TIM says 65% of rural families can access ultra-broadband
News Analysis | 8/17/2020

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.

Facebook launches paid live events, profit-shames Apple
News Analysis | 8/17/2020

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.

Time for some actual rules on China tech trade
News Analysis | 8/17/2020

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.

Qualcomm claims another 5G data call first over 700MHz
News Analysis | 8/17/2020

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.

NTT Data and Mavenir team for 5G campus networks
News Analysis | 8/14/2020

Partners will focus on German-speaking countries first with products for private 5G and 4G networks, including open RAN, cloud core and enterprise analytics.

Leading Lights 2020 Finalists: Most Innovative 5G Technology
News Analysis | 8/14/2020

Altiostar Networks, Arrcus, Enea, Etiya, Kaloom, Mavenir, Wind River and ZTE are among the companies shortlisted for the 'Most Innovative 5G Technology' category.

Zodiac set to seize global 'video transformation' opportunities
CxO Spotlight | 8/13/2020

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.

Steady as she goes for Swisscom in H1
News Analysis | 8/13/2020

Swisscom holds firm on full-year guidance (although revenue is trimmed a smidgen).

India's Reliance wants to buy Bytedance’s TikTok – report
News Analysis | 8/13/2020

China's Bytedance and Reliance Industries are in talks over a possible buyout of Bytedance's TikTok app in India, according to media reports.

Will MEF's definition give SASE its groove back?
News Analysis | 8/13/2020

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.

Operators need to prepare for the game-streaming tsunami
DanoVision | 8/13/2020

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.

Leading Lights 2020 Finalists: Most Innovative 5G Strategy
News Analysis | 8/13/2020

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.

Leading Lights 2020 Finalists: Most Innovative Edge Computing Strategy
News Analysis | 8/12/2020

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.

How Amdocs swallowed Openet and paid so little
Morris Lore | 8/12/2020

The small Irish software company disappeared last month when it was acquired by Israel's Amdocs for just $180 million.

Huawei running out of chips, but not out of options
News Analysis | 8/12/2020

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.

Qualcomm wins appeal in long-running FTC antitrust case
News Analysis | 8/12/2020

US 9th Circuit Court of Appeals overturns 2019 ruling wireless technology company Qualcomm broke antitrust law with "unreasonably high" royalties for IP.

Leading Lights 2020 Finalists: Most Innovative SD-WAN Product Strategy
News Analysis | 8/11/2020

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.

Synchronoss syncs Q2 with new Verizon deal
News Analysis | 8/11/2020

The SaaS and PaaS specialist reports a solid set of figures for its fiscal second quarter.

Rakuten is still defying the open RAN critics
News Analysis | 8/11/2020

The latest update, including details of a plan to speed up network rollout, may silence some of the Japanese firm's naysayers.

Leading Lights 2020 Finalists: Most Innovative AI/Analytics Strategy
News Analysis | 8/11/2020

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.

Leading Lights 2020 Finalists: Most Innovative SD-WAN Service
News Analysis | 8/10/2020

Five companies – Colt Technology Services, Comcast Business, Masergy, Verizon and CenturyLink – made the cut in the Most Innovative SD-WAN Service category.

India's Airtel and AWS tie-up to take on Jio's cloud behemoth
News Analysis | 8/7/2020

Together, Airtel and AWS will sell a range of AWS products as part of Airtel Cloud, to enterprises large and small.

Leading Lights 2020 Finalists: Most Innovative Telecom Product (Optical/IP/Carrier Ethernet/FTTH)
The Philter | 8/6/2020

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.

It looks like Trump is beating Huawei
DanoVision | 8/6/2020

Infinera's outgoing CEO described the situation as a 'once-in-a-lifetime opportunity' for companies that compete against the Chinese vendor.

Are telcos and hyperscalers destined to be frenemies?
The Wizard of Roz | 8/6/2020

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.

Windstream soups up security for SD-WAN
News Analysis | 8/6/2020

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.

Cloudy outlook as Rackspace shares plunge on first day of trading
News Analysis | 8/6/2020

The cloud and server technology company raised $704 million from initial public offering, but investors seem unimpressed with the 'disappointing' IPO.

Leading Lights 2020 Finalists: Private Wireless Networks Strategy
News Analysis | 8/5/2020

Five companies – Boingo Wireless, Celona, Federated Wireless, Mavenir and Nokia – made the cut in the Most Innovative Private Wireless Networks Strategy.

Ofcom: UK adults spent 40% of lockdown in front of a screen
News Analysis | 8/5/2020

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.

SK Telecom and Microsoft to launch Xbox 5G cloud gaming
News Analysis | 8/5/2020

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.

Eurobites: EU steps up probe into Google's Fitbit deal
News Analysis | 8/5/2020

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.

T-Mobile promises faster speeds, lower latency with standalone 5G launch
News Analysis | 8/4/2020

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.

Harmonic set to cash in on process to reclaim C-band spectrum
News Analysis | 8/4/2020

Video vendor says work stemming from SES partnership focused on reclaiming C-band spectrum for 5G will drive material revenues as early as Q4.

Leading Lights 2020 Finalists: Most Innovative Mobile/Wireless Product or Service
News Analysis | 8/4/2020

Amdocs; Cohere Technologies; Rakuten, Intel and Altiostar Networks are in the running for the 'Most Innovative Mobile/Wireless Product or Service' award.

Leading Lights 2020 Finalists: Most Innovative Telco Cloud Strategy
News Analysis | 8/3/2020

Three companies – Colt Technology Services, HGC and PCCW Global – made the cut in the Most Innovative Telco Cloud Strategy.

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