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.
Licensing X1 or its 'Flex' variant to smart TVs helps Comcast add critical scale to its video platform and extend its experience beyond the MSO's borders and those of its syndication partners.
The dance between the US and China over bits, bytes and ByteDance's video-sharing social network begins anew this week with more bureaucratic posturing in response to Trump's forthcoming US TikTok ban.
Dish Network executives last year promised to storm the US wireless industry. But Dish's Boost is 'slightly less competitive than before,' according to an industry analyst.
Reports that AT&T wants to shed DirecTV are not new, but now is an excellent time for AT&T to simplify and clean up its stable of video distribution services.
Gig-focused broadband service provider is now promoting the low-cost, sports-free OTT-TV alongside broader-focused pay-TV streaming services from fuboTV and corporate cousin YouTube TV.
Rise Broadband is caught between two FCC mandates, one involving Chinese equipment and another involving CBRS spectrum. The company is opening its checkbook as a result.
Wei Leping, director of China Telecom's science and technology committee, warned that networks need to go all-optical to avoid 'capacity crunch.'
Light Reading's Glimmer Twins of cable, Alan Breznick and Jeff Baumgartner, look back on this week's virtualized edition of the Cable Next-Gen Technologies and Strategies event.
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.
Salt Mobile says it is considering a court fight against Liberty-owned UPC's acquisition of Sunrise, saying it rides roughshod over a joint venture.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson and Qualcomm test carrier aggregation tech; Deutsche Telekom and friends cut the ribbon on 5G lab.
This week in our WiC roundup: Female keynoters battle harassment; data bias gets a fine-toothed comb-over; Congress may meet its first female founder; and more.
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.
Specific product timelines are up to vendors, but CableLabs is preparing to be in position to start certification testing in early 2022, exec says.
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 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.
Verizon is using equipment from Ericsson and Samsung in its latest C-band tests in California. Analysts expect the company to spend billions of dollars on C-band spectrum.
Publishes offer prospectus. US cable giant, if all goes to plan, will fully own Switzerland's Sunrise by October.
T-Mobile wants to acquire Shentel's wireless business, including its 1.1 million mobile customers, but the deal is mired in a dispute over the value of the business.
Video-sharing network's boss resigns as his company is increasingly drawn into crossfire between Washington and Beijing.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Bouygues toughs it out in H1; BT picks security partners; Ericsson joins club 450MHz.
The state-owned player has been recapitalized with 101 billion yuan (US$14.7 billion) from investors including Alibaba and State Grid.
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.'
Cable ops won't need the full capabilities of DOCSIS 4.0 for years, but the time is nigh for them to start prepping the network with certain elements as the full product ecosystem is developed.
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.
The FCC's CBRS auction ended with gross proceeds of $4.6 billion, with bidders interested in locations ranging from Los Angeles to Loving, Texas.
This week: Paula Gilbert, editor of Connecting Africa, on mobile money and more.
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.
After a stint as chief product officer at Adtran, the cable and telecom industry vet is taking a hiatus for family reasons and to spend some time weighing his next industry move.
Switzerland's Competition Commission is again investigating Swisscom for abusing its broadband market position in a way that prevents its rivals from operating profitably.
Brand new shiny 32T/32R RRH to be unveiled next month; smarter procurement drives down capex.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Virgin Media offers cheaper broadband to welfare recipients; Deutsche Telekom trumpets new cloud tool; management pay freeze at Telenor.
Media reports indicate that Indian government officials have directed the country's service providers to avoid using Chinese equipment.
The commercial wireline units of big telcos have fared well during the pandemic, but cable ops are poised to benefit as SMBs evaluate their needs, which could stimulate switching providers and the adoption of new services.
President Trump's mention of a 'national' 5G network raises questions around Newt Gingrich and Rivada Networks, but lacks information, substance, detail and logic.
Arm planned to sell two of its IoT businesses to parent SoftBank a mere month ago. Arm now says it will keep those operations separate but in-house.
The parent company of video-sharing network TikTok files suit over president's emergency order to close or sell its US operations, in WeChat users group's wake.
Despite the onward march of 5G, LTE's share of global subs is expected to rise to 56% by 2025 with 4G still growing in emerging markets.
The Open Networking Foundation (ONF) hopes to do to open RAN what it did to packet switching and passive optical networking. But the stakes might be higher this time.
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.
The 4K-capable Mini TV Box, the operator's first all-IP video device, will initially be rolled out by UPC Poland and help to support its relatively new FTTH product.
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.
Omdia Analyst Jaimie Lenderman discusses cable operator efforts to reimagine their networks as less centralized and with more intelligence at the edge.
Utility provider Xcel in 2016 thought WiMAX was 'the most viable solution for current needs and those of the foreseeable future.' Today? Not so much.
Commercial services slated to start September 7. Beats rivals to 5G punch.
Stock sees 7% surge from decade low, as bankers help telco shore up defences against possible GB pound 15 billion takeover bid reported over the weekend.
The Spanish service provider could spend half its RAN budget on O-RAN technologies in the mid-2020s, says Enrique Blanco, its chief technology and information officer.
'Early access' trial of the hybrid over-the-air/over-the-top service in Boise will feature dozens of channels, including local broadcast nets, and a mix of VoD offerings starting at $20 per month.
The US has tightened restrictions on the Chinese vendor, effectively ensuring no company can use US equipment or software to supply Huawei.
COVID-19 is accelerating the demand for smart glasses for use in telemedicine, remote work and more.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Facebook France coughs up back taxes; Ericsson's RAN gets security seal of approval; Russia ready to do business with Huawei.
Annual filings revealed China's telecoms giant cut department by 20%, as UK government increased scrutiny, according to the Daily Telegraph.
Security was the top consideration for companies considering purchasing SD-WAN services, with 70% reporting this as a key concern.
5G networks will be built upon many different software components by multiple vendors. The whole industry must work together to make it a reality.
Altitude TV has notched carriage on AT&T TV and AT&T TV Now even as the regional sport net's tiff with Comcast and Dish drags on.
Elliott Management wants Crown Castle to ditch its fiber operation, which underpins its small cell strategy. Wall Street analysts don't think that will happen.
AT&T said it will offer 5G on its prepaid Cricket Wireless brand. T-Mobile already does that. But Verizon said it will continue to withhold 5G from its prepaid customers.
Comcast made swift changes in how it handled service installs, customer interactions and network maintenance as business-as-usual was turned on its head during the pandemic.
Spanish operator incurs once more the wrath of Spain's data protection agency for mishandling personal data.
Find out which companies our editors have selected as winners in the 2020 Leading Lights awards.
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.
Light Reading's editors congratulate the finalists and announce the winners of the 2020 Leading Lights awards.
China Broadcasting Network (CBN) is far behind 5G rivals, stymied largely by funding challenges, and time is running out.
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.
BT Security's Kevin Brown joins the podcast to discuss remote working in a pandemic, including all the risks, changes and advantages the 'new normal' has for service providers. We'll also cover BT's concept of a 'human firewall' and how companies can prioritize their security approach based on people, not technology.
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Uncertainty surrounding Vodafone Idea's future in the country seems to be the main reason for Axiata to exit the Indian market.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ofcom measures mobile and broadband satisfaction in UK; developer targets online bullying; analyst giant swallows smaller rival.
Russian mobile operator experiences headwinds from the pandemic but is confident enough to confirm previous guidance for the full year.
NTT's Accelerate Smart initiative aims to strengthen safety measures and improve data analytics for Indycar.
3G ushered in the iPhone, and the smartphone era in general, but now AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile are making initial moves toward shuttering the technology in the next few years.
Emerging standard for interoperable, modular nodes will help cable operators bring unity to a multitude of access network technologies, including PON, LTE, Wi-Fi and future 5G deployments.
The US State Department is now issuing 'Clean Telco' stickers to SoftBank, Telstra and others. The implication is that operators without the sticker are dirty.
Many cloud software companies in the telecom sector look more like services companies than developers of products.
Successful trial of NB-IoT bi-directional link between Fucino Space Center in Italy and Alphasat GEO satellite.
UK operator uses Welsh golf tournament ISPS Handa Wales Open to showcase autonomous driving, using vehicles to transport golfers while social distancing.
Singapore is now getting its first taste of 5G, while neighbor Malaysia is still stuck at the starting line.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Kudelski H1 whacked by pandemic; CityFibre rolls along M4 corridor; Spotify goes quiet.
A year after its commercial launch in parts of Asia, the mobile technology still looks like an improvement over 4G rather than an economic game-changer.
Verizon's 'Can you hear me now?' ad campaign focused heavily on network testing, but the company told the FCC it would be 'prohibitively expensive' to conduct extensive drive testing.
CBRS spectrum will be critical to Comcast and Charter if they are to chop costs and not be limited to competing with entry-level, 'no frills' unlimited plans from major mobile players.
A Samsung radio connecting to an Ericsson baseband unit at several AT&T cell sites in Dallas is a major step forward in open RAN, Signals Research Group says.
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 the FCC's CBRS auction, and the forthcoming C-band spectrum auction: the latest news, why it matters and what's likely to happen next.
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.
Acquisition enters the picture nearly a year after reports surfaced that EQT was in talks to snap up the cloud and edge network specialist for at least $2.5 billion.
El Economista claims Telefonica lost euro 60 billion market value, risking EuroStoxx slot, as operator moves close to sale of El Salvador operation to America Movil.
Indian government initiative to attract foreign firms sees 22 mobile device makers pledge $1.5 billion to set up in India, with Samsung mulling Vietnam switch.
Operators typically buy around 20% to 30% additional capacity per year to keep pace with traffic growth. Due to the pandemic, that rose to between 30% and 50%.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: du, Software AG collaborate on IoT; Deutsche Telekom researches drones; Merthyr Tydfil gets a gig.
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.
EXFO, Infovista, Keysight Technologies, Netrounds, Sandvine, Spirent Communications, Tutela Technologies and Viavi Solutions stand out as the eight final contenders for outstanding test and measurement vendor this year.
ViacomCBS's free, ad-based streaming service intends to optimize viewing and discovery of more than 100,000 hours of programming via a revamp featuring new 'channels' and an updated slate of genres.
App Annie highlights app-spending frenzy in H1 (and greater strain on mobile networks).
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.
The tractor company says 5G is critical to sustaining America's agriculture industry and food supply.
The a la carte model is alive and well in the OTT era, but Apple TV+'s tie-in with CBS All Access and Showtime shows that discounted bundling isn't dead despite the decline of pay-TV.
M2M company Telit saw revenues hit by the COVID-19 pandemic – however adjusted EBITDA and profit in cash figures rose in H1.
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.
Facebook is in a tough spot in India following a report claiming it allowed hate speech on the platform from members of the ruling BJP.
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 Telefoot 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.
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 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.
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.
Altiostar Networks, Arrcus, Enea, Etiya, Kaloom, Mavenir, Wind River and ZTE are among the companies shortlisted for the 'Most Innovative 5G Technology' category.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Telefonica 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, Telefonica 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.
This week in our WiC roundup: Snap announces hiring goals; diversity isn't just checking boxes; COVID-19 affects salary negotiations; and more.
Together, Airtel and AWS will sell a range of AWS products as part of Airtel Cloud, to enterprises large and small.
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 Telefonica UK.
Amdocs; Cohere Technologies; Rakuten, Intel and Altiostar Networks are in the running for the 'Most Innovative Mobile/Wireless Product or Service' award.
Video vendor says work stemming from SES partnership focused on reclaiming C-band spectrum for 5G will drive material revenues as early as Q4.
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.