Juniper says that by now bringing telemetry data from Session Smart Routers into the Mist AI engine, customers can better manage service levels across the WAN, and proactively detect anomalies to improve user experience.
The discussion is no longer about offering a low-margin OTT-TV service out of Comcast's footprint, but about generating scale for a broader platform supported by a much more diverse economic ecosystem.
MSO needs to buy more smaller operators and apply a model that de-emphasizes video and pushes broadband penetration if Cable One is to 'sustain its stratospheric value,' MoffettNathanson's Craig Moffett says.
According to Reuters, Huawei – in collaboration with Chinese automakers – is gearing up to make electric vehicles under its own brand.
TikTok and Kuaishou rival Lomotif is bought for $125 million by a consortium led by Ted Farnsworth, as the short video industry gets a little more crowded.
As demand for connectivity increases, it's time to begin defining the 6G standard, and understanding the benefits and challenges that 6G will present.
'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.
Requirement to move straight to standalone version of 5G causes some ructions.
5G has delivered a boost to the bottom line for SmarTone and Taiwan Mobile, financial filings reveal, in one of the first signs of 5G uplift outside Korea.
Europe's biggest operator had its most successful year ever in 2020, but investors do not seem to have noticed.
This week in our WiC roundup: New study reports gender equality in tech stats; Google seeks to improve image; the best cities for women in tech in 2021; and more.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Cellnex grows revenues 55% in 2020; Three UK updates on network upgrades; Brexit threatens UK's fintech future, says government-led report.
Indian government issues new regulations for digital media, including Internet firms, OTT platforms and online news.
'New DirecTV,' consisting of the DirecTV satellite service, U-verse TV and AT&T TV, will operate as AT&T's US video unit. The transaction values the entity at about $16.25 billion.
And that's just fine and dandy. Amid its pursuit of a 'broadband-first' strategy, WOW, which has about 308,000 video subs, expects its pay-TV base to dip below the 100,000 mark within three years, CFO says.
Launch of Xfinity Stream app on Flex enables broadband-only subscribers to add contract-free pay-TV services, starting with a baseline 'Choice TV' package that includes major local broadcast channels.
UScellular dropped out when prices reached $76 million. Dish Network dropped out after prices reached $218 million. And, finally, T-Mobile tapped out after round 30, when prices hit $240 million.
Turn off Abba's 'Dancing Queen' and stopper the aquavit - the Chinese hit back at Ericsson with an even lighter product.
CFO hails 2020 as one of the most successful financial years in the company's history.
Aim is to accelerate the development of the Generic Access Platform, an emerging node standard for HFC networks that can slot in service modules for DOCSIS, PON, mobile/wireless and, potentially, edge compute.
Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile are collectively spending almost $90 billion on C-band spectrum licenses. These seven charts show exactly what they're buying.
Artificial intelligence has brought efficiency for operators but little in the way of additional revenues.
Southeast Asian group said to have shelved plans to sell stake in Edotco tower unit.
Worth $370 billion in 2006, Spain's biggest telecom operator is valued at just $25 billion today.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EU wants to extend roaming regulation for another ten years; Tele2 and Equinix cozy up for secure IoT; Sparkle to supply cloud services to GEANT.
In its first results since its Vodafone merger, Australia's TPG inked $734 million in profits with help from the taxman, though COVID-19 hit pro-forma figures.
Paramount+'s ad-free 'premium' service, to launch March 4, will cost $9.99 per month. Paramount+'s 'base' offering, coming in June, will fetch $4.99 per month.
Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile walked away with the vast majority of the C-band licenses for 5G. Dish Network spent just $2.5 million, while Comcast and Charter spent nothing.
Vendor Infinera expects up to $340 million in revenue in its upcoming quarter, but that figure includes a $10 million risk due to 'semiconductor shortages that are not unique to our industry.'
Windstream Enterprise is backing the new customer commitment with contract flexibility, free upgrades and guaranteed 100% uptime for customers of both its OfficeSuite UC and SD-WAN Concierge services.
Dish and its OnTech unit will market and sell ADT services in an agreement that comes a few years after EchoStar shut down its DIY-focused SAGE by Hughes smart home/security offering.
Siden, a startup backed by Columbia Capital, obtained T-Mobile's permission to test LTE Broadcast technologies in the operator's spectrum in Washington, DC.
The IT giant has spruced up its portfolio of communications products and launched a new open RAN server, but will the industry bite?
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.
Telecoms optical computing firm Infinera cut its Q4 losses to $9.9M, down from $66.6M a year before, even as its North American market slowed down.
Vodafone formally announces intention to float European towerco spinout on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange by the end of March.
Judge's ruling in California could clear way for other states to follow suit ahead of expectations that the FCC will pursue new rules that were rolled back during the Trump administration.
Thirst for data is driving industry into the arms of 5G mmWave in 2021 – and a GSMA Intelligence report concludes mmWave can cut costs by as much as a third.
The Italian operator's latest strategic plan is probably not going to be a major restorative for a company that seems in perpetual decline.
BT-owned operator aims to complete 579 4G site upgrades by the end of 2021.
The Light Reading podcast welcomes Dan Kurin, tech coordinator at Factory Two, and Brandon Corder, CEO of Beats x Beers, to discuss an upcoming experiment with low-latency broadband in Flint, Michigan.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Zain revenue down; real-estate companies warned on digital failings; more bad ads from UK mobile operators.
Borje Ekholm nonetheless thinks large-scale open RAN is years away.
Late last year, T-Mobile told Dish it would shut down its 3G CDMA network for Boost customers by January 1, 2022. That's a full year earlier than Dish had expected.
TPG closing in on agreement to acquire 'large minority' stake in DirecTV, U-verse and AT&T TV in deal valuing AT&T's video business at about $15 billion, CNBC reports.
The city's network spans 44 square miles and provides speeds up to 50Mbit/s. Existing telecom providers Lumen Technologies and Cox have 'spent a significant amount of time pushing back on this project.'
AT&T's primary OTT-TV service will soon support up to 20 simultaneous streams in the home, and shift its premium, 500-hour cloud DVR storage tier to unlimited storage.
'It'll pick up at some point,' Alex Gellman, CEO of cell tower company Vertical Bridge, predicted. In the meantime, though, financial analysts are bracing for a 5G spending lull.
Spanning all flavors of Wi-Fi, new Wi-Fi Alliance certification program brings standardized approach to traffic prioritization, with focus on apps such as AR/VR, videoconferencing and online gaming.
The world's biggest vendors had enterprise on their mind as Mobile World Congress returned Tuesday after a year's hiatus.
One study's winner is another's laggard, possibly because researchers cannot agree on what constitutes an essential patent.
On this episode, Mike Dano gets into the significance of the FCC's $81 billion C-band spectrum auction and what the forthcoming results will mean for operators' 5G plans.
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.
Days after the prepaid satellite TV service halted new service activations, Orby TV's website is active again, promoting a cut rate on one-room installs.
Malaysia also plans to establish a 5G Cybersecurity Lab with the Chinese vendor.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom and Ericsson explore solar power at mobile sites; Swisscom goes with Teoco for 5G network planning; RootMetrics offers UK 5G snapshot.
Bharti Airtel has partnered with global chip-maker Qualcomm to roll out virtualized and open RAN-based 5G networks, after Airtel's successful live 5G test.
T-Mobile is hoping to encourage customers to sign up for new, more expensive Magenta MAX service by removing monthly usage limits.
Meanwhile, a potentially costly wrinkle emerges in Dish's retail mobile biz as T-Mobile warns it plans to shut down its 3G CDMA network on or around January 1, 2022.
'We should have more market share there,' Dish's chairman says, noting that Sling TV 'stumbled' on the quality of the user experience.
But the Singaporean operator's cost reduction program continues to make good progress.
Foxconn says the silicon drought will have 'limited impact' on it and customers like Apple, as freak Arctic weather shuts down Texas chip plants.
The mega spectrum auction takes place in March, with top three telcos Reliance Jio, Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea bidding on a total of 2310MHz spectrum.
After initially agreeing to postpone new data policies in its Northeast division until July 2021, the cable operator said it will now hold off implementing them until 2022.
New Intelligent RAN Operations solution aims to help operators better manage the complexity of 5G networks.
One of the benefits of AI is that it can be used to look at coverage data in different ways, incorporating factors such as economics and population density into the maps.
Revenue from RAN equipment reached record-breaking heights in 2020, driven by stronger than expected 5G NR investments in North America and China toward the end of the year.
Swedish vendor claims to have the smallest and lightest massive MIMO radios in the world.
iPhone maker regains number one position for first time since Q4 2016, says latest report, although Samsung retains the top spot for the year.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: French village says 'non' to Starlink ground station; KPN buffs up green credentials; MVNO specialist returns to Three UK.
Verizon Business is expanding its SD-WAN services by providing customers with the options of co-managed Cisco SD-WAN by Viptela, managed SD-WAN by Viptela for the Cisco ISR1100 Series platform, and new managed service tiers for Cisco Meraki.
Cryptic message that Orby TV is 'not activating customer accounts' has left customers in the dark about the fate of a prepaid satellite TV service that got off the ground in early 2019.
JiNan Glasgow George said her crystal ball, powered by a mixture of experience, artificial intelligence and patent filings, indicates Cisco and Intel will pursue M&A opportunities in edge computing.
Some 42% of Q4 revenues came from Casa's wireless business, outpacing its legacy cable business and its budding telco wireline business.
Cloud business Twilio, with its SMS API platform, sees fourth-quarter revenue up 65% as it sells $1 billion of fresh shares.
MobiTV, a company that helps to underpin T-Mobile's TVision service as well as pay-TV streaming services for several US cable operators, is in need of more capital or a buyer to keep operations afloat.
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.
Authorities plan to build a state-owned mobile network that would be open to all operators.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Eir launches VoLTE; TalkTalk dangles Amazon Prime; UK Supreme Court rules that Uber drivers aren't self-employed.
In the latest setback for Meng Wanzhou, the UK's high court has rejected her application to peek into HSBC's files.
This week in our WiC roundup: There's a new billionaire in town; Clubhouse excludes minorities; the gaming industry makes ghosts of female developers; and more.
China-based equipment provider is said to have warned suppliers it will need 60% fewer components this year as US sanctions bite.
Telecom operators are outraged that Internet companies are not subject to the same tough obligations.
Roku ends 2020 with 51.2 million active accounts, maintaining a small edge over Amazon's Fire TV platform.
A more efficient modulation scheme, OFDMA, is expected to play a bigger role as cable operators start to embark on upgrades that dedicate more spectrum to the upstream.
New SAS providers are hoping to compete against CommScope, Google, Sony, Federated Wireless, Key Bridge and Amdocs to manage CBRS spectrum sharing.
A new report reveals that comprehensive network performance management across legacy and SD-WAN deployments will be key to driving successful managed services.
Improved latency is one of the 'great goals of the designers of 5G,' OpenSignal noted, and it's only available to operators that switch on the 'standalone' version of 5G.
Apple's 6G hires would 'research and design next generation (6G) wireless communication systems' and 'participate in industry/academic forums passionate about 6G.'
Big investments in AI and cloud send Baidu's non-advertising revenues soaring 52%.
Despite concern about the impact of US sanctions, the Chinese equipment giant's networks business is still going strong.
Light Reading's Jeff Baumgartner discusses new streaming services such as Paramount+, whether live sports can keep pay-TV alive, and what other features are keeping pay-TV subscribers from cutting the cord.
The streaming video service is preparing a yet-to-be priced add-on that will provide access to shows in 4K, allow subs to download shows, and provide unlimited streams at home.
This week: Judge JD Clark of Wise County, Texas and Councilmember Craig Rice of Montgomery County, Maryland - co-chairs of the National Association of Counties (NACo) Broadband Task Force - on local connectivity challenges, problems with FCC mapping and more.
Group returns to local currency growth in Q4 2020 and outlines ongoing efforts to improve its results, portfolio and capital structure in 2021.
News of a fully independent masts company fails to prevent share-price dip as markets react to steep profit downturn in Spain.
In response to a plan to charge the platform for news content, Facebook announced it would eliminate all news links from its Australian site.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Bouygues remains buoyant; CityFibre extends in Brighton; BT resells Illumio's micro-segmentation tech.
US trade body launches investigation following patent-infringement complaint made by the Swedish supplier against the South Korean behemoth.
US wireless industry representatives have long complained of networking technician shortages. But the head of the massive CWA union warned that lawmakers should be 'skeptical of these claims.'
Jessica Rosenworcel, the acting chairwoman of the FCC, says the agency will need to 'get creative about the policies we put in place' for spectrum management.
Evaluation ties into 'CommScope Next,' a broader initiative kicked off in January under new CEO Chuck Treadway.
The many variants of open RAN and the apparent shortcomings of the standardization process will frustrate efforts to challenge Ericsson, Huawei and Nokia.
The pandemic has accelerated progress in the broadband market and sharpened the focus on the critical role that connectivity plays in our everyday lives.
Elon Musk's SpaceX sees its valuation jump 60% in a funding round, with Starlink benefiting from the crash of Alphabet's Loon and Facebook's Aquila.
UCaaS specialist adds Vodafone Business to partner roster and targets Zoom market with Glip and RingCentral Video.
Taiwan's Chunghwa Telecom is boosting capex this year to NT$43.1 billion ($1.5 billion) as its 5G rollout reaches its peak.
Startup Lynk plans to light up commercial services by 2022 – that's one year earlier than its rival, SpaceMobile. Both companies promise to connect standard cellphones to satellites.
The recently declared quarterly results of the top three Indian service providers indicate that the industry seems to be on the road to recovery.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: TIM crosses the digital divide; Swisscom joins the Azure gang; Deutsche Telekom shields the machines.
Job listing indicates the streamer is exploring a plan to build its own slate of original TV shows and movies and building on its recent deal to acquire the rights to Quibi's content catalog.
Dish Network has inked deals with more tower companies and hired more execs to manage its 5G buildout. Meanwhile, Qualcomm has released silicon supporting some of Dish's spectrum.
San Diego Gas & Electric bought Anterix's 900MHz spectrum for around $2.31 per MHz-POP, a price that reflects the growing value around the private wireless sector.
Telcos are chasing the enterprise that doesn't really like them and ignoring the smaller businesses that do, say Omdia and BearingPoint//Beyond.
Reportlinker.com projects 44.3% CAGR between 2020 and 2026, with DDoS the fastest-growing 5G protection solution through the forecast period.
The 'sports-first' virtual MVPD has about 545,000 subscribers and is preparing to enter the online sports betting market in a big way.
The world semiconductor market will stay tight through the first half of 2021 as carmakers fight smartphone makers for supplies.
Erik Brenneis, head of IoT for Vodafone Business, joins the podcast to discuss growth in the IoT market, and explains how Vodafone Business' customers are using IoT in their sustainability strategies.
India's third-largest service provider plans to shut down its 3G network later this year in a bid to enhance revenue, while keeping the 2G network running.
Eye-watering debts, catch-up mergers and network projects that are way off target - welcome to Liberty Global.
Deal to acquire rest of Hargray comes roughly four months after Cable One grabbed a 15% stake. Also, Cable One recently snapped up a big piece of Mega Broadband Investments and invested in two wireless ISPs.
Australian broadband wholesaler NBN Co is reviewing prices – but won't make structural changes for at least two years, disappointing retail service providers.
Operator expects to lower costs through a new national roaming agreement with Telia.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Salt claims fixed-line Internet record; T-Systems offers cloud migration program; MTN teams up with Mastercard for mobile money.
The German operator has urged Europe to stand up to US tech, but its own business appears to have backed down.
Pandemic continues to take an unhealthy toll on revenue, while Iraqi dinar devaluation adds to net profit pain.
Apple's self-driving car talks with Nissan ran into the sand over branding, but Cupertino's ambitions in the trillion-dollar industry won't be easily cowed.
US-based Mavenir Technologies is a favorite to supply open RAN technology for BSNL's 4G tender, despite controversy over the vendor's Indian credentials.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange signs renewables agreement with ENGIE; ENET extends Dublin fiber network; STC wins 5G bragging rights.
Vodafone tower company said it is on track to achieve medium-term targets after a respectable first-nine-months performance.
The year of the Ox – named for a zodiac animal noted for plodding hard work – suits China's slowly emerging 5G private network market.
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.
CableLabs, which recently merged with SCTE and is inching toward its '4Front' event in June, said it has begun a search for a new chief marketing officer amid the departure of Rachel Beisel.
Sony-led trials indicate the next-gen broadcast signaling standard can support multiple automotive applications, and be particularly useful in canyons and mountainous areas prone to bad reception.
Juniper Paragon Automation is a modular portfolio of cloud-native software applications that deliver closed-loop automation in 5G and multi-cloud environments.
Ligado Networks inked a memorandum of understanding to use the Rakuten Communications Platform, but Rakuten officials wouldn't describe Ligado as an RCP customer.
According to some analysts, the FCC should announce the results of the C-band auction for 5G spectrum by Friday, February 26. If that's the case, the US market for 5G ought to soon gain more clarity.
Resilience shown at the Group's enterprise segment was one of the few bright spots.
TIM Brasil starts powering down its 2G network, as its ultra broadband revenue, using equipment from China's ZTE, soars 25% in the last quarter.
The operator managed to maintain a steady course despite the pandemic, but says it is not out of the woods yet.
A sizable chunk of the Vecima's Entra-brand distributed access architecture products came way of the company's recent acquisition of Nokia's cable access business.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Brits turn to mobile data to survive lockdown logjam; Ericsson deploys private network with Cosmote; Proximus signs up One Bill Global as MVNO.
This week in our WiC roundup: Dolly Parton is the new face of entrepreneurship; the struggle isn't over for Google's defamed AI researcher; diverse VC funds are the future of funding; and more.
The Japanese e-commerce giant has just figured out it needs 16,603 more basestations than it had originally planned.
Nearly 61% of organizations are currently using or piloting hybrid clouds, according to a new report by NTT.
Also included in our late afternoon summary of news and comment: An update on the men caught up in Huawei's crossfire, Sling TV adds a new TV bundle and Comcast launches vaccine info resources.
Meanwhile, Hulu's live TV service lost some ground, leveling out at 4 million subs, while ESPN+ grew to 12.1 million.
President Biden is planning to pen an executive order designed in part to improve the physical production of chipsets in the US. That may come as welcome news to 5G providers.
Huawei and ZTE control most of the global market for broadband access equipment and the only 'scale' alternative is Nokia.
Q4 not bad either with channel bookings accounting for more than 35% of the full-year total.
Heavy Reading's Sterling Perrin gives a quick rundown of what's coming up in the optical networking space for 2021 as he previews Light Reading's Optical Networking Symposium on February 16 and 18.
Telefonica, Orange, Telus, SK Telecom, Rakuten, Taiwan Mobile, SoftBank and Optus were among the network operators that signed on to Trump's 'Clean Networks' program. Its fate is now unclear.
This week: Brookings Senior Fellow Dr. Nicol Turner Lee on what she learned on her ten-city tour investigating the digital divide in the US.
Deal, which values Synacor at $92 million, comes roughly eight months after Synacor and Qumu called off their proposed merger.
The Australian operator kept investors happy with its turnaround story and plans for a towers sale.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Olaf Swantee turns up at Vodafone; Volkswagen strikes cloud deal with Microsoft; Orange turns Prpl.
Finnish vendor to collaborate with research body CPQD on development of services based on the O-RAN RIC.
ByteDance's sale of US TikTok to Oracle and Walmart appears to be shelved following a rethink of US policy.
Operator seeing 25% gross broadband adds come from Fios zones as company sees an 'absolute explosion' of broadband subscriber activity in its more rural - and underpenetrated - Suddenlink footprint.
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.
Responses to a Department of Defense request for information on 5G spectrum sharing raise questions about network slicing, spectrum auctions and the future of valuable midband spectrum.
A report from India's parliament blames regulatory authorities for the country's tardy rollout of 5G.
More than 14% of broadband customers consumed more than 1 terabyte per month in Q4 2020, while 2.2% chewed up at least 2 TB per month, study finds.
Twitter sees user growth slow, but the big question is how iOS 14 will affect record-high revenue.
Favorable Mexican peso exchange rates with the US dollar and euro helped boost net profits by 80%.
Move signals that Starlink is ready to broaden access to a more limited beta offering that launched last fall.
Making its commercial debut in the Openreach network, the US broadband vendor has emerged as a big beneficiary of the UK's Huawei clampdown.
And China's own handset brands are slugging it out to replace Huawei.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson, T-Systems take private-network collaboration worldwide; Swisscom buys Webtiser for SAP boost; A1 Austria holds it together in Q4.
IoT specialist was seeking a 'scalable, long-term solution' to process 'billions of messages each month.'
Also included in our late afternoon summary of news and comment, Coherent is choosing between multi-billion dollar suitors, an Alaskan region gets some fiber-based broadband and Sling has a V-Day deal.
In a mixed quarter, Cisco reported flat revenues, but it beat earnings estimates and had a bright spot in software and security sales.
On Monday, Huawei filed a lawsuit to reverse the FCC's designation of the company as a national threat. On Tuesday, Huawei's founder mused about a reset to US-China relations.
The social media firm faces a possible ban in India after failing to shut down accounts at the request of authorities.
Vidgo, a virtual MVPD focused on the prepaid model, has seen a growth spurt following a recent investment and the elimination of free trials, president and co-founder Shane Cannon says.
The optical equipment maker is hoping to capitalize on the unpopularity of Huawei and the struggles of Nokia this year.
Coming amid a wave of gaming industry consolidation, this will be one of the costliest video game acquisitions in history.
When the dust settles around the C-band auction, the analysts at Evercore expect T-Mobile to still command twice as much valuable midband spectrum as Verizon.
CBS Sports says the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' blowout victory over the Kansas City Chiefs drew an average minute audience of 5.7 million across streaming platforms.
Omdia's Pablo Tomasi joins the podcast to share his market forecasts for private LTE and 5G networks.
The South Korean operator posted a drop in revenues after the pandemic hit equipment sales, but there was progress in new business areas.
Eric Schmidt thinks Auction 107 was a digital setback that America and its allies can ill-afford.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: opportunity NOCs for Elisa; Orange's cloud to power Egypt's new smart city; Vodafone chooses Digitalk platform for MVNO growth.
Over 60% of enterprises aim to increase or significantly increase their SD-WAN usage this year, and 59% plan to increase MPLS usage in 2021, Avant study finds.
Belgian operator to take full control of the mobile-roaming middleman as well as its TeleSign unit.
As CEO of T-Mobile, John Legere turned the company around and positioned it to directly challenge the market's leaders. Now, in his self-imposed retirement, he's hosting shows on Instagram.
Study commissioned by the FBA and the NTCA estimate that, by 2028, 56% of Starlink's RDOF locations will experience service degradation during peak times and fail to meet RDOF requirements.
Also included in our late afternoon summary of news and comment: Dish picks Aviat for backhaul, DZS closes its Optelian acquisition and Verizon takes on gamer complainers.
Startup will invest in new and existing free, ad-supported streaming channels as market continues to pick up steam thanks to the likes of Pluto TV, Tubi and Comcast-owned Xumo.
Amazon's Project Kuiper is pledging to deliver 'fiber-like' broadband services to remote corners of America. But the company is also eyeing partnerships with 5G operators.
German incumbent's push on network core automation is welcome news for the Finnish vendor, bruised by recent declines at its mobile access unit.
Testing remote driving by 5G, Docomo Pacific piloted a Sony testbed car from 1,500 miles away in Japan, as cars, telcos and tech companies grow ever closer.
As ecosystems and vendor partnerships become more popular, there is a growing risk that open RAN merely replaces one form of dependence with another.
Talks on the Apple Car appear to have stalled, although they may only have been parked for now.
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.
Minim, a maker of DOCSIS gateways and other CPE, has launched a data usage tool for ISPs and for its retail products to help educate consumers about their usage patterns and to 'demystify' data caps.
Huawei increased profit 10% in 2020, achieving another set of strong financial numbers in the teeth of US sanctions, Chinese media have reported.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange lands transatlantic cable near Bordeaux; Cambridge Wireless and Huawei launch 5G testbed; CityFibre, Virtual1 team up for business fiber services.
Also in this news roundup: Chunghwa is aiming to buy and build a lot of base stations to grow 5G in Taiwan, plus some other headlines.
Fortinet has added 300 new features to its operating system, including updates to ZTNA, SD-WAN, SASE and more.
'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).
LTD Broadband - the top winner in the FCC's RDOF auction with a total of $1.3 billion in funding - said it will use fixed wireless for 0.1% of its network buildout.
Company chairman predicts that ViaSat-4, currently in the design phase, could deliver up to 7 terabits per second.
A parliamentary report on 5G diversification reveals a political cluelessness about 5G technology and the road ahead.
Starlink user figure surfaces in FCC petition seeking to designate the satellite broadband service as an Eligible Telecommunications carrier following phase I of the RDOF auction.
India's second-largest service provider, Bharti Airtel, claimed the network is ready for a quick launch of 5G services during the recent earnings call.
Plan by the iPhone maker to make it harder for apps to track user data prompts more companies to warn on potential business impact.
Tight cost control drove NTT DoCoMo's profit in the first three quarters - and it's looking to further slash costs by acquiring affiliate NTT Communications.
Short video platform Kuaishou's $5.4 billion Hong Kong listing shows TikTok owner ByteDance there is still fizz in the IPO bottle.
This week in our WiC roundup: How the pandemic has affected various demographics at work; FirstBoard ensures board diversification; the importance of skill-based mentorship; and more.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: TDC's earnings down, despite cost-cutting; Iliad bond raises euro 1.3 billion to help bankroll Play acquisition; Telenor, Intelsat add 4K channels.
T-Mobile said its lowband 5G service, covering around 280 million people, is roughly twice as fast as its 4G network. The operator's midband 5G offering provides peak speeds up to 1 Gbit/s.
In part two of this Mentor Spotlight series, Light Reading's Women in Comms caught up with Clearfield President and CEO Cheri Beranek to discuss how far the needle is moving for women in telecom who are interested in historically male-dominated roles.
Schurz Broadband Group is among those weighing what to do with their HFC networks amid competition that's already delivering symmetrical gigabit services.
Already around 7 million Americans use fixed wireless Internet services. But they're mainly in rural areas. Can providers expand into suburban and urban areas to capture a $20 billion opportunity?
Despite severe COVID-19 headwinds, BT CEO says it was all expected and reiterates full-year outlook.
The Spanish infrastructure firm will own about one half of the mobile sites in France. That should prompt concern about competition.
As anti-5G sentiment keeps Europe's rollout behind the US and Asia, Orange announces nine 5G use-case labs to build on last year's big bandwidth wins.
Softbank Corp CEO Junichi Miyakawa says he expects little growth from the company's non-standalone 5G.
SoftBank Corp has raised its full-year forecasts after an unexpectedly strong performance during the pandemic.
Swiss operator remains in cautious mode for 2021, predicting flat revenue and core earnings for the year.
India's second-largest service provider, Bharti Airtel, continues to gain momentum, with a return to profitability after reporting six quarters of loss.
This week: Virginia Lam Abrams, senior vice president of Government Affairs and Strategic Advancement at alternative broadband provider Starry.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Jordan's Umniah taps Ericsson; Swisscom slips up in Switzerland, makes hay in Italy with Fastweb; 5G on the waterfront, again.
The Finnish equipment vendor expects a 'significant' fall in mobile sales this year but sees the green shoots of recovery.
SBA is leasing space on thousands of structures owned by utility PG&E for a period of 100 years. It's an example of the increasingly complicated market for vertical real estate.
Agreement with the Pennsylvania Attorney General postpones data-related overage charges until July, and enters the frame after Comcast faced mounting pressure from lawmakers in the region.
Orange Business Services joins the podcast to discuss how AI, automation and RPA can improve supply chain management for the operator's customers.
But chances that Omniverse will be able to collect any of that money seems remote given that the purported owner of HovSat remains an elusive figure.
Charter taps Cisco's platform for modular, national service offering for SMB and enterprise customers, while Comcast uses it to expand on its new teleworker product.
Verizon is preparing to mount a public relations campaign against AT&T, FirstNet and others over the topic of interoperability. Caught in the middle are millions of public safety customers.
Growth in 5G and its non-mobile businesses have helped SK Telecom to a 21.8% spike in full-year operating profit.
Local report suggests that Apple and Kia are set to sign a $3.4 billion deal on February 17.
The UK operator will stop developing products and platforms for individual markets as it tries to slash costs, speed up service launches and attract partners.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT launches 'unbreakable' Wi-Fi; Sparkle supplies voice services to EU satnav agency; Mobily extends billing deal with CSG.
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.
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.
Benefield, an exec who helped pull together T-Mobile's new TVision streaming product, has joined the Canada-based service provider as SVP of Connected Home and Entertainment.
With backing from the likes of Fortress Investment Group and Columbia Capital, Omnispace wants to build a global 5G network with its 2GHz spectrum using both satellites and terrestrial cell towers.
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.
After an evaluation of Shentel's wireless business, T-Mobile agreed to acquire the company's 1.1 million customers for $1.95 billion.
China's 5G market has some big numbers, but the country may struggle to execute its strategy.
Heavy exposure in Asia takes its toll on the top line, but Oslo-based operator predicts 'gradual recovery' in the region during H2 2021.
The latest edge tie-up between an operator and a US technology giant should worry the telecom sector.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia and Vodafone tout 100G technology; Orange explains the point of 5G; Aryaka notches wins; who's using 5G in the UK?
Sweden-based operator expresses cautious confidence as the pandemic continues to hamper business growth.
Vendor says pace of rollouts is picking up, but current deployments represent just 5% of the cable modems served by its initial customers.
In 2016, Verizon said it planned to shutter its 3G network on December 31, 2019. Now the carrier believes it will be finished with that effort no later than January 1, 2023.
Although Verizon's overall 5G strategy has been mostly corona'ed, there are plenty of reasons for the company to continue pushing its '5G Built Right' advertising campaign.
Predictably enough, the Swedish equipment vendor thinks Europe should focus on mainstream 5G. It has a point.
Telecom Italia unveils co-investment plan ahead of FiberCop launch, as the last-mile network grid waits for a verdict by Italy's competition authority.
Spanish giant's open RAN trial in the UK leans heavily on NEC's system integration capabilities and ecosystem partners (just like it does in Germany).
Facing a late Trump-era blacklisting, Xiaomi sues the US Defense and Treasury to reverse its designation as a Chinese Communist military company.
Charter said it would hire 2,000 contractors and employees to facilitate the buildout, but says speed of the deployment will hinge on how rapidly it can clear pole permitting and other 'external factors.'
The Indian government has tweaked policy to expedite the launch of 5G, reducing notice from one year to six months to offer new spectrum technology.
Myanmar's military cut off much of the nation's connectivity after they rounded up civilian leaders in the early hours of Monday morning.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: O2 nears mobile agreement with Sky; CBNG appoints new CTO; the sound of ancient phones.