With demand for a better digital experience on the rise, now is the time for service providers to invest in automation technology to get ahead of their competitors.
AT&T and Dish Network worry that a simultaneous multiple-round (SMR) bidding format for the upcoming 2.5GHz spectrum auction for 5G will give T-Mobile an unfair advantage. But Verizon disagrees.
As it expands to Latin America, streaming service will add livestreamed UEFA Champions League soccer matches in Brazil and Mexico to its mix of films, TV series and HBO Max originals.
Xi shocked the world saying China will reach net zero by 2060, but in 2035 its huge 5G and data center sectors will emit more CO2 than France today.
Remember Huawei's emphatic denials that it's absolutely not going to make cars? It's true. Huawei is not making cars - it's selling them.
Integration of Inango's service orchestration platform aims to help ISPs launch and deploy new software-powered and revenue-driving services on top of their broadband CPE.
Former Cisco CEO John Chambers is an investor in the startup and chairman of Pensando's board of directors. The company was created by a group of ex-Cisco executives.
Google recently hired a telecom executive from Wind River, while AWS recently nabbed executives from Zayo and Nokia. The developments shine a light on the cloud providers' telecom ambitions.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Safaricom unveils new content platform; MTN enables funds transfers via WhatsApp; Google antitrust case in France nears conclusion.
Newer technologies, such as low-latency edge compute solutions and adaptive networking, are driving growing acceptance of a subscription-based model that places greater control in the hands of customers.
This week in our WiC roundup: An HR trend too obvious to ignore at Amazon; it's time for tech to pay attention to menopause; HP becomes first Fortune 100 company to commit to gender parity pledge; and more.
Vivo confirms Mavenir, Nokia and Oracle as network partners for standalone 5G, and is also trialing AWS Outposts.
The UK telecom regulator is intervening in technology development to a troubling degree.
The social media platform is concerned about the 'intimidation tactics' used by the police and the 'potential threat to freedom of expression.'
New credit-based subscription OTT service will offer up curated content from dozens of other niche streaming players on one combined platform.
Verizon's 2020 hopes were shattered by a coronavirus pandemic that also nixed family vacations, school plays and plenty of other best-laid plans. This summer may be different.
Operator teams up with Capgemini to establish a new 'French hyperscale cloud' based on Microsoft Azure.
5G is complex and there are many moving pieces. Getting the distributed cloud right from the beginning will be critical for long-term success.
According to Mavenir, an FCC report with open RAN pricing information is 'being used for negative marketing against the open RAN community.' And that's a problem.
A major contributor to Xiaomi's growth has been the US sanctions against Huawei, whose worldwide market share has plunged from 17% a year ago to 4%.
The Finnish equipment vendor airs some major concerns about the new-look tech during a regulatory conference, as Telenor says a Swedish rollout is not in the cards.
The Telecom Engineering Centre has changed rules on spectrum bands, antenna sizes and speeds for satellite firms, in order to accelerate broadband satellite adoption.
Lou Borrelli's industry travels trace back to Marcus Cable, a cable operator, now part of Charter, that covered small US markets. NCTC, an org that works with hundreds of tier 2/3 operators, presents some clear similarities.
Thanks to its agreement with sports betting provider DraftKings in March, Dish Network said it now plans to add sports entertainment services to Boost Mobile.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia lands security services gig at T-Mobile Netherlands; MTN Rwanda opts for Whale Cloud's BSS; CityFibre and Giganet extend their partnership.
Joshua Broder, the CEO of tower construction company Tilson, recently tweeted a picture of a Dish 5G tower the company is building in Pennsylvania. He's not alone.
The Finnish equipment vendor teams up with Belgium's Proximus for a demonstration of fiber technology in Antwerp that featured fully clothed politicians.
'We like the hand we have without M&A,' says Comcast CFO Mike Cavanagh.
How will T-Mobile monetize 5G? 'I've always thought it was kind of a crazy question because 5G is just the next G,' said CEO Mike Sievert. 'We have to do it.'
Version 4.0 of Apstra's software includes additional multivendor capabilities to now support VMware NSX-T 3.0 and Broadcom's Enterprise SONiC.
It's a heady day for Xiaomi as a DC court overturns Trump's decision to blacklist it, as Q1 earnings show it gobbling up Huawei's market share.
The Israeli software giant snapped up Openet in August last year after failing to swat it in the law courts. Here's what happened next.
Swiss operator in more confident mood following its FTTH partnership with Swisscom.
A US-backed consortium's bagging of a nationwide spectrum license in Ethiopia suggests low-cost credit is a more effective tool for countering Huawei than some other options proposed.
Acquisition of long-time partner brings real-time policy control to CSG's tech stack, lets billing and charging specialist target emerging 5G monetization market.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia sets up AI use case library; French investment rises in 2020; Openreach opts for Ciena gear.
In an unprecedented move, messaging giant WhatsApp has filed a case against the government in the Delhi High Court to block new social media rules now in force.
Microsoft's promise to connect millions of Americans to the Internet via its Airband effort in TV white space spectrum 'all turned out to be hot air,' according to the NAB.
Citing rising content fees and platform and billing costs, Philo will boost the price of its sports-free channel package to $25 per month for new subscribers starting June 8, a 25% jump from its current price of $20.
'We're open to any type of solution, as long as we believe there seems to be value creation to occur going forward,' CEO Dexter Goei says.
Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg declined to directly discuss the company's rivals like AT&T and Dish Network. But he was clear on monetizing 5G: 'We're already doing it,' he said.
With customers' keenness to be green posing risks for smartphones, 24 operators and manufacturers form an environmental rating scheme. Apple's absent.
The Chinese equipment vendor's sinister plan for world software domination is unlikely to save parts of its telecom business or win friends in the US.
Huawei is ready to launch its Harmony OS as a commercial handset operating platform at an event on June 2. The system was introduced just two years ago.
This week: Cheri Beranek, president and CEO of Clearfield, on addressing fiber deployment challenges in rural areas and how to prepare for an influx of demand for fiber broadband builds amidst supply shortages.
Betacom has been building wireless networks in stadiums and elsewhere for decades. Now, the company is expanding into the market for private wireless 4G and 5G networks for enterprises.
Singapore market leader and partner Samsung look to have pipped rivals to the post.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: 5G room service in Stockholm; Virgin Media doubles down on waste; fiber-to-the-yogurt.
Lynk hopes to receive FCC approval to launch 10 satellites next year in order to provide space-based roaming services to a dozen wireless network operators around the world.
'Big Tech has been enjoying a free ride on our Internet infrastructure,' wrote FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr, the latest indication that Internet companies may soon pay to cross the digital divide.
AT&T's plans to shut down its 3G network by February of next year will affect roughly 3.6 million alarms, and are therefore 'harmful, even deadly,' according to the Alarm Industry Communications Committee.
Reporting out mobile subscribers and financials provides transparency to Wall Street, but 'The reality is that we don't look at [wireless] as a single product,' Charter CFO Chris Winfrey says.
Snap buys a promising augmented reality startup for $500 million after pipping Facebook and Apple to the post by unveiling working AR glasses.
Heavy Reading's Sterling Perrin discusses the latest with 400G pluggables in the metro and 800G optical modules in the data center as we preview this week's event, "Optical Networking Digital Symposium: A New Age of Optical Networking."
Fixed wireless presents a 'nice replacement' as AT&T considers a plan to shut down a portion of its DSL infrastructure that won't be upgraded to fiber, CEO John Stankey says.
The risk is growing that China restricts Ericsson in retaliation against Sweden's clampdown on Huawei and ZTE.
UK operator highlights need to better manage peak capacity requirements.
Fixed wireless provider Redzone told the FCC it would deploy 50Mbit/s services to the town of Islesboro, Maine. The only problem? The town already operates a 1Gbit/s fiber network.
Ethiopia's government drools over prospect of $8 billion infrastructure investment as state-owned Ethio Telecom finally faces competition.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: OneWeb's satellite space-hopper; Tele2 cuts SIM holders in half to save plastic; fiber rollouts in the UK and Belgium.
CEO acknowledges that 100% network ownership is an impossible task as he plots DT's course for the coming years.
OK from a Delaware bankruptcy court judge arrives the week after TiVo bid $18.5 million for MobiTV's assets, including its patents and a 'going concern' business involving dozens of service providers.
In ditching its WarnerMedia business, AT&T plans to refocus on fiber and 5G. How might that effort - which includes an increase in spending - affect AT&T rivals like Verizon and T-Mobile?
Judge denies city's request to dismiss the cable operator's lawsuit, which alleges that a conduit network agreement violates state law.
Cable's steady march into mobile continued in the period, as Comcast, Charter and Altice USA represented 27.4% of total US mobile industry growth, according to MoffettNathanson.
A decade ago, there was a debate involving LTE-Advanced, 4.5G and 4.9G. Today, the same debate is brewing around 5.5G, 5G-Advanced and, potentially, 6G.
Working in collaboration with state-owned operator NT, Mavenir and Cisco provide tech know-how for Thailand's first '5G open RAN smart city' in Ban Chang.
The Australia spy agency war-gamed Huawei 5G kit for eight months before deciding to shut the door on it, a new book reveals.
This week in our WiC roundup: Apple makes rotten hiring choice; the glass ceiling may be made of concrete for some; startups are equality's last hope; and more.
Friday fun: The Informa Tech 5G 100 influencers lists needs an update. Let us know who should stay, who should go and who you think we're missing.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: O2 keeps unwanted tech out of landfill; Elon Musk raises UK jobs hopes.
The cable operator is spinning off its data center facilities and will rent them to companies providing edge services.
Alaskan operator intends to use a mix of HFC and FTTP technologies to deliver 2-Gig services to 77% of its footprint in 2022, with plans to hit 10-Gig speeds in the next five years.
Ford said its new 'Power-Up' service will deliver fixes, new services and other software goodies to vehicle owners over AT&T's 4G LTE network. The company warned some software updates 'are big.'
The operator would struggle to sell a technology overseas if it has not proven it in India.
The German incumbent forecasts sluggish sales growth over the next four years and channels most spending outside Europe.
TJ Fox is Verizon's new SVP of Industrial IoT and Automotive. Prior to Fox's appointment, Verizon's IoT functions were scattered across a variety of business units.
The Federal Trade Commission, along with a handful of states, have accused the telco of misrepresenting advertised DSL speeds. Frontier, now out of bankruptcy, says it will 'present a vigorous defense.'
Comcast's Tom Wlodkowski shares the cable provider's journey into improving accessibility features on its Xfinity X1 platform.
Operator says it's on track to dislodge SFR as France's second-largest mobile operator behind Orange (but not until 2026).
The Italian telco is more confident about plans to create a single fiber network following Enel's decision to sell its Open Fiber stake.
The trade show faces a potential existential crisis if the new normal is here to stay.
Smaller wireless network operators in the US allocate 6-8 weeks for the delivery of network equipment. Now, due to the global chipset shortage, they're looking at wait times of almost a year.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: O2/Virgin Media merger gets the official green light; Altice France revenue up 2.9% in Q1; what sports fans think of sports tech.
Cisco's choosing to absorb higher prices for scarce silicon by narrowing its profit margins – but it can't do this forever, warns its CEO.
The elder statesman of China's mobile industry is disappointed by what is currently available in 5G.
Verizon has asked the FCC to speed up the approval process for its proposed $7 billion acquisition of TracFone.
Partnership with Plume gives Evolution Digital a managed Wi-Fi play for independent operators while also bringing more stability to a video business that's now largely focused on operator-managed Android TV boxes.
But ad-supported version of HBO Max will not include access to new Warner Bros. films that are debuting simultaneously in theaters and on the original, ad-free version of HBO Max service throughout 2021.
Japan's disruptive mobile play signs MoUs with home-based suppliers to develop O-RAN-compliant 4G and 5G radio units for expansion abroad.
UK's smallest mobile network operator flags (again) network expansion, and hails success of anti-spam innovation.
Open RAN now has 'a reasonable chance to actually overtake the performance of the incumbent architecture,' according to Vodafone's Santiago Tenorio.
The US operators certainly lived up to their 'dumb and dumber' nicknames with forays into content and media that showed zero common sense.
Bill Lambertson of IBM and Dave Shacochis of Lumen Technologies join the podcast to explain how the distributed cloud supports edge computing use cases for enterprise customers.
In another example of Verizon distancing itself from its own Fios TV product, the mobile and broadband service provider is offering up to three free months of Sling TV to wireless, Fios or 5G Home customers.
Velocity, a fixed wireless provider launched by a utility co-op, built a network with stimulus money that could serve as a template for future broadband spending.
Ex-military officials in Myanmar's communications ministry made telcos and ISPs install spyware software even before the army's February 1 coup.
The Tele2 and Telenor network venture in Sweden has moved away from 4G partner Huawei and opted for Ericsson and Nokia for 5G.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Three Ireland signs up to Ericsson's 5G Startup program; the Proximus Doktr will see you now; Virgin Media shakes up wholesale offer.
Vendor has adapted its edge and cloud software to work with the new Wi-Fi EasyMesh standards that are now baked into Wi-Fi 6 products while still supporting the more advanced features that are woven into its legacy platform.
'The 6GHz range is a midband frequency and sits at a balancing point between coverage and capacity, providing the perfect environment for 5G connectivity,' the GSMA argued with Nokia and others.
This week: US Ignite's Mari Silbey - as well as Alex Wyglinski and Casey Canfield, co-leads on an Internet deployment project in Clinton County, Missouri - join the podcast to discuss 'Project Overcome,' a $2.7 million effort to tackle the digital divide with novel broadband solutions.
AT&T estimates the overall information and communications technology industry is responsible for roughly half of all semiconductor sales. And as a result, it's worried about shortages.
Vendor hopes to raise its profile among institutional investors as it pushes ahead with a plan to pair Motorola-branded cable modems, gateways and other CPE with AI-powered smart home management software.
Light Reading's Alan Breznick and Jeff Baumgartner weigh in on the burning questions surrounding the recently announced media moves by AT&T.
The drop in ARPU comes after the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India eliminated Interconnection Usage Charges (IUC) in January this year.
The UK-based operator plans to spend more on 5G and the development of business products, to the immediate dismay of shareholders.
China Mobile is planning a stock exchange listing in Shanghai that could raise $7 billion from domestic China investors.
The Tampere University spinoff moves into the next phase of its strategy and unveils Wirepas Private 5G based on DECT-2020 NR standard.
Charter seeks a limited waiver for RDOF wins in small parts of Massachusetts, Kentucky, Missouri, Virginia and Wisconsin that are already served by a broadband provider or are recipients of broadband funding.
Twitter has seen big brands pull their advertising, even as Facebook and Google cash in big from micro-targeting. But will iOS 14.5 be the big equalizer?
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BICS hooks up to Google Cloud; Vodacom encouraged by full-year numbers; BT bills with Amdocs.
Startup hopes to support enterprises looking to transition to private wireless 5G networks on CBRS spectrum.
Steve Miller-Jones of Limelight Networks joins the podcast to talk about the future of media and video distribution.
MobiTV's platform will fill key gaps in TiVo's tech and services portfolio as it looks to grow its largest market, pay-TV, exec says. The move also arrives as Xperi looks to split out its product and intellectual property businesses.
Telecom operators sound like they have given up resisting AWS, Google Cloud and Microsoft Azure. They are risking a lot.
China Telecom and ZTE are building out systems for passenger airlines that could replace satellite technology.
In a huge reversal, AT&T sells its content shop WarnerMedia to a joint venture with Discovery, as CEO John Stankey shrinks the company's big debt pile.
Vodafone spinout keeps within guidance, but markets seem underwhelmed as share price takes a hit.
The European cable operator is preparing for widespread deployments of a distributed access architecture using a compact node from Vector Technologies paired with a remote PHY module developed by Vecima.
Operator intends to cut a maximum of 485 jobs in bid to boost competitive position.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: social media back on in Ethiopia; Enea joins multivendor 5G SA core initiative; EE boosts rail connectivity as UK pandemic restrictions ease.
Evoca, a pay-TV provider that uses ATSC 3.0 and Internet connectivity, to deliver a blend of live TV and VoD services, has dropped a big hint about its next market launch.
Swiss IPTV software and infrastructure services player is yet another vendor that hopes to benefit from the financial demise of MobiTV even as it seeks to expand its reach in Europe.
Our unscientific reader poll shows that nearly 7 in 10 folks who attended #MWC19 will not likely turn up for #MWC21.
After Colonial Pipeline payday expect a surge in ransomware attacks - starting with Toshiba.
Messaging giant WhatsApp's controversial policy, which allows user data to be shared with parent company Facebook and others, is in the spotlight again.
CEO Charlie Vogt identifies set of 'mega trends' poised to drive the business forward, including the shift to 5G, new and emerging broadband competition, and an acceleration of fiber upgrade cycles.
Swiss private equity fund Partners Group is reportedly in talks to acquire Atria Convergence Technologies, India's largest non-telco ISP.
Chen, who works for Qualcomm, was named the chairman of the 3GPP RAN Plenary in March and oversees the development of 5G standards for the physical layer of the radio interface.
This week in our WiC roundup: Returnships could offer post-pandemic option for women who left jobs; blind interviews create hiring solutions; how work culture should change to accommodate employees; and more.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telecom Italia signs renewables deal; Rostelecom surges ahead in Q1; UK homeworkers dread returning to their office broadband.
Singapore operator to review Amobee and Trustwave businesses and expects to report full-year net exceptional loss of $907 million.
A wish-list of technical requirements arrives in vendor offices, but the chances of a mass-market deployment in the next few years are remote.
The interest in deploying private 5G networks is at an all-time high, writes West Gate Networks President Andrew Froehlich. Service providers need to make sure their customers understand how to stay connected when most devices are WiFi-only.
Disney's premium streaming service ended fiscal Q2 with 103.6 million subs, short of an expected 110 million. Meanwhile, operating losses at Disney's direct-to-consumer business have narrowed significantly.
Sonim, a maker of rugged mobile phones, warned that 'substantial doubt exists regarding Sonim's ability to continue as a going concern.' As a result, the company is considering strategic alternatives.
As the Biden administration pushes $100 billion toward the broadband industry, T-Mobile positions its 5G Home Internet service as a potential recipient of that spending.
More than half of houses across Europe have fiber-optic connections, 10 million more than in 2019.
Profits are increasingly being held up by the Japanese service provider's digital businesses.
The Japanese e-commerce firm is already a long way behind its bigger rivals in the country's 5G market.
Following a big bet on 5G, MediaTek is now positioned to challenge smartphone chipset heavyweight Qualcomm in the US market. MediaTek is predicting 40% growth in 2021.
UK operator to consider external funding for FTTP rollout for the first time as it looks to brighter times ahead.
Spanish giant claims full-year 'stabilization' target on track as COVID-19 impact diminishes; continues to chip away at huge debt pile.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UK soccer rights rolled over; Safaricom pinched by pandemic; BT makes progress in carbon-cutting.
Fourth-largest US cable operator aims to be '10-gig-ready' in the next 18 months, thanks to its aggressive FTTP upgrade strategy.
In an auction process that took a day-and-a-half to complete, TiVo beat out a rival bid of $18 million from a group that included UK-based Amino Technologies and a joint venture of Roku and RPX.
'We know where to put the CBRS radios to get the maximum offload capacity,' says Charter President and CEO Tom Rutledge.
Threat of litigation by Chinese smartphone maker appears to have forced a rethink.
T-Mobile disclosed in a recent letter that 'active 2G/3G devices accounted for less than 1% of traffic on the T-Mobile network as of the week of April 11, 2021.'
Facebook's newest midband spectrum tests hint at its desire for 'self-organizing network (SON) features in a 5G over-the-air setup operating in a small cell configuration.'
The US Internet equipment maker snaps up an Israeli startup highly regarded for its automation expertise and agnosticism.
Bouncing back from a 2019 loss and splash as the Nasdaq Whale, SoftBank Group rides IPOs to profits that are a Japanese record. But can it continue?
Comcast Cable CEO Dave Watson says 'it's absolutely doable' to deploy the company's software stack for Flex and X1 in smart TVs.
India's DoT tries to nip 5G COVID-19 conspiracy theories in the bud by reasonably pointing out there's currently no 5G in India.
Learn how new Cisco Webex innovations ensure secure, inclusive collaboration so everyone's voice is heard - regardless of geography, language, tech savvy or personality type and more.
Europe's biggest operator today generates most of its profits and invests most of its cash in the US. What does that mean for Europe?
The settlement relates to events that were subject to a $1 billion settlement with the DoJ and SEC in 2019.
On this episode, Gagandeep Kaur discusses the state of telecom in India and the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the industry at large.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: how 5G is changing the way folk use their phones; Orange brings 5G to Slovakia; the Queen promises to sort out UK broadband.
Mo Katibeh is now in charge of AT&T's capital budget 'including AT&T's aggressive fiber build expansion and nationwide 5G deployment,' the company confirmed to Light Reading.
Verizon, T-Mobile and others are building 5G in midband spectrum. That work is initially focused on macro cell towers. Small cells, on the other hand, might come into play later.
'Sports-first' OTT-TV service provider intends to kick off a beta of its free-to-play gaming within weeks, and its interactive sportsbook in Q4. FuboTV now expects to end 2021 with as many as 850,000 subscribers.
Although President Biden has hinted at a broadband future with 1Gbit/s speeds, new rules from his administration suggest speeds of 100 Mbit/s. And they acknowledge speeds of just 25 Mbit/s.
Verizon report on mobile device security reveals phishing attempts are on the rise; malware threats have slightly decreased.
Update: TiVo wins the MobiTV auction with a bid of $18.5 million, beating a last gasp bid of $18 million from a group that included Amino Technologies and a joint venture of Roku and RPX.
China has established a new state-owned satellite company that looks set to drive its national LEO broadband efforts.
With Japan's mobile market maturing, SoftBank Corp looks to pan-Asian data analytics, chat and driverless cars for other bets to boost its numbers.
The equipment maker could be turfed out of China's second 5G tender if Sweden's government does not reinstate Huawei and ZTE, according to a Chinese news report.
Korea's two biggest operators have both reported a double digit spike in Q1 operating profit, with signs their 5G investments may be starting to pay off.
The Finnish vendor adds another deal to its list of 5G contracts in the Americas.
Using and analyzing real-time and industry-specific data along with the formation of adaptive roadmaps are critical as video service providers work their way out of the pandemic and towards business growth.
Stanford University's Nick McKeown, recipient of the 2021 IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medal, joins the podcast to discuss a career milestone and a very forward-looking 5G project that involves (hopefully not) crashing drones on purpose.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefonica teams up with Microsoft on 5G private networks; Samsung isn't going to Barcelona; Ericsson boosts indoor 5G.
Buckeye Cablevision is worried about what might happen if MobiTV's assets, which include software code that Buckeye licenses to deliver video services, were to change hands.
The US wireless industry collected a total of more than 7 million new postpaid phone customers during the past 12 months. Where are all these new customers coming from?
T-Mobile is urging the FCC to take Dish Network's 12GHz spectrum licenses away from the company and auction them for 5G. Billions of dollars could be at stake.
Dish Network is looking to cover portions of the Central and Western US via its new cell tower Master Lease Agreement (MLA) with UScellular.
Dissatisfied with NBN pricing, Australian telcos are making an end-run around the wholesale network with 5G fixed wireless.
China Mobile, China Telecom and China Unicom lose their appeal against delisting.
Virtual auction for MobiTV, a bankrupt provider of IP video services to a wide range of cable operators and telcos, is set for the morning of Tuesday, May 11.
The Finnish vendor is to modernize the Swiss operator's transport network to enable faster service delivery through increased automation.
The network needs to be set up to prioritize types of traffic - and anything else that employees need - both for the rest of 2021, and to ensure we're ready for what the future might hold.
A Polish startup says it can go one better than the usual American software options for open RAN technology.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefonica sells off four more data centers; A1 Digital offers container orchestration; Dixons Carphone pays 'living wage.'
New feature nests YouTube TV inside the YouTube app, and arrives after Roku removed the YouTube TV app. Update: Roku calls Google's action the 'clear conduct of an unchecked monopolist.'
Roku's Platforms business, which is fueled in part by advertising and inventory on The Roku Channel, grew 101% in the first quarter of 2021.
Cost and scaling and a lack of business value for many video applications remain key issues for ultra-low latency streaming.
RDK-based 'Gravity' offering will support managed Wi-Fi, cybersecurity and advanced routing services and also try to provide capabilities similar to those of Google's Android TV Operator Tier in the video world.
We're still getting mixed messages about #MWC2021. The pandemic's grip is loosening in several places, but is it enough to bring the telecom world to Barcelona? Take our survey and let us know.
Cable One, like WideOpenWest, continues to see solid results from a broadband-focused strategy that gives short shrift to pay-TV.
The startup connects operators with hosts that will manage small cells in exchange for a monthly fee. Its first deployment is planned for this summer.
Verizon's 5G tests in the 3.5GHz CBRS band will also include 'intra-band and inter-band carrier aggregation between 3.5GHz and licensed (and/or unlicensed) bands.'
The two vendors sign a multi-year agreement and settle their dispute in under five months, although not without inflicting some pain on Ericsson.
This week in our WiC roundup: How to overcome implicit bias; Snapchat shares diversity report findings; sports tech nonprofit lobbies for women to join industry; and more.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: LoRaWAN for water control in Poland; Orange Business Services lands SD-WAN gig; Telecom Italia confuses with story rebuttal.
Cellnex has gone from renting out space on towers to buying 5G equipment in a move that has major ramifications for service providers, equipment makers and authorities.
In the early days of the Trump administration, a group of senior broadband industry executives hatched a plan to overturn the FCC's net neutrality guidelines, according to the New York Attorney General.
Supply chain constraints, particularly with semiconductors, are hitting Home Networks, the unit that CommScope intends to spin out in the first quarter of 2022.
Italian operator's share price falls sharply after Italy's prime minister is reported to have shot down its plans to merge with Open Fiber.
'If we find transactions that are positive to shareholders, we won't hesitate to move forward,' said CEO Jeff Storey. But some analysts aren't so sure that's going to actually happen.
Colombia's fourth mobile operator is said to be aiming for a 25% market share in five years.
Malaysia gets cracking on its ambitious plan to build a single national 5G wholesale network - but government officials haven't explained who will pay.
This week: Francella Ochillo, executive director of Next Century Cities, on the challenges local communities face in having their voices represented in broadband policy making and deployment.
India's 5G spectrum (3.3-3.6GHz) auction may be pushed to the first quarter of 2022 due to the devastating second wave of COVID-19, according to reports.
Paid subscriber gains led by Paramount+, the super-sized streaming service that debuted on March 4 and succeeded CBS All Access.
Having sold off so much of its European estate, the cable company needs a forthcoming UK marriage to work out.
Nokia North America CTO Mike Murphy examines the standards and parity challenges open RAN has to overcome to become a fully fledged technology.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Airspan to open lab in Slough; Three's revenue rises in Q1; Openreach trials digital migration in Suffolk.
Extending beyond the need for raw speeds and feeds, reducing latencies could set up a 'revolutionary change' to the user's broadband experience, says CableLabs exec Matt Schmitt.
Infinera, Apple, National Instruments and Viavi are among the companies that have reported financial troubles due to the ongoing global chipset shortage.
T-Mobile counts around 900,000 Dish Network customers that will be affected by its CDMA plans. Dish puts that number closer to 4 million. The truth may lie elsewhere.
US towerco sells a stake in its European business and announces a public offering to raise funds for its takeover of Telxius.
Supplier says a new, flexible distributed access architecture (DAA) product, which could play a role in future DOCSIS 4.0 networks, is ready for field deployments.
China has fallen out of love with tech giants and is seeking new ways to punish them.
Elon Musk announces the Starlink satellite Internet service has 500,000 pre-orders, rocketing up from 10,000 in February.
The UK mobile operator believes the overhaul of its transport infrastructure will lead to cost savings and a competitive edge.
The social network's business communication product hits 7 million paid subscribers, but it is still a minnow compared to Teams.
A cloud-in-a-box - perhaps more commonly referred to as 'Business in a Box' or 'Infrastructure In a Box' - takes everything to the edge, and dramatically reduces the possibility of business disruptions due to the misfunctioning or end-of-life application servers or network devices at each location.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Echostar teams up with Semtech for satellite-based services; Slovak Telekom increases its capacity with Intelsat; BICS simplifies SIMs.
RDK Management, an organization now led by Jason Briggs following the recent departure of Steve Heeb, hits device deployment milestone as Google continues to drive service provider scale with Android TV.
T-Mobile's CEO said that the operator's new Magenta Max 5G customers consume 40% more data than its other 5G customers, and fully 70% more data than T-Mobile's average 4G LTE customers.
'An industry certification program for open RAN can be a significant milestone,' Microsoft told the FCC. Meantime, the O-RAN Alliance, the UK government and others aren't standing still.
Operator's 'broadband-first' strategy is in full swing, as vast majority of new customers take only WOW's broadband service and attach a streaming service.
Nextlink won't build Internet connections to 265 locations in New Mexico. The company said that's just 0.1% of its RDOF coverage area, but critics are beginning to sound the alarm.
Taiwan heavyweights Chunghwa Telecom and Taiwan Mobile have handed down contrasting Q1 results.
Dutch incumbent KPN, in response to media speculation, said it had knocked back two separate and 'unsolicited' takeover bids from private equity firms EQT and KKR.
Microsoft's $12 billion takeover offer for the popular video game chat service Discord has been denied.
The operator is entrusting more of its systems to the public cloud and will use a technology developed with Google to realize cost savings and service improvements.
Expected short-term issue is driving up costs and lowering margins for cable access gear, but not enough to alter Harmonic's revenue forecast for 2021.
The ongoing second wave of the pandemic is likely to have a devastating impact on the smartphone market in the country, according to Counterpoint Research.
As if COVID-19 were not enough to contend with, Telenor's Myanmar business reels from the effects of February's coup and its aftermath.
Secucloud provides Aryaka with a SASE platform that includes a cloud-based firewall-as-a-service, DNS security and secure web gateway with advanced threat protection capabilities.
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Alongside calling, texting and mobile hotspot capabilities, Dish Network's Boost Mobile MVNO will also offer telemedicine services through K Health on its $60/month plan.
Striking an MVNO deal is 'an interesting idea,' but the near-term focus is on upgrading and expanding Frontier's fiber network as the company exits bankruptcy, executive chairman John Stratton says.
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As the 2021 hurricane and wildfire season gets underway, the nation's top wireless network operators say they're preparing their operations for worst-case scenarios.
While Verizon will retain 10% of that business, the 'corporate carveout' effectively ends Verizon's individual pursuit of a digital advertising and media market led by the likes of Google and Facebook.
T-Mobile said in January it would 'reevaluate' its political contributions. But in February the company was among those that made the maximum legal contributions to GOP candidates.
Corning competitor STL said increased bandwidth usage, European expansion and more 5G network buildups will keep it growing in 2021.
OTT-TV service is presenting alternatives after YouTube TV and Roku failed to strike a new deal that reportedly centers in part on Google's desire to have the AV1 codec supported on Roku's platform.
'Open RAN is not ready for full commercial deployment for several reasons,' T-Mobile argued. 'For example, methods must be developed for implementing regulatory mandates, like 911.'