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China Mobile and Huawei win 5G Core Leadership Award at the 5G World Summit
News Wire Feed | 9/30/2021

At the 2021 5G World Summit, hosted by Informa Tech, China Mobile and Huawei received the 5G Core Leadership award by Omdia, a world-renowned technology consulting firm.

SoftBank buys 200 patents from Alphabet's Loon for HAPS
News Wire Feed | 9/30/2021

SoftBank said it purchased 200 patents from Alphabet's shuttered Loon balloon service, which it will use for its HAPSMobile effort.

UScellular to sell Kajeet's services to schools
News Wire Feed | 9/30/2021

UScellular agreed to sell Kajeet's various services and devices for K-12 education customers.

City of San Jose to install 20 Helium transmitters
News Wire Feed | 9/30/2021

The mayor of San Jose said the city would install 20 Helium transmitters and use the resulting money to finance broadband Internet access for low-income residents.

ThinkAnalytics beefs up ad-targeting capability
News Wire Feed | 9/30/2021

Says new features can boost advertising revenue opportunities and reduces costs/time-to-market with predictive affinity categories, household composition and intent to purchase.

Charter's biz unit brings TV streaming to healthcare industry
News Wire Feed | 9/30/2021

Spectrum Enterprise has launched TV Streaming Access for Healthcare and for Hospitality, an IP-delivered service that can run on in-room TVs or via a mobile app or web browser.

AT&T extends COVID-19 vaccination policy to union workers
News Wire Feed | 9/29/2021

AT&T said its COVID-19 vaccination policy now includes workers represented by the CWA union.

Liberty Latin America, América Móvil to combine Chilean operations
News Wire Feed | 9/29/2021

The deal will combine VTR and Claro Chile under a new 50/50 joint venture.

Federated moves CBRS ESC to Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands
News Wire Feed | 9/29/2021

Federated Wireless said it expanded its ESC network for the 3.5GHz CBRS spectrum band into Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.

IoT provider 1NCE nets $50M from Deutsche Telekom, SoftBank, others
News Wire Feed | 9/29/2021

IoT provider 1NCE said it obtained $50 million in financing from investors, including Deutsche Telekom, SoftBank and others.

Drone testing goes 5G in New York
News Wire Feed | 9/29/2021

The MITRE Engenuity Open Generation 5G Consortium will use 5G for unmanned aircraft systems testing in a 50-mile corridor between Syracuse and Rome, New York.

Frndly TV pitches Hallmark Movies Now as a premium add-on
News Wire Feed | 9/29/2021

The price of Frndly TV's core live TV service will remain the same and continue to offer Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries and Hallmark Drama. Hallmark Movies Now will fetch an extra $5.99 per month.

Roku launches TV streaming campaign for the holidays
News Wire Feed | 9/29/2021

Campaign uses the 'Ok, Roku does that' tagline to highlight platform's ease of use and simplicity, company says.

AT&T, Corning announce new fiber deal
News Wire Feed | 9/28/2021

Under a new fiber deal between AT&T and Corning, the fiber vendor will invest $150 million in optical cable manufacturing in North Carolina, initially adding 200 jobs.

Kajeet unveils product to put 5G on school buses
News Wire Feed | 9/28/2021

Kajeet's new SmartBus 5G will use 4G and 5G signals to create Wi-Fi connections on school buses.

Verizon wins $887M Department of Labor contract
News Wire Feed | 9/28/2021

Verizon said it will modernize the network infrastructure of the US Department of Labor.

Consolidated sells off Ohio assets
News Wire Feed | 9/27/2021

Those assets, being sold to Middle Point Home Telephone Company, contributed about $9 million of revenue in fiscal 2020, and includes roughly 4,000 access lines and 3,900 Internet connections.

Dish debuts more powerful video platform for hotels
News Wire Feed | 9/27/2021

Nearly half the size of its predecessor, the 'Smartbox 2' also expands in-room entertainment with support for up to 192 channels and a 10-Gig networking port.

TeraGo updates on 5G core progress
News Wire Feed | 9/27/2021

TeraGo said it is on track to finish its 5G core network expansion this year.

Dish Network to 'explore' blockchain in 5G
News Wire Feed | 9/27/2021

Dish Network said it will team with Input Output Global (IOG) to look at how it might use blockchain technologies in its business.

Redbox, Roku ink promotional deal
News Wire Feed | 9/27/2021

Through mid-2022, a $5 Redbox streaming credit will be offered on Roku players sold exclusively through Walmart.

Redbox makes streaming connection with Vewd
News Wire Feed | 9/24/2021

Redbox's streaming app to be preloaded on new Vewd-powered TVs and set-tops in the US.

SASE to double yearly through 2025, Dell'Oro Group
News Wire Feed | 9/24/2021

SD-WAN and SWG vendors must embrace SASE to remain relevant.

Charter's Connie Luck joins BCAP board
News Wire Feed | 9/22/2021

Luck has been elected to a three-year term on the board of the Broadband Cable Association of Pennsylvania.

AT&T enlists YouTube star to help sell 5G
News Wire Feed | 9/22/2021

AT&T said YouTube content creator Tim 'TimTheTatman' Betar will visit three locations as part of its 'AT&T 5G Roadshow.'

STL launches Accellus lineup for open RAN 5G
News Wire Feed | 9/22/2021

STL said its new lineup of Accellus products – ranging from radios to RICs – are designed for 5G networks using open RAN specifications.

SSIMWAVE connects with Verimatrix to prevent reverse-engineering of its video platform
News Wire Feed | 9/22/2021

SSIMWAVE is using Verimatrix's Code Protection system to shore up the security of its intellectual property.

MultiChoice Africa taps Minim and Irdeto for Wi-Fi and security combo
News Wire Feed | 9/22/2021

New offering ties into MultiChoice's 'DStv Internet' fixed wireless service.

ViacomCBS launches Paramount+/Showtime streaming bundle
News Wire Feed | 9/21/2021

Combo runs $9.99 per month with Showtime and the Paramount+ Essential Plan, and $12.99 per month for Showtime and the ad-free Paramount+ Premium Plan.

T-Mobile expands fixed wireless Internet coverage area
News Wire Feed | 9/21/2021

T-Mobile said it is now selling its in-home, fixed wireless Internet offering across more locations in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina.

Dish to use 10x People to manage phone numbers
News Wire Feed | 9/21/2021

Dish Network said it will use 10x People, LLC to manage its telephone number inventory.

Comcast expands 'Internet Essentials' program to Federal Pell Grant recipients
News Wire Feed | 9/21/2021

Cable op also pledges $15 million in free Internet service and 25,000 laptops, a move linked to 'Project UP,' Comcast's initiative to advance digital equity.

Viasat wins part of US military's 5G testing contract
News Wire Feed | 9/20/2021

Viasat said it will help the US Department of Defense to test 5G capabilities.

NFL goes with Extreme Networks for Wi-Fi 6 deployments
News Wire Feed | 9/20/2021

The NFL said it will add Wi-Fi 6 networks in new stadiums under an expansion of its existing agreement with Extreme Networks.

Blue Ridge Communications to rebuild cable plant with FTTP
News Wire Feed | 9/17/2021

Plan is to introduce FTTP area-by-area in the 'next few years,' and eventually rebuild operator's 8,000 miles of cable plant passing more than 250,000 homes in Northeastern Pennsylvania.

AT&T takes 5G and edge computing to sea
News Wire Feed | 9/16/2021

AT&T and the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) said they will test 5G and edge computing-powered sea applications 'that connect crewed and non-crewed vessels and sensors.'

Vuzix touts smart glasses with Verizon's BlueJeans
News Wire Feed | 9/16/2021

Verizon's BlueJeans will use edge computing and 5G technologies to run on the Vuzix M400 and M4000 smart glasses.

T-Mobile to offer phone repairs
News Wire Feed | 9/16/2021

T-Mobile said it will offer in-store, same-day phone device repairs at 500 stores across the country.

MediaKind ups Allen Broome to CEO
News Wire Feed | 9/16/2021

Broome, formerly the CTO of MediaKind, succeeds Matt McConnell in the top role at the video tech company.

Liberty Latin America subsidiary acquires América Móvil Panama operations
News Wire Feed | 9/15/2021

América Móvil's Panama operations will become part of Liberty Latin America's Cable & Wireless Panamá unit.

Charter launches $30M Spectrum Community Assist program
News Wire Feed | 9/15/2021

New initiative aims to revitalize local community centers and invest in job training.

Extreme Networks completes acquisition of Infovista's Ipanema SD-WAN business
News Wire Feed | 9/15/2021

The acquisition expands Extreme's market-leading ExtremeCloud portfolio, offering new cloud-managed SD-WAN and security software solutions.

Altice USA speeds up, renames affordable broadband plan
News Wire Feed | 9/15/2021

Renamed "Optimum Advantage Internet' plan now offers download speeds up to 50 Mbit/s, up from prior speeds of at least 30 Mbit/s.

NSF to invest $25M into SpectrumX
News Wire Feed | 9/15/2021

SpectrumX, a coalition of 27 institutions led by the University of Notre Dame, will get $25 million over five years from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

AT&T launches new plans for small business
News Wire Feed | 9/15/2021

AT&T is offering a number of new services for small businesses, including 90 days of free wireless service to help entrepreneurs start or expand their business.

SDC Capital grabs majority stake in IQ Fiber
News Wire Feed | 9/15/2021

IQ Fiber says funding will enable it to complete the first phase of its all-fiber network build in the Jacksonville, Florida, area.

Zype snaps up TV and mobile app publisher MAZ Systems
News Wire Feed | 9/15/2021

Zype says deal will enable it to support automated app publishing across all major mobile, tablet, connected TV, web browsers and gaming console devices.

Opensignal acquired by Comlinkdata
News Wire Feed | 9/14/2021

Comlinkdata, the company that previously acquired Tutela, said it will also acquire network-monitoring company Opensignal.

Parallel Wireless to open new R&D centers for open RAN
News Wire Feed | 9/14/2021

Parallel Wireless said it will open new open RAN research and development centers in the UK and Israel.

Dish to use IBM's AI-powered automation software
News Wire Feed | 9/14/2021

Dish network said it will use automation and network orchestration software and services from IBM that rely on the vendor's artificial intelligence (AI) technology.

Neustar to be acquired by TransUnion
News Wire Feed | 9/14/2021

Neustar, which in part supplies telecom services, said it will be acquired by credit monitoring company TransUnion.

OpenVault program streamlines EBB participation for ISPs
News Wire Feed | 9/14/2021

Says new turnkey initiative aims to simplify operator participation in the FCC's Emergency Broadband Benefit program.

Firstlight Media hires sales lead
News Wire Feed | 9/13/2021

Chris Drake, an exec late of Comcast Technology Solutions at Verizon Media and Real Networks, has been named SVP of global head of revenue at Firstlight Media.

T-Mobile to sell prepaid, postpaid through Walmart
News Wire Feed | 9/13/2021

T-Mobile said its T-Mobile and Metro by T-Mobile brands will be available in 2,300 Walmart stores and on Walmart.com.

EchoStar, via Hughes, gets closer to OneWeb
News Wire Feed | 9/10/2021

EchoStar is the parent company of Hughes Network Systems, which has a new distribution agreement with OneWeb.

NCTC makes changes to senior leadership team
News Wire Feed | 9/10/2021

Organization announces new or revised roles for Lisa Hood, Jared Baumann, Rob Smith and Steve Beardslee.

Altice USA COO resigns
News Wire Feed | 9/9/2021

Hakim Boubazine, COO and president of telecommunications, will serve as senior advisor to the CEO through December 31. Altice USA CEO Dexter Goei will take over the company's Telecommunications division.

VMware gets a new CTO
News Wire Feed | 9/9/2021

VMware announced that Kit Colbert will be the company's new chief technology officer (CTO).

CommScope touts court win against Dali Wireless
News Wire Feed | 9/9/2021

CommScope said it won a $6 million appeal against Dali Wireless in a long-running patent infringement case between the two companies.

Nokia wins UScellular's standalone 5G core business
News Wire Feed | 9/9/2021

UScellular plans to complete the deployment of Nokia's standalone 5G core network by the end of next year.

FuboTV's sportsbook unit hooks up with the NY Jets
News Wire Feed | 9/8/2021

The deal, which centers on the creation of the Fubo Sportsbook Lounge at MetLife Stadium for Jets home games, makes Fubo Sportsbook the official sports betting partner of the NFL club.

Vyve Broadband hires head of marketing
News Wire Feed | 9/8/2021

Jill Arbet, an exec late of Suddenlink, has been named SVP of marketing.

HBO Max to debut in parts of Europe on October 26
News Wire Feed | 9/8/2021

Customers in the Nordics and Spain will be the first in the region to gain access to WarnerMedia's new subscription streaming service.

MediaTek dominates smartphone SoC market: Counterpoint
News Wire Feed | 9/7/2021

According to Counterpoint Technology Market Research, MediaTek enjoyed a commanding lead in the smartphone system on a chip (SoC) space in the second quarter of 2021.

Kymeta tests antenna with OneWeb
News Wire Feed | 9/7/2021

Antenna vendor Kymeta said it successfully tested its u8 flat panel antenna with OneWeb's low Earth orbit satellite constellation.

Former Sling TV exec Ingrid Mariotti joins Wurl
News Wire Feed | 9/7/2021

Mariotti has been named director of business development of streamers at Wurl.

Dell'Oro raises open RAN forecast on 'healthy traction'
News Wire Feed | 9/3/2021

Research and consulting firm Dell'Oro Group said it increased its high-end estimate for cumulative open RAN revenues from $10 billion to $15 billion between 2020 and 2025.

Charter awards $1M in digital literacy grants
News Wire Feed | 9/3/2021

Spectrum Digital Education grants are going to 49 nonprofits in 15 states and Washington, DC. The latest round ties into a broader five-year, $7 million commitment to support digital literacy.

Sling TV debuts exclusive Barstoool Sports channel
News Wire Feed | 9/3/2021

New, dedicated channel is available to both Sling subscribers and Sling 'Free' users.

Airties survey shows home Wi-Fi needs, expectations altered post-pandemic
News Wire Feed | 9/2/2021

Consumers value home Wi-Fi more than ever and 80% would prefer in-home Wi-Fi gear be provided as a service by their broadband operator.

Frontier teams with Red Ventures to bulk up digital sales capabilities
News Wire Feed | 9/2/2021

Multi-year, AI-focused deal takes shape as Frontier moves ahead with plan to expand its fiber footprint.

Atlantic Broadband wraps buy of two WOW systems
News Wire Feed | 9/1/2021

Cogeco's Atlantic Broadband unit has acquired WOW's systems in Columbus and Cleveland, Ohio. They'll be rebranded following the integration period.

Dish's Boost Mobile unit deals for Gen Mobile
News Wire Feed | 9/1/2021

Dish says the acquisition of the prepaid mobile service will expand distribution, accelerate its participation in the Emergency Broadband Benefit program and help it bridge the 'digital divide.'

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