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Allen Broome rises to CEO at MediaKind

Broome, a former Comcast exec who was named CTO of MediaKind in the fall of 2019, succeeds Matt McConnell, another former Comcast exec.

Investors value Discord at $15B in funding round

Discord flies high, with potential buyers Amazon and Twitter reportedly offering up to $18B and causing longstanding Internet forums to flop.

WhatsApp pilots Business Directory in e-commerce drive

Messaging service launches pilot in Brazil and indicates that India and Indonesia could be next.

Big 5G Recap: Going hybrid in the mile-high city

Light Reading's Jeff Baumgartner and Mike Dano join Phil Harvey to recap the Big 5G Event and discuss what has happened lately with in-person events.

DT plans German sovereign cloud – with Google

New joint offering from T-Systems and Google Cloud to start in mid-2022.

T-Mobile's Neville Ray: 5G's extraordinary upside

"I think we have so much to deliver on 5G."

Dish's Stephen Stokols hints at what's next for Boost Mobile

Stephen Stokols, the Dish Network executive in charge of the company's growing camp of mobile brands, said Dish might not be done buying MVNOs.

Leading Lights 2021: The Finalists

Light Reading is delighted to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights Awards program, which is now in its 17th year.

Korean law breaks up Google, Apple app payment monopolies

Korea has stolen a march on the rest of the world with the first law to compel Google and Apple to allow other payment systems in their app stores and apps.

Making sense of China's tech onslaught

China's tech sector and foreign investors still digesting raft of new rules as it gets even harder to keep up with the torrent of new Beijing directives.

Zoom CFO flags earlier than expected 'headwinds' on Q2 call

Kelly Steckelberg sees softening of demand in an 'evolving environment,' but videoconferencing powerhouse still glides past $1 billion quarterly revenue milestone for first time.

Comcast Business deals for Masergy to help speed its way up-market

Play for Masergy, a key supplier of SD-WAN and cloud services with more than 1,400 customers worldwide, aims to accelerate Comcast Business' plans to serve midsized and enterprise-level customers.

Rakuten needs telcos to ignore bum notes in $100B Symphony pitch

A year since launching Japan's fourth mobile network, the Japanese Internet company is now setting itself up as a vendor.

Light Reading Recap: Week ending August 20

Last week's telecom news highlights included all the damage, and damage control, surrounding T-Mobile's recent hack and data breach.

SES shows off its new baby

SES is nearing the launch of an initial set of high-capacity, medium Earth-satellites made by Boeing that will work in tandem with its existing satellite fleet, hook into Microsoft Azure, and provide global coverage.

Verizon takes cautious cloud approach

Ed Chan, Verizon's chief network engineering officer, believes it will be 'difficult to migrate to a cloud platform,' according to comments he made to the Cowen financial analysts.

Light Reading Recap: Week ending August 13

Last week's telecom news highlights included some M&A speculation involving Reliance Jio and T-Mobile Netherlands. We also covered the new roaming fees that are now summering in the UK. Finally, don't look up now but we have another satellite story – this one discusses SpaceX's decision to buy Swarm, a company that operates around 100 microsatellites providing IoT connectivity.

Podcast: Verizon on data theft and donuts

Verizon's Suzanne Widup has her finger on the pulse of hackers' evolving efforts to undermine network security via phishing attacks, ransomware and social engineering.

Rakuten losses soar 85% as it builds base stations

Rakuten Mobile's revenues grew 17% though building base stations dragged it into the red, after deals buying Altiostar and partnering Germany's 1&1.

Light Reading Recap: Week ending August 6

Last week's telecom news highlights included an overview of Rakuten's impressively aggressive plans, a look at Telegram's rapid growth and the looming threat it presents to telcos, and a summary of the supply chain issues that broadband equipment providers are having as the pandemic has forced higher prices and longer wait times for many components and logistics services.

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