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ATSC 3.0 reaches the smartphone

One Media 3.0, a unit of Sinclair Broadcasting, has its mitts on the first batch of phones that can use the broadcast signaling standard. One Media is also in talks with a couple of US MVNOs.

Podcast: Infinera's Tim Doiron on TIP, open networking and how vendors adapt

Infinera's Tim Doiron discusses open networking and Infinera's role in a recent Telecom Infra Project deployment.

COVID-19 drags down Shaw's quarterly sub totals

While the big Canadian operator reported flat overall revenues and higher net income for its fiscal fourth quarter, its wireless sub growth sagged and its cable and satellite TV units shed more subs.

Open RAN might not be ready for America's big 5G push

Some have been pushing open RAN as a lever to pull in the 'race to 5G' between the US and China. But the technology might not be ready for America's big midband spectrum rollout.

Facebook looks to AR to build beyond ads

Facebook's Q3 revenue soared 22% to $21.47 billion, 98.7% from advertisements. It hopes AR will help eventually build some non-ad revenue, too.

Charter's mobile biz crosses a key economic milestone

Spectrum Mobile enters EBITA-positive territory after surpassing 2 million lines in Q3. Meanwhile, Charter's broadband and video subs surged in the period.

China's operators see slight growth, 5G users up

Three Chinese operators steer a steady course in the first three quarters of the year with moderate revenue growth.

During the pandemic, Alphabet spells advertising success

Companies shifting their advertising online boosted YouTube's ad revenue by 32%, and Alphabet's overall revenue by 14%.

AWS star performer (again) in Amazon's bumper Q3

Cloud, e-commerce and video-streaming behemoth beats analyst estimates; AWS still on soaring upward trajectory.

Dell prioritizes 5G future

The transition of carrier networks to standard hardware is opening doors for Dell, but the company is making it clear from the outset that it will be much more than a hardware vendor.

Toyota increases KDDI stake in $500M connected car alliance

Toyota is to invest another 52.2 billion yen (US$500 million) in KDDI as part of a deal to collaborate on connected car technologies.

Eurobites: Proximus turns a corner in Q3, ups full-year guidance

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: MTN adds 12 million subscribers in Q3; signs of recovery at Millicom; no pause-button for Spotify.

Apple shows it is a COVID-19 winner despite iPhone dip

The services and Mac divisions are flying high in the pandemic, and the iPhone looks set for a 5G rebound.

WiCipedia: Breaking through barriers and smashing inequality

This week in our WiC roundup: Female founders raise initial capital faster; wage gap politics; new campaign urges women to dismiss boundaries; and more.

60% of Altice USA's new FTTP subs go for a Gig

Across its HFC and FTTP networks, 29% of broadband gross additions are taking Altice USA's 1-Gig product.

AT&T IoT exec Chris Penrose legs it to FogHorn

Chris Penrose has represented AT&T's IoT business for years at various industry trade shows and events. He's being replaced by Sarita Rao, a longtime AT&T executive.

Satellite providers jostle for 5G Fund money

The FCC's 5G Fund requires the delivery of services to an 'off-the-shelf' smartphone. That has piqued the interest of two satellite startups: SpaceMobile and Lynk.

Podcast: Pandemic's pull on network traffic patterns

Telia Carrier's Mattias Fridstrom discusses how the company's approach to fiber expansion varies in different regions, and how network traffic patterns are changing due to COVID-19.

Loss-making Telefónica bucks COVID-19 to lift revenues in Q3

Despite making a loss, Spanish telco giant saw net income grow by 5%, with 1.2% uplift in revenues, announces a FTTH alliance with Allianz.

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Verizon expands 5G Home to more cities Thursday, October 29, 2020
Marvell to buy Inphi for cloud, 5G Thursday, October 29, 2020
CBS names COO Wednesday, October 28, 2020
T-Mobile boasts of midband 5G expansion Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Assurant acquires Hyla Mobile Wednesday, October 28, 2020
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