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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.

US military goes all-in on spectrum sharing

The US Department of Defense issued a new spectrum strategy that contemplates sharing its spectrum with 5G operators instead of providing it for commercial auctions.

BT's fiscal H1 promises better times ahead (maybe)

UK incumbent raises annual earnings guidance on the back of improved operational performance, but profits not expected to hit pre-coronavirus levels until FY 2022-23.

Comcast sees record broadband growth in Q3 as video falls again

Comcast highlights a three-pronged strategy focused on broadband, content aggregation and streaming, along with development of a unified 'global tech stack.'

VEON recovers slightly from terrible Q2, sells Armenia biz

Emerging-markets operator regains some confidence in the third quarter, and unveils plan to flog Armenian operations for $51 million.

Fiber, mobile money, pull Orange back to black in Q3, just

Less roaming pinched Orange's profits, but fiber, Orange Money, and Africa and the Middle East pushed Stéphane Richard's telco back to revenue growth.

NTT DoCoMo prepares mobile price cuts to follow SoftBank, KDDI

But few customers are likely to feel the benefit of forthcoming reductions, according to analysts.

Eurobites: STC moves into second phase of 5G rollout

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: a Q3 results frenzy, wherein operators battle against the headwinds of the coronavirus pandemic, and other stuff.

BT cuts 3,600 jobs as virus pain worsens

The UK service provider is now slashing jobs as it tries to reduce annual costs by £2 billion in the next few years.

AT&T, IBM team for edge computing and 5G

IBM's Cloud Satellite customers now have the option to use AT&T's 5G network for their communications, as well as AT&T's new Multi-Access Edge Computing (MEC) offerings.

Nokia CEO lays out 5G turnaround plan as shares tank

Pekka Lundmark makes a clean break with the Suri regime and promises to do 'whatever it takes' to lead in 5G.

5G skirmishes at 12GHz may escalate into all-out spectrum war

AT&T and SpaceX are among the companies that oppose 5G operations in the 12GHz band. But companies backed by the likes of Charlie Ergen and Michael Dell are disputing that notion.

Cogeco set to let Altice USA's deal deadline die

Having already rejected Altice USA's sweetened offer, 'there is nothing to add on this matter' as a November 18 deadline approaches, Cogeco's CEO says.

New TVision brings 'more of the same' to pay-TV, Philo CEO says

Andrew McCollum also wonders if TVision's aggressive pricing and packaging model can be sustained as it eventually expands beyond an initial focus on T-Mobile's postpaid mobile base.

ZTE ends Q3 with 55 5G commercial contracts

Chinese supplier boasts solid top-line performance, but operating costs rocket, thanks to wounds incurred in the battle with the US.

Juniper takes a hit on cloud, slides ahead with service providers

Juniper's struggling service provider business turned a corner, growing 5% year-over-year. However, Juniper's cloud business, which experienced consistent growth in 2019 into early 2020, dipped 7% year-over-year.

BT inks deal to ditch Huawei, use Ericsson RAN

Ditching Huawei, BT will use Ericsson's RAN equipment alongside Nokia's in its 5G rollout.

No news is good news: CBRS players report no interference

New spectrum-sharing technology in the 3.5GHz CBRS spectrum band doesn't appear to have caused any interference.

Facebook seeks more telecom co-investments

Moving away from the single lane, Facebook sees co-investment and partnership as a solution to the digital divide.

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