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C-band bidding wraps at $80.91B

Record-setting result for coveted mid-band spectrum comes as operators around the US prepare to shore up capacity for their 5G network deployments.

Struum brings 'ClassPass' model to the world of streaming

Developed by former Disney and Discovery execs, Struum is set to launch a credit-based offering that will aggregate and promote dozens of smaller, more niche-focused streaming services.

UK love affair with open RAN goes on despite telco reservations

British authorities are infatuated with a technology they barely understand from either a technology or market perspective.

Huawei booted out of Sweden's last chance 5G saloon

Supreme Administrative Court calls time on Chinese supplier's 5G hopes. Spectrum auction to start next Tuesday.

A Trump who can't tweet blacklists Xiaomi

In an eleventh-hour move, the Trump administration bans US investors from owning shares in Xiaomi and other Chinese tech companies.

The last days of Vivint Internet

Vivint Internet announced plans to shut down service to 8,500 customers just two weeks before COVID-19 rampaged across the US. This is the story of the company's collapse.

5G is still a race to sell data

Operators still leaning on price to drive 5G, waiting for new apps and use cases to drive usage even in northeast Asia, with 216 million subscribers.

Vodafone fails to pause €508M 3G patent lawsuit in UK

Lawsuit brought by Spanish firm Top Optimized Technologies (TOT) against Vodafone and Huawei began in 2016.

Breaking down the 2021 cloud, automation and virtualization predictions

Some offer predictions and prognostications. Our former cloud analyst steps in with her reactions and reminds us that moving critical telco systems to the public cloud for telcos is a considerable challenge.

WiCipedia: Should tech jobs require college degrees?

This week in our WiC roundup: The argument for why jobs in tech shouldn't require a diploma; a new online community for women in UX; how language in job descriptions affects applicants; and more.

Eurobites: OneWeb bags more funding from SoftBank, Hughes Network Systems

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom's Access 4.0 platform goes live; everyone loves Tim Höttges; CityFibre rolls into Sunderland; EE extends unlimited mobile data offer for NHS workers.

Dish Network's new device chief sees opportunities, not challenges

Paul Chapple is in charge of procuring phones and other devices for Dish Network's planned 5G network. 'It's really familiar territory for me,' said the former Vodafone executive.

Five 5G takeaways from Samsung's new phones

Samsung, the world's largest smartphone vendor, released new flagship Galaxy S21 phones. The gadgets have significant implications for the 5G industry.

Shaw Mobile drives wireless gains, but broadband subs slide again

Canadian operator's new bundle leads to wireless net adds of 101,000 in fiscal Q1, but Shaw still lost 15,100 residential broadband subs as it continues to wrestle with the pandemic and competition from Telus.

Podcast – The Divide: EFF's Ernesto Falcon on 'building back better' broadband

On the first episode of 'The Divide' – a new series from the Light Reading Podcast – Ernesto Falcon, senior legislative counsel at the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) talks with pod host Nicole Ferraro about the need for a commitment to fiber in the US and what's holding that up.

Juniper bulks up on RIC, open RAN with Türk Telekom affiliate

US supplier signs exclusive IP global licensing agreement with Netsia, giving it access to RIC technology and open RAN expertise.

Cisco-Acacia deal is back on

Under amended deal, Cisco is set to acquire Acacia for $115 per share, or roughly $4.5 billion, a sweetened deal that handily beats an original offer of $2.6 billion.

India's BSNL and MTNL turn profitable

The Indian operators are no longer loss-making, but that has come at a heavy cost for employees.

In a first, Hong Kong telcos cut off website under new security law

The blocking of websites by the country's service providers represents an unfortunate milestone.

AI becomes a critical network tool for cable ops

The use of AI tools and techniques have helped cable ops improve and enhance their ability to monitor and optimize networks during a pandemic that's still driving usage upward.

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