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Verizon CEO Vestberg: 'We are actually winning'

Verizon said it can remain competitive even if its rivals ratchet up their game. But some analysts aren't so sure: 'Verizon's network will still be 'very good.' But will that be 'good enough?'

Dish's 5G network architect explains the new Amazon deal

Dish Network's Marc Rouanne said the public cloud run by Amazon Web Services will be 'the foundation of our [network] architecture.'

Quibi content to be recast as 'Roku Originals'

Other fresh fare will also be part of future originals programming as the streaming giant continues to shore up the strategy of The Roku Channel.

China Mobile warns of mounting 5G costs

The world's biggest operator says cuts may be needed to cope with soaring electricity fees and other charges.

UK scrutiny chips away at Nvidia's $40B Arm buy

The UK government will intervene in Nvidia's $40B purchase of UK chipmaker Arm. SoftBank may find itself considering an IPO instead.

Verizon broadband gains continue to outpace video losses

Aided by Verizon's broadband-led 'Mix & Match' plans, Fios revenues climbed in Q1 2021 as the company added 98,000 Fios Internet subs against a loss of 82,000 Fios TV customers.

HKBN acquisitions power higher 1H earnings

Hong Kong's HKBN says it has weathered the pandemic storm, posting a 12% rise in first-half earnings and achieving advances in its transition to a broad ICT provider.

Podcast: Verizon's Anand Shah on why private networks are a big opportunity

Anand Shah, Verizon's director of technology strategy and architecture, joins the podcast to talk all about private networks.

Ericsson is back to boringly good, but China threats loom

The Swedish equipment vendor delivers another strong set of results for its first quarter as geopolitics continues to affect its business.

Microsoft fails to reach accord with Discord

Reports say the messaging platform rejected the software giant's $12 billion bid and plans to go it alone.

EU wants to work with India on 5G security standards

It's been reported the EU hopes to collaborate with India on 5G rollout and security standards, as part of discussions at the India-EU summit on May 8.

Eurobites: Ericsson goes nuclear with private networks in France

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Etisalat and Nokia launch 5G services in UAE; A1 Bulgaria wins main 5G spectrum license; TalkTalk piggybacks on Openreach network in Ipswich.

Amazon lands rockets for its satellite broadband

Amazon has made the first rocket alliance for its own satellite broadband effort to chase Starlink and OneWeb, but big questions remain.

Huawei trampled on in smartphone Q1 frenzy

Strategy Analytics reports 24% year-on-year surge in smartphone shipments, and Huawei gets pushed out of top-five vendors by market share.

New $4.5B US-Japan alliance needs a big vendor

The leaders of the US and Japan have agreed on a $4.5 billion 5G and 6G collaboration, but details of the plan are vague.

Nokia missing from Verizon's C-band frenzy

Verizon said it will purchase 5G equipment from Samsung and Ericsson for its C-band 5G buildout. Nokia, a longtime Verizon vendor, was not named in the announcement.

No end in sight to AGR litigation in India

The question of who should pay the AGR dues of bankrupt service providers has resurfaced thanks to a ruling by India's National Company Law Appellate Tribunal.

Vodafone lab to show open RAN does exactly what it says on the tin

The test and integration lab at its Newbury headquarters will be a catalyst for the new-look technology, the UK operator hopes.

Netflix comes up short in Q1

The addition of 4 million subs was below guidance of 6 million – and down from a whopping 16 million net sub adds a year earlier – as Netflix dealt with a big 'pull through' from 2020 paired with a slowdown of fresh content.

The Apple TV 4K gets an upgrade

Apple's new streaming box, starting at $179, is still a pricey gadget when compared to many other 4K-capable devices. But support for Dolby Vision and high-frame rate HDR make it a target for higher-end home theaters.

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