The pandemic has come two or three years too early for the hyped mobile technology, and companies depending on 5G for growth may suffer badly.
But even as a 'pure play' cable operator, Charter won't come out of this crisis completely unscathed as broadband subscriber growth slows and cord-cutting likely goes from bad to worse.
Now that T-Mobile has finally closed its merger with Sprint, the company is expected to purchase Shentel's wireless business across parts of Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania.
Excluding Hong Kong from a trans-Pacific cable is bad news for the city, according to a key industry figure.
Australian cable TV provider Foxtel cuts staff and warns of an uncertain future as it struggles from the impact of COVID-19.
Finnish vendor is late to DSS party, but better later than never for the tech's enthusiasts.
Canada's 'big three' service providers cut thousands of jobs last year while boosting executive pay. At least one company boss has realized that's a problem.
Italian operator's CEO said revenue will suffer even as demand for communication and entertainment services booms.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Turkey tracks the virus carriers; BT reveals pressure on emergency lines; KPN feels confident, despite everything.
Surge in Disney+ subscribers follows international market launches. The service debuted in the US late last year and had 28.6 million subs by early February.
Without a better system than IP, future 5G applications may simply not be feasible. But the industry is torn over the answer.
Offer for a free year of the premium service also arrives ahead of the debut of HBO Max and AT&T's plan to migrate legacy HBO customers to its new super-sized SVoD service.
In an online press conference, China's big three telcos jointly shared plans to climb aboard the RCS bandwagon with rich 5G messaging.
Rakuten Mobile explodes onto Japan's 4G scene and carriers around the world are watching.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Synamedia lands Vodafone TV gig; the march of the altnets; Deutsche Telekom gets on board with Azure.
Software company spots an opportunity for the underwhelming technology to redeem itself.
The semiconductor company admits that its first-quarter performance will be worse than expected due to the spread of the coronavirus.
The Chinese vendors have cut hundreds of jobs, Light Reading has learned, in the troubled Indian market.
Although cable companies commanded close to a third of all postpaid wireless customer additions last year, the spread of the new coronavirus could stymie their mobile momentum in 2020.
Wi-Fi has long been a 'critical missing strategic element in our portfolio,' MaxLinear CEO says. On the cable end, the deal will ensure that cable operators still have a critical second source for DOCSIS silicon.