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Comcast's Flex platform driving ARPU of $2/month as deployments reach 3.5M devices

Comcast Cable CEO Dave Watson says 'it's absolutely doable' to deploy the company's software stack for Flex and X1 in smart TVs.

India's DoT tries to debunk coronavirus 5G link

India's DoT tries to nip 5G COVID-19 conspiracy theories in the bud by reasonably pointing out there's currently no 5G in India.

Deutsche Telekom's Americanism might not pay off for Europe

Europe's biggest operator today generates most of its profits and invests most of its cash in the US. What does that mean for Europe?

Ericsson to pay €80M to Nokia to settle damages claim

The settlement relates to events that were subject to a $1 billion settlement with the DoJ and SEC in 2019.

Podcast: What's the story with telecom in India?

On this episode, Gagandeep Kaur discusses the state of telecom in India and the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the industry at large.

Eurobites: Proximus gives its VDSL some va-va-voom

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: how 5G is changing the way folk use their phones; Orange brings 5G to Slovakia; the Queen promises to sort out UK broadband.

Mo Katibeh now in charge of building AT&T's 5G, fiber network

Mo Katibeh is now in charge of AT&T's capital budget 'including AT&T's aggressive fiber build expansion and nationwide 5G deployment,' the company confirmed to Light Reading.

Small cells cool off while midband 5G buildouts begin

Verizon, T-Mobile and others are building 5G in midband spectrum. That work is initially focused on macro cell towers. Small cells, on the other hand, might come into play later.

FuboTV subs climb to 590,000, up 105% year-on-year

'Sports-first' OTT-TV service provider intends to kick off a beta of its free-to-play gaming within weeks, and its interactive sportsbook in Q4. FuboTV now expects to end 2021 with as many as 850,000 subscribers.

Biden: 25Mbit/s broadband is fine, I guess

Although President Biden has hinted at a broadband future with 1Gbit/s speeds, new rules from his administration suggest speeds of 100 Mbit/s. And they acknowledge speeds of just 25 Mbit/s.

Remote working poses new threats to enterprise security – Verizon report

Verizon report on mobile device security reveals phishing attempts are on the rise; malware threats have slightly decreased.

TiVo leads Roku and Amino in MobiTV auction with baseline bid of $14.1M

Other qualified bidders for MobiTV's assets include TV2, RPX, Vobile and Streaming TV Acquisition. Update: TiVo has been outbid by Amino's $10 million bid for MobiTV's 'going concern' business combined with a $5 million bid from the Roku-RPX joint venture for MobiTV's IP/patent assets.

China joins the global LEO satellite race

China has established a new state-owned satellite company that looks set to drive its national LEO broadband efforts.

SoftBank Corp plans PayPay IPO, peeks beyond Japan

With Japan's mobile market maturing, SoftBank Corp looks to pan-Asian data analytics, chat and driverless cars for other bets to boost its numbers.

Back off or Ericsson gets it, China reportedly tells Sweden

The equipment maker could be turfed out of China's second 5G tender if Sweden's government does not reinstate Huawei and ZTE, according to a Chinese news report.

5G, digital drive double digit earnings growth at SKT, KT

Korea's two biggest operators have both reported a double digit spike in Q1 operating profit, with signs their 5G investments may be starting to pay off.

Nokia wins 5G contract from Movistar Chile

The Finnish vendor adds another deal to its list of 5G contracts in the Americas.

Podcast: Stanford's Nick McKeown on his SDN legacy and 5G security

Stanford University's Nick McKeown, recipient of the 2021 IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medal, joins the podcast to discuss a career milestone and a very forward-looking 5G project that involves (hopefully not) crashing drones on purpose.

Eurobites: UK class action seeks £1.5B from Apple for app 'overcharging'

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica teams up with Microsoft on 5G private networks; Samsung isn't going to Barcelona; Ericsson boosts indoor 5G.

MobiTV's sale plan gets some static on eve of auction

Buckeye Cablevision is worried about what might happen if MobiTV's assets, which include software code that Buckeye licenses to deliver video services, were to change hands.

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