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Some CCA members fight COVID-19 by pledging 'no refund needed' on show

The coronavirus has cut significantly into some organization's event revenues. Now, some members of the CCA have pledged to reject refunds on their trade show expenses in order to keep the association up and running.

Comcast: Peak network traffic rises 32% as millions stay at home

Peak usage is up as much as 60% in some markets that were hit early by COVID-19 and stay-at-home orders, but usage there is starting to plateau, according to Comcast's Tony Werner.

Behind the numbers: How COVID-19 could change the US telecom industry

With Americans forced to stay home, the value of a reliable Internet connection has soared. What might that mean for the financial position of telecom operators and policy makers' perception of the industry?

5G set to make Hong Kong debut

Hutchison is all set for its 5G debut but is still resisting rules on exclusion zones.

Reinvention may steel BICS for COVID-19

Can a company known as a roaming middleman survive a pandemic that has all but ended international travel?

SKT: 5G chews up twice as much data as 4G

South Korean operator reports back on 5G usage patterns one year on from launch. Talks again about 'hyper collaboration' to squeeze more from the next-gen tech.

Backhaul or anyhaul: Why IP transport is critical to 5G

In 5G, transport must be in sync with the radio access network or it will be a bottleneck.

Eurobites: UK telcos remove fixed data caps, go easy on the hard-up to ease COVID-19 pain

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UK operators warn of delayed line repairs; BEREC reports no signs of network congestion; the ethics of data tracking at a time of crisis.

Euskaltel keeps calm and carries on with network expansion

Amid the spread of COVID-19, the operator in Spain's Basque region intends to pursue its national network expansion strategy, including the launch of Virgin-branded services.

WOW CEO Teresa Elder hospitalized with COVID-19

Bill Case, WOW's chief information officer, serving as acting CEO as Elder recovers.

OneWeb heads into bankruptcy and SpaceX might be next

OneWeb filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, an action that casts a cloud over rival Starlink, the satellite broadband initiative backed by Elon Musk's SpaceX.

Microsoft's telco ambitions still unclear after Affirmed purchase

Microsoft could use the technology it is acquiring from Affirmed Networks for a number of different offerings. But the company isn't providing much insight into its strategy.

ZTE is on the up, but challenges remain

The Chinese equipment vendor is back in profit for a full year after recovering from US fines and sanctions, and its business is mainly growing.

Metaswitch's Giuhat talks 5G opps for women in comms

Women in Comms caught up with Giuhat to discuss how 5G may impact career opportunities for women in the industry, new developments in Metaswitch's UC platforms and the impact of mentors on her own career path.

Video streaming – and (gasp!) even traditional TV – gain lift during pandemic

Usage of Disney+, Hulu and Netflix is unsurprisingly up, but so is cable and broadcast TV viewing and the desire among some consumers to add a pay-TV subscription, Hub Entertainment Research finds.

COVID-19? Run to the clouds

Dell'Oro anticipates uptick in cloud demand as enterprises cut IT spend.

The mysterious case of the vanishing Chinese customers

… and three other things we've learnt from the telecom reporting season in China.

Farewell, Light Reading, and thanks!

After 18 years, it's time for a new adventure.

NetNumber highlights 5G core challenge

The rollout of 5G core systems will herald a distributed architecture, but that brings data management challenges, suggests NetNumber's COO.

WiCipedia: Working from home is bright spot of COVID-19 for many minority workers

This week in our WiC roundup: Women in tech work from home and manage just about everything else; former and current employees of The Wing tell all; networking apps for professional women are flourishing; and more.

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