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ZTE ends Q3 with 55 5G commercial contracts

Chinese supplier boasts solid top-line performance, but operating costs rocket, thanks to wounds incurred in the battle with the US.

Juniper takes a hit on cloud, slides ahead with service providers

Juniper's struggling service provider business turned a corner, growing 5% year-over-year. However, Juniper's cloud business, which experienced consistent growth in 2019 into early 2020, dipped 7% year-over-year.

BT inks deal to ditch Huawei, use Ericsson RAN

Ditching Huawei, BT will use Ericsson's RAN equipment alongside Nokia's in its 5G rollout.

No news is good news: CBRS players report no interference

New spectrum-sharing technology in the 3.5GHz CBRS spectrum band doesn't appear to have caused any interference.

Facebook seeks more telecom co-investments

Moving away from the single lane, Facebook sees co-investment and partnership as a solution to the digital divide.

FCC confirms plan to divvy up 5.9GHz band

Regulator presses ahead with controversial plan to allocate 45MHz for unlicensed uses such as Wi-Fi as it tackles rural coverage.

Eurobites: Deutsche Telekom looks to offload navigation patents

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: KPN holds steady course in face of pandemic; Iliad gets EU green light on Play acquisition; Vodacom turns to Nokia for 5G toolkit.

What's next for Kyrio?

Ike Elliott, the new CEO of Kyrio, says the CableLabs subsidiary is taking a network-agnostic approach to device testing and expanding into software services that benefit cable operators and their suppliers.

Managed Wi-Fi: Why it's never been more important

With many more people working from home because of COVID-19 and Wi-Fi 6 rolling out, service providers need a good managed Wi-Fi solution to keep customers satisfied.

Microsoft's lockdown cloud revenues soar

Microsoft sees its cloud services revenue rise 31% year-on-year, to $15.2 billion, as Verizon chooses Azure for private business 5G.

Consumer Cellular sold to private equity firm for around $2.3B

Chicago private equity company GTCR has agreed to purchase Consumer Cellular, one of the nation's largest MVNOs with around 4 million customers.

IBM amplifies sales pitch for operators' cloud biz

A top IBM executive used a major fall virtual trade show to make his pitch for the cloud business of major telecom operators. Whether IBM will find traction remains to be seen.

Podcast: What's the story with DoD & 5G?

This week: Light Reading's Mike Dano on a puzzling RFI from DoD, the possibility of nationalized 5G, and where the telco Rivada comes in.

Trump's economic adviser reiterates 'free market approach' to 5G

'The Trump administration is going to keep its free market approach,' according to Larry Kudlow, an adviser to the president. At issue is a 5G network operated by the US military.

Singtel and Grab closer to starting a digital bank

Singapore's mobile operator Singtel and ridesharing app Grab look to combine their users and set up a digital bank, if they can snag a license.

Ofcom imposes locked phones ban in the UK

Latest move forms part of a package of measures to make life a bit fairer and easier for telecom customers in the UK.

AMD muscles up with Xilinx in fight against Intel

Fast-growing semiconductor firm ups the data center ante with biggest-ever acquisition, a $35 billion all-stock deal, expected to close by end of 2021.

Telcos, ISPs, tech fight for India E and V band spectrum

India's service providers want an auction – tech giants like Google, Facebook and ISPs want 5G E-band (71-76 GHz) and V-band (57-64 GHz) spectrum delicensed.

T-Mobile tries to disrupt pay-TV – starting at $10/month

The new TVision service – arriving almost three years after the acquisition of Layer3 TV – features a mix of slimmed-down channel packages for multiple devices, including T-Mobile's own Android TV-powered 'Hub.'

Starlink's beta arrives at $99/month for speeds up to 150 Mbit/s – report

Starlink, the satellite Internet provider from Elon Musk's SpaceX, isn't confirming any details, but emails touting its 'Better Than Nothing Beta program' offer some insights.

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