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Verizon's 5G tech support says the quiet part out loud

Verizon's customer support implied that 5G will drain customers' phone batteries. What they really meant is that 5G is not yet worth using.

The era of converged network infrastructure has officially begun

Digital Colony will take Boingo private in a transaction valued at around $854 million. It's Marc Ganzi's latest step toward 'digital infrastructure' convergence.

Deutsche Telekom in no rush to join towers frenzy

The German incumbent is weighing options for its infrastructure while the region's powerbrokers continue to advance.

Orby TV unplugs prepaid satellite TV service

Orby TV has shut down and now steers affected customers to a promo with Dish Network that includes one 'Wally' HD receiver and an option to switch over for as low as $100 when activation fees are factored in.

MobiTV enters Chapter 11, secures $15.5M to stay afloat

MobiTV, a pay-TV tech partner to T-Mobile and several MSOs, could end up selling most of its assets. Its list of creditors include Rackspace, Silicon Valley Bank, MPEG LA, Comcast and several programmers.

Despite pledge, T-Mobile has cut 5K jobs since Sprint merger

German owner Deutsche Telekom promised a combo would employ more staff, but 6% of jobs have disappeared.

Biden to follow through on Trump-era China tech ban

The Biden administration will put into force sweeping Trump-era measures against importing Chinese technology into the US, to IBM and Amazon's horror.

China aims to tackle misbehaving apps – report

Government seeks to better regulate its sprawling mobile apps market.

Eurobites: Jan du Plessis to step down as BT chairman

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone's European integration plan trundles into action; MTN Syria fights judicial guardianship ruling; Hyperoptic does its bit for the digital divide.

Industry honchos highlight key 5G issues in India

Spectrum woes, high taxes and more combine to make life difficult.

Juniper ties 128's SD-WAN technology into Mist AI

Juniper says that by now bringing telemetry data from Session Smart Routers into the Mist AI engine, customers can better manage service levels across the WAN, and proactively detect anomalies to improve user experience.

Why the time is ripe for Comcast to blow past its borders

The discussion is no longer about offering a low-margin OTT-TV service out of Comcast's footprint, but about generating scale for a broader platform supported by a much more diverse economic ecosystem.

Cable One must become an 'acquisition machine' – analyst

MSO needs to buy more smaller operators and apply a model that de-emphasizes video and pushes broadband penetration if Cable One is to 'sustain its stratospheric value,' MoffettNathanson's Craig Moffett says.

Huawei steers course to make its own cars – report

According to Reuters, Huawei – in collaboration with Chinese automakers – is gearing up to make electric vehicles under its own brand.

Short video gets more crowded with Lomotif buyout

TikTok and Kuaishou rival Lomotif is bought for $125 million by a consortium led by Ted Farnsworth, as the short video industry gets a little more crowded.

Brazil’s auction rules rule in Huawei

Requirement to move straight to standalone version of 5G causes some ructions.

Dish's 5G construction chief talks network speeds, public clouds and more

'We're pretty optimistic about open RAN and its ability to do a number of things,' says Dave Mayo, who recently assembled the leadership team for Dish's four network regions.

5G boosts SmarTone, Taiwan Mobile

5G has delivered a boost to the bottom line for SmarTone and Taiwan Mobile, financial filings reveal, in one of the first signs of 5G uplift outside Korea.

Despite €100B in sales, Deutsche Telekom fails to excite

Europe's biggest operator had its most successful year ever in 2020, but investors do not seem to have noticed.

WiCipedia: Pandemic culture shifts rank of best cities for WiT

This week in our WiC roundup: New study reports gender equality in tech stats; Google seeks to improve image; the best cities for women in tech in 2021; and more.

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