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Comcast preps higher rates, hidden fees for New Year's Day

No. 1 US cable operator plans to raise monthly rates for both cable TV and Internet service on Jan. 1, along with its 'hidden' broadcast TV and regional sports network fees.

UK launches new regulator to go after tech titans

From April, the UK's new Digital Markets Unit will go after the biggest tech firms and enforce a new code about how they deal with rivals and users.

Albany Marine base to sport 'made in the USA' 5G network

The US Department of Defense's test network is part of a $600 million project that is intended to strengthen the US in its 5G competitiveness.

Will IIC technology save America's 5G?

NTIA has floated a technology called IIC that would allow US military commanders to tell operators like AT&T and Verizon when they can – and can't – use government spectrum for 5G.

India’s Airtel gets its mojo back in 2020

India's Bharti Airtel has significantly consolidated its position as it puts up an intense fight against Jio for market leadership.

It’s a fair FiberCop, says Europe’s competition watchdog

European Commission sees no problem in FiberCop's ownership structure and its absorption of Telecom Italia's last-mile network assets.

WiCipedia: Is Singapore the land of opportunity for women in tech?

This week in our WiC roundup: Sometimes jobs in the White House can actually lead to good; is Singapore Silicon Valley 2.0?; validation and recognition for LGBTQ tech workers; and more.

Axiata rebounds but warns of COVID-19 pressures

Southeast Asian telco group Axiata has bounced back from its mid-year pandemic slump, doubling Q3 earnings on revenue growth and stronger cost management.

Huawei founder says Honor sale sets it free

Ren Zhengfei urges Honor employees to turn the budget brand into Huawei's biggest rival.

Eurobites: Proximus seals JV for Flanders fiber rollout

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Plymouth hosts 5G marine testbed; Ericsson upgrades Mozambique's TMCEL; Swisscom spotlights 5G startups.

Orange names date for 5G launch

Commercial rollout slated to start December 3. Without additional 5G capacity, said Orange, current networks will reach saturation point by 2022.

ByteDance's TikTok sale gets yet another extra week

ByteDance has received a short extension to sell TikTok's US operations, but its real strategy appears to be to wait for the Biden administration.

Telstra A$50M fine for 'unconscionable' sales to indigenous customers

...and China Mobile's in trouble too.

Lumen opens edge computing center for test drives

As the company transitions from old-school telco to cloud edge provider, it is deploying cloud edge nodes across the US and overseas.

Swiss Salt steers steady course in Q3

Iliad-owned operator expresses confidence about the future thanks to 'healthy core business momentum.'

Eurobites: UK rows back on gigabit ambitions

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica edges towards Andalusia; Nokia helps Graz cut it as a smart city; Tele2 beefs up IoT offer with Cisco.

Nokia's new CEO may face leadership brain drain

Several top Nokia executives are heading for the door, creating a challenge for Nokia's new CEO, Pekka Lundmark, as he works to assert control.

SK Telecom unveils next-gen AI chip, and ambitions

South Korea's SK Telecom has data center and AI-as-a-service ambitions for its new AI chip, 1.5 times faster than a GPU but half the price.

Going the virtual CMTS route

New Light Reading e-book sponsored by Harmonic highlights some of the early advances made by cable operators and vendors in virtualizing the industry's access networks and expanding their capacity.

Vodafone, Másmovil tie-up speculation resurfaces

A Spanish joint venture is on the cards, says El Economista, but Másmovíl flatly denies it's negotiating anything with Vodafone.

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