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Trump to attend White House's planned 5G conference

President Trump will be among the attendees for a White House conference on 5G. They'll have much to discuss about the future direction of mobile and wireless tech and policy.

U.S. Cellular to boost capex for 5G, adds Samsung as supplier

U.S. Cellular said it could spend roughly $1 billion on capital expenses in 2020, a dramatic increase from 2019. Samsung could get some of that cash.

Ahead of Sprint merger, T-Mobile names Abdul Saad as new CTO

Abdul Saad is potentially being positioned to take over command of T-Mobile's network operations if the operator's merger with Sprint closes.

YouTube TV strikes deal to hawk HBO Max

As part of a bigger distribution deal with WarnerMedia, the OTT-TV service is the first non-AT&T distributor to ink a deal for a streaming service set to debut in May.

South Korean telcos call truce on 5G subsidies

Operators have agreed to scale back competition after the launch of 5G services hit profitability.

Cable capacity spending perked up in Q4, Casa says

Meanwhile, wireless revenues derived from Casa's acquisition of NetComm are starting to help the network gear and software company diversify its business.

AT&T to stay away from RSA – Verizon too?

AT&T has decided to withdraw from the giant security event, becoming the second big name after IBM to stay away due to concerns about the coronavirus – now there's talk that Verizon could become the third.

Coronavirus to hit 5G smartphone sales in 2020 – report

Strategy Analytics says the global health scare will put a dampener on 5G smartphone sales, with shipments forecast at 199 million units this year.

Eurobites: Safaricom CEO has no beef with Huawei

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Proximus cuts jobs as revenue falls; Sky combines with BT on TV sport; why European Fitbit wearers should be worried.

Cohere crashes the open RAN party

Revamps itself as a software vendor offering capacity enhancements for any network and spies increasing interest in open RAN as key opportunity.

T-Mobile, Sprint renegotiate deal to give Deutsche Telekom bigger stake

US operators are poised to complete their merger in the next few weeks after renegotiating terms and clearing most regulatory hurdles.

Nokia, Ericsson go cloud-native in KDDI 5G trials

Rival vendors jostle to prove 5G standalone credentials in core network trials with Japanese operator.

New $60B agency seeking 'viable alternatives' to Huawei

The DFC could play a significant role in funding telecom projects.

Windstream CEO: We're the largest SD-WAN provider in the country

Windstream said it now has 3,200 SD-WAN customers representing over 27,000 endpoint locations.

Coronavirus concerns carve into CommScope's Q1 guidance

The impact on supply chains and manufacturing in China causes CommScope to brace for $60 million reduction in profits in Q1, equating to more than $100 million in revenues.

Imagine snags NCTC deal for IPTV ad insertion

Tech vendor will offer cloud-based service supporting ad insertion on all IP-based video streams to small and independent operators, starting with pilot deployments this summer.

T-Mobile's DSS warnings all hot air, claim AT&T and Verizon

T-Mobile says a key piece of 5G tech – Dynamic Spectrum Sharing (DSS) – isn't ready for prime time. AT&T and Verizon disagree.

The role of wireless tech in fighting the new coronavirus

As the most recent coronavirus spreads, wireless technology is playing a role in efforts to fight the illness.

5G spectrum auction imperiled by satellite operators' hunger for money

Two big C-Band Alliance members – SES and Intelsat – had a falling out. That could create trouble for telcos that want C-Band spectrum for 5G.

ViacomCBS preps launch of 'broad pay' streaming service

Expanded version of CBS All Access to 'soft launch' later this year, feature content from a wider range of ViacomCBS content properties, and complement the company's free Pluto TV and premium Showtime streaming services.

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