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Juniper CTO on a more efficient 5G future

Juniper CTO Raj Yavatkar joins the Light Reading podcast to discuss new business opportunities for 5G and how service providers can more efficiently and cost-effectively run 5G networks.

FCC clears SpaceX to connect Starlink to boats, planes, other moving vehicles

The caveat is that SpaceX must accept any and all interference from future 5G operations, including those in the 12GHz band.

'Completely backwards.' Skeptics fret over federal broadband map

The FCC opened its broadband data collection system to service providers. But some are worried the lengthy mapping process will leave behind those who need service the most.

Smartphone ad startup Glance plots US launch – report

Glance, an ad tech startup, aims to start offering lock-screen-based smartphone ads in the US, according to reports. This is a road many, many companies have been down before.

Rakuten takes aim at VMware, and it's not the only threat

The mid-size cloud-computing platforms risk being squeezed in a pincer movement of public clouds and specialists.

TiVo parent Xperi forks over $109M for Vewd

Xperi's bid to buy Vewd, a streaming media platform specialist, aims to accelerate its activities in the smart TV market dominated by Samsung, Roku, Amazon and Google.

Samsung set for jump in profit as chip outlook sours

Analysts are expecting Samsung Electronics to report its best Q2 performance in four years on the back of strong semiconductor sales.

Online video subs will keep surging globally – Omdia

An Omdia study projects that online video subscribers will hit the 2 billion mark worldwide by 2027. Traditional pay TV is stagnating, but will account for a majority of video subscriptions revenues for at least another six years.

Eurobites: Ice picks Nokia for 5G overhaul

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: 5G goes agricultural in Dorset; Italy's railways get 4G; Deezer flotation falls flat.

Deutsche Telekom closing in on towers deal – reports

KKR's bid with two other groups is said to be favorite, although the German telco could still decide to hang on to its towers portfolio.

Ericsson to replace Huawei at T-Mobile Netherlands

The Dutch operator says the Swedish equipment vendor will build a 5G network and take over the current 3G and 4G systems.

KDDI network goes down for two days after maintenance failure

The Japanese operator's network failure knocks out 39 million services across banking transport and payment.

Vodafone aims for massive MIMO in open RAN by March 2023

The UK operator is building a 'golden cluster' of open RAN sites in Torquay and is kicking off a hardware acceleration project in Malaga.

Eurobites: BICS tackles Ooredoo's voice services

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Sigfox reborn as UnaBiz; new boss for Open Access Data Centres; EU makes life easier for Amazon Prime refuseniks.

T-Mobile UMTS, LTE network shut-downs likely affect more than 1M devices

T-Mobile said it dismantled Sprint's 4G LTE network yesterday and will shutter its own 3G UMTS today. In April, officials suggested 300,000 postpaid phones and 700,000-900,000 IoT-style devices would be affected.

Google Fiber to tangle with Cox and Lumen in Arizona

Once a deal is approved by the city council, Mesa will become the first city in Arizona to welcome Google Fiber. Network construction could start by early 2023.

Get ready to pay more for your telecom service

AT&T, Verizon and other operators have already engaged in a round of pricing and service fee increases. But analysts suggest we haven't seen the last of the price hikes.

The Build Out: WeLink debuts in DC

This week in broadband builds: WeLink's DC rollout, Ziply goes live in Sumas, Brightspeed's initial Ohio build, Clearwave's debut in Kansas.

NEC expands open RAN SI skillset with Aspire

NEC snags Dublin-based Aspire Technology for 5G open RAN systems integration expertise.

BT dusts off pandemic playbook to counter strike action

BT claims to have 'robust plans' in place to counter possible strike action.

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