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T-Mobile's top video content exec is departing

Lindsay Gardner, a pay-TV industry vet who joined T-Mobile via the Layer3 TV deal, is exiting the company later this month as T-Mobile pushes ahead with a retooled version of its 'TVision Home' service.

Buttering up broadband: Farmers, ranchers lobby for rural networks

The new American Connection Project Broadband Coalition – fronted by butter maker Land O'Lakes and comprising almost 50 tech, Internet and food companies – is the latest to seek rural broadband money.

Shaw sees COVID-19 hit, but not as bad as expected

Big Canadian cable and wireless operator reports revenue and profit declines for its fiscal third quarter but fares better than analysts projected as it shows signs of recovery.

Can India's smartphone makers challenge the Chinese?

A backlash against China has given Indian producers an opportunity on home turf.

Charter will enter RDOF bonanza, put pressure on CenturyLink and Frontier

Charter's play for Rural Digital Opportunity Fund subsidies could target about 2.5 million homes and focus on states where it already has a 'material presence,' analysts believe.

Huawei books $1B growth in H1 profit despite US-led backlash

The Chinese vendor reports growth across all three business divisions as it fights a US-led campaign against it.

Virtual MVPDs have lost their pricing and packaging edge – analyst

Escalating prices and the re-creation of big TV channel bundles will hinder consumer adoption of OTT-TV packages and not adequately stem traditional pay-TV cord-cutting, analyst says.

Samsung in battle to be seen as European 5G contender

The South Korean equipment giant is highly regarded on the technology front, but will legacy shortcomings and interoperability challenges block its progress?

HPE adds SD-WAN to edge strategy with $925M Silver Peak purchase

HPE said it will purchase Silver Peak, a leading SD-WAN vendor, with an eye toward supporting its edge-to-cloud strategy. Silver Peak will live inside HPE's Aruba unit.

Writing on UK wall for Huawei

Government expected to announce decision on Huawei this week; UK officials reportedly cozying up to 'Five Eyes' security alliance to explore alternatives to Chinese supplier.

China's 5G question: Why are so few using it?

Numbers aside, China has yet to prove that consumers see a value in upgrading to 5G.

Eurobites: Ericsson lands private network gig at Paris airports

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: STC postpones purchase of Vodafone Egypt stake; TIM and Enel told to get a move on; Virgin Media brings fiber to Warsop.

Rackspace plans IPO after going private in 2016

Cloud services provider signals return to public market with second IPO in 12 years.

Ericsson still seeks networking edge

Even without Edge Gravity, Ericsson is still pursuing an edge strategy focused on software and integration under a DIY model that extends a technical bridge between service provider networks and hyperscalers.

Get ready for a Q2 like no other

As companies like Ericsson, AT&T and Comcast prepare to report their second-quarter results, the industry will be listening intently for comments on the recession, network capex and what the future holds.

Frontier dinged $900K over hidden fees, Internet speed claims

Resolution with Washington Attorney General's office ends an investigation started in 2018 stemming from more than 600 complaints lodged by Frontier customers.

AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon prep for standalone 5G

Verizon and T-Mobile are racing to launch the standalone version of 5G in the coming months, but AT&T is avoiding putting any specifics to its own standalone 5G launch plans.

Bulked-up TPG set to take on Australian 5G market

Merged TPG is set to formally start operations on July 13 with a focus on 5G buildout as it takes on an Australian telco duopoly.

WiCipedia: Founders battle anti-racism, fight for equal-opportunity funding

This week in our WiC roundup: Traditional funding enters the 21st century; unpaid labor at work; Pinterest is not the good guy of social media; and more.

UK bill for Huawei takeaway does not add up

Service providers in the UK have this week raised lots of unanswered questions about the cost of a Huawei ban.

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