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AT&T deal grants Dish 'a new lease on life' – analyst

Dish upgrade from MoffettNathanson's Craig Moffett holds that a new long-term network service agreement with AT&T reduces the risk of a Dish bankruptcy while also giving Dish critical time to build its 5G network.

Did wireless win the battle over broadband symmetry?

Some lobbyists have urged policymakers to define broadband as at least 100 Mbit/s upstream and downstream. But there are indications those requirements might be loosened – paving the way for wireless.

Spain's post office set to enter crowded telecoms market

Reports say Correos is on the verge of launching an MVNO and also plans to offer fiber and local cloud storage services.

Lumen finds the right price for its Latin American business

Private equity company Stonepeak agreed to buy Lumen's Latin American business for $2.7 billion. Whether that deal will pave the way for Lumen to sell its US-based DSL business to Apollo remains to be seen.

Q2 earnings: Snap and Twitter not just Corona kids

Snapchat and Twitter both smash Q2 expectations, as Twitter's ad shakeup finds its sweet spot and both platforms concoct new plans for e-commerce.

Light Reading Recap: Week ending July 23

Last week's telecom news highlights included some spectrum auction and siesta news from Spain, an update on how Verizon moved forward with a fabulous, free 5G phone promotion, and you'll find out what US city took a gamble on building a network that covered 65 square miles with broadband in just 45 days.

Ericsson 5G deal with O2 cements its core dominance in UK

While the government worries about RAN diversity, UK operators have become heavily reliant on Ericsson for their 5G cores.

ATX plots path to DOCSIS 4.0

Components makers are in the design phase, but ATX plans to reveal its 1.8GHz product roadmap this fall with a mix of line extenders, multi-port amplifiers and, possibly, a booster-type amp, CTO Jay Lee says.

Vodafone CEO teases M-Pesa IPO

Nick Read underlines shareholder value message on presentation of Q1 results, exploring options to make African money transfer platform a separate legal entity and allowing 'inorganic opportunities' going forward.

Intel warns of shortages, but trumpets open RAN

'I think I've only been on three major service provider calls this week,' said Intel's Pat Gelsinger. 'They are really starting to look at those deployments at scale.'

Five things we learned about the Dish/AT&T deal

As the dust settles on the new Dish Network deal with AT&T, it's clear that some Dish customers will still need new phones, and that Dish's erstwhile partner T-Mobile stands to lose billions of dollars.

Another AGR blow to India telcos – especially Vodafone Idea

India's Supreme Court rejected the appeal by telcos, including Vodafone Idea, to rectify the 'errors' in the Adjusted Gross Revenue calculations.

Consolidated caps sales of MobiTV-powered 'CCiTV' service

With an increased focus on broadband, Consolidated now touts AT&T TV, FuboTV and Philo among its featured streaming TV partners, and hinted at more streaming partnerships to come.

Vocus goes private for $2.6B in frothy Australian market

Low interest rates have fueled a flurry of telco deals and listings in Australia and New Zealand.

Eurobites: Macron changes phone in bid to thwart Pegasus

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: how phone signals help sell houses; Proximus joins 25GS-PON MSA massive; Sky adds HDRUHD to sports coverage.

5G core spend is on a roll, says Dell'Oro

China sets 5GC pace, but overall mobile core network is expected to grow at a much slower rate over the next five years.

Akamai outage is latest warning about Internet dependency

A small number of companies, most of them based in America, now play host to critical systems used globally.

Crown Castle delays small cell buildout

Crown Castle said it plans to construct just 5,000 small cells during 2021 and another 5,000 during 2022. That's half what it had previously planned to do.

Spain doles out 700MHz spectrum for $1.1B

Low-key low-band auction over in a day. Sum raised barely up above reserve price.

Podcast: The Divide – Hughes' Paul Gaske on upping speeds with a 'massive new satellite'

This week: Paul Gaske, EVP and GM of North America at Hughes, on how the company is meeting demand for faster broadband with a new $600 million satellite, why he disagrees that fiber is "future proofed" and more.

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