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HBO Max base expands as AT&T's pay-TV totals fall again

Meanwhile, AT&T will stay aggressive with FTTP expansions in 2021 even as CEO John Stankey expects network neutrality rules to return under the Biden administration.

Pandemic drives streaming 'subscription hopping' – study

A deluge of new premium OTT video services paired with consumers staying at home during the pandemic have caused streaming subs to bounce around, TiVo finds in its latest Video Trends Report.

China Mobile, CBN set out 5G partnership terms

CBN clinches China Mobile partnership – but now the hard work begins

Microsoft goes cloudbusting in Q2

Microsoft sees cloud services boost its net income by a yearly 33%, up to $15.5 billion, as the Redmond tech giant now cocks an eye at telcos.

Eurobites: Nokia shifts Ooredoo's Algerian core to the cloud

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: terabit interfaces trialed; BT's recruitment drive continues; Wind Tre goes with Amdocs for 5G billing.

DriveNets, a unicorn, finds more funding among the network clouds

The startup looking to bring new cloud-like efficiency to service provider networking has raised another $208 million and is eager to grow up fast.

UK's O2, Three and Vodafone team to build 222 masts

Three mobile network operators outline their plan to reduce 'partial not-spots' under the UK's Shared Rural Network program.

Biden's stance on Huawei, 5G and Section 230 still fuzzy

Officials in the Biden administration offered little specificity when it came to China and Huawei, but they voiced support for a cohesive 5G spectrum strategy and changes to social media oversight.

SpaceX, Amazon spar over Starlink's modified satellite plan

SpaceX's Elon Musk and Amazon are trading jabs at the FCC and on Twitter over Starlink's proposal to lower the orbits of a portion of its broadband satellite fleet.

Clearfield CEO: Pandemic reinforces broadband demand

Light Reading's Women in Comms caught up with Clearfield President and CEO Cheri Beranek to discuss how the pandemic has impacted broadband demand, fiber infrastructure and the industry's efforts to close the digital divide.

Verizon lays out mmWave 5G expansion plans for 2021

Verizon said it will double the number of its mmWave transmission sites this year. But the operator reported fewer new customers in 2020 than expected, and its 2021 capex is also below projections.

Pandemic sparks subsea bandwidth spike, but tide will turn – report

TeleGeography finds average international Internet traffic increased 48% in 2020 but expects a return to more typical rates of growth.

SpaceX branches out into satellite 'rideshare'

Elon Musk's aerospace company stokes further the red-hot small satellite market by ferrying government and commercial spacecraft into orbit.

Spot Noovle, Telecom Italia's tasty, Google-powered cloud

The new unit is potentially worth more than Telecom Italia and on course for a doubling in sales by 2024.

Verizon not ready to bail on Fios TV

CEO Hans Vestberg says Verizon's Fios pay-TV product will stay in the mix even as the company continues to steer customers to streaming options with third-party partners.

How one stranded Oregon community built its own wireless Internet network

The DIY wireless Internet service is giving some residents the fastest connections they've ever had.

Hitron brings mobile backhaul over DOCSIS into focus

Designed to support 4G and 5G small cells, new device from Hitron billed as the first to bake in the DOCSIS Time Protocol.

Eurobites: UK housebuilder Barratt lays foundations for full-fiber future

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BICS replaces CEO; Ericsson follows REINDEER; Telefónica enters Cloud Garden 2.0 with IBM and Red Hat.

Ericsson looks to RAN slicing for a 5G boost

The new product offering from the Swedish equipment vendor could help service providers cater to enterprise needs.

Verizon, T-Mobile battle for US 5G mindshare

'Verizon continues to hold a solid lead over its peers' when it comes to 5G network perception, according to Cowen analysts. Whether T-Mobile can cut into that lead remains to be seen.

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