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Nokia cuts nearly 5K jobs as Huawei bulks up

The Nordic firm has been cutting its workforce as it tries to protect margins, while its Chinese rival just keeps getting bigger.

StackPath CTO: Service providers possess 'beachfront property' for the edge

But startup's broader play is to stitch together a global content delivery network footprint and a growing edge cloud that can run a wide range of bandwidth- and latency-sensitive services.

The 5G value question crops up again in South Korea

Subdued interest in Samsung's latest (and expensive) 5G smartphone is bad news for South Korea's big three operators.

Podcast: Carrier voice traffic stays over-the-top

TeleGeography's Paul Brodsky joins Light Reading's Phil Harvey to talk about international voice traffic and how the mix of traffic on carrier networks has changed over the years.

China releases 700MHz for 5G

China Broadcast gets 700MHz, but not a partner.

Eurobites: Orange tops up COVID-19 fighting fund

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telia helps Finnish government fight COVID-19; new voice and messaging service for African diaspora; Vodafone positions itself for public sector procurement in Scotland.

Researchers say smartphone location tracking can fight COVID-19

Asian countries have used smartphone apps to help stop the spread. Can the US and Europe do the same?

WiCipedia: Gender equality is imperative in city planning

This week in our WiC roundup: Geochicas take to the streets; high schoolers as role models; how pandemics affect feminism; and more.

TIM, Infratel step up fiber switch-on in response to COVID-19

Italian operator signals acceleration of agreement to light up dark fiber installed by Infratel Italia in 600 municipalities.

AT&T: SDN, NFV helped meet COVID-19 traffic demands

AT&T said traffic to its VPN has risen 700% during the past few weeks - demand it was able to match thanks to its virtualized network services and white box gateway.

US firms confident they can bring radio manufacturing home

Mavenir and Parallel Wireless are optimistic that radios can be made in the US at a competitive cost.

California regulators to T-Mobile: Now wait just a minute

T-Mobile's lawyers may not be done quite yet. California's telecom agency said the company can't begin merging with Sprint until officials there sign off on the transaction.

800G rollout imminent following live trials

800G single wavelength coherent is a significant development that will help meet demand for higher bandwidths from users working from home and businesses delivering services remotely.

COVID-19-driven network traffic shows signs of stabilizing

According to Nokia, COVID-19 Internet traffic is beginning to plateau. Meantime, CenturyLink reported 35% growth in its traffic. And vendors including Ciena and Juniper could eventually benefit.

Tofane Global snaps up NOS carrier services unit

Communications group continues its acquisition drive with acquisition of NOS International Carrier Services from the Portuguese operator.

KDDI, Softbank form network sharing JV

Japanese operators team up as operators in other markets have already done to build a joint 5G network in rural areas.

'Evoca,' a new pay-TV service, will be delivered over ATSC 3.0

New offering from startup Edge Networks will launch in Boise this summer on the next-gen broadcast standard and feature more than 80 channels for less than $50 per month.

Tarana plotting pivot from small cell backhaul to fixed wireless

With investors that include Charlie Ergen and Greg Wyler, Tarana Wireless is hoping to break into the fixed wireless industry with technology that can support up to 1Gbit/s connections.

Eurobites: Bouygues Telecom scraps guidance amid COVID-19 uncertainty

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Slovakia presses on with 5G auction plans; O2 cuts ties with Dixons Carphone; Telecom Italia sets up new supervisory body; optical equipment makers to feel Europe's 5G pain.

What's next for T-Mobile's TVision?

T-Mobile didn't reveal any new plans for its home TV service after locking up Sprint, but a source says the company is working with MobiTV on an updated platform that will succeed the one it acquired from Layer3 TV.

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