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IBM pulls out of RSA Conference citing virus outbreak concerns

The coronavirus outbreak continues to wreck tech conferences as another big company pulls its participation from another major industry show.

Liberty Global sizing up partnerships to expand reach of Virgin Media's network

Cable op is 'examining all options,' including financial and network partners, as UK-based Virgin Media looks to extend its network to an additional 7 million to 10 million more homes.

Pentagon drops opposition to Huawei sales restrictions – reports

Multiple media reports have said that the Defense Department has dropped its opposition to stricter export rules that would make it tougher to sell to Huawei.

Verizon: We have more unused network capacity today than five years ago

Thanks to new LTE technologies, small cells and other efforts, Verizon says it has managed to increase the amount of excess capacity on its network.

Sprint cuts the price of 5G

Sprint is now including 5G access across all three of its unlimited plans. The offering had previously been restricted to Sprint's most expensive unlimited plan.

Australian court clears way for $10B Vodafone-TPG merger

Australia's top court has overruled its regulator and cleared the way for a merger between the mobile and cable operators.

Dabby pitches OTT aggregation platform to cable operators

The startup aims to resolve a growing app fragmentation problem and said it can assist service providers that are backing away from pay-TV.

Most Americans know about 5G and some might pay extra for it

A new survey indicates a willingness among Americans to pay more for 5G connections.

WiCipedia: 2020's best cities for women in tech

This week in our WiC roundup: The best cities for women in tech in 2020 are revealed; women share their salaries to compare where they stand; a new 'unconscious bias educational tour experience' educates on the move; and more.

Eurobites: Iliad chooses Nokia for 5G rollout in France, Italy

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Three struts its 5G stuff on London catwalks; Virgin Media's Q4; Telekom Slovenije and Iskratel target Industry 4.0.

Huawei accused of 'racketeering' in latest US attack

Chinese vendor stole intellectual property from six US technology companies and used this for commercial advantage, alleges the Department of Justice.

VEON names new bosses as CEO Burns steps aside

Emerging-markets operator also said the CEO of its business in Russia will quit after a disappointing performance in the past year.

5G, private networks fuel new enterprise service options

In a video interview recorded before the cancellation of Mobile World Congress 2020, Omdia's enterprise services chief analyst, Camille Mendler, says 5G and private network opportunities are among the trends highlighting new business services opportunities for telcos.

Roku ends 2019 with 36.9M 'active' accounts, still can't catch Amazon Fire TV

Streaming hours on Roku's platform jumped 60%, to 11.7 billion, in Q4 2019.

Verizon doubles down on mmWave 5G with new 60-city deployment goal

Verizon plans to double the number of cities where it operates an mmWave 5G network, countering concerns that the operator might back away from the daunting task of building a widespread mmWave 5G offering.

Roll call: Who's still going to Barcelona?

If you're still going to Barcelona this year, please let me know.

Altice USA makes mobile, gigabit, M&A waves

Fourth-largest US cable op enjoys first big wireless quarter and swings deal for smaller New Jersey cableco while rolling out 1-Gig service and reports otherwise mixed Q4 results.

Verizon intros LTE-M modules for fast IoT onboarding

Verizon uses certified Sequans modules to get LTE-M IoT devices onto its 4G network.

Why all the fuss about Disney+?

Disney's shift to a more personalized, direct-to-consumer model isn't just about hauling in more video revenues as the traditional pay-TV industry struggles: it's about supercharging the rest of Disney's business.

Eurobites: Ericsson Claims mmWave 5G Data Transfer Record

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Africa & Middle East gives Orange a lift in Q4; Deutsche Telekom and Vodafone share networks in gray spots; new faces at Ofcom.

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