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AMD muscles up with Xilinx in fight against Intel

Fast-growing semiconductor firm ups the data center ante with biggest-ever acquisition, a $35 billion all-stock deal, expected to close by end of 2021.

Telcos, ISPs, tech fight for India E and V band spectrum

India's service providers want an auction – tech giants like Google, Facebook and ISPs want 5G E-band (71-76 GHz) and V-band (57-64 GHz) spectrum delicensed.

T-Mobile tries to disrupt pay-TV – starting at $10/month

The new TVision service – arriving almost three years after the acquisition of Layer3 TV – features a mix of slimmed-down channel packages for multiple devices, including T-Mobile's own Android TV-powered 'Hub.'

Starlink's beta arrives at $99/month for speeds up to 150 Mbit/s – report

Starlink, the satellite Internet provider from Elon Musk's SpaceX, isn't confirming any details, but emails touting its 'Better Than Nothing Beta program' offer some insights.

Harmonic's 'CableOS' rollout spans 2.1M modems, 38 operators

Supplier also sees video revenues perk back up in Q3 as projects resume and company sizes up opportunities to participate in C-band reclamation initiatives.

Eurobites: More regulation? No way, says Telefónica's José

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia clinches fixed access deal with POST Luxembourg; Sparkle and Mobileum team up on roaming security; Tele2 Russia calls on Anam for SMS smarts.

Japan government launches crusade to cut mobile charges

The Japanese government has begun a push to drive down mobile prices, estimated to cost up to three times more than other leading markets.

Ericsson bows to customer demand for cloud RAN

The Swedish vendor takes a big disaggregation step and dangles the prospect of an open RAN product set in future.

T-Mobile overshadows Verizon, AT&T in LTE fixed wireless coverage

T-Mobile touts 20 million households covered, while AT&T said it will cover 1.1 million locations this year. And a new report on Verizon found the operator covers just 2 million homes.

Verizon, AT&T pounce on private networking opportunity

Operator deals with enterprises will likely resemble managed services contracts.

Foxconn a-shovin' against Luxshare in Apple supply chain – report

Taiwanese firm on maneuvers to try and protect iPhone business from China's 'little Foxconn.'

Cable One stays hot in Q3

High-speed Internet subscriber adds blow-out expectations in the third quarter. Cable One is also poised to make more M&A moves as it tees up a $500 million offering.

India's Airtel launches cloud comms platform Airtel IQ

Bharti Airtel hopes its cloud-based omnichannel communications platform IQ, aimed at enterprise and SMEs, will grab India's lucrative cloud comms market.

Tech asks EU for hate-speech moderation protection

As the EU rewrites its digital policy, tech companies ask for legal protections to moderate hate speech and illegal content more aggressively.

An investor's view of 5G and edge computing

Omar Jaffrey is focusing Melody Investment Advisors squarely at the digital communications infrastructure market. Here's what he has to say about trends like 5G and edge computing.

Top China telecom official defends 5G rollout

Just give it time, says the man from the ministry.

Eurobites: Nokia gets the nod for Finnish JV's 5G network

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom and Orange join forces on smart-glasses tech; Telefónica connects Europcar; Bulgaria is clean, says the US.

Italy vetoes Fastweb’s Huawei 5G deal – report

Report suggests the government is caving into US pressure to prevent operators from deploying 5G kit from Chinese vendors.

Investors validate Celona's private wireless ambitions with $30M in funding

Startup believes CBRS is set to make private wireless much more accessible to enterprise customers.

Heavy Reading's Gabriel Brown: 5G evolution, private networks and the iPhone 12

Light Reading's Phil Harvey and Heavy Reading's Gabriel Brown recap the 5G Ecosystem Digital Symposium and discuss the state of the industry when it comes to telecom 5G deployments, and what is likely to happen next.

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