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AT&T's CFO talks C-band, capex, debt and dividends

AT&T's heavy spend on the C-Band auction may have some analysts and stock-raters concerned, but AT&T's outgoing CFO believes the company will handle it 'pretty easily.'

Mentor Spotlight: Cox SVP says cybersecurity is everyone's job

Cox's Patricia Martin shares some potential growth areas for the industry this year, why every employee needs to take responsibility for cybersecurity, how the cable industry is addressing the digital divide and what progress is being made in closing the gender gap in cable.

Ericsson pulls the plug on MWC Barcelona again

In a repeat of what happened last year, one of the show's biggest exhibitors has said it will not be attending.

Charter's rural network buildout 'like cable M&A'

With few buying opportunities on the market, extending Charter's network with regular edge-outs and the RDOF auction is the next best thing, CFO Chris Winfrey says.

Airspan to go public with $166M in pursuit of open RAN, 5G

Airspan Networks said it will gain roughly $166 million in net proceeds via its new transaction, money the company will use in its pursuit of the open RAN and 5G space.

Dish's new 5G strategy: MVNO aggregator

Dish announced it will purchase T-Mobile MVNO Republic Wireless and its 200,000 customers. The move signals Dish's apparent interest in building an MVNO empire on the road to 5G.

Comcast gets down to business with mobile

Move will add a revenue stream for operator's commercial services unit, but pricing model shows that Comcast Business will heavily encourage customers to bundle mobile with its TV, voice and broadband services.

MWC 2021 is a go, but can it attract 50K visitors?

The mother of all telecom trade shows has just unveiled details of a health-and-safety plan that will either encourage or deter attendees.

China's fast-tracked 5G drives China Tower net up 23%

China's fast-tracked 5G rollout has lifted China Tower's full-year earnings 6.4 billion yuan (US$984.6 million), up 23.1%.

India's Reliance acquires majority stake in SkyTran

Reliance Strategic Business Ventures has doubled its holding in SkyTran, the US-based futuristic transport company, for $26.76 million.

Eurobites: BT rejects reports of boardroom rift

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia lands LTE deal with Denmark's Cibicom; MLL Telecom fires up SD-WAN; Hyperoptic on the post-pandemic home.

AT&T in trouble with SEC over analyst relations

US telco giant stands accused of supplying information to analysts illegally to protect its share price.

Deutsche Telekom hails 5G standalone test success

German operator takes a cautious step towards the next version of 5G that will be fully uncoupled from the 4G network.

Why Remote MACPHY makes sense in APAC

SPONSORED: As service providers in the Asia-Pacific region seek to ramp up capacity to meet traffic surges during the COVID-19 pandemic, they should consider upgrading their networks to a remote MACPHY architecture.

Virgin Media puts Infinera's XR Optics through its paces

Signs of growing momentum for the nascent tech, but still work to do on standardization and ecosystem-building.

After C-band loss, Dish refreshes midband strategy for 5G

Dish is urging the FCC to make substantial changes to its rules governing the 3.5GHz CBRS band. The effort likely portends Dish's interest in the upcoming 3.45GHz midband spectrum auction.

Video vendors poised to pounce on MobiTV opportunity

'There's blood in the water,' says an exec with a video tech supplier that's considering opportunities with operators should MobiTV fail to emerge from a bankruptcy restructuring unscathed.

Intelsat and SES: C-band calm hides a brutal legal storm

Executives from SES and Intelsat jointly met with FCC officials last week to boast of their C-band progress. At the same time, lawyers from the companies are engaged in a bruising legal battle.

UK and EU take an antitrust bite out of Apple

It's pile-on Apple Friday, as Brussels and London make new antitrust moves against the App Store while Biden appoints a prominent Big Tech critic.

Broadcom sees strong demand as customers order early

US chipmaker said 90% of its 2021 supply has already been ordered by customers, but its CEO says there is no reason to panic.

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