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AT&T: We moved hundreds of tower sites in 2019 to get better deals

As it works to reduce the cash outlay for renting space on cell towers, AT&T is threatening to move off of towers it deems too expensive.

CenturyLink touts early edge computing customer wins

Following its announcement last year of an investment into edge computing, CenturyLink said it's seeing interest from customers deploying private networks and IoT offerings.

Quibi cuts back – report

The struggling mobile-focused streaming service confirmed internally that some senior execs are taking a voluntary 10% pay cut, but shot down rumors that the company is mulling a broader 10% staff layoff.

New Netcracker suite lures 15 customers to the show

The 2020 update from the NEC subsidiary looks well timed, with 5G, the cloud and a microservices architecture all in mind.

Comcast beefs up cloud DVR storage

Cable op has quietly more than doubled its cloud DVR storage hours – from 60 to 150 per sub – but how does it compare to the streaming competition?

T-Mobile moving NYC's midband 5G signal from Nokia to Ericsson

T-Mobile is shutting off the 2.5GHz 5G signal on Nokia's equipment in New York City. Instead, the operator is using Ericsson equipment to broadcast that midband transmission.

Huawei tried to cover up its control of Iran's Skycom – Reuters

The Chinese equipment vendor tried to bury details of its relationship with Skycom, a company that sold equipment to Iran in breach of US sanctions, according to new documents unearthed by Reuters.

CCS Insight more bullish on 5G than GSMA

Research firm says a quarter of mobile connections will be 5G by 2025.

Goodbye Huawei, hello Ericsson: Swap-out gathers pace

The Swedish equipment vendor is in pole position as the US-led campaign against Huawei gathers momentum.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: M&A, retail and social media

'Just the two of us,' crooned the late, great Bill Withers. He probably had this podcast in mind.

Eurobites: Fastweb boosts its enterprise appeal with Cutaway acquisition

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Iskratel tackles CPE; work begins on Channel Islands network upgrade; Telefónica offers its servers for research into diseases.

Nokia trumpets green credentials with 5G liquid cooling tech

Finnish vendor said it helped mobile operator Elisa to reduce energy costs and CO2 emissions of its 5G basestation.

Rakuten unwraps NEC's 5G core

NEC will supply Rakuten's 5G core. That's noteworthy considering Rakuten has emerged as a leading player in the global wireless industry's move to open, cloud-based network technology.

Zoom blooms and another boom looms soon

After attracting 265,400 customers with more than 10 employees and a whole host of weird cocktail parties, the video conference star predicts another killer quarter ahead.

Small US cable op scraps its data cap

Antietam Broadband has eliminated its data usage plans and data caps permanently after relaxing those policies temporarily during the pandemic. Antietam's move could pressure other cable ops to follow suit.

US continues push to keep China out of its telecom networks

Telecom companies including Huawei, Pacific Networks and ComNet are among those in heated legal disputes with US officials, who are aiming to turn the world against China.

Vodafone bosses boost their pay as jobs are culled

Times are good for the top brass at the UK operator, but less rosy for the service provider's European workforce.

AT&T's Sponsored Data rises again for HBO Max

AT&T's smartphone customers won't incur data-usage fees when they watch content from HBO Max. That's likely an indication of AT&T's efforts to ensure the success of the offering.

Cisco donates $5M to anti-discrimination organizations, postpones Cisco Live

The event was originally scheduled to run today and Wednesday – which would have marked the first fully virtual Cisco Live US.

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