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China 5G powers ZTE to strong result

China's accelerated 5G rollout has propelled ZTE to its best result in years – preliminary full-year profit of 4.37 billion yuan on 11.7% higher sales.

Orange brings in investors to boost rural FTTH

French operator to sell 50% of newly created Orange Concessions fiber unit to three investors.

OneWeb exec: Telco deals are imminent

'I have already spoken to at least a dozen CEOs of telecoms companies. I think they are all excited to work with us,' said Sunil Bharti Mittal, an executive involved with OneWeb.

Eurobites: Virgin Media launches 5G services with Vodafone

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange teams up to create digital health ecosystem; Telecom Italia targets cloud through Noovle; Telia and Ericsson develop drones service.

Verizon, AT&T want to reshape Lifeline

The US government's Lifeline program collects fees from telecom companies in order to help poor Americans pay for connectivity. AT&T and Verizon are proposing sweeping changes to that setup.

AT&T nears sale of DirecTV stake to TPG – report

TPG recently teamed with Patriot Media on the $8.1 billion sale of Astound Broadband.

Intel's incoming boss is already fighting fires

The chipmaker's stock fell sharply after its outgoing and incoming bosses failed to reassure analysts that manufacturing problems are entirely in the past.

Google pops the Loon balloon

Google owner Alphabet pulls the plug on its balloon Internet project Loon, citing high costs and a longer-than-expected road to commercial viability.

India's BSNL to soon start offering services in MTNL areas

The merger of two Indian state-owned service providers, BSNL and MTNL, has started with BSNL taking over the latter's network in Mumbai and Delhi.

Honor cashes in chips post-Huawei

Smartphone maker wastes little time in striking new chipset deals now that US-imposed cuffs on its supply chain have been removed. CEO Zhao reiterates strategy to expand into mid- and high-tier markets.

China sets new industrial Internet targets

China reports 30 5G factories as it eyes rapid growth in industrial Internet.

Cable tech chiefs aim to accelerate industry advances

CableLabs president and CEO Phil McKinney and SCTE/ISBE president and CEO Mark Dzuban say the recent merger of their organizations will spur cable's progress on 10G, DOCSIS 4.0, mobile, 4K/8K and more.

'Streaming wars' a battle of addition, not attrition – analyst

As streaming penetration soars to record levels, consumers are expanding the number of OTT services they pay for rather than fleeing Netflix and other top incumbent services, MoffettNathanson study finds.

Altice Europe set to delist next week

Drahi moves closer to his goal of buying out minority shareholders and taking Altice Europe private.

WiCipedia: How to create a diverse board

This week in our WiC roundup: Board diversification goal setters; Netflix releases first inclusion report; CES 2021 focuses on women in tech; and more.

Eurobites: Tele2 upgrades to 'real 5G'

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Virgin/O2 merger under scrutiny; Beeline extends 4G coverage in Moscow; UK telcos' COVID-19 assistance measured.

Vodafone UK CTO Petty to lead group digital in new tech strategy

Scott Petty will direct digital and IT as Alberto Ripepi takes charge of all things network-related in the latest shake-up.

For Rakuten Mobile, a 'crunch point' is coming

Rakuten hoped to upend the market with cutting-edge technology and cheap services. But its customer numbers and expenses are driving speculation that the company might exit the mobile industry entirely.

CBS expands streaming options for Super Bowl LV

Free stream of the big game to reach several online platforms, plus delivery via the paid CBS All Access service. There's no 4K stream this year, but also no dust-ups with Roku in sight ahead of Super Bowl LV.

Verizon to cover 2M households with 5G Home by end of 2021 – analysts

Based on new findings from Bernstein, 4% of Chicagoans can subscribe to Verizon's 5G Home. That, they said, indicates the service poses a 'significant competitive risk to cable's broadband hegemony.'

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