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Eurobites: Tele2 cutbacks fatten profit margins

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: ITV sets up streaming unit; VEON invests in ShopUp; Arm takes wraps of latest design.

Making working from home really work

Now that COVID-19 has prompted a broad, probably long-term shift to more remote working, it's time to upgrade residential broadband networks with business-class management platforms.

Verizon, AT&T, Charter, Cox, Dish among C-band bidders

A number of big names are stepping up to bid in the FCC's upcoming C-band auction, an auction that some expect to raise an astounding $51 billion in bids.

The next version of 5G expected to be delayed to 2022

The 3GPP's Release 17 – expected to collect the next big batch of 5G technologies – might not hit the market until 2022, almost a year behind schedule.

India's Jio all set to launch $70 5G smartphone soon

India's only pure-play 4G service provider, Reliance Jio is planning to introduce a 5G smartphone below INR5,000 ($68) within a year, according to media reports.

Verizon to buy Bluegrass Cellular in ongoing rural push

Verizon will acquire 17 Bluegrass Cellular retail stores, the operator's network assets – including cell towers, cell site equipment, switch equipment and spectrum – and 210,000 customers.

Juniper splashes $450M on AI hotshot 128 Technology

Latest deal comes after moves for Mist Systems and Netrounds and is aimed largely at strengthening Juniper's presence in the SD-WAN market.

Nokia Bell Labs, Intuitive Machines to launch 4G on the moon

NASA has given Nokia Bell Labs and Houston-based Intuitive Machines $14.1B to prepare to set up a 4G network on the moon.

Comcast, Aruba connect on enterprise-focused VPN service

Comcast intros new offering in response to a pandemic that has forced big businesses to ensure their expanding group of teleworkers can securely connect to corporate networks.

Podcast: Telefonica targets fiber expansion

Light Reading's Iain Morris and Kelsey Ziser discuss highlights from last week's BBWF event, including Telefonica's approach to fiber buildouts.

Deutsche Telekom bets on giant flying antenna

The German operator has put its considerable muscle behind what could be Europe's answer to Facebook's Aquila and Google's Loon projects.

EU countries call for plan to combat 5G 'fake news' – report

Europe's biggest economies are not among the signatories to a letter urging EU bigwigs to tackle 5G 'disinformation' on health risks.

Hutchison HK jump-starts market with 5G price cuts

The operator is taking advantage of the iPhone 12 launch to undercut its big rivals.

Eurobites: Telefónica targets 2M German homes with new fiber network – report

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Covage reaches 1 million homes with fiber in France; Vodafone tries open RAN in the Netherlands; Nokia lauded for managed services ability.

COVID-19 fails to put brakes on 5G rollout – report

A new report from Juniper Research sees 5G accounting for 44% of operator revenue by 2025.

Altice USA's sweetened bid for Cogeco is swiftly rejected

Gestion Audem, the family-owned company with majority voting rights in the Canada-based operator, said it has unanimously rejected Altice USA's revised, unsolicited bid for Cogeco.

Operators edge toward revenues from low-latency services

Edge computing promises to reduce users' latency speeds. And now, some operators are not only addressing the space but seeking revenues from the sale of low-latency services.

ECTA fights Huawei's corner

European trade association 'denounces' bans on Chinese suppliers based on geopolitical reasons.

US wireless snapshot: Subscribers, market share and Q3 estimates

How are AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile faring in terms of market share? And what should the market expect from them in the third quarter? Some analysts break it down.

Podcast: Boingo's Mike Zeto on private networks and enterprise opportunities

The Light Reading podcast welcomes Mike Zeto, SVP of Boingo's global strategy and emerging businesses, to discuss private networks as an opportunity for both service providers and enterprises.

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