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YouTube TV creates new workaround as Roku standoff continues

New feature nests YouTube TV inside the YouTube app, and arrives after Roku removed the YouTube TV app. Update: Roku calls Google's action the 'clear conduct of an unchecked monopolist.'

Roku CEO: Streaming ad market is catching up to TV

Roku's Platforms business, which is fueled in part by advertising and inventory on The Roku Channel, grew 101% in the first quarter of 2021.

Double checking: Are you going to MWC Barcelona?

We're still getting mixed messages about #MWC2021. The pandemic's grip is loosening in several places, but is it enough to bring the telecom world to Barcelona? Take our survey and let us know.

Synamedia sparks managed RDK offering for service providers

RDK-based 'Gravity' offering will support managed Wi-Fi, cybersecurity and advanced routing services and also try to provide capabilities similar to those of Google's Android TV Operator Tier in the video world.

Cable One video penetration dips to 10.9% as broadband dominates

Cable One, like WideOpenWest, continues to see solid results from a broadband-focused strategy that gives short shrift to pay-TV.

Verizon aims to test 5G, carrier aggregation in 3.5GHz CBRS band

Verizon's 5G tests in the 3.5GHz CBRS band will also include 'intra-band and inter-band carrier aggregation between 3.5GHz and licensed (and/or unlicensed) bands.'

Airwaive wants to be an Airbnb for wireless network equipment

The startup connects operators with hosts that will manage small cells in exchange for a monthly fee. Its first deployment is planned for this summer.

Ericsson settles Samsung patent dispute with surprising speed

The two vendors sign a multi-year agreement and settle their dispute in under five months, although not without inflicting some pain on Ericsson.

WiCipedia: How to tackle implicit bias and the 'lonely only'

This week in our WiC roundup: How to overcome implicit bias; Snapchat shares diversity report findings; sports tech nonprofit lobbies for women to join industry; and more.

Eurobites: Smart cities need to up their security game, says UK spies' HQ

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: LoRaWAN for water control in Poland; Orange Business Services lands SD-WAN gig; Telecom Italia confuses with story rebuttal.

A Cellnex mutation could upend European telecom

Cellnex has gone from renting out space on towers to buying 5G equipment in a move that has major ramifications for service providers, equipment makers and authorities.

Broadband providers bankrolled fake net neutrality opposition, investigation finds

In the early days of the Trump administration, a group of senior broadband industry executives hatched a plan to overturn the FCC's net neutrality guidelines, according to the New York Attorney General.

CommScope struggles with supply and demand for set-tops and gateways

Supply chain constraints, particularly with semiconductors, are hitting Home Networks, the unit that CommScope intends to spin out in the first quarter of 2022.

Telecom Italia loses game of fiber monopoly to EU

Italian operator's share price falls sharply after Italy's prime minister is reported to have shot down its plans to merge with Open Fiber.

Lumen puts copper biz on the auction block...again

'If we find transactions that are positive to shareholders, we won't hesitate to move forward,' said CEO Jeff Storey. But some analysts aren't so sure that's going to actually happen.

WOM Colombia sets sail with Whale Cloud BSS

Colombia's fourth mobile operator is said to be aiming for a 25% market share in five years.

Malaysia invites eight bids for 5G wholesale network

Malaysia gets cracking on its ambitious plan to build a single national 5G wholesale network – but government officials haven't explained who will pay.

Podcast: The Divide – Next Century Cities' Francella Ochillo on documenting local perspectives in broadband policy

This week: Francella Ochillo, executive director of Next Century Cities, on the challenges local communities face in having their voices represented in broadband policy making and deployment.

India may postpone 5G auction but clears trials

India's 5G spectrum (3.3-3.6GHz) auction may be pushed to the first quarter of 2022 due to the devastating second wave of COVID-19, according to reports.

ViacomCBS adds 6M streaming subs in Q1, extends total to 36M

Paid subscriber gains led by Paramount+, the super-sized streaming service that debuted on March 4 and succeeded CBS All Access.

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