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Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile: Here are the C-band auction results

Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile walked away with the vast majority of the C-band licenses for 5G. Dish Network spent just $2.5 million, while Comcast and Charter spent nothing.

Chip shortages spread into telecom

Vendor Infinera expects up to $340 million in revenue in its upcoming quarter, but that figure includes a $10 million risk due to 'semiconductor shortages that are not unique to our industry.'

Windstream Enterprise takes swing at improving customer service reputation

Windstream Enterprise is backing the new customer commitment with contract flexibility, free upgrades and guaranteed 100% uptime for customers of both its OfficeSuite UC and SD-WAN Concierge services.

Dish connects with ADT on home security

Dish and its OnTech unit will market and sell ADT services in an agreement that comes a few years after EchoStar shut down its DIY-focused SAGE by Hughes smart home/security offering.

T-Mobile supports Siden's tests of LTE Broadcast for video streaming

Siden, a startup backed by Columbia Capital, obtained T-Mobile's permission to test LTE Broadcast technologies in the operator's spectrum in Washington, DC.

HPE bustles into open RAN with new server

The IT giant has spruced up its portfolio of communications products and launched a new open RAN server, but will the industry bite?

Elon Musk says Starlink speed doubling to 300 Mbps

Elon Musk says Internet-from-orbit serve Starlink will double its speeds this year to 30 Mbps, and reach all the earth's services by 2022.

Optic maker Infinera cuts its losses by $56.7M

Telecoms optical computing firm Infinera cut its Q4 losses to $9.9M, down from $66.6M a year before, even as its North American market slowed down.

Vantage Towers IPO is a goer

Vodafone formally announces intention to float European towerco spinout on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange by the end of March.

Net neutrality rules ready to roll in California

Judge's ruling in California could clear way for other states to follow suit ahead of expectations that the FCC will pursue new rules that were rolled back during the Trump administration.

MWC Shanghai: Banner year for 5G mmWave

Thirst for data is driving industry into the arms of 5G mmWave in 2021 – and a GSMA Intelligence report concludes mmWave can cut costs by as much as a third.

Don't count on a Telecom Italia renaissance

The Italian operator's latest strategic plan is probably not going to be a major restorative for a company that seems in perpetual decline.

EE ups SRN ante with extra 4G coverage

BT-owned operator aims to complete 579 4G site upgrades by the end of 2021.

Podcast: Low-latency broadband powers a Michigan music masterclass

The Light Reading podcast welcomes Dan Kurin, tech coordinator at Factory Two, and Brandon Corder, CEO of Beats x Beers, to discuss an upcoming experiment with low-latency broadband in Flint, Michigan.

Eurobites: Vive les vieux smartphones, says France

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Zain revenue down; real-estate companies warned on digital failings; more bad ads from UK mobile operators.

Ericsson CEO braces (slightly) for stiffer competition

Börje Ekholm nonetheless thinks large-scale open RAN is years away.

How Dish Network's Boost plans to navigate T-Mobile's 3G shutdown

Late last year, T-Mobile told Dish it would shut down its 3G CDMA network for Boost customers by January 1, 2022. That's a full year earlier than Dish had expected.

AT&T nears deal to sell stake in pay-TV biz – report

TPG closing in on agreement to acquire 'large minority' stake in DirecTV, U-verse and AT&T TV in deal valuing AT&T's video business at about $15 billion, CNBC reports.

Why Tucson is building its own 4G network

The city's network spans 44 square miles and provides speeds up to 50Mbit/s. Existing telecom providers Lumen Technologies and Cox have 'spent a significant amount of time pushing back on this project.'

AT&T TV unleashes upgrades for cloud DVR, in-home streaming

AT&T's primary OTT-TV service will soon support up to 20 simultaneous streams in the home, and shift its premium, 500-hour cloud DVR storage tier to unlimited storage.

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