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SKT grows operating income 11% thanks to media, commerce units

Forget 5G: media and commerce are making the gains for Asian operators right now.

Amdocs boasts record managed services revenue in fiscal Q3

BSS specialist also shows off strong order book and ups fiscal-year revenue guidance.

Windstream soups up security for SD-WAN

The VNF Firewall will be hosted on the existing devices Windstream's customers use for the SD-WAN service, which is VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud hardware.

Cloudy outlook as Rackspace shares plunge on first day of trading

The cloud and server technology company raised $704 million from initial public offering, but investors seem unimpressed with the 'disappointing' IPO.

Eurobites: Vodafone launches first live open RAN site in UK

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: TikTok plans data center in Ireland; MTN has a decent first half; Ericsson takes 5G to Latin America.

Sickly VEON laid low by coronavirus

Perceptions it lags rivals in the important Russian market had already led to a loss of market share. Then the pandemic struck.

T-Mobile's standalone 5G proves sporadic in initial tests

Mike Thelander of Signals Research Group bought a Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra to test T-Mobile's new standalone 5G network. However, 'the phone is not staying in standalone mode.'

Roku revenues, active accounts climb in COVID-marked Q2

Streaming hours jumped to 14.6 billion amid pandemic-fueled stay-at-home orders, but Roku warns that the performance of its ad biz will be murky through the rest of 2020.

Leading Lights 2020 Finalists: Private Wireless Networks Strategy

Five companies – Boingo Wireless, Celona, Federated Wireless, Mavenir and Nokia – made the cut in the Most Innovative Private Wireless Networks Strategy.

Discovery puts 'finishing touches' on new OTT service

New SVoD streaming service will help Discovery build on its base by reaching broadband-only customers and viewers who remain outside the traditional video ecosystem, CEO says.

Google's MVNO to test Wi-Fi offloading with Boingo

Google's Fi MVNO is testing Passpoint technology with Boingo that will allow its customers to automatically connect to Boingo's Wi-Fi hotspots. The impetus for the action is unclear.

Huawei's inventory buildup may have peaked

NeoPhotonics expects revenues from Huawei to decline from 50% of its total to much lower levels, a development the company said indicates that the Chinese vendor has met its inventory stockpile goal.

SoftBank Corp. gets to work on mixed bag in fiscal Q1

SoftBank's telco and e-commerce unit benefits from a surge in teleworking demand amid the coronavirus pandemic, despite a drop in mobile sales.

Ofcom: UK adults spent 40% of lockdown in front of a screen

During the COVID-19 lockdown, UK adults spent a staggering 40% of waking hours watching TV and streaming services, according to a report by Ofcom.

Philo tops 750,000 subs

The low-cost, entertainment-focused OTT-TV service provider says subscriber growth has rocketed 300% in the past year.

Telecom Italia desperate to control Italy's only fiber network

If the Italian phone incumbent cannot negotiate a majority stake, its outlook will suffer.

Podcast: What's the story with open RAN?

On this episode of 'What's the Story?' – a new series from the Light Reading Podcast – Iain Morris talks with pod host Nicole Ferraro about open RAN: the latest news, why it matters and what's likely to happen next.

SK Telecom and Microsoft to launch Xbox 5G cloud gaming

SK Telecom and Microsoft will launch the Xbox cloud gaming streaming service in South Korea in September, the only Asian country joining the global launch.

Disney+ smashes subscriber targets in fiscal Q3

Disney's streaming service proves a hit amid an otherwise challenging period, thanks in part to the COVID-19 pandemic and standout shows like The Mandalorian.

Telstra speeds up 5G rollout and raises prices

Australian operator Telstra is speeding up 5G rollout – and raising prices – while in New Zealand, the platform has only just arrived via local telco Spark.

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