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Netflix comes up short in Q1

The addition of 4 million subs was below guidance of 6 million – and down from a whopping 16 million net sub adds a year earlier – as Netflix dealt with a big 'pull through' from 2020 paired with a slowdown of fresh content.

The Apple TV 4K gets an upgrade

Apple's new streaming box, starting at $179, is still a pricey gadget when compared to many other 4K-capable devices. But support for Dolby Vision and high-frame rate HDR make it a target for higher-end home theaters.

Taiwan's MediaTek: Chip shortage won't stop US smartphone ambitions

MediaTek recently passed Qualcomm as the world's biggest smartphone chipset supplier. And the company doesn't see the global chipset shortage affecting the smartphone industry anytime soon.

Sling TV pitches deep discount to nab new subs

Dish-owned OTT-TV service is pitching first month of Sling TV for $10 along with a premium DVR service that provides 200 hours of storage.

Why Verizon is sweetening 5G Home with promotions, free devices

Verizon is offering a free streaming TV device and a free Samsung Chromebook, as well as up to $500 in early termination fees, in order to sell its 5G Home service.

UK risks own goal with open RAN diversity plan

The British government is pushing through an 'open' agenda that will restrict operators' freedom of choice.

Deutsche Telekom joins Celo blockchain network

German operator said to be the first telco to join the mobile-first Celo Alliance for Prosperity and buys native token CELO.

Adtran takes shot at LoRaWAN market

Vendor says it has already scored purchase agreements as the new IoT gateway places Adtran into a new market, and in position to help service providers build overlay networks for enterprise IoT apps.

Eurobites: UK government tackles rural 'notspots' with taller masts

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup:; Virgin Media touts DOCSIS-based speeds; Telenor combines with Oracle and more on 5G SA offering; UK government probes Nvidia-Arm deal.

Cloud infrastructure for the 5G core

SPONSORED: Heavy Reading's 'Cloud-Native 5G Core Operator Survey' explores preferences for cloud infrastructure platforms.

There's not much at stake in the Dish vs. T-Mobile fight – analysts

Dish is fretting over T-Mobile's CDMA shutdown plans. But some financial analysts believe the whole issue is just 'an attempt to reduce Dish's burden to provide GSM-compatible devices.'

Rogers suffers some kind of big wireless kerfuffle

A massive service outage arrives as Rogers Communications and fellow Canadian service provider Shaw Communications pursue a merger that touts mobile and 5G as a major driver.

Will the feds set our broadband Internet prices?

President Biden has hinted that the federal government might step in to 'reduce Internet prices for all Americans.' But some analysts aren't expecting that kind of heavy-handed regulation.

Frontier headed for 'modest' growth following Chapter 11 – analysts

'We wouldn't call Frontier a diamond in the rough. Instead, it's more of a semi-precious stone in the rough,' analysts say in a report that sizes up Frontier's fiber-focused, post-bankruptcy future.

Fast-growing ZTE, free to buy US tech, is a nightmare for Biden

China's second-biggest network equipment maker is allowed to buy US technology and supply that to Chinese mobile operators, raising awkward questions for America's new president.

Rural will rev Altice USA's broadband growth – analyst

The operator could lose some share in Fios territories on the east coast, but its underpenetrated, less competitive (and underappreciated) rural markets have 'unusually high potential,' new study finds.

Korea's LG Uplus taps Nokia small cells for 5G

Korean operator takes steps to improve indoor 5G connectivity following complaints over patchy coverage.

Eurobites: Millicom is out of Africa

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia combines with Edzcom on private 5G network; Lycamobile has a new boss; Ericsson bags design prize.

NGMN brings together US and Chinese operators for 6G

Amid noisy international 6G saber-rattling from Chinese, European and North American groups, the NGMN is warning that 'fragmentation is not forward looking or sustainable.'

Cato dips toe in telco waters with KDDI collab

Partnering with a tier 1 service provider is a new move for Cato, which historically competed with telcos on the SD-WAN front and dubbed itself the 'un-carrier' of managed SD-WAN services.

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