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Dish pivots Boost biz to focus on profitability, not big sub counts

Meanwhile, chairman Charlie Ergen says the 5G buildout is making 'steady progress' and that Dish hasn't given up on wanting to launch a 5G network core in one market in 2020.

Verizon keeps snapping up spectrum and small carriers

Verizon is expected to spend big money in the FCC's spectrum auctions. But it is also acquiring spectrum from a variety of smaller license holders around the country.

Crisis? What Crisis? PLDT steers solid H1 course

Unlike many operators in other parts of the world, the Philippine telco has not been derailed by COVID-19.

Rural focus keeps Dish satellite TV losses in check

But Dish's advantage in some areas could be fleeting as rural broadband funding initiatives gain steam. Meanwhile, Sling TV, Dish's OTT-TV option, sheds another 56,000 subs in Q2.

StarHub reveals cost of COVID-19 lockdown in Q2 results

Singapore-based operator sees pandemic hit business operations with 15% slump in Q2 service revenue and expects dip to persist while continuing transformation.

Wind Tre: The merger that went rotten

The Italian phone operator eyed a leading role in the market on its creation but since then it has lost millions of customers and seen revenues plummet.

India's Airtel and AWS tie-up to take on Jio's cloud behemoth

Together, Airtel and AWS will sell a range of AWS products as part of Airtel Cloud, to enterprises large and small.

WiCipedia: Diversity is about more than checking boxes

This week in our WiC roundup: Snap announces hiring goals; diversity isn't just checking boxes; COVID-19 affects salary negotiations; and more.

Eurobites: UK is (almost) totally wired, finds ONS Internet study

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telkom/Airtel merger in Kenya is off; Sparkle's shiny new CEO; Call of Duty update puts strain on UK networks.

5G transport: Putting networks to the test

Heavy Reading's Operator Strategies for 5G Transport Market Leadership Study explores how transport networks will evolve to support 5G services.

Cable One invests in two fixed wireless ISPs

Cable One has acquired stakes in Wisper and NextLink as it aims to reach more homes and businesses in areas near its wireline footprint.

T-Mobile CEO blasts towercos' 'disinformation' on 5G buildout

Executives from American Tower, Crown Castle and SBA Communications all suggested T-Mobile is dragging its feet in its 5G buildout. Not so, says T-Mobile's Mike Sievert. 'We're going like crazy.'

Leading Lights 2020 Finalists: Most Innovative Telecom Product (Optical/IP/Carrier Ethernet/FTTH)

Seven companies, with six offerings – AT&T and Colt Technology Services; Cisco, Ericsson, Infinera, Microchip and RtBrick – made the cut in a highly competitive category.

ViacomCBS's 'super' streaming service set for early 2021 debut

To keep churn in check and keep pace with the competition, ViacomCBS's new deluxe-sized OTT offering will need to up the tempo on new original content, analyst says.

It looks like Trump is beating Huawei

Infinera's outgoing CEO described the situation as a 'once-in-a-lifetime opportunity' for companies that compete against the Chinese vendor.

Cable spending sparks broadband network sales at CommScope

CommScope's CPE business continued to struggle in Q2, but vendor says sales at T-Mobile are 'ramping' in the wake of the recently completed Sprint merger.

Three UK serves up a first-half shocker

Customer losses and rising costs blight financials for the first six months of the year amid questions about IT transformation and Huawei replacement.

Are telcos and hyperscalers destined to be frenemies?

Telcos and cloud providers are both customers and competitors. The move to 5G commercialization and private networks could deepen all sides of these complicated relationships.

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.

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