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AT&T, T-Mobile take different views on 6G

According to some, 6G will support a wide range of science fiction-type services. But others are warning against getting sidetracked by 'shiny objects syndrome.'

Top OTT platforms bottlenecking the streaming market – AT&T CEO

John Stankey wonders if streaming platforms wield too much power as HBO Max struggles to gain entry onto Roku and Amazon Fire TV devices.

Verizon and Nokia snuggle up in private 5G

US operator and Finnish vendor will make joint pitches to Asian and European firms developing their own local networks.

Private networks to play growing role in IoT – report

Transforma Insights forecasts that over 150 million cellular devices will be connected to on-premises private networks by the end of 2030.

Tom Ryan helms ViacomCBS's new global streaming group

Ryan, the head of Pluto TV, takes the reins of new group as ViacomCBS reorganizes its streaming activities ahead of the early 2021 launch of Paramount+, the successor to CBS All Access.

Intel agrees to $9B sale of NAND biz to SK Hynix

US chip giant will use transaction proceeds to invest in AI, 5G and edge networks.

No Huawei for bidders in Sweden's 5G auctions

Sweden has taken a firm line against Huawei and ZTE in its 5G spectrum auctions starting in November.

US-China telecom war is here to stay

Today's hardline approach has been a long time coming.

Eurobites: Tele2 cutbacks fatten profit margins

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: ITV sets up streaming unit; VEON invests in ShopUp; Arm takes wraps of latest design.

Making working from home really work

Now that COVID-19 has prompted a broad, probably long-term shift to more remote working, it's time to upgrade residential broadband networks with business-class management platforms.

Verizon, AT&T, Charter, Cox, Dish among C-band bidders

A number of big names are stepping up to bid in the FCC's upcoming C-band auction, an auction that some expect to raise an astounding $51 billion in bids.

The next version of 5G expected to be delayed to 2022

The 3GPP's Release 17 – expected to collect the next big batch of 5G technologies – might not hit the market until 2022, almost a year behind schedule.

India's Jio all set to launch $70 5G smartphone soon

India's only pure-play 4G service provider, Reliance Jio is planning to introduce a 5G smartphone below INR5,000 ($68) within a year, according to media reports.

Verizon to buy Bluegrass Cellular in ongoing rural push

Verizon will acquire 17 Bluegrass Cellular retail stores, the operator's network assets – including cell towers, cell site equipment, switch equipment and spectrum – and 210,000 customers.

Juniper splashes $450M on AI hotshot 128 Technology

Latest deal comes after moves for Mist Systems and Netrounds and is aimed largely at strengthening Juniper's presence in the SD-WAN market.

Nokia Bell Labs, Intuitive Machines to launch 4G on the moon

NASA has given Nokia Bell Labs and Houston-based Intuitive Machines $14.1B to prepare to set up a 4G network on the moon.

Comcast, Aruba connect on enterprise-focused VPN service

Comcast intros new offering in response to a pandemic that has forced big businesses to ensure their expanding group of teleworkers can securely connect to corporate networks.

Podcast: Telefonica targets fiber expansion

Light Reading's Iain Morris and Kelsey Ziser discuss highlights from last week's BBWF event, including Telefonica's approach to fiber buildouts.

Deutsche Telekom bets on giant flying antenna

The German operator has put its considerable muscle behind what could be Europe's answer to Facebook's Aquila and Google's Loon projects.

EU countries call for plan to combat 5G 'fake news' – report

Europe's biggest economies are not among the signatories to a letter urging EU bigwigs to tackle 5G 'disinformation' on health risks.

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