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A Q&A with Dish Network's new Boost chief

Dish Network this week hired Stephen Stokols, founder of FreedomPop, to lead its Boost Mobile business. Stokols discussed his views on pricing, advertising and retail strategy.

Windstream sails out of Chapter 11

Says it has chopped its debt by more than $4B and has secured access to $2B in new capital.

Microsoft to test private mmWave network with spectrum from Big 3

Microsoft said it plans to operate a 'private wireless mobile network' in locations in Bellevue and Redmond, Washington, using spectrum owned by T-Mobile, AT&T and Verizon.

T-Mobile's Neville Ray: 5G will decide if next Apple is from US or China

Following its acquisition of Sprint, T-Mobile has double AT&T's 5G spectrum holding and the first nationwide standalone 5G network, says its tech president, Neville Ray.

Arm sale to Nvidia a disaster for UK, warns co-founder

Hermann Hauser advises UK government to be 'cornerstone investor' in a public listing of Arm on the London Stock Exchange.

TikTok's unholy trinity unraveling despite Trump blessing

Trump's 'great deal for America' over TikTok ownership is already unraveling, as Oracle, Walmart, ByteDance and the White House tell different stories.

Intel still on the Huawei inside?

A report suggests Intel has secured a license to continue serving the controversial Chinese equipment maker.

AT&T to launch standalone 5G later this year

AT&T's Igal Elbaz said the operator would work on 'scaling' standalone 5G throughout 2021. However, he did not name the operator's vendors.

Eurobites: Ericsson, BT and Telia join new climate-change club

Also in today's EMEA regional round: ancient telly wipes out Welsh broadband; Telefónica's connectivity fires up 'digitalized shopping center' in Spain; Swisscom turns blue.

With 'Gig 2,' Virgin Media sees way to double broadband speeds

The UK cable operator has already promised a gigabit-speed connection across its entire network by the end of next year. It is now eyeing a service that is twice as fast.

Microsoft snaps up Bethesda Softworks for $7.5B

Software giant to buy ZeniMax Media, the parent company of the game developer and publisher.

Here's how Indian telcos are preparing for 5G

India will not auction 5G spectrum until next year but its operators are preparing for the technology in other ways.

Activist investor nabs 20M shares of Comcast

Trian Fund Management said it believes Comcast's stock is undervalued and has recently begun 'constructive discussions' with Comcast's management team.

US military looks to use DSS for 5G spectrum sharing

The Pentagon is considering using DSS technology to share the 3100-3550MHz spectrum band with commercial users. The issue again raises the potential for a wholesale 5G network.

Quibi exploring possible sale – report

The struggling short-form premium streaming service is pursuing strategic options, says The Wall Street Journal.

Orange still has little use for NB-IoT

The French operator continues to prefer other technologies to the cellular standard that generated so much excitement just a few years ago.

Telekom Deutschland plans 3G sunset in summer 2021

Operator curiously claims 3G is headed toward a 'well-earned retirement.'

Utility giant Xcel to test private LTE network with Motorola Solutions

After shuttering its WiMAX effort, utility provider Xcel Energy is now testing a private wireless LTE network with spectrum from Anterix and equipment from Motorola Solutions.

South Korean operators team up with AWS, Google for MEC

South Korea is becoming a mobile edge testbed, with each of its three telcos forging an alliance with different global partners.

More spectrum the key to DOCSIS 4.0

Beefing up capacity to 1.2GHz and up to 1.8GHz is a primary driver for the new CableLabs specs. Meanwhile, SCTE has already kicked off standards focused on a future move to 3GHz.

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