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Evoca sizes up Phoenix launch, setting up pay-TV battle with Cox

Evoca, a pay-TV provider that uses ATSC 3.0 and Internet connectivity, to deliver a blend of live TV and VoD services, has dropped a big hint about its next market launch.

Zattoo eyes MobiTV fallout and European expansion

Swiss IPTV software and infrastructure services player is yet another vendor that hopes to benefit from the financial demise of MobiTV even as it seeks to expand its reach in Europe.

MWC Barcelona poll: Most say they'll stay away

Our unscientific reader poll shows that nearly 7 in 10 folks who attended #MWC19 will not likely turn up for #MWC21.

The ransomware threat is just getting started

After Colonial Pipeline payday expect a surge in ransomware attacks – starting with Toshiba.

WhatsApp continues to defy India over data-sharing rules

Messaging giant WhatsApp's controversial policy, which allows user data to be shared with parent company Facebook and others, is in the spotlight again.

DZS set to key on network convergence

CEO Charlie Vogt identifies set of 'mega trends' poised to drive the business forward, including the shift to 5G, new and emerging broadband competition, and an acceleration of fiber upgrade cycles.

Swiss PE looks to acquire India's ACT Broadband

Swiss private equity fund Partners Group is reportedly in talks to acquire Atria Convergence Technologies, India's largest non-telco ISP.

3GPP Chair Wanshi Chen on creating 5G standards during a pandemic

Chen, who works for Qualcomm, was named the chairman of the 3GPP RAN Plenary in March and oversees the development of 5G standards for the physical layer of the radio interface.

WiCipedia: 'Blind' hiring may offer solutions for women in tech

This week in our WiC roundup: Returnships could offer post-pandemic option for women who left jobs; blind interviews create hiring solutions; how work culture should change to accommodate employees; and more.

Eurobites: Inwit pushes on in Q1

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telecom Italia signs renewables deal; Rostelecom surges ahead in Q1; UK homeworkers dread returning to their office broadband.

SingTel stumbles over diversification strategy

Singapore operator to review Amobee and Trustwave businesses and expects to report full-year net exceptional loss of $907 million.

Open RAN will struggle to fit in, despite Euro telco demands

A wish-list of technical requirements arrives in vendor offices, but the chances of a mass-market deployment in the next few years are remote.

Getting the whole office connected to private 5G networks

The interest in deploying private 5G networks is at an all-time high, writes West Gate Networks President Andrew Froehlich. Service providers need to make sure their customers understand how to stay connected when most devices are WiFi-only.

Disney+ subscriber train slows down

Disney's premium streaming service ended fiscal Q2 with 103.6 million subs, short of an expected 110 million. Meanwhile, operating losses at Disney's direct-to-consumer business have narrowed significantly.

Things are looking somewhat grim at Sonim

Sonim, a maker of rugged mobile phones, warned that 'substantial doubt exists regarding Sonim's ability to continue as a going concern.' As a result, the company is considering strategic alternatives.

T-Mobile eyes government money for fixed wireless service

As the Biden administration pushes $100 billion toward the broadband industry, T-Mobile positions its 5G Home Internet service as a potential recipient of that spending.

Iceland takes the FTTH as half EU homes get fiber

More than half of houses across Europe have fiber-optic connections, 10 million more than in 2019.

NTT DoCoMo making gains, anticipating pain in price war

Profits are increasingly being held up by the Japanese service provider's digital businesses.

Rakuten and the curious case of the missing 5G plan

The Japanese e-commerce firm is already a long way behind its bigger rivals in the country's 5G market.

MediaTek to challenge Qualcomm on its home turf

Following a big bet on 5G, MediaTek is now positioned to challenge smartphone chipset heavyweight Qualcomm in the US market. MediaTek is predicting 40% growth in 2021.

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