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Apple TV+ usage still in the doldrums – study

At just 7%, usage of Apple's SVoD service still lags far behind its rivals, and could force the company to reconsider its strategy before facing a possible mass exodus as subs start to roll off free trials.

Tele2 cost-cutting cushions Q2

Underlying earnings up, extraordinary dividend back on the table.

Eurobites: Apple gives EU the €13B finger

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Belgium fines Google for failing to forget; Ericsson helps out at Omantel; China's ambassador slams UK's U-turn on Huawei.

HPE fashionably late to SD-WAN party with Silver Peak acquisition

The addition of Silver Peak to HPE's Aruba will assist enterprises in their edge-to-cloud transformations – the ease of which they can access cloud applications, support remote workers, and put data closer to the user.

Google to invest $10B in India's digital future

The Internet giant sees an opportunity to play in India's technology sector as coronavirus quickens the pace of digital transformation.

América Móvil reports 40% rise in Q2 net profit despite customer losses

Latin American giant loses 5 million wireless customers in Q2 2020 as COVID-19 lockdown measures bite.

BT says Huawei ban is not so bad after all

Warnings of a swap-out bill in the 'billions' are looking wide of the mark now authorities have allowed seven years for Huawei's removal.

Biden's telecom platform hardens around net neutrality, universal broadband, 5G funding

Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee for president, supports universal broadband, funding for 5G research and net neutrality, based on his latest position statements.

Google Fiber expands in Utah

New agreement with city of Millcreek arrives as Google Fiber nears the completion of its network buildout in nearby Salt Lake City.

Huawei ban risks turning UK into Nordic duopoly

A ban on buying Huawei's 5G products starting in 2021 may have come too soon for open RAN or other non-Nordic alternatives.

Verizon to halt 5G ads mentioning coverage

The National Advertising Division took issue with Verizon's statement that 'people from midtown Manhattan to downtown Denver can experience what your 5G can deliver.'

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Swapping out equipment, open RAN and SoftBank

Aaand they're back! Four months and 15 pods since the last in-person recording, the team is finally reunited in the studio.

Facebook's latest status update: A robot that can spin fiber across power lines

A new silkworm-like robot from Facebook Connectivity that can deploy fiber across medium-voltage power lines emerges at an opportune time as policymakers and utilities elevate their focus on rural broadband.

ADI makes $20B swoop on Maxim

Analog semiconductor consolidation doesn't get much bigger than this.

Samsung lays out 6G vision: THz, mobile holograms, AI

The South Korean electronics giant has released a new white paper on the '6G arms race' and its vision for likely applications.

Quibi wins round in quarrel targeting its 'Turnstyle' technology

A California court has denied Eko's motion for a preliminary injunction against Quibi, the premium, mobile-focused streaming service that launched on April 6.

Huawei banned from UK's 5G market

Operators will not be allowed to buy 5G products beyond the end of this year and will have to remove Huawei's products by 2027.

Eurobites: Is it a farewell to Arm for SoftBank?

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telia Carrier lands Norway interconnect gig; Vodafone Ireland uses Enea for mobile video; another fine mesh from Wyld Networks.

Ericsson rubbishes UK warnings of Huawei ban disruption

Swedish vendor says it currently swaps about 100,000 mobile sites a year, more than twice the UK's installed base.

Nokia claims it can migrate 4G radio to 5G in the wink of an eye

Finnish vendor says that by 2021, it will be able to instantly migrate more than 5 million 4G radio units to 5G.

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