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Comcast snaps up free streaming service Xumo

Xumo, which will remain an independent business inside the cable op, has already integrated its free, ad-supported streaming service on Comcast's X1 and Xfinity Flex boxes.

AT&T and Verizon axed nearly 30K jobs last year

These are dark days for the American telecom worker, and the pending merger between T-Mobile and Sprint is unlikely to brighten the outlook.

WOW! embraces pay-TV cord-cutting

Via trial in Charleston, SC, WideOpenWest is fixing on broadband while ceding some ground to OTT-TV providers in the form of partnerships with fuboTV, Philo, Sling TV and YouTube TV.

Mirantis co-founder targets 5G 'oligopoly' with private networks startup FreedomFi

Mirantis Co-Founder and CMO Boris Renski announced he will leave his job to push his new startup FreedomFi, which is targeting private wireless LTE networks in the 3.5GHz CBRS spectrum band.

OFC puts on a brave face as Ciena backs out of industry shows

Ciena is backing out of a month's worth of industry events due to coronavirus concerns. OFC said it is looking forward to a show floor that's 'busier than ever,' even without Ciena.

Nokia lands core role at Rakuten Mobile

Finnish vendor boosts its telco cloud credentials with a managed services contract to operate Rakuten Mobile's virtualized core network and enable 'zero touch' 4G/5G operations.

China operators shed subscribers in saturated mobile market

China's service providers are losing customers, and not just because of coronavirus.

Cujo AI takes aim at online consumer privacy protection

New 'Incognito' service enables broadband customers to control their private data by automatically blocking tracking software that builds profiles based on their use of the Internet.

Not MWC: Cisco stacks new software for mobile networks

Cisco rolls out new software stacks and automation tools to help network operators get ready for all the sweet hell that's going to be unleashed with billions of devices running on 5G.

Eurobites: Telefónica, Microsoft expand cloud services partnership

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: TIM makes quantum leap in RAN planning; MDS Global's new foodie CEO; Swisscom staff settle for 1% increase; and more.

Vodafone, DT drive new TIP open RAN program

Tier 1 operators and a host of specialist vendors, including Mavenir and Parallel Wireless, lead effort to develop remote radio units for open RAN deployments.

Facebook-led TIP and O-RAN Alliance finally buddy up on 5G R&D

Two groups working on the development of open RAN technology have agreed to pool their efforts and differentiate roles.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Huawei, coronavirus and Deutsche Telekom

The coronavirus looms large in this week's pod, which isn't coming live from Barcelona.

Humax expands RDK device lineup, encroaches on CommScope's and Technicolor's turf

Vendor intros 4K set-tops, smart speakers and DOCSIS and GPON gateways based on an open source platform managed by Comcast, Charter and Liberty Global.

Private equity, tower companies could buy Boingo – analysts

Boingo is now reportedly for sale, and analysts are speculating that US tower companies like SBA Communications or Crown Castle might make a play for the firm.

Windstream teams with YouTube TV

Under the new partnership, Windstream will market the OTT-TV service to broadband customers, but will continue to offer a separate TV streaming service developed in partnership with MobiTV.

Intel challenges Broadcom, Marvell et al. for basestation silicon dominance

Intel said it expects to become the world's leading provider of silicon for 5G basestations by next year, tapping into an opportunity the company said ought to be worth roughly $25 billion by 2023.

Aryaka CEO Matt Carter: The state of SD-WAN and secure communications

Matt Carter, president and CEO at SD-WAN specialist Aryaka, discusses network security, market consolidation, the role of MPLS services, his company's IPO and M&A potential and why the classic Western Shane is his favorite movie of all time.

Turkcell trumpets 'record' mobile ARPU growth in Q4

From BiP to fizy, Turkcell offers a broad portfolio of mobile digital services and is also exploiting big data analysis and AI to boost ARPU and sales. The strategy seems to be paying off.

Not MWC: Huawei bolsters its 5G network portfolio

What was Huawei going to show off in Barcelona? Here are some of the highlights.

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