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Podcast: Detlef Nauck on how BT uses AI, data science

Detlef Nauck, Head of AI & Data Science Research for BT's Applied Research Division, discusses how telcos use AI.

Nokia's shares dragged into Wall Street hullabaloo

Nokia's shares doubled in value amid massive trading. However, the situation likely has nothing to do with Nokia's recent restructuring or embrace of open RAN.

Open RAN lobbying goes global

BSA, CableLabs, GSMA and the Telecom Infra Project (TIP) are teaming up with the Open RAN Policy Coalition for 'responsible policy action in support of open RAN.'

Sling TV raises rates for new subs

Dish-owned OTT-TV service provider tries to soften the blow by expanding the amount of free cloud DVR storage from 10 hours to 50 hours.

AT&T's new wireless strategy: Growth at all costs

Analysts thought AT&T would report 400,000 new mobile customers in the fourth quarter. Instead, the operator netted 800,000. The figure reflects AT&T's new 'growth' mantra.

Akamai-Plume deal locks in on home-mobile security convergence

Under new deal, companies have forged a co-selling agreement for security and management products for inside and out of the home, with plans to develop a more integrated product.

Automation turns job killer at KPN

The Dutch telecom incumbent has taken a heavy axe to its workforce in the last year.

HBO Max base expands as AT&T's pay-TV totals fall again

Meanwhile, AT&T will stay aggressive with FTTP expansions in 2021 even as CEO John Stankey expects network neutrality rules to return under the Biden administration.

Pandemic drives streaming 'subscription hopping' – study

A deluge of new premium OTT video services paired with consumers staying at home during the pandemic have caused streaming subs to bounce around, TiVo finds in its latest Video Trends Report.

China Mobile, CBN set out 5G partnership terms

CBN clinches China Mobile partnership – but now the hard work begins

Microsoft goes cloudbusting in Q2

Microsoft sees cloud services boost its net income by a yearly 33%, up to $15.5 billion, as the Redmond tech giant now cocks an eye at telcos.

Eurobites: Nokia shifts Ooredoo's Algerian core to the cloud

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: terabit interfaces trialed; BT's recruitment drive continues; Wind Tre goes with Amdocs for 5G billing.

DriveNets, a unicorn, finds more funding among the network clouds

The startup looking to bring new cloud-like efficiency to service provider networking has raised another $208 million and is eager to grow up fast.

UK's O2, Three and Vodafone team to build 222 masts

Three mobile network operators outline their plan to reduce 'partial not-spots' under the UK's Shared Rural Network program.

Biden's stance on Huawei, 5G and Section 230 still fuzzy

Officials in the Biden administration offered little specificity when it came to China and Huawei, but they voiced support for a cohesive 5G spectrum strategy and changes to social media oversight.

SpaceX, Amazon spar over Starlink's modified satellite plan

SpaceX's Elon Musk and Amazon are trading jabs at the FCC and on Twitter over Starlink's proposal to lower the orbits of a portion of its broadband satellite fleet.

Clearfield CEO: Pandemic reinforces broadband demand

Light Reading's Women in Comms caught up with Clearfield President and CEO Cheri Beranek to discuss how the pandemic has impacted broadband demand, fiber infrastructure and the industry's efforts to close the digital divide.

Verizon lays out mmWave 5G expansion plans for 2021

Verizon said it will double the number of its mmWave transmission sites this year. But the operator reported fewer new customers in 2020 than expected, and its 2021 capex is also below projections.

Pandemic sparks subsea bandwidth spike, but tide will turn – report

TeleGeography finds average international Internet traffic increased 48% in 2020 but expects a return to more typical rates of growth.

SpaceX branches out into satellite 'rideshare'

Elon Musk's aerospace company stokes further the red-hot small satellite market by ferrying government and commercial spacecraft into orbit.

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