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Netflix adds 4.4M subs in Q3, pushes global total to 213.56M

Netflix, which expects to add another 8.5 million subs in Q4, says it will soon measure engagement of titles on an hours-viewed basis rather than the current one based on viewership among subscriber households.

Is the sun finally starting to shine on 5G?

'It's been a profitable business,' said Elisa's Kimmo Pentikäinen of the operator's 5G launch. In its most recent financial report, the operator reported a gain of $3.50 per month per customer from 5G.

IBM has acquired Volta Networks as it muscles up in automation

Big Blue has made Volta a part of its takeover strategy and can already cite customers for its technology, including Dish and Telefónica.

Hacking group LightBasin broke into at least 13 mobile networks – report

The cybersecurity research firm said hackers were able to access subscriber information and call record details. However, the firm did not disclose the mobile network operators that were hacked.

Cato captures $200M in largest funding round

Cato's largest funding round so far brings the SASE provider's total financing to $532 million.

Samsung will struggle to replace Ericsson or Nokia at O2

The South Korean vendor, short on legacy technologies, is shouting about 4G and 5G trials with Virgin Media O2.

Comcast goes out of footprint with XClass TV

A pair of 4K-capable Hisense TVs powered by Comcast's streaming platform will be sold nationwide via Walmart.com and Walmart stores. Pay-TV apps from Comcast and Charter will launch on XClass TVs in the coming months.

Xiaomi to churn out cars from 2024

China's Xiaomi, eyeing a burgeoning Chinese electric vehicle market, says it is joining the fray and making its own cars from the first half of 2024.

Supply chain squeeze hasn't dimmed demand for high-end 5G phones

The supply chain crisis is certainly making a dent on smartphone shipments but the 5G outlook is unchanged.

Foxconn unveils EVs, angling to make the Apple Car

Biggest iPhone assembler Foxconn, which has long eyed making the Apple Car too, has unveiled concept electric vehicles to bolster its carmaking chops.

Tele2 hails growing momentum in Q3 2021

Swedish operator sees continuing good momentum but remains on the post-pandemic recovery path in the consumer market.

China culls unprofitable 5G use cases as it narrows focus

After throwing resources at thousands of industry use cases in the past two years, the China 5G industry has abandoned most of them to narrow its focus.

Boingo touts new private wireless deal with San Diego Padres

Boingo's private LTE network in CBRS spectrum for the San Diego Padres will help move the team's payments and ticketing systems off congested public networks and onto a dedicated network.

Ericsson hurt by China and chips crunch, but profitability soars

Swedish equipment maker reports component problems and the loss of China business, but its gross margin is at record levels.

Sinclair hit by ransomware attack

Lisa Plaggemier with the National Cybersecurity Alliance says the attack on Sinclair is another wake-up call for the industry, and another reason for media companies to treat cybersecurity like any other risk to the business.

VMware zeroes in on data management, security and carbon emissions

During VMworld, VMware launched several initiatives to assist its cloud provider partners in delivering managed security services and simplified app management to end users.

Tucows adds fixed wireless to Ting's fiber toolkit

Ting Internet, from Tucows, announced it will acquire fixed wireless operator Simply Bits. 'We recognize the value of fixed wireless as an additional tool in our connectivity toolkit,' explained an executive.

Vewd CEO pushes Operator TV play

Starting in Europe with a partnership with Vestel, Vewd intends to take its 'Operator TV' program to other regions around the globe, CEO Aneesh Rajaram says.

Verizon, AT&T dial back promotions amid cable onslaught

Verizon stopped offering its most aggressive smartphone promotion to its existing customers, but continues to offer it to new customers. Meantime, AT&T reduced its smartphone discount from $1,000 to $800.

Left alone by US, state-backed ZTE is more profitable than ever

Free to buy American technology, the smaller of China's two equipment vendors is still on a roll.

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