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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 together 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.

Podcast: Telcos could lead by example, says BT Global's Hriday Ravindranath

Telcos can provide the networks and services that businesses need to re-invent themselves and adapt to life in a pandemic. But can they be socially responsible too?

T-Mobile's top video content exec is departing

Lindsay Gardner, a pay-TV industry vet who joined T-Mobile via the Layer3 TV deal, is exiting the company later this month as T-Mobile pushes ahead with a retooled version of its 'TVision Home' service.

Buttering up broadband: Farmers, ranchers lobby for rural networks

The new American Connection Project Broadband Coalition – fronted by butter maker Land O'Lakes and comprising almost 50 tech, Internet and food companies – is the latest to seek rural broadband money.

Shaw sees COVID-19 hit, but not as bad as expected

Big Canadian cable and wireless operator reports revenue and profit declines for its fiscal third quarter but fares better than analysts projected as it shows signs of recovery.

Can India's smartphone makers challenge the Chinese?

A backlash against China has given Indian producers an opportunity on home turf.

Charter will enter RDOF bonanza, put pressure on CenturyLink and Frontier

Charter's play for Rural Digital Opportunity Fund subsidies could target about 2.5 million homes and focus on states where it already has a 'material presence,' analysts believe.

Huawei books $1B growth in H1 profit despite US-led backlash

The Chinese vendor reports growth across all three business divisions as it fights a US-led campaign against it.

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