Huawei Ban Would Hurt 5G Security, Say UK MPs Iain Morris 7/19/2019
Allowing Huawei a role in the UK's 5G networks would improve security in a market that has become too reliant on a few big players, a committee of UK politicians has advised the government, while urging the next prime minister to quickly reach a decision on the controversial Chinese vendor.
The Right Strategy for Modernizing Cable Tom Cloonan 7/19/2019
Consumers are spending more time online than ever before, and that's putting more pressure on the network. How cable operators respond today will dictate much of their future success.
DT Considers Legal Action Over Vodafone-Liberty Merger Iain Morris 7/18/2019
Deutsche Telekom is considering a legal challenge to the merger between Vodafone and Liberty Global's Unitymedia business after European authorities conditionally approved the deal earlier today.
Vodafone Gets Blessing for €18.4B Liberty Takeover Iain Morris 7/18/2019
Europe's regulatory authorities have cleared Vodafone's euro 18.4 billion ($20.6 billion) takeover of a number of Liberty Global assets in a decision that could take some pressure off beleaguered Vodafone boss Nick Read but disappoint German rival Deutsche Telekom, which has been a fierce opponent of the deal.
AMG's NextLink: The FCC's Poster Child for Crossing the Digital Divide Mike Dano 7/17/2019
Next month the FCC plans to vote on a proposal from Chairman Ajit Pai that would set aside $20.4 billion over the next ten years to help pay telecom companies to cross the digital divide, under what he calls the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund. AMG Technology Investment Group's NextLink is prepared to lead the charge.
Report: Netflix Doesn't Need Friends Alan Breznick 7/17/2019
Despite the impending loss of two long-running TV hit comedy series, Netflix Chairman & CEO Reed Hastings need not lose too much sleep over the fate of the world's largest streaming video service.
5G Momentum Props Up Ericsson's Q2 Ray Le Maistre 7/17/2019
Ericsson reported a 10% year-on-year increase in total revenues to 54.8 billion Swedish kronor (US$5.83 billion) for its second quarter fueled by demand for 4G and 5G network products, particularly in North America and across Asia. On a purely organic basis, accounting for changes in currency exchange rates and reporting only comparable business units, revenues were up by 7% compared with a year ago.
You.i TV Cashing in on Multiscreen Migration Jeff Baumgartner 7/17/2019
For cable operators, telcos and satellite TV providers, pay-TV isn't quite the business it used to be. The margins aren't nearly as sweet as broadband, and gobs of video customers are cutting the cord and fleeing to a new mix of OTT services.
Pirates Poised to Pluck More From Pay-TV, OTT Alison Diana 7/17/2019
Video piracy and account-sharing will hit both OTT and pay-TV providers even harder over the next few years, costing them a combined $12.5 billion in 2024, up 38% from this year's loss of $9.1 billion, Parks Associates predicts.