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AT&T, Dish win big in Andromeda auction, Verizon gets nothing

The results of the FCC's auction of midband spectrum between 3.45GHz and 3.55GHz are in: AT&T spent $9 billion, Dish spent $7.3 billion, T-Mobile spent $2.9 billion. And Verizon spent nothing.

Comcast makes big changes to product and tech exec team

Fraser Stirling upped to global chief product officer; Elad Nafshi rises to EVP and chief network officer; Rick Rioboli named chief technology and information officer; and Noam Raffaelli named SVP, wireless engineering, emerging technologies and business.

A decade on, RCS remains a topic of discussion in the US

A top Google executive this week publicly begged Apple to support the RCS standard in its iMessage service. Meanwhile, Verizon appears poised to launch RCS services this year with vendors Google and Synchronoss.

MWC, WISPA, NAB, IWCE still plan in-person events, but others cancel

'Although this decision ... will cost the organization a great deal of money, that was secondary to our primary concern, which is to put the welfare of our members first,' wrote NATPE CEO JP Bommel.

T-Mobile buys ad network for ride sharing

T-Mobile's journey into advertising technology began in 2019 when the company quietly acquired mobile marketing startup PushSpring. It expanded Monday with T-Mobile's purchase of Octopus Interactive.

Apple, Google, Meta prepare for the next big 5G battle

Some of the biggest tech companies in the world appear to be preparing to fight each other in the market for augmented and virtual reality headsets. 5G providers likely are likely cheering on the sidelines.

Orchestration ogler Oracle scoops up Federos

Continuing its recent spending spree, Oracle aims to expand its applications portfolio by adding AI-optimized assurance, analytics, and automation solutions from Federos.

Eurobites: Tele2 ready to roll 5G in Latvia

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ofcom bans locked handsets; Hyperoptic takes part in smart-home pilot; Telesign goes public.

XCOM finally breaks cover with XR 'experience' for soldiers

XCOM said its demonstration uses edge computing and Microsoft HoloLens 2 Mixed Reality headsets, thus allowing users to 'move freely, simultaneously and seamlessly' through a digital reality.

Comcast will keep data caps out of the Northeast in 2022

Comcast has no plans to implement its usage-based broadband policies in its Northeast markets in 2022 'at this time,' but has made no commitment to keep it that way in 2023 and beyond.

NEC is out to crash the Ericsson, Huawei and Nokia 5G party

The Japanese firm is determined to serve one fifth of all open RAN business by 2030 and establish itself as a new 5G force.

Mobile is Charter's 'biggest single opportunity' in 2022, CEO says

With the recent launch of a new, more scalable billing system for mobile, 'We're ready to go faster,' says Charter Chairman and CEO Tom Rutledge.

OpenVault nabs VelociData to fuel pursuit of Tier 1s, global expansion

OpenVault says deal adds scale to its data collection capabilities for cable, fiber and wireless networks, and puts the company in position to offer capacity-enhancing services to MSOs that have deployed DOCSIS 3.1.

MVNO US Mobile goes full eSIM

eSIM will support new features 'like being able to switch plans instantly, getting live-at-arrival connectivity when traveling abroad, or intelligently shifting between networks,' according to the company.

Verizon to gain around 20M new mobile customers any day now

Reuters reported that the FCC's four commissioners will approve Verizon's purchase of América Móvil's TracFone shortly. The prepaid provider counts a total of around 20 million customers.

Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile stay the course with holiday promotions

Although there are a few new elements in play, including possible smartphone shortages and a competitive discount from Dish, Black Friday looks relatively calm this year on the wireless front.

The risky business of multicloud insurance

Telcos need a way to address the hyperscaler lock-in. Roz Roseboro ponders whether Vodafone's TaaS platform plan is a reasonable insurance policy or another example of a telco driving recklessly.

CableLabs sizes up hybrid MVNO architectures

New working group aims to conceive an 'evolved architectural blueprint' for hybrid MVNO models in which cable operators will strive to combine access to a partner's mobile network and their own Wi-Fi and 4G/5G networks.

Vodafone DIY plan adds drama to the Netcracker suite

The operator's plan to recruit another 7,000 software engineers and build more of its own technologies threatens upheaval in the IT vendor community.

FTC report finds ISPs 'collect troves of personal data'

In response, the NCTA called the report 'a highly distorted view' of ISP data collection policies that inappropriately attempts to lump broadband providers into the same category as the Big Tech platforms.

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OpenVault takes aim at 'speed clipping' Wednesday, November 10, 2021
CSG nets new, expanded deal with Charter Wednesday, November 3, 2021
CSG reups with Dish Tuesday, November 2, 2021
CSG plans expansion in India Tuesday, October 5, 2021
T-Mobile to offer phone repairs Thursday, September 16, 2021
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