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Trump to attend White House's planned 5G conference

President Trump will be among the attendees for a White House conference on 5G. They'll have much to discuss about the future direction of mobile and wireless tech and policy.

U.S. Cellular to boost capex for 5G, adds Samsung as supplier

U.S. Cellular said it could spend roughly $1 billion on capital expenses in 2020, a dramatic increase from 2019. Samsung could get some of that cash.

Ahead of Sprint merger, T-Mobile names Abdul Saad as new CTO

Abdul Saad is potentially being positioned to take over command of T-Mobile's network operations if the operator's merger with Sprint closes.

YouTube TV strikes deal to hawk HBO Max

As part of a bigger distribution deal with WarnerMedia, the OTT-TV service is the first non-AT&T distributor to ink a deal for a streaming service set to debut in May.

South Korean telcos call truce on 5G subsidies

Operators have agreed to scale back competition after the launch of 5G services hit profitability.

Eurobites: Safaricom CEO has no beef with Huawei

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Proximus cuts jobs as revenue falls; Sky combines with BT on TV sport; why European Fitbit wearers should be worried.

T-Mobile, Sprint renegotiate deal to give Deutsche Telekom bigger stake

US operators are poised to complete their merger in the next few weeks after renegotiating terms and clearing most regulatory hurdles.

Windstream CEO: We're the largest SD-WAN provider in the country

Windstream said it now has 3,200 SD-WAN customers representing over 27,000 endpoint locations.

Imagine snags NCTC deal for IPTV ad insertion

Tech vendor will offer cloud-based service supporting ad insertion on all IP-based video streams to small and independent operators, starting with pilot deployments this summer.

T-Mobile's DSS warnings all hot air, claim AT&T and Verizon

T-Mobile says a key piece of 5G tech – Dynamic Spectrum Sharing (DSS) – isn't ready for prime time. AT&T and Verizon disagree.

The role of wireless tech in fighting the new coronavirus

As the most recent coronavirus spreads, wireless technology is playing a role in efforts to fight the illness.

5G spectrum auction imperiled by satellite operators' hunger for money

Two big C-Band Alliance members – SES and Intelsat – had a falling out. That could create trouble for telcos that want C-Band spectrum for 5G.

ViacomCBS preps launch of 'broad pay' streaming service

Expanded version of CBS All Access to 'soft launch' later this year, feature content from a wider range of ViacomCBS content properties, and complement the company's free Pluto TV and premium Showtime streaming services.

Eurobites: You don't need Huawei for 5G, US diplomat tells Europe

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ooredoo improves the customer experience with Nokia; BICS connects up exoskeletons; ADVA hints at coronavirus-linked trouble ahead.

Telefónica fails to stop rot after axing 4,500 jobs last year

Shares in Spanish telecom giant fall in Madrid after it reports a disappointing set of results weighed down by restructuring costs.

Sprint lawsuit claims top Charter execs stole trade secrets

Sprint claims that two former employees — Paul Woelk and Craig Cowden — stole its VoIP technology and gave the tech to what is now Charter Communications.

Cable op Midco hints at interest in CBRS spectrum auction

Cable company Midco is testing fixed wireless LTE technology in the CBRS spectrum band in North Dakota and Minnesota, an effort that's partly to prepare for possible spectrum purchases, the company said.

Dish to spend up to $500M on 5G network build in 2020

Most of that cash will be spent on RF planning and site permitting. 'There's not a lot to build this year,' Dish Chairman Charlie Ergen says.

Cambium deepens cost cutting amid promises of a recovery

Cambium Networks, which sells hardware for cellular and WiFi networks, said it will expand the restructuring it first began in November, in order to reduce costs.

Deutsche Telekom CEO warns coronavirus is hitting networks supply chain

The German operator's boss warns of possible disruption caused by the disease while pushing for tougher penalties in Germany if foreign vendors breach security rules.

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