Also in today's EMEA regional round: ancient telly wipes out Welsh broadband; Telefónica's connectivity fires up 'digitalized shopping center' in Spain; Swisscom turns blue.
The UK cable operator has already promised a gigabit-speed connection across its entire network by the end of next year. It is now eyeing a service that is twice as fast.
Software giant to buy ZeniMax Media, the parent company of the game developer and publisher.
India will not auction 5G spectrum until next year but its operators are preparing for the technology in other ways.
Trian Fund Management said it believes Comcast's stock is undervalued and has recently begun 'constructive discussions' with Comcast's management team.
The Pentagon is considering using DSS technology to share the 3100-3550MHz spectrum band with commercial users. The issue again raises the potential for a wholesale 5G network.
The struggling short-form premium streaming service is pursuing strategic options, says The Wall Street Journal.
The French operator continues to prefer other technologies to the cellular standard that generated so much excitement just a few years ago.
Operator curiously claims 3G is headed toward a 'well-earned retirement.'
After shuttering its WiMAX effort, utility provider Xcel Energy is now testing a private wireless LTE network with spectrum from Anterix and equipment from Motorola Solutions.
South Korea is becoming a mobile edge testbed, with each of its three telcos forging an alliance with different global partners.
Beefing up capacity to 1.2GHz and up to 1.8GHz is a primary driver for the new CableLabs specs. Meanwhile, SCTE has already kicked off standards focused on a future move to 3GHz.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Enet facilitates Brodynt's entry into Ireland; CityFibre bolsters buildout with Bechtel; Saudi Arabia pins hopes on digital transformation.
The European Commission recommends the adoption of a common approach to the deployment of 5G networks.
The most advanced 5G features anticipated by network operators, like network slicing, will require OSS systems to be modernized and expanded, says Omdia Principal Analyst James Crawshaw.
The enfant terrible of the French telecom market is looking further east for its next growth opportunity.
New deal will bring NBCU's Peacock service to Roku's platform and pave the way for NBCU content to be offered on the ad-supported The Roku Channel.
AT&T and Verizon are mobilizing against a spectrum-leasing deal between T-Mobile and Columbia Capital. But the upcoming C-band auction is at the heart of the issue.
Omdia Senior Analyst Pablo Tomasi says 5G won't be the main technology in private networks for a few years, but the 5G discussions in some verticals are moving the needle on planning and purchasing.
Versa CMO Mike Wood says the entire Latin American region is the 'next major growth area' for SD-WAN.