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Sprint's Quarter Was Better Than Expected, but It Still Doesn't Matter
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1/27/2020  |  Post a comment
Sprint's quarterly results weren't as bad as some feared – and it expanded its 5G network – but ultimately the company's still-pending merger with T-Mobile overshadows everything.
Disney+ Nears Distribution Deal With Sky – Report
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1/27/2020  |  Post a comment
Disney's subscription VoD service is set to debut in the UK and several other western European countries on March 24.
Caption Contest: The Comcast Pointer
The Philter  | 
1/27/2020  |  5 comments
A Monday mystery emerges from the Comcast media kit.
Cloud-Native Network Functions: 'A Little Less Conversation, a Little More Action'
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1/27/2020  |  Post a comment
The Linux Foundation is looking to close the gap between conversation and action to make it easier for carriers and vendors to deploy network functions in the cloud.
Arista Buys SDN Pioneer Big Switch 'For a Song' – Sources
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1/27/2020  |  Post a comment
Formerly glam SDN startup does the walk of shame.
Pompeo Goads UK on Eve of Big Huawei Decision
Morris Lore  | 
1/27/2020  |  Post a comment
A decision about Huawei's involvement in the UK's market could be the most difficult its prime minister has ever had to make.
SE Asia Hops Onto 5G-Sharing Bandwagon
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1/27/2020  |  Post a comment
5G costs are driving telco consolidation in Malaysia and Singapore.
Orange Belgium CEO: Open RAN No Substitute for Huawei
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1/27/2020  |  1 comment
Touted as an alternative to the big kit vendors, open RAN technologies are too immature to replace them in the short term, says senior Orange executive.
Eurobites: Comcast Snaps Up Ireland's Blueface
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1/27/2020  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Wind Tre job cuts on the horizon, says union official; Proximus CEO's resume under the spotlight; will UK put cap on Huawei's 5G market share?
Casa Boosts Revenue Guidance, Another CFO Quits
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1/24/2020  |  3 comments
Shares are up 25% Friday after the cable and wireless tech vendor raises 2019 revenue guidance, but doesn't explain why.
Cincinnati Bell Gets Bigger-Than-Brookfield Buyout Bid
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1/24/2020  |  Post a comment
The telecom firm's board said it is in talks, but still supports its original offer from Brookfield Infrastructure Partners.
DirecTV Satellite at Risk of Exploding in Orbit
The Bauminator  | 
1/24/2020  |  Post a comment
AT&T/DirecTV pushing a plan to rapidly de-orbit Spaceway-1 after a 'major anomaly' crippled batteries on board a satellite that had provided backup service in Alaska.
Podcast: Don't Call Us an SD-WAN Provider – Cato Networks
Wagner’s Ring  | 
1/24/2020  |  Post a comment
Cato says simple SD-WAN doesn't cut it anymore for enterprise customers, who need SD-WAN combined with security, mobile and cloud connectivity, delivered over the cloud. It's all about a new industry buzzword: Secure Access Service Edge (SASE).
Pentagon Objects to New Huawei Sales Restrictions – WSJ Report
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1/24/2020  |  1 comment
The WSJ details how a recently withdrawn regulation highlights the interagency disagreements on what the US should do about Huawei's 5G dominance.
Hengtong Set to Shape the Global Subsea Market
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1/24/2020  |  Post a comment
Recent takeover activity could shake up a market forecast to be worth $5.1 billion next year.
WiCipedia: Nature vs. Nurture & the Moms at Work Dilemma
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1/24/2020  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: Men and women have the same brains; startups are less popular than you might think; flexibility for moms at work is not improving; and more.
DOCSIS 4.0 Specs Near the Finish Line
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1/24/2020  |  Post a comment
A draft of the new specs are expected to be done by the end of January, ahead of a public release that could occur by the end of March, industry sources say.
Eurobites: Swisscom Climbs Aboard Private Networks Bandwagon
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1/24/2020  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Facebook faces €5 million fine in Italy; Telia selling location data; French hopeful of tech tax progress; Apple battles EU on phone ports.
Ericsson Shares Hit by US Merger Uncertainty, Cost Challenges
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1/24/2020  |  Post a comment
Swedish kit vendor says business fundamentals remain strong but warns costs will rise this year.
Dish Casting Wide Net in Upcoming 5G Transport RFP
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1/23/2020  |  3 comments
Dish says it is looking at a multitude of choices as it starts to prepare to build its greenfield 5G transport network in the US.
Next-Generation Coherent Optics Lead to New Market Dynamics
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1/23/2020  |  1 comment
As coherent optics development moves away from a one-size-fits-all approach, the market will favor vertically integrated suppliers and companies that were once suppliers will be competitors, writes industry veteran Serge Melle.
Comcast Expects Steeper Pay-TV Losses as Broadband Growth Remains 'Top Priority'
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1/23/2020  |  1 comment
Meanwhile, Xfinity Mobile adds 261,000 lines in Q4, ending 2019 with more than 2 million.
China Targets Standalone 5G in Year of the Rat
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1/23/2020  |  Post a comment
Activity around 5G is set to occupy the attention of China's telecom executives this year. And research into 6G is already underway.
Brace Yourselves for a 5G Patents Punch-Up
Shades of Ray  | 
1/23/2020  |  2 comments
InterDigital's 'transparency' move highlights battle for 5G bragging rights as China's IPR claims get louder.
Eurobites: UK Officials Back Limited 5G Role for Huawei – Report
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1/23/2020  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Sunrise teams up with Vodafone for enterprise market; Swisscom joins FreeMove Alliance; UK holds firm on digital services tax.
MWC2020: What's Next for 5G
LRTV Interviews  | 
1/23/2020  |  2 comments
Ahead of MWC2020 in Barcelona, Heavy Reading Principal Analyst Gabriel Brown examines the state of the 5G market and talks about what to expect next from the mobile broadband market.
Shipping Giant UPS to Test Private Wireless Network in Montana
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1/23/2020  |  Post a comment
UPS said it plans to conduct a substantial test of private wireless networking technology in Billings, Montana. Company officials acknowledged their interest in private LTE and 5G networks.
CityFibre CEO: I'd Welcome BT as a Customer
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1/23/2020  |  Post a comment
Shifting some of its business from Openreach to CityFibre would be a 'super smart' move by BT's directors, says Greg Mesch, as he eyes a much bigger role in the UK's national broadband market.
5G on the Menu at Davos
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1/22/2020  |  Post a comment
CEOs at Ericsson and Verizon talk 5G realities amidst a mass of marketing talk and techno-babble about the next-gen communications standard at The World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
Rogers Still Seeking Ignite TV Spark
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1/22/2020  |  1 comment
Rogers' video sub losses moderated in Q4, but the big Canadian MSO continues to shed TV customers at a steady clip after completing its rollout of Ignite TV, a syndicated version of Comcast's X1 video platform.
Verizon Teams With Google Stadia to Pump 1-Gig Fios
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1/22/2020  |  5 comments
Partnership bundles 1-Gig Fios with the Stadia Premiere Edition package, with a focus on 4K resolution and plans for Verizon to pitch similar perks to new Verizon 5G Home customers.
Big Questions Ducked in Huawei CFO Extradition Case
Morris Lore  | 
1/22/2020  |  1 comment
Meng Wanzhou's defense rests mainly on the fact that Canada is on relatively good terms with Iran.
Vapor IO Nets $90M for Edge Computing Buildout
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1/22/2020  |  Post a comment
Funding from Berkshire Partners and Crown Castle will go to build mini data centers for edge computing around the US.
VMware Extends Its SD-WAN Tentacles With Nyansa Acquisition
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1/22/2020  |  Post a comment
VMware will acquire networking startup to extend SD-WAN optimization to the LAN, helping service providers build enterprise business.
Eurobites: Deutsche Telekom Piggybacks Glasfaser's Fiber in Germany
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1/22/2020  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Portugal's MEO opts for Allot security; Vodafone pulls out of Libra digital currency project; robots in Davos.
Connected Car Industry Struggles With C-V2X vs. DSRC Questions
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1/22/2020  |  Post a comment
Momentum around C-V2X is growing as automakers such as Ford promise to equip all new cars with the technology by 2022.
MWC2020: Smart Biz Models & Edge in the Spotlight
LRTV Interviews  | 
1/22/2020  |  1 comment
Heavy Reading senior analyst James Crawshaw is heading to MWC and expects to be chatting about smart business models, Industry X.0, edge and more in Barcelona.
Telcos Might Get Payment Breather in AGR Case in India
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1/22/2020  |  Post a comment
India's government seems prepared to listen to the country's ailing service providers, but the future remains bleak for one of them.
Netflix Adds 8.76M Subs Worldwide in Q4
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1/21/2020  |  2 comments
Streaming giant sees subs slow in the US and Canada but remains confident of its 'big headstart' on new streaming rivals such as Disney+ and Apple TV+.
Startup Intros NB-IoT Cow Capsule, Inks Deal With TDC
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1/21/2020  |  Post a comment
South Korean startup intros digestible NB-IoT capsule for cows, links up with TDC, as carriers and startups look to agribusiness for more IoT revenue.
Verizon Notches Connected Car Win Against AT&T
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1/21/2020  |  Post a comment
Verizon snatched some Audi business away from AT&T, partly thanks to its support of eSIM technology in connected cars. But it might be more of a moral victory for Verizon than a major shift.
Skylo Ready to Launch Global NB-IoT Satellite-Based Network in Summer 2020
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1/21/2020  |  3 comments
Startup Skylo says it is ready to bring NB-IoT to the world, using satellites and inexpensive hubs.
SmarTone Preps 5G Enterprise Apps as It Targets Mid-Year Launch
News Analysis  | 
1/21/2020  |  2 comments
The Hong Kong operator is mainly excited about the enterprise opportunity as it rolls out its 5G network.
Disney+ Accelerates Its European Invasion
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1/21/2020  |  Post a comment
Disney's subscription VoD service sets March 24 debut in the UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Austria and Switzerland, a week earlier than expected.
Frontier Preps for New Chapter
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1/21/2020  |  2 comments
Unfortunately, that new chapter looks likely to be Chapter 11.
Eurobites: Vodafone Tweaks Wholesale Terms With CityFibre to Speed 'Gigafast' Rollout
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1/21/2020  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: A1 flips 5G switch in Austria; ADVA connects trains over 5G in Spain; handset sales slump at Dixons Carphone.
Podcast: The US Government's $1B Plans to Beat Huawei
The Philter  | 
1/21/2020  |  Post a comment
The US government's push to invest in open radio access networks is part of a broader effort – and multiple $1B proposals – to beat the Chinese telecom industrial complex.
The Telecoms.com Podcast: Open RAN, Europe & US Convergence
LRTV Documentaries  | 
1/21/2020  |  Post a comment
Open RAN, Europe and Verizon feel the pod-love this week.
CityFibre Expands UK Empire With £200M Acquisition
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1/21/2020  |  Post a comment
Snaps up TalkTalk's FibreNation unit, a move that puts even greater pressure on national fixed access operator Openreach.
Germany Keeps World Guessing on Huawei
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1/20/2020  |  1 comment
Policymakers in Europe's biggest economy are struggling to arrive at a decision about the controversial Chinese vendor.
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