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Mike Dano Democrats Press FCC On Carriers' Sale of User Location Data
Mike Dano  
11/11/2019  
A group of Democrats in the House Energy and Commerce Committee reiterated a call for an FCC report on wireless operators' sale of their customers' location data.
Dan Jones Helium Already Has Over 1,000 Hotspots in Its User-Made US IoT Network
Dan Jones  
11/11/2019   2 comments
Helium users have started to deploy the company's IoT network in the US. The startup, which sells $495 IoT hotspots designed for tasks like pet tracking and smart water metering, says its users have deployed 1,201 hotspots across the US so far.
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Robert Clark Telcos Need 5G Innovation, but Who will Pay?
Robert Clark  
11/11/2019   4 comments
Ren Zhengfei doesn't think 5G is such a big deal.
Paul Rainford Eurobites: Vodafone Strikes Deal With Openreach to Widen Fiber Offer in UK
Paul Rainford  
11/11/2019  
Also in today's EMEA roundup: Zain chooses Ericsson for 5G buildout in Bahrain; Sky and the BBC get cozy; Vodacom profits up; Africa's broadband future.
Meng Xiaobin, ZTE The First Network Slice Trial for Intelligent Manufacturing: How Does the Value of 5G Reflect?
Meng Xiaobin, ZTE  
11/11/2019  
Recently, together with Zhejiang Branch of China Telecom and Zhejiang Bluetron, ZTE announced the successful commission of the first "5G Slicing + MEC + Intelligent Manufacturing" project in China, which will undoubtedly serve as a good example for the application of 5G in the manufacturing industry.
Iain Morris Nokia in Line for 5G Contracts Worth up to $2.2B With Chinese Telcos
Iain Morris  
11/11/2019  
Nokia is in line to pick up a share of China's lucrative 5G contracts after signing preliminary agreements with the country's three operators, which plan to move ahead with a mass-market rollout of the new mobile technology next year.
Mike Dano Meet the Execs Tapped to Build & Sell Dish's 5G Network
Mike Dano  
11/11/2019  
Dish Network last week announced it hired Marc Rouanne (of Nokia) and Stephen Bye (of Sprint) to build and sell its planned 5G network. Both executives spoke with Light Reading about why they decided to join the company, and what they plan to do.
Jeff Baumgartner Discovery Sizing Up Its Own OTT Play
Jeff Baumgartner  
11/11/2019  
Don't look now, but another major TV programmer is pursuing a direct-to-consumer streaming service for the US market.
Iain Morris Telecom Italia Targets 1B in Cloud Sales With Google Tie-Up
Iain Morris  
11/11/2019   1 Comment
Not since a British royal married the star of an American TV drama has a tie-up threatened such a cultural clash as this month's partnership between Telecom Italia and Google.
Mike Dano Analysts: T-Mobile's 'Uncarrier' News Didn't Sway Sprint Merger Critics
Mike Dano  
11/8/2019   1 Comment
T-Mobile's "Uncarrier" announcement this week was geared toward gaining more support for its proposed merger with Sprint, according to some Wall Street analysts.
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Alan Breznick Cable One Racks Up Record Margins Again
Alan Breznick  
11/8/2019  
Cable One continues to dazzle investors by using its laser focus on broadband and its de-emphasis of traditional pay-TV service to ratchet up its average revenue per unit (ARPU) and profit margins even as it continues to bulk up by buying small cable operators.
Jeff Baumgartner Disney+ Gets Ready for Its Close-Up
Jeff Baumgartner  
11/8/2019  
Set to debut November 12, Disney+ will help form the foundation of The Disney Company's transformation into a direct-to-consumer streaming powerhouse as the traditional pay-TV market continues its decline.
Eryn Leavens WiCipedia: Tech Falls High in Happiness Index & the Blue Collar-AI Struggle
Eryn Leavens  
11/8/2019  
This week in our WiCipedia roundup: Techies are pretty dang happy at work; AI's effect on female blue-collar workers; college students are majority female though tech workforce lags; and more.
Robert Clark ZTE Says Its China Experience Makes It a 5G Leader
Robert Clark  
11/8/2019  
After a year from hell in 2018, ZTE is still with us and has big expectations in the 5G market.
Iain Morris Telecom Italia Strikes Edge Alliance With Google as Sales Slide
Iain Morris  
11/8/2019  
Telecom Italia opened the door to a major strategic alliance with Google on the development of edge computing services as it reported dwindling sales for its fiscal third quarter.
Paul Rainford Eurobites: United Group Agrees to Buy Bulgaria's Vivacom for 1.2B
Paul Rainford  
11/8/2019  
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Netnod pushes 400GE ports; EU Google-taming isn't working; C-V2X Plugtest revs up in Malaga.
Mike Dano Edge Computing Mini Data Centers Are Rolling Out for Real. What's Next?
Mike Dano  
11/8/2019  
AUSTIN, Texas -- Data centers are about to get smaller. Like, a lot smaller. Shipping container vs. Costco warehouse smaller.
Jeff Baumgartner TiVo Predicts Spring 2020 Split
Jeff Baumgartner  
11/7/2019  
TiVo has set a deadline of sorts regarding plans to split out its products and its intellectual property/licensing businesses, predicting that it will complete the move by April 2020.
Dan Jones T-Mobile Makes Moves to Help Get Sprint Merger Done
Dan Jones  
11/7/2019  
T-Mobile executives unveiled three programs Thursday as the company attempts to smooth the way for its proposed $26.5 billion merger with Sprint -- free 5G for first responders, increased free Internet access for US school children and a plan to launch its lowest cost phone plan ever.
Jeff Baumgartner Dish's Charlie Ergen: We Have No 'Plan B'
Jeff Baumgartner  
11/7/2019  
The proposed T-Mobile/Sprint deal is making progress, but it's still not done. Despite that uncertainty, Dish Network is plowing ahead with ambitious mobile network and service plans that hinge entirely on that transaction getting closed.
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