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Mike Dano Android App Developers Get '5G Mode'
Mike Dano  
5/17/2019   1 Comment
Hunting season for 5G's killer app is officially open.
Iain Morris Huawei vs. Trump & the Casualties of War
Iain Morris  
5/17/2019   1 Comment
For several weeks Huawei's representatives have been telling journalists the worst of the storm has passed, as European governments and operators have resisted the US campaign against the controversial Chinese vendor. That all changed in a heartbeat this week.
Mike O’Malley Service Providers Can Take Control of IoT Security
Mike O’Malley  
5/17/2019  
Back in 2017, Gartner estimated that there soon would be 20.4 billion IoT devices with enterprises deploying almost 8 billion of them. New and innovative applications are being created every day and with great power comes great responsibility. IoT ecosystems today are the Wild West of hacking, and service providers are best positioned to help stop the madness.
Mitch Wagner Cloud Bursts: Oracle Touts Telco Triumphs, Microsoft Proclaims Partnerships & More
Mitch Wagner  
5/17/2019  
In this roundup: Oracle touts new telco customers and products; Ooredoo Qatar taps Nokia; Microsoft and Sony partner on gaming; VMware acquires Bitnami for multicloud; and more telco cloud news from this week.
Eryn Leavens WiCipedia: Egg Freezing, Hormone Lunches & Back to Work With Babies... Oh My!
Eryn Leavens  
5/17/2019  
This week in our WiCipedia roundup: Women in Comms steals the show in Denver; moms in tech hog the headlines; women are talked over in meetings (duh); and more!
Paul Rainford Eurobites: EU Must Pull Its 5G Finger Out, Says Ericsson's Ekholm
Paul Rainford  
5/17/2019  
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT launches employee share scheme, unveils underwhelming new logo; German trade group distances itself from US stance on Huawei.
Jeff Baumgartner Comcast's MachineQ Shifts Gears
Jeff Baumgartner  
5/16/2019   1 Comment
After starting off by building wide area, low-power IoT networks in individual cities, MachineQ, the Comcast-owned industrial IoT unit, is several months into a revised, over-the-top-focused deployment model that enables the company to pursue business in and out of Comcast's US cable footprint and begin to formulate a global services launch strategy.
Mike Dano In Chasing AT&T, Verizon & T-Mobile Diverge in 5G Video Strategies
Mike Dano  
5/16/2019  
DENVER -- Verizon and T-Mobile are loudly pursuing the video opportunity in 5G, but they're currently looking at the market in very different ways.
Mike Dano US Wireless Operators Have (Mostly) Stopped Selling Customer Location Data
Mike Dano  
5/16/2019  
Top wireless network operators in the US -- Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint -- told the FCC that they have mostly discontinued the sale of customer location data to third parties and aggregators, like providers of roadside assistance, call routing and fraud prevention.
Dan Jones Sprint's First 5G Devices Available May 31
Dan Jones  
5/16/2019  
Sprint announced Thursday that its first 5G devices will become available in its initial batch of 5G markets on May 31.
Jeff Baumgartner Charter Using Mobile to Dislodge 'Inert' DSL Customers
Jeff Baumgartner  
5/16/2019   1 Comment
Charter is wielding Spectrum Mobile to help the MSO gain and retain broadband subscribers, but it's proving to be a particularly handy tool to dislodge consumers who are taking DSL services.
Mike Dano Verizon Ramps Up 5G Advertising Alongside Galaxy S10 5G Launch
Mike Dano  
5/16/2019  
Verizon today began selling the $1,300 Samsung Galaxy S10 5G to customers, the first US phone that features integrated 5G capability. Verizon is also juicing its Galaxy S10 5G offer with the promise of a $200 prepaid Mastercard if customers who switch to Verizon purchase the device and one of the operator's unlimited pricing plans.
Iain Morris 5G Car Crash Looms for Telecom Industry
Iain Morris  
5/16/2019   3 comments
Telcos are speeding like out-of-control self-driving cars toward a commercial 5G launch. Spurred on by competition, and with apparent disregard for the damage to shareholder value, Europe's operators are starting to blare out details of launch dates and other 5G plans as if the next-generation technology were a guarantee of sales growth. It is all happening much faster than anyone had imagined. The UK's BT this week said it would introduce 5G "imminently," having previously talked about launching services before the end of this year.
Paul Rainford Eurobites: UK Security Report Says Huawei Can't Be Trusted
Paul Rainford  
5/16/2019  
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Bouygues gets off to a flier; Sunrise raises its earnings guidance; Vodafone/INWIT towers deal set for the summer.
Jeff Baumgartner AT&T's SVoD Services Will Be Pay-TV Friendly
Jeff Baumgartner  
5/16/2019  
AT&T's WarnerMedia unit will take direct aim at consumers with a coming set of OTT-delivered subscription VoD services, but pay-TV providers will also play an important role in their distribution.
Mike Dano 5G Scores a US Win & an EU Loss in Connected Cars
Mike Dano  
5/15/2019  
The global battle over the connected car shifted into high gear during the past few weeks as the European Parliament voted against using 5G technology for connected cars. However, across the Atlantic, US officials voiced new support for 5G for connected cars.
Mitch Wagner Cisco's Happy, Despite Service Provider Decline
Mitch Wagner  
5/15/2019  
Cisco Systems saw a hefty 13% decline in its service provider business for the most recent fiscal quarter, but expects revenues to grow once service providers start investing seriously in 5G networks.
Phil Harvey Trump Clears the Way for a Huawei Ban
Phil Harvey  
5/15/2019   5 comments
The president, via executive order, has given the Commerce Secretary the ability to ban the import of gear and services from companies that have close ties to foreign governments. This could be applied to any of the major telecoms equipment companies, but it is understood to be aimed at Huawei.
Alan Breznick Comcast Still Has Big Streaming Dreams
Alan Breznick  
5/15/2019  
Even though it's giving up operational control of Hulu to The Walt Disney Company and potentially selling its sizable Hulu stake, that doesn't mean Comcast has lost any of its newfound enthusiasm for streaming video.
Jeff Baumgartner WOW & Philo Bundle Up
Jeff Baumgartner  
5/15/2019  
Say hello to the new bundle. WideOpenWest (WOW) is the latest cable operator to embrace OTT video, forging a deal to bundle Philo's sports-free streaming TV service with WOW's broadband services.
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