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Time runs out for TikTok as Trump announces Sunday ban

Deadline looms large for TikTok and social messaging platform WeChat as White House says app store ban will take effect on Sunday.

Fujitsu flags efforts to tackle facial recognition fraud

Japan-based technology firm aims to improve trust in facial recognition software by making it easier to block fraud.

Mediacom opens door to the '10G Smart Home'

The demo in Ames, Iowa, features an enhanced DOCSIS 3.1 network feeding 8K video and more than 70 connected devices, along with an eye-popping show of emerging bandwidth-eating light field display technology.

Surprise, surprise: China prefers Chinese cloud-service providers

Report by Synergy finds easier pickings for US players elsewhere in the APAC region, as Alibaba leads the pack of homegrown cloud services providers.

EU could oppose Italy's single fiber network plan – report

EU competition officials are said to be questioning the plan for Telecom Italia to keep control of a single fiber network company.

Ribbon's McClelland: 5G is one of our catalysts

Bruce McClelland joined Ribbon weeks before the pandemic struck. His remit at the company? Do what he did for 20 years at Arris – grow it.

AT&T mulling ad-supported phone plans – report

AT&T CEO John Stankey suggests the subsidized cell phone plans could be introduced in 2021.

Verizon CEO views 5G Home as 'transformative business'

Self-installation model, video service bundle options and broadband service mobility will open up opportunities with residential and business customers, Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg says.

Comcast wants to go global on smart TVs, CEO says

Bringing company's tech stack to smart TVs fits into a broader plan to build a global IP video platform that relies on a common tech stack and standardized hardware, Brian Roberts says.

Dutch mobile market counts cost of COVID-19

New report expects Dutch mobile revenue to fall 4.3% in 2020, but the three operators show a slightly mixed picture in Q2.

Facebook failing to stop billion-dollar bot ad fraud

Platforms like Facebook aren't using technology they possess to stop bots committing advertising fraud, costing tens of billions of dollars a year.

Eurobites: KPN and Prysmian trial eco-friendly fiber

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Openreach rolls out more fiber; here comes the Nokia SON; Facebook given some breathing space in data-transfer rumpus.

Google Fiber to unleash '2 Gig' service

In a move that could accelerate cable upstream upgrades and DOCSIS 4.0 development, Google Fiber will soon launch 2-Gig service in Nashville and Huntsville for $100 per month, and expand it to most markets by early 2021.

Sweden's Bredband2 makes $71M swoop on A3

Consolidation in Sweden's broadband market in the offing as A3 committee recommends takeover bid by smaller rival.

Podcast: COVID-19 challenges online learning, network performance

Light Reading podcast veteran Prof. Nick Feamster from the University of Chicago shares an update on his research of network usage and performance during the pandemic.

Oracle is the unlikely winner of the TikTok wars

US software giant Oracle has won the bidding war to buy TikTok's US operations from ByteDance, but the deal will face grueling political hurdles.

5G cloud gaming offers annual $150bn revenue gain – report

New report shows that 'ardent gamers' would be willing to pay a lot more for a high-quality cloud gaming service on low-latency 5G networks.

Eurobites: BT blasted for cost of rural hook-ups

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EE ditches Dixons Carphone; former BT bigwig heads up UK's post-Huawei task force; Telecom Italia grows connectivity for agribusinesses.

5G vs. cable: Hitting the millimeter-wave wall

Broadband Success Partners' Jack Burton argues that 5G is not the competitive threat to cable that many once thought it would be.

Is 5G fixed wireless getting ready for its comeback?

Analysts have derided early FWA services in 5G as relatively small-scale operations. But new products, technologies and spectrum resources could change the calculation.

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