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Huawei befuddled by reports of total 5G ban in UK

The Chinese equipment vendor faces a complete exclusion from the UK's 5G market, according to mainstream press reports.

AT&T faces more pressure to jettison DirecTV – report

Bankers reportedly are set to put the heat on AT&T to spin out its struggling DirecTV unit as AT&T company grapples with a big debt load and critical 5G commitments.

SeaChange's video biz takes hit as COVID-19-caused delays mount

Says the video delivery sector has been 'meaningfully impacted' by the pandemic, slowing deployment decisions on the vendor's new Framework platform for cloud and on-prem services.

Netflix gives its subscriber list a good scrub

In a display of goodwill and confidence in its underlying business, Netflix has begun to auto-cancel subscriptions that have been inactive for a year, estimating that it pertains to a small sliver of its base.

Vodafone taps beer chief for chairman role

Heineken CEO Jean-Francois Van Boxmeer to replace Gerard Kleisterlee in November 2020.

Cable travels tech-agnostic road to smart cities

There's no silver bullet solution for smart cities projects, so cable ops are utilizing a variety of technologies, including LoRaWAN, cellular, Wi-Fi and narrowband-IoT, to support those efforts.

Mixed Q1 messages from Axiata

Things are going well in Sri Lanka and Indonesia, but not so good in Malaysia and Nepal.

Eurobites: Vodacom South Africa 'decouples' from parent company

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Northern Ireland turns away from the UK's COVID-19 app; 5G fails to capture the imagination; Openreach tweaks product terms as office lock-out continues.

HPE to make bigger 'aaS' of itself with $800M cost-cutting plan

The IT giant looks set to announce thousands of layoffs and speed up its services transition after a disappointing set of results.

Top ten takeaways from the tower industry's terrific teleconference

Also, it happened on a Tuesday (which would reinforce the alliteration in the headline) but I decided that thing was totally tiring.

India postpones 5G spectrum sale to 2021

India will auction spectrum later this year, but it is not including 5G airwaves in the sale.

Masa Son (of God) and the valley of coronavirus

He's misunderstood like Jesus was, and he needs all the help from heavenly forces he can get.

T-Mobile offers free service to first responders, but rivals shouldn't fret just yet

T-Mobile's 'Connecting Heroes' offers free service to all US public and nonprofit state and local fire, police and EMS departments. But there are plenty of caveats.

Eurobites: Euskatel goes nationwide under Virgin brand

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: top BT execs do the decent thing; TIM, Google collaborate on cloud services; Colt appoints new CEO.

US prepares for a 6G fight

One of the premier US telecom standards organizations is now pushing for a new public-private partnership to ensure the US 'will be at the forefront of 6G development and deployment.'

Airtel's latest results are a pleasant surprise

The Indian operator has been under pressure ever since archrival Jio entered the market, but its latest figures are cause for some optimism.

T-Mobile's 5G reaches 1 Gbit/s, and that's just the beginning

T-Mobile said it scored a 1Gbit/s speed test on its 5G network in New York City – and that transmission didn't even use two of the three 'layers' in T-Mobile's promised 5G 'layer cake.'

AT&T to halt '5G Evolution' advertising, but the icon will remain

AT&T said it will comply with the National Advertising Review Board and will discontinue its '5G Evolution' adverting. But its '5GE' icon will stay.

HBO Max adds distribution partners as launch nears

Altice USA, Cox, NCTC and Verizon are among the latest to agree to offer the new supersized SVoD service, but Comcast and Dish are still absent from that list.

China's 6G grandstanding will ruffle US feathers

As ZTE parades its 6G colors, Huawei's defense of global standards may serve only to hasten their demise.

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