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Jeff Baumgartner Locast's Scorecard: 250,000+ People Registered, 0 Lawsuits
Jeff Baumgartner  
6/20/2019  
Locast, a startup that provides streaming access to local TV channels in a growing number of markets, continues to succeed where others, such as Aereo and Ivi, crashed and burned.
Iain Morris Nokia Boasts 5 'Live' 5G Networks as Huawei Hits 120K Shipments
Iain Morris  
6/20/2019   1 Comment
Nokia has reacted to criticism about the commercial readiness of its 5G systems by claiming that five operators are now providing 5G services over its networks.
Ray Le Maistre Tech Specs Groups to US Commerce Dept: 'Give Us Clarity on Huawei'
Ray Le Maistre  
6/20/2019  
A group of 26 technical specifications and standards bodies have written to US Dept of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross seeking clarification on whether Huawei is allowed to contribute to their development work while the Chinese vendor is subject to the Entity List order announced last month.
Paul Rainford Eurobites: Ericsson, Vodafone Take a 5G Front Seat With eGO
Paul Rainford  
6/20/2019  
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Dixons Carphone hit by slump in demand for new handsets; new UK fiber contender; startups have faith in 5G.
Iain Morris Nokia CEO Finds Positive Spin in Long 5G Game
Iain Morris  
6/20/2019   2 comments
Nokia chief Rajeev Suri peers down from his London office at a giant outdoor screen showing this year's Cricket World Cup. The sport he so clearly loves is analogous to his own industry, with its specialists and all-rounders, its complicated rules and susceptibility to external forces. Rain has been interrupting play, making the cricket results harder to predict. Amid some 5G turbulence and a trade war between the US and China, the same uncertainty affects today's market for telecom equipment.
Jeff Baumgartner Omniverse to Shutter Operations, Cut Ties to HovSat
Jeff Baumgartner  
6/19/2019  
Troubled OTT-TV service provider Omniverse One World Television has elected to sever its business ties to HovSat, the New Jersey-based private cable operator, unwind its business operations and unload its equipment and other assets.
Iain Morris BT & Vodafone Rally Around Huawei
Iain Morris  
6/19/2019  
LONDON -- Connected Britain -- UK telcos BT and Vodafone have reiterated calls for the government not to impose a 5G ban on Huawei as the US continues to wage a campaign against the controversial Chinese vendor.
Dan Jones Verizon Adds LG's V50 to 5G Phone List
Dan Jones  
6/19/2019  
Verizon has added a fourth 5G phone to its next-gen device list, even though it only has two mobile 5G cities currently running in the US.
Jeff Baumgartner Power Shift in Cable Access Network Market Underway
Jeff Baumgartner  
6/19/2019  
Vendor market share in the cable access network won't flip overnight, but recent stock assignments to two key vendors in that sector -- Arris and Harmonic -- signal that the balance of power is starting to tilt in Harmonic's favor.
Iain Morris BoJo & Brexit Bother BT's Broadband Boss
Iain Morris  
6/19/2019   1 Comment
LONDON -- Connected Britain -- BT's top broadband executive has refused to dismiss proposals by UK prime ministerial candidate Boris Johnson for nationwide full-fiber networks by 2025, but he said the target would be a challenge given the regulatory and business constraints, including Brexit-related complications.
Paul Rainford Eurobites: Kudelski, Sequans Chip In on IoT Security
Paul Rainford  
6/19/2019  
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT opens SOC in Paris; HMD Global sends user data to Google's cloud; Nokia beefs up leadership team, negotiates eco-loan.
Jeff Baumgartner FCC Closer to Opening Up 2.5GHz Band for 5G
Jeff Baumgartner  
6/18/2019  
One small step for 2.5GHz... one giant leap for 5G?
Iain Morris Still Much Easier to Slice Bread Than 5G Networks
Iain Morris  
6/18/2019   2 comments
LONDON -- Connected Britain -- Sliced bread has been a revelation for people who can't use a breadknife without producing a doorstop, but sliced networks are not taking off in the same way.
Jeff Baumgartner Starry Says Spectrum Wins Widen Reach to 40M US Households
Jeff Baumgartner  
6/18/2019  
After coming away with 104 licenses for 24GHz spectrum in parts of 25 states, Starry says it's now gearing up to put that capacity to work.
Jeff Baumgartner Dish Deal for Sprint/T-Mobile Assets Seems Bit Crazy Analyst
Jeff Baumgartner  
6/18/2019  
While the idea of T-Mobile bringing Amazon into the wireless business to get the Sprint merger seems crazy, swinging a deal with Dish Network to create a fourth US mobile competitor to push the transaction over the finish line appears less nutty, but nutty all the same, says a top industry analyst.
Iain Morris Brexit-Bound Britain's Broadband Blues
Iain Morris  
6/18/2019   1 Comment
LONDON -- Connected Britain -- Tousle-haired Brexiteer Boris Johnson, the leading contender to be the next UK prime minister, doesn't seem like the most technologically sophisticated Etonian. He once turned up at Queen's tennis club in central London with a wooden racket from the Bjorn Borg era. This week, an article he wrote on broadband for the Daily Telegraph newspaper showed he is as clueless about fiber as he is about economics.
Mike Dano 5G Providers Hope to Solve 6GHz Spectrum-Sharing Concerns
Mike Dano  
6/18/2019  
5G providers like AT&T, Verizon and others are hoping to apply new spectrum-sharing technologies to the 6GHz band in a move that they argue could open up the spectrum for a much wider variety of uses -- including 5G.
Paul Rainford Eurobites: Altice's Drahi Brings Down Hammer on $3.7B Sotheby's Deal
Paul Rainford  
6/18/2019  
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Three begins 5G fixed-wireless broadband trials in London; Nordic systems integrators merge; Spyder Facilities snapped up; UK government homes in on service providers' rip-off ruses; and more.
Jeff Baumgartner Dish Takes Another Swing at the Smart Home
Jeff Baumgartner  
6/17/2019   1 Comment
Three years after its EchoStar unit stumbled with a DIY-focused smart home/security combo, Dish Network is plunging into the smart home and IoT market again with a services unit that performs on-site, pro installations for a range of connected retail devices.
Dan Jones Apple Could Ship a 5G iPhone by 2020 Report
Dan Jones  
6/17/2019  
Apple is expected to launch its first 5G iPhone as soon as 2020, reportedly using 5G modems from Qualcomm, and then using its own modems two or three years later.
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