A quarter of US adults recently cut their spending on video streaming subscriptions due to inflation, per a Morning Consult survey. Slightly less cut back on music streaming subscriptions (24%) and cable or satellite TV (23%). Across all entertainment categories studied, more adults either didn’t pull back or didn’t pay for the product or service in the first place.
UK’s BT plans massive 55,000-worker layoffs: The telecom giant cited AI as a reason. It’s part of a growing trend that has workers on edge and policymakers caught flat-footed.
Vodefone lays off 11,000 workers globally: Europe’s struggling telecom industry could be on unstable footing to compete in the upcoming 6G race if governments don’t make public infrastructure investments.
The company's plan to pause 5G network construction could impact cell tower leasing and potentially slow overall 5G adoption.
Caught between FCC mandates and cheaper, Chinese-made network equipment, small carriers are left exposed as costs skyrocket and shortages delay replacement plans.
A nine-year contract serves as a litmus test for wider government, military, and enterprise adoption of Verizon’s mobile devices and connected networks and solutions.
There are still significant gaps in connectivity in the country and a need for better broadband distribution.
Seagate’s $300M fine for selling hard drives to Huawei shows that US regulators are strictly enforcing bans against China.
Iterating mobile operating systems: Android 14 and iOS 17 focus on enhancing health, accessibility, and region-specific features to make future smartphones even more vital personal devices.
SEA is a fast-growing region for digital adoption, with smartphones being the primary device used to access the internet. Despite this, the region is falling behind in overall internet adoption.
China has been investing heavily in its telecom infrastructure in recent years. A multi-country cable network is just the latest example of China’s growing competitiveness.
Google Fiber launches its symmetrical 8 Gbps service in Arizona. It’s a top competitor on pricing and speeds for downloads and uploads. How will rivals react?
The long-range, low-bandwidth network is the largest in the US and covers 90% of the population. Can third-party developers add value without multiplying security risks?
Satellite service could enhance public safety by enabling access to 911 and emergency alerts when terrestrial networks are unavailable or congested.
Xi Jinping moves to solidify control of China’s business, economy: A unanimous reappointment ensures Xi and his cohorts’ control over China’s future while businesses find workarounds for US restrictions.
Dish Network is still reeling from ransomware attack: With various services and websites offline and their stock hitting a 14-year low, the window for Dish to resolve its ransomware-related outage is closing.
Huawei’s supersized presence at MWC: Huawei is riding the tide of post-pandemic enthusiasm for mobile innovation. Its openness to lower pricing and eagerness to accommodate potential customers could help it recover lost ground.
Satellite connectivity segment emerges from MWC 2023: Apple’s iPhone 14 may have ushered in the ability to access satellites for emergency communications, but the technology is now ripe for wider mainstream applications.
Inaccurate coverage maps could delay broadband initiatives: SpaceX’s Starlink and Comcast have provided inaccurate coverage data, and now customers are challenging their claims.
T-Mobile outage affects users nationwide: Widespread mobile and 5G disruptions are happening more frequently, with little accountability or explanation. They’re also affecting partner mobile virtual network operators.