Netflix Is Expected to Log Smaller Profit as It Spends More on Content

Netflix Inc. is banking on its large slate of entertainment to bring in new subscribers and justify its heavy spending on content. The streaming platform is striving to achieve a balance between delivering must-watch programming that attracts new customers and retains others, while assuaging concerns on Wall Street about the company’s growing programming budgets. Source … Read more

Why 5G Rollout Is Concerning Airlines and Flight-Safety Regulators: What to Know

The U.S. rollout of a new 5G wireless internet service has been contentious. After a standoff over potential risks that the connection poses to cockpit equipment, Verizon Communications Inc. VZ 0.13% and AT&T Inc. T -0.11% on Jan. 19 activated much of the wireless service. The companies did so without powering it on close to … Read more

Airlines Cancel Some Flights Citing Launch of AT&T, Verizon 5G Signals

Several international airlines canceled some U.S.-bound flights after American wireless operators and aviation officials were unable to fully resolve a monthslong standoff over the launch of new 5G signals. Nonetheless, a handful of international airlines said Tuesday they plan to suspend some U.S. flights starting Wednesday, citing operational concerns stemming from the Federal Aviation Administration’s … Read more

U.S. Airlines Say Further 5G Delay Needed to Avoid Flight Disruptions This Week

The chief executives of major passenger and cargo airlines said there could be significant flight disruptions when new 5G service goes live in the U.S. this week, unless implementation of the wireless service within two miles of major airport runways is delayed. The outlook had worsened for flight disruptions from the planned rollout of new … Read more

DirecTV to Drop OAN Conservative News Channel

DirecTV said Friday it plans to drop conservative news channel One America News Network, a move that could sharply reduce the pro-Trump channel’s audience. “We informed Herring Networks that, following a routine internal review, we do not plan to enter into a new contract when our current agreement expires,” a DirecTV spokesman said in a … Read more

AT&T, Dish Spend Billions on Spectrum for 5G Services

AT&T Inc. T 1.42% and Dish Network Corp. DISH -0.30% topped the list of bidders for a swath of wireless spectrum previously reserved for military use, offering a new test for telecom companies seeking to share the air with other users. The Federal Communications Commission on Friday said AT&T spent $9.1 billion and Dish spent … Read more

Nashville Bombing Exposes Weak Point for Business Communications

The Christmas Day bombing in Nashville hit a weak point in telecommunications infrastructure, disrupting phone and internet service for days and underscoring a key risk for increasingly digitized businesses. A recreational vehicle exploded in front of an AT&T Inc. switching station, knocking out a central node that directs data from users and businesses across telecom … Read more

New 5G iPhones Kick Off Poaching Season for Carriers

Smartphone shoppers might be slow to notice how Apple Inc.’s AAPL -1.40% new 5G-enabled iPhones improve on the internet connections older models use, but cellphone carriers are working overtime to make them see it. The ad campaigns are driven by economics as much as technology. Most Americans already own a smartphone or two, so customer … Read more

‘Tenet’ Posts Modest Opening in Key Test of Covid-19-Era Moviegoing

U.S. movie theaters enjoyed their best few days since the pandemic shut down much of the economy, as the first major film in months opened with modest box-office returns. Sci-fi spy film “Tenet,”—distributed by AT&T Inc.’s T -0.57% Warner Bros. studio—grossed $20.2 million in the U.S. and Canada through the long holiday weekend, according to … Read more