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More Verizon changes: price hikes, departure of biz CEO Erwin

Tami Erwin announced her plans to leave Verizon Business by the end of the year. The move comes just months after Verizon replaced the CEO of its consumer business and reported sluggish first-quarter results.

Red Hat is a bright spot in the dreary IBM picture

Big Blue stumped up $34 billion for the open-source pioneer back in 2019, but was the huge outlay worth it?

Ting Internet to take on Comcast and Verizon in Alexandria

After securing a franchise earlier this year, Ting says construction will start this summer on the fiber network, which will eventually connect more than 90,000 homes in the area.

Startup Eridan raises $46M in funding with 'Miracle' for 5G infrastructure

Venture capitalists including Capricorn's Technology Impact Fund, Monta Vista Capital, Social Capital, Diamond Edge Ventures and Pilot Grove Management are among the companies financing the startup.

WOW in exclusive M&A talks with Morgan Stanley infrastructure unit – report

Word of acquisition talks surface more than a month after Bloomberg reported that WideOpenWest was exploring strategic options, including a potential sale.

Unions continue pushing into Big Tech, telecom companies

'We're in the middle of some [labor] negotiations right now,' AT&T's John Stankey said recently. He added: 'We'd like to pay less in wages.'

E& snaps up 9.8% stake in Vodafone

The UAE-based operator says it has no intention of making an offer for Vodafone and indicates it is fully supportive of the current management.

Eurobites: TIM, Open Fiber share network in Italy's 'white areas'

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom increases stake in OTE; Vodacom's full-year numbers; Swiss voters want Netflix et al to pay their way.

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Rakuten is dumping Red Hat's OpenStack for its own cloud tech

Following the acquisition of Robin.io in February, the Japanese company is phasing out an older platform it used to support its mobile network.

5G proponents fret over Biden's fiber fancy

New federal guidelines put an emphasis on fiber networks: 'The program prioritizes projects designed to provide fiber connectivity directly to the end user.' And that's not sitting well with some 5G proponents.

Whither Twitter sale, after Elon Musk pauses offer

As Elon Musk 'pauses' his Twitter offer, that his offer was accepted in the first place shows how vast Twitter's profitability problems are.

The Cable Center CEO on how the industry must innovate from within to drive change

In this podcast, Diane Christman, new CEO of The Cable Center, digs into the genesis, purpose and takeaways of the organization's first annual 'Intrapreneurship & Innovation Report,' and offers a look ahead to this year's Cable Hall of Fame event in New York.

Rakuten Mobile hits peak loss as it charts path to profit in 2023

The Japanese mobile operator ditches free usage for customers and says most of the heavy lifting on network rollout is done.

DT ups guidance as Sprint deal pays off

German group says integration of Sprint is progressing faster than planned.

What's the Story? Dish Network's unwavering optimism for 5G

Mike Dano explains analysts' reactions to Dish's business projections, and what Dish has planned for the retail space and for private wireless for enterprise customers.

AT&T's Jason Inskeep on the evolving private wireless landscape

'My team's kind of been like a SWAT team, attacking everything from our DoD [Department of Defense] customers to a couple [oil] refinery engagements,' said Inskeep, who works in AT&T's 5G Center of Excellence.

Eurobites: MTN thrives in Q1, despite SIM issues

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: M-Pesa boosts Safaricom; BICS extends reach of SmartCIC; telecom gripes in France.

DZS CEO predicts $1B market opportunity post acquisition

CEO Charlie Vogt said DZS will target more software and enterprise licensing deals as it finalizes its purchase of Assia's analytics assets.

Starry posts customer growth, but waffles on some 2022 targets

Starry gained 8,000 fixed wireless customers during the first quarter of 2022. But the company backtracked on its EBITDA hopes for full-year 2022, as well as its plans to launch multiple new markets during the rest of 2022.

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