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The Divide: How a co-op is solving 'the broadband problem' in rural Georgia

This episode features Conexon's Jonathan Chambers and Central Georgia EMC's Herschel Arant. We discuss their work delivering fiber broadband in Georgia, why rural customers are taking gig speeds and why co-ops are well placed to deliver on federal funding.

Philippines telcos trade barbs over fraud, lost calls

In a formal complaint to the Philippines Competition Commission, Dito says 80% of calls to one operator and 70% of calls to the other do not get connected.

Rakuten outs Cisco, Mavenir, NEC as 1&1 suppliers

Further details emerge about the fourth mobile network under construction in Germany, including news of a breakthrough on latency.

Open optical networks: Looking to the future

Results from Heavy Reading's Open, Automated & Programmable Transport Networks Market Leadership Survey indicate technology maturation in open optical networking may outpace the ability to manage and operate it at scale. #sponsored

Pricing, launch date set for ad-supported Disney+ service

An ad-supported version of the Disney+ streaming service will launch on December 8 and cost $7.99 per month. The ad-free form of Disney+ will climb to $10.99 per month.

New York leveraging state-owned fiber for first 'ConnectAll' build

The state's first ConnectAll grant will help fund an open access fiber build in the Village of Sherburne that the mayor says has been years in the making.

US utilities still interested in private wireless LTE, Anterix promises

Dominion, Xcel, Exelon, Duke Energy and other major utilities are among those that have tested private wireless products from Anterix. But so far none has yet pulled the trigger on a deal.

Google Fiber revs up network expansion efforts

Google Fiber CEO Dinni Jain says the company is in talks with officials to build fiber-to-the-premises networks to cities in Arizona, Colorado, Nebraska, Nevada and Idaho.

Rakuten Mobile loss narrows as 340K customers quit

The Japanese company now plans to erect at least another 12,400 4G basestations to address coverage shortcomings and end roaming reliance on KDDI.

Higher prices make more profitable consumers for India's telcos

Tariff rises push up revenues per user, while data consumption is up across the board, as the telco's prepare for the launch of 5G services.

ZTE, Far East Cable in US dock over Iran

US Commerce Department accuses Chinese firms of collusion to hide illegal exports of ZTE equipment to Iran.

The quiet brilliance of T-Mobile's 5G spectrum strategy

T-Mobile is poised to gain additional valuable 2.5GHz spectrum in an FCC auction for next to nothing. And the carrier appears to be using the savings to buy more lowband 600MHz spectrum.

Comcast's 'Stream' app is finally exiting beta across all platforms

With performance and stability deemed consistent across platforms, Comcast's pay-TV streaming app recently exited beta on Roku and Amazon's Fire TV devices, and will soon do the same on Samsung and LG smart TVs.

Verizon Frontline demos connectivity and emergency response to chemical spill drill

In this podcast, Verizon's Mark Paff described in detail the service provider's role in emergency response scenarios and explained that Verizon's efforts are 'all done in close coordination with the local responders that are setting up that incident command center after the event.'

SKT operating profit up 16%, eyes growth from new bank partner

South Korea's largest mobile operator improved revenue by 4% to 4.29 trillion won (US$3.29 billion) over last year.

Xperi tunes in first TV partner for TiVo OS

Following 'landmark win,' Xperi expects the first smart TV with the TiVo's operating system to debut in mid-2023, with an initial focus outside North America, says company CEO Jon Kirchner.

Starry seeks paths to bridge its funding gap

Starry, a fixed wireless operator that expects to end 2022 with over 100,000 subscribers, is 'exploring a combination of debt, equity and other financing vehicles' to get to break-even, CEO Chet Kanojia says.

Is Amazon building 5G robots?

Amazon recently inked a patent-licensing deal with InterDigital, a major player in smartphones. Separately, it said it would acquire iRobot. Is it a coincidence?

América Móvil moves Latam towers into Sitios

The Carlos Slim-controlled operator creates a new tower company with 29,090 towers in territories outside of Mexico.

Used-parts supplier TXO is thriving amid the crisis

A small UK company that buys and sells used network parts is catching the attention of operators dealing with inflation, supply constraints and geopolitics.

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