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Palo Alto takes on home network security with SASE

The remote workforce is increasingly using a broader range of devices to access enterprise applications from the home, which means companies need to be on the defensive against a growing threat attack surface.

Verizon, Amazon to integrate LEO satellites with 5G

A deal between Verizon and Amazon for satellites will first focus on cell site backhaul but could expand internationally with 'joint solutions' for large enterprise customers.

Cable techies see big network changes coming

Senior cable technologists envision DOCSIS 4.0 upgrades, spectrum mid-splits and high-splits, DAA rollouts, XGS-PON deployments and more as the industry strives to maintain its competitive edge.

Mobile industry starts talking like the cable guys

In the drive toward a cloud-powered, globally scaled Multi-Access Edge Computing (MEC) ecosystem, the 5G Future Forum is touting the need for specifications, interoperability and widespread collaboration.

Biden announces long-awaited nominees for vacant FCC and NTIA posts

Following much public hand-wringing over the fate of the FCC, President Biden nominated Jessica Rosenworcel and Gigi Sohn as commissioners, with Rosenworcel designated as Chair. Biden also nominated Alan Davidson for Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information at the NTIA.

Facebook to snub older users, go search for youth

Facebook will make deep changes to try to win back young users. So far its ad revenue has held up, but its political fortunes tell a different story.

Calix reports strong Q3 but projects supply chain issues for 'entirety of 2022'

Speaking to shareholders, Calix CEO Carl Russo was optimistic about the company's ongoing success with small ISPs. But he notes Calix is experiencing the 'direct effects' of low global vaccination rates.

The big tech elephant is squashing telecom

For all their software activity and hope, telecom operators will struggle to avoid a utility fate.

Pay-TV penetration slips to 71% of US homes – study

That's down from a reach of 82% in 2016 and a reach of 86% in 2006, according to Leichtman Research Group.

India amends RoW rules to boost broadband infrastructure

India's Department of Telecommunications has revised the Indian Telegraph Act right of way rules to make it easier to install aerial optical fiber cable.

The digital transformation race is leaving telcos behind

It's become conventional wisdom that the pandemic has massively accelerated digital transformation.

Orange says towers high on agenda as Totem takes shape

France-based operator maintains guidance for 2021 as core profits and revenue drop slightly in Q3.

Eurobites: Telecom Italia revs up fiber offer with XGS-PON

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Motorola faces ESN probe; KPN enjoys steady Q3; VEON opts for Amdocs out east.

Dish to use Helium's DIY 5G network

Dish Network, already a bit of a maverick in the 5G arena, said it plans to use the do-it-yourself 5G network that startup Helium is constructing with cryptocurrency payments.

Vodafone demands Arm silicon, not Intel, for open RAN in cities

Specialist chips will muscle x86 out of open RAN in more densely populated areas, says the operator's chief digital officer.

Telecom Italia dumped Altiostar for JMA as open RAN supplier

The Italian phone incumbent is switching open RAN software suppliers in a decision that could bode ill for Rakuten.

AT&T holds onto customer usage data for seven years

AT&T said it holds onto the data to comply with law enforcement requests. However, the company keeps its data far longer than its rivals Verizon and T-Mobile.

Ousted Rogers chairman declares he's been re-elected by hand-picked board

Rogers Communications counters that Edward Rogers' 'purported' board meeting with proposed directors is unlawful and is 'therefore not valid.'

Lynk updates on testing, approvals for 5G from space

Startup Lynk hopes to provide ten-cent text messaging services from its satellites by acting as a space-based roaming partner for terrestrial mobile network operators.

Liberty Global exploring network carve-out – report

The cable operator, which is pushing ahead with a big FTTP project in the UK at Virgin Media O2, is in talks about ways to split out its infrastructure assets and services business, Bloomberg says.

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