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Cable players are taking many paths to PON

Though many cable operators will continue to head down the road of DOCSIS in the years to come, they're also taking a close look at various FTTP options as they explore next-gen network moves.

Biden back in DC, but China still on his mind

Back from his foreign junket, Biden issues an order letting the government subpoena or ban Chinese app makers, while the FCC closes Huawei loopholes.

AT&T, Verizon are still using spectrum tied to Dish for COVID-19 traffic spikes

At issue are billions of dollars worth of spectrum licenses that Dish Network is still trying to acquire. The FCC, meantime, is loaning those licenses to AT&T and Verizon.

China 5G device sales slow

The China 5G handset juggernaut is slowing down – after growing at a thundering pace in early 2021 with 91 million devices shipped in the first four months.

Telecoms equipment market rebounds in Q1 2021 – Dell'Oro

Huawei retains its grip with a 36% share outside North America, almost equal to the combined share of Nokia, Ericsson and ZTE.

With five IPOs and $5B, SK plans Korea's SoftBank

Eyeing the SouthBank Group blueprint, South Korea's SK Telecom hives off an investment arm, with $5 billion and five IPOs lined up.

Open RAN a lifeline for emerging market telcos

The ardent debates around open RAN have obscured the reality that many of the biggest proponents of the new architecture are in the developing world.

WiCipedia: Coded Bias sheds light on facial recognition inequalities

This week in our WiC roundup: AI needs an overhaul; only 5% of tech roles are held by women of color; women take on the autonomous vehicle industry; and more.

Symphony MediaAI builds churn-buster for streaming services

Company ties streaming subscriber data with its AI and machine learning engine to get to the core of why or when subs are about to churn and provides provides potential remedies to keep them from fleeing.

Eurobites: Orange's pole upgrade bill just got bigger

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Proximus demonstrates 5G with VR gig; Infosecurity Europe goes online-only; A1 puts its faith in esports.

Google Fiber's free upgrade play pushes Chromecast with Google TV devices

The gigabit-happy ISP is also tossing in whole-home Google WiFi upgrades as Google Fiber seeks to eventually detach itself from its legacy, managed IPTV product.

Another East Coast utility starts testing private wireless LTE network

Avangrid is testing a private wireless LTE network with equipment from Nokia and GE working on spectrum bands including 900MHz from spectrum-leasing company Anterix.

Microsoft expands telecom portfolio with Azure private MEC

An 'evolution' of Microsoft's previous offering in the area, Azure private MEC represents a melding of the company's cloud computing technology with its new Affirmed and Metaswitch assets.

Viavi probably won't get Exfo, and that may be OK

Exfo's board said a merger with Viavi 'is not capable of being completed.' But one financial analyst firm said Viavi's prospects in the sector, even without an acquisition of Exfo, remain undimmed.

Cable's wireless biz 'ready for its star turn' – analyst

Comcast's multi-line pricing and break-even status of its mobile biz, coupled with traffic offload opportunities presented by CBRS, show 'it's time to take cable's wireless business seriously,' according to Craig Moffett.

Podcast: The Divide – Internet Society Foundation aims to bolster broadband with global grants

This week: Sarah Armstrong, executive director of the Internet Society Foundation, on the organization's mission to support Internet access for everyone and its current work to award grants for community-led efforts in Bangladesh, Colombia and Senegal.

Google Cloud brings more apps to the edge in 5G drive

Cloud services provider brings 22 more industry application providers into the fold as part of broader telecoms strategy.

Rakuten to expose what open RAN kit makers charge

The Japanese firm plans to reveal exactly what it pays for components in a move that the big vendors may not welcome.

Eurobites: Deutsche Telekom goes on the hunt for fiber funding

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia rolls out 5G for TTN in Denmark; MTN digs open RAN; UK government gets gung-ho on gigabit broadband.

Router/switch market back to pre-pandemic levels – Dell'Oro

Market research firm expects transition to 400G products, along with mobile backhaul upgrades, as key demand drivers going forward.

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