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Aviat looks to pass Nokia with $235M play for Ceragon

Aviat Networks is launching a $235 million takeover bid for Ceragon Networks in a move that would put the combined company ahead of Nokia in microwave backhaul. But Ceragon doesn't sound too interested.

Colt, Versa team up on SASE

Colt's new SASE service can be deployed via the cloud and/or on-premises; Colt is deploying the Versa Secure Web Gateway and other Versa services within its own cloud.

Amazon works the refs on Starlink's 'Gen2' satellite constellation

Amazon, which has satellite broadband ambitions of its own, tells the FCC that SpaceX should be limited to operating a 'small subset' of nearly 30,000 low-Earth orbit satellites as interference issues are ironed out.

T-Mobile continues building an ad business, despite ongoing controversies

T-Mobile is now officially selling its Android customers' data, even while its corporate parent Deutsche Telekom states that 'the most valuable thing that our customers entrust to us is their personal data.'

CableLabs takes aim at network and service convergence

In this podcast, Carmela Stuart, director of the future infrastructure group at CableLabs, discusses several projects underway to explore use cases and tech requirements for supporting 5G and DOCSIS at the network edge.

Here are seven questions dogging the FCC's broadband 'nutrition labels'

The FCC wants broadband providers to display easy-to-understand labels to allow consumers to comparison shop for broadband services. But creating broadband labels isn't straightforward.

New York broadband map reveals disparities

A broadband map commissioned by New York shows 97.4% of the state is considered 'served,' but it also exposes regional gaps and economic disparities.

BT staff threaten summer of disconnection after CEO pay soars

Strike action over pay could plunge the UK into a broadband blackout and would follow a 32% pay increase for BT's boss.

Eurobites: Proximus goes 5G slicing with Nokia

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson updates on Vonage deal; Telecom Italia in line for state-backed loan; BT targets the unconnected.

China's newest operator launches into 5G market

China's fourth telco debuts amid fears of price war between mobile network operators.

Biden's net neutrality strategy looks doomed

It's been around 250 days since President Biden nominated Gigi Sohn as the fifth FCC commissioner. Now, it looks increasingly likely that she will never be approved into the agency.

Bringing fiber to Alaska's 'Deadliest Catch' region

GCI's Heather Handyside and Mike Bertsch discuss the GCI Alaska United Aleutians Fiber Project, an effort that will deploy more than 800 miles of subsea fiber to help bring 2-Gig broadband to communities in one of the world's most remote regions.

Zendesk takes private road with $10.2B deal

Private equity firms Permira and Hellman & Friedman agree to acquire SaaS player Zendesk, albeit at a price well below the $17 billion offer made (and rejected) on Zendesk just a few months ago.

Digital 9 to buy a bigger chunk of Arqiva

CPP Investments will sell its stake in Arqiva to Digital 9 for over £459 million (US$563 million). Digital 9 pointed to the firm's 'high quality, blue-chip customer base.'

FCC wants answers about 'NextGen TV' transition

The FCC wants a progress report on broadcaster deployments of the ATSC 3.0 signaling standard, and what technical challenges, if any, cable and other pay-TV operators will face in carrying them.

Can Walmart help 5G providers navigate the cloud?

Walmart is concurrently using Microsoft and Google cloud services while also building a distributed network of its own cloud operations. The company's strategy could demonstrate a new way of working for 5G operators.

Eurobites: Campaign group wins UK personal data case

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: repercussions of Belgium's 5G spectrum auction; Telecom Italia trials satellite-based multicast technology; Wimbledon latest.

BT fiber supplier says shortages threaten broadband targets

India's STL says raw materials are in short supply, lead times have lengthened and fiber costs have risen up to a quarter.

Telia seeks win-win with green energy deals

Sweden-based group signs Power Purchase Agreements in Denmark and Estonia.

1NCE doubles NB-IoT footprint

IoT carrier's overall cellular reach, which includes 2G, 3G and 4G, now extends to 140 countries.

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