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T-Mobile will shut down its 3G UMTS network in 287 days

'As of July 1, 2022, T-Mobile's older 3G UMTS network will be retired,' the operator wrote. Just a few weeks ago, the operator did not provide a firm shut down date for that network.

Logix Fiber links up with Versa on SD-WAN

This is the first SD-WAN service Logix is deploying; executives say security, network visibility and application prioritization are among key features.

Is T-Mobile losing its edge?

T-Mobile's iPhone 13 promotions aren't impressing analysts. The company's new 5G icon follows Verizon's lead. And T-Mobile's growth prospects for Q4 appear stunted. 'Uncarrier' it isn't.

The Divide: How Uprise Fiber seeks to solve what you hate about your ISP

This week: Sam Sanders, CEO of Uprise Fiber, on how the company sets itself apart from traditional ISPs and seeks to build digital equity into broadband deployments.

Locast slapped with permanent injunction

Court order still leaves the door open for Locast to appeal. Meanwhile, Locast and the broadcasters have asked for a 'brief bench trial' to address statutory damages.

Allen Broome rises to CEO at MediaKind

Broome, a former Comcast exec who was named CTO of MediaKind in the fall of 2019, succeeds Matt McConnell, another former Comcast exec.

Investors value Discord at $15B in funding round

Discord flies high, with potential buyers Amazon and Twitter reportedly offering up to $18B and causing longstanding Internet forums to flop.

Telstra targeting A$500M in cuts and 5G growth

Telstra aims to shed A$500 million ($365.8 million) in costs, sell off further assets and become a major consumer tech retailer under its latest transformation plan.

WhatsApp pilots Business Directory in e-commerce drive

Messaging service launches pilot in Brazil and indicates that India and Indonesia could be next.

India announces major reforms, relief for Vodafone Idea

In a much-anticipated move, the Indian government has finally approved a relief package and several new reforms for the telecom industry.

Windstream CMO: SD-WAN stalled, not squashed, by pandemic

Concerns around cost and ease of use stalled SD-WAN deployments for remote workers, but the tide is turning as remote access tools improve and enterprises budget for a long-term distributed workforce.

Vodafone Spain to axe hundreds more jobs

Staff to bear the consequences of Vodafone's latest 'digital transformation' as it targets huge cost savings.

Eurobites: CityFibre raises further £1.1B to take the fiber fight to BT

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: A1 Austria takes Offensity across Europe; BT's fancy new digs in Brum; Nokia helps spread the digital gospel in Africa.

Better times for suppliers in H1 (Huawei, Nokia flag) – Dell'Oro

Slowdown in China impacts Q2, but revenue from telecom equipment worldwide was still up for a fifth consecutive quarter.

AT&T: 2.7% of customers will be affected by 3G shutdown

Groups ranging from the Alarm Industry Communications Committee (AICC) to the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) have been arguing of the 'deadly' effects posed by AT&T's 3G shutdown plans.

13 an unlucky number for 5G

Apple took the wraps off its latest iPhone, the iPhone 13. But the company spent almost no time talking about 5G during its unveiling event.

NAB cancels 2021 event as Delta variant surges

Prior plan was to hold the event in Las Vegas in October and require attendees to show proof of COVID-19 vaccinations. The new plan is to provide virtual options for 'select' 2021 NAB Show content.

Huawei wishlist: Global talent, 6G, set own standards

Huawei Founder and CEO Ren Zhengfei tells staff that Huawei is seeking to lure foreign tech talent to China to lead in 6G and to dominate global standards.

FTTH covers just 22% of EU rural households – report

New report from FTTH Council Europe shows that overall deployment is progressing rapidly, but rural coverage remains a challenge.

The Leading Lights finalists: Part I

Light Reading editors discuss trends they're seeing, what's happening in the awards categories that they're judging and what they've learned from the contest entries as they dig in and prepare to announce this year's winners.

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T-Mobile to offer phone repairs Thursday, September 16, 2021
AT&T takes 5G and edge computing to sea Thursday, September 16, 2021
MediaKind ups Allen Broome to CEO Thursday, September 16, 2021
AT&T launches new plans for small business Wednesday, September 15, 2021
NSF to invest $25M into SpectrumX Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Neustar to be acquired by TransUnion Tuesday, September 14, 2021
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