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The Divide: USTelecom's Jonathan Spalter on striving for universal connectivity
CxO Spotlight | 5/30/2023

This week: Jonathan Spalter, CEO of USTelecom, joins the show to discuss how the telecommunications industry is working toward closing the digital divide, and what it will take to make the BEAD program a success.

Juniper CTO Raj Yavatkar seeks new networking breakthroughs
CxO Spotlight | 5/24/2023

Quantum security, energy efficiency and widespread AI use are all on the whiteboard at Juniper Beyond Labs. CTO Raj Yavatkar discusses his 'pathfinder' strategy to turn ideas into networking reality.

ISPs, including cable ops, want to plug into Gigapower
CxO Spotlight | 5/19/2023

Bill Hogg, the CEO of Gigapower, a fiber network company formed by the AT&T-BlackRock joint venture, says multiple ISPs are interested in Gigapower's multi-market open access model.

MoCA wants to get cozier with Wi-Fi
CxO Spotlight | 5/3/2023

Marcos Martinez Vazquez, the new president of the Multimedia over Coax Alliance, discusses priorities for the organization and the importance of adding Frontier Communications as a 'contributor' member.

Dr. Richard Green, CableLabs' first CEO, reflects on the dawn of DOCSIS
CxO Spotlight | 4/25/2023

Dr. Richard Green reflects on the origins of CableLabs, the board meeting that led to DOCSIS, and the changes taking hold in an industry that's now focused on convergence and connectivity.

Xumo exec on smart TV deals – there's more to come
CxO Spotlight | 4/21/2023

Colin Petrie-Norris, the chief revenue and platform officer at Xumo, talks about what's on the front burner and what's next at the Comcast-Charter national streaming joint venture.

Cable training evolves to cover 'connectivity' amid rise of fiber and wireless tech
CxO Spotlight | 4/7/2023

NCTI CEO Stacey Slaughter says traditional cable remains core to the company's training and education programs. But NCTI, mirroring operator trends, continues to expand into fiber and wireless.

New innovation report extends beyond ‘cable’ focus
CxO Spotlight | 4/6/2023

Camilla Formica, the chief program officer at The Cable Center and Syndeo Institute, discusses the group's new 'Intrapreneurship & Innovation Report' and its aim to deliver 'diversity of thought.'

Aira CEO on a smarter, more energy efficient RAN
CxO Spotlight | 4/6/2023

Anand Chandrasekher, CEO of Aira Technologies, joined the podcast to discuss how his company is working to add machine learning and improve energy efficiency in the radio access network (RAN).

FPI on navigating network upgrades, prepping for BEAD and avoiding 'regrettable' spend
CxO Spotlight | 4/5/2023

First Principles Innovations, a small company with a deep telecom background, has unleashed tools that help operators get the most out of their network upgrades and develop plans for greenfield deployments.

AtlasEdge CEO on application and data demands at the edge
CxO Spotlight | 4/4/2023

AtlasEdge CEO Giuliano Di Vitantonio joins the podcast to discuss the edge data center company's approach to edge computing in Europe, and why augmented reality, IoT and 5G are among the technologies pushing compute processing to the edge of the network.

Ziply Fiber CEO talks edge-outs, BEAD, FWA and the mobile bundle
CxO Spotlight | 3/29/2023

Edge-out opportunities are broadening Ziply Fiber's scope. Meanwhile, the company will use FWA 'selectively' and for now will take a pass on creating a home broadband and mobile bundle, says CEO Harold Zeitz.

The Cable Center CEO on the launch of the 'Syndeo Institute'
CxO Spotlight | 3/16/2023

The Cable Center President and CEO Diane Christman discusses the 'Syndeo Institute,' a new operational brand that also serves as a hub for the Center's Intrapreneurship Academy and related programs and events.

DZS CEO Charlie Vogt: Backlogs and 'Buy American'
CxO Spotlight | 3/10/2023

DZS CEO Charlie Vogt, fresh off announcing new optical transport gear and a transport module for its network management platform, said there a lot of issues to be worked out as service providers look to take advantage of access network funding programs.

ATX adds US manufacturing for HFC network upgrade wave
CxO Spotlight | 3/9/2023

ATX Networks is ramping up production of 1.2GHz and 1.8GHz amps via a new US facility that will be used to help power enhancements to cable's existing DOCSIS 3.1 networks and future upgrades to DOCSIS 4.0.

SES CPO: Deploying private 5G networks via MEO satellites
CxO Spotlight | 3/8/2023

SES' JP Hemingway explained why SES has partnered with Boeing and SpaceX on the launch of O3b mPower satellites, how the company is utilizing software-defined capabilities in its satellites and why it's focused on the MEO versus LEO space.

Boingo CEO: Monetizing private 5G networks in stadiums
CxO Spotlight | 3/6/2023

Boingo Wireless CEO Mike Finley provides an update on the company's private wireless deployments, such as its partnership with the San Diego Padres last fall.

Extreme CEO: Leading with software to win retail, stadium deals
CxO Spotlight | 2/14/2023

CEO Ed Meyercord joins the podcast to explain why Extreme is focused on becoming more software-centric, how the company works with customers to better utilize their data and why digital twins can speed up network transformations.

The Divide: Calix CEO Michael Weening on enabling the broadband disruptors
CxO Spotlight | 2/14/2023

This week: Michael Weening, CEO of Calix, joins the podcast to discuss the disruptive state of the broadband market, the role of federal funding in closing the digital divide, why 'speed is death' and more.

Cisco exec and self-professed 'cable guy' keeps his hand in the HFC game
CxO Spotlight | 2/6/2023

Cisco has all but exited the business of cable taps, amplifiers and nodes, but John Chapman, now CTO of broadband at Cisco, will stay linked to the HFC world as a member of Technetix's strategic advisory board.

Blockgraph CEO on how data is fueling the future of targeted TV advertising
CxO Spotlight | 1/25/2023

Blockgraph CEO Jason Manningham joins the podcast to discuss how the company is keeping data safe and secure amid the rising tide of targeted TV advertising.

Airties CEO makes the case for managed, monitored Wi-Fi
CxO Spotlight | 1/10/2023

Wi-Fi management systems that monitor and optimize individual access points and extenders 'is not enough,' says Airties CEO and CTO Metin Taskin. 'We are going all the way to the application experience.'

Synacor might split out its Cloud ID and Zimbra businesses, CEO says
CxO Spotlight | 12/19/2022

Having sold its portal/ad biz and gone private, Synacor could make a move to separate Cloud ID, a unit known for digital authorization and single sign-on systems, and its Zimbra email services division, CEO Marc Zionts says.

Edgewater Wireless CEO on how 'spectrum slicing' can boost Wi-Fi
CxO Spotlight | 12/16/2022

Edgewater Wireless, a startup with ties to the cable industry, intends to find a home for its Wi-Fi-enhancing technology through its work with service providers and device makers.

Clearfield CEO on community broadband and the 'build of a lifetime'
CxO Spotlight | 12/14/2022

After a year marked by 'explosive' growth, Clearfield CEO Cheri Beranek is focused on scaling the company to prepare for federal funding opportunities and increased community broadband builds.

SES CTO on launching software-defined satellites
CxO Spotlight | 11/22/2022

CTO Ruy Pinto met up with Light Reading on site at Boeing Satellite in El Segundo, California, earlier this month with an update on the scheduled O3b mPower satellite launch.

ATX CEO on bridging the labor gap and what's next in cable tech
CxO Spotlight | 11/21/2022

Dan Whalen discusses the origins and goals of a new field tech training and deployment program and how cable network upgrade activity is heating up.

Velocix CEO on pay-TV's streaming shift and how to get more out of cloud DVR
CxO Spotlight | 10/31/2022

Jim Brickmeier, the new CEO of streaming software company Velocix, joins the podcast to discuss his top priorities, key market trends and finding the right balance between public and private CDNs.

Arrcus CEO: Enabling new 5G network services
CxO Spotlight | 10/27/2022

Arrcus CEO Shekar Ayyar talks about the opportunities available to network operators thanks to new technologies and the continued convergence of enterprise and service provider networks.

Vantiva CEO on life after the Technicolor separation and spin-out
CxO Spotlight | 10/25/2022

Luis Martinez-Amago explores the recent separation of Technicolor into two separately traded companies, and what's next for Vantiva, the company that now runs what used to be the Connected Home unit of Technicolor.

Zone TV CEO on interactive TV and living in the FAST lane
CxO Spotlight | 10/24/2022

Jeff Weber discusses interactivity and free-ad-supported TV following Zone TV's $22.5 million funding round.

Reach Mobile CEO on 'Shopifying' mobile, broadband and IoT
CxO Spotlight | 10/20/2022

Fresh off a mobile services deal with WideOpenWest, Reach Mobile's Harjot Saluja says his company's approach enables partners to develop and launch customizable services, including premium offerings and even 'flanker brands.'

FiberLight CEO's vision extends beyond core connectivity
CxO Spotlight | 10/14/2022

Chris Rabii, a former exec with Cablevision Lightpath and Altice Business, explains how FiberLight aims to blend core connectivity more tightly with services and how the middle-mile could be its path into rural broadband funding projects.

Pivotal Commware CEO Brian Deutsch: Speeding up FWA
CxO Spotlight | 10/10/2022

Pivotal Commware CEO Brian Deutsch discusses the company's new as-a-service offering, Pivotal Turnkey Services, which aims to speed up deployments of fixed wireless access (FWA) networks that use mmWave technology.

Boingo CEO Mike Finley: 5G innovation is starting to happen
CxO Spotlight | 10/4/2022

Boingo's CEO said his company's new Las Vegas tech innovation lab will open later this year.

Adeia CEO on what follows the spin-out from Xperi
CxO Spotlight | 10/3/2022

Paul Davis, the CEO of Adeia, the intellectual property and licensing company spun out of Xperi, says patent portfolio and market expansion are near-term priorities, and litigation is a 'last resort.'

Reminiscing with Bob Gold about cable milestones, Dan Aykroyd and media screwups
CxO Spotlight | 9/19/2022

Bob Gold, the PR guy who's been representing cable tech companies since the late 1990s, joins the podcast to play a game of 'Remember When' as his agency reaches its silver anniversary.

Brightcove CEO braces for the next big shift in streaming
CxO Spotlight | 9/15/2022

Marc DeBevoise, Brightcove's new CEO, joins the podcast to discuss his plans and vision for the company, what's surprised him about the evolution of the streaming market and why 4K is still a drop in the overall streaming bucket.

Falcon V Systems CEO: Open season for 'open' DAA
CxO Spotlight | 9/8/2022

Ulf Andersson, former Ericsson and MobiledgeX exec, now heads Falcon V Systems, a cable-backed startup focused on 'open' distributed access architecture.

Meter wants to be the AWS of commercial connectivity
CxO Spotlight | 8/26/2022

'We just think spaces should come with Internet infrastructure,' said Anil Varanasi, CEO of Meter, a startup with $50 million in funding to change how commercial spaces get connected.

Connected TV market is ripe for an independent OS, Foxxum CEO says
CxO Spotlight | 8/23/2022

Foxxum CEO Ronny Lutzi says the company's new OS for connected TVs, based on the operator-backed Reference Design Kit, will provide an alternative to Android TV. Foxxum's plan, he says, spans retail and an emerging market for operator-supplied connected TVs.

Infinera CEO David Heard talks chips (and sciences)
CxO Spotlight | 8/17/2022

Infinera CEO David Heard said that the US is doing the right thing by committing billions of dollars to semiconductor research and manufacturing. Since chips are such a big part of the price of the end product and the speed of product innovation, Heard said the recently passed CHIPS and Sciences Act could be a watershed moment in optical networking.

The Divide: WISPs are the digital divide's 'first responders,' says new WISPA CEO
CxO Spotlight | 8/4/2022

David Zumwalt, CEO of WISPA, joins the podcast to discuss how fixed wireless providers are tackling the digital divide. We also get into WISPA's take on federal funding rules, unlicensed spectrum and why Zumwalt calls the FCC's broadband mapping effort 'an area of great concern.'

Dell CTO Roese: Building broadband and private 5G networks
CxO Spotlight | 7/28/2022

John Roese, the global CTO at Dell Technologies, discusses the company's views on edge computing and why the private 5G networking space is just starting to heat up.

NCTC CEO leads organization on 'The Great Pivot'
CxO Spotlight | 7/22/2022

Backed by more than 700 US operators, Lou Borrelli and the NCTC are pursuing a wave of new initiatives, including a 'Connectivity Exchange,' MVNO deals, a refreshed focus on video and tighter ties to tech suppliers.

Plume CTO on why Amazon has the inside track on IoT brand loyalty
CxO Spotlight | 7/18/2022

Plume's Bill McFarland on how home network data shows how IoT brands perform and why IoT support and management is a critical to broadband service strategies.

Camilla Formica brings her 'passion for education' to The Cable Center
CxO Spotlight | 7/12/2022

Formica, a 33-year cable industry vet who will retain some ties to cable tech training specialist NCTI, has been appointed chief program officer of The Cable Center.

The Divide: Vistabeam's Matt Larsen on the reliability of wireless and pitfalls of federal funding
CxO Spotlight | 7/7/2022

Matt Larsen, CEO of Vistabeam, joins the podcast to discuss the role of fixed wireless in reaching unserved populations and how more federal funding to close the digital divide could have the opposite impact.

Juniper CTO on a more efficient 5G future
CxO Spotlight | 7/5/2022

Juniper CTO Raj Yavatkar joins the Light Reading podcast to discuss new business opportunities for 5G and how service providers can more efficiently and cost-effectively run 5G networks.

Indiana's Hoosier Net takes a crack at beefing up the middle-mile
CxO Spotlight | 6/29/2022

In this podcast, Rob Shema, CEO of Com Net Inc. and Hoosier Net, discusses a plan to interconnect telcos and electric cooperatives to beef up broadband quality and reliability amid the pursuit of federal funding for rural broadband.

CostQuest counts 23-25M homes, businesses unserved or underserved by broadband
CxO Spotlight | 6/16/2022

James Stegeman, CEO of CostQuest, discusses his company's work with the FCC on a forthcoming federal broadband map that will determine how billions in broadband grant funding gets divided amongst US states and territories.

Nextlink plugs the power of 6GHz for fixed wireless access
CxO Spotlight | 6/7/2022

In this podcast, Claude Aiken, the new chief strategy officer and chief legal officer of Nextlink Internet, discusses the company trial of gigabit-class fixed wireless speeds over the 6GHz band. Aiken also offers an important update on how the regulatory landscape is shaping up in the band.

NSC's Joe Kochan: Unlocking new tech possibilities with spectrum
CxO Spotlight | 5/19/2022

Joe Kochan, a telecom veteran and former CEO of US Ignite, talks to Light Reading about his new role as the executive director at the National Spectrum Consortium (NSC), where he aims to promote stronger tech partnerships between government, academia and industry.

IQ Fiber's CTO talks about the startup's fiber foray in Florida
CxO Spotlight | 5/12/2022

In this podcast, new IQ Fiber CTO Aamer Abbasi digs into the greenfield opportunities the startup is pursuing in northeast Florida, thoughts about future multi-gig services and how government stimulus funding might fit into IQ Fiber's future game plan.

DOCSIS 4.0 revenues a couple years out, Casa CEO says
CxO Spotlight | 5/10/2022

Meanwhile, the supplier is seeing 'high-split' trials and deployments perk up as cable operators seek ways to expand upstream capacity on DOCSIS 3.1 networks.

Xperi CEO plots his attack on the smart TV market
CxO Spotlight | 4/26/2022

Jon Kirchner believes there's room for another player in the crowded connected TV OS market, as Xperi – which merged with TiVo last year – looks to enter the fray in late 2023/early 2024.

Tarana CEO Basil Alwan: Making WTF moments in FWA
CxO Spotlight | 4/15/2022

Tarana Wireless CEO Basil Alwan shares how his company, now worth more than $1 billion, has moved beyond small cell backhaul to helping service providers provide real broadband, all over the globe.

Juniper CEO: The new networking – experience, speed and scale
CxO Spotlight | 4/13/2022

Juniper's M&A strategy is helping it build a managed services arsenal that adds more value to service provider connectivity in the enterprise market.

Akamai CTO: All access is remote access
CxO Spotlight | 4/5/2022

Robert Blumofe, EVP and CTO at Akamai, discusses his company's recent acquisition of Linode and how his company stays flexible enough to deal with the changes in enterprise computing.

How Reach Mobile is connecting with cable
CxO Spotlight | 3/31/2022

Hot off a deal with WideOpenWest, Reach Mobile CEO Harjot Saluja says his company's platform enables partners to offer a range of flexible offerings, including family plans, underpinned by the networks of top US carriers.

Starry CEO: Get ready for personalized broadband
CxO Spotlight | 3/30/2022

Speeds and feeds are heading the hype in US broadband's multi-gig era, but Starry CEO Chet Kanojia believes a focus on 'consistent' latency and speeds more tailored to how specific customers use the Internet will help the company differentiate.

Intelsat CTO: Taking 5G to space (and back)
CxO Spotlight | 3/24/2022

Bruno Fromont, CTO of Intelsat, is helping one of the world's storied satellite providers evolve to be more interoperable with carrier 5G networks and more software-defined as a technology company

UScellular CTO updates on midband, standalone 5G
CxO Spotlight | 3/15/2022

'Most of the applications on devices really can be served by 30, 50, 60 Mbit/s, no problem,' UScellular's Mike Irizarry said, noting that those are the speeds supported today by UScellular's 4G LTE network.

PMC CEO David Somo: MEMs the word
CxO Spotlight | 3/10/2022

Preciseley Microtechnology Corporation (PMC) President and CEO David Somo took a moment to talk about his company's optical components and which end markets are hot right now.

Lynk CEO Charles Miller: The sky's the limit
CxO Spotlight | 3/3/2022

Charles Miller, co-founder and CEO of Lynk, discusses his company's technology and its ambition to help existing mobile network operators connect rural, remote and underserved communities all over the world.

BT's Marc Allera: 5G's progress has been encouraging
CxO Spotlight | 2/28/2022

Marc Allera, CEO of BT's Consumer Division, said there's a lot yet to prove with 5G but the early experiments and network performance has been really encouraging. 5G standalone is the next big incremental step forward in the network's evolution.

FirstNet's CEO on 5G, priorities in 2022 and what's next
CxO Spotlight | 2/10/2022

Edward Parkinson is celebrating a full decade of work on what is today FirstNet. Now he's leading the agency into the final year of the first phase of its agreement with AT&T.

Sandvine's CSO warns of terabyte 'power' users
CxO Spotlight | 1/31/2022

The amount of data and applications consumed by 'power users' and tech company giants is skyrocketing, according to a Sandvine report on Internet data usage.

10G, FARMSIS and the future of cable broadband
CxO Spotlight | 1/27/2022

Phil McKinney, president and CEO of CableLabs, joins the Light Reading podcast to discuss where the cable industry is on the path to 10G and how CableLabs is stoking interest and innovation with its 10G Challenge.

How Didja is accelerating its local TV streaming expansion
CxO Spotlight | 1/24/2022

CEO Jim Long says the startup is using digital 'beachheads' to gain initial footholds in various US markets, with plans to follow with deployments of antenna sites that can stream out larger channel lineups.

Growth tops the agenda for Segra's new CEO
CxO Spotlight | 1/13/2022

Kevin Hart, Cox's former CTO, said fiber-focused Segra will pursue growth by expanding into adjacent areas, broadening its product slate and seeking opportunities in unserved and underserved markets.

Diane Christman takes helm of The Cable Center
CxO Spotlight | 1/11/2022

Christman, who joined The Cable Center in 2006, said her top priority in the new role is spearheading the next phase of the organization's five-year strategic transformation plan.

Cybersecurity should not be a bolt-on, Comcast CISO says
CxO Spotlight | 12/14/2021

Noopur Davis on Comcast's journey into the Secure Development Lifecycle, ensuring security is prioritized at an early stage rather than tacked on at the end.

Ditto CEO takes a new angle at the edge
CxO Spotlight | 12/3/2021

With $9 million in seed funding in hand, Adam Fish's startup uses peer-to-peer and advanced, distributed database systems to connect and sync mobile and IoT devices with limited or no Internet connectivity.

Gluware in 'full-blown growth mode' with $43M in funding, says CEO
CxO Spotlight | 11/15/2021

Light Reading recently caught up with Jeff Gray, CEO of Gluware, to discuss updates to the company's automation platform for enterprise customers and to hear more about how Gluware plans to put its new funding to use.

Cable vet aims to whip the power grid into shape
CxO Spotlight | 11/8/2021

Robert Cruickshank claims his Optimum Load Shaping system can help cable operators cut power costs and put power utilities into position to modernize the grid and speed a transition to renewable energy.

Rakuten's Tareq Amin: Conducting Symphony but changing the music
CxO Spotlight | 10/28/2021

Tareq Amin, CEO of Rakuten Symphony and CTO of Rakuten Mobile, talks about his company's success in open RAN and how it plans to change the economics of building 5G networks for other operators.

Vewd CEO pushes Operator TV play
CxO Spotlight | 10/18/2021

Starting in Europe with a partnership with Vestel, Vewd intends to take its 'Operator TV' program to other regions around the globe, CEO Aneesh Rajaram says.

BT's Howard Watson: Eyeing the 'prize' of a 5G converged core
CxO Spotlight | 10/13/2021

Howard Watson explains how BT plans to phase out Huawei equipment, and why it's banking on the benefits of a 5G converged core.

BT's Rob Shuter: Enterprises want solutions, not just connectivity
CxO Spotlight | 10/13/2021

Customers are looking to combine telco and tech elements into solutions, coupled AI, edge computing and IoT, Shuter said.

Fresh funding will fuel some M&A, Plume CEO says
CxO Spotlight | 10/12/2021

Armed with a $300 million from an 'F' round led by Japan's SoftBank Vision Fund 2, Plume intends to target companies that can broaden the smart home software specialist's cloud, data and AI capabilities, Plume CEO Fahri Diner says.

Kore Wireless, now public, aims to be a 'one-stop-shop' for IoT
CxO Spotlight | 10/6/2021

Last week's IPO paired with recent combination with Cerberus Telecom Acquisition Corp. puts Kore Wireless in position to accelerate organic and inorganic growth, says Romil Bahl, Kore's president and CEO.

BT on clearing up the cloudy relationship between telcos and hyperscalers
CxO Spotlight | 9/27/2021

BT's Chet Patel explains how telcos and hyperscalers can collaborate to provide a better cloud experience for enterprise customers.

Extreme Networks enters SD-WAN market with $70M Ipanema acquisition
CxO Spotlight | 9/24/2021

Extreme's CTO Nabil Bukhari discusses the company's decision to acquire Ipanema and its plans for entering the SD-WAN market.

Former cable exec to take on AT&T and Comcast in Jacksonville
CxO Spotlight | 9/17/2021

Ted Schremp, an exec late of Charter and TiVo, now heads up IQ Fiber, a service provider that has secured funding for a phase I buildout of an XGS-PON network that will serve 60,000 homes in the Florida city.

Windstream CMO: SD-WAN stalled, not squashed, by pandemic
CxO Spotlight | 9/16/2021

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.

Matrixx CTO: How modern charging, billing unlocks new mobile services
CxO Spotlight | 9/14/2021

Marc Price, CTO of Matrixx, talks about the possibilities that exist for network operators when they can more creatively charge for services and what new infrastructure unlocks those opportunities.

Airspan's CEO on going public, open RAN and the 5G future
CxO Spotlight | 8/16/2021

Eric Stonestrom has been the CEO of Airspan since 1998 and in just a few days he hopes to take the company public on the back of opportunities around open RAN and 5G.

Podcast: The Divide – How Flume is tapping NYC's dark fiber to deliver affordable broadband
CxO Spotlight | 8/12/2021

This week: Prashanth Vijay, CEO of Flume, discusses leveraging dark fiber in partnership with cities, and Flume's commitment to deliver broadband to New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) buildings.

Ziply Fiber starts next fiber upgrade wave, puts XGS-PON on roadmap
CxO Spotlight | 8/11/2021

Ziply Fiber has identified the 14 markets next in line for 1-Gig upgrades, the latest step in a broader plan to upgrade up to 85% of its footprint to FTTP over the next three years, CEO Harold Zeitz says.

Podcast: Clearfield CEO Cheri Beranek on the growth of 'community' broadband
CxO Spotlight | 8/2/2021

Clearfield CEO Cheri Beranek joins the podcast to talk about how she's helped build a company that keeps growing as more and more community broadband providers deploy fiber.

ATX plots path to DOCSIS 4.0
CxO Spotlight | 7/23/2021

Components makers are in the design phase, but ATX plans to reveal its 1.8GHz product roadmap this fall with a mix of line extenders, multi-port amplifiers and, possibly, a booster-type amp, CTO Jay Lee says.

Minim opens new chapter, gears up for expansion
CxO Spotlight | 7/18/2021

Following its merger with Zoom Telephonics, a rebranding and an uplisting to the Nasdaq, Minim has set its sights on adding customers worldwide and pursuing new markets, President and CMO Nicole Zheng says.

Astound Broadband CEO sets sights on more M&A, fiber footprint expansion
CxO Spotlight | 7/2/2021

Hot off its deal for three WOW markets, Astound is on the cusp of closing a deal with Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners that will provide the 'dry powder' needed to pursue even more strategic moves, CEO Jim Holanda says.

USTC's Tom McLaughlin prepares to take on the supply chain challenge
CxO Spotlight | 6/29/2021

McLaughlin, an exec late of CommScope and Arris, is sizing up a plan for USTC to be a one-stop shop for telecom distribution and supply chain, replicating what USTC's parent, ETC Group, has already set up in Europe.

Podcast: The Divide – UTOPIA Fiber's Roger Timmerman on serving Utah with open access muni broadband
CxO Spotlight | 6/24/2021

This week: Roger Timmerman, CEO, UTOPIA Fiber, on running an open access, municipal fiber network in Utah, why the model works and what other communities should know as they embark on building broadband.

Cohere CEO: Open RAN ideal for enterprise applications
CxO Spotlight | 6/24/2021

There are potential cost savings to service providers by improving 5G network capacity, but the revenue from supporting enterprise applications could be operators' real golden ticket.

Juniper CEO: 5G future is virtualized
CxO Spotlight | 6/16/2021

Rami Rahim, CEO of Juniper Networks, explains why future 5G services will be virtualized, and how the company plans to further automate data center operations.

Telia Carrier CEO: Pushing for global expansion
CxO Spotlight | 6/15/2021

Telia Carrier CEO Staffan Gojeryd said his company is poised to keep growing and will likely become more focused and more competitive now that it is standing on its own. Meanwhile, the need to balance technology investments and market expansion looms larger than ever.

Podcast: The Divide – INDATEL and Connected2Fiber on monetizing 'fiber to the farmhouse'
CxO Spotlight | 6/10/2021

This week: Ben Edmond, founder and CEO of Connected2Fiber, and Mel Wagner, CEO of INDATEL, on the economic challenges of rural broadband and how Connected2Fiber is helping operators plan and monetize their networks.

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