Study from ACA Connects argues that the case for new regulations has 'vanished' amid 'robust' broadband growth and competition.
Various Big Tech companies – but no telecom operators – club together to promote an interoperable, open and standards-based metaverse.
At Interop 2022, the largest ICT exhibition in Japan, Huawei's datacom product NetEngine 8000 M4 won the Runners-up for Best of Show Award in the network infrastructure category. The product was praised by the Interop Tokyo Steering Committee for providing high overall performance in addition to SRv6 and 10GE FlexE physical slicing capabilities. Developed for carrier networks, this product will facilitate edge computing. #sponsored
At the Next Generation Optical Networking (NGON 2022) held in Barcelona, Spain, Huawei stood out from many vendors to win the "Best New Gamechanger or Innovation" award in the optical field. The award recognizes equipment vendors' efforts to continuously innovate in the optical transport field by providing a comprehensive range of solutions. #sponsored
Federal, state and local offices are hiring for a range of positions to manage billions of dollars in broadband grants.
Vodafone has ambitious plans for open RAN - it's aiming to deploy at 30% of its more than 100,000 European sites by 2030 - and is an influential voice in mobile network tech.
Recently at the 9th Huawei Optical Innovation Forum, Huawei released the new vision of optical transport network: λ to Everywhere, Premium Connectivity Lighting up the Digital World. The new vision stresses bringing the optical transport network (OTN) everywhere to provide ubiquitous premium connectivity and enables operators to monetize the network capability through new products and services while boosting their green credentials and lowering TCO. #sponsored
Europe's weirdest nation raises euro 1.2 billion from its long-delayed spectrum auction and throws yet more competitors into the mix.
Dish is finally turning years and years of spectrum hoarding into a commercial service. But building a network is just the first step. Here's a look at the company's competitive stance.
Recently, Huawei officially released the industry's first Super C120+L120 ultra-wide spectrum OTN solution. This solution makes a historic breakthrough in the field of ultra-large single-fiber optical transmission. #sponsored
Despite fears of a 'digital' imbalance between fiber haves and have-nots, a surge of private-sector investment has been welcome.
Does edge computing decentralization make sense? What form should it take? What role is left for network operators? The telecom industry is still seeking answers.
Consumer demand, operator technology upgrades, marketing and high levels of investment are all contributing to 1-Gig growth globally, says analyst firm Omdia.
Several suppliers have now expanded their product offerings in a development that calls open RAN logic into question.
Broadband rules also drew criticism from the Wireless Internet Service Providers Association (WISPA) which called NTIA's fiber focus 'contrary to Congress' tech-neutral design' of the infrastructure law.
The manufacturing industry has a history of embracing innovations designed to improve efficiencies, quality, and worker safety. Consider the impact Henry Ford made by bringing the assembly line to auto manufacturing, creating previously unheard-of efficiencies. #sponsored
Cybersource can offer practical solutions for telco leaders hoping to modernize and streamline their processes. #sponsored
A new study counts over 100 broadband programs administered by 15 agencies and calls the federal approach to closing the digital divide 'fragmented and overlapping.'
The 5G Deterministic Networking Alliance (5GDNA), 5G Applications Industry Array (5GAIA), and their partners released the 5G Virtual Private Networks for Electric Power White Paper: Network Security at the recent 5G Deterministic Networking Alliance Conference. #sponsored
'5G has not been enough to attract wireless consumers to higher priced rate plans,' wrote the analysts at LightShed Partners. 'We are skeptical faster 5G is inducing many subscribers to upgrade.' Enter the admin fees.
As we have for the past two years, Light Reading will present our Cable Next-Gen Europe conference as a free digital symposium on June 21.
Despite shareholder unhappiness with the UK operator's recent performance, CEO compensation rose 17% last year, its annual report shows.
Thoughts from an event that helps set the agenda for small cell technology and product development.
Recently, MTN Group and Huawei have jointly launched the Premium Wi-Fi service in Nigeria to continuously improve end-users' experience on the network. #sponsored
At the 2022 Innovative Data Infrastructure Forum, Huawei proposed a new, innovative storage concept of 'building a data-centric, trustworthy storage foundation for diverse applications.' #sponsored
Discussion at Huawei's Intelligent World 2030 vision event focused on how digitization and decarbonization are creating intelligent, green approaches in areas such as healthcare, transportation, food production, and cybersecurity.
Steep cuts in emissions required to combat climate change. #sponsored
Private wireless players need to start showing off actual wins, allowing sunlight to help generate momentum. Otherwise the industry risks falling into navel-gazing apathy.
While we're covering the Big 5G event, here's a look back at a few broadband industry highlights from the last 12 months.
Maki, a former exec of both SCTE and Bright House Networks, is consulting with the organization as SCTE makes plans for Cable-Tec Expo to return as an in-person show this fall in Philadelphia.
Another big investment round will net billions for governments and equipment vendors, while forcing operators to dig deep.
Here it is: The biggest 5G moments from the past year, as compiled by Light Reading's editorial staff.
Carriers need partners that can negate the impact of their skills shortage and can assist them in deploying an open RAN solution that leverages a multivendor, best-of-breed platform. #sponsored
Dish's network is cheap and potentially transformative. And the company has ambitious targets in the retail and enterprise sectors. But now it must execute.
As consumers become more reliant on their WiFi connections, they need networks that can handle the increasing demand. #sponsored
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.
But consumer advocacy group Free Press argues that some of the broadband providers on that list are the same ones 'sabotaging President Biden's FCC.'
Some have speculated that Charter will eventually purchase T-Mobile. Others think AT&T could acquire Dish Network or Altice. Here are three trends currently affecting this battle.
The US software vendor looks tarnished by its association with investor Charles Koch, whose business has been criticized for continuing to operate in Russia.
Gray explains why paying it forward as a mentor is critical because 'the next generation of wireless is not going to build itself.'
Gray explains how she has applied learnings from her military and athletic background to leadership roles in the telecom industry.
With each new release, the NWDAF gains more and more capabilities that show how the evolution of this core function could become a critical function in the 5G core and the central hub for automation. #sponsored
The publication of pay ratios shines the light on the disparity between Europe and the US when it comes to CEO compensation.
Esper Architect is a full-stack solution that addresses the unique challenges of always-on, always-connected dedicated device fleets. #sponsored
With specific coursework, standards, best practices and certifications, SCTE provides the tools to help workers become broadband experts. #sponsored
Charter has sparked RDOF work in all 24 states where it won bids. The cable op booked about $19 million in RDOF revenues in Q1, and expects to have about $9 million per month come in over the next ten years.
Why end-to-end service orchestration is critical to successful 5G operations. #sponsored
The loss-making social media platform risks turning into an echo chamber of similar voices after an Elon Musk takeover.
The European satellite company stands accused of distributing Putin's propaganda to millions of Russians. Meanwhile, Europe is adopting Russian tactics.
'We need to start charging for usage again,' said Kimberley Trommler, head of Thinknet 6G, during her keynote address to attendees of an online event focusing on 6G and environmental sustainability.
One Country Project, led by former Senator Heidi Heitkamp - a Democrat - is launching a campaign claiming that Sohn 'is the wrong choice for the FCC and rural America.'
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.
To help create more effective digital partnerships and establish best practice for transformation projects, Global Industry Organizations (GIO) was launched at the 2018 edition of Mobile World Congress. #sponsored
The board of the social media company has accepted a $44 billion offer by Elon Musk, whose move could have dramatic consequences.
At the MPLS SD & AI Net World Congress 2022, Huawei introduced Path Computing Element, a key capability that empowers its IP network automation solution in iMaster NCE, and demonstrated the capability in commercial cases. #sponsored
Netflix has yet to formalize how it will offer cheaper, ad-supported plans to help counter sub losses. The move might attract some new customers, but it might also cannibalize its existing base, analysts say.
The operator turned in a disappointing performance in Germany's fixed-line broadband market last year, with IT problems partly to blame.
Senators requested updates on the FCC's efforts to default ineligible bids, how they're collaborating on broadband funding across agencies and how rejected funds will be redistributed.
As prices rise and TV loses some of its lockdown appeal, households are reassessing how many streaming platforms they can afford.
The MEF's work on a universal SD-WAN edge standard is good for equipment vendors and service providers. But does it go far enough?
The Tesla founder's commitment to free speech is a worry for the investor community.
5G New Calling offers ultra-definition audio and video calling and other related value-added services, like VoNR ultra-definition video calling, 5G video customer service, real-time language translation, screen sharing, remote collaboration, AR calling, and interactive RBT, providing customers with visual and interactive ultra-definition calling experience.
Heavy Reading survey research shows that - like centralized RAN (C-RAN) architectures - cloud RAN architectures are gaining momentum globally. Beneath the virtualization layer, the transport network plays a crucial role. #sponsored
Utopia Fiber's partnership with California's Golden State Connect Authority comes following the state's passage of a $6 billion broadband bill with $3.25 billion for an open access, middle mile fiber network.
New premium streaming service has reportedly struggled to draw more than 10,000 daily users just as Discovery and WarnerMedia combine to double-down on streaming.
Service providers won't stop believing in smart cities. The latest, Comcast, is keen to explain how its new business unit will monitor streetlights, people.
SPONSORED: Heavy Reading's survey results show that CSPs have unquestionably decided to partner with hyperscalers in their multi-access edge computing (MEC) services.
If today's tech billionaires look scary, just wait for tomorrow's crypto-enriched masters of the universe.
New report from The Cable Center and Intrapreneurship Academy offers fresh insights into the state of innovation in the industry, and also reveals a gap in the way organizations operate and how leadership skills must adapt to address change.
The FCC Chairwoman also confirmed the Commission would start a challenge process following the map release to give localities, tribes, carriers and consumers the opportunity to tell the agency what it got wrong.
The data challenge vexing operators now is not harvesting haystacks of data, but deploying the advanced analytics tools necessary to find the needles hidden inside them.
ZainTech has signed a partnership agreement with Huawei to enhance its digital and cloud services offerings across various industries in the region.
The Chinese vendor continues to advertise job vacancies in Russia, where its main rivals have suspended operations.
SPONSORED: Results from Heavy Reading's Operator Strategies for 5G Transport Market Leadership Survey indicate RAN centralization is gaining traction globally - especially in North America.
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.
Americans will be better off if bureaucratic spectrum fights are not swirling around the media, writes the CTA's VP of regulatory affairs.
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.
The budget proposal also includes $25 million for rural co-ops to refinance Rural Utilities Services loan debt and upgrade their networks.
The Chinese kit vendor is morphing into an R&D specialist but may struggle to maintain spending at its current level.
SPONSORED: A new Heavy Reading survey indicates that CSPs face a variety of hurdles to overcome when deploying MEC platforms.
The Chinese vendor is in worse shape than anyone thought before the publication of its latest annual results.
Yellowstone Fiber has started laying conduit to install underground fiber to connect Gallatin County and the city of Bozeman, Montana. The open access network is a partnership with Utah's Utopia Fiber.
Wi-Fi is currently unable to support the metaverse.
Carriers need to get out of the way if the technology is to thrive, says the operator, but it seems to be doing the opposite.
Solution uses the innovative optical path technology to achieve visualized management of ODN resources and build a highly automated and intelligent all-optical network infrastructure.
It is good to know that telecom operators worldwide are not only leading the path toward Net Zero but are also enabling other industries to do the same.
Rhode Island lawmakers called a multi-million-dollar Cox investment 'an effort to catch up on years of neglect' and renewed their push for a dedicated advisory council to plan out the state's broadband future.
A new policy brief shows fixed broadband prices rose to 3.5% of gross national income (GNI) per capita in 2021, up from 2.9% in 2020. Mobile broadband prices increased to 2% of GNI in 2021, up from 1.9% in 2020.
SPONSORED: Heavy Reading's survey results indicate that the deployment of edge computing introduces issues of scale and complexity, and CSPs are most concerned with overall network performance and security.
With the public comment period on the FCC's broadband nutrition label rules wrapped up, here are some takeaways from the industry's input on how they may be written.
On March 1, 2022, du and Huawei successfully released SRv6 Programmable in Arabic at MWC 2022 in Barcelona.
At MWC22 Barcelona, Huawei unveiled its latest wireless products and solutions - third-generation TDD M-MIMO products and FDD ultra-wideband multi-antenna products.
'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.
Recently, IDATE, a well-known French analysis and research institute, jointly held the Green Optical Network Summit with carriers and equipment vendors in Barcelona.
SPONSORED: Heavy Reading white paper examines how to create a scalable deployment model for disaggregated, open vRAN.
The telecoms industry faces a huge structural challenge. Opex, according to various market estimates, has been increasing faster than revenue for over a decade.
As we have for the past two years, Light Reading will stage the Cable Next-Gen Technologies & Strategies conference as a free digital event over two half-days next Tuesday and Wednesday.
The Chinese equipment vendor's continued involvement in Russia is awkward for its biggest European customers.
Eoptolink Technology today announces the demonstration of next-generation, industry-leading, low-power 400G and 800G transceivers at OFC 2022.
In the past few years, expectations have been high for the rollout of fifth-generation (5G) wireless technology in the enterprise and consumer sectors.