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Nvidia GPU pitch to telcos is far from perfect
News Analysis | 6/5/2023

The chipmaker's two-for-one AI and virtual RAN deal is unlikely to make sense to operators outside the most densely populated and fiber-rich cities.

American Tower and IBM take sustainability from the cloud to the edge
LRTV Interviews | 6/1/2023

American Tower and IBM executives join the podcast to discuss how the tower company's acquisition of CoreSite has impacted its data center business, how the edge computing market is evolving, and why sustainability and energy consumption is a growing concern for both American Tower and IBM.

Exploring cable's urge to converge
LRTV Interviews | 5/31/2023

CableLabs' Randy Levensalor explained how and why the cable industry is paving a path to wireline/wireless network service convergence, and some of the challenges that lie ahead.

AWS is on a mission to port open RAN to Arm and end x86 monopoly
News Analysis | 5/31/2023

With its Graviton processors, AWS is working with Nokia and other software companies to provide an architectural choice for telcos.

An app store for 5G network operators could open – eventually
DanoVision | 5/30/2023

Smartphone app stores gave birth to a range of apps such as Angry Birds, Instagram and even Fart World. Now, open RAN technology may create a similar marketplace for xApps and rApps for 5G networks.

Verizon's Debika Bhattacharya on the endless possibilities for generative AI
LRTV Interviews | 5/22/2023

Verizon CPO Debika Bhattacharya explains how the company is using generative AI, its approach to edge computing and why FWA and cloud elasticity are on the rise.

Vecima's DAA sales double amid fiber buildouts and HFC upgrades
News Analysis | 5/12/2023

A 104% surge in sales for distributed access architecture gear led Vecima Networks to post record fiscal Q3 revenues. But the company warned of some near-term lumpiness in the broadband access sector.

CableLabs touts progress on 100-Gig CPON tech
News Analysis | 5/11/2023

CableLabs has defined an architecture and a wide range of use cases for 100-Gig coherent PON, but commercial use of CPON technology is still a few years away.

Casa fights 'FUD' to score vCCAP deal
News Analysis | 5/10/2023

Casa wrapped a delayed deal to supply network virtualization and DAA products to Claro Colombia after dealing with 'untruths being circulated by some of our fact-challenged competitors,' says interim CEO Ed Durkin.

1&1 costs are starting to mount, and it only has 20 sites
News Analysis | 5/10/2023

One of the world's three big greenfield open RAN projects, 1&1 has been hurt by rollout delays it blames on Vantage Towers.

Network upgrades set stage for boom in cable outdoor plant market
News Analysis | 5/10/2023

Enhancements to DOCSIS 3.1 networks and prep for DOCSIS 4.0 upgrades have the cable outdoor plant equipment market poised to pull down almost $10B through 2023, predicts Dell'Oro Group.

Harmonic's 'CableOS' now connected to 18.4M modems
News Analysis | 5/9/2023

Harmonic claims deployments of CableOS, its virtualized platform for access networks, now covers about 10% of the global cable modem footprint.

CommScope preps virtual CMTS as cable ops push network upgrades
News Analysis | 5/4/2023

Revenues at CommScope's access network solutions unit dropped 5.7% in Q1, but the company expects revenues to be more heavily weighted toward the second half of 2023.

Eurobites: UK clamps down on dodgy digital dealing
News Analysis | 4/25/2023

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UK AI gets a taskforce; E& ups its stake in Vodafone; hospital wards get the virtual treatment.

Casa cuts staff, remains 'totally committed to cable'
News Analysis | 4/20/2023

Casa Systems has cut its workforce by at least 10% this week while execs reaffirm a commitment to cable.

India helps Ericsson avoid worse dip as US spending sinks
News Analysis | 4/18/2023

Ericsson saw profits tumble on 'inventory adjustments' in North America and the costs of integrating its recent acquisitions.

Casa touts traction for its DOCSIS 4.0-ready node
News Analysis | 4/17/2023

Casa Systems says Tier 1 ops in North and South America are deploying the DA2200, a DOCSIS 4.0-ready node that can support either the Full Duplex DOCSIS or Extended Spectrum DOCSIS flavor of the technology.

Enter now: The 2023 Light Reading Leading Lights awards
The Philter | 4/17/2023

Light Reading is now accepting nominations for outstanding achievements in 5G, broadband, optical networking, AI, edge computing, digital transformation and more as part of its annual Leading Lights awards program.

Balancing simplicity and complexity at the multi-service edge
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 4/14/2023

Metro networks are evolving to meet the demands of the multi-service edge. Operators must continue to efficiently scale their networks while adding programmability and automation. Most recently, sustainability has also become a top requirement. #sponsored

HPE juggling private 5G, Wi-Fi and even Dell after Athonet buy
News Analysis | 4/14/2023

The takeover of Italian developer Athonet added 5G core expertise to HPE's product line-up but raises questions about its future strategy.

Eurobites: European Commission casts doubt on Broadcom-VMware deal
News Analysis | 4/13/2023

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Italy gives ChatGPT an ultimatum; Blik expands; Cellnex goes with Synamedia; TIM's new incubator.

Eurobites: UK antitrust watchdog growls at Motorola
News Analysis | 4/6/2023

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BICS and Mavenir provide VoLTE technology bridge; Cradlepoint buys Ericom; EU Chips Act set for lawmakers' green light.

Intel bets on outmuscling Arm in the RAN
News Analysis | 4/4/2023

The US chipmaker reckons the RAN industry is too small to keep pace with design changes that will benefit its general-purpose processors, but not everyone is convinced.

Eurobites: European Commission scrutinizes Orange-Másmovíl deal
News Analysis | 4/4/2023

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: SES and NTT combine on satellite-based 5G edge computing; Vodafone UK saves energy; ChatGPT morphs into BillyNoMates.

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.

Eurobites: BT explores '$500M opportunity' with AWS
News Analysis | 3/28/2023

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson does 5G fast in the Faroe Islands; Telia explores 5G for healthcare; French government kills the phone fun.

Kyrio's 'ARC Mobile' platform breaks into the enterprise market
News Analysis | 3/23/2023

Kyrio, a unit of CableLabs, has notched its first reseller deal, with Sparro, for ARC Mobile, a platform that manages and optimizes multiple types of wireless connections, including Wi-Fi, cellular and satellite.

Omdia's Jaimie Lenderman on how cable is speeding ahead on network upgrades
LRTV Interviews | 3/23/2023

At the Cable Next-Gen event, Omdia analyst Jaimie Lenderman presented fresh data on cable operators' plans for DAA, the virtual CMTS, DOCSIS 4.0 and PON, and her multi-year forecast for the cable equipment market.

Telcos coo as Nvidia pumps up the dirty Gen AI bubble
Morris Lore | 3/23/2023

Lift-off for generative AI would entail huge costs and have possible ramifications for climate change.

Telecom suits up for predicted edge-computing boom
News Analysis | 3/22/2023

'Edge computing has started to go more mainstream,' according to Omdia analysts. As a result, many types of players are working to stamp out a competitive position.

Cable access purchasing stays steady as PON goes gangbusters – Dell'Oro
News Analysis | 3/21/2023

Led by growth in passive optical networks, broadband equipment spending climbed 17% in 2022, notching a record of $19 billion, according to Dell'Oro Group.

Charter the likely target of Vecima's new 10G deal
News Analysis | 3/17/2023

Vecima announced it will supply a tier 1 US operator with remote PHY nodes for an HFC network upgrade. Vecima didn't name the operator, but all clues lead to Charter Communications.

Casa Systems founder Jerry Guo stepping down as CEO
News Analysis | 3/15/2023

Casa, a supplier of cable and wireless technology, also disclosed that it will not be receiving orders from a major customer, presumed to be Charter, for its initial rollout of a cable infrastructure upgrade.

Omdia's Julie Kunstler: PON growth isn't slowing down anytime soon
LRTV Interviews | 3/14/2023

Omdia's chief analyst for broadband access discusses where passive optical network (PON) technology is going next and how service providers are succeeding with new offers like multi-gig fiber-to-the-home broadband.

Getting to know the how – and the why – of the telecom cloud
DanoVision | 3/13/2023

Google Cloud, Microsoft and Amazon Web Services have suddenly and loudly entered the telecom industry. But how should telecom network operators evaluate each of their cloud options?

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.

Telcos risk paying a heavy price for the cloud
News Analysis | 3/6/2023

As public-cloud giants advance into the world of network functions, operators face some difficult choices about which hosts to use.

Comcast tests new way to deploy targeted FTTP
News Analysis | 3/2/2023

Tapping into its distributed and virtualized access architecture, Comcast is plugging remote OLTs into optical nodes to support a targeted fiber-to-the-premises trial in Denver.

Eurobites: DT and Microsoft trial private networks collaboration with pharma
News Analysis | 2/28/2023

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange claims cloud-native 5G SA breakthrough; Nokia unveils first Wi-Fi 6E gateway; what has BT ever done for Britain?

Comcast gets its mitts on 'missing piece' of its DOCSIS 4.0 network
News Analysis | 2/27/2023

Comcast is set to run tests on a CommScope-made prototype FDX amplifier, a critical ingredient in Comcast's plan to deploy DOCSIS 4.0 and deliver symmetrical, multi-gigabit services across its HFC network.

Eurobites: HMD Global to make its phones in Europe – using the old Nokia logo
News Analysis | 2/27/2023

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Tim Hottges experiences buyer's remorse; Breton says he doesn't have it in for Big Tech; Nokia lands RAN deal in South Africa.

Microsoft dangles generative AI for telcos and slams 'DIY' clouds
News Analysis | 2/26/2023

The US software giant is preparing a code-writing GPT for network operations while taking aim at the cloud platforms built by VMware and Red Hat.

CommScope's access biz faces profit pressure as network spending pivots to the edge
News Analysis | 2/23/2023

Revenues at CommScope's access networks division rose in Q4, but margins are being squeezed as spending shifts to edge elements such as nodes, taps and amps.

Eurobites: European smartphone market down 24% in 2022 – study
News Analysis | 2/22/2023

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: A1 Telekom Austria spins off towers; Deutsche Telekom deploys Google edge tech on premises; BT Sport brand blown up by TNT.

Cox expands push into private networks market
News Analysis | 2/21/2023

Bulking up the capabilities of its biz services unit, Cox has connected with Intel and Future Technologies to design and roll out managed private network services for commercial customers.

Harmonic CFO exit presents risk, doesn't alter company's trajectory
News Analysis | 2/17/2023

Harmonic CFO Sanjay Kalra is leaving to 'pursue other opportunities,' but the move shouldn't change the supplier's focus on the video streaming market and its growing role in cable network upgrades.

Mediacom kicks off its 10G push
News Analysis | 2/16/2023

Starting in West Des Moines, Iowa, Mediacom has begun to upgrade its network to support faster and symmetrical speeds, lower latency and better reliability.

Mavenir adds Cohere turbocharge to its growing open RAN lineup
News Analysis | 2/15/2023

The performance-boosting technology developed by Cohere is to be made available as an app on Mavenir's RIC.

Paradise Mobile's CEO promises world's fastest, most advanced 5G network
News Analysis | 2/14/2023

In developing a cloud-based 5G network supporting open RAN principles, Paradise Mobile in Bermuda joins other upstarts like Dish Network in the US and Rakuten Mobile in Japan.

Eurobites: Brussels bristles at Viasat/Inmarsat deal
News Analysis | 2/14/2023

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange goes 5G standalone Spain; Nokia and Kyndryl extend deal; KPN connects medical drones trial.

Vecima rides rising DAA wave to record quarter
News Analysis | 2/10/2023

Vecima is seeing an uptick on cable and fiber access sales amid upgrade and new build activity. It's also seeing some video tech momentum as operators get more aggressive with IPTV transitions.

Eurobites: Ericsson grabs 5G gig in Jordan
News Analysis | 2/10/2023

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ethio Telecom revives partial privatization plan; Cellnex brings MEC to Dublin university campus; the mating gamers.

Vodafone UK starts 'risky' shift to 5G standalone
News Analysis | 2/7/2023

The UK operator cannot afford to sit back and wait, says its chief network officer, but the technical challenges are considerable.

Teleste ready to go big in North American cable
News Analysis | 2/2/2023

After securing a foothold in the region with a 'major' US MSO last year, Teleste is investing more in North America as operators start to plow ahead with DAA, 1.8GHz and DOCSIS 4.0 upgrades.

Broadband network spending set to climb as cable gets its groove back
News Analysis | 1/31/2023

PON rollouts for newbuilds and copper network upgrades will play a big role, but cable's shift to virtualized and distributed networks and DOCSIS 4.0 is expected to fuel a spending wave, Dell'Oro predicts.

Comcast drove 48% of Harmonic's revenue in Q4
News Analysis | 1/31/2023

The acceleration of revenues from Comcast comes as the operator preps its HFC network for DOCSIS 4.0. But analysts view Charter as the 'real prize' Harmonic has yet to capture.

Convergence: Bringing networks together while the world tries to keep them apart
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 1/31/2023

Carriers understand that adopting strong service assurance in the complex partner ecosystem of today's networks requires service assurance solutions that are well-integrated with other systems and can deal with proprietary and open source standards and open APIs. #sponsored

Verizon admits to miscalculations on 5G, edge computing and private networks
News Analysis | 1/24/2023

'The mobile edge compute and private 5G networks ... the adoption curve [is] a little slower than maybe we would like,' admitted Verizon CFO Matt Ellis during the company's earnings conference call.

Brace for the collision between telecom, public cloud
DanoVision | 1/24/2023

Should telecom operators leverage the public cloud? Billions of dollars hang on the answer to that question as the private networking opportunity lights a fire under both sides.

Harmonic open to opening up 'CableOS' to outside developers
News Analysis | 1/18/2023

Harmonic has had 'a couple of conversations' about expanding the scope of the company's cloud-powered CableOS platform, said Harmonic CEO Patrick Harshman.

Eurobites: Ericsson earmarks $220M for expected DoJ fine
News Analysis | 1/13/2023

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Cellnex brings Vapor IO's Kinetic Grid to Europe; manufacturers failing on smart-device support; TikTok fined in France.

Eurobites: Vodafone reorganizes following Nick Read's exit
News Analysis | 1/12/2023

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: new chairman proposed for Ericsson board; Telecom Egypt and Huawei go green; Porsche ponders Google future.

Cellnex CEO quits as the going gets tough
News Analysis | 1/11/2023

The man who built it into Europe's biggest independent towerco resigns months after saying the takeover spree has finished.

Looking ahead: What's next in the cable access network
News Analysis | 12/21/2022

DAA, virtualization, network convergence, initial deployments of DOCSIS 4.0 and the rise of the remote OLT will all play roles in shaping the cable access network in 2023.

Eurobites: Orange and Huawei reach 157 Tbit/s in France
News Analysis | 12/20/2022

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ukraine gets more Starlink antennas; TIM tests smart mobility on Google's cloud; small cells in the City of London.

A peek inside Comcast's new network
News Analysis | 12/15/2022

Comcast is rolling out multi-gig downstream services today, setting the stage for symmetrical multi-gig in late 2023. Here's a glance at the virtualized/distributed platform it's using to make it go.

Startup taps into ATSC 3.0 to build national IoT network
News Analysis | 12/13/2022

Peak3 is working with US broadcasters to create a national IoT network underpinned by IP-based ATSC 3.0 over-the-air broadcast signals that they claim will prevent 5G bottlenecks.

Comcast completes multi-gig DOCSIS 4.0 trial in Philly
News Analysis | 12/12/2022

Trial of 'live' network pumping out symmetrical, multi-gigabit speeds arrives ahead of Comcast's plan to start launching DOCSIS 4.0 services in the second half of 2023.

Eurobites: Nokia, O2 Germany trumpet 5G carrier aggregation breakthrough
News Analysis | 12/12/2022

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EU scrutinizes Broadcom/VMware deal; Orange helps Medusa land subsea cables in France; Openreach announces more rollout locations.

Heavy Reading's Gabriel Brown: 5G's long road ahead
LRTV Interviews | 12/9/2022

At Light Reading's 5G Transport & Networking Strategies event, analyst Gabriel Brown discusses the reality of the 5G market - standalone 5G is still on the horizon, and making all those systems work together is the industry's next big challenge.

Heavy Reading's Sterling Perrin: Lowering latency in 5G networks
LRTV Interviews | 12/8/2022

At Light Reading's one-day optical networking event, analyst Sterling Perrin recaps the highlights and discusses how transport networks are evolving to accommodate 5G latency demands.

Broadband network sales soared but cable spending fell flat in Q3 – Dell'Oro
News Analysis | 12/7/2022

The broadband access sector sales grew 17% in Q3 thanks to an acceleration of PON deployments. Overall cable access spending plateaued, but DAA spending surged, Dell'Oro said.

The fits and starts of C-RAN lead to some deployments
News Analysis | 12/7/2022

After a decade of talk about centralized RAN, mobile operators are finally beginning to deploy it. UScellular leads the way, with Verizon, AT&T and DISH following more slowly.

Demand for edge computing is taking longer than expected to develop
News Analysis | 12/5/2022

'On the MEC [multi-access edge compute], what we are finding is demand is taking a little longer to go,' explained Verizon Business CEO Sowmyanarayan Sampath during a recent event.

Leading Lights 2022: The Winners
News Analysis | 12/2/2022

Light Reading is delighted to announce the winners emerging from hundreds of entries and dozens of finalists in the 24 categories that make up this year's Leading Lights Awards program.

Former Comcast engineering exec Shane Portfolio heads to Charter
News Analysis | 11/29/2022

As SVP, network engineering and technology, Portfolio will oversee the architecture and engineering of Charter's core access network. Charter also upped two in its product/tech org: Gary Koerper and Mike Baldino.

Eurobites: Strike-hit BT reaches deal with unions over pay
News Analysis | 11/29/2022

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone gets edgy in Salford; Somalia issues first licensed spectrum; Norway bolsters subsea cable security.

What the rise of the robots means for BT
News Analysis | 11/24/2022

In a muddy corner of England, the UK's telecom incumbent is plotting its future in a world of drone-filled skies and farming robots.

Sylva marks latest telco backlash against US public cloud
News Analysis | 11/23/2022

Europe's operators are not keen to run their telco workloads on expensive and suboptimal systems owned by US hyperscalers.

Ciena's buying two firms so it can bring more to the edge
News Analysis | 11/22/2022

The optical networking vendor adds pieces to complement its routing and switching portfolio in a market that's still heating up.

Sylva joins Camara et al to solve edge puzzle
News Analysis | 11/22/2022

The latest Light Reading Symposium puts the spotlight on the growing pool of initiatives designed to improve 5G edge services.

Cable ops worldwide in hot pursuit of virtual CMTS – Dell'Oro
News Analysis | 11/16/2022

An astonishing 100% of cable operators responding to a Dell'Oro Group survey say they have deployed or are planning to deploy a virtual cable modem termination system within the next 24 months.

Eurobites: Heavy hitters combine on telco cloud stack initiative
News Analysis | 11/16/2022

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia senses a 6G opportunity; Hyperoptic boss gets angry about mid-contract price rises; Saudis increase stake in Meta and Google.

The Notebook Dump: Broadband prevails, satellites are cool and Twitter's a mess
LRTV Documentaries | 11/11/2022

Light Reading editors Nicole Ferraro, Mike Dano and Phil Harvey talk about broadband mapping, satellites, space commercialization and more in their recap of the work week ended November 11, 2022.

Edge computing refuses to mature
News Analysis | 11/11/2022

For edge computing, 'it is still unknown where it will be deployed or what it will effectively be, and without an application to drive it, it is very hard to describe what the target vertical will be,' BofA wrote.

Casa CEO expects a brighter 2023 as cable upgrade activity heats up
News Analysis | 11/7/2022

Casa's 2022 was wrought with supply chain issues that hit the bottom line, but CEO Jerry Guo says business will pick up across telco, mobile and cable, as the latter gets more aggressive with DAA upgrades.

CommScope can't rid itself of struggling Home Networks unit
News Analysis | 11/3/2022

With a spin-off of Home Networks still on the backburner, CommScope is pursuing a 'transformation plan' for the unit that makes and sells set-tops, broadband gateways and streaming devices.

Tiny Napatech starts FPGA assault on Nvidia in 5G core
News Analysis | 11/2/2022

The Danish developer thinks the field programmable gate array technology it specializes in has had a bad rap and is out to set the record straight.

SBA pulls ahead in the edge computing race
News Analysis | 11/1/2022

SBA CEO Jeff Stoops said the company is operating or constructing 30-40 edge computing data sites. That figure is slightly above what the company's customers and rivals have touted.

Cable harmonizing around Comcast's DAA path, Harmonic CEO says
News Analysis | 11/1/2022

Harmonic's CEO says there's 'growing consensus' from cable ops to pursue a distributed architecture that pairs a virtual CMTS with remote PHY nodes – an option used by Comcast and reportedly selected by Charter.

FYUZ wrap: Open RAN in denial and a dose of metaverse envy
Morris Lore | 10/28/2022

It was a gastronomic and well-organized event in Madrid, but TIP's impact remains limited and there are some baffling telco obsessions.

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.

Mediacom taps CommScope as 'primary vendor' for DAA
News Analysis | 10/27/2022

The cable operator will start the shift to a distributed access architecture using CommScope optical nodes outfitted with remote MACPHY devices.

Charter changes approach for its cable access network – sources
News Analysis | 10/26/2022

Sources said Charter's decision to go with remote PHY and a virtual CMTS could create more industry alignment and economies of scale.

What's the Story? AT&T from the edge to the cloud
LRTV Interviews | 10/24/2022

Phil Harvey discusses AT&T's edge strategy, public cloud partnership with Microsoft and provides an update on AT&T's FirstNet emergency response service.

The Notebook Dump: 800G milestones, AT&T adds fiber subs, and Netflix bucks streaming struggles
LRTV Interviews | 10/21/2022

The editors discuss subsea cable updates, Phil's takeaways from his recent tour of AT&T's central office, AT&T's fiber base, T-Mobile's FWA wins, and Netflix's banner Q3 results in this recap of the work week ended October 21.

What's behind AT&T's midband momentum?
News Analysis | 10/20/2022

AT&T's Network EVP Chris Sambar said the company benefits from architectural changes, improved technology, hard work and better-than-expected results in the field.

Eurobites: BT's pension fund takes £11B hit from UK government's 'mini-budget'
News Analysis | 10/19/2022

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT helps robots pick strawberries; A1 Telekom Austria, Elisa battle on in Q3; MTN walks away from Telkom takeover talks.

Verizon rules out putting its core in the public cloud
News Analysis | 10/18/2022

Sampath Sowmyanarayan, the CEO of Verizon Business, says there are some 'red lines' his company is not prepared to cross.

The Notebook Dump: DOCSIS ain't cheap, edge computing is 'meh' and Starry bet and lost on RDOF
LRTV Interviews | 10/14/2022

Light Reading editors discuss DOCSIS 4.0 network upgrade costs, edge computing sites, and RDOF and SD-WAN updates in this recap of the work week ended October 14.

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