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 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.
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.
With its Graviton processors, AWS is working with Nokia and other software companies to provide an architectural choice for telcos.
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 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.
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 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 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.
One of the world's three big greenfield open RAN projects, 1&1 has been hurt by rollout delays it blames on Vantage Towers.
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 claims deployments of CableOS, its virtualized platform for access networks, now covers about 10% of the global cable modem footprint.
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.
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 Systems has cut its workforce by at least 10% this week while execs reaffirm a commitment to cable.
Ericsson saw profits tumble on 'inventory adjustments' in North America and the costs of integrating its recent acquisitions.
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.
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.
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The takeover of Italian developer Athonet added 5G core expertise to HPE's product line-up but raises questions about its future strategy.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Italy gives ChatGPT an ultimatum; Blik expands; Cellnex goes with Synamedia; TIM's new incubator.
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.
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.
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 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.
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, 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.
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.
Lift-off for generative AI would entail huge costs and have possible ramifications for climate change.
'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.
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.
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, 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 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.
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 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.
As public-cloud giants advance into the world of network functions, operators face some difficult choices about which hosts to use.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Starting in West Des Moines, Iowa, Mediacom has begun to upgrade its network to support faster and symmetrical speeds, lower latency and better reliability.
The performance-boosting technology developed by Cohere is to be made available as an app on Mavenir's RIC.
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.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange goes 5G standalone Spain; Nokia and Kyndryl extend deal; KPN connects medical drones trial.
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.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ethio Telecom revives partial privatization plan; Cellnex brings MEC to Dublin university campus; the mating gamers.
The UK operator cannot afford to sit back and wait, says its chief network officer, but the technical challenges are considerable.
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.
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.
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.
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'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.
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 has had 'a couple of conversations' about expanding the scope of the company's cloud-powered CableOS platform, said Harmonic CEO Patrick Harshman.
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.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: new chairman proposed for Ericsson board; Telecom Egypt and Huawei go green; Porsche ponders Google future.
The man who built it into Europe's biggest independent towerco resigns months after saying the takeover spree has finished.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
'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.
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.
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.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone gets edgy in Salford; Somalia issues first licensed spectrum; Norway bolsters subsea cable security.
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.
Europe's operators are not keen to run their telco workloads on expensive and suboptimal systems owned by US hyperscalers.
The optical networking vendor adds pieces to complement its routing and switching portfolio in a market that's still heating up.
The latest Light Reading Symposium puts the spotlight on the growing pool of initiatives designed to improve 5G edge services.
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.
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.
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.
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'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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 Shekar Ayyar talks about the opportunities available to network operators thanks to new technologies and the continued convergence of enterprise and service provider networks.
The cable operator will start the shift to a distributed access architecture using CommScope optical nodes outfitted with remote MACPHY devices.
Sources said Charter's decision to go with remote PHY and a virtual CMTS could create more industry alignment and economies of scale.
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 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.
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.
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.
Sampath Sowmyanarayan, the CEO of Verizon Business, says there are some 'red lines' his company is not prepared to cross.
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.