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QOS Networks CEO brings AIOps to Zayo Group
LRTV Interviews | 9/14/2022

Former CEO of QOS Networks Frank Cittadino discusses why Zayo acquired managed service provider QOS Networks, Zayo's edge and AI strategies, and plans for future acquisitions.

Frontier CEO doesn't fear DOCSIS 4.0, FWA threats
News Analysis | 9/14/2022

Fiber is 'a better product than cable,' says Frontier CEO Nick Jeffery. FWA is 'nibbling' at Frontier's copper base, but can't keep up, he adds.

Why we need broadband-enabled power grids now
Guest Perspectives | 9/14/2022

The cable broadband industry has a shrinking window of opportunity to educate policymakers about two new synergistic American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standards to fix the electric power grid

Fiber upgrades 'the right thing to do' – Altice USA CEO
News Analysis | 9/13/2022

Altice USA's plan to upgrade millions of homes to fiber in both urban and rural settings set up the company to drive down opex costs and escalate subscriber gains and broadband ARPU, Altice USA CEO Dexter Goei said.

Charter halts ads claiming its download speeds are 20x faster than AT&T's
News Analysis | 9/13/2022

Ad watchdog determines that Charter's download speed claims imply that AT&T doesn't offer speeds comparable to Charter's 1-Gig service and that the telco doesn't offer Internet speeds faster than 50 Gbit/s.

The Buildout: Tennessee awards $447M for broadband
News Analysis | 9/13/2022

This week in broadband builds: FCC authorizes more RDOF bids; Tennessee awards $447 million; AT&T to build in Martinsville, Indiana; Brightspeed, Charter win in North Carolina; Colorado awards $23 million; Redzone runs on ngFWA in Maine.

Eurobites: TalkTalk creates new wholesale units
News Analysis | 9/13/2022

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT and Amos share a Digital Vision; Google facing adtech lawsuits in UK and Netherlands; Orange Business Services rebrands.

MaxLinear 'AnyWAN' chips target FTTP, DOCSIS and FWA
News Analysis | 9/12/2022

MaxLinear's new family of gateway chips are designed to support multiple access networks and software platforms, and help its device and operator partners get a better grip on supply chain constraints.

FCC inspector general says 'dozens' of ISPs claimed fraudulent ACP funds
News Analysis | 9/12/2022

Meanwhile, data shows the program is still only reaching 36.5% of eligible households and could run out of funds by March 2025.

Eurobites: EU fiber supply chain lacks resilience, says Corning boss
News Analysis | 9/12/2022

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia strengthens its software offering; Intracom gets out of Russia; EU to launch Big Tech consultation in 2023.

The Notebook Dump: New iPhones, data center alleys and Comcast's big gigs
LRTV Documentaries | 9/9/2022

Light Reading editors Kelsey Ziser, Jeff Baumgartner and Phil Harvey gather around for an informal (let's be honest, downright silly) discussion of what's happened during the work week ended September 9, 2022.

Ziply Fiber raises $450M for greenfields and 'edge-outs'
News Analysis | 9/9/2022

Ziply Fiber CEO Harold Zeitz says the company is exploring additional opportunities to build fiber networks in the northwestern US that will span 'hundreds of thousands' of new homes and businesses.

Telia Finland, Nokia claim 5G FWA network slicing first
News Analysis | 9/9/2022

Duo claims a world first commercial launch of guaranteed service levels for FWA home broadband users using 5G standalone.

How state-level subsidies might refill cable's broadband subscriber tank
News Analysis | 9/9/2022

Amid pessimism about cable in the face of slowing broadband sub growth, state-level buildout programs for rural US markets 'could play a role in a modest reacceleration,' suggests a top industry analyst.

Eurobites: Telecom Italia sets enterprise stake sale in motion – report
News Analysis | 9/9/2022

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: OneWeb teams up with Telstra; Arqiva, MediaKind tackle headend operations; French fiber latest.

Comcast to unleash symmetrical multi-gig speeds in 2023
News Analysis | 9/8/2022

Comcast is launching 2-Gig downstream speeds today and will follow with the launch of symmetrical multi-gig speeds in some markets starting in 2023, and to more than 50 million homes and businesses before the end of 2025.

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.

The Divide: TruConnect's Danielle Perry on the role of MVNOs in keeping people online
LRTV Interviews | 9/8/2022

This episode features Danielle Perry, chief compliance officer at TruConnect, on the important role of mobile virtual network operators and federal subsidy programs in closing the digital divide.

Eurobites: Telefónica Tech finds remote control
News Analysis | 9/8/2022

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom sounds a warning; OneWeb steers a course for autonomous shipping; more boxes from Nokia, ADVA.

Former Comcast exec Dennis Mathew tapped to succeed Dexter Goei as Altice USA CEO
News Analysis | 9/7/2022

Goei is leaving the CEO post at Altice USA amid growing broadband sub losses, an aggressive fiber upgrade initiative, an evolving mobile strategy and the potential sale of the operator's rural-focused Suddenlink systems.

DOCSIS 4.0 network upgrade costs should be 'reasonable' – Charter CFO
News Analysis | 9/7/2022

DOCSIS 4.0 products are still in development, but the network upgrade path should be 'pretty capital-efficient to deploy when we get there,' Charter's Jessica Fischer says.

FWA not 'good enough' for the long term, AT&T CFO says
News Analysis | 9/7/2022

Fixed wireless access has potential in targeted instances where fiber buildouts are economically unattractive, but AT&T will continue to place big bets on fiber buildouts, says company CFO Pascal Desroches.

T-Mobile strikes deal to unload legacy Sprint wireline biz to Cogent for $1
News Analysis | 9/7/2022

T-Mobile's sale of the former Sprint wireline business is valued at $1, but terms of the agreement call for T-Mobile to purchase $700 million in transit services from Cogent over several years following the closing of the deal.

NTIA grants will fund 'a lot of non-fiber technology,' says Alan Davidson
News Analysis | 9/7/2022

The NTIA chief said while much funding will go to fiber, grants will fund a 'healthy mix' of broadband technology. But whether they do is up to the states.

Eurobites: Hyperoptic highlights broadband big beasts' 'bonus windfall'
News Analysis | 9/7/2022

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EE upgrades 5G; Gulf states clamp down on Netflix; Nokia sharpens its industrial edge.

RDK passes 100M device deployments worldwide, eyes FWA use cases
News Analysis | 9/7/2022

The community behind the operator-backed open-source stack for video set-tops, broadband gateways and connected cameras, is also exploring use cases for connected TVs and 5G fixed wireless gateways.

These states have broadband on the ballot this November
News Analysis | 9/6/2022

Broadband is on the ballot for millions of US voters this year, with some states and counties seeking to amend their constitutions or bypass laws to make room for federal funding.

Technetix broadens reach in the Americas with Lindsay Broadband buy
News Analysis | 9/6/2022

Technetix and Lindsay Broadband overlap in some HFC product areas, but the acquisition will also help Technetix expand its mobile and powering portfolio, Technetix CEO Paul Broadhurst says.

BT tech clean-up could save it £500M, says CTO
News Analysis | 9/6/2022

The UK operator is a hotchpotch of old and new technologies, but all that could change this decade.

Deadline extended: 2022 Light Reading Leading Lights still open for entries
The Philter | 9/6/2022

Light Reading is accepting nominations for outstanding achievements in 5G, broadband, optical networking, edge computing and more. The new deadline is Friday, September 16, 2022.

Eurobites: UK phone maker claims pole position in satellite-infill connectivity race
News Analysis | 9/6/2022

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Irish data watchdog fines Meta; BT brings connectivity to Scottish wind farms; Nokia bolsters DCspine.

Eurobites: Has French Netflix challenge run out of road?
News Analysis | 9/5/2022

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom and Telefonica go roaming on the edge; it's showtime for SkyShowtime; Iskratel merges with S&T Slovenija.

Giganet flies into the Cuckoo's nest in UK fiber takeover
News Analysis | 9/5/2022

A merger between the two small broadband operators could be a sign of what's to come in a market brimming with fiber investors.

Trans-Pacific subsea cable set for $2.5B construction boom
News Analysis | 9/5/2022

The Asia-Pacific capacity market is set for another surge in expansion, with a wave of new cables to be built in the next two years.

First FCC broadband map to come in November, says Rosenworcel
News Analysis | 9/2/2022

The FCC also said a challenge process will open on September 12 for state and local governments and service providers. The public will get to weigh in after a first draft of the map is released.

Lumen tops US Carrier Ethernet Leaderboard
News Analysis | 9/2/2022

Market demand is increasing for Ethernet services ranging up to 100+ Gbit/s, according to VSG. In addition, customers that need higher bandwidth connectivity are looking into alternatives to Ethernet, such as wavelength and dark fiber services.

Eurofiber, Nokia step up multi-country fiber buildout
News Analysis | 9/2/2022

Nokia will help open network provider Eurofibre expand its footprint in Belgium, Germany, France and the Netherlands.

Liberty Global JV kicks off fiber network construction in Germany
News Analysis | 9/2/2022

With a focus on greenfield areas, Liberty Networks Germany expects to start connecting customers by the end of 2022 and sell broadband services under the 'helloFiber' brand.

The Divide: Tarana's CEO on why FWA isn't a 'stopgap to fiber'
LRTV Interviews | 9/2/2022

Basil Alwan, CEO of Tarana Wireless, joins the podcast to discuss the company's unique approach to fixed wireless access and how Tarana is helping WISPs in the US and abroad close the digital divide.

Frontier agrees to $60M settlement in Connecticut covering fiber builds, DSL upgrades
News Analysis | 9/1/2022

Frontier's settlement with the Connecticut AG covers expanded access to 'economically distressed communities,' an end to hidden Internet surcharges, and an overhaul of the telco's marketing and customer service.

Breezeline outage caused by 'two separate cuts' to fiber facilities
News Analysis | 8/31/2022

The company confirmed it was the second of two incidents that damaged the fiber backup circuit, taking customers offline for several hours.

MVNO lobby group trashes making Big Tech pay in EU
News Analysis | 8/31/2022

MVNO Europe says proposals circulating in Brussels to extract 'financial contributions' from Big Tech would harm competition and disrupt economics of Internet traffic handling.

Eurobites: Ericsson updates on 5G subs
News Analysis | 8/31/2022

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Virgin Media O2 CEO calls for VAT cut on social tariffs; Eir numbers slip in Q2; Orange looks to Comarch for billing systems.

Starlink hit with global outage
News Analysis | 8/30/2022

Starlink was out for a few hours overnight, coming back online Tuesday morning. Ironically, the outage comes days after SpaceX and T-Mobile touted a plan to eliminate cellular network dead zones in the US.

Navajo Nation urges FCC to approve Sacred Wind sale to ATN
News Analysis | 8/30/2022

Navajo representatives told the FCC that ATN's acquisition of Sacred Wind will 'greatly benefit the Navajo People' and accelerate broadband expansion to unserved regions.

UK to bus in 'thousands' of foreign workers for fiber – report
News Analysis | 8/30/2022

Home secretary Priti Patel willing to fast track skilled workers through the immigration system to speed up deployment of 'gigabit-capable' networks.

Iliad hails strong first half with eye on challenges ahead
News Analysis | 8/30/2022

The group keeps a 'vigilant eye' on volatile financial and energy markets.

ZTE hikes earnings 12% on growth across the board
News Analysis | 8/30/2022

China's no.2 telecom vendor says digital transformation, investment in infrastructure and projects like the east-west computing scheme will bring opportunity.

Corning, AT&T to build a new plant for fiber optical cable
News Analysis | 8/30/2022

With financial help from AT&T, Corning's plant near Phoenix is expected to open in 2024, support about 250 jobs and add critical capacity amid record demand for fiber.

Eurobites: Orange chooses Equinix for telco cloud boost
News Analysis | 8/30/2022

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Italy's new cloud infrastructure joint venture selects a CEO; KPN extends SD-WAN offer; WightFibre switches off copper network.

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