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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.

Ciena's Brian Lavallée on Tonga's tussle with a broken submarine cable
LRTV Interviews | 3/31/2022

Brian Lavallee joins the podcast to explain why this particular severing of an undersea cable had such an impact on Tonga's network, how satellite connectivity provided a temporary backup for the island state and advancements being made in submarine network services.

Nokia lab powers the future of PON, FWA
News Analysis | 3/30/2022

Nokia showed its lab to Light Reading and discussed its approach to 25G PON, beacon devices for mesh Wi-Fi home networks, fixed wireless access (FWA) technologies and more.

New Census data illustrates broadband lifts and headwinds for cable operators
News Analysis | 3/30/2022

Slow population growth crimped broadband subscriber growth at Comcast and Charter, while producing a 'meaningful headwind' for Altice USA and a 'significant tailwind' for Cable One, an analysis of new Census data finds.

Penn to step down as Telstra chief
News Analysis | 3/30/2022

Telstra CEO Andy Penn steps down to make way for CFO Vicki Brady.

Swiss Salt says an IPO is off the agenda for now
News Analysis | 3/30/2022

Swiss operator reports buoyant mobile growth, but questions remain over FTTH plans.

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.

When will DOCSIS 4.0 be ready for prime time?
News Analysis | 3/29/2022

Estimates vary as networks are prepared for the new platform, but cable industry experts expect to see deployments underway by 2025.

Rural broadband gets $600M in proposed Biden budget
Broadband World News | 3/29/2022

The budget proposal also includes $25 million for rural co-ops to refinance Rural Utilities Services loan debt and upgrade their networks.

Brazilian operators facing mobster threat – report
News Analysis | 3/29/2022

Claro, Oi, TIM Brasil and Vivo are said to be losing home broadband business to new ISPs set up by criminal gangs.

Starry nears its NYSE debut
News Analysis | 3/28/2022

Fixed wireless specialist will begin trading under the 'STRY' ticker on Tuesday following SPAC deal with FirstMark Horizon. Amid an ambitious expansion plan, Starry ended 2021 with 63,230 subscribers.

TIM's enterprise unit attracts investor interest
News Analysis | 3/28/2022

CVC Capital Partners has made an offer for a minority stake in TIM's yet-to-be created enterprise services unit.

Construction starts on open access fiber network in Montana
Broadband World News | 3/28/2022

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.

Eurobites: Shareholders put the heat back on Ericsson execs over Iran scandal
News Analysis | 3/28/2022

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Spotify suspends service in Russia; Netflix invests in South African productions; Zen rides on CityFibre network nationwide.

ACA Connects urges FCC to avoid 'extraneous requirements' for new broadband labels
News Analysis | 3/25/2022

Group that represents small and midsized broadband service providers suggests its constituents will need a year or more to comply with the new rules due to the operational complexities involved.

MyBundle.TV prepares to merge onto the 'FAST' lane
News Analysis | 3/25/2022

New free, ad-supported streaming capability is emerging as MyBundle.TV's base of partners expands to 84 that service a combined 8.8 million broadband customers.

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

Frontier's streamlined broadband pricing has upper hand on cable rivals – analyst
News Analysis | 3/24/2022

Meanwhile, Frontier is facing macroeconomic headwinds amid its fiber buildout, but the telco has made solid progress about a year after emerging from bankruptcy, says MoffettNathanson analyst Nick Del Deo.

Eurobites: Vodafone, Nokia set course for marine-focused 5G in Plymouth
News Analysis | 3/24/2022

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: KKR wants to see TIM's books; Ghana extends SIM re-registration deadline; Google gives green light to Spotify's payment platform.

Vodafone taps Nokia for fixed SDN controller trials
News Analysis | 3/24/2022

Group moves ahead with ambition to apply principles of disaggregation and openness to fixed broadband networks.

Remote OLT sales activity spotlights cable's growing focus on fiber
News Analysis | 3/24/2022

Revenues for remote OLTs surged to $10 million in 2021, compared to just $300,000 in 2020, and are poised to more than double in 2022, according to Dell'Oro Group.

Starlink surpasses 250K residential and business subscribers
News Analysis | 3/23/2022

Meanwhile, Starlink, which has supplied 'thousands' of satellite broadband kits to Ukraine, is raising prices on hardware due to surging inflation.

Telecom needs to get ready for quantum computing, report warns
News Analysis | 3/23/2022

Of the report's many warnings: 'No online system can be trusted anymore because the current key establishment and key exchanges can be breached.'

Comcast's latest open source contribution centers on cybersecurity
News Analysis | 3/23/2022

Comcast's 'xGitGuard' tool uses AI and machine learning techniques to detect 'secrets' - such as API tokens and passwords - that might be inadvertently lurking in open source code.

Eurobites: Zain chooses Huawei as it looks to push the 5G envelope
News Analysis | 3/23/2022

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Tele2 commits to circularity; Telia issues euro 500 million green bond; Zoomed-out UK workers bang nails into caffeine's coffin.

NBN's fixed wireless access, satellite networks get $555M boost
News Analysis | 3/23/2022

The Australian federal government says it will tip a further A$480 million into the national broadband project, with NBN Co. adding another A$270 million.

Cox investment prompts Rhode Island reps to push for broadband council
Broadband World News | 3/22/2022

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.

FCC sets July 29 kickoff for 2.5GHz spectrum auction
News Analysis | 3/22/2022

T-Mobile is expected to be a key player in the auction of about 8,000 new, county-based overlay licenses of unassigned 2.5GHz midband spectrum.

Charter goes big at the edge
News Analysis | 3/22/2022

Charter's Spectrum Enterprise unit is putting more emphasis on the higher end of the market with Enterprise Network Edge, a platform that features advanced security and SD-WAN capabilities.

Eurobites: OneWeb turns to SpaceX as Russian rocket deal misfires
News Analysis | 3/22/2022

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Cellnex sells French towers; Iskratel targets UK FTTH market; Swisscom will kill 3G in 2025.

Apple recovers from massive outage
News Analysis | 3/21/2022

Several Apple services, including its app store, Apple TV+, iCloud, Maps and Apple Music were temporarily knocked out on Monday.

Cable also fitting into the fiber frenzy
News Analysis | 3/21/2022

Enhanced DOCSIS 3.1 and DOCSIS 4.0 still fit into many cable network roadmaps, but operators are also getting more aggressive with fiber-to-the-premises overlays and buildouts.

Retrobrands wants to revive the Nextel brand as an MVNO
News Analysis | 3/21/2022

A Sprint holding company is claiming trademark infringement and has filed a lawsuit to prevent a Nextel-branded mobile service from launching.

Global broadband prices rose during pandemic – study
Broadband World News | 3/21/2022

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.

CableLabs pushes case for coherent PON
News Analysis | 3/21/2022

CableLabs' Curtis Knittle says the 100-Gig capabilities supported by emerging C-PON systems will help cable operators reclaim optical spectrum and add capacity as network needs exceed what legacy tech can deliver.

Eurobites: CityFibre bags fresh £300M investment from Mubadala fund
News Analysis | 3/21/2022

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson continues stables-cleaning process; VEON employees tough it out in Ukraine; Nokia's patent applications rise.

CableLabs to host '10G Showcase' on April 27
News Analysis | 3/18/2022

Private event to feature strategy discussions, technology presentations and live demos. Industry sources say the demos will include both options for DOCSIS 4.0: Extended Spectrum DOCSIS and Full Duplex DOCSIS.

The Divide: Sacred Wind's John Badal on bringing broadband to Navajo Nation
LRTV Interviews | 3/18/2022

This week: John Badal, founder and CEO of Sacred Wind Communications, on how his company is closing the digital divide on Navajo lands in rural New Mexico.

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