Google Fiber is pursuing a license agreement to build a fiber network in Omaha that, if successful, will set up a fight with incumbents Cox and Lumen.
Airtel's edge computing platform is supported by IBM Cloud Satellite and Red Hat's OpenShift platform to bring secure, open cloud services to enterprise customers.
Tareq Amin, CEO of Rakuten Mobile and Rakuten Symphony, discusses how he got Symware from being a reference architecture to a shipping product, with plans to deploy 30,000 units in Rakuten Mobile's network in Japan.
Light Reading editors Kelsey Ziser, Mike Dano and Phil Harvey sign off from MWC with a ten-minute informal recap of the work week ended September 30.
More than a quarter of German households can now access fiber, but work lies ahead to meet the target of full gigabit coverage by 2030.
Mike Murphy is North American CTO for Ericsson, a top 5G vendor. He has a team figuring out the intersection of telecom and hyperscale cloud providers.
Matanuska Telecom Association recently launched a new leg of its terrestrial fiber network connecting Alaska and Chicago. Execs said it was necessary to 'avoid the Pacific Northwest.'
SpaceX and Globalstar are among the companies playing in the market for phone-to-satellite communications. But Brian Pemberton argues that Omnispace is the one to watch.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Teesdale gets the gigabit; Vodafone brings 4G to the Tube; Swisscom switches the lights off.
After the disaster that was Revenue Manager, the Swedish vendor has rethought its approach and its portfolio amid a broader restructuring.
With new state-backed investors China Telecom's Tianyi Cloud unit seeks a spinoff or IPO.
Google will issue refunds on Stadia hardware and games but stressed it's 'deeply committed to gaming.' That promise connects with a new product called Immersive Stream for Games that counts AT&T as a customer.
AWS wants telecom operators of all shapes and sizes to put their operations into its cloud, and Ishwar Parulkar, the company's chief technologist for telecom, said it is making progress.
Verizon's share of MWC Vegas' opening keynote focused on home broadband and entertainment experiences instead of mobile services.
Starry 'delivers a good product and generates good unit economics,' but investors will stay on sidelines until the FWA specialist resolves its long-term financing issues, MoffettNathanson says.
At DTW, executives from CSPs old and new provided insights into the challenges and opportunities of turning digital.
Service providers can move toward sustainable, profitable business models if they optimize and monetize the quality of experience they deliver to consumers and enterprises on behalf of OTT players. #sponsored
At the MWC Vegas trade show, 5G executives cheered the success of fixed wireless access (FWA) services. But they're also looking for the next big use case for 5G technology.
This week: FirstLight Fiber's Maura Mahoney, chief marketing officer, and Patrick Coughlin, chief development officer, talk about tackling the digital divide through fiber 'onramps and off ramps,' their work with local nonprofits and institutions and more.
This marks Ericsson's first entry into the US IoT market.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Europe braces for mobile network blackouts; Scott Petty made CTO at Vodafone; Proximus trumpets fiber expansion.
The deeper an operator goes into a public cloud, the harder it may be to get out of it.
T-Mobile for Business SVP Mishka Dehghan intros the carrier's move to package 5G solutions for businesses.
Vodafone Idea's massive debt may result in a delayed 5G launch as it struggles to clear dues and close vendor deals.
The Oklahoma operator bought $32 million worth of Huawei's 4G equipment because it was far cheaper than similar gear from Nokia and Ericsson. Now, it's buying Ericsson's 5G-ready equipment.
NTT says it's deploying the largest open, municipal network CBRS deployment in the US, in partnership with the City of Las Vegas.
From Verizon to Comcast to Dish Network, Samsung is involved in a variety of high-profile 5G network buildouts. And that's just part of Derek Johnston's story.
As traditional pay-TV declined another 9.7% in the second quarter, the linear video model 'is hanging by a thread,' warns MoffettNathanson in its latest 'Cord-Cutting Monitor' report.
The three telcos are the first in the world to gain 'Running on ODA' status, but more are needed to keep momentum going.
Appointed to the top job at Orange Business Services this year, the former soccer professional aims to score big in cloud, data and cybersecurity.
Qualcomm expects to see commercial open RAN products running its silicon in the market by the second half of next year. That's important, according to analysts, as it indicates the company remains on track.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT opens new lab, hires customer experience boffins; Vodafone sets up software apprenticeships; T-Systems wants a slice of the EV charging action.
Vodafone subsidiary Vantage Towers turns out to be responsible for site-installation delays at Germany's newest mobile network.
Raw broadband speed is still important in the multi-gig era, but messaging from cable industry execs at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo zeroed in on network reliability and meeting elevated customer expectations.
Touting a 20-Gig test and 'journey' toward a symmetrical 100-Gig future, Google Fiber plans to 'dramatically expand our multi-gigabit tiers' in the coming months, says unit CEO Dinni Jain.
According to a new report, Ericsson's recent legal wins at the United States International Trade Commission could strengthen its position against Apple in the company's patent battle.
Mike Dano explains how Helium Mobile's MVNO will work and which new and noteworthy elements Helium Mobile will bring into the US wireless industry.
Midco and GCI are among the operators that will push the limits with DOCSIS 3.1 before considering a bigger leap to DOCSIS 4.0.
The smartphone chipset giant sets its sights on the automotive market, touting support by a wide range of car manufacturers for its Snapdragon Digital Chassis.
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Federated Wireless said it is now officially packaging its Private Wireless-as-a-Service offering. It will showcase the service in its new headquarters neighborhood, the massive National Landing redevelopment by real estate giant JBG Smith.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Sky launches new streaming option; Proximus goes a-slicing in Belgium; Nokia, Du combine on carrier aggregation.
The Iranian government is restricting Internet and mobile access in response to nationwide protests. Whether Starlink can help is unclear.
As the telecom industry's reliance on the public cloud continues to grow, so does the risk of being tied to one provider.
Launch of Charter's pay-TV app on Comcast's initial family of smart TVs comes as both operators to rev up plans for a national streaming joint venture.
Springing from a Christian-based broadcast television network, Trilogy 5G hopes to build a private wireless networking business at the intersection of 5G and ATSC 3.0 technology.
NextWave first gained widespread notoriety in the 1990s by bidding heavily in the FCC's PCS spectrum auction. Now it's back with a 2.5GHz private wireless network covering New York City.
Mark Trudeau, the founder and CEO of OpenVault, said speed tier upgrades among customers on the FCC's Affordable Connectivity Program is what likely drove usage in that group higher than the average in Q2 2022.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: European telcos bang on about Big Tech, again; CityFibre likes UK government's Growth Plan; Ericsson clarifies Russia business.
India proposes sweeping changes, including bringing OTTs under licensing and limiting the regulator's power, through the draft Telecom Bill 2022.
Charter is developing a 'proof of concept' showing a converged core, based on 3GPP, that can work with wired networks. 'That doesn't exist today,' says Charter's Manish Jindal.
Guy Sucharczuk, CommScope's top access networks exec, believes cable ops could end up using both Extended Spectrum DOCSIS and Full Duplex DOCSIS in their DOCSIS 4.0 networks. 'You're going to use the best tool to get what you need,' he says.
Light Reading editors get together for an informal recap of what's happened during the work week ended September 23, 2022.
Spending for on-premise and cloud collaboration services grew 8% year-over-year (YoY) for Q2 2022, and hit nearly $15 billion per quarter.
DigitalBridge CEO Marc Ganzi now owns $5.8 million of his company's shares, having raised that investment by almost $1 million during the month of September alone.
The deployment of 5G core and the transition to 5G standalone (SA) operation - i.e., 5G without a dependency on 4G - is proving harder and taking longer than many in the industry had anticipated.
Light Reading's Jeff Baumgartner and Nicole Ferraro, and Omdia's Jaimie Lenderman discuss takeaways from the SCTE Cable-Tec Expo in Philadelphia, where vendors and operators shared network upgrade strategies, pondered PON and more.
This week in broadband builds: Spectrum gets millions more in 'GREAT' grants; ReConnect awards $502 million; Yellowstone Fiber live in Montana; NTIA awards $29 million for Alaskan tribes; Cajun Broadband breaks ground – and more.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: OneWeb brings connectivity to superyachts; the digital divide and what to do about it; Iran blocks the Internet.
The telecom industry revealed its hopes and fears about change and the cloud at the TM Forum's first bash in Denmark, and there was even a naked Dane.
Incognito's Director of Product Management, Jeevithan Muttu, joined Omdia's Principal Analyst, Jaimie Lenderman, at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2022 in Philadelphia to discuss how they are helping service providers accelerate the transition to next-generation fiber and 5G networks by centralizing and automating network management processes. #sponsored
Customer IDs, phone numbers and passport details exposed in biggest hack of Australian telco.
JHICC will supply Huawei with processors and NSI will provide radio frequency components, a move that will allow the Chinese vendor to continue selling telecom equipment globally.
Grant Spellmeyer, the new CEO of ACA Connects, explores the opportunities and challenges ahead for independent cable ops that intend to participate in the $42.45 billion Broadband Equity, Access and Deployment (BEAD) program.
Mobilise CEO says the new iPhone will signal the end of SIM cards.
Light Reading connects with CableLabs President and CEO Phil McKinney to discuss the winners of the first '10G Challenge,' a contest to find innovative use cases for multi-gig speeds, low latency and enhanced security.
Operator slams Communications Workers Union for 'reckless course of action' as pay dispute escalates.
T-Mobile has said it expects to have 7 million to 8 million fixed wireless access (FWA) customers by 2025. But that may be the start of a much larger plan.
This week: Jessica Epley, vice president of regulatory and external affairs at Ziply Fiber, joins the podcast to discuss the company's rural buildouts, federal funding and why permit reform is one key to closing the digital divide.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: more holograms ahoy; FiberCop partners with BrainBox; Ericsson touts AI apps for network troubleshooting.
The names of Russian companies, including one on the US sanctions list, have been removed from the O-RAN Alliance membership page.
Backed by new owners, Australian fiber player brings capacity and diversity to remote northwest and northern regions.
Deutsche Telekom, Orange, Telefonica and Vodafone, working alongside tech company Matsuko, want to make holographic calls as easy as traditional ones.
The Norwegian incumbent says it has deployed so much traditional 5G equipment that open RAN is unlikely to figure prominently in its plans.
Charter's private DOCSIS 4.0 tech demo showed a six-amplifier cascade powered by production silicon delivering 8.3 Gbit/s downstream and between 5.3 Gbit/s to 5.5 Gbit/s in the upstream.
Chris Winfrey, currently Charter's COO, will succeed Tom Rutledge as president and CEO effective December 1. Rutledge will continue as executive chairman and stick with the board through 2023.
Comcast plans to use Samsung's 5G radios for a wireless network, but the cable company did not say how many it might use and when its customers might be able to access its 5G network.
Curtis Knittle, VP of wired technologies at CableLabs, offers an update on the cable industry's pursuit of coherent optics, including potential deployment scenarios and when the technology might be put to use.
A new startup promises to give wireless network operators complete control over their eSIM ecosystem, a strategy that stands as an alternative to existing SIM providers like Giesecke & Devrient.
The company building a fourth mobile network in the US has a high-profile deal with AWS, but most of its customers seem to rely on Azure.
Enterprises have fully moved their IT stack into the cloud, and network infrastructure is next. Dave Ward, PacketFabric's CEO, joins Light Reading to discuss the need for serious positive disruption in telecom, the flexibility of a cloud-native network and how PacketFabric delivers real-time connectivity anywhere you want to go. #sponsored
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone monitors smart cities progress; Ericsson plugs IoT for buildings; Virgin Media O2 highlights vacation roaming savings.
During Q2, Dell'Oro's Mauricio Sanchez said that 'both SASE's components, SSE and SD-WAN, saw more than 30% growth, showing enterprises value SASE's network and security transformation benefits.'
Government's PLI scheme-driven new announcements, like Vedanta-Foxconn $20 billion plant, have given a much-needed fillip to the Indian chipmaking ecosystem.
To successfully deploy edge computing solutions, CSPs must find partners that can help them fill in the gap between what enterprises need and what the CSPs are offering. #sponsored
Network operator Southern Linc is a subsidiary of utility provider Southern Company. It offers service in territories where Southern Company owns electric utilities – and that's no longer Florida.
Comcast has accelerated its deployment of a distributed access architecture as it starts to set the stage to offer symmetrical, multi-gig services to tens of millions of homes by 2025, exec says.
Comcast's David Watson and Liberty Global's Michael Fries discussed the industry 'talent gap,' network upgrade strategies and cable's 'existential' moment in a fireside chat at the SCTE Cable-Tec Expo this morning.
Hurricane Fiona knocked out wireline Internet services to hundreds of thousands of subscribers in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. And the storm shut down roughly 23.5% of the cell sites in those areas, too.
Ambitious plan to provide earthquake warnings and track climate change must first tackle funding and collaboration issues.
Nova Labs plans to offer mobile smartphone services under the Helium Mobile brand starting in the first quarter of next year. Customers will be able to access the T-Mobile network and the Helium network.
Through 'Big Apple Connect,' New York will subsidize Altice and Charter to deliver free service to NYCHA residents. Verizon is TBD, said the city.
Having disrupted India's telecom market, Reliance Jio is preparing to sell its platforms to other companies.
The automation unit of Ciena is touting its support for 5G network slicing and backing a new multicloud initiative.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: MTN Nigeria launches 5G services with Ericsson; France's FANG challenge proves toothless; Orange opens 5G test lab in Cote d'Ivoire.
Comcast said it has successfully tested an FDX Amplifier that will enable the operator to deploy symmetrical multi-gigabit DOCSIS 4.0 technology across its widespread HFC network.
Omdia Analysts Pablo Tomasi and Anna Ahrens explain why the manufacturing industry, oft cited as fertile ground for 5G, hasn't been that excited about private 5G network adoption.
Biden administration officials are in the midst of developing a national spectrum strategy. And officials at the FCC are eying the 12.7GHz-13.25GHz spectrum band for a possible 5G push.
The company building a 'greenfield' open RAN network in Germany has blamed one of its suppliers for a delay to the rollout of 1,000 5G sites.
Wireless industry is pushing California Governor Gavin Newsom to sign a bill enabling the state to award broadband grants on a 'technology-neutral basis.'
Also in this news roundup: CommScope streamlines support for Android TV and RDK, vendors trot out 1.8GHz network gear and a potential path to DOCSIS 4.0.
Bob Gold, the PR guy who's been representing cable tech companies since the late 1990s, joins the podcast to play a game of 'Remember When' as his agency reaches its silver anniversary.
Harmonic's new remote device for distributed access networks is designed to support remote PHY, remote MACPHY along with PON and DOCSIS 4.0 access networks.
From spectrum to branding to phones, here are some of the key public details that T-Mobile, AT&T and Verizon have released about their ongoing upgrades to the midband version of 5G.
Kyrio's new 'ARC Hotspot' platform automatically shifts all of a home's Wi-Fi connected devices to a mobile hotspot when the primary broadband link goes down.
Light Reading editors Kelsey Ziser, Nicole Ferraro and Mike Dano join sentient vanilla latte Phil Harvey for an informal recap of what's happened during the work week ended September 16, 2022.
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) is a basic routing protocol used to exchange information among various networks on the Internet. Many argue it's not secure, but there's disagreement on what to do about that.
The company says they're delivering a replacement for MPLS and SD-WAN via the Graphiant Network Edge.
Federated Wireless CTO offers his views on how Wi-Fi 6E proliferation can lead to better performing Wi-Fi networks.
South Korean behemoth targets Scope 1 and Scope 2 net zero carbon emissions across all its global operations by 2050.
Companies that violate the new Cyber Resilience Act could face fines of up to euro 15 million or 2.5% of annual revenue.
Kaloom earlier this month announced another $21 million in funding. The six-year-old startup plans to use the cash to expand its sales and flesh out its product portfolio.
Supporting both geostationary satellite and cellular links, the satellite broadband company's new 'HughesNet Fusion' option is first being introduced in parts of the southeast US.
Light Reading's Jeff Baumgartner and Nicole Ferraro and Heavy Reading's Alan Breznick chew the fat on what they think will go down in Philly at Cable-Tec Expo. Tangible updates on cable's readiness for DOCSIS 4.0 seems a given...
Operators are wrestling with multiple technical challenges as they deploy the variant of the technology dubbed 'real 5G.'
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefonica fined for takeover transgressions; Cellnex goes tech talent-spotting; Nokia wins one in Brazil.
Airtel and IBM are offering an alternative for businesses to cloud services that may take data out of India, and may not meet data sovereignty requirements.
Despite outcry from the East Carroll community, Cable One says Sparklight will persist with challenging Conexon's $4 million grant to build broadband.
Light Reading's Mike Dano explains why T-Mobile now claims to be the biggest wireless network operator in the world, and weighs in on the new iPhone 14 and its satellite connectivity feature.
Comcast's Brian Roberts said he'd be open to buying 100% of Hulu if the opportunity arose. On the broadband front, there 'are a lot of flaws with fixed wireless,' he said.
AT&T said it plans to offer 5 Gbit/s fiber services across 100,000 homes in a Phoenix suburb. The effort represents a new gambit by AT&T, which previously only built fiber in its existing copper markets.
As Copenhagen gets ready to host the TM Forum's big bash, the telecom industry is in need of a reality check.
Telco software company Optiva aims to speed time to market for new 4G and 5G services.
After two years of growth, mobile average revenue per user (ARPU) is back in decline for 5G operators in South Korea, with subscription and revenue stalled.
Marc DeBevoise, Brightcove's new CEO, joins the podcast to discuss his plans and vision for the company, what's surprised him about the evolution of the streaming market and why 4K is still a drop in the overall streaming bucket.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Wi-Fi 6E trial in Portugal; Arm serves up new chip design; Liquid rents space on Eutelsat Konnect satellite.
"It's a lot cheaper to do DOCSIS 4.0 than it is to do a fiber overbuild," said Charter Chairman and CEO Tom Rutledge.
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.
Verizon doesn't expect to reverse its customer losses until Q1 of next year. Meanwhile, AT&T and T-Mobile continue racking up historic customer gains.
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.
Extreme Networks and startups like Nile join Juniper Networks and HPE in challenging the enterprise networking market's 800-pound gorilla.
LG claims the industry is 'one step closer' to realizing 6G speeds of 1 Tbit/s in both indoor and outdoor urban areas.
US search giant Google has failed to overturn a euro 4.3B fine imposed by the European Commission, although the sum is trimmed to euro 4.1B.
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
According to the latest statistics from the CTIA trade group, there were a total of 418,887 operational cell sites across the US at the end of 2021.
The social media company's dwindling prospects explain why shareholders are desperate to consummate a $44 billion deal, and why Musk wants out.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom integrates mobile network with Teams; Telecom Italia digitizes truckers; OneWeb delivers connectivity to Kazakhstan.
The international carrier part of Belgium's Proximus is pushing into cloud communications even as it enjoys a post-COVID-19 revival.
Outages are a recurring problem in a country where the administration orders shutdowns of wireless networks to control developing law and order situations.
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.
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.
'Ligado Networks ... is not intending to move forward with its trial deployment in northern Virginia,' the company wrote to the FCC, following a US government report warning of possible GPS interference.
AT&T first introduced its 3G Metrocell femtocell in 2010. Earlier this year the operator began selling a new Cell Booster femtocell from Nokia in an effort to shift customers off its 3G network.
ECTA wants to ensure Open Internet principles and the EU regulatory framework are retained.
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.
Virtualization company pays an $8 million settlement after authorities charge it with fiddling the numbers.
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.
The US software company has been confirmed this week as the provider of a new "standalone" 5G core for the German network.
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.
Iain Morris explains why Germany's reliance on Russian energy sources, plus the use of networking technology from Huawei, could present some serious problems now and in the long term for German service providers.
Meanwhile, data shows the program is still only reaching 36.5% of eligible households and could run out of funds by March 2025.
Amid major consolidation, and rumors of more, a wide range of satellite players including SpaceX, Rivada and Sateliot are looking for ways to raise more funds or push their strategy forward.
Quartet of senior execs to stand aside in latest reshuffle by new CEO Heydemann.
The project aims to develop the AI-on-demand platform with an initial euro 9 million ($9.1 million) in funding.
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine found that Ligado's planned 5G network will not interfere with 'most commercially produced' devices. But is that good enough?
In the absence of plug-and-play capability, operators may either need to spend money on 'reaggregators' or even stick with single-vendor solutions.
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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.
Vodafone Idea has a massive debt of $24 billion and has been trying to acquire investment for the last several years.
T-Mobile's board this week authorized a $14 billion stock buyback effort over the course of the next 12 months, which can include up to $3 billion through the end of 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 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.
'Becoming an analyst' is a new journey for me, but it is also the continuing story of my trek through mobile technology.
Duo claims a world first commercial launch of guaranteed service levels for FWA home broadband users using 5G standalone.
Sampath Sowmyanarayan recently took control of Verizon's massive business organization. Now he's working to make his mark.
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.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: OneWeb teams up with Telstra; Arqiva, MediaKind tackle headend operations; French fiber latest.
A roadmap for South Africa to shut 2G and 3G networks over the next three years, to focus on newer technologies, has met with mixed reactions from analysts.
US companies will be free to mingle with sanctioned Chinese and Russian organizations after a Department of Commerce update this week.
Telecom service providers have been pressing the government to regulate OTTs and ensure a level playing field for several years.
OTTs carry more than 70% of all internet data, and are the biggest investors in new cable systems. Google and Meta are the most aggressive investors in subsea.
Light Reading's Jeff Baumgartner discusses the rise of independent suppliers of operating systems for smart TVs, and what their entry into the market could mean for incumbent suppliers. In addition, we take a look at Comcast and Charter's mobile strategies.
European trials start soon but Vodafone exec warns it could take years before service becomes a mass market proposition.
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.
Data from Dell'Oro shows that Samsung, Fujitsu and NEC lead the market, as France's Orange welcomes NEC into its trial network.
Cyber Resilience Act could impose fines of up to euro 15 million ($14.9 million) for serious violations of new rules.
AT&T's Chris Sambar said the operator is powering down midband 5G radios at night, leaving lowband operating. His goal is to reduce a $1.6 billion power bill.
Ulf Andersson, former Ericsson and MobiledgeX exec, now heads Falcon V Systems, a cable-backed startup focused on 'open' distributed access architecture.
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.
Apple fanboys who hoped for mobile broadband in the outback will be sorely disappointed, but it probably won't stop them buying the 14 Pro.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom sounds a warning; OneWeb steers a course for autonomous shipping; more boxes from Nokia, ADVA.
Apple announced its new iPhone 14, which will have support for Globalstar satellite connections, more eSIM usability, and support for Dish Network's Band 70 spectrum.
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.
The US has over 53% of global operational hyperscale infrastructure. Virginia alone has over a third (35%) of US hyperscale capacity, concentrated mainly along the border with Washington DC.
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.
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.
Siemens MindConnect Software Agent and Zscaler Private Access climb on board to expand capabilities of Finnish supplier's on-prem mission critical industrial edge compute solution.
Reports say political uncertainty surrounding the election on September 25 suggests that a delay to CDP and Open Fiber's bid for TIM's fixed grid is appropriate.
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.
Heavily reliant on Russian gas and Chinese technology, Europe's biggest operator must pray the lights and the basestations stay on.
Congress has already allocated $1.9 billion to finance the removal of Huawei and ZTE equipment from US networks, but the companies involved in the effort say that's not enough. Analysts expect more funding this fall.
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.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EE upgrades 5G; Gulf states clamp down on Netflix; Nokia sharpens its industrial edge.
Besides being satellite-capable, the new Mate phones are also the first to be equipped with Huawei's Hongmeng 3.0 OS, and Huawei's own hardened Kunlun Glass, claimed to be ten times more resistant to breakage.
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.
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 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.
Omdia's James Crawshaw joins the podcast to explain how OSS/BSS thrived during the pandemic, and why service providers are investing in automation and CX.
The UK operator is a hotchpotch of old and new technologies, but all that could change this decade.
Sources tell Reuters that the Qatar-based group is in talks with Singapore-based The One Matrix Ventures (TOMV).
Betacom's Brian Watkins says the new private wireless 5G network for Teltech Group is cheaper than offerings from Amazon and more capable than Wi-Fi.
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.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Irish data watchdog fines Meta; BT brings connectivity to Scottish wind farms; Nokia bolsters DCspine.
Huawei's William Tian took to the IFA stage to tout the company's products and latest phones. But he did little to address struggles the company faces.
Bid by German billionaire Hakan Koc faces further delay as concerns over national security linger on.
Innovation Minister Vittorio Colao says Italy needs a stronger national telecoms network, but warns that competition must be preserved.
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.
A merger between the two small broadband operators could be a sign of what's to come in a market brimming with fiber investors.
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.
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.
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.
Verizon purchased 12 licenses across nine counties in the FCC's 2.5GHz spectrum auction, for $1.5 million. Analysts are calling it a mistake.
Nokia will help open network provider Eurofibre expand its footprint in Belgium, Germany, France and the Netherlands.
With more than $4 billion in backlogged orders, Ciena's CEO said that demand has never been better. But will customers wait around while the supply chain drama continues?
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.
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.
Energy-efficient technology is in vogue in the telecom sector, but the ICT sector is forecast to be an even bigger contributor to carbon emissions by 2040.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telenet fined for storm failings; Vodacom Tanzania flicks 5G switch; Salt promotes device recycling.
Private 5G is set bring new capabilities to enterprise wireless networks. But which kinds of organizations can benefit from Private 5G? And what roles can telcos play in this market? Oded Ringer, HPE's worldwide portfolio strategy lead, joins Light Reading to discuss lessons learned. #sponsored
T-Mobile accounted for 71% of all spending in the FCC's Auction 108 of 2.5GHz spectrum in mostly rural parts of the US, and acquired fully 90% of all the licenses sold in the auction.
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.
SpaceX, AST SpaceMobile, T-Mobile, Iridium and others are among the companies working to connect smartphones to satellites. But it's not clear how this race to the 'final frontier' will play out.
UK chip designer accuses Qualcomm of misuse and wants certain Nuvia designs destroyed and (unspecified) financial compensation.
Optical equipment maker Ciena says it was unable to meet customer demand because of component shortages, but guides for improvements next year.
Management, labor ministry and unions have until September 20 to find solutions to a dispute over pay and conditions.
Study from Navi illustrates how Charter and Comcast have been outperforming incumbent mobile operators in a segment focused on entry-level and value plans.
Glidr CEO Adam Tom and Product Director Christopher Lee join the podcast to discuss how the startup's app uses social media smarts to remedy a paradox of choice that's sweeping the ever-expanding market for video streaming services.
Hillel Kobrinsky, chief strategy officer and co-founder of DriveNets, joined the podcast with an update on how the networking company plans to invest its new Series C round of funding, and how the company's focus on virtualization software is impacting innovation and sales cycles with its service provider customers.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone draws power from ammonia; Ericsson's new radio saves energy; BT, Warner Bros. Discovery close TV sport deal.
The social media company behind the Snapchat application will dump many initiatives as it tries to head off massive losses.
Market leader Maxis Communications and U Mobile will not take a stake in the state-backed wholesaler, DNB, Reuters reported Wednesday.