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Google Fiber puts Omaha on its target list
News Analysis | 9/30/2022

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.

IBM's Steve Goetz: Enhancing the edge with Bharti Airtel
LRTV Interviews | 9/30/2022

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.

Rakuten Mobile's Tareq Amin: Symware celebration
LRTV Interviews | 9/30/2022

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.

The Notebook Dump: Chips and salsa for the win
LRTV Documentaries | 9/30/2022

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.

Is German fiber finally gaining Fahrt?
News Analysis | 9/30/2022

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.

Debating the role of hyperscalers in 5G
DanoVision | 9/30/2022

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.

MTA boosts latency, resilience with fiber route to Chicago
News Analysis | 9/30/2022

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.'

Omnispace: Another player in the phone-to-satellite market
LRTV Interviews | 9/30/2022

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.

Eurobites: Ericsson, O2 Telefónica demo 5G wireless backhaul in Germany
News Analysis | 9/30/2022

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Teesdale gets the gigabit; Vodafone brings 4G to the Tube; Swisscom switches the lights off.

How Ericsson has been cleaning up its BSS mess
News Analysis | 9/30/2022

After the disaster that was Revenue Manager, the Swedish vendor has rethought its approach and its portfolio amid a broader restructuring.

China telco cloud is soaring on fresh govt, enterprise demand
News Analysis | 9/30/2022

With new state-backed investors China Telecom's Tianyi Cloud unit seeks a spinoff or IPO.

It's game over for Google's Stadia
News Analysis | 9/29/2022

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.

At MWC, AWS trumpets momentum in pursuit of telecom business
LRTV Interviews | 9/29/2022

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.

At MWC, Verizon unwraps upgraded FWA receiver and 5G gaming gambit
News Analysis | 9/29/2022

Verizon's share of MWC Vegas' opening keynote focused on home broadband and entertainment experiences instead of mobile services.

Starry has solid potential, but financing needs fixing – analyst
News Analysis | 9/29/2022

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.

Dragons, tuna and Lego: the strange world of telco transformation
News Analysis | 9/29/2022

At DTW, executives from CSPs old and new provided insights into the challenges and opportunities of turning digital.

Telcos must pivot to app quality of experience focus as OTT traffic floods networks – Sandvine
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase | 9/29/2022

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

FWA is a success. Now the hunt is on for the next big 5G use case
DanoVision | 9/29/2022

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.

The Divide: How FirstLight is connecting communities with middle-mile fiber
LRTV Interviews | 9/29/2022

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.

Ericsson and KORE enter US market with IoT platform
LRTV Interviews | 9/29/2022

This marks Ericsson's first entry into the US IoT market.

Eurobites: Deutsche Telekom launches own-brand 5G phones
News Analysis | 9/29/2022

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Europe braces for mobile network blackouts; Scott Petty made CTO at Vodafone; Proximus trumpets fiber expansion.

Public cloud holds perils, and don't expect an 'open' RAN with it
Morris Lore | 9/29/2022

The deeper an operator goes into a public cloud, the harder it may be to get out of it.

T-Mobile's Mishka Dehghan: Simplifying 5G apps in four huge industries
LRTV Interviews | 9/29/2022

T-Mobile for Business SVP Mishka Dehghan intros the carrier's move to package 5G solutions for businesses.

Financial problems may delay 5G for India's Vodafone Idea
News Analysis | 9/29/2022

Vodafone Idea's massive debt may result in a delayed 5G launch as it struggles to clear dues and close vendor deals.

Pine Cellular to rip out Huawei gear and replace with Ericsson
News Analysis | 9/28/2022

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 and Las Vegas launch largest private 5G network in US
LRTV Interviews | 9/28/2022

NTT says it's deploying the largest open, municipal network CBRS deployment in the US, in partnership with the City of Las Vegas.

Samsung's Johnston upbeat on opportunities at MWC Vegas
LRTV Interviews | 9/28/2022

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.

Pay-TV picture worsens as sub losses hit 1.9M in Q2
News Analysis | 9/28/2022

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.

Vodafone, Jio, Axiata get ball rolling on TMF's ODA program
News Analysis | 9/28/2022

The three telcos are the first in the world to gain 'Running on ODA' status, but more are needed to keep momentum going.

Orange's Mousnier-Lompre kicks off latest enterprise overhaul
News Analysis | 9/28/2022

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 touts its progress in open RAN
News Analysis | 9/28/2022

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.

Eurobites: BT tops the takeover target pile, says Bloomberg survey
News Analysis | 9/28/2022

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.

Vantage as 1&1's problem supplier is bad news for Vodafone
News Analysis | 9/28/2022

Vodafone subsidiary Vantage Towers turns out to be responsible for site-installation delays at Germany's newest mobile network.

Cable broadband: More than a speed saga
News Analysis | 9/27/2022

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.

Google Fiber is about to go big with the Gigs
News Analysis | 9/27/2022

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.

Ericsson gets closer to banning Apple's 5G iPhones in the US
News Analysis | 9/27/2022

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.

What's the story? Helium Mobile's high hopes for MVNO
LRTV Interviews | 9/27/2022

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.

Some cable ops will play the waiting game with DOCSIS 4.0
News Analysis | 9/27/2022

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.

Qualcomm sells a story of in-car inevitability
News Analysis | 9/27/2022

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.

Using automation to enhance the broadband evolution
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase | 9/27/2022

Increased network complexity requires solutions that can help cable operators automatically manage tasks of planning, deploying, and monitoring their networks in the most optimal way, without compromising on cost-efficiency or performance. #sponsored

With a new HQ, Federated Wireless touts private wireless progress
News Analysis | 9/27/2022

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.

Eurobites: Sports streamer DAZN adds Eleven to the team
News Analysis | 9/27/2022

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Sky launches new streaming option; Proximus goes a-slicing in Belgium; Nokia, Du combine on carrier aggregation.

Telecom services severely restricted in Iran amid protests
News Analysis | 9/27/2022

The Iranian government is restricting Internet and mobile access in response to nationwide protests. Whether Starlink can help is unclear.

Telcos have no easy escape from public cloud lock-in
News Analysis | 9/27/2022

As the telecom industry's reliance on the public cloud continues to grow, so does the risk of being tied to one provider.

Charter launches Spectrum TV app on XClass TVs
News Analysis | 9/26/2022

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.

Trinity Broadcasting Network to merge 5G and ATSC 3.0 with Trilogy spinoff
News Analysis | 9/26/2022

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 returns with private wireless networking gambit in 2.5GHz
News Analysis | 9/26/2022

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.

OpenVault CEO on why ACP customers are such big data users
LRTV Interviews | 9/26/2022

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.

Eurobites: Telefónica and Qualcomm hold hands, skip into the metaverse
News Analysis | 9/26/2022

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 far-reaching changes in telecom regulations
News Analysis | 9/26/2022

India proposes sweeping changes, including bringing OTTs under licensing and limiting the regulator's power, through the draft Telecom Bill 2022.

Charter exploring converged core, based on 3GPP, that can manage wired networks
News Analysis | 9/23/2022

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.

Cable ops will use both options for DOCSIS 4.0 – CommScope exec
LRTV Interviews | 9/23/2022

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.

The Notebook Dump: Ericsson acquires Vonage, national spectrum strategy, eSIM startup and Elvis impersonators
LRTV Interviews | 9/23/2022

Light Reading editors get together for an informal recap of what's happened during the work week ended September 23, 2022.

Cloud and hosted UC services outpace growth on-premise
News Analysis | 9/23/2022

Spending for on-premise and cloud collaboration services grew 8% year-over-year (YoY) for Q2 2022, and hit nearly $15 billion per quarter.

Ganzi raises his personal DigitalBridge bet to almost $6M
News Analysis | 9/23/2022

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.

Why is 5G SA taking so long?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 9/23/2022

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.

10G, PON and pandemic PR: Light Reading's super-official SCTE Cable-Tec Expo wrap™
LRTV Interviews | 9/23/2022

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.

The Buildout: More 'GREAT' news for Spectrum, Yellowstone Fiber goes live
News Analysis | 9/23/2022

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.

Eurobites: Orange teams up with Netskope for security at the edge
News Analysis | 9/23/2022

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.

DTW 2022: Telecom fear and loathing in Copenhagen
Morris Lore | 9/23/2022

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.

Next-gen Broadband Service Orchestration with Incognito: Driving service agility, subscriber experience and monetization
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase | 9/23/2022

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

Cyberattack breaches data of millions of Optus customers
News Analysis | 9/23/2022

Customer IDs, phone numbers and passport details exposed in biggest hack of Australian telco.

Huawei is reportedly rebuilding its telecom supply chain
News Analysis | 9/22/2022

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.

New ACA Connects CEO on drawing a bead on BEAD
LRTV Interviews | 9/22/2022

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.

Hard times for hardware SIMs
Guest Perspectives | 9/22/2022

Mobilise CEO says the new iPhone will signal the end of SIM cards.

CableLabs CEO digs into who met the '10G Challenge'
LRTV Interviews | 9/22/2022

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.

BT emergency call handlers set to join strike action
News Analysis | 9/22/2022

Operator slams Communications Workers Union for 'reckless course of action' as pay dispute escalates.

Here's what's next for T-Mobile's FWA business
News Analysis | 9/22/2022

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.

The Divide: Ziply VP chats rural fiber builds, permit reforms and micro-trenching
LRTV Interviews | 9/22/2022

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.

Eurobites: Ofcom launches probe into UK cloud services
News Analysis | 9/22/2022

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: more holograms ahoy; FiberCop partners with BrainBox; Ericsson touts AI apps for network troubleshooting.

O-RAN Alliance delists Russian firms, keeps Chinese
News Analysis | 9/22/2022

The names of Russian companies, including one on the US sanctions list, have been removed from the O-RAN Alliance membership page.

Vocus targets resources sector with $670M in cable builds
News Analysis | 9/22/2022

Backed by new owners, Australian fiber player brings capacity and diversity to remote northwest and northern regions.

European operators test-run holographic calls
News Analysis | 9/22/2022

Deutsche Telekom, Orange, Telefonica and Vodafone, working alongside tech company Matsuko, want to make holographic calls as easy as traditional ones.

Telenor says open RAN window is shrinking
News Analysis | 9/21/2022

The Norwegian incumbent says it has deployed so much traditional 5G equipment that open RAN is unlikely to figure prominently in its plans.

Charter advances on DOCSIS 4.0
News Analysis | 9/21/2022

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 to succeed Tom Rutledge as Charter CEO
News Analysis | 9/21/2022

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 to use Samsung radios for 'selective' 5G network buildout
News Analysis | 9/21/2022

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.

Cable connects with coherent optics
LRTV Interviews | 9/21/2022

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.

RiPSIM promises to show carriers the bright side of eSIMs
News Analysis | 9/21/2022

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.

Dish's biggest cloud turns out to be Microsoft, not AWS
News Analysis | 9/21/2022

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.

Flexible, cloud native networking is here
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase | 9/21/2022

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

Eurobites: Iliad founder Niel buys slice of Vodafone
News Analysis | 9/21/2022

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone monitors smart cities progress; Ericsson plugs IoT for buildings; Virgin Media O2 highlights vacation roaming savings.

Security and cloud app demands underpin SASE market growth
News Analysis | 9/21/2022

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.'

Vedanta-Foxconn plant boosts India's chipmaking industry
News Analysis | 9/21/2022

Government's PLI scheme-driven new announcements, like Vedanta-Foxconn $20 billion plant, have given a much-needed fillip to the Indian chipmaking ecosystem.

Productizing edge deployment
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 9/21/2022

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

Southern Linc plots exit from Florida
News Analysis | 9/20/2022

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 reaches 'second phase' of its DAA journey
News Analysis | 9/20/2022

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.

Cable industry pursues upgrades in face of its 'life or death' moment
News Analysis | 9/20/2022

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.

How Hurricane Fiona is affecting telecom networks
News Analysis | 9/20/2022

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.

Subsea players plot quake-detecting sensors
News Analysis | 9/20/2022

Ambitious plan to provide earthquake warnings and track climate change must first tackle funding and collaboration issues.

With T-Mobile MVNO deal, Helium Mobile to be 'world's first crypto carrier'
News Analysis | 9/20/2022

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.

Altice, Charter will deliver free broadband to NYC housing residents
News Analysis | 9/20/2022

Through 'Big Apple Connect,' New York will subsidize Altice and Charter to deliver free service to NYCHA residents. Verizon is TBD, said the city.

Jio follows Rakuten into vendor role as telco sector grows older
News Analysis | 9/20/2022

Having disrupted India's telecom market, Reliance Jio is preparing to sell its platforms to other companies.

Blue Planet's R&D push bears 5G fruit
News Analysis | 9/20/2022

The automation unit of Ciena is touting its support for 5G network slicing and backing a new multicloud initiative.

Eurobites: TalkTalk urges more action on FTTP take-up
News Analysis | 9/20/2022

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 says key ingredient for wide rollout of DOCSIS 4.0 and '10G' has passed the test
News Analysis | 9/20/2022

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.

The manufacturing industry's rocky road to private 5G
LRTV Interviews | 9/19/2022

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.

5G may expand into 12.7GHz-13.25GHz next
News Analysis | 9/19/2022

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.

German open RAN pioneer 1&1 hits six-month 5G rollout delay
News Analysis | 9/19/2022

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.

California bill would let wireless in on broadband grants
News Analysis | 9/19/2022

Wireless industry is pushing California Governor Gavin Newsom to sign a bill enabling the state to award broadband grants on a 'technology-neutral basis.'

SCTE Cable-Tec Expo roundup I: Comcast goes green, suppliers amped for DOCSIS 4.0
News Analysis | 9/19/2022

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.

Reminiscing with Bob Gold about cable milestones, Dan Aykroyd and media screwups
CxO Spotlight | 9/19/2022

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 goes network-agnostic with 'Pebble-2' module
News Analysis | 9/19/2022

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.

A closer look at the 5G midband buildouts of T-Mobile, AT&T and Verizon
DanoVision | 9/19/2022

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.

CableLabs' Kyrio unit tackles mobile hotspot automation
News Analysis | 9/16/2022

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.

The Notebook Dump: Broadband proliferation, chicanery and hotel soap
LRTV Documentaries | 9/16/2022

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.

Feds push for BGP security updates, but ISPs balk at mandates
News Analysis | 9/16/2022

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.

Graphiant's new spin on network-as-a-service
News Analysis | 9/16/2022

The company says they're delivering a replacement for MPLS and SD-WAN via the Graphiant Network Edge.

Making the most of Wi-Fi 6E
Guest Perspectives | 9/16/2022

Federated Wireless CTO offers his views on how Wi-Fi 6E proliferation can lead to better performing Wi-Fi networks.

Samsung tackles sins of emission with $50B R&D package
News Analysis | 9/16/2022

South Korean behemoth targets Scope 1 and Scope 2 net zero carbon emissions across all its global operations by 2050.

Is your device the weakest link? EU plans crackdown
News Analysis | 9/16/2022

Companies that violate the new Cyber Resilience Act could face fines of up to euro 15 million or 2.5% of annual revenue.

Flush with more funding, here's where Kaloom is going next
News Analysis | 9/16/2022

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.

Hughes debuts low-latency broadband that mixes satellite and cellular
News Analysis | 9/16/2022

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 super-official SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2022 PreviewTM
LRTV Interviews | 9/16/2022

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...

The slow march to standalone 5G
News Analysis | 9/16/2022

Operators are wrestling with multiple technical challenges as they deploy the variant of the technology dubbed 'real 5G.'

Eurobites: Orange signs up for LTE-M energy-saving program
News Analysis | 9/16/2022

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefonica fined for takeover transgressions; Cellnex goes tech talent-spotting; Nokia wins one in Brazil.

Airtel, IBM partner to offer edge cloud services in India
News Analysis | 9/16/2022

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.

Sparklight 'persisting' with grant challenge to Conexon in Louisiana
News Analysis | 9/15/2022

Despite outcry from the East Carroll community, Cable One says Sparklight will persist with challenging Conexon's $4 million grant to build broadband.

What's the story? '2022 is the year of T-Mobile'
LRTV Interviews | 9/15/2022

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 would explore Hulu buy, 'if it was up for sale,' CEO says
News Analysis | 9/15/2022

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.

Why AT&T's fiber gambit in Phoenix is worth watching
News Analysis | 9/15/2022

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.

Telecom fairy tales and the fall of ONAP
Morris Lore | 9/15/2022

As Copenhagen gets ready to host the TM Forum's big bash, the telecom industry is in need of a reality check.

Optiva steps up 5G charge with Google Cloud
News Analysis | 9/15/2022

Telco software company Optiva aims to speed time to market for new 4G and 5G services.

A concerning ARPU trend shows up in South Korea's 5G
News Analysis | 9/15/2022

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.

Brightcove CEO braces for the next big shift in streaming
CxO Spotlight | 9/15/2022

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.

Eurobites: Ireland's Enet in €50M fiber foray
News Analysis | 9/15/2022

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.

CEO says HFC upgrades are smarter for Charter
News Analysis | 9/14/2022

"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.

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.

Verizon CEO: Phone customer losses will continue in Q3
News Analysis | 9/14/2022

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.

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.

Nile, Extreme attack Cisco's enterprise networking biz
News Analysis | 9/14/2022

Extreme Networks and startups like Nile join Juniper Networks and HPE in challenging the enterprise networking market's 800-pound gorilla.

LG demos 320-meter wireless reach over tricky THz terrain
News Analysis | 9/14/2022

LG claims the industry is 'one step closer' to realizing 6G speeds of 1 Tbit/s in both indoor and outdoor urban areas.

Google loses bid to cancel monster EU fine
News Analysis | 9/14/2022

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.

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

US cell site count nears half a million
News Analysis | 9/14/2022

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.

Twitter shareholders drag Musk kicking and screaming to the altar
News Analysis | 9/14/2022

The social media company's dwindling prospects explain why shareholders are desperate to consummate a $44 billion deal, and why Musk wants out.

Eurobites: BICS, Thales combine on eSIMs for IoT devices
News Analysis | 9/14/2022

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom integrates mobile network with Teams; Telecom Italia digitizes truckers; OneWeb delivers connectivity to Kazakhstan.

Rebounding BICS plans for decline of roaming empire
News Analysis | 9/14/2022

The international carrier part of Belgium's Proximus is pushing into cloud communications even as it enjoys a post-COVID-19 revival.

Industry body urges India to control Internet shutdowns
News Analysis | 9/14/2022

Outages are a recurring problem in a country where the administration orders shutdowns of wireless networks to control developing law and order situations.

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.

Ligado cancels 5G network launch amid ongoing interference concerns
News Analysis | 9/13/2022

'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.

With 145,000 shipments, AT&T quietly updates femtocell biz
News Analysis | 9/13/2022

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 defends net neutrality in OTT 'fair contribution' debate
News Analysis | 9/13/2022

ECTA wants to ensure Open Internet principles and the EU regulatory framework are retained.

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.

VMware problems mount as SEC says it misled investors
News Analysis | 9/13/2022

Virtualization company pays an $8 million settlement after authorities charge it with fiddling the numbers.

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.

Mavenir is replacing Huawei in Deutsche Telekom's core
News Analysis | 9/13/2022

The US software company has been confirmed this week as the provider of a new "standalone" 5G core for the German network.

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.

What's the story? German telcos face geopolitical troubles
LRTV Interviews | 9/12/2022

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.

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.

Satellite communications industry primed for upheaval
News Analysis | 9/12/2022

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.

Orange CEO rings in more management changes
News Analysis | 9/12/2022

Quartet of senior execs to stand aside in latest reshuffle by new CEO Heydemann.

AI4Europe kickstarts new AI drive
News Analysis | 9/12/2022

The project aims to develop the AI-on-demand platform with an initial euro 9 million ($9.1 million) in funding.

Politics as usual: All sides claim victory after a new report on Ligado
News Analysis | 9/12/2022

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?

Open RAN is falling a long way short of its promise
Morris Lore | 9/12/2022

In the absence of plug-and-play capability, operators may either need to spend money on 'reaggregators' or even stick with single-vendor solutions.

Make IMS simple
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 9/12/2022

Operators need a radically simpler way to provide voice core networks. #sponsored

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.

Indian government to acquire stake in Vodafone Idea – report
News Analysis | 9/12/2022

Vodafone Idea has a massive debt of $24 billion and has been trying to acquire investment for the last several years.

T-Mobile adds stock buybacks to financial momentum, albeit without DT
News Analysis | 9/9/2022

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.

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.

Becoming an analyst
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 9/9/2022

'Becoming an analyst' is a new journey for me, but it is also the continuing story of my trek through mobile technology.

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.

Verizon's Sowmyanarayan begins to make his mark
News Analysis | 9/9/2022

Sampath Sowmyanarayan recently took control of Verizon's massive business organization. Now he's working to make his mark.

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.

South Africa's 2G, 3G switch-off plan raises eyebrows
News Analysis | 9/9/2022

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.

O-RAN Alliance made safer for US firms in controversial new rules
News Analysis | 9/9/2022

US companies will be free to mingle with sanctioned Chinese and Russian organizations after a Department of Commerce update this week.

India seeks to regulate OTTs (again)
News Analysis | 9/9/2022

Telecom service providers have been pressing the government to regulate OTTs and ensure a level playing field for several years.

OTTs and geopolitics rule the waves in subsea cable world
News Analysis | 9/9/2022

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.

What's the story? The rise of independent OS suppliers for smart TVs
LRTV Interviews | 9/8/2022

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.

Vodafone picks Topcon for pin-point accurate positioning system
News Analysis | 9/8/2022

European trials start soon but Vodafone exec warns it could take years before service becomes a mass market proposition.

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.

Asian tech giants are in the open RAN ascendancy
News Analysis | 9/8/2022

Data from Dell'Oro shows that Samsung, Fujitsu and NEC lead the market, as France's Orange welcomes NEC into its trial network.

New EU cybersecurity act to rein in wild west of IoT devices
News Analysis | 9/8/2022

Cyber Resilience Act could impose fines of up to euro 15 million ($14.9 million) for serious violations of new rules.

How AT&T's network chief hopes to cut a $1.6B electricity bill
News Analysis | 9/8/2022

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.

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.

The iPhone satellite service looks desperately niche
Morris Lore | 9/8/2022

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.

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.

The 3 biggest iPhone 14 takeaways: Satellites, eSIMs and Dish
News Analysis | 9/7/2022

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.

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.

Virginia is for hyperscale data center lovers
News Analysis | 9/7/2022

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 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.

Nokia makes MXIE more flexible with new partners
News Analysis | 9/7/2022

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.

CPD may delay TIM bid until after Italy's election
News Analysis | 9/7/2022

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 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.

German coziness with China and Russia created a huge telecom risk
Morris Lore | 9/7/2022

Heavily reliant on Russian gas and Chinese technology, Europe's biggest operator must pray the lights and the basestations stay on.

Congress likely to cough up more 'rip and replace' money
News Analysis | 9/7/2022

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.

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.

Huawei unveils new flagship phones with satellite connectivity
News Analysis | 9/7/2022

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.

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.

OSS/BSS market avoids pandemic slowdown
LRTV Interviews | 9/6/2022

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.

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.

Ooredoo moves closer to Myanmar exit – report
News Analysis | 9/6/2022

Sources tell Reuters that the Qatar-based group is in talks with Singapore-based The One Matrix Ventures (TOMV).

Betacom touts Teltech deployment: Better than Wi-Fi and Amazon
News Analysis | 9/6/2022

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.

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.

Huawei exec generates reality distortion field in IFA keynote
News Analysis | 9/5/2022

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.

UK extends security inquiry into Truphone sale
News Analysis | 9/5/2022

Bid by German billionaire Hakan Koc faces further delay as concerns over national security linger on.

Ex-Vodafone boss Colao backs Italy’s single network, with caveat
News Analysis | 9/5/2022

Innovation Minister Vittorio Colao says Italy needs a stronger national telecoms network, but warns that competition must be preserved.

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.

It looks like Verizon accidentally bought $1.5M worth of 2.5GHz spectrum
News Analysis | 9/2/2022

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.

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.

Ciena's Gary Smith: Looking beyond the chip blip
The Philter | 9/2/2022

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?

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.

The carbon-belching ICT sector must do better on the environment
Morris Lore | 9/2/2022

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.

Eurobites: Aberdeen welcomes new 5G testbed
News Analysis | 9/2/2022

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telenet fined for storm failings; Vodacom Tanzania flicks 5G switch; Salt promotes device recycling.

Private 5G and the telco opportunity
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase | 9/2/2022

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

The results are in: T-Mobile dominates FCC's 2.5GHz auction
News Analysis | 9/1/2022

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 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.

How, and when, you might connect your smartphone to a satellite
News Analysis | 9/1/2022

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.

Arm sues Qualcomm over Nuvia chip design licenses
News Analysis | 9/1/2022

UK chip designer accuses Qualcomm of misuse and wants certain Nuvia designs destroyed and (unspecified) financial compensation.

Ciena blames 'unreliable' suppliers as profits tumble
News Analysis | 9/1/2022

Optical equipment maker Ciena says it was unable to meet customer demand because of component shortages, but guides for improvements next year.

Telmex under pressure to end dispute with workers
News Analysis | 9/1/2022

Management, labor ministry and unions have until September 20 to find solutions to a dispute over pay and conditions.

Comcast, Charter make mobile strides with no-frills plans – study
News Analysis | 9/1/2022

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 aims to help consumers navigate a sea of streaming options
LRTV Interviews | 9/1/2022

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.

DriveNets co-founder on the white box way to lower TCO
LRTV Interviews | 9/1/2022

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.

Eurobites: Nokia provides optical transport Energie boost in Austria
News Analysis | 9/1/2022

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.

Snap to snip a fifth of jobs as sales outlook dims
News Analysis | 9/1/2022

The social media company behind the Snapchat application will dump many initiatives as it tries to head off massive losses.

Malaysia 5G in crisis again after two telcos pull out – report
News Analysis | 9/1/2022

Market leader Maxis Communications and U Mobile will not take a stake in the state-backed wholesaler, DNB, Reuters reported Wednesday.

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