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Cable capacity spending perked up in Q4, Casa says
News Analysis | 2/21/2020

Meanwhile, wireless revenues derived from Casa's acquisition of NetComm are starting to help the network gear and software company diversify its business.

New $60B agency seeking 'viable alternatives' to Huawei
News Analysis | 2/21/2020

The DFC could play a significant role in funding telecom projects.

Coronavirus concerns carve into CommScope's Q1 guidance
News Analysis | 2/20/2020

The impact on supply chains and manufacturing in China causes CommScope to brace for $60 million reduction in profits in Q1, equating to more than $100 million in revenues.

Cisco shifts next-gen cable amp business to ATX Networks
News Analysis | 2/20/2020

ATX is set to build Cisco GainMaker-compatible amps and take over a key piece of the cable access market as Cisco puts more focus on software and remote PHY devices for cable's pivot to distributed and virtualized networks.

Bruce McClelland resurfaces as CEO of Ribbon Communications
News Analysis | 2/19/2020

Former Arris and CommScope exec comes aboard following recent departure of former Ribbon CEO Fritz Hobbs and Ribbon's merger with ECI.

Nokia buys Elenion to target new markets with optical tech
News Analysis | 2/19/2020

Nokia is buying Elenion Technologies in a move to leverage silicon photonics technology into new markets.

Deutsche Telekom CEO warns coronavirus is hitting networks supply chain
News Analysis | 2/19/2020

The German operator's boss warns of possible disruption caused by the disease while pushing for tougher penalties in Germany if foreign vendors breach security rules.

Deutsche Telekom hails best year ever as hopes soar for US merger
News Analysis | 2/19/2020

As the German operator turns 25, its performance under current management is something peers will envy.

Common Networks guns for a gig
News Analysis | 2/18/2020

Wireless ISP says its new Peregrine-branded rooftop hardware, equipped with 802.11ay technology, will enable it to deliver faster speeds over 60GHz links.

Vodafone's Tenorio takes top seat at TIP
News Analysis | 2/18/2020

Vodafone Group's head of network strategy and architecture takes over as chairman of the Telecom Infra Project (TIP) from former Deutsche Telekom exec Axel Clauberg.

Eurobites: Three chooses CityFibre for backhaul beyond London
News Analysis | 2/18/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange collaborates with Telxius on Google's subsea project; Ericsson and Audi test URLLC; BT gets flexible on TV.

Test vendors unveil 5G tools for telcos
News Analysis | 2/17/2020

With 5G deployments now well underway in dozens of markets, Viavi and Rohde & Schwarz have some new 5G test tools for operator field technicians.

Liberty Global sizing up partnerships to expand reach of Virgin Media's network
News Analysis | 2/14/2020

Cable op is 'examining all options,' including financial and network partners, as UK-based Virgin Media looks to extend its network to an additional 7 million to 10 million more homes.

Eurobites: Iliad chooses Nokia for 5G rollout in France, Italy
News Analysis | 2/14/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Three struts its 5G stuff on London catwalks; Virgin Media's Q4; Telekom Slovenije and Iskratel target Industry 4.0.

Huawei accused of 'racketeering' in latest US attack
News Analysis | 2/14/2020

Chinese vendor stole intellectual property from six US technology companies and used this for commercial advantage, alleges the Department of Justice.

Altice USA makes mobile, gigabit, M&A waves
News Analysis | 2/13/2020

Fourth-largest US cable op enjoys first big wireless quarter and swings deal for smaller New Jersey cableco while rolling out 1-Gig service and reports otherwise mixed Q4 results.

SoftBank's Son is losing his shine
News Analysis | 2/12/2020

Losses at the Japanese billionaire's Vision Fund raise questions about his entire investment strategy.

Cisco CEO says customers are waiting but the catalysts are there
News Analysis | 2/12/2020

The waiting is the hardest part. Cisco CEO highlights the opportunities ahead while the networking vendor guides revenue down for next quarter.

Coronavirus to hit China 5G rollout, fiber supply
News Analysis | 2/12/2020

The outbreak of coronavirus looks set to have an impact on 5G and fiber rollout in China.

ExteNet adds speed, automation to optical network
News Analysis | 2/11/2020

ExteNet teams with LightRiver for faster metro core network, in part for 5G.

MWC2020: AT&T, Cisco, Facebook and Sprint are latest to cancel
News Analysis | 2/11/2020

Find out about the latest companies to have announced they won't be at this year's Mobile World Congress.

Eurobites: KKR sells Deutsche Glasfaser for €2.8B
News Analysis | 2/11/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Liberty Global rolls out Plume's 'intelligent WiFi;' EE offers free BritBox trial; German lawmakers aren't ruling out Huawei.

CableLabs, Altran team to take open source to the edge
News Analysis | 2/11/2020

'Project Adrenaline' initiative takes a cable-first approach, but broader aim is to develop a general purpose edge computing platform that can be applied to multiple industries and network types.

Japan Government to Help Fund Subsea Cable Projects to Counter China
News Analysis | 2/7/2020

Japan is finalizing an action plan to support submarine cable projects, with the likes of NEC, NTT Communications and KDDI in line to benefit.

Eurobites: Trump Blows His Top at Boris Over Huawei – Report
News Analysis | 2/7/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom tells Nokia to shape up; Orange to spend €1.5 billion on retraining exercise; Cellnex boosts coverage at Etihad Stadium.

Meet My Small Cell
DanoVision | 2/7/2020

Small cells are rolling out in neighborhoods all over the US. I decided to go find mine.

Nokia Sees Light at End of 5G Tunnel
News Analysis | 2/6/2020

The Finnish equipment maker hailed good progress on cost cutting and is slowly building up its stock of more profitable 5G products.

5G & 400GE to Boost SP Router Market – Report
News Analysis | 2/4/2020

Dell'Oro Group suggests telecoms and cloud operators will spend more than $75 billion on IP gear in the next five years.

Eurobites: Three Loses Two as Execs Depart
News Analysis | 2/4/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UK government knocks heads together on shared rural network; network performance surveys ahoy; Ericsson and Nokia expose themselves.

Harmonic Gains More Ground With 'CableOS'
News Analysis | 2/3/2020

The vendor said it struck deals with two more international tier 1 cable operators for its virtualized cable access platform, and has commercial deployments of CableOS underway with 23 operators in all.

Cable Access Hardware Revenues to Dip as Virtualization Takes Hold – Analyst
News Analysis | 2/3/2020

Sector set to see a 2% drop in revenues through 2024 amid a decline in revenues for a broader broadband access equipment market that includes DSL and FTTP, Dell'Oro predicts.

Rural broadband: Japan eyes 5G, while Oz seeks more NBN cash
News Analysis | 2/3/2020

Asian governments are plotting different paths to solve the problem of rural broadband funding.

Ex-WorldCom Boss Bernie Ebbers Dies
News Analysis | 2/3/2020

The man behind the telecom sector's biggest-ever accounting fraud died at the weekend just weeks after he was released from prison.

Tele2 Targets Further Cuts as Sales Remain Flat
News Analysis | 2/3/2020

Swedish operator plans another $100 million in cost reductions and says it will remove legacy IT systems and 'double functions' after its Com Hem takeover.

Charter to Add 5G to the Menu in Q1, Will 'Likely' Be a Participant in CBRS Auction
News Analysis | 1/31/2020

Charter hauls in 288,000 Spectrum Mobile lines in Q4, extending its total past 1 million. Cable op also lost 101,000 video subs and added 339,000 broadband customers in the period.

Eurobites: Orange France Goes With Nokia & Ericsson for 5G Rollout
News Analysis | 1/31/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Italy's cool with Huawei, but former Aussie spy isn't; Telefónica launches new unit for smoother sales processes; Tele2 gets nod for Croatian sale.

UK Opportunity Knocks for Ericsson & Nokia
Morris Lore | 1/31/2020

The Nordic equipment makers look poised to win additional business in the UK after the government imposed tough new restrictions on Chinese vendors.

Eurobites: BT Stock Slumps on Q3 Numbers, Huawei Cap Costs
News Analysis | 1/30/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson gets jiggy with Ziggo for 5G; EU wants a firmer grip on its data; public sector wary of the public cloud.

BT Says Cap on Huawei's UK 5G Role Will Cost It £500M
News Analysis | 1/30/2020

UK national operator will have to rip and replace existing infrastructure to meet limitations on Huawei's role in its 5G radio access network rollout and that will set it back £500 million.

Is It Finally Time for Free-Space Optics to Shine?
News Analysis | 1/29/2020

Free space optics is currently being touted as a backhaul solution for 5G. But this isn't the first time it's been positioned as a backhaul savior.

Only One Clear Winner From UK's Huawei Ruling – China
Shades of Ray | 1/29/2020

The UK's decision to allow Huawei a restricted role in the country's 5G rollouts leaves only China with the upper hand.

AT&T Loses 1.16M Video Subs in Q4, 4.09M for All of 2019
News Analysis | 1/29/2020

Expects rate of video sub losses to slow in 2020 as AT&T moves on plan to pair its fiber-based broadband service with its new OTT-delivered AT&T TV offering and HBO Max subscription streaming service.

Eurobites: Pompeo Flies in to Bend Boris's Ear Over Huaweigate (Again)
News Analysis | 1/29/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: ETNO wants to see investment encouraged; Q4 fun at KPN, Telia and Telenor; broadband wars in Bristol.

Facebook Engineering Boss Parikh Exits, but Open Networking Lives On
News Analysis | 1/29/2020

Under Jay Parikh's ten-year leadership, Facebook built one of the most sophisticated data and networking infrastructures in the world, and collaborated with telcos on open networking.

Can 128T & SoftBank Spark a Sea Change for SD-WAN?
News Analysis | 1/28/2020

128 Technology, a startup founded by the founders and former officers of Acme Packet, aims to separate from the herd with a novel approach to SD-WAN by utilizing session-based routing.

Huawei's Brave Face Is Unconvincing in the Wake of a UK Clampdown
Shades of Ray | 1/28/2020

Chinese vendor paints positive picture as it faces supply restrictions in 5G and fiber access network rollout plans, but this is bad news for the tech firm.

Tough UK Limits on Huawei's Role in 5G Threaten Telco Plans
News Analysis | 1/28/2020

The Johnson government has imposed tough restrictions on the Chinese vendor that could force BT and Three into expensive and drawn-out swaps.

Eurobites: Comcast Snaps Up Ireland's Blueface
News Analysis | 1/27/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Wind Tre job cuts on the horizon, says union official; Proximus CEO's resume under the spotlight; will UK put cap on Huawei's 5G market share?

Casa Boosts Revenue Guidance, Another CFO Quits
News Analysis | 1/24/2020

Shares are up 25% Friday after the cable and wireless tech vendor raises 2019 revenue guidance, but doesn't explain why.

Cincinnati Bell Gets Bigger-Than-Brookfield Buyout Bid
News Analysis | 1/24/2020

The telecom firm's board said it is in talks, but still supports its original offer from Brookfield Infrastructure Partners.

DOCSIS 4.0 Specs Near the Finish Line
News Analysis | 1/24/2020

A draft of the new specs are expected to be done by the end of January, ahead of a public release that could occur by the end of March, industry sources say.

Next-Generation Coherent Optics Lead to New Market Dynamics
Column | 1/23/2020

As coherent optics development moves away from a one-size-fits-all approach, the market will favor vertically integrated suppliers and companies that were once suppliers will be competitors, writes industry veteran Serge Melle.

Eurobites: UK Officials Back Limited 5G Role for Huawei – Report
News Analysis | 1/23/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Sunrise teams up with Vodafone for enterprise market; Swisscom joins FreeMove Alliance; UK holds firm on digital services tax.

CityFibre CEO: I'd Welcome BT as a Customer
News Analysis | 1/23/2020

Shifting some of its business from Openreach to CityFibre would be a 'super smart' move by BT's directors, says Greg Mesch, as he eyes a much bigger role in the UK's national broadband market.

Verizon Teams With Google Stadia to Pump 1-Gig Fios
News Analysis | 1/22/2020

Partnership bundles 1-Gig Fios with the Stadia Premiere Edition package, with a focus on 4K resolution and plans for Verizon to pitch similar perks to new Verizon 5G Home customers.

Eurobites: Deutsche Telekom Piggybacks Glasfaser's Fiber in Germany
News Analysis | 1/22/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Portugal's MEO opts for Allot security; Vodafone pulls out of Libra digital currency project; robots in Davos.

Frontier Preps for New Chapter
News Analysis | 1/21/2020

Unfortunately, that new chapter looks likely to be Chapter 11.

Eurobites: Vodafone Tweaks Wholesale Terms With CityFibre to Speed 'Gigafast' Rollout
News Analysis | 1/21/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: A1 flips 5G switch in Austria; ADVA connects trains over 5G in Spain; handset sales slump at Dixons Carphone.

CityFibre Expands UK Empire With £200M Acquisition
News Analysis | 1/21/2020

Snaps up TalkTalk's FibreNation unit, a move that puts even greater pressure on national fixed access operator Openreach.

After 10 Years & $34B, Australia's NBN Falls Short
News Analysis | 1/20/2020

Despite Australian ambitions to build a world-leading broadband network, the state-funded project has left the country trailing in broadband rankings.

Eurobites: Huawei Takes TomTom Route to Plug Google Navigation Gap
News Analysis | 1/20/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EU bigwig plays down the Huawei-shaped hole in 5G rollout; Ericsson researches 5G in France; Telefónica's flexibility impresses rubber giant.

Eurobites: Trump's Huawei Threats Are Nothing but Bluster, Says EU Bigwig
News Analysis | 1/17/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: South Africa's broadband slowed by subsea cable faults; BT boss says PM's fiber plan won't happen unless rollout rules change; mental health experts demand social media data from tech giants.

Eurobites: O2 Turns to Open RAN to Boost UK Coverage
News Analysis | 1/16/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Sky Mobile sets out its 5G stall; Ericsson pushes eSIM offering; SFR's mission-critical push-to-talk service rides the rails.

Eurobites: France to Force VoD Giants to Fund Local Productions
News Analysis | 1/15/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom forms fiber joint venture; Belgian fraud detection startup raises €1.5 million; Liberty Global reshuffles in Europe.

Eurobites: EE Tops UK Mobile Test, but Vodafone Snaps at Its Heels
News Analysis | 1/14/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodacom in talks with Cell C over prepaid customers; Openreach lowers free FTTP threshold for housebuilders; Boris Johnson talks Huawei.

Charter Goes Out-of-Footprint With New Internet Service for Large Businesses
News Analysis | 1/13/2020

Spectrum Total Connect focused on large, national business customers that require connectivity inside and out of Charter's 41-state footprint.

Time to Enter the Leading Lights Awards 2020!
News Analysis | 1/13/2020

Never mind the Oscars! The awards season is now properly underway with the launch of the Leading Lights 2020 program, so get cracking on your submission for Light Reading's annual awards before you get swallowed up by MWC madness.

Eurobites: UK Government Urged to Tighten Rules on Prepaid Phones to Help Fight Crime
News Analysis | 1/10/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Sterlite buys stake in Israeli virtual RAN vendor; Ofcom doubles down on provider performance ratings; Telekom Slovenije does deal with Discovery.

5G Networks in 2020: Show Me, Don't Tell Me
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 1/8/2020

It's time for the industry to walk the 5G walk.

Eurobites: Ofcom Fans Flames of UK's Full-Fiber Future
News Analysis | 1/8/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional rollout: US applies the Huawei thumbscrews on the UK again; French CEO questions Trump's motives over Huawei freeze-out; Orange tests 5G drones in Poland.

CES 2020: Comcast Pitches Free Cybersecurity to 18M Broadband Subs
News Analysis | 1/6/2020

Cable op also details a new multi-Gig-capable 'XB7' gateway that is equipped with WiFi 6 and low-latency features tailored for online gamers.

Cable '10G' Field Trials on Tap for 2020
News Analysis | 1/6/2020

And DOCSIS 4.0 specifications are expected to be completed in early 2020, CableLabs exec says.

Axel Clauberg Quits DT to Join AWS
News Analysis | 1/2/2020

Prominent next-generation networking executive leaves Deutsche Telekom to join Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Huawei Braces for 'Difficult' 2020 After Q4 Slowdown
News Analysis | 12/31/2019

Despite fourth-quarter slowdown, Huawei's 2019 full-year revenues are still on course to increase by 18% to around $122 billion.

This Olde Website: 2019
News Analysis | 12/27/2019

Let's take another jaunt down the World Wide Web of yesteryear, shall we?

Ciena Gets Ready to Leap Into 2020
The Philter | 12/24/2019

The optical networking leader is pounding the table for webscale providers and telcos to move straight to 800G in the coming year, minimizing the competitive momentum of several vendors in the 600G space.

Eurobites: Orange Found Guilty in Suicides Case, Former CEO Jailed
News Analysis | 12/20/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Huaweigate latest; O2 gets busy on the 5G and 4G fronts; Sparkle adds a PoP in Lagos; ADVA wins MEF seal of approval.

Eurobites: 1&1 Drillisch Taps Telefónica for 5G Spectrum
News Analysis | 12/19/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: more diversity at Telefónica; Vodafone sells its subsidiary in Malta; Ericsson and Microsoft team up for connected cars; Huawei frozen out of Greenland.

Cisco Prepares to Unplug Its Cable Amps
News Analysis | 12/18/2019

End-of-sale and end-of-life alerts for 'GainMaker' cable amplifiers spur speculation that Cisco might pursue a licensing partnership with a third-party partner to sell and manufacture those products.

How an FTTP Startup Makes SMB Gains in NY
LRTV Interviews | 12/18/2019

Stealth Communications President and CEO Shrihari Pandit explains how the small FTTP player is wiring commercial districts outside the downtown and midtown Manhattan core for gigabit service.

Eurobites: Telefónica Plans Shift Away From Huawei for 5G Core – Report
News Analysis | 12/17/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange agrees towers deal for rural France coverage; Ofcom proposes "locked" phones ban; Ericsson claims breakthrough with VoNR trial; Deutsche Telekom acquires chunk of gaming company.

Comcast Ups Charlie Herrin to Chief Product Officer
News Analysis | 12/16/2019

Promotions are among changes being made to Tony Werner's team as Comcast moves to link and align the leadership of its Customer Experience and Product & Technology organizations.

US Cable Broadband Still Has Ample Room to Grow – Analyst
News Analysis | 12/16/2019

Based on MoffettNathanson's analysis of overlapping FTTP and DSL competition, MSOs have more subscriber runway ahead for broadband than contemplated in prior forecasts.

Eurobites: BT Says Adios to Spain
News Analysis | 12/16/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Altice Europe sells almost half of its fiber Portugal unit to Morgan Stanley; Russian government seeks control of joint 5G venture; China stirs the Huawei pot in Germany; the Helsingør experiment.

How Cable Will Broaden Its Horizons for Biz Services
LRTV Interviews | 12/13/2019

David Strauss of Broadband Success Partners dives into new research that explores which new verticals, such as e-gaming and hospitality, will keep cable's business services engine humming in the years to come.

Podcast: The Big Cisco Silicon One Recap
The Philter | 12/13/2019

Mitch Wagner brings us coverage of the Cisco Silicon One announcement from San Francisco, where the company announced a single technology platform to serve all its networking customers.

Eurobites: Huawei Loses Telenor to Ericsson
News Analysis | 12/13/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Labour defeat brings relief for BT; MTS goes all holographic; Orange Belgium launches 5G hub.

Cisco Bets Its Business on 'Internet for the Future' Strategy
LRTV Documentaries | 12/12/2019

Cisco's audacious new "Internet for the Future" strategy, which comprises completely new silicon, operating system software and a new business model, is either going to drive Cisco's domination of Internet infrastructure for a generation to come -- or flop spectacularly. With a strategy as ambitious as Cisco's, there's no middle ground, says Light Reading's Mitch Wagner.

Cisco: Service Providers Are Getting Squeezed & We've Got the Cure
News Analysis | 12/12/2019

Cisco claims it can help service providers break the trap of increasing bandwidth demands and declining revenue per user. Cisco's solution: a new networking architecture spanning silicon to software and services.

Ciena Soars on Bullish Outlook as Sales Top $3.5B
News Analysis | 12/12/2019

Ciena stock rocketed as it reported year-over-year sales growth of more than 15% and predicted further market share gains and sales hikes.

Ray Mota on Cisco's Network Vision
LRTV Interviews | 12/12/2019

Ray Mota, CEO and principal analyst for ACG Research, dives into Cisco's 'Internet for the Future' strategy, noting that the key focus is on helping service providers boost capacity as they roll out 5G and other new services while keeping costs in line. That's important because customers are using more bandwidth but aren't paying more for it, notes Mota.

'Small Disruptions' Have Totally Changed Fixed Network Biz, Says Nokia CTO
News Analysis | 12/12/2019

The arrival of new technologies and growing interest in WiFi have spurred activity in the fixed broadband market, says the Finnish vendor's technology chief.

Eurobites: Russia's MTS Does TIP Run
News Analysis | 12/12/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Keymile lands FTTB deal with Wobcom; BT Sport offers OTT monthly pass; KPN sells consulting arm; Deutsche Telekom nurtures 5G startups.

Cisco's SP Chief on 'Silicon One'
LRTV Interviews | 12/12/2019

Jonathan Davidson, SVP and general manager of Cisco's Service Provider Business, outlines the key takeaways from the company's major new networking portfolio announcements, including the Silicon One chip launch, new router platforms, enhanced operating software and optical plans.

Cisco Wants to 'Build a New Internet' for 5G
News Analysis | 12/11/2019

Cisco unveiled new silicon, optics and network operating system software that it says will carry the Internet through the next decade – with its products forming the backbone.

Vienna views: Pics from the 2020 Vision executive summit
Slide Shows | 12/11/2019

Senior executives gathered in the Austrian capital for the latest Light Reading 2020 Vision Executive Summit to discuss what's right, what's wrong and what's next for the telecom sector.

AT&T Targets Labor, Wireline Footprint in New Cost-Cutting Effort
News Analysis | 12/10/2019

'Everything is on the table,' AT&T exec John Stankey says, with former Clearwire CEO Bill Morrow hired as the hatchet man to lead its cost-cutting efforts.

Eurobites: Orange Secures €700M Loan for High-Speed Broadband Expansion in France
News Analysis | 12/9/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: KPN outlines FTTH plans for Amsterdam; Amazon's NHS data deal comes under scrutiny; IoT and blockchain combine for green energy.

Bernie Sanders Threatens to Break Up Broadband Market With 'High-Speed Internet for All' Plan
News Analysis | 12/6/2019

Presidential candidate claims wide-ranging plan will expand access, reduce pricing, eliminate data caps, codify net neutrality and move to 'break up Internet service provider and cable monopolies.'

Google Fiber Dumps 100-Meg Service
The Bauminator | 12/6/2019

Google is going 'All in on a Gig' and exclusively selling uncapped, symmetrical 1Gbit/s service starting at $70 a month, the same price as it's been since 2012.

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