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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 and 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 and 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 ten years and $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).

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