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Charter could target its 'Worldbox' to broadband-only subs
News Analysis | 1/29/2021

Potential to broaden the use of Charter's IP-capable device, which continues to integrate streaming services, further reduces likeliness that Charter will license Comcast's 'Flex' product.

Juniper Q4 gets boost from enterprise biz
News Analysis | 1/29/2021

Overall net revenue is nonetheless flat, but exceeds (slightly) analysts' expectations.

Did the US small cell market finally break open?
DanoVision | 1/29/2021

In the same quarter that Verizon ordered 15,000 small cells from Crown Castle, T-Mobile canceled an order for 5,700. On balance though, analysts remain positive about the small cell market.

Podcast – The Divide: NDIA's Angela Siefer on digital redlining
LRTV Interviews | 1/28/2021

This week: Angela Siefer, executive director of the National Digital Inclusion Alliance (NDIA), on how digital redlining is holding communities back.

Eurobites: Nokia shifts Ooredoo's Algerian core to the cloud
News Analysis | 1/27/2021

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: terabit interfaces trialed; BT's recruitment drive continues; Wind Tre goes with Amdocs for 5G billing.

DriveNets, a unicorn, finds more funding among the network clouds
News Analysis | 1/27/2021

The startup looking to bring new cloud-like efficiency to service provider networking has raised another $208 million and is eager to grow up fast.

SpaceX, Amazon spar over Starlink's modified satellite plan
News Analysis | 1/26/2021

SpaceX's Elon Musk and Amazon are trading jabs at the FCC and on Twitter over Starlink's proposal to lower the orbits of a portion of its broadband satellite fleet.

Clearfield CEO: Pandemic reinforces broadband demand
Kelsey's Grammar | 1/26/2021

Light Reading's Women in Comms caught up with Clearfield President and CEO Cheri Beranek to discuss how the pandemic has impacted broadband demand, fiber infrastructure and the industry's efforts to close the digital divide.

Pandemic sparks subsea bandwidth spike, but tide will turn – report
News Analysis | 1/26/2021

TeleGeography finds average international Internet traffic increased 48% in 2020 but expects a return to more typical rates of growth.

Verizon not ready to bail on Fios TV
News Analysis | 1/26/2021

CEO Hans Vestberg says Verizon's Fios pay-TV product will stay in the mix even as the company continues to steer customers to streaming options with third-party partners.

How one stranded Oregon community built its own wireless Internet network
News Analysis | 1/26/2021

The DIY wireless Internet service is giving some residents the fastest connections they've ever had.

Hitron brings mobile backhaul over DOCSIS into focus
News Analysis | 1/26/2021

Designed to support 4G and 5G small cells, new device from Hitron billed as the first to bake in the DOCSIS Time Protocol.

Eurobites: UK housebuilder Barratt lays foundations for full-fiber future
News Analysis | 1/26/2021

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BICS replaces CEO; Ericsson follows REINDEER; Telefónica enters Cloud Garden 2.0 with IBM and Red Hat.

Orange brings in investors to boost rural FTTH
News Analysis | 1/25/2021

French operator to sell 50% of newly created Orange Concessions fiber unit to three investors.

Verizon, AT&T want to reshape Lifeline
DanoVision | 1/22/2021

The US government's Lifeline program collects fees from telecom companies in order to help poor Americans pay for connectivity. AT&T and Verizon are proposing sweeping changes to that setup.

Cable tech chiefs aim to accelerate industry advances
News Analysis | 1/22/2021

CableLabs president and CEO Phil McKinney and SCTE/ISBE president and CEO Mark Dzuban say the recent merger of their organizations will spur cable's progress on 10G, DOCSIS 4.0, mobile, 4K/8K and more.

Verizon to cover 2M households with 5G Home by end of 2021 – analysts
News Analysis | 1/21/2021

Based on new findings from Bernstein, 4% of Chicagoans can subscribe to Verizon's 5G Home. That, they said, indicates the service poses a 'significant competitive risk to cable's broadband hegemony.'

Podcast – The Divide: Pew's Anna Read on state efforts to close the gap
LRTV Interviews | 1/21/2021

This week: Anna Read, research officer with the broadband research initiative at The Pew Charitable Trusts, discusses ongoing challenges to broadband access and how state programs and public-private partnerships are making a difference.

DZS beefs up mobile transport play with Optelian deal
News Analysis | 1/20/2021

Deal for Optelian, the first acquisition under new DZS CEO Charlie Vogt, will add coherent optics technology to DZS's portfolio and provide it with a path to 200-Gig and 400-Gig transport capabilities.

Incoming FCC chief could inherit RDOF boondoggle
News Analysis | 1/20/2021

The FCC's recent Rural Digital Opportunity Fund Phase I auction came in below expectations and will provide money to fresh faces. President Biden will need to decide whether that's good or bad.

Eurobites: EU looks forward to post-Trump tech era
News Analysis | 1/20/2021

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone and MTS stay friendly; Nokia slices FWA for Saudi Arabia's Mobily; mobile sales slump at Dixons Carphone.

Telstra weaponizes 5G against NBN
News Analysis | 1/19/2021

Telstra has thrown down the gauntlet on 5G – and NBN Co has picked it up. The operator unveiled its first 5G home service three months ago, promising to expand availability.

Cisco gets China nod for Acacia deal
News Analysis | 1/19/2021

Drawn-out $4.5 billion merger overcomes the final hurdle as China's antitrust regulator, the SAMR, approves merger on condition fair competition is protected.

Eurobites: Three UK turns to Tata for 5G core configuration
News Analysis | 1/18/2021

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone gets in on the drones act; BT faces class action over landline charges; Deutsche Telekom eggheads investigate quantum-assisted artificial intelligence.

The last days of Vivint Internet
News Analysis | 1/15/2021

Vivint Internet announced plans to shut down service to 8,500 customers just two weeks before COVID-19 rampaged across the US. This is the story of the company's collapse.

Eurobites: OneWeb bags more funding from SoftBank, Hughes Network Systems
News Analysis | 1/15/2021

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom's Access 4.0 platform goes live; everyone loves Tim Höttges; CityFibre rolls into Sunderland; EE extends unlimited mobile data offer for NHS workers.

Podcast – The Divide: EFF's Ernesto Falcon on 'building back better' broadband
LRTV Interviews | 1/14/2021

On the first episode of 'The Divide' – a new series from the Light Reading Podcast – Ernesto Falcon, senior legislative counsel at the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) talks with pod host Nicole Ferraro about the need for a commitment to fiber in the US and what's holding that up.

Cisco-Acacia deal is back on
News Analysis | 1/14/2021

Under amended deal, Cisco is set to acquire Acacia for $115 per share, or roughly $4.5 billion, a sweetened deal that handily beats an original offer of $2.6 billion.

For Zoom, $1.5B second IPO looms
News Analysis | 1/13/2021

With markets seemingly craving tech IPOs, Zoom announces a $1.5 billion secondary share sale, to take advantage of shares now 10x the platform's IPO level.

Podcast: eero CEO Nick Weaver takes Wi-Fi management for the win
CxO Spotlight | 1/13/2021

eero's CEO discusses Wi-Fi 6, pandemic connectivity and how the company is courting service provider broadband partners.

GeoLinks to shift from 5GHz to 60GHz for fixed wireless
News Analysis | 1/12/2021

GeoLinks' new GIGA-AIR platform, built with vendor Globtel, will use the DOCSIS 3.1 spec and the 60GHz band, and will be sold to other providers, including cable operators.

Parler, kicked offline, sues Amazon Web Services
News Analysis | 1/12/2021

Unmoderated social network Parler, popular with Trump supporters, is suing AWS after the cloud provider said the platform's posts incited violence.

Eurobites: Elisa acquires CamLine for smart-manufacturing push
News Analysis | 1/12/2021

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia helps Kalmar with cargo handling; Virgin Media touts whole-home Wi-Fi offering; Colt targets Microsoft Teams with cloud-based voice offering.

Acacia reports revenue, profit growth as it scraps with Cisco
News Analysis | 1/11/2021

The components vendor said its business is growing thanks to bandwidth demands and it stands by its desire to call off its pending acquisition by Cisco.

Deutsche Telekom looks for Dutch exit door (again)
News Analysis | 1/11/2021

German incumbent reportedly in talks with private equity investors in a deal that could be worth in excess of $6 billion.

Starlink launches satellite Internet in rural UK
News Analysis | 1/11/2021

Elon Musk's Starlink has launched its satellite Internet network service in rural Britain, where it will compete with the recently bankrupt OneWeb.

Gigabit subsidies are a waste of taxpayer dosh
Morris Lore | 1/8/2021

The UK spending watchdog slams the government's gigabit record, but does anything really need to be fixed?

China uncertainty imperils Cisco's $2.6B Acacia acquisition
News Analysis | 1/8/2021

Acacia says China's State Administration for Market Regulation didn't approve the deal, but Cisco claims the agency has provided signoff for its purchase of Acacia.

Eurobites: KPN adds three fiber networks
News Analysis | 1/8/2021

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UK's Public Accounts Committee fears the worst for rural broadband notspots; BT 'snubbed' over pandemic broadband offer; Nokia steers private network at Port of Seattle.

Openreach turns to EXFO for a full-fiber boost
News Analysis | 1/7/2021

BT's networks business is under pressure to build its full-fiber network as efficiently as possible. Monitoring tools from EXFO could make a difference.

WeLink nabs $185M investment for fixed wireless expansion
News Analysis | 1/7/2021

WeLink described its financial agreement with Digital Alpha Advisors, which is tied to Cisco, as a 'template for the network operator of tomorrow.'

Eurobites: Ericsson hires BT's Ainely to beef up UK/Ireland unit
News Analysis | 1/7/2021

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telia gets ready to Ramboll; Netflix increases its prices in UK; CityFibre breaks ground in Nottingham.

Vodafone UK offers free broadband to small businesses
News Analysis | 1/7/2021

Latest offer to support businesses comes with the requirement to sign up to a 36-month contract.

Viasat presses FCC to review environmental impact of Starlink's satellites
News Analysis | 1/6/2021

Viasat, a Starlink competitor, argues that Starlink's mega-constellation will harm the Earth's atmosphere, increase orbital debris and worsen light pollution.

T-Mobile begins putting 5G into its fixed wireless Internet service
News Analysis | 1/6/2021

After testing the service in 4G LTE during 2020, T-Mobile confirmed it is now offering 5G devices and services through its Home Internet fixed wireless offering.

Eurobites: Orange takes Anytime to the bank
News Analysis | 1/6/2021

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UK mobile operators help out with home schooling; Iskratel is high in fiber; Kenya imposes Digital Services Tax.

Verizon could deploy C-band spectrum on both small cells and macro sites
News Analysis | 1/5/2021

Verizon has focused much of its recent energy on small cells for its millimeter wave spectrum. That could change as it eyes CBRS and, potentially, C-band deployments.

Podcast: US Ignite on PAWRing up rural broadband
LRTV Interviews | 1/5/2021

US Ignite's Mari Silbey shares how her organization is partnering across the industry to address broadband access in underserved areas.

Massachusetts lawmakers blast Comcast's data cap
News Analysis | 1/4/2021

They urge Comcast to yank back introduction of usage-based broadband policies in the cable operator's northeastern US region.

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