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Dish puts fiber into its 5G diet
News Analysis | 11/30/2020

Dish inked fiber agreements with Everstream, Segra, Uniti and Zayo in order to connect its planned 5G cell towers with the country's wider Internet backbone.

It’s a fair FiberCop, says Europe’s competition watchdog
News Analysis | 11/27/2020

European Commission sees no problem in FiberCop's ownership structure and its absorption of Telecom Italia's last-mile network assets.

Eurobites: Proximus seals JV for Flanders fiber rollout
News Analysis | 11/27/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Plymouth hosts 5G marine testbed; Ericsson upgrades Mozambique's TMCEL; Swisscom spotlights 5G startups.

Lumen opens edge computing center for test drives
News Analysis | 11/26/2020

As the company transitions from old-school telco to cloud edge provider, it is deploying cloud edge nodes across the US and overseas.

Swiss Salt steers steady course in Q3
News Analysis | 11/26/2020

Iliad-owned operator expresses confidence about the future thanks to 'healthy core business momentum.'

Eurobites: UK rows back on gigabit ambitions
News Analysis | 11/26/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica edges towards Andalusia; Nokia helps Graz cut it as a smart city; Tele2 beefs up IoT offer with Cisco.

Nokia's new CEO may face leadership brain drain
News Analysis | 11/25/2020

Several top Nokia executives are heading for the door, creating a challenge for Nokia's new CEO, Pekka Lundmark, as he works to assert control.

Podcast: Cogent's Dave Schaeffer on building a better backbone
CxO Spotlight | 11/25/2020

Cogent, one of the world's largest ISPs, offers customers and competitors the ability to create their own global network, across its entire footprint, while paying on a per-usage basis.

Eurobites: Vodafone, Ericsson trial safe-skies tech for drones
News Analysis | 11/25/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia and A1 switch on private network for Siemens; BT and Transatel renew MVNOs partnership; TIM and Google combine on 'Voice Smart' calling.

Airtel wants a new regulator to speed up fiber deployment
News Analysis | 11/24/2020

Indian service provider suggests setting up new Optic Fiber Regulatory Authority for the 'faster, transparent and economic rollout of fiber' in the country.

Tiscali gets ready to enter the FiberCop tangle
News Analysis | 11/24/2020

Broadband player prepares to activate customers on assets held by FiberCop, part of Italy's plan to create a single national network.

Comcast to bring broadband data plan to Fios territory
News Analysis | 11/23/2020

Operator confirms it will extend usage-based data policy and unlimited data option to its northeast division starting next year, matching up with policies already in place in the MSO's central and west divisions.

Eurobites: OneWeb emerges from Chapter 11, hires new CEO
News Analysis | 11/23/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: why the UK needs a Brexit data deal; Nokia lands China Mobile IoT contract; Vodafone targets net zero carbon by 2040.

Congruex builds through organics – and lots of M&A
CxO Spotlight | 11/20/2020

The fiber network construction specialist, which counts Level 3 exec Kevin O'Hara as a founder, has been on a buying spree to help meet rising buildout demands among large, midsized and rural players.

T-Mobile sues San Francisco to make 5G upgrade go faster
News Analysis | 11/20/2020

T-Mobile claims San Francisco officials are not moving fast enough to approve its 5G cell site upgrades. The company's lawsuit again highlights the tensions between industry and city regulators.

Viasat seizes control of destiny in Europe
News Analysis | 11/19/2020

By snapping up the remaining 51% stake of a wholesale broadband venture with Eutelsat, Viasat will ramp up its business in EMEA amid plans to launch a high-capacity ViaSat-3 satellite for the region.

Eurobites: Proximus gets in on the drones act
News Analysis | 11/19/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson upgrades CETIN's Czech network; Nokia touts 25G PON; Arcep lays down the law on FTTP line rental.

Disney gets behind open cache tech for streaming
News Analysis | 11/18/2020

Envisioning scale that will require video streaming in the hundreds of terabits, Disney is exploring a distribution mesh that ties together CDNs, its own appliances and open caches deployed at network edges.

Purse strings loosen for 5G startups
News Analysis | 11/18/2020

EdgeQ raised $51 million. Celona banked $30 million. And they're not alone. 'Yes, there is more funding available for 5G startups than in the past,' said Amar Kapadai of startup Aarna Networks.

Eurobites: Telecom Italia Konnects with Eutelsat for 'ultrabroadband' boost
News Analysis | 11/18/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT seeks quantum 5G leap, taps Ciena's Blue Planet; Deutsche Telekom tackles 5G-powered soccer-streaming trial; MTS sees revenue rise, despite everything.

Why full duplex technology is suddenly hot in 5G
News Analysis | 11/17/2020

By simultaneously sending and receiving wireless signals over the same spectrum frequency, full duplex technology may dramatically improve spectral efficiency.

Podcast: What's the story with satellite broadband?
LRTV Interviews | 11/17/2020

This week: Jeff Baumgartner on the state of satellite broadband and what differentiates existing competitors.

Eurobites: Huawei urges UK to rethink 5G ban now that Trump is toast
News Analysis | 11/17/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telecom Italia and Google launch AI Academy; Nokia deploys Internet gateway in Iraq; Wifinity acquires PCCW Global Networks.

Iliad in bullish mood after Q3 revenue growth
News Analysis | 11/17/2020

Group maintains a fast pace of rollouts in France and Italy, with a corresponding impact on EBITDAal minus capex.

Dish's 5G gets real: Company inks massive Crown Castle tower deal
News Analysis | 11/16/2020

The work of physically installing radios on top of cell towers is often the most expensive part of any wireless network buildout. Dish Network said it will use 20,000 Crown Castle towers for 5G.

Vodafone cutbacks lift outlook as virus hurts
News Analysis | 11/16/2020

The European telco giant is restructuring amid the pandemic as it tries to protect profitability in a low-growth market.

Minim to combine with Zoom Telephonics, rebrand
News Analysis | 11/16/2020

Minim, a Wi-Fi and security software company run by former Dyn execs, is pairing with Zoom Telephonics, a supplier of cable modems, gateways and other CPE products sold under the Motorola brand.

Vecima scooped up Nokia's cable access assets for just $4.87M
News Analysis | 11/13/2020

That acquisition, which includes products for new remote MACPHY architectures, is expected to represent an incremental revenue boost of 10% to 15% for Vecima in fiscal 2021.

Podcast: Analyst Erin Dunne's forecasts for fiber and SD-WAN markets
LRTV Interviews | 11/13/2020

Vertical Systems Group's Erin Dunne explains how organizations such as MEF are impacting the standardization of SD-WAN, and shares predictions on how the SD-WAN market might fare in 2021.

Latency 'not a major deal' for satellite broadband – HughesNet CEO
News Analysis | 11/13/2020

HughesNet's Pradman Kaul notes that 80% of traffic is for latency-insensitive video services and believes that HughesNet's economic model holds an advantage over Starlink's.

Verizon explains exactly how it will make money from 5G
News Analysis | 11/12/2020

Verizon officials outlined the company's 5G buildout efforts, as well as 5G revenue opportunities spanning 5G smartphones, 5G fixed wireless services and edge computing.

Podcast: Everstream CEO on fueling fiber expansion
CxO Spotlight | 11/12/2020

CEO Brett Lindsey joins the podcast to discuss the company's strategy around building fiber networks in the Midwest.

Charter invests in CTI, takes aim at federal government market
News Analysis | 11/12/2020

Spectrum Enterprise now serves as a subcontractor for connectivity and other services to Core Technologies (CTI), one of a small group of players bidding for Enterprise Infrastructure Services government projects.

Deutsche Telekom shrugs off virus and lifts outlook
News Analysis | 11/12/2020

The German operator seems to be outperforming its European rivals and can still count on the US market for growth.

Telstra restructures into service, tower and fixed businesses
News Analysis | 11/12/2020

With eye to NBN sell-off, Telstra embarks on sweeping restructure, breaking into three entities including a tower business, and reveals energy reseller ambitions.

128 Technology's Sue Graham Johnston: Creating a session-aware network
CxO Spotlight | 11/11/2020

128 Technology's President Sue Graham Johnston joins the podcast to explain the company's approach to improving user experience of the network with session-aware routers, and how enterprises can develop security strategies to protect their assets.

C Spire opens up about its 5G rollout
News Analysis | 11/11/2020

C Spire is using equipment from Nokia to deploy non-standalone 5G across its PCS, 700MHz and 600MHz spectrum holdings, with plans to add 28GHz in the future.

Telecom Italia keeps shrinking
News Analysis | 11/11/2020

Europe's most dilapidated national incumbent has cut 20% of staff numbers in the last five years and is now divesting stakes in its prized assets.

Eurobites: Telia, Ericsson flick the 5G switch in Estonia
News Analysis | 11/11/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: masts still under attack, says Three CEO; Orange connects West Africa; Telefónica virtualizes the factory with 5G.

New ATX CEO ready to ride cable's next wave
CxO Spotlight | 11/10/2020

Dan Whalen joins cable network-focused supplier as operators begin to beef up the upstream and embark on significant HFC network upgrades.

COVID-19 has driven international traffic 47% higher – TeleGeography
News Analysis | 11/10/2020

The Internet 'bent but did not break,' research firm concludes.

Eurobites: Swedish court allows Huawei back in the 5G game
News Analysis | 11/10/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson announcement prompts shares plunge; Telia launches FWA 5G in Norway; France's OVH strikes cloud deal with Google.

CableLabs, SCTE/ISBE ink letter of intent to combine
News Analysis | 11/9/2020

Proposed agreement, which would make SCTE a subsidiary of CableLabs, will be voted on by SCTE/ISBE members on December 10.

T-Mobile, Verizon, U.S. Cellular laud 5G fixed wireless
News Analysis | 11/9/2020

T-Mobile plans to launch its 5G fixed wireless Internet service next year. And the operator isn't the only one with high hopes for the technology.

DoD's 5G ambitions face steep, but not impossible, odds
News Analysis | 11/9/2020

President Trump fired the Secretary of Defense who signed off on a 5G spectrum-sharing project. What that means, alongside a likely President Biden, remains unclear.

Heavy Reading's Sterling Perrin on network slicing, edge needs for 5G applications
LRTV Interviews | 11/9/2020

Heavy Reading's Sterling Perrin and Light Reading's Phil Harvey recap the recent 5G Transport & Networking Strategies symposium, and they discuss network slicing in transport networks, how Verizon is handling its 5G traffic and how the increasing importance of edge computing is shaping optical networking technologies and spending.

Intel deal gives MaxLinear a big boost
News Analysis | 11/9/2020

More than half of the chipmaker's record $156.6 million in Q3 revenues came from the acquisition of Intel's home connectivity unit that develops silicon for Wi-Fi and DOCSIS modems and gateways.

Where Dish Network is going in 5G, and how it will get there
News Analysis | 11/9/2020

Dish Network is set to join AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile in operating a 5G network. Here are the executives, vendors and government-mandated timeline it's using.

Orange vamps up as DT's Romanian fixed assets change hands
News Analysis | 11/9/2020

French operator pays €268 million ($318 million) for a business that will support its regional 'convergence' strategy.

Eurobites: Deutsche Telekom zeros in on homeworkers
News Analysis | 11/9/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ucell opts for Nexign on billing; Proximus does deal with Citymesh; Telecom Italia joins government broadband voucher scheme.

Nokia breaks the French connection as CMO quits
News Analysis | 11/6/2020

Barry French will leave his job as chief marketing officer at the end of the year, he reveals in a LinkedIn update.

Infinera in optimistic mood after solid Q3
News Analysis | 11/6/2020

Optical/IP technology specialist beats analyst estimates with Q3 results.

If elected, Biden should keep net neutrality in its coffin
Morris Lore | 11/6/2020

An attempt to resurrect the issue would be fantastic for lawyers and rule makers but an expensive distraction for everyone else.

Viavi fiscal Q1 delivers 'all-time record' in OSP segment
News Analysis | 11/6/2020

Optical security and performance products buoyed by strong 3D sensing demand star performer, field instrument recovery anticipated as 5G rollout accelerates.

KT sees operating profit fall on flat revenue, higher costs
News Analysis | 11/6/2020

South Korean telco KT Corp has recorded a sharp fall in operating profit in a quarterly result salvaged only by an accounting change.

Cable One targets AT&T's DSL pullback
News Analysis | 11/5/2020

Cable op also notes that CBRS spectrum won at auction is for Wisper Internet, a Cable One-backed fixed wireless ISP.

Comcast to test mobile, fixed operations in C-band ahead of auction
News Analysis | 11/5/2020

Comcast said it wants to 'evaluate coverage, throughput and mobility of equipment and facilities' in C-band spectrum ahead of the FCC's December auction of licenses in the band.

American Tower's $3.5B InSite purchase highlights sky-high tower values
News Analysis | 11/5/2020

American Tower's new deal comes with 'high sticker shock,' but it reflects the long-term value investors see in the ownership of towers amid a 5G rollout.

Three eyes €10B towers sale to Cellnex in risky move
News Analysis | 11/5/2020

The full divestment of its infrastructure assets would turn the service provider from landlord into tenant.

Blank-check company circles AT&T's struggling DirecTV – report
News Analysis | 11/5/2020

A special purpose acquisition company run by former Citigroup banker Michael Klein is reportedly interested in buying a stake in AT&T's satellite TV business.

New CommScope CEO gets loads of time to formulate a 'reset'
News Analysis | 11/5/2020

Chuck Treadway, who took the reins last month, has until Q3 2021 to assess and present his long-term plan for the company, board chairman says.

SKT earnings soar 44% on back of media, security businesses
News Analysis | 11/5/2020

South Korea mobile leader SK Telecom has posted a 44% spike in third-quarter earnings, driven once again by non-core businesses.

Heavy Reading's Gabriel Brown on open RAN and network slicing
LRTV Interviews | 11/5/2020

Light Reading's Mike Dano and Heavy Reading's Gabriel Brown recap the first day of the 5G Transport & Networking Strategies symposium and discuss topics including network slicing and open RAN.

India's Jio attracts $1B investment in its fiber assets
News Analysis | 11/5/2020

The attention may be shifting from mobile to fixed broadband in India's telecom sector.

Gunslinging Liberty Global counts on takeovers for revival
News Analysis | 11/5/2020

Saddled with debt, the cable company is still losing customers in two markets and faces mounting infrastructure rivalry in the UK.

Eurobites: TIM, Inwit combine on small cells for 5G boost
News Analysis | 11/5/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: CityFibre announces £1.5 billion investment; Telefónica spins out digital mental healthcare provider; Arcep's 5G observatory.

VEON extends decentralized strategy to CTO role
News Analysis | 11/5/2020

Emerging-markets operator has appointed CTOs at individual country level to drive market-specific digital strategies.

SoftBank chief warns of industry resistance over DoCoMo merger
News Analysis | 11/4/2020

The company is heavily reliant on NTT's optical fiber network and worried competition may be distorted.

Eurobites: O2 fortifies London's 4G network
News Analysis | 11/4/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Enea touts network data layer breakthrough; Inmarsat moves billing to the cloud with CSG; Cambridge Consultants takes to the skies.

Charter to hike fees for broadband-only and broadband/streaming subs
News Analysis | 11/3/2020

Increase of $5 per month won't apply to Charter customers who bundle broadband with the operator's traditional pay-TV service.

AT&T mulls selling big stake of its entire pay-TV biz – report
News Analysis | 11/3/2020

Following recent reports of low-ball bids for its satellite TV unit, AT&T is looking to sell off a sizable minority stake of its DirecTV, U-verse and streaming pay-TV operations.

Casa Systems charges into uncharted territory
News Analysis | 11/3/2020

Network vendor reached a 'major turning point' in Q3 2020 as revenues from Casa's fixed telco and wireless business overtook its core cable business for the first time, CEO Jerry Guo says.

Eurobites: Ericsson gets Telia RAN gig in Lithuania
News Analysis | 11/3/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson completes Cradlepoint acquisition; BT takes 5G to university; Nokia faces knock-back in patents battle with Lenovo.

Dan Whalen snares top spot at ATX Networks
News Analysis | 11/2/2020

Whalen, an exec late of Adtran and CommScope, succeeds Charlie Vogt as CEO. Whalen takes over as ATX looks to elevate its role in HFC network upgrades.

Dish Network signs up for US military's 5G plans
News Analysis | 11/2/2020

Dish Network is offering the US Department of Defense a dedicated slice of its planned 5G network, as well as ways for the DoD to deploy services in its own spectrum holdings.

Private equity firm snaps up Astound Broadband for $8.1B
News Analysis | 11/2/2020

Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners is teaming with Patriot Media to nab Astound, a service provider conglomerate includes RCN, Grande Communications, Wave Broadband and enTouch.

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