A group of top telecom providers are filing a lawsuit to block New York state legislation requiring 15Mbit/s broadband services starting at $15 per month.
Charter's average non-video customers used about 700 gigabytes per month in the first part of Q1 2020, CEO says.
The components maker worst affected by US sanctions against Huawei is proving how important its technology is to other big players.
The UK telecom incumbent confirms it is in talks about selling a stake in its big-spending sports division.
This week: Shrihari Pandit, president and CEO, Stealth Communications, on what it takes to get fiber to businesses in underserved areas and why traditional funding methods for ending the digital divide aren't working.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Swisscom's Q1; Tele2 execs in departure lounge; Ericsson gets its kicks with Radio 6626.
The Finnish equipment maker's revival under Pekka Lundmark is underway, as the company reports its strongest quarter since 2015.
Company says it's on track to pass another 500,000 homes with FTTP this year in its Optimum footprint covering parts of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.
Organization will seek participation from outside the traditional industry as operators continue pursuit of a blended network that will support HFC, PON and wireless.
ZTE has long been dwarfed by Huawei, but it is easily beating its local rival on sales growth this year.
Frontier execs also set to provide more detail this week on the vision for the company as it embarks on a modernization plan centered on FTTP upgrades of its sizable copper plant.
The Chinese equipment maker's days of sales growth seem finally to have come to an end as US sanctions take effect.
Corning CEO said that 5G network densification will be 'driving a lot more glass into the wireless network.'
EQT Infrastructure will retain ownership of Segra's fiber-to-the-premises residential and SMB unit serving parts of Virginia and North Carolina.
Federal government makes more municipalities eligible for 'digital infrastructure' fund.
Rumored deal, which could have Cox tie the unit into its own business services division, reportedly could be valued at more than $3 billion.
LTD Broadband won $1.3 billion in the FCC's Rural Digital Opportunity Fund auction. Now, the company is working to convince regulators it will meet its buildout obligations.
The Carmel Group predicted fixed wireless Internet providers will generate around $10.9 billion in revenues from their customers by the end of 2025.
New estimates indicate up to $44 billion could be spent on fiber networks in the US over the next five years. But will there be enough technicians and components for all that spending?
Crown Castle has faced criticism over its strategies around macro cell towers, fiber and small cells. But the company's latest results provide some validation.
New CommScope data provides a fresh view into the traffic demands driven by the pandemic, particularly in the upstream. But the pandemic will also alter the way cable ops plan to stay ahead of the capacity curve.
Also in today's EMEA regional rollout: Ericsson, ATU tackle spectrum issues in Africa; UK's mobile minnows put big fish to shame; Proximus' 5G innovation platform is up and running.
President Biden wants to spend up to $100 billion to cross the digital divide. Some members of his opposition are proposing an alternative that's not too far off.
This week: Peggy Schaffer, executive director, ConnectMaine, on the state of broadband in Maine and why she says we need to stop giving money to the FCC.
Meanwhile, AT&T tacked on another 235,000 fiber broadband customers, extending that total to 5.18 million.
France-based telco is able to report modest group revenue growth in Q1 2021, but the pandemic continues to make its mark.
Aided by Verizon's broadband-led 'Mix & Match' plans, Fios revenues climbed in Q1 2021 as the company added 98,000 Fios Internet subs against a loss of 82,000 Fios TV customers.
Hong Kong's HKBN says it has weathered the pandemic storm, posting a 12% rise in first-half earnings and achieving advances in its transition to a broad ICT provider.
Verizon is offering a free streaming TV device and a free Samsung Chromebook, as well as up to $500 in early termination fees, in order to sell its 5G Home service.
'We wouldn't call Frontier a diamond in the rough. Instead, it's more of a semi-precious stone in the rough,' analysts say in a report that sizes up Frontier's fiber-focused, post-bankruptcy future.
China's second-biggest network equipment maker is allowed to buy US technology and supply that to Chinese mobile operators, raising awkward questions for America's new president.
The operator could lose some share in Fios territories on the east coast, but its underpenetrated, less competitive (and underappreciated) rural markets have 'unusually high potential,' new study finds.
This week, David Gilford, co-founder of the Broadband Equity Partnership, on what local government and nonprofit broadband leaders need from a national broadband stimulus.
The acceleration program has so far helped nurture 800 startups of which 250 have worked directly with the Spanish telco.
Vendor Ubiquiti reportedly suffered a 'catastrophic' security breach. 'Their security aligns with the overall nature of their equipment, relatively cheap and flimsy,' said a former Ubiquiti customer.
5G players ranging from American Tower to T-Mobile are investing in edge computing sites. However, a new report 'informed by the speed of light' raises questions about the parameters of the opportunity.
Italy's new government diverts an extra $3 billion from the EU COVID-19 recovery fund to ultrafast infrastructure.
Competition authorities have few worries about the UK tie-up, but customers and employees may feel differently.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vector Photonics bag equity funding; German data protection regulator clamps down on Facebook; Spotify suffers branding car-crash moment.
Big telecom has driven the industry, with light-touch regulation – not just in the US but across the OECD and much of the developing world. Until now.
Orange Poland teams with Dutch pension fund APG to create 50:50 venture with aim of driving fiber network rollout.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Fastweb taps Amdocs for network inventory upgrade; MTN seeks $5 billion valuation of mobile money unit ahead of stake sale; A1 Telekom Austria brings your package inside.
Some of the companies that won money in the FCC's RDOF program are facing a growing, noisy chorus of critics that argue they won't be able to meet their obligations.
This week, Scott Willis, CEO of DartPoints; and Bruce Garrison, chief revenue officer of Bluebird Network, on their connectivity work in rural Iowa and the collaboration required to tackle the digital divide.
T-Mobile plans to sell 100Mbit/s connections to up to 30 million US households for $60 per month. However, there remain a number of questions surrounding the effort.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Lutz Schüler named as boss of post-merger Virgin Media/O2 entity; Ericsson does 5G in Malta; UK sets up new regulatory unit to tame tech titans.
WOW's new policy, which includes a $30 unlimited option for 1-Gig customers, arrives amid a 'broadband-first' posture and a steering of high-speed Internet customers to OTT-TV options such as YouTube TV and Philo.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia puts charging system on AWS cloud; fiber discussions in the UK; A1 cracks cloud gaming with Blacknut.
Who will benefit from Biden's broadband plan? Should broadband be considered a utility? And what even is broadband? The answers to these questions could have major implications.
But SpaceX's satellite broadband service is poised to be a 'game-changer' for rural US coverage and in position to pursue a much larger global market, according to MoffettNathanson's Craig Moffett.
SPONSORED: The new routed optical network is not your father's IP over DWDM, writes Heavy Reading's Sterling Perrin.
Upstream traffic surged 63% in 2020 during a pandemic-marked year that forced people to work and study from home and altered the period of the day that saw peak network usage.
Startup plans to pair the new ATSC 3.0 signaling standard with spectrum from hundreds of low-power TV station partners to underpin a national IP multicast network and edge caching system.
This week, Gary Bolton, CEO, Fiber Broadband Association, joins the show to discuss why the US needs to put fiber first, why satellite broadband could be a 'disaster' for communities and more.
Telecom Italia completes FiberCop agreements with two shareholders, but many obstacles remain on route to create the ultimate 'AccessCo.'