Some still see video as an important piece, while others are extracting themselves from the business to leave the mess of rocketing programming rates to OTT-TV providers.
Germany looks set to strangle the China-based supplier in red tape as scrutiny is extended to the 5G RAN.
Cable One also has the option to acquire all of MBI, formed by the purchases of Vyve Broadband, Northland Communications and part of Eagle Communications, starting in 2023.
But they'll have to wait. If a listing does happen it won't be for at least 'several years.'
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange trials private network with Schneider Electric, launches $30 smartphone in Africa; Proximus reaches Ostend with its fiber rollout; Google still dominates the price-comparison market in Europe.
AT&T confirms it deployed its disaggregated core routing platform with technology from Broadcom, DriveNets and UfiSpace.
Acquisition of Swedish network testing and monitoring company will strengthen its line-up of automated WAN products, it says.
Proposed five-year financial plan includes accelerated 5G coverage and $1.5 billion in network investments. Rogers has also promised to keep Cogeco's headquarters in Montreal.
Late Sunday night, TikTok received a reprieve when a federal judge blocked a Trump order for Apple and Google to remove it from their US app stores.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Three Ireland switches on 5G; Oaktree buys majority stake in Zzoomm; Arm jobs under threat, says UK politician.
Despite the Permanent Court of Arbitration ruling retrospective tax laws unfairly penalized the telecoms giant, the Indian government may still appeal.
Zoom, Cisco Webex, Microsoft Teams and more are all benefiting from the enforced need to stay at home.
UK-based group said to be in talks to buy Spanish rival, although analysts are skeptical about such a deal.
'Gridmetrics,' an early-stage project, is a data platform that measures and monitors the distribution portion of the power grid and helps utilities track performance and be alerted to outages and potential outages.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: all aboard the 5G bus; Orange wants more phone recycling; Italy frets over network safety.
Growing Canadian cable and video equipment vendor racks up big revenue and income gains in its fiscal Q4, after closing deal to buy the bulk of Nokia's cable access product portfolio early last month.
The government and NBN Co will upgrade the state-funded wholesale network to deliver up to 1 Gbit/s to another 6 million premises.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: snuffling out 5G startups; SEE Enterprise doubles its network, signs connectivity deal with Three UK; Vodafone develops IoT-fueled product recall system.
Ting has dropped a previous plan to develop its own IPTV service after discovering that managing a traditional service created a greater burden than originally anticipated.
Orange Business Services becomes the latest operator to join the Azure partner program established in 2019.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: AMP Capital to acquire VX Fiber; Vodafone vets its suppliers for diversity credentials and more; Swisscom's Herren to leave at end of the year.
Says it has chopped its debt by more than $4B and has secured access to $2B in new capital.
Trump's 'great deal for America' over TikTok ownership is already unraveling, as Oracle, Walmart, ByteDance and the White House tell different stories.
Also in today's EMEA regional round: ancient telly wipes out Welsh broadband; Telefónica's connectivity fires up 'digitalized shopping center' in Spain; Swisscom turns blue.
The UK cable operator has already promised a gigabit-speed connection across its entire network by the end of next year. It is now eyeing a service that is twice as fast.
Beefing up capacity to 1.2GHz and up to 1.8GHz is a primary driver for the new CableLabs specs. Meanwhile, SCTE has already kicked off standards focused on a future move to 3GHz.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Enet facilitates Brodynt's entry into Ireland; CityFibre bolsters buildout with Bechtel; Saudi Arabia pins hopes on digital transformation.
The European Commission recommends the adoption of a common approach to the deployment of 5G networks.
The enfant terrible of the French telecom market is looking further east for its next growth opportunity.
Deadline looms large for TikTok and social messaging platform WeChat as White House says app store ban will take effect on Sunday.
Japan-based technology firm aims to improve trust in facial recognition software by making it easier to block fraud.
The demo in Ames, Iowa, features an enhanced DOCSIS 3.1 network feeding 8K video and more than 70 connected devices, along with an eye-popping show of emerging bandwidth-eating light field display technology.
Report by Synergy finds easier pickings for US players elsewhere in the APAC region, as Alibaba leads the pack of homegrown cloud services providers.
EU competition officials are said to be questioning the plan for Telecom Italia to keep control of a single fiber network company.
Bruce McClelland joined Ribbon weeks before the pandemic struck. His remit at the company? Do what he did for 20 years at Arris – grow it.
AT&T CEO John Stankey suggests the subsidized cell phone plans could be introduced in 2021.
Self-installation model, video service bundle options and broadband service mobility will open up opportunities with residential and business customers, Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg says.
Bringing company's tech stack to smart TVs fits into a broader plan to build a global IP video platform that relies on a common tech stack and standardized hardware, Brian Roberts says.
New report expects Dutch mobile revenue to fall 4.3% in 2020, but the three operators show a slightly mixed picture in Q2.
Platforms like Facebook aren't using technology they possess to stop bots committing advertising fraud, costing tens of billions of dollars a year.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Openreach rolls out more fiber; here comes the Nokia SON; Facebook given some breathing space in data-transfer rumpus.
In a move that could accelerate cable upstream upgrades and DOCSIS 4.0 development, Google Fiber will soon launch 2-Gig service in Nashville and Huntsville for $100 per month, and expand it to most markets by early 2021.
Consolidation in Sweden's broadband market in the offing as A3 committee recommends takeover bid by smaller rival.
Light Reading podcast veteran Prof. Nick Feamster from the University of Chicago shares an update on his research of network usage and performance during the pandemic.
US software giant Oracle has won the bidding war to buy TikTok's US operations from ByteDance, but the deal will face grueling political hurdles.
New report shows that 'ardent gamers' would be willing to pay a lot more for a high-quality cloud gaming service on low-latency 5G networks.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EE ditches Dixons Carphone; former BT bigwig heads up UK's post-Huawei task force; Telecom Italia grows connectivity for agribusinesses.
Broadband Success Partners' Jack Burton argues that 5G is not the competitive threat to cable that many once thought it would be.
Analysts have derided early FWA services in 5G as relatively small-scale operations. But new products, technologies and spectrum resources could change the calculation.
EarthLink, which has tried to renew an expiring wholesale deal with Charter, alleges that the cable operator is duping subs into switching providers and tarnishing the EarthLink brand.
Cable operators have raked in broadband subs during the pandemic, but the reasons behind the surge run far and deep, according to a top industry analyst.
Nick Read warns against a move towards 'effective renationalization' of Italy's telecoms market.
A team of broadcasters will demo a series of 5G technologies live at the IBC virtual showcase event, as the industry looks to capitalize on stable data transfer.
There's still plenty of speed and capacity to mine out of DOCSIS 3.1, Charter CFO Chris Winfrey says.
CommScope's Morgan Kurk and Dave Wright join the podcast to discuss challenges service providers face in delivering rural broadband services, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Macquarie Group, 3i Group and AustralianSuper are reportedly in the frame for GTT's European fiber assets.
SoftBank Group, after its market capitalization fell $13 billion between Monday and Wednesday, is cutting its stake in telco SoftBank Corp for cash.
América Móvil, Telefónica and TIM gain stalking horse status for the 'mobile assets UPI' of the Brazilian operator.
The deal is significant because it is a rare instance of a private telco working with a domestic state-owned vendor.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Leroy pops up at Deutsche Telekom; UK launches National Data Strategy; Sky plays ROXi music.
The latest 5G offering from the UK operator is a connected grand piano played by someone normally seen behind the wheel of a car.
Inmarsat CEO Rupert Pearce boasts of record data traffic volumes over the European Aviation Network, a joint venture with Deutsche Telekom.
Saudi Telecom Company said to be in discussions to reduce its $2.39 billion offer for Vodafone Group's 55% stake, potentially scuppering eight months of talks.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: NetIX adds exchanges; Pluto TV arrives on European browsers; KPN issues €600 million Eurobond.
Telefónica makes a second cybersecurity acquisition, eyeing the 300,000 unfilled cybersecurity expert vacancies in the EU by 2022.
Dr. Peng sells wholly owned Great Wall Broadband and other assets to new state-backed technology firm Zhongan Industrial Investment.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson gets TDC 5G-ready; MTN Ghana fights market dominance ruling; A1 Austria in wholesale TV deal.
French government allocates part of €100B ($118B) post-COVID-19 stimulus package to fiber network buildout.
Ciena, which counts AT&T and Verizon as top customers, warned of a pandemic-released slowdown in service provider spending. But some analysts aren't worried.
Cable operators prioritized near-term capacity upgrades and enhancements to legacy centralized infrastructure in 2020, slowing the drive toward a future that will feature distributed access networks.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: France's Free not free to use Huawei; TIM does smart-speaker voice calling; Google responds at length to EU on Digital Services Act.
Altice USA wants to acquire Cogeco's US-based Atlantic Broadband operations and sell Cogeco's Canadian assets to Toronto-based Rogers.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: TIM updates on fiber rollout; Proximus brings Leuven into the fiber fold; funding secured for 5G innovation hub in UK.
Deploying a network to as many Alaskans as possible requires utilizing a variety of connectivity services, including copper, fiber, satellite and even Facebook Terragraph.
Google and other tech firms will pass on European countries' new digital taxes to advertisers and developers, as telcos worry about double-taxation
Hong Kong telco SmarTone has announced a fixed wireless service that will effectively target incumbent HKT.
Standards for Generic Access Platform nodes are inching toward finalization, setting up 2021 as a time for vendors to ramp up development of the physical hardware and software.
Dozens of companies and other bidding entities have registered their interest in participating in the FCC's $20.4 billion Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF).
John Stratton, a former Verizon executive, will work with Frontier CEO Bernard Han to lead the telco out of bankruptcy, in part by challenging cable operators.
Private equity firm is reportedly exploring a sale of its 'Astound' conglomerate of service providers for more than $8 billion.
Videoconferencing platform Zoom announces runaway second-quarter earnings, with revenue up 355%, though tech's biggest firms aim to chase its success.
Former Italian incumbent's board approves sale of 37.5% stake in new FiberCop entity to KKR, while merger deal with Open Fiber is finally given the green light.