'CommScope will discontinue providing its cloud-based SAS service portfolio. The company has notified customers and will support their transition to other SAS service providers,' the company confirmed.
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Hot off a deal with WideOpenWest, Reach Mobile CEO Harjot Saluja says his company's platform enables partners to offer a range of flexible offerings, including family plans, underpinned by the networks of top US carriers.
T-Mobile said its 3G CDMA network shutdown will be completed 'no later than May 31.' That's a full five months after the January 1, 2022, shutdown date the company began circulating near the end of 2020.
Major US companies reported a $25 billion sales increase in China last year, stoking fear about Chinese access to American technology.
Brian Lavallee joins the podcast to explain why this particular severing of an undersea cable had such an impact on Tonga's network, how satellite connectivity provided a temporary backup for the island state and advancements being made in submarine network services.
The group also plans to change its company statutes to accommodate a chairman beyond the age of 70.
India's second-largest service provider has indicated that it will not purchase 5G equipment from the Chinese vendors.
Americans will be better off if bureaucratic spectrum fights are not swirling around the media, writes the CTA's VP of regulatory affairs.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia goes private with Etisalat UAE; mobile-money platforms still on the march; BT gets huge DHL network gig.
Nokia showed its lab to Light Reading and discussed its approach to 25G PON, beacon devices for mesh Wi-Fi home networks, fixed wireless access (FWA) technologies and more.
The Finnish equipment vendor, which has not furloughed Russian employees, cannot simply turn off its tech.
Tiger Global, Andreessen Horowitz, Seven Seven Six, Goodyear Ventures, Google Ventures, Liberty Global and Deutsche Telekom's strategic investment fund are among the company's investors.
Slow population growth crimped broadband subscriber growth at Comcast and Charter, while producing a 'meaningful headwind' for Altice USA and a 'significant tailwind' for Cable One, an analysis of new Census data finds.
Telstra CEO Andy Penn steps down to make way for CFO Vicki Brady.
Swiss operator reports buoyant mobile growth, but questions remain over FTTH plans.
Speeds and feeds are heading the hype in US broadband's multi-gig era, but Starry CEO Chet Kanojia believes a focus on 'consistent' latency and speeds more tailored to how specific customers use the Internet will help the company differentiate.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: European businesses need to get with the cloud; Nokia and Rakuten don't fear the terabit; Deutsche Telekom offers jobs to Ukrainian refugees.
But only 3% of Netflix subscriptions are used by multiple households that share the cost of the subscription, according to Leichtman Research Group.
Estimates vary as networks are prepared for the new platform, but cable industry experts expect to see deployments underway by 2025.
The Finnish vendor will not be able to boost R&D spending without realizing its latest cost-saving targets.
The budget proposal also includes $25 million for rural co-ops to refinance Rural Utilities Services loan debt and upgrade their networks.
Apple, MegaFon also in fallout flak as war enters second month.
OfficeSuite UC, Windstream Enterprise's Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) platform, is now available outside the US and Canada, for a total of 16 locations.
Claro, Oi, TIM Brasil and Vivo are said to be losing home broadband business to new ISPs set up by criminal gangs.
The Chinese kit vendor is morphing into an R&D specialist but may struggle to maintain spending at its current level.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia stands accused of helping Russia spy on its enemies; Vestager's cool with the cloud; SES adds a third bird from Thales.
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The Chinese vendor is in worse shape than anyone thought before the publication of its latest annual results.
Fixed wireless specialist will begin trading under the 'STRY' ticker on Tuesday following SPAC deal with FirstMark Horizon. Amid an ambitious expansion plan, Starry ended 2021 with 63,230 subscribers.
Apple is evaluating memory chips made by state-owned YMTC, according to a Credit Suisse report.
CVC Capital Partners has made an offer for a minority stake in TIM's yet-to-be created enterprise services unit.
Yellowstone Fiber has started laying conduit to install underground fiber to connect Gallatin County and the city of Bozeman, Montana. The open access network is a partnership with Utah's Utopia Fiber.
Huawei's two main business units are suffering and the company relied mainly on divestments for higher profits.
Igino Cafiero explains how John Deere is working with farmers to deploy autonomous tractors and support connected farming.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Spotify suspends service in Russia; Netflix invests in South African productions; Zen rides on CityFibre network nationwide.
Since launch at the end of 2019, Chinese operators have rolled out 1.5 million 5G basestations - over 60% of the global total - and clocked up 355 million subscribers.
Group that represents small and midsized broadband service providers suggests its constituents will need a year or more to comply with the new rules due to the operational complexities involved.
Swedish group expects divestment in T-Mobile Netherlands within 'weeks' and will pass cash on to shareholders.
The Norwegian group completes the sale of Telenor Myanmar, but its exit is likely to have far-reaching consequences.
NASA is putting together a new kind of public-private partnership that seeks global connectivity and cooperation from satellite communications (satcom) providers.
New free, ad-supported streaming capability is emerging as MyBundle.TV's base of partners expands to 84 that service a combined 8.8 million broadband customers.
The heavily indebted operator sells infrastructure to DigitalBridge and goes from being a property owner to a tenant.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom stops software development in Russia; Virgin Media thinks SLAs are old hat; Orange taps Nokia for 5G core.
The company's board approved raising a total of INR145 billion (US$1.9 billion) from its promoters, Vodafone Group and Aditya Birla Group, and external investors.
Bruno Fromont, CTO of Intelsat, is helping one of the world's storied satellite providers evolve to be more interoperable with carrier 5G networks and more software-defined as a technology company
Vertical Systems Group says Comcast Business's rise on the Leaderboard is due to 'organic growth' plus sites added from the Masergy acquisition.
Snags contract to provide dark fiber links between Northern Ireland and UK mainland as part of overhaul to Janet Network connecting the research and education community.
Meanwhile, Frontier is facing macroeconomic headwinds amid its fiber buildout, but the telco has made solid progress about a year after emerging from bankruptcy, says MoffettNathanson analyst Nick Del Deo.
Globalstar's Vice President of IoT, David Haight, hopes to bring big partnerships and new services to the satellite provider's IoT business.
Carriers need to get out of the way if the technology is to thrive, says the operator, but it seems to be doing the opposite.
New deal is expected to give Altice USA more flexibility on offers and packages as operator prepares to rev up its budding Optimum Mobile business.
John Paul Farmer is one of a handful of new executives at fixed wireless startup WeLink, which hopes to expand its services to more cities using government funding.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: KKR wants to see TIM's books; Ghana extends SIM re-registration deadline; Google gives green light to Spotify's payment platform.
Group moves ahead with ambition to apply principles of disaggregation and openness to fixed broadband networks.
Revenues for remote OLTs surged to $10 million in 2021, compared to just $300,000 in 2020, and are poised to more than double in 2022, according to Dell'Oro Group.
The telco software company says it has stopped business in Russia, while dodging questions about its reliance on Russian coders.
With 5G rollout just around the corner, the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India has launched a pilot using street furniture to deploy small cell networks.
A decade on, ZTE whistleblower shares inside story of illegal trades – as Chinese vendor exits US probation despite last-minute allegation of visa fraud.
Vish Vishwanathan, vice president, wholesale and satellite, Telstra America, talks about the size and scope of the telco's deal with OneWeb and how telcos and satellite firms are helping one another with market expansion.
Meanwhile, Starlink, which has supplied 'thousands' of satellite broadband kits to Ukraine, is raising prices on hardware due to surging inflation.
Digital transformation services now the biggest growth drivers at the world's largest mobile operator.
Dell'Oro Group predicts the SASE market will reach double-digit billion-dollar revenue by 2025.
Germany's operators are making progress with their aim to eliminate so-called grey and white spots to improve 4G coverage.
Of the report's many warnings: 'No online system can be trusted anymore because the current key establishment and key exchanges can be breached.'
Doubts are growing that open RAN will inject competition into the market for mobile network products.
Comcast's 'xGitGuard' tool uses AI and machine learning techniques to detect 'secrets' - such as API tokens and passwords - that might be inadvertently lurking in open source code.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Tele2 commits to circularity; Telia issues euro 500 million green bond; Zoomed-out UK workers bang nails into caffeine's coffin.
India's telcos claim government enforced testing will create a bottleneck, thwarting moves to rival China as a global mobile handset manufacturing base.
The Australian federal government says it will tip a further A$480 million into the national broadband project, with NBN Co. adding another A$270 million.
Rhode Island lawmakers called a multi-million-dollar Cox investment 'an effort to catch up on years of neglect' and renewed their push for a dedicated advisory council to plan out the state's broadband future.
T-Mobile is expected to be a key player in the auction of about 8,000 new, county-based overlay licenses of unassigned 2.5GHz midband spectrum.
Charter's Spectrum Enterprise unit is putting more emphasis on the higher end of the market with Enterprise Network Edge, a platform that features advanced security and SD-WAN capabilities.
Juniper's latest version of Apstra to support smaller edge data centers comes in response to enterprise customers' increased use of edge data centers for applications such as industrial automation and augmented reality.
Swiss operator set to redeploy frequencies for 4G and 5G networks.
Ericsson, Huawei, LG, Nokia, Qualcomm and Samsung rose to the top in a US Patent and Trademark Office report, but none took the lead.
With the most extensive open RAN on the planet, the Japanese operator is trying to reduce costs ahead of virtualization.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Cellnex sells French towers; Iskratel targets UK FTTH market; Swisscom will kill 3G in 2025.
China telcos, cloud firms join in huge national computer grid scheme.
Several Apple services, including its app store, Apple TV+, iCloud, Maps and Apple Music were temporarily knocked out on Monday.
Adding fuel to Verizon's 5G C-band rollout, which includes fixed wireless access services, the new agreement aims to speed up and expand Verizon's access to critical midband spectrum in certain US markets.
Enhanced DOCSIS 3.1 and DOCSIS 4.0 still fit into many cable network roadmaps, but operators are also getting more aggressive with fiber-to-the-premises overlays and buildouts.
New gigabit strategy aims to simplify planning processes and construction techniques to meet deployment goals.
A new policy brief shows fixed broadband prices rose to 3.5% of gross national income (GNI) per capita in 2021, up from 2.9% in 2020. Mobile broadband prices increased to 2% of GNI in 2021, up from 1.9% in 2020.
A Sprint holding company is claiming trademark infringement and has filed a lawsuit to prevent a Nextel-branded mobile service from launching.
The operator is competing against dozens of other companies for a pool of expensive talent and its success cannot be guaranteed.
CableLabs' Curtis Knittle says the 100-Gig capabilities supported by emerging C-PON systems will help cable operators reclaim optical spectrum and add capacity as network needs exceed what legacy tech can deliver.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson continues stables-cleaning process; VEON employees tough it out in Ukraine; Nokia's patent applications rise.
Cloud, digitalization and industrial 5G have powered China Telecom to a 25% hike in full-year earnings.
Unnamed sources tell Reuters that global infrastructure funds have approached Vodafone about acquiring a majority stake in Vantage Towers.
Private event to feature strategy discussions, technology presentations and live demos. Industry sources say the demos will include both options for DOCSIS 4.0: Extended Spectrum DOCSIS and Full Duplex DOCSIS.
5G private network use cases are on show as part of the UK government's 5G Test Beds and Trials funding program.
'While legacy carriers built closed end-to-end networks, Dish chose O-RAN because, among other reasons, it offers lower capital and operating costs, and is more resilient,' Dish told the FCC.
M1 secures a local partner to allow the acquisition to go ahead, but a human rights group expresses outrage over Telenor's exit.
Both companies are racing to build 5G-style networks on the ground in order to beam speedy Internet connections to business aircraft overhead.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Virgin TV gets BritBox; KPN makes healthcare investment; South Africa settles with Huawei.
This week: John Badal, founder and CEO of Sacred Wind Communications, on how his company is closing the digital divide on Navajo lands in rural New Mexico.
The government has rejected appeals by the telcos to issue a second 5G wholesale license, but it will allow them to own as much as 70% of the wholesale network owner, Digital Nasional Berhad (DNB).
The UK-based chip designer has suspended product deliveries and support, leaving Russian data centers with a looming problem.
The UK operator maintains its stance on in-market consolidation, but manages to increase postpaid customers and revenue in 2021.
Comcast, Charter and Altice USA added a record 697,000 mobile lines in Q4, ending 2021 with 7.73 million. T-Mobile likely to 'share' the spoils with cable as an alternative in the market's low end, MoffettNathanson says.
'You'll have one device to rule them all and won't have to carry around two mobile phones for business and personal use while still having a distinct separation between work and personal calls,' an exec boasted.
Amid slowing subscriber growth, Netflix will soon test 'Extra Member' and 'Profile Transfer' features in Chile, Costa Rica and Peru that support credential sharing outside the subscribing household... for a price.
'We're the only ones with a 5G standalone core and you really need a 5G standalone core to enable a lot of these use cases that you're hearing about,' T-Mobile CFO Peter Osvaldik said this week.
A UK-based chip designer currently owned by a Japanese billionaire has provided an essential helping hand for one of China's most controversial companies.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone creates jobs in Stoke, slims down Newbury HQ; FiberCop and Neoip add towns to fiber rollout; Nokia trials 5G network with Japan's Omron.
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Elad Nafshi, Comcast's chief network officer, details how the operator will roll out DOCSIS 4.0 over a virtualized platform that will also support targeted deployments of FTTP.
Industry experts believe DOCSIS 3.1 can keep pace with today's fiber competition by pairing a 1.2GHz upgrade with an upstream-expanding 'high-split.' But emergence of new PON technologies could limit the role of DOCSIS 4.0.
The managed SASE service includes five components: SD-WAN, firewall-as-a-service (FWaaS), secure web gateways (SWGs), zero trust network access (ZTNA) and cloud access security broker (CASB).
The CTIA, the US wireless industry's trade association, urged legislators to release spectrum for 5G including 3.1GHz-3.45GHz, 7.125GHz-8.4 GHz, 1.3GHz-1.35GHz, 1.124GHz-1.164GHz and other bands.
It is the first Chinese company to mass-produce satellites, reportedly aiming to build 300 to 500 annually at a cost of around several million yuan each.
New FCC rules create the tantalizing possibility for other companies to purchase a license that T-Mobile is leasing for 5G. As noted by AllNet, at least one company has done just that: SoniqWave.
Two business ministers and Arcep propose opening up the 3.8GHz-4.0GHz band to industrial players.
With the public comment period on the FCC's broadband nutrition label rules wrapped up, here are some takeaways from the industry's input on how they may be written.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ofcom sets out space spectrum strategy; how Viasat hack helped Russia's invasion of Ukraine; EU approves Amazon's takeover of MGM, disses Midnight Cowboy.
Cable is at the start of the commercialization phase of DOCSIS 4.0, a cornerstone of 10G, with suppliers and other tech partners inching toward interops, Charter's Stephanie Mitchko-Beale said at LR's annual cable tech event.
Executives at the UK operators sound confident 6G will use the same underlying technology as 5G.
Semiconductor-design specialist wants to trim workforce by 12% to 15% ahead of IPO.
German operator says more than 10 million people can now use its 5G SA service at home.
Mike Dano discusses his recent coverage of the 'splinternet' and what it means for the industry at large.
Charter's Spectrum Reach unit is giving $1,500 in free TV advertising to SMBs as they try to bounce back from the ongoing pandemic and associated inflation and supply chain issues.
'Most of the applications on devices really can be served by 30, 50, 60 Mbit/s, no problem,' UScellular's Mike Irizarry said, noting that those are the speeds supported today by UScellular's 4G LTE network.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefonica pals up with Pente for enterprise cloud services; Nokia goes underground in Chile; companies get ready for the hybrid working era.
The operator has carried out network slicing trials with Ericsson but says rules changes are needed before new services can be offered.
India has been trying to promote the growth of indigenous technologies and products to reduce its dependency on international vendors.
Between 2020 and 2021, the average DDoS volume per company was also up 26%, but attack vectors larger than 10 Gbit/s were down 5%.
'By utilizing the AWS Cloud, Dish was able to architect, design, build and deliver a complete cloud-native 5G network with full operations and network deployment automation,' AWS engineers wrote.
The Italian operator also plans to explore a long-mooted merger with state-backed broadband operator Open Fiber.
The Japanese vendor's Symphony business is championing openness as it goes after a market still dominated by Huawei, Ericsson and Nokia.
'The AT&T story will be written in two acts. Today we'll focus on the first act, and that is taking our current asset base and delivering competitive returns," CEO John Stankey said.
New Street Research believes AT&T should instead expand its fiber network buildout, holding that the company's large fixed footprint is the 'single biggest advantage' AT&T has over its wireless rivals.
China Unicom's industry Internet unit leads the way, overtaking fixed-line broadband to become its second-largest segment.
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As OFC 2022 wraps up, Heavy Reading's Sterling Perrin weighs in on IP-over-DWDM and why it's really working this time. We also discuss market components upstart EFFECT Photonics and its noteworthy deal with Viasat.
Among those takeaways: AT&T's midband 5G buildout trails those of Verizon and T-Mobile. AT&T did not mention millimeter wave 5G. And AT&T remains uninterested in fixed wireless.
Amid its aggressive fiber build, AT&T has also unleashed a plan to turn down and decommission 50% of its legacy copper network by 2025 and to largely lean on fixed wireless to capture DSL subs in those areas.
Andrew Schmitt, founder and directing analyst at Cignal AI, helps us wrap up a few key topics from OFC 2022 and talks about what he's looking forward to in the optical networking space.
Aim is to support converged mobile and fixed networks. According to conditions attached to recently secured 5G-friendly spectrum, Vivo must launch 5G services no later than July 31.
'Wave7 Research believes that the 2/22 AT&T 3G shutdown has caused more trouble than press coverage would indicate, with significant issues for some AT&T MVNOs in particular,' wrote Wave7 analysts in a recent report.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: 25G PON in Croatia; Teldat chooses Telefonica Tech's public cloud; EU, UK probe Google/Meta deal on advertising.
As we have for the past two years, Light Reading will stage the Cable Next-Gen Technologies & Strategies conference as a free digital event over two half-days next Tuesday and Wednesday.
The Chinese equipment vendor's continued involvement in Russia is awkward for its biggest European customers.
Former BearingPoint unit picks up more business from long-standing carrier partner NTT.
Preciseley Microtechnology Corporation (PMC) President and CEO David Somo took a moment to talk about his company's optical components and which end markets are hot right now.
New offering, priced at $250 per month, matches the cost of Google Fiber's original 1-Gig service for businesses, which has been lowered to $100 per month.
Omdia analysts Julie Kunstler and Jaimie Lenderman discuss the growth of fiber access, new operator concerns about power consumption and the glut of fiber funding that's just around the corner.
In this episode, Jeff Baumgartner explains why some streaming services now have ad-supported versions; what the future holds for DOCSIS; and whether the FWA market presents new opportunities, competition or both to cable operators.
Cogent and Lumen moved to cut Russia off from the Internet. But some analysts warn such actions could 'cause other countries to consider ways to either control those companies or utilize other companies.'
MKM Partners suspects Google's all-cash swoop for cybersecurity specialist will hit some regulatory buffers.
In the wake of initial market launches in January, AT&T says 7 million fiber locations across its 21-state footprint now have access to the telco's symmetrical 2-Gig and 5-Gig tiers.
PLTD chairman Manny Pangilinan told a briefing last week that the bids came from global tower companies, some in partnership with local firms, and were all above the target P50 billion (US$960 million) mark.
The playbook offers states a guide to navigating broadband funding opportunities in the Biden administration's infrastructure bill - and stresses the need to spend funds on future-proof technology.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ukrainian government considers moving data to safety; ETNO calls for more coordination to defend against increased cyberwarfare risk; Zain, BT in reality check.
Artificial intelligence developed by US Big Tech will help to run the UK operator in the years ahead.
Spanish operator to add a further string to its bow with solar panels joint venture.
Results from Heavy Reading's Operator Strategies for 5G Transport Market Leadership Survey indicate the need for transport network slicing and packetized fronthaul transport.
Charter's targeted use of CBRS for offload will help to reduce MVNO costs. It's not a must-do, 'but it's an upside,' says company Chairman and CEO Tom Rutledge.
Fortinet is Orange's first vendor partner in the SASE space, but the service provider expects to add more managed SASE options in the future.
Rob Shore, Infinera's SVP of marketing, discusses three announcements covering Infinera's most recent technology and market moves in optical transport, pluggable optics and a partnership that will unlock private networking and edge computing deployments for a major US service provider.
A number of satellite companies are touting US-based suppliers and vendors, which is noteworthy considering Russia recently said it would stop supplying rockets to the US.
The company is working on new MVNO deals with Boost Mobile owner Dish Network; Google, which offers mobile services through Google Fi; and cable company Altice, which operates Optimum Mobile.
Anthony Yu, VP of computing and wired infrastructure at GlobalFoundries (GF), joins the Light Reading podcast on the show floor at OFC to discuss his company's GF Fotonix announcement, the partners involved and the timing of the markets it is addressing with silicon photonics.
Actifai, which already has a foothold at Breezeline, Hargray, Cogeco and Cincinnati Bell, says initial deployments have generated a lift in ARPU in the range of 10% to 15%.
Banks providing $1.25 billion revolving credit facility get nervy about EU sanctions on Russian oligarchs associated with Group.
'Following twenty years of average macro basestation price declines in the 5% to 10% range, we are now modeling RAN prices to increase,' warned Stefan Pongratz of Dell'Oro Group.
RIL has recently also developed a compact 5G-as-a-service solution called 'Jio 5G Hyperlite Stack,' which it plans to offer to enterprises and businesses.
Tareq Amin says the burden of capex will start to ease in the summer, allowing the Japanese operator to focus on customer acquisition.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Lumen pulls the plug on Russia; Vodafone brings HBO Max to more European markets; Proximus does Belgium proud by Ukrainian refugees.
The China-based vendor continues its recovery following its near collapse in 2018.
Less than two years ago, Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg touted the benefits of mmWave 5G during the unveiling of Apple's iPhone 12. But the newest iPhone doesn't support mmWave at all.
The streaming giant doesn't harbor 'religion against advertising' but remains content with its 'scalable subscription model,' company CFO Spencer Neumann says.
Iain Morris shares his take on Mobile World Congress, discusses themes that emerged at the event such as the metaverse and explains why he's still waiting on a drink from a 5G-powered barman.
Following an initial debut of smart building IoT services in 2020, the Canadian operator's business services unit is going bigger, launching IoT products with an array of tech and service partners.
The exit of western brands from Russia might seem like a golden opportunity for Chinese firms, but it is not that straightforward.
Almost none of the phones that Verizon sold at the end of last year in the $250-or-less category support 5G. Instead, most of the cheap phones that Verizon sold featured only 4G connections.
The provider of B/OSS software lists three major Russian clients in its last annual filing with US authorities and also does business in Ukraine.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Sparkle launches global IoT service; Deutsche Telekom digs Netcracker suite; more fiber for eastern England.
Operators have been cut off from the only viable non-Chinese suppliers, and the Chinese ones have problems of their own.
Proposed deal is expected to close in Q2 2023, but European Union approval is far from assured.
Heavy Reading survey says open RAN security will rely on an active community of suppliers, developers, testers and security experts working constantly to identify threats and maintain protection.
Threats during 2H 2021 were more destructive and unpredictable, according to the FortiGuard Labs Global Threat Landscape Report. Bad actors are also taking advantage of a broader attack surface with a more distributed workforce.
Cable operator isn't taking FWA for granted, but Chairman and CEO Brian Roberts likens it to the kind of lower-priced, lower-speed offerings it has long seen from DSL.
Sales are booming, but optical equipment vendor watches share price fall as component shortages put margins under pressure.
'Currently, we do not anticipate any impact to our business or customers. We have implemented measures to prevent further such incidents,' Samsung said in a statement.
UK operator announces new batch of outdoor installations using licensed-assisted access. 5G small cells coming 'soon.'
Two new Motorola phones support Dish's Band 70. No other network operator in the world uses that specific band, thus implying direct support of Dish by handset makers.
Following the launch of Apple TV+ by Sky in parts of Europe late last year, Comcast is bringing Apple's premium streaming service to X1, Xfinity Flex and its new family of XClass TVs.
Streaming giant's decision to temporarily cut off access comes as Russia's invasion of Ukraine intensifies, and arrives days after Netflix refused to carry 20 Russian free-to-air propaganda channels.
AT&T's new 'Value Plus Plan' offers unlimited 5G connections and is cheaper than the carrier's other unlimited offerings. It's also cheaper than similar plans from Verizon and T-Mobile.
A session at last week's big trade show featured speakers from Nokia, Qualcomm, Verizon, Telstra and other companies, and focused on the economic business case supporting mmWave transmissions.
Cable operator's battle to reverse or vacate a $1 billion verdict stemming from copyright claims made by major music labels heads to the oral argument stage this week. The result could affect ISPs far and wide.
The companies say they are exploring new solutions for connectivity in Australia and the Asia-Pacific.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT spreads the small-cell love in the UK; Proximus welcomes Ada; Turk Telekom turns to Mavenir.
The mobile industry's giant shindig was back with 61,000 visitors, even if the big news stories had nothing to do with it.
The deployment so far, in partnership with Nokia, Mavenir and AWS, had already yielded lessons in how the new architecture can drastically change a telco operations and business.
Matteo Gatta issues an 'urgent plea,' as the industry takes measures to help people stay connected.
The service provider's decision to build a new data center comes just a few years after divesting nearly 30 data centers to Equinix for $3.6 billion.
Recent fixed wireless subscriber growth from T-Mobile and Verizon has grabbed the broadband spotlight, but MoffettNathanson's Craig Moffett wonders if an influx of fiber projects will end up paying off.
'In light of the unwarranted and unprovoked invasion of Ukraine, Cogent is terminating all of your services effective at 5 p.m. GMT on March 4, 2022,' the company wrote to a Russian customer.
Italian operator to split off fixed network into separate unit and sell stake in towerco INWIT.
Elon Musk has switched on SpaceX's Starlink satellite broadband for Ukraine, but security researchers fear the dishes might help Russia target users.
Recently merged operator signs three-year deal with Finnish supplier to expand 4G and 5G coverage across Indonesia.
Verizon said it expects 4-5 million FWA customers by 2025, slightly below T-Mobile's goal of gaining 7-8 million FWA customers during roughly the same time.
This week: Virginia Lam Abrams, co-founder and SVP of government affairs and strategic advancement at Starry, returns to the podcast to discuss updates on the fixed wireless provider's Starry Connect program for affordable and public housing developments, and how federal subsidies are helping some Starry customers get broadband at no cost.
The South Korean vendor's lack of 2G or 3G network products brings open RAN difficulties for the UK operator.
Update: Disney confirmed that it will launch an ad-supported version of Disney+ for the US in late 2022, with plans to expand it internationally in 2023.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Cellnex/Hutchison deal wins UK competition watchdog approval; crowds return to MWC; Sky Mobile heads to Ireland.
5G is fundamentally transforming the future of business and opening a new realm of opportunities for communications service providers, enterprises and industries, as well as consumers. CSPs need to go beyond connectivity; they need to encompass digital and IT services to reignite growth by preparing for 5G, cloud and edge technology advancements.
Cable One uses FTTP in all greenfield areas and market expansions, but the operator estimates that overbuilding existing HFC plant with FTTP is three to six times as expensive as going with a DOCSIS 4.0 upgrade.
'We ... vacate the injunction against Cox,' the Delaware Supreme Court ruling stated. However, Cox said it still hasn't announced any specific wireless plans.
My expectation is that Verizon's '+play' is just more bloatware for its Android phones, and will eventually join the company's ill-fated Go90 streaming video service in the dustbin of tech history.
The German incumbent's new chief technology officer promises a 'significant' urban investment in open RAN, possibly starting next year.
Asian operators came together at Mobile World Congress to talk about decarbonizing network equipment and other efforts to go carbon neutral.
Cable op says 2021 peak downstream traffic rose 11% and upstream traffic increased 5% from 2020 levels, while peak traffic has returned to later parts in the day as students headed back to school and some workers returned to offices.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: A1 Telekom joins cloud infrastructure initiative; Orange Mali chooses Intelsat for hard-to-reach areas; Spotify closes Moscow office.
'We are seeing good coverage exactly where we thought,' Verizon's Sampath Sowmyanarayan said of the company's C-band 5G network. And he said that's helping sales of edge computing and private wireless.
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Mike Dano tours a Dish 5G cell site in Las Vegas.
Charles Miller, co-founder and CEO of Lynk, discusses his company's technology and its ambition to help existing mobile network operators connect rural, remote and underserved communities all over the world.
Among the latest developments: Russian space agency Roscosmos has refused to launch more than 30 satellites for OneWeb, while Apple has halted sales in Russia.
Prior to the LSO Marketplace, service providers would have to 'dig around in a developer site called GitHub,' to assess service interoperability, said MEF's Daniel Bar-Lev.
Among the changes: Jon Freier will take over customer care; Callie Field will take over T-Mobile Business; and Mike Katz will be T-Mobile's new CMO. Dow Draper will leave.
The Nordic vendors have paused work as they assess the impact of US sanctions, raising the prospect of a China-powered Russian telecom sector.
Sources say CommScope has halted a plan to develop a DOCSIS 4.0 chipset and architecture for network gear in partnership with MaxLinear and Xilinx. The decision could cede the network side of the D4.0 market to Broadcom.
Duo commit to making Galaxy models 'greener' and join forces on testing 5G SA devices.
Day three brings the flight spare for the Mars helicopter, industrial cobots and other automation, virtual auction houses and middle-aged men getting down to K-pop in the metaverse.
The Swedish kit maker is facing fines, the potential collapse of its Vonage deal and a loss of business.
The company aims to launch the Ifland metaverse service in 80 countries this year as part of an effort to become a global leader in key next-gen technologies.
Rob Shuter, CEO of BT Enterprise, joins Fiona Graham at Mobile World Congress to discuss BT's 5G use cases in the enterprise market, how private networks, cybersecurity and edge/cloud intersect for their customers, and his predictions for the role of the metaverse in the future of work.
Optical transport revenue in APAC fell 11% due to lower sales in the region in 2021, according to Dell'Oro.
Globalstar's mystery customer is spending $310 million to purchase 17 new satellites. Meanwhile, EchoStar's chairman, Charlie Ergen, hinted the company might partner with Dish Network.
Liren Chen, president and CEO of InterDigital, shares his perspective on advancements in 5G, and how his company is planning ahead for 6G and the metaverse.
Latest data usage milestone enters the frame as broadband service operators continue to unleash and expand the reach of multi-gigabit speed tiers.
The chair of the FCC discussed the importance of midband spectrum over mmWave spectrum in Barcelona, and said that the agency would auction 2.5GHz spectrum in July.
As Facebook demands network improvements, operators gathered at MWC weigh the impact of the metaverse and call for new business models.
According to Meta, the 5G industry needs to support reductions in network latency, symmetrical bandwidth and a 'common framework' for data sharing. Good luck with that.
Rima Qureshi, executive vice president and chief strategy officer for Verizon, joins Iain Morris on the show floor to discuss a demo of the company's work in advanced 5G and robotics.
A committee is advising Ottawa to reject the proposed merger if Rogers declines to unload Shaw's mobile business, which includes Freedom Mobile.
Howard Watson, CTIO of BT Group, discusses the operator's shift from non-standalone to standalone 5G, why it matters for customers and the technological hurdles to standing up a 5G core.
It's day two at Mobile World Congress Barcelona, and Light Reading's Fiona Graham is back with another update. Ukraine, cyberdogs, the metaverse, rollable phones and more - find out what's been going on from the show floor.
Cloud native mainstream for 5G core is now extending to RAN at the edge.
Service Provider 5G fabric, the ecosystem and open source communities stimulate industry use case innovation and new revenues.
China has deployed 1.4 million 5G basestations, which it says accounts for more than 60% of the world's total. The US has around 50,000.
The French incumbent says it plans telecom euthanasia for the aging standards as it tries to simplify network management.