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Verizon snaps up another small wireless network operator
News Analysis | 9/30/2021

Based on new filings with the FCC, Verizon appears to have acquired the 4G mobile network and spectrum of Chariton Valley Communications Corporation (CVCC) in Missouri.

Life after the Andromeda spectrum auction is looking problematic
News Analysis | 9/30/2021

The FCC is scheduled to start the Andromeda auction of 3.45GHz-3.55GHz licenses next week. But when the dust settles, there may not be much more midband spectrum in the pipeline.

Hulu's future could be set by Disney-Comcast carriage talks – analyst
News Analysis | 9/30/2021

Industry analyst Craig Moffett speculates that a new, important carriage deal between Comcast and Disney could set the stage for Comcast to divest its one third stake in Hulu and score a multi-billion-dollar windfall.

Eutelsat grounds Drahi's takeover bid
News Analysis | 9/30/2021

French billionaire's reach for the skies misfires as Eutelsat board 'rejects unanimously' his €12.10-per-share offer

Can Quad alliance redefine the semiconductor supply chain?
News Analysis | 9/30/2021

The Quadrilateral Security Dialogue between India, the US, Japan and Australia wants to protect supply chains in critical areas like semiconductors and 5G.

Verizon zeroes in on recovery efforts and network refresh
News Analysis | 9/30/2021

Sue Schnaars leads a team of project managers tasked with integrating new equipment into Verizon's network, and she explains how scope creep and vendor interoperability are among the challenges her team faces in updating the network.

Performance visibility critical for private 5G network deployments
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase | 9/30/2021

The fast-growing private network market is set to shape the future of enterprise digitization and experience.

CableLabs unit gets flexible with DOCSIS device testing
News Analysis | 9/30/2021

Kyrio, a unit of CableLabs, has broken down the walled garden of DOCSIS testing with FlexTest, a service that enables vendors to run more granular, individual tests much earlier in the product development cycle.

Eurobites: Sweden's Sinch buys Pathwire for $1.9B
News Analysis | 9/30/2021

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone turns to Ericsson in Oman; Orange's teleport passes muster; Nokia helps with 5G monetization.

AT&T ramps up employee COVID vaccine mandate
News Analysis | 9/30/2021

Gone are the days you'd get on your bike to get a job. Now, get a vaccine instead.

Dish's Boost Mobile pairs new phone with a free year of service
News Analysis | 9/30/2021

Dish Network's new Celero5G phone will cost $279, and early customers will get a free year of unlimited Boost Mobile service. Further, the phone does support T-Mobile's speedy midband 5G network.

Xavier Niel readies for Iliad squeeze-out
News Analysis | 9/30/2021

French billionaire has secured 96.46% of Iliad and is now in a position to delist the telecoms operator.

Tower sales to increase with Malaysian mast-off
News Analysis | 9/30/2021

Malaysia is joining the vogue for selling off mobile towers, as U Mobile looks to flog its collection for $120 million.

Vodafone's open-networks obsession reaches broadband
News Analysis | 9/30/2021

The UK-based operator has built a gateway using products from different suppliers in a move it likens to open RAN for broadband.

TIM leads charge for national cloud hub
News Analysis | 9/30/2021

Italy's incumbent proposes creation of 'national strategic hub,' a public-private partnership aimed at providing cloud services and infrastructure for the public administration sector.

Vodafone Spain says adios to own high street stores – reports
News Analysis | 9/30/2021

Vodafone's Spanish unit reportedly intends to close all 34 stores as part of its plan to lay off more employees.

BSO, EllaLink aim new subsea cables at stock markets
News Analysis | 9/30/2021

There's a vast market for subsea cables to plug traders into emerging market stock exchanges, BSO's CEO Michael Ourabah tells Light Reading.

The future of broadband and fiber as infrastructure
Guest Perspectives | 9/29/2021

To give innovators, inventors and visionaries a broadband infrastructure with no limits, it has to be supported by fiber.

OpenRoaming supporters continue promising 5G services over Wi-Fi
News Analysis | 9/29/2021

Extreme Networks, which supplies Wi-Fi to the NFL, said it deployed a network at the Polytechnic Institute of Viseu (IPV) in Portugal that supports the OpenRoaming standard.

Google Fiber nears full phase-out of legacy IPTV service
News Analysis | 9/29/2021

The gigabit-happy broadband provider continues to push free upgrades to its new Google TV-powered Chromecast streaming dongle to push plan to phase out its original Fiber TV service.

Mobile site woes threaten to leave UK at a 5G loss
News Analysis | 9/29/2021

Countries will need tall masts or lots of sites to provide the most advanced 5G services. That's a problem for the UK.

Nonprofit DigitalC to cross digital divide in Cleveland with LTE
News Analysis | 9/29/2021

The group is deploying Nokia and Siklu equipment in unlicensed 3.5GHz CBRS and mmWave spectrum.

CommScope launches its first Low Latency DOCSIS gateway
News Analysis | 9/29/2021

CommScope's latest DOCSIS 3.1 gateway fits into a broader ecosystem the supplier has developed for a new feature focused on online gaming and other apps and services that require low latencies.

Eurobites: Ericsson connects IoT users to AWS public cloud
News Analysis | 9/29/2021

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Proximus tests glass antenna; TalkTalk has its knuckles rapped over 'fixed price' ad; BT class action moves a step closer.

Ericsson to cut hundreds of jobs in China after 5G setbacks
News Analysis | 9/29/2021

Swedish equipment giant is merging three customer units into one big one that will cater to the entire Chinese market.

Synamedia touts simplified, less expensive path to 8K video
News Analysis | 9/29/2021

Video tech company says the encoding of 8K content is poised to become cost-effective and ready to be 'mainstreamed' using silicon from AMD that can handle the required processing in one CPU.

The metaverse will save 5G? That's so cute!
DanoVision | 9/28/2021

'The metaverse is our future business model,' explains SK Telecom's Cho Ik-hwan. In reality, the metaverse will blow past the 5G industry on its way toward lining the pockets of big Internet companies.

Oracle to set 4G/5G policy rules for EE
News Analysis | 9/28/2021

Huawei's 4G PCRF at BT-owned mobile operator to make way for cloud-native and 'converged' 4G/5G policy solution from US supplier.

Australia regulator takes aim at Google dominance of online ads
News Analysis | 9/28/2021

Australia's competition watchdog has called for new powers to rein in Google's dominance of online ad tech.

Roku faces streaming headwinds as distribution piece of its biz slows – analyst
News Analysis | 9/28/2021

Roku's ad biz is solid, but the distribution element of its fast-growing Platforms business could be tempered as the pace of new, major SVoD streaming services slows and the market further consolidates.

Is AT&T on its way to being the next 'uncarrier?'
DanoVision | 9/28/2021

Verizon and T-Mobile's best iPhone 13 offers require customers to subscribe to their most expensive unlimited plans. AT&T, meanwhile, 'is offering its most lucrative promotions to all unlimited customers.'

Can NBC force YouTube TV to carry Peacock?
The Bauminator | 9/28/2021

NBCU is trying to force YouTube TV to bundle in the Peacock Premium service in a new carriage deal, says LightShed analyst Richard Greenfield. But he gives YouTube TV, and its estimated 4 million subs, the negotiating edge.

Alabama power co-op brings fiber to its rural customers
News Analysis | 9/28/2021

Cullman Electric's goal was to improve its operations by deploying fiber, but it found it could also deliver high-speed Internet to its broadband-deprived members.

Eurobites: BT becomes a Teams player
News Analysis | 9/28/2021

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT's Allera calls for more 'social' fixed broadband tariffs; Inwit builds mobile tower out of wood; Google's cookie plans under attack.

BT trumpets drone trial at UK port, but without 5G
News Analysis | 9/28/2021

Ports and drones are emerging as potentially lucrative opportunities for the UK operator.

Cox places CBRS bet in Vegas
News Analysis | 9/27/2021

Cox Communications said it will build a small-scale wireless network for the city of Las Vegas. At the same time, Cox hired a longtime wireless networking executive who previously worked at Ericsson and Nortel.

More change at SeaChange as industry vet Peter Aquino takes the helm
News Analysis | 9/27/2021

Aquino, a former CEO of RCN, Internap and Primus Telecommunications Group, joins SeaChange soon after company declares it is entering a period of stability and growth following years of restructuring.

Huawei CFO case ends with everyone looking bad
Morris Lore | 9/27/2021

The only positive thing about this case was the release of two innocent Canadians, and yet that also confirms China as the worst kind of state.

ONF spins off Aether for private wireless networking
News Analysis | 9/27/2021

The Open Networking Foundation (ONF) said Ananki will focus on the sale of private 5G networking services to enterprises. The company is based on the group's Aether flagship project, launched last year.

NBCU channels could go dark on YouTube TV as carriage battle brews
News Analysis | 9/27/2021

YouTube TV says it will cut the monthly price on its service by $10 if a new deal is not struck, and points subscribers to the Peacock service. The current carriage deal expires on Thursday, September 30.

BT on clearing up the cloudy relationship between telcos and hyperscalers
CxO Spotlight | 9/27/2021

BT's Chet Patel explains how telcos and hyperscalers can collaborate to provide a better cloud experience for enterprise customers.

XGS-PON has a lot of legs, Frontier exec says
Broadband World News | 9/27/2021

XGS-PON has a long upgrade path, as the platform Frontier selected from Nokia is upgradable to 25-Gig PON 'with basically an optics change,' says Frontier's Scott Mispagel.

From China to EU to UK, the sat market blasts off
News Analysis | 9/27/2021

An EU satellite consortium forms, while China's Geely makes its first sats, and the UK's Isotropic Systems hops between satellite broadband networks.

Orange alert to cloud 'lock-in' risks as it takes next edge steps
News Analysis | 9/27/2021

As it weighs a global plan for cloud, the edge and open RAN, the French operator does not want to become overly reliant on Google.

What we've learnt from the release of Huawei's CFO
News Analysis | 9/27/2021

Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou arrived home to a rapturous welcome following a legal settlement with the US government.

Google strikes back over EU's $5B Android fine
News Analysis | 9/27/2021

Search giant takes on Margrethe Vestager, aka Europe's 'tech-slayer in chief,' over 2018 fine for alleged abuse of Android's mobile dominance.

Eurobites: Orange lands Amitie cable in France
News Analysis | 9/27/2021

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia lands XGS-PON deal with Telekom Slovenije; TalkTalk offers six months' free fiber broadband to jobseekers; Ericsson's vision thing.

Huawei's CFO heading home after deferred prosecution deal reached
News Analysis | 9/24/2021

A deal reached with the US Justice Department will allow Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou to avoid US extradition and return home, The WSJ reports.

Vecima touts 'breakout year' as DAA deployments start to flourish
News Analysis | 9/24/2021

Video and broadband tech supplier posts best fiscal year in its 33-year history as cable operators start to make progress with next-gen network projects.

Next Huawei battle with the US will be fought over the cloud
News Analysis | 9/24/2021

The Chinese firm's fast-growing cloud services business is the next big concern for its American opponents.

Orange Belgium says hey! to digital natives
News Analysis | 9/24/2021

Orange's Belgian unit aims to shake up the market by targeting rival low-cost brands such as Base, Mobile Vikings and Youfone.

Altice USA looking at MVNOs, but not necessarily buying
News Analysis | 9/24/2021

Altice USA CEO Dexter Goei acknowledged that the company has been poking around the MVNO market, but stressed that its interest in the market is more focused on areas such as branding and distribution.

EU to phonemakers: Come up with common charger
News Analysis | 9/24/2021

To cut down on waste and save consumers from juggling multiple cables, the EU is minded to make Apple adopt the USB-C standard. Apple is unimpressed.

Fiber judgement day approaches for Huawei in UK
News Analysis | 9/24/2021

The government has finished its consultation with operators on what to do about Huawei in fiber, and new restrictions could be a death sentence for its UK business.

6G becoming too politicized, warns Huawei's Xu
News Analysis | 9/24/2021

6G is in danger of becoming politicized and over-hyped, Huawei's Eric Xu has warned.

Extreme Networks enters SD-WAN market with $70M Ipanema acquisition
CxO Spotlight | 9/24/2021

Extreme's CTO Nabil Bukhari discusses the company's decision to acquire Ipanema and its plans for entering the SD-WAN market.

The Leading Lights finalists: Part III
News Analysis | 9/24/2021

On this podcast, Light Reading's Kelsey Ziser, Fiona Graham and Iain Morris discuss trends they're seeing, what's happening in the awards categories that they're judging and what they've learned from the contest entries as they dig in and prepare to announce this year's winners.

WiCipedia: When sexism goes to trial
WiCipedia | 9/24/2021

This week in our WiC roundup: Female CEOs are few and far between; a unicorn falls from grace under oath; progress in STEM at the White House; and more.

Eurobites: Russia's Yandex to set up cloud shop in Germany
News Analysis | 9/24/2021

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Truphone expands its IoT reach with Sony; mobile money booms in sub-Saharan Africa; Orange extends 4G in French Guiana.

5G World: Mavenir EVP dishes on open RAN's technology advantage
LRTV Interviews | 9/24/2021

Stefano Cantarelli, EVP and chief marketing officer at Mavenir, says that open RAN's differences are its strengths and, over time, its architecture will become a technological advantage.

5G World: Vodafone's Andrea Donà takes on the telco legacy
LRTV Interviews | 9/24/2021

Vodafone's chief network officer, Andrea Donà, said the way to the 5G future is to first make sure you radically simplify and take care of legacy networks and services.

Comcast, Charter CEOs point to emerging CBRS partnership
News Analysis | 9/23/2021

Pact will allow the MSOs to 'create a synthetic, national opportunity by creating a CBRS business' and an offload process that mobile subs of both companies can take advantage of, Charter CEO Tom Rutledge says.

Liberty Global flirts with FTTP opportunities in Germany
News Analysis | 9/23/2021

Two years after Liberty Global sold its German cable assets, the MSO's investment arm has teamed with InfraVia Capital to explore FTTP opportunities in greenfields, starting with underserved German municipalities.

The Leading Lights finalists: Part II
News Analysis | 9/23/2021

On this podcast, Light Reading's Phil Harvey, Jeff Baumgartner and Alan Breznick discuss trends they're seeing, what's happening in the awards categories that they're judging and what they've learned from the contest entries as they dig in and prepare to announce this year's winners.

Huawei eyes growth from recovery, low-carbon solutions
News Analysis | 9/23/2021

With its legacy business facing headwinds, Huawei's enterprise group is emerging as its prime growth engine.

Frontier plows ahead with XGS-PON
News Analysis | 9/23/2021

Amid an aggressive fiber upgrade plan, Frontier has tapped Nokia to connect about 100,000 homes to XGS-PON, a technology that puts the network service provider on a path to 10-Gig services.

Could Helium finally succeed where so many others failed?
DanoVision | 9/23/2021

A number of companies in the telecom industry have attempted to create a network of individual networks. But Helium is doing so with one big, new element: a very clear and tangible incentive.

Xiaomi denies censoring as Lithuania advises ditching phones
News Analysis | 9/23/2021

A security report found one Xiaomi phone had built-in censorship tools, and also points to security flaws in a Huawei device.

A new king is crowned in the cloud
Guest Perspectives | 9/23/2021

Data is the most valuable business asset, and how you leverage it defines business success.

Biden seeks chip transparency in summit today
News Analysis | 9/23/2021

The White House is gathering leaders from Intel, Apple, Microsoft, TSMC, Samsung and carmakers for a virtual summit today about the chip shortage.

5G World: Reasons to be upbeat about 5G and the telco cloud future
LRTV Interviews | 9/23/2021

5G is still in its beginning stages and that means telcos need to find business models that work and shore up their relationships with the hyperscale cloud providers, according to one of Omdia's lead service provider analysts.

5G World: The 5G icon is starting to mean something
LRTV Interviews | 9/23/2021

New, improved 5G radios and other products are starting to make a difference in service provider deployments, according to Heavy Reading's mobile network equipment analyst.

Eurobites: Telefónica turns to IBM et al for 5G core network platform
News Analysis | 9/23/2021

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT taps Oracle for policy management; BICS conducts 5G roaming trials with Proximus; Altice fine upheld by EU.

Industry, government and public-interest groups unite over 5G security
News Analysis | 9/22/2021

From open RAN to wireless emergency alerts, the FCC's new Communications Security, Reliability, and Interoperability Council (CSRIC) plans to look at security and 5G networks.

Disney+ forecasts slip amid Q4 subscriber warning
News Analysis | 9/22/2021

Disney shares tumbled Tuesday after CEO Bob Chapek warned that Disney+ 'has hit some headwinds' as production slowdowns linked to the pandemic cause a new wave of content to come in lighter than expected.

Lynk and AST SpaceMobile battle for mobile operator customers
News Analysis | 9/22/2021

Lynk announced its first two operator customers: Aliv in the Bahamas and Telecel Centrafrique in the Central African Republic. AST SpaceMobile, meanwhile, counts deals covering a total of 1.5 billion subscribers.

StarHub nabs 40% of Singapore's broadband share
News Analysis | 9/22/2021

Singapore's StarHub, attempting to expand its profitable broadband business, buys MyRepublic's domestic offerings, boosting its market share to 40%.

India's Vodafone Idea wins battle, needs to win the war
News Analysis | 9/22/2021

For the first time in months, India's third-largest service provider is on somewhat positive footing.

Ericsson's 12kg 5G box puts Nokia and Huawei on back foot
News Analysis | 9/22/2021

The Swedish firm says it is winning the weight war with a new massive MIMO unit weighing 5 kilograms less than Nokia's.

Verizon's Shah on private networks, now and later
News Analysis | 9/22/2021

While AR, VR and robotics applications generate the most buzz, Anand Shah says many of those private network use cases are several years out. Currently, computer vision is one of the most widely used private network use cases.

Comcast unleashes global streaming box, the XiOne
News Analysis | 9/22/2021

New 4K- and Wi-Fi 6-capable streaming box is initially available to Sky Q customers in Italy and Germany, and is starting to be rolled out in the US to Comcast's Xfinity Flex subs.

Cisco backs Qwilt to fuel global CDN and edge cloud push
News Analysis | 9/22/2021

Cisco Investments participated in a $70 million round in Qwilt. Tied in, the companies are teaming on a global CDN service featuring Qwilt's open caching tech and Cisco's edge compute and networking infrastructure.

AT&T scores a win over Verizon in mmWave 5G
News Analysis | 9/22/2021

'AT&T mmWave 5G users on average spent a lower amount of time connected to mmWave 5G compared to our mmWave 5G users on Verizon, but when they did connect to mmWave 5G, they consumed a much larger amount of data,' according to Opensignal.

China Mobile faces $15B bill for second 5G network
News Analysis | 9/22/2021

China Mobile could be on the hook for as much as $15 billion for the construction of the new national 700MHz network.

Russia's Nornickel dials up rhetoric on private 5G
News Analysis | 9/22/2021

Russian mining company expresses desire to work directly with vendors on private 5G, although such a scenario is currently not permitted.

Eurobites: Telecom Italia leads the 5G pack, says Opensignal
News Analysis | 9/22/2021

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: DAZN reportedly bidding for BT Sport; European Commission on collision course with Apple over phone chargers; don't buy Chinese phones, says Lithuanian government.

AT&T's phone-unlocking ringleader gets locked up
News Analysis | 9/22/2021

Muhammad Fahd sentenced to 12 years in prison for unlawfully unlocking nearly 2 million phones in scam costing AT&T more than $200 million.

Iliad bolsters Polish Play with UPC buy
News Analysis | 9/22/2021

The acquisitive French group pursues European convergence ambitions with agreement to buy Polish cableco from Liberty Global.

Biden's leadership vacuum may hamstring US spectrum strategy
News Analysis | 9/21/2021

'We need a national spectrum strategy,' concluded Gina Raimondo, President Biden's Secretary of Commerce. However, Biden still has not named leadership for the FCC and the NTIA.

New silicon may speed up open RAN and spoil Intel party
News Analysis | 9/21/2021

Inline accelerators could inject some much-needed competition into the open RAN market, if their backers can build support.

AT&T's fiber expansion could reach beyond 30 million locations
News Analysis | 9/21/2021

The only thing that stands in the way of expanding AT&T's fiber buildout target in the coming years is 'execution and performance,' says AT&T CEO John Stankey.

Verizon's CEO acknowledges supply chain, labor constraints
News Analysis | 9/21/2021

Verizon's Hans Vestberg said it's a 'tougher labor market there' in retail, due to the ongoing pandemic. He also acknowledged 'there are some challenges in the supply chain.'

US government of two minds over blacklisting Honor
News Analysis | 9/21/2021

Huawei's spin-off Honor is perplexing US security agencies, who are split over whether to include it in America's export blacklist.

Altice France to gain 530,000 clients through Coriolis buy
News Analysis | 9/21/2021

Patrick Drahi-owned operator to buy the smaller telecoms player for a total of €415 million.

Ericsson CEO signals new direct approach to enterprise
News Analysis | 9/21/2021

The Swedish vendor will cater directly to companies that own spectrum and have no wish to involve operators.

SCTE clears way for standardized network nodes
News Analysis | 9/21/2021

The cable industry's standards-making body has blessed the enclosure specs for the Generic Access Platform (GAP), as well as the specs for interoperable service modules that will snap into the next-gen nodes.

Cisco siphons $20M into Rural Broadband Innovation Center
News Analysis | 9/21/2021

The $20 million Center was launched in mid-June under the umbrella of Cisco's Country Digital Acceleration program, and will focus on delivering high-speed Internet access to rural areas to lessen the digital divide.

Eurobites: 5G is good for you, insists ETNO
News Analysis | 9/21/2021

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telkom pursues separate SA listing for towers subsidiary; Ericsson weighs in with lighter radio; Netflix launches free service in Kenya, but only on Android mobiles.

Open RAN is following the script
News Analysis | 9/21/2021

Despite early criticism, vendors may eventually be tripping over each other to sell open RAN products.

Nokia's FP5 chip taps into security and energy fears
News Analysis | 9/21/2021

The successor to the ballyhooed FP4 promises a lot more power efficiency and defense against cybercrime.

Nokia, Ericsson start winning Huawei replacement deals
News Analysis | 9/20/2021

Viaero said it would cost $300 million to replace Huawei's equipment in its network. Union Wireless put that figure at $110 million. Now, Nokia and Ericsson are sweeping up those deals.

Recalibrating valuations in the private wireless industry
DanoVision | 9/20/2021

A utility provider covering Kansas and Missouri just announced plans to deploy its own private wireless LTE network, and it's spending $30 million on the spectrum licenses alone.

Roku rolls new products and OS as streaming competition stays hot
News Analysis | 9/20/2021

Roku's refreshed product lineup includes a pair of more powerful streaming sticks and an update to an operating system that underpins the company's fast-growing Platforms business.

Light Reading Recap: Week ending Sept. 17
LRTV Documentaries | 9/20/2021

Last week's telecom news highlights included a look at the wild valuation ride of social media and messaging platform Discord as it recently rejected a $12 billion takeover bid and then a $500 million funding round. We also review the latest info on 3G network shutdown dates for the big US carriers.

Starlink to exit beta, as EU eyes OneWeb stake
News Analysis | 9/20/2021

The EU eyes a stake in UK-backed OneWeb, just as its satellite broadband rival Starlink says it will emerge from 'Better Than Nothing Beta' next month.

AT&T begins testing Ericsson, Nokia kit ahead of Andromeda auction
News Analysis | 9/20/2021

AT&T is widely expected to dominate the Andromeda auction, though it's unclear how much money AT&T might dole out during the event, which is scheduled to start in October.

Eurobites: Virgin picks Plume for 'smart home' services push in UK
News Analysis | 9/20/2021

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange turns to Ericsson for mobile money boost; Vodafone, ITU combine on mobile Internet initiative in Africa and beyond; BT's emissions target moves closer.

Who should pay for the bridge across the digital divide?
News Analysis | 9/17/2021

Two new studies conclude that the US government's Universal Service Fund (USF) is in need of change. But they differ on whether ISPs or Big Tech should fix the situation.

AT&T takes FCC to court over 5G backhaul
News Analysis | 9/17/2021

Wi-Fi users in the 6GHz band are 'very likely to result in harmful interference at unpredictable places and times,' AT&T argues. The company may be looking to protect its 5G backhaul operations.

Former cable exec to take on AT&T and Comcast in Jacksonville
CxO Spotlight | 9/17/2021

Ted Schremp, an exec late of Charter and TiVo, now heads up IQ Fiber, a service provider that has secured funding for a phase I buildout of an XGS-PON network that will serve 60,000 homes in the Florida city.

FCC clears way for another 466 winning RDOF bids
Broadband World News | 9/17/2021

Latest round of FCC authorizations cover winning bids from 13 companies and organizations, including BEK Communications, Cumberland Connect, Easton Utilities, Gibson Connect and Union Telephone.

EXA Infrastructure rises from ashes after GTT fiber sale
News Analysis | 9/17/2021

GTT Communications completes the sale of its infrastructure division to I Squared Capital, which has now set up a new business called EXA.

WiCipedia: Is 38 'over the hill' in tech?
WiCipedia | 9/17/2021

This week in our WiC roundup: Iceland a new hotspot for women in tech; age discrimination is an overlooked diversity issue; upskilling online; and more.

Eurobites: TalkTalk turns to GPON/XGS-PON for new fiber network up north
News Analysis | 9/17/2021

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Citymesh and TowerEye combine on private networks; Glasgow's 5G is miles better than London's; Telxius deploys 400 GigE.

Europe's bigwigs want homegrown chip ecosystem
News Analysis | 9/17/2021

President of European Commission trailers new 'European Chips Act' aimed at lessening reliance on Asian and US chipmakers.

ISPs suffer losses and make plans in face of climate crisis
Broadband World News | 9/17/2021

A worsening climate crisis that has exacted a toll on cables, fiber lines and wireless towers is making clear how vulnerable that critical infrastructure is.

T-Mobile will shut down its 3G UMTS network in 287 days
News Analysis | 9/16/2021

'As of July 1, 2022, T-Mobile's older 3G UMTS network will be retired,' the operator wrote. Just a few weeks ago, the operator did not provide a firm shut down date for that network.

Logix Fiber links up with Versa on SD-WAN
News Analysis | 9/16/2021

This is the first SD-WAN service Logix is deploying; executives say security, network visibility and application prioritization are among key features.

Is T-Mobile losing its edge?
DanoVision | 9/16/2021

T-Mobile's iPhone 13 promotions aren't impressing analysts. The company's new 5G icon follows Verizon's lead. And T-Mobile's growth prospects for Q4 appear stunted. 'Uncarrier' it isn't.

The Divide: How Uprise Fiber seeks to solve what you hate about your ISP
Broadband World News | 9/16/2021

This week: Sam Sanders, CEO of Uprise Fiber, on how the company sets itself apart from traditional ISPs and seeks to build digital equity into broadband deployments.

Locast slapped with permanent injunction
News Analysis | 9/16/2021

Court order still leaves the door open for Locast to appeal. Meanwhile, Locast and the broadcasters have asked for a 'brief bench trial' to address statutory damages.

Allen Broome rises to CEO at MediaKind
News Analysis | 9/16/2021

Broome, a former Comcast exec who was named CTO of MediaKind in the fall of 2019, succeeds Matt McConnell, another former Comcast exec.

Investors value Discord at $15B in funding round
News Analysis | 9/16/2021

Discord flies high, with potential buyers Amazon and Twitter reportedly offering up to $18B and causing longstanding Internet forums to flop.

Telstra targeting A$500M in cuts and 5G growth
News Analysis | 9/16/2021

Telstra aims to shed A$500 million ($365.8 million) in costs, sell off further assets and become a major consumer tech retailer under its latest transformation plan.

India announces major reforms, relief for Vodafone Idea
News Analysis | 9/16/2021

In a much-anticipated move, the Indian government has finally approved a relief package and several new reforms for the telecom industry.

WhatsApp pilots Business Directory in e-commerce drive
News Analysis | 9/16/2021

Messaging service launches pilot in Brazil and indicates that India and Indonesia could be next.

Windstream CMO: SD-WAN stalled, not squashed, by pandemic
CxO Spotlight | 9/16/2021

Concerns around cost and ease of use stalled SD-WAN deployments for remote workers, but the tide is turning as remote access tools improve and enterprises budget for a long-term distributed workforce.

Vodafone Spain to axe hundreds more jobs
News Analysis | 9/16/2021

Staff to bear the consequences of Vodafone's latest 'digital transformation' as it targets huge cost savings.

Eurobites: CityFibre raises further £1.1B to take the fiber fight to BT
News Analysis | 9/16/2021

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: A1 Austria takes Offensity across Europe; BT's fancy new digs in Brum; Nokia helps spread the digital gospel in Africa.

Better times for suppliers in H1 (Huawei, Nokia flag) – Dell'Oro
News Analysis | 9/16/2021

Slowdown in China impacts Q2, but revenue from telecom equipment worldwide was still up for a fifth consecutive quarter.

AT&T: 2.7% of customers will be affected by 3G shutdown
News Analysis | 9/15/2021

Groups ranging from the Alarm Industry Communications Committee (AICC) to the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) have been arguing of the 'deadly' effects posed by AT&T's 3G shutdown plans.

13 an unlucky number for 5G
DanoVision | 9/15/2021

Apple took the wraps off its latest iPhone, the iPhone 13. But the company spent almost no time talking about 5G during its unveiling event.

NAB cancels 2021 event as Delta variant surges
News Analysis | 9/15/2021

Prior plan was to hold the event in Las Vegas in October and require attendees to show proof of COVID-19 vaccinations. The new plan is to provide virtual options for 'select' 2021 NAB Show content.

Huawei wishlist: Global talent, 6G, set own standards
News Analysis | 9/15/2021

Huawei Founder and CEO Ren Zhengfei tells staff that Huawei is seeking to lure foreign tech talent to China to lead in 6G and to dominate global standards.

FTTH covers just 22% of EU rural households – report
News Analysis | 9/15/2021

New report from FTTH Council Europe shows that overall deployment is progressing rapidly, but rural coverage remains a challenge.

The Leading Lights finalists: Part I
News Analysis | 9/15/2021

Light Reading editors discuss trends they're seeing, what's happening in the awards categories that they're judging and what they've learned from the contest entries as they dig in and prepare to announce this year's winners.

Tenth launch boosts OneWeb halfway to its target
News Analysis | 9/15/2021

OneWeb's constellation grows to its halfway mark of 322 after its tenth launch, while Amazon picks a fight at the FCC with Elon Musk's Starlink.

Eurobites: Telecom Italia bangs open RAN gong
News Analysis | 9/15/2021

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Google's Grace Hopper cable lands in Cornwall; GÉANT network trials 800G with Infinera; EU promises chip sovereignty.

O-RAN founders keep control as big kit vendors bear the risk
News Analysis | 9/15/2021

The O-RAN Alliance is ensuring that technical contributions will be 'non-confidential,' but little else has changed.

5G and IoT can reduce UK emissions by 78% by 2035 – report
News Analysis | 9/15/2021

As the world gets ready for COP26 in Glasgow, using 5G and IoT in manufacturing, transport and agriculture can cut UK carbon emissions by 4% a year, according to a new report commissioned by Vodafone.

Comcast nearing launch of 'XClass'-branded TVs – report
News Analysis | 9/14/2021

Once again it looks as though Comcast is ready to enter the smart TV market. A report in Protocol says Comcast will soon offer two TV models made by Hisense and outfitted with the cable operator's software platform.

T-Mobile CFO: Samsung 'has really fallen behind the eight ball'
News Analysis | 9/14/2021

'A lot of our customer base are very significant Samsung lovers, and so we probably saw a little bit more of the supply chain issue there,' said T-Mobile CFO Peter Osvaldik.

US mobile providers love coverage maps, but not coverage details
News Analysis | 9/14/2021

Verizon, T-Mobile and CTIA were among those voicing support for the FCC's ongoing broadband mapping initiative. However, they pushed against sharing cell site information, in-vehicle coverage data and more.

AT&T promises to steal mobile customers from rivals
News Analysis | 9/14/2021

AT&T's new CFO, Pascal Desroches, says the company has a number of growth strategies firmly in place. 'All those things collectively are allowing us to grow and to gain share,' he said.

Comcast in no rush to deploy CBRS spectrum
News Analysis | 9/14/2021

Referencing an 'excellent' MVNO deal with Verizon, pricing on wholesale mobile access is relatively in-line with the economics Comcast could achieve by offloading traffic using CBRS, Comcast CFO says.

Matrixx CTO: How modern charging, billing unlocks new mobile services
CxO Spotlight | 9/14/2021

Marc Price, CTO of Matrixx, talks about the possibilities that exist for network operators when they can more creatively charge for services and what new infrastructure unlocks those opportunities.

Telefónica puts NEC in its open RAN driving seat
News Analysis | 9/14/2021

The Japanese kit maker will take on the systems integrator role and provide radio units for Telefónica trials in important markets.

5G industry struggles with spectrum sharing
News Analysis | 9/14/2021

'Spectrum sharing must be the new normal,' argued Vernita Harris, a spectrum official with the Pentagon. But that position runs counter to the goals laid out by the US wireless industry.

AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile try to fuel 5G by fostering startups
News Analysis | 9/14/2021

All three big US operators have invested in programs to encourage the development of new, fancy 5G applications and services. But so far those efforts haven't given rise to widespread deployments.

Cable access market rises as broadband CPE biz struggles in Q2 – Dell'Oro
News Analysis | 9/14/2021

Node splits and an increase of DAA node purchases fueled a rise in cable access network revenues in Q2, but supply chain constraints contributed to another down quarter for broadband customer premises equipment.

Big 5G Recap: Going hybrid in the mile-high city
LRTV Documentaries | 9/14/2021

Light Reading's Jeff Baumgartner and Mike Dano join Phil Harvey to recap the Big 5G Event and discuss what has happened lately with in-person events.

Building a solid foundation for open optical networking
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 9/14/2021

Disaggregation and open optical networking (including 400ZR), the hottest optical topics of 2021, began with the introduction of the open line system several years ago. Today, CSPs have a growing ecosystem of partners to work with as they move toward open optical networking.

Xavier Niel secures over 85% of Iliad
News Analysis | 9/14/2021

The Iliad founder has until close of business on September 24 to secure over 90% of shares in order to force a squeeze-out process.

Eurobites: UK ahead of Euro rivals on 5G speeds – Ookla
News Analysis | 9/14/2021

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Amdocs talks up Orange project; Nokia lands new deal in Netherlands; MobiledgeX trials road safety systems; GlobalConnect fibers up.

Nokia return will not end doubts about O-RAN
Morris Lore | 9/14/2021

Changes made by the specifications group have satisfied the Finnish equipment vendor, but they remain unclear to the wider world.

Charter exploring targeted 'high-split' upstream upgrades
News Analysis | 9/13/2021

Charter will invest in upstream-enhancing moves on its DOCSIS 3.1 networks, and perhaps use it as a bridge to a transition to DOCSIS 4.0, Charter CFO Chris Winfrey says.

Verizon to 'broaden out' prepaid offerings
News Analysis | 9/13/2021

Verizon's Ronan Dunne didn't say exactly what Verizon might do in the prepaid market, but he said the company might slow the migration of customers from prepaid services to postpaid services.

US pay-TV sheds another 1.12M subs in Q2 – report
News Analysis | 9/13/2021

The 227,000 subs gained by virtual multichannel video programming distributors (vMVPDs) in Q2 were dwarfed by a loss of 1.57 million subs among the nation's cable, telco and satellite service providers.

How 'as a service' might supercharge private 5G
LRTV Interviews | 9/13/2021

'Private 5G is really taking off,' explained Todd Krautkremer, CMO of Cradlepoint. Part of the reason, he said, has to do with new, Netflix-style business models.

Ericsson says China divestment is not linked to local 5G setbacks
News Analysis | 9/13/2021

The transfer of R&D assets in Nanjing is about cutting back on investment in legacy technologies so it can prioritize 5G, says the Swedish firm.

'Inefficient' NBN Co ARPU is 50% too high, say Australian ISPs
News Analysis | 9/13/2021

In their latest salvo against NBN Co, Australia's biggest retail ISPs claim its ARPU is up to 50% higher than it should be.

Orange's Richard hopes to hang on as chairman after 2022
News Analysis | 9/13/2021

Separation of roles could see Stéphane Richard cede CEO function but remain as chairman once his mandate expires.

Light Reading Recap: Week ending Sept. 10
LRTV Documentaries | 9/13/2021

Last week's telecom news highlights included more trouble for Norwegian operator Telenor as it moves away from Myanmar. We also muse about the changing shape of Verizon's deal with the NFL and why 5G networks are still struggling to prove their worth to consumers.

Eurobites: Facebook's smart glasses trigger privacy fears in Italy – report
News Analysis | 9/13/2021

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom lands new deal with Asahi; BT enters the quantum realm; MTN gets an upgrade from Nokia.

Dish hints at interest in carrier aggregation, more 600MHz spectrum
News Analysis | 9/10/2021

'Dish anticipates needing more lowband spectrum in some markets to meet customer demand in the future,' the company told the FCC, suggesting it was interested in getting more 600MHz licenses.

SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2021 shifts to virtual format as pandemic rages
News Analysis | 9/10/2021

Cable industry's annual technology and engineering conference was originally set up as a hybrid live/virtual event, with the in-person portion set to take place in Atlanta from October 11-13.

Cisco targets net zero GHG emissions by 2040
News Analysis | 9/10/2021

US tech giant says it can outpace Paris Agreement net-zero timeframe by ten years.

Verizon's Peselli on enterprises' evolving network consumption model
LRTV Interviews | 9/10/2021

Massimo Peselli explains how customers can utilize Verizon's cloud to reduce the hardware needed to support their network operations, and how 5G is advancing the network-as-a-service approach.

Three UK helps bring back the roaming empire
Morris Lore | 9/10/2021

Despite saying it would not reintroduce the fees customers pay to use their phones abroad, Three has now copied BT and Vodafone in doing just that.

The Internet casts shade on Zuck's new Ray-Bans
News Analysis | 9/10/2021

Facebook announces new smart glasses with Ray-Ban. But is it a smart move for a company that already has trouble with guarding data privacy?

Eurobites: Telefónica names former O2 boss Mark Evans as strategy chief
News Analysis | 9/10/2021

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Dutch unhappy about 3.5GHz delays; Ofcom dives into murky net neutrality waters; Vodafone bulks up in Ukraine.

ATN's Geoverse looks to capitalize on the private networking boom
News Analysis | 9/10/2021

ATN International, a publicly traded telecom company, is actively seeking partners and/or investors to help it grow its Geoverse private networking business.

Asian telcos race to sell off towers, data centers
News Analysis | 9/10/2021

Asian telcos have joined the asset sale party and are putting their towers and data centers on the block.

DT plans German sovereign cloud – with Google
News Analysis | 9/10/2021

New joint offering from T-Systems and Google Cloud to start in mid-2022.

Wisper, a WISP, finds something better than 5G
News Analysis | 9/9/2021

'I don't believe 5G is necessarily the right tool for WISPs,' said Nathan Stooke, the CEO of Wisper. His solution? Equipment from Tarana Wireless.

Amazon to FCC: Don't let SpaceX shirk the rules
News Analysis | 9/9/2021

Kuiper Systems, Amazon's satellite broadband unit, claims its concerns about SpaceX's 'Gen2' system plans for Starlink stem from regulatory rules and not, as SpaceX contends, from desires to slow competition.

BT demonstrates architectural benefits of disaggregated network
Guest Perspectives | 9/9/2021

Details about BT's test of Acacia's 400ZR and OpenZR+ optics over their currently deployed colorless third-party, multi-span, amplified, ROADM line system.

Verizon reworks NFL deal to focus on 5G
News Analysis | 9/9/2021

Verizon's new ten-year agreement with the NFL cost the operator a reported $1 billion. It won't include game streaming but it will make Verizon 'the Official 5G Network of the League.'

Amazon sparks line of Amazon-built TVs
News Analysis | 9/9/2021

Launch of Amazon's Fire TV Omni and 4-Series smart TV lineup will deepen the reach of Amazon's streaming and advertising ecosystem and put more competitive pressure on the likes of Roku and Google.

The Divide: New map shows 60M Americans lack Internet
Broadband World News | 9/9/2021

This week: Eric Frank, CEO of LightBox, discusses the company's new nationwide Internet connectivity map which reveals that nearly one in six Americans is not connected.

CSPs not fully satisfied with incumbent IP vendors – survey
News Analysis | 9/9/2021

Heavy Reading survey finds only 7% of communications service providers are fully satisfied with their incumbent IP network suppliers. High costs are their biggest grievance.

How 5G rollout became such a long, hard slog
News Analysis | 9/9/2021

Heavy equipment, overreliance on low-band spectrum and consumer apathy are all hindering the deployment of the latest mobile technology.

Eurobites: Nvidia seeks EU approval for Arm deal
News Analysis | 9/9/2021

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: MTN strikes new mobile money partnership; Slovak Telekom opts for Ekinops; Three UK will resurrect EU roaming charges.

Privatization could be path forward for undervalued Altice USA – analyst
News Analysis | 9/9/2021

'Altice's valuation is simply too cheap, and by a huge margin,' writes industry analyst Craig Moffett, suggesting a scenario in which the company goes private at a palatable premium and sells off the Suddenlink and Lightpath pieces.

GenXComm raises $20M for private 5G
News Analysis | 9/9/2021

'GenXComm's unique technology optimizes communication by allowing wireless channels to transmit and receive simultaneously,' the company claims.

Private 5G represents 'turning point' for John Deere
LRTV Interviews | 9/9/2021

John Deere's Kiel Ronning provides some fresh insight into how private networks are weaving their way into smart manufacturing and why they are emerging as optimal platforms for connected factories.

AT&T's Katibeh on bridging the digital divide
LRTV Interviews | 9/9/2021

Mo Katibeh speaks to AT&T's efforts to close the digital divide and what's next for the operator's future fiber and 5G network buildouts.

Trouble for Telenor in selling up Myanmar business
News Analysis | 9/9/2021

Norway's Telenor finds exiting Myanmar trickier than expected, with the ruling junta disposed to reject the $105 million sale to Lebanon's Mikati brothers.

India's telecom policy has been a shambles
News Analysis | 9/9/2021

Excessive greed by regulators and inside government may have killed India's telecom golden goose.

US charges former Ericsson employee over bribery scheme
News Analysis | 9/9/2021

Federal indictment charges former employee for alleged role in a scheme to pay about $2.1 million in bribes.

Six things to watch for in Apple's iPhone 13 announcement
DanoVision | 9/8/2021

Apple is widely expected to announce its iPhone 13 during an event next week. Here are six themes to track as Apple shows off its latest smartphone wares.

Verizon's Artley on anchoring a private 5G network at Port of Southampton
LRTV Interviews | 9/8/2021

Port of Southampton teamed up with Verizon and Nokia to deploy a private 5G network.

UK should focus on chip design, says top chipmaker
News Analysis | 9/8/2021

Chipmakers need access to skilled migrant labor and public funding shouldn't squeeze out private investment, says a semiconductor industry manifesto.

China's 5G is a domestic affair
News Analysis | 9/8/2021

China is running its own 5G race and the rest of the world can look on.

AT&T will tap into OneWeb's satellite network to reach remote areas
Broadband World News | 9/8/2021

OneWeb has locked in AT&T as a big-name customer as it pushes ahead with a plan provide global coverage via a constellation of hundreds of low-Earth orbit (LEO) satellites.

Deutsche Telekom CEO keeps BT options open
News Analysis | 9/8/2021

Tim Höttges reckons 'something is going to happen' to BT ownership within 12 months but says it's too early to talk about what role Deutsche Telekom might play.

Intel pledges €80B for Europe in fight back against TSMC
News Analysis | 9/8/2021

The investment in eight new fabs, announced this week, is intended to restore Europe's status as well as Intel's.

Dell unfazed by open RAN warnings from Nokia, Ericsson
News Analysis | 9/8/2021

'It's not surprising that some of today's networking equipment vendors are not fans of O-RAN, the way it is described, because it really pressures their business model,' Dell's Dennis Hoffman said.

Eurobites: MTN 'in talks' over retreat from Afghanistan
News Analysis | 9/8/2021

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Africell exits Uganda; Ericsson steers factory parking; Nigeria's smartphone market grows.

NEC expands AWS tie-up to gain 5G edge
News Analysis | 9/8/2021

Japanese vendor builds on existing collaboration with plans for comprehensive 5G offering and hybrid cloud services.

Amazon to launch its own smart TV line this fall – report
News Analysis | 9/8/2021

Amazon is reportedly working with third parties, including TCL, on TV designs and manufacturing. An industry source says Amazon has also explored what it would take to go a step further and develop and build its own TV hardware.

Mike O'Rielly, formerly of the FCC, cautions on infrastructure timing
LRTV Interviews | 9/7/2021

One of the FCC's former commissioners believes that Congress is poised to quickly approve around $65 billion in broadband-related infrastructure spending. But a waiting game on funding payouts could ensue.

Andromeda auction estimates range from $15B to $37B
News Analysis | 9/7/2021

'We think the auction will be fiercely contested with prices not far off the C-band,' wrote the financial analysts at New Street Research. But others aren't so sure.

Lumen's Mike Benjamin: An old RAT with new tricks
News Analysis | 9/7/2021

The new iteration of ReverseRAT includes web camera access and the ability to steal files via USB drives, explains Lumen's Mike Benjamin.

AT&T's Gordon Mansfield expands on plans for standalone 5G and open RAN
LRTV Interviews | 9/7/2021

BIG 5G EVENT, DENVER – Gordon Mansfield, AT&T's VP of converged access and device technology, offers an update on AT&T's deployment of a 5G standalone core and C-band spectrum and more insights about how open RAN will fit into the company's mobile network strategy.

Japan telco stocks on Suga high after PM announces exit
News Analysis | 9/7/2021

Telecom investors seem happy to see the back of the politician obsessed with cutting prices.

EXFO's founder on what's next for the newly private company
News Analysis | 9/7/2021

Germain Lamonde fended off a hostile takeover attempt by rival Viavi and made EXFO a private company again. Now he's opening up on what the company plans to do next.

Deutsche Telekom quits Netherlands and turns even more American
News Analysis | 9/7/2021

Far more interested in America than Europe, Europe's largest service provider is using Dutch sale proceeds to up its stake in T-Mobile US.

Telecom Italia builds bid for national cloud hub
News Analysis | 9/7/2021

Telecom Italia and three partners are angling for a €900 million contract to build a national cloud hub, paid for by the EU and using licensed Big Tech.

Eurobites: Virgin Media O2 gets gigabit to 10M UK homes
News Analysis | 9/7/2021

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ukrtelecom and Iskratel expand fiber program in Ukraine; Nokia connects Dutch data centers; Roku sets course for Germany.

Virgin Media most moaned about service provider in UK – Ofcom
News Analysis | 9/7/2021

UK regulator's latest league tables on complaints make uncomfortable reading for Virgin Media as a standalone business, but EE and Sky have a good Q1.

MoCA prepares to 'Link' up with 5G fixed wireless, satellite and PON broadband
News Analysis | 9/7/2021

The Multimedia over Coax Alliance is developing a new standard, called MoCA Link, that provides a speedy, low-latency bridge between access devices on the side of the home or on the roof, and the in-home Wi-Fi router.

Telefónica on prowl for full-fiber finance in UK – report
News Analysis | 9/7/2021

Spanish incumbent reportedly hires banks to find partners that are willing to stump up between $4.7 billion and $5.9 billion to support ambitious fiber rollout plans at Virgin Media O2.

UK's Serious Fraud Office knocks on O2's door – report
News Analysis | 9/6/2021

Sunday Telegraph says SFO looking into 'possible violations of anti-bribery laws and regulations' at UK operator.

O-RAN Alliance: Open by name, closed by nature, reckons Europe
Morris Lore | 9/6/2021

The group that defines specifications for open RAN wants to be treated like a standards body, but it does not appear to meet the WTO's criteria.

Price pressures mount after TSMC hikes fees
News Analysis | 9/6/2021

Hardware price rises loom after the world's biggest chipmaker raises its own chip fees.

VEON sells off its Russian towers for $970M
News Analysis | 9/6/2021

Kaan Terzioğlu's operator reaches a deal to sell off 14,500 mobile towers in Russia to longtime partner Service-Telecom.

Eurobites: Satellite comms getting mighty crowded, Inmarsat's Suri warns
News Analysis | 9/6/2021

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Africa Data Centres expands; Scottish broadband project sets sail; Qualcomm and Google offer infotainment wizardry to French carmaker Renault.

AT&T faces growing calls to delay 3G shutdown
News Analysis | 9/3/2021

Companies in the electronic monitoring industry joined those in the alarm sector in urging the FCC to delay AT&T's 3G shutdown. But AT&T hopes to forge ahead with its plans in order to deploy midband 5G.

Why AT&T reignited its spectrum war against T-Mobile
News Analysis | 9/3/2021

AT&T warned of a 'substantial imbalance' in the amount of midband spectrum that T-Mobile owns. At issue is the FCC's upcoming auction of 2.5GHz midband spectrum.

Amazon, SpaceX scrap over Starlink's 'Gen2' plans
News Analysis | 9/3/2021

Amazon's Kuiper Systems has urged the FCC to dismiss SpaceX's plans, which include two possible satellite configurations, while SpaceX calls it a delay tactic designed to slow competition.

Eurobites: South African operators seek spectrum solution
News Analysis | 9/3/2021

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Russia's 5G grand plan; Google, Apple threatened over Navalny app; EIB funds Somalia subsea link.

Verizon docks private 5G network at UK's largest shipping port
News Analysis | 9/3/2021

Verizon partnered with Nokia to deploy a private 5G network for Southampton, the largest of the 21 Associated British Ports.

T-Mobile's Neville Ray: 5G's extraordinary upside
LRTV Documentaries | 9/3/2021

"I think we have so much to deliver on 5G."

Vodafone UK trumpets slow but 'future-proof' 5G rollout
News Analysis | 9/3/2021

The use of heavier, massive MIMO equipment means Vodafone's deployment will take time, but the decision will ultimately pay off, it believes.

Optimism infects Big 5G Event
DanoVision | 9/2/2021

In-person attendance at the show was clearly far less than the 2019 show in Denver, prior to the pandemic. But the executives who attended this year's Big 5G Event had a bounce in their step.

The Divide: MTA's Wanda Tankersley on Alaska's middle-mile problem
Broadband World News | 9/2/2021

This week: Wanda Tankersley, COO at MTA, a telecom co-op in Alaska, talks about the state's unique middle-mile challenges, the company's AlCan ONE fiber project, and more.

Exploring Dish's 5G vision
LRTV Interviews | 9/2/2021

BIG 5G EVENT, DENVER – Sidd Chenumolu, Dish Network's VP of technology development, offers an update on Dish's national 5G network buildout and what learnings Dish hopes to gain from its first 5G deployment in Las Vegas.

Boingo brings connectivity and contactless experiences to airports
LRTV Interviews | 9/2/2021

Boingo's CTO explains how the company is supporting 5G deployments, private networks and contactless experiences at airports.

Ciena order book fills up as components crunch starts to hurt
News Analysis | 9/2/2021

Demand for optical networking products is soaring, to judge by Ciena's outlook, but a shortage of stock will put a dent in sales.

Dish's Stephen Stokols hints at what's next for Boost Mobile
LRTV Interviews | 9/2/2021

Stephen Stokols, the Dish Network executive in charge of the company's growing camp of mobile brands, said Dish might not be done buying MVNOs.

Hurricane Ida knocks out service to almost 500K cable/broadband subs
News Analysis | 9/2/2021

Hard-hit Louisiana accounts for nearly all the homes without service, according to the latest FCC data.

Locast suspends operations
News Analysis | 9/2/2021

Locast, a provider of local broadcast TV streams, has halted operations, effective immediately, after a court ruled this week that Locast is not exempt from copyright rules.

HKT, Smartone near 20% 5G mobile take-up
News Analysis | 9/2/2021

The latest round of earnings results has finally given us a glimpse into the state of 5G in Hong Kong.

Eurobites: Deutsche Telekom steers BMW into 5G future
News Analysis | 9/2/2021

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone and Ericsson halve network energy consumption; zero-rated mobile tariffs come under EU scrutiny; Ireland slaps €225 million fine on WhatsApp.

Vodafone UK says 3G 'holding back' open RAN plan
News Analysis | 9/2/2021

A need to support the ageing technology is complicating the UK service provider's Samsung-led rollout of open RAN.

Leading Lights 2021: The Finalists
News Analysis | 9/1/2021

Light Reading is delighted to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights Awards program, which is now in its 17th year.

AT&T preps for hiring spree, open RAN deployment
News Analysis | 9/1/2021

'What that means is jobs ... we are literally hiring thousands of people this year,' says AT&T's Mo Katibeh. 'This is a jobs creation story...Fiber and 5G are at the heart of it.'

Locast halts interruptive, donation-seeking ads in wake of court ruling
News Analysis | 9/1/2021

The decision eliminates messages seeking donations that would appear every 15 minutes and interrupt live TV broadcasts delivered on Locast's streaming platform.

'Get comfortable with being uncomfortable,' Google's Joshi advises on women leadership programs
News Analysis | 9/1/2021

During a fireside chat at the Women in Telecommunications Workshop, Joshi shared her insights into how organizations can develop informal and formal programs to support women's upward career trajectory.

Neville Ray explains T-Mobile's near-term 5G opportunities
News Analysis | 9/1/2021

T-Mobile's networking chief expects to profit from 5G fixed wireless access, rural expansions and a new focus on business customers. Also: 'I think 6G is many, many years away.'

Streaming video growth slowing but not stalling – study
News Analysis | 9/1/2021

OTT video service adoption rates are no longer soaring, but US consumers are still subscribing to more streaming services than ever and churn rates are low for the top three services.

Korean law breaks up Google, Apple app payment monopolies
News Analysis | 9/1/2021

Korea has stolen a march on the rest of the world with the first law to compel Google and Apple to allow other payment systems in their app stores and apps.

Smartphone connectivity top problem for car owners – report
News Analysis | 9/1/2021

J.D. Power study says pairing smartphones with infotainment systems is the biggest uphill struggle for new vehicle owners.

Xiaomi motors into EV with new business unit
News Analysis | 9/1/2021

The China-based smartphone maker officially launches Xiaomi EV and enters a major development phase.

Court deals blow to Locast
News Analysis | 9/1/2021

Locast's service, which streams local TV broadcast signals for free but encourages donations, is not exempt from copyright law, a New York court said. Locast is evaluating its options.

Eurobites: UK considers VoD content clampdown
News Analysis | 9/1/2021

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Sparkle goes green in Greece; Colt lays fiber in the Channel Tunnel; Google appeals French fine.

Making sense of China's tech onslaught
News Analysis | 9/1/2021

China's tech sector and foreign investors still digesting raft of new rules as it gets even harder to keep up with the torrent of new Beijing directives.

Zoom CFO flags earlier than expected 'headwinds' on Q2 call
News Analysis | 9/1/2021

Kelly Steckelberg sees softening of demand in an 'evolving environment,' but videoconferencing powerhouse still glides past $1 billion quarterly revenue milestone for first time.

Nvidia crashes Intel's open RAN monopoly with x86 bypass
News Analysis | 9/1/2021

The Californian chips designer is planning an assault on Intel's open RAN fortress with BlueField-3.

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