Nextlink Internet, Starry, GeoLinks, GigaBeam Networks and Anthem Broadband are among the fixed wireless Internet providers getting approvals from the FCC.
After testing the service last year, T-Mobile is launching a major new offering based around eSIM technology that will allow customers to switch to its network with the click of a button.
India's BCN Digital is the first pay-TV provider to adopt a new operating system from Foxxum that is based on the Reference Design Kit and equipped to support set-tops as well as connected TVs.
The company confirmed it was the second of two incidents that damaged the fiber backup circuit, taking customers offline for several hours.
T-Mobile said it's making 'ongoing course-of-business organizational shifts' in its business, and that appears to have recently resulted in extensive layoffs in the company's networking division.
MVNO Europe says proposals circulating in Brussels to extract 'financial contributions' from Big Tech would harm competition and disrupt economics of Internet traffic handling.
After receiving regulatory approval, the deal could be completed in Q4 2022.
The UK operator is under no pressure to replace existing suppliers and would incur huge costs to deploy open RAN widely.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Virgin Media O2 CEO calls for VAT cut on social tariffs; Eir numbers slip in Q2; Orange looks to Comarch for billing systems.
Jio already works with global vendors Ericsson, Nokia, Samsung and Cisco, and will add Qualcomm - an investor in Jio Platforms - for 5G.
Dennis Uy, the man behind the operator, has disposed of stakes in a casino company and shipping business - and might be willing to offload more.
Vestel, a TV maker with ties to brands like Panasonic and JVC, is working with Xperi to launch 'Powered by TiVo' smart TVs in multiple European countries in 2023.
Harmoni Towers plans to acquire Parallel Infrastructure. The companies said the deal will create the fifth largest tower company in the US market.
Equinix's Bare Metal as a Service capability, Equinix Metal, will support Orange in providing its business and wholesale customers access to virtualized network service functions within an expected latency under 10 milliseconds.
Starlink was out for a few hours overnight, coming back online Tuesday morning. Ironically, the outage comes days after SpaceX and T-Mobile touted a plan to eliminate cellular network dead zones in the US.
Navajo representatives told the FCC that ATN's acquisition of Sacred Wind will 'greatly benefit the Navajo People' and accelerate broadband expansion to unserved regions.
The T-Mobile and SpaceX partnership could lead to the elimination of all cellular dead zones around the US.
Home secretary Priti Patel willing to fast track skilled workers through the immigration system to speed up deployment of 'gigabit-capable' networks.
The group keeps a 'vigilant eye' on volatile financial and energy markets.
China's no.2 telecom vendor says digital transformation, investment in infrastructure and projects like the east-west computing scheme will bring opportunity.
Hexagon Wireless raised $2 million in seed funding in May. Now it's working to polish off a Series A round of funding that the company hopes will be big enough to prove it's on to something.
With financial help from AT&T, Corning's plant near Phoenix is expected to open in 2024, support about 250 jobs and add critical capacity amid record demand for fiber.
Skoltech, a Moscow-based university blacklisted by US authorities, is one of two Russian members of the specifications group.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Italy's new cloud infrastructure joint venture selects a CEO; KPN extends SD-WAN offer; WightFibre switches off copper network.
Results from Heavy Reading's Open, Automated & Programmable Transport Networks Market Leadership Survey indicate that open hardware and software can meet many operators' needs, but opening the transport network has its own challenges. #sponsored
Nokia and Ericsson are in the formal process of exiting the Russian market, a move that will affect 2,000 Nokia employees and 400 from Ericsson.
Most analysts expected Auction 108 to generate around $3 billion in total bids. T-Mobile is expected to walk away with most of the roughly 8,000 licenses up for grabs.
Cox Mobile has been unleashed in Hampton Roads, Virginia; Omaha, Nebraska; and Las Vegas, Nevada, and will be rolled into its remaining markets throughout the rest of the year.
Juniper COO Manoj Leelanivas joins the podcast to discuss how a number of factors are contributing to driving network traffic through the metro network and how Juniper is taking on new approaches to managing cloud infrastructure.
Netflix could introduce an ad-supported option in at least a half dozen markets and start with an ad load of about four minutes per hour, Bloomberg said.
The chairman of the O-RAN Alliance's board, AT&T's Andre Fuetsch, is leaving the association. Deutsche Telekom's Alex Jinsung Choi will step into the role while the association works on a permanent replacement.
This week in broadband builds: Charter, Comcast get millions in Alabama; NTIA awards $280 million for tribal networks; TDS construction in Idaho; Brightspeed's plans for Illinois and Michigan; and more.
Google Fiber has halted negotiations on a proposed project after determining that one of its partners could not execute on a plan to build fiber to a minimum of 42,000 homes in northwestern Vermont.
Elon Musk said SpaceX's Starlink hopes to begin connecting its satellites to phones starting next year. Meanwhile, Apple's Tim Cook could begin offering that kind of service next month.
'We just think spaces should come with Internet infrastructure,' said Anil Varanasi, CEO of Meter, a startup with $50 million in funding to change how commercial spaces get connected.
Scandinavian duo tap into URSP tech running over Google Pixel 6 (Pro) devices to trial network slicing aimed at both the enterprise and consumer markets.
Xiaomi store management company Tell Me was placed in compulsory liquidation.
Apple is also working with suppliers to grow manufacturing in India, the first iPhone 14s are likely to be available from late October or November 2022.
It described the sale as part of its 'capital recycling strategy' to optimize its telecom investments, but it is also a part of a strategic reset.
T-Mobile's Mike Sievert and SpaceX's Elon Musk announced a new partnership the companies hope will result in T-Mobile's phones connecting directly to SpaceX's next-gen Starlink satellites.
In this ransomware roundup: Barracuda Networks' researchers discover that ransomware threats amount to over 1.2 million each month and 14% of attacks target service providers. In addition, over 80% of ransomware attacks exploit common configuration errors in software and devices, according to Microsoft.
The municipal fiber provider's new 25-Gig speed tier more than doubles the speed of its high-end tier. While the residential offering fetches $1,500 per month, the commercial version goes for $12,500.
The FCC asked all the nation's top mobile service providers about how they handle their customers' location data. The agency's chairwoman published the responses.
Cox and Charter are among the possible candidates for a deal centered on 1.8GHz amps and distributed access nodes - elements needed for a leap to DOCSIS 4.0.
The operator is still keeping quiet on home broadband figures as Swiss fiber deployment remains up in the air.
Frontier Communications is moving beyond a cease and desist order and a $5 million fine in Connecticut. But the situation nonetheless highlights possible troubles with a fiber craze in the US.
The research, which focuses on broadband access in Philadelphia, comes as the FCC is considering policy recommendations and rules changes to eliminate 'digital discrimination.'
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: MTN Nigeria runs 5G pilot; Vodafone Portugal improves the TV user experience; telcos and their vulnerable customers.
The Chinese technology giant is yet to acquire trusted source certification, which has made it impossible for it to participate in the 5G market.
Huawei's business has contracted since 2019, when the US slapped on export bans and pushed other nations to exclude the company from 5G contracts.
BlackBerry founders Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie are set to be portrayed in a new Hollywood movie starring actors Jay Baruchel and Glenn Howerton. Is John Legere or Bernie Ebbers next?
'SpaceX Chief Engineer Elon and T-Mobile CEO and President Mike Sievert will provide a public update announcing how T-Mobile and SpaceX will work together to increase connectivity,' according to the companies.
Budapest hints it will borrow the US$850 million needed to secure 49% share in Hungary's second-largest operator.
The Austrian and French partners plan to pass 650,000 premises with a new FTTH network in Austria
Cisco/Acacia, Ciena, Fujitsu Optical Components, Lumentum and Marvell participated in CableLabs' first (and possibly last) interop for 200-Gig point-to-point coherent optics.
Guests from Celona and the Purdue Research Foundation join the podcast to discuss the role of CBRS technology and private networking in closing the digital divide.
Results from Heavy Reading's Open, Automated & Programmable Transport Networks Market Leadership Survey indicate that network operators have clear goals for their optical networks, and many understand the important role that openness and automation will play in achieving those goals. #sponsored
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Russia tightens its grip on online news through Yandex deal; Nokia wins iSIM security certification; Virgin Media O2 does a Good Thing.
The government has put digital at the heart of its economic strategy, with Communications Minister Johnny Plate calling on operators to accelerate their network rollouts to boost growth.
A source familiar with the company's operations confirmed to Light Reading that Dish laid off an unspecified number of Boost employees in regions that are no longer a focus for the company.
The TV maker joins LG, Samsung and Sony in launching a family of TV models that can support ATSC 3.0, an IP-based broadcast signaling standard that can deliver 4K video, immersive audio and advanced ads.
Intel will fund 51% of the cost of building new chip-making facilities. Brookfield will own the remainder, and the companies will split the revenue that comes out of the factories.
Foxxum CEO Ronny Lutzi says the company's new OS for connected TVs, based on the operator-backed Reference Design Kit, will provide an alternative to Android TV. Foxxum's plan, he says, spans retail and an emerging market for operator-supplied connected TVs.
These next-generation bundles and partnerships will require 5G's high throughput and low latency benefits that can reliably support intensive, seamless experiences on demand-making the future of media bundled and personalized for all.
Althea, Nova Labs (Helium), Pollen Mobile and Hexagon Wireless are among the players in the burgeoning DeWi (decentralized wireless) sector. But the odds may be stacked against them.
Highline unit was the only bidder for SPE Torres 2, which holds 8,000 fixed infrastructure sites.
Quarterly revenue growth slides into single-digit territory for the first time, full-year guidance is revised downwards, and share price slumps 7% in extended trading.
The UK government will take no further action over Altice UK's BT stake, but warns it could investigate future transactions.
Comcast is chopping the price on multi-line unlimited mobile packages amid an emerging price war between major market incumbents AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile.
Brazil's Oi nears the final phase of its recovery with plans to sell 8,000 fixed infrastructure sites for at least BRL1.67 billion.
UK-based group expects its Hungarian bags to be packed by the end of the year after agreeing sale with state-backed Corvinus and local IT player 4iG.
A recent presentation at a Black Hat information-security conference highlighted the security risks around application programming interfaces in the Internet of Things industry.
Jay Rolls and David Strauss of Broadband Success Partners talk industry M&A, 'open access networks,' cable's various network upgrade paths and fixed wireless access.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Zayo launches new routes; Pegasus spyware boss steps down; Africa Data Centres expands.
'The shift in the pendulum is not a surprise, but admittedly it has swung a bit faster toward the negative than initially expected,' said analyst Stefan Pongratz.
In July, streaming accounted for 34.8% of viewership, outpacing cable TV and broadcast TV, says Nielsen. Meanwhile, pay-TV streaming apps now account for 3.9% of total TV usage.
Investors dumped TPG Telecom stock Friday after the Australian telco posted a mixed full-year result.
A group of senators, representing the US military, is urging the FCC to reverse its ruling in favor of Ligado Networks. It's just one of several ongoing dustups involving spectrum policy in the US.
Open Fiber is marketing a new fiber plan under the Virgin Fibra brand.
Following a complaint lodged by Charter, T-Mobile will discontinue claims that its fixed wireless access service allows consumers to "save up to 50% vs. the National FCC Broadband Rate Benchmark."
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: self-driving cars have a lot to live up to; Three UK appoints new chief network officer; EE deploys anti-scam technology.
The Solomon Islands government has awarded a 4G expansion contract to Huawei, rejecting expert advice that the project may not be viable.
Cisco expects its fiscal year 2023 revenues to grow between 4% and 6%, above most analyst expectations of 3% growth. However, the company continues to struggle in areas including increasing software sales.
Continuing its steady rise in wireless, the US cable industry snared about 49.2% of industry net adds in Q2 2022, ending the period with more than 9.1 million mobile lines in service, according to MoffettNathanson.
Nova Labs, the company behind the Helium network, is buying FreedomFi. FreedomFi supplies 4G LTE radios for the Helium network and hopes to begin selling 5G NR radios by next year.
Small ISPs are scrambling to meet a September 1 deadline to submit coverage data to the FCC, or risk being locked out of the $42.5 billion BEAD program.
Chipmaker carried out a trial that it says showcases the possibility to support satellite communications with commercial 5G smartphones.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Cloud's riding high, says Colt; ITV lands NFL deal; Telkom streamlines business loans.
Lumen Edge Virtual Machines are designed for edge applications such as processing data from IoT sensors and supporting AI, ML and robotics applications.
Results from Heavy Reading's Open, Automated & Programmable Transport Networks Market Leadership Survey indicate that automating transport has its own set of challenges, but new cloud-based models are emerging. #sponsored
Macau's 5G licensing process, one of the last in Asia, has been met with tepid interest from operators, with just two bidding for four licenses.
Mavenir scored another $95 million in funding, but the company is pursuing a strategy that is 'producing very low profitability, negative free cash flows and high leverage,' according to Moody's.
The US is moving toward a smarter grid, supported by efforts such as the cable industry's SCTE 267 standard.
Cisco, AT&T and Twilio are among the latest companies at the center of hacking attacks. Amid those developments, Microsoft said its Azure cloud can help secure open RAN networks.
This week in broadband builds: Charter goes live with RDOF and CARES Act builds; Meta supports DigitalC FWA; Cisco gets in on Neighborhood Wi-Fi; Kinetic and Conexon build in Kentucky; Brightspeed in Arkansas; Glo Fiber in Pennsylvania.
Infinera CEO David Heard said that the US is doing the right thing by committing billions of dollars to semiconductor research and manufacturing. Since chips are such a big part of the price of the end product and the speed of product innovation, Heard said the recently passed CHIPS and Sciences Act could be a watershed moment in optical networking.
...by Ofcom, that is. Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: former regulator bigwig joins MTN; CityFibre heads to Hastings; Virgin Media's Scottish rejig.
The networking company building 'cloud-like' infrastructure for telcos and hyperscalers has raised a $262 million Series C funding round.
The surging demand from Chinese businesses for digital transformation and industrial Internet services has become the chief growth driver for telcos.
Global service provider router and switch market revenues are expected to reach $76 billion by 2026, a 2% compound annual growth rate (CAGR), said Dell'Oro Group
Amping up competition with Amazon Prime, the new deal enables Walmart+ to weave in the ad-supported "Essential" tier of Paramount+. The pact also provides a fresh distribution channel for Paramount+.
For the first time, the FCC has indicated a willingness to consider a fee on Big Tech to pay for telecom services. But the agency is looking for Congressional approval for such a move first.
The phone numbers of around 1,900 Signal users were potentially revealed following a phishing attack at Twilio.
Comcast Business's Ivan Shefrin joins the podcast to discuss how machine learning and AI represent the leading edge of the cybersecurity arms race and why businesses must prioritize protection from these potentially devastating threats.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: CityFibre rolls into Sittingbourne; iPlayer hits new heights; UK push on social tariffs.
Daniel Loeb, whose investment firm reportedly has a $1 billion stake in Disney, is pushing for The Mouse to give ESPN more flexibility and prioritize a Hulu-Disney+ combo before Comcast is obligated to sell its stake in Hulu.
Amazon Web Services said a construction company might pay $14,400 for three months of private 5G services in order to run security cameras across three floors of a building for eight hours each day.
At a recent investor event, Verizon's Adam Koeppe said the company will likely adopt open RAN equipment in its network this year and 'definitely' by next year.
Starry COO Alex Moulle-Berteaux says the initial trial, focused on the company's 200-Meg/100-Meg speed tier, will eventually be expanded to bring symmetrical speeds to Starry's premium broadband plans.
The UK telco's summer of discontent shows no sign of ending with more strikes planned in August.
It's going to be a bit of a waiting game to see if the combined video service of HBO Max and Discovery+ will be able to scale, and if it'll bring in a bigger and broader audience.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: KPN does deal with HBO Max; VEON's Bangladeshi unit helps content creators; Deutsche Telekom, Bayern Munich go into extra time.
In this security roundup, Dell'Oro predicts that network security sales will exceed $150 billion in the next five years, and the Ransomware Task Force releases a new report for SMBS on addressing ransomware threats.
Top US cable operators swung to a first-ever loss of broadband subs in Q2 2022. Alongside that loss of 60,000 subs, fixed wireless providers gained more than 800,000 customers in the period, according to LRG.
A list of Light Reading's coverage of Q2 2022 earnings calls, and whether or not women participated on each one.
Telstra CEO Andy Penn bows out on a buoyant note, with the telco clearing its last big NBN hurdle and raising its dividend for the first time in seven years.
Videotron is to buy Freedom Mobile for around $2.2 billion in a transaction that presumably would allay regulatory concerns around Rogers' proposed $26 billion acquisition of Shaw.
Total revenue has shrunk by a third since 2020, mostly because of the sharp decline in its handset business.
Two satellite providers combine LEO and GEO services to offer service to airlines by 2024.
Resound, Airspan, Nextlink, Cambium and other fixed wireless players are eagerly eyeing the 6GHz band, and it's possible that Verizon and T-Mobile could add the spectrum to their operations.
Lou Borrelli, CEO of the recently renamed National Content & Technology Cooperative, joins the podcast to talk big takeaways from The Independent Show, reactions to the org's new name, updates on new, major projects ... and how Borrelli stays connected from his sailboat.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Enea lands $5.9 million messaging security deal; Telkom turmoil in South Africa; TDC Group sees mixed bag of results.
Foxxum says its new OS for connected TVs is built on the Reference Design Kit, a software stack managed by a joint venture of Comcast, Liberty Global and Charter, and used by dozens of service providers around the globe.
'We are confident it will be granted in the near term,' Starry said of its application for Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) money. That's noteworthy considering the FCC rejected LTD and Starlink from the RDOF.
'We are obviously conducting a review as to the best way to manage that asset,' T-Mobile CEO Mike Sievert said when asked about what the company might do with Sprint's wireline network.
African operator MTN Group has a binding offer to acquire 100% of operations in Afghanistan as it continues plans to exit the Middle East and focus on Africa.
The FCC denied RDOF awards for Starlink and LTD, prompting cheers from the fiber industry and jeers from a fellow FCC commissioner, who said he learned the news while 'on a work trip.'
Strong Q2 showings in US and Germany give Bonn-based Group cause for greater optimism.
As the Dutch government consults on 3.5GHz, Rotterdam port and Schiphol airport emphasize the need for spectrum for private use.
Open RAN proponents continue to hope that a move in India away from Chinese vendors and toward 5G might open doors to the technology. But some analysts don't expect that to happen quickly.
Revenue for cable distributed access equipment is expected to rise about 30%, to $1.3 billion, by 2025 as operators ramp up for DOCSIS 4.0 and some FTTP deployments, according to a new forecast from Dell'Oro Group.
This episode features Conexon's Jonathan Chambers and Central Georgia EMC's Herschel Arant. We discuss their work delivering fiber broadband in Georgia, why rural customers are taking gig speeds and why co-ops are well placed to deliver on federal funding.
In addition to working to further automate transactions with other service providers and enterprise customers via the APIs, Orange's Franck Morales said his role as a member of MEF's board provides him with the opportunity to help develop SD-WAN and SASE standards.
In a formal complaint to the Philippines Competition Commission, Dito says 80% of calls to one operator and 70% of calls to the other do not get connected.
Further details emerge about the fourth mobile network under construction in Germany, including news of a breakthrough on latency.
Results from Heavy Reading's Open, Automated & Programmable Transport Networks Market Leadership Survey indicate technology maturation in open optical networking may outpace the ability to manage and operate it at scale. #sponsored
An ad-supported version of the Disney+ streaming service will launch on December 8 and cost $7.99 per month. The ad-free form of Disney+ will climb to $10.99 per month.
The state's first ConnectAll grant will help fund an open access fiber build in the Village of Sherburne that the mayor says has been years in the making.
Dominion, Xcel, Exelon, Duke Energy and other major utilities are among those that have tested private wireless products from Anterix. But so far none has yet pulled the trigger on a deal.
Google Fiber CEO Dinni Jain says the company is in talks with officials to build fiber-to-the-premises networks to cities in Arizona, Colorado, Nebraska, Nevada and Idaho.
The Japanese company now plans to erect at least another 12,400 4G basestations to address coverage shortcomings and end roaming reliance on KDDI.
Tariff rises push up revenues per user, while data consumption is up across the board, as the telco's prepare for the launch of 5G services.
US Commerce Department accuses Chinese firms of collusion to hide illegal exports of ZTE equipment to Iran.
T-Mobile is poised to gain additional valuable 2.5GHz spectrum in an FCC auction for next to nothing. And the carrier appears to be using the savings to buy more lowband 600MHz spectrum.
With performance and stability deemed consistent across platforms, Comcast's pay-TV streaming app recently exited beta on Roku and Amazon's Fire TV devices, and will soon do the same on Samsung and LG smart TVs.
In this podcast, Verizon's Mark Paff described in detail the service provider's role in emergency response scenarios and explained that Verizon's efforts are 'all done in close coordination with the local responders that are setting up that incident command center after the event.'
South Korea's largest mobile operator improved revenue by 4% to 4.29 trillion won (US$3.29 billion) over last year.
Following 'landmark win,' Xperi expects the first smart TV with the TiVo's operating system to debut in mid-2023, with an initial focus outside North America, says company CEO Jon Kirchner.
Starry, a fixed wireless operator that expects to end 2022 with over 100,000 subscribers, is 'exploring a combination of debt, equity and other financing vehicles' to get to break-even, CEO Chet Kanojia says.
Amazon recently inked a patent-licensing deal with InterDigital, a major player in smartphones. Separately, it said it would acquire iRobot. Is it a coincidence?
The Carlos Slim-controlled operator creates a new tower company with 29,090 towers in territories outside of Mexico.
A small UK company that buys and sells used network parts is catching the attention of operators dealing with inflation, supply constraints and geopolitics.
Fiber network operators in the US have built hundreds of thousands of new fiber locations in recent months. On the supply side, vendors are celebrating the 'enormous secular opportunity' in fiber equipment.
Cable One execs intimate that the operator already has its hands full with other deals soon after Altice USA confirmed that it is shopping its rural-focused Suddenlink assets.
Despite the flexibility that open RAN promises from an equipment and technology standpoint, supply chain speed bumps plus geopolitical factors are presenting new challenges to that market, Light Reading's Iain Morris explained on the podcast.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: WIOCC boosted by Google's Equiano cable landing in South Africa; PwC fined over sloppy BT audit; CityFibre digs Rochdale.
LinkNYC's deal with the city, amended in 2021, includes not just a 5G-based business model but the goal of 4,000 kiosks starting in underserved areas.
UScellular currently has around 57,000 fixed wireless access customers. However, the company is hoping to supercharge that number with midband spectrum and US government funding.
With fiber subscriber adds holding steady at 50,000, Frontier said it passed a record 281,000 new locations with fiber in Q2 2022. The telco also has raised its original 2022 build target by as much as 20%.
About 70 communities and 39 public safety agencies have received Verizon Frontline support for wildfire response efforts this year, according to the service provider.
WOW reported solid broadband subscriber gains in the second quarter of the year, but lowered its broadband subscriber forecast for full 2022. The company did not provide firm figures on its recent mobile launch.
Duo claims demo, using 'live' commercial spectrum, is a European first.
Gogo CEO Oakleigh Thorne said last week he received a call from Airspan, the company's open RAN 5G chipset supplier. Airspan warned it was having trouble testing its products and might have to delay Gogo's 5G launch.
A vast R&D gulf between operators and their suppliers has opened in the last decade, even as telcos fret about dependency.
Many in the industry have been raising concerns about the federal government's 'Buy America' rules for subsidized broadband builds. But some also see an opportunity.
TIM CEO indicates that "things are proceeding" despite upcoming election and right-wing opposition to CDP and TIM's current plan
Analysts believe that it gives the operator a significant advantage since the 700MHz band is required to launch 5G standalone.
Despite an improvement to its wireline business when compared to AT&T and Verizon, it wasn't all sunshine for Lumen in Q2, with rising energy and labor costs, inflation and supply chain issues raining down on revenue.
Among recent fixed wireless transactions, altafiber recently acquired Agile Network Builders, while Ziply Fiber recently announced it would buy Eastern Oregon Net (better known as EONI).
Contracts awarded so far have gone to the Nordic and South Korean giants with zero mention of open RAN.
The exercise involves more than 100 aircraft and ten warships, including ships that crossed the median line, the de facto maritime boundary with Taiwan.
European and US satcomms players said to be in talks, sending SES' share price into a tailspin.
Cox, Altice, Mediacom and others are among a group of smaller cable companies looking to enter the mobile industry, following the lead of their larger peers Charter and Comcast.
This week in broadband builds: Charter and Windstream win in North Carolina; Comcast gets $10 million in Maryland; Lumen launches 8 Gbit/s; Internet Society awards EPIC grants. Plus construction and launches from Fidium Fiber, Brightspeed, Metronet and more.
The crypto-powered IoT network aims to fill in 5G and IoT gaps for better connectivity. Does the story make sense?
KDDI's network went down for 61 hours, denying connectivity to 30.9mn people and prompting Communications Minister Yasushi Kaneko to promise an inquiry.
Adtran reported a strong Q2, fueled by fiber investments in the US and Europe. But supply chain constraints 'have negatively impacted our profitability,' said CEO Tom Stanton.
After several early, big wins with the likes of Ameren and San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E), Anterix has been worryingly quiet during the past several months.
After moving quickly on the rollout of 5G, the UK's smallest mobile network operator now seems to be its fastest growing.
VEON reports its Ukrainian subsidiary has maintained 90% mobile-network availability.
Altice lost more broadband customers during its second quarter. It did manage to gain mobile customers, but mostly thanks to an offer of free service. And then there's that sale of Suddenlink...
Dish Network has an option to pay T-Mobile $3.59 billion for a 13.5MHz chunk of 800MHz spectrum. However, Dish's tightening financial situation will likely quash the deal.
Lumen CTO Andrew Dugan discusses how Lumen is utilizing the MEF Lifecycle Service Orchestration APIs, and shares updates on developments of MEF's standards for SD-WAN and SASE.
David Zumwalt, CEO of WISPA, joins the podcast to discuss how fixed wireless providers are tackling the digital divide. We also get into WISPA's take on federal funding rules, unlicensed spectrum and why Zumwalt calls the FCC's broadband mapping effort 'an area of great concern.'
Losses at the Italian phone incumbent are mounting and the pressure has grown on company management to find answers.
China's smallest network has already achieved huge scale by global standards, with 200,000 basestations deployed in 2021 and 280,000 expected in 2022.
Fastly, a content delivery specialist slugging it out against Internet giants, has recruited Cisco's enterprise networking EVP as its new CEO. The new hire is no stranger to helping networking firms find a bigger home.
'We will need to raise capital,' confirmed Dish Chairman Charlie Ergen. That acknowledgement comes as the company lost another 210,000 retail wireless net subscribers in the second quarter.
DZS reported $91 million in revenue in the second quarter, up from the year-ago quarter but down by $5 million due to weakening foreign currencies.
The SASE market is expected to exceed $13 billion by 2026, according to Dell'Oro Group. Omdia and Dell'Oro both predict that enterprise investment in security components will be an important driver.
Open RAN players deny sanctions on China have had any impact on their activities as Ericsson and Nokia cut exposure.
Australia's biggest telco promptly bows to ACCC pressure and deregisters 900MHz sites to pave way for faster 5G rollout by rival.
Fixed wireless access took a clear and commanding lead over cable in the US broadband market in the second quarter. But operators that bet heavily on FWA could find themselves in hot water down the road.
Brett Sappington, an analyst who heads up video and entertainment at Interpret, joins the podcast to discuss Netflix's ad-supported future, how sports deals with streaming services are changing the landscape, and what this all means for the pay-TV sector.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefonica promotes disability in the workplace; Jurassic Fibre extends into Cornwall; Deutsche Telekom's smart home offering wins independent approval.
Samsung's loss is Ericsson's gain, while the Indian government's push to use home grown technology in the country's telecoms infrastructure is overlooked.
The weak handset market might be a good time to defocus from consumer 5G. Not only is demand soft, there is little in the device pipeline to excite take-up.
Through their CTIA lobbying group, 5G operators are asking Congress to release spectrum in the 3.1-3.45GHz, 4.4-4.94GHz and 7.125-8.4GHz bands. However, there are several factors at play in that request.
AT&T network executive Chris Sambar lists the many reasons why AT&T is expanding its fiber network and what markets benefit from fresh fiber.
Telit, based in California, recently announced plans to acquire the cellular IoT business of Thales, based in Paris. And this week, California's Semtech confirmed interest in buying Sierra Wireless.
Consolidated Communications achieved net-positive broadband connections for the first time in seven years and disclosed a $490 million plan to sell its stake in five wireless partnerships to fund its fiber build.
France, Italy and Spain urge the European Commission to prep legislation forcing Big Tech to pay some of the region's network infrastructure bill.
One of Europe's biggest investors in open RAN is about to feel the cost impact of its risky project.
'We look forward to seeing the network launch in the coming weeks and will have more updates to share soon,' wrote Amir Haleem, co-founder and CEO of Nova Labs, the company behind the Helium 5G network.
SpaceX and Viasat both cited speed test data in their latest opposing arguments to the FCC on whether Starlink's Rural Digital Opportunity Fund bids should be approved.
One way service providers are reducing manual processes and moving forward with network automation is by adopting MEF's Lifecycle Service Orchestration (LSO) Sonata APIs.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: French developers cheesed off with Apple; Bezeq ups its forecasts; TIM ready to sell Inwit stake.
Bidding lasted for a week and generated better than expected results, leading to the sale of 71% of the total available spectrum. This seems to be India's biggest spectrum auction ever.
Bidding in the FCC's newest auction of midband spectrum for 5G ended at around $108 million in the event's second round. That's up from just $103 million in total first round bids, placed on Friday.
Dismayed by geopolitics, executives at Positive Technologies bought the telco arm from its Russian parent and are now targeting 5G operators globally.
Telecom Italia 'rejects' press reports that any senior exec will be leaving soon due to disagreements about spinning off the operator's fiber access infrastructure to reduce debt.
Analysts with MoffettNathanson said Equinix's offering assists customers in making and/or saving money which results in reliable customer demand in both up and down markets.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: WindTre chooses Ericsson for 5G standalone; BT and Openreach strike continues; Jurassic Fibre hires new CEO.
As part of the revival package, INR330 billion ($4.15 billion) of statutory dues will be converted into equity.
The US campaign to recharge its chip sector and reduce its China exposure has hit a big milestone with the passage of the $52.7 billion CHIPS Act.