The operator's Spanish unit is investing in an open RAN facility in Malaga that it hopes will spur local development.
The suit, filed by Washington, DC, Attorney General Karl Racine, alleges that Arise Virtual Solutions and Comcast failed to pay service agents legally due wages.
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After years pummelling its smaller rivals with aggressive pricing to drive its growth, China Mobile is pivoting away from low-priced home broadband.
The amount of data and applications consumed by 'power users' and tech company giants is skyrocketing, according to a Sandvine report on Internet data usage.
Google will spend $700 million acquiring a 1.28% stake in Airtel, and will spend another $300 million over the next five years on commercial agreements.
Dutch incumbent plans to return more than euro 850M to shareholders this year.
The understudy to Huawei is in healthy shape while China's operators continue to buy its 5G network products.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Cevian makes its presence felt at Vodafone; Telefonica boss to chair GSMA board; Spotify in damage limitation mode.
This panel interview will focus on how Palo Alto Networks and IBM are working together to automate delivery of secure 5G network slices designed to protect organizations' business critical 5G applications - with high operational efficiency.
The arrival of a new CEO signals changes ahead at the France-based operator following the departure of its former long-serving boss.
The official app, My2022, sent unencrypted information in breach of China's own data laws.
Appeals court agrees that FCC decision to reclassify the Internet as a Title I information service means the Commission no longer has the authority to regulate the Internet when it was once viewed as Title II telecommunications service.
This digest of recent optical networking news and notes covers AT&T's gigabit broadband boosts, Nokia's network wins in Portugal, rural fiber builds in Texas and Louisiana and Internet2's new backbone.
'When we break down annual US wireless capex by carrier, it becomes clear that 2022 should be a record year (or close to it) for telecom providers,' wrote the financial analysts at Credit Suisse.
Charter earmarks $1 billion to fund 2022 rural construction initiatives, including projects tied to the Rural Opportunity Digital Fund (RDOF). That figure could rise as Charter explores more broadband network subsidy programs.
iPhone 13s in Christmas stockings rocket Tim Cook's company to an unexpected revenue record (and briefly $3 trillion valuation) though iPad sales trail off.
Targeted CBRS deployments reduce offload costs and beef up margins, but they are not critical to achieving the grander business goals of Charter's mobile business, which raked in a record 380,000 mobile lines in Q4 2021.
CEO Rami Rahim said he remains optimistic for growth in 2022 despite supply chain challenges.
'All of the carriers see unlimited uptake and plan buy-ups within unlimited as key drivers of ARPA [average revenue per account] and service revenue growth,' wrote financial analysts at Cowen.
This week, Tim Emoff, vice president of the telecom division at Sales Outsource Solutions, joins to discuss FibreONE: a coalition of telecom companies that have partnered to help deliver fiber infrastructure across rural Canada.
Network expansion, upgrades and expanded use of fixed wireless access tech among initiatives underway as Rogers prepares to wrap merger with Shaw Communications.
Could failure to sell MEO in Portugal affect chances of buying more of BT?
CEO Gelsinger talks about 'unprecedented demand,' but continuing supply chain constraints and a trimmed EPS outlook are causes for concern.
Following rivals China Mobile and China Telecom, China's third-largest operator has fallen afoul of the FCC, banned from the US due to security concerns.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telia makes more of its tower assets; Eir forms new fiber entity with InfraVia; Nokia goes for AMD processors.
Japanese tech giant buys US developer of beamforming technology that previously worked on 5G trials with AT&T.
Dell'Oro Group previously expected sales of CBRS-capable RAN equipment to hit 5% of the North American market by 2026. Now the firm believes it will account for less than 5% by 2026.
Spending boost comes as NBCU looks to emphasize paid subscriber growth at Peacock. The premium streaming service ended the year with 24.5 million monthly active accounts and more than 9 million paid subs.
In a letter to investors, CEO Carl Russo warned that supply chain constraints in 2022 will 'challenge our ability to grow as fast as we have the past two years.'
Meanwhile, Comcast's Xfinity Mobile business pulled in a record 312,000 mobile lines in Q4, expanding that total to almost 4 million.
Phil McKinney, president and CEO of CableLabs, joins the Light Reading podcast to discuss where the cable industry is on the path to 10G and how CableLabs is stoking interest and innovation with its 10G Challenge.
The French startup has been mired in problems documented by Light Reading for years, and the pandemic seems to have finished it off.
AT&T said it would be able to continue to support some 3G calls even after its network shutdown, thanks to a new deal with vendor Syniverse.
South Korean tech giant increased operating profit by 53% and net income by 64% on the back of record sales of 76.57 trillion won ($63.7 billion).
A ruthless pursuit of $6 billion in cost savings and the divestment of underperforming media assets are rapidly shrinking the US telco.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: new TIM boss sets out his stall; Telefonica Tech checks its credentials; BT signs London Underground data center deal.
The government will spend about 50 billion yen ($440 million) on subsea cable and data center decentralization for security and economic development reasons.
In its new funding announcement, Airwaive focused exclusively on the FWA applications of its technology.
As women in the telecom industry work toward parity in representation, particularly in technical roles, they can't let fear get in the way of their career goals, said Palmer.
AT&T expects to cover 200 million people with a total of 80MHz of midband spectrum - across both the C-band and the 3.45GHz-3.55GHz band - by the end of next year.
Terms of the secret financial settlement, which reportedly clears individuals from liability in Locast's case with US broadcasters, might also help clear the way for Gigi Sohn's nomination to the FCC.
CEO John Stankey said fiber sub growth will ramp up after AT&T ended 2021 with a bunch of new inventory. AT&T added 271,000 fiber subs in Q4 2021, about the same it added in the year-ago period.
The UK incumbent also plans to unveil a dedicated 'open RAN innovation center' this year, although chief architect still seems to prefer 'major global vendors.'
Iliad Italia launches a new fiber plan with incentives for its existing mobile subscribers.
Shares in Big Tech are down since the beginning of the year as investors fret about a return to the old normal. They shouldn't.
Company claims its software, when tightly integrated with the modem or gateway, provides a fresh way to support app-targeted, low-latency capabilities on DOCSIS networks while still being compatible with the CableLabs specs.
As Microsoft's sprawling cloud creates a desperate dependency among businesses, the company said its cloud and 5G can forge new business models for network operators.
The UK operator needs 3G out of the way before it can rely on open RAN.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: private networks a-go-go; UK smart devices safety bill gets second reading; ageing rocker gives Spotify an ultimatum.
The FCC said the new rules are in response to ISPs engaging in 'a pattern of new practices that inhibit competition' in apartment buildings and other multi-tenant environments.
Nvidia would owe SoftBank $1.25 billion if its purchase of Arm fails.
'2022 is positioned to be our best year yet,' Verizon CFO Matt Ellis declared. But some analysts aren't so sure. 'We struggle to buy into a longer-term growth story,' argued the MoffettNathanson analysts.
Garten says there's a misconception in the industry that traditional approaches to security can be applied easily to the cloud.
Verizon's FWA subscriber result, which includes both business and residential customers, outpaced the growth of Fios Internet in Q4 2021.
Swedish equipment vendor is guiding for a sharp increase in profitability as it aims to grow its market share and corner the enterprise sector.
Cable company Cox inked an MVNO deal with Verizon in January 2021 and planned to launch mobile services by October 2021. The company spent roughly $99 million on the effort. But then T-Mobile got in the way.
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Charter, which is still grappling with pole access issues in some areas, has launched gigabit broadband, mobile, TV and voice services via FTTP to more than 1,230 homes and small businesses in rural El Paso.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Transsion chooses HERE for location services upgrade; Helios eyes African fintech; 5G for cycling, sausages.
With the administration now holding 35.8% of the company, the Indian operator must clear pending dues in four years to limit the government's involvement.
The one-woman consulting firm made a big splash last year when it took over the Swedish vendor's stand, but this year its 'Cloud City' will be an online experience only.
Dish Network is estimated to have around 1,000 cell towers up and running today. That figure could increase to around 15,000 by this summer. It would need to reach at least 40,000 for nationwide coverage.
The GSMA reported 109,000 attendees at its show in Barcelona, Spain, in 2019. GSMA Director General Mats Granryd expects a similar turnout in 2022.
Launch of 2-Gig and 5-Gig FTTP tiers in 70-plus markets puts more pressure on cable ops to enhance their existing DOCSIS 3.1 network or accelerate their upgrade activity centered on the new DOCSIS 4.0 specs.
CEO Jim Long says the startup is using digital 'beachheads' to gain initial footholds in various US markets, with plans to follow with deployments of antenna sites that can stream out larger channel lineups.
'I will forever be one of Verizon's biggest fans, and will be rooting for the team for years to come,' Sanyogita Shamsunder wrote on LinkedIn of her departure from Verizon.
T-Mobile offered the Christian College of Georgia $1 million to buy its 2.5GHz spectrum license, which the carrier has been leasng. The company also told the college it could not sell the license to anyone else, even if it could get a better price.
Former TIM Brasil CEO takes over all powers of ex-CEO Luigi Gubitosi.
Gina Nienaber explains service providers' priorities for IP/optical convergence, and she shares insights from a recent Heavy Reading survey on the topic.
Research firm estimates nascent tech will account for around 15% of the overall 2G-5G RAN market by 2026.
They will work on aerial and space communication, holographic beamforming, 3D-connected intelligence in cybersecurity, microelectronics and photonics.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: some Brits ditch their smartphones; trade bodies sign up to EU green scheme; is 5G really good for the environment?
Europe remains awash with four-player mobile markets, despite the best efforts of the region's investors.
Investment last year totaled 25.9 billion yuan ($4.1 billion) across 209 projects.
'Today's investment marks another significant way Intel is leading the effort to restore US semiconductor manufacturing leadership,' Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger said in a statement.
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The regional sports network, still blacked out on Comcast or Dish, is now available in the Mile High City on Evoca's expanding hybrid over-the-air/over-the-top pay-TV service.
Lebanon's M1 Group is said to be partnering with Shwe Byain Phyu Group to buy Telenor Myanmar.
Data contributed 77.3% of Tata Communications' revenue in the December 2021 quarter, while voice services contributed just 13.2%.
Andreas Olah explains how service providers can deliver AR/VR, edge computing, IoT and intelligent automation capabilities as-a-service to enterprise customers, and how both parties can benefit from the as-a-service delivery model.
Comcast and Nokia are building a private 4G/5G private network at Philadelphia's Wells Fargo Center. In addition to supporting a range of use cases, Comcast will also use the deployment to showcase its private wireless prowess.
'It's layer one equipment that cannot be used to route or redirect customer traffic,' the company wrote in response to questions from Light Reading.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: who's up and who's down in the Fiber Development Index; European Commission probes consumer IoT market; Telefonica Tech becomes Teams player.
The video-streaming firm often grouped with the Internet giants remains a one-trick pony while competition is rising.
Research firm finds most network operators currently content with 5G NSA and DSS to deliver next-gen connectivity.
International flights have resumed after a day of 5G-related cancellations. But worries over C-band interference continue, and the situation could ultimately cost years and billions of dollars.
Netflix shares dropped almost 19% after the streaming giant announced it added 8.28 million subs in Q4 2021, missing an expected 8.5 million. Netflix ended the period with 221.84 million paid streaming subs worldwide.
Since divesting from Telia Company in June 2021, Telia Carrier has been developing a new brand, name and look with inspiration from the stars.
Citizen Lab said it advised the Beijing Olympic Committee of the security flaw on December 3 but since have had no response from either the committee or the app developer.
Mediacom says settlement will also provide access to conduit and the ability to overlash aerial network in a way that fast-tracks the operator's own '10G' upgrades.
India's Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology is seeking applications from 100 companies as part of its Design Linked Incentive (DLI) scheme.
Authorities in the UK should drop their obsession with ensuring luxury broadband services are brought to remote communities.
The iPhone maker has filed a suit with the US ITC and is seeking a US import ban of Ericsson mobile infrastructure products.
'There's a term for what the FAA and the aviation industry is doing: blackmail. It is a criminal offense,' wrote research firm Strand Consult of the troubled launch of 5G in C-band spectrum.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT signs with Rackspace; UK government doubles down on cybersecurity; Red Cross hacked.
New service from Comcast Technology Solutions enables programmers and streaming services to analyze video, audio and captioning data to deliver targeted ads, support TV binge-viewing and auto-generate sports highlight reels.
Ziply Fiber, an operator that tangles with Comcast and Charter, has launched two multi-gigabit tiers in 60 urban areas, aiming for all markets by Q2 2022.
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AT&T, Dish Network and T-Mobile were among the big winners of the FCC's Andromeda midband spectrum auction for 5G. Here are the details of what they paid for and what they're getting.
Verizon Frontline tackles first responder challenges with a prototype response vehicle that operates on a 5G network.
Lumos Networks, North American Tower, Shentel and Ting Internet have reportedly been shortlisted to provide broadband service in the politically charged market.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Turk Telekom trials Wi-Fi 6E; World Mobile connectivity boost for Zanzibar; Orange hits the 6 million mark on fiber.
5G SA devices are also increasing, but reports indicate that slow take-up of 5G SA networks is hampering mobile core network growth.
A $68.7 billion takeover of Activision Blizzard by the software giant promises a future deluge of network traffic.
Pacific island state Tonga will be without Internet services for at least a month after a massive volcanic eruption cut the sole international cable link.
China Mobile, China Telecom and China Unicom are stepping up to support the national crusade to boost China's computing power.
The UK operator's launch of open RAN technology is a brave step as doubts linger about the path ahead.
Juniper has updated its Session Smart Router (SSR) SD-WAN platform with intrusion detection and prevention systems (IDS/IPS), URL filtering capabilities and Juniper-branded hardware.
Elon Musk's nascent broadband will need to radically accelerate the rate of satellite launches - and navigate tricky supply chain logistics - if it's going to come close to fulfilling its global ambition.
Apple is facing new patent-infringement allegations from Ericsson, which ultimately wants Apple to license Ericsson's 5G patents. Specifically, Ericsson wants $5 for every iPhone that Apple sells.
AT&T agreed to temporarily defer turning on a limited number of towers' due to concerns from the US airlines industry. Verizon said it would do the same.
New data shows that 5G phone shipments in China reached over 266 million units in 2021.
Jeff Baumgartner explains what the rebranding of two cable companies means for the customers and markets they serve.
O2 Germany activates 4G open RAN small cells in Munich; 5G SA minicells to follow later this year.
If misery loves company, there's plenty to go around in pay-TV. Cable operators, satellite players and the telcos have all pivoted their businesses to adapt to a pay-TV market that's crumbling beneath their feet.
Symbotic's interest in 5G is noteworthy considering a wide range of companies in the global wireless industry are hoping that 5G becomes a necessity in the warehouse of the future.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: counting the cost of GDPR transgressions; shareholders back Vodacom's Egyptian deal; Proximus in poles position.
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The latest is between New Zealand's 2degrees and Orcon, who aim to combine into a new company worth around $2.3B.
The government scheme may look wasteful to critics when Italy already looks on track for nationwide fiber coverage.
Norwegian telco agrees to sell 51% stake in mobile money venture to local player Yoma.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Portugal's IP Telecom upgrades with Nokia; Orange turns to solar power in Cote d'Ivoire; Intracom Telecom expands mmWave range for FWA.
US worries about 5G having negative effects on aircraft safety systems don't seem to spread internationally, as other countries take a relaxed view.
Zayo's CTO says the team-up with QOS will provide customers with more options for managed and co-managed SD-WAN services.
The results of the FCC's auction of midband spectrum between 3.45GHz and 3.55GHz are in: AT&T spent $9 billion, Dish spent $7.3 billion, T-Mobile spent $2.9 billion. And Verizon spent nothing.
During a debate in front of the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit Friday, New Street Research analysts believe Dish Network lawyers faced difficult questioning.
Fraser Stirling upped to global chief product officer; Elad Nafshi rises to EVP and chief network officer; Rick Rioboli named chief technology and information officer; and Noam Raffaelli named SVP, wireless engineering, emerging technologies and business.
The specs, which define a set of wireless adapters for network nodes and cable modems, aim to reduce deployment costs and tap into various spectrum bands, including CBRS, ISM and even TV white spaces.
An intended comeback by the Swedish equipment vendor bodes well for the Barcelona-based trade show.
Telia activates commercial 5G services in Vilnius using its existing 2.1GHz frequencies and dynamic spectrum sharing technology.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: TIM rides the rails; BT chairman in line for regulator role; Ukraine suffers massive cyberattack.
Taiwanese semiconductor firm looks to capture future growth in 5G and high-performance computing with a planned capex splurge of between $40 billion and $44 billion during 2022.
The Chinese equipment vendor is investing in dozens of companies across various parts of the semiconductor supply chain.
Trump's State Department launched a 'Clean Networks' initiative that rallied US allies against Huawei. Biden's new 'Alliance for the Future of the Internet' likely will do the same.
Brian Cox, who plays the grumpy, foul-mouthed patriarch Logan Roy in the hit HBO series, sprinkles in some F-bombs to congratulate Rogers Chairman Edward Rogers for his role in ousting former CEO Joe Natale.
The FAA has so far issued a total of 1,462 Notice to Air Missions (NOTAMs) at 50 airports around the country. Each NOTAM is directed at a particular location or type of aircraft or pilot.
Kevin Hart, Cox's former CTO, said fiber-focused Segra will pursue growth by expanding into adjacent areas, broadening its product slate and seeking opportunities in unserved and underserved markets.
Led by Korea's SKT and KT, this is seen as a strategic move that will lift growth and innovation.
Telco resistance to all-in deals with public cloud vendors could suit the edge middleware startup, but it might need a different approach.
Stepping beyond recent network-side trials, Comcast's latest DOCSIS 4.0 trial featured a prototype modem powered by Broadcom silicon.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange Slovakia has a new boss; BT's new X-man; Vodafone thwarts the SMS scammers.
DAZN is now said to have edged ahead of Discovery as favorite to buy BT Sport.
Keysight told the FCC it will design, develop, test and demonstrate 6G electronic test and measurement technologies at its indoor facilities. Keysight's tests will focus on spectrum bands between 275GHz and 330GHz.
Rebrand, which will reach all parts of Astound's portfolio, including EnTouch, Harris Broadband and some recently acquired WOW systems, has been more than a year in the making, says CEO Jim Holanda.
But Dish's Charlie Ergen, who has repeatedly called a merger of the companies 'inevitable,' appears to be dragging his feet and 'demanding significant voting shares,' according to the New York Post.
A top Google executive this week publicly begged Apple to support the RCS standard in its iMessage service. Meanwhile, Verizon appears poised to launch RCS services this year with vendors Google and Synchronoss.
German MNOs are making rapid progress on the deployment of 5G, with Vodafone saying its network now covers 45 million people.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Zain Jordan picks Infovista; BT upgrades ABB's communications infrastructure; OVHcloud revenues rise in Q1.
Authorities are reportedly investigating whether companies such as Xiaomi and Oppo evaded duties and abused their market position.
MoffettNathanson questions whether mobile operators will have the network capacity and the right business metrics to back their aggressive stance and forecasts for fixed wireless home broadband.
Aptiv says it will finance the transaction through a combination of cash and debt, and the acquisition is expected to close by mid-year.
The industry will have to resolve itself to the idea that 2022 isn't the year of 5G for private networks, says Omdia Analyst Pablo Tomasi.
Christman, who joined The Cable Center in 2006, said her top priority in the new role is spearheading the next phase of the organization's five-year strategic transformation plan.
Last year, Mo Katibeh was put in charge of AT&T's massive fiber and 5G network expansion efforts. This week, he announced he would leave the company to become RingCentral's new chief operating officer.
Swisscom subsidiary embarks on 'accelerated' expansion of 5G, FTTH and FWA networks in Italy over next four years.
The Japanese operator is hobbled by its lack of 4G airwaves, costly roaming deal with KDDI and 5G lag, but its cost arguments stack up, according to the latest research.
The sale of 5G terminals alone accounted for euro 1B in 2020, according to a new report by Arthur D. Little.
Authorities in China have denounced a US 'clique' as battle lines form over the next generation of mobile technology.
'Verizon and T-Mobile will add 1.8 million wireless home broadband customers in 2022,' predicted LightShed Partners. They said that's close to the total wired broadband customers Comcast, Charter and Altice might gain in 2022.
The government is now the largest single shareholder in the ailing telco after it chose to convert outstanding regulatory charges into equity.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: watch out, adware's about; Telefonica boss on digital slavery; pay-TV predictions for Africa.
Finnish vendor is now expecting a comparable operating margin of 12.4% to 12.6% for 2021.
Returning guest Mike Frane discusses the top-of-mind trends for enterprises this year around securely connecting the distributed workforce.
'Although this decision ... will cost the organization a great deal of money, that was secondary to our primary concern, which is to put the welfare of our members first,' wrote NATPE CEO JP Bommel.
T-Mobile's journey into advertising technology began in 2019 when the company quietly acquired mobile marketing startup PushSpring. It expanded Monday with T-Mobile's purchase of Octopus Interactive.
Newly branded Breezeline emerges after the company expanded its footprint by acquiring WOW's Cleveland and Columbus systems. The new name will soon be paired with a soon-to-be-launched streaming service.
Prelim results show the sports-oriented OTT-TV service added 155,395 subs in Q4 2021, outpacing the 92,800 subs it added in the year-ago quarter, but well below the 262,884 it signed on in Q3 2021.
Cedar Hills and Santa Clara are the latest cities in Utah to join Utopia's municipal open access fiber network, despite pushback from incumbents.
The Chinese vendor's excursion into the car business is not going as planned, according to industry reports.
'For this patent pool to work, Alium would have to persuade large RAN equipment vendors that own most of the 3GPP SEPs [standard essential patents] to participate,' argued one open RAN executive.
Collaboration to support smart city initiative from Sunderland city council.
German incumbent names Abdu Mudesir as its chief technology officer, with Alex Choi taking charge of research.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson's Cloud RAN passes the audition; AccelerComm joins Small Cell Forum; TalkTalk rejigs wholesale team.
The MNO is the only one of the four mobile network operators in the UK to refrain from imposing post-Brexit roaming fees - so far.
Amazon's new Sidewalk Bridge Pro by Ring is a targeted at businesses, municipalities, universities and public services and can connect sunlight sensors, air quality indicators and moisture sensors.
After running several 5G smartphone promotions over the holidays, telcos are looking to cash-in on their 5G networks by offering advanced apps such as AR and cloud gaming.
In order to achieve its new speed record, Samsung said it used its own virtualized radio access network (RAN) and core products, its Massive MIMO radio and Qualcomm's Snapdragon X65 5G chips.
In a surprise move, Scott Rosenberg, an exec who handles a critical piece of Roku's advertising and content business, will be departing this spring.
Meta's loss-leader approach is rewarding it with a huge lead in headsets; in 2022, non-gaming apps will surpass gaming apps' revenue for the first time.
Reports suggest Stephane Richard could remain at the helm of Orange beyond the end of January.
The South Korean firm is guiding for a surge in fourth-quarter profits as chip demand outweighs supply.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Openreach counts the petabytes; Kenyans get T-kash in pocket; The Posh find a fiber upgrade.
'I believe capex will likely be higher, year over year [in 2022], as we race to implement this network even faster than we planned,' T-Mobile CFO Peter Osvaldik told an investor event Thursday.
Additionally, Tablo has launched an over-the-air DVR that receives both ATSC 1.0 and ATSC 3.0 signals. Those product developments emerge as US broadcasters push ahead with the next-gen, IP-based signaling standard.
Microsoft is taking AT&T's core and cloud technology, 'building it into Microsoft's standard hybrid cloud product, and then delivering a carrier-grade hybrid cloud solution,' wrote the company's Shawn Hakl.
In the midst of an aggressive FTTP buildout plan, Frontier's fiber subscriber customer additions in the period were a 50% improvement over the prior record of 29,000 net adds in Q3 2021.
Mike Dano discusses the latest developments in Verizon and AT&T's efforts to deploy 5G networks on the C-band spectrum, and why those efforts have been mired in delays.
The region's telecom giants have been calling for investment in open RAN startups, but their own funding arms have done little to aid development.
NCC to formally review Taiwan Mobile's acquisition of rival Taiwan Star, with most analysts expecting it to force the operator to divest the excess spectrum.
China Mobile can claim its return to the Shanghai main board a success, achieving its initial 48.7 billion yuan ($7.6 billion) target.
Visible's offering, which provides two weeks of free service, represents an important step forward in the eSIM market because Verizon is Visible's parent company.
Between holding off business messaging apps and 5G, 2022 could finally be the year telcos embrace RCS, says Omdia's Charlotte Palfrey.
Chips, human rights, 6G: What's ahead for Asia this year?
The Consumer Technology Association's Sayon Deb said that 5G networks are a critical component of a set of new technologies that help blend our reality with virtual worlds.
Verana's Amit Jain confirmed the company has applied for an experimental license for a test network in 27GHz spectrum. According to AllNet Insights & Analytics, Verizon is the primary owner of that spectrum.
Kevin Hart, the former chief product and technology officer of Cox, is named CEO of Segra two months after Cox acquired the enterprise-focused fiber services company. Len Barlik succeeds Hart as CTO of Cox.
John Stankey reiterates that AT&T will take a targeted approach with fixed wireless broadband, identifying potential use cases for both residential and rural situations and certain business services scenarios.
Lab trials with Vecima and an undisclosed silicon provider generated north of 8.5Gbit/s downstream and 6Gbit/s upstream on HFC plant upgraded to 1.8GHz.
Verizon will soon begin selling fixed wireless access (FWA) services across 20 million US households at dramatically reduced prices. 'The product quality is there now,' explained Verizon's Manon Brouillette.
Open interfaces will be baked into future generations of mobile technology, but that does not mean the market will be more competitive.
Takeover of web specialist aimed at strengthening Swiss incumbent's 'communities and associations' business area.
Led by strong demand for smartphones, automotive tech, connected health devices and streaming services, that expected new high-water mark for 2022 would be a 2.8% rise from 2021's total, says the Consumer Technology Association.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Agcom gives green light to FiberCop co-investment program; Telkom SA's spectrum auction gripes; UK security law kicks in.
Telia Company will retain an interest in Telia Latvia through its minority stake in buyer Tet and also retains 60.3% of mobile operator LMT.
The board of India's second-largest service provider believes its existing structure will best leverage telecom reforms announced by the government in September 2021.
Citing an 'uncommon alignment between enterprise IT teams asking for more security investment and business leadership willing to do so,' SaaS-based network security revenues rose 26% in the quarter, Dell'Oro says.
Verizon said it will launch 5G services on its midband C-band spectrum licenses sometime this month, and that customers can expect 'typical download speeds' of 90 Mbit/s to 170 Mbit/s.
A year into the Biden administration, 'there is no spectrum plan, there are no big auctions planned, at a time when everyone was all about 'we've got to beat China on the race to 5G,' said a former FCC chief.
Despite gains among virtual MVPDs in Q3 2021, the 5.2% rate of decline in the period for the full pay-TV industry was among the worst on record, according to a fresh analysis from MoffettNathanson.
Canadian firm calls time on OS support for old-style keyboard devices; long running class-action lawsuit proving harder to shut down, however.
Dish Network's new 5G tagline, 'America's First Smart Network,' was trademarked in October and is now being used in a number of social media posts. But the company has not yet launched commercial 5G services.
A new firm involving Cable One, GTCR, Stephens Capital Partners and The Pritzker Organization aims to accelerate the growth of a unit comprising Cable One's Clearwave and Hargray fiber businesses.
Nokia takes a leading role in building 5G networks for Tele2 in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.
Taiwan Mobile boss Jamie Lin has called on regulators to expedite approval of its merger with smaller operator Taiwan Star.
Chinese vendor reports a 30% drop in revenues as the US campaign finally catches up with it.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Springo joins the FiberCop fold; Telefonica, Microsoft hawk hybrid cloud; Telia sells Latvian unit.
Service providers in 2022 expect to deploy more midband 5G spectrum deployments, add more fiber to their networks and ramp up the battle for broadband subscribers.
Heavy Reading's survey data indicates that the notion of 5G private networks driving commercial service innovation is rapidly becoming a reality.
Late last year, AT&T and Verizon agreed to delay their 5G launches in C-band spectrum by one month, to January 5. On Monday, they agreed to extend that delay another two weeks, to January 19.
TV maker's NFT Platform will be available in a set of 2022 models, including its MicroLED, Neo QLED and The Frame products.
Ericsson wants up to $5 for every iPhone Apple sells. But according to Apple, it now holds 'a share of declared 5G patent families that is comparable to Ericsson's share.'
New gateway, which adds support for Wi-Fi's fresh 6GHz band, will initially be offered to broadband subs on Comcast's 1.2-Gig service or its 'xFi Complete' package, which bundles in unlimited data.
'If US airlines are permitted to operate flights every day in France, then the same operating conditions should allow them to do so in the United States,' the CEOs of AT&T and Verizon insist.