Evoca TV, a pay-TV service delivered via over-the-air signals and Internet streaming in a handful of US markets, says it will cease operations this year if it can't raise more capital.
Starlink's download speeds dropped 14% in Canada and 17% in the US from the second to third quarter of 2022, according to Ookla. 'Perhaps a victim of their own success,' says Ookla's Josh Fomon.
Disney has snapped up Major League Baseball's remaining 15% stake in BAMTech, a company that delivers Disney+ and other Disney-owned streaming services.
The latest Ericsson Mobility Report has upgraded growth forecasts for FWA based in part on deployment in populous markets such as India.
Set-tops with security rooted to the days of Scientific-Atlanta will 'time out' and become inoperable in late 2024 due to an internal clock issue. But suppliers such as Vantiva and Adara are developing remedies.
'Paul [Jacobs, CEO of Xcom] asserts his company can make 10 MHz of spectrum look like 50 MHz, enabling greater data throughput,' according to the financial analysts at B. Riley Securities.
The Schools, Health & Libraries Broadband Coalition is urging the FCC to include community anchor institutions as broadband serviceable locations by default in the next version of its map.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Proximus schedules 3G switch-off; Ericsson and Thales liberate eSIMs; Cellnex taps the power of aluminum.
A new report from Beyond Now highlights how CSPs should change their way of thinking about SMEs.
Some of Europe's biggest operators have counterintuitively managed to cut energy consumption in recent years despite all their complaints about rising costs.
Frank Boulben, Verizon's chief revenue officer, recently presented at a Wells Fargo conference and said the operator is on track to report growth in its consumer postpaid net customer additions.
Boeing's Ryan Reid explains how terrestrial telecom technologies are being utilized in the new O3b mPower satellites, which Boeing is manufacturing in partnership with satellite operator SES.
As SVP, network engineering and technology, Portfolio will oversee the architecture and engineering of Charter's core access network. Charter also upped two in its product/tech org: Gary Koerper and Mike Baldino.
ExteNet, a DigitalBridge company, is building a massive network across more than two dozen properties for casino giant MGM. And now T-Mobile plans to use that network.
At Qualcomm's Snapdragon Summit, Verizon VP Brian Mecum responded to T-mobile ads: 'That's their focus, good for them.' His focus seems to be on the big things in store for C-band.
This week: Bluepeak's CCO Jeff Seidenfaden and subscriber Mike Podoll join to discuss the company's deployment in Altus, Oklahoma, and how the ISP is offering more broadband choice to overlooked cities.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone gets edgy in Salford; Somalia issues first licensed spectrum; Norway bolsters subsea cable security.
Heavy Reading operator survey identifies end-to-end orchestration as a key requirement for 5G network slicing. #sponsored
The UK telecom incumbent questions the need for another mobile generation when 5G has yet to find its mojo.
Loose definitions help explain why the adoption of private 5G appears to be rocketing in China.
In his return as Disney's CEO, Iger reportedly told employees that rumors about Disney selling to Apple are 'pure speculation' but confirmed that the company's hiring freeze will remain in place.
The FCC set final rules on what ISPs participating in the Affordable Connectivity Program are required to report, including precise pricing data, service plan characteristics and more.
With turmoil at Foxconn plant continuing, Apple still unclear on full impact on iPhone Pro production.
SKT signs Singtel as southeast Asian partner for its new global metaverse platform.
Early buzz around 5G and 6G centered on highband spectrum in the mmWave and THz bands, but now vendors like Ericsson and Nokia have pegged 7GHz to 20GHz as the 'midband' for 6G.
Heavy Reading's Sterling Perrin cheers the return of a special 5G-focused optical networking event to New York City on December 6. #sponsored
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT looks to merge units to save costs; Nokia opens 5G/6G R&D center in Portugal; cyber-extortion on the rise in Europe.
India's Airtel is raising mobile prices in two circles and its move could trigger increases by rivals across the country.
The latest American rules against Chinese firms are another sign of globalization's demise in the technology sector.
AT&T updated its online coverage maps to show where it's offering midband 5G services. The operator hopes to cover around 130 million people with its midband network by the end of this year.
Sale of Russian operations via an MBO will halve the group's annual revenues based on 2021 figures.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT's Allera wants to share the social tariff burden; 5G in emerging markets; Orange, 1&1 strike roaming deal.
Europe's biggest operators are selling tower services to the same companies they compete against in the consumer-facing market.
The Indian conglomerate thinks it can be an end-to-end vendor of telecom products, but so do many others.
Comac becomes first enterprise to acquire its own 5G spectrum - but it's unlikely to open the gate to more allocations.
In a muddy corner of England, the UK's telecom incumbent is plotting its future in a world of drone-filled skies and farming robots.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Du virtualizes with Nokia; JSC Ingenium opts for Enea's DPI software; Microsoft goes green for Irish data centers.
The Netherlands is stepping up efforts to connect 19,000 addresses at a cost that recent EU estimates put at up to euro 100,000 per household.
This week in broadband builds: Comcast Business expands in Virginia, NTIA awards $225 million for tribal broadband, Wave 7 progress in North Carolina, TDS Telecom in Wisconsin – and more.
State Attorney General William Tong has opened an investigation into the cable provider after 'nearly 500 complaints' about slow broadband speeds, hidden fees and poor technical support.
Liberty Global's Enrique Rodriguez says the costs for D4.0 gateways won't exceed the costs of today's D3.1 gear. He also outlined how FTTP and DOCSIS 4.0 will fit into the company's network evolution plan.
'We completely disagree with the NLRB's decision and are disappointed in the outcome of this latest ruling,' T-Mobile said in a statement. 'We're considering next steps, including appealing.'
At a recent Qualcomm media gathering, T-Mobile executives indicated the carrier's 5G ambitions now include a 'much more broader' rollout of voice over 5G next year.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telkom SA hit by power-cut costs; CMA launches mobile browser probe; Telecom Italia lets employees disconnect.
Europe's operators are not keen to run their telco workloads on expensive and suboptimal systems owned by US hyperscalers.
Supply of cable vessels near a breaking point as relentless cost-cutting drives out profit down the supply chain.
The optical networking vendor adds pieces to complement its routing and switching portfolio in a market that's still heating up.
CTO Ruy Pinto met up with Light Reading on site at Boeing Satellite in El Segundo, California, earlier this month with an update on the scheduled O3b mPower satellite launch.
Dish Network launched a new website for developers that offers a variety of application programming interfaces (APIs) into its 5G network.
US operator T-Mobile is launching IoT developer kits which is described as "its next step to unleash developers to innovate for wireless."
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: CityFibre and Toob strike network-sharing deal; Nokia upgrades Balitower network; Prysmian settles patents dispute with FiberHome.
Indoor 5G is the next logical step to deliver a great indoor experience and enable advanced use cases. #sponsored
Big changes in mobile technology would bring peril for a company that owes the entirety of its profits to its networks unit.
The latest Light Reading Symposium puts the spotlight on the growing pool of initiatives designed to improve 5G edge services.
Analysts expect Bob Iger, in his return as Disney's CEO, to speed up corporate decision-making and take a fresh look at the company's streaming business. UPDATE: Iger is already pursuing a big reorg.
NTIA has distributed over $55 million so far in planning grants for states to build out broadband offices, identify unserved/underserved areas, perform impact assessments and more.
'T-Mobile controls a grossly outsized portion of the midband spectrum needed to fuel the 5G revolution,' AT&T told the FCC in a petition urging it to withhold T-Mobile's 2.5GHz auction winnings.
Fiber overbuilds continue at relatively high rates, but rising labor and equipment costs paired with higher cost of capital point to diminished returns on investment, MoffettNathanson warns.
Actifai says its tools for service reps have generated sustained ARPU improvements for network operators.
KT, LG Uplus lose their mmWave spectrum after failing to comply with license conditions on network buildouts.
The recession will impact adoption of the recently launched 5G services in the consumer as well as enterprise segments.
Thanks to congressional mandates, the FCC is working to supply information regarding telecom coverage, speeds, latency and a vast array of other data that could affect Americans' shopping habits.
Dan Whalen discusses the origins and goals of a new field tech training and deployment program and how cable network upgrade activity is heating up.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Cellnex says M&A is off the table for now; Arm IPO delayed; Germany backs French rockets.
A firmware update from Dish sent to certain Slingbox models prevents users from resurrecting the devices using a technical workaround to remedy Dish's decision to shut down Slingbox servers on November 9.
The Light Reading editors discuss whether anything interesting is going on in the CBRS spectrum band, updates on Comcast's hybrid fiber/coax (HFC) network, and Kelsey's tour of Boeing's satellite facility in the Notebook Dump for the week ending November 18.
By the end of this year, Nokia hopes to count up to 20 different customers for its various software-as-a-service (SaaS) offerings. The company launched the effort one year ago.
A 200-person startup heavily staffed by former Qualcomm employees says it has a mobile infrastructure chip that would put telcos in charge.
The public can review the first version of the FCC's National Broadband Map and submit challenges to location and availability data.
Just a few years after the US Department of Justice investigated Verizon, AT&T and others for blocking eSIM, the technology is being widely embraced by smartphone vendors, operators and others.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: OneWeb strikes another deal in Africa; Nokia and KPN trial 25G PON; why Deutsche Telekom is a telco lovebrand.
Citing tough economic conditions that have contributed to a turbulent ad spending market and slowing consumer spending, Roku said it will cut 200 jobs in the US.
This week: Prashanth Vijay, CEO of Flume, returns to the podcast to share thoughts on NYC's decision to shift strategies on closing the digital divide. Plus, we discuss Flume's growth over the past year, new buildout plans and its participation in the city's Civilian Climate Corps for workforce development.
As coherent optical technology evolves, it introduces new opportunities for operators but also new requirements for addressing those opportunities. Operators are eyeing 400G transport services for both internal and external applications, and pushing coherent optics at 100G data rates down to the metro edge. #sponsored
Performance varied by market, but Opensignal's first fixed broadband study found some common threads - cable performed well on downloads, fiber led on uploads and FWA players were in the middle on many metrics.
Connecting Africa's Paula Gilbert interviews Light Reading's Kelsey Ziser about her recent tour of Boeing's satellite facility and meeting with SES.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Bouygues looks buoyant; UK government reverses chip plant takeover deal; Greek fiber network goes with Adtran.
Cox Mobile expanded services across Louisiana, the Gulf Coast, Central Florida, Middle Georgia and Northern Virginia. The company also disclosed pricing and hinted at its 5G ambitions.
The maker of Internet routers and switches reported sales growth for its first quarter but saw profits come under pressure.
A bill was withdrawn by the government earlier this year but seems likely to surface in the upcoming budget session.
An astonishing 100% of cable operators responding to a Dell'Oro Group survey say they have deployed or are planning to deploy a virtual cable modem termination system within the next 24 months.
Average data usage for Q3 2022 hit 495.5 gigabytes, up 13.9% versus the year-ago quarter, and the number of broadband subs taking speeds of 1 Gbit/s or more rose 35% year-over-year, according to OpenVault.
The airline industry is asking the Biden administration to further extend prohibitions on C-band 5G around some US airports. That could affect a variety of providers, including T-Mobile and UScellular.
Liabilities of Dito Telecom parent outweigh assets by $500m as company battles to raise fresh funds.
The absence of Deutsche Telekom at Europe's latest 5G auction suggests it is preparing to exit the Romanian mobile market.
Ford and Volkswagen are the latest companies to face legal action over the decision by AT&T and others to shut down their 3G networks.
A few network operators, including GCI and Shaw, are using 'Fiber+' branding to sound less like cable companies.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia senses a 6G opportunity; Hyperoptic boss gets angry about mid-contract price rises; Saudis increase stake in Meta and Google.
Hiring pause exempts 'customer-facing openings and very select other roles,' new Altice CEO Dennis Mathew told company leaders this week.
Light Reading's Mike Dano and Phil Harvey review the Leading Lights Awards categories they judged, ranging from 5G to optical transport.
'Affordability is the number one most cited barrier to broadband adoption,' said the FCC's Alejandro Roark on a webinar kicking off the ACP Outreach Grant Program.
The CTIA argues that there is 'low utilization, low market demand, and a dearth of innovative use cases' in the 3.5GHz CBRS spectrum band. But that claim has sparked furious disagreements.
Update: Comcast confirmed that the cost figure cited by Chief Network Officer Elad Nafshi covers 'mid-split' upgrades, network virtualization and the eventual move to DOCSIS 4.0.
Bids to build a wireless platform for the sprawling 27-square-mile North Texas airport are due this week. The airport wants a private network that routes people, bags and vehicles more efficiently than ever before.
Unicom expects 170,000 basestations to be deployed on refarmed spectrum by year-end.
Wells Fargo now expects the US fiber industry to collectively construct connections to just over 8 million new locations in 2022 - down from the roughly 9 million they had expected.
Amid rampant inflation and concern about energy costs, the UK-headquartered operator is making an even bigger deal about automation.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Eir's flat Q3; new Italian government considers renationalization option for Telecom Italia; Telefonica examines its environmental impact.
Vivek Badrinath indicates recent deals with infrastructure investors do not preclude further combinations.
Light Reading's Iain Morris and Kelsey Ziser review the Leading Lights Awards categories they judged and examine surprising trends that appeared in the submissions.
President Biden nominated Gigi Sohn to the FCC eight months into his presidency, but her nomination was never approved. That might change following midterm elections that favored Democrats.
WOW did not break out any mobile subscriber numbers in its Q3 results – the first full quarter in which the company sold the new offering. 'I think this is a pairing that makes sense,' CEO Teresa Elder said.
John Legere, T-Mobile's former CEO and perhaps the most well known and successful telecom executive of the modern era, applied for the CEO job at Elon Musk's Twitter. Musk said 'no.'
An analysis by Vodafone's most senior technology executive undermines the argument that a surge in data traffic is squeezing profits.
This week in broadband builds: New Mexico awards $39 million for broadband pilot, Ritter partners with Jonesboro, Arkansas, Virginia's Pipers Gap Fiber Project gets funds – and more.
Orange has launched a commercial 5G network in Botswana, the operator's first in Africa.
Charter recently introduced its SpectrumOne promotion that offers home broadband and mobile services for around $50 for the first year. Verizon and T-Mobile have similar offers on the mobile side.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange launches 5G in Botswana; cybersecurity dealmaking; A1 Austria gets rid of in-store paperwork.
Results from Heavy Reading's 2022 Coherent Optics Survey indicate that the future of optics is not one-size-fits-all, but rather, a mix of pluggable and embedded optics across different architectures. #sponsored
Light Reading editors Nicole Ferraro, Mike Dano and Phil Harvey talk about broadband mapping, satellites, space commercialization and more in their recap of the work week ended November 11, 2022.
Netflix said its foray into live streaming will start next year with an event from comedian Chris Rock. The development signals another major expansion in the market for live content.
SK Telecom aims to put artificial intelligence at the center of its business.
For edge computing, 'it is still unknown where it will be deployed or what it will effectively be, and without an application to drive it, it is very hard to describe what the target vertical will be,' BofA wrote.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Cellnex closes Hutchison deal in UK; progress (and lack of it) on renewable energy use; EU lawmakers approve new cyber directive.
Versatel sees chance to approach new customer groups through the fiber network it is building to underpin 1&1's 5G network.
Losses at the Japanese company have mounted and it is now in talks with local banks about the continued funding of its mobile rollout.
The latest report published by T-Mobile's German parent shows a major reduction in US staff numbers this year.
Network slicing is a new capability in 5G architecture that offers a mechanism to create and operate end-to-end logical networks tailored to the requirements of different use cases. The new Heavy Reading 5G Network Slicing Operator Survey is intended to help industry participants better understand the status of this technology.
Northleaf Capital Partners said it will invest $230 million into Mercury Broadband, money that will sit alongside the $68.3 million the company obtained from the FCC's Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF).
Timotheus Hottges is confident that the German operator will achieve its goal of passing 10 million premises with fiber in 2024.
The Internet Society's Sharayah Lane joins the podcast to discuss the digital divide in Indigenous communities across North America, where progress has and hasn't been made, and broadband policy ideas from the recent Indigenous Connectivity Summit.
Optus parent starts to count the cost of customer data breach, warning it could go higher.
According to a number of analysts and industry executives, AWS is pulling ahead of rivals Microsoft and Google Cloud in the pursuit of telecom network operators' cloud business.
RDK Management President Jason Briggs talks priorities for the Reference Design Kit, how smart TVs are entering the RDK picture and why it makes sense to extend support to fixed wireless access devices.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ofcom heads into space; Nokia plugs on-demand core network software; Twitter's Ghanaian employees left high and dry.
The Italian phone incumbent is carving off more bits to sell as the domestic sales decline continues.
The satellite operators join SpaceX, AST SpaceMobile, Globalstar and others with plans to connect smartphones to satellites. But analysts caution it won't happen soon.
In a blog and memo to staff, Facebook's founder says the old normal is back and that he misjudged the market.
Vodafone forms 'co-control' partnership with GIP and KKR for Vantage Towers.
Dish Network has raised another $2 billion for its 5G network. The money will likely help the company reach its FCC-mandated goal of covering 70% of the US population with 5G.
Cable operators are 'coming in with a very attractive price position,' Entner says, adding that their ability to offload traffic will not only reduce MVNO costs, but also drive product innovation.
Having reportedly failed to land a buyer for T-Systems, the German operator goes in for another bout of restructuring.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telecom Italia sticks to Plan A; Three's Q3 revenues rise, but so does capex; Orange teams up with towerco Vanu for Cote d'Ivoire coverage.
The US chipmaker is battling a US cohort of Arm licensees over the silicon products used in future mobile networks.
The Disney+ streaming video service reached 164.2 million subscribers globally, up from 118.1 million in the year-ago quarter.
T-Mobile is reportedly working with Citigroup to find partners to invest up to $4 billion to build a fiber network, an effort that could reach up to 4 million homes.
NTT Docomo has set its sights on the emerging world of Web3, announcing a JV with Accenture to become a Web3 enabler.
UScellular said it plans to upgrade its 5G network with midband spectrum, partly to offer speedy fixed wireless access services. However, that upgrade won't be underway until the end of 2023.
Industry warns Congress that a 2017 tax law risks forcing broadband grant recipients to return 'as much as 21 percent' to the federal government if a new bill isn't passed.
Equinix could see some shaky ground in enterprise demand for cloud services on the horizon, but MoffettNathanson analysts believe it is well positioned to weather the storm.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Renault throws in its lot with Google Cloud; OneWeb boosts broadband coverage in Oman; UK users unhappy about mid-contract price rises.
Apple warns of delays after Covid lockdown hits production at biggest iPhone assembly plant.
T-Mobile appears to have purchased $21.1 million worth of midband 2.5GHz spectrum from Shentel. The transaction is the latest effort by T-Mobile to reinforce its 5G network with more spectrum.
Slingbox servers will be permanently taken offline November 9, leaving all Slingboxes 'inoperable.' However, a retired telecom engineer has built a workaround called 'Slinger' that extends the life of the Slingbox.
Casa's 2022 was wrought with supply chain issues that hit the bottom line, but CEO Jerry Guo says business will pick up across telco, mobile and cable, as the latter gets more aggressive with DAA upgrades.
According to one official, FWA accounted for 95% of broadband net customer additions among top US operators in the third quarter. But one analyst firm believes that won't continue.
The tech sector has been on a hiring spree for years, but that all looks set to change amid the deepening economic gloom.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefonica boss to chair GSMA; Telia optimizes household heating systems; HERE tech finds BMW berth.
The state said the initial iteration of the FCC's broadband map undercounts New York's digital divide by 31,000 locations. The FCC will debut a first draft of the new map this month.
Light Reading editors discuss which companies had a banner Q3 and others that hit some speed bumps in this Notebook Dump for the week ending November 4.
Light Reading content partner Kurrant Insights presents an in-depth look at Comcast's smart cities business, focusing on the technology trail in its home city of Philadelphia.
The British telecom incumbent has moved on from the virtue-signaling days of the lockdown as it tries to make ends meet.
Cable One said the investment gives it a less than 10% equity interest in Ziply Fiber, a company that's building FTTP networks in parts of Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana.
Citing trouble with vendors including Airspan and Samsung, Gogo said its 5G network will now be commercially available at the end of 2023. The company had initially hoped to launch the network in 2021.
Telefonica Group COO Vila says Europe needs a flexible approach to telecoms consolidation because it remains a highly fragmented market.
Ericsson unit gets dinged by regulators for making it too tough to cancel VoIP services.
Telco takes 50 billion yen (US$339.6 billion) hit from Japan mobile price wars but forecasts improvement next year.
This week in broadband builds: Flume expands to California (and Connecticut), Kinetic connects Cooks County, Georgia, Spectrum's GREAT grants, WOW! starts greenfield builds in Central Florida – and more.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Brazil bolsters Telefonica's Q3; Huawei's Hertz antenna platform pops up in Portugal; Virgin Media O2 on the recruitment trail.
With a spin-off of Home Networks still on the backburner, CommScope is pursuing a 'transformation plan' for the unit that makes and sells set-tops, broadband gateways and streaming devices.
Lumen 'seems likely to miss its full-year enablement target of 1 million,' according to the MoffettNathanson analysts. 'And its goal of exiting the year at a 1.5-2 million run-rate appears out of reach.'
The regulatory agency said it is bulking up to handle the surge of interest and investment in satellite broadband, space tourism and new services we can't yet imagine.
Qualcomm said it expects to supply most of the core chipsets for Apple's iPhone in 2023, up from its prior expectations of just 20%. But the company's outlook spooked investors.
This episode features Shawn Parker, vice president of government affairs at SiFi Networks. He joins the podcast to discuss the company's open access 'FiberCities' model – currently in development in 32 cities across the US – and how it helps address the digital divide.
Telefonica Deutschland CEO reveals that operators are in talks over moving from passive to active network sharing in white spots.
Samer Bishay founded Iristel in Canada and also owns a stake in Ice Wireless. Now he's pursuing the decentralized wireless market with his new startup, Karrier One.
The British telecom incumbent risks losing market share to new fiber rivals and its financial performance is not pretty.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Belgian cable maneuvers; Capgemini joins open RAN project; TikTok dips into European data.
Fiber 'is the best broadband technology that exists today,' said Altice USA's CEO, Dennis Mathew.
With or without open RAN, several big Asian vendors led by South Korea's Samsung are providing an increasingly viable alternative to Huawei.
Boost Infinite, a postpaid mobile service that will initially run on AT&T's network, is ironing out a set of 'operational issues' and is now set to launch in the first quarter of 2023, says Dish's Charlie Ergen.
MobileX, a Verizon MVNO founded by Peter Adderton, released its pricing plans as part of a beta test of its service. The company said the response to its beta offering exceeded expectations.
Alan Breznick reviews the Leading Lights Awards categories he judged and examines surprising trends that appeared in the submissions, such as the marked increase in fixed wireless entries.
Coming off a Q3 of record fiber subscriber adds, Frontier expects to reach 5 million locations passed with FTTP this month, putting it on track to hit a goal of least 10 million locations by the end of 2025.
Japan's no.2 telco to invest in virtualized 5G core and automation following network failure that took out 31 million services.
Comcast, Charter and Walmart will distribute the first Xumo-branded streaming boxes and smart TVs in late 2023.
The specialty smartphone maker plans to offer a service in February that will allow customers to send and receive text messages using geostationary satellites.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Virgin Media's third-quarter ups and downs; GSMA embraces the circle of device life; Ooredoo hooks up with Google Cloud's API platform.
The argument that Big Tech is responsible for the deluge of traffic on telco networks is spurious.
The Danish developer thinks the field programmable gate array technology it specializes in has had a bad rap and is out to set the record straight.
Consolidated Communications execs reported a successful quarter for fiber growth and touted its 'favorable competitive footprint,' with 90% of its markets served by 'one or less' wireline provider.
Faced with rising operating costs, some broadband service providers are 'concluding that higher prices are unavoidable,' but that doesn't indicate a bona fide price war is brewing, says a top industry analyst.
Telstra Americas' President Noah Drake joins the podcast with an update on the service provider's market focus in the Americas, where Telstra operates subsea cable networks and which regions it has pegged for growth.
Linked to a broader expansion initiative, Google Fiber said it will build fiber networks in Lakewood, Colorado. The company already serves parts of Denver with its fixed wireless 'Webpass' offering.
Vision Network could fetch up to $596 million, followed by monster sale of Telstra Infraco next year.
SBA CEO Jeff Stoops said the company is operating or constructing 30-40 edge computing data sites. That figure is slightly above what the company's customers and rivals have touted.
Telcos are looking to bundle a widening range of services with traditional connectivity offerings, but it's not yet certain how these strategies will play out.
Harmonic's CEO says there's 'growing consensus' from cable ops to pursue a distributed architecture that pairs a virtual CMTS with remote PHY nodes – an option used by Comcast and reportedly selected by Charter.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: farewell to the fax machine (possibly); lone-worker protection market grows; tech a mixed blessing for UK's midsized companies.
Results from Heavy Reading's 2022 Coherent Optics Survey indicate that interest in 100G coherent pluggable optics for edge/access applications is clear, but the learning curve for operators and suppliers may be steep.
Growth in mobile customers in the US isn't slowing down, and that's surprising some analysts. One factor at play is the number of new business customers signing up for mobile in a post-COVID world.
Rising fuel costs and network traffic growth have captured the attention of telcos for now but eventually they must deal with the massive carbon footprint of devices.