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Dish, Samsung kick off 5G deployment
News Analysis | 2/22/2023

Samsung's initial shipment to Dish Network comprises 24,000 dual-band and tri-band open RAN-compliant 5G radios, which Dish said it is now installing.

Orange and Vodafone cooperate on shared open RAN in rural areas
News Analysis | 2/22/2023

Orange and Vodafone have teamed up to deploy shared open RAN on brownfield sites in rural parts of Europe, hoping to save costs and fuel.

Exploring the AT&T-BlackRock deal, open access and cable upgrades
LRTV Interviews | 2/22/2023

Jack Burton and Jay Rolls of Broadband Success Partners join the podcast to discuss AT&T's new fiber JV, variations in the open access model and to speculate on the upgrade choices of Charter and Comcast.

Parallel Wireless is still around, and it's heading to MWC
News Analysis | 2/22/2023

'We're choosing to do deeper and more important things,' Parallel Wireless CEO Steve Papa told Light Reading. 'Now we're far more selective. We're doing things that make good business sense.'

Dell broadens private wireless play in pursuit of telecom biz
News Analysis | 2/22/2023

Dell announced deals with Airspan, Expeto and Athonet to sell products, services and hardware for enterprise private wireless networks, plus a new program to speed up deployment.

TiVo's OS footprint to reach 7M-plus TVs within three years, CEO says
News Analysis | 2/22/2023

Responding to dismissive words from Roku's CEO about TiVo's prospects in the smart TV game, Xperi CEO says TiVo's tech, deployed in 30 million households, already possesses the scale to compete.

Be afraid – ChatGPT has caught the eye of telecom
Morris Lore | 2/22/2023

The chatbot that has taken the world by storm is now being assessed for use in a range of telco operations.

Eurobites: European smartphone market down 24% in 2022 – study
News Analysis | 2/22/2023

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: A1 Telekom Austria spins off towers; Deutsche Telekom deploys Google edge tech on premises; BT Sport brand blown up by TNT.

Starry turns to Chapter 11, will continue services in five markets
News Analysis | 2/21/2023

As part of its voluntary bankruptcy filing, Starry is seeking approval of a $43 million debtor-in-possession agreement to keep services going in Boston, New York City, Los Angeles, Denver and Washington, DC.

Charter chasing more spectrum for mobile network
News Analysis | 2/21/2023

'With access to 3.1GHz band spectrum, Charter would continue to extend the reach of our wireless network,' the company told the FCC in a move that puts Charter in the spectrum-sharing camp.

Cox expands push into private networks market
News Analysis | 2/21/2023

Bulking up the capabilities of its biz services unit, Cox has connected with Intel and Future Technologies to design and roll out managed private network services for commercial customers.

AWS deepens product set for public, private networks
News Analysis | 2/21/2023

AWS Telco Network Builder and Integrated Private Wireless on AWS both aim to give mobile network operators, enterprises and others the ability to more easily run network operations in the AWS cloud.

The Divide: How broadband barriers are impacting civil society orgs
LRTV Interviews | 2/21/2023

This week: Connect Humanity's Christopher Worman and Makaia's Catalina Escobar join the podcast to discuss how global broadband barriers are making it harder for civil society organizations to reach impacted communities.

Ting's take on BEAD and fiber investments for economic development
LRTV Interviews | 2/21/2023

Ting's Amol Naik joins the podcast to discuss how fiber infrastructure is shaping economic development in Ting's service areas. He also shares an update on Ting's role as anchor tenant for an open access broadband network in Colorado Springs, thoughts on BEAD and more.

We want to be first to 6G, South Korea government plan confirms
News Analysis | 2/21/2023

K-Network 2030 plan targets fast development of 6G, open RAN and LEOsats.

Vodafone showcases private 5G network prototype built on Raspberry Pi
News Analysis | 2/21/2023

The telco has unveiled a Wi-Fi router-sized and -priced prototype of a 5G network with which it hopes to one day entice SME customers.

Eurobites: EU gives green light to Vodafone/Altice fiber JV in Germany
News Analysis | 2/21/2023

Vodafone rules the roost in today's EMEA regional roundup, with a frankly greedy five items. But it's not quite the only game in town...

DT says open RAN is not good enough for wide-area use
News Analysis | 2/21/2023

The German incumbent is not giving up on open RAN, but it has now comprehensively ruled out any chance of a major investment this year.

Critics line up to take aim at Malaysia's 5G plan
News Analysis | 2/21/2023

Facing a review and a skeptical government, the single wholesale 5G scheme looks vulnerable.

Nokia was the big 5G winner in 2022, research shows
News Analysis | 2/21/2023

The Finnish vendor beat other RAN vendors on market share gains last year despite the emergence of several new rivals.

Eurobites: Zain cooks up 'national cloud' with Microsoft
News Analysis | 2/20/2023

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: reports of Ericsson job cuts; Nokia adds to analytics offerings; Ofcom updates on UK fiber.

Post-merger T-Mobile US is 9,501 employees short of its pledge
Morris Lore | 2/20/2023

The headcount reduction of 12% comes after T-Mobile's former CEO promised the deal would be 'jobs-positive' from the outset.

MWC is not the best look for an industry that says it's going green
Morris Lore | 2/20/2023

Energy efficiency and environmentalism are expected to be major themes at this year's show, but swaths of the industry look dirtier than ever.

The Buildout: Conexon selected by Georgia electric co-ops; York County gets Lit
News Analysis | 2/17/2023

This week in broadband builds: Conexon connects Georgia co-ops; Breezeline completes Chesapeake Bay construction; York County signs agreement with Lit Fiber – and more.

Harmonic CFO exit presents risk, doesn't alter company's trajectory
News Analysis | 2/17/2023

Harmonic CFO Sanjay Kalra is leaving to 'pursue other opportunities,' but the move shouldn't change the supplier's focus on the video streaming market and its growing role in cable network upgrades.

Fox uses private wireless from Dish, JMA, CP for Super Bowl comms
News Analysis | 2/17/2023

During the Super Bowl, Fox used the network mainly for communications among stage managers, camera operators and others. But Fox's Michael Davies suggested that's just the start.

The Notebook Dump: Gigi Sohn stuck in FCC purgatory, NC banks $23M on broadband
LRTV Interviews | 2/17/2023

Light Reading's editors discuss Gigi Sohn's third-round Senate hearing for FCC commissioner, North Carolina's broadband initiatives, Comcast's new Xfinity 10G campaign and new opportunities in private wireless.

Rosenworcel: Version two of broadband map will address 'most, if not all' concerns
News Analysis | 2/17/2023

FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel reassured Congress that progress is being made on the national broadband map and 'most, if not all,' concerns will be addressed in the next version.

The D2D guessing game
News Analysis | 2/17/2023

Iridium officials have declined to speculate about how much money the company might make from its new 'direct to device' (D2D) business. But one analyst firm estimates it might generate $178 million by 2026.

Eurobites: Nokia, Tele2 combine on 5G private networks in Sweden
News Analysis | 2/17/2023

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefonica and friends show off 5G mmWave network in Barcelona; TikTok plans more data centers in Europe; Giganet reaches further into Scotland.

Mediacom kicks off its 10G push
News Analysis | 2/16/2023

Starting in West Des Moines, Iowa, Mediacom has begun to upgrade its network to support faster and symmetrical speeds, lower latency and better reliability.

What's the Story? Qualcomm's speedy 5G chips
LRTV Interviews | 2/16/2023

Light Reading's Mike Dano explains why Qualcomm's new 5G chip is faster, what it means for service provider customers and when it will be included in new smart phones.

Cisco rises, but service provider spending still sluggish
News Analysis | 2/16/2023

Many of Cisco's service provider customers have banked six to 12 months' worth of equipment, part of a broader industry rush to snap up critical components amid shortages.

New smart TV platform players face a rough road, Roku CEO says
News Analysis | 2/16/2023

'It's very difficult - I would say impossible - to build a new franchise in TV OSs at this point,' says Roku CEO Anthony Wood.

Fiber exec says 'army of lobbying' is keeping broadband standards low
News Analysis | 2/16/2023

Speaking on a panel about the digital divide, Roger Timmerman, CEO of Utopia Fiber, lamented that federal broadband programs may come up short 'because the standards are too low.'

Orange gets down to business with latest strategic plan
News Analysis | 2/16/2023

France-based group unveils new 'Lead the future' strategic vision, and announces an overhaul of Orange Business Services.

AT&T, Verizon, Lumen propose 'strike force' for Internet security
News Analysis | 2/16/2023

The network operators suggested the creation of 'a broad collection of government and industry stakeholders' to better secure Border Gateway Protocol technology.

Roaming and offshore businesses power Telstra, Singtel results
News Analysis | 2/16/2023

The post-COVID roaming bounce and stronger offshore earnings have helped the two telcos to solid results.

Eurobites: BT goes IoT SIM roaming
News Analysis | 2/16/2023

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefonica trials 5G-connected drone deliveries; Vodafone and VMO2 tackle rural Scottish notspots; BICS prepares ground for 5G network slicing.

Telecom Italia hopeful about future as it reveals plans for 2025
News Analysis | 2/16/2023

The telco says it expects business to stabilize after years of falling revenues, and despite its significant debt burden, as it is due to decide on KKR's offer for NetCo.

EPB earmarks $70M for 25-Gig services and fiber upgrades
LRTV Interviews | 2/15/2023

Katie Espeseth, VP at electric power distributor EPB, joins the podcast to explain what the 25-Gig services and fiber deployments mean for economic development in Tennessee.

T-Mobile to finally turn off 2G in 2024
News Analysis | 2/15/2023

'Wireless companies have retired older network technologies as part of an important progression to ensure all customers can enjoy a more advanced 4G and 5G network,' T-Mobile explained.

Comcast's new mobile/broadband bundle looks a lot like Charter's 'Spectrum One'
News Analysis | 2/15/2023

Taking a page from Charter's 'Spectrum One' playbook, a new bundle from Comcast pairs one unlimited mobile line with 200 Mbit/s home broadband service and in-home Wi-Fi for $50 per month.

AT&T taps into Frontier's fiber for 5G backhaul
News Analysis | 2/15/2023

A new deal will connect Frontier's fiber to AT&T's wireless infrastructure in areas where AT&T currently lacks its own fiber. AT&T is the first tenant to rent space in Frontier's local fiber facilities.

With losses mounting, HK Cable TV shuts down after 30 years
News Analysis | 2/15/2023

Covid administers final blow as old school operator cedes the field to telco and streaming rivals.

Sequans to consider 'strategic options' amid IoT upheaval
News Analysis | 2/15/2023

'We believe the scarcity factor of a 5G cellular option optimized for IoT makes Sequans attractive to many potential partners,' said the company's CEO Georges Karam.

Mavenir adds Cohere turbocharge to its growing open RAN lineup
News Analysis | 2/15/2023

The performance-boosting technology developed by Cohere is to be made available as an app on Mavenir's RIC.

Google Fiber sparks deployment of 5-Gig speeds
News Analysis | 2/15/2023

Initially available in Kansas City, West Des Moines and all its Utah markets, Google Fiber's new symmetrical 5-Gig tier sells for $125 per month. A new 8-Gig service is on deck.

Eurobites: Telia, Ericsson snuggle up on 5G testbed
News Analysis | 2/15/2023

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Tigo Tanzania launches 5G, upgrades 4G with Ericsson assist; TIM sees a brighter future; Swisscom reaches wages settlement.

Energy efficiency in the cloud native 5G core
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 2/15/2023

Heavy Reading's 5G Core Networks Operator Survey identifies leading initiatives to reduce energy consumption.

Dish Network may test phone-to-satellite services through Omnispace
News Analysis | 2/14/2023

A new Omnispace filing with the FCC hints at the company's interest in conducting tests in spectrum owned by Dish Network, but Dish isn't commenting.

Gigi Sohn cites urgency of fixing broadband map in third Senate hearing
News Analysis | 2/14/2023

'The first thing I'm going to do is offer my assistance to the chairwoman to do anything that it takes to make those maps as accurate as possible,' Sohn said during her third Senate hearing for FCC commissioner.

Extreme CEO: Leading with software to win retail, stadium deals
CxO Spotlight | 2/14/2023

CEO Ed Meyercord joins the podcast to explain why Extreme is focused on becoming more software-centric, how the company works with customers to better utilize their data and why digital twins can speed up network transformations.

How Cisco converged T-Mobile's 5G and 4G cores
News Analysis | 2/14/2023

T-Mobile recently launched a cloud-native 5G core gateway, which combines the operator's legacy 4G core with its new standalone (SA) and non standalone (NSA) 5G cores. Cisco managed the effort.

Fox turned away big deals for Tubi streaming service – report
News Analysis | 2/14/2023

Fox reportedly turned down unsolicited offers of more than $2 billion for Tubi, the free, ad-supported streaming service that Fox acquired for $440 million in 2020.

Orange dips its toes into 5G SA
News Analysis | 2/14/2023

France-based Orange starts its 5G SA adventure in Spain, although standalone launches remain thin on the ground.

Paradise Mobile's CEO promises world's fastest, most advanced 5G network
News Analysis | 2/14/2023

In developing a cloud-based 5G network supporting open RAN principles, Paradise Mobile in Bermuda joins other upstarts like Dish Network in the US and Rakuten Mobile in Japan.

The Divide: Calix CEO Michael Weening on enabling the broadband disruptors
CxO Spotlight | 2/14/2023

This week: Michael Weening, CEO of Calix, joins the podcast to discuss the disruptive state of the broadband market, the role of federal funding in closing the digital divide, why 'speed is death' and more.

Rakuten looks to efficiency gains as path to profit
News Analysis | 2/14/2023

Japanese telco points to falling costs, signs of green shoots despite wider operating loss.

Ericsson says 5G is spurring telco sales, but its case is weak
Morris Lore | 2/14/2023

The failure of 5G to lift telco revenues puts a company that depends on 5G network equipment sales in a very awkward position.

Eurobites: Brussels bristles at Viasat/Inmarsat deal
News Analysis | 2/14/2023

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange goes 5G standalone Spain; Nokia and Kyndryl extend deal; KPN connects medical drones trial.

Here's why Indian telcos are rethinking their rural strategy
News Analysis | 2/14/2023

Market forces are finally aligning in India, pushing the telcos to tighten their focus on the rural segment.

Liberty Global snares 'opportunistic' stake in Vodafone
News Analysis | 2/13/2023

Analysts think Liberty Global's 4.92% stake in Vodafone stands to generate a good return, but wonder if the move could lead to other scenarios where Vodafone and Liberty Global do business together.

T-Mobile's Neville Ray to retire, Ulf Ewaldsson to take over
News Analysis | 2/13/2023

T-Mobile's longtime networking chief, Neville Ray, will retire in the fall. He will be replaced by Ulf Ewaldsson, a former Ericsson executive who joined T-Mobile in 2019.

FCC hires communications firm to conduct ACP 'consumer education plan'
News Analysis | 2/13/2023

The FCC contracted Porter Novelli to conduct a consumer education plan to 'help maximize the potential impact of the ACP.' The federal broadband subsidy is currently reaching just one-third of eligible households.

mmWave 5G in 2023: Fast, but still expensive and hard to find
News Analysis | 2/13/2023

5G mmWave speeds are 6.86 times faster than midband C-band speeds, according to Ookla. Yet the technology remains present in just 9% of all announced 5G devices.

Peacock's free ride on Comcast is coming to an end
News Analysis | 2/13/2023

Following NBCU's decision to cap its free tier of Peacock for new sign-ups, the ad-supported Peacock Premium tier will stop being bundled at no added cost for Comcast Xfinity subs at the end of June.

How to fix open RAN in the US
DanoVision | 2/13/2023

Almost a hundred companies filed comments on how the NTIA should spend $1.5 billion on open RAN. Some want direct investments, others want funding for testing and R&D. And some don't want any of that.

Eurobites: Orange considers tower options in Africa and Middle East – report
News Analysis | 2/13/2023

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: STC signs IoT deal with Go Telecom; Ireland's fiber network progresses; VMO2 ups the upload.

Europe's big four telcos get EU blessing for ad tech venture
News Analysis | 2/13/2023

Deutsche Telekom, Orange, Telefonica and Vodafone spy an opportunity to usurp disreputable Big Tech players in the advertising ecosystem.

Can AI revive the handset market?
News Analysis | 2/13/2023

With sales plunging, handset brands may turn to AI to create differentiation and rekindle consumer excitement.

Ericsson networks boss shares open RAN hopes and fears
News Analysis | 2/13/2023

Fredrik Jejdling worries about technology 'bifurcation' and acknowledges that Intel's chips have narrowed the performance gap with his own silicon.

Google Fiber plots more expansions in Colorado and Arizona
News Analysis | 2/10/2023

Google Fiber's new expansion plan continues to take shape with Westminster, Colorado, and Chandler, Arizona, as the latest to be added to the list.

Vecima rides rising DAA wave to record quarter
News Analysis | 2/10/2023

Vecima is seeing an uptick on cable and fiber access sales amid upgrade and new build activity. It's also seeing some video tech momentum as operators get more aggressive with IPTV transitions.

The Buildout: GCI launches 2 Gbit/s in Unalaska, Comcast plans $50M build in Indiana
News Analysis | 2/10/2023

This week in broadband builds: GCI launches 2 Gbit/s in Unalaska, Comcast plans $50 million Indiana network, Sertex completes BroadbandBI, Idaho funds the middle mile - and more.

Verizon invests to keep first responders connected at the Super Bowl
LRTV Interviews | 2/10/2023

Verizon Frontline's Maggie Hallbach said her team has spent two years and more than $100 million to ensure public safety agencies are connected during Super Bowl 57 and beyond.

Going postal: How the USPS could fix wireless coverage maps
News Analysis | 2/10/2023

According to Australian company Ranlytics, its work with the US Postal Service in Seattle could be used to 'accurately measure and map mobile coverage nationwide.'

5G COWS: AT&T's sprawling Super Bowl network prep
LRTV Interviews | 2/10/2023

Dave Carroll, a network planning AVP at AT&T, joins the podcast to discuss the technology and strategy the carrier has put to work for Super Bowl 57 both at State Farm Stadium and across the massive Phoenix metro.

Broadband subs getting 1-Gig speeds has more than doubled – study
News Analysis | 2/10/2023

As adoption of 1-Gig speeds takes hold and data usage climbs, the percentage of broadband subs on tiers of 200 Mbit/s or less is dropping rapidly, according to a new study from OpenVault.

Eurobites: Ericsson grabs 5G gig in Jordan
News Analysis | 2/10/2023

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ethio Telecom revives partial privatization plan; Cellnex brings MEC to Dublin university campus; the mating gamers.

Nokia, Ericsson boost manufacturing in India
News Analysis | 2/10/2023

Growing domestic demand coupled with a strategy of reducing manufacturing in China is pushing telecom vendors like Nokia and Ericsson to expand manufacturing in India.

Senators reintroduce bill to exempt broadband grants from taxation
News Analysis | 2/9/2023

The Broadband Grant Tax Treatment Act is a high priority for Internet service providers hoping to participate in the BEAD fund.

Here's how Dish wants Biden to spend $1.5B on open RAN
News Analysis | 2/9/2023

President Biden signed the CHIPS and Science Act into law in August, allocating $1.5 billion for open RAN. Dish Network laid out exactly how the NTIA should distribute the money.

Disney's 'significant transformation' zeroes in on streaming profitability
News Analysis | 2/9/2023

With profitability now trumping subscriber growth, Disney and its new/old boss Robert Iger have embarked on a big restructuring that includes axing about 7,000 jobs.

Enterprise, digital drive Docomo profit as mobile shrinks again
News Analysis | 2/9/2023

NTT Docomo's enterprise and smart services propelled the Japanese telco to profit in the December quarter while its mobile business searches for growth.

Comcast speeds HFC upgrades, puts 'Storm-Ready' Wi-Fi, low-latency features on deck
News Analysis | 2/9/2023

Comcast says foundational pieces for DOCSIS 4.0 will soon be live across 10 million homes. It also hinted at the launch of gateways with cellular and battery backup and the debut of low-latency enhancements.

The race to space is getting pretty wild
DanoVision | 2/9/2023

A financial dustup between Globalstar and EchoStar could pave the way for a deal between Apple and Dish Network. That's just one of many machinations in the burgeoning phone-to-satellite market.

Eurobites: Ofcom scrutinizes mid-contract price rises
News Analysis | 2/9/2023

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefonica goes network slicing with Ericsson; Swisscom earnings down 1.6%; Nokia to build OLTs in India.

Sling TV speeds into the FAST lane with 'Freestream'
News Analysis | 2/9/2023

Sling TV's free, ad-supported service starts with more than 210 streaming channels, a plan to grow the audience and a way to keep subscribers in the mix even if they drop the pay-TV service.

BT takes 5G into the back of beyond
News Analysis | 2/9/2023

With the mobile technology now available to 60% of the UK population, BT is turning its attention to rural coverage.

Samsung stays grounded when it comes to satellite
News Analysis | 2/9/2023

Samsung has decided to wait until satellites offer more functionality for smartphones, reminding us most use cases are yet to come.

Biden recommits to 'Buy America' rules for broadband grants
News Analysis | 2/8/2023

President Biden in his State of the Union address recommitted to 'Buy America' rules on infrastructure projects that many in the broadband industry have been fighting against.

New tool arms states with data they need for BEAD
News Analysis | 2/8/2023

Broadband Lab, a cloud-based tool from McKinsey, aims to guide states through the BEAD planning and deployment process with real-time data, geospatial visualizations and advanced analytics.

Lumen snips fiber buildout target amid company 'reset'
News Analysis | 2/8/2023

Following a 'pause' last year amid recalibration of its buildout plans, Lumen cut its 'Quantum Fiber' buildout opportunity to 8 million to 10 million locations, down from a prior target of 12 million.

SK Telecom gives glimpse into its first commercial GPT product
News Analysis | 2/8/2023

Korean telco plans commercial launch of digital helper A. this year.

Qualcomm starts connecting the dots on 5G NR-Light
News Analysis | 2/8/2023

Qualcomm is focusing on size and power consumption at the expense of speed in a new modem system announced for lighter-weight use cases. But many details about the company's upcoming X35 chipset remain blurry.

The small cell waiting game starts again
News Analysis | 2/8/2023

At one point analysts expected 800,000 small cells in the US by 2026. While the market is unlikely to hit that number, there's renewed interest in using small cells to extend 5G coverage and increase capacity.

Eurobites: Russia approves VEON's exit
News Analysis | 2/8/2023

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: STC signs in-flight connectivity deal; Deutsche Telekom waives call charges to Turkey and Syria; Wibergh joins Cohere's board.

EU bigwigs gibber about M&A and fume about Huawei
Morris Lore | 2/8/2023

Officials come out with some meaningless comments about the single telecom market and realize national governments have been ignoring them about China.

Barcelona pulls in the tech crowd from ISE to MWC
News Analysis | 2/8/2023

The Fira Gran Via is now home to two huge tech events in February, with some increasingly interesting overlaps for AV, IT and comms specialists.

BEAD funds sufficient based on new FCC mapping data, ACA Connects says
News Analysis | 2/7/2023

There's enough BEAD funding to bring fiber to the 'vast majority' of unserved and underserved locations, ACA Connects concludes in an updated study based on the FCC's new broadband mapping data.

AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon diverge on 5G Super Bowl strategies
News Analysis | 2/7/2023

Signals Research Group argued that, based on their recent testing outside the Super Bowl's venue, Verizon offered the most total wireless network capacity.

Do cloud native 5G core networks need DPUs?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 2/7/2023

Heavy Reading operator survey identifies broad, but not unequivocal, support for hardware acceleration in 5G core networks.

A slew of service providers lower 2023 fiber targets
News Analysis | 2/7/2023

AT&T, Altice USA, Consolidated Communications, Frontier and Lumen are among the companies cutting back fiber network expansion plans for 2023, according to analysts.

The Divide: How BDT is increasing enrollments in the FCC's ACP
LRTV Interviews | 2/7/2023

Trooper Sanders, CEO of Benefits Data Trust (BDT), joins the podcast to discuss the importance of the FCC's Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), how BDT is helping people access the broadband subsidy and more.

Cohere's next moves could add some G-force to mobile
News Analysis | 2/7/2023

A new waveform backed by the software company could take 6G to a hypersonic level.

Eurobites: BT dips into remote water-quality monitoring
News Analysis | 2/7/2023

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telia Denmark wins network test, Nokia takes the credit; Mobily applies Ericsson's AI; TIM clarifies KKR bid terms.

India’s Vodafone Idea gets a government assist
News Analysis | 2/7/2023

Vodafone Idea gets a lifeline with the government finally taking a stake in the company - but the delay has deteriorated the telco's situation.

Vodafone UK starts 'risky' shift to 5G standalone
News Analysis | 2/7/2023

The UK operator cannot afford to sit back and wait, says its chief network officer, but the technical challenges are considerable.

Rising energy costs, inflation weigh on Japan telcos
News Analysis | 2/7/2023

KDDI and SoftBank gains in new business areas held back by tough economic conditions

IBM's Andrew Coward on managing MEC and multicloud mayhem
LRTV Interviews | 2/6/2023

IBM's Andrew Coward discusses challenges in multicloud management, edge computing and private 5G use cases. He also addresses whether telcos are well suited to support metaverse applications.

Cisco exec and self-professed 'cable guy' keeps his hand in the HFC game
CxO Spotlight | 2/6/2023

Cisco has all but exited the business of cable taps, amplifiers and nodes, but John Chapman, now CTO of broadband at Cisco, will stay linked to the HFC world as a member of Technetix's strategic advisory board.

Cable's record wireless gains create more trouble for mobile's Big Three
News Analysis | 2/6/2023

Cable's momentum in mobile paired with slowing mobile industry growth will challenge T-Mobile, AT&T and Verizon to hit and exceed their subscriber targets, says a top industry analyst.

What to expect from T-Mobile's FWA in 2023: Slowing growth, rural expansion
News Analysis | 2/6/2023

As its network reaches capacity, T-Mobile appears to be shifting its fixed wireless target from urban customers to rural customers. But its rate of growth is still expected to slow in 2023.

After delays and setbacks, MobileX launch is imminent
News Analysis | 2/6/2023

MobileX, an MVNO on the Verizon network, will commercially launch its services in the next week or two. 'It really is a game changer,' said the company's founder.

Eurobites: STC, Telefónica pair up for digital opportunities
News Analysis | 2/6/2023

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefonica Tech adds blockchain to digital ad metrics; TIM suffers weekend outage; Nokia extends 5G with Wavence launches.

Mavenir hails open RAN progress as sales hit $100M
News Analysis | 2/6/2023

The US software company has seen revenues grow from just $7 million in 2020 and now boasts 30 customers worldwide, according to CEO Pardeep Kohli.

Following GI transaction, FWA provider Rise talks up fiber
News Analysis | 2/3/2023

Once a stalwart supporter of fixed wireless technologies, Rise and its new owners are charting a course that appears to focus heavily on fiber.

Six takeaways from the smartphone market's Q4
DanoVision | 2/3/2023

According to Omdia, the global smartphone market fell 15.4% in the fourth quarter compared to the previous year. However, some are expecting demand to pick back up by the end of this year.

Rogers drops hints about DOCSIS 4.0 plans
News Analysis | 2/3/2023

Rogers expects its adoption of DOCSIS 4.0 to 'come as a fast follow' with its US peers. But the Canadian operator also expects its HFC plant to stay ahead of market demand even as D4.0 tech becomes available.

POWDER: Open for 5G and whatever's next
News Analysis | 2/3/2023

Our editor finds a freshly updated POWDER testbed in Utah, where industry vendors and academic researchers are getting an early start investigating the tech challenges awaiting us beyond 5G.

The Notebook Dump: Juniper's software shift, Sohn saga, Oregon Trail treachery
LRTV Interviews | 2/3/2023

The editors discuss discuss Juniper's software-centric strategy, the continued pay-TV subscription decline, Netflix's crackdown on password sharing, Gigi Sohn's FCC nomination and more.

The Buildout: South Carolina awards millions to Comcast, AT&T and cooperatives
News Analysis | 2/3/2023

This week in broadband builds: Comcast, AT&T awarded grants in South Carolina, Charter wins in Florida, Fidium Fiber expands in Texas – and more.

China telcos see IoT growth on back of big connection numbers
News Analysis | 2/3/2023

China operators are recording good topline growth out of their IoT deployments, but underlying costs are still unknown.

T-Mobile gets ready for its next big 5G buildout
News Analysis | 2/3/2023

T-Mobile said it will prepare to deploy its C-band and 3.45GHz spectrum this year, with roll out happening in 2024. The operator denied any delay in its plans.

Eurobites: Altnets seethe as Ofcom OKs Equinox 2
News Analysis | 2/3/2023

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange fires up 5G Steel network; Vodafone Ireland migrates with Amdocs; telco help for Ukrainian refugees extended.

EchoStar moves closer to global 5G satellite network
News Analysis | 2/2/2023

EchoStar inked a deal to launch more LEO satellites for global IoT services using the LoRa spec, but the company's goal is to offer 3GPP-based 5G services 'in the very near future.'

What's the Story? Telcos trudging slowly ahead with automation
LRTV Interviews | 2/2/2023

Iain Morris joins the podcast to discuss how automated telcos really are and what's been contributing to job cuts in the telecom industry over the past few years.

Teleste ready to go big in North American cable
News Analysis | 2/2/2023

After securing a foothold in the region with a 'major' US MSO last year, Teleste is investing more in North America as operators start to plow ahead with DAA, 1.8GHz and DOCSIS 4.0 upgrades.

Korean govt falls for 5G fallacy over 28GHz
News Analysis | 2/2/2023

After revoking two mmWave licences, Korean officials are hoping to re-issue the spectrum to anyone willing to start a 5G business in a saturated market

The shine begins to wear off 5G private wireless
News Analysis | 2/2/2023

'I don't want to sound bearish, just more realistic,' said AT&T's Chris Sambar, in discussing the opportunity for enterprise customers to purchase their own mobile network infrastructure.

Apple's new-found love for India
News Analysis | 2/2/2023

Apple is growing both its manufacturing presence and market share in the country.

Amid altnet woes, BT eyes dominance of full-fiber future
News Analysis | 2/2/2023

The UK telecom incumbent says it is now building and connecting full-fiber customers 'like fury' and the signs are not promising for many infrastructure rivals.

Eurobites: EU on course to miss gigabit target, says ETNO
News Analysis | 2/2/2023

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: KKR puts in a bid for TIM's fixed-line network; Deutsche Telekom completes GD Towers sale; Nokia adds backbone to Africa.

Verizon eyes IAB for mmWave expansion
News Analysis | 2/2/2023

Verizon plans to test integrated access and backhaul technology from startup Verana Networks, a move that could pave the way for expansion of Verizon's millimeter wave network.

CUJO AI says over 67% of home networks face cybersecurity threats each month
News Analysis | 2/2/2023

The software vendor has sniffed out the main culprits when it comes to cyber threats.

Juniper bullish on cloud, enterprise despite cracks in supply chain
News Analysis | 2/1/2023

Juniper's enterprise business grew 32% year-over-year in Q4, and the cloud business increased more than 14%. But the oft-struggling service provider segment declined 8%.

NBCU's Peacock cans free tier for new sign-ups
News Analysis | 2/1/2023

Analysts are surprised that Peacock is shifting solely to 'premium' tiers, dropping an option that represented a clear differentiator in the competitive streaming sector.

Amid price increases, Corning hints at a fiber dip
News Analysis | 2/1/2023

Corning's optical revenues in the fourth quarter were slightly below most analysts' expectations. But the company's outlook remains bright, according to some estimates.

How T-Mobile plans to navigate convergence
News Analysis | 2/1/2023

'We're interested in convergence because we have a lot to offer,' said T-Mobile's Mike Sievert. However, Sievert said T-Mobile doesn't feel the need to purchase a wired network.

Vodafone boss bashes Big Tech after 'not good enough' sales
News Analysis | 2/1/2023

Margherita della Valle joins European telco bosses demanding a 'fair contribution' from Internet giants after saying her company can do better.

Casa ramps revenues as cable, FWA demand rises
News Analysis | 2/1/2023

Thanks in part to improving supply chain constraints, Casa Systems expects to post a 25% boost in Q4 revenues as it sees sales increase across the board.

Eurobites: EE takes 5G underground
News Analysis | 2/1/2023

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT goes down the sewers; SPL attracts Indonesian investment; Three UK migrates data with Amdocs.

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