The downward trend in optical transport revenue this year is a result of lower sales in China; in the rest of the world, demand for optical equipment is on the rise and continues to exceed supply.
The operator plans to splash out $82 million to extend fiber-fueled services into parts of New Hampshire and West Virginia and compete with the likes of Comcast, Frontier and Consolidated Communications.
Amazon kicked off its annual AWS re:Invent trade show with a new AWS Private 5G product. Meanwhile, AWS customer Dish Network touted its own 5G plans.
In a companywide email, Elon Musk reportedly said the production crisis involving the 'Raptor' engines for the heavy-duty Starship rocket could place SpaceX in hot water.
'In the grand scheme of things, I wouldn't be overly concerned about this from an investor perspective,' said AT&T's Jeff McElfresh, the executive in charge of selling 5G and fiber Internet connections.
Light Reading's longest-running conference will be fully digital again next week as it tackles the damage wrought to the commercial market by COVID-19 and assesses cable's post-pandemic business prospects.
Government authorities say the company owned by Elon Musk has not acquired the necessary licenses.
The resignation of Twitter's Jack Dorsey robs tech of an idealistic eccentric, with Parag Agrawal now stuck sorting the platform's monetization woes.
The region's big players have written a hopeful letter asking for mergers to be approved, spectrum to be cheaper and big tech to pay up.
The latest studies continue to insist on the attractiveness of the service despite unimpressive adoption so far.
In this third segment of a four-part sponsored series, we look at more key results from a new Heavy Reading study about the cable industry's edge computing driving factors and implementation plans.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: FiberCop signs up another operator; Vodafone Spain renews with Netcracker; Telefonica Tech goes underwater.
Even Ericsson has been surprised by the rapid growth in 5G despite the pandemic and component supply problems.
Charter tells FCC that 'timely and non-discriminatory access' to utility poles is critical for RDOF buildouts. Meanwhile, Charter and an electrical coop don't see eye-to-eye on a pole-related issue that has surfaced in Kentucky.
'Spectrum use has never been more critical for both federal and commercial users,' argued Alan Davidson, President Biden's new pick to head the NTIA.
NAB is troubled by Sohn's involvement as one of three directors of Locast, a streamer of local TV broadcast signals that shut down earlier this year in the wake of a legal battle with ABC, CBS, Fox and NBCU.
Wall Street firm projects that telcos will pass nearly twice as many homes with fiber lines over the next five years, while the number of telco FTTH subs will more than double to 35 million.
Comcast put forth an Xfinity Mobile promotion, 'but the fine print reveals that it is far less aggressive than meets the eye,' says MoffettNathanson analyst Craig Moffett.
The UK's CMA looks poised to block Meta's $400 million purchase of Giphy. Does this signal the end of Zuckerberg's run buying social media companies?
China appears to be years behind in satellite technology as the US continues to launch new constellations.
The IT company's Chinese joint venture has become one of the latest additions to the notorious Entity List.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom tests hybrid 5G; Telefonica chosen by SMCP for SD-WAN and more; A1 Telekom Austria and the BBC snuggle up.
Finnish vendor highlights 5G rollout as part of multi-country partnership; Qatari operator emphasizes enhanced customer experiences.
The owner of India's largest telco has been linked with a possible takeover of the UK phone incumbent.
Luigi Gubitosi is the latest CEO to throw in the towel at the Italian incumbent. TIM sets up a committee to study the KKR offer.
Pressure is mounting on Facebook and Twitter, with local authorities saying they should be held accountable for user content on their platforms.
More Chinese companies have been added to the US trade blacklist as China pushes 'indigenous innovation.'
On this episode, we talk with Light Reading's Mike Dano about all things spectrum auctions, including the 'Andromeda' auction, which just wrapped up with $22 billion in bids. We also get into broadband mapping and how spectrum could be used to tackle the digital divide.
Switzerland-based operator reports strong Q3 revenue growth, but fiber ambitions face a setback after Swisscom ruling.
Vonage's relevance to 5G is questionable and shareholders will be asking if the cash would have been better spent elsewhere.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Proximus helps out with electric vehicle charging; Tele2 connects the electric road; BT moves into new global HQ.
Analyst firm expects 2022 RAN spend to grow only 3% year-on-year, after two years of double-digit increases.
China's 5G rollout remains a story of government-mandated deployment and rock-bottom fees.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: ETSI secures smartphones; CityFibre shows some 800Gbit/s backbone; Atos and OVHcloud extend partnership in France.
The UK operator is pioneering an innovative solution to the problem of running power to mobile sites in the countryside.
The 'affaire Tapie' has finally forced Orange's President Directeur General to step down after 11 years.
The Indian telco giant's customer base is shrinking as rural subscribers and customers treating it as a second SIM quit service.
'We will ... adopt these precautionary measures to allow for additional time for continued analysis,' the two companies wrote of their plans to reduce the power of their 5G networks.
Japan's SoftBank hopes to raise money for 'capital expenditures, research and development, business operations and other areas' in its High Altitude Platform Station (HAPS) business.
With a new fab to open in late 2024, Samsung takes its total US investment to $47 billion, and pockets generous subsidies after a fierce bidding war.
AMC+, Disney+, Paramount+, Discovery+ and many others push Black Friday discounts to get larger subscriber numbers in the plus column.
The Finnish equipment vendor rejects the charge its software works only with its own hardware and finds an ally in BT.
'There are many more EBB-enrolled households that claimed they have a dependent child at certain CEP schools than students who are actually enrolled in those schools,' warned the FCC's inspector general.
As the commercial 5G industry and the US military begin working to share spectrum in the lower 3GHz band, the head of the National Spectrum Coalition task force on the issue remains hopeful.
The next 50 years of optical communications will most likely be dedicated to addressing key fundamental challenges to make the optical expansion more efficient and practical, and to make these predictions even riskier (and more fun).
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telenor divests Open Universe, FTTH assets; Vivendi has no plans to exit TIM; ADVA recommends Adtran bid to shareholders.
The Digital Markets Act takes a further step towards the goal of ending 'unfair practices of big online platforms.'
Swisscom in pole position on speed and availability, according to the latest report.
Comcast's NBCUniversal unit is reportedly weighing whether to pull much of its content from Hulu and make it exclusive to Peacock to boost that streaming service.
Dish Network said it will use Rakuten Symphony's observability framework to collect telemetry data from its network functions in order to support the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning.
Zoom beat expectations but still saw its slowest growth since 2018.
The Chinese smartphone maker faces a components crunch, domestic competition and souring technology investments.
IBC 2021, a big annual media tech event usually held in Amsterdam in September, becomes the latest trade show to succumb to the COVID-19 pandemic.
A new industry report from Accenture, commissioned by CTIA, the wireless industry association, makes the case for serving the rural US with fixed wireless, noting that with billions available for broadband, it's 'key to acknowledge that 5G FWA is a future-proof technology.'
Enterprise services unit of Charter boots up new brand identity and a campaign focused on fulfilling 'unreasonable' requests of large businesses and stealing away share from incumbent service providers.
If all goes to plan, Spanish group will then roll out Indian tech firm's CI/CD/CT solution to Spain and the UK.
Soaring rare earth prices are disrupting the global supply chain and another source of geopolitical tension between China and the US.
Only about half of the phones T-Mobile sells support mmWave 5G, according to Counterpoint Technology Market Research. As a result, T-Mobile counts 3.5 million non-mmWave 5G customers.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Kcom uses ADVA's optical transport; Enea lands private network gig in Taiwan; Brits love drones, says BT research.
One of Germany's government agencies has released a report arguing that open RAN is far less secure than traditional network infrastructure.
The Belgian operator has been interested in buying the Nethys-owned cableco since at least 2018.
Performance data from Comlinkdata/Tutela indicate that T-Mobile Home Broadband and Starlink are as good as VDSL, stomp on DSL, but generally fall short of terrestrial HFC and fiber services.
CEO Borje Ekholm optimistic about creating a new and lucrative 5G API market in the enterprise space through its biggest ever acquisition.
AST SpaceMobile had hoped to launch another satellite on a SpaceX rocket sometime early next year. But the company warned it might need 'additional time for ... testing and final launch preparation.'
Reuters reported that the FCC's four commissioners will approve Verizon's purchase of America Movil's TracFone shortly. The prepaid provider counts a total of around 20 million customers.
The European Commission has finally made a judgement against Chinese vendors for anti-competitive behavior.
In a widely anticipated move, India's second-largest service provider, Bharti Airtel, has announced it is raising prepaid tariffs for all plans by 20-25%.
Shareholder Vivendi is said to oppose the offer, rating it too low.
Michael Murphy in August moved over to Nokia's fierce rival, Ericsson, and is now that vendor's North American CTO. Murphy is being replaced by David Eckard, VP of strategy and technology for North America at Nokia.
'The biggest threat has always been the stupid guy with a lot of money coming into your business,' the cable industry legend tells CNBC's David Faber. The big question is what kind of return investors are willing to accept, Malone says.
Move aims to soften the blow of a $5 price to the Hulu + Live TV service, but will likewise enable Disney to give its full slate of premium streaming services a jolt.
Heavy Reading survey data suggests that coherent pluggable optics are relevant in a wide range of use cases and will create a healthy and competitive ecosystem for a new era in transport networking.
Although there are a few new elements in play, including possible smartphone shortages and a competitive discount from Dish, Black Friday looks relatively calm this year on the wireless front.
As part of a broader focus on '10G,' the cable operator said it is upgrading its return path to enable symmetrical multi-gigabit speeds and an overall plant upgrade to 1.8GHz.
Hottges and Read both talk this week about deconsolidation of tower assets and industrial partnerships.
On the heels of a similar deal in Malaysia, Telenor eyes knocking together Thailand's second and third place operators to make a new behemoth.
If the predictions are accurate, AT&T's bill for 5G spectrum this year might total $36.7 billion. That's just under half of the $85 billion AT&T spent to acquire Time Warner in 2018.
Light Reading's Alan Breznick explains why Altice USA did a 180 on its broadband growth strategy.
In this second segment of a four-part series, we look at more key results from a new Heavy Reading study about the cable industry's edge computing views and approach.
Another torrid quarter for China's Alibaba as earnings plummet amid a slowdown in consumer demand – although its cloud division is on the up and up.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia and Orange get super coherent; Sky leaves its routers exposed; Liberty Global boss sounds off about UK broadband.
The Spanish giant took on the law, and it seems to have won - so far.
BlastWave launched its flagship product, a zero-trust network access tool that has a passwordless multi-factor authentication component.
Charter is still growing, albeit more slowly, as company comes to grips with 'anomalies' that have slowed down market activity, Tom Rutledge tells CNBC's David Faber.
'Ericsson's own estimates have indicated that open RAN is more expensive than integrated RAN given the need for more equipment to accomplish what purpose-built solutions can deliver,' the vendor told the FCC.
Competition, depressed household formation, government stimulus dollars and the saturation of broadband penetration are all affecting the rate of broadband subscriber growth, says MoffettNathanson analyst Craig Moffett.
Prior to the pandemic, EdgeMicro, Vapor IO, MobiledgeX, Alef and others had grand plans to support edge computing across the country and world. But COVID-19 Internet traffic spikes changed those plans.
Norwegian operator steps up pace of 5G rollout and introduces new business plan and commercial strategy with the NiceMobil sub-brand.
Nvidia adeptly navigates a chip shortage Jensen Huang thinks will last to 2023, but the FTC is the latest regulator to cast doubt on its Arm buy.
Billed as a pathway to the future '10G' network, supplier says its new Flexible MAC Architecture (FMA) platform is in trials with tier 1 operators in multiple regions.
Component shortages and supply chain constraints, along with lowered Q2 guidance, cast shadow over US tech giant.
The Indian government approved the use of the Universal Service Obligation Fund (USOF) to provide 4G connectivity in 7,287 villages at the cost of around INR64.66 billion ($872 million).
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange CFO sees mergers ahead; MTN bails out of Yemen; Telefonica hits the smart road.
Policymakers appear to have ignored the earlier call for open RAN support and they would be wise to reject the latest.
Iraq, with 25,000 Internet users in 2002, but now there's more than 30 million of them. Orange got burned along the way, but Nokia's bedding itself in nicely.
Lumen's Q3 DDoS Report revealed that bad actors are launching DDoS attacks with more frequency, at larger volumes and with increased complexity.
In her FCC confirmation hearing, Jessica Rosenworcel discussed a number of hot-button issues like net neutrality, USF reform and 5G in the 12GHz band. But she didn't offer much in the way of specifics.
The FAA is having 'very productive discussions' with AT&T and Verizon over possible 5G interference with aircraft altimeters. But aren't those discussions a little late?
Revenue and earnings estimates for Roku 'are just too damn high,' says MoffettNathanson analyst Michael Nathanson.
Optical fiber has taken us on a 50-year journey, enabling communication capabilities that we never imagined possible. Now looking forward ten, 20, and even a full 50 years, we examine what the future holds for optical fiber communications.
China is in the grip of metaverse fever, with hundreds of new businesses being formed and regulators stepping in to combat soaring stock prices.
French operator says it is on track to meet targets set out under Ambition 2026 strategy.
A feature of open RAN is the ability to manage networks through real-time automation, but its value is questionable.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: TIM may renegotiate DAZN contract; Ooredoo and Snap combine on augmented reality; Orange IoT tech helps Safran finds its tools.
Staffieri's appointment as as interim president and CEO - with a possible path to permanence - arrives amid a family feud at the Canadian operator and soon after Edward Rogers was reinstated as board chairman.
The auction, dubbed the 'Andromeda auction' by Light Reading because it sounds cool, clocked in at around $0.70 per MHz-POP. That's less than the $0.945 per MHz-POP for the C-band auction.
The cable industry will award more than $300,000 for ideas supporting apps and services that need speeds of at least 1-Gig. Holographs and light field displays aside, will something related to the so-called metaverse be among them?
After Princeton University research showed glaring holes in mobile operators' SIM swapping systems, the FCC opened a proceeding into the issue. Here's how the nation's big carriers are responding.
Qualcomm, one of the primary companies driving the development of 5G technologies, believes the metaverse 'has the potential to be the next computing platform.'
Nick Read laments what he sees as over competitive European markets; indicates (again) that time is right for consolidation.
The now delisted France-based group claims it has an organic growth profile 'unlike any other telco in Europe.'
Sales of 'Entra' DAA products reached a record in Vecima's fiscal Q1, and would've been even higher if not for delays in schedules and delivery times.
US tech giants are buying the companies that telcos use to 'digitize' their core infrastructure, and the CEO of Europe's largest telco is not happy.
Phase 3 of DC construction program gets underway; framed as part of kingdom's Vision 2030 to be 'premier' digital hub in MENA region.
As DC cracks down further, Huawei looks at licensing smartphone designs to Xnova and TD Tech, which may have better luck getting access to silicon.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson's intelligent automation; ADVA researches SDM in optical networks; BT's asbestos problem.
Light Reading recently caught up with Jeff Gray, CEO of Gluware, to discuss updates to the company's automation platform for enterprise customers and to hear more about how Gluware plans to put its new funding to use.
T-Mobile soon expects to provide up to 200 million Americans with average 5G speeds of 400 Mbit/s. AT&T and Verizon, meanwhile, are stuck waiting for the White House to mediate interagency squabbling.
Launched in parts of northern New England, the new brand offering features symmetrical 1-Gig service starting at $70 per year paired with a whole-home Wi-Fi platform powered by Plume.
American Tower said it will spend $10.1 billion to buy CoreSite Realty, one of the nation's biggest operators of data centers. The company said it hopes to eventually leverage the purchase for edge computing.
Report suggests any stake-building plan is likely to involve Deutsche Telekom as well as Drahi's Altice.
NBCU's premium streaming service will initially be rolled out to Sky and NOW customers in the UK and Ireland on Tuesday as part of an initial 'soft launch' in the region.
It's not getting any easier for China's chip champion SMIC following the loss of its second top executive in two months.
The Norwegian incumbent becomes the latest Tier 1 operator in Europe to partner with a Silicon Valley giant on AI.
In the FCC's largest round of the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) yet, which saw electric cooperatives as the walkaway winners, over $435 million was designated for Conexon Connect, a fiber ISP providing service through local co-ops.
Airspan warned that it will delay up to $40 million worth of equipment shipments due to supply chain constraints – and it's not the only 5G equipment vendor to sound such a warning.
Telcos need a way to address the hyperscaler lock-in. Roz Roseboro ponders whether Vodafone's TaaS platform plan is a reasonable insurance policy or another example of a telco driving recklessly.
Omdia analyst Nicole McCormick joins the podcast this week to discuss her latest research on 5G pricing and what seems to be catching on with consumers.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Arm/Nvidia deal faces closer scrutiny; Vodacom's H1; Virgin Media O2 carries on converging.
In this first segment of a new four-part series, we look at some key results from a new Heavy Reading study about the cable industry's edge computing strategy and efforts.
Canadian operator still needs to clear some hurdles at the CRTC and with incumbent mobile players before it can push ahead with a mobile service that will utilize a hybrid MVNO model... sometime in 2022.
The Secure Equipment Act of 2021, signed into law by President Biden, prevents China's Huawei and ZTE from receiving federal approvals to sell their equipment in the US market.
New working group aims to conceive an 'evolved architectural blueprint' for hybrid MVNO models in which cable operators will strive to combine access to a partner's mobile network and their own Wi-Fi and 4G/5G networks.
Canada's satellite operator Telesat is listing in New York and Toronto, to help launch its Lightspeed constellation, boasting inter-satellite laser.
Germany-based group hails 'better than expected' performance in the first nine months of the year.
Luxembourg-based operator acquires remaining 45% stake in Guatemalan JV.
Intelsat and Kymeta get satellite-enabled 5G on to a moving vehicle, a helpful trick maybe for Intelsat after its Q3 loss of $145.7 million.
This week in our WiC roundup: Funding is 'surging' for female-founded companies; will new Texas laws cause a tech exodus?; harassment may be unavoidable for women in tech; and more.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone and VMware still going steady; Openreach tests exchange closures; MWC Barcelona 2022 is go!
Malaysia's 5G saga rolls on: The single national network is attractive but brings a whole new set of problems; just ask anyone involved in Australia's NBN.
The hyped technology will not save operators money or prompt BT to use more suppliers, says the UK phone incumbent's chief architect.
AT&T and Cisco are launching a new managed SASE service which brings together SD-WAN and Cisco's security portfolio.
Dish Network's blockchain-based loyalty program could be used by its Boost Mobile customers and its satellite and streaming TV customers. And it could rely on a Dish-backed cryptocurrency.
Dish Network raised $5.25 billion, and suggested the money would 'finance the potential purchase of wireless spectrum.' Some analysts believe Dish might have gotten a deal in the Andromeda auction.
CEO Bob Chapek says an influx of new content and market expansions will re-accelerate Disney+ sub growth, but some analysts believe the streaming service needs to broaden its content scope and become more Netflix-like.
On the back of wholesale deals struck with CityFibre and Openreach, Vodafone aims to pass 8 million UK homes with full-fiber by next spring.
Increased fiber deployment will create a competitive dynamic fueled by smaller, established providers and new entrants made up of rural telcos, municipalities and co-operatives.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ofcom tweaks universal service rules; Telia helps in emissions fight; Colt innovates in recycling of e-waste.
The Japanese firm's losses are mounting, its customer numbers are disappointing and its forecasts look dubious.
Finnish vendor says it now has 4,000 patent families essential to 5G standards.
Ron Porter, Head of 5G, Network & OSS Product Marketing at Amdocs, joins Light Reading Editor Phil Harvey to discuss the impact of 5G SA and network cloudification.
Integration challenges, a shortage of European specialists and the lack of support for older technologies are just a few of the problems that confront open RAN enthusiasts.
Following a preview in May and a recently closed $7M 'A' round, Struum has launched commercially in the US on several major streaming platforms and is starting to size up international expansion plans.
Disney ended Q4 with 179 million total subs across its direct-to-consumer streaming portfolio. Revenues climbed, losses widened and subscribers growth is still happening, but not as fast.
Deal for Molotov SAS plants FuboTV's flag in France. Acquisition of Edisn.ai provides AI-fueled 'computer vision' tech that can recognize and track athletes, actors, products and other objects in live video feeds.
Rollout of 5G standalone core initially deployed in Finland. Work underway to roll out core network technology in various other Telia markets, including on its home turf in Sweden.
SK Telecom reports a 400 billion won (US$340 million) 3Q operating profit thanks to strong performances in its mobile and media businesses.
US Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo said at a White House press briefing that closing the digital divide will be a 'massive undertaking' and shared details on oversight plans and requirements for state funding.
Meanwhile, Xperi, TiVo's parent company, is pushing ahead with a plan to split out its intellectual property/licensing and product businesses by middle of 2022.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange opens open RAN lab; EU court upholds Google fine; Vodafone reorganizes in Africa.
Vivendi and CPD are said to be at odds over the role of TIM's CEO amid ongoing discussions about a single fiber network.
Indian Citizens Assistance for Mobile Privacy and Security (I-CAMPS) set up to prevent cybercrimes related to weaknesses in the app and device ecosystems.
Cable operator says service disruptions were a result of a network issue, but continues to investigate the root cause.
Company leaders wouldn't reveal current subscriber numbers but said that they are pleased with WeLink's performance so far.
Jeff Baumgartner explains how a clash at the Rogers board, an unintended phone call, a family feud and a court battle thrust the control of the Canadian operator into limbo, and cast some doubt on its proposed $20.8 billion merger with Shaw Communications.
Norway's Telenor still hasn't found its way out of Myanmar, with its $105M sale to Lebanon's M1 on the rocks while the junta wants a local buyer.
Specialist in network lifecycle automation promises operators more efficient 5G network planning using crowdsourced data.
WideOpenWest says it will maintain its 'broadband-first' focus and accelerate growth through network expansions to adjacent and greenfield areas following recent system sales to Astound Broadband and Atlantic Broadband.
United Internet-owned German operator gradually putting pieces together for its 5G and fixed networks.
Korea's KT Corp has reported a 46.9% bump in Q3 earnings on the back of higher 5G take-up and its fast-expanding digital and media businesses.
The UK mobile operator has made investments in a new cloud platform it says will slash startup costs and time to market for MVNO customers.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange's Enovacom secures patient data; Telkom ponders future of IT biz; Telefonica boss warms to Benjamin Button theme.
Liberty Global CEO Mike Fries says that FTTH overlays will reign in the UK, Ireland and Belgium, while a 'hybrid' approach with FTTP and DOCSIS upgrades will take hold in Switzerland and the Netherlands.
India's second-largest service provider, Bharti Airtel, has introduced a 5G-for-business initiative to trial 5G-based enterprise use cases.
Eyeing ways to cut the cost of Openreach's fiber rollout, Philip Jansen's company sets up a 5,000 square foot robot lab and says robolabor is not far behind.
Finnish vendor still needs to find more staff with the right mix of skills.
Cyber Threat Sensor AI (CTS-AI) is a virtual appliance built into the MDR platform, and can be accessed through a mobile app to secure customer applications and workloads in AWS.
Brouillette was CEO of Canada's Videotron before joining Verizon in June. She will succeed Ronan Dunne, who will shift to the role of strategic advisor.
A proposed joint venture that includes certain fiber assets from Cable One would form a dedicated team 'hyper-focused on accelerating market expansion' in new and existing systems, CEO Julie Laulis says.
A merger of the two satellite companies would be able to provide more advanced services to maritime, aviation and other sectors, they say.
Rogers Communications won't appeal a court ruling that reinstates Edward Rogers as board chairman and validates his decision to reconstitute the board of the Canadian company without a traditional shareholder vote.
In yet another shift away from its traditional hardware business, Huawei has sold its x86 server unit to a state-owned Chinese firm.
The UK's broadband market is suddenly awash with fiber investors and a loss of share could be extremely damaging to the incumbent.
The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act contains the federal government's largest investment in broadband, as well as key provisions around affordability and digital equity.
Robert Cruickshank claims his Optimum Load Shaping system can help cable operators cut power costs and put power utilities into position to modernize the grid and speed a transition to renewable energy.
Boingo CEO Mike Finley discusses how his company, now part of DigitalBridge, is setting its sights on the private wireless network arena.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Rwandan LEO satellite rumors; Vivendi/TIM latest; faster speeds in Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogoch.
Bell Canada CEO said the carrier is on schedule to meet its network expansion goals for 2021, and has invested $1.2 billion in new capital toward that end during the quarter.
The agency is prohibiting Broadcom from making 'certain types' of exclusivity and loyalty deals with semiconductor customers, as well as retaliating against customers that buy chips from other suppliers.
Big US MSO unveils more aggressive fiber upgrade, edge-out and mobile strategy after losing broadband subs and seeing mobile sub growth slow to a crawl in Q3.
China's Xiaomi, maybe eyeing a warmer Snapdragon 898, shows off a new smartphone cooling technology it says is twice as effective as vapor chambers.
The pandemic and digital transformation are driving break-neck growth in China's public cloud markets.
Claro, TIM and Vivo predictably splash out on spectrum, but the auction also attracts newcomers.
French fiber venture begins operations just days after Orange launches Totem tower company.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: TIM tries to scotch Vivendi rumors; Ofcom tweaks repeater rules; TDC's Q3.
New study by CCS Insight, sponsored by InterDigital, says nascent tech may well have to wait until 6G for 'lead role.'
The combination would bring together two of the main players in photonics as demand for optical communications continues to rise.
Voluntary delay will push out C-band deployments until at least January 5, 2022.
Dish has an unspecified number of 'friendly' users testing 5G network in Las Vegas ahead of an expected service launch in Q1 2022. Meanwhile, Dish is pushing ahead with mobile network construction in more than 40 markets.
Dish lost 13,000 total video subs in Q3 2021 as the company added 117,000 Sling TV customers against a loss of 130,000 satellite TV subs.
Customers are back and sales are up, but the content delivery network's losses are also mounting.
Equinix's CEO said supply chain challenges impacting much of the telecom industry haven't had a major effect on Equinix's revenue for Q3.
Starting up is hard to do, especially if you're a new telco challenging deeply entrenched incumbents.
CommScope expects chip and component shortages to impact full-year net sales by about $600 million, but the company is implementing price increases across all businesses to help offset the difference.
Spain-based group sees second consecutive quarter of organic growth and maintains full-year guidance.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vivendi flexes muscles at Telecom Italia; Virgin Media O2's Q3; Vodafone and Microsoft combine on cloud services.
Federated Wireless is hoping to expand the spectrum-management expertise it developed in the CBRS band into the newly freed 6GHz band.
Its complex supply chains now look inspired as Qualcomm notches blistering 43% revenue market. Though CEO Amon thinks flat smartphone sales are ahead.
Frontier tacked on a record 185,000 new fiber locations and 29,000 fiber subs in Q3. Frontier shares rose despite a revenue miss, making it clear that investors are applying more weight to the pace of Frontier's FTTP buildout.
The newly confident UK phone incumbent now reckons it can fund all fiber rollout without an investment partner, but a cost recovery has yet to show up in results.
Microsoft makes a play for the metaverse, announcing its Teams will have VR-supporting avatars from early next year.
The European swap-out of the Chinese vendor's fiber and optical network products now appears underway.
Vendor says its cable network access business has been hit the hardest by a shortage of certain components, exacerbated by a 'decommit' by some suppliers, that has pushed lead times out to a year or more.
V. Noah Campbell of RS Access expects the FCC's new leadership to address the debate over pushing 5G operations into the 12GHz band.
The spinoff includes a $11.5 billion special cash dividend to VMware shareholders, which equates to a $27.40 per share dividend payment to all VMware stockholders.
Seeking deeper engagement on mobile, Netflix is gradually rolling out a gaming service on its Android app, promising that support for iOS devices is 'on the way.'
Roughly a year after Amazon announced its low-powered, wide-area wireless network, details of the offering remain vague.
T-Mobile raised expectations and said its Sprint integration is ahead of schedule. Also, its execs pounded the table on 5G dominance.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ireland announces second phase of SIRO rollout; phone eco-rating scheme expands; AtlasEdge buys Colt data centers.
German operator seals new wholesale deal with Lebara Germany, taking over from Deutsche Telekom.
CEO Romil Bahl discusses KORE's approach to IoT security in both the device and the network, and its use of eSIM technology to connect IoT devices globally.
Heavy Reading survey data indicates that number portability has been deployed at scale and is meeting or exceeding performance expectations, but business model complexity is having an impact within Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific.
The Chinese vendor's fledgling cloud business remains tiny alongside industry giants and may struggle even if it can fix its hardware problems.
Adtran reported a GAAP net loss of $10.4 million for Q3 2021, owing largely to supply chain issues. But CEO Tom Stanton tried to project a sunny outlook for 2022 while also admitting it's the company's biggest problem.
Isotropic claims its terminal, designed to support satellite services beamed from multiple orbits, recently passed a critical field test with SES, a strategic investor and key deployment partner.
Lambertson explains how service providers' approach to public cloud usage is changing, and how intent-based networking can improve network automation for operators.
As Ofcom continues its post-Brexit review into net neutrality, the UK phone incumbent spies an opportunity to break free of current constraints.
Research by Nokia and GSMA Intelligence highlights why telcos regard AI as critical in the fight against climate change.
Supplier claims its virtual CCAP has been deployed by 68 carriers worldwide at the end of Q3 2021, up from 62 at the end of the prior period.
OneWeb has inked a deal with BT to provide low-orbit satellite connectivity across BT Group, with the first live trials due to start early 2022.
The cell tower company says it's building 'edge to suit' data centers where the client determines the location.
A new IDC study of Asian enterprise and 5G adoption contains promising news for telcos.
The cheap 4G smartphone, launched with Google, is available from Diwali for INR6,499 ($87) or INR1,999 ($26.7), with the rest in monthly installments.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange plants its Totem; some Sky Glass users aren't happy; Telenor considers Pakistan stake sale.
Big Canadian telecom operator also boosts revenue and net income in fiscal Q4, thanks to its strong wireless performance, even as its wireline sub losses continue to pile up.
The FAA may issue a warning about 5G interference to aircraft operations, according to a new report. Verizon, with its massive C-band deployment plans, may be caught up in the issue.
The operator's plan to recruit another 7,000 software engineers and build more of its own technologies threatens upheaval in the IT vendor community.
Comcast will soon upgrade all Gigabit Pro customers to symmetrical speeds of 3 Gbit/s. Gigabit Pro, a residential FTTP service introduced in 2015, originally offered symmetrical speeds of 2 Gbit/s.
Latin American mobile giant Millicom, which owns the Tigo brand, swung back to black this quarter and may hive off its towers and financial services.
CableLabs' Mariam Sorond offers fresh insight about the genesis of the Convergence Council and the Mobile Convergence Committee, two important projects kicked off by the organization earlier this year.
Earlier this year, Shentel disclosed plans to cover up to 215,000 households with its Beam-branded fixed wireless Internet service. Now it's halting those plans and will instead build out fiber.
Malaysia's single-network 5G experiment is starting to take shape - but an early sign of the potential negative impact on operators has appeared.
Russia's tower market lights up after the second of two major deals is announced in 2021.
Europe's largest independent tower company posts solid Q3 and reiterates full-year guidance.
The auction is officially the nation's third-biggest spectrum auction ever. It sits only behind the $45 billion AWS-3 auction in 2015 and the $81 billion C-band auction earlier this year.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Sweden's Enea lands US traffic classification deal; Net Insight synchronizes 5G; why data center architecture rocks.