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; Telefónica 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 Président Directeur Général 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 Börje 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 América Móvil'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.
Höttges 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; Telefónica 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.