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Jessica Rosenworcel confirmed for another FCC term
Broadband World News | 12/7/2021

Rosenworcel's official designation as chair (a position she's held in an acting capacity) makes her the first woman to helm the federal agency.

VEON boss: 'We are going to be the hypergrowth telco'
News Analysis | 12/7/2021

CEO Kaan Terziolu explains how the emerging-markets player will achieve its bullish financial targets.

AWS outage cuts down swaths of the Internet
News Analysis | 12/7/2021

Citing API and console issues in its US-EAST-1 Region, AWS says it's identified a root cause and, at last check, was 'starting to see some signs recovery.'

Everphone raises $200M to grow 'phone-as-a-service'
News Analysis | 12/7/2021

German startup taps equity and debt markets in Series-C funding round. Deutsche Telekom plows more money in.

What's the story? Cable Next-Gen Business Services Digital Symposium
News Analysis | 12/7/2021

At this event, attendees will hear from cable experts about how cablecos can bounce back from the economic earthquake caused by COVID-19, how to handle co-opetition with cloud providers, and which platforms and technologies cable companies are banking on in the mobile services space.

Newly funded Cohere eyes huge prize in beamforming battle
News Analysis | 12/7/2021

If the company's technology lives up to its promise in a commercial setting, Cohere will be hard to resist or ignore.

Comcast set to add record mobile lines in Q4
News Analysis | 12/7/2021

Cable operator is also conducting CBRS trials in Philadelphia, but still is in no rush to deploy that spectrum commercially.

Intel to wheel out Mobileye IPO next year
News Analysis | 12/7/2021

Listing could value the self-driving car division at $50 billion, say analysts, providing Intel welcome extra funds to build new fabs.

After $1.1B win from Apple, CalTech sues Samsung
News Analysis | 12/7/2021

After getting $1.1 billion in royalty fines from Apple and Broadcom, CalTech is now suing Samsung, with Microsoft, Dell, and HP in its crosshairs, too.

Eurobites: Our gigabit work is done, says Virgin Media O2
News Analysis | 12/7/2021

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: TIM appoints advisors to consider KKR bid; Telefónica joins WBA; Nokia and CityFibre make a holographic call.

China Unicom targets sale of 150M devices in 2022
News Analysis | 12/7/2021

China Unicom has unveiled its plans for 2022, which involve selling 150 million devices and pursuing a new strategy that focuses on the digital economy.

Congressional concerns about Discovery-WarnerMedia combo 'unfounded,' AT&T CEO says
News Analysis | 12/6/2021

The letter, signed by more than 30 Democratic members of Congress, raises concerns that the proposed transaction poses an anticompetitive threat to the media industry.

C-band deployment delay will have 'no impact' on Verizon's business, CEO says
News Analysis | 12/6/2021

Hans Vestberg anticipates only 'very small and minor tweaks' to come following an FAA review of potential interference issues posed by new C-band network deployments.

Frontier tunes in YouTube TV
News Analysis | 12/6/2021

Amid its ambitious fiber network upgrade, Frontier is offering a $10 discount on YouTube TV to customers on speed tiers delivering 25 Mbit/s or more.

Apple goes to court over Russian app store dispute
News Analysis | 12/6/2021

The iPhone maker has apparently started legal proceedings in relation to alternative payment options on its app store platform.

The wireless bubble could start to deflate next year
DanoVision | 12/6/2021

During 2020, the nation's big wireless network operators collectively recorded almost 5 million new wireless customers. During 2021, that could rise to 10 million. But what happens when growth slows?

Eurobites: BT and Discovery look at TV sport tie-up
News Analysis | 12/6/2021

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: MTN introduces vaccine mandate; Vivendi/TIM latest; Open Fiber's management reshuffle.

Windstream Enterprise adds site, device analytics to Fortinet SD-WAN
News Analysis | 12/3/2021

Sites Digest and Device Digest identify a baseline of network behavior and pinpoint any anomalous activity, says Windstream Enterprise's Mike Frane.

Lumen unveils uCPE for WAN and IT application management
News Analysis | 12/3/2021

Lumen's uCPE focuses on improving and consolidating the delivery of IT applications and WAN management.

Ditto CEO takes a new angle at the edge
CxO Spotlight | 12/3/2021

With $9 million in seed funding in hand, Adam Fish's startup uses peer-to-peer and advanced, distributed database systems to connect and sync mobile and IoT devices with limited or no Internet connectivity.

BT opens up on open RAN testing
News Analysis | 12/3/2021

BT officials said the company is testing RAN intelligent controller (Non-RT-RIC) functions including SON (self-organizing network) technology, energy savings, interference mitigation and massive MIMO.

T-Mobile debuts new 5G layer cake
News Analysis | 12/3/2021

T-Mobile execs talked up the carrier's midband 5G network but offered some trash talk on the millimeter wave version of 5G that other executives touted at Qualcomm's summit this week.

The 5G challenge: Which verticals to leave out
News Analysis | 12/3/2021

AWS's entry into 5G through its Dish partnership could be the shot in the arm enterprise 5G needs.

China Telecom loses last-chance saloon US court bid
News Analysis | 12/3/2021

China Telecom loses its court bid for a stay of execution for its US business, while Didi Global delists from the NYSE just six months after its IPO.

CableLabs helps take Wi-Fi 6E to the test
News Analysis | 12/3/2021

The Wireless Broadband Alliance hooked up with CableLabs and Intel to field-test low-power indoor Wi-Fi 6E. They found that the technology hit speeds of 1.7 Gbit/s down and 1.2 Gbit/s up in 'locations close to the access point.'

Indian regulator issues consultation paper on 5G spectrum reserve price
News Analysis | 12/3/2021

Apart from spectrum pricing, the paper seeks comment on other areas, including valuation methodologies, service rollout obligations and payment terms.

Trump seeks big funding for new social media app
News Analysis | 12/3/2021

A Trump in need of cash is hoping fans will invest in his new media venture, fueled by revenge against what he sees as liberal Big Tech.

How an Intel failure sparked a 5G boom for Marvell
News Analysis | 12/3/2021

The silicon specialist is counting on a bigger share of business with Nokia and predicting a surge in 5G sales.

Eurobites: BT's Allera has another nibble at net neutrality
News Analysis | 12/3/2021

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia plans new R&D campus in Oulu; Virgin Media suffers ten-hour TV outage; ETNO dissatisfied with progress on cyber directive.

US moves to block Nvidia's purchase of Arm
News Analysis | 12/2/2021

The US Federal Trade Commission is worried Nvidia's proposed $40 billion purchase of Arm would stifle competition in the chipset space.

MVNO US Mobile goes full eSIM
News Analysis | 12/2/2021

eSIM will support new features 'like being able to switch plans instantly, getting live-at-arrival connectivity when traveling abroad, or intelligently shifting between networks,' according to the company.

Falcon V connects with Liberty Global and Charter on 'open' DAA
News Analysis | 12/2/2021

Fresh funding will help fuel development of an open approach for a distributed access architecture that appears to draw some parallels to the technology connection forged between Comcast and Harmonic.

Picocom throws hat into open RAN silicon ring
News Analysis | 12/2/2021

Noting the unsuitability of x86 processors, the China-backed chips developer launches its small cells product.

Comcast travels M&A path in Massachusetts
News Analysis | 12/2/2021

Comcast is expanding its presence in the state as it inks deals to acquire two municipal service providers: BELD Broadband and Russell Municipal Cable TV.

Apple warns suppliers of fading iPhone 13 signals – report
News Analysis | 12/2/2021

Unnamed sources send ripples through Apple’s supply chain on claims that demand for iPhone 13 models has slowed.

Beyond 400G: Charting adoption for coherent 800G optics
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 12/2/2021

Heavy Reading survey data suggests that the newest generation of 800G coherent optics will gain broad adoption over the next five years across the metro, long-haul and subsea network segments.

Telecom Italia faces strike amid boardroom disunity
News Analysis | 12/2/2021

SLC-Cgil union says strike at TIM 'could be called within 10 days.'

Senators press Sohn, Davidson on how they'll implement broadband bill
Broadband World News | 12/2/2021

With few legislative days left on the calendar, the US Senate Commerce Committee held a confirmation hearing on Wednesday for President Biden's nominees for NTIA head, Alan Davidson, and FCC Commissioner, Gigi Sohn.

ADRF on 5G, open RAN and indoor wireless networks
News Analysis | 12/2/2021

ADRF has been selling wireless equipment for indoor networks for 20 years. The company's longtime COO sees opportunities and challenges in topics ranging from private wireless to open RAN.

Cheese! Qualcomm's new Snapdragon aims at photos
News Analysis | 12/2/2021

A Qualcomm looking to grow past its dwindling relationship with Apple aims at high-end Android customers with its photo punch in its new chip.

NTT DoCoMo, not Rakuten, may be the open RAN leader
News Analysis | 12/2/2021

Japan's biggest operator says its 10,000 5G basestations use open RAN specifications and is targeting 20,000 by March.

Eurobites: Belgium's Telenet begins 5G rollout
News Analysis | 12/2/2021

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia supplies 400GE kit to Italy's TOP-IX; TIM connects cars in Turin; T-Systems validates vaccination certificates.

5G Open Innovation Lab is solving real-world challenges
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase | 12/1/2021

Join Phil Harvey, Editor-in-Chief at Light Reading, and Ana Redondo, Network Strategy Lead at 5GOIL founding member at Amdocs, to hear how 5GOIL is addressing real-world challenges with technology solutions.

Verizon launches pair of pricey streaming soundbars
News Analysis | 12/1/2021

Developed with Bang & Olufsen, Verizon's duo of premium soundbars weave in the company's Stream TV app. The baseline version goes for $399.99, and a nine-speaker 'Pro' edition fetches almost $1,000.

The future of fiber optic innovation: Part III
Guest Perspectives | 12/1/2021

It's clear that bandwidth demand will continue to increase exponentially. Optical transport capacity must scale to meet this demand, while at the same time the cost-per- bit must decrease, and optical transport equipment must become more space- and power-efficient.

Qualcomm, Plume, Nokia, Google, others signal interest in 6GHz management
News Analysis | 12/1/2021

An FCC plan to allow private companies to operate Automated Frequency Coordination (AFC) systems in the 6GHz band has drawn interest from a wide array of players.

China Mobile, Huawei's top customer, seeks open RAN diversity
News Analysis | 12/1/2021

A head scientist at the world's biggest operator says open RAN is 'not a matter of if, but when.'

Where's the subscriber floor for US pay-TV?
News Analysis | 12/1/2021

Some 53 million sports- and news-viewing TV households are seen as the 'bedrock floor' of US pay-TV. That still leaves about 30 million pay-TV homes at risk for further erosion, according to a new study.

Why subscription media services don't have to accept churn as a fact of life
Guest Perspectives | 12/1/2021

Four tips for overcoming involuntary churn and improving customer lifetime value.

NEC takes real-time video analytics to the edge
News Analysis | 12/1/2021

Japan's NEC said it's on the cusp of launching 'gradual deep learning-based object detection technology' to aid real-time video analytics.

Frontier quietly looks to expand CBRS fixed wireless biz
News Analysis | 12/1/2021

'In some cases, we use fixed wireless technology to deliver broadband to a small portion of our customer base in rural communities,' the company acknowledged in response to questions.

Eurobites: BT ignores takeover rumors, unveils vision for the future
News Analysis | 12/1/2021

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: World Mobile does a Loon; Proximus in talks over Telesign; Vodafone Portugal fires up 5G.

Telefónica could trim almost 2,000 jobs
News Analysis | 12/1/2021

UGT union said a new voluntary redundancy plan could end up affecting 1,950 people.

Neos Networks hits 550 target of unbundled BT exchanges
News Analysis | 12/1/2021

UK business broadband provider aims to up the number to 700 next year.

Optical transport market bobs and weaves with supply chain challenges
News Analysis | 11/30/2021

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.

Atlantic Broadband gets ready to throw some elbows
News Analysis | 11/30/2021

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, Dish peddle 5G products for the enterprise
News Analysis | 11/30/2021

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.

Musk: SpaceX at 'risk of bankruptcy' if flight frequency, production goals aren't met
News Analysis | 11/30/2021

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.

AT&T's networking chief downplays C-band delay in 5G
News Analysis | 11/30/2021

'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.

Cable Next-Gen Business Services returns
Alantown | 11/30/2021

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.

India advises people not to subscribe to Starlink
News Analysis | 11/30/2021

Government authorities say the company owned by Elon Musk has not acquired the necessary licenses.

Hit the road, Jack: A Twitter retrospective
News Analysis | 11/30/2021

The resignation of Twitter's Jack Dorsey robs tech of an idealistic eccentric, with Parag Agrawal now stuck sorting the platform's monetization woes.

Ho ho ho – telco Xmas list asks Europe to scrap net neutrality
Morris Lore | 11/30/2021

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.

5G fixed wireless: How far can it go?
News Analysis | 11/30/2021

The latest studies continue to insist on the attractiveness of the service despite unimpressive adoption so far.

What cable wants from the edge
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 11/30/2021

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.

Eurobites: Turkey gets 25G PON in time for Christmas
News Analysis | 11/30/2021

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: FiberCop signs up another operator; Vodafone Spain renews with Netcracker; Telefónica Tech goes underwater.

New Ericsson report hikes forecasts for 5G subscribers
News Analysis | 11/30/2021

Even Ericsson has been surprised by the rapid growth in 5G despite the pandemic and component supply problems.

Charter warns that pole access disputes could slow RDOF deployments
News Analysis | 11/29/2021

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.

Why Alan Davidson is a new power player in 5G
News Analysis | 11/29/2021

'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 voices 'serious concerns' about Gigi Sohn's involvement with Locast
News Analysis | 11/29/2021

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.

Telcos to nearly double fiber footprint by 2027 – report
News Analysis | 11/29/2021

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.

US cable steers (mostly) clear of Black Friday mobile promos
News Analysis | 11/29/2021

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.

UK on Meta-Giphy: Let's call the whole thing off
News Analysis | 11/29/2021

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?

US years ahead in LEO broadband, but 6G battle looms
News Analysis | 11/29/2021

China appears to be years behind in satellite technology as the US continues to launch new constellations.

Dangerous liaisons for HPE in China
News Analysis | 11/29/2021

The IT company's Chinese joint venture has become one of the latest additions to the notorious Entity List.

Eurobites: Telcos still not happy about being US tech giants' beasts of burden
News Analysis | 11/29/2021

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.

Ooredoo strikes five-year strategic deal with Nokia
News Analysis | 11/29/2021

Finnish vendor highlights 5G rollout as part of multi-country partnership; Qatari operator emphasizes enhanced customer experiences.

Wrong number! India's Jio denies bidding for the UK's BT
News Analysis | 11/29/2021

The owner of India's largest telco has been linked with a possible takeover of the UK phone incumbent.

Telecom Italia CEO quits as KKR circles
News Analysis | 11/29/2021

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.

India panel urges social media crackdown – reports
News Analysis | 11/29/2021

Pressure is mounting on Facebook and Twitter, with local authorities saying they should be held accountable for user content on their platforms.

The US-China tech war is only getting started
News Analysis | 11/29/2021

More Chinese companies have been added to the US trade blacklist as China pushes 'indigenous innovation.'

What's the story? The $22 billion Andromeda spectrum auction
News Analysis | 11/26/2021

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.

Salt hails strong Q3 amid fiber network concerns
News Analysis | 11/26/2021

Switzerland-based operator reports strong Q3 revenue growth, but fiber ambitions face a setback after Swisscom ruling.

Ericsson's $6.2B Vonage deal has befuddled investors – no wonder
Morris Lore | 11/26/2021

Vonage's relevance to 5G is questionable and shareholders will be asking if the cash would have been better spent elsewhere.

Eurobites: Private equity rivals consider joint bid for TIM – sources
News Analysis | 11/26/2021

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.

RAN momentum checked by supply chain squeezes – Dell'Oro
News Analysis | 11/25/2021

Analyst firm expects 2022 RAN spend to grow only 3% year-on-year, after two years of double-digit increases.

Behind China's huge 5G numbers: Fast rollout and low prices
News Analysis | 11/25/2021

China's 5G rollout remains a story of government-mandated deployment and rock-bottom fees.

Eurobites: Nokia and Yadro combine on basestations in Russia
News Analysis | 11/25/2021

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: ETSI secures smartphones; CityFibre shows some 800Gbit/s backbone; Atos and OVHcloud extend partnership in France.

Vodafone sticks a wind turbine on a mobile mast
News Analysis | 11/25/2021

The UK operator is pioneering an innovative solution to the problem of running power to mobile sites in the countryside.

Orange CEO quits after fraud conviction
News Analysis | 11/25/2021

The 'affaire Tapie' has finally forced Orange's Président Directeur Général to step down after 11 years.

Reliance Jio lost 19M users in September
News Analysis | 11/25/2021

The Indian telco giant's customer base is shrinking as rural subscribers and customers treating it as a second SIM quit service.

AT&T, Verizon to temporarily turn down 5G power to address FAA worries
News Analysis | 11/24/2021

'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.

After missing 4G and 5G, HAPS supporters now target 6G
News Analysis | 11/24/2021

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.

Fab news with new $17B Texas Samsung chip plant
News Analysis | 11/24/2021

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.

Streamers bump Black Friday bargains to spur sagging sub growth
News Analysis | 11/24/2021

AMC+, Disney+, Paramount+, Discovery+ and many others push Black Friday discounts to get larger subscriber numbers in the plus column.

Nokia caught in telco schism over open RAN
Morris Lore | 11/24/2021

The Finnish equipment vendor rejects the charge its software works only with its own hardware and finds an ally in BT.

Fraud could drag down Biden's broadband ambitions – report
News Analysis | 11/24/2021

'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.

Spectrum-sharing task force chair: 'It really doesn't have to be a spectrum fight'
News Analysis | 11/24/2021

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 future of fiber optic innovation: Part II
Guest Perspectives | 11/24/2021

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).

Eurobites: Orange's Richard found guilty in Tapie case
News Analysis | 11/24/2021

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.

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