Pact will allow the MSOs to 'create a synthetic, national opportunity by creating a CBRS business' and an offload process that mobile subs of both companies can take advantage of, Charter CEO Tom Rutledge says.
Two years after Liberty Global sold its German cable assets, the MSO's investment arm has teamed with InfraVia Capital to explore FTTP opportunities in greenfields, starting with underserved German municipalities.
On this podcast, Light Reading's Phil Harvey, Jeff Baumgartner and Alan Breznick discuss trends they're seeing, what's happening in the awards categories that they're judging and what they've learned from the contest entries as they dig in and prepare to announce this year's winners.
With its legacy business facing headwinds, Huawei's enterprise group is emerging as its prime growth engine.
Amid an aggressive fiber upgrade plan, Frontier has tapped Nokia to connect about 100,000 homes to XGS-PON, a technology that puts the network service provider on a path to 10-Gig services.
A number of companies in the telecom industry have attempted to create a network of individual networks. But Helium is doing so with one big, new element: a very clear and tangible incentive.
A security report found one Xiaomi phone had built-in censorship tools, and also points to security flaws in a Huawei device.
5G is still in its beginning stages and that means telcos need to find business models that work and shore up their relationships with the hyperscale cloud providers, according to one of Omdia's lead service provider analysts.
New, improved 5G radios and other products are starting to make a difference in service provider deployments, according to Heavy Reading's mobile network equipment analyst.
Data is the most valuable business asset, and how you leverage it defines business success.
The White House is gathering leaders from Intel, Apple, Microsoft, TSMC, Samsung and carmakers for a virtual summit today about the chip shortage.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT taps Oracle for policy management; BICS conducts 5G roaming trials with Proximus; Altice fine upheld by EU.
From open RAN to wireless emergency alerts, the FCC's new Communications Security, Reliability, and Interoperability Council (CSRIC) plans to look at security and 5G networks.
Disney shares tumbled Tuesday after CEO Bob Chapek warned that Disney+ 'has hit some headwinds' as production slowdowns linked to the pandemic cause a new wave of content to come in lighter than expected.
Lynk announced its first two operator customers: Aliv in the Bahamas and Telecel Centrafrique in the Central African Republic. AST SpaceMobile, meanwhile, counts deals covering a total of 1.5 billion subscribers.
Singapore's StarHub, attempting to expand its profitable broadband business, buys MyRepublic's domestic offerings, boosting its market share to 40%.
For the first time in months, India's third-largest service provider is on somewhat positive footing.
The Swedish firm says it is winning the weight war with a new massive MIMO unit weighing 5 kilograms less than Nokia's.
While AR, VR and robotics applications generate the most buzz, Anand Shah says many of those private network use cases are several years out. Currently, computer vision is one of the most widely used private network use cases.
New 4K- and Wi-Fi 6-capable streaming box is initially available to Sky Q customers in Italy and Germany, and is starting to be rolled out in the US to Comcast's Xfinity Flex subs.
Cisco Investments participated in a $70 million round in Qwilt. Tied in, the companies are teaming on a global CDN service featuring Qwilt's open caching tech and Cisco's edge compute and networking infrastructure.
'AT&T mmWave 5G users on average spent a lower amount of time connected to mmWave 5G compared to our mmWave 5G users on Verizon, but when they did connect to mmWave 5G, they consumed a much larger amount of data,' according to Opensignal.
China Mobile could be on the hook for as much as $15 billion for the construction of the new national 700MHz network.
Russian mining company expresses desire to work directly with vendors on private 5G, although such a scenario is currently not permitted.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: DAZN reportedly bidding for BT Sport; European Commission on collision course with Apple over phone chargers; don't buy Chinese phones, says Lithuanian government.
Muhammad Fahd sentenced to 12 years in prison for unlawfully unlocking nearly 2 million phones in scam costing AT&T more than $200 million.
The acquisitive French group pursues European convergence ambitions with agreement to buy Polish cableco from Liberty Global.
'We need a national spectrum strategy,' concluded Gina Raimondo, President Biden's Secretary of Commerce. However, Biden still has not named leadership for the FCC and the NTIA.
Inline accelerators could inject some much-needed competition into the open RAN market, if their backers can build support.
The only thing that stands in the way of expanding AT&T's fiber buildout target in the coming years is 'execution and performance,' says AT&T CEO John Stankey.
Verizon's Hans Vestberg said it's a 'tougher labor market there' in retail, due to the ongoing pandemic. He also acknowledged 'there are some challenges in the supply chain.'
Huawei's spin-off Honor is perplexing US security agencies, who are split over whether to include it in America's export blacklist.
Patrick Drahi-owned operator to buy the smaller telecoms player for a total of €415 million.
The Swedish vendor will cater directly to companies that own spectrum and have no wish to involve operators.
The cable industry's standards-making body has blessed the enclosure specs for the Generic Access Platform (GAP), as well as the specs for interoperable service modules that will snap into the next-gen nodes.
The $20 million Center was launched in mid-June under the umbrella of Cisco's Country Digital Acceleration program, and will focus on delivering high-speed Internet access to rural areas to lessen the digital divide.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telkom pursues separate SA listing for towers subsidiary; Ericsson weighs in with lighter radio; Netflix launches free service in Kenya, but only on Android mobiles.
Despite early criticism, vendors may eventually be tripping over each other to sell open RAN products.
The successor to the ballyhooed FP4 promises a lot more power efficiency and defense against cybercrime.
Viaero said it would cost $300 million to replace Huawei's equipment in its network. Union Wireless put that figure at $110 million. Now, Nokia and Ericsson are sweeping up those deals.
A utility provider covering Kansas and Missouri just announced plans to deploy its own private wireless LTE network, and it's spending $30 million on the spectrum licenses alone.
Roku's refreshed product lineup includes a pair of more powerful streaming sticks and an update to an operating system that underpins the company's fast-growing Platforms business.
Last week's telecom news highlights included a look at the wild valuation ride of social media and messaging platform Discord as it recently rejected a $12 billion takeover bid and then a $500 million funding round. We also review the latest info on 3G network shutdown dates for the big US carriers.
The EU eyes a stake in UK-backed OneWeb, just as its satellite broadband rival Starlink says it will emerge from 'Better Than Nothing Beta' next month.
AT&T is widely expected to dominate the Andromeda auction, though it's unclear how much money AT&T might dole out during the event, which is scheduled to start in October.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange turns to Ericsson for mobile money boost; Vodafone, ITU combine on mobile Internet initiative in Africa and beyond; BT's emissions target moves closer.
Two new studies conclude that the US government's Universal Service Fund (USF) is in need of change. But they differ on whether ISPs or Big Tech should fix the situation.
Wi-Fi users in the 6GHz band are 'very likely to result in harmful interference at unpredictable places and times,' AT&T argues. The company may be looking to protect its 5G backhaul operations.
Ted Schremp, an exec late of Charter and TiVo, now heads up IQ Fiber, a service provider that has secured funding for a phase I buildout of an XGS-PON network that will serve 60,000 homes in the Florida city.
Latest round of FCC authorizations cover winning bids from 13 companies and organizations, including BEK Communications, Cumberland Connect, Easton Utilities, Gibson Connect and Union Telephone.
GTT Communications completes the sale of its infrastructure division to I Squared Capital, which has now set up a new business called EXA.
This week in our WiC roundup: Iceland a new hotspot for women in tech; age discrimination is an overlooked diversity issue; upskilling online; and more.
President of European Commission trailers new 'European Chips Act' aimed at lessening reliance on Asian and US chipmakers.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Citymesh and TowerEye combine on private networks; Glasgow's 5G is miles better than London's; Telxius deploys 400 GigE.
A worsening climate crisis that has exacted a toll on cables, fiber lines and wireless towers is making clear how vulnerable that critical infrastructure is.
'As of July 1, 2022, T-Mobile's older 3G UMTS network will be retired,' the operator wrote. Just a few weeks ago, the operator did not provide a firm shut down date for that network.
This is the first SD-WAN service Logix is deploying; executives say security, network visibility and application prioritization are among key features.
T-Mobile's iPhone 13 promotions aren't impressing analysts. The company's new 5G icon follows Verizon's lead. And T-Mobile's growth prospects for Q4 appear stunted. 'Uncarrier' it isn't.
This week: Sam Sanders, CEO of Uprise Fiber, on how the company sets itself apart from traditional ISPs and seeks to build digital equity into broadband deployments.
Court order still leaves the door open for Locast to appeal. Meanwhile, Locast and the broadcasters have asked for a 'brief bench trial' to address statutory damages.
Broome, a former Comcast exec who was named CTO of MediaKind in the fall of 2019, succeeds Matt McConnell, another former Comcast exec.
Discord flies high, with potential buyers Amazon and Twitter reportedly offering up to $18B and causing longstanding Internet forums to flop.
Telstra aims to shed A$500 million ($365.8 million) in costs, sell off further assets and become a major consumer tech retailer under its latest transformation plan.
In a much-anticipated move, the Indian government has finally approved a relief package and several new reforms for the telecom industry.
Messaging service launches pilot in Brazil and indicates that India and Indonesia could be next.
Concerns around cost and ease of use stalled SD-WAN deployments for remote workers, but the tide is turning as remote access tools improve and enterprises budget for a long-term distributed workforce.
Staff to bear the consequences of Vodafone's latest 'digital transformation' as it targets huge cost savings.
Slowdown in China impacts Q2, but revenue from telecom equipment worldwide was still up for a fifth consecutive quarter.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: A1 Austria takes Offensity across Europe; BT's fancy new digs in Brum; Nokia helps spread the digital gospel in Africa.
Groups ranging from the Alarm Industry Communications Committee (AICC) to the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) have been arguing of the 'deadly' effects posed by AT&T's 3G shutdown plans.
Apple took the wraps off its latest iPhone, the iPhone 13. But the company spent almost no time talking about 5G during its unveiling event.
Prior plan was to hold the event in Las Vegas in October and require attendees to show proof of COVID-19 vaccinations. The new plan is to provide virtual options for 'select' 2021 NAB Show content.
Huawei Founder and CEO Ren Zhengfei tells staff that Huawei is seeking to lure foreign tech talent to China to lead in 6G and to dominate global standards.
New report from FTTH Council Europe shows that overall deployment is progressing rapidly, but rural coverage remains a challenge.
Light Reading editors discuss trends they're seeing, what's happening in the awards categories that they're judging and what they've learned from the contest entries as they dig in and prepare to announce this year's winners.
OneWeb's constellation grows to its halfway mark of 322 after its tenth launch, while Amazon picks a fight at the FCC with Elon Musk's Starlink.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Google's Grace Hopper cable lands in Cornwall; GÉANT network trials 800G with Infinera; EU promises chip sovereignty.
The O-RAN Alliance is ensuring that technical contributions will be 'non-confidential,' but little else has changed.
As the world gets ready for COP26 in Glasgow, using 5G and IoT in manufacturing, transport and agriculture can cut UK carbon emissions by 4% a year, according to a new report commissioned by Vodafone.
Once again it looks as though Comcast is ready to enter the smart TV market. A report in Protocol says Comcast will soon offer two TV models made by Hisense and outfitted with the cable operator's software platform.
'A lot of our customer base are very significant Samsung lovers, and so we probably saw a little bit more of the supply chain issue there,' said T-Mobile CFO Peter Osvaldik.
Verizon, T-Mobile and CTIA were among those voicing support for the FCC's ongoing broadband mapping initiative. However, they pushed against sharing cell site information, in-vehicle coverage data and more.
AT&T's new CFO, Pascal Desroches, says the company has a number of growth strategies firmly in place. 'All those things collectively are allowing us to grow and to gain share,' he said.
Referencing an 'excellent' MVNO deal with Verizon, pricing on wholesale mobile access is relatively in-line with the economics Comcast could achieve by offloading traffic using CBRS, Comcast CFO says.
Marc Price, CTO of Matrixx, talks about the possibilities that exist for network operators when they can more creatively charge for services and what new infrastructure unlocks those opportunities.
The Japanese kit maker will take on the systems integrator role and provide radio units for Telefónica trials in important markets.
All three big US operators have invested in programs to encourage the development of new, fancy 5G applications and services. But so far those efforts haven't given rise to widespread deployments.
'Spectrum sharing must be the new normal,' argued Vernita Harris, a spectrum official with the Pentagon. But that position runs counter to the goals laid out by the US wireless industry.
Node splits and an increase of DAA node purchases fueled a rise in cable access network revenues in Q2, but supply chain constraints contributed to another down quarter for broadband customer premises equipment.
Light Reading's Jeff Baumgartner and Mike Dano join Phil Harvey to recap the Big 5G Event and discuss what has happened lately with in-person events.
Disaggregation and open optical networking (including 400ZR), the hottest optical topics of 2021, began with the introduction of the open line system several years ago. Today, CSPs have a growing ecosystem of partners to work with as they move toward open optical networking.
The Iliad founder has until close of business on September 24 to secure over 90% of shares in order to force a squeeze-out process.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Amdocs talks up Orange project; Nokia lands new deal in Netherlands; MobiledgeX trials road safety systems; GlobalConnect fibers up.
Changes made by the specifications group have satisfied the Finnish equipment vendor, but they remain unclear to the wider world.
Charter will invest in upstream-enhancing moves on its DOCSIS 3.1 networks, and perhaps use it as a bridge to a transition to DOCSIS 4.0, Charter CFO Chris Winfrey says.
Verizon's Ronan Dunne didn't say exactly what Verizon might do in the prepaid market, but he said the company might slow the migration of customers from prepaid services to postpaid services.
The 227,000 subs gained by virtual multichannel video programming distributors (vMVPDs) in Q2 were dwarfed by a loss of 1.57 million subs among the nation's cable, telco and satellite service providers.
'Private 5G is really taking off,' explained Todd Krautkremer, CMO of Cradlepoint. Part of the reason, he said, has to do with new, Netflix-style business models.
The transfer of R&D assets in Nanjing is about cutting back on investment in legacy technologies so it can prioritize 5G, says the Swedish firm.
In their latest salvo against NBN Co, Australia's biggest retail ISPs claim its ARPU is up to 50% higher than it should be.