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Dish's networks boss on Intel alternatives and why SI is a breeze
News Analysis | 5/22/2023

Marc Rouanne defends his technology choices and eyes an operationally efficient network future once Dish Network's buildout is complete.

The Divide: Gigi Sohn on the FCC, dark money in politics and why public broadband matters
LRTV Interviews | 5/22/2023

This week: Gigi Sohn joins the show to discuss her FCC nomination process, plus top priorities for the FCC when it comes to broadband, the future of the ACP, broadband mapping, her new role as executive director at AAPB and much more.

Verizon Business CEO on private 5G: 'Next year, we're going full throttle'
News Analysis | 5/22/2023

Verizon Business CEO Kyle Malady touted upcoming advances in private 5G, mobile edge computing, network slicing and standalone 5G in a new interview.

Eurobites: Irish watchdog slaps €1.2B fine on Meta for user data fails
News Analysis | 5/22/2023

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: German minister sticks up for Big Tech in 'fair share' furore; Dutch lead European 5G pack, says Opensignal; A1 Bulgaria dips a toe into Nokia's Cloud RAN.

ESPN's streaming plan a major blow to pay-TV
The Bauminator | 5/19/2023

ESPN's reported plan to offer its channel directly to consumers could forever change the traditional pay-TV bundle.

AT&T blasts T-Mobile's SpaceX plans as 'woefully insufficient'
News Analysis | 5/19/2023

AT&T argued that neither T-Mobile nor SpaceX has done its homework. The operator said they haven't provided the details necessary to support connections between T-Mobile phones and SpaceX satellites.

The Notebook Dump: 5G monetization, MVNOs and scooter racing
LRTV Interviews | 5/19/2023

Light Reading editors discuss takeaways from this week's Big 5G Event in Austin, Texas, including monetization models for 5G, the state of open RAN, MVNOs and more.

John Deere's private 5G journey
LRTV Interviews | 5/19/2023

Jason Wallin, principal architect for John Deere's Global Information Technology group, discusses the technology choices and scale implications facing John Deere as it seeks to make its manufacturing facilities more nimble and efficient.

The Buildout: Consolidated, Astound, Ziply win in Washington
News Analysis | 5/19/2023

This week in broadband builds: Washington awards $121 million; Spectrum expands in Hamden, Maine; Cox to get $1 million in Oklahoma - and more.

ISPs, including cable ops, want to plug into Gigapower
CxO Spotlight | 5/19/2023

Bill Hogg, the CEO of Gigapower, a fiber network company formed by the AT&T-BlackRock joint venture, says multiple ISPs are interested in Gigapower's multi-market open access model.

Asian operators have moved on from 5G
News Analysis | 5/19/2023

Most telcos have sidelined consumer 5G as they pursue a swathe of new digital opportunities.

Eurobites: ETNO, GSMA lean on EU (again)
News Analysis | 5/19/2023

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UK has a chips plan; OneWeb sends up 16 more satellites; EU tells off TikTok.

Charter will deploy CBRS widely, but it's in no rush
News Analysis | 5/18/2023

Charter's MVNO deal and partnership with Verizon is so good 'they've actually reduced some of the incentive to go hard and fast' with CBRS, says CEO Chris Winfrey.

Cisco: The demand is still there
News Analysis | 5/18/2023

'If you ask what's driving the growth, it's that, it's end-user demand,' said Cisco CFO Scott Herren, in reporting undimmed demand for the company's networking products.

BT boss prophesies jobs carnage in AIpocalypse
Morris Lore | 5/18/2023

CEO Philip Jansen expects up to 42% of existing BT roles to have disappeared by the end of the decade, thanks partly to generative AI.

Broadband data usage reaches parity between subs on capped and unlimited tiers – study
News Analysis | 5/18/2023

Usage-based billing for home broadband services 'is gradually becoming a less effective tool for moderating usage,' OpenVault said in its Q1 'Broadband Insights' report.

Paradise prepares a 5G platform for developers
LRTV Interviews | 5/18/2023

Paradise Mobile CEO Sam Tabbara said the company will kick off the next step in its broad strategy: opening operations to developers.

MetTel's Ed Fox: Finding 5G growth with FWA, in-building connectivity
LRTV Interviews | 5/18/2023

Ed Fox, CTO of New York-based MetTel, discusses two network services that could be bright spots for service providers: in-building connectivity and fixed-wireless access (FWA).

Eurobites: BT plans to cut 55,000 jobs by 2030, with AI assist
News Analysis | 5/18/2023

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: WindTre upgrades with Amdocs; Vodafone Portugal boosts UC offer with RingCentral; Ofcom rates telcos' customer service.

5G FWA not just a US show
News Analysis | 5/18/2023

A new report sees APAC taking over in terms of subscriber numbers and Europe in terms of revenue by 2030.

Lumen and IBM illuminate the way to AI and multicloud security
LRTV Interviews | 5/17/2023

Lumen Technologies' Chris Smith and IBM's Craig Wilson join the podcast to discuss security for AI and the multicloud. Smith shares updates on Lumen's Rapid Threat Defense security service and its security intel team, Black Lotus Labs.

6G sustainability focus shifting from energy efficiency to net zero
News Analysis | 5/17/2023

At the Big 5G event in Austin, many speakers addressed the issue of sustainability, speaking of improving energy efficiency and ensuring 6G has environmental KPIs built into it.

T-Mobile touts 5G network sustainability, efficiency
News Analysis | 5/17/2023

Chad Wilkerson, the director of sustainability and infrastructure sourcing at T-Mobile, said there are plenty of benefits awaiting the mobile network operators that focus on the environment.

Capgemini's Ashish Yadav: Monetizing 5G and aiding the defense industry
LRTV Interviews | 5/17/2023

Ashish Yadav, head of strategic alliances and technical product marketing at Capgemini, discusses Capgemini's work with 5G carriers, the company's success in the NTIA's 5G Challenge promoting interoperable wireless network equipment and more.

Ericsson faces new charges of trying to thwart open RAN
News Analysis | 5/17/2023

Swedish vendor Ericsson's proposal for a new lower layer split is a delaying tactic or attempt to seize control of specifications, according to sources.

Boingo's Rachel Rea on 5G for trains and planes
LRTV Interviews | 5/17/2023

Boingo Wireless' Rachel Rea provided an update on Boingo's 5G and Wi-Fi deployments across transportation hubs in New York and New Jersey such as the New York Port Authority.

Price war looms as Tencent, China Mobile slash cloud charges
News Analysis | 5/17/2023

With Tencent and China Mobile joining market leader Alibaba in slashing prices, the China cloud market looks set to enter a brutal price war.

Operator Survey: Open RAN for private networks
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 5/17/2023

Is open RAN technology a good fit for private mobile networks? And what do network operators think? A new Heavy Reading open RAN survey delivers insight.

Verizon's new 5G monetization strategy 'a losing battle'
News Analysis | 5/17/2023

Verizon released new pricing plans that put 5G at the center of the operator's strategy. However, some analysts aren't convinced that Verizon will be able to rekindle customer growth.

Broadband mapping a continued concern in lead up to BEAD
News Analysis | 5/17/2023

Broadband map anxiety is on the rise ahead of BEAD fund allocations in June, both in terms of the FCC's readiness and regarding how the NTIA is letting states use their own data.

Orange shows it means business with executive hires
News Analysis | 5/17/2023

The enterprise services unit has snapped up executives from AWS, BT and T-Systems to bring diverse talents to the leadership team.

Eurobites: Belgium's Citymesh taps Nokia for drone-based emergency network
News Analysis | 5/17/2023

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UK altnets reach 8 million premises; Poland's Hawe Telekom turns to Infinera; Musk's Starlink gear discounted in UK.

Equinix boosts capacity to meet digital transformation demand
News Analysis | 5/17/2023

Data center provider is expanding global capacity by half to meet spiraling demand for digital services.

Comcast leaning toward sale of Hulu stake
News Analysis | 5/16/2023

Comcast is 'more than likely than not' to sell its one-third stake in Hulu to Disney, says company Chairman and CEO Brian Roberts.

Ericsson targets US military as its next big 5G customer
News Analysis | 5/16/2023

'There's a lot of interest in the US government now for adopting 5G,' said Mike Murphy, Ericsson's top technology executive in North America, during a keynote at the Big 5G Event.

Cox to combine Segra with Unite Private Networks
News Analysis | 5/16/2023

Cox has struck a deal to acquire the remaining interest in Unite Private Networks, combine it with Segra and create a new, stand-alone company focused on commercial business services.

Dish eyes major energy savings thanks to RIC
News Analysis | 5/16/2023

Chief Network Officer Marc Rouanne said the company will initially focus on energy and spectrum efficiency starting in the second half.

IBM's Ray Harishankar on security for quantum computing
LRTV Interviews | 5/16/2023

IBM's Ray Harishankar joins the podcast to discuss the company's efforts to improve quantum computing security, progress on standards development for quantum cryptography and IBM's role in GSMA's Post-Quantum Telco Network Taskforce.

Spectrum sharing will be key to unlocking 6G
News Analysis | 5/16/2023

Use cases for 6G are being explored, but much of the targeted spectrum is full of incumbents. Experts insist this scenario requires the industry to figure out how to revolutionize spectrum sharing.

Vodafone job cuts throw 'tech co' strategy into doubt
Morris Lore | 5/16/2023

Vodafone's new boss Margherita Della Valle plans to cut 11,000 jobs in three years, raising questions about the European operator's direction.

Rural Tennessee co-op a year ahead of schedule on fiber buildout
News Analysis | 5/16/2023

Equipped with over $35 million in grants, and aided with geospatial technology from Render, Tennessee's STEMC expects to complete its network buildout a year early.

Cable broadband getting hammered by FWA but poised to recover
News Analysis | 5/16/2023

Fixed wireless access is winning the broadband share battle in the US, but 'cable adds will recover' as FWA subscriber adds slow, according to a New Street Research report that sizes up the US broadband sector.

Cambium, a fixed wireless vendor, to expand into fiber
News Analysis | 5/16/2023

Cambium Networks said it will release a fiber product later this year. The company provides fixed wireless equipment to network operators, but appears keen to chase government subsidies for fiber.

Sources: Mavenir lands 5G open RAN deal with India's Airtel
News Analysis | 5/16/2023

The US supplier has been selected to provide technology for up to 10,000 rural sites for one of India's biggest operators.

Google Fiber expands again, seeks 20-Gig testers
News Analysis | 5/16/2023

Google Fiber has set the stage to launch services in Logan, Utah, where it will tangle with Comcast and Lumen. It's also looking for businesses and educational institutions to test 20-Gig speeds in four markets.

Eurobites: Vodafone to cut 11,000 jobs as part of roadmap for change
News Analysis | 5/16/2023

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Bouygues buoyant in Q1; TIM sell-off saga latest; smart-city developments in Italy and the UK.

Dell's Dennis Hoffman: Packaging cloud, 5G and more for carriers
LRTV Interviews | 5/16/2023

Dennis Hoffman, SVP and GM of Dell's telecom systems business, discusses Dell's approach to private networks and its partner ecosystem that aims to give carriers more technology choices when building and extending 5G networks.

Telcos go over to the green side as supply chain issues bite
News Analysis | 5/16/2023

TXO data shows supply chain issues have pushed many operators to look to the circular economy for solutions and its CEO says these customers are not going away.

American 6G hopefuls start chasing government partnerships
News Analysis | 5/15/2023

The Next G Alliance is working to set up public-private partnerships to promote 6G testing and innovation. It's the next phase of the group's efforts to promote American wireless technology development.

WOW to phase out own pay-TV product as it strikes deal with YouTube TV
News Analysis | 5/15/2023

New deal makes YouTube TV WideOpenWest's 'dedicated live television offering.' WOW will stop selling and marketing its own pay-TV services as it looks to migrate customers to YouTube TV.

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