NextWave first gained widespread notoriety in the 1990s by bidding heavily in the FCC's PCS spectrum auction. Now it's back with a 2.5GHz private wireless network covering New York City.
Mark Trudeau, the founder and CEO of OpenVault, said speed tier upgrades among customers on the FCC's Affordable Connectivity Program is what likely drove usage in that group higher than the average in Q2 2022.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: European telcos bang on about Big Tech, again; CityFibre likes UK government's Growth Plan; Ericsson clarifies Russia business.
India proposes sweeping changes, including bringing OTTs under licensing and limiting the regulator's power, through the draft Telecom Bill 2022.
Charter is developing a 'proof of concept' showing a converged core, based on 3GPP, that can work with wired networks. 'That doesn't exist today,' says Charter's Manish Jindal.
Guy Sucharczuk, CommScope's top access networks exec, believes cable ops could end up using both Extended Spectrum DOCSIS and Full Duplex DOCSIS in their DOCSIS 4.0 networks. 'You're going to use the best tool to get what you need,' he says.
Light Reading editors get together for an informal recap of what's happened during the work week ended September 23, 2022.
Spending for on-premise and cloud collaboration services grew 8% year-over-year (YoY) for Q2 2022, and hit nearly $15 billion per quarter.
DigitalBridge CEO Marc Ganzi now owns $5.8 million of his company's shares, having raised that investment by almost $1 million during the month of September alone.
The deployment of 5G core and the transition to 5G standalone (SA) operation - i.e., 5G without a dependency on 4G - is proving harder and taking longer than many in the industry had anticipated.
Light Reading's Jeff Baumgartner and Nicole Ferraro, and Omdia's Jaimie Lenderman discuss takeaways from the SCTE Cable-Tec Expo in Philadelphia, where vendors and operators shared network upgrade strategies, pondered PON and more.
This week in broadband builds: Spectrum gets millions more in 'GREAT' grants; ReConnect awards $502 million; Yellowstone Fiber live in Montana; NTIA awards $29 million for Alaskan tribes; Cajun Broadband breaks ground – and more.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: OneWeb brings connectivity to superyachts; the digital divide and what to do about it; Iran blocks the Internet.
The telecom industry revealed its hopes and fears about change and the cloud at the TM Forum's first bash in Denmark, and there was even a naked Dane.
Incognito's Director of Product Management, Jeevithan Muttu, joined Omdia's Principal Analyst, Jaimie Lenderman, at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2022 in Philadelphia to discuss how they are helping service providers accelerate the transition to next-generation fiber and 5G networks by centralizing and automating network management processes. #sponsored
Customer IDs, phone numbers and passport details exposed in biggest hack of Australian telco.
JHICC will supply Huawei with processors and NSI will provide radio frequency components, a move that will allow the Chinese vendor to continue selling telecom equipment globally.
Grant Spellmeyer, the new CEO of ACA Connects, explores the opportunities and challenges ahead for independent cable ops that intend to participate in the $42.45 billion Broadband Equity, Access and Deployment (BEAD) program.
Mobilise CEO says the new iPhone will signal the end of SIM cards.
Light Reading connects with CableLabs President and CEO Phil McKinney to discuss the winners of the first '10G Challenge,' a contest to find innovative use cases for multi-gig speeds, low latency and enhanced security.
Operator slams Communications Workers Union for 'reckless course of action' as pay dispute escalates.
T-Mobile has said it expects to have 7 million to 8 million fixed wireless access (FWA) customers by 2025. But that may be the start of a much larger plan.
This week: Jessica Epley, vice president of regulatory and external affairs at Ziply Fiber, joins the podcast to discuss the company's rural buildouts, federal funding and why permit reform is one key to closing the digital divide.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: more holograms ahoy; FiberCop partners with BrainBox; Ericsson touts AI apps for network troubleshooting.
The names of Russian companies, including one on the US sanctions list, have been removed from the O-RAN Alliance membership page.
Backed by new owners, Australian fiber player brings capacity and diversity to remote northwest and northern regions.
Deutsche Telekom, Orange, Telefonica and Vodafone, working alongside tech company Matsuko, want to make holographic calls as easy as traditional ones.
The Norwegian incumbent says it has deployed so much traditional 5G equipment that open RAN is unlikely to figure prominently in its plans.
Charter's private DOCSIS 4.0 tech demo showed a six-amplifier cascade powered by production silicon delivering 8.3 Gbit/s downstream and between 5.3 Gbit/s to 5.5 Gbit/s in the upstream.
Chris Winfrey, currently Charter's COO, will succeed Tom Rutledge as president and CEO effective December 1. Rutledge will continue as executive chairman and stick with the board through 2023.
Comcast plans to use Samsung's 5G radios for a wireless network, but the cable company did not say how many it might use and when its customers might be able to access its 5G network.
A new startup promises to give wireless network operators complete control over their eSIM ecosystem, a strategy that stands as an alternative to existing SIM providers like Giesecke & Devrient.
Curtis Knittle, VP of wired technologies at CableLabs, offers an update on the cable industry's pursuit of coherent optics, including potential deployment scenarios and when the technology might be put to use.
The company building a fourth mobile network in the US has a high-profile deal with AWS, but most of its customers seem to rely on Azure.
Enterprises have fully moved their IT stack into the cloud, and network infrastructure is next. Dave Ward, PacketFabric's CEO, joins Light Reading to discuss the need for serious positive disruption in telecom, the flexibility of a cloud-native network and how PacketFabric delivers real-time connectivity anywhere you want to go. #sponsored
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone monitors smart cities progress; Ericsson plugs IoT for buildings; Virgin Media O2 highlights vacation roaming savings.
Government's PLI scheme-driven new announcements, like Vedanta-Foxconn $20 billion plant, have given a much-needed fillip to the Indian chipmaking ecosystem.
During Q2, Dell'Oro's Mauricio Sanchez said that 'both SASE's components, SSE and SD-WAN, saw more than 30% growth, showing enterprises value SASE's network and security transformation benefits.'
To successfully deploy edge computing solutions, CSPs must find partners that can help them fill in the gap between what enterprises need and what the CSPs are offering. #sponsored
Network operator Southern Linc is a subsidiary of utility provider Southern Company. It offers service in territories where Southern Company owns electric utilities – and that's no longer Florida.
Comcast has accelerated its deployment of a distributed access architecture as it starts to set the stage to offer symmetrical, multi-gig services to tens of millions of homes by 2025, exec says.
Comcast's David Watson and Liberty Global's Michael Fries discussed the industry 'talent gap,' network upgrade strategies and cable's 'existential' moment in a fireside chat at the SCTE Cable-Tec Expo this morning.
Hurricane Fiona knocked out wireline Internet services to hundreds of thousands of subscribers in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. And the storm shut down roughly 23.5% of the cell sites in those areas, too.
Ambitious plan to provide earthquake warnings and track climate change must first tackle funding and collaboration issues.
Nova Labs plans to offer mobile smartphone services under the Helium Mobile brand starting in the first quarter of next year. Customers will be able to access the T-Mobile network and the Helium network.
Through 'Big Apple Connect,' New York will subsidize Altice and Charter to deliver free service to NYCHA residents. Verizon is TBD, said the city.
Having disrupted India's telecom market, Reliance Jio is preparing to sell its platforms to other companies.
The automation unit of Ciena is touting its support for 5G network slicing and backing a new multicloud initiative.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: MTN Nigeria launches 5G services with Ericsson; France's FANG challenge proves toothless; Orange opens 5G test lab in Cote d'Ivoire.
Comcast said it has successfully tested an FDX Amplifier that will enable the operator to deploy symmetrical multi-gigabit DOCSIS 4.0 technology across its widespread HFC network.
Omdia Analysts Pablo Tomasi and Anna Ahrens explain why the manufacturing industry, oft cited as fertile ground for 5G, hasn't been that excited about private 5G network adoption.
Biden administration officials are in the midst of developing a national spectrum strategy. And officials at the FCC are eying the 12.7GHz-13.25GHz spectrum band for a possible 5G push.
The company building a 'greenfield' open RAN network in Germany has blamed one of its suppliers for a delay to the rollout of 1,000 5G sites.
Wireless industry is pushing California Governor Gavin Newsom to sign a bill enabling the state to award broadband grants on a 'technology-neutral basis.'
Also in this news roundup: CommScope streamlines support for Android TV and RDK, vendors trot out 1.8GHz network gear and a potential path to DOCSIS 4.0.
Bob Gold, the PR guy who's been representing cable tech companies since the late 1990s, joins the podcast to play a game of 'Remember When' as his agency reaches its silver anniversary.
Harmonic's new remote device for distributed access networks is designed to support remote PHY, remote MACPHY along with PON and DOCSIS 4.0 access networks.
From spectrum to branding to phones, here are some of the key public details that T-Mobile, AT&T and Verizon have released about their ongoing upgrades to the midband version of 5G.
Kyrio's new 'ARC Hotspot' platform automatically shifts all of a home's Wi-Fi connected devices to a mobile hotspot when the primary broadband link goes down.
Light Reading editors Kelsey Ziser, Nicole Ferraro and Mike Dano join sentient vanilla latte Phil Harvey for an informal recap of what's happened during the work week ended September 16, 2022.
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) is a basic routing protocol used to exchange information among various networks on the Internet. Many argue it's not secure, but there's disagreement on what to do about that.
The company says they're delivering a replacement for MPLS and SD-WAN via the Graphiant Network Edge.
Federated Wireless CTO offers his views on how Wi-Fi 6E proliferation can lead to better performing Wi-Fi networks.
South Korean behemoth targets Scope 1 and Scope 2 net zero carbon emissions across all its global operations by 2050.
Companies that violate the new Cyber Resilience Act could face fines of up to euro 15 million or 2.5% of annual revenue.
Kaloom earlier this month announced another $21 million in funding. The six-year-old startup plans to use the cash to expand its sales and flesh out its product portfolio.
Supporting both geostationary satellite and cellular links, the satellite broadband company's new 'HughesNet Fusion' option is first being introduced in parts of the southeast US.
Light Reading's Jeff Baumgartner and Nicole Ferraro and Heavy Reading's Alan Breznick chew the fat on what they think will go down in Philly at Cable-Tec Expo. Tangible updates on cable's readiness for DOCSIS 4.0 seems a given...
Operators are wrestling with multiple technical challenges as they deploy the variant of the technology dubbed 'real 5G.'
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefonica fined for takeover transgressions; Cellnex goes tech talent-spotting; Nokia wins one in Brazil.
Airtel and IBM are offering an alternative for businesses to cloud services that may take data out of India, and may not meet data sovereignty requirements.
Despite outcry from the East Carroll community, Cable One says Sparklight will persist with challenging Conexon's $4 million grant to build broadband.
Light Reading's Mike Dano explains why T-Mobile now claims to be the biggest wireless network operator in the world, and weighs in on the new iPhone 14 and its satellite connectivity feature.
Comcast's Brian Roberts said he'd be open to buying 100% of Hulu if the opportunity arose. On the broadband front, there 'are a lot of flaws with fixed wireless,' he said.
AT&T said it plans to offer 5 Gbit/s fiber services across 100,000 homes in a Phoenix suburb. The effort represents a new gambit by AT&T, which previously only built fiber in its existing copper markets.
As Copenhagen gets ready to host the TM Forum's big bash, the telecom industry is in need of a reality check.
Telco software company Optiva aims to speed time to market for new 4G and 5G services.
After two years of growth, mobile average revenue per user (ARPU) is back in decline for 5G operators in South Korea, with subscription and revenue stalled.
Marc DeBevoise, Brightcove's new CEO, joins the podcast to discuss his plans and vision for the company, what's surprised him about the evolution of the streaming market and why 4K is still a drop in the overall streaming bucket.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Wi-Fi 6E trial in Portugal; Arm serves up new chip design; Liquid rents space on Eutelsat Konnect satellite.
"It's a lot cheaper to do DOCSIS 4.0 than it is to do a fiber overbuild," said Charter Chairman and CEO Tom Rutledge.
Former CEO of QOS Networks Frank Cittadino discusses why Zayo acquired managed service provider QOS Networks, Zayo's edge and AI strategies, and plans for future acquisitions.
Verizon doesn't expect to reverse its customer losses until Q1 of next year. Meanwhile, AT&T and T-Mobile continue racking up historic customer gains.
Fiber is 'a better product than cable,' says Frontier CEO Nick Jeffery. FWA is 'nibbling' at Frontier's copper base, but can't keep up, he adds.
Extreme Networks and startups like Nile join Juniper Networks and HPE in challenging the enterprise networking market's 800-pound gorilla.
LG claims the industry is 'one step closer' to realizing 6G speeds of 1 Tbit/s in both indoor and outdoor urban areas.
US search giant Google has failed to overturn a euro 4.3B fine imposed by the European Commission, although the sum is trimmed to euro 4.1B.
The cable broadband industry has a shrinking window of opportunity to educate policymakers about two new synergistic American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standards to fix the electric power grid
According to the latest statistics from the CTIA trade group, there were a total of 418,887 operational cell sites across the US at the end of 2021.
The social media company's dwindling prospects explain why shareholders are desperate to consummate a $44 billion deal, and why Musk wants out.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom integrates mobile network with Teams; Telecom Italia digitizes truckers; OneWeb delivers connectivity to Kazakhstan.
The international carrier part of Belgium's Proximus is pushing into cloud communications even as it enjoys a post-COVID-19 revival.
Outages are a recurring problem in a country where the administration orders shutdowns of wireless networks to control developing law and order situations.
Altice USA's plan to upgrade millions of homes to fiber in both urban and rural settings set up the company to drive down opex costs and escalate subscriber gains and broadband ARPU, Altice USA CEO Dexter Goei said.
Ad watchdog determines that Charter's download speed claims imply that AT&T doesn't offer speeds comparable to Charter's 1-Gig service and that the telco doesn't offer Internet speeds faster than 50 Gbit/s.
'Ligado Networks ... is not intending to move forward with its trial deployment in northern Virginia,' the company wrote to the FCC, following a US government report warning of possible GPS interference.
AT&T first introduced its 3G Metrocell femtocell in 2010. Earlier this year the operator began selling a new Cell Booster femtocell from Nokia in an effort to shift customers off its 3G network.
ECTA wants to ensure Open Internet principles and the EU regulatory framework are retained.
This week in broadband builds: FCC authorizes more RDOF bids; Tennessee awards $447 million; AT&T to build in Martinsville, Indiana; Brightspeed, Charter win in North Carolina; Colorado awards $23 million; Redzone runs on ngFWA in Maine.
Virtualization company pays an $8 million settlement after authorities charge it with fiddling the numbers.