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CBRS isn't living up to expectations – Dell'Oro Group
News Analysis | 1/27/2022

Dell'Oro Group previously expected sales of CBRS-capable RAN equipment to hit 5% of the North American market by 2026. Now the firm believes it will account for less than 5% by 2026.

Peacock to double content spend to $3B in 2022, absorb steeper losses
News Analysis | 1/27/2022

Spending boost comes as NBCU looks to emphasize paid subscriber growth at Peacock. The premium streaming service ended the year with 24.5 million monthly active accounts and more than 9 million paid subs.

Calix reports continued growth amid supply chain struggles
Broadband World News | 1/27/2022

In a letter to investors, CEO Carl Russo warned that supply chain constraints in 2022 will 'challenge our ability to grow as fast as we have the past two years.'

Comcast to boost footprint expansion as broadband growth slows
News Analysis | 1/27/2022

Meanwhile, Comcast's Xfinity Mobile business pulled in a record 312,000 mobile lines in Q4, expanding that total to almost 4 million.

10G, FARMSIS and the future of cable broadband
CxO Spotlight | 1/27/2022

Phil McKinney, president and CEO of CableLabs, joins the Light Reading podcast to discuss where the cable industry is on the path to 10G and how CableLabs is stoking interest and innovation with its 10G Challenge.

Sigfox looks over and out with insolvency filing
News Analysis | 1/27/2022

The French startup has been mired in problems documented by Light Reading for years, and the pandemic seems to have finished it off.

Price tag to shutter AT&T's 3G network $380M
News Analysis | 1/27/2022

AT&T said it would be able to continue to support some 3G calls even after its network shutdown, thanks to a new deal with vendor Syniverse.

Samsung rides smartphone, chip sales to record Q4
News Analysis | 1/27/2022

South Korean tech giant increased operating profit by 53% and net income by 64% on the back of record sales of 76.57 trillion won ($63.7 billion).

Eurobites: Telia explores 'smart battery' technology for network efficiency
News Analysis | 1/27/2022

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: new TIM boss sets out his stall; Telefónica Tech checks its credentials; BT signs London Underground data center deal.

AT&T has let go of 77,400 employees in just four years
News Analysis | 1/27/2022

A ruthless pursuit of $6 billion in cost savings and the divestment of underperforming media assets are rapidly shrinking the US telco.

Japan's $440M plan to ensure subsea cable, data center diversity
News Analysis | 1/27/2022

The government will spend about 50 billion yen ($440 million) on subsea cable and data center decentralization for security and economic development reasons.

Airwaive Project nabs $3M for blockchain-powered network deployments
News Analysis | 1/26/2022

In its new funding announcement, Airwaive focused exclusively on the FWA applications of its technology.

Verizon's Nicki Palmer isn't afraid to fail
Kelsey's Grammar | 1/26/2022

As women in the telecom industry work toward parity in representation, particularly in technical roles, they can't let fear get in the way of their career goals, said Palmer.

AT&T's 5G buildout gets more ambitious
News Analysis | 1/26/2022

AT&T expects to cover 200 million people with a total of 80MHz of midband spectrum – across both the C-band and the 3.45GHz-3.55GHz band – by the end of next year.

Locast on the hook for just $700,000 – report
News Analysis | 1/26/2022

Terms of the secret financial settlement, which reportedly clears individuals from liability in Locast's case with US broadcasters, might also help clear the way for Gigi Sohn's nomination to the FCC.

AT&T expects fiber sub growth to surge in 2022
News Analysis | 1/26/2022

CEO John Stankey said fiber sub growth will ramp up after AT&T ended 2021 with a bunch of new inventory. AT&T added 271,000 fiber subs in Q4 2021, about the same it added in the year-ago period.

BT puts open RAN RIC through its paces with Nokia
News Analysis | 1/26/2022

The UK incumbent also plans to unveil a dedicated 'open RAN innovation center' this year, although chief architect still seems to prefer 'major global vendors.'

Iliad plots low-cost mayhem for Italy's fixed market
News Analysis | 1/26/2022

Iliad Italia launches a new fiber plan with incentives for its existing mobile subscribers.

Microsoft's power won't dim when the pandemic ends
Morris Lore | 1/26/2022

Shares in Big Tech are down since the beginning of the year as investors fret about a return to the old normal. They shouldn't.

Inango takes a run at low latency on DOCSIS
News Analysis | 1/26/2022

Company claims its software, when tightly integrated with the modem or gateway, provides a fresh way to support app-targeted, low-latency capabilities on DOCSIS networks while still being compatible with the CableLabs specs.

Microsoft's continued cloud growth keeps a target on telcos
News Analysis | 1/26/2022

As Microsoft's sprawling cloud creates a desperate dependency among businesses, the company said its cloud and 5G can forge new business models for network operators.

Vodafone UK to start 3G shutdown in 2023
News Analysis | 1/26/2022

The UK operator needs 3G out of the way before it can rely on open RAN.

Eurobites: Nokia trials 600G with GlobalConnect
News Analysis | 1/26/2022

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: private networks a-go-go; UK smart devices safety bill gets second reading; ageing rocker gives Spotify an ultimatum.

Rosenworcel wants to broaden broadband choice in multi-tenant buildings
Broadband World News | 1/25/2022

The FCC said the new rules are in response to ISPs engaging in 'a pattern of new practices that inhibit competition' in apartment buildings and other multi-tenant environments.

Nvidia preparing to drop purchase of Arm – report
News Analysis | 1/25/2022

Nvidia would owe SoftBank $1.25 billion if its purchase of Arm fails.

Verizon: 2022 will be different
News Analysis | 1/25/2022

'2022 is positioned to be our best year yet,' Verizon CFO Matt Ellis declared. But some analysts aren't so sure. 'We struggle to buy into a longer-term growth story,' argued the MoffettNathanson analysts.

NTT Security's Greg Garten on cleaning up 'dirty networks'
News Analysis | 1/25/2022

Garten says there's a misconception in the industry that traditional approaches to security can be applied easily to the cloud.

Verizon adds 78K fixed wireless subs in Q4 as Fios broadband growth slows
News Analysis | 1/25/2022

Verizon's FWA subscriber result, which includes both business and residential customers, outpaced the growth of Fios Internet in Q4 2021.

Ericsson sets course for the enterprise in latest profit mission
News Analysis | 1/25/2022

Swedish equipment vendor is guiding for a sharp increase in profitability as it aims to grow its market share and corner the enterprise sector.

Here's how Cox blew its mobile launch
News Analysis | 1/25/2022

Cable company Cox inked an MVNO deal with Verizon in January 2021 and planned to launch mobile services by October 2021. The company spent roughly $99 million on the effort. But then T-Mobile got in the way.

Investigating open RU costs for open RAN
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 1/25/2022

SPONSORED: Heavy Reading's Open RAN Operator Survey examines the cost and performance trade-offs for O-RUs.

Charter picks El Paso as first RDOF launch market
News Analysis | 1/25/2022

Charter, which is still grappling with pole access issues in some areas, has launched gigabit broadband, mobile, TV and voice services via FTTP to more than 1,230 homes and small businesses in rural El Paso.

Eurobites: 9M UK broadband users unaware of impending price hike – study
News Analysis | 1/25/2022

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Transsion chooses HERE for location services upgrade; Helios eyes African fintech; 5G for cycling, sausages.

Can Vodafone Idea avoid government control?
News Analysis | 1/25/2022

With the administration now holding 35.8% of the company, the Indian operator must clear pending dues in four years to limit the government's involvement.

TelcoDR to go strictly virtual at MWC 2022 as Ericsson returns
News Analysis | 1/25/2022

The one-woman consulting firm made a big splash last year when it took over the Swedish vendor's stand, but this year its 'Cloud City' will be an online experience only.

Will Dish move into 'phase 2' of its 5G buildout?
News Analysis | 1/24/2022

Dish Network is estimated to have around 1,000 cell towers up and running today. That figure could increase to around 15,000 by this summer. It would need to reach at least 40,000 for nationwide coverage.

MWC Barcelona 2022 to be 'not far from' pre-pandemic attendance – GSMA chief
News Analysis | 1/24/2022

The GSMA reported 109,000 attendees at its show in Barcelona, Spain, in 2019. GSMA Director General Mats Granryd expects a similar turnout in 2022.

AT&T lights up multi-gig fiber speeds in dozens of US markets
News Analysis | 1/24/2022

Launch of 2-Gig and 5-Gig FTTP tiers in 70-plus markets puts more pressure on cable ops to enhance their existing DOCSIS 3.1 network or accelerate their upgrade activity centered on the new DOCSIS 4.0 specs.

How Didja is accelerating its local TV streaming expansion
CxO Spotlight | 1/24/2022

CEO Jim Long says the startup is using digital 'beachheads' to gain initial footholds in various US markets, with plans to follow with deployments of antenna sites that can stream out larger channel lineups.

Shamsunder, longtime Verizon 5G exec, departs company
News Analysis | 1/24/2022

'I will forever be one of Verizon's biggest fans, and will be rooting for the team for years to come,' Sanyogita Shamsunder wrote on LinkedIn of her departure from Verizon.

Inside the messy world of T-Mobile's midband 5G spectrum licenses
News Analysis | 1/24/2022

T-Mobile offered the Christian College of Georgia $1 million to buy its 2.5GHz spectrum license, which the carrier has been leasng. The company also told the college it could not sell the license to anyone else, even if it could get a better price.

Telecom Italia confirms Pietro Labriola as CEO
News Analysis | 1/24/2022

Former TIM Brasil CEO takes over all powers of ex-CEO Luigi Gubitosi.

Ciena's Gina Nienaber on IP/optical convergence
News Analysis | 1/24/2022

Gina Nienaber explains service providers' priorities for IP/optical convergence, and she shares insights from a recent Heavy Reading survey on the topic.

Open RAN moving faster than expected – Dell'Oro
News Analysis | 1/24/2022

Research firm estimates nascent tech will account for around 15% of the overall 2G-5G RAN market by 2026.

Jio Estonia partners with University of Oulu on 6G research
News Analysis | 1/24/2022

They will work on aerial and space communication, holographic beamforming, 3D-connected intelligence in cybersecurity, microelectronics and photonics.

Eurobites: Is Netflix set for a UK slump?
News Analysis | 1/24/2022

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: some Brits ditch their smartphones; trade bodies sign up to EU green scheme; is 5G really good for the environment?

Vodafone, Iliad merger could revive Italian mobile – if allowed
News Analysis | 1/24/2022

Europe remains awash with four-player mobile markets, despite the best efforts of the region's investors.

China operators make a play for the metaverse
News Analysis | 1/24/2022

Investment last year totaled 25.9 billion yuan ($4.1 billion) across 209 projects.

Intel promises massive new chip-making plant in Ohio
News Analysis | 1/21/2022

'Today's investment marks another significant way Intel is leading the effort to restore US semiconductor manufacturing leadership,' Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger said in a statement.

Open RAN: Steady as she goes
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 1/21/2022

SPONSORED: Heavy Reading's Open RAN Operator Survey identifies steady, not spectacular, progress.

Evoca gives Altitude TV a new (and cheaper) pathway into Denver
News Analysis | 1/21/2022

The regional sports network, still blacked out on Comcast or Dish, is now available in the Mile High City on Evoca's expanding hybrid over-the-air/over-the-top pay-TV service.

Telenor Myanmar sale back on as M1 finds local partner – report
News Analysis | 1/21/2022

Lebanon's M1 Group is said to be partnering with Shwe Byain Phyu Group to buy Telenor Myanmar.

Omdia's Andreas Olah on IoT and edge services for 5G
News Analysis | 1/21/2022

Andreas Olah explains how service providers can deliver AR/VR, edge computing, IoT and intelligent automation capabilities as-a-service to enterprise customers, and how both parties can benefit from the as-a-service delivery model.

Tata Comms net profit up by 28% on the back of data business
News Analysis | 1/21/2022

Data contributed 77.3% of Tata Communications' revenue in the December 2021 quarter, while voice services contributed just 13.2%.

Comcast Business enters the private wireless game
News Analysis | 1/21/2022

Comcast and Nokia are building a private 4G/5G private network at Philadelphia's Wells Fargo Center. In addition to supporting a range of use cases, Comcast will also use the deployment to showcase its private wireless prowess.

Lumen gets ready to rip out Huawei gear
News Analysis | 1/21/2022

'It's layer one equipment that cannot be used to route or redirect customer traffic,' the company wrote in response to questions from Light Reading.

Eurobites: BT bills to rise by 9.3% from April
News Analysis | 1/21/2022

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: who's up and who's down in the Fiber Development Index; European Commission probes consumer IoT market; Telefónica Tech becomes Teams player.

The Netflix outlook is turning blurry
Morris Lore | 1/21/2022

The video-streaming firm often grouped with the Internet giants remains a one-trick pony while competition is rising.

5G SA adoption not living up to hype – Dell'Oro
News Analysis | 1/21/2022

Research firm finds most network operators currently content with 5G NSA and DSS to deliver next-gen connectivity.

The 5G debacle in the C-band isn't over yet
DanoVision | 1/20/2022

International flights have resumed after a day of 5G-related cancellations. But worries over C-band interference continue, and the situation could ultimately cost years and billions of dollars.

Netflix stock price tumbles on subscriber miss
News Analysis | 1/20/2022

Netflix shares dropped almost 19% after the streaming giant announced it added 8.28 million subs in Q4 2021, missing an expected 8.5 million. Netflix ended the period with 221.84 million paid streaming subs worldwide.

Telia Carrier applies celestial inspiration to new brand Arelion
News Analysis | 1/20/2022

Since divesting from Telia Company in June 2021, Telia Carrier has been developing a new brand, name and look with inspiration from the stars.

Chinese officials won't fix security flaws in Olympic app
News Analysis | 1/20/2022

Citizen Lab said it advised the Beijing Olympic Committee of the security flaw on December 3 but since have had no response from either the committee or the app developer.

Mediacom-West Des Moines deal clears the way for Google Fiber
News Analysis | 1/20/2022

Mediacom says settlement will also provide access to conduit and the ability to overlash aerial network in a way that fast-tracks the operator's own '10G' upgrades.

India takes crucial steps to develop chip ecosystem
News Analysis | 1/20/2022

India’s Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology is seeking applications from 100 companies as part of its Design Linked Incentive (DLI) scheme.

Gigabit for all should be last of the UK's concerns
Morris Lore | 1/20/2022

Authorities in the UK should drop their obsession with ensuring luxury broadband services are brought to remote communities.

Apple hits back in Ericsson patent spat
News Analysis | 1/20/2022

The iPhone maker has filed a suit with the US ITC and is seeking a US import ban of Ericsson mobile infrastructure products.

How the launch of 'real' 5G turned into an unmitigated PR disaster
DanoVision | 1/20/2022

'There's a term for what the FAA and the aviation industry is doing: blackmail. It is a criminal offense,' wrote research firm Strand Consult of the troubled launch of 5G in C-band spectrum.

Eurobites: Telenor and AWS get serious on cloud services
News Analysis | 1/20/2022

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT signs with Rackspace; UK government doubles down on cybersecurity; Red Cross hacked.

Comcast unit pitches 'VideoAI' service
News Analysis | 1/20/2022

New service from Comcast Technology Solutions enables programmers and streaming services to analyze video, audio and captioning data to deliver targeted ads, support TV binge-viewing and auto-generate sports highlight reels.

Ziply Fiber goes wide with 2-Gig and 5-Gig broadband tiers
News Analysis | 1/20/2022

Ziply Fiber, an operator that tangles with Comcast and Charter, has launched two multi-gigabit tiers in 60 urban areas, aiming for all markets by Q2 2022.

Open RAN for private 5G and venue networks
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 1/19/2022

SPONSORED: Heavy Reading's Open RAN Operator Survey gauges industry interest in open RAN for smaller-scale private and venue networks.

5G spectrum auction maps, winners and big spenders: Auction 110 of 3.45-3.55GHz
News Analysis | 1/19/2022

AT&T, Dish Network and T-Mobile were among the big winners of the FCC's Andromeda midband spectrum auction for 5G. Here are the details of what they paid for and what they're getting.

Verizon Frontline and THOR tap 5G for disaster response
LRTV Interviews | 1/19/2022

Verizon Frontline tackles first responder challenges with a prototype response vehicle that operates on a 5G network.

Comcast closer to facing broadband competition in Alexandria
News Analysis | 1/19/2022

Lumos Networks, North American Tower, Shentel and Ting Internet have reportedly been shortlisted to provide broadband service in the politically charged market.

Eurobites: Nokia readies Go Malta for 5G rollout
News Analysis | 1/19/2022

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Türk Telekom trials Wi-Fi 6E; World Mobile connectivity boost for Zanzibar; Orange hits the 6 million mark on fiber.

5G devices exceed 1,200 threshold – report
News Analysis | 1/19/2022

5G SA devices are also increasing, but reports indicate that slow take-up of 5G SA networks is hampering mobile core network growth.

A metaverse-loving Microsoft brings a dystopia for telcos
Morris Lore | 1/19/2022

A $68.7 billion takeover of Activision Blizzard by the software giant promises a future deluge of network traffic.

Tonga faces a month without Internet in wake of eruption
News Analysis | 1/19/2022

Pacific island state Tonga will be without Internet services for at least a month after a massive volcanic eruption cut the sole international cable link.

China's telcos join race for computing supremacy
News Analysis | 1/19/2022

China Mobile, China Telecom and China Unicom are stepping up to support the national crusade to boost China's computing power.

Vodafone's first 5G open RAN site goes live – minus antennas
News Analysis | 1/19/2022

The UK operator's launch of open RAN technology is a brave step as doubts linger about the path ahead.

Juniper adds security features, hardware to SD-WAN portfolio
News Analysis | 1/18/2022

Juniper has updated its Session Smart Router (SSR) SD-WAN platform with intrusion detection and prevention systems (IDS/IPS), URL filtering capabilities and Juniper-branded hardware.

Starlink's daunting deployment plan 'leaves no margin for error' – analyst
News Analysis | 1/18/2022

Elon Musk's nascent broadband will need to radically accelerate the rate of satellite launches – and navigate tricky supply chain logistics – if it's going to come close to fulfilling its global ambition.

Ericsson's newest lawsuit increases pressure on Apple's lawyers
News Analysis | 1/18/2022

Apple is facing new patent-infringement allegations from Ericsson, which ultimately wants Apple to license Ericsson's 5G patents. Specifically, Ericsson wants $5 for every iPhone that Apple sells.

After airlines again warn of 'chaos,' AT&T, Verizon tweak 5G launch plans
News Analysis | 1/18/2022

AT&T agreed to temporarily defer turning on a limited number of towers' due to concerns from the US airlines industry. Verizon said it would do the same.

China embraces 5G as smartphone shipments soar
News Analysis | 1/18/2022

New data shows that 5G phone shipments in China reached over 266 million units in 2021.

What's the story? Astound and Atlantic Broadband rebrand
News Analysis | 1/18/2022

Jeff Baumgartner explains what the rebranding of two cable companies means for the customers and markets they serve.

Telefónica sees the smaller open RAN picture in Germany
News Analysis | 1/18/2022

O2 Germany activates 4G open RAN small cells in Munich; 5G SA minicells to follow later this year.

Pay-TV's problems aren't cable's alone
The Bauminator | 1/18/2022

If misery loves company, there's plenty to go around in pay-TV. Cable operators, satellite players and the telcos have all pivoted their businesses to adapt to a pay-TV market that's crumbling beneath their feet.

Warehouse automation company Symbotic starts deploying 5G
News Analysis | 1/18/2022

Symbotic's interest in 5G is noteworthy considering a wide range of companies in the global wireless industry are hoping that 5G becomes a necessity in the warehouse of the future.

Eurobites: Vodafone, Qualcomm combine on iSIM
News Analysis | 1/18/2022

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: counting the cost of GDPR transgressions; shareholders back Vodacom's Egyptian deal; Proximus in poles position.

New report highlights cloud-native migration challenges
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 1/17/2022

SPONSORED: The migration to cloud native brings large-scale shifts for the communications service providers.

The great 5G trade-off: competition vs. viability
News Analysis | 1/17/2022

The latest is between New Zealand's 2degrees and Orcon, who aim to combine into a new company worth around $2.3B.

Italy wants to fling €3.7B of taxpayer funds at fiber
News Analysis | 1/17/2022

The government scheme may look wasteful to critics when Italy already looks on track for nationwide fiber coverage.

Telenor inches towards Myanmar exit with Wave Money deal
News Analysis | 1/17/2022

Norwegian telco agrees to sell 51% stake in mobile money venture to local player Yoma.

Eurobites: Telefónica Tech and Grupo Álava team up on 5G-fueled predictive maintenance
News Analysis | 1/17/2022

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Portugal's IP Telecom upgrades with Nokia; Orange turns to solar power in Côte d'Ivoire; Intracom Telecom expands mmWave range for FWA.

Why does 5G only pose a problem for US airplanes?
News Analysis | 1/17/2022

US worries about 5G having negative effects on aircraft safety systems don't seem to spread internationally, as other countries take a relaxed view.

Zayo's acquisition of QOS could signal more M&A to come
News Analysis | 1/14/2022

Zayo's CTO says the team-up with QOS will provide customers with more options for managed and co-managed SD-WAN services.

AT&T, Dish win big in Andromeda auction, Verizon gets nothing
News Analysis | 1/14/2022

The results of the FCC's auction of midband spectrum between 3.45GHz and 3.55GHz are in: AT&T spent $9 billion, Dish spent $7.3 billion, T-Mobile spent $2.9 billion. And Verizon spent nothing.

Dish probably won't get AWS-3 cash, spectrum from FCC – analysts
News Analysis | 1/14/2022

During a debate in front of the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit Friday, New Street Research analysts believe Dish Network lawyers faced difficult questioning.

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