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WOW to unleash data caps in June, starting in Chicago
News Analysis | 4/6/2021

WOW's new policy, which includes a $30 unlimited option for 1-Gig customers, arrives amid a 'broadband-first' posture and a steering of high-speed Internet customers to OTT-TV options such as YouTube TV and Philo.

Cable Next-Gen returns online
News Analysis | 4/6/2021

Like we did last August, Light Reading will stage our Cable Next-Gen Technologies & Strategies conference as a free digital event over two half days in late April.

Viptela founders launch multicloud management startup with $25M in funding
News Analysis | 4/6/2021

Prosimo's AXI service addresses several challenges enterprises face in cloud application delivery, including managing operating costs, meeting application SLAs and 'fragmented security.'

Eurobites: Ericsson and friends try W-band for 5G backhaul
News Analysis | 4/6/2021

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia puts charging system on AWS cloud; fiber discussions in the UK; A1 cracks cloud gaming with Blacknut.

Canada plots Quebec broadband stimulus
Broadband World News | 4/5/2021

Federal and provincial governments plan to spend C$826.3 million to extend broadband to nearly 150,000 unserved Quebec households by September 2022.

Biden's $100B broadband plan raises four big questions
DanoVision | 4/5/2021

Who will benefit from Biden's broadband plan? Should broadband be considered a utility? And what even is broadband? The answers to these questions could have major implications.

Starlink's threat to wired broadband 'minimal' – analyst
News Analysis | 4/5/2021

But SpaceX's satellite broadband service is poised to be a 'game-changer' for rural US coverage and in position to pursue a much larger global market, according to MoffettNathanson's Craig Moffett.

LG's phone business exit a boon to Samsung, Motorola, TCL
News Analysis | 4/5/2021

Fully half of LG's phone business was based in the US. As the company walks away from its 10% share in the US market, analysts expect Samsung, Motorola and TCL to capture that business.

Reimagining the Internet for the future
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase | 4/5/2021

Discover how new innovations can fundamentally change the economics of the Internet and help close the digital divide.

Samsung, TSMC $130B plunge underlines the great chip divide
News Analysis | 4/5/2021

The global chip war is framed usually as a rivalry between the US and China, but in reality the two superpowers are not even in the race.

An IP over DWDM renaissance at 400G
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 4/5/2021

SPONSORED: The new routed optical network is not your father's IP over DWDM, writes Heavy Reading's Sterling Perrin.

Prepping for PON and puns at Cable Next-Gen
LRTV Interviews | 4/5/2021

Alan Breznick and Tien Fu trade their absolutely worst puns about cable as Light Reading gears up for our 14th edition of Cable Next-Gen Technologies & Strategies later this month.

AT&T SD-WAN is homeward bound with new Cisco service
News Analysis | 4/2/2021

The service provider is launching the new teleworker SD-WAN service to address a growing hybrid workforce that is accessing business applications both on-premises and in the home.

The nature of upstream network usage has likely changed forever, OpenVault says
Broadband World News | 4/2/2021

Upstream traffic surged 63% in 2020 during a pandemic-marked year that forced people to work and study from home and altered the period of the day that saw peak network usage.

Dish grumbles to FCC about T-Mobile's CMDA shutdown plan
News Analysis | 4/2/2021

Dish claims it's 'simply not possible' to accelerate the migration of Boost Mobile subs in time for the January 2022 3G CDMA shutdown. T-Mobile counters that its plan fits inside the parameters of its deal with Dish.

Heavy Reading's Gabriel Brown: Exploring the world of open RAN
LRTV Interviews | 4/2/2021

Heavy Reading analyst Gabriel Brown offers up a preview of the upcoming two-day Open RAN World Digital Conference.

Synthesis Cloud plots plan for national broadcast Internet network
CxO Spotlight | 4/2/2021

Startup plans to pair the new ATSC 3.0 signaling standard with spectrum from hundreds of low-power TV station partners to underpin a national IP multicast network and edge caching system.

Ericsson's Texas see-saw patent massacre
News Analysis | 4/2/2021

KPN sues Ericsson for patent-infringement in a district court in Texas, only weeks after the Swedish supplier did the same to Samsung.

Podcast: The Divide – Fiber Broadband Association's Gary Bolton on the 'good news, good news' for fiber
CxO Spotlight | 4/1/2021

This week, Gary Bolton, CEO, Fiber Broadband Association, joins the show to discuss why the US needs to put fiber first, why satellite broadband could be a 'disaster' for communities and more.

China data revenue shrinks on discount 5G
News Analysis | 4/1/2021

In the first two months of 2021, combined sales of mobile and fixed-line data services contracted by 1.2%, official figures show.

Musk's SpaceX faces obstacles in India
News Analysis | 4/1/2021

Operators want authorities to block SpaceX's launch of commercial services during a testing phase, saying it has not obtained licenses.

Are you going to MWC Barcelona?
News Analysis | 4/1/2021

The big cloud companies won't be at #MWC2021, but a cloud evangelist will. What about you? Take our survey and let us know.

Eurobites: Verizon lands 5G private network gig in Southampton
News Analysis | 4/1/2021

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Swiss cheesemakers kick up a 6G stink; BT extends Enjoy partnership; Deutsche Telekom tweaks climate-change targets.

FiberCop is go after KKR and Fastweb firm up stakes
News Analysis | 4/1/2021

Telecom Italia completes FiberCop agreements with two shareholders, but many obstacles remain on route to create the ultimate 'AccessCo.'

Why Deliveroo's flopped IPO didn't deliver
News Analysis | 4/1/2021

Even after coronavirus, Deliveroo's IPO flops, wiping £2 billion from a £7.6 billion opening market cap. How much will the indigestion affect tech IPOs?

India may add more frequency bands for 5G auction
News Analysis | 4/1/2021

The Department of Telecommunications may add more bands to the planned auction, according to media reports, following telcos' demands for more 5G spectrum.

Intel on the outside: Chips giant, Google and Microsoft are latest to quit MWC
News Analysis | 4/1/2021

US technology giants backs out citing safety concerns, and Google also confirms its withdrawal from this year's event.

Xiaomi places $10B bet on 'smart' EVs
News Analysis | 4/1/2021

Chinese smartphone maker unveils ambitious plans for a 'Xiaomi electric vehicle.'

Indosat Ooredoo sells towers to Digital Colony for $750M
News Analysis | 4/1/2021

Indonesian operator of offload third and final tranche of towers to Digital Colony unit Edgepoint.

Ericsson opens lab to polish its cloud RAN credentials
News Analysis | 4/1/2021

Ericsson launches an open lab to work on virtualized 5G RAN, part of its campaign to head off virtualization and cloud RAN moves by Samsung and Nokia.

Biden's big infrastructure plan targets broadband access, puts subsidy programs on notice
News Analysis | 3/31/2021

Piece of plan aimed to 'revitalize' US digital infrastructure also references the 1936 Rural Electrification Act, labeling broadband as 'the new electricity.'

After Brazil's about-face, Indonesia still hedges on Huawei
News Analysis | 3/31/2021

'We have to be smart in choosing,' says government minister.

Huawei short on answers to chips crunch as growth stalls
News Analysis | 3/31/2021

The Chinese equipment behemoth still lacks a convincing solution to the problem of US trade sanctions, and sales are dropping outside China.

Eurobites: Telecom Italia foments industrial revolution
News Analysis | 3/31/2021

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ooredoo sells towers in Indonesia; CityFibre wants clearer broadband labelling; Nokia helps make Nicosia smarter.

NCTC CEO Rich Fickle sets his exit
News Analysis | 3/30/2021

The hunt for a successor is underway amid word that Fickle is departing the National Cable Television Cooperative, a group that handles programming and tech deals for hundreds of independent operators.

Cable One plows ahead with 'Sparklight TV'
News Analysis | 3/30/2021

Cable operator confirms it has launched new IP- and app-based pay-TV service in a handful of markets even as its tech partner, MobiTV, pursues a Chapter 11 bankruptcy restructuring.

Muni broadband projects win funding to tackle digital divide
Broadband World News | 3/30/2021

US Ignite and the NSF announced winning projects of Project Overcome, a $2.7 million effort to accelerate broadband delivery to underserved communities using novel solutions.

Analyst relieved T-Mobile is pulling the plug on TVision
The Bauminator | 3/30/2021

Winding down of T-Mobile's in-house pay-TV service and teaming with YouTube TV and Philo is 'an incremental positive' for T-Mobile, analyst says. Will other MobiTV partners follow suit?

Taiwan operators taking 5G to the tech sector
News Analysis | 3/30/2021

Taiwan operators are steadily rolling out 5G private networks to support the island's high-tech manufacturing sector.

OneWeb: Deals are near to plug funding gap
News Analysis | 3/30/2021

Britain's OneWeb has launched 146 satellites of 648, chasing SpaceX's Starlink on 1,300. But Neil Masterson's real race is for funding and customers.

Japan's messaging Battle Royale pits telco RCS against Line
News Analysis | 3/30/2021

The recent misfortunes of Japan's answer to WhatsApp could be an opportunity for Japan's telecom operators.

Cisco recounts recent tech advances, previews a post-pandemic pitch
News Analysis | 3/30/2021

As the Cisco Live event kicks off today, the networking giant looks beyond the lockdowns and urges service providers to build the network they're going to need when the world gets moving again.

Podcast: Six questions about 6G
LRTV Interviews | 3/30/2021

Light Reading's Mike Dano says there are at least two big improvements coming with 6G.

FTC drops four-year antitrust battle against Qualcomm
News Analysis | 3/30/2021

Chipmaker can finally pop the cork, although the US agency still believes the company violated antitrust laws.

Is the Chinese gear ban imminent in India?
News Analysis | 3/30/2021

The National Cyber Security Coordinator, a government body trusted to curate procurement sources for Indian telcos, recently conveyed its shortlisting criteria.

Eurobites: UK broadband subsidy scheme comes under fire
News Analysis | 3/30/2021

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telia pushes private networks in Norway; Nokia does IoT with Mobily in Saudi Arabia; Viasat brings cybersecurity jobs to UK.

T-Mobile to shut down own 'TVision' services, team with YouTube TV and Philo
News Analysis | 3/29/2021

Says it took a 'fresh look' at how it does video, but pivot to OTT-TV partnerships stems from bankruptcy restructuring underway at MobiTV, T-Mobile's key TV software provider.

Másmóvil swoops in for Euskaltel
News Analysis | 3/29/2021

Spain's private equity backed Másmóvil makes 'friendly' takeover bid for Basque operator.

Meet Echo and Bifrost, Facebook's new subsea cables
News Analysis | 3/29/2021

The social networking giant continues its strategy of partnering with local telcos to build new infrastructure to boost connectivity.

After Brexit and Huawei, UK must weigh big bet on chips
News Analysis | 3/29/2021

As other regions consider investments in fabs and foundries, the UK remains undecided on its future strategy, says a government advisor.

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