The story is not done playing out, but the road leading to CommScope's decision to spin out its Home Networks division has taken many twists and turns, crossing the paths of Digeo, Motorola and Google along the way.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Fastweb taps Amdocs for network inventory upgrade; MTN seeks $5 billion valuation of mobile money unit ahead of stake sale; A1 Telekom Austria brings your package inside.
The 5G equipment giant seems to be one of the only telecom companies in China that is not crazy about open RAN.
Fresh off its deal with Lockheed Martin, Omnispace appears to be busy. The company has hinted at potential discussions with players ranging from Dish Network to Verizon to the US Space Force.
The White House has requested $39 million in 2022 for the NTIA to research 'innovative approaches to spectrum sharing.' That could pave the way for IIC technology to go live for 5G.
Following warnings from the likes of T-Mobile, Gogo and Infinera, Verizon said that it does not expect the global chip shortage to affect its C-band buildout plans.
NCTC, which represents dozens of operators that use MobiTV, has asked members to put up at least $1 million toward potential MobiTV buyers.
New president signals that he, too, plans to take a tough line over technologies regarded as a potential threat.
This week in our WiC roundup: How trans people in tech are faring; the best places for women to work; 'tech-bro gender-blindness'; and more.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica Tech opts for quantum randomness; STC teams up with Dizmo for smart homes; HMD Global unveils more Nokia phones.
The Internet of Things (IoT) seems to be the flavor of the month as far as Indian service providers' enterprise offerings are concerned.
Beijing's 14th five-year plan calls for building on China's 5G advantage to maintain its status as the world's factory floor, but it's less ambitious than previous plans.
Companies put their patent‑infringement battles behind them, but only after Lenovo agrees to make a net balancing payment to Nokia.
Some of the companies that won money in the FCC's RDOF program are facing a growing, noisy chorus of critics that argue they won't be able to meet their obligations.
After spending around $500 million on CBRS spectrum licenses, Charter is now asking the FCC for permission to conduct drive tests of transmissions in the band in around a dozen cities.
Discovery's new premium streaming service has launched on Flex, and will be rolled out to Comcast's X1 pay-TV platform in the coming weeks.
Dish Network is now promising 'a cloud-native solution that integrates network security from the foundation up.' Nokia, Allot and Palo Alto Networks are providing the details.
The past year has taught us many lessons. Among them is the critical role of the cable network in our homes and our daily lives.
Board would consider other options if they created value that extends beyond the current plan to spin off a Home Business unit that will be led by cable and telecom industry veteran Joe Chow.
When private 5G meets factories it brings cybercriminals to the yard. Fujitsu partners up with Trend Micro to eyeball if they can cook up a solution.
This week, Scott Willis, CEO of DartPoints; and Bruce Garrison, chief revenue officer of Bluebird Network, on their connectivity work in rural Iowa and the collaboration required to tackle the digital divide.
In a first-of-its-kind deal in India, Reliance Jio will buy 800MHz spectrum from arch-rival Bharti Airtel.
For B2B success, CSPs should be open to more collaboration and double down on building an agile network infrastructure that scales, according to CSG.
Company expects to complete the spin-off of a unit that makes set-tops and other consumer premises equipment by the end of Q1 2022. It represents one move of several aimed at cutting operating costs.
Axiata and Telenor are close to agreeing a merger of their Malaysian operations, the two companies have announced.
Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners is said to have teamed up with EQT on a possible takeover bid valuing the Dutch telco at over $15bn.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telenor considers Malaysia merger; Nokia expands Wavence microwave range; EE makes progress on 5G rollout.
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But the form of such a transaction remains hazy, as it could involve an outright sale or the formation of a joint venture designed to improve product margins and get the CPE business off of CommScope's books.
T-Mobile plans to sell 100Mbit/s connections to up to 30 million US households for $60 per month. However, there remain a number of questions surrounding the effort.
The satellite broadband service, still in beta, has seen median speeds fluctuate in recent months even as users report a rise in burst speeds, according to new Ookla Speedtest data.
T-Mobile is now offering a free 5G phone alongside promises of cheaper 5G services than the competition. The operator's announcement may represent the final piece of its 5G puzzle.
Open RAN comes to Afghanistan, as Etisalat partners with Parallel Wireless – and operators eye the developing world as prime networks to open up.
Philippines' newest operator, Dito Telecom, has stumbled at the first hurdle in its mission to break the local duopoly.
Bharti Enterprises and Dixon Technologies have agreed to form a joint venture to produce telecom and networking products.
After making a similar complaint against Apple, the noyb pressure group has now launched action against the Android Advertising Identifier.
Yousef Khalidi discusses the economic benefits operators can experience by partnering with a cloud provider.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Lutz Schüler named as boss of post-merger Virgin Media/O2 entity; Ericsson does 5G in Malta; UK sets up new regulatory unit to tame tech titans.
Improving the customer experience while achieving the full promise of Wi-Fi 6.
Our short, informal survey revealed that nearly one in every five people who went to MWC Barcelona in 2019 are still not sure about whether they'll attend #MWC21.
The FCC plans to auction off 100MHz of prime midband spectrum between 3.45GHz and 3.55GHz in October. It could be just the event that Dish Network's Charlie Ergen has been waiting for.
If multiple qualified bids are received, May 12 has been set for an auction, according to revised bid procedures that tie into MobiTV's voluntary Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding.
Shentel is cutting roughly 340 employees from its payroll as it moves ahead with the sale of its wireless business to T-Mobile.
The Motorola MG8725 gateway is also the first in an anticipated lineup of Minim products to be outfitted with Wi-Fi 6 technology.
LG's departure is a loss of sorely-needed device innovation – it may not be a big deal for the handset business, but it is something of a blow to operators.
US Supreme Court ruled that the use of Oracle software code to build the Android operating system did not violate federal copyright law.
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.
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.
Prosimo's AXI service addresses several challenges enterprises face in cloud application delivery, including managing operating costs, meeting application SLAs and 'fragmented security.'
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.
Federal and provincial governments plan to spend C$826.3 million to extend broadband to nearly 150,000 unserved Quebec households by September 2022.
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.
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.
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.
Discover how new innovations can fundamentally change the economics of the Internet and help close the digital divide.
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.
SPONSORED: The new routed optical network is not your father's IP over DWDM, writes Heavy Reading's Sterling Perrin.
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.
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.
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 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 analyst Gabriel Brown offers up a preview of the upcoming two-day Open RAN World Digital Conference.
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.
KPN sues Ericsson for patent-infringement in a district court in Texas, only weeks after the Swedish supplier did the same to Samsung.
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.
In the first two months of 2021, combined sales of mobile and fixed-line data services contracted by 1.2%, official figures show.
Operators want authorities to block SpaceX's launch of commercial services during a testing phase, saying it has not obtained licenses.
The big cloud companies won't be at #MWC2021, but a cloud evangelist will. What about you? Take our survey and let us know.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Swiss cheesemakers kick up a 6G stink; BT extends Enjoy partnership; Deutsche Telekom tweaks climate-change targets.
Telecom Italia completes FiberCop agreements with two shareholders, but many obstacles remain on route to create the ultimate 'AccessCo.'
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?
The Department of Telecommunications may add more bands to the planned auction, according to media reports, following telcos' demands for more 5G spectrum.
US technology giants backs out citing safety concerns, and Google also confirms its withdrawal from this year's event.
Chinese smartphone maker unveils ambitious plans for a 'Xiaomi electric vehicle.'
Indonesian operator of offload third and final tranche of towers to Digital Colony unit Edgepoint.
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.
Piece of plan aimed to 'revitalize' US digital infrastructure also references the 1936 Rural Electrification Act, labeling broadband as 'the new electricity.'
'We have to be smart in choosing,' says government minister.
The Chinese equipment behemoth still lacks a convincing solution to the problem of US trade sanctions, and sales are dropping outside China.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ooredoo sells towers in Indonesia; CityFibre wants clearer broadband labelling; Nokia helps make Nicosia smarter.
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 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.
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.
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 are steadily rolling out 5G private networks to support the island's high-tech manufacturing sector.
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.
The recent misfortunes of Japan's answer to WhatsApp could be an opportunity for Japan's telecom operators.
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.
Light Reading's Mike Dano says there are at least two big improvements coming with 6G.
Chipmaker can finally pop the cork, although the US agency still believes the company violated antitrust laws.
The National Cyber Security Coordinator, a government body trusted to curate procurement sources for Indian telcos, recently conveyed its shortlisting criteria.
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.
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.
Spain's private equity backed Másmóvil makes 'friendly' takeover bid for Basque operator.
The social networking giant continues its strategy of partnering with local telcos to build new infrastructure to boost connectivity.
As other regions consider investments in fabs and foundries, the UK remains undecided on its future strategy, says a government advisor.
With a world record under its belt and an eye on the millimeter wave auction, Australian broadband wholesaler NBN Co is adding 5G to its technology mix.
Integrations will boost exposure for Disney's streaming stable and add key premium OTT apps to Comcast's platforms for pay-TV and broadband-only customers.
Patrick Donegan of HardenStance discusses Orange's activities around AI ethics and looks at how the operator could collaborate with a much broader set of telcos.
IPTV pioneer Minerva is trying to make waves with its new 'YourTV Now' platform, while Shift 2 Stream, a startup led by a former Cox exec, also claims to have a viable alternative as MobiTV wends through bankruptcy.