Tami Erwin announced her plans to leave Verizon Business by the end of the year. The move comes just months after Verizon replaced the CEO of its consumer business and reported sluggish first-quarter results.
Big Blue stumped up $34 billion for the open-source pioneer back in 2019, but was the huge outlay worth it?
After securing a franchise earlier this year, Ting says construction will start this summer on the fiber network, which will eventually connect more than 90,000 homes in the area.
Venture capitalists including Capricorn's Technology Impact Fund, Monta Vista Capital, Social Capital, Diamond Edge Ventures and Pilot Grove Management are among the companies financing the startup.
Word of acquisition talks surface more than a month after Bloomberg reported that WideOpenWest was exploring strategic options, including a potential sale.
'We're in the middle of some [labor] negotiations right now,' AT&T's John Stankey said recently. He added: 'We'd like to pay less in wages.'
The UAE-based operator says it has no intention of making an offer for Vodafone and indicates it is fully supportive of the current management.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom increases stake in OTE; Vodacom's full-year numbers; Swiss voters want Netflix et al to pay their way.
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Following the acquisition of Robin.io in February, the Japanese company is phasing out an older platform it used to support its mobile network.
New federal guidelines put an emphasis on fiber networks: 'The program prioritizes projects designed to provide fiber connectivity directly to the end user.' And that's not sitting well with some 5G proponents.
As Elon Musk 'pauses' his Twitter offer, that his offer was accepted in the first place shows how vast Twitter's profitability problems are.
In this podcast, Diane Christman, new CEO of The Cable Center, digs into the genesis, purpose and takeaways of the organization's first annual 'Intrapreneurship & Innovation Report,' and offers a look ahead to this year's Cable Hall of Fame event in New York.
The Japanese mobile operator ditches free usage for customers and says most of the heavy lifting on network rollout is done.
German group says integration of Sprint is progressing faster than planned.
Mike Dano explains analysts' reactions to Dish's business projections, and what Dish has planned for the retail space and for private wireless for enterprise customers.
'My team's kind of been like a SWAT team, attacking everything from our DoD [Department of Defense] customers to a couple [oil] refinery engagements,' said Inskeep, who works in AT&T's 5G Center of Excellence.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: M-Pesa boosts Safaricom; BICS extends reach of SmartCIC; telecom gripes in France.
CEO Charlie Vogt said DZS will target more software and enterprise licensing deals as it finalizes its purchase of Assia's analytics assets.
Starry gained 8,000 fixed wireless customers during the first quarter of 2022. But the company backtracked on its EBITDA hopes for full-year 2022, as well as its plans to launch multiple new markets during the rest of 2022.
In this podcast, new IQ Fiber CTO Aamer Abbasi digs into the greenfield opportunities the startup is pursuing in northeast Florida, thoughts about future multi-gig services and how government stimulus funding might fit into IQ Fiber's future game plan.
Jenckes, currently president of advertising at Comcast Cable, previously headed up the operator's residential video and broadband businesses.
Increasing strength of cloud, cybersecurity also helps Group post better than expected Q1 net profit.
KT's media and enterprise, and a big drop in marketing cost, have powered a 40% earnings spike.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: former Ofcom boss joins Vodafone as non-exec; Three to close 3G network in 2024; why phones and beer don't mix.
All three private telcos - Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Idea and Reliance Jio - hiked prepaid tariffs by 20% to 25% in November and December last year.
GTT takes initial steps toward upgrading its global IP network to 400G, while Telstra and SCCN link Australia and the US with a direct subsea cable.
The UK incumbent is exiting a sports market in which it has invested heavily and faces no shortage of other business challenges.
Disney's direct-to-consumer unit lost $877M while revenues climbed 23%
'pCell is the most innovative technology I've seen in wireless in a very long time, upending everything we've been taught about wireless,' said financial analyst Craig Moffett, of MoffettNathanson.
Bought by AMD in February, the US chip developer has backed away from FPGAs for its latest radio unit chip.
Dish's network is cheap and potentially transformative. And the company has ambitious targets in the retail and enterprise sectors. But now it must execute.
And, for now, the operator will keep at arm's length a lobbying effort led by some major European operators to recoup rising network and capacity costs driven by streaming services.
DigitalBridge, Switch, Radius Global Infrastructure, American Tower, CoreSite Realty and CyrusOne are among the companies involved in massive consolidation in the space.
Revenue and OIBDA up, helped by a surge in new mobile post-paid adds.
The Chinese vendor is still cited as a customer by various US component makers. Selling their technology on to Russian operators would be living dangerously.
Bulls and bears are sizing up cable's future. Analysts say the 'cable broadband growth era is over' – others see opportunities with wireless the 'next leg of growth.'
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia tackles energy management with SaaS; Telia workers get trained up in the cloud; Tesco Mobile takes the pistachio.
The company is trumpeting the offering as a way to get free wireless service, based on similar models in the video game industry. But previous ad-supported models have not gained traction.
The US telco software company is cutting back at its messaging and digital units after years of underperformance.
The national portal will streamline the clearance of infrastructure approvals related to RoW, benefitting operators, infrastructure providers and ISPs.
Dish plans to launch postpaid services under its new Boost Infinite brand sometime in the fall but pricing details weren't revealed.
Tomasi shares where service providers and enterprises are finding success in the private network market, and why private network players should be careful about the partners they choose.
Meanwhile, the supplier is seeing 'high-split' trials and deployments perk up as cable operators seek ways to expand upstream capacity on DOCSIS 3.1 networks.
Telesat reduced the size of its planned low-Earth orbit (LEO) satellite constellation to 188 satellites from 298. And that's just one of many recent developments in the industry.
Total sales rose 4% to 4.28 trillion won (US$3.35 billion), with media and enterprise units posting the biggest growth.
Alfons Oliver thinks analyst criticism directed at Axon for its recent ETNO-commissioned report is off target.
Australia's TPG was the last of the country's operators to offload its towers, but has finally sold them to Canada's Omers Infrastructure Management.
'Infinera's highly disruptive XR is expected to ramp in 2023,' wrote the financial analysts at B. Riley Securities. They noted the opportunity could be worth up to $2 billion.
But consumer advocacy group Free Press argues that some of the broadband providers on that list are the same ones 'sabotaging President Biden's FCC.'
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ethio Telecom launches 5G services; Ofcom seeks mmWave feedback; Nokia opens 5G security lab in US.
It says current spectrum won't be enough to meet all 6G capacity requirements, meaning spectrum ranges must open up in the sub-THz range, from 24-300GHz.
The cable operator estimates its FTTP overlap to be about 20%, up from an estimate of 14% about a year ago, as more telcos add to fiber routes.
In recent days AT&T announced a new discount for teachers, T-Mobile announced a $1,000 Mother's Day discount for new customers, and Verizon announced a $800 phone discount for new and existing customers.
Mike Dano explains why some service providers are increasing the price of mobile and fixed wireless services while others are announcing new deals for consumers, and what this means for the broader industry.
Service developed with Reach Mobile will launch in one of WOW's southern markets in May. Meanwhile, WOW's greenfield fiber network plan has been expanded to 400,000 homes passed.
Some have speculated that Charter will eventually purchase T-Mobile. Others think AT&T could acquire Dish Network or Altice. Here are three trends currently affecting this battle.
Also in today's EMEA's regional roundup: Orange France chooses Ericsson's 5G charging software; BT class action rumbles on; the African edge.
Regulator apparently unhappy about Rogers' choice of buyer for Shaw's mobile assets, fearing this would hurt competition.
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Korea's SK Telecom called off the IPO after encountering what it said was lackluster response from institutional investors early this week.
Dish shares drop 19% as worse-than-expected pay-TV subscriber losses - 228,000 for satellite TV and 234,000 for Sling TV - roughly doubled the company's video losses from a year ago.
The WSJ reported that Russian telecom operator Beeline, owned by Dutch company Veon, said it received a delivery in March of telecommunications equipment from Huawei.
Meanwhile, the company is confident that it can meet its commitment to cover 20% of the US population with 5G by June 14. Dish expects to add a smartphone that supports Band 70 to its device lineup sometime this fall.
Frontier added a record 54,000 fiber broadband subs in Q1 2022, more than enough to more than offset copper losses. Frontier posted a net gain of 20,000 total broadband subs for the period.
Boris Johnson is on a charm offensive to try to win the chip designer's IPO for London, but SoftBank is worried about a chip stock slump and its China subsidiary.
The government outlines its plans for the Digital Markets Units, but legislation is needed to empower the new watchdog.
'Skyward, a Verizon company, announced that it was exiting its drone business. The company remains focused on its investment in ground robotic management, connectivity services, and solution development.'
Cable vet Zenita Henderson appointed CMO at Segra, the fiber specialist Cox acquired in 2021, nearly five months before SCTE hosts Cable-Tec Expo in Philadelphia.
The US software vendor looks tarnished by its association with investor Charles Koch, whose business has been criticized for continuing to operate in Russia.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: tech heavyweights invest in Swedish startup; Three UK offers cashback incentive to potential switchers; Russia's Google runs on diesel in Finland.
It looks like India's two state-run telcos long awaited 4G services will launch after the country's private service providers launch 5G.
After all of talk and not that much action, the UN and the ITU have set out a road map toward achieving universal affordable connectivity by 2030.
Gray explains why paying it forward as a mentor is critical because 'the next generation of wireless is not going to build itself.'
Nothing beyond DOCSIS 4.0's horizon is officially underway at CableLabs, but the organization is looking at potential spectrum to 3GHz and beyond, CableLabs President and CEO Phil McKinney says.
Charter's 'not that big of a client for us at this point,' says CommScope CEO Chuck Treadway. Yet CommScope remains a key supplier of X1 and Flex boxes powered by Comcast's software platform.
Recent moves in China could pave the way to Arm's initial public offering in the next year, with possible consequences for China's biggest equipment maker.
'Today is a historic win for Californians and the open Internet,' wrote Professor Barbara van Schewick, a supporter of the state's net neutrality guidelines.
Dish is charging $30 per month for unlimited 5G services on its new network. 'Meh,' summarized analyst John Byrne, of research and consulting firm GlobalData.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia trumpets 600G success; Three's feeling flat in Q1; the problem with app stores.
Fresh off a big 5G core deal with Verizon, the cable and wireless supplier is forced to suspend 2022 guidance as visibility is being obstructed by persistent component shortages and general supply chain issues.
The Italian operator plans to unveil its long-awaited transformation program on July 7.
The move comes at a time when India is moving closer to the commercial launch of 5G services and will accelerate the introduction of new 5G devices.
Gray explains how she has applied learnings from her military and athletic background to leadership roles in the telecom industry.
The operator said it will cut the price of its FWA service from $50 per month to $30 per month for customers who also subscribe to its Magenta Max smartphone plan.
Tougher trading environment stops coherent optical transport supplier from taking full advantage of burgeoning orders book.
Spanish operator adopts the MiMovistar brand to better reflect its burgeoning portfolio of adjacent services.
Cable industry vet Mitchko-Beale will remain with Charter for an unspecified transition period. Meanwhile, Charter has promoted Justin Colwell, one of its first mobile-focused execs, to drive its converged network strategy.
'We've held very firmly to the [open RAN] architecture and the importance of having an open ecosystem,' said Dish's Stephen Bye. 'And any partner that we bring into our ecosystem understands that.'
Qualcomm has launched a family of 'Pro' series Wi-Fi 7 chips for high-end access points, mesh devices, gateways and premium home routers. Chips are sampling now, with commercial availability expected in about a year.
The platform once touted as a future telco standard has succumbed like so many industry initiatives to Big Tech's advance.
5G might account for just over half of all new handset shipments, but with a dearth of new services consumers have limited reason to embrace it.
Europe's digital chief mulls handing part of network investment bill to US tech giants.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: school's in for TIP; Paramount+ reaches UK, Ireland in June; UK tech regulator de-fanged.
India's authorities are hinting that Xiaomi has illegally transferred funds to its Chinese parent company's subsidiaries. The move is part of the country's broad investigation into all kinds of business dealings involving Chinese companies and executives.
'Just when Verizon is struggling, this is a helping hand from Dallas,' said Recon Analytics' Roger Entner. Verizon recently reported sluggish customer figures, and AT&T is based in Dallas.
CTO Pascal Menezes says the new advisory board will give technology supplier members more of a voice in MEF's strategic vision around cybersecurity, business automation, SD-WAN, underlay connectivity and edge computing.
'Customers with AT&T's private 5G networks will be able to teleoperate Spot immediately,' according to Boston Dynamics. 'And public 5G teleoperation will be made available in the near future.'
AST SpaceMobile's testing will use AT&T's 846.5-849MHz license in Midland, Texas; its 845-846.5MHz license in Honolulu; and its 788-798MHz license in Pine Springs, Texas.