Recent influx of RFP activity is presently 'dominated' by 10-Gig XGS-PON and network orchestration needs, DZS president and CEO says.
In a move aimed at focusing its business on fiber-fed customers and big businesses, Lumen has struck a deal with Apollo to offload a large part of its US network, The WSJ reports.
'Moving customers who are on old networks onto modern, advanced high-speed networks means they will need to have phones and devices that can tap into the latest technologies,' T-Mobile said.
UAE-based instant messaging platform says it can now support 1,000 people on a video call.
Foreign vendors have again been sidelined in China's latest blockbuster 5G tender.
Shentel has historically been a cable and mobile provider, but is now transitioning into a fiber and fixed wireless network operator. It plans to more than double its coverage footprint in the process.
Cybereason says 'multiple threat actors' from China have infiltrated carriers in Southeast Asia. Some attacks, say the cybersecurity firm, go back to 2017.
Alibaba tries to spend its way to rejuvenate its flagging growth, as the likes of JD and Meituan nip at its heels and regulators stare hard at it.
Huawei's chief financial officer is back in a Canadian courtroom this week and her extradition case could run for years.
The two partners expand their existing collaboration to provide satellite services to the maritime industry.
Fueled by expanding deployments of its cloud native 'CableOS' platform, Harmonic believes it will soon only trail CommScope in the CMTS market.
Recent judgment rejecting telcos' appeal to rework the Adjusted Gross Revenue (AGR) dues again puts a question mark over Vodafone Idea's survival in India.
This video covers Juniper's view on the implications of 5G on the network infrastructure and how technology and business models need to evolve to address the new use cases.
The new DirecTV represents the former AT&T US and Puerto Rico video unit covering satellite, streaming and IPTV services, but not HBO Max, which is staying with AT&T's WarnerMedia unit.
The Senate is now scheduled to debate legislation that would set aside $65 billion for broadband in the US. Here are six takeaways from the newest version of this proposal.
AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile are all encouraging their prepaid customers to sign up for more profitable postpaid services. Dish's forthcoming postpaid brand is 'a huge opportunity for us to do the same.'
Hong Kong is aiming to raise at least HK$1.24 billion ($159.5 million) from a 5G spectrum auction across five different bands.
Video conferencing specialist agrees to a settlement, but denies wrongdoing.
Clearfield CEO Cheri Beranek joins the podcast to talk about how she's helped build a company that keeps growing as more and more community broadband providers deploy fiber.
Arianespace launches big telco sats for Embratel and Eutselsat, including a reconfigurable telco satellite. But can it keep competing with SpaceX?
Competitive broadband provider extended fiber-fueled 1-Gig service to 122,000 more homes and small businesses in the first half of 2021 and plans to more than double its reach to 300,000 locations by year-end.
DOCSIS will be part of the UK network 'for a long time to come,' says Mike Fries. Meanwhile, Liberty Global will take multiple paths to 10-Gig in Europe that include FTTP, DOCSIS 4.0 and wholesale partnerships, he says.
Learn about how 5G is transforming the Metro, which is creating both opportunities and challenges for network operators, and how Juniper's Cloud Metro portfolio can help with this transformation.
The data center specialist expects total revenues for 2021 to range between $6.6 and $6.7 billion, a 10% to 11% increase since 2020.
The auction made roughly 200MHz of spectrum available, but 50MHz was reserved for smaller bidders. Rogers doled out the largest amount of cash, with total bids of around $2.6 billion.
Gary Bolton, president and CEO of the Fiber Broadband Association, discusses the newly launched Optical Telecom Installation Certification (OpTIC) program, a new training and certification curriculum for fiber techs in North America.
Not all of that action showed up in the Q2 numbers, but Casa is seeing operator interest head toward next-gen projects such as distributed access architectures, virtual CCAPs and 'high-split' upstream upgrades.
Amazon's rocketing growth has come down to earth as people leave home, but its AWS and ads businesses are climbing sky-high.
Huawei's new smartphones won't have 5G. Instead, they will use Qualcomm chips to connect to 4G networks. It's a shocking turnabout for a company that was just last year the world's biggest smartphone vendor.
Strides made in revenue and adjusted EBITDA. Iliad submits a non-binding offer for UPC Poland.
French billionaire pursues his goal of becoming a leading telecoms player in Europe with a €3.1 billion offer.
Overall cable sales activity decelerated in Q2 2021, but Charter still managed to deliver another 400,000 broadband subs and tack on another 265,000 mobile lines in the period.
Telefónica sees net debt dip 30% between tower sales and O2-Virgin. Latin America suggests it can actually earn money, not just sell family silver.
This week in our WiC roundup: Nearly half of women feel they are overlooked for promotions; there's a new CEO in robot-land; and what it's like being the only girl in class.
Albert Lew, director of product line management from Juniper Networks, joins Light Reading Editor Phil Harvey to discuss some of the key strategy considerations when it comes to 5G security.
AT&T outpaced T-Mobile in postpaid customer additions, and Dish Network plans to shift its business away from T-Mobile. But in response, T-Mobile raised its customer and financial growth expectations.
To realize this pursuit, operators must explore and understand the benefits of streaming, optimize their backends for streaming and pursue low-latency techniques and capabilities.
Samsung Electronics has ridden the chip shortage to deliver boost earnings and revenue despite a fall in handset sales.
The UK incumbent nonetheless continues to make quiet progress in trimming costs.
Facebook recorded its fastest growth in five years, but iOS has yet to bite, and politicians increasingly blame it for vaccine misinformation.
Under a plan crafted by Nokia's former CEO, satellite provider Inmarsat plans to come down to Earth and build terrestrial, private 5G networks in places like ports, straits and airports.
The Kaseya ransomware attack is the latest in a trend of bad actors working together to target the supply chain.
Comcast and NBCU execs insist that the relatively new streaming service can scale up and succeed without M&A, but left the door open to partnerships that can push global distribution.
Spain remains the group's problem child in Q2, as group revenue growth accelerates and core profits stabilize further.
The draft of the broadband section of the new infrastructure bill seems to show that Congress is gently moving the goalposts on what qualifies as an adequately served broadband community.
Broadband gains also fueled the addition of 280,000 mobile lines in Q2, a quarterly record that sent Xfinity Mobile's grand total past 3.38 million lines.
The UK operator is likely to have jettisoned its cable network by the late 2020s as it embarks on a big full-fiber rollout.
Learn about key considerations and success factors for O-RAN Service Management and Orchestration (SMO) and RAN Intelligent Controller (RIC) implementation, and how Juniper is addressing the problem of network slicing in 5G networks.
The Finnish equipment maker's share price soars in Helsinki after it lifts guidance on a strong set of results.
Qualcomm has begun touting its IoT business, which posted $1.4 billion in revenues during Qualcomm's most recent quarter, a figure that's up 83% from the same quarter a year ago.
On the mobile side, Altice USA remains happy with its T-Mobile deal, but is keeping an eye on the MVNO market amid the new Dish-AT&T deal and revised agreements Comcast and Charter have cut with Verizon.
T-Mobile's prepaid brand is offering a free 5G phone and unlimited 5G data services for $25 per month, or roughly half of what Dish's Boost Mobile charges.
Demand for the high-speed technology is fueling take-up of its latest iPhone, according to CEO Tim Cook.
Juniper experienced growth of 8% year-over-year, but the pandemic's impact on manufacturing and availability of hardware components such as silicon chips continues to ripple throughout the telecom industry.
CEO hails record half-year growth for German operator since E-Plus merger in 2015.
Little not to like for shareholders as tech behemoth surpasses analyst expectations again and bags $16.5 billion net profit.
Fiber-fed telcos and ISPs anticipate funds for big broadband buildouts, but they'll be challenged by competing technologies, incumbent dominance and an ever-widening digital divide.
Based on publicly available data from edge computing companies ranging from Verizon to Amazon to Google to EdgeConneX, there aren't more than a few dozen computing locations across the entire US.
Though government-backed broadband programs tend to be larger than many expect, they also 'take longer than you think,' says Carl Russo, who has just added the title of chairman.
The Italian phone incumbent is still losing mobile customers despite its launch of 5G services, and it is running low on assets to sell.
Su Jing clears desk, gets sent for further 'training,' after suggesting autonomous cars will inevitably cause road deaths.
Colt says Remote Access provides users with secure access to their business data and applications, based on their role or profile, from any location.
A newly reported settlement between the state and telecom trade associations likely puts to rest an effort to require broadband providers in New York to offer a $15 tier of service.
MediaTek, which is locked in an increasingly contentious battle with rival Qualcomm, this week raised its 2021 annual revenue growth target from around 40% to above 45%.
The US chips giant has named Qualcomm as the first customer of its new foundry business, raising questions about a conflict of interest.
Driven by rising programming costs, the move follows a price increase for new Sling TV customers introduced in January and the expiration of a one-year price guarantee that took hold last July.
China's tech crackdown continues to roll on, this time targeting edutech and anti-competitive behavior by Internet firms.
The Dutch incumbent manages to beat earnings estimates yet again and maintains its 2021 forecast amid rising fiber costs.
The industry is aflutter about the souped-up version of 5G, but everyone else should curb their enthusiasm.
BT's 'multi million pound' investment in cyber risk specialist will allow it a much more proactive role within organizations, says Omdia analyst Adam Etherington.
Lumen's Mike Benjamin joins the podcast to provide insight into a new remote access trojan, and explain who and what the bad actors were targeting.
That clean up includes letters to almost 200 RDOF auction winners, including Elon Musk's Starlink, that could result in withdrawals of funding for areas already served with broadband.
Dish upgrade from MoffettNathanson's Craig Moffett holds that a new long-term network service agreement with AT&T reduces the risk of a Dish bankruptcy while also giving Dish critical time to build its 5G network.
Some lobbyists have urged policymakers to define broadband as at least 100 Mbit/s upstream and downstream. But there are indications those requirements might be loosened – paving the way for wireless.
Reports say Correos is on the verge of launching an MVNO and also plans to offer fiber and local cloud storage services.
Private equity company Stonepeak agreed to buy Lumen's Latin American business for $2.7 billion. Whether that deal will pave the way for Lumen to sell its US-based DSL business to Apollo remains to be seen.
Snapchat and Twitter both smash Q2 expectations, as Twitter's ad shakeup finds its sweet spot and both platforms concoct new plans for e-commerce.
Last week's telecom news highlights included some spectrum auction and siesta news from Spain, an update on how Verizon moved forward with a fabulous, free 5G phone promotion, and you'll find out what US city took a gamble on building a network that covered 65 square miles with broadband in just 45 days.
While the government worries about RAN diversity, UK operators have become heavily reliant on Ericsson for their 5G cores.
Components makers are in the design phase, but ATX plans to reveal its 1.8GHz product roadmap this fall with a mix of line extenders, multi-port amplifiers and, possibly, a booster-type amp, CTO Jay Lee says.
Nick Read underlines shareholder value message on presentation of Q1 results, exploring options to make African money transfer platform a separate legal entity and allowing 'inorganic opportunities' going forward.
'I think I've only been on three major service provider calls this week,' said Intel's Pat Gelsinger. 'They are really starting to look at those deployments at scale.'
As the dust settles on the new Dish Network deal with AT&T, it's clear that some Dish customers will still need new phones, and that Dish's erstwhile partner T-Mobile stands to lose billions of dollars.
India's Supreme Court rejected the appeal by telcos, including Vodafone Idea, to rectify the 'errors' in the Adjusted Gross Revenue calculations.
With an increased focus on broadband, Consolidated now touts AT&T TV, FuboTV and Philo among its featured streaming TV partners, and hinted at more streaming partnerships to come.
Low interest rates have fueled a flurry of telco deals and listings in Australia and New Zealand.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: how phone signals help sell houses; Proximus joins 25GS-PON MSA massive; Sky adds HDRUHD to sports coverage.
China sets 5GC pace, but overall mobile core network is expected to grow at a much slower rate over the next five years.
A small number of companies, most of them based in America, now play host to critical systems used globally.
Crown Castle said it plans to construct just 5,000 small cells during 2021 and another 5,000 during 2022. That's half what it had previously planned to do.
Low-key low-band auction over in a day. Sum raised barely up above reserve price.
This week: Paul Gaske, EVP and GM of North America at Hughes, on how the company is meeting demand for faster broadband with a new $600 million satellite, why he disagrees that fiber is "future proofed" and more.
Venk Mutalik, a Comcast engineer, developed 'XMF,' a monitoring system powered by spectrum analyzer chips used in ROADMs. XFM reduces the time to pinpoint fiber cuts from two hours to about 90 seconds, Comcast says.
According to EXFO, Viavi has been chasing a merger between the two since November, when Viavi offered to acquire EXFO at $4.75 per share. EXFO just rejected Viavi's latest offer of $8 per share.
Ericsson reckons the in-vogue technology concept will be a 'fundamental' part of 6G, opening another Pandora's box for the mobile industry.
AT&T added a massive number of new mobile customers to its network in the second quarter, just as the ink dried on its new MVNO agreement with Dish Network and its core network agreement with Microsoft.
New subscribers to Hulu's SVOD/pay-TV combo will soon be able to sign up directly from Flex, a streaming platform that Comcast tailors to its base of broadband-only customers.
Company claims nearly 80% of new fiber broadband adds are new AT&T broadband customers. Meanwhile, AT&T's pay-TV losses have slowed as company nears the spin-out of DirecTV.
Vodafone's former tower owner Vantage Towers, which spun off in March, met Q1 revenue targets as more European telcos look to do the same with theirs.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Private 5G? Ericsson and Three are milking it; Sterlite buys Clearcomm; EE gets an A* from RootMetrics.