Marc Rouanne defends his technology choices and eyes an operationally efficient network future once Dish Network's buildout is complete.
This week: Gigi Sohn joins the show to discuss her FCC nomination process, plus top priorities for the FCC when it comes to broadband, the future of the ACP, broadband mapping, her new role as executive director at AAPB and much more.
Verizon Business CEO Kyle Malady touted upcoming advances in private 5G, mobile edge computing, network slicing and standalone 5G in a new interview.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: German minister sticks up for Big Tech in 'fair share' furore; Dutch lead European 5G pack, says Opensignal; A1 Bulgaria dips a toe into Nokia's Cloud RAN.
ESPN's reported plan to offer its channel directly to consumers could forever change the traditional pay-TV bundle.
AT&T argued that neither T-Mobile nor SpaceX has done its homework. The operator said they haven't provided the details necessary to support connections between T-Mobile phones and SpaceX satellites.
Light Reading editors discuss takeaways from this week's Big 5G Event in Austin, Texas, including monetization models for 5G, the state of open RAN, MVNOs and more.
Jason Wallin, principal architect for John Deere's Global Information Technology group, discusses the technology choices and scale implications facing John Deere as it seeks to make its manufacturing facilities more nimble and efficient.
This week in broadband builds: Washington awards $121 million; Spectrum expands in Hamden, Maine; Cox to get $1 million in Oklahoma - and more.
Bill Hogg, the CEO of Gigapower, a fiber network company formed by the AT&T-BlackRock joint venture, says multiple ISPs are interested in Gigapower's multi-market open access model.
Most telcos have sidelined consumer 5G as they pursue a swathe of new digital opportunities.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UK has a chips plan; OneWeb sends up 16 more satellites; EU tells off TikTok.
Charter's MVNO deal and partnership with Verizon is so good 'they've actually reduced some of the incentive to go hard and fast' with CBRS, says CEO Chris Winfrey.
'If you ask what's driving the growth, it's that, it's end-user demand,' said Cisco CFO Scott Herren, in reporting undimmed demand for the company's networking products.
CEO Philip Jansen expects up to 42% of existing BT roles to have disappeared by the end of the decade, thanks partly to generative AI.
Usage-based billing for home broadband services 'is gradually becoming a less effective tool for moderating usage,' OpenVault said in its Q1 'Broadband Insights' report.
Paradise Mobile CEO Sam Tabbara said the company will kick off the next step in its broad strategy: opening operations to developers.
Ed Fox, CTO of New York-based MetTel, discusses two network services that could be bright spots for service providers: in-building connectivity and fixed-wireless access (FWA).
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: WindTre upgrades with Amdocs; Vodafone Portugal boosts UC offer with RingCentral; Ofcom rates telcos' customer service.
A new report sees APAC taking over in terms of subscriber numbers and Europe in terms of revenue by 2030.
Lumen Technologies' Chris Smith and IBM's Craig Wilson join the podcast to discuss security for AI and the multicloud. Smith shares updates on Lumen's Rapid Threat Defense security service and its security intel team, Black Lotus Labs.
At the Big 5G event in Austin, many speakers addressed the issue of sustainability, speaking of improving energy efficiency and ensuring 6G has environmental KPIs built into it.
Chad Wilkerson, the director of sustainability and infrastructure sourcing at T-Mobile, said there are plenty of benefits awaiting the mobile network operators that focus on the environment.
Ashish Yadav, head of strategic alliances and technical product marketing at Capgemini, discusses Capgemini's work with 5G carriers, the company's success in the NTIA's 5G Challenge promoting interoperable wireless network equipment and more.
Swedish vendor Ericsson's proposal for a new lower layer split is a delaying tactic or attempt to seize control of specifications, according to sources.
Boingo Wireless' Rachel Rea provided an update on Boingo's 5G and Wi-Fi deployments across transportation hubs in New York and New Jersey such as the New York Port Authority.
With Tencent and China Mobile joining market leader Alibaba in slashing prices, the China cloud market looks set to enter a brutal price war.
Is open RAN technology a good fit for private mobile networks? And what do network operators think? A new Heavy Reading open RAN survey delivers insight.
Verizon released new pricing plans that put 5G at the center of the operator's strategy. However, some analysts aren't convinced that Verizon will be able to rekindle customer growth.
Broadband map anxiety is on the rise ahead of BEAD fund allocations in June, both in terms of the FCC's readiness and regarding how the NTIA is letting states use their own data.
The enterprise services unit has snapped up executives from AWS, BT and T-Systems to bring diverse talents to the leadership team.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UK altnets reach 8 million premises; Poland's Hawe Telekom turns to Infinera; Musk's Starlink gear discounted in UK.
Data center provider is expanding global capacity by half to meet spiraling demand for digital services.
Comcast is 'more than likely than not' to sell its one-third stake in Hulu to Disney, says company Chairman and CEO Brian Roberts.
'There's a lot of interest in the US government now for adopting 5G,' said Mike Murphy, Ericsson's top technology executive in North America, during a keynote at the Big 5G Event.
Cox has struck a deal to acquire the remaining interest in Unite Private Networks, combine it with Segra and create a new, stand-alone company focused on commercial business services.
Chief Network Officer Marc Rouanne said the company will initially focus on energy and spectrum efficiency starting in the second half.
IBM's Ray Harishankar joins the podcast to discuss the company's efforts to improve quantum computing security, progress on standards development for quantum cryptography and IBM's role in GSMA's Post-Quantum Telco Network Taskforce.
Use cases for 6G are being explored, but much of the targeted spectrum is full of incumbents. Experts insist this scenario requires the industry to figure out how to revolutionize spectrum sharing.
Vodafone's new boss Margherita Della Valle plans to cut 11,000 jobs in three years, raising questions about the European operator's direction.
Equipped with over $35 million in grants, and aided with geospatial technology from Render, Tennessee's STEMC expects to complete its network buildout a year early.
Fixed wireless access is winning the broadband share battle in the US, but 'cable adds will recover' as FWA subscriber adds slow, according to a New Street Research report that sizes up the US broadband sector.
Cambium Networks said it will release a fiber product later this year. The company provides fixed wireless equipment to network operators, but appears keen to chase government subsidies for fiber.
The US supplier has been selected to provide technology for up to 10,000 rural sites for one of India's biggest operators.
Google Fiber has set the stage to launch services in Logan, Utah, where it will tangle with Comcast and Lumen. It's also looking for businesses and educational institutions to test 20-Gig speeds in four markets.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Bouygues buoyant in Q1; TIM sell-off saga latest; smart-city developments in Italy and the UK.
Dennis Hoffman, SVP and GM of Dell's telecom systems business, discusses Dell's approach to private networks and its partner ecosystem that aims to give carriers more technology choices when building and extending 5G networks.
TXO data shows supply chain issues have pushed many operators to look to the circular economy for solutions and its CEO says these customers are not going away.
The Next G Alliance is working to set up public-private partnerships to promote 6G testing and innovation. It's the next phase of the group's efforts to promote American wireless technology development.
New deal makes YouTube TV WideOpenWest's 'dedicated live television offering.' WOW will stop selling and marketing its own pay-TV services as it looks to migrate customers to YouTube TV.