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Eurobites: DT dabbles in blockchain as it bolsters German mobile network
News Analysis | 6/1/2023

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telia sings the praises of mmWave; Vodafone wishes to save electronic waste from landfill; IoT data trading predicted to rise.

Minority shareholder wants Consolidated to reject Searchlight, BCI bid
News Analysis | 6/1/2023

In a letter, the Consolidated shareholder said it is the 'wrong time to sell,' calling the bid an 'effort to bottom fish for our company.'

Charter to profit from network upgrades and expansions
News Analysis | 6/1/2023

New analysis of Charter's aggressive network upgrade and fiber-building plans envisions broadband sub growth, a jolt to broadband ARPU and a rise in the company's overall value.

American Tower and IBM take sustainability from the cloud to the edge
LRTV Interviews | 6/1/2023

American Tower and IBM executives join the podcast to discuss how the tower company's acquisition of CoreSite has impacted its data center business, how the edge computing market is evolving, and why sustainability and energy consumption is a growing concern for both American Tower and IBM.

Exploring cable's urge to converge
LRTV Interviews | 5/31/2023

CableLabs' Randy Levensalor explained how and why the cable industry is paving a path to wireline/wireless network service convergence, and some of the challenges that lie ahead.

AWS is on a mission to port open RAN to Arm and end x86 monopoly
News Analysis | 5/31/2023

With its Graviton processors, AWS is working with Nokia and other software companies to provide an architectural choice for telcos.

Airtel to take data center arm Nxtra to Africa
News Analysis | 5/31/2023

Indian telecom giant, Bharti Airtel, is all set to take its data center business, Nxtra to Africa with plans to build five big data centers in the continent.

France steers steady ship as FTTH rollout slows
News Analysis | 5/31/2023

Latest Arcep report points to slightly slower operator revenue and FTTH rollout and subscriber growth in 2022.

Google Fiber expanding in Tennessee
News Analysis | 5/31/2023

Tied into a broader expansion plan, Google Fiber has cut a deal to build a fiber network in Franklin, Tennessee. It'll be Google Fiber's second broadband market in the state.

Inside the race to put 'Made in the USA' on 5G
News Analysis | 5/31/2023

'We have no radio manufacturing in China,' Mavenir wrote in response to questions from Light Reading. Other 5G equipment vendors made similar assurances, but the devil remains in the details.

Eurobites: VEON in final stages of Russia operations sale
News Analysis | 5/31/2023

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Keysight and Nokia to test sub-Terahertz equipment for 6G; China Telecom to establish a quantum technology group; GSMA says progress on eliminating the gender mobile gap has stalled.

Banglalink uses 4G to help customers prepare for extreme weather
News Analysis | 5/31/2023

Banglalink has included a cyclone tracking feature in its MyBL app to help customers prepare for cyclone, with cyclone Mocha being the first to test it.

More upgrade options surface for 'NextGenTV'
News Analysis | 5/30/2023

A set-top from ADTH powered by software from Tolka is the first certified 'NextGenTV' upgrade box. Additional set-tops supporting the new ATSC 3.0 standard are in the works.

Omdia's Fernando Montenegro on the democratization of generative AI in cybersecurity
LRTV Interviews | 5/30/2023

Omdia's Fernando Montenegro joins the podcast to discuss recent security trends such as the increased use of AI for cybersecurity. He also shares how security teams are improving their response times to threats and growth of the use of SASE services.

Indoor 5G and how to solve it
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 5/30/2023

The good news is there are many ways to deliver brilliant indoor 5G networks to industrial venues, campus networks and all manner of commercial and public buildings.

US cable captured 75% of mobile net adds in Q1 – study
News Analysis | 5/30/2023

US cable's nearly 12 million mobile lines still represents 'little more than a rounding error' in the wireless market, but cable is 'crowding out the growth available to the Big Three,' said MoffettNathanson.

Version two of FCC broadband map increases unserved locations by 0.2%
News Analysis | 5/30/2023

In a blog post following the FCC's map release, the NTIA said it is still 'on track' to make BEAD allocations by June 30.

The Divide: USTelecom's Jonathan Spalter on striving for universal connectivity
CxO Spotlight | 5/30/2023

This week: Jonathan Spalter, CEO of USTelecom, joins the show to discuss how the telecommunications industry is working toward closing the digital divide, and what it will take to make the BEAD program a success.

An app store for 5G network operators could open – eventually
DanoVision | 5/30/2023

Smartphone app stores gave birth to a range of apps such as Angry Birds, Instagram and even Fart World. Now, open RAN technology may create a similar marketplace for xApps and rApps for 5G networks.

Nvidia 'superchip' for SoftBank strikes at Intel, boosts Arm in open RAN
News Analysis | 5/30/2023

The hottest chipmaker in the world right now has a product for managing radio access network and AI workloads and one of Japan's biggest telcos has bitten.

Small cell focus still largely on densification
News Analysis | 5/30/2023

While densification seems to be the main focus for small cell deployments, use cases such as indoor 5G coverage and private networks are emerging.

Eurobites: Sky to cut hundreds of jobs – report
News Analysis | 5/30/2023

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Portuguese authorities round on Huawei; Nokia unveils new core software; Arm touts new chip designs.

Driving supply chain resiliency for open RAN development
LRTV Interviews | 5/26/2023

In this panel from Mobile World Congress 2023, Light Reading's Kelsey Ziser and other participants discuss the economic and technological impacts of the supply chain on open RAN deployments.

The Notebook Dump: Banks, broadband, Big 5G
LRTV Interviews | 5/26/2023

Light Reading editors discuss big topics from last week's Big 5G Event in Austin, plus updates on the national broadband map, what to make of the latest Dish/Amazon rumor and more.

How AT&T won DFW's $10M private 5G business
News Analysis | 5/26/2023

Dallas Fort Worth airport hosts 72.2 million passengers a year and employs 30,000 people across 26.9 miles. 'We really need a private wireless network,' said Mike Youngs, the airport's VP for IT.

The Buildout: New construction from Spectrum, TDS, GoNetspeed
News Analysis | 5/26/2023

This week in broadband builds: Spectrum RDOF construction, GoNetspeed launches in two New York towns, Comcast expands in Florida, TDS wins in Wisconsin and more.

What's the Story? The Leading Lights Awards
LRTV Interviews | 5/26/2023

Editors Phil Harvey and Kelsey Ziser discuss which Leading Lights Awards categories are new and their advice for submitting a solid entry.

Marvell and Nvidia ride the AI and custom-silicon waves
News Analysis | 5/26/2023

Shares in both chipmakers are up as they predict untold riches thanks to a surge of interest in AI, but some are warning of a bubble.

Eurobites: EU approves Viasat/Inmarsat deal
News Analysis | 5/26/2023

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Saudi-Europe subsea deal agreed; Tesla rear-ended by data issues; OpenAI boss loves Europe after all.

EY: Telcos need to show more digital ambition in 5G enterprise space
News Analysis | 5/26/2023

Consultancy warns that telcos aiming to diversify beyond connectivity are in danger of missing out on a massive opportunity.

BT's Division X bets on giant touchscreen in a container
News Analysis | 5/25/2023

Still alive and kicking, the special ops bit of UK telecom incumbent BT is launching a set of immersive experiences for schools and businesses.

Voice calling is finally making its way onto 5G
News Analysis | 5/25/2023

AT&T is testing VoNR in its labs and plans to move to early field validation later this year. Meanwhile, T-Mobile and Dish Network are also moving forward with deployments.

South Korean memory firms squeezed in US chip clampdown
News Analysis | 5/25/2023

Korean government asks US to ease Chips Act rules for Samsung and SK Hynix.

MetTel's Max Silber on keeping IoT simple with managed services
LRTV Interviews | 5/25/2023

MetTel's Max Silber provided an update on MetTel's Single SIM service and shared his thoughts on what the convergence of wired and wireless networks means for the industry at large.

How CableLabs is zeroing in on vRAN and open RAN
LRTV Interviews | 5/25/2023

Mark Poletti, the lead wireless architect at CableLabs, explains how CableLabs is focused on supporting the transition from vRAN to open RAN. The industry organization is also working toward open RAN conformance, performance and interoperability testing.

Cable's Wi-Fi hotspots aren't for wholesale
News Analysis | 5/25/2023

'We ... don't offer wholesale access to our Wi-Fi network,' a Comcast representative confirmed after MobileX sought access to the Wi-Fi networks operated by Comcast and Charter.

Eurobites: Ericsson hopes to move on from Iraq following legal victory
News Analysis | 5/25/2023

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Iceland trials OneWeb connectivity; Microsoft appeals UK's Activision decision; AI and data privacy.

HPE and Ampere take aim at Intel with vision of Arm-based open RAN server
News Analysis | 5/25/2023

US server maker HPE is teaming up with one of the hottest chip startups on a product that could provide much needed competition to Intel.

Omdia's Roz Roseboro: The cloud is as transformational as it is buzzy
LRTV Interviews | 5/24/2023

Omdia's Roz Roseboro discussed how 5G and the rise of the distributed workforce have changed how enterprises utilize the cloud. She also provided a sneak peek into her research on AI and the customer experience.

Vodafone UK gets serious over health
News Analysis | 5/24/2023

Vodafone UK describes the creation of a division that targets the health 'vertical' as an 'exciting first.'

Davidson: Lapse in ACP funding will have negative effect on BEAD
News Analysis | 5/24/2023

'We won't be able to reach our goal of affordable networks without it,' said Davidson of the ACP during a House hearing. The program is projected to run out of funds by next year.

Juniper CTO Raj Yavatkar seeks new networking breakthroughs
CxO Spotlight | 5/24/2023

Quantum security, energy efficiency and widespread AI use are all on the whiteboard at Juniper Beyond Labs. CTO Raj Yavatkar discusses his 'pathfinder' strategy to turn ideas into networking reality.

Napatech: It's the software
LRTV Interviews | 5/24/2023

'We give them a true IT experience,' says Napatech's Charlie Ashton about the company's customers. Napatech sells hardware and software for networking chips.

Footprint expansion key to Comcast's road to broadband subs growth, CEO says
News Analysis | 5/24/2023

Comcast is on track to 1 million passings in 2023 via fill-ins, edge-outs and 'hyberbuilds,' and is expected to pursue government subsidy dollars more aggressively in the coming years.

Eurobites: Airbus gets on board with Cellnex for mission-critical comms
News Analysis | 5/24/2023

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: DAZN fights the content pirates; CityFibre boss responds to Equinox 2 decision; BT to stop printing the Phone Book.

Ofcom backs BT over altnets in broadband pricing dispute
News Analysis | 5/24/2023

The UK telecom regulator has blessed BT's controversial Equinox 2 plans to lower the wholesale price of full-fiber lines.

Heavy Reading's Jennifer Clark on AI for UX
LRTV Interviews | 5/23/2023

Heavy Reading's Jennifer Clark discusses industry progress around AI and how service providers can use it to improve user experience.

Comcast unleashes $20 'NOW TV' streaming service for broadband subs
News Analysis | 5/23/2023

NOW TV, a service featuring 60-plus channels, Peacock Premium and a 20-hour cloud DVR, is 'a great starter video service' that will be packaged with broadband, says Comcast Cable CEO Dave Watson.

Vestberg, Sievert and Stankey all promise 5G growth
News Analysis | 5/23/2023

Verizon's Hans Vestberg, T-Mobile's Mike Sievert and AT&T's John Stankey said they would grow their 5G business. But they're all facing competition from cable and a slowdown in new wireless customers.

BSNL prepares to launch India's first homegrown 4G network
News Analysis | 5/23/2023

BSNL has given a purchase order to a TCS-led consortium and plans to make a service available by the end of June.

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