CEO John Stankey said fiber sub growth will ramp up after AT&T ended 2021 with a bunch of new inventory. AT&T added 271,000 fiber subs in Q4 2021, about the same it added in the year-ago period.
The UK incumbent also plans to unveil a dedicated 'open RAN innovation center' this year, although chief architect still seems to prefer 'major global vendors.'
Iliad Italia launches a new fiber plan with incentives for its existing mobile subscribers.
Shares in Big Tech are down since the beginning of the year as investors fret about a return to the old normal. They shouldn't.
Company claims its software, when tightly integrated with the modem or gateway, provides a fresh way to support app-targeted, low-latency capabilities on DOCSIS networks while still being compatible with the CableLabs specs.
As Microsoft's sprawling cloud creates a desperate dependency among businesses, the company said its cloud and 5G can forge new business models for network operators.
The UK operator needs 3G out of the way before it can rely on open RAN.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: private networks a-go-go; UK smart devices safety bill gets second reading; ageing rocker gives Spotify an ultimatum.
The FCC said the new rules are in response to ISPs engaging in 'a pattern of new practices that inhibit competition' in apartment buildings and other multi-tenant environments.
Nvidia would owe SoftBank $1.25 billion if its purchase of Arm fails.
'2022 is positioned to be our best year yet,' Verizon CFO Matt Ellis declared. But some analysts aren't so sure. 'We struggle to buy into a longer-term growth story,' argued the MoffettNathanson analysts.
Garten says there's a misconception in the industry that traditional approaches to security can be applied easily to the cloud.
Verizon's FWA subscriber result, which includes both business and residential customers, outpaced the growth of Fios Internet in Q4 2021.
Swedish equipment vendor is guiding for a sharp increase in profitability as it aims to grow its market share and corner the enterprise sector.
Cable company Cox inked an MVNO deal with Verizon in January 2021 and planned to launch mobile services by October 2021. The company spent roughly $99 million on the effort. But then T-Mobile got in the way.
SPONSORED: Heavy Reading's Open RAN Operator Survey examines the cost and performance trade-offs for O-RUs.
Charter, which is still grappling with pole access issues in some areas, has launched gigabit broadband, mobile, TV and voice services via FTTP to more than 1,230 homes and small businesses in rural El Paso.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Transsion chooses HERE for location services upgrade; Helios eyes African fintech; 5G for cycling, sausages.
With the administration now holding 35.8% of the company, the Indian operator must clear pending dues in four years to limit the government's involvement.
The one-woman consulting firm made a big splash last year when it took over the Swedish vendor's stand, but this year its 'Cloud City' will be an online experience only.
Dish Network is estimated to have around 1,000 cell towers up and running today. That figure could increase to around 15,000 by this summer. It would need to reach at least 40,000 for nationwide coverage.
The GSMA reported 109,000 attendees at its show in Barcelona, Spain, in 2019. GSMA Director General Mats Granryd expects a similar turnout in 2022.
Launch of 2-Gig and 5-Gig FTTP tiers in 70-plus markets puts more pressure on cable ops to enhance their existing DOCSIS 3.1 network or accelerate their upgrade activity centered on the new DOCSIS 4.0 specs.
CEO Jim Long says the startup is using digital 'beachheads' to gain initial footholds in various US markets, with plans to follow with deployments of antenna sites that can stream out larger channel lineups.
'I will forever be one of Verizon's biggest fans, and will be rooting for the team for years to come,' Sanyogita Shamsunder wrote on LinkedIn of her departure from Verizon.
T-Mobile offered the Christian College of Georgia $1 million to buy its 2.5GHz spectrum license, which the carrier has been leasng. The company also told the college it could not sell the license to anyone else, even if it could get a better price.
Former TIM Brasil CEO takes over all powers of ex-CEO Luigi Gubitosi.
Gina Nienaber explains service providers' priorities for IP/optical convergence, and she shares insights from a recent Heavy Reading survey on the topic.
Research firm estimates nascent tech will account for around 15% of the overall 2G-5G RAN market by 2026.
They will work on aerial and space communication, holographic beamforming, 3D-connected intelligence in cybersecurity, microelectronics and photonics.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: some Brits ditch their smartphones; trade bodies sign up to EU green scheme; is 5G really good for the environment?
Europe remains awash with four-player mobile markets, despite the best efforts of the region's investors.
Investment last year totaled 25.9 billion yuan ($4.1 billion) across 209 projects.
'Today's investment marks another significant way Intel is leading the effort to restore US semiconductor manufacturing leadership,' Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger said in a statement.
SPONSORED: Heavy Reading's Open RAN Operator Survey identifies steady, not spectacular, progress.
The regional sports network, still blacked out on Comcast or Dish, is now available in the Mile High City on Evoca's expanding hybrid over-the-air/over-the-top pay-TV service.
Lebanon's M1 Group is said to be partnering with Shwe Byain Phyu Group to buy Telenor Myanmar.
Andreas Olah explains how service providers can deliver AR/VR, edge computing, IoT and intelligent automation capabilities as-a-service to enterprise customers, and how both parties can benefit from the as-a-service delivery model.
Data contributed 77.3% of Tata Communications' revenue in the December 2021 quarter, while voice services contributed just 13.2%.
Comcast and Nokia are building a private 4G/5G private network at Philadelphia's Wells Fargo Center. In addition to supporting a range of use cases, Comcast will also use the deployment to showcase its private wireless prowess.
'It's layer one equipment that cannot be used to route or redirect customer traffic,' the company wrote in response to questions from Light Reading.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: who's up and who's down in the Fiber Development Index; European Commission probes consumer IoT market; Telefónica Tech becomes Teams player.
The video-streaming firm often grouped with the Internet giants remains a one-trick pony while competition is rising.
Research firm finds most network operators currently content with 5G NSA and DSS to deliver next-gen connectivity.
International flights have resumed after a day of 5G-related cancellations. But worries over C-band interference continue, and the situation could ultimately cost years and billions of dollars.
Netflix shares dropped almost 19% after the streaming giant announced it added 8.28 million subs in Q4 2021, missing an expected 8.5 million. Netflix ended the period with 221.84 million paid streaming subs worldwide.
Since divesting from Telia Company in June 2021, Telia Carrier has been developing a new brand, name and look with inspiration from the stars.
Citizen Lab said it advised the Beijing Olympic Committee of the security flaw on December 3 but since have had no response from either the committee or the app developer.
Mediacom says settlement will also provide access to conduit and the ability to overlash aerial network in a way that fast-tracks the operator's own '10G' upgrades.
India’s Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology is seeking applications from 100 companies as part of its Design Linked Incentive (DLI) scheme.
Authorities in the UK should drop their obsession with ensuring luxury broadband services are brought to remote communities.
The iPhone maker has filed a suit with the US ITC and is seeking a US import ban of Ericsson mobile infrastructure products.
'There's a term for what the FAA and the aviation industry is doing: blackmail. It is a criminal offense,' wrote research firm Strand Consult of the troubled launch of 5G in C-band spectrum.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT signs with Rackspace; UK government doubles down on cybersecurity; Red Cross hacked.
New service from Comcast Technology Solutions enables programmers and streaming services to analyze video, audio and captioning data to deliver targeted ads, support TV binge-viewing and auto-generate sports highlight reels.
Ziply Fiber, an operator that tangles with Comcast and Charter, has launched two multi-gigabit tiers in 60 urban areas, aiming for all markets by Q2 2022.
SPONSORED: Heavy Reading's Open RAN Operator Survey gauges industry interest in open RAN for smaller-scale private and venue networks.
AT&T, Dish Network and T-Mobile were among the big winners of the FCC's Andromeda midband spectrum auction for 5G. Here are the details of what they paid for and what they're getting.
Verizon Frontline tackles first responder challenges with a prototype response vehicle that operates on a 5G network.
Lumos Networks, North American Tower, Shentel and Ting Internet have reportedly been shortlisted to provide broadband service in the politically charged market.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Türk Telekom trials Wi-Fi 6E; World Mobile connectivity boost for Zanzibar; Orange hits the 6 million mark on fiber.
5G SA devices are also increasing, but reports indicate that slow take-up of 5G SA networks is hampering mobile core network growth.
A $68.7 billion takeover of Activision Blizzard by the software giant promises a future deluge of network traffic.
Pacific island state Tonga will be without Internet services for at least a month after a massive volcanic eruption cut the sole international cable link.
China Mobile, China Telecom and China Unicom are stepping up to support the national crusade to boost China's computing power.
The UK operator's launch of open RAN technology is a brave step as doubts linger about the path ahead.
Juniper has updated its Session Smart Router (SSR) SD-WAN platform with intrusion detection and prevention systems (IDS/IPS), URL filtering capabilities and Juniper-branded hardware.
Elon Musk's nascent broadband will need to radically accelerate the rate of satellite launches – and navigate tricky supply chain logistics – if it's going to come close to fulfilling its global ambition.
Apple is facing new patent-infringement allegations from Ericsson, which ultimately wants Apple to license Ericsson's 5G patents. Specifically, Ericsson wants $5 for every iPhone that Apple sells.
AT&T agreed to temporarily defer turning on a limited number of towers' due to concerns from the US airlines industry. Verizon said it would do the same.
New data shows that 5G phone shipments in China reached over 266 million units in 2021.
Jeff Baumgartner explains what the rebranding of two cable companies means for the customers and markets they serve.
O2 Germany activates 4G open RAN small cells in Munich; 5G SA minicells to follow later this year.
If misery loves company, there's plenty to go around in pay-TV. Cable operators, satellite players and the telcos have all pivoted their businesses to adapt to a pay-TV market that's crumbling beneath their feet.
Symbotic's interest in 5G is noteworthy considering a wide range of companies in the global wireless industry are hoping that 5G becomes a necessity in the warehouse of the future.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: counting the cost of GDPR transgressions; shareholders back Vodacom's Egyptian deal; Proximus in poles position.
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The latest is between New Zealand's 2degrees and Orcon, who aim to combine into a new company worth around $2.3B.
The government scheme may look wasteful to critics when Italy already looks on track for nationwide fiber coverage.
Norwegian telco agrees to sell 51% stake in mobile money venture to local player Yoma.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Portugal's IP Telecom upgrades with Nokia; Orange turns to solar power in Côte d'Ivoire; Intracom Telecom expands mmWave range for FWA.
US worries about 5G having negative effects on aircraft safety systems don't seem to spread internationally, as other countries take a relaxed view.
Zayo's CTO says the team-up with QOS will provide customers with more options for managed and co-managed SD-WAN services.
The results of the FCC's auction of midband spectrum between 3.45GHz and 3.55GHz are in: AT&T spent $9 billion, Dish spent $7.3 billion, T-Mobile spent $2.9 billion. And Verizon spent nothing.
During a debate in front of the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit Friday, New Street Research analysts believe Dish Network lawyers faced difficult questioning.
Fraser Stirling upped to global chief product officer; Elad Nafshi rises to EVP and chief network officer; Rick Rioboli named chief technology and information officer; and Noam Raffaelli named SVP, wireless engineering, emerging technologies and business.
The specs, which define a set of wireless adapters for network nodes and cable modems, aim to reduce deployment costs and tap into various spectrum bands, including CBRS, ISM and even TV white spaces.
An intended comeback by the Swedish equipment vendor bodes well for the Barcelona-based trade show.
Telia activates commercial 5G services in Vilnius using its existing 2.1GHz frequencies and dynamic spectrum sharing technology.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: TIM rides the rails; BT chairman in line for regulator role; Ukraine suffers massive cyberattack.
Taiwanese semiconductor firm looks to capture future growth in 5G and high-performance computing with a planned capex splurge of between $40 billion and $44 billion during 2022.
The Chinese equipment vendor is investing in dozens of companies across various parts of the semiconductor supply chain.
Trump's State Department launched a 'Clean Networks' initiative that rallied US allies against Huawei. Biden's new 'Alliance for the Future of the Internet' likely will do the same.
Brian Cox, who plays the grumpy, foul-mouthed patriarch Logan Roy in the hit HBO series, sprinkles in some F-bombs to congratulate Rogers Chairman Edward Rogers for his role in ousting former CEO Joe Natale.
The FAA has so far issued a total of 1,462 Notice to Air Missions (NOTAMs) at 50 airports around the country. Each NOTAM is directed at a particular location or type of aircraft or pilot.
Kevin Hart, Cox's former CTO, said fiber-focused Segra will pursue growth by expanding into adjacent areas, broadening its product slate and seeking opportunities in unserved and underserved markets.
Led by Korea's SKT and KT, this is seen as a strategic move that will lift growth and innovation.
Telco resistance to all-in deals with public cloud vendors could suit the edge middleware startup, but it might need a different approach.
Stepping beyond recent network-side trials, Comcast's latest DOCSIS 4.0 trial featured a prototype modem powered by Broadcom silicon.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange Slovakia has a new boss; BT's new X-man; Vodafone thwarts the SMS scammers.