AT&T updated its online coverage maps to show where it's offering midband 5G services. The operator hopes to cover around 100 million people with its midband network by the end of this year.
Sale of Russian operations via an MBO will halve the group's annual revenues based on 2021 figures.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT's Allera wants to share the social tariff burden; 5G in emerging markets; Orange, 1&1 strike roaming deal.
Europe's biggest operators are selling tower services to the same companies they compete against in the consumer-facing market.
The Indian conglomerate thinks it can be an end-to-end vendor of telecom products, but so do many others.
Comac becomes first enterprise to acquire its own 5G spectrum - but it's unlikely to open the gate to more allocations.
In a muddy corner of England, the UK's telecom incumbent is plotting its future in a world of drone-filled skies and farming robots.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Du virtualizes with Nokia; JSC Ingenium opts for Enea's DPI software; Microsoft goes green for Irish data centers.
The Netherlands is stepping up efforts to connect 19,000 addresses at a cost that recent EU estimates put at up to euro 100,000 per household.
This week in broadband builds: Comcast Business expands in Virginia, NTIA awards $225 million for tribal broadband, Wave 7 progress in North Carolina, TDS Telecom in Wisconsin – and more.
State Attorney General William Tong has opened an investigation into the cable provider after 'nearly 500 complaints' about slow broadband speeds, hidden fees and poor technical support.
Liberty Global's Enrique Rodriguez says the costs for D4.0 gateways won't exceed the costs of today's D3.1 gear. He also outlined how FTTP and DOCSIS 4.0 will fit into the company's network evolution plan.
'We completely disagree with the NLRB's decision and are disappointed in the outcome of this latest ruling,' T-Mobile said in a statement. 'We're considering next steps, including appealing.'
At a recent Qualcomm media gathering, T-Mobile executives indicated the carrier's 5G ambitions now include a 'much more broader' rollout of voice over 5G next year.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telkom SA hit by power-cut costs; CMA launches mobile browser probe; Telecom Italia lets employees disconnect.
Europe's operators are not keen to run their telco workloads on expensive and suboptimal systems owned by US hyperscalers.
Supply of cable vessels near a breaking point as relentless cost-cutting drives out profit down the supply chain.
The optical networking vendor adds pieces to complement its routing and switching portfolio in a market that's still heating up.
CTO Ruy Pinto met up with Light Reading on site at Boeing Satellite in El Segundo, California, earlier this month with an update on the scheduled O3b mPower satellite launch.
Dish Network launched a new website for developers that offers a variety of application programming interfaces (APIs) into its 5G network.
US operator T-Mobile is launching IoT developer kits which is described as "its next step to unleash developers to innovate for wireless."
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: CityFibre and Toob strike network-sharing deal; Nokia upgrades Balitower network; Prysmian settles patents dispute with FiberHome.
Indoor 5G is the next logical step to deliver a great indoor experience and enable advanced use cases. #sponsored
Big changes in mobile technology would bring peril for a company that owes the entirety of its profits to its networks unit.
The latest Light Reading Symposium puts the spotlight on the growing pool of initiatives designed to improve 5G edge services.
Analysts expect Bob Iger, in his return as Disney's CEO, to speed up corporate decision-making and take a fresh look at the company's streaming business. UPDATE: Iger is already pursuing a big reorg.
NTIA has distributed over $55 million so far in planning grants for states to build out broadband offices, identify unserved/underserved areas, perform impact assessments and more.
'T-Mobile controls a grossly outsized portion of the midband spectrum needed to fuel the 5G revolution,' AT&T told the FCC in a petition urging it to withhold T-Mobile's 2.5GHz auction winnings.
Fiber overbuilds continue at relatively high rates, but rising labor and equipment costs paired with higher cost of capital point to diminished returns on investment, MoffettNathanson warns.
Actifai says its tools for service reps have generated sustained ARPU improvements for network operators.
KT, LG Uplus lose their mmWave spectrum after failing to comply with license conditions on network buildouts.
The recession will impact adoption of the recently launched 5G services in the consumer as well as enterprise segments.
Thanks to congressional mandates, the FCC is working to supply information regarding telecom coverage, speeds, latency and a vast array of other data that could affect Americans' shopping habits.
Dan Whalen discusses the origins and goals of a new field tech training and deployment program and how cable network upgrade activity is heating up.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Cellnex says M&A is off the table for now; Arm IPO delayed; Germany backs French rockets.
A firmware update from Dish sent to certain Slingbox models prevents users from resurrecting the devices using a technical workaround to remedy Dish's decision to shut down Slingbox servers on November 9.
The Light Reading editors discuss whether anything interesting is going on in the CBRS spectrum band, updates on Comcast's hybrid fiber/coax (HFC) network, and Kelsey's tour of Boeing's satellite facility in the Notebook Dump for the week ending November 18.
By the end of this year, Nokia hopes to count up to 20 different customers for its various software-as-a-service (SaaS) offerings. The company launched the effort one year ago.
A 200-person startup heavily staffed by former Qualcomm employees says it has a mobile infrastructure chip that would put telcos in charge.
The public can review the first version of the FCC's National Broadband Map and submit challenges to location and availability data.
Just a few years after the US Department of Justice investigated Verizon, AT&T and others for blocking eSIM, the technology is being widely embraced by smartphone vendors, operators and others.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: OneWeb strikes another deal in Africa; Nokia and KPN trial 25G PON; why Deutsche Telekom is a telco lovebrand.
Citing tough economic conditions that have contributed to a turbulent ad spending market and slowing consumer spending, Roku said it will cut 200 jobs in the US.
As coherent optical technology evolves, it introduces new opportunities for operators but also new requirements for addressing those opportunities. Operators are eyeing 400G transport services for both internal and external applications, and pushing coherent optics at 100G data rates down to the metro edge. #sponsored
This week: Prashanth Vijay, CEO of Flume, returns to the podcast to share thoughts on NYC's decision to shift strategies on closing the digital divide. Plus, we discuss Flume's growth over the past year, new buildout plans and its participation in the city's Civilian Climate Corps for workforce development.
Performance varied by market, but Opensignal's first fixed broadband study found some common threads - cable performed well on downloads, fiber led on uploads and FWA players were in the middle on many metrics.
Connecting Africa's Paula Gilbert interviews Light Reading's Kelsey Ziser about her recent tour of Boeing's satellite facility and meeting with SES.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Bouygues looks buoyant; UK government reverses chip plant takeover deal; Greek fiber network goes with Adtran.
Cox Mobile expanded services across Louisiana, the Gulf Coast, Central Florida, Middle Georgia and Northern Virginia. The company also disclosed pricing and hinted at its 5G ambitions.
The maker of Internet routers and switches reported sales growth for its first quarter but saw profits come under pressure.
A bill was withdrawn by the government earlier this year but seems likely to surface in the upcoming budget session.
An astonishing 100% of cable operators responding to a Dell'Oro Group survey say they have deployed or are planning to deploy a virtual cable modem termination system within the next 24 months.
Average data usage for Q3 2022 hit 495.5 gigabytes, up 13.9% versus the year-ago quarter, and the number of broadband subs taking speeds of 1 Gbit/s or more rose 35% year-over-year, according to OpenVault.
The airline industry is asking the Biden administration to further extend prohibitions on C-band 5G around some US airports. That could affect a variety of providers, including T-Mobile and UScellular.
Liabilities of Dito Telecom parent outweigh assets by $500m as company battles to raise fresh funds.
The absence of Deutsche Telekom at Europe's latest 5G auction suggests it is preparing to exit the Romanian mobile market.
Ford and Volkswagen are the latest companies to face legal action over the decision by AT&T and others to shut down their 3G networks.
A few network operators, including GCI and Shaw, are using 'Fiber+' branding to sound less like cable companies.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia senses a 6G opportunity; Hyperoptic boss gets angry about mid-contract price rises; Saudis increase stake in Meta and Google.
Hiring pause exempts 'customer-facing openings and very select other roles,' new Altice CEO Dennis Mathew told company leaders this week.
Light Reading's Mike Dano and Phil Harvey review the Leading Lights Awards categories they judged, ranging from 5G to optical transport.
'Affordability is the number one most cited barrier to broadband adoption,' said the FCC's Alejandro Roark on a webinar kicking off the ACP Outreach Grant Program.
The CTIA argues that there is 'low utilization, low market demand, and a dearth of innovative use cases' in the 3.5GHz CBRS spectrum band. But that claim has sparked furious disagreements.
Update: Comcast confirmed that the cost figure cited by Chief Network Officer Elad Nafshi covers 'mid-split' upgrades, network virtualization and the eventual move to DOCSIS 4.0.
Bids to build a wireless platform for the sprawling 27-square-mile North Texas airport are due this week. The airport wants a private network that routes people, bags and vehicles more efficiently than ever before.
Unicom expects 170,000 basestations to be deployed on refarmed spectrum by year-end.
Wells Fargo now expects the US fiber industry to collectively construct connections to just over 8 million new locations in 2022 - down from the roughly 9 million they had expected.
Amid rampant inflation and concern about energy costs, the UK-headquartered operator is making an even bigger deal about automation.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Eir's flat Q3; new Italian government considers renationalization option for Telecom Italia; Telefonica examines its environmental impact.
Vivek Badrinath indicates recent deals with infrastructure investors do not preclude further combinations.
Light Reading's Iain Morris and Kelsey Ziser review the Leading Lights Awards categories they judged and examine surprising trends that appeared in the submissions.
President Biden nominated Gigi Sohn to the FCC eight months into his presidency, but her nomination was never approved. That might change following midterm elections that favored Democrats.
WOW did not break out any mobile subscriber numbers in its Q3 results – the first full quarter in which the company sold the new offering. 'I think this is a pairing that makes sense,' CEO Teresa Elder said.
John Legere, T-Mobile's former CEO and perhaps the most well known and successful telecom executive of the modern era, applied for the CEO job at Elon Musk's Twitter. Musk said 'no.'
An analysis by Vodafone's most senior technology executive undermines the argument that a surge in data traffic is squeezing profits.
This week in broadband builds: New Mexico awards $39 million for broadband pilot, Ritter partners with Jonesboro, Arkansas, Virginia's Pipers Gap Fiber Project gets funds – and more.
Orange has launched a commercial 5G network in Botswana, the operator's first in Africa.
Charter recently introduced its SpectrumOne promotion that offers home broadband and mobile services for around $50 for the first year. Verizon and T-Mobile have similar offers on the mobile side.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange launches 5G in Botswana; cybersecurity dealmaking; A1 Austria gets rid of in-store paperwork.
Results from Heavy Reading's 2022 Coherent Optics Survey indicate that the future of optics is not one-size-fits-all, but rather, a mix of pluggable and embedded optics across different architectures. #sponsored
Light Reading editors Nicole Ferraro, Mike Dano and Phil Harvey talk about broadband mapping, satellites, space commercialization and more in their recap of the work week ended November 11, 2022.
Netflix said its foray into live streaming will start next year with an event from comedian Chris Rock. The development signals another major expansion in the market for live content.
SK Telecom aims to put artificial intelligence at the center of its business.
For edge computing, 'it is still unknown where it will be deployed or what it will effectively be, and without an application to drive it, it is very hard to describe what the target vertical will be,' BofA wrote.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Cellnex closes Hutchison deal in UK; progress (and lack of it) on renewable energy use; EU lawmakers approve new cyber directive.
Versatel sees chance to approach new customer groups through the fiber network it is building to underpin 1&1's 5G network.
Losses at the Japanese company have mounted and it is now in talks with local banks about the continued funding of its mobile rollout.
The latest report published by T-Mobile's German parent shows a major reduction in US staff numbers this year.
Network slicing is a new capability in 5G architecture that offers a mechanism to create and operate end-to-end logical networks tailored to the requirements of different use cases. The new Heavy Reading 5G Network Slicing Operator Survey is intended to help industry participants better understand the status of this technology.
Northleaf Capital Partners said it will invest $230 million into Mercury Broadband, money that will sit alongside the $68.3 million the company obtained from the FCC's Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF).
Timotheus Hottges is confident that the German operator will achieve its goal of passing 10 million premises with fiber in 2024.
The Internet Society's Sharayah Lane joins the podcast to discuss the digital divide in Indigenous communities across North America, where progress has and hasn't been made, and broadband policy ideas from the recent Indigenous Connectivity Summit.
Optus parent starts to count the cost of customer data breach, warning it could go higher.
RDK Management President Jason Briggs talks priorities for the Reference Design Kit, how smart TVs are entering the RDK picture and why it makes sense to extend support to fixed wireless access devices.
According to a number of analysts and industry executives, AWS is pulling ahead of rivals Microsoft and Google Cloud in the pursuit of telecom network operators' cloud business.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ofcom heads into space; Nokia plugs on-demand core network software; Twitter's Ghanaian employees left high and dry.
The Italian phone incumbent is carving off more bits to sell as the domestic sales decline continues.
The satellite operators join SpaceX, AST SpaceMobile, Globalstar and others with plans to connect smartphones to satellites. But analysts caution it won't happen soon.
In a blog and memo to staff, Facebook's founder says the old normal is back and that he misjudged the market.
Vodafone forms 'co-control' partnership with GIP and KKR for Vantage Towers.