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The 150-year march toward gender parity in telecom
News Analysis | 5/31/2022

Ericsson's Ciricia Proulx and Rogers' Tess Van Thielen weave statistics and real-world examples into the conversation to explain why there's still a long road ahead to achieve gender and diversity parity in business.

ViaSat-3 satellite service launch slips to early 2023
News Analysis | 5/31/2022

A delay on the first of three new high-capacity satellites poised to provide global coverage will briefly push out Viasat's plan to add critical capacity to its residential satellite broadband service.

Rogers and Shaw merger is off… for now
News Analysis | 5/31/2022

The planned C$26 billion ($20.6 billion) takeover has run into regulatory objections because of the feared impact it may have on mobile competition.

Cable Next-Gen Europe returns online
Alantown | 5/31/2022

As we have for the past two years, Light Reading will present our Cable Next-Gen Europe conference as a free digital symposium on June 21.

Eurobites: TIM looking for $21.5B for landline network
News Analysis | 5/31/2022

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefonica Tech secures small business; Germany's VR startups stymied by no Meta-verse; Qualcomm proposes Arm investment.

BT and Ericsson team to offer private 5G networks
News Analysis | 5/31/2022

The UK operator and Swedish vendor plan new joint offering for a range of industries and see big demand from UK businesses.

After Totogi, Royston wants to cloudify the entire telco stack
News Analysis | 5/31/2022

Danielle Royston still has a $1 billion fund at her disposal and is biding her time as the technology sector contracts.

Digital infrastructure gamblers begin placing their bets
News Analysis | 5/31/2022

Some companies are plowing money into fiber networks. Others are betting on a 5G future. And there's plenty of disagreement about which bet is the one that will provide the biggest and quickest payout.

Altice USA won't ditch HFC just yet
News Analysis | 5/31/2022

Altice USA CFO Michael Grau told JP Morgan investors the third-largest US MSO will keep its cable network as it overbuilds that plant with fiber-to-the-home.

India's tax authorities issue lookout circular for Huawei CEO
News Analysis | 5/31/2022

Li approached the Delhi High Court to challenge the LOC, which he claims has caused a 'huge blow' to his reputation, and that of Huawei India.

Dito issues warning as losses mount
News Analysis | 5/31/2022

Dito CME, the parent of the Philippines' newest operator, struggles to find a foothold against two powerful incumbents.

Nokia mobile boss says Russia backlash could bring 5G gains
News Analysis | 5/30/2022

Some countries are making up their minds about high-risk vendors and Nokia's mobile market share has stabilized after earlier setbacks, says Tommi Uitto.

Vodafone CEO Read widens pay gap with his staff
Morris Lore | 5/30/2022

Despite shareholder unhappiness with the UK operator's recent performance, CEO compensation rose 17% last year, its annual report shows.

TIM closes in on Open Fiber merger deal
News Analysis | 5/30/2022

Italian operator and state lender CDP sign preliminary agreement, with backing from KKR and Macquarie Asset Management.

Sandvine's Samir Marwaha on helping networks deal with Big Tech's traffic
LRTV Interviews | 5/30/2022

Sandvine CSO on how they are helping network operators understand traffic in the era of Big Tech's domination of the Internet.

Omdia's Pablo Tomasi on private networks in the US vs. Europe
LRTV Interviews | 5/30/2022

Private networks are front and center at events like Big 5G – but there are some big differences between how the US and Europe are deploying them.

China's PLA wants to be able to take out Starlink
News Analysis | 5/30/2022

PLA scientists say the LEO network's capabilities, including huge global footprint, ubiquitous broadband and low latency, pose a military threat to China.

Jim Hodges on the complexity of 5G security and private networks
LRTV Interviews | 5/27/2022

Hodges explains the complexities behind 5G security and why he is skeptical of industry hype over private networks.

Here's how the US government plans to secure 5G
News Analysis | 5/27/2022

The US government's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) said its new 5G guidelines 'will provide assurance that the government enterprise system is protected.'

Amid 'rip and replace' funding debate, some rural wireless carriers move on
News Analysis | 5/27/2022

Although the FCC has not yet begun releasing funds to remove Huawei and ZTE equipment from US networks, PTCI and United Wireless have begun ripping that equipment out anyway.

All systems go for Starlink in Philippines
News Analysis | 5/27/2022

National telecoms regulator awards VAS license to Elon Musk's LEO satellite broadband company.

Vodafone Germany takes 5G SA to Bonn
News Analysis | 5/27/2022

German operator's 5G+ bandwagon rolls into the country's former capital city.

AT&T: Cloud RAN not mature yet
News Analysis | 5/27/2022

AT&T's Gordon Mansfield said the company hopes to implement cloud-based designs into its radio access network during the company's next upgrade cycle, though he declined to speculate on when that would be.

My take on the Small Cell World Summit
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 5/27/2022

Thoughts from an event that helps set the agenda for small cell technology and product development.

Eurobites: OneWeb and friends plan space-junk zapper
News Analysis | 5/27/2022

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UK's competition watchdog growls at Google's ad tech; BBC sunsets channels to save money; TalkTalk completes on Virtual1 deal.

Max Silber of MetTel on reaching the end user – wherever they are
LRTV Interviews | 5/27/2022

Helping companies through an unprecedented period of swift digital transformation, thanks to the global pandemic, presents unique challenges.

Restrictions on Chinese imports hurting equipment vendors
News Analysis | 5/27/2022

Vendors have requested a relaxation on imports from China so that domestic telecom operators can roll out upgraded networks faster.

NFL preps new premium streaming service
News Analysis | 5/26/2022

League reportedly plans to launch NFL Plus, a mobile-focused service offering live games on cell phones and tablets, in July for about $5 a month.

UScellular shuns Samsung with midband 5G plans
News Analysis | 5/26/2022

UScellular confirmed it will use equipment from Nokia and Ericsson to deploy 5G services on its midband spectrum holdings. Samsung was conspicuous only in its absence.

Broadband line losses are BT's next worry
News Analysis | 5/26/2022

Unless dozens of UK altnets fail disastrously, BT is heading for a loss of broadband market share as the market shifts to fiber.

T-Mobile's super-secret 5G spectrum leases begin to trickle out
News Analysis | 5/26/2022

T-Mobile has a 2.5GHz spectrum leasing agreement for 5G with the school board of Broward County in Florida. The terms of that agreement are now publicly available.

Broadcom makes massive $61B bid for VMware
News Analysis | 5/26/2022

Broadcom's offer price of $142.50 per VMware share represents a premium of nearly 49% compared with VMware's share price earlier this week during early rumors of the deal.

Drahi in UK probe over BT stake
News Analysis | 5/26/2022

BT share price slides as government announces review of stake-building by French billionaire in UK incumbent.

Eurobites: Deutsche Telekom, Inmarsat boost in-flight broadband network
News Analysis | 5/26/2022

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT agrees security deal with MTN; Nokia shares booth space with robots; A1 Telekom Austria Group acquires Bulgarian ICT company.

France's telecom market picks up momentum in 2021
News Analysis | 5/26/2022

Arcep says retail revenue increased for the first time in ten years, as network investments rose by 10.9%.

Australian regulator rejects NBN price revamp
News Analysis | 5/26/2022

ACCC rejects new NBN pricing and calls for industry consultation.

Meta's engineering director outlines the metaverse latency problem
News Analysis | 5/25/2022

Meta's Dan Rampton used his keynote presentation at the Wireless Infrastructure Association's Connect (X) trade show this week to plead for the construction of new Internet exchange points.

Cable nabbed the bulk of US wireless sub growth in Q1 – analyst
News Analysis | 5/25/2022

With 3G disconnects applied to the industry's grand total, the US cable industry drove 98% of wireless growth, according to MoffettNathanson's Craig Moffett.

Gigabit competition among drivers impacting broadband sub growth at Charter
News Analysis | 5/25/2022

But the impact on broadband sub growth from 1-Gig competition pales when compared to other factors, including record low churn driven by reduced move activity and a sluggish market for new housing, Charter CFO Jessica Fischer says.

How 'digital twins' of cell towers could speed 5G
News Analysis | 5/25/2022

Dish's Dave Mayo says the company has had to conduct its own cell tower assessments to see whether there is the space and the structural capacity for its 5G radios. And that 'seems backwards,' he says.

Russia's MTS takes action as sanctions, inflation bite
News Analysis | 5/25/2022

Mobile operator now selling discounted and used phones, as report illustrates changing nature of Russian mobile phone market.

Mavenir execs open up about 'OpenBeam' open RAN radios
LRTV Interviews | 5/25/2022

Mavenir's new OpenBeam-branded 5G radios are built to open RAN specifications and are being deployed by Triangle Communications in Montana.

Big 5G Event: AT&T Labs' Andre Fuetsch talks to Mike Dano
LRTV Documentaries | 5/25/2022

Andre Fuetsch, president and CTO at AT&T Labs, spoke to Light Reading's Mike Dano at the Big 5G Event on May 17.

Evoca tunes in Sling TV for new pay-TV bundle
News Analysis | 5/25/2022

Evoca, a multichannel TV provider that uses a blend of broadband and ASTC 3.0 broadcast signals, is pitching a discounted bundle of Sling TV packages.

Eurobites: Cash-strapped Brits carry on streaming
News Analysis | 5/25/2022

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone wants more open RAN collaboration; TIM climbs aboard maritime transport; Synamedia acquires Utelly.

Amdocs plugs another hole with $188M takeover of Mycom OSI
News Analysis | 5/25/2022

The acquisitive Israeli software vendor joins several big rivals that have already swooped on service assurance players.

Why 5G services are crucial for India's Jio
News Analysis | 5/25/2022

5G services are likely to be crucial for Jio to boost average revenue per user (ARPU) by enhancing its appeal to high-value subscribers.

Malaysia govt, telcos on collision course over 5G wholesale plan
News Analysis | 5/25/2022

Finance Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Zafrul Abdul Aziz has rejected an appeal by the telcos to allow them to take a controlling stake in the new network.

Home broadband/mobile has become Comcast's 'lead bundle,' CFO says
News Analysis | 5/24/2022

With 4 million mobile lines against 34 million total customer relationships, Comcast's mobile business has 'a long way to go,' says CFO Mike Cavanagh.

Zoom boom in enterprise helps escape the dip
News Analysis | 5/24/2022

Online videoconferencing company revises upwards its full year profit outlook.

FWA is not a short-term play, Verizon CFO says
News Analysis | 5/24/2022

Verizon has a path to adding spectrum to fixed wireless services as the connectivity and capacity needs of residential and business customers expand and evolve, Verizon's Matt Ellis says.

Swiss Salt keeps fiber figures under wraps
News Analysis | 5/24/2022

Salt CEO Pascal Grieder said the operator made a good start to the year with organic growth in mobile, B2B and home broadband.

Rakuten Mobile's hiring freeze is ominous
News Analysis | 5/24/2022

What may be the most automated network on the planet could eventually have a massive cost advantage over its rivals.

Dish Network exec: Some vendors prioritized, but none dumped
News Analysis | 5/24/2022

According to Dish's Sidd Chenumolu, the company hasn't yet booted any of its vendors. 'We definitely give equal priority for all the partners,' he said.

Big 5G Event: Dish Networks' Sidd Chenumolu talks to Mike Dano
LRTV Documentaries | 5/24/2022

Sidd Chenumolu, vice president of technology development at Dish Network, spoke to Light Reading's Mike Dano at the Big 5G Event on May 17.

Eurobites: Orange tweaks management team to target B2B, MEA
News Analysis | 5/24/2022

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia targets industrial private networks; telco investment up in France; Telefonica boss tells Davos it needs telcos to go green.

Three UK gets down to business
News Analysis | 5/24/2022

UK operator steps up B2B strategy and announces further progress with 5G and edge computing.

Industry outlook darkens as Asian suppliers slash production
News Analysis | 5/24/2022

Asian handset and component suppliers are cutting production, throwing a shadow over the mobile industry outlook as the global economy slows.

Nextlink sizes up gigabit speeds over fixed wireless
News Analysis | 5/23/2022

The Cable One-backed wireless ISP said it intends to launch gigabit-class services later this year following recent field trials that tapped into the 6GHz spectrum band.

T-Mobile's CEO explains the company's new private 5G strategy
News Analysis | 5/23/2022

'CIOs everywhere are interested in this topic right now,' T-Mobile CEO Mike Sievert said Monday. 'And they're interested in it for a reason.'

India faces skills shortage as it moves closer to 5G
News Analysis | 5/23/2022

India will need 22 million skilled workers by 2025 as it moves toward 5G.

Napatech preps FPGA assault on 5G core
LRTV Interviews | 5/23/2022

FPGAs have gained a bad reputation as power hogs, but Napatech wants to set the record straight.

Report: Rakuten capping high-speed data at 5GB/day
News Analysis | 5/23/2022

'There was data throttling with relatively minor data usage - we believe these commercial SIMs had a 5 GB daily cap and a 20 GB monthly cap,' said a report from Signals Research Group.

Big 5G Keynote: T-Mobile's Neville Ray
LRTV Documentaries | 5/23/2022

Neville Ray, President of Technology, T-Mobile, delivered his keynote address, 'Powering the North American 5G Revolution,' at the Big 5G Event on May 14.

DOCSIS 4.0 network upgrades could reach $300 per home passed – analyst
News Analysis | 5/23/2022

That compares to about $10 per home for past DOCSIS 3.1 upgrades, but is still far less than a jump to fiber-to-the-premises, Cowen noted in a report based on insight from Broadband Success Partners.

5G Open Innovation Lab links enterprises to new business benefactors
LRTV Interviews | 5/23/2022

The Lab is facilitating research and development of a number of 5G use cases around smart farming, AR for healthcare, mmWave and private networks and manufacturing.

Broadcom eyes $50B takeover of VMware – reports
News Analysis | 5/23/2022

Rumors have surfaced months after Dell completed its VMware spinoff and as the public cloud continues to advance.

Eurobites: Ericsson, Deutsche Telekom catch the wind for 5G
News Analysis | 5/23/2022

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Three UK updates on 5G progress; TIM/Open Fiber latest; Netflix settles tax dispute with Italy.

US Ignite's Silbey: Wireless testbed research can help smash tech silos
LRTV Interviews | 5/20/2022

US Ignite's Mari Silbey discusses how public-private partnerships can help with some big 5G issues, like resolving the technical challenges in open RAN networks and feeding better network data sets to AI and machine learning engines.

The private wireless networking opportunity shouldn't stay too private
DanoVision | 5/20/2022

Private wireless players need to start showing off actual wins, allowing sunlight to help generate momentum. Otherwise the industry risks falling into navel-gazing apathy.

Frontier accelerates 2022 fiber buildout by up to 20%
News Analysis | 5/20/2022

Revised plan is to exceed its 2022 buildout target of 1 million fiber locations by an additional 100,000 to 200,000 locations. Frontier is still on track to deploy FTTP to 10 million locations by the end of 2025.

Artemis to test pCell on Dish's spectrum in San Bernardino event center
News Analysis | 5/20/2022

Artemis is looking to test its pCell technology in Dish's CBRS spectrum holdings at a San Bernardino events center. Upcoming events at the venue mostly include bingo games, as well as a music festival in July.

Canada officially gives Huawei and ZTE the boot
News Analysis | 5/20/2022

Operators need to clear the Chinese vendors out of their 5G networks by mid-2024 and stop buying any products from them later this year.

Iliad odyssey continues in Italy, France
News Analysis | 5/20/2022

Market disruptor Iliad, no doubt to the consternation of incumbents in France and Italy, seems to be doing well thank you very much.

Private equity firms weigh bid for HKBN
News Analysis | 5/20/2022

HKBN has Hong Kong's most extensive fiber network and the second largest broadband customer base.

Eurobites: UK's project gigabit two-thirds done – Ofcom
News Analysis | 5/20/2022

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange appoints new non-exec chairman; small-cell pilot in London's Square Mile; Telefonica virtualizes Rafa Nadal.

Charter CEO frets over labor shortages
News Analysis | 5/19/2022

Charter Communications Chairman & CEO Tom Rutledge worries about finding enough workers to build all the wired and wireless network infrastructure the operator seeks to deploy over the next few years.

80% of Verizon's FWA business customers use it as their primary connection
News Analysis | 5/19/2022

Unlike earlier 4G-based use cases, the 5G version of FWA is 'not a secondary backup' for the vast majority of Verizon's commercial services customers, says Verizon Business CEO Tami Erwin.

Cisco: Demand strong amid component shortages, price hikes
News Analysis | 5/19/2022

'Cisco implemented three rounds of price increases that we assert encouraged customers to place orders earlier than they would have otherwise,' said Raymond James analysts.

What Ericsson's restructure is all about
News Analysis | 5/19/2022

The Swedish equipment maker is seeking improvements at underperforming units and setting up its enterprise stall.

Comcast not seeing 'material' churn from fixed wireless, but not taking it lightly
News Analysis | 5/19/2022

Fixed wireless rivals face 'a lot of trade-offs they're going to have to sort through' regarding elements such as network capacity and potential congestion, says Dave Watson, president and CEO of Comcast Cable.

Boingo's Zeto teases networking convergence and private wireless ambitions
LRTV Interviews | 5/19/2022

Boingo's Michael Zeto discusses the company's strategy as a part of DigitalBridge, as well as its work to deploy converged networking solutions for some of its biggest customers.

Does BSNL's 4G stand a chance?
News Analysis | 5/19/2022

BSNL will be launching 4G at a time when there is a growing interest in private wireless networks, and this segment is only now opening up in India.

Big 5G Event: 'Major hopes' for private wireless networks
LRTV Interviews | 5/19/2022

The editors feel the light and heat from the industry's private wireless market optimism. They weigh in on how customers are using these networks and why consolidation among private wireless players is likely.

T-Mobile: Our 5G network is open for wholesale business
News Analysis | 5/19/2022

T-Mobile's Dan Thygesen has likely been busy recently. Dish Network, Google Fi and Altice have all reported obtaining new wholesale agreements with T-Mobile in the past few months.

Eurobites: Nokia extends private networks range
News Analysis | 5/19/2022

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT teams up with Qio on AI for sustainability; Three UK piggybacks on Currys; Eir sees EBITDA fall 7% in Q1.

NSC's Joe Kochan: Unlocking new tech possibilities with spectrum
CxO Spotlight | 5/19/2022

Joe Kochan, a telecom veteran and former CEO of US Ignite, talks to Light Reading about his new role as the executive director at the National Spectrum Consortium (NSC), where he aims to promote stronger tech partnerships between government, academia and industry.

China handset sales fall off a cliff
News Analysis | 5/19/2022

Total smartphone shipments sank 40.5% to 21.5 million in March, with 5G shipments down 41% to 16.2 million.

NTT's Rika Nakazawa on managing rubrics for private 5G networks
LRTV Interviews | 5/18/2022

Nakazawa discusses how the operator manages private networks for customers both on-campus and while roaming, and shares future use cases for the private network market.

Altice USA ramps up for 5-Gig service
News Analysis | 5/18/2022

Under its new Optimum Fiber brand, the third-biggest cable operator in the US plans to launch symmetrical 5-Gig and 2-Gig services over fiber in the New York metro area, starting in early June.

MTS dances around Ukraine-shaped elephant
News Analysis | 5/18/2022

The Russian mobile operator reported growth for 2021, but the future is unclear as Moscow's actions in Ukraine affect the domestic market.

In Oklahoma, T-Mobile suddenly faces a new 5G spectrum landlord
News Analysis | 5/18/2022

The FCC is reviewing the transfer of a 2.5GHz spectrum license to WCO from the Owasso public school district. T-Mobile is leasing that midband spectrum license for use in its 5G network.

Big 5G Event: T-Mobile expands and Dish sets growth plans
LRTV Interviews | 5/18/2022

The editors discuss T-Mobile's geographic expansion of 5G coverage, Dish Network's ambitious growth plans, and provide a recap of the Women in Telecom workshop.

Dish is not wedded to AWS after all
News Analysis | 5/18/2022

The company building America's newest mobile network wants a hybrid cloud deployment and not AWS lock-in, it says.

Here are 10 big broadband moments from the last 12 months
Broadband World News | 5/18/2022

While we're covering the Big 5G event, here's a look back at a few broadband industry highlights from the last 12 months.

Kimberly Maki lends SCTE a helping hand
The Bauminator | 5/18/2022

Maki, a former exec of both SCTE and Bright House Networks, is consulting with the organization as SCTE makes plans for Cable-Tec Expo to return as an in-person show this fall in Philadelphia.

Eurobites: Ericsson shuffles its management pack
News Analysis | 5/18/2022

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT makes quantum leap; Richard says no to golden handshake; Telefonica leads investment in wearables-for-seniors startup.

A rich history, but modern technology has sidelined the ITU
News Analysis | 5/18/2022

Today the ITU is best-known for hosting the quadrennial World Radio Conference that decides on spectrum allocations for every industry that uses electromagnetic bands.

Verizon's Miguel Carames: 5G and edge computing could make telecom cool again
News Analysis | 5/18/2022

Carames says telcos experienced a bit of a missed opportunity to participate in the over-the-top economy with 4G, but 5G and edge computing open the door to deliver new services and business value to end users out of the gate.

AT&T testing open RAN, but CTO won't offer deployment timelines
News Analysis | 5/17/2022

AT&T's Andre Fuetsch expects to first deploy open RAN equipment in small cells and private wireless networking scenarios before moving it into its broader, macro network.

T-Mobile US throws down 5G gauntlet to slow-moving rivals
News Analysis | 5/17/2022

Neville Ray, the operator's chief technology officer, boasts a leadership position following the takeover of Sprint.

Sensing, deep learning, massive MIMO: 6G begins to take shape
News Analysis | 5/17/2022

Sensing, deep learning and upgrades to massive MIMO and full duplex are emerging as some of the key technologies that will define 6G, experts say.

The standalone streaming player isn't dead yet, Roku CFO says
News Analysis | 5/17/2022

Steven Louden acknowledges that consumers are shifting to connected TVs with integrated operating systems, but says there's still an important role to play for standalone streaming players and dongles.

Grant Spellmeyer to succeed Matt Polka as ACA Connects CEO
News Analysis | 5/17/2022

Spellmeyer most recently served as vice president of government affairs at UScellular.

Vodafone CEO quizzed on lack of M&A
News Analysis | 5/17/2022

Nick Read nonetheless insists many active and detailed M&A conversations are ongoing, and reiterates that Vodafone is on the lookout to monetize Vantage Towers through a co-controlled JV.

India finally gets its 5G testbed
News Analysis | 5/17/2022

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated a 5G testbed – the first time India has come up with one for any communications technology.

6G has every chance of screwing the carriers
Morris Lore | 5/17/2022

Another big investment round will net billions for governments and equipment vendors, while forcing operators to dig deep.

TIM closes in on €3B in funding – report
News Analysis | 5/17/2022

Export agency SACE said to have given go ahead on state guarantee for funding.

Wham, bam, Rakuten
LRTV Interviews | 5/17/2022

Rakuten Symphony CMO Geoff Hollingworth talks to Iain Morris about how the Japanese operator is making its presence felt.

Eurobites: Allegations fly in Phones 4U case
News Analysis | 5/17/2022

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Openreach fiber rolls on; Ziggo brings the gig to Hoogeveen; Sparkle teams up with Atos.

Here are 10 big 5G moments from the last 12 months
DanoVision | 5/17/2022

Here it is: The biggest 5G moments from the past year, as compiled by Light Reading's editorial staff.

More Verizon changes: price hikes, departure of biz CEO Erwin
News Analysis | 5/16/2022

Tami Erwin announced her plans to leave Verizon Business by the end of the year. The move comes just months after Verizon replaced the CEO of its consumer business and reported sluggish first-quarter results.

Red Hat is a bright spot in the dreary IBM picture
News Analysis | 5/16/2022

Big Blue stumped up $34 billion for the open-source pioneer back in 2019, but was the huge outlay worth it?

Ting Internet to take on Comcast and Verizon in Alexandria
News Analysis | 5/16/2022

After securing a franchise earlier this year, Ting says construction will start this summer on the fiber network, which will eventually connect more than 90,000 homes in the area.

Startup Eridan raises $46M in funding with 'Miracle' for 5G infrastructure
News Analysis | 5/16/2022

Venture capitalists including Capricorn's Technology Impact Fund, Monta Vista Capital, Social Capital, Diamond Edge Ventures and Pilot Grove Management are among the companies financing the startup.

WOW in exclusive M&A talks with Morgan Stanley infrastructure unit – report
News Analysis | 5/16/2022

Word of acquisition talks surface more than a month after Bloomberg reported that WideOpenWest was exploring strategic options, including a potential sale.

Unions continue pushing into Big Tech, telecom companies
News Analysis | 5/16/2022

'We're in the middle of some [labor] negotiations right now,' AT&T's John Stankey said recently. He added: 'We'd like to pay less in wages.'

E& snaps up 9.8% stake in Vodafone
News Analysis | 5/16/2022

The UAE-based operator says it has no intention of making an offer for Vodafone and indicates it is fully supportive of the current management.

Eurobites: TIM, Open Fiber share network in Italy's 'white areas'
News Analysis | 5/16/2022

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom increases stake in OTE; Vodacom's full-year numbers; Swiss voters want Netflix et al to pay their way.

Opening a path to open RAN
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 5/16/2022

Carriers need partners that can negate the impact of their skills shortage and can assist them in deploying an open RAN solution that leverages a multivendor, best-of-breed platform. #sponsored

Rakuten is dumping Red Hat's OpenStack for its own cloud tech
News Analysis | 5/16/2022

Following the acquisition of Robin.io in February, the Japanese company is phasing out an older platform it used to support its mobile network.

5G proponents fret over Biden's fiber fancy
News Analysis | 5/13/2022

New federal guidelines put an emphasis on fiber networks: 'The program prioritizes projects designed to provide fiber connectivity directly to the end user.' And that's not sitting well with some 5G proponents.

Whither Twitter sale, after Elon Musk pauses offer
News Analysis | 5/13/2022

As Elon Musk 'pauses' his Twitter offer, that his offer was accepted in the first place shows how vast Twitter's profitability problems are.

The Cable Center CEO on how the industry must innovate from within to drive change
LRTV Interviews | 5/13/2022

In this podcast, Diane Christman, new CEO of The Cable Center, digs into the genesis, purpose and takeaways of the organization's first annual 'Intrapreneurship & Innovation Report,' and offers a look ahead to this year's Cable Hall of Fame event in New York.

Rakuten Mobile hits peak loss as it charts path to profit in 2023
News Analysis | 5/13/2022

The Japanese mobile operator ditches free usage for customers and says most of the heavy lifting on network rollout is done.

DT ups guidance as Sprint deal pays off
News Analysis | 5/13/2022

German group says integration of Sprint is progressing faster than planned.

What's the Story? Dish Network's unwavering optimism for 5G
LRTV Interviews | 5/13/2022

Mike Dano explains analysts' reactions to Dish's business projections, and what Dish has planned for the retail space and for private wireless for enterprise customers.

AT&T's Jason Inskeep on the evolving private wireless landscape
News Analysis | 5/13/2022

'My team's kind of been like a SWAT team, attacking everything from our DoD [Department of Defense] customers to a couple [oil] refinery engagements,' said Inskeep, who works in AT&T's 5G Center of Excellence.

Eurobites: MTN thrives in Q1, despite SIM issues
News Analysis | 5/13/2022

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: M-Pesa boosts Safaricom; BICS extends reach of SmartCIC; telecom gripes in France.

DZS CEO predicts $1B market opportunity post acquisition
News Analysis | 5/12/2022

CEO Charlie Vogt said DZS will target more software and enterprise licensing deals as it finalizes its purchase of Assia's analytics assets.

Starry posts customer growth, but waffles on some 2022 targets
News Analysis | 5/12/2022

Starry gained 8,000 fixed wireless customers during the first quarter of 2022. But the company backtracked on its EBITDA hopes for full-year 2022, as well as its plans to launch multiple new markets during the rest of 2022.

IQ Fiber's CTO talks about the startup's fiber foray in Florida
CxO Spotlight | 5/12/2022

In this podcast, new IQ Fiber CTO Aamer Abbasi digs into the greenfield opportunities the startup is pursuing in northeast Florida, thoughts about future multi-gig services and how government stimulus funding might fit into IQ Fiber's future game plan.

Marcien Jenckes to helm the Comcast-Charter streaming JV
News Analysis | 5/12/2022

Jenckes, currently president of advertising at Comcast Cable, previously headed up the operator's residential video and broadband businesses.

Telefónica surfs on favorable exchange rates, rides inflation wave
News Analysis | 5/12/2022

Increasing strength of cloud, cybersecurity also helps Group post better than expected Q1 net profit.

KT content business in sweet spot as 5G makes little impact
News Analysis | 5/12/2022

KT's media and enterprise, and a big drop in marketing cost, have powered a 40% earnings spike.

Eurobites: Vodafone, Three UK 'in talks' over possible merger – report
News Analysis | 5/12/2022

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: former Ofcom boss joins Vodafone as non-exec; Three to close 3G network in 2024; why phones and beer don't mix.

Why more tariff hikes make sense for Indian telcos
News Analysis | 5/12/2022

All three private telcos - Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Idea and Reliance Jio - hiked prepaid tariffs by 20% to 25% in November and December last year.

400G roundup: GTT upgrades; Telstra's new subsea cable
News Analysis | 5/12/2022

GTT takes initial steps toward upgrading its global IP network to 400G, while Telstra and SCCN link Australia and the US with a direct subsea cable.

BT limps off pitch with Warner sports deal as business withers
News Analysis | 5/12/2022

The UK incumbent is exiting a sports market in which it has invested heavily and faces no shortage of other business challenges.

Disney+ hits 137M subs
News Analysis | 5/11/2022

Disney's direct-to-consumer unit lost $877M while revenues climbed 23%

Artemis returns with private pCell strategy
News Analysis | 5/11/2022

'pCell is the most innovative technology I've seen in wireless in a very long time, upending everything we've been taught about wireless,' said financial analyst Craig Moffett, of MoffettNathanson.

Xilinx silicon implants brighten TIP's Evenstar
News Analysis | 5/11/2022

Bought by AMD in February, the US chip developer has backed away from FPGAs for its latest radio unit chip.

Four 5G takeaways from Dish's big analyst day
DanoVision | 5/11/2022

Dish's network is cheap and potentially transformative. And the company has ambitious targets in the retail and enterprise sectors. But now it must execute.

VMO2 fiber JV in 'concrete discussions' with financial partners, says Liberty Global CEO
News Analysis | 5/11/2022

And, for now, the operator will keep at arm's length a lobbying effort led by some major European operators to recoup rising network and capacity costs driven by streaming services.

Digital infra megadeals: DigitalBridge to buy Switch for $11B, Radius for sale
News Analysis | 5/11/2022

DigitalBridge, Switch, Radius Global Infrastructure, American Tower, CoreSite Realty and CyrusOne are among the companies involved in massive consolidation in the space.

O2 Germany CEO hails 'sustainable momentum' despite global headwinds
News Analysis | 5/11/2022

Revenue and OIBDA up, helped by a surge in new mobile post-paid adds.

ZTE risks penalties with 'business as usual' in Russia
News Analysis | 5/11/2022

The Chinese vendor is still cited as a customer by various US component makers. Selling their technology on to Russian operators would be living dangerously.

Where does cable go from here?
News Analysis | 5/11/2022

Bulls and bears are sizing up cable's future. Analysts say the 'cable broadband growth era is over' – others see opportunities with wireless the 'next leg of growth.'

Eurobites: Vodafone moves closer to the edge
News Analysis | 5/11/2022

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia tackles energy management with SaaS; Telia workers get trained up in the cloud; Tesco Mobile takes the pistachio.

Dish's Boost resurrects ad-supported mobile service – again
News Analysis | 5/11/2022

The company is trumpeting the offering as a way to get free wireless service, based on similar models in the video game industry. But previous ad-supported models have not gained traction.

Synchronoss swimming in losses but sees hope in cloud
News Analysis | 5/11/2022

The US telco software company is cutting back at its messaging and digital units after years of underperformance.

India's DoT launches centralized right of way portal
News Analysis | 5/11/2022

The national portal will streamline the clearance of infrastructure approvals related to RoW, benefitting operators, infrastructure providers and ISPs.

Dish's 5G targets: 40M smartphone customers and 20% of the enterprise market
News Analysis | 5/10/2022

Dish plans to launch postpaid services under its new Boost Infinite brand sometime in the fall but pricing details weren't revealed.

Omdia's Pablo Tomasi: A cautionary tale about private 5G networks
LRTV Interviews | 5/10/2022

Tomasi shares where service providers and enterprises are finding success in the private network market, and why private network players should be careful about the partners they choose.

DOCSIS 4.0 revenues a couple years out, Casa CEO says
CxO Spotlight | 5/10/2022

Meanwhile, the supplier is seeing 'high-split' trials and deployments perk up as cable operators seek ways to expand upstream capacity on DOCSIS 3.1 networks.

Telesat, Globalstar, Intelsat headline upheavals in satellite industry
News Analysis | 5/10/2022

Telesat reduced the size of its planned low-Earth orbit (LEO) satellite constellation to 188 satellites from 298. And that's just one of many recent developments in the industry.

SKT soars into metaverse as AI businesses gather steam
News Analysis | 5/10/2022

Total sales rose 4% to 4.28 trillion won (US$3.35 billion), with media and enterprise units posting the biggest growth.

Don't blame messenger on making Big Tech pay, says Axon exec
News Analysis | 5/10/2022

Alfons Oliver thinks analyst criticism directed at Axon for its recent ETNO-commissioned report is off target.

TPG, fresh from Telstra tie-up, sells its towers
News Analysis | 5/10/2022

Australia's TPG was the last of the country's operators to offload its towers, but has finally sold them to Canada's Omers Infrastructure Management.

Infinera boasts XR traction, but obstacles remain
News Analysis | 5/10/2022

'Infinera's highly disruptive XR is expected to ramp in 2023,' wrote the financial analysts at B. Riley Securities. They noted the opportunity could be worth up to $2 billion.

White House touts ISP commitments to increase affordable access
Broadband World News | 5/10/2022

But consumer advocacy group Free Press argues that some of the broadband providers on that list are the same ones 'sabotaging President Biden's FCC.'

Eurobites: Swisscom draws on Amazon's cloud clout
News Analysis | 5/10/2022

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ethio Telecom launches 5G services; Ofcom seeks mmWave feedback; Nokia opens 5G security lab in US.

Samsung: We need to expand mmWave to meet 6G needs
News Analysis | 5/10/2022

It says current spectrum won't be enough to meet all 6G capacity requirements, meaning spectrum ranges must open up in the sub-THz range, from 24-300GHz.

Cable One isn't feeling T-Mobile's FWA heat yet
News Analysis | 5/9/2022

The cable operator estimates its FTTP overlap to be about 20%, up from an estimate of 14% about a year ago, as more telcos add to fiber routes.

5G providers getting wiggly on pricing and promotions
News Analysis | 5/9/2022

In recent days AT&T announced a new discount for teachers, T-Mobile announced a $1,000 Mother's Day discount for new customers, and Verizon announced a $800 phone discount for new and existing customers.

What's the Story? Dano's deep dive on mobile service pricing
LRTV Interviews | 5/9/2022

Mike Dano explains why some service providers are increasing the price of mobile and fixed wireless services while others are announcing new deals for consumers, and what this means for the broader industry.

WOW nears mobile launch, doubles greenfield fiber buildout commitment
News Analysis | 5/9/2022

Service developed with Reach Mobile will launch in one of WOW's southern markets in May. Meanwhile, WOW's greenfield fiber network plan has been expanded to 400,000 homes passed.

Thoughts on the evolving battle among US fiber, cable and 5G providers
DanoVision | 5/9/2022

Some have speculated that Charter will eventually purchase T-Mobile. Others think AT&T could acquire Dish Network or Altice. Here are three trends currently affecting this battle.

Eurobites: Telefónica Tech boosts IT services credentials with B-terna buy
News Analysis | 5/9/2022

Also in today's EMEA's regional roundup: Orange France chooses Ericsson's 5G charging software; BT class action rumbles on; the African edge.

Canada objects to Rogers' $20.1B marriage to Shaw
News Analysis | 5/9/2022

Regulator apparently unhappy about Rogers' choice of buyer for Shaw's mobile assets, fearing this would hurt competition.

Reimagining digital BSS for accelerating growth
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase | 5/9/2022

Sachin Saraf, Senior Vice President, Global Head Digital BSS, Comviva joins Light Reading Editor Ken Wieland to discuss the guiding principles of adopting a Future-Ready BSS strategy. As the digital transformation in the telecom industry picks up pace, there are concerns about how telcos need to reimagine their current infrastructure and devise a strategy for a flexible, agile future-state that allows for transformation today, and continuous improvement going forward. #sponsored

The digital storm – How next-gen tech is reshaping CSP business for the future
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase | 5/9/2022

Manoranjan 'Mao' Mohapatra, CEO at Comviva, joins Light Reading Editor Ken Wieland to discuss how the Next-Gen Tech is reshaping the CSP business. The CSP landscape is changing dramatically due to steep customer demand fluctuations and heightened competition. Advances in device technology, how customers consume content, and pervasive digital services make it imperative for CSPs to transform BSS via the cloud. #sponsored

SKT cybersecurity spin-off pulls plug on $2.8B IPO
News Analysis | 5/9/2022

Korea's SK Telecom called off the IPO after encountering what it said was lackluster response from institutional investors early this week.

Dish pay-TV losses accelerate to 462,000 in Q1
News Analysis | 5/6/2022

Dish shares drop 19% as worse-than-expected pay-TV subscriber losses - 228,000 for satellite TV and 234,000 for Sling TV - roughly doubled the company's video losses from a year ago.

While some Chinese companies exit Russia, Huawei remains a question mark
News Analysis | 5/6/2022

The WSJ reported that Russian telecom operator Beeline, owned by Dutch company Veon, said it received a delivery in March of telecommunications equipment from Huawei.

Dish's Charlie Ergen sees 'opportunity for fixed wireless in rural America'
News Analysis | 5/6/2022

Meanwhile, the company is confident that it can meet its commitment to cover 20% of the US population with 5G by June 14. Dish expects to add a smartphone that supports Band 70 to its device lineup sometime this fall.

Net broadband subscriber adds the 'new normal' at Frontier, CEO says
News Analysis | 5/6/2022

Frontier added a record 54,000 fiber broadband subs in Q1 2022, more than enough to more than offset copper losses. Frontier posted a net gain of 20,000 total broadband subs for the period.

As SoftBank preps IPO, Boris tries to Arm the FTSE
News Analysis | 5/6/2022

Boris Johnson is on a charm offensive to try to win the chip designer's IPO for London, but SoftBank is worried about a chip stock slump and its China subsidiary.

Is the UK shying away from Big Tech regulation?
News Analysis | 5/6/2022

The government outlines its plans for the Digital Markets Units, but legislation is needed to empower the new watchdog.

Verizon buries Skyward, its drone company
News Analysis | 5/6/2022

'Skyward, a Verizon company, announced that it was exiting its drone business. The company remains focused on its investment in ground robotic management, connectivity services, and solution development.'

Former SCTE exec Zenita Henderson heads to Segra
News Analysis | 5/6/2022

Cable vet Zenita Henderson appointed CMO at Segra, the fiber specialist Cox acquired in 2021, nearly five months before SCTE hosts Cable-Tec Expo in Philadelphia.

Mavenir under fire over role in Russia
Morris Lore | 5/6/2022

The US software vendor looks tarnished by its association with investor Charles Koch, whose business has been criticized for continuing to operate in Russia.

Eurobites: Inwit earnings jump 8.7% in Q1
News Analysis | 5/6/2022

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: tech heavyweights invest in Swedish startup; Three UK offers cashback incentive to potential switchers; Russia's Google runs on diesel in Finland.

India's BSNL and MTNL to launch 4G by end 2022
News Analysis | 5/6/2022

It looks like India's two state-run telcos long awaited 4G services will launch after the country's private service providers launch 5G.

The Internet saved us in the pandemic; let's make it a human right
News Analysis | 5/6/2022

After all of talk and not that much action, the UN and the ITU have set out a road map toward achieving universal affordable connectivity by 2030.

Boingo's Rebecca Gray on bolstering a diverse talent pool
Kelsey's Grammar | 5/5/2022

Gray explains why paying it forward as a mentor is critical because 'the next generation of wireless is not going to build itself.'

DOCSIS 4.0 may not be the end of the road for HFC, CableLabs CEO says
News Analysis | 5/5/2022

Nothing beyond DOCSIS 4.0's horizon is officially underway at CableLabs, but the organization is looking at potential spectrum to 3GHz and beyond, CableLabs President and CEO Phil McKinney says.

CommScope CEO expects little uplift from Comcast-Charter streaming JV
News Analysis | 5/5/2022

Charter's 'not that big of a client for us at this point,' says CommScope CEO Chuck Treadway. Yet CommScope remains a key supplier of X1 and Flex boxes powered by Comcast's software platform.

Arm embargo remains biggest threat to Huawei
News Analysis | 5/5/2022

Recent moves in China could pave the way to Arm's initial public offering in the next year, with possible consequences for China's biggest equipment maker.

ISPs drop fight against California's net neutrality law, will shift focus to DC
News Analysis | 5/5/2022

'Today is a historic win for Californians and the open Internet,' wrote Professor Barbara van Schewick, a supporter of the state's net neutrality guidelines.

Dish's first 5G service plan underwhelms
News Analysis | 5/5/2022

Dish is charging $30 per month for unlimited 5G services on its new network. 'Meh,' summarized analyst John Byrne, of research and consulting firm GlobalData.

Eurobites: Vodafone goes large on analytics to boost network performance
News Analysis | 5/5/2022

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia trumpets 600G success; Three's feeling flat in Q1; the problem with app stores.

Supply chain constraints cloud Casa's vision
News Analysis | 5/5/2022

Fresh off a big 5G core deal with Verizon, the cable and wireless supplier is forced to suspend 2022 guidance as visibility is being obstructed by persistent component shortages and general supply chain issues.

Domestic woes weigh heavily on Telecom Italia
News Analysis | 5/5/2022

The Italian operator plans to unveil its long-awaited transformation program on July 7.

India's DoT caves and exempts 5G devices from testing
News Analysis | 5/5/2022

The move comes at a time when India is moving closer to the commercial launch of 5G services and will accelerate the introduction of new 5G devices.

Boingo's Rebecca Gray brings a military mindset to women in wireless
Kelsey's Grammar | 5/4/2022

Gray explains how she has applied learnings from her military and athletic background to leadership roles in the telecom industry.

T-Mobile ports 'uncarrier' playbook to FWA
News Analysis | 5/4/2022

The operator said it will cut the price of its FWA service from $50 per month to $30 per month for customers who also subscribe to its Magenta Max smartphone plan.

Infinera hit by Russia exit, supply chain glitches
News Analysis | 5/4/2022

Tougher trading environment stops coherent optical transport supplier from taking full advantage of burgeoning orders book.

Telefónica adjusts Spanish convergence strategy
News Analysis | 5/4/2022

Spanish operator adopts the MiMovistar brand to better reflect its burgeoning portfolio of adjacent services.

Charter CTO Stephanie Mitchko-Beale sets her exit
News Analysis | 5/4/2022

Cable industry vet Mitchko-Beale will remain with Charter for an unspecified transition period. Meanwhile, Charter has promoted Justin Colwell, one of its first mobile-focused execs, to drive its converged network strategy.

With Samsung, is Dish doubling down on open RAN – or giving up?
News Analysis | 5/4/2022

'We've held very firmly to the [open RAN] architecture and the importance of having an open ecosystem,' said Dish's Stephen Bye. 'And any partner that we bring into our ecosystem understands that.'

Qualcomm goes big on Wi-Fi 7
News Analysis | 5/4/2022

Qualcomm has launched a family of 'Pro' series Wi-Fi 7 chips for high-end access points, mesh devices, gateways and premium home routers. Chips are sampling now, with commercial availability expected in about a year.

MobiledgeX is dead. Long live Google Cloud
News Analysis | 5/4/2022

The platform once touted as a future telco standard has succumbed like so many industry initiatives to Big Tech's advance.

Consumers still seeking a reason to buy 5G
News Analysis | 5/4/2022

5G might account for just over half of all new handset shipments, but with a dearth of new services consumers have limited reason to embrace it.

EU's Vestager goes Big Tech bashing (again)
News Analysis | 5/4/2022

Europe's digital chief mulls handing part of network investment bill to US tech giants.

Eurobites: BT takes a chance on Amazon's cloud
News Analysis | 5/4/2022

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: school's in for TIP; Paramount+ reaches UK, Ireland in June; UK tech regulator de-fanged.

India seizes over $700M in Xiaomi assets over forex violations
News Analysis | 5/4/2022

India's authorities are hinting that Xiaomi has illegally transferred funds to its Chinese parent company's subsidiaries. The move is part of the country's broad investigation into all kinds of business dealings involving Chinese companies and executives.

AT&T's price increase could send customers to Verizon
News Analysis | 5/3/2022

'Just when Verizon is struggling, this is a helping hand from Dallas,' said Recon Analytics' Roger Entner. Verizon recently reported sluggish customer figures, and AT&T is based in Dallas.

MEF's TAB to buoy vendor voices in strategic work
News Analysis | 5/3/2022

CTO Pascal Menezes says the new advisory board will give technology supplier members more of a voice in MEF's strategic vision around cybersecurity, business automation, SD-WAN, underlay connectivity and edge computing.

The 5G robots are officially coming
News Analysis | 5/3/2022

'Customers with AT&T's private 5G networks will be able to teleoperate Spot immediately,' according to Boston Dynamics. 'And public 5G teleoperation will be made available in the near future.'

AST SpaceMobile to test satellite-based services on AT&T's spectrum
News Analysis | 5/3/2022

AST SpaceMobile's testing will use AT&T's 846.5-849MHz license in Midland, Texas; its 845-846.5MHz license in Honolulu; and its 788-798MHz license in Pine Springs, Texas.

Overpaid and underperforming: Meet the bosses of US telecom
Morris Lore | 5/3/2022

The publication of pay ratios shines the light on the disparity between Europe and the US when it comes to CEO compensation.

Telenor stays confident in year of change
News Analysis | 5/3/2022

The Norway-based operator is juggling a number of big changes, not least the two planned mergers in Malaysia and Thailand.

Standardized 'GAP' node makes appearance at CableLabs 10G event
News Analysis | 5/3/2022

Charter, a champion of the 'Generic Access Platform' initiative, showed off a standards-based node capable of supporting DOCSIS, PON and even wireless service modules. Deployments could get underway in 2023.

What's the Story? NAB showcases ATSC 3.0 standard and 8K
LRTV Interviews | 5/3/2022

The NAB show buzzed with discussions about the ATSC 3.0 standard for broadcast TV, latency concerns for live TV and streaming services, and 8K.

China offers tech truce as recession looms
News Analysis | 5/3/2022

With COVID-19 lockdowns and weaker global demand stalling its economy, China has pulled two levers to reboot growth – including a U-turn on the war on tech.

Dish inks $1B+ deal with Samsung for 5G radios
News Analysis | 5/3/2022

'Samsung Networks' 5G solutions will be deployed in Dish markets across the US, as part of a collaboration beginning this year,' a Samsung representative wrote in response to questions from Light Reading.

Harmonic sees 'fiber islands' surface among cable ops
News Analysis | 5/3/2022

Harmonic's cable access revenues almost doubled in Q1 as CableOS deployments grew to 6.1 million, with 77 operators signed up to their virtualized access network platform.

Eurobites: CityFibre signs up Giganet across UK footprint
News Analysis | 5/3/2022

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ofcom investigates Shell Energy; Nokia sells edge routers in Denmark; Spotify loses podcast tech supremo.

Ayar Labs preps for an optical I/O reckoning
News Analysis | 5/3/2022

Ayar Labs sees a multi-industry, multi-billion dollar market for its optical I/O products. Now with its new funding round, some big industry names seem to be lining up to make their bets.

DZS buys a big piece of Assia
News Analysis | 5/2/2022

CEO Charlie Vogt says the deal, which includes Assia's CloudCheck Wi-Fi and Expresse data analytics products, will be 'accretive from day one.' The Wi-Fi piece will put DZS in closer competition with Plume, AirTies and Minim.

Can Sisvel bring unity to the 5G patent landscape?
News Analysis | 5/2/2022

Via Licensing is exiting the cellular industry, leaving Sisvel as the last big remaining patent pool in the industry. Sisvel plans to release the details of its own 5G patent pool plans by September.

A critical piece of Comcast's DOCSIS 4.0 puzzle begins to fall into place
News Analysis | 5/2/2022

Comcast expects to have an FDX Amplifier prototype in its labs by July. If the product works as advertised, it will vastly broaden Comcast's ability to roll out Full Duplex DOCSIS on its HFC networks.

Vendors begin boasting of their price hikes
News Analysis | 5/2/2022

'We had an incredible March quarter, some of that due to a price increase,' said Extreme Networks CEO Edward Meyercord during his company's quarterly conference call.

Altice USA CEO credits fiber buildout for its 'better competitive position'
News Analysis | 5/2/2022

Dexter Goei expects Altice USA to grow broadband subs in the second half of 2022 amid an aggressive FTTP rollout and plans to launch multi-gig services. But some analysts see FWA as an emerging rural threat.

Network operators plot their paths to next-gen broadband
News Analysis | 5/2/2022

Right now many telcos are still grappling with the early stages of 10G PON, also known as XGS PON, which can deliver multi-gigabit services.

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