Study from ACA Connects argues that the case for new regulations has 'vanished' amid 'robust' broadband growth and competition.
When asked about a possible recession in the US, AT&T's Jeff McElfresh said, 'The team is well equipped with the toolkit and customer lens to address that for our owners.'
Z-axis data, along with X- and Y-axis data, ought to let emergency responders know exactly which floor a 911 caller might be on. And now, AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile are successfully capturing that data.
Top five US cable operator Altice USA said it has more than 100K FTTP customers. The network passes about 1.3M homes and businesses. Multi-gigabit speeds are on the way.
Various Big Tech companies – but no telecom operators – club together to promote an interoperable, open and standards-based metaverse.
Using Airwaive's service, network operators outline the locations where they need sites and the amount they're willing to pay. The offers are then delivered to property owners, who can decide if they're willing to host the equipment.
Attributes such as high reliability and low latency are becoming critical, even in the multi-gigabit era. 'Netflix isn't going to look any better' on a multi-gigabit broadband connection, notes Vodafone's Gavin Young.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: cross-border autonomous driving made easy; Arqiva wants to save old-school telly; more data centers for Finland, probably.
Finnish operator demos 2.1 Gbit/s at the Nokia Arena using 26GHz spectrum.
Paramount Global launched its premium streaming service in the UK and Ireland Wednesday as part of a larger global expansion drive.
Viasat, whose prior top speed for home broadband tapped out at 100 Mbit/s, has introduced the new 150-Meg tier in dozens of markets, with plans to make the faster offering available nationwide.
Federal, state and local offices are hiring for a range of positions to manage billions of dollars in broadband grants.
New lawsuit against T-Mobile takes aim at one of the first things the company did after it closed its Sprint purchase in 2020: Shuttering the Sprint 5G network that covered parts of 13 US cities.
Charter Communications has picked up nearly $50 million in state grants to deploy broadband service in several rural Kentucky counties.
Vendors are piling into the multi-billion-dollar market for PON equipment while component costs are soaring.
The world is on target to pass 1 billion 5G subs by the end of the year in the view of several market forecasts.
LTD was the big winner in the FCC's RDOF program. But 18 months later, the company still has not received any money through the effort. Now, it is exiting the California market.
Orange and Capgemini said the Bleu cloud platform will launch its first services including Microsoft Azure in 2024.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia seeks 5G innovation in France; Orange helps Belgium fight digital exclusion; Google placates France's antitrust squad.
With 5,325 private networks, China's industrial 5G has achieved serious scale.
Vodafone has ambitious plans for open RAN - it's aiming to deploy at 30% of its more than 100,000 European sites by 2030 - and is an influential voice in mobile network tech.
In a battle with the FCC, Dish Network paid $515 million in fines and lost 197 AWS-3 spectrum licenses worth around $3.3 billion. A recent court ruling could be a final setback.
Dish announced a new $3.3 billion agreement with T-Mobile that lowers the prices Dish must pay to put its customers onto T-Mobile's 5G network. The deal also likely means Dish won't need AT&T.
Ericsson's Mobility Report is a reminder making predictions about 5G is tricky, a task not made easier by the current economic and geopolitical environment.
Europe's weirdest nation raises euro 1.2 billion from its long-delayed spectrum auction and throws yet more competitors into the mix.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: MTN unveils 5G target; Ekinops passes the Microsoft audition; Zen and the art of getting a decent Wi-Fi signal.
Dish is finally turning years and years of spectrum hoarding into a commercial service. But building a network is just the first step. Here's a look at the company's competitive stance.
Network equipment vendor Ericsson found that mobile network data traffic globally doubled in absolute numbers during the past two years, thanks to more smartphone users watching lots of video.
Operator's investment arm China Mobile Capital has acquired 23.08% of Venustech's voting stock through its purchase of 284 million shares at 14.57 yuan.
One of Canada's biggest operators is hopeful the sale of mobile assets will persuade regulators to bless its mega merger with Shaw.
Verizon and AT&T today push money into the Universal Service Fund via a mechanism that many argue isn't sustainable. Their solution? Get big technology companies like Amazon and Google to also start paying into the fund.
Despite fears of a 'digital' imbalance between fiber haves and have-nots, a surge of private-sector investment has been welcome.
The France-based operator plans to roll out standalone 5G services in 2023.
Jaimie Lenderman, principal analyst at Omdia, sheds light on a recent report showing a rise in gigabit offerings across the globe and what's behind that rise. #FiberConnect
Singtel boldly claims Hyundai 'will have the leading facility for development of a metaverse for the manufacturing industry.'
Instead of focusing on the business case, Pew's Kathryn de Wit said states should focus on the opportunity cost of not having fiber.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Wi-Fi trials in Dublin; Jurassic Fibre extends UK rollout; Telia brings 5G to the Norwegian military.
The FAA said the big US wireless companies will work to keep their 5G signals from causing aircraft interference for the next year. AT&T and Verizon said they'll turn on their 5G gear using the C-band spectrum throughout the next 12 months.
'Unlicensed spectrum remains a critical tool for closing the digital divide. Removing it from the proverbial toolkit will mean fewer providers at the table,' argued wireless Internet provider Nextlink.
The Nashville-based singer/songwriter, who performed this week at the Fiber Connect 2022 event, said bold storytelling is what sets her songs and lyrics apart.
Mari Silbey, senior director of partnerships and outreach at US Ignite, joins the Light Reading team to discuss takeaways from the Fiber Connect conference in Nashville.
'Of the 181 applications filed with the commission, 122 were found to be initially materially deficient,' FCC chief Jessica Rosenworcel told Congress of the agency's 'rip and replace' program.
Cisco EVP talks about the projects aimed at reducing the digital divide and how private 5G-as-a-service could help.
The operator flagged local company Raliacom, which manufactures vehicle-tracking devices, as its first customer.
The company is eyeing the industrial metaverse, but most telcos remain on sidelines. Docomo is aiming at non-telecom services accounting for half of revenue in three years.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Russia fines Google for data mismanagement; Hyperoptic lands social housing gig in London; emergency video calls enables for UK sign language users.
Component shortages triggered by war and disease are hurting the Finnish equipment maker, and costs are on the rise.
Jeremiah Sloan, CEO, Craighead Electric, discusses the co-op's work in rural Arkansas and a new partnership with electric co-ops across the state to deliver a wholesale fiber network.
In this podcast, Masum Mir, VP and GM of engineering at Cisco, discusses changes on the horizon for networks and network security to support the so-called metaverse, and how Cisco's relationship with the cable industry is evolving.
A new letter from the acting head of the FAA sheds more light on the fight between 5G providers and the airlines over C-band interference. The news isn't great for Verizon.
While this is a 'generational moment in terms of federal funding,' navigating the process of distributing the funds in coordination with local and state governments won't be simple, said AT&T's Chris Altomari.
Does edge computing decentralization make sense? What form should it take? What role is left for network operators? The telecom industry is still seeking answers.
Among T-Mobile's newest offerings, customers on its Magenta Max plan can get 5GB of free, high-speed data each month at 'up to 5G speeds' in over 210 countries.
Julie Kunstler, senior principal analyst at Omdia, discusses new broadband deployment strategies and the challenges facing the cable industry as fiber competition ramps up in the US.
'Mobile service revenue is currently increasing 3-4% per annum (levels not seen since 2012) and 5G is one, but not the only, factor,' wrote Strategy Analytics analyst Philip Kendall.
After a deal on private networks, 5G should finally launch by the end of 2022 – while a token unveiling may happen during Independence Day celebrations.
EU General Court annuls fine, citing 'procedural irregularities' by the European Commission in its case against the chipmaker.
Sam Pratt, CEO of Render Networks, discusses how his company's geospatial technology helps accelerate fiber deployment by streamlining the construction process.
Charter expects to shed some broadband subs amid the transition to the ACP. Despite this 'special circumstance,' Charter's CFO still expects the overall broadband picture to stay positive in Q2.
James Stegeman, CEO of CostQuest, discusses his company's work with the FCC on a forthcoming federal broadband map that will determine how billions in broadband grant funding gets divided amongst US states and territories.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: TIM, Ericsson go network slicing in Italy; Quickline expands with ADVA gear; is music streaming fading out?
Instead, WOW will rely heavily on digital/online sales and lean on Reach Mobile to handle most customer interactions, says CEO Teresa Elder.
The startup company led by Carl Pei secured more than $200 million in funding and is set to unveil the design of debut Nothing smartphone tomorrow.
The Spanish infrastructure company has emerged as one of Europe's biggest towercos. Now it is targeting the telco edge.
Deborah Kish, VP of research and workforce development at the Fiber Broadband Association, discusses the organization's research on how fiber deployments are improving communities and shares updates about OpTIC: the FBA's new fiber optic technician training program.
Walmart is boasting of its ability to reach 4 million US households across six states with its drones. But the company isn't saying anything about how 5G might be involved.
Subsidiary Hubei Xingji Shidai Technology this week acquired control of Alibaba-backed handset firm Meizu for an undisclosed amount.
Smartphone shipments in the region fell by 12% in Q1 2022, according to Counterpoint Research.
Robin Olds, business development manager at Cisco, discusses opportunities for the company and industry at large as the US ramps up federal funding for fiber deployment.
A T-Mobile release in January 2021 suggested Halo 'expects to begin offering rides to customers later this year.' But that doesn't appear to have happened.
Dr. Tamarah Holmes, director of the office of broadband for the state of Virginia, discusses how the state has ramped up broadband infrastructure investments over the years, its work on broadband mapping and how forthcoming BEAD funding can help the state expand its efforts to close the digital divide.
Supporting and securing the network is rapidly evolving as data and applications are massively distributed and effectively delivered 'everywhere,' CEO Chuck Robbins said at the annual Cisco Live event.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefonica wants to reuse network gear; Deutsche Telekom Global Carrier beefs up its network monitoring; Africa Data Centres expands in SA.
Dish is selling unlimited 5G calling, texting and data services for $30 per month. 'There are no data caps - these are truly unlimited data plans,' according to the company.
Painting a rosy picture for the Comcast unit, NBCUniversal Chairman & CEO Jeff Shell says the movie, TV programming and theme park business is 'roaring back' from pandemic disruptions of the past two years.
Google is positioning its new offering as an alternative to corporate Wi-Fi networks that the company said might not meet enterprise customers' needs for reliability, security and coverage.
Katie Espeseth, vice president at EPB, discusses progress the city of Chattanooga, Tennessee, has made with fiber delivery, how it's paved the way for economic growth and more.
Operators have been talking up the edge opportunity for years, but the main beneficiaries seem to lie outside the telecom sector.
For years it has been using the CBRS spectrum band to improve its 4G network, but thanks to a new test with vendor Ericsson, the operator said it's ready to put 5G into the band.
Kevin Morgan, CMO at Clearfield, on the company's recent acquisition of Nestor Cables and what fiber-friendly federal funding rules mean for Clearfield, its clients and the future of connectivity in the US.
The Wenjie M5, the first model to be equipped with Huawei's Harmony OS, is reportedly the fastest to reach 10,000 units sold in China.
Duo creates new company Accelsius to accelerate go-to-market of tech developed by Nokia Bell Labs.
The Italian operator is responsible for building the backhaul fiber links for 11,000 5G basestations in Italy.
Through two world wars, the creation of the Internet and the rise of the smartphone, the ITU has made communications work. Now the agency is focusing on 6G.
SeaChange, a supplier of video tech and software, and Triller have agreed to terminate a merger that was announced in late 2021. They killed the deal after determining it could not be completed by June 30, 2022.
Consumer demand, operator technology upgrades, marketing and high levels of investment are all contributing to 1-Gig growth globally, says analyst firm Omdia.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UK altnets on the march; A1 Telekom Austria goes network slicing; 5G all at sea.
DZS CEO Charlie Vogt talks about the influx of federal broadband funding and how his company is cutting costs for service providers by giving them more visibility into their customer networks.
'Macro slowdown in other parts of the economy could help free up semi [conductor] capacity for networking gear,' wrote the financial analysts at Rosenblatt Securities in a recent note to investors.
5G Americas' Chris Pearson provides an update on the global state of 5G and what's making a difference in lessening the digital divide.
Starry, the fixed wireless operator, has vast potential but will need more funds to pull off a vision to service 13 million homes and connect 640,000 subs in the next five years, according to MoffettNathanson.
Chips giant adds to its burgeoning RAN portfolio with a move for the Israeli software developer.
Several suppliers have now expanded their product offerings in a development that calls open RAN logic into question.
The South Korean operator is making a big bet on cloud, media and artificial intelligence as its telco unit struggles.
First announced in March, the new joint venture creates yet another adjacent service offering for the Spanish telco.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Prospects bright for Open Fiber/TIM deal; Orange to test and rate smartphone cameras; UK watchdog investigates mobile ecosystem duopoly.
Indian service providers and technology companies are hardening battle lines over the distribution of 5G spectrum for private networks.
AT&T's field test was run on a production network involving five miles of fiber using central office tech from Nokia paired with customer premises equipment (CPE) outfitted with FPGAs.
Broadband rules also drew criticism from the Wireless Internet Service Providers Association (WISPA) which called NTIA's fiber focus 'contrary to Congress' tech-neutral design' of the infrastructure law.
Although average data consumption hit 513.8 gigabytes in Q1 2022, up 11% year-over-year, consumption actually dropped 4.2% versus the prior quarter, according to OpenVault's latest Broadband Insights Report.
Finalization of 3GGP Release 17 includes 5G Reduced Capability (RedCap) New Radio specification. Proponents think it's the shot in the arm that IoT needs.
Globe Telecom is encouraged by the success of rival PLDT in selling off its tower assets.
Alan Fan, head of Huawei's IP department, says more than 2 billion smartphones have been licensed with Huawei IP in the past five years – around 27% of the total.
The action is in response to a government mandate on storing information about customers to boost cybersecurity.
The Cable Next-Gen Europe Digital Symposium will explore how European cable operators and their American counterparts are taking different approaches to reaching 10G.
Buried in the operator's recently published annual report is the revelation that its IoT business could soon become independent.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: FTTH rollout slows in France; the Mouse marches into the MENA region; Ofcom appoints new spectrum boss.
Orange Business Services executives discuss the SD-WAN deployment to nearly 1,200 Siemens sites plus the launch of Service Manage-Watch.
Scale of human displacement caused by Russian invasion of Ukraine is put into sharp relief by carrier traffic stats collated by i3forum Insights.
Chinese companies are among the biggest contributors to Kubernetes, and not everyone buys the arguments about open-source security.
A new annual Comcast Advertising study suggests that advertisers allocate up to 30% of their premium video budget toward streaming, but still spend the bulk of their ad dollars on traditional TV.
VEON, the emerging-markets operator that counts Russia as its biggest market, sells another opco after the 2020 Armenia divestment.
Cox, which already has an X1 syndication deal with Comcast, is looking into a platform approach of delivering services and apps without a set-top box, exec says.
Also in today's EME regional roundup: Sparkle connects Benetton; Three hikes prices for pay-as-you-go customers; Salt savors network success in Switzerland.
Chairman of the IT software company says advanced planning has helped increase employees' safety in the wake of Russia's invasion.
University of Chicago's Nick Feamster shares his team's work on mapping the digital divide with the Internet Equity Initiative.
In partnership with Reach Mobile, WideOpenWest has begun to market four mobile service options that start at $15 per month for a 'Basic' package and top out at $45 per month for an 'All-In Unlimited' plan.
Rights groups argue that forcing big tech to share the cost of building telecoms networks would undermine EU net neutrality rules.
The duo says they are stepping up their private networks' commitment in Europe, although 5G only gets fleeting mention.
Multi-gigabit speeds to the home is on trend, but 'massive reliability' across every link in the local area network is critical, says Plume board appointee Tony Werner.
As automation gathers pace, combined headcount at some of the world's biggest operators continues its seemingly irreversible decline.
Demand from over-the-top players is set to drive a bandwidth rebound on the trans-Atlantic cable route.
Harmonic has released an upgrade kit that enables Cisco GS7000 nodes to support the distributed access architecture and DOCSIS 4.0 as the widely-deployed Cisco equipment nears its end-of-life.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom turns to 700MHz for rural 5G; Telefonica Tech hooks up with Constella Intelligence; EU plumps for USB-C charging port as standard.
Experts from T-Mobile and Verizon share how relationships with mentors, sponsors and coaches evolve over the course of a career.
SK Telecom is using AWS Wavelength to support its 5G edge computing strategy.
The Indian government was planning to hold the 5G spectrum auction in June, with commercial launch on August 15, but appears likely to delay.
In this podcast, Claude Aiken, the new chief strategy officer and chief legal officer of Nextlink Internet, discusses the company trial of gigabit-class fixed wireless speeds over the 6GHz band. Aiken also offers an important update on how the regulatory landscape is shaping up in the band.
Bennett Indart, VP of SMART world solutions for NTT, and IndyCar's SJ Luedtke join the podcast to explain what it takes from a network standpoint to collect and analyze the data produced during the race.
Hughes Network Systems is teaming with a handful of partners to bring satellite broadband connectivity to more than 7,200 sites in rural, underserved parts of Mexico.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: TIM gives cloud support to Salesforce; Telefonica Tech adds Netskope security; Yandex boss steps down.
Spanish private equity firm Asterion, which already owns Retelit, has reportedly made a bid for Irideos.
Deutsche Telekom has tapped Comcast Technology Solutions' Cloud TV Suite as the new backend platform for its Magenta TV service in selected European markets, starting in Austria.
The Japanese operator said it would begin indoor trials before March 2023 and outdoor trials over the following 12 months.
A new study counts over 100 broadband programs administered by 15 agencies and calls the federal approach to closing the digital divide 'fragmented and overlapping.'
Network expansion has become the name of the game in an industry that's been grappling with a slowing pace of broadband subscriber growth.
Google's Orion Wifi is available to Wi-Fi providers in the US at malls, retail stores, and other public spaces. 'Cellular carriers pay to put their subscribers on your Wi-Fi network,' Orion Wifi boasts.
Executives from AT&T, MetTel and Boingo on accessing leadership and education programs, speaking up and taking credit for success, and identifying allies.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EU looks likely to push for standard phone charger; CityFibre scores new financing package; Truphone sold for GB pound 1.
T-Mobile is currently offering Voice over 5G New Radio in 'limited areas' of Portland, Oregon, and Salt Lake City, and plans to expand the service to more areas this year and next.
The network equipment vendor managed to grow revenues by 14% in its fiscal second quarter, but strong demand was overshadowed by worsening supply chain constraints that caused its backlog to balloon to more than $4 billion.
The Korean government has set 2025 as the target starting data for commercially available urban air services.
Tech+IP said its new rankings are derived from an assessment not only of raw patent filings but also their geographic location, relation to other patents and position within the 5G standard.
In North America and Latin America, optical transport revenue was up 25% and 19% year-over-year, respectively.
Stephen Rose, a longtime Nokia executive, is now 'driving multibillion dollar P&L delivering technology, products and solutions to Communications Services Providers and Enterprise clients' for IBM.
'Based on management commentary and our own channel checks, we believe DigitalBridge has interest in acquiring Radius Global,' according to the financial analysts at Cowen.
The Dish-owned OTT-TV streaming service is the first to allow MyBundle.TV to bill services through an aggregation platform being used by dozens of US broadband service operators.
Meanwhile, Elon Musk claims SpaceX has already produced the first heavy-duty 'Gen2' Starlink satellite, which is seven meters long and 2,755 pounds.
'This is a perfect case for RAN sharing, neutral hosting,' said Sidd Chenumolu, VP of technology development for Dish. However, 'we are not there yet.'
Optus can't match Telstra's coverage footprint, especially in 5G, and the partnership threatens to erase Optus' coverage and price advantages over TPG.
'Our goal for the remainder of this year is to work with our ISP partners to scale the numerous commercial pilots of our connectivity platform,' said the company's CEO.
The OnGo Alliance counts 250,000 sites around the country broadcasting wireless signals in the 3.5GHz CBRS spectrum band. In comparison, the group estimates 100,000 sites are broadcasting 5G signals.
After closing a deal that covers Assia's CloudCheck and Expresse products, DZS says revenue tied to software and services is on pace to reach $50 million annually and climb to $100 million by 2025.
A total of 7,287 villages are expected to benefit in 44 Aspirational Districts across Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Maharashtra and Odisha.
French media giant reportedly warns that the price must be right for it to support the sale of TIM's fixed network.
Tommi Uitto doubts the new-look technology will buoy competition or lower costs and implementation remains a nightmare, he tells Light Reading.
'5G has not been enough to attract wireless consumers to higher priced rate plans,' wrote the analysts at LightShed Partners. 'We are skeptical faster 5G is inducing many subscribers to upgrade.' Enter the admin fees.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefonica shortlists for fiber network; Telia finalises Tet sale, announces share buy back after tower sale; Virgin Media O2 is one; Europe turns to telemedicine.