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Starry will depart Columbus, Ohio, by June
News Analysis | 1/31/2023

Starry said it is exiting Columbus, where it covers over 350,000 homes, to focus on its core markets of Boston, New York City, Los Angeles, Denver and Washington, DC.

Broadband network spending set to climb as cable gets its groove back
News Analysis | 1/31/2023

PON rollouts for newbuilds and copper network upgrades will play a big role, but cable's shift to virtualized and distributed networks and DOCSIS 4.0 is expected to fuel a spending wave, Dell'Oro predicts.

Comcast drove 48% of Harmonic's revenue in Q4
News Analysis | 1/31/2023

The acceleration of revenues from Comcast comes as the operator preps its HFC network for DOCSIS 4.0. But analysts view Charter as the 'real prize' Harmonic has yet to capture.

T-Mobile's MVNOs could be roped into latest hack
News Analysis | 1/31/2023

Google Fi recently began alerting some customers of 'suspicious activity' related to the 'primary network provider for Google Fi,' which is likely a reference to T-Mobile's latest hack.

T-Mobile takes greenwashing to a new high
Morris Lore | 1/31/2023

The US operator sets a net-zero target for 2040 but the emissions over which it has most control rose sharply in 2021.

How MU-MIMO could change the FWA game for T-Mobile and Verizon
News Analysis | 1/31/2023

Testing by Signals Research Group at T-Mobile cell sites finds SRS beamforming and MU-MIMO active and yielding a dramatic increase in capacity - especially for receivers that don't move.

The Divide: Study examines service providers' plans and priorities for bridging broadband gaps
LRTV Interviews | 1/31/2023

This week: Heavy Reading's Alan Breznick joins the show to discuss the results of a recent survey of global broadband operators on their plans for closing the digital divide.

US govt plans to block all tech exports to Huawei – reports
News Analysis | 1/31/2023

Agencies have already stopped approving exports to the Chinese firm.

ServiceNow invests $25M in security startup Snyk
News Analysis | 1/31/2023

The startup also received $196.5 million in Series G funding in December.

Eurobites: BT floats 'legacy' applications up to the cloud
News Analysis | 1/31/2023

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange France has new CEO; KPN, Tele2 earnings; Vodafone and Ericsson trial VoNR over 5G SA in Oman.

BT and SPL to work on 5G transmissions from HAPS aircraft
News Analysis | 1/31/2023

BT and SPL agree to jointly test new antenna technology aboard a HAPS aircraft that could take 5G to the stratosphere.

Convergence: Bringing networks together while the world tries to keep them apart
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 1/31/2023

Carriers understand that adopting strong service assurance in the complex partner ecosystem of today's networks requires service assurance solutions that are well-integrated with other systems and can deal with proprietary and open source standards and open APIs. #sponsored

ATSC 3.0 transition 'in peril' without more FCC action, NAB claims
News Analysis | 1/30/2023

The National Association of Broadcasters argues that 'a stalled transition is threatening the future' of broadcast TV and wants the FCC to create an 'ATSC 3.0 task force.'

Here are 4 big themes for 5G in 2023
DanoVision | 1/30/2023

Growth in the US wireless industry is expected to slow during 2023, and Verizon's lackluster outlook isn't sparking optimism. But cable's mobile efforts are looking good.

Gigi Sohn headed for third Senate hearing
News Analysis | 1/30/2023

Sohn is expected to sit through an unprecedented third Senate hearing for FCC Commissioner sometime in the coming weeks.

NEC posts networks loss amid 5G slowdown and open RAN 'caution'
News Analysis | 1/30/2023

Months after complaining about open RAN wariness among brownfield operators, the Japanese company reports losses at its networks division.

Upstream demand driven by 'marketing,' not true usage, Charter CEO says
News Analysis | 1/30/2023

Chris Winfrey's comments arrive as Charter prepares to upgrade its HFC networks, but shifts the broader narrative toward wireline/wireless service convergence.

Walmart's drones take a multi-carrier approach to 5G
News Analysis | 1/30/2023

A Walmart representative confirmed that the company's drone fleet can be upgraded to 5G, and that the company's drone vendor, DroneUp, uses technology from Elsight to connect to multiple cellular networks.

Bell joins Telstra as second 'big telco' investor in Cohere
News Analysis | 1/30/2023

The Canadian operator is stumping up funds for trials of Cohere's capacity-boosting network software and 6G candidate.

Eurobites: Orange Belgium and Telenet strike wholesale fixed-networks deal
News Analysis | 1/30/2023

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Hrvatski Telekom gets digging in Dubrovnik; London's mayor takes FTTH credit; MTN's Mupita wants new regulatory framework.

Cellnex merger rumors add to ongoing tower chess game
News Analysis | 1/30/2023

M&A remains an ongoing source of speculation as MNOs continue to set their towers free.

Charter near avoiding big financial hit in murder case involving former field tech
News Analysis | 1/27/2023

In a case that originally awarded more than $7 billion in punitive charges, a tentative settlement is for 'substantially less' than a reduced judgment of $262 million, according to a Charter SEC filing.

AT&T boasts of core 'white box' success in 5G, fiber push
News Analysis | 1/27/2023

Broadcom, DriveNets, Cisco, Nokia and others are among the vendors supporting AT&T's move toward a new switching and routing platform that's now carrying a majority of the operator's production traffic.

The Notebook Dump: BEAD battles, 5G wins and woes, robot dog uprising
LRTV Interviews | 1/27/2023

The editors cover cable earnings updates, 5G wins and woes, battles over BEAD funding and the rise of the robot dogs in the Notebook Dump for the week ending January 27.

Verizon, Dish drive open RAN in the US, Dell'Oro finds
News Analysis | 1/27/2023

'The operator is ordering 7.2x compatible radios from one of its vendors, but the carrier is waiting to fully deploy open RAN,' Dell'Oro Group wrote in its recent report.

The Buildout: Four states get $794M for broadband; Wahzhazhe Connect to break ground
News Analysis | 1/27/2023

This week in broadband builds: States get $794 million for broadband plans; electric co-ops, Comcast win in Missouri; Conexon connects Florida's EREC; Wahzhazhe Connect to construct Osage Nation network – and more.

Charter rakes in record 615K mobile lines, base balloons to 5.29M
News Analysis | 1/27/2023

'Spectrum One' convergence bundle is contributing to mobile line growth, but execs say the bulk of those lines are coming from existing broadband subs upgrading to mobile.

Huawei's smart car business finds a higher gear
News Analysis | 1/27/2023

Following a much stronger 2022, Huawei's smart car unit says it is on track to turn a profit in 2025.

Midband 5G reaches the halfway point in US, Crown Castle CEO says
News Analysis | 1/27/2023

'To date, only about half of our sites across our top three customers [Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile] have been upgraded with midband spectrum,' said Crown Castle CEO Jay Brown.

Bridging the Digital Divide: Part 4
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 1/27/2023

In the final installment of this four-part sponsored series, we look at still more key highlights from a new Heavy Reading study about the broadband industry's plans for closing the Digital Divide. #sponsored

Intel is 'losing market share left, right and center'
News Analysis | 1/27/2023

A leading analyst says the US chipmaker faces an existential threat from Arm after it reports another shocking set of results.

Eurobites: Openreach to stop outbound calls for digital refuseniks
News Analysis | 1/27/2023

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EE adds more scam call protection; Elisa powers on; Google commits to greater transparency for EU searchers.

BT to hire 400 graduates and apprentices
News Analysis | 1/27/2023

The company has announced plans for a new intake and says it is planning investment to support young people and jobseekers.

Comcast to unleash global UI for TVs, streaming media players
News Analysis | 1/26/2023

Common interface will be woven into multiple products, including those supporting X1, Flex, Sky Glass, the Xumo streaming JV, and TVs and streamers distributed to Comcast's syndication partners.

Calix transformation to a platform company complete, say execs
News Analysis | 1/26/2023

Calix execs said over 90% of Q4 bookings comprised platform and managed services as it pursues a 'land and expand' strategy.

AT&T, other network operators navigate IoT turmoil
News Analysis | 1/26/2023

AT&T is reviving its 'Connected Solutions' unit to navigate the intersection between 5G and IoT. Cameron Coursey, a longtime AT&T IoT exec, will lead it.

What's the Story? Mediacom mum on mobile service details
LRTV Interviews | 1/26/2023

Jeff Baumgartner joins the podcast with updates on Mediacom's mobile service plans and discusses how the cable industry at large is doing in the mobile space.

Comcast sets mobile record, but Hurricane Ian spins broadband subs into the red
News Analysis | 1/26/2023

Alongside a gain of 365,000 mobile lines, Comcast lost a better than expected 26,000 broadband subs – which would've been a gain of 4,000 absent the impact of Hurricane Ian.

BICS' data shows an uptick in human and machine roaming in 2022
News Analysis | 1/26/2023

BICS also noted a marked increase in the number of 5G-enabled devices, which it believes will have implications for SA 5G and roaming demand.

Pollen Mobile distances itself from crypto, sparking DeWi outrage
News Analysis | 1/26/2023

Critics are concerned that Pollen Mobile's new rewards structure does not have a mechanism that allows early Pollen supporters to accrue more cryptocurrency. And that's caused an uproar.

AT&T's fiber buildout pace could signal broader slowdown
News Analysis | 1/26/2023

AT&T's lower annual fiber overbuild cadence 'will certainly feed the controversy around whether fiber is pulling back,' a New Street Research analyst notes.

Fixed wireless companies keep pushing NTIA on BEAD rules
News Analysis | 1/26/2023

FWA providers want NTIA to amend BEAD's restriction on unlicensed spectrum projects. Some advocates agree the change is necessary to close the digital divide.

Optical roundup: Transport gear market to hit $17B by 2027 – Dell'Oro
News Analysis | 1/26/2023

In this roundup: Dell'Oro Group forecasts that the optical transport equipment market will grow at a 3% CAGR over the next five years; Ciena's Blue Planet appoints a new general manager; and Lumen Technologies expands its 400G Wavelength Services network.

Eurobites: Ericsson appoints new head of Europe & Latin America region
News Analysis | 1/26/2023

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: SFR eyes 5G private networks market, with Nokia's help; Telia blown off course by headwinds; Shell Energy comes under Ofcom's cosh.

Nokia targets 5G market share gains after ending 2022 on a high
News Analysis | 1/26/2023

The Finnish equipment maker reports sales growth and profitability at all its major business units and now aims to build on a 5G turnaround.

AT&T preps new FWA product for 'copper catch'
News Analysis | 1/25/2023

Amid massive fixed wireless gains by Verizon and T-Mobile, AT&T said it too is preparing a new fixed wireless product. But AT&T's overall FWA strategy is different from that of its rivals.

AT&T and Verizon cut 9,400 jobs last quarter
News Analysis | 1/25/2023

AT&T and Verizon have now cut nearly 170,000 jobs in the last seven years and they are apparently not done yet.

After Verizon lowers expectations, AT&T raises them
News Analysis | 1/25/2023

AT&T raised its wireless service revenue growth expectations for 2023 a day after Verizon lowered its own forecasts. AT&T CEO John Stankey said the company's overall strategy for 2023 is to maintain course.

AT&T resets fiber plan, sheds light on BlackRock JV
News Analysis | 1/25/2023

AT&T says it will use a blend of organic growth, partnerships and government subsidies to expands its fiber footprint well beyond 30 million US homes and businesses.

EE is the clear winner in RootMetrics' UK awards
News Analysis | 1/25/2023

The telco performed the best in most performance tests conducted by RootMetrics, while overall 5G performance and availability improved across operators.

Telstra CEO said she'll work during today's public holiday
News Analysis | 1/25/2023

Telstra CEO Vicki Brady stirs controversy by declaring she won't observe one of Australia's national holidays.

Qualcomm tries to put some spring in millimeter wave's step
News Analysis | 1/25/2023

The high-band spectrum can provide a capacity boost in hotspots and support an array of new applications, but the business case remains unclear.

Blockgraph CEO on how data is fueling the future of targeted TV advertising
CxO Spotlight | 1/25/2023

Blockgraph CEO Jason Manningham joins the podcast to discuss how the company is keeping data safe and secure amid the rising tide of targeted TV advertising.

AT&T FirstNet unleashes robotic dogs for emergency services
News Analysis | 1/25/2023

The IoT use cases where robotic dogs will be deployed include 'disaster response and recovery, facilities surveillance and security operations,' said AT&T's Lance Spencer.

Eurobites: Truphone emerges out of sanctions limbo
News Analysis | 1/25/2023

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: ASML performs well, considering; EU wants to cut 5G red tape; Ericsson in 5G trials with Spark and Red Hat.

TM Forum says certification way forward for open APIs
News Analysis | 1/25/2023

But there's still plenty of compliance activity under the certification radar.

Verizon adds 379K FWA subs in Q4 but faces capacity questions
News Analysis | 1/24/2023

CEO Hans Vestberg is confident Verizon will have ample capacity to exceed its fixed wireless access subscriber goals, but some analysts aren't so certain.

MC-PTX interworking for critical communications
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 1/24/2023

Standards-based mission-critical push-to-talk over cellular (PTToC) technology offers great advantages to public safety agencies. #sponsored

Verizon admits to miscalculations on 5G, edge computing and private networks
News Analysis | 1/24/2023

'The mobile edge compute and private 5G networks ... the adoption curve [is] a little slower than maybe we would like,' admitted Verizon CFO Matt Ellis during the company's earnings conference call.

Rakuten's energy use soared on mobile rollout
Morris Lore | 1/24/2023

The Japanese company watched electricity consumption rocket with its buildout of the country's fourth network – and that was before it had many customers.

Brace for the collision between telecom, public cloud
DanoVision | 1/24/2023

Should telecom operators leverage the public cloud? Billions of dollars hang on the answer to that question as the private networking opportunity lights a fire under both sides.

Alaska maps its broadband locations with Ecopia AI
News Analysis | 1/24/2023

Alaska is working with Ecopia AI to generate a map of the state's buildings and broadband serviceable locations in the lead up to BEAD.

T-Mobile urged to stop using 'fast,' 'high-speed' or 'reliable' in FWA ads
News Analysis | 1/24/2023

The National Advertising Division's decision stems from a Comcast complaint. T-Mobile will appeal the decision that its speed and reliability claims are unsupported.

Telco vs. Cable: Who comes out on top?
Guest Perspectives | 1/24/2023

Industry analyst Cheenu Seshadri weighs in on the cable industry's push to mobile connectivity and how that will impact incumbent telcos.

Eurobites: Ofcom investigates BT over contract clarity
News Analysis | 1/24/2023

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Neos Networks completes regional metro access networks; Deutsche Telekom sold on Cellnex; Elon owes rent to King Charles.

Chinese telcos relish their new role at core of digital economy
News Analysis | 1/24/2023

The Year of the Rabbit promises more cloud-driven growth.

AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile quietly walk away from ZenKey joint venture
News Analysis | 1/23/2023

The nation's top mobile operators launched ZenKey in 2020 to offer single sign-on services. But AT&T stopped supporting the offering last year, according to its website.

The Divide: Ciena's Steve Alexander on closing the connectivity and digital education gap
LRTV Interviews | 1/23/2023

This week: Steve Alexander, CTO at Ciena, joins the show to discuss what it will take to close the digital divide, how Ciena is preparing for funding opportunities and where all this connectivity is taking us.

Dish could slow 5G spending later this year
News Analysis | 1/23/2023

'Activity suggests a 2H23 slowdown (taking a breather after meeting its June 2023 FCC shot-clock) as we also consider the company is being mindful of its balance sheet,' the Cowen analysts wrote of Dish.

Verizon narrowing FWA coverage gap with T-Mobile – study
News Analysis | 1/23/2023

With capacity availability playing a role in coverage numbers, Verizon's use of C-band spectrum for FWA also ramped up significantly in 2022, finds a new market study from ISI Evercore.

Mediacom seeks mobile trademark, but mum on launch plans
News Analysis | 1/23/2023

Filing for the 'Mediacom Mobile' trademark is part of a broader process to explore whether it makes business sense to offer an operator-branded mobile service, an official says.

Ericsson, Huawei and Nokia chase 5G royalties beyond smartphones
News Analysis | 1/23/2023

The world's biggest holders of 5G patents are targeting other companies using mobile technologies and not paying for the privilege.

What to expect from MWC Barcelona 2023
News Analysis | 1/23/2023

The GSMA said it expects 80,000 people to turn out for its MWC trade show in Barcelona, Spain, this year, alongside around 2,000 exhibitors. That's up from the 61,000 who attended MWC Barcelona last year.

Cox on losing end of broadband ad spat
News Analysis | 1/23/2023

In the wake of a complaint lodged by AT&T, Cox has been urged to drop an 'implied superior reliability claim' in Internet ads.

Don't worry about the government?
Guest Perspectives | 1/23/2023

Former Heavy Reading analyst Patrick Donegan looks at the year ahead in telecom security and how regulatory moves can push telcos to safety.

Eurobites: Telia flags up impairment charges as headwinds bite
News Analysis | 1/23/2023

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: VMO2 upgrades its IP core with Juniper; Proximus addresses fiber rollout 'abuses'; job cuts at Spotify.

The Notebook Dump: DeWi pushes forward, ACP needs funds, Netflix with ads is 'meh'
LRTV Interviews | 1/20/2023

The editors contemplate the state of decentralized wireless, the future of the Affordable Connectivity Program and why Netflix with ads is irritating.

T-Mobile failed to secure API in latest hack
News Analysis | 1/20/2023

Starting in November, T-Mobile said, hackers were able to get customers' billing addresses, emails, phone numbers and dates of birth via an insecure interface.

US aid agency backs fourth Philippines 5G network
News Analysis | 1/20/2023

USTDA signs deal to back 5G trials with the country's smallest telco - but can it find commercial backers?

Brands get burned by tech’s annus horribilis
News Analysis | 1/20/2023

Verizon and Deutsche Telekom are ranked as most valuable telco brands in 2023 report.

What's the Story? Apple scraps AR glasses… for now
LRTV Interviews | 1/20/2023

Mike Dano joins the podcast to explain why Apple paused development on its augmented reality glasses and shifted focus to mixed reality headsets.

Starry cuts another 100 jobs, scraps funding deal
News Analysis | 1/20/2023

The FWA specialist's latest layoff will reduce its workforce by about 24%. Starry has also axed a stock agreement poised to raise up to $100 million.

Utility provider PGE takes an 'omnicarrier' approach to networking
News Analysis | 1/20/2023

Portland General Electric inked a new deal with startup Expeto that company executives said will give the utility the ability to use the best connection for each of its applications.

The Buildout: Spectrum scoops up $24.1M in Indiana broadband grants
News Analysis | 1/20/2023

This week in broadband builds: Spectrum, Comcast, electric co-ops win in Indiana; Cox, AT&T win in Kansas; Kinetic connects 9K in Kentucky; GoNetspeed expands in Maine - and more.

Eurobites: Deutsche Telekom and Ericsson focus on 5G uplink
News Analysis | 1/20/2023

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EU explores 5G's role in defense; TIM makes progress in ultrabroadband and 5G backhaul; UK public-sector cloud spend surges.

Ericsson feels the squeeze as big customers slash 5G spending
News Analysis | 1/20/2023

Profitability weakened at the Swedish equipment vendor in the final quarter of 2022 and the outlook is bleak.

Netflix now counts 231M global subscribers, names co-CEOs
News Analysis | 1/19/2023

Netflix offered little color on how its new ad-supported tier performed in Q4 2023. Meanwhile, Ted Sarandos and Greg Peters are now co-CEOs, with Reed Hastings shifting to executive chairman.

Unpacking the math behind AT&T's 5G and fiber spending
News Analysis | 1/19/2023

AT&T hopes to cover 130 million people with midband 5G by the end of this year, and 30 million locations with fiber by the end of 2025. However, the details of that buildout are somewhat fuzzy.

FWA's growth curve 'beginning to bend' – forecast
News Analysis | 1/19/2023

A small quarter-over-quarter subscriber growth decline indicates that FWA's 'adoption curve is shifting from accelerating to linear,' the analysts at ISI Evercore said.

Microsoft CEO gushes about AI as he prepares to ax 10,000 jobs
News Analysis | 1/19/2023

The software giant rumored to be planning a major AI investment will cut 5% of its workforce by March, said Satya Nadella.

Transforming the BSS: A Prerequisite for CSPs’ Growth
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase | 1/19/2023

Discover how Accenture is helping CSPs reinvent by updating tech and operating models, adopting new growth models and driving hyper-personalization here. #sponsored

Telcos don't look very brutally automated
Morris Lore | 1/19/2023

After several years of talk about the rise of the robots, the industry still seems to be a long way from having a self-driving network.

DeWi players hope to shift projects from pilots to payments
News Analysis | 1/19/2023

Officials in Shreveport, Louisiana, are running an extensive test of decentralized wireless technology with vendors Pollen Mobile and Spread Networks.

Infinera doubles US-Japan subsea cable capacity with 800G upgrade
News Analysis | 1/19/2023

The optical networking vendor also upgraded Louisiana State University's research and education network.

Ex-CEO defends Orange ‘burdens’ as next strategy makeover nears
News Analysis | 1/19/2023

Current CEO Christel Heydemann will reveal Orange's next strategic plan on February 16, with suggestions she will focus on more traditional offerings.

Eurobites: BT seeks to justify 14.4% price rise
News Analysis | 1/19/2023

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UK government warns providers not to hike prices; Deutsche Telekom rated Europe's top brand; Spotify and friends are no friends of Apple.

India may be heading toward a duopoly after all
News Analysis | 1/19/2023

As well as mounting debt, Vodafone Idea is also facing troubles on workforce and subscriber fronts.

O2 Germany CEO gears up for 600MHz battle
News Analysis | 1/19/2023

Markus Haas has been pushing the MNO case for 600MHz spectrum ahead of WRC-23 later this year.

Why AT&T is relinquishing spectrum in Mexico
News Analysis | 1/18/2023

According to AT&T, 'Mexico has one of the most expensive spectrum costs, which causes fewer people to be connected, putting investments at risk and creating barriers to competition.'

Harmonic open to opening up 'CableOS' to outside developers
News Analysis | 1/18/2023

Harmonic has had 'a couple of conversations' about expanding the scope of the company's cloud-powered CableOS platform, said Harmonic CEO Patrick Harshman.

Sandvine maps out ongoing shifts in Internet traffic patterns
News Analysis | 1/18/2023

In its latest report, software vendor Sandvine shows video and overall Internet traffic went up in H1 2022. It also sides with telcos in the debate on net neutrality and fair contributions.

Bridging the Digital Divide: Part 3
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 1/18/2023

In the third installment of this four-part sponsored series, we look at some more key highlights from a new Heavy Reading study about the broadband industry's plans for closing the Digital Divide.

KT prepping GPT3-style AI tool for commercial launch
News Analysis | 1/18/2023

Korean telco in talks with financial services companies to offer powerful new AI as SaaS or PaaS later this year.

'Greatest challenge' to closing digital divide is uncertainty about ACP, advocates warn
News Analysis | 1/18/2023

The National Urban League, in response to an inquiry from Sen. Thune, said the 'greatest challenge' to closing the digital divide is uncertainty about the Affordable Connectivity Program.

Standalone 5G progress remains 'a disappointment'
News Analysis | 1/18/2023

According to Dell'Oro Group, there are over 900 networks that could be implementing 5G SA technology. But so far only 39 operators have deployed it.

Eurobites: Telia wields the jobs ax again – report
News Analysis | 1/18/2023

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Tele2 builds wireless network for Axfood; Nokia helps tackle the digital divide in Senegal; UK toughens up online safety legislation.

Huawei remains a 5G force in the UK after govt backpedaling
News Analysis | 1/18/2023

The controversial Chinese vendor continues to serve thousands of 5G sites and is likely to be around for many years.

GTT adds PoP, new logo and exits Chapter 11 cases
News Analysis | 1/17/2023

The managed service provider is launching a new point of presence in Portland and has emerged from nearly $3 billion in debt plus Chapter 11 cases.

Mobi in Hawaii to go nationwide with new cloud-based mobile core
News Analysis | 1/17/2023

Mobi will use a cloud-native mobile core from startup WG2 - hosted in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud - to launch a nationwide MVNO service on T-Mobile's network. And it's building a CBRS network too.

Dish breaks more ground on 5G as pay-TV and mobile bases shrink
News Analysis | 1/17/2023

Dish lost another batch of pay-TV subs and saw mobile losses improve in prelim Q4 results. Meanwhile, Dish said it has started construction on more than 15,000 5G sites.

Wave7 Research's Jeff Moore on the keys to cable's mobile success
LRTV Interviews | 1/17/2023

Scale, simplicity, affordability and an under-appreciated local retail presence are among the reasons cable is having a moment in mobile, Moore says.

The Divide: How Kwikbit is bringing broadband to mobile homes
LRTV Interviews | 1/17/2023

This week: Joe Costello, CEO of Kwikbit, joins the show to discuss the company's work delivering wireless broadband to mobile homes across the US.

Eurobites: Vivendi boss resigns seat on TIM board
News Analysis | 1/17/2023

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia and Telefonica trial 25G PON; Vodafone extends in-store deal with Currys; UK's National Grid chooses EXFO for network monitoring.

Chinese government confirms focus on 6G development
News Analysis | 1/17/2023

Beijing has highlighted 6G among its tech priorities for 2023 and issued a call for proposals for key technologies, while its telecom giants continue preparations.

After Ukraine, Taiwan seeks its own LEOsats
News Analysis | 1/17/2023

We're now learning of the steep cost of rebuilding Ukraine's networks - but the war has been a lesson in the power of satellite.

Proximus guides for earnings squeeze in 'bold' three-year plan
News Analysis | 1/16/2023

The Belgian telecom incumbent is selling real estate and slashing costs as it battles inflationary pressure this year.

Germany achieves 100 Mbit/s (mostly) everywhere all the time
News Analysis | 1/16/2023

Germany's federal network agency will spend the next few months testing operator claims that they met key coverage obligations by the end of 2022.

Meet the investors betting $20M on DeWi
News Analysis | 1/16/2023

Salvador Gala​ and Mahesh Ramakrishnan run Escape Velocity Ventures, which has raised $20 million to invest in the nascent but potentially disruptive decentralized wireless (DeWi) market.

Eurobites: Hyperoptic hires former Vodafone exec to keep the customer satisfied
News Analysis | 1/16/2023

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telia appoints new comms boss; Prysmian extends cable range; relax, guys - strict time schedules are so 2022.

What 2023 holds in store for telecom in India
News Analysis | 1/16/2023

The growing 5G ecosystem and the launch of satellite services is likely to dominate 2023 in India even as Vodafone Idea struggles to survive.

Cloud roundup: Microsoft acquires startup Fungible
News Analysis | 1/13/2023

In this cloud roundup, IDC predicts enterprise application growth to reach $385 billion in 2026, Microsoft acquires Fungible, GCX and Nordic team on data center growth, and Windstream updates a unified communications platform with AWS.

Is 4K worth it?
The Bauminator | 1/13/2023

Fox Sports' 4K broadcasts of the NFL playoffs won't be 'native' 4K, but upscaled 1080p/HDR. Analyst Dan Rayburn says it's another clear indication that the production and distribution of 4K lacks a business case.

T-Mobile confirms layoffs amid change in retail strategy
News Analysis | 1/13/2023

T-Mobile confirmed that 'employees in certain positions have been impacted.' Analyst Jeff Moore, with Wave7 Research, estimated T-Mobile laid off roughly 600 employees.

The Notebook Dump: DirecTV layoffs, T-Mobile may want Mint Mobile, FCC map challenges
LRTV Interviews | 1/13/2023

Jeff Baumgartner, Mike Dano, Nicole Ferraro, Phil Harvey and Kelsey Ziser join this week's roundup to discuss what's up in pay-TV, mobile, broadband mapping, the cloud... and offbeat coffee mugs.

Open RAN gets a helping hand in US
News Analysis | 1/13/2023

ATIS inked a new memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the global O-RAN Alliance to 'advance the industry towards more intelligent, open, virtualized and global standards-compliant mobile networks.'

Ericsson looks to catch Nokia in private wireless
News Analysis | 1/13/2023

'Nokia ... is one of the leading players, if not the leading player in this market,' says Omdia Analyst Pablo Tomasi, adding that it is growing, with opportunity for Ericsson too.

Bridging the Digital Divide: Part 2
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 1/13/2023

In the second installment of this four-part sponsored series, we look at some more key highlights from a new Heavy Reading study about the broadband industry's plans for closing the Digital Divide.

Eurobites: Ericsson earmarks $220M for expected DoJ fine
News Analysis | 1/13/2023

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Cellnex brings Vapor IO's Kinetic Grid to Europe; manufacturers failing on smart-device support; TikTok fined in France.

Vodafone plans hundreds of layoffs – report
News Analysis | 1/13/2023

The giant telco is reportedly planning hundreds of job cuts, mainly in London, but it employs nearly 100,000 globally and has ambitious cost-saving plans.

Global bandwidth prices have leveled out in COVID era – TeleGeography
News Analysis | 1/13/2023

Supply chain issues and geopolitics have halted the usual steep falls in subsea cable prices - but with a surge in new investment, that may soon change.

HBO Max unleashes first price hike
News Analysis | 1/12/2023

HBO Max's ad-free plan has jumped $1, to $15.99 per month, once again topping the price of Netflix's 'standard' tier.

New York's $15 broadband mandate returns to court
News Analysis | 1/12/2023

The return of New York's Affordable Broadband Act to court comes at a time of general uncertainty around the future of broadband affordability programs and rate regulation.

Craig Cowden, a top wireless exec at Charter, has set his exit
News Analysis | 1/12/2023

Departing Charter on March 31, Cowden has been leading the network architecture and engineering of the company's wireless initiatives, including MVNO offload activity involving CBRS spectrum.

How one MVNO found success by selling landline phones
News Analysis | 1/12/2023

Community Phone first launched in 2018 with plans to offer snappy smartphones. However, 'we were forced to give up on our own ideas to build a sexy cellphone company,' said the company's founder.

$41M paid out so far in FCC's 'rip and replace' program
News Analysis | 1/12/2023

Congress has allocated about $1.9 billion to help US network operators remove Huawei and ZTE gear, but many service providers say a total of about $5 billion is needed.

Ericsson cites bullish open RAN outlook that poses a quandary
News Analysis | 1/12/2023

The Swedish equipment vendor recently said open RAN would be in 40% of radio systems by 2030, but critics say it continues to hold up progress.

Eurobites: Vodafone reorganizes following Nick Read's exit
News Analysis | 1/12/2023

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: new chairman proposed for Ericsson board; Telecom Egypt and Huawei go green; Porsche ponders Google future.

Germany's tortuous progress to an all-fiber future
News Analysis | 1/12/2023

The collapse of Liberty Global's helloFiber JV has come as unwelcome news for certain German communities as rising costs affect fiber deployments.

DirecTV cuts hundreds of jobs, 10% of its managers
News Analysis | 1/11/2023

Pay-TV declines continue to chip away at the satellite provider's customer base, profits and employee numbers.

What's the Story? CES Recapped – Robot dogs, 5G phones and a sheep named Annie
LRTV Interviews | 1/11/2023

Jeff Baumgartner and Mike Dano are back from last week's CES event in Las Vegas with a recap of new technologies and trends from the show.

Amid 5G gloom, wireless industry starts rallying for 6G spectrum
News Analysis | 1/11/2023

The FCC is considering what to do with the 12.7GHz - 13.25GHz spectrum band, and many in the US wireless industry are urging the agency to set it aside for 5G and 6G.

Advertising on the big screen is a big deal in the streaming era
LRTV Interviews | 1/11/2023

With distribution to mobile devices largely solved, 'all the growth has been in connected TV,' David Dworin, VP of product management at Comcast-owned FreeWheel, said on the Light Reading Podcast.

Verizon's product development chief prepares for network slicing
News Analysis | 1/11/2023

As senior VP of technology and product development, Srini Kalapala is getting ready to move 5G network slicing from Verizon's lab into the real world.

Cellnex CEO quits as the going gets tough
News Analysis | 1/11/2023

The man who built it into Europe's biggest independent towerco resigns months after saying the takeover spree has finished.

Eurobites: BT tackles network carbon
News Analysis | 1/11/2023

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia upgrades VodafoneZiggo's IP network; Virgin Mobile migrants poised for take-off; 'traffic tax' latest.

Seven things to watch for in Asia telecom in 2023
News Analysis | 1/11/2023

From the US-China battle to the metaverse, these are the trends likely to shape the year to come.

Cable broadband fighting investors' perceptions – analyst
News Analysis | 1/10/2023

There is 'a broad perception among investors ... that Comcast and Charter and the rest of their cable peers are playing catch-up,' MoffettNathanson finds in a report that comes out bullish on DOCSIS 4.0.

The big 5G fix for airplanes will cost just $26M
DanoVision | 1/10/2023

The battle between the US wireless industry and the US airline industry reached the highest levels of the federal government. But it will only cost $26 million to fix.

AT&T and Palo Alto Networks: Relationship equity key to upward mobility in cybersecurity
News Analysis | 1/10/2023

Building relationship equity and demonstrating strong interpersonal skills are key for cybersecurity employees that want to move up in their organization, said a Palo Alto Networks SVP.

Dish loses exec charged with finding profits in 5G
News Analysis | 1/10/2023

Stephen Bye, the Dish Network executive charged with leading the development and commercialization of the company's new 5G network, is leaving Dish to work for Ziff Davis.

Airties CEO makes the case for managed, monitored Wi-Fi
CxO Spotlight | 1/10/2023

Wi-Fi management systems that monitor and optimize individual access points and extenders 'is not enough,' says Airties CEO and CTO Metin Taskin. 'We are going all the way to the application experience.'

5G expected to cool off in 2023
News Analysis | 1/10/2023

The wireless industry won't attract quite as many new customers as it did during 2021 and 2022, and some operators are also preparing to tighten capex purse strings.

Europe's telcos want to sell your data to advertisers
News Analysis | 1/10/2023

Joint venture plans announced by Deutsche Telekom, Orange, Telefonica and Vodafone take aim at Apple's dominance, says one expert, but need EU sign-off.

Eurobites: Telia lands comms, data gig with construction firm NCC
News Analysis | 1/10/2023

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Breton to issue privacy reminder to TikTok; Virgin Orbit misfires; Brits do the (side) hustle.

Spectrum intelligence using IoT data as a service
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 1/10/2023

A real-time distributed IoT-based monitoring solution can deliver competitive RF insights. #sponsored

EY: Pricing missteps biggest risk facing telcos in 2023
News Analysis | 1/10/2023

Consultancy finds a 'fear factor' among telco execs of not being able to respond sufficiently to customers' pricing needs in era of high inflation and cost-of-living crisis.

ChatGPT prompts excitement and fear about the AI future
Morris Lore | 1/9/2023

The arrival of a new and supremely articulate chatbot is a worry for anyone whose job involves the written word, including many in the telecom sector.

Xperi: New smart TVs with TiVo OS to have ‘unbiased’ recommendations
News Analysis | 1/9/2023

Google, Amazon and Apple content agendas won't interfere with Xperi's mission to bring relevant content to smart TV users.

New measures to prevent 5G from crashing planes due in February 2024
News Analysis | 1/9/2023

A new directive from the FAA would require airline operators to update aircraft by February 2024 in a bid to prevent potential interference with C-band 5G networks.

5G players could finally see action on 12GHz debate
News Analysis | 1/9/2023

If the Senate approves Gigi Sohn to the FCC, the agency could potentially move forward on some controversial topics. Chief among those in the wireless industry is the 12GHz situation.

Quickplay explores the intersection between sports and streaming
LRTV Interviews | 1/9/2023

Quickplay's Paul Pastor and Juan Martin join the podcast from CES to discuss the streaming market, including the potential for regional sports networks to pursue new models that sell individual games or team-specific packages.

Ligado may have gotten another breather
News Analysis | 1/9/2023

Inmarsat appears to have dropped its lawsuit against Ligado Networks, potentially due to Ligado's efforts to raise more money. But the company's ultimate fate remains unclear.

USAC issues RFP for help with FCC's affordable broadband programs
News Analysis | 1/9/2023

The USAC published an RFP and RFI seeking contractor and software services to help review applications to Lifeline and ACP, as well as identify and weed out fraud.

Orange quits content with sale of video assets to Vivendi
News Analysis | 1/9/2023

The French operator is the latest to give up on content production, citing tough competition from the likes of Netflix.

Eurobites: Vodafone bows out of Hungary
News Analysis | 1/9/2023

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UK pushes for London role in Arm IPO; more OneWeb birds take flight; meek get shafted on broadband, mobile deals.

I went looking for 5G at CES, and here's what I found
DanoVision | 1/6/2023

There were all kinds of weird and interesting things on this year's CES show floor. But it wasn't easy to find gadgets sporting a 5G connection. So I went looking for some.

Maxar Technologies buys Aurora Insight
News Analysis | 1/6/2023

Aurora Insight has been acquired by Maxar Technologies after Maxar announced a strategic investment into the company roughly a year ago.

Samsung eyes wider gadget ecosystem
News Analysis | 1/6/2023

Samsung's Jong-Hee Han is pledging a strategy to 'deliver on the promise of the connected experience across the key touchpoints in our lives – in our homes, cars and at work.'

YouTube needs 4.5M subs to break even on NFL Sunday Ticket – analyst
The Bauminator | 1/6/2023

Analyst Michael Nathanson is skeptical that YouTube's new deal with the NFL will be a money-maker amid challenges to drive in enough advertising and a wave of new subscribers.

Samsung suffers amid chips glut and gadgets downturn
News Analysis | 1/6/2023

The South Korean electronics giant has issued some of its most downbeat profit expectations in years.

The Buildout: Comcast awarded $67M in Georgia; NY builds its first muni network
News Analysis | 1/6/2023

This week in broadband builds: Comcast, Spectrum, Windstream and electric co-ops win millions in Georgia; New York completes first leg of municipal network; Bluepeak goes live in Sheridan, Wyoming - and more.

NCTC making 'significant progress' on MVNO deals, CEO says
News Analysis | 1/6/2023

NCTC, an organization that represents hundreds of small and midsized cable operators, hopes to execute agreements by the end of January, according to CEO Lou Borrelli.

Eurobites: Get on Deutsche Telekom's public cloud, says EU
News Analysis | 1/6/2023

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange announces its first European solar farm; HERE gets brand-specific; Virgin Media puts on its legwarmers.

Comcast-Charter streaming JV tunes in Element Electronics as smart TV partner
News Analysis | 1/5/2023

Xumo, the new brand for the JV, says Element will build a line of 4K TVs powered by Comcast's software platform in 2023. TV maker Hisense is already on board with Xumo.

Qualcomm to add Iridium satellite to phones, other gadgets
News Analysis | 1/5/2023

Qualcomm will support device-to-satellite communications on its Snapdragon chipsets via a new deal with satellite operator Iridium.

Cox Mobile sparks national launch, confirms Verizon as MVNO partner
News Analysis | 1/5/2023

Following soft launch in three markets, Cox Mobile is now available in parts of 18 states where it offers cable service. Cox Mobile is set to ramp up marketing activity around next month's Super Bowl.

FCC extends deadline for further comments on broadband labels
News Analysis | 1/5/2023

Responding to advocacy groups, the FCC extended the comment deadline on its further notice of proposed rulemaking for broadband labels until March.

China to dump $140B chip funding scheme
News Analysis | 1/5/2023

Government likely to walk away from new state funding scheme as financial issues and US sanctions take toll.

Amdocs has quietly torn up its Mycom OSI takeover plans
News Analysis | 1/5/2023

The OSS powerhouse announced a $188 million takeover of the UK service assurance company last May, but the deal is now off.

Amazon won't restore profitability with only 18,000 layoffs
Morris Lore | 1/5/2023

The e-commerce giant is reckoned to employ about 1.5 million people worldwide and would be loss-making without its cloud business.

Eurobites: Nokia appoints new head of Europe
News Analysis | 1/5/2023

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson exits something; Meta and Apple fined for personalized ads shenanigans; Olivetti feels the Benefit.

Smart TVs powered by TiVo OS to ship in the spring
News Analysis | 1/4/2023

With an initial focus on Europe, the lineup of TVs will be offered under multiple brands, including Vestel, Daewoo, Regal, Hitachi, Telefunken and JVC.

A closer look at how cable can profit in mobile
News Analysis | 1/4/2023

New Street Research analysts estimated that Charter's mobile customers generated earnings of just $3 per customer. However, they explained how that figure can be manipulated by strategies like offloading.

The oxymoron of single-vendor open RAN is on the rise
Morris Lore | 1/4/2023

With a legion of vendors now advertising themselves as 'end-to-end' providers, this year is likely to see more open RAN washing.

Global fixed broadband speeds increasing faster than mobile – Ookla
News Analysis | 1/4/2023

Ookla speedtest data from the past year shows download and upload speeds for fixed broadband increased by 28% and 30%, respectively, compared to 17% and 9% for mobile.

Roku starts to design and make its own smart TVs
News Analysis | 1/4/2023

In a move that could create tension with its existing TV manufacturing partners, Roku is taking more control of its product roadmap with the coming launch of a lineup of smart TVs designed and made by Roku.

China Broadnet's uphill battle to carve out presence
News Analysis | 1/4/2023

In its first six months of commercial service, China's fourth operator barely makes a dent despite rock-bottom prices.

AT&T's new fiber JV is smaller than expected, but still noteworthy
News Analysis | 1/4/2023

With 1.5 million planned fiber locations, the Gigapower joint venture from AT&T and BlackRock is smaller than some analysts had expected. But it's still worth watching.

US tech retail sales to dip in 2023 in wake of pandemic-fueled surge – forecast
News Analysis | 1/4/2023

Amid a 'looming recession' and ongoing inflation, US tech retail revenues will drop to $485 billion in 2023, a decline that follows a three-year surge that peaked at $512 billion in 2021, predicts the CTA.

FCC seeks more input on digital discrimination rules
News Analysis | 1/4/2023

After an initial round of public comments last year, the FCC is soliciting 'focused comment on the rules we should adopt' to end digital discrimination.

Eurobites: Vodafone trials 2-Gig broadband in York with CityFibre
News Analysis | 1/4/2023

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT invests in drone management technology; Euro-IX slams EU 'traffic tax' proposals; O2 offers inducements.

Vodafone under pressure to reveal next CEO
News Analysis | 1/4/2023

Olaf Swantee, Vivek Badrinath, Stephen Carter: the list of potential CEOs seems to grow with each passing week amid continuing speculation over Nick Read's successor.

Following Senate victory, Biden looks to double down on net neutrality
News Analysis | 1/3/2023

President Biden is reportedly poised to renominate Gigi Sohn to the FCC. The move would appear to signal his intention to move forward with net neutrality guidelines.

3G in the US rides into the sunset
News Analysis | 1/3/2023

Verizon confirmed that it shut down its 3G network on December 31, 2022. That means all three of the nation's big wireless network operators have now discontinued 3G.

Germany's 1&1 is way behind its open RAN targets
News Analysis | 1/3/2023

Germany's newest operator announced its network launch this week after suffering delays blamed on Vantage Towers last year.

More than 100K expected to attend CES 2023
LRTV Interviews | 1/3/2023

'It's gonna be a big event,' says Steve Koenig, VP of research, Consumer Technology Association. Digital services and elements and components of the so-called metaverse are among areas to be highlighted, he says.

iPhone cold turkey for Christmas
Morris Lore | 1/3/2023

Smartphone addiction is now a global menace, but cooking your device alongside the roast veg is not recommended as a way out.

Eurobites: KPN acquires Itzos for healthcare data boost
News Analysis | 1/3/2023

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Enea bags signaling security contract; Swantee takes a swipe at telco incumbents; T-Mobile Polska in advertising trouble.

Huawei back to business as usual, says co-chair
News Analysis | 1/3/2023

Huawei halts revenue decline and says the future is green and digital.

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