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Velocix CEO on pay-TV's streaming shift and how to get more out of cloud DVR
CxO Spotlight | 10/31/2022

Jim Brickmeier, the new CEO of streaming software company Velocix, joins the podcast to discuss his top priorities, key market trends and finding the right balance between public and private CDNs.

Telkom SA launches 5G for FWA
News Analysis | 10/31/2022

South Africa's partially state-owned operator, Telkom, has launched its 5G network aimed initially at fixed wireless access. The carrier plans to move to mobile when demand for 5G mobile increases.

The Notebook Dump: Ghosts, ghouls and zombies of telecom
LRTV Interviews | 10/31/2022

In the Halloween edition of The Notebook Dump, Light Reading editors walk through the digital cemetery looking for gadget zombies and technologies that still haunt us.

Evergy details its private LTE network buildout plans
News Analysis | 10/31/2022

Evergy, a utility in Kansas and Missouri, is building an LTE network across roughly 100 sites in the 900MHz and 2.5GHz spectrum bands using equipment from Ericsson.

Eurobites: Openreach looks at lowering wholesale prices
News Analysis | 10/31/2022

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom and friends look to extend reality with 6G; international units shine in Proximus' Q3; CityFibre signs up Octaplus.

Dismantling the dominance of Big Telco
Guest Perspectives | 10/31/2022

Aryaka CEO Matt Carter aims to stoke and tap into enterprise users' frustration with telecom service providers.

The public cloud is starting to look like a rip-off
News Analysis | 10/31/2022

The economic arguments about using the public cloud instead of on-premises IT or private clouds are starting to wear thin.

Orange takes sporting chance with 5G
News Analysis | 10/31/2022

The Orange Velodrome has been turned into a testing ground for 5G services using 26GHz spectrum and AWS edge computing technology.

Charter says set of issues is driving RDOF costs up
News Analysis | 10/28/2022

Supply chain constraints, trouble attracting labor and general inflation are driving RDOF costs higher. But Charter says its fiber build projects are performing better than expected in the early going.

Charter expects 'SpectrumOne' to accelerate mobile line growth
News Analysis | 10/28/2022

Charter does not expect SpectrumOne, a new promotional bundle of home broadband and mobile services, to immediately turnaround slowing broadband subscriber growth.

Two big 5G use cases are struggling
DanoVision | 10/28/2022

From Meta to Ford, proponents of autonomous driving and the metaverse have been struggling lately. That's noteworthy considering 5G players often point to those services as future revenue drivers.

Versa moves closer to IPO with $120M in funding
News Analysis | 10/28/2022

CEO Kelly Ahuja said the $120 million in financing will go toward growing sales efforts and partnerships and provide a firm financial foundation in moving toward an IPO.

FYUZ wrap: Open RAN in denial and a dose of metaverse envy
Morris Lore | 10/28/2022

It was a gastronomic and well-organized event in Madrid, but TIP's impact remains limited and there are some baffling telco obsessions.

Wireless win in Arkansas offers WISPs hope on federal front
News Analysis | 10/28/2022

A wireless company convinced the state to drop a letter of credit rule from its grant program. WISPA hopes to see NTIA follow suit with BEAD.

DZS's new PON system targets Huawei rip-and-replace bonanza
News Analysis | 10/28/2022

The broadband vendor's high-density Velocity V6 PON system is 'pretty transformational,' filling a portfolio gap to pursue 'hundreds of millions of dollars' in swap-out opportunities, says DZS CEO Charlie Vogt.

T-Mobile shows big customer gains, promises more
News Analysis | 10/27/2022

In the third quarter, T-Mobile reported 1.6 million postpaid net customer additions, which it said was more than the number AT&T and Verizon reported in the period, combined.

Huawei, ZTE continue to sell equipment to US schools, hospitals and others
News Analysis | 10/27/2022

According to a new report, US schools, hospitals and other entities purchased $45.2 million worth of equipment from Huawei, ZTE and other Chinese suppliers between 2015 and 2021.

Comcast turns to ARPU, not subs, as key broadband growth metric
News Analysis | 10/27/2022

Investing in the network is 'priority one,' says Comcast President Mike Cavanagh as the cable op squeaked out a small broadband subscriber gain alongside record mobile line additions in the third quarter of 2022.

Vodafone slams Intel and its chip rivals on standardization
News Analysis | 10/27/2022

The baseband software developed for one hardware platform cannot be used on another, says Yago Tenorio, Vodafone's network architecture director.

Huawei halts revenue slide on improved device sales
News Analysis | 10/27/2022

Vendor posts higher Q3 revenue and profit numbers as decline in handset shipments slows down.

Arrcus CEO: Enabling new 5G network services
CxO Spotlight | 10/27/2022

Arrcus CEO Shekar Ayyar talks about the opportunities available to network operators thanks to new technologies and the continued convergence of enterprise and service provider networks.

AMS-IX breaks through 11 Tbit/s barrier
News Analysis | 10/27/2022

Amsterdam Internet Exchange plans to offer 400GE ports from Juniper Networks next year to meet growing demand from larger clients.

NTT Docomo pitches itself as open RAN pre-integrator
News Analysis | 10/27/2022

The Japanese incumbent is an old hand at mixing technologies from different vendors. Now it wants to help other telcos do the same.

Dish's Boost Mobile launches banking service
News Analysis | 10/27/2022

Boost Mobile's OmniMoney service will offer customers a banking account, virtual and physical debit cards, and free remittances to Mexico for users on its premium unlimited plan.

What's the Story? Leading Lights finalist trends in streaming video and broadband
LRTV Interviews | 10/27/2022

Light Reading's Jeff Baumgartner and Nicole Ferraro talk about the Leading Lights Awards categories they judged, the finalists they selected and trends they noticed in the submissions.

Mediacom taps CommScope as 'primary vendor' for DAA
News Analysis | 10/27/2022

The cable operator will start the shift to a distributed access architecture using CommScope optical nodes outfitted with remote MACPHY devices.

The Buildout: USDA ReConnect awards $759M for broadband in 24 states
News Analysis | 10/27/2022

This week in broadband builds: USDA awards $759 million for rural broadband, SiFi Networks starts citywide build in Saratoga Springs, Kinetic goes to Kentucky, Vermont awards $26 million – and more.

Axiata slashes costs to forge path to platform player
News Analysis | 10/27/2022

Malaysian telco halves unit cost and revamps IT system as it evolves to becoming platform play.

American Tower plans to demo private 5G robotic cleaners at AWS re:Invent
News Analysis | 10/26/2022

The tower company said it plans to build a private 5G network for the upcoming AWS event to show off the 'activation and control of robotic in-store cleaners within mall stores after hours.'

Juniper's bottom line boosted by break in supply chain backlog
News Analysis | 10/26/2022

Juniper Networks is among networking suppliers that have held out through supply chain troubles to now benefit from a 'backlog release' in Q3 of this year.

Cox can keep 'gig speed everywhere' ad claim following AT&T challenge
News Analysis | 10/26/2022

An ad watchdog said Cox can still use 'gig speed everywhere' messaging for its Gigablast service, but did recommend Cox disclose that 1-Gig capabilities are limited to downstream speeds.

NFL coaches using private 3.5GHz CBRS network
News Analysis | 10/26/2022

In new FCC filings, the NFL mentioned its desire to "operate its in-stadium, coach-to-coach CBRS communications system," and said those systems are in all NFL stadiums.

Charter changes approach for its cable access network – sources
News Analysis | 10/26/2022

Sources said Charter's decision to go with remote PHY and a virtual CMTS could create more industry alignment and economies of scale.

Eurobites: Telenor's Q3 bolstered by SIM-card tax ruling in Pakistan
News Analysis | 10/26/2022

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: KPN's Q3 dented by legacy services; Nokia extends smart grid contract in China; Vodafone gets busy in Turkey.

The future of wireless network monitoring: A new approach to RF spectrum monitoring to provide real-time insights and competitive intelligence
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase | 10/26/2022

We are going through a rapid change in wireless networks where new services and new networks like 5G are deployed almost every day. #sponsored

Open FAN blows into Madrid on geopolitical winds of change
News Analysis | 10/26/2022

The Telecom Infra Project is pushing for interoperability in a fixed access networks market dominated by three big players.

Omdia: SASE has barely left the starting blocks
LRTV Interviews | 10/25/2022

Analysts explain why there's still a learning curve about SASE, how service providers can better approach enterprises interested in adopting SASE and their forecasts for the market moving forward.

In early Q3 results, fiber vendors tout demand and 'lumpiness'
News Analysis | 10/25/2022

Corning, Calix and Adtran all reported ongoing demand for their fiber products, but Corning warned of 'lumpiness' in its sales. Some analysts believe that might be because of AT&T.

CableLabs aims to bring mobility to Wi-Fi
News Analysis | 10/25/2022

Initially targeting the home, new tech developed by CableLabs strives to improve how smartphones connect to the best Wi-Fi link and, in turn, help cable ops cut MVNO costs by offloading more data to Wi-Fi networks.

Mavenir unhappy about chip prices for smaller open RAN players
News Analysis | 10/25/2022

The US software developer says the industry needs to work on ensuring smaller vendors buying in lower volumes do not pay excessive fees.

Dish pledges Project Genesis expansion in Q1
News Analysis | 10/25/2022

Project Genesis is 'helping us iron out the operational processes and improve the customer experience, while we prepare for a much broader launch in the first quarter,' explained Dish's Tom Cullen.

Consumers want reliability info on broadband labels – study
News Analysis | 10/25/2022

In new research from Carnegie Mellon University, consumers indicated support for broadband labels but wanted more clarity on service speeds, reliability and costs.

Eurobites: Orange sees European resurgence in Q3
News Analysis | 10/25/2022

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: ETNO on the EU Data Act; Nokia lands 400G upgrade gig in Azerbaijan; IoT applications a-go-go.

Get ready for the golden age of corporate welfare in telecom
News Analysis | 10/25/2022

The NTIA's $42 billion BEAD program should start distributing state-level funding next year, and some of the biggest telecom companies in the US are expected to scoop up much of it.

Vantiva CEO on life after the Technicolor separation and spin-out
CxO Spotlight | 10/25/2022

Luis Martinez-Amago explores the recent separation of Technicolor into two separately traded companies, and what's next for Vantiva, the company that now runs what used to be the Connected Home unit of Technicolor.

Profits up, 5G flat at China's largest telcos
News Analysis | 10/25/2022

China Mobile and China Telecom post strong Q3 results but with little help from their huge 5G deployments.

The UK has become a fiber swamp
News Analysis | 10/25/2022

Too many sub-scale firms are building high-speed networks, but mergers and acquisitions will be difficult to execute well.

Vodafone O-RAN guru blesses Nokia, curses SI lock-in and starts build in Germany
News Analysis | 10/25/2022

The Finnish vendor gets an open RAN endorsement as Vodafone starts trials in Germany and takes aim at systems integrator lock-in with a new NTT DoCoMo partnership.

Chinese spies allegedly offer bribes for info on US case against Huawei
News Analysis | 10/24/2022

According to a new indictment from the US Department of Justice, two Chinese spies sought to bribe a US law enforcement official for information related to the US case against Huawei.

What's the Story? AT&T from the edge to the cloud
LRTV Interviews | 10/24/2022

Phil Harvey discusses AT&T's edge strategy, public cloud partnership with Microsoft and provides an update on AT&T's FirstNet emergency response service.

Cutting off Russia seems easier said than done
News Analysis | 10/24/2022

According to a detailed report from Reuters, Extreme Networks supplied telecom equipment to a Russian missile maker. The situation helps to highlight the difficulties around isolating Russia.

Eurobites: Cellnex WIGs out to clear path for Three UK deal
News Analysis | 10/24/2022

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ofcom softens its stance on net neutrality, BT's Allera concurs; Comarch scores with GlobalConnect; Nokia gear passes GSMA security test.

Zone TV CEO on interactive TV and living in the FAST lane
CxO Spotlight | 10/24/2022

Jeff Weber discusses interactivity and free-ad-supported TV following Zone TV's $22.5 million funding round.

Ericsson and Nokia are nearer to the endgame in China
News Analysis | 10/24/2022

The Nordic kit vendors are clinging on in the world's biggest 5G market, but the long-term prognosis is gloomy.

AT&T quietly cuts another 2,500 jobs
Morris Lore | 10/21/2022

The aging US telco continues to hack into its workforce, and this time it does not have the divestiture of media assets to blame.

The Notebook Dump: 800G milestones, AT&T adds fiber subs, and Netflix bucks streaming struggles
LRTV Interviews | 10/21/2022

The editors discuss subsea cable updates, Phil's takeaways from his recent tour of AT&T's central office, AT&T's fiber base, T-Mobile's FWA wins, and Netflix's banner Q3 results in this recap of the work week ended October 21.

Verizon crosses 1M fixed wireless access customers
News Analysis | 10/21/2022

With both consumer and business customers included, Verizon added 342,000 fixed wireless access customers in the third quarter, extending its total to 1.06 million.

Amid flagging profits, Verizon starts another cost-cutting program
News Analysis | 10/21/2022

Verizon's third quarter profits fell by 23% to $5 billion, and likely in response, the company launched a new cost-savings program that it hopes will provide a reduction in annual costs of $2-3 billion by 2025.

Thai regulator backs True-DTAC merger but sets conditions
News Analysis | 10/21/2022

NBTC paves the way for mobile duopoly after approving contentious merger.

Crown Castle's 2023 outlook: Not so great
News Analysis | 10/21/2022

Crown Castle, a bellwether for the 5G marketplace, recently posted a 2023 outlook that's below many analyst expectations. That could signal a general pullback in 5G network spending among operators.

The cloud and 5G security apocalypse is only a matter of time
News Analysis | 10/21/2022

Security threats are growing, the actors are becoming more sinister and organizations seem to be racing into the cloud without adequate protection.

Eurobites: EU Court of Justice decision could mean it's curtains for consolidation
News Analysis | 10/21/2022

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Shetland suffers subsea cable cut; Telia weathers the storm; Turkcell deploys TIP tech.

Come on in, the open RAN water's (nearly) fine
News Analysis | 10/21/2022

Light Reading's Open-RAN Digital Symposium finds that while open RAN is currently sub-scale, it's growing fast.

What's behind AT&T's midband momentum?
News Analysis | 10/20/2022

AT&T's Network EVP Chris Sambar said the company benefits from architectural changes, improved technology, hard work and better-than-expected results in the field.

Starry halts FWA buildout, lays off 500 employees
News Analysis | 10/20/2022

Fixed wireless access (FWA) provider Starry said it will lay off 500 employees in order to 'curtail our cash burn while we pursue strategic options,' according to CEO Chet Kanojia.

AT&T's fiber sub base surpasses its 'non-fiber' base
News Analysis | 10/20/2022

AT&T added 338,000 fiber subs in Q3 for a total of 6.93 million, nudging it past its 6.86 million 'non-fiber' subs. Meanwhile, CEO John Stankey is mum on a reported fiber JV in the works, but says he's 'open to new ideas.'

Australia's NBN gets another $1.5B to build out full fiber
News Analysis | 10/20/2022

New federal government splashes cash to 'repair' NBN while assailing 'technological incompetence' of predecessor.

Boeing dumps Verizon for T-Mobile
News Analysis | 10/20/2022

The aerospace giant, which employs almost 150,000 people, is switching from Verizon to T-Mobile as an option for its mobile services.

Eurobites: Tele2 powers on in face of rising energy costs
News Analysis | 10/20/2022

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BICS touts CPaaS offering; GoFibre goes to north Northumberland; Ofcom clamps down on adult content.

Ericsson tumbles as profits shrink and CEO forecasts US slowdown
News Analysis | 10/20/2022

The Swedish vendor warns of cost cutting and says operators in North America will spend less with it next year.

Nokia hails 5G growth but shares dip on uncertain outlook
News Analysis | 10/20/2022

The Finnish equipment maker's mobile business looks reinvigorated, but smaller units struggled and economic worries persist.

Reach Mobile CEO on 'Shopifying' mobile, broadband and IoT
CxO Spotlight | 10/20/2022

Fresh off a mobile services deal with WideOpenWest, Reach Mobile's Harjot Saluja says his company's approach enables partners to develop and launch customizable services, including premium offerings and even 'flanker brands.'

Release 18 and video growth could give 5G a boost
News Analysis | 10/20/2022

Vendors are pinning their hopes on new capabilities in the next 3GPP release - but it may also require take a big jump in video consumption to drive growth.

The Divide: How Presidio collaborates with the public sector on connectivity
LRTV Interviews | 10/20/2022

This episode features Cyndi Barrera, sales vice president of SLED West at Presidio. We discuss a project Presidio worked on with Fort Worth, Texas, to bring Wi-Fi to all residents and other ways the company is working with municipalities to deliver connectivity.

Nokia, Ericsson announce Jio 5G SA deals
News Analysis | 10/20/2022

European vendors make 5G hay in India as Chinese rivals get left out in the cold.

Ciena and Altibox: Amsterdam bound with 800G
LRTV Interviews | 10/19/2022

Ciena CTO Jurgen Hatheier and Altibox Carrier CEO Svein Arild Ims join the podcast to discuss why the companies partnered on this 800G deployment, what it means for customers and how it sets up Norway as a data center hub.

FuboTV to shut down sportsbook as cash pile shrinks to $300M
News Analysis | 10/19/2022

Citing liabilities tied to FuboTV's sports-betting business and a sizable burn rate, analyst Richard Greenfield wonders if the sports-oriented streaming TV service is fit to survive.

Cox cuts 'very small percentage' of workforce
News Analysis | 10/19/2022

Cox said the workforce reduction comes as the cable operator makes changes to its 'structure and processes' and as it invests in areas such as mobile, managed services and network expansion.

Deutsche Telekom is locked into the public cloud
News Analysis | 10/19/2022

The German operator has tight relationships with AWS, Google Cloud and Microsoft Azure and says they are increasingly 'dabbling at the edges' of its business.

6G advocates mash up a metaverse-centric sales pitch
News Analysis | 10/19/2022

6GSymposium speakers pin many hopes on higher-frequency bands, notwithstanding mmWave's dubious track record.

Eurobites: BT's pension fund takes £11B hit from UK government's 'mini-budget'
News Analysis | 10/19/2022

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT helps robots pick strawberries; A1 Telekom Austria, Elisa battle on in Q3; MTN walks away from Telkom takeover talks.

Startup Hexvarium prepares to ride the fiber buildout wave
News Analysis | 10/19/2022

Hexvarium helps fiber network operators, electricity utilities, local governments and others evaluate geographic market dynamics for telecom services. And the startup is working to develop a $500 million fund for the effort.

Netflix navigates subscriber adds and subscriber ads in Q3
News Analysis | 10/18/2022

Netflix added 2.41 million subs in Q3, beating expectations that it would add only about 1 million. The streaming giant doesn't expect its new ad-supported tier to make a material contribution in Q4 2022.

Why Charlie Ergen wants to sell Dish's Boost biz to himself
News Analysis | 10/18/2022

Charlie Ergen is the founder of Dish Network and the main backer of CONX. Now he's working to sell around 8 million Boost wireless retail customers from Dish to CONX. It's a tricky transaction.

Global Cloud Xchange battles global latency with subsea connectivity
LRTV Interviews | 10/18/2022

Jim Fagan with Global Cloud Xchange joins the podcast to discuss new technologies for future-proofing subsea cables, and examines which regions are exhibiting the most growth in bandwidth demands.

Verizon rules out putting its core in the public cloud
News Analysis | 10/18/2022

Sampath Sowmyanarayan, the CEO of Verizon Business, says there are some 'red lines' his company is not prepared to cross.

The IoT needs to stop at voting machines
DanoVision | 10/18/2022

Bloomberg reported in 2020 of 11 states that still allow the use of wireless-enabled voting equipment. But Politico reported this month that the figure is down to six states. However, that's still too many.

Nokia network infrastructure boss on fiber rollout and the path to 100G
LRTV Interviews | 10/18/2022

Federico Guillen talks about his company's latest broadband platform and sounds confident a recession will not trigger a big drop in fiber investment among customers.

Eurobites: Telefónica consciously uncouples its broadband network with Radisys
News Analysis | 10/18/2022

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: OneWeb hooks up with Panasonic Avionics; Hyperoptic poaches BT bigwig; Nokia reaches AI maturity.

Huawei is failing to crack the cloud
News Analysis | 10/18/2022

The Chinese vendor entered the cloud market with high hopes in 2016. So far, it has not gone to plan.

Comcast ad campaign takes aim at T-Mobile FWA
News Analysis | 10/17/2022

Starting with a 'Vampires' ad and a dedicated web site, Comcast is poking holes in the performance and capabilities of T-Mobile's 5G home broadband service. 'T-Mobile is 10-30x slower,' Comcast proclaims.

Comcast boosting downstream speeds across all markets
News Analysis | 10/17/2022

Comcast is unleashing a wave of downstream speed increases ahead of a plan to make faster upload speeds available to customers on its 'xFi Complete' package.

Omdia's Roz Roseboro: The complexities of public clouds for telcos
LRTV Interviews | 10/17/2022

Omdia's Roz Roseboro joins the podcast to discuss her research on service provider use of the public cloud and whether service providers should try to be more like the hyperscalers.

Slow start in France for private 3.8GH–4GHz spectrum
News Analysis | 10/17/2022

Since regulator Arcep opened up 3.8GH-4GHz frequencies for 5G 'experimentation' by different industry verticals in March, only 13 licenses have been awarded.

US DoD 'in communication' with SpaceX about funding Starlink in Ukraine
News Analysis | 10/17/2022

Regarding SpaceX's requests that the US fund Starlink in Ukraine, a DoD official said they've 'identified the need for a SATCOM capability' and are exploring 'all options.'

Bracing for a slowdown in 5G network spending
News Analysis | 10/17/2022

Most financial analysts expect Verizon and T-Mobile to reduce their network spending starting next year. However, there's a debate about how far that decline might go.

Kakao faces probes after data center fire took out all services
News Analysis | 10/17/2022

President Yoon launches security and anti-trust inquiries after data center fire disrupted tens of millions of Kakao services.

Eurobites: Nokia welcomes 'fiber-for-everything' world with new 25G platform
News Analysis | 10/17/2022

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Cevian slashes Vodafone stake; Neos Networks offers more than a connection; TalkTalk completes on SSE broadband deal.

Vodafone ties with Altice on €7B German fiber JV
News Analysis | 10/17/2022

New FiberCo commissions Altice unit Geodesia to build the majority of an FTTH network for 7 million homes.

ASML's China business endangered by US sanctions
News Analysis | 10/17/2022

The Dutch maker of semiconductor fab equipment risks being cut off from the lucrative Chinese market by Joe Biden's latest moves.

Malaysia gets to 5G starting line – now the real work begins
News Analysis | 10/17/2022

After nearly three years, government and operators agree on terms for 5G wholesale network.

The Notebook Dump: DOCSIS ain't cheap, edge computing is 'meh' and Starry bet and lost on RDOF
LRTV Interviews | 10/14/2022

Light Reading editors discuss DOCSIS 4.0 network upgrade costs, edge computing sites, and RDOF and SD-WAN updates in this recap of the work week ended October 14.

Leading Lights 2022: The Finalists
News Analysis | 10/14/2022

Light Reading is delighted to announce the dozens of finalists in the 24 categories that make up this year's Leading Lights Awards program.

An inside look at AT&T's 5G and fiber focus
The Philter | 10/14/2022

The company that once urged us to celebrate 'Batman Day' is again focused on being one of the world's leading network providers.

Decades after 9/11, push-to-talk remains a first responder challenge
News Analysis | 10/14/2022

T-Mobile and Verizon have long argued that FirstNet is not providing interoperable services. Even though FirstNet refutes the claims, BK Technologies is stepping in to offer a solution.

Price is main driver of broadband provider choice – report
News Analysis | 10/14/2022

New JD Power survey demonstrates importance of cost and reliability and reveals above average customer satisfaction scores for Verizon and AT&T, but below average scores for Cox, Frontier and Spectrum.

FiberLight CEO's vision extends beyond core connectivity
CxO Spotlight | 10/14/2022

Chris Rabii, a former exec with Cablevision Lightpath and Altice Business, explains how FiberLight aims to blend core connectivity more tightly with services and how the middle-mile could be its path into rural broadband funding projects.

Eurobites: BT granted extension on removal of core Huawei gear
News Analysis | 10/14/2022

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: O-RAN trial completes phase one; VEON boss looks toward Asia, Eurasia; Nokia boosts Qatar connectivity in time for World Cup madness.

Customer spend will keep dropping in 5G era, says Omdia
News Analysis | 10/14/2022

Market research company notes significant ARPU drop in some fiber markets and says operators should not be reselling the technology they buy directly to consumers.

Nord Stream attack throws spotlight on subsea cable security
News Analysis | 10/14/2022

Even before the explosions, western governments were expressing alarm about cable network vulnerabilities.

Netflix with ads to launch in a dozen countries in November
News Analysis | 10/13/2022

Netflix's new ad-supported offering will start at $6.99 per month in the US but initially won't allow for downloads or supply the full Netflix catalog delivered in its ad-free tiers.

What's the story? South Africa to sunset 2G and 3G
LRTV Interviews | 10/13/2022

Connecting Africa's Paula Gilbert discusses Safaricom's new network in Ethiopia, and why South Africa's government wants to turn off 2G and 3G by 2024 and 2025, respectively.

Google Fiber to launch 5-Gig and 8-Gig speed tiers in early 2023
News Analysis | 10/13/2022

Google Fiber will test its new, symmetrical multi-gig tiers in a set of markets next month. Its new 5-Gig will sell for $125 per month, and the 8-Gig option will go for $150 per month.

After two-year delay, Verizon begins move to standalone 5G
News Analysis | 10/13/2022

In the summer of 2020, Verizon said it would begin moving traffic onto its standalone 5G core 'in the second half of 2020 with full commercialization in 2021.' That didn't happen.

How the US military is becoming open RAN's greatest American ally
News Analysis | 10/13/2022

The Pentagon sponsored a 5G open RAN test that found Radisys – along with Capgemini, Mavenir and others – provided suitable equipment. Big US network operators, meanwhile, are mostly silent on the topic.

BT shakes up tech org in push for simplification and security
News Analysis | 10/13/2022

The UK telecom incumbent will bid farewell to Neil McRae, its chief architect, as part of the latest overhaul.

The Divide: Where and why local voices are missing from FCC broadband policymaking
LRTV Interviews | 10/13/2022

This week: Next Century Cities' Ryan Johnston joins the show to discuss his new report on the need for local insights in federal broadband policies and how the FCC's proceedings make it hard for those voices to be heard.

Vint Cerf hails ESnet6 a 'turning point' in computer networking
News Analysis | 10/13/2022

'Father of the Internet' keen to explore commercial possibilities from 'astonishing' technology advances made by the revamped Energy Sciences Network in the US.

Europe is awash with networks that don't cover their costs
News Analysis | 10/13/2022

Amid regulatory enthusiasm for preserving four-player markets, data shows telco returns are lousy.

Eurobites: UK's Labour Party commits to standardizing, mandating broadband 'social' tariffs
News Analysis | 10/13/2022

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: future of Orange Bank uncertain; Deutsche Telekom saves energy; what consumers want from 5G.

France's telcos take sober approach to energy crisis
News Analysis | 10/13/2022

France's four main operators sign up to the EcoWatt charter and set out how they will support the government's energy sobriety plan amid ongoing sustainability efforts.

Telcos need to start building base for 6G metaverse – analysts
News Analysis | 10/13/2022

The metaverse is tied to 6G - and businesses are expected to shower $1.9 trillion on it over the rest of the decade.

Dish Network in talks to sell Boost to Ergen's SPAC
News Analysis | 10/12/2022

CONX, a special purpose acquisition company launched by Charlie Ergen, is in talks to acquire Dish Network's retail business, with includes the Boost Mobile brand.

Starry to default on all RDOF bids – FCC
News Analysis | 10/12/2022

In a public notice Wednesday, the FCC said that fixed wireless startup Starry had 'planned to default on all its winning bids.'

Radware on protecting the 5G core from 'destructive elements'
LRTV Interviews | 10/12/2022

Radware's Mike Geller explains why a new approach to security is required to address 5G applications.

Let's not confuse multicloud with agnosticism
Morris Lore | 10/12/2022

Having several clouds in the mix is probably a sensible idea, but it doesn't necessarily mean there is a fallback if something goes wrong.

Roku breaks into the smart home game as platform battle expands
News Analysis | 10/12/2022

Roku's launch of smart doorbells, cameras and lights is another indicator that platform players are prioritizing becoming 'a hub in the home rather than just an entertainment portal,' says analyst Brett Sappington.

Verizon reportedly begins weeding TracFone brands
News Analysis | 10/12/2022

According to several sources, Verizon has alerted some of its dealers that it will discontinue the Page Plus, Net10 and GoSmart brands that it acquired from TracFone.

NCTC-MyBundle.TV deal gives broadband ops a play in the streaming game
News Analysis | 10/12/2022

The agreement sets the stage to 'develop sort of a standard by which customers find, enjoy and consume the streaming packages and options of their choice,' says NCTC CEO Lou Borrelli.

AT&T is hot on Verizon's heels in midband 5G
News Analysis | 10/12/2022

Verizon kicked off 2022 with a massive C-band deployment covering 100 million people. AT&T only covered parts of eight cities, but its C-band deployment is growing, according to OpenSignal.

Eurobites: Regulator group shows its colors in Big Tech-vs.-operators slugfest
News Analysis | 10/12/2022

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Eutelsat plugs OneWeb merger; Google Cloud over the Nordics; Netflix signs up to BARB in the UK.

The US victims of Biden's latest assault on Chinese tech
News Analysis | 10/12/2022

Companies that have relied heavily on Chinese demand for recent sales growth are in for difficult times.

BT talks a big private networks game
News Analysis | 10/12/2022

Senior exec Lou Walker pitches UK incumbent as prime lead for industry verticals looking to outsource management of their private wireless networks.

Biden's new export controls stun China's chip industry
News Analysis | 10/12/2022

Chinese firms can no longer make high-end semiconductors.

UK aims to get a grip on the cloud
News Analysis | 10/11/2022

Ofcom launches study into the UK cloud services market amid the growing dominance of the three US hyperscalers.

Verizon's head of 5G innovation awaits the 'decade of private networks'
LRTV Interviews | 10/11/2022

While there's still a long runway before private networks really take off, Arvin Singh explains that Verizon's goal is to deploy turnkey, managed private networks to support a range of 5G business applications for enterprise customers.

T-Mobile may have finally picked its cloud
DanoVision | 10/11/2022

T-Mobile announced it will use a number of customer service functions from Google Cloud, a possible indication of a deepening relationship between the 5G network operator and the public cloud vendor.

Analysts peg DOCSIS 4.0 network upgrade costs at $180 per home passed
News Analysis | 10/11/2022

DOCSIS 4.0 is poised to be 'fully competitive with fiber,' and the dynamics related to D4.0 upgrades are 'more favorable than we expected, in some cases dramatically so,' Credit Suisse claims in a report.

Wireless customer growth to remain strong in Q3 – analysts
News Analysis | 10/11/2022

Several financial analyst firms predict continued customer growth in the US wireless industry, with T-Mobile leading the charge. They also expect fixed wireless to accelerate.

Eurobites: Cellnex, Ferrovial combine on 5G private networks and open RAN
News Analysis | 10/11/2022

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia touts apps for network automation; TIM/Open Fiber latest; Ericsson on enterprise resilience.

TIP admits open RAN integration is fiendish but hopes to fix it
News Analysis | 10/11/2022

The Facebook-led group wants to use a chunk of NTIA funding to help reduce open RAN's need for systems integrators.

Samsung broadens scope of global smart TV OS battle
News Analysis | 10/10/2022

Samsung is extending the reach of its 'Tizen' OS by signing deals with outside TV-makers. The move beefs up competition in a market that also includes Google, Amazon, Comcast, LG, Roku, TiVo and Foxxum.

SpaceX to FCC: Starlink 'not required to show' it meets RDOF speed needs yet
News Analysis | 10/10/2022

Viasat urged the FCC to deny Starlink's effort to appeal the commission's rejection of its RDOF awards, noting a 'steep decline' in performance. But Starlink says it will meet speed needs later.

SD-WAN roundup: Cisco and Azure team up; Orange adds 'vroom' to SD-WAN
News Analysis | 10/10/2022

In this SD-WAN roundup: Cisco and Microsoft connect SD-WAN customers to public cloud; Orange brings SD-WAN to 380 of Norauto's sites; and Aryaka combines web gateway and FWaaS under Zero Trust WAN service.

OneWeb founder is back with E-Space, another LEO hopeful
News Analysis | 10/10/2022

Greg Wyler, a longtime telecom executive, founded both O3b Networks and OneWeb. Now he's back with a new startup called E-Space that has hinted at plans to launch up to 300,000 low-Earth orbit satellites.

Airlines start asking for permanent changes to C-band 5G
News Analysis | 10/10/2022

AT&T and Verizon agreed earlier this year to restrictions on their 5G transmissions near airports. Now the airline industry is petitioning the FCC to make some of those restrictions permanent.

Market is undervaluing US cable – analyst
News Analysis | 10/10/2022

It's been a brutal year so far for cable stocks, but the hit has been overly punitive amid a 'disconnect' on the wireless opportunity paired with overall broadband growth prospects, argues MoffettNathanson.

With a single 3G network, N. Korea relies on Wi-Fi to deliver state content
News Analysis | 10/10/2022

A second Wi-Fi intranet has been discovered in Pyongyang, with verification required every time users access it.

Taxing the Internet rich to feed the telco poor would be madness
Morris Lore | 10/10/2022

Europe's authorities should reject calls for Big Tech to pay network costs and consider more sensible leveling-up measures instead.

India's HFCL focuses on new products to boost revenues
News Analysis | 10/10/2022

HFCL has transitioned from an optical fiber cable manufacturer to a vendor offering products and system integration services.

Pivotal Commware CEO Brian Deutsch: Speeding up FWA
CxO Spotlight | 10/10/2022

Pivotal Commware CEO Brian Deutsch discusses the company's new as-a-service offering, Pivotal Turnkey Services, which aims to speed up deployments of fixed wireless access (FWA) networks that use mmWave technology.

Eurobites: Nokia heads up phase two of Hexa-X 6G project
News Analysis | 10/10/2022

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT workers take more strike action; AtlasEdge buys DC1; using mobile data for COVID-19 mapping.

Open RAN mania for systems integration could end badly
Morris Lore | 10/10/2022

Mavenir is the latest to enter the systems integration game after previously expanding into hardware. But how many end-to-end players can the market support?

The Buildout: AT&T live in rural Indiana, Treasury awards $435M for broadband
News Analysis | 10/7/2022

This week in broadband builds: AT&T live in rural Indiana; Treasury awards $435 million to three states; FastBridge, Metronet, Magellan break ground; Alabama co-ops get millions for middle mile; more GREAT grants for Spectrum.

X.LA founder on the intersection of 5G and the metaverse
LRTV Interviews | 10/7/2022

X.LA's Alex Barkaloff explains why 5G will pair well with the metaverse.

Telenor taps into $1B fiber funding from KKR
News Analysis | 10/7/2022

Norwegian telco sets up a new fiber company and plans to sell 30% to a KKR-led consortium, but intends to remain in control of its business and assets.

NR-Light for 5G-native wide-area IoT
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 10/7/2022

NR-Light is a 5G IoT technology platform on which diverse industries and customers can innovate. #sponsored

Eurobites: Iliad piggybacks on Fastweb's fiber in Italy
News Analysis | 10/7/2022

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ofcom updates on UK fiber rollout, hybrid working; Deutsche Telekom takes lead on airborne 6G project; Orange lands SD-WAN gig.

Has Huawei found a reliable chip supply channel?
News Analysis | 10/7/2022

The telecom equipment giant will reportedly become the major customer of a new Shenzhen semiconductor fab - but key questions remain unanswered.

Verizon extends free FWA services to qualifying households
News Analysis | 10/6/2022

Following a similar Fios program, the new 'Verizon Forward' initiative brings free 5G Home and LTE-based Internet services to households that qualify for the FCC's Affordable Connectivity Program.

Verizon Frontline's response to Hurricane Ian
LRTV Interviews | 10/6/2022

Cory Davis, AVP for Verizon Frontline, returns to the podcast with an update on how the service provider is coordinating with emergency services and local municipalities to provide network access and other emergency resources in the wake of the hurricane.

Altitude Sports breaks through on FuboTV
News Analysis | 10/6/2022

Altitude Sports, a regional sports net that still lacks deals with Comcast and Dish Network, has secured a multiyear deal to be offered on FuboTV, a sports-focused pay-TV streaming service.

Louisiana rejects Sparklight protest of Conexon's broadband grant
News Analysis | 10/6/2022

'Sparklight has not satisfied its burden of proof to establish that it provides reliable service to the applied-for areas,' said Veneeth Iyengar, executive director of Louisiana's broadband office.

Spotlight falls on Vodafone Spain over fixed sale rumor
News Analysis | 10/6/2022

Vodafone Group has already embarked on efforts to strengthen its operations in the UK and Portugal. Reports suggest it is also exploring a sale of its Spanish fixed network.

The rise and fall of COMSovereign's 'made in USA' 5G
News Analysis | 10/6/2022

In April COMSovereign boasted that it was 'the US-based end-to-end 4G LTE & 5G+ telecom solution provider.' By June the company's Dallas headquarters 'were vacated and the lease was abandoned.'

Eurobites: Cellular IoT will soup up EV charging firms, says Ericsson
News Analysis | 10/6/2022

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Etisalat UAE turns to ADVA for uCPE; UK elected to ITU governing council; Nokia gets SaaSy.

The Divide: LiveOak's Steve Smith on getting fiber-ready in Florida and Georgia
LRTV Interviews | 10/6/2022

This week: LiveOak Fiber's Steve Smith joins the show to discuss the company's plans to build out fiber to 80,000 homes and businesses on the Emerald Coast of Florida and the Golden Isles of Georgia.

Is network slicing toast?
Morris Lore | 10/6/2022

Hard to market, potentially hard to guarantee and in possible contravention of rules on net neutrality, network slicing is not looking like the best thing since, well, you know what.

Japan targets Web 3.0 and metaverse in bid to catch up
News Analysis | 10/6/2022

Meanwhile NTT Docomo launches new metaverse company with plans to invest US$416 million.

Netflix ad revenues poised to hit $2.7B by 2025 – forecast
News Analysis | 10/5/2022

Netflix ad revenues will represent a small slice of the overall pie in the coming years, with most growth from the ad-supported option coming from existing subs 'spinning down,' according to MoffettNathanson.

Light Reading's Leading Lights Awards: Finalists coming soon
The Philter | 10/5/2022

Light Reading is still narrowing down its shortlist of finalists for the 2022 Leading Lights awards.

NTT demos '5G in a box' for employee safety
LRTV Interviews | 10/5/2022

In this private 5G demo, Umajin and NTT show how the technology can monitor worker safety in areas such as mines and ports.

NTIA receives $5.5B in grant requests for $1B middle mile fund
News Analysis | 10/5/2022

NTIA said it received over 235 applications worth $5.5 billion for the $1 billion middle mile fund and will issue grants 'no earlier' than March 2023.

Verizon still faces a 3G problem
News Analysis | 10/5/2022

AT&T and T-Mobile have already shuttered their 3G networks. Now Verizon is scheduled to do so by end of year. That will undoubtedly add to the operator's mounting problems.

Jio, Airtel launch 5G services in India
News Analysis | 10/5/2022

India's top two service providers finally launched 5G services in a few cities with the promise to extend coverage over the next few months.

T-Mobile: AT&T's FirstNet 'has not fulfilled all of its promises'
News Analysis | 10/5/2022

As T-Mobile targets the public-safety market, the company is urging the FCC to require FirstNet to disclose details about its ongoing relationship with AT&T.

Musk says Twitter has the X factor after all
Morris Lore | 10/5/2022

The Tesla billionaire is back at Twitter's door with his bag of dosh, saying he needs the social media company to build the all-powerful super-app of the future.

Eurobites: GSMA report calls on EU to pull its 5G finger out
News Analysis | 10/5/2022

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EU approves common charger law; Ericsson on connectivity's role in future energy markets; Orange reduces its energy bills.

Taiwan Mobile's new spectrum assets hold up 5G merger approval
News Analysis | 10/5/2022

Telco argues its case for retaining extra midband frequencies acquired in the Taiwan Star deal.

Boingo CEO Mike Finley: 5G innovation is starting to happen
CxO Spotlight | 10/4/2022

Boingo's CEO said his company's new Las Vegas tech innovation lab will open later this year.

Charter, Verizon pledge to synchronize their 5G networks
News Analysis | 10/4/2022

Verizon and Charter said they hope to 'streamline voluntary coordination' among operators that use time-division duplexing systems 'to reduce risks of harmful interference and accelerate the deployment of 5G service.'

Open RAN momentum heats up in adjacent industries
LRTV Interviews | 10/4/2022

US Ignite's Mari Silbey explains that testing for vendor interoperability for open RAN is a must to move the technology into broader markets.

FWA advocates 'greatly disappointed' in Newsom veto on broadband bill
News Analysis | 10/4/2022

California's governor vetoed a bill that would have helped wireless providers get broadband grants. But WISPA is seeking clarification on funding rules for FWA.

Mavenir raises more cash to sell 'end-to-end' systems
News Analysis | 10/4/2022

Mavenir scored $155 million from an existing, unnamed investor. 'For a company like us to succeed, we need to offer an end-to-end package,' explained CEO Pardeep Kohli.

Ukraine telecom commissioner appeals for more equipment
News Analysis | 10/4/2022

Liliia Malon highlights the country's most pressing equipment needs and encourages donors to take advantage of a new Digital Tech Hub, which makes logistics easier.

Can the new 'telecom cowboys' force themselves onto a MWC keynote stage?
DanoVision | 10/4/2022

Pollen Mobile, Helium and Xnet are some of the companies hoping to upend the traditional mechanics behind wireless networks. And they're helping to bring some fresh blood into an increasingly staid industry.

Vodafone's Portugal play presents some regulatory headaches
News Analysis | 10/4/2022

Vodafone's planned acquisition of Nowo will not dramatically change its market position initially, but questions over 5G licenses and new market entrants remain.

A new pitch for mmWave: smart repeaters
News Analysis | 10/4/2022

MWC Las Vegas speakers endorsed using next-gen repeaters to fill out mmWave coverage instead of throwing more cell sites at the problem.

Celona's CEO on the evolving private wireless industry
LRTV Interviews | 10/4/2022

'I think we're finding some good traction here,' said Celona CEO and founder Rajeev Shah of the private wireless space. 'The demand for this is extraordinary.'

Mississippi's ACE Power to offer fiber technician training program
News Analysis | 10/4/2022

ACE Power will offer the Fiber Broadband Association's OpTIC Path course later this year to train new and existing employees for a fiber expansion project.

Tech Mahindra keeps eye on open RAN prize as costs mount
News Analysis | 10/4/2022

The Indian systems integrator has spied an opportunity to be the master Lego builder for the telcos of the future.

Eurobites: Hyperoptic upgrades IP core network with Nokia
News Analysis | 10/4/2022

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Europe struggles in Fiber Development Index; unlicensed operators help Russian military in war-torn Ukraine; STC sets up new infrastructure assets company.

Adeia CEO on what follows the spin-out from Xperi
CxO Spotlight | 10/3/2022

Paul Davis, the CEO of Adeia, the intellectual property and licensing company spun out of Xperi, says patent portfolio and market expansion are near-term priorities, and litigation is a 'last resort.'

InterDigital inks seven-year, $938M patent deal with Apple
News Analysis | 10/3/2022

Apple will spend roughly $1 billion over the next seven years for a license to InterDigital's patents. What that new deal means for Ericsson and Nokia remains to be seen.

'Handshake agreement' temporarily restores Disney networks on Dish, Sling TV
News Analysis | 10/3/2022

In a doozy of a spat involving ESPN and ABC, Dish claims Disney is demanding a $1 billion boost in carriage fees. Disney contends Dish declined a 'fair, market-based' renewal offer.

Vodafone, Three merger will struggle to win over watchdogs
News Analysis | 10/3/2022

Allowing the UK to lose a mobile competitor would stoke the usual concerns about market power and rising prices - and the timing is hardly auspicious.

Microsoft aims to dislodge AWS as 'preferred provider' to telcos
News Analysis | 10/3/2022

The Seattle-based software giant has been busy acquiring expertise, not learning at customers' expense, says the CTO of its telecom business.

Pollen Mobile's DeWi goal: Paid data this year
LRTV Interviews | 10/3/2022

According to Christian Kurasek, co-founder and CFO of Pollen Mobile, the decentralized wireless (DeWi) marketplace is rapidly maturing. 'There's a huge opportunity to offer something different,' he said.

Eurobites: Vodafone, Three confirm merger talks
News Analysis | 10/3/2022

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT scans its own digital brain; United Internet shrinks capex guidance following antennas debacle; Italy keeps a closer eye on its cables.

US-made products for middle mile builds 'not available' – NTIA
News Analysis | 10/3/2022

NTIA proposed a limited waiver on 'Build America, Buy America' rules for middle mile broadband grants. Comments on the proposal are due October 3.

Five forces of change in the communications industry
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase | 10/3/2022

CSPs must move to transform their operations and attract the right talent while navigating the complexity of the ongoing technology revolution. #sponsored

India wants device makers to use home-grown navigation
News Analysis | 10/3/2022

In its push for self-reliance, the Indian government is asking device makers to produce NavIC, a home-grown Indian navigation system, compatible devices.

ITU votes in US candidate as first woman chief
News Analysis | 10/3/2022

Overwhelming vote rejects Russian plan to remake ITU.

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