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CommScope promotes Propel
News Wire Feed | 3/31/2022

New fiber platform for data centers introduces 16-fiber cabling to support 400 Gbit/s, 800 Gbit/s and 1.6 Tbit/s speeds.

Cignal AI: Shipments of 400ZR/ZR+ modules surged in 4Q21
News Wire Feed | 3/31/2022

"Both webscale and telco operators are making fundamental changes to their network architectures due to the availability of pluggable 400G coherent modules," said Cignal's Scott Wilkinson.

Ziply sets multi-gig fiber upgrades in Washington and Idaho
News Wire Feed | 3/31/2022

Says upgrades will bring 5-Gig and 2-Gig fiber service to thousands of locations in central Washington and western Idaho.

Comcast sourcing solar electricity to help fuel carbon-neutral goal
News Wire Feed | 3/31/2022

Operator is sourcing 250 megawatts of carbon-free solar electricity from the Blue Sky Solar Project, enabling the MSO to cut its carbon dioxide emissions associated with its energy use by nearly 360,000 metric tons annually.

DT picks Airties for smart Wi-Fi
News Wire Feed | 3/31/2022

Vendor says platform is integrated with RDK software to support operator's deployments on GPON, DOCSIS and DSL devices.

Charter launches 100-Meg service for Affordable Connectivity Program households
News Wire Feed | 3/31/2022

New $29.99 per month offering also includes a model and in-home Wi-Fi for no additional charge.

Jeremy Doig departs Google to become CTO of Disney Streaming
News Wire Feed | 3/30/2022

Doig, an 18-year Google vet, will head up tech innovation and growth for Disney+, Hulu, ESPN+ and Star+ starting next month.

LocalBTV launches digital ad insertion
News Wire Feed | 3/30/2022

Programmatic platform is designed to insert and replace ads in streams of local TV broadcasting.

Six named to 2022 Cable Hall of Fame class
News Wire Feed | 3/30/2022

September 15 event will honor Patricia Jo Boyers, Kevin Casey, Chris Lammers, Tina Perry, John C. Porter II and Michael Powell.

VodafoneZiggo automates with Frinx
News Wire Feed | 3/30/2022

Operator is using Frinx's platform to automate provisioning and workflows for its business service offerings.

SCTE IDs 2021 chapter award winners
News Wire Feed | 3/29/2022

Rocky Mountain comes away with 'Chapter of the Year.'

Telus connects to CommScope's cloud to manage third-party CPE
News Wire Feed | 3/29/2022

Canadian operator is using CommScope's ECO Service Management Platform to automate the management and control of third-party devices.

Virgin Media O2 partners with VMware to complete 5G rollout across UK and EU
News Wire Feed | 3/29/2022

Virgin Media O2 UK will use VMware Telco Cloud Infrastructure to design, build, test and implement virtualized network functions.

Ditto touts $950M Air Force contract
News Wire Feed | 3/29/2022

In addition to the US Air Force, Ditto's customers include Japan Airlines, Etihad Airways, and HugoApp.

Verizon, Cisco collab on autonomous car tech
News Wire Feed | 3/29/2022

Two companies aim to show "autonomous driving solutions without the use of costly physical Roadside Units to extend radio signals."

Rogers claims Canada’s first commercially available 5G SA network
News Wire Feed | 3/28/2022

Rogers 5G SA is built to "scale massively" and "support the unprecedented growth of IoT devices in the years to come."

Celona closes $60M funding round
News Wire Feed | 3/28/2022

DigitalBridge Ventures leads latest round; total funding to date hits $100M

Comcast Business launches Wi-Fi 6 gateway
News Wire Feed | 3/28/2022

New product for SMBs uses some of the core technology powering Comcast's new xFi Advanced Gateway for residential customers.

Frndly TV lands carriage deal with Weigel Broadcasting
News Wire Feed | 3/28/2022

Agreement adds five networks to Frndly TV's lineup, including MeTV, H&I and DECADES.

AT&T details WarnerMedia spin-off ahead of Discovery transaction
News Wire Feed | 3/25/2022

AT&T expects to close the merger of WarnerMedia and Discovery in April.

Verizon OKs Cradlepoint to support C-band-powered 5G fixed wireless
News Wire Feed | 3/25/2022

Verizon has certified Cradlepoint's W1850 5G wideband adapter to provide C-band connectivity in fixed wireless access deployments.

FCC authorizes another $313M for RDOF buildouts
News Wire Feed | 3/25/2022

Latest authorization round covers broadband deployments in 19 states and more than 130,000 locations.

Tele2 nears divestment of T-Mobile Netherlands stake
News Wire Feed | 3/25/2022

Company expects to complete the divestment in the coming weeks.

Fubo TV adds chief business officer, appoints board member
News Wire Feed | 3/25/2022

Henry Ahn has been appointed to the newly created chief business officer position, and Chicago Red Stars owner and former NFL exec Julie Haddon has joined the company's board.

Edward Durkin to succeed Scott Bruckner as Casa Systems' CFO
News Wire Feed | 3/24/2022

Durkin's appointment as Casa CFO is effective April 4, 2022.

Bouygues Telecom taps Technicolor for 4K/HDR Wi-Fi video device
News Wire Feed | 3/24/2022

New 'Bbox 4K HDR' platform runs Android TV.

Airties expands Wi-Fi deal with Telstra
News Wire Feed | 3/24/2022

Airties extends support to Telstra's Wi-Fi 6 modem and 'SmartFix' capabilities.

GBI deploys Infinera's ICE Optical Engines
News Wire Feed | 3/24/2022

GBI deployed Infinera's Infinite Capacity Engine (ICE) technology to increase capacity on GBI's Smart Network.

Comcast's Tony Werner, former VMWare COO Sanjay Poonen join MinIO in advisor roles
News Wire Feed | 3/23/2022

MinIO, which has developed a multi-cloud object storage suite, recently raised a 'B' round of funding.

Charter makes 200-Meg the minimum starting speed in all markets
News Wire Feed | 3/23/2022

Operator has also made its 400-Meg and 1-Gig tiers available to the bulk of its service areas in 41 states.

Isotropic nears launch of multi-orbit satellite antenna
News Wire Feed | 3/23/2022

New terminal for commercial and government markets will launch in the second half of the year.

Comcast's Metrological launches Lightning Partner Program
News Wire Feed | 3/23/2022

Program aims to accelerate the development and deployment of TV apps and user experiences powered by the Lightning open-course framework.

GTT launches SASE with Palo Alto Networks
News Wire Feed | 3/22/2022

The new service is based on the SASE framework and integrates with GTT Managed SD-WAN.

FCC sets date for 2.5GHz spectrum auction
News Wire Feed | 3/22/2022

Focused on 8,000 new flexible-use, county-based overlay licenses in areas with unassigned 2.5GHz, Auction 108 is set to start on July 29.

Roku's new OS adds 'Photo Streams,' enhanced audio and content discovery features
News Wire Feed | 3/22/2022

Roku OS 11 set to roll out to Roku devices in the coming weeks.

Comcast to expand broadband service to Eagle Mountain, Utah
News Wire Feed | 3/22/2022

Comcast will spend $22 million for expansion covering more than 18,000 homes and businesses in the area.

Comcast expands reach in Oregon
News Wire Feed | 3/21/2022

Operator is spending $10.6 million to extend its broadband network to nearly 5,000 people in Silverton, Oregon.

Viasat, Inmarsat reach jobs and R&D deal with UK government
News Wire Feed | 3/21/2022

Amid their proposed merger, Viasat and Inmarsat claim the agreement ensures the combined company will be a strong contributor to the UK National Space Strategy.

Isotropic unveils military-grade multi-link Ka-band terminal
News Wire Feed | 3/21/2022

Says the GM2000 Terminal provides concurrent, multi-orbit communications from a unified platform.

Comcast's MachineQ connects with unit of Georgia-Pacific
News Wire Feed | 3/18/2022

GP Pro will deliver its 'KOLO' smart monitoring system using MachineQ's IoT platform.

Lightpath expands Boston fiber network
News Wire Feed | 3/18/2022

Lightpath said it added 75 route miles to its Boston fiber network, raising its total mileage across the area to more than 200 route miles.

Blue Ridge to overbuild DOCSIS 3.1 networks in rural Pennsylvania with fiber
News Wire Feed | 3/17/2022

Operator has tapped Calix to help with the overbuild of Blue Ridge's legacy cable network.

Amazon closes deal for MGM
News Wire Feed | 3/17/2022

MGM, a studio with a catalog of more than 4,000 films and 17,000 TV episodes, has joined Prime Video and Amazon Studios.

Counterpoint: 5G phones surpassed 4G phones in January
News Wire Feed | 3/17/2022

According to research firm Counterpoint, the sale of 5G-capable phones surpassed 51% in January, beating the sale of 4G-capable phones for the first time.

T-Mobile's FWA ad claims mostly pass muster
News Wire Feed | 3/17/2022

Cable company Charter challenged some of T-Mobile's fixed wireless access (FWA) advertising claims, and an advertising arbiter mostly sided with T-Mobile.

BMW's iX and i4 sport T-Mobile's 5G connections
News Wire Feed | 3/17/2022

T-Mobile said the new 2022 BMW iX and i4 are the first connected cars to support 5G connections in the US.

Zayo rides an 800G optical wave
News Wire Feed | 3/16/2022

Zayo and Infinera complete the "world's longest known" terrestrial 800G optical wavelength in a commercial network.

Charter raises minimum starting wage to $20 per hour
News Wire Feed | 3/16/2022

Operator says it's seeking candidates for 2,500 open positions in 41 states.

Ericsson appoints new chief legal officer
News Wire Feed | 3/16/2022

Shortly after facing questions about its potential dealings with Isis, Ericsson said Scott Dresser will replace Xavier Dedullen as its chief legal officer.

Verizon wins almost $1B worth of DoD awards
News Wire Feed | 3/16/2022

The US Department of Defense (DoD) awarded Verizon's public sector business network modernizations awards worth $966.5 million.

Verizon announces 'Augmented Reality Adventure Thriller' game for 5G
News Wire Feed | 3/16/2022

Verizon said its 5G network will support a new augmented reality game from Doug Liman's 30 Ninjas and Novelab.

FreedomFi raises $9.5M
News Wire Feed | 3/15/2022

Blueyard Capital, Qualcomm Ventures and SamsungNext participated in a $9.5 million Series A round of funding in startup FreedomFi.

OneLayer nabs $8.2M in funding for 5G security
News Wire Feed | 3/15/2022

Startup OneLayer said that it received $8.2 million in a seed funding round led by Grove Ventures and Viola Ventures for its 5G security efforts.

Intel announces massive investment into EU
News Wire Feed | 3/15/2022

Intel said it would invest up to 80 billion euros in the European Union over the next decade.

Kymeta raises $84M in a round led by Bill Gates
News Wire Feed | 3/15/2022

Kymeta said it raised $84 million in a funding round led by Microsoft's Bill Gates. The company said it would use the cash to develop its flat panel antennas.

SCTE hooks up with Fort Hays State University
News Wire Feed | 3/15/2022

Partnership will put telecom industry professionals on the path to earn an Associate of General Studies degree, with an emphasis on Computer Network & Telecommunications.

Private LTE/5G market to reach $8.3B by 2026, IDC says
News Wire Feed | 3/14/2022

Research and consulting firm IDC predicted the revenues generated from the sale of private LTE/5G wireless infrastructure will rise from $1.7 billion in 2021 to $8.3 billion by 2026.

Mediacom beefs up download speeds of most popular tiers
News Wire Feed | 3/14/2022

Three speed tiers are getting downstream speed bumps of at least 33% for no additional charge.

Breezeline starts connecting customers in Concord
News Wire Feed | 3/14/2022

Fiber-powered deployment in Concord, New Hampshire, is part of Breezeline's network expansion initiative in the state.

Cox expands 'Prosight' platform for hospitals
News Wire Feed | 3/14/2022

Offering now features hand hygiene monitoring capabilities underpinned by real-time location services and IoT.

Comcast relaunches multiscreen advertising biz under AudienceXpress brand
News Wire Feed | 3/14/2022

FreeWheel Media, the media solutions team within Comcast-owned FreeWheel, now operates under the AudienceXpress brand.

Hulu to add unlimited DVR to live TV service for no added cost
News Wire Feed | 3/11/2022

Disney-owned OTT-TV service will add the unlimited DVR feature starting April 13. Hulu's current enhanced cloud DVR add-on sells for an additional $9.99 per month.

Service provider router and switch market surpassed pre-pandemic levels in 2021, according to Dell'Oro Group
News Wire Feed | 3/11/2022

The North America region led the worldwide market expansion with solid double-digit growth.

AT&T outlines growth strategy, led by 5G and fiber
News Wire Feed | 3/11/2022

Company issues details ahead of its annual Analyst & Investor day and as the company nears the close of its WarnerMedia transaction with Discovery.

Lumentum, Ayar Labs collaborate on components
News Wire Feed | 3/10/2022

The two firms say they'll 'deliver CW-WDM MSA compliant external laser sources in high volume.'

Comcast makes $22.7M broadband expansion proposal in Dickson, Tennessee
News Wire Feed | 3/10/2022

Funding proposal includes $6.8 million investment from Comcast and $15.9 million through the Tennessee Emergency Broadband Fund - American Rescue Plan and Dickson County.

Bluepeak gets green light to bring 5-Gig to Lawton, Oklahoma
News Wire Feed | 3/10/2022

Bluepeak it will spend $40 million on the expansion after receiving franchise approval.

Ritter gets $44M from Arkansas for fiber
News Wire Feed | 3/10/2022

Ritter Communications said it scored $44 million in grants from the Arkansas Legislative Council to build fiber networks in the state.

Dish's Boost intros $199 plan for phone and a year of service
News Wire Feed | 3/10/2022

Dish Network's Boost Mobile resurrected a new offering that provides its Celero 5G smartphone alongside a year of unlimited talking and texting and 1 GB of data per month.

T-Mobile puts FWA into Metro by T-Mobile prepaid stores
News Wire Feed | 3/10/2022

T-Mobile said it will offer fixed wireless access (FWA) services across more than 7,000 Metro by T-Mobile stores in a move into the prepaid space.

FreeFlight intros altimeter to counter 5G C-band interference
News Wire Feed | 3/10/2022

Avionics company FreeFlight Systems said its new radar altimeter has been designed to mitigate C-band 5G interference.

Vyve Broadband gets behind FCC's ACP
News Wire Feed | 3/10/2022

The Affordable Connectivity Program, which replaced the Commission's Emergency Broadband Benefit program, provides aid to low-income households.

US military sets up team for '5G and FutureG'
News Wire Feed | 3/9/2022

The US Department of Defense announced it established a '5G and FutureG cross-functional team' to investigate wireless networking in warfare.

LG Electronics gets behind AOMedia
News Wire Feed | 3/9/2022

TV maker joins the organization at the 'Promoter' level, signaling LG's further interest in the AV1 codec.

Menlo Microsystems raises $150M in VC funding
News Wire Feed | 3/9/2022

Menlo Microsystems, a startup touting its new 'Ideal Switch' technology, said its new $150 million in Series C funding brings its total funding warchest to over $225 million.

Lindsay Broadband partners to offer renewable and sustainable powering systems
News Wire Feed | 3/9/2022

Agreement enables Lindsay to resell New Use Energy Solutions' clean powering solutions to customers worldwide.

Charter makes 200-Meg the minimum in 95% of service area
News Wire Feed | 3/8/2022

New milestone arrives as cable operator makes 200 Mbit/s its minimum speed in 37 more markets.

Apple TV, MLB strike deal for 'Friday Night Baseball'
News Wire Feed | 3/8/2022

Representing another threat to the traditional pay-TV bundle, Apple TV+ will offer two live regular season games each Friday, plus live pre- and postgame shows.

EFFECT Photonics buys Viasat DSP biz
News Wire Feed | 3/8/2022

In addition to the pending acquisition, EFFECT Photonics announced an additional $20M in Series C funding bringing its funding to date total to $63M.

Google buys Mandiant for $5.4B for more security
News Wire Feed | 3/8/2022

Google said it will purchase cybersecurity company Mandiant in a transaction worth $5.4 billion, in order to add the company into its Google Cloud business.

Volkswagen inks 4G patent deal with Avanci
News Wire Feed | 3/8/2022

Patent-holding company Avanci said it inked an agreement with Volkswagen for connected cars that covers its 4G standard essential patents (SEPs).

5G OI Lab names new startups
News Wire Feed | 3/8/2022

Startups ranging from Kontain to MetaPower to Mixhalo will work in the 5G Open Innovation Lab (5G OI Lab) alongside the lab's new partners, Nokia and Palo Alto Networks.

Oak Hill Capital buys stake in Greenlight Networks
News Wire Feed | 3/8/2022

Private equity firm Oak Hill Capital purchased a controlling interest in Greenlight Networks as the fiber provider expands throughout New York state and beyond.

Smart Axiata introduces contactless premium FWA service with Huawei FWA Suite
News Wire Feed | 3/8/2022

The number of Fixed Wireless Access users of Smart Axiata in Cambodia has increased significantly, total registered subscribers has exceeded 100K+ in 2021 and the FWA service is available in 20+ provinces in Cambodia.

HBO Max's European rollout continues as reach extends to 61 countries worldwide
News Wire Feed | 3/8/2022

Latest batch of launches adds 15 more, including the Netherlands, Portugal, Hungary, Poland and Romania. Launches in Turkey, Greece, Iceland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania are on tap.

Broadband gains by top US ISPs drop to 2.95M in 2021 – LRG
News Wire Feed | 3/7/2022

2021's results compare to adds of 4.86 million subs in 2020.

Limelight to buy Yahoo's Edgecast for $300M
News Wire Feed | 3/7/2022

Limelight Networks said it will buy Yahoo's Edgecast, which provides edge security, content delivery and video services, in a deal that values Edgecast at around $300 million.

Intel plans IPO for Mobileye
News Wire Feed | 3/7/2022

Intel said it 'confidentially' submitted IPO filings for its Mobileye business, which develops autonomous driving technology.

Cincinnati Bell rebrands as 'altafiber'
News Wire Feed | 3/4/2022

Brand change, which does not impact Hawaiian Telecom and the CBTS business, emerges amid fiber network expansions and fiber upgrade investments.

MetTel and VMware partner on SASE
News Wire Feed | 3/3/2022

MetTel will offer customers a managed secure access service edge (SASE) solution powered by VMware SASE.

Palo Alto Networks updates SASE service for MSPs
News Wire Feed | 3/3/2022

Prisma SASE includes a new cloud-based management portal with hierarchical multitenancy capability that uses granular role-based access control (RBAC).

Comcast boots up 'Xfinity Rewards' program
News Wire Feed | 3/3/2022

Perks include $1 movie rentals, discounts at Universal Parks & Resorts, and early access to new products such as the Comcast xFi Advanced Gateway.

Infinera, Windstream announce 'Node-on-a-Blade' for optical
News Wire Feed | 3/3/2022

Infinera and Windstream said their new optical network technology is an evolution of ROADM-based solutions and 'will provide a more advanced and cost-effective approach to optical networking.'

AT&T puts HBO Max into connected cars
News Wire Feed | 3/3/2022

AT&T said it will bundle the HBO Max streaming video service with its Unlimited In-car Wi-Fi service plan for connected cars.

Rakuten Symphony adds former FCC chief Pai to board
News Wire Feed | 3/2/2022

Ajit Pai, the head of the FCC under former President Trump, joined the board of directors of Rakuten Symphony.

DigitalBridge hires WIA chief Adelstein
News Wire Feed | 3/2/2022

DigitalBridge hired Jonathan Adelstein as its new head of policy. Adelstein has long been the CEO of the Wireless Infrastructure Association (WIA) trade association.

CableLabs to test open RAN gear for US government
News Wire Feed | 3/2/2022

CableLabs said it will be the host lab for the NTIA's '5G Challenge' that will in part test open RAN equipment for the US Department of Defense.

Technicolor intros FWA/Wi-Fi indoor router combo
News Wire Feed | 3/1/2022

'Cobra 5G' comes on the heels of Technicolor's '5G Omni' outdoor device.

AppLovin snares Wurl for $430 million
News Wire Feed | 3/1/2022

Wurl focuses on ad-supported streaming and the connected TV sector.

Evoca adds AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain
News Wire Feed | 3/1/2022

Regional sports net is home to Colorado Rockies regional game telecasts.

Samsung, CommScope announce smart home tech for landlords
News Wire Feed | 3/1/2022

Under the companies' new pairing, landlords can deploy smart home technologies via CommScope's Wi-Fi equipment and Samsung's IoT offerings.

Rakuten inks Symphony deal with Nokia
News Wire Feed | 3/1/2022

Nokia's core will be a part of the Rakuten Symphony platform, the companies announced.

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