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FCC starts coveting Big Tech's big piggy bank

For the first time, the FCC has indicated a willingness to consider a fee on Big Tech to pay for telecom services. But the agency is looking for Congressional approval for such a move first.

'Thanks guys, great quarter'

A list of Light Reading's coverage of Q2 2022 earnings calls, and whether or not women participated on each one.

Telcos spend pathetically little on R&D, and it's often shrinking

A vast R&D gulf between operators and their suppliers has opened in the last decade, even as telcos fret about dependency.

EU govts coordinate on Big Tech bashing – report

France, Italy and Spain urge the European Commission to prep legislation forcing Big Tech to pay some of the region's network infrastructure bill.

AWS posts another blockbuster quarter

Amazon's soaring cloud business, along with its fast-growing advertising division and a strong showing from third-party seller services, helps offset downturn in online retail.

Apple's rich fanboys pump up the iPhone sales

The world's most obscenely rich electronics company defies talk of economic trouble to report growth in sales and gross profit.

Dell CTO Roese: Building broadband and private 5G networks

John Roese, the global CTO at Dell Technologies, discusses the company's views on edge computing and why the private 5G networking space is just starting to heat up.

Eurobites: Profits tumble at Orange's enterprise unit

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Cellnex still on a growth tear; ADVA frets about components crunch; Facebook issues warning on Europe; Isle of Man gets new submarine cable.

Cloud news: China unveils national cloud, Telstra commits to Azure

China Telecom is building a national cloud to serve state-owned companies. Meanwhile, a new deal in Australia will make Telstra the largest supplier of network capacity to Microsoft.

Google, Meta cables will be 'game-changers' for Africa

US Internet giants like Apple, Amazon, Microsoft and Netflix dominate global cable systems traffic at 76% of trans-Pacific traffic and 92% on Atlantic routes.

Eurobites: Telefónica brings satellite into its IoT orbit

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson says private networks are good for airlines; Altice's FTTH infrastructure gets Arcep approval; London's Google Cloud data center suffers heatwave meltdown.

Europe's telcos flout net neutrality in push to make Big Tech pay

ETNO wants Big Tech treated differently from other companies that rely on telecom infrastructure.

Dell'Oro cuts forecast on private wireless networks by a fifth

Slow progress over past six months contributes to sharp adjustment downwards of hardware revenue from private LTE/5G small-cell networks over 2022-26 period.

Eurobites: Belgian duo plan transition to fiber

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Polish pair join forces on cloud infrastructure; Ericsson's Possible Perspectives; Openreach opts for ADVA, expands on the Isle of Wight.

Eurobites: UK proposes new 'AI rulebook'

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: ETNO bangs on about Big Tech again; CityFibre loses competition appeal; Zain earnings up.

Huawei expands consumer business into payments, ridesharing

Huawei's handset business might be getting crushed by sanctions, but the big vendor is not giving up on consumers.

Eurobites: MTN in talks with Telkom over possible takeover

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Proximus rolls out EV charging stations; Amazon tries to placate European Commission over data practices; Hyperoptic hits 100k new-builds.

Eurobites: Proximus targets SMEs with Odoo's help

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: A1 bags 5G spectrum in North Macedonia; Google versus the regulators, part 94; UK online safety legislation hits the buffers while government implodes.

The fuss about Nothing smartphone is baffling

The world's latest smartphone, branded 'Nothing 1,' uses a parrot in its marketing. That's appropriate – because it's basically just a mimic.

Eurobites: Inflation piles pressure on European operators

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nothing thinks it's onto something with new phone; UK sports broadcasters come under scrutiny; Sparkle enlists Italian navy to protect subsea comms.

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