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Comcast makes waves in open source

Two projects originally created by Comcast engineers – Kuberhealthy and Trickster – are the first from the operator to be accepted as 'Sandbox' projects by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF).

Apple pursuing Apple TV-HomePod combo – report

Product integrations alongside a broader refresh would be an obvious catch-up move against the likes of Amazon, Google and even Roku.

CommScope's set-top spin-out: How did we get here?

The story is not done playing out, but the road leading to CommScope's decision to spin out its Home Networks division has taken many twists and turns, crossing the paths of Digeo, Motorola and Google along the way.

NCTC pitches plan to keep MobiTV alive

NCTC, which represents dozens of operators that use MobiTV, has asked members to put up at least $1 million toward potential MobiTV buyers.

Charter wants to start mapping out its mobile network

After spending around $500 million on CBRS spectrum licenses, Charter is now asking the FCC for permission to conduct drive tests of transmissions in the band in around a dozen cities.

Discovery+ adds to Comcast's streaming mix

Discovery's new premium streaming service has launched on Flex, and will be rolled out to Comcast's X1 pay-TV platform in the coming weeks.

CommScope open to other alternatives for Home Networks unit

Board would consider other options if they created value that extends beyond the current plan to spin off a Home Business unit that will be led by cable and telecom industry veteran Joe Chow.

CommScope to spin off Home Networks unit

Company expects to complete the spin-off of a unit that makes set-tops and other consumer premises equipment by the end of Q1 2022. It represents one move of several aimed at cutting operating costs.

CommScope nearing transaction centered on CPE biz – sources

But the form of such a transaction remains hazy, as it could involve an outright sale or the formation of a joint venture designed to improve product margins and get the CPE business off of CommScope's books.

Four questions dogging T-Mobile's 5G fixed wireless ambitions

T-Mobile plans to sell 100Mbit/s connections to up to 30 million US households for $60 per month. However, there remain a number of questions surrounding the effort.

Starlink delivering sporadic speeds – study

The satellite broadband service, still in beta, has seen median speeds fluctuate in recent months even as users report a rise in burst speeds, according to new Ookla Speedtest data.

MobiTV bids due on May 7

If multiple qualified bids are received, May 12 has been set for an auction, according to revised bid procedures that tie into MobiTV's voluntary Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding.

Minim first to get CableLabs stamp for low-latency DOCSIS 3.1 device

The Motorola MG8725 gateway is also the first in an anticipated lineup of Minim products to be outfitted with Wi-Fi 6 technology.

WOW to unleash data caps in June, starting in Chicago

WOW's new policy, which includes a $30 unlimited option for 1-Gig customers, arrives amid a 'broadband-first' posture and a steering of high-speed Internet customers to OTT-TV options such as YouTube TV and Philo.

Cable Next-Gen returns online

Like we did last August, Light Reading will stage our Cable Next-Gen Technologies & Strategies conference as a free digital event over two half days in late April.

Canada plots Quebec broadband stimulus

Federal and provincial governments plan to spend C$826.3 million to extend broadband to nearly 150,000 unserved Quebec households by September 2022.

Biden's $100B broadband plan raises four big questions

Who will benefit from Biden's broadband plan? Should broadband be considered a utility? And what even is broadband? The answers to these questions could have major implications.

Starlink's threat to wired broadband 'minimal' – analyst

But SpaceX's satellite broadband service is poised to be a 'game-changer' for rural US coverage and in position to pursue a much larger global market, according to MoffettNathanson's Craig Moffett.

Prepping for PON and puns at Cable Next-Gen

Alan Breznick and Tien Fu trade their absolutely worst puns about cable as Light Reading gears up for our 14th edition of Cable Next-Gen Technologies & Strategies later this month.

The nature of upstream network usage has likely changed forever, OpenVault says

Upstream traffic surged 63% in 2020 during a pandemic-marked year that forced people to work and study from home and altered the period of the day that saw peak network usage.

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