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Iger shoots down Disney-Apple deal rumor – reports

In his return as Disney's CEO, Iger reportedly told employees that rumors about Disney selling to Apple are 'pure speculation' but confirmed that the company's hiring freeze will remain in place.

FCC adopts annual data collection rules for ACP

The FCC set final rules on what ISPs participating in the Affordable Connectivity Program are required to report, including precise pricing data, service plan characteristics and more.

iPhone Pro shipments to fall 6M on China factory unrest – report

With turmoil at Foxconn plant continuing, Apple still unclear on full impact on iPhone Pro production.

6G spectrum: A game of centimeters

Early buzz around 5G and 6G centered on highband spectrum in the mmWave and THz bands, but now vendors like Ericsson and Nokia have pegged 7GHz to 20GHz as the 'midband' for 6G.

December in New York: Time to talk 5G transport

Heavy Reading's Sterling Perrin cheers the return of a special 5G-focused optical networking event to New York City on December 6. #sponsored

Eurobites: Vodafone, Deutsche Glasfaser agree wholesale fiber deal

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT looks to merge units to save costs; Nokia opens 5G/6G R&D center in Portugal; cyber-extortion on the rise in Europe.

Indian telcos explore price rises

India's Airtel is raising mobile prices in two circles and its move could trigger increases by rivals across the country.

US aims star-spangled boot at Huawei's bruised body

The latest American rules against Chinese firms are another sign of globalization's demise in the technology sector.

AT&T quietly updates 5G coverage info amid mapping madness

AT&T updated its online coverage maps to show where it's offering midband 5G services. The operator hopes to cover around 100 million people with its midband network by the end of this year.

Downsized VEON looks beyond Russia for growth

Sale of Russian operations via an MBO will halve the group's annual revenues based on 2021 figures.

Eurobites: Openreach hits back at fiber go-slow claims

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT's Allera wants to share the social tariff burden; 5G in emerging markets; Orange, 1&1 strike roaming deal.

Towerco consolidation would show up huge conflicts of interest

Europe's biggest operators are selling tower services to the same companies they compete against in the consumer-facing market.

Tata in push to be India's first major telecom vendor

The Indian conglomerate thinks it can be an end-to-end vendor of telecom products, but so do many others.

In a first, China hands out 5G spectrum to aircraft-maker

Comac becomes first enterprise to acquire its own 5G spectrum – but it's unlikely to open the gate to more allocations.

What the rise of the robots means for BT

In a muddy corner of England, the UK's telecom incumbent is plotting its future in a world of drone-filled skies and farming robots.

Eurobites: BICS bigs up 5G SA roaming breakthrough

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Du virtualizes with Nokia; JSC Ingenium opts for Enea's DPI software; Microsoft goes green for Irish data centers.

Netherlands plots ways to close stubborn fiber gap

The Netherlands is stepping up efforts to connect 19,000 addresses at a cost that recent EU estimates put at up to €100,000 per household.

The Buildout: Comcast Business invests $3M in Virginia, NTIA awards $225M for tribal broadband

This week in broadband builds: Comcast Business expands in Virginia, NTIA awards $225 million for tribal broadband, Wave 7 progress in North Carolina, TDS Telecom in Wisconsin – and more.

Connecticut AG takes aim at Altice USA

State Attorney General William Tong has opened an investigation into the cable provider after 'nearly 500 complaints' about slow broadband speeds, hidden fees and poor technical support.

DOCSIS 4.0 CPE costs won't break the bank – Liberty Global CTO

Liberty Global's Enrique Rodriguez says the costs for D4.0 gateways won't exceed the costs of today's D3.1 gear. He also outlined how FTTP and DOCSIS 4.0 will fit into the company's network evolution plan.

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