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Telecom Italia loses game of fiber monopoly to EU

Italian operator's share price falls sharply after Italy's prime minister is reported to have shot down its plans to merge with Open Fiber.

Lumen puts copper biz on the auction block...again

'If we find transactions that are positive to shareholders, we won't hesitate to move forward,' said CEO Jeff Storey. But some analysts aren't so sure that's going to actually happen.

WOM Colombia sets sail with Whale Cloud BSS

Colombia's fourth mobile operator is said to be aiming for a 25% market share in five years.

Malaysia invites eight bids for 5G wholesale network

Malaysia gets cracking on its ambitious plan to build a single national 5G wholesale network – but government officials haven't explained who will pay.

Podcast: The Divide – Next Century Cities' Francella Ochillo on documenting local perspectives in broadband policy

This week: Francella Ochillo, executive director of Next Century Cities, on the challenges local communities face in having their voices represented in broadband policy making and deployment.

India may postpone 5G auction but clears trials

India's 5G spectrum (3.3-3.6GHz) auction may be pushed to the first quarter of 2022 due to the devastating second wave of COVID-19, according to reports.

ViacomCBS adds 6M streaming subs in Q1, extends total to 36M

Paid subscriber gains led by Paramount+, the super-sized streaming service that debuted on March 4 and succeeded CBS All Access.

Liberty Global sees Virgin gains ahead of O2 wedding

Having sold off so much of its European estate, the cable company needs a forthcoming UK marriage to work out.

Podcast – Nokia North America CTO: Standards and parity will save open RAN

Nokia North America CTO Mike Murphy examines the standards and parity challenges open RAN has to overcome to become a fully fledged technology.

Eurobites: Telecom Italia loses government support for single network plan

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Airspan to open lab in Slough; Three's revenue rises in Q1; Openreach trials digital migration in Suffolk.

Full speed ahead for low-latency DOCSIS

Extending beyond the need for raw speeds and feeds, reducing latencies could set up a 'revolutionary change' to the user's broadband experience, says CableLabs exec Matt Schmitt.

Counting the cost: How chip shortages are affecting telecom companies

Infinera, Apple, National Instruments and Viavi are among the companies that have reported financial troubles due to the ongoing global chipset shortage.

Who needs help with their math: Charlie Ergen or Mike Sievert?

T-Mobile counts around 900,000 Dish Network customers that will be affected by its CDMA plans. Dish puts that number closer to 4 million. The truth may lie elsewhere.

American Tower's latest deal shows towermania has yet to end

US towerco sells a stake in its European business and announces a public offering to raise funds for its takeover of Telxius.

CommScope takes another step toward DOCSIS 4.0

Supplier says a new, flexible distributed access architecture (DAA) product, which could play a role in future DOCSIS 4.0 networks, is ready for field deployments.

China reins in big tech as Telecom Law makes a comeback

China has fallen out of love with tech giants and is seeking new ways to punish them.

Musk's Starlink reports 500K orders on Star Wars Day

Elon Musk announces the Starlink satellite Internet service has 500,000 pre-orders, rocketing up from 10,000 in February.

Vodafone UK gets serious about automation with Ciena deal

The UK mobile operator believes the overhaul of its transport infrastructure will lead to cost savings and a competitive edge.

Facebook's Workplace boosted by home-working trend

The social network's business communication product hits 7 million paid subscribers, but it is still a minnow compared to Teams.

Eurobites: Nokia launches blockchain-powered data marketplace

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Echostar teams up with Semtech for satellite-based services; Slovak Telekom increases its capacity with Intelsat; BICS simplifies SIMs.

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