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Shaw's wireless biz waxes as wireline wanes

Extending a theme that has taken hold at the Canadian company in recent quarters, Shaw's cable pay-TV and broadband business continued to shed subscribers in fiscal Q2 as its mobile business gained more ground.

Cable ops to be 'surgical' with latest Wi-Fi tech

Wi-Fi 6E will eventually reach the masses, but cable operators will likely use the technology early on targeted, app-driven situations for wireless set-tops, cloud gaming services and in Wi-Fi-constrained MDU environments.

Verizon's other network buildout focuses on location tech

Verizon's new hyper-sensitive location service relies on several dozen Real Time Kinematics (RTK) reference stations the operator has constructed across the US.

SKT to spin off its non-telecom businesses

SK Telecom is to spin off its non-core businesses to maximize the value of its chip and digital services investments.

Podcast: The Divide – David Gilford on local priorities for federal broadband funds

This week, David Gilford, co-founder of the Broadband Equity Partnership, on what local government and nonprofit broadband leaders need from a national broadband stimulus.

Telefónica incubator Wayra turns ten

The acceleration program has so far helped nurture 800 startups of which 250 have worked directly with the Spanish telco.

It's boom time for TSMC, but the chips are down for everyone else

The Taiwanese foundry is struggling to keep up with demand for chips, partly because there are so few alternatives for its customers.

Ubiquiti's latest hack highlights troubled security path for operators

Vendor Ubiquiti reportedly suffered a 'catastrophic' security breach. 'Their security aligns with the overall nature of their equipment, relatively cheap and flimsy,' said a former Ubiquiti customer.

Airtel revamps structure to focus on India's digital opportunity

India's second-largest service provider by subscribers, Bharti Airtel, has announced a new organizational structure to focus on the digital business.

Comcast gets aggressive with unlimited mobile 5G pricing

Subs can reduce the price on Xfinity Mobile unlimited plans as they add lines, down to as low as $30/month in four-line packages. Comcast's previous, more static unlimited plan fetched $45 per month per line.

Eurobites: Swisscom calls time on 2G

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Cosmote to shut down 3G services; MTS switches on 5G in Moscow with Huawei; Liberty Global trials Teleste's DAA in UK.

Titans told to toe the line in China's tech crackdown

Meituan, ByteDance, and JD.com promise to behave, as China's market watchdog, fresh from fining Alibaba $2.8 billion, now calls in 34 other tech giants.

RootMetrics 5G report puts AT&T in first place

New testing shows T-Mobile provided the best 5G availability in a number of US cities, while AT&T provided superior 5G download speeds and reliability.

Masergy amps up AIOps service for enterprises

Providing a clear picture of network and application performance and the ability to make real-time changes is particularly useful to SMBs that often face budget constraints and have less in-house IT and cybersecurity staff than larger enterprises.

Analysts tamp down hopes for edge computing proliferation

5G players ranging from American Tower to T-Mobile are investing in edge computing sites. However, a new report 'informed by the speed of light' raises questions about the parameters of the opportunity.

Biden's broadband bill could torpedo a DirecTV-Dish combo – analyst

Proposed bill that earmarks $100 billion for rural broadband could help merger clear the DoJ, but it would also eliminate a 'critical backstop' for the satellite TV industry, MoffettNathanson's Craig Moffett says.

Italy ups EU fund allocation on broadband, 5G – report

Italy's new government diverts an extra $3 billion from the EU COVID-19 recovery fund to ultrafast infrastructure.

Here's how AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile slice and dice 5G plans and pricing

All of the big US network operators are working to get customers to subscribe to their expensive service plans, but the details of their 5G pricing strategies highlight their divergent network positions.

Huawei promises to share driving in its new smart car business

If there's one thing we've learned from Huawei's annual analyst event this week it is that it's definitely not building its own car – right?

Plex raises $50M to fuel streaming expansion

With a mission to become a 'one-stop shop' for streaming media and plans to tie in a bigger mix of major streaming services, new chairman views Plex as 'the cable company of the future.'

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