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Another cable operator switches off cable TV

Montana's Mid-Rivers Communications is joining a small but growing group of operators that is dropping its own pay-TV services and ceding it all to streaming.

What's the Story? TXO takes on tenuous supply chain and equipment incumbents

Light Reading's Tereza Krásová joins the podcast to discuss TXO System's role in the 'circular economy.' We discuss the economic and environmental reverberations an increased demand for repaired and refurbished equipment in the telecom industry could create.

Amazon talking to carriers about cheap (or free) mobile service for Prime subs – report

Dish shares spiked Friday following a Bloomberg report that Dish is among the mobile operators negotiating with Amazon. Update: AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon deny they are in such discussions.

The Buildout: Charter, Conexon, Comcast win Florida broadband grants

This week in broadband builds: Charter wins $14.4 million in Florida; Treasury Department approves $151.5 million for Mississippi broadband; Ziply announces service launches – and more.

NTT Docomo promises 'competitive' open RAN 5G product by year-end

Docomo is hoping to build a global open RAN business with pre-tested 5G gear under its new Orex brand.

The limits of openness

Telcos fanatical about virtualization and the avoidance of lock-in are ultimately facing disappointment.

Eurobites: Ericsson hopes to cash in on EU-US tech deal

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson and DT implement network slicing; Telefonica chairman takes over as Virgin Media O2 chair; Inmarsat Maritime launches satellite internet for coastal areas.

Better maps, measurement will aid broadband funding, ROI

Wireless 20/20 Senior Analyst Berge Ayvazian urges carriers to look at the ROI of fiber deployments when determining how to best connect underserved customers.

Nokia Bell Labs' Peter Vetter: 6G, the network with the sixth sense

Nokia's Peter Vetter joins the podcast to discuss challenges to deploying and reaping the benefits of 6G. He explains progress toward developing 6G standards and how 6G will fuse digital and physical environments.

Google Fiber won't 'directly' participate in government funding programs

Google Fiber is in expansion mode, but the unit apparently won't chase after funds set aside for BEAD and other rural-focused government subsidy programs. Or at least it won't pursue those dollars on its own.

France tackles 'anarchic' home fiber installations with new bill

The French Senate has just adopted a bill that aims to eliminate home fiber installation 'malfunctions' that 'poison the daily life of many French people.'

SoftBank's 5G collaboration with Nvidia reaps reward

SoftBank's high-profile new partnership with Nvidia can be traced to its early enthusiasm over GPU role in vRAN.

Eurobites: DT dabbles in blockchain as it bolsters German mobile network

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telia sings the praises of mmWave; Vodafone wishes to save electronic waste from landfill; IoT data trading predicted to rise.

Minority shareholder wants Consolidated to reject Searchlight, BCI bid

In a letter, the Consolidated shareholder said it is the 'wrong time to sell,' calling the bid an 'effort to bottom fish for our company.'

Charter to profit from network upgrades and expansions

New analysis of Charter's aggressive network upgrade and fiber-building plans envisions broadband sub growth, a jolt to broadband ARPU and a rise in the company's overall value.

American Tower and IBM take sustainability from the cloud to the edge

American Tower and IBM executives join the podcast to discuss how the tower company's acquisition of CoreSite has impacted its data center business, how the edge computing market is evolving, and why sustainability and energy consumption is a growing concern for both American Tower and IBM.

Exploring cable's urge to converge

CableLabs' Randy Levensalor explained how and why the cable industry is paving a path to wireline/wireless network service convergence, and some of the challenges that lie ahead.

AWS is on a mission to port open RAN to Arm and end x86 monopoly

With its Graviton processors, AWS is working with Nokia and other software companies to provide an architectural choice for telcos.

Airtel to take data center arm Nxtra to Africa

Indian telecom giant, Bharti Airtel, is all set to take its data center business, Nxtra to Africa with plans to build five big data centers in the continent.

France steers steady ship as FTTH rollout slows

Latest Arcep report points to slightly slower operator revenue and FTTH rollout and subscriber growth in 2022.

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