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Demand strains SpaceX's Starlink network

Starlink's download speeds dropped 14% in Canada and 17% in the US from the second to third quarter of 2022, according to Ookla. 'Perhaps a victim of their own success,' says Ookla's Josh Fomon.

Disney nabs rest of BAMTech streaming company for $900M

Disney has snapped up Major League Baseball's remaining 15% stake in BAMTech, a company that delivers Disney+ and other Disney-owned streaming services.

Ericsson sees wider benefits of India's FWA ambitions

The latest Ericsson Mobility Report has upgraded growth forecasts for FWA based in part on deployment in populous markets such as India.

Time warp could cause millions of old 'PowerKEY' set-tops to go on the blink

Set-tops with security rooted to the days of Scientific-Atlanta will 'time out' and become inoperable in late 2024 due to an internal clock issue. But suppliers such as Vantiva and Adara are developing remedies.

Xcom's promise to Globalstar: To make '10 MHz of spectrum look like 50 MHz'

'Paul [Jacobs, CEO of Xcom] asserts his company can make 10 MHz of spectrum look like 50 MHz, enabling greater data throughput,' according to the financial analysts at B. Riley Securities.

Group urges FCC to label anchor institutions as broadband serviceable locations

The Schools, Health & Libraries Broadband Coalition is urging the FCC to include community anchor institutions as broadband serviceable locations by default in the next version of its map.

Eurobites: Cost of Starlink devices rockets in Ukraine

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Proximus schedules 3G switch-off; Ericsson and Thales liberate eSIMs; Cellnex taps the power of aluminum.

Small can be beautiful in telco's B2B agenda

A new report from Beyond Now highlights how CSPs should change their way of thinking about SMEs.

Falling telco energy use at odds with the victim narrative

Some of Europe's biggest operators have counterintuitively managed to cut energy consumption in recent years despite all their complaints about rising costs.

Verizon could reverse customer losses in Q4

Frank Boulben, Verizon's chief revenue officer, recently presented at a Wells Fargo conference and said the operator is on track to report growth in its consumer postpaid net customer additions.

Boeing brings 5G and terrestrial tech to MEO satellites

Boeing's Ryan Reid explains how terrestrial telecom technologies are being utilized in the new O3b mPower satellites, which Boeing is manufacturing in partnership with satellite operator SES.

Former Comcast engineering exec Shane Portfolio heads to Charter

As SVP, network engineering and technology, Portfolio will oversee the architecture and engineering of Charter's core access network. Charter also upped two in its product/tech org: Gary Koerper and Mike Baldino.

T-Mobile signs on for DigitalBridge's MGM gamble

ExteNet, a DigitalBridge company, is building a massive network across more than two dozen properties for casino giant MGM. And now T-Mobile plans to use that network.

Verizon’s response to T-Mobile trash-talking: Just you wait

At Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Summit, Verizon VP Brian Mecum responded to T-mobile ads: 'That's their focus, good for them.' His focus seems to be on the big things in store for C-band.

The Divide: How Bluepeak is bringing broadband competition to overlooked cities

This week: Bluepeak's CCO Jeff Seidenfaden and subscriber Mike Podoll join to discuss the company's deployment in Altus, Oklahoma, and how the ISP is offering more broadband choice to overlooked cities.

Eurobites: Strike-hit BT reaches deal with unions over pay

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone gets edgy in Salford; Somalia issues first licensed spectrum; Norway bolsters subsea cable security.

Automated operations for 5G network slicing

Heavy Reading operator survey identifies end-to-end orchestration as a key requirement for 5G network slicing. #sponsored

No 6G, please, we're British Telecom

The UK telecom incumbent questions the need for another mobile generation when 5G has yet to find its mojo.

China well ahead on 5G private networks? Depends

Loose definitions help explain why the adoption of private 5G appears to be rocketing in China.

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.

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