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Biden's leadership vacuum may hamstring US spectrum strategy

'We need a national spectrum strategy,' concluded Gina Raimondo, President Biden's Secretary of Commerce. However, Biden still has not named leadership for the FCC and the NTIA.

New silicon may speed up open RAN and spoil Intel party

Inline accelerators could inject some much-needed competition into the open RAN market, if their backers can build support.

AT&T's fiber expansion could reach beyond 30 million locations

The only thing that stands in the way of expanding AT&T's fiber buildout target in the coming years is 'execution and performance,' says AT&T CEO John Stankey.

Verizon's CEO acknowledges supply chain, labor constraints

Verizon's Hans Vestberg said it's a 'tougher labor market there' in retail, due to the ongoing pandemic. He also acknowledged 'there are some challenges in the supply chain.'

US government of two minds over blacklisting Honor

Huawei's spin-off Honor is perplexing US security agencies, who are split over whether to include it in America's export blacklist.

Altice France to gain 530,000 clients through Coriolis buy

Patrick Drahi-owned operator to buy the smaller telecoms player for a total of €415 million.

Ericsson CEO signals new direct approach to enterprise

The Swedish vendor will cater directly to companies that own spectrum and have no wish to involve operators.

SCTE clears way for standardized network nodes

The cable industry's standards-making body has blessed the enclosure specs for the Generic Access Platform (GAP), as well as the specs for interoperable service modules that will snap into the next-gen nodes.

Cisco siphons $20M into Rural Broadband Innovation Center

The $20 million Center was launched in mid-June under the umbrella of Cisco's Country Digital Acceleration program, and will focus on delivering high-speed Internet access to rural areas to lessen the digital divide.

Eurobites: 5G is good for you, insists ETNO

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telkom pursues separate SA listing for towers subsidiary; Ericsson weighs in with lighter radio; Netflix launches free service in Kenya, but only on Android mobiles.

Open RAN is following the script

Despite early criticism, vendors may eventually be tripping over each other to sell open RAN products.

Nokia's FP5 chip taps into security and energy fears

The successor to the ballyhooed FP4 promises a lot more power efficiency and defense against cybercrime.

Nokia, Ericsson start winning Huawei replacement deals

Viaero said it would cost $300 million to replace Huawei's equipment in its network. Union Wireless put that figure at $110 million. Now, Nokia and Ericsson are sweeping up those deals.

Recalibrating valuations in the private wireless industry

A utility provider covering Kansas and Missouri just announced plans to deploy its own private wireless LTE network, and it's spending $30 million on the spectrum licenses alone.

Roku rolls new products and OS as streaming competition stays hot

Roku's refreshed product lineup includes a pair of more powerful streaming sticks and an update to an operating system that underpins the company's fast-growing Platforms business.

Light Reading Recap: Week ending Sept. 17

Last week's telecom news highlights included a look at the wild valuation ride of social media and messaging platform Discord as it recently rejected a $12 billion takeover bid and then a $500 million funding round. We also review the latest info on 3G network shutdown dates for the big US carriers.

Starlink to exit beta, as EU eyes OneWeb stake

The EU eyes a stake in UK-backed OneWeb, just as its satellite broadband rival Starlink says it will emerge from 'Better Than Nothing Beta' next month.

AT&T begins testing Ericsson, Nokia kit ahead of Andromeda auction

AT&T is widely expected to dominate the Andromeda auction, though it's unclear how much money AT&T might dole out during the event, which is scheduled to start in October.

Eurobites: Virgin picks Plume for 'smart home' services push in UK

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange turns to Ericsson for mobile money boost; Vodafone, ITU combine on mobile Internet initiative in Africa and beyond; BT's emissions target moves closer.

Who should pay for the bridge across the digital divide?

Two new studies conclude that the US government's Universal Service Fund (USF) is in need of change. But they differ on whether ISPs or Big Tech should fix the situation.

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