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As growth slows, 5G operators encourage 'step ups'

'All of the carriers see unlimited uptake and plan buy-ups within unlimited as key drivers of ARPA [average revenue per account] and service revenue growth,' wrote financial analysts at Cowen.

The Divide: How FibreONE is helping bring broadband infrastructure to rural Canada

This week, Tim Emoff, vice president of the telecom division at Sales Outsource Solutions, joins to discuss FibreONE: a coalition of telecom companies that have partnered to help deliver fiber infrastructure across rural Canada.

Cable's 'stable,' but could do better, new Rogers CEO says

Network expansion, upgrades and expanded use of fixed wireless access tech among initiatives underway as Rogers prepares to wrap merger with Shaw Communications.

China Unicom finally falls to the FCC with US market ban

Following rivals China Mobile and China Telecom, China's third-largest operator has fallen afoul of the FCC, banned from the US due to security concerns.

Intel Q4 is revenue record-breaker, but gross margins squeezed

CEO Gelsinger talks about 'unprecedented demand,' but continuing supply chain constraints and a trimmed EPS outlook are causes for concern.

Eurobites: Orange names new boss

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telia makes more of its tower assets; Eir forms new fiber entity with InfraVia; Nokia goes for AMD processors.

NEC waltzes off with Blue Danube to bolster 5G unit

Japanese tech giant buys US developer of beamforming technology that previously worked on 5G trials with AT&T.

CBRS isn't living up to expectations – Dell'Oro Group

Dell'Oro Group previously expected sales of CBRS-capable RAN equipment to hit 5% of the North American market by 2026. Now the firm believes it will account for less than 5% by 2026.

Calix reports continued growth amid supply chain struggles

In a letter to investors, CEO Carl Russo warned that supply chain constraints in 2022 will 'challenge our ability to grow as fast as we have the past two years.'

Peacock to double content spend to $3B in 2022, absorb steeper losses

Spending boost comes as NBCU looks to emphasize paid subscriber growth at Peacock. The premium streaming service ended the year with 24.5 million monthly active accounts and more than 9 million paid subs.

Comcast to boost footprint expansion as broadband growth slows

Meanwhile, Comcast's Xfinity Mobile business pulled in a record 312,000 mobile lines in Q4, expanding that total to almost 4 million.

10G, FARMSIS and the future of cable broadband

Phil McKinney, president and CEO of CableLabs, joins the Light Reading podcast to discuss where the cable industry is on the path to 10G and how CableLabs is stoking interest and innovation with its 10G Challenge.

Sigfox looks over and out with insolvency filing

The French startup has been mired in problems documented by Light Reading for years, and the pandemic seems to have finished it off.

Price tag to shutter AT&T's 3G network $380M

AT&T said it would be able to continue to support some 3G calls even after its network shutdown, thanks to a new deal with vendor Syniverse.

Samsung rides smartphone, chip sales to record Q4

South Korean tech giant increased operating profit by 53% and net income by 64% on the back of record sales of 76.57 trillion won ($63.7 billion).

AT&T has let go of 77,400 employees in just four years

A ruthless pursuit of $6 billion in cost savings and the divestment of underperforming media assets are rapidly shrinking the US telco.

Eurobites: Telia explores 'smart battery' technology for network efficiency

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: new TIM boss sets out his stall; Telefónica Tech checks its credentials; BT signs London Underground data center deal.

Japan's $440M plan to ensure subsea cable, data center diversity

The government will spend about 50 billion yen ($440 million) on subsea cable and data center decentralization for security and economic development reasons.

Airwaive Project nabs $3M for blockchain-powered network deployments

In its new funding announcement, Airwaive focused exclusively on the FWA applications of its technology.

Verizon's Nicki Palmer isn't afraid to fail

As women in the telecom industry work toward parity in representation, particularly in technical roles, they can't let fear get in the way of their career goals, said Palmer.

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