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.
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 high-profile new partnership with Nvidia can be traced to its early enthusiasm over GPU role in vRAN.
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.
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.'
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 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.
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.
With its Graviton processors, AWS is working with Nokia and other software companies to provide an architectural choice for telcos.
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.
Latest Arcep report points to slightly slower operator revenue and FTTH rollout and subscriber growth in 2022.
Tied into a broader expansion plan, Google Fiber has cut a deal to build a fiber network in Franklin, Tennessee. It'll be Google Fiber's second broadband market in the state.
'We have no radio manufacturing in China,' Mavenir wrote in response to questions from Light Reading. Other 5G equipment vendors made similar assurances, but the devil remains in the details.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Keysight and Nokia to test sub-Terahertz equipment for 6G; China Telecom to establish a quantum technology group; GSMA says progress on eliminating the gender mobile gap has stalled.
Banglalink has included a cyclone tracking feature in its MyBL app to help customers prepare for cyclone, with cyclone Mocha being the first to test it.
A set-top from ADTH powered by software from Tolka is the first certified 'NextGenTV' upgrade box. Additional set-tops supporting the new ATSC 3.0 standard are in the works.
Omdia's Fernando Montenegro joins the podcast to discuss recent security trends such as the increased use of AI for cybersecurity. He also shares how security teams are improving their response times to threats and growth of the use of SASE services.
The good news is there are many ways to deliver brilliant indoor 5G networks to industrial venues, campus networks and all manner of commercial and public buildings.
US cable's nearly 12 million mobile lines still represents 'little more than a rounding error' in the wireless market, but cable is 'crowding out the growth available to the Big Three,' said MoffettNathanson.
In a blog post following the FCC's map release, the NTIA said it is still 'on track' to make BEAD allocations by June 30.