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Adara pitches MobiTV alternative

Claims its new 'myCatapulTVe' platform can deliver IP- and app-based video services to a wide range of streaming devices using a business model tailored for smaller, independent cable operators.

DZS adds cloud clout with RIFT buy

Acquisition, which forms the basis of a new 'DZS Cloud' unit, represents a 'big missing ingredient' for DZS as mobile and fixed networks become more disaggregated and distributed, CEO Charlie Vogt says.

T-Mobile to use 5G capacity to pry enterprise customers from AT&T, Verizon

T-Mobile's newest 5G services and pricing 'message that T-Mobile has ample network capacity, and is the place to go to actually use 5G,' wrote the financial analysts at Evercore.

Podcast: MNJ's COO on SD-WAN & MPLS market trends

Tune in to the podcast to hear from MNJ's COO Ben Niernberg on how the SD-WAN market is evolving, and how COVID-19 is impacting customer demand for unified communications services.

Cookies crumble: Google renounces ad tracking

Google said its Chrome browser will stop using cookies or alternative tools to track individual users' browsing, though it's not quite that simple.

5G will account for a third of Asia connections in 2025 – Omdia

And the new mobile service is already showing it can boost operator bottom line, says the analyst firm.

BT sale of Openreach stake likelier after Sunak's budget – bank

The UK telecom incumbent benefits from a tax 'super-deduction' that should make it look more attractive to investors.

FiberLight to use open RAN and 5G for RDOF deployment

FiberLight, a fiber provider across parts of Texas and elsewhere, plans to use its $1.7 million in RDOF cash to deploy a wireless network leveraging 5G and open RAN.

Going direct-to-consumer with a global reach critical to HBO Max's future

'By any measure, we have to start with that,' WarnerMedia CEO Jason Kilar says.

Verizon's 4G network one of the most congested in the world – analyst

A Rewheel study based on factors including macro cell site counts and customers' average data usage indicates Verizon, Jio and MTS operate networks that could be constrained.

Podcast – The Divide: WISPA's Claude Aiken on tech-neutral solutions

This week, Claude Aiken, president and CEO of WISPA, on the role of small providers in closing the digital divide and why solutions and policies need to be tech neutral.

Telefónica's Brazil biz scores fiber deal with CDPQ

Independent open-access wholesale operator, dubbed FiBrasil, set up in collaboration with Canada-based investment group.

Mentor Spotlight: This 'doctor' researches a cure for GPON vendor interoperability

In this Women in Comms Mentor Spotlight, GPONDoctor's Maria Alejandro shares her approach to the dilemma of vendor interoperability, how she's improved automating test procedures for her customers, and her professional advice for other women in technical positions.

Orange banks on new banking partner for Orange Bank

Stéphane Richard said Orange is seeking a new partner for its banking unit, but insists that the group is not ready to give up control.

Eurobites: Telia, Ericsson combine on 5G carrier aggregation in Norway

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: SFR plans job cuts; device maker OPPO sees Europe as land of opportunity; Zen goes all-in on CityFibre.

Open and disaggregated transport comes of age

SPONSORED: Findings from Heavy Reading's 'Open and Disaggregated Packet and Optical Networks Market Leadership Study' suggest 2021 is a milestone year for disaggregation in packet and optical transport networks.

Cable ops, Google seek CBRS-like framework for 3.45GHz auction

Comcast, Charter, Cox and Mediacom are part of a group concerned that modeling the 3.45GHz auction on rules similar to the C-band will greatly limit participation and innovative uses of the spectrum.

Nokia gains troops for 25G PON fight against 50G PON

AT&T becomes the most high-profile service provider member of the 25GS-PON MSA Group as skeptics question the need for the technology.

Comcast's next-gen network activity didn't slow down in 2020, exec says

Comcast's work tied to network virtualization and its use of AI and machine learning kept pace in a pandemic-fueled year that saw peak Internet traffic surge more than 50% in some markets.

Dish adds DraftKings to 'Hopper' boxes, tie-ins with Sling TV, Boost Mobile on deck

Meanwhile, FuboTV announced this week it will launch free-to-play predictive games in Q3 and follow in Q4 with the launch of an integrated sportsbook.

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