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Cisco rises on supply chain victories, but worries remain

Cisco expects its fiscal year 2023 revenues to grow between 4% and 6%, above most analyst expectations of 3% growth. However, the company continues to struggle in areas including increasing software sales.

US cable snapped up nearly half of net wireless adds in Q2

Continuing its steady rise in wireless, the US cable industry snared about 49.2% of industry net adds in Q2 2022, ending the period with more than 9.1 million mobile lines in service, according to MoffettNathanson.

Nova Labs acquires FreedomFi for Helium 5G

Nova Labs, the company behind the Helium network, is buying FreedomFi. FreedomFi supplies 4G LTE radios for the Helium network and hopes to begin selling 5G NR radios by next year.

Rural ISPs struggling to meet FCC mapping deadline

Small ISPs are scrambling to meet a September 1 deadline to submit coverage data to the FCC, or risk being locked out of the $42.5 billion BEAD program.

MediaTek boasts 'milestone' in enabling 5G from space

Chipmaker carried out a trial that it says showcases the possibility to support satellite communications with commercial 5G smartphones.

Eurobites: Virgin Media spreads Irish fiber tentacles with SIRO

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Cloud's riding high, says Colt; ITV lands NFL deal; Telkom streamlines business loans.

Lumen brings virtual machines to the edge

Lumen Edge Virtual Machines are designed for edge applications such as processing data from IoT sensors and supporting AI, ML and robotics applications.

Extending transport automation to the cloud

Results from Heavy Reading's Open, Automated & Programmable Transport Networks Market Leadership Survey indicate that automating transport has its own set of challenges, but new cloud-based models are emerging. #sponsored

Macau 5G licenses attract tepid interest

Macau's 5G licensing process, one of the last in Asia, has been met with tepid interest from operators, with just two bidding for four licenses.

Mavenir gets $95M, but faces a tightening financial situation

Mavenir scored another $95 million in funding, but the company is pursuing a strategy that is 'producing very low profitability, negative free cash flows and high leverage,' according to Moody's.

Cable industry invests in a smarter power grid

The US is moving toward a smarter grid, supported by efforts such as the cable industry's SCTE 267 standard.

With hacks on the rise, Microsoft looks to secure open RAN

Cisco, AT&T and Twilio are among the latest companies at the center of hacking attacks. Amid those developments, Microsoft said its Azure cloud can help secure open RAN networks.

The Buildout: Kinetic in Kentucky, Meta's Cleveland collab, Charter completes $3M CARES Act build

This week in broadband builds: Charter goes live with RDOF and CARES Act builds; Meta supports DigitalC FWA; Cisco gets in on Neighborhood Wi-Fi; Kinetic and Conexon build in Kentucky; Brightspeed in Arkansas; Glo Fiber in Pennsylvania.

Infinera CEO David Heard talks chips (and sciences)

Infinera CEO David Heard said that the US is doing the right thing by committing billions of dollars to semiconductor research and manufacturing. Since chips are such a big part of the price of the end product and the speed of product innovation, Heard said the recently passed CHIPS and Sciences Act could be a watershed moment in optical networking.

Eurobites: Britain's couch potatoes sliced and diced

…by Ofcom, that is. Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: former regulator bigwig joins MTN; CityFibre heads to Hastings; Virgin Media's Scottish rejig.

White boxes and green money: DriveNets raises another $262M

The networking company building 'cloud-like' infrastructure for telcos and hyperscalers has raised a $262 million Series C funding round.

China telcos ride digital economy boom

The surging demand from Chinese businesses for digital transformation and industrial Internet services has become the chief growth driver for telcos.

Router/switch market propelled to $76B by 400G adoption

Global service provider router and switch market revenues are expected to reach $76 billion by 2026, a 2% compound annual growth rate (CAGR), said Dell'Oro Group

Walmart cuts deal to bundle Paramount+ with Walmart+

Amping up competition with Amazon Prime, the new deal enables Walmart+ to weave in the ad-supported "Essential" tier of Paramount+. The pact also provides a fresh distribution channel for Paramount+.

FCC starts coveting Big Tech's big piggy bank

For the first time, the FCC has indicated a willingness to consider a fee on Big Tech to pay for telecom services. But the agency is looking for Congressional approval for such a move first.

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