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Former FCC Commissioner: ACP should be extended but modified

Michael O'Rielly, former FCC Commissioner, defended the need for Congress to fund the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) but suggested limiting eligibility.

Eurobites: UK government finds £7M for rural connectivity trials

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: OneWeb launches maritime service; Zain wants to get greener with Ericsson; Three UK and Jola strike business SIMs deal.

Amdocs tempts telcos with generative AI support

Amdocs says amAIz will enable telcos to 'benefit from the immense potential of generative AI.'

What's gone wrong with India's fab unit plans?

All applicants to the government's $10 billion plan to set up a fab unit in India are struggling to find a technology partner.

Apple places next big bet on a different kind of reality

The iPhone maker signals its next big move as it unveils the Vision Pro mixed reality headset, although the new device comes with a hefty price tag.

How would 'fair contribution' work? It wouldn't

Big Telco in Europe thinks Big Tech from the US should pay for network usage, but it shows a cluelessness on the practicalities.

Quantifying network energy and sustainability

At least six main industry organizations have different ways of measuring energy efficiency and sustainability in the telecom space. Which ones are you watching?

More doubt cast on reported Amazon mobile talks

AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon have already denied they are in mobile discussions with Amazon, but analysts have weighed in to explain why such a deal doesn't add up for all sides.

Charter taps Nokia for targeted 5G network deployment

Charter will use Nokia's 'AirScale' gear, including strand-mounted CBRS radios, for the operator's targeted 5G network deployment. Nokia says it marks its first 'large-scale' wireless 5G deal in the cable sector.

eSIM adoption hits inflection point, says Counterpoint

Over 6 million eSIM and iSIM devices will be shipped in the next five years as Counterpoint says the market has reached a high-growth phase.

The Divide: IEEE's David Witkowski on LEO's scalability challenges

This week: IEEE Senior Member David Witkowski on developments and challenges in the low-Earth orbit (LEO) satellite space and what role LEO connectivity can play in closing broadband gaps.

As users leak to Starlink, NBN Co weighs future satellite options

One expert calls for strategic investment in OneWeb as lower-risk option for remote broadband.

Nvidia GPU pitch to telcos is far from perfect

The chipmaker's two-for-one AI and virtual RAN deal is unlikely to make sense to operators outside the most densely populated and fiber-rich cities.

Eurobites: German antitrust agency probes Vantage's 1&1 site delays

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: WHO adopts EU's digital approach to health threats; Deutsche Telekom does more on blockchain; FAST forward for video streaming.

China bristles over proposed Huawei 5G ban in Portugal

Portugal's cybersecurity council puts forward a resolution that could exclude Huawei et al from 5G networks. China isn't happy.

Another cable operator switches off cable TV

Montana's Mid-Rivers Communications is joining a small but growing group of operators that is dropping its own pay-TV services and ceding it all to streaming.

What's the Story? TXO takes on tenuous supply chain and equipment incumbents

Light Reading's Tereza Krásová joins the podcast to discuss TXO System's role in the 'circular economy.' We discuss the economic and environmental reverberations an increased demand for repaired and refurbished equipment in the telecom industry could create.

Amazon talking to carriers about cheap (or free) mobile service for Prime subs – report

Dish shares spiked Friday following a Bloomberg report that Dish is among the mobile operators negotiating with Amazon. Update: AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon deny they are in such discussions.

The Buildout: Charter, Conexon, Comcast win Florida broadband grants

This week in broadband builds: Charter wins $14.4 million in Florida; Treasury Department approves $151.5 million for Mississippi broadband; Ziply announces service launches – and more.

NTT Docomo promises 'competitive' open RAN 5G product by year-end

Docomo is hoping to build a global open RAN business with pre-tested 5G gear under its new Orex brand.

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