Light Reading editors discuss orange skies over NYC, plus the future of the Affordable Connectivity Program, thoughts on Ciena's Vectors event, Apple's Vision Pro, CableLabs' DOCSIS 4.0 modem certification program and more.
New DOCSIS 4.0 modems will be capable of accelerating downstream speeds on existing DOCSIS 3.1 systems while operators push ahead with DOCSIS 4.0 network upgrades.
Heavy Reading's 5G Orchestration and Service Assurance Market Leadership Program (MLP) survey results indicate that mobile service providers are taking important steps in their journey to monetize 5G services.
A day after the event, China Telecom is still unable to explain why its network went down for five hours in China's wealthiest province.
This week in broadband builds: West Virginia awards over $18 million, Block Island launches BroadbandBI, Spectrum expands in Ohio and more.
India's MTNL has been recording losses for several years now and the government seems to have decided to shut down operations instead of merging with BSNL.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Parisians can stream the French Open on their phones via 5G – for free; BT talks network sustainability; World Bank invests in Safaricom Ethiopia's 4G and 5G networks.
In the year since the takeover, UnaBiz CEO Henri Bong has been slashing costs, shredding the old business model and eyeing convergence with other IoT technologies.
Japanese vendor Fujitsu acknowledges open RAN equipment is still struggling for commercial credibility.
Lynk Global has secured two new MNO partners in New Zealand as it seeks investment to grow satellite fleet and improve coverage reliability.
The WSJ says Amazon is in early talks to develop an ad-supported tier for Prime Video, a streaming service already included in Amazon Prime subscriptions and sold standalone for $8.99 per month.
UK mobile operator EE indicates that hundreds more small cells are to be rolled out in the coming months while 5G small cell trials are also in progress.
Cable modem vendors can submit DOCSIS 4.0-based products to CableLabs starting June 26. With fees starting at $209,000, CableLabs is prepared to test modems supporting the FDD and FDX options of the specs.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT boss stuck on £1.1 million a year; Deutsche Telekom hooks up with Ivanti; Sparkle lands in Libya.
AT&T and T-Mobile topped the ACSI's latest customer satisfaction survey. Overall satisfaction of ISPs rose 6%, but still scored at the bottom of the barrel when compared to other industries.
Analysts are unsure if the company's backlog, much bigger than usual, is shrinking because of economic problems or supply chain improvements.
Japan operator believes midband and sub-THz also will be essential to support dense 6G networks.
US housing move activity in May 2023 dipped 18% year-over-year, well below the drop-offs seen earlier in the year, Evercore ISI found in its latest analysis.
Sources cited by Reuters say a long-rumored merger between Vodafone and Three UK owner Hutchison is imminent, with an announcement to be made by early next week.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Breton highlights investment gap; Liberty Global's Telenet bid makes progress; Du deploys Nokia's fixed wireless tech.