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China sidelines foreign vendors in giant 5G tenders

Foreign vendors have again been sidelined in China's latest blockbuster 5G tender.

Is Shentel offering a blueprint for the future of broadband?

Shentel has historically been a cable and mobile provider, but is now transitioning into a fiber and fixed wireless network operator. It plans to more than double its coverage footprint in the process.

Cybersecurity firm blames China for attacks on Asian telcos

Cybereason says 'multiple threat actors' from China have infiltrated carriers in Southeast Asia. Some attacks, say the cybersecurity firm, go back to 2017.

Whatever Huawei did, the case against Meng looks spiteful

Huawei's chief financial officer is back in a Canadian courtroom this week and her extradition case could run for years.

Orange sets sail with SES

The two partners expand their existing collaboration to provide satellite services to the maritime industry.

Harmonic poised to pass Cisco in CMTS market share, CEO says

Fueled by expanding deployments of its cloud native 'CableOS' platform, Harmonic believes it will soon only trail CommScope in the CMTS market.

What lies ahead for India's Vodafone Idea?

Recent judgment rejecting telcos' appeal to rework the Adjusted Gross Revenue (AGR) dues again puts a question mark over Vodafone Idea's survival in India.

DirecTV separates from AT&T, unveils 'DirecTV Stream' brand

The new DirecTV represents the former AT&T US and Puerto Rico video unit covering satellite, streaming and IPTV services, but not HBO Max, which is staying with AT&T's WarnerMedia unit.

Broadband bill gets closer – here are the takeaways

The Senate is now scheduled to debate legislation that would set aside $65 billion for broadband in the US. Here are six takeaways from the newest version of this proposal.

Dish Network to launch new wireless postpaid brand next year

AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile are all encouraging their prepaid customers to sign up for more profitable postpaid services. Dish's forthcoming postpaid brand is 'a huge opportunity for us to do the same.'

Hong Kong aims for $160M in Asia's 5G spectrum wave

Hong Kong is aiming to raise at least HK$1.24 billion ($159.5 million) from a 5G spectrum auction across five different bands.

Zoom to stump up $85M for zoombombing and user privacy

Video conferencing specialist agrees to a settlement, but denies wrongdoing.

Podcast: Clearfield CEO Cheri Beranek on the growth of 'community' broadband

Clearfield CEO Cheri Beranek joins the podcast to talk about how she's helped build a company that keeps growing as more and more community broadband providers deploy fiber.

Arianespace orbits big sats for Embratel, Eutelsat

Arianespace launches big telco sats for Embratel and Eutselsat, including a reconfigurable telco satellite. But can it keep competing with SpaceX?

Consolidated expands fiber and gigabit rollout

Competitive broadband provider extended fiber-fueled 1-Gig service to 122,000 more homes and small businesses in the first half of 2021 and plans to more than double its reach to 300,000 locations by year-end.

DOCSIS isn't dead in the UK, Liberty Global CEO says

DOCSIS will be part of the UK network 'for a long time to come,' says Mike Fries. Meanwhile, Liberty Global will take multiple paths to 10-Gig in Europe that include FTTP, DOCSIS 4.0 and wholesale partnerships, he says.

Equinix scores $1.7 billion in Q2 revenue plus Fortune 500 status

The data center specialist expects total revenues for 2021 to range between $6.6 and $6.7 billion, a 10% to 11% increase since 2020.

Bell, Rogers and Telus nab Canada's midband 5G spectrum

The auction made roughly 200MHz of spectrum available, but 50MHz was reserved for smaller bidders. Rogers doled out the largest amount of cash, with total bids of around $2.6 billion.

Podcast: Gary Bolton on training the next wave of fiber techs

Gary Bolton, president and CEO of the Fiber Broadband Association, discusses the newly launched Optical Telecom Installation Certification (OpTIC) program, a new training and certification curriculum for fiber techs in North America.

Casa Systems says cable network upgrade activity is heating up

Not all of that action showed up in the Q2 numbers, but Casa is seeing operator interest head toward next-gen projects such as distributed access architectures, virtual CCAPs and 'high-split' upstream upgrades.

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