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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.

Amazon's cloud and ads rocket even as growth slows

Amazon's rocketing growth has come down to earth as people leave home, but its AWS and ads businesses are climbing sky-high.

Huawei, once a 5G leader, can't offer 5G in its newest phones

Huawei's new smartphones won't have 5G. Instead, they will use Qualcomm chips to connect to 4G networks. It's a shocking turnabout for a company that was just last year the world's biggest smartphone vendor.

Liberty Global Q2 slowdown in customer net add

Strides made in revenue and adjusted EBITDA. Iliad submits a non-binding offer for UPC Poland.

Xavier Niel launches bid to take Iliad private

French billionaire pursues his goal of becoming a leading telecoms player in Europe with a €3.1 billion offer.

Broadband pace slows at Charter year-over-year, but still beats estimates

Overall cable sales activity decelerated in Q2 2021, but Charter still managed to deliver another 400,000 broadband subs and tack on another 265,000 mobile lines in the period.

Telefónica back to black between firesales, fiber

Telefónica sees net debt dip 30% between tower sales and O2-Virgin. Latin America suggests it can actually earn money, not just sell family silver.

WiCipedia: What's it like being the only girl in STEM class?

This week in our WiC roundup: Nearly half of women feel they are overlooked for promotions; there's a new CEO in robot-land; and what it's like being the only girl in class.

T-Mobile execs won't sweat losses to AT&T, Dish

AT&T outpaced T-Mobile in postpaid customer additions, and Dish Network plans to shift its business away from T-Mobile. But in response, T-Mobile raised its customer and financial growth expectations.

Samsung boosts income 73% on higher chip prices, demand

Samsung Electronics has ridden the chip shortage to deliver boost earnings and revenue despite a fall in handset sales.

BT shares slide on Q1 dip, heated broadband rivalry

The UK incumbent nonetheless continues to make quiet progress in trimming costs.

Facebook sees 56% growth but fears regulators, iOS

Facebook recorded its fastest growth in five years, but iOS has yet to bite, and politicians increasingly blame it for vaccine misinformation.

Could Inmarsat offer the world's best private 5G network?

Under a plan crafted by Nokia's former CEO, satellite provider Inmarsat plans to come down to Earth and build terrestrial, private 5G networks in places like ports, straits and airports.

Podcast: NTT tracks Kaseya ransomware attack

The Kaseya ransomware attack is the latest in a trend of bad actors working together to target the supply chain.

Peacock's global streaming strategy takes flight with Sky

Comcast and NBCU execs insist that the relatively new streaming service can scale up and succeed without M&A, but left the door open to partnerships that can push global distribution.

Orange hails stronger Q2 amid fiber splurge

Spain remains the group's problem child in Q2, as group revenue growth accelerates and core profits stabilize further.

Congress may ask for 100Mbit/s download speeds in 'underserved' areas

The draft of the broadband section of the new infrastructure bill seems to show that Congress is gently moving the goalposts on what qualifies as an adequately served broadband community.

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