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Eurobites: 5G leaves (some) Brits unimpressed

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom ups the fiber ante; BT gets digital with manufacturing; OneWeb spreads its wings in Bulgaria.

NBN Co’s losses expected to reach $17B in 2040

The Australian broadband wholesaler also repudiates the costly and unreliable copper technology it has been forced to work with for the past decade.

Evoca TV 'making good progress' on funding, CEO says

Facing a possible shutdown at year-end, Evoca TV is in funding talks with a mix of private equity investors, broadcasters, content companies and sports team owners, says CEO Todd Achilles.

5G location tracking company PoLTE closes doors

PoLTE raised an initial $6 million in funding in 2017 and another $12.5 million in 2019. The company reportedly discontinued services in September.

The Buildout: Frontier hits 5M with fiber, NTIA awards $73M for tribal broadband

This week in broadband builds: Frontier reaches 5 million with fiber network, NTIA awards tribal broadband grants, Spectrum's RDOF build live in parts of Wisconsin – and more.

Altice USA cans plan to sell Suddenlink

Altice USA's board has decided to hold onto Suddenlink, the cable network and service assets primarily focused on rural parts of the US.

Could 5G ruin the night sky?

Scientists are warning that AST SpaceMobile's newest satellite "is now one of the brightest objects in the night sky," which could compromise astronomers' work.

Streaming subscription cancellations rose in Q3 – study

Antenna's latest report shines the light on rising churn levels among several of the top premium subscription streaming services.

How Orange is coping with a data tsunami and energy crisis

The French telco incumbent has turned off the heating, switched off the lights and invested in the most energy-efficient tech it can find.

Eurobites: UK eyes Starlink solution to problem of the unconnected

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Turkcell's lawsuit against MTN is dismissed; Nokia lands DCI deal with AtNorth; Ofcom probes mid-contract price rises.

Charting the path forward for 400G+ coherent optics

Heavy Reading’s Sterling Perrin highlights more key findings from the 2022 Coherent Optics Survey, focusing on operator preferences for coherent pluggable optics and integration challenges.

Telcos gain market share in China's big cloud shift

China's cloud market is shifting away from Internet players to legacy industry, with telcos picking up market share.

Deutsche Telekom hits open RAN delays – sources

The prospect of a big commercial deployment next year is receding amid industry concerns about systems integration.

How Asian telcos took on saturated markets with 5G – and lost

It seemed like a good idea at the time, but three new Asian operators are fighting for survival after entering heavily-served markets.

Evoca TV shut down looms if it can't raise more cash

Evoca TV, a pay-TV service delivered via over-the-air signals and Internet streaming in a handful of US markets, says it will cease operations this year if it can't raise more capital.

Demand strains SpaceX's Starlink network

Starlink's download speeds dropped 14% in Canada and 17% in the US from the second to third quarter of 2022, according to Ookla. 'Perhaps a victim of their own success,' says Ookla's Josh Fomon.

Disney nabs rest of BAMTech streaming company for $900M

Disney has snapped up Major League Baseball's remaining 15% stake in BAMTech, a company that delivers Disney+ and other Disney-owned streaming services.

Ericsson sees wider benefits of India's FWA ambitions

The latest Ericsson Mobility Report has upgraded growth forecasts for FWA based in part on deployment in populous markets such as India.

Time warp could cause millions of old 'PowerKEY' set-tops to go on the blink

Set-tops with security rooted to the days of Scientific-Atlanta will 'time out' and become inoperable in late 2024 due to an internal clock issue. But suppliers such as Vantiva and Adara are developing remedies.

Xcom's promise to Globalstar: To make '10 MHz of spectrum look like 50 MHz'

'Paul [Jacobs, CEO of Xcom] asserts his company can make 10 MHz of spectrum look like 50 MHz, enabling greater data throughput,' according to the financial analysts at B. Riley Securities.

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