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T-Mobile blinks, delays 3G CDMA shutdown by three months

T-Mobile said it now plans to shutter its 3G CDMA network by March 31, 2022, but complained that 'partners haven't followed through on their responsibility to help their customers.'

FTC report finds ISPs 'collect troves of personal data'

In response, the NCTA called the report 'a highly distorted view' of ISP data collection policies that inappropriately attempts to lump broadband providers into the same category as the Big Tech platforms.

Open RAN specs take another step forward

The O-RAN Alliance's new specs cover complex technologies, including non-real-time RAN Intelligent Controller architecture, RAN control, xhaul transport testing and open RAN security.

Ericsson's DoJ nightmare takes a new twist

Swedish vendor told it was slow to provide information relating to the US$1B payment agreement from 2019.

Sweden's Telia sees Q3 income drop 36%

Allison Kirkby's Telia sees its net income drop by 36% in the third quarter, as it sells towers and struggles through a restructuring.

5G specter still hangs over cable

Cable and mobile technologists view telco rollouts of 5G millimeter wave technology as potentially strong competition to cable broadband service, particularly in unserved and underserved areas.

AT&T uses Google Stadia to stream Batman game for free

AT&T again signaled its interest in cloud gaming, and cloud computing in general, by offering a Batman game for free to its customers using Google's Stadia infrastructure.

ADVA Q3 caught between ‘solid demand’ and supply chain squeeze

Optical networking supplier puts the blame of slimmer profit margins firmly at the door of the 'semiconductor crisis.'

Enterprise, not 5G, powers China Mobile, Unicom earnings growth

Chinese operators are the latest to report a healthy bump in earnings and revenue.

Roku-Google stalemate lives on as YouTube deadline looms

Access to the core YouTube app on 'new' Roku streaming devices is in jeopardy as a battle between Roku and Google nears the six month mark.

Intel: Chip shortage will extend to at least 2023

Intel sees shares fall as its PC chip business and margins shrink, but Gelsinger is betting big on spending its way to being a major-player foundry.

AT&T job cuts hit record 12K in recent quarter

The US operator is still slashing thousands of jobs as it tries to cut about $6 billion off its expenses.

US military spearheads private 5G for California first responders

The project has the potential to support 5G networks anywhere they're needed, 'all while outside the range of existing cellular networks,' according to the DoD.

Verizon SVP Debika Bhattacharya on the credibility conundrum for women in comms

Light Reading recently caught up with Bhattacharya during a fireside chat at Light Reading's Big 5G Event in Denver to discuss the role mentors and sponsor have played in her career, and what she sees as the current biggest barriers for women in the industry.

AT&T pushes past 5.72M fiber subs as supply chain challenges persist

Meanwhile, WarnerMedia's HBO and HBO Max base nears 70M, thanks to international expansions, helping to offset a subscriber hit resulting from the media giant's decision to halt distribution of HBO content via the Amazon Channels platform.

The Divide: How LUS Fiber makes the muni model work in Lafayette, Louisiana

This week: Ryan Meche, director of LUS Fiber, a municipal fiber provider in Lafayette, Louisiana, on why the city chose a municipal broadband model, how it's funded and how it works and the company's plans for a potential NTIA grant.

Open RAN has a 2G Achilles' heel

Not many open RAN vendors can support 2G, and that technology seems likely to be around for years.

The 5G pricing war shifts into high gear

At the exact same time that AT&T executives were boasting that their 'aggressive acquisition and retention efforts continue to bear fruit,' T-Mobile launched a new $1,000 competitive attack.

CommScope takes partnership path to DOCSIS 4.0

CommScope and a pair of partners are developing chipsets and a network architecture for DOCSIS 4.0 that aims to expand the ecosystem for vendors and MSOs. It should also prevent Broadcom from cornering the market.

Telenet gives Ericsson a bigger 5G role

Liberty Global-owned Belgian operator appears to have fully pivoted away from Chinese supplier ZTE.

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