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Walmart's drones take a multi-carrier approach to 5G

A Walmart representative confirmed that the company's drone fleet can be upgraded to 5G, and that the company's drone vendor, DroneUp, uses technology from Elsight to connect to multiple cellular networks.

Bell joins Telstra as second 'big telco' investor in Cohere

The Canadian operator is stumping up funds for a trials of Cohere's capacity-boosting network software and 6G candidate.

Eurobites: Orange Belgium and Telenet strike wholesale fixed-networks deal

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Hrvatski Telekom gets digging in Dubrovnik; London's mayor takes FTTH credit; MTN's Mupita wants new regulatory framework.

Cellnex merger rumors add to ongoing tower chess game

M&A remains an ongoing source of speculation as MNOs continue to set their towers free.

Charter near avoiding big financial hit in murder case involving former field tech

In a case that originally awarded more than $7 billion in punitive charges, a tentative settlement is for 'substantially less' than a reduced judgment of $262 million, according to a Charter SEC filing.

AT&T boasts of core 'white box' success in 5G, fiber push

Broadcom, DriveNets, Cisco, Nokia and others are among the vendors supporting AT&T's move toward a new switching and routing platform that's now carrying a majority of the operator's production traffic.

The Notebook Dump: BEAD battles, 5G wins and woes, robot dog uprising

The editors cover cable earnings updates, 5G wins and woes, battles over BEAD funding and the rise of the robot dogs in the Notebook Dump for the week ending January 27.

Verizon, Dish drive open RAN in the US, Dell'Oro finds

'The operator is ordering 7.2x compatible radios from one of its vendors, but the carrier is waiting to fully deploy open RAN,' Dell'Oro Group wrote in its recent report.

The Buildout: Four states get $794M for broadband; Wahzhazhe Connect to break ground

This week in broadband builds: States get $794 million for broadband plans; electric co-ops, Comcast win in Missouri; Conexon connects Florida's EREC; Wahzhazhe Connect to construct Osage Nation network – and more.

Charter rakes in record 615K mobile lines, base balloons to 5.29M

'Spectrum One' convergence bundle is contributing to mobile line growth, but execs say the bulk of those lines are coming from existing broadband subs upgrading to mobile.

Huawei's smart car business finds a higher gear

Following a much stronger 2022, Huawei's smart car unit says it is on track to turn a profit in 2025.

Midband 5G reaches the halfway point in US, Crown Castle CEO says

'To date, only about half of our sites across our top three customers [Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile] have been upgraded with midband spectrum,' said Crown Castle CEO Jay Brown.

Bridging the Digital Divide: Part 4

In the final installment of this four-part sponsored series, we look at still more key highlights from a new Heavy Reading study about the broadband industry's plans for closing the Digital Divide. #sponsored

Intel is 'losing market share left, right and center'

A leading analyst says the US chipmaker faces an existential threat from Arm after it reports another shocking set of results.

Eurobites: Openreach to stop outbound calls for digital refuseniks

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EE adds more scam call protection; Elisa powers on; Google commits to greater transparency for EU searchers.

BT to hire 400 graduates and apprentices

The company has announced plans for a new intake and says it is planning investment to support young people and jobseekers.

Comcast to unleash global UI for TVs, streaming media players

Common interface will be woven into multiple products, including those supporting X1, Flex, Sky Glass, the Xumo streaming JV, and TVs and streamers distributed to Comcast's syndication partners.

Calix transformation to a platform company complete, say execs

Calix execs said over 90% of Q4 bookings comprised platform and managed services as it pursues a 'land and expand' strategy.

AT&T, other network operators navigate IoT turmoil

AT&T is reviving its 'Connected Solutions' unit to navigate the intersection between 5G and IoT. Cameron Coursey, a longtime AT&T IoT exec, will lead it.

What's the Story? Mediacom mum on mobile service details

Jeff Baumgartner joins the podcast with updates on Mediacom's mobile service plans and discusses how the cable industry at large is doing in the mobile space.

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