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NTT VP Parm Sandhu on the data and security draw of private 5G networks

At MWC LA, Light Reading spoke with VP Parm Sandhu about NTT's approach to assisting enterprise customers in building, deploying and managing their private 5G networks.

Open RAN makes plenty of noise – but little progress – at MWC LA

Although vendors from Parallel Wireless to Altiostar talked up the technology, open RAN didn't receive much love from big US network operators like AT&T and Verizon during this week's show.

mmWave 5G is here to stay, Qualcomm exec says

High-capacity millimeter wave spectrum may have range limitations, but it will play an important role in multiband strategies and is poised to support a broad range of use cases, Qualcomm's Don McGuire says.

The 5G branding war has finally ended

AT&T said it will brand its forthcoming C-band network as '5G+.' In doing so, it will use the same basic strategy as Verizon. However, it's not clear whether AT&T will charge extra for the service.

Alphabet inks fifth straight record-profit quarter

Google's profits grew by a yearly 69%, but it's unlikely to be more than a third-place player in cloud.

Rogers clash heading to court

The Supreme Court of British Columbia will hold a hearing November 1 to hear submissions regarding the legality of Edward Rogers' attempt to replace five independent directors without convening a meeting of the company's shareholders.

Airband secures £100M to boost UK rural fiber

UK-based broadband provider plans to cover 600,000 premises by 2025.

Tech rift widens as US shuts out China Telecom

The Chinese and US technology ecosystems are heading their own separate ways, but a full divorce will be difficult.

Microsoft starts 2022 fiscal year with a bang

Buoyed by soaring demand for digital transformation, Redmond company sees quarterly cloud revenue top $20 billion for first time during its fiscal first quarter.

Eurobites: UK VoIP players hit by DDoS deluge

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia's Nuage Networks lands SD-WAN deal in Iraq; Telecom Italia takes out digital insurance; Swisscom gets its groove on.

Palo Alto takes on home network security with SASE

The remote workforce is increasingly using a broader range of devices to access enterprise applications from the home, which means companies need to be on the defensive against a growing threat attack surface.

Verizon, Amazon to integrate LEO satellites with 5G

A deal between Verizon and Amazon for satellites will first focus on cell site backhaul but could expand internationally with 'joint solutions' for large enterprise customers.

Cable techies see big network changes coming

Senior cable technologists envision DOCSIS 4.0 upgrades, spectrum mid-splits and high-splits, DAA rollouts, XGS-PON deployments and more as the industry strives to maintain its competitive edge.

Mobile industry starts talking like the cable guys

In the drive toward a cloud-powered, globally scaled Multi-Access Edge Computing (MEC) ecosystem, the 5G Future Forum is touting the need for specifications, interoperability and widespread collaboration.

Biden announces long-awaited nominees for vacant FCC and NTIA posts

Following much public hand-wringing over the fate of the FCC, President Biden nominated Jessica Rosenworcel and Gigi Sohn as commissioners, with Rosenworcel designated as Chair. Biden also nominated Alan Davidson for Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information at the NTIA.

Facebook to snub older users, go search for youth

Facebook will make deep changes to try to win back young users. So far its ad revenue has held up, but its political fortunes tell a different story.

Calix reports strong Q3 but projects supply chain issues for 'entirety of 2022'

Speaking to shareholders, Calix CEO Carl Russo was optimistic about the company's ongoing success with small ISPs. But he notes Calix is experiencing the 'direct effects' of low global vaccination rates.

The Big Tech elephant is squashing telecom

For all their software activity and hope, telecom operators will struggle to avoid a utility fate.

Pay-TV penetration slips to 71% of US homes – study

That's down from a reach of 82% in 2016 and a reach of 86% in 2006, according to Leichtman Research Group.

India amends RoW rules to boost broadband infrastructure

India's Department of Telecommunications has revised the Indian Telegraph Act right of way rules to make it easier to install aerial optical fiber cable.

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