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Foxxum puts RDK into the smart TV game

Foxxum says its new OS for connected TVs is built on the Reference Design Kit, a software stack managed by a joint venture of Comcast, Liberty Global and Charter, and used by dozens of service providers around the globe.

Starry still optimistic about RDOF

'We are confident it will be granted in the near term,' Starry said of its application for Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) money. That's noteworthy considering the FCC rejected LTD and Starlink from the RDOF.

T-Mobile may be prepping the sale of Sprint's wireline business

'We are obviously conducting a review as to the best way to manage that asset,' T-Mobile CEO Mike Sievert said when asked about what the company might do with Sprint's wireline network.

MTN Afghanistan gets $35M buyout offer

African operator MTN Group has a binding offer to acquire 100% of operations in Afghanistan as it continues plans to exit the Middle East and focus on Africa.

FCC commissioner 'surprised' to learn of Starlink RDOF rejection

The FCC denied RDOF awards for Starlink and LTD, prompting cheers from the fiber industry and jeers from a fellow FCC commissioner, who said he learned the news while 'on a work trip.'

Economy not stopping Deutsche Telekom growth, says CEO

Strong Q2 showings in US and Germany give Bonn-based Group cause for greater optimism.

Dutch 'mainports' make case for private 5G

As the Dutch government consults on 3.5GHz, Rotterdam port and Schiphol airport emphasize the need for spectrum for private use.

5G in India could open up open RAN – eventually

Open RAN proponents continue to hope that a move in India away from Chinese vendors and toward 5G might open doors to the technology. But some analysts don't expect that to happen quickly.

Cable network spending set to rise amid pressure from fiber, FWA

Revenue for cable distributed access equipment is expected to rise about 30%, to $1.3 billion, by 2025 as operators ramp up for DOCSIS 4.0 and some FTTP deployments, according to a new forecast from Dell'Oro Group.

Orange VP on automating the API ecosystem

In addition to working to further automate transactions with other service providers and enterprise customers via the APIs, Orange's Franck Morales said his role as a member of MEF's board provides him with the opportunity to help develop SD-WAN and SASE standards.

The Divide: How a co-op is solving 'the broadband problem' in rural Georgia

This episode features Conexon's Jonathan Chambers and Central Georgia EMC's Herschel Arant. We discuss their work delivering fiber broadband in Georgia, why rural customers are taking gig speeds and why co-ops are well placed to deliver on federal funding.

Philippines telcos trade barbs over fraud, lost calls

In a formal complaint to the Philippines Competition Commission, Dito says 80% of calls to one operator and 70% of calls to the other do not get connected.

Rakuten outs Cisco, Mavenir, NEC as 1&1 suppliers

Further details emerge about the fourth mobile network under construction in Germany, including news of a breakthrough on latency.

Open optical networks: Looking to the future

Results from Heavy Reading's Open, Automated & Programmable Transport Networks Market Leadership Survey indicate technology maturation in open optical networking may outpace the ability to manage and operate it at scale. #sponsored

Pricing, launch date set for ad-supported Disney+ service

An ad-supported version of the Disney+ streaming service will launch on December 8 and cost $7.99 per month. The ad-free form of Disney+ will climb to $10.99 per month.

New York leveraging state-owned fiber for first 'ConnectAll' build

The state's first ConnectAll grant will help fund an open access fiber build in the Village of Sherburne that the mayor says has been years in the making.

US utilities still interested in private wireless LTE, Anterix promises

Dominion, Xcel, Exelon, Duke Energy and other major utilities are among those that have tested private wireless products from Anterix. But so far none has yet pulled the trigger on a deal.

Google Fiber revs up network expansion efforts

Google Fiber CEO Dinni Jain says the company is in talks with officials to build fiber-to-the-premises networks to cities in Arizona, Colorado, Nebraska, Nevada and Idaho.

Rakuten Mobile loss narrows as 340K customers quit

The Japanese company now plans to erect at least another 12,400 4G basestations to address coverage shortcomings and end roaming reliance on KDDI.

Higher prices make more profitable consumers for India's telcos

Tariff rises push up revenues per user, while data consumption is up across the board, as the telco's prepare for the launch of 5G services.

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