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Full speed ahead for low-latency DOCSIS

Extending beyond the need for raw speeds and feeds, reducing latencies could set up a 'revolutionary change' to the user's broadband experience, says CableLabs exec Matt Schmitt.

Counting the cost: How chip shortages are affecting telecom companies

Infinera, Apple, National Instruments and Viavi are among the companies that have reported financial troubles due to the ongoing global chipset shortage.

Who needs help with their math: Charlie Ergen or Mike Sievert?

T-Mobile counts around 900,000 Dish Network customers that will be affected by its CDMA plans. Dish puts that number closer to 4 million. The truth may lie elsewhere.

American Tower's latest deal shows towermania has yet to end

US towerco sells a stake in its European business and announces a public offering to raise funds for its takeover of Telxius.

CommScope takes another step toward DOCSIS 4.0

Supplier says a new, flexible distributed access architecture (DAA) product, which could play a role in future DOCSIS 4.0 networks, is ready for field deployments.

China reins in big tech as Telecom Law makes a comeback

China has fallen out of love with tech giants and is seeking new ways to punish them.

Musk's Starlink reports 500K orders on Star Wars Day

Elon Musk announces the Starlink satellite Internet service has 500,000 pre-orders, rocketing up from 10,000 in February.

Vodafone UK gets serious about automation with Ciena deal

The UK mobile operator believes the overhaul of its transport infrastructure will lead to cost savings and a competitive edge.

Facebook's Workplace boosted by home-working trend

The social network's business communication product hits 7 million paid subscribers, but it is still a minnow compared to Teams.

Eurobites: Nokia launches blockchain-powered data marketplace

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Echostar teams up with Semtech for satellite-based services; Slovak Telekom increases its capacity with Intelsat; BICS simplifies SIMs.

RDK deployments expand to 80M+ devices worldwide

RDK Management, an organization now led by Jason Briggs following the recent departure of Steve Heeb, hits device deployment milestone as Google continues to drive service provider scale with Android TV.

Does 5G make a difference? T-Mobile says yes

T-Mobile's CEO said that the operator's new Magenta Max 5G customers consume 40% more data than its other 5G customers, and fully 70% more data than T-Mobile's average 4G LTE customers.

As US policymakers mull open RAN certifications, others move on

'An industry certification program for open RAN can be a significant milestone,' Microsoft told the FCC. Meantime, the O-RAN Alliance, the UK government and others aren't standing still.

WideOpenWest's pay-TV penetration falls to 8.9%

Operator's 'broadband-first' strategy is in full swing, as vast majority of new customers take only WOW's broadband service and attach a streaming service.

Nextlink walks away from RDOF obligations in New Mexico

Nextlink won't build Internet connections to 265 locations in New Mexico. The company said that's just 0.1% of its RDOF coverage area, but critics are beginning to sound the alarm.

Chunghwa boosts earnings while 5G cost weigh on Taiwan Mobile

Taiwan heavyweights Chunghwa Telecom and Taiwan Mobile have handed down contrasting Q1 results.

KPN spurns 'unsolicited' takeover bids by private equity firms

Dutch incumbent KPN, in response to media speculation, said it had knocked back two separate and 'unsolicited' takeover bids from private equity firms EQT and KKR.

Discord jilts Microsoft for Sony instead

Microsoft's $12 billion takeover offer for the popular video game chat service Discord has been denied.

Google moves a step closer to running Vodafone

The operator is entrusting more of its systems to the public cloud and will use a technology developed with Google to realize cost savings and service improvements.

Harmonic grapples with supply chain constraints

Expected short-term issue is driving up costs and lowering margins for cable access gear, but not enough to alter Harmonic's revenue forecast for 2021.

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