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Sluggish housing move action poses more risk to US broadband growth

US housing move activity in May 2023 dipped 18% year-over-year, well below the drop-offs seen earlier in the year, Evercore ISI found in its latest analysis.

Vodafone and Three merger announcement imminent – Reuters

Sources cited by Reuters say a long-rumored merger between Vodafone and Three UK owner Hutchison is imminent, with an announcement to be made by early next week.

Eurobites: Telco CEOs plead their case in Brussels

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Breton highlights investment gap; Liberty Global's Telenet bid makes progress; Du deploys Nokia's fixed wireless tech.

EU mulling 5G ban for Huawei and others – report

EU officials said to be concerned about sluggish implementation of recommendations to ensure 5G networks remain secure.

Apple's AR/VR shopping spree continues

Apple adds Mira to its growing roster of technologies that combine to enhance, produce and display AR/VR content.

Lumen's 'Quantum Fiber' push fits into grander growth plan

Lumen expects broadband revenues and subscribers to grow as it builds fiber to an additional 5-7 million locations. But some analysts are skeptical that Lumen can hit all of its long-term targets.

Former FCC Commissioner: ACP should be extended but modified

Michael O'Rielly, former FCC Commissioner, defended the need for Congress to fund the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) but suggested limiting eligibility.

Eurobites: UK government finds £7M for rural connectivity trials

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: OneWeb launches maritime service; Zain wants to get greener with Ericsson; Three UK and Jola strike business SIMs deal.

Amdocs tempts telcos with generative AI support

Amdocs says amAIz will enable telcos to 'benefit from the immense potential of generative AI.'

What's gone wrong with India's fab unit plans?

All applicants to the government's $10 billion plan to set up a fab unit in India are struggling to find a technology partner.

Apple places next big bet on a different kind of reality

The iPhone maker signals its next big move as it unveils the Vision Pro mixed reality headset, although the new device comes with a hefty price tag.

How would 'fair contribution' work? It wouldn't

Big Telco in Europe thinks Big Tech from the US should pay for network usage, but it shows a cluelessness on the practicalities.

Quantifying network energy and sustainability

At least six main industry organizations have different ways of measuring energy efficiency and sustainability in the telecom space. Which ones are you watching?

More doubt cast on reported Amazon mobile talks

AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon have already denied they are in mobile discussions with Amazon, but analysts have weighed in to explain why such a deal doesn't add up for all sides.

Charter taps Nokia for targeted 5G network deployment

Charter will use Nokia's 'AirScale' gear, including strand-mounted CBRS radios, for the operator's targeted 5G network deployment. Nokia says it marks its first 'large-scale' wireless 5G deal in the cable sector.

eSIM adoption hits inflection point, says Counterpoint

Over 6 million eSIM and iSIM devices will be shipped in the next five years as Counterpoint says the market has reached a high-growth phase.

The Divide: IEEE's David Witkowski on LEO's scalability challenges

This week: IEEE Senior Member David Witkowski on developments and challenges in the low-Earth orbit (LEO) satellite space and what role LEO connectivity can play in closing broadband gaps.

As users leak to Starlink, NBN Co weighs future satellite options

One expert calls for strategic investment in OneWeb as lower-risk option for remote broadband.

Nvidia GPU pitch to telcos is far from perfect

The chipmaker's two-for-one AI and virtual RAN deal is unlikely to make sense to operators outside the most densely populated and fiber-rich cities.

Eurobites: German antitrust agency probes Vantage's 1&1 site delays

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: WHO adopts EU's digital approach to health threats; Deutsche Telekom does more on blockchain; FAST forward for video streaming.

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