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CableLabs kicks off DOCSIS 4.0 modem certification program

Cable modem vendors can submit DOCSIS 4.0-based products to CableLabs starting June 26. With fees starting at $209,000, CableLabs is prepared to test modems supporting the FDD and FDX options of the specs.

Eurobites: Gigaclear secures up to £420M in new investment – report

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT boss stuck on £1.1 million a year; Deutsche Telekom hooks up with Ivanti; Sparkle lands in Libya.

ISPs beat only gas stations in ACSI consumer satisfaction survey

AT&T and T-Mobile topped the ACSI's latest customer satisfaction survey. Overall satisfaction of ISPs rose 6%, but still scored at the bottom of the barrel when compared to other industries.

Ciena lowers outlook as investors fret about $3.5B backlog

Analysts are unsure if the company's backlog, much bigger than usual, is shrinking because of economic problems or supply chain improvements.

NTT Docomo sees smart surfaces as key to 6G

Japan operator believes midband and sub-THz also will be essential to support dense 6G networks.

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.

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