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Verizon launches pair of pricey streaming soundbars

Developed with Bang & Olufsen, Verizon's duo of premium soundbars weave in the company's Stream TV app. The baseline version goes for $399.99, and a nine-speaker 'Pro' edition fetches almost $1,000.

Qualcomm, Plume, Nokia, Google, others signal interest in 6GHz management

An FCC plan to allow private companies to operate Automated Frequency Coordination (AFC) systems in the 6GHz band has drawn interest from a wide array of players.

China Mobile, Huawei's top customer, seeks open RAN diversity

A head scientist at the world's biggest operator says open RAN is 'not a matter of if, but when.'

Where's the subscriber floor for US pay-TV?

Some 53 million sports- and news-viewing TV households are seen as the 'bedrock floor' of US pay-TV. That still leaves about 30 million pay-TV homes at risk for further erosion, according to a new study.

NEC takes real-time video analytics to the edge

Japan's NEC said it's on the cusp of launching 'gradual deep learning-based object detection technology' to aid real-time video analytics.

Frontier quietly looks to expand CBRS fixed wireless biz

'In some cases, we use fixed wireless technology to deliver broadband to a small portion of our customer base in rural communities,' the company acknowledged in response to questions.

Eurobites: BT ignores takeover rumors, unveils vision for the future

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: World Mobile does a Loon; Proximus in talks over Telesign; Vodafone Portugal fires up 5G.

Telefónica could trim almost 2,000 jobs

UGT union said a new voluntary redundancy plan could end up affecting 1,950 people.

Neos Networks hits 550 target of unbundled BT exchanges

UK business broadband provider aims to up the number to 700 next year.

Optical transport market bobs and weaves with supply chain challenges

The downward trend in optical transport revenue this year is a result of lower sales in China; in the rest of the world, demand for optical equipment is on the rise and continues to exceed supply.

Atlantic Broadband gets ready to throw some elbows

The operator plans to splash out $82 million to extend fiber-fueled services into parts of New Hampshire and West Virginia and compete with the likes of Comcast, Frontier and Consolidated Communications.

Amazon, Dish peddle 5G products for the enterprise

Amazon kicked off its annual AWS re:Invent trade show with a new AWS Private 5G product. Meanwhile, AWS customer Dish Network touted its own 5G plans.

Musk: SpaceX at 'risk of bankruptcy' if flight frequency, production goals aren't met

In a companywide email, Elon Musk reportedly said the production crisis involving the 'Raptor' engines for the heavy-duty Starship rocket could place SpaceX in hot water.

AT&T's networking chief downplays C-band delay in 5G

'In the grand scheme of things, I wouldn't be overly concerned about this from an investor perspective,' said AT&T's Jeff McElfresh, the executive in charge of selling 5G and fiber Internet connections.

Cable Next-Gen Business Services returns

Light Reading's longest-running conference will be fully digital again next week as it tackles the damage wrought to the commercial market by COVID-19 and assesses cable's post-pandemic business prospects.

India advises people not to subscribe to Starlink

Government authorities say the company owned by Elon Musk has not acquired the necessary licenses.

Hit the road, Jack: A Twitter retrospective

The resignation of Twitter's Jack Dorsey robs tech of an idealistic eccentric, with Parag Agrawal now stuck sorting the platform's monetization woes.

Ho ho ho – telco Xmas list asks Europe to scrap net neutrality

The region's big players have written a hopeful letter asking for mergers to be approved, spectrum to be cheaper and big tech to pay up.

5G fixed wireless: How far can it go?

The latest studies continue to insist on the attractiveness of the service despite unimpressive adoption so far.

What cable wants from the edge

In this third segment of a four-part sponsored series, we look at more key results from a new Heavy Reading study about the cable industry's edge computing driving factors and implementation plans.

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