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China telcos ride digital economy boom

The surging demand from Chinese businesses for digital transformation and industrial internet services has become the chief growth driver for telcos.

Router/switch market propelled to $76B by 400G adoption

Global service provider router and switch market revenues are expected to reach $76 billion by 2026, a 2% compound annual growth rate (CAGR), said Dell'Oro Group

Walmart cuts deal to bundle Paramount+ with Walmart+

Amping up competition with Amazon Prime, the new deal enables Walmart+ to weave in the ad-supported "Essential" tier of Paramount+. The pact also provides a fresh distribution channel for Paramount+.

FCC starts coveting Big Tech's big piggy bank

For the first time, the FCC has indicated a willingness to consider a fee on Big Tech to pay for telecom services. But the agency is looking for Congressional approval for such a move first.

Some Signal users hit by Twilio data breach

The phone numbers of around 1,900 Signal users were potentially revealed following a phishing attack at Twilio.

Comcast on the surge of botnets and how businesses can properly defend themselves

Comcast Business's Ivan Shefrin joins the podcast to discuss how machine learning and AI represent the leading edge of the cybersecurity arms race and why businesses must prioritize protection from these potentially devastating threats.

Eurobites: Nokia tests 600Gbit/s line rate with Telekom Serbia, MTEL

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: CityFibre rolls into Sittingbourne; iPlayer hits new heights; UK push on social tariffs.

Activist investor pressures Disney to spin-off ESPN, combine Hulu and Disney+

Daniel Loeb, whose investment firm reportedly has a $1 billion stake in Disney, is pushing for The Mouse to give ESPN more flexibility and prioritize a Hulu-Disney+ combo before Comcast is obligated to sell its stake in Hulu.

Amazon starts selling private 5G, plants flag on pricing

Amazon Web Services said a construction company might pay $14,400 for three months of private 5G services in order to run security cameras across three floors of a building for eight hours each day.

Verizon promises O-RAN deployment 'definitely' by 2023

At a recent investor event, Verizon's Adam Koeppe said the company will likely adopt open RAN equipment in its network this year and 'definitely' by next year.

Starry kicks off personalized broadband effort with 'Upload Boost' trial

Starry COO Alex Moulle-Berteaux says the initial trial, focused on the company's 200-Meg/100-Meg speed tier, will eventually be expanded to bring symmetrical speeds to Starry's premium broadband plans.

BT faces more summer strikes

The UK telco’s summer of discontent shows no sign of ending with more strikes planned in August.

What's the story? HBO Max and Discovery+ to merge next year

It's going to be a bit of a waiting game to see if the combined video service of HBO Max and Discovery+ will be able to scale, and if it'll bring in a bigger and broader audience.

Eurobites: ESA considers SpaceX rocket-launcher option

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: KPN does deal with HBO Max; VEON's Bangladeshi unit helps content creators; Deutsche Telekom, Bayern Munich go into extra time.

Security roundup: Network security sales to top $150 billion by 2026; Ransomware Task Force's advice for SMBs

In this security roundup, Dell'Oro predicts that network security sales will exceed $150 billion in the next five years, and the Ransomware Task Force releases a new report for SMBS on addressing ransomware threats.

US cable broadband thrown for a loss, for the first time, in Q2

Top US cable operators swung to a first-ever loss of broadband subs in Q2 2022. Alongside that loss of 60,000 subs, fixed wireless providers gained more than 800,000 customers in the period, according to LRG.

'Thanks guys, great quarter'

A list of Light Reading's coverage of Q2 2022 earnings calls, and whether or not women participated on each one.

CEO Penn bows out as Telstra clears last NBN hurdle

Telstra CEO Andy Penn bows out on a buoyant note, with the telco clearing its last big NBN hurdle and raising its dividend for the first time in seven years.

Rogers looks to save Shaw acquisition with new Videotron deal

Videotron is to buy Freedom Mobile for around $2.2 billion in a transaction that presumably would allay regulatory concerns around Rogers' proposed $26 billion acquisition of Shaw.

Huawei shrinks further despite enterprise gains

Total revenue has shrunk by a third since 2020, mostly because of the sharp decline in its handset business.

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