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Leading Lights 2022: The Winners

Light Reading is delighted to announce the winners emerging from hundreds of entries and dozens of finalists in the 24 categories that make up this year's Leading Lights Awards program.

How Asian telcos took on saturated markets with 5G – and lost

It seemed like a good idea at the time, but three new Asian operators are fighting for survival after entering heavily-served markets.

Ericsson sees wider benefits of India's FWA ambitions

The latest Ericsson Mobility Report has upgraded growth forecasts for FWA based in part on deployment in populous markets such as India.

Former Comcast engineering exec Shane Portfolio heads to Charter

As SVP, network engineering and technology, Portfolio will oversee the architecture and engineering of Charter's core access network. Charter also upped two in its product/tech org: Gary Koerper and Mike Baldino.

SKT strikes metaverse deal with Singtel as it takes ifland global

SKT signs Singtel as southeast Asian partner for its new global metaverse platform.

December in New York: Time to talk 5G transport

Heavy Reading's Sterling Perrin cheers the return of a special 5G-focused optical networking event to New York City on December 6. #sponsored

DOCSIS 4.0 CPE costs won't break the bank – Liberty Global CTO

Liberty Global's Enrique Rodriguez says the costs for D4.0 gateways won't exceed the costs of today's D3.1 gear. He also outlined how FTTP and DOCSIS 4.0 will fit into the company's network evolution plan.

Ciena's buying two firms so it can bring more to the edge

The optical networking vendor adds pieces to complement its routing and switching portfolio in a market that's still heating up.

T-Mobile releases IoT developer kits into the wild

US operator T-Mobile is launching IoT developer kits which is described as "its next step to unleash developers to innovate for wireless."

Sylva joins Camara et al to solve edge puzzle

The latest Light Reading Symposium puts the spotlight on the growing pool of initiatives designed to improve 5G edge services.

Warning signs flash that 'fiber bubble' could pop, analyst says

Fiber overbuilds continue at relatively high rates, but rising labor and equipment costs paired with higher cost of capital point to diminished returns on investment, MoffettNathanson warns.

ATX CEO on bridging the labor gap and what's next in cable tech

Dan Whalen discusses the origins and goals of a new field tech training and deployment program and how cable network upgrade activity is heating up.

Cisco warns of layoffs and a $600M restructuring bill

The maker of Internet routers and switches reported sales growth for its first quarter but saw profits come under pressure.

Cable ops worldwide in hot pursuit of virtual CMTS – Dell'Oro

An astonishing 100% of cable operators responding to a Dell'Oro Group survey say they have deployed or are planning to deploy a virtual cable modem termination system within the next 24 months.

Dito CME sinks further into the red on heavy forex losses

Liabilities of Dito Telecom parent outweigh assets by $500m as company battles to raise fresh funds.

China Unicom expands 5G network with new 900MHz spectrum

Unicom expects 170,000 basestations to be deployed on refarmed spectrum by year-end.

Vantage Towers CEO: Consolidation game is still on

Vivek Badrinath indicates recent deals with infrastructure investors do not preclude further combinations.

Orange launches 5G in Botswana

Orange has launched a commercial 5G network in Botswana, the operator's first in Africa.

Coherent 400G and beyond: Architectures and applications

Results from Heavy Reading's 2022 Coherent Optics Survey indicate that the future of optics is not one-size-fits-all, but rather, a mix of pluggable and embedded optics across different architectures. #sponsored

5G network slicing and high volume OTT traffic

Network slicing is a new capability in 5G architecture that offers a mechanism to create and operate end-to-end logical networks tailored to the requirements of different use cases. The new Heavy Reading 5G Network Slicing Operator Survey is intended to help industry participants better understand the status of this technology.

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