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Huawei still has no fix to being cut off from TSMC

Chinese vendor says it can meet current demand in the UK but fails to reassure the market that a long-term solution to US trade restrictions is in view.

Google Fiber returns to expansion mode through city pact

After a four-year pause on market expansion, Google Fiber is gearing up to start network deployments in West Des Moines, Iowa, via a new public/private partnership with the city.

Promptlink tries to rise above the cable network noise

New AI-assisted tool is helping cable operators identify and pinpoint the source of upstream network noise during a pandemic that has caused peak usage to surge, CEO says.

Iliad ups fixed-line ante in Italy; TIM suffers

Open Fiber deal gives French telecoms Group an Italian route into broadband. Telecom Italia investors take fright.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Huawei, broadband and ad boycotts

This could be the last time you get to see Scott's pile of overdue filing, so make the most of it.

Eurobites: Telefónica beefs up cybersecurity offer with Nozomi investment

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: eSIM company claims 5G first; Swisscom tops eco-rankings; Openreach spreads fiber across Edinburgh.

BT plans BAME 'baseline' for senior management roles

Following a data-gathering exercise to gauge the ethnic makeup of its workforce, the UK operator will set targets.

Huawei ban in UK is surely just a matter of time

If the Chinese vendor were not so technically gifted, it would probably have been sent packing already.

Virgin Media makes DOCSIS 3.1 upgrade splurge

Target of passing 15 million homes with 'gigabit-capable' networks by end of 2021 apparently on track.

Podcast: What's the story with mobile data in Africa?

On this episode of 'What's the Story?' – a new series from the Light Reading Podcast – Paula Gilbert, editor of LR's sister site Connecting Africa, talks with pod host Nicole Ferraro about mobile data growth in Africa: the latest news, why it matters and what's likely to happen next.

Comcast raises monthly Internet data ceiling to 1.2 terabytes

Comcast's usage-based plan offers only one courtesy month with no data cap, but its unlimited data plans are now less expensive than they were before the pandemic.

Podcast: US Ignite's Mari Silbey on hybrid networks and new broadband business models

US Ignite's Mari Silbey joins Light Reading's Kelsey Ziser and Phil Harvey for a discussion about what changes are ahead in how cities and companies can provide broadband to residents in underserved areas.

Light Reading virtualizing Cable Next-Gen event

Instead of staging our usual in-person conference in Denver, we will now conduct a free, digital event over two full days in late August.

Europe's dependence on Huawei laid bare in new study

A report by Strand Consult shows that some of Europe's largest operators and national incumbents have become heavily reliant on the Chinese vendor.

Comcast beefs up network capacity, uses AI to keep data demands in check

As usage spiked during the early parts of the pandemic, Comcast has accelerated the pace of capacity upgrades and sped up the use of an AI system called 'Octave' to boost the efficiency of its access networks.

India to test telecom gear as tension rises with China

Indian authorities will require some equipment to undergo mandatory tests starting in October in a move that could hold up network deployment.

Eurobites: Ericsson tells UK it can fill void left by Huawei ban

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom integrates e-SIM onto Qualcomm chipset; Telia takes control of rail signaling in Oslo; Bouygyes Telecom buys Credit Mutuel subsidiary.

What will Jio do with its recent windfall?

The Indian operator has attracted billions of dollars from a range of investments. Debt reduction might not be the only option.

Verizon's 'enhanced' 5G Home lands in Houston

The company also touts a repeater technology trial with Pivotal Commware designed to enhance and boost Verizon's millimeter wave 5G signals.

Cable One will boost data plans, but not scrap its cap

Cable operator will permanently increase most residential data plans by up to 300 gigabytes starting July 1 and extend other pandemic-related relief measures through the end of 2020.

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