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DT's Access 4.0 Team Loses Its Cherry & Hits the Eggnog

The German operator has a long list of vendors identified for its software-enabled broadband access project. What could possibly go wrong?

Fiber Will Trump HFC & 5G From Here to Kingdom Come, EFF Says

Declaring that local US governments are in 'dire need of universal fiber plans,' the Electronic Frontier Foundation props up FTTP as the 'superior choice for the 21st century.'

Broadband World Forum: What's Beyond the Fiber?

I've been in Amsterdam this week at the annual Broadband World Forum event – here's what sunk into my grey matter.

Google Launches Pixel 4 Smartphone

All major US mobile operators will carry the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL.

F5G: Huawei's Bid to Dominate Optical Access

The Chinese equipment giant has a new plan for shaping the development of optical access technology.

TM Pitches to Build Malaysia's National 5G Network

Malaysia's fixed-line incumbent wants to be the country's only operator of a 5G network.

Seven Things We Learned at Cable-Tec Expo

The 10G future is in sight, HFC has gas in the tank, Comcast is getting serious about network virtualization, DOCSIS's pioneers get recognized and more from last week's show in The Big Easy.

China Optical Vendors Take a Hit From Fiber Glut

Fiber saturation has dampened demand this year, but the arrival of 5G means the downturn may be short-lived.

Eurobites: Telia & Nokia Launch 5G FWA in Finland

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nuage Networks finds SD-WAN love in Bahrain; Vodafone closes stores, but not in the UK; MegaFon sets up e-commerce JV with Alibaba and friends.

Eurobites: Openreach Trials New Approaches to FTTP

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UAE's du happy with Huawei; Vodafone trials OpenRAN in the UK; Ericsson upgrades in Madagascar.

NBN Faces Penalties but Deeper Issues Can't Be Fixed

Australia's national broadband network faces rising costs while customers remain unhappy.

Másmóvil Investors Bullish on Orange 5G Deal

Spain's fourth operator has upped its profit expectations after extending an agreement with Orange to cover the use of its 5G networks.

Fiber Cheaper Than 5G for Broadband – XL Axiata

The Indonesian operator is making a counter-intuitive move with its deployment of broadband services in a mainly rural market.

Eurobites: Nokia Touts Its Terabit in UAE

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UK government promises £5 billion for broadband and mobile rollout in the sticks; private equity firms vying for Vivacom; Telefónica agrees deal with Spanish labor unions.

Cable Access Revenues Plummet 40% in Q2 – Dell'Oro

Decline driven by excess capacity, particularly in the downstream, amplified by recent indecision about the path forward on the cable access network, analyst says.

Eurobites: Proximus Boss Reportedly Investigated for Insider Trading

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Google to invest in Europe; Three pumps up the bandwidth; euNetworks adds fiber in Milan and Madrid.

5G: Game-Changer for Philippines Broadband?

Filipino operator Globe Telecom believes 5G could make a huge difference as a broadband technology in its home market.

Corning's Fiber Business Is Cratering, but What Does That Mean for 5G?

Corning has dramatically reduced its sales expectations for fiber this year as carriers reduce spending. Does that mean 5G (which needs fiber) is in trouble? Not necessarily.

5G Boosting Revenue but Proving Complex to Manage, Says SKT

5G has come with business benefits for the South Korean operator but also led to more operational complexity.

Add Sub-Prime 5G to the UK's Broadband Woes

A new ranking of maximum 5G speeds puts the UK right at the bottom, a familiar position for the Brexit-bound nation.

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