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América Móvil moves Latam towers into Sitios

The Carlos Slim-controlled operator creates a new tower company with 29,090 towers in territories outside of Mexico.

Used-parts supplier TXO is thriving amid the crisis

A small UK company that buys and sells used network parts is catching the attention of operators dealing with inflation, supply constraints and geopolitics.

Frontier keeps supply chain constraints at bay, sets another fiber buildout record

With fiber subscriber adds holding steady at 50,000, Frontier said it passed a record 281,000 new locations with fiber in Q2 2022. The telco also has raised its original 2022 build target by as much as 20%.

'Buy America' rules have broadband industry on edge

Many in the industry have been raising concerns about the federal government's 'Buy America' rules for subsidized broadband builds. But some also see an opportunity.

TIM soldiers on amid political turmoil

TIM CEO indicates that "things are proceeding" despite upcoming election and right-wing opposition to CDP and TIM's current plan

After KDDI failure, SoftBank backs inter-carrier roaming

KDDI's network went down for 61 hours, denying connectivity to 30.9mn people and prompting Communications Minister Yasushi Kaneko to promise an inquiry.

China Broadnet to complete 700 MHz 5G rollout by year-end

China's smallest network has already achieved huge scale by global standards, with 200,000 basestations deployed in 2021 and 280,000 expected in 2022.

Fastly names Cisco EVP as its new CEO

Fastly, a content delivery specialist slugging it out against Internet giants, has recruited Cisco's enterprise networking EVP as its new CEO. The new hire is no stranger to helping networking firms find a bigger home.

Telstra brought easily to heel in 5G Optus rumpus

Australia's biggest telco promptly bows to ACCC pressure and deregisters 900MHz sites to pave way for faster 5G rollout by rival.

India's 5G spectrum auction: Who's won what?

Bidding lasted for a week and generated better than expected results, leading to the sale of 71% of the total available spectrum. This seems to be India's biggest spectrum auction ever.

TIM denies strategic rift in boardroom

Telecom Italia 'rejects' press reports that any senior exec will be leaving soon due to disagreements about spinning off the operator's fiber access infrastructure to reduce debt.

Another revival package for India's BSNL

As part of the revival package, INR330 billion ($4.15 billion) of statutory dues will be converted into equity.

ATN International to buy Sacred Wind, but stays mum on possible sale

ATN International said it will acquire Sacred Wind Enterprises for roughly $25 million in cash and $32 million in debt. But the company declined to comment on a report that it's up for sale.

Proximus ups 2022 guidance after Q2 growth

The Belgian operator rules out TeleSign IPO for the time being.

Telefónica upgrades financial targets for 2022

Spain-based group raises financial targets after producing what it described as "solid results" in the first half of the year.

Eurobites: Profits tumble at Orange's enterprise unit

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Cellnex still on a growth tear; ADVA frets about components crunch; Facebook issues warning on Europe; Isle of Man gets new submarine cable.

Aust NBN: Govt rejects new price plan, rules out privatization

Communications Minister Michelle Rowland said that the offer would lead to some price increases of up to 3% above inflation and was "not acceptable."

BEAD's high-cost threshold 'key area' of concern for fiber advocates

While NTIA's notice of funding opportunity prioritizes fiber builds for those applying for BEAD grants, a 'high-cost threshold' exception has been a point of concern for fiber advocates.

Juniper hit by higher supply chain costs

Burgeoning order book overshadowed by earnings squeeze.

Comcast's Broderick Johnson on Internet access and the pursuit of 'digital equity'

In this podcast, Broderick Johnson, EVP for public policy and EVP for digital equity at Comcast, offers a brief history lesson on 'digital equity' and why identifying and lowering barriers to Internet adoption are critical.

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