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Frontier accelerates 2022 fiber buildout by up to 20%

Revised plan is to exceed its 2022 buildout target of 1 million fiber locations by an additional 100,000 to 200,000 locations. Frontier is still on track to deploy FTTP to 10 million locations by the end of 2025.

Iliad odyssey continues in Italy, France

Market disruptor Iliad, no doubt to the consternation of incumbents in France and Italy, seems to be doing well thank you very much.

Private equity firms weigh bid for HKBN

HKBN has Hong Kong's most extensive fiber network and the second largest broadband customer base.

Comcast not seeing 'material' churn from fixed wireless, but not taking it lightly

Fixed wireless rivals face 'a lot of trade-offs they're going to have to sort through' regarding elements such as network capacity and potential congestion, says Dave Watson, president and CEO of Comcast Cable.

China handset sales fall off a cliff

Total smartphone shipments sank 40.5% to 21.5 million in March, with 5G shipments down 41% to 16.2 million.

MTS dances around Ukraine-shaped elephant

The Russian mobile operator reported growth for 2021, but the future is unclear as Moscow's actions in Ukraine affect the domestic market.

Vodafone CEO quizzed on lack of M&A

Nick Read nonetheless insists many active and detailed M&A conversations are ongoing, and reiterates that Vodafone is on the lookout to monetize Vantage Towers through a co-controlled JV.

TIM closes in on €3B in funding – report

Export agency SACE said to have given go ahead on state guarantee for funding.

WOW in exclusive M&A talks with Morgan Stanley infrastructure unit – report

Word of acquisition talks surface more than a month after Bloomberg reported that WideOpenWest was exploring strategic options, including a potential sale.

DZS CEO predicts $1B market opportunity post acquisition

CEO Charlie Vogt said DZS will target more software and enterprise licensing deals as it finalizes its purchase of Assia's analytics assets.

IQ Fiber's CTO talks about the startup's fiber foray in Florida

In this podcast, new IQ Fiber CTO Aamer Abbasi digs into the greenfield opportunities the startup is pursuing in northeast Florida, thoughts about future multi-gig services and how government stimulus funding might fit into IQ Fiber's future game plan.

Telefónica surfs on favorable exchange rates, rides inflation wave

Increasing strength of cloud, cybersecurity also helps Group post better than expected Q1 net profit.

KT content business in sweet spot as 5G makes little impact

KT's media and enterprise, and a big drop in marketing cost, have powered a 40% earnings spike.

Why more tariff hikes make sense for Indian telcos

All three private telcos – Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Idea and Reliance Jio – hiked prepaid tariffs by 20% to 25% in November and December last year.

400G roundup: GTT upgrades; Telstra's new subsea cable

GTT takes initial steps toward upgrading its global IP network to 400G, while Telstra and SCCN link Australia and the US with a direct subsea cable.

VMO2 fiber JV in 'concrete discussions' with financial partners, says Liberty Global CEO

And, for now, the operator will keep at arm's length a lobbying effort led by some major European operators to recoup rising network and capacity costs driven by streaming services.

O2 Germany CEO hails 'sustainable momentum' despite global headwinds

Revenue and OIBDA up, helped by a surge in new mobile post-paid adds.

ZTE risks penalties with 'business as usual' in Russia

The Chinese vendor is still cited as a customer by various US component makers. Selling their technology on to Russian operators would be living dangerously.

Where does cable go from here?

Bulls and bears are sizing up cable's future. Analysts say the 'cable broadband growth era is over' – others see opportunities with wireless the 'next leg of growth.'

DOCSIS 4.0 revenues a couple years out, Casa CEO says

Meanwhile, the supplier is seeing 'high-split' trials and deployments perk up as cable operators seek ways to expand upstream capacity on DOCSIS 3.1 networks.

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