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Salt hails strong Q3 amid fiber network concerns

Switzerland-based operator reports strong Q3 revenue growth, but fiber ambitions face a setback after Swisscom ruling.

Eurobites: Nokia and Yadro combine on basestations in Russia

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: ETSI secures smartphones; CityFibre shows some 800Gbit/s backbone; Atos and OVHcloud extend partnership in France.

Fraud could drag down Biden's broadband ambitions – report

'There are many more EBB-enrolled households that claimed they have a dependent child at certain CEP schools than students who are actually enrolled in those schools,' warned the FCC's inspector general.

Eurobites: Orange's Richard found guilty in Tapie case

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telenor divests Open Universe, FTTH assets; Vivendi has no plans to exit TIM; ADVA recommends Adtran bid to shareholders.

Wireless industry report says 5G FWA could connect 43% of rural US

A new industry report from Accenture, commissioned by CTIA, the wireless industry association, makes the case for serving the rural US with fixed wireless, noting that with billions available for broadband, it's 'key to acknowledge that 5G FWA is a future-proof technology.'

Charter's Spectrum Enterprise goes on the offensive

Enterprise services unit of Charter boots up new brand identity and a campaign focused on fulfilling 'unreasonable' requests of large businesses and stealing away share from incumbent service providers.

Rare earths shortage roiling supply chain

Soaring rare earth prices are disrupting the global supply chain and another source of geopolitical tension between China and the US.

Eurobites: Telefónica does some blue-skies thinking on broadband

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Kcom uses ADVA's optical transport; Enea lands private network gig in Taiwan; Brits love drones, says BT research.

Fixed wireless, LEO satellite broadband best suited for unserved and underserved areas – study

Performance data from Comlinkdata/Tutela indicate that T-Mobile Home Broadband and Starlink are as good as VDSL, stomp on DSL, but generally fall short of terrestrial HFC and fiber services.

Verizon to gain around 20M new mobile customers any day now

Reuters reported that the FCC's four commissioners will approve Verizon's purchase of América Móvil's TracFone shortly. The prepaid provider counts a total of around 20 million customers.

EU slaps anti-dumping tariffs on China optical cable firms

The European Commission has finally made a judgement against Chinese vendors for anti-competitive behavior.

Telecom Italia faces $12.2B privatization bid from KKR

Shareholder Vivendi is said to oppose the offer, rating it too low.

John Malone sizes up the threat to cable posed by fiber overbuilders

'The biggest threat has always been the stupid guy with a lot of money coming into your business,' the cable industry legend tells CNBC's David Faber. The big question is what kind of return investors are willing to accept, Malone says.

Driving Change With 400G Coherent Pluggable Optics

Heavy Reading survey data suggests that coherent pluggable optics are relevant in a wide range of use cases and will create a healthy and competitive ecosystem for a new era in transport networking.

Cable One plots path to DOCSIS 4.0

As part of a broader focus on '10G,' the cable operator said it is upgrading its return path to enable symmetrical multi-gigabit speeds and an overall plant upgrade to 1.8GHz.

What's the Story?: Altice USA flip flops on fiber

Light Reading's Alan Breznick explains why Altice USA did a 180 on its broadband growth strategy.

Telefónica in line for massive tax rebate

The Spanish giant took on the law, and it seems to have won – so far.

Eurobites: UK telcos face new security rules

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia and Orange get super coherent; Sky leaves its routers exposed; Liberty Global boss sounds off about UK broadband.

Pandemic's effects on economy 'are still real,' Charter CEO says

Charter is still growing, albeit more slowly, as company comes to grips with 'anomalies' that have slowed down market activity, Tom Rutledge tells CNBC's David Faber.

Multiple forces fueling broadband's 'Great Deceleration' – analyst

Competition, depressed household formation, government stimulus dollars and the saturation of broadband penetration are all affecting the rate of broadband subscriber growth, says MoffettNathanson analyst Craig Moffett.

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