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Intel deal adds vital Wi-Fi piece to MaxLinear's broadband puzzle

Wi-Fi has long been a 'critical missing strategic element in our portfolio,' MaxLinear CEO says. On the cable end, the deal will ensure that cable operators still have a critical second source for DOCSIS silicon.

Podcast: NTT Research President and CEO Kazu Gomi

Kazu Gomi discusses why NTT Research was formed, what it's working on and the ambitious goals of its IOWN initiative with Intel and Sony.

Cutting Huawei off from TSMC would be end-of-days move

Moves to cut Huawei off from one of its largest suppliers could result in 'catastrophic destruction' on a global scale.

Australia's NBN under spotlight amid COVID-19 usage spikes

Australia's NBN claims it is meeting increased demand during the pandemic, but some are calling on the network to cut wholesale prices.

How home connectivity has been a lifeline during COVID-19

As the world moves to contain the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, home containment has been our biggest weapon to 'flatten the curve.'

Eurobites: BT CEO Jansen waives pay for six months to help fund COVID-19 fight

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Open Fiber resumes work on FTTH network in Italian coronavirus hotspot; Orange/Free Mobile roaming agreement extended; Deutsche Telekom's security unit teams up with Palo Alto Networks.

Frontier inches toward bankruptcy

Says 'significant under-investment' in fiber has played role in putting Frontier in this tenuous position as company outlines plan to reorg, invest in fiber and manage the decline of 'non-core' products and customers.

Nokia cuts nearly 5K jobs as Huawei bulks up

The Nordic firm has been cutting its workforce as it tries to protect margins, while its Chinese rival just keeps getting bigger.

Podcast: Carrier voice traffic stays over-the-top

TeleGeography's Paul Brodsky joins Light Reading's Phil Harvey to talk about international voice traffic and how the mix of traffic on carrier networks has changed over the years.

TIM, Infratel step up fiber switch-on in response to COVID-19

Italian operator signals acceleration of agreement to light up dark fiber installed by Infratel Italia in 600 municipalities.

800G rollout imminent following live trials

800G single wavelength coherent is a significant development that will help meet demand for higher bandwidths from users working from home and businesses delivering services remotely.

COVID-19-driven network traffic shows signs of stabilizing

According to Nokia, COVID-19 Internet traffic is beginning to plateau. Meantime, CenturyLink reported 35% growth in its traffic. And vendors including Ciena and Juniper could eventually benefit.

Tofane Global snaps up NOS carrier services unit

Communications group continues its acquisition drive with acquisition of NOS International Carrier Services from the Portuguese operator.

'Evoca,' a new pay-TV service, will be delivered over ATSC 3.0

New offering from startup Edge Networks will launch in Boise this summer on the next-gen broadcast standard and feature more than 80 channels for less than $50 per month.

Eurobites: Bouygues Telecom scraps guidance amid COVID-19 uncertainty

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Slovakia presses on with 5G auction plans; O2 cuts ties with Dixons Carphone; Telecom Italia sets up new supervisory body; optical equipment makers to feel Europe's 5G pain.

Leading Lights awards deadline moves

We're moving the entry deadline for this year's Leading Lights awards to Friday, May 1.

'New IP' is an actual Huawei threat to networks

A new system for the Internet is a far greater threat to the West than Huawei's role in 5G networks.

Eurobites: Boffins join forces to develop COVID-19 tracking apps

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telia given green light for Finnish fiber JV; who's up and who's down in European telco brands; Sequans revises guidance down for first quarter.

New 'Dashboard' illustrates how US cable networks are coping during COVID-19 crisis

Based on data from cross-section of US cable operators, downstream demand is up 20.1% and upstream demand has risen 27% since March 1, according to the NCTA.

SCTE/ISBE standards initiatives spread into AI, smart cities, telehealth

New 'Explorer' effort, which will also look to accelerate the industry's involvement with autonomous transport, seeks out expertise and aid from industries and people from outside the traditional cable sector.

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