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Eurobites: BICS bigs up 5G SA roaming breakthrough

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Du virtualizes with Nokia; JSC Ingenium opts for Enea's DPI software; Microsoft goes green for Irish data centers.

How RDK is branching out to cover smart TVs and FWA

RDK Management President Jason Briggs talks priorities for the Reference Design Kit, how smart TVs are entering the RDK picture and why it makes sense to extend support to fixed wireless access devices.

Wide launch of Dish's Boost Infinite service slips to Q1 2023

Boost Infinite, a postpaid mobile service that will initially run on AT&T's network, is ironing out a set of 'operational issues' and is now set to launch in the first quarter of 2023, says Dish's Charlie Ergen.

Comcast, Charter brand national streaming joint venture as 'Xumo'

Comcast, Charter and Walmart will distribute the first Xumo-branded streaming boxes and smart TVs in late 2023.

CableLabs aims to bring mobility to Wi-Fi

Initially targeting the home, new tech developed by CableLabs strives to improve how smartphones connect to the best Wi-Fi link and, in turn, help cable ops cut MVNO costs by offloading more data to Wi-Fi networks.

Eurobites: Cellnex WIGs out to clear path for Three UK deal

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ofcom softens its stance on net neutrality, BT's Allera concurs; Comarch scores with GlobalConnect; Nokia gear passes GSMA security test.

Ericsson tumbles as profits shrink and CEO forecasts US slowdown

The Swedish vendor warns of cost cutting and says operators in North America will spend less with it next year.

Nokia hails 5G growth but shares dip on uncertain outlook

The Finnish equipment maker's mobile business looks reinvigorated, but smaller units struggled and economic worries persist.

Reach Mobile CEO on 'Shopifying' mobile, broadband and IoT

Fresh off a mobile services deal with WideOpenWest, Reach Mobile's Harjot Saluja says his company's approach enables partners to develop and launch customizable services, including premium offerings and even 'flanker brands.'

Roku breaks into the smart home game as platform battle expands

Roku's launch of smart doorbells, cameras and lights is another indicator that platform players are prioritizing becoming 'a hub in the home rather than just an entertainment portal,' says analyst Brett Sappington.

Samsung broadens scope of global smart TV OS battle

Samsung is extending the reach of its 'Tizen' OS by signing deals with outside TV-makers. The move beefs up competition in a market that also includes Google, Amazon, Comcast, LG, Roku, TiVo and Foxxum.

Tech Mahindra keeps eye on open RAN prize as costs mount

The Indian systems integrator has spied an opportunity to be the master Lego builder for the telcos of the future.

Microsoft aims to dislodge AWS as 'preferred provider' to telcos

The Seattle-based software giant has been busy acquiring expertise, not learning at customers' expense, says the CTO of its telecom business.

How Ericsson has been cleaning up its BSS mess

After the disaster that was Revenue Manager, the Swedish vendor has rethought its approach and its portfolio amid a broader restructuring.

Cable broadband: More than a speed saga

Raw broadband speed is still important in the multi-gig era, but messaging from cable industry execs at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo zeroed in on network reliability and meeting elevated customer expectations.

Telcos have no easy escape from public cloud lock-in

As the telecom industry's reliance on the public cloud continues to grow, so does the risk of being tied to one provider.

Charter launches Spectrum TV app on XClass TVs

Launch of Charter's pay-TV app on Comcast's initial family of smart TVs comes as both operators to rev up plans for a national streaming joint venture.

Charter exploring converged core, based on 3GPP, that can manage wired networks

Charter is developing a 'proof of concept' showing a converged core, based on 3GPP, that can work with wired networks. 'That doesn't exist today,' says Charter's Manish Jindal.

DTW 2022: Telecom fear and loathing in Copenhagen

The telecom industry revealed its hopes and fears about change and the cloud at the TM Forum's first bash in Denmark, and there was even a naked Dane.

Jio follows Rakuten into vendor role as telco sector grows older

Having disrupted India's telecom market, Reliance Jio is preparing to sell its platforms to other companies.

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