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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.

Canada officially gives Huawei and ZTE the boot

Operators need to clear the Chinese vendors out of their 5G networks by mid-2024 and stop buying any products from them later this year.

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.

Eurobites: UK's project gigabit two-thirds done – Ofcom

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange appoints new non-exec chairman; small-cell pilot in London's Square Mile; Telefónica virtualizes Rafa Nadal.

80% of Verizon's FWA business customers use it as their primary connection

Unlike earlier 4G-based use cases, the 5G version of FWA is 'not a secondary backup' for the vast majority of Verizon's commercial services customers, says Verizon Business CEO Tami Erwin.

What Ericsson's restructure is all about

The Swedish equipment maker is seeking improvements at underperforming units and setting up its enterprise stall.

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.

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.

Dish is not wedded to AWS after all

The company building America's newest mobile network wants a hybrid cloud deployment and not AWS lock-in, it says.

Eurobites: Ericsson shuffles its management pack

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT makes quantum leap; Richard says no to golden handshake; Telefónica leads investment in wearables-for-seniors startup.

T-Mobile US throws down 5G gauntlet to slow-moving rivals

Neville Ray, the operator's chief technology officer, boasts a leadership position following the takeover of Sprint.

6G has every chance of screwing the carriers

Another big investment round will net billions for governments and equipment vendors, while forcing operators to dig deep.

TIM closes in on €3B in funding – report

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

Eurobites: Allegations fly in Phones 4U case

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Openreach fiber rolls on; Ziggo brings the gig to Hoogeveen; Sparkle teams up with Atos.

Ting Internet to take on Comcast and Verizon in Alexandria

After securing a franchise earlier this year, Ting says construction will start this summer on the fiber network, which will eventually connect more than 90,000 homes in the area.

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.

E& snaps up 9.8% stake in Vodafone

The UAE-based operator says it has no intention of making an offer for Vodafone and indicates it is fully supportive of the current management.

Eurobites: TIM, Open Fiber share network in Italy's 'white areas'

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom increases stake in OTE; Vodacom's full-year numbers; Swiss voters want Netflix et al to pay their way.

Rakuten is dumping Red Hat's OpenStack for its own cloud tech

Following the acquisition of Robin.io in February, the Japanese company is phasing out an older platform it used to support its mobile network.

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