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American Tower and IBM take sustainability from the cloud to the edge

American Tower and IBM executives join the podcast to discuss how the tower company's acquisition of CoreSite has impacted its data center business, how the edge computing market is evolving, and why sustainability and energy consumption is a growing concern for both American Tower and IBM.

Exploring cable's urge to converge

CableLabs' Randy Levensalor explained how and why the cable industry is paving a path to wireline/wireless network service convergence, and some of the challenges that lie ahead.

AWS is on a mission to port open RAN to Arm and end x86 monopoly

With its Graviton processors, AWS is working with Nokia and other software companies to provide an architectural choice for telcos.

An app store for 5G network operators could open – eventually

Smartphone app stores gave birth to a range of apps such as Angry Birds, Instagram and even Fart World. Now, open RAN technology may create a similar marketplace for xApps and rApps for 5G networks.

Verizon's Debika Bhattacharya on the endless possibilities for generative AI

Verizon CPO Debika Bhattacharya explains how the company is using generative AI, its approach to edge computing and why FWA and cloud elasticity are on the rise.

Vecima's DAA sales double amid fiber buildouts and HFC upgrades

A 104% surge in sales for distributed access architecture gear led Vecima Networks to post record fiscal Q3 revenues. But the company warned of some near-term lumpiness in the broadband access sector.

CableLabs touts progress on 100-Gig CPON tech

CableLabs has defined an architecture and a wide range of use cases for 100-Gig coherent PON, but commercial use of CPON technology is still a few years away.

Casa fights 'FUD' to score vCCAP deal

Casa wrapped a delayed deal to supply network virtualization and DAA products to Claro Colombia after dealing with 'untruths being circulated by some of our fact-challenged competitors,' says interim CEO Ed Durkin.

1&1 costs are starting to mount, and it only has 20 sites

One of the world's three big greenfield open RAN projects, 1&1 has been hurt by rollout delays it blames on Vantage Towers.

Network upgrades set stage for boom in cable outdoor plant market

Enhancements to DOCSIS 3.1 networks and prep for DOCSIS 4.0 upgrades have the cable outdoor plant equipment market poised to pull down almost $10B through 2023, predicts Dell'Oro Group.

Harmonic's 'CableOS' now connected to 18.4M modems

Harmonic claims deployments of CableOS, its virtualized platform for access networks, now covers about 10% of the global cable modem footprint.

CommScope preps virtual CMTS as cable ops push network upgrades

Revenues at CommScope's access network solutions unit dropped 5.7% in Q1, but the company expects revenues to be more heavily weighted toward the second half of 2023.

Eurobites: UK clamps down on dodgy digital dealing

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UK AI gets a taskforce; E& ups its stake in Vodafone; hospital wards get the virtual treatment.

Casa cuts staff, remains 'totally committed to cable'

Casa Systems has cut its workforce by at least 10% this week while execs reaffirm a commitment to cable.

India helps Ericsson avoid worse dip as US spending sinks

Ericsson saw profits tumble on 'inventory adjustments' in North America and the costs of integrating its recent acquisitions.

Casa touts traction for its DOCSIS 4.0-ready node

Casa Systems says Tier 1 ops in North and South America are deploying the DA2200, a DOCSIS 4.0-ready node that can support either the Full Duplex DOCSIS or Extended Spectrum DOCSIS flavor of the technology.

Enter now: The 2023 Light Reading Leading Lights awards

Light Reading is now accepting nominations for outstanding achievements in 5G, broadband, optical networking, AI, edge computing, digital transformation and more as part of its annual Leading Lights awards program.

Balancing simplicity and complexity at the multi-service edge

Metro networks are evolving to meet the demands of the multi-service edge. Operators must continue to efficiently scale their networks while adding programmability and automation. Most recently, sustainability has also become a top requirement. #sponsored

HPE juggling private 5G, Wi-Fi and even Dell after Athonet buy

The takeover of Italian developer Athonet added 5G core expertise to HPE's product line-up but raises questions about its future strategy.

Eurobites: European Commission casts doubt on Broadcom-VMware deal

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Italy gives ChatGPT an ultimatum; Blik expands; Cellnex goes with Synamedia; TIM's new incubator.

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