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Rakuten Mobile's hiring freeze is ominous

What may be the most automated network on the planet could eventually have a massive cost advantage over its rivals.

Broadcom eyes $50B takeover of VMware – reports

Rumors have surfaced months after Dell completed its VMware spinoff and as the public cloud continues to advance.

Eurobites: Nokia extends private networks range

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT teams up with Qio on AI for sustainability; Three UK piggybacks on Currys; Eir sees EBITDA fall 7% in Q1.

Verizon's Miguel Carames: 5G and edge computing could make telecom cool again

Carames says telcos experienced a bit of a missed opportunity to participate in the over-the-top economy with 4G, but 5G and edge computing open the door to deliver new services and business value to end users out of the gate.

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.

Red Hat is a bright spot in the dreary IBM picture

Big Blue stumped up $34 billion for the open-source pioneer back in 2019, but was the huge outlay worth it?

AT&T's Jason Inskeep on the evolving private wireless landscape

'My team's kind of been like a SWAT team, attacking everything from our DoD [Department of Defense] customers to a couple [oil] refinery engagements,' said Inskeep, who works in AT&T's 5G Center of Excellence.

Eurobites: Vodafone moves closer to the edge

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia tackles energy management with SaaS; Telia workers get trained up in the cloud; Tesco Mobile takes the pistachio.

DOCSIS 4.0 revenues a couple years out, Casa CEO says

Meanwhile, the supplier is seeing 'high-split' trials and deployments perk up as cable operators seek ways to expand upstream capacity on DOCSIS 3.1 networks.

Eurobites: Telefónica Tech boosts IT services credentials with B-terna buy

Also in today's EMEA's regional roundup: Orange France chooses Ericsson's 5G charging software; BT class action rumbles on; the African edge.

CommScope CEO expects little uplift from Comcast-Charter streaming JV

Charter's 'not that big of a client for us at this point,' says CommScope CEO Chuck Treadway. Yet CommScope remains a key supplier of X1 and Flex boxes powered by Comcast's software platform.

Supply chain constraints cloud Casa's vision

Fresh off a big 5G core deal with Verizon, the cable and wireless supplier is forced to suspend 2022 guidance as visibility is being obstructed by persistent component shortages and general supply chain issues.

MobiledgeX is dead. Long live Google Cloud

The platform once touted as a future telco standard has succumbed like so many industry initiatives to Big Tech's advance.

MEF's TAB to buoy vendor voices in strategic work

CTO Pascal Menezes says the new advisory board will give technology supplier members more of a voice in MEF's strategic vision around cybersecurity, business automation, SD-WAN, underlay connectivity and edge computing.

Standardized 'GAP' node makes appearance at CableLabs 10G event

Charter, a champion of the 'Generic Access Platform' initiative, showed off a standards-based node capable of supporting DOCSIS, PON and even wireless service modules. Deployments could get underway in 2023.

Harmonic sees 'fiber islands' surface among cable ops

Harmonic's cable access revenues almost doubled in Q1 as CableOS deployments grew to 6.1 million, with 77 operators signed up to their virtualized access network platform.

Eurobites: CityFibre signs up Giganet across UK footprint

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ofcom investigates Shell Energy; Nokia sells edge routers in Denmark; Spotify loses podcast tech supremo.

A critical piece of Comcast's DOCSIS 4.0 puzzle begins to fall into place

Comcast expects to have an FDX Amplifier prototype in its labs by July. If the product works as advertised, it will vastly broaden Comcast's ability to roll out Full Duplex DOCSIS on its HFC networks.

Comcast, Charter take DOCSIS 4.0 and '10G' a step toward commercial reality

At the CableLabs '10G Showcase,' Charter and Comcast showed progress in the form of DOCSIS 4.0 demos powered by a blend of commercially-ready products and prototype technologies.

Google Cloud acquires MobiledgeX, will make it open source

MobiledgeX was founded by Germany's Deutsche Telekom in 2018. The company boasted work with 26 operators in total, including Telefónica, Orange, BT and Deutsche Telekom.

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