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CommScope takes another step toward DOCSIS 4.0

Supplier says a new, flexible distributed access architecture (DAA) product, which could play a role in future DOCSIS 4.0 networks, is ready for field deployments.

Google moves a step closer to running Vodafone

The operator is entrusting more of its systems to the public cloud and will use a technology developed with Google to realize cost savings and service improvements.

Now open: The 2021 Light Reading Leading Lights awards

Our entry page is live and we're now accepting your nominations for outstanding achievements in communications across 26 categories, including the Light Reading Hall of Fame.

American Tower: Edge computing worth 'billions of dollars annually'

'We intend to explore global joint ventures or partnerships to effectively leverage these inherent opportunities,' said American Tower's CEO.

CableLabs sparks 100-Gig PON project

Organization will seek participation from outside the traditional industry as operators continue pursuit of a blended network that will support HFC, PON and wireless.

US operators' edge strategies are still evolving

A recent Analysys Mason edge computing survey of global operators found that 87% said that edge computing was a top strategic priority.

Intel feels data center squeeze as competition grows

The chipmaking giant's latest numbers reveal a big sales drop at its second-largest division.

Dish fealty to AWS risks 'vendor lock-in' and open RAN fallout

The company building America's fourth mobile network does not appear to share policymakers' concerns about the dominance of the public clouds.

Comcast Full Duplex DOCSIS trial pumps out 4-Gig symmetrical speeds

Powered by a new Full Duplex DOCSIS chipset from Broadcom, the successful lab trial puts Comcast, and possibly other cable operators, on the road to DOCSIS 4.0 and '10G.'

Pushing antitrust act, senator takes aim at tech titans

The new Congress gets stuck into tech giants, with Senator Amy Klobuchar launching hearings about anti-competitive practices by Apple and Google.

Analysts tamp down hopes for edge computing proliferation

5G players ranging from American Tower to T-Mobile are investing in edge computing sites. However, a new report 'informed by the speed of light' raises questions about the parameters of the opportunity.

Podcast: The Divide – Scott Willis and Bruce Garrison on the 'collective ecosystem' required to reach the underserved

This week, Scott Willis, CEO of DartPoints; and Bruce Garrison, chief revenue officer of Bluebird Network, on their connectivity work in rural Iowa and the collaboration required to tackle the digital divide.

Synthesis Cloud plots plan for national broadcast Internet network

Startup plans to pair the new ATSC 3.0 signaling standard with spectrum from hundreds of low-power TV station partners to underpin a national IP multicast network and edge caching system.

5G operators turn to cloud giants to get to the edge

Building out the 5G edge was always going to be a collaborative effort – and for the telcos that have started service, the key collaborator is AWS.

Singtel and Optus partner with AWS for 5G edge

Singtel and Optus to make use of AWS Outposts on MEC infrastructure to support enterprise development of low-latency 5G services.

Cable upstream channel purchases almost doubled in Q4 2020 – Dell'Oro

The surge reflects rising activity around 'mid-split' and 'high-split' upgrades, but it does not necessarily mean that such upgrades are going gangbusters yet, says analyst Jeff Heynen.

Heavy Reading's Gabriel Brown on 5G's next wave

The symposium will be moderated by Brown, along with Jim Hodges, chief analyst, Heavy Reading, and it will feature speakers from Swisscom, Anritsu, Red Hat, 5G Americas, Telus and more.

DZS adds cloud clout with RIFT buy

Acquisition, which forms the basis of a new 'DZS Cloud' unit, represents a 'big missing ingredient' for DZS as mobile and fixed networks become more disaggregated and distributed, CEO Charlie Vogt says.

Rakuten, Dish Network and Akamai chart the future of edge computing

Rakuten counts around 3,000 edge computing sites in Japan. Akamai counts around 4,000 sites worldwide. Dish, meantime, is mapping out its own sites. This is how edge computing is maturing.

Ericsson, Huawei, AT&T attending MWC, others not so sure

The GSMA expects up to 50,000 attendees at its MWC show in Barcelona. Ericsson, Huawei, Telefónica, Parallel Wireless and AT&T confirmed they will be there. Others are still deciding.

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