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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.

The standalone streaming player isn't dead yet, Roku CFO says

Steven Louden acknowledges that consumers are shifting to connected TVs with integrated operating systems, but says there's still an important role to play for standalone streaming players and dongles.

Grant Spellmeyer to succeed Matt Polka as ACA Connects CEO

Spellmeyer most recently served as vice president of government affairs at UScellular.

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.

Marcien Jenckes to helm the Comcast-Charter streaming JV

Jenckes, currently president of advertising at Comcast Cable, previously headed up the operator's residential video and broadband businesses.

BT limps off pitch with Warner sports deal as business withers

The UK incumbent is exiting a sports market in which it has invested heavily and faces no shortage of other business challenges.

Disney+ hits 137M subs

Disney's direct-to-consumer unit lost $877M while revenues climbed 23%

Eurobites: Swisscom draws on Amazon's cloud clout

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ethio Telecom launches 5G services; Ofcom seeks mmWave feedback; Nokia opens 5G security lab in US.

Cable One isn't feeling T-Mobile's FWA heat yet

The cable operator estimates its FTTP overlap to be about 20%, up from an estimate of 14% about a year ago, as more telcos add to fiber routes.

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.

Canada objects to Rogers' $20.1B marriage to Shaw

Regulator apparently unhappy about Rogers' choice of buyer for Shaw's mobile assets, fearing this would hurt competition.

Dish pay-TV losses accelerate to 462,000 in Q1

Dish shares drop 19% as worse-than-expected pay-TV subscriber losses – 228,000 for satellite TV and 234,000 for Sling TV – roughly doubled the company's video losses from a year ago.

Net broadband subscriber adds the 'new normal' at Frontier, CEO says

Frontier added a record 54,000 fiber broadband subs in Q1 2022, more than enough to more than offset copper losses. Frontier posted a net gain of 20,000 total broadband subs for the period.

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.

Charter CTO Stephanie Mitchko-Beale sets her exit

Cable industry vet Mitchko-Beale will remain with Charter for an unspecified transition period. Meanwhile, Charter has promoted Justin Colwell, one of its first mobile-focused execs, to drive its converged network strategy.

Eurobites: BT takes a chance on Amazon's cloud

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: school's in for TIP; Paramount+ reaches UK, Ireland in June; UK tech regulator de-fanged.

What's the Story? NAB showcases ATSC 3.0 standard and 8K

The NAB show buzzed with discussions about the ATSC 3.0 standard for broadcast TV, latency concerns for live TV and streaming services, and 8K.

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.

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.

Charter wraps buildout of mobile core as CBRS market trial nears

Charter, which added 373K mobile lines in Q1, has begun rolling out 'Spectrum Mobile Speed Boost,' a feature that provides 1-Gig speeds to mobile devices in-home, even if the customer's home broadband is provisioned to deliver less than 1-Gig.

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