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Former Comcast engineering exec Shane Portfolio heads to Charter

As SVP, network engineering and technology, Portfolio will oversee the architecture and engineering of Charter's core access network. Charter also upped two in its product/tech org: Gary Koerper and Mike Baldino.

Eurobites: Virgin Media trials TIP-tech Wi-Fi in Dublin

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Cellnex says M&A is off the table for now; Arm IPO delayed; Germany backs French rockets.

DFW Airport ponders a decade-long private wireless contract

Bids to build a wireless platform for the sprawling 27-square-mile North Texas airport are due this week. The airport wants a private network that routes people, bags and vehicles more efficiently than ever before.

CableLabs aims to bring mobility to Wi-Fi

Initially targeting the home, new tech developed by CableLabs strives to improve how smartphones connect to the best Wi-Fi link and, in turn, help cable ops cut MVNO costs by offloading more data to Wi-Fi networks.

Vantiva CEO on life after the Technicolor separation and spin-out

Luis Martinez-Amago explores the recent separation of Technicolor into two separately traded companies, and what's next for Vantiva, the company that now runs what used to be the Connected Home unit of Technicolor.

The Divide: How Presidio collaborates with the public sector on connectivity

This episode features Cyndi Barrera, sales vice president of SLED West at Presidio. We discuss a project Presidio worked on with Fort Worth, Texas, to bring Wi-Fi to all residents and other ways the company is working with municipalities to deliver connectivity.

Comcast boosting downstream speeds across all markets

Comcast is unleashing a wave of downstream speed increases ahead of a plan to make faster upload speeds available to customers on its 'xFi Complete' package.

With a single 3G network, N. Korea relies on Wi-Fi to deliver state content

A second Wi-Fi intranet has been discovered in Pyongyang, with verification required every time users access it.

India's HFCL focuses on new products to boost revenues

HFCL has transitioned from an optical fiber cable manufacturer to a vendor offering products and system integration services.

The Divide: LiveOak's Steve Smith on getting fiber-ready in Florida and Georgia

This week: LiveOak Fiber's Steve Smith joins the show to discuss the company's plans to build out fiber to 80,000 homes and businesses on the Emerald Coast of Florida and the Golden Isles of Georgia.

Boingo CEO Mike Finley: 5G innovation is starting to happen

Boingo's CEO said his company's new Las Vegas tech innovation lab will open later this year.

10G, PON and pandemic PR: Light Reading's super-official SCTE Cable-Tec Expo wrap™

Light Reading's Jeff Baumgartner and Nicole Ferraro, and Omdia's Jaimie Lenderman discuss takeaways from the SCTE Cable-Tec Expo in Philadelphia, where vendors and operators shared network upgrade strategies, pondered PON and more.

CableLabs' Kyrio unit tackles mobile hotspot automation

Kyrio's new 'ARC Hotspot' platform automatically shifts all of a home's Wi-Fi connected devices to a mobile hotspot when the primary broadband link goes down.

Eurobites: Ireland's Enet in €50M fiber foray

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Wi-Fi 6E trial in Portugal; Arm serves up new chip design; Liquid rents space on Eutelsat Konnect satellite.

MaxLinear 'AnyWAN' chips target FTTP, DOCSIS and FWA

MaxLinear's new family of gateway chips are designed to support multiple access networks and software platforms, and help its device and operator partners get a better grip on supply chain constraints.

RDK passes 100M device deployments worldwide, eyes FWA use cases

The community behind the operator-backed open-source stack for video set-tops, broadband gateways and connected cameras, is also exploring use cases for connected TVs and 5G fixed wireless gateways.

Eurobites: Has French Netflix challenge run out of road?

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom and Telefónica go roaming on the edge; it's showtime for SkyShowtime; Iskratel merges with S&T Slovenija.

The Buildout: Charter, Comcast get millions in Alabama, NTIA awards $280M to tribes, Vexus in Texas

This week in broadband builds: Charter, Comcast get millions in Alabama; NTIA awards $280 million for tribal networks; TDS construction in Idaho; Brightspeed's plans for Illinois and Michigan; and more.

Study highlights impact of 'digital redlining'

The research, which focuses on broadband access in Philadelphia, comes as the FCC is considering policy recommendations and rules changes to eliminate 'digital discrimination.'

Can wireless learn to love DeWi, blockchain and cryptocurrency?

Althea, Nova Labs (Helium), Pollen Mobile and Hexagon Wireless are among the players in the burgeoning DeWi (decentralized wireless) sector. But the odds may be stacked against them.

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