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Charter exploring converged core, based on 3GPP, that can manage wired networks

Charter is developing a 'proof of concept' showing a converged core, based on 3GPP, that can work with wired networks. 'That doesn't exist today,' says Charter's Manish Jindal.

Cable ops will use both options for DOCSIS 4.0 – CommScope exec

Guy Sucharczuk, CommScope's top access networks exec, believes cable ops could end up using both Extended Spectrum DOCSIS and Full Duplex DOCSIS in their DOCSIS 4.0 networks. 'You're going to use the best tool to get what you need,' he says.

The Notebook Dump: Ericsson acquires Vonage, national spectrum strategy, eSIM startup and Elvis impersonators

Light Reading editors get together for an informal recap of what's happened during the work week ended September 23, 2022.

Cloud and hosted UC services outpace growth on-premise

Spending for on-premise and cloud collaboration services grew 8% year-over-year (YoY) for Q2 2022, and hit nearly $15 billion per quarter.

Ganzi raises his personal DigitalBridge bet to almost $6M

DigitalBridge CEO Marc Ganzi now owns $5.8 million of his company's shares, having raised that investment by almost $1 million during the month of September alone.

Why is 5G SA taking so long?

The deployment of 5G core and the transition to 5G standalone (SA) operation – i.e., 5G without a dependency on 4G – is proving harder and taking longer than many in the industry had anticipated.

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.

The Buildout: More 'GREAT' news for Spectrum, Yellowstone Fiber goes live

This week in broadband builds: Spectrum gets millions more in 'GREAT' grants; ReConnect awards $502 million; Yellowstone Fiber live in Montana; NTIA awards $29 million for Alaskan tribes; Cajun Broadband breaks ground – and more.

Eurobites: Orange teams up with Netskope for security at the edge

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: OneWeb brings connectivity to superyachts; the digital divide and what to do about it; Iran blocks the Internet.

DTW 2022: Telecom fear and loathing in Copenhagen

The telecom industry revealed its hopes and fears about change and the cloud at the TM Forum's first bash in Denmark, and there was even a naked Dane.

Cyberattack breaches data of millions of Optus customers

Customer IDs, phone numbers and passport details exposed in biggest hack of Australian telco.

Huawei is reportedly rebuilding its telecom supply chain

JHICC will supply Huawei with processors and NSI will provide radio frequency components, a move that will allow the Chinese vendor to continue selling telecom equipment globally.

New ACA Connects CEO on drawing a bead on BEAD

Grant Spellmeyer, the new CEO of ACA Connects, explores the opportunities and challenges ahead for independent cable ops that intend to participate in the $42.45 billion Broadband Equity, Access and Deployment (BEAD) program.

CableLabs CEO digs into who met the '10G Challenge'

Light Reading connects with CableLabs President and CEO Phil McKinney to discuss the winners of the first '10G Challenge,' a contest to find innovative use cases for multi-gig speeds, low latency and enhanced security.

BT emergency call handlers set to join strike action

Operator slams Communications Workers Union for 'reckless course of action' as pay dispute escalates.

Here's what's next for T-Mobile's FWA business

T-Mobile has said it expects to have 7 million to 8 million fixed wireless access (FWA) customers by 2025. But that may be the start of a much larger plan.

The Divide: Ziply VP chats rural fiber builds, permit reforms and micro-trenching

This week: Jessica Epley, vice president of regulatory and external affairs at Ziply Fiber, joins the podcast to discuss the company's rural buildouts, federal funding and why permit reform is one key to closing the digital divide.

Eurobites: Ofcom launches probe into UK cloud services

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: more holograms ahoy; FiberCop partners with BrainBox; Ericsson touts AI apps for network troubleshooting.

O-RAN Alliance delists Russian firms, keeps Chinese

The names of Russian companies, including one on the US sanctions list, have been removed from the O-RAN Alliance membership page.

Vocus targets resources sector with $670M in cable builds

Backed by new owners, Australian fiber player brings capacity and diversity to remote northwest and northern regions.

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