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More doubt cast on reported Amazon mobile talks

AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon have already denied they are in mobile discussions with Amazon, but analysts have weighed in to explain why such a deal doesn't add up for all sides.

Charter taps Nokia for targeted 5G network deployment

Charter will use Nokia's 'AirScale' gear, including strand-mounted CBRS radios, for the operator's targeted 5G network deployment. Nokia says it marks its first 'large-scale' wireless 5G deal in the cable sector.

eSIM adoption hits inflection point, says Counterpoint

Over 6 million eSIM and iSIM devices will be shipped in the next five years as Counterpoint says the market has reached a high-growth phase.

The Divide: IEEE's David Witkowski on LEO's scalability challenges

This week: IEEE Senior Member David Witkowski on developments and challenges in the low-Earth orbit (LEO) satellite space and what role LEO connectivity can play in closing broadband gaps.

As users leak to Starlink, NBN Co weighs future satellite options

One expert calls for strategic investment in OneWeb as lower-risk option for remote broadband.

Nvidia GPU pitch to telcos is far from perfect

The chipmaker's two-for-one AI and virtual RAN deal is unlikely to make sense to operators outside the most densely populated and fiber-rich cities.

Eurobites: German antitrust agency probes Vantage's 1&1 site delays

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: WHO adopts EU's digital approach to health threats; Deutsche Telekom does more on blockchain; FAST forward for video streaming.

China bristles over proposed Huawei 5G ban in Portugal

Portugal's cybersecurity council puts forward a resolution that could exclude Huawei et al from 5G networks. China isn't happy.

Another cable operator switches off cable TV

Montana's Mid-Rivers Communications is joining a small but growing group of operators that is dropping its own pay-TV services and ceding it all to streaming.

What's the Story? TXO takes on tenuous supply chain and equipment incumbents

Light Reading's Tereza Krásová joins the podcast to discuss TXO System's role in the 'circular economy.' We discuss the economic and environmental reverberations an increased demand for repaired and refurbished equipment in the telecom industry could create.

Amazon talking to carriers about cheap (or free) mobile service for Prime subs – report

Dish shares spiked Friday following a Bloomberg report that Dish is among the mobile operators negotiating with Amazon. Update: AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon deny they are in such discussions.

The Buildout: Charter, Conexon, Comcast win Florida broadband grants

This week in broadband builds: Charter wins $14.4 million in Florida; Treasury Department approves $151.5 million for Mississippi broadband; Ziply announces service launches – and more.

NTT Docomo promises 'competitive' open RAN 5G product by year-end

Docomo is hoping to build a global open RAN business with pre-tested 5G gear under its new Orex brand.

The limits of openness

Telcos fanatical about virtualization and the avoidance of lock-in are ultimately facing disappointment.

Eurobites: Ericsson hopes to cash in on EU-US tech deal

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson and DT implement network slicing; Telefonica chairman takes over as Virgin Media O2 chair; Inmarsat Maritime launches satellite internet for coastal areas.

Better maps, measurement will aid broadband funding, ROI

Wireless 20/20 Senior Analyst Berge Ayvazian urges carriers to look at the ROI of fiber deployments when determining how to best connect underserved customers.

Nokia Bell Labs' Peter Vetter: 6G, the network with the sixth sense

Nokia's Peter Vetter joins the podcast to discuss challenges to deploying and reaping the benefits of 6G. He explains progress toward developing 6G standards and how 6G will fuse digital and physical environments.

Google Fiber won't 'directly' participate in government funding programs

Google Fiber is in expansion mode, but the unit apparently won't chase after funds set aside for BEAD and other rural-focused government subsidy programs. Or at least it won't pursue those dollars on its own.

France tackles 'anarchic' home fiber installations with new bill

The French Senate has just adopted a bill that aims to eliminate home fiber installation 'malfunctions' that 'poison the daily life of many French people.'

SoftBank's 5G collaboration with Nvidia reaps reward

SoftBank's high-profile new partnership with Nvidia can be traced to its early enthusiasm over GPU role in vRAN.

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