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US military spearheads private 5G for California first responders

The project has the potential to support 5G networks anywhere they're needed, 'all while outside the range of existing cellular networks,' according to the DoD.

Verizon SVP Debika Bhattacharya on the credibility conundrum for women in comms

Light Reading recently caught up with Bhattacharya during a fireside chat at Light Reading's Big 5G Event in Denver to discuss the role mentors and sponsor have played in her career, and what she sees as the current biggest barriers for women in the industry.

AT&T pushes past 5.72M fiber subs as supply chain challenges persist

Meanwhile, WarnerMedia's HBO and HBO Max base nears 70M, thanks to international expansions, helping to offset a subscriber hit resulting from the media giant's decision to halt distribution of HBO content via the Amazon Channels platform.

The Divide: How LUS Fiber makes the muni model work in Lafayette, Louisiana

This week: Ryan Meche, director of LUS Fiber, a municipal fiber provider in Lafayette, Louisiana, on why the city chose a municipal broadband model, how it's funded and how it works and the company's plans for a potential NTIA grant.

Open RAN has a 2G Achilles' heel

Not many open RAN vendors can support 2G, and that technology seems likely to be around for years.

The 5G pricing war shifts into high gear

At the exact same time that AT&T executives were boasting that their 'aggressive acquisition and retention efforts continue to bear fruit,' T-Mobile launched a new $1,000 competitive attack.

CommScope takes partnership path to DOCSIS 4.0

CommScope and a pair of partners are developing chipsets and a network architecture for DOCSIS 4.0 that aims to expand the ecosystem for vendors and MSOs. It should also prevent Broadcom from cornering the market.

Telenet gives Ericsson a bigger 5G role

Liberty Global-owned Belgian operator appears to have fully pivoted away from Chinese supplier ZTE.

More 5G means greener society – report

New report from trade association Mobile UK says government can burnish their green credentials by doing more to promote 5G.

Vodafone plans software blitz to cut IT spend and cloud risks

The operator is to add another 7,000 software experts to its team by 2025 as it aims for more technology independence.

Marc Ganzi, through Zayo, could buy Windstream, Uniti next – reports

A group of investors – including Zayo and its parent company DigitalBridge, and fronted by Marc Ganzi – are reportedly exploring to acquire broadband network owner Uniti Group and its Windstream business.

Cox preps for high-split trials in 2022

Big US cable operator aims to start high-split spectrum upgrade trials and accelerate rollouts of mid-split upgrades as it seeks to create more upstream capacity in its HFC plant.

Andromeda bidders avoid auction failure – but now the real work begins

With more than $15 billion in winning bids, the FCC's 3.45GHz-3.55GHz spectrum auction officially passed its reserve price. Now, though, auction winners will need to buy more radios.

Verizon beats Q3 expectations, but troubles in wireless loom

'Despite a relatively healthy third quarter report – albeit against relatively easy year ago comps – there are reasons for disquiet,' wrote the financial analysts at MoffettNathanson.

Verizon has 150,000 fixed wireless access subs

In its first disclosure of fixed wireless access subscriber figures, Verizon said it added 55,000 FWA subs in Q3 2021, representing about 42% of the 129,000 net broadband subscribers it added in the period.

Google Fiber's 2-Gig footprint expands

San Antonio is the latest Google Fiber market to get access to a relatively new service tier that pumps out 2Gbit/s downstream and 1Gbit/s upstream for $100 per month.

Alibaba in the race to rescue failed chip firm Unigroup

Tsinghua Unigroup, one of the biggest chip-makers, was forced into bankruptcy after accumulating debts of at least 100 billion yuan ($15.3 billion).

Phoenix plots further growth with West Indies tower deal

Tower company enters into agreement with Altice-owned Outremer Telecom to buy 203 towers and new towers over 10 years.

Netflix shows why telcos should fear AWS

The streaming service is more popular than ever and its share price has soared, but its public-cloud arrangements carry enormous risk.

Netflix adds 4.4M subs in Q3, pushes global total to 213.56M

Netflix, which expects to add another 8.5 million subs in Q4, says it will soon measure engagement of titles on an hours-viewed basis rather than the current one based on viewership among subscriber households.

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