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The Notebook Dump: Orange you glad the week is over?

Light Reading editors discuss orange skies over NYC, plus the future of the Affordable Connectivity Program, thoughts on Ciena's Vectors event, Apple's Vision Pro, CableLabs' DOCSIS 4.0 modem certification program and more.

DOCSIS 4.0 modems might first run rampant on DOCSIS 3.1 networks

New DOCSIS 4.0 modems will be capable of accelerating downstream speeds on existing DOCSIS 3.1 systems while operators push ahead with DOCSIS 4.0 network upgrades.

5G orchestration: Services, standards and slices

Heavy Reading's 5G Orchestration and Service Assurance Market Leadership Program (MLP) survey results indicate that mobile service providers are taking important steps in their journey to monetize 5G services.

China Telecom network crash takes down millions

A day after the event, China Telecom is still unable to explain why its network went down for five hours in China's wealthiest province.

The Buildout: Frontier wins $13.3 million in West Virginia

This week in broadband builds: West Virginia awards over $18 million, Block Island launches BroadbandBI, Spectrum expands in Ohio and more.

Is it the end of the road for India’s MTNL?

India's MTNL has been recording losses for several years now and the government seems to have decided to shut down operations instead of merging with BSNL.

Eurobites: EU to invest €8.1B in telecom and chips

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Parisians can stream the French Open on their phones via 5G – for free; BT talks network sustainability; World Bank invests in Safaricom Ethiopia's 4G and 5G networks.

The inside story on why UnaBiz bought Sigfox and what it did next

In the year since the takeover, UnaBiz CEO Henri Bong has been slashing costs, shredding the old business model and eyeing convergence with other IoT technologies.

Open RAN still needs to prove itself, says Fujitsu

Japanese vendor Fujitsu acknowledges open RAN equipment is still struggling for commercial credibility.

Lynk inks New Zealand deals seeking cash to grow satellite fleet

Lynk Global has secured two new MNO partners in New Zealand as it seeks investment to grow satellite fleet and improve coverage reliability.

Amazon exploring ad-supported version of Prime Video – report

The WSJ says Amazon is in early talks to develop an ad-supported tier for Prime Video, a streaming service already included in Amazon Prime subscriptions and sold standalone for $8.99 per month.

EE ramps up 4G small cell rollout to over 600 sites

UK mobile operator EE indicates that hundreds more small cells are to be rolled out in the coming months while 5G small cell trials are also in progress.

CableLabs kicks off DOCSIS 4.0 modem certification program

Cable modem vendors can submit DOCSIS 4.0-based products to CableLabs starting June 26. With fees starting at $209,000, CableLabs is prepared to test modems supporting the FDD and FDX options of the specs.

Eurobites: Gigaclear secures up to £420M in new investment – report

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT boss stuck on £1.1 million a year; Deutsche Telekom hooks up with Ivanti; Sparkle lands in Libya.

ISPs beat only gas stations in ACSI consumer satisfaction survey

AT&T and T-Mobile topped the ACSI's latest customer satisfaction survey. Overall satisfaction of ISPs rose 6%, but still scored at the bottom of the barrel when compared to other industries.

Ciena lowers outlook as investors fret about $3.5B backlog

Analysts are unsure if the company's backlog, much bigger than usual, is shrinking because of economic problems or supply chain improvements.

NTT Docomo sees smart surfaces as key to 6G

Japan operator believes midband and sub-THz also will be essential to support dense 6G networks.

Sluggish housing move action poses more risk to US broadband growth

US housing move activity in May 2023 dipped 18% year-over-year, well below the drop-offs seen earlier in the year, Evercore ISI found in its latest analysis.

Vodafone and Three merger announcement imminent – Reuters

Sources cited by Reuters say a long-rumored merger between Vodafone and Three UK owner Hutchison is imminent, with an announcement to be made by early next week.

Eurobites: Telco CEOs plead their case in Brussels

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Breton highlights investment gap; Liberty Global's Telenet bid makes progress; Du deploys Nokia's fixed wireless tech.

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