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BT faces more summer strikes

The UK telco’s summer of discontent shows no sign of ending with more strikes planned in August.

What's the story? HBO Max and Discovery+ to merge next year

It's going to be a bit of a waiting game to see if the combined video service of HBO Max and Discovery+ will be able to scale, and if it'll bring in a bigger and broader audience.

Eurobites: ESA considers SpaceX rocket-launcher option

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: KPN does deal with HBO Max; VEON's Bangladeshi unit helps content creators; Deutsche Telekom, Bayern Munich go into extra time.

Security roundup: Network security sales to top $150 billion by 2026; Ransomware Task Force's advice for SMBs

In this security roundup, Dell'Oro predicts that network security sales will exceed $150 billion in the next five years, and the Ransomware Task Force releases a new report for SMBS on addressing ransomware threats.

US cable broadband thrown for a loss, for the first time, in Q2

Top US cable operators swung to a first-ever loss of broadband subs in Q2 2022. Alongside that loss of 60,000 subs, fixed wireless providers gained more than 800,000 customers in the period, according to LRG.

'Thanks guys, great quarter'

A list of Light Reading's coverage of Q2 2022 earnings calls, and whether or not women participated on each one.

CEO Penn bows out as Telstra clears last NBN hurdle

Telstra CEO Andy Penn bows out on a buoyant note, with the telco clearing its last big NBN hurdle and raising its dividend for the first time in seven years.

Rogers looks to save Shaw acquisition with new Videotron deal

Videotron is to buy Freedom Mobile for around $2.2 billion in a transaction that presumably would allay regulatory concerns around Rogers' proposed $26 billion acquisition of Shaw.

Huawei shrinks further despite enterprise gains

Total revenue has shrunk by a third since 2020, mostly because of the sharp decline in its handset business.

Intelsat, OneWeb team on inflight connectivity

Two satellite providers combine LEO and GEO services to offer service to airlines by 2024.

What the 6GHz band might mean for FWA

Resound, Airspan, Nextlink, Cambium and other fixed wireless players are eagerly eyeing the 6GHz band, and it's possible that Verizon and T-Mobile could add the spectrum to their operations.

NCTC CEO recaps annual show, offers update on MVNO plan

Lou Borrelli, CEO of the recently renamed National Content & Technology Cooperative, joins the podcast to talk big takeaways from The Independent Show, reactions to the org's new name, updates on new, major projects … and how Borrelli stays connected from his sailboat.

Eurobites: Vodafone, Bayer take 5G into the greenhouse

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Enea lands $5.9 million messaging security deal; Telkom turmoil in South Africa; TDC Group sees mixed bag of results.

Foxxum puts RDK into the smart TV game

Foxxum says its new OS for connected TVs is built on the Reference Design Kit, a software stack managed by a joint venture of Comcast, Liberty Global and Charter, and used by dozens of service providers around the globe.

Starry still optimistic about RDOF

'We are confident it will be granted in the near term,' Starry said of its application for Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) money. That's noteworthy considering the FCC rejected LTD and Starlink from the RDOF.

T-Mobile may be prepping the sale of Sprint's wireline business

'We are obviously conducting a review as to the best way to manage that asset,' T-Mobile CEO Mike Sievert said when asked about what the company might do with Sprint's wireline network.

MTN Afghanistan gets $35M buyout offer

African operator MTN Group has a binding offer to acquire 100% of operations in Afghanistan as it continues plans to exit the Middle East and focus on Africa.

FCC commissioner 'surprised' to learn of Starlink RDOF rejection

The FCC denied RDOF awards for Starlink and LTD, prompting cheers from the fiber industry and jeers from a fellow FCC commissioner, who said he learned the news while 'on a work trip.'

Economy not stopping Deutsche Telekom growth, says CEO

Strong Q2 showings in US and Germany give Bonn-based Group cause for greater optimism.

Dutch 'mainports' make case for private 5G

As the Dutch government consults on 3.5GHz, Rotterdam port and Schiphol airport emphasize the need for spectrum for private use.

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