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AT&T quietly updates 5G coverage info amid mapping madness

AT&T updated its online coverage maps to show where it's offering midband 5G services. The operator hopes to cover around 100 million people with its midband network by the end of this year.

Downsized VEON looks beyond Russia for growth

Sale of Russian operations via an MBO will halve the group's annual revenues based on 2021 figures.

Eurobites: Openreach hits back at fiber go-slow claims

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT's Allera wants to share the social tariff burden; 5G in emerging markets; Orange, 1&1 strike roaming deal.

Towerco consolidation would show up huge conflicts of interest

Europe's biggest operators are selling tower services to the same companies they compete against in the consumer-facing market.

Tata in push to be India's first major telecom vendor

The Indian conglomerate thinks it can be an end-to-end vendor of telecom products, but so do many others.

In a first, China hands out 5G spectrum to aircraft-maker

Comac becomes first enterprise to acquire its own 5G spectrum – but it's unlikely to open the gate to more allocations.

What the rise of the robots means for BT

In a muddy corner of England, the UK's telecom incumbent is plotting its future in a world of drone-filled skies and farming robots.

Eurobites: BICS bigs up 5G SA roaming breakthrough

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Du virtualizes with Nokia; JSC Ingenium opts for Enea's DPI software; Microsoft goes green for Irish data centers.

Netherlands plots ways to close stubborn fiber gap

The Netherlands is stepping up efforts to connect 19,000 addresses at a cost that recent EU estimates put at up to €100,000 per household.

The Buildout: Comcast Business invests $3M in Virginia, NTIA awards $225M for tribal broadband

This week in broadband builds: Comcast Business expands in Virginia, NTIA awards $225 million for tribal broadband, Wave 7 progress in North Carolina, TDS Telecom in Wisconsin – and more.

Connecticut AG takes aim at Altice USA

State Attorney General William Tong has opened an investigation into the cable provider after 'nearly 500 complaints' about slow broadband speeds, hidden fees and poor technical support.

DOCSIS 4.0 CPE costs won't break the bank – Liberty Global CTO

Liberty Global's Enrique Rodriguez says the costs for D4.0 gateways won't exceed the costs of today's D3.1 gear. He also outlined how FTTP and DOCSIS 4.0 will fit into the company's network evolution plan.

T-Mobile may continue the fight over its employees' T-Voice group

'We completely disagree with the NLRB's decision and are disappointed in the outcome of this latest ruling,' T-Mobile said in a statement. 'We're considering next steps, including appealing.'

T-Mobile execs open a door to mmWave FWA

At a recent Qualcomm media gathering, T-Mobile executives indicated the carrier's 5G ambitions now include a 'much more broader' rollout of voice over 5G next year.

Eurobites: BT hits the brakes on fiber buildout

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telkom SA hit by power-cut costs; CMA launches mobile browser probe; Telecom Italia lets employees disconnect.

Sylva marks latest telco backlash against US public cloud

Europe's operators are not keen to run their telco workloads on expensive and suboptimal systems owned by US hyperscalers.

Another telco supply-chain shortage: cable ships

Supply of cable vessels near a breaking point as relentless cost-cutting drives out profit down the supply chain.

Ciena's buying two firms so it can bring more to the edge

The optical networking vendor adds pieces to complement its routing and switching portfolio in a market that's still heating up.

SES CTO on launching software-defined satellites

CTO Ruy Pinto met up with Light Reading on site at Boeing Satellite in El Segundo, California, earlier this month with an update on the scheduled O3b mPower satellite launch.

Dish begins publishing APIs, courting developers for 5G

Dish Network launched a new website for developers that offers a variety of application programming interfaces (APIs) into its 5G network.

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