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Salt hails strong Q3 amid fiber network concerns

Fri, 11/26/2021 - 05:20
Switzerland-based operator reports strong Q3 revenue growth, but fiber ambitions face a setback after Swisscom ruling.
Categories: Optical Networks

Ericsson's $6.2B Vonage deal has befuddled investors - no wonder

Fri, 11/26/2021 - 04:45
Vonage's relevance to 5G is questionable and shareholders will be asking if the cash would have been better spent elsewhere.
Categories: Optical Networks

Eurobites: Private equity rivals consider joint bid for TIM – sources

Thu, 11/25/2021 - 23:00
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Proximus helps out with electric vehicle charging; Tele2 connects the electric road; BT moves into new global HQ.
Categories: Optical Networks

RAN momentum checked by supply chain squeezes - Dell'Oro

Thu, 11/25/2021 - 10:30
Analyst firm expects 2022 RAN spend to grow only 3% year-on-year, after two years of double-digit increases.
Categories: Optical Networks

Behind China's huge 5G numbers: Fast rollout and low prices

Thu, 11/25/2021 - 09:05
China's 5G rollout remains a story of government-mandated deployment and rock-bottom fees.
Categories: Optical Networks

Eurobites: Nokia and Yadro combine on basestations in Russia

Thu, 11/25/2021 - 05:40
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: ETSI secures smartphones; CityFibre shows some 800Gbit/s backbone; Atos and OVHcloud extend partnership in France.
Categories: Optical Networks

Vodafone sticks a wind turbine on a mobile mast

Thu, 11/25/2021 - 05:30
The UK operator is pioneering an innovative solution to the problem of running power to mobile sites in the countryside.
Categories: Optical Networks

Orange CEO quits after fraud conviction

Thu, 11/25/2021 - 03:30
The 'affaire Tapie' has finally forced Orange's President Directeur General to step down after 11 years.
Categories: Optical Networks

Reliance Jio lost 19M users in September

Thu, 11/25/2021 - 03:01
The Indian telco giant's customer base is shrinking as rural subscribers and customers treating it as a second SIM quit service.
Categories: Optical Networks

AT&T, Verizon to temporarily turn down 5G power to address FAA worries

Wed, 11/24/2021 - 14:57
'We will ... adopt these precautionary measures to allow for additional time for continued analysis,' the two companies wrote of their plans to reduce the power of their 5G networks.
Categories: Optical Networks

After missing 4G and 5G, HAPS supporters now target 6G

Wed, 11/24/2021 - 13:47
Japan's SoftBank hopes to raise money for 'capital expenditures, research and development, business operations and other areas' in its High Altitude Platform Station (HAPS) business.
Categories: Optical Networks

Fab news with new $17B Texas Samsung chip plant

Wed, 11/24/2021 - 13:30
With a new fab to open in late 2024, Samsung takes its total US investment to $47 billion, and pockets generous subsidies after a fierce bidding war.
Categories: Optical Networks

Streamers bump Black Friday bargains to spur sagging sub growth

Wed, 11/24/2021 - 12:00
AMC+, Disney+, Paramount+, Discovery+ and many others push Black Friday discounts to get larger subscriber numbers in the plus column.
Categories: Optical Networks

Nokia caught in telco schism over open RAN

Wed, 11/24/2021 - 09:45
The Finnish equipment vendor rejects the charge its software works only with its own hardware and finds an ally in BT.
Categories: Optical Networks

Fraud could drag down Biden's broadband ambitions - report

Wed, 11/24/2021 - 09:00
'There are many more EBB-enrolled households that claimed they have a dependent child at certain CEP schools than students who are actually enrolled in those schools,' warned the FCC's inspector general.
Categories: Optical Networks

Spectrum-sharing task force chair: 'It really doesn't have to be a spectrum fight'

Wed, 11/24/2021 - 08:00
As the commercial 5G industry and the US military begin working to share spectrum in the lower 3GHz band, the head of the National Spectrum Coalition task force on the issue remains hopeful.
Categories: Optical Networks

The future of fiber optic innovation: Part II

Wed, 11/24/2021 - 07:00
The next 50 years of optical communications will most likely be dedicated to addressing key fundamental challenges to make the optical expansion more efficient and practical, and to make these predictions even riskier (and more fun).
Categories: Optical Networks

Eurobites: Orange's Richard found guilty in Tapie case

Wed, 11/24/2021 - 06:50
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telenor divests Open Universe, FTTH assets; Vivendi has no plans to exit TIM; ADVA recommends Adtran bid to shareholders.
Categories: Optical Networks

EU acts to tackle might of 'gatekeeper' platforms

Wed, 11/24/2021 - 06:25
The Digital Markets Act takes a further step towards the goal of ending 'unfair practices of big online platforms.'
Categories: Optical Networks

Swiss carriers outpace UK, US on 5G speeds - RootMetrics

Wed, 11/24/2021 - 02:50
Swisscom in pole position on speed and availability, according to the latest report.
Categories: Optical Networks

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