Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: terabit interfaces trialed; BT's recruitment drive continues; Wind Tre goes with Amdocs for 5G billing.
The startup looking to bring new cloud-like efficiency to service provider networking has raised another $208 million and is eager to grow up fast.
Three mobile network operators outline their plan to reduce 'partial not-spots' under the UK's Shared Rural Network program.
Officials in the Biden administration offered little specificity when it came to China and Huawei, but they voiced support for a cohesive 5G spectrum strategy and changes to social media oversight.
SpaceX's Elon Musk and Amazon are trading jabs at the FCC and on Twitter over Starlink's proposal to lower the orbits of a portion of its broadband satellite fleet.
Light Reading's Women in Comms caught up with Clearfield President and CEO Cheri Beranek to discuss how the pandemic has impacted broadband demand, fiber infrastructure and the industry's efforts to close the digital divide.
Verizon said it will double the number of its mmWave transmission sites this year. But the operator reported fewer new customers in 2020 than expected, and its 2021 capex is also below projections.
TeleGeography finds average international Internet traffic increased 48% in 2020 but expects a return to more typical rates of growth.
Elon Musk's aerospace company stokes further the red-hot small satellite market by ferrying government and commercial spacecraft into orbit.
The new unit is potentially worth more than Telecom Italia and on course for a doubling in sales by 2024.
CEO Hans Vestberg says Verizon's Fios pay-TV product will stay in the mix even as the company continues to steer customers to streaming options with third-party partners.
The DIY wireless Internet service is giving some residents the fastest connections they've ever had.
Designed to support 4G and 5G small cells, new device from Hitron billed as the first to bake in the DOCSIS Time Protocol.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BICS replaces CEO; Ericsson follows REINDEER; Telefónica enters Cloud Garden 2.0 with IBM and Red Hat.
The new product offering from the Swedish equipment vendor could help service providers cater to enterprise needs.
'Verizon continues to hold a solid lead over its peers' when it comes to 5G network perception, according to Cowen analysts. Whether T-Mobile can cut into that lead remains to be seen.
More live sports could head to the NBCU's fledgling streaming service and help to fulfill its vision as a 'next-generation broadcast network' following the coming shutdown of the NBCSN sports net.
The Biden White House is aiming to build a 'comprehensive strategy' that pushes back on China's global economic influence, a stance that will keep Huawei sidelined in US 5G buildouts.
'We had thought that the launch of a 5G iPhone could be a catalyst,' wrote the analysts at Evercore. 'As it turned out, churn and upgrade activity has remained modest.'
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