In a groundbreaking development, Casa Systems, a prominent fixed and mobile vendor, showcased its prowess in extended spectrum (ESD) DOCSIS 4.0 technology. The company revealed that its virtual converged cable access platform (vCCAP) and Remote-PHY solution seamlessly integrate with third-party DOCSIS 4.0 cable modems, marking a significant milestone in the industry.

In a significant move, Australia has auctioned off 3.4 GHz and 3.7 GHz spectrum bands, amassing a considerable A$722 million. Telstra emerged victorious, with plans to enhance its 5G offerings, notably in rural Australia. However, Telstra’s rivals also secured frequencies, with speculation around their strategic plans. ACMA chair affirmed the benefits of this allocation for digital connectivity and competition, reflecting the shared optimism of telecom regulators and companies.

President Biden’s administration has launched an extensive review of over 2,700 megahertz of spectrum, perceiving its significant role in the nation’s technological leap. The initiative intends to implement a well-grounded American spectrum strategy, focusing on fostering tech advances, heightening public understanding about its economic role, and fostering a cooperative national framework.

In a bold move set to enhance its spectrum capabilities, T-Mobile US is poised to acquire Comcast’s 600 MHz frequencies, in a deal worth up to $3.3 billion. With 39 million subscribers potentially impacted, this decision reconfirms T-Mobile’s commitment to streamlining its 600 MHz range, especially in key US cities. It’s worth noting that despite the ambitious agreement, Comcast retains the rights to exclude any licenses before completion. The deal serves both parties well, promising to augment T-Mobile’s already substantial frequencies and refresh Comcast’s spectrum focus on high traffic areas.

The launch of two new offerings, Spectrum Business Connect with RingCentral and Spectrum Enterprise Unified Communications with RingCentral, has been announced as a result of a strategic partnership between Charter Communications, a provider of broadband connectivity, and RingCentral, a global provider of enterprise cloud communications solutions.   By integrating RingCentral MVPTM with Charter’s Spectrum high-speed internet and network solutions, these new offerings will give SMB and enterprise clients of Spectrum access to a robust, secured and user-friendly communications platform that will allow them to be productive from any location. Additionally, Charter’s clients will benefit from RingCentral’s AI-powered upgrades such as Advanced Meeting Insights and advanced analytics, which will help them modernize and optimize their communications and optimize their business growth and operations.   More than 90% of Spectrum markets currently have access to Spectrum Business Connect with RingCentral, the solution’s exclusive UCaaS provider. In the upcoming months, this service will…

Vodafone and Nokia test 100G PON tech Nokia’s new technology has been tested for the first time by Vodafone in Germany. The prototype used a single 25G laser and DSP technology developed at Nokia Bell Labs to create the single wavelength 100G PON transmission. Gavin Young, Head of Vodafone’s Fixed Access Center of Excellence, said the 100G PON is 40 times the capacity of today’s GPON networks and 10 times the capacity of the XGS-GPON. The 100G PON enables flexible tariffs and operates by grouping modems using a methodology similar to that already used in cable networks, suggesting that this cable network experience can help to better evaluate and take advantage of the new PON technology. Read more: https://tinyurl.com/xpai96uz Spectrum Enterprise leverages Cisco Meraki’s cloud platform Spectrum Enterprise is leveraging a new managed network solution based on Cisco’s Meraki cloud platform. Spectrum Enterprise’s Managed Network Edge (MNE) was designed to…

The auction for 100MHz of spectrum in the 3.5GHz bandwidth were sold to SK Telecom and KT, and on the other hand, LG Uplus received 80MHz of spectrum in that same bandwidth. The total amount that was raised by the auction was a little lower than anticipated with $3.6 billion. The Ministry of Science and Information and communication technology sold by auction 280MHz of spectrum in the 3.5GHz bandwidth and will later sale 2,400MHz in the 28GHz band. 5G networks will certainly reach South Korean as one of its first market to be launched on. The next few months and years will be important for SK telecom and KT. They want to make sure that South Korea will be “first for 5G” with an expected March 2019 as a deadline to start launching the news high speed network.