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China handset sales fall off a cliff

Total smartphone shipments sank 40.5% to 21.5 million in March, with 5G shipments down 41% to 16.2 million.

NTT's Rika Nakazawa on managing rubrics for private 5G networks

Nakazawa discusses how the operator manages private networks for customers both on-campus and while roaming, and shares future use cases for the private network market.

Altice USA ramps up for 5-Gig service

Under its new Optimum Fiber brand, the third-biggest cable operator in the US plans to launch symmetrical 5-Gig and 2-Gig services over fiber in the New York metro area, starting in early June.

MTS dances around Ukraine-shaped elephant

The Russian mobile operator reported growth for 2021, but the future is unclear as Moscow's actions in Ukraine affect the domestic market.

In Oklahoma, T-Mobile suddenly faces a new 5G spectrum landlord

The FCC is reviewing the transfer of a 2.5GHz spectrum license to WCO from the Owasso public school district. T-Mobile is leasing that midband spectrum license for use in its 5G network.

Big 5G Event: T-Mobile expands and Dish sets growth plans

The editors discuss T-Mobile's geographic expansion of 5G coverage, Dish Network's ambitious growth plans, and provide a recap of the Women in Telecom workshop.

Dish is not wedded to AWS after all

The company building America's newest mobile network wants a hybrid cloud deployment and not AWS lock-in, it says.

Here are 10 big broadband moments from the last 12 months

While we're covering the Big 5G event, here's a look back at a few broadband industry highlights from the last 12 months.

Kimberly Maki lends SCTE a helping hand

Maki, a former exec of both SCTE and Bright House Networks, is consulting with the organization as SCTE makes plans for Cable-Tec Expo to return as an in-person show this fall in Philadelphia.

Eurobites: Ericsson shuffles its management pack

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT makes quantum leap; Richard says no to golden handshake; Telefónica leads investment in wearables-for-seniors startup.

Verizon's Miguel Carames: 5G and edge computing could make telecom cool again

Carames says telcos experienced a bit of a missed opportunity to participate in the over-the-top economy with 4G, but 5G and edge computing open the door to deliver new services and business value to end users out of the gate.

A rich history, but modern technology has sidelined the ITU

Today the ITU is best-known for hosting the quadrennial World Radio Conference that decides on spectrum allocations for every industry that uses electromagnetic bands.

AT&T testing open RAN, but CTO won't offer deployment timelines

AT&T's Andre Fuetsch expects to first deploy open RAN equipment in small cells and private wireless networking scenarios before moving it into its broader, macro network.

T-Mobile US throws down 5G gauntlet to slow-moving rivals

Neville Ray, the operator's chief technology officer, boasts a leadership position following the takeover of Sprint.

Sensing, deep learning, massive MIMO: 6G begins to take shape

Sensing, deep learning and upgrades to massive MIMO and full duplex are emerging as some of the key technologies that will define 6G, experts say.

The standalone streaming player isn't dead yet, Roku CFO says

Steven Louden acknowledges that consumers are shifting to connected TVs with integrated operating systems, but says there's still an important role to play for standalone streaming players and dongles.

Grant Spellmeyer to succeed Matt Polka as ACA Connects CEO

Spellmeyer most recently served as vice president of government affairs at UScellular.

Vodafone CEO quizzed on lack of M&A

Nick Read nonetheless insists many active and detailed M&A conversations are ongoing, and reiterates that Vodafone is on the lookout to monetize Vantage Towers through a co-controlled JV.

India finally gets its 5G testbed

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated a 5G testbed – the first time India has come up with one for any communications technology.

6G has every chance of screwing the carriers

Another big investment round will net billions for governments and equipment vendors, while forcing operators to dig deep.

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