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Are Globalstar, Anterix, NextNav and Ligado ushering in a new era of 5G?

As the dust settles on the FCC's blockbuster C-band spectrum auction for 5G, investors appear to be turning to other potential sources of spectrum once thought unusable or uninteresting.

Cox heads to the edge

Cable op launches Cox Edge, an edge cloud computing service with global aspirations focused on a range of low-latency apps and services that can be offered in and out of Cox's traditional network footprint.

Dish's 5G core takes another step forward

For Dish Network, the Nokia 5G core in the AWS public cloud will support 'near zero-touch automation' and the ability to offer service level agreements to customers.

Samsung opts out of India's PLI for telecom gear – report

Samsung was a major beneficiary of the PLI for mobile device manufacturing, but it's decided not to make additional investment.

Light Reading Recap: Week of June 18

Last week's highlights included Viavi's ongoing pursuit of a merger with Exfo, Rakuten's open RAN plan to reveal what it's really paying for telecom gear, and we briefly ponder why Nokia would roll out the red carpet for open RAN developers in Dallas.

Huawei loses its day in court against the FCC

A US appeals court throws out Huawei's complaint against the FCC, though there's more to keep its lawyers busy in Canada, Poland, the UK and Sweden.

Axiata, Telenor seal Malaysian merger deal

Deal to merge Celcom and Digi is said to be worth $15 billion.

US is winning the Pacific cable wars

The US may be struggling to persuade the world to ban Huawei gear from 5G networks, but it's a clear winner in the Pacific subsea cable wars.

AT&T, T-Mobile don't want to reveal signal strength data

AT&T and T-Mobile balked at requests for their 'heat maps.' Such data would help to show their network signal strength data in the same way as the number of bars of service on a customer's phone does.

Intel's top researcher wants 6G to focus on network resiliency

Network resiliency is a difficult thing to achieve because wireless networks are typically spread across large geographies so there are many points where the network can fail.

Eurobites: Virgin Media O2 sees upside in upload for UK businesses

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Incari touts new 'European operating system'; Orange branding guys totally smash it; Proximus downsizes in Brussels.

Accelleran adds a Belgian flavor to open RAN

The Antwerp-based startup emerges from stealth mode with a new 5G product just as operators call for local alternatives to Asian and US providers.

Cable players are taking many paths to PON

Though many cable operators will continue to head down the road of DOCSIS in the years to come, they're also taking a close look at various FTTP options as they explore next-gen network moves.

Biden back in DC, but China still on his mind

Back from his foreign junket, Biden issues an order letting the government subpoena or ban Chinese app makers, while the FCC closes Huawei loopholes.

AT&T, Verizon are still using spectrum tied to Dish for COVID-19 traffic spikes

At issue are billions of dollars worth of spectrum licenses that Dish Network is still trying to acquire. The FCC, meantime, is loaning those licenses to AT&T and Verizon.

China 5G device sales slow

The China 5G handset juggernaut is slowing down – after growing at a thundering pace in early 2021 with 91 million devices shipped in the first four months.

Telecoms equipment market rebounds in Q1 2021 – Dell'Oro

Huawei retains its grip with a 36% share outside North America, almost equal to the combined share of Nokia, Ericsson and ZTE.

With five IPOs and $5B, SK plans Korea's SoftBank

Eyeing the SouthBank Group blueprint, South Korea's SK Telecom hives off an investment arm, with $5 billion and five IPOs lined up.

Open RAN a lifeline for emerging market telcos

The ardent debates around open RAN have obscured the reality that many of the biggest proponents of the new architecture are in the developing world.

WiCipedia: Coded Bias sheds light on facial recognition inequalities

This week in our WiC roundup: AI needs an overhaul; only 5% of tech roles are held by women of color; women take on the autonomous vehicle industry; and more.

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