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Verizon Frontline and THOR tap 5G for disaster response

Verizon Frontline tackles first responder challenges with a prototype response vehicle that operates on a 5G network.

Tonga faces a month without Internet in wake of eruption

Pacific island state Tonga will be without Internet services for at least a month after a massive volcanic eruption cut the sole international cable link.

Vodafone's first 5G open RAN site goes live – minus antennas

The UK operator's launch of open RAN technology is a brave step as doubts linger about the path ahead.

Telefónica sees the smaller open RAN picture in Germany

O2 Germany activates 4G open RAN small cells in Munich; 5G SA minicells to follow later this year.

Eurobites: Vodafone, Qualcomm combine on iSIM

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: counting the cost of GDPR transgressions; shareholders back Vodacom's Egyptian deal; Proximus in poles position.

Eurobites: Telefónica Tech and Grupo Álava team up on 5G-fueled predictive maintenance

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Portugal's IP Telecom upgrades with Nokia; Orange turns to solar power in Côte d'Ivoire; Intracom Telecom expands mmWave range for FWA.

AT&T, Dish win big in Andromeda auction, Verizon gets nothing

The results of the FCC's auction of midband spectrum between 3.45GHz and 3.55GHz are in: AT&T spent $9 billion, Dish spent $7.3 billion, T-Mobile spent $2.9 billion. And Verizon spent nothing.

CableLabs targets rural broadband with new 'FARMSIS' fixed wireless specs

The specs, which define a set of wireless adapters for network nodes and cable modems, aim to reduce deployment costs and tap into various spectrum bands, including CBRS, ISM and even TV white spaces.

Ericsson plans return in cheery news for MWC, but Sony may be out

An intended comeback by the Swedish equipment vendor bodes well for the Barcelona-based trade show.

Eurobites: Lebanon's telcos in 'crisis management mode'

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: TIM rides the rails; BT chairman in line for regulator role; Ukraine suffers massive cyberattack.

TSMC massively ups capex on advanced chips

Taiwanese semiconductor firm looks to capture future growth in 5G and high-performance computing with a planned capex splurge of between $40 billion and $44 billion during 2022.

MobiledgeX ponders new biz model as it bets on multicloud role

Telco resistance to all-in deals with public cloud vendors could suit the edge middleware startup, but it might need a different approach.

India probes finances of Chinese device makers

Authorities are reportedly investigating whether companies such as Xiaomi and Oppo evaded duties and abused their market position.

Omdia's Pablo Tomasi: Why 2022 won't be the year of 5G private networks

The industry will have to resolve itself to the idea that 2022 isn't the year of 5G for private networks, says Omdia Analyst Pablo Tomasi.

Spectrum-starved Rakuten will be loss-making until 2026 – analysts

The Japanese operator is hobbled by its lack of 4G airwaves, costly roaming deal with KDDI and 5G lag, but its cost arguments stack up, according to the latest research.

India becomes biggest shareholder in Vodafone Idea

The government is now the largest single shareholder in the ailing telco after it chose to convert outstanding regulatory charges into equity.

DT moves open RAN head into CTO role as Choi steps aside

German incumbent names Abdu Mudesir as its chief technology officer, with Alex Choi taking charge of research.

Virgin Media O2 'blows UK roaming door wide open'

The MNO is the only one of the four mobile network operators in the UK to refrain from imposing post-Brexit roaming fees – so far.

Orange puts three on shortlist for future CEO – report

Reports suggest Stéphane Richard could remain at the helm of Orange beyond the end of January.

European telco VC arms have shown minimal interest in open RAN

The region's telecom giants have been calling for investment in open RAN startups, but their own funding arms have done little to aid development.

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