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Six takeaways from the smartphone market's Q4

According to Omdia, the global smartphone market fell 15.4% in the fourth quarter compared to the previous year. However, some are expecting demand to pick back up by the end of this year.

POWDER: Open for 5G and whatever's next

Our editor finds a freshly updated POWDER testbed in Utah, where industry vendors and academic researchers are getting an early start investigating the tech challenges awaiting us beyond 5G.

The Notebook Dump: Juniper's software shift, Sohn saga, Oregon Trail treachery

The editors discuss discuss Juniper's software-centric strategy, the continued pay-TV subscription decline, Netflix's crackdown on password sharing, Gigi Sohn's FCC nomination and more.

T-Mobile gets ready for its next big 5G buildout

T-Mobile said it will prepare to deploy its C-band and 3.45GHz spectrum this year, with roll out happening in 2024. The operator denied any delay in its plans.

Eurobites: Altnets seethe as Ofcom OKs Equinox 2

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange fires up 5G Steel network; Vodafone Ireland migrates with Amdocs; telco help for Ukrainian refugees extended.

EchoStar moves closer to global 5G satellite network

EchoStar inked a deal to launch more LEO satellites for global IoT services using the LoRa spec, but the company's goal is to offer 3GPP-based 5G services 'in the very near future.'

Korean govt falls for 5G fallacy over 28GHz

After revoking two mmWave licences, Korean officials are hoping to re-issue the spectrum to anyone willing to start a 5G business in a saturated market

The shine begins to wear off 5G private wireless

'I don't want to sound bearish, just more realistic,' said AT&T's Chris Sambar, in discussing the opportunity for enterprise customers to purchase their own mobile network infrastructure.

Eurobites: EU on course to miss gigabit target, says ETNO

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: KKR puts in a bid for TIM's fixed-line network; Deutsche Telekom completes GD Towers sale; Nokia adds backbone to Africa.

Verizon eyes IAB for mmWave expansion

Verizon plans to test integrated access and backhaul technology from startup Verana Networks, a move that could pave the way for expansion of Verizon's millimeter wave network.

How T-Mobile plans to navigate convergence

'We're interested in convergence because we have a lot to offer,' said T-Mobile's Mike Sievert. However, Sievert said T-Mobile doesn't feel the need to purchase a wired network.

Vodafone boss bashes Big Tech after 'not good enough' sales

Margherita della Valle joins European telco bosses demanding a 'fair contribution' from Internet giants after saying her company can do better.

Eurobites: EE takes 5G underground

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT goes down the sewers; SPL attracts Indonesian investment; Three UK migrates data with Amdocs.

T-Mobile's MVNOs could be roped into latest hack

Google Fi recently began alerting some customers of 'suspicious activity' related to the 'primary network provider for Google Fi,' which is likely a reference to T-Mobile's latest hack.

How MU-MIMO could change the FWA game for T-Mobile and Verizon

Testing by Signals Research Group at T-Mobile cell sites finds SRS beamforming and MU-MIMO active and yielding a dramatic increase in capacity – especially for receivers that don't move.

US govt plans to block all tech exports to Huawei – reports

Agencies have already stopped approving exports to the Chinese firm.

Eurobites: BT floats 'legacy' applications up to the cloud

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange France has new CEO; KPN, Tele2 earnings; Vodafone and Ericsson trial VoNR over 5G SA in Oman.

BT and SPL to work on 5G transmissions from HAPS aircraft

BT and SPL agree to jointly test new antenna technology aboard a HAPS aircraft that could take 5G to the stratosphere.

Here are 4 big themes for 5G in 2023

Growth in the US wireless industry is expected to slow during 2023, and Verizon's lackluster outlook isn't sparking optimism. But cable's mobile efforts are looking good.

NEC posts networks loss amid 5G slowdown and open RAN 'caution'

Months after complaining about open RAN wariness among brownfield operators, the Japanese company reports losses at its networks division.

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