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Verizon aims to test 5G, carrier aggregation in 3.5GHz CBRS band

Verizon's 5G tests in the 3.5GHz CBRS band will also include 'intra-band and inter-band carrier aggregation between 3.5GHz and licensed (and/or unlicensed) bands.'

Airwaive wants to be an Airbnb for wireless network equipment

The startup connects operators with hosts that will manage small cells in exchange for a monthly fee. Its first deployment is planned for this summer.

Ericsson settles Samsung patent dispute with surprising speed

The two vendors sign a multi-year agreement and settle their dispute in under five months, although not without inflicting some pain on Ericsson.

A Cellnex mutation could upend European telecom

Cellnex has gone from renting out space on towers to buying 5G equipment in a move that has major ramifications for service providers, equipment makers and authorities.

CommScope struggles with supply and demand for set-tops and gateways

Supply chain constraints, particularly with semiconductors, are hitting Home Networks, the unit that CommScope intends to spin out in the first quarter of 2022.

WOM Colombia sets sail with Whale Cloud BSS

Colombia's fourth mobile operator is said to be aiming for a 25% market share in five years.

Malaysia invites eight bids for 5G wholesale network

Malaysia gets cracking on its ambitious plan to build a single national 5G wholesale network – but government officials haven't explained who will pay.

India may postpone 5G auction but clears trials

India's 5G spectrum (3.3-3.6GHz) auction may be pushed to the first quarter of 2022 due to the devastating second wave of COVID-19, according to reports.

Eurobites: Telecom Italia loses government support for single network plan

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Airspan to open lab in Slough; Three's revenue rises in Q1; Openreach trials digital migration in Suffolk.

Counting the cost: How chip shortages are affecting telecom companies

Infinera, Apple, National Instruments and Viavi are among the companies that have reported financial troubles due to the ongoing global chipset shortage.

Who needs help with their math: Charlie Ergen or Mike Sievert?

T-Mobile counts around 900,000 Dish Network customers that will be affected by its CDMA plans. Dish puts that number closer to 4 million. The truth may lie elsewhere.

American Tower's latest deal shows towermania has yet to end

US towerco sells a stake in its European business and announces a public offering to raise funds for its takeover of Telxius.

Does 5G make a difference? T-Mobile says yes

T-Mobile's CEO said that the operator's new Magenta Max 5G customers consume 40% more data than its other 5G customers, and fully 70% more data than T-Mobile's average 4G LTE customers.

Nextlink walks away from RDOF obligations in New Mexico

Nextlink won't build Internet connections to 265 locations in New Mexico. The company said that's just 0.1% of its RDOF coverage area, but critics are beginning to sound the alarm.

Chunghwa boosts earnings while 5G cost weigh on Taiwan Mobile

Taiwan heavyweights Chunghwa Telecom and Taiwan Mobile have handed down contrasting Q1 results.

KPN spurns 'unsolicited' takeover bids by private equity firms

Dutch incumbent KPN, in response to media speculation, said it had knocked back two separate and 'unsolicited' takeover bids from private equity firms EQT and KKR.

Second COVID wave disrupts India's smartphone growth story

The ongoing second wave of the pandemic is likely to have a devastating impact on the smartphone market in the country, according to Counterpoint Research.

Telenor plunges into the red after Myanmar write-off

As if COVID-19 were not enough to contend with, Telenor's Myanmar business reels from the effects of February's coup and its aftermath.

Eurobites: Telecom Italia begins copper switch-off in Trento

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia in FWA foray with Ooredoo Kuwait; OneWeb takes on GPS; BT offers half-price broadband for welfare claimants.

Dish's Boost Mobile to add telemedicine to the bundle

Alongside calling, texting and mobile hotspot capabilities, Dish Network's Boost Mobile MVNO will also offer telemedicine services through K Health on its $60/month plan.

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