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Huawei unveils alternative to Google's apps suite

Chinese vendor unveils Huawei Mobile Services (HMS), its own suite of apps and services.

Deutsche Telekom, Intel breakthrough piles open RAN pressure onto big vendors

The German operator and its partners may have found a way of compensating for the performance shortcomings of general-purpose processors.

Cellnex and Bouygues Telecom seal fiber deal to support 5G

Agreement on creation of French joint venture comes as mobile tower provider reports 15% increase in 2019 revenue to surpass the €1 billion threshold.

Eurobites: Nokia goes a-slicing

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Arm notches up record chip shipments in Q4; French operators bid for 5G spectrum; no tin hats required, UK 5G basestation tests find.

A year later, Rakuten's mobile optimism remains undimmed

Rakuten missed its 4G mobile network launch date last year, but company officials this week reiterated the Japanese company will soon turn on 'the world's first end-to-end fully virtualized cloud-native network.'

South Korean telcos adopt new working practices in face of coronavirus

SK Telecom has instructed staff to work from home and reportedly closed its HQ, while others have adopted other telecommute strategies, according to local reports.

AT&T and Verizon axed nearly 30K jobs last year

These are dark days for the American telecom worker, and the pending merger between T-Mobile and Sprint is unlikely to brighten the outlook.

Mirantis co-founder targets 5G 'oligopoly' with private networks startup FreedomFi

Mirantis Co-Founder and CMO Boris Renski announced he will leave his job to push his new startup FreedomFi, which is targeting private wireless LTE networks in the 3.5GHz CBRS spectrum band.

Nokia lands core role at Rakuten Mobile

Finnish vendor boosts its telco cloud credentials with a managed services contract to operate Rakuten Mobile's virtualized core network and enable 'zero touch' 4G/5G operations.

China operators shed subscribers in saturated mobile market

China's service providers are losing customers, and not just because of coronavirus.

Not MWC: Cisco stacks new software for mobile networks

Cisco rolls out new software stacks and automation tools to help network operators get ready for all the sweet hell that's going to be unleashed with billions of devices running on 5G.

Eurobites: Telefónica, Microsoft expand cloud services partnership

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: TIM makes quantum leap in RAN planning; MDS Global's new foodie CEO; Swisscom staff settle for 1% increase; and more.

Vodafone, DT drive new TIP open RAN program

Tier 1 operators and a host of specialist vendors, including Mavenir and Parallel Wireless, lead effort to develop remote radio units for open RAN deployments.

Facebook-led TIP and O-RAN Alliance finally buddy up on 5G R&D

Two groups working on the development of open RAN technology have agreed to pool their efforts and differentiate roles.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Huawei, coronavirus and Deutsche Telekom

The coronavirus looms large in this week's pod, which isn't coming live from Barcelona.

Private equity, tower companies could buy Boingo – analysts

Boingo is now reportedly for sale, and analysts are speculating that US tower companies like SBA Communications or Crown Castle might make a play for the firm.

Intel challenges Broadcom, Marvell et al. for basestation silicon dominance

Intel said it expects to become the world's leading provider of silicon for 5G basestations by next year, tapping into an opportunity the company said ought to be worth roughly $25 billion by 2023.

Not MWC: Huawei bolsters its 5G network portfolio

What was Huawei going to show off in Barcelona? Here are some of the highlights.

Eurobites: Rivals to move ahead with UK mast-sharing plan without BT – report

Also in today's regional roundup: Nokia's new customer-experience software; regulator to examine email retention charges; what we could be eating in Barcelona.

China 5G: Unicom and Telecom speed up rollout

China is to accelerate 5G rollouts to spark the virus-stricken economy.

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