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Ericsson lets Intel inside as midband 5G gets cloudy

The Swedish equipment maker will run baseband software on x86 processors supplied by Intel in a sign of RAN upheaval.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Eurobites: Orange's pole upgrade bill just got bigger

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Proximus demonstrates 5G with VR gig; Infosecurity Europe goes online-only; A1 puts its faith in esports.

Viavi probably won't get Exfo, and that may be OK

Exfo's board said a merger with Viavi 'is not capable of being completed.' But one financial analyst firm said Viavi's prospects in the sector, even without an acquisition of Exfo, remain undimmed.

Cable's wireless biz 'ready for its star turn' – analyst

Comcast's multi-line pricing and break-even status of its mobile biz, coupled with traffic offload opportunities presented by CBRS, show 'it's time to take cable's wireless business seriously,' according to Craig Moffett.

Rakuten to expose what open RAN kit makers charge

The Japanese firm plans to reveal exactly what it pays for components in a move that the big vendors may not welcome.

Eurobites: Deutsche Telekom goes on the hunt for fiber funding

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia rolls out 5G for TTN in Denmark; MTN digs open RAN; UK government gets gung-ho on gigabit broadband.

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