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What's the story? The $22 billion Andromeda spectrum auction

On this episode, we talk with Light Reading's Mike Dano about all things spectrum auctions, including the 'Andromeda' auction, which just wrapped up with $22 billion in bids. We also get into broadband mapping and how spectrum could be used to tackle the digital divide.

Salt hails strong Q3 amid fiber network concerns

Switzerland-based operator reports strong Q3 revenue growth, but fiber ambitions face a setback after Swisscom ruling.

Ericsson's $6.2B Vonage deal has befuddled investors – no wonder

Vonage's relevance to 5G is questionable and shareholders will be asking if the cash would have been better spent elsewhere.

Eurobites: Private equity rivals consider joint bid for TIM – sources

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Proximus helps out with electric vehicle charging; Tele2 connects the electric road; BT moves into new global HQ.

RAN momentum checked by supply chain squeezes – Dell'Oro

Analyst firm expects 2022 RAN spend to grow only 3% year-on-year, after two years of double-digit increases.

Behind China's huge 5G numbers: Fast rollout and low prices

China's 5G rollout remains a story of government-mandated deployment and rock-bottom fees.

Eurobites: Nokia and Yadro combine on basestations in Russia

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: ETSI secures smartphones; CityFibre shows some 800Gbit/s backbone; Atos and OVHcloud extend partnership in France.

Vodafone sticks a wind turbine on a mobile mast

The UK operator is pioneering an innovative solution to the problem of running power to mobile sites in the countryside.

AT&T, Verizon to temporarily turn down 5G power to address FAA worries

'We will ... adopt these precautionary measures to allow for additional time for continued analysis,' the two companies wrote of their plans to reduce the power of their 5G networks.

After missing 4G and 5G, HAPS supporters now target 6G

Japan's SoftBank hopes to raise money for 'capital expenditures, research and development, business operations and other areas' in its High Altitude Platform Station (HAPS) business.

Nokia caught in telco schism over open RAN

The Finnish equipment vendor rejects the charge its software works only with its own hardware and finds an ally in BT.

Fraud could drag down Biden's broadband ambitions – report

'There are many more EBB-enrolled households that claimed they have a dependent child at certain CEP schools than students who are actually enrolled in those schools,' warned the FCC's inspector general.

Spectrum-sharing task force chair: 'It really doesn't have to be a spectrum fight'

As the commercial 5G industry and the US military begin working to share spectrum in the lower 3GHz band, the head of the National Spectrum Coalition task force on the issue remains hopeful.

Eurobites: Orange's Richard found guilty in Tapie case

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telenor divests Open Universe, FTTH assets; Vivendi has no plans to exit TIM; ADVA recommends Adtran bid to shareholders.

Swiss carriers outpace UK, US on 5G speeds – RootMetrics

Swisscom in pole position on speed and availability, according to the latest report.

Dish Network officially teams up with Rakuten

Dish Network said it will use Rakuten Symphony's observability framework to collect telemetry data from its network functions in order to support the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning.

Xiaomi profits collapse as fortunes reverse

The Chinese smartphone maker faces a components crunch, domestic competition and souring technology investments.

Wireless industry report says 5G FWA could connect 43% of rural US

A new industry report from Accenture, commissioned by CTIA, the wireless industry association, makes the case for serving the rural US with fixed wireless, noting that with billions available for broadband, it's 'key to acknowledge that 5G FWA is a future-proof technology.'

Telefónica turns to Wipro for 5GC automation in Germany, Brazil

If all goes to plan, Spanish group will then roll out Indian tech firm's CI/CD/CT solution to Spain and the UK.

Rare earths shortage roiling supply chain

Soaring rare earth prices are disrupting the global supply chain and another source of geopolitical tension between China and the US.

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