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Telcos spend pathetically little on R&D, and it's often shrinking

A vast R&D gulf between operators and their suppliers has opened in the last decade, even as telcos fret about dependency.

Qualcomm looks to weather cooling phone market

Qualcomm now expects its smartphone sales to fall 5% this year, compared with its prior expectations of flat growth. That forecast dovetails with similar warnings from Gartner and IDC.

Japan's Rakuten announces innovation lab in India

Rakuten Symphony is planning to further expand staffing in the domains of open RAN, cloud, automation, data and telecom standards.

Eurobites: Ericsson takes 5G into space with Thales, Qualcomm

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia leads German 6G project; security block to Truphone deal challenged; chip firms collaborate on French plant.

AT&T, Dish and CableLabs lead O-RAN Alliance efforts in US

AT&T and Dish hosted the O-RAN Alliance's testing efforts earlier this year, while CableLabs' Kyrio unit will open the alliance's first Open Test and Integration Center (OTIC) in the Americas.

World regulators look for consensus around 6G

Through two world wars, the creation of the Internet and the rise of the smartphone, the ITU has made communications work. Now the agency is focusing on 6G.

KT plows $9B into digital diversification

The South Korean operator is making a big bet on cloud, media and artificial intelligence as its telco unit struggles.

NTT Docomo to start 6G trials with Nokia

The Japanese operator said it would begin indoor trials before March 2023 and outdoor trials over the following 12 months.

NSC's Joe Kochan: Unlocking new tech possibilities with spectrum

Joe Kochan, a telecom veteran and former CEO of US Ignite, talks to Light Reading about his new role as the executive director at the National Spectrum Consortium (NSC), where he aims to promote stronger tech partnerships between government, academia and industry.

Sensing, deep learning, massive MIMO: 6G begins to take shape

Sensing, deep learning and upgrades to massive MIMO and full duplex are emerging as some of the key technologies that will define 6G, experts say.

6G has every chance of screwing the carriers

Another big investment round will net billions for governments and equipment vendors, while forcing operators to dig deep.

Samsung: We need to expand mmWave to meet 6G needs

It says current spectrum won't be enough to meet all 6G capacity requirements, meaning spectrum ranges must open up in the sub-THz range, from 24-300GHz.

Could 6G mark a return to usage-based pricing?

'We need to start charging for usage again,' said Kimberley Trommler, head of Thinknet 6G, during her keynote address to attendees of an online event focusing on 6G and environmental sustainability.

How governments are shaping the race to 6G

The creation of 6G will occur at industry level and in the 3GPP, not in government. But their decisions will impact the next generation's development.

FCC sets July 29 kickoff for 2.5GHz spectrum auction

T-Mobile is expected to be a key player in the auction of about 8,000 new, county-based overlay licenses of unassigned 2.5GHz midband spectrum.

6G will not be a new radio standard, say BT and Vodafone

Executives at the UK operators sound confident 6G will use the same underlying technology as 5G.

MWC takes leave of reality as visitors pile back

The mobile industry's giant shindig was back with 61,000 visitors, even if the big news stories had nothing to do with it.

How InterDigital is prepping for 6G

Liren Chen, president and CEO of InterDigital, shares his perspective on advancements in 5G, and how his company is planning ahead for 6G and the metaverse.

Rosenworcel's MWC appearance hints at shifting spectrum policy

The chair of the FCC discussed the importance of midband spectrum over mmWave spectrum in Barcelona, and said that the agency would auction 2.5GHz spectrum in July.

The next telco worry is paying for the metaverse

As Facebook demands network improvements, operators gathered at MWC weigh the impact of the metaverse and call for new business models.

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