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Vodafone demands Arm silicon, not Intel, for open RAN in cities

Specialist chips will muscle x86 out of open RAN in more densely populated areas, says the operator's chief digital officer.

Telecom Italia dumped Altiostar for JMA as open RAN supplier

The Italian phone incumbent is switching open RAN software suppliers in a decision that could bode ill for Rakuten.

AT&T holds onto customer usage data for seven years

AT&T said it holds onto the data to comply with law enforcement requests. However, the company keeps its data far longer than its rivals Verizon and T-Mobile.

Ousted Rogers chairman declares he's been re-elected by hand-picked board

Rogers Communications counters that Edward Rogers' 'purported' board meeting with proposed directors is unlawful and is 'therefore not valid.'

Lynk updates on testing, approvals for 5G from space

Startup Lynk hopes to provide ten-cent text messaging services from its satellites by acting as a space-based roaming partner for terrestrial mobile network operators.

Liberty Global exploring network carve-out – report

The cable operator, which is pushing ahead with a big FTTP project in the UK at Virgin Media O2, is in talks about ways to split out its infrastructure assets and services business, Bloomberg says.

Netflix pushes back hard at SK on network costs

Netflix digs in against attempts by South Korea's SK Broadband to make it pay for using their network, after Squid Game's unexpected popularity.

BSNL to provide Inmarsat solutions in India

British satellite maker Inmarsat claims to be the first foreign operator to get approval in India to sell high-speed broadband to planes and ships.

Telstra snaps up Digicel with $1.3B government assist

In perhaps the most unusual deal of the year, Telstra is to acquire Pacific operator Digicel with some generous backing from the Australian government.

Rakuten orchestrates Korean deal for Symphony

Rakuten Mobile is to buy South Korea's Estmob with its Send Anywhere service to boost Symphony platform.

Eurobites: Let's get time-critical, says Ericsson

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telia Carrier tackles number provisioning with Telesmart.io; Ofcom leans on operators to tackle scam calls; Tesco's online outage.

Canada's Rogers mired in family feud

If the writers of HBO's Succession are lacking ideas for corporate-level, family-fueled drama and intrigue, they need only look to Canada's Rogers Communications for inspiration.

T-Mobile blinks, delays 3G CDMA shutdown by three months

T-Mobile said it now plans to shutter its 3G CDMA network by March 31, 2022, but complained that 'partners haven't followed through on their responsibility to help their customers.'

FTC report finds ISPs 'collect troves of personal data'

In response, the NCTA called the report 'a highly distorted view' of ISP data collection policies that inappropriately attempts to lump broadband providers into the same category as the Big Tech platforms.

Open RAN specs take another step forward

The O-RAN Alliance's new specs cover complex technologies, including non-real-time RAN Intelligent Controller architecture, RAN control, xhaul transport testing and open RAN security.

Ericsson's DoJ nightmare takes a new twist

Swedish vendor told it was slow to provide information relating to the US$1B payment agreement from 2019.

Sweden's Telia sees Q3 income drop 36%

Allison Kirkby's Telia sees its net income drop by 36% in the third quarter, as it sells towers and struggles through a restructuring.

5G specter still hangs over cable

Cable and mobile technologists view telco rollouts of 5G millimeter wave technology as potentially strong competition to cable broadband service, particularly in unserved and underserved areas.

AT&T uses Google Stadia to stream Batman game for free

AT&T again signaled its interest in cloud gaming, and cloud computing in general, by offering a Batman game for free to its customers using Google's Stadia infrastructure.

ADVA Q3 caught between ‘solid demand’ and supply chain squeeze

Optical networking supplier puts the blame of slimmer profit margins firmly at the door of the 'semiconductor crisis.'

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