Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: 5G goes agricultural in Dorset; Italy's railways get 4G; Deezer flotation falls flat.
KKR's bid with two other groups is said to be favorite, although the German telco could still decide to hang on to its towers portfolio.
The Dutch operator says the Swedish equipment vendor will build a 5G network and take over the current 3G and 4G systems.
The Japanese operator's network failure knocks out 39 million services across banking transport and payment.
The UK operator is building a 'golden cluster' of open RAN sites in Torquay and is kicking off a hardware acceleration project in Malaga.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Sigfox reborn as UnaBiz; new boss for Open Access Data Centres; EU makes life easier for Amazon Prime refuseniks.
T-Mobile said it dismantled Sprint's 4G LTE network yesterday and will shutter its own 3G UMTS today. In April, officials suggested 300,000 postpaid phones and 700,000-900,000 IoT-style devices would be affected.
Once a deal is approved by the city council, Mesa will become the first city in Arizona to welcome Google Fiber. Network construction could start by early 2023.
AT&T, Verizon and other operators have already engaged in a round of pricing and service fee increases. But analysts suggest we haven't seen the last of the price hikes.
This week in broadband builds: WeLink's DC rollout, Ziply goes live in Sumas, Brightspeed's initial Ohio build, Clearwave's debut in Kansas.
NEC snags Dublin-based Aspire Technology for 5G open RAN systems integration expertise.
BT claims to have 'robust plans' in place to counter possible strike action.
Altice USA's new high-end tier allows users to stream in HD and chew up 50 gigabytes of data before speeds are throttled down.
In this podcast, Pearl TV's Anne Schelle discusses recent tests of the new ATSC 3.0 broadcast signaling standard at the Motown 3.0 Open Test Track in Detroit and explores other potential use cases for the standard, also known as 'NextGen TV.'
Fierce competition from the Chinese looks like the main cause of massive layoffs, but the open RAN player had other problems, too.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom goes roaming; Telesign/NAAC deal is off; MTN reshuffles top team.
WCO wants to purchase the spectrum licenses that T-Mobile is leasing from schools and other educational institutions. WCO's founder, Gary Winnick, says T-Mobile is unfairly bullying those license holders.
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.
Malaysia's six leading telcos agree on terms to invest in the government-backed 5G wholesaler DNB. The agreement finally paves the way for the launch of 5G commercial service 18 months behind schedule.
The UK-based operator has beefed up its software team and been developing some innovative new features.