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WiCipedia: How to tackle implicit bias and the 'lonely only'

This week in our WiC roundup: How to overcome implicit bias; Snapchat shares diversity report findings; sports tech nonprofit lobbies for women to join industry; and more.

Vodafone UK gets serious about automation with Ciena deal

The UK mobile operator believes the overhaul of its transport infrastructure will lead to cost savings and a competitive edge.

As US policymakers mull open RAN certifications, others move on

'An industry certification program for open RAN can be a significant milestone,' Microsoft told the FCC. Meantime, the O-RAN Alliance, the UK government and others aren't standing still.

Google moves a step closer to running Vodafone

The operator is entrusting more of its systems to the public cloud and will use a technology developed with Google to realize cost savings and service improvements.

Dish's Boost Mobile to add telemedicine to the bundle

Alongside calling, texting and mobile hotspot capabilities, Dish Network's Boost Mobile MVNO will also offer telemedicine services through K Health on its $60/month plan.

What AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile are doing to harden their networks

As the 2021 hurricane and wildfire season gets underway, the nation's top wireless network operators say they're preparing their operations for worst-case scenarios.

Ergen hazy on Dish-AWS deal financials, 5G buildout costs

Dish Network plans to run its 5G network in Amazon's public cloud, but the details surrounding the companies' partnership remain somewhat fuzzy.

The Leading Lights returns in 2021

Light Reading's flagship awards program has more categories and more chances to celebrate – online and in person. We're accepting entries beginning May 3.

People clicking at home raises Google revenues 34%

Google rides lockdown to huge revenues of $55.3 billion. But faces challenges in Washington, London and Brussels for how it's used its market dominance.

Startups cheer open RAN for opening the door

Companies ranging from XCOM-Labs to DeepSig to Airspan Networks cheered open RAN opportunities during a virtual event hosted by the Open RAN Policy Coalition.

LTD to FCC: We can do it

LTD Broadband won $1.3 billion in the FCC's Rural Digital Opportunity Fund auction. Now, the company is working to convince regulators it will meet its buildout obligations.

Apple pledges 'billions' for chips and 5G in $450B commitment

The world's most valuable company also says it will recruit another 20,000 employees in the next five years.

Telefónica and Geotab reconnect for ALD Automotive deal

Another deal has emerged from the 2014 telematics partnership between Telefónica and Geotab.

US operators' edge strategies are still evolving

A recent Analysys Mason edge computing survey of global operators found that 87% said that edge computing was a top strategic priority.

Japan's NTT and India's TCIL partner on new tech

Japan's NTT Advanced Technologies and Telecommunications Consultants of India Limited have formed a two-year alliance to work on new technologies.

WiCipedia: Climate tech needs more women on its team

This week in our WiC roundup: Women's role in climate tech; how Black women are affected by AI; Women in Tech's monumental pandemic growth; and more.

Eurobites: EU tries to make AI less scary

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson wins Slovakian 5G deal; ADVA has 'best ever' Q1; Proximus turns to Velocix for content delivery.

Verizon CEO Vestberg: 'We are actually winning'

Verizon said it can remain competitive even if its rivals ratchet up their game. But some analysts aren't so sure: 'Verizon's network will still be 'very good.' But will that be 'good enough?'

Taiwan's MediaTek: Chip shortage won't stop US smartphone ambitions

MediaTek recently passed Qualcomm as the world's biggest smartphone chipset supplier. And the company doesn't see the global chipset shortage affecting the smartphone industry anytime soon.

NGMN brings together US and Chinese operators for 6G

Amid noisy international 6G saber-rattling from Chinese, European and North American groups, the NGMN is warning that 'fragmentation is not forward looking or sustainable.'

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