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Qualcomm, Plume, Nokia, Google, others signal interest in 6GHz management

An FCC plan to allow private companies to operate Automated Frequency Coordination (AFC) systems in the 6GHz band has drawn interest from a wide array of players.

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.

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.

Ericsson shells out $6.2B for Vonage

CEO Börje Ekholm optimistic about creating a new and lucrative 5G API market in the enterprise space through its biggest ever acquisition.

How COVID-19 derailed edge computing

Prior to the pandemic, EdgeMicro, Vapor IO, MobiledgeX, Alef and others had grand plans to support edge computing across the country and world. But COVID-19 Internet traffic spikes changed those plans.

Nvidia revenue +50%, but FTC throws shade at its Arm buy

Nvidia adeptly navigates a chip shortage Jensen Huang thinks will last to 2023, but the FTC is the latest regulator to cast doubt on its Arm buy.

Eurobites: Connectivia signs up to FiberCop's Italian job

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange CFO sees mergers ahead; MTN bails out of Yemen; Telefónica hits the smart road.

Open RAN cranked up the hype with RIC, a renamed, real-time SON

A feature of open RAN is the ability to manage networks through real-time automation, but its value is questionable.

Qualcomm hopes to lead 5G pivot into metaverse

Qualcomm, one of the primary companies driving the development of 5G technologies, believes the metaverse 'has the potential to be the next computing platform.'

Eurobites: UK complaints down, but it's still bad news for TalkTalk and Virgin

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson's intelligent automation; ADVA researches SDM in optical networks; BT's asbestos problem.

Gluware in 'full-blown growth mode' with $43M in funding, says CEO

Light Reading recently caught up with Jeff Gray, CEO of Gluware, to discuss updates to the company's automation platform for enterprise customers and to hear more about how Gluware plans to put its new funding to use.

Another key exec exits China chip leader SMIC

It's not getting any easier for China's chip champion SMIC following the loss of its second top executive in two months.

Telenor does AI deal with Google despite its big-tech fears

The Norwegian incumbent becomes the latest Tier 1 operator in Europe to partner with a Silicon Valley giant on AI.

The risky business of multicloud insurance

Telcos need a way to address the hyperscaler lock-in. Roz Roseboro ponders whether Vodafone's TaaS platform plan is a reasonable insurance policy or another example of a telco driving recklessly.

How cable aims to leverage the edge

In this first segment of a new four-part series, we look at some key results from a new Heavy Reading study about the cable industry's edge computing strategy and efforts.

WiCipedia: The importance of diversity in cryptocurrency

This week in our WiC roundup: Funding is 'surging' for female-founded companies; will new Texas laws cause a tech exodus?; harassment may be unavoidable for women in tech; and more.

Eurobites: No green without digital, says Nokia

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone and VMware still going steady; Openreach tests exchange closures; MWC Barcelona 2022 is go!

Dish eyes blockchain-based loyalty program for mobile, TV

Dish Network's blockchain-based loyalty program could be used by its Boost Mobile customers and its satellite and streaming TV customers. And it could rely on a Dish-backed cryptocurrency.

Infovista plays to the crowd with AI-based 5G RAN planning

Specialist in network lifecycle automation promises operators more efficient 5G network planning using crowdsourced data.

BT unleashes telco robots lab on Suffolk

Eyeing ways to cut the cost of Openreach's fiber rollout, Philip Jansen's company sets up a 5,000 square foot robot lab and says robolabor is not far behind.

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