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.'
The Chinese equipment giant questions the need for 6G and even 5G technology as protectionism looms and US sanctions force a strategic shift.
Fully half of LG's phone business was based in the US. As the company walks away from its 10% share in the US market, analysts expect Samsung, Motorola and TCL to capture that business.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Swiss cheesemakers kick up a 6G stink; BT extends Enjoy partnership; Deutsche Telekom tweaks climate-change targets.
Light Reading's Mike Dano says there are at least two big improvements coming with 6G.
Conflicting technology interests and geopolitical tension could thwart efforts to develop a global standard.
AT&T's Andre Fuetsch and Ericsson's Jan Söderström will lead the Next G Alliance's executive governing body. The group is working on 'achieving North American 6G wireless leadership.'
In a repeat of what happened last year, one of the show's biggest exhibitors has said it will not be attending.
The symposium will be moderated by Brown, along with Jim Hodges, chief analyst, Heavy Reading, and it will feature speakers from Swisscom, Anritsu, Red Hat, 5G Americas, Telus and more.
As demand for connectivity increases, it's time to begin defining the 6G standard, and understanding the benefits and challenges that 6G will present.
Vodafone formally announces intention to float European towerco spinout on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange by the end of March.
Apple's 6G hires would 'research and design next generation (6G) wireless communication systems' and 'participate in industry/academic forums passionate about 6G.'
Eric Schmidt thinks Auction 107 was a digital setback that America and its allies can ill-afford.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BICS replaces CEO; Ericsson follows REINDEER; Telefónica enters Cloud Garden 2.0 with IBM and Red Hat.
Chinese supplier reportedly wants to start a 6G conversation with the government. Like it or not, claimed Huawei's corporate affairs guy in Australia, China will lead in 6G and – wait for it – 7G.
Fire up your 6G console and leap from the dreary surroundings of your London flat to the foodie heaven of Barcelona.
Verizon's CTO Kyle Malady said that the operator is working to enhance 5G, and that he currently sees no reason to begin focusing on what's next.
Vendor takes on 6G role, just as Finland looks set to pass a new 5G security law that could lock out certain vendors.
US operators like Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile are exploring replacing China's cheap handset manufacturers with Indian companies, as the trade war continues.
The government has cleared the Production Linked Incentive scheme supporting 4G, 5G, next-generation RAN, IoT access, enterprise and wireless equipment.
The first 5G phones from Apple and Google are barely out of the box, yet both companies have joined the Next G Alliance to 'advance North American mobile technology leadership in 6G.'
Singapore-based operator continues to feel the effects of the pandemic in H1 FY21, but sees signs of 'modest recovery.'
What should customers and the telecom industry expect as the industry starts preparing for its next generation?
The Internet 'bent but did not break,' research firm concludes.
Despite losing $1.3 billion in a tech stock buying spree, Masayoshi Son's conglomerate profits after big tech stakes and a Chinese startup's IPO.
Zoom agreed a settlement with the US Federal Trade Commission over complaints it misrepresented the security of its videoconferencing platform to users.
Optical security and performance products buoyed by strong 3D sensing demand star performer, field instrument recovery anticipated as 5G rollout accelerates.
South Korean telco KT Corp has recorded a sharp fall in operating profit in a quarterly result salvaged only by an accounting change.
South Korea mobile leader SK Telecom has posted a 44% spike in third-quarter earnings, driven once again by non-core businesses.
Chipset manufacturer said its investments in 5G 'are coming to fruition.'
Middle Eastern telco giant Zain expands its Kuwait and Saudi Arabia 5G coverage and unveils a data park to build cloud business.
Three Chinese operators steer a steady course in the first three quarters of the year with moderate revenue growth.
Companies shifting their advertising online boosted YouTube's ad revenue by 32%, and Alphabet's overall revenue by 14%.
Toyota is to invest another 52.2 billion yen (US$500 million) in KDDI as part of a deal to collaborate on connected car technologies.
Despite making a loss, Spanish telco giant saw net income grow by 5%, with 1.2% uplift in revenues, announces a FTTH alliance with Allianz.
Less roaming pinched Orange's profits, but fiber, Orange Money, and Africa and the Middle East pushed Stéphane Richard's telco back to revenue growth.
Chinese supplier boasts solid top-line performance, but operating costs rocket, thanks to wounds incurred in the battle with the US.
Ditching Huawei, BT will use Ericsson's RAN equipment alongside Nokia's in its 5G rollout.
Moving away from the single lane, Facebook sees co-investment and partnership as a solution to the digital divide.
Regulator presses ahead with controversial plan to allocate 45MHz for unlicensed uses such as Wi-Fi as it tackles rural coverage.
Microsoft sees its cloud services revenue rise 31% year-on-year, to $15.2 billion, as Verizon chooses Azure for private business 5G.
Singapore's mobile operator Singtel and ridesharing app Grab look to combine their users and set up a digital bank, if they can snag a license.
Latest move forms part of a package of measures to make life a bit fairer and easier for telecom customers in the UK.
India's service providers want an auction – tech giants like Google, Facebook and ISPs want 5G E-band (71-76 GHz) and V-band (57-64 GHz) spectrum delicensed.
The Japanese government has begun a push to drive down mobile prices, estimated to cost up to three times more than other leading markets.
Taiwanese firm on maneuvers to try and protect iPhone business from China's 'little Foxconn.'
US sanctions are starting to slow Huawei down, with the Chinese vendor reporting a slide in growth and profit margin.
Government approves plans for Lockheed Martin to develop UK satellite launch operations from Shetland Space Centre.
According to some, 6G will support a wide range of science fiction-type services. But others are warning against getting sidetracked by 'shiny objects syndrome.'
Transforma Insights forecasts that over 150 million cellular devices will be connected to on-premises private networks by the end of 2030.
Sweden has taken a firm line against Huawei and ZTE in its 5G spectrum auctions starting in November.
A number of big names are stepping up to bid in the FCC's upcoming C-band auction, an auction that some expect to raise an astounding $51 billion in bids.
The 3GPP's Release 17 – expected to collect the next big batch of 5G technologies – might not hit the market until 2022, almost a year behind schedule.
The new 'Next G Alliance' will focus on the 'full lifecycle' of 6G, including research and development, manufacturing, standardization and market readiness.
Ericsson's top researcher painted a 6G picture that involves a 'full sense experience' complete with sights, sounds and haptics that would create multisensory experiences.
Bharti Airtel launched the Security Intelligence Center with an investment of INR1000 million, and Airtel Secure, cybersecurity for enterprise customers.
Annual Huawei security report again highlights Huawei's ongoing software engineering shortcomings.
Seventy-eight percent of businesses adopting IoT say it was key to their lockdown continuity, with 67% increasing the pace of IoT due to the pandemic, says a new study.
A shareholder in Altice Europe said Drahi's buyout offer significantly undervalues the company.
Japanese operator demos 'multi-vendor' trial, using O-RAN fronthaul specs, with Fujitsu and NEC.
Germany looks set to strangle the China-based supplier in red tape as scrutiny is extended to the 5G RAN.
But they'll have to wait. If a listing does happen it won't be for at least 'several years.'
Chinese vendor's Habo Investment arm is said to have acquired stakes in 17 local chip companies in the past year.
Ahead of France's September 29 5G spectrum auction, Orange SA faces internal staff dissent about 5G's profitability and environmental impact.
Japan-based technology firm aims to improve trust in facial recognition software by making it easier to block fraud.
US sanctions on Huawei's chip providers have caused its smartphone prices to skyrocket in China, while chipmakers like Qualcomm and TSMC closely watch November's election.
E-commerce giant and telco consider 3 billion yuan investment in Dahua, a blacklisted surveillance company whose tech monitors Uyghurs in Xinjiang province.
New report expects Dutch mobile revenue to fall 4.3% in 2020, but the three operators show a slightly mixed picture in Q2.
New report shows that 'ardent gamers' would be willing to pay a lot more for a high-quality cloud gaming service on low-latency 5G networks.
China, Finland, Japan and India are all making moves to shore up their 5G positions. Meanwhile, US operators aren't impressing 5G network testing engineers.
Saudi Telecom Company said to be in discussions to reduce its $2.39 billion offer for Vodafone Group's 55% stake, potentially scuppering eight months of talks.
Microsoft's Video Authenticator flags fake news clips and lets news outlets and political campaigns watermark content to prove authenticity ahead of US elections.
Videoconferencing platform Zoom announces runaway second-quarter earnings, with revenue up 355%, though tech's biggest firms aim to chase its success.
The process will be evolutionary, but CableLabs and its members are working to define a cohesive framework for converged, wireless/wireline networks underpinned by virtualization, CableLabs' Mariam Sorond says.
English courts can set licensing rates for global standard essential patents, says Unwired Planet v Huawei, a decision that positions London as a patent hub.
Annual filings revealed China's telecoms giant cut department by 20%, as UK government increased scrutiny, according to the Daily Telegraph.
Successful trial of NB-IoT bi-directional link between Fucino Space Center in Italy and Alphasat GEO satellite.
Indian government initiative to attract foreign firms sees 22 mobile device makers pledge $1.5 billion to set up in India, with Samsung mulling Vietnam switch.
Swisscom holds firm on full-year guidance (although revenue is trimmed a smidgen).
China Mobile said it has deployed 188,000 5G basestations - including Mount Everest - while China Unicom hit 210,000 to date, according to results.
Better Vision Fund performance, and near-completion of enormous asset monetization program, help make up for the Q4 2019 disaster show.
China tech giant Huawei is in a race to find a new source of high-end chips, after the US chip manufacture ban takes effect from September 15.
US 9th Circuit Court of Appeals overturns 2019 ruling wireless technology company Qualcomm broke antitrust law with "unreasonably high" royalties for IP.
Both OEMs have reason to cheer, despite overall smartphone shipment volumes decreasing 16% year-on-year. Samsung? Look away now.
The German arm's full-year outlook remains unchanged despite COVID. CEO insists 5G RAN contingency plans are in place should Huawei get the heave-ho.
The right investment in full fiber solutions using the latest technology will enable fixed line networks to continue supporting higher bandwidths and greater availability than mobile networks.
The South Korean electronics giant has released a new white paper on the '6G arms race' and its vision for likely applications.
The Chinese company's importance to the 5G standard has probably been overstated, says Richard Windsor of Radio Free Mobile.
Complete with a website, hashtag and possible testing rig, Rohde & Schwarz is looking to take an early lead in the discussion around 6G.
The latest US sanctions have brought China's biggest equipment maker to its knees. Even if it collapses, China will be hard to impede.
This week the newly Spotifyed podders ponder the politics of 5G and 6G, among other hot topics.
One of the premier US telecom standards organizations is now pushing for a new public-private partnership to ensure the US 'will be at the forefront of 6G development and deployment.'
As ZTE parades its 6G colors, Huawei's defense of global standards may serve only to hasten their demise.
China's 5G dominance is causing some experts to blather about the possibilities for 6G, but the country's leadership in this space is brittle.
Industry analyst Patrick Lopez on why telcos and their suppliers need to adopt processes that will help increase competition and allow a more flexible sourcing strategy.
A new Reuters report indicates that US officials are working on rules that would allow US companies to work with Huawei on 5G standards. That effort could forestall a US-China split in the standard.
Kazu Gomi discusses why NTT Research was formed, what it's working on and the ambitious goals of its IOWN initiative with Intel and Sony.
Sprint and T-Mobile finalize a merger that the new company says will unleash a $40 billion investment in its network and business over the next three years.
After 18 years, it's time for a new adventure.
Fixed wireless broadband represents the 'most important threat' to cable broadband and new satellite-based options are also worth a wary eye, Craig Moffett concludes in a report sizing up the state of US broadband.