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NGMN brings together US and Chinese operators for 6G
News Analysis | 4/19/2021

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.'

Huawei and the great 6G schism
Morris Lore | 4/14/2021

The Chinese equipment giant questions the need for 6G and even 5G technology as protectionism looms and US sanctions force a strategic shift.

LG's phone business exit a boon to Samsung, Motorola, TCL
News Analysis | 4/5/2021

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.

Eurobites: Verizon lands 5G private network gig in Southampton
News Analysis | 4/1/2021

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Swiss cheesemakers kick up a 6G stink; BT extends Enjoy partnership; Deutsche Telekom tweaks climate-change targets.

Podcast: Six questions about 6G
LRTV Interviews | 3/30/2021

Light Reading's Mike Dano says there are at least two big improvements coming with 6G.

6G is getting messy and crowded
News Analysis | 3/26/2021

Conflicting technology interests and geopolitical tension could thwart efforts to develop a global standard.

AT&T, Ericsson execs to lead US efforts in 6G
News Analysis | 3/25/2021

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.'

Ericsson pulls the plug on MWC Barcelona again
News Analysis | 3/8/2021

In a repeat of what happened last year, one of the show's biggest exhibitors has said it will not be attending.

Heavy Reading's Gabriel Brown on 5G's next wave
LRTV Interviews | 3/5/2021

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.

From 5G to 6G: What could it look like?
Guest Perspectives | 2/26/2021

As demand for connectivity increases, it's time to begin defining the 6G standard, and understanding the benefits and challenges that 6G will present.

Vantage Towers IPO is a goer
News Analysis | 2/24/2021

Vodafone formally announces intention to float European towerco spinout on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange by the end of March.

Apple starts hiring 6G engineers
News Analysis | 2/18/2021

Apple's 6G hires would 'research and design next generation (6G) wireless communication systems' and 'participate in industry/academic forums passionate about 6G.'

Former Google chief warns 'massive sums' paid for C-Band will stall 5G
News Analysis | 2/9/2021

Eric Schmidt thinks Auction 107 was a digital setback that America and its allies can ill-afford.

Eurobites: UK housebuilder Barratt lays foundations for full-fiber future
News Analysis | 1/26/2021

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BICS replaces CEO; Ericsson follows REINDEER; Telefónica enters Cloud Garden 2.0 with IBM and Red Hat.

Huawei looks for 6G bounce-back in Australia
News Analysis | 1/6/2021

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.

6G could be the world's first teleportation tech
News Analysis | 1/5/2021

Fire up your 6G console and leap from the dreary surroundings of your London flat to the foodie heaven of Barcelona.

Verizon's CTO: 'I don't know what the hell 6G is'
News Analysis | 12/21/2020

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.

Nokia to head up European 6G project
News Analysis | 12/7/2020

Vendor takes on 6G role, just as Finland looks set to pass a new 5G security law that could lock out certain vendors.

US telcos engage with Indian vendors for low-end devices
News Analysis | 11/13/2020

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.

India launches PLI scheme to boost local manufacturing
News Analysis | 11/12/2020

The government has cleared the Production Linked Incentive scheme supporting 4G, 5G, next-generation RAN, IoT access, enterprise and wireless equipment.

Apple, Google start working on 6G
News Analysis | 11/12/2020

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.'

Singtel underlying profit down 36% as COVID-19 still bites
News Analysis | 11/12/2020

Singapore-based operator continues to feel the effects of the pandemic in H1 FY21, but sees signs of 'modest recovery.'

6G sounds a lot like 5G, but it could spell upheaval
Morris Lore | 11/10/2020

What should customers and the telecom industry expect as the industry starts preparing for its next generation?

COVID-19 has driven international traffic 47% higher – TeleGeography
News Analysis | 11/10/2020

The Internet 'bent but did not break,' research firm concludes.

SoftBank, the Nasdaq whale, swims back to profits
News Analysis | 11/9/2020

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 settles with FTC for fibbing over encryption
News Analysis | 11/9/2020

Zoom agreed a settlement with the US Federal Trade Commission over complaints it misrepresented the security of its videoconferencing platform to users.

Viavi fiscal Q1 delivers 'all-time record' in OSP segment
News Analysis | 11/6/2020

Optical security and performance products buoyed by strong 3D sensing demand star performer, field instrument recovery anticipated as 5G rollout accelerates.

KT sees operating profit fall on flat revenue, higher costs
News Analysis | 11/6/2020

South Korean telco KT Corp has recorded a sharp fall in operating profit in a quarterly result salvaged only by an accounting change.

SKT earnings soar 44% on back of media, security businesses
News Analysis | 11/5/2020

South Korea mobile leader SK Telecom has posted a 44% spike in third-quarter earnings, driven once again by non-core businesses.

Qualcomm surges on 5G hopes
News Analysis | 11/5/2020

Chipset manufacturer said its investments in 5G 'are coming to fruition.'

Kuwait's telco Zain sees Iraq and Sudan fortunes improve
News Analysis | 11/4/2020

Middle Eastern telco giant Zain expands its Kuwait and Saudi Arabia 5G coverage and unveils a data park to build cloud business.

China's operators see slight growth, 5G users up
News Analysis | 10/30/2020

Three Chinese operators steer a steady course in the first three quarters of the year with moderate revenue growth.

During the pandemic, Alphabet spells advertising success
News Analysis | 10/30/2020

Companies shifting their advertising online boosted YouTube's ad revenue by 32%, and Alphabet's overall revenue by 14%.

Toyota increases KDDI stake in $500M connected car alliance
News Analysis | 10/30/2020

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.

Loss-making Telefónica bucks COVID-19 to lift revenues in Q3
News Analysis | 10/29/2020

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.

Fiber, mobile money, pull Orange back to black in Q3, just
News Analysis | 10/29/2020

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.

ZTE ends Q3 with 55 5G commercial contracts
News Analysis | 10/28/2020

Chinese supplier boasts solid top-line performance, but operating costs rocket, thanks to wounds incurred in the battle with the US.

BT inks deal to ditch Huawei, use Ericsson RAN
News Analysis | 10/28/2020

Ditching Huawei, BT will use Ericsson's RAN equipment alongside Nokia's in its 5G rollout.

Facebook seeks more telecom co-investments
News Analysis | 10/28/2020

Moving away from the single lane, Facebook sees co-investment and partnership as a solution to the digital divide.

FCC confirms plan to divvy up 5.9GHz band
News Analysis | 10/28/2020

Regulator presses ahead with controversial plan to allocate 45MHz for unlicensed uses such as Wi-Fi as it tackles rural coverage.

Microsoft's lockdown cloud revenues soar
News Analysis | 10/28/2020

Microsoft sees its cloud services revenue rise 31% year-on-year, to $15.2 billion, as Verizon chooses Azure for private business 5G.

Singtel and Grab closer to starting a digital bank
News Analysis | 10/27/2020

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.

Ofcom imposes locked phones ban in the UK
News Analysis | 10/27/2020

Latest move forms part of a package of measures to make life a bit fairer and easier for telecom customers in the UK.

Telcos, ISPs, tech fight for India E and V band spectrum
News Analysis | 10/27/2020

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.

Japan government launches crusade to cut mobile charges
News Analysis | 10/27/2020

The Japanese government has begun a push to drive down mobile prices, estimated to cost up to three times more than other leading markets.

Foxconn a-shovin' against Luxshare in Apple supply chain – report
News Analysis | 10/26/2020

Taiwanese firm on maneuvers to try and protect iPhone business from China's 'little Foxconn.'

Huawei growth slows as US sanctions bite
News Analysis | 10/23/2020

US sanctions are starting to slow Huawei down, with the Chinese vendor reporting a slide in growth and profit margin.

UK stakes further claim in small-satellite launch business
News Analysis | 10/23/2020

Government approves plans for Lockheed Martin to develop UK satellite launch operations from Shetland Space Centre.

AT&T, T-Mobile take different views on 6G
News Analysis | 10/20/2020

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.'

Private networks to play growing role in IoT – report
News Analysis | 10/20/2020

Transforma Insights forecasts that over 150 million cellular devices will be connected to on-premises private networks by the end of 2030.

No Huawei for bidders in Sweden's 5G auctions
News Analysis | 10/20/2020

Sweden has taken a firm line against Huawei and ZTE in its 5G spectrum auctions starting in November.

Verizon, AT&T, Charter, Cox, Dish among C-band bidders
News Analysis | 10/19/2020

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 next version of 5G expected to be delayed to 2022
News Analysis | 10/19/2020

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.

Verizon, T-Mobile, AT&T, others form North American 6G alliance
News Analysis | 10/13/2020

The new 'Next G Alliance' will focus on the 'full lifecycle' of 6G, including research and development, manufacturing, standardization and market readiness.

Ericsson's 6G story centers on 'Internet of senses'
News Analysis | 10/6/2020

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.

India's Airtel puts $13M in Security Intelligence Center
News Analysis | 10/2/2020

Bharti Airtel launched the Security Intelligence Center with an investment of INR1000 million, and Airtel Secure, cybersecurity for enterprise customers.

UK report cites flaw of 'national significance' in Huawei kit
News Analysis | 10/2/2020

Annual Huawei security report again highlights Huawei's ongoing software engineering shortcomings.

Coronavirus speeds up IoT adoption, businesses say
News Analysis | 10/2/2020

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.

Drahi's Altice takeover plan hits a road bump
News Analysis | 10/1/2020

A shareholder in Altice Europe said Drahi's buyout offer significantly undervalues the company.

NTT Docomo cracks open 5G fronthaul for carrier aggregation
News Analysis | 9/30/2020

Japanese operator demos 'multi-vendor' trial, using O-RAN fronthaul specs, with Fujitsu and NEC.

Germany stops short of Huawei ban, but raises bar to entry
News Analysis | 9/30/2020

Germany looks set to strangle the China-based supplier in red tape as scrutiny is extended to the 5G RAN.

Musk makes Starlink IPO guarantee to small investors
News Analysis | 9/29/2020

But they'll have to wait. If a listing does happen it won't be for at least 'several years.'

Huawei mopping up stakes in domestic chip suppliers – report
News Analysis | 9/29/2020

Chinese vendor's Habo Investment arm is said to have acquired stakes in 17 local chip companies in the past year.

Orange faces staff dissent about 5G on eve of France's auction
News Analysis | 9/18/2020

Ahead of France's September 29 5G spectrum auction, Orange SA faces internal staff dissent about 5G's profitability and environmental impact.

Fujitsu flags efforts to tackle facial recognition fraud
News Analysis | 9/18/2020

Japan-based technology firm aims to improve trust in facial recognition software by making it easier to block fraud.

Huawei phone prices soar as chips supply gets cooked
News Analysis | 9/17/2020

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.

Alibaba, China Mobile may invest in blacklisted surveillance firm
News Analysis | 9/16/2020

E-commerce giant and telco consider 3 billion yuan investment in Dahua, a blacklisted surveillance company whose tech monitors Uyghurs in Xinjiang province.

Dutch mobile market counts cost of COVID-19
News Analysis | 9/15/2020

New report expects Dutch mobile revenue to fall 4.3% in 2020, but the three operators show a slightly mixed picture in Q2.

5G cloud gaming offers annual $150bn revenue gain – report
News Analysis | 9/14/2020

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.

US earns participation medal in the race to 5G
News Analysis | 9/8/2020

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.

STC set to revise Vodafone Egypt offer – reports
News Analysis | 9/8/2020

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.

Avengers Assemble: Team Microsoft takes on deepfake videos
News Analysis | 9/2/2020

Microsoft's Video Authenticator flags fake news clips and lets news outlets and political campaigns watermark content to prove authenticity ahead of US elections.

Virtually unstoppable: Zoom revenues quadruple thanks to COVID-19
News Analysis | 9/1/2020

Videoconferencing platform Zoom announces runaway second-quarter earnings, with revenue up 355%, though tech's biggest firms aim to chase its success.

CableLabs starts to connect on network convergence
News Analysis | 8/26/2020

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.

Huawei loses groundbreaking global patents case in London
News Analysis | 8/26/2020

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.

Huawei cut London finance team in 2019 seeing storm ahead
News Analysis | 8/24/2020

Annual filings revealed China's telecoms giant cut department by 20%, as UK government increased scrutiny, according to the Daily Telegraph.

MediaTek, Inmarsat take 5G NB-IoT to the skies
News Analysis | 8/20/2020

Successful trial of NB-IoT bi-directional link between Fucino Space Center in Italy and Alphasat GEO satellite.

India's PLI scheme interests device makers – including Samsung
News Analysis | 8/19/2020

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.

Steady as she goes for Swisscom in H1
News Analysis | 8/13/2020

Swisscom holds firm on full-year guidance (although revenue is trimmed a smidgen).

China Mobile reports more than 70M 5G users
News Analysis | 8/13/2020

China Mobile said it has deployed 188,000 5G basestations - including Mount Everest - while China Unicom hit 210,000 to date, according to results.

SoftBank stages Q1 comeback swearing off risky startups
News Analysis | 8/12/2020

Better Vision Fund performance, and near-completion of enormous asset monetization program, help make up for the Q4 2019 disaster show.

Huawei running out of chips, but not out of options
News Analysis | 8/12/2020

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.

Qualcomm wins appeal in long-running FTC antitrust case
News Analysis | 8/12/2020

US 9th Circuit Court of Appeals overturns 2019 ruling wireless technology company Qualcomm broke antitrust law with "unreasonably high" royalties for IP.

Huawei, Apple buck Q2 smartphone trends – report
News Analysis | 8/3/2020

Both OEMs have reason to cheer, despite overall smartphone shipment volumes decreasing 16% year-on-year. Samsung? Look away now.

Telefónica Deutschland takes COVID Q2 hit on core profits
News Analysis | 7/29/2020

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.

Fifth-generation fixed network initiative hits the ground running
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 7/22/2020

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.

Samsung lays out 6G vision: THz, mobile holograms, AI
News Analysis | 7/14/2020

The South Korean electronics giant has released a new white paper on the '6G arms race' and its vision for likely applications.

Huawei's patents won't save it, says leading analyst
Morris Lore | 6/9/2020

The Chinese company's importance to the 5G standard has probably been overstated, says Richard Windsor of Radio Free Mobile.

Testing giant Rohde & Schwarz kicks off 6G marketing efforts
News Analysis | 6/1/2020

Complete with a website, hashtag and possible testing rig, Rohde & Schwarz is looking to take an early lead in the discussion around 6G.

The death of Huawei won't stop the rise of China
News Analysis | 5/28/2020

The latest US sanctions have brought China's biggest equipment maker to its knees. Even if it collapses, China will be hard to impede.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: 5G race, semiconductors and Joe Rogan
LRTV Documentaries | 5/27/2020

This week the newly Spotifyed podders ponder the politics of 5G and 6G, among other hot topics.

US prepares for a 6G fight
DanoVision | 5/21/2020

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.'

China's 6G grandstanding will ruffle US feathers
News Analysis | 5/20/2020

As ZTE parades its 6G colors, Huawei's defense of global standards may serve only to hasten their demise.

China's 5G fever triggers 6G delirium as experts channel Dr. Dolittle
News Analysis | 5/14/2020

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.

Why telcos need open core surgery
Column | 5/8/2020

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.

US officials may avert 5G standards fragmentation
News Analysis | 5/6/2020

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.

Podcast: NTT Research President and CEO Kazu Gomi
CxO Spotlight | 4/7/2020

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.

The New T-Mobile is here
The Philter | 4/1/2020

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.

Farewell, Light Reading, and thanks!
Shades of Ray | 3/27/2020

After 18 years, it's time for a new adventure.

Cable must fight 'creeping complacency' about emerging broadband threats – analyst
News Analysis | 3/3/2020

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.

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