The Swedish equipment vendor delivers another strong set of results for its first quarter as geopolitics continues to affect its business.
The test and integration lab at its Newbury headquarters will be a catalyst for the new-look technology, the UK operator hopes.
The British government is pushing through an 'open' agenda that will restrict operators' freedom of choice.
A government-appointed taskforce wants to interfere in the decisions that operators make about their suppliers, according to a report.
Triangle Telephone Cooperative (TTC) is based in Central Montana and counts around 17,000 subscribers. It's considering ripping out Huawei's core and replacing it with open RAN equipment.
The companies promise a 64T64R radio unit competitive with the best from traditional players by late 2021.
The 5G equipment giant seems to be one of the only telecom companies in China that is not crazy about open RAN.
Dish Network is now promising 'a cloud-native solution that integrates network security from the foundation up.' Nokia, Allot and Palo Alto Networks are providing the details.
Open RAN comes to Afghanistan, as Etisalat partners with Parallel Wireless – and operators eye the developing world as prime networks to open up.
Heavy Reading analyst Gabriel Brown offers up a preview of the upcoming two-day Open RAN World Digital Conference.
Ericsson launches an open lab to work on virtualized 5G RAN, part of its campaign to head off virtualization and cloud RAN moves by Samsung and Nokia.
Supplier partner Altiostar says performance of Japan's open RAN operator compares 'favorably' with other mobile networks in the country.
Firefighter, repairman and architect, Tommi Uitto is knocking the Finnish vendor's 5G business into shape.
Samsung Networks has landed yet another major 5G customer, signing with NTT DoCoMo to supply open RAN and related solutions.
Group looks to fast-track open RAN deployments by teaming up with Japan's Rakuten Mobile.
Finnish vendor announces partnerships with AWS, Azure and Google with an initial focus on private mobile networks for enterprises.
The new-look technology needs to show it can produce highly capable 5G radios for the most demanding environments if it is to flourish.
Most of the 5G hardware supplied by Verizon's vendors – Ericsson, Samsung and Nokia – will comply with open RAN specifications starting next year.
Finnish supplier launches O-RAN compliant service enablement platform replete with AI/ML bells and whistles.
As 5G rollouts ramp up, common themes are emerging at an international level on opening up the technology and vendor ecosystem.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone talks up open RAN; Deutsche Telekom teams up on electric vehicle charging tech; what's Welsh for 'your call is important to us'?
Airspan Networks said it will gain roughly $166 million in net proceeds via its new transaction, money the company will use in its pursuit of the open RAN and 5G space.
German operator takes a cautious step towards the next version of 5G that will be fully uncoupled from the 4G network.
Acquisition, which forms the basis of a new 'DZS Cloud' unit, represents a 'big missing ingredient' for DZS as mobile and fixed networks become more disaggregated and distributed, CEO Charlie Vogt says.
FiberLight, a fiber provider across parts of Texas and elsewhere, plans to use its $1.7 million in RDOF cash to deploy a wireless network leveraging 5G and open RAN.
The IT company needs to slash costs and fatten its aaS offerings if it is to keep investors as happy as they are right now.
Requirement to move straight to standalone version of 5G causes some ructions.
The IT giant has spruced up its portfolio of communications products and launched a new open RAN server, but will the industry bite?
Börje Ekholm nonetheless thinks large-scale open RAN is years away.
Malaysia also plans to establish a 5G Cybersecurity Lab with the Chinese vendor.
Meanwhile, a potentially costly wrinkle emerges in Dish's retail mobile biz as T-Mobile warns it plans to shut down its 3G CDMA network on or around January 1, 2022.
Revenue from RAN equipment reached record-breaking heights in 2020, driven by stronger than expected 5G NR investments in North America and China toward the end of the year.
Swedish vendor claims to have the smallest and lightest massive MIMO radios in the world.
The many variants of open RAN and the apparent shortcomings of the standardization process will frustrate efforts to challenge Ericsson, Huawei and Nokia.
Dish Network has inked deals with more tower companies and hired more execs to manage its 5G buildout. Meanwhile, Qualcomm has released silicon supporting some of Dish's spectrum.
US-based Mavenir Technologies is a favorite to supply open RAN technology for BSNL's 4G tender, despite controversy over the vendor's Indian credentials.
Ligado Networks inked a memorandum of understanding to use the Rakuten Communications Platform, but Rakuten officials wouldn't describe Ligado as an RCP customer.
Finnish vendor to collaborate with research body CPQD on development of services based on the O-RAN RIC.
As ecosystems and vendor partnerships become more popular, there is a growing risk that open RAN merely replaces one form of dependence with another.
'These are not small customers. Some of them are very, very massive,' Rakuten's mobile networking chief Tareq Amin says of the buyers of the Rakuten Communications Platform (RCP).
A parliamentary report on 5G diversification reveals a political cluelessness about 5G technology and the road ahead.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: TDC's earnings down, despite cost-cutting; Iliad bond raises €1.3 billion to help bankroll Play acquisition; Telenor, Intelsat add 4K channels.
Startup Cohere Technologies was founded in 2011. Today, the company's CEO said it is 'very well funded into the future' and should begin naming operator customers this year.
China's 5G market has some big numbers, but the country may struggle to execute its strategy.
Predictably enough, the Swedish equipment vendor thinks Europe should focus on mainstream 5G. It has a point.
Spanish giant's open RAN trial in the UK leans heavily on NEC's system integration capabilities and ecosystem partners (just like it does in Germany).
The Japanese operator takes umbrage at recent analyst criticism of its network performance and says open RAN is not at fault.
BSA, CableLabs, GSMA and the Telecom Infra Project (TIP) are teaming up with the Open RAN Policy Coalition for 'responsible policy action in support of open RAN.'
The Biden White House is aiming to build a 'comprehensive strategy' that pushes back on China's global economic influence, a stance that will keep Huawei sidelined in US 5G buildouts.
The private sector seems unconvinced by the case for open RAN investment. Europe's service providers think taxpayers should fill the void.
Scott Petty will direct digital and IT as Alberto Ripepi takes charge of all things network-related in the latest shake-up.
Rakuten hoped to upend the market with cutting-edge technology and cheap services. But its customer numbers and expenses are driving speculation that the company might exit the mobile industry entirely.
Generating profits in a busier, shrinking market for radio access network products will be difficult.
Deal for Optelian, the first acquisition under new DZS CEO Charlie Vogt, will add coherent optics technology to DZS's portfolio and provide it with a path to 200-Gig and 400-Gig transport capabilities.
France's biggest operator has made a bold commitment to open RAN and predicted 'parity' with traditional kit in the next four years.
Deutsche Telekom, Orange, Telefónica and Vodafone have made a joint commitment they hope will accelerate ecosystem development.
The German operator says European recovery funds are needed to help foster the development of a local ecosystem for the in-vogue technology.
British authorities are infatuated with a technology they barely understand from either a technology or market perspective.
US supplier signs exclusive IP global licensing agreement with Netsia, giving it access to RIC technology and open RAN expertise.
The 'uncarrier' agrees new five-year deals to further the rollout of 5G across its spectrum assets.
This year is likely to bring the launch of 5G, more tie-ups between operators and startups and growing interest in satellite technology, among other developments.
Verizon CTO Kyle Malady tells Light Reading: 'I don't see any reason why the technology can't work, but there will be things carriers need to work out if they do adopt it.'
The US military is looking for ways to 'accelerate the development of an open source 5G,' which comes as no surprise given the Pentagon's wide and growing interest in the technology.
Ed Cholerton has been tasked with overseeing Nokia's business across the US and Canada. Here's how he's looking at topics ranging from the C-band auction to open RAN to small cells.
Predictions stories are rampant around this time of year. Here's what not to expect in 2021.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: STC tests open RAN; Inflexion takes stake in Daisy Group; Ericsson fuels 5G for DTAC in Thailand.
Dish has gathered together technology partners and experts to help with its launch of a cloud-native open RAN 5G network in 2021.
Japan's innovative mobile network play has made solid progress on its open RAN journey, but more industry work is needed to silence the doubters.
5G expected to account for more than half of all RAN investments in 2021, according to Omdia.
The Light Reading podcast welcomes Dr. Femi Adeyemi, the head of the wireless business at Fujitsu Network Communications, to talk about the business of open RAN.
It was the year of the pandemic, but it was also the year 5G landed, Huawei lost its US chip supply and industry began turning to open RAN.
5G made its mass entrance in 2021, with around 135 networks deployed. 2021 is when 5G will start to show commercial chops and evolve networks to standalone.
The new-fangled network technology has arrived too late to be a part of 5G plans for many operators, says Robert Finnegan.
The involvement of so many Chinese firms in the O-RAN Alliance raises some awkward questions for policymakers.
MTN strikes 2,000-site deal with local NaaS provider Hotspot Network; Parallel Wireless in supplier mix.
The Finnish equipment vendor is prioritizing a largely unproven technology as part of its latest turnaround strategy.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Free says 'oui' to 5G; Ericsson makes UK jobs pledge; Telefónica turns to NEC for its German open RAN pilot.
The new technology risks infringing patents owned by companies that are not a part of its club.
Japanese supplier establishes 'technical verification' open RAN lab in India, seen as 'complementary' to Center of Excellence in the UK.
Some of AT&T's top networking executives are touting the benefits of open RAN technology, but caution that commercial deployments aren't imminent.
The FCC said its Huawei and ZTE 'rip and replace' program should allow for the use of open RAN equipment. But the agency didn't name any approved open RAN vendors.
A small UK developer of RF technology is attracting fresh interest as the UK seeks to cultivate local talent while it phases out the Chinese.
In 2021, cloud spending will grow seven times faster than overall IT spending, while 5% of doctor visits worldwide will be virtual, says Deloitte.
UK mobile operator pilots network platform that was co-developed with Mavenir.
Executives from Verizon, Vodafone and other operators are calling for unity in a push to create an open RAN ecosystem. Meantime, survivors of vendor consolidation are catching up.
MTI will join Fujitsu in providing triband and dualband radios for Dish Network's planned 5G network. The radios will support open RAN interfaces.
The Finnish equipment vendor is likely to help build an 'open RAN town' for the German operator next year, which would bode well for a future relationship.
Verana scored a batch of VC funding that the company said will help it begin selling 5G basestations by 2022.
Iain Morris joins the show to give an update on open RAN's progress and hurdles, and what's in store for the technology next year.
Mavenir is pinning its hopes on an open RAN trend separating hardware from software. At the same time, the company is working to tightly integrate its own hardware and software.
Forecast is raised as service providers commit to both greenfield and brownfield deployments worldwide.
Docomo in Japan is now selling 5G for around half of what its fellow incumbents charge. If Dish enters the 5G market in the US, AT&T and Verizon might be forced into a similar position.
As opinion swings against China, Huawei's regional difficulties could mount when Joe Biden enters the White House.
The hyped technology is unlikely to make a huge difference in what telcos invest and even threatens to run up a bigger opex bill.
Geopolitics is having a major impact on the vendor landscape in telecom.
COVID-19, an IT overhaul and the swap-out of Huawei equipment are all consuming the attention of Susan Buttsworth, Three's chief operating officer.
The UK government is intervening in its telecom sector to a dangerous degree as it backs specific firms and technologies.
The US Department of Defense's test network is part of a $600 million project that is intended to strengthen the US in its 5G competitiveness.
Rajesh Mishra, Parallel Wireless' CTO, and Kaitki Agarwal, Parallel's chief product officer, are leaving the company to start A5G Networks, which will focus on open RAN orchestration.