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Leading Lights 2020 Finalists: Private Wireless Networks Strategy
News Analysis | 8/5/2020

Five companies – Boingo Wireless, Celona, Federated Wireless, Mavenir and Nokia – made the cut in the Most Innovative Private Wireless Networks Strategy.

Podcast: What's the story with open RAN?
LRTV Interviews | 8/5/2020

On this episode of 'What's the Story?' – a new series from the Light Reading Podcast – Iain Morris talks with pod host Nicole Ferraro about open RAN: the latest news, why it matters and what's likely to happen next.

Hands off Arm, Nvidia
Morris Lore | 8/4/2020

The sale of the UK's only major technology player in the open RAN ecosystem would hardly support efforts to rekindle the domestic telecom supply chain.

Wrong and stupid: Trump's Twitter tiff ends O'Rielly's wireless run
DanoVision | 8/4/2020

FCC Commissioner Michael O'Rielly has worked to free up critical midband spectrum for 5G. Now he doesn't have a job, reportedly because he disagreed with Trump's campaign against Twitter.

Leading Lights 2020 Finalists: Most Innovative Mobile/Wireless Product or Service
News Analysis | 8/4/2020

Amdocs; Cohere Technologies; Rakuten, Intel and Altiostar Networks are in the running for the 'Most Innovative Mobile/Wireless Product or Service' award.

Nokia bags 5G deal with Taiwan's Asia Pacific Telecom
News Analysis | 8/4/2020

Finnish telecoms vendor to provide Taiwan operator APT with non-standalone and standalone 5G RAN and core in latest Taiwanese network deal.

Dish chooses VMware's cloud for 5G
News Analysis | 7/31/2020

Dish Network said it will run its network functions inside of the VMware Telco Cloud, and that the companies will work together to certify and install other vendors' software into the platform.

Samsung looks chipper in Q2 as the world works from home
News Analysis | 7/30/2020

Strong semiconductor performance makes up for drop in smartphone sales. South Korean behemoth expects Q3 uptick at its mobile communications business unit.

Leading Lights 2020 Finalists: Most Innovative Telco Cloud Product Strategy
News Analysis | 7/29/2020

Seven companies – Affirmed Networks, Altiostar, DriveNets, Enea Openwave, Netcracker, Optiva and Volta – made the cut in the Most Innovative Telco Cloud Product Strategy.

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.

BT closer to 5G deal with Ericsson and lukewarm on open RAN
News Analysis | 7/29/2020

The odds shorten on a 5G deal between BT and Ericsson after comments by the UK incumbent's chief technology officer this week.

Vodafone CEO Read targets 'urban' open RAN in 2022
News Analysis | 7/28/2020

The European service provider plans to launch a rural open RAN network in 2021 and to follow up with an urban deployment the following year.

Leading Lights 2020 Finalists: Company of the Year (Private)
The Philter | 7/23/2020

Six companies – Altiostar Networks, Arrcus, Cohere Technologies, DriveNets, World Wide Technology and ZenFi Networks – made the cut in the Company of the Year (Private) category.

Huawei Belle Époque in France to end in 2028
News Analysis | 7/23/2020

French authorities are reportedly about to follow the British example and start phasing the Chinese vendor out of the country.

Deutsche Telekom is in a 5G mess if Huawei is banned
News Analysis | 7/22/2020

News of a 5G deal with Ericsson shows just how reliant on Huawei the German operator has been.

Podcast: What's the story with Huawei bans?
LRTV Interviews | 7/22/2020

On this episode of 'What's the Story?' – a new series from the Light Reading Podcast – Phil Harvey talks with pod host Nicole Ferraro about bans on Huawei: the latest news, why it matters and what's likely to happen next.

India's Jio wants to re-imagine global 5G market
News Analysis | 7/21/2020

In a dramatic move, the Indian service provider is building its own 5G technology that it plans to sell internationally.

Dish begins staffing up in wireless
News Analysis | 7/17/2020

Dish Network's wireless business is headquartered in Littleton, Colorado, where it has said it will employ at least 2,000 people. The company is in the midst of staffing up to meet that goal.

Ericsson sets sights on 5G gains in Europe amid Huawei backlash
News Analysis | 7/17/2020

Swedish vendor says it has the capacity to handle swap-outs in Europe as shares are boosted by an encouraging set of results.

Orange puts open RAN through its paces in Africa
News Analysis | 7/16/2020

Parallel Wireless and i engineering are in the supplier mix.

Eurobites: Show some post-pandemic love for open RAN, pleads trade body ETNO
News Analysis | 7/3/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UK wants to pronounce on O2/Virgin Media merger; Ericsson takes TDC to the water; beaucoup de connectivity en vacances, promises Orange.

Germany's United Internet goes down Rakuten route with plan to build 5G network based on open RAN
News Analysis | 6/22/2020

Germany's new entrant aims to follow Rakuten's example, and indicates it is in advanced negotiations with three vendors.

Open RAN is vulnerable to an Ericsson, Nokia takeover
News Analysis | 6/10/2020

The big vendors could be to open RAN what Facebook was to Instagram and WhatsApp.

US military expands 5G testing to include AR, spectrum sharing and open RAN
News Analysis | 6/4/2020

The US military said it will test 5G networks across a total of 12 bases, and will look at technologies ranging from spectrum sharing to 'Open Radio Access Networks.'

Ericsson is not following Nokia into the unChinese Open RAN Policy Coalition
News Analysis | 5/27/2020

The Swedish equipment maker remains on the outside of a group promoting a technology that forms part of the US attack on China's Huawei.

Here's why T-Mobile is avoiding the open RAN policy debate
News Analysis | 5/19/2020

Although both AT&T and Verizon are part of the Open RAN Policy Coalition, T-Mobile is not. That's noteworthy considering T-Mobile is embarking on a major new 5G network buildout effort.

US sets up new open RAN group amid telecom slugfest with China
News Analysis | 5/5/2020

Led by a former official at the US Department of Commerce, the Open RAN Policy Coalition looks about as political as telecom gets.

Ra-Ra Rakuten, lover of the open RAN
News Analysis | 4/8/2020

Rakuten Mobile explodes onto Japan's 4G scene and carriers around the world are watching.

Rakuten turns 5G revolutionary as it nears world's first open RAN launch
News Analysis | 3/19/2020

The world's most ambitious operator and its daring technology chief are determined to show the industry that 5G networks do not have to be developed in the same old way.

Telefónica takes open RAN into 5G territory
News Analysis | 3/18/2020

Spanish giant to collaborate with Altiostar, Gigatera Communications, Intel, Supermicro and Xilinx on trials of 4G and 5G open RAN technology across three European countries and Brazil.

Indosat latest to enter open RAN fray
News Analysis | 3/10/2020

The Indonesian operator will carry out trials and open a TIP lab as it looks to provide a spur to local players.

T-Mobile evaluating open RAN for merged 5G network
News Analysis | 3/4/2020

T-Mobile's Karri Kuoppamaki tells Light Reading that one new element the operator might consider in its 5G buildout is open radio access network (RAN) technology.

Viavi trumpets 'first' test tools for open RAN specs
News Analysis | 3/3/2020

The network test vendor, already included on an illustrious list of vendors supporting Rakuten Mobile, is claiming an industry first with the launch of an open RAN test suite.

Mavenir signs up Turkcell for open RAN
News Analysis | 2/28/2020

Open RAN specialist partners with Turkish operator for tests initially in Turkey.

Deutsche Telekom, Intel breakthrough piles open RAN pressure onto big vendors
News Analysis | 2/26/2020

The German operator and its partners may have found a way of compensating for the performance shortcomings of general-purpose processors.

Vodafone, DT drive new TIP open RAN program
News Analysis | 2/25/2020

Tier 1 operators and a host of specialist vendors, including Mavenir and Parallel Wireless, lead effort to develop remote radio units for open RAN deployments.

Huawei's Ding gives open RAN short shrift, updates on supply chain
News Analysis | 2/24/2020

The Chinese vendor's carrier chief has little time for open radio access network developments and provides an update on the supply chain impact of the coronavirus and US trade restrictions.

Cohere crashes the open RAN party
News Analysis | 2/21/2020

Revamps itself as a software vendor offering capacity enhancements for any network and spies increasing interest in open RAN as key opportunity.

Etisalat ramps up open RAN with Parallel Wireless
News Analysis | 2/18/2020

US-based open RAN cheerleader trumpets new deal to trial its software solution in the Middle East, Asia and Africa.

Orange Belgium CEO: Open RAN No Substitute for Huawei
News Analysis | 1/27/2020

Touted as an alternative to the big kit vendors, open RAN technologies are too immature to replace them in the short term, says senior Orange executive.

Eurobites: O2 Turns to Open RAN to Boost UK Coverage
News Analysis | 1/16/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Sky Mobile sets out its 5G stall; Ericsson pushes eSIM offering; SFR's mission-critical push-to-talk service rides the rails.

US Senators Propose More Than $1B for Open RAN to Fight Huawei
News Analysis | 1/15/2020

US politicians from across the political divide want to spend hundreds of millions to shore up US alternatives to the controversial Chinese vendor.

Etisalat to Build Open RAN 'Across UAE'
News Analysis | 1/6/2020

Middle Eastern operator names Altiostar, Cisco and NEC as open RAN suppliers, but details of deployment remain thin.

Vodafone Eyes Open RAN Overhaul at 100K Sites, May Swap Existing Suppliers for 5G
News Analysis | 11/13/2019

The UK-based operator stunned onlookers in Amsterdam today with news it is issuing a tender for a possible redesign of its entire European network.

Altiostar Gets Telefónica Investment in Latest Open RAN Boost
News Analysis | 10/17/2019

The US software company adds the Spanish telco to its impressive list of investors as operators scout for alternatives to the big kit vendors.

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