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Whatever Huawei did, the case against Meng looks spiteful
News Analysis | 8/3/2021

Huawei's chief financial officer is back in a Canadian courtroom this week and her extradition case could run for years.

What lies ahead for India's Vodafone Idea?
News Analysis | 8/3/2021

Recent judgment rejecting telcos' appeal to rework the Adjusted Gross Revenue (AGR) dues again puts a question mark over Vodafone Idea's survival in India.

Hong Kong aims for $160M in Asia's 5G spectrum wave
News Analysis | 8/2/2021

Hong Kong is aiming to raise at least HK$1.24 billion ($159.5 million) from a 5G spectrum auction across five different bands.

Samsung boosts income 73% on higher chip prices, demand
News Analysis | 7/29/2021

Samsung Electronics has ridden the chip shortage to deliver boost earnings and revenue despite a fall in handset sales.

Nokia, firing on most cylinders, expects an extra €1B in sales
News Analysis | 7/29/2021

The Finnish equipment maker's share price soars in Helsinki after it lifts guidance on a strong set of results.

Apple takes pole position in the 5G race
News Analysis | 7/28/2021

Demand for the high-speed technology is fueling take-up of its latest iPhone, according to CEO Tim Cook.

Huawei demotes AV chief over Tesla 'killing' comments
News Analysis | 7/28/2021

Su Jing clears desk, gets sent for further 'training,' after suggesting autonomous cars will inevitably cause road deaths.

MediaTek: We will not be deterred
News Analysis | 7/27/2021

MediaTek, which is locked in an increasingly contentious battle with rival Qualcomm, this week raised its 2021 annual revenue growth target from around 40% to above 45%.

Intel turns chipmaker for Qualcomm in odd couple tie-up
News Analysis | 7/27/2021

The US chips giant has named Qualcomm as the first customer of its new foundry business, raising questions about a conflict of interest.

China tech clampdown now targets edutech and market abuses
News Analysis | 7/27/2021

China's tech crackdown continues to roll on, this time targeting edutech and anti-competitive behavior by Internet firms.

Standalone shaping up to be 5G's next big flop
Morris Lore | 7/27/2021

The industry is aflutter about the souped-up version of 5G, but everyone else should curb their enthusiasm.

Ericsson 5G deal with O2 cements its core dominance in UK
News Analysis | 7/26/2021

While the government worries about RAN diversity, UK operators have become heavily reliant on Ericsson for their 5G cores.

Another AGR blow to India telcos – especially Vodafone Idea
News Analysis | 7/23/2021

India's Supreme Court rejected the appeal by telcos, including Vodafone Idea, to rectify the 'errors' in the Adjusted Gross Revenue calculations.

Vocus goes private for $2.6B in frothy Australian market
News Analysis | 7/23/2021

Low interest rates have fueled a flurry of telco deals and listings in Australia and New Zealand.

5G core spend is on a roll, says Dell'Oro
News Analysis | 7/23/2021

China sets 5GC pace, but overall mobile core network is expected to grow at a much slower rate over the next five years.

Akamai outage is latest warning about Internet dependency
News Analysis | 7/23/2021

A small number of companies, most of them based in America, now play host to critical systems used globally.

Open RAN adds to 6G dilemma
News Analysis | 7/22/2021

Ericsson reckons the in-vogue technology concept will be a 'fundamental' part of 6G, opening another Pandora's box for the mobile industry.

Huawei fails latest (pointless) UK security check-up
News Analysis | 7/20/2021

Regardless of the assessment by UK cyber experts, the Chinese vendor's nationality is sufficient to condemn it.

Hellish ride is not enough to put Telenor off Asia
Morris Lore | 7/20/2021

Despite multi-billion-dollar losses, military coups and spats with aggressive shareholders, the Norwegian operator is still enthused by markets to the east.

Debt-laden China chip champion Unigroup faces fire sale
News Analysis | 7/20/2021

China's march to semiconductor independence hits another hurdle: bankruptcy of one of the biggest state-backed chip companies, Tsinghua Unigroup.

Ericsson pain is Nokia gain in China 5G latest
News Analysis | 7/19/2021

The Swedish vendor loses out in the 5G contract just awarded by China Mobile, but there is good news for its Finnish rival.

VEON CEO to boldly go where few telcos have won before
News Analysis | 7/19/2021

Highly regarded for the success of his digital strategy at Turkcell, Kaan Terzioglu is trying to repeat the same feat across one of the world's largest telco groups.

Australian govt. ready to tip $1B into Digicel Pacific to head off China
News Analysis | 7/19/2021

Another front has opened up in the Pacific telecom cold war, with the Australian government to fund Telstra's acquisition of debt-laden Digicel Pacific.

India is in the midst of a data center boom
News Analysis | 7/19/2021

The market is booming on the back of ever-growing data consumption and legal data localization requirements – as Google announces a cluster of data centers.

LG U+ and KDDI club together on 5G, 6G
News Analysis | 7/16/2021

South Korean and Japanese operators sign MoU to explore new business applications for 5G and strengthen collaboration on 6G tech.

The global chip industry is realigning
News Analysis | 7/16/2021

Intel's reported move for GlobalFoundries is the latest sign of realignment in the global semiconductor business.

Intel makes a $30B play for GlobalFoundries – report
News Analysis | 7/16/2021

What could be Intel's largest ever acquisition would put the company higher up the food chain among chip producers, but it would still lack the tech edge held by Taiwan's TSMC.

Ericsson is on the ropes in China but thriving elsewhere
News Analysis | 7/16/2021

The Swedish equipment vendor has told investors to plan for a significant reduction in its Chinese market share.

5G offers little value for the traditional telco
News Analysis | 7/15/2021

The telecom industry may need to change the way it thinks and talks about 5G.

TSMC still looks fab after Q2 update
News Analysis | 7/15/2021

Taiwanese chip manufacturer eyes production expansion in US, Japan to meet growing demand. Signals automotive chip shortages will ease.

Lessons from the afterlife of the fax
News Analysis | 7/13/2021

The fax is still a thing after 175 years. What can the world learn from that?

Biden spots yet another Chinese stinker in open RAN
News Analysis | 7/13/2021

Kindroid, a signed-up member of the O-RAN Alliance, is trying to pilfer US technology for the Chinese military, says the US government.

NEC sends 5G to the cloud with Microsoft
News Analysis | 7/13/2021

Japanese supplier will also migrate 11,000 employees worldwide onto the Azure platform.

CSPs dragging their heels on enterprise 5G – report
News Analysis | 7/12/2021

A new report from Beyond by BearingPoint and Omdia finds that CSPs' share of enterprise 5G deals as project lead is declining.

Canada deals major blow to Huawei CFO in US extradition battle
News Analysis | 7/12/2021

Judge rules that documents previously held by HSBC and sought by Huawei will be not be allowed as evidence in the courtroom.

Nokia sues China's Oppo over patents, 5G licenses
News Analysis | 7/9/2021

Nokia sues China's smartphone maker Oppo for patent infringement in four countries after talks about updating a licensing agreement for 5G break down.

After Didi, China tightens control of data
News Analysis | 7/9/2021

Anxious about listings on US stock exchanges, the Chinese government is trying to rein in its technology companies.

Huawei and Volkswagen tie the knot over 4G tech
News Analysis | 7/8/2021

Huawei, not giving up without a fight, is pivoting into car tech, with a massive licensing deal to let Volkswagen cars use its 4G IP.

Is India moving towards a duopoly?
News Analysis | 7/8/2021

Bharti Airtel chairman Sunil Mittal says India's telecom industry's movement towards a duopoly is 'tragic,' and the country needs at least three players.

US case against Huawei CFO may be wobbling
News Analysis | 7/8/2021

Canada's courts are to rule on the admissibility of documents that in Huawei's view prove HSBC was not misled by Meng.

India lets VSAT offer satellite backhaul connectivity to CSPs
News Analysis | 7/7/2021

Indian service providers will be able to use satellite capacity from VSAT license holders, like Hughes, Nelco and BSNL, to connect sites.

GSMA misses MWC target with 20K visitors
News Analysis | 7/7/2021

The big tradeshow in Barcelona normally plays host to more than 100,000 visitors. This year, more than 80,000 did not make the trip.

Nokia, TPG switch on world's first 700MHz band 5G
News Analysis | 7/6/2021

Nokia and Australia's TPG Telecom turn on the first standalone 5G on the 700MHz band. It's aimed at helping TPG catch rivals but may herald a trend.

Elon Musk's Starlink risks being another satellite flop
News Analysis | 7/6/2021

A project that may cost as much as $30 billion and appeal to a tiny percentage of the world's population seems unlikely to make anyone rich.

Vodafone Idea gasping for financial relief in India
News Analysis | 7/6/2021

It's been reported the company is now looking to sell its data center business, optical fiber unit and fixed-line broadband subsidiary.

Tower Bersama could be up for grabs – report
News Analysis | 7/6/2021

Report says the Indonesian tower company's two major shareholders have approached banks.

Doxxer rebellion: US tech firms threaten Hong Kong exit
News Analysis | 7/6/2021

US tech heavyweights have warned planned anti-doxxing laws in Hong Kong may drive them from the city because of 'disproportionate and unnecessary' penalties.

Nokia networks boss defends bet on 25G PON
News Analysis | 7/5/2021

Federico Guillén says the 50G PON rival, backed mainly by China's Huawei, will be too expensive for years to come.

Huawei bets on chip startups to rebuild supply chain
News Analysis | 7/5/2021

Huawei has placed bets of dozens of China chip startups and plans to open its first fab in 2021 as it tries to rebuild its supply chain.

Myanmar bans telco execs from leaving country
News Analysis | 7/5/2021

Myanmar turns up pressure on telcos to install spyware, with a July 5 deadline. Norway's Telenor looks to exit; Qatar's Ooredoo is a possible buyer.

Ericsson beats out Huawei to win Malaysia 5G contract
News Analysis | 7/2/2021

Malaysia's unusual path to 5G has taken another twist, with Ericsson unexpectedly winning the contract to build the national wholesale network.

OneWeb new chapter with northern hemisphere push
News Analysis | 7/2/2021

Sat comms company boosts coverage with 36-satellite launch from Russia.

CBN issues massive 5G basestation tender
News Analysis | 7/1/2021

China Broadcast Network (CBN), China's newest mobile operator, has issued a tender for the radio access portion of its national 5G network.

Telstra edges Optus with $2.1B tower sale
News Analysis | 6/30/2021

Telstra has stolen a march on rival Optus with the sale of 49% of its tower business to a local consortium.

AWS 'many years' behind in cloud mobile, says Rakuten CTO
News Analysis | 6/30/2021

The man responsible for the industry's most state-of-the-art telecom network takes aim at the public cloud.

After quitting Asia, Nordic debt junkie Telia is selling towers
News Analysis | 6/30/2021

Swedish operator will retain a majority stake in its Finnish and Norwegian towers after the latest infrastructure deal.

Telecom outsources big ideas to Elon Musk at MWC
Morris Lore | 6/30/2021

An appearance by the man behind Tesla, SpaceX and Starlink is the most exciting thing to happen at this year's show.

India's Airtel picks Ciena to upgrade optic fiber network
News Analysis | 6/29/2021

Bharti Airtel, India's second-largest service provider, has implemented Ciena's photonic infrastructure to add capacity to its optic fiber network in cities.

GSMA: 1 billion more mobile Internet users by 2025
News Analysis | 6/29/2021

There will be 5 billion humans with mobile Internet in 2025, says GSMA's annual mobile economy report for MWC. Plus 24 billion IoT connections.

6G off to a flier – but to where?
News Analysis | 6/29/2021

The road to 6G will be quite a ride – but one China Mobile exec is already warning of fragmentation.

Nokia goes missing in Deutsche Telekom's open RAN town
News Analysis | 6/28/2021

The German telecom incumbent picks Asian and US vendors to build its first open RAN network – just like everyone else is doing.

Telcos need to move faster to seize post-pandemic opportunities
News Analysis | 6/28/2021

The global health crisis is still with us, but the post-pandemic world is already heaving into view. For telcos to seize the opportunities they must be fast.

Cloud envy and virtue-signaling color desperate MWC
Morris Lore | 6/28/2021

Europe's telecom sector attempts to show it is a good corporate citizen while having its usual moan about the unfair regulation of big tech.

Jio, Google bonhomie continues to grow in India
News Analysis | 6/28/2021

Two announcements at Reliance Industries' AGM around the JioPhoneNext and the cloud seal the deal on the love affair with Google.

Axiata angles for open RAN leadership in Asia
News Analysis | 6/28/2021

Group is working with Mavenir and Parallel Wireless on open RAN in Indonesia, Malaysia and Sri Lanka.

Airtel, TCS partner for Made in India 5G open RAN
News Analysis | 6/25/2021

India's second-largest service provider has partnered with Tata Consultancy Services on homegrown open RAN-based radio, non-standalone and standalone core 5G.

Rakuten's 4G rollout is holding up a 5G push
News Analysis | 6/25/2021

A much bigger rollout of 5G services will not break the bank, says Rakuten, but it is unlikely to start before September.

Don't expect Qualcomm to curb Intel's open RAN power
Morris Lore | 6/24/2021

The mobile chips whizz says it won't be challenging Intel in open RAN and there are few other signs of competition.

Nokia finds its 5G mojo, piling pressure onto Huawei and Ericsson
News Analysis | 6/24/2021

After a product reboot, the Finnish vendor seems to measure up to its rivals on some of the most important criteria.

Huawei loses in Swedish courts over 5G, again
News Analysis | 6/23/2021

Court dashes vendor's hopes of an appeal, but Ericsson continues to raise concerns over business in China.

DoCoMo and NEC tackle RIC for open RAN
News Analysis | 6/22/2021

The two Japanese giants announce a further extension of their ongoing open RAN collaboration.

MWC's big story is still the cloud cheerleader replacing Ericsson
News Analysis | 6/22/2021

Bidding to be the Elon Musk of telecom, Danielle Royston has hijacked this year's shindig and made it all about the cloud.

Ericsson lets Intel inside as midband 5G gets cloudy
News Analysis | 6/22/2021

The Swedish equipment maker will run baseband software on x86 processors supplied by Intel in a sign of RAN upheaval.

Samsung opts out of India's PLI for telecom gear – report
News Analysis | 6/21/2021

Samsung was a major beneficiary of the PLI for mobile device manufacturing, but it's decided not to make additional investment.

Huawei loses its day in court against the FCC
News Analysis | 6/21/2021

A US appeals court throws out Huawei's complaint against the FCC, though there's more to keep its lawyers busy in Canada, Poland, the UK and Sweden.

Axiata, Telenor seal Malaysian merger deal
News Analysis | 6/21/2021

Deal to merge Celcom and Digi is said to be worth $15 billion.

US is winning the Pacific cable wars
News Analysis | 6/21/2021

The US may be struggling to persuade the world to ban Huawei gear from 5G networks, but it's a clear winner in the Pacific subsea cable wars.

Biden back in DC, but China still on his mind
News Analysis | 6/18/2021

Back from his foreign junket, Biden issues an order letting the government subpoena or ban Chinese app makers, while the FCC closes Huawei loopholes.

China 5G device sales slow
News Analysis | 6/18/2021

The China 5G handset juggernaut is slowing down – after growing at a thundering pace in early 2021 with 91 million devices shipped in the first four months.

Telecoms equipment market rebounds in Q1 2021 – Dell'Oro
News Analysis | 6/18/2021

Huawei retains its grip with a 36% share outside North America, almost equal to the combined share of Nokia, Ericsson and ZTE.

With five IPOs and $5B, SK plans Korea's SoftBank
News Analysis | 6/18/2021

Eyeing the SouthBank Group blueprint, South Korea's SK Telecom hives off an investment arm, with $5 billion and five IPOs lined up.

Open RAN a lifeline for emerging market telcos
News Analysis | 6/18/2021

The ardent debates around open RAN have obscured the reality that many of the biggest proponents of the new architecture are in the developing world.

Podcast: The Divide – Internet Society Foundation aims to bolster broadband with global grants
LRTV Interviews | 6/17/2021

This week: Sarah Armstrong, executive director of the Internet Society Foundation, on the organization's mission to support Internet access for everyone and its current work to award grants for community-led efforts in Bangladesh, Colombia and Senegal.

Rakuten to expose what open RAN kit makers charge
News Analysis | 6/17/2021

The Japanese firm plans to reveal exactly what it pays for components in a move that the big vendors may not welcome.

India launches Trusted Telecom site to address security concerns
News Analysis | 6/17/2021

Portal gives clearance to telecom gear before it is installed by service providers, as new rules mandate telcos use equipment from 'trusted' sources only.

Ericsson says fears about Europe's 5G lag have come true
News Analysis | 6/16/2021

New data shared exclusively with Light Reading shows just how badly Europe has now fallen behind other parts of the world in 5G, says the Swedish equipment vendor.

Malaysia surprises with another unusual spectrum handout
News Analysis | 6/15/2021

Once again, the Malaysian government has surprised the industry with a sudden and unexplained spectrum allocation.

Rakuten says chips crunch is 'much worse' than expected
News Analysis | 6/15/2021

Telecom industry faces an uphill battle over the next two years, warns Rakuten Mobile's Tareq Amin.

India's BSNL future uncertain as it struggles to launch 4G
News Analysis | 6/15/2021

The recent approval by India's DoT of 5G trials has put the spotlight on state-owned BSNL, which is still struggling to build a 4G network.

Cautious start to 5G in spectrum-starved Indonesia
News Analysis | 6/15/2021

Led by Telkomsel, Indonesian operators have begun rolling out limited 5G deployments in the face of a severe spectrum shortage.

Satellite firms, telcos fight over 28GHz spectrum in India
News Analysis | 6/14/2021

There seems to be a tug of war going on between the satellite communication firms and Indian service providers over the 28GHz spectrum band.

Samsung beats Euro, US rivals to land Vodafone UK open RAN deal
News Analysis | 6/14/2021

The South Korean vendor emerges as the key player in the deployment as Vodafone works on replacing China's Huawei in its 5G network.

Reshoring: TSMC seeks offshore options
News Analysis | 6/11/2021

Asia's most valuable company, TSMC, is weighing construction of an advanced chip-making plant in Kumamoto, western Japan.

Rakuten network wins plaudits but could need a 'Hail Mary' deal
News Analysis | 6/11/2021

It performs well in a comparison with other international 4G networks, but one analyst says the loss-making Japanese firm desperately needs a deep-pocketed investor.

Biden's billions a throwback to Cold War innovation
News Analysis | 6/10/2021

The Biden administration's plans to tip tens of billions into new tech to counter China is a throwback to the Cold War – not necessarily a bad thing.

TikTok tale ticks to Biden finale, second season
News Analysis | 6/10/2021

Biden overturns Trump's TikTok and WeChat bans, but his new review on how Chinese companies use US data may see them die another day.

Intel is building an open RAN fortress, but it's also under attack
News Analysis | 6/10/2021

Operators believe open RAN can spur competition and supplier diversity in the radio access network. So how come today's ecosystem is built around one giant chipmaker?

On China, Senate passes telecoms, chips, 5G bill
News Analysis | 6/9/2021

Eyeing China, the US Senate passed a $250 billion bill to boost the US semiconductor, telecoms, and AI sectors, but its path ahead is uncertain.

Huawei steps up the fight
News Analysis | 6/9/2021

The China-based vendor insists that country of origin does not affect the security of network equipment.

Is the Twitter-India standoff over?
News Analysis | 6/8/2021

The social media giant has sought more time from the government to comply with the new IT rules, possibly marking an end to the standoff.

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