President Trump will be among the attendees for a White House conference on 5G. They'll have much to discuss about the future direction of mobile and wireless tech and policy.
Operators have agreed to scale back competition after the launch of 5G services hit profitability.
Strategy Analytics says the global health scare will put a dampener on 5G smartphone sales, with shipments forecast at 199 million units this year.
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Rival vendors jostle to prove 5G standalone credentials in core network trials with Japanese operator.
The DFC could play a significant role in funding telecom projects.
The impact on supply chains and manufacturing in China causes CommScope to brace for $60 million reduction in profits in Q1, equating to more than $100 million in revenues.
Chinese vendor's president of carrier networks says it now has 91 commercial 5G deals and gives a unique perspective on the potential of the new-generation mobile broadband technology.
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The 3GPP – the association charged with developing 5G technology standards – has canceled its face-to-face meetings in the first quarter due to coronavirus concerns.
AT&T, Singtel and Telefónica trumpet new capabilities of the Telco Security Alliance to detect and eliminate threats.
The German operator's boss warns of possible disruption caused by the disease while pushing for tougher penalties in Germany if foreign vendors breach security rules.
OTT service expected to deliver strong subscriber growth in emerging, 'mobile first' markets, with the catch of much lower average revenues per user.
Concerns about health, climate change and business value raise stark questions about the future of the giant trade show.
The Trump administration is planning new rules to prevent the Chinese vendor from accessing critical components.
The iPhone maker says Chinese production has been affected by the outbreak of the disease.
India's telecom market could revert to the duopoly that used to exist back in the 1990s.
Swedish equipment vendor ramped up production in Europe to cope with Chinese factory closures but is still assessing impact of canceling MWC.
The 5G bidding frenzy is starting in some important Asian markets.
Multiple media reports have said that the Defense Department has dropped its opposition to stricter export rules that would make it tougher to sell to Huawei.
Australia's top court has overruled its regulator and cleared the way for a merger between the mobile and cable operators.
Chinese vendor stole intellectual property from six US technology companies and used this for commercial advantage, alleges the Department of Justice.
Emerging-markets operator also said the CEO of its business in Russia will quit after a disappointing performance in the past year.
In a video interview recorded before the cancellation of Mobile World Congress 2020, Omdia's enterprise services chief analyst, Camille Mendler, says 5G and private network opportunities are among the trends highlighting new business services opportunities for telcos.
Disney's shift to a more personalized, direct-to-consumer model isn't just about hauling in more video revenues as the traditional pay-TV industry struggles: it's about supercharging the rest of Disney's business.
Losses at the Japanese billionaire's Vision Fund raise questions about his entire investment strategy.
The GSMA, organizer of the annual Mobile World Congress, has canceled this year's Barcelona show because of 'the global concern regarding the coronavirus outbreak.'
Omdia analyst Alexandra Rehak identifies the key trends that will dominate IoT discussions during Mobile World Congress, including enabling technologies such as 5G and LPWAN, adjacent technologies such as blockchain, data enablement tools such as analytics and AI and verticalization.
The outbreak of coronavirus looks set to have an impact on 5G and fiber rollout in China.
They think it's all over...
If it goes ahead, this year's MWC will now lack two of the world's three biggest mobile equipment vendors, while another major operator also decides not to attend.
It will be easier and more efficient to report on the industry's developments without traveling to Barcelona.
Japanese e-commerce giant and emerging mobile operator is only the fourth high-profile service provider to announce its withdrawal from MWC due to coronavirus concerns.
Find out about the latest companies to have announced they won't be at this year's Mobile World Congress.
The outbreak of the deadly disease has led to calls for the cancellation of this year's MWC as major exhibitors continue to withdraw.
Satellite technology is making a comeback, with major investors backing competing projects.
World's biggest telecom trade show is in peril as more exhibitors pull out and organizers impose restrictions on visitors from China.
AT&T's CEO rejected suggestions from the US attorney general that the US purchases a controlling interest in Nokia or Ericsson. Instead, the executive said software innovation could blunt the rise of China's Huawei.
Nordic equipment makers receive a boost during Friday-afternoon trading after a US official proposes buying one of the companies.
Jamie's gone to watch the rugby so it's down to Scott, Iain and super-sub Wei to tackle this week's big telecom topics.
KT and SKT have witnessed declines in profitability after pumping money into their new 5G businesses this year.
Japan is finalizing an action plan to support submarine cable projects, with the likes of NEC, NTT Communications and KDDI in line to benefit.
As companies wait to see what others are doing before deciding whether to still attend MWC 2020, Ericsson's bold decision to withdraw looks like it will tip many towards following suit.
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Swedish equipment maker said it would not be able to ensure the health and safety of its employees and customers.
White House officials have reportedly discussed incentives for US private equity firms to buy stakes in Ericsson or Nokia for 5G. But there appears to be discord among Trump's appointees.
Results for 2019 show impact of South Korean telco's commitment to 5G, as the number of its 5G subscribers reaches 1.4 million.
The Finnish equipment maker hailed good progress on cost cutting and is slowly building up its stock of more profitable 5G products.
The Chinese vendor has gone on the attack against Verizon, claiming the US service provider violated its intellectual property.
We don't need no bifurcation…
With exhibitors pulling out and cities under lockdown, this year's MWC could see a fall in attendee numbers, despite what its organizer says.
Jamie and Scott are joined by super-sub Ray in a pod recorded on Brexit day. Party poppers were not provided.
Service provider took the decision to replace the Chinese vendor after regulators warned operators off using 'high-risk vendors' in sensitive parts of the network.
The Trump administration said it has a plan to foster the development of US-based software for 5G, and that AT&T, Microsoft and Dell are supporting the effort.
Dell'Oro Group suggests telecoms and cloud operators will spend more than $75 billion on IP gear in the next five years.
The Chinese authorities are seeking to use communications technology to counter the spread of, and threat from, the coronavirus.
With the telecom industry facing balkanization, the development of a global 6G standard might never happen.
Streaming service focused on factual programming has more than 13 million subs, and is targeting 'hundreds of millions' as it pursues distribution deals around the globe, Clint Stinchcomb says.
Asian governments are plotting different paths to solve the problem of rural broadband funding.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Altice makes moves in Israel; Italy fines operators for billing collusion; Belgian regulator proposes temporary spectrum licenses.
According to figures from South Korea's telecoms regulator, 5G in the country is taking off. But there are some unique reasons for that, and South Korea's 5G efforts may soon be eclipsed.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Italy's cool with Huawei, but former Aussie spy isn't; Telefónica launches new unit for smoother sales processes; Tele2 gets nod for Croatian sale.
The Nordic equipment makers look poised to win additional business in the UK after the government imposed tough new restrictions on Chinese vendors.
The Philippines telco status quo is set for upheaval as a new entrant backed by China Telecoms prepares to break a long-established duopoly with a July launch.
US policymakers see open RAN as a way of defeating China in 5G. There's just one problem…
The UK's decision to allow Huawei a restricted role in the country's 5G rollouts leaves only China with the upper hand.
The Chinese vendor shipped the most 5G smartphones last year, but Samsung is snapping at its heels and 5G iPhones could reshape the market later in 2020.
The telecom industry's big problem is that a debate about 5G suppliers is being driven by security agencies and politicians.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: ETNO wants to see investment encouraged; Q4 fun at KPN, Telia and Telenor; broadband wars in Bristol.
Price rises and government help might not be enough to save the company.
The Swedish equipment maker is making automation investments across the entirety of its operations. In some areas, it may be time for remaining employees to worry.
128 Technology, a startup founded by the founders and former officers of Acme Packet, aims to separate from the herd with a novel approach to SD-WAN by utilizing session-based routing.
The annual wireless confab in Barcelona, Spain, typically draws more than 100,000 attendees from around the world, including a large contingent from China.
Chinese vendor paints positive picture as it faces supply restrictions in 5G and fiber access network rollout plans, but this is bad news for the tech firm.
This week, TMT Analyst Paolo Pescatore joins the pod, and has a whale of a time while the others spout the usual rubbish.
A deadly disease in China is having an impact on the telecom sector.
The Johnson government has imposed tough restrictions on the Chinese vendor that could force BT and Three into expensive and drawn-out swaps.
A decision about Huawei's involvement in the UK's market could be the most difficult its prime minister has ever had to make.
5G costs are driving telco consolidation in Malaysia and Singapore.
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.
Recent takeover activity could shake up a market forecast to be worth $5.1 billion next year.
Swedish kit vendor says business fundamentals remain strong but warns costs will rise this year.
As coherent optics development moves away from a one-size-fits-all approach, the market will favor vertically integrated suppliers and companies that were once suppliers will be competitors, writes industry veteran Serge Melle.
Activity around 5G is set to occupy the attention of China's telecom executives this year. And research into 6G is already underway.
InterDigital's 'transparency' move highlights battle for 5G bragging rights as China's IPR claims get louder.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Sunrise teams up with Vodafone for enterprise market; Swisscom joins FreeMove Alliance; UK holds firm on digital services tax.
Ahead of MWC2020 in Barcelona, Heavy Reading Principal Analyst Gabriel Brown examines the state of the 5G market and talks about what to expect next from the mobile broadband market.
Meng Wanzhou's defense rests mainly on the fact that Canada is on relatively good terms with Iran.
India's government seems prepared to listen to the country's ailing service providers, but the future remains bleak for one of them.
Streaming giant sees subs slow in the US and Canada but remains confident of its 'big headstart' on new streaming rivals such as Disney+ and Apple TV+.
The Hong Kong operator is mainly excited about the enterprise opportunity as it rolls out its 5G network.
The US government's push to invest in open radio access networks is part of a broader effort – and multiple $1B proposals – to beat the Chinese telecom industrial complex.
Policymakers in Europe's biggest economy are struggling to arrive at a decision about the controversial Chinese vendor.
Despite Australian ambitions to build a world-leading broadband network, the state-funded project has left the country trailing in broadband rankings.
The country's biggest telecom operator is set to launch a 5G network based on technology it developed internally.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EU bigwig plays down the Huawei-shaped hole in 5G rollout; Ericsson researches 5G in France; Telefónica's flexibility impresses rubber giant.
Some of the world's biggest tech companies are jumping on the green bandwagon, but their efforts are unlikely to be enough.
Taiwan's regulator has put its 5G spectrum auction on hold following the withdrawal of one bidder.
As the fires rage, Australia's telcos consider the nature of their future networks.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: South Africa's broadband slowed by subsea cable faults; BT boss says PM's fiber plan won't happen unless rollout rules change; mental health experts demand social media data from tech giants.