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Trump to attend White House's planned 5G conference
News Analysis | 2/21/2020

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.

South Korean telcos call truce on 5G subsidies
News Analysis | 2/21/2020

Operators have agreed to scale back competition after the launch of 5G services hit profitability.

Coronavirus to hit 5G smartphone sales in 2020 – report
News Analysis | 2/21/2020

Strategy Analytics says the global health scare will put a dampener on 5G smartphone sales, with shipments forecast at 199 million units this year.

Eurobites: Safaricom CEO has no beef with Huawei
News Analysis | 2/21/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Proximus cuts jobs as revenue falls; Sky combines with BT on TV sport; why European Fitbit wearers should be worried.

Nokia, Ericsson go cloud-native in KDDI 5G trials
News Analysis | 2/21/2020

Rival vendors jostle to prove 5G standalone credentials in core network trials with Japanese operator.

New $60B agency seeking 'viable alternatives' to Huawei
News Analysis | 2/21/2020

The DFC could play a significant role in funding telecom projects.

Coronavirus concerns carve into CommScope's Q1 guidance
News Analysis | 2/20/2020

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.

Huawei's Ding gets emotional about 5G, boasts 91 deals
News Analysis | 2/20/2020

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.

Eurobites: You don't need Huawei for 5G, US diplomat tells Europe
News Analysis | 2/20/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ooredoo improves the customer experience with Nokia; BICS connects up exoskeletons; ADVA hints at coronavirus-linked trouble ahead.

Coronavirus cuts into 5G standards work
News Analysis | 2/19/2020

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.

Telcos add intelligence sharing to cybersecurity alliance
News Analysis | 2/19/2020

AT&T, Singtel and Telefónica trumpet new capabilities of the Telco Security Alliance to detect and eliminate threats.

Deutsche Telekom CEO warns coronavirus is hitting networks supply chain
News Analysis | 2/19/2020

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.

Netflix's global sub base to expand to 325M by 2025 – analyst
News Analysis | 2/19/2020

OTT service expected to deliver strong subscriber growth in emerging, 'mobile first' markets, with the catch of much lower average revenues per user.

Will MWC ever be the same again?
Morris Lore | 2/18/2020

Concerns about health, climate change and business value raise stark questions about the future of the giant trade show.

US weighs tighter export controls to check Huawei – report
News Analysis | 2/18/2020

The Trump administration is planning new rules to prevent the Chinese vendor from accessing critical components.

Apple is latest coronavirus casualty
News Analysis | 2/18/2020

The iPhone maker says Chinese production has been affected by the outbreak of the disease.

Vodafone's never-ending Indian agony
News Analysis | 2/18/2020

India's telecom market could revert to the duopoly that used to exist back in the 1990s.

Ericsson counts cost of coronavirus
News Analysis | 2/17/2020

Swedish equipment vendor ramped up production in Europe to cope with Chinese factory closures but is still assessing impact of canceling MWC.

Thai 5G auction raises $3B as Singapore bids close
News Analysis | 2/17/2020

The 5G bidding frenzy is starting in some important Asian markets.

Pentagon drops opposition to Huawei sales restrictions – reports
News Analysis | 2/14/2020

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.

Australian court clears way for $10B Vodafone-TPG merger
News Analysis | 2/14/2020

Australia's top court has overruled its regulator and cleared the way for a merger between the mobile and cable operators.

Huawei accused of 'racketeering' in latest US attack
News Analysis | 2/14/2020

Chinese vendor stole intellectual property from six US technology companies and used this for commercial advantage, alleges the Department of Justice.

VEON names new bosses as CEO Burns steps aside
News Analysis | 2/14/2020

Emerging-markets operator also said the CEO of its business in Russia will quit after a disappointing performance in the past year.

5G, private networks fuel new enterprise service options
LRTV Interviews | 2/14/2020

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.

Why all the fuss about Disney+?
Column | 2/13/2020

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.

SoftBank's Son is losing his shine
News Analysis | 2/12/2020

Losses at the Japanese billionaire's Vision Fund raise questions about his entire investment strategy.

MWC2020: The show won't go on
News Analysis | 2/12/2020

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.'

MWC2020: Omdia Analyst Highlights Hot IoT Trends
LRTV Interviews | 2/12/2020

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.

Coronavirus to hit China 5G rollout, fiber supply
News Analysis | 2/12/2020

The outbreak of coronavirus looks set to have an impact on 5G and fiber rollout in China.

Now Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone quit this year's MWC
News Analysis | 2/12/2020

They think it's all over...

Nokia, VEON and BT quit MWC, odds shorten on event's cancellation
News Analysis | 2/12/2020

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.

Light Reading's editors join MWC exodus
News Analysis | 2/12/2020

It will be easier and more efficient to report on the industry's developments without traveling to Barcelona.

Rakuten joins AT&T, DoCoMo and Sprint in quitting MWC
News Analysis | 2/12/2020

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.

MWC2020: AT&T, Cisco, Facebook and Sprint are latest to cancel
News Analysis | 2/11/2020

Find out about the latest companies to have announced they won't be at this year's Mobile World Congress.

Coronavirus has left the GSMA reeling
Morris Lore | 2/11/2020

The outbreak of the deadly disease has led to calls for the cancellation of this year's MWC as major exhibitors continue to withdraw.

After years in the cold, satellite is hot again
News Analysis | 2/10/2020

Satellite technology is making a comeback, with major investors backing competing projects.

MWC still happening but with more restrictions and fewer participants
News Analysis | 2/10/2020

World's biggest telecom trade show is in peril as more exhibitors pull out and organizers impose restrictions on visitors from China.

AT&T CEO says US government investment into Nokia, Ericsson is a bad idea
News Analysis | 2/7/2020

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.

Ericsson shareholder urges firm to explore sale to US – report
News Analysis | 2/7/2020

Nordic equipment makers receive a boost during Friday-afternoon trading after a US official proposes buying one of the companies.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Coronavirus, Balkanization & Vodafone
LRTV Documentaries | 2/7/2020

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.

South Korean Telcos Still Waiting for 5G Benefits
News Analysis | 2/7/2020

KT and SKT have witnessed declines in profitability after pumping money into their new 5G businesses this year.

Japan Government to Help Fund Subsea Cable Projects to Counter China
News Analysis | 2/7/2020

Japan is finalizing an action plan to support submarine cable projects, with the likes of NEC, NTT Communications and KDDI in line to benefit.

Ericsson's MWC Decision Will Likely Start Domino Effect
Shades of Ray | 2/7/2020

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.

WiCipedia: Women in Tech Turn to TikTok to Expose Industry
WiCipedia | 2/7/2020

This week in our WiC roundup: When women don't apply to jobs; the new social media scene spreading the tech word (for better or for worse); the skills women need to get hired; and more.

MWC at Risk as Ericsson Pulls Out on Coronavirus Concern
News Analysis | 2/7/2020

Swedish equipment maker said it would not be able to ensure the health and safety of its employees and customers.

Attorney General Barr: The US, Allies Should Take Nokia or Ericsson Stake for 5G
News Analysis | 2/6/2020

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.

KT's 5G Splurge Hits Profits in 2019
News Analysis | 2/6/2020

Results for 2019 show impact of South Korean telco's commitment to 5G, as the number of its 5G subscribers reaches 1.4 million.

Nokia Sees Light at End of 5G Tunnel
News Analysis | 2/6/2020

The Finnish equipment maker hailed good progress on cost cutting and is slowly building up its stock of more profitable 5G products.

Huawei Back in Court With Patent Suit Against Verizon
News Analysis | 2/6/2020

The Chinese vendor has gone on the attack against Verizon, claiming the US service provider violated its intellectual property.

US Politicos Take 5G Bandwagon Down Dangerous Path
Shades of Ray | 2/5/2020

We don't need no bifurcation…

How Badly Will Coronavirus Hurt MWC?
News Analysis | 2/5/2020

With exhibitors pulling out and cities under lockdown, this year's MWC could see a fall in attendee numbers, despite what its organizer says.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Brexit, Huawei & O-RAN
LRTV Documentaries | 2/5/2020

Jamie and Scott are joined by super-sub Ray in a pod recorded on Brexit day. Party poppers were not provided.

Vodafone Ditches Huawei's Core Products in Europe at €200M Cost
News Analysis | 2/5/2020

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.

AT&T, Microsoft, Others Get Behind Trump's Anti-Huawei Agenda
News Analysis | 2/4/2020

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.

5G & 400GE to Boost SP Router Market – Report
News Analysis | 2/4/2020

Dell'Oro Group suggests telecoms and cloud operators will spend more than $75 billion on IP gear in the next five years.

Drones, 5G, Video: China's Digital Virus Response
News Analysis | 2/4/2020

The Chinese authorities are seeking to use communications technology to counter the spread of, and threat from, the coronavirus.

A 6G Arms Race May Define the 2020s
Morris Lore | 2/4/2020

With the telecom industry facing balkanization, the development of a global 6G standard might never happen.

CuriosityStream CEO: We're 'insulated' from studio content claw-back
CxO Spotlight | 2/3/2020

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.

Rural broadband: Japan eyes 5G, while Oz seeks more NBN cash
News Analysis | 2/3/2020

Asian governments are plotting different paths to solve the problem of rural broadband funding.

Eurobites: MWC Organizer Plays Down Coronavirus Threat
News Analysis | 2/3/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Altice makes moves in Israel; Italy fines operators for billing collusion; Belgian regulator proposes temporary spectrum licenses.

5G Now Carrying 21% of All Mobile Traffic in South Korea
News Analysis | 1/31/2020

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.

Eurobites: Orange France Goes With Nokia & Ericsson for 5G Rollout
News Analysis | 1/31/2020

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.

UK Opportunity Knocks for Ericsson & Nokia
Morris Lore | 1/31/2020

The Nordic equipment makers look poised to win additional business in the UK after the government imposed tough new restrictions on Chinese vendors.

As Dito Preps Its Launch, PLDT & Globe Brace for Impact
News Analysis | 1/30/2020

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.

Open RAN Won't Stop China, Dotards
Morris Lore | 1/30/2020

US policymakers see open RAN as a way of defeating China in 5G. There's just one problem…

Only One Clear Winner From UK's Huawei Ruling – China
Shades of Ray | 1/29/2020

The UK's decision to allow Huawei a restricted role in the country's 5G rollouts leaves only China with the upper hand.

Huawei grabs biggest share of 5G smartphone shipments in 2019
News Analysis | 1/29/2020

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.

Finding an Exit From Huawei Hell
News Analysis | 1/29/2020

The telecom industry's big problem is that a debate about 5G suppliers is being driven by security agencies and politicians.

Eurobites: Pompeo Flies in to Bend Boris's Ear Over Huaweigate (Again)
News Analysis | 1/29/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: ETNO wants to see investment encouraged; Q4 fun at KPN, Telia and Telenor; broadband wars in Bristol.

Can Vodafone Idea Survive in India?
News Analysis | 1/29/2020

Price rises and government help might not be enough to save the company.

Ericsson's New Look: Plenty of Robots, Not Many Jobs
News Analysis | 1/29/2020

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.

Can 128T & SoftBank Spark a Sea Change for SD-WAN?
News Analysis | 1/28/2020

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.

GSMA to Increase Medical Staff to Combat Coronavirus's Impact at MWC 2020
News Analysis | 1/28/2020

The annual wireless confab in Barcelona, Spain, typically draws more than 100,000 attendees from around the world, including a large contingent from China.

Huawei's Brave Face Is Unconvincing in the Wake of a UK Clampdown
Shades of Ray | 1/28/2020

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.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Orange, Content & Huawei
LRTV Documentaries | 1/28/2020

This week, TMT Analyst Paolo Pescatore joins the pod, and has a whale of a time while the others spout the usual rubbish.

China Virus Outbreak Threatens Global Supply Chain
News Analysis | 1/28/2020

A deadly disease in China is having an impact on the telecom sector.

Tough UK Limits on Huawei's Role in 5G Threaten Telco Plans
News Analysis | 1/28/2020

The Johnson government has imposed tough restrictions on the Chinese vendor that could force BT and Three into expensive and drawn-out swaps.

Pompeo Goads UK on Eve of Big Huawei Decision
Morris Lore | 1/27/2020

A decision about Huawei's involvement in the UK's market could be the most difficult its prime minister has ever had to make.

SE Asia Hops Onto 5G-Sharing Bandwagon
News Analysis | 1/27/2020

5G costs are driving telco consolidation in Malaysia and Singapore.

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.

Hengtong Set to Shape the Global Subsea Market
News Analysis | 1/24/2020

Recent takeover activity could shake up a market forecast to be worth $5.1 billion next year.

Ericsson Shares Hit by US Merger Uncertainty, Cost Challenges
News Analysis | 1/24/2020

Swedish kit vendor says business fundamentals remain strong but warns costs will rise this year.

Next-Generation Coherent Optics Lead to New Market Dynamics
Column | 1/23/2020

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.

China Targets Standalone 5G in Year of the Rat
News Analysis | 1/23/2020

Activity around 5G is set to occupy the attention of China's telecom executives this year. And research into 6G is already underway.

Brace Yourselves for a 5G Patents Punch-Up
Shades of Ray | 1/23/2020

InterDigital's 'transparency' move highlights battle for 5G bragging rights as China's IPR claims get louder.

Eurobites: UK Officials Back Limited 5G Role for Huawei – Report
News Analysis | 1/23/2020

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.

MWC2020: What's Next for 5G
LRTV Interviews | 1/23/2020

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.

Big Questions Ducked in Huawei CFO Extradition Case
Morris Lore | 1/22/2020

Meng Wanzhou's defense rests mainly on the fact that Canada is on relatively good terms with Iran.

Telcos Might Get Payment Breather in AGR Case in India
News Analysis | 1/22/2020

India's government seems prepared to listen to the country's ailing service providers, but the future remains bleak for one of them.

Netflix Adds 8.76M Subs Worldwide in Q4
News Analysis | 1/21/2020

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+.

SmarTone Preps 5G Enterprise Apps as It Targets Mid-Year Launch
News Analysis | 1/21/2020

The Hong Kong operator is mainly excited about the enterprise opportunity as it rolls out its 5G network.

Podcast: The US Government's $1B Plans to Beat Huawei
The Philter | 1/21/2020

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.

Germany Keeps World Guessing on Huawei
News Analysis | 1/20/2020

Policymakers in Europe's biggest economy are struggling to arrive at a decision about the controversial Chinese vendor.

After 10 Years & $34B, Australia's NBN Falls Short
News Analysis | 1/20/2020

Despite Australian ambitions to build a world-leading broadband network, the state-funded project has left the country trailing in broadband rankings.

Vietnam Makes Big Bet on Homegrown 5G
News Analysis | 1/20/2020

The country's biggest telecom operator is set to launch a 5G network based on technology it developed internally.

Eurobites: Huawei Takes TomTom Route to Plug Google Navigation Gap
News Analysis | 1/20/2020

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.

Data Tsunami Is Environmental Disaster in the Making
Morris Lore | 1/17/2020

Some of the world's biggest tech companies are jumping on the green bandwagon, but their efforts are unlikely to be enough.

Taiwan Calls Temporary Halt on $4.6B Auction
News Analysis | 1/17/2020

Taiwan's regulator has put its 5G spectrum auction on hold following the withdrawal of one bidder.

Australia Ponders Fire-Proof Networks
News Analysis | 1/17/2020

As the fires rage, Australia's telcos consider the nature of their future networks.

Eurobites: Trump's Huawei Threats Are Nothing but Bluster, Says EU Bigwig
News Analysis | 1/17/2020

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.

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