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.
Telia spends $91 million on a 120MHz chunk of highly prized mid-band spectrum, while Net4Mobility says it has already got Huawei replacements lined up.
France's biggest operator has made a bold commitment to open RAN and predicted 'parity' with traditional kit in the next four years.
South Korean vendor could close down its smartphone unit, reports suggest.
Deutsche Telekom, Orange, Telefónica and Vodafone have made a joint commitment they hope will accelerate ecosystem development.
Telstra has thrown down the gauntlet on 5G – and NBN Co has picked it up. The operator unveiled its first 5G home service three months ago, promising to expand availability.
The German operator says European recovery funds are needed to help foster the development of a local ecosystem for the in-vogue technology.
CEO Mike Sievert may be less abrasive than his predecessor John Legere, but there's no sign that T-Mobile's 'Un-carrier' strategy will run out of steam this year.
India's Reliance Jio Infocomm is planning to relaunch its low-cost 4G feature phone, JioPhone, in the first half of 2021, according to media reports.
Trump's exit may force Bolsonaro to bow to local industry demand to allow Huawei to participate in 5G.
Chen Zhongyue was previously executive vice president and deputy party secretary at China Telecom.
With hours left in the White House, Donald Trump waves one last fist at China's Huawei, revoking licenses for Intel and other suppliers to sell to it.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone gets in on the drones act; BT faces class action over landline charges; Deutsche Telekom eggheads investigate quantum-assisted artificial intelligence.
Record-setting result for coveted mid-band spectrum comes as operators around the US prepare to shore up capacity for their 5G network deployments.
British authorities are infatuated with a technology they barely understand from either a technology or market perspective.
Supreme Administrative Court calls time on Chinese supplier's 5G hopes. Spectrum auction to start next Tuesday.
In an eleventh-hour move, the Trump administration bans US investors from owning shares in Xiaomi and other Chinese tech companies.
Operators still leaning on price to drive 5G, waiting for new apps and use cases to drive usage even in northeast Asia, with 216 million subscribers.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom's Access 4.0 platform goes live; everyone loves Tim Höttges; CityFibre rolls into Sunderland; EE extends unlimited mobile data offer for NHS workers.
Samsung, the world's largest smartphone vendor, released new flagship Galaxy S21 phones. The gadgets have significant implications for the 5G industry.
US supplier signs exclusive IP global licensing agreement with Netsia, giving it access to RIC technology and open RAN expertise.
The Internet company and the Finnish equipment vendor are teaming up to provide a range of 5G products to service providers.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: O2 toots 5G trumpet; BNP Paribas goes with Orange for SD-WAN; small cells help big ships.
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.
Qualcomm could be eying the data center market, or leverage against Nvidia's Arm, via its Nuvia purchase. One thing is clear: There's turmoil in the silicon industry.
The Spanish operator becomes the first major European telecom operator to cede control of its mobile sites.
How can 5G network operators and public cloud providers work better together to improve the service experience for customers?
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia connects trains in Austria; Three UK installs private network at Port of Felixstowe; Amdocs helps enforce London's clean-air zone.
CEO presents a refreshed management team as the Swedish operator enters a critical period of its transformation phase.
The UK incumbent is setting up a discrete unit that will be charged with making it look more fit for purpose in a hi-tech world.
Former employee is accused of having accessed a SoftBank server and emailed technical data to himself on his last day at the company.
France-based operator injects €350 million into new entity called Orange Ventures.
Verizon's CEO dispensed with the speeds and feeds that often dominate 5G discussions. Instead, he showed off some real-world 5G services, alongside a tacit nod toward the wider American zeitgeist.
Lawmakers like Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., who voted against the certification of President-elect Joe Biden's election victory, won't get money from the likes of AT&T, Verizon and Comcast.
The Indian operators say the government has overestimated the amount they owe in licensing fees and related penalties.
Also in this CES news snapshot: CommScope expands Wi-Fi 6 lineup; Netgear takes flight with Wi-Fi 6E; the CBRS Alliance rebrands.
Activity in the C-band auction is slowing with $80.7 billion in gross proceeds. Already T-Mobile is looking to raise $2 billion, likely to help pay for its purchases.
Towers companies may struggle to justify their lofty valuations as competition grows and the telecom sector remains under pressure.
The supply chain could struggle to keep pace with surging demand this year.
Latency is a key part of the user experience, which is why it is one of the pillars of the cable industry's 10G strategy.
Finnish vendor to deploy 5G standalone core network in Sweden, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia.
The Pentagon is planning to increase its work within the world's leading 5G standards organization. Some analysts aren't surprised, but warn that the military may need to move carefully.
China Mobile, China Telecom and China Unicom Hong Kong dropped $5.6B market cap after Trump made NYSE delist them, eyeing Alibaba and Tencent next.
A year-long investigation by the European Court of Auditors reveals different EU nations moving at different speeds on tightening up 5G security.
In another sign that 2021 may not be so different from 2020, Huawei is already dominating the news cycle.
India is moving ahead with plans for a massive auction of airwaves even though two of its three big operators are in financial difficulty.
It is little wonder the Swedish equipment vendor has leapt to Huawei's defense in Sweden, whatever it really thinks about its Chinese rival.
Bidding in the C-band has topped $80 billion. Operators priced out of the C-band auction could turn their attention to the 6GHz band, a possibility that has Wi-Fi advocates concerned.
CSG is the top 'challenger brand' in wireless revenue management and will back that up with big deals and potential M&A opportunities aimed at bulking up the company's product portfolio, CEO Brian Shepherd says.
Opponents of the takeover say Nvidia would have little incentive to sell Arm's designs to its competitors.
A new white paper warns that 5G is far from complete in China and that a cross-industry ecosystem has yet to be established.
After Trump administration pressure, the New York Stock Exchange again delists telecom giants China Mobile, China Telecom and China Unicom Hong Kong.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telia gets ready to Ramboll; Netflix increases its prices in UK; CityFibre breaks ground in Nottingham.
T-Mobile reported that its postpaid phone churn was 1.03% in the fourth quarter of 2020, which the financial analysts at New Street Research said was 'down dramatically year-over-year.'
After testing the service in 4G LTE during 2020, T-Mobile confirmed it is now offering 5G devices and services through its Home Internet fixed wireless offering.
Light Reading's Phil Harvey and Omdia's Dario Talmesio discuss some big topics that will shape the year ahead for communications service providers (CSPs).
Chinese supplier reportedly wants to start a 6G conversation with the government. Like it or not, claimed Huawei's corporate affairs guy in Australia, China will lead in 6G and – wait for it – 7G.
Saudi operator to deploy 60,000 Nokia Fastmile 5G FWA gateways in next 12 months.
Verizon has focused much of its recent energy on small cells for its millimeter wave spectrum. That could change as it eyes CBRS and, potentially, C-band deployments.
Fire up your 6G console and leap from the dreary surroundings of your London flat to the foodie heaven of Barcelona.
In big U-turn the New York Stock Exchange reverses its decision to delist telecoms giants China Mobile, China Telecom and China Unicom Hong Kong.
Intelligent Wireless Network Steering (IWiNS) technology is designed to help mobile users optimize their connections across Wi-Fi, LTE and CBRS networks on an application-by-application basis.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Italtel board accepts bid from PSC Partecipazioni; A1 Telekom Austria joins HERE's data exchange; Vodafone does deal with Discovery.
T-Mobile has 'succeeded in forcing competitors to pay far more than originally anticipated,' speculated the financial analysts at MoffettNathanson.
Following troubles with a large, unnamed North American customer that may be Verizon, Nokia named Ed Cholerton as its new North American chief.
Predictions stories are rampant around this time of year. Here's what not to expect in 2021.
In the latest US blow to the China tech sector, the NYSE has announced the three state-owned operators are being delisted, and will cease trading by January 11.
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.
Omdia's Chris Nicoll provides an overview of how changes in the core of the mobile network will help 5G networks advance and new services emerge.
2020 broke all the records for mobile game downloads, but 5G, new players, and more app stores will make 2021 exciting to watch, too.
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.
Next year will bring little relief from the need to reduce costs as the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic continues.
This past year saw record investment in Indian telcos, as well as two operators choosing to develop their own 5G solution.
For Huawei, 2020 was an even more bruising year than 2019 – so what's coming in 2021? It could all depend on President Biden, the cloud, AI and smart cars.
A new report indicates that making money from 5G could well be network operators' biggest challenge as they move into 2021.
Huawei went from a Q2 briefly as the world's largest smartphone maker, to ending the year cobbling together chips. But don't count Shenzhen out yet.
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 C-band auction is now projected to reach around $80 billion in total bids. And Verizon, Comcast and Charter are expected to account for the lion's share of that total.
Discount war? Softbank has met NTT DoCoMo's move with its own low-cost tariff.
The industry is moving toward containerized network functions (CNFs), but Omdia says operators are 'not done with VNFs yet.'
COVID-19, rising data consumption, tensions with China and the practical departure of Huawei and ZTE means 2021 will a challenge for operators.
Sky-high prices for 3G spectrum licenses helped to ruin many European operators after auctions in the 2000s. With $70 billion in current bids, the C-band auction could do the same to US operators.
Are the Huawei bans working? What will the US do next year to keep China's champion from 5G world domination? Phil Harvey returns to the podcast to give us the latest on Huawei's turbulent year.
Finnish vendor confirms Sandra Motley will remain on the payroll, but the roles of Gabriela Styf Sjöman and Bhaskar Gorti remain in doubt.
Gather 'round, everyone! It's time for the annual jaunt down the World Wide Web of yesteryear to see how the webmasters of CableLabs, Cisco and Netflix rolled back in the day.
China has cruised past the 200 million mark in official 5G subscribers, with China Mobile adding nearly 19 million last month.
The proprietary wireless network used by the Drone Racing League supports latency of 5 ms. Top 5G companies are looking to eventually match that.
With $46.5 billion in gross bids, the C-band spectrum auction has surpassed the AWS-3 spectrum auction in 2015 as America's biggest ever auction of spectrum.
US lawmakers are devoting $1.9 billion to replace Huawei and ZTE equipment, part of a bill which also helps minority and low-income groups get online.
The new-fangled network technology has arrived too late to be a part of 5G plans for many operators, says Robert Finnegan.
The latest addition to the Commerce Department's Entity List is the same firm that Huawei was looking to turn to after it lost a key smartphone components supplier earlier this year.
The fact that bidders have so far put up $25 billion in total bids appears to reflect a widespread belief that 5G will ultimately be worth it.
Penalty levied by the regulator shows that every second counts when it comes to fulfilling universal service obligations.
Auction of 3.5GHz and 2.3GHz frequencies to start on January 19 after court of appeal overrules injunction granted to Huawei.
The US military is working to build its own IoT platform to 'increase lethality.' According to a wide range of top Pentagon officials, 5G is at the center of the effort.
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John Chapman's focus has extended to PON, 5G and fixed wireless, but he'll 'always be a cable guy at heart.'