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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.

Verizon's Network Strategy for the Super Bowl Includes 4G, 5G and... WiFi?
News Analysis | 1/31/2020

Verizon's customers at this weekend's Super Bowl will be automatically connected to the venue's WiFi network – noteworthy considering Verizon's emphasis on its 4G and 5G offerings.

Charter to Add 5G to the Menu in Q1, Will 'Likely' Be a Participant in CBRS Auction
News Analysis | 1/31/2020

Charter hauls in 288,000 Spectrum Mobile lines in Q4, extending its total past 1 million. Cable op also lost 101,000 video subs and added 339,000 broadband customers in the period.

ETNO Slams 'Punitive' Spectrum Fees
News Analysis | 1/31/2020

A new report from the European telco body asks regulators to provide a more supportive investment environment, while telcos are praised for improving their green credentials.

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.

FCC Chairman Pushing C-Band Item for February Vote
News Analysis | 1/30/2020

And it's becoming increasingly clear that the C-Band's incumbent users won't get nearly the amount of money they believe they deserve as the FCC moves to clear midband spectrum for 5G use.

Inside Samsung's 5G Factory for AT&T
News Analysis | 1/30/2020

Top Samsung and AT&T executives lay out the details of their efforts to showcase 5G technology in a factory setting.

With $7.6B in Auction Bids, Demand for mmWave Spectrum Exceeds Expectations
News Analysis | 1/30/2020

The FCC's latest – and biggest – millimeter wave spectrum auction has generated almost twice as much money as some industry observers had expected.

How Will 5G Play in Super Bowl
DanoVision | 1/30/2020

5G is going to play a big role during this year's Super Bowl. But each of the top US wireless network operators is taking a slightly different tack when it comes to the big game.

Verizon Earmarks Up to $18B to Fuel 5G & Fiber in 2020
News Analysis | 1/30/2020

Aided by Disney+ promotion, operator reports 790,000 phone net adds in Q4 2019.

Verizon Loses 51K Fios TV Subs, Adds 35K Fios Internet Subs in Q4
News Analysis | 1/30/2020

Reflecting the ho-hum state of this segment of Verizon's business, total Q4 revenues for Fios were flat, at $2.82 billion.

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…

Eurobites: BT Stock Slumps on Q3 Numbers, Huawei Cap Costs
News Analysis | 1/30/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson gets jiggy with Ziggo for 5G; EU wants a firmer grip on its data; public sector wary of the public cloud.

BT Says Cap on Huawei's UK 5G Role Will Cost It £500M
News Analysis | 1/30/2020

UK national operator will have to rip and replace existing infrastructure to meet limitations on Huawei's role in its 5G radio access network rollout and that will set it back £500 million.

No Vendor Bans in EU's 5G Guidelines
News Analysis | 1/30/2020

In the face of growing pressure from the US government to ban Huawei, new guidelines allow each EU member state to make its own decisions on which equipment vendors can be part of the 5G supply chain.

Apple's CEO Acknowledges 5G, but Not Much Else
News Analysis | 1/29/2020

On the back of a better-than-expected quarter, Apple's Tim Cook said that the company is carefully watching the 5G space. But he didn't offer any indication about what Apple might do in 5G.

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.

AT&T's Lowband 5G Covers 50M People, Will Go Nationwide Mid-Year 2020
News Analysis | 1/29/2020

AT&T execs expect a 5G phone upgrade 'uptick' in the second half of 2020.

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.

Vodafone Flogs Egypt Biz to Saudi Telecom for $2.4B
News Analysis | 1/29/2020

The divestment will raise cash for debt relief and allow Vodafone to concentrate on more important markets, says its chief executive.

Mavenir Looks to Cash In on Anti-Huawei Frenzy
News Analysis | 1/29/2020

Top executives from Mavenir met with US government officials in order to push for government support for US-based suppliers of 5G equipment (like Mavenir).

CBRS Goes Live, as NTIA Considers Adjacent Spectrum for Commercial Use
News Analysis | 1/29/2020

Verizon, Charter, Boingo and others alight on CBRS for wireless network densification, private networks and more.

Startup Artemis Still Pushing pCell, This Time Into CBRS Band
News Analysis | 1/28/2020

Artemis made a splash in 2015 with claims that its pCell technology would make 5G irrelevant. The company is repeating those claims as it pushes its technology into the newly freed CBRS band.

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.

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.

What will drive a 5G smartphone 'super cycle'?
News Analysis | 1/28/2020

Will the growth of 5G networks coupled with ever-cheaper 5G phones conspire to produce a 'super cycle' in the industry? Carrier executives aren't sure, but billions of dollars hang in the balance.

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.

Eurobites: Ericsson & Capgemini Twin Up for Private Networks
News Analysis | 1/28/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UK government puts its cyberneck on the line; Czech telecom watchdog boss checks out; Airtel Africa sees growth; ants, antennas and 5G fear.

NB-IoT Expected to Be Part of 5G by June 2022
News Analysis | 1/28/2020

4G will become 5G, at least for NB-IoT.

Juniper Returns to Growth – No Thanks to Service Providers
News Analysis | 1/28/2020

The service provider business is 'challenged,' but declines 'began to moderate,' says CEO Rami Rahim. So, um, yay?

RootMetrics: Verizon's 4G Is Faster Than T-Mobile's 5G
News Analysis | 1/28/2020

A new study from RootMetrics found that Verizon's 4G network clocked faster speeds than T-Mobile's lowband 5G network. But that situation could change in the months and years to come.

Sprint's Quarter Was Better Than Expected, but It Still Doesn't Matter
News Analysis | 1/27/2020

Sprint's quarterly results weren't as bad as some feared – and it expanded its 5G network – but ultimately the company's still-pending merger with T-Mobile overshadows everything.

Cloud-Native Network Functions: 'A Little Less Conversation, a Little More Action'
News Analysis | 1/27/2020

The Linux Foundation is looking to close the gap between conversation and action to make it easier for carriers and vendors to deploy network functions in the cloud.

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.

Eurobites: Comcast Snaps Up Ireland's Blueface
News Analysis | 1/27/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Wind Tre job cuts on the horizon, says union official; Proximus CEO's resume under the spotlight; will UK put cap on Huawei's 5G market share?

Pentagon Objects to New Huawei Sales Restrictions – WSJ Report
News Analysis | 1/24/2020

The WSJ details how a recently withdrawn regulation highlights the interagency disagreements on what the US should do about Huawei's 5G dominance.

Eurobites: Swisscom Climbs Aboard Private Networks Bandwagon
News Analysis | 1/24/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Facebook faces €5 million fine in Italy; Telia selling location data; French hopeful of tech tax progress; Apple battles EU on phone ports.

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.

Dish Casting Wide Net in Upcoming 5G Transport RFP
News Analysis | 1/23/2020

Dish says it is looking at a multitude of choices as it starts to prepare to build its greenfield 5G transport network in the US.

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.

Shipping Giant UPS to Test Private Wireless Network in Montana
News Analysis | 1/23/2020

UPS said it plans to conduct a substantial test of private wireless networking technology in Billings, Montana. Company officials acknowledged their interest in private LTE and 5G networks.

5G on the Menu at Davos
News Analysis | 1/22/2020

CEOs at Ericsson and Verizon talk 5G realities amidst a mass of marketing talk and techno-babble about the next-gen communications standard at The World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

Rogers Still Seeking Ignite TV Spark
News Analysis | 1/22/2020

Rogers' video sub losses moderated in Q4, but the big Canadian MSO continues to shed TV customers at a steady clip after completing its rollout of Ignite TV, a syndicated version of Comcast's X1 video platform.

Verizon Teams With Google Stadia to Pump 1-Gig Fios
News Analysis | 1/22/2020

Partnership bundles 1-Gig Fios with the Stadia Premiere Edition package, with a focus on 4K resolution and plans for Verizon to pitch similar perks to new Verizon 5G Home customers.

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.

Vapor IO Nets $90M for Edge Computing Buildout
News Analysis | 1/22/2020

Funding from Berkshire Partners and Crown Castle will go to build mini data centers for edge computing around the US.

Eurobites: Deutsche Telekom Piggybacks Glasfaser's Fiber in Germany
News Analysis | 1/22/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Portugal's MEO opts for Allot security; Vodafone pulls out of Libra digital currency project; robots in Davos.

Connected Car Industry Struggles With C-V2X vs. DSRC Questions
News Analysis | 1/22/2020

Momentum around C-V2X is growing as automakers such as Ford promise to equip all new cars with the technology by 2022.

MWC2020: Smart Biz Models & Edge in the Spotlight
LRTV Interviews | 1/22/2020

Heavy Reading senior analyst James Crawshaw is heading to MWC and expects to be chatting about smart business models, Industry X.0, edge and more in Barcelona.

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.

Eurobites: Vodafone Tweaks Wholesale Terms With CityFibre to Speed 'Gigafast' Rollout
News Analysis | 1/21/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: A1 flips 5G switch in Austria; ADVA connects trains over 5G in Spain; handset sales slump at Dixons Carphone.

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.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Open RAN, Europe & US Convergence
LRTV Documentaries | 1/21/2020

Open RAN, Europe and Verizon feel the pod-love this week.

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.

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.

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.

Meet the Biggest Private Wireless Network Operator You've Never Heard of
News Analysis | 1/20/2020

Infrastructure Networks covers 130,000 square miles of US territory with a high-speed 4G LTE network. But its services aren't designed for mobile phones.

DoCoMo Claims It Can Smash the 5G Glass Barrier
News Analysis | 1/17/2020

NTT shows off a new window that millimeter wave 5G signals can be transmitted through.

Charter Gets Noisy About Owning Spectrum for 4G, 5G
News Analysis | 1/17/2020

Charter is looking to test big mobile networks in New York City and Los Angeles, a further indication of the company's interest in 'owner's economics' in the mobile industry.

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.

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.

Spectrum Shift: Anterix Says It's Not Another Ligado
News Analysis | 1/16/2020

Anterix is asking the FCC to issue new rules that would allow 4G in its spectrum holdings. In that respect Anterix is like Ligado -- except Ligado is reportedly nearing bankruptcy.

ZTE Aims to Raise $1.66B to Fund 5G R&D
News Analysis | 1/16/2020

Chinese vendor looks to issue new shares to ten institutional investors to raise funds for 5G research and development and general 'working capital.'

Introducing the latest 5G trend: Hiding it
Slide Shows | 1/16/2020

As the wireless industry gears up to deploy hundreds of thousands of small cells in the US over the coming years, a cottage industry is developing around the need to hide all this equipment.

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.

NYC OKs 9 Providers to Expand 5G Coverage
News Analysis | 1/15/2020

Deal will allow providers to install more 5G equipment on street lamps and traffic lights.

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.

Verizon, Vodafone, Others Team Up for 'Interoperable' 5G Specs
News Analysis | 1/15/2020

América Móvil, KT, Rogers, Telstra, Verizon and Vodafone announced the formation of the new 5G Future Forum to 'collaborate to develop interoperable 5G specifications.' Details, though, are scarce.

UK PM Is Right: Where Is Huawei Alternative?
Morris Lore | 1/15/2020

Boris Johnson raises an important question about the structure of the telecom industry as the UK comes under Chinese and US pressure over its imminent decision on whether to ban Huawei from Britain's 5G market.

Equinix Expands to 'Emerging True Edge' With Packet Acquisition
News Analysis | 1/15/2020

Packet will enable Equinix to go beyond its traditional data center footprint to put compute in central offices, tower basestations and other edge locations.

Samsung's TeleWorld Acquisition Signals Broader US Ambitions
News Analysis | 1/14/2020

Samsung's purchase of TeleWorld Solutions this week likely reflects the company's desire to both sell to additional North American operators while re-igniting its growth in the region.

Pivotal Starts Shipping 5G Repeater to Verizon
News Analysis | 1/14/2020

Pivotal claims it can shoot 5G signals into a living room with its Echo unit.

Foreign Providers Play China Card in US 5G Gambit
News Analysis | 1/14/2020

The 'race to 5G' between the US and China is now at the heart of a renewed effort by a group of European and Canadian satellite companies to get money from the sale of C-Band spectrum for 5G in the US.

What Are the Biggest Threats to Today's Major Telecom Vendors?
News Analysis | 1/14/2020

We asked the industry about the biggest threats to the major vendors and the answer was loud and clear – open source.

Equinix Acquires Packet for Bare Metal Edge Automation
News Analysis | 1/14/2020

Packet provides Equinix with beefed up multicloud and edge services for enterprise customers.

Nokia to Cut 180 Finnish Jobs in 2020
News Analysis | 1/14/2020

The giant equipment vendor is cutting 3% of jobs in Finland this year as it tries to restore profitability.

Who Rules 5G Patents? It Depends How You Ask
News Analysis | 1/14/2020

There are patents and then there are standards-essential patents…

Eurobites: EE Tops UK Mobile Test, but Vodafone Snaps at Its Heels
News Analysis | 1/14/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodacom in talks with Cell C over prepaid customers; Openreach lowers free FTTP threshold for housebuilders; Boris Johnson talks Huawei.

Wireless Capex to Increase in 2020, but Don't Expect a 5G Windfall – Analysts
News Analysis | 1/14/2020

ROI with 5G capex is poor for at least two years until business models develop, says Jefferies.

Letting Huawei Into 5G Is 'Madness,' US Warns UK – Reports
News Analysis | 1/14/2020

A delegation of US officials is said to have presented the UK government with new evidence about the risks the Chinese vendor poses.

Anticipation Mounts for 3.5GHz Midband Spectrum Auction
News Analysis | 1/13/2020

The FCC's auction of 3.5GHz licenses represents the agency's first big midband spectrum offering. However, no one expects that auction to generate the kind of interest that a C-Band auction will produce.

Time to Enter the Leading Lights Awards 2020!
News Analysis | 1/13/2020

Never mind the Oscars! The awards season is now properly underway with the launch of the Leading Lights 2020 program, so get cracking on your submission for Light Reading's annual awards before you get swallowed up by MWC madness.

China Mobile Has 3.8M 5G Subs, Targeting 100M This Year
News Analysis | 1/13/2020

The world's biggest operator has an ambitious goal for its 5G business and plans to have a fully standalone 5G network in place before year end.

Vodafone Deploys 5G Multi-Operator RAN Gear
News Analysis | 1/13/2020

UK operator becomes the first to roll out 5G radio access network equipment that can be used by more than one service provider as it continues to work on slashing costs.

Eurobites: UK's Spook-in-Chief Isn't Frightened of Huawei Effect
News Analysis | 1/13/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: MTN Nigeria breathes a sigh of tax relief; BT bets on e-esports; Proximus-Orange tie-up put on hold.

LR & SCTE Expand Partnership on Tech Webinars
Breznick Unbound | 1/13/2020

Following a successful inaugural year, Light Reading and SCTE•ISBE will team up again in 2020 to produce monthly 'LiveLearnings for Professionals' webinars on cable tech topics, starting with a Jan. 16 session on cable's fiber progress.

NY Governor Prioritizes '100% Cell Service'
News Analysis | 1/10/2020

After investing $500 million in better high-speed broadband Internet access for the state, New York now needs to prioritize quality cellular service statewide, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in his annual State of the State address.

Verizon Tops 5G Network Perception Survey
News Analysis | 1/9/2020

New survey results indicate Verizon enjoys a commanding lead when it comes to which 5G network Americans think is best.

Podcast: AI Seeps Into Everything at CES 2020
The Bauminator | 1/9/2020

Jeff Baumgartner checks in with Danielle Cassagnol of the Consumer Technology Association to discuss common threads at #CES2020, what new technologies and products are moving the sales needle and what to expect from the massive annual tech-fest next year.

Here's Why It Might Be Time to Worry About mmWave 5G
DanoVision | 1/9/2020

A new year is upon us, but neither Verizon nor AT&T has shared concrete, quantifiable plans for 5G in millimeter-wave spectrum in 2020. Is this cause for concern?

Eurobites: For Nokia, 63 Is a 5G Magic Number
News Analysis | 1/9/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: TIM beats 2 Gbit/s on live 5G commercial network; UK altnet ITS bags £45 million in funding; T-Mobile Poland heads out into the open source.

Verizon: Don't Expect Much From '5G Home' Until H2 2020
News Analysis | 1/8/2020

Verizon won't embark on a wider deployment of its 5G Home service until the second half of this year, when high-powered equipment will be available.

5G Is Doing Surprisingly Well
News Analysis | 1/8/2020

5G is on track but we won't answer the key questions in 2020.

Verizon Draws Up 5G & 4G Drone Flight Plans
News Analysis | 1/8/2020

Verizon is ready for 4G and 5G drone flights, as the FAA looks to change the rules for the unmanned aircraft again.

Samsung Forecasts Fall in Q4 Profit
News Analysis | 1/8/2020

The South Korean electronics giant expects operating profits to fall, but not as much as some analysts had feared.

5G Networks in 2020: Show Me, Don't Tell Me
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 1/8/2020

It's time for the industry to walk the 5G walk.

Eurobites: Ofcom Fans Flames of UK's Full-Fiber Future
News Analysis | 1/8/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional rollout: US applies the Huawei thumbscrews on the UK again; French CEO questions Trump's motives over Huawei freeze-out; Orange tests 5G drones in Poland.

T-Mobile COO: 'Right Is on Our Side' in Sprint Merger
News Analysis | 1/7/2020

T-Mobile executives continue to remain hopeful that the company will ultimately consummate its proposed merger with Sprint. But they also have some ideas for a Plan B.

T-Mobile Ends 2019 on a High With 7M Net Adds for the Year
News Analysis | 1/7/2020

The Un-carrier gains nearly 2 million customers in the final quarter of 2019, but can it maintain its performance under new management and as the battlefield shifts to 5G?

China's Newest Operator Now Has 2 Suitors
News Analysis | 1/7/2020

New 5G spectrum allocation sparks partnership speculation in the world's biggest mobile market.

Could Apple Sidestep 5G With Satellites?
News Analysis | 1/6/2020

Apple is reportedly working on ways to connect its devices directly to satellites, a move that would bypass terrestrial 5G networks. But Apple is still expected to move forward with 5G iPhones this year too.

Enghouse Networks Scoops Up Dialogic
News Analysis | 1/6/2020

Dialogic’s software business expands Enghouse’s already sprawling product portfolio, beefing up its position in the enterprise video and unified communications market.

Utilities, Telcos in 5G Street Light Fight
News Analysis | 1/6/2020

A battle is brewing between wireless carriers and utilities over whether 5G small cells can be installed on top of street lights. One problem? The street lights might fall over.

China's UK Ambassador Sounds Warning on Huawei
News Analysis | 1/6/2020

Liu Xiaoming says a 5G ban on the controversial Chinese vendor could damage relations between China and the UK.

Cellnex Emerges as Euro Mobile Tower Power Player
News Analysis | 1/6/2020

Spanish firm's €6.4 billion M&A spree gives it tens of thousands of mobile tower assets in eight European countries.

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.

Eurobites: Huawei Fears Estonian Freeze-Out
News Analysis | 1/6/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Saudi Arabia's Mobily opts for Ericsson; Ireland's data center dilemma; Sunrise appoints post-Swantee CFO.

Cable '10G' Field Trials on Tap for 2020
News Analysis | 1/6/2020

And DOCSIS 4.0 specifications are expected to be completed in early 2020, CableLabs exec says.

Ahead of CES, Dell Promises 5G Laptop
News Analysis | 1/2/2020

Dell said its new Latitude 9510 laptop will support 5G. But 5G providers shouldn't expect a boost to their revenues just yet.

Taiwan's Telcos Seek Govt. Help as 5G Auction Blows Out
News Analysis | 1/2/2020

Taiwan's operators are seeking government assurances as 5G spectrum auction bids near $3 billion.

Eurobites: Imagination Strikes New Licensing Deal With Apple
News Analysis | 1/2/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Iliad completes towers sale; Portuguese spectrum auction coming soon; O2 spreads the 5G love in the UK.

Huawei, ZTE Get Green Light From Indian Authorities for 5G Trials
News Analysis | 1/2/2020

The Indian government has given the Chinese vendors a new year's gift.