Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: 5G's Bastille day; T-Systems gets edgy; O2 does security deal with Sophos; Macron won't pick on Huawei.
In its latest round of restructuring, the Spanish operator is setting up a Tech business with ambitious targets. Investors may feel they have been here before.
What's the point of gigabit 5G speeds if you can't get connected anywhere?
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Proximus appoints new CEO; Salt takes earnings hit; Ericsson bags new deal with Orange.
French operator dismisses latest speculation about a merger with its German counterpart.
At the 'Private Networks in a 5G World' event in London, Heavy Reading's Gabriel Brown discusses the role that mobile operators could play in the burgeoning private networks market.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT's Openreach to issue FTTH equipment tender; Virgin Media raises the broadband bar in Reading; CityFibre reportedly seeks to revamp its Vodafone deal; the continuing European adventures of Huawei.
MediaTek says its first 5G silicon will arrive in commercial smartphones by Q1 2020.
The European service provider slams decisions to give spectrum to companies that have not traditionally operated networks as concern grows about the telco role in private 5G networks.
The manufacturing giant is diversifying into 5G in a bid to become a technology services company.
Germany's biggest operator is under pressure to show that private 5G remains a growth opportunity for the telco business.
Swedish network assurance specialist selected by high-profile greenfield Japanese network operator Rakuten Mobile.
At the Private Networks in a 5G World event in London, Deutsche Telekom's senior VP of 5G Campus Networks, Antje Williams, explains how the German operator is seeking to develop new business opportunities by providing public and private wireless network services to enterprises in multiple verticals.
At the 'Private Networks in a 5G World Event' in London, Ovum analyst Dario Talmesio discusses the business opportunity for mobile network operators in delivering 4G and 5G private networks to enterprises.
Like any doting parent, the Swedish equipment giant is expecting a lot from the NB-IoT and Cat-M technologies it helped to spawn.
Hangover? What hangover? This week the below-par podders put late-night carousing behind them to talk AT&T, India and 5G deals.
The pair expect to launch silicon, to be used by Dell and HP, in early 2021.
To profit from the private network opportunity, operators need to become experts on the needs and business drivers of their enterprise customers.
With the commercial services engine clearly slowing down, where will cable operators turn for new growth as new technologies like SD-WAN and 5G emerge?
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Enreach buys Masvoz for UC expansion; French government raises the floor on 5G auction; Orange sells its Niger subsidiary.
The Russian operator is abandoning Ukraine to focus more keenly on digitalization efforts at home.
In its latest Mobility Report, Ericsson predicts 5G will account for 2.6 billion subscriptions and generate 45% of the world's total mobile data traffic by 2025.
AT&T discloses lowband 5G plans, but warns speeds won't be much faster than 4G.
AT&T and T-Mobile are both launching 5G this year. However, their customers will have to decide whether they want to buy phones that support lowband 5G or highband 5G. They can't buy ones that do both.
Heavy Reading's Gabriel Brown takes stock of the recent TIP Summit, praising the progress made by the industry body but highlighting some blind spots.
The resurgent Swedish equipment vendor hits a speedbump in the Netherlands, whose largest operator preferred to go Chinese.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: KPN provides coverage to North Sea oil rigs; ITU identifies 5G spectrum; more Telia staff changes; Cobham goes deeper underground.
Verizon grabbed Snapchat this week, while AT&T grabbed Purdue University and The Washington Post. But does this make 5G innovation inevitable or is it a sign of a technology in search of an application?
A combination of factors have given mobile operators an alternative way to execute their network plans thanks to developments initiated by the likes of the Telecom Infra Project (TIP), but alternative options always bring new challenges.
Heard enough about 5G already? Fear not, because one of China's biggest operators is turning its attention to what comes next.
The operator says the European platform provider comes with several attractive qualities that could provide a spur in the enterprise sector.
The European operator reveals the rationale behind its shock decision to put its entire European footprint up for tender.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Openet expands; Orange launches own-brand 5G smartphone; BT turns Purple for business WiFi; HERE signs up to 5G industry group.
In a win for companies like Ford and Qualcomm, the FCC's chairman proposes C-V2X as the 'language' that cars should use to talk to each other.
Verizon executives said they are pleased with the company's 5G progress, and promised Verizon would continue on the course it set earlier this year.
A group of Senators is urging the Trump administration to take a cohesive approach to 5G, warning that not doing so will give China an edge in the global move to the new wireless technology.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT disconnects Prince Andrew; Orange gets more network visibility with ThousandEyes; EE brings 5G to 14 more towns and cities.
India's government is working on a rescue package for its beleaguered service providers. That cannot come soon enough.
Verizon took the wraps off detailed, street-level 5G coverage maps, which helped to blunt criticisms from the likes of T-Mobile. However, the maps also highlight the scale of Verizon's massive 5G undertaking.
A new test from edge computing startup Edgegap helps highlight the potential of the technology to dramatically improve the multi-billion dollar video game space.
Companies, analysts and associations continue to try to suss out the revenue opportunities in 5G beyond phones. There are plenty of ideas but not much cohesion.
Japan's most famous billionaire is at it again with talk of artificial intelligence and global power, but his latest joint venture is no FAANG, despite what he says.
The Chinese telco has revealed further details of its 5G enterprise strategy, and there is heavy emphasis on the cloud.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange turns to Fortinet for secure SD-WAN; ADVA interconnects in Austria; UK gets new 5G working group; BT combines with NHS on blood donation.
Nokia is putting some numbers on its private wireless networks business, reflecting the hopes the company has for this emerging market.
5G and edge computing could untether today's VR goggles and make them less bulky. Already AT&T and Verizon are making serious investments in this space.
The FCC said that the Commission – not the C-Band Alliance – will conduct an auction of C-Band spectrum for 5G. But how that's all going to happen is not clear.
Mike Sievert to become new CEO on May 1, 2020.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: ETSI releases security specs; Virgin Media reacts to Labour's broadband plan; BT introduces the 5G ambulance.
Verizon puts together a Cat M1-based system that can track assets, send that information to the cloud, and view the status info on a map.
Cambodia and Vietnam are pursuing very different strategies in their 5G launches.
No wonder investors have panicked – Ribbon waves goodbye to its CEO as it announces an unexpected merger with transport network equipment specialist ECI Telecom. But why?
Independence of systems integrators thrust into the spotlight as Indian SI is accused of favoring Altiostar, in which it owns a stake, despite its claims to be 'vendor-agnostic.'
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia expands with VMware; TalkTalk boost profits; BT lands sports rights.
Synchronized with its new Disney+ promo, Verizon is also selling the 'Stream TV' device as a standalone to other customers for $69.99.
Intelsat — one of the European satellite companies hoping to profit from the sale of C-Band spectrum for 5G — lost half its market value this week. But what will happen next is anyone's guess.
A new test of Verizon's 5G network in U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis showed plenty of horsepower, but more importantly it also showed impressive coverage.
One of the developing world's biggest operators runs up data service losses in Malaysia and is looking to the Facebook-led initiative for help.
'EN-DC' is the technology that allows 5G connections to run simultaneously with 4G connections. The results help highlight why the industry is moving to a new generation of wireless.
40% of new broadband customers opt for the company's DOCSIS 3.1-powered gigabit broadband service, according to company CTO Gerhard Mack.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica COO supports consolidation; Nokia and AT&T collaborate on IoT in Germany; smart speakers in smart homes.
The Telecom Infra Project (TIP) has launched an online exchange that highlights which vendors have products that meet TIP requirements, a move that is looking increasingly relevant to operator network strategies.
With manufacturers like Audi and Bosch testing 5G in an industrial setting, the 5G Alliance for Connected Industries and Automation (5G-ACIA) is hoping to supercharge the space. But some are cautioning patience.
The industry is not making progress on reducing the cost of 5G power supply, says a top executive at the Chinese operator.
5G could eventually connect everyone and everything. But a growing number of researchers are highlighting potential security holes in the standard.
AT&T and T-Mobile are both going to launch lowband 5G sometime this year. But the similarities between their strategies mostly stop there.
Name and structure change coming to industry organization reflects the move to gigabit-class speeds over converged fixed mobile networks and the need to provide a unified voice to Europe's policymakers.
The UK-based operator stunned onlookers in Amsterdam today with news it is issuing a tender for a possible redesign of its entire European network.
Cable's competitive and complementary relationship with 5G, the industry's progress with distributed access networks and its flirtation with a 10-Gig future will also be hot topics at this week's Cable Next-Gen Europe event in Berlin.
As Telefónica moves towards the deployment of TIP mobile transport network routers in Europe and Latin America, widescale white box efforts signal a significant step towards greater carrier-class options for network operators.
Union Wireless said it will cost up to $110 million to get Huawei equipment out of its network. And that's not the only problem.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson, Swisscom and Qualcomm team up on spectrum sharing; Telkom SA announcement prompts takeover talk; Telecom Italia's edge cloud takes flight.
Takeover activity, 5G investments and unfriendly Indians are weighing heavily on the UK-based operator's financial performance, but at least revenues inched up.
Dish promises to build a 5G network covering at least 70% of the US population by 2023. Based on new data from Tutela, here are the cities where Dish will probably start.
WeWork may be looking at Legere as a clean-up CEO candidate for the troubled startup.
SoftBank and Rakuten report losses on investments in US firms, but one is a far more troubling prospect than the other.
The telecom ecosystem is failing just as 5G swings into view.
Also in today's EMEA roundup: Zain chooses Ericsson for 5G buildout in Bahrain; Sky and the BBC get cozy; Vodacom profits up; Africa's broadband future.
Finnish equipment vendor signs frame agreements with Chinese operators that could lead to lucrative contracts next year.
Dish Network hired Marc Rouanne (of Nokia) and Stephen Bye (of Sprint) to build and sell its planned 5G network. Here's what they have to say about that.
Can the ageing Italian operator and young American Internet giant find success at the edge of the network?
T-Mobile's 'Uncarrier' announcements didn't sway Sprint merger opponents, according to Wall Street analysts.
Slamming Nokia's 5G lag, the Chinese vendor is in a bullish mood about its own 5G opportunity.
The Italian phone incumbent announced a strategic alliance with Google on the development of edge computing services as it reported a further dip in sales.
Companies including EdgeMicro and Vapor IO have are building real, live, commercial mini data centers for edge computing. But what happens next is anyone's guess.
A $15 phone plan and free 5G access for first responders are among T-Mobile's latest sweeteners to help get its Sprint merger closed.
Dish makes key hires and proposes a $1 billion capital raise as company looks to push ahead on a wireless and mobile future that hinges on the T-Mobile/Sprint merger.
The 600MHz 5G launch will cover 200 million people in the US.
The German operator recorded sales growth at all its operating units bar the ailing T-Systems business but blamed Germany's spectrum auction for its decision to cut dividends.
Viaero has stepped forward as another rural provider that will build AT&T's FirstNet network in rural parts of the US. The only problem is that Viaero currently uses a lot of equipment from China's Huawei.
Operators need to tread carefully amid widespread suspicion and warnings that more advanced AI systems will trigger upheaval.
The Chinese equipment giant has not held direct talks with any US company about the licensing of its 5G technology, says the company's founder.
A1 has developed an AI tool that could reduce the bill for 5G network deployment, ease planning and even lead to commercial opportunities with other service providers.
The deal, now approved by the FCC, commits the duo to covering 97% of US citizens with 5G within three years.
One of the biggest providers of telecommunications services to inmates in prisons is preparing to test a private LTE network in 3.5GHz CBRS spectrum. But for what?
The Frankenstein's monster of the telco world hopes fresh investments and an overhaul of its digitalization strategy will make it more attractive to investors.
VMware wants to help telcos launch services faster in multi-cloud environments.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange launches commercial 5G in Romania; Colt extends relationship with Microsoft; Hungary has no beef with Huawei.
A price war in the wireless industry could be brewing, and some analysts think that Verizon could suffer the most.
Today's 5G customers can boast of having the latest and greatest, but next year their phones are going to be rendered obsolete by the launch of 5G in lowband spectrum.
Sprint touts 16 million people covered by its 5G network, as it hopes T-Mobile merger will close early in fiscal 2020.
US equipment vendors ranging from Samsung to Airspan to Ericsson offered a firm 'no' or 'no comment' when it comes to whether they would license Huawei's 5G equipment.
A new report indicates that the FCC is preparing to take action on Ligado's spectrum, a move that could ultimately free up more spectrum for the likes of Verizon or Charter.
Stock plunges 34% after lackluster Q3 lowlighted by Casa's struggling cable business as MSOs slash or delay spending. Plus, an analyst covering Casa is agitated by management's 'reduced communication.'