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Eurobites: Telecom Italia Demos 5G-Powered Remote Surgery
News Analysis | 11/29/2019

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.

Ukkoverkot's CEO on Building Private Networks
LRTV Interviews | 11/29/2019

At the 'Private Networks in a 5G World' event in London, Mikko Uusitalo, chairman and CEO at Ukkoverkot, talks about the operating and partnership model that has helped the company deploy 26 private networks in the past 24 months.

Telefónica's €2B Growth Plan Fails to Excite
Morris Lore | 11/28/2019

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.

Lowband 5G Offers the Massive Coverage the US Needs
News Analysis | 11/28/2019

What's the point of gigabit 5G speeds if you can't get connected anywhere?

Eurobites: Germany's Merkel Calls for European 5G Watchdog
News Analysis | 11/28/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Proximus appoints new CEO; Salt takes earnings hit; Ericsson bags new deal with Orange.

Orange Pooh-Poohs Deutsche Telekom Merger Talk, Again
News Analysis | 11/28/2019

French operator dismisses latest speculation about a merger with its German counterpart.

The Role of Mobile Operators in the Private Networks Sector
LRTV Interviews | 11/27/2019

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.

Eurobites: Finland's Elisa Trials 'Human-Eye Quality' Virtual Reality Over 5G
News Analysis | 11/27/2019

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.

Air France Exec on Private Wireless Networks
LRTV Interviews | 11/27/2019

At the 'Private Networks in a 5G World' event in London, Christian Regnier, Enterprise Technical Architect for Critical LTE/5G/IoT at Air France, talks about the evolution of the airline's private networks strategy and how it's embracing 5G.

MediaTek Unveils 'Dimensity' 5G Chipset
News Analysis | 11/27/2019

MediaTek says its first 5G silicon will arrive in commercial smartphones by Q1 2020.

Vodafone Warns Governments Off Reserving Spectrum for Industries
News Analysis | 11/27/2019

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.

Hon Hai Eyes 5G Prize as It Tips $328M Into APT
News Analysis | 11/27/2019

The manufacturing giant is diversifying into 5G in a bid to become a technology services company.

For Deutsche Telekom, Private Networks Offer Glimpse of 5G Growth
News Analysis | 11/26/2019

Germany's biggest operator is under pressure to show that private 5G remains a growth opportunity for the telco business.

Netrounds Joins Rakuten's Vendor Roster
News Analysis | 11/26/2019

Swedish network assurance specialist selected by high-profile greenfield Japanese network operator Rakuten Mobile.

Deutsche Telekom Eyes Private Wireless Networks Growth
LRTV Interviews | 11/26/2019

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.

Ovum's Talmesio on 5G Private Networks
LRTV Interviews | 11/26/2019

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.

Ericsson Hurls NB-IoT & Cat-M Into Spotlight & Lets Them Sweat
Morris Lore | 11/26/2019

Like any doting parent, the Swedish equipment giant is expecting a lot from the NB-IoT and Cat-M technologies it helped to spawn.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: AT&T, India & 5G Races
LRTV Documentaries | 11/26/2019

Hangover? What hangover? This week the below-par podders put late-night carousing behind them to talk AT&T, India and 5G deals.

Intel Partners With MediaTek for 5G PC Chips
News Analysis | 11/25/2019

The pair expect to launch silicon, to be used by Dell and HP, in early 2021.

Telcos Need Enterprise Schooling to Seize Private Network Opportunity
News Analysis | 11/25/2019

To profit from the private network opportunity, operators need to become experts on the needs and business drivers of their enterprise customers.

How Will Cable Business Services Keep Growing?
Breznick Unbound | 11/25/2019

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?

Eurobites: SFR FTTH to Buy Covage for €1B
News Analysis | 11/25/2019

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.

Russia's MTS Quits Ukraine With $734M Sale
News Analysis | 11/25/2019

The Russian operator is abandoning Ukraine to focus more keenly on digitalization efforts at home.

Ericsson Makes Bold Growth Predictions for 5G, Cellular IoT
News Analysis | 11/25/2019

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 Won't Charge Extra for 5G
News Analysis | 11/22/2019

AT&T discloses lowband 5G plans, but warns speeds won't be much faster than 4G.

AT&T, T-Mobile Force 5G Customers to Choose Between Lowband & Highband
News Analysis | 11/22/2019

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.

An Analyst's Thoughts on the TIP Summit 2019: What Works? And What Doesn't?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 11/22/2019

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.

Ericsson the Unready Loses KPN to Huawei
News Analysis | 11/22/2019

The resurgent Swedish equipment vendor hits a speedbump in the Netherlands, whose largest operator preferred to go Chinese.

Eurobites: Germany Cools on Huawei's 5G Future
News Analysis | 11/22/2019

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.

AT&T, Verizon Begin Land Grabbing for Flashy 5G Partnerships
News Analysis | 11/21/2019

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?

TIP Takes Off in Amsterdam
News Analysis | 11/21/2019

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.

China Unicom Gets Cracking on 6G Terahertz
News Analysis | 11/21/2019

Heard enough about 5G already? Fear not, because one of China's biggest operators is turning its attention to what comes next.

Japan's NTT Hires BearingPoint to Fix BSS Shortcomings
News Analysis | 11/21/2019

The operator says the European platform provider comes with several attractive qualities that could provide a spur in the enterprise sector.

Short on 5G Options, Vodafone Gets Set for 150K-Site Shake-Up
News Analysis | 11/21/2019

The European operator reveals the rationale behind its shock decision to put its entire European footprint up for tender.

Eurobites: Telia Norway Brings in New Broom
News Analysis | 11/21/2019

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.

FCC Proposes C-V2X Mandate for Connected Cars
News Analysis | 11/20/2019

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.

Top 5G Takeaways From Verizon's Analyst Day
News Analysis | 11/20/2019

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.

Senators Urge Trump to Name 5G Czar for US
News Analysis | 11/20/2019

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.

Eurobites: France Flags 5G Auction Delay
News Analysis | 11/20/2019

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.

Indian Telecom Industry Still in a Tough Spot
News Analysis | 11/20/2019

India's government is working on a rescue package for its beleaguered service providers. That cannot come soon enough.

Verizon's 5G Maps Have Arrived
News Analysis | 11/19/2019

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.

Changing the Game: Edge Computing Slashes Latency in 'Far Cry 5' Test
News Analysis | 11/19/2019

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.

Inside the Hunt for New 5G Revenues (Hint: Forget Phones)
News Analysis | 11/19/2019

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.

SoftBank's New $30B Z Holdings Lacks X Factor
News Analysis | 11/19/2019

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.

China Mobile Goes Big on 5G Cloud
News Analysis | 11/19/2019

The Chinese telco has revealed further details of its 5G enterprise strategy, and there is heavy emphasis on the cloud.

Eurobites: Nokia's 5G Juggernaut Rolls On
News Analysis | 11/19/2019

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: We Run 120+ Private Wireless Networks Around the World
News Analysis | 11/19/2019

Nokia is putting some numbers on its private wireless networks business, reflecting the hopes the company has for this emerging market.

AT&T, Verizon Hope 5G & Edge Computing Save VR
News Analysis | 11/18/2019

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.

America's Big Midband Auction for 5G to Start in 2020, But Big Questions Remain
News Analysis | 11/18/2019

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.

The Un-CEO: Legere to Leave T-Mobile
News Analysis | 11/18/2019

Mike Sievert to become new CEO on May 1, 2020.

Eurobites: Nokia Puts Its Network Functions on Amazon's Cloud
News Analysis | 11/18/2019

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 Tackles Industrial Asset Tracking With 4G & IoT
News Analysis | 11/18/2019

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 Set to Win 5G Bragging Rights in SE Asia
News Analysis | 11/18/2019

Cambodia and Vietnam are pursuing very different strategies in their 5G launches.

Ribbon Reels in ECI, Offloads CEO
News Analysis | 11/15/2019

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?

Parallel Wireless Dishes the Dirt on Tech Mahindra
News Analysis | 11/15/2019

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.'

Eurobites: Orange Eyes Towers Spin-Off – Report
News Analysis | 11/15/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia expands with VMware; TalkTalk boost profits; BT lands sports rights.

Verizon Pitches Free Android TV Box to New 5G Home Subs
News Analysis | 11/15/2019

Synchronized with its new Disney+ promo, Verizon is also selling the 'Stream TV' device as a standalone to other customers for $69.99.

Following the Money in the C-Band for 5G
News Analysis | 11/15/2019

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.

Verizon's Indoor 5G Goes the Distance in NFL Stadium Test
News Analysis | 11/15/2019

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.

Axiata Calls On TIP to Fix Telco Cost Problem
News Analysis | 11/14/2019

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.

Sprint Opens Up About 5G's Secret 4G Love
News Analysis | 11/14/2019

'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.

1-Gig a Hot Seller for Vodafone Germany
News Analysis | 11/14/2019

40% of new broadband customers opt for the company's DOCSIS 3.1-powered gigabit broadband service, according to company CTO Gerhard Mack.

Eurobites: MTN Gets 5G-Ready With Ericsson
News Analysis | 11/14/2019

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.

TIP Gives Innovative Vendors a Shop Window
News Analysis | 11/14/2019

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.

5G Industrial Automation Isn't Right Around the Corner
News Analysis | 11/14/2019

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.

China Mobile Exec Calls for 5G Power Subsidies
News Analysis | 11/14/2019

The industry is not making progress on reducing the cost of 5G power supply, says a top executive at the Chinese operator.

5G Security Warnings Pile Up
News Analysis | 11/13/2019

5G could eventually connect everyone and everything. But a growing number of researchers are highlighting potential security holes in the standard.

AT&T Reiterates Plans to Challenge T-Mobile in Lowband 5G This Year
News Analysis | 11/13/2019

AT&T and T-Mobile are both going to launch lowband 5G sometime this year. But the similarities between their strategies mostly stop there.

Cable Europe Charts Course to Become 'GIGAEurope' in 2020
News Analysis | 11/13/2019

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.

Vodafone Eyes Open RAN Overhaul at 100K Sites, May Swap Existing Suppliers for 5G
News Analysis | 11/13/2019

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.

DOCSIS 3.1 Takes Hold in Europe
News Analysis | 11/13/2019

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.

TIP Advances Give Router Vendors Another Wake-Up Call
News Analysis | 11/13/2019

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: We'll Need a Whole New Network to Get Rid of Huawei
News Analysis | 11/12/2019

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.

Eurobites: Germany's Big 3 Enter Network-Sharing Agreement to Tackle 'Dead Spots'
News Analysis | 11/12/2019

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.

Vodafone Registers Slight Sales Growth as Debts & Losses Pile Up
News Analysis | 11/12/2019

Takeover activity, 5G investments and unfriendly Indians are weighing heavily on the UK-based operator's financial performance, but at least revenues inched up.

Here Are the 25 Cities Where Dish Will Probably Build 5G First
News Analysis | 11/12/2019

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.

Could T-Mobile's Legere Clean Up the WeWork Mess?
News Analysis | 11/12/2019

WeWork may be looking at Legere as a clean-up CEO candidate for the troubled startup.

Big Overseas Bets Skewer Japanese Telcos
News Analysis | 11/12/2019

SoftBank and Rakuten report losses on investments in US firms, but one is a far more troubling prospect than the other.

Telcos Need 5G Innovation, but Who will Pay?
News Analysis | 11/11/2019

The telecom ecosystem is failing just as 5G swings into view.

Eurobites: Vodafone Strikes Deal With Openreach to Widen Fiber Offer in UK
News Analysis | 11/11/2019

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.

Nokia in Line for 5G Contracts Worth up to $2.2B With Chinese Telcos
News Analysis | 11/11/2019

Finnish equipment vendor signs frame agreements with Chinese operators that could lead to lucrative contracts next year.

Meet the Execs Tapped to Build & Sell Dish's 5G Network
CxO Spotlight | 11/11/2019

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.

Telecom Italia Targets €1B in Cloud Sales With Google Tie-Up
News Analysis | 11/11/2019

Can the ageing Italian operator and young American Internet giant find success at the edge of the network?

Analysts: T-Mobile's 'Uncarrier' News Didn't Sway Sprint Merger Critics
News Analysis | 11/8/2019

T-Mobile's 'Uncarrier' announcements didn't sway Sprint merger opponents, according to Wall Street analysts.

ZTE Says Its China Experience Makes It a 5G Leader
News Analysis | 11/8/2019

Slamming Nokia's 5G lag, the Chinese vendor is in a bullish mood about its own 5G opportunity.

Telecom Italia Strikes Edge Alliance With Google as Sales Slide
News Analysis | 11/8/2019

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.

Edge Computing Mini Data Centers Are Rolling Out for Real. What's Next?
News Analysis | 11/8/2019

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.

T-Mobile Makes Moves to Help Get Sprint Merger Done
News Analysis | 11/7/2019

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's Charlie Ergen: We Have No 'Plan B'
News Analysis | 11/7/2019

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.

T-Mobile Sets 5G Launch Date for Dec. 6
News Analysis | 11/7/2019

The 600MHz 5G launch will cover 200 million people in the US.

DT Cuts Dividend on Spectrum Splurge but Lifts Outlook
News Analysis | 11/7/2019

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.

AT&T's FirstNet Buildout Includes Viaero, a Rural Huawei Customer
News Analysis | 11/6/2019

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.

'Real AI' & Racist Robots Preoccupy Telco Tech Heads
News Analysis | 11/6/2019

Operators need to tread carefully amid widespread suspicion and warnings that more advanced AI systems will trigger upheaval.

Huawei Denies Holding 5G Licensing Talks
News Analysis | 11/6/2019

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.

Meet SARA, the AI That May Be a Big Deal for Austria's Main Telco
News Analysis | 11/6/2019

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.

Sprint/T-Mobile Merger a Step Closer to Early 2020 Completion
News Analysis | 11/5/2019

The deal, now approved by the FCC, commits the duo to covering 97% of US citizens with 5G within three years.

Private LTE Networks Headed to the Slammer? GTL to Test CBRS
News Analysis | 11/5/2019

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?

After Past Blunders, VEON Bets Big on Network and Digital Reset
News Analysis | 11/5/2019

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 Unveils 'Project Maestro' to Speed Network Virtualization
News Analysis | 11/5/2019

VMware wants to help telcos launch services faster in multi-cloud environments.

Eurobites: Telefónica's Transformation Costs Tarnish Its Q3
News Analysis | 11/5/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange launches commercial 5G in Romania; Colt extends relationship with Microsoft; Hungary has no beef with Huawei.

Verizon Projected to Lose a Brewing 5G Pricing Battle
News Analysis | 11/4/2019

A price war in the wireless industry could be brewing, and some analysts think that Verizon could suffer the most.

This Year's 5G Phones Will Be Next Year's 5G Orphans
DanoVision | 11/4/2019

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 Posts Net Loss of $274M, Expects Merger to Close in Early 2020
News Analysis | 11/4/2019

Sprint touts 16 million people covered by its 5G network, as it hopes T-Mobile merger will close early in fiscal 2020.

When It Comes to Licensing Huawei, US Vendors Uniformly Say 'Not It'
News Analysis | 11/1/2019

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.

FCC Could Move Soon on Ligado's Spectrum for 5G
News Analysis | 11/1/2019

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.

For Casa Systems, the Hits Keep Coming
News Analysis | 11/1/2019

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.'

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