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Altice USA Signs AT&T to Nationwide Roaming Deal
News Analysis | 7/31/2019

Says complementary agreement will ensure aggregate 99% nationwide coverage as Altice USA nears debut of a full MVNO mobile service developed via its Sprint partnership.

This Is Dish's 6-Step Plan for 5G
DanoVision | 7/31/2019

Dish Network is hoping to enter the wireless industry as a disruptive MVNO while it builds a 5G network. But what exactly are the company's plans?

Verizon Delays 3G Network Shutdown
News Analysis | 7/31/2019

Verizon previously planned to shut down its 3G CDMA network at the end of this year, but now says it will shutter that network at the end of 2020.

Is This the End for 5G Man?
LRTV Documentaries | 7/31/2019

'I thought the grocery store was this way...'

Apple: No Word on 5G Devices Yet
News Analysis | 7/31/2019

Apple CEO won't comment on a 5G iPhone yet, as sales of the smartphone decline in Q3 2019.

Eurobites: Vodafone Pockets $2.3B From New Zealand Sale
News Analysis | 7/31/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Openreach plays along with BoJo's broadband dream; Fastweb gets fifth Italian mobile license; Digital Realty to build new Frankfurt facility.

The iPhone Is Going the Way of the iPod
Morris Lore | 7/31/2019

For the first time in a long time, most of Apple's revenues did not come from the sale of smartphones.

Get Ready for the 5G Retail Robots!
News Analysis | 7/31/2019

AT&T has hooked up with Badger Technologies to test retail robots powered by millimeter wave 5G and edge computing.

Private 5G Mobile Networks for Industrial IoT
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 7/30/2019

Dedicated 5G campus networks, designed to meet the coverage, performance and security requirements of industrial users, are one of the most exciting – and tangible – advanced 5G use-cases under development.

T-Mobile's Jobs Pledge Smells Fishy
Morris Lore | 7/30/2019

Deutsche Telekom's promise that a T-Mobile and Sprint merger will create jobs has attracted plenty of scepticism, but not cutting jobs could raise difficult questions.

Dish Bucks Trend as Pay-TV Numbers Improve in Q2
News Analysis | 7/30/2019

The pay-TV situation still isn't pretty, but Dish shed just 31,000 video subs in Q2, compared to a loss of 259,000 in Q1 2019 and a loss of 151,000 video subs in the year-ago period.

Huawei Defies US Ban With 23% Lift in H1 Revenue
News Analysis | 7/30/2019

Smartphones power the Chinese vendor's first-half results, but doubts about its operating system cloud the future.

AT&T Runs More Low-Band Tests in the US
News Analysis | 7/30/2019

AT&T has been granted a three-month test license (covering June to September) by the FCC to use the 4400MHz-5000MHz band with 5G.

Eurobites: GSMA Blasts Space Industry for Hogging 5G Spectrum
News Analysis | 7/30/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Proximus guides for 'nearly stable' results; Ooredoo sees revenues shrink; Giffgaff fined; MTS gets new board members; and more.

AT&T's $984M Justice Department Deal Heats Up Rivalry
News Analysis | 7/30/2019

AT&T nabs multi-year expansive agreement to modernize Justice Department networks, giving CenturyLink and Verizon black eyes.

Ovum's Barton on 5G's Consumer Appeal
LRTV Interviews | 7/30/2019

Ovum Chief Analyst Ed Barton talks about some of key findings from his new report, '5G: Key Opportunities and Challenges in Consumer and Entertainment,' which looks at what 5G promises, and what it will deliver, during the next five years.

Dish/T-Mobile/Sprint: Winners, Losers & What's Next
News Analysis | 7/30/2019

The merger of Sprint and T-Mobile would have a major impact on virtually every player in the telecommunications market. But it first must overcome a major legal challenge.

AT&T's Chokshi: Why Carriers Need Disaggregation at the Edge
Kelsey's Grammar | 7/29/2019

AT&T's Rupesh Chokshi says the case for disaggregated routers at the edge goes beyond the usual examples of increased business agility, network visibility and performance.

The Long Road to 5G IoT Reality
News Analysis | 7/29/2019

5G 'massive IoT' will arrive in March 2020 with the 5G 'Phase 2,' specs but don't expect the hardware support to follow right behind.

How Mobile 5G Could Affect In-Home Broadband
DanoVision | 7/29/2019

Mobile 5G services are popping up around the country. However, there are plenty of reasons that such services won't replace customers' wired, in-home Internet connections.

Fiber, 5G or Cable? The Battle for the Enterprise Branch Office
Column | 7/29/2019

Fresh survey results show that the distributed enterprise market is up for grabs as cable operators, traditional telcos and wireless providers vie for advantage.

Singapore Telcos Demand Rethink of 5G Standalone Plan
News Analysis | 7/29/2019

SingTel and StarHub have lashed out at government plans to mandate the rollout of 5G networks based on the standalone version of the technology.

Eurobites: Virgin Media ponders mobile bid – report
News Analysis | 7/29/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Management changes at Vodafone Romania and Euskaltel results.

Vodafone, TIM strike network-sharing deal
News Analysis | 7/29/2019

Italian tower assets, including active equipment, to be pooled in a joint venture as operators seek ways to reduce costs ahead of further 5G-related investments.

Q&A With Dish's Charlie Ergen About His New 5G Strategy
CxO Spotlight | 7/26/2019

Dish's chief executive spoke with Light Reading about the company's 5G future, just hours after Dish announced a $5 billion agreement to purchase customers, spectrum and wholesale access from the combined Sprint and T-Mobile.

Dish Could Unseat T-Mobile as the Uncarrier
DanoVision | 7/26/2019

Yes, Dish Network faces an uphill climb in its plan to build a 5G network covering 70% of the US population by 2023. But don't count it out completely.

T-Mobile/Sprint Merger Gets DoJ Approval Thanks to Dish's $5B Deal
News Analysis | 7/26/2019

The DoJ signed off on a transaction that would merge Sprint and T-Mobile and position Dish Network to build a nationwide 5G network. It's a complex deal.

Son Strikes Back With $108B Vision Fund 2
News Analysis | 7/26/2019

Japanese billionaire sets up another multi-billion-dollar technology fund as he looks to be the driving force behind artificial intelligence.

Rakuten Mobile Preps for Shift From MVNO to 5G Network Operator
News Analysis | 7/26/2019

After winning the MVNO game in Japan, Rakuten is poised to disrupt the small club of network operators.

Vodafone shares soar as it values towers spin-off at $20B
News Analysis | 7/26/2019

The UK operator is setting up a European towers company that could attract third-party investment and help to speed up 5G deployment.

Eurobites: Three Joins UK's 5G Price War
News Analysis | 7/26/2019

Also in today's regional roundup: France takes a step closer to passing the 'Huawei law'; Sky Mobile joins the UK's 5G club; Telefónica's second quarter financials; and ECI unveils its first 5G-tailored product.

Apple Buys Intel's 5G Modem Biz for $1B
News Analysis | 7/25/2019

As expected, Apple will pay $1 billion for Intel's 5G smartphone modem business. The real question is when Apple might replace Qualcomm's chips with its own.

South Korean Telcos Count Cost of 5G but Talk Up New Services
News Analysis | 7/25/2019

South Korea's pioneering 5G operators are looking at a fall in profit after racing 5G to market. But fear not – 'immersive' apps are on the way.

Nokia Warns of possible China pullback as support for local vendors grows
News Analysis | 7/25/2019

Finnish vendor is assessing its China strategy as local operators turn increasingly to Huawei and ZTE.

Eurobites: Virgin Media Raises Gigabit Stakes in UK
News Analysis | 7/25/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: CityFibre sucks up to BoJo; O2 confirms 5G launch; Telefónica's net income slips in Q2, though its revenues rise.

Ford to Test Private LTE/5G Wireless Network for Connected Cars
News Analysis | 7/24/2019

Ford plans to build a private wireless network on its Dearborn campus using LTE/5G technologies. The news bisects two key trends in the automotive and mobile industries: connected cars and private wireless networks.

China 5G Plans Put China Tower in the Spotlight
News Analysis | 7/24/2019

Excitement surrounds the world's biggest towers company as China gets to work on 5G rollout.

AT&T Says Nationwide Low-Band 5G Will Arrive in 2020
News Analysis | 7/24/2019

AT&T says 'nationwide' 5G will happen in first half of next year, while mmWave 5G will be 'business-driven' for now.

Vodafone, O2 Eye Towers Sale to Aid 5G Rollout
News Analysis | 7/24/2019

UK mobile operators firm up their plans for the sharing of 5G equipment and begin exploring 'monetization' options for their Cornerstone business.

BoJo Leadership Threatens Huawei & UK's Fiber Future
Morris Lore | 7/24/2019

The mischievous Boris Johnson, who becomes the UK's prime minister today, is a dilemma for the country's telecom chiefs.

Ciena Hopes to Accelerate Growth Under New Leadership in India
News Analysis | 7/24/2019

The optical equipment maker has a new Indian boss with an eye on growth opportunities.

France's bike fest demands tour de force from Orange
Slide Shows | 7/24/2019

The annual Tour de France is not just the world's most challenging bike race; it's also a feat of endurance for the service provider at the heart of the technical action.

Sprint/T-Mobile Could Reportedly Get Final Approval This Week
News Analysis | 7/23/2019

DT and T-Mobile are reportedly ready to go ahead with a Dish buyout of Boost, in order to get DOJ final approval of the Sprint/T-Mobile merger this week.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: The Robots Are Coming!
LRTV Documentaries | 7/23/2019

This week's podcast is all about AI as Scott and Iain are joined by Aaron Boasman-Patel of the TM Forum.

Huawei Culls US R&D Workforce, Blames Trade Restrictions
News Analysis | 7/23/2019

Around 70% of Futurewei's employees will lose their jobs, the Chinese equipment giant has confirmed, with US trade restrictions to blame.

Eurobites: UK Government Gets Jumpy Over Inmarsat Sale
News Analysis | 7/23/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Intracom Telecom lands Italian FWA job with Open Fiber; Openreach reduces wholesale FTTP prices; Ericsson and Swisscom join the 5G Dots.

Apple Could Pay $1B for Intel's Smartphone Assets – WSJ
News Analysis | 7/23/2019

iPhone maker in 'advanced' discussions to acquire modem chip assets from Intel as it looks to become more self-reliant.

An Inside Look at Cable's MVNO Business Model
News Analysis | 7/22/2019

Comcast and Charter have successfully pushed some of their mobile customers' traffic from Verizon's network and onto WiFi networks, according to new findings from Tutela.

OneWeb's LEO Strategy Shows More Progress, but Questions Remain
News Analysis | 7/22/2019

OneWeb is building a constellation of low-Earth orbit satellites for global Internet services, but key elements of the offering remain cloudy.

Huawei Gets Brexit Treatment as UK Delays Decision
News Analysis | 7/22/2019

UK politicians do what they do best – and put off making a decision about the Chinese vendor's role in the country's 5G networks.

Huawei's Fate Up for Debate in a Possible US-China Trade Deal
The Philter | 7/22/2019

The US has given mixed signals with regards to Huawei and the US-China trade war in general, policy experts say. Huawei, meanwhile, said it would favor any trade deal that gets the US talking again.

Deutsche Telekom Cuts Adtran Spending After 5G Spectrum Splurge
News Analysis | 7/22/2019

German spectrum auction blamed by analysts for a broadband spending slowdown at Deutsche Telekom.

Hong Kong Telcos Upset by 5G 'Exclusion Zone'
News Analysis | 7/22/2019

Regulatory efforts to protect satellite services have angered mobile operators investing in 5G technology.

Eurobites: Europe 'Risk Assesses' Its 5G
News Analysis | 7/22/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Liberty Global to form JV to expand Virgin Media fiber network; Telefónica lands cybersecurity deal with Havas; Ofcom looks to protect mobile users, kicks off search for new boss.

3 Big Themes to Watch for in Wireless Q2 Earnings
DanoVision | 7/22/2019

From cable's wireless growth to Sprint's expected losses, here's what to expect from the next few weeks.

5G mmWave Phones Can't Stand the Heat
News Analysis | 7/19/2019

Tests show that hot days can cause the Samsung S10 5G phone to drop from a 5G connection to a 4G signal from overheating.

In #5G Social Media Advertising, AT&T Goes Old While Verizon Goes Male
News Analysis | 7/19/2019

In social media advertising for 5G, AT&T is targeting older Americans while Verizon is targeting mostly men.

Eurobites: Ireland's Cubic Gets €23.5M Funding Boost
News Analysis | 7/19/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: CityFibre takes fiber gig into 14 more cities; Millicom boosted by M&A; Hungary kicks off 5G auction process; Qualcomm fined.

5G in Laptops, Watches, Tablets & More? Analysts Are Divided
News Analysis | 7/19/2019

5G operators are keen to see consumer electronics companies install 5G capabilities into all kinds of devices. However, analysts are divided about whether that will actually happen.

Huawei Ban Would Hurt 5G Security, Say UK MPs
News Analysis | 7/19/2019

UK politicians say the country's next prime minister will have to make a quick decision about Huawei and that restrictions would have an impact on security.

3.5GHz CBRS Band Deployments Face Yet Another Delay
News Analysis | 7/18/2019

The NTIA is still testing spectrum sharing in the 3.5GHz CBRS band. Such testing has delayed commercial operations in the band for almost a year.

T-Mobile Reportedly Worried That Dish Is Actually a Trojan Horse for Cable
News Analysis | 7/18/2019

T-Mobile and its parent company are worried that a cable company like Charter or Comcast might acquire Dish in order to gain MVNO access into T-Mobile's network.

Verizon Launches Fifth Mobile 5G City, First MiFi Device
News Analysis | 7/18/2019

Verizon launches fifth mobile 5G city.

Podcast: Here Are 3 Big Trends in 5G
The Philter | 7/18/2019

This mini episode of the Light Reading podcast features Ray Le Maistre and Dario Talmesio discussing the big trends shaping the 5G market worldwide, now that so many major operators have launched 5G services.

AT&T & Microsoft Ink 'Extensive' Deal for Cloud, 5G, AI & Edge
News Analysis | 7/17/2019

In an 'extensive, multiyear alliance,' AT&T is moving its non-network applications to Microsoft Azure and its employees to Microsoft 365, while Microsoft gets access to AT&T's network for emerging 5G, AI and edge applications.

AMG's NextLink: The FCC's Poster Child for Crossing the Digital Divide
News Analysis | 7/17/2019

Bill Baker, CEO of AMG Technology Investment Group's NextLink, is getting ready to put millions from the FCC's Connect America Fund to use covering rural America with fixed wireless. He may soon bid for billions more.

5G Man Meets His Nemesis
LRTV Documentaries | 7/17/2019

5G Man finds an unwelcome guest in his apartment...

Eurobites: S&P Puts Vodafone on Creditwatch
News Analysis | 7/17/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Tele2's earnings up 3% in Q2; Openet goes cloud-native for 5G; Inmarsat takeover comes under scrutiny.

5G Momentum Props Up Ericsson's Q2
News Analysis | 7/17/2019

The Networks division is helping the Swedish operator improve its top line numbers but 'strategic contracts' hit margins and other divisions are still in turnaround mode, dragging the vendor's share price down.

5G May Drive Carriers to Share Networks – Like It or Not
News Analysis | 7/17/2019

Operators around the world are eyeing network-sharing deals to deploy 5G. US operators remain decidedly against such a proposition, but they may back into more sharing scenarios in the coming years nonetheless.

Telenor Serves Up a Dodgy Herring in Q2
News Analysis | 7/16/2019

The Norwegian incumbent has revised down this year's outlook and lacks a decent growth story to excite investors.

Eurobites: Swisscom Brokers 5G Roaming Deals With SKT, Elisa
News Analysis | 7/16/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Arcep sets out its ground rules for 5G spectrum allocation; Facebook exec moves to VEON; Eurofins lands smart-home testing deal.

Smartphone Life Expectancy Could Delay 5G Transition
News Analysis | 7/16/2019

US mobile users don't show much interest in buying new phones these days, a situation that could create challenges for operators looking to replace the 4G phones among customers with more efficient 5G gadgets.

Huawei Dispute Has Put Global Supply Chain at Breaking Point
Morris Lore | 7/16/2019

With the Chinese vendor now developing alternatives to US suppliers, and Ericsson moving production closer to its customers, the telecom world order is under serious threat.

Huawei Prepares for Possible Life Without US Suppliers
News Analysis | 7/15/2019

Chinese equipment giant confirms it is developing alternatives to US suppliers and limiting the amount of US technology in its products.

AT&T Keeps Pushing on the Manufacturing Use Case for 5G
News Analysis | 7/15/2019

The 5G industry is hoping that the technology will play a role in the 'factory of the future.' AT&T specifically has embarked on a few efforts to make this happen.

Eurobites: Israel Sets 5G Spectrum Auction in Motion
News Analysis | 7/15/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Huawei requests level laying field in Italy; ADVA adds a dash of AI to satellite signaling analytics; Galileo crashes and burns; Telenor's Q2 dented by Bangladeshi 'errors.'

C-Band Proposal Fixates on Fiber
News Analysis | 7/15/2019

A proposal with cable industry backing to free up at least 370MHz of C-Band spectrum for 5G should make fiber providers and data center operators salivate.

Sprint, Verizon to Sell 5G Phones Nationwide
News Analysis | 7/12/2019

Sprint and Verizon have launched 5G services in parts of just a handful of cities. But the operators confirmed that they will sell their 5G phones in all of their retail stores nationwide.

The Spectral Efficiency Twilight Zone
Morris Lore | 7/12/2019

Operators desperately need 5G's 'spectral efficiency' to cope with a data tsunami. Just don't expect it to boost profits.

Boingo's New CEO Sees Growth Everywhere, Including in Private CBRS Networks
CxO Spotlight | 7/12/2019

From 5G to WiFi 6, Boingo's new CEO sees opportunities everywhere. Moreover, those opportunities now stretch into the 3.5GHz CBRS band.

Eurobites: Orange, Proximus Agree to Network Sharing in Belgium
News Analysis | 7/12/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: SWAN, ZTE claim 5G first in Slovakia; Sparkle moves African hub; France Telecom suicides trial reaches conclusion.

For Cell Phone Tower Owners, the Wall Street Party May Be Ending
News Analysis | 7/12/2019

Cell tower owners including SBA, American Tower and Crown Castle have been enjoying lots of love on Wall Street. But the good times might be over, according to some analysts.

No Quick Fix for New BT, Vodafone Bosses
Morris Lore | 7/12/2019

Philip Jansen and Nick Read are not off to a dream start at the UK operators, and turnarounds could be a long time coming.

Too Little, Too Late for BSNL, MTNL Revival?
News Analysis | 7/11/2019

India's government has proposed a rescue deal for its state-backed operators, but their survival remains in doubt.

Rural America Might See More 5G With FCC's New 2.5GHz Order
DanoVision | 7/11/2019

The FCC said it's moving to release valuable midband spectrum for 5G with its new 2.5GHz action, but opponents argue American students will suffer as a result. The truth is that Sprint already owns most of the nation's 2.5GHz holdings.

What Does Dish's Charlie Ergen Want?
News Analysis | 7/10/2019

Charlie Ergen has accumulated a treasure trove of spectrum licenses, and has now emerged as the linchpin in the government's review of the T-Mobile and Sprint merger. But what does he really want?

Family Friction for 5G Man
LRTV Documentaries | 7/10/2019

5G Man doesn't always get along with his father... the irascible 4G Man.

ONAP 'Dublin' Lightens Network Orchestration
News Analysis | 7/9/2019

The latest release of the Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) sports enhancements designed to get the software up and running faster, so carriers can get on with sexy innovation.

Jeff Bezos & Elon Musk to Compete for 5G Backhaul Business
News Analysis | 7/9/2019

Some of the world's most visible and wealthy entrepreneurs are preparing to compete against each other in offering satellite-based backhaul services to wireless network operators.

Nintendo Investigating 5G, but 'We Don't Chase Trends'
News Analysis | 7/9/2019

Wireless industry executives tout 5G as ideal for gaming and other high-speed services, but executives at video game company Nintendo are taking a wait-and-see approach.

Ericsson Warns of No-Deal Brexit Threat to UK and European Telecom
News Analysis | 7/9/2019

Swedish kit giant says a Brexit on no terms would leave the telecom industries in both the UK and Europe worse off.

Yvette Kanouff Joins John Chambers-Led VC
News Analysis | 7/9/2019

Former Cisco exec and cable industry vet named partner and CTO of JC2 Ventures, a venture capital firm devoted to startups in areas such as AI, IoT and cybersecurity.

AT&T's '5G E' Strategy Is Paying Off – Misleading or Not
News Analysis | 7/9/2019

AT&T's decision to replace the 'LTE' icon on some of its phones with '5G E' earned the carrier widespread condemnation, but new findings show that AT&T's network is nonetheless seeing dramatic improvements.

Eurobites: The Future Looks Brighter for Orange's Richard
News Analysis | 7/9/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: ADVA lands Luxembourg deal; Orange completes SecureLink acquisition; Telefónica extends its Internet-access-for-resale service; a Spotify for Africa.

The Story Behind Verizon's 5G Secret Weapon
News Analysis | 7/9/2019

Verizon is spending billions on fiber to support its wireless 5G push.

Podcast: Parsing Data & Sharing Poles in Smart Cities
The Philter | 7/9/2019

US Ignite's Mari Silbey provides commentary on a few topics related to smart cities, including how research universities are helping cities slice up IoT and sensor data into bite-sized morsels.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Vodafone 5G, Xi vs Trump & Apple Innovation
LRTV Documentaries | 7/9/2019

This week: Vodafone goes for the controlled throttle on 5G tariffs; the US goes for the jugular with Huawei; and will an Ive-less Apple go down the pan?

India's Tejas Targets Big Gains in US
News Analysis | 7/8/2019

The optical equipment maker spies international opportunity in Huawei's problems.

Attack of the Smombies, Dawn of the Wombie
Morris Lore | 7/8/2019

Governments are trying to contain a global pandemic of the smartphone undead.

Telecom Italia cranks up 5G with three-city launch
News Analysis | 7/8/2019

Italian operator gets its 5G motor running and heads out on the highway. Just don't expect it to arrive in Calabria anytime soon.

5G Will Be 100x Faster Than LTE? More Like 2.7x Faster
News Analysis | 7/8/2019

T-Mobile boasts that 5G will support 10x faster speeds than 4G. CTIA crows that it will be be up to 100x faster. Well, the initial results are in, and the reality doesn't quite match up to the hype.

Here Are All the 5G Devices Announced & Released So Far
News Analysis | 7/8/2019

5G is catching steam around the globe. As a result, device makers ranging from Oppo to Samsung are rushing to get 5G devices out into the market.

5G4REAL: These 3D-Printed 5G Antennas Are Cheap & Ready to Install
LRTV Documentaries | 7/5/2019

The expansion of 5G networks will require an unprecedented increase in the number of radio units, especially in urban environments.

Why Deutsche Telekom Could Exit Romania
Morris Lore | 7/5/2019

The German operator is rumored to be in talks about selling assets in Romania. Difficult as it may be to pull off, that move could make business sense and suit its strategic objectives.

Eurobites: Orange's Richard Braced for Fraud Case Verdict
News Analysis | 7/5/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ofcom looks to help out public service broadcasters; Ericsson demos wireless factory; Net Insight lands Swiss deal.

Samsung Looks to Multivendor, 5G RAN Future
News Analysis | 7/4/2019

Samsung is expecting O-RAN gear to arrive by 2020.

5G Back in Europe's Connected Cars Race After Latest Twist
News Analysis | 7/4/2019

Representatives of EU member states vote to scrap a scheme that would favor a WiFi-based standard over cellular technology in future connected cars.

Eurobites: Deutsche Telekom to Cut Jobs With Stores Cull
News Analysis | 7/4/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telenor toots 5G trumpet; InterDigital joins 5Growth project; Telefónica fights fraud; Orange saddles up for Tour de France.

Vodafone, Three Expect No Huawei Ban in UK
News Analysis | 7/4/2019

The chances of a complete 5G ban on the Chinese equipment giant look remote, as far as two of the UK's mobile network operators are concerned.

DT Rushes High-Priced 5G to Market for Samsung-Loving Urbanites
News Analysis | 7/4/2019

German incumbent becomes the first operator in the country to launch 5G services, but customers outside a few urban hotspots will have to wait.

Vodafone UK Takes Wrecking Ball to 5G Market
News Analysis | 7/3/2019

The UK mobile operator has started a race to the bottom with its launch of cut-price 5G services.

5G Today Is Just a Glorified Add-On
DanoVision | 7/3/2019

Now that all of the major US wireless network operators have launched some type of commercial mobile 5G service, it's worth seeing exactly how they're pricing the offering. The results are anticlimactic, to say the least.

Ericsson's Lindgren on Vodafone's 5G Launch
LRTV Interviews | 7/3/2019

Marielle Lindgren, CEO for the UK and Ireland at Ericsson, talks to Light Reading's Iain Morris about Vodafone's launch of 5G services in the UK, what kind of applications 5G enables and Ericsson's role in the operator's 5G rollout.

Eurobites: Broadpeak Raises €10M From Eutelsat
News Analysis | 7/3/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone UK fires up 5G; Nokia's 5G factory lights the way ahead; BT to launch 5G in the fall; Google invests in Lisbon-Cape Town cable.

Satellite Giants Battered by New C-Band Proposals for 5G
News Analysis | 7/2/2019

Charter, Google and others are rallying around new proposals that would release midband spectrum for 5G. However, the government agency in charge of such matters – the FCC – might be a bit hesitant to engage in bold action.

Why Huawei's Addition to the Entity List Is the Pandora's Box of Telecoms
Shades of Ray | 7/2/2019

No matter what the US and China agree from now on, the dynamics of the global telecoms technology supply chain have changed forever.

The Top 4 US Carriers Have Mobile 5G
Jonestown | 7/2/2019

It's the summer of 5G in the US!

SD-WAN Update: 5G Impact Still to Come, as the Market Consolidates
Kelsey's Grammar | 7/2/2019

In addition to kicking around the idea of 5G's impact on SD-WAN, Heavy Reading's Sterling Perrin shares insights on how the SD-WAN market might evolve this year.

Three UK Eyes Standalone 5G for Coverage Boost
News Analysis | 7/2/2019

The UK's smallest mobile network operator is preparing for a shift from the non-standalone to the standalone version of 5G technology.

Dish Divestiture Deal Might Save the T-Mobile, Sprint Merger
News Analysis | 7/2/2019

Dish Network has reportedly inked a tentative deal with T-Mobile that could save the operator's proposed merger with Sprint. That would likely be welcome news considering the transaction is now officially overdue.

Three UK Ditching Samsung for Huawei as It Rolls Out 5G
News Analysis | 7/2/2019

The UK mobile operator's decision to rely solely on Huawei as a 5G RAN vendor means Samsung's 4G kit must go.

Eurobites: Nokia's Suri Warns Against 5G Security Overload
News Analysis | 7/2/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telia acquires Fello AB; Tele2 audits its network following sequence of outages; Michael Joseph returns to Safaricom following death of Bob Collymore.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Trade Wars, 5G Wins & Phone Bills
LRTV Documentaries | 7/2/2019

It's a new studio but the same old faces this week tackling trade wars, 5G hyperbole and more.

BT Leverages Open Source for Fifth Generation of Network Monitoring
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 7/2/2019

Telcos need new ways to monitor their services and networks and some are turning to the open source community for inspiration.

5G iPhone Faces Chinese Question
News Analysis | 7/1/2019

Thanks to a new 5G push in China, analysts are raising their forecasts for the 5G phone market. However, it's unclear how that market will shake out given the ongoing geopolitical dance between China and the US.

Ovum's Talmesio on 5G's Key Trends
LRTV Interviews | 7/1/2019

What are the three key trends in 5G right now? Dario Talmesio, principal analyst and practice leader for 5G Accelerator and European TMT Research at research house Ovum, tells all.

Huawei's IP Update Shows Why US Critics Are Scared
Morris Lore | 7/1/2019

A white paper from the Chinese vendor is supposed to show Huawei respects intellectual property. It seems likely to further unnerve Huawei's critics.

Huaweigate Latest: Trump's U-Turn & Weldon's Whoopsie
Morris Lore | 7/1/2019

Donald Trump's U-turn on Huawei proves this US president lacks any conviction and will not silence the Chinese vendor's critics.

Decision Time in 5G Transport
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 7/1/2019

What's the best way forward for operators when it comes 5G transport networks?

Eurobites: UK Mobile Operators to Get Dumped by Text
News Analysis | 7/1/2019

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Safaricom boss Collymore dies; ETSI tweaks NFV for 5G; BT hires some job-cutting muscle.

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