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Mavenir signs up Turkcell for open RAN
News Analysis | 2/28/2020

Open RAN specialist partners with Turkish operator for tests initially in Turkey.

Get ready for a big speed boost to 5G
DanoVision | 2/27/2020

Will 5G go up to 10 Gbit/s? The application of networking technologies, including carrier aggregation across wide stretches of spectrum, could get us there... at some point.

Disruptive router vendor DriveNets shifts up a gear
News Analysis | 2/27/2020

Preps live demo of the distributed disaggregated chassis system favoured by AT&T and teams up with systems integrator KPGCo as operators consider their next-gen routing options.

ZTE eyes China gain from Nokia pain
News Analysis | 2/27/2020

Still alive and kicking after its run-in with US authorities, the Chinese vendor can look forward to some home comforts this year.

Deutsche Telekom, Intel breakthrough piles open RAN pressure onto big vendors
News Analysis | 2/26/2020

The German operator and its partners may have found a way of compensating for the performance shortcomings of general-purpose processors.

A year later, Rakuten's mobile optimism remains undimmed
News Analysis | 2/26/2020

Rakuten missed its 4G mobile network launch date last year, but company officials this week reiterated the Japanese company will soon turn on 'the world's first end-to-end fully virtualized cloud-native network.'

Mirantis co-founder targets 5G 'oligopoly' with private networks startup FreedomFi
News Analysis | 2/25/2020

Mirantis Co-Founder and CMO Boris Renski announced he will leave his job to push his new startup FreedomFi, which is targeting private wireless LTE networks in the 3.5GHz CBRS spectrum band.

Nokia lands core role at Rakuten Mobile
News Analysis | 2/25/2020

Finnish vendor boosts its telco cloud credentials with a managed services contract to operate Rakuten Mobile's virtualized core network and enable 'zero touch' 4G/5G operations.

Not MWC: Cisco stacks new software for mobile networks
News Analysis | 2/25/2020

Cisco rolls out new software stacks and automation tools to help network operators get ready for all the sweet hell that's going to be unleashed with billions of devices running on 5G.

Eurobites: Telefónica, Microsoft expand cloud services partnership
News Analysis | 2/25/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: TIM makes quantum leap in RAN planning; MDS Global's new foodie CEO; Swisscom staff settle for 1% increase; and more.

Vodafone, DT drive new TIP open RAN program
News Analysis | 2/25/2020

Tier 1 operators and a host of specialist vendors, including Mavenir and Parallel Wireless, lead effort to develop remote radio units for open RAN deployments.

Facebook-led TIP and O-RAN Alliance finally buddy up on 5G R&D
News Analysis | 2/25/2020

Two groups working on the development of open RAN technology have agreed to pool their efforts and differentiate roles.

Private equity, tower companies could buy Boingo – analysts
News Analysis | 2/24/2020

Boingo is now reportedly for sale, and analysts are speculating that US tower companies like SBA Communications or Crown Castle might make a play for the firm.

Intel challenges Broadcom, Marvell et al. for basestation silicon dominance
News Analysis | 2/24/2020

Intel said it expects to become the world's leading provider of silicon for 5G basestations by next year, tapping into an opportunity the company said ought to be worth roughly $25 billion by 2023.

Not MWC: Huawei bolsters its 5G network portfolio
News Analysis | 2/24/2020

What was Huawei going to show off in Barcelona? Here are some of the highlights.

Eurobites: Rivals to move ahead with UK mast-sharing plan without BT – report
News Analysis | 2/24/2020

Also in today's regional roundup: Nokia's new customer-experience software; regulator to examine email retention charges; what we could be eating in Barcelona.

Why we need more 5G cyberhacks
Shades of Ray | 2/24/2020

Ericsson and Nokia have set a good example by participating in a 5G cyber hackathon – now the industry needs more companies to step up with 5G network-security proof points and action plans, particularly related to the core network.

Cohere crashes the open RAN party
News Analysis | 2/21/2020

Revamps itself as a software vendor offering capacity enhancements for any network and spies increasing interest in open RAN as key opportunity.

Nokia, Ericsson go cloud-native in KDDI 5G trials
News Analysis | 2/21/2020

Rival vendors jostle to prove 5G standalone credentials in core network trials with Japanese operator.

New $60B agency seeking 'viable alternatives' to Huawei
News Analysis | 2/21/2020

The DFC could play a significant role in funding telecom projects.

Orange expands uCPE suite with Dell and Ekinops
News Analysis | 2/19/2020

Orange's Laurent Perrin says the uCPE is part of Orange's strategy to 'move in a new direction of merging the network and IT world.'

Nokia buys Elenion to target new markets with optical tech
News Analysis | 2/19/2020

Nokia is buying Elenion Technologies in a move to leverage silicon photonics technology into new markets.

Vodafone's Tenorio takes top seat at TIP
News Analysis | 2/18/2020

Vodafone Group's head of network strategy and architecture takes over as chairman of the Telecom Infra Project (TIP) from former Deutsche Telekom exec Axel Clauberg.

Eurobites: Nancy Pelosi warns Europe off Huawei
News Analysis | 2/17/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange Egypt dons Red Hat for NFV; cable wars in Germany; ETSI launches fixed 5G group.

Test vendors unveil 5G tools for telcos
News Analysis | 2/17/2020

With 5G deployments now well underway in dozens of markets, Viavi and Rohde & Schwarz have some new 5G test tools for operator field technicians.

Verizon: We have more unused network capacity today than five years ago
News Analysis | 2/14/2020

Thanks to new LTE technologies, small cells and other efforts, Verizon says it has managed to increase the amount of excess capacity on its network.

Adtran takes aim at SMBs with new SD-WAN service
News Analysis | 2/12/2020

The new cloud-based edge router, built on Intel's x86 architecture, is targeted at small and midsized businesses and distributed enterprises that want to migrate to SD-WAN on an open, virtualized platform.

MWC2020: The show won't go on
News Analysis | 2/12/2020

The GSMA, organizer of the annual Mobile World Congress, has canceled this year's Barcelona show because of 'the global concern regarding the coronavirus outbreak.'

MWC2020: AT&T, Cisco, Facebook and Sprint are latest to cancel
News Analysis | 2/11/2020

Find out about the latest companies to have announced they won't be at this year's Mobile World Congress.

CableLabs, Altran team to take open source to the edge
News Analysis | 2/11/2020

'Project Adrenaline' initiative takes a cable-first approach, but broader aim is to develop a general purpose edge computing platform that can be applied to multiple industries and network types.

Parallel Wireless extends partnership with Robin.io to automate next gen networks
News Analysis | 2/10/2020

Parallel Wireless and Robin.io are expanding their existing partnership to help operators automate network functions.

Podcast: Windstream's managed services moves
Kelsey's Grammar | 2/6/2020

This podcast examines how service providers are revamping their managed services and how Windstream is evolving from a traditional telco to a true managed services provider.

Amdocs Doubles Down With Spanish Deals
News Analysis | 2/5/2020

Orange Spain expands support for public cloud by opting to deploy Amdocs' cloud-native offering on Amazon Web Services.

MWC2020: 5G core to star in Barcelona
LRTV Interviews | 2/5/2020

Dario Talmesio, principal analyst and practice leader at Omdia, expects to be hearing a lot about 5G core developments and 'the platform' during this year's Mobile World Congress.

AT&T, Microsoft, Others Get Behind Trump's Anti-Huawei Agenda
News Analysis | 2/4/2020

The Trump administration said it has a plan to foster the development of US-based software for 5G, and that AT&T, Microsoft and Dell are supporting the effort.

Nokia Offers 5G Automation With Next Gen OSS
News Analysis | 2/3/2020

Finnish vendor dishes up cloud-native network operations software designed to help automate 5G network management processes.

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