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Dish Network: The edge is 'everywhere'
News Analysis | 9/30/2020

Dish Network's Marc Rouanne said the company is working to design its coming 5G network so that customers can run network services wherever they wish.

NTT Docomo cracks open 5G fronthaul for carrier aggregation
News Analysis | 9/30/2020

Japanese operator demos 'multi-vendor' trial, using O-RAN fronthaul specs, with Fujitsu and NEC.

Germany stops short of Huawei ban, but raises bar to entry
News Analysis | 9/30/2020

Germany looks set to strangle the China-based supplier in red tape as scrutiny is extended to the 5G RAN.

Rakuten is off to a slow 5G start
News Analysis | 9/30/2020

The service announced today looks slower than many had hoped, will not be widely available and brings little in the way of device choice or new features.

Microsoft raises the stakes in telecom fight against AWS and Google
News Analysis | 9/29/2020

The software giant must persuade operators to entrust some of their most valuable systems to its public cloud.

Musk makes Starlink IPO guarantee to small investors
News Analysis | 9/29/2020

But they'll have to wait. If a listing does happen it won't be for at least 'several years.'

Huawei mopping up stakes in domestic chip suppliers – report
News Analysis | 9/29/2020

Chinese vendor's Habo Investment arm is said to have acquired stakes in 17 local chip companies in the past year.

Microsoft's pitch to telcos for 5G and beyond
News Analysis | 9/28/2020

The name Azure of Operators doesn't sound exciting, but it represents a way for carriers to partner with a cloud provider that has been quite serious about putting communications and the cloud together.

DriveNets confirmed by AT&T for cloud-native core routing project
News Analysis | 9/28/2020

AT&T confirms it deployed its disaggregated core routing platform with technology from Broadcom, DriveNets and UfiSpace.

Juniper buys Netrounds to hammer networks into shape
News Analysis | 9/28/2020

Acquisition of Swedish network testing and monitoring company will strengthen its line-up of automated WAN products, it says.

India considers appealing Hague order in Vodafone tax row
News Analysis | 9/28/2020

Despite the Permanent Court of Arbitration ruling retrospective tax laws unfairly penalized the telecoms giant, the Indian government may still appeal.

COVID-19 accelerates race to the cloud – report
News Analysis | 9/28/2020

Zoom, Cisco Webex, Microsoft Teams and more are all benefiting from the enforced need to stay at home.

Prague 5G security debates center on China, open RAN
News Analysis | 9/25/2020

Although the Prague 5G Security Conference was mostly held behind closed doors, officials from the UK and the US discussed topics including open RAN.

The Big 5G Event Recap: 5G stands alone
LRTV Documentaries | 9/25/2020

Light Reading's Mike Dano and Phil Harvey recount some of the highlights of a busy, busy event discussing all things 5G. Standalone 5G stood alone as the big thing to watch in the coming months.

NFV is still making headlines. Should it?
The Wizard of Roz | 9/25/2020

A recent announcement from SKT prompts a few questions about how committed telcos are to radical network transformations.

Huawei sets out its stall for the digital economy
News Analysis | 9/24/2020

At Huawei Connect 2020, held virtually this year, the company emphasized its focus on connectivity, computing, cloud and AI.

Podcast: Radware execs on security threats for 5G and edge computing
LRTV Interviews | 9/24/2020

David Aviv, CTO, and Mike O'Malley, vice president of strategy for Radware, join the podcast to discuss security concerns that companies have in light of 5G deployments and multi-access edge computing.

Starlink's network faces significant limitations, analysts find
News Analysis | 9/23/2020

The financial analysts at Cowen calculated that, in 2026, Starlink will be able to support just 485,000 simultaneous users at 100Mbit/s across the entire US.

Orange says yes to Microsoft Azure MSP party
News Analysis | 9/23/2020

Orange Business Services becomes the latest operator to join the Azure partner program established in 2019.

Rakuten adds Tech Mahindra to 'unvendor' dream team
News Analysis | 9/23/2020

Indian systems integrator becomes the latest partner for the Rakuten Communications Platform. But is it just another closed ecosystem?

T-Mobile's Neville Ray: 5G will decide if next Apple is from US or China
News Analysis | 9/22/2020

Following its acquisition of Sprint, T-Mobile has double AT&T's 5G spectrum holding and the first nationwide standalone 5G network, says its tech president, Neville Ray.

TikTok's unholy trinity unraveling despite Trump blessing
News Analysis | 9/22/2020

Trump's 'great deal for America' over TikTok ownership is already unraveling, as Oracle, Walmart, ByteDance and the White House tell different stories.

AT&T to launch standalone 5G later this year
News Analysis | 9/22/2020

AT&T's Igal Elbaz said the operator would work on 'scaling' standalone 5G throughout 2021. However, he did not name the operator's vendors.

More spectrum the key to DOCSIS 4.0
News Analysis | 9/21/2020

Beefing up capacity to 1.2GHz and up to 1.8GHz is a primary driver for the new CableLabs specs. Meanwhile, SCTE has already kicked off standards focused on a future move to 3GHz.

EC pins recovery hopes on 5G and supercomputing
News Analysis | 9/21/2020

The European Commission recommends the adoption of a common approach to the deployment of 5G networks.

Omdia's James Crawshaw: 5G will drive OSS market recovery
LRTV Interviews | 9/21/2020

The most advanced 5G features anticipated by network operators, like network slicing, will require OSS systems to be modernized and expanded, says Omdia Principal Analyst James Crawshaw.

Omdia's Dario Talmesio: Big enterprise 5G opportunities
LRTV Interviews | 9/18/2020

In this overview of what's happening in the 5G market, Omdia Principal Analyst & Practice Leader Dario Talmesio discusses the 5G deployments to date, the biggest enterprise vertical opportunities and how Apple's products will kickstart 5G consumer acceptance.

Meet open RAN's billionaire cheerleader
News Analysis | 9/18/2020

Michael Dell is one of the richest people in the world, and is firmly in the open RAN camp: 'These new technologies like open RAN are going to allow for faster deployment,' he says.

Time runs out for TikTok as Trump announces Sunday ban
News Analysis | 9/18/2020

Deadline looms large for TikTok and social messaging platform WeChat as White House says app store ban will take effect on Sunday.

Fujitsu flags efforts to tackle facial recognition fraud
News Analysis | 9/18/2020

Japan-based technology firm aims to improve trust in facial recognition software by making it easier to block fraud.

Ericsson spends $1.1B on Cradlepoint in strategic shift
News Analysis | 9/18/2020

For the last few years, the Swedish equipment vendor says it has refused to serve enterprise customers directly. That now looks set to change.

Eurobites: Nokia holds its own in software and services
News Analysis | 9/18/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: remote-controlled tractors; Microsoft creates jobs in Tampere; 5G-powered studio lighting.

Dish lays out its 12-month 5G agenda
News Analysis | 9/17/2020

Dish is looking for cloud providers to host its network functions, and expects to begin receiving custom radios from Fujitsu in the second quarter of 2021.

Surprise, surprise: China prefers Chinese cloud-service providers
News Analysis | 9/17/2020

Report by Synergy finds easier pickings for US players elsewhere in the APAC region, as Alibaba leads the pack of homegrown cloud services providers.

Rakuten the 'unvendor' has a lot to prove
News Analysis | 9/17/2020

Big operators investing in open RAN may be wary of buying products from another telco.

Nokia stocks app store for private wireless customers
News Analysis | 9/16/2020

The Finnish equipment vendor is adding new features to one of its most important enterprise services.

Podcast: What's the story with OSS?
LRTV Interviews | 9/16/2020

This week: James Crawshaw, Omdia principal analyst, on what's going on with OSS and growth projections for 2021.

Alibaba, China Mobile may invest in blacklisted surveillance firm
News Analysis | 9/16/2020

E-commerce giant and telco consider 3 billion yuan investment in Dahua, a blacklisted surveillance company whose tech monitors Uyghurs in Xinjiang province.

AT&T mulling ad-supported phone plans – report
News Analysis | 9/16/2020

AT&T CEO John Stankey suggests the subsidized cell phone plans could be introduced in 2021.

Telefónica and Rakuten join open RAN forces
News Analysis | 9/16/2020

The two operators announce a wide-ranging partnership to lower equipment costs, but does it threaten standards?

Facebook failing to stop billion-dollar bot ad fraud
News Analysis | 9/15/2020

Platforms like Facebook aren't using technology they possess to stop bots committing advertising fraud, costing tens of billions of dollars a year.

Open RAN connects Xilinx with network operators
News Analysis | 9/15/2020

Xilinx's new 'T1 Telco Accelerator card' is designed for wireless network operators, which are not the network equipment vendors the company traditionally works with.

Five takeaways from the FCC's open RAN event
DanoVision | 9/14/2020

The event attracted speakers ranging from Rakuten's Tareq Amin to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. That's because open RAN today is everything to everyone.

Oracle is the unlikely winner of the TikTok wars
News Analysis | 9/14/2020

US software giant Oracle has won the bidding war to buy TikTok's US operations from ByteDance, but the deal will face grueling political hurdles.

5G cloud gaming offers annual $150bn revenue gain – report
News Analysis | 9/14/2020

New report shows that 'ardent gamers' would be willing to pay a lot more for a high-quality cloud gaming service on low-latency 5G networks.

Nokia lands 5G core contract with Dish Network
News Analysis | 9/14/2020

Finnish equipment vendor wins important strategic deal with one of the planet's most exciting greenfield players.

SKT joins forces with Samsung, HPE, Intel on 5G NFV
News Analysis | 9/10/2020

Collaboration aimed at easing pain of multi-vendor NFV integration and to speed up time to market for 5G-based services.

Heavy Reading's Gabriel Brown on O-RAN's progress and the challenges of SA 5G
LRTV Interviews | 9/10/2020

Heavy Reading's Gabriel Brown discusses how O-RAN is gathering momentum in 5G networks and why that matters. He also weighs in on operator moves to embrace standalone 5G, and what's holding some of them back.

Inmarsat sees in-flight broadband take off
News Analysis | 9/9/2020

Inmarsat CEO Rupert Pearce boasts of record data traffic volumes over the European Aviation Network, a joint venture with Deutsche Telekom.

STC set to revise Vodafone Egypt offer – reports
News Analysis | 9/8/2020

Saudi Telecom Company said to be in discussions to reduce its $2.39 billion offer for Vodafone Group's 55% stake, potentially scuppering eight months of talks.

Facing US sanctions, Huawei sells more stock to employees
News Analysis | 9/7/2020

As US trade sanctions bite, Huawei has decided to raise money by selling shares to employees.

Telefónica continues cyber shopping spree with iHackLabs
News Analysis | 9/7/2020

Telefónica makes a second cybersecurity acquisition, eyeing the 300,000 unfilled cybersecurity expert vacancies in the EU by 2022.

Will the US cable industry supercharge open RAN?
DanoVision | 9/3/2020

Comcast, Charter and Cox collectively spent more than $1 billion on wireless spectrum. Will they choose the safe buildout path, or will they risk an open RAN strategy?

Arianespace launch gives small satellite market a lift
News Analysis | 9/3/2020

France's Arianespace delivered 53 small satellites into orbit, including an experimental broadband platform for Facebook.

Taming the tech giants
News Analysis | 9/3/2020

Responding to unresolved issues around abuse of market power, authorities are creating new rules to control Facebook, Google and other tech behemoths.

Avengers Assemble: Team Microsoft takes on deepfake videos
News Analysis | 9/2/2020

Microsoft's Video Authenticator flags fake news clips and lets news outlets and political campaigns watermark content to prove authenticity ahead of US elections.

Google says advertisers will pay digital services tax
News Analysis | 9/2/2020

Google and other tech firms will pass on European countries' new digital taxes to advertisers and developers, as telcos worry about double-taxation

Virtually unstoppable: Zoom revenues quadruple thanks to COVID-19
News Analysis | 9/1/2020

Videoconferencing platform Zoom announces runaway second-quarter earnings, with revenue up 355%, though tech's biggest firms aim to chase its success.

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