The standalone software business of the Finnish vendor was a high-flyer in the first quarter. Despite coronavirus, it is confident of earnings growth this year.
A Canadian startup that thinks it can someday do supply chain logistics better than Amazon has partnered with Microsoft for a private LTE network with edge compute for IoT applications.
The disruptive wild child of the networks sector meets the established order represented by the GSMA as the two groups announce a partnership.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: TalkTalk Business makes changes at the top; COVID-19 brings a new CEO to Beyond.pl; more data consumption doesn't spell environmental disaster, finds GSMA.
EU court ruling to annul EC decision to block O2-Three UK merger comes a little late for Hutchison, but could have implications for future mergers.
AT&T is meeting its CAF-II obligations with LTE fixed wireless technology. Further, AT&T's Igal Elbaz said a broader fixed wireless buildout is 'on the roadmap.' But he wouldn't provide details.
Zylinium Research will develop an AI-based spectrum sharing system alongside the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research (PAWR) Project in Salt Lake City.
Growing evidence points to a major new agreement between Verizon and Walmart that involves the retailer using Verizon's 5G and edge computing services for a variety of retail offerings.
There are growing indications that Chinese mobile network operators are looking to expand their 5G offerings into mmWave spectrum, a development that could supercharge the mmWave 5G industry.
The latest US sanctions have brought China's biggest equipment maker to its knees. Even if it collapses, China will be hard to impede.
The group posted income of S$1.08 billion (US$760 million) on 5% lower revenue of S$16.54 billion ($11.66 billion).
Kaiser Permanente wants to trial a private wireless LTE network working in 3.5GHz CBRS spectrum for patient monitoring and critical communications.
The employment contract for T-Mobile's longtime CFO Braxton Carter ends in July. According to a new report, CEO Mike Sievert is close to hiring a replacement.
SES and Intelsat have agreed to the FCC's C-Band plans, a development that brings critical midband spectrum for 5G one step closer to US wireless network operators.
Different spectrum vehicles partly explain why 5G operators are traveling at varying speeds (but there's more to 5G race-performance than a nifty acceleration pedal).
The Russian service provider has lowered guidance for the fiscal year but hopes the coronavirus pandemic could spur the transition to digital services.
All three South Korean telcos – SK Telecom, KT and LG Uplus – are making a play for HCN, a unit of Hyundai Department Store.
Bare metal automation specialist Packet, now part of Equinix, says software talent will add value to the network edge.
The Swedish equipment maker remains on the outside of a group promoting a technology that forms part of the US attack on China's Huawei.
This week the newly Spotifyed podders ponder the politics of 5G and 6G, among other hot topics.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ekinops lands 10G deal; ARM launches new chip to boost Android processing power; COVID-19 strikes Nokia plant in Tamil Nadu.
Verizon, China Mobile and Deutsche Telekom are among the 5G operators rallying around a new batch of virtual and augmented reality devices that could eventually boost their service revenues.
Nokia is touting new 400G products following its acquisition of Elenion Technologies, but some argue competitors including Infinera, Ciena, Cisco and Juniper Networks beat it to the party.
SmarTone has unveiled its 5G service in Hong Kong, eight weeks behind competitors, claiming to offer the 'widest' indoor and outdoor coverage.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: 5G fanfare in the Nordics; Orange Money adds channels; AWS gives its blessing to Telefónica's cybersecurity arm.
Three of Sweden's four mobile network operators vie for market leadership as they signal commercial 5G networks launches.
China's biggest maker of network equipment and smartphones is seeking new chip suppliers as the latest US sanctions loom.
The Chinese equipment vendor faces a complete exclusion from the UK's 5G market, according to mainstream press reports.
Bankers reportedly are set to put the heat on AT&T to spin out its struggling DirecTV unit as AT&T company grapples with a big debt load and critical 5G commitments.
Heineken CEO Jean-Francois Van Boxmeer to replace Gerard Kleisterlee in November 2020.
There's no silver bullet solution for smart cities projects, so cable ops are utilizing a variety of technologies, including LoRaWAN, cellular, Wi-Fi and narrowband-IoT, to support those efforts.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Northern Ireland turns away from the UK's COVID-19 app; 5G fails to capture the imagination; Openreach tweaks product terms as office lock-out continues.
The huge gap between subscriber totals and number of devices sold shows that, for all the hype, China's 5G is still a game of giveaways.
Also, it happened on a Tuesday (which would reinforce the alliteration in the headline) but I decided that thing was totally tiring.
Pearson shares his forecast for when standalone 5G will emerge and the potential barriers to commercial deployment.
India will auction spectrum later this year, but it is not including 5G airwaves in the sale.
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T-Mobile's 'Connecting Heroes' offers free service to all US public and nonprofit state and local fire, police and EMS departments. But there are plenty of caveats.
New partnership with China Broadcasting Network Corporation (CBN) for joint 5G build gives China Mobile access to valuable 700MHz band.
South Korean behemoth starts work on sixth domestic foundry to bolster chip-manufacturing capacity using advanced sub-5nm process technology.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: top BT execs do the decent thing; TIM, Google collaborate on cloud services; Colt appoints new CEO.
One of the premier US telecom standards organizations is now pushing for a new public-private partnership to ensure the US 'will be at the forefront of 6G development and deployment.'
The Indian operator has been under pressure ever since archrival Jio entered the market, but its latest figures are cause for some optimism.
T-Mobile said it scored a 1Gbit/s speed test on its 5G network in New York City – and that transmission didn't even use two of the three 'layers' in T-Mobile's promised 5G 'layer cake.'
AT&T said it will comply with the National Advertising Review Board and will discontinue its '5G Evolution' adverting. But its '5GE' icon will stay.
As ZTE parades its 6G colors, Huawei's defense of global standards may serve only to hasten their demise.
Commissioner Brendan Carr says proposal to remove the 'overhang of legacy media regulations' sets stage for 'Broadcast Internet' services that ride on ATSC 3.0 to deliver 25 Mbit/s data streams.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia boasts 5G world record; Etisalat loses CEO; Altice pays off debts; Angola awards fourth license.
Irish operator reports 1% dip in Q3 revenue but EBITDA rises by 5% in the same period.
The FCC reversed course and now will allow fixed wireless providers, including those using 5G, to get government money for 1Gbit/s services. But the agency clearly has doubts that's possible.
Apple's deal for NextVR, a company that produces live and on-demand VR content, emerges amid a report that the company is nearing the introduction of augmented reality specs under the Apple Glass brand.
Ligado promises to 'create a new kind of network,' but the company still faces political and vocal opposition from the likes of Defense Secretary Mark Esper and 'Miracle on the Hudson' pilot 'Sully' Sullenberger.
UPS has been testing drone operations, but the company's appearance at the Wireless Infrastructure Association's Connect (X) trade show could indicate the company's interest in 4G and 5G connections.
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Shares in Italy's biggest phone company have tumbled after another round of customer losses and more divestment activity.
Light Reading's Iain Morris and Phil Harvey discuss this latest move in the US vs. Huawei, and Morris reports on Huawei's initial reaction, what we should expect next and how this could ricochet and affect Apple and others.
Huawei offered an incomplete Q1 picture and declined to give revenue guidance as it reels from the COVID-19 crisis and new US restrictions.
Although both AT&T and Verizon are part of the Open RAN Policy Coalition, T-Mobile is not. That's noteworthy considering T-Mobile is embarking on a major new 5G network buildout effort.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange gets into AI; Telia sells TV rights; Iliad seeks damages from Telecom Italia.
Fully 115,000 of Verizon's employees worked from home during nationwide quarantine orders. Now, the operator is charting a course for some – but not all – of those employees to return to the office.
A report from the US Department of Homeland Security warns that the myth tying 5G with the coronavirus has already prompted arson and physical attacks against cell towers in several US states.
The latest US attack follows efforts by several European operators to cut their dependence on Huawei and poses the biggest threat so far to the Chinese vendor.
Comcast said its 5G will be available for no extra charge on its $45 unlimited and 'by the gig' plans. Charter, meantime, only offers 5G on its unlimited plan.
Operator provides route for Oppo to sell 4G and 5G smartphones in seven Vodafone markets in the initial phase.
We're a plane riddled with bullet holes, says senior executive, after US authorities prepared to slap new restrictions on the company.
Facebook's investment in Jio could trigger a new wave of digital disruption in one of the world's biggest markets.
Research firm maintains overall RAN growth outlook for 2020, despite COVID-19 uncertainty.
Cable providers like Comcast and Charter have already outstripped AT&T and Verizon in terms of quarterly postpaid mobile customer additions. What they do next could cement their mobile ambitions.
Arsonists in New Zealand have carried out 14 attacks on cell towers in the past six weeks alone, causing damage and disruption at a time when people are relying on connectivity the most.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telia does remote healthcare monitoring with Capio; media network home run for Net Insight; 5G not imminent in Africa.
Japanese disruptor's plans are dealt a blow by the virus, but a spokesperson insists there will be minimal impact on business performance.
Intelsat is one of the primary users of C-Band spectrum, which the FCC wants to auction for 5G. Now the company's future is in the hands of a bankruptcy judge.
Although Metaswitch reported revenues of just $180 million in 2019, the company is viewed as a knowledgeable vendor of deep networking services, which signals Microsoft's ambitions in the space.
The German telecom incumbent has cut about 4,000 jobs from its payroll this year so far as it continues to pursue greater efficiency.
The Internet equipment giant is suffering as supply chains are disrupted and business customers cancel projects.
COVID-19 sent Gogo's business into a tailspin, but the company still plans to build its planned 5G network – for the moment at least.
China's 5G dominance is causing some experts to blather about the possibilities for 6G, but the country's leadership in this space is brittle.
But speed is not king when it comes to video experience.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange announces new subsea project; Bouygues' first quarter dinged by COVID-19; Germany's approach to coronavirus contact tracing.
But cable operator remains bullish on how 5G can be applied to other applications and portions of the market.
Teutonic giant maintains outlook for €800 million in earnings growth this year, describing itself as an 'anchor of stability.'
Swiss operator reports revenue growth for the first quarter of 2020 and said business remains robust, but coronavirus effects were evident in March and the outlook is less certain than before.
Invoking the International Emergency Economic Powers Act, President Trump is moving to extend a block on US business with China's Huawei until next year.
In what some analysts describe as a 'fatal flaw,' an FCC extension of a program designed to prevent network operators from canceling customers' service during the pandemic is driving certain ISPs to seek money from Congress.
In addition to 'bread-and-butter' activity, the pandemic has likewise 'generated a huge amount of effort' at the Commission, Ajit Pai says during NAB Digital Express keynote.
Instead of staging a live conference in London next month as previously planned, Light Reading will now run a free, digital event over two afternoons in mid-June because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The world's most exciting network operator wants service providers in other markets to buy its cloud.
Verizon plans to eventually expand its 5G Home service to 30 million US households, while T-Mobile is targeting 10 million households by 2024. And neither company is changing those plans due to the pandemic.
KT reports weak Q1 2020 results, with a 12.8% fall in net profit, a 4.7% decline in operating income and flat revenue.
The parent company of 1&1 Drillisch reports only moderate growth in operating profits, although it hails the first quarter of 2020 as a good start to the year.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telia Norway switches on 5G in Oslo; Nokia teams up with Microsoft on data center OS; UK broadband networks standing up to COVID-19, says Ofcom.
T-Mobile is working to build a 5G network spanning roughly 85,000 macro cell sites, and is already upgrading some sites at the rate of 1,000 towers a month.
Verizon's Hans Vestberg wants to take 5G nationwide, just in time for a 5G iPhone in the fall. But he's working to lower expectations for nationwide 5G working in lowband spectrum.
Cutting opex and goosing performance are driving forces for FTTP upgrades, but Altice USA believes the move will also enable it to lean more heavily on its HFC network to backhaul wireless traffic.
Although Rogers launched 5G in a few select locations earlier this year, BCE said that its planned 5G launch has been postponed while Canadians deal with the pandemic.
This week the beer-soaked Brits have a rummage around in their own backyard.
Nick Read says his company has the 'right formula' for success in a market where broadband wholesale partners are available and TV is heading online.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: KCOM owner looks to break up the business; Ekinops secures first customer for OTN switch; ADVA braces for quantum attacks.
Despite a retail slowdown, Ericsson says that COVID-19 has accelerated the growth of 5G and that the company will eclipse its previous target of 100 million 5G subs this year.
UK-based operator is looking to protect margins and profitability with sales under pressure in the new normal of COVID-19.