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Eurobites: You don't need Huawei for 5G, US diplomat tells Europe
News Analysis | 2/20/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ooredoo improves the customer experience with Nokia; BICS connects up exoskeletons; ADVA hints at coronavirus-linked trouble ahead.

Bruce McClelland resurfaces as CEO of Ribbon Communications
News Analysis | 2/19/2020

Former Arris and CommScope exec comes aboard following recent departure of former Ribbon CEO Fritz Hobbs and Ribbon's merger with ECI.

Coronavirus cuts into 5G standards work
News Analysis | 2/19/2020

The 3GPP – the association charged with developing 5G technology standards – has canceled its face-to-face meetings in the first quarter due to coronavirus concerns.

Dish to spend up to $500M on 5G network build in 2020
News Analysis | 2/19/2020

Most of that cash will be spent on RF planning and site permitting. 'There's not a lot to build this year,' Dish Chairman Charlie Ergen says.

Deutsche Telekom CEO warns coronavirus is hitting networks supply chain
News Analysis | 2/19/2020

The German operator's boss warns of possible disruption caused by the disease while pushing for tougher penalties in Germany if foreign vendors breach security rules.

Eurobites: Italy's Inwit offers rivals access to towers to allay antitrust concerns
News Analysis | 2/19/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia to buy silicon photonics firm; Vodafone gets into smart surveillance; Orange teams up with Ekinops and Dell for uCPE.

Opposition to Sprint, T-Mobile merger begins to evaporate
News Analysis | 2/18/2020

The New York attorney general said she would no longer oppose the Sprint and T-Mobile merger in court. The deal is likely to close on April 1.

Common Networks guns for a gig
News Analysis | 2/18/2020

Wireless ISP says its new Peregrine-branded rooftop hardware, equipped with 802.11ay technology, will enable it to deliver faster speeds over 60GHz links.

Vodafone thwarted in bid to influence 5G roadmap
News Analysis | 2/18/2020

The operator's latest attempt to influence the development of the 5G standard appears to have failed, and there remains little sign of enthusiasm for open RAN among traditional vendors.

Will MWC ever be the same again?
Morris Lore | 2/18/2020

Concerns about health, climate change and business value raise stark questions about the future of the giant trade show.

Now you can buy a 5G private wireless network with just one click
News Analysis | 2/18/2020

Federated Wireless is selling private wireless networking options on the marketplace listings of both Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure. The goal is to simplify the sales process.

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.

US weighs tighter export controls to check Huawei – report
News Analysis | 2/18/2020

The Trump administration is planning new rules to prevent the Chinese vendor from accessing critical components.

Eurobites: Three chooses CityFibre for backhaul beyond London
News Analysis | 2/18/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange collaborates with Telxius on Google's subsea project; Ericsson and Audi test URLLC; BT gets flexible on TV.

Vodafone's never-ending Indian agony
News Analysis | 2/18/2020

India's telecom market could revert to the duopoly that used to exist back in the 1990s.

Ericsson counts cost of coronavirus
News Analysis | 2/17/2020

Swedish equipment vendor ramped up production in Europe to cope with Chinese factory closures but is still assessing impact of canceling MWC.

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.

Thai 5G auction raises $3B as Singapore bids close
News Analysis | 2/17/2020

The 5G bidding frenzy is starting in some important Asian markets.

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.

Under the smartphone hood
LRTV Interviews | 2/17/2020

In a video interview recorded before the cancellation of Mobile World Congress 2020, Omdia principal analyst Tom Hackenberg takes a look at smartphone subsystems and the introduction of artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities to system-on-chip (SoC) products.

Pentagon drops opposition to Huawei sales restrictions – reports
News Analysis | 2/14/2020

Multiple media reports have said that the Defense Department has dropped its opposition to stricter export rules that would make it tougher to sell to Huawei.

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.

Sprint cuts the price of 5G
News Analysis | 2/14/2020

Sprint is now including 5G access across all three of its unlimited plans. The offering had previously been restricted to Sprint's most expensive unlimited plan.

Australian court clears way for $10B Vodafone-TPG merger
News Analysis | 2/14/2020

Australia's top court has overruled its regulator and cleared the way for a merger between the mobile and cable operators.

Most Americans know about 5G and some might pay extra for it
News Analysis | 2/14/2020

A new survey indicates a willingness among Americans to pay more for 5G connections.

Eurobites: Iliad chooses Nokia for 5G rollout in France, Italy
News Analysis | 2/14/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Three struts its 5G stuff on London catwalks; Virgin Media's Q4; Telekom Slovenije and Iskratel target Industry 4.0.

Huawei accused of 'racketeering' in latest US attack
News Analysis | 2/14/2020

Chinese vendor stole intellectual property from six US technology companies and used this for commercial advantage, alleges the Department of Justice.

5G, private networks fuel new enterprise service options
LRTV Interviews | 2/14/2020

In a video interview recorded before the cancellation of Mobile World Congress 2020, Omdia's enterprise services chief analyst, Camille Mendler, says 5G and private network opportunities are among the trends highlighting new business services opportunities for telcos.

Verizon doubles down on mmWave 5G with new 60-city deployment goal
News Analysis | 2/13/2020

Verizon plans to double the number of cities where it operates an mmWave 5G network, countering concerns that the operator might back away from the daunting task of building a widespread mmWave 5G offering.

Eurobites: Ericsson Claims mmWave 5G Data Transfer Record
News Analysis | 2/13/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Africa & Middle East gives Orange a lift in Q4; Deutsche Telekom and Vodafone share networks in gray spots; new faces at Ofcom.

DT wants to renegotiate T-Mobile, Sprint deal – report
News Analysis | 2/13/2020

German parent of T-Mobile is reportedly pushing for a lower price because of the deterioration in Sprint's performance since the deal was first mooted.

SoftBank's Son is losing his shine
News Analysis | 2/12/2020

Losses at the Japanese billionaire's Vision Fund raise questions about his entire investment strategy.

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: Omdia Analyst Highlights Hot IoT Trends
LRTV Interviews | 2/12/2020

Omdia analyst Alexandra Rehak identifies the key trends that will dominate IoT discussions during Mobile World Congress, including enabling technologies such as 5G and LPWAN, adjacent technologies such as blockchain, data enablement tools such as analytics and AI and verticalization.

Coronavirus to hit China 5G rollout, fiber supply
News Analysis | 2/12/2020

The outbreak of coronavirus looks set to have an impact on 5G and fiber rollout in China.

Now Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone quit this year's MWC
News Analysis | 2/12/2020

They think it's all over...

Nokia, VEON and BT quit MWC, odds shorten on event's cancellation
News Analysis | 2/12/2020

If it goes ahead, this year's MWC will now lack two of the world's three biggest mobile equipment vendors, while another major operator also decides not to attend.

Light Reading's editors join MWC exodus
News Analysis | 2/12/2020

It will be easier and more efficient to report on the industry's developments without traveling to Barcelona.

Eurobites: Telekom Austria turns a corner
News Analysis | 2/12/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telenor Sweden gets industrial with Ericsson; OBS wants all of systems integrator B&D; Vodafone makes the case for in-car telematics.

Rakuten joins AT&T, DoCoMo and Sprint in quitting MWC
News Analysis | 2/12/2020

Japanese e-commerce giant and emerging mobile operator is only the fourth high-profile service provider to announce its withdrawal from MWC due to coronavirus concerns.

Samsung intros first phones that will support all flavors of 5G
News Analysis | 2/11/2020

Samsung unveiled its S20 brand, which will be released on March 6.

Sprint/T-Mobile merger: The six big things that should happen next
News Analysis | 2/11/2020

A judge's decision this week cleared the way for Sprint and T-Mobile to close their merger by April. But what needs to happen between now and then for the companies to consummate their transaction?

Comcast, Charter promise 5G services, but remain silent on pricing
News Analysis | 2/11/2020

Charter and Comcast plan to join Verizon, their MVNO partner, in offering 5G phones. However, it's unclear whether the cable companies will join Verizon in charging extra for the service.

What they're saying: Reactions to T-Mobile/Sprint merger
News Analysis | 2/11/2020

A judge's approval of the proposed merger of Sprint and T-Mobile elicited plenty of discussion among supporters, opponents and analysts about how the transaction might affect the wider market.

C-Band plan good for both wireless firms and satellite operators, says FCC's O'Rielly
News Analysis | 2/11/2020

FCC Commissioner Michael O'Rielly believes satellite firms are happy with the proposed relocation payments and will clear the C-Band quickly.

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.

Eurobites: KKR sells Deutsche Glasfaser for €2.8B
News Analysis | 2/11/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Liberty Global rolls out Plume's 'intelligent WiFi;' EE offers free BritBox trial; German lawmakers aren't ruling out Huawei.

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.

Inseego working on CommScope partnership for private LTE networks
News Analysis | 2/11/2020

Inseego is working to partner with CommScope on 3.5GHz equipment for sale to enterprises. The situation yet again highlights interest in the market for private wireless LTE networks.

Coronavirus has left the GSMA reeling
Morris Lore | 2/11/2020

The outbreak of the deadly disease has led to calls for the cancellation of this year's MWC as major exhibitors continue to withdraw.

MWC2020: Why 5G and live sports is a winning combination
LRTV Interviews | 2/11/2020

Ahead of Mobile World Congress, Omdia analyst Maria Rua Aguete discusses the key trends in the media and entertainment market, including the potential for mobile operators to generate new revenues from 5G-based live sports services and partnerships between the media giants and the telcos.

IT'S OVER: T-Mobile, Sprint merger approved – reports
News Analysis | 2/10/2020

The judge overseeing a lawsuit challenging the merger will side with the companies, according to the New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, removing the last major roadblock to the deal.

Ericsson pushes private wireless networking product toward AT&T
News Analysis | 2/10/2020

Ericsson's 'Industry Connect' product is targeted at the private wireless networking space, and the infrastructure giant appears keen to rope AT&T into the effort.

Sluggish lowband 5G from AT&T, T-Mobile raises the question: Why bother?
News Analysis | 2/10/2020

Signals Research Group conducted extensive tests of the lowband 5G from AT&T and T-Mobile finding that 'LTE network performance was at least as good as if not better than 5G NR.'

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.

NTT DoCoMo becomes first major telco to quit MWC exhibition
News Analysis | 2/10/2020

Japanese operator is the first Tier 1 operator to officially cancel its exhibition at this year's show because of concern about coronavirus.

Eurobites: China's ambassadors go out to bat for Huawei in Europe
News Analysis | 2/10/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia lands Orange Slovenkso gig; UK's Premier League mulls 'route one' approach to soccer streaming; big week in EU-versus-Google saga.

MWC2020: Hot trends in telco IoT
LRTV Interviews | 2/10/2020

Pablo Tomasi, senior analyst at Omdia, outlines the hot trends in telco IoT that he expects to talk about at MWC, including industrial IoT, private networks and more.

MWC still happening but with more restrictions and fewer participants
News Analysis | 2/10/2020

World's biggest telecom trade show is in peril as more exhibitors pull out and organizers impose restrictions on visitors from China.

MWC2020: Omdia analyst highlights Barcelona's smarts
LRTV Documentaries | 2/10/2020

Ahead of Mobile World Congress, Omdia's associate director, Liz Cruz, says the smart city of Barcelona is an apt location for a show that's about 5G, IoT, AI and edge computing.

T-Mobile, Verizon dogged by worries over DSS in 5G
News Analysis | 2/7/2020

T-Mobile CTO Ray noted that the technology eats away at the capacity of shared radio.

AT&T CEO says US government investment into Nokia, Ericsson is a bad idea
News Analysis | 2/7/2020

AT&T's CEO rejected suggestions from the US attorney general that the US purchases a controlling interest in Nokia or Ericsson. Instead, the executive said software innovation could blunt the rise of China's Huawei.

Ericsson shareholder urges firm to explore sale to US – report
News Analysis | 2/7/2020

Nordic equipment makers receive a boost during Friday-afternoon trading after a US official proposes buying one of the companies.

South Korean Telcos Still Waiting for 5G Benefits
News Analysis | 2/7/2020

KT and SKT have witnessed declines in profitability after pumping money into their new 5G businesses this year.

Local Officials Take on the Feds in Battle Over 5G Small Cells
News Analysis | 2/7/2020

Dozens of cities and city representatives are challenging FCC regulations intended to speed up the rollout of small cells for 5G. They argue such rules are unfair to taxpayers.

Eurobites: Trump Blows His Top at Boris Over Huawei – Report
News Analysis | 2/7/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom tells Nokia to shape up; Orange to spend €1.5 billion on retraining exercise; Cellnex boosts coverage at Etihad Stadium.

Meet My Small Cell
DanoVision | 2/7/2020

Small cells are rolling out in neighborhoods all over the US. I decided to go find mine.

T-Mobile to Expand 5G Footprint in 2020
News Analysis | 2/6/2020

But execs don't have much new to say about the proposed Sprint merger.

Satellite Firms Unimpressed With Pai's $9.7B Pitch for C-Band Spectrum
News Analysis | 2/6/2020

Several Canadian and European satellite companies aren't yet sure if they want to accept $9.7 billion to quickly free up valuable midband spectrum for 5G.

Attorney General Barr: The US, Allies Should Take Nokia or Ericsson Stake for 5G
News Analysis | 2/6/2020

White House officials have reportedly discussed incentives for US private equity firms to buy stakes in Ericsson or Nokia for 5G. But there appears to be discord among Trump's appointees.

KT's 5G Splurge Hits Profits in 2019
News Analysis | 2/6/2020

Results for 2019 show impact of South Korean telco's commitment to 5G, as the number of its 5G subscribers reaches 1.4 million.

MWC2020: All Roads Lead to Cloud Gaming
LRTV Interviews | 2/6/2020

George Jijiashvili, senior analyst at Omdia, explains why cloud gaming and esports will be hot topics in Barcelona.

Nokia Sees Light at End of 5G Tunnel
News Analysis | 2/6/2020

The Finnish equipment maker hailed good progress on cost cutting and is slowly building up its stock of more profitable 5G products.

Huawei Back in Court With Patent Suit Against Verizon
News Analysis | 2/6/2020

The Chinese vendor has gone on the attack against Verizon, claiming the US service provider violated its intellectual property.

US Politicos Take 5G Bandwagon Down Dangerous Path
Shades of Ray | 2/5/2020

We don't need no bifurcation…

Amid Layoffs, Xilinx Warns of Pause in 5G Activities
News Analysis | 2/5/2020

Xilinx sells chips for 5G basestations, and had grand ambitions for its sales in the space. But last week the company announced layoffs and a 'pause' in 5G buildouts.

FCC Chairman Hunts for Magic Number in C-Band
News Analysis | 2/5/2020

C-Band incumbents reportedly want at least $12 billion to release the band for 5G, but the FCC's chairman is only expected to give them up to $9 billion. How will Ajit Pai split that difference?

Vodafone, DT Hold New 5G Network-Sharing Talks in Germany
News Analysis | 2/5/2020

The German operators are in discussions about a new scheme that could help them to meet some tough coverage obligations.

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.

How Badly Will Coronavirus Hurt MWC?
News Analysis | 2/5/2020

With exhibitors pulling out and cities under lockdown, this year's MWC could see a fall in attendee numbers, despite what its organizer says.

Eurobites: Proximus Floats Private 5G Network Concept at Port of Antwerp
News Analysis | 2/5/2020

Connected tugboats ahoy! Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson upgrades in Albania; Amdocs does the double in Spain; Liberty Global transfers staff to Infosys.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Brexit, Huawei & O-RAN
LRTV Documentaries | 2/5/2020

Jamie and Scott are joined by super-sub Ray in a pod recorded on Brexit day. Party poppers were not provided.

Vodafone Ditches Huawei's Core Products in Europe at €200M Cost
News Analysis | 2/5/2020

Service provider took the decision to replace the Chinese vendor after regulators warned operators off using 'high-risk vendors' in sensitive parts of the network.

Life on the Edge: AT&T Customers Explore Use Cases for Edge Computing
News Analysis | 2/5/2020

A top AT&T exec dives into exactly how the operator is selling edge computing to enterprises, and what it means by premises-based and network edge compute.

Apple Moving Deeper Into UWB Technology?
News Analysis | 2/4/2020

With a major Apple supplier buying a UWB chipmaker, and possible new location tags from Apple itself, the vendor might be moving deeper into UWB location tech.

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.

5G & 400GE to Boost SP Router Market – Report
News Analysis | 2/4/2020

Dell'Oro Group suggests telecoms and cloud operators will spend more than $75 billion on IP gear in the next five years.

Elon Musk: Carriers 'Greedy' in Quest for 5G Spectrum
News Analysis | 2/4/2020

Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk weighed in on the debate around spectrum for 5G. But his position is likely linked to his view as chief executive for both Tesla and SpaceX.

Drones, 5G, Video: China's Digital Virus Response
News Analysis | 2/4/2020

The Chinese authorities are seeking to use communications technology to counter the spread of, and threat from, the coronavirus.

Eurobites: Three Loses Two as Execs Depart
News Analysis | 2/4/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UK government knocks heads together on shared rural network; network performance surveys ahoy; Ericsson and Nokia expose themselves.

A 6G Arms Race May Define the 2020s
Morris Lore | 2/4/2020

With the telecom industry facing balkanization, the development of a global 6G standard might never happen.

What's Next for CBRS?
News Analysis | 2/4/2020

Federated Wireless CEO Iyad Tarazi fills us in on the future for CBRS now that the spectrum has reached the commercial deployment phase.

Verizon, T-Mobile Butt Heads at Super Bowl
News Analysis | 2/3/2020

Verizon and T-Mobile took their 5G squabble to the Super Bowl this weekend, with each attempting to out-snark the other.

Vodafone Boasts Dynamic 5G Breakthrough
News Analysis | 2/3/2020

Operator says it has successfully tested dynamic spectrum sharing, a technique that can help bring 5G services to market quicker through improved coverage.

Rural Broadband: Japan Eyes 5G, While Oz Seeks More NBN Cash
News Analysis | 2/3/2020

Asian governments are plotting different paths to solve the problem of rural broadband funding.

Eurobites: MWC Organizer Plays Down Coronavirus Threat
News Analysis | 2/3/2020

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Altice makes moves in Israel; Italy fines operators for billing collusion; Belgian regulator proposes temporary spectrum licenses.

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.

5G Now Carrying 21% of All Mobile Traffic in South Korea
News Analysis | 1/31/2020

According to figures from South Korea's telecoms regulator, 5G in the country is taking off. But there are some unique reasons for that, and South Korea's 5G efforts may soon be eclipsed.

Verizon's Network Strategy for the Super Bowl Includes 4G, 5G and... WiFi?
News Analysis | 1/31/2020

Verizon's customers at this weekend's Super Bowl will be automatically connected to the venue's WiFi network – noteworthy considering Verizon's emphasis on its 4G and 5G offerings.

Charter to Add 5G to the Menu in Q1, Will 'Likely' Be a Participant in CBRS Auction
News Analysis | 1/31/2020

Charter hauls in 288,000 Spectrum Mobile lines in Q4, extending its total past 1 million. Cable op also lost 101,000 video subs and added 339,000 broadband customers in the period.

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