Various Big Tech companies – but no telecom operators – club together to promote an interoperable, open and standards-based metaverse.
Europe's weirdest nation raises euro 1.2 billion from its long-delayed spectrum auction and throws yet more competitors into the mix.
Despite fears of a 'digital' imbalance between fiber haves and have-nots, a surge of private-sector investment has been welcome.
Does edge computing decentralization make sense? What form should it take? What role is left for network operators? The telecom industry is still seeking answers.
Several suppliers have now expanded their product offerings in a development that calls open RAN logic into question.
Despite shareholder unhappiness with the UK operator's recent performance, CEO compensation rose 17% last year, its annual report shows.
Another big investment round will net billions for governments and equipment vendors, while forcing operators to dig deep.
The US software vendor looks tarnished by its association with investor Charles Koch, whose business has been criticized for continuing to operate in Russia.
The publication of pay ratios shines the light on the disparity between Europe and the US when it comes to CEO compensation.
The loss-making social media platform risks turning into an echo chamber of similar voices after an Elon Musk takeover.
The European satellite company stands accused of distributing Putin's propaganda to millions of Russians. Meanwhile, Europe is adopting Russian tactics.
The board of the social media company has accepted a $44 billion offer by Elon Musk, whose move could have dramatic consequences.
The operator turned in a disappointing performance in Germany's fixed-line broadband market last year, with IT problems partly to blame.
As prices rise and TV loses some of its lockdown appeal, households are reassessing how many streaming platforms they can afford.
The Tesla founder's commitment to free speech is a worry for the investor community.
If today's tech billionaires look scary, just wait for tomorrow's crypto-enriched masters of the universe.
The Chinese vendor continues to advertise job vacancies in Russia, where its main rivals have suspended operations.
The Chinese kit vendor is morphing into an R&D specialist but may struggle to maintain spending at its current level.
The Chinese vendor is in worse shape than anyone thought before the publication of its latest annual results.
Carriers need to get out of the way if the technology is to thrive, says the operator, but it seems to be doing the opposite.
The Chinese equipment vendor's continued involvement in Russia is awkward for its biggest European customers.
The mobile industry's giant shindig was back with 61,000 visitors, even if the big news stories had nothing to do with it.
The South Korean vendor's lack of 2G or 3G network products brings open RAN difficulties for the UK operator.
John Legere, the operator's former CEO, said a merger with Sprint would be 'jobs-positive' from day one, but 5,500 roles have gone and the cuts by rivals are even bigger.
But there is cause for optimism with major exhibitors returning for the 2022 show after last year's cancellations.
The mobile industry has routinely overpromised and underdelivered on the Gs. A different model looks desirable.
Despite its bad rap in the mainstream media, the UK-based operator has outperformed other telco stocks, and its peers face most of the same challenges.
Shares in Big Tech are down since the beginning of the year as investors fret about a return to the old normal. They shouldn't.
The video-streaming firm often grouped with the Internet giants remains a one-trick pony while competition is rising.
Authorities in the UK should drop their obsession with ensuring luxury broadband services are brought to remote communities.
A $68.7 billion takeover of Activision Blizzard by the software giant promises a future deluge of network traffic.
An intended comeback by the Swedish equipment vendor bodes well for the Barcelona-based trade show.
Open interfaces will be baked into future generations of mobile technology, but that does not mean the market will be more competitive.
Amid speculation about its future ownership structure, the Italian phone incumbent has been forced to downgrade its forecasts.
The Vodafone business will lease space on towers to a company that competes directly against Vodafone Germany - go figure.
The UK incumbent's chief architect derides recent public cloud deals after the latest preview of the Internet apocalypse.
Boris Johnson's interventionist government backs away from issuing open RAN mandates after realizing the technology is far from ready.
The region's big players have written a hopeful letter asking for mergers to be approved, spectrum to be cheaper and big tech to pay up.
Vonage's relevance to 5G is questionable and shareholders will be asking if the cash would have been better spent elsewhere.
The Finnish equipment vendor rejects the charge its software works only with its own hardware and finds an ally in BT.
Policymakers appear to have ignored the earlier call for open RAN support and they would be wise to reject the latest.
US tech giants are buying the companies that telcos use to 'digitize' their core infrastructure, and the CEO of Europe's largest telco is not happy.
The Chinese vendor's fledgling cloud business remains tiny alongside industry giants and may struggle even if it can fix its hardware problems.
The ICT industry is one of the worst climate offenders on the planet and its billions of customers will ensure it remains so.
The US operator is still slashing thousands of jobs as it tries to cut about $6 billion off its expenses.
The streaming service is more popular than ever and its share price has soared, but its public-cloud arrangements carry enormous risk.
Internet companies have done operators a massive favor by serving up the apps that consumers demand, but operators still think the app developers should pay.
After the US chipmaker rules out building a fab in the UK, the government may struggle to attract other investors.
The social media giant suffers a blackout that lasts several hours and causes disruption for its customers worldwide.
The only positive thing about this case was the release of two innocent Canadians, and yet that also confirms China as the worst kind of state.
Changes made by the specifications group have satisfied the Finnish equipment vendor, but they remain unclear to the wider world.
Despite saying it would not reintroduce the fees customers pay to use their phones abroad, Three has now copied BT and Vodafone in doing just that.
The group that defines specifications for open RAN wants to be treated like a standards body, but it does not appear to meet the WTO's criteria.
Telco claims about carbon neutrality and renewables adoption should be viewed with considerable skepticism.
If the regulator's market assessment is right, it failed at its basic job of preventing the emergence of monopolies.
The reintroduction of roaming charges by BT and Vodafone is a sign of telco failure to boost revenues.
The industry is aflutter about the souped-up version of 5G, but everyone else should curb their enthusiasm.
Slumbering in the afternoon, Spaniards can rest assured they will not be called by their operators.
Despite multi-billion-dollar losses, military coups and spats with aggressive shareholders, the Norwegian operator is still enthused by markets to the east.
A bid to diversify the market for suppliers could leave Europe's 5G sector with fewer networks.
The president's resurrection of vague open Internet policies risks undermining 5G investment and defacing the industry's technology roadmap.
The GSMA deserves credit for putting on its show in such difficult circumstances, but this was an MWC the industry will want to forget.
A government with protectionist instincts seems to think open RAN could restore a local supply chain for 5G equipment.
Extricating itself from a single-supplier deal to run its core network in the public cloud could be a challenge if the relationship turns sour.
An appearance by the man behind Tesla, SpaceX and Starlink is the most exciting thing to happen at this year's show.
Europe's telecom sector attempts to show it is a good corporate citizen while having its usual moan about the unfair regulation of big tech.
The mobile chips whizz says it won't be challenging Intel in open RAN and there are few other signs of competition.
Regarding people as a problem, BT's chief network architect is determined to automate as much as he possibly can over the next decade.
UK government rules may deter thousands from attending this year's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
An unprofitable minnow temporarily paralyzes a few major organizations and knocks out a whole government website.
The UK telecom regulator is intervening in technology development to a troubling degree.
The Chinese equipment vendor's sinister plan for world software domination is unlikely to save parts of its telecom business or win friends in the US.
The trade show faces a potential existential crisis if the new normal is here to stay.
The US operators certainly lived up to their 'dumb and dumber' nicknames with forays into content and media that showed zero common sense.
A wish-list of technical requirements arrives in vendor offices, but the chances of a mass-market deployment in the next few years are remote.
Cellnex has gone from renting out space on towers to buying 5G equipment in a move that has major ramifications for service providers, equipment makers and authorities.
Italian operator's share price falls sharply after Italy's prime minister is reported to have shot down its plans to merge with Open Fiber.
The operator is entrusting more of its systems to the public cloud and will use a technology developed with Google to realize cost savings and service improvements.
The company building America's fourth mobile network does not appear to share policymakers' concerns about the dominance of the public clouds.
The British government is pushing through an 'open' agenda that will restrict operators' freedom of choice.
A government-appointed taskforce wants to interfere in the decisions that operators make about their suppliers, according to a report.
The Chinese equipment giant questions the need for 6G and even 5G technology as protectionism looms and US sanctions force a strategic shift.
The suggestion that operators would increase spending by nearly a fifth if regulators were kinder is hard to take seriously.
Wealthy homeowners in remote areas may soon be able to watch Netflix in ultra-high definition thanks to your generosity.
Operators are pleased to have paid so little after Ofcom rejected calls to scrap the familiar format, but their spectrum is all over the place.
The mother of all telecom trade shows has just unveiled details of a health-and-safety plan that will either encourage or deter attendees.
The German incumbent is weighing options for its infrastructure while the region's powerbrokers continue to advance.
Worth $370 billion in 2006, Spain's biggest telecom operator is valued at just $25 billion today.
The Italian operator's latest strategic plan is probably not going to be a major restorative for a company that seems in perpetual decline.
One study's winner is another's laggard, possibly because researchers cannot agree on what constitutes an essential patent.
Despite concern about the impact of US sanctions, the Chinese equipment giant's networks business is still going strong.
Eye-watering debts, catch-up mergers and network projects that are way off target - welcome to Liberty Global.
A parliamentary report on 5G diversification reveals a political cluelessness about 5G technology and the road ahead.
Predictably enough, the Swedish equipment vendor thinks Europe should focus on mainstream 5G. It has a point.
The private sector seems unconvinced by the case for open RAN investment. Europe's service providers think taxpayers should fill the void.
Generating profits in a busier, shrinking market for radio access network products will be difficult.
Facebook, Twitter and Amazon should not be the arbiters of free speech. And that means a repeal of telecom legislation should be a priority.
British authorities are infatuated with a technology they barely understand from either a technology or market perspective.
Towers companies may struggle to justify their lofty valuations as competition grows and the telecom sector remains under pressure.
The UK spending watchdog slams the government's gigabit record, but does anything really need to be fixed?