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Apple: It's the End of the SIM as We Know It
Morris Lore  | 
9/13/2018  |  6 comments
The days of prying open the back of your phone and fiddling around with tweezers may be coming to an end. But what would the end of the physical SIM mean for the average telco?
Dope, Booze, Vitriol & Fraud: Tesla's Car Crash Week
Morris Lore  | 
9/7/2018  |  2 comments
Elon Musk finds himself at the center of a storm engulfing the high-tech carmaker, whose shares have taken a battering.
Unicom, Telecom Merger: A 5G Bull in a China Shop
Morris Lore  | 
9/5/2018  |  1 comment
While still unconfirmed, Chinese government plans to merge the country's number two and three mobile operators would be regrettable.
Telecom Jargonosaurus Part 2: Financial Confusion
Morris Lore  | 
8/21/2018  |  1 comment
Earnings reports and presentations have acquired a language of their own as companies try to put some gloss on their performance.
China Telecom Beats Rivals but Gets Lost in Translation
Morris Lore  | 
8/20/2018  |  Post a comment
China Telecom says it is outperforming China Mobile in the mobile market, but it falls well behind on intelligibility.
A Whirling Dervish of Telecom Gibberish
Morris Lore  | 
8/17/2018  |  2 comments
Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdogan is a worthy opponent of US President Donald Trump.
Should Orange Buy Vivendi?
Morris Lore  | 
8/14/2018  |  1 comment
As aggregators pile into the market, old-fashioned convergence runs out of steam and US firms eye European assets, a French move reminiscent of AT&T's Time Warner deal could be in the cards.
America Is Losing the 5G Race, Says Deloitte
Morris Lore  | 
8/7/2018  |  10 comments
While US operators are good at talking about 5G, the Chinese are doing are much better job of preparing their country for the potentially game-changing technology, according to compelling new research.
Apple's $1 Trillion Luxury Prison
Morris Lore  | 
8/3/2018  |  5 comments
The iPhone maker has become the world's first public company with a $1 trillion valuation, but is it really justified?
Your Broadband Sucks, Telecom Italia CEO Tells UK
Morris Lore  | 
7/25/2018  |  Post a comment
Italy beats the UK hands down on food and culture, but does it offer a better broadband experience as well?
UK Bumpkins Told Not to Expect Fiber in Their Lifetimes
Morris Lore  | 
7/23/2018  |  Post a comment
A UK government plan aims for all-fiber nationwide coverage when many of today's citizens will either be dead or living on Mars.
Europe's Telecom Sector Is Not Perfect, but It's Less Rotten Than America's
Morris Lore  | 
7/17/2018  |  3 comments
The standard narrative that heavy-handed regulation is undermining Europe's telecom sector is a myth that needs busting.
Telecom Jargonosaurus Part 1: Repeat Offenders
Morris Lore  | 
7/13/2018  |  11 comments
Welcome to the inaugural edition of Light Reading's jargonosaurus, in which we take aim at some of the worst language abuses in the telecom sector.
Pinpricks & Big Sticks: An Anatomy of Telco & Tech Fines
Morris Lore  | 
7/12/2018  |  Post a comment
Fines against telecom and technology companies rarely seem effective.
AT&T's Stankey Serves Up a Stinker at HBO
Morris Lore  | 
7/10/2018  |  8 comments
Telco wades into successful content business and tells award-winning staff to get their act together.
The US 5G 'Lead' Over Europe Is Bluster
Morris Lore  | 
7/6/2018  |  6 comments
Industry concern that Europe has already fallen behind the US in 5G seems massively overblown.
Fat Cats Get Fatter as Jobs Go to the Dogs
Morris Lore  | 
6/28/2018  |  1 comment
In pampering their leaders, while ordinary workers face unemployment or pay stagnation, telcos are fueling concern about the growing wealth gap and emergence of an economic elite.
5G Still More Like Rocket Fuel Than a Mission to Mars
Morris Lore  | 
6/21/2018  |  2 comments
5G has been touted as the most transformative mobile 'G' ever. At the moment, it looks like more of the same.
ZTE Is Still in the Danger Zone
Morris Lore  | 
6/15/2018  |  Post a comment
Investors look panicky despite plans for a new line of credit and management changes. It is little wonder.
BT's Next CEO: The Candidates
Morris Lore  | 
6/11/2018  |  3 comments
Who are the frontrunners to succeed Gavin Patterson as boss of the UK telecom incumbent?
BT Waves Goodbye to Gorgeous Gavin
Morris Lore  | 
6/8/2018  |  3 comments
The UK's biggest operator realizes its CEO is not the right man for the job days after it was revealed it have given him a £1.3 billion bonus last year.
BT's Patterson Gets Tasty CEO Bonus as Troops Suffer
Morris Lore  | 
5/25/2018  |  5 comments
BT's CEO gets a $1.7 million bonus after lurching from one cock-up to another in the recent fiscal year.
BT's Patterson May Be Running Out of Time
Morris Lore  | 
5/10/2018  |  3 comments
Talk of digital transformation and investment in higher-speed networks fails to impress shareholders after the UK operator unveils plans for 13,000 job cuts.
T-Mobile, Sprint Combo Could Threaten German Digitization
Morris Lore  | 
5/2/2018  |  3 comments
If a merger between T-Mobile and Sprint falls short of its targets, it could add to the pressure on Deutsche Telekom in Germany.
T-Mobile & Sprint: Marriage Made in Hell
Morris Lore  | 
4/30/2018  |  13 comments
Consumers, industry employees and equipment vendors must all hope that regulators block a T-Mobile merger with Sprint.
US Ban on Huawei Would Trigger Turmoil in Telecom Industry
Morris Lore  | 
4/27/2018  |  10 comments
US authorities were said this week to be investigating Huawei for violating sanctions against Iran. Treating it like ZTE would trigger turmoil.
UK Dinosaurs Decide AI Does Not Threaten Extinction
Morris Lore  | 
4/17/2018  |  Post a comment
UK authorities are not even considering the possibility that artificial intelligence could lead to mass unemployment. That is deeply worrying.
Facebook: The Sick Man of Silicon Valley
Morris Lore  | 
3/27/2018  |  9 comments
The Cambridge Analytica scandal caps a bad period for the social network. Bouncing back will not be straightforward.
How Long Before We Hit Peak MWC?
Morris Lore  | 
2/23/2018  |  5 comments
Mobile World Congress remains the must-attend event in the telecom industry, even as concern grows about its sprawl and spin.
Trump's 5G Plan Is Not as Bonkers as They Say
Morris Lore  | 
1/30/2018  |  7 comments
Trump's 5G plan is an 'outdated' piece of government theorizing, say reports. But might he have stumbled onto something?
Net Neutrality Moves Are as Futile as Trump's Comb-Over
Morris Lore  | 
1/18/2018  |  8 comments
What do Brexit, Trump's hair and net neutrality have in common?
MWC 2018 Threatens to Be 5G New Radio Bore
Morris Lore  | 
1/10/2018  |  18 comments
Let's hope that cloudification, network slicing and core network transformation top the agenda at MWC 2018, and not the dreary issue of 5G new radio.
Altice Shifts From M&A to European Recovery
Morris Lore  | 
1/9/2018  |  Post a comment
Altice hopes a just-announced US spin-off will help it double down on its underperforming core European operations.
Automation's Advocates in Downsizing Denial
Morris Lore  | 
1/5/2018  |  Post a comment
It is time the industry faced up to the upheaval that automation will create.
BT's Bogeyman: A Soccer-Mad Amazon
Morris Lore  | 
12/4/2017  |  2 comments
A shimmy into the UK's soccer market by Amazon could hasten the need for a strategy rethink at BT.
Net Neutrality Is Not a Rational Debate
Morris Lore  | 
12/4/2017  |  15 comments
Irrational scaremongering about net neutrality is rife, and the real problems are being ignored.
UK Govt Finds More Pocket Change for 5G
Morris Lore  | 
11/22/2017  |  Post a comment
The UK government shows once again how clueless it is when it comes to the 21st century.
Let's Talk About 5G Efficiency, Not Wacky Services
Morris Lore  | 
11/21/2017  |  20 comments
While vendors continue touting 5G as an opportunity to provide new revenue-generating services, operators are increasingly focused on it as an efficiency tool.
What Next for DT After T-Mobile, Sprint Bust-Up?
Morris Lore  | 
11/6/2017  |  Post a comment
Deutsche Telekom's US strategy will be under scrutiny now that plans to merge T-Mobile with Sprint have again fallen through.
'Brutal' Automation & the Looming Workforce Cull
Morris Lore  | 
10/18/2017  |  10 comments
As telcos try to emulate their Internet rivals, the industry looks set to set lose many of its current employees.
Tribalism Is Rife in Telecom, Too
Morris Lore  | 
10/13/2017  |  6 comments
The last thing the shrinking communications networking industry would seem to need is more working groups or associations, yet new ones are sprouting.
Overpriced & Underwhelming, Apple's New iPhone Lacks X Factor
Morris Lore  | 
9/13/2017  |  12 comments
In terms of innovation, Apple's latest device is not exactly a garbage-fueled flying car.
The Automation Taboo: Let's Talk About Jobs
Morris Lore  | 
8/24/2017  |  42 comments
For telcos, automation puts an awkward spotlight on employee value. Investors will be watching.
Hot Air: UK 5G Spectrum Dispute
Morris Lore  | 
8/21/2017  |  2 comments
A spectrum dispute between BT and 3 seems unlikely to hinder the UK's digital competitiveness in the 5G era.
Bagel Downloads & Virtual Cappuccinos
Morris Lore  | 
6/26/2017  |  4 comments
The obsession with being a software company is getting out of hand.
How Much Will 5G Cost? No One Has a Clue
Morris Lore  | 
6/15/2017  |  3 comments
Operators want 5G and they want it now, but they don't know how much it will cost or whether it will make them any money.
NB-IoT Gets Insecurity Complex
Morris Lore  | 
6/6/2017  |  4 comments
Reactions to reports of NB-IoT's difficulties betray some insecurity about the prospects for the LPWA technology.
T-Mobile's 2020 Plan Piles Pressure on Europe's 5G Players
Morris Lore  | 
5/9/2017  |  1 comment
T-Mobile's ambitious scheme appears to extend America's 5G lead over Europe, but is it all just bluster?
Could LTE-M Torpedo NB-IoT?
Morris Lore  | 
5/2/2017  |  4 comments
The biggest challenge to NB-IoT might come from another 3GPP standard that vendors are positioning as a 'complementary' technology.
Nokia Gives 5G Hype a Good Dousing
Morris Lore  | 
4/19/2017  |  1 comment
New 5G study findings from the Finnish vendor could unintentionally fuel doubts about the 5G business case.
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