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5G Rush Has Tripped Up the Industry
Morris Lore  | 
6/11/2019  |  Post a comment
After approving plans to fast-track 5G, the industry has faced interoperability problems, spectrum constraints and 5G apathy. What was it all for?
Can Huawei Survive Trump?
Morris Lore  | 
5/20/2019  |  Post a comment
The Chinese vendor's survival as an international force is now at stake following the latest moves by the US administration and tech companies.
5G Car Crash Looms for Telecom Industry
Morris Lore  | 
5/16/2019  |  3 comments
Failure to transform their businesses, highlighted at this week's Digital Transformation World event in Nice, is fast catching up with the telcos.
Is Nokia Losing the 5G Race?
Morris Lore  | 
5/7/2019  |  3 comments
The Finnish vendor's 5G-related difficulties and weak performance have unsettled investors, but Ericsson and Huawei also have questions to answer.
What Disney, Telcos & China's Social Credit System Have in Common
Morris Lore  | 
5/2/2019  |  2 comments
Big data is guiding your everyday decisions and the decisions that affect your life. It's no wonder that governments and corporations want in.
Huawei 5G Bans Highlight Network Confusion
Morris Lore  | 
4/29/2019  |  Post a comment
Muddled thinking about the core and the edge is shaping government policy toward Huawei in some parts of the world.
Faulty Towers? Orange Rubbishes Germany's 5G DIY Scheme
Morris Lore  | 
4/18/2019  |  Post a comment
Some German companies want to build their own 5G networks instead of relying on telcos. Good luck with that, says France's Orange.
Ready Player Stadia: Google's Gaming Platform a Scary Prospect for Telcos
Morris Lore  | 
3/21/2019  |  9 comments
Google's new gaming platform could usher in a new age of cloud gaming, with ramifications for parents and telcos worldwide.
Huawei Stew Hits Boiling Point
Morris Lore  | 
3/13/2019  |  1 comment
The dispute over the controversial Chinese equipment maker has reached a dangerous new stage.
US 'Miles Behind' China & UK on 5G, Says Vodafone UK's CTO
Morris Lore  | 
3/8/2019  |  1 comment
US claims to 5G leadership are nothing more than marketing flimflam, according to Vodafone UK's chief technology officer.
5G Is Here… Or It Was, Briefly, in Barca
Morris Lore  | 
3/1/2019  |  2 comments
After much grunting and heaving, the industry gives birth to 5G at this year's MWC. It may be some time before it grows up.
US-China Tech War Looms at MWC Barcelona
Morris Lore  | 
2/22/2019  |  Post a comment
The interventions by Donald Trump and Newt Gingrich in recent days show just how much will be at stake in Barcelona next week.
The No-Deal Brexit Threat to Huawei
Morris Lore  | 
2/19/2019  |  Post a comment
Why a no-deal Brexit that sees the UK crash out of the European Union could spell trouble for the Chinese equipment vendor.
MWC 5G-Gasm Risks Missing the Big Telecom Issues
Morris Lore  | 
2/11/2019  |  2 comments
Nearly upon us once again, MWC in isolation provides a distorting view of the telecom industry and its challenges.
Huawei's Ills Don't Guarantee Good Times for Ericsson, Nokia
Morris Lore  | 
1/29/2019  |  Post a comment
A US-led campaign against the world's biggest equipment maker does not mean Ericsson and Nokia are destined for success.
Huawei Controversy Pits Spooks Against CSPs
Morris Lore  | 
1/28/2019  |  3 comments
Vodafone's CEO wants a more high-level debate about the security implications of using Huawei's equipment. In the current climate, he may have his work cut out for him.
Huawei Founder Fails to Put Minds at Rest
Morris Lore  | 
1/16/2019  |  Post a comment
Ren Zhengfei's answers to questions during a rare meeting with reporters will not silence Huawei's critics.
5G Stuck in Slow Lane Beyond Consumer Biz
Morris Lore  | 
1/15/2019  |  4 comments
The next-generation mobile technology was supposed to be about new enterprise services opportunities. But where are they?
BT Looks More Bloated Than Ever
Morris Lore  | 
1/8/2019  |  Post a comment
Despite announcing plans for 13,000 layoffs last May, the UK operator is now bigger than ever, and it generates far less in per-employee revenues than most of its regional peers.
iPhone Upset Leads to Apple Crumble
Morris Lore  | 
1/3/2019  |  Post a comment
Mix exorbitant prices with underwhelming gadgets and a dose of Chinese nationalism, and then sit back and watch a trillion-dollar company tank.
Have Devices Overtaken Networks as Huawei's Biggest Unit?
Morris Lore  | 
1/2/2019  |  1 comment
Figures released by the Chinese equipment giant suggest it is becoming increasingly reliant on its gadget-making consumer division for sales growth.
DT, Orange Prove Europe Remains Hostage to US, Chinese Tech
Morris Lore  | 
12/17/2018  |  3 comments
Two of Europe's biggest operators are desperate to wean Europeans off US and Chinese technology, but they are uncomfortably reliant on it themselves.
South Korea's 5G Lead May Bring Industrial Advantage
Morris Lore  | 
12/3/2018  |  Post a comment
All three mobile operators in South Korea have now launched 5G networks, and their focus is on the business rather than the consumer market.
Europe's Telcos Fret as Walls Close In On Huawei
Morris Lore  | 
11/30/2018  |  Post a comment
The tightening of restrictions on China's biggest network equipment maker could deal a major blow to its European customers.
IoT Boom Won't Pay Off for Mobile Operators
Morris Lore  | 
11/28/2018  |  3 comments
Ericsson's latest mobility report is a wake-up call for anyone who thinks cellular IoT connectivity will fuel sales growth for telcos.
BT Needs a Kick in the Ducts
Morris Lore  | 
11/12/2018  |  1 comment
The legal separation of BT and Openreach is a farce.
You Suck, Ofcom CTO Tells WiFi Industry
Morris Lore  | 
11/1/2018  |  10 comments
Mansoor Hanif turns up to one of the WiFi industry's big events and tells attendees why cellular is so much better.
Is IBM Overpaying for Red Hat?
Morris Lore  | 
10/29/2018  |  1 comment
Big Blue is paying a staggering premium for a company that trades in open source software.
Have We Reached Peak Ericsson?
Morris Lore  | 
10/24/2018  |  Post a comment
Ericsson looks in better shape than it has been for years, but the good times might not last.
Terragraph: A WiMax in Facebook Clothing?
Morris Lore  | 
10/18/2018  |  1 comment
Facebook's Terragraph technology may have a hard time against 5G in the markets it hopes to address.
NFV Struggles With Its Six-Year Itch
Morris Lore  | 
10/10/2018  |  4 comments
Anyone attending this year's SDN NFV World Congress in The Hague could be forgiven for thinking it was a re-run of last year's show.
Huawei, ZTE Charm Offensive Just Got Harder
Morris Lore  | 
10/8/2018  |  Post a comment
A report from Bloomberg, alleging China infiltrated servers used by the US government, could spell further trouble for Huawei and ZTE.
Wind Tre: The New Weakling of Italian Mobile
Morris Lore  | 
10/4/2018  |  2 comments
The merger between 3 and Wind was supposed to create an Italian mobile heavyweight. But after Italy's 5G auction this week, that company is on the ropes.
Where Is the Elon Musk of Telecom?
Morris Lore  | 
10/3/2018  |  7 comments
Telecom operators need leaders with the visionary flair of Elon Musk, but attracting them is easier said than done.
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  |  1 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.
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