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When Is 5G Not 5G? When It's Not 100MHz, Says Three
Morris Lore  | 
8/20/2019  |  1 comment
An advertising fracas over what counts as 5G draws attention to the industry's shortcomings.
US Component Makers Should Plan for Life Without Huawei
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8/19/2019  |  Post a comment
Harsh weekend words from Trump and prolonged uncertainty will spur the Chinese equipment maker as it tries to become more self-reliant. Its US suppliers should plan accordingly.
Huawei Decision to Show if BoJo Is Presidential Poodle or British Bulldog
Morris Lore  | 
8/13/2019  |  Post a comment
The question of what to do about Huawei will show UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson why a no-deal Brexit is fraught with peril.
The iPhone Is Going the Way of the iPod
Morris Lore  | 
7/31/2019  |  Post a comment
For the first time in a long time, most of Apple's revenues did not come from the sale of smartphones.
T-Mobile's Jobs Pledge Smells Fishy
Morris Lore  | 
7/30/2019  |  1 comment
Deutsche Telekom's promise that a T-Mobile and Sprint merger will create jobs has attracted plenty of scepticism, but not cutting jobs could raise difficult questions.
BoJo Leadership Threatens Huawei & UK's Fiber Future
Morris Lore  | 
7/24/2019  |  Post a comment
The mischievous Boris Johnson, who becomes the UK's prime minister today, is a dilemma for the country's telecom chiefs.
Huawei Dispute Has Put Global Supply Chain at Breaking Point
Morris Lore  | 
7/16/2019  |  3 comments
With the Chinese vendor now developing alternatives to US suppliers, and Ericsson moving production closer to its customers, the telecom world order is under serious threat.
The Spectral Efficiency Twilight Zone
Morris Lore  | 
7/12/2019  |  1 comment
Operators desperately need 5G's 'spectral efficiency' to cope with a data tsunami. Just don't expect it to boost profits.
No Quick Fix for New BT, Vodafone Bosses
Morris Lore  | 
7/12/2019  |  Post a comment
Philip Jansen and Nick Read are not off to a dream start at the UK operators, and turnarounds could be a long time coming.
Attack of the Smombies, Dawn of the Wombie
Morris Lore  | 
7/8/2019  |  3 comments
Governments are trying to contain a global pandemic of the smartphone undead.
Why Deutsche Telekom Could Exit Romania
Morris Lore  | 
7/5/2019  |  Post a comment
The German operator is rumored to be in talks about selling assets in Romania. Difficult as it may be to pull off, that move could make business sense and suit its strategic objectives.
Huawei's IP Update Shows Why US Critics Are Scared
Morris Lore  | 
7/1/2019  |  2 comments
A white paper from the Chinese vendor is supposed to show Huawei respects intellectual property. It seems likely to further unnerve Huawei's critics.
Huaweigate Latest: Trump's U-Turn & Weldon's Whoopsie
Morris Lore  | 
7/1/2019  |  1 comment
Donald Trump's U-turn on Huawei proves this US president lacks any conviction and will not silence the Chinese vendor's critics.
Brexit-Bound Britain's Broadband Blues
Morris Lore  | 
6/18/2019  |  1 comment
The UK will desperately need better connectivity once it is outside the European Union, say technology leaders. Getting there is another matter.
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
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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.
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