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Ericsson, Huawei & Nokia's 5G 'wins' are no big deal
Morris Lore | 2/24/2020

The world's mobile network equipment makers continue to make a fuss about information that is a red herring.

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.

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.

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.

UK opportunity knocks for Ericsson and Nokia
Morris Lore | 1/31/2020

The Nordic equipment makers look poised to win additional business in the UK after the government imposed tough new restrictions on Chinese vendors.

Open RAN Won't Stop China, Dotards
Morris Lore | 1/30/2020

US policymakers see open RAN as a way of defeating China in 5G. There's just one problem…

Pompeo Goads UK on Eve of Big Huawei Decision
Morris Lore | 1/27/2020

A decision about Huawei's involvement in the UK's market could be the most difficult its prime minister has ever had to make.

Big questions ducked in Huawei CFO extradition case
Morris Lore | 1/22/2020

Meng Wanzhou's defense rests mainly on the fact that Canada is on relatively good terms with Iran.

Data tsunami is environmental disaster in the making
Morris Lore | 1/17/2020

Some of the world's biggest tech companies are jumping on the green bandwagon, but their efforts are unlikely to be enough.

UK PM is right: Where is Huawei alternative?
Morris Lore | 1/15/2020

Boris Johnson raises an important question about the structure of the telecom industry as the UK comes under Chinese and US pressure over its imminent decision on whether to ban Huawei from Britain's 5G market.

Telecom Turns Lukewarm on Media Ownership
Morris Lore | 1/10/2020

Interest in buying media and TV companies soured in 2019, according to a Light Reading survey, but it still looks better than banking.

2019: The Year Telecom Went Doolally About 5G
Morris Lore | 12/10/2019

2019 will be remembered in telecom as the year when 5G arrived and industry hype went into overdrive.

Telcos Let FAANGs Into the Edge at Their Peril
Morris Lore | 12/9/2019

Given the relative loss of value in the telecom industry, the recent edge deals involving AWS are risky moves for the operators involved.

Telefónica's €2B growth plan fails to excite
Morris Lore | 11/28/2019

In its latest round of restructuring, the Spanish operator is setting up a Tech business with ambitious targets. Investors may feel they have been here before.

Ericsson Hurls NB-IoT & Cat-M Into Spotlight & Lets Them Sweat
Morris Lore | 11/26/2019

Like any doting parent, the Swedish equipment giant is expecting a lot from the NB-IoT and Cat-M technologies it helped to spawn.

Labour Expects Average British Broadband Worker to Live on $5K a Year
Morris Lore | 11/20/2019

UK Labour Party comrades Jeremy Corbyn and John McDonnell seem to have forgotten that telecom staff need paying.

Labour's UK Broadband Plan Would Make Lenin Proud
Morris Lore | 11/15/2019

Jeremy Corbyn and John McDonnell have cooked up a broadband scheme that could form a modern-day appendix to The Communist Manifesto.

Like Deadpool, ZTE is hideously disfigured but alive
Morris Lore | 10/22/2019

The Chinese equipment vendor has lost 20% of staff and is smaller than it was four years ago, but it keeps on going.

China's Rigged Telecom Market Keeps Nordic Firms in Huawei's Shadow
Morris Lore | 10/22/2019

Ericsson and Nokia remain extras on the set of China's mobile infrastructure drama, and Huawei's starring role supports its overseas ambitions.

From X to Zzzzz: Apple's iPhone 11 faces an uphill struggle
Morris Lore | 9/10/2019

The gadget company's latest device seems unlikely to reinvigorate iPhone sales amid consumer apathy and growing competition.

Trump is losing the European war against Huawei
Morris Lore | 9/9/2019

US efforts to have the controversial Chinese vendor banned from Europe's 5G networks are failing.

When Is 5G Not 5G? When It's Not 100MHz, Says Three
Morris Lore | 8/20/2019

An advertising fracas over what counts as 5G draws attention to the industry's shortcomings.

US Component Makers Should Plan for Life Without Huawei
Morris Lore | 8/19/2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Governments are trying to contain a global pandemic of the smartphone undead.

Why Deutsche Telekom Could Exit Romania
Morris Lore | 7/5/2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A US-led campaign against the world's biggest equipment maker does not mean Ericsson and Nokia are destined for success.

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