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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Morris Lore | 8/17/2018 | 2 comments
Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdogan is a worthy opponent of US President Donald Trump.
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.
Morris Lore | 8/7/2018 | 11 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.
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?
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?
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.
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.
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.
Morris Lore | 7/12/2018 | 1 comment
Fines against telecom and technology companies rarely seem effective.
Morris Lore | 7/10/2018 | 8 comments
Telco wades into successful content business and tells award-winning staff to get their act together.
Morris Lore | 7/6/2018 | 2 comments
Industry concern that Europe has already fallen behind the US in 5G seems massively overblown.
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.
Morris Lore | 6/21/2018 | 3 comments
5G has been touted as the most transformative mobile 'G' ever. At the moment, it looks like more of the same.
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.
Morris Lore | 6/11/2018 | 3 comments
Who are the frontrunners to succeed Gavin Patterson as boss of the UK telecom incumbent?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Morris Lore | 1/18/2018 | 8 comments
What do Brexit, Trump's hair and net neutrality have in common?
Morris Lore | 1/10/2018 | 69 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.
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.
Morris Lore | 1/5/2018 | Post a comment
It is time the industry faced up to the upheaval that automation will create.
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.
Morris Lore | 12/4/2017 | 15 comments
Irrational scaremongering about net neutrality is rife, and the real problems are being ignored.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Morris Lore | 9/13/2017 | 12 comments
In terms of innovation, Apple's latest device is not exactly a garbage-fueled flying car.
Morris Lore | 8/24/2017 | 42 comments
For telcos, automation puts an awkward spotlight on employee value. Investors will be watching.
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.
Morris Lore | 6/26/2017 | 4 comments
The obsession with being a software company is getting out of hand.
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.
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.
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?
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