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Europe's telco giants come together over open RAN

Deutsche Telekom, Orange, Telefónica and Vodafone have made a joint commitment they hope will accelerate ecosystem development.

Telstra weaponizes 5G against NBN

Telstra has thrown down the gauntlet on 5G – and NBN Co has picked it up. The operator unveiled its first 5G home service three months ago, promising to expand availability.

Cisco gets China nod for Acacia deal

Drawn-out $4.5 billion merger overcomes the final hurdle as China's antitrust regulator, the SAMR, approves merger on condition fair competition is protected.

Jio resurrects 4G feature phone, hopes to take 5G lead in 2021

India's Reliance Jio Infocomm is planning to relaunch its low-cost 4G feature phone, JioPhone, in the first half of 2021, according to media reports.

Brazil backtracks on banning Huawei from 5G – report

Trump's exit may force Bolsonaro to bow to local industry demand to allow Huawei to participate in 5G.

China Unicom appoints new president after ten-month gap

Chen Zhongyue was previously executive vice president and deputy party secretary at China Telecom.

Exiting Trump nixes Intel license to supply Huawei

With hours left in the White House, Donald Trump waves one last fist at China's Huawei, revoking licenses for Intel and other suppliers to sell to it.

Huawei booted out of Sweden's last chance 5G saloon

Supreme Administrative Court calls time on Chinese supplier's 5G hopes. Spectrum auction to start next Tuesday.

A Trump who can't tweet blacklists Xiaomi

In an eleventh-hour move, the Trump administration bans US investors from owning shares in Xiaomi and other Chinese tech companies.

5G is still a race to sell data

Operators still leaning on price to drive 5G, waiting for new apps and use cases to drive usage even in northeast Asia, with 216 million subscribers.

India's BSNL and MTNL turn profitable

The Indian operators are no longer loss-making, but that has come at a heavy cost for employees.

In a first, Hong Kong telcos cut off website under new security law

The blocking of websites by the country's service providers represents an unfortunate milestone.

Tele2 snaps up former VEON CTO Yogesh Malik

CEO presents a refreshed management team as the Swedish operator enters a critical period of its transformation phase.

Rakuten employee arrested over alleged theft of SoftBank 5G secrets

Former employee is accused of having accessed a SoftBank server and emailed technical data to himself on his last day at the company.

WhatsApp's new service terms annoy users in India

The social media firm has made changes that allow it to share more user data with parent company Facebook, provoking a backlash.

Airtel, Vodafone Idea allege 'miscalculation' of AGR dues

The Indian operators say the government has overestimated the amount they owe in licensing fees and related penalties.

Tight chip supply chain threatens smartphone recovery

The supply chain could struggle to keep pace with surging demand this year.

Trump may add Tencent to Chinese telco delisting

China Mobile, China Telecom and China Unicom Hong Kong dropped $5.6B market cap after Trump made NYSE delist them, eyeing Alibaba and Tencent next.

China uncertainty imperils Cisco's $2.6B Acacia acquisition

Acacia says China's State Administration for Market Regulation didn't approve the deal, but Cisco claims the agency has provided signoff for its purchase of Acacia.

China tried to punish EU nations for Huawei bans – report

In another sign that 2021 may not be so different from 2020, Huawei is already dominating the news cycle.

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