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China Tower net up 17%, NBN halves EBITDA loss

Two state-owned infrastructure specialists results – China Tower and Australia’s NBN Co are – reaping the benefit of 5G rollout.

Rakuten is still defying the open RAN critics

The latest update, including details of a plan to speed up network rollout, may silence some of the Japanese firm's naysayers.

Vodafone Idea risks entering India's graveyard of telcos

Years of consolidation have left India with just three private-sector telcos. An unfavorable court ruling could finish another one off.

Sweeping China bans could mean heavy costs for US firms

Apple and Qualcomm face soaring costs as Trump's war on China ratchets up bans on social platforms TikTok and WeChat, as part of the Clean Network strategy.

Twitter steps forward as TikTok suitor, reports say

Microsoft is still said to be the frontrunner to buy the short-form video social media platform, as TikTok threatens legal action over Trump's US ban.

LG Uplus defies gloom to hike earnings 53%

Subs growth and lower costs lift South Korean operator LG Uplus net 53%, while larger rival KT saw lower revenues and a mixed bag thanks to coronavirus.

Crisis? What Crisis? PLDT steers solid H1 course

Unlike many operators in other parts of the world, the Philippine telco has not been derailed by COVID-19.

It looks like Trump is beating Huawei

Infinera's outgoing CEO described the situation as a 'once-in-a-lifetime opportunity' for companies that compete against the Chinese vendor.

Three UK serves up a first-half shocker

Customer losses and rising costs blight financials for the first six months of the year amid questions about IT transformation and Huawei replacement.

SKT grows operating income 11% thanks to media, commerce units

Forget 5G: media and commerce are making the gains for Asian operators right now.

Sickly VEON laid low by coronavirus

Perceptions it lags rivals in the important Russian market had already led to a loss of market share. Then the pandemic struck.

Trump lays out 'Clean Network' agenda against China

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo outlined the government's new 'Clean Network' effort that targets everything from Chinese apps to undersea cables.

Leading Lights 2020 Finalists: Private Wireless Networks Strategy

Five companies – Boingo Wireless, Celona, Federated Wireless, Mavenir and Nokia – made the cut in the Most Innovative Private Wireless Networks Strategy.

Huawei's inventory buildup may have peaked

NeoPhotonics expects revenues from Huawei to decline from 50% of its total to much lower levels, a development the company said indicates that the Chinese vendor has met its inventory stockpile goal.

SK Telecom and Microsoft to launch Xbox 5G cloud gaming

SK Telecom and Microsoft will launch the Xbox cloud gaming streaming service in South Korea in September, the only Asian country joining the global launch.

Hands off Arm, Nvidia

The sale of the UK's only major technology player in the open RAN ecosystem would hardly support efforts to rekindle the domestic telecom supply chain.

Nokia bags 5G deal with Taiwan's Asia Pacific Telecom

Finnish telecoms vendor to provide Taiwan operator APT with non-standalone and standalone 5G RAN and core in latest Taiwanese network deal.

Leading Lights 2020 Finalists: Most Innovative Cable/Video Product or Service

Five companies – Amdocs, CommScope, Promptlink, Synamedia and ZTE – made the cut in the Most Innovative Cable/Video Product or Service category.

Charlie Vogt heads back to the future

As the new CEO of Dasan Zhone, Vogt returns to his telecom roots as the supplier seeks to expand in North America.

Has Nokia stopped the 5G rot?

The Finnish equipment vendor may have turned an important corner at a very opportune geopolitical moment.

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