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MWC Barcelona poll: Most say they'll stay away

Our unscientific reader poll shows that nearly 7 in 10 folks who attended #MWC19 will not likely turn up for #MWC21.

WhatsApp continues to defy India over data-sharing rules

Messaging giant WhatsApp's controversial policy, which allows user data to be shared with parent company Facebook and others, is in the spotlight again.

3GPP Chair Wanshi Chen on creating 5G standards during a pandemic

Chen, who works for Qualcomm, was named the chairman of the 3GPP RAN Plenary in March and oversees the development of 5G standards for the physical layer of the radio interface.

Telefónica Q1 shows signs of improvement

Spanish giant claims full-year 'stabilization' target on track as COVID-19 impact diminishes; continues to chip away at huge debt pile.

Facebook to test 5G small cells at Menlo Park HQ

Facebook's newest midband spectrum tests hint at its desire for 'self-organizing network (SON) features in a 5G over-the-air setup operating in a small cell configuration.'

Pre Olympics, SoftBank's profit a new Japan record

Bouncing back from a 2019 loss and splash as the Nasdaq Whale, SoftBank Group rides IPOs to profits that are a Japanese record. But can it continue?

Podcast: Stanford's Nick McKeown on his SDN legacy and 5G security

Stanford University's Nick McKeown, recipient of the 2021 IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medal, joins the podcast to discuss a career milestone and a very forward-looking 5G project that involves (hopefully not) crashing drones on purpose.

Eurobites: Zain hit by COVID-19 and currency devaluations in Q1

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica sells off four more data centers; A1 Digital offers container orchestration; Dixons Carphone pays 'living wage.'

Double checking: Are you going to MWC Barcelona?

We're still getting mixed messages about #MWC2021. The pandemic's grip is loosening in several places, but is it enough to bring the telecom world to Barcelona? Take our survey and let us know.

China reins in big tech as Telecom Law makes a comeback

China has fallen out of love with tech giants and is seeking new ways to punish them.

Facebook's Workplace boosted by home-working trend

The social network's business communication product hits 7 million paid subscribers, but it is still a minnow compared to Teams.

Discord jilts Microsoft for Sony instead

Microsoft's $12 billion takeover offer for the popular video game chat service Discord has been denied.

Harmonic grapples with supply chain constraints

Expected short-term issue is driving up costs and lowering margins for cable access gear, but not enough to alter Harmonic's revenue forecast for 2021.

Now open: The 2021 Light Reading Leading Lights awards

Our entry page is live and we're now accepting your nominations for outstanding achievements in communications across 26 categories, including the Light Reading Hall of Fame.

Verizon, T-Mobile outline their open RAN fears

'Open RAN is not ready for full commercial deployment for several reasons,' T-Mobile argued. 'For example, methods must be developed for implementing regulatory mandates, like 911.'

EU regulator Vestager: Apple's App Store is anticompetitive

Apple's App Store breaches EU competition law, says EU antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager. But will it just start charging for downloads instead?

American Tower: Edge computing worth 'billions of dollars annually'

'We intend to explore global joint ventures or partnerships to effectively leverage these inherent opportunities,' said American Tower's CEO.

Ergen hazy on Dish-AWS deal financials, 5G buildout costs

Dish Network plans to run its 5G network in Amazon's public cloud, but the details surrounding the companies' partnership remain somewhat fuzzy.

Facebook's revenue up 48%, but will iOS 14.5 bite?

Facebook's Q1 revenue soared 22% to $21.47 billion, 98.7% of it from advertisements, but the social media giant hopes AR will help eventually build some non-ad revenue, too.

The Leading Lights returns in 2021

Light Reading's flagship awards program has more categories and more chances to celebrate – online and in person. We're accepting entries beginning May 3.

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