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China operators make a play for the metaverse

Investment last year totaled 25.9 billion yuan ($4.1 billion) across 209 projects.

Tata Comms net profit up by 28% on the back of data business

Data contributed 77.3% of Tata Communications' revenue in the December 2021 quarter, while voice services contributed just 13.2%.

Eurobites: Telenor and AWS get serious on cloud services

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT signs with Rackspace; UK government doubles down on cybersecurity; Red Cross hacked.

China's telcos join race for computing supremacy

China Mobile, China Telecom and China Unicom are stepping up to support the national crusade to boost China's computing power.

Spectrum-starved Rakuten will be loss-making until 2026 – analysts

The Japanese operator is hobbled by its lack of 4G airwaves, costly roaming deal with KDDI and 5G lag, but its cost arguments stack up, according to the latest research.

Amazon edges further into operator territory with latest Sidewalk product

Amazon's new Sidewalk Bridge Pro by Ring is a targeted at businesses, municipalities, universities and public services and can connect sunlight sensors, air quality indicators and moisture sensors.

Meta leads VR race, but 2022 is AR's year to shine

Meta's loss-leader approach is rewarding it with a huge lead in headsets; in 2022, non-gaming apps will surpass gaming apps' revenue for the first time.

Microsoft opens up about AT&T's 5G core

Microsoft is taking AT&T's core and cloud technology, 'building it into Microsoft's standard hybrid cloud product, and then delivering a carrier-grade hybrid cloud solution,' wrote the company's Shawn Hakl.

In 2022, will telcos get the RCS message at last?

Between holding off business messaging apps and 5G, 2022 could finally be the year telcos embrace RCS, says Omdia's Charlotte Palfrey.

What's ahead for Asia in 2022

Chips, human rights, 6G: What's ahead for Asia this year?

5G networks will help make the metaverse real

The Consumer Technology Association's Sayon Deb said that 5G networks are a critical component of a set of new technologies that help blend our reality with virtual worlds.

Telecom in 2030: Openness with no guarantee of diversity

Open interfaces will be baked into future generations of mobile technology, but that does not mean the market will be more competitive.

Swisscom buys majority stake in Innovative Web Group

Takeover of web specialist aimed at strengthening Swiss incumbent's 'communities and associations' business area.

Huawei 2021 sales decimated by US sanctions

Chinese vendor reports a 30% drop in revenues as the US campaign finally catches up with it.

North American service providers take on the cloud, fast fiber and edge investments

Service providers in 2022 expect to deploy more midband 5G spectrum deployments, add more fiber to their networks and ramp up the battle for broadband subscribers.

Asia's 2021: Chip shortages, more trade wars and modest 5G gains

It was a year dominated by chip supply woes and the deepening US-China trade war. Also, 5G gained lots of ground but showed few signs of returns.

LEOsats, FWA and AI: What experts are saying about 2022

It's that time of the year when industry experts take a pass at telling the future.

Orchestration ogler Oracle scoops up Federos

Continuing its recent spending spree, Oracle aims to expand its applications portfolio by adding AI-optimized assurance, analytics, and automation solutions from Federos.

China Telecom cloud unit takes on new investors in $628M revamp

Cloud subsidiary Tianyi gains four state-backed investors, boosting capital base and making it the preferred secure cloud partner for military and government.

EU to funnel over €1B into 5G and cloud

Digital strand of Connecting Europe Facility aims to bridge the gap between private and public funding to boost connectivity in the EU.

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