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Satellites may be the secret ingredient to Charlie Ergen's 5G recipe

Billionaire Charlie Ergen is the majority shareholder of two companies with far-reaching 5G ambitions. Will they combine forces and bring 5G to the world?

DoCoMo and NEC tackle RIC for open RAN

The two Japanese giants announce a further extension of their ongoing open RAN collaboration.

HPE expands GreenLake, introduces Lighthouse, unveils Microsoft partnership

Hewlett Packard Enterprise bombards press with slew of announcements on first day of HPE Discover event.

New CableLabs specs to drive access network optionality

Flexible Mac Architecture (FMA) will give operators the ability to stick with HFC and upgrade to DOCSIS 4.0, or pull fiber all the way to the home, and make those decisions on a granular, market-driven basis.

MWC's big story is still the cloud cheerleader replacing Ericsson

Bidding to be the Elon Musk of telecom, Danielle Royston has hijacked this year's shindig and made it all about the cloud.

Videon lands cash, hires CEO, as it looks to scale up live streaming biz

Videon, a company whose heritage extends back to early HDTV tuners, DVD-ROM upgrade kits and the original Google TV gizmo, has raised its first-ever round of funding to fuel an ambitious growth plan.

Eurobites: Belgium's Proximus takes it to the bank

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica is booking hotel rooms at MWC; Nokia wants bodies in the office; BT in talks with News UK over future of TV sport offering.

Ericsson lets Intel inside as midband 5G gets cloudy

The Swedish equipment maker will run baseband software on x86 processors supplied by Intel in a sign of RAN upheaval.

Are Globalstar, Anterix, NextNav and Ligado ushering in a new era of 5G?

As the dust settles on the FCC's blockbuster C-band spectrum auction for 5G, investors appear to be turning to other potential sources of spectrum once thought unusable or uninteresting.

Cox heads to the edge

Cable op launches Cox Edge, an edge cloud computing service with global aspirations focused on a range of low-latency apps and services that can be offered in and out of Cox's traditional network footprint.

Dish's 5G core takes another step forward

For Dish Network, the Nokia 5G core in the AWS public cloud will support 'near zero-touch automation' and the ability to offer service level agreements to customers.

Samsung opts out of India's PLI for telecom gear – report

Samsung was a major beneficiary of the PLI for mobile device manufacturing, but it's decided not to make additional investment.

Light Reading Recap: Week of June 18

Last week's highlights included Viavi's ongoing pursuit of a merger with Exfo, Rakuten's open RAN plan to reveal what it's really paying for telecom gear, and we briefly ponder why Nokia would roll out the red carpet for open RAN developers in Dallas.

Huawei loses its day in court against the FCC

A US appeals court throws out Huawei's complaint against the FCC, though there's more to keep its lawyers busy in Canada, Poland, the UK and Sweden.

Axiata, Telenor seal Malaysian merger deal

Deal to merge Celcom and Digi is said to be worth $15 billion.

US is winning the Pacific cable wars

The US may be struggling to persuade the world to ban Huawei gear from 5G networks, but it's a clear winner in the Pacific subsea cable wars.

AT&T, T-Mobile don't want to reveal signal strength data

AT&T and T-Mobile balked at requests for their 'heat maps.' Such data would help to show their network signal strength data in the same way as the number of bars of service on a customer's phone does.

Intel's top researcher wants 6G to focus on network resiliency

Network resiliency is a difficult thing to achieve because wireless networks are typically spread across large geographies so there are many points where the network can fail.

Eurobites: Virgin Media O2 sees upside in upload for UK businesses

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Incari touts new 'European operating system'; Orange branding guys totally smash it; Proximus downsizes in Brussels.

Accelleran adds a Belgian flavor to open RAN

The Antwerp-based startup emerges from stealth mode with a new 5G product just as operators call for local alternatives to Asian and US providers.

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