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Satellites poised to join 5G network topology

Satellites to date have been viewed as a last-resort option for 5G backhaul. But players ranging from OneWeb to AST SpaceMobile to Inmarsat are hoping to provide far more than that.

Harmonic gets lift from agreement with big shareholder

Agreement with Scopia Capital Management leads to some wild speculation about what it all means, but it appears that the motivations behind it are much more straightforward.

Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile kill RCS plans

The biggest wireless network operators in the US announced in 2019 that they would jointly launch RCS messaging services sometime in 2020. But it was not to be.

5.5G needs on-demand spectrum allocation: Huawei

The evolution to 5.5G will require on-demand frequency allocation and much greater network intelligence, Huawei says.

Vodafone trumpets launch of standalone 5G in Germany

German operator teams with Ericsson, Nokia, Oppo and Qualcomm to cast 5G adrift from LTE.

Comcast's enterprise IoT unit sets sail for scale

MachineQ says rollouts of LoRaWAN gateways and traffic loads are on the rise amid a deployment streamlining effort, investments in sales and marketing and a stronger link to Comcast Business.

BT, Ericsson get all Industry 4.0 with Hyperbat

UK battery manufacturer looks to 5G VR digital twin solution to boost productivity.

Tiny Montana operator voices support for open RAN

Triangle Telephone Cooperative (TTC) is based in Central Montana and counts around 17,000 subscribers. It's considering ripping out Huawei's core and replacing it with open RAN equipment.

Roku freshens up device lineup, OS

Roku is rolling out a new entry-level, $39.99 4K player, a premium voice remote and new soundbar/streaming combo, along with a mix of new features in updated OS for streaming players and Roku TVs.

Xilinx and Mavenir hail massive MIMO breakthrough for open RAN

The companies promise a 64T64R radio unit competitive with the best from traditional players by late 2021.

Eurobites: Use smaller vendors for 5G, UK government tells industry

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson drives private network for automotive testbed; Openreach invests £100 million in Northern Ireland; Three UK hires new CTO.

AXON emerges on fixed access scene with $27M in funding

AXON Networks says it delivers an AI-driven, analytics-based orchestration platform, the AXON AnyNet Orchestrator, in addition to high-speed routers utilizing the latest Wi-Fi technologies.

Verizon kicks off C-band spending splurge

Verizon inked cell tower deals with Crown Castle and SBA Communications, but some analysts believe Verizon will need to add more towers to its network to meet its coverage goals.

T-Mobile blasts Dish 'misinformation campaign' about 3G CDMA shut off

Dish Network has said T-Mobile's CDMA shutdown plans raise 'significant competition and public interest concerns.' But T-Mobile issued a blistering retort to Dish: 'Go do your job.'

Comcast makes waves in open source

Two projects originally created by Comcast engineers – Kuberhealthy and Trickster – are the first from the operator to be accepted as 'Sandbox' projects by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF).

Microsoft gets Nuanced in $19.7B voice-rec buy

Microsoft sees cloud services boost its net income by a yearly 33%, up to $15.5 billion, as the Redmond tech giant now cocks an eye at telcos.

Biden's broadband plan ends era of 'hands-off' regulation

Big telecom has driven the industry, with light-touch regulation – not just in the US but across the OECD and much of the developing world. Until now.

AT&T, Samsung, others to meet with Biden over chip shortages

A number of tech companies, including those in the telecom industry, are scheduled to meet with the Biden administration Monday to discuss the effects of the global chipset shortage.

Apple pursuing Apple TV-HomePod combo – report

Product integrations alongside a broader refresh would be an obvious catch-up move against the likes of Amazon, Google and even Roku.

Neuralink plays mind games with a monkey

Elon Musk's brain-machine interface tech firm shows a macaque monkey playing 'mind-pong' with the aid of an implanted wireless chip.

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