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Australian operators pay A$648M for mmWave spectrum

Telstra was the biggest buyer, spending A$276.6 million to acquire the maximum of 1000MHz, covering major cities and key regional areas.

Former ZTE labor union chief faces 20 years in jail

51-year-old He Xuemei found guilty of illegally fundraising a mind-boggling $385 million.

Questions cloud America's next big midband spectrum auction

The FCC is preparing to auction the 3.45GHz-3.55GHz spectrum band for 5G. But operators are worried that the US military might hang on to more of that spectrum than it initially indicated.

Intel feels data center squeeze as competition grows

The chipmaking giant's latest numbers reveal a big sales drop at its second-largest division.

Pandemic adds new wrinkles and complexities to cable network capacity planning

New CommScope data provides a fresh view into the traffic demands driven by the pandemic, particularly in the upstream. But the pandemic will also alter the way cable ops plan to stay ahead of the capacity curve.

Podcast: MyBundle.TV coaches viewers on cutting the pay-TV cord

CEO Jason Cohen examines drivers behind the cord-cutting trend, and shares why many viewers are still holding out with traditional pay-TV services.

Eurobites: UK spy chief says Huaweigate is just the start of it

Also in today's EMEA regional rollout: Ericsson, ATU tackle spectrum issues in Africa; UK's mobile minnows put big fish to shame; Proximus' 5G innovation platform is up and running.

WiCipedia: Climate tech needs more women on its team

This week in our WiC roundup: Women's role in climate tech; how Black women are affected by AI; Women in Tech's monumental pandemic growth; and more.

Automation in the 5G core

SPONSORED: Heavy Reading's 'Cloud-Native 5G Core Operator Survey' explores the adoption and implementation of 5G core infrastructure and services automation.

Telia’s turnaround strategy gains traction

Sweden-based group said it returned to EBITDA growth in Q1 2021, but the pandemic remains an ongoing threat.

Dish fealty to AWS risks 'vendor lock-in' and open RAN fallout

The company building America's fourth mobile network does not appear to share policymakers' concerns about the dominance of the public clouds.

Senate Republicans propose $65B for broadband

President Biden wants to spend up to $100 billion to cross the digital divide. Some members of his opposition are proposing an alternative that's not too far off.

Rakuten's Tareq Amin: Battling legacy thinking and network complexity

Tareq Amin, group chief technology officer at Rakuten Mobile, discusses his company's open RAN deployments and the evolution of a new kind of mobile network.

China Unicom reports spike in growth but costs rise too

Rising operating costs have been chipping away at the Chinese operator's profits, its latest report shows.

AT&T surprises in Q2, but wireless outlook remains murky

AT&T added 595,000 postpaid phone customers during the first quarter, far ahead of Verizon. However, AT&T's promotional efforts in the industry 'can only go so long,' according to analysts.

Podcast – The Divide: ConnectMaine's Peggy Schaffer on the 'street-by-street battle' for broadband

This week: Peggy Schaffer, executive director, ConnectMaine, on the state of broadband in Maine and why she says we need to stop giving money to the FCC.

AT&T drops another 620K pay-TV subs as HBO Max gains more ground

Meanwhile, AT&T tacked on another 235,000 fiber broadband customers, extending that total to 5.18 million.

Comcast Full Duplex DOCSIS trial pumps out 4-Gig symmetrical speeds

Powered by a new Full Duplex DOCSIS chipset from Broadcom, the successful lab trial puts Comcast, and possibly other cable operators, on the road to DOCSIS 4.0 and '10G.'

Tele2 CEO hails 'disciplined focus' in Q1

‘Baltic Sea challenger' navigates choppy pandemic waters with continued cost cutting.

Eurobites: EU tries to make AI less scary

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson wins Slovakian 5G deal; ADVA has 'best ever' Q1; Proximus turns to Velocix for content delivery.

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