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Boingo CEO Mike Finley: 5G innovation is starting to happen

Boingo's CEO said his company's new Las Vegas tech innovation lab will open later this year.

Charter, Verizon pledge to synchronize their 5G networks

Verizon and Charter said they hope to 'streamline voluntary coordination' among operators that use time-division duplexing systems 'to reduce risks of harmful interference and accelerate the deployment of 5G service.'

Open RAN momentum heats up in adjacent industries

US Ignite's Mari Silbey explains that testing for vendor interoperability for open RAN is a must to move the technology into broader markets.

FWA advocates 'greatly disappointed' in Newsom veto on broadband bill

California's governor vetoed a bill that would have helped wireless providers get broadband grants. But WISPA is seeking clarification on funding rules for FWA.

Mavenir raises more cash to sell 'end-to-end' systems

Mavenir scored $155 million from an existing, unnamed investor. 'For a company like us to succeed, we need to offer an end-to-end package,' explained CEO Pardeep Kohli.

Ukraine telecom commissioner appeals for more equipment

Liliia Malon highlights the country's most pressing equipment needs and encourages donors to take advantage of a new Digital Tech Hub, which makes logistics easier.

Can the new 'telecom cowboys' force themselves onto a MWC keynote stage?

Pollen Mobile, Helium and Xnet are some of the companies hoping to upend the traditional mechanics behind wireless networks. And they're helping to bring some fresh blood into an increasingly staid industry.

Vodafone's Portugal play presents some regulatory headaches

Vodafone's planned acquisition of Nowo will not dramatically change its market position initially, but questions over 5G licenses and new market entrants remain.

A new pitch for mmWave: smart repeaters

MWC Las Vegas speakers endorsed using next-gen repeaters to fill out mmWave coverage instead of throwing more cell sites at the problem.

Celona's CEO on the evolving private wireless industry

'I think we're finding some good traction here,' said Celona CEO and founder Rajeev Shah of the private wireless space. 'The demand for this is extraordinary.'

Mississippi's ACE Power to offer fiber technician training program

ACE Power will offer the Fiber Broadband Association's OpTIC Path course later this year to train new and existing employees for a fiber expansion project.

Tech Mahindra keeps eye on open RAN prize as costs mount

The Indian systems integrator has spied an opportunity to be the master Lego builder for the telcos of the future.

Eurobites: Hyperoptic upgrades IP core network with Nokia

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Europe struggles in Fiber Development Index; unlicensed operators help Russian military in war-torn Ukraine; STC sets up new infrastructure assets company.

Adeia CEO on what follows the spin-out from Xperi

Paul Davis, the CEO of Adeia, the intellectual property and licensing company spun out of Xperi, says patent portfolio and market expansion are near-term priorities, and litigation is a 'last resort.'

InterDigital inks seven-year, $938M patent deal with Apple

Apple will spend roughly $1 billion over the next seven years for a license to InterDigital's patents. What that new deal means for Ericsson and Nokia remains to be seen.

'Handshake agreement' temporarily restores Disney networks on Dish, Sling TV

In a doozy of a spat involving ESPN and ABC, Dish claims Disney is demanding a $1 billion boost in carriage fees. Disney contends Dish declined a 'fair, market-based' renewal offer.

Vodafone, Three merger will struggle to win over watchdogs

Allowing the UK to lose a mobile competitor would stoke the usual concerns about market power and rising prices – and the timing is hardly auspicious.

Microsoft aims to dislodge AWS as 'preferred provider' to telcos

The Seattle-based software giant has been busy acquiring expertise, not learning at customers' expense, says the CTO of its telecom business.

Pollen Mobile's DeWi goal: Paid data this year

According to Christian Kurasek, co-founder and CFO of Pollen Mobile, the decentralized wireless (DeWi) marketplace is rapidly maturing. 'There's a huge opportunity to offer something different,' he said.

Eurobites: Vodafone, Three confirm merger talks

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT scans its own digital brain; United Internet shrinks capex guidance following antennas debacle; Italy keeps a closer eye on its cables.

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