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Nokia trumpets green credentials with 5G liquid cooling tech

Finnish vendor said it helped mobile operator Elisa to reduce energy costs and CO2 emissions of its 5G basestation.

Rakuten unwraps NEC's 5G core

NEC will supply Rakuten's 5G core. That's noteworthy considering Rakuten has emerged as a leading player in the global wireless industry's move to open, cloud-based network technology.

Zoom blooms and another boom looms soon

After attracting 265,400 customers with more than 10 employees and a whole host of weird cocktail parties, the video conference star predicts another killer quarter ahead.

Small US cable op scraps its data cap

Antietam Broadband has eliminated its data usage plans and data caps permanently after relaxing those policies temporarily during the pandemic. Antietam's move could pressure other cable ops to follow suit.

US continues push to keep China out of its telecom networks

Telecom companies including Huawei, Pacific Networks and ComNet are among those in heated legal disputes with US officials, who are aiming to turn the world against China.

Vodafone bosses boost their pay as jobs are culled

Times are good for the top brass at the UK operator, but less rosy for the service provider's European workforce.

AT&T's Sponsored Data rises again for HBO Max

AT&T's smartphone customers won't incur data-usage fees when they watch content from HBO Max. That's likely an indication of AT&T's efforts to ensure the success of the offering.

Cisco donates $5M to anti-discrimination organizations, postpones Cisco Live

The event was originally scheduled to run today and Wednesday – which would have marked the first fully virtual Cisco Live US.

Starry's base growing by 10% per month, nearing 100K sub mark – analyst

Fixed wireless broadband startup is succeeding in a slow, targeted way against rivals in markets such as Boston, but Starry's greater impact on the national US broadband market is still a drop in the bucket.

Digicel embarks on Iliad odyssey

Beleaguered Caribbean operator sets sail on mobile network JV with French telecoms group.

Telefónica Deutschland opts for Ericsson as 5G core partner

German operator prefers to rely on a European supplier for the 'security-relevant' 5G core.

Malaysia minister sidelines regulator with shock 5G directive

Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah has ordered the regulator to issue 700MHz spectrum to five individual operators.

Viasat cuts staff, sizes up LEO satellite opportunity for rural broadband

Satellite broadband company has laid off about 300 employees and paused hiring to ease the financial impact of an in-flight business that's been hit hard by a major cut back in air travel during the pandemic.

German 5G industrial plan will punish smaller firms, says Orange exec

The industry is still riven over plans to reserve spectrum for companies outside the telecom sector.

Eurobites: Tele2 Sweden goes 5G roaming in Latvia

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UK operators to be 'compensated' for Huawei strip-out; Italy pilots decentralized COVID-19 app; CityFibre poaches some of Ofcom's legal firepower.

Schlichting out, Schwimmer in as Sling TV's top boss

Warren Schlichting's exit comes amid steepening losses at the Dish-owned OTT-TV service provider.

Dish adds former T-Mobile exec Mayo to 5G buildout recipe

Dish Network said it hired Dave Mayo, a former T-Mobile network executive, to head up its 'wireless buildout strategy and execution of the company's deployment of the nation's first standalone 5G network.'

Testing giant Rohde & Schwarz kicks off 6G marketing efforts

Complete with a website, hashtag and possible testing rig, Rohde & Schwarz is looking to take an early lead in the discussion around 6G.

Equinix to buy BCE's data centers for $750M

As expected, Canada's BCE said it will sell its data centers to Equinix. The operator joins Verizon, AT&T and others in exiting the data center business.

Podcast: Light Reading's Iain Morris on Huawei's future and what it means for China

In this podcast, Light Reading International Editor Iain Morris and Editor-in-Chief Phil Harvey discuss whether stopping Huawei in the US and Europe will do much of anything to slow down China from becoming the world's dominant technology superpower in the next decade. They also examine the most recent court ruling against Huawei's CFO, and what it means as she fights extradition to the US.

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