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Europe's telco giants come together over open RAN

Deutsche Telekom, Orange, Telefónica and Vodafone have made a joint commitment they hope will accelerate ecosystem development.

Charter pulls request seeking early end of ban on data caps, paid peering

Decision to drop petition at the FCC comes on eve of inauguration of President-Elect Joe Biden and recent pressure from lawmakers centered on usage-based broadband policies.

2021 is the fifth 'year of 5G,' and possibly the most interesting

This year promises to include everything from C-band deployments to a possible reset in US-China relations by President Biden. The future of the 5G industry is at stake.

Netflix blows by 200 million subs worldwide

OTT giant added 8.5 million subs in Q4 2020, handily beating the 6 million adds expected in the period.

Locast's user base streams past 2.3M

Nonprofit streamer of local TV channels continues to expand markets amid ongoing legal brawl with major broadcasters.

GSMA spectrum chief heads to SpaceX

Brett Tarnutzer was in charge of all of the GSMA's spectrum-related regulatory activities, but is now leaving London for Washington, DC, to join SpaceX.

Telstra weaponizes 5G against NBN

Telstra has thrown down the gauntlet on 5G – and NBN Co has picked it up. The operator unveiled its first 5G home service three months ago, promising to expand availability.

Telefónica Deutschland wants Europe's COVID-19 funds for open RAN

The German operator says European recovery funds are needed to help foster the development of a local ecosystem for the in-vogue technology.

Paramount+ to launch in US and Latin America on March 4

New streaming service from ViacomCBS is also coming to the Nordics and Australia later in the year. CBS All Access in Canada to be rebranded as Paramount+ on March 4.

Eurobites: Deutsche Telekom, O2 to tackle 'gray spots' through network sharing

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson helps manage Voi e-scooters; Orange's new subsea routes; Salt offers FWA in Switzerland; Telenor Norway turns to Hiya for scam-call protection.

Cisco gets China nod for Acacia deal

Drawn-out $4.5 billion merger overcomes the final hurdle as China's antitrust regulator, the SAMR, approves merger on condition fair competition is protected.

Don't expect a less disruptive T-Mobile in 2021

CEO Mike Sievert may be less abrasive than his predecessor John Legere, but there's no sign that T-Mobile's 'Un-carrier' strategy will run out of steam this year.

Banning Trump and Parler is not for big tech to decide

Facebook, Twitter and Amazon should not be the arbiters of free speech. And that means a repeal of telecom legislation should be a priority.

Jio resurrects 4G feature phone, hopes to take 5G lead in 2021

India's Reliance Jio Infocomm is planning to relaunch its low-cost 4G feature phone, JioPhone, in the first half of 2021, according to media reports.

Brazil backtracks on banning Huawei from 5G – report

Trump's exit may force Bolsonaro to bow to local industry demand to allow Huawei to participate in 5G.

China Unicom appoints new president after ten-month gap

Chen Zhongyue was previously executive vice president and deputy party secretary at China Telecom.

Exiting Trump nixes Intel license to supply Huawei

With hours left in the White House, Donald Trump waves one last fist at China's Huawei, revoking licenses for Intel and other suppliers to sell to it.

Eurobites: Three UK turns to Tata for 5G core configuration

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone gets in on the drones act; BT faces class action over landline charges; Deutsche Telekom eggheads investigate quantum-assisted artificial intelligence.

Is COVID-19 a catalyst for enterprise cloud growth?

In part two of this series, Navisite COO Gina Murphy shares how the company is working with customers to assist their move to the cloud and help automate their operations.

C-band bidding wraps at $80.91B

Record-setting result for coveted mid-band spectrum comes as operators around the US prepare to shore up capacity for their 5G network deployments.

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