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Unicom preps for Winter Olympics with mmWave trials

5G lacks clear business models and its performance falls short in uplink, latency, security and energy efficiency, according to China Unicom's Chi Yongsheng.

India's state-owned telco BSNL 4G tender under a cloud

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has told India's Department of Telecommunications that domestic vendors' bids for its 4G tender are unviable as they come in at 90% more than those from global vendors.

DataBank primps for 5G operators' edge needs

Following millions of dollars in investments in 2020, DataBank is planning for more than a dozen data center buildouts next year.

Eurobites: OneWeb emerges from Chapter 11, hires new CEO

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: why the UK needs a Brexit data deal; Nokia lands China Mobile IoT contract; Vodafone targets net zero carbon by 2040.

Juniper and 128 Technology: WAN big happy family?

Once the process of bringing 128 into Juniper amps up next year, it will be clearer how this acquisition repositions Juniper in the WAN space, and whether this move can improve Juniper's service provider business.

UEI has buyers for new Apple TV remote tailored for pay-TV

Charter and Altice USA among the logical candidates for a new Apple TV remote from Universal Electronics optimized for pay-TV service providers.

Congruex builds through organics – and lots of M&A

The fiber network construction specialist, which counts Level 3 exec Kevin O'Hara as a founder, has been on a buying spree to help meet rising buildout demands among large, midsized and rural players.

Apple's key partners join India's PLI scheme

Apple's plans to move production of devices away from China received a boost with partners entering India through the government's Production-Linked Scheme.

T-Mobile sues San Francisco to make 5G upgrade go faster

T-Mobile claims San Francisco officials are not moving fast enough to approve its 5G cell site upgrades. The company's lawsuit again highlights the tensions between industry and city regulators.

Accenture snaps up Spain's Arca to boost 5G know-how

Addition of engineering services company aimed at enhancing Accenture's 5G network design and management pitch to enterprise clients in Spain, Portugal.

Japan's operators accused of bait-and-switch with customers

Japan's communications minister attacked the three largest carriers' tariffs, saying despite recent moves 'they're promising mutton but selling dog.'

Altice Europe steers steady course in Q3 2020

French operations see return to EBITDA growth in the third quarter after Q2 decline.

NEC jumps into UK's open RAN void

Buoyed by its experiences with Rakuten, the Japanese manufacturer is entering a market with few homegrown options.

WiCipedia: From military life to startup founder

This week in our WiC roundup: Non-profit Girls in Tech launches a job board; making the transition from situation room to board room; ushering in a new tech agenda in the White House; and more.

Eurobites: Cellnex eyes Telefónica's towers – report

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: More 5G delays in Belgium; little hope for mobile consolidation in Sweden; Virgin Media, O2 merger to be investigated by UK; Presidio buys Arkphire.

Altice, Globalstar and Viasat forsake C-band auction

Cable company Altice and satellite companies Globalstar and Viasat were among the 74 entities that registered interest in the C-band auction, but they are not among the final 57 qualified bidders.

Viasat seizes control of destiny in Europe

By snapping up the remaining 51% stake of a wholesale broadband venture with Eutelsat, Viasat will ramp up its business in EMEA amid plans to launch a high-capacity ViaSat-3 satellite for the region.

NB-IoT is still traveling nowhere fast

With patchy coverage, high costs and a roaming headache, the ailing IoT standard desperately needs resuscitation.

Policymakers oblige 5G satellite aspirants

Internet companies ranging from SpaceMobile to Lynk to Telesat are touting newly eased government positions in their quest to launch thousands of satellites into orbit.

US pay-TV gains 31K subs in Q3, thanks to OTT rebound

YouTube TV, Hulu and other virtual MVPDs raked in 1.5 million subs in Q3, but a top industry analyst wonders if OTT-TV providers will be exposed to sports-related, seasonal churn trends.

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