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The big tech elephant is squashing telecom

For all their software activity and hope, telecom operators will struggle to avoid a utility fate.

Orange says towers high on agenda as Totem takes shape

France-based operator maintains guidance for 2021 as core profits and revenue drop slightly in Q3.

Eurobites: Telecom Italia revs up fiber offer with XGS-PON

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Motorola faces ESN probe; KPN enjoys steady Q3; VEON opts for Amdocs out east.

Vodafone demands Arm silicon, not Intel, for open RAN in cities

Specialist chips will muscle x86 out of open RAN in more densely populated areas, says the operator's chief digital officer.

Telecom Italia dumped Altiostar for JMA as open RAN supplier

The Italian phone incumbent is switching open RAN software suppliers in a decision that could bode ill for Rakuten.

Liberty Global exploring network carve-out – report

The cable operator, which is pushing ahead with a big FTTP project in the UK at Virgin Media O2, is in talks about ways to split out its infrastructure assets and services business, Bloomberg says.

Eurobites: Let's get time-critical, says Ericsson

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telia Carrier tackles number provisioning with Telesmart.io; Ofcom leans on operators to tackle scam calls; Tesco's online outage.

Ericsson's DoJ nightmare takes a new twist

Swedish vendor told it was slow to provide information relating to the US$1B payment agreement from 2019.

Sweden's Telia sees Q3 income drop 36%

Allison Kirkby's Telia sees its net income drop by 36% in the third quarter, as it sells towers and struggles through a restructuring.

ADVA Q3 caught between ‘solid demand’ and supply chain squeeze

Optical networking supplier puts the blame of slimmer profit margins firmly at the door of the 'semiconductor crisis.'

Open RAN has a 2G Achilles' heel

Not many open RAN vendors can support 2G, and that technology seems likely to be around for years.

Telenet gives Ericsson a bigger 5G role

Liberty Global-owned Belgian operator appears to have fully pivoted away from Chinese supplier ZTE.

More 5G means greener society – report

New report from trade association Mobile UK says government can burnish their green credentials by doing more to promote 5G.

Vodafone plans software blitz to cut IT spend and cloud risks

The operator is to add another 7,000 software experts to its team by 2025 as it aims for more technology independence.

Cox preps for high-split trials in 2022

Big US cable operator aims to start high-split spectrum upgrade trials and accelerate rollouts of mid-split upgrades as it seeks to create more upstream capacity in its HFC plant.

Phoenix plots further growth with West Indies tower deal

Tower company enters into agreement with Altice-owned Outremer Telecom to buy 203 towers and new towers over 10 years.

Netflix shows why telcos should fear AWS

The streaming service is more popular than ever and its share price has soared, but its public-cloud arrangements carry enormous risk.

Samsung will struggle to replace Ericsson or Nokia at O2

The South Korean vendor, short on legacy technologies, is shouting about 4G and 5G trials with Virgin Media O2.

Ericsson hurt by China and chips crunch, but profitability soars

Swedish equipment maker reports component problems and the loss of China business, but its gross margin is at record levels.

Vewd CEO pushes Operator TV play

Starting in Europe with a partnership with Vestel, Vewd intends to take its 'Operator TV' program to other regions around the globe, CEO Aneesh Rajaram says.

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