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HPE bustles into open RAN with new server

The IT giant has spruced up its portfolio of communications products and launched a new open RAN server, but will the industry bite?

Elon Musk says Starlink speed doubling to 300 Mbps

Elon Musk says Internet-from-orbit serve Starlink will double its speeds this year to 30 Mbps, and reach all the earth's services by 2022.

Vantage Towers IPO is a goer

Vodafone formally announces intention to float European towerco spinout on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange by the end of March.

Don't count on a Telecom Italia renaissance

The Italian operator's latest strategic plan is probably not going to be a major restorative for a company that seems in perpetual decline.

EE ups SRN ante with extra 4G coverage

BT-owned operator aims to complete 579 4G site upgrades by the end of 2021.

Eurobites: Vive les vieux smartphones, says France

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Zain revenue down; real-estate companies warned on digital failings; more bad ads from UK mobile operators.

Ericsson CEO braces (slightly) for stiffer competition

Börje Ekholm nonetheless thinks large-scale open RAN is years away.

Why 5G patent rankings are not to be trusted

One study's winner is another's laggard, possibly because researchers cannot agree on what constitutes an essential patent.

Eurobites: Nokia to offer dollops of DelOps for the 5G core

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom and Ericsson explore solar power at mobile sites; Swisscom goes with Teoco for 5G network planning; RootMetrics offers UK 5G snapshot.

RAN spending splurge in Q4 helps market top $35B in 2020 – Dell'Oro

Revenue from RAN equipment reached record-breaking heights in 2020, driven by stronger than expected 5G NR investments in North America and China toward the end of the year.

Ericsson now boasts superior 5G radios to Huawei

Swedish vendor claims to have the smallest and lightest massive MIMO radios in the world.

Eurobites: Telefónica and Huawei pilot 600G/800G over WDM

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: French village says 'non' to Starlink ground station; KPN buffs up green credentials; MVNO specialist returns to Three UK.

Huawei CFO loses UK legal battle to open HSBC documents

In the latest setback for Meng Wanzhou, the UK's high court has rejected her application to peek into HSBC's files.

Eurobites: Deutsche Telekom tests standalone 5G

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Eir launches VoLTE; TalkTalk dangles Amazon Prime; UK Supreme Court rules that Uber drivers aren't self-employed.

Huawei to halve smartphone output in 2021 – report

China-based equipment provider is said to have warned suppliers it will need 60% fewer components this year as US sanctions bite.

Huawei is proving as hard to stop as a movie supervillain

Despite concern about the impact of US sanctions, the Chinese equipment giant's networks business is still going strong.

VEON sees green shoots after tough 2020

Group returns to local currency growth in Q4 2020 and outlines ongoing efforts to improve its results, portfolio and capital structure in 2021.

Orange joins towerco spinout crowd

News of a fully independent masts company fails to prevent share-price dip as markets react to steep profit downturn in Spain.

Eurobites: Nokia lands A1 Austria's 5G rollout

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Bouygues remains buoyant; CityFibre extends in Brighton; BT resells Illumio's micro-segmentation tech.

USITC parachutes into Ericsson, Samsung patent cross-fire

US trade body launches investigation following patent-infringement complaint made by the Swedish supplier against the South Korean behemoth.

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