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How Attabotics and Microsoft use private LTE to monitor robots

A Canadian startup that thinks it can someday do supply chain logistics better than Amazon has partnered with Microsoft for a private LTE network with edge compute for IoT applications.

Emerging Verizon-Walmart 5G deal covers edge computing too

Growing evidence points to a major new agreement between Verizon and Walmart that involves the retailer using Verizon's 5G and edge computing services for a variety of retail offerings.

Ob-la-di, OIBDA, life goes on for MegaFon

Russia's second-largest mobile operator claims greater operational efficiency helped it weather the COVID-19 storm during Q1.

Eurobites: Nokia makes industry vet Baldauf its new chair

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telenor has a Hub; Sparkle extends its reach in Brazil; French COVID-19 app gets the green light.

Healthcare giant Kaiser Permanente considering private wireless LTE network

Kaiser Permanente wants to trial a private wireless LTE network working in 3.5GHz CBRS spectrum for patient monitoring and critical communications.

Eurobites: KKR plows $1B into European data center venture

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ekinops lands 10G deal; ARM launches new chip to boost Android processing power; COVID-19 strikes Nokia plant in Tamil Nadu.

Operators hope for a VR catalyst to 5G

Verizon, China Mobile and Deutsche Telekom are among the 5G operators rallying around a new batch of virtual and augmented reality devices that could eventually boost their service revenues.

Eurobites: Telecom Italia cozies up to Google via Noovle acquisition

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: 5G fanfare in the Nordics; Orange Money adds channels; AWS gives its blessing to Telefónica's cybersecurity arm.

Cable travels tech-agnostic road to smart cities

There's no silver bullet solution for smart cities projects, so cable ops are utilizing a variety of technologies, including LoRaWAN, cellular, Wi-Fi and narrowband-IoT, to support those efforts.

Podcast: 5G Americas President Chris Pearson on momentum for standalone 5G

Pearson shares his forecast for when standalone 5G will emerge and the potential barriers to commercial deployment.

Masa Son (of God) and the valley of coronavirus

He's misunderstood like Jesus was, and he needs all the help from heavenly forces he can get.

Samsung raves about fab six

South Korean behemoth starts work on sixth domestic foundry to bolster chip-manufacturing capacity using advanced sub-5nm process technology.

FCC vote positions ATSC 3.0 as a new broadband pipe

Commissioner Brendan Carr says proposal to remove the 'overhang of legacy media regulations' sets stage for 'Broadcast Internet' services that ride on ATSC 3.0 to deliver 25 Mbit/s data streams.

Eurobites: Liberty's electric vehicle plans get UK blessing

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia boasts 5G world record; Etisalat loses CEO; Altice pays off debts; Angola awards fourth license.

UPS hints at drone ambitions

UPS has been testing drone operations, but the company's appearance at the Wireless Infrastructure Association's Connect (X) trade show could indicate the company's interest in 4G and 5G connections.

IBC 2020 canceled due to COVID-19

Show organizers determine that 'a return to (a new) normal is unlikely to be achieved by September' and will instead pursue digital alternatives.

Intelsat's bankruptcy could throw wrench into Verizon's 5G plans

Intelsat is one of the primary users of C-Band spectrum, which the FCC wants to auction for 5G. Now the company's future is in the hands of a bankruptcy judge.

Microsoft gets serious about telecom with Metaswitch purchase

Although Metaswitch reported revenues of just $180 million in 2019, the company is viewed as a knowledgeable vendor of deep networking services, which signals Microsoft's ambitions in the space.

Gogo guards 5G plan despite downturn

COVID-19 sent Gogo's business into a tailspin, but the company still plans to build its planned 5G network – for the moment at least.

Light Reading sets digital Cable Next-Gen Europe event

Instead of staging a live conference in London next month as previously planned, Light Reading will now run a free, digital event over two afternoons in mid-June because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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