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Neville Ray explains T-Mobile's near-term 5G opportunities

T-Mobile's networking chief expects to profit from 5G fixed wireless access, rural expansions and a new focus on business customers. Also: 'I think 6G is many, many years away.'

Light Reading Recap: Week ending July 9

Last week's telecom news highlights included some revealing numbers about the annual MWC Barcelona event, the US government walking back an unprecedented cloud computing contract for its defense systems, and a whimsical story about 5G-connected, remote controlled cars in Las Vegas, where the high temperature on July 12 will be 113 Fahrenheit.

MWC 2021 had only 5K visitors from outside Spain

The GSMA reveals that 75% of visitors to its big trade show this year came from within Spain.

GSMA misses MWC target with 20K visitors

The big tradeshow in Barcelona normally plays host to more than 100,000 visitors. This year, more than 80,000 did not make the trip.

Elon Musk's Starlink risks being another satellite flop

A project that may cost as much as $30 billion and appeal to a tiny percentage of the world's population seems unlikely to make anyone rich.

Light Reading Recap: Week ending July 2

Last week's telecom news highlights included a look back at the big speeches at Mobile World Congress, Orange's new fully automated, AI-powered network and AT&T's big move to Microsoft's cloud.

NEC, Netcracker tap into public cloud desire with 5G Core demo

NEC and its Netcracker subsidiary aim to show off the benefits of running a 5G core in the public cloud without losing all the control of the traditional telecom OSS/BSS.

Orange taps Nokia for a 5G slice with 4G on the side

French operator deploys vendor's 4G/5G network slicing solution to support a private mobile network at Schneider Electric.

MWC Bites: ZTE's T-shirt, DT goes green, glorious Technicolor

We're halfway there. Catch up with us on Mobile World Congress. Here's what we didn't get to – and some links to the things we did.

Telecom outsources big ideas to Elon Musk at MWC

An appearance by the man behind Tesla, SpaceX and Starlink is the most exciting thing to happen at this year's show.

Orange is building a network that will run itself

In Lannion in northwest France, Orange has begun trying out 'zero-touch' systems that could serve as a blueprint for its future networks.

GSMA: 1 billion more mobile Internet users by 2025

There will be 5 billion humans with mobile Internet in 2025, says GSMA's annual mobile economy report for MWC. Plus 24 billion IoT connections.

Qualcomm ups ante on mmWave for 5G

Chipmaker and 43 friends to collaborate on 5G rollouts using frequencies above 24GHz.

MWC Bites: NEC, NTT, Huawei, Qualcomm and more

Need to catch up on everything that's happening in Barcelona? Here's a recap of what we didn't get round to covering - and links to what we did.

Amazon polishes its 5G sales pitch at MWC

Amazon is the world's biggest provider of cloud computing services. Now the company is working to retain that position in a market that is also the focus of of its two biggest rivals.

Nokia goes missing in Deutsche Telekom's open RAN town

The German telecom incumbent picks Asian and US vendors to build its first open RAN network – just like everyone else is doing.

MWC: IBM gets serious with Verizon and Telefónica

As MWC gets underway, IBM trots out its wares with new tie-ups with Verizon and Telefónica, as the tech-telco mating season is in full flower in Barcelona.

Cloud envy and virtue-signaling color desperate MWC

Europe's telecom sector attempts to show it is a good corporate citizen while having its usual moan about the unfair regulation of big tech.

Nvidia flags AI+5G lab with Google (and Arm adds to Aerial)

GPU powerhouse talks up 5G and enterprise edge AI computing credentials as MWC 2021 opens its doors.

Light Reading Recap: Week of June 25

Last week's telecom news highlights included a look back at some huge 5G product news for Nokia, a summary of some new cloudy ideas coming from Mobile World Congress, and a summary of what's up at Switzerland's Astrocast – a company launching a network of satellites for IoT connectivity.

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