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Eurobites: Vodafone launches first live open RAN site in UK

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: TikTok plans data center in Ireland; MTN has a decent first half; Ericsson takes 5G to Latin America.

Leading Lights 2020 Finalists: Private Wireless Networks Strategy

Five companies – Boingo Wireless, Celona, Federated Wireless, Mavenir and Nokia – made the cut in the Most Innovative Private Wireless Networks Strategy.

Podcast: What's the story with open RAN?

On this episode of 'What's the Story?' – a new series from the Light Reading Podcast – Iain Morris talks with pod host Nicole Ferraro about open RAN: the latest news, why it matters and what's likely to happen next.

Hands off Arm, Nvidia

The sale of the UK's only major technology player in the open RAN ecosystem would hardly support efforts to rekindle the domestic telecom supply chain.

Wrong and stupid: Trump's Twitter tiff ends O'Rielly's wireless run

FCC Commissioner Michael O'Rielly has worked to free up critical midband spectrum for 5G. Now he doesn't have a job, reportedly because he disagreed with Trump's campaign against Twitter.

Leading Lights 2020 Finalists: Most Innovative Mobile/Wireless Product or Service

Amdocs; Cohere Technologies; Rakuten, Intel and Altiostar Networks are in the running for the 'Most Innovative Mobile/Wireless Product or Service' award.

Nokia bags 5G deal with Taiwan's Asia Pacific Telecom

Finnish telecoms vendor to provide Taiwan operator APT with non-standalone and standalone 5G RAN and core in latest Taiwanese network deal.

Dish chooses VMware's cloud for 5G

Dish Network said it will run its network functions inside of the VMware Telco Cloud, and that the companies will work together to certify and install other vendors' software into the platform.

Samsung looks chipper in Q2 as the world works from home

Strong semiconductor performance makes up for drop in smartphone sales. South Korean behemoth expects Q3 uptick at its mobile communications business unit.

Leading Lights 2020 Finalists: Most Innovative Telco Cloud Product Strategy

Seven companies – Affirmed Networks, Altiostar, DriveNets, Enea Openwave, Netcracker, Optiva and Volta – made the cut in the Most Innovative Telco Cloud Product Strategy.

Telefónica Deutschland takes COVID Q2 hit on core profits

The German arm's full-year outlook remains unchanged despite COVID. CEO insists 5G RAN contingency plans are in place should Huawei get the heave-ho.

BT closer to 5G deal with Ericsson and lukewarm on open RAN

The odds shorten on a 5G deal between BT and Ericsson after comments by the UK incumbent's chief technology officer this week.

Vodafone CEO Read targets 'urban' open RAN in 2022

The European service provider plans to launch a rural open RAN network in 2021 and to follow up with an urban deployment the following year.

Leading Lights 2020 Finalists: Company of the Year (Private)

Six companies – Altiostar Networks, Arrcus, Cohere Technologies, DriveNets, World Wide Technology and ZenFi Networks – made the cut in the Company of the Year (Private) category.

Huawei Belle Époque in France to end in 2028

French authorities are reportedly about to follow the British example and start phasing the Chinese vendor out of the country.

Deutsche Telekom is in a 5G mess if Huawei is banned

News of a 5G deal with Ericsson shows just how reliant on Huawei the German operator has been.

Podcast: What's the story with Huawei bans?

On this episode of 'What's the Story?' – a new series from the Light Reading Podcast – Phil Harvey talks with pod host Nicole Ferraro about bans on Huawei: the latest news, why it matters and what's likely to happen next.

India's Jio wants to re-imagine global 5G market

In a dramatic move, the Indian service provider is building its own 5G technology that it plans to sell internationally.

Dish begins staffing up in wireless

Dish Network's wireless business is headquartered in Littleton, Colorado, where it has said it will employ at least 2,000 people. The company is in the midst of staffing up to meet that goal.

Ericsson sets sights on 5G gains in Europe amid Huawei backlash

Swedish vendor says it has the capacity to handle swap-outs in Europe as shares are boosted by an encouraging set of results.

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