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Stratosphere emerging as the next big Internet battleground

SmartSky, Aeronet, Gogo and HAPSMobile are just some of the companies that are hoping to eke profits from stratospheric communications. But others, like Loon and Qualcomm, have moved on.

Google wants to take your mobile network off your hands, telcos

The number-three hyperscaler is ramping up its range of telecom offerings in its public cloud slugfest with AWS and Microsoft Azure.

Cloud RAN still a hard sell despite Vodafone and Orange interest

Leading operators say they want cloudier RANs, but the economic case for it remains as hazy as ever.

Dish's Dave Mayo pulls back the curtain on 5G buildout

The executive in charge of Dish's 5G network buildout described the operation as an adventurous startup with more than 1,000 employees. 'There's a lot of things that are different,' he said.

Open RAN faces a 2G struggle in India

The new concept is unlikely to be a panacea for the problems that service providers face in emerging markets.

O2 Germany boasts of 'pure 5G,' but concedes DSS need

The German operator provides a 5G update one year after launch, and says it is on track to reach 50% population coverage by end-2022.

O-RAN Alliance's China links come under renewed US scrutiny

US Democratic Rep. Abigail Spanberger calls for a report on the national security implications of open RAN after its China connections are exposed.

Rakuten rearranges Symphony for investments

'Rakuten Symphony Inc., a newly established corporation, will consider accepting capital, etc. in addition to business partnerships with strategic partners,' the company wrote in a release.

Vodafone's open-networks obsession reaches broadband

The UK-based operator has built a gateway using products from different suppliers in a move it likens to open RAN for broadband.

Orange alert to cloud 'lock-in' risks as it takes next edge steps

As it weighs a global plan for cloud, the edge and open RAN, the French operator does not want to become overly reliant on Google.

5G World: Mavenir EVP dishes on open RAN's technology advantage

Stefano Cantarelli, EVP and chief marketing officer at Mavenir, says that open RAN's differences are its strengths and, over time, its architecture will become a technological advantage.

Could Helium finally succeed where so many others failed?

A number of companies in the telecom industry have attempted to create a network of individual networks. But Helium is doing so with one big, new element: a very clear and tangible incentive.

Industry, government and public-interest groups unite over 5G security

From open RAN to wireless emergency alerts, the FCC's new Communications Security, Reliability, and Interoperability Council (CSRIC) plans to look at security and 5G networks.

Verizon's Shah on private networks, now and later

While AR, VR and robotics applications generate the most buzz, Anand Shah says many of those private network use cases are several years out. Currently, computer vision is one of the most widely used private network use cases.

New silicon may speed up open RAN and spoil Intel party

Inline accelerators could inject some much-needed competition into the open RAN market, if their backers can build support.

Open RAN is following the script

Despite early criticism, vendors may eventually be tripping over each other to sell open RAN products.

The Leading Lights finalists: Part I

Light Reading editors discuss trends they're seeing, what's happening in the awards categories that they're judging and what they've learned from the contest entries as they dig in and prepare to announce this year's winners.

Eurobites: Telecom Italia bangs open RAN gong

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Google's Grace Hopper cable lands in Cornwall; GÉANT network trials 800G with Infinera; EU promises chip sovereignty.

O-RAN founders keep control as big kit vendors bear the risk

The O-RAN Alliance is ensuring that technical contributions will be 'non-confidential,' but little else has changed.

Telefónica puts NEC in its open RAN driving seat

The Japanese kit maker will take on the systems integrator role and provide radio units for Telefónica trials in important markets.

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