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NEC expands open RAN SI skillset with Aspire

NEC snags Dublin-based Aspire Technology for 5G open RAN systems integration expertise.

Hurt badly by Huawei, Parallel Wireless lacked scale and scope

Fierce competition from the Chinese looks like the main cause of massive layoffs, but the open RAN player had other problems, too.

AT&T, Dish and CableLabs lead O-RAN Alliance efforts in US

AT&T and Dish hosted the O-RAN Alliance's testing efforts earlier this year, while CableLabs' Kyrio unit will open the alliance's first Open Test and Integration Center (OTIC) in the Americas.

Vodafone adds 1,400 engineers and flaunts APIs in software reboot

The UK-based operator has beefed up its software team and been developing some innovative new features.

Dave Mayo issues mea culpa on Dish's 5G performance

Early reports on Dish's 5G network found dramatic performance inconsistencies. But the company's networking chief, Dave Mayo, promises that 'we'll work through it.'

Eurobites: BT asks for more time to rip-and-replace Huawei gear

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Umlaut has a 5G lab; Vodafone and Ericsson help with cargo management; TIM gets the thumbs-up from eco-scientists.

BT working on closure of 4,500 exchanges

BT provides an update on its network strategy, with a focus on Network Cloud, edge computing – and open RAN 'when it shows benefits.'

Open RAN vendor Parallel Wireless makes significant staff cuts

Brassy open RAN vendor Parallel Wireless has laid off an undisclosed number of employees. The company's CEO noted that the economy, the supply chain and "the pace of adoption of open RAN," were contributing factors.

Samsung fills its 2G hole in new challenge to Ericsson and Nokia

The South Korean vendor had looked hamstrung by its lack of a 2G product but is now promoting a virtualized baseband offer.

Inconsistencies – and AT&T – dominate initial Dish 5G testing results

Dish's 5G network routinely pushed customers onto AT&T's network, even deep inside markets where Dish is advertising its coverage. Initial tests found that the company's network performance was inconsistent at best.

Reviewing Vodafone's Open RAN System Integration white paper

Vodafone has ambitious plans for open RAN – it's aiming to deploy at 30% of its more than 100,000 European sites by 2030 – and is an influential voice in mobile network tech.

Four key observations from Dish's 5G launch

Dish is finally turning years and years of spectrum hoarding into a commercial service. But building a network is just the first step. Here's a look at the company's competitive stance.

Dish's 5G goes live across the country

Dish is selling unlimited 5G calling, texting and data services for $30 per month. 'There are no data caps – these are truly unlimited data plans,' according to the company.

Qualcomm jumps on RIC bandwagon with Cellwize takeover

Chips giant adds to its burgeoning RAN portfolio with a move for the Israeli software developer.

Open RAN specialists are a dying breed

Several suppliers have now expanded their product offerings in a development that calls open RAN logic into question.

Huawei's big role in open source threatens new security backlash

Chinese companies are among the biggest contributors to Kubernetes, and not everyone buys the arguments about open-source security.

Dish eyes RAN sharing, but tower companies remain reticent

'This is a perfect case for RAN sharing, neutral hosting,' said Sidd Chenumolu, VP of technology development for Dish. However, 'we are not there yet.'

Nokia mobile chief has harsh words for open RAN

Tommi Uitto doubts the new-look technology will buoy competition or lower costs and implementation remains a nightmare, he tells Light Reading.

My take on the Small Cell World Summit

Thoughts from an event that helps set the agenda for small cell technology and product development.

Mavenir execs open up about 'OpenBeam' open RAN radios

Mavenir's new OpenBeam-branded 5G radios are built to open RAN specifications and are being deployed by Triangle Communications in Montana.

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