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Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile are neck and neck in 5G speeds – report

New findings from OpenSignal show a surprising parity in 5G download speeds among AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile. But, as always, the devil is in the details.

Viaero, Airspan hint at fixed wireless C-band ambitions

A testing request from wireless network operator Viaero hints at fixed wireless services in the C-band using equipment from Airspan and BEC Technologies.

Eurobites: Ericsson's 5G blows into Greece with WIND Hellas

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ziggo adds probes to boost network performance; Colt upgrades its SD-WAN offering; Iskratel touts new OLT for easier virtualization.

Telcos, vendors back new TMF test platform for interoperable IT

The TM Forum's much-publicized Open Digital Architecture could enjoy a boost from the latest move.

Eurobites: Proximus seals JV for Flanders fiber rollout

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Plymouth hosts 5G marine testbed; Ericsson upgrades Mozambique's TMCEL; Swisscom spotlights 5G startups.

Nvidia posts bumper Q3, but there may be trouble ahead

Buoyed by demand for gaming chips and data center tech, US chipmaker sees record revenue of $4.73bn – yet shares slide 3% on supply chain worries and Mellanox.

Dish's 5G gets real: Company inks massive Crown Castle tower deal

The work of physically installing radios on top of cell towers is often the most expensive part of any wireless network buildout. Dish Network said it will use 20,000 Crown Castle towers for 5G.

AT&T: 3G shutdown won't stall connected car biz

AT&T plans to shutter its 3G network in the early part of 2022. But the company, and some top analysts, don't expect the action to affect many of the 40.5 million cars connected to AT&T.

Rakuten prioritizes private over public cloud in RCP push

The Japanese company is pitching its tools and applications to other service providers and says it can satisfy demands for ownership and data privacy.

Verizon explains exactly how it will make money from 5G

Verizon officials outlined the company's 5G buildout efforts, as well as 5G revenue opportunities spanning 5G smartphones, 5G fixed wireless services and edge computing.

India launches PLI scheme to boost local manufacturing

The government has cleared the Production Linked Incentive scheme supporting 4G, 5G, next-generation RAN, IoT access, enterprise and wireless equipment.

Telstra restructures into service, tower and fixed businesses

With eye to NBN sell-off, Telstra embarks on sweeping restructure, breaking into three entities including a tower business, and reveals energy reseller ambitions.

Verizon inks 'expanded and extended' MVNO deals with Comcast, Charter

Verizon's Ronan Dunne said the operator's new cable MVNO deals ensure that 'we're their primary provider of connectivity for the foreseeable future.'

Openet acquisition, customer cloud migrations boost revenue for Amdocs

Predictably solid results are sweetened by an AWS deal expansion, making the cloud giant the preferred provider for Amdocs' internal IT transformation.

C Spire opens up about its 5G rollout

C Spire is using equipment from Nokia to deploy non-standalone 5G across its PCS, 700MHz and 600MHz spectrum holdings, with plans to add 28GHz in the future.

Cable shifts from 'irrelevant' to 'aggressive' in mobile

The companies once labeled 'irrelevant' by T-Mobile's former CEO are now accounting for roughly 8% of the industry's new mobile subscribers. And they're not stopping there.

Microsoft's Airband initiative shifting focus amid leadership change

Paul Garnett is no longer heading up Microsoft's Airband initiative, a move that coincides with the company's shift in focus to expand broadband in urban as well as rural areas.

COVID-19 has driven international traffic 47% higher – TeleGeography

The Internet 'bent but did not break,' research firm concludes.

Asia's Uber Grab leads $100M funding round in LinkAja

Asia's ride-hailing unicorn continues move into payments and banking, becoming minority investor in the Indonesia-based e-wallet and mobile money provider.

DoD's 5G ambitions face steep, but not impossible, odds

President Trump fired the Secretary of Defense who signed off on a 5G spectrum-sharing project. What that means, alongside a likely President Biden, remains unclear.

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