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EC pins recovery hopes on 5G and supercomputing

The European Commission recommends the adoption of a common approach to the deployment of 5G networks.

Omdia's James Crawshaw: 5G will drive OSS market recovery

The most advanced 5G features anticipated by network operators, like network slicing, will require OSS systems to be modernized and expanded, says Omdia Principal Analyst James Crawshaw.

Orange faces staff dissent about 5G on eve of France's auction

Ahead of France's September 29 5G spectrum auction, Orange SA faces internal staff dissent about 5G's profitability and environmental impact.

Fujitsu flags efforts to tackle facial recognition fraud

Japan-based technology firm aims to improve trust in facial recognition software by making it easier to block fraud.

Rakuten the 'unvendor' has a lot to prove

Big operators investing in open RAN may be wary of buying products from another telco.

Podcast: What's the story with OSS?

This week: James Crawshaw, Omdia principal analyst, on what's going on with OSS and growth projections for 2021.

Google to give Wi-Fi roaming another try

Wi-Fi roaming has been a topic of discussion for almost two decades. Now, Google is hoping to move the space forward with its new Orion Wifi platform.

Open RAN might actually be working

Dish Network's work with smaller vendors and Rakuten's turn away from Cisco and Nokia are early indicators that Open RAN may well be having an effect on the market.

Google Cloud staffs up for telecom push

George Nazi, Shailesh Shukla and Kyle Forster (founder of Big Switch Networks) are just a few of the new faces in Google Cloud's push into the telecom space.

Oracle's telco strategy: 5G wins, RAN partnerships

Oracle says carrier customers are licensing its 5G network functions. In the near term, the company looks similar to other vendors but its longer-term story is unique.

CableLabs starts to connect on network convergence

The process will be evolutionary, but CableLabs and its members are working to define a cohesive framework for converged, wireless/wireline networks underpinned by virtualization, CableLabs' Mariam Sorond says.

Huawei loses groundbreaking global patents case in London

English courts can set licensing rates for global standard essential patents, says Unwired Planet v Huawei, a decision that positions London as a patent hub.

How Comcast overhauled its ops during the pandemic

Comcast made swift changes in how it handled service installs, customer interactions and network maintenance as business-as-usual was turned on its head during the pandemic.

Leading Lights 2020: The Winners

Find out which companies our editors have selected as winners in the 2020 Leading Lights awards.

Leading Lights 2020: The Awards

Light Reading's editors congratulate the finalists and announce the winners of the 2020 Leading Lights awards.

Why do telco software companies have such lame valuation multiples?

Many cloud software companies in the telecom sector look more like services companies than developers of products.

COVID-19 hasn't infected operators' capex plans

Operators typically buy around 20% to 30% additional capacity per year to keep pace with traffic growth. Due to the pandemic, that rose to between 30% and 50%.

IoT, cloud ride to rescue as Telit doubles profit in H1

M2M company Telit saw revenues hit by the COVID-19 pandemic – however adjusted EBITDA and profit in cash figures rose in H1.

Oracle latest TikTok suitor, as video app defends virtue

Oracle joins the race for ByteDance's TikTok social video app – as the company launches a site dedicated to rebutting President Trump's security allegations.

Dish Network promises dynamic 5G pricing with Matrixx

Dish joins the likes of Verizon and Vodafone in partnering with Matrixx for billing, and will use the company to start 'dynamically changing prices throughout the day.'

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