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A year later, Rakuten's mobile optimism remains undimmed

Rakuten missed its 4G mobile network launch date last year, but company officials this week reiterated the Japanese company will soon turn on 'the world's first end-to-end fully virtualized cloud-native network.'

Plume banks another $85M

Charter, Qualcomm, Belkin and Service Electric Cablevision come on board as equity investors in a whole-home WiFi and smart home software company that has now raised about $123 million.

Nokia lands core role at Rakuten Mobile

Finnish vendor boosts its telco cloud credentials with a managed services contract to operate Rakuten Mobile's virtualized core network and enable 'zero touch' 4G/5G operations.

Eurobites: Telefónica, Microsoft expand cloud services partnership

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: TIM makes quantum leap in RAN planning; MDS Global's new foodie CEO; Swisscom staff settle for 1% increase; and more.

Humax expands RDK device lineup, encroaches on CommScope's and Technicolor's turf

Vendor intros 4K set-tops, smart speakers and DOCSIS and GPON gateways based on an open source platform managed by Comcast, Charter and Liberty Global.

Private equity, tower companies could buy Boingo – analysts

Boingo is now reportedly for sale, and analysts are speculating that US tower companies like SBA Communications or Crown Castle might make a play for the firm.

Not MWC: Huawei bolsters its 5G network portfolio

What was Huawei going to show off in Barcelona? Here are some of the highlights.

T-Mobile's DSS warnings all hot air, claim AT&T and Verizon

T-Mobile says a key piece of 5G tech – Dynamic Spectrum Sharing (DSS) – isn't ready for prime time. AT&T and Verizon disagree.

Sprint lawsuit claims top Charter execs stole trade secrets

Sprint claims that two former employees — Paul Woelk and Craig Cowden — stole its VoIP technology and gave the tech to what is now Charter Communications.

MWC2020: The show won't go on

The GSMA, organizer of the annual Mobile World Congress, has canceled this year's Barcelona show because of 'the global concern regarding the coronavirus outbreak.'

MWC2020: AT&T, Cisco, Facebook and Sprint are latest to cancel

Find out about the latest companies to have announced they won't be at this year's Mobile World Congress.

MYCOM OSI embraces AI/ML in move to 'autonomic network'

New service assurance AI/ML capability designed to make use of public cloud, big data processing technology and advanced machine learning modeling systems.

Telefónica, Deutsche Telekom, Others Put $13M Into Blockchain Startup Clear

The venture money for Israel-based startup Clear underscores not only the opportunity surrounding blockchain in the telecom space but also operators' interest in the technology.

Amdocs Doubles Down With Spanish Deals

Orange Spain expands support for public cloud by opting to deploy Amdocs' cloud-native offering on Amazon Web Services.

MWC2020: 5G core to star in Barcelona

Dario Talmesio, principal analyst and practice leader at Omdia, expects to be hearing a lot about 5G core developments and 'the platform' during this year's Mobile World Congress.

Eurobites: Proximus Floats Private 5G Network Concept at Port of Antwerp

Connected tugboats ahoy! Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson upgrades in Albania; Amdocs does the double in Spain; Liberty Global transfers staff to Infosys.

Nokia Offers 5G Automation With Next Gen OSS

Finnish vendor dishes up cloud-native network operations software designed to help automate 5G network management processes.

Exclusive: Matrixx appoints Glo Gordon as CEO

Matrixx Software has appointed board member Glo Gordon to succeed Dave Labuda as CEO.

Verizon's Network Strategy for the Super Bowl Includes 4G, 5G and... WiFi?

Verizon's customers at this weekend's Super Bowl will be automatically connected to the venue's WiFi network – noteworthy considering Verizon's emphasis on its 4G and 5G offerings.

MWC2020: Smart Biz Models & Edge in the Spotlight

Heavy Reading senior analyst James Crawshaw is heading to MWC and expects to be chatting about smart business models, Industry X.0, edge and more in Barcelona.

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