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Consumer Cellular sold to private equity firm for around $2.3B

Chicago private equity company GTCR has agree to purchase Consumer Cellular, one of the nation's largest MVNOs with around 4 million customers.

IBM amplifies sales pitch for operators' cloud biz

A top IBM executive used a major fall virtual trade show to make his pitch for the cloud business of major telecom operators. Whether IBM will find traction remains to be seen.

AMD muscles up with Xilinx in fight against Intel

Fast-growing semiconductor firm ups the data center ante with biggest-ever acquisition, a $35 billion all-stock deal, expected to close by end of 2021.

Telcos, ISPs, tech fight for India E and V band spectrum

India's service providers want an auction – tech giants like Google, Facebook and ISPs want 5G E-band (71-76 GHz) and V-band (57-64 GHz) spectrum delicensed.

T-Mobile overshadows Verizon, AT&T in LTE fixed wireless coverage

T-Mobile touts 20 million households covered, while AT&T said it will cover 1.1 million locations this year. And a new report on Verizon found the operator covers just 2 million homes.

Verizon, AT&T pounce on private networking opportunity

Operator deals with enterprises will likely resemble managed services contracts.

India's Airtel launches cloud comms platform Airtel IQ

Bharti Airtel hopes its cloud-based omnichannel communications platform IQ, aimed at enterprise and SMEs, will grab India's lucrative cloud comms market.

Top China telecom official defends 5G rollout

Just give it time, says the man from the ministry.

Italy vetoes Fastweb’s Huawei 5G deal – report

Report suggests the government is caving into US pressure to prevent operators from deploying 5G kit from Chinese vendors.

Intel's data-centric biz takes a Q3 hammering

After an April bounce driven by more homeworking thanks to COVID-19, the US chip giant has finally been hit by customers' cost-cutting, despite cloud growth.

Huawei growth slows as US sanctions bite

US sanctions are starting to slow Huawei down, with the Chinese vendor reporting a slide in growth and profit margin.

Iliad forms cunning plan to sell Polish towers to Cellnex

Europe's enfant terrible sets up a deal to sell off Play's mobile towers even before completing the purchase of the Polish operator.

Tesla's 5G stop sign: Self-driving needs 'no connectivity whatsoever'

Tesla, the world's most valuable auto maker, plans to charge $10,000 for its new self-driving service. Meanwhile, 5G remains free to users on most top-tier mobile plans.

Avanti and ST iDirect link satellite and land 5G

Avanti Communications and ST Engineering iDirect successfully link satellite with land 5G, which they call an SaT5G milestone.

After Jio, Airtel wants to develop its own gear

India's second-largest service provider, Bharti Airtel, will develop its own technology across 5G, home broadband and IoT working with local and international firms.

Verizon's Q3 shows 'phenomenal job with a difficult hand'

Verizon raised its earnings per share guidance and its fourth quarter wireless service revenue expectations, which some analysts cheered amid an ongoing pandemic.

The full list: Here are the actual bidders in the C-band auction

There are a total of 74 entities that have registered their interest to bid in the FCC's upcoming C-band auction. Here's the list.

Telia picks Nokia for standalone 5G core in six markets

Nokia to deploy standalone 5G core in Ericsson's backyard, while the Swedish vendor wins RAN deals in Sweden and Estonia.

5G users in US consume 1.9x more data than 4G users – report

A new report from Opensignal shows that 5G users in the US consumed an average of 16.5GB in September, far more than 4G users.

Carrier networks must integrate and automate to chase innovation

As COVID-19 speeds up operator need to support a shift in how and where customers access network services, automation and development are key for success.

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