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Are Globalstar, Anterix, NextNav and Ligado ushering in a new era of 5G?

As the dust settles on the FCC's blockbuster C-band spectrum auction for 5G, investors appear to be turning to other potential sources of spectrum once thought unusable or uninteresting.

Another East Coast utility starts testing private wireless LTE network

Avangrid is testing a private wireless LTE network with equipment from Nokia and GE working on spectrum bands including 900MHz from spectrum-leasing company Anterix.

Microsoft expands telecom portfolio with Azure private MEC

An 'evolution' of Microsoft's previous offering in the area, Azure private MEC represents a melding of the company's cloud computing technology with its new Affirmed and Metaswitch assets.

Eurobites: Beeline Georgia modernizes core with Nokia

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Sparkle Nibbles into northern Europe; UPC mobile customers move over to Sunrise; AI for Spain's industrial sector.

A battle royale is forming in private wireless networking

A wide range of companies – from mobile network operators to cloud computing companies to startups – are colliding in their pursuit of the private wireless networking opportunity.

Private wireless networks in the US start going public

Private wireless networks are emerging in locations such as the Port of Oakland and the Marine Corps Logistics Base in Albany, Georgia – an indication of the maturation of the space.

Ericsson refines private wireless sales pitch

Although Ericsson has been playing in the space for years, the company took the wraps off its new 'Private 5G' offering in part to refine its message to enterprises.

Amazon, Google continue telecom hiring spree

Google recently hired a telecom executive from Wind River, while AWS recently nabbed executives from Zayo and Nokia. The developments shine a light on the cloud providers' telecom ambitions.

Betacom makes its private-wireless-network bid with $15M in funding

Betacom has been building wireless networks in stadiums and elsewhere for decades. Now, the company is expanding into the market for private wireless 4G and 5G networks for enterprises.

Eurobites: O2, Microsoft aim to give 5G private networks the edge

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Three Ireland signs up to Ericsson's 5G Startup program; the Proximus Doktr will see you now; Virgin Media shakes up wholesale offer.

Getting the whole office connected to private 5G networks

The interest in deploying private 5G networks is at an all-time high, writes West Gate Networks President Andrew Froehlich. Service providers need to make sure their customers understand how to stay connected when most devices are WiFi-only.

Podcast: Verizon's Anand Shah on why private networks are a big opportunity

Anand Shah, Verizon's director of technology strategy and architecture, joins the podcast to talk all about private networks.

Eurobites: Ericsson goes nuclear with private networks in France

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Etisalat and Nokia launch 5G services in UAE; A1 Bulgaria wins main 5G spectrum license; TalkTalk piggybacks on Openreach network in Ipswich.

Eurobites: Millicom is out of Africa

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia combines with Edzcom on private 5G network; Lycamobile has a new boss; Ericsson bags design prize.

Eurobites: Use smaller vendors for 5G, UK government tells industry

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson drives private network for automotive testbed; Openreach invests £100 million in Northern Ireland; Three UK hires new CTO.

Eurobites: Ericsson, TDC Net pump 5G into Grundfos plant

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica Tech opts for quantum randomness; STC teams up with Dizmo for smart homes; HMD Global unveils more Nokia phones.

Fujitsu: Cyber cretins are casing out private 5G

When private 5G meets factories it brings cybercriminals to the yard. Fujitsu partners up with Trend Micro to eyeball if they can cook up a solution.

Taiwan operators taking 5G to the tech sector

Taiwan operators are steadily rolling out 5G private networks to support the island's high-tech manufacturing sector.

Podcast: MetTel's Ed Fox on extending enterprise IT to home networks

MetTel CTO Ed Fox discusses how the service providers' customers are balancing the use of collaboration applications, SD-WAN, VPNs and SASE to support their employees working on-premises and remotely.

More US utilities signal interest in private wireless networks

JEA, NRTC and Southern California Edison are some of the utilities that may join the likes of San Diego Gas & Electric and New York Power Authority in exploring private wireless networks.

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