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Virgin Media O2 sparks into converged life with Volt
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10/18/2021  |  Post a comment
UK operator launches its first fixed-mobile convergence offering, but PP Foresight analyst warns of low consumer appetite for buying numerous services from one provider.
Europe at loggerheads over wholesale roaming charges
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10/15/2021  |  Post a comment
Parliamentary committee wants lower caps than ones proposed by the European Council and European Commission.
Australia close to acquiring Digicel Pacific – report
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10/14/2021  |  Post a comment
Australian government and Telstra reportedly on brink of deal with debt-laden Digicel Group; widely seen as political manoeuvre to stymie China's influence in the region.
Canadians more hostile to Huawei – survey
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10/12/2021  |  Post a comment
Nanos Research finds 76% of Canadians want the Chinese supplier banned from 5G networks; prime minister Trudeau due to make a decision within the 'coming weeks.'
IX Acquisition prices IPO at $200M
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10/7/2021  |  Post a comment
Blank check company targeting TMT/ICT firms in Europe and emerging markets starts life on Nasdaq.
Telefónica contemplates selling minority stake in Spanish fiber biz – report
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10/6/2021  |  Post a comment
Bloomberg sources say there's plenty of market interest; Spanish giant prefers to keep schtum.
Mobile network drive-test market ups a gear with 5G – report
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10/4/2021  |  Post a comment
Frost & Sullivan finds knock-on benefits for suppliers of drive-testing equipment as rollout of 5G NR gathers pace.
Singtel raises $1.4B from Australian tower sale
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10/1/2021  |  Post a comment
Sale proceeds of 70% stake in Australia Tower Network to be spent on 5G and data centers.
Telefónica Spain goes on-prem with Oracle for OSS/BSS
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10/1/2021  |  Post a comment
Partly due to rules on EU data sovereignty, Spanish giant will shift 'mission-critical' OSS/BSS apps from Oracle database systems onto private data centers.
Eutelsat grounds Drahi's takeover bid
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9/30/2021  |  Post a comment
French billionaire's reach for the skies misfires as Eutelsat board 'rejects unanimously' his €12.10-per-share offer
TIM leads charge for national cloud hub
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9/30/2021  |  Post a comment
Italy's incumbent proposes creation of 'national strategic hub,' a public-private partnership aimed at providing cloud services and infrastructure for the public administration sector.
Oracle to set 4G/5G policy rules for EE
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9/28/2021  |  Post a comment
Huawei's 4G PCRF at BT-owned mobile operator to make way for cloud-native and 'converged' 4G/5G policy solution from US supplier.
AT&T's phone-unlocking ringleader gets locked up
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9/22/2021  |  Post a comment
Muhammad Fahd sentenced to 12 years in prison for unlawfully unlocking nearly 2 million phones in scam costing AT&T more than $200 million.
Europe's bigwigs want homegrown chip ecosystem
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9/17/2021  |  Post a comment
President of European Commission trailers new 'European Chips Act' aimed at lessening reliance on Asian and US chipmakers.
Better times for suppliers in H1 (Huawei, Nokia flag) – Dell'Oro
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9/16/2021  |  Post a comment
Slowdown in China impacts Q2, but revenue from telecom equipment worldwide was still up for a fifth consecutive quarter.
Cisco targets net zero GHG emissions by 2040
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9/10/2021  |  Post a comment
US tech giant says it can outpace Paris Agreement net-zero timeframe by ten years.
CSPs not fully satisfied with incumbent IP vendors – survey
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9/9/2021  |  Post a comment
Heavy Reading survey finds only 7% of communications service providers are fully satisfied with their incumbent IP network suppliers. High costs are their biggest grievance.
Deutsche Telekom CEO keeps BT options open
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9/8/2021  |  Post a comment
Tim Höttges reckons 'something is going to happen' to BT ownership within 12 months but says it's too early to talk about what role Deutsche Telekom might play.
Virgin Media most moaned about service provider in UK – Ofcom
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9/7/2021  |  Post a comment
UK regulator's latest league tables on complaints make uncomfortable reading for Virgin Media as a standalone business, but EE and Sky have a good Q1.
Telefónica on prowl for full-fiber finance in UK – report
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9/7/2021  |  Post a comment
Spanish incumbent reportedly hires banks to find partners that are willing to stump up between $4.7 billion and $5.9 billion to support ambitious fiber rollout plans at Virgin Media O2.
UK's Serious Fraud Office knocks on O2's door – report
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9/6/2021  |  Post a comment
Sunday Telegraph says SFO looking into 'possible violations of anti-bribery laws and regulations' at UK operator.
Smartphone connectivity top problem for car owners – report
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9/1/2021  |  Post a comment
J.D. Power study says pairing smartphones with infotainment systems is the biggest uphill struggle for new vehicle owners.
Zoom CFO flags earlier than expected 'headwinds' on Q2 call
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9/1/2021  |  Post a comment
Kelly Steckelberg sees softening of demand in an 'evolving environment,' but videoconferencing powerhouse still glides past $1 billion quarterly revenue milestone for first time.
Telefónica keen to join Germany's 3G shutdown club
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8/27/2021  |  Post a comment
German operation of Spanish giant announces plan to accelerate 3G closure; rivals Vodafone Germany and Telekom Deutschland have already packed their 3G bags.
Big tech mucks in on US cybersecurity
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8/26/2021  |  Post a comment
Microsoft and Google pledge $30 billion to bolster homeland security; Amazon, Apple and IBM also offer support.
Xiaomi posts another blockbuster quarter
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8/25/2021  |  Post a comment
Chinese tech company rides high on smartphone sales in China and abroad; makes EV inroads with DeepMotion buy.
5G smartphones making market-share strides – Omdia
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8/24/2021  |  Post a comment
Analyst firm predicts 5G models will grab 43% share of global smartphone market this year, up from 19% in 2020, although the bulk of them will only support sub-6GHz frequencies.
Chorus FY21 mixes GPON crescendo with copper diminuendo
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8/23/2021  |  Post a comment
New Zealand wholesale infrastructure company makes UFB gains, but these are offset by decline in copper broadband products.
Telia taps ServiceNow for on-prem service assurance
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8/19/2021  |  Post a comment
US software supplier can lay claim to a starring role in the Swedish telecom group's ambitious IT transformation program.
T-Mobile under attack – report
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8/16/2021  |  Post a comment
Motherboard report says personal data of 100 million people gleaned from T-Mobile servers is up for sale.
NTT offers private 5G NaaS platform to multinationals
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8/12/2021  |  Post a comment
Japanese telecoms group makes ambitious move to drum up business at NTT Ltd, its international division.
Virgin Media O2 keeps DOCSIS 3.1 train moving
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8/12/2021  |  Post a comment
Latest HFC network upgrade means more than half of the UK broadband provider's footprint is passed with 'gigabit speeds.'
5G Key to a Greener Society
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8/11/2021  |  Post a comment
Mobile networks are vital to building low-carbon economies and greener societies. Even with lower energy-efficient networks than 5G, they are still having a positive 'enabling impact' on other industry sectors.
NTT posts record high profit in Q1 (thanks to DoCoMo)
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8/9/2021  |  Post a comment
Operating income contracts but NTT expects growth here from Q2 onwards, fueled by NTT Docomo; announces $2.3 billion share buyback programme.
Fastweb sparkles in Swisscom Q2
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8/5/2021  |  Post a comment
Largely thanks to a strong showing from its Italian subsidiary, Swiss telecoms group raises full-year EBITDA outlook.
NeoPhotonics posts another bumpy quarter, but outlook brighter
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8/4/2021  |  Post a comment
US sanctions on Huawei unsurprisingly impact Q2, but optical components specialist predicts return to GAAP profitability in Q4 as demand for 400G and above capable products increases.
Telegram sends 2.0 messages to social media rivals
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8/3/2021  |  Post a comment
UAE-based instant messaging platform says it can now support 1,000 people on a video call.
Cybersecurity firm blames China for attacks on Asian telcos
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8/3/2021  |  Post a comment
Cybereason says 'multiple threat actors' from China have infiltrated carriers in Southeast Asia. Some attacks, say the cybersecurity firm, go back to 2017.
Liberty Global Q2 slowdown in customer net add
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7/30/2021  |  Post a comment
Strides made in revenue and adjusted EBITDA. Iliad submits a non-binding offer for UPC Poland.
BT shares slide on Q1 dip, heated broadband rivalry
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7/29/2021  |  Post a comment
The UK incumbent nonetheless continues to make quiet progress in trimming costs.
Microsoft posts cloud-fueled Q4 blockbuster
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7/28/2021  |  Post a comment
Little not to like for shareholders as tech behemoth surpasses analyst expectations again and bags $16.5 billion net profit.
BT makes Safe bet on security – Omdia
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7/27/2021  |  Post a comment
BT's 'multi million pound' investment in cyber risk specialist will allow it a much more proactive role within organizations, says Omdia analyst Adam Etherington.
Vodafone CEO teases M-Pesa IPO
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7/23/2021  |  Post a comment
Nick Read underlines shareholder value message on presentation of Q1 results, exploring options to make African money transfer platform a separate legal entity and allowing 'inorganic opportunities' going forward.
5G core spend is on a roll, says Dell'Oro
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7/23/2021  |  Post a comment
China sets 5GC pace, but overall mobile core network is expected to grow at a much slower rate over the next five years.
Spain doles out 700MHz spectrum for $1.1B
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7/22/2021  |  Post a comment
Low-key low-band auction over in a day. Sum raised barely up above reserve price.
TIM scores with DAZN in revised guidance, but sees EBITDA wall breached
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7/19/2021  |  Post a comment
Group revises 2022-23 revenue and EBITDA guidance upwards on back of Serie A distribution deal with streaming provider. Downgrades 2021 EBITDA forecast due to 'overall market impact' of delayed public funding measures to support digitalization.
LG U+ and KDDI club together on 5G, 6G
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7/16/2021  |  Post a comment
South Korean and Japanese operators sign MoU to explore new business applications for 5G and strengthen collaboration on 6G tech.
TSMC still looks fab after Q2 update
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7/15/2021  |  Post a comment
Taiwanese chip manufacturer eyes production expansion in US, Japan to meet growing demand. Signals automotive chip shortages will ease.
A1 Telekom Austria ups full-year outlook on back of strong Q2
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7/14/2021  |  Post a comment
High demand for mobile Wi-Fi routers, a near 7% jump in mobile contract subscribers, and much stronger handset sales give cause for optimism. Roaming, too, is creeping back.
NEC sends 5G to the cloud with Microsoft
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7/13/2021  |  Post a comment
Japanese supplier will also migrate 11,000 employees worldwide onto the Azure platform.
CSPs dragging their heels on enterprise 5G – report
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7/12/2021  |  Post a comment
A new report from Beyond by BearingPoint and Omdia finds that CSPs' share of enterprise 5G deals as project lead is declining.
High Order MIMO Moves Center Stage in Wireless Networks
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7/8/2021  |  Post a comment
MIMO innovation holds out the promise of higher-capacity 4G and 5G networks, as well as lowering MNO costs.
US tech (and Samsung) club together on 6G
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7/8/2021  |  Post a comment
University of Texas launches [email protected], a research project in collaboration with AT&T, InterDigital, Nvidia, Qualcomm and Samsung.
Telefónica looks to sell 49% stake in Tech unit – report
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7/7/2021  |  Post a comment
Unnamed sources cited by business daily Cinco Días say Spanish giant is looking to raise around $590 million.
Huawei: AR Needs 5G, 5G needs AR
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7/6/2021  |  Post a comment
Huawei's recent BWS 2021 event turned the spotlight on carrier business opportunities using '5G+AR.'
OneWeb new chapter with northern hemisphere push
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7/2/2021  |  Post a comment
Sat comms company boosts coverage with 36-satellite launch from Russia.
Small Cell Forum sees 5G-powered growth after 2022
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7/1/2021  |  Post a comment
Latest forecast report from SCF says a slight blip in 2020 to 2022, caused by lockdown, can't hold back overall growth for 2019 to 2026.
SRN promises 4G coverage jump in rural UK
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6/29/2021  |  Post a comment
Public-private initiative on course to eliminate a pile of 'partial not-spots' says UK government.
Nvidia flags AI+5G lab with Google (and Arm adds to Aerial)
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6/28/2021  |  Post a comment
GPU powerhouse talks up 5G and enterprise edge AI computing credentials as MWC 2021 opens its doors.
Vodafone UK flexes 5G SA muscle with Ericsson
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6/25/2021  |  Post a comment
Launches 'commercial pilot' in three cities on the back of a cloud-native dual-mode 5G Core supplied by Ericsson.
HPE expands GreenLake, introduces Lighthouse, unveils Microsoft partnership
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6/22/2021  |  Post a comment
Hewlett Packard Enterprise bombards press with slew of announcements on first day of HPE Discover event.
Router/switch market back to pre-pandemic levels – Dell'Oro
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6/17/2021  |  Post a comment
Market research firm expects transition to 400G products, along with mobile backhaul upgrades, as key demand drivers going forward.
Intel wants to high-five SiFive – reports
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6/11/2021  |  Post a comment
US chip giant said to have offered $2 billion to get its hands on chip-designer startup.
Altice snags 12.1% stake in BT
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6/10/2021  |  Post a comment
Biggest single shareholders in UK incumbent are now French and German.
Autonomous Networks Is Industry 4.0 – Huawei
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5/24/2021  |  Post a comment
Dr. Che, Huawei's chief digital transformation officer, sees autonomous networks as a way to dramatically improve production flexibility and efficiency for both carriers and industry verticals.
Safaricom-led consortium passes go in Ethiopia for $850M
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5/24/2021  |  Post a comment
Ethiopia's government drools over prospect of $8 billion infrastructure investment as state-owned Ethio Telecom finally faces competition.
US tech helps power up Thailand's first smart city
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5/21/2021  |  Post a comment
Working in collaboration with state-owned operator NT, Mavenir and Cisco provide tech know-how for Thailand's first '5G open RAN smart city' in Ban Chang.
Buoyant Bouygues Telecom bumps up full-year profit guidance
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5/20/2021  |  Post a comment
Operator says it's on track to dislodge SFR as France's second-largest mobile operator behind Orange (but not until 2026).
Rakuten Mobile reels in Fujitsu, NEC for global push
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5/19/2021  |  Post a comment
Japan's disruptive mobile play signs MoUs with home-based suppliers to develop O-RAN-compliant 4G and 5G radio units for expansion abroad.
Three UK talks up 4G, 5G progress
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5/19/2021  |  Post a comment
UK's smallest mobile network operator flags (again) network expansion, and hails success of anti-spam innovation.
Huawei in the Business of Future-Proofing Microwave Backhaul
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5/17/2021  |  Post a comment
At the recent Huawei Global Analyst Summit (HAS 2021) Huawei showcased multiple innovations surrounding mobile backhaul. The company has a compelling narrative as to why the technology is relevant for today’s networks and beyond.
Vantage Towers springs no surprises in FY21
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5/17/2021  |  Post a comment
Vodafone spinout keeps within guidance, but markets seem underwhelmed as share price takes a hit.
Telefónica Q1 shows signs of improvement
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5/13/2021  |  Post a comment
Spanish giant claims full-year 'stabilization' target on track as COVID-19 impact diminishes; continues to chip away at huge debt pile.
US scraps Xiaomi blacklisting
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5/12/2021  |  Post a comment
Threat of litigation by Chinese smartphone maker appears to have forced a rethink.
China's 'big three' to exit NYSE
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5/10/2021  |  Post a comment
China Mobile, China Telecom and China Unicom lose their appeal against delisting.
KPN spurns 'unsolicited' takeover bids by private equity firms
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5/4/2021  |  Post a comment
Dutch incumbent KPN, in response to media speculation, said it had knocked back two separate and 'unsolicited' takeover bids from private equity firms EQT and KKR.
KPN Q1 beats on earnings, but sales take a hit
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4/30/2021  |  Post a comment
Through what it called 'continued disciplined cost control,' Dutch incumbent's underlying profit is (slightly) better than analysts predicted.
Huawei down, LG out, but smartphone market on the up
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4/29/2021  |  Post a comment
Omdia reports 28.1% year-on-year increase in smartphone shipments in Q1, but Huawei's market share tanks to 4%.
Microsoft Q3 enjoying lockdown
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4/28/2021  |  Post a comment
Software giant on a roll as cloud and PC revenue stay on upward curve.
Germany extends broadband funding to 'grey spots'
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4/27/2021  |  Post a comment
Federal government makes more municipalities eligible for 'digital infrastructure' fund.
Former ZTE labor union chief faces 20 years in jail
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4/23/2021  |  Post a comment
51-year-old He Xuemei found guilty of illegally fundraising a mind-boggling $385 million.
Tele2 CEO hails 'disciplined focus' in Q1
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4/22/2021  |  Post a comment
‘Baltic Sea challenger' navigates choppy pandemic waters with continued cost cutting.
Huawei trampled on in smartphone Q1 frenzy
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4/21/2021  |  Post a comment
Strategy Analytics reports 24% year-on-year surge in smartphone shipments, and Huawei gets pushed out of top-five vendors by market share.
Italy ups EU fund allocation on broadband, 5G – report
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4/14/2021  |  Post a comment
Italy's new government diverts an extra $3 billion from the EU COVID-19 recovery fund to ultrafast infrastructure.
BT, Ericsson get all Industry 4.0 with Hyperbat
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4/13/2021  |  Post a comment
UK battery manufacturer looks to 5G VR digital twin solution to boost productivity.
Neuralink plays mind games with a monkey
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4/12/2021  |  Post a comment
Elon Musk's brain-machine interface tech firm shows a macaque monkey playing 'mind-pong' with the aid of an implanted wireless chip.
Nokia, Lenovo shake hands on patent deal
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4/9/2021  |  Post a comment
Companies put their patent‑infringement battles behind them, but only after Lenovo agrees to make a net balancing payment to Nokia.
Ericsson's Texas see-saw patent massacre
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4/2/2021  |  Post a comment
KPN sues Ericsson for patent-infringement in a district court in Texas, only weeks after the Swedish supplier did the same to Samsung.
Xiaomi places $10B bet on 'smart' EVs
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4/1/2021  |  Post a comment
Chinese smartphone maker unveils ambitious plans for a 'Xiaomi electric vehicle.'
Másmóvil swoops in for Euskaltel
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3/29/2021  |  Post a comment
Spain's private equity backed Másmóvil makes 'friendly' takeover bid for Basque operator.
Huawei's loss is Xiaomi's Q4 gain
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3/25/2021  |  Post a comment
Xiaomi makes big smartphone market-share gains at Huawei's expense.
Rakuten Mobile clocks 'throughput' of 1.77 Gbit/s
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3/25/2021  |  Post a comment
Supplier partner Altiostar says performance of Japan's open RAN operator compares 'favorably' with other mobile networks in the country.
Etisalat hops on board RCP bandwagon
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3/23/2021  |  Post a comment
Group looks to fast-track open RAN deployments by teaming up with Japan's Rakuten Mobile.
Disgruntled 5G users in South Korea to mount legal action
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3/19/2021  |  Post a comment
Hundreds of 5G subscribers are seeking compensation from operators for paying extra on a service they see as little better than 4G.
Infinera expects commercial XR Optics in 2022
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3/19/2021  |  Post a comment
Industry consortium backing the nascent tech to be unveiled within a matter of months.
SK Holdings and Geely start ignition on EV investment fund
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3/18/2021  |  Post a comment
Two Asian powerhouses, South Korea's SK Holdings and China's Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, have clubbed together to create a new tech investment fund.
Nokia boosts open RAN cred with new SEP
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3/11/2021  |  Post a comment
Finnish supplier launches O-RAN compliant service enablement platform replete with AI/ML bells and whistles.
Europe's 'digital compass' points to more homemade chips
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3/10/2021  |  Post a comment
European Commission reiterates ambitious plan for the region to account for one fifth in value of the world's semiconductor fab capacity by 2030.
TIM wants another headcount shave – report
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3/9/2021  |  Post a comment
Italian incumbent looks to trim workforce by up to 1,300 through voluntary scheme.
Huawei cements pole position in 2020 supplier rankings
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3/9/2021  |  Post a comment
Chinese supplier remains comfortably ahead of chasing pack in latest listing of equipment market shares compiled by Dell'Oro Group.


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