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SES, Intelsat on merger trajectory (maybe) – report
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8/5/2022  |  Post a comment
European and US satcomms players said to be in talks, sending SES' share price into a tailspin.
Kyivstar shows resilience in Ukraine
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8/4/2022  |  Post a comment
VEON reports its Ukrainian subsidiary has maintained 90% mobile-network availability.
Telstra brought easily to heel in 5G Optus rumpus
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8/3/2022  |  Post a comment
Australia's biggest telco promptly bows to ACCC pressure and deregisters 900MHz sites to pave way for faster 5G rollout by rival.
EU govts coordinate on Big Tech bashing – report
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8/2/2022  |  Post a comment
France, Italy and Spain urge the European Commission to prep legislation forcing Big Tech to pay some of the region's network infrastructure bill.
TIM denies strategic rift in boardroom
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8/1/2022  |  Post a comment
Telecom Italia 'rejects' press reports that any senior exec will be leaving soon due to disagreements about spinning off the operator's fiber access infrastructure to reduce debt.
AWS posts another blockbuster quarter
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7/31/2022  |  Post a comment
Amazon's soaring cloud business, along with its fast-growing advertising division and a strong showing from third-party seller services, helps offset downturn in online retail.
Juniper hit by higher supply chain costs
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7/27/2022  |  Post a comment
Burgeoning order book overshadowed by earnings squeeze.
Eutelsat, OneWeb join forces to launch beefed up European satcomms player
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7/26/2022  |  Post a comment
France's Eutelsat and OneWeb, backed by Bharti Global and UK, agree on mega merger deal.
NEC bags subsea cable win, linking US and Japan
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7/25/2022  |  Post a comment
Spanning 10,000 kilometers, the new trans-Pacific JUNO cable system is expected to be up and running by the end of 2024.
Ooredoo heading for Myanmar exit – report
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7/20/2022  |  Post a comment
Qatar-based Group said to be in preliminary talks with suitors for its Myanmar unit.
Tele2 sticks to "realistic" mid-term guidance
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7/19/2022  |  Post a comment
Another strong showing in the Baltics, an uplift in Sweden's B2B market, and continued cost savings translate into unchanged guidance.
Dell'Oro cuts forecast on private wireless networks by a fifth
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7/19/2022  |  Post a comment
Slow progress over past six months contributes to sharp adjustment downwards of hardware revenue from private LTE/5G small-cell networks over 2022-26 period.
Ericsson gets US clearance for Vonage take-off
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7/15/2022  |  Post a comment
Swedes say last hurdle cleared for $6.2 billion cash acquisition of US cloud-based comms provider.
DT agrees towers unit sale to Brookfield, DigitalBridge
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7/14/2022  |  Post a comment
Deutsche Telekom to relinquish 51% stake in GD Towers, implying $17.5 billion enterprise value for its wireless infrastructure assets in Germany, Austria.
Cellnex pulls out of running for DT's towers
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7/13/2022  |  Post a comment
KKR-led private consortium is reportedly the last bidder standing for the German incumbent's mobile assets.
Nokia calls RIC to put 5G under US radar
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7/12/2022  |  Post a comment
Finnish supplier extends partnership with Hill Air Force Base, National Spectrum Consortium to test co-existence of 5G and military radar using O-RAN/RIC tech.
Rogers, Shaw fail to convince regulator on merger
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7/7/2022  |  Post a comment
Fresh talks with competition watchdog, as part of a mediation process involving a tribunal judge, hit the buffers.
Elisa Polystar succumbs to Cardinality thoughts
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7/6/2022  |  Post a comment
Omdia analyst James Crawshaw thinks the Cardinality acquisition can help Polystar become a more significant player in the service assurance and analytics market.
How to make billing systems fit-for-purpose in digital era
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7/6/2022  |  Post a comment
Carriers’ pursuit of greater operational efficiencies, swifter time-to-market, and better customer experiences – through digital transformation programs – will not get very far if their charging and billing systems are not up to scratch. One common problem is complexity. As carriers have expanded their range of services from 2G/3G/4G through to 5G and Internet of Things – as well as fixed broadband - billing systems have generally been added in a piecemeal fashion.
Vodafone, Google predict good things for AI Booster
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7/6/2022  |  Post a comment
Duo flag AI/ML platform designed to give Vodafone predictive capabilities that can enhance customer experiences and improve network performance.
NEC expands open RAN SI skillset with Aspire
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7/1/2022  |  Post a comment
NEC snags Dublin-based Aspire Technology for 5G open RAN systems integration expertise.
Tele2 joins AWS public cloud party
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6/29/2022  |  Post a comment
Operator hooks up with AWS Partner Network to expand digital service offerings for the public sector and different industry verticals.
Zendesk takes private road with $10.2B deal
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6/27/2022  |  Post a comment
Private equity firms Permira and Hellman & Friedman agree to acquire SaaS player Zendesk, albeit at a price well below the $17 billion offer made (and rejected) on Zendesk just a few months ago.
1NCE doubles NB-IoT footprint
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6/27/2022  |  Post a comment
IoT carrier's overall cellular reach, which includes 2G, 3G and 4G, now extends to 140 countries.
Vodafone consults the Oracle for on-prem OSS/BSS
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6/24/2022  |  Post a comment
UK-based group embarks on plan to migrate "mission critical" OSS/BSS systems onto Oracle Cloud Infrastructure 'dedicated regions' in main European data centers.
Elisa sets 5G uplink record with old pals Nokia, Qualcomm
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6/23/2022  |  Post a comment
Finnish operator demos 2.1 Gbit/s at the Nokia Arena using 26GHz spectrum.
Singtel inks 5G/MEC campus deal with Hyundai
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6/20/2022  |  Post a comment
Singtel boldly claims Hyundai 'will have the leading facility for development of a metaverse for the manufacturing industry.'
Vodafone Italy talks up nationwide Cat-M
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6/17/2022  |  Post a comment
The operator flagged local company Raliacom, which manufactures vehicle-tracking devices, as its first customer.
Money for Nothing, a new kid on the smartphone block
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6/15/2022  |  Post a comment
The startup company led by Carl Pei secured more than $200 million in funding and is set to unveil the design of debut Nothing smartphone tomorrow.
Nokia ties up with Innventure on 'groundbreaking' cooling tech
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6/14/2022  |  Post a comment
Duo creates new company Accelsius to accelerate go-to-market of tech developed by Nokia Bell Labs.
High industry hopes for IoT boost through RedCap
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6/10/2022  |  Post a comment
Finalization of 3GGP Release 17 includes 5G Reduced Capability (RedCap) New Radio specification. Proponents think it's the shot in the arm that IoT needs.
Ukrainian refugees phoning home boost voice traffic sevenfold
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6/9/2022  |  Post a comment
Scale of human displacement caused by Russian invasion of Ukraine is put into sharp relief by carrier traffic stats collated by i3forum Insights.
Star's Ukraine contingency plans in place since 2014
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6/9/2022  |  Post a comment
Chairman of the IT software company says advanced planning has helped increase employees' safety in the wake of Russia's invasion.
Nokia, Cellnex deepen ties on private wireless networks
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6/8/2022  |  Post a comment
The duo says they are stepping up their private networks’ commitment in Europe, although 5G only gets fleeting mention.
All systems go for Starlink in Philippines
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5/27/2022  |  Post a comment
National telecoms regulator awards VAS license to Elon Musk's LEO satellite broadband company.
Drahi in UK probe over BT stake
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5/26/2022  |  Post a comment
BT share price slides as government announces review of stake-building by French billionaire in UK incumbent.
Zoom boom in enterprise helps escape the dip
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5/24/2022  |  Post a comment
Online videoconferencing company revises upwards its full year profit outlook.
Iliad odyssey continues in Italy, France
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5/20/2022  |  Post a comment
Market disruptor Iliad, no doubt to the consternation of incumbents in France and Italy, seems to be doing well thank you very much.
Vodafone CEO quizzed on lack of M&A
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5/17/2022  |  Post a comment
Nick Read nonetheless insists many active and detailed M&A conversations are ongoing, and reiterates that Vodafone is on the lookout to monetize Vantage Towers through a co-controlled JV.
Telefónica surfs on favorable exchange rates, rides inflation wave
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5/12/2022  |  Post a comment
Increasing strength of cloud, cybersecurity also helps Group post better than expected Q1 net profit.
O2 Germany CEO hails 'sustainable momentum' despite global headwinds
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5/11/2022  |  Post a comment
Revenue and OIBDA up, helped by a surge in new mobile post-paid adds.
Don't blame messenger on making Big Tech pay, says Axon exec
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5/10/2022  |  Post a comment
Alfons Oliver thinks analyst criticism directed at Axon for its recent ETNO-commissioned report is off target.
Infinera hit by Russia exit, supply chain glitches
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5/4/2022  |  Post a comment
Tougher trading environment stops coherent optical transport supplier from taking full advantage of burgeoning orders book.
EU's Vestager goes Big Tech bashing (again)
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5/4/2022  |  Post a comment
Europe's digital chief mulls handing part of network investment bill to US tech giants.
BT, Toshiba unveil 'quantum-secured' metro network
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4/27/2022  |  Post a comment
EY paraded as the first customer of what is described as a three-year commercial trial.
GIO Plans Accelerated Digital Transformation for Industry Verticals
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4/26/2022  |  Post a comment
To help create more effective digital partnerships and establish best practice for transformation projects, Global Industry Organizations (GIO) was launched at the 2018 edition of Mobile World Congress. #sponsored
Mavenir puts down open RAN R&D roots in Germany
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4/25/2022  |  Post a comment
US vendor unveils 'Open RAN Center of Excellence' in Bonn; pitched as 'complementary' to similar European centers in Czech Republic, Sweden and UK.
Starlink books in-flight connectivity with JSX
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4/22/2022  |  Post a comment
LEO satellite broadband provider also among six companies selected by NASA to develop near-Earth space communication services to support future missions.
Ukraine telecom commissioner calls for more support against Russian aggression
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4/15/2022  |  Post a comment
"The world telecom community should be one strong voice to stop Russia and support Ukraine," says Liliia Malon. "Now is the time for bold decision-making and not getting bogged down in legal frameworks that weren't designed for wartime."
Starlink helps Vodafone Ukraine reconnect battle-scarred towns
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4/4/2022  |  Post a comment
Using Elon Musk's satellite constellation as a transport network, the operator restores 2G/4G services in Irpin and Romanivka.
Nokia fights 5G ban in Romania
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4/1/2022  |  Post a comment
Finnish supplier seeks 'urgent clarification' from government and starts legal proceedings.
Ukraine-Russia cyberwarfare escalates with attack on Ukrtelecom
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3/29/2022  |  Post a comment
Apple, MegaFon also in fallout flak as war enters second month.
Dutch exits coming up for Deutsche Telekom, Tele2
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3/25/2022  |  Post a comment
Swedish group expects divestment in T-Mobile Netherlands within 'weeks' and will pass cash on to shareholders.
Neos Networks takes new-look Janet to Northern Ireland
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3/24/2022  |  Post a comment
Snags contract to provide dark fiber links between Northern Ireland and UK mainland as part of overhaul to Janet Network connecting the research and education community.
China Mobile buoyant despite chip shortage, volatile prices
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3/23/2022  |  Post a comment
Digital transformation services now the biggest growth drivers at the world's largest mobile operator.
Private equity circling Vantage Towers – report
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3/18/2022  |  Post a comment
Unnamed sources tell Reuters that global infrastructure funds have approached Vodafone about acquiring a majority stake in Vantage Towers.
BT gets into 5G SA testbed with Nokia
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3/18/2022  |  Post a comment
5G private network use cases are on show as part of the UK government's 5G Test Beds and Trials funding program.
Arm chops 1,000 jobs
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3/15/2022  |  Post a comment
Semiconductor-design specialist wants to trim workforce by 12% to 15% ahead of IPO.
From Network Automation to Network Intelligence, Huawei IntelligentRAN Ushers in New Era
Partner Perspectives  | 
3/11/2022  |  Post a comment
The telecoms industry faces a huge structural challenge. Opex, according to various market estimates, has been increasing faster than revenue for over a decade.
Telefónica Vivo taps Cisco, NEC for '5G-ready' IP transport
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3/11/2022  |  Post a comment
Aim is to support converged mobile and fixed networks. According to conditions attached to recently secured 5G-friendly spectrum, Vivo must launch 5G services no later than July 31.
Brokerage firm warns Google's $5.4B deal with Mandiant may face 'protracted' review
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3/10/2022  |  Post a comment
MKM Partners suspects Google's all-cash swoop for cybersecurity specialist will hit some regulatory buffers.
Fresh VEON liquidity concerns as lenders 'review' relationship – report
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3/9/2022  |  Post a comment
Banks providing $1.25 billion revolving credit facility get nervy about EU sanctions on Russian oligarchs associated with Group.
EE rolls out 200 4G small cells using Nokia kit
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3/7/2022  |  Post a comment
UK operator announces new batch of outdoor installations using licensed-assisted access. 5G small cells coming 'soon.'
Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison checks out Nokia for 4G/5G
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3/4/2022  |  Post a comment
Recently merged operator signs three-year deal with Finnish supplier to expand 4G and 5G coverage across Indonesia.
Orange cleans up with Samsung smartphones
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3/2/2022  |  Post a comment
Duo commit to making Galaxy models 'greener' and join forces on testing 5G SA devices.
CCSA and NetworldEurope Pool Expertise to Promote Global Standards
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3/1/2022  |  Post a comment
'Two heads are better than one,' says Rui Luis Aguiar on explaining why collaboration between NetworldEurope and China Communications Standards Association is becoming much closer.
Telefónica says 'hola' to cash dividend
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2/24/2022  |  Post a comment
Scrapping of scrip dividend reflects growing confidence at the Spanish group after Q4 and FY21 results exceed expectations.
HPE muscles in on 5G private networks
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2/23/2022  |  Post a comment
Claims Wi-Fi interworking, enterprise self-service capabilities and a pay-as-you-go business model are market differentiators.
XGS-PON Moves Center Stage
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2/15/2022  |  Post a comment
XGS-PON is gaining momentum. Capable of delivering symmetrical 10G, this passive optical network (PON) variant is a huge step up from gigabit PON (GPON). Brownfield and greenfield operators in different parts of the world are seeing the ROI appeal.
Millicom unveils $3B capex plan; tower spinout on cards
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2/15/2022  |  Post a comment
Nasdaq-listed operator, focused on Central and Latin America, outlines three-year FTTH expansion goals and carveout plan for tower assets and Tigo Money.
No need to get excited about VM O2 'cancel' of Vodafone MVNO deal
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2/15/2022  |  Post a comment
Severing of MVNO ties between the two UK companies has been on the cards since last June.
Foxconn sees less chip trouble ahead
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2/10/2022  |  Post a comment
Assembler of iPhones reckons semiconductor crunch will ease in the next few months.
ZTE has designs on chips with TSMC
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2/10/2022  |  Post a comment
Focuses on developing basestation processors; TSMC helps out with chip manufacturing and packaging technology.
DoJ accuses China's Hytera of stealing Motorola IP
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2/9/2022  |  Post a comment
Federal indictment alleges Shenzhen firm conspired with former employees of Motorola Solutions to pilfer 'walkie-talkie' trade secrets from US company.
SpaceX steps into Tonga Internet breach
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2/7/2022  |  Post a comment
Engineers at work on building a temporary Starlink ground station on Fiji to act as an Internet gateway for Tonga.
Can't ETNO satisfaction in digital Europe
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2/4/2022  |  Post a comment
New report commissioned by European telco lobby group calls on regulators (again) to make the region more investment friendly; bemoans Eureope’s digital lag behind the US and South Korea.
BT outlook good on Discovery deal, not so good on revenue
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2/3/2022  |  Post a comment
UK incumbent in 'exclusive discussions' with Discovery to share financial burden of sports rights, while gloomy outlook blamed on 'ongoing impact of COVID-19 and supply chain issues.'
Intel Q4 is revenue record-breaker, but gross margins squeezed
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1/28/2022  |  Post a comment
CEO Gelsinger talks about 'unprecedented demand,' but continuing supply chain constraints and a trimmed EPS outlook are causes for concern.
BT puts open RAN RIC through its paces with Nokia
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1/26/2022  |  Post a comment
The UK incumbent also plans to unveil a dedicated 'open RAN innovation center' this year, although chief architect still seems to prefer 'major global vendors.'
Open RAN moving faster than expected – Dell'Oro
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1/24/2022  |  Post a comment
Research firm estimates nascent tech will account for around 15% of the overall 2G-5G RAN market by 2026.
5G SA adoption not living up to hype – Dell'Oro
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1/21/2022  |  Post a comment
Research firm finds most network operators currently content with 5G NSA and DSS to deliver next-gen connectivity.
Telefónica sees the smaller open RAN picture in Germany
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1/18/2022  |  Post a comment
O2 Germany activates 4G open RAN small cells in Munich; 5G SA minicells to follow later this year.
TSMC massively ups capex on advanced chips
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1/14/2022  |  Post a comment
Taiwanese semiconductor firm looks to capture future growth in 5G and high-performance computing with a planned capex splurge of between $40 billion and $44 billion during 2022.
Fastweb wants to move faster; unveils $3.4B infrastructure plan
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1/11/2022  |  Post a comment
Swisscom subsidiary embarks on 'accelerated' expansion of 5G, FTTH and FWA networks in Italy over next four years.
BAI, Mavenir club together on 5G open RAN neutral host network
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1/10/2022  |  Post a comment
Collaboration to support smart city initiative from Sunderland city council.
Swisscom buys majority stake in Innovative Web Group
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1/5/2022  |  Post a comment
Takeover of web specialist aimed at strengthening Swiss incumbent's 'communities and associations' business area.
BlackBerry says thumbs down on its iconic handsets
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1/4/2022  |  Post a comment
Canadian firm calls time on OS support for old-style keyboard devices; long running class-action lawsuit proving harder to shut down, however.
Causes for European telco optimism, despite rising inflation – Omdia
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12/31/2021  |  Post a comment
Research firm advocates digital transformation, FTTP and multi-brand strategies to help combat rising prices.
CSPs got it all to prove with private 5G networks – Omdia
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12/28/2021  |  Post a comment
Pablo Tomasi sees '5G hype' as a useful icebreaker for CSPs to engage more with enterprises on private networks but warns there’s still much work needed to gain their trust.
Consumer techies expect big digital things by 2030 – Ericsson
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12/23/2021  |  Post a comment
Survey of early AR/VR adopters finds many rubbing their virtual hands together in glee at prospect of various digital experiences in shopping malls by 2030.
Ex-CEO Gubitosi steps down from TIM board
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12/20/2021  |  Post a comment
$7.8 million severance package frees up seat on board, paving way for successor appointment.
5G more than holds its own against Wi-Fi in Singapore – report
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12/20/2021  |  Post a comment
Opensignal finds 5G is nearly 50% faster than Wi-Fi in the island and provides users with the same multiplayer mobile games experience.
Twitter inks acquisition (and shutdown) of Quill
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12/8/2021  |  Post a comment
Social media giant taps know-how and IP of self-styled Slack rival. Developing Twitter DM operations looks on the cards.
Everphone raises $200M to grow 'phone-as-a-service'
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12/7/2021  |  Post a comment
German startup taps equity and debt markets in Series-C funding round. Deutsche Telekom plows more money in.
Intel to wheel out Mobileye IPO next year
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12/7/2021  |  Post a comment
Listing could value the self-driving car division at $50 billion, say analysts, providing Intel welcome extra funds to build new fabs.
Apple warns suppliers of fading iPhone 13 signals – report
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12/2/2021  |  Post a comment
Unnamed sources send ripples through Apple’s supply chain on claims that demand for iPhone 13 models has slowed.
NEC takes real-time video analytics to the edge
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12/1/2021  |  Post a comment
Japan's NEC said it's on the cusp of launching 'gradual deep learning-based object detection technology' to aid real-time video analytics.
Neos Networks hits 550 target of unbundled BT exchanges
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12/1/2021  |  Post a comment
UK business broadband provider aims to up the number to 700 next year.
Ooredoo strikes five-year strategic deal with Nokia
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11/29/2021  |  Post a comment
Finnish vendor highlights 5G rollout as part of multi-country partnership; Qatari operator emphasizes enhanced customer experiences.
RAN momentum checked by supply chain squeezes – Dell'Oro
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11/25/2021  |  Post a comment
Analyst firm expects 2022 RAN spend to grow only 3% year-on-year, after two years of double-digit increases.


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