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Faulty Towers? Orange Rubbishes Germany's 5G DIY Scheme
Morris Lore  | 
4/18/2019  |  Post a comment
Some German companies want to build their own 5G networks instead of relying on telcos. Good luck with that, says France's Orange.
5G? C'est Formidable, Say French Industrial Groups
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4/18/2019  |  Post a comment
French industrial groups say 5G will boost productivity and urge Orange to get moving on network rollout during a conference hosted by the French operator in Paris today.
Ericsson Not a Fan of German Spectrum Plan
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4/17/2019  |  Post a comment
Germany's approach to the award of 5G spectrum could turn out badly for the Swedish equipment maker.
Ericsson Gets Off to Flying 2019 Start but Must Cough Up for Corruption
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4/17/2019  |  Post a comment
Swedish equipment maker reports its strongest set of quarterly results under the current management but warns investors that a US investigation into corrupt practices will land it with 'material' penalties.
CenturyLink Shed 6K Workers During Crash Course Diet Last Year
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4/16/2019  |  1 comment
The fifth-biggest US operator by sales is beating AT&T and Verizon in terms of how many jobs it cut last year, according to a recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
China Probes Ericsson Over Licensing Complaints
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4/16/2019  |  Post a comment
The Swedish vendor's Beijing offices were raided on Friday after complaints were made about its licensing activities.
Is Huawei's Cloud Goal a Case of Castles in the Air?
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4/15/2019  |  Post a comment
Two years after announcing the launch of its public cloud business, the Chinese equipment giant has yet to prove it can challenge the web giants on the global stage.
Germany's 5G Auction Riches May Equal a Big Win for China
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4/12/2019  |  Post a comment
Spending in Germany's 5G auction has now reached a point where it could hinder the rollout of next-generation mobile services.
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Help Data Scientists & Get Behind Acumos, Says Orange Exec
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4/11/2019  |  Post a comment
The Linux Foundation's AI initiative could do with more telecom operator members if it is to make a real impact.
Samsung Pumps Up the Basestations in Korean 5G Market
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4/11/2019  |  Post a comment
Data provided by South Korea's Samsung does not look good for its mobile infrastructure rivals.
Snakes on a Control Plane Scare Telefónica
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4/11/2019  |  Post a comment
A firm rules-based system could help to address concern that AI may confuse humans and even go off the rails.
New Radios Could Slash Cost of Huawei 5G Ban
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4/10/2019  |  1 comment
Features in the latest radios could end a nasty form of vendor 'lock-in' that may prevent an operator from using different 4G and 5G suppliers.
Colt's AI Trials Provide Good News for Humans
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4/10/2019  |  Post a comment
Colt reports mixed fortunes with four trials of AI technology and predicts that humans will be needed for a long time yet.
Putting a Sigfox in Canada's IoT Henhouse
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4/9/2019  |  2 comments
Sigfox technology is due to arrive in the Canadian market, and the boss of the local business is confident that low prices and small share of the market will translate into big profits.
Volkswagen Plan Is Latest 5G Car Wreck for German Telcos
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4/8/2019  |  Post a comment
Plans by German carmakers to build their own 5G networks would deal a blow to operators that believe 5G will speed them into the enterprise sector.
Huawei 5G Ban May Cost UK £7B, Say Telcos in Panicky Report
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4/5/2019  |  Post a comment
A panicky report from the UK's mobile network operators seems to overstate the impact of banning Huawei on the UK economy.
German 5G Auction Bids Near €3B
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4/4/2019  |  Post a comment
Germany's spectrum auction looks set to exceed the €3 billion ($3.4 billion) threshold because of keen interest in the 2GHz band.
SKT Boasts 34K 5G Basestations, Undercuts 4G Pricing
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4/3/2019  |  Post a comment
Ahead of a mass-market 5G launch on Friday, the South Korean operator said it had deployed 34,000 basestations and that its 5G service will cost less than 4G.
German 5G Bids Top €2B, But It's Too Soon to Panic
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4/2/2019  |  Post a comment
Germany's biggest operator has already rung the alarm bell over the country's ongoing 5G auction, but spending is still way off Italian levels.
Huawei Has Billions Riding on Claim to Be 5G Patents Powerhouse
Prime Reading  | 
4/2/2019  |  1 comment
As both a licensor and licensee of cellular technology, Huawei has more at stake in the patents business than its main rivals.
So Much for the Diet: Huawei Gained 8K Workers Last Year, Report Shows
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4/1/2019  |  Post a comment
Despite announcing diet plans in 2017, Huawei appears to have gained weight in the last couple of years.
With a Little Help From US, Huawei Is Morphing Into a Devices Business
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3/29/2019  |  Post a comment
The US backlash against Huawei has been good news for the company's smartphone business in the vast Chinese market.
BT Taking Cloud to 100 Locations in Edge Shake-Up
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3/28/2019  |  1 comment
BT takes a big step toward a more distributed cloud as it prepares for the arrival of new edge services.
Telstra Preps Service Catalog in Bid to Be Telco AWS
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3/28/2019  |  Post a comment
Telstra wants to reinvent itself as an AWS of the telco world, and is calling on vendors to be more supportive.
Automation Focus Shifts From Cost to Customer
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3/27/2019  |  Post a comment
Faced with new Internet and cost challenges, operators are increasingly presenting automation as a means of improving the customer experience.
Telefónica on Mission to Kill SDN as We Know It
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3/27/2019  |  Post a comment
Spanish operator wants to get rid of its domain-specific controllers and thinks standardization efforts will make that possible.
Apple Showtime Feels Like a Re-Run
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3/26/2019  |  Post a comment
Analysts are stumbling out of the auditorium after Apple's big TV reveal, and they are not overly impressed at what they have seen.
Nokia 'Compliance' Issue Immaterial, Still Top 5G Pick – Analyst
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3/26/2019  |  Post a comment
An MKM partners analyst thinks the compliance issue Nokia flagged in its annual report will cost less than €125 million ($141 million) and still prefers Nokia to Ericsson in the 5G market.
Vodafone UK Threatens Legal Challenge Over Next 5G Auction
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3/25/2019  |  Post a comment
A dispute over the UK's next auction of 5G spectrum could delay the rollout of 5G networks and turn ecosystem players off the UK market, according to Vodafone UK's technology boss.
Ready Player Stadia: Google's Gaming Platform a Scary Prospect for Telcos
Morris Lore  | 
3/21/2019  |  9 comments
Google's new gaming platform could usher in a new age of cloud gaming, with ramifications for parents and telcos worldwide.
Apple Bid for TV Stardom Is Biggest Gamble Yet
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3/21/2019  |  Post a comment
It revolutionized the music and mobile-phone industries, but Apple will struggle to pull off the same feat in the TV market.
Europe Must Pray for Sobriety in German 5G Auction
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3/20/2019  |  Post a comment
A rerun of the Italian job in Germany could derail 5G plans and the country's long-term economic prospects.
China Telecom's Bid for 'Leading' 5G Latency Should Unsettle US
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3/19/2019  |  9 comments
References to artificial intelligence, the edge and latency all make an appearance in the latest financial presentation from one of China's biggest telcos. That's a worry for the US.
Italian Stallion, French Flop: Iliad's Talk of Asset Sales Should Worry Europe
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3/19/2019  |  Post a comment
The one-time enfant terrible of French mobile market has become a victim of hyper-competitive market conditions.
Telefónica Wrestles With OSM, SDN as Unica Passes Halfway Point
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3/18/2019  |  Post a comment
The Spanish operator's big virtualization project is over the halfway point and facing up to a new set of technical challenges.
Qualcomm Told to Pay Apple $1B but Wins Case in Japan
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3/15/2019  |  Post a comment
A US judge orders the chipmaker to pay Apple $1 billion in fees as separate developments in Japan show how long proceedings can take in the world of the courtroom.
Fantastic BSS Beasts & How Openet Can Tame Them
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3/15/2019  |  1 comment
After a turbulent 2018, the Irish BSS company is looking to challenge Amdocs, Ericsson and Huawei in their own backyard.
SKT Boasts 60% Cut in Latency With Edge Platform Move
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3/14/2019  |  Post a comment
Reduction in data request delays could lead to new service opportunities for companies in South Korea.
Huawei Stew Hits Boiling Point
Morris Lore  | 
3/13/2019  |  1 comment
The dispute over the controversial Chinese equipment maker has reached a dangerous new stage.
Can RingCentral Stay Ahead of the UCaaS Chasing Pack?
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3/13/2019  |  Post a comment
Its sales growth and stock market performance are an investor's dream, but new challenges are emerging in the fast-changing UCaaS market.
European Parliament Calls for 5G Checks on Chinese Suppliers
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3/13/2019  |  Post a comment
The European Parliament has waded into the dispute over Huawei's role in 5G markets, calling for a new certification scheme to address concern about China.
Europe's Big Telcos Are Getting Edgy About 5G
Prime Reading  | 
3/13/2019  |  1 comment
Virtual dodgeball will not happen unless operators cut mobile latency, but that could require an unprecedented overhaul of the entire network. Does it make sense?
No Italian Job for 1,130 Vodafone Workers
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3/12/2019  |  Post a comment
After blowing €2.4 billion ($2.7 billion) on 5G spectrum, Vodafone plans to send about 17% of its Italian employees packing.
It's No Huawei or No Intelligence, US Warns Germany – Report
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3/11/2019  |  Post a comment
US warns Germany of consequences if it does not exclude Huawei from its 5G market.
Vodafone UK Not Radio Gaga About Nokia
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3/8/2019  |  Post a comment
UK mobile operator is phasing the Finnish vendor out of its radio access network as it embarks on the rollout of 5G technology.
US 'Miles Behind' China & UK on 5G, Says Vodafone UK's CTO
Morris Lore  | 
3/8/2019  |  1 comment
US claims to 5G leadership are nothing more than marketing flimflam, according to Vodafone UK's chief technology officer.
Vodafone UK Frets Over Huawei Swap-Out Costs, Urges Testing of All Vendors
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3/7/2019  |  Post a comment
Banning Huawei would cost 'hundreds of millions' and hold up the UK's 5G deployment, says the UK mobile operator, while backing the Chinese vendor's calls for industry-wide testing.
Huawei Seeks European Allies for 'Long' Fight With US
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3/6/2019  |  Post a comment
The embattled Chinese equipment maker is gearing up for a major offensive against its US enemies and recruiting Europeans to its cause.
Huawei Execs Butt Heads Over UK Limits
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3/5/2019  |  Post a comment
The Chinese vendor's European and cybersecurity chiefs have had a public disagreement over reports that the UK will restrict Huawei's access to its service providers.
Huawei Calls for GDPR-Like Security Regime, Denies Spying (Again)
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3/5/2019  |  Post a comment
Chinese equipment giant wants European authorities to set up a GDPR-like security regime and has this week opened a transparency center in Brussels, where customers can access its source code.
DT's Choi Rages Against the RAN Machine
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3/4/2019  |  Post a comment
The German operator's networks strategy boss says the attractions of an open RAN outweigh the cons.
Huawei's Meng Sues Canada as Extradition to US Looms – Report
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3/4/2019  |  Post a comment
Huawei's chief financial officer says Canada breached her civil rights just days after it agrees to start extradition proceedings for her transfer to the US, where she faces fraud charges.
5G Is Here… Or It Was, Briefly, in Barca
Morris Lore  | 
3/1/2019  |  2 comments
After much grunting and heaving, the industry gives birth to 5G at this year's MWC. It may be some time before it grows up.
Huawei Ban Risk Is a Profit Worry for Telcos, Says BICS VP
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3/1/2019  |  Post a comment
Shutting Huawei out of Europe's 5G sector would add to the margin pressure on the region's mobile operators, warns company executive.
Ericsson, Huawei, Nokia Flaunt 5G Deals on MWC Catwalk
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2/28/2019  |  Post a comment
Kit vendors strut their 5G stuff in Barcelona as they fight to attract the attention of the world's service providers.
Ericsson, Huawei Kick Off 5G Robot Wars
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2/28/2019  |  Post a comment
As artificial intelligence moves into the field of network operations, telcos will face new cultural and technological challenges.
VEON Dumped Ericsson for Amdocs in Russia
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2/27/2019  |  Post a comment
VEON has picked Amdocs over Ericsson as a provider of BSS technology in its biggest market.
Major Telcos Prep for US Components Ban on Huawei
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2/27/2019  |  1 comment
Service providers have drawn up contracts for the transfer of technology and know-how in the event the US bans component sales to Huawei and ZTE.
Hands Off Our 5G Spectrum – Vodafone's Message for Verticals
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2/26/2019  |  Post a comment
Vodafone's chief engineer slams proposals in several countries to reserve spectrum for industrial use.
Ericsson on Hook for $350M Payment to VEON After BSS Cock-Up
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2/26/2019  |  Post a comment
Swedish vendor forced to cough up after scrapping an IT product that VEON had been using.
Turkcell CEO: US Fear of Chinese AI Fuels Anti-Huawei Campaign
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2/26/2019  |  Post a comment
Boss of Turkish mobile operator comes out in support of Huawei and blames a tech arms race between the US and China for the backlash.
Deutsche Telekom Desperate to Impress in 5G
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2/25/2019  |  Post a comment
The German operator is keen to show the world at this year's MWC that Europe is not falling behind in the technology stakes.
Vodafone CEO: Huawei Ban Equals Two-Year 5G Delay
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2/25/2019  |  Post a comment
Nick Read says banning Huawei would be 'hugely disruptive' to European service providers and consumers, holding up the launch of next-generation services.
Ericsson CEO Slams 5G Test Plans as 'Tax Burden,' Economic Threat
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2/25/2019  |  Post a comment
Börje Ekholm ramps up Ericsson's criticism of plans for a post-development 5G testing regime during a presentation at this year's Mobile World Congress.
Life After Huawei: What BT Does Next In Its Network Core
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2/24/2019  |  Post a comment
The UK operator is overhauling parts of its network in preparation for the launch of 5G services.
US-China Tech War Looms at MWC Barcelona
Morris Lore  | 
2/22/2019  |  Post a comment
The interventions by Donald Trump and Newt Gingrich in recent days show just how much will be at stake in Barcelona next week.
Telecom Italia Seeks Friends for 5G Revival
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2/22/2019  |  Post a comment
The Italian phone incumbent has announced a mobile partnership with Vodafone and is seeking a fixed-line tie-up with Open Fiber as it tries to slash costs while building a next-generation network.
Europe's Telcos Less Tight-Fisted Than Yanks
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2/21/2019  |  Post a comment
Europe is way behind in the development of 5G networks, say regional critics, but its big operators invest more of their revenues in capital expenditure than the Americans do.
Huawei's Non-Carrier Biz Fuels Growth, but for How Long?
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2/21/2019  |  Post a comment
The Chinese equipment giant has the enterprise and consumer divisions to thank for its recent rapid growth, but the good times might not last.
White Box Doubts Keep Huawei on Outside of O-RAN Alliance
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2/20/2019  |  Post a comment
Huawei rules out any immediate involvement in the O-RAN Alliance as it doubts the viability of white box radios.
Ban Huawei in UK, Urges 'Influential' Think Tank
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2/20/2019  |  Post a comment
A new report by RUSI recommends excluding the Chinese vendor from the UK's 5G market while a government review is ongoing.
The No-Deal Brexit Threat to Huawei
Morris Lore  | 
2/19/2019  |  Post a comment
Why a no-deal Brexit that sees the UK crash out of the European Union could spell trouble for the Chinese equipment vendor.
Ericsson: We Have the Clout for a Huawei Swap-Out
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2/19/2019  |  Post a comment
Swedish vendor rebuts recent criticism that it lacks the products and resources to replace Huawei in European markets.
Eurobites: Huawei Will Invest More in UK Amid US Mistrust, Says Founder – Report
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2/19/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Three goes cloud-native; Nokia adds transport muscle; Ericsson touts licensing deal with OPPO; Inwit boosts sales; and more.
Rakuten Sets Cloud-Native 5G Template, Disrupts Japan's Status Quo
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2/18/2019  |  Post a comment
With its next-gen network plans, the ecommerce company threatens to have the same impact on Japan's telecom market that Reliance Jio had in India.
Huawei Sets Sights on 6G Stardom Amid 5G Strife
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2/15/2019  |  Post a comment
Amid turmoil in international equipment markets, Huawei's rotating chairman is worrying about what happens after 5G.
Huawei Muscle Puts Ericsson, Nokia on 5G Back Foot in Europe – Sources
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2/14/2019  |  Post a comment
European vendors do not have the resources to replace Huawei if a ban should come into effect, according to service provider sources.
Open Conflict Over Open RAN
Prime Reading  | 
2/14/2019  |  Post a comment
Accusations that big kit vendors tried to throttle developments show open RAN technologies will have to overcome a variety of competing interests to thrive.
DT's Dinner With Huawei Could Become Dog's Breakfast
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2/12/2019  |  Post a comment
A European backlash against Huawei could turn into the German incumbent's biggest network challenge of all time.
MWC 5G-Gasm Risks Missing the Big Telecom Issues
Morris Lore  | 
2/11/2019  |  2 comments
Nearly upon us once again, MWC in isolation provides a distorting view of the telecom industry and its challenges.
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Swiss 5G Auction Bags $380M Amid Radiation Law Gripes
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2/8/2019  |  Post a comment
Swiss operators cough up for new 5G spectrum amid concern that harsh laws on radiation limits could impede 5G network deployment.
Nokia Replacing Huawei in Vodafone's German Core
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2/7/2019  |  1 comment
Vodafone has turned to Nokia instead of Huawei for some components used in the core of its German network, but insists the decision dates back two years and is unrelated to security issues.
Swisscom Capex to Dip as Radiation Laws Delay 5G Rollout
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2/7/2019  |  Post a comment
Switzerland risks falling behind other countries in 5G because of restrictive laws about radiation limits, the Swiss incumbent's annual report shows.
And the 5G Winners Are… the Telcos – LR Poll
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2/6/2019  |  Post a comment
Network service providers come out on top of a Light Reading poll that asked respondents who stands to profit most from the rollout of 5G technology.
Huawei Pledges $2B to Address Security Concerns, Appease the Brits
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2/6/2019  |  1 comment
Addressing security concerns, including those of the UK establishment, will take up to five years and a few billion, says the president of Huawei's carrier business group, as the company fights against a Brit backlash.
Turkcell Leaps to Huawei's Defense
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2/6/2019  |  Post a comment
Turkish mobile operator describes claims against Huawei as 'uncorroborated' and says it will continue its relationship with the Chinese vendor.
Re-Ingenu: An IoT Startup Is Born Yet Again
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2/5/2019  |  2 comments
Can a new management team touting a bold new business plan persuade investors to give the IoT startup another chance?
Why Ericsson Is Joining the ORAN Alliance
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2/4/2019  |  Post a comment
The ORAN Alliance is supposed to be about ending the dominance of the big kit vendors in the radio access network. So why has the Swedish equipment giant just become a member?
Nokia Plots Job Cuts Outside Europe
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2/1/2019  |  Post a comment
Finnish equipment maker is trying to reduce annual costs to hit profitability targets for the 2020 fiscal year.
Elliott Ups Telecom Italia Stake as It Battles Vivendi for Control
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1/31/2019  |  Post a comment
Activist investor raises stake in Italian phone incumbent in a move slammed by rival shareholder Vivendi as 'opportunistic.'
Nokia CEO Warns of Sluggish 5G Growth in 2019
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1/31/2019  |  Post a comment
Nokia finishes the 2018 year on a high note but warns of a slow first quarter and a 'flattish' market this year among ongoing 5G challenges.


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