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Nokia, Ericsson start winning Huawei replacement deals

Viaero said it would cost $300 million to replace Huawei's equipment in its network. Union Wireless put that figure at $110 million. Now, Nokia and Ericsson are sweeping up those deals.

Recalibrating valuations in the private wireless industry

A utility provider covering Kansas and Missouri just announced plans to deploy its own private wireless LTE network, and it's spending $30 million on the spectrum licenses alone.

Logix Fiber links up with Versa on SD-WAN

This is the first SD-WAN service Logix is deploying; executives say security, network visibility and application prioritization are among key features.

Windstream CMO: SD-WAN stalled, not squashed, by pandemic

Concerns around cost and ease of use stalled SD-WAN deployments for remote workers, but the tide is turning as remote access tools improve and enterprises budget for a long-term distributed workforce.

Eurobites: CityFibre raises further £1.1B to take the fiber fight to BT

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: A1 Austria takes Offensity across Europe; BT's fancy new digs in Brum; Nokia helps spread the digital gospel in Africa.

The Leading Lights finalists: Part I

Light Reading editors discuss trends they're seeing, what's happening in the awards categories that they're judging and what they've learned from the contest entries as they dig in and prepare to announce this year's winners.

O-RAN founders keep control as big kit vendors bear the risk

The O-RAN Alliance is ensuring that technical contributions will be 'non-confidential,' but little else has changed.

T-Mobile CFO: Samsung 'has really fallen behind the eight ball'

'A lot of our customer base are very significant Samsung lovers, and so we probably saw a little bit more of the supply chain issue there,' said T-Mobile CFO Peter Osvaldik.

Nokia return will not end doubts about O-RAN

Changes made by the specifications group have satisfied the Finnish equipment vendor, but they remain unclear to the wider world.

Ericsson says China divestment is not linked to local 5G setbacks

The transfer of R&D assets in Nanjing is about cutting back on investment in legacy technologies so it can prioritize 5G, says the Swedish firm.

Light Reading Recap: Week ending Sept. 10

Last week's telecom news highlights included more trouble for Norwegian operator Telenor as it moves away from Myanmar. We also muse about the changing shape of Verizon's deal with the NFL and why 5G networks are still struggling to prove their worth to consumers.

Eurobites: Facebook's smart glasses trigger privacy fears in Italy – report

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom lands new deal with Asahi; BT enters the quantum realm; MTN gets an upgrade from Nokia.

Verizon's Peselli on enterprises' evolving network consumption model

Massimo Peselli explains how customers can utilize Verizon's cloud to reduce the hardware needed to support their network operations, and how 5G is advancing the network-as-a-service approach.

DT plans German sovereign cloud – with Google

New joint offering from T-Systems and Google Cloud to start in mid-2022.

Trouble for Telenor in selling up Myanmar business

Norway's Telenor finds exiting Myanmar trickier than expected, with the ruling junta disposed to reject the $105 million sale to Lebanon's Mikati brothers.

US charges former Ericsson employee over bribery scheme

Federal indictment charges former employee for alleged role in a scheme to pay about $2.1 million in bribes.

UK should focus on chip design, says top chipmaker

Chipmakers need access to skilled migrant labor and public funding shouldn't squeeze out private investment, says a semiconductor industry manifesto.

Lumen's Mike Benjamin: An old RAT with new tricks

The new iteration of ReverseRAT includes web camera access and the ability to steal files via USB drives, explains Lumen's Mike Benjamin.

Telecom Italia builds bid for national cloud hub

Telecom Italia and three partners are angling for a €900 million contract to build a national cloud hub, paid for by the EU and using licensed Big Tech.

O-RAN Alliance: Open by name, closed by nature, reckons Europe

The group that defines specifications for open RAN wants to be treated like a standards body, but it does not appear to meet the WTO's criteria.

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