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.
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.
This is the first SD-WAN service Logix is deploying; executives say security, network visibility and application prioritization are among key features.
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.
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.
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.
The O-RAN Alliance is ensuring that technical contributions will be 'non-confidential,' but little else has changed.
'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.
Changes made by the specifications group have satisfied the Finnish equipment vendor, but they remain unclear to the wider world.
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.
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.
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.
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.
New joint offering from T-Systems and Google Cloud to start in mid-2022.
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.
Federal indictment charges former employee for alleged role in a scheme to pay about $2.1 million in bribes.
Chipmakers need access to skilled migrant labor and public funding shouldn't squeeze out private investment, says a semiconductor industry manifesto.
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 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.
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.