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Ailing Nokia courted by Deutsche Telekom for open RAN boost

A merger isn't a viable option for the Finnish vendor, and asset sales would be hard to justify. What about an open RAN push?

Get ready for a big speed boost to 5G

Will 5G go up to 10 Gbit/s? The application of networking technologies, including carrier aggregation across wide stretches of spectrum, could get us there... at some point.

Dish pitches à la carte option to Altitude TV

In open offer, Dish proposes to offer Altitude at a price set by the regional sports network, with 100% of revenues going to Altitude. Altitude reportedly called such an at-will deal 'a death knell' to the RSN biz.

RDK Americas Summit canceled over coronavirus concerns

Event focused on the open source platform for set-top boxes and broadband gateways was set to take place at the new Comcast Technology Center in Philadelphia and expected to draw more than 450 attendees.

ZTE eyes China gain from Nokia pain

Still alive and kicking after its run-in with US authorities, the Chinese vendor can look forward to some home comforts this year.

Telstra slashes top NBN speed, hints at 5G FWA

The Australian operator has blamed service changes on NBN Co, the operator of the country's controversial wholesale network.

The best wireless provider in the US could come from... Mexico?

TracFone, the largest MVNO in the US, recently hinted at a service called SmartSIM. If TracFone does indeed launch such an offering, what would it look like?

Deutsche Telekom, SK Telecom plan indoor 5G trial

The telco partners aim to tackle the knotty problem of providing reliable 5G coverage inside buildings, with SK supplying 5G repeaters to the German operator.

Eurobites: Deutsche Telekom and friends claim 5G network-slicing first

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson's spectrum-sharing offering goes on sale; Nokia deploys 5G private network for Lufthansa; Orange gets satellite assist.

Edge and enterprise 5G the star turns at Omdia's Future Vision event

Light Reading's Iain Morris and Ray Le Maistre discuss two of the key topics discussed at Omdia's Future Vision event in London – telco edge computing opportunities and 5G enterprise services.

Nokia hires advisers for possible asset sales or a merger – reports

Nokia is reportedly in the process of evaluating options including asset sales and mergers, following profit warnings from the vendor earlier this month.

Powering 5G cell sites may rack up big costs for operators

It takes nearly double the amount of energy to power a 5G cell site using a massive MIMO antenna than it does a 4G cell site.

T-Mobile conducts layoffs in prepaid business

According to people familiar with the company, T-Mobile has cut a number of jobs in its prepaid Metro by T-Mobile business.

AT&T's FirstNet buildout nears completion, albeit with some hiccups

AT&T said it's roughly 75% finished with its FirstNet network buildout, ahead of schedule. But some of the company's vendors and partners aren't exactly lined up with that progress.

Cable operators and edge computing: Where and why?

Cable providers need to ask themselves some basic questions about edge computing so they can start developing strategies for leveraging this critical technology.

Altice USA hooks up with Apple

Cable op has launched a streaming video app for the Apple TV along with a promo that lets customers finance the purchase of an Apple TV 4K box and get a free year of the Apple TV+ subscription VoD service.

Huawei unveils alternative to Google's apps suite

Chinese vendor unveils Huawei Mobile Services (HMS), its own suite of apps and services.

Deutsche Telekom, Intel breakthrough piles open RAN pressure onto big vendors

The German operator and its partners may have found a way of compensating for the performance shortcomings of general-purpose processors.

Cellnex and Bouygues Telecom seal fiber deal to support 5G

Agreement on creation of French joint venture comes as mobile tower provider reports 15% increase in 2019 revenue to surpass the €1 billion threshold.

Eurobites: Nokia goes a-slicing

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Arm notches up record chip shipments in Q4; French operators bid for 5G spectrum; no tin hats required, UK 5G basestation tests find.

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