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The inside story on why UnaBiz bought Sigfox and what it did next

In the year since the takeover, UnaBiz CEO Henri Bong has been slashing costs, shredding the old business model and eyeing convergence with other IoT technologies.

Open RAN still needs to prove itself, says Fujitsu

Japanese vendor Fujitsu acknowledges open RAN equipment is still struggling for commercial credibility.

Lynk inks New Zealand deals seeking cash to grow satellite fleet

Lynk Global has secured two new MNO partners in New Zealand as it seeks investment to grow satellite fleet and improve coverage reliability.

EE ramps up 4G small cell rollout to over 600 sites

UK mobile operator EE indicates that hundreds more small cells are to be rolled out in the coming months while 5G small cell trials are also in progress.

Eurobites: Gigaclear secures up to £420M in new investment – report

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT boss stuck on £1.1 million a year; Deutsche Telekom hooks up with Ivanti; Sparkle lands in Libya.

Sluggish housing move action poses more risk to US broadband growth

US housing move activity in May 2023 dipped 18% year-over-year, well below the drop-offs seen earlier in the year, Evercore ISI found in its latest analysis.

Eurobites: Telco CEOs plead their case in Brussels

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Breton highlights investment gap; Liberty Global's Telenet bid makes progress; Du deploys Nokia's fixed wireless tech.

EU mulling 5G ban for Huawei and others – report

EU officials said to be concerned about sluggish implementation of recommendations to ensure 5G networks remain secure.

Lumen's 'Quantum Fiber' push fits into grander growth plan

Lumen expects broadband revenues and subscribers to grow as it builds fiber to an additional 5-7 million locations. But some analysts are skeptical that Lumen can hit all of its long-term targets.

How would 'fair contribution' work? It wouldn't

Big Telco in Europe thinks Big Tech from the US should pay for network usage, but it shows a cluelessness on the practicalities.

More doubt cast on reported Amazon mobile talks

AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon have already denied they are in mobile discussions with Amazon, but analysts have weighed in to explain why such a deal doesn't add up for all sides.

eSIM adoption hits inflection point, says Counterpoint

Over 6 million eSIM and iSIM devices will be shipped in the next five years as Counterpoint says the market has reached a high-growth phase.

As users leak to Starlink, NBN Co weighs future satellite options

One expert calls for strategic investment in OneWeb as lower-risk option for remote broadband.

Nvidia GPU pitch to telcos is far from perfect

The chipmaker's two-for-one AI and virtual RAN deal is unlikely to make sense to operators outside the most densely populated and fiber-rich cities.

Eurobites: German antitrust agency probes Vantage's 1&1 site delays

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: WHO adopts EU's digital approach to health threats; Deutsche Telekom does more on blockchain; FAST forward for video streaming.

China bristles over proposed Huawei 5G ban in Portugal

Portugal's cybersecurity council puts forward a resolution that could exclude Huawei et al from 5G networks. China isn't happy.

Amazon talking to carriers about cheap (or free) mobile service for Prime subs – report

Dish shares spiked Friday following a Bloomberg report that Dish is among the mobile operators negotiating with Amazon. Update: AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon deny they are in such discussions.

NTT Docomo promises 'competitive' open RAN 5G product by year-end

Docomo is hoping to build a global open RAN business with pre-tested 5G gear under its new Orex brand.

Google Fiber won't 'directly' participate in government funding programs

Google Fiber is in expansion mode, but the unit apparently won't chase after funds set aside for BEAD and other rural-focused government subsidy programs. Or at least it won't pursue those dollars on its own.

Eurobites: DT dabbles in blockchain as it bolsters German mobile network

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telia sings the praises of mmWave; Vodafone wishes to save electronic waste from landfill; IoT data trading predicted to rise.

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