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Dish Network officially teams up with Rakuten

Dish Network said it will use Rakuten Symphony's observability framework to collect telemetry data from its network functions in order to support the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning.

Telefónica turns to Wipro for 5GC automation in Germany, Brazil

If all goes to plan, Spanish group will then roll out Indian tech firm's CI/CD/CT solution to Spain and the UK.

Eurobites: Telefónica does some blue-skies thinking on broadband

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Kcom uses ADVA's optical transport; Enea lands private network gig in Taiwan; Brits love drones, says BT research.

How COVID-19 derailed edge computing

Prior to the pandemic, EdgeMicro, Vapor IO, MobiledgeX, Alef and others had grand plans to support edge computing across the country and world. But COVID-19 Internet traffic spikes changed those plans.

Prickly Deutsche Telekom boss wants hyperscaler deals curbed

US tech giants are buying the companies that telcos use to 'digitize' their core infrastructure, and the CEO of Europe's largest telco is not happy.

American Tower talks up edge while dumping cash on core data centers

American Tower said it will spend $10.1 billion to buy CoreSite Realty, one of the nation's biggest operators of data centers. The company said it hopes to eventually leverage the purchase for edge computing.

Nokia boasts of 'essential' 5G patents milestone

Finnish vendor says it now has 4,000 patent families essential to 5G standards.

Telia joins growing 5G SA club with Nokia

Rollout of 5G standalone core initially deployed in Finland. Work underway to roll out core network technology in various other Telia markets, including on its home turf in Sweden.

Vodafone UK promises a better deal for MVNOs

The UK mobile operator has made investments in a new cloud platform it says will slash startup costs and time to market for MVNO customers.

T-Mobile CEO: 5G smartphones are still the 5G killer app

T-Mobile raised expectations and said its Sprint integration is ahead of schedule. Also, its execs pounded the table on 5G dominance.

That time public cloud hyperscalers invaded MWC LA

Microsoft, Google and Amazon fielded plenty of executives at this year's MWC LA show. Their goal is to get mobile network operators to put their core network services in the cloud.

Rakuten's Tareq Amin: Conducting Symphony but changing the music

Tareq Amin, CEO of Rakuten Symphony and CTO of Rakuten Mobile, talks about his company's success in open RAN and how it plans to change the economics of building 5G networks for other operators.

Nokia shrugs off components crunch with sharp rise in profit

Finnish vendor says it could have sold more were it not for the semiconductor crisis and shows that its turnaround strategy is bearing fruit.

Ericsson's DoJ nightmare takes a new twist

Swedish vendor told it was slow to provide information relating to the US$1B payment agreement from 2019.

AT&T job cuts hit record 12K in recent quarter

The US operator is still slashing thousands of jobs as it tries to cut about $6 billion off its expenses.

Vodafone plans software blitz to cut IT spend and cloud risks

The operator is to add another 7,000 software experts to its team by 2025 as it aims for more technology independence.

Ericsson hurt by China and chips crunch, but profitability soars

Swedish equipment maker reports component problems and the loss of China business, but its gross margin is at record levels.

Left alone by US, state-backed ZTE is more profitable than ever

Free to buy American technology, the smaller of China's two equipment vendors is still on a roll.

Microsoft starts selling transport, routing services to 5G operators

Microsoft said it has built a 'well-managed, reliable, and performant' transport and routing network for its Azure cloud computing service. Now it's selling that network to 5G operators.

BT's Howard Watson: Eyeing the 'prize' of a 5G converged core

Howard Watson explains how BT plans to phase out Huawei equipment, and why it's banking on the benefits of a 5G converged core.

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