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Rakuten is dumping Red Hat's OpenStack for its own cloud tech

Following the acquisition of Robin.io in February, the Japanese company is phasing out an older platform it used to support its mobile network.

Dish's 5G targets: 40M smartphone customers and 20% of the enterprise market

Dish plans to launch postpaid services under its new Boost Infinite brand sometime in the fall but pricing details weren't revealed.

Mavenir under fire over role in Russia

The US software vendor looks tarnished by its association with investor Charles Koch, whose business has been criticized for continuing to operate in Russia.

5G transport: Supporting the cloud RAN

Heavy Reading survey research shows that — like centralized RAN (C-RAN) architectures — cloud RAN architectures are gaining momentum globally. Beneath the virtualization layer, the transport network plays a crucial role. #sponsored

Ericsson expects US fines as digital loss hits $5.6B since 2017

The Swedish company's share price took another hit after profits were also hurt by its decision to suspend business in Russia indefinitely.

Eurobites: EU and member states agree way forward on Digital Markets Act

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom stops software development in Russia; Virgin Media thinks SLAs are old hat; Orange taps Nokia for 5G core.

Vodafone admits software rebirth will be hard to deliver

The operator is competing against dozens of other companies for a pool of expensive talent and its success cannot be guaranteed.

Microsoft inches closer to fixed-mobile convergence

'You'll have one device to rule them all and won't have to carry around two mobile phones for business and personal use while still having a distinct separation between work and personal calls,' an exec boasted.

T-Mobile: Standalone 5G is helping us win enterprise share

'We're the only ones with a 5G standalone core and you really need a 5G standalone core to enable a lot of these use cases that you're hearing about,' T-Mobile CFO Peter Osvaldik said this week.

UScellular CTO updates on midband, standalone 5G

'Most of the applications on devices really can be served by 30, 50, 60 Mbit/s, no problem,' UScellular's Mike Irizarry said, noting that those are the speeds supported today by UScellular's 4G LTE network.

Vodafone UK proposes net neutrality fix for network slicing

The operator has carried out network slicing trials with Ericsson but says rules changes are needed before new services can be offered.

Rakuten's Amin targets 25% of RAN market in bid to unseat giants

The Japanese vendor's Symphony business is championing openness as it goes after a market still dominated by Huawei, Ericsson and Nokia.

Ukraine has made Huawei even more toxic for European telcos

The Chinese equipment vendor's continued involvement in Russia is awkward for its biggest European customers.

Google will do the thinking for BT in future

Artificial intelligence developed by US Big Tech will help to run the UK operator in the years ahead.

BT's Howard Watson on why the 'standalone evolution' matters

Howard Watson, CTIO of BT Group, discusses the operator's shift from non-standalone to standalone 5G, why it matters for customers and the technological hurdles to standing up a 5G core.

China Mobile: 6G needs some scientific breakthroughs

6G remains in danger of fragmentation, according to one of China Mobile's top researchers.

Eurobites: Orange names suppliers for 5G standalone rollout in Europe

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia goes a-slicing; Huawei turns Giga Green; telecom does its bit for Ukraine.

MWC22: Telecom industry comes back for MWC in Barcelona

Light Reading's Fiona Graham hits the showfloor for an update as Mobile World Congress 2022 kicks off in Barcelona.

Microsoft refines Azure sales pitch at MWC

Azure Operator Distributed Services, Azure Operator 5G Core, Azure Private 5G Core and Azure public MEC solution are among the new offerings from Microsoft.

Elisa moves closer to being powered by Google

The Finnish mobile operator has made a name for itself in automation. Now it is turning to US Big Tech for the next chapter in the story.

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