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With ZTE Equipment, Pine Belt's 4G Upgrades Hit 'Complete Standstill'

Pine Belt, a tiny wireless network operator in rural Alabama, is considering getting out of the business entirely amid US concerns over the security of its ZTE-supplied LTE network.

As 3G Shutdown Looms, AT&T's Cricket Will Require VoLTE Phones

AT&T's Cricket Wireless prepaid brand is soon going to prevent customers from activating older phones that don't support VoLTE technology. The move is part of AT&T's efforts to shut down its 3G network.

5G Boosting Revenue but Proving Complex to Manage, Says SKT

5G has come with business benefits for the South Korean operator but also led to more operational complexity.

Another Tiny Wireless Operator Is Launching 5G

Nex-Tech Wireless, which serves parts of Kansas and Colorado, will use equipment from Ericsson to launch 5G. The announcement again shines light on rural US operators that use Huawei equipment.

Leading Lights 2019 Finalists: Most Innovative Business Cloud Service

Colt Technology Services, Comcast Business and Vonage all had stand-out cloud service offerings for business customers in the past 12 months.

Can RingCentral Stay Ahead of the UCaaS Chasing Pack?

Its sales growth and stock market performance are an investor's dream, but new challenges are emerging in the fast-changing UCaaS market.

Vodafone's Holo Demo Dazzles Crowd, But Is It a Viable 5G Use Case?

Demonstrated with gusto at Vodafone's headquarters this week, holographic calling might just be the killer application that 5G craves.

Eurobites: MTN Manages H1 Growth, Despite Headwinds

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson and Vivacom do VoLTE in Bulgaria; Telefónica's Aura gaining users; Brit Internet trends.

Ovum Survey Shocker: OTT Video Calling Is More Popular Than OTT Voice

Mobile operators may find that all their investments in VoLTE and RCS are for naught as OTT providers win and they are left monetizing the data pipe.

Petty's Grievances: The 5G Hopes & Fears of Vodafone UK's CTO

The dark fiber stink, baseband software hold-ups and a virtualization impasse are just a few of the problems facing Vodafone UK as it prepares to launch 5G.

Mavenir's Billion-Dollar Blueprint

Ambitious software-only messaging and mobile core applications specialist targets major equipment vendors as it aims to become a billion-dollar business within four years.

5G Will Change How Your Smartphone Is Designed

5G smartphones using millimeter wave antennna arrays will be susceptible to so-called human blockage. Stupid humans!

Eurobites: Spotify's IPO Is a Hit

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Fox proposes Sky News sell-off; poles not towers for MTN Nigeria; MTS offers VoLTE and WiFi calling.

Eurobites: BT Openreach Introduces 'Virtual' Dark Fiber

Also in today’s EMEA regional roundup: BT launches WiFi calling and VoLTE; Telefónica, Microsoft partner on IoT; VEON scraps GTH move; Telia sells Spotify stake.

Leading Lights: Only Days Left to Enter!

Never mind the days, there are only HOURS remaining before the door closes on this year's Leading Lights awards deadline...

Telstra Automates, Builds Out Distributed Cloud to Support 5G

Australian operator is converting local exchanges into mini data centers and introducing multiple automated processes as it prepares to introduce 5G services in 2019, say key executives.

Eurobites: Nokia Goes Cloud-Native With China Unicom

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT sanguine over Premier League soccer rights; new faces at MVNO Europe; another deal for Digpro.

Ribbon Cuts Ties With Ray Dolan, Names New CEO

Ribbon, the newly named mash-up of Sonus and Genband, cuts ties with ex-Sonus boss Dolan and names Fritz Hobbs its new president and CEO.

AT&T's Lurie Leaps to Synchronoss as New CEO

The former AT&T Mobility CEO fetches up at messaging specialist Synchronoss.

Huawei Set for 'Intensive' AI Investment

As it aims to develop fully automated 'intelligent' networks, Huawei is set to significantly ramp up its investments in in-house artificial intelligence R&D, says CEO.

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