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Huawei is losing another friend in Europe, if press reports that it has been shown the door by Italy’s TIM prove to be correct. The Italian incumbent is squeezing Huawei out of its 5G RAN contract, Reuters reported on Thursday, citing the usual unnamed sources and crediting Italian financial daily Il Sole 24 Ore as
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5G will mandate extensive product catalog capabilities for supporting new business models, use of network resources and for engaging with external ecosystems and third party partners, in order to effectively monetize new opportunities. Read this white paper to understand: Disparate product catalogs hold back innovation 5G will accelerate the evolution of CSP business models An
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Satellite company SpaceX has received permission to halve the altitude at which its low earth orbit satellites float. SpaceX is run by US zillionaire Elon Musk, who is an early leader in the LEO market, having already lobbed over a thousand satellites, which deliver broadband to underserved areas, into orbit already. Those exist at a
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Telecoms.com periodically invites expert third parties to share their views on the industry’s most pressing issues. In this piece Phil Siveter, Nokia CEO for UK & Ireland, gives us the Nokia perspective on the importance of automation in telecoms networks. The world is at a key inflection point whereby intelligent technology is freeing humans from
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Orange posted a fairly solid set of first-quarter results on Thursday, all things considered, but it was hard not to notice the fly in the ointment that is its Spanish operation. The telco is starting to see some green shoots of recovery in a market characterised by aggressive competition, but while executives insisted it will
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Nascent US MNO Dish is the latest telecoms company to go all-in on the public cloud, entrusting Amazon Web Services to handle its entire 5G network. This arrangement would appear to take the telecoms/public cloud dynamic to a new level with everything to do with the Dish 5G network, including the non-hardware components of its
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Consumer advice outfit Which has published the results of its annual customer satisfaction survey, which revealed UK MVNO customers are its happiest. The four MNOs, which serve the vast majority of UK mobile customers, did relatively badly, with best-placed O2 still only managing fifth place among 15 providers surveyed. Three was the lowest of them,
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The autopilot function of smart electric cars made by Tesla is under intense scrutiny following a recent fatal accident. Last week Tesla boss Elon Musk noted his cars with autopilot engaged have a much lower chance of having an accident than the average vehicle. “Because every Tesla is connected, we’re able to use the billions
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The C-band (or midband) is considered the “waterfront property” of RF spectrum for 5G. It offers the best compromise between RF coverage and RF bandwidth and Providers are investing heavily on C-band 5G deployment to deliver the coverage and capacity that 5G use cases need. While C-band is the best RF spectrum for 5G deployments,
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The biggest takeaway from Q1 reporting season is that in this, the 5G rollout phase, the impetus remains with the tower providers rather than the mobile operators themselves. Crown Castle this week boosted its full-year outlook on the back of a strong set of first-quarter numbers that showed, amongst other things, that it is benefiting
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Mavenir is making headlines, announcing a new OpenRAN development centre in the UK, scoring a $500 million investment from Koch Industries and even getting a new logo. The software vendor’s development centre is in Swindon, a stone’s throw, relatively speaking, from the OpenRAN Test and Integration Lab that Vodafone plans to launch at its Newbury
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Telecoms.com periodically invites expert third parties to share their views on the industry’s most pressing issues. In this piece James Gray, Managing Director, Graystone Strategy shares his further thoughts in the Canadian MVNO market. Recently I put the finishing touches to a blog looking at the competitive landscape in the Canadian mobile market, one that’s
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Lucky VM broadband punters in Southampton and Manchester could be set for blistering download speeds if the latest trials are anything to go by. VM is describing them as ‘proof-of-concept trials’ in which engineers hooked up existing domestic fibre connections to its new Hub 4 router, which comes as standard with its Gig1 broadband service.
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Telecoms.com periodically invites expert third parties to share their views on the industry’s most pressing issues. In this piece Marco Hogewoning, Manager of Public Policy & Internet Governance at the RIPE NCC, looks at what it will take for satellite connectivity to become commercially successful. The satellite Internet industry has taken off at great speed
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While many things slowed down for businesses during the pandemic, digital transformation was not one of them. A McKinsey Global Survey of executives finds, for example, that companies accelerated the digitization of their customer and supply-chain interactions by three to four years and the share of digital or digitally enabled products by an astonishing seven
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In his final letter to shareholders as CEO of Amazon, Jeff Bezos looked back on the achievements during his tenure, laid out visions on multiple fronts for the company, and defended its track record in labour relations. In keeping with his annual pattern, Jeff Bezos penned a letter to Amazon’s shareholders. What’s different from the
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The US House of Representatives has given the thumbs-up to a report that recommends a raft of legal measures designed to curb the power of Big Tech. The ‘Final Report on Investigation of Competition in Digital Markets’ runs to no less than 450 pages. Essentially it asks whether the US tech giants have become too
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