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Eurobites: Ericsson, BT and Telia join new climate-change club

Also in today's EMEA regional round: ancient telly wipes out Welsh broadband; Telefónica's connectivity fires up 'digitalized shopping center' in Spain; Swisscom turns blue.

With 'Gig 2,' Virgin Media sees way to double broadband speeds

The UK cable operator has already promised a gigabit-speed connection across its entire network by the end of next year. It is now eyeing a service that is twice as fast.

Microsoft snaps up Bethesda Softworks for $7.5B

Software giant to buy ZeniMax Media, the parent company of the game developer and publisher.

Here's how Indian telcos are preparing for 5G

India will not auction 5G spectrum until next year but its operators are preparing for the technology in other ways.

Activist investor nabs 20M shares of Comcast

Trian Fund Management said it believes Comcast's stock is undervalued and has recently begun 'constructive discussions' with Comcast's management team.

US military looks to use DSS for 5G spectrum sharing

The Pentagon is considering using DSS technology to share the 3100-3550MHz spectrum band with commercial users. The issue again raises the potential for a wholesale 5G network.

Quibi exploring possible sale – report

The struggling short-form premium streaming service is pursuing strategic options, says The Wall Street Journal.

Orange still has little use for NB-IoT

The French operator continues to prefer other technologies to the cellular standard that generated so much excitement just a few years ago.

Telekom Deutschland plans 3G sunset in summer 2021

Operator curiously claims 3G is headed toward a 'well-earned retirement.'

Utility giant Xcel to test private LTE network with Motorola Solutions

After shuttering its WiMAX effort, utility provider Xcel Energy is now testing a private wireless LTE network with spectrum from Anterix and equipment from Motorola Solutions.

South Korean operators team up with AWS, Google for MEC

South Korea is becoming a mobile edge testbed, with each of its three telcos forging an alliance with different global partners.

More spectrum the key to DOCSIS 4.0

Beefing up capacity to 1.2GHz and up to 1.8GHz is a primary driver for the new CableLabs specs. Meanwhile, SCTE has already kicked off standards focused on a future move to 3GHz.

Eurobites: Drillisch shares slide after profits warning

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Enet facilitates Brodynt's entry into Ireland; CityFibre bolsters buildout with Bechtel; Saudi Arabia pins hopes on digital transformation.

EC pins recovery hopes on 5G and supercomputing

The European Commission recommends the adoption of a common approach to the deployment of 5G networks.

Omdia's James Crawshaw: 5G will drive OSS market recovery

The most advanced 5G features anticipated by network operators, like network slicing, will require OSS systems to be modernized and expanded, says Omdia Principal Analyst James Crawshaw.

Iliad targets Pole position with €3.5B Play takeover

The enfant terrible of the French telecom market is looking further east for its next growth opportunity.

NBCU's Peacock soon to run wild on Roku

New deal will bring NBCU's Peacock service to Roku's platform and pave the way for NBCU content to be offered on the ad-supported The Roku Channel.

AT&T, Verizon team to stop T-Mobile from getting more 5G spectrum

AT&T and Verizon are mobilizing against a spectrum-leasing deal between T-Mobile and Columbia Capital. But the upcoming C-band auction is at the heart of the issue.

Omdia's Pablo Tomasi: 5G importance in private networks

Omdia Senior Analyst Pablo Tomasi says 5G won't be the main technology in private networks for a few years, but the 5G discussions in some verticals are moving the needle on planning and purchasing.

Versa takes SD-WAN south of the border with MCM

Versa CMO Mike Wood says the entire Latin American region is the 'next major growth area' for SD-WAN.

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