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Dish Network Seeks Companies to Build Its 5G Network
News Analysis | 10/21/2019

Dish Network plans to release its third RFP for its planned 5G network, this one focusing on the physical work that will be required to install its antennas on top of cell towers.

US 5G Industry to Investigate Supply Chain Security
News Analysis | 10/17/2019

The Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions is probing how to shore up security for the supply chain for 5G, action that arrives amid concerns over Chinese suppliers like Huawei and ZTE.

Ericsson lifts outlook as it targets a bigger role in China
News Analysis | 10/17/2019

Swedish equipment vendor expects 2020 sales to be at least 9% higher than last year's figure and has also raised guidance for profitability.

Huawei Brushes Aside US Blacklist as It Boosts Sales 24%
News Analysis | 10/16/2019

Chinese equipment giant posts dramatic growth in numbers despite US penalties.

Quectel Claims 5G Data Call With Millimeter-Wave IoT Module
News Analysis | 10/15/2019

Quectel tests 5G IoT mmWave module, AsusTek slated to use it in next-gen laptops.

Apple's 5G Modem Pegged for a 2022 Introduction
News Analysis | 10/14/2019

Apple is reportedly planning to release a 5G modem as early as 2022, possibly joining Samsung and Huawei in that select group and align with Apple's push to become a vertically integrated company.

India Opens 5G Door to Huawei at IMC
News Analysis | 10/14/2019

Authorities have allowed the controversial Chinese vendor to participate in demos at an industry event, suggesting it may be allowed into the country's 5G market.

Europe Sounds Alarm About 'Single Supplier' 5G Deals
News Analysis | 10/10/2019

Recent deals signed by the likes of Telia, Three and Telecom Italia are under an uncomfortable spotlight after the publication of a new report about 5G security.

5G Will Save Semiconductor Industry, IHS Predicts
News Analysis | 10/8/2019

The global semiconductor industry is nearing the trough of a massive decline due to oversupply issues, but according to a new report from IHS Markit | Technology, 5G will help rectify the situation.

Telia Norway goes all Ericsson on 5G and dumps Huawei
News Analysis | 10/8/2019

The Norwegian operator will eventually have an all-Ericsson radio access network for all the different technologies, a senior executive tells Light Reading.

US May Fund Ericsson, Nokia in Huawei Fight – Report
News Analysis | 10/8/2019

The Trump administration is also taking a close interest in open RAN technologies, and proponents such as Altiostar, as it looks to support alternatives to the Chinese equipment giant.

Vodafone CEO 'Fast Tracks' OpenRAN in Challenge to Ericsson, Huawei, Nokia
News Analysis | 10/7/2019

One of the telecom's industry's top executives is backing trials of open RAN technology as a way of bringing more competition into the network market.

For Trump's Attack Dogs, There's No Stopping Huawei
News Analysis | 10/4/2019

Most governments and operators have shown little inclination to heed US warnings about the consequences of using Chinese suppliers.

Mavenir opens radio R&D unit in Ericsson's backyard
News Analysis | 10/3/2019

When the time came to open a new R&D facility focused on radio technology, the US software company could find no better place than Stockholm.

Facebook's TIP Is Desperate to Add Friends
News Analysis | 10/3/2019

Three and a half years after its birth, the Telecom Infra Project is trying to be more collaborative than confrontational.

Six Months of 5G: What We've Learned From South Korea
News Analysis | 10/2/2019

What has gone well and what has gone badly for South Korea's early 5G movers?

MediaTek Readies 5G SoC for 2020
News Analysis | 9/25/2019

The 5G chip market is going to get more crowded in the first half of 2020.

T-Mobile Relies on LTE for 5G Launch
DanoVision | 9/25/2019

New tests of T-Mobile's 5G network in New York City raise plenty of questions about how exactly it works. However, the operator is pushing aside those questions and instead is embarking on a 5G advertising campaign against Verizon.

Orange Issues Plea for Help With O-RAN Integration
News Analysis | 9/24/2019

The test process and integration efforts associated with Open RAN deployments are overwhelming, so the industry needs to engage in collaborative, joint test schemes that cut out duplicated effort, says Orange exec. The good news is, China Mobile's on the case…

How to Shrink the Bill for Your Chinese Takeout
News Analysis | 9/24/2019

Service providers forced or keen to replace Huawei in their 5G networks might now have several options for reducing the cost.

Huawei Positions Itself for Age of Big Computing
News Analysis | 9/18/2019

The Chinese vendor says it is ready to sate incredible demand for artificially intelligent computing with its line-up of processors.

Made in China, by a Swedish Robot: Ericsson Gets Smart in Nanjing
News Analysis | 9/17/2019

The Swedish telecom equipment maker has been automating one of its Chinese factories as part of an ongoing efficiency drive and overhaul of its global supply chain.

Shipments of Bluetooth-Enabled IoT Devices to Surpass Smartphones in 2024
News Analysis | 9/13/2019

The share of IoT devices will rise as smartphones fall, says ABI.

Huawei Eyes Sale of 5G Assets to Western Rival – Economist
News Analysis | 9/12/2019

Chinese vendor is prepared to sell its 5G knowhow, says the company's founder in his latest interview.

From X to Zzzzz: Apple's iPhone 11 faces an uphill struggle
Morris Lore | 9/10/2019

The gadget company's latest device seems unlikely to reinvigorate iPhone sales amid consumer apathy and growing competition.

Everactive Offers Battery-Less Power for IIoT
News Analysis | 9/10/2019

Everactive is looking to solve what it claims is a major problem for industrial IoT – the need to replace batteries.

China Spices Things Up With 2-Become-1 5G Plan
News Analysis | 9/10/2019

Two of China's operators will come together to build a single 5G network that could be a game changer for the global industry.

Trump is losing the European war against Huawei
Morris Lore | 9/9/2019

US efforts to have the controversial Chinese vendor banned from Europe's 5G networks are failing.

Australia's Huawei Ban Is Hurting TPG & 5G
News Analysis | 9/6/2019

A decision to exclude Chinese vendors from the 5G market on grounds of security has taken a heavy toll on TPG and could put Australian 5G at risk.

Rakuten Delays Launch of Cloud-Native Network
News Analysis | 9/6/2019

The Japanese ecommerce giant is delaying the launch of services on its mobile network over performance concerns.

Samsung Intros First Chipset With 5G Built-In
News Analysis | 9/4/2019

Samsung intros an integrated 5G processor as manufacturers prepare a new wave of 5G silicon.

New 5G Chips Put Huawei at the Forefront
News Analysis | 9/4/2019

China's biggest network equipment vendor is now emerging as a 5G chip powerhouse.

Fastweb, Wind Tre take 5G network sharing to the limit
News Analysis | 9/4/2019

A 5G network-sharing agreement between the Italian operators could help to validate network slicing and provide a new paradigm for Europe's ailing service providers.

Qualcomm Looks to a Multimode – & More Competitive – Future
News Analysis | 9/4/2019

Qualcomm is planning for a multimode 5G future as it faces up to more competition and reduced sales to Huawei.

AT&T's American Tower Deal Hints at Progress in Tower Play
News Analysis | 9/3/2019

AT&T inked a new, long-term deal with US tower giant American Tower. While the details of the deal remain unclear, it appears to signal some movement in AT&T's broader tower strategy.

Handset Slump Stymies ZTE Recovery
News Analysis | 8/28/2019

ZTE may be back in the black but its handset sales have fallen off a cliff.

ZTE H1 Profits Up, but Sales Stuck in a Rut
News Analysis | 8/27/2019

As it focuses more on developing its own components, cost-cutting is helping ZTE report improving profits but its revenues are not as impressive.

Huawei Spending $1.5B Annually on AI Development
News Analysis | 8/23/2019

The Chinese equipment giant is now ramping up its investments in artificial intelligence.

China's 5G Market Has Teething Trouble
News Analysis | 8/23/2019

China's operators are being driven toward network-sharing partnerships to pay for the rollout of 5G networks.

The murky status of Russian 5G
News Analysis | 8/22/2019

Behind the shady goings-on in Putin's state may lie a plan for Russian control of 5G technology. That would be a scary development for the country's big mobile operators.

Huawei bans and spectrum delays hit 5G plans in Australia, New Zealand
News Analysis | 8/21/2019

Operators in Australia and New Zealand have been forced to use existing spectrum and Western equipment vendors.

Russia's MTS still in no hurry on 5G
News Analysis | 8/21/2019

Even if it had the spectrum, Russia's biggest operator says there is no demand for 5G and therefore no need for an aggressive expansion.

Huawei Slams US Blacklisting of Affiliates
News Analysis | 8/20/2019

Chinese vendor lashes out at latest US measures while insisting that its business has not been affected.

US Component Makers Should Plan for Life Without Huawei
Morris Lore | 8/19/2019

Harsh weekend words from Trump and prolonged uncertainty will spur the Chinese equipment maker as it tries to become more self-reliant. Its US suppliers should plan accordingly.

Here's What Trump's Huawei Ban Cost US Firms in Q2
News Analysis | 8/16/2019

Several US companies put a dollar amount on the losses they incurred from President Trump's Huawei ban. Here's the tally.

Another Huawei Scandal, Another Denial
News Analysis | 8/15/2019

China's controversial equipment giant denies hacking into phones in Africa at the behest of political strongmen.

How 5G & the Trade War Are Ringing the Changes for Ericsson
News Analysis | 8/14/2019

The Swedish vendor is changing the way it delivers products and shifting production facilities.

China Unicom Seeks 5G Ally to Cope With Buildout
News Analysis | 8/14/2019

Revenues are down, spending is up, and 5G is on the horizon: A partner could ease the pressure for one of China's big players.

5G: Too Big Even for China?
News Analysis | 8/13/2019

The vast costs of 5G rollout are weighing heavily on Chinese telcos.

Huawei Decision to Show if BoJo Is Presidential Poodle or British Bulldog
Morris Lore | 8/13/2019

The question of what to do about Huawei will show UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson why a no-deal Brexit is fraught with peril.

Japan's Rakuten Mobile to avoid grand entrance in October
News Analysis | 8/9/2019

It has made a noise about its revolutionary network approach, but the Japanese company will make a low-key entry into the mobile market in October.

Things Are Getting Desperate in the 5G Small Cell Sector
News Analysis | 8/7/2019

Pushed by federal and state legislation designed to speed up the small cell approval process, some cities are gearing up for an application explosion. And vendors are pushing things along with lawsuits.

Ericsson, Nokia at front of queue for Orange 5G contracts
News Analysis | 8/6/2019

The Nordic vendors built the French incumbent's domestic mobile network and that means they are likely to become its 5G suppliers too.

Chinese Fight Losing Battle With Fake Basestations
News Analysis | 8/6/2019

The curiously Chinese phenomenon of fake basestations is a long-running problem for the country's authorities.

Vietnam Puts 5G on Fast Track
News Analysis | 8/1/2019

Vietnam wants to be among the front ranks of operators bringing 5G technology to market and plans to rely on some local designs in preference to international suppliers.

Qualcomm Hangs Hope on 5G in 2020 as Sales Weaken in Q3
News Analysis | 8/1/2019

Qualcomm is expecting 2020 to be a year of 5G, as its sales falter in fiscal Q3 2019.

The iPhone Is Going the Way of the iPod
Morris Lore | 7/31/2019

For the first time in a long time, most of Apple's revenues did not come from the sale of smartphones.

Huawei Defies US Ban With 23% Lift in H1 Revenue
News Analysis | 7/30/2019

Smartphones power the Chinese vendor's first-half results, but doubts about its operating system cloud the future.

Is Light Communications a Solution in Search of a Problem?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 7/30/2019

LiFi is the latest effort to bring optical wireless communications into the commercial communications networking fold.

Apple Buys Intel's 5G Modem Biz for $1B
News Analysis | 7/25/2019

As expected, Apple will pay $1 billion for Intel's 5G smartphone modem business. The real question is when Apple might replace Qualcomm's chips with its own.

South Korean Telcos Count Cost of 5G but Talk Up New Services
News Analysis | 7/25/2019

South Korea's pioneering 5G operators are looking at a fall in profit after racing 5G to market. But fear not – 'immersive' apps are on the way.

Nokia warns of possible China pullback as support for local vendors grows
News Analysis | 7/25/2019

Finnish vendor is assessing its China strategy as local operators turn increasingly to Huawei and ZTE.

Vodafone, O2 Eye Towers Sale to Aid 5G Rollout
News Analysis | 7/24/2019

UK mobile operators firm up their plans for the sharing of 5G equipment and begin exploring 'monetization' options for their Cornerstone business.

BoJo Leadership Threatens Huawei & UK's Fiber Future
Morris Lore | 7/24/2019

The mischievous Boris Johnson, who becomes the UK's prime minister today, is a dilemma for the country's telecom chiefs.

Huawei Breached US Sanctions by Selling Gear to North Korea – Report
News Analysis | 7/23/2019

Latest charges against the Chinese equipment giant will be hard for the Trump administration to ignore.

Huawei Culls US R&D Workforce, Blames Trade Restrictions
News Analysis | 7/23/2019

Around 70% of Futurewei's employees will lose their jobs, the Chinese equipment giant has confirmed, with US trade restrictions to blame.

Apple Could Pay $1B for Intel's Smartphone Assets – WSJ
News Analysis | 7/23/2019

iPhone maker in 'advanced' discussions to acquire modem chip assets from Intel as it looks to become more self-reliant.

Huawei Gets Brexit Treatment as UK Delays Decision
News Analysis | 7/22/2019

UK politicians do what they do best – and put off making a decision about the Chinese vendor's role in the country's 5G networks.

Huawei Ban Would Hurt 5G Security, Say UK MPs
News Analysis | 7/19/2019

UK politicians say the country's next prime minister will have to make a quick decision about Huawei and that restrictions would have an impact on security.

NB-IoT Gains Early Commercial Traction in the US
News Analysis | 7/17/2019

Early NB-IoT services from T-Mobile, and more action from AT&T and Verizon as narrowband IoT starts its initial growth in the US.

Huawei Dispute Has Put Global Supply Chain at Breaking Point
Morris Lore | 7/16/2019

With the Chinese vendor now developing alternatives to US suppliers, and Ericsson moving production closer to its customers, the telecom world order is under serious threat.

Huawei Prepares for Possible Life Without US Suppliers
News Analysis | 7/15/2019

Chinese equipment giant confirms it is developing alternatives to US suppliers and limiting the amount of US technology in its products.

Qualcomm Gets Busy With Its 9205 Cellular IoT Modem
News Analysis | 7/15/2019

Qualcomm talks up 16 design wins for its cellular IoT modem.

The Spectral Efficiency Twilight Zone
Morris Lore | 7/12/2019

Operators desperately need 5G's 'spectral efficiency' to cope with a data tsunami. Just don't expect it to boost profits.

For Cell Phone Tower Owners, the Wall Street Party May Be Ending
News Analysis | 7/12/2019

Cell tower owners including SBA, American Tower and Crown Castle have been enjoying lots of love on Wall Street. But the good times might be over, according to some analysts.

Too Little, Too Late for BSNL, MTNL Revival?
News Analysis | 7/11/2019

India's government has proposed a rescue deal for its state-backed operators, but their survival remains in doubt.

Ericsson Warns of No-Deal Brexit Threat to UK and European Telecom
News Analysis | 7/9/2019

Swedish kit giant says a Brexit on no terms would leave the telecom industries in both the UK and Europe worse off.

Vodafone, Three Expect No Huawei Ban in UK
News Analysis | 7/4/2019

The chances of a complete 5G ban on the Chinese equipment giant look remote, as far as two of the UK's mobile network operators are concerned.

DT Rushes High-Priced 5G to Market for Samsung-Loving Urbanites
News Analysis | 7/4/2019

German incumbent becomes the first operator in the country to launch 5G services, but customers outside a few urban hotspots will have to wait.

Why Huawei's Addition to the Entity List Is the Pandora's Box of Telecoms
Shades of Ray | 7/2/2019

No matter what the US and China agree from now on, the dynamics of the global telecoms technology supply chain have changed forever.

Three UK Eyes Standalone 5G for Coverage Boost
News Analysis | 7/2/2019

The UK's smallest mobile network operator is preparing for a shift from the non-standalone to the standalone version of 5G technology.

Huawei's IP Update Shows Why US Critics Are Scared
Morris Lore | 7/1/2019

A white paper from the Chinese vendor is supposed to show Huawei respects intellectual property. It seems likely to further unnerve Huawei's critics.

Huaweigate Latest: Trump's U-Turn & Weldon's Whoopsie
Morris Lore | 7/1/2019

Donald Trump's U-turn on Huawei proves this US president lacks any conviction and will not silence the Chinese vendor's critics.

Trump Offers Hope to Huawei's US Suppliers
News Analysis | 6/29/2019

Meeting with China's President Xi leads to Huawei statement as part of broader trade war truce, but caveats look likely.

Huawei Ban at Heart of US/China Trade Talk Pitch – WSJ
News Analysis | 6/27/2019

China's president will demand an end to the ban on US tech sales to Huawei as part of a broader trade agreement, reports the Wall Street Journal.

With US Firms Skirting Ban, Huawei Exec Sees Business as Usual
News Analysis | 6/26/2019

Top executive at the Chinese vendor plays down the impact of US trade restrictions but declines to share details of current chip supply partners.

US to Get New Ericsson Factory – but Not Many Jobs
News Analysis | 6/26/2019

As the trade war between the US and China continues to rage, the Swedish vendor is ramping up US production. But automation is the priority.

Ericsson, Nokia Prepared for Any US Ban on China-Made Gear
News Analysis | 6/24/2019

Europe's big equipment makers say they have diversified their supply chains to cope with possible risks such as US restrictions on China-made gear.

For UK 5G Users, the Only Way Is Huawei
News Analysis | 6/24/2019

The UK's 5G lead owes everything to a Chinese equipment vendor that might eventually be banned from the market.

Nokia Boasts 5 'Live' 5G Networks as Huawei Hits 120K Shipments
News Analysis | 6/20/2019

Finnish vendor hits back at criticism about the commercial readiness of its 5G technology, while China's Huawei flags three-fold growth in basestation shipments since February.

Nokia CEO Finds Positive Spin in Long 5G Game
CxO Spotlight | 6/20/2019

Being more like Shane Warne than Ian Botham could serve Rajeev Suri well in the nascent 5G market.

BT & Vodafone Rally Around Huawei
News Analysis | 6/19/2019

Two of the UK's big mobile operators urge authorities not to ban Huawei after a government minister said US moves had complicated a final decision about the Chinese vendor's role.

Apple Could Ship a 5G iPhone by 2020 – Report
News Analysis | 6/17/2019

Apple will use Qualcomm modems for 5G initially, but it is expected to deliver its own 5G modem by 2022 or 2023, according to a financial analyst watching the space.

Huawei Exploiting Loophole to Buy Gear From US Suppliers – Analyst
News Analysis | 6/14/2019

The Chinese equipment vendor is redesigning optical systems to use 'second-best' components, says analyst at MKM Partners.

KT Claims 400K of South Korea's 1M 5G Subs
News Analysis | 6/13/2019

South Korean telco claims a 40% share of the country's nascent 5G market, giving it 400,000 customers just a few months after launch.

5G Rush Has Tripped Up the Industry
Morris Lore | 6/11/2019

After approving plans to fast-track 5G, the industry has faced interoperability problems, spectrum constraints and 5G apathy. What was it all for?

Cisco's CEO: We Shouldn't Take Advantage of Huawei
News Analysis | 6/11/2019

Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins said that he has warned the company's sales team not to use Huawei's ongoing troubles as leverage in their sales efforts.

Ericsson Ups 5G Forecast by 400M Subs
News Analysis | 6/11/2019

5G is on a roll, says Ericsson, forecasting nearly 2 billion subscriptions in the next five years.

Ericsson, Nokia Boast 5G Wins Against Each Other, but Fail to Stop Huawei
News Analysis | 6/11/2019

Europe's biggest telecom equipment vendors have turned up the heat in the 5G marketing battle as they struggle to capitalize on Huawei's misfortunes.

China Finally Lights Its 5G Fire
News Analysis | 6/6/2019

China's government issued commercial 5G licenses to the nation's three main mobile operators as well as China Broadcasting Network Corp., paving the way for the country to engage in a massive buildout.

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