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Some CCA members fight COVID-19 by pledging 'no refund needed' on show

The coronavirus has cut significantly into some organizations' event revenues. Now, some members of the CCA have pledged to reject refunds on their trade show expenses in order to keep the association up and running.

GSMA offers sting-in-the-tail MWC refunds

Weeks after this year's show was canceled, the trade association has offered credits against the costs of future shows and, for those companies that didn't cancel, a partial cash refund.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: MWC fallout, CEO departures and satellites

Scott and Jamie are joined by Paul Nolan from CC Group PR to reflect on a tough week for telecom industry CEOs.

Deutsche Telekom, Intel breakthrough piles open RAN pressure onto big vendors

The German operator and its partners may have found a way of compensating for the performance shortcomings of general-purpose processors.

A year later, Rakuten's mobile optimism remains undimmed

Rakuten missed its 4G mobile network launch date last year, but company officials this week reiterated the Japanese company will soon turn on 'the world's first end-to-end fully virtualized cloud-native network.'

Startups and smaller companies chart paths around MWC cancellation

Companies like Parallel Wireless, Allot and Lynk are working to fill in the hole left by the cancellation of the MWC trade show in Barcelona, Spain.

Not MWC: Cisco stacks new software for mobile networks

Cisco rolls out new software stacks and automation tools to help network operators get ready for all the sweet hell that's going to be unleashed with billions of devices running on 5G.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Huawei, coronavirus and Deutsche Telekom

The coronavirus looms large in this week's pod, which isn't coming live from Barcelona.

Intel challenges Broadcom, Marvell et al. for basestation silicon dominance

Intel said it expects to become the world's leading provider of silicon for 5G basestations by next year, tapping into an opportunity the company said ought to be worth roughly $25 billion by 2023.

Not MWC: Huawei bolsters its 5G network portfolio

What was Huawei going to show off in Barcelona? Here are some of the highlights.

Eurobites: Rivals to move ahead with UK mast-sharing plan without BT – report

Also in today's regional roundup: Nokia's new customer-experience software; regulator to examine email retention charges; what we could be eating in Barcelona.

Huawei's Ding gives open RAN short shrift, updates on supply chain

The Chinese vendor's carrier chief has little time for open radio access network developments and provides an update on the supply chain impact of the coronavirus and US trade restrictions.

Ericsson, Huawei & Nokia's 5G 'wins' are no big deal

The world's mobile network equipment makers continue to make a fuss about information that is a red herring.

Why we need more 5G cyberhacks

Ericsson and Nokia have set a good example by participating in a 5G cyber hackathon now the industry needs more companies to step up with 5G network-security proof points and action plans, particularly related to the core network.

Why 5G is critical to the future of industrial communications

In an interview recorded before MWC 2020 was canceled, Omdia analyst Preston Reine discusses how 5G is shifting industrial communications systems more towards a wireless world.

The importance of industrial sensors in IoT

In an interview recorded before MWC 2020 was canceled, Omdia analyst Greg Johnson discusses the importance of industrial sensors to the industrial IoT and connected vehicle sectors.

Coronavirus to hit 5G smartphone sales in 2020 – report

Strategy Analytics says the global health scare will put a dampener on 5G smartphone sales, with shipments forecast at 199 million units this year.

The role of wireless tech in fighting the new coronavirus

As the most recent coronavirus spreads, wireless technology is playing a role in efforts to fight the illness.

Huawei's Ding gets emotional about 5G, boasts 91 deals

Chinese vendor's president of carrier networks says it now has 91 commercial 5G deals and gives a unique perspective on the potential of the new-generation mobile broadband technology.

Will MWC ever be the same again?

Concerns about health, climate change and business value raise stark questions about the future of the giant trade show.

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