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IBM amplifies sales pitch for operators' cloud biz

A top IBM executive used a major fall virtual trade show to make his pitch for the cloud business of major telecom operators. Whether IBM will find traction remains to be seen.

Trump's economic advisor reiterates 'free market approach' to 5G

'The Trump administration is going to keep its free market approach,' according to Larry Kudlow, an adviser to the president. At issue is a 5G network operated by the US military.

AMD muscles up with Xilinx in fight against Intel

Fast-growing semiconductor firm ups the data center ante with biggest-ever acquisition, a $35 billion all-stock deal, expected to close by end of 2021.

Telcos, ISPs, tech fight for India E and V band spectrum

India's service providers want an auction – tech giants like Google, Facebook and ISPs want 5G E-band (71-76 GHz) and V-band (57-64 GHz) spectrum delicensed.

Japan government launches crusade to cut mobile charges

The Japanese government has begun a push to drive down mobile prices, estimated to cost up to three times more than other leading markets.

Ericsson bows to customer demand for cloud RAN

The Swedish vendor takes a big disaggregation step and dangles the prospect of an open RAN product set in future.

Top China telecom official defends 5G rollout

Just give it time, says the man from the ministry.

Italy vetoes Fastweb’s Huawei 5G deal – report

Report suggests the government is caving into US pressure to prevent operators from deploying 5G kit from Chinese vendors.

Heavy Reading's Gabriel Brown: 5G evolution, private networks and the iPhone 12

Light Reading's Phil Harvey and Heavy Reading's Gabriel Brown recap the 5G Ecosystem Digital Symposium and discuss the state of the industry when it comes to telecom 5G deployments, and what is likely to happen next.

Intel's data-centric biz takes a Q3 hammering

After an April bounce driven by more homeworking thanks to COVID-19, the US chip giant has finally been hit by customers' cost-cutting, despite cloud growth.

FreedomFi wants private wireless to be as easy as launching a website

Enterprises with coding capabilities are starting to create open source LTE networks with help from a startup called FreedomFi.

Podcast: Juniper CTO on creating an AI-driven enterprise

Juniper CTO Raj Yavatkar joins the Light Reading podcast to discuss Juniper's strategy to help build AI-driven enterprises.

Huawei growth slows as US sanctions bite

US sanctions are starting to slow Huawei down, with the Chinese vendor reporting a slide in growth and profit margin.

UK stakes further claim in small-satellite launch business

Government approves plans for Lockheed Martin to develop UK satellite launch operations from Shetland Space Centre.

Iliad forms cunning plan to sell Polish towers to Cellnex

Europe's enfant terrible sets up a deal to sell off Play's mobile towers even before completing the purchase of the Polish operator.

Open RAN and the Everest of inflated expectations

Some jaw-dropping forecasts have been made about open RAN's sales trajectory. Is the industry getting carried away?

Avanti and ST iDirect link satellite and land 5G

Avanti Communications and ST Engineering iDirect successfully link satellite with land 5G, which they call an SaT5G milestone.

After Jio, Airtel wants to develop its own gear

India's second-largest service provider, Bharti Airtel, will develop its own technology across 5G, home broadband and IoT working with local and international firms.

T-Mobile touts rural bona fides

T-Mobile is upgrading its 5G network at the rate of 1,000 cell sites a month, including in rural areas. But the operator's rural efforts face plenty of issues.

The full list: Here are the actual bidders in the C-band auction

There are a total of 74 entities that have registered their interest to bid in the FCC's upcoming C-band auction. Here's the list.

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