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MWC2020: 5G core to star in Barcelona

Dario Talmesio, principal analyst and practice leader at Omdia, expects to be hearing a lot about 5G core developments and 'the platform' during this year's Mobile World Congress.

AT&T, Microsoft, Others Get Behind Trump's Anti-Huawei Agenda

The Trump administration said it has a plan to foster the development of US-based software for 5G, and that AT&T, Microsoft and Dell are supporting the effort.

Inside Samsung's 5G Factory for AT&T

Top Samsung and AT&T executives lay out the details of their efforts to showcase 5G technology in a factory setting.

Tough UK Limits on Huawei's Role in 5G Threaten Telco Plans

The Johnson government has imposed tough restrictions on the Chinese vendor that could force BT and Three into expensive and drawn-out swaps.

Orange Belgium CEO: Open RAN No Substitute for Huawei

Touted as an alternative to the big kit vendors, open RAN technologies are too immature to replace them in the short term, says senior Orange executive.

MWC2020: What's Next for 5G

Ahead of MWC2020 in Barcelona, Heavy Reading Principal Analyst Gabriel Brown examines the state of the 5G market and talks about what to expect next from the mobile broadband market.

Vietnam Makes Big Bet on Homegrown 5G

The country's biggest telecom operator is set to launch a 5G network based on technology it developed internally.

UK PM Is Right: Where Is Huawei Alternative?

Boris Johnson raises an important question about the structure of the telecom industry as the UK comes under Chinese and US pressure over its imminent decision on whether to ban Huawei from Britain's 5G market.

Telstra Joins the Cloud-Native Club

Australian telco has worked with Ericsson to deploy a cloud-native packet core for 4G and 5G.

Telefónica Deutschland Makes Risky 5G Bet on Huawei

German operator will also use Finland's Nokia to build its 5G network and has cut dividends to help fund the project.

MEF19: Heavy Reading's Sterling Perrin on SD-WAN Adoption

Heavy Reading's Sterling Perrin discusses new SD-WAN research he presented at MEF19 in Los Angeles, and why it's significant that cloud providers aren't part of MEF (yet).

Short on 5G Options, Vodafone Gets Set for 150K-Site Shake-Up

The European operator reveals the rationale behind its shock decision to put its entire European footprint up for tender.

Unlocking the 5G Core

Verizon and Sprint execs weigh in on what will change in mobile networks – and what's possible – when moving from a 4G to 5G network core.

Revamping the IT Stack for 5G

At the recent 5G Asia event in Singapore, MATRIXX Software CTO Marc Price talked about the importance of cloud-native functionality as service providers revamp their IT stacks as part of their 5G strategies.

Alaska's Rakuten Preps for 4G Launch

Japan's Rakuten isn't the only operator in the world building a new, greenfield wireless network with an open, software-powered architecture: OptimERA is working to do the same in a tiny part of Alaska.

AT&T on Track for 100% Core Network Virtualization Next Year

AT&T hit a milestone virtualizing 75% of MPLS tunnel traffic on its core network, with 100% in its sights for 2020.

Another Tiny Wireless Operator Is Launching 5G

Nex-Tech Wireless, which serves parts of Kansas and Colorado, will use equipment from Ericsson to launch 5G. The announcement again shines light on rural US operators that use Huawei equipment.

Handset Slump Stymies ZTE Recovery

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

China Unicom, Telecom On Course for 5G Network Sharing

Two of China's major network operators have been discussing how they can share 5G infrastructure.

Nokia, Ericsson, Cisco Pull US Operators Toward Standalone 5G

T-Mobile, Verizon and other operators are working with a range of vendors to smooth out the move from 'non-standalone' to 'standalone' 5G.

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