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Are telcos and hyperscalers destined to be frenemies?

Telcos and cloud providers are both customers and competitors. The move to 5G commercialization and private networks could deepen all sides of these complicated relationships.

Eurobites: Vodafone launches first live open RAN site in UK

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: TikTok plans data center in Ireland; MTN has a decent first half; Ericsson takes 5G to Latin America.

Leading Lights 2020 Finalists: Private Wireless Networks Strategy

Five companies – Boingo Wireless, Celona, Federated Wireless, Mavenir and Nokia – made the cut in the Most Innovative Private Wireless Networks Strategy.

Eurobites: EU steps up probe into Google's Fitbit deal

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone and Ericsson build private network for Centrica; uCPE testing calls on Arm technology; Salt tastes success in Swiss broadband comparison.

California school district builds its own LTE network for online learning

The Patterson (Calif.) Unified School District has built a small, private wireless LTE network in the unlicensed 3.5GHz CBRS spectrum band. The pandemic-inspired project could become a trend around the US.

Dish chooses VMware's cloud for 5G

Dish Network said it will run its network functions inside of the VMware Telco Cloud, and that the companies will work together to certify and install other vendors' software into the platform.

Nokia stock soars as profits recover after China 5G exit

Finnish equipment vendor counts the sales cost of coronavirus and Chinese setbacks but makes unexpectedly good progress on profitability.

SpaceMobile deal could kill all of AT&T's dead zones

SpaceMobile, the go-to-market brand from Midland, Texas-based startup AST & Science, said it is 'finalizing' a deal with AT&T that could give the carrier unprecedented cellular coverage in the US.

Leading Lights 2020 Finalists: Most Innovative Telco Cloud Product Strategy

Seven companies – Affirmed Networks, Altiostar, DriveNets, Enea Openwave, Netcracker, Optiva and Volta – made the cut in the Most Innovative Telco Cloud Product Strategy.

Demand outstrips supply in first US midband spectrum auction

Amid sustained demand for CBRS spectrum licenses, some industry watchers expect up to $10B in total bids. Others are predicting far lower proceeds.

Eurobites: Italy considers independent 'broadband champion'

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Google hooks up to UK and Spain; Eir EXFOliates; Prysmian files cable patent lawsuit.

Verizon nabs AWS exec to oversee sales to feds

Jennifer Chronis will lead Verizon's 'Federal' business, having left Amazon Web Services' (AWS) after that company failed to win the US Department of Defense's massive JEDI contract.

Anterix wants to be a private LTE network powerhouse

An FCC ruling paves the way for startup Anterix to begin leasing its spectrum for private wireless networks. A number of utilities are jumping at the prospect.

COVID-19 lends silver lining to Microsoft's cloud business in Q4

Software giant continues to benefit from increased cloud demand, as more customers sit out COVID‑19 at home.

BT and Ericsson behind UK's first Industry 4.0 live 5G factory

BT says the UK's first live 5G factory is now live – a fully automated Industry 4.0 system on a private network built with Ericsson kit at the W5G testbed.

Nokia preps 5G assault on 14M-site private wireless market

The Finnish equipment maker takes the wraps off its first 5G standalone service for enterprise customers as data shows continued momentum at its private wireless business.

Facebook's latest status update: A robot that can spin fiber across power lines

A new silkworm-like robot from Facebook Connectivity that can deploy fiber across medium-voltage power lines emerges at an opportune time as policymakers and utilities elevate their focus on rural broadband.

Eurobites: Ericsson lands private network gig at Paris airports

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: STC postpones purchase of Vodafone Egypt stake; TIM and Enel told to get a move on; Virgin Media brings fiber to Warsop.

Rackspace plans IPO after going private in 2016

Cloud services provider signals return to public market with second IPO in 12 years.

AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon prep for standalone 5G

Verizon and T-Mobile are racing to launch the standalone version of 5G in the coming months, but AT&T is avoiding putting any specifics to its own standalone 5G launch plans.

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