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Microsoft's telco ambitions still unclear after Affirmed purchase

Microsoft could use the technology it is acquiring from Affirmed Networks for a number of different offerings. But the company isn't providing much insight into its strategy.

Fujitsu launches private 5G network

Manufacturer claims a first in Japan as it gears up to launch its own private 5G network in Kawasaki City, with more to come.

Juniper's Mist will offer AI-powered analytics to enterprises

Juniper Networks subsidiary Mist Systems is ramping up its ability to provide enterprises with analytics capabilities.

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.

Eurobites: COVID-19 puts kibosh on broadband switching in UK

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia completes Elenion acquisition; Virgin Media sees changing data patterns; Disney+ launch is semi-frozen in the UK.

Podcast: Five ways COVID-19 is affecting the telecom industry right now

Light Reading's Mike Dano, Kelsey Ziser and Phil Harvey discuss COVID-19, how it is affecting the telecom industry now and what might happen next as stores close, stocks drop and everyone works from home.

Podcast: Empty arenas, Wi-Fi 6 and big tech upgrades

Paul Kapustka from Mobile Sports Report joins the podcast to discuss the COVID-19 effect on public venues and arena networks, the reliability of 4G DAS and why Wi-Fi 6 is the future of stadium connectivity.

5G's economic value is driving international race, says Ericsson exec

Countries are competing against one another to be the first to adopt new-look 5G services, according to an executive for the Swedish vendor.

Leading Lights awards deadline looms

UPDATED! Get your awards submission skates on! Entries for this year's Leading Lights awards need to be in by close of day, Friday, April 3.

Scenes from the Satellite Show

The Satellite Show 2020 was a hardware-centric haven that reveled in the more grounded side of the new space race.

Is 5G industrial intervention needed?

The case for governmental involvement in the 5G sector remains unconvincing.

Eurobites: Ericsson acquisition boosts its private-network credentials

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia lands private-network role in Paris rail project; ADVA slices its pizza box; Proximus boosts Wi-Fi with AirTies.

GSMA: Don't give spectrum to enterprise

The trade association implores governments to ensure spectrum stays in the hands of telecom operators.

The resurrection of Ericsson Digital Services

An overlooked part of the Swedish vendor turned an important corner last year and has reason to feel optimistic about 2020.

New York's utility to test private LTE network with several vendors

New York's state-owned power utility is hoping to test a private LTE network that it wants to build for services ranging from energy metering to flying inspection drones.

Ori takes a vertical approach to the telco edge

Edge computing startup believes telco edge strategies need to start with a specific focus on dedicated vertical sectors, such as gaming, and is winning operator support from the likes of Telefónica.

COMSovereign buys VNC for LTE equipment play

COMSovereign's CEO said VNC will help the company become one of the only US-based providers of 'connectivity solutions that span the entire data transmission spectrum.'

Nokia CEO Suri quits after 5G setbacks

Boss of Finnish network firm will be replaced by Pekka Lundmark, the CEO of Finnish energy firm Fortum, but not until much later this year.

Eurobites: Deutsche Telekom and friends claim 5G network-slicing first

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson's spectrum-sharing offering goes on sale; Nokia deploys 5G private network for Lufthansa; Orange gets satellite assist.

Nokia hires advisers for possible asset sales or a merger – reports

Nokia is reportedly in the process of evaluating options including asset sales and mergers, following profit warnings from the vendor earlier this month.

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