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OneWeb reportedly heads into bankruptcy and SpaceX might be next

OneWeb reportedly will file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, an action that casts a cloud over rival Starlink, the satellite broadband initiative backed by Elon Musk's SpaceX.

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.

ZTE is on the up, but challenges remain

The Chinese equipment vendor is back in profit for a full year after recovering from US fines and sanctions, and its business is mainly growing.

Metaswitch's Giuhat talks 5G opps for women in comms

Women in Comms caught up with Giuhat to discuss how 5G may impact career opportunities for women in the industry, new developments in Metaswitch's UC platforms and the impact of mentors on her own career path.

Video streaming – and (gasp!) even traditional TV – gain lift during pandemic

Usage of Disney+, Hulu and Netflix is unsurprisingly up, but so is cable and broadcast TV viewing and the desire among some consumers to add a pay-TV subscription, Hub Entertainment Research finds.

Eurobites: Hungary's 5G auction brings home the bacon

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: CityFibre completes FibreNation acquisition; Ericsson provides reassurance; operators do their bit in a time of crisis.

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.

Telia goes all Scandi noir about COVID-19

The Nordic operator's profit warning could be the first of many issued by telecom operators in the coming weeks.

CableLabs preparing to take DOCSIS 4.0 to the test

As cable ops size up their next move, CableLabs is pulling together a group to focus on test plans for products based on new specs that will pump up the capacity of cable's widely deployed HFC networks.

$30B in new federal education funding could help US wireless industry

The $2 trillion coronavirus economic stimulus package could funnel money to AT&T, Verizon and other mobile operators as schools work to connect students with Wi-Fi routers and mobile hotspots.

Even COVID-19 can't stop Huawei, says founder

Ren Zhengfei pops up to inform the Western world that his company has recovered swiftly from the virus and is ready for European business.

Huawei 'rip and replace' price tag doubles to $2B amid coronavirus outbreak

The FCC's chairman has urged Congress to earmark $2 billion in the coronavirus relief package to pay US telecom operators to swap out Huawei and ZTE equipment with products from 'trusted' suppliers.

With Affirmed Networks purchase, Microsoft looks to plug 5G into Azure

The purchase of Affirmed Networks will allow Microsoft to sell software-powered, virtualized functions to mobile network operators, challenging the likes of Ericsson, Cisco and others.

OTT voice traffic reaches 1 trillion minutes in 2019 – report

TeleGeography's latest report on voice traffic estimates that OTT voice traffic was more than double international carrier voice traffic in 2019.

CableLabs unleashes DOCSIS 4.0 specs

The new specs will add capacity, tack on new advanced capabilities and, more generally, extend the life of the cable network for years, but the DOCSIS 4.0 era will likely take several years to fully unfold.

Eurobites: Ericsson lands new RAN deal with Russia's MTS

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Inwit deal completes; Elliott cuts stake in TIM; GSMA looking at virus-related data sharing?

Amid COVID-19 traffic spikes, online video game providers dial it back, too

Akamai, Sony and Microsoft are among the online video gaming companies that have pledged to reduce the amount of network traffic that their services generate.

HKBN doing barter deals for broadband

Swapping broadband for cheeseburgers? HKBN will barter.

Tele2 has slashed hundreds of jobs and more cuts are coming

New figures show that about 13% of jobs were cut last year as the Swedish operator worked on boosting profitability in the absence of sales growth.

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.

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