The disruptive wild child of the networks sector meets the established order represented by the GSMA as the two groups announce a partnership.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: TalkTalk Business makes changes at the top; COVID-19 brings a new CEO to Beyond.pl; more data consumption doesn't spell environmental disaster, finds GSMA.
EU court ruling to annul EC decision to block O2-Three UK merger comes a little late for Hutchison, but could have implications for future mergers.
The latest US sanctions have brought China's biggest equipment maker to its knees. Even if it collapses, China will be hard to impede.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telenor has a Hub; Sparkle extends its reach in Brazil; French COVID-19 app gets the green light.
The Russian service provider has lowered guidance for the fiscal year but hopes the coronavirus pandemic could spur the transition to digital services.
The Swedish equipment maker remains on the outside of a group promoting a technology that forms part of the US attack on China's Huawei.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ekinops lands 10G deal; ARM launches new chip to boost Android processing power; COVID-19 strikes Nokia plant in Tamil Nadu.
This week the newly Spotifyed podders ponder the politics of 5G and 6G, among other hot topics.
But, thanks partly to the current COVID-19 hit, the market won't approach its previous heights until at least the middle of the decade when next-gen access technologies finally kick in.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: 5G fanfare in the Nordics; Orange Money adds channels; AWS gives its blessing to Telefónica's cybersecurity arm.
The Chinese equipment vendor faces a complete exclusion from the UK's 5G market, according to mainstream press reports.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Northern Ireland turns away from the UK's COVID-19 app; 5G fails to capture the imagination; Openreach tweaks product terms as office lock-out continues.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: top BT execs do the decent thing; TIM, Google collaborate on cloud services; Colt appoints new CEO.
As ZTE parades its 6G colors, Huawei's defense of global standards may serve only to hasten their demise.
Owned by Irish billionaire Denis O'Brien, the Caribbean operator is asking bondholders to write off money they are owed.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia boasts 5G world record; Etisalat loses CEO; Altice pays off debts; Angola awards fourth license.
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Shares in Italy's biggest phone company have tumbled after another round of customer losses and more divestment activity.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange gets into AI; Telia sells TV rights; Iliad seeks damages from Telecom Italia.