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Should India go for Wi-Fi 6 till 5G comes of age?

With India's 5G spectrum auction postponed till 2021, the commercial availability of the technology is at least 18-20 months away. Is the unlicensed 6GHz band for Wi-Fi the answer for the retail and enterprise markets?

India may bar state-owned telcos from using Chinese gear

The death of 20 Indian troops on the disputed border with China has sparked moves to ban state-owned telcos from using Chinese equipment.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: NEC, Balkanization and India

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson makes a brief guest appearance on this week's pod. Sort of.

Eurobites: KKR plows $1B into European data center venture

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.

Eurobites: Telecom Italia cozies up to Google via Noovle acquisition

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.

After Facebook, Silver Lake invests $747M in India's Jio

The investment firm quickly follows Facebook into the Indian telecom market.

Dish's mystery partners probably won't bring the big bucks

Facebook is investing $5.7 billion into one of India's leading mobile network operators. Could Dish Network score the same kind of agreement with an Internet company for its 5G ambitions?

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Q1 numbers, India and open RAN

Via the soft-focus magic of Google Hangouts, the guys once more bring you your favorite podcast, in spite of everything.

ITU draws up emergency plans to tackle COVID-19

UN Agency urges national telecommunications authorities to test effectiveness of disaster response plans.

India's RJio wants to develop its own 5G

The disruptive Indian operator is now looking to seize the 5G technology initiative from the traditional vendor community.

Huawei, ZTE may face India exclusions after government move

Feeling its companies do not get a fair deal in China, India's government has unveiled a new rule allowing it to restrict Chinese vendors.

Netflix's global sub base to expand to 325M by 2025 – analyst

OTT service expected to deliver strong subscriber growth in emerging, 'mobile first' markets, with the catch of much lower average revenues per user.

Nokia, Bharti Airtel expand partnership to offer private LTE, 5G

Nokia and India's Bharti Airtel are teaming up to sell LTE and 5G-based private wireless networks to enterprise customers in the country.

Why all the fuss about Disney+?

Disney's shift to a more personalized, direct-to-consumer model isn't just about hauling in more video revenues as the traditional pay-TV industry struggles: it's about supercharging the rest of Disney's business.

MWC2020: AT&T, Cisco, Facebook and Sprint are latest to cancel

Find out about the latest companies to have announced they won't be at this year's Mobile World Congress.

CuriosityStream CEO: We're 'insulated' from studio content claw-back

Streaming service focused on factual programming has more than 13 million subs, and is targeting 'hundreds of millions' as it pursues distribution deals around the globe, Clint Stinchcomb says.

Can Vodafone Idea survive in India?

Price rises and government help might not be enough to save the company.

Telcos Might Get Payment Breather in AGR Case in India

India's government seems prepared to listen to the country's ailing service providers, but the future remains bleak for one of them.

Time to Enter the Leading Lights Awards 2020!

Never mind the Oscars! The awards season is now properly underway with the launch of the Leading Lights 2020 program, so get cracking on your submission for Light Reading's annual awards before you get swallowed up by MWC madness.

CES 2020: Amazon lights up Fire TV for service providers, including Verizon

New operator-tailored version of Fire TV will bring competition to Google's Android TV Operator Tier as well as the cable industry-backed RDK platform.

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