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Mavenir is making headlines, announcing a new OpenRAN development centre in the UK, scoring a $500 million investment from Koch Industries and even getting a new logo. The software vendor’s development centre is in Swindon, a stone’s throw, relatively speaking, from the OpenRAN Test and Integration Lab that Vodafone plans to launch at its Newbury
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Europe may not have been the first region in the world to launch commercial 5G services, but its mobile operators are working hard to roll out the technology. Wednesday brought 5G coverage announcements from two major players: Austria’s A1 talked up its domestic progress and expressed some excitement about rolling out the technology elsewhere; while
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Verizon has begun deploying RAN equipment from Ericsson and Samsung to enable it to use its recently-acquired C-band spectrum. Given how much it paid for the spectrum in question, it’s probably for the best that it is not dragging its feet. It has been well documented that Verizon was the big spender in the US
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While many things slowed down for businesses during the pandemic, digital transformation was not one of them. A McKinsey Global Survey of executives finds, for example, that companies accelerated the digitization of their customer and supply-chain interactions by three to four years and the share of digital or digitally enabled products by an astonishing seven
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In his final letter to shareholders as CEO of Amazon, Jeff Bezos looked back on the achievements during his tenure, laid out visions on multiple fronts for the company, and defended its track record in labour relations. In keeping with his annual pattern, Jeff Bezos penned a letter to Amazon’s shareholders. What’s different from the
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The US House of Representatives has given the thumbs-up to a report that recommends a raft of legal measures designed to curb the power of Big Tech. The ‘Final Report on Investigation of Competition in Digital Markets’ runs to no less than 450 pages. Essentially it asks whether the US tech giants have become too
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Despite the best efforts of Huawei’s lawyers, Romania is the latest country to bar Chinese vendors from its 5G networks. Romania and Poland were persuaded to join team America when it came to excluding Chinese vendors from its 5G networks because they might help the Chinese state with espionage, or something. On top of being
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Telecoms.com periodically invites expert third parties to share their views on the industry’s most pressing issues. In this piece Ahmed Khattak, CEO, US Mobile shares his thoughts about eSIMS. eSIMs are probably not as flashy or as hyperbolic as 5G with ludicrous speeds or movie downloads in seconds. eSIMs are the nascent/quiet revolution in telecom, as
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Microsoft is reported to be in advanced talks to buy speech recognition company Nuance Communications for $16 billion, which would be Microsoft’s second largest acquisition ever. First reported by Bloomberg, which cited its sources “familiar with the matter”, the Redmond-based software giant is believed to be close to acquiring AI firm Nuance Communications, known for
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Verizon really does have the fastest 5G in the world, or at least it is allowed to make that claim through its advertising, according to an advertising standards ruling this week. Arch-rival AT&T complained about the “Fastest 5G in the World” claim made by Verizon in advertising to promote its 5G Ultra Wideband service. The
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Telecoms.com periodically invites expert third parties to share their views on the industry’s most pressing issues. In this piece Algis Akstinas, CEO and Founder, dotmobile explains why the traditional telecom business is about to change, and not because of 5G. Digitally advanced, direct-to-end-user wireless brands are here. Verizon Visible, Orange Flex, Eirtel GoMo, Optus Amaysim,
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The organizers of Mobile World Congress 2021, due to take place in Barcelona this Summer, have received some much-needed good news from the Spanish government. Right now Spain prohibits ‘non-essential’ travel to and from countries outside the EU/Schengen area. The GSMA, which runs MWC, has announced that anyone registered to attend the event will be
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