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Dish fealty to AWS risks 'vendor lock-in' and open RAN fallout

Light Reading | April 23, 2021, 4:30 a.m.

The company building America's fourth mobile network does not appear to share policymakers' concerns about the dominance of the public clouds.

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Ligado fetes year’s progress as opponents reach out to Biden

Fierce Wireless | April 22, 2021, 5:36 p.m.

Ligado fetes year’s progress as opponents reach out to Biden mallevenThu, 04/22/2021 - 16:36

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Rakuten's Tareq Amin: Battling legacy thinking and network complexity

Light Reading | April 22, 2021, 2 p.m.

Tareq Amin, group chief technology officer at Rakuten Mobile, discusses his company's open RAN deployments and the evolution of a new kind of mobile network.

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Eurobites: EU tries to make AI less scary

Light Reading | April 22, 2021, 9:10 a.m.

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson wins Slovakian 5G deal; ADVA has 'best ever' Q1; Proximus turns to Velocix for content delivery.

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Hat in hand, open RAN cheerleaders zoom to Washington

Light Reading | April 22, 2021, 9 a.m.

According to open RAN proponents, the technology can improve everything from cybersecurity to the digital divide - as long as lawmakers cough up a little funding.

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Rakuten finally picks up the iPhone

Light Reading | April 22, 2021, 7:15 a.m.

Japan's newest operator can expect a surge of interest in its service after adding the country's most popular mobile gadget to its catalog.

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Is mobile leading on climate change?

ABI Research | April 22, 2021, 1 a.m.

Dimitris Mavrakis, senior research director at ABI Research, told Mobile World Live (MWL) the telecoms industry is “quite advanced” in tackling climate change compared to other sectors: “Sustainability is a key topic of discussion, when in other industries it’s just an afterthought, it’s not a core planning point”.

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Dish and Amazon strike deal for cloud-based 5G network

Total Telecom | April 21, 2021, 9 p.m.

Dish Network has announced a new deal with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to collaborate on the construction of a 5G network. AWS will reportedly provide the infrastructure for the cloud-based network, set to be built using Open RAN standards. If successful, the deployment could be a major step forward Open RAN technology, as well as accelerating the shift to the public cloud for the telecoms industry.Dish said the network will launch later this year…read more on TotalTele.com »

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Open RAN gets boost as Koch takes $500m stake in Mavenir

Total Telecom | April 21, 2021, 9 p.m.

In a major vote of confidence for the future of Open RAN, US-based tech specialist Mavenir yesterday announced that KSP would be investing in a $500 million stake in the company. KSP, a subsidiary of Koch Investments Group, will be taking a minority stake in the company, with private equity firm Siris Capital Group maintaining majority ownership. The exact size of KSP’s minority stake remains unspecified, making it unclear exactly what valuation the investors give to the vendor…read more on TotalTele.com »

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Ericsson’s network business shines in Q1

Fierce Wireless | April 21, 2021, 6:16 p.m.

Ericsson’s network business shines in Q1bfletcherWed, 04/21/2021 - 17:16

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Dish to launch 5G network in Las Vegas this year

Fierce Wireless | April 21, 2021, 2:40 p.m.

Dish to launch 5G network in Las Vegas this yearbfletcherWed, 04/21/2021 - 13:40

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Dish's 5G network architect explains the new Amazon deal

Light Reading | April 21, 2021, 2:40 p.m.

Dish Network's Marc Rouanne said the public cloud run by Amazon Web Services will be 'the foundation of our [network] architecture.'

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Dish Network to put its 5G into Amazon Web Services cloud

Light Reading | April 21, 2021, 10:35 a.m.

Dish Network said it will run its planned 5G network inside Amazon Web Services' (AWS) cloud computing service.

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Ericsson is back to boringly good, but China threats loom

Light Reading | April 21, 2021, 10:34 a.m.

The Swedish equipment vendor delivers another strong set of results for its first quarter as geopolitics continues to affect its business.

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New $4.5B US-Japan alliance needs a big vendor

Light Reading | April 21, 2021, 7:30 a.m.

The leaders of the US and Japan have agreed on a $4.5 billion 5G and 6G collaboration, but details of the plan are vague.

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Nokia missing from Verizon's C-band frenzy

Light Reading | April 21, 2021, 7 a.m.

Verizon said it will purchase 5G equipment from Samsung and Ericsson for its C-band 5G buildout. Nokia, a longtime Verizon vendor, was not named in the announcement.

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Vodafone lab to show open RAN does exactly what it says on the tin

Light Reading | April 21, 2021, 5 a.m.

The test and integration lab at its Newbury headquarters will be a catalyst for the new-look technology, the UK operator hopes.

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"We are at the cusp of building a new 5G ecosystem that is embracing all sectors of the economy"

Total Telecom | April 20, 2021, 9 p.m.

 We recently caught up with Orange's Arnaud Vamparys to discuss the opportunities the ongoing 5G rollout offers network operators, ahead of our upcoming virtual event 5GLIVE. 1.What has been the biggest success of 5G rollout so far? Despite the disruptions brought about by the covid pandemic across economies and societies, we have been able to continue to launch 5G in five of our European countries. This has proved particularly important at a time when connectivity is proving indispensable to so many people. Launching 5G has enabled us to bring additional capacity to urban areas where 4G is heavily used and it is helping to anticipate the demand and opportunity for developing new uses and innovation.  Our industry ecosystem has also played a significant part in helping to make 5G more accessible to consumers. For example, consumers now have easy access to a wide range of 5G compatible smartphones, at different prices, and this is helping to further democratize 5G and give people the benefits of speeds of up to 3 to 4 times faster than they had previously…read more on TotalTele.com »

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Massive MIMO key for C-band, as Samsung debuts radio portfolio

Fierce Wireless | April 20, 2021, 6:49 p.m.

Massive MIMO key for C-band, as Samsung debuts radio portfoliobfletcherTue, 04/20/2021 - 17:49

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UK risks own goal with open RAN diversity plan

Light Reading | April 20, 2021, 11:20 a.m.

The British government is pushing through an 'open' agenda that will restrict operators' freedom of choice.

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O-RAN: Defining a path for innovation in the RAN

Light Reading | April 20, 2021, 1 a.m.

This paper helps CSPs understand how VMware supports a path toward an Open RAN.

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