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Intel promises massive new chip-making plant in Ohio

Light Reading | Jan. 21, 2022, 12:30 p.m.

'Today's investment marks another significant way Intel is leading the effort to restore US semiconductor manufacturing leadership,' Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger said in a statement.

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Open RAN: Steady as she goes

Light Reading | Jan. 21, 2022, noon

Heavy Reading's Open RAN Operator Survey identifies steady, not spectacular, progress.

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Airspan touts 5G open RAN deployment with Gogo

Light Reading | Jan. 20, 2022, 11:30 a.m.

Gogo said it has deployed seven sites of 5G open RAN equipment with vendor Airspan.

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Open RAN for private 5G and venue networks

Light Reading | Jan. 19, 2022, 3:30 p.m.

Heavy Reading's Open RAN Operator Survey gauges industry interest in open RAN for smaller-scale private and venue networks.

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Mobile Core Network (MCN) growth to slow due to slow roll-out of 5G SA networks

IEEE Communications Society Tech Blog | Jan. 19, 2022, 2:30 p.m.

The slow uptake of 5G Standalone (SA) networks is decreasing the growth for the overall Mobile Core Network (MCN).  Dell’Oro Group [1.] forecasts worldwide MCN 5-year growth will be at a 3% compounded annual growth rate (CAGR). “The cumulative revenue forecast for the period 2022 to 2026 is over $50 billion. The overall revenues and... Read more →The post Mobile Core Network (MCN) growth to slow due to slow roll-out of 5G SA networks appeared first on Technology Blog.

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Eurobites: Nokia readies Go Malta for 5G rollout

Light Reading | Jan. 19, 2022, 8:55 a.m.

>Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Turk Telekom trials Wi-Fi 6E; World Mobile connectivity boost for Zanzibar; Orange hits the 6 million mark on fiber.

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Nokia is GO with new 5G contract in Malta

Mobile World Live | Jan. 19, 2022, 6:50 a.m.

Nokia unveiled its second 5G contract win of 2022, a seven-year RAN deal with GO ...The post Nokia is GO with new 5G contract in Malta appeared first on Mobile World Live.

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APT completes dual-band SA data call

Mobile World Live | Jan. 19, 2022, 4:31 a.m.

Asia Pacific Telecom (APT), Ericsson and Qualcomm completed what they claim was the first data ...The post APT completes dual-band SA data call appeared first on Mobile World Live.

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Vodafone's first 5G open RAN site goes live - minus antennas

Light Reading | Jan. 19, 2022, 4 a.m.

The UK operator's launch of open RAN technology is a brave step as doubts linger about the path ahead.

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Telefonica Deutschland activates O-RAN mini-radio cells in Munich

5G RCR Wireless | Jan. 18, 2022, 11:26 a.m.

German operator O2/Telefónica Deutschland has activated the first mini-radio cells with Open RAN technology (O-RAN) in the city of Munich, the telco said in a statement. The telco said that these mini-radio cells will provide O2 customers with even more capacity and higher bandwidth at busy locations in the city. The company also said it […]The post Telefonica Deutschland activates O-RAN mini-radio cells in Munich appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

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Telefonica sees the smaller open RAN picture in Germany

Light Reading | Jan. 18, 2022, 9:30 a.m.

O2 Germany activates 4G open RAN small cells in Munich; 5G SA minicells to follow later this year.

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4 Companies Partner on High-Altitude Connectivity

RR Media Group | Jan. 18, 2022, 2 a.m.

Airbus, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT), NTT DOCOMO and SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation (SKY Perfect JSAT) jointly announced that they have begun studying the feasibility of collaborating on future high-altitude platform stations (HAPS)-based connectivity services as part of a future space-based wireless connectivity ecosystem. read more

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Ericsson's Cloud RAN e-book: A comprehensive guide to adopting, deploying, and scaling virtualized 5G in your networks

Light Reading | Jan. 18, 2022, midnight

In this e-book, you will find the answers to many questions around cloud architecture and how to adopt cloud-based networks into your strategy.

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Telus’ 5G network reaches 70% of Canadian population

5G RCR Wireless | Jan. 17, 2022, 11:27 a.m.

Canadian telco Telus’ 5G network already reaches 70% of the Canadian population, the company said in a release. In a statement, the carrier said that the acceleration in 5G investments is part of its CAD54 billion ($43 billion) investment in infrastructure and operations through 2024. Telus said it already connected 744 urban and rural communities […]The post Telus’ 5G network reaches 70% of Canadian population appeared first on RCR Wireless News.

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Looks like no respite for Huawei from Biden

Light Reading | Jan. 13, 2022, 4:10 p.m.

Trump's State Department launched a 'Clean Networks' initiative that rallied US allies against Huawei. Biden's new 'Alliance for the Future of the Internet' likely will do the same.

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Will 2022 be the year for 5G Fixed Wireless Accesss (FWA) or a conundrum for telcos?

IEEE Communications Society Tech Blog | Jan. 11, 2022, 8:32 p.m.

Lightshed Partners says absolutely!  “This is the year for 5G Wireless Home Broadband,” as it emerges as a viable competitor to cable based Internet access. The market research firm believes that the recent deployment of large blocks of spectrum by wireless operators will enable them to offer viable home broadband service to a notable segment... Read more →The post Will 2022 be the year for 5G Fixed Wireless Accesss (FWA) or a conundrum for telcos? appeared first on Technology Blog.

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Spectrum-starved Rakuten will be loss-making until 2026 - analysts

Light Reading | Jan. 11, 2022, 11:20 a.m.

The Japanese operator is hobbled by its lack of 4G airwaves, costly roaming deal with KDDI and 5G lag, but its cost arguments stack up, according to the latest research.

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Nokia takes confident stance with updated guidance

Light Reading | Jan. 11, 2022, 7:01 a.m.

Finnish vendor is now expecting a comparable operating margin of 12.4% to 12.6% for 2021.

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Open RAN vendors cautious on Alium patent pool

Light Reading | Jan. 10, 2022, 9 a.m.

'For this patent pool to work, Alium would have to persuade large RAN equipment vendors that own most of the 3GPP SEPs [standard essential patents] to participate,' argued one open RAN executive.

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