Industry News

5G technology is touted as an innovation platform that will enhance our connected world. To deliver on this promise, 5G will demand the network supporting it to be as flexible as the services running on it. The following high-level 5G uses cases are well understood and documented by the wireless industry: • Enhanced Mobile Broadband
0 Comments
A former employee of Japanese operator group Softbank, who now works for rival MNO Rakuten Mobile, has been arrested on suspicion of violating unfair competition prevention law. So says an announcement from SoftBank, which is currently only published in Japanese, so things may have been lost in Google translation. It says that, while the employee
0 Comments
Telecoms.com periodically invites expert third parties to share their views on the industry’s most pressing issues. In this piece Jade Brooks, Associate in the Dispute Resolution team at Blaser Mills Law, takes us through the legislation governing the relationship between operators and landowners. Since 1984, the relationship between electronic communications network operators and site providers
0 Comments
This article is sponsored by Red Hat and Intel Operations support systems (OSS) and business support systems (BSS) are being rewritten or refactored to cloud-native, microservices-based applications capable of running on hybrid cloud and multicloud computing and storage infrastructure. MYCOM OSI is leading the way in moving the much ‘stickier’ mission-critical OSS functions, involving data-intensive,
0 Comments
Comcast Cable consumer president Dana Strong (pictured) will take over as the new group chief executive of Sky this year after longtime holder of the post Jeremy Darroch tendered his resignation. US-based Strong has a track record in the industry that matches her name. She has been in her current role at Sky’s parent company
0 Comments
Telecoms.com periodically invites expert third parties to share their views on the industry’s most pressing issues. In this piece Christopher Lycett, Portfolio Manager for the MVNOs Series sat down with Hamish Cummins, Head of Pre-Sales at MDS Global to discuss the market opportunities for MVNOs in 2021 and beyond. Does 5G pose a real opportunity for MVNOs?
0 Comments
SMIC has been formally added to the Entity List by the US Commerce Department, hitting the Chinese chipmaker’s access to American technology and equipment. The Commerce Department announced that it had added 77 new names to the Entity List. Sixty-one of the new additions were from China, the rest from Bulgaria, France, Germany, Hong Kong,
0 Comments
UK-based Vodafone is prepared to pay up to €2.1 billion to end a long-running legal dispute with Kabel Deutschland Group’s (KDG’s) minority shareholders. The company disclosed on Tuesday that it has launched a €103 per share tender offer for the outstanding 23.2 percent of the cableco that it doesn’t already own. So far, shareholders representing
0 Comments
Observers and practitioners take it on the chin to predict what the telecoms industry may look like in the coming year. A piece of witticism goes something like this:  It is difficult to make predictions, especially about the future. There are slightly different ways to put across the idea, which has been variably attributed to
0 Comments
China’s competition watchdog is investigating the world’s largest e-commerce company Alibaba on accusations of monopoly behaviours towards merchants. In a terse statement released by Xinhua, the state news agency and one of China’s major propaganda outlets, the State Administration for Market Regulation said it has started an investigation into Alibaba Group after receiving complaints against
0 Comments
The most popular stories on Telecoms.com show what have caught the industry professionals’ imagination this year. Plus an editor’s note. Nearly 50 years ago, John and Yoko asked: So this is Christmas. And what have you done? One thing many of you have definitely done this year is to spend a considerable amount of time
0 Comments
The Federal Trade Commission is asking Nvidia to submit more documents as part of its preparation for the competition investigation into the chipmaker’s $40 billion takeover of Arm. First reported by The Telegraph (paywall in place), the Federal Trade Commission, America’s competition watchdog, has sent out a so-called “second request” to Nvidia, asking the latter
0 Comments