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Seven Sign Up for Italy's 5G Auction
Iain Morris  
8/9/2018   Post a comment
Italy's 5G auction could exceed a government target of raising €2.5 billion ($2.9 billion) after attracting interest from companies outside the mobile market.
All Quiet on VEON's Digitalization Front
Iain Morris  
8/7/2018   Post a comment
The emerging-markets operator is focusing on the humdrum business of connectivity and keeping quiet about some of its ill-fated 'digitalization' efforts.
Huawei Edges Out Rivals for Three UK 5G Job
Iain Morris  
8/6/2018   Post a comment
Three UK has picked Huawei over existing radio access network suppliers Nokia and Samsung to build its 5G network.
Nokia Bags $3.5B 5G Deal With T-Mobile US
Iain Morris  
7/31/2018   Post a comment
Vendor says that it's its biggest 5G deal to date.
VEON Veers Off-Course
Iain Morris  
7/24/2018   Post a comment
Turmoil continues at one of the world's biggest emerging market operators with the announcement of further executive departures.
Ericsson Ups R&D Spend to Put 5G Squeeze on Rivals
Iain Morris  
7/23/2018   Post a comment
A turnaround at the Swedish equipment vendor owes as much to a renewed focus on R&D as any cost-cutting activities.
If You Think Europe's Telecom Sector Is Bad, Just Look at America's
Iain Morris  
7/19/2018   Post a comment
The standard narrative that heavy-handed regulation is undermining Europe's telecom sector is a myth that needs busting.
Telcos Still Need to Spend More on R&D
Iain Morris  
7/12/2018   Post a comment
Telcos say they want to seize the technology initiative from their suppliers, but R&D spending by some of the world's biggest operators has fallen in the last few years.
ORAN Swells Its Ranks
Iain Morris  
7/2/2018   Post a comment
The ORAN Alliance, which aims to bring openness into the radio access network, has added new members and provided further details of its plans.
Open RAN Plans a Jailbreak
Iain Morris  
7/1/2018   Post a comment
Ericsson's membership of the Open RAN Alliance would bring down walls inside the RAN prison.
Mind the 5G Gap
Iain Morris  
6/28/2018   Post a comment
5G has been touted as the most transformative mobile 'G' ever. At the moment, it looks like more of the same.
5G Won't Send Capex Through the Roof, Say Euro Telcos
Iain Morris  
6/14/2018   Post a comment
Swisscom and Three UK have played down expectations of a 5G-related boost in customer spending or a capital expenditure increase by their own companies.
Vodafone Vents Over UK's 5G Lag
Iain Morris  
6/11/2018   Post a comment
Short mobile masts, inability to access fiber networks and BT's market dominance remain regulatory bugbears for Vodafone as it prepares to roll out 5G services.
Vodafone, Telefónica Call Time on Network-Sharing Arrangement in London
Iain Morris  
6/7/2018   Post a comment
Vodafone and Telefónica are unwinding parts of their network-sharing deal in response to soaring usage of mobile data services.
Deutsche Telekom Misses All-IP Targets, Eyes Automation Savings
Iain Morris  
5/28/2018   Post a comment
German incumbent misses targets for all-IP transformation and related cost savings but eyes another €1.5 billion in savings.
Telus CTO: The Trouble With NFV
Iain Morris  
5/17/2018   Post a comment
Canadian operator says exorbitant software maintenance fees and a bigger operations team is undermining the cost attractions of NFV.
Automation, M&A Leads to Job Losses at CenturyLink
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5/8/2018   Post a comment
CenturyLink confirms plans to cut 2% of its workforce, blaming the merger and automation for the decision.
Ericsson Pivots Toward Profitability
Iain Morris  
4/24/2018   5 comments
Swedish equipment vendor appears to turn a corner with its best set of quarterly results since the departure of former CEO Hans Vestberg.
Orange Eyes 5G Network Slicing in 2022
Iain Morris  
2/7/2018   2 comments
French service provider does not believe 5G services that use network slicing will appear in the market for another four years.
Telstra to Invest $2.3B in Digitization, Networks
Iain Morris  
8/11/2016   17 comments
Australian operator plans major investment program to improve customer service and prepare for arrival of 5G.
APIs to Make Network 'Invisible,' Says Orange
Iain Morris  
7/6/2016   28 comments
Orange Business Services says customers will be able to control a range of network functions through the use of APIs in future.
Open APIs 'Needed' for Transformation, Says VimpelCom CTO
Iain Morris  
6/14/2016   7 comments
VimpelCom hints at interest in the TM Forum's Open APIs initiative as it embarks on the digital transformation of its operations.
BT Looks to YouTube for TV Boost
Iain Morris  
5/12/2016   14 comments
UK fixed-line incumbent may be hoping a deal with the OTT player delivers a boost to viewing figures for the prestigious Champions League soccer tournament.
Vodafone Frustrated by NFV Immaturity
Iain Morris  
5/11/2016   12 comments
Vodafone's Lester Thomas wants to see a bigger push into microservices by the vendor community.
NFV Needs 'Human Revolution,' Says Orange
Iain Morris  
5/10/2016   3 comments
Enterprise division of French telecom incumbent is encountering skills challenges as it rolls out SDN and NFV technology.
TT Launches Video Industry Advisory Board
Iain Morris  
4/26/2016   31 comments
A new initiative from Telco Transformation could have a big impact on the fast-changing TV business.
Viacom Courting UK Pay-TV Partners
Iain Morris  
4/26/2016   12 comments
Media giant is in talks with UK pay-TV players about distribution deals for its new range of video apps.
Orange Becomes a Bank With Groupama Deal
Iain Morris  
4/22/2016   18 comments
Orange seals major deal that will allow it to enter the banking sector in France early next year.
Orange's Livebox Makeover
Iain Morris  
3/18/2016   15 comments
Orange's latest home gateway, a product of new working practices at the French telco, could put rival offerings to shame.
Deutsche Telekom Courts Startups for IoT Spark
Iain Morris  
1/4/2016   24 comments
The German incumbent is out to prove it is an attractive partner for technology entrepreneurs as it looks to fuel the growth of its smart-home and B2B offerings.
Russia's MTS Tackles OTT
Iain Morris  
12/30/2015   61 comments
Russia's biggest operator reckons RCS technology gives it a weapon to use against its web-scale rivals.
African Telcos Feel the Venom of Viber
Iain Morris  
12/23/2015   12 comments
The growing appeal of Internet telephony and messaging applications leaves Africa's telcos in a quandary.
Tales of Telco Transformation
Iain Morris  
12/23/2015   8 comments
Telcos are facing a cataclysmic upheaval that will force them to overhaul their technologies, culture and business practices.




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Italy's 5G auction could exceed a government target of raising €2.5 billion ($2.9 billion) after attracting interest from companies outside the mobile market.
The emerging-markets operator is focusing on the humdrum business of connectivity and keeping quiet about some of its ill-fated 'digitalization' efforts.
Three UK has picked Huawei over existing radio access network suppliers Nokia and Samsung to build its 5G network.
Vendor says that it's its biggest 5G deal to date.
Verizon skates where the puck is going by waiting for standards-based 5G devices to launch its mobile service in 2019.
On-the-Air Thursdays Digital Audio
Orange has been one of the leading proponents of SDN and NFV. In this Telco Transformation radio show, Orange's John Isch provides some perspective on his company's NFV/SDN journey.
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