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    O-RAN will slow African telcos – analysis

    Each kit vendor multiplies complexity cost The Open RAN concept is a complexity trap that will bog down many operators, warns telecoms consultant John Strand,...

    Orange urges Europe to Re think

    Only one in a hundred phones is recycled Orange Group is telling its European divisions to refurbish, return, reuse and, most important of all, recycle...

    Africell leapfrogs Movicel into second place in Angola

    It's got 2m subscribers, $300m in funding and Nokia Africell, the US-funded entrant to the Angolan mobile market, has already overtaken Movicel to move...

    Pharrowtech gets $15m to make mmWaves, Ofcom auctions them and Qualcomm SnapDragon connects to them

    Operators need mmWave like base stations need backhaul This has been a good week for the millimeter wave (mmWave) camp, with three major developments adding...

    Ubicquia and Movandi claim billions can be saved by their instant mmWave

    Streetlight-mounted repeaters will create 5G building surge Infrastructure design creatives Ubicquia and radio specialist Movandi have created an ‘infrastructure light’ mmWave unit that could save the mobile network operators millions of...

    TIP Academy launches first O-RAN training courses

    B2B learning service teaches the positive side of disaggregation The Telecom Infrastructure project (TIP) has announced that the first curriculum on the platform is to be centred...

    UK Gov funds £10m ‘Search for a Tsar’ contest to find 5G supply chain diversity supremo

    Must be creative while doing exactly what it says on UKTIN The UK Telecoms Innovation Network (UKTIN) has revised the terms of a competition...

    Telefónica to fly in Isreali start-ups who invent ‘real tech for real problems’

    Start-ups like Upword make apps that cut the nonsense Telefonica’s innovation division, Wayra X is scouting Israeli start-ups for ideas on digital health, education, smart...

    Telcos are all data and no insight – report

    Who can do 5G Network Analytics? The six billion dollar question Telcos stand accused of having too much data and too little insight by a...

    VMware tests Ericsson 5G Core for making telco clouds

    Is it quicker, cheaper and easier to build 5G Cores with VMware? On Monday (April 25th) Ericsson and VMware revealed that work has begun to validate Ericsson’s...

    Mavenir gives Germany an Open RAN Centre of Excellence 

    Bonn facility will help mobile operators create Open RAN purity Network software writer Mavenir has created an Open RAN Centre of Excellence in Germany. The Bonn facility...

    How Poland has upped Ericsson’s radio activity

    Ericsson’s Polish 5G factory makes its millionth radio module Ericsson has just produced its millionth 5G radio products at the Flex Tczew factory in Poland...

    Orange opens 5G Lab in Warsaw – its 12th incubator

    Once Poland assigns its frequencies inventions will be ready Orange Poland has launched a 5G Lab at its Warsaw headquarters. It adds to Orange’s Europe...

    EE and Qualcomm to bash seven spectrums of signal out of 5G to get best performance yet

    Brutal treatment not tried in Europe but could pay dividends UK mobile operator EE and chip maker Qualcomm Technologies have announced a daring new project...

    Telco software’s cheaper if it’s op-ex, off-prem and on-trend – Nokia report 

    Vendor's top three reasons why renting software is 25% cheaper Telcos that buy software as a service (SaaS) can pay 25% less in IT costs,...