Two agree on mixture of passive and ‘active’ sharing of mobile networks, but not spectrum. Both parties insist they can reduce costs without surrendering autonomous, strategic decision-making.
Rare appearance of South Korean vendor in Deutsche Telekom network discussions shows various avenues being explored following Huawei clampdown. Polish network‑sharing JV is keeping its options open amid the controversy over China‑based suppliers.
Navigation patents on the block; vendors urged to open up; T‑Mobile Netherlands keeps it Simpel with proposed re‑takeover.
Telefónica honing a venture strategy that aligns with current Group priorities and brings in new technology partners without dulling their edge. Gawendo paints picture of the telco ventures sector as collegial and collaborative as co‑opetition reigns. Chema Alonso’s influence seen nudging Telefónica investment portfolio towards consumer propositions.
Qualcomm 5G access role praised, Wholesale gets Gigabit‑ready.
NEC boosts its position as a Vodafone open RAN frontrunner, while Altiostar muscles in.
Winners selected for Living Apps partnership and Restarting Together coronavirus recovery project; Movistar launches new subscription solar panel business.
Leads way in sourcing ‘open’ radio hardware suppliers. Targets DU/CU disaggregation and white‑box base stations. Involved in raft of new TIP initiatives, including Solution Groups, OpenBNG, and MUST. Tenorio insists commercial deployments to date are “tip of the iceberg”.
German coalition cabinet reportedly approves measures in IT security bill that, if passed, will effectively ban Huawei from 5G RAN market. Revision looks set to hurt Vodafone’s planning in largest market. Vodafone Greece also looks set for disruption as Pompeo visit increases pressure for a local ban.
Nokia to become 5G infrastructure top dog as Huawei fades. Virtualisation opportunities abound as BT and Nokia commit to expanding open RAN ecosystem, and imminent developments on the network edge are anticipated.