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Suppliers & SCM

Huawei crisis: leak points to Deutsche Telekom Group exposure fears

Likely Huawei restrictions reportedly prompt DT to turn back to Nokia as 5G player. Finnish vendor said to have come under pressure for quality improvements.

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M&A

Shentel users in play if Sprint deal gets thumbs up

Sign-off to mega-deal would give New T‑Mobile management a raise/fold option in north-eastern US states.

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Partnerships & Alliances

BuyIn adds Bell and NOS to shopping club

Long search for willing partners finally yields some results.

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Network & Infrastructure

T-Mobile and Slovak Telekom meld cores

NatCos transfer to a common, Mavenir-supplied IMS.

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Public Affairs

Operators own up to 2015 coverage target misses

NatCo claims to have met household coverage targets set at 2015 auction. None of Germany’s three MNOs meets 100% targets along transport routes. BNetzA yet to test operators’ coverage claims.