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The Telecoms.com Podcast: Diversification, consolidation and aggravation

The core team of Jamie, Iain and Scott is back in town and they start by mulling over the faltering attempts by operators to diversify away from their core business in the endless search for margin and growth. That moves them seamlessly onto the topic of operator consolidation and what is the optimal number of MNOs. Elsewhere suspicion of Chinese kit vendors remains the story that keeps on giving and Iain reckons there may be trouble ahead for 5G.

Qualcomm-NXP deal could be back on

The Chinese president would be open to approving the acquisition of NXP should Qualcomm propose again, according to the White House.

Korea switches on 5G

All three of Korea’s major mobile operators switched on 5G networks simultaneous at midnight on 1 December, offering business FWA based on 3GPP standards.

ETSI publishes new spec and reports on 5G tech

The European Telecommunications Standards Institute, ETSI, released a new specification on packet formatting and forwarding and two reports on transport and network slicing respectively.

New Zealand joins the march against Huawei

Kiwi telco Spark has had an application to incorporate Huawei’s radio access network (RAN) equipment in its 5G infrastructure plans slapped down over security concerns.

Telecoms.com Annual Industry Survey 2018

Once again well over 1,000 industry professionals from a broad array of backgrounds responded to the survey with their first-hand experience as well as their perspective views on the current status and future trends of the industry. As our customary practice, the report started with an overall industry landscape before we delved into six key areas pertinent to today’s telecoms industry: NFV, 5G, IoT, Digital Transformation, Security, and Test & Monitoring.

UK Gov reserves £6.8bn to realise 5G dream by 2027

The UK Government has released a report which outlines £600 billion investments in national infrastructure, including £6.8 billion to make 5G a reality by 2027 and nationwide full fibre coverage by 2033.

EE does a 5G broadcast

In the latest installment of its snowballing 5G marketing drive, UK MNO EE claimed to have conducted a live 5G broadcast between Wembley Stadium and the Excel Exhibition Centre.

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