Category: 5G and Beyond

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The US would never dare push ‘fair contribution’ onto big tech

As the debate around ‘fair contribution’ – which asserts big tech firms like Netflix and Google should chip in for the costs of telecoms infrastructure – rolls on, we spoke to Maria Lema, co-founder of Weaver Labs, who told us why she thinks its a bad idea. 

Do telcos have the right business model for the 5G era?

In part one of this Telecoms.com interview with HPE, we talk to VP and General Manager, Communications Technology Group Tom Craig (pictured) about the current state of 5G, Open RAN, and how operators can evolve and grow into new business frontiers.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: 5G, Vodafone/Three and Orange

We’re delighted to welcome special guest Gabriel Brown to the pod this week. He is an analyst at Heavy Reading, specialising in mobile infrastructure, so the guys take the opportunity to pick his brains about the latest developments in 5G. They move on to dissect the big news story of the week – the potential merger of UK mobile operators Vodafone and Three – before finishing with a quick recap of Iain’s recent trip to France with Orange.

GSMA says Europe’s 5G rollout is too slow

Telco trade body the GSMA says in order to stay competitive European economies must ‘digitalise’ themselves through faster 5G rollouts, and manages to crowbar in the ‘fair contribution’ argument. 

Italian operators continue 5G FWA push

Vodafone Italia is very excited about hitting its latest 5G fixed wireless access milestone, while one of Italy’s FWA market leaders has changed its name as it embarks on a new, wholesale-only strategy.

Polls

Do you agree public funding should be used to support mobile operators to more broadly deploy Open RAN?

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