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The Telecoms.com Podcast: 6G, OpenRAN and big tech

No guest this week which just means more stream-of-consciousness dribble from the regulars. They start by discussing Huawei’s decision to publish a book on 6G and what the underlying message may be. They move on to discuss the difficulties faced by the O-RAN Alliance when some of its members aren’t allowed to hang out with each other and conclude with a look at the increasing overlap between big tech and big politics.

5G and the changing face of RAN planning

Network engineers around the world can agree on one thing when it comes to 5G: it brings a great deal of complexity when designing, planning and optimizing networks.

Rakuten Mobile loss almost doubled in Q2

Operating loss incurred at Japan’s challenger operator increased by 85% in Q2 to reach $900 million, which the company attributed to aggressive investment in network rollout and rising roaming cost.

Rakuten to build mobile network for 1&1

Rakuten announced partnership with 1&1 to build “Europe’s first fully virtualised mobile network” for the German greenfield operator. The company also set up a separate unit to drive global expansion.

Rakuten acquires OpenRAN partner Altiostar

Rakuten announced that it has completed the acquisition of the software company Altiostar, which it had already partly owned and has collaborated closely on OpenRAN.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: BT/EE, Ericsson and net neutrality

The guys sacrifice an afternoon in the sun to sit in a dark studio and pod just for you, dear listener. They start by reflecting on a virtual press event held by BT/EE and try to work out what the point of it was. They move on to review Ericsson’s latest quarterly earnings, which took a hit from a downturn in China, and conclude with another go at the eternal debate around net neutrality.

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