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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.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: MWC, public cloud and OpenRAN

The guys reflect on what it was like to not attend the recent attenuated Mobile World Congress, which took place last week despite having all the odds stacked against it. One of the apparent highlights was a special zone dedicated to the public cloud, so they move onto discuss the latest development in that scene, before concluding with recent OpenRAN news.

Nokia unveils a major 5G radio refresh

Finnish kit vendor Nokia has taken the latest step towards getting its act together on 5G with the launch of a bunch of new AirScale products.

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