Category: RAN


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 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: Nokia, roaming and Ofcom censorship

The guys are giving Mobile World Congress 2021 a miss due to all the associated Covid hassle, so they try to assuage their FOMO with some vaguely Spanish refreshments from Tesco. They start by reviewing the recent reboot of Nokia’s 5G portfolio, which Iain reckons is a big deal. They move on to EE’s contentious decision to start charging its customers for data roaming in Europe and conclude with a look at a new UK law that would allow Ofcom to censor digital speech.

The Journey to Virtualized RAN – Insights 2021

Date: 22nd July Time: 3pm BST A lot has happened since Q4 2019 when Heavy Reading surveyed communications service providers (CSPs) on their plans for virtualization – and, specifically vRAN. In early 2021, the team checked in with the carriers to see how their plans had changed – either delayed or accelerated – over the course […]

Nokia bags 5G RAN deal in Denmark

Nokia will be the sole supplier of 5G radio equipment for the Danish network joint venture between Telia and Telenor, which recently picked up new spectrum to enable it to forge ahead with 5G rollout.

Rakuten says it will have “No More Secrets”

Rakuten’s CTO Tareq Amin told analysts and media that the company will soon disclose all prices it pays its suppliers, in a new drive for commoditisation of telecoms hardware and software.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: OpenRAN, quarterlies and AI

Iain and Scott retreat from springtime London to bring you another dose of telecoms chit-chat. They start with the latest on the hot topic of OpenRAN, including Dish going all-in with AWS. Quarterlies season is in full flow, so they move on to look at Ericsson’s before concluding with a review of the latest thinking around the regulation of artificial intelligence.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: vendor diversity, Huawei and Virgin/O2 merger

The boys are back in town as they record the first pod from the studio this year. They celebrate by discussing the UK telecoms diversity taskforce, which has called for more diversity. Some things never change and they follow that with the inevitable Huawei segment before concluding with a look at the UK merger between Virgin Media and O2, which has just been approved.

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