Category: RAN


The Telecoms.com Podcast: Ericsson, Orange and eco masts

There’s a downbeat start to this week’s pod as Scott battles the elements, infirmity, and portentous news. The Hazy Jane soon works its magic, however and they commence with a look at Ericsson’s biggest ever acquisition. Operator boardroom shenanigans provide the next topic before they conclude with a look at Vodafone’s bid to free itself from the electrical grid.

Five key reasons why wireless is in your WAN future

Cellular wireless networks are an appealing alternative to traditional wired network infrastructure because they provide fiber-fast and cellular-simple connections anywhere you can get a cell signal.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Communications, Vodafone and radios

The pod is delighted to welcome a guest this week – Elena Davidson, CEO of Liberty Communications. Accordingly they start by talking about PR and comms, including the apparent evaporation of entertainment budgets, before analysing a recent attempt by Facebook to communicate with the outside world. They move on to reflect on recent conversations with Vodafone UK’s head of networks before concluding with a look at the radio weight arms race.

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.

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