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T-Mobile, Sprint in $146bn merger

Suggesting the move will create the only company with the network capacity needed to launch rapidly a nationwide 5G network with the breadth and depth critical to extend the USA’s…

Report: China leads in 5G race  

Report: China leads in 5G race  

China holds a narrow lead in overall 5G readiness ahead of South Korea and the US, according to a report from global telecommunications research firm, Analysys Mason for US mobile…

Ofcom finalises spectrum auction

Ofcom finalises spectrum auction

UK comms regulator Ofcom has published the final outcome of its auction to release more airwaves for 4G mobile and future 5G services. On April 5th, Ofcom announced which companies…

Analyst: Europe left in 5G starting blocks

Analyst: Europe left in 5G starting blocks

Analyst firm CCS Insight has raised its near-term forecast for global 5G connections following impressive progress made by the industry over the past six months. This headway has been accelerated…

India: Netflix, Jio hold partnership talks

Reports out of India suggest that Netflix CEO Reed Hastings has held talks with India’s fast-growing 4G cellular network operator Reliance Jio. The reports suggest that Netflix is targeting a…

UK spectrum auction raises £1.35bn

UK spectrum auction raises £1.35bn

UK comms regulator Ofcom has announced the outcome of the principal stage of its auction to release airwaves for 4G mobile and future 5G services. It has been running an…

Report: US cellular industry major economic contributor

The US wireless [celluar] industry contributes $475 billion (€387bn) annually to America’s economy and supports 4.7 million jobs, according to a new report commissioned by US wireless communications industry trade…

Japan: 4G, fibre & IPTV drive telco and pay-TV market

Japan: 4G, fibre & IPTV drive telco and pay-TV market

Driven by growth in mobile data, fixed broadband and pay-TV, the total telecom and pay-TV services revenue in Japan is expected to grow at a CAGR of 2.2 per cent…

UK 5G auction starts

UK 5G auction starts

Bidding has started for the latest batch of UK airwaves as networks look to offer next-generation 5G services and improve existing 4G. The big four mobile networks (O2, Three, EE…

LatAm: MNOs set to become OTT players

Following Dataxis research, 34 mobile operators have already deployed OTT as added value to their clients. Moreover, some of the operators are keen to add third party platforms to empower…