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Well, technically… the 5G era has little to do with smartphones: Matrixx Software’s Jennifer Kyriakakis (Ep.77)

Jennifer Kyriakakis, the founder & CMO of Matrixx Software, defines the modern telco and lays out why 5G is a catalyst for the changes they are undergoing. She also explains why things like cloud-native and agnostic architecture should be at the heart of this...

Why telcos must transform into techcos — and how to do it (Reader Forum)

Technology revolution is littered with success and failure stories; the first movers set the agenda and it is innovation in process as that generates lower cost, faster time to market and better quality. An analogy is something we take for granted today — robots...

Can private 5G be everything to everyone all at once?

Editor's note: I used to have an editor who told me that if a headline is a question, the answer is probably, "No." Reflections on private 5G from Cisco Live. And from Hannover Messe and from Private Networks in a 5G World. We like to...

‘Private networks will happen with or without telcos’: How Netcracker is helping CSPs stay competitive

Everything on the Netcracker platform is cloud native and is driven by machine learning and artificial intelligence Last week, Netcracker announced Filipino mobile operator Globe Telecom has chosen the company's Managed Services offering to achieve a higher level of operational efficiency. Globe Telecom will use the...

eSIMs – Delivering a faster and greener on-boarding process (Reader Forum)

When buying a new digital service, be it Netflix or Spotify, customers complete the on-boarding process and then start using the service straight away. For the vast majority of mobile customers, there is usually a delay of several days between on-boarding and getting to...

The future of telecommunication with AI: How AI is going to transform the telecom industry (Reader Forum)

The telecommunication industry is no longer limited to just telephones and internet services, but it is now the center of technological advancements with an immense focus on Artificial Intelligence. AI has taken over this industry for more than a decade and has successfully replaced...

UK government announces industry guidelines to deploy O-RAN

One of the O-RAN principles stipulates open disaggregation, allowing elements of the RAN to be sourced from different suppliers The U.K. government announced a set of principles for the development and deployment of Open RAN (O-RAN) equipment. In a statement, the government noted that there is...

How are C-band deployments changing the 5G landscape in the US?

On January 19th 2022, Verizon and AT&T activated their C-band networks, and in doing so, finally shook up the 5G dynamic in the U.S. At the end of last year, an Ookla report positioned the U.S. as the world leader for 5G availability, but when...

T-Mobile US remains the fastest 5G provider in the US, according to Ookla

Verizon, which remained second, saw a strong increase in speeds, likely due to new C-Band deployments Ookla’s latest speed tests concluded that T-Mobile US was the fastest mobile operator in the United States during Q1 2022 with a median download speed of 117.83 Mbps, while...

From ‘tell me more about it’ to experimentation – private network progress continues

Deloitte is seeing 'a lot of experimentation' around private network deployments Private cellular networks for enterprises are considered a major monetization opportunity for communications service providers (CSPs) to set up bespoke networks in support of industrial internet of things projects, as long as they carefully...

Apply game-changing solutions from other verticals to telecom (Reader Forum)

Today businesses are transforming to meet the rising demand from consumers and users who want instant, accurate outcomes on everything from ATM transactions to video analytics for online gaming. Companies that are addressing the demands of our right-now economy by transforming their infrastructure will...

Verizon, AT&T ‘start the chase’ on T-Mobile US: Opensignal on C-band deployments

On January 19th 2022, Verizon and AT&T activated their C-band 5G networks, finally changing up the dynamic in which T-Mobile was the only U.S. carrier using large swaths of mid-band spectrum for 5G. To get a sense of how this development has impacted the...

The telco industry is running toward Open RAN, and that’s a good thing (Reader Forum)

During the past 25 years, the open-source movement has changed just about everything in technology. By transforming how software is developed, deployed and licensed, open source now powers most of the cloud-based apps and digital services we rely on in daily life. And now...

Huawei reports revenue down but profits, R&D spend up

Huawei CFO: "We are more capable of dealing with uncertainty" As U.S. trade sanctions designed to cut off Huawei, and other Chinese firms, from accessing some technologies continue to take a toll, the Chinese technology giant today reported a year-over-year decrease in revenue. But...

GSA reports 200 mobile carriers have already deployed 5G in 78 countries

A total of 200 operators in 78 countries have already launched one or more 3GPP-compliant 5G services as of the end of December, according to the latest update from the Global mobile Suppliers Association (GSA). Also, 487 operators in 145 countries were investing in 5G,...

Huawei shows stable carrier business in 2021 but overall revenues decline

Huawei rotating chairman Guo Ping said in an annual internal New Year’s message that the vendor’s carrier business remained stable and its enterprise segment booked solid growth last year. However, the company’s total revenue for full 2021 was expected to decline by 28.9% year-on-year to...

Telenor turns to Google Cloud for digitalization

Telenor has announced a partnership with Google Cloud to modernize and digitize as it pivots to offer cloud-native 5G services.

ZTE’s revenues climb 13.1% year-on-year in Jan-Sep

Chinese vendor ZTE reported operating revenue of CNY83.83 billion ($13.13 billion) in the first nine months of the year, an increase of 13.1% compared to the same period the previous year, the company said in its earnings release. During the period, net profit attributable to...

The Sunday Brief: Where’s the wireless service growth (AT&T and Verizon earnings insights)?

Mid-April second vaccination greetings from Lake Norman/ Charlotte.  This week, a box arrived containing an oversized,  fleece-lined hooded blanket from T-Mobile (the package also included a loincloth-sized black towel entitled “verwhyzon”).  The opening picture is my poor attempt to model the present  (T-Mobile’s analyst...

Will 5G Change the World? Jim Patterson, Patterson Advisory Group (Ep. 33)

RCR Wireless News · Will 5G Change the World? Jim Patterson, Patterson Advisory Group (Ep. 33) Industry analyst Jim Patterson recaps quarterly earnings from U.S. Tier 1 operators, explores opportunities for operators and cloud providers to sell 5G to enterprises, and predicts the score of...

The Sunday Brief: What pandemic? Telecom 3Q earnings preview (Part 2)

October greetings from Virginia Beach and Davidson/ Lake Norman.  Fall has arrived in the Piedmont, but that has not kept us (and pets) from enjoying our kayaks.  Hopefully you are finding time to enjoy the outdoors.  Many thanks to Jennifer Fritzsche for her terrific column...

Kagan: Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile on different growth paths

Over the last several decades, competitors in the wireless industry were all on the same path. However, over this last decade we have seen three completely different directions emerge. Let’s take a closer look at networks in the changing industry, what to expect going...

5G and the age of pandemic: A look at the US (Reader Forum)

Overview Wireless technology is central to interactions with families, friends and coworkers, so we expect our devices and networks to be there when needed.   In this pandemic, questions are already being asked:  When consumers abruptly changed locations and traffic patterns, were the networks ready...

The Sunday Brief: I don’t know

Early Earth Day greetings from Lake Norman/ Charlotte, North Carolina.  Pictured are some peach iris in our front yard – nature is not missing a step in April, and reminds us all of its beauty on crisp, sunny spring mornings.  Len Lauer (1958-2020) We have a...

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