SDxCentral Weekly Wrap for April 19, 2019: Ericsson's China offices are raided by antitrust regulators; 5G is part of the FCC's $20B rural broadband pledge; and a security flaw is found in popular enterprise VPNs.
The Sweden-based vendor is in bullish mood after a strong first quarter but warns of headwinds in the remainder of 2019 as 5G contracts ramp up.
The Chinese juggernaut this week is trying to shift attention to the future by highlighting 5G deployments that are underway and its plan to pursue a more rapid pace of innovation.
The Wall Street Journal reported that the investigation included a raid on Ericsson’s offices in Beijing.
Bell decided against buying 600 MHz frequencies but said it looks forward to 3.5 GHz and millimeter wave spectrum auctions.
The Swiss carrier plans to be first in Europe to offer 5G smartphones and networks simultaneously.
Qualcomm loses CFO to Intel; another senior exec leaves Ericsson; and an Oracle Cloud exec joins Thomas Kurian at Google Cloud.
Vendors use Germany’s Hannover Fair as a showcase for industrial 5G and IoT applications.
Within a span of 24 hours, Ericsson and Nokia both claimed to have 16 commercial 5G deals with publicly named service providers.
The Pentagon is planning for a series of experiments later this year to learn more about propagation, latency, interference, and the equipment necessary to power 5G.
Andy Purdy argues that the best approach to security is to require a diversity of suppliers and clear divisions of responsibility.
Ericsson is still far from beating Huawei’s 5G contract tally, but it’s taking small steps in the right direction.
Korean mobile operators look set to beat Verizon by a matter of days in the race to a 5G network launch.
TDC CEO Allison Kirby told local media that the operator “is not blind” to the widely held concerns linked to Huawei and cybersecurity threats.
The Finnish carrier is working with Nokia on the fixed wireless network equipment and is looking to start its first customer trials this spring.