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Wireless Watch 672 February 6: The changing US MNO landscape


Key Issues: The Changing US MNO landscape

  • AT&T opens up ECOMP in its bid to become a “very different” telco 2
  • No 5G spectrum famine - US carriers start to stitch their new patchwork 10
  • From NFV to small cells, first priority is capex reduction not new services 18


  • Vodafone and Telenor seek Indian mergers to fend off RJio 23
  • AT&T struggles with AirGig utility negotiations, Nokia chases smart grid 28
  • Nokia revenues drop for 2016 but CEO is upbeat about diversification 31
  • Apple seizes back smartphone lead, but its joy will be shortlived 33

M&A Watch:

UK’s leading towerco Arqiva is up for sale; Keysight buys Ixia to bolster telecoms testing business 35

5G Watch:

Orange in new 5G initiatives with both Nokia and Ericsson 37

IoT Watch:

Nokia adds new connectivity options to IMPACT IoT platform 38

Connected Car Watch:

Amazon may be auto industry’s defence against Apple and Google 40

Mobile OS and Applications:

Firefox closes second device OS initiative in 14 months 42

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