Light Reading – Orange Sees ‘Peak’ Capex in 2018/19, Ups 2017 Guidance

While European operators such as Germany’s Deutsche Telekom AG (NYSE: DT) have warned investors that spending on 5G rollout across Europe could amount to hundreds of billions of dollars, not all analysts are convinced the arrival of 5G will trigger a surge in operator spending.

The use of lower spectrum bands — providing better wide-area and indoor coverage than the millimeter wave frequencies that operators are eyeing in other parts of the world — could help to reduce the bill significantly, as could the relatively newfound ability to upgrade networks through software modifications rather than new hardware investments.

“If I were a vendor I would base my business plan on the equipment market being smaller in the next five to seven years,” says Bengt Nordström, the CEO of the Northstream market-research and consulting group.

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Mobile Europe - Proximus, VEON execs win CTO of the Year awards

VEON’s Yogesh Malik and Proximus’s Geert Standaert scooped the awards at Mobile Europe’s CTO of the Year event on Wednesday evening. The judging panel for this year’s awards comprised Graeme Neill, Mobile Europe Editor, Marc Smith, Group Editor of Mobile Europe and European Communications, Kester Mann, Principal Analyst at CCS Insight, Bengt Nordstrom, CEO of [...]
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