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Denmark's TDC Accepts US$6.7B Takeover Bid
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2/12/2018  |  Post a comment
The Danish national operator has accepted a renewed takeover offer from Macquarie and various pension funds that values it at about US$6.7 billion.
Orange's 5G Plan: Definitely, Maybe
News Analysis  | 
2/12/2018  |  2 comments
France's biggest service provider is preparing to roll out 5G networks despite the uncertainties it faces.
Eurobites: BT, Openreach Separation Back in the Spotlight
News Analysis  | 
2/12/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's regional roundup: TDC's planned merger with MTG could unravel; plus news from Open Fiber and Huawei, Scottish ISP Commsworld and Mitel.
MTS Eyes 'Ticketmaster' Role in Russia After Latest M&A Moves
News Analysis  | 
2/12/2018  |  Post a comment
Russia's biggest mobile network operator says latest takeovers form part of its digital diversification strategy.
Cato Caters to Enterprises Opting Out of Carrier SD-WAN
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2/12/2018  |  Post a comment
Suppliers like Cato Networks are among a growing group of competitors to telcos in the SD-WAN space.
TalkTalk's 'Tech Debt' Transformation
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
2/12/2018  |  1 comment
In the wake of a damaging cyber attack in 2015, Philip Clayson was tasked with creating a cyber breach remediation plan for over 600 applications across TalkTalk's consumer and enterprise divisions and to deal with the operator's 'tech debt.'
MWC 2018: Tackling the SME Market
LRTV Interviews  | 
2/12/2018  |  Post a comment
Ovum senior analyst Alex Harrowell discusses they key challenges facing SMEs, including security, digital transformation and customer relationship management, that could be addressed by managed services and a more focused offer from network operators.
What's Behind RJio's Relentless Price Cutting?
News Analysis  | 
2/12/2018  |  Post a comment
Hopes for a recovery in pricing are evaporating following further price cuts by India's most aggressive player.
Beating Netflix at Its Own Game
Column  | 
2/12/2018  |  Post a comment
How pay-TV operators can unleash the power of AI and deep learning to compete in the rapidly changing video market.
Warning: US Cablecos Will Go National
MariNation  | 
2/9/2018  |  9 comments
The shot clock has started. Tick, tick, tick... boom!
Monitoring the Mobile Cloud Is Essential for Digitalization
Column  | 
2/9/2018  |  Post a comment
Accurate real-time visibility into next-generation networks and clouds is essential for operators' digital transformation and 5G strategies.
Qualcomm Rejects Latest Broadcom Bid
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2/9/2018  |  Post a comment
But Qualcomm is offering to meet with Broadcom to discuss the bid.
Huawei: We're Still in Orange's 5G Plans
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2/9/2018  |  1 comment
Head of Huawei's carrier division says the Chinese vendor is involved in Orange's 5G developments despite not being included in the French operator's 5G test plans announced this week.
Has China Really Opened Up a 5G Gap?
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2/9/2018  |  Post a comment
The notion that China has opened up a 5G gap with the US looks mistaken.
Measuring Progress in Carrier SDN
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
2/9/2018  |  Post a comment
It's still hard to say whether carrier SDN is really a success or a failure, but the needle is moving on SDN commercialization – albeit not as quickly as some might hope.
DT Ditches Nokia From Its German Radio Access Network
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2/9/2018  |  Post a comment
Ericsson confirmed as the replacement for Nokia in Deutsche Telekom's German radio access network.
WiCipedia: Social Skills Boost Opportunity & the Emergence of Diversity Data
WiCipedia  | 
2/9/2018  |  2 comments
This week in our WiC roundup: SheHacks hosts largest female hackathon in world; the birth of diversity data; wear your geek on your sleeve; and more.
It's Time to Enter the Leading Lights
Shades of Ray  | 
2/9/2018  |  Post a comment
If your company excelled during the past year, you need to be submitting your entry for this year's Leading Lights awards. Get the full details by clicking on this link.
Eurobites: EE Pushes 4G-Based Home Broadband Out In the Sticks
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2/9/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: German operators sign up for 'secure' login system; Keymile's new boss; irritation with notifications; satellite rivals team up on FCC proposal.
Google Access: New Leader, New Roadmap
News Analysis  | 
2/8/2018  |  Post a comment
Google has learned a lesson or two about delivering broadband.
AT&T Makes Major 'Wind' Buy
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2/8/2018  |  Post a comment
Network operator investing heavily in renewable energy joins other US corporations in wind-buying alliance.
Huawei Commits Up to $20B for Annual R&D, Fleshes Out AI Pitch
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2/8/2018  |  1 comment
Chinese vendor commits to spend between $10 to 20 billion per year on R&D and prepares to launch its cross-portfolio AI-enabled platform.
T-Mobile Readies Mobile 5G for 2019, but Stresses 4G's Primacy
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2/8/2018  |  2 comments
T-Mobile can switch on 5G in some urban areas as compatible smartphones become available in 2019.
MWC 2018: Has OpenRAN Come of Age?
LRTV Interviews  | 
2/8/2018  |  Post a comment
The disaggregation of the radio access network has been on operator agendas for some years, but will 'best of breed' mobile broadband access network models take off in 2018? Or is this just an R&D dream?
Huawei's $800M 5G Budget Piles Pressure on Ericsson, Nokia
News Analysis  | 
2/8/2018  |  Post a comment
Chinese vendor will have put the frighteners on its European rivals with an update on its 5G and broader R&D plans.
Eurobites: TalkTalk Forms JV for £1.5B Fiber Foray
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2/8/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: state investment firm sells off shares in Telia; TDC rejects takeover bid; Ericsson's on the 5G radio.
MWC 2018: In Search of 'Mobile First' Video
LRTV Interviews  | 
2/8/2018  |  Post a comment
Ahead of MWC 2018, Ovum analyst Ed Barton discusses the mobile video services sector and the prospects for 'mobile first' video models.
Android TV Arrives With Evolution Digital
News Analysis  | 
2/7/2018  |  1 comment
The future is rosy for Android TV.
Huawei Frozen Out of Orange's 5G Paris Party
News Analysis  | 
2/7/2018  |  Post a comment
Orange announces Ericsson, Nokia, Cisco and Samsung as key partners on 5G trials. Where does that leave Huawei?
Charter Has Big Gig Plans for 2018
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2/7/2018  |  Post a comment
Second-biggest US cable and broadband provider plans to deploy DOCSIS 3.1 and offer 1-Gig service across its 50-million-home footprint by year's end.
Is Intent-Based Networking Too Inflexible for Network Automation?
Column  | 
2/7/2018  |  Post a comment
Intent-based – or outcome-driven – networking attempts to automatically provision networks based on our ability to define our intent or outcome, but is IBN the right approach to advancing network automation?
Eurobites: Nokia, Qualcomm Boast 5G Network-to-Device Interop Tests
News Analysis  | 
2/7/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Elisa tests virtual reality and more on pre-standard 5G; VodafoneZiggo upgrades core with Ericsson; Com Hem gets 1.2Gbit/s symmetrical over fiber coax.
5G in the USA: Where We At?
News Analysis  | 
2/7/2018  |  2 comments
Hint: Don't expect much action before the final three months of this year.
MWC 2018: Facing the Millennial Challenge
LRTV Interviews  | 
2/7/2018  |  Post a comment
Ovum analyst Camille Mendler explains why the tech and mobile industries need to focus on delivering enterprise solutions that can be understood and used by anyone as the millennial generation begins to comprise the majority of the workforce.
TCS Plots M&A as It Joins the Vendor Ranks
News Analysis  | 
2/6/2018  |  Post a comment
Tata Consultancy Services, an important partner to many operators and system vendors, will develop and sell its own products as it reinvents itself as a 'new systems integrator.'
Frontier Deflects Sell-Off Rumors
News Analysis  | 
2/6/2018  |  2 comments
Easy come, easy go.
OPNFV Unveils Vendor Verification Program
News Analysis  | 
2/6/2018  |  Post a comment
New verification process intended to make commercialization simpler and faster.
Orange Adds Cisco to SD-WAN Offering in Automation Push
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2/6/2018  |  Post a comment
Enterprise division of French telecom incumbent says it will be able to deploy the Cisco SD-WAN offering in minutes at remote enterprise sites.
Verizon Demos 50-Meg VR App Over 5G
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2/6/2018  |  Post a comment
Virtual Skybox VR demo imported 4K feeds and interactive extras into an app streamed live over Verizon's pre-5G test network.
MWC 2018: The Next Phase of 5G
LRTV Interviews  | 
2/6/2018  |  Post a comment
Heavy Reading Principal Analyst Gabriel Brown believes this year's MWC in Barcelona will witness a deep dive into 'Phase II' 5G tech developments such as network slicing.
Orange Spain CEO Puts 5G Squeeze on Ericsson, Nokia
News Analysis  | 
2/6/2018  |  1 comment
The head of Orange Spain sees no short-term need to blanket his market with 5G networks and wants to 'break' the business model of Ericsson and Huawei.
The Telecoms.com Podcast: Money, Money, Money
LRTV Documentaries  | 
2/6/2018  |  Post a comment
Q4 and more in this week's edition of our go-to gabfest.
Eurobites: Airline WiFi Scheme Set for Take-Off
News Analysis  | 
2/6/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica and Huawei test 5G-V2X; Nokia tries out LPWA tech for French power giant; Orange turns to Check Point for device protection.
Brace Up! RJio to Disrupt Home & Enterprise Segment
News Analysis  | 
2/6/2018  |  Post a comment
India's most aggressive operator is preparing to expand into new market areas.
Viavi Splashes $455M on Cobham's T&M Unit
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2/6/2018  |  Post a comment
With the 5G test market in mind, Viavi has coughed up $455 million to acquire the test and measurement division of Cobham, a move that takes it into other verticals as well.
TMF Rethinks B/OSS With ODA, but Will Industry Care?
News Analysis  | 
2/6/2018  |  Post a comment
The standards body has come up with a new architectural framework for a more digital and real-time back office.
CenturyLink Builds on a Double Dose of Security Smarts
News Analysis  | 
2/5/2018  |  1 comment
Top security exec says the combination gives a better end-to-end view of customer network traffic, with both network and on-prem visibility.
Charter Sees High Capex Peaking
News Analysis  | 
2/5/2018  |  1 comment
Second-biggest US cable and broadband provider says its heavy capital spending will start to ebb a bit this year even as it carries out more all-digital and DOCSIS 3.1 system upgrades.
AT&T Data Center Sale Not About Time Warner
News Analysis  | 
2/5/2018  |  1 comment
Scale is everything.
Operators Adopt Bolder Strategies for Automation
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
2/5/2018  |  1 comment
The most recent Thought Leadership Council (TLC) survey finds that although most communications service providers (CSPs) prefer to have a solid plan in place before moving on a new market trend, it's not looking to be the same for automation, as most CSPs surveyed say they are moving forward without solid plans.
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