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Has the 5G Upturn Begun?
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1/19/2018  |  1 comment
A flurry of 5G announcements and rivalries in the US could point to an improvement in mobile equipment markets.
Eurobites: Will Telenor Bail Out of the Balkans?
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1/19/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom considers splitting T-Systems; Arcep opens its 5G window; Tele Columbus goes with Netcracker for billing.
Why Gfast Is About to Come of Age
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
1/18/2018  |  2 comments
The Gfast rollout, which has been stalled while network operators conduct trials and chipset vendors develop new Amendment 3 chipsets, is set to start in 2018 with a ramp-up in 2019.
Eurobites: Vodafone Slices the Fixed Network With Huawei
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1/18/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone and CityFibre bring their gig to Milton Keynes; Ericsson trials data center energy management system; Ofcom revises spectrum auction timetable.
Eurobites: Telia Takes Its Packet Core to the Cloud With Nokia
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1/17/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Sigfox confirms what LR knew; TIM re-starts talks over Canal+ JV; Italy's Enter offers SD-WAN services.
Ericsson Goes Dotty for 5G Small Cells
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1/17/2018  |  Post a comment
Swedish vendor gives its small cell offering a 5G makeover.
Eurobites: BT Puts Its Money Where Its Mouth Is on Fiber Broadband
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1/16/2018  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom updates on vectoring rollout; Iliad Italy goes for youth; Orange deputy CEO on the move?
ETSI's Zero Touch Group Gains Support, Kickstarts Its Automation Engine
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1/16/2018  |  Post a comment
The industry body's new automation group has more big-name members from the operator and vendor communities and, following its inaugural meeting, an early plan of action.
Ericsson Lurches to $1.8B Write-Down
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1/16/2018  |  5 comments
Latest financial setback will chew into operating income and could have implications for profitability targets.
Choi Succeeds Jacobfeuerborn as DT Tech Boss
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1/16/2018  |  1 comment
Management shake-up leaves former SK Telecom executive in charge of technology strategy and Jacobfeuerborn leading the towers subsidiary.
Eurobites: France Leans On Telcos to Extend 4G Coverage With €3B Capex Injection
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1/15/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson troubleshoots with AR; Swisscom reaches agreement on employment conditions; Telenor says 'hey you! Upskill!'
SoftBank to Raise $18B in Telecom Unit IPO – Report
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1/15/2018  |  Post a comment
Japanese giant would reportedly use proceeds from a listing to make further investments in technology companies.
Eurobites: Ericsson Climbs Aboard Connected Car Trials in Japan
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1/12/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Duisburg smartens up with Huawei; ETNO makes a plea for cybersecurity collaboration; Nokia deep-dives under the duvet.
Automation: Hot Topics & Groups to Watch
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1/12/2018  |  Post a comment
Automation is nothing new. So why is it such a big issue for telcos at the start of this year?
Eurobites: Telefónica Takes a Step Towards Transport SDN
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1/11/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: a new UK fiber challenger; Altice slides after revenue warning; Vodafone Italia wants some 5G action; MTN trials 5G tech with Ericsson.
DT Forms New Edge Computing Unit, Appoints Ex-Ericsson Cloud Guru as CEO
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1/10/2018  |  1 comment
Deutsche Telekom has formed a new offshoot called MobiledgeX and appointed former Ericsson cloud platform guru Jason Hoffman as its CEO.
MWC 2018 Threatens to Be 5G New Radio Bore
Morris Lore  | 
1/10/2018  |  16 comments
Let's hope that cloudification, network slicing and core network transformation top the agenda at MWC 2018, and not the dreary issue of 5G new radio.
Eurobites: Nokia Stiffens Telenor's Backbone
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1/10/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Salt demos the gigabit; SVoD surges in the UK; Orange TV gets Pickled; Carphone Warehouse fined for data breach.
Sweden's Tele2 to Swallow Com Hem in $3.3B Deal
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1/10/2018  |  1 comment
Tie-up will increase Tele2's focus on Sweden and add to the pressure on Telia, creating a strong number two player in fixed and mobile markets.
Clark Quite the Catch for Troubled Synchronoss
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1/10/2018  |  3 comments
Synchronoss has had something of a nightmare in the past 12 months but has still managed to hire an experienced and well connected CMO – that can only help during what could be a tricky 2018.
Altice Shifts From M&A to European Recovery
Morris Lore  | 
1/9/2018  |  Post a comment
Altice hopes a just-announced US spin-off will help it double down on its underperforming core European operations.
Eurobites: France Takes Aim at 'Planned Obsolescence' of iPhones
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1/9/2018  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Altice hooks up with Amdocs; Arcep probes Orange's wholesale business; new proposals on 'white space' networks.
Altice Spins Off US Biz, Rejigs in Europe
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1/9/2018  |  1 comment
Restructuring marks a new chapter in Altice's story as the network operator turns its attention from M&A activity to operational improvements.
The Telecoms.com Podcast: We Care a Lot
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1/9/2018  |  Post a comment
LONDON 01/09/2018: The Telecoms.com talking shop re-opens for the new year, and its patrons try to work out what they should care about in 2018.
Sigfox Sheds More Senior Staff, Including North America CEO
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1/8/2018  |  2 comments
The exodus of senior managers from Sigfox continues, with the CEO of its North American business among the latest to leave.
Eurobites: Ericsson to Direct Dallas Traffic
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1/8/2018  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UPC Switzerland throws Salt over, goes with Swisscom for mobile; pay-TV market set to soar in sub-Saharan Africa; Nvidia to bring AI to VW; key Spotify exec departs.
Edge Computing Heads to CES
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1/5/2018  |  Post a comment
NXP demos at CES promise to bring the early potential of edge computing to life.
Automation's Advocates in Downsizing Denial
Morris Lore  | 
1/5/2018  |  Post a comment
It is time the industry faced up to the upheaval that automation will create.
Eurobites: Telco Oligarch Has His Assets Frozen
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1/5/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Amazon enters the fray for English TV soccer rights; Norway's comms minister defends government record on broadband funding.
Eurobites: Telia Supplies New ETNO Chairman
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1/4/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ooredoo says it's not buying a stake in Turk Telekom; CityFibre connects up medics in Coventry; Idea seeks to raise funds ahead of Vodafone merger.
WiC Radio: Sigma CTO Talks Transformations
Que Sera Sarah  | 
1/4/2018  |  1 comment
Join Sigma Systems CTO Catherine Michel on January 11 for an inside look at transforming your network, operations and company culture to compete in the digital era.
Eurobites: Kenyan Regulator Drops Safaricom Break-Up Plans
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1/3/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Google's massive Dutch Sandwich; Spotify faces lawsuit as streaming takes over.
Blueface & Star2Star Seal $500M Unified Comms Merger
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1/3/2018  |  Post a comment
Tie-up between Irish and US players will create a top five company in the unified communications market, the companies say.
Sigfox CIO Said to Be Latest Senior Exec to Depart
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1/2/2018  |  3 comments
Sigfox is believed to have parted ways with CIO Jerome Burriez in the latest sign of senior management upheaval at the French company.
Eurobites: DT Reflects on a Vintage Year for Fiber
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1/2/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's Christmas-comedown EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson does Massive MIMO with Verizon and Qualcomm; UK talks tough on tech firm taxes; Atos completes CVC acquisition.
Huawei Hits $92B in 2017 Sales
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1/2/2018  |  Post a comment
Annual New Year message pins 2017 revenues at $92.3 billion, up 15% on the previous year.
Top Stories: 7 Grand Obsessions of 2017
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12/30/2017  |  1 comment
5G, IoT, NFV – Light Reading's readers had acronyms on the mind in 2017, but their biggest obsession was an eight-letter word.
How CSPs Must Change
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12/29/2017  |  Post a comment
With the traditional operator business dying, CSPs must adopt new operating models to deliver digital services.
Why Video Is at the Heart of Operator Strategies
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12/28/2017  |  Post a comment
PRAGUE, 12/7/2017 – At Light Reading's 2020 Vision Executive Summit in Prague, 'Three Wise Men' – Heavy Reading's Adi Kishore, Light Reading's Iain Morris and Scott Bicheno from Telecoms.com – discuss the ins and outs of service provider video strategies.
NTT's View of the Enterprise Multicloud
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12/27/2017  |  2 comments
NTT Communication's Len Padilla reflects on enterprise cloud trends and shares advice for enterprises in varying stages of their cloud migration.
Nokia Routers Take a Step Toward 'Petabit' Age
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12/22/2017  |  1 comment
Routers based on the highly touted FP4 chip start shipping, setting up a race to win the hearts of web-scale players – a race that credibly includes merchant silicon and white boxes.
Eurobites: DT to Buy Liberty Global's Austrian Unit in €1.9B Deal
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12/22/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson raises $272 million for 5G research; KPN rolls out LTE-M; O2 UK authenticates with Danal.
Putting Machine Learning & AI to Work
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12/22/2017  |  Post a comment
PRAGUE, 12/6/2017 – Heavy Reading Senior Analyst Steve Bell provides some insights into the use of machine learning and AI by communications service providers.
The Future of the Wireless Access Networks
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12/21/2017  |  Post a comment
PRAGUE, 12/7/2017 – At Light Reading's 2020 Vision Executive Summit in Prague, Boingo CTO Derek Peterson talks about the impact of NFV and IoT on the planning and management of all types of wireless access networks.
5G Is Official: First 3GPP Specs Approved
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12/21/2017  |  1 comment
In what could herald an even more intense marketing land-grab, the first official 'early drop' non-standalone 5G NR specifications are approved at the 3GPP's RAN 78 meeting in Lisbon.
Eurobites: Nokia, Huawei Strike Patent Deal
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12/21/2017  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange's Richard to stand trial for embezzlement; OBS provides cloud services for Copernicus project data; EU bodies co-ordinate on cybersecurity.
HbbTV to Virtualize Set-Top Functions
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12/20/2017  |  Post a comment
The HbbTV Association has published its Operator Applications Specification, developed to enable set-top box functionality via an app.
Iliad's Owner Swoops on Ireland's eir
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12/20/2017  |  5 comments
Xavier Niel uses his French operator Iliad and his private holding company NJJ to take a majority stake in eir, Ireland's national operator.
Eurobites: BT's Rural Broadband Offer Spurned
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12/20/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone tests standalone 5G with Ericsson; Iliad's owner invests in eir; Uber is a transport company; Swisscom's gigabit rollout rolls on.
Regulator Raps DT Zero-Rating Service
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12/19/2017  |  Post a comment
Germany's telecom regulator has banned elements of Deutsche Telekom's zero-rated service StreamOn, demanding that it align with the EU's net neutrality and roaming requirements.
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