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Google Takes Transatlantic Cable for Solo Swim
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7/17/2018  |  Post a comment
The Dunant cable, a private cable exclusive to Google, will go live in late 2020 connecting Virginia Beach in the US to the French Atlantic coast.
Eurobites: Telia Bags TDC Norway for $2.59B
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7/17/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica suffers data breach; Telenor slips in Q2; TalkTalk revenues up but ARPU down; Actility, HERE team up for asset tracking.
Europe's Telecom Sector Is Not Perfect, but It's Less Rotten Than America's
Morris Lore  | 
7/17/2018  |  1 comment
The standard narrative that heavy-handed regulation is undermining Europe's telecom sector is a myth that needs busting.
Lowering the Barriers to Telco AI With Acumos
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7/16/2018  |  Post a comment
The use of artificial intelligence by telcos is currently limited, but the Acumos AI Project looks set to make machine learning applications more easily created and readily available.
Eurobites: OBS Buys Basefarm to Reap Multicloud Benefits
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7/16/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: CityFibre thinks there's been a broadband con-trick; Ericsson trumpets 5G breakthrough with Telstra; MegaFon delists from London.
Telecom Jargonosaurus Part 1: Repeat Offenders
Morris Lore  | 
7/13/2018  |  9 comments
Welcome to the inaugural edition of Light Reading's jargonosaurus, in which we take aim at some of the worst language abuses in the telecom sector.
Eurobites: German Giants Pledge to Extend 4G Coverage
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7/13/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Proximus looks to boost IoT credentials with Codit acquisition; Telit sells automotive unit; Finland starts 5G spectrum auction.
WiCipedia: Open Office Fishbowls & Trans Women in Tech
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7/13/2018  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: Trans women in tech teach bros; benefits rank different importance depending on gender; girls run the (tech) world; and more.
FCC's Rosenworcel: US 'Falling Behind' on 5G
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7/13/2018  |  4 comments
US regulator says the US now lags a host of European and Asian countries on the award of all-important mid-band spectrum for use with 5G services.
Pinpricks & Big Sticks: An Anatomy of Telco & Tech Fines
Morris Lore  | 
7/12/2018  |  Post a comment
Fines against telecom and technology companies rarely seem effective.
Eurobites: Comcast Ups Its Bid for Sky
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7/12/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT shareholders revolt over Patterson's package; ECI lands backbone deal in Lithuania; Exponential-e tackles multicloud.
Smart Cities: Orange Sticks Its Neck Out on Transylvanian Testbed
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7/11/2018  |  Post a comment
Successful trials in the Romanian city of Alba Iulia could have big implications for Orange's European smart city strategy.
Eurobites: Vodafone Greece Extends Network With CYTA Acquisition
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7/11/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Com Hem profits down in Q2; Virgin adds BT's 4K UHD sports channel; Sky sells online betting stake; UK fines Facebook a pittance for data breaches.
Ericsson Offloads 700-Strong Field Service Biz
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7/11/2018  |  Post a comment
Swedish equipment vendor says divestment of its field services unit supports its focus on restoring profitability.
Fox Trumps Comcast With $32.5B Bid for Sky
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7/11/2018  |  Post a comment
Analyst says the bidding war looks set to run and run.
Fox Aims to Outfox & Outspend Comcast for Sky – Report
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7/10/2018  |  Post a comment
Fox reportedly is about to pull the trigger on a bigger bid for Sky that could thwart Comcast's play for the coveted UK-based service provider.
Ericsson Rebadges Media Unit, Eyes Smart Cities, M&A
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7/10/2018  |  Post a comment
The media business that Ericsson is relinquishing has a new name and aspirations to consolidate the media networking sector and build a business with smart cities.
Nokia Lands Big Deals in China, UK
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7/10/2018  |  Post a comment
Finnish equipment vendor lands a $1 billion deal with China Mobile and is named as one of Openreach's two fiber vendors in the UK.
The Telecoms.com Podcast: It's Coming Home
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7/10/2018  |  Post a comment
This week: 5G in Romania; ZTE latest; sport in the spotlight.
Eurobites: Openreach Turns to Nokia, Huawei for 'Fibre First' Aid
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7/10/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UK Treasury wonks present fiber to-do list; T-Mobile Austria gets EU nod on UPC buy; Orange and Europol become partners in cybercrime.
5G Will Spur More Fixed-Mobile Convergence – Ovum
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7/10/2018  |  1 comment
5G spells opportunity for FMC upsell, reckons the Ovum team.
Telcos Still in R&D Shadows as Spending Falls
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7/10/2018  |  1 comment
Telcos say they want to seize the technology initiative from their suppliers, but R&D spending by some of the world's biggest operators has fallen in the last few years.
What to Expect From Nick Read, Vodafone's Next CEO
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7/9/2018  |  Post a comment
On July 27, Nick Read will become Vodafone Group CEO designate before assuming the role of Group CEO on October 1. What can we expect from the operator's current CFO once he's in the hot seat?
Eurobites: BT in Cloud Talks With China's Alibaba
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7/9/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: MegaFon opens up new route; Three fibers up for 5G; Deutsche Telekom soups up its cloud.
IBM Racks $1.24B in Deals With Australian Feds & Italian Bank
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7/9/2018  |  Post a comment
Australia inked a AU$1 billion (US$740 million) deal for services across the whole government, while Italy's Banca Caribe and IBM are launching Dock, a US$500M joint venture for AI, big data analytics and cognitive tools for the bank and its clients.
Switzerland Sets $222M Base Fee in 5G Auction
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7/6/2018  |  Post a comment
Switzerland kicks off its 5G auction process and will announce the final winners by June next year.
The US 5G 'Lead' Over Europe Is Bluster
Morris Lore  | 
7/6/2018  |  4 comments
Industry concern that Europe has already fallen behind the US in 5G seems massively overblown.
Eurobites: EU Reads US the Riot Act Over Privacy Shield
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7/6/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Internet copyright proposals rejected; Ericsson confirms Wind Tre win; Inmarsat says no to second EchoStar bid.
5G Backhaul Vendors Have Opportunity, Work to Do
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7/6/2018  |  Post a comment
More than half the communications services providers surveyed for this report expect to have 5G backhaul ready by 2020, even though they still do not know which vendors they plan to use for this step.
Rodriguez Bolts Tivo to Be Liberty Global CTO
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7/5/2018  |  Post a comment
Exec is exiting Tivo less than a year after taking the helm and as Tivo eyes options that could lead to the sale of the company.
Netflix Kicks Tires on Pricier 'Ultra' Tier
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7/5/2018  |  1 comment
Netflix subscribers may soon have to ante up to enjoy the visual pleasures of Ultra HD and High Dynamic Range.
Eurobites: Telefónica Considers Sale of Fixed-Line Stake to Reduce Debt Pile
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7/5/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Tencent teams up with Nokia on 5G testing; Ericsson benefits from ZTE's misfortune; German regulator still has its eye on online giants.
Orange Ups 5G Broadband Stakes in Romania
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7/5/2018  |  1 comment
The use of 5G technology could help Orange to overcome its broadband challenges in Romania – but only if the economics stack up.
Eurobites: Telenor Made Europe's Designated Driver for 5G Journey
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7/4/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: real-world 5G in Hungary and Russia; Euro boffins test Huawei's cloud fabric; Tele2 embraces eSIM technology.
The Telecoms.com Podcast: That's a Fact, Jack
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7/3/2018  |  Post a comment
This week: Huawei's Rubio rumpus; Scott's smartphone stress-test; and Telecom Italia's top-table tussles. All washed down with a swig of Jack Daniels.
VEON Sells Wind Tre Stake for €2.45B
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7/3/2018  |  Post a comment
International operator VEON has decided to exit the Italian market and raise some cash to pay down its debts and focus on emerging markets.
Eurobites: BT Faces Shareholder Revolt Over Outgoing CEO's Bonus
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7/3/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telecom Italia nails procurement deals; Sudatel tests 5G and more with Nokia; satellite link-up heads into the cloud; IBM trumpets European wins.
Orange Romania Weighs Fixed 5G for Broadband Expansion
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7/3/2018  |  Post a comment
Following successful trials with Cisco and Samsung, Orange is considering whether 5G could be used as a fixed-line broadband alternative in Romania.
Eurobites: Opera Files for Nasdaq IPO
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7/2/2018  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: TalkTalk sale collapses; DT will bring fiber to Stuttgart; Micro Focus sells off open source infrastructure software unit; the smartphone made of cork.
Charter Goes on Big Gig Spree
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7/2/2018  |  Post a comment
Still playing catch-up ball with other major US MSOs, Charter extends DOCSIS 3.1 service to a dozen-plus new markets with more than 4 million homes.
NGON: The Software Tide Creeps Up on Optical
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7/2/2018  |  Post a comment
Quick, someone move those damn sunbeds further away from the water! Ray Le Maistre hits the beach in Nice to wax lyrical on what this year's NGON event has been all about: transport for 5G and the deployment of software in optical networks.
BT, Vodafone Still Fretting Over Brexit Costs, Uncertainty
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6/29/2018  |  1 comment
Amid rising concern among business leaders about the impact of Brexit, BT and Vodafone are still facing considerable uncertainty.
Eurobites: Ålcom & Ericsson Put 5G NR Standalone Through Its Paces
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6/29/2018  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica bags more soccer rights; fiber for Exeter; Colt chooses ADVA for NFV; Deutsche Telekom's World Cup AI.
Elisa Beats US, Asia to 5G Finnish Line
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6/28/2018  |  3 comments
Finland's Elisa fends off tough competition from US and Asian operators to launch the world's first 'commercial' 5G service. And it really is commercial. Honest.
Fat Cats Get Fatter as Jobs Go to the Dogs
Morris Lore  | 
6/28/2018  |  1 comment
In pampering their leaders, while ordinary workers face unemployment or pay stagnation, telcos are fueling concern about the growing wealth gap and emergence of an economic elite.
The Future's Bright, the Future's ORAN
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6/28/2018  |  1 comment
The ORAN Alliance, which aims to bring openness into the radio access network, has added new members and provided further details of its plans.
Eurobites: Sunrise Welcomes 5G Dawn
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6/28/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Elisa claims "commercial" 5G first; Fastweb gets faster; VAR contract in back of net for Net Insight.
Telia Carrier Embraces Automation
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6/27/2018  |  Post a comment
Automation may be a hot topic, but which manual processes are actually being handed over to the machines? At Telia Carrier, the optical service management team is set to automate a performance management task.
Remote PHY Moves Needle in Europe
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6/27/2018  |  1 comment
The most popular of the Distributed Access Architecture options that cable operators are now exploring, Remote PHY notched several advances at the recent ANGA COM show in Germany.
Eurobites: Telefónica Told to Play Nice With Transatel
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6/27/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nuage Networks sells SD-WAN with e-Qual; UK jobs lost as Facebook downs its drone project; Uber gets a second chance in London.
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